Hispanic Family Camp 2015

The Hispanic family camp integrate “art therapy” into their program, where both parent and child create art by using the array of materials set out before of them. Participants first express his or herself artistically within a united environment of creating art together and further bond with each other through the sharing of their work. Creating art alongside one’s parents is a unique experience, where special communication is achieved through one’s artistic expression. There is respect, confidence, and a shared identity among the participants in this creative process. Parents and their children are then encouraged to talk about their works of art with each other, thus inspiring confidence and trust in one another. The therapeutic process through art is healing and transformational for the participants in the camp.

-Zoe Russell