After enjoying a delicious box lunch from CASA as a fund raiser, members learned about the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp from Paul Zappettini and student Cassie who is in her 7th year as a participant. In the past, the Cameron Park Rotary Club has assisted monetary, and by helping with set up and take down of the camp. Paul encourages members to again join Kiwanis and Placerville and Pollock Pines Rotarians for camp setup on July 14 and breakdown on July 28.
Cassie first thanked us for selecting her to participate in Camp RYLA, which she is very excited to attend. She then spoke about her life changing experiences as a Sugarloaf participant. Kids at Sugarloaf can be themselves in a very kind and patient learning environment with art, music, photography and theater classes. Participants leave the camp with a welcoming open attitude, greater kindness, and increased community involvement. She showed us some of her art and photography from Sugarloaf. After graduating from high school, Cassie’s goal is to return to the camp as teacher or advisor.