Local youth and parents can look forward to something new happening this summer at the Machias Valley Grange Hall. Partners in Presenting the Performing Arts (PIPPA) will be presenting summer camp at the Grange during the second and third week in July.
The first week of the program will be theatre camp, where local youth will write and produce their own plays, designing their own sets and costumes and acting. At the end of the week, the public will be invited to attend the showing of the plays.
The Machias River Wigwams Program is gearing up for their second session this summer. The program is a collaboration between the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) and gives local youth the opportunity to learn skills and explore in a camp like setting.
Last year was the pilot program and was wildly successful with seven participants. DSF owns a camp at the Wigwams site on the bank of the Machias River and it was a site where many people were finding artifacts. The prospecting of the artifacts, however, was causing significant erosion. A test dig was done and the site was determined to already be disturbed.