It was a fabulous first day at Culture Camp as we “visited” Japan under the direction of Sachiko Clough. Twenty children ages 7-13 learned Japanese colors, numbers and greetings. They enjoyed a taste of sushi and, for dessert, vanilla ice cream with strawberries, whipped cream and azuki beans, a traditional Japanese sweet. Campers learned about Japanese children’s festivals including the Doll’s Festival and Boys’ Day. Outside, the played Suki wari, a game in which players hit a watermelon with a sword (pool noodles for us!) while blindfolded. It was a super day. Tomorrow we “visit” Italy!