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SCHC Southern Exposure Summer Camp begins June 1

Registration is underway for the Southern Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Southern Exposure Summer Camp which begins in less than a week.

The annual camp is for ages 4 to 13 and is set to engage children in art, gardening, music, physical education and public speaking.

“They will also learn how to improve their etiquette, confidence and social behavior,” Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Executive Director Stacey Mahoney said.

Karen Biedenharn will serve as the lead teacher for the camp, which will begin June 1 and run through July 31. The camp goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For parents who work, a 7:30 a.m. early drop off and a 5:15 p.m. extended pick up will be available.

The cost is $100 per child for each week of the camp or $90 for those who attend multiple weeks and have more than one child attending. The cost includes all supplies and a daily snack.

Mahoney said children are asked to provide their own sack lunch each day.

Reservations are required for the tremendously popular camp. Space is limited each year, but more so this year due to restrictions placed on the camp due to the COVID-19 virus.

“We are going to be limited in how many children we can take because we will be following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and government and will be doing social distancing,” she said.

This means the number of children in each room will be limited and each student will have their own supplies – no sharing.

Campers will have their temperatures checked daily and will be screened daily following CDC guidelines. Children and staff will have to wear masks and teachers will wear masks and gloves.

Hand sanitizer will be made available to each child as well as in each room and at entrances and exits of the building.

Mahoney also said the rooms will be deep-cleaned each day.

Proceeds from the camp will go to fund teacher salaries and supplies, and any profit beyond that goes to operational expenses of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

For more information or to register call 601-631-2997.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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