Happening parallel to our National Innovation Conference on May 5 will be a new feature called “Camp NIC,” with programming targeting the younger members of our community twelve years old and younger.
Camp NIC will take place in the lower level of the Temple University Performing Arts Center and will run concurrently with the main conference taking place in the main auditorium, giving parents the opportunity to go back and forth and participate in both programs.
*Note: Camp NIC is free for children whose parents are registered.
Camp NIC will be facilitated by Kostas Kiritsis, a Teaching Artist in the New York City schools. He holds a certificate in Education from Columbia University and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has been exhibiting his photographs in Europe and the USA for thirty years. Kostas’ calling is to help children and their parents bring the visual arts into their daily lives and he specializes in digital photography and narrative arts.
Chef Maria Loi will bring her expertise in healthy Greek cuisine and nutrition and share an interactive cooking demonstration with the kids. As a restaurateur of her eponymous Loi Estiatorio in New York City, she often brings kids into her kitchen to start them at an early age on how to select fresh ingredients and how to prepare healthy and well-balanced meals. She is also the author of the best-selling HarperCollins cookbook “The Greek Diet.”
All the way from California, Vivian Panou will lead a special workshop designed to turn our Camp NIC participants into junior chemists. As the director of special events and programs at Earth Friendly Products, she educates the public on healthy, sustainable living and partners with non-profit organizations to educate and uplift audiences across the country. Vivian’s mission is to help make this planet a healthier place for all living species and does so by engaging audiences— young and old— with a fun and informative program.
Finally, a sound mind goes hand in hand with a sound body and Anthoula Katsimatides will get our kids’ muscles moving a bit with a special workshop in Greek folk dance. A long-time Greek dance instructor and performer, Katsimatides will also instill in the participants the importance of dance in Greek culture through anecdotes and stories.
Don’t miss this exciting weekend and the chance to involve your children, twelve years old and younger, in this innovative programming. Click here to purchase tickets and weekend packages.