Sense of Wonder Camp ends summer season in style

Tara Murphy taught an African Dance workshop to the kids and parents at Sense of Wonder last Friday. — Photo by Pinto Abrams

The Sense of Wonder summer camp ended its season on Friday with a celebration of all the ingredients that attract campers back to the popular camp, located a hop, skip, and a dance from Vineyard Haven harbor.

The events included an art show, an original play and songs by campers and visits by well-known human rights activist and poet Rose Styron, child advocate and filmmaker Georgia Morris, and children’s book author Laurie Burgdoff. Tara and Chris Murphy of Cape Cod African Dance and Drum held an African drum and dance workshop for everyone.

“What a week we have had creating art projects from around the world and talking about human rights and loving and caring for our neighbors near and far,” camp creator Pamela Stevens Benjamin said in anticipation of the show.

Ms. Benjamin said this summer’s campers included young people from Italy, England, China, Ecuador, Brazil, and Mexico. For more information, visit