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Kamp Kiawah chidlren paint 'Under the Sea' canvases for MUSC's hospital

By Melissa Kubu
Children's Hospital

On June 25, more than 100 children, ranging from 3- to 17-years-old, gathered at Kamp Kiawah to create an art project that would give back to the Charleston community.

Children from Kamp Kiawah are busy painting canvases with the theme “Under the Sea.” Once finalized, all five paintings are displayed in the Rutledge Tower outpatient clinics.

The project was to paint canvases that would fit the MUSC’s Children’s Hospital theme of “Under the Sea.” The idea came from one of MUSC’s volunteers, Chelsea Stegmaier.

During the week the corporate group, Young Professionals Organization, held a conference at the Sanctuary, and the members’ families joined them to make it a vacation. Their children attended a weeklong camp where they learned about the Charleston community and culture. As their “giving back” project, Stegmaier organized them to paint canvases that would be hung in the MUSC’s Children Hospital.

There were five canvases for five age groups: 3-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, 11-13 year olds, and 14-17 year olds.
On Aug. 19, the canvases were presented by Kamp Kiawah counselors to Rosemarie Battaglia, R.N., nurse manager of the Rutledge Tower Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics. “This artwork will create a positive atmosphere in our exam rooms. We are excited to have this donation, appreciate the time and are amazed at the talent of the young campers.”

September 26, 2013

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