DAY CAMP KIDS GO SHOPPING : GRANARY SQUARE HOSTS YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS.Byline: Sherry Joe Crosby Daily News Staff Writer
When Adrienne Rosenberg attends summer camp, she doesn't swim or play games. She takes fast-paced tours of local shops and learns how to make merchandise that form the foundation of successful businesses.
And the 9-year-old Castaic girl loves it. Welcome to Camp Granary Square, an unusual blend of business school and summer camp for budding budding, type of grafting in which a plant bud is inserted under the bark of the stock (usually not more than a year old). It is best done when the bark will peel easily and the buds are mature, as in spring, late summer, or early autumn. entrepreneurs.
``It's fun. I like to do this stuff,'' said Adrienne, a fifth-grader who wants to be an interior decorator or grocery store employee. ``I like decorating faces with flowers and decorating T-shirts with flowers.''
Launched Friday, the four-week program allows children ages 6 to 12 to tour businesses in the Granary Square shopping center shopping center, a concentration of retail, service, and entertainment enterprises designed to serve the surrounding region. The modern shopping center differs from its antecedents—bazaars and marketplaces—in that the shops are usually amalgamated into and make arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. .
Coming sessions feature visits to an ice cream shop, an optometrist optometrist /op·tom·e·trist/ (op-tom´e-trist) a specialist in optometry.
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On Friday, Adrienne and 15 other children toured Hughes grocery store; The Paper Rabbit, a gift and novelty shop; and Country Classic Florist. The grocery store's refrigerators - kept at a chilly 8 degrees Fahrenheit - seemed to most impress the children.
``It was so cold it felt like you were going to turn into an ice cube,'' 6-year-old Garret Bryce said.
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After the tour, the children decorated visors with stickers and marking pens, similar to the colorful visors sold in Paper Rabbit. Shop owners said the program is good business.
``It lets several people who live in Valencia know that there's a flower shop here,'' said Sherrie Faris, co-owner of Country Classic Florist.
Parents also praised the program, which costs $7 a session and includes all arts and crafts materials.
``For $7 you couldn't buy this T-shirt,'' said camp counselor Robin Bryce, indicating the blue-and-white T-shirt that she and other campers wore.
``It's a great deal (for parents), because they can drop their kids off and do errands or shopping,'' said camp counselor Mona Walker, whose 7-year-old son Graham is a camper.
Lauren Hollingsworth, 10, can hardly wait for the next session. That's when campers are scheduled to visit optometrist Allan Zeltser - her eye doctor.
Camp Granary Square takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays through Aug. 2. Each two-hour session is $7. For more information, call The Paper Rabbit, 287-9283.
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[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. ) Reanne Barrett, 7, decorates aflower pot at Camp Granary Square in Valencia, where children learn about the shops.
(2--color in SAC) Owner Sherrie Faris shows youngsters around Country Classic Florist.
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