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Children's Hurricane Recovery Project at Pistarckle

Children’s Hurricane Recovery Project Program Final Week Ends November 17th

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands –On October 23rd, the “Pistarckle Children’s Hurricane Recovery Project” launched with split session therapeutic and arts day camp classes for 7 to 12 year old youth.  Located in Tillett Gardens, 4126 Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas, the theater day camp included a 3 hour morning - or afternoon -  session, Monday through Friday, with a healthy snack and several classes in the performing arts. There was a nominal fee per child, with some scholarships awarded. There were many donors who stepped forward to make those scholarships possible. The Camp's mission is to help children express and channel their traumatic life experience and feelings by therapy through the arts.  Classes are being held in music, singing, acting, dancing, writing, poetry, puppetry, sand art and yoga.

Pistarckle has partnered with Virgin Islands holistic health consultant Joan Bennett-Williams, R.N. to premiere and weave her therapeutic play concept, the “iggi Project,” during camp.  In addition, well-respected social worker and puppeteer Ann Nayer is involved. According to Pistarckle Theater Founder and Artistic Producer Nikki Emerich, “Children are participating in a safe, controlled environment, while also facilitating parents who may wish to return to work, or perhaps carve out some dedicated time to repair/rebuild their homes.”

Any additional Donations should be made payable to Pistarckle Theater, earmarked for the Pistarckle Children’s Hurricane Recovery Project, and mail or drop off to 4126 Anna’s Retreat (Tillett Gardens), St. Thomas, VI00802, ATTN;  Priscilla Lynn/Marketing Director. Donations make also be made via the PayPal Account at, noting that it is for the “Pistarckle Children’s Hurricane Recovery Project.” For more information, call or text the theater’s temporary contact number at (340) 227-8451.

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