Camellia’s May Day Festival is an outdoor celebration of spring that also honors the parents of the graduating eighth grade class. Parents, grandparents, and friends gather ’round as the May Queen enters, and classes sing, dance, and play musical instruments. Students in first through seventh grade offer a gift to the May Queen in the form of a song or music and the eighth grade students perform traditional dances around the maypole. Later there is strawberry shortcake, and classrooms are open with student work on display.
The May Day Festival and Open House is a faculty-led event, supported by parents who provide and sell delicious strawberry shortcakes.