Mornings: Our group leaders guide their small, same age group of children through the day's scheduled crafts and outdoor play activities. The pace is relaxed and flexible so there is extra time if a project or game becomes absorbing or some wonder of the woods grabs our attention. Our eco crafts are planned to use reclaimed and natural materials. In between activities, children have a healthy snack, water breaks and time to cool off under the sprinklers. Each day is a fresh adventure for our young artists who range in age from 4 - 10 years.
Lunch: All campers enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch (brought from home) under the shade of our woodland canopy. During extreme weather we have the option of returning to our cool buildings.
Afternoons: Continue with more art making and play. Later at dismissal, homemade fruit ice pops are given out while children wait for pick-up.
Before Care: Calm and relaxed is the theme of early drop off. Children can bring their breakfast & counselors will watch them indoors until camp starts. Stories, board games & quiet activities are available.
After Care: As we unwind from a busy day our counselors supervise the children as they engage in free time indoor activities.
Past activities have included:
Fine Arts, Clay and Ceramic work
This station is led by our experienced art teachers. Clay pieces are made, glazed and fired on the school's kiln. Fine art and craft activities are hands-on and provide age-appropriate challenge with a myriad of materials such as: paint, wood, paper, fabric, shells, beads, and found objects. Students create wire sculptures, mobiles, work with perspective, watercolor, collage and prints.
Singing, moving and playing percussion together allows the children to develop ensemble music-making skills and heightens our listen. Building our singing practice each day and learning to play the Ukulele and African hand drums is a joyous way to experience music.
Our Sewing Arts program will have your child sewing dolls, pillows, clothes, accessories (and maybe even reupholstering your favorite armchair?). Children are inspired by the versatility of a sewing machine and with expert instruction, their abilities blossom.
In the past, a music and drama performance culminated our time together and all of the children perform in our end-of-season play which drew its theme from our surroundings and staff and student imaginations. Our CITs, counselors and older students are partners in the creative process - the music and lyrics are original and every child participates - to a packed house!