Running Intensive

Session 1: June 25-July 6

Camp Season Program Description

Summers at LREI Running Intensive will teach young runners the skills they need to be fit and flexible, strong and fast. Runners will improve their acceleration, maximum velocity, and speed endurance, as well as their athletic abilities in general. Whether you’re a sprinter, distance runner, soccer player, basketball player, shot putter, or long jumper, all athletes benefit from training and speed. Campers will come to appreciate the rhythms of the athlete’s day, the freedom of outdoor runs, and the supplementary skills necessary for healthy living and athletic success. Personal feedback and individualized skill building time will be maximized so that each camper can fulfill their potential for SPEED!

Training will include:

–Sprints
–Relays
–Long Jump
–Hurdles
–Shot Put
–Distance running
–Field Games
–Agility
–Strength
–Flexibility
–Teamwork
–Strategy

This session is open to campers of all ability levels, whether experienced or new to running, ages 10-13.

Please note Running Intensive is only offered Session 1

 Runners also take a Daily Elective Class. The class options are a rotating selection of activities, allowing campers to make decisions based on their desires each day.  There is no need to register for Daily Elective Classes.  

Times and Location
Running Intensive meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm at 40 Charlton Street.  Running Intensive takes place around the city using 40 Charlton Street and at the Thompson Street Athletic Center, located on 145 Thompson Street, as additional training facilities. 

Teacher Bio
Peter Heinz teaches 9th grade World History and 11th and 12th grade elective classes at LREI during the school year and brings a lifelong passion for the sport of running to Summers at LREI.  As an athlete at Connecticut College, Peter competed in events ranging from the 4×100 relay to the 8k in Cross Country.  Now, as a coach at LREI, Peter’s main focus is on creating a supportive environment that fosters a love of the team sport of running, a desire to master fundamental athletic abilities, and of course, top notch speed.

Peter is a USATF Certified Coach, and USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning coach. Athletes on Peter’s teams have won 18 ISAL Championships, earned All-State honors 31 times, been ranked overall within NY State by MileSplit NY, and many have gone on to compete in college.

2018 Daily Schedule:

 

Field Trips
Runners will make chaperoned off-site trips on Wednesdays, in addition to Field Trips on Fridays.

We will take trips to explore the best running spots in the city, as well as explore some of the history these locations have to offer. Campers will travel as a group by subway to places such as Van Cortlandt Park, The Armory Track and Field Center and Track and Field Hall of Fame, Central Park, and the track in McCarren Park, Brooklyn.

2018 Field Trip Schedule:

Session One:
June 27: Prospect Park or Armory Track and Field Center & Inwood Park (Lunch served at Camp)
June 29: Field Trip to Van Cortlandt Park (Bring Lunch)
July 4th: Camp Closed
July 6: Field Trip to Central Park (Bring Lunch)

 

 

 

Podcast City

Podcast City is offered for campers aged 10-13 third session only.

Session 3: July 23-August 3

Camp Season Program Description

Welcome to Podcast City! Podcasts fill the world around us, giving us access to information and adventure, from hard hitting investigative journalism to fantastical tales of far off places. This camp is a chance for students to add their voices to the digital airwaves. In addition to learning how podcasts work, campers will learn how to write, produce, and perform their own podcast shows that will be recorded and made accessible to family and friends, as well as the camp at large. Projects will range from conducting in-person interviews on topics such as “unusual jobs in NYC,”  to writing and producing their own original stories. In the process, campers will learn all the tools (audio software and hardware) and skills they need to record, edit, and produce their original podcasts!

Podcast City is open to all campers ages 10-13.

 

Please note Podcast City is only offered Session 3

 Podcasters also take a Daily Elective Class. The class options are a rotating selection of activities, allowing campers to make decisions based on their desires each day.  There is no need to register for Daily Elective Classes.  

 

Times and Location
Podcast City meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm at 40 Charlton Street. 

 

Teacher Bio

Jake Tiner has worked at Summers at LREI for the last 6 years as a head counselor and specialist.  From September through June, Jake teaches third grade at a NYC independent school, and has also taught sixth and seventh grade science. He is an avid podcast listener, and counts Radiolab and The Moth among his current favorites.

 

 

 

2018 Daily Schedule:

 

 

Field Trips
Podcasters will attend Field Trips via air-conditioned coach buses that are scheduled on Fridays with the rest of the day camp.

2018 Field Trip Schedule:

Podcast City: Share and Field Trip Schedule 2018

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party (WNYC visit in afternoon)
August 3rd: Share at Camp

 

 

Basketball Intensive

Basketball

Basketball Intensive is offered for campers aged 10-13 for all three sessions.

Preseason Basketball Clinic: June 18 – June 22
Session 1:  June 25 – July 6
Session 2:  July 9 – July 20
Session 3:  July 23 – August 3

Basketball

Preseason Basketball Clinic Program Description

This season Summers at LREI is offering a one-week Preseason Basketball Clinic! This program helps players, ages 10 to 13 to develop their basketball skills, and compete against each other in games.  The program will run June 18 – June 22, the week before the camp season opens.

The Preseason Basketball Clinic will run from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday, at the cost of $500 for the week.

Campers are asked to bring bag lunches each day that do not contain nut or seed products and do not include glass containers.

 

Camp Season Program Description

Summers at LREI’s Basketball Intensive is an opportunity for players, ages 10 to 13 to learn the concepts of basketball, develop their basketball skills, and compete. Clinics focus on helping athletes improve their dribbling, shooting and passing skills by participating in intensive drill sequences that focus on developing these fundamentals. Time is spent on skill building for each individual player as well as teamwork both offensively and defensively. Lunch is provided each day for campers during the camp season.

Training will include:
– Shooting
– Passing
– Dribbling and Ball Handling
– Rebounding
– Hand/Eye Coordination
– Defense and Agility
– Athletic Stamina
– Footwork
– Teamwork
– Strategy

 

Coaching

basketball

Luis Hernandez is now the Athletic Director at Summers at LREI, where he has worked for over 20 years. He has years of experience teaching physical education and coaching in Independent Schools, and has coached many New York City recreational leagues. His main focus is building fundamental skill, sportsmanship and team spirit.  He has produced 7 Division One prospects, 15 Division Two prospects, 30 Division Three prospects, and over one thousand life-long learners.

2018 Daily Schedule:

2018 Field Trip and Share Schedule:

Session One:
June 29th: Aviator Sports
July 6th: Share at Camp

Session Two:
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 20th: Share at Camp

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party
August 3rd: Share at Camp

Tens to Twelves Program Overview

 

Eights to Twelves   Eights to Twelves

Tens-Twelves Program Description

Ten-Twelves year-olds have the option of registering for a Homegroup or a Specialty Camp (open to 10-13 year-olds).  Children in the Tens are going into fifth grade in the fall, Elevens into sixth grade, and Twelves into seventh grade.

The camp day for 10-12s is 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. Registration is by two-week sessions.  The camp program for children in the Tens-Twelves includes organized activities and outdoor time with their Homegroups, Choice Classes which they select according to their interests, and weekly field trips.

Specialty Camps (including Musical Theater Workshop, Art, Robotics, Running Camp, Podcast City and Basketball ) are offered to Ten-Thirteens.  Visit the Specialty Camp section of this website for more details.

When registering, parents choose a Homegroup for their child. A Homegroup is a consistent place, team of teachers, and group of children that meet over the course of camp.

Homegroup Time

Homegroup time  Homegroup time

Homegroup room doors open at 8:50am. Activities are set up throughout the room in order to engage children in the beginning of the camp day. The camp day starts with a Morning Meeting shortly after 9:00am. Since campers come from many different schools, Morning and Afternoon Meetings are focused on activities that help them get to know one another and to build a sense of community.  Meeting time may include games, a chance to share thoughts and ideas, and a discussion of the camp day.  Other activities with the Homegroup include “Think Tank,” an opportunity for campers to generate group projects, In/Outdoor Games and Arts and Crafts.

A healthy, tasty lunch is served in the cafeteria Monday through Thursday.  Following lunch, recess takes place at Houston Ballfield, Downing Street Park, in our Physical and Performing Arts Space, or in Homegroup rooms.

Choice Classes

Choice Classes   Choice Classes

Campers select three choice classes which meet for an hour each on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the course of a two-week session (indicated on the schedule as Choice Class A, Choice Class B, and Choice Class C).  These classes are open to all children in Tens through Twelves Homegroups.  Classes are taught by Specialists, Heads, and select Associate Counselors.

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Tens / Twelves: 2017 Choice Classes examples

 

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities  Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

Campers of all ages gather on Wednesday for a camp-wide activity such as a game or song, followed by mixed-age activities.  Campers may choose to participate in activities such as capture the flag, a clowning workshop, a sculpture project, or making a camp-wide disco.  This is a fun opportunity for children in different Homegroups to get to know each other, as well as for siblings to spend time together.  The second Wednesday of each session is a camp theme day such as “Block Party” or “Intergalactic Cafe” .  In addition to camp-wide activities related to the theme, each Homegroup decides how they will participate in the theme.  Wednesday afternoons are set aside for extended Homegroup projects, collaborations between groups, and activities related to the theme day.

Field Trips

Field Trips  Field Trips

On Fridays, the Tens through Twelves travel by air-conditioned chartered bus to locations such as the Bronx Zoo, LAVA Acrobatics and Trapeze Workshop, Governor’s Island, and Liberty Science Center.

 

 

Tens -Twelves Choice Classes: Session 3

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes  Eights-Twelves Choice Classes

Eights and Nines take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.  Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.

Please note that Eight’s-Nine’s Choice Classes and Ten’s-Twelve’s Choice Classes are listed separately.

Eights and Nines:

2017 Session 3 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Mini-Golf Madness (James Miner) Campers work in pairs and small groups to construct their own innovative miniature golf courses. While sand traps, water hazards, and pinwheels are welcome, campers will be encouraged to craft their own unique obstacles and themes. After building and testing our mini-golf constructions, campers will get to experience each other’s creations by playing a full round of “Mini-Golf Madness”, traveling from course to course.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Come play capture the flag, as well as other team games! We will start with the original game, and then come up with our own variations of the classic game using our creativity and teamwork.

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indgo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Talk to the Hand (Mollie Flannery) Throughout art history, artists have used hands as a symbol for signatures, portraits, political messages, and more. After making sculptures of our hands using newsprint and plaster, campers will design patterns, imagery, and messages to cover the surfaces of their sculptures, infusing them with personal meaning. While challenging campers to use art as a means of communicating, this class will also help build sculpture and design skills. A showcase at the end of the session will allow students to share their work with other campers and counselors before taking their sculptures home to enjoy.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Basketball (Woobens Celony) Meet us on the court, where we will learn basketball skills like passing, shooting and dribbling. After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play, while developing good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies. We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others!

Animation 101 (Naomi Clark) In Animation 101, we will make flip books, Zoetropes, Phenakistoscopes and GIFs from claymation. We will work in small groups, individually, and collectively to build stories while exploring motion pictures and the effects of color, light, and lenses.

Ready! Aim! Paint! (Cody Rae Knue) Have you ever wondered what it might be like to throw some paint around? Well, you’re not the only one! We’ll draw inspiration from artists like Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell and Franz Klein, who found new ways to get paint from the bucket to the canvas. We’ll experiment with filling balloons and spray bottles with paint, building new painting tools, and maybe even dancing to some tunes on our canvas! Don’t worry – smocks will be provided! In a completely collaborative class, campers will let their creativity shine as they practice and play, honing their artistic skills in the process.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Lacrosse (Matt Mahler) Known as the “fastest game on two feet”, Lacrosse is an exciting team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. In this intro class, players will learn the basic skills and rules including throwing, catching, scooping and shooting before playing actual games against each other. Come see why this game is quickly becoming a camp favorite.

Bead It! (Naomi Clark) Come make beads out of clay, wood, paper, recycled materials and whatever else we can find. We will use our hand-crafted beads to then make jewelry, wearable works of art, mosaics and more!

Portals, Vessels, & Nets (Mollie Flannery) Using chicken wire, twigs, embroidery hoops, and other self-selected materials, campers will create large-scale sculptures that function as portals, vessels, and nets. One camper may create a 4-foot tall bird’s nest while another may construct a giant sculpture inspired by a crystal vase. After building these larger than life containers, campers will design and create things to go inside of them, suspending these sculptures inside of their large creations. Campers will practice concept development, sculpting with wire, and teamwork.

Fancy Restaurant (Calla Kennedy) In Fancy Restaurant, we learn what it takes to run our own restaurant! Through group activities, cooking projects, and dramatic play, campers will learn the skills needed to run a successful restaurant. Campers will work together to design a menu, learn how to set the table, take an order and serve our fellow campers at our end of class share at our grand opening. Make your reservations now!

Gaga for Gaga (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

 

Tens-Twelves:

2017 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Come play capture the flag, as well as other team games! We will start with the original game, and then come up with our own variations of the classic game using our creativity and teamwork.

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indigo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Talk to the Hand (Mollie Flannery) Throughout art history, artists have used hands as a symbol for signatures, portraits, political messages, and more. After making sculptures of our hands using newsprint and plaster, campers will design patterns, imagery, and messages to cover the surfaces of their sculptures, infusing them with personal meaning. While challenging campers to use art as a means of communicating, this class will also help build sculpture and design skills. A showcase at the end of the session will allow students to share their work with other campers and counselors before taking their sculptures home to enjoy.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective: Tens- Twelves choose daily from three rotating activity options during Block B.  This Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop. The  genres change each day and include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Portals, Vessels, & Nets (Mollie Flannery) Using chicken wire, twigs, embroidery hoops, and other self-selected materials, campers will create large-scale sculptures that function as portals, vessels, and nets. One camper may create a 4-foot tall bird’s nest while another may construct a giant sculpture inspired by a crystal vase. After building these larger than life containers, campers will design and create things to go inside of them, suspending these sculptures inside of their large creations. Campers will practice concept development, sculpting with wire, and teamwork.

Fancy Restaurant (Calla Kennedy) In Fancy Restaurant, we learn what it takes to run our own restaurant! Through group activities, cooking projects, and dramatic play, campers will learn the skills needed to run a successful restaurant. Campers will work together to design a menu, learn how to set the table, take an order and serve our fellow campers at our end of class share at our grand opening. Make your reservations now!

Gaga for Gaga (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

 

Ten -Twelves Choice Classes: Session 2

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes Eights-Twelves Choice Classes
Eights and Nines
take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.  
Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.

Please note that Eight’s-Nine’s Choice Classes and Ten’s-Twelve’s Choice Classes are listed separately.

Eights and Nines:

2017 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Live Action RPG (Woobens Celony) Have you ever wanted to be the hero of a fantasy tale but never had the chance? Well now you do! By taking on another perspective and living in a story, we will choose a universe to play in and assume a new identity. Learn the basics of roleplaying games as we take the game into the real world, by creating a character, getting gear, and having adventures!

A Minute to Win it (Norah Turnham Roderick) Every day we’ll split up into teams – sometimes as individuals, partners, or larger groups – to challenge each other to complete a wacky task within a minute! Counselors will provide some challenges but you’ll have a chance to create your own challenges too. Examples might include: Cookie Face, Paper Clip Races, Penny Stacker, Bounce Off, and more!

Portals, Vessels, & Nets (Mollie Flannery) Using chicken wire, twigs, embroidery hoops, and other self-selected materials, campers will create large-scale sculptures that function as portals, vessels, and nets. One camper may create a 4-foot tall bird’s nest while another may construct a giant sculpture inspired by a crystal vase. After building these larger than life containers, campers will design and create things to go inside of them, suspending these sculptures inside of their large creations. Campers will practice concept development, sculpting with wire, and teamwork.

Karate (Vinnie Barille) An introduction to the basic moves and ideas of karate. Activities will focus on building strength, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness.

Quidditch (James Miner) Welcome to the fantastical game of Quidditch, founded by The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players will be organized into houses (or teams), and work together to set up the playing field and positions. All players will get the opportunity to be Chasers, Bludgers, Seekers, and the ever elusive Snitch! The beginning of class will cover the rules of Quidditch and give players time to warm up and hone their skills. Bring your teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, and imagination!

Ultimate Frisbee (Jake Tiner) Campers will first learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee. Then, campers will use those skills to play in the ultimate game: Ultimate Frisbee! Campers will get active, learn the benefits of teamwork, and most of all have fun!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Fabric Painting (Naomi Clark) In this fun art class, campers will learn how to paint and print on different kinds of fabric, creating a range of textures and patterns. We will also learn how to silk paint and how to steam set our compositions to take home and enjoy.

They Might Be Giants (Mollie Flannery) From a giant caterpillar tunnel to a four-foot beehive, the sculptural possibilities in this class are endless! Each camper will think of a creature or natural object and blow it up to a giant scale. We will construct using cardboard, chicken wire, aluminum foil, and more. Campers will work independently and in groups on their projects, developing skills in collaboration and design. At the end of this session, campers will parade their giant sculptures for other campers to see and experience.

Basketball (Woobens Celony) Join us in the gym, where we will practice our dribbling and passing, shooting and rebounding skills in a supportive environment.  Through team play, campers will work on developing on-the-court communication, strategy and good sportsmanship. We will always finish class with fun group basketball games like horse, knockout and others…get in the game!  

Block C: 2:30-3:30

RPG 101 (Jake Tiner) Learn the fun of taking on another perspective and living in a story. Campers will get to create characters, assign attributes  and develop a backstory. Then they will go on a fantastic adventure full of interesting characters, awesome obstacles and formidable enemies.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Come play capture the flag, as well as other team games! We will start with the original game, and then come up with our own variations of the classic game using our creativity and team work.

Bead It! (Naomi Clark) Come make beads out of clay, wood, paper, recycled materials and whatever else we can find. We will use our hand-crafted beads to then make jewelry, wearable works of art, mosaics and more!

Little Red Unplugged (Tara McLaughlin) In this class, campers/songwriters will listen to a variety of songs from various cultures, time periods, genres and styles. We will learn about basic song writing and different techniques. Working with partners, we will create melodies and words that can be put together into a beautiful piece of music! Everyone will have their own special song-writing notebook to create their masterpieces. Campers will explore expression through music and have the opportunity to complete and perform one full song at the end of the session for a Little Red Unplugged Rooftop Show!

Tens-Twelves:

2017 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Karate (Vinnie Barille) An introduction to the basic moves and ideas of karate. Activities will focus on building strength, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness.

Quidditch (James Miner) Welcome to the fantastical game of Quidditch, founded by The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players will be organized into houses (or teams), and work together to set up the playing field and positions. All players will get the opportunity to be Chasers, Bludgers, Seekers, and the ever elusive Snitch! The beginning of class will cover the rules of Quidditch and give players time to warm up and hone their skills. Bring your teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, and imagination!

Ultimate Frisbee (Jake Tiner) Campers will first learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee. Then, campers will use those skills to play in the ultimate game: Ultimate Frisbee! Campers will get active, learn the benefits of teamwork, and most of all have fun!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective: Tens- Twelves choose daily from three rotating activity options during Block B.  This Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop. The  genres change each day and include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

RPG 101 (Jake Tiner) Learn the fun of taking on another perspective and living in a story. Campers will get to create characters, assign attributes  and develop a backstory. Then they will go on a fantastic adventure full of interesting characters, awesome obstacles and formidable enemies.

Mosaics in the Natural World (Mollie Flannery) Enhancing the wonder of nature while exploring the art of mosaics, campers will first embellish twigs, branches, stones, and other natural objects with ceramic and glass tiles. Next, they’ll use a wide array of mosaic elements to create a mosaic painting, an original design inspired by an animal, plant, or abstract organic design.

 

 

Ten-Twelves Choice Classes: Session 1

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes Eights-Twelves Choice Classes

Eights and Nines take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.  Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.


Please note that Eight’s and Nine’s Choice Classes and Ten’s-Twelve’s Choice Classes are listed separately as not all classes are open to all ages, although many are.

Eights and Nines:

2017 Session 1 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Sun Print Stuffed Animals (Mollie Flannery) The process of “sun printing” uses sunlight to create striking indigo blue photograms from natural objects. This nature-loving class will combine the wonder of sun printing with the joy of stuffed animals. After making their sun prints, campers will turn them into simple stuffed animals of their choosing – from turtles to dogs to birds. At the end, we will have a small party with our stuffed animals.

Dance Machine (Chloe Smock) Campers will explore different dance styles and types of music, and learn choreography to create our very own dance parties! We will also collaborate in small groups to invent our own dance moves to music of our choosing. This class will include a freeze dance warm-up, and a final performance to be enjoyed by other campers!

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indigo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Gaga for Gaga  (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Kickball (Woobens Celony) Join us as we play this summertime classic! Campers will learn the rules and practice their kicking, running and fielding skills. Once we have mastered the basics, we will break into teams for some game play, where we will work together while practicing good sportsmanship and having fun.

Build It! (Matt Mahler) Have you ever wanted to build a robot out of cardboard and tin foil? A building out of toothpicks? Your own arcade game out of recycled materials? In this construction/art class we will work with cardboard, paper, wire, clay, string, papier mache, paper clips, rubber bands, paper plates, toothpicks and more to see what kinds of structures we can invent and build. If you can think it, you can build it!

They Might Be Giants (Mollie Flannery) From a giant caterpillar tunnel to a four-foot beehive, the sculptural possibilities in this class are endless! Each camper will think of a creature or natural object and blow it up to a giant scale. We will construct them using cardboard, chicken wire, aluminum foil, and more. Campers will work independently and in groups on their projects, developing skills in collaboration and design. At the end of this session, campers will parade their giant sculptures for other campers to see and experience.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Famous Faces (Matt Mahler) Artists have been making self portraits for hundreds of years. In this choice class, campers will look at famous portraits and find inspiration to create their own. We will explore the work of artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Frida Kahlo while working in paint, oil pastel, and printmaking techniques.

Legends of the Little Red Oracle (Woobens Celony) While setting up for the new camp season, we found something… An oracle with the location of a secret treasure hidden deep within the heart of Little Red! To decipher the oracle and get to the treasure, we will need to retrieve “historical artifacts” by performing physical feats and answering questions based on history, mythology, and geography. With the help of a few brave adventurers, we will conquer physical challenges, solve puzzles, and answer the mystery of the Little Red Oracle!

We Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! Inspired by artist Claes Oldenburg, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale and transformation, creating humorous stories connected to our artwork as we go. Campers will start by building the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mache and paint to bring these wacky sculptures to life.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!

 

Tens-Twelves:

2017 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Matchbox Cameras (Cody Rae Knue) In this fun class, we’ll be making our own cameras out of a variety of materials. First, we’ll experiment making images with two simple items: paper and sun. Using light sensitive paper, sunlight, and interestingly shaped objects, we’ll create sun prints, just as scientists and photographers did in the 1800s. Then we’ll build our very own Pinhole cameras out of matchboxes or shoe boxes – your choice! Using real film, campers will explore the surrounding areas through street photography, and we’ll finish our class by installing our photographs in art exhibition for other campers to visit.

Dance Machine (Chloe Smock) Campers will explore different dance styles and types of music, and learn choreography to create our very own dance parties! We will also collaborate in small groups to invent our own dance moves to music of our choosing. This class will include a freeze dance warm-up, and a final performance to be enjoyed by other campers!

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indigo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Gaga for Gaga  (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective: Tens- Twelves choose daily from three rotating activity options during Block B.  This Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop. The  genres change each day and include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Avant-Garde Jewelry (Mollie Flannery) Developing a strong grasp of wire sculpture, campers will create intricate, wearable designs. They will select treasured objects from a collection of found ceramic pieces, shells, beads, and twigs to make arm cuffs, hair accessories, necklaces, and more! Campers will showcase their designs in an avant-garde jewelry exhibition at the end of the session.

We Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! Inspired by artist Claes Oldenburg, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale and transformation, creating humorous stories connected to our artwork as we go. Campers will start by building the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mache and paint to bring these wacky sculptures to life.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!

 

 

Robotics Engineers

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Session 2: July 9-July 20
Session 3: July 23-August 3

Camp Season Program Description

Whether you are a new programmer or a practiced builder, Robotic Engineers camp offers you a chance to dig into the world of robotics in a fun and challenging way.  This camp consists of design, building, and programming challenges in a way that will get you thinking creatively and keep you having a good time.  Campers will use the EV3 and it’s accompanying Mindstorms programming to solve challenges and play games.  Games might include but are not limited to battle bots, steal the bacon, soccer games, and more.  We will also use LEGO Technic pieces and some traditional and non-traditional building materials to combine with motors and sensors to design and test ideas in engineering challenges.  Campers signing up for more than one session have the option to tackle challenges in new ways, with additional layers of complication and learning, or can help create a customized challenge to continue to develop their skills.  With an emphasis on problem solving and creativity, Robotics Engineers offers campers a chance to explore technology in an enthusiastic and in-depth way no matter what level of experience and skill they are coming with.  

 

Please note Robotics is not offered Session 1

 Robotics students also take a Daily Elective Class. The class options are a rotating selection of activities, allowing campers to make decisions based on their desires each day.  There is no need to register for Daily Elective Classes.  

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Times and Location
Robotics meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm.  Robotics takes place in the state-of-the-art science labs housed in the newly-added science wing at the Summers at LREI 40 Charlton Street campus.

Teacher Bio
Jeremiah Demster
 is the middle school art teacher for the 5th and 6th grade at LREI. He is also the coach of the middle school Robotics team. He has worked LREI and Summers at LREI since 2011. Previous to this position Jeremiah taught a combined age 12-14 Montessori middle program with a heavy emphasis on marine biology and diving on the island of Maui. He has been teaching since 2006. Jeremiah has also been a part of AmeriCorps in outdoor education instruction, and an adventure counselor for the YMCA in New Hampshire, specializing in outdoor education and ropes instruction.  Jeremiah holds a MS in Teaching Methodology from the University of New England, and a BFA in Fine Arts from Endicott College, as well as a Montessori teaching credential from the Houston Montessori Center.

 

 

2018 Daily Schedule:

 

Field Trips
Robotics students may occasionally make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of each session, students will join Upper Camp on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

Final Share
A Robotics share open to family and friends will take place on the second Wednesday afternoon of each session at the Charlton Street campus.  The final Friday of each session is devoted to open Robotic exploration and disassembling robotic creations, in addition to a comprehensive final robotics wrap-up group chat.  Campers will have the opportunity to decide the content of their share with support from instructors.

2018 Share and Field Trip Schedule:

Session Two:
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 18th: Share at Camp
July 20th: Project Break-Down at Camp

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party in the morning, Share at Camp in the afternoon
August 3rd: Project Clean-Up at Camp