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

Secrett Stubblefield joins Summers at LREI in her first year as Head Basketball Coach and Basketball Program Coordinator of the Basketball Intensive Specialty Camp.  She brings a wealth of experience in basketball, education, and leadership as she is also the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Hunter College, Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Avenues: The World School, and founder of her own basketball training company, City Outworks.

Coach Secrett is a well-known and respected AAU boys coach and basketball trainer in NYC. In her 6 years as Head Basketball Coach and Player Development Manager at Asphalt Green (NYC), she built the AAU program from scratch, won or placed in nationally recognized tournaments, and trained some of the top high school boys in the city.  Prior to Asphalt Green, she served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Southwestern Community College (Creston, Iowa), and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO).

As a first year coach, Secrett was named Virginia’s Region III Coach of the Year at Waynesboro High School (Waynesboro, VA).  She led her Girls’ Varsity Basketball team to the State Championship game for the first time in 17 years.  After finishing with a 26-4 record (State Runner-Up) as a rookie coach, she knew coaching was her calling, and passion.

Coach Stubblefield played professionally in Poland and Austria prior to starting her coaching career.  She also attended St. John’s University (Jamaica, NY) & Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton CC, in Niceville,FL) on full basketball scholarships.

Secrett has a Master of Education (Central Methodist University) and Bachelor of Science in Communications (St. John’s University).

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

 

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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

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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

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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: 2018 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

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

Tens-Twelves:

2018 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Flag Football (Woobens Celony) The Superbowl is over and the new season has yet to begin, so it’s time for the true football fans to show what they got! Campers will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of football (tackling not included), including teamwork, route running and even basic offensive and defensive schemes. Each class will even feature a full game of flag football. By the end of the class, we will be witnessing the next generation of football superstars!

Experimental Dying Techniques (Matt Mahler) There are so many ways to change the color of fabric and paper. Campers will explore and experiment with tie-dye techniques, as well as indigo dye while making unique dyed clothes and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns as well as be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dying process they like the most.

Jewelry Making (Morgan Wright)  In this class we will explore a variety of techniques and materials for making jewelry and other wire-working projects. Campers will learn techniques for making earrings, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry; techniques which can also be used to make bookmarks, wire sculptures, pins, keychains, and more. If you like the sound of getting creative with wire, pliers, and beads, then this is the class for you.

Checkmate (David Rigo) Are you ready to take your chess game to the next level? This class will focus on checkmate patterns, and solidifying the concepts of check and checkmate. This is a good class for students who are comfortable with rules of chess.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Make ‘Em Laugh (Rachel Kaly) Do you love to make people laugh? Do you love performing but dread memorizing lines? Then this is the class for you! Campers will learn the basics of improv, a comedic performance style where everything is made up on the spot. We’ll play games that teach you to think on your feet, practice our acting chops with some exercises, and end the session with a final performance!

Ball Games (Henry Rice) Ball games will provide the perfect place for kids to move their bodies and play hard! Campers will enjoy classic games such as kickball and Gaga as well as new fun games like Quidditch, Dr. Pin-Daddy and Slapball (think a mix between gaga and kickball, but with mats for bases). Kids will develop their skills in teamwork and coordination.

Modern Masters (Matt Mahler) Be inspired by the most recognizable artists of the last 150 years in this creative choice class. We will look to artworks by recognizable artists including Picasso, Warhol,  Frida Kahlo to become inspired and then create our own masterpieces using paint, oil pastel, collage, printmaking and even sculpture techniques.

Create Your Own Restaurant (Calla Kennedy) In Create Your Own 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 grand opening. Make your reservations now!

 

 

Ten -Twelves Choice Classes: Session 2

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes


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

 

Tens-Twelves:

2018 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.

Honey! I Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! In this fun choice class, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale, transformation, and create humorous stories connected to our artwork. Campers will learn to build the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mâché and paint to bring our sculptures to life. We’ll finish by installing our artwork around camp and sharing our wacky stories.

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!

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Basketball Skills (Henry Rice) Master the craft of basketball in this beginner basketball skills class. Campers will play warm-up games, practice drills and even play full games. Kids will have the opportunity to enhance skills in coordination and teamwork, as well as getting exercise. Having fun and getting better at fundamentals will be the primary goals, with winning taking a backseat.

Tinier Worlds (Clara Campos) We will create very tiny worlds using our imaginations and skills, as well as a bunch of interesting materials. If you are into dioramas, solving problems creatively, and working small, this is the class for you! Projects will include VERY small homes (faeries, gnomes, insects etc.), tiny work spaces  (studios, offices, stations, etc.), and tiny figures/creatures to inhabit your worlds. Materials will include boxes, jars, wood, sculpty, cork, string, twine, moss, buttons, tin foil, glass beads, and many more little tiny things!

Gaga (Woobens Celony) The classic camp game is back! For those who don’t know, Gaga is a version of dodgeball that promotes friendly competition in a safe form, while still giving campers an opportunity to run around and use their bodies. Don’t let the ball hit your feet, or you are out! Gaga players use all of their intellect, speed and skills. Are you up for the challenge?

Point and Paint (Zoe Lintzeris) Campers will explore the art movement of Pointillism by drawing out their own imaginative landscapes and filling in shapes with the pointillism technique. This interactive art history class will allow campers to appreciate the details, but also to zoom out and “examine the bigger picture”, fostering patience and focus.

Ten-Twelves Choice Classes: Session 1

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

2018 Session 1 Choice Classes

Tens-Twelves:

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Modern Masters (Matt Mahler) Be inspired by the most recognizable artists of the last 150 years in this creative choice class. We will look to artworks by recognizable artists including Picasso, Warhol, and Frida Kahlo for inspiration, and then create our own masterpieces using paint, oil pastel, collage, printmaking and even sculpture techniques.

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) Calling all chess masters! In this class students will have a refresher on the rules and fundamentals of chess and be introduced to basic chess tactics and endgames. This is a great class for students who know how the pieces move, but might want a little review and a chance to hone their skills.

Flag Football (Woobens Celony) The Superbowl is over and the new season has yet to begin, so it’s time for the true football fans to show what they got! Campers will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of football (tackling not included), including teamwork, route running and even basic offensive and defensive schemes. Each class will even feature a full game of flag football. By the end of the class, we will be witnessing the next generation of football superstars!

Scavenger Hunt Selfie (James Miner) A modern twist on the classic scavenger hunt. At the start of each class, teams will be given a list of tasks to perform throughout camp: “Hold a living creature”; “Find the Face of Many Colors”; “Disguise your team”. Once the task is complete, snap a selfie! No evidence? No points! At the end of class, team selfies will be shared, points will be awarded, and laughs will be had.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Light Art (Adrian Jevicki) The LED (Light Emitting Diode) will be our art material of choice in this class. We will make objects, cards and paintings all featuring LED’s. In this class we will have fun, make art, and learn a little about electricity while we’re at it.

Checkmate (David Rigo) Are you ready to take your chess game to the next level? This class will focus on checkmate patterns, and solidifying the concepts of check and checkmate. This is a good class for students who are comfortable with rules of chess.

Get Up to Get Down (Danielle Staropoli) Dance dance dance! This class will explore many aspects of dance technique including flexions and extensions, limb rotations, stretch, swings, bends and twists, plus control in balance (two feet, one foot, other body points). We will use our new techniques to collaborate in improvisations, while inventing original movements in response to music, images, words and ideas.

Lacrosse Skills (Matt Mahler) What was once a game played by Native Americans has become one of the fastest growing sports across the country. If you’ve ever been at all interested in learning a little more about this game, then this is your chance. Campers can expect to learn basic rules of the game as well as develop stick skills in this exciting, fast paced game for both boys and girls.

Trivia Town (Norah Roderick) Every day we’ll play a different style of trivia game. Game shows, board games, and pop quizzes will all serve as inspiration and we’ll take turns answering and creating trivia questions. No subject is off limits and everyone will have a chance to learn as well as show off their knowledge.

 

 

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