Eights-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!

 

Eights-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!