Session 3 :
Sixes and Sevens take Choice Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour per class.
2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)
Block A: 10:30-11:30
Riddle Me This! (Woobens Celony) Riddle me this, riddle me that! Will you solve these riddles in no time flat? Get ready for the most mind-boggling game show experience of your life! Hosted by the riddle meister, in order to succeed, camper’s will be performing physical feats and answering questions based on history, mythology, geography and more! With the help of a few brave contestants, we will conquer physical challenges, solve puzzles, and answer the mysteries left by the riddle meister!
Treasure Hunters (James Miner) Campers work in small groups to decipher clues that lead them to a secret treasure. Clues hidden throughout camp will task children with challenges in the form of puzzles, riddles, maps, and physical acts of strength and agility. At the completion of each class, campers will have discovered a piece to the “final clue”. Once all six pieces have been found, campers will be able to locate the treasure and share it’s secrets!
On Your Cart, Get Set, Go! (Denzel Johnson) In this class campers will be able to create their own “Go-Carts” and race and play different versions of tag games using the carts. The carts will be made out of cardboard and four wheeled scooters. Campers will be able to explore their creative side in addition to being able to play exciting but safe and age appropriate games on the carts that they have created.
About Face (Matt Mahler) Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a face, but didn’t know where to begin? In this class we’ll learn and practice some basic skills for making a realistic portrait. By examining self-portraits of famous artists throughout history, we’ll learn about the proportions of the human face as we practice drawing our own self-portraits.
Young Dancemakers (Danielle Staropoli) Through guided explorations and games, students will create their own unique movement vocabulary, thus leading to an original piece of choreography. Students will learn how to give and receive constructive feedback and make revisions to their work to be performed and shared.
Jigsaw Puzzles! (Alyssa Keene) Fun to solve and make, we will spend our time tackling puzzles both large and small before creating some of our own out of paper and cardboard. Campers will practice collaboration, design, logic, and math.
Creature Combinations (Noah Furman) What would a shark, a lion, and a butterfly look like all mashed up into one? In this class, campers will get a chance to make exciting combinations of their favorite animals, using their imaginations to invent their own unique animal species! Beginning from drawings and collage, we will translate our animal combinations in paint and clay.
Block B: 1:30-2:30
Cosmic Cantina (Adrian Jevicki) Part snack lounge, part TV show, part meeting place for interstellar aliens (and humans!), it’s the number 1 cafe on Mars, the Cosmic Cantina! Cosmic Cantina is a class where imaginative play and creative snack making (and eating) come together to create the most intergalactic camp class this side of the Milky Way. We will make glowing masks, bubbly drinks, mini (edible) rocket ships, and learn about the alien worlds we come from as we bring the Cosmic Cantina to life on the (little) Red Planet!
Let’s Dance (Tara McLaughlin) Have you ever heard of the dance move called the shopping cart? Or the snow stomper? In this class we will explore dance and body movement, play dance games and make our own brand new future dance moves! We will practice teamwork and improvisational skill building throughout the session. Let’s Dance!
My Big Art Book (Noah Furman) In this choice class, campers will make their very own art books, filled with creation made from drawing, painting and printmaking techniques. Campers will design and create their very own books, learning about bookbinding. We will try different ways of making images, including collograph prints, foam prints, and even prints made from fruits and veggies!
Basketball (TBA) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills. 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!
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.
Will it Fly? (TBA) We will design paper airplanes, parachutes, kites, use balloons and bubbles…! Each class will be dedicated to creating a unique flying contraption out of various, light-weight materials and then test run them both inside and outside.
Board Game Bonanza (TBA) Campers will discover all the forms board games can take. There are so many different types of games to choose from, whether they are based on resources (Catan, Monopoly), cards (Uno, Dominion), conquering (Risk) or even legacy (games that change each time you play!). The possibilities are endless!
Block C: 2:30-3:30
Waterslide Time! (Hannah Galgiani) Do you ever feel like you are not getting enough time on the waterslide? Are you always the first in your bathing suit and ready to go? Then waterslide time is for YOU! Come join us on the roof (in sun or in the shade) for a great time.
Tiny Animal Worlds (Vicky Sideropolous) Calling all animal lovers! In this class, each camper will pick an animal, either real or imaginary, and create a mini habitat for it to live and play in. First we will design and make our animals out of clay. Then we will work on creating the animal’s habitat with a variety of different materials including shoeboxes, moss, string, leaves and twigs. The class will conclude with a camper-led mini Natural History Museum!
Let’s Build a City! (Alex Checkman) Campers will work together to recreate our favorite New York City buildings. Through trial and error, campers will learn about weight and balance as they construct their buildings. We will build our structures using Unit Blocks and decorate them using plasticine, paper, and fabric. Let’s get building!
Kickball (TBA) 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.
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.
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.
Experimental Painting (Noah Furman) In this choice class, campers will try their hand at a variety of techniques and tricks to paint without using a brush! Stenciling, stamping and printing to make colorful and unique designs, campers will learn about color mixing and paint using tape, making surprising shapes and patterns. Campers will try tactile and fun ways of pouring paint and even using shaving cream to marble paper.