Basketball Intensive

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

Preseason Basketball Clinic: June 19th – June 23rd
Session 1:  June 26th – July 7th
Session 2:  July 10th – July 21st
Session 3:  July 24th – August 4th

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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 19th – June 23rd, 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

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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.
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Dan Bobrowski
 (Program Coordinator / Head Coach) has coached basketball at the middle school level for 5 years. He has worked with players in a variety of settings including the Leeward Coast Basketball League on Oahu, the ISAL League in Manhattan, and the LREI Co-ed Intramural League. As a coach, he focuses on defensive fundamentals, offensive efficiency, and team intensity.

 

 

 

James Samuels (Head Coach) received a full basketball scholarship to Sacred Heart University, a Division I school and received a second athletic scholarship to Adelphi University, where he received his MA in Physical Education.  He played pro basketball in Portugal. James coached Men’s Basketball at Adelphi University and both Men’s and Women’s Basketball at Hofstra University. James has also taught physical education to grades K-8 and is currently teaching and coaching Basketball at Village Community School.

 

2017 Daily Schedule:

 

2017 Field Trip and Share Schedule:

2017 Field Trip and Share Schedule:

Session One:
June 30th: Hudson Play
July 7th: Share at Camp

Session Two:
July 14th: Aviator Sports
July 21st: Share at Camp

Session Three:
July 28th: Victorian Gardens
August 2nd: Block Party
August 4th: Share at Camp

Robotics

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Session 1: June 26-July 7
Robotics Lab
Robotics lab is a chance for young roboticists and engineers to explore the potential of LEGO NXT robotics systems to physically realize their ideas. Days consist of short lessons in alternating large and small groups, as well as individual instruction during open blocks of work time.  Campers will be given various challenges to solve, or opt to come up with their own tasks and challenges to work on.   This session is open to campers of all ability levels, whether experienced or new to Robotics, ages 10-13.

Session 2: July 10-July 21
Battle Bots
Through the use of tournament-style “battles” young engineers and roboticists will use critical thinking skills, strategy, innovation, and engineering to create robots that can survive the arena.  Students will use LEGO NXT systems and lego pieces as the basis for their machines.  Days consist of short lessons in large and small groups, as well as individual instruction, and there will be daily and weekly challenges and battles to keep campers engaged.  It’s recommended that campers have some experience with robotics, but anyone excited about building and participating in battle bots is welcome, ages 10-13.

Please note Robotics is not offered Session 3

 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 science teacher for the 5th and 6th grade at LREI. He is also the coach of the middle school Robotics team. He has been in this post since the 2011-2012 school year, and he has worked for 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.

 

 

2017 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.

2017 Share and Field Trip Schedule:

Session One:
June 30th: Hudson Play
July 5th: Share at Camp
July 7th: Project Clean-Up at Camp

Session Two:
July 14th: Aviator Sports
July 19th: Share at Camp
July 21st: Project Break-Down at Camp

Session Three:
July 28th: Victorian Gardens
August 2nd: Block Party in the morning, Share at Camp in the afternoon
August 4th: Project Clean-Up at Camp

 

 

 

Art Studio

Photography and Portfolio Development.

 

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Photography is offered 1st Session to students aged 10-13.

Photography
with Susan Now

Students will learn how to create their own pinhole cameras from boxes and tins. They will make photos with the cameras created in class. They will learn how to work in the darkroom to convert these images into positives. We will also use digital photography to explore the neighborhood and to work on making rather than taking images. Students learn how to take better photographs and exposures and how to create visually compelling images with pinhole, digital and traditional film cameras.

 

Portfolio Development is offered 2nd Session to students aged 10-13.

Portfolio Development
with Matt Mahler

This course will give young artists a jump start on developing a personalized portfolio of art works. Artists will explore techniques that are age appropriate in various drawing, painting and sculptural materials all the while building confidence and unlocking their own artistic voice. Young artists can expect to create up to 5 finished artworks to add to their portfolio. Using art historical references, campers will brainstorm and create projects that are personal to them and receive the support necessary in realizing their completion. Along with creating strong, personalized, portfolio-worthy pieces, campers can be expected to participate in the critique process and familiarize themselves with appropriate vocabulary that will help them better articulate their vision.

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Art Studio 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.

2017 Daily Schedule:

 

 

 


 

 

Teacher Bios:

Susan Now, LREI’s High School Photography, instructs all levels of darkroom and digital photography. Her specialties include Photoshop, Alternative Processes and bookmaking. She introduces students to photography through constructing pinhole cameras. Prior to teaching at LREI she was an adjunct professor at The New School, NYU, The School of Visual Art and the International Center of Photography. She received her MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts.

Matthew Mahler is an a visual artist based in Queens, New York. He holds a B.S. in art education from Hofstra University and an M.F.A. in Painting from CUNY Queens College. Matt is the co-founder of Small Black Door, an experimental art space located in Ridgewood, New York.  Matthew has been an Art Specialist for Summers at LREI for over five camp seasons and has worked as an Afterschool Enrichment teacher during the school year.

Candice Groenke is an award winning furniture maker and a graduate of the College of Redwoods Fine Furniture. She was on faculty at the Village Community School for a few years as the Woodworking Teacher. During the past year, she has served as a Specialist at Summers at LREI as well as an Afterschool Teacher during the school year. She continues to hone her craft as a woodworker and furniture designer in her studio in Brooklyn.


Location
Art Studio Classes take place at 40 Charlton Street in the newly-renovated Arts Pavilion.  Students will work in several brand new state-of-the-art studios, complete with ample natural light, balcony space, sweeping views, kiln, and large work stations.

Times
Art Studio meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

2017 Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Artists will 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:

Session One: Photography
June 30th: Hudson Play
July 7th: Share at Camp

Session Two: Art Portfolio
July 14th: Aviator Sports
July 21st: Share at Camp

Session Three: Furniture Designers
July 28th: Victorian Gardens
August 2nd: Block Party
August 4th: Share at Camp