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!