Session 1 :
Sixes and Sevens take Choice Classes together that meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour.
2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)
Block A: 10:30-11:30
Let’s Get Messy (Rachel Kaly) In this art class, campers will get to use their bodies to make messy projects. Leave your boring ol’ paintbrush and colored pencils at home, and bring some clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty!
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?
Build it!!! (Matthew 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 found materials? Or challenged yourself to build something using just clay and string? In this construction/art class we will work with cardboard, paper, wire, clay, string, paper mache, paper clips, rubber bands, paper plates, and toothpicks to see what kinds of structures we can invent and build. In this class, if you can think it you can build it!
Science! (Calla Kennedy) In Science! we will conduct experiments in which we will watch things grow, decompose, explode and freeze! We will work with our friends to discuss the reactions we are witnessing, and will we certainly have fun getting our hands dirty!
Hip-Hop (Danielle Staropoli) In this exciting class, students will learn the most popular dance moves to the coolest music. Rhythm, coordination, and musicality are key components to this class that teach students to pop, lock, and boogie. The students’ moves will take center stage as they freestyle and put their own spin on the moves!
Witches and Wizards! (Cody Rae Knue) Double, double toil and trouble! In this class we’ll tap into our special powers to make our very own bubble wands and spells to go along! Don’t forget your cauldron – we’ll need them for our fizzy potions and Witches’ Brew paintings we’ll create together. We’ll even make photographs called Sunprints using sunlight and magical paper. And of course, we’ll create a magical hat, for a wizard and witch are incomplete without them! Campers will practice lots of fine motor skills.
Block B: 1:30-2:30
Shrink the Chefs (Morgan Wright) For the young chefs who love all things miniature, this class is for you! Every day we will learn about basic cooking techniques while we cook and enjoy a tasty, mini treat. Mini pancakes, mini muffins, mini pizzas—bring your ideas for what foods you would want to eat if you were only a few inches tall!
Toothpick Town (Jaryn Stewart) Using only marshmallows, beads, Play-Doh, and toothpicks, campers will build toothpick towers and buildings as tall (or as small) as they possibly can. Let’s create a whole toothpick city together!
Rebuild. Reboot. Robots! (Cody Rae Knue) Let’s get building! We’ll activate our engineering skills to transform cardboard boxes and other recyclables into life-size robots. Together we’ll problem solve ways of building our new friends as big as us. We’ll incorporate foil, different shaped cardboard, and paint to decorate them.
Tag Games Galore (TBA) Tag is a classic game with many variations, each one posing a slightly different challenge! Campers will chase and be chased as they play favorites like blob tag, TV tag, freeze tag, stuck in the mud and others. We will also explore less well-known varieties of tag, and even invent rules for our very own version!
Karaoke Party (Tara McLaughlin) If you like to sing along to your favorite songs, then this is a great choice for you. In “Karaoke Party,” we will become more familiar with music, singing and performing. Campers will come up with a list of their favorite songs and perform them with a real microphone to an audience of friends. We will dress up and use props too! Our main goal is to have fun and create a safe space where campers can feel comfortable expressing themselves through music. Some additional projects during the session will include a group effort to create new lyrics to our favorite songs. The final class will be a share for other campers to join our Karaoke experience!
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.
Dance Through the Decades (Danielle Staropoli) Let’s do The Bop, the Mashed Potato, Hustle, Moonwalk, Roger Rabbit and the Cha-Cha-Slide. Let’s hop into a time machine and learn dances from past decades and create dances for the future. We will create our very own individual and group dance moves, and share them with our friends at camp dance parties!
Block C: 2:30-3:30
Radical Rainbows (Alyssa Keene) Let’s make this summer a colorful one! Using rainbows as our inspiration we will create ready to wear art! First we’ll learn how to marbleize clay and experiment with mixing the colors of the rainbow while creating bracelets and necklaces. Then, we’ll delve into the world of knitting by creating finger knit rainbow scarves. Campers will practice design, math, and fine motor skills.
Waterslide Time! (Hannah Galgiani) Do you ever feel like you are not getting enough time on the water slide? Are you always the first in your bathing suit and ready to go? Then water-slide time is for YOU! Come join us on the roof (in sun or in the shade) for a great time.
Tiny Worlds (Clara Campos) In this art/construction class, we will create tiny worlds using our big imaginations. Projects will include gnome homes, tiny oceans/aquariums, and mouse museums. Materials will include boxes, jars, wood, cork, string, twine, buttons, and many other tiny things perfect for building tiny worlds!
Lil’ Botanists (Cody Rae Knue) Let’s explore the world of plants and nature together! We’ll take nature walks to our local parks to sketch in our homemade field notebooks the plants we find. We’ll also make textured rubbings and plant based mobile sculptures. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get dirty as we plant our own little garden in pots we create and design ourselves. Each day, as we watch our garden grow, we’ll make observations and share our findings with one another. We’ll use our notes and sketches to create a collaborative mural. Campers will practice science, observation, and fine motor skills.
Backyard Games (TBA) Campers will learn to work as a team, form strategy, practice agility, and have fun as they learn backyard games such as Spud, Steal the Bacon, bounce out, Capture the Flag, Kickball, and Giants, Wizards, and Elves. Campers will then invent their own games using various materials such as cones, balls, flags, etc.
Clowning Around! (Annie Perales) Let’s explore the world of plants and nature together! We’ll take nature walks to our local parks to sketch in our homemade field notebooks the plants we find. We’ll also make textured rubbings and plant based mobile sculptures. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get dirty as we plant our own little garden in pots we create and design ourselves. Each day, as we watch our garden grow, we’ll make observations and share our findings with one another. We’ll use our notes and sketches to create a collaborative mural. Campers will practice science, observation, and fine motor skills.
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.