Sixes/Sevens Choice Class

Sixes/Sevens Choice Class Season Overview

     

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour.

Session 1: June 22nd- July 2nd
Block A:
Beat the Clock!
Unbelievable Weavable
Slime Time!
Tag, You're It!
Block B:
Veggie Land
Collaborative Sculpture
Basketball
Lego Masters
Team Drawing
Block C:
Mystery Detective
Tiny Worlds
On Your Kart, Get Set, Go!
Arts from Around the World
Session 2: July 6th- July 17th
Block A:
Creepy Cryptozoologists
Life Sized Board Games
Colors, Shapes, Oh My!
Block B:
Hole in One!
Kindness Counts
Spy School
Karate
Clay
Block C:
The Great Outdoors!
Rhythm Nation
Dragons and Fairies Scavenger Hunt
Group Collage
Session 3: July 20th- July 31st
Block A:
Actor's Playground
Beads Bonanza
Balloon Tennis
Beginner Chess
Paper and Cardboard in 3D
Block B:
Young Dancemakers
Chopped! Kids Edition
iSpy
Team Drawing
Clay
Block C:
Kindness Counts
Slime City
Intermediate Chess
Go Fly a Kite!
Latin Party

Session 1

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Beat the Clock! (Isaiah Sullivan) In this class campers will get their minds and bodies moving as they complete a variety of timed challenges. They will run through obstacle courses, do quick sketch activities, answer riddles…and more! Campers will learn how to work as a team, and on their own to improve their skills, and beat the clock! At the end of the session our big challenge will use the entire campus, as campers strive to beat their own personal best times! 

Unbelievable Weavable (Cheryl Woodley) Discover the art of weaving! There are many different ways to weave, and in this class campers will experience various ways to do just that!  We will work on woven wall hangings, circle weavings, and popsicle animal weaving. To top off the session, we will even do a group arm knitting project. The objective is for campers to have fun exploring different ways to weave while continuing to develop their fine motor skills, and to work collaboratively on a group weaving project!

Slime Time! (Andrea Messaoud) Welcome to the lab, the slime lab that is! In this choice class campers will create all kinds of slime. Fluffy slime, sticky slime, bubbly slime, smelly slime, glittery slime, ice slime, any kind of slime you would like! At the end of the camp session we will invite everyone in the camp community to come to our outdoor lab on the roof and get slimed! So bring all your slimy ideas and get ready for an ooey gooey messy session!

Tag, you’re it! (Danny Tom) Come play tag with us! Enjoy time with your friends while playing many variations of classic tag games.  Happiness and snacks included.

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Block B: 10:30-11:30

Veggie Land (Helen Maeng) Veggie Land: a fun way to try new vegetables! There are so many vegetables that we haven’t tried yet, so let’s try them together. Together, we’ll explore different vegetables, learn fun nutritional facts about them, and cook with them too! If you love to try new vegetables, and love to cook – this is the class for you. At the end of the session, we will set up a tasting table for the camp community to try some of our favorite recipes!

Collaborative Sculpture (Matt Mahler) How are big sculptures made? Chances are they are created by a team of artists, engineers and fabricators that all work together to realize their idea. In this exciting choice class campers will dream it, plan it and build it while working TOGETHER! Explore the creative process as a team and tackle the challenge of making a class generated sculpture for our camp. 

Basketball (Danny Tom) Free throw your way to fame! In this Basketball class, campers will sharpen their skills through a variety of drills and games that focus on teamwork and personal development. Young b-ballers will learn how to master offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals.

Lego Masters (Alex Checkman) Are you an expert LEGO builder? Do you have what it takes to take on any LEGO building challenge? Are you ready to face a variety of challenges that will ask you to put your creativity, problem solving, and teamwork to the test? Get ready, get set, BUILD!

Team Drawing (Andy Webber) Work as a part of a team to explore large-scale drawing, and various ways to make marks. Campers will experiment with new ways to draw, and use a range of materials on large-scale, collaborative artworks. Teamwork, problem- solving, and creativity will be our focus as we create these exciting works!

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Block C: 2:30-3:30

Mystery Detectives (Andy Hunter) Elementary! It’s time for these campers to get a clue! In this investigation-driven choice class, we will solve life’s most frustrating mysteries. Like “Where do my missing socks go?” and “Who REALLY stole the cookie from the cookie jar?” While developing skills like problem-solving and teamwork, campers will decode puzzles, share hidden messages, and follow riddles and clues throughout the camp. Each day will lead them closer and closer to uncovering the truth!

Tiny Worlds (Clara Campos) In this art/construction class, we will create tiny worlds using our big imaginations. Projects will include gnome homes, mouse museums filled with tiny art, and bird houses! Materials will include boxes, jars, wood, cork, string, twine, buttons, and many other tiny things perfect for building tiny worlds!

On your Cart, Get Set, Go! (Denzel Johnson) Ready, set, go-kart! In this class we will be using cardboard and scooters to build our very own go-karts! Once we build our vehicles from scratch, we will start racing them against each other in fun and safe ways. We will also test our go-karts by putting them through different obstacles. Join this class if you enjoy building and are ready to get set, and go!

Arts from Around the World (Vanessa Uribe) Come take a journey around the world! From the tropics of Central America, to the islands of Japan, to the deserts of Morocco, students will explore art styles and cultures from around the world. They will learn about a diverse range of art traditions, techniques, and beliefs; learning to appreciate the diverse heritage of the art world.

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Session 2

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

 

Creepy Cryptozoologists (Andy Hunter)Loch Ness, and Trolls, and Bunyips, oh my! In this class, we will discover some fantastic beasts and where to find them. Campers will learn about various mythical creatures and cryptids from near and far: practicing their movement, diet, and behavior. Each class will foster creativity and a thirst for learning. After researching all we can, we will create our own creatures, complete with profiles about habitat, appearance, and behavior. Then, we will end with a creature expedition to find what might be lurking in the depths of camp life…

Life Size Board Games (Cheryl Woodley) In Life-Size Board Games, campers will have the experience of becoming the pieces in large board games! Just picture it! Campers will begin by recreating some of their favorite classic board games to play together. Then, they will create their own life sized board games. We will end the session with a super fun board game extravaganza! 

Basketball (Danny Tom) Free throw your way to fame! In this Basketball class, campers will sharpen their skills through a variety of drills and games that focus on teamwork and personal development. Young b-ballers will learn how to master offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals.

Color, Lines, and Shapes, Oh My! (Vanessa Uribe) See art in a new light, express yourself, and explore the fundamentals of visual art! We’ll learn about colors, patterns, abstraction, symmetry, and geometry in art while exploring different methods and media to create with!

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Session 2

 

Block B: 10:30-11:30

Kindness Counts (Danielle Staropoli) Through simple acts of kindness, campers will spread positive vibes throughout the LREI community. Campers will make friendship bracelets, design original positivity posters, and host a lemonade stand. Kindness can take many forms, and we will explore as many as we can to become Kindness Superstars!

Hole in One (Helen Maeng)Catapults and marble mazes! For the first half of the session, we will be using sticks and rubber bands to make a functioning mini catapult! Can you hit the target with your catapult? We will learn how to safely send things flying! We will then create our very own marble mazes! Can your marble get from start to finish without dropping?? Let’s build and find out! 

Spy School (Alex Checkman) Do you have what it takes to become a spy? We will learn to create the perfect disguise, come up with secret agent names, write our own secret codes, break ciphers, and go on top secret missions…Shh!

Karate (Vinnie Barile) An introduction to the basic moves and ideas of Karate. Activities will focus on building strength, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness.

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Session 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

 

The Great Outdoors (Sara Janoff) This choice class is all about getting outside and enjoying what nature has to offer us! Each class will consist of a different outdoor activity such as scavenger hunts, making nature bracelets, leaf measuring, rubbings, clay pressings, making bird feeders, bird watching, and more! Campers will hone their observation skills, learn to use scientific tools such as rulers and magnifying glasses, as well as develop a greater appreciation for our natural world. 

Rhythm Nation (Danielle Staropoli) In this music-driven movement class, we will explore a variety of hand clapping games to develop our sound and action repertoire. Through claps, snaps, stomps, and voice, we will maintain a steady beat and create counter rhythms and ostinatos. The music we make through our procession will seamlessly become a lively share, performed for fellow campers during our final class. 

Dragons and Fairies Scavenger Hunt (Rebecca Saltzman) Did you know that residents of Greenwich Village have reported the mysterious appearance of tiny mushroom forests and strange sparkly scales all over the neighborhood? They have asked the campers of Summers at LREI to investigate. So, we will travel to nearby locations (playgrounds) and then come back to record what we found. We will create a story, draw it, and then tell the community what might be happening with these mysterious fairies and dragons.

Group Collage (Vivian Yang) Have you ever made a giant collage with a group of your friends? Would you like to? In this class, campers will use various materials (textured paper, crushed crayons, fabrics, yarn, etc) to create a large-scale group collage. To start, each camper will work with their own piece of paper. They will create a textured collage using paper that they manipulate by cutting, shredding, rolling, etc. Campers can also choose to include non-paper materials, such as crushed crayons, fabrics, and yarns if they want to make more 3-dimensional collage. At the end of the session, we will attach all of the individual collages to a large mural size paper to display for the camp community.

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Session 3

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Actor’s Playground (Andy Hunter) Ever wonder why they call it a play? Because acting is fun! In this play-based drama class, campers will experiment with theatre games involving improvisation, imagination, and ensemble building. All the world’s a stage (or a playground!) in this energetic and active thespian experience.

Beads Bonanza (Cheryl Woodley) In Beads Bonanza, campers will design, and create their own beaded works. They will explore different ways to make their own beads using wood, clay and paper. Then, they will create and utilize their beads in their own bead creations. Campers will also create keychains, lanyards and other beaded wonders. Then we will top off the session with a beading exhibition!

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) In this class students will learn the rules of the game and develop an understanding of opening principles. This is a great class for someone who has never played before.

Paper & Cardboard In 3D (Andy Webber) Can you use paper to create a sculpture? Yes you can! Explore 3D buildings with paper and cardboard to bring your imagination to life. Campers will use 3D design and building skills to create stunning sculptures.

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Session 3

 

Block B: 10:30-11:30

Young Dancemakers (Danielle Staropoli) Through guided explorations and games, campers will create their own unique movement vocabulary and teach fellow campers their favorite dance moves. Working as an ensemble, campers will take turns adding their artistic voice to our group piece by making decisions about dynamics, level, shape, and formation. We will host the world premier of our original work for campers and counselors on the last day of class. 

Chopped! Kid’s Edition (Rebecca Saltzman) In Chopped! Kids Edition, teams of contestants will use a range of ingredients to prove they are the wackiest, silliest chefs at camp. After campers have been divided into teams, counselors will announce the ingredients and allow time for brainstorming. Then, the cooking begins! At the end of each class, awards are presented for creativity, teamwork, presentation, and taste. How delicious and beautiful can chocolate, pickles, bread, and celery be? You show us!

iSpy (Avery Kutis) Using our imaginations and our own creations, we will create gadgets and scenarios to complete our greater spy mission throughout camp. We will make spy ID cards, and the gadgets necessary to successfully complete the mission. Then we will think of and practice any scenarios that could come up during our mission – such as climbing through laser beams! Finally, we will use all of our spy tools and skills to complete the ultimate mission. Campers will practice collaboration, team work, design, and spy craft!

Team Drawing (Andy Webber) Work as a part of a team to explore large-scale drawing, and various ways to make marks. Campers will experiment with new ways to draw, and use a range of materials on large-scale, collaborative artworks. Teamwork, problem- solving, and creativity will be our focus as we create these exciting works!

Clay (Vanessa Uribe) Get your hands dirty with clay! In this class students will experience the wonder of clay, as they learn technique to make pottery, sculpture, ceramics, and more!

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Session 3

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Kindness Counts  (Danielle Staropoli) Through simple acts of kindness, campers will spread positive vibes throughout the LREI community. Campers will make friendship bracelets, design original positivity posters, and host a lemonade stand. Kindness can take many forms, and we will explore as many as we can to become Kindness Superstars!

Slime City (Rebecca Saltzman) It’s Slime City! In this class, we will learn the foundations of making slime. Campers will start with the basic slime and work their way up to the more complicated variations of glitter and sand slime. We will work in pairs and teams to compare our slime recipes. 

 

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) In this class students will get 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.

Go Fly A Kite! (Belan Guimaraes Araujo) Let your imagination soar while learning about the history of kite creation, construction and movement. Campers will create functional kites based on, or inspired by, various countries and cultures discussed and visited via pictures and slideshows. Campers will work with different art mediums (paint, pastels, charcoal and pencils) and materials (paper, string, rulers, scissors, ribbons and tape). This class will foster the sharing of ideas, inspiration and imagination. After constructing and sharing our kites, we will go fly them!

Latin Party (Kamillah Aklaff) ¡Epa! Explore the rhythm and movement of Latin music from all over Latin America. We will learn the dances of both modern and traditional music – from cumbia to salsa to zumba! Campers will move in groups, in partners, or solo to a variety of festive musical genres. Feeling a little shy? Come play our traditional instruments like the clave, the bell, or the güiro!