Comic Book Creators

Comic Book Creators is offered to campers ages 10-13 during Session 2: July 8 – July 19

Camp Season Program Description

Comic books, graphic novels and even comic strips are all great storytelling methods that allow artists and writers to tell exciting stories in a visual way.  If you have an interest in drawing or writing comics then this will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about how these books are created, and a chance to make your own!  Are you a comic reader? Come try your hand at scripting, inventing characters, learning how to compose panels and pages, how to ink and color pages, and some of the digital techniques that brought your favorite books to life.  Campers will have the chance to work with traditional and digital tools and materials as they work towards making their own characters and stories, and ultimately work towards making their own issue of an original comic. Some of the exercises may include drawing thumbnail and model sheets, learning different drawing perspectives, creating dialogue, working with exciting figure poses, developing a personal style of comic drawing, introduction to storytelling methods, layout and inking of comic pages, working with watercolor, and some basic Photoshop for digital drawing and coloring.  From Manga style to classic heroic figure drawing, all styles and levels of experience are welcome!

 

Daily Schedule:

Time & Location
Comic Book Creators Specialty camp takes place at our Sixth Avenue campus (272 Sixth Avenue).  It meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Comic Book Creators will make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of the session, students will join our Tens-Twelves & other Specialty Camps on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

 

Teacher Bio
Jeremiah Demster
 is the middle school art teacher for the 5th and 6th grade at LREI. He is also the coach of the middle school Robotics team. He has worked LREI and 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.

Preseason Clinics

All Preseason Clinics will run from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday, at the cost of $500 for the week or $100 per day.

Campers are asked to bring bag lunches each day that do not contain nut or seed products and do not include glass containers.

Preseason Basketball Clinic Program Description

Summers at LREI offers 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.

Training will include:

  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Dribbling and Ball Handling
  • Rebounding
  • Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Defense and Agility
  • Athletic Stamina
  • Footwork
  • Teamwork
  • Strategy

Register for the clinic basketball here.

Preseason Soccer Clinic

Summers at LREI offers a one-week Preseason Soccer clinic. This program is a week long training camp that works on individual player skills and game scenarios in a fun and competitive environment.  Through a combination of drills, challenges and games players will be encouraged to be creative and take risks with new skills to help them grow technically and to develop a personal style as a unique player.  There will be a focus on growing all aspects of one’s game and being a well-rounded soccer player, and participants will be given techniques and strategies to continue to improve on their own as much as they are motivated to.

Some areas of focus:

  • Individual defending
  • First touch & ball control
  • Shooting
  • Passing & seeing options in-game
  • Working in tight spaces
  • Agility & athletic stability
  • Creative play
  • Team play
  • Creative set pieces

Register for the soccer clinic here

 

Preseason Wrestling Clinic

Summers at LREI’s offers a one-week Preseason Wrestling clinic. The wrestling clinic is an opportunity for athletes, ages 10 to 13, to learn the basic concepts of wrestling, develop and enhance their wrestling skills, and compete. The program will focus on helping wrestlers learn takedowns, escapes, top control and tumbling while developing overall fitness, agility and athleticism.

Areas of focus will include:
– Grappling
– Defensive Wrestling
– Chain Wrestling
– Finishing moves
– Athletic Stamina
– Strategy

Register for the wrestling clinic here.

Story Makers

Story Makers is offered to campers ages 9-13 during Session 2: July 8 – July 19

Camp Season Program Description

Story makers is an engineering inspired creative workshop for young storytellers.

Through construction, design, coding and art projects, students will have a chance to approach storytelling from a “Maker mindset” to uncover new possibilities as authors.

This camp consists of a series of creative writing projects prompted by and created alongside a variety of Maker projects. Campers will craft, design, tinker, engineer and build a variety of physical objects as a way of exploring alternative approaches to their writing.

Projects might include but are not limited to coding animations and games, stop motion animation, cardboard automata, simple wearable circuits and a variety of engineering challenges.

With an emphasis on exploration, skill sharing, observation and creative problem solving students will sketch, measure , cut, glue and make original stories from the materials around them. The session will culminate in an Imaginarium where students will share their work and the creative processes that brought them about.

 

Daily Schedule:

Time & Location
Story Makers Specialty camp takes place at our Sixth Avenue campus (272 Sixth Avenue).  It meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Story Makers will make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of the session, students will join our Tens-Twelves on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

 

Teacher Bio

Adrian Jevicki is a Brooklyn based dance, theater, performance and video artist and an educator. Internationally, he has worked with the Kyoto­b ased Kyoryukan, a theater collective that creates original works mixing puppetry and dance­/theater under the direction of Peter Golightly. Locally, he has performed with such groups and artists as Pablo Helguera, Angie Eng, Angie Waller, Jamal Jackson, Collision Theory, (in)Parantheses Theater Company, Jill Samuels, Erica Fae, Elke Rindfliesch, Glass Contraption, Gabriel Forestieri (projectLimb), Rachel Cohen (RaCoCo Productions), Olek, and others. He has presented his original, collaboratively devised performance work at venues throughout New York City including: Touch, Microscope, apexart, Small Black Door, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, chashama, HATCH, Dixon Place, BAX, Spoke the Hub, Triskelion Arts, The Tank, The Brick, Irondale Center, Mary Anthony Dance Theater and nationally at University of Chicago and Trinity College. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program. He is currently the Educational Technology Coordinator at Pine Street School in downtown Manhattan.

Basketball Intensive

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

Preseason Basketball Clinic: June 17 – June 21
Session 1:  June 24 – July 3rd  (No camp on July 4th or 5th)
Session 2:  July 8 – July 19
Session 3:  July 22 – August 2

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

 Daily Schedule:

Time & Location
Basketball Intensive takes place at our Thompson Street campus (140 Thompson Street).  It meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
On the first Friday of each session, campers will join our Tens-Twelves & other Specialty camps on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

2019 Field Trip and Share Schedule (TBA):

2018 EXAMPLES

Session One:
June 29th: Aviator Sports
July 6th: Share at Camp

Session Two:
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 20th: Share at Camp

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party
August 3rd: Share at Camp

Tens to Twelves Program Overview

 

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Tens-Twelves Program Description

Ten-Twelves year-olds have the option of registering for a Homegroup or a Specialty Camp (open to 10-13 year-olds).  Children in the Tens are going into fifth grade in the fall, Elevens into sixth grade, and Twelves into seventh grade.

The camp day for 10-12s is 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. Registration is by two-week sessions.  The camp program for children in the Tens-Twelves includes organized activities and outdoor time with their Homegroups, Choice Classes which they select according to their interests, and weekly field trips.

Specialty Camps (including Musical Theater Workshop, Art, Robotics, Running Camp, Podcast City and Basketball ) are offered to Ten-Thirteens.  Visit the Specialty Camp section of this website for more details.

When registering, parents choose a Homegroup for their child. A Homegroup is a consistent place, team of teachers, and group of children that meet over the course of camp.

Homegroup Time

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Homegroup room doors open at 8:50am. Activities are set up throughout the room in order to engage children in the beginning of the camp day. The camp day starts with a Morning Meeting shortly after 9:00am. Since campers come from many different schools, Morning and Afternoon Meetings are focused on activities that help them get to know one another and to build a sense of community.  Meeting time may include games, a chance to share thoughts and ideas, and a discussion of the camp day.  Other activities with the Homegroup include “Think Tank,” an opportunity for campers to generate group projects, In/Outdoor Games and Arts and Crafts.

A healthy, tasty lunch is served in the cafeteria Monday through Thursday.  Following lunch, recess takes place at Houston Ballfield, Downing Street Park, in our Physical and Performing Arts Space, or in Homegroup rooms.

Choice Classes

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Campers select three choice classes which meet for an hour each on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the course of a two-week session (indicated on the schedule as Choice Class A, Choice Class B, and Choice Class C).  These classes are open to all children in Tens through Twelves Homegroups.  Classes are taught by Specialists, Heads, and select Associate Counselors.

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Tens / Twelves: 2018 Choice Classes examples

 

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

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Campers of all ages gather on Wednesday for a camp-wide activity such as a game or song, followed by mixed-age activities.  Campers may choose to participate in activities such as capture the flag, a clowning workshop, a sculpture project, or making a camp-wide disco.  This is a fun opportunity for children in different Homegroups to get to know each other, as well as for siblings to spend time together.  The second Wednesday of each session is a camp theme day such as “Block Party” or “Intergalactic Cafe” .  In addition to camp-wide activities related to the theme, each Homegroup decides how they will participate in the theme.  Wednesday afternoons are set aside for extended Homegroup projects, collaborations between groups, and activities related to the theme day.

Field Trips

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On Fridays, the Tens through Twelves travel by air-conditioned chartered bus to locations such as the Bronx Zoo, LAVA Acrobatics and Trapeze Workshop, Governor’s Island, and Liberty Science Center.

Tens -Twelves Choice Classes: Session 3

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes

 Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.

Tens-Twelves:

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Flag Football (Woobens Celony) The Superbowl is over and the new season has yet to begin, so it’s time for the true football fans to show what they got! Campers will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of football (tackling not included), including teamwork, route running and even basic offensive and defensive schemes. Each class will even feature a full game of flag football. By the end of the class, we will be witnessing the next generation of football superstars!

Experimental Dying Techniques (Matt Mahler) There are so many ways to change the color of fabric and paper. Campers will explore and experiment with tie-dye techniques, as well as indigo dye while making unique dyed clothes and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns as well as be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dying process they like the most.

Jewelry Making (Morgan Wright)  In this class we will explore a variety of techniques and materials for making jewelry and other wire-working projects. Campers will learn techniques for making earrings, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry; techniques which can also be used to make bookmarks, wire sculptures, pins, keychains, and more. If you like the sound of getting creative with wire, pliers, and beads, then this is the class for you.

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.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Make ‘Em Laugh (Rachel Kaly) Do you love to make people laugh? Do you love performing but dread memorizing lines? Then this is the class for you! Campers will learn the basics of improv, a comedic performance style where everything is made up on the spot. We’ll play games that teach you to think on your feet, practice our acting chops with some exercises, and end the session with a final performance!

Ball Games (Henry Rice) Ball games will provide the perfect place for kids to move their bodies and play hard! Campers will enjoy classic games such as kickball and Gaga as well as new fun games like Quidditch, Dr. Pin-Daddy and Slapball (think a mix between gaga and kickball, but with mats for bases). Kids will develop their skills in teamwork and coordination.

Modern Masters (Matt Mahler) Be inspired by the most recognizable artists of the last 150 years in this creative choice class. We will look to artworks by recognizable artists including Picasso, Warhol,  Frida Kahlo to become inspired and then create our own masterpieces using paint, oil pastel, collage, printmaking and even sculpture techniques.

Create Your Own Restaurant (Calla Kennedy) In Create Your Own 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 grand opening. Make your reservations now!

 

 

Ten -Twelves Choice Classes: Session 2

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Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.

Session 2

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Tens-Twelves:

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.

Honey! I Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! In this fun choice class, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale, transformation, and create humorous stories connected to our artwork. Campers will learn to build the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mâché and paint to bring our sculptures to life. We’ll finish by installing our artwork around camp and sharing our wacky stories.

Quidditch (James Miner) Welcome to the fantastical game of Quidditch, founded by The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players will be organized into houses (or teams), and work together to set up the playing field and positions. All players will get the opportunity to be Chasers, Bludgers, Seekers, and the ever-elusive Snitch! The beginning of class will cover the rules of Quidditch and give players time to warm up and hone their skills. Bring your teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, and imagination!

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Basketball Skills (Henry Rice) Master the craft of basketball in this beginner basketball skills class. Campers will play warm-up games, practice drills and even play full games. Kids will have the opportunity to enhance skills in coordination and teamwork, as well as getting exercise. Having fun and getting better at fundamentals will be the primary goals, with winning taking a backseat.

Tinier Worlds (Clara Campos) We will create very tiny worlds using our imaginations and skills, as well as a bunch of interesting materials. If you are into dioramas, solving problems creatively, and working small, this is the class for you! Projects will include VERY small homes (faeries, gnomes, insects etc.), tiny work spaces  (studios, offices, stations, etc.), and tiny figures/creatures to inhabit your worlds. Materials will include boxes, jars, wood, sculpty, cork, string, twine, moss, buttons, tin foil, glass beads, and many more little tiny things!

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?

Point and Paint (Zoe Lintzeris) Campers will explore the art movement of Pointillism by drawing out their own imaginative landscapes and filling in shapes with the pointillism technique. This interactive art history class will allow campers to appreciate the details, but also to zoom out and “examine the bigger picture”, fostering patience and focus.

Ten-Twelves Choice Classes: Session 1

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Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.

 Session 1

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Tens-Twelves:

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Modern Masters (Matt Mahler) Be inspired by the most recognizable artists of the last 150 years in this creative choice class. We will look to artworks by recognizable artists including Picasso, Warhol, and Frida Kahlo for inspiration, and then create our own masterpieces using paint, oil pastel, collage, printmaking and even sculpture techniques.

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.

Flag Football (Woobens Celony) The Superbowl is over and the new season has yet to begin, so it’s time for the true football fans to show what they got! Campers will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of football (tackling not included), including teamwork, route running and even basic offensive and defensive schemes. Each class will even feature a full game of flag football. By the end of the class, we will be witnessing the next generation of football superstars!

Scavenger Hunt Selfie (James Miner) A modern twist on the classic scavenger hunt. At the start of each class, teams will be given a list of tasks to perform throughout camp: “Hold a living creature”; “Find the Face of Many Colors”; “Disguise your team”. Once the task is complete, snap a selfie! No evidence? No points! At the end of class, team selfies will be shared, points will be awarded, and laughs will be had.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective (TBA) Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop where Tens-Twelves and Specialty Camp campers choose from three rotating activity options. The activities are offered at our 40 Charlton Street campus, and change each day to include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Light Art (Adrian Jevicki) The LED (Light Emitting Diode) will be our art material of choice in this class. We will make objects, cards and paintings all featuring LED’s. In this class we will have fun, make art, and learn a little about electricity while we’re at it.

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.

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.

Lacrosse Skills (Matt Mahler) What was once a game played by Native Americans has become one of the fastest growing sports across the country. If you’ve ever been at all interested in learning a little more about this game, then this is your chance. Campers can expect to learn basic rules of the game as well as develop stick skills in this exciting, fast paced game for both boys and girls.

Trivia Town (Norah Roderick) Every day we’ll play a different style of trivia game. Game shows, board games, and pop quizzes will all serve as inspiration and we’ll take turns answering and creating trivia questions. No subject is off limits and everyone will have a chance to learn as well as show off their knowledge.

 

 

Robotics Engineers

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Robotics Engineers is offered to campers ages 9-13 Session 1 June 24 – July 3rd

Camp Season Program Description

Whether you are a new programmer or a practiced builder, Robotic Engineers camp offers you a chance to dig into the world of robotics in a fun and challenging way.  This camp consists of design, building, and programming challenges in a way that will get you thinking creatively and keep you having a good time.  Campers will use the EV3 and it’s accompanying Mindstorms programming to solve challenges and play games.  Games might include but are not limited to battle bots, steal the bacon, soccer games, and more.  We will also use LEGO Technic pieces and some traditional and non-traditional building materials to combine with motors and sensors to design and test ideas in engineering challenges.  Campers signing up for more than one session have the option to tackle challenges in new ways, with additional layers of complication and learning, or can help create a customized challenge to continue to develop their skills.  With an emphasis on problem solving and creativity, Robotics Engineers offers campers a chance to explore technology in an enthusiastic and in-depth way no matter what level of experience and skill they are coming with. 

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Times and Location
Robotics meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm at our Sixth Avenue Campus. It meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

 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 the Tens-Twelves and other Specialty camps 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.  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.

2019 Share and Field Trip Schedule TBA (See 2018 Examples below):

Session Two:
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 18th: Share at Camp
July 20th: Project Break-Down at Camp

Session Three:
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party in the morning, Share at Camp in the afternoon
August 3rd: Project Clean-Up at Camp

Eights / Nines Choice Classes: Session 3

Session 3 :  

Eights and Nines take Choice Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour per class.

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Block A: 9:30-10:30

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.

Masquerade Mania  Annie Perales) In this class, campers will learn everything there is to know about masks! They will learn about mask performance, design, and have the ability to dream up and make their own wearable creations. The class will culminate in a masquerade ball where they can show off their new masks and skills!

Jewelry Making (Morgan Wright)  In this class we will explore a variety of techniques and materials for making jewelry and other wire-working projects. Campers will learn techniques for making earrings, bracelets, rings, and other jewelry; techniques which can also be used to make bookmarks, wire sculptures, pins, keychains, and more. If you like the sound of getting creative with wire, pliers, and beads, then this is the class for you.

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.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Basketball (Ryan Clinesmith) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  Basketball will introduce the basics of fair play and teamwork with an emphasis on equality in competition through easy skill building drills and fun games.

Ready! Aim! Paint! (Cody Rae Knue) Have you ever felt that paintbrushes are just too limiting? Maybe you’ve wondered what it might be like to throw some paint around? Well you’re not the only one! Artists like Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell and Franz Klein, who found new ways to get paint from the bucket to the canvas, will inspire us. We’ll experiment with filling balloons with paint, spray bottles, building new painting tools, and maybe even dancing to some tunes on our paintings! Don’t worry – smocks will be provided!

Clowning Around! (Annie Perales) Have you ever wanted to join the circus? Now you can! Campers will explore clowning, juggling, and mini acrobatics. The class will culminate in a circus performance for other campers in which we will share our goofy, silly, clown characters.

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Dodgeball Battle Royale! (Woobens Celony)  Get ready for the battle royale, where campers will be playing a new and daring type of dodgeball. Campers will enter the game one at a time and try to be the last one standing. Improve your odds by getting bigger dodgeballs, extra lives, and even setting traps for other players. Gather supplies, forge alliances, build a base, and prepare for the dodgeball experience of your lives!

Ta-Da Tie-Dye! (Cody Rae Knue) Tie-dyeing is a summertime classic! Walk away with a whole new ready-to wear piece of art. We’ll dive into the different ways of creating dyed patterns and designs on fabric using clothespins, rubber bands, and wood blocks similar to the Japanese technique called Shibori.  We’ll experiment with different color combinations and how to use color to enhance our designs, as well as cut and sew our fabric to change its shape.

Art is Everywhere (Zoe Lintzeris) This class would cover ways of seeing and capturing the world with a camera. We would learn different techniques for composing interesting photographs and experiment with different kinds of photos- portraits, nature, cityscape, etc.

Modern Masters (Matt Mahler) Be inspired by the most recognizable artists of the last 150 years in this creative choice class. We will look to artworks by recognizable artists including Picasso, Warhol,  Frida Kahlo to become inspired and then create our own masterpieces using paint, oil pastel, collage, printmaking and even sculpture techniques.

Create Your Own Restaurant (Calla Kennedy) In Create Your Own 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 grand opening. Make your reservations now!