Wrestling Clinic

2020 Summers Wrestling Clinic

June 15-19, 2020        9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$500/full week registration -or- $125/day

*Program will be held at the Thompson Street Athletic Center {145 Thompson Street}

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

Summers offers a one-week Wrestling clinic. The wrestling clinic is an opportunity for athletes, ages 8 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

Wrestling Clinic Registration Form

Summers Sports Clinics – Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a Summers Sports Clinic for any reason, you will receive a 90% refund of your fees paid until June 1, 2020. No refunds are issued after June 1, 2020.

Any refund resulting in failure to meet the terms of a discount will result in loss of that discount. If a withdraw means that your camper will no longer be here for the full week of the clinic session, you will lose the application of the full-week discount pricing, and remaining days will be charged at the daily rate.

Camp fees will not be refunded or prorated for any missed days due to illness, injury or unforeseen schedule changes. Registrations are non-transferable.

Basketball Clinic

2020 Summers Basketball Clinics

Basketball Clinics run Monday through Friday*

(*no clinic on July 3rd)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Choose from any of the following dates:

Week 1- June 15-19
Week 2- June 22-26
Week 3- June 29- July 2* {no clinic on July 3 in observance of July 4 holiday}
Week 4- July 6-10
Week 5- July 13-17
Week 6- July 20-24
Week 7- July 27-31

$500/full week registration -or- $125/day

*Program will be held at the Thompson Street Athletic Center {145 Thompson Street}

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

Summers one-week Basketball Clinics are designed to help players, ages 8 to 13 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

Basketball Clinics Registration Form

Summers Sports Clinics – Refund Policy

If you withdraw from a Summers Sports Clinic for any reason, you will receive a 90% refund of your fees paid until June 1, 2020. No refunds are issued after June 1, 2020.

Any refund resulting in failure to meet the terms of a discount will result in loss of that discount. If a withdraw means that your camper will no longer be here for the full week of the clinic session, you will lose the application of the full-week discount pricing, and remaining days will be charged at the daily rate.

Camp fees will not be refunded or prorated for any missed days due to illness, injury or unforeseen schedule changes. Registrations are non-transferable.

Fours Choice Classes

Fours Choice Class Season Overview

Morning Enrichments Block and Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour. Full Day Fours select one Choice Class from Block B.  Nearly Fours and Half Day Fours do not select a Block B Choice Class.

Session 1: June 22nd- July 2nd
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Balloon Games
Session 2: July 6th- July 17th
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Under the Sea
Scrape Painting
Session 3: July 20- July 31st
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Balloon Games
Make a Mess!

Session 1

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Rotating block of enrichment activities – music, sensory, movement, art, etc. (No need to register for this class)

Session 1

Block B: 1:30-2:30 (Full Day Fours Only)



Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Laura Araman) In this class we’ll explore rainbows. We will mix paint colors and water to make the various colors of the rainbow and explore prisms and light. If you are someone who loves colors and rainbows, join with other campers during this exploration-based class in which we will work together to create rainbows with various materials.

 

Balloon Games (Danny Tom) Balloons are fun! Campers will have such a great time playing an endless array of games that will engage them both physically and mentally. We will work on hand eye coordination, working with a team, and making up our own balloon games!

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Session 2

Block A: 9:30-10:30:



Rotating block of enrichment activities – music, sensory, movement, art, etc. (No need to register for this class)

Session 2

Block B: 1:30-2:30: (Full Day Fours Only)



Under the Sea (Danielle Staropoli) Using Leo Lionni’s Swimmy as a guide, we will explore the movement of water and the many different movements of underwater creatures. Through our water action words: wave, ripple, splash, and whirl, we will explore slow motion, inversions, and still shapes. From floating like jellyfish to diving like dolphins, campers will use their imagination along with props to navigate the waves of the water.


Scrape Painting (Andy Webber) There are many ways to paint without brushes. You can pour paint, or use a roller to spread it, or use a scraper to drag paint across paper. Campers will explore how colors mix and layer by using scraping, rolling and pouring. This is a tactile and physical way to paint. Campers will experiment and play with paint.

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Session 3

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Rotating block of enrichment activities – music, sensory, movement, art, etc. (No need to register for this class)

Session 3

Block B: 1:30-2:30: (Full Day Fours Only)



Balloon Games (Danny Tom) Balloons are fun! Campers will have such a great time playing an endless array of games that will engage them both physically and mentally. We will work on hand eye coordination, working with a team, and making up our own balloon games!


Make a Mess! (Vanessa Uribe) “Hands-on learning” takes on a whole new meaning as campers get messy, and engage with art using all of their senses. Campers will create fun and exciting works of art through sensory experiences! Campers will enjoy using new and exciting materials, and engage in activities that flex their creativity and expression. We will learn through tactile play to enhance brain development, problem solving skills, and fine motor skills. Sensory art also makes art accessible to folks who may have visual impairments!

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Fives Choice Classes

Fives Choice Class Season Overview

   

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour. Full Day Fives select one class from Block A, B and C. Half Day Fives select one class from Block A only.

Session 1: June 22nd- July 2nd
Block A:
Shadow Dance
Without the Brush
Beginner Chess
Games Around the World
Play with Clay
Block B:
Obstacle Course
Open Playground
Art Games
Painting with Light
Block C:
Intermediate Chess
Shark Week!
Open Playground
Yoga and Mindfulness
Session 2: July 6th- July 17th
Block A:
Collect the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Balloon Games
Beginner Chess
Painting with Light
Block B:
Stuff It!
Open Playground
Art Games
Block C:
Pizza Shop
Lego City
Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Open Playground
Session 3: July 20th- July 31st
Block A:
Ahoy Matey!
Balloon Games
Friendship Bracelet Intensive
Beginner Chess
Block B:
Tag Games
Light Painting
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Open Playground
Block C:
Worms, Worms, Worms!
What's in the Box?
Puppet Show
Open Playground

Session 1

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

Shadow Dance (Danielle Staropoli) In this outdoor dance class we will explore the unique shadows we can make as we bend and stretch our bodies. Inspired by Pilobolus, we will work together to create large shapes by sharing weight and balancing. By tracing a series of our solo and group silhouettes with chalk, we will spin, leap, and hop through our shadow dance!  

Without the Brush (Avery Kutis) No Paint Brush, No Problem: Using any material we can find in and around the camp building, we will make beautiful individual paintings, collages, and even a mural. First, we will go on the hunt for materials, such as leaves, strings, sticks etc. Then campers will get to use these materials for their own creations! For the last class, we will work together using all the materials we collected over the two weeks to create one giant group mural. Campers will practice design and collaboration in this class. 

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.

Games Around the World (Belan Guimaraes Araujo) Grab your passports and let’s travel to Asia, South America and beyond to learn the games of other children around the globe! First, we will hear stories about the games children play in other countries and then we will play them!  

Play With 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 1

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Obstacle Course (Danielle Staropoli) In this exciting class, campers will help design, then dance through a challenging and fun obstacle course. Elements can include marching on a balance beam, swinging on the ropes, and leaping over a giant puddle! Campers will use hand-eye coordination, agility, flexibility, and stamina to accomplish each tricky task along the way!

Open Playground (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.

Art Games (Vanessa Uribe) In this class, we will use our imaginations, get creative, and play! Using collaborative games we will have fun with drawing and painting, using art as communication and language, and making silly and creative works together!

Painting With Light (Andy Webber) Inspired by stained glass windows, we’ll paint and glue cut out colored tissue paper on clear plastic to create artworks that allow light to pass through them. Campers will use their imaginations to transform school windows and explore how light can play with paint and tissue paper.

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Session 1

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

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.

Shark Week! (Shelby Pirtle) Here’s a class campers can really sink their teeth into…it’s Shark Week! In this class, we will learn all about our oceans’ biggest fish and how they fit into their ecosystems. We will play shark games to get those flippers moving, make shark crafts (including our own shark tooth necklaces!), and learn lots of facts about sharks! 

Open Playground (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.

Yoga and Mindfulness (Vivian Yang) Campers will learn various yoga poses that help them to cultivate body awareness. Part of the class will focus on breath work and concentrate on guided breathing exercises. Campers will leave this class feeling relaxed, centered, and grounded.

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Session 2

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

 

Collect the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt (Rebecca Saltzman) Everyday, we will focus on ONE color to search for as we adventure around camp. Campers will sketch their colorful item. Red? Maybe it’s an apple in the cafeteria. Yellow? A favorite book in a camper’s homeroom. At the end of the class, campers will have a homemade book of the magical things they found around camp in a rainbow display. 

Balloon Games (Danny Tom) Balloons are fun! Campers will have such a great time playing an endless array of games that will engage them both physically and mentally. We will work on hand eye coordination, working with a team, and making up our own balloon games!

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.

Painting With Light (Andy Webber) Inspired by stained glass windows, we will use paint, glue, and tissue paper to create artworks that allow light to pass through them. Campers will use their imaginations to transform camp windows, and explore how light can play with color.

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Session 2

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Stuff It! (Laura Araman) There is nothing like giving a squeeze or a hug to a stuffed animal, squishy toy or lovie. They are there when we need them! Well, think about how special this stuffie, squishy or lovie will be if you designed, built and sewed it yourself. That’s just what you’ll be doing in this class. You’ll be a part of the whole process, deciding what you want to make, and you’ll decide on the shape, the color, the fabric, and just how much stuffing you’ll need to make it just right for you.

Art Games (Vanessa Uribe) In this class, we will use our imaginations, get creative, and play! Using collaborative games we will have fun with drawing and painting, using art as communication and language, and making silly and creative works together!

Open Playground (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.

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Session 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Pizza Shop (Clara Campos) In this dramatic play/craft class we will make, and run (and play in!) our very own pizza shop! We will create all the things our pizza shop needs including – cardboard pizza ovens and peels, a cash register and money, pizza related art projects, and more! We might even take a short field trip around the corner to a real local pizza shop. We will end the session with a pizza party (with real pizza) and our “Grand Opening” event!

Lego City (Denzel Johnson) Have you ever wanted to create your own city out of LEGOS? During LEGO city we will build our own LEGO cities using our expansive collection of LEGOS and our big imaginations. Come ready to build people, cars, and buildings with all the accessories. We will work individually and as a group. 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! (Shelby Pirtle) It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…kite! It’s time to get aerodynamic! In this class, campers will learn about the basic physics of kite flying and explore different ways of making kites.  We will then design and create our own kites and finally (you guessed it!) go fly a kite! Kids will take their creativity up up and away and take home their personally designed kites. 

Open Playground (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.

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Session 3

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

Ahoy Matey! (Helen Maeng) Let’s build a boat! Let’s build a paper boat, and one made of plastic, and one made of marshmallows! If you can think it, we will try it. The only catch is, it has to float! Which materials float, and which ones sink? Together we will experiment with different materials and work together to build that passes the float test. 

Balloon Games (Danny Tom) Balloons are fun! Campers will have such a great time playing an endless array of games that will engage them both physically and mentally. We will work on hand eye coordination, working with a team, and making up our own balloon games!

Friendship Bracelet Intensive (Alex Checkman) Friendship bracelets are so key at summer camp! This class is devoted to making a variety of bracelets using different materials. We are bringing back gimp bracelets from the 90’s, learning how to make a simple cardboard bracelet “machine” to make beautiful weaving bracelets, and learning the original knotted chevron friendship bracelets.

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.

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Session 3

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Tag Games! (TBA) Each day is a different tag game. As a group, we will share and decide a game for the day. We will stretch, warm up, play and cool down. Campers will have the opportunity to exercise their gross motor skills and sportsmanship. The goal is to have fun!

Light Painting (Andy Webber)Inspired by stained glass windows, we will use paint, glue, and tissue paper to create artworks that allow light to pass through them. Campers will use their imaginations to transform camp windows, and explore how light can play with color.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Laura Araman) In this class we’ll explore rainbows. We will mix paint colors and water to make the various colors of the rainbow and explore prisms and light. If you are someone who loves colors and rainbows, join with other campers during this exploration-based class in which we will work together to create rainbows with various materials. 

Open Playground (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.

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Session 3

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Worms, Worms, Worms! (Sara Janoff) Worms, Worms, Worms! This choice class is all about an important creepy-crawly creature, the worm! Campers will become scientists, investigating worms and answering important worm queries such as: “Do worms sleep? Do worms have noses? What do worms do for us, anyway?” Campers will get to explore red-wiggler worms using their senses of sight and touch. They will learn how to use a variety of scientific tools like magnifying glasses, rulers, and flashlights. We will develop our observation skills, critical thinking skills, and our appreciation for Earth’s living things.  

What’s in the Box? ( Denzel Johnson) Surprise it’s..?!?! In this class, campers will be challenged with not knowing what their materials will be beforehand. Campers will come into class and be each given a box with four different crafting supplies. They will then be challenged to make something, anything that they want using those items. Campers will be able to work individually and really focus on creating something special. 

Puppet Show (Vivian Yang) In this class, we will use puppets to bring stories to life! Campers will work together to present a story using the puppets, props and scenery they create. Materials will include felt, googly eyes, yarn, fabric, buttons (and more!) to create their characters. They will then go to work on their puppet stage backdrops. At the end of the session, campers will perform their puppet shows for their camp friends.

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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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Session 1

 

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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Session 1

 

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!

Tens-Twelves Choice Classes

Tens-Twelves Choice Class Season Overview

     

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

Session 1: June 24th- July 3rd
Block A:
Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painting
Checkmate
Nature Arts
Gaga
Block B:
Expressive Portrait Painters
No Bake Baking
Sports Combine
Mystery Magic
Block C:
Collaborative Mural Makers
One Minute Movie
Basketball
Paper Printmaking
Session 2: July 8th- July 19th
Block A:
Intermediate Chess
Studio Sessions
Karate
Collage Zines
Block B:
Karaoke!
Tie-Dye Palooza
Turn Out the Lights
Block C:
DIY Projects
Mask Making
Just Dance: Live
Volleyball
Session 3: July 22- August 2nd
Block A:
Eco-Art
Campers vs. Counselors
Sew It
Block B:
People Find Challenge
Checkmate
Capture the Flag
Hip-Hop Ya Don't Stop
Block C:
LREI Summer Olympics
Basketball
DIY Projects
Wire Zoo

Session 1

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Nature Arts (Vanessa Uribe) Let’s learn, connect, and grow with nature! In this class we will explore the natural world, use it in our work, and find inspiration in nature! Whether we are drawing, painting, or sculpting something inspired by nature, or using nature’s abundant materials in our art, students will learn empathy and connection to nature through their art. We will make our own nature notebooks to draw the world around us, gather our own materials (i.e. stones, twigs, and leaves) to make art with, and find a greater connection to and appreciation for nature through our art! 

Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painters (Matt Mahler) Artists have been painting pictures of their environment for hundreds of years. Use reference images or transform your own photo into a landscape painting on canvas board. Campers will learn the basic structure of landscape painting and various strategies to create an exciting composition.

Checkmate (David Rigo) 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.

Gaga (Woobens Celony) Get ready to play Gaga! This old school ball game is beloved by all and has influenced camp deeply throughout the years. Get ready to slap, jump, dodge, and dive your way to glory!

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Session 1

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Expressive Portrait Painters (Matt Mahler) Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to paint their own portraits. Explore basic portrait techniques as you make your own expressive self portrait painting using acrylic paint on canvas board. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows that give your painting character and bring it to life!

No Bake Baking (David Rigo) Welcome to the no bake kitchen! Campers will work together to create yummy treats without any baking needed. We will make no bake cookies, icebox cake, no bake cheesecake, and more! We will also do some blindfolded taste testing, and play “Guess The Ingredients!

Sports Combine (James Miner) There are so many fun ways to develop the skills we use in our favorite sports. In “The Combine” campers will learn and strengthen skills through non-traditional challenges. Do you love football? We’ll practice footwork through ladders and over hurdles before diving into the end zone, getting up, and showing off our best touchdown dances! Love basketball? We’ll practice spinning like a Globetrotter, play some PacMan knockout, and even work on our slam dunks! You choose the sport, we’ll build The Combine.

Mystery Magic! (Eric Royo) Poof! The mystery of magic. Is it real? Is it a trick? Learn how to amaze your friends and family with magic tricks that will leave their jaws dropping. In this class, you will learn card tricks, coin tricks, and how to make things disappear! At the end of the session we will put on a magic show for our fellow campers that will be sure to dazzle, mesmerize, and impress everyone!

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Session 1

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Collaborative Mural Makers (Matt Mahler) Work together with all of your friends to paint new and exciting murals that transform our camp! This class is designed to help campers communicate their ideas and put them into action while making large scaled art works for specific spaces around the building. Experiment with new techniques and create exciting artworks based on camper generated ideas. Come and paint with us!

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.

Paper Printmaking (Andy Webber) We will use thick paper and found materials, like bubble wrap and cardboard, to create collagraph prints. Each camper will create a composition and develop it from background to foreground in order to make a printing plate with multiple levels and intricate details. Campers will practice design and problem solving to make a print edition.

One Minute Movie (Kamillah Aklaff) Making a movie is a long and collaborative process that we will seek to accomplish in just a few days! Through analyzing short films and filming the world around us, we will learn some fundamentals of filmmaking. We will shoot and edit using basic equipment, including what is available on cell phones. Campers will have the challenge of completing at least one movie that lasts just 1-minute long!

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Session 2

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

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.

Studio Sessions (Eric Royo) The art of making digital music is right at your fingertips. In this digital performing arts class you learn to create beats, record songs, and combine visual stories to make your music come alive. Producers, singers, rappers, musicians, and engineers welcome. No experience? No problem! With user-friendly software and a quick tutorial, you’ll be making the hottest jams in no time!

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

Collage Zines (Rebecca Saltman) Artists will choose a theme, then search through found materials – old catalogs and magazines – to create a playfully designed zine inspired by the zines of the 90s punk world. To get started, we will work on a single-page collage inspired by famous collage artists, then transition to our independent pieces. Campers who enjoy looking for details, creating stories, and designing books will enjoy working in this class. 

Gaga (Woobens Celony) Get ready to play Gaga! This old school ball game is beloved by all and has influenced camp deeply throughout the years. Get ready to slap, jump, dodge, and dive your way to glory!

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Session 2

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Karaoke (Rebecca Saltzman) Do you love to sing and perform? Campers will make a list of favorites and suggestions of songs they would like to perform. With costumes, choreography, and an emphasis on having fun, we will sing our hearts out to music new and old.  For the last class, we will open our doors to camp friends who will be our audience, and hopefully join in!

Tie-Dye Palooza (Avery Kutis) Using every color under the sun, and every material we can think of, we will create our own tie-dye masterpieces for campers to wear and/or take home! At the end of the session, we will all work together on one giant tie-dye tapestry. Campers will practice design, creativity, and collaboration. In the final class, our group tapestry will be on display for the whole camp to enjoy. 

Turn Out the Lights! (James Miner) Why do we all like playing in the dark? Because often being just a little scared can lead to a lot of fun! Campers will challenge themselves to use their other four senses to play traditional “camp games” (Gaga, tag games, museum…more!). Prior to the games we play, campers will get to explore, and maybe even strengthen, one of their remaining senses (smell, hearing, taste and touch). Join me…if you dare!

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Session 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

Mask Making (Andy Webber) Transform your appearance and create an outrageous character with mask making! We will start with a gauze layer of each camper’s face and use sculptamold, paint, and an array of materials to stretch our imaginations. Campers will practice their 3D modeling skills to create striking masks!

Just Dance: Live (Kamillah Aklaff) Just Dance is a series of online dance videos that pairs popular songs with simulated dance choreography. In our class, campers will learn and practice a variety of steps from modern dance styles. Using campers’ favorite songs, we will create a sequence of movements that we can do together. Our choreography will be filmed, so that students can share their work while encouraging others to dance along.

Volleyball (Danny Tom) In this volleyball class we will focus on all the fundamental skills (passing, setting, serving, hitting), along with terminology, and the rules and structure of the game. Let’s have some fun!

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Session 3

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Eco-Art (Vanessa Uribe) In this class we will use sustainable, recycled, or natural materials to make our art, bring awareness to our environment, and appreciate the natural world. The goal of eco-art is to preserve the environment, rebuild our ecosystems, advocate for climate justice, and practice sustainability through art! We will learn the tools to empower ourselves and others toward a more sustainable future. 

Campers and Counselors (James Miner) There is strength in numbers and the numbers are on your side, BUT counselors do not like to lose! So campers, now is your chance to take on some of your own counselors in a variety of team based games (Gaga, Bounce Out, Butts-Up, 4-Square, Dodgeball). At the end of each week campers will run “The Behemoth,” a lengthy obstacle course with several counselors trying to impede their progress.

Sew It! (Andrea Messaoud) Have you ever wanted to sew something? A bag, a giant pillow, or even a stuffy to hug? If so, then this is the class for you! Campers will learn how to sew bookmarks, bags, pillows, or anything they can think of. They will choose their own yarn and draw out their own ideas before getting started on each project. At the end of the session we will hold a sewing exhibit of all works completed during the session. The possibilities are endless! If you can think it, then you can sew it!

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Session 3

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

People Find Challenge (Rebecca Saltzman) Where are the best hiding spots in camp? Campers will work together to make their own guidelines for the Summers at LREI favorite – People Find! We will use the building as our play space for this high energy hide and seek game.  Additionally, we will switch it up a bit each day – altering our call and response signals, the amount of people you seek with, and the places that are available to hide and seek in. It’s going to be a great time!

Checkmate (David Rigo) 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.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Defend your Flag! Outsmart the enemy! Seize your moment!! This classic game comes in all shapes and sizes, but determination will always be the key to success! Get ready to run!

Hip-hop, Ya Don’t Stop (Eric Royo) Hip hop started in the Bronx. In this class you’ll learn a little about the history and origins of the culture, and then become immersed in it. We’ll explore the elements that originally made up the culture – deejaying, graffiti, rapping and break dancing. We’ll create beats, mix music, make graffiti murals, and have break dance battles, all so you can feel what hip hop is all about. So throw ya hands in the air and wave em like you just don’t care!

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Session 3

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

LREI Summer Olympics (Shelby Pirtle) The 2020 Summer Camp Olympics are upon us, and we are bringing all the fun and adventure to NYC! With a focus on teamwork and sportspersonship, campers will create their own make-believe countries, and compete in events to take home the gold! We will have various sports games, Minute To Win It style games, and finish the session with a grand closing ceremony. Which country will take home the gold? 

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.

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

Wire Zoo (Andy Webber) Can you create a 3D image using lines like in contour drawing? We’ll look at the wire sculptures of Alexander Calder and create our own animal sculptures with wire. The goal is to explore how you can use a simple material like wire to create an eye-popping sculpture. Campers will use 2D and 3D art-making, and collaboration to create an animal sculpture zoo.

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Eights/Nines Choice Classes

Eights/Nines Choice Class Season Overview

       

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

Session 1: June 22nd- July 2nd
Block A:
Mixed Media Mosaics
Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painting
Checkmate
Nature Arts
Block B:
Expressive Portrait Painters
No Bake Baking
Sports Combine
Block C:
Flash Mob
Collaborative Mural Makers
One Minute Movie
Basketball
Session 2: July 6th- July 17th
Block A:
Will it Paint?
Intermediate Chess
Studio Sessions
Karate
Block B:
Basketball
Sew It!
Chess Level 4
Karaoke!
Tie-Dye Palooza
Turn Out the Lights
Block C:
Manhattan, Poetry and Art in Motion
Ping Pong
DIY Projects
Mask Making
Just Dance: Live
Session 3: July 20th- July 31st
Block A:
Ultimate Camp Warrior Challenge
Puzzle Me This
Eco-Art
Campers vs. Counselors
Sew It
Block B:
Dance for the Camera
People Find Challenge
Checkmate
Capture the Flag
Block C:
Very Tiny Worlds
LREI Summer Olympics
Basketball
DIY Projects

Session 1

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Mixed Media Mosaics (Andy Webber) Using a range of materials like cotton balls, magazine cutouts, painted paper and found materials, campers will create mosaics in small groups. Mosaics are created by adding small pieces to create a unified picture and campers will experiment with combining different materials to form images. Teamwork and experimentation are essential to creating beautiful mosaics.

Nature Arts (Vanessa Uribe) Let’s learn, connect, and grow with nature! In this class we will explore the natural world, use it in our work, and find inspiration in nature! Whether we are drawing, painting, or sculpting something inspired by nature, or using nature’s abundant materials in our art, students will learn empathy and connection to nature through their art. We will make our own nature notebooks to draw the world around us, gather our own materials (i.e. stones, twigs, and leaves) to make art with, and find a greater connection to and appreciation for nature through our art! 

Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painters (Matt Mahler) Artists have been painting pictures of their environment for hundreds of years. Use reference images or transform your own photo into a landscape painting on canvas board. Campers will learn the basic structure of landscape painting and various strategies to create an exciting composition.

Checkmate (David Rigo) 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.

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Session 1

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Expressive Portrait Painters (Matt Mahler) Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to paint their own portraits. Explore basic portrait techniques as you make your own expressive self portrait painting using acrylic paint on canvas board. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows that give your painting character and bring it to life!

No Bake Baking (David Rigo) Welcome to the no bake kitchen! Campers will work together to create yummy treats without any baking needed. We will make no bake cookies, icebox cake, no bake cheesecake, and more! We will also do some blindfolded taste testing, and play “Guess The Ingredients!

Sports Combine (James Miner) There are so many fun ways to develop the skills we use in our favorite sports. In “The Combine” campers will learn and strengthen skills through non-traditional challenges. Do you love football? We’ll practice footwork through ladders and over hurdles before diving into the end zone, getting up, and showing off our best touchdown dances! Love basketball? We’ll practice spinning like a Globetrotter, play some PacMan knockout, and even work on our slam dunks! You choose the sport, we’ll build The Combine.

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Session 1

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Flash Mob (Danielle Staropoli) If you like creating and performing fun and silly dances, then this class is for you! Campers will work together to choreograph short dance sequences to music of their choice. We will travel through the building as a dance troupe and surprise fellow campers and counselors with our awesome dance moves!

Collaborative Mural Makers (Matt Mahler) Work together with all of your friends to paint new and exciting murals that transform our camp! This class is designed to help campers communicate their ideas and put them into action while making large scaled art works for specific spaces around the building. Experiment with new techniques and create exciting artworks based on camper generated ideas. Come and paint with us!

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.

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Session 2

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Will it Paint? (Isaiah Sullivan)In this class, campers will paint beautiful works of art. The only catch is – we will not be using paint brushes! Campers will experiment with various tools and materials to see what works best for their creations. From feathers to pipe cleaners, campers will get as creative as their hearts desire. On the last class of the session, their unique works will be on display at their very own gallery for other campers to view!

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.

Studio Sessions (Eric Royo) The art of making digital music is right at your fingertips. In this digital performing arts class you learn to create beats, record songs, and combine visual stories to make your music come alive. Producers, singers, rappers, musicians, and engineers welcome. No experience? No problem! With user-friendly software and a quick tutorial, you’ll be making the hottest jams in no time!

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 B: 1:30-2:30

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.

Sew It! (Andrea Messaoud)Have you ever wanted to sew something? A bag, a giant pillow, or even a stuffy to hug? If so, then this is the class for you! Campers will learn how to sew bookmarks, bags, pillows, or anything they can think of. They will choose their own yarn and draw out their own ideas before getting started on each project. At the end of the session we will hold a sewing exhibit of all works completed during the session. The possibilities are endless! If you can think it, then you can sew it!

Chess Level 4 (David Rigo) In this class students will learn the basics of solving chess puzzles, which are excellent to help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students will also participate in a mini tournament at the end of the session as well.

Karaoke (Rebecca Saltzman) Do you love to sing and perform? Campers will make a list of favorites and suggestions of songs they would like to perform. With costumes, choreography, and an emphasis on having fun, we will sing our hearts out to music new and old.  For the last class, we will open our doors to camp friends who will be our audience, and hopefully join in!

Tie-Dye Palooza (Avery Kutis) Using every color under the sun, and every material we can think of, we will create our own tie-dye masterpieces for campers to wear and/or take home! At the end of the session, we will all work together on one giant tie-dye tapestry. Campers will practice design, creativity, and collaboration. In the final class, our group tapestry will be on display for the whole camp to enjoy. 

Turn Out the Lights! (James Miner) Why do we all like playing in the dark? Because often being just a little scared can lead to a lot of fun! Campers will challenge themselves to use their other four senses to play traditional “camp games” (Gaga, tag games, museum…more!). Prior to the games we play, campers will get to explore, and maybe even strengthen, one of their remaining senses (smell, hearing, taste and touch). Join me…if you dare!

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Session 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Manhattan, Poetry and Art In Motion (Belan Guimaraes Araujo) Manhattan is often referred to the city that never sleeps; a city of constant hustle and bustle, overcrowded streets and subways, loud and lively conversations, smatterings of melodious languages within every few steps, and terrific cuisine from all over the globe. We’ll each create our own ‘city-inspired word bank’ as a base used to write poetry and create an art project inspired by our words.  Campers will delve into the lyrical and powerful world of words – how they can shape and set moods and connect us all. Campers will also refer to memory, pictures, and computer images to create words and works.

Ping Pong (David Rigo) Let’s play Ping Pong! We will go over the rules together, learn some basic skills, and then play a lot of Ping Pong! It’s gonna be a ton of fun!

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

Mask Making (Andy Webber) Transform your appearance and create an outrageous character with mask making! We will start with a gauze layer of each camper’s face and use sculptamold, paint, and an array of materials to stretch our imaginations. Campers will practice their 3D modeling skills to create striking masks!

Just Dance: Live (Kamillah Aklaff) Just Dance is a series of online dance videos that pairs popular songs with simulated dance choreography. In our class, campers will learn and practice a variety of steps from modern dance styles. Using campers’ favorite songs, we will create a sequence of movements that we can do together. Our choreography will be filmed, so that students can share their work while encouraging others to dance along.

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Session 3

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Ultimate Camp Warrior Challenge (Rebecca Saltzman) Get ready, get set, navigate a daredevil obstacle course! First, we will practice sections of the course in teams (i.e. rope climb, jumping over lava, and army crawl), then we will put it all together and adventure through it. Finally, campers will design their own obstacle courses to challenge each other – and counselors! 

Puzzle Me This (Isaiah Sullivan)  From jigsaw puzzles to riddles to cross word puzzles, campers will have fun learning about and solving these complex head-scratchers! In addition to playing these brain games, we will learn the rules of each puzzle and how they are made. Campers will then create their own puzzles to take home at the end of the session!

Eco-Art (Vanessa Uribe) In this class we will use sustainable, recycled, or natural materials to make our art, bring awareness to our environment, and appreciate the natural world. The goal of eco-art is to preserve the environment, rebuild our ecosystems, advocate for climate justice, and practice sustainability through art! We will learn the tools to empower ourselves and others toward a more sustainable future. 

Campers vs. Counselors (James Miner) There is strength in numbers and the numbers are on your side, BUT counselors do not like to lose! So campers, now is your chance to take on some of your own counselors in a variety of team based games (Gaga, Bounce Out, Butts-Up, 4-Square, Dodgeball). At the end of each week campers will run “The Behemoth,” a lengthy obstacle course with several counselors trying to impede their progress.

Sew It! (Andrea Messaoud) Have you ever wanted to sew something? A bag, a giant pillow, or even a stuffy to hug? If so, then this is the class for you! Campers will learn how to sew bookmarks, bags, pillows, or anything they can think of. They will choose their own yarn and draw out their own ideas before getting started on each project. At the end of the session we will hold a sewing exhibit of all works completed during the session. The possibilities are endless! If you can think it, then you can sew it!

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Session 3

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Dance For The Camera (Danielle Staropoli) Campers in this class will be dancers, choreographers, and cinematographers as they design, perform, and help produce their own dance films. As we work on our films, we will learn ways of framing movement and putting forth an idea using the body and lens. Films will be screened in a final share for fellow campers on the last day of class. 

People Find Challenge (Rebecca Saltzman) Where are the best hiding spots in camp? Campers will work together to make their own guidelines for the Summers at LREI favorite – People Find! We will use the building as our play space for this high energy hide and seek game.  Additionally, we will switch it up a bit each day – altering our call and response signals, the amount of people you seek with, and the places that are available to hide and seek in. It’s going to be a great time!

Checkmate (David Rigo) 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.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Defend your Flag! Outsmart the enemy! Seize your moment!! This classic game comes in all shapes and sizes, but determination will always be the key to success! Get ready to run!

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Session 3

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Very Tiny Worlds (Clara Campos) In this art/construction class, we will create very tiny worlds using our imaginations and skills, as well as a bunch of cool materials. If you are into dioramas, solving problems creatively, and working small then this is the class for you! Projects will include VERY small homes (think – faeries, gnomes, tiny bird houses etc.), tiny gardens, and tiny figures/creatures to inhabit your worlds. Materials will include boxes, jars, wood, sculpey, cork, string, twine, moss, buttons, tin foil, glass beads, and many more little tiny things!

LREI Summer Olympics (Shelby Pirtle) The 2020 Summer Camp Olympics are upon us, and we are bringing all the fun and adventure to NYC! With a focus on teamwork and sportspersonship, campers will create their own make-believe countries, and compete in events to take home the gold! We will have various sports games, Minute To Win It style games, and finish the session with a grand closing ceremony. Which country will take home the gold? 

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.

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

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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.

Field Trip Schedule 2019

Session Two:
Friday, July 12th: Improv-4-Kids
Friday, July 19th: End of Session Grownup share

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.

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 wi

Field Trip Schedule 2019: 

Session Two:
Friday, July 12th: Improv-4-Kids
Friday, July 19th: Urban Air Trampoline Park

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.