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

Homegroup time  Homegroup time

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

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities  Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

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

Field Trips  Field Trips

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.

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

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes


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

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Session 2

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

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes Eights-Twelves Choice Classes

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

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

 Session 1

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 10-13 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.

Field Trip Schedule 2019: 

Session One:
Friday, June 28th: NY Aquarium/Luna Park

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!

Eights / Nines Choice Classes: Session 2

Session 2 : July 9th-July 20th 

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

Cityscape Collage (Noah Furman) Let’s explore the city around us through art making! In this choice class, campers will get a chance to observe the environment of New York City and make their own interpretations of the city. Looking to the work of artist Romare Bearden for inspiration, campers will use paper, paint, fabric, cardboard, and other found materials to create a portrait of the city through their own eyes.

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

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.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Ready, Set, Go! (Morgan Wright) Have you ever imagined yourself as a character in an adventure story, braving obstacles, answering riddles, and finding your way through impossible mazes? Now is your chance to practice! Every day we will work together to accomplish a challenge—completing obstacle courses, solving puzzles, and helping friends through trick-filled labyrinths. The session will end with the ultimate team challenge. Are you ready?

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.

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.

Basketball (Bella Bulone) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play, while developing good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies.  We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others!

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Kickball (Rachel Kaly) Campers will learn the rules of kickball, and work on running, fielding, and kicking skills to perfect their A-game. Each class, we’ll break into teams and play against each other to practice.

Experimental Painting  (Noah Furman) Campers will try their hand at a variety of techniques and tricks to paint without using a brush! Stenciling, stamping and printing to make colorful and unique designs, campers will come up with their own library of crazy colors and use them to make their own patterned creations. Campers will build their own “brushes” to develop their personal mark-making skills. We will get to try painting on fabric as well which can be used as clothing or decoration.

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!

Eight / Nines Choice Classes: Session 1

Session 1 : June 25th-July 6th

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

Drum Building (Ryan Clinesmith) Campers will get to make drums out of various materials, from cardboard to wood and more. We will experiment with what materials make what sounds, and what makes the most effective drum, all coming together at the end for a drum circle. We will practice planning and perseverance, as well as teamwork and imagination.  

Basketballpalooza (Denzel Johnson) In this Basketball class, campers will work on building skills as well as inventing fun and wacky basketball themed games. This class combines teaching and running basic basketball that develop an understanding of the game, along with drills that bring out the silliness and wackiness that make camp so much fun.

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.

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Mosaic Makers (Noah Furman) In this class, campers will explore the art of mosaic, learning all about how to construct images from small pieces into a greater whole. Using found objects, things we find in nature, and wood, we will make beautiful and bedazzling mosaic masterpieces. Starting small and moving up in scale to make collaborative mosaic imagery of plants, animals, and whatever else our imaginations lead us to.

Weird Science (TBA) Meet us in the lab where we will conduct a variety of fun and interesting science experiments!  We will make weird substances like oobleck, mix up playdough from scratch, and build our own volcanoes before making them erupt!  

Basketball (TBA) Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball! If you already have experience in basketball, this is a good class for you too because it will be a fun way to practice the skills that make basketball more fun to play! We will practice basketball skills with fun drills and games that will keep our bodies moving and our brains engaged!

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Undercover Camper (Woobens Celony) Learn the art of stealth from a self-proclaimed Undercover mentor! We will craft disguises, crack codes, and become one with the shadows. Campers can expect to play games such as person-hunt and Spy vs Spy, as well as being tasked with missions to find objects hidden around the camp! Only when they have become masters of stealth will the Undercover Campers be able to challenge the mentor to the ultimate game of hide and seek!

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.

Eights / Nines Program Overview

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Eights / Nines Program Description

Children in our Eights and Nines program are divided into Homegroups. Children in the Eights are going into third grade in the fall and Nines into fourth grade in the fall. 

The camp day for 8/9’s is 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. Registration is by two-week sessions.  The camp program for children in the Eights/Nines includes organized activities and outdoor time with their Homegroups, Choice Classes which they select according to their interests, and weekly field trips.

Our Musical Theater Workshop ,Specialty Camp is offered to our Nines campers.  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. For example, we may have two or three Eights Homegroups (“Eights A” and “Eights B” etc…).

Homegroup Time

Homegroup time  Homegroup time

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

Choice Classes   Choice Classes

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 Eights through Twelves Homegroups.  Classes are taught by Specialists, Heads, and select Associate Counselors.

Eights / Nines: 2017 Choice Classes examples

 

 

 

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities  Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

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

Field Trips  Field Trips

On Fridays, the Eights 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.