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.

Basketball Intensive

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

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

Camp Season Program Description

Summers at LREI’s Basketball Intensive is an opportunity for players, ages 10 to 13 to learn the concepts of basketball, develop their basketball skills, and compete. Clinics focus on helping athletes improve their dribbling, shooting and passing skills by participating in intensive drill sequences that focus on developing these fundamentals. Time is spent on skill building for each individual player as well as teamwork both offensively and defensively. Lunch is provided each day for campers during the camp season.

Training will include:
– Shooting
– Passing
– Dribbling and Ball Handling
– Rebounding
– Hand/Eye Coordination
– Defense and Agility
– Athletic Stamina
– Footwork
– Teamwork
– Strategy

 Daily Schedule:

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

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

Field Trip Schedule 2019: 

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

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

Session Three:
Friday, July 26th: Victorian Gardens
Friday, August 2nd: End of Camp Celebration/Share

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

Art Studio: Portfolio Development

Art Studio

Art Studio is offered to campers ages 10-13 during Session 3: July 22 – August 2nd

Portfolio Development

This course will give young artists a jump start on developing a personalized portfolio of art works. Artists will explore techniques that are age appropriate in various drawing, painting and sculptural materials all the while building confidence and unlocking their own artistic voice. Young artists can expect to create up to 5 finished artworks to add to their portfolio. Using art historical references, campers will brainstorm and create projects that are personal to them and receive the support necessary in realizing their completion. Along with creating strong, personalized, portfolio-worthy pieces, campers can be expected to participate in the critique process and familiarize themselves with appropriate vocabulary that will help them better articulate their vision.

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 Daily Schedule:

Time & Location
Art Studio 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:
Art Studio campers 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 theTens-Twelves & other Specialty camps on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Artists will 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 Tens-Twelves on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses:

Field Trip Schedule 2019

Session Three:
Friday, July 26th: Victorian Gardens
Friday, August 2nd: End of Camp Celebration & Share

Teacher Bio
Matthew Mahler is an a visual artist based in Queens, New York. He holds a B.S. in art education from Hofstra University and an M.F.A. in Painting from CUNY Queens College. Matt is the co-founder of Small Black Door, an experimental art space located in Ridgewood, New York.  Matthew has been an Art Specialist for Summers at LREI for over eight camp seasons and works as an Enrichment teacher during the school year.