Fours Program Overview

There are three options for Fours entering our camp program to most appropriately meet the needs of each child during their first time with us:

  • Half Day Nearly Fours
  • Half Day Fours 
  • Full Day Fours

The camp day for Half Day Fours and Half Day Nearly Fours is 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm on Friday for Field Trips and Exploration Days. Full Day Fours meet 9am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. Note that the Half and Full Day programs meet in the same Homegroup classrooms. Registration is by two-week sessions. The camp program for children in the Fours includes organized activities and outdoor play in their Homegroups, daily workshop rotations of either movement, sensory, science, music or cooking, Exploration Days on the first Friday and a Field Trip on the second Friday of each session.

Please note that all campers are expected to be toilet trained.

Fours Program Description

The Fours day begins at 9am.  Activity stations are set up throughout the room in order to engage children in the beginning of the camp day.  

Homegroup Time

Morning and afternoon circle meetings open and close the camp day and may include an activity such as a song or a game, a discussion of what will be happening in the day and the week, and a time for the children in the Homegroup to get to know one another.

Activities such as art, cooking, and outdoor play listed on the weekly schedule at times other than Choice Class blocks take place with the Homegroup.  Outdoor play happens at Downing Street Park, Minetta Lane Park or on our rooftop play area.  Outdoor play may occasionally include sprinkler time, so we ask all campers to bring a swimsuit and a change of clothes that they can leave at camp.

Lunch is served in Homegroup rooms for Fours.  A snack of fruit, cheese, pretzels, water, and juice is also provided throughout the day.

Rest time following lunch is an opportunity for children to quiet their senses and to play individually.  Some may really rest, while others may look at books or play quietly.  Fours may choose to bring a favorite stuffed animal, book, or blanket to have with them during rest time.

Block A and Block B

During Block A, each Homegroup is visited on a rotating basis by a visual art, music, sensory, or movement Specialist for an hour each morning on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Note that Half Day Fours and Half Day Nearly Fours participate in Block A activities only. Fours (Full Day) also sign up for a Choice Class during Block B during General Registration, in advance of the camp season. Block B Choice Classes meet outside of the Homegroup rooms in the afternoons on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour each day over the course of a two-week session. Different classes are offered each session. Classes are taught by Specialists, Head and select Associate Counselors. Fours classes take place both inside and outside of the Homegroup room and are open to the participation of children in all Fours groups.

Camp-Wide Wednesday Activities

On Wednesday mornings, children from all Fours and Fives Homegroups gather together for age-appropriate activities, such as mural-making, a dance party, making a marching band, or a special cooking project.  This is a fun chance for children to interact with different Homegroups.  It is also a good opportunity for friends in different Homegroups to spend time with each other.  Wednesday afternoons (Fours- full day) are set aside for collaborative projects and activities with other Homegroups in the camp or for more extended Homegroup activities.

The second Wednesday of each session is a theme day, such as “The Shrinking Machine,” “Little Red Rocket Ship” or “Big Green Meadow.”  Camp-wide activities on those days are based on the theme, and each camp group chooses how it will participate in the theme.

Fridays

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On Friday, all Fours groups attend camp from 9:00am to 4:00pm in order to participate in  Exploration Days (the first Friday) and go on Field Trips (the second Friday).  On Exploration Days, Fours and Fives have camp to themselves and engage in fun, in-depth camper-driven experiences on and around our campus including large scale artworks, obstacle course challenges, themed picnics, and rooftop water play. On the second Friday, Fours travel by chartered bus to locations such as the Green Meadows Farm and Central Park Zoo and Carousel.  Our goal for Field Trips is to take the campers to “green,” natural spaces.  We have a 1:3 or 1:4 counselor to camper ratio for Fours on Field Trips.

 

Lunch Ordering

Summer Camp Lunch Ordering How-To

This season, all lunches will be individually packed and must be ordered ahead of time. Orders must be submitted by 12pm on the Wednesday before the week you are ordering for. Below, find detailed instructions on the ordering process.

Begin by visiting this link –  Menus | (nutrislice.com)

 

Registering your account

  • In the upper right -hand corner, click the drop-down menu represented by this symbol ≡
  • At the bottom of the list that appears, click Log-in.
  • Looking at the bottom you will see where it says, “Create an Account”. Click it.
  • This will direct you through a series of questions and screens that will allow you to register with our ordering system.
    • If you are registering as a parent for your camper, select parent. On the next screen, you will be able to enter key information about each camper (student).
    • For allergy information, please be as specific as possible without writing in sentences. For example, use key words like “dairy”, “shellfish” or “strawberries”. You can also include dietary preferences in this space such as “gluten free” or “vegan”.
    • Underneath the camper info window, you will see a clickable tab that says “Add Another Student” with a + symbol. Click the + to add another camper under the same account. This allows you to enter orders for multiple campers using the same log-in information. When placing orders, you will be able to select which camper the meals are meant for.
    • On the next two screens you will be asked to enter information about yourself to create the account. Your email will be your you log-in name and you will need to create a password.
  • Once you have entered all the information above, you will be logged in and the site will take you back to the main screen.

 

Placing an order

  • In the center of the page, click on “Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin”. This will bring you to our menu page.
  • At the top of the page, you will find some guidelines about ordering.
  • Most importantly, you must place all lunch orders by 12pm Wednesday for the upcoming week. For example, orders for the first session of camp must be placed by 12pm on Wednesday June 16th. If you miss the weekly deadline, you or your camper will be provided with the hot entrée or vegan entrée of the day – depending on dietary needs and preferences.
  • To filter by possible food allergies or dietary preferences, near the top of the page click on the three lines inside a circle. 
    • Here you will be able to click on any allergens or preferences that apply to you.
    • Once you choose the allergens/ preferences that apply to you, or your camper click the X in the top right corner. All menu items with these allergens/ ingredients will be crossed out in red.
  • Further down the page, you will find menu options listed by date.
  • To make your selection, scroll down to where it says “Entrée Selections” with a + symbol. Click the + symbol.
  • Here you will see a list of hot and cold entrée options for the day.
    • You may select one item per day.
    • If you have filtered options by allergen, when you click on an item that contains one of your highlighted allergens, it will display a warning in red.
    • Select one of the hot or cold options available and click “Add To Order” highlighted in blue at the bottom.
  • Continue by selecting one item for each day you or your camper will be attending camp.
    • Some items will offer “modifications”, allowing you to request changes or substitutions. For example, sandwiches will offer a “gluten free” modification. There are other options that are specific to each menu item.
    • You can order as far in advance as you would like. There is no limit to how far in advance you can place an order. You can order for the entire camp session if you like.
  • Once you have selected menu items for all desired dates you must finalize you order in the checkout screen. To get to the checkout screen, click the shopping bag at the top of the screen and select checkout in blue.
  • At the top of the page, you can select which of your registered campers/ users this order is for.
    • You can only place orders for one person at a time.
  • Next, you must select a delivery location for each date in your order.
    • Click the drop-down menu and select the location where you or your camper will be eating lunch. This location will be provided to you in advance by the camp staff.
    • Camp staff that are eating with their assigned group of campers should choose that group/ location as the delivery location. If you are not eating with a group of campers, you should select “Little Red Kitchen” – and you will be able to pick up your lunch from the kitchen during normal lunchtime hours.
    • Once you choose a location for one date, the system will ask if you want to apply this delivery/ pickup location to all your meal selections.
  • Once you have set the delivery or pick up locations for all of your meals, you should scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    • Select a division to help up filter your orders as we print them – Camper, Camp Staff/ Admin, or LREI School Staff
    • You may also include any special instructions for your orders. This can list any last-minute requests, more details about dietary preferences, etc.
  • Once all this information is completed, click “Submit Order” in blue at the bottom of the page.
    • You will be taken to a confirmation page thanking you for your order. You should also receive a confirmation email with order details.
    • If you have not been brought to this page or did not receive a confirmation email, you order was not submitted. Check that you have completed all the steps and that your checkout “cart” is empty.
    • If you have successfully placed orders for one of your campers but need to place orders for someone else registered to your account – scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Start Another Order”. This will bring you back to the main page to begin the process again.

Troubleshooting

  • If you are having issues placing orders or need help please email [email protected] and CC our Chef Manager Eric Baer – [email protected]. We will get back to you as soon as possible or put you in contact with a Nutrislice tech who can better resolve your problem.

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

2023 Summers Basketball Clinics

2023 Basketball Clinic runs Tuesday, June 20th through Friday, June 23rd *

(*no clinic on June 19th)

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 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, 2023. No refunds are issued after June 1, 2023.

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.  Half Day Fours do not select a Block B Choice Class.

Session 1: June 27th- July 7th
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Slime Time
Backyard Games
Session 2: July 11th- July 22nd
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Read It, Eat It
Backyard Games
Session 3: July 25th- August 5th
Block A:
Rotating block of enrichment activities
(music, sensory, movement, art, etc)
Block B:
Horses and Ponies
Backyard Games

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)

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



Slime Time (Andrea Messaoud) – 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 in Houston and get Slimed! So bring your ponchos and slimy ideas and get ready for an ooey gooey Session!


Backyard Games (TBD) – We will explore different playgrounds right in our own “backyard” and experience all they have to offer. For each class we will bring a different fun activity – sidewalk chalk, water balloons, bubbles, and more! Climb, swing, and slide! Play hopscotch, tag and jump rope! Let’s all go to the playground!

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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)

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



Read It, Eat It (Laura Araman) – There is really nothing like sitting down with a good book. But what about sitting down with a good book AND a food that we have made together that is related to that story? How does it sound to make and eat homemade tortillas while reading Dragons Love Tacos? Dare we try Green Eggs and Ham? We will learn to follow a recipe (with pictures and words), measure, cut, mix and finally taste our delicious creations together.


Backyard Games (TBD) – We will explore different playgrounds right in our own “backyard” and experience all they have to offer. For each class we will bring a different fun activity – sidewalk chalk, water balloons, bubbles, and more! Climb, swing, and slide! Play hopscotch, tag and jump rope! Let’s all go to the playground!

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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)

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



Horses and Ponies (Clara Campos) – In this class we will learn all we can about horses and ponies! We will do art projects, read stories, play games all focused on horses and ponies. We will even do research to answer all of our equine questions


Backyard Games (TBD) – We will explore different playgrounds right in our own “backyard” and experience all they have to offer. For each class we will bring a different fun activity – sidewalk chalk, water balloons, bubbles, and more! Climb, swing, and slide! Play hopscotch, tag and jump rope! Let’s all go to the playground!

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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 27th- July 7th
Block A:
Horses and Ponies
Beginner Chess
Coloring Outside the Lines
Block B:
Gymnastics
LEGO Robotics
Block C:
S'winter
Animal Fun
Session 2: July 11th- July 22nd
Block A:
Gymnastics
LEGO Robotics
Squish It!
Block B:
Puppet Pals
Beginner Chess
Block C:
Jurassic Park
Once Upon a Time...
Shadow Dance
The Magic of Paper
Session 3: July 25th- August 5th
Block A:
Beginner Chess
Coloring Outside the Lines
Block B:
Beginner Chess
Slime Time
Block C:
Journey Through Time
LREI Air

Session 1

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

Horses and Ponies (Clara Campos) – In this class we will learn all we can about horses and ponies! We will do art projects, read stories, play games all focused on horses and ponies. We will even do research to answer all of our equine questions.

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) – In this class campers 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.

Coloring Outside the Lines (Dana Riebe) – In this open-ended arts class, campers will be encouraged to “break” the rules when it comes to making art, and learn to find the beauty in small “mistakes.” Using “The Beautiful Oops” as foundational material, campers will make projects using conventional and unconventional materials. Campers will also look at the works of different artists and use what they see to help inform their work.

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Block B: 1:30-2:30

Gymnastics (Danielle Staropoli) – In this fun and energetic class, campers will work towards basic tumbling skills such as handstands, cartwheels, bridges and rolls. We will tip-toe and hop on the balance beam, work on sticking our landing when jumping off the springboard, and practice swings and pull overs on the bar. Come join us!

LEGO Robotics (Nathaniel Meek) – The Evil Professor Snot Rocket is back at it trying to take over the world! First he stole the Statue Of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, now he’s re-animating Dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum! This guy is definitely dastardly and Commander N needs your help to stop him. Hone your secret agent skills on spy missions, scavenger hunts, and quick-thinking building activities. Then build LEGO Robots to head him off at the pass and out-think one of the most evil geniuses the world has ever known. It’s up to you!

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Session 1

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

S’winter (Hayden Murphy) – S’winter: A course where we experience winter in the middle of summer. In this class, we will make our own snow flakes, paint our own winter mural, build our own snowman out of socks, play snowball tag, decorate gingerbread cookies, make our own sensory snow to play with and drink hot chocolate. Campers will practice working together and using their own skills and imagination to help create this pretend world.

Animal Fun (Veronica DiBari) – Using the camp as our animal kingdom, we’ll transform into animals of the day. First, we will research facts about the animal of the day. Then we’ll make masks that resemble the animal that we researched and discussed. Once masks are complete, we will try them on and become the animal ourselves.

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Session 2

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

 

LEGO Robotics (Nathaniel Meek) – The Evil Professor Snot Rocket is back at it trying to take over the world! First he stole the Statue Of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, now he’s re-animating Dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum! This guy is definitely dastardly and Commander N needs your help to stop him. Hone your secret agent skills on spy missions, scavenger hunts, and quick-thinking building activities. Then build LEGO Robots to head him off at the pass and out-think one of the most evil geniuses the world has ever known. It’s up to you!

Gymnastics (Danielle Starapoli) – In this fun and energetic class, campers will work towards basic tumbling skills such as handstands, cartwheels, bridges and rolls. We will tip-toe and hop on the balance beam, work on sticking our landing when jumping off the springboard, and practice swings and pull overs on the bar. Come join us!

Squish It! (Laura Araman) – Do you long for the fun things that you remember finding in the sensory table? Well, you’ll get that chance again, while doing some experimentation with color, and mixtures. We’ll work together to make different squishy, goopy, gloppy goos – using ingredients like shaving cream and glue to make all kinds of slime and goop. Campers will work collaboratively, and also take turns following recipes for these different experiments, testing out their hypotheses, and having a great time in the process.

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Session 2

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Puppet Pals (Andrea Messaoud) – Don’t throw away your Socks, or Paper bags! We’ll take them at Puppet Pals! Campers will create puppets out of Paper Bags, Socks, or Felt. We will use beads, glitter, puffy paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and any found objects to create puppets of all shapes and sizes. At the end the camp session we will perform a play written by campers with our puppets for the camp community.

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) – In this class campers 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 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Jurassic Park (Veronica DiBari) – Using our camp as our Jurassic Park, we’ll create a real life Dinosaur Park. First, we’ll research the dinosaur of the day. Then we’ll work together to create a portrait of the researched dinosaur with physical characteristics. Using their portraits/maks they will act out the characteristics of the dinosaur. Campers will practice their research skills as well as their creativity and artistic talents.

Once Upon a Time…(Hayden Murphy) – In the once upon a time class, campers will get the opportunity to become inspired by their favorite characters and will get the chance to design their own story books. We will read stories, determine a plot, use paints and other materials to illustrate our books, design characters, at the end of the class every child will leave with their own book that they designed and bound. Campers will get to flex their design muscles and allow their creativity to take the lead. Children will get to work at their own pace and design either one or multiple books by the end of the class.

Shadow Dance (Danielle Staropoli) – In this creative dance class we will explore the unique shadows we can make as we bend and stretch our bodies. With the help of a projector, we will then cast our dancing shadows onto the walls! Inspired by Pilobolus, we will work in groups to create large shadow shapes by sharing weight and balancing. We will also use various props, like scarves and ribbons to help bring our movements to life!

The Magic of Paper (Dana Riebe) – Paper isn’t just for writing! Using this commonplace material, campers will learn different ways to fold, cut, and use their arts skills to create the projects of their dreams. Campers will observe the works of different artists and use what they see to influence their work. This class will be mostly open ended with some set project ideas and mediums

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Session 3

 

Block A: 10:30-11:30

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) – In this class campers 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.

Coloring Outside the Lines (Dana Riebe) – In this open-ended arts class, campers will be encouraged to “break” the rules when it comes to making art, and learn to find the beauty in small “mistakes.” Using “The Beautiful Oops” as foundational material, campers will make projects using conventional and unconventional materials. Campers will also look at the works of different artists and use what they see to help inform their work.

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Session 3

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) – In this class campers 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.

Slime Time (Andrea Messaoud) – 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 in Houston and get Slimed! So bring your ponchos and slimy ideas and get ready for an ooey gooey Session!

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Session 3

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

LREI Air (Veronica DiBari) – Using camp as our airline, we will act out a flight to a destination. First we will research the place to where we are flying, which will change daily. Then, we will establish roles on the airplane and act out our flight to the destination. The airline will serve passengers food from the destination as well as incorporate other aspects of the destination. Campers will practice collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Journey Through Time (Hayden Murphy) – In this class, campers will design their very own time machines using recycled materials. Throughout the first week, campers will get to design, sketch and build their time machine. Over the course of the rest of the class, we will use our “time machines” to travel through time and make crafts and do activities based on the time period we are traveling to (e.g. prehistoric pudding or future inspired robots).

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Sixes/Sevens Choice Class

Sixes/Sevens Choice Class Season Overview

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

 

Below are Choice Classes from the 2019 seasons. Stay tuned for the 2020 offerings!

 

Session 1: June 27th- July 8th
Block A:
Imaginary Creatures
LRSC (Little Red Soccer Club)
Saws, Hammers and Nails Oh My!
Block B:
Broadway Moves
Mixed Media Makers
LEGO Robotics
Block C:
Build It!
Extreme Hide and Seek
Ping Pong
Session 2: July 11th- July 22nd
Block A:
For the Win!
Stuff It!
On Your Kart, Get Set, Go!
Shadow Puppet Playground
Block B:
Imaginary Creatures
Spy School
Karate
Ping Pong
Block C:
GaGa Champions
Chopped: Camper Edition
Intermediate Chess
Stuff It!
Session 3: July 25th- August 5th
Block A:
Build It!
Dance Off
Just Bead It!
Block B:
Jump In
Mixed Media Makers
LEGO Robotics
Block C:
Cardboard Creations
Intermediate Chess
Soccer

Session 1

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Imaginary Creatures (Matt Mahler) – Have you ever drawn a Liorse, or what about a Girguana? Artists in this class will create imaginary creatures, first on paper and then in 3-D. Artists will explore various materials such as paint, clay, and paper mache. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

LRSC (Little Red Soccer Club) (Denzel Johnson) – GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! In this soccer class, we will practice passing, shooting, and blocking, while learning about the different positions and even working on some game strategy. Sportsmanship and teamwork will be encouraged when we take the “field” in friendly competition.

Saws, Hammers and Nails Oh My! (Adrian Jevicki) – In this woodworking class, campers will be introduced to shop tools and how to safely use them. They will have a chance to explore saws, hammers, and nails to create their very own woodworking projects!

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Session 1

Block B: 10:30-11:30



Broadway Moves (Danielle Staropoli) – Campers will explore stylized Jazz movements, body isolations, and complex rhythms to the most popular tunes on Broadway! Emphasis will be placed on performance skills, such as conveying a story through movement, facial expression, and connecting with the audience. Campers will work together to stage, choreograph, and perform their own scenes!

Mixed Media Makers (Matt Mahler) – Many artists create work using a mixture of multiple materials. Artists in this class will work from their imaginations and observations as they experiment with various mixed media techniques and even invent some of their own. Explore the exciting possibilities of combining multiple materials all in one piece!

LEGO Robotics (Nathaniel Meek) – The Evil Professor Snot Rocket is back at it trying to take over the world! First he stole the Statue Of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, now he’s re-animating Dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum! This guy is definitely dastardly, and Commander N needs your help to stop him. Hone your secret agent skills on spy missions, scavenger hunts, and quick-thinking building activities. Then build LEGO Robots to stop him in his tracks and out-think one of the most evil geniuses the world has ever known. It’s up to us!

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Session 1

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Build It! (Zoey Arongino) – Campers will use their creativity, teamwork and engineering skills to create their very own masterpieces out of LEGOs.

Extreme Hide and Seek (James Miner) – Join me as we put our spin on the classic game of Hide ‘N Seek (e.g. Person Find, Wave, Sardines). From Roof to Basement, the 6th Ave campus has limitless hiding spots. Remain undetected. Sneak through the hallways and quietly ascend the stairs. Hide behind doors. Hide with a buddy. Just don’t let me find you!

Ping Pong (David Rigo) – In this class we will learn how to play ping pong. We’ll practice some basics like serves and returns, and try to get the hang of spin. Above all else, we will just have a blast playing this awesome game together!

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Session 2

Block A: 9:30-10:30



For the Win! (Danielle Levy) – We will be learning and playing a variety of board, strategy, and card games. The games we play will require campers to use strategy, problem solving skills, collaboration, and will sometimes involve a bit of friendly competition. Games include, but aren’t limited to: Sushi Go, Exploding Kittens, Codenames, Settlers of Catan, Ghost Blitz, Dominion, Spoons, Scrabble, and Coup.

Stuff It! (Laura Araman) – There is nothing like giving a squeeze or a hug to a stuffed animal, squishie toy, or lovie. They are there when we need them! Well, think about how special this stuffie, squishie, 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, the shape, the color, the fabric, and just how much stuffing you’ll need to make it just right for you. Campers will learn how to thread a needle, and do a lot of problem solving to bring their vision to life!

On Your Kart, 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, we will start racing them with each other in fun and safe ways. We will also test out our go-karts by putting them through various obstacle course challenges. Join this class if you enjoy building and are ready to get set, and go!

Shadow Puppet Playground (Adrian Jevicki) – Calling all creatives and storytellers! In this class, students will get to use their imaginations, drawing skills, a laser cutter(!!), and digital projections to create their very own works of Shadow Puppet Theater!

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Session 2

Block B: 10:30-11:30



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…Sshh!

Imaginary Creatures (Matt Mahler) – Have you ever drawn a Liorse, or what about a Girguana? Artists in this class will create imaginary creatures, first on paper and then in 3-D. Artists will explore various materials such as paint, clay, and paper mache. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

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

Ping Pong (David Rigo) – In this class we will learn how to play ping pong. We’ll practice some basics like serves and returns, and try to get the hang of spin. Above all else, we will just have a blast playing this awesome game together!

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Session 2

Block C: 2:30-3:30



GaGa Champions (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!

Chopped: Camper Edition (Zoey Arongino) – Similar to the hit TV show, campers will put their cooking and baking skills to the test as they face off in groups preparing a meal for 3 judges (aka counselors). The additional challenge – in each class there will be a mystery ingredient they must use.

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.

Stuff It! (Laura Araman) – There is nothing like giving a squeeze or a hug to a stuffed animal, squishie toy, or lovie. They are there when we need them! Well, think about how special this stuffie, squishie, 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, the shape, the color, the fabric, and just how much stuffing you’ll need to make it just right for you. Campers will learn how to thread a needle, and do a lot of problem solving to bring their vision to life!

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Session 3

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Build It! (Matt Mahler) – Have you ever wanted to build a robot out of cardboard and tin foil, or craft a building using only q-tips and glue? Have you ever been curious about mixing clay, cardboard, and wire together to make a new object? If any of these combinations spark your interest, Build It! is the perfect class for you! In this construction/art class we will work with cardboard, paper, wire, clay, string, and anything else we can get our hands on in an attempt to make exciting new sculptures. If you can dream it, you can build it!

Dance Off (Nathaniel Meek) – Shake your tail feathers to Just Dance, Freeze Dance, Dance Party and anything dance related. The time to move and groove is now!

Just Bead It! (Zoey Arongino) – Let’s make beautiful beaded creations! In each class we will focus on mastering the art of bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings, and beyond. Campers will experiment with different types of beads, string, etc. to see what they like best. From star beads to glow in the dark beads, campers can get as imaginative as they want!

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Session 3

Block B: 10:30-11:30



Jump In (Danielle Staropoli) – This class is all about jumping rope! We will use individual jump ropes to practice jumping forward, backward, criss-cross, and on one foot. Using a long jump rope, campers will take turns jumping in the middle and even try running in while the rope is already in motion. We will also experiment with Double-Dutch and fun jump roping songs!

Mixed Media Makers (Matt Mahler) – Many artists create work using a mixture of multiple materials. Artists in this class will work from their imaginations and observations as they experiment with various mixed media techniques and even invent some of their own. Explore the exciting possibilities of combining multiple materials all in one piece!

LEGO Robotics (Nathaniel Meek) – The Evil Professor Snot Rocket is back at it trying to take over the world! First he stole the Statue Of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, now he’s re-animating Dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum! This guy is definitely dastardly, and Commander N needs your help to stop him. Hone your secret agent skills on spy missions, scavenger hunts, and quick-thinking building activities. Then build LEGO Robots to stop him in his tracks and out-think one of the most evil geniuses the world has ever known. It’s up to us!

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Session 3

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Soccer (Nathaniel Meek) – You know the game, now get ready to run, dribble, pass, shoot, and play! Skills challenge and matches every class!

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.

Cardboard Creations (Cheryl Woodley) – Campers will use their active imaginations and an everyday material such as cardboard to make interesting crafts. Campers will tinker with the cardboard and other small tools in order to make a creation that peaks their interest. At the end of the term students will share their favorite cardboard creation and it can be put on display for all to see!

Tens-Twelves Choice Classes

Tens-Twelves Choice Class Season Overview

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Choice Classes meet for one hour with the exception of MAJOR Classes that meet for two consecutive hours (Blocks B + C).

 

Session 1: June 27th- July 8th
Block A:
Little Red Bakery
Basketball
For the Win!
Friendship Bracelet Intensive
Block B:
Badminton
MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Painters
Clay Creations
Fight Dice!
Block C:
Flash Mob
MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Painters
Soccer
Session 2: July 11th- July 22nd
Block A:
Cardboard Creations
Basketball
Intermediate Chess
Karate
Block B:
Flash Mob!
MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation
MAJOR: Filmmaking
Parkour!
Block C:
MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation
MAJOR: Filmmaking
Passion for Puzzles
Tiny Worlds
Session 3: July 25th- August 5th
Block A:
Little Red Mystery Solvers
Badminton
Friendship Bracelet Intensive
The Art of Puzzling
Block B:
Come On, Vogue!
Basketball
MAJOR: Printmaking
Capture the Flag
Block C:
MAJOR: Printmaking
Rhythm Nation
Extreme Hide and Seek

Session 1

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Little Red Bakery (Isaiah Sullivan) – Stepping into the role of baker, campers will create and taste a variety of delicious treats. Campers will practice their patience and precision skills, while having fun with all kinds of baked goods. On our final class, campers will open the doors to their bakery and share their amazing desserts with other campers and faculty.

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

For the Win! (Danielle Levy) – We will be learning and playing a variety of board, strategy, and card games. The games we play will require campers to use strategy, problem solving skills, collaboration, and will sometimes involve a bit of friendly competition. Games include, but aren’t limited to: Sushi Go, Exploding Kittens, Codenames, Settlers of Catan, Ghost Blitz, Dominion, Spoons, Scrabble, and Coup.

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 from the 90’s, learning how to make a simple cardboard bracelet “machine” to make beautiful weaving bracelets, and also learning the original knotted chevron friendship bracelets.

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Session 1

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Badminton (David Rigo) – “Service!” Welcome to the ancient game of badminton! Campers will learn about and practice this classic game, as well as some other more modern net games.

MAJOR (meets block B and C): Expressive Portrait Artists (Matt) – Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to capture their own portrait. Explore basic portrait drawing and painting techniques as you make your own expressive self portraits using pencil, oil pastel, tempera and even acrylic paint. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows to give your paintings character and bring them to life! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Clay Creations (Cheryl Woodley) – Campers will use the imagination and creativity to make a variety of clay creations. They will utilize many different clay making techniques to add the appropriate details and texture to their creations. Then they will add color to their clay work and will have an opportunity to put their pieces on display before taking them home.

Fight Dice! (Woobens Celony) – From the standard six sided to the ever-elusive 100 sided, dice have always held an opportunity for creativity to flourish. In this 6 part class, campers will go on adventures throughout fantasy lands as they conquer dungeons, fight dragons and claim the ultimate rewards. From the most hardened dungeon master to the newest RPG player, everyone can enjoy FIGHT DICE!

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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!

MAJOR (meets block B and C): Expressive Portrait Artists (Matt) – Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to capture their own portrait. Explore basic portrait drawing and painting techniques as you make your own expressive self portraits using pencil, oil pastel, tempera and even acrylic paint. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows to give your paintings character and bring them to life! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Soccer (Nathaniel Meek) – You know the game, now get ready to run, dribble, pass, shoot, and play! Skills challenge and matches every class!

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Session 2

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Cardboard Creations (Matt Mahler) – Cardboard is a super accessible, multi-purpose material with tons of potential when it comes to creating works of art. Young artists will become experts at the basic skills of joining, folding and scoring, while on their journey toward making awesome cardboard creations. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

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.

Karate (Vincent 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



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!

MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation (Matt Mahler) _Have you ever wanted to transform a room into a completely different environment? Or perhaps you’re someone who just prefers working in 3-D rather than on a flat piece of paper? If so, you’re in the right place! Artists will experiment with various 3-D approaches sure to satisfy even the most ambitious creator’s impulses. Explore the potential of molding clay, wire, papier mache, or carving foam, or combining them all together, to transform a specific space in to a whole new world. Campers will be guided through age appropriate strategies designed to manipulate a variety of 3-D media while fostering their individual creative vision. Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

MAJOR: Filmmaking (Nathaniel Meek) – Start from scratch and make your very own film. Write the script solo or with partners, hold auditions with your friends, make sets and costumes or shoot on location in NYC. Then edit and add music! At the end of the class we’ll each have our very own movie! Lights, camera, ACTION! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Parkour! (James Miner) – Parkour, otherwise know as the art of “free-running.” In this class, campers will use a wide range of abilities (balance, speed, coordination) to navigate a series of obstacles. There will be wall running, rope swinging, bench hurdling, and mat sliding. Everyone will finish the course, but each athlete will do it with their own unique style… No limits and no boundaries!

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Session 2

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Passion for Puzzles (Cheryl Woodley) – Campers will start by exploring many different kinds of puzzles. Once they have solved some of those, they will use their creativity and ingenuity to make puzzle games of their own! Campers will then share their creations with each other and puzzle together!

MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation (Matt Mahler) _Have you ever wanted to transform a room into a completely different environment? Or perhaps you’re someone who just prefers working in 3-D rather than on a flat piece of paper? If so, you’re in the right place! Artists will experiment with various 3-D approaches sure to satisfy even the most ambitious creator’s impulses. Explore the potential of molding clay, wire, papier mache, or carving foam, or combining them all together, to transform a specific space in to a whole new world. Campers will be guided through age appropriate strategies designed to manipulate a variety of 3-D media while fostering their individual creative vision. Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

MAJOR: Filmmaking (Nathaniel Meek) – Start from scratch and make your very own film. Write the script solo or with partners, hold auditions with your friends, make sets and costumes or shoot on location in NYC. Then edit and add music! At the end of the class we’ll each have our very own movie! Lights, camera, ACTION! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

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 this is the class for you! Projects will include VERY small homes (think – faeries, gnomes, insects etc.), tiny work spaces (think – studios, offices, stations, ect.), 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!

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Session 3

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Little Red Mystery Solvers (Isaiah Sullivan) – Everyone loves a mystery. Campers will practice their detective skills to solve elaborate mysteries all over camp. Using clues, gadgets and teamwork campers will solve mysteries all over Summers at LREI.

Badminton (David Rigo) – “Service!” Welcome to the ancient game of badminton! Campers will learn about and practice this classic game, as well as some other more modern net 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 from the 90’s, learning how to make a simple cardboard bracelet “machine” to make beautiful weaving bracelets, and also learning the original knotted chevron friendship bracelets.

The Art of Puzzling (Danielle Levy) – Campers will hang out in a fun, relaxing environment and learn how to “crack the code” of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Nanograms, Kakuro, Ken-Ken, and other thinking games. Kids will then create their own puzzles, and share their work with each other. They may even get to challenge their counselors to solve them!

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Session 3

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Come On, Vogue! (Danielle Staropoli) – Strike a pose! Originating in Harlem’s ballroom scene, and inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics and fashion magazines, Voguing is a dance form all about style, grace, and self-expression to the max! Together we will own the runway and twist and roll our bodies into our own fabulous shapes. All while cheering each other on. Come on, Vogue!

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

MAJOR: Printmaking (Matt Mahler) – Artists have long been stamping, printing and imprinting their mark on the world. In this double block art class, campers will learn about and explore various printing methods including monoprinting, relief, and colorgraph. How will you leave your mark? Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) – Two teams enter… ONE team leaves! Followed by the other team eventually… This camp classic is back! We will spend the session playing different versions of the classic game at Houston Ballfield. Get some energy out, strategize with your team, get some sun, and go get that flag!

 

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Session 3

Block C: 2:30-3:30



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 body procession work will seamlessly become a lively share, presented for fellow campers during our final class.

MAJOR: Printmaking (Matt Mahler) – Artists have long been stamping, printing and imprinting their mark on the world. In this double block art class, campers will learn about and explore various printing methods including monoprinting, relief, and colorgraph. How will you leave your mark? Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Extreme Hide and Seek (James Miner) – Join me as we put our spin on the classic game of Hide ‘N Seek (e.g. Person Find, Wave, Sardines). From Roof to Basement, the 6th Ave campus has limitless hiding spots. Remain undetected. Sneak through the hallways and quietly ascend the stairs. Hide behind doors. Hide with a buddy. Just don’t let me find you!

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Eights/Nines Choice Classes

Eights/Nines Choice Class Season Overview

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Choice Classes meet for one hour with the exception of MAJOR Classes that meet for two consecutive hours (Blocks B + C).

 

Session 1: June 27th- July 8th
Block A:
Little Red Bakery
Basketball
For the Win!
Friendship Bracelet Intensive
Block B:
Badminton
MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Painters
Clay Creations
Fight Dice!
Block C:
Flash Mob
MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Painters
Soccer
Session 2: July 11th- July 22nd
Block A:
Cardboard Creations
Basketball
Intermediate Chess
Karate
Block B:
Flash Mob!
MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation
MAJOR: Filmmaking
Parkour!
Block C:
MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation
MAJOR: Filmmaking
Passion for Puzzles
Tiny Worlds
Session 3: July 25th- August 5th
Block A:
Little Red Mystery Solvers
Badminton
Friendship Bracelet Intensive
The Art of Puzzling
Block B:
Come On, Vogue!
Basketball
MAJOR: Printmaking
Capture the Flag
Block C:
MAJOR: Printmaking
Rhythm Nation
Extreme Hide and Seek

Session 1

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Little Red Bakery (Isaiah Sullivan) – Stepping into the role of baker, campers will create and taste a variety of delicious treats. Campers will practice their patience and precision skills, while having fun with all kinds of baked goods. On our final class, campers will open the doors to their bakery and share their amazing desserts with other campers and faculty.

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

For the Win! (Danielle Levy) – We will be learning and playing a variety of board, strategy, and card games. The games we play will require campers to use strategy, problem solving skills, collaboration, and will sometimes involve a bit of friendly competition. Games include, but aren’t limited to: Sushi Go, Exploding Kittens, Codenames, Settlers of Catan, Ghost Blitz, Dominion, Spoons, Scrabble, and Coup.

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 from the 90’s, learning how to make a simple cardboard bracelet “machine” to make beautiful weaving bracelets, and also learning the original knotted chevron friendship bracelets.

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Session 1

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Badminton (David Rigo) – “Service!” Welcome to the ancient game of badminton! Campers will learn about and practice this classic game, as well as some other more modern net games.

MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Artists (Matt) – Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to capture their own portrait. Explore basic portrait drawing and painting techniques as you make your own expressive self portraits using pencil, oil pastel, tempera and even acrylic paint. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows to give your paintings character and bring them to life! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Clay Creations (Cheryl Woodley) – Campers will use the imagination and creativity to make a variety of clay creations. They will utilize many different clay making techniques to add the appropriate details and texture to their creations. Then they will add color to their clay work and will have an opportunity to put their pieces on display before taking them home.

Fight Dice! (Woobens Celony) – From the standard six sided to the ever-elusive 100 sided, dice have always held an opportunity for creativity to flourish. In this 6 part class, campers will go on adventures throughout fantasy lands as they conquer dungeons, fight dragons and claim the ultimate rewards. From the most hardened dungeon master to the newest RPG player, everyone can enjoy FIGHT DICE!

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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!

MAJOR: Expressive Portrait Artists (Matt) – Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to capture their own portrait. Explore basic portrait drawing and painting techniques as you make your own expressive self portraits using pencil, oil pastel, tempera and even acrylic paint. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows to give your paintings character and bring them to life! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Soccer (Nathaniel Meek) – You know the game, now get ready to run, dribble, pass, shoot, and play! Skills challenge and matches every class!

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Session 2

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Cardboard Creations (Matt Mahler) – Cardboard is a super accessible, multi-purpose material with tons of potential when it comes to creating works of art. Young artists will become experts at the basic skills of joining, folding and scoring, while on their journey toward making awesome cardboard creations. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

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.

Karate (Vincent 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



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!

MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation (Matt Mahler) _Have you ever wanted to transform a room into a completely different environment? Or perhaps you’re someone who just prefers working in 3-D rather than on a flat piece of paper? If so, you’re in the right place! Artists will experiment with various 3-D approaches sure to satisfy even the most ambitious creator’s impulses. Explore the potential of molding clay, wire, papier mache, or carving foam, or combining them all together, to transform a specific space in to a whole new world. Campers will be guided through age appropriate strategies designed to manipulate a variety of 3-D media while fostering their individual creative vision. Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

MAJOR: Filmmaking (Nathaniel Meek) – Start from scratch and make your very own film. Write the script solo or with partners, hold auditions with your friends, make sets and costumes or shoot on location in NYC. Then edit and add music! At the end of the class we’ll each have our very own movie! Lights, camera, ACTION! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Parkour! (James Miner) – Parkour, otherwise know as the art of “free-running.” In this class, campers will use a wide range of abilities (balance, speed, coordination) to navigate a series of obstacles. There will be wall running, rope swinging, bench hurdling, and mat sliding. Everyone will finish the course, but each athlete will do it with their own unique style… No limits and no boundaries!

 

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Session 2

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Passion for Puzzles (Cheryl Woodley) – Campers will start by exploring many different kinds of puzzles. Once they have solved some of those, they will use their creativity and ingenuity to make puzzle games of their own! Campers will then share their creations with each other and puzzle together!

MAJOR: Sculpture and Installation (Matt Mahler) _Have you ever wanted to transform a room into a completely different environment? Or perhaps you’re someone who just prefers working in 3-D rather than on a flat piece of paper? If so, you’re in the right place! Artists will experiment with various 3-D approaches sure to satisfy even the most ambitious creator’s impulses. Explore the potential of molding clay, wire, papier mache, or carving foam, or combining them all together, to transform a specific space in to a whole new world. Campers will be guided through age appropriate strategies designed to manipulate a variety of 3-D media while fostering their individual creative vision. Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

MAJOR: Filmmaking (Nathaniel Meek) – Start from scratch and make your very own film. Write the script solo or with partners, hold auditions with your friends, make sets and costumes or shoot on location in NYC. Then edit and add music! At the end of the class we’ll each have our very own movie! Lights, camera, ACTION! Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

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 this is the class for you! Projects will include VERY small homes (think – faeries, gnomes, insects etc.), tiny work spaces (think – studios, offices, stations, ect.), 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!

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Session 3

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Little Red Mystery Solvers (Isaiah Sullivan) – Everyone loves a mystery. Campers will practice their detective skills to solve elaborate mysteries all over camp. Using clues, gadgets and teamwork campers will solve mysteries all over Summers at LREI.

Badminton (David Rigo) – “Service!” Welcome to the ancient game of badminton! Campers will learn about and practice this classic game, as well as some other more modern net 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 from the 90’s, learning how to make a simple cardboard bracelet “machine” to make beautiful weaving bracelets, and also learning the original knotted chevron friendship bracelets.

The Art of Puzzling (Danielle Levy) – Campers will hang out in a fun, relaxing environment and learn how to “crack the code” of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Nanograms, Kakuro, Ken-Ken, and other thinking games. Kids will then create their own puzzles, and share their work with each other. They may even get to challenge their counselors to solve them!

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Session 3

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Come On, Vogue! (Danielle Staropoli) – Strike a pose! Originating in Harlem’s ballroom scene, and inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics and fashion magazines, Voguing is a dance form all about style, grace, and self-expression to the max! Together we will own the runway and twist and roll our bodies into our own fabulous shapes. All while cheering each other on. Come on, Vogue!

Basketball (Nathaniel Meek) – Hone your skills and play pick up games as well as knock out, HORSE, etc. in this physical and intense (but fun!) b-ball class. All skill levels welcome!

MAJOR: Printmaking (Matt Mahler) – Artists have long been stamping, printing and imprinting their mark on the world. In this double block art class, campers will learn about and explore various printing methods including monoprinting, relief, and colorgraph. How will you leave your mark? Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) – Two teams enter… ONE team leaves! Followed by the other team eventually… This camp classic is back! We will spend the session playing different versions of the classic game at Houston Ballfield. Get some energy out, strategize with your team, get some sun, and go get that flag!

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Session 3

Block C: 2:30-3:30



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 body procession work will seamlessly become a lively share, presented for fellow campers during our final class.

Extreme Hide and Seek (James Miner) – Join me as we put our spin on the classic game of Hide ‘N Seek (e.g. Person Find, Wave, Sardines). From Roof to Basement, the 6th Ave campus has limitless hiding spots. Remain undetected. Sneak through the hallways and quietly ascend the stairs. Hide behind doors. Hide with a buddy. Just don’t let me find you!

MAJOR: Printmaking (Matt Mahler) – Artists have long been stamping, printing and imprinting their mark on the world. In this double block art class, campers will learn about and explore various printing methods including monoprinting, relief, and colorgraph. How will you leave your mark? Please note: This class meets during both Block B and Block C. It is a two hour class.

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