Fives Choice Classes: Session 3


Session 3 :

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

Fives Choice Classes Fives Choice Classes


2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Block A: 9:30-10:30 Full Day Fives Only

Super Smoothies (TBA)  Let’s have fun with fruit! We’ll learn how to select and prepare ingredient combinations to create delicious and refreshing smoothies. Campers will even experiment with wacky fruit flavor mash-ups!

Sensory Science (Shanna Silien) Shaving cream, oobleck, water play, baking soda volcanoes and more! This sensory class will encourage children to get messy while they create masterpieces and make discoveries through sensory experiences.

Treasure Hunters (Cody Rae Knue)  Campers work in small groups to decipher clues that lead them to a secret treasure. Clues hidden throughout camp will task children with challenges in the form of puzzles, riddles, maps, and physical acts of strength and agility. At the completion of each class, campers will have discovered a piece to the “final clue”. Once all six pieces have been found, campers will be able to locate the treasure and share it’s secrets!

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

Superheroes Only (Noah Furman) Ever wanted to be a hero? Now you can design your own superhero logo, costume and accessories to become the hero of your dreams! Using paper and fabric, campers will get a chance to make bracelets and capes, headbands and helmets for their own invented characters. Creating a variety of wearable artworks, we will share our work and show off our own original hero personas.


Block B: 10:30-11:30 Half Day and Full Day Fives 

Horses, Ponies, and Donkeys! (Clara Campos) In this class we will learn all we can about horses, ponies and donkeys! We will do art projects, read stories, play games, and find out all there is to know about these wonderful animals.

OOOOOPS! (Cody Rae Knue) Let’s get experimenting! We’ll combine our inner scientist and artist to discover new ways of making art! Together, we’ll explore ways of making paintings without a paintbrush, what happens when we combine materials into fizzy and foaming artworks, create and play with slime, and make up new wacky experiments! This will be a colorful, slimy, and sensory filled class!

Tag, You’re It! (TBA) Tag is a classic game with many variations, each one posing a slightly different challenge! Campers will chase and be chased as they play favorites like blob tag, TV tag, freeze tag, stuck in the mud and others. We will also explore less well-known varieties of tag, and even invent rules for our very own version!

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) Welcome to the wonderful world of chess! Students will learn the rules of the game and develop an understanding of opening principles and strategies. This is a great class for someone who has never played before, so come try something new!

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


Block C: 2:30-3:30 Full Day Fives Only

Don’t Touch The Floor  Caitlin Marz) Climbing is crucial! Swinging is essential! Jumping is unavoidable! This class combines imaginative play, skill building exercises, and obstacle courses galore for an adventurous approach to motor skill development. After a brisk warm up, we will scale mountains, leap over rivers of lava, crawl through caves, and swing through the trees. Campers will build confidence and coordination as they work together to navigate an ever-shifting landscape of tumbling mats, balance beams, climbing ropes, and more.  

Dino Day (Dawn Brown) This class is for campers who love everything about dinosaurs! We will read books, and do dino-themed art projects, such as making fossil dough, creating our own dino eggs, making dinosaur skeletons with q-tips for bones, as well as sand play with mini dinosaurs.

Builders Workshop (Diandra Hansen) Children will experience building and engineering projects by working with blocks, Legos, magna tiles, clothespins, gears, bristle blocks, popsicle sticks, toothpicks etc. The objective of the class is to encourage team building and for children to design and create models of their own.

Fort Making  (Andy Hunter) Ever build a fort in your house, but wished you had more friends to help you build and play? In this class we will brainstorm different types of forts and fort-making techniques, then decide on a few to build, using different materials and testing their strength as we go. We’ll explore our individual forts, then collaborate on a fort large enough for all of us to fit inside!