Senior Camp

Senior Camp

Senior campers are nine to twelve years of age.
Each week the children will be busy discovering themes with teachers who will offer their skills to the children. One week will feature creating toys from objects found in nature; another will involve cooking outdoors and yet another will be a fun-filled week of activities all in French! Watch for new postings over the next few weeks to see what else we will have to offer.

We will work with healthy daily rhythms, similar to those used in Waldorf schools, that help create an ideal environment for learning. There will be time for focused activity, imaginative play, games, songs and stories in each day. We will spend lots of time outside in nature, on walks, in the forest and on the farm.

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Senior Camp Weekly Themes Ages 9-12

Week 1 (June 18 to 22)

Flying Things ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Warren Lee Cohen
Use your inventiveness to make things that really fly. In this fun and hands-on week, we will learn the basic principles of aerodynamics and then use them to make everything from high flying paper airplanes to whirligigs to boomerangs. We will work with paper and with wood to make our own fun and functional flying machines.

Week 4 (July 9 to 13)

Power Balance Camp

Lead Teacher  Julia Postigo-Rombola

Campers will develop and build upon different team sport activities. We will be exploring highly physical sports that focus on individual strength, balance and stamina as well as fostering meaningful friendships. Campers will be running, exploring, building flexibility, strength, and stamina while simultaneously connecting with the outdoors. In the mornings campers participate in team ball sports centered around stamina coordination and strength. In the afternoons  we ground and refresh our bodies with forest exploration, yoga, water play, and many other trust and group games. Every day the Power Balance campers will be practicing good body health by creating a unique nutritious snack from locally sourced ingredients (when possible). By the end of the week campers will come away with bonds of friendship, and a balanced connection with themselves and the outdoors. We will be outdoors rain or shine.  All of the above activities will be taught at a level appropriate for  9-12 year-old campers.

Week 7 (July 30 to August 3) *Full*

Woodworking
Lead Teacher: Greg Scott
Join us for an exciting week of woodworking. Campers will create a handcrafted wooden toy in our woodwork shop, while learning new skills with a variety of hand tools. There will also be time for outdoor and water play, games, and walks in the forest to appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature.

Week 2 (June 25 to 29) *Full*

Pottery ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Susan Digby
Studio-based camp, where Campers will be immersed in working with clay. Different projects will be attempted with both hand-building and working on the wheel. Campers will emerge from the week with several completed pieces to take home, depending on interest and ability. This camp is geared towards senior campers who want to get their hands dirty!

Week 5 (July 16 to 20) *Full*

Master Artists
Lead Teacher: Ariel Massett
Master Artists through the ages. Based in the art studio, Campers will explore artists from different ages who are “Masters”, (example Van Gogh). Using different mediums (paint, drawing and sculpture), we will create our own masterpieces. Then it’s outdoors for games, water and forest play, along with plenty of sunshine!

Week 8 (August 7 to 10) 4 day week *Only 1 Spots Left*

Woodworking
Lead Teacher: Greg Scott
For children joining this group for the first time, we will explore the beauty of wood while learning new skills as we create exciting toys. For children having taken the first Woodworking week, we will look at a new project for them to create. After this, there will be plenty of time for games, forest walks and water play to round off our days.

Week 3 (July 3 to 6) 4 day week

Circus Arts
Lead Teacher: Carolina Madeira
Join the Circus for one week! Explore walking on a tight wire, hanging from a trapeze, climbing silks, balancing
on a roller board, walking on a giant ball, juggling, and more. We’ll learn many new skills including some basic clowning techniques. Imagine the fun we’ll have creating small acts which we’ll put together to create a show. Come one and all, the Circus is in town!

Week 6 (July 23 to 27) *Full*

Animation Creation
Lead Teacher: Ariel Massett
Animation: How it’s done. Based in the art studio, Campers will look behind the scenes to learn how Animation is produced. We will then create our own animation project using paper or clay. After, we head outdoors for games, water and forest play, along with plenty of sunshine!

Week 9 (August 13 to 17)

Marimbas and Nature Instruments ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Warren Lee Cohen
Learn to make and play wooden marimbas and rhythm instruments from materials we find in nature as well as from the Woodworking shop. We will make a whole variety of percussive and tuned instruments and then learn to play them. Remember the very first instruments were made from sticks, stones and bones. Let’s see what we can create.

Week 1 (June 18 to 22)

Flying Things ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Warren Lee Cohen
Use your inventiveness to make things that really fly. In this fun and hands-on week, we will learn the basic principles of aerodynamics and then use them to make everything from high flying paper airplanes to whirligigs to boomerangs. We will work with paper and with wood to make our own fun and functional flying machines.

Week 2 (June 25 to 29)

Pottery ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Susan Digby
Studio-based camp, where Campers will be immersed in working with clay. Different projects will be attempted with both hand-building and working on the wheel. Campers will emerge from the week with several completed pieces to take home, depending on interest and ability. This camp is geared towards senior campers who want to get their hands dirty!

Week 3 (July 3 to 6) 4 day week

Circus Arts
Lead Teacher: Carolina Madeira
Join the Circus for one week! Explore walking on a tight wire, hanging from a trapeze, climbing silks, balancing
on a roller board, walking on a giant ball, juggling, and more. We’ll learn many new skills including some basic clowning techniques. Imagine the fun we’ll have creating small acts which we’ll put together to create a show. Come one and all, the Circus is in town!

Week 4 (July 9 to 13)

Power Balance Camp

Lead Teacher  Julia Postigo-Rombola

Campers will develop and build upon different team sport activities. We will be exploring highly physical sports that focus on individual strength, balance and stamina as well as fostering meaningful friendships. Campers will be running, exploring, building flexibility, strength, and stamina while simultaneously connecting with the outdoors. In the mornings campers participate in team ball sports centered around stamina coordination and strength. In the afternoons  we ground and refresh our bodies with forest exploration, yoga, water play, and many other trust and group games. Every day the Power Balance campers will be practicing good body health by creating a unique nutritious snack from locally sourced ingredients (when possible). By the end of the week campers will come away with bonds of friendship, and a balanced connection with themselves and the outdoors. We will be outdoors rain or shine.  All of the above activities will be taught at a level appropriate for  9-12 year-old campers.

Week 5 (July 16 to 20)

Master Artists
Lead Teacher: Ariel Massett
Master Artists through the ages. Based in the art studio, Campers will explore artists from different ages who are “Masters”, (example Van Gogh). Using different mediums (paint, drawing and sculpture), we will create our own masterpieces. Then it’s outdoors for games, water and forest play, along with plenty of sunshine!

Week 6 (July 23 to 27)

Animation Creation
Lead Teacher: Ariel Massett
Animation: How it’s done. Based in the art studio, Campers will look behind the scenes to learn how Animation is produced. We will then create our own animation project using paper or clay. After, we head outdoors for games, water and forest play, along with plenty of sunshine!

Week 7 (July 30 to August 3)

Woodworking
Lead Teacher: Greg Scott
Join us for an exciting week of woodworking. Campers will create a handcrafted wooden toy in our woodwork shop, while learning new skills with a variety of hand tools. There will also be time for outdoor and water play, games, and walks in the forest to appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature.

Week 8 (August 7 to 10) 4 day week

Woodworking
Lead Teacher: Greg Scott
For children joining this group for the first time, we will explore the beauty of wood while learning new skills as we create exciting toys. For children having taken the first Woodworking week, we will look at a new project for them to create. After this, there will be plenty of time for games, forest walks and water play to round off our days.

Week 9 (August 13 to 17)

Marimbas and Nature Instruments ($15 supply fee)
Lead Teacher: Warren Lee Cohen
Learn to make and play wooden marimbas and rhythm instruments from materials we find in nature as well as from the Woodworking shop. We will make a whole variety of percussive and tuned instruments and then learn to play them. Remember the very first instruments were made from sticks, stones and bones. Let’s see what we can create.