Junior Camp

Junior Camp

Junior campers are seven to eight 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, or in the forest.

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2021 Junior Camp Weekly Themes Ages 7 and 9

Week 1 (June 21-25, 2021)

Theme: Bike Camp *SOLD OUT*

Explore new terrain and learn advanced riding skills while feeling the warm summer air race across your face in this summer’s bike-themed camp week. This week is designed to nourish your child’s feeling of freedom, independence and confidence while they enjoy a fun physical activity that they can easily and safely practice for the rest of their life. Whether learning to ride for the first time or perfecting how well a bike extends one’s abilities in movement, balance, and quick decision-making, your child will enjoy an action-packed week of riding activities, plus an introduction to basic bike maintenance, riding safety, and road/sidewalk etiquette. (Requirements: a functioning bike suitable to your child’s size, helmet, and bike lock)

Lead Teacher: Daniel McSharry

 

Week 2 (June 28- July 2, 2021) *4 day week*

Theme: Bike Camp  *SOLD OUT*

Explore new terrain and learn advanced riding skills while feeling the warm summer air race across your face in this summer’s bike-themed camp week. This week is designed to nourish your child’s feeling of freedom, independence and confidence while they enjoy a fun physical activity that they can easily and safely practice for the rest of their life. Whether learning to ride for the first time or perfecting how well a bike extends one’s abilities in movement, balance, and quick decision-making, your child will enjoy an action-packed week of riding activities, plus an introduction to basic bike maintenance, riding safety, and road/sidewalk etiquette. (Requirements: a functioning bike suitable to your child’s size, helmet, and bike lock)

Lead Teacher: Daniel McSharry

 

Week 3 (July 5- 9, 2021)

Theme 1: Pottery Camp *SOLD OUT*

Calling all artists! Improve upon your skills in the studio for pottery camp, where campers will be immersed in working with clay. A variety of projects will be attempted with both hand-building and working on the wheel and. Campers will explore the ravine for clay and take part in the whole process from earth to kiln.  Campers will emerge from the week with completed pieces to take home.  This camp is geared towards senior campers excited to get their hands dirty and learn from our passionate and experienced artists.

 Lead Teacher: Susan Digby

Theme 2: Arts and Crafts Camp *SOLD OUT*

Such wonders exist when you can create. Campers this week will pursue arts and crafts along with mask masking and stories brought to life.  After some hard work, cool off inside and make some crafts before forest play, and games. 

 Lead Teacher: Krisinda Valenciuk

Theme 3: French Camp *Ages 7-10* 

During our visit to the Stardust Kingdom, we will search for the hidden colours and forms within the French language.  We will learn secret codes, forms and signs found in this new land. Stories, music, drawing, games, yoga and sign language will all help us to open some of the magical doors found along the way!
 
Lead Teacher: Nadia Reich

Week 4 (July 12- 16, 2021)

Theme 1: Woodworking *SOLD OUT*

Travel to our woodwork shop, use hand tools to create treasures to bring along to hikes in the woods. Your child will leave with more independence, new wilderness skills, and lasting memories.

Lead Teacher: Greg Scott

Theme 2: Pottery Camp *SOLD OUT*

Calling all artists! Improve upon your skills in the studio for pottery camp, where campers will be immersed in working with clay. A variety of projects will be attempted with both hand-building and working on the wheel and. Campers will explore the ravine for clay and take part in the whole process from earth to kiln.  Campers will emerge from the week with completed pieces to take home.  This camp is geared towards senior campers excited to get their hands dirty and learn from our passionate and experienced artists.

 Lead Teacher: Susan Digby

 

Week 5 (July 19-23, 2021)

Theme 1: Woodworking *SOLD OUT*

Travel to our woodwork shop, use hand tools to create treasures to bring along to hikes in the woods. Your child will leave with more independence, new wilderness skills, and lasting memories.

Lead Teacher: Greg Scott

Theme 2: Arts and Crafts *Ages 7-10*

Such wonders exist when you can create. Campers this week will pursue arts and crafts along with stories brought to life.  After some hard work and cool off inside, we will work on our crafts before forest play, and games.
 
Lead Teacher: Nadia Reich

 

Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021)

Theme: Woodworking *SOLD OUT*

Travel to our woodwork shop, use hand tools to create treasures to bring along to hikes in the woods. Your child will leave with more independence, new wilderness skills, and lasting memories.

Lead Teacher: Greg Scott

 

Week 7 (August 3 – 6, 2021) *4 day week*

Theme 1: Nature Olympics *SOLD OUT*

Campers will develop physical and social skills as they become Young Explorers in the forest.  Physical challenges, obstacle courses and games where the emphasis is based on  group success.  Constructing a lean-to shelter, and a Treasure hunt to foster cooperation and team-building skills.  Each Camper will also maintain a Journal to either write or draw their reflections of the day.  We will be outside rain or shine!

Lead Teacher: Cameron Dickey

Theme 2: Athletics Camp *AGES 8-12* *SOLD OUT*

Teamwork, effort, endurance, and low competition fun. Learn and play a new sports every day, both individual and team sports while keeping in mind resilience, spatial awareness and FUN!

The weeks will differ from week to week, so if you whether you register for one week or three, we know you will have a great time.

 Lead Teacher: Alex Movel

 

Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021)

Theme 1: Slack Lining Camp *SOLD OUT*

Slack lining is a fun way to spend the day outside with friends. A great camping activity to develop your sense of balance and sharpen your awareness. Slack lining is the art of dynamic movement. This week we will learn how to move our body in dynamic ways through yoga, balancing on a line, juggling, and drills to sharpen our skills. We will cool down with a variety of arts and crafts to sharpen a different sense of awareness in our sense perception

Lead Teacher: Gledis Naska and Roham Abtahi

Theme 2: Athletics Camp *AGES 8-12*

Teamwork, effort, endurance, and low competition fun. Learn and play a new sports every day, both individual and team sports while keeping in mind resilience, spatial awareness and FUN!

The weeks will differ from week to week, so if you whether you register for one week or three, we know you will have a great time.

 Lead Teacher: Alex Movel

 

Week 9 (August 16- 20, 2021)

Theme 1: Arts and Crafts Camp *SOLD OUT*

Such wonders exist when you can create. Campers this week will pursue arts and crafts along with mask masking and stories brought to life.  After some hard work, cool off inside and make some crafts before forest play, and games. 

Lead Teacher: Krisinda Valenciuk

Theme 2: Athletics Camp *AGES 8-12*

Teamwork, effort, endurance, and low competition fun. Learn and play a new sports every day, both individual and team sports while keeping in mind resilience, spatial awareness and FUN!

The weeks will differ from week to week, so if you whether you register for one week or three, we know you will have a great time.

 Lead Teacher: Alex Movel

 

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