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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2022 Junior Camp Weekly Themes Ages 7 and 9 *Registration now open*

Week 1 (June 20-24, 2022)

Theme: Circus and Baking Camp

Come one, come all! It’s time to test your courage and challenge your skills while you explore the many apparatuses of the Circus arts. We will juggle, walk on a tight wire, balance on stilts, ride a unicycle, do tricks on the trapeze and reach great heights on our arial silks. During this week you will be taught the basics of all of the circus arts as well as have time to hone your skills with your preferred apparatus. While breaking from the circus after lunch we will learn some baking skills in the kitchen, creating a sweet treat to enjoy at the end of the day. Playful and delicious, that’s Circus and Baking Camp!

Lead Teacher: Mary-lu Spinney

 

Week 2 (June 27- July 1, 2022) *4 day week*

Theme: Circus and Baking Camp

Come one, come all! It’s time to test your courage and challenge your skills while you explore the many apparatuses of the Circus arts. We will juggle, walk on a tight wire, balance on stilts, ride a unicycle, do tricks on the trapeze and reach great heights on our arial silks. During this week you will be taught the basics of all of the circus arts as well as have time to hone your skills with your preferred apparatus. While breaking from the circus after lunch we will learn some baking skills in the kitchen, creating a sweet treat to enjoy at the end of the day. Playful and delicious, that’s Circus and Baking Camp!

Lead Teacher: Mary-lu Spinney

 

Week 3 (July 4- 8, 2022)

Theme 1: Circus Camp

Come one, come all! It’s time to test your courage and challenge your skills while you explore the many apparatuses of the Circus arts. We will juggle, walk on a tight wire, balance on stilts, ride a unicycle, do tricks on the trapeze and reach great heights on our arial silks. During this week you will be taught the basics of all of the circus arts as well as have time to hone your skills with your preferred apparatus

Lead Teacher: Carolina Madeira

Theme 2: Globetrotter Games

Grab your passport and let’s set off on a journey of games around the globe. First let’s stop by Venezuela and play a game of bolas criollas. Next we set off for India taking time to connect with our breath through yoga and then try our hand at bowling to hit the cricket wicket. Get ready for a few games of ayo in Nigeria after we finish making our own boards! No trip around the world would be complete without partaking in one of the most widely played sports –  football (soccer). Grab your runners and let’s go play!

Lead Teacher: Shauna Boshier

 

Week 4 (July 11- 15, 2022)

Theme: Wilderness Expedition Camp

Grab your passport and let’s head out on a wilderness expedition around the world. Our trek begins in Ecuador as we drive down from the mountains into the Amazon Rainforest and capture the environment in our own terrarium.  Next we land in Japan in time for the cherry blossom season where we will make our very own sakura (cherry blossom tree). After making our own binoculars, we head out on safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya to spot the big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, & buffalo). Get ready for an explosion of fun as we explore the stratovolcanoes of Papua New Guinea and make an eruption of our own. Grab your hikers and let’s head into the wild!

Lead Teacher: Shauna Boshier

 

Week 5 (July 18-22, 2022)

Theme: World Music Camp

Grab your passport and let’s dance to the music all over the world. We will be creating instruments based on designs from all over  the planet. Let’s dance to our own beat as we will learn traditional dance from places near and far! Get ready for some unique sounds of our own creation. A musical trip around the world wouldn’t be complete without listening to some of the most unique sounds from around the globe. Grab your dancing shoes and let the music move you!

Lead Teacher: Shauna Boshier

 

Week 6 (July 25 – 29, 2022)

Theme: Arts Adventure Camp

Grab your camp passport and let’s head out on an artistic tour of the globe. Our journey begins in New Zealand where we create our own poi to spin. From here we cruise on over to Australia to have a go at traditional dot art to decorate our own boomerangs. The adventure continues as we head to Morocco and get creative with zillij (mosaic tile work). Get ready for the annual carnival in Venice as we create our own punchinello masks to wear. What would a crafty voyage be without a stop in Japan to try some origami or a visit to India to explore the various artistic styles represented there!  Grab your artist smock and let’s get creative!

Lead Teacher: Shauna Boshier

 

Week 7 (August 1 – 5, 2022) *4 day week*

Theme: Arts Camp

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: Krisinda Valenciuk

 

Week 8 (August 8 – 12, 2022)

Theme: Arts Camp

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: Krisinda Valenciuk

 

Week 9 (August 15- 19, 2022)

Theme: Nature Olympics Camp

Let’s prepare for the forest games by creating personalized flags that represent who we are as nature athletes. Next, let’s head into the forest in search of the perfect rocks. Using our alchemist skills we turn rocks into medals to hand out to our friends throughout the week as we witness them displaying courage, teamwork; and positivity. With our flags flying high, we are ready for the opening ceremonies to kick start our week of obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, group challenges, and so much more. Bring your adventurous spirit and let them games begin!

Lead Teacher: Shauna Boshier

 

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