Senior Camp

Senior Camp

Senior campers are ten to twelve plus years of age.
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, and the great outdoors 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 10-12+ *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 1: 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

Theme 2: Pottery Camp

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!

Additional Fee: $20.00

Lead Teacher: Susan Digby

 

Week 3 (July 4- July 8, 2022)

Theme: Pottery Camp

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!

Additional Fee: $20.00

Lead Teacher: Susan Digby

 

Week 4 (July 11-15, 2022)

Theme: 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-Soares

 

Week 5 (July 18-22, 2022)

Theme: Fencing Camp (The Art of the Sabre)

Brushing up on your musketeer skills? Looking to add a little pizazz to your résumé before applying to a pirate crew? Swordsmanship is the answer, and this is the week for you! Connecting with the other while protecting the integrity of your personal space: that is the essence of fencing! In this session we will explore the art of classical sabre fencing. Bring a solid pair of shoes, your courage, speed, agility and patience. No other equipment or experience necessary.

Lead Teachers: Jonathan Snow

Theme: Capoeira Camp

Do your kids have some energy to spare? Come join our Capoeira movements camp. Capoeira (pronounced Kaa-puh-weh-ruh) is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art form which combines elements of movement, music and culture. During the week campers will be introduced to fun physical exercises honing body awareness, rhythm and movement and respect for others.

Music plays a central role in Capoeira and is taught organically, in parallel to the movements, often accompanying exercises. This aids in full embodiment of the art form while teaching awareness of their surroundings. 

This weeklong camp is aimed at our senior level students and will provide lots of fresh air, movement and immersion into the world of Capoeira.

Lead Teachers:  Denise Militzer and Quaison Nangle

 

Week 6 (July 25- 29, 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 7 (August 1-5, 2022) *4 day week*

Theme: Athletics Camp

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

Lead Teacher: Riley Boadway

 

Week 8 (August 8 – 12, 2022)

Theme: Woodwork

A perfect introduction to woodwork. We are  sure to provide campers with unforgettable experiences while exploring our campus and learning new skills. We will travel to our woodwork shop, use hand tools to create treasures to bring along hikes in the woods. Your child will leave with more independence.

 

Teacher: Brendan Donaghey

 

Week 9 (August 15- 19, 2022)

Theme: Nature Olympics

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: Behrad Mobedi 

 

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