Arctic Adventure (K-2nd)
Bundle up as we visit the snowy regions of the far north! On our journey, we’ll learn about the lands, peoples and animals of the Arctic Circle. Get to know musk ox, narwhals, sea lions, arctic foxes, reindeer – and, of course, polar bears! Learn how to use a dog sled and how to take care of sled dogs. There will be lots of play and creative activities in this imaginative expedition to the North Pole!
Super Sleuths (K-2nd)
Calling all private investigators! Follow the clues to a thrilling all new week of mystery as we become junior detectives. Together we will make and crack top-secret codes, gather and follow clues, sniff out answers to intriguing mysteries and try out some forensic science as we investigate mystery powders in our lab. It won’t take a detective to find the fun in this action-packed class!
Crafty Creations (1st-3rd)
T-shirts, placemats, picture frames and keychains are only a few of the kinds of creations we will make! Create sand art, color some stained glass, custom decorate a tote bag or experiment with decoupage. Each day will be packed with colorful, fun-filled activities. We will make it, and you can take it.
Stop Motion Video Production (K-2nd) - NEW!
Campers learn to use professional camera equipment to make their own stop motion movies. They will create their own story ideas, build stop motion models out of clay and create their own stop motion scenes. This is a Coder Kids class.
Herbal Magic (3rd-6th) - NEW!
Explore the use of herbs in arts and crafts, aromatherapy, cooking and body care. Make skin care products, air fresheners, wreaths, sachets, soaps, teas and more! Learn about herbs in history, and discover which scents are your favorites for relaxing, energizing and inspiring!
Art in Motion (3rd-6th)
Use movement to make art and learn how to make art look like it is in motion! Learn about American artists like Jackson Pollock who poured paint, Alexander Calder who invented the mobile and traditional puppet masters who use shadow silhouettes to tell stories – and make your very own art in their styles. Explore objects in motion including rolling balls down ramps, painting with moving marbles, spinning tops, making spin art, experimenting with balance while making mobiles and letting gravity help you paint.
Photography: 101 (3rd-6th)
Let’s turn that selfie around to discover a whole new perspective! Campers will explore what makes a good picture, point of view and effects. They will go on picture scavenger hunts and create a portfolio of work to showcase at the end of the week. Note: Campers must bring in their own cell phones with a camera, which is only to be used during the class. At all other times, their phones must remain in their backpacks.
In the Net (3rd-6th) - NEW!
Campers will learn to master the games of hockey and soccer by working on individual skill development for both sports. Campers will improve their touch, shooting, passing and playing the game and, of course, have lots of fun as well! This is a Jump Bunch class.
Kitchen Chemistry (3rd-6th)
Can you power a lightbulb with a lemon? Make an egg shell disappear? What’s the point of baking soda in pancakes, anyway? Explore many other questions like these as you experiment with everyday materials from the refrigerator and the grocery store – for some colorful, smelly, surprising and maybe even tasty chemistry fun!
Preschool After-care (if needed / until 6 p.m.)
Preschool after-care runs from 12-6 p.m. and is located in the lower school building. Preschoolers will eat their lunch (brought from home) directly after morning camp class dismissal. An afternoon snack is provided by camp every day. Nap/rest time is included in after-care; this is a Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services licensing requirement. After-care activities could include indoor and outdoor play, story time, art activities and games. After-care attendance is billed at a rate of $12 per camper, per hour. Charges will be calculated in half-hour increments and billed at the end of each week. A $50 late fee will be applied to any after-care fees not paid one week after receiving the invoice. (K-6 and preschool after-care are run separately; K-6 after-care is available 3:45-6 p.m.)