Weekly 9AM – 12PM options
Gold Rush Fever (July 9-13)
The word shenanigans originated during the era of the gold rush! Although we won’t be up to any trickery of our own, we will learn how to tell the difference between fool’s gold and the real thing! This week’s focus on minerals, gemstones and mining is sure to excite the budding geologist in your family.
Growing Creativity (July 16-20)
Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Come create as we explore various techniques and mediums throughout the week using the inspiration of a selection of famous artists. Develop the courage to grow your creativity so that it will last a lifetime.
Olympics (July 23-27)
With the winter Olympics fresh in our memories, we will build our national pride while developing good sportsmanship through a variety of team building activities. In addition, the children will become members of a mock Olympic team, competing, collecting medals, and cheering each other along the way. A little history will also be introduced to round out an action-packed week.
Slimey Science (July 30-August 3)
Need we say more? We will all be getting dirty this week as we use chemistry to create slime, putty and doughs. Children will also explore states of matter during this hands-on week. Chemistry cookbooks will be available to take home for continued learning. Be prepared to get messy, smocks suggested.
Adirondack Life (August 6-10)
It can be easy to take for granted the beauty of the world around us. The children this week will learn about the animals, plants and natural wonders that make the Adirondacks such a spectacular place to live and explore. Animal tracking, hiking, and survival skills will also play an important role in building a relationship with the natural world.
Inventors Workshop (August 13-17)
Design, plan and create. This week is sure to inspire creativity and challenge the most inventive of children. Children will explore upcycling projects and have opportunities to come up with their own group design projects with an eco friendly twist. Jump ropes out of grocery bags? Bottle gardens? Totes from old clothes? The children will also learn strategies to help make green choices in their daily lives.
*For those families looking for a full day, just sign up for the 9-3 option. Our afternoons will be filled with crafts, waterplay, sports, board games, nature exploration and free play in a multi-age, structured environment.
New this year for 9-12 year olds: Leaders in Training
9AM – 3PM Each Week
The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is designed for kids moving from camp age into new leadership roles while still having fun! The LITs will start each day with team building activities to promote a sense of community, trust and bonding. Throughout the week they will discuss and role play the traits of a leader, including responsibility, initiative, communication and preparedness. Following each activity, the LITs will be joining the teachers of the morning day camp to aid and assist in a variety of ways. There will be opportunities to help in art, themes and physical education. The afternoon will include time for reflections on the successes and challenges of the morning, as well as personal planning time for leadership opportunities with the full day campers and within the greater community. The LITs will be paired with a mentor teacher, setting goals and working toward a culminating project. Building leaders of the future with a mind on community involvement!
LIT space is limited. If you are interested, please call Shauna Swinimer at 518-583-0841 to set up an interview.
To Register, click here: Summer Camp Registration