Summer Camp Weekly Themes
Weekly Themes and Descriptions Faculty: Ms. Lindsey Nelson and seasonal SLC staff members
Week 1: 6/10-6/14
Gizmos and Gadgets:
During our first week, we will not only talk about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics but we will use them to create strange new objects and structures. Can we make those structures move? Carry things from one point in the room to another? We will find out together!
Week 2: 6/17-6/21
This week we will explore the biggest predators in the seas. Sharks. What are the different kinds of sharks, what do they eat and where do they live? We will create our own shark’s teeth, play with shark puzzles, make a shark environment and even discover what was the biggest shark of all time? Let’s find out!
Week 3: 6/24-6/28
Symphony of Colors:
This week we will explore a variety of different art forms: painting, finger painting, sculptures, collages, drawings, and printmaking. Last year the LCVA held many public art days and we may take a field trip there for a fun adventure!
Week 4: 7/1-7/5
Closed July 4th
Together we will go on adventures around the world without ever leaving our school. Through art, music, stories, and play, we will discover the world around us and how each continent is different. Passports provided.
Week 5: 7/10-7/12
Dog Days of Summer:
Let’s explore the animals of the past as well as the present. We will listen to folk tales, tell animal fables, and have animal visitors. We may even find some fossils. Have you ever wondered how big a dinosaur’s foot might have been? We are going to find all this out together and more!
Week 6: 7/15-7/19
Peaches to Polar Express:
What would it be like to have Christmas in the heat of summer? Join us as we bring our camp from peaches to the polar express. Through stories, crafts, and games we will discover our most favorite and beloved traditions.
Week 7: 7/22-7/26
Easy as Pie:
This week we will dive into the world of food. We will plant our own vegetables and fruits. Examine what kind of foods are good for us and create our own cookbooks.
Week 8: 7/29-8/2
Nature and the World Around Us:
This week we will explore the world around us through nature walks and a scavenger hunt. As naturalists, we will identify types of insects, plants, animals, and rocks. We will create our very own summer nature table and mini-museum of artifacts.
Week 9: 8/5-8/9 FINAL WEEK
We all have a singer, writer, actor, dancer, just waiting to bloom. This week we will explore our hidden creativity and find what makes us sing! There will be practices, performances, plays, and a final talent show.