Camp Descriptions: Art – Drawing This camp will allow your budding artist to learn different drawing techniques and explore their creativity and imagination in a camp devoted to improving their skills. Comic strips, character, object, and many other types of drawing subjects will be developed over the course of each camp. Campers will proceed at their own pace, guided by an artist able to show them how to tackle difficult subjects, inspire them to take risks on paper, and pull off amazing drawings to treasure. Each camper will take home an art book used during the week. Arts Camps/Crafts Camps Does your child like to think outside the box? Do they like to paint and draw? Build something awesome out of scratch? Well this will be the perfect camp for your child. In this camp children will improve their visual processing skills, self- esteem, how to express themselves, and explore their creativity. They will be creating in a fun and safe environment with our instructors Dawit, Joanna, & Lexie. Camp content will be different each week and will include a wide range of classic and new art and craft skills that will produce wonderful creations for your son or daughter to bring home for you to see and enjoy. In addition, each child will take home an art & craft book that they will have used during camp and from which they can continue to work at home. Tabletop Games Camp Modern tabletop games are great for teaching children important life skills as well as math, reading, reasoning, and communication. Each week campers are introduced to several of the best non-electronic games of all time! The camps will focus primarily on fun while children learn important skills like taking turns, patience, following instructions, teamwork, and strategic thinking. There is a progression through increasingly more difficult and challenging games at pace with each camp’s level of ability. Children are guided though the teamwork of cooperative play, the analytical skill of logic games and puzzles, and the ability to win and lose graciously with competitive games. 2nd and 3rd grade camps will play more cooperative games and the Euro-style games that keep gameplay interesting until the last turn. 4th, 5th, and graduating 5th grade camps will play more complex games, including card driven games and role-playing games, including Dungeons & Dragons! Each camper will take home one of the games played during the week. Immersive French Camp Take advantage of the critical time in early development when acquiring language skills comes naturally and easily. This camp will enhance the development of primary learners in reading, writing, but mostly speaking and listening in both English and French. Learning a foreign language can help develop higher order cognitive skills. Children will practice in the camp room from high quality books, one of which they will keep at the end of camp. The real highlight of this camp, however, will be the ability to use the Scramble play areas to both role-play in French and also explore and talk about the different play areas in French. This will make this camp exciting and unique – a truly immersive and fun learning environment.