Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Space Still Open for Reggio-Inspired Summer Camp!

Still looking for a Summer Camp for your child? I have some spaces left for my camp so I thought I'd share with you what it's all about!

Amrita Love and I will be co-teaching a Reggio-inspired Summer Camp for three weeks this Summer. Amrita has been teaching in India, Virginia and the DC area for over 20 years. She and I met while teaching at Discovery Woods Learning Community, an outdoor school in Vienna, VA. She believes that in every child lives an artist that discovers within herself or himself a myriad of creative representations. At camp, Amrita and the children will have the opportunity to make these discoveries through a variety of media like: paper making, vegetable prints, clay, mosaic, mod podge decoupage, different paints, cray pas, sculpture and good old paper and pencil. I will be working with the children on gardening, harvesting, cooking, composting, and plant preparations. Music will be included every day at camp to inspire learning, movement, and relaxation. Here are the weeks they are offering and the number of spaces still available. Please let me know if you'd like your child to attend and feel free to forward this along to friends and family. There are more details below.

Week 1 July 21-July 25-now full Week 2 July 28-August 1-2 spaces open
Week 3 August 4-August 8
9 spaces open Camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 AM-1PM. Snack will be provided by the camp, prepared together with the campers. Lunch will need to come from home. The cost will be $300 per week. The camp will be a mixed focus on gardening, eating local and seasonal foods, nature, artwork, and journaling. Christy and Amrita will provide pictures and documentation of activities via a private Facebook group. The age range of the children is from (potty trained) 3 to 9. There will definitely be a mix of both structured activities and unstructured play. Children will most definitely get dirty and need a change of clothes. They will also be taught how to use (children's) knives and prepare basic food for snacks and drinks for themselves and their fellow campers. Weather permitting children will be outdoors for most of the time, both in the sun and in the shade, but leaders are also inclined to take breaks indoors if necessary. The normal camp day will end at 1:00 and extended day will be charged at the rate of $10 per hour after that.

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