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Summerfun 2020 Schedule

Summerfun Session 1:  June 22–26
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

Summerfun Session 2:  June 29–July 3
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

Summerfun Session 3:  July 6–10
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

Summerfun Session 4:  July 13–17
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

Summerfun Session 5:  July 20–24
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

Summerfun Session 6:  July 27-31
8:30 – 3:30pm  After Care 3:30 – 5:00pm

The Common School Summerfun programs keep kids physically active and intellectually engaged. Programs for ages 5-12 require a 5 day per week commitment and run from 8:30am-3:30pm, with daily optional After Care from 3:30-5:00pm. We offer a full day and half day 8:30am-12pm option only for our youngest campers ages 3 and 4. There are multi-session discounts available for families who sign up for four or more weeks of camp.

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Down on the Farm
Ages 3-4
June 22 – July 31, One week up to six weeks optional.
8:30am-3:30pm (half day option 8:30am-12pm available for our youngest campers) After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Our youngest campers will learn about skills related to homesteading and sustainable living through play. The children will go to learn at Bramble Hill with Farmer Hans twice a week to explore day-to-day life on a farm and to help with farm and garden projects. Camp days will include artistic projects, gardening, singing, stories, visits to the conservation area at Larch Hill, and splashing in the wading pools.

Ecosystem Adventures
Ages 5-7
July 22 – July 31, one week to six weeks optional
8:30am-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Come explore the ecosystems in and around our school, including pond and stream life, forest flora and fauna, field habitats, and local animals. Using The Common School’s grounds, Larch Hill Conservation area, and Bramble Hill Farm as our laboratory, we will visit, study, and research the local habitat and reflect on it through artistic activities. Each day will also include time for free play, stories, games, and water play.

Creative Computing
Ages 8-12
June 22 – July 3, one week to two weeks optional
8:30-3:30pm After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Creative Computing is a place for new or existing coders to unleash their creativity and learn new skills. A tech-savvy instructor will guide small groups of campers as they build games, interactive stories, websites, programmable circuits, and more. Campers will receive personalized instruction and collaborate with new friends. After camp, kids will be able to share projects with family and friends and continue development through online access. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Dungeons and Dragons
Ages 8-12
July 13-17 and July 27-31
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Let your child be a hero for a day! Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy pen and paper role playing game with epic heroes and legendary dragons. Imagination, role playing, social skills, problem solving and cooperation are a few of the skills that can be developed from playing Dungeons and Dragons. Audio, visual, kinesthetic and writing activities will give all types of children their own way to enjoy and learn from this experience. No prior knowledge of Dungeons and Dragons is necessary, and stories in the games will remain appropriate for all children attending. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Titan Warrior Training
Ages 8-12
July 6 – 10
8:30-3:30pm After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Do you enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior or The Titan Games? Want to learn some skills to become an agile obstacle athlete? Our Extreme Obstacle Challenge camp has kids activities that benefit your child’s health and fitness. We will design and complete obstacles that build strength, endurance, balance, and coordination. All kids – regardless of physical strength – will benefit from and have fun while participating in our obstacle-based program. They’ll make friends and have a blast, and improve their overall agility with every step. swing, climb and jump! This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Strong Kids
Ages 8-12
July 20 – July 24
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

StrongKids is a program for children designed to promote physical movement in positive directions, move toward more functional movements, and support their efforts to enhance their social interactions, goal setting, quality of movements and most importantly, to have FUN! Campers will engage these functional movements through workouts of the day, big group games, and personal challenges. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Kitchen Chemistry
Ages 8-12
June 29 – July 3
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Experiment with measuring, mixing, heating, cooling, liquids, solids, gels, dyeing. Make some things to eat, some things to play with! Children will explore different areas of science through a variety of fun, interactive, hands-on experiences. They will develop skills of questioning, experimenting and observing as we create a new project each day. Dress appropriately for messy projects indoors or outside. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Writing and Illustration in the Wild
Ages 8-12
July 20 – July 24
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

In Writing in the Wild, children can focus on their creative writing while having fun at the same time! In a community environment, they will learn to refine the basics of composition, including how to plan, develop, organize, revise and edit the written pieces they have constructed. To spark kids’ imaginations and interests, we will do activities – both indoors and outdoors. Hikes around the Larch Hill conservation area, and opportunities to write while out in nature, will help campers gain inspiration. Back in the classroom, campers will create a series of illustrations to support their writing through a variety of artistic mediums. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Fiber Arts
Ages 8 – 12
July 6 – July 10
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Learn weaving, needle felting, handspinning yarn, basic knitting stitches and fabric sewing skills. During group time students will learn new skills and work on projects together. There will also be plenty of time for students to choose which medium to work with and get creative. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

**ALLERGY WARNING: This camp will be using raw wool for many of its projects. Please be advised that this camp is not suitable for children with wool allergies.

Sew Plush
Ages 8 – 12
July 27 – July 31
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Spend a week with fiber artist Michelle Parrish as you dream up, design and create your own original stuffed animal. Learn how to create a character, design a pattern, and create textures and shapes using wool, felt, yarns, fleece and fabric to bring it to life. What will your imagination dream up? This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Paper Engineering
Ages 8 – 12
June 22 – June 26
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Learn all about the amazing things you can do with paper – Moebius magic, flexagons and more. Campers will learn the techniques to create Origami, Kirigami, Topological oddities, Pop-ups, and a variety of other projects. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Carpentry 101: Design and Build a Model Building 1
Ages 8 – 12
June 29 – July 3
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

While working with paper and cardboard, campers will learn the elements of drawing to scale, developing multiple views of structure, and solving structural challenges. This camp is a prerequisite for Carpentry 102, in which students will work with wood to create the model they plan in Carpentry 101. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Carpentry 102: Design and Build a Model Building 2
Ages 8 – 12
July 6 – July 10
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

** Campers must have attended Carpentry 101 to attend this camp. In Carpentry 102, campers will use wood and carpentry tools to make the model building they designed in Carpentry 101. Campers will practice the safe use of hammers, drills, saws, sanders and other hand tools. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Furniture Making
Ages 8 – 12
July 13 – July 17
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Using natural materials, cardboard and wood, campers will learn the basics of making a solid structure. Campers will learn to create and use lashing, interlocking, mortice and tenon joints, and by the end of camp will design and make a useful piece of small furniture. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.

Bat and Birdhouse Construction
Ages 8 – 12
July 20 – July 24
8:30-3:30pm  After Care 3:30-5:00pm

Learn about the specific needs of different birds (or bats) and how to personalize the appearance of structures that fit each creature. Campers will practice the safe use of hammers, saws, drills, sanders and other hand tools. This camp will have the opportunity to visit the Groff Park splash pads and/or the Mill River during some afternoons to cool off and have some water fun.