Giddens Summer K-1 Program

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K-1 Program

Students entering Kindergarten and 1st grades can look forward to a fabulous summer of fun at Giddens Summer BLAST Camp!

Each week new friends, great programs, fascinating themes, and trips to Pratt Park and Judkins Park make Giddens a great place for children to explore all the fun that summer has to offer.

Our program is organized into two sessions: a MORNING progam and an AFTERNOON program. You may register your child for a HALF DAY (morning only) program, or a FULL DAY program.

Our MORNING program is made up of Academy and Enrichment classes. Families can customize their child's camp experience by choosing one of these exciting class offerings.

Academy classes are led by Giddens teachers who offer content on a topic of their own interest and passion.

Enrichment classes are specialized programs led by our very best enrichment partners.

Our AFTERNOON program is theme-based and led by highly capable and nurturing teachers.

CAMP OPTIONS

Half Day ACADEMY
8:30-12:30
$195

Full Day
(includes Academy or Enrichment)
8:30-6:00
$390

CAMP SCHEDULE

The MORNING PROGRAM includes:
8:30-12:30

  • academy or enrichment class programs
  • snack and outside recess
  • lunch

The AFTERNOON PROGRAM includes:
12:30-6:00

  • choice activities
  • themed activities and projects
  • outside recess
  • visit to local park (Fridays only)

Week 1 (June 26-30)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
ZENO MATH with Beth
During this fun and engaging math camp, campers will increase their confidence and competence as young mathematicians by exploring math concepts and skills through play-based math games and activities.

Enrichment Class:
CHESS
Campers will enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! They will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Whether they have been playing chess for their entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or just want to have a fun experience - Chess Wizards is the place for you!

Afternoon Session

BUILD IT FESTIVAL
Campers will become architects, engineers, and designers by using their science and math skills to engage in hands-on activities that emphasize construction, geometric challenges, and spatial visualization.

Week 2 (July 3-7) No Camp July 4

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
AUTHOR STUDY with Hollis
Campers will embark on a week-long author study ddventure of one of our most beloved children's book author--Dr. Seuss. We will learn about him and his collection of books, while focusing on a few favorites. The week will be full of visual art, dramatic reading, movement, and making Seuss-themed snacks!

Enrichment Class:
PARKOUR Campers will enjoy a week of jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balancing, and rolling. Parkour builds strength and coordination all while safely growing one's ability to engage and conquer their environment, overcoming obstacles both physically and mentally.”


Afternoon Session

CHOOSE THEIR OWN ADVENTURE
Based on the popular book series, this week will be full of twists and turns, with the campers guiding the story and bringing their imaginations alive through writing, art, and performance.

Week 3 (July 10-14)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
GARDENING with Reba and Regan
The garden will be bursting with life. Just in time for campers to spend the week in the garden planting and tending to a variety of vegetables, harvesting and tasting a variety of edibles from berries to leafy greens, creating garden-inspired art, building garden shelters, and exploring all that a garden has to offer.

Enrichment Class:
YOGA
Campers will enjoy a week of yoga, mindfulness and fun! Included are games (like obstacle courses and Sneaky Yoga Trees!), crafts (like glitter jars and mandalas!), music, dancing and other activities with a yoga focus.

Afternoon Session

INVESTIGATING ARTIFACTS
Campers will be involved in hands-on activities related to anthropology and archaeology. They will sort and classify found material objects, create stories to explain natural phenomena, and learn how ancient peoples used folklore to explain and represent the natural world.

Week 4 (July 17-21)

Morning Session

Academy Class:
ZENO MATH with Beth
During this fun and engaging math camp, campers will increase their confidence and competence as young mathematicians by exploring math concepts and skills through play-based math games and activities.

Enrichment Class:
CAPOEIRA
Campers will learn the ancient martial art of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art which combines fitness, music, and acrobatics. Through fun games, drills, and exercises, Capoeira instills the values of responsibility and self-confidence while awakening creativity through the development of self-expression.


Afternoon Session

BUBBLES BONANZA
Campers will engage in entertaining and exploratory activities that delve into the world of bubbles, including bubble shapes, bubble measurement, bubble skeletons, and body bubbles.

Week 5 (July 24-28)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
SCULPTURE with Angela
Campers will explore a variety of sculptural materials and how to use them to create 3-dimensional art. In addition to art making, campers will venture out in the community to experience public art and sculptures.

Enrichment Class:
KARATE-X
Campers will enjoy an exciting and challenging week of discipline, determination, and fun! They will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more. Each day will include cardio, strength and agility training to keep bodies primed for mobility, action, and good health.

Afternoon Session

WORLD BUILDING
Campers will imagine, design, develop, and construct their very own worlds, complete with geography, history, and society. They will develop the skills to ask fundamental questions about their worlds, such as who inhabits it, and what the weather is like.....the possibilities are endless….....

Week 6 (July 31-August 4)

Morning Session

Enrichment Class:
BRITISH SOCCER
Campers will develop core soccer skills and understanding of the game. Through the game of soccer, campers will be encouraged become independent learners, as well as to practice responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.



Afternoon Session

SECRET FORMULAS
Campers will experience highly motivating real-life experiences with chemistry as they eagerly investigate the properties of substances as they concoct a plethora of products, including toothpaste, cola, and ice cream.

Week 7 (August 7-11)

Morning Session

Enrichment Class:
LEGO (Jedi Master Engineering)
The Force is strong in this class. Campers will become Jedi Master Engineers as they build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Jedi instructors will reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion andmore as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.

Afternoon Session

FINGERPRINTING
Campers will engage in "fingers-on" activities exploring the many similarities and variations of fingerprints. They will devise their own classification categories, and apply their classification skills to solve a mystery scenario, Who Robbed the Safe?

Week 8 (August 14-18)

Morning Session

Academy Class:
WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS with Siri
Campers will explore and experiment with different ways watercolors can be used in art? Each day, campers will practice different techniques and methods. Along the way, they will create their own masterpieces in watercolor.

Enrichment Class:
TRENDY CRAFTS Campers will exerience an amazing week of crafting, socializing, and creative adventure! Campers will create at least two full projects each day as well as participate in games and other summer fun. Projects will include succulents, mix media canvas, and Lego accessories.


Afternoon Session

CREATIVE CARNIVAL
Campers will develop their skills in business, performance, and marketing to produce a creative carnival, complete with games, exhibits, and performances. Friday morning the carnival will open to the community for all to enjoy!

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