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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.

A FULL DAY registration includes both MORNING (your choice of academy or enrichment programming) and AFTERNOON programs:

  • 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 (with specific focuses on science and social studies) and led by highly capable and nurturing teachers.


A HALF DAY registration includes only MORNING academy programing.


CAMP OPTIONS

Half Day ACADEMY
8:30-12:30
$195 (per week)

Full Day
(includes ACADEMY or ENRICHMENT)
8:30-6:00
$390 (per week)


CAMP SCHEDULE

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

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

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 25-29)

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:
ZENO MATH CAMP with Beth
During this fun and engaging math camp, campers will explore a variety of math skills and concepts through engaging games and hands-on activities. This class is perfect for kids who would benefit from extra skill practice as well as for kids who are more experienced mathematicians. Math topics to be explored will include geometry, algebra, and problem solving.

Enrichment Class:
PARKOUR
During this active and athletic camp, 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. These little movers will certainly grow into the superheroes they aspire to be!

Afternoon Session

ENGINEERING BLAST
From bridges to boats, this week will be filled with problem solving, decision making, and creativity as kids work against the laws of physics. Themes will explore balance, height, momentum, and gravity using straws, paper clips, paper, and other household engineering tools.

Week 2 (July 2-6) No Camp Wednesday, July 4

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:
SPACE CAMP with Grant
During this far-out week, campers will explore our solar system and beyond! Campers will learn about astronomy, build rocket ships, and make their own planets. This camp includes computer work and a culminating movie experience.

Enrichment Class:
LEGO JEDI ENGINEERING
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

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 9-13)

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:
EXPLORING EMOTIONS CAMP with Diane
Feelings! Nothing more than feelings! Campers will experience read-alouds, engage in role-playing activities, write poetry, and create art focused on emotions. They will learn to recognize and name their feelings, practice self-regulation, and recognize and respond to others' emotions.

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

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARTIFACTS
Campers will be involved in hands-on activities related to anthropology and archaeology. They will replicate indigenous methods of creation, learn ancient stories explaining the world, and learn about how museums are created and run.

Week 4 (July 16-20)

Morning Session

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

Class:
WILDERNESS CAMP with Sarah and Cory
Campers will use their imaginations and adventurous spirits as they learn about the natural environment and important wilderness survival skills. During this hands-on week, campers will build self-esteem and awareness about nature as they acquire the skills needed to survive in the wild!

Enrichment Class:
CHESS WIZARDS
Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!

Afternoon Session

MYTHBUSTERS
In this exciting and question-filled week, kids will wrestle with common myths to discover the truth about human strength, reflexes, probability, and physics. Can a house really be lifted with balloons? Does sugar really make kids hyper? Is the sky really blue?

Week 5 (July 23-27)

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:

GAMES! with Siri
During this fun and active week of camp, campers will get to play a variety of playground games, such as Capture the Flag, four square, and many varieties of tag. Board games and classroom games will also be on the agenda for this week of creative game playing. Campers will get to practice skills around problem solving, good sportsmanship, and how to encourage others.

Enrichment Class:
TRENDY CRAFTS
Join Trendy Crafts this summer for an amazing week of crafting, socializing, and creative adventure! Campers will create at least two full projects each day and as well as participate in games, snacks, and summer fun. Projects will include succulents, mix media canvas, Lego accessories, and so much more!

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 ice cream, bubbles, and food explosions!

Week 6 (July 30-August 3)

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:
MUSIC with Julia
It's all about music for this week of camp! We will sing songs, dance, play music-reading games, listen to music from around the world, play instruments together, and compose a song. Get ready to get groovy on our deep dive into the vast world of music.

Enrichment Class:
SOCCER
Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based on one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. The curriculum includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages. World Cup style games are held each day where campers compete for their adopted country and are encouraged to learn about different customs and cultures, and our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership. Most camps will include a free soccer ball, T-shirt, Poster, and Certificate.

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 7 (August 6-10)

Morning Session

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

Academy Class:
WATERCOLORS CAMP with Siri
During this creative and colorful week, campers will explore different watercolor techniques and how different mediums can be used with watercolors. Campers will learn how to use crayons with watercolors, create spatter paint bookmarks, a watercolor weave, and much more.

Enrichment Class:
MARTIAL ARTS
Join Quantum Martial Arts for a week of fun and fitness. Each day will include stretching and calisthenics, martial arts instruction, and projects and crafts. Each day will focus on a different theme, including Ninja Day, Jedi Training Day, Kung Fu Animals Day, Flying Lessons Day and Board Breaking Day.

Registration includes two free weeks of classes at the Quantum Martial Arts studio.

Afternoon Session

CSI: SEATTLE
Campers will engage in a chemistry-filled, time-sensitive week of mystery solving. Through highly scientific Crime Scene Investigation, they will check fingerprints, DNA markers, and a variety of other clues to solve important cases.

Week 8 (August 13-17)

Morning Session

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

Class:

ZENO MATH CAMP with Beth
During this fun and engaging math camp, campers will explore a variety of math skills and concepts through engaging games and hands-on activities. This class is perfect for kids who would benefit from extra skill practice as well as for kids who are more experienced mathematicians. Math topics to be explored will include geometry, algebra, and problem solving.

Enrichment Class:
CAPOEIRA
Children love learning capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art which combines fitness, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira instills the values of responsibility, self-confidence all while awakening creativity through the development of self-expression. Through fun games, drills, and exercises, children learn to “play capoeira” with an understanding of limits and respect for each other. Classes will keep your child physically fit and mentally engaged. Students will learn the movements of capoeira along with the music and songs traditionally used in the sport.

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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