Camp Electives

Electives are designed for participation by beginning and skilled campers.  Campers may choose an elective that reflects their morning topic, or pick a completely different subject!

2018 Electives are listed below by week.

Junior campers are required to take “Quiet time” during first elective period. Older campers are welcome to take this elective as well. All 2nd period electives are suitable for junior campers unless otherwise specified.

Some of our electives are offered more than one week.  If you sign up for the same elective multiple times you will either deepen your skill in that area or pursue a different angle on that topic.

We currently offer at least two electives each period. With increased enrollment we will be able to offer more variety.

Dates

Electives

June 4-8:

Core Camps: Circus Camp & Music Pedagogy

1st period:

Ukulele: Learn chords or melodies and play your favorite songs! Take this elective multiple times to deepen your skill.

Costumes, Props & Sets: Learn about clothes, hair, and makeup, and how costuming relates to the core camp of the week. Hands-on activities, including face painting, costume creation, and hair styling will vary by the week.

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Balloon Twisting: Make animals and other creations from balloons!

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

Pedagogy Practicum

June 11-15:

Core Camps: Variety Theater & Fledgling Band

1st period:

Ukulele: Learn chords or melodies and play your favorite songs! Take this elective multiple times to deepen your skill.

Costumes, Props & Sets: Learn about clothes, hair, and makeup, and how costuming relates to the core camp of the week. Hands-on activities, including face painting, costume creation, and hair styling will vary by the week.

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Bucket Drums: Learn this popular urban musical art! Take this elective multiple times and deepen your skill.

Dance: Choreography, freestyle dance, and more, as it relates to the core camp of the week.

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

June 18-22 :

Core Camps: Let’s Sing & Magic Camp

1st period:

Karaoke: Release your inner pop star! (participants need to be able to read the words or have songs memorized.)

Props & Sets: Make the stuff needed for this week’s performing arts presentation!

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Ukulele: Learn chords or melodies and play your favorite songs! Take this elective multiple times to deepen your skill.

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

June 25-29:

Core Camps: Playing with Piano & Whodunnit?

1st period:

Bucket Drums: Learn this popular urban musical art! Take this elective multiple times and deepen your skill.

Costumes, Props & Sets: Learn about clothes, hair, and makeup, and how costuming relates to the core camp of the week. Hands-on activities, including face painting, costume creation, and hair styling will vary by the week.

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Back Story: The “who, what, when, where, and why” behind this week’s core topics revealed through selected videos.

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

July 2-6:

Core Camps: Sci-Fi Movie with Puppets! & Punk Band Pit Orchestra

1st period:

Props & Sets: Make the stuff needed for this week’s performing arts presentation!

Foley Sounds: Use everyday objects and noises to create a soundscape for the Sci-Fi movie!

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Props & Sets: Make the stuff needed for this week’s performing arts presentation!

Back Story: The “who, what, when, where, and why” behind this week’s core topics revealed through selected videos.

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

July 9-13:

Core Camp: Dungeons & Dragons

1st period:

Drum circle: You’ll love this elective led by C4A’s resident African drumming expert. Take this elective multiple times and deepen your skill.

Costumes, Props & Sets: Learn about clothes, hair, and makeup, and how costuming relates to the core camp of the week. Hands-on activities, including face painting, costume creation, and hair styling will vary by the week.

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.

July 16-20:

Core Camp: Bow-Dacious String Band Camp

Our faculty offers many different options, and we vote on them the first day.

 

July 23-27:

Core Camp: Create Board Games!

1st period:

Props & Sets: Make the stuff needed for this week’s performing arts presentation!

Experiments in Music: Try out electronic and home-made musical instruments and enjoy free improvisation!

Quiet Time

2nd period:

Free-play Construction: Combine your creativity and our materials to build a fort, a village, or another project of your dreams!

Game Room: Cards, board games, dominoes, checkers, chess – it’s all good and our staff will help you learn strategies and skills.