6 - 10 years old
In our camp we value self-direction, creative expression, free play, and community building.
We offer an alternative to highly organized environments by removing many of the barriers to self-directed play.
We spend time in the morning thinking about how we want to spend our day and our facilitators work to make it happen. Each day includes a planned creative project, but kids are free to opt-out and work on their own creations. They can also choose to relax with smaller activities like reading, knitting, drawing, dramatic play, cards, crafting, board games, or just kicking a ball around the yard.
For spring camp, we will be exploring the spring theme, studying trees and flowers in the neighborhood, drawing and writing about it, hearing environmentally-based folk stories, and creating nature journals from scratch.
Our facility is stocked with art supplies for painting, drawing, coloring and sculpting. We have recycled materials in cardboard, plastic, and metal for three dimensional art and tinkering. Kids have access to yarn, needles, fabric scraps, thread and a sewing machine as well as books, puzzles, board games, playing cards and more. We have a green backyard and our front yard is Maria Hernandez park.Daily schedule:
- 8:30 - 9:30a: Rolling drop off, free play.
- 9:30 - 10a: Morning meeting with daily intention-setting.
- 10a - 2p: Free play at Maria Hernandez Park and project work inside with a 1 hour break for lunch. Every day will include a creative project, but kids are always free to opt-out and work on their own creations.
- 2 - 2:30p: Closing circle with a reflection on the day.
- 2:30 - 3p: Rolling pick up, free play.
- 3p - 6p add-on option: 2nd project of the day and/or more outdoor time.
For classes that are for 16 yo and up, if you are a minor, please email [email protected] after registering.