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Please register for programs that are marked for the grade your child will be entering this fall.


Art and Sculpture – Lifecasting (Grades 2-4)

July 29-August 2 (Week 6) | Mornings 9-12

Learn to make a sculpture with the art of lifecasting: a process of making a mold of a body part or an existing object, casting it in plaster or a hardening resin, and then painting it.

Nature Crafts (Grades 2-4)

August 12-16 (Week 8) | Mornings 9-12

Beautiful creations using natural materials inspired from the observations of the natural world around us. Activities include nature adventure journals, leaf rubbing, rock art, fairy gardens, mud explosions and seed bombs, pine cone feeders too!

Messy Makers Creations (Grades 2-5)

July 8-12 (Week 3) | Mornings 9-12

In this camp, we will explore the messy side of science by mixing household ingredients to create things like erupting volcanoes, slime, cloud dough, puffy paint, moon sand, and oobleck, just to name a few. Students will have opportunities to make predictions about, experiment with, and then shape and mold their creations.

Historical Doll Camp (Grades 2-5)

August 5-9 (Week 7) | Mornings 9-12

Experience living in the past as we explore a different doll’s history each day through cooking, crafting, and singing songs of that time period. This camp is a great way to make friends with others that share the same love of dolls. All dolls are welcome! Come be yourself and learn more about the way life was as a child years ago.

The Wizarding World of Wonder (Grades 3-5)

July 1-5 (Week 2) | Mornings 9-12

Looking for Platform 9 & 3/4, but can’t find it? Come to the Wizarding World of Wonder, located for one week only, on the Friends Academy campus. Learn mini-lessons in classes similar to those taken by your favorite boy wizard. Create different crafts, and participate in plenty of hands-on activities, including a modified version of Muggle Quidditch. You’ll have more fun if you’ve read the books or seen the movies, but it’s not required.

Design With Found Materials (Grades 4-5)

July 15-19 (Week 4) | Mornings 9-12

Campers will explore their natural surroundings and collect discarded or underused materials. Instead of using traditional sculpture techniques and materials students will make their own art out of found materials. Campers will focus on pattern, texture, color, function, and form to create a new life for these objects. They will learn about artists who explore alternative materials in their work as well.

Nature Walk: Art and Sculpture (Grades 4-6)

July 22-26 (Week 5) | Mornings 9-12

Students will work together to create a collaborative sculpture walk in the woods. As a group they will decide on a theme for the sculpture walk. Students will learn curatorial skills as they design the walk that leads the audience through each sculpture. Throughout the week, they will all work together to create large- and small-scale sculptures, based on the chosen theme, out of natural resources and our surroundings. Students will be introduced to eco/environmental artists like Andy Goldsworthy. On the last day, we will invite parents and other campers to explore our sculpture walk.

Drama Camp (Grades 4-8)

July 29-August 2 (Week 6) | Mornings 9-12

From theater games to a staged performance, workshop members will learn to be comfortable acting on stage and creating scenery, props, and costumes. Our efforts will be focused on putting on a 20+ minute production in just a few days! The chosen play will be determined by the number and experience of the participants enrolled. A final performance will be held at 11:00am on Friday, Aug. 2 for the friends and families of participating thespians.

Clay Creations (Grades 5-8)

August 12-16 (Week 8) | Mornings 9-12

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? Dig into clay and watch your ideas take form! Stretch your imagination, practice sculpting techniques, and learn a bit of history as you design and construct earthenware objects to be used or admired. Join us through the process of firing and glazing this natural material that connects us to our history, each other, and the earth.

Digital Music Production (Grades 6-8)

June 24-28 (Week 1) | Mornings 9-12

We’re partnering with experts from Concorde Education to provide campers with an introduction to Digital Music Production. This music class teaches students to work with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW). Campers will learn the skills required to be a modern music producer, including the basics of recording, mixing, and editing in a DAW and how to share finished songs or instrumentals online so that others can download or stream finished music. Basic music theory will help develop and organize musical ideas. (If you don’t have your own laptop, you may borrow one from Friends Academy).

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