2019 Summer Programs

 

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About Our Summer Camps

We create a strong sense of community in our camps. Within each camp a morning circle of friends starts the day, giving campers a chance to share a thought, and to hear from their counselors and fellow campers. Throughout the day counselors work to build community through honest reflection, group concern, and individual respect. We then gather as a whole camp at the end of each day to share observations, hear a counselor tell a story, and join together to sing camp songs.

Our camps are lead by knowledgeable counselors, many of whom are FSP faculty, who work to weave together camp days that balance outdoor play, group activities, art, stories, rest, nature walks, songs, and more.

Chickadee and Fox Camps aim to be outdoors as much as possible, and each has a camp room in the school building for activities, relaxing, and getting out of the bright sun or rain. Crow Camp aims to be outdoors all day with two outdoor home bases -- a sheltered camp area by the school and our tent in the school forest.

All camps enjoy a relaxed summertime pace in which kindness and friendship are primary goals. With our small camp numbers, about 8-10 campers in each group, all campers become known well and appreciated for the gifts they bring to the group.

Camp hours are 8:30am - 3:00pm

Aftercare is 3:00 - 4:00pm (additional charge)

 

All camps run the following 7 weeks:

June 17-21

June 24-28

July 1-3, M-W

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26

July 29-Aug 2

**Please note that Fox Camp is full for the weeks of June 24, July 8, July 15 and July 22.

 

Chickadee Camp

Ages 4-5

$300 a week  ($180 July 1-3)

Chickadee Camp is about summertime fun!

We start each day, and each week, building a joyful community of campers. At our morning circle we kindly greet new friends and spend time sharing stories. In our fields and woods campers explore, play, and relax. Campers sing songs, cook food, make puppets, draw, paint, and build sculpture and crafts. Every Wednesday, water fun and sprinkler play ends the day.

Each Chickadee Camp week shares some of the above activities and is also somewhat different. Our counselors choose a theme from nature each week -- such as clouds, forests, or insects -- through which new stories, songs, games and more are brought into the camp circle. One week last year the Chickadees campers and counselors created and presented a very funny play about some wise and some crafty birds!

A typical day in Chickadee camp follows this basic schedule:

8:30 outdoor play

9:00 circle and sharing

9:30 woods walk

10:00 snack

10:30 craft or cooking activity

12:00 lunch, story, rest

1:00 art, story, song time

2:00 outdoor games

2:40 whole camp gathering

Fox Camp

Ages 6-8

$300 a week ($180 July 1-3)

**Please note that Fox Camp is full for the weeks of June 24, July 8, July 15 and July 22.

Fox Camp works to balance play with learning new skills. Counselors include time each week for group activities, independent work, and free choice.

The days include a range of indoor and outdoor activities and games, arts & crafts, rest and exercise. One day each week Fox campers travel in our school bus to a nearby beach or nature preserve to spend the day exploring!

Fox Camp has the following themes -- the weeks functions on their own so campers may register for just one week.

Mini-Settlement Camp -- clay characters, group games and challenges, mini-site development.

June 17-21

June 24-28 **FULL**

Wood in the Woods -- structure building, woodworking, storytelling and puppetry.

July 1-3, M-W

July 8-12 **FULL**

Arts Camp -- a blend of theater, puppetry, writing, yoga, drawing, painting, printmaking, sewing, book arts and more, guided by camper interest.

July 15-19 **FULL**

July 22-26 **FULL**

July 29- August 2

Crow Camp

Ages 9-11

$325 week ($195, July 1-3)

Weeks 1-6 only (see below for week 7 Camping Adventure)

Crow campers spend their days working from our outdoor camp shelter and our forest tent. Each week will focus on investigating one or more wilderness awareness and outdoor living skills such as: wildlife tracking, compass orienteering, birds and bird songs, identifying edible and poisonous plants, uses of wood and tool making, and weather and safety concerns.  One or two days a week Crow Campers travel in our school bus to a nearby beach or nature preserve to spend the day exploring and practicing skills!

Crow Camping Adventure

7:30am Monday, July 29 - 3:30pm Thursday, August 1

Ages 9-11

$375

A four day, three night adventure for Crow Campers (one week prior Crow Camp participation is required). Campers will use skills learned from camp throughout this wilderness adventure. The specific destination will be determined based on enrollment (minimum of 5, maximum of 8 campers). This adventure will be led by Crow Camp counselor Maya Eng and takes the place of regular Crow Camp for week 7.