SUMMER CAMPS WITH JCAS
1 week & 2 week full day camps from June 13 – August 5
For rising K-8th graders, the Junior Center of Art and Science Summer Camp offers full day, arts-integrated engagements for young artists, makers and thinkers. Our projects are led by professional artists and educators who inspire a safe, open, and creative environment where campers feel encouraged to take risks, explore, and try their hand at a wide variety of arts and science activities including carpentry, game design, comics and more!
This year, Summer Camps will take place at the Rotary Nature Center!
CAMP DATES & DETAILS
|WEEK||CLASS THEMES||CLASS DESCRIPTIONS||AGES|
|June 13-17||Surreal Watercolor||Explore painting with watercolor, make your own paints with natural materials and delve into drawing. students will get creative with paint, learn about techniques like wet on wet wax resistance, Students will use the natural environment at the lake to discover plein air painting, explore flora and fauna, still life with natural forms. By the end of the week campers with have a working knowledge of watercolor, painting, and more!||7-10|
|June 13-24||Carpentry||If you can imagine it, you can build it! Campers will learn to use a complement of hand tools in a course that stresses respect for others, respect for tools, safe tool use, practical problem-solving and creative development. Projects increase in difficulty as experience grows, beginning with toy boats and working up to full-sized furniture and professional skateboards.||6-13|
|June 20-24||Filmmaking||Tap into the incredible practice of stop-motion film production and technique using play doh and clay. Animation camp contains everything students need to create their own, individual movies, including top-quality clay, fun-to-use software, cameras and amazing curriculum that turns anyone into a filmmaker.||8-10|
|June 27-July 8||Carpentry||If you can imagine it, you can build it! Campers will learn to use a complement of hand tools in a course that stresses respect for others, respect for tools, safe tool use, practical problem-solving and creative development. Projects increase in difficulty as experience grows, beginning with toy boats and working up to full-sized furniture and professional skateboards.||6-13|
|June 27- July 1||Comics/Zines||Create your own comics! Tell your own tale! In this camp, we will explore the world of visual storytelling. Campers will be introduced to basic concepts of cartooning, inking, storyboards, and more.||7-10|
|July 4-8||Creative Explorers||Calling all Junior naturalists, explorers, and artists, and animal investigators. Put on your science hat and examine the flora, fauna, and ecosystem at the Lake. Put on your artist’s hat and design original maps and mixed media art projects based upon who we meet and what we discover. Celebrate at the end of the week with an art show for the whole family.||6-8|
|July 11-15||Cardboard Contraptions||Join us as we reuse and recycle cardboard into architectural masterpieces small and large. Make a car, a piggy bank, game or anything you can think of! Learn more advanced design ideas to up your game with Makedos – Make it and then share with your friends in class.||9-11|
|July 18-22||Cardboard Contraptions||Join us as we reuse and recycle cardboard into architectural masterpieces small and large. Make a car, a piggy bank, game or anything you can think of! Learn more advanced design ideas to up your game with Makedos – Make it and then share with your friends in class.||6-8|
|July 25-29||Creative Tech: Robotics and Music Prototyping||In this STEAM class, we’ll explore the world of creative technology! You’ll use design materials and edtech tools like Makey Makey, Scratch and robotics tools to design solutions to engineering challenges. The projects for this year’s camp are inspired by robotics, coding, music production and beat making! We will build our own robots and design mazes for them, prototype music creation devices like drum machines and electronic pianos, and use Scratch to create video game controllers for some of your favorite video games.||8-11|
|July 25-29||Art Adventures||Calling all Junior naturalists, explorers, and artists. Put on your science hat and examine the flora, fauna, and birds at the Lake. Put on your artist’s hat and design original maps and mixed media art projects based upon who we meet and what we discover. Celebrate at the end of the week with a homemade local feast and and art show for the whole family.||6-8|
|Aug 1-5||Creative Creatures||Embark on an epic adventure exploring the creatures and critters all around us and in our imaginations. Artists will use their findings to invent fantastic beasts and mythical animals and tell their tales!. Using recycled materials, paper mache, puppetry and sewing inventors will sculpt their creatures and build their very own habitats.||6-8|
CAMP RATES AND TERMS
We aim to make our programs affordable to all families; summer camp is priced on a sliding scale fee of
$400 – $600 for one-week Art & STEAM Camps
$900 – $1300 for two-week Carpentry Camps
Families choose the amount they are able to pay.
The Junior Center continues to fundraise to make our sliding scale available and know that families will be as generous as they can.
We also offer Aftercare!
For our Arts & STEAM camps that end at 3:00pm we offer:
1 hour from 3:00PM – 4:00 PM for all 5 days of camp – $125 ($25/hr)
2 hours from 3:00PM – 5:00PM for all 5 days of camp – $250 ($25/hr)
For our Carpentry camps that end at 4:00pm we offer:
1 hour from 4:00PM – 5:00PM for all 10 days of camp – $250 ($25/hr)
Upon registration you will be emailed a confirmation of weeks enrolled and fees. This confirmation email will also include our Tax ID number again for your filing convenience.
JCAS enrollment is non-transferable. That said, we do understand that sometimes your family schedule changes! We offer a one-time enrollment transfer for your child to another week of CAMP that has spaces available free of charge. Any increase in project fees will be applied.
In the event you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, we offer the following refunds:
• Two (or more) weeks prior to the camp week you are canceling: 50% refund
• Less than 2 weeks notice to camp week: no refund
Unfortunately, because spots are limited, no credit is given for partial attendance. No portion of the tuition will be refunded if the child is absent, withdrawn, or otherwise fails to complete the activity.
Needs based financial aid available. Email [email protected] for details.
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
Daily Camp Schedule:
Daily Drop off/pick up
9:00 — Drop Off
9:05 am — Morning Meeting — All Campers
9:15 – 10:45 am — Project A
10:45 – 11:15 am — Snack Time & Free Play
11:15 – 12:00 pm — Project A cont.
12:00 – 1:00 pm — Lunch & Free Play/Choice/Games outdoors
1:00– 4:00 pm — Afternoon session Project A/B
1:00-3:00pm – For Art and Steam camps
**ART and STEAM camps end at 3pm!
Friday Afternoon Art Show:
Every Friday afternoon we will highlight some of the creative work from the week with an outdoor gallery exhibit. Distancing protocols will be enforced.