CREATIVE EXPLORER CAMP
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP with JCAS

Experiment. Play. Make new friends. All from the comfort of home!

We’ve taken all the best parts of summer camp and created an experience that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.


What will Creative Explorer Camp look and feel like?
As always, at the heart of our camp experience is a creative and experiential curriculum provided in a warm, open and creative environment.  Campers feel encouraged to take risks, explore ,and try their hand at a myriad of skills and techniques.

Full of traditional summer camp experiences – we’ll engage your little one with a full day’s worth of activities and games including community building, art-making, experiments, and play time with friends!   


Each week of camp is designed around a theme and project that campers will work on each day.  Each theme combines art, science, and games to play with old and new friends.  Our camps are developmentally appropriate and our instructors build time to meet the needs of each individual learner.

What will my child do during virtual summer camp?
Each morning, campers will meet via zoom and be tasked with activities and challenges for the day. 

  • Camp days begins with opening circle — a time to check in with summer camp friends.
  • Each day campers will have hands-on, fun and creative projects and tasks to complete  and will receive one-on-one time with instructors for feedback and support.
  • And last but not least — we’ll hold virtual recess — being silly and playing games with camp friends!
  • At the end of each week we’ll hold a virtual exhibition so that campers can share their process and projects with family and friends online.

Camps for 8+ years old take place from 9am – 12noon (PST) each day with scheduled one-on-one check ins in the afternoon.
Camps for 5-7 year olds take place from 10am – 12noon (PST) each day.

What do I need to be able to participate in Virtual Summer Camp?
Technical Needs
For most camps (unless otherwise noted) you will just need a computer or tablet with access to internet and zoom.

Supplies and Materials
For camps where special supplies and materials are needed you will receive information about materials lists or curbside pick up for prepared supplies and materials.

If you are registered for your camp at least 10 days in advance, delivery options are also available for an additional fee.

Virtual Camp best practices
Once registered for camp, you’ll be emailed with additional information including a “best practice” guide complete with tips + tricks and suggestions for setting up the best workspace for your child at home.

WEEKTHEMEDESCRIPTIONAGES
June 15-19Digital ArtsPictures are worth a thousand words!
Using inquiry led talk and play, campers will explore picture making using digital photography, collage and design. At the end of this week campers will have their very own collections of original digital works of art!
5-7
June 29-July 3Comics/ZinesHave a little one who loves to spin their own stories/tales? In this camp, we will explore the world of visual storytelling. Campers will use their own drawings, paintings, poetry, photos and more to create their very own zine.
Throughout the week, campers will be introduced to fundamental principles of zine-making including layout and cover design, printmaking techniques, paper folding, and book making.
7-10
July 6-10Circuits! Can I get a Watt Watt…Explore the world of Creative Electricity! Students will experience the magic of art and engineering by turning everyday objects into touchpads, instruments, and video game controllers!
Campers will use Makey Makey during this camp – a simple invention kit for kids of all ages.
8-10
July 6-10
Mix it upLet’s mix it up with music, theater, and visual arts!
Campers will explore musical instruments and sounds while they create them. In just one week campers will create wind and percussion instruments using household and art materials and even learn about potential and kinetic energy!
At the end of this week campers will have multiple projects to showcase at their very own virtual art show!
5-7
July 13-24Design and Build with BillCan’t go the summer without some design and build fun? Imagine and build it!
Through live demos and videos, design challenges and circle time with Bill, experienced carpentry campers will have the opportunity to embrace the core values of Bill’s Carpentry Camps: respect for others, respect for tools, safe tool use, practical problem-solving and creative development.
*This offering is only open to campers who have taken carpentry at least two times previously.
8-14
July 13-17Art AdventuresStudents will be encouraged to stretch their minds, bodies, and imaginations in this sensory-rich art exploration!
In this fun filled camp young artists will take part in a virtual adventure touring new materials and new ways to make art.
In just one week, campers will explore observational drawing, painting and 3D sculpture.
5-7
July 20-24Stop Motion AnimationTap into the incredible practice of stop-motion film production and technique! Through hands-on curriculum, Dr. no.e shares their knowledge and experience to turn just about anyone into a filmmaker!
Using fun apps on any personal device or computer, campers will make multiple animated works to share including a flip book, a whiteboard animation, a cut paper paper animation and a clay/mixed media animation.
8-10
July 27-
Aug 7
MakerSpace Make, create, and innovate!
This 2 week camp is an interactive hands-on makerspace experience. Campers will explore maker software including Tinkercad to design software to design, modify and print a 3D keychain and Scratch to create their own original stories, games and animations. 3D print designs will be printed at our center and mailed to students.
8-11

CAMP RATES AND TERMS

Camp at the Junior Center costs approximately
$410/week for Full Day Camp

We aim to make our programs affordable to all families and
offer pricing on a sliding scale fee.
Prices are reduced to accommodate new virtual format.
$180 – $410/week for Full Day
$75 – $125/week for 2-hour 5-7 year old camp

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 possible.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Upon registration you will be emailed a confirmation of weeks enrolled and fees. 

Please note: JCAS enrollment is non-transferable.

In the event you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, we offer the following refund policy:
– Four (or more) weeks prior to the camp week you are cancelling: 50% refund
– Less than four weeks notice to camp week: no refund.

Due to a limit in camp capacity, no credit is given for partial attendance.  No portion of tuition will be refunded if the child is absent, has withdrawn, or should otherwise fail to complete the activities.