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 most camps (unless otherwise noted), the cost of materials and supplies is included with camp fees. 
The Junior Center will put together any necessary materials —
curbside pick-up and delivery options are available to acquire any needed supplies.

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 ArtsA photo tells a thousand stories! The focus of this camp is photography, mixed media and zine making. Campers will explore elements of mixed media, digital photography and design thinking. Using inquiry-led discussion, students will learn techniques of photo composition and collaging and use them as inspiration to create their own original photo zine.5-7
June 29-July 3Comics/ZinesCreate your own zine! Tell your own tale! In this camp, we will explore the world of visual storytelling and zines. Students will use their own drawings, paintings, poetry, photos and more to create their very own zine. Students 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…Light it up and make it move! Explore the world of Electricity with LEDs, paper circuits, motors and solar powered robots.8-10
July 6-10
Mix it upLet’s mix it up with wild patterns, crazy concoctions, and loads of art supplies! In this camp we will try a myriad of different techniques and styles by making art with found objects, cardboard, paint and wire. Artists will explore unconventional materials and think “off the wall” as they make installations, sculptures, and other multi-media creations that can stand on their own. Celebrate at the end of the week with a homemade local feast and art show for the whole family.5-7
July 13-24Design and Build with BillIf 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 functional skateboards.
***This offering is only open to campers who have taken carpentry at least two times previously.
6-14
July 13-17Art AdventuresIn this fun filled camp young artists will take part in a virtual adventure touring new media and new ways to make art. From observational drawing to creating sculptures with a variety of materials. Students will be encouraged to stretch their minds, bodies, and imaginations in this sensory-rich art exploration!5-7
July 20-24Stop Motion AnimationTap into the incredible practice of stop-motion film production and technique! Camp starts with learning animation basics through 2 dimensional processes of whiteboard and cut paper techniques. During the second half of our week, we’ll flesh out our ideas in 3 dimensional clay, found objects, and mixed media. Dr no.e shares an amazing curriculum that turns anyone into a filmmaker using fun apps plus gives individualized advice and guidance on animating with your personal device or computer.  JCAS supplies everything students need to create their own, individual movies including top-quality clay, whiteboard mats and pens. Join us!8-10
July 27-
Aug 7
MakerSpace Make, create, and innovate- this 2 week camp is an interactive hands-on makerspace camp where campers will engage in small and large scale individual and collaborative projects while exploring science and engineering concepts. Spend your days Using design software like scratch and Tinkercad develop cardboard prototypes, play music on a banana and explore 3D printers. Mornings are devoted to digital design & fabrication. Afternoons you’ll get down and dirty with assembly: soldering circuit & parts, drilling, gluing and whatever else it takes to build your model. 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 – $375/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.