CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Camp
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Camp
For Incoming 3rd - 8th Graders
Description: Campers choose their activities based on their own interests - and the activities change every week. The wide variety of activities available allow campers a broad range of experiences throughout the summer. Each week, campers select two activities - one for the morning and one for the afternoon. Note: This camp runs through July 24th. There is no "Week 8" or "Week 9" for this camp.
Weekly Activity Options:
Week 6: July 13th - 17th
LEGO My LEGO, Sculpture and Ceramics, Sports Mix, Robotics, X-Stream Exploration
Digital Arts, Digital Music, Sports Mix , Studio Art Adventures, Swimming
Week 7: July 20th - 24th
Game Time!, Mind your Own Business, Sports Mix, Studio Art Adventures
Journalism: Summer at WES Times, Robotics, Sports Mix, Swimming
Digital Arts & Digital Music - Direct, film, star in, and edit a short movie. Make music by layering loops, tracks, and found sounds. Learn the basics of HTML. Improve your computer skills while gaining an appreciation for the artistic utility of computers.
Game Time! - Test your mind as Game Time brings back some of summer’s old-time favorites such as Apples to Apples, Uno, and Dominoes. Discover newer award-winning strategy games like Forbidden Island and Ticket to Ride.
Journalism: Summer at WES Times - Create, write, edit, and publish this weekly e-newspaper and learn what it takes to be a top-notch journalist.
LEGO my LEGO® - Let your creative juices flow and build a skyscraper, a park, a whole city, or another galaxy! Join your friends as you work with LEGOs® and build your creations from start to finish. Let out your inner architect and enjoy this week of fun!
Mind Your Own Business - Run your own company. Take the helm to make critical decisions and short-term business plans to produce, market, and sell a product within an allotted budget.
Robotics - Work in teams to plan, build, program, and test group camper- designed robots featuring LEGO® robotics equipment. The culminating challenge will determine who has the top robot!
Sculpture and Ceramics - Explore three-dimensional art using clay, cardboard, paper, wood, stone, and mixed media. Learn different methods to work clay, how to glaze it, and then kiln fire your pieces. View several public sculptures on a field trip downtown.
Sketch Bethesda - If you love to sketch or would just like to learn, join this class as we go around Bethesda, sketching some of the wonderful sights and architecture. Students will set-up shop outside of designated locations in Bethesda to begin their masterpieces and then refine them back at camp. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.
Sports Mix - Experience a variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities. We will focus on skills and rules while participating in camp favorites such as soccer, basketball, medic, volleyball, capture the flag, and more!
Studio Art Adventures - Create original works of art from life observations utilizing the fundamentals and principles of art and design. Projects include canvas board painting, pastels, charcoal, pencil drawing, black and white designs, water colors, marbleized paper making, and mixed media.
Swimming - Campers will take a short walk along the Capital Crescent Trail to Bethesda Pool for supervised swimming.
X-Stream Exploration - While canoeing, study streams and waterfalls with visits to Great Falls Park and the C&O Canal, learn about the topography of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and explore the effects of erosion and its impact on the landscape.