The Linnton Community Center summer camp is broken up into weekly themes. However, camp is based on over-arching themes that are present in activities throughout the summer. We focus on STEAM education, environmental stewardship, positive action, nutrition, community building, gardening, and Fun!
Each day we take a field trip to natural spaces, parks, local attractions and pools. Much of the summer is spent hiking, swimming, playing, fishing and building friendships.
Sumer Camp Schedule:
Week One: June 13 – 17
Theme: Gardening, design and food security.
During the first week of camp children will help design and build a vertical garden and plant LCC’s existing garden beds. Children will prepare soil, plant vegetables starts, discuss permaculture, and garden care. Lessons will be tied into LCC’s food pantry efforts and vegetables will be donated to feed those in need. Campers will grow a seedling to plant in their own flowerpot. Gardening will be an ongoing theme throughout the entire summer program.
Week Two: June 20 – 24
Theme: Treasure Hunters,
Campers will learn the basic of orienteering with a map and compass and use their new skills to design and participate in scavenger hunts. Campers will go letterboxing, and geo caching in the natural spaces that surround the LCC!
Week Three: June 27 – July 1
Theme: Sports Week!
Week Four: July 5 – 8
(Please Note: we will be closed Monday for the 4th of July)
This week will be an introduction to music focusing on percussion singing, and ukulele. Campers will write and perform songs for each other using what they have learned. We also will host an introduction to sheet music and piano.
Week Five: July 11 – 15
Campers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of cooking, baking and meal preparation. Each day a cooking project will teach nutrition education and kitchen safety. Campers will take a field trip to a local farm to learn about sustainable agriculture, permaculture and the benefits of organic food on health and the environment.
Week Six: July 18 – 22
Theme: Lawn Games
During this week will host our very own back yard olympics. Games will focus sportsmanship, skill building and friendly competition. We will play croquet, bocce, badminton, horseshoes and ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee golf. We will also break into teams and create our own games that we will then teach to each other.
Week Seven: July 25 – 29
Theme: Art and Design
This week campers will make sculptures out of repurposed objects and mixed media. They will learn about painting and drawing, illustration and the literary arts. Campers will make their own books and write stories, poetry or comic strips.
Week Eight: August 1 – 5
Learn different aspects of creating a film such as lighting, sound and editing from professionals in the field. The children will have the opportunity to work together and create their own film as a group.
Week Nine: August 8 – 12
Theme: Boffer Fencing
Children will learn the five crafts, arming, armory, skills, tactics, and chivalry. In arming children will learn how to build safe and effective boffer weapons. the Guild teaches the traditions of western fencing including parries and attacks for each of the various weapon types. Campers will learn the tactics of battle and become proficient in reading their opponent while creating openings for attack. Chivalry, the most important of the five craft teaches respect, consideration for others, teaching others and positivity.
Week Ten: August 15 – 19
This week children will learn about natural science through experimentation, design and creation. They will get to build their own solar powered micro bots, make smores with a solar oven, launch water bottle rockets and learn about geography and geology using an interactive augmented reality sandbox.
Tuition $24 per day
March Feb Early enrollment: no fee
April and May Enrollment: fee $50
Enrollment closes June 1st
Please enroll early to reserve your dates!
10% discount for siblings