Woods Summer Wonders
Class Descriptions

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After-Camp Care w/Loretta Hackney 4:00-5:00 p.m.

                                                                   

 

Boss not nice enough to let you off work every day in time to pick your camper up from Woods at 4:00 p.m.?  What's THAT about?  Did someone forget to tell him/her that it's SUMMER???  We've got a solution for you: your children can hang out & chill out with Loretta Hackney's after camp until you can pick them up!  Mrs. Hackney's ability to relate well to children of all ages is proven, and she'll offer a nice relaxing time for her after-camp kids during which entertainment options will include a variety of things ranging from artistic endeavors to academic assistance. 

Cost: $25/week*

You may also pay $5/day if you do not need before-camp care for the entire week.  Make these arrangements directly with Mrs. Hackney. 

Before-Camp Care w/Loretta Hackney 7:45-9:00 a.m.

                                       

Do you need to drop your camper off early in order to arrive at work on time?  We have before-camp care available from 7:45-9:00 a.m. every day with Loretta Hackney.   Loretta's rapport with children is legendary, and the environment she provides is filled with light, love & laughter.

Cost: $25/week*

You may also pay $5/day if you do not need before-camp for the entire week. Make these arrangements directly with Mrs. Hackney. 

Fancy Nancy Ooh La La! Camp of Fanciness!

Learn the art of fanciness with a week of Fancy Nancy-style fun! Say "oui" to a tea party, spa day, ballet and so much more! Learn about one of the fanciest animals around - the butterfly- and master a few tres-fancy French words. There isn't anything more extraordinary than learning and laughing with your fanciest friends! Come join us!

Ages:  4-10

Registration Fee:  $175

Supply Fee:  $25

Investigating Invertebrates!

Did you know that 97% of all animals are invertebrates?! Let’s take a closer look at the classification, characteristics, and abilities of these amazing creatures! We will go on scavenger hunts and become true scientists as we observe, discover, and record information about this diverse group of living things! How many species of invertebrates do you think can you find at Woods Charter School!?

Ages:  8-12

Registration Fee:  $175

Kindergarten Readiness Camp – World Travelers (A)

PLEASE NOTE:  Section A is in the MORNING (9-12)

Welcome to all incoming Kindergarteners! There is no better time to foster a child’s success than the summer before school starts for your Kindergartener. Our readiness camp is designed by one of our very own Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Faulkner who has taught Kindergarten for 7 years, to ensure that your child will start school confident, secure, and eager to learn more. Throughout the camp your child will be introduced to reading, writing, math, and science and will encourage curiosity every step of the way. Your child will have a fun and enriching week with Mrs. Faulkner full of songs, crafts, games and learning all while exploring the world! Your child will be exploring the oceans, deserts, and rainforests of the world, so sign up today and join us on our adventure! Cost includes all materials and take home goodies!

Ages:  5-6

Registration Fee:  $200

Kindergarten Readiness Camp - World Travelers (B)

PLEASE NOTE:  Section B is in the AFTERNOON (1-4)

Welcome to all incoming Kindergarteners! There is no better time to foster a child’s success than the summer before school starts for your Kindergartener. Our readiness camp is designed by one of our very own Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Faulkner who has taught Kindergarten for 7 years, to ensure that your child will start school confident, secure, and eager to learn more. Throughout the camp your child will be introduced to reading, writing, math, and science and will encourage curiosity every step of the way. Your child will have a fun and enriching week with Mrs. Faulkner full of songs, crafts, games and learning all while exploring the world! Your child will be exploring the oceans, deserts, and rainforests of the world, so sign up today and join us on our adventure! Cost includes all materials and take home goodies!

Ages:  5-6

Registration Fee:  $200

Learn to Sew: Go Green!

    

Your child will learn to reuse items that were previously for other uses and turn them into cool "hold everythings" for their valuables. They'll sew a slouch purse made from a pillowcase, a snap pouch made from a metal tape measure, and a key fob made from a belt.
 
The first day of camp is a field trip to a local fabric or craft shop to pick out supplies, via a Woods Charter bus. The second day is learning how to safely use the sewing tools we’ll need to complete the project(s), including pins & needles, scissors, and iron, then learning the basics of how to operate a sewing machine, including tips and shortcuts to make sewing easier and more productive. Part of day 2, day 3, and day 4 are designing and creating their project(s), with final touches added day 5, ending with a parent-invited show & tell the last 15 minutes of camp to show off not only their projects, but also the new skills they have learned

Ages:  7-12

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $25

Transportation Fee:  $5

Learn to Sew: Handsewn Kitchen Cuteness

Your child will design and sew an adorable, reversible apron plus matching crumb catcher/mini placemat from fabrics they choose, which will surely match their personality. This apron pattern will fit them for several years, plus it's two-sided: one for messy cooking then flip it over for a clean side for serving.
 
The first day of camp is a field trip to a local fabric or craft shop to pick out supplies, via a Woods Charter bus. The second day is learning how to safely use the sewing tools we’ll need to complete the project(s), including pins & needles, scissors, and iron, then learning the basics of how to operate a sewing machine, including tips and shortcuts to make sewing easier and more productive. Part of day 2, day 3, and day 4 are designing and creating their project(s), with final touches added day 5, ending with a parent-invited show & tell the last 15 minutes of camp to show off not only their projects, but also the new skills they have learned.
 

Ages:  7-12

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $25

Transportation Fee:  $5

 

Mystery Box Adventure!

What’s the mystery? Every day is a New Theme and a New Adventure! Each day, students will engage in arts & crafts, games and unique mystery experiences, based on the day’s mystery theme! Camp highlights will be captured in a video for long lasting memories. 

Ages: 5-12

Registration Fee:  $185

Supply Fee:  $15

Oh The Places You Will Go (to preschool camp!)

Why “Hop on Pop” when you can roll under Cole! Spend the week exploring the wonderful rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Several books will be shared and fun activities that include preschool skills will be explored. We will learn colors with “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” Using “Ten Apples Up on Top” we will discuss numbers and have fun with apples. We will also make some crafts and play some games. So don’t be square….see you there!

Ages:  4-6

Registration fee:  $200

Next Level Cabaret (Full Day)

Come be a part of the first ever Woods Summer Wonders Original Cabaret show. Participants will bring to life new characters through improvisation games, then create scenes, songs, sketches, and comedy routines around them. The one-week session will culminate in a cabaret-style performance unlike any Woods has ever seen.

Ages:  11+

Registration Fee:  $330 (Please Note:  This is a full-day camp)

Ready, Steady, BUILD!

This camp will begin with a brief, but essential, discussion on workshop safety and PPE (personal protective equipment). Students will be provided with demonstrations on a wide array of hand and/power tools such as, but not limited to, the miter box with back saw, hammer, drill etc. Students will be taught how to properly use each tool, best practices, proper handling, and mainentance. Instruction will take place as the students BUILD a project.

Ages:  10-14

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $30

STEM Challenge + Harry Potter w/LEGO® Materials

Gear up for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! In this challenge based program, build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts. Then travel to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hop on your Broomstick, play Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldemort. Engineering and Wizardry are the focus of this new full-day themed camp for LEGO® fanatics!

Ages:  7-12

Registration Fee:  $350

 

Super Powers 101: Freezing Time (Beg. Photography)

There is a whole world around you that never stops moving. Learn to stop time using a camera, to photograph everything from large (landscapes) to small (macro) and all the sizes in between. We will photograph bugs, to plants, to landscapes and even people. We will make portraits. We will create art. We will do all of these things to develop your super power. 

Ages:  9+ (instructor may accept mature 8-year-olds; contact akaiyala@woodscharter.org to discuss)

Registration Fee:  $200

Supply Fee:  $20

Transportation Fee:  $5

Tween/Teen Yoga Camp

    

Our yoga camp includes active yoga, teamwork & partner challenges, yoga-themed art, journaling, healthy snack, mindfulness time and relaxation. All paired with a healthy environment that blends active and calm -- a great camp for those mid-summer days. Each camper will get a yoga mat and eye pillow to decorate and take home. 

Ages:  11+

Registration Fee:  $185

Supply Fee: $20

 

Woodland Games and Stories

Let’s get out and get active! We will play fun, group games that teach nature concepts and themes. Various games will strengthen not only body movement, but memory, cooperation, imagination, and problem solving as well! We will have plenty of time to rest up in between while enjoying forest stories and other team building challenges!

Ages:  6-10

Registration Fee:  $175

Youth Hoops (REGISTER DIRECTLY ON YH WEBSITE)

 

Youth Hoops is a youth basketball instruction firm offering ongoing basketball camps and clinics to kids (boys & girls) ranging in ages 6 to 14. The camps and clinics are based on a comprehensive course curriculum, which emphasizes basketball fundamentals. Such basketball fundamentals include dribbling, passing, shooting, one-on-one defense, footwork, screening and rebounding.  Using professional and portable basketball drills, kids will be able to improve their game greatly. In addition, many drills may be repeated anywhere.  The goal of our camp is to provide every camper, within a fun-filled atmosphere, the basic fundamentals necessary to play basketball. We emphasize the fundamentals. Every camper will be shown what to practice and more importantly HOW TO PRACTICE. Everyone will receive plenty of individual attention. We want each camper to be a better player when the week is over.

Registration: $195 (Note: Register directly on the Youth Hoops website--click here to be redirected to the Youth Hoops Summer Camps Registration Page)

Ages: 6+ 

Summer 2019 Schedule:

Week I:  June 24-28

AM Session (9:00-12:00)

Week II:  July 8-12

AM Session (9:00-12:00)

Week III:  July 15-19

PM Session (1:00-4:00)

Week IV:  July 22-26

AM Session (9:00-12:00)