Adventures for the Independent Spirit
This three-hour program is designed with incoming first and second graders in mind. Camp Wise Owl takes it up a notch from Camp Little Owl, as children are now ready for the next level of fun and learning. This program, under the instruction of AIS Kindergarten teacher Melanie Slezak, will introduce a different country each week and explore music, arts, and stories about that culture. The curriculum introduces some reading and writing as well as practice with some basic math skills appropriate for this age group. Campers will also participate each week in Water Wednesday! This program is a blend of imagination and hands-on work in a structured and caring environment.
Camp Little Owl is an introductory program designed to offer young children an exciting first experience at summer camp. Led by AIS PreK teacher Kathy Seaton, daily activities include songs, camp cheers, games, group time, snack, cooking, outdoor experiences, arts & crafts, and water play. Each week will be organized around a special theme, chosen specifically to appeal to our PreK and K campers, such as Camp Out and Ocean Adventure! Housed in the Lower School, Camp Little Owl makes use of the PreK and Kindergarten classrooms and the PreK playground. Camp Little Owl welcomes boys and girls who will be four or five by August 31, 2017. Note: Campers may stay for a brown bag lunch from 12:00 – 12:30 pm each day.
One of our favorite traditions for our Little Owls, Wise Owls, and Clever Owls is Water Wednesday. Campers bring their suits and towels to camp each Wednesday and enjoy some good old-fashioned outdoor fun. Sprinklers, water balloons, and other water activities keep our campers cool in the summer sun. You won’t want to miss the fun each Wednesday!
Campers will explore nature and creativity in this interactive new program. A combination of science and art based activities awaits curious minds as students explore crafts, do-it-yourself projects, and exciting experiments. With activities based both in and out of the classroom, campers will spark imagination and creativity while getting their hands dirty and investigating the world around them.
An AIS summer favorite, now expanded to allow for more creativity and fun! Crafts, Cooks, and Books will connect children’s books with cooking and crafts. Campers will read and discuss a selected children’s book. As a group, they will incorporate hands-on, food-based activities and crafts related to the theme of the book. Crafts, Cooks, and Books allow campers to exercise both practical and creative skills in a fun, storybook setting! *A $25 supply fee will be added when registering for this course.
Let the games begin! Campers will challenge their mind power with puzzles, board games, and brain teasers as well as exercise their bodies with a variety of sports and classic camp games. With an emphasis on teamwork, team building, hand/eye coordination, problem solving, and other strategies, this program is sure to keep minds and bodies strong during the summer months.
Would your camper like to build confidence, enhance creativity, and develop public speaking skills? Through theatre games and activities, campers learn to tell stories using their voices, bodies, and imagination. Character development and basic story structures will be introduced, and theatre basics will be reinforced throughout the week. A final performance will cap off what is sure to be a fun and dramatic experience! *Afternoon Programs will have new lessons and projects each week, as well as snack and outdoor play!