Abundant Summers 2014
What will my children be doing this summer?
Each day of the week has a theme. We will be providing materials to go along with that theme and a bulletin board with suggestions (sample crafts, team sports, plays, etc.), to serve as a jumping-off point. The children will decide the rest! The Camp Facilitators will also coordinate large camp activities but children always have the option to create their own activity, or take a rest in our quiet reading tent. We will have guest teachers, local artists, musicians, clowns and dancers to share with campers what they do and provide workshops. Parents and guardians will have the ability to check out our password-protected Family Portal to see pictures of what their kids did that day, and also to see upcoming special guests.
We will focus on self-expression and sensory exploration through art activities and fun messy play.
Kids will be dropped off and picked up at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. Be sure to *pack water bottles, lunch, sunscreen and an extra pair of clothes.
We will focus on teamwork and the body through both organized and unstructured games and sports. A yoga teacher will be coming for an optional one hour class. There will be whole-camp and small-group games.
Kids will be dropped off and picked up at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. Be sure to *pack water bottles, lunch, and sunscreen. Kids can bring their wheels, but don’t forget helmets!
We will be exploring our wilderness next door through nature hikes, woodworking, entomology and biology.
Kids will be dropped off and picked up at Roberts Park in Oakland. Be sure to wear long pants, and close-toed shoes. *Pack water bottles, lunch, and sunscreen.
Wet Wednesday (Session2)
We will be hitting Roberts Pool on Wednesdays during session two only. Please let us know in advance if you want to join us on this day, so that we can arrange for all of the supervision we need. Be sure to *pack bathing suits, towels, sunscreen and goggles.
We will focus on interpersonal skills and self-confidence through creating and performing theater productions for each other. This will include making costumes, dancing, music and writing scripts.
Kids will be dropped off and picked up at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. Be sure to *pack water bottles, lunch, and sunscreen.
Field Trip Friday
We will be exploring our community and expanding our minds as we visit various museums in the area. We will carpool and/or use public transportation, depending on the week and the location. Check the 2014 Calendar for drop-off and pick-up locations. Be sure to *pack water bottles, lunch and snack.
The first Friday of each session, we will be thinking about where our food comes from. Campers will grow their own sprouts, tend to chickens and work on farm to table cooking projects. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the Ellis Street Micro-Farm in Berkeley, located near San Pablo Park.
* Children will be responsible for their own bags, so please pack a bag that they can handle independently.