Families join in for a rabble rousing sing along with skits and fun from 9 - 9:15; then the campers break into small groups and go to five different activities and outdoor snack time. Camp regathers at 12:15 for more songs with friends and family.
Each year there is a theme, such as Jungle Jive, which influences the science for the week. Jungle -bred discussions and experiments focused on the rain forest, decomposition, water cycle, and hunting with blow darts, etc.
Each day the campers build an instrument out of recycled or natural materials, paint, feathers, felt, and wood. The beauty of their creations are delightful. They learn a song to go with each instrument.
Orff encourages children to improvise and participate in music making. Rhythmic movement and playing a variety of instruments, such as ukuleles, boom whackers, xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels and tone bells, builds layers of beautiful sound that the children really appreciate.
Engaging the campers in imaginative play through games, acting, and storytelling. Weaving the camp theme into activities such as going on safari and looking for wild animals, or pretending to be single celled organisms from pre-historic times.
Learning a variety of songs to go with the hand made instruments. Songs are sung with the handmade instruments in the Friday Finale celebrating the culmination of a magical week.
We take snack time very seriously by serving a healthy smoothie, fruit and protein. Our busy morning makes for healthy appetites followed by free play time on the playground.