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How would your student like to grow and learn this summer? Through art, through outdoor adventure, or by joining a rock band? Below you will find the schedule for The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences  2019 Summer Camps. A more detailed description of each camp can be found by clicking on the camp name. Camps run for one week at the times listed, are open to the public, and run throughout the summer break. Parents can sign students up for as many camps as they would like. (please note: To register for camps designated ages 5-14, 5-year-olds must have completed kindergarten) 

  • Student Health / Emergency Info / Release Form needs to be returned to school by e-mail, in person or by mail before first day of camp.
  • Payment may be submitted in person to the Business Office, by mail (16413 NE 50th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98686), or by phone (360.574.5752)

 

DATES TEACHER LEADER/CONTACT CAMP CAMP DESCRIPTION AGES TIME COST
July 1 – July 5 Jared Renfro

jrenfro@gardnerschool.org

Puppet Camp  Spend the week building puppets and props and sets for our very own puppet movie. Campers will create puppets from many different types of materials as we plan, rehearse and film our own puppet movie. Camp will be offered on July 4th for families that need a place for children to be during the day. Camp is limited to no more than 10 campers.  6-14 9-3 $300
July 8 – July 12 Courtney Tomlinson ctomlinson@gardnerschool.org  Outdoor Explorers  Calling all Nature Explorers! Come to camp this week to explore and play in the wetlands, hike and investigate the creek at WSU, observe garden life, watch birds and build structures. Campers will get to cook, play games, read and act out stories, and create natural art. A week of outdoor fun! 5-14 9-3 $300
July 15 – July 19 Jared Renfro jrenfro@gardnerschool.org  Games, Exploration,

Hide-and-Seek and a Movie

Let’s spend some summer days doing all the things that make summer great. Let’s have mornings filled with Hide and Go Seek, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, and Dodgeball. Let’s get lost in afternoons playing Kickball, having water balloon toss, and exploring the wetlands. Hey, let’s have a day to just kick back and go see a kid-friendly blockbuster playing in our own movie theater. Why don’t we spend a day building something on campus that we can share with our friends during the next school year?  Let’s see if we can do it all and more in Hide and Seek, Ball Games and a Movie Camp. See you this summer! 5-14 9-3 $300
July 15 – July 19 Shara Parker & Jason Kaiser

sparker@gardnerschool.org

Early Childhood: Art, Music, Spanish & Outdoor fun!  Spend a week learning spanish, making music, creating art, and exploring the outside world! We will be implementing Spanish the natural way, learning to form sentences and creating stories in the targeted language through the process of Comprehensible Input. In music, we will sing songs, explore instruments, and learn basic rhythms as a group. Art is always an open exploration where students create whatever they want with paints, and open-ended materials. Outdoor time is spent centered around nature, exploring the wetlands and the garden together.  A break will be provided during the camp for snack and outdoor playtime.  3-5 (entering K) 9-1 $200
July 22 – July 26 Shara Parker sparker@gardnerschool.org Outdoor Explorers  Calling all Nature Explorers! Come to camp this week to explore and play in the wetlands, hike and investigate the creek at WSU, observe garden life, watch birds and build structures. Campers will get to cook, play games, read and act out stories, and create natural art. A week of outdoor fun! 5-14 9-3 $300
July 22 – July 26 Jason Kaiser 

jkaiser@gardnerschool.org

Rock Band Camp Wanna Rock? In one week students get to learn how to play in a Rock band! Work as a team to learn and perform your favorite songs! Students not only get to learn musicianship and showmanship skills, but also learn how to set-up/ tear-down equipment and run a soundboard! 7-14 9-3 $300
July 29 – Aug 2 Courtney Tomlinson ctomlinson@gardnerschool.org  Wizarding Camp Do you love the magical world of Harry Potter? Come spend a week playing in the make believe land of Frogworts! We will have a Sorting Hat ceremony, wand making, potions class, Tri Wizard tournament, Horcrux hunt, Quidditch games, cooking, creature creation, and dueling. It will be a magical week! 5-14 9-3 $300
Aug 5 – Aug 9 Shara Parker sparker@gardnerschool.org Wild Kids: Games, Crafts and Explorations Centered Around Nature Come and create, explore and play on the wild side. Do nature inspired crafts and projects in the morning, and play games and explore our surrounding natural area, including the creek at WSU,  in the afternoons. 6-14 9-3 $300
Aug 12 – Aug 16 Deborah Simons

dsimons@gardnerschool.org

and new hire

Little Adventurers  Designed for our youngest adventurers, this camp helps our incoming Tum Tums feel comfortable with the transition of leaving parents and entering school for the first time.  Aimed at sensory exploration, campers will spend the majority of their visit in the outdoor environment, blowing bubbles, painting masterpieces on the easel, splashing in the mud river, digging in the sandbox, exploring a variety of materials in our water table, and making ice cream.  While investigating at their own pace, campers build relationships with their teacher and classmates. 3-5 (entering K) 9-1 Two Classes

Mon-Wed=

$120 (3Day)

Thurs- Fri=

$80 (2 Day)

Aug 12 – Aug 16 Angela Gonzalez
agonzalez@gardnerschool.org
ART Explorers! Hey ART Explorers! Let’s dive into some fun arts and crafts to celebrate summer. We will experiment with C-O-L-O-R,  tie-dye T-shirts, paint, create collages and more. You will go home with a portfolio of the beautiful art you made every day!   6-14 9-3 $300

 

 
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