Creative Camps in the Village:
Make your summer easy and fun! Your 3-6-year-old will have fun in the sun as the Preschool in the Village staff guides him or her in new imaginative and physical activities each day.
Summer Fun in the Sun, June 16-20
School is out, summer has begun, join us for some summer fun outside! We'll have waterplay, science fun, art activities, storytimes, and more. Wear your bathing suit, you will get wet! There will be developmentally appropriate fun for every age group.
Rumble in the Jungle, July 7-11
There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves! Some animals are frightening and some are sweet and kind, so let's go to the jungle now and see what we can find! Stories, crafts, and animal fun.
Process Art with Eric Carle, July 14-18
The works of Eric Carle will be our inspiration for exploring the world of process art. Do you like to swirl your hands in finger paints? "Process not Product" means you explore the many art materials and marvel at what happens. There is no right or wrong way, only your way!
Camps run Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm and cost $135 including materials, unless noted otherwise. Drop off and pick up are convenient, with a drive-through just off the Amherst green at the Congregational Church.
For programs offered by Creative Camps in the Village, please fill out and mail the registration form with a check made out to “Preschool in the Village” or call (603) 672-3168 for more information.
*Preschool experience needed
LEtGO YOUR MIND CAMP
July 28th - August 1st, 9am-3pm - $295
Early drop-off available from 745am - 845am, Cost: $25
Super Hero Sidekick, Ages: 4-5 (Half-day 9am-12pm, Cost $150)
Become part of a heroic comic book adventure as you create your own hero and build gear to help him save the city. Make your hero hover, reach far distances, and fly! Build different vehicles for your hero, and race against other heroes. “Become part of a heroic adventure” Camp participants will follow along with a story while learning new science concepts. Children will gain experience with simple machines, magnets and magnetic levitation. Participants will also learn about real life heroes like fire fighters and police officers. Each child will bring home a Lego hero of their own creation a Flash Photo Album and a camp tee shirt.
Super Hero League, Ages: 6-9
Create your own hero and become part of a team of heroes just like the Justice League and the Avengers! Build your own team headquarters and superhero LEGO machines to save the world and capture the bad guys. During the afternoon get ready to build different types of vehicles for your superhero, including a LEGO hovercraft, planes, cars and dragsters Camp participants will gain experience working with magnets, magnetic levitation, levers, tension, friction, motors, gears and pulleys while exploring the world of engineering. Campers will practice collaborating as part of a team and using their creativity to modify projects will help promote the use of real life skills. Each child will bring home a Lego hero of their own creation, a Flash Photo Album and a camp tee shirt
Minecraft Robotics and Hovercrafts, Ages 9-13
Play real life Minecraft as you build, clear and change landforms to create a city that can withstand natural and villain based disasters. Save the city by creating your own hero and feel like Iron Man as you build robots to perform super hero challenges in your city. Create and program a robot that can lift heavy objects, leap tall buildings in a single bound, and follow a villain’s trail. During the afternoon students will create many types of motorized vehicles and hovercrafts using magnetic levitation. Camp participants will learn about architectural concepts as they manipulate land and build a city capable of withstanding natural disasters. Each child will also gain experience in programming and mechanical engineering concepts as they build and program their robot to accomplish various challenges. Your child will learn how to program using the Mindstorms programming language which is based on Labview, a programming language used in modern manufacturing. Each child will bring home a Lego hero of their own creation, a Flash Photo Album and a camp tee shirt.