Summer Camp at Epiphany School

PROVIDING CREATIVE, SAFE, AND ACTIVE MULTI-AGE ADVENTURES.

6 weekLY SESSIONS: july 8 - August 16, 2019
OPEN to all children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Join us for the third annual Epiphany School summer camp!

Our summer camps have confirmed sessions with Epiphany School faculty including Leslie Larkin, Barbara Buchman, Vicki Conrad, Jess Carley, and Tina Larabee! Faculty and vendor-led activities include outdoor art, creative expressions, parkour, gardening, cooking, LEGO engineering, soccer, sewing, Brazilian capoeria, basketball, and more! Morning indoor sessions will be complemented by outdoor activities and fun on our beautiful campus.

Our camp runs Monday - Friday for six consecutive weeks starting on July 8th. Each week of camp has unique content and requires separate registration. Each day, students can participate in as many of the offered activities as they like. The fee is $330 per week for 8 am - 3:30 pm programming; Extended Day is available from 3:30-6 pm for an additional $18.75 per day. Our camps are open to all children entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, whether or not they attend Epiphany School.

Our camps operate under the same guiding principles as our school-year program. As always, we create a nurturing environment that seeks to inspire and challenge children to be curious, courageous, and confident. Our talented staff cultivates an inclusive community that encourages empathy toward others and respecting differences. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our community!

Any questions please contact xday@epiphanyschool.org or 206-659-3453.

 

Week 1: July 8-12

Gardening with Vicki Conrad

Each child will learn about eco-systems, pollinators, and the parts of a flower. We will help plant the school garden and pick and prepare fresh vegetables from our neighbor Marilyn's garden. As an end of the week culmination, every child will plant and take home their own vegetable container garden.

Creative Artistic Expressions with Leslie Larkin

Students in Creative Expressions will learn various ways to express themselves through music, drama, storytelling, movement, and visual art. We will focus on an epic large-scale classical piece; in past summers we have explored "Peter and the Wolf," "Carnival of the Animals," and the "Harry Potter Suite."

Parkour with Kong Academy

Parkour is the ability to move fluidly through your environment from one place to another. In this camp, children will safely learn to progress through the basic parkour movements of jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balancing, and rolling. The movements build strength, balance, and coordination. Your child will acquire the ability to engage with their environment while overcoming obstacles, both physically and mentally. Practicing parkour skills fosters creativity and boosts confidence. Accomplishing challenges that seemed impossible at one point will give your child the confidence to achieve whatever they set their mind to.

Week 2: July 15-19

Cooking with Vicki Conrad

Students will learn about social studies and science through cooking. We will cook food from different parts of the world, incorporating cultural lessons into our day. We will conduct science experiments through cooking projects as well. Children will get to create, work as a team, and learn through cooking.

Global Arts and Crafts Adventure with Trendy Crafts

Join us for a crafting adventure around the globe! Students will discover new cultures as they create unique treasures from a different country every week. As they craft, students will learn about the traditions and celebrations that inspired them. We will create Japanese cherry blossom lanterns, Day of the Dead Frames, and so much more! 

Super Hero Engineering with PlayWell TEKnologies (LEGO) 

Save the world with Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

Week 3: July 22-26

Early Engineering with Vicki Conrad 

Each student will learn the engineering cycle: plan, create, test, and modify. We will build bridges, boats, catapults, and windmills. If your child has taken this class before, they will be working on a more advanced building project. Camp will be engaging, hands on, and creative.

Outdoor Arts and Crafts Adventure Part 1 with Barbara Buchman

Young artists will take advantage of summer weather to experience art outdoors. Using watercolors, pastels, and pencils, campers will record observations in nature and architecture throughout the neighborhood. We'll make houses for real and imaginary creatures, try our hand at weaving, and paint pottery.

Parkour with Kong Academy (July 22-23)

In this camp, children will safely learn to progress through the basic parkour movements of jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balancing, and rolling. The movements build strength, balance, and coordination. Practicing parkour fosters creativity and boosts confidence. Accomplishing challenges that once seemed impossible will give your child the confidence to achieve whatever they set their mind to.

Yoga with Seattle Kids Yoga (July 24-25)

Based on the Radiant Child Yoga system of teaching yoga to children, students will explore yoga at their own pace. Classes combine storytelling, games, song, dance, postures, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation to create an experience that is comfortable and fun for everyone. 

Week 4: July 29-Aug 2

Outdoor Arts and Crafts Adventure Part 2 with Barbara Buchman

Young artists will take advantage of summer weather to experience art outdoors. Students will use watercolors, pastels, and pencils to record observations in nature throughout the neighborhood. They will craft architecture models, create mirror frames, and decorate pottery.

Sweets and Treats with Jess Carley

Throughout the week, campers will learn how to bake their own treats while having fun and being safe. Ingredients, equipment, safety, technique and adding your own personality are all included in "Sweets and Treats," culminating in the great Epiphany Bake-Off, with guest judges invited to taste the weeks' learning.

Sewing with Little Hands Creations

Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy… sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while more experienced students can expand on existing skills. The class will begin with a simple project, then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the week. Project options may include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animals, and more!

Week 5: Aug 5-9

Soccer with Tina Larabee

GOOAAALLLL! Students will learn new skills and improve upon the ones they already have with Coach Larabee. Drills and activities are adjustable for age and experience levels. Shooting, passing, and dribbling will all be covered in this fun and very active club. Even non-sports fans will enjoy the various mini-games and drills! In addition to physical skill development, a strong emphasis on best effort, sportsmanship, and fair play will be promoted throughout the camp.

Pop Art with Isabelle Marshall

Campers will engage in visual experimentation based off the works of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Corita Kent. Children will take inspiration from their surroundings--at home, in the grocery store, and on the streets of Seattle. Brief lectures on historical artists will be followed up by projects that span multiple days. Each child will return home with paintings, collages, and a collaboratively designed, hand-pulled screen-printed poster.

​​​​​​​Capoeira and Brazilian Dance with Fenix Capoeira

Students will develop a sense of community as they explore Brazilian culture. They will learn the physical and musical aspects of the art of Capoeira, and the importance of stretching, warm-ups, and strengthening. Students will participate in the “roda” (Capoeira circle) and peform “ginga” (the basic Capoeira swing), “esquiva” (dodges), kicks, and acrobatics.

Week 6: Aug 12-16

Basketball with Tina Larabee

SWISH!!! Students will learn new skills and improve upon the ones they already have with Coach Larabee. Drills and activities are adjustable for age and experience levels. Shooting, passing, and dribbling will all be covered in this fun and very active club. Even non-sports fans will enjoy the various mini-games and drills! In addition to physical skill development, a strong emphasis on best effort, sportsmanship, and fair play will be promoted throughout the camp. 

Storytelling with Leslie Larkin


Young storytellers will learn to "spin a yarn" with flair, using drama, movement, props, and music. They will captivate and engage their audience as they joyfully explore and recount folk tales from around the world. Children of any reading level can participate.

"Magic In the Treehouse" Script Performance with Stone Soup Theatre

Students will play theater games and do exercises that equip them to perform scene work from "Magic in the Treehouse" and learn an abbreviated script! The week culminates in a Friday production of their scene work for friends and family!  All Stone Soup Theater productions are actor-centered, shifting students' focus away focus from the technical aspects of theater and on to the imagination.  



 

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