Sequoias (ages 7 to 11) Specialty Camps
Hours: 8:30am -3:00pm (Early Care & Extended Day options)
Experience two exciting, half-day specialty camps or one fabulous, full-day specialty camp each week. Camps include Animal Studies, Art, Coding, Cooking, Eat-iquette Skills, Glamping, Musical Theater, Science, Spanish Immersion, Thread Skills and Travel. Sequoias will go to the pool Friday mornings.
Session 1: Winter in June!/Diner Delights! or Art Immersion! - June 17 - 21
AM – Winter in June! – Cricket’s Critters - Physics and chemistry are vital for winter endurance. Critters change colors, menus, locations - even how they breathe – using different organs!
PM – Diner Delights! – Poach, Sizzle Stir - Mix up miraculous milkshakes, blissful banana pancakes, heavenly honey biscuits, breakfast burritos, banana split strawberries and more!
Full Day – CREATE - Art Immersion! Dive into drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and more. Use a variety of materials, including tempera, watercolor, oil pastels, chalk, and clay.
Session 2: Musical Theater/Slimy & Slippery or Artful Animals - June 24 - 28
AM – Musical Theater – Sing, act and dance with Sarah Davis, Evergreen’s Movement Specialist! Explore show elements, such as characters, plot and choreography. The week will end with a performance!
PM – Slimy & Slippery – Critters and Conservation - Hold, pet and feed reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Learn proper animal handling, animal behavior and why they feel the way they do.
Full Day – Artful Animals – CREATE - The real question isn’t whether you love animals. The real question is which animals will come to life through your artwork as you sculpt, draw, paint, and collage your way through the animal kingdom.
Session 3: Celebrate the 4th! Musical Theater or Super Coder
AM – Celebrate the 4th! CREATE - Celebrate who you are in this melting pot called the USA! Explore symbols and meaning to create unique flags, make fireworks art, and other pieces related to celebrating the 4th of July.
PM - Musical Theater - Another dynamic week of song and dance with Sarah Davis! This week will have different content, so campers may want to come both weeks.
Full Day - Super Coder with MyKidsCode.com while creating awesome games, using Scratch, Code Studio, MicroBit and StarWars BB-8! Design and play original games!
Session 4: Asian Flavors or Travel - July 8 - 12
Full Day – Asian Flavors - Get ready for Asian adventures with Poach, Sizzle, Stir! Make Pho Soup, Thai curries, Japanese noodles, Chinese moon cakes and more delightful delicacies! Campers will visit Imagination Stage to see the Ballad of Mulan.
Full Day - Travel - Enjoy a new adventure each day of the week! This group will take three full-day and two half-day exciting trips around the DC metro area.
Session 5: Wingalicious/Take Flight or Glamping - July 15 - 19
AM – Wingalicious - Critters and Conservation - Meet birds from all over the world and other tree-animals, such as sugar gliders, frogs and snakes. Learn basic biology, food webs and more!
PM – Take Flight – CREATE - Birds of a feather flock together, and so do art projects this week! Using recycled materials and a variety of art supplies you’ll create winged things, feathered creatures, sky-themed art, and more!
Full Day – Glamping - Glam + camping! This gender neutral program is all about looking and feeling good! From skin, hair and nail care, to healthy eating and plenty of fun, camp-y activities!
Session 6: Eat-iquette Skills/Oowey Gooey or Cake Decorating - July 22 - 26
AM – Eat-iquette Skills - Explore skills with Terry Melo, such as how to eat properly (think spaghetti!), plan a simple menu and make a balanced meal, create a centerpiece and more!
PM – Oowey Gooey - Cricket’s Critters The grossest, smelliest, and most bizarre tricks of chemistry (potions!) and physics (contortions!) - called nature!
Full Day – Cake Decorating - Poach, Sizzle, Stir – A fun beginners guide to creating beautiful cakes! Learn to decorate cakes and cupcakes, with crumb coats, buttercream and pretty flowers!
Session 7: Mad About Alice /Wonderland Tea or Campistas - July 29 - Aug 2
AM – Mad About Alice – CREATE - What kind of wonderland is this? Make fantastical hats, sculpt desserts for a delicious tea party, and illustrate your favorite characters and scenes from the Alice in Wonderland stories.
PM – Wonderland Tea – Poach, Sizzle, Stir - Bake yummy Mad Hatter’s Tea Party treats! Tarts, Scones, Pink Flamingo Punch, Tea Cakes and Mad Hatter sandwiches and more!
Full Day– Campistas! - Learn Spanish while enjoying summer time fun. Campers spend the day immersed in an exciting part of the Latin American world.
Session 8: Farm to Table or Mammals/Campistas - Aug 5 - Aug 9
Full Day – Farm to Table - Harvest at a local farm with Poach, Sizzle, Stir. Cook delicious sweet and savory dishes with seasonal fruits and veggies, while learning fundamental cooking skills.
PM – Campistas! - Learn Spanish while enjoying summer time fun. Campers spend the afternoon immersed in an exciting part of the Latin American world.
Session 9: Red Hot Robots or Valoween or Thread Skills - Aug 12 - Aug 16
Full Day – Red Hot Robots – Mad Science – a journey through circuitry and sensors. Explore robots that follow lines, sounds, play tag and more! Construct a robot to take home!
Full Day – Valoween – Poach, Sizzle, Stir – Celebrate the best of two fun holidays with Cupid Kabobs, Heart Pizzas, Halloween Pumpkin Patch Cups, Witches Brew and many more!
Full Day – Thread Skills – Campers learn basic hand and machine sewing skills as they create a pillow or stuffed critter. Terry Melo will teach skills such as ironing, folding clothes and more.