2016 SUMMER CAMPS
CREATIVITY THEATER PLAYWRITING CAMP
June 27 – July 1, 2016 | 9:00am to 5:00pm | Ages 9-12
A pencil, a notebook, and an imagination are all your camper will need to explore the world of playwriting! Theater games and creative play will inspire campers to come up with their own fun characters. Writing exercises will provide campers with the basics of story structure and introduce the concepts of character objectives, obstacles, and conflict resolution. Each participant will then develop his/her idea into their own short two-character play. The week will culminate in readings of all the plays by special guest actors on the Creativity Theater stage.
$375 (members), $400 (non-members) / week
GIRLS IN S.T.E.A.M.
July 11 – 15, 2016 | 9:00am to 5:00pm | Ages 8-12
Girls S.T.E.A.M. camp is designed to offer exciting hands-on learning projects that will empower girls to creatively express themselves and develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) fields. Each day, campers will engage in challenges that introduce girls to solving problems by building moving inventions, learning to code and program robots, conducting experiments in a science lab, creating interactive art work with electronics, and more. Girls will present their projects and process at the end of camp, providing a rich experience in leadership.
DAY ONE: Robotics
DAY TWO: Science Lab
DAY THREE: Mechanics and Physics
DAY FOUR: Animation and Storytelling
DAY FIVE: Music Mixing and Design
$475 (members), $500 (non-members) / week
PLAY-WELL JEDI ENGINEERING USING LEGO®
July 11 – 15, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 5-6
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO® X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators, and defense turrets.
$200 / week
PLAY-WELL JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING USING LEGO®
July 11 – 15, 2016 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Ages 7-12
The force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
MUSICAL THEATER CAMP WITH BAY AREA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
July 11 – 22, 2016 | 9:00am to 4:00pm | Grades 2-6
This fast-paced musical theatre camp takes students entering grades 2-6 through daily fun and engaging rehearsals in preparation for a fully produced show. Working with a director, choreographer, and music director, campers learn vocal technique, basic dance vocabulary, and storytelling. Bay Area Children’s Theatre staff place an emphasis on building a strong ensemble who support each other both on and off stage, and use the craft of theatre to help campers build life skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, empathy, and self-confidence. In addition to rehearsals, campers play theatre games, have outdoor breaks for snack, and spend an hour playing at the local park at lunch.
August 15-19, 2016 | Ages 3-5*
9:00am to 1:00pm (Half Day) or 9:00am to 3:00pm (Full Day)
Nurture your child’s creativity this summer through songs, stories, games, and sensory-based art. Art Lab will build children’s creative confidence, encourage exploration of new sensory experiences as a group, and help children learn through artistic play.
DAY ONE: Cosmic Suncatchers
DAY TWO: Foil Design Art
DAY THREE: Exploring Textures
DAY FOUR: Crayon-resist Kites
DAY FIVE: Soap Cloud Painting
HALF DAY: $250 (members), $265 (non-members)/ week
FULL DAY: $350 (members), $365 (non-members)/ week
PLAY-WELL: MINE, CRAFT, BUILD: ADVENTURE GAME USING LEGO®
August 15-19, 2016 | 9:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 5-6
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game. Roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a zoo, create a medieval castle, and design a tree house village. This LEGO® experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO®.
$200 / week
PLAY-WELL: MINE, CRAFT, BUILD: SURVIVAL GAME USING LEGO®
August 15-19, 2016 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Ages 7-12
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game. Roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO® Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO®.
$200 / week
The Children’s Creativity Museum and partnering organizations are offering a limited number of summer camp scholarships for qualifying families. Please click HERE to apply.