Summer Camp 2023!
Get started on Summer Registration
With lots of interest in our summer programs and limited spots, we recommend that families get an early start on general forms and become a member today. Note, if you are a returning family, use this opportunity to please review and update any forms on file. If your forms are completed, you can click the drop down to make any edits /updates. Thanks!
Welcome to 2023 Summer Camps at Fiddlehead!
We are gearing up for another super fun STEAM filled summer camp program. Please read the directions carefully and set about 10 minutes to go through the whole registration process. Our system works much better on a laptop or computer than on a mobile device. Enrollment is open to the public February 1st at 9am! Last year we filled up in 15 minutes, so set a reminder. Due to our space limitations and the overwhelming interest, we are asking families to sign up for only the weeks that they really need. Ideally, we'd like to set a max of 6-8 weeks per family so that more families have a chance to attend. If you were hoping to attend all 10 weeks and this poses a hardship for you, please reach out to Oona directly to discuss.
Here are a couple of practical notes:
A one time registration fee of $25 is due when you become a member - this membership is required to purchase any camp weeks.
Camp is geared to children ages 5 thru 10 with interest in all the STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Some of our themes have more to do with Art and others with Science, but each week the activities will integrate STEAM into all we do.
Camp runs from 8:30am-4pm to allow for a deep clean at the close of camp each day.
We are not able to provide before or after care options at this time.
We will have a maximum of 20 campers each day, with a minimum of 3 teachers and 2 youth counselors.
The cost of the 5 day camp is $350, with a day rate of $75.
We offer a 5% sibling discount.
Each week will have it's own unique theme and the projects will center around this theme.
We will spend much of the day outside in our back woods and our play area, including our hill slide.
Dress for mess! Our program promotes hands on learning and exploration which can be messy.
We do not have a mask policy in effect at the present time but we will re-visit in June and base any policies on the CDC recommendations.
Health checks, including no touch temperature reads, may be taken each morning upon arrival.
We have had a great time creating and designing camps that fully integrate our STEAM approach to learning. Kids will enjoy a good balance of unstructured and structured learning. Sign up for one week, several weeks, or more.
Thanks and we look forward to a happy and safe summer season!
Tentative Summer Camp Schedule 2023
June 21, 22, 23, CIT Camp This camp is designed for older campers that are interested in being Jr. CITs or CITs this summer (2023) or next (2024). Team building & leadership skills will be the theme for this camp for rising 5th, 6th & 7th graders. Enrollment is by invitation only!
Week 1: June 26th - June 30th, Drawing and Comics Drawing & comic-making will be the focus of this special camp week! In addition to more traditional comic making & drawing techniques, campers will learn more about manga.
Week 2: July 5th-7th, Terrific Textiles (3 days) Come create with us as we weave, tube knit, tie dye, and create creatures with fabric and other materials!
Week 3: July 10th-14th, Extreme Science Get your lab coats ready as we turn into creative scientists during this Extreme Science week!
Week 4: July 17th - 21st , Story to Stage This camp will combine storytelling, set, and costume design and will culminate with a short stage production.
Week 5: July 24th- 28th, World Culture & Cooking Artists and cultures from around the world will provide inspiration as we explore new ways to create art and yummy treats.
Week 6: July 31st - August 4th, Clay & Sculpture Campers will create all kinds of 3D art with clay, fabric, and more!
Week 7: August 7th - 11th, Painting & Printmaking Watercolors, acrylic, gouache! So many ways to paint & print & so many surfaces to paint on!
Week 8: August 14th-18th, Lego STEAM Camp We are so excited about this week of super fun STEAM activities featuring lots of science, art, engineering and Lego projects!
Week 9: August 21st - 25th, Nature & Farm Explorers Campers will explore the woods, tend to the garden, make nature inspired art and science projects. Special guests may include a flock of visiting chickens, wild owls, a sweet dog & more.
Week 10: August 28th - September 1st, Greatest Hits Our students & teachers will get busy creating & experimenting as we try out our favorite projects once more! Projects will include tie dye, elephant toothpaste, comics & more!