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Summer Day Camp

Welcome to Greene Hill School Summer Camp!

We are pleased to offer a variety of fantastic summer camp programs for children ages 3-13.  For more details about each program please see below:

Greene Hill School Day Camp (ages 3-6)
Young artists: Visual Arts Lab (ages 7-10, 11-13)
Creative Writing (ages 7-10, 11-13)
Quick Facts and Forms for all GHS camp programs

Greene Hill School Day Camp (ages 3-6)

Greene Hill School Day Camp offers a nurturing environment and fun program filled with sports, arts, music and outdoor play for children ages three to six. Every day campers work with open ended materials that support GHS’s progressive philosophy and child centered approach.  Elective classes in visual arts, gymnastics, movement and music are selected weekly.  Campers enjoy our oversized block yard, big yard and nearby playgrounds rounding out the week with an all camp game day! Our Camp is supervised by Greene Hill School teachers whose deep understanding of child development connect children in wonderful ways with their world.   

GHS Day campers must be toilet trained.

A Typical Camp Day for 3-6s
8:30: Arrival and Open Play in classroom
9:45: Morning Elective
10:30: Snack
11:00: Outside Time
12:00: Lunch
12:45: Rest
1:15: Afternoon Elective
2:00:Open Play in classroom
3:00: Dismissal

Greene Hill School Visual Arts Lab

Comic Creation
7-10 Year Olds
Weeks:  June 27, July 11, July 25
A picture can say a thousand words, but a group of them strung together as a comic strip can proclaim whole worlds. Comics powerfully communicate emotions, actions, and relationships by mixing words into the imagery and creating exciting stories, and in   this workshop, young artists will experiment and practice with the concepts and methods that form the backbone of visual storytelling. By developing designs for characters and settings and experimenting with a variety of panel transitions, shapes, and layouts, young artists will get hands-on experience in both the mechanics and the heart of illustrated stories. By the end of the course they will each have their own one-of-a-kind comic book  and the skills to create more.

Painting our World
11-13 Year Olds
Weeks: July 4, July 18, August 1
Close observation is a crucial tool for any artist, and anyone using paint to bring to life the blank canvas needs to pay particular attention to  form and color. Over the course of a week, young painters  will closely observe the shapes and shades of our environment, each other, and ourselves, and use paint to depict the 3D world  on a 2D surface. We will begin with black and white, then move to monochromatic, and finally incorporate the full color spectrum into our paintings. In addition to objects and people, we will closely observe how colors impact a painting’s emotion and learn craft skills such as how to use traditional painting tools and how to mix colors for desired effects.

Creative Writing Camp at Greene Hill School

Superheroes and Stories and Poems, Oh My: Creative Writing and Storytelling
7-10 Year Olds
Weeks: July 4, July 18, August 1
Two primary purposes of art are to explore the self and respond to our world.  Young writers will get first-hand experience in each by examining and writing stories, poems, and songs in the context of broader topics like nature, the seasons, and history.  Through class and individual exercises based around media like film, music, dance, and painting, emphasis will be placed on harnessing the five senses to create exciting written work and on the creation of engaging characters and stories.  Students might create their own superheroes or tall tales, compose their own storytelling ballads, or insert themselves into history while rewriting it, ultimately expanding their projects into the realm of illustration or video.

Stories in Motion: Fiction and Multimedia Storytelling
11-13 Year Olds
Weeks:  June 27, July 11, July 25
Storytelling may not be a science, but it is a craft, and as with any art, the trick is to harness the craft to let your imagination run wild.  Using texts like short stories and film scripts, young writers will dissect craft elements like character, action, pacing, and point of view to see what makes some very effective writing tick before letting their imaginations loose through those different craft lenses.  Writers will then examine the elements of storytelling in different media such as songwriting or video, ultimately growing their stories up and off of the page in whichever forms and directions speak most loudly to them.

Quick Facts and Forms for all GHS camp programs

TIMES AND DATES:  

• Hours: 8:30am-3:00pm
• Extended day until 5:00pm (dependent on registration): $125.00 per week for extended day
• Six week-long sessions from June 27-August 5. Select the weeks you want- weeks do not need to be consecutive.

Camp Weeks GHS Day Camp Creative Writing Young Artists Science is Fun
June 27 3-6 11-13 7-10 NA
July 4 3-6 7-10 11-13 NA
July 11 3-6 11-13 7-10 6-12
July 18 3-6 7-10 11-13 6-12
July 25 3-6 11-13 7-10 6-12
August 1 3-6 7-10 11-13 6-12

FEES:
Week long sessions: $450 for 1 week  

Discounts:

  • Early bird discount – register before April 1 and receive 10% off total camp costs, or, if you register for three or more weeks your receive a 10% discount off total camp costs.
  • Siblings receive a $25 discount per week (one child at regular price and additional children at discounted rate).
  • Special discounts may not be combined.

REGISTRATION
A deposit of $100 per week that your child is registered  is required with the application. The balance is due June 1.  Deposits are non-refundable and there are no refunds and no exceptions after June 15.

FORMS
The following forms are necessary to secure your child(ren)’s  place in Greene Hill’s camp programs:

Due upon registration with deposit fee:
2016 Camp Registration

Due by June 1 with balance of fees:
Emergency Contact
Agreement and Notice of Policies
Health and Immunization
Elective Choices (GHS Day Camp Only)

GETTING TO GREENE HILL CAMP
Greene Hill School Camp is located at Greene Hill School, 39 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11205.  The B54, B57, B62 and B69 buses all stop within one to two blocks of GHS.  The C and G trains are a 10 minute walk, the Dekalb Station (Q, D, B and R) and Atlantic Terminal Station with access to most major subway lines is about a 15 minute walk away.

LUNCH
All campers bring their own lunch. Snacks are provided daily.  

CAMP ATTIRE
Every camper receives a camp t-shirt to wear every day for outside activities.  Campers are also asked to wear closed-toe rubber soled shoes appropriate for outdoor play.

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