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Summer Camp 2023
June 19 - 23 NQID Parade Float Camp - Grades 5 - 9
with Mame McKee
This camp is for children entering 5th through 9th grade in the fall.
The annual NQID (Not Quite Independence Day) Parade, organized by the Waterbury Rotary Club, has become a very popular traditional community event. MakerSphere participates each year by designing and building a float and then joining the fun on parade day.
Based on the chosen parade theme, campers will brainstorm, design and build a float for the parade. Activities include drawing, painting, making and building!
The parade will be held on June 24th. More details to follow.
July 10 - 14 Art & Making - Grades 1 - 2
with Megan Karcher
This camp is for youth entering grades 1 and 2 this fall.
Loads of fun art projects will keep campers busy creating and putting their imaginations to work. Campers will have an opportunity to use a wide variety of mediums while working on skills in drawing, painting, various methods of printing, and more. Campers will also enjoy time with fun games and outdoor activities.
July 17 - 21 Nature Art - Grades 3 - 4
with Carey Hengstenberg
This camp is for youth entering grades 3 and 4 this fall. Please note that the location of this camp is at CBMS.
This camp is jam packed with nature art, crafting, and building projects. Campers will explore the outdoors while they gather items found in nature to create various art projects. Inspiration and resourcefullness come into play as kids envision and use found objects in new ways to create art. Campers will also enjoy time with games and outdoor activities.
July 24 - 28 Art & Print Making - Grades 3 - 4
with Megan Karcher
This camp is for youth entering grades 3 and 4 in the fall.
Campers will enjoy a full day of fun and creating art! A wide variety of art projects will keep campers experimenting, exploring and using their imaginations. Projects include learning multiple methods of printing and mark making, as well as drawing, painting, crafting and more. Campers will also enjoy time with fun games and outdoor activities.
July 24 - 28 Gardening, Cooking, & Farming - Grades 4 - 6
with Kayla Henry
This camp is for youth entering grades 4 through 6 this fall.
The location of this camp is at CBMS.
Come and have fun in the garden and the kitchen! Learn about general farming, gardening, and cooking by getting your hands dirty in the dough and the dirt. Spend the week outside, tending to chickens, learning about gardening techniques, cooking with garden food, and composting with worms. By the end of the week you will know more about what you can grow and prepare from our lovely Vermont soil.
July 31 - Aug 4 Art & Making - Grades 1 - 2
with Jenni Bee
This camp is for youth entering grades 1 or 2 this fall.
Camp days are jam packed with art, crafting, and building projects that will spark creativity and put imaginations to work. Campers will have an opportunity to use a wide variety of mediums while working on skills in drawing, painting, building, and making. Campers will also enjoy time with fun games and outdoor activities.
Aug 7 - 11 Junk Journals - Grades 6 - 10
with Sharon Fennimore
This camp is open to youth entering grades 6 - 10 in the fall.
Create your own art journal from a deconstructed hardback book. A junk journal is a handmade book made of recycled and up-cycled materials. It is an art project, journal, and scrapbook all in one! Campers will learn how to make decorative pages, envelope pages, pages for sketching and watercolor, and then use a variety of binding techniques to create their own book. In between project steps, we will make additional paper crafts such as mini-zines, bookmarks, tags, and ephemera that can be included in the final journal construction. A wide variety of mediums and techniques offer campers endless creative possibilities. Our day will also include outdoor activities and games.
Aug 14 - 18 Clay Camp - Grades 5 - 9
with Sharon Fennimore
This camp is open to youth entering grades 5 - 9 in the fall.
Spend time in the studio creating with clay. Campers will start out with clay basics and explore a number of handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil, slab and extrusion. In addition, students will learn the basic process of throwing on the pottery wheel. Access to a wide variety of tools and decoration techniques presents endless creative possibilities. Campers will also spend time making art, playing games and participating in fun outdoor activities.