Camp Themes 2019 - Adventure Seekers Division

Summer Camp River Boat Field TripThe Summer Expeditions Day Camp themes for Adventure Seekers are inspired by a different fairy tale each week. Whether the main character is a flighty baked good or a talking animal, each story will lead us to an adventure of fun and friendship!

 

Adventure Seekers (entering grades 2-6) Sessions Include:
For days when we are not at the pool or on a field trip, our 2019 schedule minimizes downtime by having campers rotate through activity stations that are designed by some of our favorite seasoned teachers. Adventure Seeker topics include:

 

  • World Cultures As part of our mission to foster global awareness, this year’s themes will be inspired by classic Russian fairy tales and folk art. By the end of the summer, campers may even pick up a few words and phrases.
  • Character Development As part of our focus on engaging the “whole child,” campers will explore Harrisburg Academy’s character trait flags.
  • Writing Workshop This summer, campers will explore the writing process including producing a weekly newsletter to capture their memories and keep grown-ups informed.
  • Arts and Crafts Campers will create classic camp arts and crafts projects as keepsakes of their summer of fun, friendship, and adventure.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Campers will observe the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math connected to each week’s fairy tale.

 

Weekly Themes

Week 1 (June 10-14, 2019): For Once Upon a Time...

We will kick off our summer with get-to-know-you activities to build camp friendships and take a ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna.


Week 2 (June 17-21, 2019):  All Together Now

Campers will investigate sounds, patterns, and how language connects us. Our featured character trait for this week is “cooperative.”

 

Week 3 (June24-28, 2019):  Imagine That!

Imagine our world if we stood hand in hand. We’ll also explore the every-day and the exotic at The Oakes Museum of Natural History.

 

Week 4 (July 1-5, closed July 4):  Repeat After Me

We’ll express ourselves through movement with a traditional dance with lots of improv. Due to the holiday this week, we’ll enjoy an in-house field trip learning fun-facts about assorted animals with visitors from Creatures Great and Small.


Week 5 (July 8-12, 2019):  You Are Special

This week, we’ll find the hero in each of us! Adventure Seekers will enjoy a tour and workshop at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

 

Week 6 (July 15-19, 2019):  There’s Always Room for One More

We’ll think about how challenges are lighter to carry when we fly together! We’ll have fun when we join the herd at Perrydell Farm for samples of dairy treats.

 

Week 7 (July 22-26, 2019):  A Tale as Old as Time

Same prince and princess, different language. Campers may be amazed to find that classic tales are woven into many cultures. We can even make up our own story as we stroll through the Wildwood Park and Nature Center.

 

Week 8 (July 29-Aug. 2, 2019):  Live Your Dreams

Campers will share their favorite tales and have the chance to re-tell them in in their own style. We’ll also have fun with illusions and other images that might have campers wondering if they are dreaming. Our field trip will be to Adventure Park.

 

Week 9 (Aug. 5-9, 2019):  (Happily) Ever After

We’ll be entertained with The Popcorn Hat Players (PHP) Children's Theatre and then close out our summer with fond memories and our annual favorite — the talent show!

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