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2024 summer Camps

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CAMP WITH MRS. CHRISTAL

SESSION: JUNE 24-27 (4 days, Monday-Thursday)
TIME: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
GRADES: Students entering K – grade 5
COST: $295 per child
LOCATION: @ The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ

She was an American Girl…travel back in time to a different period in history to learn how young girls like you lived! You and your daily guest (your American Girl doll or other doll of your choice) will explore foods, crafts, dance, games, and fashion together. Campers will have endless fun while learning about history, culture, and character through the lens of a famous American Girl.

*Daily snacks will be provided. Please bring a drink.

About The Teacher: Jennifer Christal has been an educator in the Chester School District for 22 years. Not only does she love her job, but she loves history! Having watched her daughter (who is now 17) grow up playing with her American Girl dolls she decided to create an experience where kids can develop a love of learning history while having fun! Please email Mrs. Christal if you have any questions @jenn.christal@gmail.com

IMAGINATION CREATION CAMP WITH MRS. MILLER

Please pick 1– sessions are the same
SESSION 1: JUNE 24-28 (5 days, Monday-Friday)
SESSION 2: JULY 8-12 (5 days, Monday-Friday)
SESSION 3: JULY 15-19 (5 days, Monday-Friday)
TIME: 9AM-12PM
GRADE: Entering kindergarten through fourth grade for the 2024-2025 school year
COST: $290/child for 1 week session
LOCATION: @ The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ

Are you looking to have tons of fun this summer? Do you like SUPER COOL science experiments, activities, crafts, projects and using your imagination? Do you like making things EXPLODE? Do you like using your hands and getting MESSY? If you answered yes, you should attend Mrs. Miller’s Imagination Creation Camp! We will do lots of fabulous and exciting science experiments, projects, activities and crafts, such as: slime, tie dye t-shirts, walking water experiments, erupting soda & Mentos geysers (which soda makes the highest geyser?), Skittles science experiments, rainbow density jars, cloud dough monsters, lava lamps, iSpy bottles, exploding volcanoes, homemade playdough, marshmallow creations, rainbow bubbles, magic snow storm in a jar, monster bag explosions (don’t worry, we wear safety goggles!) and so much more!

­­What to bring to camp: art smock, water, peanut free and tree nut free snack. Art smock will go home the last day of camp. Children will be bringing home lots of fun experiments, projects & crafts daily! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Dani Miller @danifreda9388@gmail.com.

CONFIDENT KIDS CAMP 101 WITH MRS. DIFABRIZIO

DATES: July 8 – July 12, 2024 (Monday-Friday)
TIME: 1pm – 4pm
COST: $295 per camper
GRADE: Students entering grades 4 & 5 in the 2024-2025 school year
LOCATION: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ
Registration deadline: June 1, 2024

Hey kids! You’re invited to join Mrs. DiFabrizio to have some fun while at Confident Kids Camp 101! You’ll enjoy different activities such as role-playing friendship scenarios, listening to stories, engaging in team-building activities, playing games, creating calming jars and stress balls, painting, making unique art, and much more! You’ll also learn and practice skills that are necessary to have healthy friendships, all while building your own self-confidence and inner strength. Please bring daily: a drink & a nut-free snack. If possible, please bring two recycled plastic jars with lids for craft projects (between 4 & 8 inches tall would work best). If you have any questions, please email Mrs. DiFabrizio @ Counselingwithandrea@gmail.com.

HAPPY CAMPERS SUMMER CAMP WITH MRS. KNOWLES

DATES: JULY 22-26 (5 days, Monday-Friday)
TIME: 9AM-12PM 
GRADE: Students entering K through grade 2
COST: $265
LOCATION: @ The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ
 

Is your child interested in being a real camper this summer? Come and enjoy learning about nature and campground life with Mrs. Knowles, Dickerson Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher. Join her in the amazing adventures of camping! They will go on nature hikes, scavenger hunts, make their own snacks, crafts, games, and more! Learn how fun camping life can be indoors and outdoors this summer! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Knowles at Barbk6770@gmail.com.

KREATIVE KIDS WITH LORI VILAGOS SUMMER ART CAMP

DATES: July 29 – August 2 (Monday-Friday)
TIME: 9am-12pm
COST: $295 per camper
AGES: 6-9 years old
LOCATION: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2024

This is just the program for the young artist who loves to experiment, explore, and create to their imaginations delight! During these artsy experiences, we will let the young artist’s imagination go wild and push the limits of their creative thinking skills! They will break open the paints and pastels alongside all the maker space materials to explore and experiment all through our summer camp. Themed art projects will be made and campers will explore their unique ideas with a professional artist and art teacher’s guidance. Included with art camp will also be fun nature walks and playful party time!
Additional Art Camp Info:
– Students should wear sunscreen, bring a snack, & water bottle.
– Comfortable clothing that is okay to get messy is highly suggested.
– Sneakers or closed toe shoes are recommended.
– Need more information? Curious about the instructor? Email lorivilagos@gmail.com

Art Teacher Bio: 
Your resident artist and camp instructor, Mx. Lori Vilagos (she/her&they/them), has been the art teacher at Bragg School going on 20 years. Additionally, Mx. V has two children of their own, and is a local fine artist. Mx. V specializes in drawing and painting, capturing moments when nature and the human experience intersect. Her artwork has been commissioned, and displayed at various galleries and showcases in the northern NJ area. As a teacher, Mx. V’s philosophies include allowing the student choice, and giving them space to think and behave as an artist. Therefore, the classroom space is the studio, and they center all instruction on the young artist learning to find their voice and think as an artist.

TWEENS & TEENS CREATE WITH LORI VILAGOS SUMMER ART CAMP

DATES: August 5-9, 2024 (Monday-Friday)
TIME: 9AM-12PM
COST: $295 per student
AGES: 10-13 years old
LOCATION: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2024

Give your teens and tweens the chance to explore building and thinking like a contemporary artist! This art camp is for kids who not only enjoy drawing and painting, but also building! Let the summer sunshine on your child as we paint or draw outside, collect nature for art making, build and paint. Students will receive plein air observational drawing lessons and will learn how to respectfully use nature in their art! Some modes of art making include paper pulp, paper mache’, armature sculptures, graphite and paint will be experienced. Tips on planning for 3D works and building techniques will be stressed, but the student will most definitely be the artist!
Additional Art Camp Info:
– Students should wear sunscreen, bring a snack, & water bottle.
– Comfortable clothing that is okay to get messy is highly suggested.
– Sneakers or closed toe shoes are recommended.
– Need more information? Curious about the instructor? Email lorivilagos@gmail.com

Art Teacher Bio: 
Your resident artist and camp instructor, Mx. Lori Vilagos (she/her&they/them), has been the art teacher at Bragg School going on 20 years. Additionally, Mx. V has two children of their own, and is a local fine artist. Mx. V specializes in drawing and painting, capturing moments when nature and the human experience intersect. Her artwork has been commissioned, and displayed at various galleries and showcases in the northern NJ area. As a teacher, Mx. V’s philosophies include allowing the student choice, and giving them space to think and behave as an artist. Therefore, the classroom space is the studio, and they center all instruction on the young artist learning to find their voice and think as an artist.