Welcome to Summer!

Summertime is a great time to be at CCC!   Our creativity camps provide enriching educational experiences while providing fun in the sun!  Parents get a break, while the children play and learn with friends!  This year’s lineup includes garden, art, science, and splash camps.  Each week is designed to go in depth into a subject examining the “what and whys of our world.”

Our Reggio inspired “Creativity Camps” support learning in fun and innovative ways. By interconnecting the arts and sciences, students develop a thirst for knowledge while having a wonderful time. Students may attend the entire summer school series, or select their favorite weeks. No matter how you cut it, CCC is the perfect slice of summer fun!

Childs Drawing: Butterfly PrincessOur Approach

Each week our master teachers introduce BIG IDEAS as topics of investigation. Our years of experience implementing the Reggio Approach has taught us that inquiry supports knowledge, and that knowledge is built upon questions and re-search. By balancing academics and open choice activities, students are self-motivated and inspired by their love to learn. Our studios spaces support work and play using a variety of mediums and materials. We offer a “100 languages” with which to discover and learn. Each child gains confidence through individual and group work. Students find their own special voice and identity while learning to work with their peers.

Our Space

CCC’s facility is unique and very special. Once a little farm, the grounds and buildings retain the open feeling of country living. Our 200 x 200 foot play-ground supports outdoor play as students explore the gardens, dig in the sandbox, kick balls across the grass, and play hide and seek in the forest. From scooters to water play, summer days are super fun!
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Our summer indoor & outdoor classrooms are organized with gathering areas, open play spaces and studios centers. Students may attend from 9-3:00 or select a half day option with a pick up at 12:00. Extended care is available in the morning and afternoons.

camp_blocksStudents begin their day by checking in with teacher for morning meeting and group time. We start with music, movement and stories. Big Ideas are launched and the fun begins! Throughout the campus are special summer studio areas that support the children’s investigations and creativity! Teachers and students use the studios areas to bring their ideas to life! After lunch the studios reopened for free exploration. Students can continue their morning ideas or do something new! Below is a list of our studios followed by our Creativity camp line up.

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Summer Camp Line-Up

The Young Naturalist

Things that fly, grow, creep, and crawl; what can we find in CCC’s nature playground?  A puzzle of plants and creatures create a world of super science that intrigues and inspires all.  Gardening, worm bins, seeds, flowers, bugs, bats, birds, and butterflies will all be invited to join the fun!  Plant in the garden and release some ladybugs to protect the plantings, make a nature journal and more! Calling all naturalists to the rescue as we learn to care and connect with the great outdoors!

Super Science, Amazing Arts

Put on your lab coat and become a super scientist! The three sciences—chemistry, physics, and biology—will be explored in creative and innovative ways. The scientific process will be introduced as we propose questions, build and test hypotheses, and develop theories. Make magic goop, grow some germs, blast off a rocket and create an egg drop! From balloon physics to crazy chemical concoctions, we will be busy rocking our world with cool experiments and new discoveries!

A World of Comedy

From theater and puppetry to costume design and just simply clowning around we will be laughing hysterically!  To perfect our comedic routines, we will study the work of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton through their silent films while practicing our own!  Students will develop comedic routines while designing their own comic strip inspired by their work.  Join us at the end of the week for a montage of our favorite original comedic skits as well as a comics convention!

Summer Splash I– A Wet & Wild Adventure

Water is a mysterious and magical material to work with.  This week we will explore water science: how to make it move, how to make it change and how essential it is.  Come build a contraption for water to travel through and hope it doesn’t leak!  From splashy arts and crafts to wet and wild science, a slip sliding good time will be had by all!  Crazy water games will fill the days with laughter.  Pack a bag with sunscreen, swim suit, towel and an extra change of clothes.

Art By Heart

Given the tools the time and inspiration, every child is an ARTIST! Join us for this amazing week of art camp… CCC’s most popular!  Children will explore two and three dimensional design through an exposure to a wide variety of materials. They will learn to combine art elements with technique and imagination. Color mixing, tinting and hueing, clay sculptures and print making, masterpieces will appear!

Den Village – A Cardboard City

Inspired by the work in the Elementary classroom this year,  be prepared to let your imagination run wild!  Using cardboard boxes, the language of paper and other recycled materials, a city will emerge as children design their homes, businesses and invent their own working economy.  This week will be a transformation from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Cars, planes, trains, rockets…there is nothing too big or too small for this cardboard city!

Magic and Myths, Legends and Lore

Mermaids, unicorns, and dragons! Elves, Fairies and wee folk! As honorary CCC wizards, we will take a trip into the enchanted world of our imaginations. Using literacy and the arts our design centers will help us to create an enchanted world at CCC, so grab your wand and hop on your dragon, it’s time to soar forwards and backwards in time!

Summer Splash II—Sailing the Seven Seas

Ahoy mat’e!  In this wild week of water fun, we will hop on me pirate ship as we sail the seven seas!  From map making and pirate ship construction to buried treasure, adventure awaits. We will be singing and dancing all week long as we act out pirate skits and write  pirate stories.  Pack a bag with sunscreen, swim suit, towel and an extra change of clothes.  Let’s end this summer with a SPLASH!

Let the Good Times Roll

As the summer program comes to an end, the CCC administration will be preparing for the upcoming school year.  We will keep one classroom opened for member families in need of care. Our last week of camp will be a grab bag of adventure!  Revisiting our favorite projects, collecting our memories and working with our garden.  What will school be like in the fall? What changes will we see as the season comes to an end?  From harvesting to cooking, it’s time prepare for fall! What are our favorite memories? Registration is limited so please be sure to sign up early.

Camp Information

Ages:  Early Learners (Ages 3 to 5) and Elementary (Ages 6 to 10)

Time:  Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 3:00 with a half day option ending at 12:00.  Extended care runs from 7:30-9:00 am and 3:00—5:30 pm. 

Questions?  Email info@creativechildrenscenter.com

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