AUGUST 2019

(NH) August 4-10, 2019, IT TAKES A VILLAGE! KROKA FAMILY CAMP, all ages. Kroka Expeditions, 767 Forest Road (NH Route 123), Marlow, NH 03456, 603-835-9087, summer@kroka.org. Join Kroka founders Lynne and Misha on an adventure of cooperative parenting in nature. We will garden, farm, wander in the forest, make crafts, and practice ways of living simply and deliberately. We will cook together and share delicious campfire meals. Each family will stay in their own tent (provided by Kroka) while sharing a kitchen and community gathering area. We will begin each day with an adventure that may include canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking and map and compass orienteering. In the afternoons we will hold parenting workshops with discussions on vital topics of technology, healthy risk taking, free play, schooling choices, setting boundaries, natural consequences and the challenges of working with your parenting partner. You will make new friends, learn new skills and leave with a renewed commitment to your work as a parent. Single parent families and grandparents with grandchildren are more than welcome! https://www.kroka.org/

(PA) August 4, 2019, SMALL LOOMS SATURDAY, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Rigid Heddle, Table looms, and weaving on cardboard. A special museum “Make & Take” Saturday. http://httm.org/

(PA) August 5-7, 2019, ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC OPUS 1: SUMMER STRING CAMP, 8:00 AM – 12:00 pm. To be held at the Strong Vincent Middle School, 1330 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16502. Join us this August for another exciting Opus 1: Summer String Camp, led by Erie Junior Philharmonic Artistic Director & Conductor Jonathan R. Moser. This unique camp gives students at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels the opportunity to play side-by-side, while also refining their skills in sectional ensembles. Register by July 1 and save $10 on your registration! Call now to become a part of this exciting group! 814-455-1375 ext. 24, eriephil.org/jr-phil.

(VT) August 5–9, 2019, LEAP (LEARN AND PLAY) SUMMER CAMPS: EN PLEIN AIR, 9 a.m-3 p.m. Ages: 7–10. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Do you love the outdoors? Do you love to paint? In this week-long summer camp, campers will gather to learn the techniques of en plein air painting. We will explore the diverse paintings collection of Shelburne Museum, learn new techniques, and paint outdoors daily. Cost: $325. Questions? Contact schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org or visit www.shelburnemuseum.org.

(NJ) August 5-9, 2019, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP: USING ROBOTICS IN OCEAN EXPLORATION, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (as of Sept. 2019). New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. Camp is held on Sandy Hook and combines outdoor explorations of the beach and bay with laboratory experiments and fun, educational games and crafts. Marine Science Day Camp at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium offers “hands-on” science learning for children interested in the ocean and marine life. Join NJSGC educators during this week-long program that explores how scientists use certain types of advanced technology to make exciting discoveries about our ocean. Campers will use STEM skills to increase their understanding of marine and coastal sciences and will be challenged to use their best engineering and teamwork skills through hands-on, student-centered experiences both outdoors and in our classroom. The highlight of the week will have teams building, testing, and competing remotely operated underwater vehicles of their own design. Tuition: $300.00. For additional information, visit http://njseagrant.org/education/marine-science-day-camp/.

(NJ) August 5-9, 2019, WordSMASH CREATIVE WRITING MINI-CAMPS, grades 3-5, Montclair, 973-900-0445, info@writerscircleworkshops.com. Keep writing and reading alive for your students this summer in a collaborative, energetic environment so kids can let loose and words can flow! This two-hour per afternoon, week-long program is chock-full of writing games, wacky prompts, and time to sink into a favorite book just to read! Seasoned writers will be challenged by imaginative story starters. Reluctant writers will find TWC’s interactive games and prompts an irresistible invitation to start creating. For more information, visit www.writerscircleworkshops.com.

(NJ) August 5-9, 2019, THE WRITERS CIRCLE SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVES AT DREW UNIVERSITY, Madison, NJ, 973-900-0445, info@writerscircleworkshops.com. 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. If your teen loves to write, The Writers Circle Summer Creative Writing Intensives at Drew University is the perfect place to hone their craft in a generous, creative environment. At our summer writing camps, students will develop their voices and writing ideas in a generous, creative environment with professional authors as instructors. They’ll choose from two different genres to focus on – fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and more. They’ll focus on their own writing projects as well as new work inspired by creative exercises and prompts. They’ll receive supportive, constructive feedback from instructors and peers. Special excursions, literary inter-activities, and a reading on Fridays for family and friends will round out the week. They’ll also have the chance to submit their work for publication in The Writers Circle’s online journal. Additional weeks available beginning July 22, 2019, and July 29, 2019. Join us for one, two or all three weeks. Visit www.writerscircleworkshops.com for more information.

(VA) August 5-9, 2019, , “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH ENRICHMENT CAMP, 8:45 am-3:15 pm. James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, info@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and The Alliance Française Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish enrichment camp is for children ages 4-10. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. The cost of this event is $335 per student for one week or $650 per student for two weeks. https://highland.org/

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, WONDERFUL WETLANDS CAMP, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Grades: Entering 1-5. Millbrook Marsh, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801, (814) 235-7819, mmnc@crcog.net. This action packed, exciting camp offers nature exploration and hands-on learning mixed with fun games, creative crafts, and recreational activities while learning about wetlands and the natural world. Children should dress for the weather and be prepared for this outdoor camp. Visit www.mymillbrookmarsh.org for cost and to register for camp.

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, ACADEMIC/STE(A)M CAMP: CODING CAMP, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Ages: 7-10, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. Learn to create content, not just consume it! Acquire basic programming skills, create computer programs with loops and events, and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Coding allows you to create content and learn how to participate in projects like creating your own Google logo and other activities at code.org. Learn how to import your code into Minecraft: Education Edition to bring your own creations to life in the real game to build new worlds. Using Code.org students will learn to collaborate with others in meaningful ways to investigate different problem-solving techniques, persist in the face of difficult tasks, and learn about internet safety. You will also learn important critical thinking skills necessary to gain a better understanding of computer science to carry over to other subjects. Cost: $139 (includes a snack and T-shirt). Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, ACADEMIC/STE(A)M CAMP: CODING CAMP, 1:00-4:00 pm, Ages: 11-15, Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. Learn to create content, not just consume it! Acquire basic programming skills, create computer programs with loops and events, and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Coding allows you to create content and learn how to participate in projects like creating your own Google logo and other activities at code.org. Learn how to import your code into Minecraft: Education Edition to bring your own creations to life in the real game to build new worlds. Using Code.org students will learn to collaborate with others in meaningful ways to investigate different problem-solving techniques, persist in the face of difficult tasks, and learn about internet safety. You will also learn important critical thinking skills necessary to gain a better understanding of computer science to carry over to other subjects. Cost: $139 (includes a snack and T-shirt). Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, ACADEMIC/STE(A)M CAMP: DEMIGOD’S QUEST CAMP, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Ages: 7 to 13. Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. Have you discovered something special inside? Could you have hero-potential? To fulfill your destiny and silence the constant hounding of mythological creatures, come join us! Welcome to Demigod’s Quest Camp, where heroes are made! At this camp, students will be sorted into cabins based on their parent-god: Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Ares, Poseidon, Hermes, Hephaestus or Hades, at the beginning of the week, then transformed into demigods. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in literature and Greek mythology. Projects will include potion making; Greek mythology; war journalism; literature; art; and sports education with sword training, archery, wall climbing, phalanx training, shot put, and other activities. The literary imagination of Rick Riordan will come to life in this week-long day camp based on his famous Percy Jackson & the Olympians novels. (Disclaimer: This event is not endorsed, sanctioned, or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Disney-Hyperion or Fox Entertainment.) Cost: $250. Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, “STEM THROUGH STORIES” Grade 1-3, Morning Session: Drop-off time: 8:30am-9:00am. Pick-up time: 11:45am-12:15pm. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 214-2787, info@whitakercenter.org. We all love a good story! Stories can get even better when integrated with STEM hands-on problem solving. Campers will listen to or read books, and then they will get the chance design their own ending by creating solutions to characters’ problems using STEM. Camp include snacks, make-and-take projects, and activity extensions so that children can continue their learning at home. For camp fees, additional information or to register, please visit www.whitakercenter.org/camps

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, “MAKING FOR THE COMMUNITY” Grade 1-3, Afternoon Session: Drop-off time: 12:45pm-1:15pm. Pick-up time: 4:00pm-4:30pm. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 214-2787, info@whitakercenter.org. How can we design to make a better world? In this weeklong camp, kids will explore this question and create a solution that helps the community. This hands-on STEM camp will show students the infinite possibilities that creativity, communication, collaboration, and a bit of grit can bring to their world. Camp include snacks, make-and-take projects, and activity extensions so that children can continue their learning at home. For camp fees, additional information or to register, please visit www.whitakercenter.org/camps

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, “MAKING FOR THE COMMUNITY” Grade 4-6, Morning Session: Drop-off time: 8:30am-9:00am. Pick-up time: 11:45am-12:15pm. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 214-2787, info@whitakercenter.org. How can we design to make a better world? In this weeklong camp, kids will explore this question and create a solution that helps the community. This hands-on STEM camp will show students the infinite possibilities that creativity, communication, collaboration, and a bit of grit can bring to their world. Camp include snacks, make-and-take projects, and activity extensions so that children can continue their learning at home. For camp fees, additional information or to register, please visit www.whitakercenter.org/camps

(PA) August 5-9, 2019, “STEM THROUGH STORIES” Grade 4-6, Afternoon Session: Drop-off time: 12:45pm-1:15pm. Pick-up time: 4:00pm-4:30pm. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 214-2787, info@whitakercenter.org. We all love a good story! Stories can get even better when integrated with STEM hands-on problem solving. Campers will listen to or read books, and then they will get the chance design their own ending by creating solutions to characters’ problems using STEM. Camp include snacks, make-and-take projects, and activity extensions so that children can continue their learning at home. For camp fees, additional information or to register, please visit www.whitakercenter.org/camps

(PA) August 10, 2019, HERITAGE CRAFT WEEKEND, 10:00am to 4:00pm. This day highlights many of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the demonstrators at work and even try crafts out for themselves. With a whole day dedicated to crafts there will be plenty of time to learn about the techniques involved as well as some of the history behind them. There will be demonstrations such as basket making, spinning, weaving, egg etching, wheat weaving, blacksmithing and pottery. Everyone enjoys this true hands-on event so plan to spend as much of the day as you can and learn about historic folk crafts. You may be a future demonstrator “in the making”! Heritage Craft Day is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine. http://quietvalley.org/

(PA) August 11, 2019, “CRANKS & TREADLES” DAY, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. A Survey of early sewing machines with Joy McCracken. http://httm.org/

(NH) August 11-17, 2019, SUMMER CAMP: FARM MAGIC, Ages: 9 – 11. Kroka Expeditions, 767 Forest Road (NH Route 123), Marlow, NH 03456, 603-835-9087, summer@kroka.org. Do you love taking care of animals, helping others and digging in the dirt? Do you love exploring and playing in the natural world? Kroka’s farm program may be just the program for you! Farm Magic promises to be filled with extraordinary adventures both on the farm and in the forest. Together we will uncover the mystery of how, from tiny seeds, we grow amazing things to eat. The magic of the living earth will present itself in front of our eyes as we sow seeds, water, weed, and harvest the gifts from our organic gardens. Our mornings will be spent on the farm. We will visit the animals, collect eggs, observe the bees at work, make yogurt and cheese, and work with Brita, our horse. Afternoons will be filled with swimming, canoeing, games, and searching for hidden treasures in the forest. There will be time for crafting, singing, telling stories and, of course, making new friends. Come and join us on this farm and forest adventure! https://www.kroka.org/

(NH) August 11-17, 2019, Wilderness Adventures for Girls – Session II, Ages: 11 – 13. Attention all spirited, fun, and adventurous girls! Come join us as we journey into the outdoors. We will form lasting friendships as we live, play, share stories, and laugh together. We will begin hiking along a river trail to where our canoes will await us. Here we’ll set about paddling across a remote lake reaching a magical hidden cove where we will create our wilderness home. Days will be spent swimming, practicing paddling skills, making wilderness crafts, singing, and exploring the lakeshore to see what lies beyond our camp. In the evenings, gathering together around the campfire to reflect on our experiences will end our days. This fabulous adventure cannot be missed and can be continued on into the future with our Wild Girls program. https://www.kroka.org/

(PA) August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019, APPALACHIAN ADVENTURE CAMP, 9 AM – 4 PM daily. Designed for grades 4-8. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961, info@hawkmountain.org. Spend five days immersed in the glorious Appalachian forest learning about the plants and animals that call it home- including raptors! Activities include: kayaking, hiking, bird watching, journaling, art and music, kestrel nest box building, owl pellet dissection, radio telemetry hide and seek, live raptors, teambuilding games, and much more! Limited to 16 participants. Cost: $200 Members, $250 Non-Members. Sibling discounts available. Morning care 8-9 AM and evening care 4-5 PM is available for $25 for the whole week. OPTIONAL overnight stay Thursday into Friday for participants in grades 7 & 8, no extra charge! Contact info@hawkmountain.org or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

(VA) August 12-16, 2019, “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH ENRICHMENT CAMP, 8:45 am-3:15 pm. James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, info@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and The Alliance Française Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish enrichment camp is for children ages 4-10. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. The cost of this event is $335 per student for the week. https://highland.org/

(MD) August 12 – 18, 2019, CASCADE OF MUSIC & DANCE AT LOUISE, Cascade, MD. Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS), 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, 413-203-5467, camp@cdss.org. Whether you’re a single adult, a family of five, a teen, a tween, or a 20-something, you’ll find a home and a strong community at this CDSS week. Not to mention the fun you’ll be sure to have. Mixing English and American, young and old, experienced and new, earnest and ridiculous, this camp specializes in variety. Classes and dances and gatherings are held daily with a sprinkling of jam sessions, swimming, snacks, games, and other shenanigans throughout the week. For details, including class schedules, staff, fees, scholarship opportunities, and more, visit CDSS.ORG/CAMP, call 413-203-5467 x 2, email camp@cdss.org or write to CDSS, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. We look forward to having you join us this summer! cdss,org.

(PA) August 16-17, 2019, “READING AND UNDERSTANDING EARLY WEAVERS NOTATION” WORKSHOP WITH PAT HILTS. 10 am-4 pm. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, Pennsylvania, (two miles east of PA Route 187, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. The notation used to record early patterns from the 17-19th centuries differs greatly from modern drafts. Learn how to interpret early drafts and adapt them for present day use. This is a 2-day workshop at the museum from 10:00 – 4:00. Lunch will be supplied. Fee: $65, Materials: $20. Class size: Max 8. Pat is HTTM’s curator and she is a textile historian who has published widely on the history of spinning and weaving. For details, contact registrar Eve Herrington at info@httm.org or 570-744-2653. http://httm.org.

(MA) August 17 – 24, 2019, CAMPERS’ WEEK AT PINEWOODS, Plymouth, MA. Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS), 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, 413-203-5467, camp@cdss.org. Campers’ Week is uniquely designed to feature the skills and passions of its campers. A small staff of talented leaders form the skeleton of the schedule, and the campers fill in the rest! Anyone can teach a class or workshop at Campers’ Week, or lead a song, play a tune, call a dance, tell a joke or story, host a party, or share a skill. The more our campers come forward with offerings, the more we surprise and delight one another! For details, including class schedules, staff, fees, scholarship opportunities, and more, visit CDSS.ORG/CAMP, call 413-203-5467 x 2, email camp@cdss.org or write to CDSS, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. We look forward to having you join us this summer! cdss,org

(PA) August 18, 2019, SPECIAL LECTURES: “MEMORIES OF THE PIONEER MOTHERS” by Victor Hilts, 1 pm and “SCANDINAVIAN SPINNING WHEELS IN THE MIDWEST” by Pat Hilts, 2:30 pm. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Tours available: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. http://httm.org/

(NY) August 19-23, 2019, FAMILY CAMP AT ASHOKAN, The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333, info@ashokancenter.org. An all-ages, hands-on experience in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature, crafts and pure play! Something for the whole family. Bring your parents, your kids, and your friends. This is not a simply a kid’s camp, but truly an experience for all members of the community. From babies to teens and parents to grandparents, Ashokan Family Camp will leave you with hearts full of music and family memories that will last a lifetime. We offer classes in a variety of age groupings. Tuition includes all classes, dances, workshops, and meals. Lodging is additional. We recommend online registration. If you prefer to pay by check or with a credit card by phone, please call (845) 246-2121 to register. Pay in full now or hold your spot with a tuition deposit of $150 per person until 4 weeks before camp begins, when full payment is due. For more information and prices, visit https://ashokan.org/family-camp/.

(NH) August 23, 2019, HAMILTON: THE MUSICAL – HISTORICALLY ACCURATE OR NOT? 7:00 pm. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner NH 03278, info@nhtelephonemuseum.org, 603.456.2234. The musical sensation Hamilton debuted Off-Broadway in 2015 and continued its sold-out attendance on Broadway later that same year. In addition to 16 Tony Awards, Hamilton won a Grammy and a Pulitzer. When retired educator, Steven Freiberger, heard the music/lyrics of Hamilton, he wondered if they were based on the true story of Hamilton’s life and career or was this show simply good entertainment? Join us, as we review the history of the American Revolution, the administration of George Washington and the role Alexander Hamilton may or may not have played. Then, Freiberger will compare the music and lyrics to check for historical accuracy. Steven Freiberger holds a Ph.D in history and has taught at both the secondary and college level for 42 years. Mr. Freiberger currently lectures at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute [OLLI]. Suggested $5.00 Donation. Free parking is available in our Depot Street parking lot. https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/

(PA) August 25, 2019, ANNUAL WOOL WAULKING, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Visitors and staff finish tweed fabric woven at the museum in the old way. There may be some singing of traditional Gaelic songs to accompany the work. http://httm.org/

 

 

 

 

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