HBBH Week 6 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/19/2017 09:38AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 6


Camp Notes:

Thank you for a wonderful summer at camp!  You are all invited to attend the annual Lip Sync, which will occur this Thursday, July 20th at 2pm outside HB by the fountain and turf field.  If you are unable to make it, no worries!  I’m sure your campers would love to give you a private performance.


Movement:  Campers continued to move during the last week of Movement.  Many campers took this opportunity to practice their lip sync performance.  


Lanyard:  For the last week of camp, there were many campers who worked on more advanced lanyard stitches.  Some favorites this week included the Twist, Corkscrew, and Tornado.  


Duckland:  The last week of Duckland was a celebration of all games “ducky”.  Some of the games included the classic, Duck, Duck, Goose, a duck toss, and a version of sharks and minnows.  What a ducky summer it has been!


Fairymaids:  The final week of camp means the Mermaid and Fairy Ball.  What a special celebration of their hard work this summer finding and learning about fairy magic!


Escapades:  The final escapade this summer was a trip to the Solon Freeway Lanes for a bowling party.  What a fun way to end camp!


Quick Bites: Campers made a sweet treat this week.  They created a unique concoction of chocolate quesadillas.  They were a huge hit!


Challenge: What amazing growth these campers went through over the past six weeks!  For the final week of challenge, campers continued to work on their skills and many campers practiced climbing.  What a great summer!


Improv: Campers created their own mini plays, deriving inspiration from their favorite fairytales.  While the story was already known, their interpretation and presentation of it was new and unique!


Fun and Games:  Campers took two classic yard games and played different variations of them: dodgeball and kickball.  Ask your camper to teach you their favorite version of the games!


Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.


Discovery: Campers had a Mexican fiesta this week!  They made their own food spread of salsa, guacamole, corn tortilla chips, and limeade.  For a craft, campers topped off their fiesta with their very own homemade piñatas.  Olé!


Ink: The youngest campers continued to work on their letter recognition by fishing for letters and finding letters on a scavenger hunt.  What a great and fun way to practice their understanding of the alphabet!


Minute to Win it: Campers did a variety of activities this week, getting to relive some of their favorites from the previous weeks.  Many groups worked on a variety of word games and riddles, which really stretched their brains and relied on team work.   


Be-You-Tiful:  For their final Be-You-Tiful class, campers participated in the paper plate challenge.  They taped a paper plate on their back, and then their fellow campers wrote positive messages about them on it.  After everyone wrote a message on the plate, the campers got to take them off their back, read them, and take them home as a reminder of their own inner and outer beauty.


Razzle Dazzle:  Aaaah.  This week was all about relaxation.  Campers made their own soothing bath scrub out of real rosemary and sea salt.  Then, they each got hand massages and ended the class with cucumbers on their eyes.  What a great way to end camp!


Art:  This week’s focus in art is creating watercolor paintings.  However, the campers are not just using paint brushes.  Once the paint is on the paper, campers used straws to blow the paint around, instead of a brush.  What a unique way to create a painting!


Maker Space:  Campers’ creativity was at its peak this week!  It was almost like being on Chopped, but without any food!  There were a variety of supplies available to them and they had to use the supplies to come up with something unique.  The fun was in making something new out of something old.  


Kindergarten: It has been a wonderful summer!  This week, the kindergartners enjoyed all their favorite classes for the last time and spent a lot of time working on their wonderful lip sync performance.  Thanks for a great summer!


The three-year olds (Koala Bears):  The last week of camp was all about butterflies and bugs!  Campers got to go on a bug hunt, trying to search for some of the bugs and butterflies about which they learned.  What a great way to end a wonderful summer at camp!


The four-year olds (Giraffes and Elephants): It has been a great summer of fun and learning!  This week, campers made the ultimate treat for a hot summer day: popsicles!  Our craft this week was making adorable sea creatures.  What was unique, was that we made our sea creature friends out of cupcake liners.  Thanks for a great summer!


HBBH Week 5 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/13/2017 06:33AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 5


Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow.  

Attention parents/guardians of Early Childhood campers!  Tomorrow, please join us to celebrate the EC kids with a picnic.  Bring a lunch and a blanket for a picnic by the fountain.  Please enter through the Courtland entrance and then proceed to the fountain.  We hope to see you at 11:15am tomorrow, July 13th!


Movement: This week, campers created movements using plastic bags.  Some campers used the bag like a volleyball, others threw the bag and then danced underneath it as it swirled back to the ground, while others used the bag as a decoration. The youngest campers listened to a book featuring paintings of ballerinas by Degas.  They then emulated the moves of the ballerinas from the book.


Lanyard:  Campers continue to practice and perfect a variety of lanyard stitches.  This week, many campers moved on to the intermediate stitches, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and Quad, while others tried some of the advanced stitches, like the Braided Ladder.


Duckland:  This week, the campers heard the story, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, and then transformed themselves into ducks!  They made the transformation by making duck crowns and their very own duck feet.  


Fairymaids:  Campers transformed their legs into beautiful mermaid legs!  They painted their legs after learning about the different kinds of scales mermaids have and accented their scales with different colors, and of course, magical fairy dust.  


Escapades:   It was all about sweets this week in Escapades!  Campers made can cakes and then decorated their cakes with frosting in hand-crafted shades.  Afterward, campers walked over to Ben and Jerry’s and enjoyed some delicious ice cream to complete their sugar coma!


Quick Bites: A classic camp favorite was made in Quick Bites this week!  Campers used tortillas, cinnamon, and sugar to make their own cinnamon crisps.  Easy and delicious!


Challenge: Campers continue to push their own limits in Challenge.  Older campers continue to try their hand at climbing and have found a new sense of strength (both physical and mental) they didn’t know they had!


Improv: Campers created their own plays this week.  However, they used spinners to dictate who the character was, the setting, and the problem the character faced.  Once the spinners told them what their play was about, then they used their creativity to make the play.  


Fun and Games:  Hoop, there it is!  This week was all about hula hoops.  Campers used hula hoops in a variety of ways for multiple different games and challenges.  


Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

Discovery: It was a magic-themed Discovery class this week!  Campers created a toy that floated a ping pong ball and really looked like a magic trick.  Then, campers tested the difference between slime made with liquid starch and slime made with Borax to determine which was better.  The consensus was that liquid starch created the best slime!  The highlight, however, was making Harry Potter’s favorite drink: Butter Beer.  The campers found it so much fun and to make and even more delicious to drink!


Ink: Campers worked on their letter identification and recognition through fishing.  But they didn’t catch any fish.  Instead, they went fishing for different letters!  What a fun way to practice their knowledge of the letters of the alphabet.  Some groups also created some beautiful name art.


Minute to Win it: This week, some campers continued the cookie challenge from last week, where they had to get a cookie from their head to their mouth without the use of their hands.  Other campers worked on brain boggling challenges.  These included riddles and logic puzzles.  


Be-You-Tiful:  Nailed it! This week was all about nails.  Campers used clear nail polish and eye shadow to create their own custom-designed nail polish shades.  After making their nail polish, campers shared their special shades with each other and had a fun nail painting party!


Razzle Dazzle:  This week was all about toys.  Campers created two different toys: one that magically floated a ping pong ball and one that was a rocket out of straws.


Art:  Campers used tissue paper this week to make beautiful paintings.  By peeling off the tissue paper and leaving the color behind, they could then use the color to paint with.  This is called bleeding tissue paper.  It sounds creepy but looks beautiful!


Maker Space:  Campers continued working on the t-shirt bags they created last week.  Some of the campers finished making the bags, while others added pizzazz to their bags with decorations.  Look for these great and useful bags coming home!


Kindergarten: What a fun week!  The kindergarten campers had a blast in art making beautiful creations out of tissue paper, transforming themselves into ducks during Duckland, and working on their lip sync performance.  Another highlight this week was watching the magic show.  What a great week!


The three-year olds (Koala Bears):  Have you ever eaten mud?  Well, this week, the campers did.  Not real mud, of course, but mud pies!  This was a great way to top off our exploration of bugs this week, which we will continue next week.  We read great bug stories and learned about lots of different kinds of bugs.  Next week, we will go bug hunting to find bugs to observe!


The four-year olds (Giraffes and Elephants): Campers had a great week!  Our special craft this week was making beautiful butterflies out of beads.  They almost looked like they could just fly away!  The tasty treat this week was ice cream sandwiches, but without the ice cream!  Campers used with graham crackers and whip cream to create this yummy, special treat.

HBBH Week 4 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/06/2017 05:54AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 4


Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow.  


Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  


Movement:  Campers played a version of musical chairs this week, but without chairs!  Instead of chairs, campers had to dance on different colored dots until the music stopped.  Also, campers learned some basic dance moves and played a version of Simon Says to practice their newly developed ballet skills.  


Lanyard:  We focused on mastering the box and barrel stitches this week.  Some girls used their skills and creativity to work on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!  One of the most popular stitches this week was the Chinese Staircase.  


Duckland:  With the holiday this week, there was no Duckland.  Next week will be another quacktastic week!


Fairymaids:  The campers learned what kind of magical fairy powers they had this week.  The fairies left the campers different colored fairy dust, which indicated what their powers are.  Some of the young fairies have water, fire, or love powers!  So magical.  


Escapades:   With the holiday this week, there was no Escapades.  Looking forward to next week!


Quick Bites: Mamma mia!  Campers had a blast making their own miniature pizzas this week.  It was so much fun getting to personalize their pizzas and have their very own!


Challenge: Campers continue to challenge themselves and test their teamwork skills during this class.  Some of the campers pushed themselves and climbed some of the most challenging elements of the ropes course.  Way to go!


Improv: Campers took a break from Improv week, but look forward to more theatrical fun in the weeks to come!


Fun and Games:  Tag is a classic game that has been played for centuries.  This week, campers took this classic game and played several different variations of tag.  Additionally, campers played Popcorn.  No, this game does not involve real popcorn, but a game with keeping balls up in the air.  


Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.


Discovery: The campers participated in three different activities this week during Discovery.  First, they made floam, which is a version of slime with special textured beads incorporated in the slime to give it a different feel.  Next, they prepared for the Fourth of July by making festive red, white and blue Rice Krispie treats.  Finally, they made Shrinky Dinks.  They started by making a full-size design and after baking them, they shrunk to a miniature size, which they could then put on a necklace or bracelet or key chain.


Ink: In Ink this week there were several different fun activities.  One was a fun way to practice the different letters of the alphabet.  Campers used the classic game BINGO to practice their letters. To practice different parts of speech and vocabulary, some campers made funny Madlibs.


Minute to Win it: This week’s challenge was all about food and creativity.  Campers participated in the cookie challenge.  Campers started the challenge by placing a cookie on their head and then they had to get the cookie in their mouth.  The challenging part was that they couldn’t use their hands to get it into their mouth!  It looked goofy but was fun and delicious.


Be-You-Tiful:  Campers focused on their inner beauty this week and participated in a guided meditation session.  They learned how to harness their positive energy and focus on what makes them happy.


Razzle Dazzle:  Slime is very popular these days!  Campers made a different version of slime this week called Floam.  It uses a basic slime recipe and incorporates special beads that give it a unique feel and texture.  


Art:  Although some campers missed art this week because of the holiday, others continued to harness their creativity in art class, using a variety of supplies to create gorgeous works of art!


Maker Space:  Campers practiced upcycling at its finest this week!  They used old t-shirts and creativity to turn them into fashionable bags.  What a great use for an old t-shirt!


Kindergarten: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the campers made their own fireworks out of glue and glitter.  They also repurposed paper plates and turned them into amazing elephant masks.  One of the campers’ favorite activities this week was learning what kind of fairy magic they had during Fairymaids.  What a great week!


The three-year olds (Koala Bears):  The Koala Bears had a great week!  Some of the activities they did were making their very own fish, making and enjoying delicious “mud” pies, and reading the book The Bear That Shares.


The four-year olds (Giraffes and Elephants): This week, campers had a blast participating in lots of different activities.  Some of the highlights from this week were making their own visors and a yummy batch of trail mix.  Of course, campers took any chance they could to go in the sprinklers or on the playground!


HBBH Week 3 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 06/29/2017 06:36AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 3


Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow.  

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  

Movement:  This week, we focused on the difference between active and static moves.  First, campers learned the difference between the two kinds of movements and then practiced different active and static movements.  The youngest campers had fun hearing a clue describing an animal and once they figured out what the animal was, they had to move like that animal.  There were some great moo-vements!


Lanyard:  We focused on mastering the box and barrel stitches this week.  Some girls used their skills and creativity to work on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!


Duckland:  Campers listened to the story Q is for Duck.  This is anything but your traditional alphabet book!  Campers had to guess why each letter was associated with a topic.  Then, campers made their own ducks out of the letter “D”.  


Fairymaids:  The fairy/mermaids went on a search and were rewarded with their very own special mermaid pets.  The mermaids also left them magical mermaid dust.  They enjoyed their mermaid magic all day!


Escapades:   The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders spent the day canoeing at Camp High.  Despite some encounters with nature’s scarier creatures, everyone enjoyed the two mile canoe ride.  Even the cooler weather didn’t dampen the fun!


Quick Bites:  This week’s treat was a traditional camp favorite: edible cookie dough!  The recipe has all the ingredients of typical, yummy cookie dough, but without the eggs.  This makes is delicious and safe to eat.


Challenge:  The challenge this week was the Wild Woozy.  Older campers have been doing challenges high up in the trees.  So far, they have completed the Burma Bridge and the Two Line.  This week, they moved on to the Cat Walk, which is a log suspended between two trees about 35 feet off the ground.  Wow!


Improv: Campers took a break from Improv week, but look forward to more theatrical fun in the weeks to come!


Fun and Games:  This week’s games were Captain’s Quarters and the classic Scream and Run.  Campers could be heard all over the campus while playing the latter game!  


Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.


Discovery: Campers this week had a lot of sweet fun in Discovery.  First, they made vanilla cupcake lip gloss, which smelled (and tasted) just like a vanilla cupcake!  Then, made S’mores.  No, not over a campfire, but in the oven!  While the S’mores were cooking, campers made their own ankle bracelets.  


Ink: Young campers had so much fun this week practicing the letters of the alphabet.  Then, they had to feed different letters to the letter monster!  And the monster was very hungry!


Minute to Win it: This week, campers engaged in team-building activities that required ingenuity and creativity.  They were put in groups and had to build the highest tower they could using square blocks.  Campers had a blast trying to use their knowledge of strong structures to make their tower higher than the group next to them!


Be-You-Tiful:  Words and actions are powerful.  Often we talk about this power when it hurts someone else’s feelings.  However, this week, campers learned how to use this power in a positive way.  Campers decorated post-it notes with kind words and pictures and placed them on random campers’ lockers.  Hearing the surprise and excitement on campers throughout the week when they found these fun notes on their locker!


Razzle Dazzle:  Campers made a sweet treat for their lips this week.  They made vanilla cupcake lip gloss using beeswax, Vaseline, vanilla, honey, and sprinkles.  Yum!


Art:  Campers harnessed their creativity this week in art by making collages.  Some of the materials they had access to were tissue paper and clothes hanger clips.  Watching the wide variety of collages that emerged was exciting and inspiring!


Maker Space:  In the Maker Space this week, campers used old tiles, CDs, and Sharpies to create personalized tile decorations.  Campers made everything from their names to mandalas.  Such creativity!  


Kindergarten:  This week, the kindergartners had fun working on their lip sync, going to Fairymaids and finding the mermaid treasure chests, and making creative paper plate art!


The three-year olds (Koala Bears):  This week was all about the Fourth of July.  We read books about our independence and made two sets of fireworks.  One used red and blue paint, and the second used glue and food coloring.  Our culminating activity was making festive popsicles!


The four-year olds (Giraffes and Elephants): We celebrated and learned about the Fourth of July!  We made beautiful firework art work using straws and our special treat was making firework cookies.  What a festive week!


HBBH Week 6 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/29/2016 06:44AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 6

 

Camp Notes:

Thank you so much for a great summer at camp!  Have a fun and safe rest of the summer and we hope to see you next year.

 

Movement: What a great summer in Movement.  The activity varied, depending on the group, but always included moving their bodies in new and fun ways.  Some groups also wanted some time to practice their lip sync routine.

 

Lanyard:  Campers used their skills from the summer to make their favorite stitches or to try something new and challenging.  What great creations they made!

 

Duckland:  During camp, we quacked, waddled, and even grew duck feet.  But what we hadn’t done yet is swim like ducks!  We took a trip to the “duck pond” and enjoyed playing in the water with rubber ducks and running through the sprinklers.

 

Fairyland: The fairies in training celebrated all their hard work this summer studying and finding the fairies magic by attending the Fairy Ball.

 

Mermaids:  The mermaids had their final celebration this week.  They could swim, paint their nails, and enjoy delicious treats prepared for them by the mermaids.

 

Urban Adventures:  The campers ended the summer on a high!  They fried marbles, made mock apple pie, went on a scavenger hunt that the fairies, mermaids, and pirates had prepared for them, and spent the entire afternoon in the pool.

 

Edible Concoctions:  This week, some campers made Pie Cookies, while others made hummus and pita chips.  A delicious way to end the summer!

 

Challenge:  This week, the oldest campers took on a challenge called the Quadraphenia, and the fifth graders did The Cat Walk. The campers were amazing this summer!

 

Improv: There was no Improv the last week of camp.

 

Games:  This week was campers’ choice.  Each group chose the game(s) they wanted to play this week, after having learned so many this summer.  One of the favorites was Capture the Flag!

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

 

Discovery: For the final Discover class, campers did a variety of activities.  They made Pixie Stick Lip Gloss, made beaded creations, used nail polish to decorate their nails, and made indoor s’mores.

 

Ink: Campers played a variety of games related to letters and words.  One of the favorites, of course, was Bingo!

 

Friendship bracelets:  Instead of focusing on one stitch this week, campers could make any stitch they wanted.  The girls ended up donating 73 bracelets to Family Promise of Greater Cleveland.  Girls are learning that they can be good friends to people they don’t even know!

 

Spa:  Campers made Pixy Stick Lipgloss this week.  A delicious, cute, and shimmery gloss to keep their lips soft and pretty.

 

Art:  This week, the campers were able to let their creativity soar by using a variety of materials that were in the art room.

 

Reclaim:  Campers created, invented, and discovered using a variety of supplies left over from all our other activities this summer.  There were some amazing creations, including an almost full size dog!

 

Kindergarten:  The kindergartners had a great time this last week.  They became fairies at the fairy ball, practiced their Lip Sync dance, and played with shaving cream.  Using sidewalk chalk was also a favorite activity during the last week. 

 

The three-year olds (France and Italy):  Signing could be heard down the hall from these classes!  Some of their favorite songs were Itsy Bitsy Spider, the ABCs and the Bubblegum song.  Both of the classes came together to play several times this week.  They also made binoculars and went bug hunting and bird watching.

 

The four-year olds (Japan and India): Campers read The Rainbow Fish this week and made their own fish with glittery scales.  On pajama day, campers read some fun pajama books and did a pajama-themed craft.  What a great summer!

HBBH Week 5 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/22/2016 11:28AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 5

 

Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally to not disrupt the traffic flow. 

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  Hathaway Brown is a peanut-free environment, so we ask your help by trying to eliminate any nut products from your child’s lunch.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to keep every camper safe and healthy.

 

Hard to believe, but next week is the final week of camp!  You are all invited to attend the annual Lip Sync, which will occur at 2pm outside HB by the fountain and turf field.  If you are unable to make it, no worries!  I’m sure your campers would love to give you a private performance.

 

Movement: Campers are always moving in this class! This week, we went outside and jumped rope.  Some groups also asked for help and time to work on their Lip Sync performance for next week.

 

Lanyard:  Campers continue to hone their lanyard skills.  They are working on everything from the basic zipper, to advanced stitches such as the Fluted Columns, and even coming up with their own!

 

Duckland:  This week we played a waddle relay race.  Campers used “waddle helpers” (AKA rubber bands) to keep their feet in the proper waddling position.  They then waddled for a short distance and tried to make “duck baskets”.  It was a blast!

 

Fairyland: The fairies in training had to find the Tree of No Color where their magical invisibility cloaks were waiting for them.  Then, they got to add magical colors and fairy dust to personalize this cloak. 

 

Mermaids:  The mermaids in training had to find the Tree of No Color where their magical invisibility cloaks were waiting for them.  Then, they got to add magical colors and mermaid dust to personalize this cloak. 

 

Urban Adventures:  Campers went on their third and final off-campus field trip this week.  They played Whirley Ball and Laser Tag.  The campers especially loved Laser Tag!  They bonded with each other over friendly competition and lots of laughs.

 

Edible Concoctions:  The delicious treat created this week in Edible Concoctions was edible cookie dough.  The campers loved that they could finally eat the cookie dough without being scolded about the danger of raw eggs!

Challenge:  This week in Challenge, campers continued to take on a variety of difficult activities that relied on team work, courage, and balance.  The campers are doing a terrific job conquering anything thrown their way!

Improv: Campers had to become great listeners and practice their summarizing skills this week!  They played Half Life.  First, a camper would come up with a full-length skit. Then, they would need to perform it in half the time.  After that, they had to perform it again in half the time as before, etc.  So fun!

 

Games:  Campers played a wide variety of games this week.  The youngest campers learned how to play Duck, Duck, Goose!  They had a great time.

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

 

Discovery: This week’s theme was a day at the beach.  Campers made homemade Snickerdoodle cookies, homemade ice cream using ice, half and half, and plastic bags.  After the festive treats, the girls hand decorated shells.

 

Ink: Campers played a wide variety of letter and word games this week.  Some of the games were Apples to Apples, Letter Bingo, Catch Phrase, and Bananagrams.

 

Friendship bracelets:  Instead of focusing on one stitch this week, campers could make any stitch they wanted.  At the end of camp, they are going to donate the bracelets made during the last two weeks of camp to Family Promise of Greater Cleveland.  Girls are learning that they can be good friends to people they don’t even know!

 

Spa:  This week, campers made soap ball using crushed up soap and oats.  It was a fun craft to make that will help keep them clean and smelling like a rose!

 

Art:  The theme this week was friendship through art.  Campers picked a friend and had to study them carefully to make a portrait of that friend.  Once complete, they gave their friend the portrait as a gift of friendship.

 

Reclaim:  The younger campers made spinners out of cardboard and string, while the older campers used yarn for their creations.  Campers came up with creative ways to use their yarn, including knitting and finger weaving.

 

Kindergarten:  The kindergarteners enjoyed a wide variety of activities and classes this week.  Some of their favorites were Duckland, Fairlyand, and Cooking Concoctions.

 

The three-year olds (France and Italy):  We lived the butterfly life this week!  We read stories, sang songs, and made crafts featuring butterflies.  The campers even went on an adventure looking for butterflies in our garden.  For a festive treat, we made mud pies, which the campers loved!

 

The four-year olds (Japan and India): The four-year olds had a great time this week making popsicles, playing with bean bags, and running through the sprinklers.  Another favorite activity was making beaded necklaces.

HBBH Week 4 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/14/2016 06:10AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 4


Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally to not disrupt the traffic flow.  

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  Hathaway Brown is a peanut-free environment, so we ask your help by trying to eliminate any nut products from your child’s lunch.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to keep every camper safe and healthy.

Many of you have been requesting information to contact the Shepherds about babysitting your children.  We are compiling a babysitting list and it will be coming out to you soon!


Movement: In movement this week, campers enjoyed free dancing.  Additionally, campers used streamers and used them to write their names in the air.  Many groups requested time to work on their lip sync routine, also.

Lanyard:  Campers used their understanding of the basic box and barrel stitches to work on more creative and complicated stitches.  Popular stitches include the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!

Duckland:  This week we read the book I Wish I Had Duck Feet.  Then, we made our very own duck feet and duck crowns.  We looked like real ducks!

Fairyland: This week, the fairies were very kind as they found and adopted orphan animals.  They were so sad to see these cute animals abandoned, but very happy to be able to give them a good home!

Mermaids:  This week, the mermaids were very kind as they found and adopted orphan animals.  They were so sad to see these cute animals abandoned, but very happy to be able to give them a good home!

Urban Adventures:  Campers went on their second off-campus field trip this week.  They journeyed to Camp High to go canoeing.  The girls travelled five miles in a canoe in the sun and heat.  Their determination, athleticism, and perseverance was amazing!

Edible Concoctions:  Campers made their own hummus this week and enjoyed it with crackers.  

Challenge:  This week, the fourth and fifth grades completed Team Triangle, the Giant Swing Challenge, and All Aboard.  The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders worked on different climbing elements, including the Jee Bee Lunge and Two-Way Burma Bridge.  They are doing great at completing all of the challenges they are faced with!

Improv: It was all about coming up with creative lies this week in Improv!  Campers played the game two truths and a lie, where their peers had to guess which of the three things they told was a lie.  Then, campers were given a prompt, and they had to come up with a creative and fantastical explanation for it.

Games:  This week, the focus in games was Simon Says.  First, the campers played the traditional Simon Says game.  Then, they played a different version of the game called the Cow Game.  Faster paced than the traditional game and using your full body makes for a fun and goofy looking game!

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

Discovery: This week’s theme was a Mexican fiesta!  Girls made homemade salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, and honey limeade.  Everything was delicious!  Campers also made different Mexican-themed crafts and enjoyed fiesta music.  Olé! 

Ink: The youngest campers had a great time feeding the letter monster this week in Ink! Other campers played the popular head band game where they had to use clues to help their fellow campers guess the word posted on their head.

Friendship bracelets:  Instead of focusing on friendship bracelets this week, campers mixed it up and made friendship hair clips.  The discussion this week was about the important parts of a good friendship.

Spa:  This week campers relaxed with the soothing aroma of lavender.  They made Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts.

Art:  This week, campers made story art.  First, they made a big painting and then cut it up.  Afterward, they stuck the pieces on popsicle sticks and used their section of the painting to tell a story.  Creativity at its finest!

Reclaim:  The youngest campers made jewelry from the beads they created last week.  The older campers harnessed their creativity and used a variety of materials from reclaim to make their own unique creations.  

Kindergarten:  The kindergartners enjoyed many different activities this week.  One of their favorites was making delicious popsicles out of orange, mango, and peach juice.  Another activity they enjoyed was playing with shaving cream.  Some other favorite classes were Fairyland and Duckland, too!

The three-year olds (France and Italy):  What is slimy, lives under rocks, and in the dirt? If you say worms you are correct!  Our focus this week was on worms.  We read stories about worms, read stories; drew worms

The four-year olds (Japan and India): This week, the campers made bracelets, alphabet monsters, and miniature pies.  We also had a special treat and ate lunch in the big atrium!  So fun.  


HBBH Week 3 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/08/2016 10:28AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 3

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car. If you need to get out of your car, please park legally to not disrupt the traffic flow.

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name. Hathaway Brown is a peanut-free environment, so we ask your help by trying to eliminate any nut products from your child’s lunch. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to keep every camper safe and healthy.

Movement: Campers continue to practice moving their bodies in new and creative ways. They are letting their creativity flow through their limbs!

Lanyard: Campers used their understanding of the basic box and barrel stitches to work on more creative and complicated stitches. Popular stitches include the Corkscrew, DNA, and

Duckland: This week we read the touching story Duck about Duck who can’t fly and takes care of a lost Duckling. Then, we made our own Ducklings out of paper, pipe cleaners, fuzz,

Fairyland: The fairies were on vacation this week for the holiday, but groups could still follow the pirate map to find their pet rocks.

Mermaids: The mermaids did not find the pirate’s treasure, so they had to walk the plank or get tattoos as their punishment. The campers chose getting tattoos, and their legs ended up looking like real mermaid scales!

Urban Adventures: Campers went on their first off-campus field trip this week. They journeyed to Solon Freeway Lanes and had a bowling party. Many of the girls enjoyed travelling back in time to their younger days and used the bumpers while they bowled.

Edible Concoctions: This week, campers made a classic and delicious snack mix: puppy chow. Chex cereal is combined with powdered sugar and chocolate to form an easy to make snack.

Challenge: The challenge this week was the Wild Woozy. Older campers have been doing challenges high up in the trees. So far, they have completed the Burma Bridge and the Two Line. This week, they moved on to the Cat Walk, which is a log suspended between two trees about 35 feet off the ground. Wow!

Improv: In Improv this week, campers created mystery bag stories. Using the random items from a paper bag, campers had to create a story that made sense and was inspired by these items.

Games: Tag is a classic game and this week campers played two different versions of tag: amoeba tag and wizard tag. I think these will become new camp favorites!

Table Top Challenges: In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games. The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

Discovery: Discovery class was on vacation this week because of the July 4 th holiday!

Ink: Younger campers practiced making their letters of the alphabet using dots with paint.  For the older campers, they created name art and went on an exciting scavenger hunt.

Friendship bracelets: The stitch this week campers tried to master was the Chinese Ladder.  While working on this stitch, campers discussed the question, “How to Make a New Friend?”

Spa: Campers made squishy projects this week in Spa! They made dish soap putty and a classic favorite: Flubber!

Art: The theme in art this week was flowers. Campers made flowers out of coffee filters and water colors. Then, they decorated flower pots in which to put them. So beautiful!

Reclaim: The focus of this class is upcycling, which takes gently used or discarded materials and gives them a new life. This week, campers made their own beads out of paper. These beads are just waiting to be turned into beautiful jewelry!

Kindergarten: Some of the kindergartner’s favorite activities this week included going to the pool, participating in Movement class, making Fluber, and making a shaving cream craft!

The three-year olds (France and Italy): The theme this week was lady bugs! Campers learned all about lady bugs by reading book, singing songs, and even making paper lady bugs. The special snack this week was homemade popsicles.

The four-year olds (Japan and India): Campers in the four-year old groups participated in a variety of activities this week. Favorites included decorating turtles, making trail mix, dancing in the music room, and reading lots of Pete the Cat.

HBBH Newsletter Week 2
jhabig - Posted 07/01/2016 02:49PM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 2

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your

car. If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow.

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from

the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name. Hathaway Brown is a peanut-

free environment, so we ask your help by trying to eliminate any nut products from your

child’s lunch. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to keep every camper

 

Movement: Campers continue to practice moving their bodies in new and creative ways.

They are letting their creativity flow through their limbs!

 

Lanyard: We continued to focus on mastering the box and barrel stitches this week. Some

girls used their skills and creativity to work on more complicated lanyards, such as the

Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!


Duckland: Campers had a great time tracing their hands to make a paper duck and decorated

it with fabulous, colorful feathers. We also So much fun!


Fairyland: The fairies continued to interpret and follow the pirate map to continue the

process of finding all their magic. Using the map, they were led to making their own pots of

gold. They still are not sure what will fill their pots, but they will have to follow the map next

 

Mermaids: The mermaids returned from vacation this week to find out that the pirates have

hidden all of their magic! They had to follow the instructions left to find their magic

 

Urban Adventures: This week the Urban Adventurers spent the day in the IDEA lab. They

learned how to use a variety of the machines, build circuit boards, and design a three-

dimensional house. In the afternoon, they got to put the skills they learned to use to produce

and decorate their houses. So cool!

 

Edible Concoctions: The camp smelled of cinnamon this week as the campers made

cinnamon sugar tortilla crisps. They were a total hit among campers and Shepherds!

 

Challenge: This week, each group continued to work on building trust among the campers.

The girls participated in some low ropes activities, such as All Aboard and Walk the Plank.

These were fun, yet challenging activities!

 

Improv: This week the campers created backwards stories. They had to think backwards

since they started by creating the ending of the stories and then they had to decide how they

got to the ending. Campers also created their very own tongue twisters.

 

Games: The youngest campers played a classic camp favorite this week: run and scream.

This game could be heard from all ends of the camp! Older campers played a version of the

game sharks and minnows, but spiced it up by combining it with the game Scattergories.

 

Table Top Challenges: In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games,

including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games. The focus this

week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.


Discovery: This week we prepared for the Fourth of July by making a festive USA wreath out

of wooden stars and paper plates. Our tasty treat was homemade popcorn.


Ink: Campers played Tile Toss this week. Using Scrabble tiles, they had to toss the tiles into

buckets. Whichever tiles landed in the buckets were used to create words. Athletics and

creativity combined to make a great game! Younger campers participated in a number and

 

Friendship bracelets: Campers practiced the chevron and diagonal patterns this week in

friendship bracelets. While making their bracelets, they discussed this week’s theme: how

can I be a great friend?

 

Spa: This week we made a peppermint foot soak to soften and rejuvenate our feet. It

smelled great in our classroom this week!

 

Art: The budding artists harnessed their creative energy into making beautiful hanging art.

They created a picture and then made a hanging apparatus out of ribbon to hang it up for

 

Reclaim: The focus of this class is upcycling, which takes gently used or discarded materials

and gives them a new life. The kindergartners read The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar and then

made their own caterpillars out of egg cartons. Older campers made their own marble mazes

using a variety of materials, and the oldest campers turned old t-shirts into fashionable bags.

 

Kindergarten: The campers this week enjoyed lots of different activities. Some of the

favorites were listening to The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar and then making their own during

Reclaim. They also got excited for the Fourth of July and made fireworks out of glue and

glitter. Another favorite activity was going to Spa and making peppermint foot soak. They

 

The three-year olds (France and Italy): This week the campers prepared for the Fourth of

July. They got into the spirit by painting fireworks and during cooking class, they made red

and blue Jello to celebrate the 4 th of July. Happy birthday America!

 

The four-year olds (Japan and India): This week the campers prepared for the Fourth of

July. They made some beautiful Fourth of July art work. Storytelling was great fun this week

and the campers met Pablo the Polar Bear, who they all fell in love with. As always, the

campers had great fun with sprinklers!

HBBH Newsletter- Week 1
rgoodwin - Posted 07/01/2016 09:20AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 1

 

Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow. 

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  Hathaway Brown is a peanut-free environment, so we ask your help by trying to eliminate any nut products from your child’s lunch.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in our effort to keep every camper safe and healthy.

 

A friendly reminder: picture day is Tuesday!  Be sure to have your camper wear his/her camp shirt on Tuesday to be ready for picture day.

 

Movement:  During the first week, campers are using a variety of movements to get the blood flowing! 

 

Lanyard:  We focused on mastering the box and barrel stitches this week.  Some girls used their skills and creativity to work on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!

 

Duckland:  This week we read I am a Duck to get us in the “ducky” mood.  Then, we made our own sparkly duck necklaces.  It was messy and quacktastic!

 

Fairyland: The pirates arrived on HB’s campus and stole all the fairy magic!  In order to get their magic back, the fairies in training have to learn to read the map to avoid the pirates and reclaim all their magic.  This week, the fairies in training read the map correctly and it led them to find their very own fairy dust.  The girls were covered in magical dust by the end of their outing!

 

Mermaids:  The mermaids were on vacation this week!

 

Urban Adventures:  This week we focused on team building activities to develop great relationships with each other.  We made our own Project Runway outfits, which we made using materials such as garbage bags, paper, fabric scraps, and tape.  We also decorated cupcakes using marshmallows and we played lawn games.

 

Edible Concoctions:  Campers made delicious and easy two-ingredient cupcakes this week.  Cake mix and a can of pop made a yummy treat for the tummy!

 

Challenge:  This week was focused on team-building activities and developing trust among each group.  We did this through fun ice breakers and name games.  We also started to develop skills that we will use on the low ropes course.

 

Improv: Campers got their creative juices flowing this week by coming up with give and take stories.  They worked in partners and one person started the story, then “gave” it to the other person to continue, and this pattern continued.  A fun way for them to start thinking quickly, which is crucial for improve!

 

Games:  Younger campers played the classic game, Red Light Green Light.  They also enjoyed a fun get to know you game.  Older campers played another camp favorite: Capture the Flag.  Despite the heat, fun was had by all!

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.

 

Discovery: The campers had a great time during their first discovery class!  They created a calming and effective peppermint foot scrub and gave themselves a paraffin hand wax treatment.  The girls were all so brave to dip their hands in the hot wax!  Campers also made and ate delicious chocolate chip cookies and then did a meet and greet, where campers were able to ask and answer questions to get to know each other better. 

 

Ink: In Ink, younger campers focused on spiders.  They sang the Itsy Bitsy Spider and made spider webs out of the letter “W”.  Older campers created mad libs and played letter bingo.  Campers had so much fun with words and letters!

 

Friendship bracelets:  Campers worked to begin making friendship bracelets.  They were introduced to the basic knot pattern.  Each week in friendship bracelets we will discuss a friendship “theme”.  This week’s theme was “A friend is…”  The girls each wrote a word or phrase that explained what a friend is to them.  Throughout all of camp, we will highlight different aspects of friendship, since a main part of camp is meeting new people and making new friends.

 

Spa:  This week we made bath body paint.  The girls used body wash, corn starch and food coloring to create their own shades of fun, safe, and colorful bath time fun!

 

Art:  This week, campers created beautiful and serene watercolor paintings with markers.  The designs they came up with were unique and lovely.

 

Reclaim:  The focus of this class is upcycling, which takes gently used or discarded materials and gives them a new life.  This week, campers worked on repurposing a variety of materials.  For example, campers used toilet paper rolls and turned them into jewelry and made coffee filters into parachutes. 

 

Kindergarten:  The kindergartners had a great first week learning how to follow the rules and getting to know each other.  Some of their favorite activities were making visors, the two field days and Fairyland. What a great start to camp!

 

The three-year olds (France and Italy):  The theme for this first week was socialization, socialization, socialization.  We are getting to know each other and we made banana strawberry smoothies.  Yum! 

 

The four-year olds (Japan and India): Campers had a terrific first week at camp!  They participated in a variety of crafts such as making sun visors and decorating picture frames.  We spent a lot of time outside, too.  We played in the sprinkler and on the playground and even took a visit to Games and had fun with Mr. Ryan!  Another highlight was going to Ink and making spider webs.  

REGISTER NOW: There's something for everyone at HB Summer Camps!
rgoodwin - Posted 04/15/2016 03:27PM

Something for everyone at HB Summer Camps!

Summer Camp Packages for 2016!
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Broad Horizons Week 5 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/17/2015 12:52PM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 5

 

Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow. 

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.  If packing a lunch that requires utensils, please include them as we do not always have extras to give.  Also, please remind your camper that there is to be no sharing of food with other campers.

 

Next week is Lip Sync!  You are invited to attend the annual Lip Sync performance on the last day of camp, Thursday, July 23rd.  The performance will begin at 2:00pm, so you should arrive around 1:45pm to ensure you are here for the start of the performance.

 

Music:  Campers continued to explore the magical world of music.  They engaged with different musical instruments, songs, and used props and movement to express themselves, too.  This week, campers chose a pop song and then used different movements to keep the beat.

 

Lanyard:  Girls are mastering their basic lanyard skills, and some girls are challenging themselves by working on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!

 

Duckland:  This week, we read Q is for Duck.  The campers used their logical reasoning to decode the riddles of each letter of the alphabet.  We then made our own duck crowns and became queens of Duckland!

 

Fairyland:  The fairies channeled their inner fairy queens and created beautiful and decorative fairy crowns.  The flowers might even attract some fairies!

 

Mermaids:  The mermaids-in-training went diving for magical water bottles this week.  They then embellished them with a variety of magic, including magical colors, and magical dust.  This magic can be used against any enemies they might encounter!

 

Urban Adventures:  The campers harnessed their inner chefs this week as they created their own pizzas.  They had access to a wide variety of ingredients, some of which they combined in unique ways!  Others, chose to take a creative approach to their pizza dough, molding it into different shapes, such as hearts.  Most of all, they were delicious!

 

Edible Concoctions:  This week, campers made a classic snack: Rice Krispie treats.  Sometimes a challenge to stir all the ingredients, campers got in a good arm workout and enjoyed these tasty treats.

 

Challenge:  This week, campers went “Whale Watching.”  No, not at the ocean!  This was a challenging activity that tested campers’ communication, listening, and patience.  Campers needed to listen to one voice and move together in order to accomplish the task.

 

Improv:  Campers in improve needed to use their creativity to act out an entire play based on only one sentence stories.  Given only one sentence, campers had to come up with their own details to create a full play.  This was tough sometimes, but really fun!

 

Games:  Younger campers played the fun and classic game, Red Light, Green Light, while the older campers played another classic, Dodge Ball!

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The games of the week were Yahtzee and Uno.  These games focused on number sense and logical reasoning.

         

Crafts:  Campers created adorable clothespin dolls.  These dolls had decorations that included feathers and yarn.  The older campers pampered themselves by doing paraffin wax hand molds.

 

Ink: Younger campers went on letter and color scavenger hunts, while the older campers utilized their vocabulary and creativity to play Catch Phrase.

 

Spa:  Campers learned how to relieve tension from their hands at the end of the day by being taught how to give hand massages.  After their relaxing hand massages, they laid down and through guided meditation found their zen place, while they had cucumbers on their eyes. 

 

Art:  Campers at all ages used their creativity and artistic ability to create and finish amazing art pieces!  The Kindergarteners did water balloon painting, while the First graders finished making their journals from last week.  The Second graders finished their decoupaged flowers, and the remainder of the campers finished their water colors from the other week by mounting and framing them.

 

Recycle:  After five weeks of guided instruction and specific activities, campers were given the control this week to create their own pieces using the recycled materials available.  While challenging for some girls to create without a given direction, others were thrilled to have total creative control.

 

Kindergarten (Mouse Trap):  The kindergartners continued to have fun at camp.  They participated in a wide variety of activities, and focused on listening to and following directions.

 

The three-year olds (Candyland and Chutes and Ladders):  This week’s theme was lady bugs!  Campers listened to many lady bug stories, sang songs about lady bugs, and even made their own lady bugs using paper plates, black and red paint, and googly eyes.  The special snack this week was smoothies.

 

The four-year olds (Hi-Ho! Cherry-O and Don’t Break the Ice):  This week’s theme was farm animals.  Campers did crafts that focused on several farm animals, including pigs and sheep.  They learned about different animals that live on a farm, as well as what grows on different farms.  A special matching game using eggs also helped campers learn about and recognize different emotions.

Broad Horizons Week 3 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 07/06/2015 07:33AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 3

 

Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow. 

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.

 

Start to plan ahead for Lip Sync!  You are invited to attend the annual Lip Sync performance on the last day of camp, Thursday, July 23rd.  The performance will begin at 2:00pm, so you should arrive around 1:45pm to ensure you are here for the start of the performance.

 

If you have a camper in the EC, Pre-K or Kindergarten groups, come to the annual picnic on Thursday, July 16th from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Atrium.

 

Music:  Campers continued to explore the magical world of music.  They engaged with different musical instruments, songs, and used movement to express themselves, too.

 

Lanyard:  Girls are mastering their basic lanyard skills, and some girls are challenging themselves by working on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!

 

Duckland:  This week, we read the book Sitting Ducks, about ducks being created in a factory run by alligators and how an unlikely friendship between a duck and an alligator helps free the ducks from Ducktown.  We then did a relay race that simulated the book’s plot.

 

Fairyland:  Campers continued to listen to the riveting story of Ellen and Sophie and their adventures in Wish Away Woods.  The fairies in training also learned some new spells, including the Invisibility Spell.  Parents, don’t fret if you can’t find your camper; they are probably just practicing this new spell!

 

Mermaids:  The Mermaids used their imagination this week.  They swam in the magical waters and retrieved some buried treasure.  Until they described what they hoped to find in their treasure, they could not reveal the real treasure.  When they finally opened their treasure, they found beautiful mermaid hair!

 

Urban Adventures:  The older campers spent a day at the bakery this week!  They made and decorated cupcakes.  For the decorations, they used marshmallows and sugar to create beautiful floral designs.

 

Edible Concoctions:  This week, campers made delicious cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips.  Simple and tasty!

 

Challenge:  Campers continued to work on building trust among their groups and participated in fun and difficult activities, including the Wild Woozy, Mohawk Walk, and All Aboard.

 

Improv:  In Improv this week, older campers played the Dating Game.  In this game, campers assumed the identity of a potential date for a bachelorette, and through a series of questions the bachelorette had to guess the identity of her dating candidates. Younger campers read the story Ten Little Monkeys and then acted out a version of the story, which they called Ten Little Campers.

 

Games:  This week was campers’ choice in games.  Some of the favorite games were Capture the Flag and Mister Todd.  Younger campers played a version of the classic game Red Rover.

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  This week’s favorite games include Yahtzee and the Game of Life.  Campers worked on learning and following the rules for the games, as well as game-playing etiquette.  Younger campers are loving the game Guess Who?

         

Crafts: In honor of Summerween this week, we made a Sparkly Gooey Monster in a cup.  It was slimy and scary and awesome!

 

Ink: Campers participated in a variety of games and activities focusing on letters and words.  Some of the activities included Letter Bingo, creative spelling games, and making handprint giving trees.

 

Spa:  Campers pampered their lips this week by making chocolate mint lip gloss.  Campers had a choice of adding spearmint or peppermint into their gloss.  Which one did your camper choose?  Can you tell just by smelling it?

 

Art:  It was a busy and creative week in art!  The kindergartners did bubble painting, while the first graders made their own sketch books.  The second graders decoupaged flowers, and the rest of the campers painted water colors from outdoor sketches they made last week.

 

Recycle:  In Recycle this week, campers made creations using Modge Podge and water bottles.  Many campers chose to make vases with these materials, while other campers came up with other creations.  The youngest campers made beautiful flowers out of egg cartons.

 

Kindergarten (Mouse Trap):  The kindergartners continued to have fun at camp.  They participated in a wide variety of activities, and focused on listening to and following directions. We especially enjoyed playing with the parachute during games!

 

The three-year olds (Candyland and Chutes and Ladders):  This week the focus for the three-year olds was seeds, bugs, and America’s birthday.  We read books about planting seeks and even planted our own seeds!  Other books we read were about July 4th and we made our own firework art using paint and glitter.  The special snack this week was mud pies.  What a fun week!

 

The four-year olds (Hi-Ho! Cherry-O and Don’t Break the Ice):  The theme this week for the four-year olds was red, white, and blue, in honor of July 4th.  We made our own firework art using straws, paint, and glitter.  Another festive art project was making finger-paint flags.  A highlight from the week was this week’s storytelling, which was all about owls.  Campers got to compare three different kinds of owls, and it was fascinating!

Broad Horizons Week 2 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 06/26/2015 11:29AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 2

Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow. 

 

Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.

 

 

Music:  Campers explored the magical music-making qualities of a variety of objects and materials.  They interacted with xylophones, scarves, and many other items to figure out how music can be made and the tones of various objects.

 

Lanyard:  Girls are mastering their basic lanyard skills, and some girls are challenging themselves by working on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!

 

Duckland:  We read, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, and then made our very own duck feet.  Some groups even made their own duck wings.  What a transformation!

 

Fairyland: The fairies in training went on a quest for magical leaves.  They then took these magical leaves and turned them into fairy wands.  So magical!

 

Mermaids:  Wednesday was National Fairy Day.  In honor of this day, campers went searching for fairy and mermaid treasures.  They had to brave the magical, yet treacherous waters to retrieve the treasure receptacles and then open them to reveal their magical treasure. 

 

Urban Adventures:  Campers spent a day at the spa this week!  They pampered themselves with manicures and pedicures.  The girls also spent some time participating in team-building games and activities to continue to build trust within the group.

 

Edible Concoctions:  Campers made Flubber this week.  Flubber is a classic camp favorite and campers loved playing with this interesting concoction.

 

Challenge:  This week, each group continued to work on building trust among the campers.  The girls participated in some low ropes activities, such as All Aboard and Walk the Plank.  These were fun, yet challenging activities!

 

Improv:  Younger campers spent time making animal puppets out of paper bags and then used these puppets to create improvised plays. Older campers chose an idea from a hat and had to instantly improvise a play based on this topic. 

 

Games:  Older campers enjoyed playing Sharks and Minnows this week, while younger campers played Guess the Animals.  Clearly, there was an animal theme this week!

 

Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  This week, some new games were added and some became instant favorites.  The newest game, Hedbandz, has been a great game for all age groups and using team work and creativity.  The Game of Life was another popular game this week, and provided a great opportunity to work on collaboration.  Some campers learned some math and dice games, such as Sudoku.

         

Crafts: In crafts this week, campers went outside and had fun with bubbles.  They had access to a variety of bubble wands and other items out of which they could create bubbles.  Some of the bubbles they created looked incredible!

 

Ink: Campers participated in a variety of games and activities focusing on letters and words.  Younger campers played letter bingo, while some older campers played Hedbandz, which built their descriptive abilities and vocabulary.  The oldest campers played a game where they tossed scrabble tiles into a bucket and then had to make words out of them.  This was physically and mentally challenging game!

 

Spa:  At the spa this week, campers create the world’s best odor-fighting lemon sugar foot scrub.  This scrub is perfect to refresh tired and stinky feet after participating in all the campers’ favorite summer activities.

 

Art:  It was a busy week in art!  The youngest campers made circle drawings, while other campers made their own game boards and spinners, and others sketched the clouds and outdoor scenery, which they will later turn into water colors.  Look for their gorgeous works of art coming home!

 

Recycle:  Campers finished their all about me collages this week.  They are also being challenged to use their creativity to come up with unique and innovative creations using water bottles and egg cartons.

 

Kindergarten (Mouse Trap):  The kindergartners have been having a great time this week participating in a wide variety of activities.  The campers are especially loving the pool and sprinklers.  They just love anything having to do with water!

 

The three-year olds (Candyland and Chutes and Ladders):  This week, the three-year olds participated in an exploration of the ocean and all of its inhabitants.  Campers also made crabs out of hand prints.  For a special snack this week, they made Jell-O and added fish to it.  It looked like a fish bowl! 

 

The four-year olds (Hi-Ho! Cherry-O and Don’t Break the Ice):  The four-year olds participated in an exploration of the ocean and all of its inhabitants.  Campers listened to the book “Fishy Facts” and learned great information about ocean life.  They also made beautiful fish tanks out of paper plates and a variety of other materials.  For a special snack, they made a delicious and “fishy” gold fish trail mix.

Broad Horizons Week 1 Newsletter
jhabig - Posted 06/19/2015 10:06AM

HBBH Newsletter- Week 1


Camp Notes:

Please stay in your cars during pick-up time and a camp faculty member will come to your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park legally do not disrupt the traffic flow.  


Also, please make sure you send your child to camp with a lunch, if not purchasing one from the school, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.


A friendly reminder: picture day is Tuesday!  Be sure to have your camper wear his/her camp shirt on Tuesday to be ready for picture day.


Music:  Younger campers are exploring various vocal sounds and musical movement through songs, instruments, and musical games.  Older campers experienced the joy of music by participating in a variety of musical activities.

 

Lanyard:  We focused on mastering the box and barrel stitches this week.  Some girls used their skills and creativity to work on more complicated lanyards, such as the Corkscrew, DNA, and many more!


Duckland:  This week we read Make Way for Ducklings to get us in the “ducky” mood.  Then, we made our own Mallard family using our hands and thumbs and paint.  It was messy and quacktastic!


Fairyland: The fairies in training went on their first adventure this week to find their very own fairy dust.  The girls were covered in magical dust by the end of their outing!


Mermaids:  The mermaids swam in a relay to find their own sea creatures.  After that, they painted their legs to look like mermaid tails.  Between the glitter and scales, their legs really looked like mermaid tails!


Urban Adventures:  This week we focused on team building activities to develop great relationships with each other.  We made our own coffee filter art, then used these as accessories on our Project Runway outfits, which we made using materials such as garbage bags, paper, and tape.  We also prepared some materials to make jellyfish sculptures at a later date.


Edible Concoctions:  This week, we made pumpkin muffins using spice cake mix and canned pumpkin.  Who knew this simple recipe could be so delicious!


Challenge:  This week was focused on team-building activities and developing trust among each group.  We did this through fun ice breakers and name games.  We also started to develop skills that we will use on the low ropes course.


Improv:  In Improv this week, we worked on using our bodies and voices.  We played a game called Show Me, Tell Me.  For the Show Me part, campers used only movement to communicate, whereas for the Tell Me part, they could only use their voice and no movement.


Games:  Despite the rain, we played a ton of games this week!  There were a wide variety of game played, including kickball, playing with the parachute, and Alphabet Actors.


Table Top Challenges:  In Table Top Challenges, campers have access to various games, including cards, puzzles, math games, collaborative games, and board games.  The focus this week was being able to work together during a game and trying games for the first time.


Crafts: We welcomed in the summer by planting our own sunflowers and making paper sunflowers.  So beautiful!


Ink: In Ink this week, campers made name art, where they created pictures out of their names.  We also used our creativity during some progressive story telling.


Spa:  We used the wonderful scent of fresh oranges to make relaxing sweet orange bath salts.  It will make your bath smell like an orange grove!


Art:  Campers used their creativity to create beautiful textiles.  They drew and painted on fabric. Look for their gorgeous works of art coming home!


Recycle:  The focus of this class is upcycling, which takes gently used or discarded materials and gives them a new life.  Campers used a variety of materials and channeled their creativity and self-expression to create collages describing themselves.  


Kindergarten (Mouse Trap):  The Mouse Trap group is off to a great start!  This week, we made frames for the dads for Father’s day. We also made a variety of crafts and spent a lot of time getting to know each other.  


The three-year olds (Candyland and Chutes and Ladders):  Wow, this week went by so quickly!  We focused on getting to know each other and learning the names of the campers in our group.  We ended the week making delicious popsicles.  Yum!


The four-year olds (Hi-Ho! Cherry-O and Don’t Break the Ice):  This week we focused on studying insects.  We read stories, made craft, and completed investigations all focusing on insects.  We also looked for insects in the garden!  Our special snack this week was Worms in Dirt.  It looked so real!


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