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Summer Camp registration is open! 

RGS Summer Camp is offered to kids aged three through the 6th grade.  Weekly camps begin June 13th and end August 5th.  Check back here for registration link on March 1st.  Camp is 100% refundable until May 1, 2022 and 50% refundable up until the 1st day of camp.  If you are a no-show or cancel within the 1st week there is no refund.  Early Childhood Campers must be FULLY POTTY TRAINED. 

Camp hours: 
  • 9am-4pm
  • Free early care begins at 8:30am (NO DROP OFF prior to 8:30am) 
  • Aftercare goes from 4pm-5:30pm ($50 per week)  This is offered to Kindergarten through 6th grade students only.  No aftercare for our EC/K Camp. 
 

Drop Off: Parents will drop off children at the MAC and will be required to sign their campers in. Camp begins at 9am but we do offer early care beginning at 8:30am. Students can be dropped off no earlier than 8am. 

Pick Up: Parent’s will be required to sign their campers out each day with their child’s counselor.  All campers will be at the front of school with their counselors at 3:50pm.  Pick up is at 4pm.  All campers not picked up by 4pm will be enrolled in aftercare.  Aftercare ends promptly at 5:30pm and costs $50 a week. This is offered to Kindergarten through 6th grade students only.  No aftercare for our EC/K Camp. 

What to bring:

  • Extra set of clothes and shoes
  • Water bottle (please fill in the morning prior to camp) 
  • Sunscreen (please apply before coming to camp)
  • Hat 
  • Mask (Per current NMDOH guidelines children are required to wear masks indoors. Should this change, we will inform you.)
  • Morning and afternoon snack, sack lunch.  Please be sure to pack plenty of food. Please avoid sugary snacks.
  • Please be sure to label everything with your child’s name. 
 

Full Day Options Only, $325 a week.  Should your child attend our after camp program that is billing at $50 a week. Camp hours are 9am (drop off at 8:30am at the earliest) until 4pm with after care going until 5:30pm.

REGISTER HERE! 

Offerings:

Early Childhood and rising kindergarten camp offered weekly.  Below are 1st through 6th grade camp offerings.

Week One- June 13-17 

All Aboard Earth: Eco-Arts Camp with Michael Meade

1st-4th Grade, June 13-17

This program will highlight principles of ecology stewardship & sustainability through games & activities about energy & water conservation, growing food, waste reduction & recycling. Integrating these principles with emotional literacy, we will undertake arts activities to explore inner worlds of feeling & beliefs about our impact on the world. These arts explorations will lead to a final exhibit that will highlight participants' desires & intentions for personal & collective evolution towards environmental activism.

 

Summer Poetry with Ms.Pagoda 

2nd-6th Grade, June 13-17

This class will explore poetry forms and techniques, with a focus on fun! For inspiration, we will look at both traditional poems, as well as examples of how poets have broken the rules. We'll do plenty of experimentation with our own verse. Then we'll work to “strange up” drafts with revision strategies that make our poems pop. We will end with an open mic ceremony during our final meeting. Recommended for students in 2nd grade and Up. 

 

Yoga with Ms.Green

1st-3rd Grade, June 13-17

Bend, stretch, breathe, create!  This week will be all about the shapes and moves that make up a Yoga practice for all body types.  We will play with balance and strength, solo and with partners. There will be time each day for painting, sculpting in clay and singing (outside) to extend stories and animals named in the poses. Ms. Green is a certified Yoga Teacher who aims to integrate the arts into every single day. 

 

Continent of Africa, Countries Culture- Hands On Geography with Ms.Cottle

1st-6th Grade, June 13-17

Engaging and making our own maps, exploring the countries, and cultures of the continent of Africa.  We will learn about how the continent of Africa is divided into different regions and the cultures/ tribes that live in this continent with hands-on Geography activities. Global Pearls, a nonprofit that works with a school in Kenya and Cameroon will also be a resource for projects. Along with our Sister Cities International partnership.   Learning about Africa also through cooking some cuisine and playing games. Ms. Cottle is the Rio Grande Geography Coach and the New Mexico State GeoBee Coordinator for Nationals. 

 

Week Two- June 20-24 

 

Sensational Spinning! With Liane Brown

1st–4th Grade, June 20-24

For a truly hands-on experience, learn to spin yarn with educator Liane Brown, who has worked for years at Garcia St. Club, NMSD, and other schools in Santa Fe. This workshop will teach campers how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful, and beautiful skeins of yarn, which will be ready to knit or weave. The history of hand spinning and use of different fibers will be discussed with emphasis on regional wools and animals. Come learn this heritage craft!

 

 Multiplication Boot Camp with Kerri Cottle

3rd-6th Grade, June 20-24

Learn fun mnemonics, tricks and stories to help multiplication facts and brain muscle growth.  We will also do hands-on math activities and games that build on our multiplication and division skills.   Ms. Cottle has a BA in Studio art and Psychology and an MA in Special Education.  

 

Art Lab with Ms.Pagoda

1st-6th Grade, June 20-24

The class will involve lots of options to play with color and media while we listen to music and make art. Students can collaborate or work individually. Every day will spotlight a different artist and technique but students will be able to pursue their own visions. Students will compile a portfolio of pieces from the week to bring home! Recommended for students in Kindergarten and Up. 

 

Week Three- June 27-July 1 

 

Toy Making, Take Apart, and Hacking with Dr.Gerstein

2nd-6th, June 27-July 1

Make homemade toys like marshmallow blowers, catapults, flying and floating objects, pinball machines, and puppets.  Also take electronic toys apart to see how they work and create new toys from these parts.  Dr. Jackie Gerstein will guide you through the tinkering and making activities.

 

All Aboard Earth: Eco-Arts Camp with Michael Meade

1st-4th Grade, June 27-July 1

This program will highlight principles of ecology stewardship & sustainability through games & activities about energy & water conservation, growing food, waste reduction & recycling. Integrating these principles with emotional literacy, we will undertake arts activities to explore inner worlds of feeling & beliefs about our impact on the world. These arts explorations will lead to a final exhibit that will highlight participants' desires & intentions for personal & collective evolution towards environmental activism.

 

Esri Geo Mapping Adventures with Ms.Cottle

3rd-6th Grade, June 27-July 1

Campers will learn kid-friendly GIS mapping software through various projects and activities.  We will also spend some outdoor time using other tools to collect data to add to our projects.  Ms. Cottle is the Rio Grande Geography Coach and the Former New Mexico State GeoBee Coordinator for National Geographic. 

 

HARNESSING ENERGY with Erin Gaddis

1st - 6th Grades, June 27-July 1

Do you like conducting experiments and learning about energy?  We can investigate solar cars, design and test windmills, explore water power, and problem solve with magnets. We will explore forms of energy and alternative resources through books, investigations, experiments, and problem solving.

 

Week Four- July 5-8 (no camp July 4th)

 

Team Building and Problem-Solving Games with Dr.Gerstein

2nd-6th Grade, July 5-8

Spend the week playing team building and problem-solving games including escape rooms and break-outs, tag games, treasure hunts, great egg drop, tangram crossing, pipeline, and catching the foxtail.

 

INGENIOUS ENGINEERS with Erin Gaddis

1st - 6th Grade, July 5-8 (no camp July 4th)

Do you like design challenges?  Do you like building and creating new things?  Are you a maker? Are you interested in designing solutions to problems?  In this class we will explore our imaginations, be inspired by nature, and collaborate with others to engineer new, useful, and unique structures.  Using books, real-world problems, and student interests we will ideate, create, test, and improve upon our designs.    

 

Mixed-media painting and or collage with Melissa Merritt

1st grade- 6th, July 5-8 (no camp July 4th)

Do you like to mix colors and experiment with acrylic paint?  Do you enjoy cut-paper and collage? Then you will like Mixed-media painting and collage with Ms. Melissa.  Projects will focus on artist inspiration, materials, skills and techniques as well as student choice and interest.

 

Summer Poetry with Ms.Pagoda 

2nd-6th Grade, July 5-8 (no camp July 4th)

This class will explore poetry forms and techniques, with a focus on fun! For inspiration, we will look at both traditional poems, as well as examples of how poets have broken the rules. We'll do plenty of experimentation with our own verse. Then we'll work to “strange up” drafts with revision strategies that make our poems pop. We will end with an open mic ceremony during our final meeting. Recommended for students in 2nd grade and Up. 

 

Week Five- July 11-15

Weaving and Yarn Arts with Liane Brown

1st–3rd Grade, July 11-15

Three-Five sentence description of Class: Learn the basics of weaving and yarn arts! Using beginners wooden loom boards, students will weave individual coasters and other projects using a variety of colorful yarn. Campers will get to take home their woven creations at the end of the week. Students will also work on a group weaving project that will be donated to Rio Grande School

 

GARDENING AND CRITTERS with Erin Gaddis

1st - 6th Grade, July 11-15

Three-Five sentence description of Class: Do you like to get your hands dirty?  Do you like exploring below the soil, planting seeds, and taking care of plants?  Are you interested in looking for and learning about plants and animals around campus? This class will explore gardening and ecosystems through the magical world of books, plants, pollinators, and decomposers. 

 

Playing with Books & Stories with Ms. Terri Scullin

1st-3rd Grade, July 11-15

In this camp, taught by Performing Arts educator Ms. Terri Scullin, students will use drama, movement, and music to bring books and stories to life. Terri Scullin is a professional actress and singer and holds BAs in Vocal Performance and Music Education and an MA in Integrated Arts in Education.  

 

Week Six- July 18-22 

 

Games+Projects Using Microcontrollers with Coding with Dr.Gerstein

3rd-6th Grade, July 18-22 

Using the microcontrollers, micro:bits (with MakeCode) and Makey Makey (with Scratch), you make interactive marble mazes, operation games, instruments and talking books and characters. Visit https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/scratch-and-makey-makey-across-the-curriculum/ to see a sample of these projects in action. Will help campers learn more about Scratch programming and make these projects.

 

3D Art with Melissa Merritt

1st-6th Grades, July 18-22 

 Do you like to work with clay, wood, cardboard, wire, and recyclables to create imaginative sculptures and installations?  Then you will like Three-dimensional art with Ms. Melissa.  Projects will focus on artist inspiration, materials, skills and techniques as well as student choice and interest.

 

Percussion Party withTerri Scullin

1st-3rd Grade, July 18-22 

Boomwhackers, buckets, and drums, oh my! Come make music this summer with Performing Arts educator Ms. Terri Scullin. Students will use traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments and notation to play, improvise and compose music. Terri Scullin is a professional actress and singer and holds BAs in Vocal Performance and Music Education and an MA in Integrated Arts in Education.  

 

Service Learning through craft Kerri Cottle

1st-6th Grade, July 18-22 

Learn about service and service Learning through this camp that will connect campers with different community needs.  We will bake, sew, paint, draw, create, write poetry and letters to support local and global service projects.  Bringing artistic talents to help others.  

 

Week Seven- July 25-29 

 

Children’s Book Illustration with Melissa Merritt

1st - 6th grade, July 25-29

Do you love to illustrate stories? Do you have a story of your own to tell? Is your favorite artform the picturebook? If you like to make your own books you will love Children’s Book Illustration with Ms. Melissa.  Projects will focus on making mini books, developing characters, and illustration.

 

Music Technology with Terri Scullin

4th-6th Grade, July 25-29

Use technology to make music this summer with Performing Arts educator Ms. Terri Scullin. Students will explore several different applications for playing, improvising, and composing music. Terri Scullin is a professional actress and singer and holds BAs in Vocal Performance and Music Education and an MA in Integrated Arts in Education.  

 

Let's Get Moving and Creative with Coach Walema!

1st-3rd Grade, July 25-29

Join Coach Walema to continue staying active in the summer. We will play games in the MAC and outside on the field to build our large motor skills. We will also have some downtime to listen to stories, sing songs, and have dance parties!

 

Week Eight- August 1-5

 

All Aboard Earth: Eco-Arts Camp with Michael Meade

1st-4th grade, August 1-5

This program will highlight principles of ecology stewardship & sustainability through games & activities about energy & water conservation, growing food, waste reduction & recycling. Integrating these principles with emotional literacy, we will undertake arts activities to explore inner worlds of feeling & beliefs about our impact on the world. These arts explorations will lead to a final exhibit that will highlight participants' desires & intentions for personal & collective evolution towards environmental activism.

 

Art Lab with Ms.Pagoda

1st-6th Grade, August 1-5

The class will involve lots of options to play with color and media while we listen to music and make art. Students can collaborate or work individually. Every day will spotlight a different artist and technique but students will be able to pursue their own visions. Students will compile a portfolio of pieces from the week to bring home! Recommended for students in Kindergarten and Up. 

 

Digital Filmmaking with Terri Scullin 

4th-6th Grade, August 1-5

Performing Arts educator Ms. Terri Scullin will guide students through the process of planning, filming, and editing several different short movies and stop motion projects using iMovie and other applications. Terri Scullin is a professional actress and singer and holds BAs in Vocal Performance and Music Education and an MA in Integrated Arts in Education.  

 

Introduction to Disc Golf with Mr.T

Grades 3rd-6th, August 1-5

Disc Golf, one of the fastest growing sports in the world, is an exciting and inexpensive way to get outside and challenge yourself. Campers will learn the basics of throwing backhands, forehands, and putting(yes, there’s putting in disc golf!) They will also learn about how scoring works, disc graphics, and design their own holes on campus. Each camper will get their own disc to take home at the end of the week.