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RIO GRANDE SUMMER CAMP 2019

(REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1st) 

 

We are so excited to be offering another excellent selection of choices for Pre-K through 6th grade campers this summer! Please take a look at our schedule below!

See you this summer! Questions? Email summer@riograndeschool.org or call 505-983-1621.

 

K-6th Grade Camp

Rio Grande Summer Camp offers weekly camps that integrate enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression and adventure-based learning. Morning, afternoon, and full-day options are available. Campers attending the morning session will choose an enrichment class in which they will learn alongside our educators, who average more than 10 years experience. The afternoon sessions will take advantage of our lovely and safe five-acre campus and focus on adventure education, design-thinking, and trips to museums and other exciting locales near campus. REGISTER HERE!

 

Pre-K Camp (3 and 4 year olds)

Rio Grande Summer Camp offers a pre-K camp program for 3- and 4-year-olds. Each week our experienced pre-K educators, led by RGS early childhood educator Peggy Aragon, will design and lead child-centered activities that encourage discovery, imagination, and inspire creativity in a fun-filled, nurturing environment. The rich array of activities include the following: gardening, cooking, dramatic play, art projects, water play, and lots of outside time on our lovely and safe five-acre campus. REGISTER HERE!

 

It is recommended that pre-K campers sign up for at least 2 consecutive weeks.

Please note: Pre-K campers must be 3 years old and potty trained.

 

Weekly Pricing

Price if paid by May 1st

Price if paid after May 1st

Full Day, Kinder-6th Grade (8:30am-4pm)

$275

$290

Morning session, Kinder-6th Grade (8:30am-noon)

$190

$200

Afternoon session, Kinder-6th Grade (12:30-4pm)

$165

$175

Week 5, Adventure, Kinder-6th Grade (short week, full day only)

$190

$200

Week 9, Adventure Week, Kinder-6th Grade (full day only)

$340

$355

Pre-K Full day Camp (8:30-4pm)

$275

$290

Pre-K Morning Only (8:30-noon)

$190

$200

 

Please note, this option must be cancelled no later than one week prior to start of summer camp for refund. 

 

Early-Bird Discount! Enroll and pay by May 1st to take advantage of discounted rates!

*A 50% cancellation fee will be applied to all camp weeks cancelled 7 days or less from the start of the camp.*

 

 K-6 Daily Camp Schedule





8-8:30

Early Care (Free of Charge)

8:30-9

Morning Meeting/Group Games

9-10:15

Enrichment Class

10:15-10:45

Snack/Recess

10:45-12

Continue Enrichment Class

12-12:30

Lunch

12:30-4

Afternoon Activities and Trips

4-5:30

Aftercare ($50/Week)

 

Week 1: June 3-7

Week 2: June 10-14  

Week 3: June 17-21  

Week 4: June 24-28  

Week 5: July 1-3 (short week)

Week 6: July 8-12  

Week 7: July 15-19  

Week 8: July 22-26  

Week 9: July 29-Aug 2

 

Week 1: June 3-7 

 

Sports and Adventure Week (Week 1)

Kindergarten through 6th

Our first week of camp is all about staying active! Campers will have the chance to choose a morning enrichment class of soccer (K-3), Yoga(K-6), or basketball(3-6) with our great coaches! Afternoons will focus on outdoor adventures, with hikes and field trips being a highlight to kick off the summer right! REGISTER HERE!

 

 Week 2: June 10-14 

Sensational Spinning! (Week 2)

Kindergarten through 4th

For a truly hands-on experience, come 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 handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed with emphasis on regional wools and animals. Come learn this heritage craft! REGISTER HERE!

 

Robotics and Coding (Week 2)

Grades 3rd - 6th

After developing some skills in coding using board games and web platforms like Code.org, Tynker, and Osmo Coding, students will use these skills to play with and code some of the newest toy robots including Dash and Dot, Ollie, Ozobot, Parrot Drone, Codey Rocky, Makey-Makey, and micro:bit. For more details, see https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/robotics-and-computer-science-for-elementary-level-learners/. Dr. Jackie Gerstein will help students learn and expand their coding skills. REGISTER HERE!

 

Math and Logic (Week 2)

Grades Kindergarten-6th

Engage in hands-on math activities for making elementary math fun! Join NMSA math educator Samir Malik as he engages campers with exciting manipulatives and games to help them practice and advance their math skills. Students will get individualized practice in appropriate skills. This camp will challenge and engage every camper at their skill level.  REGISTER HERE!

 

Wreck this Journal (Week 2)

Grades 1st-6th

Concerted effort will be made to thoroughly wreck the Keri Smith book by working our way together through her directions. Before and after pictures will be taken and journals will go into the mail on the last day, to arrive even more wrecked at students' houses!  REGISTER HERE!

 

Week 3: June 17-21  

 

Spanish Immersion--Week 3 and 4 (2-week commitment):

Grades Kindergarten-4th

The campers will be exposed to the Spanish language and culture in a way that is simple and meaningful to them. They will learn Spanish through verses, songs, puppets, stories and skits as well as fun games and art projects. We will celebrate the end of Spanish Immersion Camp with a fiesta! Judith Mace, experienced Spanish educator of 20 years, will lead the camp.REGISTER HERE!

  

Chinese Culture (week 3)

Grades Kindergarten-6th

Exposure to Chinese culture, history, geography, and language will be an enriching experience for campers. Dolores Pong, a former SFPS educator of 37 years, will integrate arts and crafts, music, literature, and cooking in the Chinese theme.  REGISTER HERE!

 

Tie Dye and Other Fabric Art (Week 3)

Grades Kindergarten-6th

We will explore tie-dye techniques as well as simple embroidery, patching and sewing. Please send in white/light colored t-shirts, socks and even bedding, plus any old favorite fabrics that could use a repair or second life. 

Materials: dye, gloves, rubber bands, thread, sewing needles. REGISTER HERE!

 

Mindfulness (Week 3)

Grades 3rd-6th

In this class students will learn how to ground themselves in the present moment.

By using basic mindfulness methods and techniques, students will cultivate 

strengths of inner-resourcefulness, self-reflection, self-knowing, inner-peace, and confidence.

The class will consist of: guided instruction, discussion, dialogue, and journaling. 

The methods and techniques provided, are mindfulness-tools, which can be used for the rest of his or her life. REGISTER HERE!

 

Week 4: June 24-28  

 

Spanish Immersion--Week 2 and 3 (2-week commitment):

Grades Kindergarten-4th

The campers will be exposed to the Spanish language and culture in a way that is simple and meaningful to them. They will learn Spanish through verses, songs, puppets, stories and skits as well as fun games and art projects. We will celebrate the end of Spanish Immersion Camp with a fiesta! Judith Mace, experienced Spanish educator of 20 years, will lead the camp. REGISTER HERE!

 

Creative Writing (Week 4)

Grades 3rd-6th

Students will experiment with creative writing prompts and activities. Along the way, they will learn strategies and techniques to strengthen their stories. Opportunities for individual projects, and student choice will abound.

Materials: notebooks for students. REGISTER HERE!

 

Countries and Cultures (Week 4)

Grades Kindergarten -3rd

In this class we will fly our magic airplane to 5 different countries and discover the geography, animals & habitats, art , games, language and foods of the region as seen through children of that countries eyes. We will cook, do art projects, play games, and much more while learning and discovering facts about each country. 

REGISTER HERE!

 

Hands On Science and STEM (week 4)

Grades 2nd - 6th

Explore Science and STEM through lots of hands-on project. Themes include chemistry (slime, Orbeez stress balls), solar energy (solar ovens, solar driven cars), things that move (DC motorized cars and boats), and things that fly (airships, helicopters). Sample activities can be viewed at hereREGISTER HERE!

 

Week 5: July 1-3 (short week)

 

Adventure Week (Full-Day Option Only, week 5)

Grades Kindergarten-6th

Each day will include near-full-day trips to the many beautiful natural areas in and around Santa Fe. We will hike, explore, and challenge ourselves, while having the opportunity to participate in science activities and experiments. REGISTER HERE!

 

Week 6: July 8-12  

 

Toy Making, Take Apart, and Hacking (week 6)

Grades 2nd-6th

Make homemade toys like marshmallow blowers, catapults, flying and floating objects, operation games, miniature golf course and marble mazes.  Also take electronic toys apart to see how they work and create new toys from these parts. Dr. Jackie Gerstein will guide the tinkering. REGISTER HERE!

 

Poetry and Creative Writing (Week 6)

Grades 4th-6th

We will develop our creative writing abilities via reading and writing poetry in class. We will consider playful ways of relating to words to break-up patterns-of-preference with word-usage in order to gain access to the deeper resources of linguistic connectivity (how words can come together in otherwise, unusual, and spontaneous ways that directly captivate a sense-of-things). As well as, we will consider the craft of poetry and the kinds of criteria to consider when examining how to formulate a sense-of-experience into word-formation. It will be fun, engaging, and simultaneously critical. The student can expect leaving the class feeling: inspired to continue to write; a sense of confidence in how to craft creative word-making (poetry); a sense of desire to continue to learn, and at minimal, an interest in a continual connection with poetry, ongoing, beyond the classroom. REGISTER HERE!

 

Guerilla Art (week 6)

Grades 3rd-6th

Students will learn about guerilla art, or free art, both in materials and accessibility. We will make stickers, rock and chalk art, "take one" posters and other creations using found and re-used materials. 

REGISTER HERE!

 

Name: Puppets (week 6)

Grades Kindergarten- 6th

Description: Sock puppets, stick puppets, shadow puppets and Muppets.  If you like dramatic play and creating characters you will love puppet week.  Campers will work with clay, fabric and a wide array of materials to create their own characters.  Their creations will become the inspiration for performing arts activities.  Families will be invited on the last day of camp to see a short puppet show and exhibit. REGISTER HERE!

 

Suitcase Shakes (Week 6)

Grades Kindergarten-2nd 

Imagine the world of William Shakespeare in a suitcase. Each day we will unpack a different Shakespeare play through acting, art, music, costumes, and food. All scripts, props, and costumes for each play are in a single suitcase. Join Suitcase Shakes and see which famous Shakespeare characters and scenes we will take out and experience. On our final day of class, we will perform select scenes from our suitcase plays for family and friends.  REGISTER HERE!

 

Week 7: July 15-19  

 

Weaving and Yarn Arts (week 7)

Grades Kindergarten-3rd

Learn the basics of weaving and yarn arts! Using beginners wooden loom boards, students will weave individual coasters and other project using a variety of colorful yarns. Campers will get to take home their woven creations at the end of the week. Educator Liane Brown will guide the creation. REGISTER HERE!

 

Three-dimensional Art and Sculpture (week 7)

Grades Kindergarten -6th

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. REGISTER HERE!

 

Shakespeare Outside the Box (Week 7)

Grades 3rd-6th

Day One Witty Fools and Foolish Wit 

We will rehearse and perform various scenes and monologues from some of the most fun fools and clowns in Shakespeare’s plays. To continue with that fun, we will also play different Shakespeare inspired board and card games and games played when he was alive. 

 

Day Two - Chef Shakespeare 

Each session involves rehearsing and performing scenes and monologues that are all about eating and food. To round out our day we will sample and make dishes from Shakespeare’s time. 

 

Day Three -  DIY (Do It Yourself) Shakespeare

Some of the best performances of Shakespeare are ones that are fresh interpretations of the over 400 year old plays. In this session, you will choose from different scenes to rewrite and put your own spin on it. We will also watch creative versions of various scenes to help give you some ideas. 

 

Day Four & Five - Lights, Camera, Shakespeare

On these last two days you will expand your original versions of Shakespeare’s scenes created on Day  Three and work to create a short film version including a soundtrack! REGISTER HERE!

 

Wilderness Survival (Week 7)

Grades Kindergarten-3rd

This program will introduce students to the outdoors in an engaging and supportive environment. Daily activities include fun and useful outdoor skills such as plant identification, carving, knot tying, fort building, and so much more! Every day will feature a short hike (weather permitting), active and creative outdoor games, and art. REGISTER HERE!

 

Week 8: July 22-26  

 

Global Shakespeare (Week 8)

Grades Kindergarten-2nd

Take a trip around the world, Shakespeare style! We begin our journey in England to learn about the early life of William Shakespeare. Next, we will take a short train ride to Scotland and meet the scary King Macbeth and make a witches’ stew. After Scotland, we fly Shakespeare Airlines and travel to Greece to visit a magical forest in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Our next trip is to sail along the Adriatic Sea to the Kingdom of Illyria and from there it is a short trip to Italy and Romeo and Juliet. Explore the globe through Shakespeare plays and become a dramatic world traveler, complete with a personalized passport. REGISTER HERE!

 

Digital Film and Animation (Week 8)

Grades 3rd- 6th

Using iMovie students will plan out, film and edit short film projects and create animations using sculpting and drawing.  Through the projects students will work on their acting, storytelling and design skills. REGISTER HERE!

 

Social Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business (Week 8)

Grades 3rd-6th

Learn about social entrepreneurship (starting a business to raise monies for a cause) that includes learning about entrepreneurship through videos and online games; creating a market survey that asks about products, price points, potential nonprofit organization recipients of the profits; deciding on and testing products (past products included slime, Orbeez stress balls, and parachute cord bracelets); creating an expense sheet; and developing a business and promotional plan. More information can be found hereREGISTER HERE!

 

Wilderness Survival (Week 8)

Grades 4th-6th

This program will introduce students to the outdoors in an engaging and supportive environment. Daily activities include fun and useful outdoor skills such as plant identification, carving, knot tying, fort building, and so much more! Every day will feature a short hike (weather permitting), active and creative outdoor games, and art. REGISTER HERE!

 

 Week 9: July 29-Aug 2

 

Adventure Week (Full-Day Option Only, week 9)

Grades Kindergarten-6th

Each day will include near-full-day trips to the many beautiful natural areas in and around Santa Fe. We will hike, explore, and challenge ourselves, while having the opportunity to participate in science activities and experiments.

*An additional $65 transportation fee will be charged for this week.* REGISTER HERE!

 

 REGISTER HERE!!