Engaging Summer Camps for Children ages 4 –8
The World Peace Game Camp for Rising 4th - 8th graders
A Sabot Summer is a series of one-week camps driven by the natural curiosity of children. Each summer workshop provides children with engaging opportunities for exploring and developing skills, sparking new ideas and interests as well as fostering imagination and enthusiasm for the world around them. A Sabot Summer honors the individuality of children and all their intelligences.
June 17 - 21; 9 a.m. - noon
Spend the mornings exploring the wild spaces of the beautiful Larus Park at the edge of the Sabot at Stony Point campus with Robyn and Nancy. The Larus Park features and expansive wooded area with trails and a stream. Children will explore the flora and fauna that inhabit the park, build shelters of natural materials, take hikes, and enjoy the trickle of the stream. Participants should come prepared to get muddy and wet in the camp, which takes place entirely out of doors, rain or shine.
June 24 - 28; 9 a.m. - noon
Studio is a weeklong Reggio-inspired art experience led by Anna Golden, Sabot’s Atelierista. In Studio, participants will plan, create, investigate, rethink, and refine their process. This workshop provides an opportunity for your artists to develop new skills, mess about with materials, and explore the creative process, all under the power of their own ideas.
Session 1: July 8 - 12; 9 a.m. - noon
Playing with water and rocks, building with sticks, having picnics with friends, making fairy houses of natural materials, reading under the shade of a tree — like summers used to be. This camp features unstructured play consisting of building forts and play houses, water play, gardening, games, and many more choices inspired by camp participants on a warm summer’s day. Children love to make things, and we provide media and materials to support individual creations and collaborations that compliment the children’s play. Past campers have made a fort of natural materials, boats to sail on a child-dug “river,” tiny houses for fairies, yarn weavings, 3-d animals, and more. Children will be able to work with art media such as pastel, watercolors, weaving, woodwork and papier mache. Children will have the opportunity to play and create both indoors and out.
July 22 - 26; 9 a.m. - noon
Tinkering is the starting point of invention, paving the way to discovery. Tinkering Camp is an opportunity for young tinkerers to make a plan, realize an idea, build in collaboration using a variety of materials and tools. This week will be spent in the Studio with Anna Golden and in our Caretaker Pippin Barnett’s shop, coming up with an idea, tinkering, and taking it through the process of discovery.
WORLD PEACE GAME
July 22 - 26; 8:30 a.m. - noon
Sabot at Stony Point is pleased to host the World Peace Game Camp. This camp is an opportunity for boys and girls to experience a 5-day intensive version of John Hunter’s World Peace Game.
The World Peace Game is a four-tiered structure that puts the problems of the world within reach of the students. Students are organized into country teams with Prime Ministers, Secretaries of Defense, and Cabinet staff. Other important roles in the game are the Secretary of the United Nations, President of the World Bank, Arms Dealers, Weather Goddess, and the Saboteur. This game exposes children to systems thinking, critical and creative problem-solving, leadership responsibilities, decision making, negotiation, and much more.
For more information or to apply, visit worldpeacegame.org
Please send registration form with full tuition by June 1.