Join us for a Africa!, a Summer Camp taking place July 8-12, 2013
This year 3rd-5th grade campers are invited to immerse themselves in the arts and culture of West Africa! Students will play African children’s games, learn folk tales, play instruments, create traditional and modern art, and so much more!
Camp is open to 3rd-5th graders and takes place Monday through Friday, July 9-13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. A small snack will be provided. To help cover the cost of supplies, there is a suggested, though not required, donation of $25 per student. Our goal is not to price anyone out of attending.
Check out the fun we had in 2012, 2011, and 2010 below!
“Carnival of Greats” was the 2012 Summer Camp theme. Campers threw a ball like Jackie Robinson and navigated the Underground Railroad like Harriet Tubman while learning about some of America’s greats! Each day students earned tickets for completing various games, crafts, and activities in a summer camp that felt more like a carnival.
“Secrets of the Underground Railroad” was our 2011 Summer Camp theme. Campers learned wilderness survival skills, how to identify an Underground Railroad house (hint: there weren’t any quilts involved!), common secret codes, and all about Iowa’s paths that lead slaves to freedom.
Camp in 2010 took a look “Behind the Beat” at the link between music and history.
Monday: Traditional African Music
Tuesday: Spirituals and the Underground Railroad
Wednesday: Jazz, Blues, and the Harlem Renaissance
Thursday: Motown, Rock and Roll, and the Civil Rights Movement
Friday: Hip Hop and Today