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Summer Day Camp

Week One: June 20th-24th (Limited Space Available) 
Week Two: June 27th-July 1st (Limited Space Available),
Week Three: July 5th-July 8th (Four Day Week)
Week Four: July 11th-15th
Week Five: July 18th-22nd
Week Six: July 25th-29th
Week Seven: August 1st-5th
Week Eight: August 8th-12th

Day camp is for those 5-12 years old only. The fee is $95.00 a week for Brattleboro Residents and $110.00 for Non-Brattleboro Residents per week except for week three which will be $75.00 Brattleboro Residents and $90.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents.

Camp takes place at Living Memorial Park and runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Children will participate in arts and crafts, sports, games, archery, music, drama, hiking, swimming, and special events.

In addition, after camp care is available 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. for an additional $5.00 per day/ per child. Please sign up at the beginning of the week. After Camp Care will be on a first come first serve basis and will be offered Monday-Friday each week. Pick up for after camp care will be at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

New this year we will be offering pre-camp drop off Tuesday-Friday each week. Pre-camp drop off will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and will be $5.00 per day per child. We ask that you please register your camper with the Program Coordinator on Monday for the remainder of the week as we will be limited to 15 spaces each morning. Please note the week of July 4th will only have pre-camp drop off Wednesday-Friday.

FOR ALL CAMP REGISTRATIONS:

1) In person Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-Noon & 1:00p.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning April 1st at the Gibson Aiken Center.
2) There will be extended in person registration on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center.
3) Or online beginning April 1st at: https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/vtbrattleboro.wsc/splash.html

For all programs, events, facility information and more please visit our website at www.brattleboro.org. Once you are on this page hover over the “Sport and Recreation” tab found on the blue horizontal bar. A new drop-down menu will appear and click “Recreation and Parks”. If there are special needs required for this program, please let us know by five days in advance. Make sure you “Like” us on Facebook at “Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department” and follow us on Instagram at “brattleboro_recandparks”.

For more information call the Gibson Aiken Office at 254-5808 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Track & Field Camp

Ages: 6-14 Coed
Dates: June 21st – July 21st
Times: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: BUHS Freeman Track
Cost: $35 Resident
$50 Non-Resident
Instructor: Cindy Shippee and Recreation & Parks Staff

Notes: Dashes, Sprints, Mid Distance Running, Relays, Long Jump Shot Put, Discus, Softball Toss.

VRPA Track & Field Meet:
Ages: 7-15 on August 31, 2022 are eligible to participate. Participants are ineligible if they were high school freshman in 2021-2022.
Dates: Saturday, July 23rd 2022
Times: TBD

Adventures in Science Camp

Ages: 8-11
Dates: August 22nd – 25th
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Gibson-Aiken Center
Instructor: Mary Grove
Cost: $125 Residents
$140 Non-Residents

Notes: This is a hands-on science camp where we will be doing projects and experiments to build science literacy and have fun making simple solar ovens, solar powered model cars, water-powered and CO2 powered rockets, paper airplanes and experiments with air pressure and simple chemistry. Campers should come with a willingness to try and try again when something is challenging. We will be inside during building, but will be outside to experiment. Fun is our main objective. (Masks are required based on guidelines given by the CDC for indoor programming.)

“HOOP IT UP” BASKETBALL CAMP

Ages: Children entering Grades: 1st – 8th (coed)
Dates: June 27th – July 1st
Times: Grades 1st – 4th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (max. 20)
Grades: 5th – 8th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (max. 20)
Where: Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street
Instructors: Todd Bell & Jay Cudworth
Cost: $100 Brattleboro Residents
$115 Non Residents.

Notes: Basketball Camp is for players of all levels. Participants will take part in skills and drills that will help increase level of play and understanding of the game. Players will take part in various forms of competition, but no player will be forced to participate if they do not feel comfortable. Masks are required, and please bring sneakers and a water bottle each day. Cost includes an official “Hoop It Up” shirt.

Gymnastics Camp

Ages: 5 – 13 (coed)

Sessions:
Week One: July 5th – 8th (4 Days)
Week Two: July 11th – 15th
Week Three: July 18th – 22nd
Week Four: July 25th – 29th
Week Five: August 1st – 5th
Week Six: August 8th – 12th

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (sharp)

Where: Gibson Aiken Center

Instructors: Amanda Montgomery & Karen Gallivan

Cost:
$88.00 Brattleboro Residents (week 1)
$103.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents (week 1)
$110.00 Brattleboro Residents (weeks 2-6)
$125.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents (weeks 2-6)

Notes: Please bring a nutritious snack, water bottle, and tight fitting clothes.

Baseball Camp

Session 1: 7-10 years
Session 2: 11-14 years

Dates:

Session 1: July 11th – 15th
Session 2: July 18th – 22nd

Times:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:
Living Memorial Park (Lower Field)

Cost:
$125.00 Brattleboro Residents
$140.00 Non-Brattleboro Resident

Instructor: Jay Cudworth & Chris Groeger

Notes: At this camp participants will be trained in the fundamentals of baseball. Each camper will receive personal attention to help improve their skills through the use of proper playing habits. Experienced coaches will use their knowledge to help players take the next step in their baseball development. All participants must come with glove, cleats / sneakers & bat if you own one.
**A minimum of 10 participants is required and a max of 24 will be accepted.**

Softball Camp

Ages: 3rd – 8th Grade

Dates: July 25th – 29th

Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Living Memorial Park (Lower Field)

Cost:
$125.00 Brattleboro Residents
$140.00 Non-Brattleboro Resident

Instructor: Jay Cudworth

Notes: With a focus on fundamentals, this softball camp will help participants develop good habits and proper technique that players will be able to utilize on the softball field. Experienced coaches will help increase knowledge of the game, and build confidence at the plate. All participants are required to come with glove, cleats or sneakers & bat (if you own one). And pack a snack for a morning break.
**A minimum of 12 participants is required and a max of 24 will be accepted.**

Tennis Camp

Ages: 11 – 15 years Old

Dates:
June 20th – June 24th (Girls Camp) (max 8)
July 11th – July 15th (Boys Camp) (max 8)

Times: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: BUHS Tennis Courts
Cost:
$110.00 Brattleboro Residents
$125.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents

Instructor: Ed Powers

Notes: Learn proper technique, play games, and focus on becoming a great tennis player! Let Coach Powers take your game to the next level!! No experience necessary. Equipment loans are available for new players on a limited, first come first serve basis.

Fencing Camp

Ages: 7 – 13 years old

Dates:
August 8th – August 12th (week 1)
August 15th – August 19th (week 2)
August 22nd – August 26th (week 3)

Times: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium

Cost: The fees listed below are per week:
$130.00 Brattleboro Resident
$145.00 Non-Brattleboro Resident

Instructor: Reily Mumpton

Notes:
We’ll explore an introduction to Western Martial Arts and the forms of combat pursued and developed within Medieval Europe. Students will learn the basics of combat, self-defense, and a history of swordplay within medieval society. Bring comfortable, clean soled shoes and prepare to lunge into action. Masks are optional for all individuals inside the building. Be sure to bring a water bottle and a snack daily.

Voltage Soccer Camp

Ages: 8-14 Years Old (Co-ed)

Dates:
Session I July 5th – July 8th
Session II August 1st – August 5th

Times:
Session I 9:00am – 12:30pm
Session II 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: West River Park Multi-Purpose Field

Cost:
$135.00 Brattleboro Residents
$150.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents
***Discounts are available if desired for multiple kids/weeks of Voltage Camp. If you would like the discounted price please call 802-254-5808 for more information. Discounts not available for online registrations.***

Notes: The camp offers an opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a fun yet competitive environment. Fundamentals, as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer, will be taught, with an emphasis is placed on the development, improvement, and refinement of basic playing skills. Players will need shin guards, water bottle, and bring a snack.

Field Hockey Camp

Ages: 3rd – 8th Grade

Dates: June 28th-August 9th (Tuesday Evenings)

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where: West River Multi-Purpose Field

Instructors: BUHS Varsity Coaches and Players

Cost:
$60.00 Brattleboro Residents
$75.00 Non-Brattleboro Resident

Notes: Youth Field Hockey Camp is for players of any level. Coaches will be working with campers on fundamentals and increasing knowledge of the game. Limited sticks available for use. Please bring your own stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards and water bottle.

Boys Lacrosse Camp

Ages: 3rd – 8th Grade

Dates: June 29th—August 3rd (Wednesday Evenings)

Times: 4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

Where: West River Park Multi-Purpose Field

Cost:
$55.00 Brattleboro Residents
$70.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents

Instructor: Chris Sawyer & Varsity Players

Notes: Participants attending this camp will be trained in the fundamentals of lacrosse. All campers will receive personal attention toward skill improvement and knowledge of the game. Experienced coaches and Varsity players will help take campers to the next level of the game. All participants are required to wear a mask. Please come with cleats/sneakers, water bottle, snack, stick, helmet & gloves.

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Ages: 3rd – 8th Grade

Dates: June 29th-August 3rd (Wednesday Evenings)

Times: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where: West River Park Multi-Purpose Field

Cost:
$55.00 Brattleboro Residents
$70.00 Non-Brattleboro Resident

Instructor: Morgan Derosia & Brianna Paul

Notes: Join Coach Derosia and Coach Paul for some skills & drills working on fundamentals and knowledge of the game. All participants will use their new skills and knowledge in game situation. Please bring you’re a stick, goggles mouth guard, water bottle, cleats / sneakers.

Mountain Biking Camp

Ages: 4th – 8th Grade

Dates: August 22nd – August 26th
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Living Memorial Park – Lower Parking Lot

Cost:
$60.00 Brattleboro Residents
$75.00 Non-Brattleboro Residents

Instructor: Michael Davern & Nate LaChance

Notes: Are you ready to ride faster and with more confidence? Come join us and see an immediate improvement in your riding skills. You’ll learn how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves. Join us on rides covering the local terrain and trails. Must have your own bike.

We’re delighted that you’re considering Takodah. We know summer camp is a huge decision, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us at 603-352-0447 or info@takodahymca.org. We’ll help you decide if Takodah is right for your child, and we’ll even connect you with a current camp family who will share their experiences with you.

VOTED BEST OVERNIGHT CAMP

Regarded as one of the great New England camps, Takodah is consistently voted Best Overnight Camp in New Hampshire. With a camping heritage that goes back 100 years, Takodah will give your child the connection, confidence, and character to reach their full potential.

1-WEEK BOYS CAMP
Boys, Ages 8-12, $1000 per child

Session 1A: June 26 – July 2 (South Camp)
Session 1B: July 2 – 8 (South Camp)

1-WEEK GIRLS CAMP
Girls, Ages 8-12, $1000 per child

Session 1A: June 26 – July 2 (North Camp)
Session 1B: July 2 – 8 (North Camp)

2-WEEK BOYS CAMP
Boys, Ages 8-15, $1975 per child

Session 1: June 26 – July 8 (South Camp)
Session 2: July 10 – 22 (South Camp)
Session 3: July 24 – August 5 (North Camp)
Session 4: August 7 – 19 (North Camp)

2-WEEK GIRLS CAMP
Girls, Ages 8-15, $1975 per child

Session 1: June 26 – July 8 (North Camp)
Session 2: July 10 – 22 (North Camp)
Session 3: July 24 – August 5 (South Camp)
Session 4: August 7 – 19 (South Camp)

4-WEEK CAMPS
Boys & Girls, Ages 8-15, $3750 per child

For many returning campers, two weeks simply isn’t enough time at Takodah! Register for two sessions, and you’ll save $200 on your camp fees (reflecting in the rate above).

2022 Kids on Campus

In Living Colors

Location: Redfern Art Center

Date: Monday June 27th-Friday July 1st

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $225

This camp is open to children entering Grades 4th-8th.

Join NHDI teaching Artists at Keene State College’s Kids on Campus for a week of celebrating color and art through dance and movement and the creative nature that resides in all of us. In Living Colors is a dance experience that will explore the science behind color and the ways which we, as human artists express emotion and ideas in our culture and community involvement. Not only will dancers learn energetic and engaging choreography, they will work to create their own as well. Registration is through Keene State College’s continuing education program. Registration will open in March. Price includes a t-shirt and a performance on the last day.

2022 NHDI Experience

Move It

Location: Russell Field, Peterborough. This program will take place outside.

Date: Monday July 18th- Thursday July 21st. Friday July 22nd will be the rain date.

Times: 9:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $49 residents/$55 non-residents

This camp is open to children entering Grade 1st-6th.

Led by New Hampshire Dance Institute’s (NHDI’s) Residency Director, Lisa Cook, and hosted by Peterborough Recreation Department, NHDI’s Summer Dance Experience “MOVE IT!” develops children’s’ enthusiasm for movement and broadens their dance experiences with accessible “follow me” instruction accompanied by games & challenges to activate body and brain. No prior dance experience is necessary, just put on your sneakers and join in the fun! Price includes a t-shirt and a final performance on the last day.

2022 NHDI Summer Intensive UnEarthed!

NHDI’s summer dance camp develops children’s enthusiasm for movement and broadens their dance experiences. 

Location:  Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College

Dates:  Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 12 (Monday-Friday)

Times:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $415 for registration prior to June 1 and $440 for registration after June 1. [Sibling discount $35.]

The Summer Intensive is open to children entering 2nd through 10th grades for the 2022-23 school year.

NHDI’s summer intensive is back at KSC Redfern Arts Center for two weeks of digging into dance and beginning an archeological adventure. Through lively music and movement we will uncover the material remains of the past in pursuit of a better understanding of the human culture of yesterday, today and tomorrow. What can we learn from our ancestors that can help us now and as we move forward. NDI master teaching artist Dufftin Garcia will return as a guest teaching artist to offer some challenging choreography and infamous intensity.

No prior dance experience is necessary! A free performance for family will be held at Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. More information on this performance will be posted soon.

All CDC and NH State health guidelines will be followed. Health and safety guidelines are subject to change.

Financial Assistance

NHDI strives to give all children a chance to dance!  NHDI has a limited amount of financial assistance available to eligible Summer Intensive students.  Financial assistance will not cover the full registration fee. 

The following MUST be completed by June 15th in order for a Financial Assistance Application to be considered: 

All information you provide on the Financial Assistance Application is strictly confidential.

No refunds.

Welcome to the 17th year of Kids on Campus! Offered by Keene State’s Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, and held on our beautiful campus, this program combines fun and learning for youth entering preschool through 8th grade.

We’re excited about our 2022
offerings and look forward to having your child join us. Kids on Campus always emphasizes small groups with plenty of individual attention for
students.

This summer, all classes will run for a full day (9am-4pm).
While most classes are designed for preschool, and entering grades 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8, we encourage you to select classes based on your child’s
interest and maturity level.

If you have questions about class content, please don’t hesitate to contact us. To register or for more information
about our program, fees, and refund policies, please go to: www.keene.edu/kids.

Questions? We’re happy to help!
Just email us at continuing-ed@keene.edu

Summer fun and learning are closer than you think.

Summer 2022 dates:

  • June 27 – July 1 in collaboration with New Hampshire Dance Institute
  • July 11 – 15
  • July 18 – 22
  • July 25 – 29
  • August 1 – 5

Register here! You may want to refer to these registration directions.

Tuition:

  • Preschool $250/week
  • GoSTEM $275/week
  • All other classes $225/week

Summer 2022 class offerings:

Parents are responsible for supplying lunches as well as snacks and drinks for morning and afternoon break time. Parents will be dropping and picking up their child at a central outdoor location. Keene State staff members supervise all breaks and lunches.

Preschool (Ages 3.5 to 5)

Buggin’ Out
Grab your magnifers because we’re on a
mission. We’ll set out to explore bugs; from
insects to spiders and everything in between!
Instructor: Brittiny Walker. July 11 – 15.

Wild & Free
Explore the animals that live wild and free
every day. From wild turkeys to bears, and
even bunnies; we will take a look at their
habitats, diets, and so much more! Instructor:
Brittiny Walker.
July 18 – 22.

Stink, Stank, Stu
Phew….What is that smell? Join us as we
explore many smelly creatures that live in the
wild. Help us to answer questions like; Why
does a skunk smell? and Who are some of
their other smelly friends? Instructors: Brittiny
Walker. July 25 – 29.

Flowers, Trees, and Pollinators
Where do flowers get their colors from? Why
are bees and bugs so attracted to plants?
What makes leaves change colors? These are
all questions that we are going to explore and
answer this week! Instructor: Brittiny Walker.
August 1 – 5.

Entering Grades 1 – 2

All Things Disney
Do you love all things Disney? Do you love to
paint? Learn about the different parks and
many of the characters too. Spend the week
painting and doing crafts all about Disney.
The best part is you will have a book and
some crafts to share after the week is over.
Instructor: Tina Thayer. July 25 – 29.

Be Your Own Superhero
Wonder Woman, SpiderMan, Batman, and you! In this class, we’ll make our own superhero,
complete with mask and cape. We’ll learn about superhero jobs and what makes a “superhero.” We’ll create your own superhero
powers while discovering our own strengths.
Expect plenty of stories, games, crafts, and
singing and dancing – being a superhero is
lots of fun! Instructor: Amber Sanderson.
August 1 – 5.

Fantastic Fairy Tales
Take a step back into the enchanting world of
fairy tales. Read, create projects, and be
challenged with STEM activities based on
well-known fairy tales. Instructor: Melissa
Scott. July 11 – 15.

Magnificent Monsters
This week is all about monsters! We’ll enjoy games and books about monsters, sing and dance to monster songs, and even make our own monsters and tell stories about them.
There will be plenty of time to play outside, and to talk about some of the “monsters” we all experience, like worry monsters and feelings monsters. Instructor: Amber Sanderson.
July 11 – 15.

Trip to the Zoo
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! If you love
animals, this is the class for you. Each day you’ll learn about a different zoo as well as the animals that live there. We’ll have fun
observing the animals in their zoo habitat, reading books, making art, and playing games. Instructor: Becky Fisk. July 18 – 22

Under the Sea
I am excited to investigate the animals of the sea with you. Through hands-on activities, projects and STEM challenges we will explore the deep blue sea. Instructor: Melissa Scott.
August 1 – 5

Wonderful World of Science
Study the sciences!! Spend your time studying
physical, life, and earth science through various reading and STEM activities. Students
will be encouraged to ask questions, develop models and plans, carry out investigations, and analyze and interpret data along with many other real-life skills. Be ready to engage
your mind in science! Instructor: Becky Fisk.
July 25 – 29.

You!
All about you, because you are important and special! Let’s learn about ourselves and our special skills and talents. Cooperative
projects will help us learn how our special skills and talents work together with others. We’ll play plenty of games, sing and dance,
tell stories, read books, and have lots of active play time. We can’t wait to meet YOU!
Instructor: Amber Sanderson. July 18 – 22.

Entering Grades 3 – 5

American Girl Dolls
A Visit Through History- Over the years, the American Girl company has released 17 featured historical (“Be Forever”) dolls spanning from Kaya of 1764 to Courtney representing 1986. During this week, we will explore over 220 years of American history through crafts, games, activities, local
museum tours, video clips, and read aloud story time. Instructor: Mandi Slate. July 18 –22.

History Detectives
Seeking junior history detectives who love a
good mystery! Detectives will be trained in the techniques used by professionals to solve
mysteries at museums. They will then use their skills to assist chief detectives with their investigation into a mysterious case involving
a buried fortune somewhere in Keene. Adding to the fun will be plenty of walking
field trips to explore the Wyman Tavern, the
Historical Society of Cheshire County, and our
wonderful Walldogs murals. Instructor: Jenna
Carroll. July 25 – 29.

Illuminated Puppets
Everyone is mystified and mesmerized by things that light up or glow. In this class, we’ll learn about foam puppets and how to build them. We’ll also learn how to sew with conductive thread, making electrical circuits in our puppets so they light up. Florescence
skins on our creations will make them glow in ultraviolet light. This will be a very unique puppetry experience! Instructor: Eric Weiss.
July 25 – 29.

In Living Colors (grades 4 – 8, offered as a
collaboration with the NH Dance Institute)
Join NHDI teaching Artists at Keene State College’s Kids on Campus for a week of celebrating color and art through dance and movement and the creative nature that resides in all of us. In Living Colors is a dance experience that will explore the science
behind color and the ways which we, as human artists express emotion and ideas in our culture and community involvement.
Not only will dancers learn energetic and engaging choreography, they will work to create their own as well. Price includes a
t-shirt and a performance on the last day.
June 27 – July 1.

International Travelers
Do you enjoy learning about other countries? If you do, grab your passport and
come on an adventure with us. We will hop around the globe and learn about other
countries. We will create a book for you to share what you learned and do some crafts too. We will also visit the Keene International
Market on Emerald Street to see many products and spices from other countries
that are not available in local grocery stores.
Instructor: Tina Thayer. August 1 – 5.

Learn to play and play to learn!
This week will be spent using a variety of simple and classic materials to experience the joys of childhood fun and learning.
Activities will include chalk drawings for math challenges, creative building with cardboard, and listening to music to
promote movement and self-expression. We
will create and tell stories while we explore nature around us. Creativity and joyful exploration await! Instructor: Stephanie
Fullmer-Smith. August 1- 5.

LEGO® Fun
Do you love to create with Legos and wish you could show your family and friends? If you do, this is the class for you! Come spend
the week building and then I will take photos of the First 4 days of creations and we will put them in a book. Then you will write a
little about your creation. This will be a great book you can share long after the summer.
Instructor: Tina Thayer. July 11 – 15.

Ocean Life
Have you ever wondered what animals call the ocean home? Let’s explore together! Through hands-on activities and crafts, we
will investigate the deep blue sea and all that can be found in the ocean! Instructor: Sophie
Bushey, July 11 – 15.

What’s your Story?
Have you ever wanted to write your very own
book? Well now is your chance to be both authors AND illustrators. We will spend our time writing outside on the beautiful campus of Keene State College, as well as doing
group writing workshops, acting out the characters we create, and taking time to learn about the steps it takes to write a finished
book. Everyone will have the opportunity to
illustrate their story using online illustrating
programs, as well as drawing by hand with
provided art supplies. At the end of the week, everyone will have a typed and printed copy of their very own book to take home!
So, what are you waiting for? What’s your story? Makayla Frazier, July 18 – 22.

Grades 6 - 8

Advanced LEGO® with Pneumatics/Renewable
Energy
Use your engineering, physics, science, and math skills while having fun building and customizing motorized machines. Combine renewable energy sources such as solar and
wind with pneumatic components that harness
the power of air pressure. We’ll also get the opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and how it is used locally. Instructor:
Sam Sintros. August 1 – 5.

Adventurer’s Guide to Dungeons and Dragons
Whether you are a new adventurer or an
experienced traveler of the forgotten realms, this week will be one filled with creativity, exploration, and fun. Through character
creation, world-building, map-making, and other-worldly exploration, students will collaborate to create adventures and memories. Throughout the week, students will be
introduced to the game, participate in collaborative
creative workshops, and develop strong team-building skills as their characters work to
defeat enemies, escape treacherous puzzle-traps, and save the land the heroes call home. No previous dungeon experience is
required – adventure awaits! Instructor Ian
Kaplan. August 1 – 5.

Artemis Fowl–Hack Attack!
Read fantasy novel Artemis Fowl together throughout the week and learn about boy genius Artemis as he attempts to overthrow the
fairies. Study the fairy language, and create a
coded language of your own. If you’re up to the
challenge–decipher and “hack” someone else’s
code and finish their starter sentence! Instructor:
Meaghan Breen. July 11 – 15.

GoSTEM
The GoSTEM program this year will focus on the
science of flight, drone technology, and data
science – why things fly, how drones work, how
information is coded, and how data is analyzed
and presented. This camp is designed to empower girls and young women to strengthen curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We’ll explore the physics of flight, build and fly drones, dive into computer coding, and demystify data science through hands-on activities. Women professionals with experience in these technologies will Zoom in
to share their careers. Students will build,
learn to fly, and take home their own drone.
Director: Susan Silk. Instructors: Lisa Hix, Sarah
McGregor, and Susan Romano. July 25 – 29.

In Living Colors (grades 4 – 8, offered as a
collaboration with the NH Dance Institute)
Join NHDI teaching Artists at Keene State College’s Kids on Campus for a week of celebrating color and art through dance and movement and the creative nature that resides in all of us. In Living Colors is a dance experience that will explore the science
behind color and the ways which we, as human artists express emotion and ideas in our culture and community involvement. Not only will dancers learn energetic and engaging
choreography, they will work to create their own as well. Price includes a t-shirt and a performance on the last day. June 27 – July 1.

Party with Pendragon!
Discuss the elements of fiction and fantasy as
we read Pendragon–Denduron, a story about
a 14-year-old boy who discovers he must
travel through time and space to save the
universe! Learn about descriptive language
and “show, don’t tell” technique to do a short
write up of your own make-believe world, oranimal, with optional illustration. Instructor:
Meaghan Breen. July 18 – 22.

Save a Life
Imagine having the skills you can use to save
someone’s life! This weeklong class will cover
basic First aid as well as CPR and use of an
AED. At the end of the week you will have
achieved a certification from the American
Heart Association. Instructor: Sharon Breidt.
July 18 – 22

Science Explorers – Into the Microworld
Curious about living things, especially the ones that can’t be seen with the naked eye? This class is for you! We’ll be working in the
KSC microbiology labs with test tubes, Bunsen burners, and other lab equipment to explore the Microworld, the (almost) invisible world of
microbes that are on you, in you, and all around you. Bring your curiosity, and get
ready to earn your lab coat credentials –young scientists, we need YOU. Instructor:
Loren Launen. July 11 – 15.

Wizardry Week
Jump into the magical world of Harry Potter and participate in potions class, cast spells, complete challenges, and experience the magical wizarding world. Participants will
make their own wand, conduct science experiments, go on quests around campus, make crafts, and play games inspired by the series. Instructor: Ian Kaplan. July 25 – 29.

Youth in Motion
Youth in Motion is a great opportunity for children who identify as gender diverse to engage in physical activity. Sports and
fitness are known for being separated by gender, but there are so many activities
where gender doesn’t have to be included at all. Youth in Motion is focused on creating a safe space for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth to explore movement and build confidence with
exercise. Activities include obstacle courses,aerobic drumming, TRX training, Zumba, racket games, line dancing, yard games,
mindfulness activities, and so much more!
Instructors: Mel Adams and KSC students.
August 1-5

4 years – grade 3

Children ages 4 through grade 3 are invited to join MoCo Arts for CupCAKE, a fun introduction to performing and creative arts, that challenges campers to use their imagination and think in new ways.

CupCAKE camp runs for four weeks: June 27-July 1 & August 1-19, 2022, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with drop off times beginning at 8:00 a.m Parents can sign kids up for one, two, three or all four weeks of camp. Aftercare available from 3-5 p.m. for an additional cost. 

Each week focuses on a theme that includes singing, dancing, and creative arts projects, culminating in a musical theatre performance at the end of the week.

MoCo provides props and costumes that stimulate young campers’ minds and builds in playtime where children can socialize and have fun being kids.

CupCAKE campers develop important life skills like teamwork, listening, self-awareness, patience, confidence and how to support others in a group setting.

How much do CupCAKE Summer Camps cost?

$220 /week

Aftercare will be available Monday-Thursday, 3-5 p.m. for an additional $12 per day.

Tuition Assistance is available.

3rd grade and Up

Creative Arts at Keene (CAKE) Summer Camp award-winning, multi-arts summer day camps provide children and teens with the skills they need to build confidence while making friends and exploring their creativity. For over 20 years, MoCo has taken summer fun to the next level with its popular Creative Arts at Keene a.k.a. CAKE camp.

CAKE will run in-person for four weeks, from July 5– July 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students can register for one, two, three or all four weeks of CAKE camp during the month of July (students must participate in Week 1, 2 or 3 to enroll in Week 4).

Named an outstanding summer arts program by the National Endowment for The Arts, CAKE draws students from the Monadnock Region and beyond – families are planning vacations that include CAKE (and CupCAKE!) as part of their special experience visiting the area.

How much does C.A.K.E. cost?

  • Half Day = $115 per week
  • Full day = $225 per week

Sign up before May 1 for an early bird discount! $800 for all four weeks of camp!

Take advantage of our sibling discount! MoCo is now offering a 10% discount for families who sign up multiple children for our vacation and summer camps. Siblings will be kept together in classes.

Summer Camp

Enjoy five days of fun, learning the basics of mixed martial arts!

This summer camp is designed to instill confidence, discipline, respect, and self awareness in children ages 5-12.

Your child will be introduced to a combination of brazilian jiu-jistu, boxing, wrestling, judo, and muay thai. Campers will also enjoy yoga and meditation at the start and end of each day to center and calm. Topics of discussion outside of practice will include bullying, utilizing mma for self defense, and the history of martial arts.

Dates:
June 20-24, 2022
July 11-15, 2022
August 15-19, 2022

Times: 1-4pm
Ages: 5-12

Registration Fee: $75

Cost (without equipment + uniform): $150

Cost with equipment + uniform: $280

Required Items: Gloves ($20), Gi ($100), Mouthguard+Case ($10)

Optional Item: Rashguard $50, T-Shirt $20

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