Serious Fun on the Idea Playground
Remember what summers used to be like, when there was the freedom to learn how to be a kid on the job-- playing, exploring, making messes, building friendships, finding answers then starting all over again?We’ve been thinking hard on the magic of summer and how to have a throw-back summer for the world we live in now. Summer for me has a smell, a taste, a sound. Does yours? Can you smell the paste and crayons? Feel the warm breeze as you chase your friends? Hear the hand-game songs while trying to keep the hand-clapping rhythm? Taste the sweetness of an icy-cold popsicle? Do you feel that sense of adventure and excitement?So how does our camp create these kind of delicious memories for your kid in a world that is very different from our childhood? Come along with me and I’ll tell you all about it (and see it in photos below!)We take the business of being a kid pretty seriously. Seriously FUN. It's like a playdate at a friends house where connections and friendships are helped along by curious questions and the space for shared interests and observations.Within the first hour of camp, everyone knows one another and the week-long laughter begins. Getting lost in the crowd just doesn't happen because there is no crowding (we're big on mission and small by choice.) Your child's curiosity has an open invitation during camp as we practice kindness and respect for one another along our creative adventure. We let confidence grow at its own pace and celebrate the things that make us unique. Kids get to be kids.The art comes first, followed by fun connections to other ideas for organic learning. Idea Playground camps include a mix of mediums and techniques. Campers build skills and infuse their projects with their own ideas whether its with paint, hand-sewn felt or clay. Through art kids find self-awareness, spontaneity, and a balance of silliness with serenity. We provide kiddos the space to value the process and to have pride in a product that is wholly their own. #creativecuriousconfidentWanna know what else we do? (Candice shared some of these in her note last week too!)
- practice creative problem-solving, spatial reasoning, patience and hand-eye coordination.
- make ample space for leadership and self-advocacy skills to bloom while investing in purposeful relationships with each child.
- incorporate time outdoors in a way that supports the week's theme and captivates even the “do-we-have-to?” camper.