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Camp CREATE Offerings

Welcome to Summer with Camp CREATE

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Camp CREATE stands for Creatively Redefining Education through Adventurous Teachable Experiences, this is the foundation for how we build and facilitate our seven-week summer camp programs. Each camp theme is based in one of the following experiential learning modalities: Robotics, STEAM, Nature or Arts/Music.

We believe that students learn about a topic by experiencing and doing it first hand, especially with others. Each week of camp has a specific theme and we strive to give students the opportunity to truly explore their theme by working on week-long projects, taking excursions to places in our community, and collaborating with guest educators, instructors, and peers in completing tasks, team-initiatives, and projects. 

Camp CREATE Summer 2024 Offerings

June 24th - June 27th: Cascades Academy Basketball Camp

Cascades Academy Basketball Camp is a co-ed basketball day camp for 5th through 8th graders.The camp is designed to help players at any level to improve their game by enhancing their skills including shooting, passing, ball handling, defense, and communication. Campers are provided with active instruction, demonstrations, and guest speaker presentations to help them better understand the game, develop their leadership skills, and improve their teamwork mentality. We help our campers approach all  situations with a positive attitude and become reliable teammates on and off the court.

July 8th - July 12th: Wild Explorers

Delve into the wonders of nature with activities exploring ecosystems, wildlife conservation, animal behavior, and survival skills. Campers will enjoy hands-on experiences like forest adventures and nature art, fostering a love for nature and environmental stewardship. Engaging guest speakers, workshops, and resources make this week ideal for young environmental enthusiasts.

 

July 15th - 19th: Down on the Farm

Step into the exciting world of agriculture with Down on the Farm, a thrilling STEAM-based adventure! Campers will immerse themselves in the captivating world of farming, exploring, discovering, and learning through hands-on activities. From engaging experiments and crafts to silly games, young scientists will uncover the mysteries of food growth. They'll taste farm-fresh foods, experiencing the story of hard work and nature's bounty with each bite. A highlight is a visit to a local farm, deepening their connection to food sources. Campers will get creative by constructing their own model farm. With classic Camp CREATE activities and STEAM fun, this week cultivates a deeper appreciation for the world and develops valuable skills. Join us for a week of growth, exploration, and fun that will leave campers inspired and eager to continue their journey of discovery.

July 15th - 19th: Girls STEAM Camp

In this all-girls week-long camp, students will explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on activities. Campers will create, build, test, and iterate designs and use technology to bring their designs into reality. We'll tackle engineering and design challenges; build and program robots; and learn how to use a variety of tools to accomplish our goals including a laser cutter and 3D printers. This camp will be open to 3rd - 5th graders and will be run by Cascades Academy's science and robotics teacher and the school's Mystic Biscuit Robotics team as a fundraiser for their program!

July 22nd - 26th: Threads and Shreds

Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of upcycling with our nature-inspired adventure. Watch as campers breathe new life into old materials, transforming them into treasures through sustainable crafting and papermaking. This week aims to cultivate a deep appreciation for the environment, while nurturing creativity and a spirit of exploration in every camper. Join us and unleash the magic of creativity in the enchanting setting of our own beautiful back yard.

 

July 22nd - 26th: STEAM Odyssey

In this week-long camp, students will explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on activities. Campers will create, build, test, and iterate designs and use technology to bring their designs into reality. We'll tackle engineering and design challenges; build and program robots; and learn how to use a variety of tools to accomplish our goals including a laser cutter and 3D printers. This camp will be open to 3rd - 5th graders and will be run by Cascades Academy's science and robotics teacher and the school's Mystic Biscuit Robotics team as a fundraiser for their program!

July 29th - August 2nd: Art Among the Trees

Step into a world where creativity knows no bounds. Art Among the Trees is designed for budding artists and combines the thrill of outdoor exploration with the magic of painting en plein air. Amidst winding trails and babbling streams, young artists will wield their brushes to capture the beauty of nature, creating masterpieces that reflect the world around them. Join us for an unforgettable journey where art and nature intertwine, inspiring creativity and wonder at every turn.

 

August 5th - 9th: Time Trek Theater 

Embark on a thrilling journey through time at our week-long drama camp led by Cascades Academy's amazing drama teacher, Erin Maxon. Children will dive into the exciting world of time travel as they work together to create their own original plays. From crafting imaginative stories to designing costumes and building sets, campers will unleash their creativity every step of the way. The highlight of the week will be a special showcase where family and friends are invited to witness the magic of these unique, time-travel-inspired productions. Join us for a week of creativity, collaboration, and unforgettable performances.

August 12th - 16th: Wizard Camp

Step into the Enchanted Minds Wizarding for a magical blend of captivating storytelling, engaging STEAM challenges, and immersive wizarding simulations. Embark on an enchanting journey in the magical realm of Elmridge, shaping the narrative through interactive activities. Learn real-world scientific principles with potion-making experiments and enchanted structure building, attend magical classes, experience Quidditch matches, and encounter magical creatures. With campfires, wand-making workshops, and trained magical counselors ensuring safety, join us for a week filled with wonder, learning, and the magic of the wizarding world.