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2019 SUMMER@AVENUES CAMP SCHEDULE

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Signature Language Immersion Camp

Language Immersion Introduction

When we explain language immersion, we like to say that we don’t teach Chinese or Spanish. Instead, we teach in Chinese or Spanish. During the summer, we just have fun in Chinese or Spanish centered around an awesome theme. Language immersion works best when children love the subject matter, and this summer we’re making it irresistible! We will feature a daily rotation of activities like arts and crafts, storytelling and plenty of movement and free play. We accommodate all levels of knowledge and experience in the target language, and both programs will include an exciting field trip. On the last day, families will be invited to join us to see everything their campers have accomplished. Please note that the nursery program is a half-day program from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and campers must be fully toilet-trained and must have experienced separation in the form of a half-day program prior to the start of camp.

Session 1:
Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead!

Nursery (Half Days),
Grades Pre-K–5
July 8–26
This summer we are going full S.T.E.A.M ahead in a three-week action packed session full of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. This isn’t your typical S.T.E.A.M camp because our expert language faculty will guide campers through tons of play-based hands-on interactive projects and adventures all in Spanish or Chinese. Campers will figure out how things work by working in teams to investigate, explore and problem solve while creating works of art using the most unusual canvases and more!
Session 2:
Lights! Camera! Action!

Nursery (Half Days),
Grades Pre-K–5
July 29–August 16
Campers’ imaginations come alive as we create puppets and stories, design costumes and set pieces, and build sets and friendships. We’ll learn songs and dances from some of our favorite movies and plays as your camper navigates through all of the aspects of creative expression, culminating in a live performance and after party! No experience necessary–just a love of fun and play!

Movement, Arts, Sports Camps Introduction

Avenues Multi Sports Camp with Stuart Fern

Grades K–1
July 1–3
July 8–12

Grades 2–3
June 24–28

During the week students will have the opportunity to learn and improve their skills in a multitude of sports and activities. They will experience fun lead up and modified games that consolidate skill development they can apply to specific sports. Sports will range from soccer, basketball, baseball, badminton, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, self defense, fencing, football, and more. By experiencing different sports and developing their fundamental movement skills they will be able to play with confidence and will ultimately discover new passions.
Crazy 8’s for Young Mathematicians

Grades 1-2
August 19–23

Led by two Avenues Kindergarten teachers, Elizabeth Boyd and Kim Turner, this camp will be fun for all young mathematicians! Campers will participate in lots of math challenges, all with an Olympic theme. We will use events like the long jump or the shot-put to explore measurement, data collection, and graphing. On Friday, campers will take a field trip to the Museum of Math. The camp will include teamwork, competition, and lots of math fun.
Dance-a-Ballet with Dina Gray

Grades Pre-K–1
June 24–28

This week-long camp will explore the exciting world of ballet, with Avenues’ movement and dance specialist, Dina Gray. Based on the program she founded with City Kids Dance and the unique teaching style she employs with her Avenues students, Dina will introduce campers to classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Firebird and Cinderella. Dancers will work on basic ballet technique, acting for ballet, improvisation and character dancing. Children will also have the opportunity to make their own props, costume pieces and scenery for their final performance on the last day of camp, with parents and caregivers in the audience.
Global Adventure Day Camp

Grades Pre-K–5
August 19–23
August 26-30

This one-week full-day camp will give children entering pre-kindergarten through grade five an opportunity to play, explore, grow and learn in a safe, exciting summer community alongside our outstanding staff. Activities include arts and crafts, dance, music, sports, cooking, science, drama and more!
In The Paint with Ann Romero de Córdoba

Grades 2–5
June 24–28

In the Paint is a one-week camp perfect for getting into that summer groove by making art! Students will explore various drawing and painting techniques on surfaces such as paper, canvas and found objects. Students will also look at various artists and genres of art, and explore galleries and a museum around Chelsea and the city. This camp is perfect for students who love art!
Superhero Camp with Bryce Clarke

Grades Pre-K–1
June 24–28
August 19–23

Grades 2–5
July 1–3
July 8–12
July 15–19

Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman, Aladdin. What do they all have in common? They do parkour! Parkour is a training discipline developed in France that first grew out of obstacle courses used the military. Now, your children can begin their parkour training in a safe and controlled environment, with New York City’s premier parkour instructor, Bryce Clarke, founder of ParkourNYC. Our camp will focus on how to overcome obstacles, using only the body and the principal patterns of movement, such as sprinting, climbing, jumping, rolling and vaulting. Benefits include improved fitness, confidence and concentration.
Yoga in Chinese with Ann Donahue

Grades Pre-K–1
July 1–3

Grades 2–5
June 24–28

This yoga camp will focus on strength, awareness of breath, flexibility, focus, relaxation, balance, body awareness, noncompetitive activity, and self-esteem while reinforcing and introducing Chinese language and vocabulary. Within these 5 day camps centered around a unique and fun theme, there will be light Yoga philosophy, mindfulness exercises and activities, breathing exercises, guided meditation, child-friendly asanas, concentration and focus activities, group work, partner yoga, creative thinking, games, read aloud, discussions, and more. Chinese will be spoken throughout the week, but this will not be a full immersion camp. No prior experience in yoga or Chinese is needed. All are welcome!
Growing Minds Chess Camps
Growing Minds Chess

Chess Camp with Growing Minds Introduction

Growing Minds Chess Academy will guide campers through the amazing world of chess! The camp will accommodate players of all levels, from complete beginners to experienced tournament players. Campers are divided by age and ability level into groups of ten or fewer, each lead by a top-notch instructor. A typical day in the program will include instruction, activities and, of course, an opportunity to try out new skills against an opponent.

Magnus Carlsen Week

Grades Pre-K–5
June 24–28

Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be our focus for the week. Known as the Mozart of chess, Carlsen began competing at age 5, became a Grandmaster at age 13, and went on to be the youngest world chess champion at age 22. We will examine his games, tactical blows and endgame finesse during the course of the week. And we’ll look at his biggest rivalries and the adversity he went through to become a world chess champion. Campers will have an opportunity to compete in puzzle solving competitions and a tournament, where they will play out the Magnus strategies they’ve learned during the week. This is a camp for everyone, from beginner to advanced.
Polgar Workshop

Grades K–5
July 1–3
August 19-23

We will focus on the most famous siblings ever to play chess, the three Polgar sisters. Susan, Judit and Sofia all achieved high accolades in chess, with Susan and Judit earning the title of Grandmaster and Sofia earning the title of International Master. We will look at their various victories against the top players in the world, including Judit’s victories against former World Chess Champions Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand. Everyone, from beginners to experienced tournament players, will be captivated by the elegance of their play. Campers will have an opportunity to compete in puzzle solving competitions and a camp tournament, where they will play out the Polgar strategies they’ve learned during the week. This camp is for everyone, from beginner to advanced.
Enrichment Camps

Child's Play NY - Acting on Imagination

Adventure Series with Child’s Play New York Introduction

In this half day (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) camp, little thespians are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures. These classes help kids explore empathy, learn to collaborate and boost their self-esteem in a fun, joy-filled environment. Early childhood education specialists are a key part of our Adventure Series summer staff. Come play with us!

Fairy Tale Theatre

Grade Pre-K
June 24–28

What did the Three Bears really think about Goldilocks? What does Giant-Gibberish sound like? And how does it feel to dance in glass slippers? Grab your palace finery and join us in this adventurous and comedic exploration of our favorite classic and contemporary fairy tales—and decide what happens between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after!”
Around the World

Grade Pre-K
July 8–12

From the myths of Greece to the fables of China, come with us to explore exciting lands rich with legends and characters, and perhaps become a legend and character yourself. We’ll sing, dance and (of course!) act our way across the map. Pack your imagination and off we go!
Carnival of Animals

Grade Pre-K
July 15–19

Kids get in touch with their inner “wild thing” and let free their dramatic imaginations using the animal kingdom as inspiration. Our adventures are based on classic stories like the Anansi legends and Aesop’s fables as well as contemporary tales like Circus Ship and Skippy Jon Jones. Storytelling through creative movement plays a key part in our adventuring. We use the orchestrations of “Carnival of Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev to explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends.

Child's Play NY - Acting on Imagination

Make a Musical with Child’s Play New York Introduction

Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Make a Musical program. Kids work in-depth on a specific show and use its plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles. We then layer on theater technique: Students learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers. The unique blend of play and performance is realized in a final “sharing” for friends and family. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers!

Mary Poppins

Grades K–1
June 24–28

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and—SNAP—the job’s a game! Pack your valise and umbrella and join us as we soar with Mary Poppins and the Banks children. We’ll step into our chalk paintings to go on a magical adventure, make our very own kite to fly, step in time with the chimney sweeps and have a supercalifragilistic time learning songs and dances from the beloved classic and its recent sequel!
Peter Pan

Grades K–1
July 8–12

Come sing, dance and fly your way from the Darling’s home to Never Never Land as we adventure inside J.M. Barrie’s amazing tale. We will play tag with our shadows, learn to speak Tinkerbell gibberish and think our happy thoughts so we learn to soar! Dive in the Mermaid Lagoon, swagger on Captain Hook’s ship and sing as a Lost Kid. Join us—Peter is waiting by your window to whisk you away!
The Big Top

Grades K–1
July 15–19

“Come alive” under the big-top explore the musical-magic of the circus with Child’s Play NY! Students will draw inspiration from the history of P.T. Barnum and the plot and score of “The Greatest Showman” to create their own circus-driven plays. Additionally, music from Barnum, Sideshow and Pippin will add to the showcase their original work in a final class for friends and family.
Hogwarts School

Grades 2–5
June 24–28

Join Child’s Play New York as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World. Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final showcase. Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world. In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!
Spark Business Academy Camps

SPARK Business Academy

Spark Business Academy Introduction

SPARK’s unique summer camps have been praised as pioneering by leading business publications, such as Business Week, Bloomberg TV and international newspapers.

Our camps emphasize project-based learning where students “learn by doing” and work towards a deliverable throughout the week in a fun environment. In addition, campers gain soft skills like collaboration, public speaking and presentation skills. These unique week-long experiences equip campers with essential 21st century skills that are increasingly important in today’s global economy.

My First Lemonade Stand

Grades K–5
June 24–28
July 15–19

Let’s sell lemonade! Young campers become “lemonade entrepreneurs” and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, campers have fun all week while developing business savvy. Campers launch the lemonade stand on Friday to raise money for a charity they select!

Add Ons:

Before-care (8:00–9:00 a.m.) – $10/day
After-care (3:00–6:00 p.m.) – $25/day
Curbside pickup and drop off – $15/week


ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMS

In addition to our day camps, we have many online learning programs for students entering grades 1–12. Subjects will include language immersion, reading, writing and math. As part of their weekly schedules, students will complete independent tasks as well as participate in small-group video conferences. The programs will not only be fun, they will give students valuable experience using technology to work with colleagues in far-flung locations. Email online@avenues.org, or go to www.avenues.org/en/nyc/online-education/.


FAQs

Who will be leading immersion camps?
Many camps will be lead by Avenues’ own faculty in addition to highly-qualified bilingual teachers who have been trained in Avenues’ teaching methods.
Will you accommodate allergies?
We pay close attention to allergies and are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please note any allergies clearly in the registration form and feel free to check in with the nurse on the first day of your session.
Do nursery children go outside of the school?
No. Nursery children do not go outside of the school. There is a private, outdoor playground at Avenues. If it is rainy or too hot, children will use the gym or dance studio for movement.

Are snacks and lunch included?
All full-day camps (9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) include healthy snacks and lunch. Half-day camps (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) include snacks. After-camp programs also include healthy snacks.

If my child has prior experience in the selected language, will he or she be grouped in an ability-appropriate group?
Yes. Our camp faculty are experienced in customizing instruction for campers of all levels. They will identify your child’s needs and provide the most appropriate support.

How can I know what is going on during camp hours?
Avenues faculty and administrators are more than happy to share with you how your child is doing. Aside from our workshare on the last day of each session, we will provide daily updates on the summer blog at www.avenues.org/summertalk/. If you have any further questions, simply email summer@avenues.org or stop by our camp office.


EVENTS

Parent Information Event
Tuesday, February 26 8:30–9:30 a.m.
259 10th Avenue in the Black Box Theatre

Family Open House
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
259 10th Avenue in the Black Box Theatre

RSVP to avenues.org/summer or email summer@avenues.org

DISCOUNTS

Early Bird: Register before March 15, for a 10% discount (not eligible for Imagine Swimming).
Full Summer discount: $100 off, when signing up for both immersion sessions.
Sibling discount: $50 off per summer, after the first full-priced child

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

Up to 30 days before the session start date, you will receive a full refund, minus the non- refundable registration fee. Fees are not refundable after 30 days prior to the session start date. Camp fees will not be refunded or prorated for any missed days due to illness, injury or unforeseen schedule changes.

CONTACT US!

For more information, please go to avenues.org/summer
Email us summer@avenues.org
Call us 646-664-0982

Register at avenues.org/summer

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