We are thrilled to announce our
2017 Creative Lives Summer Camps
with
World Story Exchange

July 3 - July 28th
And
Crossroads Academy

July 31 - August 4

Registration is limited to 25 campers per session, so sign-up early!
$200 per week full-day
$100 per week half-day (morning or afternoon)

Note: our camp costs $300/week/student; we are offering all students a scholarship of $100/week to attend via generous support from the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, and the Morgan Foundation.

Tuition is due at the time of registration. Once you have registered your child, please visit the "Pay for Programs" page to complete the process. Please contact the Director at: info@creativelives.org for information about potential scholarships.  

Families receiving State Subsidies through the Department of Children and Families must submit only one $50 deposit by check (which covers reservations for any or all weeks). Your deposit will be reimbursed when your child begins camp. 

Pricing for the Crossroads Camp week can be found on their website (see below)

Join us for all or some of
our wonderful weeks of fun:

SPLASH  - Youth Leadership
July 3-7
For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017
9-4:30 pm at White River School in White River Junction, VT
Swim only option: 1-4:30 pm
with Hannah Jeffery, Autum Siegler, Karen Ganey, and Marcia McNally

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The ideas and creativity of children are an important part of community well-being. Campers will have opportunities to discover a project they are passionate about that contributes to their local environment or community well-being, and then have some fun creating and designing. Avenues for creativity are the community garden, storytelling and theater, cooking, or art and science projects. We'll share our work with families and friends at the end of the week, and have time each afternoon to enjoy the water at the Hartford Pool in White River Junction.

SING – The Global Village
July 10-14
For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017
9-4:30 pm at White River School in White River Junction, VT
Afternoon-only option: 1-4:30 pm

with Hannah Jeffery, Karen Ganey, Autum Siegler, Marcia McNally and World Story Exchange (Lindsay and Scott McClure Miller, afternoons)
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The performing arts are for everyone! Join us this week as we we explore song, dance, theater, staging, and film, while creating a production to share with friends and family. Every child will find the area that most sparks them and contribute their talents and ideas to our final show. Any child who wishes to perform will have an opportunity; children who prefer behind-the-scenes creativity will be supported in props making, set, costume, mask making and other aspects of the design process!  

THRIVE - The Natural World
July 17-21
For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017
9-4:30 pm at White River School in White River Junction, VT
Afternoon-only option: 1-4:30 pm
with
Hannah Jeffery, Karen Ganey, Elisabeth Cadle, Autum Siegler, and World Story Exchange (Lindsay and Scott McClure Miller, afternoons)
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Campers will have the opportunity to dig deeply in the garden, explore soil science, geology, biology, sculpture building, labyrinths, biomicry and more! The natural world is a cornucopia of inspiration as we look at design patterns in nature: packing and cracking, meandering symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, fractals, tessellations, and stripes.

We'll consider soil science in relation to the health of our human bodies. We'll think about patience and thoughtfulness in human life relative to geological timing (a young rock is still thousands of years old!). We'll consider how human design can mimic nature in considering not only what's best for the designer, but what serves the community and the natural world as well.  

EXPLORE - Tinker, Build & Design
July 24-28

For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017
9-4:30 pm at White River School in White River Junction, VT
Afternoon-only option: 1-4:30 pm

Hannah Jeffery, Karen Ganey, Elisabeth Cadle, Autum Siegler, and World Story Exchange (Lindsay and Scott McClure Miller, afternoons)
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Using nature’s designs as inspiration (spiraling, packing, cracking, meandering and more), we’ll let our imaginations run free as we work with a variety of materials to create, build and design.

Sculpture with wood and clay, mechanical materials, cardboard,
natural objects, mechanical parts, and tinkering toys such as legos, kinex, snap-circuits will be available to create with. In the afternoons, we'll take field trips to explore design at local farms, and other cool sites in the upper valley! 

AND:
FINDING YOUR VOICE
July 31st-August 4th
for Rising 5-8th graders

9-3:30 pm at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH
ages 9-13 (register for this course at the Crossroads Academy website)

with Hannah Jeffery and Maureen Burford

Join us this week as we develop our voices through musical composition, arranging, and performance. Campers will have the opportunity to work on vocal and/or instrumental scores, arrangements, setting poems or composing original songs. Any camper who wishes to perform or record their work will have an opportunity!

 

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Did you know?

Research on out-of-school learning programs reveals that summer support is as or more critical than afterschool support.

Having a safe, healthy environment for children in need over the summer weeks can make all the difference in their inner and outer well-being and in their success during the school year.

We find that when children have the support to develop age-appropriate skills, their self-confidence soars and their collaborative ability strengthens as well.

We are actively fundraising for both afterschool and summer programs!  Please consider making a donation today, and partner with us in helping children thrive.