Summer Camp 2021
Since 2005, it has been our privilege to provide unique and fun summer learning opportunities for students ages five to sixteen. What differentiates us from other summer camps is our small group sizes, careful planning, original ideas, and our dedication to the progress of each individual student. There are different activities every week of the summer, including lots of new and fun learning activities. We have a beautiful, comfortably shady backyard so that we are able to be inside and outside throughout the day.
All of our programs have been designed right here at Renaissance Kids, Inc. We teach real skills in fun and imaginative ways, and strongly believe that music and the arts provide positive outlets for individual expression. Our camps, like our year-round classes, provide opportunities for students to work effectively with others and as individuals. We strive to inspire students to seek creative solutions to problems and to help them discover their full potential.
The description of the weekly themes can be found below. The camp day runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For parents needing an early drop-off or late pick-up, please pre-arrange that with us ($10.00 per hour). There is an early-bird discount for registering by April 17, 2021, and an additional discount for currently-registered Renaissance Kids students (please refer to the registration form for details). All campers should bring a lunch, snack, and extra water. Feel free to call us with any questions.
The weekly fee for each session (9:00 am to 2:00 pm) is $198.00. Early-bird and registered Renaissance Kids’ students discounts are available - please refer to the registration form. Registrations may be mailed to us, delivered in person (please call ahead), or transacted over the telephone. You may also request an email invoice and pay online by emailing your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO REFUNDS AFTER 6/05/21. Refunds requested before 6/5/21 or session changes will incur a $25.00 service charge. Thank you!
Weekly Program Schedule
Session 1: July 5 to 9 – Kids Musical Theater for Ages 5-16
Campers of all skill levels will have fun performing in a short production. Students are immersed in all aspects of the process, including building sets and making costumes. This is a fun way to practice and develop skills in acting, singing, speaking, reading, and memorization. There are also lots of fun games and music activities designed to help performers become comfortable and confident on the stage. There is a performance at the end of the week.
Session 2: July 12 to 16 – Claymation Movie-Making for Ages 8-16
Campers work in age-appropriate groups to create their original animated movies. Finished movies are posted on our YouTube Channel. Campers work hands-on, from the initial idea, to creating the story-board, designing and building the sets, character design and creation, planning the shots, lighting, camera work, recording dialogue, sound, visual effects, and editing. There will be a movie screening at the end of the week.
Session 3: July 19 to 23 – Art and Music Around the World for Ages 5-16
Learn about people and places throughout the world through arts and crafts, music, games, story-telling, and other fun activities. We will delve into each countries unique music, art and crafts, musical instruments, mythology, and more to enrich our understanding and knowledge. Students will be grouped age-appropriately. There will be an exhibit and a performance at the end of the week.
Session 4: July 26 to 30 – Music, Instrument (Piano or Guitar or Violin), and Art for Ages 5-16
This camp is appropriate for both experienced students seeking to advance as well as students wanting to begin learning a new instrument. Each participant will receive one-on-one instruction as part of the camp day so that all students are advancing at their own pace. Lots of other group music and art activities. Group music activities include song-writing, music theory games, and ensemble performance. Arts and crafts include painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. Guitar or violin students, please bring your own guitar or violin. There is a performance and an art exhibit at the end of the week.
Session 5: Aug 2 to 6 - Kids Musical Theater for Ages 5-16
Campers will have fun performing in a short production. Students are immersed in all aspects of the process, including building sets and costumes. This is a fun way to practice and develop skills in acting, singing, reading, and memorization. There are also lots of fun games and music activities designed to help performers be comfortable and confident on stage. Appropriate for all skill levels. There is a performance at the end of the week.
Session 6: Aug 9 to 13 - Music Video Production for Ages 8-16
Make a music video! Students participate in phases of the production, from the initial idea to creating the concept and story-line, designing and building the set, planning the shots, acting, lighting, camera work, sound, dialogue, effects, and editing. All skill levels welcome. It is NOT required that students play an instrument or sing. There will be a movie screening at the end of the week, and all participants receive a link to watch their movie.
Session 7: Aug 16 to 20 - Art and Music Around the World for Ages 5-16
Learn about people and places throughout the world through arts and crafts, music, games, story-telling, and other fun activities. We will delve into each countries unique music, art and crafts, musical instruments, mythology, and more to enrich our understanding and knowledge. There will be an exhibit and a performance at the end of the week. Students will be grouped age-appropriately. Countries, activities, and projects in this session will not be the same as in Session 3.
Session 8: Aug 23 to 27 - Designing Clothing, Costumes, and Accessories for Ages 8-16
Campers create their own fashion and unique designs. The camp will cover elements of design, color, draping, sewing, types of fabrics, types of fibers, and pattern-making. Students will be grouped according to age. Each groups activities will be tailored to their age group. No prior experience is required. This camp is suitable for beginners or any level of experience. Students should bring at least one or two items to embellish or “repurpose.” We will also be creating new items, and invite students to bring in any fabric, buttons, etc. that they may already have at home and want to use.