Adventure Camps

For students entering 4th grade in the fall through students who recently completed 8th grade, BVRA offers uniquely themed week-long camps.

Research indicates that the time between elementary and high school is pivotal for keeping students engaged in their education. BVRA's Adventure Camps offer thematic half-day programs that challenge students to have fun and learn something new.

Adventure Camp programs are held weekdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., except where noted.

In 2017, we are excited to be offering the following Adventure Camps:

Run, Jump, Throw, Track and Field Camp
June 19th-23rd

Track and Field is one of the oldest and greatest sports in the world. Campers will learn about the basics of track and field. They will receive instruction in all areas of the sport including distance and middle distance running, sprints and hurdles, jumps and throwing events. Campers will learn basic fundamentals in all areas by participating in a learn by doing small group setting. Instruction will come from highly experienced collegiate coaches and athletes.

Tradigital Art Camp
June 26th-30th

We will explore various mediums in a weeks worth of Art Projects, combining both Traditional and Digital Art. We will take a walk outside to capture nature's beauty and put it on canvas. Artists will learn how to turn everyday objects into Art. We will tap into their creative side by exploring their imaginations. We will also sprinkle in a little bit of technology, creating online art portfolios to document their progress and we will use time-lapse videos to capture their journey in a creative, fun way.

Scratch Camp
July 10th-14th

Scratch Camp at BVRA! "Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century". Want to learn code? Ever wonder how your favorite video game was made? BVRA is partnering with CTS to help your child create a game from scratch, one brick at a time. Can't get your child off the computer? Playing Minecraft, Super Mario Brothers or other games? Sign them up for Scratch Camp where they can make their own games in a safe environment. They will learn all the basics to create their own card, game and interactive story to share. They will also begin to make their own connections on how games are created while learning basic geometry and algebraic language.“Math is a natural fit with endless possibilities when teaching with Scratch. Time, percentages, and variables barely scratch the surface of the concepts that can be taught through this program. One can even turn the 'Background' into a giant Coordinate Plane to help demonstration motion along the X and Y Axes."(http://Scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/lesson-ideas-middle-school-classrooms)

Game On! Camp
July 17th-21st

Adventure through a variety of culturally influential games from around the world. Including games from ancient times to the 21st century. Through exploration and competition of classic board and card games like Monopoly and Uno, as well as lawn games like bocce and croquet, we will create our own versions of classic games by altering rules and inventing new goals for games, culminating in creating our own game that can be played with game pieces and materials commonly found in most households.

Locavore Camp
July 24th - 28th

Together we will dive into the wonders, flavors, and culture of the local food movement. We'll explore the healing power of food, environmental sustainability, community food systems, herbal medicine, fermentation, and creative food preparation techniques. We will divide our time between getting our hands in the dirt at the Lewisburg Community Garden & Wild Goose Farm, making & tasting various preserved and fermented creations (such as cheese, pickles, and kale chips), harvesting and crafting herbal medicine, and creating a final meal with locally sourced ingredients to share with friends and family on the last day of camp. We will be unraveling the questions of how to best empower ourselves, our communities, and our earth to experience vibrant health and nourishment!

Magnetism & Electricity Camp
August 7th - 11th

The invisible forces of magnetism and electricty are given physical means as students build and explore different constructs using these forces. Students begin by understanding the directional poles of magnets and what happens when different field are brought together. As students learn about poles and force, they will build a magnetic Hot Wheel's ramp that effects the speed and launch of magnetic marbles. Students will use scientific knowledge and proceedure by predicting the landing spots and measuring speed and distance. Through the concept of magentism, students are introduced to the electromagneitc field; students build a simple and safe electromagnetic motor that rotates with the moving fields. Transitioning into circuitry, students learn to construct simple series and parallel circuits using basic conductors and Snap Circuit kits. Overall students will understand the invisible forces that create force and energy as well as utilize and develop scientific discovery methods through building and creative exploration. Throughout the experiments and constructs, students will be required to record data and discuss observations, predications, and conclusions. The Magnetism and Electricity week is an excellent start to any elementary and middle school student's curiosity in science and exploration.

 

Register
Activity
Ages
Grades
Days
Date/Time/Location
Fees
Run, Jump, Throw Track & Field Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 6/19/17 — 6/23/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Field (Lewisburg Area Recreation Park)
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res
TraDIGITAL Art Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 6/26/17 — 6/30/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BVRA Conference Room (GreenSpace Center  Suite 183)
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res
Scratch Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 7/10/17 — 7/14/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BVRA Conference Room (GreenSpace Center  Suite 183)
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res
Game On! Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 7/17/17 — 7/21/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BVRA Conference Room (GreenSpace Center  Suite 183)
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res
Locavore Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 7/24/17 — 7/28/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Other
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res
Magnetism & Electricity Camp
N/A 3-8 M, Tu, W, Th, F 8/7/17 — 8/11/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
East Buffalo Township Building
$150.00 Res
$150.00 Non-Res

 

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