Co-Sponsored by Groveland Rec Center and CityLife Church August 27-31, 2018 Monday - Friday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm Location: Groveland Recreation Center: 2021 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105 Children ages 6-11 ( going into grades 1-6) Cost: $20 per child for entire week!
Family Showcase Celebration and Luncheon: Friday, August 31 All parents/caregivers and siblings are invited to come the final day of camp and enjoy what the children have learned and share a potluck lunch together. 11:00-12:00: Program for caregivers to participate in the Music and Nature! 12:00-12:30: Potluck lunch Celebration to build community connections and celebrate with the children
Nature and Music can offer a place of calm for children. Both are true gifts that many busy children miss out on these days. Nature and Out-of-Door Life as well as musical expressions such as singing and dancing promote healthy intellectual, physical and character growth in children. We hope to foster a new appreciation toward the natural world and music to encourage all children in the habit and joy of life-long learning. We are excited to share with your children, ages 6-11, the timeless tradition of folkdancing, hope to encourage the naturalist in them through the habit of Nature journaling and watercolor observations, and train their singing ear and eye through a basic sight singing and ear training method called Solfege (do, re mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do). We also will practice listening carefully to our selected composer for the summer, study 5 local birds through James Audubon paintings, and learn about rhythm through drumming time.
Sample Lesson Schedule from 2017: First Hour:
Story and Song: Welcome and Gathering Time to think about beauty in the world: Nature Poetry
Scientific Artist Study: James Audubon and His Birds (learning local birds of Minnesota through art, each child will receive their own set of 5 high quality Audubon art prints)
Folk Song and Dance
Composer Study and Biography: Training the ear to listen carefully to Music and learning the life of a composer
Snack time with Natural History Story: The Life of James Audubon
Solfege: Sight-Singing and Ear Training
Nature Walk with Journaling and Dry-Brush Water Color and Observations