Be part of fun and expressive theater company. We will learn a variety of acting skills and theater techniques, and then perform a play on the last day of the program. (We very well may write and present our own piece.) To be in the play, you need to commit to be at Artworks for at least the two last weeks of the program. (For those who are only able to do theater for less time there will still be opportunities to perform in smaller scenes.)
Try all sorts of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, mask-making. Work on your own and on group projects such as murals and camp installations. Visual Arts Majors are known for their wonderful exhibitions at the end of camp and their help in working on sets for Theater.
Be part of a video team that writes, acts in, films, and edits its own series of video pieces. Prior video experience is not necessary but will be helpful (as will your own camera). At the end of WaringWorks, there will be a showing of movies we have made. Limited enrollment.
Science Exploration is a hands on Major with distinct week-long activities. These activities may include: Robotics, Flight, Computer Programming, Solar Power, and Biology. Whatever we choose, campers will learn by doing and will also present the results of their learning in presentations to other campers.
Waring Works Jr.
WaringWorks Jr. is a half-day program (9:00am-1:00pm) for children ages 5-7 who love to create and explore. Our fun-filled days include building, painting, drawing, cooking, woodworking, sculpting, pretending, experimenting and investigating the worlds of art, science and nature. We make play houses, ice sculptures, musical instruments, costumes and much, much more. We do astounding science experiments, play great games and take fun filled trips. We will have lunch together daily, at times preparing the food we eat. Group is limited to 12 children so sign up early. Seven-year-olds may participate in the full-day program by listing WaringWorks Jr. as a Major.
When: July 5-28, 2017 Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (Waring Works Jr. will take place from 9:00am-1:00pm)
Children sign up for two afternoon electives from a list of offerings that will be announced in early May. Electives are hour-long activities that allow children to explore new activities in different areas. Last year, electives included: chess, strategy games, improvisational theater, music, photography, hip hop dance, artist trading cards (art), jewelry-making, soccer, writing, and other activities.
There are three recreational periods during the day. The first is when children arrive and occurs in Units (same-age groups). The second occurs after lunch, and the third occurs after electives. These involve a choice of “quiet rec,” cards or board games in the shade, and “loud rec.,” running activities based on counselor design and student interest.
The Waring School offers a highly demanding college-preparatory education, for grades 6-12, which stresses liberal arts in the setting of a supportive school community. The Waring atmosphere is one in which both teachers and students want to learn and believe that school is not an end in itself but is the beginning of a lifelong learning process.