River Tree Arts

Summer Camps 2014!

 

 

We heart 150x148 Summer Camps 2014! Summer at River Tree Arts!

Our community arts center is busy with camps, classes & private lessons with students from near & far.
This year, choose from Robotics, Sewing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts & More!
River Tree Kids Camps has something fun for everyone, from ages 4-18.

Our faculty is made up of skilled artists, performers & musicians. Our gifted instructors work at River Tree Arts year round, teaching afterschool classes, Homeschool Fridays, specialized school vacation camps as well as our summer camps. Descriptions of our teachers can be found by visiting: http://rivertreearts.org/about/teachers/

{ PARENT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ } * Enrichment Camps run Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00-12:00pm, unless noted. * Mad Science Maine & Theater Camps are 5 days, 9-3pm * All camps (excluding Mad Science Maine) include a River Tree Kids T-Shirt. Additional T-Shirts can be purchased for $10. * When registering, please make note of the age ranges for each camp: each theme & teacher was chosen to be the perfect fit for your child. Campers MUST be within the grades/ages listed. * Pack a snack & drink(lunch too is enrolled in full day) for each day of camp- creativity makes kids hungry!
* We must be notified if a child has a food allergy or health issue, so that we can make sure they have a great time at camp.
* Drop-off is at 9:00am. Due to the amount of prep that goes into each class, we cannot accept early drop-offs.
* Mad Science Maine camps allow a early drop-off of 8:45am: available for Mad Science camps only. * In the event camps are not full, we do allow limited late registrations & drop-ins. Please call us at 207-967-9120 for more information.

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LIVE! ON STAGE. With Ann Guiney

June 23-27. 9-3pm. Grades entering 1-7. $205/members, $225/non members
Back by popular demand! Live! On Stage is an intensive week of theater for multi-age children. Students will learn valuable skills in creative drama, singing, movement and production design while creating characters for the stage & refine their skills. Putting together a workshop production of a 30-minute musical will be both fun and educational. This camp provides a warm and nurturing environment for all abilities, talents & interests. Max.20

MAD SCIENCE MAINE: EUREKA! THE INVENTOR’S CAMP

June 23-27 9-3pm. Grades 1-6 $245/RTA members, $270/non members
Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration”, this camp is 100% FUN! Early Drop off info: Parents may drop of their child as early as 8:45 am {for Mad Science camp ONLY}. Campers are required to bring enough snacks, lunch & drinks for a full day of inventing. Campers will spend time outdoors: please apply sunscreen, etc. prior to drop-off.
Late Fee: If a parent is more than 10 minutes late to pick up a child, a late pick up fee will be charged at $1/minute. Payment should be given to the Mad Science Instructor on the day of late pick up or by the next morning before camp starts.
Mad Science Camp Summary:
Mad Science Summer Camps are entertaining and educational! Our day camps are innovative and unique and are built around various science themes such as rocketry, biology, sport science, robotics and much more. Children engage in full days of exciting hands-on experiments, fun games and amazing demonstrations. Our camps are unique in the sense that we strive to achieve a perfect balance between a child’s learning and being active in the summer time. Our approach consists of Active Learning games that get children outside and learning while reinforcing the concepts they learning in the class room. In typical Mad Science fashion, they also make things to take home with them to encourage continued exploration of scientific concepts and discovery. For more information about Mad Science Camps, please go to http://maine.madscience.org or call 878-2222

THE ART OF STAR WARS. With William Hessian

July 1-3. 9-12pm. Grades entering 2-6 $60/members, $66/non members Back by popular demand! Jedi and the Sith, Lightsabers and Yoda too! This is the science fiction art class that will explore droids, monsters, spaceships and bounty hunters. If you love Star Wars, you will love to learn step by step how to draw all kinds of different characters & scenes. By the end of the class, each student will have a stack of sketches and a few finished colored drawings ready for a frame. Max.12

LEGO ROBOTICS. With William Hessian

July 1-3. 1:00-4:00pm. Grades entering 4-6 $65/members, $72/non members NEW! Students will be using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics NXT Kits to build and program real-life robotic solutions, fostering creative thinking & problem-solving. Science, technology & engineering are the main focus, in a fun & supportive environment. The Lego NXT Kits have been generously sponsored by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Max. 8

DISNEY DAYCAMP. With Ann Guiney

July 8-10. 9-12pm. Grades entering K-7 $60/members, $66/non members
NEW! Students will learn fun songs and simple scenes from some of our favorite Disney musicals: Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Jungle Book, Peter Pan and more. Campers will perform for parents & friends on the last day of class, 12pm. No experience necessary. Come spend the morning whistling a happy tune with all of us at River Tree Arts!

GET MESSY. With Laura Savard

July 8-10. 9-12pm. Grades entering 1-6 $60/members, $66/non members NEW! The name says it all. Campers will be true innovators & pioneers as they discover that there is more than one way to create ART. Many mediums and techniques will be covered in this camp & campers can expect to get messy: please dress for mess. Portions of this camp will be held outdoors & may require a change of clothes! Max.12

LEGO ROBOTICS. With William Hessian

July 8-10. 9-12pm. Grades entering 6-8 $65/members, $72/non members NEW! Students will be using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics NXT Kits to build and program real-life robotic solutions, fostering creative thinking & problem-solving. Science, technology & engineering are the main focus, in a fun & supportive environment. The Lego NXT Kits have been generously sponsored by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Max. 8

METALSMITHING: COLD PROCESS. With Alice Carroll

July 8-10. 9-12pm. Grades entering 4-6 $70/members, $77/non members NEW! Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & design your own designs. Polishing, wire wrapping & cold process soldering will be the main focus of camp. Max. 6

BAND CAMP: JULY JAZZ. With Duane Edwards

July 8-10. 9-12pm. Grades entering 5-8 $60/members, $66/non members NEW! Students will be introduced to a wide array of musical styles. With a focus on the big pillars of modern jazz & its early influences, campers will be a part of a fresh, dynamic ensemble culminating with a show at the end of the week. The music faculty will emphasize the creative skills of each student in the areas of performance, improvisation, and composition. Any instrument welcome. Private music students & school band students encouraged to join in- all levels included. Max. 10

BALLERINA GIRLS. With Angela Hamel Russell.

July 15-17. 9-12pm. Grades entering 1-3 $60/members, $66/non members NEW! Aspiring dancers and true beginners will start of each morning with a ballet lesson in front of the big mirror with Miss Angela. The remainder of each day will be spent creating ballet crafts (fairy crowns, ballet wall art & necklaces, to name a few), ballet-inspired storytime and a final ballet class before leaving. The last day of camp will end with a special tea party- bring your favorite doll, teddy bear or stuffed animal to join in the tea party fun. Max.8

LEGO ROBOTICS. With William Hessian

July 15-17. 9-12pm. Grades entering 4-6 $65/members, $72/non members NEW! Students will be using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics NXT Kits to build and program real-life robotic solutions, fostering creative thinking & problem-solving. Science, technology & engineering are the main focus, in a fun & supportive environment. The Lego NXT Kits have been generously sponsored by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Max. 8

DRAWING CLUB. With Abbeth Russell.

July 15-17. 9-12pm. Grades entering 2-6 $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Work with professional artist & RTA faculty Abbeth Russell to advance your drawing skills. Learn scale, perspective, shading and other valuable skills to make your drawings more life-like & interesting. Fun drawing exercises will be introduced. All materials provided. Max. 12

THE LITTLE MERMAID. With Ann Guiney

July 21-25. 9-3pm. Grades entering 2-8. $205/members, $225 non members NEW! This camp is for kids who love to perform. During the course of the week students will learn to audition and be given roles in a full length The Little Mermaid student-production. Singing, movement and production design will be the focus as campers work with a vocal coach and choreographer. The final production will be 3pm Friday- friends & family are encouraged to attend. Students of all abilities & talents are welcome to enroll in this supportive camp. Max. 20

PLEIN AIR: TRAVELLING ART CLASS. With Abbeth Russell.

July 22-24. 9-12pm. Grades entering 6-8 $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Head out ‘on location’ to iconic locations throughout Dock Square. Sketch studies of downtown Dock Square, ocean scenes, the waterfront & more. In the event of rain, we will hold camp at RTA. Please bring a backpack to carry supplies, a snack & drink. Please wear sunscreen. All materials provided. Max. 8

BEACH ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS. With Bryce Jones.

July 22-24. 9-12pm. Ages 4-6. $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Beaches are an integral part of our community and its where artists young and old gather inspiration to create works of art. Each day, we will focus on a different beach, its landscape, what lives there, and what inspires us most about it. Children will be introduced to basic landscape painting techniques using watercolor or acrylic, sculptures using both clay and items gathered from shoreline, and handmade jewelry inspired by shells and rocks found there. Max.8

SEWING CAMP. With Lucy Hardy.

July 29-31. 9-12pm. Grades entering 3-6 (8+) $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Learn the traditional skill of sewing. Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine as they make an upcycling project from fabric remnants & found materials. All materials included in the fee. Max. 4

METALSMITHING: HOT & COLD PROCESS. With Alice Carroll

July 29-31. 9-12pm. Grades entering 6-8 $70/members, $77/non members NEW! Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & design your own designs. Polishing, wire wrapping & hot and cold process soldering will be the main focus of camp. Max. 8

SEWING 101. With Lucy Hardy.

August 5-7. 9-12pm. Grades entering 6-8 $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Learn the traditional skill of sewing. Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine as they make an upcycling project from fabric remnants & found materials. All materials included in the fee. Max. 4

METALSMITHING: COLD PROCESS. With Alice Carroll

August 5-7. 9-12pm. Grades entering 4-6 $70/members, $77/non members NEW! Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & design your own designs. Polishing, wire wrapping & cold process joining will be the main focus of camp. Max. 6

PLEIN AIR: TRAVELLING ART CAMP. With Abbeth Russell.

August 5-7. 9-12pm. Grades entering 3-6 $60/members, $66/non members. Back by popular demand! Head out ‘on location’ to iconic locations throughout Dock Square. Sketch studies of downtown Dock Square, ocean scenes, the waterfront & more. In the event of rain, we will hold camp at RTA. Please bring a backpack to carry supplies, a snack & drink. Please wear sunscreen & comfortable shoes. All materials provided. Max. 8

DISNEY DAYCAMP. With Ann Guiney

August 12-14. 9-12pm. Grades entering K-7 $60/members, $66/non members
NEW! Students will learn fun songs and simple scenes from some of our favorite Disney musicals: Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Jungle Book, Peter Pan and more. Campers will perform for parents & friends on the last day of class, 12pm. No experience necessary. Come spend the morning whistling a happy tune with all of us at River Tree Arts!

BAND CAMP: ROCK. With Duane Edwards

August 12-14. 9-12pm. Grades entering 5-8. $60/members, $66/non members NEW! Students will be introduced to a wide array of rock-influenced musical styles. With a focus on the fundamentals of rock & its early influences, campers will be a part of a fresh, dynamic ensemble culminating with a show at the end of the week. The music faculty will emphasize the creative skills of each student in the areas of performance, improvisation, and composition. ANY instrument welcome. Private music students & school band students encouraged to join in- all levels invited. Max. 10

MAD SCIENCE MAINE: SPY ACADEMY CAMP

August 11-15. 9-3pm. Grades 1-6 $245/RTA members, $270/non members Become a Mad Science secret spy and take a fascinating journey into the world of detection, forensics, and classified information. Go undercover with your spy name and decode messages from other agents using your top secret tools and techniques. Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigation and sniff out forgeries and counterfeits. By the end of this Spy Academy week you’ll be a real Mad Science Secret Agent equipped with take home investigation tools ranging from Spy Glasses to Secret Safes! Each day includes several exciting take home projects that are integrated into this Spy Science themed Camp! Early Drop off info: Parents may drop of their child as early as 8:45 am {for Mad Science camp ONLY}. Campers are required to bring enough snacks, lunch & drinks for a full day of spying. Campers will spend time outdoors: please apply sunscreen, etc. prior to drop-off. Late Fee: If a parent is more than 10 minutes late to pick up a child, a late pick up fee will be charged at $1/minute. Payment should be given to the Mad Science Instructor on the day of late pick up or by the next morning before camp starts.
Mad Science Camp Summary:
Mad Science Summer Camps are entertaining and educational! Our day camps are innovative and unique and are built around various science themes such as rocketry, biology, sport science, robotics and much more. Children engage in full days of exciting hands-on experiments, fun games and amazing demonstrations. Our camps are unique in the sense that we strive to achieve a perfect balance between a child’s learning and being active in the summer time. Our approach consists of Active Learning games that get children outside and learning while reinforcing the concepts they learning in the class room. In typical Mad Science fashion, they also make things to take home with them to encourage continued exploration of scientific concepts and discovery. For more information about Mad Science Camps, please go to http://maine.madscience.org or call 878-2222

SUPERHEROES DRAWING CAMP. With William Hessian

                                                                                                                                            August 19-21. 9-12pm. Grades entering 2-6. $60/members, $66/non members Back by popular demand! From Batman to Wolverine, and all the muscley men and women in between. Do you want to be able to draw your favorite superheroes better? As a class we will go step by step, learning how to draw classic superheroes & a few villains too. Students are invited to bring in comics of their favorite superheroes to begin learning the fundamentals of drawing, sketching, inking, costume details and learning the figure. Max 12

LEGO ROBOTICS. With William Hessian

August 19-21. 1:00-4:00pm. Grades entering 6-8 $65/members, $72/non members NEW! Students will be using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics NXT Kits to build and program real-life robotic solutions, fostering creative thinking & problem-solving. Science, technology & engineering are the main focus, in a fun & supportive environment. The Lego NXT Kits have been generously sponsored by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Max. 8

BROADWAY BOOTCAMP. With Ann Guiney

August 25-29. 9:30-12:30pm Grades entering 7-12. $110/members, $121/non members. Back by popular demand! Develop greater skills as a musical theatre performer in this workshop for teens. Sing, dance, and act in a professional environment. Focus on vocal technique, Broadway choreography styles, and acting for musical theatre. RTA performing arts teachers will get you into shape for school productions & provide a look into the world of Broadway. Students will learn selections from some of the great shows that introduced musical theatre to a younger generation such as: Wicked, Hairspray, Chicago, Rent, Les Miserables, and more. Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity to dive into the professional musical theatre experience. Max. 20

Camp Withdrawal and Refund Policy


If you withdraw 30 days prior to camp, you will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds available if you withdraw less than 30 days before a camp begins.
If River Tree Arts cancels a camp, you will receive a 100% refund in the same form as the original payment was made or choose to be issued a credit towards a future class (credit must be used within one year of issue). You may use a check to pay for a camp at check-in, but a credit card MUST be put on file to hold your space. Failure to appear with a check will result in your credit card being charged, regardless of attendance.

Return Check Policy

River Tree Arts charges a fee of $25.00 on every returned check

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