Specialty Camps

Give your child the opportunity to learn about a specialized topic in our safe and fun camp environment!

 



Week 1 (June 20-24)

 
Full STEAM Ahead! (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon  
$225

Come explore each aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education with WMS teacher Paula Sharpe. We’ll be experimenting, designing, building, creating and learning, both in our specially designed Maker Studio and outdoors in nature.

Cooking Science (ages 7-10)
1-4 p.m.
$225

Camp staff leader and high school teacher Kevin DeCusatis will lead this investigation into how we turn raw ingredients into tasty dishes. What happens, and why does it work? We’ll experiment with our theories and delight our taste buds while we learn.

Week 2 (June 27-July 1)


Wee Have Fun! (ages 3-5) 
9 a.m.-noon  
$225
Hands-on music making is combined with creative movement, drama, play and storytelling to produce a tapestry of multi-sensory experience. Activities are designed to stimulate a young child’s emerging imagination, coordination, spatial awareness and ability to learn new words.

Drama Camp (ages 5-8)
9 a.m.-noon  
$225
Theater artist George Tietze will help students develop confidence through creative expression in this week-long drama camp. Theater provides a unique platform to explore ideas and vocabulary through stories and role-playing — and on top of that it’s fun!

Art History and Me (ages 6-9) 
1-4 p.m.  
$225

When you're having so much fun creating art, you can't help but gain an appreciation for the artists who inspire us! Veteran teacher and professional artist Jeanne Orr will lead this exciting adventure in learning.

Scratch Programming for Beginners (ages 8-12)
9 a.m.-noon  
$220

Computer coding is an important part of literacy in today’s society, and with the Scratch program, it’s also fun! Created by the M.I.T. Media Labs, Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Campers will design their own games and projects.


Week 3 (July 6-8) - THREE-DAY WEEK

Weaving (ages 7-10)
1-4 p.m.
$135
Creating your own woven fabric designs can be the beginning of a lifetime of fun and artistry! Veteran teacher and professional artist Jeanne Orr will lead an introduction to this fascinating craft.


Week 4  (July 11-15)


Books and Cooks  (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon
$225
Join camp leader and early childhood teacher Kelli O’Connor in combining two of the best things in life: food and books! We’ll read books that are connected to our cooking projects, making literacy an essential ingredient in our recipe for a great camp. Each camper will bring home a recipe book at the end of the week.

LEGO Ranch (ages 5-7)
1-4 p.m.  
$220
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls: we’re going to dream big dreams way out west! We’ll take a look at what happens on a real ranch, brainstorm our ideas and improvements, and then build our vision brick by brick!

Poetry (ages 8-12)
1-4 p.m.
$220
Join Kira Messinger and Mitchell Juers to explore different types of poetry — written, visual and spoken-word (slam) — and learn about well-known poets and their styles of writing. Students will have the opportunity to write their own poems, share them with others and get feedback, and, if they wish, perform at a slam poetry showcase at the end of the week.


Week 5 (July 18-22)


Tumbling (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon  
$220

Whether your child is a budding gymnast or just needs an outlet for energy, tumbling helps to build spatial awareness, balance, agility, flexibility, focus and physical confidence. Teacher Susie Barton will help campers improve their skills and have a great time!

Yoga (ages 4-9)
9 a.m.-noon  
$225
Say om and join yoga educator Keren Portia for a week of yoga and fun! Campers will learn how to focus, balance, energize and calm themselves. We’ll have brief lessons in yoga language and geography plus art activities, outdoor play, stories, songs and meditation time.

Team Spirit (ages 6-9)
1-4 p.m.
$230
This camp has it all — upbeat music, beginning cheers, jumps, balance and coordination games, team challenges, obstacle courses and pom-poms! 

Chemistry (ages 6-9)
1-4 p.m.
$225
Join WMS teacher Alyssa Novello to get elbow-deep in the wonders of science! Campers will make cool and crazy substances out of simple ingredients, and along the way we’ll learn the hows and whys of chemical reactions. 

Stitchworks (ages 8-14)
9 a.m.-noon  
$225
Join educator and interior designer Rosemary Kelly to learn to operate a sewing machine and do basic hand-sewing. We will discover some of the characteristics of different fabrics and how to work with them. Campers will create several projects of their own by the end of the week.


Week 6 (July 25-29)


The Best Pet Yet! (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon  
$220
This fun, interactive music camp with veteran music educator Linda Bunting instills a love of music performance with its playful, colorful content. Its pet theme is reflected in crafts, snacks, games and musical theater numbers.

Earth Art (ages 5-8)
9 a.m.-noon
$225
Nature is incredibly rich in color, texture, form and multi-functional design. Each day we’ll explore a new corner of our living campus, noticing and gathering, asking questions and finding answers. Our art projects will be inspired by our discoveries.

Games Galore (ages 6-9)
1-4 p.m.
$220
Campers will learn a variety of board, card and strategy games. Led by WMS teacher Alyssa Novello, they will use games to develop problem-solving skills, math skills, collaboration and teamwork. By the end of the week we’ll also create our own games!

Ballet (ages 6-9)
1-4 p.m.  
$225
Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance and assists in developing muscles and posture that allow the body to move confidently with grace and poise. Join us in exploring the magical stories of famous ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppélia and more. Camp concludes with a performance for family and friends.


Week 7 (August 1-5)


Short Sports (ages 4-6)  
9 a.m.-noon
$220

Montessori teacher Wyatt Tolles leads this sports sampler for young athletes. Campers will hone basic skills including throwing, catching, kicking, passing and dribbling while learning sports terminology and some of the rules of soccer, baseball and basketball.

Watercolor Painting (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon
$220
It's exciting to watch children's pride and confidence grow when they see the beautiful results of their experiments with different watercolor techniques! Veteran teacher and professional artist Jeanne Orr will lead this romp through the world of color and design.

Cooking Around the World (ages 5-7)
1-4 p.m.  
$220
Join WMS teacher Alyssa Novello to learn about food and cooking from a variety of countries around the world.  Each day we will create at least one dish of our own inspired by what we learn!

Spanish By Nature  (ages 7-10)
1-4 p.m.  
$225
Ever-popular camp leader and high-school Spanish teacher Kevin DeCusatis will teach the Spanish language through nature study. This mixture of science, nature, language and culture will be the perfect recipe for learning and fun!

Advanced Scratch Programming  (ages 9-14)
9 a.m. -noon
$220
Led by WMS Instructional Technology Coach Rose Feehan, this camp is designed to allow students who have already done some Scratch programming to stretch their skills and use more complex coding to design games and projects of their own.


Week 8 (August 8-12)

Dance Dream Discovery (for boys and girls ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon 
$225
This program is designed to tap into a young child’s natural desire to move, sing and make believe. Creative movement combines with stories, hands-on music making, cooperative games, crafts, and a variety of costumes and props. The week culminates with an informal performance for family and friends.


Adventures in Physical Science  (ages 5-8)
1-4 p.m.
$225

Join early childhood teacher Samantha Facciolo in using the whole campus as our laboratory! Campers will create and conduct experiments indoors and out, hypothesize, conclude and, of course, let those answers lead us to new questions.

Embroidery, Cross-Stitch & Sewing  (ages 8-14)
1-4 p.m.
$225
Veteran teacher and professional artist Jeanne Orr will lead this exploration of a variety of needlework projects. Participants will end the week with a basket of new skills and beautiful fabric art that’s all their own.

Game Masters  (ages 9-14)
1-4 p.m.  
$225
Join Montessori teacher and game enthusiast Wyatt Tolles to improve your chess game and try your hand at a variety of other strategy games. It’s your turn!


Week 9 (August 15-19)

Hands-On Art History (ages 4-6)
9 a.m.-noon
$225
You're never too young to begin to learn about some of the giants in art. What better way to do it then with exciting art projects inspired by some of the greats! Veteran teacher and professional artist Jeanne Orr will lead this adventure in learning and creativity.

Showstoppers, Jr. (ages 6-9)
1-4 p.m.  
$225
Do you feel the glow of the footlights? This musical theater performance workshop with WMS music teacher Heather Wadler will give campers the opportunity to act and sing, learning both ensemble and solo/duet pieces in preparation for a showcase at the end of the week. 

SuperCity LEGO (ages 7-10)
1-4 p.m.
$220

What would a perfect city look like? In this building camp we will look at the problems we see in the design of cities we’ve known and figure out how to build a better one. We’ll brainstorm, problem-solve, look at some books about cities and get building!

Showstoppers (ages 9-14)
9 a.m.-noon
$225

Do you feel the glow of the footlights? This musical theater performance workshop with WMS music teacher Heather Wadler will give campers the opportunity to act and sing, learning both ensemble and solo/duet pieces in preparation for a showcase at the end of the week. 

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