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Your Summer Bucket List Guide REVEALED

Full-day specialty camps make this summer the best one yet NOW SERVING TENNIS AT CAMP SHAI OFFERING TRANSPORTATION FROM ARAPAHOE & I-25, CHERRY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL, STAPLETON, UNIVERSTIY HILLS


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Summer Bucket list

As a child, summer days never last long enough, and here at the J, we feel the same way. It’s a magical time here in our community and we look forward to it every year.

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General Infomation Build your summer Camp Shai MACC Academies JCC Ranch Camp Tennis Camp Summer Grids camp stories

5 Full-day specialty camps make this summer the best one yet 15 Wolf Theatre Academy Mainstage Presents... 31 Tennis is Making Its Comeback

JCC & MACC Summer Camp Guide, Volume 1, 2018 • This program is published annually by JCC Denver, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246.


contact information Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246 Shana Jacobs | sjacobs@jccdenver.org | 303.316.6445

sunrise/sunset Sunrise Care, 8:00 – 9:00 am; Weekly Rate: $35; daily Rate: $10 Sunset Care, 4:00 – 6:00 pm; Weekly Rate: $70; daily Rate: $20

Prior registration is requested and drop-in availability is limited. Sunrise/Sunset care for MACC will be offered directly by MACC and Sunrise/Sunset care for Camp Shai will be offered directly by Camp Shai.

transportation Roundtrip transportation is available from Arapahoe & I-25, Central Park in Stapleton, Cherry Creek High School, and University Hills to the JCC and from South Denver to the JCC for $30/camper/week. With prior registration only. Transportation is contingent upon sufficient enrollment. For more information, call 303.316.6392.

kosher policy The JCC is a kosher facility supervised by the Vaad. Any food provided by the JCC will be Kosher certified.

location JCC Camp Shai 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246 MACC Art Academy and Wolf Theatre Academy 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246 JCC Ranch Camp 21441 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106

registration All camp registration, is done online at jccdenver.org/camps. For assistance registering for all camps, contact Shana Jacobs.

Forms All camper forms must be completed and turned in prior to participating in any JCC programs. Campers missing forms at the start of their enrolled sessions will not be allowed to attend. Please note: The JCC does not accept personal or religious exemptions for immunizations.

payment plans Payment plan options are available for all families participating at camp. You can select from the available payment plans on the camp application.

refund and cancellation policies • 24 Hour Cancellation Policy- If you need to cancel for any reason within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made between January 1 – March 1- Shai and MACC camps will incur a $25 cancellation fee per session. Ranch Camp and Maccabi will incur a $125 cancellation fee per session. • Cancellations made between March 2 – June 1- Shai and MACC camps will incur a $50 cancellation fee per session. Ranch Camp and JCC Maccabi Games™ will incur a $250 cancellation fee per session. • Cancellations made after June 1 are not eligible for a refund. In case of a medical or family emergency, documentation from a physician will be required for a full refund. • To cancel your registration you must email sjacobs@jccdenver.org: your name, your participant’s full name, and the camp session and dates your camper is registered for. you will receive an email confirmation. session change Fees for camp shai and macc • January 1 – April 30 there will be no fee for changing into a different camp session. • After May 1, there will be a $15 fee for changing the dates of an enrolled session.

split party billing: The JCC will not be responsible for split payments between two parents or guardians. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian registering the child to set up a mutually agreed upon payment plan from both parties. Failure to pay from one party will result in financial responsibility being assigned to the other party, or the child will be withdrawn from the program. Financial assistance: If a split party requires financial assistance, both parties must apply separately through the financial aid application process. If only one party needs assistance and qualifies, the financial assistance will only be granted towards his/her portion of the bill.

scholarship assistance The JCC provides scholarship assistance whenever possible. Please note that you will need your 2017 tax return to complete your application. Please select the scholarship payment plan on your camp application to receive more information, or contact Shana Jacobs at sjacobs@jccdenver.org or 303. 316.6445.

important dates Registration Opens and Camp Kick Off Party – January 15 Camp Shai and MACC Academies Starts – June 4 Camp Shai Pizza Potluck – June 21 and July 19 Catch Me If You Can – June 20 – 24 West Side Story – July 11 – 15 As You Like It – August 1 – 5 Contact us for more information about these events.

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2018 SUMMER CAMP

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s a child, summer days never last long enough, and here at the J, we feel the same way. It’s a magical time here in our community and we look forward to it every year. Campers skipping back and forth between their day-to-day activities, laughter ringing through the lobby, beautiful art projects lining the hallways, and radiant sun-washed smiles after a day at the pool – that’s a J Denver summer.

At the JCC, we are all about adventure and fun and we make sure to echo that sentiment with our campers. We strive for every child to have the best summer ever, and with that, we encourage students to try new things and expand their sense of wonder. Our summer programming allows campers to work outside of their comfort zone to accomplish things they may have only dreamed of. We call it our ‘Summer Bucket List,’ a list of goals and activities that can be fulfilled during their 2018 summer. Now, before we let ourselves get any further (we’re just so excited!), we want to make something clear: a summer at the J isn’t just at the J. We offer outstanding programming at Ranch Camp (located in Elbert, CO), as well as many additional off-site opportunities. Regardless of location, all camps offer a ton of variety that allows children to dabble in various activities that spark their interest: horseback riding, theatre classes, ropes courses, art classes, swimming lessons, full-day specialty camps, and much more. During their summer of exploration, our camp staff works one-on-one with each child in

order to make sure all of their goals are being met. Children will be encouraged to conquer their fears and cast aside doubt alongside their peers in a safe and secure environment that welcomes curiosity and imagination. Summers are for dreamers, fun-seekers, and go-getters. We support all children along with their aspirations and goals. A summer spent with the J will insure all campers return to school with a completed list of accomplishments and, in turn, increased self-esteem and direction. So, what are you waiting for? get a jump-start on your summer bucket list and register for camp today!

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR

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FIND THE PERFECT CAMP

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CHOOSE A DATE

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CREATE A CAMP ACCOUNT

Whether it's sports, day camp, theatre, art, or music, we've got something for every child. Does your child have a variety of interests? Even better. Don't be shy and find the 2, 3, or 5 camps that will peak their curiosity.

Each week between June 4 and August 17 offers something new and exciting for your camper. We don't want to tell you to plan your summer schedule around our camp offerings, but between us, you should!

If you're new to this whole thing, please visit jccdenver.org/camps. We have a large ‘register’ button to make it easy for you to find. From there, you will be directed to our Camp In Touch site where all the magic happens.

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Your Camp In Touch account will be the place where you will locate the camp(s) that peaked your interest in order to formally register. Heads up, there are some forms you will need to fill out, so find a spot where you can post up for a few minutes without distractions.

Nice job! The hard work is now over and it's now time to sit back, relax, and patiently wait for summer to come. Are you as excited as we are? Probably not, cause that'd be impossible.

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Full-day specialty camps make this summer the best one yet Here at Camp Shai, we are looking forward to an action-packed summer filled with adventure, excitement, and bountiful opportunities to make lifetime friends. In order to maximize these summertime goals, Camp Shai is pleased to announce Shai Full-Day Specialty Camps that will provide specialized instruction in addition to a well-rounded day at camp. In past years, there’s been a growing demand for Shai Sports, and with our successful Ekar Farms program last year, we knew we were on to something. These full-day specialty camps are scheduled to allow for more intensive

learning about topics that spark interest in your camper. They’ll still be able to partake in Shai family activities such as Morning Circle, Chugim (free choice activity), Friday FUNdays, and Shabbat, and they’ll have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the field of their choice – it’s really the best of both worlds! Our full-day specialty camps not only increase the fun of a Shai summer, they also work to strengthen our Camp Shai community. Shai counselors attend the programming with the campers, so they’ll receive insightful instruction, as well as outstanding camper care. It’s

the perfect environment for your camper to explore their interests, in addition to playing an active role in the Shai family. For 2018, we have some wonderful programming for our speciality camps, including more opportunities to visit the Ekar Farm. For the first year ever, Camp Shai is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion for Shai Bugs, Kids Carpentry to offer Wood Working, Wizard’s Chest for a Pokemon and Little Wizard Camp, and so much more. This summer is sure to be the best one yet and we can’t wait for your camper to join in on all the fun!

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Camp Shai grades k

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INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVITY. Camp Shai is the premier Jewish day camp in Denver. But, we are more than just a day camp. We are an inclusive community, made of campers, families, and staff, driven by the same desire – to give kids a fun and safe place to explore, imagine, and belong. Camp Shai provides engaging activities for our campers that spark their imagination and inspire them to celebrate their individuality and creativity. Our campers develop lifelong friendships during the day and leave camp every night with a new song to sing and a story to tell. our Values are present in everything We do: At Camp Shai, our camp values radiate from everything we do! Our values of kindness, respect, community, and ruach (spirit/good sportsmanship) permeate every aspect of camp from the staff to campers to all activities.

KINDNESS (Chesed)

RESPECT (Kavod)

COMMUNITY (Kehillah)

SPIRIT/gOOD SPORTSMANSHIP (Ruach)

Camp Shai is a state-licensed camp, ensuring we that we meet the highest standards of health and safety. We offer a 1:10, and often 1:8 ratio, ensuring excellent camper care and fostering a stronger counselor to camper relationship.

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swimming & swimming lessons What is camp without swimming? All Camp Shai campers have free swim 3 – 4 times throughout the week. In addition, Shai Jr., Rishonim, Chaverim, and giborim campers have swimming lessons twice a week with our JCC Swim Safe Academy. During their time in the water, campers will learn proper water safety and swimming skills, including the four competitive strokes using stroke progression and repetition. Our Swim Safe Academy instructors encourage progress through safe, fun, and engaging instruction.

Friday Fundays Friday FUNdays are camp-wide, themed programs. These zany programs are the highlight of the week before we end our time together a communal celebration on Shabbat Friday afternoons.

inclusion is belonging. We strive to provide engaging activities for our camps that spark their imagination and inspire them to celebrate their individuality. Inclusion of all campers is a crucial element of our mission. We strive to ensure that every camper, family, and staff members should feel included and supported appropriately by our community. All camp staff are trained on inclusive behavior practices, and for camper with higher needs, Camp Shai has Inclusion Counselors that are trained and supported by a behavioral health specialist.

transportation Round-trip transportation will be offered Week 1 – 9. The camp bus will pick campers up from: Arapahoe & I-25 | Cherry Creek High School | Stapleton | University Hills See page 1 for more information.


CAMP SHAI

Traditional Day Camp Camp Shai offers a full-day, traditional day-camp experience for campers entering grades Kindergarten – 8. Activities at Camp Shai are designed to challenge campers and help them grow in a safe, supportive environment. Each day at camp offers countless opportunities to make friends and memories while having a BLAST! as a result of participation in camp shai, campers will: • Become more confident and demonstrate increased self-esteem. • develop a higher emotional intelligence. • develop social skills that help them make friends and connections with others. • Become more adventurous and willing to try new things.

shai Jr.

on the road (otr)

Rising Kindergarten, not yet 5 years old Acting as a bridge between the preschool and Camp Shai, this program offers children who are entering Kindergarten but who are not yet five years old the chance to get a true camp experience. Shai Jr. combines the familiarity of the preschool experience through the JCC’s Early Learning School with the exciting, engaging programming of Camp Shai.

rishonim “First years” Rising Kindergarten, 5 years or older Rishonim is designed to meet the needs of children in transition from preschool to kindergarten. Camp Shai campers are gently introduced to camp with age-appropriate activities, as well as time to recharge each day. Rishonim campers receive two days of swimming lessons, two days of free swim, and tons of other exciting activities. We believe that just because they are our youngest campers, it doesn’t mean they can’t have just as much fun as the older kids.

Grades 6 – 8

OTR is designed to give campers an opportunity to get out and explore our beautiful state of Colorado along with their friends (and trusted and trained counselors). OTR will focus on team-building activities and outdoor adventures where campers learn outdoor skills, leadership, and teamwork in a whole new way! Check out our calendar of awesome day trips so you know we’re not lying when we say this is a recipe for a FUN summer!

cit program Grades 9 – 10

The CIT Program is geared toward rising 9th and 10th graders who will gain hands-on professional experience in the camp environment… AND have a blast while they’re doing it! CITs will experience what it is like to be a counselor and practice their skills in camper care, leadership, and group management.

post camp Grades K – 6

chaverim “Friends” Grade 1 Back for summer #2, Chaverim camper’s days are filled with the traditional camp activities that include two days of swimming lessons and two days of free swim, sports, art, and more! This year, Chaverim campers have the opportunity to participate in chugim (free choice activities) of their chosen emphasis.

After nine amazing weeks at Camp Shai, it's time to shake it up. Post Camp is an action-packed two weeks of fun and fieldtrips before school starts. Put away your pencils and calculators for a couple more weeks and bring your own sunglasses, hats, and bathing suit for this adventure-filled week. Join us each day from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day for field trips. Sunrise and Sunset care available!

giborim “heroes” Grades 2 – 3 giborim campers continue to build their skills and explore camp activities after a few summers of practice. giborim campers spend their days getting messy and having fun with the traditional camp activities such as – art, music, science, nature, and sports, in addition to chugim (free choice activities).

bonim “builders” Grades 4 – 5

Bonim are our oldest group of on-site campers. Bonim campers participate in many of the traditional Camp Shai favorites – art, sports, nature, and music – with the added bonus of special age-specific programs and activities. Bonim campers also enjoy one off-site fieldtrip each week!

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CAMP SHAI RATES camps

rates

Shai Jr.

$840 (Two-Week Session)

Rishonim, Chaverim, and giborim

$390

Bonim

$400

CITs

$100

On The Road (OTR)

$425

Post Camp One & Two

$425


CAMP SHAI SCHEDULES, THEMES, AND DATES camp shai sample schedule tuesday Wednesday

monday 9:00 – 9:45 am

Morning Circle & Snack

9:45 – 10:45 am

Sports

10:45 – 11:45 am

Arts & Crafts

11:45 am – 12:15 pm 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Sports Israeli Culture

Friday

Morning Circle & Snack

Morning Circle & Snack

Free Swim at the JCC

Friday FUNday All-Camp Activity

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Tennis at the JCC

Teva (Nature)

Tennis at the JCC

Music

Teva (Nature)

Arts & Culture

Sports

3:30 – 3:45 pm 3:45 – 4:10 pm

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Morning Circle & Snack

Free Swim at the JCC

Swimming Lessons & Free Swim Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Morning Circle & Snack

thursday

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

Swimming Lessons & Free Swim Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

Closing Circle

Closing Circle

Closing Circle

Closing Circle

Pick Up & L’Hitraot (See you tomorrow!)

Pick Up & L’Hitraot (See you tomorrow!)

Pick Up & L’Hitraot (See you tomorrow!)

Pick Up & L’Hitraot (See you tomorrow!)

Music

Group Time & All-Camp Shabbat at 3:00 PM Thanks for a great week!

dates and Weekly themes Weeks

dates

themes

Week One

June 4 – 8

Planet Shai

Week Two

June 11 – 15

Real Heros

Week Three

June 18 – 22 (Pizza Potluck Party)

Agent Shai

Week Four

June 25 – 29

'Tis Maccabiah (the Renaissance Edition)

Week Five

July 2, 3, 5, 6

Shark Week

Week Six

July 9 – 13

Hanukkah in July

Week Seven

July 16 – 20 (Pizza Potluck Party)

Rock & Roll

Week Eight

July 23 – 27

It’s Maccabiah (the Pokémon Edition)

Week Nine

July 30 – August 3

Shai 2100

Week Ten - Post Camp One

August 6 – 10

Shai Splash

Week Eleven - Post Camp Two

August 13 – 17

Colo-RAD-ical

on the road (otr) dates and actiVities dates

actiVities may include

Week One, June 4 – 8

Farmer’s Market Iron Chef Expedition, Volunteer at the Dumb Friend’s League, Elitches, and Overnight at Golden Gate State Park

Week Two, June 11 – 15

Fire House Museum Tour, Laser Tag, garden of the gods Hike, and Overnight at Colorado Springs

Week Three, June 18 – 22

Mini golf, Volunteer Day at EKAR Farms, Rafting, and Overnight at Idaho Springs

Week Four, June 25 – 29

The Island, Alpine Slide, Scavenger Hunt in Breckenridge, and Overnight at Breckenridge

Week Five, July 2, 3, 5, 6

Pirate’s Cove, Mini golf, go-Karting, and No Overnight this Week due to July 4th Holiday

Week Six, July 9 – 13

Mountain Biking, Pizza Making at Five Points Pizza, Nickel-A-Play, and Overnight at Winter Park

Week Seven, July 16 – 20

Horseback Riding, Zip lining, Screen Printing T-Shirts, and Overnight at JCC Ranch Camp

Week Eight, July 23 – 27

Rock Climbing, game Works, LARPing (Life Action Role Play) with Wizard’s Chest, and Overnight at Fort Collins

Week Nine, July 30 – August 3

Volunteer Day at the goat Farm at the Boulder JCC, Virtual Reality Experience at the CU Boulder, Rafting, and Overnight at Boulder/Estes

Schedules and activities subject to change. Schedules vary by unit. OTR Overnight Locations are set. Activity Rotations Include: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Music, Free Swim, Swimming Lessons, Ropes Course/Team Building, Teva (nature), Israeli Culture, and more!

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CAMP SHAI

Shai Sports

For your sporty camper, or campers who want to learn more about a particular sport, there is no better place than Shai Sports. Our goal is to challenge Shai Sports campers, as well as improve their skills and work on sportsmanship (ruach) while having a gREAT camp experience in the process! as a result of participation in shai sports, campers will: • Increase their ability and technical skill around their sport of choice. • develop a higher emotional intelligence with regard to teamwork and group participation. • develop social skills that help them make friends and ultimately a better teammate. After a fun morning of sports, campers get to enjoy free swim in the pool to cool off before joining back up with Camp Shai for chugim (free-choice activities). On Fridays, Shai Sports joins the whole camp for Friday FUNday and our campwide Shabbat programming. It truly is the best of all worlds!

basketball Camp Shai and Snow Valley Basketball are teaming up to bring the perfect mix of fun and excitement within a competitive environment. Each day at camp, campers will development all of their basketball skills from shooting, to passing, to dribbling, and even some rebounding. This week at camp will immerse campers in the sport of basketball and give the kind of focused intensive that will allow campers to improve their skills and overall appreciation of the game.

soccer Camp Shai is joining forces with HERO Sports to bring an outstanding week of soccer. Players will learn techniques to enhance their individual skill levels in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and defense. Whether your camper is an experience player or only a beginner, the ultimate goal of this week is to improve each camper’s overall skill and provide them with a memorable and positive experience!

baseball/tee ball Camp Shai and HERO Sports are working together to knock this week out of the park! Baseball/Tee Ball will focus on the fundamental of catching, throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding in a fun, positive environment. This camp is designed for all players, regardless of skill level. All campers will come away with new friends, fundamental skills, and a love for the game!

tennis Camp Shai and the JCC’s own Tennis Center are working together to bring you the best of all worlds: Shai Tennis! In Shai Tennis, campers will gain exposure to basic stroke technique, etiquette, and learn the rules of tennis. The Tennis Center has many tools, including age-appropriate rackets, short nets, ROgY tennis balls, and fun games that allow campers to receive customized lessons, accelerate learning, and develop and appreciation for the sport.

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SHAI SPORTS SCHEDULES AND DATES shai sports sample schedule monday – thursday

Friday

Morning Circle & Snack Morning Circle & Snack

9:00 – 9:45 am 9:45 – 11:45 am

Core Sport

All-Camp Friday FUNday

Lunch

Lunch

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Arts & Crafts

12:15 – 1:00 pm Free Swim @ the JCC

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Music Sports

1:45 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Closing Circle

Group Reflection Time & All-Camp Shabbat (3:00 pm)

3:45 – 4:10 pm

L’hitraot (See you tomorrow!)

L’hitraot (See you next week!)

shai sports core schedule Weeks

dates

sport

Week One

June 4 – 8

Soccer

Week Two

June 11 – 15

Basketball

Week Three

June 18 – 22

Tennis

Week Four

June 25 – 29

Baseball/Tee Ball

Week Five

July 2, 3, 5, 6

Basketball

Week Six

July 9 – 13

Soccer

Week Seven

July 16 – 20

Tennis

Week Eight

July 23 – 27

Basketball

Week Nine

July 30 – August 3

Baseball/Tee Ball

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CAMP SHAI

Full-Day Specialty Camps

Camp Shai is excited to present our Full-Day Specialty Camps (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) with a wide variety of subjects to pique the interest of all campers grades K – 6! Full-Day Specialty Camps offer an incredibly fun and well-rounded day – two hours of specialized instruction Monday thru Thursday in addition to free swim and camp activities each day. On Fridays, Specialty Campers join in for all-camp Friday FUNdays and the all-camp Shabbat to finish up the week. Full-Day Specialty Camps offer an excellent opportunity to gain experience and exposure to a specialized activity. as a result of participation in Full-day specialty camps, camper will: • Engage in high level discussions focused on a particular subject and gain aptitude in the respective area. • Be a part of a specialty community connected around hands-on activities and shared experience.

art-"taste"-ic desserts!

art: shadow puppets

How sweet it is to make art about dessert? This camp will cover a wide-range of materials including papier mache, oil pastels, painting and drawing where the themes of each piece will be…yummy! Think donuts, ice cream, cake, and cookies. Taught by Melinda Stewart, educator, and artist, this class is sure to be sweet!

Explore the fascinating world of light and shadow as you learn about shadow puppets from around the world. Imagine a short scene or poem, design and create your shadow puppets, and enact your scene with light and shadow, learning techniques of manipulation and lighting as you play. The class is taught by Betsy Tobin, an award-winning performer and published playwright. In addition to teaching and performing, she creates puppets, masks, and shadow imagery for her own shows and for other theatre and dance companies.

art: cartooning Where campers who love to watch cartoons can learn to draw their own. Taught by Barry Brown, professional artist and educator, the possibilities are endless! Cartooning has the power to achieve creativity and fun through the language of humor, which ultimately is a hands-on and exciting new way to learn this medium!

art: graffiti How fun would it be to learn how to draw graffiti-style? So cool! Join your friends as we learn to express themselves in a whole new way. graffiti-inspired activities will engage and motivate all campers to learn about content, symbolism, metaphor, and ultimately bring out their inner-artist. Taught by professional artists and educator, Barry Brown, this camp is sure to get the creative juices flowing!

art: puppet making Design and create your own unique puppets, from finger puppets, to colorful Chinese dragon puppets, to mouth puppets, and rod puppets. Then bring the characters to life in this fun and fanciful class. The class is taught by Betsy Tobin, an award-winning performer and published playwright. In addition to teaching and performing, she creates puppets, masks, and shadow imagery for her own shows and for other theatre and dance companies.

bugs! with the butterfly pavilion Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique educational experience, helping campers foster an appreciation for insects and their relatives to have a better understanding of their important role in the environment, different cultures, technology, and medicine. This week is sure to provide fun, hands-on science enrichment opportunities for campers and connect concepts to the natural world. Over the course of the week, campers will learn about and participate in topics such as animal diversity and classification, adaptations, life cycles, and ecosystems via the world of invertebrates!

coding with kids: little coders Jump start your camper’s STEAM education with Coding with Kids’ Little Coders week! Campers will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. The curriculum combines a blend of fun activities – both " on-screen" and “off-screen” – to keep campers engaged and excited about coding. This week will focus on a strong foundation of coding basics, such as loops and conditionals that can be built upon in future classes. Campers will be introduced to programming fundamentals through coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools.

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coding with kids: game development

music: ukulele 101

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun program, campers will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals, and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, campers will learn how to create their own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. Within the week, campers will be able to express their creativity and advance as a coder!

What a better way to spend a week at camp than learning to strum basic chords and sing lots of camp and pop songs than in Ukulele 101 camp! Taught by the JCC’s very own Liat Arochas, musician and JCC music specialist, this camp will help your camper build their fundamentals to learning ukulele culminating in an all-camp performance at the end of this fun week of camp.

colorado mountain club presents shai adventure club This week at camp will consist of team building, mountain safety, games with a map and compass, and even some slacklining. The Shai Adventure Club will push campers to learn about the natural world while testing personal limits. Explore, learn, and adventure this week with us!

ekar Farm camp This unique summer camp on Denver's Jewish urban farm enriches kids’ connections to Judaism, the Earth, and their community. Camp Ekar invites campers to participate in a week of hands-on, educational activities on the Ekar Farm! This camp will include a variety of fun summer activities such as: farm work and gardening, environmental and Jewish learning, music, story-telling, games, farm-to-table snack preparation, science, and sustainable and food-based arts & crafts.

experiments! With mad science Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery, outdoor games, physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented! Campers will be able touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is really all about! Using real world science techniques that allow campers to enjoy their learning environment, the week will be a blast exploring how science affects the world around us!

Wizard’s chest presents - pokémon camp Denver’s most magical toy and costume shop, the Wizard’s Chest, is coming to Camp Shai for a week of magic. This week at camp, the Wizard’s Chest will teach the strategy in addition to tips and tricks in Pokémon. More than just having a blast with his or her Poke-friends, this week will challenge your camper’s problem-solving abilities.

Wizard’s chest presents - Wizarding 101 The Wizard’s Chest is bringing its famous magic to teach your camper the whole world of Wizarding. This week at camp will be filled with Live Action Role Playing (LARPing) and discussing strengths and attributes of each wizard personality. This week will stretch your camper’s imagination and test their analytical thinking as they build the perfect wizard.

Wood Working with kids carpentry Kids Carpentry Colorado is an interactive and project-based way for campers to learn to create and design with their hands. Kids' Carpentry is designed to teach boys and girls, grades K – 6, practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. Taught by Alice Sampson, a retired educator in the Aurora Public School District and a firm believer in hands-on experience as an effective means of teaching.

SPECIALTY CAMPS RATES AND DATES Weeks

dates

rates

Week One

June 4 – 8

$425

lego with playWell teknologies

Week Two

June 11 – 15

$425

Through the Core Engineering programs, PlayWell TEKnologies brings the biggest “sandbox” for campers to play and discover. Themed classes explore imaginative worlds that kids already know and love such as Star Wars and Ninjago. Campers will be able to dive right in to exercise their innate gift for building. After a week in this camp, campers will come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics.

Week Three

June 18 – 22

$425

Week Four

June 25 – 29

$425

Week Five

July 2, 3, 5, 6

$350

Week Six

July 9 – 13

$425

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Week Seven

July 16 – 20

$425

Week Eight

July 23 – 27

$425

Week Nine

July 30 – August 3

$425


SPECIALTY CAMPS DATES specialty camps Weeks

dates

camps

Week One

June 4 – 8

Art: Puppet Making (Grades K – 2) Art: Shadow Puppets (Grades 3 – 5)

Week Two

June 11 – 15

LEGO with PlayWell TEKnologies (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 5) Ekar Farm Camp (Grades 1 – 2)

Week Three

June 18 – 22

Adventure with Colorado Mountain Club (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 6) Wood Working with Kids Carpentry (Grades K – 6)

Week Four

June 25 – 29

Ekar Farm Camp (Grade K) Art: Just desserts (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 6)

Week Five

July 2, 3, 5, 6

Experiments with Mad Science (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 6)

Week Six

July 9 – 13

LEGO with PlayWell TEKnologies (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 5) Ekar Farm Camp (Grades 3 – 4)

Week Seven

July 16 – 20

Music: Ukelele 101 (Grades K – 2 and 3 – 6) Bugs! with the Butterfly Pavilion (Grades 2 – 5)

Week Eight

July 23 – 27

Art: Cartooning (Grades K – 2) Coding with Kids (Grades K – 6) Art: Graffiti (Grades 3 – 6) Ekar Farm Camp (Grades 5 – 8)

Week Nine

July 30 – August 3

Bugs! with the Butterfly Pavilion (Grades K – 1) Pokémon Camp with the Wizard’s Chest (Grades 2 – 3) Wizarding 101 with the Wizard’s Chest (Grades 4 – 6)

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Shai Baktanna

A TASTE OF JCC RANCH CAMP

July 30 – august 3 Shai Baktanna is the shortest camp session at the Ranch Camp designed specifically for campers wanting a “taste of Ranch Camp”! Ranch Camp and Camp Shai are teaming up to bring you the best of both worlds with this week-long session that is perfect for campers entering grades 1 – 6 who want to have their first multiple day overnight camp experience before attending longer sessions in future summers. Relationships are key at camp and if you are worried about your first time camper receiving lots love and attention for their first time away, Baktanna will definitely provide the environment where your camper will be a part of a smaller cabin group with the same outstanding staff we love in our earlier sessions! Counselors who campers know from Camp Shai will join campers at Ranch Camp all week to truly support any campers who are a little nervous for their first experience at residential camp.

shai baktanna sample schedule tuesday Wednesday

monday location

thursday

Friday

Ranch Camp

Ranch Camp

Ranch Camp and Camp Shai

Wake Up

Wake Up

Wake Up

Flagpole and Breakfest

Flagpole and Breakfest

Flagpole and Breakfest

Cabin Clean Up

Cabin Clean Up

Camp Shai and Ranch Camp

Camp Shai

7:15 am 7:45 – 8:00 am 8:45 – 9:00 am

drop Off at Camp Shai

9:00 – 9:45 am

Morning Circle and Snack

9:45 – 10:45 am

Activity I

10:45 – 11:45 am

Activity II

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

drop Off at Camp Shai and Morning Circle

Cabin Clean Up and Pack Up

depart for Ranch Camp

daily Activity 1, 2, & 3

Lunch

daily Activity 1, 2, & 3

Welcome and Bunks

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Activity III

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Free Swim

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Closing Circle and Pick Up

Lunch and Menucha (Rest Hour)

Lunch and Menucha (Rest Hour)

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

Chugim (Free Choice Activity)

6:15 – 7:00 pm

dinner

dinner

dinner

7:15 – 8:15 pm

Evening Program

Evening Program

Evening Program

Lila Tov (Good Night)

Lila Tov (Good Night)

Lila Tov (Good Night)

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Lunch depart Ranch Camp and drive Back to denver

Lunch and Menucha (Rest Hour)

8:30 pm

Final Activity

JUNE 4 – AUgUST 17, 2018

Pick up at Camp Shai 3:30 pm


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, WEST SIDE STORY, and AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Wolf theatre academy Our Wolf Theatre Academy is known throughout the Denver theatre community for producing outstanding productions that dazzle audiences of all ages. This summer on the Elaine Wolf Theatre stage, the MACC will produce three memorable mainstage theatrical pieces: two musicals and one Shakespearian comedy. First up, the musical Catch Me If You Can, based on the 2002 film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. In this Tony Award-nominated musical set in the 1960s, performers will have the chance to learn show-stopping choreography, jaw-dropping musical numbers, and dabble in challenging character study. Based on a young con man’s epic run from law enforcement, as well as his unconventional friendship with an FBI Agent, Catch Me If You Can

has delighted Broadway audiences for the last six years and will surely work its way into your performer’s heart. The classic musical, West Side Story (based off of the 1961 Academy Award Best Picture Winner), is next on our summer agenda. A modern-day Romeo and Juliet, two gangs battle for control of the turf: The upper west side of NYC. The situation becomes all the more complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister. With hits like, “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “America,” West Side Story has become a worldwide favorite and we can’t wait for your performer to be a part of it! Last, and surely not least, the MACC will close their triumphant summer season with As You Like It, by none other than the man himself – William

Shakespeare. A classic comedy that translates brilliantly to the 21st century, As You Like It tells the story of heroine, Rosalind, who flees her home in fear of persecution and escapes to the Forest of Arden. Once there, Rosalind explores the idea of “love” and finds herself in hilarious cases of mistaken identity and disguise. Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, this is sure to be a hit. A summer spent on our mainstage is sure to bring your performer a unique set of skills that will strengthen their theatrical abilities and encourage them to take risks in order to reach their full potential. There’s something for everything at the WTA, so bring your monologues and dancing shoes and come join us.

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DEVELOP YOUR CRAFT. NUTURE. ExPLORE. PERFORM. The MACC’s Art and Wolf Theatre Academies strive to develop young artists with the power to illuminate the human experience, who understand the dedication and craftsmanship required to produce quality visual art and theatre experiences, and encourage a passion for continued exploration of artistic expression. We cultivate the journey of a young artist from Pre-K to Senior Year. teaching life skills through art Art education is a building block of soft skills that support complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Students learn to recognize and harness emotion to enhance their imagination through the Visual Arts. Theatre serves to build self-confidence, as well as social skills and team-building through ensemble work. Art Education teaches empathy, self-confidence, self-reflection, and provides a creative outlet for young people of every talent level.

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supervised lunch For full day campers, supervised lunch is included in camp fee. Campers enrolled in half-day MACC camps have the option to enroll in supervised lunch (this is required for campers under 12 who are enrolled in both a morning and afternoon camp).

mix and match academies The classes are structured in one week, two week and three week sessions for a total of 11 weeks. This provides the opportunity for a young artist to participate in a theatre experience, learn to throw on a pottery wheel, and/or learn to draw, paint, or sculpt. Most experiences, (except production classes), allow for an mix and match of AM and PM classes across Academies. You may also pair MACC classes with Serve, Snack & Splash for a varied experience.

the macc is back The MACC is excited to bring all Academy classes back to the JCC & MACC campus at 350 South Dahlia Street.

transportation Round-trip transportation will be oered Week 1 – 9. The camp bus will pick campers up from: Arapahoe & I-25 | Cherry Creek High School | Stapleton | University Hills See page 1 for more information.


Art Academy At the MACC’s Art Academy, skilled artists, who are also experienced educators, nurture the creativity in every child. Students have an intensive art experience using quality materials in a studio environment. Whether they are learning the history of art or developing works of pure imagination, young artists will enjoy expressing their inner visions.

grades 1 – 3

trees around the World

sail away

Students will examine the leaves, bark, and shape of different trees from around the world and create ceramic trees. In addition, we will discover different myths and cultural meanings of trees. This camp is the perfect combination of fact and fantasy.

Grades 1 – 3; June 25 – 29; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; June 4 – 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ahoy Mateys! Play and experiment with painting boats, lifesavers, buoys, tidal waves, and seascapes! Young artists will work with a variety of water-based paints to develop skills and discover the joys of painting.

ancient cultures ceramics Grades 1 – 3; June 4 – 8, 12:30 – 4:00 pm grab your gear and get ready for a spectacular archeological dig. Along the way you will uncover the many secrets of ancient artwork from across the globe. Replicate the intricate vessels made and found in Ancient Egypt, greece, and China. Bring home a piece from the past to enjoy for years to come!

lakes, rivers, oceans, oh my! Grades 1 – 3; June 11 – 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Are you mesmerized by water? Through art and mixed media, create beautiful pieces inspired by bodies of water both big and small. Come dive in and channel your inner oceanographer while you learn and discuss methods of water conservation.

dragonflies, butterflies and bees Grades 1 – 3; June 11 – 15, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Come buzz and flutter around the pottery studio this summer as you create spectacular winged friends! You will have a chance to work with intricate patterns and learn about some of the world's most beautiful insects.

sweet tooth Grades 1 – 3; June 18 – 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Step into a magical candy store and bakery where you are the chef. Bring your sweet tooth and pour your creativity into cakes, cookies, and candy…just don't eat the art supplies!

teeny, tiny World Grades 1 – 3; June 18 – 22; 12:30 – 4:00 pm Inspired by artist Lucy Sparrow and the movie classic "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," everything is adorable when it's tiny. Students will use a variety of media to create their own environment as if it got zapped by the laser!

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art of the rain Forest Grades 1 – 3; June 25 – 29, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Did you know that 2/3 of the world’s plants are found in the rain forests as well as bursting with varieties of tree frogs, monkeys, and exotic birds? Create artwork that captures the beauty of this mysterious area of the world.

turtle life Grades 1 – 3; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Come learn about one of the most marvelous monsters of the sea. You will create sea turtle sculptures while developing a story that surrounds them. We will make a temporary mural of a sea environment where our stories will take place.

mad hatters tea party Grades 1 – 3; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 12:30 – 4:00 pm Have a seat at the table and tune into the wacky world of Mad Hatter. Create kooky tea party accessories, and don't forget your party hat – everyday is someone's unbirthday!

south Western desert life Grades 1 – 3; July 9 - 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cacti, cliff dwellings, and gila monster will become the subject matter for our ceramic pieces as we work our way through the colorful Southwest.

doodles to drawing Grades 1 – 3; July 9 - 13, 12:30 – 4:00 pm grab your markers, pens, and pencils and learn about drawing basics. Create marvelous illustrations by using simple shapes and lines.

exploring asian art Grades 1 – 3; July 16 - 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Students will journey through Asia by learning and experimenting with Asian art practices and principles. Students will learn the difference between many Asian cultures and their artwork through making sculpture and drawings with a variety of media.


dimensional painting Grades 1 – 3; July 16 - 20, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

imagination to this class, and take home a ceramic pet straight from your own mind's eye.

Make paint leap off of the page in this unique, one-of-a-kind art exploration. Learn techniques in painting with 2D texture and create 3D sculptures out of dried acrylic paints.

art through latin america

storytelling with puppets

Come explore the vibrant arts culture of Latin America. You will learn about and execute traditional Latin style and technique in different mediums. Bring an eye for bright colors and detail.

Grades 1 – 3; July 23 - 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm In this class, we will start by making simple books. Children will write stories and illustrate them. They will also make hand-painted miniature stages and shadow puppets and finger puppets to enact the original stories.

dr. seuss World Grades 1 – 3; July 23 – 27, 12:30 – 4:00 pm From Truffala trees to Whoville, students will create sculptures based on books by Dr. Seuss. Students will work in a multitude of media to create Dr. Seuss-inspired creations.

out of this World mixed media

Grades 1 – 3; August 13 - 17, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

grades 3 – 6 Functional pottery Grades 3 – 6; June 4 - 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Tired of making creations that end up sitting on a shelf? Come make pieces that you'll be able to take home and use! Make anything from plates and cups, to nifty jewelry boxes and other containers. This ceramics class puts the 'fun' in functional.

Grades 1 – 3; July 30 – August 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

painting sampler

Take off with us and create some truly out of this world art! Be an astronaut artist for a week, build a rocket to the moon, discover aliens, pick up some galaxy goo, and get inspired amongst the stars.

Grades 3 – 6; June 4 - 8, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Play and experiment with paint! Young artists will work with a variety of water-based paints to develop skills and discover the joys of painting.

artists from anything

arctic animals

Grades 1 – 3; July 30 – August 3, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; June 11 - 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artists believe everything can be re-used. Trash becomes treasure when you are building a sculpture. The more mundane an object is, the more creative the artwork that emerges. Students will hone their artistic eye for changing the boring to the amazing!

Bundle up and take a trip to the Arctic where you'll encounter all kinds of interesting animals. In this creative ceramics class, you might spy polar bears in the snow, penguins lounging by the water, or seals swimming in the icy water.

home sweet home

Grades 3 – 6; June 11 - 15, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; August 6 - 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Homes come in many different shapes and sizes. Make a cave for some critters, a tree house, a classy apartment, or an old haunted house. All living things have a place to call home, bring these humble abodes to life with just your hands and a ball of clay!

take Flight Grades 1 – 3, August 6 - 10, 12:30 – 4:00 pm This art class will explore art forms that fly. From building kites to planes, students will learn a variety of techniques to send art soaring into the sky! Kinetic art is alive and constantly changing. We will look at the history, design, and physics of this art form and create our own mobiles, wire sculptures, and stabiles using a variety of materials.

cute and cuddle creatures and critters Grades 1 – 3; August 13 - 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Students will create their 3D fictional critter or creatures using a variety of materials and supplies. Bring a giant

exploring asian art Travel with us to the vibrant continent of Asia and explore it's traditional art forms. From scroll painting, metal work, and decorative arts, to bronze sculpture, carvings, and statuettes. It will be a trip to remember, and you'll have some awesome souvenirs by the end of the week.

coffee shop creations Grades 3 – 6; June 18 - 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Come on down and make your own morning cup of joe along with some scrumptious baked goods that will look good enough to eat. Don’t forget to make some mugs for your yummy concoctions as well. As soon as you know it, you'll be a brilliant barista!

Fancy hats Grades 3 – 6; June 18 - 22, 12:30 – 4:00 pm By the end of this marvelous art class, you will know how to craft a hat for every occasion. Create hats with feathers, buckles, fun fabrics, and more! Bring home a hat you'll simply F(adore)a.

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crazy for lots of polka dots

Jewelry making

Grades 3 – 6; June 25 – 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; July 16 – 20, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Dots in paint, pencil, or charcoal can be used to create elaborate pictures and portraits. Exploring contemporary artists that use dots in their artwork! We will look to Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst as our inspiration for creating our own polka dot masterpieces.

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, oh my! Dig your hands into piles of beads and make some beautiful jewelry you can take home and wear whenever you want. Learn a variety of jewelry-making techniques and practice them to perfection!

daVinci discoveries

Face it Grades 3 – 6; June 25 – 29, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; July 23 – 37, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Face it, creating tiles and masks that exhibit different emotions and expressions sounds like a blast! Come equipped with some of your goofiest faces and carve them into some clay so they'll last forever. There will be excessive giggles and serious frowns. You just might learn about facial expressions you never knew you could make.

Learn about the art and inventions of one of the greatest creators in history, then produce a series of projects inspired by the work of Leonardo DaVinci. Try drawing from nature, mirror writing with a feather pen, creating a scale model of a new invention, drawing a map of an ideal city, and more! get into the head of this multi-talented Renaissance man and let your imagination soar!

art through latin america

scrap it

Grades 3 – 6; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; July 23 – 27, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Come explore the vibrant arts culture of Latin America. You will learn about and execute traditional Latin style and technique in different mediums. Bring an eye for bright colors and detail.

In this fun and colorful class, we will explore some of the amazing art we can do with fancy textured paper as well as with recycled paper and cardboard. From collage to paper dolls (or paper action figures) to cards, to bookmarks, to simple books, to paper airplanes, to origami, to cardboard masks, and Chinese dragons, the participants will create a variety of original art projects and others that draw on traditions from around the world.

glass Fusing Grades 3 – 6; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 12:30 – 4:00 pm Dive in to the unique art of fused glass. As you learn about this radiant and colorful medium, you will experience a variety of techniques, materials, and tools. Pieces will include both abstract and representational styles.

Famous Fakes Grades 3 – 6; July 9 – 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Calling all art historians! Travel through time and visit the worlds of famous painters in history. You will study the styles and techniques of artists like Picasso, Van gough, and Warhol, and have the opportunity to create pieces inspired by each artist. get a taste of art through the ages, and who knows, you might just create the next Mona Lisa.

exotic glass Grades 3 – 6; July 9 – 13; 12:00 – 4:00 pm Make unique glass projects inspired by ancient civilizations. We will jump start the creative process by learning about the art of China, Egypt, and Rome.

dimensional painting Grades 3 – 6; July 16 – 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Make paint leap off of the page in this unique, one of a kind art exploration. Learn techniques in painting with 2D texture and create 3D sculptures out of dried acrylic paints.

Film-making (Full day) Grades 3 – 6; July 30 – August 3; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ready? Action! Come explore the magic of filmmaking including film theory, scriptwriting, shooting, editing, and scoring a film. Students will participate in group exercises and will receive a DVD of their efforts a few weeks after the camp.

kinetic art Grades 3 - 6; August 6 – 10; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Kinetic art is alive and constantly changing. We will look at the history, design and physics of this art form and create our own mobiles, wire sculptures, and stabiles using a variety of materials.

blue and White pottery Grades 3 – 6; August 6 – 10, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Blue and white glazed pottery is an old Chinese tradition. The designs painted onto various vessels looks simple, but are extremely intricate. Spend the week decorating vases, cups, and plates inspired by this technique. You will create pieces that pop using classic cobalt blue on white.

caped crusaders Grades 3 – 6; August 13 - 17; 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Learn to draw your favorite comic book characters! From Superheroes to Indie Comics, learn to draw characters, per spective, and backgrounds, (most importantly) leave the class with a comic book of your very own!

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mad hatters tea party

glass Fusing

Grades 3 – 6; August 13 – 17, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 6 - 12; July 2 - 6 (no class July 4), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create ceramic mayhem within the wacky world of the Mad Hatter. Build fanciful mugs and wacky tea party accessories while learning creative hand-building and glazing techniques.

Dive in to the unique art of fused glass. As you learn about this radiant and colorful medium, you will experience a variety of techniques, materials, and tools. Pieces will include both abstract and representational styles.

Zombie artpocolypse (Full day)

Wheelthrowing half day (two-Weeks)

Grades 3 – 6; August 13 - 17; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 6 - 12; July 2 - 13 (no class July 4), 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? Student artists will learn techniques across the genres of theatre and art. Students will learn special effects makeup techniques, safe stage combat, building props, and putting together their own miniproduction on Surviving a Zombie ARTpocolypse. A small sharing will be held on Friday afternoon of the final class.

Want to master the art of wheelthrowing? Well now is your chance! Learn how to work with clay on the wheel to create beautiful bowls, cups, and more. Bring your strong hands and some good clay clothes – it's going to get messy.

grades 6 – 12 Fantasy illustrations Grades 6 – 12; June 11 - 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Come immerse yourself in a fantasy world where you will create mermaids, dragons, fairies, and centaurs so real, they could jump off the page. Using pens, pencils, markers, and more, you will learn how to bring your wildest fantasy lands to life on paper.

henna and mandala art Grades 6 – 12; June 11 - 15, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Henna/Mandalas are art forms that have become popular in the United States; however, their history and origin are rich with culture. Dive into a the world of this stunning form and walk away with some beautiful temporary body art.

embellishments, beadwork and gems Grades 6 – 12; June 18 - 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bring your favorite fashions and add your own creative statement. Learn the art of embroidering and embellishments from concept to a final dazzling project that will have your friends asking where you got those jeans!

tilearama Grades 6 – 12; June 18 - 23, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Exploring the art of building mosaic masterpieces and creative garden tiles, students will design and create a mosaic wall hanging, concrete stepping stones, and learn installation techniques.

photography (Full day) Grades 6 - 12; June 25 - 29; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

exotic glass Grades 6 - 12; July 9 - 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Make unique glass projects inspired by ancient civilizations. We will jump start the creative process by learning about the art of China, Egypt, and Rome.

Felt and Fibre Grades 6 - 12; July 23 - 27; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Learn the techniques of wet and needle felting and create sculptural, decorative, and wearable works of art using wool fleece, yarn, beads, and fabric.

Wheelthrowing (Full day) Grades 6 - 12; July 20 - August 3; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Want to master the art of wheelthrowing? Well now is your chance! Learn about how to work with clay on the wheel to create beautiful bowls, cups, and more. Bring your strong hands and some good clay clothes – it's going to get messy.

illustrating manga/cartoon Fashion Grades 6 – 12; August 6 - 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Introduction to illustrating fashion design & figures for cartoon or manga characters. Students will be introduced to a variety of material, techniques, and approaches to design. Story/Mood boards will be discussed and created. OPTIONAL: Students are also encouraged to bring in iPads, stylus pens, and download various apps prior to class. Info will be emailed two weeks prior to first day of class.

logo design Grades 6 - 12; August 6 - 10, 12:30 – 4:00 pm It’s what makes your favorite brands recognizable – the Nike swoosh, the McDonalds arches. Logos are a prime example of representational art. Create your own brilliant logos for your own brilliant products. Bring your imagination and a steady hand.

If you are a budding photographer, then this is the class for you. You will have the opportunity to learn about, and work with, high tech equipment to capture the perfect shot. Become familiar with editing softwares and different techniques, so the picture looks great from the lens to the frame.

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Wolf T heatre Academy At the Wolf Theatre Academy, we set the highest standards for our faculty and students. Our students work with theatrical professionals who are experienced in the art of theatre education. With the younger ages, we emphasize a positive, nurturing style of teaching with students growing through encouragement in an environment that supports their development as individuals and as artists.

grades PreK – 1

dragon tales

creativity at play – Weekly, all summer long

Spiky tails, scaly skin, and oddly lovable, dragons are more silly and sweet than scary. From Dragon Soup to a group of Dragons obsessed with tacos, students will explore different dragon stories. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

Grades PreK – 1; July 9 – 13; 9:0 am – 12:00 pm

Grades PreK - 1; June 4 - August 17, 12:30 – 4:00 pm *Pair with a morning theatre class OR Serve, Snack & Splash! (see page 34 for details) It's time to let loose and let our minds rest and our bodies play. With a basis in creativity, children will enjoy outside play, interactive games, crafts, and an afternoon nap/quiet time.

under the big top Grades PreK - 1; June 4 – August 17, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Run away and join the circus for a week! Learn to juggle, tame a lion, or even walk the tight rope. There's something for everyone in the circus. Come clown around with us. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

cat castastrophe Grades PreK – 1; June 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm This is the purrrfect class for all cat lovers! grab your ball of yarn and come play with us as we read stories about some of the most famous felines around. You'll get to act like a cat all day long. Just be sure you show up groomed and ready to go.

imagination station Grades PreK – 1; June 18 – 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm What will you imagine and/or invent? Students explore stories about little people with BIg ideas, such as Rosie Revere Engineer, The Most Magnificent Thing and others. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

seuss on the loose Grades PreK – 1; June 25 – 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm From Horton to the Sneeches, each day the students will play in the varied world of Dr. Seuss. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

superhero city Grades PreK – 1; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Who is your favorite superhero? Each day students will explore the stories of famous superheroes. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

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my little pony Grades PreK – 1; July 16 – 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Unicorns, rainbows, pegasus, flutter ponies… you will meet them all in this imaginative class based on the most famous ponies in the world. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

outerspace story station Grade PreK – 1; July 23 – 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm What would it be like to take off in a rocket, step on the moon, or even meet an alien? Imagination takes us to the stars and beyond! Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through imaginative play, song, story, and art.

magic treehouse Grades PreK – 1; July 30 – August 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Jack and his little sister Annie discover a mysterious treehouse packed with magic books that transport them through time and space on the most amazing adventures. Using improv, art, writing, and acting exercises participants will create an original "shareformance" for the last day.

paddington bear Grades PreK – 1; August 6 – 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Students explore favorite stories about Paddington Bear going on a new adventure each day. Participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, song, story, and art.

dog days Grades PreK – 1; August 13 – 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm grab your bone and come find out what a dog's life is all about. We'll read stories about some of the most famous pups around. There is fetch to be played and tails to be wagged. Hopefully you don't end up in the dog house!

JUNE 4 – AUgUST 17, 2018


Fairytale adventures

spy camp

Grades PreK; August 13 – 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; July 9 - 13, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Fairies, knights, heroines, and talking animals are the stuff of fairytales. Using their favorite characters from fairy tales, participants will build early literacy and drama skills through dramatic play, story, and art.

Based on the popular books by Stuart gibbs about a young group of students studying to be spies. Participants will build their own story around spy camp and the adventures that befall them through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the last day of class.

grades 1 – 3

the never girls moana

Grades 1 – 3; July 16 – 20, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Join Moana and friends as she sails across the sea in a grand adventure. Participants will create a unique version of this story of bravery and determination through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the final class.

Everyone knows about the Lost Boys, but this group of girls finds themselves in Neverland, adventuring with mermaids, pirates, and fairies. Participants will create their own Never girls adventure through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the final class.

secret rescuers

Jungle book

Grades 1 – 3; June 4 – 8, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; June 11 – 15, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; July 23 – 27, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

The Kingdom of Arramia hosts a wonderful assortment of magical creatures who need to be rescued from Fortescue. Participants will create a unique version of this story of brave, animal-loving children through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the final class.

Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther, are helping the Wolves raise a man-cub, Mowgli. Will Shere Kahn the tiger and a pack of crazy monkeys derail the plan? Through set painting, acting, and improvisation performers will bring to life their own version of this classic for a "shareformance" during the final class.

the lorax

Zootopia

Grades 1 – 3; June 18 – 22, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; July 30 – August 2, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

What happens when the beautiful forest of Truffla trees is cut down? It's up to the mysterious Lorax. Participants will create a unique re-telling of this beloved tale through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the final class.

In the animal city of Zootopia, crime is on the loose and Judy and Nick are on the case. Through set painting, acting, and improvisation, students will bring to life their own version of this lovable story for a "shareformance" during the final class.

my life as…

little legends

Grades 1 – 3; June 25 – 29, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Grades 1 – 3; August 6 – 10, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

You can be anything! Explore the pros and cons, based on the My Life (as a Ninja, a gamer, Stunt boy, etc.…) Series. Participants will create their own version of these imaginative lifestyles through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the final class.

The Little Legends are on the case of another mystery, curse, or evil villain. Students will explore the fairy-tale characters masterfully re-imagined by author Tom Percival. Through set painting, acting, and improvisation, students will bring to life their own version of this lovable story for a "shareformance" during the final class.

princess in black

star Wars

Grades 1 – 3; July 2 – 6 (no class July 4), 12:30 – 4:00 pm A ninja princess and her trusty steed are all that stand between the monster world and the human world. No one must discover her alternate identity as she battles the wacky monsters that attack her land. Through improv, art, writing, and acting exercises young artists will create an original "shareformance" for the last day.

Grades 1 – 3; August 13 – 17, 12:30 – 4:00 pm Heroes, Robots, and Jedis! Explore the rich characters of the Star Wars Saga. Participants will create their own version of this epic saga through set painting, acting, and improvisation that will all come to life at the "shareformance" during the last day of class.

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the little mermaid Jr.

grades 3 – 6

Grades 3 – 6; July 9 – 15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

performance Workshops In the older age groups, our teaching focus switches to a performance-based learning experience. grades 3 – 6 participate in a theatre workshop experience, bringing a well-known story to life on the stage. Students will work toward a final performance for family and friends, complete with lights, costumes, and props.

"Under the Sea" and "Part Of Your World,” are just two of the beautiful songs in this sweet musical. With fun characters like Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and Ursula, students will love bringing this story to life while learning acting skills, and ensemble building.

harry potter; deathly hallows part 1 Grade 3 – 6; July 16 – 22, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Additional times for ALL performance workshops. Sunday dress Rehearsal; 12:00 – 4:00 pm; Performace at 6:00 pm

Harry, Hermione, and Ron embark on a harrowing journey to destroy the Horcruxes. Students will bring this story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

improv

harry potter: deathly hallows part 2 Grade 3 – 6; July 23 – 29, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; June 4 – 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Spontaneity, creativity, storytelling, and humor collide as young artist play improv games made famous by The Second City and Whose Line is it Anyway.

harry potter chamber of secrets

As the final battle for the Wizarding World rages on at Hogwarts, Harry must finish his final harrowing task. Students will bring this story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

ella enchanted

Grades 3 – 6; June 4 - 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Harry Potter and friends go on a grand adventure through Hogwarts in search of the Chamber of Secrets. Students will bring this story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

mary poppins Jr. Grades 3 – 6; June 11 – 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mary Poppins has come to care for the Banks children. Join us on a tale of childhood adventure through London rooftops and paintings that house magical worlds. Students will bring this story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

lord of the rings Grades 3 - 6; June 18 – 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm A band of Middle Earth heroes fight against an evil threat determined to retrieve The One Ring that will lead a reign of terror and destruction. Participants will bring this story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

phantom tollbooth Grades 3 – 6; June 25 – July 1, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grade 3 – 6; July 30 – August 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ella is a rather peculiar girl after her spunky godmother casts a spell on her, one that makes Ella obey anything she is told to do. Join Ella, Edgar, and Prince Charming on an epic journey to break the spell. Ella Enchanted is a whimsical adventure from start to finish with a plethora of kooky characters for students to explore while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

Fiddler on the roof Jr. Grade 3 – 6; August 6 – 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm This beautiful tale of acceptance is set during a tragic time in history. Students will explore the rich characters of Tevye's family and the haunting music of this story while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

the lightening thief Grades 3 – 6; August 13 – 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Here at Camp Half-Blood, students discover hidden abilities passed down from mythical ancestors. Students will explore the fantastical realm from which Percy Jackson hails while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

Milo and his faithful sidekick Tock, go on a magical journey through the lands of Wisdom, Doldrums, and Dictionopolis. Students will be engaged in bringing the fantastic, colorful characters of this timeless story to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

grades 6 – 12

charlie and the chocolate Factory

Grades 6 – 12; August 6 – 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 3 – 6; July 2 – 8 (no class July 4), 9:00 am – 4:00 pm After finding the golden Ticket, Charlie and grandpa visit the scrumptious world of Willy Wonka! Students will explore the richly crafted characters of Roald Dahl's sugary factory to life while learning acting skills and ensemble building.

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mainstage productions Acting/Stagecraft students from grades 6 – 12 work in collaboration with professional directors and designers to fully produce a well known theatrical work on the stage of The Elaine Wolf Theatre. Performers and Technical Apprentices will participate in a three week intensive that culminates in a show run of six performances.

** Parents should note that West Side Story contains mature content and should familiarize themselves with the story before signing their children up for this production. The 1961 film version starring Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno won 10 Academy Awards and is highly recommended. The film follows the play version fairly closely.

West side story technical apprenticeship Grades 8 – 12; *June 26 – July 15 (Three weeks)

catch me if you can Grades 6 – 12; June 4 – 24 (Three weeks) Take part in a wild adventure with Frank Abagnale Jr., a suburban kid in the early 1960s who leaves home before graduating from high school and parlays a gift for telling tall tales and forging checks into an around-the-world spree. Doggedly pursued by FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Frank manages to pose as an airline pilot, an emergency room doctor, and a lawyer, winning the heart of nurse Brenda Strong along the way. The charming young con artist is greatly influenced by his father (who has his own brushes with the law) and forges an unlikely friendship with FBI agent, Hanratty. Filled with fun, flashy musical numbers, and a series of exciting plot twists, Catch Me If You Can will be a highlight of our 2018 summer season.

catch me if you can technical apprenticeship Grades 8 – 12; June 5 – 24 (Three weeks) Hone skills in technical theatre through mentorship with our professional Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Designers. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on projects in set building, lighting, sound, and props (costuming not included) using state-of-the-art equipment. Each student will fill a technical crew position for the mainstage production.

NOTE: Students entering grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance to this class.

West side story Grades 6 – 12; *June 25 – July 15 (Three weeks) Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest musicals of all time! Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to twentieth century New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets, and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, West Side Story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway’s finest, its songs part of the nation’s musical heritage. due to the July 4th holiday there will be a called rehearsal on July 1.

Hone skills in technical theatre through mentorship with our professional Technical Director, Stage Manager and Designers. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on projects in set building, lighting, sound, and props (costuming not included) using state-of-the-art equipment. Each student will fill a technical crew position for the mainstage production.

NOTE: students entering grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance to this class.

as you like it Grades 6 – 12; *July 16 – August 5 (Three weeks) One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, As You Like It, is a hilarious play about the complexities of life and love. The story follows the adventures young Rosalind, who, after her banishment, is forced to disguise herself as a man to make her way in the mysterious Forest of Arden. This play explores some of the great intricacies of life and features some of Shakespeare’s most vibrant characters including Rosalind, her cousin Celia, her wrongfully usurped father Duke Senor, the evil uncle Duke Frederick, the witty clown Touchstone, the country wench Phebe, Phebe’s doting and unrequited admirer Silvius, and the dark philosophizing fool Jaques (whose speech “All the world’s a stage…” is among Shakespeare’s most poignant). It promises to be three weeks of hilarious comedy and profound thinking as we experience this magical play.

** Parents should note that As You Like It contains mild mature content and some difficult language. Parents should familiarize themselves with the story before signing their children up for this production.

as you like it technical apprenticeship Grades 8 – 12; *July 17 – August 5 (Three weeks) Hone skills in technical theatre through mentorship with our professional Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Designers. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on projects in set building, lighting, sound, and props (costuming not included) using state-of-the-art equipment. Each student will fill a technical crew position for the mainstage production.

NOTE: students entering grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance to this class.

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catch me if you can, West side story, and as you like it schedules

Frequently asked Questions

Week One & Two: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Week Three: Sunday, Tech Rehearsal, 11:00am – 7:00 pm Monday – Tuesday, dress Rehearsal 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, dress Rehearsal 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Performance 7:00 pm Thursday, Movie Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Performance 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Friday, Performance 10:00 am; Cast Pool Party 12:30 – 4:00 pm Sunday, Performances 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

can my student miss a day of class/performance?

technical apprenticeship schedules Week One: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm Week Two: Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm Week Three: Sunday, Tech Rehearsal: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Tuesday, dress Rehearsal 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, dress Rehearsal 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Performance 7pm Thursday: Movie Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Performance 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Friday: Performance 10:00 am; Cast Pool Party 12:30 pm-4:00 pm Sunday: Performances 1:00 pm and 6:30pm; optional strike after show

MACC Academies are different from a typical camp experience. We encourage students to attend all classes to receive the optimum instruction time and experience. MACC will not refund or pro-rate tuition due to a student’s absences. Students enrolled in Performance Workshop (grade 3 – 6) or Mainstage Performance/Technical Apprenticeship (grade 6 – 12), should plan to attend all rehearsals and performances. Extensive absences may result in the reduction or elimination of a student’s performance responsibilities. Students who will miss even a single performance of a production should not register for the class. Performances are mandatory. Acting students who miss one day of any class for any reason, including illness, may be recast at the instructor’s discretion. We are unable to fully engage students that plan to miss a performance.

Will my student have rehearsal on summer holidays and weekends? Families planning activities or trips should not sign up for any performance class that conflict with their plans. Please read the class descriptions carefully, as all performance classes require mandatory attendance for Sunday rehearsals and performances including Father’s day (Sunday, June 18). The MACC is closed on July 4; Mainstage Performance will have a make-up “called rehearsal” the Sunday prior.

how do auditions work; how should my student prepare? Both the Performance Workshops and Mainstage Performance classes hold auditions on the first day of class. These are done in the form of “cold readings” from the script. Cold-readings are read straight from the script with very little or no preparation time in class. The script will be sent to the provided email (registration process), so that the student can familiarize themselves with the characters ahead of time*. For the musicals, students will be taught a musical number and dance combination with a song from the show. While we do not expect students to prepare ahead of time, some students prepare for the possibility of singing particular numbers. Since the directors will chose the audition piece to be used, we cannot guarantee that the student will be able to audition with a piece they have worked on. *Please note that the director reserves the right to cut the script down before or after audition day.

how is the show cast? We make every effort to ensure that all youth are engaged by the collaborative effort needed to put on a play through rehearsing, observing, and independent studying. Some children, especially those who have less theatrical experience, or who are moving into a new age category, may initially be disappointed with their casting. Parents should understand that even if a child is disappointed with his or her casting, tuition cannot be refunded. We cannot promise specific parts to any student, and no student should expect a leading role or preferential treatment in any production. All of our directors are given the professional courtesy of casting the productions as they see fit. This is a subjective determination based on their experience, the composition of actors assembled, the specific needs of the play, and the outcome on the day of auditions.

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sunday

Family Show 1:00 pm

karate coding

Enrichment AT THE J

sports arts theatre and more...

Offering Spring, Fall, and Winter Sessions Learn more at jccdenver.org/family/enrichment


Ranch Camp grades 2 – 11

DEFY LIMITS, DEFINE YOURSELF. Ranch Camp is a kehillah (community) that inspires campers, staff, and families to strengthen their Jewish identity, connect with the natural world, and develop life-long friendships. Ranch Camp offers a summer adventure where campers engage fully, live excited for each moment, and are encouraged to defy their limits and define themselves. Located in the Black Forest, Ranch Camp has 388 acres of stunning, forested land covered in miles of trails, campsites, wildflowers, and unique boulders and caves. At the heart of camp, campers live, eat, sleep, and play in our renovated facilities designed to immerse campers in the beauty of the Colorado outdoors.

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Jewish life Ranch Camp strives to connect children — mind, body, and spirit — to their Jewish heritage, Jewish community, and to the natural world around them. The Ranch Camp provides children with spiritual and innovative Jewish programing, including Kabbalat Shabbat, Saturday morning Torah service, Havdallah, Shabbat song/dance celebration, Israeli dance, music, and culture and a supervised Kosher kitchen.

staff Our staff is a big part of what makes Ranch Camp such a special community. From our year-round team to our summer staff, each person hired has a commitment to ensuring the emotional, physical, spiritual health, safety, and well-being of each camper in our care. JCC Ranch Camp staff attend on-site training from 10 – 17 days depending on their level of certification and job description. When hiring staff, each applicant, whether they are new to our community or returning, participates in a personal interview. Staff members are also reference checked and background checked through multiple agencies.

Family camp (august 3 – 5) Family Camp weekend is the perfect escape to relax and enjoy quality time with your family. We provide the activities, yummy food, Shabbat magic, and cabin accommodations - you get to kick back and be a kid… along side your kids!


Ranch Camp shai baktanna

equestrian

Grades 1 – 6

Grades 5 – 9

Shai Baktanna is our shortest camp session designed specifically for campers wanting a “taste of camp.” Enjoy four days of camp with all the BEST Ranch Camp has to offer including: horseback riding, swimming, archery, campfire, art & design, tie-dye, Teva Farm, and more. We make every minute magic!

The EQ Program is the chance your child has been waiting for to spend 2 – 3 weeks learning horsemanship skills, western riding, horse care, tacking, trail riding, and overnight camping. Our small riding groups led by AAHS certified instructors will challenge both beginner and intermediate riders to grow their equestrian skills while making life-long friends in our one-of-a-kind Colorado Judaic home!

mini camp Grades 2 – 4 Mini Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young campers to begin exploring the world outside of the home while in safe, encouraging environment. Our staff members are experienced in meeting the needs of our mini camp age group, creating opportunities for campers to explore new activities and form relationships with their peers.

ranch program Grades 3 – 7 The Ranch Program, the flagship program of the Ranch Camp, is jam-packed with non-stop high-energy fun from the minute campers wake up in the morning until long after the sun goes down! Through traditional activities and those they never even dreamed they might try, camper defy limits and define themselves.

specialty tracks Grades 4 – 8 The specialty track program takes place during Session II offering campers an opportunity for skills development like never before! With tracks for art and theater, mountain biking, outdoor adventure, sports, and beginner horsemanship skills; we’ve got a program that fits your campers' interests!

8th grade ranch Grade 8 The 8th grade tiyul (trip) is our camper’s first foray into backpacking and camping. Prior to their departure, they learn how to set themselves up for success while backpacking, and learn skills throughout their program about how to keep themselves safe outdoors. They’ll spend a three nights outdoors, wrapping up with a fun day on their way back to camp.This is in addition to all the fun and adventure of the Traditional Ranch program and/or Specialty Tracks!

teen trips Grades 8 – 11 Each of our teen trips is a masa (journey) of a lifetime. We offer 4-day, 9-day and 21-day trips that challenge, inspire and connect teens to themselves and one another. When we talk about Shomrei Adamah, being guardians of the Earth, these are the adventures that connect teens forever to the majesty and power of our world’s wild spaces.

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tennis is making its comeback Here at the J, the Tennis Center has made a triumphant return and we couldn’t be more excited to have it back in full swing! We are looking forward to a wonderful summer filled with backspins, approach shots, kick serves, and plenty of fun. In our community, we strongly believe tennis allows each child to express their individuality and make their own calls on the court and in life.

previous tennis knowledge will focus more on agility, balance, and coordination along with proper technique and grips. If your player is advanced, they’ll have the opportunity to incorporate dynamic movement, technical instruction, point play, and match play fundamentals. Tennis is the ultimate lifetime sport, so we make it a priority to support and encourage players of all ages and skill sets.

In our tennis camps, students of all skill levels are invited to play. Beginner players will be introduced to the proper fundamentals of each stroke, as well as basic footwork. Players with

This brilliant pairing will provide the opportunity for campers to partake in the Tennis Center for activity rotations, in addition to Shai Sports, Shai Tennis, music, arts & crafts, and

more. We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity for our campers who may not have had the opportunity in the past to play tennis or receive tennis instruction. A summer spent at our Tennis Center is sure to delight campers of all ages. Children will receive specialized instruction that will increase their confidence levels and allow them to develop a stronger sense of self for years to come. grab your racket and come join us for fun out on the courts this summer!

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TennisCamp ages 5 – 14

SERVINg UP INTEgRITY AND RESPECT The Tennis Center at the J is the “best-in-class” on-court playing experience in the Denver area. The Center provides diverse programming for children of all ages and skill levels, an accomplished teaching staff, and state-of-the-art indoor courts. The Center will become an integral part of your child’s summer experience as they learn sportsmanship and athletic skills that will easily translate to daily life. Individuality and responsibility will be encouraged throughout the summer as your child learns to make their own calls on the court. All children will have the opportunity to make new friends, master new techniques, and learn the ultimate lifetime sport during their time spent at the J’s new and improved Tennis Center. All you need is a racket and a positive attitude–we’ll provide the rest.

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Summer P rogramming serve, snack & splash

shai tennis

Ages 5 – 8 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

June 18 – 22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades K – 2

12:30 – 2:30 pm Grades 3 – 5

This camp exposes young players to tennis stroke technique, rules, and tennis games for an hour before a snack with supervised group play time and an hour of supervised swim.

July 16 – 20 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades K – 2

12:30 – 2:30 pm Grades 3 – 5

Serve, Snack & Splash gives each player an exposure to basic tennis stroke technique, etiquette, and the rules of tennis. We have many tools including age appropriate rackets, short nets, and ROgY balls that allow us to customize lessons and accelerate learning. At the pool, we supervise swim and water play with swim instruction.

Camp Shai and the JCC’s own Tennis Center are working together to bring you the best of all worlds: Shai Tennis! In Shai Tennis, campers will gain exposure to basic stroke technique, etiquette, and learn the rules of tennis. The Tennis Center has many tools, including age-appropriate rackets, short nets, ROgY tennis balls, and fun games that allow campers to receive customized lessons, accelerate learning, and develop and appreciation for the sport.

$240

dates Week One, June 4 – 8 Week Two, June 11 – 15 Week Four, June 25 – 29 Week Six, July 9 – 13 Week Eight, July 23 – 27 Week Nine, July 30 – August 3

sample schedule

See Page 9 for more information about Shai Sports.

tennis development camp 2018 Ages 8 – 14 $110 Our Tennis Development Camp, gives each camper an understanding of the basics in stroke technique, etiquette, and learning the rules of tennis all while supplying additional work Summer Camps for 2018.

8:45 – 9:00 am

monday – Friday Camper drop off

9:00 – 10:00 am

Tennis Instruction

10:00 – 11:00 am

Snack and change

dates Week One, June 4 – 7

11:00 – 11:40 am

Swim Instruction

Week Two, June 11 – 14

12:00 – 12:15 pm

Change & Camper pick-up

Week Four, June 25 – 28 Week Five, July 2, 3, 5 (No Camp July 4th) Week Six, July 9 – 12 Week Eight, July 23 – 26 Week Nine, July 30 – August 2

sample schedule 9:45 – 10:00 am

monday – thursday Camper drop off

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stroke Instruction & match game situations

12:00 – 12:15 pm

Camper Pickup

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CAMP SHAI | RANCH CAMP | TENNIS CAMP S u m m e r 2 0 1 8 G r i d • C a m p s b y We e k WEEK ONE June 4 — 8

WEEK TWO June 11 — 15

WEEK THREE June 18 — 22

WEEK FIVE July 2 — 6

WEEK FOUR June 25 — 29

(No Camp July 4)

Camp Shai and Shai Sports (K — 10) Shai JR (Rising Kindergarter not yet 5 years old, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm)

$840

$840

$756

(Two Weeks, June 4 – 15)

(Two Weeks, June 18 – 29)

(Two Weeks, July 2 – 13)

Rishonim ”First Years” Grades K, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$390

$390

$390

$390

$310

Chaverim “Friends” Grades 1, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$390

$390

$390

$390

$310

Giborim “Heroes” Grades 2 — 3, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$390

$390

$390

$390

$310

Bonim “The Builders” Grades 4 — 5, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$400

$400

$400

$400

$320

On the Road (OTR) Grades 6 — 8, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$425

$425

$425

$425

$350

Counselor in Training (CIT) Grades 9 — 10, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

$100

$100

$90

(Two Weeks, June 4 – 15)

(Two Weeks, June 18 – 29)

(Two Weeks, July 2 – 13)

Camp Shai Sports Grades K — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Soccer with HERO Sports $425

Camp Shai Specialty Track Grades K — 2, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Art: Puppet Making $425

Camp Shai Specialty Track Grades 3 — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Art: Shadow Puppets (Grades 3 – 5) $425

Camp Shai Specialty Track Mixed Ages Grades K — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Basketball with Snow Valley Basketball $425

Tennis with JCC Tennis Center $425

Baseball/T–Ball with HERO Sports $425

Basketball with Snow Valley Basketball $350

LEGO with Playwell TEKnologies $425 LEGO with Playwell TEKnologies *(Grades 3 – 5) $425 Ekar Farm Camp *(Grades 1 – 2) $425

Adventure Club with Colorado Mountain Club $425

Ekar Farm Camp *(Grade K) $425

Adventure Club with Colorado Mountain Club $425

Art: Just Desserts $425

Experiments with Mad Science $350 Experiments with Mad Science $350

Kids Carpentry Wood Working $425

Art: Just Desserts *(Grades K – 2) $425

Shai Baktanna (Grades 1 — 6) School’s Out Camp (2 — 4 Year Olds) Full Day, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm; Half Day, 9:00 am — 12:30 pm)

Ranch Camp (2 — 11)

SESSION I (JUNE 7— 21)

Ranch Programs Grades 3 — 11 Pack ‘n Ride Grades 8 — 10 Mini Camp Grades 2 — 4 Teen Village Adventure Tour Grade 10

SESSION II (JUNE 24—JULY 8)

$1,070 – $3,100

$1,660 – $3,100

$4,335 $1,400 June 7 – 14

$1,400 June 24 — July 1

Tennis (Grades 1 — 12) Serve Snack & Splash Ages 5 – 8, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

$240

$240

$240

Development Camp Ages 8 – 14, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

$110 *June 4 – 7

$110 *June 11 – 14

$110 *June 25 – 28

Shai Tennis Grades K — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

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CAMP SHAI | RANCH CAMP | TENNIS CAMP S u m m e r 2 0 1 8 G r i d • C a m p s b y We e k WEEK SIX July 9—13

WEEK SEVEN July 16—20

WEEK EIGHT July 23—27

WEEK NINE July 30—August 3

WEEK TEN August 6—10

$756

$840

$840

(Two Weeks, July 2 – 13)

(Two Weeks, July 16 – 27)

(Two Weeks, July 30 – August 10)

$390

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$425

$425

Post Camp I: Shai Splash (Grades K – 6 Only) $425

$90

$100

$100

(Two Weeks, July 2 – 13)

(Two Weeks, July 16 – 27)

(Two Weeks, July 30 – August 10)

Soccer with HERO Sports $425

Tennis with JCC Tennis Center $425

Basketball with Snow Valley Basketball $425

Baseball/T–Ball with HERO Sports $425

LEGO with Playwell TEKnologies $425

Music: Ukelele 101 $425

Coding with Kids *(Grades K – 6) $425

Music: Ukelele 101 $425

Ekar Farm Camp (Grades 5 – 8) $425

Bugs! With the Butterfly Pavillion *(Grades K-1) $425 Wizarding 101 with Wizard's Chest (Grades 4 – 6) $425

Bugs! With the Butterfly Pavillion *(Grades 2 – 5) $425

Art: Cartooning & Graffifi $425

Pokemon with Wizard's Chest *(Grades 2 - 4) $425

Ekar Farm Camp *(Grades 3 – 4) $425 LEGO with Playwell TEKnologies *(Grades 3 – 5) $425

WEEK ELEVEN August 13—17

Post Camp II: Colo-Rad-ical (Grades K – 6 Only) $425

Shai Baktanna at Ranch Camp

$525 Full Day, $90; Half Day, $53 Non-Potty Trained (Full Day Only) $105

SESSION III (JULY 11—29) $1,660 – $3,900

Visit ranchcamp.org or pick up a brochure for full camp programs.

$1,900 July 11 — 22 $5,150 Jul 4—29

$240

$240

$240

$110 *July 9 – 12

$110 *July 23 – 26

$110 *July 30 – August 2

Tennis with JCC Tennis Center $425

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M A C C A R T & T H E AT R E A C A D E M I E S S u m m e r 2 0 1 8 G r i d • A c a d e m i e s b y We e k WEEK FIVE July 2 — 6

WEEK ONE June 4 — 8

WEEK TWO June 11 — 15

WEEK THREE June 18 — 22

WEEK FOUR June 25 — 29

(No Camp July 4)

Sail Away $145

Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Oh My! – $165

Sweet Tooth $165

Trees Around the World $155

Turtle Life $124

Ancient Cultures Ceramics $180

Dragonflies, Butterflies and Bees – $180

Teeny, Tiny World $190

Art of the Rain Forest $165

Mad Hatters Tea Party $152

Grades 3 — 6, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Functional Pottery $155

Arctic Animals $155

Coffee Shop Creations $155

Crazy for Lots of Polka Dots – $170

Art Through Latin America $132

Grades 3 — 6, 12:30 — 4:00 pm

Painting Sampler $170

Exploring Asian Art $190

Fancy Hats $190

Face It $180

Glass Fusing $152

Fantasy Illustrations $145

Embellishments, Beadwork and Gems – $165

Henna and Mandala Art $190

Tilearama $180

art academy grades 1 — 12 Grades 1 — 3, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Grades 1 — 3, 12:30 — 4:00 pm

Grades 3 — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Grades 6 — 12, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Grades 6 — 12, 12:30 — 4:00 pm

Glass Fusing $132 Wheel Throwing

Photography $530

Grades 6 — 12, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Wolf Theatre Academy (Grades Pre-K — 12) Under the Big Top $195

Cat Catastrophe $195

Imagination Station $195

Seuss on the Loose $195

Superhero City $156

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $156

Grades 1 —3, 12:30 — 4:00 pm

Moana $215

Secret Rescuers $215

The Lorax $215

Grades 3 — 6, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Improv $230

Grades 3 — 6, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm Only one week camps will have Sunday rehearsal and performance

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $430

Mary Poppins Jr $430

Lord of the Rings $430

Grades Pre-K — 1, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Grades Pre-K — 1, 12:30 — 4 pm

My Life As... $215

Phantom Tollbooth $430

Princess in Black $172

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory $344

Grades 6 — 12, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm (Mainstage Preformances)

Catch Me if You Can, (Three Weeks, June 4 — 24) $800

West Side Story, (Three Weeks, June 25 — July 15) $800

Grades 7 — 12, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm (Technical Apprenticeships)

Catch Me if You Can Technical Apprenticeship, (Three Weeks, June 5 — 24) $335

West Side Story Technical Apprenticeship, (Three Weeks, June 26 — July 15) $335

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M A C C A R T & T H E AT R E A C A D E M I E S S u m m e r 2 0 1 8 G r i d • A c a d e m i e s b y We e k WEEK SIX July 9—13

WEEK SEVEN July 16—20

WEEK EIGHT July 23—27

WEEK NINE July 30—August 3

WEEK TEN August 6—10

WEEK ELEVEN August 13—17

Southwestern Desert Life $155

Exploring Asian Art $165

Storytelling with Puppets $165

Out of This World Mixed Media – $165

Home Sweet Home $155

Cute and Cuddly Creatures and Critters – $155

Doodles to Drawing $170

Dimensional Painting $170

Dr. Seuss World $190

Art from Anything $190

Take Flight $170

Art Through Latin America $190

Famous Fakes $145

Dimensional Painting $145

DaVinci Discoveries $145

Kinetic Art $145

Caped Crusaders $145

Exotic Glass $190

Jewelry Making $190

Scrap It $170

Blue and White Pottery $180

Mad Hatters Tea Party $180 Zombie ARTpocolypse $350

Filmmaking $530 Exotic Glass $165

Illustrating Manga/ Cartoon Fashion – $145 Logo Design $170

Two Weeks (July 2 — 13) $275 Felt and Fibre $350

Wheelthrowing $295

Dragon Tales $195

My Little Pony $195

Outerspace Story Station $195

Magic Treehouse $195

Paddington Bear $195

Dog Days $195 Fairytale Adventures $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play $195

Creativity at Play

Spy Camp $215

The Never Girls $215

Jungle Book $215

Zootopia $215

Little Legends $215

Star Wars $172

The Little Mermaid Jr $430

Harry Potter; Deathy Hallows Part 1 $430

Harry Potter; Deathy Hallows Part 2 $430

Ella Enchanted $430

Fiddler on the Roof Jr $430

The Lightening Thief $430

West Side Story (June 25 — July 15)

As You Like It, (Three Weeks, July 16 — August 5) $800

West Side Story (June 26 — July 15)

As You Like It Technical Apprenticeship, (Three Weeks, July 17 — August 5) $335

$195

Improv $385

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