All About Creativity!

Whether you’re a budding artist or an advanced photographer, ignite your inner imagination with these creative camps.

Making Memories: Scrapbooking

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  • Ages 8-14, 1:00 – 4:00, $225

    Led by Lower School Library Specialist, Bev Edwards

    Experience the wonders and delights of scrapbooking while creating a memory book that will become a well-loved family treasure! You will learn how to design original, imaginative pages for a scrapbook of your own, deciding whether you would like to focus on a particular theme, such as travel, family, holidays, school, pets, sports or special events. 
    Creative scrapbooking tools, such as fancy scissors, punches, stickers, die cuts and other embellishments make this activity loads of fun! Bring a friend or gain some new ones as you make memories together. *A scrapbook, paper, embellishments and access to all scrapbooking tools will be provided. Campers must bring their own photos and memorabilia. 

Art Around the World 

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  • Age 6-11, 9:00 - 12:00, $215

    Led by Lower School Art Teacher, Holly McAslan

    Enjoy a week long experience in cultural diversity focusing on  visual arts. Each day will include projects from many different countries around the world. Examples include: Egyptian jewelry and sculptural work, Japanese Sumi Brush paintings, Russian Babushka dolls, African tribal masks, Inuit stone sculptures, Peruvian weaving and pottery, and much more!

Creative Writing

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  • Ages 11-14, 9:00-12:00, $225

    Led by Middle School English Teacher, Ellen Krich

    Enjoy a week of creative writing with genres of your choice, including a one-act play, short stories, poetry, and creative essays. Each day will include writing games, journaling, a mini-lesson, and time for writing and guided revision in workshop format. 
    You will be instructed on descriptive writing technique and will read excerpts from thought provoking literature providing you with examples of outstanding creative voice. You will write nature poetry on location in the RPCS Backwoods, while studying Robert Frost and other nature poets. The week will also include a fieldtrip to the Baltimore Museum of Art where campers will spend time in the sculpture garden, inspired by art, writing, just as many famous writers have done. The week will culminate in a production of a personalized portfolio of writing gems.
     
    NOTE: Please bring a lunch on Thursday. Camp concludes at 2:00 PM on 8/10.

Fantastic Photography

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  • Ages 9-15, 9:00 - 12:00, $235

    Led by Rosey Puskas- Ragontse

    Program One: July 17 – 21
    Program Two: August 7 - 11

    Click, Snap, Pose! That’s the sound of your shutter as we take amazing images influenced by some inspirational photographers both past and present! Learn how to see the world in black and white as well as color. 
    Campers will photograph words using found objects and take fun portraits (including selfies!). You will be introduced to landscape, portraiture, abstract and conceptual photography. This will be a fun, hands-on approach to learning the process in which a photo is created, and how Photoshop, like magic, can transform an image!
     
    NOTE: Please bring your own camera with memory cards (this class is more artistic than technical so the student should have an idea of how to use his/her camera whether it’s a point-and-shoot or DSLR.) Please bring a lunch on Thursday. Camp concludes at 2:00 PM on 7/20/17 and 8/10/17

Fashion & Machine Sewing

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  • Ages 8-14, 9:00- 4:00, $450

    Led by The Handwork Studio

    Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of machine sewing! Designed with older campers in mind, this program is all about choice and creative expression. 
    Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of Simplicity Creative Group patterns as well as pick projects from our favorite book “Sewing In A Straight Line” by Brett Bara.  In addition to a catalog of over 20 patterns, campers get to choose from dozens and dozens of bolts of tempting fabrics to bring individual style and flare to every creation. Campers will produce a Fashion Show on the last day of camp.

My Matisse Art Adventure

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  • Age 8-14, 9:00 - 12:00, $215

    Led by Lower School Art Teacher, Holly McAslan

    This camp is designed to introduce children to the wonderful art and style of the French master Henri Matisse. His art is more popular than ever, and you will learn his method of “painting with scissors” otherwise known as collage, as well as his colorful style of painting using complementary colors and vivid patterns. 

    Matisse also sculpted; and you will experiment with clay, to make your own piece. You will experiment with painting styles of other French Impressionist artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Seurat to name a few. You will learn interesting facts about the life of Matisse and why Baltimore is home to more of his art than any other place in the world! 

Full Steam Ahead

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  • Ages 5-8, 9:00 – 12:00, $215

    Led by Abrakadoodle®Art Instructors

    Science! Technology! Engineering! Art! Math! Climb on board and move Full STEAM Ahead! This Abrakadoodle art journey is filled with scientific discoveries, supercool technology, fabulous math connections and more!
    You'll travel from Beatrix Potter's illustrations to Leonardo Fibonacci's remarkable numbers discovery and make many stops along the way. Try your hand at robotics and draw at the same time! Learn lots of geometry while paint flows, compasses twirl, and straight lines show the unexpected. There is so much to try and learn on this journey.

Creative Writing Junior

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  • Ages 8-11, 9:00-12:00, $225

    Led by Middle School English Teacher, Ellen Krich

    Indulge yourself in a week of writing! During this camp, you will receive instruction on mechanics, content, organization and techniques for writing a variety of genres. Each day will feature group instruction using models from literature, time for individual writing, one-on-one teacher/student guidance, and feedback in workshop format. 
    Campers will begin each day with engaging writing games and exercises, and will use the RPCS Backwoods for picnic snacks and nature writing. The camp will also include a fieldtrip the Baltimore Museum of Art to write poetry about the artwork and to enjoy lunch in the sculpture garden. By the end of the week, campers will have a wonderful portfolio of their own creative writing and journals.
     
    NOTE:  Please bring a lunch on Thursday. Camp concludes at 2:00 PM on 8/3.

Fairy Fantasy Adventure

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  • Ages 5-10, 9:00- 12:00, $225

    Led by Anita Horwath

    Fairies dance! Fairies play! Fairies explore! Each day campers will dream up fairy stories to perform and enjoy a scrumptious fairy snack. You will dabble in fairy crafts and use your imagination. No fairy is complete without magic wings, a wand, plus fantastic fairy face and hair paint at the end of the week! Join your friends in the fairy world as you celebrate the power of imagination and creativity. 

Handwork Day Camp

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  • Ages 6-11, $275

    Led by Handwork Studio

    AM Program: 9:00- 12:00
    PM Program: 1:00 - 4:00

    Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. 
    Our goal is to teach useful skills such as, hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much more! Campers are always free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. 

It's Pinteresting!

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  • Ages 6-11, 9:00–12:00, $225

    Led by Lower School Teacher, Rachel Oberlin
     
    A super fun week of arts and crafts with Lower School teacher, Rachel Oberlin. Inspired by Pinterest Projects, daily activities will stimulate camper’s creativity and self-expression. Each day will focus on a new theme and campers will bring home their creations in this make and take style camp. 

Dreamy Art

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  • Ages 5-8, 1:00 – 4:00, $215

    Led by Abrakadoodle®Art Instructors

    Bring your wildest dreams to life in this special series dedicated to Dreamy Art! Soar through the night sky with fantastical creatures! Add bursts of shimmering light to your art as you explore the phases of the Moon and constellations. Explore Native American legends about dream catchers! Learn about MLK Jr. and dream of a better world through your artwork! No dream is too big for this magical journey through the land of dreams!