Village Gate 2016 Summer Camp Program
The Village Gate Summer Program is a 5 Week Program from June 27th – July 29th with three themed programs. Each program will consist of several field trips, team building and outside play with a splash of reading, writing and study skills.
Weeks 1&2: It’s a Sign!–Sign Language Camp (June 27th–July 8th)
Language: The system of communication used by a particular community.
One of the forms of language that we have been blessed to use at Village Gate is American Sign Language. Widely used by the deaf community, not only is an effective tool for communication, but it has also proved to be incredibly connecting as one really needs to pay full attention to the signer in order to understand what he/she is saying. In a world where it is so easy to be distracted it’s truly remarkable to experience and watch the beauty of a conversation where everyone is fully present.
During this two-week session, the campers will learn American Sign Language, gain a better understanding of the deaf community and by week 2, will be using sign language 100% of the time. We will play games, go on sensory hikes to explore all of our senses, and do a wide variety of activities to gain a greater appreciation for those with hearing loss as well as a greater appreciation for our own senses.
Week 3: Games People Play (July 11th – July 15th)
Games provide us with the opportunity to learn strategy, cooperate, collaborate and have fun!
This one-week session will explore all types of games – outdoor games, board games, learning games, and games of chance. The campers will even create their own games. In honor of the Summer Olympics, the final day of this session will end with the VGA Olympics complete with medals and a ceremony!
Weeks 4 & 5: Express Yourself! (July 18th – 29th)
Art is in the Eye of the Beholder… This will be a fun week of creativity, getting our hands dirty and letting our imaginations run wild! Our campers will use their imagination to design, build, and color your own creations while experimenting with paint, paper mache, clay, and more. We’ll explore fun activities including; Shibori dyed t-shirts, printmaking, and creating our own handmade paper. Campers will investigate the world around them through scavenger hunt games and be inspired by what they find!
During this session, we will explore various mediums of art: painting, sculpting, ceramics, graffiti, animation, photography and so much more! We will visit an Art Museum and a couple of local galleries along with several art lessons with local artists. The end of this week will culminate with our own gallery showing of the art we created throughout the week. So, grab your brush, your camera, and clay and come Express Yourself!
Math and Reading Clinic (Aug. 29th – Sept. 1st)
For the final week of Summer, we are offering a Math & Reading Clinic so that our young students can brush up on their math & reading skills as we prepare to begin school.
Each day will consist of a morning session in which the children will continue to expand upon their skills in the areas of Math & Reading and then, those who are staying for the afternoon, will head over to a local Beach or park for Lunch, Swimming, games and play.
A Healthy Balance of nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits!
5 Half Days (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) - $225/ Week or $400 for the 2 Week Session
5 Full Days (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) - $310/ Week or $550 for the 2 Week Session
For More information go to call: (760) 815-4818
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