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Adventures (Rising 1st-3rd)

COVID-19 Information for Summer 2022

The COVID policies and protocols of the NGFS Summer Camp will be consistent with the policies and protocols as defined in the Summer Camp 2022 COVID Handbook; read the handbook here. All participants and families must understand and agree to adhere to these guidelines. Please be aware, these are one-week sessions; it is imperative that all participants follow the protocols and policies so that we are able to ensure the safety of everyone participating in our camp programs this summer.

 

Summer Adventures

  • Summer Adventures camp is held on the Guilford Campus at 1128 New Garden Road.

Summer Adventures, for rising 1st-3rd graders, offers weekly themed session that provide a focus for learning about science, historical events, and people, and for games and craft projects. STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) are woven into each week. Participants are separated into groups by age to rotate through daily activities. The daily schedule is similar to a day of school, so five-year-olds who have not completed full-day kindergarten are not eligible for this program. On Fridays, we celebrate the week with a culminating quest, game, or challenge.

 

 

All sessions are currently full and on a waitlist. To sign up for the wait list, complete the steps in CampSite provided on the Registration and Fees page. On the Enrollment screen, you will have the option to add to the waitlist. There is no cost to sign up for the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if space becomes available.

2022 Summer Adventures Sessions

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

Travel, geography, and mystery abound this week where we will learn about exotic and exciting locations in the U.S. and around the world. Everywhere we explore has an air of legend and lore, so intrigue awaits when we try to solve a mystery or crime at every location we visit. Make passports to gain access to different countries, create disguises to fool bad guys, and help recover valuable treasures. Search for missing ancient Roman coins and artifacts, create a replica priceless necklace, crack the code to a safe to protect a national treasure from being stolen. Try to guess what the strange object is in our “what is it” game of items from around the globe. Learn all about maps, the continents, oceans, and hone our observational skills looking for clues all week long. Friday will be our grand travel finale as we try to solve a major mystery that will require all we've learned during the week

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

*This is a 4-day week, as we are closed Monday to honor the national holiday of Juneteenth.

Love animals?!  Come learn all about the animal kingdom this week including a trip to the North Carolina Zoo to see lions, lemurs, bison, and elephants!  We will make clothespin creatures, baby owls, bug puppets, pom-pom animals and dog biscuits. We will eat “dirt cake” and make thumbprint and hand print animals. We will have visits with animals from around the Triad. Come get wild with us!

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

Become a knight of the realm by going on a Knight’s Quest to test your bravery and skill! Decorate your own family crest on shields, write scrolls, make medallions, and design your own banner. Visit our dungeon to write spells and mix potions. Make your choice of a jester, wizard, or princess hat and a wizard cape and wand to match. We will launch catapults and play the games defend the castle, and catapult chess. Learn how to tame a unicorn, fight off a fiery dragon, and hunt for the mysterious nest of the basilisk in our quest to achieve knighthood!

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

*This is a 4-day week, as we are closed Monday for the 4th of July national holiday.

Sasquatch? Nessie? Normie? The Lost Treasure of Oak Island? What is Area 52? Do these things exist?? Come explore these and other unexplained phenomena that make us say, “What was that?!” Track Bigfoot’s footprints and set traps for the big creature. Build UFOs, make your own cryptic creatures, and seek out ancient cities lost to time. Create alien containment units, make glove monsters, creature masks and Monster Spotter Field Kits, and earn your official Creature Spotting License. We will film our own “sightings” footage, and on Friday we will put our creature tracking skills to the test in our quest to round up all the cryptids while avoiding the mysterious Men In Black.

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

We have a secret laboratory where we make ooey, gooey, and gross creations! Come join us in the lab as we make slime, silly putty, bouncy blobs and giant soap bubbles. We will walk on top of a giant pool of oobleck, play with circuit boards, and create shrinking art. You can make ice cream, experiment with earth magnets, watch ghost crystals vanish, and watch frozen fruit shatter!  We will tye-dye t-shirts, make glitter globes, create glow-in-the-dark snow, make play dough, and experiment with dry ice. We will make a pickle glow, instantly freeze water, generate giant smoke rings, and make smoke bubbles! Visit our Mad Lab and witness mind-boggling feats of Science In Action!

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

Forget a time machine! We have created a vortex time tunnel that transports us all throughout history, whenever we want. Join us as we journey back in time and encounter amazing characters, creatures, and places from our past. Create gadgets to help us travel safely to different time periods and make a star map of when you want to travel. Meet a charioteer from ancient Rome, go jousting with a French knight, and try to find the lost tomb of the emperor of the Inca. Learn how to navigate with a sunstone from a viking and search for living dinosaurs. On Friday, we will open the time tunnel to invite famous figures to our time and challenge them to games of wit and valor.  Whenever in time we are, fun and adventure awaits!

This session is currently full. You may add your camper to the waitlist through the Enrollment screen in CampSite. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist, and you will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
 

Make your own pirate flag and get ready to set sail on the high seas for adventure as we learn all about a pirate’s life! Learn how to use a compass, design your own pirate wardrobe, make “pieces of eight,” and create giant treasure maps. Go on daily hunts for treasure and learn legends of famous female pirates such as Grace O’Malley and Ching Shih as well as hearing the lost legend of pirate Joseph Bannister. Build your own piratical Viking longboat, cook ship biscuits, make scurvy-fighting lemon-limeade, and design, build, and race your own pirate ship. Join us, mateys!