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Navigators (Rising 4th-5th)

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 Navigators

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

Summer Navigators is a level of summer camp that allows rising 4th and 5th graders to explore new activities and themes in an age-appropriate group. Themes for this program were created using a blend of ideas from both our Adventures and Explorers’ sessions, giving the participants a bridge between the two camps. The smaller group size in this program provides the opportunity to do more in-depth and developmentally appropriate activities and projects.

 

 

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 Navigators 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.
 

This week we will play a variety of individual and team games that can range from physically demanding to very laid back. We will spend time outside playing games such as beckon, camouflage, rocks, koob, and croquet. We will also play tabletop board games and card games like Pit, Slamwich, and many other strange and fun, fast paced games. We’ll try out Tacocat, Can Jam, backwards soccer, and WAY more! We’ll have daily wacky game challenges where campers can challenge the counselors. Who will emerge victorious?! Come ready to play and have fun, win or lose!

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.

This week we will push our animal exploration to the edge with more activities and introduction to animals most people have never seen. We will visit the NC Zoo, observe multiple ecosystems, and work on conserving natural animal habitats. Also, we will make animal crafts and dog biscuits for our canine friends and to donate to a local rescue.

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.
 

Robots and unicorns and alien planets, oh my! Come along with us this week as we explore the vast possibilities of the science fiction and fantasy genres colliding! Will we design spaceships for elves, make wands for astronauts? Tap into our creativity to design and create our own sci-fi and fantasy realms. Shall we learn all about dragons and space whales, traveling through wormholes and portals? Come write and star in our very own comic books. Let’s see where our creativity can take 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.
 

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

Strap on your hiking boots and let’s see what we can find outside. Don’t forget your compass as we try to seek hidden treasure while orienteering.  Learn all about “roughing it” as we learn how to pitch a tent and safely build a campfire where we will cook s’mores. We will use a GPS app while geocaching and hiking local trails. This week is aimed at building excitement for the great outdoors by ditching the screen for a better connection with nature.  

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.
 

Welcome brave travelers to a week of trade and exploration around the globe! Together we will explore the history of the Silk Routes and the art, culture, and merchandise traded between Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages. We will make fine goods to trade along the way like soap carvings, batik, and candles. We will make and learn to use an abacus, make and eat noodles, and drink our own spiced tea. By the end of our adventures, all traders will be skilled in creating trade goods, navigating the high seas, and have a healthy appetite for trying new and unknown things.

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.
 

Tackle feats of science this week with all kinds of fun chemistry experiments and see Science in Action! We will mix lots of gooey concoctions to create slime and oobleck, as well as exploring forces like gravity and magnetism. How can we experiment with light? Can we predict chemical interactions? How do common everyday items really work? Can we discover the reasons for certain optical illusions and physics tricks? Can you measure the speed of light with household materials? Let’s see if these investigations can be tackled by our crack team of non-professional scientists. Don’t worry parents; we will take the utmost safety precautions and never do anything dangerous.

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 session gives participants the chance to have fun playing games and sports combined with venturing out to discover fun around town. We will explore local parks, see some local oddities, play tag and card games, and compete in goofy 60 second challenges. We will go out to eat one day, shop for movie snacks and watch a movie, and make cookies and brownies. Come hang out and have a goofy, fun week!