Child and Youth Programs

2018 Summer Programs

Mindflight

Dates: July 8-14th, 2018

Location: Plymouth State University

Cost: $625 (includes all activities, lodging and meals)

This is a six day, five night residential program offering interdisciplinary experiences. Mindflight is open to motivated students currently entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Student stay on Plymouth State University’s campus and are immersed in a living learning community that combines academic and social enrichment. For more information please visit the Mindflight tab.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27500

 

2018 Summer Day Camps

Join us for fun filled day camps. Camp run M-F 9-4 and take place on the campus of Plymouth State University. For additional information please visit https://campus.plymouth.edu/community-education/children-and-youth-summer-programs/ or contact Rachelle Lyons, rllyons@plymouth.edu or Nina Domina (603)535-3271

 

Flying Monkey Children’s Theatre Summer Program

Date: June 25th – 29th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Performance at 7:00pm on Friday, June 29th)

Location: Flying Monkey on Main Street, Plymouth

Cost: $195

Age: 8-16

Instructors: Trish Lindberg – Artistic Director of ETC & Will Ogmundson – Musical Director of ETC

Join Trish Lindberg, Artistic Director of ETC and Will Ogmundson, Musical Director of ETC for a five day musical theatre program full of visual art, dance, music and theatre offered in collaboration with Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department and the Flying Monkey.

A great way to gain more stage experience in a non-threatening, nurturing environment, participants will work with Plymouth State graduate students and arts professionals to create an original musical in five days.

All rehearsals and arts workshops held at the Flying Monkey on Main Street, Plymouth.

Contact: Trish Lindberg at plindber@plymouth.edu for more information.

 

 

Citizen Science

Date: July 16th – 20th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Museum of the White Mountains

Cost: $325

Age: 10-12

Instructor: Rachelle Lyons

By involving students in real world environmental research, this camp builds transferable skills and knowledge about the local landscape, boosts academic skills and builds eco-literacy. Citizen Science camp is designed to inspire action and develop sense of agency among budding scientists. This approach to science education and stewardship is a powerful way to advance young minds and science. Scientific organizations gain more robust information from the cadre of new data collectors. The program builds awareness of scientific principles, research practices and ecological mechanisms of the natural world through hands-on ‘doing’ that contributes to a larger research projects.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27865

 

Lego Engineering Camp

Date: July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Location: Museum of the White Mountains

Cost: $325

Age: 8-10 

Instructor: Susan Schwarz

Our focus for this camp includes using advanced Lego parts, being presented with challenging model builds, and having lots of fun. Lessons will explore the use of mechanical lifts, nets, drills, ramps, and more. Campers will be challenged to use science, engineering, problem solving, critical thinking skills and ingenuity to solve a variety of challenges using Lego systems that include solar power, simple machines, pneumatics and more. Campers will explore the world of sequence, logic and physics through design builds and real world challenges. If this sounds too serious, don’t worry! Our campers leave tired and excited for more. Spaces are limited.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27870

 

Mindstorm Madness Camp

Date: July 30th – August 3rd, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Location: On Campus TBD

Cost: $325

Age: 11-13

Instructor: Susan Schwarz

Join us for a week of science, engineering and fun! Using the LEGO Mindstorms, campers will work in teams, learning to build and program robots. Teams will be challenged to solve real-world problems with their ‘bots, in both cooperative and competitive challenges. The week will culminate with a grand challenge designed to showcase the ingenuity and engineering skills of the campers! There will be new builds and lots of experimentation, so returning campers will find new and engaging challenges. Spaces are limited.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27871

 

Eco Art Adventures

Date: July 30th – August 3rd, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Museum of the White Mountains

Cost: $325

Age: 6-9

Instructor: Cynthia Robinson

Eco art is an art form that can both tell a story of a particular place in nature and can help to describe why that place is important. Using the White Mountain National Forest Centennial exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains as our home base, this camp is a dynamic and fun adventure into the past, present, and future of the Forest. Exploring painting, drawing, book making, sculpture using natural materials as well as a wide variety of art materials, campers will create a “pop up exhibit” that tells the stories of birds, insects, animals, plants, and trees that live in our local forests.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27875

 

Wild at HeART

Date: August 6th – 10th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Museum of the White Mountains

Cost: $325

Age: 9-12

Instructor: Mary DiBurro

“Nature itself provides the best university for learning, but our senses must be reawakened first.” – Thom Henley

In this museum-based art program, we explore how relationships with our environment can develop creative self-expression and growth. Students will experiment with a variety of artistic media to activate their senses and discover different tactile experiences through art making. We will use a combination of art media and objects found in nature to create artwork in new ways while reflecting on how they connect with nature during their everyday lives.

In this multi-day camp, we will enjoy nature walks, take in sustainability lessons, play games and craft artworks from natural and recycled materials. These meaningful, actionable nature-based art activities engage students in a way that develops a quest for knowledge, a foundation of respect and gratitude, and an appreciation for all life.

At the end of the week, students will have an opportunity to show case their masterpieces in an Art Show at the museum

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27877

 

Circus Arts

Date: August 6th – 10th, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Silver Hall Dance Studio

Cost: $150

Age: 9-12

Instructor: Jim Gleich

Have you ever wanted to learn to juggle, spin plates on sticks, or use a Chinese yo-yo? Join us and learn how to do some amazing skills. In class you will explore basic to intermediate level challenges in traditional circus manipulative skills. Learn how to make your own equipment. Challenge yourself each day as you develop fun and entertaining skills such as: juggling, Diabolos (Chinese Yo-yos), rhythm sticks, spinning plates, floating wands, and more.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27882

 

Theatrical Combat Camp

Date: August 13th – 17th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Silver Hall Dance Studio

Cost: $250

Age: 9-12

Instructor: Jim Gleich

Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts. Campers will be learning the basic skills of Hand-to-Hand combat, rolling, simple falls, choreography notation/analysis, stage combat history, and introduction to single sword techniques. All students will perform their class fight each day at the end of class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pad and pencil for notes.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27878

 

 

Theatrical Combat Camp for Adults

Date: August 13th – 17th, 2018

Time: 4:15pm – 6:00pm

Cost: $95

Age: 15+

Location: Silver Hall Dance Studio

Instructor: Jim Gleich

Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts. Participants will be learning the basic skills of hand-to-hand combat, rolling, simple falls, choreography notation/analysis, stage combat history, and introduction to single sword techniques. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pad and pencil for notes.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27880

 

 

Architecture: Fantasy Playhouse Design

Date: August 13th – 17th, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Museum of the White Mountains

Cost: $325

Age: 8-12

Instructor: Marylena Sevigney

If kids could design their very own playhouse or forts, what would they look like? In this class, students develop ideas, plans, drawing and models of their fantasy buildings with real life examples as inspiration. Kids simultaneously learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking, and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials. To top it off, students finish up by constructing models of their very own dream structures to share with parents in a final presentation.

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=27876

For more information on this year’s camp Rachelle Lyons at rllyons@plymouth.edu. or Nina Domina at (603) 535 3271