The School in Rose Valley Virtual Summer Camp
Ages 3-12
6/22 – 8/10

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In keeping with current federal, state, and local regulations, and after deliberation and thoughtful discussions with medical and camp professionals around the world, as well as our own Administrative Team, The School in Rose Valley has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer programs on SRV’s campus for 2020.
 
SRV Virtual Camp will take place from 6/22/2020 to 8/14/2020. You can choose to participate in one week, or a variety of weeks!
Each camper will choose three virtual activities to participate in, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM every day. In addition, each week, we will provide campers with a “Camp In a Box” – all of the materials that you will need to complete your activities! While this is a new experience for all of us, we are confident that our virtual camp will offer an opportunity for your children to have fun, learn and engage with other children. We hope to see you at SRV Virtual Camp this summer!

Program Descriptions:

 

 

Art
When we think of ‘art’, we often think of a finished painting, sculpture, piece of writing, or other finished ‘piece’. In Arting with Isa, children will be free to explore art materials and processes such as watercolor, collage, fabric sculpture and color mixing in the context of a larger project. While each class focuses on a process or project, students should feel free to explore new ways to use the materials they are given. Isa looks forward to teaching the basics of these materials and processes, and can’t wait to see campers’ imaginative approaches to materials. Isa Diaz-Barriga has been working with children in the Greater Philadelphia area since she began volunteer work at the age of 16. An artist by training, Isa incorporates investigation and exploration into any work she does, whether it be in the kitchen, in the garden, at the studio, or in the classroom. Isa has experience leading camp classes from preschool through sixth grade, including classes devoted to art and music. She loves mixing and matching, learning new things, and creative problem solving, and encourages students to forge their own meaningful relationships to class projects and activities. She is a graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in Studio Art!
Fresh Garden Cooking
Join Isa in the kitchen and practice cooking with garden-grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs! The dishes we make will be inspired by in-season produce, and will showcase some of the things we grow in the garden and greenhouse at SRV. We will provide ingredients to make some of our most beloved summer treats, including lemonade and salsa, as well as some more adventurous snacks like quick pickled radishes and a homemade tzatziki sauce! Children will learn with kid-safe materials to chop, stir, and mash, as well as the many different ways one can craft a dish using flavors from the garden. Every class we will make a new treat, talk about our garden ingredients, and learn about how they grow and the many ways they can be prepared.
Dance, Movement, & Drama
Mari Ann Bartley (affectionately known as Mrs. B) has been in education in many ways since 1976 when she founded Mari Ann Jackson’s School of Dance. She continued teaching, choreographing, and producing dance productions for the next 22 years. During those years she also enjoyed teaching kindergarten at the Kids’ Place and teaching organization skills at Strath Haven Middle School. Mrs. B joined the SRV Summer Camp family as a specialist counselor and then assisted the Summer Camp Director. Mrs. B then joined the School’s Preschool team. Tapping into the skills acquired at the Philadelphia School of Performing Arts and University of the Arts, Mrs. B directed the Julian Krinsky Performing Arts Camp for several years. Presently Mrs. B is a therapeutic clinician at Child Guidance Resource Center, enjoys Afternoons at SRV, Vacation Care and Mini Camps here at SRV. Mrs. B earned the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts scholarship for dance in 1976. In February of 2019, she was awarded The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Commitment of Excellence in Education award by Governor Tom Wolf.
Magic 101
It’s no secret that Ran’D Shine is one of the most sought after family entertainers. Known for a “Different Kind of Deception”, his psychological engaging illusions and sleight of hand have amazed audiences in libraries, schools and summer camps from all over the region. He was even selected to perform for the Military Month of the Child at Navy bases in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. His interactive magic show will have children and adults alike amazed. As one audience member describe his show, “He is so much more than a magician; he’s CHARISMATIC, FUNNY and he will blow your mind”! Goals of magic class: The goals and objective of the magic camp is to teach students basic magic tricks that vary in degrees of difficulty, but are highly amazing and entertaining. Each student will learn how to create props out of ordinary household objects and utilize them for tricks. In addition students will learn basic principles of misdirection and sleight of hand skills.
Music – Colors of Musicianship
Many people believe that becoming a good musician means learning how to read, and interpret notes, but there’s so much more than that- and that stuff is what I LOVE about being a Professional musician! Children will learn the following elements: Notes Articulation Technique Feel Dynamics Rhythm Tone Phrasing Space Listening Children will be encouraged to explore how the ordinary things in a home can become treasured musical inspirations. How does a kazoo get funky? Why are New Year’s Eve crackers so perfect for the occasion? How do we take a song and give it some groove? All of these questions will be discovered as well as many more! Instructor – Danie “Ocean” Jackson
Science Explorers
Are you interested in STEM? Do you like hands-on experiments? Do you like building things? Do you like getting your hands dirty? Then this is the class for you!! Each week Science Explorers will conduct a new set of experiments, including: Crazy Catapults, Matter Monsters, Radical Reactions, Bubble Bonanza – and that’s just to name a few!!
Story Time & Creative Writing
Are you creative? Would you like to learn how to write, illustrate and present engaging and colorful stories? Or, would you like to hear stories presented in an engaging fashion? Then this is the class for you!!
Virtual Escape Room
Use your imagination to solve puzzles, create clues and “Break Out” of a Virtual Escape Room! Be prepared to have fun, think on your feet and make new friends!!
Yoga

Amanda Daley is a 500 hr certified yoga and children’s yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She has shared yoga and mindfulness with all ages since 2014. She leads her classes through a trauma sensitive lens, and creates classes that will resonate with the age of the children attending. Her goal is to introduce children to mindfulness and yoga in a way that will keep the participants engaged, interested, and excited to learn. She has taught in preschool through high school, and enjoys the uniqueness each age offers. For more information, please visit her website www.powerfulchild.com. For children in the age groups 3-6 and 7-8 Amanda will share story time yoga, in which she will present story through yoga movement. Stories address topics that children can related to, touching on areas such as fear, isolation, compassion, kindness, self love, mindfulness, etc. Each class includes mindfulness, yoga movement, songs, affirmations, breath work, and rest. For children in the age group 9-12 Amanda will share a yoga class that is challenging and fun. The children will learn standard poses and movements they can take into a more grown up practice. They will explore their strength, flexibility, and balance in fun and creative ways. They will achieve a great sense of accomplishment. Classes will include mindfulness, yoga movement, breath work, rest, and meditation. All classes are encouraging and supportive. Skills learned have life long benefits. Yoga for children has been studied and shown to reduce stress, increase resilience, focus, relaxation, and self-esteem.