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Preparing for Camp

Dear Camp Families,
Welcome to DaVinci Experience! We are so glad that you will be a part of the DaVinci family this summer. This post will provide you with the information you need to prepare for your upcoming camp experience. 

What to Bring to CampBe sure to label your child's belongings with their name. 
 - Snack, water bottle, and bag lunch (no lunch for half day campers)  - If staying for Extended PM, send an extra snack  - Sunscreen and bug spray (please apply prior to arrival)    - Sneakers or shoes safe for running (no crocs or flip-flops, please!)  - A smock or large t-shirt for painting
Directions to Camp: Our programs will be taking place at the Mason Motz Activity Center, which is located at 190 Middle Rd. in Falmouth. Please enter through the double doors that face Middle Road. For the safety of our campers, the Middle Road doors are unlocked only arrival and pick-up times. Please use the front door by Falmouth Community Programs office at any other time.

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Picasso to Pop Art

Dear Parents,
It was an artsy week at "Picasso to Pop Art."

Monday Today, the campers learned all about Picasso. In the morning, Camp Founder Judy Crosby came in to teach the campers about Picasso's use of Cubism. The classes then made colors wheels. Midday, the campers learned about Picasso's line portraits and tried to emulate his style. In the afternoon, the campers used colors in their paintings as a way of conveying emotion.  Look at those color wheels! 
Judy talking to the Junior campers Making Line Paintings Picasso-esque Color Paintings! Tuesday In the morning, the campers learned about Alberto Giacometti and his skinny sculptures. They then drafted their own sculptures on paper. After this, they got to attempt to make a second draft of their sculpture using tinfoil. After snack, the campers made their sculptures with clay.  In the afternoon, the campers learned about Georgia O'Keefe and painted flowers.  Making Tinfoil Sculptures Clay Sculptures  Junior…

Sea Pirates

Ahoy, Mateys! Yo-ho-ho! It has been a great week at Pirate Camp! Monday Today the campers learned about pirates. In the morning, the Seniors made wanted posters while the Juniors learned about pirates. Midday, both classes made pirate costumes and pirate flags.  Pirate Hooks and Swords Making a Pirate Flag
Tuesday Today, the campers learned about how pirates used to navigate the seas. In the morning, both classes designed their pirate ships. Midday, they constructed them. After lunch, the senior campers made compasses. Both classes went on a scavenger hunt (using compasses) to find a Geocache.  Pirate Ships
 Compass Making!
Reading a clue for the Geocache Wednesday In the morning, the Junior campers had a friendship circle on teamwork. They had to create a pirate ship using their bodies. Communication was key for this task! Their next task was working at their tables to create pirate ships using an assembly of materials, such as popsicle sticks, straws, cups, and tape. The seniors ma…

Eyeballs and Goo!

Dear Camper Families, It was a fun week at "Eyeballs and Goo!"
Monday This morning, campers traced their bodies onto large paper. This will be used throughout the week to add body parts of as the class leaners about different systems. After the snack, both groups learned about the brain. The Juniors did a five senses activity with popcorn. In the afternoon, they learned about the nervous system and played nervous system games.  Seniors Making Body Models  The 5 Senses and Popcorn! Tuesday Today was Heart Day! In the morning, the classes learned about the importance of the heart and added the heart to their body outlines. The seniors did several pulse activities. The Juniors learned about heart health and the importance of exercise. They then went outside to play some water games (staying cool AND keeping the heart healthy!) In the afternoon, the Juniors made heart paintings while the Seniors played mind bender games.
 Painting Hearts: A Human Heart and a Valentine Heart Ms. …

Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!

Dear Parents,
We had a blast at Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!
Seniors and Juniors Monday Today's focus was on Pangea and the Continental shift. In the morning, the campers did a variety of art activities that helped them understand Pangea. In the afternoon, the two classes performed Pangea skits for one another.  Senior Bulletin Board Left: preparing for skit                  Right: Pangea flip books! 

Tuesday Today was Earthquake Day! In the morning, the Juniors learned about earthquakes and then constructed earthquake-resistant houses. The seniors learned about the different myths that people have had about the origins of earthquakes. They then presented their findings to the Junior Campers. In the afternoon, the campers learned about the Richter Scale and made Richtometers.
Juniors constructing Earthquake-Resistant Houses Seniors preparing for the Earthquake Mythology skit
Wednesday Today was volcano day! Both classes learned about volcanoes and then sculpted their volcanoes…