Camp Griffin ~ Explorers Program (Summer 2015)

 

Staff:

  • Miss Jenny Darlington, 3 year-olds’ Lead Teacher, Music Teacher and After-School Care Director at The Griffin Academy Preschool
  • Mrs. Randi Cannard, Certified Early Childhood Education Teacher, Art Teacher, 4 year-olds’ Lead Teacher at The Griffin Academy Preschool
  • Miss Amy Horner, Teacher’s Assistant at The Griffin Academy Preschool, Camp Griffin Counselor

Week 1:  Imagine That!  (June 15-19, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Lights, Camera, Action!  Children will dance, sing, and perform their way onto the Gryphon Theatre stage this week. Camp Griffin features a music room complete with drums, triangles, maracas, xylophones, and other musical instruments.  Children will visit the Playseum to explore, play and use their imaginations. The Playseum is the ultimate place for kids to create!   The experienced staff will perform puppet shows and produce a short film featuring your child’s weekly adventures!  Experience the beauty of music, dance, and art within Camp Griffin!

Tuition: Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 2:  Griffin Games (June 22-26, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Lace up your tennis shoes!  Let the summer begin at Camp Griffin with a fun-filled week of sports and friendly competition while getting great exercise. Children will experience a variety of sports, cooperative games, organized activities, board games, relay races, and team-building challenges. Activities will take place in spacious classrooms, the state-of-the art Griffin Gymnasium, expansive outdoor playground, and on an outdoor grassy field.  Children will strike up a day of fun by visiting a local bowling alley.  The week will commence with a pep rally, cheering competition and the 4th annual Griffin Games.  Kick off the summer and create special memories at Camp Griffin!

Tuition: Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00   
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 3:  All Things America (June 29 - July 3, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Just in time to learn about the Fourth of July, Camp Griffin will salute the U.S.A. this week through patriotic arts and crafts, a trip to the National Mall to explore different monuments, sing songs about the red, white and blue, and more.  The Explorers will make delicious American food to enjoy at a picnic lunch outdoors in the Explorers Zone.  Young explorers are at the perfect age to learn about patriotism through these fun activities.

Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00    
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 4:  Construction Zone:  Fun in Forts (July 6-10, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Put on your Camp Griffin “construction” hat, strap on your tool belt, gather bricks, blocks and Legos, young Explorers!   This is the week for building summer fun and forts!  Children will spend a week building and creating homes, construction sites, castles, tents and more!  Their talented counselors will perform “The Three Little Pigs!”  The Explorers will roll their way to Home Depot to explore and celebrate tools, design, construction, and the environment.  Build a summer of memories at Camp Griffin!

Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00    
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 5:  Art-y Party (July 13-17, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Does your child love to create? Collect memorabilia? Keep drawers and bins overflowing with junk?  During this art inspired week, children will shape, roll, and paint their own art collection at Camp Griffin 2015.  Children will visit The National Gallery of Art and see exhibits by Matisse, Rousseau, Lichtenstein, Warhol and more!
 
Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00    
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 6: The Science of Food (July 20-24, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Pop, sizzle, scramble, and bubble!   What happens when you add vinegar to baking soda or add heat to an egg?   Children will cook their way to new scientific discoveries all week long in the Camp Griffin kitchen.  Armed with aprons and wooden spoons, the Explorers will visit a local grocery store and Farmer’s Market to shop and get a glimpse into food preparation.  Science and math skills are integrated into this delicious and delightful week of fun.  
Please Note: Scientific experiments are safe and age-appropriate.  Food is nut free. 

Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00    
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 7: I’m With the Band (July 27 – July 31, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Explore the world through the music of different instruments! Camp Griffin features a music room complete with drums, triangles, maracas, xylophones, and other musical instruments. Explorers will sing, beat to the rhythm, dance and move their way to the Discovery Theatre for a musical show.  

Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00    
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 8: Splash! (August 3-7, 2015) Full Day Option ONLY

What is the best way to cool off in the hot summer heat? WATER at Camp Griffin, and we are going to have a lot of it! Children will get wet every day. Splash into water activities such as water relays, a balloon toss, a water-themed obstacle course, sprinklers, pools and an array of water-related games. The Explorers will splash their way to Pirate’s Cove and Volcano Island Water Parks! Make sure to wear a bathing suit each day and bring a towel and sunscreen for some cool fun in the sun!

Tuition:  $355.00 (Includes admission to Pirate’s Cove, Volcano Island and the pool on Friday.)
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 9: Animal Action (August 10-14, 2015) Full Day or Half Day Options

Campers, put on your hiking boots, pack your backpack, fill your Camp Griffin water bottle—this week you are discovering the beauty of animal’s in nature.  Images of graceful birds, cotton ball clouds, adventurous animals, and blooming flowers are sure to fill your binoculars this week.  Children will visit the National Zoo, create a nature collage, sketch trees, and immerse themselves in ways to preserve our precious planet.  The Griffins “go green” as they learn about animals and nature’s beauty all around.

Tuition:  Full Day: $305.00    Half Day: $200.00     
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt

Week 10: Explorers on the Move (August 17-21, 2015) Full Day Option ONLY

Does your Explorer thirst for adventure?  Explorers on the Move offers a different field trip EVERY day!  Children will set off to experience and explore the metro area’s best parks, museums, exhibits and more.  Pack a lunch, grab your camera, and join us for a week of travel, young Explorers!  You will be on the move as you splash in the pool, play at Burke Lake Park, experience the Air and Space Museum, cruise on a Potomac Riverboat, and MORE! 

Tuition:  $355.00 (Includes cost of admission, one weekly visit to the pool, and transportation costs) 
Dress code:  Camp Griffin t-shirt