Summer Programs


Little Nature Lovers

June 27-July 1 // 9AM-1PM //  Ages 4-6
Cost $200 for the week

Berry pickingJoin us in meeting like minded families who love nature. The program will model the gentle rhythm of Ridge and Valley Charter School’s kindergarten classes that so lovingly nourish the child’s developing coordination, cooperation, and creativity. Days will include crafts, cooking, exploring and yoga. Each day we’ll discover a new beautiful place in nature: the natural open spaces and trails near our school and around the Paulinskill River. Our time together will be spent primarily outside in the beautiful summer sun with water play on and around the 16-acre facility of the Ridge and Valley Charter School campus.

Register by June1
Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount: $25 off if you Register by May 1

Sibling discounts available – $25 off additional child
Guide Alyssa & Guide Sundae

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Skateboarding Camp

Skateboarding CampJune 27-July 1 // 8AM-12PM
Age range: Completed Kindergarten – Completed 3rd Grade 
Cost $200 for the week 

Are you or your child looking to have fun and learn more about skateboarding? We are offering a week-long day camp this summer. Daily instructional workshops and skate groups will be organized by the guide to help skaters of all ability levels learn new tricks or gain comfort with the basics. Participants will have the chance to practice and learn skills in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.

All participants must bring a helmet, a skateboard, a water bottle and a bag lunch each day. Other safety gear is recommended but not required.

Register by June 1
Guide Bradley White

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Traditional Woodworking Workshop

Wooden spoonsJune 27-July 1 // 8AM-12PM
Age range: Completing 4th Grade – Completing 8th Grade
Cost $200 for the week

Spoon carving will be the central focus of this workshop by introducing children to basic wood carving techniques. Instruction will include the use and care of tools, understanding design, and making the finished spoon. This workshop will also promote placed-based education by the identification of renewable resources found in our local bioregion. This will help children develop a passion to preserve and use wisely what nature gives us. It will also plant the seeds in our children the interest in life long carving skills by helping them build a relationship with the natural world. The workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors on the Ridge and Valley Charter School campus.

Register by June 15
Guide Mike

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Ink Slingers

Ink SlingersJuly 1 – August 28 // ONLINE
Age range: Entering 6th, 7th or 8th Grade
Cost $250 for the camp

As a virtual summer writing experience, Ink Slinger participants are invited to design one or more writing projects exploring genres of choice and themes of existential interest.

Ink Slingers will plan, draft, and publish their writing supported by Guide Kris through gmail, Google docs, and Google Hangout meetings.

Ink Slingers are invited to attend 1:1 weekly meetings with Guide Kris for drafting, feedback, and coaching support. Weekly Peer Circles (WPC’s) using Google Hangout will be facilitated by Guide Kris, where Ink Slingers are invited to discuss the writing process, share genre-based writing strategies, read aloud excerpts of their work, and celebrate success.

Register by June 1
Guide Kris

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