Clubs Activity Descriptions

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Important Notes

  • There are two separate registrations for fall and spring (see Clubs Schedule and Pricing for dates).
  • Play and Learn and Morning Clubs last 3.5 hours and are designed for participants to continue from fall into spring, meaning the material taught in the spring will not be a repeat of the fall material.
  • Afternoon Electives last 1.25 hours and may repeat their material in the spring or there may be different electives scheduled for the spring.  Those electives will be announced in November.
  • Play @ Camp is an activity that runs for 3 weeks at the end of each semester (December and April).

Play and Learn & Morning Clubs

Ages 4-5

Ages 6-9

Ages 10-13

Afternoon Electives

Ages 6-9

Ages 10-13


Descriptions for Ages 4-5

Play and Learn

Contact Instructor: Lori Murray

This fun and engaging program includes a variety of developmentally appropriate activities including nature, art, problem solving manipulatives, PE, and pretend play. Social skills such as listening, following, directions, using encouraging words and actions, and being respectful to others will be integrated throughout lessons and activities that teach and reinforce biblical truths.

You may register your child for individual days (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) or a combination of 2 or all 3 days. The activities will be different each day.

Click here for a sample schedule.


Descriptions for Ages 6-9

Dance (Ages 8-13)

Contact Instructor: Angie Moore

This activity offers ballet, lyrical, and modern dance to beginning and returning dancers. This activity will teach coordination, flexibility, and proper technique while worshipping the Lord through dance. The students will also learn techniques for choreographing their own work. Each child should expect to be sweetly encouraged in this activity. Ballet shoes are recommended.

It’s Puzzling!

Contact Instructor: Abby Johnson

Engaging challenges, activities and games designed to activate a child’s pattern of logical thinking. Building analytical skills with lots of fun.

Morning Club Tuesdays

Contact Lead Instructor: Amy Martin

Tuesday Morning Club will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of Science, Art, and Physical Education. The children will be placed into groups by age and travel to three clubs and lunch with a camp counselor to engage in hands-on learning fun in each of the three subject areas. The subject description and instructor’s name are as follows:

Exploring Watercolor  (Instructor: Erin Engstrom)

This watercolor painting class will help your child develop their own sense of artistic style. We will be working on abstract concepts, with the emphasis on enjoying art and having fun! Students will create beautiful projects to take home and proudly display.

Zoology and Outdoor Science (Instructor: Cindy Nichols)

This course will study birds and use the NLC nature setting to explore our topics.  We will learn the following about birds: design, characteristics, nesting habits, and flight patterns in the classroom, outdoors, and by nature journaling. The goal of the course is to learn about God’s creation and how this bird study points us to God the Creator who designed the world we live in.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will practice skills that will help them become successful movers! Fun games implementing locomotor skills, rhythms and simple dance will not only be fun, but help the child to become confident in movement. Developing and refining fine motor skills through hands-on activities will be included in station play throughout the semester.

Morning Club Thursdays

Contact Lead Instructor: Amy Martin

Thursday Morning Club will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of Science, Art, and Physical Education. The children will be placed into groups by age and travel to three clubs and lunch with a camp counselor to engage in hands-on learning fun in each of the three subject areas. The subject description and instructor’s name are as follows:

Cool Chemistry (Instructor: Stephanie Lykins)

Chemistry is simply the study of matter (what things are made of, how they react to each other, and how they react to their environment) and God came up with some pretty cool things!  We’ll learn about things like atoms and their parts, states of matter, the Periodic Table, chemical bonds, and acids and bases, all in a manner that kids can understand and prepare for future science classes.  There will be experiments during each class, and special projects throughout the semester like molecule puzzles, atomic models, growing crystals, and making our own lava lamps!

Hands on American History (Instructor: Erin Engstrom)

Students will create beautiful lapbooks while learning all about the history and geography of America before Europeans came and continuing through the late 1800s. Students will engage through art, poetry, music, and stories to appeal to all learning styles.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will have fun exploring movement fundamentals through a variety of activities that emphasize locomotor and non-locomotor movements. The class will provide opportunities for students to practice manipulative skills and participate in fitness development exercises. Space awareness, balance, rhythms, jump roping, and simple movement games will be practiced so the child can become a skillful and successful mover. Students will learn to apply biblical truths by practicing sportsmanship, cooperation, and respect for others.

Outdoor Recreation

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Come participate in group gym games and outdoor camp games. Kids will enjoy playing games with the NLC staff and will meet new friends while playing and learning games together.

Outdoors Club (ages 8-9)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

This fall, come experience fun outdoor activities on the beautiful 70 acres of NLC. Participants will engage in a variety of introductory level activities and learn a variety of skills like Frisbee golf, archery, bikes, sling shots, canoeing, low ropes, fishing, outdoor cooking, nature, craft, and field games. Kids will also have a blast with the NLC staff as they enjoy God’s creation and learn of God’s love for them.

Play @ Camp (Ages 6-11)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Play @ Camp provides opportunities to enhance physical development of throwing, catching, striking, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, body balance and strengthening combined with instructional opportunities which teach and reinforce social skills necessary for positive team involvement based on scriptural principles of honesty, grace, and forgiveness.

What to Bring: Lunch. A morning apple is provided by camp.

What to Wear: Comfortable play clothes and tennis shoes (dress for weather).

Deadline for Registration: Fall: Tuesday, December 3rd; Spring: Tuesday, April 21st

Pre-Ballet and Movement (Ages 5-7)

Contact Instructor: Claire Stowers

This class offers ballet and lyrical dance to beginning and returning dancers. This class will teach coordination, flexibility, and proper technique while worshipping the Lord through dance. The students will also learn techniques for choreographing their own work. Each child should expect to be sweetly encouraged in this class. Ballet shoes are recommended for this class.

STEM Stations

Contact Instructor: Daniel Lykins

STEM Stations help kids be creative, problem-solve, and develop things like math concepts, eye/hand coordination, and fine motor skills. Centers will include science (magnets, weights), math (fraction tiles, money), art (geoboards, sculpture), and building (Legos, gears), among other things.  The students will rotate between stations throughout the course, balancing the “school” stations (math and science) with the “fun” stations (art and building), using both challenge cards and their own creativity.


Descriptions for Ages 10-13

Baking Basics Level 1

Contact Instructor: Emma Keel

Throughout this activity, students will uncover the work, art, and the fun behind baking. They will learn basic skills and techniques needed for baking while making some sweet treats along the way! The skills range from how to read a recipe to how to pipe frosting. Students will be free to get creative while baking in a safe, encouraging environment. Each week, we will learn something new about baking and discover a characteristic of God and His creation.

Baking Basics Level 2

Contact Instructor: Emma Keel

This class is recommended for students who have previously taken Baking Basics: Level 1 or who already have some baking experience. Students will use the skills they already have and pick up new ones throughout this class. With a focus on baked goods and cakes, students will enjoy creating and learning in a fun environment while building relationships with one another and learning more about God and who He is.

Coding for Beginners

Contact Instructor: Tracey Browning

Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for the future. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, math, writing, and confidence.

The future is digital. What better way to prepare your student than a ‘Coding for Beginners’ course? The class will use the CS First curriculum developed by Google, and is written to meet Computer Science Teachers Association CS K-12 Standards. CS First uses the programming language ‘SCRATCH’ to complete the various coding activities. SCRATCH allows the student to program by stacking blocks of code, instead of typing in each command.

Students who begin to code at a young age develop an understanding of the logic and problem-solving techniques behind programming. The more practice the student has with this level of thought, the easier it is to implement across all academic subjects.

From animating their name, creating their very own Google logo, and programming ocean waves as a backdrop for their high-seas adventure, ‘Coding for Beginners’ promises to be entertaining and educational!

Dance (Ages 8-13)

Contact Instructor: Angie Moore

This class offers ballet, modern and lyrical dance to beginning and returning dancers. This class will teach coordination, flexibility, and proper technique while worshipping the Lord through dance. The students will also learn techniques for choreographing their own work. Each child should expect to be sweetly encouraged in this class. Ballet shoes are recommended for this class.

Introduction to Golf

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

This activity introduces students to the basics of golf including grip, stance, swing, putting, and chipping through fun individual and group activities. Golf etiquette and rules will also be covered. We will enjoy our time together in God’s creation! No experience with golf is necessary, clubs will be provided.

Introduction to Violin

Instructor: Janette Sroka, Renee Igo

Beginning music theory and various musical styles will be introduced. Fun facts of violin history and renowned players will be explored. Students will be learning the basics of violin care and playing. Students will be introduced to note reading on the treble clef. Participants need to rent a violin suitable to their size. Renee Igo and Janette Sroka are both violinist that started playing at a young age, were trained in the classical style, and currently enjoy playing for worship.

Morning Club Tuesdays

Contact Lead Instructor: Amy Martin

Tuesday Morning Club for ages 10-13 will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of History, Science, and Physical Education/ Recreation. The child will travel to three clubs and lunch with a camp counselor to engage in hands-on learning fun in each of the three subject areas. The subject descriptions and instructor’s name are as follows:

Music Through the Ages (Instructor: Kay Bagwell)

Music Through the Ages is an interactive class focused on how the instruments and music changed over time from the 1600’s to 1800’s.  Through targeted listening activities and musical elements games, students will gain a greater appreciation on how music works now and how yesterday’s music affects us today.  We’ll compare the sounds of different instruments and learn about the history of the world’s most famous and well-beloved pieces. Students will assemble a musical guidebook and timeline. No prior music experience is necessary, and children who are in music lesson will enjoy making further musical connections.

NC Geography and Outdoor Science (Instructor: Lori Murray)

Using the 5 geographical themes, basic geo-caching, and plant identification, this INTRODUCTORY level-class teaches our intrepid survivors to read/follow a map, understand why and how we use our land/natural resources, and learn to identity wild-edibles found at NLC. Extensive use of the outdoors, games, and hands-on activities will help advance each student through a specific challenge and earn a necessary piece of the NLC “community base-camp” that we will be setting up.  At the end of this program, parents will be invited to visit base-camp and enjoy a wild-edible snack foraged and prepared by students.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will be given opportunities to work cooperatively in group play.  Gym and field games and team building activities on the camp grounds will build skills such as listening, speaking, problem solving, cooperation, creativity, trust, courage, bonding, and icebreaking. And of course, the student’s physical well-being will benefit from the exercise and games! Students will be given the opportunity to apply biblical truths by practicing sportsmanship, cooperation, and respect for others.

Morning Club Thursdays

Contact Lead Instructor: Amy Martin

Thursday Morning Club for ages 10-13 will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of Art, Science, and Physical Education/ Recreation. The child will travel to three clubs and lunch with a camp counselor to engage in hands-on learning fun in each of the three subject areas. The subject descriptions for the Thursday Morning Club and instructor’s name are as follows:

Elements of Art (Instructor: LuAnne Payne)

This class will focus on the elements of art, including color, line, shape, form, and texture. Each of the fun and engaging projects will help students learn about one or more elements of art. Students will be given the opportunity to use a variety of art tools and materials.

Engineering Level 1 (Instructor: Tracey Browning)

Engineers dream up lots of exciting things that improve everyday life, from smartphone apps to sports gear to solar-powered homes. They also invent ways to rescue earthquake victims, reduce pollution, and explore space. Engineers almost never start with the right answer. Instead, they research what has been done before, brainstorm and test different ideas, learn from mistakes, and try again. In that sense, kids are natural engineers!

Dream, Invent, Create, Engineer the World!

Students will spend the semester exploring six different fields of engineering, including Materials, Electrical, Systems, Chemical, Manufacturing, and Aerospace. Each class will begin with learning the importance of logical thought, problem solving techniques, and communicating effectively through written instructions. The students will then dive into the different engineering fields, reviewing vocabulary, discussing ‘thought’ questions, and participating in activities associated with the various engineering areas.

From paper helicopters to water filtration to a camp-wide scavenger hunt for simple machines, this class will be a whirlwind of information mixed with exciting hands-on activities. Loads of learning AND tons of fun?? Don’t miss it!

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will be given opportunities to work cooperatively in group play.  Gym and field games and team building activities on the camp grounds will build skills such as listening, speaking, problem solving, cooperation, creativity, trust, courage, bonding, and icebreaking. And of course, the student’s physical well-being will benefit from the exercise and games! Students will be given the opportunity to apply biblical truths by practicing sportsmanship, cooperation, and respect for others.

Outdoors Club

Contact Instructor: Emma Keel

This fall come experience fun outdoor activities on the beautiful 70 acres of NLC. Participants will engage in a variety of introductory level activities and learn a variety of skills like Frisbee golf, archery, bikes, sling shots, canoeing, low ropes, fishing, outdoor cooking, nature craft and field games. Kids will also have a blast with the NLC staff as they enjoy God’s creation and learn of God’s love for them.

Play @ Camp (Ages 6-11)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Play @ Camp provides opportunities to enhance physical development of throwing, catching, striking, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, body balance and strengthening combined with instructional opportunities which teach and reinforce social skills necessary for positive team involvement based on scriptural principles of honesty, grace, and forgiveness.

What to Bring: Lunch. A morning apple is provided by camp.

What to Wear: Comfortable play clothes and tennis shoes (dress for weather).

Deadline for Registration: Fall: Tuesday, December 3rd; Spring: Tuesday, April 21st

Woodworking

Contact Instructors: Chuck Bounds

We are ready to nail a few new woodworking projects this fall increasing our skills in handling the tools of the trade. Developing confident use of hammers, saws, drills, and accuracy in measurement, students will make projects such as small tool box, blue bird house, game board and others.