Clubs Activity Descriptions

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 from the fall or there may be different electives scheduled for the spring.
  • 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: Claire Stowers

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.

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:

Art Around the World  (Instructor: LuAnne Payne)

Students will learn about famous artists and other interesting facts about other countries, while working on fun art projects based on each country.  They’ll have the opportunity to use a variety of art techniques and materials.

Zoology II – Coastal Creatures (Instructor: Cindy Nichols)

This course will discuss God’s creation of aquatic creatures and some of their distinctive features.  We will discuss swimming creatures found at our coastal environment and include those found at New Life Camp as much as possible.  We will look at animals that float, those that swim, and those that live on or in the ocean bottom.  This is a great introduction to creatures that are often viewed at a distance at an aquarium or while on a beach vacation.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will practice skills that will help them become successful movers!  Fun games implementing locomotor skills, rhythms ans 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:

Astronomy (Instructor: Stephanie Lykins)

This class is going to be “out of this world” fun as we study the amazing universe that God has created!  In addition to the sun, stars and planets, we’ll study astronauts and space travel.  We’ll make models of Mercury, volcanoes on Mars, marshmallow constellations, Lego space stations, and lot more hands-on space activities!

Hands on American History (Instructor: Mayson Stowers)

We will continue our American history journey as we go from the late 1800s through modern times.  Students will continue creating their lapbooks using 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.

Outdoors Club (age 9)

Contact Instructor: Emma Keel

This winter in NLC Outdoor Club, kids will experience the beautiful outdoors and enjoy indoor activities.  Participants will work together in group activities and individually in activities such as; campfire building and safety (and cook a few treats), nature crafts and games, knot tying, tent and hammock set-up, field games, and orienteering.  While participating in different outdoor activities, students will enjoy friends and counselors each time they attend this program.  Kids will also have a blast in God’s creation and learn 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 7th

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.  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 encourage kids to be creative, think analytically and learn to problem solve.  We will also work their hand/eye coordination, and fine motor skills.  Examples of the centers will include science (magnets, weights), art (geoboards, sculpture), and building (Legos, gears), among other things.  The students will rotate between stations throughout the course, balancing the “school” stations (science) with the “fun” stations (art and building), using both challenge cards and their own creativity.


Descriptions for Ages 10-13

Coding for Beginners

Contact Instructor: Sonya Hedrick

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. It uses the programming laguage ‘SCRATCH’ to complete the various coding activities.  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!

Culinary Club

Contact Instructor: Emma Keel

This semester we will be learning how to cook 10 Recipes Everyone Should Know.  Along the way, we will learn basic skills of food prep, knife skills, measuring, and cleaning up.  We will emphasize the skills development of time management, hand-eye coordination, and building confidence while cooking.  Join us this semester as we cook meals from breakfast food to desert!

Dance (Ages 8-13)

Contact Instructor: Claire Stowers

This class offers ballet, modern and lyrical dance to beginning and returning dancers. This class will teach coordination, flexibility, and proper technique while worshiping 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.

Intro to Media and Art 

Contact Instructor: Mayson Stowers

This course will introduce students to a variety of different media and art techniques, such as watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and more.  Each week, we will explore the work of a famous historical artist and create a project based on concepts and techniques exhibited in their work.  Students will build a portfolio throughout the course demonstrating different artistic concepts, such as line, shape, color, value, and texture.

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:

Geography and Outdoor Science (Instructor: Lori Murray)

Explore the heart of NC and connect the 5 keys of Geography to God’s creation: Location/Human-Enviro Interaction/Place/Movement/Region.  “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

What Makes Music, Music? (Instructor: Kay Bagwell)

An interactive class based on the NC Symphony’s 2020 educational concert series.  We will look at fun renditions of classical pieces plus learn about modern styles of music from lesser-known classical artists.  We will also learn how classical music and styles show up in movies and cartoons and how musicians work with different themes.

Physical Education and Recreation (Instructor: Amy Martin)

Students will be given opportunities to work cooperatively in group play.  Gym and field games and team building activities 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:

Principles of Design (Instructor: LuAnne Payne)

Students will learn about the principles of design (balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity) while completing fun projects that use a variety of art materials and techniques.

Engineering Level 2 (Instructor: Daniel Lykins)

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 winter in NLC Outdoor Club, kids will experience the beautiful outdoors and enjoy indoor activities.  Participants will work together in group activities and individually in activities such as; campfire building and safety (and cook a few treats), nature crafts and games, knot tying, tent and hammock set-up, field games, and orienteering.  While participating in different outdoor activities, students will enjoy friends and counselors each time they attend this program.  Kids will also have a blast in 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 7th

Woodworking

Contact Instructor: Chuck Bounds

Wood is a wonderful gift that God has created to provide many things that man has needed for survival and advancements since the creation.  In our basic woodworking class, we will learn about different types of wood and their characteristics, how to use hand and power tools on a beginner level, and we will discuss how God has provided this wonderful resource called wood.  Here is a list of some of the project ideas we plan to do: toolbox, North Carolina state silhouette, clipboard/recipe holder, bird feeder, and a few seasonal craft-type projects.  Please note that this is a repeat of the fall class.  If your student participated in the fall, please allow someone else to enjoy woodworking this semester.