Clubs Activity Descriptions

Dance-website-293x300Fall 2018 Activities

A Sample of Summer Camp (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Kids will enjoy a preview of summer camp activities in the fall months! Nature activities, some crafts, sling shots and archery, Ga Ga ball, low ropes, boats and fishing, nine-square and carpetball, smores, creek jumping, a few camp songs, as always, a lesson from God’s Word.

Baking Basics (Ages 10-13)

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 all the way from how to read a recipe to how to pipe frosting. Kids 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.

Basketball Basics (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Kyle Mendenhall

Students will enjoy learning the game of basketball.  Basic basketball skills of passing, defense, ball handling and shooting will be practiced. Kids, come have fun with your NLC friends as you improve in your basketball skills.

Cartooning Level 1 (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Tracey Browning

Anyone can draw great cartoons without being a great artist, even if they’ve never drawn anything before! The key is learning how to “think funny.” Students will be given step-by-step instructions for drawing traditional cartoon animals and people, as well as the ‘all the rage’ Japanese style Manga portraits. With demonstration, a little practice, and some funny thinking, they’ll see great results fast!

Cartooning Level 2 (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Tracey Browning

Prerequisite: Cartooning Level 1 or Introduction to Cartooning

Calling all artists! Get ready to laugh, because the world is about to get even funnier!

Building on the skills learned in the Introduction to Cartooning , students in Cartooning 2 will create their own original character. After lessons on shading, form drawing, backgrounds, and perspective, the budding cartoonist will then cast the new character in their very own comic strip.

It will be a busy 10 weeks, but it promises to be filled with smiles and laughter!

Culinary Kids (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Pam Baylock

We continue our exploration of the culinary arts and 25 Skills Every Cook Should Know with all new recipes each semester. Your child will gain confidence in handling different types of knives, how best to use each kitchen tool (spatulas, peelers, graters, etc.), and various cooking techniques while learning nutritional tips about proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins.

We will create dishes for each meal of the day along with snacks and desserts. Some recipes for the fall include granola, sloppy joes, chicken alfredo, and home-made ramen.

Dance (Ages 5-7)

Contact Instructor: TBA

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.

Dance (Ages 8-12)

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.

Explore, Experiment, Express (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Pam Baylock

Students will explore the camp trails and discover plant and animal life in the pond habitats on the New Life Camp property. After exploring God’s creation and hands on science experiments, students will then journal their findings in creative ways using paint, clay, ink, pencils, collage, and other forms of art expression. We will discover Bible verses that proclaim “the glory of God” as we observe God’s amazing creation!

Exploring Nature through Photography (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Denise Myers

Photographers will be learning about the art of composition as they learn how to see the world from a new perspective. Each week we will focus on a different element of composition and learn how to take well composed photographs. Students can use anything from a DSLR to a camera phone. Denise has loved teaching in the LEARN Academics program and looks forward to teaching this fall in the Clubs program.

Introduction to Engineering (Ages 10-13)

Contact 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 different fields of engineering. The activity will review vocabulary, discuss ‘thought’ questions, and participate in activities associated with the various engineering areas.

From paper helicopters to water filtration to creating prosthetics, this activity will be a whirlwind of information mixed with exciting hands-on activities. Loads of learning AND tons of fun?? Don’t miss it!

Modern Art (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Erin Engstrom

We will study several modern art movements as well as masters in those movements. Using famous works of modern art as our inspiration as well as a variety of mediums, we will create our own masterpieces worthy of display.

Morning Club Tuesdays (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Morning Club on Tuesdays will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of science, physical education, and art. Your child will be separated into a group by age for the semester where they will travel through each club with a counselor.  This is three clubs bundled together to give your child a great experience in each subject.  Your child will spend 10 weeks in hands on history, outdoor science, and physical education as follows:

Hands-on-History: We will use literature, art, geography, and hands-on experience to study various time periods ending in a lap book for each period. Instructor: Erin Engstrom

Outdoor Science: We can experience God’s amazing creation in which we live by seeing it live.   We will study 5 topics including insects, fish, plants, birds, and land animals.  We will discover Bible verses to see creation from God’s perspective.  We will then explore that creation using camp trails and the pond habitat as well as by doing hands on science experiments.  Students will then journal their discoveries. Instructor: Cindy Nichols

Physical Education: Students will have fun exploring movement fundamentals through a variety of activities that emphasize locomotor and non-locomotor movements. The club 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.  Instructor: Amy Martin

Morning Club Thursdays (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Morning Club on Thursdays will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of science, physical education, and art. Your child will be separated into a group by age for the semester where they will travel through each club with a counselor.  This is three clubs bundled together to give your child a great experience in each subject. For the science portion, your child will spend 5 weeks in physical science and 5 weeks in young builders. The art history and physical education clubs will run for 10 weeks. The subjects and descriptions for the Thursday Morning Club are as follows:

Physical Science: Rocks, Soil and Earth Formations – students will be exploring types of rocks and soil, how they ‘re made, and where they are located. We’ll examine formations of mountains, fault lines and volcanoes.  Our hands-on learning will be dirty! Instructor: Linda Lupien

Art History – we will study great Masters of Art and create our own inspired masterpieces using a variety of mediums. Instructor: Erin Engstrom

Young Builders – there’s no limit to the imaginative structures and machines we can build!  Designing, building and testing wondrous creations from all kinds of materials-magnets, straws, snowflake blocks, and more. Hands on practice, problem solving, and teamwork.  Instructor: TBA

Physical Education: Motor Skill Practice – Students will practice patterns and combination of movements using non-locomotor and locomotor skills. Throwing, rolling and catching, striking with hands, rackets, and feet; jump roping, and rhythms and fitness games will help refine the student’s gross motor skills. The student will also enjoy learning that our skeleton is an amazing creation of God’s! Of course, students will be applying biblical truth by practicing sportsmanship, cooperation, and respect for others. Instructor: Amy Martin

Outdoor Hobbies (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Nick Williams, assisted by Amy Martin

Need a new hobby? Or want to come and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities with your NLC friends? Students will engage in a variety of outdoor activities such; trail biking, outdoor craft (stepping stone and kite making), frisbee, fishing, archery, geo caching, and nature hikes. And of course, all will have a blast with the NLC staff as students learn about God’s love for them.

Outdoor Recreation (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Come learn and play new and traditional games like kick the can, capture the flag, four square, kickball, Ga-Ga ball, miniature golf, frisbee, fun field game, and more. Enjoy getting to know others and NLC staff while playing and learning games together.

If you register for this Outdoor Recreation Club, you are invited to attend lunch at 12:00, or you can come when the club begins at 12:45.

PE: Teamwork (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Kyle Mendenhall

This physical education program provides each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead up games, team sports, and physical fitness activities. The students will receive instruction in rules, skills, and strategies associated with the different team sports as well as learning experiences involving physical conditioning activities. The program promotes the spirit of cooperation, leadership, fair play, and friendly competition.

Physical Science Concepts: Part 1 (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Linda Lupien

Properties and change; forces and motion; earth’s systems, structures, and processes are the topics we’ll explore in this activity and Part 2 in the winter/spring.  Students will unpack the objectives of each topic through hands-on weekly experiment labs.  They will learn to use a middle school model lab report to record their hypothesis, procedure, result and conclusion.  For interested students, we will continue these concepts in Part 2 during winter/spring and recommend you register for it later this fall.

Play @ Camp Christmas (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. The Spirit of Christmas will be integrated through games, crafts, and the devotions.

Click here for Sample Schedule.

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: Tuesday, November 27th.

Play and Learn (Ages 4-5)

Contact Instructor: TBA

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 Tuesday, Thursday, or both. The activities will be different each day.

Click here for a sample schedule.

Soccer Skills (Ages 8-13)

Contact Instructor: Karysa Wilkinson

Come to NLC soccer field to learn and practice basic soccer skills such as, kicking, passing, dribbling and goal shooting. Kids will learn soccer rules and simple defense and offense strategies. Of course, the program promotes the spirit of cooperation, fair play, and friendly competition.

Soccer cleats and shin guards are recommended, but not required.  Bring water bottle.

Note: You can register for Soccer Skills on Tuesday and/or Thursday.

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Bailey Jackson

Tae Kwon Do is good practice for coordination and confidence! We will integrate practical self-defense, such as how to recognize dangerous situations, and what to do if you find yourself in one. We’ll play some games and learn some drills to help us practice basic Tae Kwon Do techniques. We’ll be using punches, kicks, and blocks in some fun games.  This activity will be fun for new and experienced students.

Violin Level 1 (Ages 10-13)

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 violinists that started playing at a young age, were trained in the classical style, and currently enjoy playing for worship.

Violin Level 2 (Ages 10-13)

Instructor: Janette Sroka, Renee Igo

Prerequisite: Violin Level 1 or Introduction to Violin

Students need to have some experience with playing the violin in the first position and with reading music. We will work on a variety of scales and songs, enjoy duets, and advance our knowledge of musical theory and skills. Participants need to have a violin to play and may have to purchase a book. Renee Igo and Janette Sroka taught a beginner and advanced beginner club for the 2017-2018 clubs program and are pleased that several students wish to continue with them in the club setting.

Wood Crafts (Ages 10-13)

Contact Instructor: Pam Baylock

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 bird houses, games, handy boxes, and wall decor.

Young Builders (Ages 6-9)

Contact Instructor: Hannah Taylor

There is no limit to the imaginative structures and machines kids will build! Designing, building, and testing wondrous creations from all kinds of materials-magnets, straws, snowflakes magnets, and more. We’ll even make moving creations with gears and cranks. This club is fantastic and fun hands-on practice for fine motor skills, problem solving, hand-eye coordination, and team work.