Clubs Activity Descriptions

Fall 2018

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.

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.


Winter-Spring 2019

Ages 4-5

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

Click here for a sample schedule.


Descriptions for Ages 6-9

Dance (Ages 5-7)

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.

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.

Morning Club Tuesdays

Contact Lead Instructor: Amy Martin

Morning Club on Tuesdays will offer a variety of learning experiences in the areas of science, physical education, and history. 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:

Medieval History (Instructor: Erin Engstrom)
Creative activities and lap-book creation will help engage students and solidify comprehension of historical figures and events in 5th-16th century Europe!

Backyard Science (Instructor: Cindy Nichols)
What can you learn about science and God at the same time in your backyard? All aspects of creation point us to who God is, and spring is a wonderful time to experience that. We will study a mix of animals, plants, and rocks especially focusing on seasonal details. The topics will include butterflies, bees, and garden variety plants. We will spend lots of time outside reinforcing our classroom study. Students will then journal about their scientific discoveries.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)
Students will practice skills that will help them become successful movers! Fun games implementing locomotor skills, tumbling, 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

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 Our Brilliant Bodies. The art club and physical education club will run for 10 weeks. The subjects and descriptions for the Thursday Morning Club are as follows:

Our Brilliant Bodies (Instructor: Stephanie Lykins)
The Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made!  Learning about just one body system will prove this to us, and in class we are going to learn about eight systems: integumentary (skin), skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, and excretory.  From making lungs with a plastic bottle and balloons, to red cell relays, to listening to stomach noises with a stethoscope, this class will be a race through the wonder of the human body from head to toe (and everything in between)!

3-D Art (Instructor: Erin Engstrom)
Students will cultivate lifelong art skills while creating several 3-dimensional whimsical art projects that they will be excited to display at home!

Physical Science (Instructor: Linda Lupien)
Students will explore principles of gravity and its relationship to speed. They’ll create experiments using household items in each class. We will be using Spectacular Science Projects Series: Gravity by Janice Vancleave.

Physical Education (Instructor: Amy Martin)
Students will practice skills that will help them become successful movers! Fun games implementing locomotor skills, tumbling, 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.

Outdoors Club: At Home in the Woods (age 9 only)

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Kids will enjoy working together with other students in a variety of outdoor activities and skills such as: camp site, lean-to, and hammock set up; outdoor cooking, knot tying, discovery hikes, camp crafts (tie-dye) and outdoor team-game play.

Play @ Camp Spring (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: Tuesday, March 26th

Recreation and Games

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

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

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

Team “Building” 

Contact Instructor: Stephanie Lykins

This class will focus on two important things in a child’s life: teamwork and building.  It is important for kids to learn to work together as a team by communicating effectively and solving problems to work towards a common goal.  One way to further this skill is through building projects which highlight the many different ways that kids can contribute to a project- one with the “big picture” idea, one good at the small details, another adding artistic ability, then a leader to bring them all together, etc.  Part of the class will be guided team building activities, while the other will be a time for the student to use his/her own imagination to build from a variety of tools: Legos, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Magnets, Gears, KNex, and others.


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.

Cartooning Level 2

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 Cartooning Level 1 , 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!

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.

Exploring Nature through Photography

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.

Engineering with Creative Robotics

Contact Instructors: Tracey Browning, Caden Moore

The class will be a continuation of the Introduction to Engineering course but with a twist. The students will alternate between learning about five different fields of engineering AND Robotics lessons. This semester will include Mechanical, Ocean, Mining, Environmental, and Biomedical engineering. The lesson will include vocabulary, ‘thought’ questions, and allow the student to participate in hands-on activities associated with the various engineering areas.

Robotics is an endless field that is forever expanding. Robotics will be put to its creative limit, as kids search and explore the possibilities that one can do with robots. We will learn everything that robots can do from vehicles to music! The brain storming possibilities are endless. Not only will they think up a robot, but they will build it as well!

“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!

Introduction to Acting/Improv

Contact Instructor: TBA

Students will use various theatre games and activities to work on the basic techniques of acting. The games are fun and engaging so that students feel comfortable exploring this creative art form.

Introduction to Chemistry

Contact Instructor: Hannah Graham

The study of matter—and why it matters! In this class, we will explore foundational concepts of chemistry that will prepare your child to succeed in later courses. From atoms to the periodic table to acids and bases, your child will learn to engage with and explore the elements that make up chemistry while learning about God who created it. Join us for an exciting session.

Outdoors Club: At Home in the Woods

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

Kids will enjoy working together with other students in a variety of outdoor activities and skills such as: camp site, lean-to, and hammock set up; outdoor cooking, knot tying, discovery hikes, camp crafts (tie-dye) and outdoor team-game play.

PE: Teamwork

Contact Instructor: Amy Martin

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 2 

Contact Instructor: Linda Lupien

Energy Transformations-developing the concept of energy transference by exploring forms of energy; conservation; dissipation. Students will conduct experiments using scientific methods and write lab reports explaining process, data, conclusions.

Play @ Camp Spring (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: Tuesday, March 26th

Violin Level 2

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

Contact Instructors: Pam Baylock, TBD

We are ready to nail a few new woodworking projects this spring 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 tabletop corn hole, keepsake box, a wall shelf, and others.