Waverly Community House offers various summer camps

For Abington Journal | June 1st, 2016 3:02 pm

WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House (the Comm), 1115 North Abington Road, is offering several new and unique camps this summer in addition to Comm Camp, which the organization has hosted for decades, and Camp Create, now in its 10th year.

• Comm Camp is a six-week, themed day camp for children pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. It is structured so children have fun, make friends and learn together in a safe and supervised environment to maximize each camper’s summertime experience. Each week’s activities will revolve around a new theme, as follows.

Week one, June 27 through July 1: “Imagine That! A Dinosaur”

Week two, July 5 through 8: “Red, White and Blue”

Week three, July 11 through 15: “Comm Camp Olympics”

Week four, July 18 through 22: “Circus”

Week five, July 25 through 29: “Dig Deep!”

Week six, Aug. 1 through 5: “Time Travel Magic”

The fee for regular camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, is $110 per camper. Extended camp is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. at a cost of $45 for the week and a new Extended Afternoon Program from 1 to 5 p.m. is available for $75 per week. Early Camp from 8 to 9 a.m. is $20 per week. A Counselor-In-Training Program, for students in eighth, ninth and 10th grades, is available at a cost of $120 per week or a maximum of $360 for four or more weeks.

Planned field trips include visits to The Lands at Hillside Farm Dairy, Manning’s Farm Dairy and Fuller’s Overlook Farm.

• Camp Create is a specialized themed day camp designed to engage children with special needs, including physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges. Camp Create offers a unique blend of art and theatre instruction with consideration for individual needs and interests and is a mix of fun and learning, focusing on what each camper can do.

Two weeks of Camp Create are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 to 12 and Aug. 15 to 19, each with a unique theme.

Camp Create is sponsored in part by Procter and Gamble.

• Creative Critters Camp, with instructor “Art with Alex” MacNamara and “Tots and Tunes” instructor Cheryl Mozdian, is for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. The weeklong camp is filled with singing, drawing, drumming and creating that will provide very young children with a fun foundation for their love of music and art.

Creative Critters Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 6 to June 10 in the After School Room. The fee is $85, which includes materials.

• A Beginner and Intermediate Oil Painting class, for students in third through eighth grades, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 20 through 24. Instructor Marylou Chibirka, of Wilburhill Studio will begin the week with the basic techniques of oil painting using a simple still life. After the initial class, students will select their own images and learn to transfer them to canvas.

Chibirka will cover the major components of composition and design, drawing, values, exploring the color wheel with warm and cool color combinations, brush techniques and color mixing. Students will complete up to four paintings and also participate in progressive and interactive “portraits” having fun with creativity and imagination.

The $110 fee includes all materials.

Class sizes for all camps at the Waverly Community House are limited and early registration is encouraged to guarantee placement. For more information, visit waverlycomm.org, call 570-586-8191, extension 2 or visit the Waverly Community House Facebook page.

Comm campers at a previous session visit newly hatched baby chicks at Fuller’s Overlook Farm.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Comm-Camps.jpgComm campers at a previous session visit newly hatched baby chicks at Fuller’s Overlook Farm. Submitted photo

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