fall-winter-spring programs for young people, families, adults

One of my favorite memories was the first time I came to camp. It was a Teen Camp Fire. I had never been to camp before and everybody just welcomed me with open arms and I watched the stars with my new friends that night.

tuesday art camp for homeschoolers

TUESDAYS from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages 8-16 (older campers welcome; younger campers accepted on a case by case basis)
COUNSELORS NEEDED: Adult and teen volunteers encouraged to apply to be counselors! Depending on enrollment, there maybe be one or two paid positions for counselors. 

TUESDAY ART CAMP 2019-2020

 



Each SESSION will feature one or more morning workshops. If there are more than one– Campers will choose which workshop they would like  to focus on in the mornings.  Then after lunch, we’ll have an array of maker workshops ranging from fine arts to engineering challenges; from fort making to fire making, from songwriting to movie making. Campers bring their own lunches, snacks and water bottles. We provide all the art supplies, skilled working artists as teachers. and warm loving camp staff with exceptional people skills. Clapping Hands programs are strong on diversity, inclusion and community building and Art Camp will be no exception!

Our pricing includes discounts for signing up EARLY and signing up by the SEMESTER instead of by the Session.

Need a scholarship or a special payment plan? There will be a place on the registration form for you to request that. Or you can contact camp director Louise Omoto Kessel at clappinghandsfarm@gmail.com if you have questions.


session one:  STORY THEATER!
With Teli Shabu, Mardi Magoo, and Louise Omoto Kessel

DATES: September 17- October 29, 2019. 7 weeks with a possible additional performance day TBA

AGES: 8-16 (older and younger campers considered on a case by case basis. 

COUNSELORS NEEDED: Adult and teen volunteers encouraged to apply to be counselors! Depending on enrollment, there maybe be one or two paid positions for counselors. 

COST: $400. ($375 if you sign up and pay by September 6; $350 if you sign up and pay for BOTH Fall sessions by September 6)

DESCRIPTION: We will begin by hearing Teli tell one of his stories from the continent of Africa! Then we will all work together to make a PLAY out of this story. There are lots of ways to be involved in this process, we will need a script actors props, costumes, and music! So COME ALL YOU writers, actors, designers, makers, visual artists, drummers and other musicians!  At the end of our session we will perform our play for friends and family and also do at least one performance in the community at large (probably at a school or library.)


session two: GIFTS, ZAWADI and ART FOR SALE! 
With Louise Omoto Kessel and other guest artists

DATES:  November 5- December 10, 2019 with December 17 reserved as a weather make-up day.  6 weeks

AGES: 8-16 (older and younger campers considered on a case by case basis)

COST: $350 ($300 if you sign up and pay by September 6; $250 if you sign up and pay for BOTH Fall sessions by September 6)

DESCRIPTION: During this session campers will have opportunities to create GIFTS, to create handmade items for KWANZAA such as kinaras, candles, games, ZAWADI (gifts to give at Kwanzaa), and ART FOR SALE. We will participate in at least one selling day, usually the Bynum Holiday Bazaar, date TBD. 

 


session three: focus groups TBA, but probably an OUTDOORS group and a MUSIC group

DATES: January 7- February 18, 2020 with February 25 reserved as a weather make-up day. 7 weeks

AGES: 

COST: $400. ($375 if you sign up and pay by September 6; $350 if you sign up and pay for BOTH Fall sessions by September 6)

DESCRIPTION: check back! 


session four: focus groups TBA

DATES: March 3-  April 21, 2020 with a weather make-up day reserved April 28. 7 weeks. 

AGES:

COST: $400. ($375 if you sign up and pay by September 6; $350 if you sign up and pay for BOTH Fall sessions by September 6)

DESCRIPTION: check back! 


more fall programs in the works! 

We are planning additional workshops for FAMILIES and ADULTS!

  • Songwriting Workshops
  • Advanced Ukulele classes and workshops
  • A GIFTS and ZAWADI workshop (similar to our Tuesday Art Camp theme in November and December) but on the weekend for families
  • An Our Stories, Our Selves workshop with Louise Omoto Kessel
  • A HOMECOMING campfire on November 29th

Please check back for MORE DETAILS as these land on the calendar and get organized! 


anything goes spring break camp! 2020

DATES: April 6-10, 2020 (Chapel Hill Carrboro , Chatham County, Lee County, and Emerson Waldorf have Spring Break that week)
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
AGES:  7-13
COST: $250 for the week; $60/day.

See our CAMPS page for full description

 


ukulele program! fall-winter-spring!

Please see our Ukulele Program page for all the details on our Ukulele Band practices and performances! Plus upcoming workshops!


fall events in the community

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Volunteer with us for any of the events above!


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