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Wizarding World of Wonder

Grades 3-6
June 28-July 2 | Mornings 8:30-12

Wizarding World of Wonder summer camp at Friends AcademyLooking for Platform 9 & 3/4, but can’t find it? Come to the Wizarding World of Wonder, located for one week only, on the Friends Academy campus. Learn mini-lessons in classes similar to those taken by your favorite boy wizard. Create different crafts, and participate in plenty of hands-on activities including a modified version of Muggle Quidditch. You’ll have more fun if you’ve read the books or seen the movies, but it’s not required. Join Professor Lawless for a week of magical fun!

Cost: $175/week


Join the Claynation!

Grades 4-8
July 12-16 | Mornings 8:30-12

Clay sculpture summer camp at Friends AcademyThis class will primarily focus on projects that involve hand-building fun and exciting projects with clay using a variety of techniques. Children will use natural objects to create texture and inspiration for sculptures and tableware. Taught by camper favorite Morgan Bozarth, art teacher at Dartmouth High School and regionally recognized artist.

Cost: $175/week


Exploring Artists Art Camp

Grades 2-5
July 12-16 | Mornings 8:30-12

Jump into the extraordinary world of art and mess making! Discover your inner artist and create art while learning about the stiles and techniques of a diverse selection of artists from around the world. Each day will highlight a different artist, and students will be given the opportunity to create their own original artworks in various styles, using a variety of techniques and materials.

Cost: $175/week


Nature-Inspired Art!

Grades 4-8
July 12-16 | Afternoons 1-3

This course explores drawing, design, printmaking, and mixed media techniques inspired by objects found in nature. Each day we will explore the grounds of Friends Academy and collect specimens, create rubbings, and take photographs of plants, animals, insects, etc. in order to inspire drawings and designs in a variety of art media. This course is designed to increase students’ powers of observation and enhance their creativity by emphasizing process and exploration of ideas, media, and techniques.

Cost: $140/week


Spy School

Grades 3-6
July 12-16 | Afternoons 1-3

There are spies all around us — Maybe. But we don’t know because they don’t want to be seen… Learn to use some of the tricks and tools of the trade in this exciting spy training camp.

Cost: $140/week


Become One With the Force!

Grades 3-8
July 19-23 | Afternoons 1-3

This summer, learn the ways of the Force as we pay homage to this popular series of movies! While learning about technology, biology, and maybe a bit of theology, this camp will surely be an unforgettable experience. Discover that galaxy far, far away, and also, the one we call home.

Cost: $140/week


Summer Dance Camp

Grades K-3
July 19-23 | Mornings 8:30-12

Launch into a fun-filled week exploring the art of dance with Cortney Puza, director of Motion the Dance Studio! Discover creative movement, self-awareness, and dance technique in a positive environment. Teamwork is encouraged through partner work, games and daily performance opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills to learn and teach dance choreography. Camp will culminate with a final performance on Friday morning showcasing campers’ accomplishments.

Cost: $175/week


Cardboard Canoes!

Grades 4-9
July 26-30 | Mornings 8:30-12

Cardboard Canoe summer camp at Friends AcademyIn this camp, students will design their own canoes (large enough to carry a team member) out of nothing but cardboard, glue, tape and paint! They can then race them across Apponagansett Bay. This classic engineering design challenge — popular at schools and colleges across the world — is now at Friends Academy!

Cost: $175/week


Digital Photography

Grades 4-9
July 26-30 | Mornings 8:30-12

There are two types of photos: one simply to record your memories, an exact replica of a scene you want to remember; the other is a form of expression, where you aim to provoke the viewer’s senses – whether it be how vast and open a field of flowers can look, or the warmth and coziness a small cottage might have. Learn how to explore your world through photography. There are so many amazing subjects just waiting to be discovered through the lens of your camera or smartphone! Learn how to enhance or manipulate your photographs like the pros, using web-based editing software.

Cost: $175/week


Drama Workshop

Grades 4-8
July 26-30 | Mornings 8:30-12

From theater games to a staged performance, workshop members will learn to be comfortable acting on stage and creating scenery, props, and costumes. The chosen play will be determined by the number and experience of the participants enrolled. A final performance will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 7th for the friends and families of participating thespians. Taught by Mr. Murdock, famous long-time Friends music and drama teacher, and Ms. Parker.

Cost: $175/week


Woodworking

Grades 4-8
July 26-30 | Afternoons 1-3

Can you see more in a piece of wood than just its current shape? Are you creative? Do you like working with your hands? Do you want to learn how? Campers in this camp will develop their skills in design, measurement and construction techniques. Campers will learn to safely use a variety of tools and come away at the end of the week with a project or two that they have created with their own hands and imagination.

Cost: $150/week


Jewelry Making

Grades 5-8
July 26-30 | Afternoons 1-3

Join Morgan Bozarth of the Dartmouth High School Art Department and learn to create your own artisan jewelry. Students will learn the fundamentals of stringing, beading, wire work and simple metalsmithing. They will design and make finished pieces of jewelry for themselves or to give as gifts!

Cost: $140/week


Historical Doll Camp

Grades 2-6
August 2-6 | Full Day 9-3

Historical Doll summer camp at Friends AcademyExperience living in the past as we explore a different doll’s history each day. We try cooking, crafting and singing songs of that time period. It is a great way to make friends with others that share the same love of dolls. All dolls are welcome. Come be yourself and learn more about the way life was as a girl years ago. Taught by Miss Amy and Abby.

Cost: $275/week


Songwriting

Grades 5-9
August 2-6 | Mornings 8:30-12

Whether you are an experienced songwriter or new to the art, this camp is for you. If you’ve never written a song we’ll tap into your musical passions so you can pen your own. Campers will work on their own songs as well as in collaboration with others to emote through lyrics. If you love to write, but don’t have the musical accompaniment, Mr. Murdock will provide the harmonic background. By the end of the workshop, students will have a demo to shop around. Taught by Putnam Murdock, songwriting graduate of Berklee School of Music, and experienced guitarist/ singer/songwriter. Check him out at putnammurdock.com.

Cost: $175/week


Craft Creations

Grades 3-6
August 2-6 | Mornings 9-12

This activity will be an opportunity to enjoy favorite summer camp crafts. Join Mrs. Tavares as we explore craft classics such as gimp, rope bracelets, tie dye t-shirts, and making miniature dolls. Learn something new or enjoy working on one of your favorite things. There will be lots to do and you will learn skills that will allow you to keep on crafting long after summer camp is over.

Cost: $175/week


Forest Fun

Grades 1-4
August 2-6 | Afternoons 1-3

Let’s explore the forest together! Let us go into the woods and find bugs. Let us build forts, and look at plants. Let us explore the water’s edge, and float tiny boats down the river. Let us just be kids, and play in the woods, and have fun. Join Mrs. Tavares at this freeform camp, and you will do all these things and more. Be your own guide, let the fun take you where it will.

Cost: $130/week