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  • Week 5: July 15-19

This acrobatics and tumbling class is designed for elementary-aged students. The use of mats introduce the children to a gym-like atmosphere, while teaching the basics of acrobatics and tumbling. Campers will enjoy stretching and warm-ups, flexibility exercises, age-appropriate acrobatic tricks, motor skills, and more! Craft projects and outdoor play included.

  • Age 05
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Read More about Flip, Flop, and Roll
  • Week 1: June 10-14

This acrobatics and tumbling class is designed for elementary-aged students. The use of mats introduce the children to a gym-like atmosphere, while teaching the basics of acrobatics and tumbling. Campers will enjoy stretching and warm-ups, flexibility exercises, age-appropriate acrobatic tricks, motor skills, and more! Craft projects and outdoor play included.

  • Age 05
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  • Age 08
Read More about Flip, Flop, and Roll
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Join FSW alumna and studio owner Emma Brinkley at A Little Twisted Pottery where campers will learn more advanced clay techniques using the pottery wheel and develop hand sculpting techniques.

  • Age 10
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Read More about Working with Clay
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Join FSW alumna and studio owner Emma Brinkley at A Little Twisted Pottery where campers will learn how to make a variety of clay projects.  Emma will teach the finer points of clay modeling and how to develop a feel for working with clay.  Each camper will go home with their self-made projects at the end of the week.

  • Age 06
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Read More about Pottery Making
  • Week 1: June 10-14

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Sports Around the World
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: The World of Science and Art
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Animal Adventures
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Faster, Higher, Stronger
  • Week 5: July 15-19

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Wacky Week
  • Week 6: July 22-26

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Superheroes
  • Week 7: July 29-August 2

Join us for a full day of Fun with Friends—a K-5 camp experience new to 2024! At Fun with Friends, each week revolves around a different enrichment theme that sets the stage for daily activities. Themes are complete with different games, crafts, and activities, and Fridays always include a special community event. Without spoiling too much of our summer fun, visits from special guests, water play, obstacle courses, and dance parties are guaranteed throughout the summer! 

  • Age 05
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  • Age 10
Read More about Fun with Friends Full-Day Camp: Friends School Olympiad
  • Week 1: June 10-14

This camp will provide chess lessons adapted to your student's age and chess level. In this camp, your child will learn the basics of chess, openings, and strategy. Beginning with free play to evaluate familiarity and comfort level, we will layer in skills and work with kids to learn to apply them to gameplay. Next, variant games are a great way to keep learners interested through fun and playful games. Throughout this program, we will work with your child to connect chess concepts so they internalize the game's rules and overarching framework. Total beginners will have a blast without chess experience. Advanced chess wizards will develop a deeper understanding of the game. Everyone will graduate with knowledge and joy for the game.

  • Age 10
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Read More about Chess
  • Week 1: June 10-14

Animals are remarkable builders and create structures using sticks, mud, tree bark, silk and even spit! We'll learn about some amazing animal architects and practice creating our own works of art too alongside FSW environmental educators Karen and Julie. This camp will include one outing in our FSW bus to a local natural area. 

  • Age 07
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  • Age 10
Read More about Animal Architects
  • Week 1: June 10-14

STEAM explorations and activities for the budding engineer, mathematician, and scientist in your family. Campers will learn the steps that engineers take when trying to solve problems and work together to reach solutions with 2nd grade teacher Eileen. Includes at least 1 hour of outside play daily.

  • Age 08
  • Age 09
  • Age 10
Read More about Makers Space
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Have you ever dreamed of creating a video game? In this course, we’ll dive into game development. Students will learn the fundamentals of game design, starting with HTML programming. During the course, we will use AI technology for storytelling and image creation, infusing unlimited options into game creation. We’ll also work on enhancing writing skills by coding trivia challenges and immersive choose-your-own-adventure games. Learners will have the opportunity to collaborate on a group game. Together, they’ll practice the techniques learned throughout the course to craft a game that can be shared with friends and family. No previous experience or special software, just your creativity and a laptop!

  • Age 10
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Read More about Video Game Development
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Young drafters will be introduced to both mechanical and architectural drafting basics. This will include hand-drafting, the use of drafting tools, spatial thinking, and attention to detail. The camp will be fully packed with fun activities that will give your child an opportunity to learn traditional drafting practices, drawing in scale, basic lettering, line weights, standard graphic notations, dimensions, and annotations. By the end of the camp, your inspiring architects will be able to make technical drawings, some graphic art, read and scale drawings, as well as draw an object that is described with two or three views; select the proper drawing scale, views, and layout; draw an object that has an inclined surface; draw an object containing circles and arcs; correctly identify views of an object; create orthographic and isometric projections utilizing the necessary views.

  • Age 10
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Read More about Drafting Academy
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Join us for a week of fun Under the Sea with 1st grade teacher/Sea Captain Julia! Campers will dive into the world of marine life as they explore the ocean through art, music, books, and play. Please send your camper with closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

  • Age 03
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Read More about Under the Sea
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Outdoor playtime in water and mud with Kindergarten teacher Jenny! We will be creating mud kitchen recipes, playing in the sprinkler and with water balloons, experimenting with bubbles, paint, and playdoh! All outdoor messy fun! Campers need a snack, reusable water bottle, change of clothes and towel and must wear dri-fit clothing (no bathing suits) and close-toed shoes they can easily take on and off. 

  • Age 04
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  • Age 07
Read More about Nature Play
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Interested in drawing, art, or design? In this camp, you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real by creating and designing projects. Campers will learn how to make professional posters and art that people just might want to pay for!

  • Age 10
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Read More about Real World Graphic Design
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Fun with Flag Football will cover the basics of flag football to route running, defensive formations, and teamwork. All skill levels are welcome. Players will get to participate and leave with some football knowledge. There will be a combination of classroom work and field time to help all players understand concepts and plays. The final day will include a game-style scrimmage! Coached by FSW Facilities Manager and YMCA Volunteer Flag Football Coach Mike.

  • Age 09
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Read More about Flag Football
  • Week 3: June 24-28

In this camp, children will build their little muscles with playdough, scissors, Q-tips and more. 4th grade teacher Stephanie will help students to form letters, write their names, and create art using a variety of mediums.

  • Age 03
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Read More about Fine Motor Fun
  • Week 1: June 10-14

Students will explore famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh. We will paint with acrylics and watercolor and explore all sorts of media like collage work and sculpture with found objects and recycled materials. We may experiment with tie-dye or batik processes as well as different printmaking methods. Projects may include painting self-portraits on canvas, building art “robots “ from found objects, designing “monster” pillows, making faux stained glass vinyl window art, learning mono-printing and so much more! Brooks Koff, just like her art, is a tapestry of color! Her work has been featured in many local magazines, like Wilma, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, Salt, and Haven (the Bald Head Island Magazine), as well as highlighted on a nationally syndicated PBS show. You can find her pieces in Wilmington’s local gallery and online at Art In Bloom.

  • Age 06
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Read More about Art Potpourri
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Students will explore famous artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh. We will paint with acrylics and watercolor and explore all sorts of media like collage work and sculpture with found objects and recycled materials. We may experiment with tie-dye or batik processes as well as different printmaking methods. Projects may include painting self-portraits on canvas, building art “robots “ from found objects, designing “monster” pillows, making faux stained glass vinyl window art, learning mono-printing and so much more! Brooks Koff, just like her art, is a tapestry of color! Her work has been featured in many local magazines, like Wilma, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, Salt, and Haven (the Bald Head Island Magazine), as well as highlighted on a nationally syndicated PBS show. You can find her pieces in Wilmington’s local gallery and online at Art In Bloom.

  • Age 06
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  • Age 09
Read More about Art Potpourri
  • Week 3: June 24-28

A beginner class for children who are interested in learning basic skills, moves, and forms in Tae Kwon Do. Campers will learn techniques for kicking and striking as well as introducing them to proper stretching and mindfulness techniques. Led by FSW alum and CARE counselor, Lucas Horne.

  • Age 07
  • Age 08
  • Age 09
Read More about Martial Arts
  • Week 3: June 24-28

This camp incorporates ballet, tap and jazz technique while also encouraging self-expression and creativity. High energy music is used throughout the class to get dancers moving and having fun. The camp will conclude on Friday with a dance recital.

  • Age 03
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Read More about Tippi Toes Dance
  • Week 1: June 10-14

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep the young minds occupied through play and activities that emphasize learning to count, identify numbers, and compare and manipulate quantities which are key early numeracy skills*. These skills are powerful predictors of mathematical learning and performance in school-aged children. In addition to honing down on early numeracy skills, campers will be introduced to more advanced skills like geometric thinking, logic puzzles, and word problems.

  • Age 03
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Read More about Peewee Mensa Club
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep the young minds occupied through play and activities that emphasize learning to count, identify numbers, and compare and manipulate quantities which are key early numeracy skills*. These skills are powerful predictors of mathematical learning and performance in school-aged children. In addition to honing down on early numeracy skills, campers will be introduced to more advanced skills like geometric thinking, logic puzzles, and word problems.

  • Age 03
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  • Age 05
Read More about Peewee Mensa Club
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Have you ever wanted to be a photographer? Well, this is the camp for you! In this specialty digital photography camp, we’ll learn the basics of digital photography in all of its forms. Every day, we’ll take pictures of campus, go on nature walks, and learn about photography. We’ll discuss composition, lighting and other core strategies that allow professionals to take incredible photos. Along the way, we’ll also have an editing and exhibition day!

  • Age 09
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Read More about Digital Photography
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Look through the eyes of a scientist as you explore the world around you with Montessori preschool teacher Ciara as the principal investigator. Campers will complete science experiments and record their findings in their own scientific journal. Nature exploration and traditional Montessori activities will also be included in their day to support independence and strengthen fine motor skills through hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures. Be sure to dress ready for outdoor play and getting messy!

  • Age 03
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Read More about Lab Explorers Montessori Science Camp
  • Week 4: July 8-12

Join Communications Director Rachel for an adventure-packed week at superhero training camp! Activities include superhero identity and costume creation; heroic crafts; obstacle courses and strength & endurance training; hero’s story time; superhero rescue mission games; and a special guest appearance by local superheroes (police officers and fire fighters)!

  • Age 05
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  • Age 07
Read More about Superhero Training
  • Week 2: June 17-21

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep their young and brilliant minds occupied through play and activities that emphasize learning about time, money, fractions, and shapes. In addition, we will work on understanding place value well enough to solve problems with decimal points and create a number sentence or equation from a word problem which will help them develop logical thinking and connect words and numbers. Pre-algebra will be introduced as well to the campers with stronger early numeracy skills. This is a wonderful camp for children who get excited about math and for those who are unsure or hesitant when it comes to math. 

  • Age 06
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  • Age 08
Read More about Junior Mensa Club
  • Week 3: June 24-28

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep young minds occupied through games and activities that emphasize logic and use numbers in real-life situations. This camp will introduce pre-algebra and algebra, statistics, trigonometry, abstract thinking, logic, and even pre-calculus. This is a wonderful camp for children who get excited about math and for those who are unsure or hesitant when it comes to math. 

  • Age 09
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Read More about Varsity Mensa Club
  • Week 5: July 15-19

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep their young and brilliant minds occupied through play and activities that emphasize learning about time, money, fractions, and shapes. In addition, we will work on understanding place value well enough to solve problems with decimal points and create a number sentence or equation from a word problem which will help them develop logical thinking and connect words and numbers. Pre-algebra will be introduced as well to the campers with stronger early numeracy skills. This is a wonderful camp for children who get excited about math and for those who are unsure or hesitant when it comes to math. 

  • Age 06
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  • Age 08
Read More about Junior Mensa Club
  • Week 5: July 15-19

Interact with cold-blooded critters like snakes, tortoises, lizards, and more with Montessori preschool teacher Ciara as your fearless guide. Campers will act as herpetologists to meet and study reptiles. Nature exploration and traditional Montessori activities will also be included in their day to support independence and strengthen fine motor skills through hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures. Be sure to dress ready for outdoor play and getting messy!

  • Age 03
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Read More about Reptile Rally Montessori Reptile Camp
  • Week 5: July 15-19

Have you ever wanted to start your own business or website? In this camp for budding entrepreneurs, that’s exactly what you’ll do! You’ll work with a classmate to come up with a simple company idea, taking it as far as it will go before the camp ends. You’ll create a business plan, enlist friends and family, and set up everything you need to be a junior entrepreneur: a first email address, a basic app or website, and a presentation. Ultimately, you’ll share your idea with friends and family, work hard to get a first customer, and present all your progress to the whole camp!

  • Age 10
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Read More about How to Become an Entrepreneur
  • Week 1: June 10-14

Using creative and imaginative games, Soccer Shots camp will focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting.  Instructors will also highlight a positive character trait each day, such as respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and willingness to help in order to build a well-rounded athlete and child.

  • Age 04
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Read More about Soccer Shots
  • Week 5: July 15-19

Using creative and imaginative games, Soccer Shots camp will focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting.  Instructors will also highlight a positive character trait each day, such as respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and willingness to help in order to build a well-rounded athlete and child.

  • Age 04
  • Age 05
  • Age 06
Read More about Soccer Shots
  • Week 6: July 22-26

Your wunderkinds will have a chance to work on brain teasers, puzzles, and pattern recognition games with Middle School Math Assistant Teacher Tatyana. The day will be structured to keep young minds occupied through games and activities that emphasize logic and use numbers in real-life situations. This camp will introduce pre-algebra and algebra, statistics, trigonometry, abstract thinking, logic, and even pre-calculus. This is a wonderful camp for children who get excited about math and for those who are unsure or hesitant when it comes to math. 

  • Age 09
  • Age 10
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  • Age 13
Read More about Varsity Mensa Club
  • Week 6: July 22-26

With 2nd grade teacher Eileen as the game master, campers will explore established board games that are less known in America with the goal of creating their own game to bring home by the end of the week. Includes at least 1 hour of outdoor play. 

  • Age 06
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  • Age 08
Read More about Bonkers for Board Games
  • Week 6: July 22-26

Connect with nature and explore all that the outdoor environment has to offer. With Montessori preschool teacher Ciara as your guide, campers will become expert botanists, ornithologists, and entomologists by exploring plants, birds, and insects. Traditional Montessori activities will also be included in their day to support independence and strengthen fine motor skills through hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures. Be sure to dress ready for outdoor play and getting messy!

  • Age 03
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Read More about Nature Explorers Montessori Nature Camp
  • Week 7: July 29-August 2

Discover past and present artists to get inspired to color your world! Join Montessori preschool teacher Ciara to create art, guided by well known styles and techniques. Nature exploration and traditional Montessori activities will also be included in their day to support independence and strengthen fine motor skills through hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures. Be sure to dress ready for outdoor play and getting messy!

  • Age 03
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Read More about Color Your World Montessori Art Camp
  • Week 7: July 29-August 2

Join Rachel as you work to design and display your own wearable pieces of art! Campers will learn design basics, like colors, patterns, styles, and fabrics. Projects during the week will include creating inspiration boards, transforming t-shirts, making over tote bags, creating jewelry, and meeting with local artisans for inspiration. Camp concludes with a runway walk fashion show.

  • Age 07
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  • Age 09
Read More about Art~Wear
  • Week 7: July 29-August 2

Explore the rainforest environment with 4th grade teacher Stephanie.  Campers will discover what makes a rainforest, including different kinds of plants and animals. Activities include crafts, musical instruments, and designing a cool terrarium!

  • Age 06
  • Age 07
Read More about Rainforest Fun