Thursday, March 15, 2012

Summer Camp

I'm posting the information and registration for Chapters' annual summer camp on our website tomorrow.  We decided to try something a little different this year--and hope it works!

In past years, we've scheduled activities for preschoolers in the morning and elementary school kids in the afternoon, with a few sessions for middle schoolers and adults throughout the week.  This year the age categories will be more flexible, with some sessions even open to everyone ages 4-104.  We're hoping the younger participants will inspire the older ones, and the older ones will help the younger ones.  Most activities are individually adaptable.  Four year olds participating in the session on making picture books, for instance, can dictate and illustrate a short, simple story.  Older participants can write longer stories.  OR, an adult and child can collaborate on a joint story.  Parents or grandparents and kids can participate together--but they don't have to. 

Not all sessions are for everyone.  Age limits are listed for those that may be too challenging for preschoolers or too simple for older kids.

Highlights of this year's camp include a storytime with a special guest to be named later; a SKYPE visit with author Sheila Turnage, whose first novel, Three Times Lucky, is a quirky murder mystery for ages 10 and up; a book making lesson with Anna Meyer; and a "Science of the Night" presentation with a Mad Scientist.

Download the brochure tomorrow from for all the details!