June 20-24 Enrichments


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June 20-24 Enrichments


*Evergreen Community Theater Company - Summer Edition

Grades K-3

Lights, camera, action! Become a part of the Evergreen Community Theatre Company- Summer 2015 edition! Each week, students will participate in silly and serious improv games to learn acting skills, sing songs, and rehearse short skits. Get ready to "break a leg" at short performances that will be held each Friday at lunch. While all of the plays will be nature themed, each week will have a different focus, allowing students to participate in one or all of the enrichment sessions throughout the summer!

Instructor: Lydia Crystal, Evergreen Kindergarten Associate


Hip Hop Dance Crew

Grades K-3

Do you love to dance, have lots of energy and enjoy upbeat music?  Calling all fun loving kids to join the Hip Hop Dance Crew!  We will be learning cool hip hop dance steps while building muscle strength, increasing coordination, encouraging musicality and learning spatial awareness…all while having fun and dancing to age appropriate and popular music!  Discover your talent and style through energetic warm ups, fun movement games and working together as a team!  Throughout the 9 weeks, we will put our skills into a fun choreographed routine to be performed for family and friends!  I can't wait to see you on the dance floor!

Instructor: Suzie Rogerson


*Rainbow Art

Grades K-3

Explore the rainbow through many different mediums - tie dye, paint, coloring, collage, fabric, watercolor, and more.

Instructor: Sarah Johnson, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventure Counselor


Checkmate

Grades 1-3 only

Learn and play the fundamentals of chess - how different chess pieces move, check & checkmate, opening strategies & tactics, checkmate patterns, what is a draw, endgame strategies. Instructor Bruce Roth has been teaching chess for 20 years, and has taught over 1,500 students to play.  

Instructor: Bruce Roth


*Around the World

Grades K-3

Each day, students will "visit" another country and experience traditional activities, visuals, snacks and the language of that country's predominate culture. Each week of culture club will target a variety of countries/cultures around the world, including referencing some books and informational links for students to explore. Students are expected to gain a broader knowledge of human traditions, encouraging an acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of our beautiful human race. 

 

Instructor: Becca Dison, North Buncombe Elementary ESL Teacher


*On Belay!

Grades 4-9

Work towards belay certification with Evergreen Adventure PE and Climbing Wall specialist Jo Giordano. Campers in this enrichment will gain climbing experience not just in the morning enrichments time, but also during afternoon adventures helping with the younger groups. Evergreen students can earn volunteer credit hours for this as well. And, yes, this class can be repeated from week to week.

Instructor: Jo Giordano, Evergreen Adventure PE teacher


STEM Project Fun

Grades 4-9

Engage in friendly competition and take part in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects that strengthen your design and construction skills. Test different materials to build the best model edible cars and/or the strongest raft. 

Instructor: Marni Fruge, Evergreen 6th Grade Math & Science Teacher


*Nature Art

Grades 4-9

Explore nature and feel inspired! Each day we will explore our surrounding envrionment in a different way, with the purpose of discovering more about who we are and how we are connected to the natural world.  We will walk, discover, talk about what we are experiencing, and then CREATE! We will deepen these experiences with poetry and literature inspired by nature and field trips to places such as Botanical Gardens, Warren Wilson, and WNC Nature Center.  The week will culminate with a project that each student can leave with - a chapbook, collage, or photo gallery that reflects their experience exploring and connecting with the natural world.

Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale, EverAfter Associate

 

  • Rising Kinder - 3rd grade students will attend 2, one-hour classes. 

  • Rising 4th-9th grade students will attend 1, two-hour class.  

  • Classes with *'s are offered more than one week throughout the summer.

  • When filling out the sign-up form, you'll be asked to pick back-up options in case some classes don't fill.

  • The sign-up form is on the Registration page.

June 27-July 1 Enrichments


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June 27-July 1 Enrichments


*Evergreen Community Theater Company - Summer Edition

Grades K-3

Lights, camera, action! Become a part of the Evergreen Community Theatre Company- Summer 2015 edition! Each week, students will participate in silly and serious improv games to learn acting skills, sing songs, and rehearse short skits. Get ready to "break a leg" at short performances that will be held each Friday at lunch. While all of the plays will be nature themed, each week will have a different focus, allowing students to participate in one or all of the enrichment sessions throughout the summer!

Instructor: Lydia Crystal, Evergreen Kindergarten Associate


*Rainbow Art

Grades K-3

Explore the rainbow through many different mediums - tie dye, paint, coloring, collage, fabric, watercolor, and more.

Instructor: Sarah Johnson, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventure Counselor


*Let's Get Wild

Grades 2-3 only

Students will learn about the many things animals need in order to survive.  Be prepared for all hands-on adventures around Evergreen's campus as campers study animal adapations, pollution tolerance, native species and plants - all while practicing the Leave No Trace ethic and learning how to collect, observe, and analyze data.

 

Instructor: Ben Tzinberg, Estes Elementary 4th Grade Teacher


*Yoga Games

Grades K-3

Yoga is a wonderful way to open your child to the awareness of their place in the world.  Each class will focus on a lesson or theme and will include creative yoga flow, breath work, games, stories, music, partner/group activities, visualization and relaxation.  Through yoga, your child will develop strength, flexibility, self-confidence, balance, coordination, focus and discover the ability to feel calm.  Ms. Brandon's playful, gentle style allows children to find a personal connection to their yoga practice.  

Instructor: Brandon Hudson, RCYT, RYT, MAT in Special Education

Certified ChildLight Yoga InstructorCertified Creative Relaxation Instructor, Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs

www.becreativeyoga.com


*Around the World

Grades K-3

Each day, students will "visit" another country and experience traditional activities, visuals, snacks and the language of that country's predominate culture. Each week of culture club will target a variety of countries/cultures around the world, including referencing some books and informational links for students to explore. Students are expected to gain a broader knowledge of human traditions, encouraging an acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of our beautiful human race. 

 

Instructor: Becca Dison, North Buncombe Elementary ESL Teacher


*Amazing Animal Art

Grades K-3

Inspired by Eric Carle's children's books, campers will choose a beloved animal and create a colorful mosaic.  We will take each child's masterpiece and create a set of greeting cards.  Each camper will receive a set of cards along with their origami piece of art, matted and ready to frame. 

Instructor: Mindy Allen, Evergreen EC and EverAfter Associate

 


*On Belay!

Grades 4-9

Work towards belay certification with Evergreen Adventure PE and Climbing Wall specialist Jo Giordano. Campers in this enrichment will gain climbing experience not just in the morning enrichments time, but also during afternoon adventures helping with the younger groups. Evergreen students can earn volunteer credit hours for this as well. And, yes, this class can be repeated from week to week.

Instructor: Jo Giordano, Evergreen Adventure PE teacher


*Nature Art

Grades 4-9

Explore nature and feel inspired! Each day we will explore our surrounding envrionment in a different way, with the purpose of discovering more about who we are and how we are connected to the natural world.  We will walk, discover, talk about what we are experiencing, and then CREATE! We will deepen these experiences with poetry and literature inspired by nature and field trips to places such as Botanical Gardens, Warren Wilson, and WNC Nature Center.  The week will culminate with a project that each student can leave with - a chapbook, collage, or photo gallery that reflects their experience exploring and connecting with the natural world.

Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale, EverAfter Associate

 

Checkmate

Grades 4-9

Learn and play the fundamentals of chess - how different chess pieces move, check & checkmate, opening strategies & tactics, checkmate patterns, what is a draw, endgame strategies. Instructor Bruce Roth has been teaching chess for 20 years, and has taught over 1,500 students to play.

Instructor: Bruce Roth

 

*Zentangle

Grades 4-9

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This method of drawing is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. When people engage their minds in creating Zentangle patterns, they often feel more focused and relaxed. Others feel sparks of creativity, artistic satisfaction, and a sense of personal well-being.

Instructor: Jackie Shader, 4th Grade Teacher, Issak Dickson Elementary

 


  • Rising Kinder - 3rd grade students will attend 2, one-hour classes. 

  • Rising 4th-9th grade students will attend 1, two-hour class.  

  • Classes with *'s are offered more than one week throughout the summer.

  • When filling out the sign-up form, you'll be asked to pick back-up options in case some classes don't fill.

  • The sign-up form is on the Registration page.

July 5-8 Enrichments


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July 5-8 Enrichments


*Rainbow Art

Grades K-3

Explore the rainbow through many different mediums - tie dye, paint, coloring, collage, fabric, watercolor, and more.

Instructor: Sarah Johnson, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventure Counselor


*Let's Get Wild

Grades 2-3 only

Students will learn about the many things animals need in order to survive.  Be prepared for all hands-on adventures around Evergreen's campus as campers study animal adapations, pollution tolerance, native species and plants - all while practicing the Leave No Trace ethic and learning how to collect, observe, and analyze data.

 

Instructor: Ben Tzinberg, Estes Elementary 4th Grade Teacher


*Yoga Games

Grades K-3

Yoga is a wonderful way to open your child to the awareness of their place in the world.  Each class will focus on a lesson or theme and will include creative yoga flow, breath work, games, stories, music, partner/group activities, visualization and relaxation.  Through yoga, your child will develop strength, flexibility, self-confidence, balance, coordination, focus and discover the ability to feel calm.  Ms. Brandon's playful, gentle style allows children to find a personal connection to their yoga practice.  

Instructor: Brandon Hudson, RCYT, RYT, MAT in Special Education

Certified ChildLight Yoga InstructorCertified Creative Relaxation Instructor, Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs

www.becreativeyoga.com


*Mess-makin' in the Kitchen

Grades K-3

Every day we'll get dirty in the kitchen, making food from around the world. Each child will have the opportunity to create their own edible masterpieces. Which, of course will get eaten and shared. Homemade items will include personal pizzas, all-fruit popsicles, & tacos, among other things. This class can accommodate any child-- with or without dietary restrictions. No need to pack lunch for your kiddo, we'll make a healthy one in our class each day! (Okay, the camp day is pretty long, so do send some back-up food...)

Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale EverAfter Associate


*Amazing Animal Art

Grades K-3

Inspired by Eric Carle's children's books, campers will choose a beloved animal and create a colorful mosaic.  We will take each child's masterpiece and create a set of greeting cards.  Each camper will receive a set of cards along with their origami piece of art, matted and ready to frame. 

Instructor: Mindy Allen, Evergreen EC and EverAfter Associate


*Forest Hi-Flyers

Grades 4-9

Designed for the serious adventurer, learn and practice the skills you need to climb and traverse the ropes among the treetops. Additionally, members of this club will have the opportunity to work towards belay certification for the climbing wall. Let's play on the Evergreen Beanstalk Forest!

Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher


*American Sign Language (ASL)

Grades 4-9

Learn to speak with your hands and listen with your eyes! American Sign Language is the language of Deaf Americans.  We'll learn basic fingerspelling, play games, watch and try out sign language storytelling and learn about Deaf Culture and the history of ASL. Each class will have a different theme, but will also include basics so no previous knowledge or experience is needed.

Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher


*Zentangle

Grades 4-9

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This method of drawing is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. When people engage their minds in creating Zentangle patterns, they often feel more focused and relaxed. Others feel sparks of creativity, artistic satisfaction, and a sense of personal well-being.

Instructor: Jackie Shader, 4th Grade Teacher, Issak Dickson Elementary


  • Rising Kinder - 3rd grade students will attend 2, one-hour classes. 

  • Rising 4th-9th grade students will attend 1, two-hour class.  

  • Classes with *'s are offered more than one week throughout the summer.

  • When filling out the sign-up form, you'll be asked to pick back-up options in case some classes don't fill.

  • The sign-up form is on the Registration page.

July 11-15 Enrichments


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July 11-15 Enrichments


*Rainbow Art

Grades K-3

Explore the rainbow through many different mediums - tie dye, paint, coloring, collage, fabric, watercolor, and more.

Instructor: Sarah Johnson, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventure Counselor


*Around the World

Grades K-3

Each day, students will "visit" another country and experience traditional activities, visuals, snacks and the language of that country's predominate culture. Each week of culture club will target a variety of countries/cultures around the world, including referencing some books and informational links for students to explore. Students are expected to gain a broader knowledge of human traditions, encouraging an acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of our beautiful human race. 

Instructor: Becca Dison, North Buncombe Elementary ESL Teacher

 

*American Sign Language (ASL)

Grades 4-9

Learn to speak with your hands and listen with your eyes! American Sign Language is the language of Deaf Americans.  We'll learn basic fingerspelling, play games, watch and try out sign language storytelling and learn about Deaf Culture and the history of ASL. Each class will have a different theme, but will also include basics so no previous knowledge or experience is needed.

Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher


*Nature Art

Grades K-3

Explore nature and feel inspired! Each day we will explore our surrounding envrionment in a different way, with the purpose of discovering more about who we are and how we are connected to the natural world.  We will walk, discover, talk about what we are experiencing, and then CREATE! We will deepen these experiences with poetry and literature inspired by nature and field trips to places such as Botanical Gardens, Warren Wilson, and WNC Nature Center.  The week will culminate with a project that each student can leave with - a chapbook, collage, or photo gallery that reflects their experience exploring and connecting with the natural world.

Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale, EverAfter Associate


*Zentangle

Grades 2-3 only

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This method of drawing is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. When people engage their minds in creating Zentangle patterns, they often feel more focused and relaxed. Others feel sparks of creativity, artistic satisfaction, and a sense of personal well-being.

Instructor: Jackie Shader, 4th Grade Teacher, Issak Dickson Elementary


*Field to Feast

Grades 3-9 only

Puff the Magic Muffin: Explorations of Baking Science

In this session, we'll study what makes things rise in the kitchen. Using the scientific method, we'll test our theories about yeasts, starters and various baking ingredients. Our explorations will yield answers to our questions, as well as tasty and nutritious things to eat. Herb biscuits (with homemade butter, of course), yeasty rolls, garlicky pizza dough, healthy muffins and more. The week's activities will include harvesting from our garden to create fruit and vegetable side dishes and toppings for our creations. We'll take a field trip to a local bakery to speak with a master bread baker and fire up our pizza oven on Friday to prepare pizzas (with home-made dough, of course). Parents and sibling are welcome to join us for this lunch time Friday feast!

Instructor: Marin Leroy, Evergreen's Environmental Education Coordinator and Field to Feast Educator


*Forest Hi-Flyers

Grades 4-9

Designed for the serious adventurer, learn and practice the skills you need to climb and traverse the ropes among the treetops. Additionally, members of this club will have the opportunity to work towards belay certification for the climbing wall. Let's play on the Evergreen Beanstalk Forest!

Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher


*Let's Get Wild

Grades 4-9

Students will learn about the many things animals need in order to survive.  Be prepared for all hands-on adventures around Evergreen's campus as campers study animal adapations, pollution tolerance, native species and plants - all while practicing the Leave No Trace ethic and learning how to collect, observe, and analyze data.

 

Instructor: Ben Tzinberg, Estes Elementary 4th Grade Teacher


*Mosaic Masterpiece

Grades 4-9

Campers will create a tile mosaic exploring the use of color and working on a self-chosen subject. Mosaics will be carefully planned, then students will learn to adhere tile and grout. Completed projects will be wonderful to display or use as trivets for the kitchen.  They also make great gifts!!!

Instructor: Mindy Allen, Evergreen EC and EverAfter Associate


Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble - Potions Class, Year 1

Grades 4-9

Students will channel their favorite Harry Potter character and join Potions class at Hogwarts to experiment with a variety of mixtures and chemical reactions. Students will receive vials to create their own collection of potions ingredients (basilisk venom, ground hippogriff claws, etc.). They will follow recipe instructions to create their potions -- some lovely, some disgusting -- and they will follow in the footsteps of the Half-Blood Prince, tweaking the recipes to see what happens. In this context of fun mischief-making, students will practice following written instructions, measuring carefully, and designing and carrying out experiments. (All materials are non-toxic household materials known to muggles as dish soap, baking soda, etc.)

Instructor: Diane Silver, Middle Grades Science Teacher, N.C. Certified Environmental Educator.

 

  • Rising Kinder - 3rd grade students will attend 2, one-hour classes. 

  • Rising 4th-9th grade students will attend 1, two-hour class.  

  • Classes with *'s are offered more than one week throughout the summer.

  • When filling out the sign-up form, you'll be asked to pick back-up options in case some classes don't fill.

  • The sign-up form is on the Registration page.

July 18-22 Enrichments


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July 18-22 Enrichments


*Evergreen Community Theater Company - Summer Edition

Grades K-3

Lights, camera, action! Become a part of the Evergreen Community Theatre Company- Summer 2015 edition! Each week, students will participate in silly and serious improv games to learn acting skills, sing songs, and rehearse short skits. Get ready to "break a leg" at short performances that will be held each Friday at lunch. While all of the plays will be nature themed, each week will have a different focus, allowing students to participate in one or all of the enrichment sessions throughout the summer!

Instructor: Lydia Crystal, Evergreen Kindergarten Associate


*Around the World

Grades K-3

Each day, students will "visit" another country and experience traditional activities, visuals, snacks and the language of that country's predominate culture. Each week of culture club will target a variety of countries/cultures around the world, including referencing some books and informational links for students to explore. Students are expected to gain a broader knowledge of human traditions, encouraging an acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of our beautiful human race. 

 

Instructor: Becca Dison, North Buncombe Elementary ESL Teacher


*Yoga Games

Grades K-3

Yoga is a wonderful way to open your child to the awareness of their place in the world.  Each class will focus on a lesson or theme and will include creative yoga flow, breath work, games, stories, music, partner/group activities, visualization and relaxation.  Through yoga, your child will develop strength, flexibility, self-confidence, balance, coordination, focus and discover the ability to feel calm.  Ms. Brandon's playful, gentle style allows children to find a personal connection to their yoga practice.  

Instructor: Brandon Hudson, RCYT, RYT, MAT in Special Education

Certified ChildLight Yoga InstructorCertified Creative Relaxation Instructor, Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs

www.becreativeyoga.com


*American Sign Language (ASL)

Grades K-3

Learn to speak with your hands and listen with your eyes! American Sign Language is the language of Deaf Americans.  We'll learn basic fingerspelling, play games, watch and try out sign language storytelling and learn about Deaf Culture and the history of ASL. Each class will have a different theme, but will also include basics so no previous knowledge or experience is needed.

Instructor: Kay Cole, Evergreen EC Associate Teacher

 

*Nature Art

Grades K-3

Explore nature and feel inspired! Each day we will explore our surrounding envrionment in a different way, with the purpose of discovering more about who we are and how we are connected to the natural world.  We will walk, discover, talk about what we are experiencing, and then CREATE! We will deepen these experiences with poetry and literature inspired by nature and field trips to places such as Botanical Gardens, Warren Wilson, and WNC Nature Center.  The week will culminate with a project that each student can leave with - a chapbook, collage, or photo gallery that reflects their experience exploring and connecting with the natural world.

Instructor: Moriah Norris-Hale, EverAfter Associate

 

*Gymnastics

Grades K-3

Every day we're going to crank up the music and set up stations of trampoline, basic tumbling, low beams, rings, and strength training.

 

Instructor: Michael Kligerman, EverAfter Associate & Evergreen Summer Adventures Field Trip Specialist