2022 PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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Children Playing Tug of War

2022 CAMP CARLO SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Air and Space Camp
Let your imagination take flight as we join Sir Isaac Newton and prepare for aerospace
adventures with his laws of motion. Follow the history of flight from early balloon flights through
modern rocketry. Design, build and test fantastic flying creations including kites, gliders, planes,
rockets, stomp rockets, drones and more. Experiment with the laws of physics, gravity and
motion during this amazing week of hands on fun!


American Girl
Come along for a week of American Girl (doll) themed activities, crafts, and stories. Campers will
learn about the time period and stories behind the historic dolls and engage in projects related
to them. It is not necessary to have a American Girl doll to participate. Some dolls will be
provided by the camp for the week and campers are encouraged to bring and share their dolls.


Artsy Craftsy
Art comes alive in this hands-on exploration of creative art. Each day the campers will be
encouraged to express themselves through the creation of art through varied media.


Basketball
Get ready for summer by having a fun week of basketball. This camp will balance teaching skills
and fundamentals with games, contests and fun. The basic skills of ball handling, passing,
shooting and defense will be taught throughout the week of camp. The camp is designed to help
each camper improve as a player while providing a fun and encouraging environment.


Book Worm
Dive into the pages of classic literature like Treasure Island and the Jungle Book. Immerse
yourself in daring tales of adventure and exploration. Each day, campers will be introduced to a
different classic literary work, hear key excerpts and engage in hands on activities and crafts built
around these novels. Perfect for the Book Worm in your family!


Boys2Men (Boys only)
Spend a week celebrating being a boy! From building forts to tug of war competitions, this week
is full of fun! Campers will learn basic etiquette and how to tie a tie, about awesome male saints
and role models and how to live as a real man, and explore the great outdoors. Boys only!

 

Brain Games & Teasers

Like weird and unusual games? Like the challenge of working through puzzles and complex levels on a team? Then Indie Co-Op is for you! Come along for a week of different cooperative games. Journey alongside other Camp Carlo campers to complete the goal.


Capes & Comics
This super hero creative writing and arts camp is for any camper who has wondered what super
power they would like to have! Delving into the world of super heroes, we will uncover what
they all have in common and explore questions like “what makes a villain?” “can a hero be a
hero without a nemesis?” “would you use your power for good?” Campers will create original
super heroes and stories, learn how to story board, and begin drafting and illustrating their own
comic book.


Circus Camp
Spend a week under the big top with carnival and circus themed games, crafts and activities for
little ones. Face paint, juggling, "lions" jumping through hoops and more. Come one, come all, to
the greatest week of the summer!


Dance
Dance the week away! Learn the basics or improve on your already developed skill in our dance
camp. We will instruct in a variety of dance styles from contemporary to classical. Campers will
learn and perform choreographed dance for the Friday Morning Show.


Duct Tape Fabrication
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on lots of colorful duct tape, some cardboard and other
odds and ends and just create something? If so, this class is for you! Build free form or follow
plans to build things like flip flops, a Captain America Shield, Thor’s hammer, a backpack, wallet
and other cool things!


Field Games
Spend a week competing in America’s favorite lawn and field games – Ultimate Frisbee,
Volleyball, Ladderball, Bag Toss, Washer Toss, Tug of War, Capture the Flag, Kick Ball and more!


Gym Games
Close out the summer with a hybrid of on field games such as Kick the Can, Manhunt, Kickball
and indoor gym games such as Gaga, 9Square in the Air and more! This large camp will be
subdivided into two different groups that will alternate field and gym use.


Film Making/Editing
Take a seat this summer in the director's chair and gain hands on experience with writing,
shooting film/video, and post production at our film making camp. Get behind the lens of an iPad
and learn proper operation and technique. Write, review, and edit a story line and make a script
come alive on film. Complete your film with iMovie, and export to keep!


Flag Football
Our flag football camp teaches the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive
positioning while delivering fun and exciting action. Each flag football camp is organized into
training environments that are designed to prepare kids to be champions both on and off the
field. Our camp will teach good sportsmanship, teamwork, and the importance of fair play, and
our local coaches will give children who want to play football the opportunity to learn the game
and improve their skills in a positive environment.


Food Art
Cupcake decorating, pancake art, candy mosaics and more! Campers can merge their artistic and
culinary talents into something delicious.


Fun Factory Science
Test the limits of fun making ninja stress balls, instant soda slushies, glow-in-the dark
slime, matchbox rockets, magic mud from a potato, instant ice, a soda bottle blaster, a gravity
puzzle and more. Visit our factory of fun!


Girl Power!
Whether you're a tomboy, a girly girl or a little bit of both, this is your invitation to summer
adventure. A week of female heroes in history, science projects, friendship bracelets, double
dutch, the perfect cartwheel and more! Practice secret note passing skills, basic self-defense and
how to deal with bullies. Find out about cowgirls, famous girl saints, female Nobel Prize winners
and more! There is strength in the feminine genius!


Jewelry Making
Express your creativity, while designing and creating rings, pendants, earrings, pins, bracelets,
necklaces and rosaries. Beads, yarns, we've got your fancy.


Nature Art
Get ready to explore the natural world and all the beauty it has to offer. Enjoy exploring the joy
and beauty of the natural world right outside your back door and discover beautiful ways we can
create art with nature. This camp is designed to foster a greater appreciation of nature and help
campers understand the responsibility we have to care for it.


Neon Glow Art
Let your creativity GLOW as hot neon colors and glow in the dark media come to life under black
light! Fun and creativity flow as you paint in the dark and watch your fluorescent creations pop
with dimension. Projects include watercolor, fabric design, neon balloon animals and more!


Paper mache 
Let your imagination soar as you design and then build your very own paper mache  project. You
will learn about the materials needed, how to make your own wheat paste, and the finishing
touches that will make your project the best new addition to your room.


Police Academy
Geared toward children ages 9-14, campers will spend a week learning the ins and outs of being
a police officer. This camp includes visits from different officers who will share their experiences
and show the gear they use on the job. Campers will engage in physical training and workouts, as
well as practice their marksmanship!

 

Soccer
Players will strengthen individual soccer skills and sportsmanship through training with direct
coaching in small groups. Instruction will focus on getting open, anticipating opportunities,
shooting, and creativity in the attacking third of play. Further emphasis will be placed on
defensive coverage in a 1v1 situation.


Spa Science (Girls Only)
There’s no limit to what you can do with this “theme!” Mix it, measure it, make it, try it out and
take it home! You will get busy making Sweet Lip Smackers, Shake ‘Em Up
Bath Salts, Yummy Face Masks and more. Become a clever spa scientist for the week as you learn
about ingredients and how to combine them to make fun (and fabulous!) pampering goodies.
Friday is “Spa Day,” where everyone can dress in a robe and slippers and sample and share
what’s been made! You will go home with new science know-how, spa goodies, and recipe cards
detailing how to make what you created for the week. This hands-on class will make science
“real” — and fun!


Survival Training
Are you the next Bear Grylls or Les Stroud? Spend a week learning elements of the five basic
survival skills - fire, shelter, signaling, food/water and first aid. Join us for an exciting week
learning many valuable skills, like tying important knots, starting a fire without matches or a
lighter, building a sleeping shelter, making snares and developing directional skills among many
other skills.


Theater
The whole world is a stage and Camp Carlo is no exception! Let your inner actor or actress take
center stage in a week of improv, games, stage directions, script memorization and more. Led by
counselors with years of theater experience, this camp will be the next box office hit.