Camp Kaleidoscope’s Literary Adventure…

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

Dive into books this summer with Camp Kaleidoscope!

Campers, prepare to be transported this summer to the wondrous lands that can only be found in the pages of books. You will explore the unique powers of your favorite graphic novel super heroes like Iron Man and The Hulk, cast magic spells with young wizard Harry Potter, and read short stories from around the globe! You will discover American Tall tales with Paul Bunyan, Fairy Tales with Cinderella and The little Mermaid and Greek and Roman mythology with Percy Jackson. We will even write our own haiku poetry, classroom newspaper and comic books! You will have a blast hitting the books with Camp Kaleidoscope!


Daily Camp Schedule

8:00am – 9:15am Child’s Choice Activity
9:15am – 9:45am Breakfast*
9:45am – 11:00am Theme Discussion & Field Games**
11:00am – 12:00pm Theme Discussion & Arts and Crafts
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch*
12:30pm – 2:00pm Outside Play / Water Play
2:00pm – 3:00pm Independent & Cooperative Play (Puzzles, Books or Board Games)
3:00pm – 3:30pm Arts & Crafts
3:30pm – 4:00pm Snack Time*
4:00pm – 4:30pm Child’s Choice Activity
4:30pm – 5:20pm Outside Play
5:20pm – 5:35pm Clean up and Departure***

*TCC & ELC provides three meals a day for your child ( breakfast, lunch & afternoon snack)
***Early/Late Extended Hours Available


Themed Weeks

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Poetry Week

Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is fun; we have so much to do! This week we will visit child friendly poets such as Shel Silverstein and try our hands at creative rhyming with Dr. Seuss. Not all poetry has to rhyme however, which we will see when we explore the haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. We will even write our own haikus by week’s end!

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Comic Books /Graphic Novels Week

What is spider sense? Why does kryptonite weaken Superman? How does Batman always manage to save the city of Gotham? We’ll suit up as our favorite crime fighting super heroes this week as we answer these questions. We will even work collaboratively on a class comic book creating our own heroes and arch enemies.

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American Folklore Week

Hop abroad our covered wagons and venture out to the American Frontier this week to explore Tall Tales. We will meet the legendary characters Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox and Pecos Bill just to name a few. We will discover the history of these exaggerated tales and what made them a staple among American Frontier men. We’ll enjoy S’mores and share our original tall tales around our class “campfire” too!

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Fantasy Part 1, Harry Potter Week

This week we will enter the magical world of Harry Potter as students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Can we help Harry defeat Lord Voldemort? Of course we can! Even though we are muggles, we will learn to play a game a Quiddich, cook up some butter beer and even sample Bertie Botts every flavor jelly beans.

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Fantasy Part 2, Greek/ Roman Mythology

What is a satyr? What is a demigod? This week we will explore myths with the modern 12year old fictional character Percy (Perseus) Jackson.  What better way to slay giant monsters, sing with mermaids, and train heroes than with the son of Poseidon himself!

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International Short Stories and Fables Week

This week we will visit the countries of China, Russia, and Spain( just to name a few) through such wonderful short stories as Lon Po Po, The Three Questions and The Story of Ferdinand. We will also explore and discuss fables, how they differ from short-stories and the lessons in famous tales such as Aesop’s The Tortoise and The Hare and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

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Fairy Tale Week

Once upon a time the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christen Anderson wrote some tales that would be enjoyed for many years to come. Some famous ones such as Cinderella and The Little Mermaid were written by these gentlemen. How do the original fairy tales differ from the ones adapted by Walt Disney? This week we will explore our happily ever afters complete with Snow White ice cream sundaes with seven toppings!

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Journalism Week

William Randolph Hearst would be proud this week as Camp kaleidoscope “publishes” a newspaper! We are calling all campers to be reporters, photo-journalists, cartoonists and editors! This week we will discuss what a newspaper is, what the basic components are and what jobs are necessary to report the news.

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Famous Authors Week

This week we will honor our favorite children’s authors and the beloved characters they created. We will recreate the artwork style of Eric Carle, take our favorite mouse to the movies with Laura Numeroff and visit our “Grandma Witch” Strega Nonna with Tomie DePaola. We will also celebrate this week with a favorite character day!