Art + Science Camp for inquisitive kids ages 9-13
at the Prop Thtr : 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
August 5-23, 2019
Mondays thru Fridays 9:00 - 3:00
Curiosity Club is a full day summer camp where kids delve into a theme, exploring physically, imaginatively and intellectually.
This summer our theme will be
REAL LIFE MAGICAL MUGGLES.
Explore the world of Harry Potter as an allegory for the ways real people stand up to evil. Create some real world magic (and movies!)
What can you do about the Draco Malfoy in your class? Do you know about people who have resisted/are resisting powerful evil forces in the real world? Practice being a magical human even if you are not a wizard or a witch!
The basic daily schedule begins with meditation and movement, leads to research and projects, breaks for lunch, evolves into peer led sharing games, connects to an art project, closes with release and reflection.
The session will culminate in a kid-hosted showing including a showing and screening of the movies they create.
Do you want your kids to develop a life long love of learning? Do you want to encourage them to take initiative? Do you want your kids to practice compassion and cooperation? Do you wish your kids understood the joy of figuring out challenging stuff?
The Curiosity Club is designed to
nurture all these traits!
Examples of graduates include someone who built a computer from parts at age 11, someone who wrote and directed a show that ran in the Rhino Fest at age 12, and two who were assistant teachers in the Curiosity Club when they were teenagers.
"Curiosity Camp was a perfect setting for my son to thrive and be comfortable, and is such a unique experience compared to other camp options we've considered. He actually learned things and had a blast doing it!"
Tell your kids they will have lots of fun, make discoveries, make messes, make movies, and make friends.
Do you wish you could go to Hogwarts? Do you want to make a movie? Do you like making new friends? Do you crave independence to express your ideas? Do you want to discover more about yourself and the world around you?
You can do all of those things
at the Curiosity Club!
Interesting fact about NeuroKitchen:
• It was co-founded by teenagers.
Interesting fact about Curiosity Club:
• It was named by an 8 year old
Interesting fact about Summer 2019:
• You will practice Defense Against the Dark Arts, learn how to cast spells, conjure your Patronus, and develop playground Quidditch.
Tell your parents you will learn lots of important things like initiative, inquisitiveness, and integrity.
About the Curiosity Club
The Curiosity Club launched in 2011. Take a look at prior Curiosity Club workshops. The main idea is to cultivate curiosity as an essential ingredient for a life-long love of learning. In everything we do, kids are encouraged to take initiative, given the freedom to investigate independently, and work together to collaboratively enhance compassion.
Founder and teaching artist Anita Evans has been working with kids since she babysat for two-year old identical twins at the age of 12. Since then she's had lots of experience working with many kids, including kids with diagnosed behavioral and learning difficulties. In addition to working with elementary school kids, she has created theater performances with teens, and teaches preschool. She is currently enrolled at the Erikson Institute to earn her master's degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning.