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Pull Outs, Clubs and Clinics

Posted by Beverly on June 24, 2015


 

SUMMER 2015

OPTIONAL PULL-OUT CLUBS & CLINICS

If your child has a special interest,
we have the club for them

 

In addition to the wide array of activities that your children will enjoy every day, we have other "pull-out" clubs and clinics (listed below) for 1st-6th graders (some clubs require older campers) that can be incorporated into their day, allowing customization based on specific interests and special needs. These clubs and clinics are optional. Please note that children will enjoy many of these activities as part of their regular schedule in which case clubs are an opportunity to go more in depth in an activity.

Campers do miss the group activity on their schedule to participate in these clubs.  We generally try to offer the same club at varied times throughout the week so that our Administrators can try to schedule your child for clubs at an agreeable time with as few conflicts as possible.

We've put together a full list of clubs below with some descriptions and how they are scheduled. If you see a club missing, ask us, and if there is enough interest maybe we will start a new one. Grades listed are for the club only. Saturday's Family Fun and Clothing Day is a great opportunity to meet many of the club (activity) leaders and to discuss options with our staff.  You may be asking why we offer so much?  We VALUE individuality, creativity and independence. We like to see exisiting talents cultivated and to help campers discover new ones.

  • Sports Clubs - Run by our Athletic Director, Ken Korder, and staff of talented sports coaches.  Dates and Times vary. (softball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey and football)
  • Tennis “Team” - Our Tennis Pros–Brad and Liz – are available for extra instruction and match play. Dates and Times vary.
  • Swim Team - For those campers entering grades 1-6 who are advanced swimmers (Crestwood swim level intermediate 1 and above), we offer a fun opportunity to join our swim team. Crestwood's swim team, led by our swim coaches, practices during the regular camp day and has intra/intercamp meets throughout the summer.  Meets one period in the afternoon on Mondays thru Thursdays.
  • Fashion Club - Led by former fashion industry professional, Lori Jurgens, learn how to develop, illustrate and design your own clothing just like your favorite designers.  Club members entering 4th thru 6th grade will meet for one hour every week.
  • Jr. Lego League and Robotics - Great Neck Robotics Coach, Nicole Alexander, will lead this Crestwood club. Nicole will present new lego building challenges to campers Grades 1-4 on a weekly basis.  Monday-Friday Mornings for Grades 1-4. Those entering grades 5 and 6 will have more advanced challenges and the excitement of working with robots. 
  • Rocketry – Build and Launch a Rocket with Fine Arts Teacher Richard Diaz. Wednesday mornings for 3rd-6th grade.
  • Camp Musical and Crestwood's Got Talent (aka Crestwood Idol) – Directors Arielle and Jared will take on the Wizard of Oz for this summer’s musical production. Auditions (everyone gets a part) begin during our first week and the show will take place week 7.  For grades 2-6.  Rehearsals are generally periods 7 & 8, a certain number of days per week based on the part.  Our mid-summer show, "Crestwood's Got Talent", a vocal performance and variety show will also be a big hit.  The show will be during week 4.  Sign up on Family Fun and Clothing Day.
  • Fine Arts Club - Our artist in residence, Richard, provides opportunities for visual artistic expression.  Fine Arts is open all the time on a drop in basis with some limits to give all children equal opportunities. Grades 2-6. Closed Wednesday mornings for Rocketry.
  • Crestwood Magazine - Campers will participate in a four session "club" during which they will be led through the process of gathering ideas, drafting, revising, editing and publishing articles, poems, interviews, or other selected genre, for “The Crestwood Heartbeat”--Crestwood Day Camp's digital magazine.  Children (grades 1-6) meet up to 4 times in a 2 week period with Mollie, our writing teacher. New for grades 3-6, campers can sign up for a 1/2 day intensive writing experience called the Crestwood Reporter.
  • Chess Club - We are proud to have top chess coach, Milos Scekic (FIDE Master, International Master and FIDE Trainer) working with our Crestwood campers.  Milos is the founder of Long Island Chess Kids and makes chess fun for all ability levels.  Grades 1-6.  Meets Monday mornings.
  • Bike Club – Go out on our bike trail with our bike specialist.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6 based on riding ability.
  • Karate Club - Learn the basics of the ancient art of Kempo Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Kung Fu with instructors from United Studios of Self Defense in Commack. Dates and Times vary.  Grades 1-6
  • Dance Club – Bari Oziel owner of Port Washington’s Dance Arts Centre leads our dance staff who teach all styles of dance.  We can't wait for the return of the "Crestwood Thinks You Can Dance" competition.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6 for the club.
  • Trapeze & Circus Show - Learn the tricks of the trade - culminates with a circus / trapeze camper performance.  Dates and Times vary.  Grades 2-6.
  • Guitar & Keyboard Club – learn guitar or piano with Music Man Mike and Thomas (2nd grade and older).  Dates and Time vary.
  • Math & Reading - We can offer remediation pull-out clubs in Reading & Math for interested campers.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6.

As always, most of the activities at Crestwood are available for optional pull-out clubs i.e. Golf, Archery, Nature, Gymnastics, Climbing Tower and more!

There is so much to do at Crestwood that for many campers these optional programs are not necessary.  The point of this e-mail is not to pressure you as parents or your campers into choosing these options.  We want you to know that they are available.  It is our goal to meet the needs of every child.  In addition to you discussing any of these options with your child, our Group Leaders, Division Heads and Specialists will frequently recommend these options to your campers if they see an interest.  Campers can join or try most clubs during the course of the summer.

We can't wait for camp!

Mark, Mark and Jeff

 


 

SUMMER 2015

OPTIONAL PULL-OUT CLUBS & CLINICS

If your child has a special interest,
we have the club for them

 

In addition to the wide array of activities that your children will enjoy every day, we have other "pull-out" clubs and clinics (listed below) for 1st-6th graders (some clubs require older campers) that can be incorporated into their day, allowing customization based on specific interests and special needs. These clubs and clinics are optional. Please note that children will enjoy many of these activities as part of their regular schedule in which case clubs are an opportunity to go more in depth in an activity.

Campers do miss the group activity on their schedule to participate in these clubs.  We generally try to offer the same club at varied times throughout the week so that our Administrators can try to schedule your child for clubs at an agreeable time with as few conflicts as possible.

We've put together a full list of clubs below with some descriptions and how they are scheduled. If you see a club missing, ask us, and if there is enough interest maybe we will start a new one. Grades listed are for the club only. Saturday's Family Fun and Clothing Day is a great opportunity to meet many of the club (activity) leaders and to discuss options with our staff.  You may be asking why we offer so much?  We VALUE individuality, creativity and independence. We like to see exisiting talents cultivated and to help campers discover new ones.

  • Sports Clubs - Run by our Athletic Director, Ken Korder, and staff of talented sports coaches.  Dates and Times vary. (softball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey and football)
  • Tennis “Team” - Our Tennis Pros–Brad and Liz – are available for extra instruction and match play. Dates and Times vary.
  • Swim Team - For those campers entering grades 1-6 who are advanced swimmers (Crestwood swim level intermediate 1 and above), we offer a fun opportunity to join our swim team. Crestwood's swim team, led by our swim coaches, practices during the regular camp day and has intra/intercamp meets throughout the summer.  Meets one period in the afternoon on Mondays thru Thursdays.
  • Fashion Club - Led by former fashion industry professional, Lori Jurgens, learn how to develop, illustrate and design your own clothing just like your favorite designers.  Club members entering 4th thru 6th grade will meet for one hour every week.
  • Jr. Lego League and Robotics - Great Neck Robotics Coach, Nicole Alexander, will lead this Crestwood club. Nicole will present new lego building challenges to campers Grades 1-4 on a weekly basis.  Monday-Friday Mornings for Grades 1-4. Those entering grades 5 and 6 will have more advanced challenges and the excitement of working with robots. 
  • Rocketry – Build and Launch a Rocket with Fine Arts Teacher Richard Diaz. Wednesday mornings for 3rd-6th grade.
  • Camp Musical and Crestwood's Got Talent (aka Crestwood Idol) – Directors Arielle and Jared will take on the Wizard of Oz for this summer’s musical production. Auditions (everyone gets a part) begin during our first week and the show will take place week 7.  For grades 2-6.  Rehearsals are generally periods 7 & 8, a certain number of days per week based on the part.  Our mid-summer show, "Crestwood's Got Talent", a vocal performance and variety show will also be a big hit.  The show will be during week 4.  Sign up on Family Fun and Clothing Day.
  • Fine Arts Club - Our artist in residence, Richard, provides opportunities for visual artistic expression.  Fine Arts is open all the time on a drop in basis with some limits to give all children equal opportunities. Grades 2-6. Closed Wednesday mornings for Rocketry.
  • Crestwood Magazine - Campers will participate in a four session "club" during which they will be led through the process of gathering ideas, drafting, revising, editing and publishing articles, poems, interviews, or other selected genre, for “The Crestwood Heartbeat”--Crestwood Day Camp's digital magazine.  Children (grades 1-6) meet up to 4 times in a 2 week period with Mollie, our writing teacher. New for grades 3-6, campers can sign up for a 1/2 day intensive writing experience called the Crestwood Reporter.
  • Chess Club - We are proud to have top chess coach, Milos Scekic (FIDE Master, International Master and FIDE Trainer) working with our Crestwood campers.  Milos is the founder of Long Island Chess Kids and makes chess fun for all ability levels.  Grades 1-6.  Meets Monday mornings.
  • Bike Club – Go out on our bike trail with our bike specialist.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6 based on riding ability.
  • Karate Club - Learn the basics of the ancient art of Kempo Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Kung Fu with instructors from United Studios of Self Defense in Commack. Dates and Times vary.  Grades 1-6
  • Dance Club – Bari Oziel owner of Port Washington’s Dance Arts Centre leads our dance staff who teach all styles of dance.  We can't wait for the return of the "Crestwood Thinks You Can Dance" competition.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6 for the club.
  • Trapeze & Circus Show - Learn the tricks of the trade - culminates with a circus / trapeze camper performance.  Dates and Times vary.  Grades 2-6.
  • Guitar & Keyboard Club – learn guitar or piano with Music Man Mike and Thomas (2nd grade and older).  Dates and Time vary.
  • Math & Reading - We can offer remediation pull-out clubs in Reading & Math for interested campers.  Dates and Times vary. Grades 1-6.

As always, most of the activities at Crestwood are available for optional pull-out clubs i.e. Golf, Archery, Nature, Gymnastics, Climbing Tower and more!

There is so much to do at Crestwood that for many campers these optional programs are not necessary.  The point of this e-mail is not to pressure you as parents or your campers into choosing these options.  We want you to know that they are available.  It is our goal to meet the needs of every child.  In addition to you discussing any of these options with your child, our Group Leaders, Division Heads and Specialists will frequently recommend these options to your campers if they see an interest.  Campers can join or try most clubs during the course of the summer.

We can't wait for camp!

Mark, Mark and Jeff