Summer Camps for rising 6th-9th graders! We are offering in-person camps on campus (where we’ll make use of our outdoor classrooms) as well as virtual camps through Zoom. Choose your preference!
Art Camp: Big & Small! (In-Person) June 7-11, 8:30am-12:30pm, $275 Led by Griffin Art Director Johnny Walker
The world is full of all shapes and sizes of things. In this weeklong camp, we’ll examine the relationship between the micro world of tiny things that are all around us and the macro world of which we are just a small part. We’ll make observational drawings and writings about what we observe as we explore the Griffin campus and the surrounding neighborhood. We’ll make paintings and write stories. We’ll craft models and design maps. We’ll use art as a way to better understand the world around us and where we fit into it.
Music Performance Camp (In-Person) June 7-11, 1-5pm, $275 Led by Griffin Music Instructors Akina Adderley & Ryan Young
Experience the joy of playing music of various genres with other young musicians in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment. At camp, students will prepare and perform songs as a band live onstage after one week of intensive rehearsal. Our instructors are music professionals with over 20 years of experience performing, recording, and teaching music to young people. They are dedicated to making you look and sound great onstage in a group setting! Requirements: Ability to play an instrument and/or sing, recognize basic chords, and keep simple beats.
Visual Storytelling Camp (In-Person) June 14-18, 8:30am-12:30pm, $275 Led by Griffin Visual Storytelling Instructor Phil Paternite
This fun and interactive week of filmmaking will examine the ways visual storytelling influences our lives. We will explore some of the techniques used to construct emotional, informative and compelling productions. Starting with Vlogs and working our way thru the creation of a short film, students will conceive, produce and then present their own unique work. All levels of experience welcome. No equipment requirements — iPhones to DSLR cameras will work, however knowledge of basic editing programs (like iMovie) will be helpful.
Coding Camp (Virtual) June 14-18, 1–3pm, $175 Led by Griffin Engineering & Computer Science Instructor Sandy Miller
Learn how to code and start turning your ideas into reality! We’ll use Processing, a java-based programming language, to learn the fundamentals of programming through a visual lens. You’ll make animations, interactive art pieces, games and more while learning the basics of software development. All levels of programming experience are welcome!
Sewing Camp: Creative Stitching (Virtual) June 14-18, 1–3pm, $175 Led by Griffin Sewing Instructor Niku Arbabi
Tell stories by drawing with thread! We’ll spark stories through drawing exercises, then translate some of our drawings using hand sewing techniques including embroidery, appliqué, and fiber collage! Materials kits will be picked up prior to the start of camp.