Mindful Arts & Stories Extension Courses
Rising PK- 4th
Breathing Space camps always feature art projects and lots of stories. This fall, yoga class is offered by live instruction over Zoom and we are offering arts and stories as self-paced courses on the Ruzuku online courses platform.
New lessons will be available on the Monday of each week of the term and can be completed anytime, even months later. There will be an arts & crafts project, a story book for the younger group (with read along video provided) or journaling activity for tweens, a featured yoga pose, and a reflection activity or guided relaxation for each week.
Creative projects related to the week’s theme are taught through recorded video and written instructions and students complete those at their own pace. Parent assistance will likely be needed with set up, but projects are chosen so that 5-12 year old students can complete them mostly independently (exceptions will be noted).
Students are encouraged to upload a photo of their projects to share with staff and other campers. Students can communicate with staff through the course platform.
Students are also encouraged to create a journal for their camp week so they can draw or write their thoughts and reactions from yoga class and extension activities.
Instruction is provided in video and written format.
Once an arts & stories course begins, you can access the projects and videos any time.
Cost $39 per family
Campers should wear clothing for movement – shorts under skirts please! – and layers appropriate for the weather. Camp is very active and your camper may be warm during our yoga classes.
Your camper should also have walking and playground appropriate shoes – No flip-flops, no open-healed crocs or clogs, no ballet flats. If your camper arrives in in inappropriate shoes, you may be asked to bring an alternative pair before lunch.
Your camper needs weather-appropriate outer wear. Unless weather is dangerously terrible, we are going outside. In winter, that means hats, gloves, coats, long pants (yes, we’ve had campers show up with bare legs mid-winter), rain gear etc. If they are inappropriately dressed, they are going to be cold and/or wet.
All PK4 campers need a change of underwear, pants and socks! Even if you think they are completely reliable about their bathroom needs, accidents happen. We find campers caught up in the fun of camp don’t want to stop and go to the bathroom. Even with regular reminders, PK4 campers (and sometimes older ones) tend to overestimate how long they can wait, especially when we are out on the playground and bathrooms are not convenient.