Artistic Director - Claire Butler
Our camps are developed by Claire Butler, a professional musician and educator. Claire's extensive knowledge of the arts and children's education has inspired her to design programs that spark the child's natural creative mind. After studying piano and violin at the Royal College of Music, Claire embarked on a teaching and performing career which has included posts at Luckley-Oakfield Girls School, Wokingham and Bermuda School of Music. Claire enjoys her work with Montessori School of Calgary, Calgary Boys Choir, Calgary Girls Choir and Cum Vino Cantus choir. In addition to directing, Claire enjoys performing classical and jazz as soloist and in her ensemble Clicquot Trio.
Week 1 - 21st to 25th June 'Dragons and Drums'
The theme of the week sets the scene for puppets, drama and the art of sound effects with percussion. Campers will make dragon puppets, learn songs and have fun acting out stories with drum sound effects.
Week 2 - 28th June to 2nd July
'Fun with Fairytales'
Using some of the best loved fairytales, the campers will have fun dressing up, acting out mini plays and learning some great songs.
Week 3 - 5th July to 9th July
This special week allows the children to explore many different instruments including piano, violin, drums, guitar and more. Will include some live interactive performances with a chance to try the instruments.
Week 4 - 12th July to 16th July
'Trip to Russia'
This week this campers will paint, colour, dance and sing all things Russian! We will explore music by Tchaikovsky, paint the gorgeous onion domes and matryoshka dolls, learn some Russian character dances, stories and songs.
Week 5 - 19th July to 23rd July
Trees, bugs, flowers and all things natural inspire this weeks activities. The campers will enjoy nature walks on site, learn to press and arrange flowers, plant and observe the wonders of nature. Our music and drama will be full of creepy crawlies!
Week 6 - 26th July to 30th July 'Trip to France'
Our campers will explore the culture of France through games, art, songs and play. They will learn some basic French vocabulary with a French specialist and have the opportunity to do some dance classes with a tutor from La Sylvaine Dance School. We will create some impressionist style paintings with finger paint and learn the dance La Bastringue!
Week 7 - 2nd August to 6th August 'Let's Go Camping'
In this fun week, the kids will have fun making forts and pretend tents with all different materials. We will learn tons of camp songs and games plus use the outdoors for inspiration in our art and crafts. A little achievement booklet to stamp new skills learned will add to the fun!
Week 8 - 9th August to 13th August 'Hawaiian Luau Party'
Our campers will have fun making their own tiki masks, grass skirts, play island games and even build some erupting volcanoes! This week will give the campers an opportunity to try the ukelele and strum to some tropical tunes!
Week 9 - August 16th to August 20th
This week we will play croquet and Alice in Wonderland themed games. Dress up in costumes, learn Alice in Wonderland songs and have a special Alice in Wonderland dance workshop. We will also have an Alice themed lunch party outdoors.