SUMMER CAMP

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Golestan’s summer camp for kids in grade school and middle school (K-8) teaches positive values in full language immersion with fun activities that will feed their minds, bodies, and souls.  At Golestan, where the only language spoken is Persian/Farsi, our goal is to teach each child the following qualities: Integrity, curiosity, altruism, dignity, generosity, compassion, confidence, kindness, and community.

This is a hands-on camp for kids aged 6 to 14, that like to be outside and create things from raw materials.  They will participate in large-scale group projects and individual creations, designing and making/building to their hearts’ content… from start to finish.  They will collaborate, discuss, design, plan, scavenge, build, test, rebuild, test again until they have reached (or surpassed) their goals.

At least one day per week is spent entirely outdoors at Tilden Park.

This program is not appropriate for children that have not finished one year of Kindergarten.

2018 WEEKLY THEMES* for daily projects (1.5 hrs per day)
These themes are for the afternoon projects only. The daily routines (park, snack, sports, lunch etc) remain the same from week to week.  
Date Theme
Week 1 June 25-29 Exploring tiles and ceramics: mosaic and other fun hands-on projects
Week 2** July 2-6 Exploring materials: Maker’s lab using salvaged and recycled materials.
Week 3 July 9-13 Exploring string: working with wood and nails and string to make intricate creations
Week 4 July 16-20 Exploring food: no description necessary!
Week 5 July 23-27 Exploring textiles: block printing, dyeing, felting, and painting on textiles
Week 6 July 30-Aug 3 Exploring wood: creating objects out of wood and other materials
Week 7 Aug 6-10 Exploring food: no description necessary!
Week 8 Aug 13-17 Exploring tiles and ceramics: mosaic and other fun hands-on projects
Week 9 Aug 20-24 Exploring materials: Maker’s lab using salvaged and recycled materials
*Activities are subject to change to accommodate the children’s interests and/or skill level.
**This is a four-day week. Tuition will be prorated.

 

Fees:

9am – 3pm – $490/week (includes lunch and 2 snacks)

9am – 5:30pm – $570/week (includes lunch and 3 snacks)

For more information on our food philosophy, please click here.

For more information on enrolling in our summer camp, please email info@golestankids.com.

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Each week includes the integration of the following principles:

  • Curiosity – nature exploration (entire days in the forest, weekly)
  • Confidence – physical activity (soccer, dance, hiking, yoga, to name a few)
  • Generosity – crafts (knitting, toy making)
  • Kindness – music (traditional folkloric Iranian songs)
  • Community – art and building (collaborative projects)
  • Dignity – movement (dance, yoga)
  • Compassion – performing arts (theater and puppetry)
  • Integrity – games (backgammon, sack racing)
  • Altruism – community service (feeding homeless, weekly neighborhood cleanup)

Camp operates M-F, 9am – 3pm, with the option for early drop off and late pickup (8am – 5:30pm). Recommended enrollment is for the full term. Enrollment is full term (June-August), monthly, and weekly in order of priority.

Payment is due in full at time of registration. Refund policy: 50% refund if cancelled 30 days or more before first day of enrollment; no refund with < 30 days notice.

 

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