TDS Summer Camp Catalogue

Creativity*Connection*Community

As the world opens back up, this summer feels more full of possibilities than ever before. Our TDS summer camps have been designed to help all students in Western Massachusetts reconnect with a community of peers through fun filled, theme based, week-long camps. Long a valued resource for students with a variety of special needs, this summer TDS is opening up to all students in an effort to build socially engaging communities that give students confidence and creative opportunities. We’ve designed a brand new range of summer experiences for 2021 from sports and games, theater and improvisation, video production and video game design, visual arts, martial arts and more!

 

At TDS we are uniquely qualified to provide camp experiences that support kids in reconnecting to the world outside their bubbles. This summer we’ll be offering:

  • In-person five day camps meeting daily for 2-3 hours

  • Virtual week-long camps for gaming and digital art designs

  • Both online and in person social skill-building groups and clinical programming for special needs students

Right now we could all use a little help remembering how positive it can be learning something new with a group of friends. And we could certainly all use a little FUN. 

 

TDS can make that happen and we look forward to seeing you!

 

         

Session 1: Super Hero Week!

Dates: July 5-9

Time: 9:00- 12:00

Grades: K-3 (Campers will be placed in appropriate age groupings)

Cost: $150.00

This summer, we’re looking for crime fighters and caped crusaders who are ready to tackle a super week of summer fun! This group for K-2 students is designed to keep each day new and exciting: we’ll be creating our own superheroes, making masks and capes, and working together on comic books that bring our characters together! This group looks to incorporate students’ passions into creative and collaborative activities. If you love to draw, tell stories, karate chop bad guys and save the day, this is the club for you!

Session 3: Make Your Summer Masterpiece!

Dates: July 19-23

Time: 9:00-12:00

Grades: 2-6 (Campers will be placed in appropriate age groupings)

Cost $150.00

 

If you love drawing, painting, or expressing yourself with new art techniques, this week-long group will help you make your summer masterpiece! We’ll experiment with different kinds of styles like collage, paint dotting, water colors, tie dye, and more. We’ll learn how artists help each other with feedback, collaborate together on creative projects, and make their ideas come to life with bright colors and summer inspiration! Through the week we’ll incorporate both solo work and ongoing collaborative projects.

Session 5: Extra - Ordinary Sports Adventures

Dates: July 26-30

Time: 9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-6

Cost: $150.00

 

Get ready to get moving with the most action-packed club of the summer! Every day we’ll get hands-on with a new sport you probably haven’t tried yet...we’ll juggle, do extreme yo-yo, and play ultimate frisbee. We’ll learn Swedish wood tossing games, make our own hacky sacks, and launch catapults! By learning about all these weird and wonderful sports, we’ll get socially reconnected while staying active, goofy and curious. It’s the perfect way to make this summer one you’ll never forget!

Session 7: Movie Making Masters

Dates: August 9-13

Time: 9:00-12:00

Grades: 4-8 (Campers will be placed in appropriate age groupings)

Cost: $150.00

 

In this week-long workshop students will learn the basics of video editing and make their own movies about...well, anything! Using the free movie editing software iMovie and a Mac computer, students will learn how to import their own photos and videos, add music or voiceover, make stop motion animations and much more! We’ll learn together and share our interests over the week while completing fun filming objectives in cool locations. These movie-making skills can allow students to explore their interests in creative ways and can help everyone work on goal-setting and problem solving. So come join us and learn how to be a video editing superstar!

Note: this Summer Camp will utilize programs that are compatible with your Mac device. 

Session 2: Art Explosion!

Dates: July 12-16

Time: 9:00-12:00

Grades: 2-6 (Campers will be placed in appropriate age groupings)

Cost: $150.00

This week-long summer group is perfect for exploring your creative side with a giant smorgasbord of artsy fun. Each day of the week will be dedicated to a new creative arts topic. Show off your dramatic flair with acting exercises and improv games. Paint, color, draw, and expand your imagination to create stunning summer designs. Explore different music styles and dance moves as a team. Sing and dance along or just hang out. We’ll be making friends and expressing ourselves while learning fun new creative activities. If it’s art related, it’s probably happening in this group!

Session 4: Mindful Movement through Martial Arts

Dates: July 19-23

Time: 1:00-4:00

Grades: 6-12

Cost: $150.00

 

Take a thoughtful, vigorous approach to community and connection this summer in this week-long introduction to Aikido, the “way of blending with energy.” We’ll help students of all abilities and fitness levels experience martial arts at its best with breathing, centered movement and dynamic partner exercises. Collaborative games and training with traditional practice weapons like bokken and jo (wooden sword and staff) will let students experience the energy and calm of this vibrant martial art. 

Session 6: Summer of Improv: Sharing Laughs, Language and Life Experiences

Dates: August 2-6

Time: 9:00-12:00

Grades: 4-8

Cost: $150.00

 

Make it funny! Make it crazy!! Make it up!!! This theater and improvisation class is designed to find the fun in every moment while building each student’s self-esteem and quick-thinking abilities. You’ll learn to think on your feet and create hilarious scenes, build listening skills, and problem solve with a TEAM. We’ll act out scenes, play improv games, and get to know each other while getting our bodies moving. Through the week, we’ll have each other’s backs as we experiment and push ourselves socially and creatively. All goofballs welcome!

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