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The Story Behind my Summer Camps:
With Spring Break approaching, summer is not far off. Last summer I decided that most summer camps were just too expensive, but I didn't want my girls to spend the whole summer without any adventures! As a family we decided to create our own summer camps. I sent out a few e-mails and posted on 2 local Facebook pages to see if there was any interest in a craft camp for girls. I wanted to cost to remain low and I wanted it to be fun for my family. Initially I got a good response, so I put my plan in motion. The truth is-- it is/was a lot of work for me. I spent countless hours working on the classes and prepping the supplies. BUT! My main goal was to create some fun opportunities for my little girls and a few friends. Needless to say, crafters came in droves. Every class filled. Several classes had waiting lists. I was able to earn some extra cash toward a fun family vacation and redecorating my playroom (our classroom). Most importantly, though, I got to spend the summer with loads of awesome little girls. My girls enjoyed being with their friends, making new friends, and creating crafty things- so when it came to deciding if we would do it again, there was no hesitation. Let's get this ball rolling!
Registration begins on March 15th for new campers!
To sign-up for Camp:
To save your spot, I will need your deposit money $10/class and your form. The link to the form is here. You can print it and write it in or e-mail me for the fill-in version that you can e-mail back to me. Checks should be made to Lindsey Blackhurst. Cash is also accepted or my PayPal e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment in full is expected 2 weeks before class starts or your space will be filled. The deposit money is non-refundable. If you are unable to make the class, cancellations must be made before the 2-week mark or you will be expected to pay the fee or fill the spot if I do not have a waiting list.
What does my fee pay for?
Camp includes all of the supplies with some exceptions which I mentioned in the class descriptions. Each camper will receive a bag, 1 adhesive (refill or full cartridge depending on need), and the treats included each week. Each camper will also get to go to my treasure box once during the week. Art projects will come home with the camper each day. Extra adhesive will be $2/refill. Most likely they won't need this unless they go glue crazy.
Campers are encouraged to bring their own bottle of water (please something with a lip to avoid spills) and are encouraged to potty before class so they don't miss out on instruction. It is strongly encouraged that campers arrive on time and are picked up on time. They will be rewarded for coming on-time by being able to select their supplies early.
It's All About ME
June 16th-20th, 10:00-11:30am (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
June 16th-20th, 1:30-3:00pm (3rd & up)
This camp will focus on making things for our little camper to keep for herself. Here is our general schedule, which is subject to change depending on availability of supplies.
Monday: Introduction game, basic crafting skills, making a notebook & matching pen
Tuesday: Wearable Art- necklace, bracelet, & hair clip
Wednesday: Mini-scrapbook **Campers will need to bring 10 pictures of a singular theme AND they are welcome to bring stickers from home to help them decorate.**
Thursday: Techniques & Card-making- this day will be messy but soooo fun! Please have your camper come dressed for a mess. Campers will do reverse embossing, the shaving cream technique, and more.
Friday: Name Art and we will close with a small party with games and a treat.
July 14th-18th, 10:00-11:30am (3rd and up)
July 14th-18th, 1:30-3:00pm (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
This camp will focus of learning the skills of party planning. Here is our general schedule, which is subject to change depending on availability of supplies.party games will be played throughout the week.
Monday: Introduction game, basic crafting skills, making invitations and thank-you cards
Tuesday: Decorations for the party- a banner and hanging flowers **Campers are welcome to bring stickers from home to help them decorate their banner**
Wednesday: Party Favors!
Thursday: A gift and its wrapping
Friday: Cupcake decorating (and eating) as we finish the week with a little party of our own.
Sticky Fingers Camp
August 4th-8th, 10:00-11:30am (Pre-K, Kinder, 1st)
A specialized camp just for little folks. Each day has a book-theme. We will start each day by reading the book, then have a coordinating snack. The remainder of the time will be spent playing games and making crafts. Books to be announced soon.
Adventure Camp- for Boys
August 4-8th, 1:30-3:00pm (School-aged)
By request, I have made a camp designed for boys. I have consulted several Moms of boys and I think I am on-target for a fun-filled week. If for some reason I do not have enough boys signed-up, then I will open the class to girls because these themes would be fun for anyone. Each class will include a small snack that matches the theme. Some days the snack will be one of the projects that they make. Campers will allergies will be encouraged to bring a snack from home. All snack information will be sent ahead of time.
Monday: Dinosaur Day
Tuesday: Mad Scientist & Monster Day
Wednesday: All about Animals
Thursday: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ***Campers will need to bring a car from home for an art project. This car will get messy, but we will send it through the mini car-wash after the craft.***
Friday: Bugs & a party to end the week
I wanted to do camps where we could get a lot in one day, so I'm introducing 2 Saturday camps. *Space will be limited.*
Disney Day, Saturday Only
June 28th, 9am-12pm (all ages)
Disney fan? For this camp all the crafts, games, and snack will be designed around our favorite characters. The day includes making Tinkerbell's wand, a Minnie/Mickie cupcake, games, and loads more!
Hang it up! Room Art, Saturday Only
July 26th, 9am-12pm (school-aged, boys and girls)
There are so many great projects that I've pinned on Pinterest that I would love to do with a group of kids, but they wouldn't work for camp. I'm excited to introduce this class, Hang it Up! where we will be designing some wall art. Depending on the speed of the crafts, this will probably be a 2-project class, with a game to break-up the concentration a bit. Bound to be loads of fun.
Stamp With Linz Summer Camps
Instructor: Lindsey Blackhurst, Paper Artist
Location: 1410 Steppinstone Way/Spring
Phone: 254-424-5670 text/call
|My welcome committee for our first camp last year, the Blackhurst girls.|