URBAN ROOTS

Summer Camp 2018

Our summer camp programming is open to local youth ages 3 to 12 years.  We maintain a staff to camper ratio of 1:8 - Maximum of 12 campers per session. Our camp day runs from M-TH 9am – 1pm.  Campers bring a lunch from home.  Healthy snacks will be provided in the morning. Tuition is $95 per week and includes all field trips and activities.  Only exception:  Culinary Camp runs M-F and is $125 for the week to cover additional costs.  We also offer a generous 15% sibling discount.  

Urban Roots Summer Camp is a community program for youth offered through Urbane Terrain.  We are passionate about living a healthy life-style, fostering creativity through the arts, and having a positive impact on our community. The Urban Roots Summer Camp reinforces all of these goals in a hands-on environment. Our program is structured but we empower our youth by allowing them to be key decision-makers, share ideas, and to put their ideas in motion.

Our two locations are perfectly suited for creative classes and creating an urban landscape. Our location at Freeman’s Creative is accessible to fabulous spaces within walking distance. Located within the RAD (Re-Use Arts District) we source so much from The Scrap Exchange .  Our location off Morreene Road is tucked away and offers the comforts of home with access to plenty of fenced in outdoor space.  This location is also within walking distance to Morreene Road Park.  Most importantly, youth are in for a treat with enriching field trips, guest speakers and hands-on activities that foster creativity and leadership. We are looking forward to a fabulous summer!

Completed registration form and $35 deposit per camp session will reserve your child’s spot.  Pre-Kindergarten camps must be paid in full to reserve your child’s place. Please email us at urbaneterrain@live.com for additional information.

 
 
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Camp Week 1  June 11th-14th  Junior Fiber Artists

Campers will learn the history and process behind diverse natural fibers. Hands-on explorations will include dying textiles with natural dyes, creating and weaving on a custom loom, and beginner sewing projects. Campers will also have the opportunity to forage and “shop” for their supplies. We’ll also hear stories from artisans who are following their passions.  Open to ages 6 to 13 years. Camp location: Freeman’s Creative

 
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Camp Week 2  June 18th-21st  Junior Architects

Campers will have several enrichment activities centered around creative arts and architecture. Hands-on explorations will include using geometry concepts and texture analysis to create Upcycled buildings and cities. Activities will include diverse art techniques (painting, sculpting, layering, collage, etc.,).  Campers will have the opportunity to “shop” for upcycled and salvaged materials.  Open to ages 6 to 13 years. Camp location: Freeman’s Creative

 
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Camp Week 3  June 25th-28th  Pre-K Adventures - Garden Friends:  Pollinators

Campers will engage in fun social experiences through the exploration of urban gardening. Basic phonics, math, writing, reading, and the arts will be covered through hands-on activities. In addition, we will explore healthy and fresh food options.  Hands-on activities will include planting a pollinator garden, constructing pollinator habitats, and art projects. We will utilize the outdoor classroom for many of our activities.  Open to Ages 3-5 years (Campers must be able to use the bathroom independently). Morreene Road Outdoor Classroom

 
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Camp Week 4  July 9th-13th  Culinary Adventures

Campers will explore basic cooking techniques, food safety, food selection and international cuisines. Hands-on activities will include meal planning, learning techniques, and tastings in preparation for a family-style meal for campers and their families.  We will even create our own fusions.  We will not prepare any foods with nuts but will not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions.  Open to ages 6 to 13 years.  Morreene Road Outdoor Classroom and Kitchen

 
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Camp Week 5  July 16th-19th  Mixed Media:  Social Media for Youth

Campers will assist in creating and implementing a youth-focused social media campaign. The campaign will focus on a community issue voted on by participants and will have a community service element.  We will discuss the diverse social media platforms and safety protocols for each.  This camp will focus on creative writing skills and the use of imagery to convey a message (basic photography skills). Our destination for this week will be based on the type of project campers decide upon.  Open to ages 6-13 years. Camp location: Freeman’s Creative

 
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Camp Week 6  July 23rd-26th  Pre-K Adventures - Arts and Crafts from Nature

Campers will engage in fun social experiences through the exploration of urban gardening. Basic phonics, math, writing, reading, and the arts will be covered through hands-on activities. In addition, we will explore healthy and fresh food options.  Hands-on activities will include sticks and stones garden sculptures, jewelry and wearable creations, creating an outdoor music station, and more.  We will utilize the outdoor classroom for many of our activities.  Open to ages 3-5 years (Campers must be able to use the bathroom independently).  Camp Location:  Morreene Road Outdoor Classroom

 
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Camp Week 7  August 6th-9th  Junior Botanists

Campers will learn about diverse flora and their unique characteristics. We’ll explore everything from the parts of a flower and leaf identification to the unique plant habitats around the world.  Campers will have a semi-structured project to learn basic knowledge but will also have the freedom to explore the plants that appeal to them most.  So send your botanists ready to explore but be sure to make room at home for a few plant buddies.  Open to ages 6-13 years.  Camp location: Morreene Road Outdoor Classroom

 
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Camp Week 8  August 13th-16th  Life in the Bull City: Photojournalism

Campers will explore storytelling through the use of images. Youth will be taught basic photography and journalism skills. Hands-on activities will include creating a blog or an article for a Family and Friends gallery exhibit.  We explore various locations in Durham via walking and public transit. The kids always love this but please be sure to packaging and dress accordingly.  Open to ages 6-13 years.  Camp location: Freeman’s Creative and various downtown Durham destinations.

 
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Week 9  August 20th-23rd  Pre-K Adventures - Kiddie Camping Adventures

Campers will engage in fun social experiences through the exploration of urban gardening. Basic phonics, math, writing, reading, and the arts will be covered through hands-on activities. In addition, we will explore healthy and fresh food options.  Hands-on activities will include constructing a tent, making a pillow or stuffie, and cooking up mini s'mores.  Open to ages 3-5 years (Campers must be able to use the bathroom independently). Camp location: Morreene Road Outdoor Classroom