Summer Camp : July 5, 2017- August 25, 2017
Trilok’s Summer Program takes place during July and August each year. It is open to children ages six through fourteen. Every year a central story or theme is selected, often from an folk tale or mythological tale, highlighting cultural themes from a unique part of the world. The children learn dance, music, photography, yoga, cooking, art, theater, technology and set-building in the process of creating a dance-drama interpreting the chosen theme. The session culminates with a children’s performance, which is open to the parents and to the public.
Schedule for Children 2-5 years old (JULY – AUGUST)
9-9:30 Free Play
9:30-10:00 Yoga, meditation, circle time
10:15-12:15 Project Time: Art, Theater, Cooking, Music
12:00-12:15 Prepare for lunch
1:00-1:15 Story time
2:45-3:00 Wake up, Transition from nap, Goodbyes
Schedule for Children 6-9 & 10-14 years old (JULY – AUGUST)
9:00-9:30 Free Play
10:00-11:00 Awesome Art or Edible Earth
11:00-12:00 Sweaty Sports
1:00-2:00 Mosaic Music or Multi- Media
2:00-3:00 Diverse Dance or Thoughtful Theater
Every morning after free play, campers engage in fun, focused movement practices, such as yoga and tai-chi, which offer a great way to tune in and prepare for a full day of activity ahead.
Edible Earth (Planting & Cooking).
Planting, pruning and harvesting, campers grow their green thumb! Students learn where food comes from, how to prepare delicious homegrown snacks and how to care for plants in Trilok’s 5000sq ft garden.
Using recycled items and natural products, kids learn how to transform materials to enliven a story through visual art. Projects
include costume making, natural dye workshop, mask making and prop/set building.
Diverse Dance or Thoughtful Theater
African, Indian, Hip Hop and Modern dance techniques offer a wide palate for individual expression. Building self-confidence, campers enjoy their bodies as malleable sculpture.
Character development and imagination games lead campers to invent new worlds and powers. Through both scripted and improvisational techniques, campers develop teamwork and foster positive social interaction through creativity.
Campers explore various aspects of song, rhythmic drumming, and musical construction. Through music making, moods are soothed and body-mind coordination is deepened.
Using story-board techniques and character development strategies, campers work collaboratively to compose short animations. Digital image as set or back-drop for theater bring new levels of choice and professionalism to the camp’s final performance.
Sports are offered daily as a way to have fun, build stamina, develop ball skills, exert excess energy, and build team-work.