Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 Summer Camps!

Summer is magical! Everyone should have wondrous memories of their childhood summers and Little Shop of Stories strives to be a part of creating them. We love hosting weekly camps – most of which are book related -- and filling the shop with the extraordinary sounds of kids doing kid things. We love making books come alive, and we love spending time with your kids. Here are some things to know about our camps:
· Camps run from 9am-4pm every day. We provide a morning and afternoon snack, and kids are required to bring their own lunches and water bottles.
· All of our camps take place in our upstairs loft here at the shop, but we take walking field trips around the square and to Ebster pool.
· All camps cost $325 with the exception of Jedi Academy which runs four days and costs $275.
· Once again each of our camps will be peanut (and tree nut) free. Some of our campers have serious allergies and we feel that this is the most effective means of addressing this.
And here’s some information about registration. In an effort to be fair, here are our guidelines for signing up for camp:
· Camp registration begins on Saturday, February 6th at 9 a.m. Registration must be done in person by the child’s parent or legal guardian.
· Our camps are extremely popular and many will fill up within the first hour or two of registration. Yes, we know it’s crazy. We just wanted to warn you. (I believe the first person in line last year arrived at about 6 a.m.)
· While in line on Saturday morning, you may not save spots for your friends. No line cutters! Let’s set a good example for our kids here!
· There is a $100 deposit per camp. In case of cancellation, $50 is NONREFUNDABLE. In case of cancellation within 21 days of the start of camp, the entire $100 deposit is nonrefundable.
We request that all camp deposits and other payments be made with checks. While we’ll take cash and credit cards payments, checks serve to help (immensely) with record keeping.
Here's the lineup for this summer!

Goody for Girls! Camp

May 30 - June 3 | Rising 3-5 Graders

With Sunny & Krista
Maximum enrollment: 20
 Cost: $325
Get ready for a special week for girls only, inspired by the achievements of real women. From Amelia Earhart to Julia Child, from Coco Chanel to Alice Coachman, from Frida Kahlo to  Annette Kellerman, from Martha Graham to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women throughout history have been making waves and doing incredible things! Each day at camp, we learn about different women and their achievements, and then do activities inspired by these role models. In past years at Goody for Girls Camp we have learned to synchronized swim, visited the vet, put on talent shows, had mock trials, designed our own clothes, learned secret codes, performed choreographed dances, baked cookies, run relay races, created flower arrangements, flown paper airplanes, and started petitions.  And we promise even more excitement and fun this year! Goody for Girls Camp is full of activities, art, and adventures that celebrate everything girls can be and do, and this super-fun camp will encourage, challenge, and bring out the best in your girl. 

American Girl Camp

June 6 - 10 | Rising 2-4 Graders

With Kimberly
Maximum enrollment: 20
Cost: $325
From fighting for independence to farming on the frontier; from surviving the Great Depression to tie dying t-shirts; from escaping slavery to planting Victory gardens during WWII, girls throughout American history have had lives full of adventure, resourcefulness and fun.  This week we pay tribute to the olden times by playing games, doing crafts, learning history and exploring the lives of our favorite American Girls.  Please note that this camp will be identical to last year's, so if you've already taken it you might want to check out Goody for Girls Camp instead.

Magic Tree House Camp

June 13 - 17 | Rising 1-2 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.

With Sunny
Maximum enrollment: 20
Cost: $325
Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge! The upstairs of Little Shop of Stories has turned into a giant Magic Tree House and it's whisking campers off to different places in history just like Jack and Annie.  Join us for a week of dinosaurs, ninjas, cowboys, mummies, wild animals, magic tricks, and so much more! We'll spend lots of time doing games, activities, and crafts based on each place we'll visit. Please note that it is helpful if your camper is familiar with the Magic Tree House series before starting camp.
A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.

Magic Tree House Camp

June 20 - 24 | Rising 1-2 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.

With Sunny
Maximum enrollment: 20
Cost: $325
Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge! The upstairs of Little Shop of Stories has turned into a giant Magic Tree House and it's whisking campers off to different places in history just like Jack and Annie. Join us for a week of dinosaurs, ninjas, cowboys, mummies, wild animals, magic tricks, and so much more! We'll spend lots of time doing games, activities, and crafts based on each place we'll visit. Please note that it is helpful if your camper is familiar with the Magic Tree House series before starting camp.
A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.

Junior Detectives Camp

June 27 - July 1 | Rising 2-4 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.

With Justin & Terra & Hannah
Maximum enrollment: 20
Cost: $325
Do you like solving puzzles, investigating mysteries, and figuring out whodunnit? Then join us this week as we follow in the footsteps of great kidslit detective series like Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen, Nate the Great, 39 Clues, All the Wrong Questions, and the Mysterious Benedict Society! Each day will be packed with treasure hunts, puzzles, and games. In addition, we will be exploring the jobs of real world mystery solvers like lawyers, archaeologists, spies, journalists, mystery writers, game builders and more. This brand new camp is for girls and boys who love nothing more than getting to the bottom of a good mystery!

Jedi Academy

July 5 - 8 | Rising 2-4 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.
With Justin & Hannah
Maximum enrollment: 20
Cost: $275
Please note that this is a four-day camp.
Has the Force awakened a love of Star Wars in you? Are you excited to explore adventures in a galaxy far far away? Then join us this week for games, activities, crafts, and adventures to inspire the Jedi in you. This camp, for both boys and girls, will involve light saber training, droid programming, flying x-wings, and lots of other Jedi fun!

Camp Hogwarts

July 11 - 15 | Rising 3-5 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.
With Lindsay

Maximum enrollment: 24
 Cost: $325
The Ministry of Magic is pleased to announce that 24 lucky young Witches and Wizards will be accepted to the Hogwarts Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer. All students will receive training in Potions, Divination, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.  All students will be required to sit for their O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) at the end of the week- NO EXCEPTIONS.  In addition to lessons, students may participate in extracurricular activities, including Quidditch. However, loss of limb will not excuse you from completing assignments. Please note: It is important that all students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, to fully experience this camp.
A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.

Wreck This Journal Camp

July 18 - 22 | Rising 4-6 graders

with Sunny & Terra & Lindsay
Maximum Enrollment: 24
Cost: $325
Creation and destruction are two sides of the same coin, and it's one we want you to toss with us this summer! Using Wreck This Journalas inspiriation, this camp will challenge and ignite your creative energy by helping you learn to create new art out of what has been destroyed, and look for the beauty in the unnoticed.  We will engage all five senses and investigate things through many different lenses via writing, sketching, jumping, thinking, listening, spying, doodling, ripping, gluing, observing, painting and composing! Don't be afraid to color outside of the lines!

Comics Camp

July 25 - 29 | Rising 4-6 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.

With Justin & Jason
Maximum Enrollment: 24
Cost: $325
Draw, baby Draw! You know when you get caught doodling and reading comics instead of doing homework or your chores? Well, Comics Camp is exactly like that without the homework and chores. This summer, discover how to cartoon your heart out as we make comics. Whether you like comic books, graphic novels, comic strips, or webcomics, you'll learn all about how to design, pencil, and ink your ideas and turn them into comics! In addition, this year's Comics Camp will finish with a bang as every camper will make comics to sell at our 2nd Annual LittleCon, the only comics convention exclusively for kid cartoonists! (Want to know more about LittleCon? Here's a write up from the Huffington Post last about last year's even.)

Camp Hogwarts

August 1 - 5 | Rising 3-5 Graders

Please note that this camp is full. A wait list has been started.
Please see description under July 11th.
City of Decatur schools are back in session this week (as is Atlanta), but DeKalb County tends to start later (their fall calendar has yet to be posted as of this writing) as do most private schools. So we've added this extra week of Hogwarts!
A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.

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