Camp MacDuffie

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Camp MacDuffie is an exciting summer day camp for rising 1st-8th graders. Participants spend the morning engaged in a program area of their choosing, enjoy a lunch by Sage Dining Services (included), and then stay active with a variety of afternoon activities and field trips (also included) throughout the week. Our program leaders are passionate and experienced, and we all look forward to creating a fun and supportive environment for your child to thrive this summer!

See you this summer at Camp MacDuffie!

For more information contact: summer@macduffie.org.

2019 Sessions/Programs

(Students pick one per week)

Sessions General Featured
Week 1:

July 8-12

 Outdoor Adventures Drama  Visual Arts Science/Forensics Birding 101
Week 2:

July 15-19

 Land Sports  Drama Creative Writing Science/Forensics Coding
Week 3:

July 22-26

Drama Visual Arts Science/Forensics Birding 101
Week 4:

July 29-Aug. 2

 Land Sports Creative Writing Visual Arts Drama Dance
Week 5:

Aug. 5-9

Drama

Creative Writing

Science/Forensics 3D Printing
Week 6:

Aug. 12-16

 Land Sports Drama Visual Arts Science/Forensics Coding

 

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Extended Care
9:00 am Arrival
9:00 – 9:15 am
Morning Check In
9:15 – 11:45 am
Morning Activity Session
11:45 – 12:15 pm
Lunch (included)
12:15 pm
Afternoon Check In
12:30 – 2:45 pm
Afternoon Activity Session
3:00 pm Departure
3:00 – 5:00 pm Afternoon Extended Care

Program Areas (Morning Activities)

Dance

Does your child want to begin to dance this summer in a fun and relaxed environment? If your child is jumping up and down chanting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” then this camp session is for you! Participants will explore movement, space, artistic expression, and their relationship to the body under the guidance of an expert instructor. Friday afternoon will feature a short showing by participants for fellow camp-goers, family, and friends.

Drama

Enjoy the spotlight, love singing and dancing, or do you just want to be a little silly and have fun? The drama program is for you! This summer, the drama program returns crazier than ever and will be overflowing with things to do for kids of all ages and interests. Each day will consist of various theater games and activities that enhance acting ability, diction, improvisational skills, spatial awareness and movement, singing, show tunes appreciation, backstage expertise, and most importantly confidence on and off the stage. These activities will be coupled with rehearsals for a short play that will culminate with a performance on Friday afternoon for fellow camp-goers, family, and friends.

Visual Art

The visual art program will give your child the opportunity to explore artistic expression through visual media. We encourage and welcome all ages and ability levels, providing an environment supporting each individual artist. Friday afternoons will feature an exhibition of each artist’s favorite masterpieces in a gallery open to fellow camp-goers, friends, and family. Whether your child is drawing stick figures or creating intricate 3-D images, this is the program for you!

Science/Forensics

A variety of scientific activities awaits your child this summer! From nature walks and conservation lessons to wacky experiments in a classroom laboratory. There will be some days focused just on forensic experiments as well, since those have been hit in the past! There is sure to be a number of activities that your science loving child will enjoy, and Friday afternoons will feature a display of what they have learned as they present exciting demonstrations to fellow camp-goers, friends, and family.

Creative Writing

Do love to write and think creatively? If so, the creative writing program is the perfect way to spend your summer days! Campers will explore creative story telling and work to create their very own picture book or graphic novel. Fridays will feature an optional reading for family and fellow camp-goers. Unlock your imagination and register today!

Land Sports

Land Sports is the perfect camp session if your child craves physical activity. With wonderful facilities that include an indoor gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, and large playing fields, the possibility for activities is endless. Campers will be given the opportunity to develop their interest and skill in a number of different athletic games and activities. If your child wants to stay active, have fun, develop existing skills, and be introduced to new sports and games in an exciting and encouraging environment, this is the camp for you!

Birding 101

Love birds but not sure what you’re looking at? Want to be able to identify birds in your yard or elsewhere? In this course you will learn about birds in the classroom, visit them in the field and be able to call yourself a birder.  There will be hands on activities like making pine cone bird feeders, some note taking and sketching/coloring in the field and lots more fun! Great option for younger students who like the outdoors and nature!

 

Tinkercad 3D Printing and Design

This session is all about using a computer to create 3D projects with Tinkercad, an online CAD (computer-aided design) program. Students will work on several projects and get to take home their work. Learn not only how to create, but also about troubleshooting and design improvement. Students should be comfortable using a computer mouse with precision.

Coding

Teaching children how to code with online programs and hands on play. After all, learning to program computers is a wonderful way to boost problem-solving skills, creativity, logic, and technical competence.

Outdoor Adventures

Learn how to navigate hiking trails and read maps. Learn survival skills and how to be a top notch adventurer. This is geared towards older students, middle school aged. Bring your sense of adventure!

Afternoon Activities

Monday afternoons, all campers will participate (weather permitting) in outdoor activities/adventures on-campus at The MacDuffie School. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, we’ll split into groups for trips throughout the area! Friday afternoons will feature camp performances and exhibitions.

Monday Swimming (Holyoke YMCA) / ON-Campus Outdoor Adventure
Tuesday Granby Public Library / Dufrense Park Granby / Buttery Book Park South Hadley
Wednesday Swimming (Holyoke YMCA) / ON-Campus Outdoor Adventure
Thursday Granby Public Library / Dufrense Park Granby / Buttery Brook Park South Hadley
Friday Camp Performances & Exhibitions*
*Attendance by friends and family encouraged!

Rates/Pricing

Program Rate: $165/wk

Includes full day of programming from 9am-3pm, lunch by Sage Dining Services, and all afternoon field trips! Every camper receives an exclusive Camp MacDuffie T-Shirt. A $25/session non-refundable deposit will be due at checkout.

One-Time Registration Fee: $25 (per participant/year)

One-time fee to register each participant, which also serves as the non-refundable deposit for first session. Please note that during registration this fee will appear as part of the program rate for each session but will be discounted at check-out for all additional sessions after the first. The discount will appear on the final checkout screen before entering payment information.

Options

Extended Care (Morning): $50/wk

Early arrival to camp beginning at 7:30am with supervised games and activities.

Extended Care (Afternoon): $60/wk

Late pick-up from camp extending until 5:00pm with supervised games and activities.

Extended Care (Morning & Afternoon): $90/wk

Special rate for both Morning and Afternoon Extended Care!