Summer Programs

PIE SCAMPS 2019

Our 2019 summer camps (SCAMPS) and partner programs were super successful and fun yet again! This year we were able to offer the popular Lego Robotics camp, two weeks of Art camp, a week of Theater camp, and a week of Music camp. We also partnered again with Tanglewood 4-H camp which provided two weeks of hands-on fun for kids.

PIE RoboticSCAMP

Ms. Cohn , Anastacia and the 2019 Robotics team.

This fun class brings the skills from the school year into the summer. We had a full class (with a waiting list) for this popular SCAMP. Students were able to experience the fun and challenging Maine Lego Robotics curriculum. The program is designed for a range of levels, from beginner to experienced “roboteer”, so everyone could participate at their level. We hope to offer this wonderful program again next year.

We made this happen!

Thanks to Emily Cohn for teaching, Anastasia Simpson for assisting, to Maine Robotics and Vinalhaven School for partnering with PIE on this program, and to the Widow’s Island Fund for help with funding.

PIE MusicSCAMP

Rock On!

This year’s MusicSCAMP theme was “Rock Band” and the students had a ball working with teacher Bill Trevaskis. In only 4 days, they were ready to rock! Watch what the “Food Fighters” can now do below. Thank you, Bill, for giving these students such a wonderful experience.

 

PIE ArtSCAMP

Artist Sarah Boyden returned for two weeks of art exploration and creative bliss for ages 5-12! 65 students participated in ArtSCAMP this year where most classes were full. Students and parents alike look forward to this awesome camp each summer now. Thank you to Sarah, and her assistant, Hannah Barrett for making it such a wonderful experience for all!

PIE TheaterSCAMP

Quiddich rehearsal
Ghosts convince the spell caster to undo the spell

Courtney Naliboff, North Haven theater teacher, came to Vinalhaven this past summer to teach a 4-day TheaterSCAMP. In that short time, a team of 12 kids created TWO theater pieces: 1) “Quiddich Match” (a play based on the Harry Potter books, and 2) “Everything is Bright in Brighton” (a musical on the theme of disease, writing and music). Many thanks to Courtney for making this an experience to remember!

PIE SCAMPS 2018

It was another busy summer with PIE! Almost every week there was an offering for kids on island. We again offered our very popular SCAMPS. Kids had the option to participate in Gymnastics, Art and a Theater/Art combo camp. We also built upon some of our partnerships, specifically with Maine Robotics and Tanglewood.

PIE RoboticSCAMP

It takes a lot of pieces to bring it all together.

We kicked off the summer with our LEGO RoboticsSCAMP for ages 9-14. Students worked with Vinalhaven School Science Teacher Ms. Cohn to build and program their own robots. Specific challenges were introduced each day and students rose to the challenge, building their skills along the way. The camp was made possible through the partnership between Vinalhaven School, Maine Robotics and PIE.

Ms. Cohn and the Robotics Team.

PIE GymnasticSCAMP

GymnasticSCAMP, led by River Lombardi was very popular! Kids ages 1-12 participated and developed a strong knowledge of basic gymnastics. 

River helping students master the split.
River and Hillary warming up the class.

PIE ArtSCAMP

ArtSCAMP was led by Sarah Boyden again this year. Students produced work in a multitude of medias. This camp is one of the longest running for PIE and the work shows as participants come back year after year, developing their own skills and style.

PIE Theater/ArtSCAMP

The second week we had a Theater/Art combo camp. The theme was “Where the Wild Things Are”. Students developed their stage skills with Ms. River and designed and made masks in the art room with Sarah.  They gave a final performance that families enjoyed. Hopefully our Wild Things are still causing rumpus out there as summer comes to an end.

Wild Things – so much fun making these masks!
Heads, tails & claws!

Tanglewood 4-H Camp

The other partnership we built from last year was with Tanglewood 4-H camp. Tanglewood came to the island for three whole weeks this summer, offering kids age 4-11 an array of nature based lessons and activities. Students had fun learning about local flora, insects, how to be good stewards of the world around them and of course playing lots of ‘Camoflauge’ in the woods. We hope that this partnership will continue well into the future!

PIE SCAMPS 2017

In 2017, PIE partnered with The Vinalhaven School and local artists to offer fun-filled, summer camps. We were able to offer 3 different camps where 80 students participated in ArtSCAMP, TheaterSCAMP & MusicSCAMP – see below. The success of this program went beyond our dreams – we will definately be back next summer!

PIE ArtSCAMP

ArtSCAMP was offered this year for two weeks. The goal is to foster a fun and educational environment for children to engage in the creative process using a variety of techniques and materials. Participants ranging in age from 4-12 were immersed in projects to develop style and technique.

Teacher Sarah Boyden led the groups through activities including painting, line drawing, paste paper making, clay, faux stained glass, encaustic and so much more! There was a good dose of fun, and participants went home with a collection of their own work. Thank you, Sarah!

Teaching assistant Hillary Savage working with some of the younger students.
A group of ArtSCAMP students ready to get started!

PIE TheaterSCAMP

This year, PIE also was able to offer TheaterSCAMP. Younger students ages 5-7 played theater games, developed skits and make their own costumes. Our teacher, Blake Reidy, spent time teaching participants about the basics of the stage and how cooperation is integral to any production.

Silly group skits were performed for parents on the last day of camp. Another very successful & fun summer camp. Thank you Blake!

Having fun with Masks!
Some of the TheaterSCAMP students!

PIE MusicSCAMP

Our third PIESCAMP was MusicSCAMP. MusicSCAMP was also a new addition to programming this year. Students ages 8-12 participated in camp, with the focus on African Drumming. Teacher Bill Trevaskis led the group through basics of rhythm, percussion and singing while playing.

A wonderful group performance was put on at the end of the camp. We can’t wait until next summer. Thank you Bill!

MusicSCAMP students taking it all in.
Putting what was learned to music!
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