9:30 am - 3:30 pm
July 1 - August 16, 2019
Hudson Lab School has an amazing summer day camp for Grades K-5. Children split their days Tinkering Outdoors, Making Indoors, and Connecting with Nature. With the freedom to fail, the time to persevere, and constraints to breed creativity and foster problem-solving, kids learn to trust themselves and their curiosity at Camp Hudson. Near the end of each session, we celebrate campers’ work and learning by making it visible during exhibition.
This summer at Camp Hudson we’re focusing even more on process over end product. Except for our final week, we’re extending our sessions from one week to two weeks to give campers more time to dive deep, design, build and reiterate with their design teams.
Daily Format: Tinkering, Nature and Making
Grouped by age, Camp Hudson campers hang with one of our fun and caring counselors and move among our 3 activity areas run by our expert specialists. Children collaborate on a group tinkering project and have the option of working individually or in groups in our garden, in the woods or in our air-conditioned maker space. In each of these areas, we give children the freedom to play or deep dive into learning.
In the spirit of Gever Tully’s Tinkering School in San Francisco, we spend each week on a large scale, collaborative group project using real tools and lots of grit. With the support of our teachers, kids discuss, ideate, design, build and test an ambitious tinkering project that captures the excitement and fun of invention.
Camp Hudson takes full advantage of Andrus on Hudson’s 26 gorgeous acres. We explore the wooded groves, play games in the open fields, and get down and dirty in the garden where we learn about food and sustainability. Our outdoor program emphasizes a connection with nature through immersive exploration.
An indoor maker space gives kids a choice among tech and tactile activities like art, computational thinking, circuitry, storytelling, reading, robotics and more.
Summer 2019 Themes
We’re all born with super powers though we may not always be aware of them. At Superhero Academy, we’ll train our powers of creativity, storytelling, building and robotics and test our hypotheses and skills within the laws of physics and gravity.
We’re unleashing our inner civilized Viking and honing our Dragon whispering skills. You never know what will happen with emergent curriculum, but we’re really hoping for trebuchets to launch (pretend) sheep into nets.
As a team of brave underwater explorers, we’ll comb the world's oceans for aquatic ecosystems and creatures in desperate need of assistance.
This one-week session combines our two loves: Harry Potter and mini golf. Our campers will use their creativity and knowledge of math and science to create a clever and mischievous game of Muggle’s Golf.