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2nd-9th Grade Selection Sheet
Dozens and Dozens of Fantastic Activities!
At Camp Horizons we offer a huge assortment of diverse activities. To support such a wide range of activities throughout the summer, some activities offered may change every two weeks. Take a look at our 2-9 selection sheet.
Here are brief descriptions of some of Camp Horizons’ unique activities that may need explanation. To see a complete list of our activities offered in a two week session, click on the link above.
Please note: Not all activities are offered every two weeks. A camper's schedule can always be changed with a signed note from a parent to be brought back to camp the next morning.
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ESPN Sports - Participate in a variety of sporting events such as softball distance hitting and basketball free throw accuracy. Try to break sports figures’ records such as Barry Bonds’ H.R. record and Barry Sanders’ rushing record.
Fitness and Running - Start or maintain good physical balance by incorporating running skills and exercise.
Fun Games - Play creative and innovative group games outdoors.
Newcomb - Play a volleyball-style game using throwing and catching skills instead of hitting the ball.
Pilo Polo - Play outside floor hockey-style games using soft, styrofoam sticks and a soft large ball.
Prison Ball - Play a game similar to dodge ball with added action, played with Nerf equipment.
Speedball - Play a combination of soccer and basketball.
Team Handball - Play a combination of soccer, with throwing and catching skills.
Tennis – Play tennis on our 10 outdoor tennis courts.
Track and Field Events - Participate in events such as distance running, sprints, softball throw, and long jump.
Ultimate Frisbee - Learn a combination of frisbee throwing skills with a game much like soccer.
Weight Training - Instruction of skills and techniques using low weights and repetitions.
*New - A Day at the Beach - Design miniature sandals, paint and design anything that you find on the beach or in the sea.
Animal Drawing - Learn the basics of drawing your favorite animals.
Bandana Boutique – Like to sew? Make halter tops, skirts, bags, headbands and more from bandanas. You’ll learn to sew by hand and then decorate your accessories and garments.
Basketweaving – Weaving baskets with straw reeds on a wooden base.
Beadie Buddies -- Choose fun things to make out of multi-colored pony beads.
*New - Boas and Bling – Create luxurious art projects such as glitter pens, keepsake boxes, magnets, jeweled butterflies and signs.
*New - Bring Your Favorite Characters to Life – Learn to make puppets to breathe life into your favorite characters, including finger puppets and sock puppets.
Build a Camp Bear - Make and stuff a Camp Horizons teddy bear. Basic knowledge of hand sewing is helpful.
Build a Village - Create a cardboard village out of your imagination.
Cartoon Embroidery – Learn the art of embroidery to create your favorite cartoon characters on caps and bags.
Cartooning – Learn the art of drawing faces and figures like cartoon characters.
Chinese Knotting - Learn to create beautiful knotted chains and necklaces with this ancient technique.
Cool Plaster Craft Wrap-ups - Use your imagination with this wrapped plaster-coated gauze to make three-dimensional items
like ice-cream sundaes and yummy watermelon slices.
Cork and Chalkboards – Create and decorate your own bulletin board that’s one half chalkboard and one half corkboard with a decorative frame.
Crazy Balloons - Learn to twist balloons into fun shapes to create creatures and recognizable objects.
*New - Create a Superhero in Art – Always wanted to be a superhero? Create your own identity, costume and comic.
Create Your Own Dream Room –A box becomes a miniature room of your dreams with furniture, wall and window treatments and accessories that you create. Finish by painting the outside.
*New - Creepy Crawly Comics – From itchy insects to crazy creatures, design your own comics for all your friends to see.
Denim Designs - Bring an old pair of jeans (any size) and create pocketbooks, purses, photo albums and more from them! You'll also learn how to sew if you don't already know (hand sewing is necessary on most projects).
*New - Dream Books – Create awesome journals that show the world your dreams.
Duct Tape Doo-Dads – Learn to make anything out of colorful duct tape from wallets to that you can wear. Imagination rules here.
Easel Painting – Using acrylic paint, create a beautiful painting on canvas using a step-by-step method.
Fabulous Fimo Masterpieces - Reproduce your favorite painting or any pretty picture using oven baked clay.
*New - Fleece It - Make Fleece blankets and pillows by tying knots and using embroidery techniques.
Friendship Bracelets -- Learn the methods of knot tying to make these fashionable bracelets.
Fun With Drawing – Learn basic drawing techniques and surprise yourself when you discover your hidden talents.
Fun With Knitting - Learn to cast on stitches and knit your own scarf or belt.
Funky Fimo Clay – This pliable colorful clay can be formed into wonderful patterns and shapes and baked in a toaster oven to harden it permanently. Can be made into jewelry, or used to decorate candle-holders and light switch plates.
Furniture Design – Learn painting techniques such as faux finished, stenciling and stippling to decorate wooden pieces.
Fuse Beads – Using plastic beads on a template, form creative patterns. Then iron them to melt the beads into a permanent object.
*New - Fuzzy Fleece Dolls - Make fleece dolls that look something like the "Ugly" dolls but with your own personal twist.
*New - Garden Hang-Ups - Decorate your garden with small felt flags, signs, flower pot creatures and pet rocks.
*New - Glitz 'N Glam – Everything looks better with a little sparkle. Make fuzzy locker mirrors, sparkly containers, feathered evening bags, decorated denim totes and gorgeous pens.
Goofy Glove Gang - Create adorable pom-pom creatures on the fingers of garden gloves and place it within a straw-hat habitat.
Hand Built Ceramics – Experience the fun of working with clay by forming it into the shapes of your choice. Learn techniques to build and sculpt clay. All projects will be glazed and fired.
Island Design - Make a 3-D representation of your very own island.
Japanese Anime' - Learn to draw this popular form of animation from Japan featuring "big-eyed" characters.
Jewelry Design - Design beautiful one of a kind jewelry using beads, wire, hemp and more.
Kissin' Critters – Using yarn and plastic canvas, learn to make these adorable 3-sided imaginative creatures.
Lotta Terra Cotta - Get creative with clay pots as we make gumball machines, a birdfeeder, shelf sitters, bugs and more.
Marshmallow Clay – Build a miniature town, an Eskimo village, aliens and robots or anything else using self-drying model magic clay.
*New - Marshmallow Clay-Mation – Make a movie by molding characters out of model magic and filming them in action.
*New – Matchbox Garages – Make your own car repair/gas station and car wash with signs and a parking area. Perfect place to service your matchbox cars.
Memory Quilts and Pillows -Squares of fabric can be cut from old shirts, sheets and jeans to sew into a memory quilt to last for years.
*New - Messy Mache' - Make dynamite vases and stuff using our own version of paper mache' with construction paper and glue.
Mexican Weaving – Using brightly colored yarn, learn to weave around popsicle sticks to create southwestern Indian ceremonial shields.
Mini Mansions - You design your own mansion out of a box. Make and decorate rooms and furniture. Create great front door, lovely windows and paint the outside.
*New - Molas and Mandalas - Make gorgeous colored designs with markers and papers inspired by Central American art.
Mosaics – Learn the art of using beautiful mosaic tiles and grout to embellish trays, flower pots, votives and more.
*New - Mosaic Mirrors - Make your own tiles and use them to adorn a mirror. You'll end up with a masterpiece.
Mummy Making - Make all the things that are part of Egyptian history and artifacts including mummies and hieroglyphics.
*New - Native American Beading - Those beautiful small beads will be woven into stylish bracelets with Native-American style.
Origami – Japanese paper folding is relaxing, easy and fun! Create animals, small baskets and wallets – and all you need is paper.
Paper Mache' Pinatas – Using newspaper, glue and tissue paper, you will be making a piñata filled with candy. When finished, enjoy breaking it apart to get to the treats inside.
*New - Pastel Art - Learn the art of drawing and blending colors using oil pastels.
Pen People – Create adorable pen dolls by winding embroidery floss around simple ballpoint pens and adorn with accessories.
Perky Pillow People - Make squeezable pillows that look like people all dressed up in their grandest outfits.
*New - Perky Pot Village - Make village houses, animals and people out of clay pots, painting on the outside details.
Personalization – Learn to master “bubble letter” writing to personalize and design your own door signs and pennants. Once you learn the technique, you can personalize loose leafs, picture frames, lunchboxes and gifts for family and friends.
Photo Albums and Memo Boards – Pad small albums with fabric and creative décor. Fashionable and popular padded boards will be made using fabric, ribbon and buttons.
Pirates on the Horizon - Lots of fun pirate projects- a treasure chest, telescope, pirate ship, treasure map and more.
Pottery Wheel – Learn to “throw “ pots on the wheel and form them into interesting shapes. All projects will be fired and glazed.
*New – Pom-Pom Pillows - Make your own pom-poms, tie them onto canvas and stuff it to create a cuddly fluffy pillow.
*New - Princess Parties - Make all things princess - wands, crowns, puppets, castles and other fairytale wonders.
Scenery Design – If you love to paint, this is the class for you. We design and paint the backdrop for the Camp Horizons play. View your work with pride on stage during the production.
Shadowboxes – Build, decorate, fill and display a shadowbox with a personalized theme that you choose. (This class usually requires 2 weeks to complete the project).
Silly Sculpted Shapes - Be your creative best using wire, stockings and gesso to make a dynamite one-of a kind sculpture.
Soda Can Pillows - Draw, sew and stuff these popular pillows that resemble your favorite soft drink.
*New - Splatter Art - Use splatter paint techniques to create one of a kind picture.
Spy Training Kit - Make all the things you need to be a number one spy - decoders, fingerprint powder, periscopes and disguises.
Stained Glass - Create the effect of beautiful colored stained glass on acrylic and lucite.
*New - Stunning Sequined Art - See what a dazzling effect you can get by gluing sequins onto glass and plastic bottles.
Summer Spa Indulgence - Pamper yourself by making your own bubble baths, face masks, lipstick and also do you hair and nails.
T-Shirt Design – Designing T-shirts using fun and funky techniques, including hand painting, beading, tie-dying, etc. Campers must supply their own T-shirts or use the camp T-shirts.
*New - T-Shirt Totes and Pillows - Turn ordinary T-shirts into great "logo" tote bags and comfy pillows.
Tape Treasures – Make unbelievably beautiful pictures using only colored masking tape.
3-D Art - Pictures, masks, sculptures, jack-in-the-boxes and mobiles from a variety of materials.
Terra Cotta Cuties - Tiny creatures and scenes made out of tiny pots and paint.
*New - Tie Dying with Sharpies - Learn this great technique using sharpies and alcohol to create dynamite tie-dye projects.
Tiny Totes - Learn to sew your own fashionable tote bag.
*New - Tiny Treasure Boxes - Use the art of quilling – tightly wound strips of paper - to adorn small boxes, which will then be painted to look like precious metal.
*New - 3-D Perspective Drawing - One and two point perspective drawing will give your pictures depth.
Underwater Wonderland - Make all sorts of underwater creatures using a variety of techniques, such as a flowerpot whale, marshmallow clay scene, yarn octopus, etc.
*New - Wacky and Wild Animals - Make animals out of different art mediums - such as bottle animals, accordion creatures and dancing animals in a box.
Watercolor Painting - Learn the techniques to create lovely watercolor masterpieces.
*New - Wild Cuddle Pets -Learn sewing techniques to make your own stuffed "Wild" animals out of felt to cuddle with.
Weaving and Lacing - Learn great weaving skills to make string art, lanyards and bracelets.
Yarn Animal Bugs – Make these cute little big-eyed bugs, from yarn, googly eyes and felt.
*New - Zany Pet Projects – A squawking chicken, a mosaic fish, and a pond full of pom-pom ducks are just some of the pet projects
Acting Games - Learn acting techniques through the use of games, skits, etc.
Beginning Drums - Learn rudiments, sticking, tempo and basic beats.
Camp Chorus - Group singing with various types of songs.
Fun with Public Speaking - Have fun with various types of oral presentations.
Hip-Hop - Learn rhythmic urban style dancing that is popular in music videos.
Line Dancing - Learn various line dances, like YMCA and The Electric Slide.
Modeling and Fashion - Put together a fashion show and then perform it.
Party Dancing - Learn how to do free style dancing to various types of music.
Piano/Keyboarding - Learn or enhance your musical keyboarding skills. Beginner - for those with little or no knowledge of music. Advanced - for those with previous knowledge and skills.
Rock Band - Play guitar, keyboards, drums, bass and sing in a CAMP HORIZONS’ Rock Band. Previous musical experience necessary.
Show - Participate for two periods a day for 4 weeks. Techniques such as acting, dancing and singing are applied. No previous experience in these areas is needed. Everyone who signs up will perform.
Showstoppers - Learn to sing songs from Broadway and Disney shows both popular and unknown. Have the opportunity to perform a solo or with your friends.
Tap Dance All Levels - it is not necessary to buy tap shoes.
This and That
Advanced Color Film Photography/Darkroom - For those who have previously taken photography at our camp.
Board Games - Learn to play various board games such as Clue, Monopoly, Chess and Checkers.
Camp Newspaper - Write, design and develop a Camp Newspaper.
First-Aid Training - Learn basic first-aid techniques.
Fun With Cooking - Engage in activities, stories, and simple recipe projects along with learning some basic cooking skills.
Fun With Magic - Our professional camp magician will teach magic tricks that WOW the entire family.
Fun With Math -Test your math and thinking skills with math puzzles, word games, and mysteries.
Fun With Nature - Explore the trails and learn about the birds, plants, and animals around us.
Fun With Science - Experiment hands-on with fellow scientists!!
How To Be a D.J. - Learn all parts of a complete D.J. system and tape D.J./Radio shows.
Lego Design - Create various Lego structures.
9th Grade CIT Training - All 9th graders wishing to work at camp next summer MUST take this activity. Skills and expectations will be discussed and practiced.
Photography - Learn photographic skills on a 35 mm still camera including development of the film.
Digital Photography - Learn parts of a digital camera and digital photography skills.
Plastic Model Making - Select a plastic model and learn the skills of building it from start to finish. Model kits are compliments of Camp Horizons.
Rocketry - Construct model rockets you will launch at our Family Rocket Launch Night. Rockets are compliments of Camp Horizons.
Studio/Video Production - Learn to use profession T.V. studio/editing equipment and work as crew members (director, camera, audio, etc.) to create TV shows.