Summer Program Rundown: August 9
Summer programs summary, August 9
Winsor Acres became a classroom as the youngest campers at Knight Lights spent the morning touring the farm and tasting its product. The visit is part of animal sciences week at Knight Lights. You can read more about the visit here.
Improv students took part in story-development exercises. These included sitting in a circle and adding one word or sentence each to a script about a particular situation.
For example the group had one minute to tell a story about a cat to a child who has to go to sleep. One person started with a word or sentence, then the person next to them continued.
Campers continued to work in mini-studio stations, divided into intermediate and advanced in three media: painting, drawing and clay/sculpture.
Some students also continued working on Claymation videos. Campers will watch their peers’ completed videos Thursday.
The structure for band will remain the same all camp. Campers are divided into three groups: Black Knights Band, Gold Knights Band and Beginning Band.
The Black Knights Band has experienced, advanced members. They have individual, private study with teachers as they work on pep band music and solos. Today’s selections included Chewy Chocolate and Mambo No. 5.
The Gold Knights Band is made up of campers entering grades 6-8 who have at least three years of experience. Those campers are working on Windsor Band music.
The beginner musicians are getting a mix of group and individualized instruction. The flute and brass groups are working with a teacher.
Once group of campers used the Garage Band music program to compose and create loops of music.
Another group did the same but also used keyboards to add original music to their composition.
Baseball continued its hitting drills, including work at the batting cage, soft toss and hitting off of a tee.
Defensive drills included ground balls in the infield and work in the outfield. The end of camp featured a home-run hitting contest and time in the high school pool.
Athletes in lacrosse camp continued to work on the same skills and situations as on Tuesday: passing, faceoffs, ground balls, shooting and cradling. Today, though, featured variation on drills that forced players to switch more quickly between hands and use their opposite side more.
At softball camp players continued to improve offensive skills through bunting drills, soft toss and hitting off of a tee. Campers also played a scrimmage. Tomorrow will feature fun drills, including some with water balloons.