Spotlight Programs

SUMMER

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY DANCE CAMP

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet brings its Head of Children's and Adult Programs, Jessica Kilpatrick, to facilitate a fun and exciting week of ballet and arts & crafts, culminating in a performance! Each day will be spent making friends, exploring creative movement and classical ballet technique, along with the telling of the iconic story "The Sleeping Beauty" through dance. Fall into a whimsical world with us as we create our very own costumes and props that will be used to support our end of the week performance. Please send your dancer to camp with a small snack each day.

When: Monday through Friday, 8/5 through 8/9, 9 am to noon

Where: Croft Farm Arts Center

Who: Ages 4 to 8

CHERRY HILL TRACK & FIELD CLUB

Fun is the name of the game, as our dedicated coaches and volunteers follow an organized plan geared to get your child moving in many complex ways, promoting the physical development that will support a lifetime of health, fitness and well-being. Emphasis is placed on safe and healthy fitness development, enjoyment of the sport, and good technique that provides a foundation for future success. Kids are introduced to all track and field events. We stage fun intramural competitions, and families are invited to travel to occasional and optional open meets (Fridays - 7/12 through 7/26). Please bring water and wear appropriate footwear/attire.

When: 4 Mondays/Wednesdays, 6/24 throguh 7/17 (RD week of 7/22), 9 am to 10:30 am

Where: Cherry Hill West Track

Who: Grades 3 through 8 (rising 9th)

Ultimate Frisbee Day Camp

This Ultimate Frisbee Day Camp will help youth ultimate players develop the disc skills, teamwork, communication, and rules knowledge needed for success on the Ultimate field through games, drills, and scrimmaging. Respectful and spirited play, as highlighted by Ultimate's "Spirit of the Game" philosophy, will be emphasized. Open to rising 2nd grades through rising 9th graders of all skill levels. All players will receive a disc. Register by July 28TH to receive a jersey! This clinic is directed by long-time Ultimate coach and player, Libby Cravens. She is a former Ultimate summer camp director and non-profit youth director from Austin, Texas who has played both College and Club Ultimate at the National level. She currently coaches Club and Youth Ultimate in the Philadelphia community.

When: Monday through Thursday, 8/19 through 8/23 (RD week of 8/26), 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Where: Springbrook Park

Who: Grades 2 through 9

Yoga: Yin for the Win

Yin Yoga is a nourishing practice that offers physical, emotional, mental and energetic benefits. It allows us to work the deep tissues of our ligaments, joints and bones. Expect gentle pressure and long holds (3-5 minutes per pose) to get space and strength in the joints. Cool down this Summer with this deeply meditative and calming form of Yoga. Students should bring their own yoga mat and a thin blanket or towel.

When: 7 Mondays, 7/1 through 8/26, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Where: Carman Tilelli Community Center

Who: Ages 18 plus

INTRODUCTION TO SPEAKING ITALIAN

Introduction to Speaking Italian is designed for those students who wish to explore this beautiful language. In this class, students will learn basic conversational skills for travel, purchasing items and other necessary phrases. Students will learn the Italian alphabet, correct pronunciation and how to create adequate sentences. As the class moves along, students will have the opportunity to increase their conversational skills through role-play.

When: 6 Wednesdays, 7/3 through 8/7, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: Municipal Building, Room 208

Who: Ages 18 plus

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

A writer is someone who pays attention to the world (Susan Sontag). In the Creative Writing Workshop, writers will engage with fellow writing enthusiasts or fellow reluctant writers to find and share inspiration, write and revise in a setting of support and encouragement. Workshop participants are only required to come with curiosity and a writer's notebook to engage and explore the world around them, indoors and out. This writing workshop will include everything from journaling to flash fiction, spoken work to graphic narratives. Writing is the only recipe to become a better writer. All skill levels welcome.

When: 8 Mondays, 7/1 through 8/9, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Where: Carman Tilelli Community Center

Who: Ages 14 plus