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Summer Camp in Frisco: Extreme Disney

May 9, 2020

Author:

Jena Apgar

The Musical Arts Schoolhouse will be hosting its most attended Frisco Summer camp: Extreme Disney. You can call and verify space and availability now at 972-346-8236. Spots are limited and fill up quickly for this particular camp.

A kid favorite, students often come dressed as their favorite Disney characters each of the 5 days.

What character will your kid come dressed up as during camp?

This camp is for ages 4-11, but if you have a 3 year old previously enrolled in the Musical Arts Schoolhouse school program, they may attend as well.

Activities Planned for Summer Camp:

  • MUSIC: In this class we’ll be featuring songs relating to the theme of the week you choose. Campers will learn about tonal and rhythm patterns through song, instruments and movement. They’ll play singing games, learn the musical alphabet, and so much more.
  • ART: Class will feature a different artist each week. Campers will learn some art history, techniques associated w/featured artist, explore different artist tools and supplies. They can let their inner crafty-self loose. All projects and craft will reflect the theme of the week.
  • THEATRE: Campers will learn theatre terminology, performance tips, costume/prop making and how to work together with team building activities. Campers will get a chance to show off their puppetry skills, put on mini skits (in-class), dramatic play, and so much more.
  • DANCE: Ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap and tumbling throughout the week. Learning fun combinations to modern songs associated with the theme of the week. Campers will warm-up, stretch, learn technique, free dance, play dance games and so much more fun!
  • SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER: Academics with summer fun twists
  • Monday: Science Day
  • Tuesday: STEM/Engineering
  • Wednesday: No-bake Cooking
  • Thursday: iPad/Table-top Activities
  • Friday: Board Games Day

Summer Camps – seven weeks over June/July/August

  • Monday – Friday
  • Half Day (8:30am-12:30pm) or Full Day (till 6:00pm)
  • Optional early morning drop off at 7:30am for a small fee
  • Exciting new camp theme each week!
  • Daily Music, Art, Dance, Theatre, Spotlight and Snack/Recess

Morning Summer Camp Activities 8:30am- 12:30pm:

Campers arrive to their designated homeroom (grouped by age-range) and move through six period classes each day, with activities that relate to our weekly theme! The six classes are:  Music, Art, Dance, Theatre, Spotlight and Snack/Recess, each about 40 minutes (more about Spotlight later).

Afternoon Summer Camp Activities 12:30pm – 6:00pm:

Lunch 12:30-1:15pm (campers bring their peanut free lunch)

12:30-6:00pm: Young campers (ages 4 and some 5’s) have a brief rest period that is required by licensing, then continue with activities.All campers have afternoon extended activities that relate to our weekly theme, and include general crafts, music, books, movement, games, projects and FUN!

Friday Summer Camp Activities:

We have DRESS-UP DAY and EVENT DAY each Friday at summer camps! Campers are encouraged to dress- up in their favorite outfit that goes with our weekly theme, we have face painting on campus as well! PLUS we have a themed “movie under the stars” with popcorn for event day (once in a while we have a live event visitor like a magician or live character – this is not for each week).

Our Teachers for Summer Camp:

Our Lead Teachers are professionals in their field of discipline – not just a summer camp fill-in teacher! All teachers and camp assistants are adults (age 18 or above, high-school graduate or above, background check and fingerprinted).

While our instructors like to mix up the daily activities each year with unique lesson plans tailored to the week’s theme, some of the past years’ activities include:

  1. Crafting Disney prints with Plaster of Paris
  2. Making Moana inspired ocean play-dough
  3. Discussing popular Disney movies in Theatre
  4. Making costumes like a Lion King inspired mask
  5. Learning hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz to Disney music
  6. Making Mad Hatter inspired hats in Art Class
  7. Creating boats similar to the ones seen in Moana out of wood sticks
  8. Kids craft their own tikis.
  9. Make gooey superhero slime.
  10. Make your very own superhero gear.

For more information on this and other summer camps available, download our brochure here: https://musicalartsschoolhouse.com/summer-camp-schedule/

Most children have a smooth transition into the routine of camp. However, some separation tears and “I don’t want to go to camp” anxieties are very understandable of young children.

Please help our teachers by following this routine to help your child assimilate into their classroom each day:

  1. Attend school in advance of the first day of our Frisco Summer Camp for a full tour, showing your child the classrooms, talking about the routine of the camp day, etc. You can call and schedule one now at 972-346-8236.
  2. Prepare your child with many conversations before camp starts, speaking with them about the morning routine (dressing, breakfast, driving to school), and about how you will be giving them a hug and kiss and wave goodbye in their classroom each morning, and be back later to pick them up.
  3. Then, stick with the plan when you arrive to our Frisco Summer Camp, even if we have some tears with our younger campers and drama (the teachers will nurture and comfort your child and help them get started in class activities with their new friends). We may have some tearful times for a short while, but we find that students usually settle down  quickly when the see their friends happy at class.

Here is a testimonial we found about dropping off children at our camp:

“I’m not sure that the approach to having a parent staying with the child at school actually works. In fact, I’ve seen it spectacularly fail, resulting in NO preschool experience for the child, because the mom refused to leave an anxious child. That sends a message to the child that mommy thinks you need mommy at the school, when the message should be that mommy knows you will be fine at the school without her. So the key is to find a school where the school day is busy enough that the child doesn’t have downtime to remember his/her anxiety. Busy and fun! Most schools let the child spend an hour or two at school with mommy, then the next time they come, mommy gives a hug and a bright smile and leaves.” – Anonymous.

And another:

“My older son started preschool soon after his 3rd birthday. At first he was so excited; there were no issues. After a few days, the waterworks started. And this was consistent with many of his peers at other schools, too, where the children adjusted to the novelty at first but then cried for mommy. I know my son was disruptive to the class a number of times. The teachers were amazing. They helped him transition at drop off each morning. They coached us to ship out quickly and not linger. The best advice I got, though, was from a mom blog.  A contributor wrote that she joked with her kids about them missing her. I gave it a go. At pick up, when my son whined about missing me all day, I cheered! “Yay! You missed mommy!” He found this strange, so he said he didn’t miss me. So, I cried and complained that he didn’t miss me. The reverse psychology worked like a charm. In a matter of days, my son completely shifted. At drop off I’d ask if he would miss me and make a frown face. If he said ‘yes’ I would smile, if he said ‘no’ I would frown. Either way, he thought it was funny. After school, he loved telling me he didn’t miss me to see me cry, since he thought it was so funny. Then he would say he did miss me to see me cheer, and then he didn’t miss me, and I would frown, etc. It was a game. Years later, and he still gets a kick out of it. I am so thankful to the mom who contributed the idea! Good luck with your next go-around!” –  Anonymous

If you are looking for a Frisco Summer Camp for your young children, this is a must attend week!

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