by Bill Sands
BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Ages 5-13. Campers use LEGO® bricks to explore the world of science, engineering, architecture, robotics and animation movie-making in an open, friendly and team-based environment. Camps keep the pace fast and varied with guided STEM-based projects and challenges as well as time for free-play. Two themes are available: Contact: Heather & Eric Morris, (717) 814-9559 or email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Camps hosted Baresville Elementary School, 135 Sanford Avenue.
Movie Making 101: July 25-28, $180. Ages 8+. In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. The last day of camp features a screening party attended by friends and family.
Classic Arcade Games: June 27-30, $160. Ages 5+. This camp focuses on some of the most iconic video game characters and the worlds in which they live. Campers build the famous plumber brothers, a Brick Eater, a jumping hedgehog, alien invaders, and more!
Grace United Methodist Preschool runs uniquely themed camps weekly throughout the summer. Each session meets Monday through Friday (Fridays are water fun days) from 9 am to Noon. Registration is required and will begin in mid-April. Contact: email@example.com (717-632-3140)
Camp Mend A Heart
Saturday, August 6. Camp Mend a Heart is a one day family camp for children and teens ages 6-18 and adults who are coping with the death of a loved one. Focus is placed on helping children learn about loss, develop coping skills and build self-confidence. This is achieved through fun-filled activities and opportunities for small- and large-group sharing. Adults attend educational sessions, enjoy time for reflection and relaxing massages if they choose, and opportunities for family fun time during the course of the day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 391-2413.
Championship Martial Arts
Martial arts camp focusing on techniques such as striking, blocking, sparring, and grappling. Attention is also given to character-building exercises that teach confidence, discipline, and respect. Other camp activities include crafts, games, and movies. No prior experience necessary, beginners are welcome. 495 Eisenhower Drive, (717) 634-5293.
Enlightened Learning Center
June-August. Non-profit learning center offering 14 different academies covering several areas of interest, including painting, science, computers, crafts, ecology, and illustration. 1446 Baltimore Street, Suite E. Contact: (717) 630-8218 or email@example.com.
Themed camp features mix of activities. Organized games, arts & crafts, and songs. St. Joseph Church, Hanover. Contact Jenny Martin at (717) 465-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanover Soccer Club
Early August. This camp teaches athletes about the game of soccer, with an emphasis on team-building activities. 50 High Rock Road North. Contact email@example.com.
Hanover Area Young Marines
During the summer months, the Young Marines National Summer Programs of: Adventures, Challenges, Encampments, and Schools (SPACES). Schools consist of leadership courses, with training in areas such as survival skills, wilderness training, and water-based activities. 2412 Baltimore Pike. Contact: Joseph Despines at (717) 357-7375
Hanover Summer Recreation Program
Organized park sessions throughout Hanover, supervised by playground staff. Park locations include Elm Avenue, Baer Avenue, Wirt Park, and West Hanover Street.
NEW FREEDOM ART
Personalized art instruction for ages 5-13. $115 per 5-day session, June 13-August 12. Studio 113, 195 Stock St., Hanover, PA. Contact: (717) 227-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini Masters Art Camp: Learn to emulate the styles of Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, and many more. After a brief history lesson, students create their own masterpieces to reflect their individual personalities and ideas. Multi-media projects have students experimenting in a wide variety of media including acrylic paint, pastel, collage, marker and many more.
Art With Function Camp: Focus on the wide world of children’s illustrators during this camp. Each project centers on the exciting illustrations of our favorite books. Students will learn several different artistic techniques including water color, pencil drawing, and collage.
LEGO Building Camp: Together, students will exchange creative ideas on how to free-build with over 10,000 LEGO pieces. A fun and engaging program that develops skills in imagination, creativity, problem solving, time management, presentation, and teamwork.
Drawing & Painting Camp (Ages 8-13) Classes are designed to meet the needs of beginner and intermediate students. Students work in a variety of mediums including charcoal, pastel, graphite, watercolor, and acrylics. Students are encouraged to explore the use of color, style, and individual expression.
Drawing & Painting Camp (Ages 5-8) Classes are designed with the younger artist in mind. Students work in a variety of mediums including pastel, watercolor, tempera paint, collage, and marker. Lessons include the color wheel with warm & cool paintings, working in the style of a selected artist, cartooning, underwater scenes with collage & paint. Different themes each day keep artists engaged and interested.
Penn Grove Retreat
Year-round retreat center for youth & adult groups. Faith-based camp introduces campers to new friends, various activities, and a renewed sense of spiritualism. 6419 Pamadeva Rd. Contact: (717) 637-2334 or email@example.com
Pennsylvania Theatrical Arts by Brittany Stevens, LLC (PATABS)
Performing arts group in downtown Hanover provides instruction in dance, musical theater, and more. 10 N. Railroad Street, call (717) 698-3254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
So’s Taekwondo’s Summer CamP
June-August. Mix of exercise-based activities, such as Taekwondo and exercise games, and “downtime” activities, such as arts and crafts and other quiet activities. 322 Carlisle Street, (717) 633-6800. Visit www.sotkd.us/#!summer-camp-afterschool/c173t for more information.
Wee Care Best, Inc.
June-August. All day program geared directly for school ages – kindergarten and up. Activities include special art projects, free play, and structured outdoor activities. Meals provided. Twice-weekly field trips in-house and off-campus. Past trips include swimming, horseback riding, Orioles baseball games, and Hershey Park. 1170 High Street. Contact: email@example.com (717) 633-5544
YMCA OF Hanover
Variety of day camps focusing on many topics, including sports, art, outdoor activities, hiking, and writing. 500 N George St. Contact Adam Wildasin at (717) 632-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.