Artists Exploration

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Artists ExplorationThis transition camp is for our youngest artists. Transitional camps are a way to ease into the summer camp experience in a play-based environment with a focus on exploration. Creative expression, imagination, abstract thinking, and sensory experiences make for joyful mornings as young ones develop an understanding of major movements in art, and then recreate them in a multitude of unexpected ways that include physical movement, music, and even performance! We will ponder Modern Art, Surrealism, Impressionism, Pointillism, and maybe even a few Classics.On our first day, caregivers are welcome (and not required) to join us for the first 30 minutes of camp. On subsequent days, we will offer coffee and refreshments on site during camp for caregivers of campers who might need a little proximity reassurance!

Dates and times this camp is offered:

    • August 28-September 1: Ages 3-4 (9am-12pm)

    For a full day option consider adding:

    Supervised lunch and recess at the park from 12-1 pm are included in all full-day options.
    A 10% discount will be applied at checkout for 2 or more classes.

    General information:

    Price: $225

    Our price includes...

    • An exciting and creative week with one of our professional teaching artists
    • Experience creating an original show
    • New friends and lots of fun!
    • And for new campers, a Dream Big T-shirt!
    Before and After Care:

    Dream Big offers the following add-ons to Camp for an additional fee (please indicate which days you would like in the comment section):

    • Early Drop Off ($10/day): 8:00am-9:00am.
    • Late Pick Up ($15/day): 4:00-5:30pm.

    or

    • Early Drop Off Entire Week ($45/week): 8:00am-9:00am.
    • Late Pick Up Entire Week ($65/week): 4:00-5:30pm.
    Location:

    Camps are typically held in Andersonville at First Free Church. More details to come in your welcome camp email with confirmation of your room and building. First Free Church at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. located at the corner of Berwyn and Ashland in Andersonville PLEASE NOTE: The First Free location is ONLY used during Dream Big classes and camps. This is not an office location for Dream Big. Please direct all inquiries to 773-944-9146

    What your child's day could look like:

    9 am-12 pm Sample Schedule

    • 8:45-9 am Campers arrive and are greeted at the front door
    • 9-9:45 am Physical, vocal, imagination, and ensemble-building warm-ups
    • 9:45-10:30 am Drama activities focused on weekly theme
    • 10:30-10:50 am Recess and snack at the park
    • 10:50-11:30 am Continue drama activities focused on weekly theme
    • 11:30-11:55 am Arts and crafts activities (Prop, set, and costume making)
    • 11:55 am-12 pm Clean up and closing activities
    • 12:00 pm Parent pick-up
    End of Week Performance Details:

    At the end of each camp week, campers present a final showcase of scenes, songs, stories, games, and activities generated throughout their ensemble-building experience. Family and friends are invited to join us for an informal performance usually during the final 20-30 minutes of camp on our last day. Reminder invitations with exact times are emailed and sent home every Wednesday.

    Daily Camp Reminders

    Please have your child bring a water bottle and snack to camp each day. Campers will go to the park for snack and break time mid-way through each morning and afternoon. Often times we have tree nut and peanut allergies amongst our participants, so please be mindful of the food you send.

    Doors open 15 minutes prior to your camp start time. If you are running late, please contact your child’s teacher at the number provided in your confirmation email so they can let you in.

    What some parents are saying about our camps!

    "It's such a thoughtful, simple, silly, serious, smart, loving program! It meets my son right where he is, and our teacher, ... is the absolute best...

    I am so grateful we found this program!" -- C. Salach

    Click here to read more testimonials.

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