Good turnout for Parker summer camp

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
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Good turnout for Parker School’s summer camp

For the second year Parker School hosted a summer camp session for students aged 5-13.

Among the activities offered were, art, athletics, science and Hawaiian studies. The four week art session gave campers the opportunity to explore charcoal drawing, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, printmaking, photography and mixed media works. Older students were introduced to beginning animation and filmmaking.

Sport activities promoting fitness, sportsmanship and skill building included; basketball, volleyball, capture the flag, hockey, soccer, tennis, track and cross country. Campers also had a chance to sample hip hop, techno, modern dance, zumba, circus tumbling, yoga, meditation and musical theater workshops.

Parker Lower School offered science and Hawaiian camps. The two week science camp gave participants the opportunity for hands on discovery learning. It included the study of prehistoric dinosaurs, sharks, and planets. Students attending the week long Parker School Hawaiian Camp spent time with and learned from Ku’ulei Keakealani – Story Teller, Dagan Bernstein – ‘Ukulele Teacher, Uncle Eric – Nose Flute, story teller, poi pounder, chants and coconut weaver, Mailani Sills – Chant, Steve Bess – Musician, and Namahoe Soo – Coconut weaver. The group went on a field trip to the Ka ‘Ohi Nani Farm to see a working taro farm. The kindergarten to 7th grade students also learned some Hawaiian vocabulary and each day enjoyed local snacks. Artwork included making a three dimensional family tree.

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