Camp Fire Afterschool is a flexible and fun option for families looking to balance afterschool care with opportunities for growth, enrichment programs, and intentional emphasis on developing social-emotional skills.
Our afterschool program will run 5 days a week throughout the school year. Each day will have a Sparks enrichment option and a Rec open-play option. In each, we support youth in exploring their sparks, practicing social skills, creating connections, building community, and gaining confidence.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 2:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday - 1:00-4:30 pm
Extended care options are available to allow for flexible pick up time between 4:30-5:30 pm.
Monday through Friday - Flexible pick up anytime before 5:30 pm
WHERE: Amity Creek Elementary School. The afterschool program is open to students from any school, but please note that we are unable to provide transportation.
Over the course of the year, we will offer a variety of options to allow youth to discover new things and perhaps find a new spark!
General descriptions of our session 4 themes are:
Spanish - Youth will learn Spanish through play: songs, games, and fun projects. Learning Spanish will be exciting and fun in this very active format.
Mindfulness in Nature - Youth will connect with nature through various mindfulness activities. We will be taking short and silent walking tours around Bend, while reflecting on how we can calm our bodies when we are feeling overwhelmed, what we can do to help the environment, and how we can appreciate the nature around us.
Welcome to Hogwarts - In this Harry Potter-themed Sparks course, we will immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of Wizardry! Youth will engage in a wide variety of activities while also devoting story time to reading a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone each day of the session.
Wholistic & Happy - Youth will learn about healthy living through a holistic lens: body, mind and spirit. Throughout the course, we will explore nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and self-regulatory practices. Hands-on activities will include group exercise and yoga, cooking, mindfulness, and meditation practices.
Jr. Engineers - Join us as we learn hands-on skills of building and creation, and to never give up when ideas don’t work! In this STEAM-based Spark, we will go through the full design and build process to learn how to make cars that can roll, roller coasters that can take objects from one side of the room to the other, and structures that can hold up to disastrous elements.
Performing Arts - This Sparks course will center around the dramatic arts. In working together to create a play, students can explore different roles in scriptwriting, directing, acting, and stage work. We’ll also do improv and theatre games, make props and costumes, and lots of other fun theatre-related activities.
Musical Journeys - Join us as we listen to, learn about and experience music from different countries around the world! Each week will be themed with a different country and musical style. Some hands-on activities will include music, dance, crafting and cooking. Another major focus of the course will be multiculturalism, diversity and acceptance.
Repurpose It - "Reuse and recycle" will be the mantra of this Sparks course. We will be using recycled materials to craft something wonderful each week. How fun it is to go green!
Our Rec program is a flexible, open-ended opportunity afterschool for youth to play games, get creative, and have fun.
Prices will vary based on programs, options, and the length of the session.
*Please note, the cost of the program is not charged by the meeting, but rather by the session. Session lengths vary by the day and time of year from 5-7 meetings based on the planned 2019-2020 school calendar. These variations will be reflected in the price for each session. Unexpected school cancelations that shorten a session will not change the price of the session.
Financial Assistance is available. Please do not wait to register if you need financial assistance. You will be able to complete your registration while your request is being processed. If you do not receive assistance, or the amount you do receive does not meet your needs, you will have the opportunity to cancel your reservation at no cost to you.
Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.