Course: Join us as we engage in the richness and beauty of the CFS
campus! We are an integral part of nature and knowing and
understanding the life around us is critical for respecting and
conserving our Earth. We will troll the trails and creeks for signs
of creature activity and early spring flowers. As we build a rustic
compound of hideaways in the woods, we will experience
cooperation and community building. Basic tree identification
may catch your interest, resulting in skills you can carry with
you on your future hikes (and be able to teach others!). Among
many wonders in nature are amazing designs and patterns,
some described as fractals. We will search for patterns and
have the opportunity to express our creativity and ingenuity
through crafts and games with what nature provides. Bring
your curiosity and energy to celebrate our local environment!
Schedule: 3:00-5:00 pm Tuesdays | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14
Instructor: Crispin Whittier is a Carolina Friend School “Lifer” and a 2018 Colorado College graduate. Since receiving his BFA in Studio Art, he has worked with children and immersed himself in nature back home in North Carolina, now helping staff Lower School Extended Day and Camp CFS, leading Summer Programs offerings, and assisting at the Campus Early School.
Always a nature lover, Crispin has used the last few years to dive more deeply into the rich natural history of his home state. He has lived on a permaculture farm, led backpacking trips, earned his mushroom foraging license, and spent countless hours wandering the woods. He has found great joy in being able to share these experiences with young ones for the past two years, mainly outdoors. In his spare time Crispin continues to make art and build things whenever able. He also loves gardening, disc sports, making people laugh, and spending time with his dog, Ula.
Course: This workshop is a creative and magical space in which young children can feed their imaginations and both explore and practice using superpowers- those they have and wish to have. We move heaven and earth as we create potions, herbal teas, plays, fairy houses, and magic staffs, pendulums, wands, and works of art to empower children to be the change- bringing more beauty, love, and hope into the world. There is no shortage of glitter, bubbles, shaving cream, vinegar and baking soda, clay, color, art and natural materials and treasures from the recycling bin as we step into the world of mad scientists, superheroes, inventors, magicians, witches and warlocks, fairies and merfolk, artists, and healers. And of course we always get to showcase our creations with family and friends at the end.
Instructor: Rinah Rachel Galper is the founder of Our Sacred Circles, hosting gatherings for individuals working for change at the intersection of justice, creativity, healing, and spirituality. She is the sole proprietor of Joyoushout, providing JEDI consulting (Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), Life Coaching and Retreats for women, and Enrichment classes for youth and adult changemakers. Rinah is a licensed EC and General Education teacher, Program Coordinator, Expressive Arts Instructor, Change Maker, Group Facilitator, Nature Guide, and Healing Practitioner.
She has been providing creative summer camp adventures at Carolina Friends and throughout the Triangle since 2006 to nurture young people’s love and need for magic, mystery, mindfulness, curiosity, creativity, connection, a sense of their own power and worth, and pathways for making the world more loving. In CFS Summer Programs 2020 and 2021, she led our Girl Power and Celebrating Queer Culture courses.
Course: Do you have a vivid imagination? Like to play silly games? Do you enjoy performing or playing different characters? This class will explore acting skills such as improvisation, speech, movement, and character development through fun improv games. We will also create and perform an original show and invite friends and family to a final performance with a potluck dinner to follow.
Schedule: 3:00-5:00 pm Tuesdays | March 7, 14, 21; April 4, 11, 18 + performance time on April 18
Instructor: Susan Kincaid began teaching at CFS Summer Programs in 1992! Besides being a writer, playwright, and actress, Susan headed the theater program in the Upper School at Carolina Friends for many years, directing and producing shows three times a year. She is eager to collaborate with a new generation of young artists again this spring.
Registration for all programs can be done with a free CampInTouch account.
We'll confirm enrollment or indicate that your student is on a waitlist (with no financial or other obligation).
Should Carolina Friends and/or other schools move between modes of learning with impacts on students' availability, please know we'll be flexible and work with you to make adjustments in enrollments for paid programs.