Summer 2018 Session Recap

Our 4th summer program was a success! The kids were able to learn new life skills and experiences. Some of the activities and field trips were:

  • Cooking classes led by professional chefs to create healthy meals

  • Learning how to practice peaceful mindfulness

  • Embracing each child's creative side with wood-working, clay making, and painting

  • Guided painting classes

  • Sailing lessons on Lake Michigan

  • Professional cooking classes

  • Creating a nature journal using recyclable paper bags

  • Instructor-led yoga classes

  • Learning about health and nutrition choices

  • Archery lessons in the forest preserve

  • Importance of physical activity in every day life

  • Glass fusing

  • Screen printing on glass

  • Tennis lessons by professional instructors

  • Defining a 'word of the day' every day

  • Working as individuals, small groups, and larger teams to complete projects

  • Woodworking with reclaimed and recycled wood

  • Designing and building their own string wooden art sculptures

  • Creating patience while working with younger kids

  • Visiting Rebuilding Exchange and understanding the importance of reusing materials

  • Fun field trips including a movie theater outing and water park!

  • Team building games

  • Visited the Chicago History Museum

  • Created their own flag

  • Lampworking

  • Learned how to set and achieve goals

  • Took educated nature walks in the forest preserve

  • Exploring different neighborhoods of the city

  • Expression through art, dance, and music

  • Beach day field trip

  • Learning to leave your comfort zone

  • Problem solving activities

  • Learning to communicate in a more effective way

  • Designing and making a clay frame, pot and animal

We are SO excited for all the upcoming activities we will be able to do for the next session! Stay tuned!