Spring 2012 Club Offerings
All clubs run from 3:30–4:30 pm with pick-up from Camelot unless otherwise noted.
Photography with Catrelle Hampton (Ages 8–18)
Have you ever found yourself wishing you had a camera to take a picture of something you encountered duringthe day, or thought something you saw would look amazing in a black and white or sepia tone? Well, then maybe this is the club for you! Join us in the photography world as we learn to take pictures of the world we encounter every day, and share with others a story through the moments in time we capture.
You must provide your own digital camera.
Shakespeare Club with Erin Grady (Middle Grades*)
In this club we will learn about Shakespeare, his times, and his works. Among other activities, we will make models and artwork, play drama games, and prepare scenes from Shakespeare's plays. Toward the end of the spring, we will put on our play for an audience, either at school or for the Evening of the Arts.
*Club open to Senior MAPP students by special request.
Community Service with Christyn Klinck (Upper School)
Do you want to put more volunteer service into the Camelot experience? add more volunteer service to your own life? Join the inaugural season of the Upper School Service Club. We’ll explore ways to serve the community—the school, the city, maybe even the wider world—right here from your school home. We’ll be building this program from the ground up, so come with your ideas and interest, and let’s get to work!
Art Around the World with Judith Kuegler Webster (Ages 6–12)
Join us as we travel around the globe searching for unique cultures and art forms. From Bali to Ghana with stops in Southern Spain and Morocco, come join us for this exciting, after-school, virtual look into different art forms from around the world.
Programming with Dan Hill (Upper School*)
This club will focus on using Ruby and C to explore Mathematics in a way that is only possible with a gigantic reservoir of rapid computation at one's disposal. As a side-effect of attending this club, you will learn some basic programming skills and concepts. Students should bring their own computers, independent of platform.
*This club is open to Upper School students who have completed the Algebra I course.
Dance with Erin Casanega (Ages 8–18)
This spring semester will offer new, Broadway-inspired, Jazz dance as well as a fusion of Modern and Hip-Hop. Dance club offers healthy and active dance styles with the incorporation of beginning dance warm-ups, stretching, strengthening, and exciting combinations. Students get the chance to explore dance improvisation and choreography with a primary focus on creative self-expression. At the end, students will perform a dance piece that we will create throughout the course of the semester. Dance training is not required, and all are welcomed! Students will be transported to the Durham Arts Council.
Pick-up is from the Durham Arts Council at 5 p.m.
Chess Club with Paul Creel (Middle Grades and Upper School)
All ability levels (Middle Grades and up) are welcome, but you must be serious about playing chess and trying to improve your game. This semester we will talk more about strategy and thinking ahead to anticipate your opponent's moves. We will also take a look at a few classic openings. Most importantly we will get lots of practice playing against opponents at our same general skill level.
Drama Club with Roni Peterson (Ages 13–18)
The club is for students 13 and older (12-year-olds by audition) interested in scripted material, learning make-up techniques, some improvisation, advanced long form work, ensemble work, and script writing. The club is for those students who are serious about improving their performance skills.
Lego Club with Robyn Stephens (Ages 6–9)
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6–9, Junior FIRST® LEGO®League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr. FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
Camelot Yearbook Club with Judith Kuegler Webster (Ages 10–18)
Help make school history! Be included in photo selection and page layout. No previous experience required.
Knitting Club with Judith Kuegler Webster (Ages 8–18)
Knitting is a wonderful way to connect with others, relax at the end of the day, and create something beautiful and meaningful. Learning to knit can help build self esteem and improve fine motor and math skills. Join our knitting club from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Fridays. Bring a project you are working on or a crazy idea of something you have always wanted to knit. Beginners and knitters of all levels welcome. Snacks will be provided. For our final project, each child will knit an 8" by 8" square that we will send to South Africa where they are made into blankets for AIDS orphans through an organization called Knit-a-Square. For more information on Knit-a-Square please visit www.knit-a-square.com.