• Pathfinders Camp | Ages 7 to 9

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  • • Pathfinder’s Camp is designed for campers who enjoy adventures using both the mind and body to engage in hands-on project-based challenges.
    • All campers participate in special activities such as: the Inflatable Slip n’ Slide, and the Rock Wall.
    • Pathfinders Camp will broaden your camper’s horizons in an innovative, creative, team-based environment.
    • This weekly-themed program allows campers to open their mind and enjoy a safe summer filled with both indoor and outdoor projects, outdoor sports and games, and teamwork development in a fun and innovative setting.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    • Campers are grouped by age.
    • IDEAS Camp aims for a counselor to camper ratio of 8:1 in our Pathfinders Camp programs.
    • Each Camper Receives A Camp T-Shirt (one shirt per summer)

    STOP MOTION ANIMATION | June 18-22
    Pathfinders Stop Motion Animation is a whirlwind of costumes, LEGO destruction, claymation, and fun! Plan, shoot, and edit your own stop motion animation movie. Campers will be provided with boxes of materials that they can use to create their very own film. IDEAS animators will go through the entire process of stop motion in small groups chosen by the campers based on their interests. At the end of the week the animators will present their Stop Motion Animation Films to the entire camp. All campers will receive a digital copy of their work for their creative portfolios. Let’s start, stop-motion!

    STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY | June 25-29
    Climb on the Millennium Falcon with your pilot Oz Solo for a week filled with interstellar awesomeness! Our Jedi program will blow their minds when campers participate in The Light Saber Training Academy with the great IDEAS-Yoda. Use legos to build starships and make sure to save room at lunch for our Star Wars themed edible crafts. Travel to the ice planet Hoth for some homemade snow fun!
    * Star Wars Jedi Academy will take place at the IDEAS Summer Camp, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, MD, U.S.A, Planet Earth, Solar System 7, Milky Way Galaxy.

    IDEAS PERFECT: TRICK SHOTS AND CHALLENGES | July 2-6 (no camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
    Dude! It’s IDEAS Perfect! Bounce the ping pong ball off the slide, over the bridge, and land in a bucket. IDEAS campers will create, film, and edit awesome trick shots all week long. Can you knock the bottle off of the table with a paper airplane? How about from across the room? From the other side of the building? You Welcome! It’s IDEAS Perfect!

    MAGICIANS and ILLUSIONISTS | July 9-13
    Do you have what it takes to be a master illusionist? Come join fellow magicians to discover slight-of-hand and other tricks of the trade. Campers will practice being escape artists, develop their own card tricks and compete to see who can make the largest object disappear. At the end of the week, these experienced magicians will be ready to take their skills to the stage and put on a magic show for the whole camp!

    MOVIE MAKING: COMMERCIALS & TRAILERS | July 16-20
    We are ready to make our own commercials and trailers! Put on your beret and sunglasses for this hyper-creative movie making program. All campers will design, direct, film, edit, and present their projects. The young movie makers (and stars) will learn the ins and outs of Final Cut Pro and other movie making and editing software. From pre-production storyboarding to camera angle technique, all campers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves creatively and socially as they work in teams to produce a final project that will be aired for the whole camp. Each camper will be given a digital copy of their work to add to their creative portfolio.

    CRAZY CARTOONS & COMICS | July 23-27
    Calling all young writers and artists! From Mickey Mouse to Spongebob, join us for a week long cartooning camp where we will be creating original characters using basic, simple shapes to inking, lettering and coloring your drawings for that “professional” touch, the next GREAT comic character could be just a few pencil lines away.

    SPY CAMP | July 30-August 3
    Calling all secret agents! Join the IDEAS Covert Operations Unit and spend the week participating in a series of top secret missions. Put together your own spy kit, gather information, and learn to work as a group to find out who stole Ozzie’s Golden Shoestrings. Beware, a double agent may be among us.

    DARING BOYS, DANGEROUS GIRLS | August 6-10
    Inspired by the popular books The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls, campers compete head to head in week long tournament of creative challenges. This program is offered to campers who are interested in team spirit, creative building, strategy games, and even espionage. Learn to make the greatest paper airplane in the world, “The Harrier”. Compete in Boys vs. Girls competitions all week long in events such as The Dot Game, Chinese Jump Rope, Capture the Flag, and (of course) The Water Balloon Launch!

    INCREDIBLE INVENTORS | August 13-17
    “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
    ― Thomas A. Edison
    Campers, put on your thinking caps and get ready to innovate! Scheme with fellow campers to come up with out-of-the box inventions to solve everyday problems. Campers will be supplied with a box of materials to make their favorite invention ideas come to life!

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    – “Dangerous Boys and Daring Girls” is a trademark of the company and book which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.
    -LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.
    -Star Wars® is a trademark of the Disney® which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.

    At Pathfinders Camp, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that the IDEAS Camp was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then the IDEAS Pathfinders Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    IDEAS Camp offers FREE extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late. Campers in the extended care program participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities ranging from sports, stories and puzzles to board games. After care campers enjoy a snack and juice provided by the camp.

    FREE Extended Care Hours
    • FREE Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
    • FREE Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • FREE Extended Care is available weekly and daily

    Regular Camp Hours
    • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am
    • Regular Pick-up is from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

    IDEAS Camp has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:30 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

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  • Weekly Activities

    • Climbing Rock Wall
    • Innovation Challenge
    • Friday Field Day
    • Counselor Dunk Tank
    • Inflatable Slip & Slide
    • Fist Bump Awards
    • “The fact that my son wants to keep going back week after week to experience a new theme is fascinating as he has never shown such a high interest in any other camp before.”

      Kelly
  • Pathfinders Camp Traditions

    IDEAS Camp has established many wonderful traditions. Every day in camp is an opportunity to create memories and overall fun. IDEAS Summer Camps treasure its daily routines and traditions. All of our programs center on the enjoyment of creative play and learning.
  • Pathfinders Morning Meeting

    The best way to start the day! Pathfinders start their days with a fun and energized morning meeting. From Camper and Counselor competitions to Whacky Wednesdays and Fabulous Fridays, there is a lot in store at Pathfinders Camp morning meeting. Pathfinders campers also end their day with an all camp meeting to reflect on the current day and prepare for the next exciting camp day.

    Pathfinder Leadership Awards

    Every afternoon, counselors from each group nominate an Pathfinders Leader who will help the counselor meet and welcome new campers to their respective groups. Campers are chosen to be Pathfinders leaders based on their positive attitude and “we” over “me” qualities. Leaders must wear their special Pathfinder Leader Eye Black.

    Plinko for Icees

    Throughout the week, campers cheer on their peers as the Plinko puck drops, deciding the fate of whether or not the campers will receive an ice-cold ice pop. On really hot days, the Plinko Board has an amazing way to find the proper slot so everyone wins!

    The Spirit Stick

    The most coveted of all camp objects, the Spirit Stick is awarded each morning at Morning Meeting! Each day, campers compete as a team to win the honor of possessing the Spirit Stick for the next day.

    Counselor Competitions

    Creative and fun staff-led games where campers support their own program counselors and have the opportunity to see them participate in team-building and friendly competitions both physical and mental. Our “Oreo Cookie on the forehead” contest is a hit for all campers (and counselors).

  • The IDEAS Dunk Tank

    We like to take advantage of the hot sun as well as a helpless staff member–where campers throw and counselors get dunked in front of their peers to cheers all around.

    The IDEAS Rock Wall

    All campers throughout the week will have an opportunity to climb the wall and aim to ring the bell at the top!

    Daily Camper Awards & Give-Away Items

    Summer Pops (Icees), Camper Eye Black, Camper T-Shirts, Leadership Recognition and Responsibility Certificates.

    Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie.

    Constant visits from our professional camp mascot, Ozzie!

    Family Reunion Night

    The best time of the summer! Towards the end of each summer all families (siblings and friends included) are invited back to an evening of fun and entertainment. DJ tunes, face painting, moon bounces, carnival snacks and family games are enjoyed to celebrate the summer camp season coming to a close.

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