Heartwood Summer Sessions
Play • Learn • Grow • Create • Engage • Evolve
Four separate week-long mini-camps, each with their own theme.
June 5th – 30th, M – F, 9:00am-3:30pm
Ages 5 – 16, dependent on session
Clarkston Community Center. 3701 College Avenue. Clarkston, Georgia 30021
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June 5th – 9th: Arts, Crafts, & Making
Open to ages 5 – 16
During this session we’ll explore our creative sides through a multitude of arts and crafts offerings. Campers can engage in origami, art theory, cardboard crafts (clothing, armor, structures), design thinking experiments, nature creations, candle making, soap making, comic book making, paper mache, t-shirt design, and more! Students will experiment with various mediums, techniques, and ideas to create interesting and innovative works of art.
June 12th – 16th: Video-making
Open to ages 8 – 16
Students will learn about video production from simple capture work to the more complex nuances of editing. The week will encompass all types of digital video, including, but not limited to: plot-driven videos, how-to videos, quick-draws, let’s play, documentaries, and DIYs. Students will complete at least one video project by week’s end. This is open to videomakers at every level, from casual interest to aficionado. Each student should bring a device (tablet, phone, laptop, etc.) and camera (can be part of the device) to record and edit videos. If your camper does not have a personal device, please contact us and we will work towards a solution.
June 19th – 23rd: Social Justice and Service-Learning
Open to ages 11 – 16
Campers will examine and discuss social issues that emerge from race, class and gender dynamics in our country and the world. We will facilitate conversations around issues that impact students personally, connect them with the wider social experience, and move the group into solutions and action plans that directly address the issues they are connected to. Campers will follow the news, research policy, contact local politicians, learn about local organizations, develop design thinking action plans, and make a trip to the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
June 26th – 30th: Exploring Atlanta’s Black History
Open to ages 10 – 15
This session will explore the history of Atlanta through a series of off-campus adventures to notable historical sites such as Auburn Avenue, Apex Museum, Atlanta History Museum, the Georgia Capitol, the Atlanta University Center and more. The goal of the week is to provide campers with a greater connection to black history, their city and one another. The week will begin with discussions to place the site visits in their historical context. We will conclude with reflections on what campers learned and how their connections to black history and their city have shifted.