CASA 2022 Classes and Descriptions

Campers can choose four classes per day for their two-week session. All classes will repeat in Session II and III with a different curriculum. Descriptions of the classes are below. 

Note: The grade levels for each class are the grade your child will be in September 2022. 

PERIOD 1

Acting and Improvisation (Grade 1 & up)

Do you like to think on your feet? Does your imagination soar at a second’s notice? This is the class for you. You’ll learn acting basics and the secrets to successful improv performance. 

Ceramic Handbuilding (Grade 1 & up)

Learn traditional pinch, coil, and slab techniques of hand-building ceramics to make take-home treasures. CASA’s two studios teach the same methods, producing different projects.

Painting (Grades 1-3)

This class will explore different painting techniques while learning about artists and art history. Discover many possibilities in this unique class full of color and creativity!

Hiking and Exploring (Grades 1-3)

Campers will walk to Rock Creek Park, where they will explore the woods, plants,  animal life, and birdwatch. . Snakes, frogs, snails, and animal footprints are something to look forward to in this discovery-filled class in the Great Outdoors.

Yoga & Meditation (Grades 1 & up)

Dive into greater self-expression, body awareness, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental sensitivity through basic yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.

Soccer (Grades 4 & up)

This class highlights the principles of offense and defense. Goalie skills, dribbling, heading, trapping, controlling, and team formation will be taught. This class will be held outdoors only.

Motion & Animation (Grades 3 & up)

This class will teach campers how to create animations with different supplies and tools. This is an “animation lab” class!

Clever Clay Creations (Grades1 & up)

Experiment with all types of clay to create incredible, imaginative works of art to take home or give as gifts.

Basketball (Grades 1 – 3)

Whether you’re hoping to improve your skills on the court or are new to the game of basketball, this class promises lots of fun for hoopsters of all levels.

Good Morning CASA (Grades1 & up)

What’s cookin’? Learn to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, poached eggs, and other breakfast treats. Yum!

Legoland (Grades 1 & up)

Future architects and engineers, this is for you! Each week, you’ll tackle a new Lego challenge. Teachers will help you visualize parts of the whole to construct efficient, astounding Lego creations.

Modern Dance (Grades 1 – 3)

Does music move you? This class presents fundamental concepts and skills from contemporary dance forms, including Afro-modern, floor work, inversion, classically modern, and improvisation. Classwork develops efficient alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, dynamics, and spatial awareness.

Recycled Art (Grades1 & up)

Explore arts and crafts using materials ranging from soda cans to CDs to egg cartons!

Robots and Circuits (Grades 1 & up)

Building robots is fun, easy, and can be done by nearly anyone. There’s a new challenge to solve, a new experiment to conduct, and a new robot to build each session.

Storytelling and Book Club (Grades 3 & up)

In this class, campers will develop their storytelling talents, apply storytelling techniques, create storytelling guides, and perform a story for an audience. They will also read a book that campers will select together during the first week of camp.

 

PERIOD 2

Basketball (Grades 4 & up)

Whether you’re hoping to improve your skills on the court or are new to the game of basketball, this class promises excellent fun for hoopsters of all levels.

Ceramics Tiles and Mosaics (Grades 1 & up)

Replicate one of the world’s oldest art forms as you make ceramic tiles, master the technique of glazing, and explore the ancient art of mosaics.

Clay Workshop (Grades 3 & up)

This class is designed for campers who have previous experience working with clay.

Garden and Cook (Grades 3 & up)

CASA has a garden, and the cooking classes will take advantage of it. Fresh veggies and homegrown herbs will be an essential part of the recipes of this class.

Dungeons and Dragons (Grades 3 & up)

Campers will immerse themselves in this roleplaying game about storytelling in the worlds of sword and sorcery. Each camper creates an adventurer and teams up with other characters played by friends.

Modern Dance (Grades 4 & up)

Does music move you? This class presents fundamental concepts and skills from contemporary dance forms, including Afro-modern, floor work, inversion, classically modern, and improvisation. Classwork develops efficient alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, dynamics, and spatial awareness.

 Movie Magic (Grades 4 & up)

Ever wonder how they made Superman fly? Light up Lightsabers? Or cast spells in Hogwarts? Learn the secrets behind special effects in Hollywood movies and create some of your own! In this class, campers will learn how special effects are made and pull them off believably. They’ll also get the chance to create their lighting setup and build a prop of their own with a remarkable effect attached to it.

Legoland (Grades1 & up)

Future architects and engineers, this is for you! Each week, you’ll tackle a new Lego challenge. Teachers will help you visualize parts of the whole to construct efficient, astounding Lego creations.

Dance Around the World (Grades 1 & up)

Experience the various dances and dance techniques from different cultures and places across the globe.

Art & Collage (Grades 1 & up)

This class will explore the mixed media techniques of painting and collage. Campers will learn about the lives and works of several artists such as Jeff Koons, Gustav Klimpt,  Wassily Kandinsky, Wayne Thiebaud, Henri Matisse, Charlie Harper, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alma Thomas, and Kara Walker.

Recycled Art (Grades1 & up)

Explore arts and crafts using materials ranging from soda cans to CDs to egg cartons!

Art & Nature (Grades1 & up)

Enjoy the outdoors while discovering different ways to combine nature and art. Natural dying, shadows of other elements, printing, and collage will be part of this inspiring class.

Puzzle Time! (Grades1 & up)

Solve puzzles or challenge yourself to create your own during this fantastic class!

Soccer (Grades 1 – 3 )

This class highlights the principles of offense and defense. Goalie skills, dribbling, heading, trapping, controlling, and team formation will be taught. This class will be held outdoors only.

Shake your Soul (Grades 1 – 3 )

Campers will try out their silliest moves while having fun playing and dancing with their peers.

 

PERIOD 3

Sculpting/3D Art (Grades1 & up)

Campers will learn to use recycled materials to make unique 3D objects. Come and explore a new world with us!

Beginner Video (Grades 1 – 3)

Get the maximum fun from a camcorder. Start with the basics of movie-making and explore creating music videos, sitcoms, and drama.

CASA Mini-Musical (Grades1 – 3)

Under the guidance of a talented group of theater artists/teachers, campers participate in acting, dance, voice, music, costume, prop, and set design that ends in mini-Broadway-style production. This is a smaller-scale version of our popular CASA Musical for campers and gives our younger campers a sense of what it feels like to be part of a musical.

Mad Science (Grades 1 & up)

Imagine the wizardry you can conjure up in the laboratories of CASA! We’re not precisely Hogwarts, but you’ll learn potions and amazing scientific tricks.

Modern Dance (Grades 1 – 3)

Does music move you? This class presents fundamental concepts and skills from contemporary dance forms, including Afro-modern, floor work, inversion, classically modern, and improvisation. Classwork develops efficient alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, dynamics, and spatial awareness.

Food Traveling the World (Grades 1 & up)

Join us in a delicious round-the-world journey as we savor multicultural delicacies from different nations. Bon Appetit!

The Potter’s Club (Grades 1 & up)

Experiment with all types of clay to create incredible, imaginative works of art. It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift-giving!

Hip Hop (Grades 4 & up)

Get your groove on! Enjoy “street style” hip-hop movements and appreciate the various cultural influences this rhythm brings to life.

Board Games and Fun (Grades1 & up)

Campers find tons of fun playing classic board games like Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Battleship, Connect Four, backgammon, and much more…

Made by You (Grades 1 &  up)

Crazy for bisque pottery? In this class, campers will learn different glazing techniques while creating mobiles, masks, candle holders — anything you can imagine just with bisque!

Gardening & Fun (Grades 1 &  up)

Campers will learn the basics of plants and why they are essential to producing vegetables and fruits. They will explore plant propagation, the proper care of seedlings, and how to care for newly transplanted additions to CASA’s garden.

Minecraft (Grades 1-3)

Campers will learn how to play Minecraft and experience exploring, crafting, and building things in the Minecraft world. With the teacher’s guidance, players will push the limits of the construction tools Minecraft people have made. 

Ink and Printmaking (Grades 1- 3)

Campers will explore various printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief, recycle printing, and mono-printing.

Fitness, Gymnastics, and Fun (Grades1 &  up)

In this class, campers will have three of their favorites all at once: gymnastics, movement, and fun!  

Softball (Grades 1 &up)

This class introduces campers to basic slow-pitch softball knowledge and skills. Instruction includes fundamentals in throwing, catching, pitching, hitting, base running, base coaching, and game rules will be part of this class.

PERIOD 4

Mobile Making (Grades 3 & up)

Create unique mobiles using recycled materials ranging from soda cans to CDs to paper rolls!

Better than Easy Bake (Grades1 & up)

Move over, Betty Crocker. CASA campers will be whipping up delicious desserts, cakes, loaves of bread, and cookies.

Minecraft (Grades 4 & up)

Campers will learn how to play Minecraft and experience exploring, crafting, and building things in the Minecraft world. With the teacher’s guidance, players will push the limits of the construction tools Minecraft people have made. 

CASA Mini-Musical (Gades 4 & up)

Under the guidance of a talented group of theater artists/teachers, campers participate in acting, dance, voice, music, costume, prop, and set design that ends in mini-Broadway-style production. This is a smaller-scale version of our popular CASA Musical for campers and gives our younger campers a sense of what it feels like to be part of a musical.

CASA TV & Experimentation (Grades 3 & up)

Here’s the scoop: become a reporter, news anchor, or TV producer. Entertainment, sports, and news come alive at CASA!

Ceramics and Fun (Grades1 & up)

If you’re a clay-niac, this class is for you! Learn the secrets of working with clay, and you’ll soon be making the most unique pieces.

Team Games (Grades 1 & up)

Game on! Dodgeball, kickball, volleyball, new games, and old favorites will keep you and your teammates on the ball.

Origami and Paper Art (Grades 1 & up)

Learn how to create different creative origami masterpieces that will have you incredible yourself, your friends, and your family!

Indoor Planting & Art (Grades1 & up)

Planting isn’t always an outdoor activity. In this class, campers will paint pots, use a variety of seeds to plant, and learn how to grow plants indoors before moving them outside or finding a “just right” spot for the indoors.

Mad Science (Grades1 & up)

Imagine the wizardry you can conjure up in the laboratories of CASA! We’re not precisely Hogwarts, but you’ll learn potions and amazing scientific tricks.

Jazz Dance (Grades 1 & up)

This class will incorporate ballet, modern dance, jazz, and hip hop. Campers will learn about body alignment, stretch, strengthening, and rhythm while having fun and exploring innovative choreographies. 

Ink and Printmaking (Grades 4 & up)

Campers will explore various printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief, recycle printing, and mono-printing.

Water Everywhere (Grades1 & up)

Splish-splash! Cool down with water games. Campers will play all games on the playground in good weather. Make sure to pack a bathing suit and towel!

The Potter’s Club: Hand and Wheel (Grades 4 & up)

Create incredible, unique, imaginative art by hand or with the wheel. This class will show more techniques and advanced features for clay lovers.

Yoga & Meditation  (Grades 1 & up)

Dive into greater self-expression, body awareness, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental sensitivity through basic yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.