What does summer camp look like? By the start of camp, we may decide to alter a few of our structures based on feedback from students and ALFs. We continuously evolve and adjust our model to better serve our communities. That said, a typical week has this basic structure:
On Monday of the week we hold a Set The Week* meeting. This is where children and adults schedule offerings for classes/activities/games/crafts/experiences. We populate a daily schedule board for when and where the offerings will take place. Highlights from camp last year included choreographed dance, plays, soccer matches, collaborative building and exploration in Minecraft worlds, face-painting, slacklining, music jams, blacksmithing, and much more. These are just a few examples of what is possible based on what the facilitators and campers bring to Set The Week.
9:30am Meeting in Small Groups aka Spawn Points*: In Spawn Point we state our intentions for the day, make announcements, and request any support needed from others.
10-2:45pm The Magic: This is when we engage in scheduled offerings and/or spontaneous activities.
2:45pm Reflection in Spawn Point* In our small groups, we check in and reflect on what we did with our day.
3pm Clean Up*
3:15pm Whole Group Reflections & Gratitude*
*Required attendance. Students may pick and choose which offerings to attend and how else they spend their time, however they must participate in our morning and afternoon meetings and also help clean up the school each day.
The Agile Cycle of Learning
We create space for you child to set daily and weekly intentions. How will they play today, what goals do they have for the week? At Mosaic your child is empowered to take ownership over their play.
Children spend the majority of their time creating. Be it playing a game or working together to put on a dance performance or work on an art project, your child is given the space to express their creativity.
Once the day is done we open space for your child to reflect on their intentions and creations. It is this fundamental step that illuminates the power of setting goals and achieving them.