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SUMMER CAMP Around the World in 50 days

Visit the sights and sounds of the world with Firefly as we travel the globe.  We will be cooking, crafting, watching movies, doing activities, taking field trips, and let's not forget playing on our fabulous play structure!  It's going to be a magical summer!  Come explore with us!

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Week 1 June 15- June 19 NORTH AMERICA Canada/Central America/Mexico

Cooking:

Cheese quesadillas

Poutine

Chicken Nachos

Frozen pureed fruitsicles


Activities:

Create passports for the summer 

Canadian flag crafts

Experience the rain forest with a sprinkler party

Make origami endangered animals

Start outdoor children’s garden

Fiesta party


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming  

Private pond for fishing

Glow Golf -54 holes & Laser Maze 

Skate-A-Way

Westchester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

Three Lakes Park in Henrico

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WEEK 2 June 22 - 26 South America

Cooking:

Plantain vs. banana taste test

Easy Brazilian cheese bread

Cheesy corn fritters

Papaya Mango Smoothie


Activities:

Experience the rain forest with sponge tag

Create Puppets of rain forest animals

Make Venus Flytrap plants

Hand Print parrots/macaws


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming 

Skate-A-Way

Putt-Putt Fun Center

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

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WEEK 3 June 29 - July 3 North America - United States focus

Cooking:

Mac & cheese with add-ons and hot dogs

Apple pie tartlets

Homemade lemonade

Red, white, and blue popsicles


Activities:

Nerf baseball and Flag Football

Basketball shootout tournament

NASCAR racing with our cars

4th of July relay races

Egg carton alligators


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming  

Maymont for native Virginia animals

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

Henricus

Skate-A-Way

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Hiking at Fighting Creek Park

Powhatan Library

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WEEK 4 July 6 - 10 Africa

Cooking:

Kenyan Irio - mashed potatoes, peas and corn

South African Malva mini pudding cakes


Activities:

Nerf Wars

Animal Continent activites

Nigerian Catch the Tail

African dances

African animal masks

Festival of the Dancing Masks

Learn to Weave

Rainsticks


Field Trips:

Metro Zoo

Treetop Zoofari Zipline Junior Explorer Course

Safari Park in Natural Bridge

Bear Creek Lake for swimming  

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

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WEEK 5 July 13 - 17 Asia

Cooking:

Rice variations

Jelly bean nests

Ramen noodles with an egg yolks

Fortune cookies


Activities:

Make indoor bonsai arrangements

Paint/use markers to write Chinese symbols

Make and decorate Chinese fans

Origami figures

 Learning to eat with chopsticks

Create Chinese dragon puppets

Panda bear themed activities

Animal continents activities

Nerf Wars


Field Trips:

Japanese Gardens at Maymont

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Bear Creek Lake for swimming 

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Skate-A-Way

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WEEK 6 July 20 - 24 Australia and down under

Cooking:

Pavlova

Australian Federation Biscuits 

Fairy Bread

Anzac Biscuits


Activities:

Kangaroo racing

Koala bear art project

Lord of the Rings competition

Animal continents activities


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming

Skate-A-Way

Glow Golf & Laser Maze

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

Horseback riding

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WEEK 7 July 27 - 31 Europe

Cooking:

Individual meat pies in a muffin tin

Crepes

Individual pizzas

German chocolate cupcakes


Activities:

Autoban racing

Paint like VanGogh exhibit

Build an Eiffel Tower with popsicle sticks

Egg drop project off of Leaning Tower of Pisa


Field Trips: 

Bear Creek Lake for swimming 

Skate-A-Way

Putt-Putt Fun Center

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

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WEEK 8 AUGUST 3 - 7 Europe

Cooking:

Mini cheesecakes

Croissants rolled around a hotdog

Chocolate fondue

Chocolate eclair dessert


Activities:

Medieval ballista and siege challenges 

Fun with Madeline

Celebrating England

European word searches


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming 

Skate-A-Way

Glow Golf & Lazor Maze

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes 

Horseback riding

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WEEK 9 AUGUST 10 - 14 Antarctica

Cooking:

Snow cones

Polar bear cupcakes

Icebox cookies

Frosted sugar cookies


Activities:

Happy Feet dance off

Handprint penguins

Fizzing ice experiment

Polar animal crafts

Origami whale 

Sugar cube igloos


Field Trips:

Bear Creek Lake for swimming 

Skate-A-Way

Putt-Putt Fun Center

West Chester Regal Movie theater

Powhatan Library

Bowling at King Pin Lanes

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WEEK 10 AUGUST 17-21 Olympic Games

Nerf Wars

Minute To Win It

Relay Races

Name that Nation music game

Oh so much more!

Summer 2020

Firefly will be doing many activities throughout the summer. We have broken them down into categories. The cooking category is what the children will be cooking. Different age groups will cook on different days. These are not all of the activities, field trips, etc. we will be doing, just a sample for each week. Everyone will not do all of the activities/movies/field trips. They will be selected according to age appropriateness. When age isn’t a factor, all will participate. Not every child will go to the Virginia Museum or Summer Story time at the Powhatan Library but all could go bowling/swimming/mini-golfing.

The Details

The weekly rate for summer camp is $143 which is due on Monday by 9:00 am for the current week. One activity fee will be assessed for the entire 10 weeks. It includes all fees for the activities and a t-shirt for field trips. It will be prorated by the number of weeks you commit to for this summer. Our activity fee is $150 which is $15 per week.  A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due upon registration for summer camp to be applied to the first week of attendance at summer camp.

TIMELINE

The school board has now finalized the 2020-2021 school calendar.  The 2020-2021 school year will begin August 24.  We will shortening Asia to one week and moving Africa to an earlier week.

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CAMP WINTER BREAK

Winter Break for Powhatan County is December 23- January 3. 


We are accepting new friends for Camp Winter Break!  Don't need regular care for your child but need care for the week of Christmas or New Year's?  We have your solution; enroll them in Camp Winter Break at Firefly for 1 week or 2 weeks!


Tuition for each week is $160 and includes 2 snacks and lunch everyday.  It also includes the field-trips and activities that we will be doing.  


Week One: December 23-27

Firefly will be skating at Skate A Way; bowling at King Pin Lanes; movies and popcorn at Firefly; holiday crafting and cooking holiday treats.  There will be fun had by all in this holiday themed wonderland.


Week Two: December 30 - January 3

Firefly will take a trip to Glow Putt-Putt, skating at Skate A Way; movie and popcorn at Firefly; winter crafts and cooking festive treats.  This week we will focus on winter themes and starting the New Year with a giggle!


Not at Firefly member yet?  Go to the Parent's tab and click "Register Now"


Note:  Firefly will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day to allow our team to spend time with their families.