This year we are excited to host three week-long camps, each week with a distinctive theme, designed to help your child develop the practice of mindfulness and creativity. All camps will run Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. The investment for one week of camp is $325 (early bird) or $375 (regular price). Please note that there is a 15% sibling discount and a 15% discount if you enroll and more than one camp (first Camp is full price!). Checks can be made payable to ICAF. Or QuickPay via Chase online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS!
We are grateful for the generosity of the Helen Doria Foundation whose donation will secure 8 full scholarships for kids in communities that have systematically been disposed of.
The basic daily structure of camp is the following (and is approximate):
|9-9:25||Key words/team building game|
|10:05-11||Capoeira (music & movements)|
* As weather permits, we will be on the Bloomingdale Trail each day. Some days, we will walk to the closest feeder park, Julia de Burgos. One day, we will do a plant walk where we learn to identify native plants on the trail. So please bring sunscreen for your child, appropriate hats, etc. (Aside: This is why we have pushed this outdoor recess towards the latter part of the afternoon, when the sun rays are less potent. Ideally, it would be after 3, but we really are committed to having the kids come back to the Quilombo to bring closure to decompress after the day’s activities). If it is raining, there will be different stations set up indoors so that the campers can choose from a variety of activities that allow them to have free and “unregulated” play.
** On Fridays of each week, from 4:15-5:30 pm, there will be a Camp Quilombo Showcase, where campers will unveil, perform and/or present a glimpse of what a weeklong of mindful practice and dedication results in. Following the showcase will be a community potluck.
- Camps must have a minimum 8 campers to run. You will be notified 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the camp if we are a "GO". Full refund in case we cancel (it has never happened ;))
- Additional scholarships available based on financial needs.
- Our camps do not conflict with Chicago Park District Summer Camp.