Welcome to Camps for K & 1st Graders!

We invite our campers entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade to choose from ten exciting camps! Please see below for details and general descriptions of our camps.

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Please check back in late-January for more information about Nueva Expedition, our new week-long intensive program for high-ability students entering first through fourth grade.


2017 Offerings:

  Daily Schedule   
AM  Circus Adventures Super Scientists: Sonic Explorations Eco-Explorers: Glorious Gardening!       Creative Storytelling: The Power of Story Future Foodies: Mix, Bake, Season, and Chop
PM  Nueva Theater Company Mixed Media: Art! Art! Art! Design Thinking: Busy Builders Adventures in Mathland Super Scientists: Junior Zoologists


Interdisciplinary Studies:

Adventures in Mathland —

Our Adventures in Mathland camp will provide campers the opportunity to explore the world through numbers . Students will work together to solve challenges and create their own math problems. As we count, measure, and estimate during our daily adventures, campers will gain new skills for their toolbox while having an incredible amount of fun.

Design Thinking: Busy Builders —

Do you dream of becoming a master builder and creating structures that could transform or improve our world? Do you have incredible ideas for cool buildings, bridges, or underground cities? Our Busy Builders campers will be guided through many aspects of Nueva’s Design Thinking process as they encounter challenges that are sure to inspire!

Eco-Explorers: Glorious Gardening —

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin
During the school year, Nueva students use our garden as a place to gather, work, create, and reflect. Our Glorious Gardening camp provides our youngest campers the opportunity to spend time in this beautiful and constantly changing space. Campers will plant seeds, weed, water, and help maintain the garden during camp. Students will work with fresh ingredients as we test new recipes and immerse ourselves in the rewarding and fun experience of gardening.

Future Foodies: Mix, Bake, Season, and Chop —

Do you love the smell of sizzling onions? How about the incredible flavor of fresh ripe tomatoes? If so, then the Future Foodies camp is for you! Our young epicureans will learn how healthy foods travel from farm to table. Campers will create a variety of global cuisines and delicious American classics. Our hope is that campers will develop a culinary toolbox and vocabulary that will enrich their lives.

Super Scientists: Junior Zoologists —

Our Junior Zoologists campers will spend the week immersed in the world of animals! We will explore the habitats, adaptations, and behaviors of as many creatures as time, our interests, and our imaginations will allow.

Super Scientists: Sonic Explorations —

Ever wonder how sounds are made and heard? Join us as we embark on an investigation into vibrations, frequencies, and pitch! The exploration will immerse campers in a world of acoustics as they build their own unique sound machines.


Creative Arts:

Circus Adventures —

The circus life is calling all tumblers, young acrobats, jugglers, and actors! At Nueva’s Circus Adventures, campers will learn the ropes from real circus experts! Students wear fun circus clothes, create their own face-paint designs, juggle, and practice new tumbling skills! Circus arts help students develop balance, self-awareness, confidence, and cooperation skills while having an amazingly fun time.

Creative Storytelling: The Power of Story —

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.” —Angela Carter

In our Creative Storytelling camp, we will dive into all sorts of books and forms of storytelling in order to empower campers with new ways to tell their own stories. Sifting through wordless tales, investigating graphic novels, and listening to stories are just some of the ways your camper will explore the world of storytelling. Each camper will be given opportunities to grow their confidence and to create their own story for all to experience.

Mixed Media: Art! Art! Art! —

Join us and release your inner artist! Paint, brushes, clay, paper, bright-colored pencils, glue, fabric, and more are all available to our young artists as they spend a week dedicated to artistic expression! Mold and paint a mask made of clay; create a vibrant, color-filled mural; or use found objects to create 3D abstract art. Campers will leave the week equipped with new skills, creative ideas, and, most importantly, inspiration!

Nueva Theater Company —

Calling all future theater stars! Pull back the curtains of the Nueva Theater Company to experience a fresh and creative exploration of costuming, staging, dancing, improv, storytelling, drama games, laughs, and — of course — acting! As our young actors and entertainers collaborate, they will be exposed to the foundations of theater, which could open a path to a lifetime of expression through performance.

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