Camp Quilombo is A Wellness and Eco-cultural immersion camp! This camp is designed for children ages 5 and older, and it’s curriculum is based around principles and activities that will reinforce self-awareness/control as well as social awareness & cooperative play.
Camp Quilombo is a weeklong camp that is designed to be a prelude to the activities of the season, whether it is Summer or Fall. Again, the camp focuses on promoting the well being of a child, and the daily activities of the camp will encourage the participants to harness this sense of well being.
A quick note: we define well being as a state of wellness, which is being in good physical and mental/emotional health, infused with a sense of social and environmental responsibility/consciousness.
Our curriculum will be guided by the fundamentals of Capoeira Angola as well as concepts of nutrition and ecology, with hands-on activities and food lessons.
Through capoeira & other cooperative games, upcycling projects, story time and structured and unstructured play, we offer kids tools that help them to gain emotional self-control, to develop better concentration, and to activate creativity and imagination, on both individual and social levels.
While the schedule is rigid, the activities themselves allow for much freedom and independence, as well as social interactions and individual time. Our approach to the camp is an all encompassing Goethean/Reggio Emilia/Montessori/Nguyen-deFreitas style :), with the essential approaches to learning/teaching placed heavily on empathy, collectivity, and creativity!