Spring Break Camps

NWS Spring Break Camp 2019

For our second week of Spring Break, April 8-12, 2019, the Northwest School will offer camps for any student in 5th-9th Grade.  


Click here to Register.

Registration will open February 4, and close by April 1. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled at this time and a full refund will be provided. If you need to withdraw from a class, we will provide a full refund up until April 1, after which date there is no refund. All withdrawals must be made in writing to the Extended Learning Director.

The Northwest Experience Fund is available to families currently receiving financial aid at Northwest School for the school year. Please contact Leilani for further information.

Lunch is included for all campers taking a class that begins or ends adjacent to the lunch period from noon -1:00. Supervision will be provided during the entire lunch period. 

Class Descriptions

Classes for Spring Break, April 8-12, 2019

For the Second week of Spring Break, April 8-12, we are offering the following camp classes to all students in 5th-9th grade, from any school. Create a personalized schedule that meets your interest and needs. Come for one class, a half day, or spend the whole day with us. Please note that classes with overlapping times cannot be taken concurrently.

AM Classes 

African Drumming - 9:00 - 10:30, $150 
A summer camp favorite! We provide the drums, you bring the rhythm. You will be introduced to the sounds of West Africa through drums, games, and storytelling.

Improv Theater - 9:00-10:30 OR 10:30-12, $150 per session
Improvisation is the ability to make things up on the spot - a skill that can come in handy in many aspects of life! This class will explore the basics of improv through games, agreement exercises, and active listening as you test your creativity and build your confidence. Improv is never the same, so you are welcome to sign up for both classes if you choose. 

Machine Sewing - 10:30 - 12:00, $150
Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, and put your new skills to use making yourself a new tote bag. Practice tips and tricks from our sewing teacher extraordinaire, Katy, as you fashion your bag from recycled and re-purposed fabrics. 

Crochet 101 - 10:30 - 12:00, $150
Start with the basics of chain, single and double crochet stitches. Once you've mastered the granny square, move on to pattern reading and creating amigurumi, the world's cutest, small, stuffed toys. From there, who knows where your new skills and imagination will take you!

Lunch Bunch - 9:00 - 1:00, $350 
The Northwest School is known for delicious lunches designed and prepared by our professional kitchen team. Join Kris behind the scenes to recreate a few of your favorite lunches. Campers will work together to create a family meal each day, which they will share together with the whole camp for lunch.

Lunch is included for all campers in a class that begins or ends adjacent to the 12:00-1:00 lunch period. 

PM Classes 

Ceramics - 1:00 - 4:00, $350 
Take a lump of clay and turn it into art! Explore your creative side with a sculpture or practice technique to create a functional piece.

Improv Theater Workshop - 1:00-4:00, $300
Yes, and... Take a deeper dive into the skills and world of Improvisational theater. Play games, stage skits, and exercise your creativity. Who's line IS it, anyway? 

Jewelry Making Studio - 1:00-2:30, $150
Another summer favorite: use assorted beads, colored wire, paper quill, and polymer clay, along with jump rings, clasps, and other findings to create unique and wearable works of art. 

Dungeons and Dragons: Dungeon Masters - 1:00-4:00, $300
Create your own character and take them on a journey. Quests for treasure, battles with monsters, daring rescues, and a little bit of luck is all part of your afternoon adventure in the world of D&D storytelling.  

Fitness Club - 1:00-2:30, $150 
Our fitness class is all about having fun while practicing proper exercise techniques, strengthening our bodies, and improving cardiovascular conditioning. We will also incorporate discussions about other healthy life choices like sleep, diet and mental well being. 

Yoga - 2:30-4:00, $150
Yoga teaches our bodies flexibility, strength, relaxation, and coordination. Practicing yoga postures can create stronger focus, better sleep, and happier people.