School District’s ‘Create Your Own Camp’ Has Openings

The first flush of excitement at the freedom from school is already beginning to wane and some parents and youngsters are beginning to look around for new and entertaining ways to fill the days. The Derry Cooperative School District’s “Create Your Own Camp” provides a variety of offerings to help fill those suddenly long days.

Camp classes are held the week of Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11, and the following week, Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18.  Students can choose one, two or three sessions each week. The sessions are: 8 to 10 a.m., 10:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.

The camp classes are enrichment activities with the exception of band, which runs for two sessions both weeks. Summer Camp Coordinator Serena Levine said an $85 fee covers both band sessions, and openings remain.

All forms needed for camp registration can be found on the district Web site at under News and Announcements, or by calling 432-1210 or visiting the School Administrative Unit (SAU) 10 office at 18 South Main St.

“We have cancelled some of the camps for lack of interest but those remaining for the most part have lots of space, and we welcome people signing their children up,” Levine said.

During week one, July 7-11, openings remain in all three sessions of archery. “Walk the Plank: A Pirate’s Life” at 8 a.m., which is for children in Kindergarten-Grade 2 and includes reading about pirates and pirate crafts, and “Sidewalks, Stories & Snacks” for K-2 at 10:15 a.m. have openings, as do “Cupcake Carnival” for K-3 at 10:15 a.m., Outdoor Sports at 8 a.m. for grades 1-6, and All Sports at 10:15 a.m. for grades 1-6. Guitar at 8 a.m. and Paper Play for K-4 at 12:45 p.m. also have openings. And a class titled “Chess, CHEEZ-ITZ & Checkers” at 10:15 a.m. for grades 4-12 and the Basic Cake Decorating class for grades 4-8 at 8 a.m. also have openings, as do “Cupcake Creations” at 10:15 a.m., Kids Chef Club for grades 3-8 at 12:45 p.m. and “Fun with Printmaking” for grades 2-5 at 10:15 a.m.

Week two, along with the continuation of band, has openings for “Be A Computer Picasso with Picasa” for grades 4 and 5 at 10:15 a.m., “Sidewalks, Stories & Snacks” at 8 a.m., “ Critters, Flowers and Fish” for K-3 at 12:45 p.m., Snack World for grades 3-8 at 8 a.m., Tiered Layer Cakes for grades 5-12 at 10:15 a.m., Advanced Specialty Cupcakes for grades 5-12 at 12:45 p.m., Mixed Media Arts creation of jewelry, journals and other items for grades 3-8 at 10:15 a.m., “Chess, CHEEZ-ITZ & Checkers” at 12:45 p.m., Creative Writing for grades 5-9 at 8 a.m. and a combined Fun with Papier-Mache and Watercolor Painting for grades 2-5 at 10:15 a.m.

All classes will meet at West Running Brook Middle School, and each class carries a fee. For questions, call the district office at 432-1210.