2018 Class schedule

Chefs-in-training- Do you aspire to be on Chopped!, The Food Network Stars, or Iron Chef? Then you need to start somewhere! Campers who choose Chefs-in-training may learn things such as basic knife skills, cake decorating, how to choose the best ingredients, and more! Come join us this summer and get started on your future in cooking! –Offered weeks: 4, 6, 8, 10

New Aged Campers – Building rockets, using GPS to find hidden treasures and constructing weight-bearing structures while competing against your friends! If these things sound like fun, then you’re going to LOVE New Aged Campers! Campers choosing this class will use a variety of materials to work on fun interactive projects. Welcome to the future! Offered weeks: 7 & 10

 Wacky Olympics- The Wacky Olympics are coming up fast and there’s still to time to qualify! Can you set the world record in pool noodle javelin? Maybe beat your personal record in in backwards kangaroo hopping races? Be on the championship Monster Ball soccer team? You can’t be top in any sport unless you compete! Come join Wacky Olympics and see what records you can set! Offered weeks: 2 & 4

Future Archaeologists- “Learn from the past if you want to predict the future.” –Confucius. Develop an understanding about how remnants from the past were preserved, how to treat those items to keep them safe for the future, and how items are affected by the preservation process. Cast, mold, and excavate! If this excites you, you are going to love the Future Archaeologists class! Offered weeks: 1 & 4

 Small Engines- How do engines run? What’s the difference between standard and metric wrenches? How do I fix a small engine? If you are interested in disassembling and reassembling engines, this class is for you! Campers in Small Engines will learn about the tools necessary for engine mechanics, engine assembly, and engine maintenance. Come join us in Small Engines! Offered weeks: 2, 6, 8

 Woodworking- The smell of cedar, the strength of oak and the pliability of pine: are you fascinated by wood and the things you can build with it? If so, Woodworking is the class for you! Campers will learn how to use woodworking tools, and will build a variety of items. Offered weeks: 1, 5, 9

Archery- A camp Classic! Learn the parts of a bow while learning to hit a bull’s eye! Campers will receive the best of the best in 4H shooting sports and will also have the opportunity to play fun and exciting archery games and engage in friendly competition! (For ages 8 and up). Offered weeks: 7 & 9

Adirondack Survival-What happens when you get lost in the Adirondacks, aka-your back yard? Will you be able to survive? In this class campers will learn basic survival techniques along with plant identification. Campers will even have the opportunity to hike the nearby Pinnacle and make their own “survival” lunch. Offered weeks: 6 & 10

 Clowning Around- Enjoy learning about the FUNdamentals of clowning! Make balloon animals, learn magic tricks, and develop a “clown persona” red nose, costumes, face paint and all! Offered weeks: 4 & 9

Our Wild Garden- Explore the wild foods found growing all around you in this hands-on, out in the fields program. Discover how many “weeds” were brought here by early settlers as important foods. Yes, you will get a chance to prepare and sample a variety of treats from the wild. Offered weeks 1, 3, 10

NEW! Akalaka Pep Squad- Want to test your balance on a gymnastics beam or learn to do a perfect cartwheel? Inspire other campers and be supportive of one another! Dip steps, twirls, leaps, tumbles and inspiration is what this class is made of. Campers will get to create a cheer or chant and a routine to pep up and encourage fellow campers! Offered weeks 6 & 7

NEW! Strummin’ & Drummin’- Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar? What about the drums? If so, then you should join this fun introductory music class! Learn some of the basics of guitar and drum. Feel free to bring your own guitar or bongo! Instruments will be provided for those who do not have their own. Offered weeks: 1 & 9

NEW! Painting 101- Painting is so much fun, and local areas around camp offer a great deal of inspiration. Learn step by step how to paint masterpieces while in the great outdoors! Offered weeks 4 & 6

NEW! Computing Campers- Are you interested in designing and creating your own posters, cards, or fliers? Then Creative Computers is for you! Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to make your own fun creations. This class if for ages 8 and up. Offered weeks: 3 & 8

NEW! Future Storytellers- “She was snowy. That’s what I remember. Like frost on childhood cereal – Mini wheats or something else.” – BilliMarie, July 21, 2011. Do you enjoy writing? Do you see the beauty in the world around us and revel in writing it down? This is the class for you! Fine tune your writing skills while sharing with and learning from fellow campers. This class is for ages 8 and up. Offered weeks: 5 & 7

NEW! Racquet Ruckus- Learn challenging and fun sports right at Malone’s very own Rec Park! Learn how to serve, volley, and return! Prepare for a fun game of tennis, pickle ball and handball. Learn how to use your forehand and backhand moves and learn how to keep score. These games will keep you on your toes! Offered weeks: 2 & 7

NEW! River Monster Investigators- How well do you know the creatures that make rivers and streams their home? In this activity you will learn about the ecosystems that live in the water, mud, and riverbanks around camp Akalaka.  You will also learn how to recognize these creatures by their tracks, larvae, what they eat and where they live.  With many hands-on activities, you may find animals you didn’t know existed! Offered weeks: 5 & 8

NEW! Let’s Dig it!- Life’s a garden, and camp now has one too! Ever wanted to harvest your own lunch or learn how to grow world’s largest zucchini? This class offers the basics of gardening along with garden crafts. Take home healthy recipes that campers will make using the foods they have planted. Of course this cannot be done without proper garden tending, so let’s dig it! Offered weeks: 2, 5, 9

NEW! Adventures with Almanzo- Pretend you are Almanzo Wilder, or perhaps his sister Alice, and cook up his favorite food and enjoy what you’ve made! Churn butter from cream, and make the same tin-punch lanterns as Almanzo to carry a candle outdoors and provide light inside the barns. Listen to a part of Farmer Boy related to each season to create a beautiful visual project with fellow campers. This class is hosted and taught by the Wilder Farm volunteers. Offered weeks: 1, 3, 5

NEW! Jump Camp- Another summer camp staple! Play groups games or enhance your own personal skills. This class will teach campers agility, balance, teamwork, sportsmanship and other sport specific skills. A great way to have fun, use up energy and learn! Offered weeks: 3 & 8

NEW! Claws, Paws & Fun- Who doesn’t love furry, friendly critters? Campers will learn to be responsible pet owners in this unique live animal science class. Mammals, amphibians, and reptiles……..Oh My. Household pets come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Kiddos will enjoy learning about a different household “pet” each day as they get a close look into their habitat, characteristics, and care. Offered weeks: 3 & 10