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How to Register

You can register all of your campers at once this year!


• Select a camp to start the registration form. Use the dropdown to select the number of children you are registering for that camp, and the right number of registration fields appear.
• For the first camp, please fill in ALL of the information for each child.
• For each additional camp for the same child, just fill in the child's name and then check the 'same' box.
• Registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis!
• If you have a discount code, enter it at the bottom of the list of camps.
• At the bottom of the page, enter your credit card information or select the option to pay by check. You should use the check option if we are working with you on a payment plan.

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https://crossings.ticketspice.com/summer-camps-2019

**Age/Grade refers to
Fall 2019
status**
***Before and After Care Available. Please call for more information.***


***NOTE***
Registration not complete until payment is received.

Limited financial scholarships available - Call for more info

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Campers who withdraw 30 or more days prior to the camp start date will receive a 100% refund and be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Campers who withdraw 15 - 29 days prior to the camp start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued 0 - 14 days prior to the camp start date. No refunds will be issued after the start of the camp due to illness. Family emergency situations will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Lunch & Snack Breaks:

All camps have supervised healthy snack breaks; juice and water are provided along with the snack.

Students participating in full-day classes have a supervised lunch break. Crossings does not provide lunches, so please pack an appropriate lunch for your child along with water in a reusable bottle with name. Recycle-Reuse! Refrigerator and microwave are available.

We are sensitive to peanut and other allergies and special needs; please alert us!

Dress Code:

Some pigments and materials may stain clothing, so please dress your children in clothing that will not break hearts if it sustains spills and messes. Crossings is not responsible for clothing that is damaged in art classes. Weather permitting, children play outdoors during snack and lunch breaks.

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992
507-732-7616

Questions?

info@crossingsatcarnegie.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMP 2019

From the Director:

Being the director of summer camps is one of my favorite jobs at Crossings. It was one of the first artistic opportunities I launched here, nearly two decades ago. It comes with the honor of witnessing the artistic energy innate in our children, welcoming them year after year and, finally, seeing them growing out of our camps and into adulthood. Some of them stop to visit as they continue through life, always glowing about their experiences in our camps. I am sad to say that this is my last year and I hope our camps are full to the brim! Take advantage of what I consider to be the best camps around. We love your children.

Marie Marvin


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Early Bird Special

Save $15 per camp and register by April 15.
Use the code BIRD
to qualify.

Returning Campers
If you are a returning camper save $25 off your registration when you bring a friend NEW to our programs! Simply have your friend mention your name at the time of registration, and we’ll deduct $25 from your registration fee.
Use the code FRIEND
to qualify.

NO LIMIT ON SAVINGS!!!!
Got 3 friends? Save $75! Each friend signs up for 2 camps? Save $150!!!

June

17-21


Machines Behaving Badly
Grades 5 & up 9:30am-12:30pm
Mon-Fri $175

Want to build a 3-pound robot, then try to rule over your campmates' creations? Do you like to build or take stuff apart? Learn about robots, motors, wheels, tools and cool stuff! Everybody gets to build a machine and we guarantee that your machine will move when you are finished. On the last day, parents and campers will gather for an exciting, intense, and most of all FUN tournament where we'll learn whose robot will be crowned conqueror over all. Picture a huge Plexiglass tournament cage filled with spinning chains, trap doors and falling Teletubbies!

Parents are welcone anytime during camp.

Dean Hoyt helps coach First Robotics Teams and runs MBB (Machines Behaving Badly) as a hobby.

June

18-21, 26

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel Camp #1
Grades 4 & up; 1-4pm; Tues-Fri, Mon; $175
Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. Complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes, old shoes, and bring a hair-tie for long hair.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

June

24-28



Under Cover: Book Art
Grades K-4; 9:30am-12:30pm; Mon-Fri; $175
Dive into the exploration of altered books! Learn how to fold, cut and glue old book pages to construct a newly-shaped piece of art. Use a myriad of materials to fashion and assemble art; from photos developed by the sun to new fonts that you've designed. Find a use for stamps, doodads and nature art prints on your very own personalized pages... pages full of wonder and curiosity!

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 12pm Friday.

Carly Frei LOVES creating art with old books but also loves to paint and use any other kind of materials to make art that you can imagine! She has taught art for the last 6 years and has a passion for helping kids to create through their own inspirations. She recently started her own business fictionreshaped.com where she creates Book Art from recycled books.

June

24-28

Camp Paint-A-Lot!
Grades K-4; 1-4pm; Mon-Fri; $175
Take a whack at distinctly different painting options! Be inspired by Kandinsky by brushing to the beat of music, splatter patterns like Jackson Pollock and even design postcards to dispatch through the mail. Rub, smear, spread, apply - with spray bottles, chalk, marbles and rubber bands, to name a few. We can't wait to see what unexpected wonders you'll dream up in this painting adventure!

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

Carly Frei iinstructor.

July

2

Make Your Own Drum! With Deer Hides & Cedar
Grades 1 & up; 1-4pm; Tues; $125 (Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Crafting your own drum is is a meaningful journey and playing the drum you make is more satisfying than any another. Instructor, Wayne, shares his stories of drumming and drum-making as he leads you through the ancient technique of creating your own drum from deer hide and cedar. Dipping your hide into the black walnut dye and then tying it to the frame with leather strips is cool. But seeing the images that the dye reveals on your drum is incredible! Native Americans teach us that the spirit of the drum passes through your hands and into the drum as you work.

Wayne Manthey instructor.

July
8-12



Rebecca Siems is an experienced Family and Consumer Science Educator.
She has many years experience teaching Textiles and Clothing classes to students in grades 7-12. She has also taught adult sewing classes through All in Stitches in Zumbrota, MN. She started sewing when she was in elementary school and it is a hobby that brings a lot of satisfaction.


Lana Sjoberg is an artist who makes and sells fanciful fleece hats and mittens. She lives in Hudson, Wis.

 

 



Pamela Woodwell Geerdes has been quilting for 24 years. She has won multiple awards and ribbons at quilt shows and county fairs. She has taken classes from international instructors and taught numerous classes herself. She is currently employed at All in Stitches in Zumbrota, MN where she has worked since 2012. She has a passion for sewing and loves to share her passion with others.

Run with Scissors: Textile Camp - 3 Instructors
Grades 3 & up; 9:30am-4pm;
Mon-Fri; $235
Create your own wearable art with three different classes each day! Gender friendly. Classes include Machine Sewing, Duck Tape Unstuck, and Japenese Surface Design. New projects every year.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

Machine Sewing
Sewing is fun! Learning the basics opens up the opportunity to create many different types of projects. All campers will have access to their own sewing machine. Beginners will learn the basics of measuring, pinning, cutting, pressing and machine operation. They'll create several projects that might include a take-along pillow, decorative pillow, circle scarf, over-the-shoulder bag, pillow case, water bottle carrier, head band, simple skirt, or shirt. Returning campers or more experienced sewers will review the basics and select projects that could include items from the beginner list, an apron, recycling t-shirts or jeans, a bag or a garment. Advanced campers may also bring their own pattern/materials to work on in camp.

Duck Tape Unstuck
Learn the art of creating with Duck Tape. Not your grandpa's gray...but shades of blue, green, purple, red, orange and yellow! Create Duck Tape fabric that can be used to make bags, pouches and wallets.. Or recycle your old shoes or notebooks into works of art for next school year! This class is set up like a studio where you are shown many possibilities and given instruction, helpful hints, tools and lots of Duck Tape - but it's your imagination that gets unstuck!

Japanese Surface Design
Dive into Japenese textiles! Pam will share her knowledge of Japanese techniques by exploring indigo dying and shibori to create beautiful hand dyed fabrics. Then layer these using Sashiko stitches to create a work of art that you can hang. We'll also weave beautiful yarns into woven rug-mugs!

July
15-19

Imaginary Worlds: Dream Drawing
Grades 4 & up; 1-4pm; Mon-Fri; $175
Spend each day exploring the mysterious realm of dreams. Share experiences of dreaming, from what it is we see in our dreams to how our dreams make us feel, and use those experiences as inspiration to draw our own imagined worlds. Work in a variety of drawing media, such as pencil, markers, pastels, colored pencils, collage, and pen and ink to create worlds of various atmospheres, environments, and fantastical characters.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

Steph Kunze is a visual artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She earned her BFA in illustration with a minor in creative writing from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.  Originally from Minnesota, she returned to the state after graduating in 2012. She has since exhibited and sold her work in a variety of art galleries and art fairs throughout Minnesota and beyond.  As an artist, she creates drawings characterized for their dreamy scenes of imagined characters and environments

July

16-19, 22

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel Camp #2
Grades 4 & up; 9:30am-12:30pm; Tues-Fri, Mon; $175
Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. Complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes, old shoes, and bring a hair-tie for long hair.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

July
15-19



Camp Inventions: STEM FUN!
Grades K-6; 9:30am-4pm; Mon-Fri; $235
Join the Innovation Force and solve the world's challenges while battling a sinister team of super villains led by the Plagiarizer! Be inspired by the stories of inventors such as Nikola Telsa and Sumita Mitra, invent your own superhero gadgets and save the world from plagiarizers and other villains. Parents: this camp exposes children to world-changing inventors and presents them hands-on challenges that emphasize STEM proficiencies.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

 

July
15-19


Invention Project: STEM FUN!
Grades 6-9; 9:30am-4pm; Mon-Fri; $235
Youth in the Invention Project experience ten learning modules, drilling into everything from kinetic sculptures and bionic arms to game design and prototyping sunglasses. The week offers many opportunities to invent and to explore marketing those products. Learn about innovation and entrepreneurship of Post-it Notes co-inventor Spencer Silver, Nike co-founder William Bowerman and more.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

 

July
22-26

As a full time art teacher, Merribeth Peterson loves doing, making, and creating art with kids of all ages. The wild imagination and pure excitement that comes from her students are the reasons she loves teaching art. In her own art, drawing, painting, printmaking, and
wheel-throwing are some of her favorite mediums to work with. She currently teaches art to grades K-12 in Goodhue, MN.

Messy Munchkins
Grades Pre-1; 10am-12pm; Mon-Fri; $175
This hands-on experience engages all of the senses to spur curiosity and wonder! Students will be engaged in a variety of art endeavors including painting, collage, building, story time, reading, movement, and a huge variety of daily activities. We are child-guided in this camp, introducing children to art tools and their use, then allowing them to launch on their own explorations.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 11:30am Friday.

July
22-26


Wildlife Wonders: Aligators, Ants, Angelfish & More!
Grades 1-5; 1-4pm; Mon-Fri; $175
Do the bright colors, amazing patterns, and cool textures of the outdoors amaze you? Come be inspired by the details of animals, insects, plants, birds, sea creatures and more in this wildlife-themed camp. Explore a new medium and subject each day to create nature-themed artwork. We'll work with tempera paint, watercolor, sharpie, chalk and even clay! If you want to try a little bit of everything while creating stunning artwork, this camp is for you.

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

Merribeth Peterson instructor.

July
23-26, 29

From Mud to Music!
Grades 1-5; 9:30am-12:30pm; Tues-Fri, Mon; $175
Ceramics can be so much more than bowls and cups! Spend a week creating wind chimes, bells, whistles, flutes and other musical instruments. Decorate your pieces in a modern style, or use the traditional decorations of indigenous peoples from around the world.

*Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on Monday.

Karen Flynn has a degree in design from the University of Minnesota and has been working in ceramics for 4 years. “I enjoy handbuilding functional pottery and whimsical pieces.”

July
29-
Aug 2

Sculpture Welding 101
Grades 5 & up; 9:30am-12:30pm;
Mon-Fri; $175
Welders and saws and jewelry, Oh My! Create your own stainless steel sculpture using bending, welding, grinding and polishing. Also create your own piece of metal jewelry by cutting, bending, and polishing sheet metal. Have a great time learning fun techniques to make these metal masterpieces to decorate your home and yourself!

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 12pm Friday.

Veteran instructor Doug Snyder is a professional (and zany) sculptor with a BFA degree from Drake University.

July
30-
Aug 2, 5

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel Camp #3
Grades 4 & up; 1-4pm; Tues-Fri, Mon; $175
Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. Complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes, old shoes, and bring a hair-tie for long hair.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

July
29-
Aug 2

Wood You Like to Play?
Grades 1-5; 1-4pm; Mon-Fri; $175
Led by a full-time sculptor, you'll work on both functional and fun wood projects including a real working lamp, a personal wall hanging for your room and other wood assembling fun. Hammer, cut, glue, paint your fantastic wooden creations!

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 3:30pm Friday.

Veteran instructor Doug Snyder is a professional (and zany) sculptor with a BFA degree from Drake University.

July
29-
Aug 2

Twin-tastic Art Adventure!
Grades K-4; 9:30am-12:30pm;
Mon-Fri; $175
Here's a camp with so many projects your head will spin! Speaking of spin, spin art on a pottery wheel! Or design your own hand print doodad catcher, make a cactus/rock garden, collaborate on canvas paintings, quill paper, bomb your bath, paint on glass, use nature's designs in a mosaic, light up your life with a luminary, paint on crackle paste, batik some flowers, change your art into a new art form and experience a whole lotta fun! Art instructors and identical twins, Ansley and Alaina, will bring excitement for art in this week long camp of thinking and creative exploration. Choice & options included!  P.S. Don't miss the scavenger hunt!

Parents are invited for a show & tell at 12pm Friday.

Ansley & Alaina Travo instructors.

Aug
5-17

Poppy Lear has been directing young people for more than 25 years. She directs the musical plays for all four middle schools in Rochester.

Amy Heetland has been teaching piano locally in Rochester for the past 20 years.

Musical Theater:
Into The Woods Jr

Grades 2 & up; 1-4pm;
Mon-Fri; $235

If you love to sing and act, this camp is for you! Auditions on the first day and then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! Your imagination will help us create minimal set pieces as we focus on memorizing the songs and speaking lines. At the audition, plan to sing a short song, with the piano to help... something from "Into The Woods," Happy Birthday, or anything else you'd like, as long as you bring piano music. Be careful what you wish for as a cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical!

There will be 2 performances. 7pm on Aug 16 & 2pm on Aug 17.

Aug
5-9

Panels & Gutters: The Art of Comics and Cartooning
Grades 4 & up; 9:30am-12:30pm;
Mon-Fri; $175
Dragons, wizards, talking cats, goldsh with top hats, caped crusaders, robot squids and more! Learn a variety of techniques used by cartoonists, illustrators, and graphic novelists. Make your own comics by practicing basic drawing exercises, character design, story planning and execution. Using good, old-fashioned pencil and paper, inks, markers, crayons, construction paper. We'll begin by exploring the
basics and we'll nish up with students making their own original comics. Comic book pros and new students welcome!

Daniel Bruins has been obsessively drawing giant robots, time wizards, and phoenix roosters for over a decade now. She graduated from the Luther College art program in 2014 and works full time as a print technician in Red Wing, Minnesota. When not sand-blasting accomplished peoples' names on fine crystal, he works on a variety of independent comic book and animation projects. "This will be my third year teaching the comics course and I absolutely love the energy and creativity that these kids have!"

Aug
6-9, 12

Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces
Grades 4 & up;1-4pm; Tues-Fri, Mon; $175
Here's a week of carving and turning lumps of clay into faces, creatures, aliens and robots!  Start with more realistic human masks, then get creative with whimsical and creepy mugs and planters. Bring your crazy ideas for five fun days of sculpting clay.

*Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on Monday.

Karen Flynn has a degree in design from the University of Minnesota and has been working in ceramics for 4 years. “I enjoy handbuilding functional pottery and whimsical pieces.”