2017 Summer Programs In Residence at The Hudson School

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All summer offerings at The Hudson School are open to any interested students within the age requirements listed below, in addition to our Hudson School community.

WORLD PEACE GAME

A hands-on political simulation
for middle school students

Monday, June 26- Friday, June 30
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Open to Children in Grades 5-8 (except current Hudson School 5th and 6th graders, as they will be playing the game in school. So, 5th & 6th graders from other schools are welcome!)
(Free)

The WORLD PEACE GAME is a hands-on political simulation in which middle school students take on the roles of prime ministers, refugees, tribal leaders, and UN officials and explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of 50 interlocking economic, social, and environmental crises under the threat of imminent war.

This summer only from June 26-June 30, we will be offering a free week-long World Peace Game Camp running from 9:00 to 12:30 for middle school students.

Guided by the life work of educator John Hunter, The World Peace Game Foundation uses the game to foster the concept of peace not as a utopian dream but as an attainable goal to strive for, and to stimulate the creative development of educational tools for this effort.

For more information see John Hunter’s TED talk or visit:   www.worldpeacegame.org

This March 2017 the current 6th at The Hudson School will play the first World Peace Game in Hoboken from March 6-24.  Hudson 6th grade participants are not eligible for the summer game. The camp is open only to middle school students (from both The Hudson School and the community at large) who are ineligible to participate in the 6th grade game.  Space is limited.  To secure your place, print, complete and return the attached application to:

Catharine Baldwin at The Hudson School, 601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ  07030 cbaldwin@thehudsonschool.org

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After a training with John Hunter, Catharine Baldwin is now a certified facilitator of the World Peace Game. 

THEATRE MAGIC TOOLBOX

An Interactive Workshop Series for Kids
Monday July 10- Friday, 28
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

($325/wk, $900 for all three weeks)

Theater Magic Toolbox, an offering from The Hudson School’s Summer Sound Play Theater Program in-residence, is an exciting opportunity to learn various theater-crafts, helping students to create their own “box” of tools they put into practice for a truly magical ensemble experience.

This fun, hands-on, and interactive day camp is available to children 5th grades – 12th grades
(students can be going into the 5th grade). Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, July 10 – 18, 2017.   No previous theater experience is required.

Each week, Director Vivian Hasbrouk and visiting teaching artists will guide young artists in a different weekly “scenario” culminating in an improvised performance at the end of each week. Students will craft the scene soup-to-nuts through theater games and hands-on activities and workshops in:

  • Acting and Scene Development
  • Improvisation
  • Physical Theater and Comedy
  • Costuming and Stage Make-up Design
  • Lighting, Theatrical Effects, and Multimedia
  • Set, Prop Design and Production
  • Sound and Music
  • Stage Management and The Production Process

Students can sign up for one, two, or all three weeks of the series. Cost for the workshop is $325 per week, or $900 for all three weeks.

Information and Registration
Vivian Hasbrouk (201-736-7055) or vhasbrouk@thehudsonschool.org
Send your APPLICATION now to secure a place!
Enclose $325 deposit payable to The Hudson School/Summer Theatre Toolbox

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VIVIAN HASBROUK is a co-creator/writer and teacher of PowerPlays CLE-approved advocacy and performance skills courses and has taught non-verbal communication and presentation skills for NYU and Hofstra Law Schools. She has a BA in movement theater and social dynamics (cum laude) from University of South Florida (honors program with Jeffrey Jones and Eric Overmeyer), and also completed the acting conservatory at Towson University, where she was classically trained in voice, movement, dance, acting, and directing. A professional masters class coach and teacher for over 16 years, Vivian has taught and directed over 30 productions for regional, professional and educational theater companies. As staff director from 1999 -2003, and TYA artistic director for 2003-2004, Vivian helped develop a critically acclaimed new acting technique called “Del-Sign,” combining Del Sartre’s movement techniques and American Sign Language for New York’s award winning children’s theater company, Interborough Repertory Theater. Casting studio and independent film since 1993, Vivian has worked on over 20 films for such notable Directors as Martin Scorsese, Maggie Greenwald, Mike Nichols, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Krueger, Martin Brest, Gary Ross and Christopher Columbus. At the 2000 SundanceFilm Festival, Vivian along with casting partner Ellen Parks won the Cast Ensemble Award for the musical film Songcatcher. 2015-16 will be Vivian’s eleventh year of teaching theater for Hoboken Charter School’s ArtsBridge and Drama Club Program. In 2010, along with her talented students, she won her first Character In Education award for daring drama with a production of A Thousand Cranes. Viv is excited to be teaching American Sign Language and Theater in her third year at the Hudson School.

 3D DESIGN

A Crash Course in 3D Modeling for Middle School Students
Monday June 26 – Friday, June 30

Open to Children in Grade 4 – 8
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

($300)

This one week comprehensive camp will introduce students to the two main strategies for 3D design: constructive geometry and 2D extrusion.

Students will learn the constraints of 3D printing and design their own accessories for an existing robotics kit. They will have the opportunity to produce multiple printable objects or perfect a specific design. Children will have the opportunity to use their 3D modeling skills in the Robotics course offered the following week. Students are not required to sign up for both weeks. The classes will be taught in sequence, but can be taken separately.

Information and Registration

Email Rusty Laracuenti: rlaracuenti@thehudsonschool.org

Send your APPLICATION now to secure a place!

Enclose $100 deposit payable to The Hudson School

ROBOTICS

An Introduction to Robotics for Middle School Students
Monday July 10 – Friday, July 14
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Open to Children in Grade 4 – 8
($400 – Price Includes Robotics Kit)

In this week-long camp, students will be introduced to sensors and control systems associated with modern robotics and will learn how to use code to autonomously navigate a physical environment. Each day they will reprogram their robot to react and perform differently given a set of constraints.  

Students will have a chance to plan and implement their own custom modifications to the function and aesthetic of the robot.

Information and Registration

Email Rusty Laracuenti: rlaracuenti@thehudsonschool.org

Send your APPLICATION now to secure a place!

Enclose $150 deposit payable to The Hudson School

LEADERSHIP/SOFT SKILLS

Free Your Inner Jedi
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, June 26 – August 11
Open to children ages 8 – 15
4:00 – 5:00 PM

($200 for all 7 weeks)

The Leadership/Soft Skills program uses intellectually stimulating exercises, projects and games to encourage the exploration of inquiry, initiative, adaptability, critical thinking, negotiation, delegation and proper presentation.

While cultivating the skills they will need to build strong, successful relationships participants will learn how  to find their voice and showcase themselves and their work in the best way.

What are Soft Skills? Soft Skills are defined as the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively with other people. They include, but are not limited to: Presentation and Public Speaking – Communication (with individuals and within a group)  – Negotiation – Delegation – Adaptability – Initiative – Critical Thinking – Time management –  Conflict resolution – Teamwork – Critical thinking – Emotional Intelligence (Empathy) – Consideration – Honesty  – Preparation – Organization

What do Yoda, Martin Luther King Jr. and Maya Angelou all have in common? Their ability to affect and influence people was unquestionable-but their real power lay in the way they could empower people. People followed Dr. King through torment and peace and were inspired by his example to be catalysts of change. Maya Angelou was an influence and inspiration to both Tupac Shakur and President Barack Obama. Yoda was the oldest, wisest and most influential of all the Jedi.

Everyone has the capacity to be a Leader. Some people simply don’t know how to access their inner Jedi. Through play, exploration, art, drama, engineering and physical activities you will learn how to communicate, negotiate, delegate, adapt, take initiative, resolve conflict, think critically, prepare and organize effectively and empower yourself and your peers.

This class will include:

-Improvisation and other Theatre games

-Building with Kinex, Legos and other materials

-Balloon relay races, sack races and obstacle courses

-Engineering with gumdrops, marshmallows and spaghetti, making DIY catapults

-Fencing (with inflatable lightsabers)

-Dodgeball (foam balls), Volleyball and other physical activities

-Building a life-sized house out of recyclable materials, and more

For more information, or to register, email

giftofsoftskills@gmail.com or visit 

www.giftsoftskills.com

Leadership/Soft Skills and Public Speaking Rhetoric – Amanda Sawyer has been teaching students of all ages for over ten years.  Her passion is watching students acknowledge their growth and take pride in their achievements as they begin to see themselves as individuals with the ability to better their society. Amanda has taught Social Skills, Chess, French, Theater, and Dance in addition to tutoring students in Math and English. She is currently a substitute teacher for the Alt School in New York, and she teaches Soft Skills, Leadership and Public Speaking at the United Nations International School, The Hudson School and other schools in New York and New Jersey.

​In New York Amanda has taught at the Leman Preparatory School, the Packer Collegiate School, the Resurrection Episcopal Day School,  The Hewitt School, The Manhattan Church of Christ and more. Amanda has also taught students from Allen Stevenson, St. Bernard’s, Dalton, Horace Mann, Ecole International and Chapin outside of school.

PUBLIC SPEAKING & RHETORIC

Mondays & Thursdays, June 26 – August 11
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open to Children ages 8 – 15
($200 for all 7 weeks)

The objective of this program is to prepare students for the myriad situations both in and out of academia that require formal and informal presentations.

Students will explore the art of Rhetoric and Public Speaking through a number of games and project based learning activities. Students will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research at The University of Cambridge. Students will learn about the three pillars of rhetoric and how to apply them so that they may become confident persuasive speakers.

This class will include:

-Debate

-Impromptu speeches

-Informative speeches

-Persuasive speeches

-Creating a commercial and learning how to market a product

-Improvisation

-Creative Writing

-Pitches

-Cold calls

-Interviews   

For more information, or to register, email giftofsoftskills@gmail.com or visit www.giftsoftskills.com

Leadership/Soft Skills and Public Speaking Rhetoric – Amanda Sawyer has been teaching students of all ages for over ten years.  Her passion is watching students acknowledge their growth and take pride in their achievements as they begin to see themselves as individuals with the ability to better their society. Amanda has taught Social Skills, Chess, French, Theater, and Dance in addition to tutoring students in Math and English. She is currently a substitute teacher for the Alt School in New York, and she teaches Soft Skills, Leadership and Public Speaking at the United Nations International School, The Hudson School and other schools in New York and New Jersey.

In New York Amanda has taught at the Leman Preparatory School, the Packer Collegiate School, the Resurrection Episcopal Day School,  The Hewitt School, The Manhattan Church of Christ and more. Amanda has also taught students from Allen Stevenson, St. Bernard’s, Dalton, Horace Mann, Ecole International and Chapin outside of school.

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