Explore Summer Camp

Jana Marie Foundation’s Explore Virtual Summer Camp provides rising 6th – 12th grade students a fun, interactive journey that enhances connection with self and others through creative techniques, games, and service.

Explore Virtual Summer Camp

beginning June 15 

see below for complete schedule 

Open to rising 6th-12th grade students

About Explore

Camp will meet online through zoom for two hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week of camp. A list of camp supplies will be sent prior to each session. Students may attend for one week or all five weeks.  Due to the generous support of the community, there is no cost to participate in this camp.

Explore! Summer Camp is virtual summer camp for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Through interactive and hands-on activities that explore ourselves and how we connect with others, students will learn tools to increase self awareness and how to become their best selves, as well as have fun and connect with others.

Daily activities will include:

*using art, music, writing, and other creative techniques to spark conversations

*playing games and sharing fun to strengthen connections

*devoting time for journaling, discussion, and reflection

Each week explores a different theme:

Week 1:  Grow. June 16-18, 2020:
This camp is offered to people who identify as female and explores how we have grown and continue to grow as people. “Who and what are my roots, what do they give to me?  What are my strengths and how do I nourish myself for growth?”  will be among the topics considered through drawing and poetry.

Week 2: Journey.  July 7-9, 2020
This camp is offered to people of all genders as we consider, “What do I love and what am I good at?  What would I love to learn how to do and what are my goals around what I want to do?  Where have I been and where do I want to go?”  Through writing and mapping we will explore how to turn our dreams into reality. 

Week 3: Express. July 21-23, 2020
This camp is offered to people who identify as female and explores different ways we communicate with others.  “What is my favored way of communicating?  How can I tell when or if I have really connected with someone?  How can I be a good listener?”  We will be developing playlists, making comics and creating tactile artwork to explore all the ways we express ourselves and communicate with others.

 Week 4 Play.  August 4-6, 2020
This camp is offered to people who identify as female and celebrates the importance of play and having fun as they relate to our well being.  “What brings enjoyment into my life? How do I ensure I’m making time for fun?” We will be developing games and fake advertisements as we explore how having fun is not only healthy but, well, fun!

Week 5 Share. August 18-20, 2020
This camp is offered to people of all genders and explores the role sharing ourselves with others and being part of a community has in our lives.  We will also be considering the importance of boundaries. “When and how do I set limits for myself?  How do I know if I am sharing too much?” are just some of the questions we will consider.  This week will include the development of a service action that might be helpful to another, such as writing letters or creating artwork for others of their choice.  We will also be developing artwork that helps campers express their boundaries.

At this point our virtual summer camps are full. Please email info@janamariefoundation.org if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.  Thank you

Registration Form

At this point our registration is full for all weeks of camp. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist, please email info@janamariefoundation.org.