Charlotte's Web by Ellyse McIntyre

INTERMEDIATE SUMMER CAMP • AGES 8 TO 12

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Charlotte's Web by Ellyse McIntyre

JULY 4 TO 8

$575

9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

Each year, one lucky winner is tasked with dreaming up the best summer camp creation the Lyceum has ever seen. Ellyse McIntyre has not let us down. Taking a classic piece of children’s literature, we’ll spend this week weaving our own artistic magic in the same way that Charlotte wove her web. We’ll take the time to learn the language of watercolour, mastering each brushstroke for a background to the most stunning shadowbox scene. To make sure it captures the attention of passersby, each student will be invited to make characters out of Sculpey clay, as well as wooden bead Fern complete with hand-sewn dress and ponytail. We’ll also propagate spider plants rooting them in water before giving them a new home. We’ll nestle our spiders in our own knotted macrame hangers representing Charlotte and her weaving ability. We take our “Charlottes” home to hang on the last day of camp.

Each day Ellyse will hand out a memory character pin for acts of unsolicited kindness and we’ll feast on Charlotte’s Web-themed snacks specially chosen by the creator herself. To end with a quote from Ellyse herself, “Well I’ve read a lot of books, but I think this is one that would be a great equalizer because the author doesn’t dumb it down for younger children. Basically it has all the lessons for life you need in one little book.”

The books...

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