Lagertha-Viking Shield-Maidens

PRETEEN & TEEN SUMMER CAMP • AGES 10 TO 18

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Lagertha-Viking Shield-Maidens

AUGUST 15 TO 19

$275 + GST

6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Mighty by name and mighty by nature, the legacy of the Vikings is legendary. For this camp, we’ll take a special focus on the history of female vikings and their gods. We’ll learn about their seafaring journeys to new lands, channeling this newly acquired knowledge into a media collage canvas, complete with wooden veneer viking ship and dragon figurehead. In the latter half of our week together, students will design and craft their own shields, giving special attention to the different shieldmaidens that both protected and raided. With lifesize rounds of wood, we’ll paint with acrylics and add leather bracings, so that these shields can be hung in a room of your choosing. By incorporating symbols from Viking art and jewelry, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the originals and ours. As much as the vikings were raiders, they were also impressive farmers and took pride in self sustenance. Accordingly, we’ll put on a viking feast, making sure to leave out the roasted horsemeat of yesteryear and include fresh local farm produce that will leave campers definitely wanting more.