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Campfire

Every day, children gather around a small campfire for silly stories from a fly and an unpredictable turn of events. They are invited to add anything they wish to the campfire, from fruit monsters to boogers.




30 mins per session
Up to 5 sessions every week
5-8 year olds
2-8 children per session
$10 per session

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Description

Campfire is an extracurricular program that meets every weekday. Together we explore an expansive world on a browser page as our own characters. Your child is invited to add anything they want from passenger trains to hidden restaurants! This is a wonderful ritual for children to check in with each other every week and share their creativity and imagination.

We want to create a new kind of digital space for children to be with each other, where they can explore and build a world together, where their hearts and imaginations can feel excited, curious, powerful, and vulnerable.


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Facilitators

Kay Liang leads this virtual roleplaying journey with her passion for storytelling and experimental art. She loves to make tiny things in reinvented spaces where magical experiences can unfold. Kay studied Printmaking and Computation, Technology and Culture at Rhode Island School of Design.

 Maria Gerdyman is an unruly friend and occasional sculptor who loves cutting out what the kids draw and hearing what they have to say. Tim is their favorite character to act because he never seems to know what he's doing, and the kids always have a funny way of helping him figure it out. Maria studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design.


Current Participants




Times

Mondays to Fridays
9-9:30am ET

Thursdays
4-4:30pm ET


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FAQ

What will my child need for Campfire?
  • Campfire is run on Zoom.us. You will need to install the Zoom Desktop App.
  • Required Materials: Pencil, Paper, Phone/Camera
  • Optional/Recommended Materials: clay, pipe cleaners, scrap fabric, popcicle sticks, colorful tape, cardboard, stuffed animals, food etc.

What skills can my child develop in Campfire?
Roleplaying, Collective Worldbuilding, Game Asset Making, Improvising, Turn-taking, Self-Expression.

What are some of the activities in Campfire?
  • Designing our own characters, homes, markets, objects, outfits etc. through drawings, sculptures and found objects.
  • Exploring and creating new zones every day like dinosaur land, the observatorium, the radio station and the underground train station.
  • Inventing new ways to play, travel and communicate inside Campfire.
  • Connecting and sharing our days with fellow players.



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