Camp Gateway offers a wide variety of specialty classes. Use the checkboxes on the right side of this page, to find the classes for you. Please note that this searchable list of classes does NOT provide information about the enrollment status of a class. To see if a class is available, full or canceled please click on one of the green and yellow “REGISTER” buttons.
Camp Gateway is excited to announce a new partnership with A.N.T.S. Tennis! Gateway fourth grade teacher and certified coach Kurt Almendras uses the revolutionary A.N.T.S. philosophy and curriculum to teach skills that will help campers both on and off the court. The A.N.T.S. method focuses on healthy youth development and also brings a supportive team environment to what has traditionally been a very individual sport. This unique approach is coupled with age appropriate smaller nets and racquets along with larger tennis balls to make children more immediately successful in their early tennis experiences. Through the “most touches possible partner work, practice AND play” philosophy, your child stays engaged the entire class. Young players develop faster AND get the chance to really PLAY tennis! Equipment is provided but you can also purchase the age appropriate equipment if you would like to keep it after the class is over.
Lights! Camera! Action! Join professional actor Ralph Peduto for this acting workshop. Children will get on-camera experience and widen their appreciation and understanding of film, TV and other media. Children will also learn skills and techniques of on-camera acting, camera awareness, auditioning, performing, script analysis and more, while having lots of fun!
Calling all animal enthusiasts! This class continues the work we have been doing in our perennial camper favorite, Animal Lovers. Through a combination of field trips, walking explorations and classroom visits from animal experts, children will get up-close-and-personal with a variety of feathered, scaly and furry friends. The perfect class for budding veterinarians! Transportation will be provided as needed from the Gateway campus.
Educator and artist Judith Cogan leads students to a different region and culture each day, exploring mainly through art making, but also through music, dance, storytelling, food and language. Students will take a creative journey to Ghana (Adinkra and Kente cloth printing, drumming), Mexico (yarn painting, papier mache sculpture), the Pacific Northwest (Inuit printmaking, totems), Aboriginal Australia (dot paintings) and more.
Educator and artist Judith Cogan teaches this hands on workshop for enthusiastic young artists. Experience art making through the influence of some of the great masters of recent history. Students will learn about the life and times of each artist before making their own inspired pieces.. The diverse styles of Andy Goldsworthy, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Vincent VanGogh and Louise Nevelson will be the springboards for students’ own artwork.
Long time Camp Gateway staff member and classically trained ballerina, Bridget Smith, leads this class for students interested in Ballet. Bridget brings her years of training at the National Academy of Dance together with her camp experience to create a welcoming and low pressure dance environment. Students will choose a story and use a combination of the techniques they learn and fantasy play to produce a small scale. Ballet shoes and attire not required.