Our 2013 Curriculum
Our fantastic directors and staff are excited to announce our 2013 curriculum. Classes are filling up quickly! Also, we have reached our Day-Camper limit for Session 2 (there are a few Day-Camper spots available still in Session 1).
Classes Closed in Week 1: Greek Myth, Improv Comedy, LED Art, Lego Robotics, Steampunk, Creative Writing, Parkour 1, 3D Bookmaking, Hogwarts, Chemistry, Roleplaying 1, Sockmonkeys, Megasculpture, LARP Armory & Makey Talky.
Classes Closed in Week 2: Walkers, Games in Theory & Practice, Megasculpture, Alien Life, Conspiracy Theory 101, Creative Writing, Parkour 1, Chemistry, Green Screen, Cooking & LARP Armory.
You can register online here. Or download a pdf of our 2013 brochure and curriculum, which includes a printable registration form: AICL Brochure 2013. After you register, you will need to fill out AICL 2013 Medical Form.
The Administrator’s Game (Eric Elliot) — Nomic: You start with a simple constitution and rules for amending it in a democratic way. By the time you are finished, you will be calling yourself the victor, the king, and everyone else will know you as the campus Machiavelli.
Alien Life (John Allard) — Xenobiology is the study of alien physiology and ecology. You are the xenobiologist.
Better Living Through Chemistry (Brian Radcliff) — From AZT to CFCs, an inquiry into how chemistry interacts with our bodies, our culture, and our planet.
Boom and Crash (John Allard) — Stock market basics, with emphasis on what causes bubbles and crashes. Learn wise investment strategy.
Cinematic Toys (Jennifer Jones) — Learn the principles behind motion pictures by making some of its precursors, like zoetropes, animated flip books, and magic
CIT (Susan Goslee) — A counselor-in-training course that teaches leadership, organization, and tot-wrangling through games and discussion. This is a two-week course; campers must be rising juniors or seniors in high school.
Conspiracy Theory 101 (Danny Kathriner) — Beginning with the single bullet theory surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, students will map out their own theory. Through critical discussion, students will ultimately draw conclusions as to why humans are so fascinated with topics concerning conspiracy.
Cooking (David Dykes) — Five meals in five days, a variety of cuisines.
Creative Writing (Susan Goslee) — Want to write a very short story? A very long poem? A new chapter in your science-fiction masterpiece? A memoir in the voice of your hamster? Then come take creative writing for a chance to start new projects or get feedback on works underway.
Days of Our Camp (Jennifer Jones) — Learn the basics of soap opera storytelling and make your own, whether you like to be in front of or behind the camera.
Flowers of the Southern Wild (E. Rosser) — Find flowers in their native habitat, learn not just their genus and species, but some regional plant lore.
Fool Me Once (Eric Elliot) — How we know knowledge from rumor, facts from notions.
Freud Dynamite (Danny Kathriner) — Students will learn some simple yet fascinating psychoanalytic theories of the great Sigmund Freud. Ultimately students will practice their psychoanalyzing skills by watching and analyzing the movie (and eccentric personality of) Napoleon Dynamite.
Games in Theory and Practice (Jake Morrill) — Design games and play them with your friends.
Greek Myth (Nathan Dagenais) — Tales of wily Ulysses, brave Achilles, Jason, and countless Argonauts.
Green Energy (E. Rosser) — It’s the best energy. Observe and experiment with various forms of ecologically friendly energy sources.
Green Screen (Nathan Dagenais)— With a green screen backdrop you can be anywhere at any time. Film your fantasies using exotic backdrops.
Hogwarts Prep (Eric Elliot) — Unleash your inner witch or wizard. Games, arts & crafts, and discussion all about the Harry Potter book series.
How to tell a Joke (Jake Morrill) — As the bricklayer said to the pregnant lady, “It’s all in the delivery!” No, wait, that should be the mailman. As the bricklayer said to the mailman, “It’s all in the delivery!”
Improv Comedy (Brian Radcliff) — The basics of improvisation: listening, affirming, and finding the game.
LARP Armory (Jayden Romay) — Use PVC tubing and foam insulation to create your own weapon for Live Action Role Playing, then go to battle for king and country.
LED Art (Jayden Romay) — Use tiny LED lights and power sources to make bright pictures and patterns.
Lego Robotics (Matthew Perkins) — Use LEGO software and hardware to create robots that respond to your commands.
Linoleum Prints (Beth Kathriner) — Linoleum cuts are the modern version of woodcuts and are everyone’s favorite printmaking processes that utilize floor covering.
Makey Talky (John Allard) –- Create your own language from the ground up while studying synthetic languages and language theory.
MegaSculpture (Nathan Dagenais) — Huge installations and big sculptures. Really big.
Movement Theatre (Brian Radcliff) — A physical approach to acting. Rhythm, breath, imagination, and the body.
Musical Theater (Jake Morrill) — Put on a play, but with music! The hot new craze that’s sweeping the nation!
Needlecraft (E. Rosser) — Learn to sew, from buttons to patches. Make dolls and clothes, banners and hats.
Neuroscience (Danbee Kim) — Learn how your brain makes it possible for you to use your senses, move your body, and think your thoughts — then build tools to observe them in action!
Parkour 1 (Danbee Kim) — Parkour for younger campers and campers who have not taken the course before. Learn the basics of moving through and across obstacles.
Parkour 2 (Danbee Kim) — For older campers who have taken parkour before, a class on scrambling, jumping, and climbing through any and all terrains.
Pencils (Beth Kathriner) — Basic sketching for budding artists.
Portrait Party (Beth Kathriner) — For all levels of artistic ability. Each day students will learn a few basic principles about portrait drawing. Then comes the party!!! — where students sit together and draw each other using the techniques they’ve learned.
Radio Free AICL (Jennifer Jones) — Share the stories and sounds of camp! Help to create an AICL podcast for posting to the web.
Roleplaying 1(David Dykes) — Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Roleplaying 2 (David Dykes)— Dungeons and Dragons for experienced adventurers.
Rockets (Matthew Perkins) — Build and launch rockets of your own design.
Sign Language (David Kyser) – Learn finger-spelling and the basics of American Sign Language, the most widely used language of the deaf community in the USA. This class also includes an introduction to aspects of deaf culture.
Sock Monkeys (Susan Goslee) — Make sock monkeys and make them dance, dance, dance to your every whim, whether benevolent or malign.
Speech (Eric Elliot) — Learn the hows and whys of public speaking in this workshop class. Skilled orators can inform, influence, and entertain others with the delivery of a speech.
Steampunk (Danbee Kim) — What would the world be like if all of our technology ran on steam and mechanical power? Explore the fashion, literature, and devices of an alternate universe inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.
Stomp It Up! (Danny Kathriner) — A percussion ensemble using our hands, feet, voices and whatever else we can find.
Thanatopsis — (David Dykes) A study and discussion of death in art, music, philosophy, religion, and culture.
3D Bookmaking (Matthew Perkins) — Make the pages of your very own book come alive with various techniques for creating pop-up works of art!
Walkers (Jayden Romay) — One part art, one part engineering, this class will construct walking structures in the style of Theo Jansen.
The Weekly Labadoo (Jennifer Jones) — Be a camp reporter! Help to produce an AICL news blog.
Week One (July 14-20):
|9:00 AM||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||2:30 PM|
|Administrators||Cinematic Toys||3-D Bookmaking||CIT|
|Alien Life||Creative writing||Boom & Crash||Green Energy|
|Greek Myth||Green Screen||Chemistry||LARP Armory|
|Improv Comedy||Needlecraft||Days of Our Camp||Makey Talky|
|Labadoo||Parkour 1||Flowers of S. Wild||Megasculpture|
|LED Art||Rockets||Hogwarts Prep||Movement Theatre|
|Lego Robotics||Sign language||Roleplaying 1||Parkour 2|
|Steampunk||Speech||Sock Monkeys||Roleplaying 2|
Week Two (July 21-27):
|9:00 AM||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||2:30 PM|
|Flowers of S. Wild||Boom & Crash||Alien Life||Chemistry|
|Games in Theory & Practice||Cinematic Toys||Conspiracy Theory 101||CIT|
|Hogwarts Prep||Freud Dynamite||Creative Writing||Cooking|
|Makey Talky||Green Energy||Greek Myth||Days of Our Camp|
|Neuroscience||How to Tell a Joke||Movement Theatre||Fool me Once|
|Pencils||Improv Comedy||Needlecraft||Green Screen|
|Radio Free AICL||LED Art||Parkour 1||LARP Armory|
|Stomp It Up!||Megasculpture||Portrait Party||Linoleum Prints|
|Walkers||Roleplaying 1||Roleplaying 2||Musical Theater|
|Sign Language||Speech||Parkour 2|