Summer Programs

Summer Programs - 2019

Take a peek right and below to see the fun from Summer 2018.

Stay tuned for more information about our wonderful 2019 summer programs! Outside of GNS families are welcome to enroll in Summer Programs.

Radiant Child Yoga Summer 2018

Session 1: June 25-29

Session 2: July 2-6

Session 3: July 9-13

Session 4: July 16-20

Morning Program (9:00am-12:00pm): $250 per week

Extended Day (12:00-3:00pm): $200 per week

Both Morning and Extended Day Programs are open to children ages 3.5-7 years

Instructor: Lumina Gershfield Cordova

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Questions? Email Lumina here.

About Radiant Child Yoga

Young yogis who attend will learn yoga and breathing exercises to keep their bodies strong and flexible, along with relaxation exercises to help them feel calm, confident and connected. We will also explore creativity through daily yoga-inspired crafts, and delve into community and cooperation skills with partner and group yoga. Games such as Yoga Freeze Dance, Detective Yoga and the Intuition Game will keep children curious and engaged. We will have snack time each day at 10:30, so please pack a nut-free snack for your child to enjoy.

Space is limited to 12 children per week for the morning program and seven children for the extended day program. Lumina will be joined by an assistant teacher for the full length of every day.

Radiant Child Yoga Schedule

Morning Camp

9:00 Arrival Circle

9:15 Yoga Class and meditation

10:00 Snack Time

10:30 Art

11:00 Free Play outside or inside

11:30 Closing Circle - yoga games, partner work, songs

12:00 Pickup

Extended Day

12:00 Bathroom Time/prep for walk to Common/review safety rules

12:30 Careful walk to Cambridge Common (weather permitting, otherwise indoor planned activity at GNS)

1:00 Picnic lunch at Common

1:20 PLAY at the park!

2:00 Careful walk to GNS

2:30 Bathroom Time

2:40 Closing yoga circle

3:00 Pick Up

About the Instructor

Lumina Gershfield Cordova, M.Ed., RCYT, has taught yoga to children and families in Cambridge and Somerville since 2012. She was trained in Radiant Child Yoga by the amazing Checka Antifonario and assisted at GNS Yoga program for the two years before leading the program last summer. Lumina's heart-centered teaching strives to awaken and nurture mind-body awareness in her young students and to empower them to have focus and peace amidst our tech saturated modern lives. Radiant Child Yoga was founded by Shakta Khalsa in 1999 as one of the country's first children's yoga programs. Lumina is also trained in Kundalini Yoga by Mahan Rishi and Siri Bani Kaur, teaches annually at the Millis Ashram Fall Fest and holds a Master's Degree in Art Education from Portland State University. She is the mother of two young yogis, age 3 and 5, and she is married to an Accountant/Kundalini Yoga Teacher from Peru. Lumina cherishes the peaceful connection created by their family yoga and meditation practice at home.

Summer Picassos - Summer 2018

Session 1: July 23-27

Session 2: July 30-August 3

Morning Program (9:00am-12:00pm): $ 250 per week

Morning Program open to children ages 3.5-7 years

Extended Day (12:00-3:00pm): $200 per week

Extended Day open to children ages 4-7 years

Instructor: Stacy Minicucci

Questions? Email Stacy here.

About Summer Picassos

In this program children learn about the works of great art masters through fun, open ended, hands on experiences like making mobiles like Calder, creating collages like Matisse and making prints like Warhol. This exciting early exposure to art history helps young children build on their observation skills and gives them an understanding of history and culture in an engaging and developmentally appropriate manner.

For 2018 our Summer Picasso artists will become time travelers. Each artist will create their own time traveling machine that we will jump into daily. Our adventures will take us to places like the Italian Renaissance, the roaring 20s, and even into the future. Each day we will travel to a different time and create open-ended process oriented art inspired by the artists of that time. So whether you attend for one week, two weeks or multiple summers, each day is a new fun experience.

Space is limited to fourteen children per week for the morning program and seven for the extended day program. Stacy will be joined by an assistant teacher for the full length of every day.

Summer Picassos' Schedule

Morning Camp

9:00 Drop Off/ Free Play and Art Exploration

9:30 Time Traveling circle

9:50 Artist of the Day activity/ Free Play

10:20 Snack

10:30 Outside Time

11:00 Second Circle with books

11:15 Beautiful Stuff Treasure Box exploration

11:45 Art Show

12:00 Pickup

Extended Day

12:00 Bathroom Time/prep for walk to Common/review safety rules

12:30 Careful walk to Cambridge Common (weather permitting, otherwise indoor planned activity at GNS)

1:00 Picnic lunch at Cambridge Common and Outside play

2:15 Careful Walk to GNS and Free play indoors

2:45 Clean up, prepare for pick up

3:00 Pick Up

About the Instructor

Summer Picassos is offered by Stacy Davidson Minicucci, M.Ed., an Early Childhood Educator with over 20 years of experience working with local children and their families. Stacy is skilled at bringing out the best in all children through the expressive arts. She holds Commonwealth of Massachusetts Teacher Certifications in Special Needs and School Counseling and is an EEC Certified Preschool Teacher. Stacy is the creator of the popular early childhood art curriculum, Preschool Picassos. During the school year Stacy teaches for the The Beautiful Stuff Project where she presents Treasure Box Workshops in community classrooms. Summer Picassos was created six summers ago because Stacy, a Cambridge mom, recognized a gap in available services. She was looking for her own daughters to have a little bit of structure and socialization over the summer but also wasn't ready to put them in a larger full day camp with older kids. Summer Picassos was her solution. They say, “Do what you love and you won't work a day in your life!” Well, Stacy loves art history, working with young children, and having flexibility to spend time with her family. The success of Summer Picassos and Preschool Picassos has allowed Stacy to be the kind of mother and professional she always dreamed of being.

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