Spring Break Holiday Camp presented by mainstages

  • Where: Shibley Day Camp Theater & Gaga Area (Attara in inclement weather)
  • Dates: March 29th-April 2nd
  • ***Times: 9 AM – 1 PM***
  • For: Children currently in grades 1-6
  • Cost: $475 – Use code Shibley50 for $50 discount if enrolled for summer 2021

***This is a drop-off and pick-up program***

mainstages is a New York City based theater and entertainment company owned and operated by a Shibley family. They will provide fun entertainment to intentionally encourage SAFE SOCIALIZATION throughout the week. Children will participate in interactive game shows, scavenger hunts, and more. Each day will have a special theme. Simply pack some snacks (no nuts and no sharing) and we will provide the rest.


Program Questions: Email matt@mainstages.com or call (347) 878 – 2431

Registration and additional information: https://www.mainstages.com/register-shibley-day-camp/


Safety Precautions:

  • Spring Break Camp will take place at and around our outdoor theater.
  • In the case of inclement weather, we will move to our tented area (1st option) with a large indoor space as a backup if we must go completely indoors.
  • All staff and children will wear face coverings at all times except for when eating snacks.
  • Children will wash hands and sanitize throughout the day.
  • Children will be temperature checked before they are admitted to camp.

Why Shibley is Perfect for Our Family – Guest Blog

EverGREEN: Promoting & Exhibiting GREEN Values All Year Long

An “EVERGEEN” is a tree or plant with foliage that persists and retains its color throughout the year. It is- forever green.

I like to think of this when I think of Shibley. We remain evergreen even when the camp season is over. At the core of everything that we do at Shibley are our GREEN values: generosity, respect, empathy, endurance and nurture. These values are talked about and encouraged throughout the summer season.

We see the green values symbols throughout camp. We have green Fridays and we praise a camper when they exhibit one of these values. We invite our families to participate in off-season events that help us in keeping the GREEN shining bright throughout the year!! Our staff models behavior we expect from our children at these events and during each day at camp.

How to encourage these values at home:

As a parent I like to continue encouraging and incorporating the GREEN values in my home. I want these values to permeate through my house all year long. I want my children to be little everGREENS 🙂 I think that one of the best ways to do this is through stories and books. There are so many fantastic books that focus on each of our GREEN values. Here are some of our family favorites. I hope you enjoy them!

Generosity:

  • Piggie and Elephant: Should I Share My Ice Cream? By Mo Willems
  • Can I play too? By Mo Willems
  • A Visitor For Bear By Bonny Becker

Respect:

  • The Earth book By Todd Parr
  • Do Unto Otters- A book about manners By Laurie Keller
  • Pout Pout Fish and the Bully, Bully Shark By Deborah Diesen

Empathy:

  • You, Me and Empathy By Jayneen Sanders
  • Empathy is your Superpower By Cori Bussolari
  • We’re All Wonders By R.J. Palacio

Endurance:

  • Leopold By Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer By Andrea Beaty
  • What Do You Do With A Problem By Kobi Yamada

Nurture:

  • Have you Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud
  • Maple and Willow Together By Lori Nichols
  • Stick and Stone By Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld

Why Summer Camp Is More Important Than Ever This Summer

When is the last time your child made a new friend? Tried a new activity? Spoke to an adult they hadn’t met before? We have all avoided people we don’t know since mid-March of 2020, and we cover our faces with masks so that a simple smile or greeting to a stranger is rare and may even go unnoticed. Many children are going to school remotely and have avoided any interactions outside of their household for the better part of a year. Those who have attended school in-person and those who have continued to attend after-school activities are spending time with coaches and teachers that they know and trust in smaller-than-usual class sizes.

Fortunately, Megan Ranney, M.D., M.P.H, an emergency-medicine physician at Brown University, told Business Insider that we’ll start seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in the spring. This is great news for everyone and especially our children. But how can we ensure our children will be comfortable in social situations they’ve been missing for a year? Camps will play an integral role in preparing our children to re-enter a society they may not be comfortable with.

5 Reasons Why Camp is Important After a Year of Remote Learning:

Read the complete article here: www.nymetroparents.com