Beats and Boards
Beats and Boards combines skateboarding and electronic music to get kids engaged in their creative brainspace and active outside in the fresh air and sunshine, having fun with new friends.
For our music sessions, children work together in groups to craft a piece of music that they record and share with their family at the end of the camp. We use analog hardware instruments, so there are no screens involved. The experience is highly explorative; instruction time is kept to a minimum to allow children more time to play.
Our Skateboard sessions start out on foam mats to minimize risk and make the learning process safe and fun. Our curriculum was developed by USSEA (United States Skateboard Education Association). It places strong emphasis on incremental progression and awareness of body dynamics. Children are taught all the necessary skills before getting on a rolling board, so that they can be successful in their first experience and get that exhilarating feeling of achievement when they get rolling on their own.
We incorporate mindfulness, community building, and emotional intelligence into our program so that the children can get a well rounded experience.
We work with all families regardless of income to make this opportunity available for all children in our community.
July 6th-10th B&B
August 24th-28th B&B
August 31-September 4th B&B
Beats and Boards Teen Session
Based on our program for younger students, this offering will allow teens to get deeper into the process and learn the basics of synthesis, sound design, music theory and composition using analog hardware instruments. In addition we will be covering the basics of DJing, and an intro into using a DAW(digital audio workstation).
This course is designed to give your teen the basic foundation for creating amazing sounds to open up them up to the fun and exciting world of music production.
Our skateboarding will mostly be done at city parks around town, we use the USSEA curriculum to help teens get a better understanding of the body dynamics involved in skateboarding so they can be successful. We will cover all the basics including skatepark etiquette, and safety.
This camp is for 12-16 year olds.
Art and Music Camp
For the student that leans more toward the creative side, we have a full week of exploring different mediums, including printmaking, clay and paint.
Music will be taught primarily using analog hardware instruments, but acoustics elements will also be involved.
We'll be playing games outdoors and explorations, with at least one trip to a nature trail planned.
July 20 - 24
Outdoor Adventure camp
A great opportunity for your kids to deepen their connection with nature through exploration, native plant knowledge, basic wilderness skills, history, and fun.
Wilderness basics covered will be: shelter, water, navigation, emergency procedures, fire making and how to practice respect and care of the earth.
Sessions will take place at local parks.