Electives

Electives offered this year are listed below.

Children will participate in one elective on Thursday and one elective on Friday. 


PLEASE NOTE:  ONCE ELECTIVES ARE ALREADY FULL (THIS WILL BE INDICATED BELOW) THEY WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE LISTS IN THE ELECTIVE CHOOSER.

Please use the link below to select your choices 

 

Electives Chooser

 

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PATCHWORK


Description: Make you own pot mitt out of fabric scraps. Learn the basic techniques for patchwork so that when you get home you can make more patchwork designs. They would make wonderful gifts for mothers or grandmas or you can keep them and use them yourself.

What to Bring: Basic sewing skills will be helpful but not compulsory
Age Limit: Only available for age 9 and older.

Quilted Potholders - easy use for scraps, especially batting:

SURVIVAL

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL Description: Learn some great handy survival skills from a highly experienced kiwi bushman.
What to Bring: Warm clothes for working outside.
Age Limit: Any age
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DRAMA

Description: Learn some great drama skills and grow in confidence, while having a barrel of fun with a fantastic drama teacher.
What to Bring: A smile.
Age Limit: Any age

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BEAUTY SCHOOL

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL

Description: come and learn how to make your very own natural skin products.  Fun afternoon pampering yourself with things products you will find around your home!  We'll be making face masks, lip glosses, hand creams.   Take home your samples and other recipe cards

What to Bring: Your skin.
Age Limit: Any age

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MAKE A DESIGNER PAIR OF SHOES

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL

Description: Create your own personal unique shoe design with fabric paint and tie-dye. Using silhouettes as a method on your shoes to make them extra special. You will be able to be walking round will the coolest shoes in town.
What to Bring: A pair of plain white canvas shoes - these can be purchased at The Warehouse for $10 or less.
Age Limit: Any age.


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CANDLE MAKING


Description:  Leave camp a qualified candle maker! Come and learn how to make your very own candle.  You'll get to try some different techniques and take home your creation and an instruction card for making more at home.
What to Bring: A smile
Age Limit: Any age


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PAPERMAKING


Description: Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Not only will you be able to find out but you will be able to make your own from recycled products! We have multiple different colours for you to get creative with your paper making. Use old paper to make new better than ever paper! You will go home a fully qualified paper maker sure to impress!
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What to Bring: Old clothes.
Age Limit: Any age


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MASTERCHEF

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL
Description: For those budding chefs, keen to add some new skills and recipes to their repertoire.  This group will be learning to make sushi (however this may be subject to change).
What to Bring: An apron and something to tie back long hair.
Age Limit:  Would better suit 8yrs or older.

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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL
Description: For those budding chefs, keen to add some new skills and recipes to their repertoire.  This group will be learning to make lamingtons (however this may be subject to change).
What to Bring: An apron and something to tie back long hair.
Age Limit: Any age but would better interest younger children.

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STRING ART

Description: Experiment with different shapes, colours and string to create your very own creative string art. Nail your own design onto some wood and let your colourful skills flow. Use any design you want to make it especially awesome!
What to Bring: Covered shoes.
Age Limit:  Would better suit 8yrs or older.

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CAKE DECORATING

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL

Description: Cake decorating - Fondant tools, techniques and tricks with Steph the Chef.  This elective is about showing you some of the basic tools that you use with fondant (fondant is kinda like edible playdough that you decorate cakes with). I'll provide you with a small cake and we will cover it with fondant, get a nice smooth finish and then use the tools, cutters and moulds to create beautiful designs and added details to the finished product. This can be delicate work, so some patience is required, but you will learn some useful skills to WOW your friends and family!    
What to Bring: An apron and something to tie back long hair.
Age Limit: Ages 9 and up unless have had previous decorating experience.
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JEWELLERY

Description:
What if you could make a necklace to wear with that new outfit, or design earrings for your friends? Jewellery making is more than just threading beads on string. In this elective you will learn about patterns, spacing, and making it match. It's fiddly work and takes a bit of concentration and patience but its totally worth it. At the end you will have something totally unique.
Age Limit: Any age


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TILE MOSAICS


Description: Have lots of fun with shapes, sizes, colours and much more while making your very own unique tile mosaic. You can bring along some design ideas if you want, if not don’t worry there will be design ideas already there. Google is your friend if you don’t know what a tile mosaic is. You can arrange your tiles in anyway you like, just come along, enjoy, and remember to have fun! See the example below.
What to Bring: Warm clothes for working outside, and covered shoes.
Age Limit: Any age

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KNOTS AND NAVIGATION

Description: Learn some great handy knots as well as how to navigate using a compass.
What to Bring: Warm clothes for working outside.
Age Limit: Any age

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COOKIE ICING- FOR CAKE DECORATING BEGINNERS


Description: This delicious elective is easy to do, a bit like doing a colouring in book, but you can eat it afterwards!  You will learn some piping and flooding techniques that creates professional looking cookies. You will also use colours to make amazing effects and designs. You can take your cookies home with you and show off your skills that are beyond your average gingerbread men.
What to Bring: An apron and something to tie back long hair.
Age Limit: Suits younger kids or beginner cake decorators

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CLAY CREATIONS

Description: Learn a variety of techniques and tools for making stylish wall art to hang up at home.  Work done with air drying clay so it can be painted at home without needing to be fired.
What to Bring: Smile. Creativity.
Age Limit: Any age

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ELECTRONICS

SORRY THIS IS NOW FULL
Description: Learn how to solder together a basic electronic circuit, while making your very own launch-pad countdown timer to take home.
What to Bring: Surcharge of $5 to cover parts.
Age Limit: Any age but would be better suited to 8yrs and older.


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ROCKET STOVES

Description: Look at different designs of rocket stoves, build a rocket stove and attempt to cook something edible on it!
What to Bring: Warm clothes for working outside.
Age Limit: Any age
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SIGN LANGUAGE

Description: Spend the afternoon with an international Sign Language Interpreter.  Learn basic signs, play games, and simple conversation skills.
What to Bring: Smile and a good memory.
Age Limit: Any age
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DOODLE ART

Description: 
Learn to use squiggles and lines to create a masterpiece. Discover different techniques and patterns to draw. Create inspiring doodle art with bumps and flowers and many more intricate designs. By the end you can go home and impress all your friends with your awesome new drawing skills.
What to Bring: Surcharge of $5 for materials.
Age Limit: Any age


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CARD MAKINGDescription: Put your skills to the test with colours, patterns, sizes, shapes and much more, you can make your very own one of a kind pop-up-cards to impress all your friends and family. You will go home ready to be the top card giver at any event.
What to Bring: Good scissor skills and smile.
Age Limit: Any age


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ROCK PAINTING

Description: Use your artistic skills to paint some wonderful designs onto rocks! We have a range of different designs and coloured paints for you to be imaginative, paint anything you want onto big rocks, small rocks, flat rocks and smooth rocks.
What to Bring: Old clothes.
Age Limit: Any age.


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GEOCACHING

SORRY THIS GROUP IS FULL

Description: A modern day treasure hunt using a GPS.
What to Bring: Warm clothes and good walking shoes.
Age Limit: Any age

 

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