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peachtree entrancePeachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter is located at 402 N. Wal­nut Avenue in Cookeville, Ten­nessee, and is an edu­ca­tional non-profit orga­ni­za­tion. The land and build­ing that houses the Peachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter was built and ded­i­cated to the pur­poses of God in 1927. From that time on it has served many fam­i­lies and hosted sev­eral diverse expres­sions of worship.Our cur­rent expres­sion is focused upon train­ing and encour­ag­ing the next gen­er­a­tion to com­mu­ni­cate through the arts by pro­vid­ing a safe place for stu­dents to explore and par­tic­i­pate in the cre­ative dis­ci­plines. Along with our estab­lished Home­school Arts Enrich­ment Pro­gram that has been pro­vid­ing qual­ity arts edu­ca­tion for the past 20 years; we are presently devel­op­ing addi­tional youth classes, camps, and adult classes. 

Peachtree is also ded­i­cated to the pre­sen­ta­tion of sea­sonal pub­lic art shows, music recitals, and per­for­mances, includ­ing those specif­i­cally ori­ented to outreach.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:

June — Mon­days and Wednes­days from 9:30 AM — 12:30 PM

July — Mon­days through Thurs­days from 9:30 AM — 12:30 PM (begin­ning the week of July 6)

 

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Summer Camps 2015

summer day campsPeachtree is glad to announce our Sum­mer Camps for ele­men­tary stu­dents.  Enroll­ment is lim­ited and camps fill up quickly so early reg­is­tra­tion is encour­aged to ensure space in the camp of your choice.

Descrip­tions for our camps are included in this post.  Our stu­dents will have the oppor­tu­nity to explore their cre­ative side through music, art, pot­tery and weav­ing. Added this year is our Horse Camp and Farm Camp at Raisin’ Acres.  We are excited to pro­vide each of these qual­ity expe­ri­ences for the grow­ing hearts and minds of chil­dren in our com­mu­nity. We hope your fam­ily will join us!

Camp Costs:

Camp costs are included in the camp descriptions.

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

Please print and fill it out the reg­is­tra­tion form above and return it with 1/2 of your full camp cost to Peachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter, 402 N Wal­nut Ave. Cookeville, TN 38501.  The final pay­ment is due the first day of your cho­sen camp.

Can­cel­la­tion Policy:

You may can­cel your child’s camp reg­is­tra­tion up to 2 weeks before the first day of that camp.  A 20% admin­is­tra­tive fee per child per camp will be assessed for all cancellations.

Pack a snack:

There will be one snack time dur­ing each camp ses­sion.  Please send a small non-refrigerated snack labeled clearly with your child’s full name.  Because of the increas­ing num­ber of campers with nut aller­gies, Peachtree is a nut-free cam­pus.  We ask that you refrain from send­ing your camper with any food con­tain­ing nuts.

Cre­ative Crea­tures Camp

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

June 29, 30 and July 1, 2

Ages 3 to 5 years old

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Cost $75

Cre­ative Crea­tures Camp is a 4 day camp where your lit­tle ones will come learn, explore, cre­ate, and have fun in the arts! Each day we will intro­duce a new crea­ture that will be our artis­tic inspi­ra­tion for the day.  We will start the day off with an art les­son where we will cre­ate fun crea­ture cre­ations using all sorts of art medi­ums.  After art, we will have a snack and game time. Then, end our time with a fun cre­ative move­ment class explor­ing the basic ele­ments of dance, as well as use our bod­ies to learn and move like our new crea­ture friends!  Whether your child likes to hop like a bunny, fly like a bird, or crawl like a bee­tle… This is the camp for them!

Please pack a snack.

This camp will be led by Anna Bailey.

Horse Camp 101

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

June 29, 30 and July 1, 2

Ages 8 to 12 years old

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Cost $125

Horse Camp 101 is designed for the begin­ner stu­dent inter­ested in horses and is an intro­duc­tion into their won­der­ful world.  No prior rid­ing expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.  Campers will learn basic horse­man­ship fun­da­men­tals, horse anatomy, horse vocab­u­lary, horse care, how to think like a horse, and why horses think like they do.  Campers will study and iden­tify dif­fer­ent horse breeds, col­ors, mark­ings, and gaits.  Campers will explore the his­tory of horses, horses in art, and meet some famous horses of the past through edu­ca­tional activ­i­ties, games, and arts & crafts.  The high­lights of this week of camp will be expe­ri­enc­ing some hands on time with a real live horse and vis­it­ing a horse farm.  Class size is lim­ited to 10 campers. Please bring a lunch, snack will be pro­vided.  Campers are to wear long pants & closed toe boots with at least ½” heel.

This camp will be led by Cat­rina Howell.

Pot­tery Camp

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 6, 7, 8, return­ing for glaz­ing July 24

Ages 6 to 12 years old

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $100

Roll up your sleeves and come join us for a fun filled week cre­at­ing artis­tic & func­tional pot­tery pieces. The first three days will be prepar­ing the clay, adding tex­ture, defin­ing shape, and cre­at­ing indi­vid­ual mas­ter­pieces.  We will take a 2 week break for the pieces to dry and the campers will return to glaze them. The fol­low­ing week we will have a date set for you to pick up your campers cre­ations.  If you kid­dos are not afraid to play in the mud, this is the camp for them!

This camp will be led by Heidi Weidner.

Peachtree at Raisin’ Acres Farm

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 13, 14, 15, 16

Ages 8 to 11 years old

9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $100

Have fun learn­ing about dif­fer­ent aspects of a small farm/homesteading. Due to the nature of this camp only 10 campers will be allowed.  Var­i­ous activ­i­ties and top­ics include:

  • Soil health, grow­ing veg­eta­bles, har­vest­ing veg­eta­bles, mak­ing salsa, mak­ing pesto
  • Herbs iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, grow­ing, dry­ing, using, mak­ing teas from herbs & flower cut­ting and arrangement
  • Goat and chicken care and feeding
  • Milk by hand, care of milk & mak­ing prod­ucts with milk

Sherri Stick­ler will be lead­ing this camp as it is her fam­ily farm. Projects may vary depend­ing on what is going on at Raisin’ Acres and what is in sea­son.  Chil­dren will be pro­vided with some hand­out infor­ma­tion and will be tak­ing items home that they make.

Upon reg­is­tra­tion, fam­i­lies will receive direc­tions to the farm and will be respon­si­ble for drop­ping off and pick­ing up their chil­dren each day.

Lego Camp 101

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 13, 14, 15, 16

Ages 8 to 11 years old

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $100

This 4 day camp will teach the basics of Lego Robot­ics and intro­duce stu­dents to the First Lego League style of com­pe­ti­tion.  Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to build, pro­gram and exe­cute var­i­ous pro­grams using the Lego Mind-storm Robot Kits.  They will also have the oppor­tu­nity to work as part of a team to exe­cute mis­sions dur­ing a mini 4 day com­pe­ti­tion.  Par­tic­i­pants will be intro­duced to con­cepts such as mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, com­puter pro­gram­ming and logic. Campers are to bring a snack.

Erick Bar­rett will be lead­ing this camp.

Advanced Lego Camp

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 27 — 30

Pre­req­ui­site Required

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $100

This 4 day camp will build on what was learned in Lego Camp 101 or Lego Camp Sum­mer 2014. Par­tic­i­pants will explore the use of sen­sors and exper­i­men­ta­tion in their prob­lem solv­ing process, as well as advanced build­ing styles.  Par­tic­i­pants will be intro­duced to the prob­lem solv­ing method and prac­tice using Logic and Sys­tems to solve a vari­ety of prob­lems.  They will also have the oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a 4 day com­pe­ti­tion as part of the class. Prior par­tic­i­pa­tion in a basic camp or in First Lego League is a pre-requisite to this camp.

Erick Bar­rett will lead this camp.

Fiber Arts Camps

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 13, 14, 15

Ages 6 to 11 years old

9:30 to 12:30 – Each camp is one day

Cost $35 per day

July 13 – Tie Dye Day: Come play with color and make a fun and funky Tie Dye T-Shirt!  Dur­ing this work­shop you will learn ways to fold, roll, and tie your shirt to make dif­fer­ent designs and pat­terns.  Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy!  It’s going to be a blast!

July 14 – Felted Masks:  Who doesn’t love dress­ing up? Well, by the end of this class you will have a new piece to add to your dress-up wardrobe.  Dur­ing this class, you will learn how to make a fab­ric by wet felt­ing wool and then dec­o­rat­ing your mask with nee­dle felt­ing.  By the end of this class, you will have learned new felt­ing tech­niques and leave with a beau­ti­ful mask that is sure to be the envy at any mas­quer­ade ball!

July 15 – Fiber Dream Catch­ers:  Dur­ing this work­shop, you will learn about all dif­fer­ent types of fiber (wool, alpaca, bam­boo, etc.) and how that fiber is turned into usable mate­r­ial.  Get hand on expe­ri­ence with card­ing and spin­ning fiber on a drop spin­dle. Once you have turned your fiber into yarn, you will then use your hand­spun yarn to cre­ate a one of a kind dream catcher. So come join all the fibery fun!

Each of the above fiber camps is led by Kate­lyn Dunn.

Turk­ish Art Forms & Cul­ture Camp

Sum­mer Camp 2015 Reg­is­tra­tion Form

July 20 — 23

Ages 6 to 11 years old

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $100

Our friend, Lori Vaughn who is an art teacher at Oasis Inter­na­tional School in Ankara, Turkey will be home this sum­mer and is going to lead a spe­cial camp for us. She will be teach­ing campers about Ebru (Turk­ish mar­bleized paper), ana­to­lian car­pets, and beau­ti­ful cave paint­ings found in Cap­pado­cia. Lori was a teacher at Peachtree Learn­ing Cen­ter before going to teach in Turkey and we hope you will join her for this won­der­ful adven­ture through Turk­ish arts right here in our town!

Please bring a snack.

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