Our Innovative Program
The Ten-Day Challenge:Each camp session offers a different theme and ten-day challenge that provokes campers, in teams, to create a never before seen solution to the session challenge. Our session themes are built around the big ideas of DESIGN, VISION, INNOVATION & EXPERT ADVICE. The goal is to teach campers inventive, creative and critical thinking skills using the Design Thinking Process and the Creative Thinking Model. Our program teaches kids how to “N'Vision the possibilities,” by being innovative, reflective, team players, risk takers, and equips them to be the architects of their future.
The Four Big IDEAS:
Design -The design challenge encourages students to dream up, sketch, and construct with unconventional tools to build something fresh and never before seen with the goal of bringing something radically different to the table.
Vision -Students are taught a wide range of idea creation techniques and strategies to generate fresh concepts. Students then learn how to elaborate, analyze, refine, and evaluate their ideas in order to improve and maximize their creative efforts. They learn how to see through their imagination and envision the possibilities.
Innovation -The innovation challenge inspires participants to challenge their assumptions, think outside the box, engage in lateral thinking and ask “what if” in order to reconfigure ideas and solve problems.
Experts-We bring in experts to share their experience with the campers to support them in the ten-day challenge. The goal is for campers to learn from and apply the skills, strategies and values that the expert shares with them.
What Else Does Camp DNI Offer?
Our afternoons are bubbling over with two exciting blocks consisting of Creative Arts & The Gamer’s Edition. Below is a sneak peak of what an afternoon might look like:
Explorations: Camp counselors will expose campers to an array of cool projects. Campers will select their afternoon "PLO" when they arrive to camp. Imagine, origami, puppet making, and calligraphy. Can’t you just see it? Color, excitement, camper created plays, music and movement, the total “arts” experience!
The Gamers Edition: We don’t keep score. Sometimes we change the rules. We laugh out loud and it’s plain fun. Campers running, chasing, jumping, and hiding are a sneak peak into the Gamer’s Edition. Do you want play?