We have a new Art Studio at SMA where campers can focus their creative energy on projects that are fun, inspired andr have meaning in their lives. Creating art can be a powerful process of self discovery or simply an expression born from emotion and experience. Our staff is there to teach campers new art skills, guide campers through the creative process and help stimulate creative ideas in campers. Our specific projects include:
People do not usually associate “Creative Arts” with an “Adventure Camp,” but every summer we are amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of the campers involved in the art studio. Spending time in the art studio also offers campers an opportunity for quiet space (or loud depending on who is in charge of the iPod) to channel other energy.
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished player, Music Jam/Rock Band is an amazing opportunity to be in a band and play music with other campers and staff. You are welcome to bring your own instrument, however, we have an array of instruments including
Each camp session we gather musicians and create a band of campers and staff. We collaborate to find common ground on songs, set lists and arrangements. Cover songs are often played, but original tunes happen, too.. Our genres include rock, classic rock, progressive, blues, R&B, bluegrass, jam band and rap! Campers sign up for Music Jam/Rock Band as a morning activity and work towards a live performance during Power Hour. We also have a digital recording studio where we can record all of our practice sessions and live shows. SMA is an overnight summer camps for teenagers and we love to rock!
Culinary Arts is offered during our afternoon activity and takes place in our camp kitchen. Our extremely patient cook and kitchen assistant orient campers to the kitchen and instruct campers on nutrition, food preparation and cooking. Campers will work along side our cook and kitchen staff on menu items including:
A highlight of each camp session with the Culinary Arts Activity is when campers spend time picking fruits or berries during the first part of the activity and then use these fruits or berries to make desert! This activity is not for the serious chef but rather for campers who love to cook meals, create food, roll up their sleeved and “get into” their work!
The “Radio DJ” Activity is offered during morning activity, which is a three hour block of time. Campers spend the first 45 minutes planning the radio show; they collaborate play lists and plan special guest interviews including staff and phone interviews with veteran campers. The Radio DJs then record a two hour show that will be re-played that night during the Power Hour of Freedom, dinner & evening crew. (Click Here to see our Daily Schedule) The show is broadcast over our new closed circuit, in-house speaker PA system and allows everyone in camp to hear the show.
The format for the show will include:
WSMA is a popular activity at SMA. One veteran campers says, “Music is such a big part of life at SMA each summer, and campers love to play DJ in the vans with their iPods on road trips. The camp radio station is great way for campers to express themselves through music and current information and share it with our camp community.”
At Stone Mountain Adventures you have the opportunity to adopt a baby bunny for the time you are at camp. As a “parent” you are responsible for feeding and watering your bunny every day and cleaning the cage every four days. You will often find campers hovering around the bunny hutches, naming their bunnies and making signs for their cages during Art Studio. Bunnies are cuddly and cute, and will “love you back” if you treat them with care and respect. Adopting a bunny at Stone Mountain Adventures is the highlight of the summer for some campers.