Summer Camp Description:
We live in a fast-paced world. Boys and girls are involved in so many activities today, and parents are consumed with schedules and deadlines. The family night time meal and other opportunities to teach good manners are being replaced by other interests.
The irony of course, is that manners matter in every aspect of our lives. Parents understand the concept that teaching good manners at an early age can create a firm foundation on which their children choose to live. I am so fortunate to be able to reinforce that concept through my camps and classes.
The material we cover is age appropriate and designed to “grow” with your child. Our goal goes beyond teaching the rules of etiquette. The focus is to reinforce the skills your child is learning at home by allowing them to use them in situations created through
fun activities, videos, games and more, all designed to build their confidence in most social situations.
For those of you who have been to Manners Camp before, this summer is an all-new camp with basic fundamentals
the same, but new activities and lots of fun. Hope to see you all soon.
Day I -The History of Manners: Why are they important?
Introductions, Common Courtesies, Respect, The Handshake, Eye Contact
Day II – Appearance and Image: How are they linked to having good manners?
Grooming, Hygiene, Appropriate Dress, Posture, First Impressions
Day III – Communication Skills:What is most effective?
Listening, Telephone Etiquette, The Handwritten Note, The Internet
Day IV – Public Manners: Who’s watching?
Good Host, Good Guest, Good Citizen, Good Sportsmanship, Setting Examples
Day V – Dining Skills: Does where we use them really matter?
Basic Rules and Behavior, Proper use of Utensils, The Napkin, Handling Accidents, Body Language, 3-Course Meal
Check Summer Schedule for pricing
Cost of Course – $150.00
Mad About Manners
Classes held in the Fall and Winter (TBA in August)
Time invested: 4 consecutive Sunday afternoons.
For middle and high school students. Boys and girls will meet separately for 1-hour the first 3 Sundays, and together for 2-hour session the last Sunday.
The topics covered are:
Communication Skills – Effective ways to communicate with teachers, parents and other adults.
Internet and cell phone use – What’s appropriate and when?
Hygiene and Grooming – Appropriate dress, taking good care of our bodies, posture, organizational skills. Girls will enjoy make-up tips from a local artist; Boys will learn how to tie a tie, tuck shirts in and where their waistlines are.
Social Behavior – Discussion on facing the road ahead – Focusing on presenting oneself to others; Putting communication and grooming skills together, what roles each play; Building Confidence.
Dinner and Dancing – This Sunday will be a 2-hour class for the boys and girls together. Your child
will enjoy a 4-course meal while practicing their best table manners. They will then spend an hour with a local dance instructor practicing the dance steps he teaches them. All participants will be invited to a Spring Dance with DJ and
dance instructor-parents are welcome at this Spring event!
Cost of Course – $195.00
Pass the Peas, Please
Ages 5 years through 5th grade.
This is a 1-hour class perfect for those children who want to polish their table manners. This class focuses on table behavior and some basic etiquette rules. It’s a great way to get ready for the holidays or any upcoming important event. We will enjoy a snack at the table while implementing what’s been taught.
Cost investment – $25.00
This is a 1-hour class on behavior in the social situation of a tea party. Many children attend birthday parties at young ages. This class is designed to teach ease and self confidence at these parties. We will “play dress up” and focus on Host and Guest Manners while enjoying a cup of tea and cookies.
Cost investment – $20.00
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club and Lincoln School.