Summer Programming

A list of summer camps hosted on the RCS campus and facilitated by staff members.

PEACEFUL WARRIOR SUMMER CAMPS

The Wandering Swordsmen

Phil Ferguson and Mark Hanf

Peaceful Warriors hone body, mind and spirit to protect freedom of belief, their community, and the land. Play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to BUILD YOUR CHARACTER and strengthen the peaceful warrior within. Each of the 3 weeks will include:

– Fully-Padded weapons training
– Agility courses and games
– Centering and meditation practices
– Costume creation and crafting
– Storytelling and philosophy

  • WHO: 9-14yrs  CO-ED
  • WHEN:  3 sessions (see dates below) – MondayFriday – 9am-3pm
  • WHERE:  Rainbow Community School  574 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC
  • COST – $333 per week (email about discounts for multiple weeks and/or campers)

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/PeacefulWarriorCamps/

Register via Email:  Contact Phil   thewanderingswordsmenllc@gmail.com

Video:  https://vimeo.com/157863723  (Great introduction to the sport and philosophy of The Wandering Swordsmen)

July 3-7: Peaceful Warrior Camp– Week of the Monk. 
Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.
Serenity. Perception. Grace. A warrior monk hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect their freedom of belief. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the warrior monk within us. We will use fully-padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the monk’s sword and open hand style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the simple cloth tools of the monk, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!
July 17-21: Peaceful Warrior Camp– Week of the Knight. 
Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.
Devotion. Honor. Leadership. A knight hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect their chosen people. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the knight within us. We will use fully-padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the knight’s sword and shield style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the hardened metal tools of the knight, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!
August 7-11: Peaceful Warrior Camp– Week of The Ranger. 
Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.
Adaptability. Wildcraft. Dexterity. A ranger hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect the land they live within. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the ranger within us. We will use fully-padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the ranger’s dual sword and archery style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the pliable leather tools of the ranger, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!

Camp fee is $250 for the week, with $50 due upon enrollment.

To enroll, please email Ali at ali.banchiere@rainbowlearning.org with your name and your child’s name, age and grade.

Staying Sharp Summer Camp

Ali Banchiere & Jenny Armocida

July 31-August 4, Rising 1st-4th Graders ($250) 9AM-3PM

August 7-11, Rising 5th-8th Graders ($250) 9AM-3PM

 

Student Support Coordinator, Ali Banchiere, and Sixth Grade Teacher, Jenny Armocida, will be leading academic, organizational and creative activities to help your child transition into the new school year with ease and confidence. Camp will be held in 6th grade class and on the RCS campus.

Rising 1st- 4th Grade Activities Include:
  • Reading, Math, Handwriting and Writing skills
  • centering activities and mindful movement
  • arts and crafts
  • social skills and teambuilding games
  • outdoor games and water play
Rising 5th-8th Grade Activities Include:
  • Reading. writing. grammar and spelling
  • Math review based on Singapore Math curriculum
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Effective organizational habits and routines
  • Typing and word processing
  • centering and mindful movement
  • engineering challenges and teambuilding games
  • arts and crafts
  • outdoor games and water play