Usdan is deeply committed to inspiring a lifelong appreciation of the arts, a deep connection to our natural environment, and a healthy self.
The Recreational Arts program augments Usdan’s core mission to support campers’ creative development by encouraging physical fitness and an appreciation of the natural world. This comprehensive approach to our children’s creative, spiritual, and physical development makes Usdan unique among camps in our region. Set in an idyllic woodland forest, our campus spaces are joined together by walking paths and are designed for optimal enjoyment of fresh air and natural light. Across campus, students can enjoy nature walks, splash in two large outdoor swimming pools, play sports on multiple playing fields, as well as practice yoga and archery.
Each day, students spend a dedicated period enjoying a Recreational Activity of their choice. Each of these activities, with the exception of Recreational Swim, can also be chosen as a Minor.
2018 Recreational Arts classes
*Please note: 2019 Recreational Arts classes will be announced in November and are subject to change*
Archery; Free Swim; Games, Hoops and Nets; Instructional Swim; Quidditch; Tennis; Yoga.
(Each of these classes can also be selected as a Minor, except for Free Swim.)
For more detailed information, please visit our Classes page.
Games, Hoops & Nets
Lead Teacher - Quidditch
Lead Teacher - Yoga
Lead Teacher - Tennis
Lead Teacher - Tennis
Lead Teacher - games, hoops and nets
Lead Teacher - archery
Artist and yogi Karine Falleni has been practicing yoga for 20 years and instructing for 13. She has taught for Canyon Ranch and Miraval Resort in Tucson, AZ in addition to Charter schools, community outreach programs and local studios. Karine has done extensive trainings in yoga therapy, prenatal and Anusara. She has taught a wide range of classes including meditation, restoratives, and breathing, in addition to all levels of alignment based Hatha. She is passionate about bringing yoga outside of the traditional studio and making it accessible to all.
What are you proudest of in your career?
I'm just grateful to lead a life that allows me to pursue what I love.