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After School Clubs

Interesting and unique clubs run by experienced guides.

Open for learners of all ages from AABC and other schools. 

The next session starts April 29th

Dungeons & Dragons

Ages: 8-15 years old

When: Wednesdays, 4:10 - 5:15 pm

We will introduce communal storytelling where the characters can react in their own ways to difficulties, work with others to come to a consensus and deal with unintended consequences in a space safe for exploring each participant's imagination and creativity.

One group will be guided by 

Erik Cheski, who has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over 20 years and running games professionally for the last 5 years.

The second group will be guided by 

Jennifer DeValue, a longtime English tutor, board game editor, social media coordinator, and Game Master with a passion for inspiring self-expression.

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Robotics

Ages: 12-16 years old

When: Fridays, 3:15 - 5 pm

Design, build, and code a fully functioning robot and participate in the Robotics First Tech Challenge competition.

Develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of innovation and teamwork.

Sign up for more details.

The club will be guided by Peter Girgis, an engineer and scientist with 15 years of experience in the MedTech, Pharma, and Healthcare industries.

Peter is leading key initiatives in the Women’s Health and Cancer space at Becton Dickinson (BD), and before that worked as a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kessler Rehabilitation Center, specializing in research for Multiple Sclerosis, TBI, and Alzheimer’s.

Peter holds a Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Photography

Ages: 8-14 years old

When: Wednesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

We will explore the wonders of photography and learn how to take amazing photos with our cameras or smartphones. We will learn about light, colors, compositions, portraits, emotions, and memories and develop creative thinking skills. 

 

The club will be guided by Noam Ekhaus, a fashion, portrait, and fine art photographer and a creative director with over 10 years of experience. Noam graduated with an MS in Neuroscience and Education at Columbia University and has taught photography, storytelling, and neuroscience. 

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Yogi Journey

Ages: 6-9 years old

When: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

or Thursdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

“Yogi journey” class is filled with poses, games, songs, stories, imaginative play, and activities that engage children and give them the tools to feel stronger, calmer, happier, and more peaceful inside thru meditation.

We will start the yoga journey through learning about yoga poses, working with breath, mindfulness and playing to find balance.

The club will be guided by

Shira Vinik, a yoga and pilates instructor for almost a decade. Shira guides people to find their self inner light and looking to plant the yogi seeds in the little ones.

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Pop-Rock Music Introduction

Ages: 8-15 years old

When: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

We will introduce basic chords, song forms, and melodies through contemporary pop-rock music. At the end of the session the students will hold a performance. No previous music experience or playing an instrument is required.

The club will be guided by

Michelle Gorman, a full time musician and a private music teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. Michelle is proficient on guitar, piano, bass guitar, vocal, and percussion instruction, and most recently directed performances at School of Rock Cresskill. 

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Magic Tricks

Ages: 9-16 years old

When: Thursdays, 4:10 - 5 pm

In every meeting, we will see magic tricks and reveal their secrets. We will prepare magic tricks and learn how to perform them in front of an audience. 

The club will be guided by 

Greg Winick, a professional magician who has been running 

magic classes for years. 

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Ceramics

Ages: 6-9 years old

When: Mondays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

or

Ages: Parent and Child Club

6-12 years old 

When: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

Wwill explore different types of ceramic vessels through hand-building and fun techniques for creating with clay. 

The club will be guided by

Corrine McConville, a working artists with a Bachelors in Studio Art and a Masters in art education. When Corrine is not teaching art classes you can find her in her art studio in Garnerville, NY.

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East meets west: Mandarin fun

Ages: 6-9 years old

When: Wednesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

or

Ages: 10-14 years old 

When: Thursdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

We will get to know the wonders of the Chinese language and culture through play and interactive learning. The club is targeted at non-native speakers and aims to get learners excited about Chinese culture, history, and language.


The club will be guided by Jessie Lee,  a native speaker originally from Singapore, who has experience teaching Chinese in elementary schools in Singapore. Jessie graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School and has worked with young kids and college students in sports, language, and entrepreneurship.

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SmART Games

Ages: 6-9 years old

When: Wednesdays, 4:10 - 5:10 pm

or

Ages: 5-7 years old

When: Mondays, 4:10 - 5:10 pm

The kids will play, explore, connect, and have endless fun with games they create. The game-creation process sparks creativity, initiative, encourages teamwork and cooperation.

The club will be guided by

Bell Telem Goudsmit, an educator with a degree in physical education and the founder of B SmART 'n Play. 

More Details

  • The clubs are in-person at the AABC school, 300 High St. Closter, NJ (online option is unavailable).

  • The current session runs between April 29th and July 1st, 2024.

  • The clubs are for beginners and more experienced level participants. Sign up for details.

  • The cost is $25 per meeting, and the payment is for a session in advance.

  • Clubs will open with a minimum number of students. Spots are limited, so hurry and sign up.

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