It's going to be a short week, so this is going to be a short post. We'll only be opened MONDAY and TUESDAY this week, but we've got some fun stuff planned for both of those days! MONDAY: We're going to try some improvisational comedy with a trial run of "Whose Basement is it anyway?" … Continue reading Be prepared for Thanksgiving, come to the Basement!
Today's a beautiful day outside! Maybe we can get some cornhole going! TUESDAY: Nick will be taking folks to the Barre skate park. If you want to go, you need to get a permission slip signed by your parents and have it with you tomorrow. Nick will be leaving the Basement promptly at 3:30pm. For … Continue reading Skate Park Trip, Teen Council, and Girls’ Night!
Our largest project at the Basement this summer has been shooting and editing a documentary. All of our daily activities and projects have been interspersed with filming, with teens exploring what its like on both sides of the camera. Little pink Flip Cameras float around the teen center capturing spontaneous moments of laughter, singing, shouting, … Continue reading Documentary Premier Approaches
We had a great time with everyone on Friday! We greatly appreciated all who volunteered and made the race possible; much obliged. And a special thank you to the businesses and establishments that allowed us into their midst for the various stages of the race. The sun was blazing down and the dew-point was high, but everyone … Continue reading Amazing Race Recap
Next Wednesday, July 6, Orca Media will be conducting a training for anyone at the Basement who's interested. We will be learning about the ins and outs of video production. After a short overview of the camera equipment, we will head outside to test out our cinematography skills before returning to Orca to see … Continue reading Videomaking!
Check the calendar page for the new illustrated summer calendar. We've got so much planned and only so much time. You wanted to make a movie, so we've got film-making this summer. You wanted a talent show, so we're doing open mics and concerts. Paintball? Yes. Check out the calendar and pick up a small … Continue reading Summer Calendar
At our May Teen Council meeting, as always, we ate pizza. Eight people were in attendance, not including myself and Nick, and our teen coordinator who led the meeting. Summer Programs and Incentives - because we can only take from 10-12 people on the various trips we'll embark on this summer--Paintball, Camping and Great Escape--we … Continue reading Teen Council