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Afterschool Club 2021-2022




Creative Soul Afterschool Club is a place for elementary school-aged kids to learn and develop their creativity through Yoga, Art, Culinary, Drama and Music in the after school hours during the school year! Throughout each week, Club groups will experience each of the specialties. Kids will also have Free Create, Club Connect and snack time each day.

Yoga is led by little om BIG OM, Culinary by Yummy Sprout and Art & Music by Monroe Street Arts Center and Drama by local specialists, and groups are led by talented and passionate Club Leaders! This program is directed by Jamie Gale & Tara Verma.  Read more about our team below! We are incredibly excited to create with school-aged kids all year long!


enrollment process:

Step One:

Complete Enrollment Request Form for your choice of location below.

Step Two:

Enrollment Offers and Wait List Notices will be sent to families within 72 hours of submitting Request.

(Requests for 5-Day Enrollment will be prioritized)

Step Three:

Families complete the process and secure their Club spot by paying a non-refundable deposit equal to two weeks tuition. The deposit will be credited toward your first installment payment in Fall.

Ready to Enroll?

Complete our Enrollment Request Form!

Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee a spot in Club; families will be notified within 48 hours of the status of their request. If there is a spot available, completion of this form is a commitment by the family to enroll.

Creative Soul Club

Club Program Info : 

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Middleton Community Church

645 Schewe Rd, Middleton, WI 53562

(By Pope Farm Elementary!)

Grades 4K - 4


Mon - Fri 2:45-5:15 pm*

*Can't make it by 5:15?

Contact Us to discuss Extended Care Options!

2021-2022 Enrollment Options:

5-Day - $140/week

4 - Day - $130/week

3-Day - $105/week

2-Day - $70/week

Weekly Specialty Schedule:

Monday: Drama

Tuesday: Culinary

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday: Yoga

**Middleton Community Church is warmly welcoming our program into their space; our Afterschool Club is not affiliated with any religious programming or religious institution.

Creative Soul Club - Enrollment Notes:

Enrollment contracts are for the duration of the academic year and Club fees will be billed in 9 equal installments through the year. Families will have 72 hours after Enrollment is confirmed to secure their spot by paying the non-refundable deposit equal to two weeks tuition. This deposit will be credited toward your first installment. We are working with MCPASD to coordinate school bus transportation from Pope Farm Elementary and West Middleton Elementary. If Club needs to close for a period of time due to a positive COVID result of a student or staff member or due to a requirement from Public Health, accounts will be credited accordingly for the days Club is closed.


Q: Can my child attend for part of the afternoon?

A: Yes! Arrival and Free Create will take place for the first part of each day to allow kids to ease into the Club time! Specialty activities (art, yoga, culinary, drama or music) will begin at about 3:45 pm. 

Q: Can I pick my child up at a different time than 5:15?

A: Yes! Pick up is anytime between 4:45-5:15. Club leaders will be helping kids with flexible Club Connect activities during this time so please pick up when it is convenient for you! If your family schedule requires you to pick up later than 5:15 pm, please be in touch with us to discuss options for Extended Care.

Q: Can my child attend activities at both locations?

A: Yes! Please be in touch with us to discuss availability to split enrollment between the Middleton and Madison locations. 


Q: Can my child arrive late?

A: Yes! The first part of Club each day kids eat snack, do homework, and enjoy supported Free Create time. Our main specialty activity begins around 3:45 pm each day, so the time prior to that is flexible!

Q: What about COVID?

A: We have been successfully running our Club program since September, without needing to close, and are very confident in our health and safety protocol! Please see below for our current COVID-19 protocol. With the ever-changing landscape, we are not sure what will need to change by the start of next school year, however we absolutely be following all Public Health guidelines and are 100% committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our Club families and our staff.

COVID-19 Notes:

Our plan is constantly evolving as new information and guidelines become available, with the overarching goal of creativity and community in a safe and healthy environment. Safety measures we will be taking include: 

  • Groups will remain separate from each other at all times and group size will follow local health orders.

  • Thorough cleaning of surfaces and spaces will be a priority, as it always is!

  • Per the Public Health Madison & Dane County Emergency Order, face coverings/masks are required of all who are five-years-old and older when in an enclosed space (exceptions made for snack time). We will follow all mask-related public health orders in place during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • All public health distancing requirements in place during the 2021-2022 school year for child care settings will be followed.

  • Health and temperature checks will be required upon arrival for students and staff.

  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will always available for students and staff and frequent hand washing will be practiced.

  • We will follow all health and safety requirements and guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County regarding quarantines and closures.


Meet the Current Club Team!



Co-Director and Culinary Specialist

Tara is the owner of Yummy Sprout and Co-Director of Creative Soul Camp programs. Her favorite ways to spend her time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing and painting, running, doing yoga and exploring the world with her two daughters.



Co-Director and Yoga Specialist

In her work as the owner of little om BIG OM, Jamie loves to play yoga with kids and give them tools to make their minds and bodies stronger on and off the mat! When she's not directing Creative Soul Camp programs or teaching yoga, she's staying busy with her three adventurous kids!



Program Coordinator/ Drama Specialist

Sarah is an Art



Yoga Specialist

Mia is a little om BIG OM instructor and understands the benefits and importance of yoga and movement for young children. She uses her own practice to help her stay centered, focused and happy. Mia teaches in a kindergarten bilingual classroom at Glendale Elementary in Madison. She completed her 200 hour RYT. Mia is excited to share her passion for teaching young minds how to be self-aware and comfortable with their bodies. Mia has a graduate degree from UW-Madison in Literacy Education. She enjoys running, playing with her dog, trying new restaurants and reading. Her favorite part of yoga is savasana - of course!



MSAC Director of Programming and Music Specialist

Suzy is a passionate musician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Music! She works for Monroe Street Arts Center as the Director of Programming & Marketing, and loves helping create new and fun classes for our families to participate in! She is most often found with her husband and three crazy kiddos! 



Music Specialist


Zach's musical journey started at an early age with his father's love of playing classical music around the house. This led to Zach choosing to study the cello beginning in 5th grade.

He started playing guitar at age 11 when he found an old forgotten electric guitar at his cousin's apartment. Noticing the parallels between the cello and guitar Zach started using the knowledge of his formal cello training to inform his learning the guitar.

Zach graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Music degree. He has since been involved in many aspects of the music industry both on and off the stage including radio dj, record company liason, and front-of-house sound. He currently teaches Music Together, guitar, and ukulele at MSAC.

Zach's goal is to show young people the magic of music and help that foundation grow into a lifetime of musical enjoyment!



Art Specialist


Grace Hawkins is an art educator and graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before coming to Madison, she received a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2017.  She absolutely loves getting to know her students and their families, and her focuses as an educator include social emotional learning and relationship building. “I believe that the art room is a perfect place to learn these critical skills while having fun along the way!” She also enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and reading.

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Club Group Leader

Karly is a junior at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Karly's major is undecided, but she is planning on going into a career working with children. She has a lot of experience working with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. Karly loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and baking. She looks forward to working with and creating a relationship with each and every child that joins this program!

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Club Group Leader

Jenni is a sophmore at UW-Madison and plans on earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. In the past, she has worked with children inside of and outside of the classroom and loves watching and helping kids learn, grow, and explore the world around them. She is so excited to be a part of Creative Soul Camp and cannot wait to meet and build relationships with all of the kiddos! In her free time, Jenni enjoys exercising, being outside, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Club Group Leader

Katie is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders and completing certificates in Disability Rights & Services, Education & Educational Services, and Leadership. She has been a volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse and the Literacy Network, so this will be an exciting new opportunity for her! When she is not in class or volunteering, she enjoys cooking healthy meals, staying active, and photography. She is thrilled to be working with kiddos and can’t wait to see them express their creativity and what interests them!



Club Group Leader

I am a Wisconsinite, born and raised, having grown up in a small town only 45 minutes away from our capital city of Madison! After graduating from my tiny town, I decided to cut out the 45 minutes and get an education at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where I am currently a junior pursuing a degree in Communication Science and Disorders as well as a certificate in Theatre and Drama. Many would consider me a theatre geek, as I can and will sing or dance at the drop of a hat. Creative Soul Camp allows me to funnel my creativity and passion to the next generation of singers, dancers, and performers alike and encourage them to follow their passion wherever it takes them.

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Club Group Leader

Jessica has graduated from Edgewood College of class 2020. She has a bachelor's in elementary education and a minor in early childhood. She wants to continue learning and gain more experience before becoming a classroom teacher. Jessica enjoys laughing and having a good time being with friends and family. In Jessica's free time she loves watching movies while making meals and eating snacks. She is so excited that summer is right around the corner she is planning for some big fun, and adventures. Jessica loves spending some quality time at club, making  memories with the kids. 

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