There are 11 weeks of classes. All Camps meet Mon-Fri unless stated otherwise.
COST FOR ALL SUMMER CAMPS IS $165 for the week. Early bird discounts are available.
PLEASE SEE THE ART PAGE FOR ART CAMP DESCRIPTIONS. Art camps are offered every week.
Camps are offered at the following times:
MORNING SESSION: 9:30 am -1:00 pm
students attending our morning session should pack a lunch, we will eat lunch during class time.
AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:00-3:30 pm
LATE AFTERNOON: 3:30-5:30 pm
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 5 AND UP
Before care: 7:30-9:30 am $30/week
After care: 3:30-6:00 $40/week
THEMES FOR GRADES 3-5 SUMMER 2017
SCIENCE, ART, and LITERATURE!
Please see the Schedule at a Glance for all class times! Then, scroll down for descriptions of our camps!
Watch out it's going to blow! Your mad scientist will have a BLAST in this hands on class! We'll explore chemical reactions and make elephant toothpaste and burping bags. We'll also design a variety of rockets and test them to see which design works best. We'll learn about different types of propulsion systems and much more! Come join us- it will be a BLAST!
IN MY GARDEN
In this class we’ll explore the wonders in our own backyard! We’ll look at plants and how they grow, examine plant cells under a microscope, and create our own compost. We’ll look at the small animals found in the backyard including earthworms and caterpillars, create hypothesis and experiments, and learn about Linnean classification. We’ll also learn about weather and environmental concerns affecting our surroundings. Come and get your hands dirty!
SLIPPERY AND SCALY!
Your child will get the opportunity to handle live snakes, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians. We'll get to see snakes, geckos, bearded dragons, and other reptiles that can be kept as pets and learn about their feeding and care. We'll talk to local wildlife experts about local reptiles in the area as well as what to do if you find injured wildlife. We'll also enjoy a variety of art projects inspired by our scaly friends.
In class, we will read mystery stories and try to decipher the clues and solve the mystery before the story unfolds at the end. Children will also have the opportunity to try their detective skills as we look at footprints, thumbprints, and other evidence that gets left behind. We’ll have fun making our own invisible ink as well as other hands – on activities. Of course, we can’t mention everything – some things must remain a mystery! Come and find out what other mysteries and adventures await!
BLAST OFF with PIANO!
Is your child interested in piano, but you’re not sure if they are really will maintain interest? Come give them a “taste” with our one-week BLAST OFF class! Afterwards, sign up for a fun group piano class that will continue throughout the summer and into the fall!
This is a wonderful class for absolute beginners- You do not even need to have a piano! Children will learn some basics of rhythm and music, and learn to play enjoyable songs in an ensemble. The week-long class will culminate with a short “recital” on the last day. If students enjoy the class, they can then sign up for group piano lessons with a similar format or move on to private lessons.
PIANO INTENSIVE-DISNEY AND MORE!
This class is for students who have already learned a bit of piano. We'll enjoy some fun songs including Disney favorites and songs from movies, and work on technique, theory, and ear training as well. We'll also play some piano duets and ensemble pieces with our friends. A short presentation will be held on Friday. We recommend this class for students who have had 1 year or more of piano.
INTRO TO GUITAR
*STUDENTS WILL NEED A GUITAR FOR THIS CLASS*
This class is designed for students who are beginners with guitar. It's a great chance to try out guitar! We'll learn about chords and begin playing songs individually and as an ensemble. We'll also learn a bit about famous guitar players. Students may attend this class multiple times, students will continue to build upon skills learned in class.
Come with us and learn all about the earth! We'll explore the layers of the earth and make a model showing the layers. We'll learn about the different types of rocks and minerals and look at a variety of specimens. We'll learn about Moh's hardness scale and explore a variety of types of rocks and minerals. We'll enjoy fun activities such as making a crystal garden and other art projects. And of course, we'll look at different types of volcanoes- watch out, it may erupt!
SEWING 1 and SEWING 2
*STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN SEWING MACHINE FOR THIS CLASS*
In this class students will learn the basics of sewing and how to use a sewing machine. In the first class, we will create a pair of pajama pants. In the second class, students will continue with the concepts they have learned and create a pair of shorts. All supplies provided, however students must bring their own sewing machine.
Meet the Orchestra
Come learn about music and instruments in this class! We'll discover the various families of the orchestra including percussion, woodwinds, brass, and strings. We'll learn about famous composers and listen to famous music including Carnival of the Animals and the Nutcracker. We'll talk about music from various regions as well as types of musical styles. We'll learn about basic music notation and play along with bells and drums and sticks. We'll even make a few instruments of our own!