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 K-2 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!
BIG MESSY ART
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.
ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD
young child will delight in taking an imaginary trip Around the World exploring the exciting cultures of Germany, Japan, Kenya, England, and Mexico. We will incorporate music, movement, drama, and instruments
native to each country. We will experiment with art activities such
as making an African decorative mask, a German clock, and Japanese koi fish. There is plenty of
room for creativity as your child learns about each rich culture.
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.
UNDER THE SEA
Come on an adventure with us as we explore Under the Sea! We'll enjoy fun activities with sand and water and learn about creatures you might find under the waves. We’ll discover the reasons why boats work- we’ll learn about buoyancy, the significance of fresh water and saltwater, and use what we’ve learned to create different types of boats and see which designs float best. In art, we'll create fantastic fish and watercolor ocean scenes.
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!
Dr Seuss on The Loose
Come enjoy everyone's favorite cat as we read and explore rhymes and writing. Students will enjoy reading favorite Dr. Seuss books and creating their own poems and stories in the same style. While we will read the Cat in the Hat we'll also have fun with what we would do If I Ran the Zoo and discover what lies at the bottom of McElligot's Pool! We'll have stories, art projects, creative drama activities, and much more.
It's time to have fun with everyone's favorite super heroes! In this class we will enjoy stories, writing activities, craft projects and more - all about our favorite super heroes! We'll help action figures escape from traps, design our masks and shields, and do some superhero science! It's a SUPER time for all!
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!