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DISCOVERY CAMPS AT FRIENDSWOOD MUSIC!

If you are looking for some exciting summer camps right here in Friendswood, we are the spot for you!  We have a wide variety of camps  for your aspring writers, scientists, and musicians!  We have a variety of single day as well as one-week camps for 

Our Discovery Camps are a great option for our older students who have outgrown our summer classes for PreK .  We have camps for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school students!  All grades are based on your child's ages and the grade they will be entering for fall 2017.  For example, students who will be 5 as of Sept 1 and will be attending Kindergarten for fall will attend the K-2 class.  However, students who turn 5 in October or November will NOT be eligible for the K-2 camp, they would attend the PreK camp for ages 4 and 5.  Sorry, younger students are not permitted to join these camps.   If you have younger student  please click HERE for info on our summer PreK camps.

DATES AND THEMES

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

CAMP THEMES

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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BIG MESSY ART  

It's art.  It's big.  And it's MESSY!   In this class we will finger-paint, foot-paint, splatter-paint, create giant sculptures, and generally have a wonderful, messy time.  We'll be exploring the creative art process,  so some of our projects you may not want to take home with you- but we'll take some pictures of the activities for you to enjoy!  We may sneak some science experiments in too! Be sure to wear very old clothes, because we WILL get dirty!!


RAINFOREST ADVENTURES

Come explore the rainforest with us! We'll learn about the different layers of the rainforest and explore the plants and animals that live in them. We'll enjoy fun crafts such as making our own rainforest terrariums and rainsticks.   We'll also look at weather and enjoy exciting experiments such as watching  a cloud form and creating instruments to measure the weather.  In art, we'll create some fantastic jungle landscapes and amazing animals with a variety of media including watercolors and oil pastels.  It's a marvelous adventures for your child to enjoy!

EXPLODING SCIENCE

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!

AMERICAN GIRL
Bring your dolls and enjoy a fun literature based camp this summer! We'll keep our reading skills fresh and learn about history as we read about Felicity, Samantha, Kit, and more of our favorite American Girls! We'll enjoy crafts, games, and dramatic activities. We'll even have a tea party! 

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.

GOOEY CHEMISTRY 
Chemistry can be  defined as the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them.  In this class, children will learn important facts about the universe through exploration, experimentation, and fun!     We will begin with an overview of  fundamentals  such as molecules and atoms and the phases of matter.  Once these basics are  covered, we'll explore different topics through fun and hands-on experiments.  Kids will enjoy experimenting with multiple types of slimes, goo, and playdoughs.  We'll talk about the science behind the unique properties of the various types of  goo and learn about different types of molecules and how they interact.   Kids will bring home samples of their slime!

ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD

Your 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. 

SPY KIDS

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.  

Geology Rocks!

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.  

Super Heroes

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! 

Renaissance Man

Do you know what a "Renaissance Man" is?  It is someone who is well rounded in many areas such as science, art, and science-  and Leonardo Di Vinci is the best example of a "Renaissance Man!"  We'll explore the life of Leonardo Da Vinci and look at his notebooks. We'll try our hand at recreating some of his famous inventions such as flying machines and more.  We'll also explore some other famous figures from the time period including Shakespeare!  

Princess and Pirate!

Ahoy and Hello! We'll have an exciting final week of camp as we enjoy our Princess and Pirate camp!  We'll enjoy stories, art activities, creative drama, and much more!    Campers will design the ship’s flag and select a name for  their pirate ship. Afterwards, they’ll start the voyage by learning what’s needed to be a part of our crew! We’ll learn about knot tying, pulleys, and navigating with compasses- we’ll even make our own compass.   Princesses will create a princess hat and wand while Pirates will create their bandana and eyepatch.  We'll read pirate books and create our own adventure story, and then read some magic stories and create our own magical tale.  It's a magical time for all!