There are 10 weeks of classes beginning June 14th. All camps listed in this section meet Mon-Thurs from 9:00-2:00 unless stated otherwise.
For our older students, we frequently do activities and experiments that span multiple days. This is why the camps for this age are set up as one week camps. Our initial registration period until May 15th will be for one week camps only. If there is space remaining, we will open up the older camps for single day registrations after May 15th.
If you prefer once a week classes, we recommend the art classes in the afternoon, which meets Tues from 2:00-3:30.
We have several camps offered outside of our regular 9:00-2:00 camps such as Piano Blast Off and Art. Prices for these camps are listed with the camp description,
BLAST OFF with PIANO!
SPECIALTY CAMP- ONE HOUR
Children must attend the full week of camp, single day classes not available.
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. Group piano meets once a week for 45 mins and is $85/month.
With piano camps, it's important for all the children to be the same age. We have found that mixing age groups doesn't work well for piano as older kids move considerably faster. That is why we have multiple age levels for this camp including ages 5-6, 6-7, 7-8. Please check our schedule to see which week works best for your child.
PLEASE NOTE- DIFFERENT AGE GROUPINGS FOR THIS CAMP!
Literacy and Reading Camp-Early Readers or Transitional Readers AGES 6-8
Week 1 June 14-18 OR Week 2 June 21-24
Ages 5-8. Tuition $150/week
A PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED. YOUR CHILD WILL BE PLACED IN THE APPROPRIATE CAMP BASED ON THEIR READING LEVEL.
This is a special one week camp to work with readers on their reading and literacy skills. This camp is limited to 12 students. PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS to register for this camp.
This class is taught by Mrs. Jackie Was . Ms. Jackie has 17 years teaching experience and 11 years experience as a Reading Specialist. She has a Master’s Degree in Reading/Literacy from the University of St. Francis and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University.
This class is designed for students ages 5-8 who are early and transitional readers. It would be appropriate for any student who has completed K or 1st as well as students who have completed second grade but need additional reading practice.
WEEK ONE- is for Early readers at levels d - i
WEEK TWO is for Transitional readers at levels j-p
THIS CLASS is NOT appropriate for students who will be entering K in the fall. Children should have completed K for this class and be entering 1st grade for the fall (Must be 6 as of Sept 1.) If your child will be entering K for fall, please enroll in Eric Carle and Friends for ages 4-5.
ALL STUDENTS will need to complete an individual assessment with Ms. Jackie through Zoom or in person to determine their placement level OR provide a report card showing their Fountas and Pinnell level so that we can group students by their reading levels.
WEEK 1 JUNE 14-18 Adventures in Art
This class is designed to introduce children to a variety of different art techniques and materials. We'll explore acrylics, watercolors, pencils, oil pastels, and other materials. We'll create paintings, mixed media projects, drawing activities, and sculpture. Students will be introduced to a wide range of experiences, resulting in open-ended outcomes. Studies of artists and illustrators will also be included. The activities in this class will help foster a lifelong love of art and the creative process!
ART AND MUSIC EXPLORERS: 2:00-3:30 pm once a Week, $16 per class plus one time $20 registration fee.
If you'd like a once weekly class for the summer, we have our Art and Music Explorers for ages 5-6. This class meets Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30 pm. Students will have a 45 min art lessons as well as a 45 min music lesson. There is a one time $20 supply fee per child to cover the digital Kindermusik materials required. We also have music/art for ages 3-4 at the same time if you need to drop off multiple children!
WEEK THREE: JUNE 28-JULY 2
WEEK FOUR JULY 5-8
Out of This World! A Space Adventure!
WEEK FIVE: Archaeology and Paleontology
In this exciting class, students will explore rocks, the earth, and people who lived long ago through archaeology and geology. Young paleontologists will dig for dinosaur bones and make their own fossils. We will have our own archaeological dig and reconstruct pottery shards. We’ll find out how archaeologist learn about ancient civilizations from long ago and explore ancient civilizations. mosaics and pottery inspired by ancient works for art. They will even head home with their own artifact! It’s a blast to the past your kids will love!
WEEK SIX July 19-22
Come on an adventure with us as we learn about the creatures in the ocean and in our lakes and streams. We'll enjoy fun activities with sand and water and learn about creatures you might find under the waves. We'll make boats and see what sinks and what floats. We'll also explore fish and aquariums and work with our aquaponics systems. In art, we'll create fantastic fish and watercolor ocean scenes. Children will also get to see and interact with real fish in one of our many aquariums.
Once Upon a Time- Storybook Writing and Art
In this magical class, children will explore literacy, writing, and art through fantasy and fairy tales. Students will enjoy reading fairy tales from around the world and creating their own stories. In art we will create fantasy creatures and magical landscapes. We'll also create art inspired by favorite stories and fairy tales. It's a magical literary adventure!
WEEK EIGHT: Aug 2-5
All Around the World: Cultures and Geography
ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD
young child will delight in taking an imaginary trip Around the World exploring the exciting cultures of Germany, Japan, China, Kenya, England, and Mexico and more! We will find each country on the map and learn about their culture through literature and activities. We will incorporate music, movement, drama, and folk tales 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.
WEEK TEN: Aug 6-10
Creatures Great and Small
Creatures Great and Small
In this hands-on class your child gets to see and touch (with close supervision!) a variety of animals- from hamsters and rats to giant millipedes, turtles, and snakes. You don't need to travel to the zoo to see our zoo of pets! Books, games, and art activities round out the week as your child learns about classification, habitats, and so much more. Your child will leave with new appreciation for our scaled friends!
WEEK 10: Aug 16-20
MARVELOUS MUSICAL THEATER
$150/weekIn this class, students will enjoy singing and performing in a short musical. We'll gain experience and confidence speaking in public and singing in an ensemble while also enjoying creative dramatic activities. A performance will be held on the last day of class for parents to enjoy. This class is recommended for students ages 6-12.
Adventures in Art - Afternoons
2:00-3:30 pm $16/ class
Just want a fun day of activities or a once a week art or music class? This is the one you need! Students will enjoy an hour and a half art class. We'll explore acrylics, watercolors, pencils, oil pastels, and other materials. We'll create paintings, mixed media projects, drawing activities, and sculpture. Class and activities will be adjusted for the age of the group.