The programs your child will experience at Kid's College will be engaging and academically challenging. All content sessions will be facilitated by experts in their respective fields and structured so as to provide interactive learning opportunities. A new feature this summer will be the inclusion of interactive tablets and app-based technology on a weekly basis. Students who register for the full summer will get to keep the interactive tablet as their own. You don’t want to miss these unique learning opportunities!
Summer 2015 camp dates and themes:
Week I: (June 8-12) East Meets West: Celebrating Chinese Culture, Language, and Art
Week II: (June 15-19) Animals on the Move: Wildlife studies
Week III: (June 22-26) I Like to Move It Move It: Sports, Fitness, Dance and more
Week IV: (July 6-10) Full STEAM Ahead: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math
Week V: (July 13-17) Something Beautiful: Jewelry, sculpture, Artistic Design, & Dance
Week VI: (July 20-24) Let’s BOOK It: Poetry, writing, reading, theatre and more
Week VII: (July 27-31) There’s an App for That: Exploring educational technology
Scroll down to read details about weekly instructional blocks
Drop off: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Pick up: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Location: Taylor Hall, Parking Lot A (corner of Tucker and Forsyth Roads)
Cost per week: $215, includes a light breakfast and a full lunch
For boys and girls ages 6 - 14
Tentative Daily Schedule:
7:30 - 8:30 am Check in/light breakfast/Independent Activities
9:00 - 11:30 am Instructional Blocks
11:30 am - 12:00 Free Time
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm Instructional Blocks
5:00 - 5:30 pm Character/Leadership Block
5:30 - 6:30 pm Pick up and check out
The camp operates on a positive house-based model where each participant will become part of a caring and supportive group of peers all driven to achieve positive goals and bond under a common theme. Weekly team building experiences will create powerful connections to help promote positive self-esteem and participation. Daily classes in Physical Education, technology, Art, and Cup Stacking will develop gross and fine motor skills in conjunction with the weekly academic themes and lessons.
Register and pay online. Early Bird Special: 10% discount if you register before April 15. Admittance is limited, so to register your child's spot now. For more information, contact Ashley Crosby: (478) 757-5117 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly focus/content of instructional blocks:
Select the one-week experience that you think your child would enjoy or send them for all seven weeks. Full summer campers will receive an electronic tablet to keep at the end of the summer.
Please note…There will be a one-week break during the Fourth of July holiday week.
East Meets West
Experience, the beauty, games, language, and art that define the Chinese Culture. Instructors from Wesleyan’s historic Confucius Institute will be teaming up with Kid's College to introduce campers to Chinese culture in engaging and hands-on ways. Campers will experience classes in calligraphy, classical Chinese dance, mask making, Mandarin, and so much more. They are sure to leave with a new appreciation for our friends from the Far East.
Animals on the Move
This week campers will experience active simulations of predator/prey interactions in the wild via Project Wild curricular experiences led by certified classroom teachers completing their Master of Education courses. Symbiotic and Parasitic relationships within environmental ecosystems will be actively explored and experienced in symbolic and physically engaging ways.
I Like to Move It Move It
This week campers will experience the skills and motions needed to play various sports such as volleyball, soccer, and softball. They will also experience popular dance trends, on campus scavenger hunts and more in this kinesthetically themed week. Make sure to wear some comfy shoes!
June 29-July 3
NO CAMP THIS WEEK!
Full STEAM Ahead
Campers will experience the merging of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math this week as they work and process through the planning, designing, testing, and revising cycle to accomplish a variety of engaging problems across a variety of content areas. Participants will be designing towers that can withstand high force winds, bridges that can support suspended weights, and so much more. All classes will be taught by STEM certified practicing classroom teachers or engineering professors.
Campers will be defining what is beautiful to them in a variety of ways this week. We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this week students will be ‘beholding’ of many beautiful things. From crafting unique jewelry, to creating innovative sculptures students will hone their artistic eye and create something they can call beautiful.
Let’s BOOK it
For the book lover in all of us, the activities this week will tie in children’s literature, poetry, writing, reading and possibly some theatrical representations as well. How many ways can we bring a classic childhood favorite to life? We can’t wait to find out! Campers will leave with a new appreciation for a tall tale or two and possibly one of their own!
There’s an App for That!
Apps are EVERYWHERE! This week we’ll spend time exploring new and innovative apps to enhance learning across multiple subject areas. Campers will engage with new technology, experience new games, and apply content in innovative ways. They’ll return to school ready to teach their teachers a few things for sure!