Playing is how children enter a subject and make it their own. This guiding principal will be at the heart of each week’s content. The overall theme for our camp is learning through play. Each week campers will be tinkering and playing within various themes. The inclusion of interactive tablets and app-based technology on a weekly basis will allow campers to apply newly learned skills in fun and innovative ways. Campers 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!
Kid's College 2016 camp themes: (descriptions at the bottom of the page)
Week I: (June 6-10) Where’s My Water Week: Wondering about properties of water and hydroponics
Week II: (June 13-17) Angry Birds week; discovering catapults, slingshots, and bird species
Week III: (June 20-24) Cut the Rope Week; analyzing actions, reactions, and physics
Week IV: (June 27-July 1) Mine craft week; uncovering mosaics and mazes
Week V: (July 11-15) Heads Up Week; playing with words, writing, and wonder
Week VI: (July 18-22) Song Pop Week; producing sounds, songs, and sassy steps
Week VII: (July 25-29) Dice World Week; exploring probability and pursuing perfection
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: $250, includes a light breakfast and a full lunch
For boys and girls ages 6 - 13
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 theatre will develop gross and fine motor skills in conjunction with the weekly academic themes and lessons.
Register and pay online. Admittance is limited, so to register your child's spot now. For more information, contact Mariana Furlin: (478) 757-5117(8:30-10:30 am), (478) 757-5259 (11 - 5 pm), or 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.
Where’s My Water Week: Wondering about properties of water and hydroponics
Campers this week will be discovering the science behind hydroponic gardening, examining physical properties of matter, and applying new knowledge to the video game Where’s my Water. They’ll be bubbling with excitement when this week ends!
Angry Birds week; discovering catapults, slingshots, and bird species
Participants will experience active simulations of catapult and slingshot technology, take walks through our onsite arboretum to identify bird species, create bird feeders, play bird-based games, and experience a flurry of exciting bird themed fun!
Cut the Rope Week; analyzing actions, reactions, and physics
Campers will be playing the Cut the rope game and applying the concepts of physics first hand through the creation of Rube Goldberg styled action/reaction machines. Participants will be rolling their way to the time of their lives this week!
June 27-July 1
Mine craft week; uncovering mosaics and mazes
The popular game based in a cubist-based world where players build, dig, and reconstruct alternative settings will be the focus of all we do this week. Campers will be constructing mosaics, solving mazes, physically experiencing scavenger hunts and so much more! You’ll be a ‘square’ if you miss this week for sure!
Heads Up Week; playing with words, writing, and wonder
Words are powerful. They can be used to make people laugh, cry, understand, and convey meaning. Campers will be playing word games, writing poems, riddles, and maybe even a story or two this week. Wonder’s never cease and you won’t want this week to either!
Song Pop Week; producing sounds, songs, and sassy steps
Music will be the focus of this exciting new week. Examining the meaning behind lyrics, creating musical instruments, creating our own music and matching some new dance moves to the new beats will be the highlight of this time. Pop in for a rockin good time!
Dice World Week; exploring probability and pursuing perfection
Dice games abound this week, as campers will examine the mathematical probability behind some of our favorites! Creating our own board games will be the highlight as we wrap up our camp with this uniquely creative week! It’s your roll!