Summer Programs Week 2: June 10-14

Superheroes!
Claire Long
Grades JK-1
9:00-noon
$165

Let’s play superheroes in real life! We will read about our favorite heroes, craft amazing costumes, and play games where we save the world. We will become everyday superheroes but learning to help people, our community and our world. Our heroes will learn that there is a lot we can do to help!

 

Science Celebration
Betsy Stern
Grades K-2
9:00-noon
$165

Would you like to learn how to make a bubble bigger than your head or see a balloon expand when a solid and a liquid combine? There will be something for everyone in this celebration of hands-on science led by Collegiate science teacher Betsy Stern. Race a soap powered mini-boat, hunt for fossils, and enjoy many other activities from the fun side of science.

 

Fluency Fun
Jamie Steinbock
Grades 3-5
9:00-noon
$165

Successful readers not only can read the words but can comprehend what they are reading. An important skill to understanding what you are reading is having a strong ability to read fluently. Through repeated reading with hands-on scripts that involve movement, readers will develop their tone, pace, and fluid reading. Lower School teacher Jamie Steinbock leads students as they practice and reinforce these skills through skits. This is a great summer camp to help readers strengthen and solidify their fluency skills heading into the summer.

 

Photoshop for Beginners
Angela Shoemaker
Grades 3-5
9:00-noon
$165

Learn the fundamentals of photoshop to enhance your images and create unique works of art! We will explore photo retouching, photoshop filters and combining multiple images to create photomontages. Professional photographer and Upper School Photography teacher Angela Shoemaker is excited to teach novice photographers these creative skills!

 

Fun with Flinn
Bill Flinn
Grades 3-7
9:00-noon
$165

Come have fun and make new friends in this active summer camp. Each day will be filled with different activities to get us outside. Capture the flag, zombie tag, flag football, kickball, and soccer are just a few of the games we will play. Instead of spending your summer being bored on the couch, come out with us, enjoy the beautiful weather, and challenge Mr. Flinn through friendly competition!

 

Who Done It? Murder Mystery Camp
Elizabeth Cantrell
Grades 5-8
9:00-noon
$165

You’re invited to a murder mystery party! Each guest (camper) will receive a detailed character description along with some important background information. Guests will mingle until a murder occurs! Then, as guests get more information about the crime, backstory and objectives, they will continue sleuthing as the party progresses. Finally, guests will review the evidence and guess the murderer. We will also talk about tips for writing good detective stories, and campers will have the opportunity to write their own murder mystery for others to solve! We will end our week with a popcorn viewing of a mystery film.

 

French Cooking Camp
Jennifer Hoban
Grades 6-9
9:00-noon
$165

Each day students will make traditional French recipes. They will learn French cooking techniques, a little French, and be able to sample everything they make. Students will leave at the end of the week with a cookbook that includes all of the recipes we make.

 

Ohio River Front Explorers
Melissa Martin, Kenny Karem
Grades 4-8
*9:00-3:30
$350

Come join two experienced and enthusiastic guides as they explore numerous historical, cultural, and nature facets of the Ohio River Waterfront. Utilizing experiential, hands-on learning, Melissa Martin, Lower School Science teacher and historian Kenny Karem will guide our explorers to amazing discoveries at largest exposed fossil beds of the Devonian period along with numerous natural habitats at the Falls of the Ohio State Park. These guides will also offer a varied adventure list with such destinations as George Rogers Clark Cabin, Shippingport Island, Schempf’s Candy Store and Museum, the Portland Canal & Locks, Main Street Preservation District, Waterfront Park, the new Big 4 Pedestrian Bridge, and Cherokee Park. Be ready for all kinds of fun activities and surprises along the way. Parents are welcome to meet us at any of our stops. Bring a sense of adventure to explore creeks, marshes, waterfalls, sandy beaches, river banks, water spray fountain (all = wet feet for sure!). Sign up soon! This program always fills to capacity!

 

Beads, Balls, and Bubbles
Lori Hendrix
Grades JK-1
12:30-3:30
$165

Come spend the week exploring beads, balls and bubbles with a STEAM (Science, Teachnology, Engineering, Math, Art) approach. Ms. Hendrix will have kids thinking critically through hands on experiences and creative play! Inspired by Tommy DePaola’s Bubble Factory, children will create their own recipes for making bubbles. Come join the fun.

 

Dinosaur Stomp
Kay Orr
Grades K-2
12:30-3:30
$165

Roar your way into summer with a dino-mite week full of games, crafts, songs and dance! Learn about the mysterious creatures of the Mesozoic Era with Mrs. Orr in a fun filled week!

 

Girl Power!
Elizabeth Cantrell
Grades 2-5
12:30-3:30
$165

Dream big! Stand tall! Reach high! Love yourself! Through crafts, movement, mindfulness, and journaling, we will explore female role models of the past and present. By learning about ourselves and strong role models, we can grow up to be exactly who we want to be! Join Lower School Staff Elizabeth Cantrell for this empowering week of Girl Power!

 

Rube Goldberg Project
Sara Gahan
Grades 3-6
12:30-3:30
$165

Build your own Rube Goldberg contraption with Collegiate teacher and innovator Sara Gahan. Take a simple task, and make it extraordinarily complicated. Create elaborately built machines made from anything and everything—wheels, balls, handles, gears, arms, cones, screws, tape, rods, balloons, fly-swatters, rubber bands, paper clips and junk of all kinds. Conceive, create and build your own domino topples! The more elaborate, the more fun!

 

Dixit Story
Jessie Holtzman-Rich
Grades 4-6
12:30-3:30
$165

If you like to write, then this enrichment camp is for you. Using Dixit Story cards, this camp will give student writers who love to write a chance to experience being in a writing group for a week–a place to write, create, share, and be inspired. Join Jessie Holtzman Rich, our very own fifth grade literacy teacher for a wonderful week of writing.

 

Flight Club
Rich Mills
Grades 5-7
12:30-3:30
$165

Students will design, build, and fly a remote-controlled powered aircraft. Studying basic drafting, aerodynamic principles and wing design students will design and test wing configurations. The wings they design will be fitted to a Powerup 3 system, which provides a small battery-powered electric motor and a phone app for controlling the flight. By the end of the week, the goal is for the craft to rise off the ground, fly a course and land. Students should bring their own Powerup 3 compatible device.

 

Photoshop for Middle Schoolers
Angela Shoemaker
Grades 6-8
12:30-3:30
$165

Learn the fundamentals of photoshop to enhance your images and create unique works of art! We will explore photo retouching, photoshop filters and combining multiple images to create photomontages. Professional photographer and Upper School Photography teacher Angela Shoemaker is excited to teach novice photographers these creative skills! Students will need to have their own SD card (~$10) for cameras or may also use their own cameras.

 

French Immersion
Jennifer Hoban
Grades 7-9
12:30-3:30
$165

This camp is for students who have experience speaking French at the 6th grade level or beyond. We will speak French at least 90% of our time together. We will play games, do crafts or cook, go on walking tours, watch and make movies, and do many other fun activities all while enjoying each other’s company and practicing our French.