Summer is here! Now is the time to start thinking about your plans to stay ahead of the learning curve throughout the summer. A Smart Summer starts with enrichment that is fun. Check out our awesome full-day STEM and Arts Day Camp for students ages 7-12 starting in July. We will also be offering a variety of workshops for older students in middle school, high school, and even college to help with: study skills, preparing for Algebra, and getting ready for the SAT!
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⇒ What: Students will spend half of the day doing hands-on science, math, robotics, engineering, and coding activities and half of the day learning about arts, literature, and writing. Taught by Owner Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
⇒ Ages: Rising 2nd-rising 5th grade students.
⇒ When: July 9th-13th, 9:30am-3:30pm
⇒ Cost: $190.00
Session 1 STEM (1/2 of each day)
Monday: Slime ‘Splosion
Make 2 different types of slime including glitter slime and gooey snow slime. Learn about polymers.
Tuesday: Engineering Extravaganza
Use plans to solve problems and build structures using a variety of materials including marshmallows, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and clips.
Wednesday: Science Sleuth
Use the power of scientific investigation to solve problems and explain magical phenomenon. Try two colorful experiments and learn about molecules.
Thursday: Coding Craziness
Learn by playing games! Create code to make objects move!
Use legos to construct a robot and use code to make it move!
Session 2: Art, Literature, and Written Language (1/2 of each day)
Monday: Children’s Book Author
Students will listen to well known children’s books, select art and craft a story to create and publish their own online children’s book.
Tuesday: Monster Madness
We will look at famous paintings that look like monsters, create our own monster painting and description Try to use our direction following skills to recreate another students paintings and compare.
Wednesday: Nature, Balance, Photography and Poetry
Students will brainstorm a list of adjectives to describe two early photographs called “cyanotypes.” Next they will create their own cyanotype photograph. Students will then write original poetry using the previous list of adjectives to describe their own nature-inspired cyanotype photograph.
Thursday: Emotional Weaving
Students will select an emotion and write a written description. They will use their written descriptions as a jumping off point for a piece of art as they depict their emotion through the use of color and line. Finally, students will use that piece of art to create a paper weaving.
Friday: Still Life Photography
Students will plan and design a still life composition. When composing the still life, students will choose objects that emphasize a variety of shapes and textures, and arrange the objects to reflect balance. Next students will create a photographic still life and use it as inspiration to write a poem.
In this four-hour workshop, taught by a licensed School Counselor and K-12 teacher, students will learn how to set goals; manage time and their own schedule; organize papers, personal space, and binders for maximum productivity; gain strategies for learning, studying, and memorizing; and try new ways to improve their focus and reading comprehension.
- Set manageable goals
- Manage time and schedule out short and long-range projects and study time
- Organize papers, personal space and binders for maximum productivity
- Determine how they learn best
- Learn strategies that work for them for studying and memorizing material for tests
- Take notes from a textbook, Power Point, or class lecture
⇒ Ages: Middle and High School Students. Maximum of 12 students.
⇒ When: 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, and 8/7 at 5:30pm each night
⇒ Cost: $100
In this six-hour workshop, taught by a licensed math teacher, students will prepare for the concepts covered in Algebra I or review the concepts covered in Algebra I in preparation for Algebra II or the SAT or ACT test. Concepts covered will include multi-step and literal equations, graphing, systems of equations, inequalities, functions, and real world problems.
⇒ Ages: 7th Grade through rising Seniors, maximum of 12 students.
⇒ When: 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25 5:30-7:00pm
⇒ Cost: $150.00
⇒ What: This four-hour workshop is designed to introduce students to the PSAT and SAT. Students will come away with an understanding of the structure of the test, the types of questions that are asked, and the best way to begin to prepare. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each group. The SAT workshop is taught by a licensed high school English and Math teacher.
⇒ Ages: High school 9th to 11th grade
Workshop: Monday 7/16 – Thursday 7/19 6:30pm-7:30pm
⇒ Cost: $65.00
⇒ What: We will be offering a full SAT preparation program to prepare for the August 25th SAT. This group is taught by a licensed English and math teacher who will cover all of the content in the required sections of the SAT. Students have plenty of opportunities to learn strategies, complete timed practice, review, and get their questions answered. The group is 19 instructional hours and 27 hours in total. It also includes two full-length practice tests and a textbook. There is a max of 8 students in each SAT group. The group is Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 starting 6/25. There are practice tests on 6/23 and 8/18 at 10:00 am. Click here to see all dates and register.
⇒ Ages: High school students. Maximum of 8 students per class.
⇒ Cost: $730.00 for 27 total hours and includes the instructional book
Please email [email protected] if you have questions or would like to pay using a different method such as cash or check.