About
Summer Session

Rising Grades 4–5

Course Descriptions

List of 10 items.

  • Athletics in Mandarin

    If you want to exercise your body and mind, this could be the class for you! We will start each day with breathing and movement exercises, such as Qi Gong or Tai Chi. We will then play a sport (tennis, soccer, baseball and others) while using a mixture of English and Mandarin. This is an opportunity to keep up your current Mandarin skills while learning new ones in a fun way. We will also participate in indoor activities, like Gimkit and calligraphy (Chinese Brush Writing). 

    Taught by Mandarin Teacher Christopher Armstrong
    Week Offered: July 6 - 9
  • Exploring Art in Our Natural World

    What is nature? How do artists make art IN nature, ABOUT nature and WITH natural materials? In this session, we will make art by observing the natural world and by using materials from nature.

    Taught by Art Teacher Jane Fentress
    Weeks Offered: July 6 - 9, 19 - 23
    Materials Fee: $20
  • Fun with Field Hockey

    Does your child love to be active and play games? In this session, we will learn the basics of field hockey including, dribbling, passing, driving and positioning. We will practice using various drills, and also incorporate interactive games to help make learning the game is fun. Your child will need a field hockey stick, shin guards and a mouth guard. Field hockey balls will be provided.

    Taught by Lower School Learning Specialist Eileen Cianfrani
    Week Offered: July 6 - 9
    Materials Fee: $0
  • Handbuilding with Clay

    Let’s get creative and have a great time while experimenting with clay in a friendly environment. In this session students will explore coil, pinch and slab handbuilding techniques to create functional and sculptural form in clay!  

    Taught by Art Teacher Jessica Konopka
    Weeks Offered: July 6 - 9, 26 - 30
    Materials Fee: $20
  • Around the World

    Fasten your seatbelt as we travel around the world using Google Earth! Students will learn fundamental geography concepts and apply them using technology to explore the globe. 

    Learn about latitude and longitude, how to use GPS coordinates and test your skills zipping across the globe on geography scavenger hunt challenges.

    Taught by Middle School Teacher Bridget Doherty
    Week Offered: July 12 - 16
  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    How does an idea become a real movie? We'll follow the process of a Hollywood production, as we create our own film masterpieces! We'll learn camera techniques, lighting, script-writing, acting for film and editing, as we take our ideas from concept to completion. Whether your interest is behind or in front of the camera, your creativity will come to life on the screen! This year's campers will also create a camp newscast with features, sports and weather.

    Taught by Drama Teacher Scott Warfel
    Week Offered: July 12 - 16
    Materials Fee: $0
  • My Marvelous Mindset

    Campers will engage in a week of fun activities designed to build their confidence and help them develop a growth mindset. In this session, campers will learn about the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Each day will be filled with stories about growth mindset, "craftivities" and challenges that will promote self-confidence, collaborative problem-solving and perseverance.

    Taught by Lower School Counselor Maura Langan
    Week Offered: July 12 - 16

  • Innovate and Create

    What are you curious about?  What intrigues you, confuses you, sparks your interests? Calling all day dreamers: Let’s take a look at the ways in which artists today are exploring big questions and wild wonderings, to innovate and create! Throughout this session we will engage in various exercises that stretch our creative muscles and nurture our imaginations.  Let’s use curiosity as a gateway to innovate art making approaches!

    Taught by Art Teacher Jessica Konopka
    Weeks Offered: July 12 - 16, 19 - 23
    Materials Fee: $20
  • The Art of Language

    Do you love creative expression in all its forms? How do artists and poets draw inspiration from each other's work? In this session we will write poems inspired by works of art, and make art inspired by poetry!

    Taught by Art Teacher Jane Fentress
    Weeks Offered: July 12 - 16, 26 - 30
    Materials Fee: $20
  • Art and Acrobatics: An Exploration of Creativity

    Creativity is more than just on a canvas; it’s moving your body in new ways, building masterpieces from recycled materials, dancing and doing cartwheels, and and and! We will split our time between designing “upcycled” art projects such as making colorful placemats from cereal boxes and working on acrobatics skills (handstands, backbends, jumps, splits and much more). Come explore and play with new kinds of creation!

    Taught by Middle School Teacher Sarah Moser
    Week Offered: July 19 - 23