Afternoon Camps (scroll down for info)

*These camps are subject to change.*

  • Performing Arts Camps
    • Dramatic Arts Camp   
    • Wildcat Dance Camp 
       
  • Studio Arts Camps
    • Art & Nature  FULL AND CLOSED
    • Exploring Sculpture   FULL AND CLOSED
    • Exploring Mobiles and Stabiles... Make it Move!   FULL AND CLOSED
    • Exploring Drawing & Painting  FULL AND CLOSED

  • Other Camps
    • Competitive Speech  FULL AND CLOSED
    • Cooking  FULL AND CLOSED
    • CPR/First Aid   FULL AND CLOSED
    • Drum Camp
    • Future Author's Workshop FULL AND CLOSED
    • Photography  FULL AND CLOSED
    • Robotics  FULL AND CLOSED 
    • Science Fair Camp   FULL AND CLOSED
    • Technology Takeover Camp
    • Wildcat Dance Camp
    • Yoga  

Last updated: 6/8/2017

* Camps are subject to change.*

Arts: Dramatic Arts Camp 1 & 2

Dramatic Arts Camp 1 2017
Grades: 1 - 5 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 19 - 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Dramatic Arts Camp 2 2017
Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 26 - 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

This performing arts session will focus on learning the basics of acting techniques through theater games and improvisation. Campers will become familiar with basic theater technical elements such as lighting, costumes, and make-up. Campers will work with experienced drama instructors as well as with top SI drama students. Camp culminates in a performance featuring camper-prepared scenes and monologues.

To Dramatic Arts Camp Registrants:

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move well.

What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day.

Where to go on the first day of camp? Please report to the Bannan Theater. Come to the Summer Programs office on the first day for directions to the Bannan Theater.

Performance for families and friends: Camp will end with a performance for families and friends on Friday, Bannan Theater at 4:15 pm. Please be seated in Theater by 4:00 pm.

Arts: Studio Arts Camp 1 - 4

Art Camp 1: Art and Nature   FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 19 - 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Let's explore how the "design" we observe in Nature can be an inspiration for our own original art pieces. By looking at the structure, colors, and textures of things found in the natural world such as trees, plants, shells, and clouds, we will create drawings, paintings and mixed media works. Paint, wood, metal, glass, wire, and fabric are some of the elements we will use to create art pieces for you to take home.


 

Art Camp 2: Exploring Sculpture  FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 26 - 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Explore how FORM shapes SPACE using wood, paper, metal, wire, paint, glass, found objects and elements found in our natural environment. We will design and create individual pieces to take home. If you would like to make a tower, a totem and an Eco-Quilt, join us in Studio 108 this summer.


 

Art Camp 3: Exploring Mobiles and Stabiles....Make it Move!
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 5 - 7 (3 day camp); Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $250 (includes materials)

"Make it Move". You will join other students interested in designing and making 3D works that have elements of motion incorporated into the structure of your sculptures. How to make it stand, how to add movement, and how to engage the viewer will be part of your job as an artist. A range of materials from wood, metal, wire, paper, glass, yarn, and paint will be used to create your original sculptures.


 

Art Camp 4: Exploring Drawing and Painting    FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 10 - 14; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

By joining this studio art class, you will join other students interested in gaining experience in exploring various styles of drawing and painting. You will use charcoal, oil, acrylic paints, sketch pencils, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor paints to create original artworks. Your art pieces will be created by working from observing objects and from your own creative ideas. At the end of the week, you will take home small and large-scale art you have created.


 

To Visual Arts Camps Registrants:

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting stained.

What to bring? Please bring a large old shirt to use as a cover-up during the week. You can leave the shirt in the Art Studio during the week. Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day.

Where to go on the first day of camp? The Visual Arts Camps will be held in the Art Studio - Room 108.

Arts: Wildcat Dance Camp 1 & 2

Wildcat Dance Camp 1 2017
Grades 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 19 - 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Dance is both athletic and artistic. At camp, we will explore dance as storytelling and performance, while focusing on stretching and strengthening techniques for fitness, agility, balance, and control. Each day, campers will take a ballet technique class. Next, dancers will shift focus to jazz technique including chasses, leaps, pirouettes, and floorwork. Finally, the campers will combine those elements learned during technique into dances to be performed at the end of camp. Each camper will learn a dance taught by the director of the SI Dance Program, a dance taught by SI Dance Faculty and Graduate, and a piece created by the campers themselves with the assistance of SI Student Teacher Assistants. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome!

Wildcat Dance Camp 2 2017
Grades 1 - 5 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 26 - 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

With focus on ballet and jazz, this session of Wildcat Dance Camp will explore dance as storytelling and performance. Dancers will take technique classes in various styles with SI Dance Faculty and Student Teachers Assistants. Using dance as storytelling and expression, dancers will learn how to express emotion and story through movement. By the end of the week, dancers will have learned at least two group dances and have helped create choreography of their own. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome!

To Wildcat Dance Camp Registrants:

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move well. Any appropriate T-shirt or tank top and sweat pants, yoga pants, or leggings are allowed. You should feel comfortable and able to move without restriction. If you already own ballet or jazz shoes, you are welcome to bring them. If you do not own dance shoes, you may dance barefoot.

What to bring? Please bring a light snack and a bottle of water to camp every day.

Where to go on the first day of camp? Wiegand Theater

Performance for families and friends: Camp ends on Friday afternoon with a performance from 4:15 - 5 pm. for families and friends. Please be seated in Wiegand Theater by 4:00 pm.

Competitive Speech Camp FULL AND CLOSED

Competitive Speech Camp 2017    FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 7 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 10 - 14; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Come join us for our 5-day competitive speech camp. Students will learn about all the different aspects of competitive speech performance: interpretive, oratorical, and extemporaneous speaking styles. Includes a special performance for parents on the last day of camp.

To Competitive Speech Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room TBA
  • Performance for families and friends: Camp ends on Friday afternoon with speech performances from 3 - 4 pm. Specific locations will be posted prior to the last Friday of camp.

Cooking FULL AND CLOSED

Cooking 2017   FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)

Dates:
Session 1: June 19 - June 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm   FULL AND CLOSED
Session 2: June 26 - June 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm   FULL AND CLOSED
Session 3: July 10 - July 14; Time: 1 - 4 pm      FULL AND CLOSED
Session 4: July 17 - July 21; Time: 1 - 4 pm      FULL AND CLOSED

Cost: $400 (materials included)

For young students who prefer to watch the Food Network than the Cartoon Channel. We will feed their interest at SI's summer school cooking camp designed for junior chefs. Students will learn basic food and kitchen safety as well as food prep skills. After they have learned how to make a simple pizza or a quesadilla, they will be ready for dinner time duties. A parent's dream come true!

To Cooking Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring?
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Kitchen

CPR/First Aid Workshop FULL AND CLOSED

CPR/First Aid Workshop 2017     FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 7 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 5 - 7 (3 days); 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $250 (includes course workbook and card)

Note: In order to receive a CPR certification card, attendance is mandatory during the entire session; you cannot be absent for any part of this workshop. Do not register for this workshop if you know that you will miss any days or parts of days. Refunds will not be given for absences of any kind.

Add to your skill set by learning, practicing and becoming competent in basic First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). This training meets the needs of workplace responders, school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public. You will be certified through EMS Safety Services and receive a certification card in CPR and Standard First Aid at the completion of the workshop. In addition, you will learn first aid techniques useful to any teen or pre-teen who babysits, coaches, or serves in many types of jobs or volunteer services. In order to successfully participate in this workshop, all campers must feel comfortable talking about the human body. The training also involves practicing with a human dummy for the CPR and AED use.

To CPR/First Aid Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room TBA

Drum Camp

Drum Camp 2017
Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 10 - 14; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: July 17 - 21; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

SI's Drum Camp offers students the opportunity to train and play with a full size drumline consisting of marching snares, tenor toms, and bass drums. Students will learn how to read basic music notation, as well as the fundamentals of sticking, tempo, dynamics, and drum maintenance. Students will also study several of the basic drum rudiments and apply them in a performance piece. Whether an experienced musician or a first time player, the camp is designed to push each drummer to their greatest potential in a 5-day training period. In addition to musical instruction, campers participate in mild physical conditioning to build muscle groups needed for playing drums. The camp requires some at-home practice using silent pads, which are loaned to students by the camp. Students may bring their own drumsticks if they have a size preference, but standard beginner sticks are given to each student at the start of the week.

To Drum Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing (sweats, shorts) and bring a sweatshirt for playing outdoors.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day. Bring a positive, professional attitude. Whether this is your first time touching a drumstick or you have played for years, the drumline plays as one. There is no such thing as a master drummer, as all drummers are students for life. Please bring the linked permission slip completed and signed (to be posted).
  • What equipment will be provided? Sticks, practice pads, and notebooks will be issued on the first day, and must be brought to camp each day. Drums will also be provided.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room TBA
  • Performance for families and friends: Session 1 Camp ends on TBA with a performance at 3:30 pm. Please be seated in Room TBA by 3:15 pm. Session 2 Camp ends on TBA with a performance at 3:30 pm. Please be seated in Room TBA by 3:15 pm.

Future Author's Workshop 1 & 2

Future Author's Workshop 1 2017
Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 19 - 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Future Author's Workshop 2 2017
Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: June 26 - 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

Good storytelling is an art form, and this week-long seminar will explore the different methods and strategies employed by top fiction writers. The students will begin by learning how to read like writers, and then they'll use a variety of short stories as models for their own writing. They will learn to "show, not tell" and stock their writer's toolbox with techniques such as indirect characterization, dialogue, backfill, point of view, and tone. Every student will compose several writing exercises a day, and on the last day of class, he or she will present a favorite piece in a live reading, which the parents are encouraged to attend. Orson Scott Card, author of Enders' Game, once said, "Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." Hopefully, after taking this course, the students will be able to see possible story ideas in their everyday lives.

To Future Authors' Workshop Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to each workshop.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room TBA
  • Performance for families and friends: The workshop ends on Friday afternoon, June 23 and June 30 respectively with student readings of their work. Young Authors Open Reading will take place from 2:45 - 4 pm. Come to room TBA if you would like to attend.

Photography Camp FULL AND CLOSED

Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017) 

Dates:

  • Session 1: June 19 - 23 | 1 pm - 4 pm    FULL AND CLOSED
  • Session 2: June 26 - 30 | 1 pm - 4 pm    FULL AND CLOSED
  • Session 3: July 17 - 21 |  1 pm - 4 pm    FULL AND CLOSED

Cost: $400 (includes materials)

This course provides a comprehensive study of photography as an art form. Students will experience a variety of approaches to the medium of black and white photography beginning with photograms and pinhole photography. Students will also use SLR 35mm cameras, process black and white film and make positive images from their own negatives. They will also shoot with DSLR cameras to learn the technical aspects of the camera including aperture and shutter speed and better understand concepts as depth of field, blurred action, long exposure, etc.

To Photography Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp everyday.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room 206

Robotics FULL AND CLOSED

Robotics 2017   FULL AND CLOSED
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017); Time: 1 - 4 pm

Dates:
Session 1: June 19 - 23 (Modules 1-2-3 or 4)    FULL AND CLOSED
Session 2: June 26 - 30 (Modules 1-2-3 or 4)    FULL AND CLOSED
Session 3: July 5 - 7 (3 day camp) Modules 1-2-or 3)    FULL AND CLOSED
Session 4: July 10 - 14 (Modules 1-2-3 or 4)    FULL AND CLOSED
Session 5: July 17 - 21 (Modules 1-2-3 or 4)    FULL AND CLOSED

Cost:
$350 Sessions 1-2-4-5 (includes materials)
$250 Session 3 (3 day camp, includes materials)

All Modules will be offered each week during Sessions 1-2-3-4-5. Module 4 will not be offered during Session 3 (July 5-7). Module 4 is a 5-day long class.

Students will learn various aspects of programming, software, and hardware application and engineering in our robotics camps. The camp is split into four distinct modules. On the first day of each camp, students will be asked to pick any one module per week. Each module is one week in duration and students can only complete one module per week. However, students can sign up for multiple weeks to complete any combination of the four modules.

Module 1: Video Game Production (Scratch)
Students will use the MIT Scratch interface to design and create their own video games. The elementary concepts of programming will be learned using drag-and-drop coding blocks. Students will then learn the analogous real world code that performs the same functions and methods executed by the Scratch programming blocks.

Module 2: Robotics I (Sphero/BB-8)
Students will use various iOS apps to program and control Sphero robots. Participants will face various design challenges and obstacle courses they must solve and navigate through with their robots. Students will also learn the analogous real work code that performs the same functons as the programming blocks used to control the Sphero robots.

Module 3: Robotics II (Lego MindStorms)
Students will use the Lego MindStorm Commander app to program and control MindStorms robots. The week will culminate with a "robot olympics" and a "battle royale" where the robots the students build will compete with one another in a student-designed arena. Students will also learn the analogous real world code that performs the same functions as the programming blocks used to control the MindStorms robots.

Module 4: Computer-Aided Design (CAD) & 3D Printing (Cannot be offered during Session 3, July 5-7. This module is 5 days long)
Students will use various CAD programs to design and create their own 3D objects. Students will work in small teams to lean and understand the process of design. The week will culminate with students 3D printing their designs and a discussion of the real-world applications of CAD, 3D printing, and the larger scope of design in a society.

To Robotics Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move well.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp everyday.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? TBA

Science Fair Camp

Science Fair Camp 2017

Grades: 6 - 9 (as of fall 2017)


Dates:
Session 1: June 19 - 23; Time: 1 - 4 pm

Session 2: June 26 - 30; Time: 1 - 4 pm   FULL AND CLOSED

Cost: $350 (materials included)

Go beyond the classroom at this activity-based science fair camp! We will cover the basics for a great science project; focusing in on a problem, forming a testable hypothesis, experimenting to gather and organize data and forming a conclusion. Participants will conduct their own research and produce a report with their team. A mini science fair!

To Science Fair Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
  • What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp everyday.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? Room TBA

Technology Takeover Camp

Technology Takeover Camp 2017
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)

Dates:
Session 1: June 19 - 23 | 1 pm - 4 pm | $350 (includes materials)
Session 2: June 26 - 30 | 1 pm - 4 pm | $350 (includes materials)
Session 3: July 5 - 7 (3 days) | 1 pm - 4 pm | $250 (includes materials)
Session 4: July 10 - 14 | 1 pm - 4 pm | $350 (includes materials)
Session 5: July 17 - 21 | 1 pm - 4 pm | $350 (includes materials)   FULL AND CLOSED

Want to learn more about technology and social media? Join our Technology Takeover Camp! This camp is designed for students with an interest in developing 21st century multi-media skills. Students will learn how to manage social media and craft multimedia packages (including videos, pod-casts and slideshows) and report out to the class and school. Students will have access to the latest digital storytelling software and equipment for a fun-filled media experience!

To Technology Takeover Camp Registrants:

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing
What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp every day.
Where to go on the first day of camp? TBA

Yoga Camp

Yoga Camp 2017
Grades: 5 - 9 (as of fall 2017)
Dates: Session 1; July 10 - 14; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Session 2; July 17 - 21; Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials)

The goal of this camp is to demystify yoga and make is accessible for every person curious about the practice. We will dive into the physical component of yoga, know as Asanas and break down postures through studying alignment and linking breath to movement. During camp, we will study various postures focusing on anatomy and the physical and mental benefits of each pose. In addition to studying these poses, camp will include at least 1 hour of physical movement each day with the hopes students will begin developing their own personal yoga practice. Each day will include a different focus, including topics like the roots of yoga, yoga and special populations, yoga and nutrition, and yoga and the self. The goal of camp is to introduce a new way to appreciate your body and become aware of the link between mind, body and mental health.

To Yoga Camp Registrants:

  • What to wear? Wear comfortable athletic yoga clothes.
  • What to bring? Bring a sweatshirt, a light snack and drink to camp every day.
  • Where to go on the first day of camp? TBA
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