Summer Camps, 2019
Outdoor Art Camp – For Students in grades 1 – 4
“Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and provides many other mental health benefits. And anyone can do it.”
The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone
By Deane Alban
Students will have fun creating art while enjoying the great outdoors! Art concepts such as color, value, line, and shape will be introduced through fun art projects that can only be created outside! Students should come to class wearing clothes that will allow them to get messy. Art shirts are strongly encouraged! Alternative art lessons will be available if the weather is not conducive to being outside.
Summer STEAM Camp – For Students in grades 1 – 4
“Education is not the learning of facts but training the mind to think.” -Albert Einstein
Summer STEAM Camp will encourage students to problem solve through a series of challenges that will incorporate science, math, engineering, and art. Some projects will encourage cooperative learning while others will allow students to create on their own. Each day your child will be introduced to at least one challenge and be given the materials with which to complete the challenge. Growth and Fixed Mindset will be taught and reinforced throughout this program.
Build a Tiny House – For Students in grades 5 – 8
If you’ve been watching TV or reading magazines, chances are that you have seen a tiny house. These little homes are popping up everywhere! In this project-based learning class, your child will be challenged to build his/her own tiny house while reinforcing math skills. Students will create blueprints, design floor plans, write their home specs, and create the exterior design. Growth mindset will be taught and reinforced throughout this project.
Chess Camp – For Students in grades 1 – 8
Studies have shown that students who play chess do better in school. Chess has shown to enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and visualization skills. With this in mind, students will be taught the basics of chess playing. This program will teach the students, through lessons that build on each other, to play the game of chess. For those students who already know how to play, more advanced strategies will be taught. Benefits from learning chess include an improvement in concentration and memory, enhanced reading and math skills through problem solving, foster logic and critical thinking, and learning that actions have consequences.
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