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Expanding Horizons

Morning Enrichment
Period 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        Snack - 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Period 2 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Summer with Westerly has developed a curriculum that enriches and improves understanding of subject matter, yet engages like summer camp.  Each student has the opportunity to customize their mornings by choosing two different courses from a variety of subjects. The engaging curriculum keeps students busy throughout the morning, as each course offers insight to the subject, real world application and opportunities to create projects that students can be proud of.  From dissecting creepy crawlers to filming their first movie, the campus buzzes with excitement as students gain a true appreciation for learning.  

Our students are grouped as follows: 2nd & 3rd graders, and 4th & 5th graders

The curriculum is differentiated within the groups to meet the appropriate needs of the ages, and to offer new projects and activities for students that might have joined us in prior years.

Campers pick a class from Period 1 and a class from Period 2

Class Combos Grades 2-3

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Science

STEAM Supercharged

Science

Film

Science

STEAM Supercharged

Rhythm

Theatre/Improv

STEAM Supercharged

Cooking

Film

Rhythm

Art & Paint

Cooking

Rhythm

Theatre/Improv

Cooking

Theatre/Improv

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Combos Grades 4-5

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

STEAM Supercharged

Science

Film

Science

STEAM Supercharged

Science

Theatre/Improv

Rhythm

Cooking

STEAM Supercharged

Rhythm

Film

Cooking

Art & Paint

Theatre/Improv

Rhythm

Theatre/Improv

Cooking

 

 

 

Sports

 

 

Course Descriptions

Introducing our NEW 2019 STEAM Based Offering, SUPERCHARGED!
We've partenered with National Inventor's Hall of Fame to bring an exciting and enriching STEAM offering to our summer. Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEAM course...here is some of what's in store for your child:
 
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
Children team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in Deep Sea Mystery™. 
 
STEM APPLICATION
In DIY Orbot™, participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance.
 
INNOVATION
Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on the role of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains in Innovation Force™.

A child’s imagination has endless possibilities. Why not provide them the tools and know how to have some fun with their imagination through video production? Students will have the opportunity to write direct, film and edit their own short films to be later presented and screened in the session ending celebration. Students will be introduced to the basics; using video equipment, working with sound and lighting, and using the Apple® drag and drop video editor, iMovie® to name a few. 

Opportunities for break-out projects and new programs will be available to students grades 4-5th and those with past class experience.

Does a squid have a skeleton?
What did an owl have for dinner? 
Can you really bounce an egg?
What makes a battery work?

Find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level, learn how to prepare specimens, slides and how to use a microscope.  Students will dive into the scientific process.

Each day we will explore, create, and review our experiment findings.

Get those gloves and goggles ready......this might get messy!
 

It’s undeniable that summer weather, festivities, and fun definitely spur an appetite. This summer, we are getting creative in the kitchen. Tasty ingredients and summer activities will put our minds to work in creating an abundance of wonderful summer recipes with a health-conscious mind. Join our cooking class each session as we discuss kitchen safety, recipes, create our own meals, and photograph our food to make others’ mouths water.  Let’s explore the history, science, culture, and taste of summer foods. It’s time to get cooking!

Come jam with the band! 

Students will learn how to develop improvisational music skills beyond playing solos.  Focus will be placed on blues structures as well as free-form jams, exploring with many different instruments in our Westerly Music Studio.  This course also includes classroom time devoted to music theory, which is essential to being successful in an improvisational setting.  Experience with instruments is not essential.  

Join Westerly's PE Coach and Athletic Director for some fun under the sun. This course will immerse you in engaging skills to develop in different sports, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football while including some exciting games, like Capture the Flag, Take it Home, and Scarf Tag that test your agility and keep you engaged in excitement. 

Don't hesitate...this sports camp style class is only available for Session 2, Period 2 (Grades 4/5). 

Westerly's Theatre/Improv 101 offers a fun and safe environment for kids to learn about the basics of theatre with an emphasis on improvisation. It will allow kids to creatively express themselves  through the art of thinking on their feet, team work, creating characters, and public speaking, all while telling a story without a script. Classes will be broken down into:
1. Learning the basics of theatre
2. Learning the rules of improv
3. Creating a character, scene, and working with a partner

The class will end with a culminating show for parents and fellow Westerly Campers.

Come join us for some fun drawing and painting projects.  There is an academic side to 2D art as well as a fun and creative side.  During this session we will have our creative hats on and will be inspired by artists like Eric Carl, Pejac, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Monica and Tyler Aiello.  The goal is to have engaging fun while learning, exploring, and creating art.  Each project has the Elements of Art and Principles of Design incorporated into the process.  Students will be creating and completing 4 to 5 pieces of art to take home at the end of the session. 

Wildcat

Afternoon Enrichment     1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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