Grades 6 - 8
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
During Westerly's academic year, we've identified areas of interest of the middle school students and aim to deliver a curriculum around those interests while encompassing core academic themes within the context.
Session 1 - Culinary Arts
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 (1 Week Session)
Let’s be honest, Middle School students love to eat. This course takes students from a love of food to an appreciation and understanding of the fundamentals of cooking. Students will explore various color and flavor combinations, the basics of following recipes, analyze the health and cost of their meals as they independently and collaboratively build a variety of dishes to seduce their palette and bring their taste buds to a more sophisticated level.
This class will cover:
Kitchen skills and safety, Science of cooking, Recipes and measurements, Cooking for an athletic lifestyle, Food photography/marketing, Cooking and Cultures, Personal nutrition, Food costs and planning, Cook-Off Challenges
Session 2 - Solar Car Engineering
Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 12 (2 Week Session)
Session 3: Two Great Courses in 1 Session...
1) Drawing & Painting and 2)Intro to Problem Solving
Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 (1 Week Session)
Session 4 - Video Game Design with Scratch Coding
Monday, July 22 through Friday, August 2 (2 Week Session)
Middle School students looking to stay for full day will be offered assistant roles to support our afternoon teaching staff in a variety of ways: enhancing the thematic environment through art, mentoring younger campers, and supportive cooperation in outdoor/athletic activities. Must let us know during registration process if your child will stay on for afternoon.