Adventures for the Independent Spirit
This #STEAMtastic program is led by AIS Second Grade Teacher Amelia Underwood and AIS Third Grade Teacher Audrey Sikdar, with incoming third, fourth, and fifth graders in mind. Camp Clever Owl will be packed with engaging, creative, hands-on, and team-based learning, with new lessons each week. Campers will participate in multiple STEAM challenges throughout the week that show them just how fun and relevant science, technology, engineering, art and math are to our world. Campers will learn the design process, develop problem solving skills, build their growth mindset, and strengthen their communications skills.
Explore a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, jewelry design, collage, pottery, and more in this exciting new program. Campers will work on multiple projects each day, keeping creativity sharp and hands nimble. Discover the artist within in only five days!
In Digital Storytelling, campers will learn how to turn basic story ideas into short narrative videos using smartphones/iPods and iMovie. This session will include work on storytelling, storyboarding, camera technique, and non-linear editing. No equipment is necessary, but if a student has a smartphone with a camera, they can use it to record their footage.
Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.
All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
In Movie Magic, campers will learn how to turn basic story ideas into short narrative videos using smartphones/iPods and iMovie. This session will include work on storytelling, storyboarding, camera technique, and non-linear editing. No equipment is necessary, but if a student has a smartphone with a camera, they can use it to record their footage.
The LEGO® Robotics Rescue Robots curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building but also programming basic robots. In addition to constructing robots, campers will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to respond in disaster situations.
Join Greener Partners’ farmers in the Farm Explorer Garden for a five-day exploration of the story of food from seed to plate! Campers will delve into where food comes from through the lens of gardening, science, art, culture, and cooking in a fun, immersive experience. We will touch, smell, and taste plants as we trace their origins, make natural dyes, work on experiments and garden tasks, and cook and sample delicious snacks. What common plant do we get from Ancient Egyptians? What leaves can we use to dye fabric and paper? What is my food story? Find out at the Farm Explorer Camp and journey with us through Food Stories!
Stay sharp over the summer in math and reading in this extended program. Campers will have the opportunity to dedicate quiet time to reading as well as work with the instructor on questions, concepts, and skills. They can also individually practice math concepts to prepare for next school year, as well as participate in math games and activities with the group. This program provides a great opportunity to work on summer assignments, get extra practice, and keep academics fresh in a relaxed summer setting.
Campers will get the Walnut Street Theatre Camp experience in a shortened day. They will participate in one class each day (character development, improvisation, makeup, dance, musical theatre) and create an original play that they will perform at the end of the week. Campers will come away more confident in their theatre performance abilities and a complete understanding of the theatrical process!
Take a stroll through the world of Spanish language this summer! Students will learn Spanish through hands-on activities and play-participating in various games and activities that will introduce and reinforce vocabulary, simple expressions, and messages. Cultural and social aspects of the Spanish Culture will also be included. This language program, created and taught by AIS Spanish teacher Montserrat Nomdedeu, will allow students to communicate in Spanish while developing a love of the language and of learning.