Adventures for the Independent Spirit
Camp Little Owl is an introductory program designed to offer young children an exciting first experience at summer camp. Led by AIS PreK teacher Kathy Seaton, daily activities include songs, camp cheers, games, group time, snack, cooking, outdoor experiences, arts & crafts, and water play. Each week will be organized around a special theme, chosen specifically to appeal to our PreK and K campers! Campers may stay for a brown bag lunch from 12:00pm–12:30pm each day.
Camp Little Owl welcomes boys and girls who will be four or five by August 31, 2018.
This three-hour program is designed with incoming first and second graders in mind. Camp Wise Owl takes it up a notch from Camp Little Owl, as children are now ready for the next level of fun and learning. AIS Kindergarten teacher Melanie Slezak will introduce a different country each week and explore music, arts, and stories about that culture. The curriculum introduces some reading and writing as well as practice with some basic math skills appropriate for this age group. This program is a blend of imagination and hands-on work in a structured and caring environment.
A combination of science and art based activities awaits curious minds as students explore crafts, do-it-yourself projects, and exciting experiments. With activities based both in and out of the classroom, campers will spark imagination and creativity while getting their hands dirty and investigating the world around them.
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.
An AIS summer favorite–with exciting new themes! Crafts, Cooks, and Books will connect children’s books with cooking and crafts. Campers will read and discuss a selected children’s book. As a group, they will incorporate hands-on cooking activities and crafts related to the theme of the book. Crafts, Cooks, and Books allows campers to exercise both practical and creative skills in a fun, storybook setting!
Week 2: Tropical Treats
Week 5: Global Gourmet
Week 7: Snack Attack
Intro to Drone Flying Missions is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience
flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac- Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck- Drone,and more.
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.
This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning that uses LEGO® WeDoTM robots. Building with LEGO® bricks, campers will construct a dancing bird, smart spinner, drumming monkey, hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Go big or go home! This high-energy program takes your favorite games and backyard entertainments and makes them bigger and better! Campers will play yard twister, water balloon baseball, and other gigantic-size games!
The Philadelphia Zoo wants you to accompany us on an incredible animal journey! We’ll focus on animal empathy and care as you learn just how amazing our scaly, feathery, crawly, and furry friends are. Find out how you can care for and help animals, from your backyard to all over the world.
Designed for the budding reader and STEAM enthusiast, this workshop uses children’s literature to inspire campers to channel their inner architects, engineers, scientists, artists, and mathematicians! Using the Book Creator app and other tech tools, campers are ready to write their own stories about all that they have tried and learned!
*Designed by The Agnes Irwin School’s iTeam