Enrichments

Enrichments

“Expand your Mind this Summer”

Our Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide children with the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities
in a safe and caring environment. Campers enroll in a half day program (concentration) of an activity of their choosing.
Small groups of 10 to 12 students are created based on age and skill level. The average child/adult ratio is 6:1,
allowing our campers to benefit from a family-like atmosphere and personal attention from our faculty.

Enrichment Options

Study Skills Boot Camp
This course will provide participants with a variety of research-based study skills. Students will learn about how to use
their own learning preferences to develop effective learning strategies to improve their executive functioning.
Topics covered in this course include: memory storage, time management, goal setting and learning styles.
Students will receive a toolbox of skills (aka “the playbook”) to apply to their academic subject matter in school.

Taught by Evan Flamenbaum, DSW, Director, Academics West, LLC

Musical Theater
This exciting performance class is for the student who is serious about theater and loves being on stage.  Students will begin the week by auditioning and being cast in a “mini-musical.”  Directed by our professional teaching artist, cast members will receive training in acting, singing and dancing through the rehearsal process.  On Friday, complete with costumes, props and set pieces, we will present our show!

Taught by Artistree Performing Arts

Sports Broadcasting (week of 7/12 only)
Do you love sports?  Would you enjoy a career as a TV Sportscaster?  Now is your chance.  Boys & Girls age 10-15 will learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting and participate in many activities including play by play, sideline reporting, hosting sports talk radio and PTI style shows, sports anchoring, ranting and much more.

In Partnership with Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camp

Fine Arts
Campers challenge their inner artist and discover new ways to express themselves in a different medium each day. At the end of the week, campers have masterpieces of their own to take home!

Finance

In first part of the week campers will learn basic financial skills necessary to run a household, touching on how to write checks, budgeting, mortgages, credit and taxes. The rest of the week will relate what we have learned about households to companies to develop basic knowledge of stocks, bonds, options and futures using case-studies Campers will emerge from this course with an appreciation for capital markets, markets In general and their raison d’etre. We will spend time on the importance of due diligence and causes of infamous market crashes.

Friendship, Empowerment, Leadership, Confidence
Join nationally known program My Remarkable Self in a challenging, dynamic and fun summer intensive program for girls focusing on developing leadership, communication and self-advocacy skills while enhancing friendships.  Learn about self-esteem, confidence, feelings and empowerment through team-work projects, role-plays, games, activities and discussion.

Run By My Remarkable Self

Beginner Chess Camp (week of 7/5)

Want to give your son or daughter a leg up in school and in life? Then give them the game of chess.  This program is for kids who want to start playing the royal game, but presently do not know the rules or have limited experience. They will learn the pieces, set up, and rules of the game. Students will be able to play an entire game of chess after day 5 and will be able to join in with others from around the world for the rest of their lives.
Intermediate Chess Camp  (week of 7/12)
These camps are intended for students who already know how to play the game of chess and want to improve their skills. The camps focus on fundamental strategies that will lead to better understanding of the game of chess and more victories. The culmination of each camp is an exciting chess tournament.
Instructor Andrew Dexter South Kent Faculty 
Andrew  is a mathematics teacher at South Kent School and a Harvard graduate.  He is a USCF rated expert, who has been teaching chess to students of all ages for the last five years. 

STEM Options

Week #1: Robotics Camp – 7/6 to 7/10
Secure your child a spot in one of the most prestigious upcoming career fields: Robotics! This program will not only include computer science, programming and coding, but will further delve into circuitry, video game design and creation. Students will even have a chance to design and build their own robot as a team with high-tech VEX IQ materials. Passion for STEM can be started early with this fun, competitive robotics camp!

Week #2: Flight and Rocketry – 7/13 to 7/17
Do you like to create things that fly?  In this fun, engaging and hands-on program, each camper will explore concepts of gravity, flight and rocketry.  Campers will create “the perfect package” for an egg drop, paper airplanes and rockets, gliders and model rocketry!

Week #3: Inventor’s Workshop – 7/20 to 7/24
Do you like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If you do, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for you! Join us for an engaging session of making inventions with Makey Makey, Little Bits, Snap Circuits and Robotics. Turn everyday objects into touch pads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. Participants will build a musical instrument, and explore personal interests.

Run by CT STEM Academy