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Kindergarten Through Grade Six ~ Summer Remote Classes

Week 1: June 8 – 12

 

Time for Robots! Ozobot & Pro-Bots ~ Grades Y5/KDG — 2

Students will focus on logic, critical thinking and some programming concepts using two fun robots – Ozobot & Pro-Bots!  Learn about touch, sound and light sensors or program your robot to follow lines and color codes.  Join us to learn simple real-world applications for sensors and coding! No reading skills necessary!  Participants will pick up their own Ozobot and Pro-Bot from Daycroft School on June 5th and return on Monday, June 15.

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $105    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Musical Instrument Making ~ Grades 3 – 6

You can make great sounding musical instruments with simple supplies. We will gather a bag of tried and true instrument making and decorating supplies that you will pick up curbside at Daycroft before camp that we will transform them into a banjo, harmonica, tambourine, rain stick, kalimba, drums and clappers. Be ready, because making & playing instruments is a blast and will make for a fun-filled week. Participants will pick up needed materials from Daycroft School on Friday, June 5

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins   Class Limit:  6   Day:  M — F  Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am   Fee:  $105 (includes $30 material fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Musical Instrument Making ~ Grades Y5/KDG — 2

You can make great sounding musical instruments with simple supplies. We will gather a bag of tried and true instrument making and decorating supplies that you will pick up curbside at Daycroft before camp that we will transform them into a banjo, harmonica, tambourine, rain stick, kalimba, drums and clappers. Be ready, because making & playing instruments is a blast and will make for a fun-filled week.   Participants will pick up needed materials from Daycroft School on Friday, June 5

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins  Class Limit:  6  Day:  M — F  Time:  11:00 – 12 noon  Fee:  $105 (includes $30 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Virtual Robotics A ~ Grades 3 – 6

Based on the LEGO EV3 robot, students will code their own virtual robots, to navigate through challenges using CoderZ, a platform by Amazon Future Engineer.  The virtual robot has two motors and a variety of sensors for students to learn and experiment with.  Focus will be on critical thinking as we dive into programming concepts using Blockly, a picture-based coding platform by Google.  Explore real-world applications of sensors, coding, robotics and so much more!  This is a two-hour class with a break for lunch in the middle!  (Two hour class)

Participants will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff  Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6  Day:  M — F  Time:  11–12 noon & 12:30-1:30 pm  Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Sound Body, Sound Mind Series ~ Grade Kdg. — 6

Kids need to move!  Research links the relationship between greater physical fitness in children with better executive functioning skills, greater self-esteem, and reduced risk of obesity.  Come spend an hour with Coach Josh where he will use his education in exercise science to teach you how to run like a cheetah, leap like a frog, and roll like a rollie-pollie!  These Monday and Thursday sessions in June will focus on the fundamentals of moving like an animal!

Coach Josh received his BA in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University and is currently enrolled in Wayne State’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He also holds his Certified Personal Training license through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Series Meeting Dates:  June 8th & 11th, June 15th & 18th and June 22nd & 25th

Instructor:  Coach Josh    Class Limit:  8    Days:  Mondays & Thursdays    Time:  1 – 2:00 pm    Fee:  $60    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Young Naturalist Explorers ~ Grades 4 – 6

Make your own special nature journal and explore the natural world around us by going on a backyard scavenger hunt. Specimens will be collected and examined closely as we record our observations and make detailed scientific drawings. Observation skills, sentence structure, measurement and calculating scale will all be a part of this scientific discovery session.  

Participants will need from home:  rubber bands, glue, ruler, pencil and colored pencils from home

Instructor:  Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  1 – 2 pm    Fee:  $75 (includes $5 materials fee)    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Together @ 2 — Making Art ~ Grades Kdg — 6

Be artistic in this virtual art studio! Enjoy creating in the company of others with your own supplies.  Even though we will all be creating with different materials and in our own unique way, we’ll take notice and be inspired by each other and appreciate the buzz of everyone’s creativity. Ms. Higgins will be able to provide helpful hints and acknowledge students’ progress. 

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  12    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3 pm    Fee:  $40    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

 

Week 2: June 15 – 19

 

Live Introduction to Robotics ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Students will focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and coding with the use of their own Ozobot and Dash robot for the week!  Students will use Blockly, a picture-based programming language designed by Google, to solve challenges using their Ozobot and Dash.  We’ll also discuss some real-world applications for robots and programming.   No reading skills necessary! Participants will pick up robot kits from Daycroft School on Friday, June 12 and return June 22

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $145    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Adventures with American Girl ~ Grades 2 – 6

Discover history through the historical adventures of the American Girl!  Various crafts, games, sewing and cooking projects will be a small part of the fun as campers discover history with their doll and create accessories for themselves and their doll. 
The instructor will email participants the week before camp with possible craft materials from home & pick-up of material kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 12

Instructor:  Mrs. Wright  Class Limit:  6  Day:  M — F  Time:  10:15–11:15 am  Fee:  $85 (includes $10 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Electronic Music Creation ~ Grades 3 – 6

Learn how to create your own music using electronic platforms! Using the cutting edge platforms such as Soundtrap, Loopy, Garageband, Google Song Maker, and more, we will create and share our own music! You will also have the opportunity to collaborate musically with other students through these digital platforms and make your musical dreams come to life!

Students will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Ms. Grebe    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M - F    Time:  10:15 – 11:00 am    Fee:  $60   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

So You Think You Can Dance? ~ Grades 3 – 8

Get ready for a crash course in ballet, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop!  Learn dance techniques in classes, practice musicality through fun games and activities, and even learn some combinations to show your family and friends!  Whether you’ve been dancing for years or never taken a class, all dancers are welcome!  (Two — 45 min. sessions)

Instructor:  Ms. Blaise   Class Limit:  min. 3, max. 8   Day:  M — F   Time:  11:15 – 12 noon and 1 – 1:45 pm  Fee:  $80   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

A Cocinar!  Let’s Cook! Spanish Style ~ Grades 1 and 2 

Something smells really yummy in our kitchens! Our little chefs will be creating easy delicious foods guided by the instructions provided virtually.  This camp is the perfect combination of hands-on cooking  while learning Spanish.  Every day will be a different recipe, all with simple and healthy ingredients. A list of ingredients for the week will be sent to participants the week before camp begins.

Participation Days:  Grade 1 — M, W & F and Grade 2 — T, TH & F 

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny    Class Limit:  6    Time:  11 – 11:30 am     Fee: $30    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Take a “Bite” Out of Shark Week! ~ Grades Y5/Kdg — 2

Dive under the water and go on a shark adventure without being in a cage!  Learn about the different types of sharks found in our oceans and their importance in ocean health.  Sing some new songs, read some “great” books and even go on a shark hunt!  Come join...if you dare!
The instructor will email participants the week before camp with possible craft materials to have on-hand from home.

Instructor:  Ms. Buchanan    Class Limit:  8    Day:  M - F    Time:  11:30 – 12:15 pm    Fee:  $50   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Virtual Robotics B ~ Grades 3 – 6

Based on the LEGO EV3 robot, students will code their own virtual robots, to navigate through challenges using CoderZ, a platform by Amazon Future Engineer.  The virtual robot has two motors and a variety of sensors for students to learn and experiment with.  Focus will be on critical thinking as we dive into programming concepts using Blockly, a picture-based coding platform by Google.  Explore real-world applications of sensors, coding, robotics and so much more!  This is a two-hour class with a break for lunch in the middle! (Two hour class)

Participants will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Mr. Bill    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 am — 12 noon & 12:30 to 1:30 pm    Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Young Naturalist Explorers ~ Grades 2 and 3

Make your own special nature journal and explore the natural world around us by going on a backyard scavenger hunt. Specimens will be collected and examined closely as we record our observations and make detailed scientific drawings. Observation skills, sentence structure, measurement and calculating scale will all be a part of this scientific discovery session.

Participants will need:  rubber bands, glue, ruler, pencil and colored pencils

Instructor:  Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  1 – 1:45 pm    Fee:  $70 (includes $5 materials fee)    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Duct Tape for Days ~ Grades 3 – 6

Did you know there are 101 things that you can make with Duck (duct) tape?  We’ll gather the possibilities and you choose and create!  You may spend the week perfecting one creation or make loads of smaller ones.  Discover the possibilities... from bags, desk organizers, sleds, notebook covers, and much, much more! 

Participants will need:  5 or 6 rolls of duct tape in your choice of colors

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  2:00 – 3:00    Fee:  $75    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED
 

Week 3: June 22 – 26

 

WeDO 1.0 Robotics ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Students will focus on basic building concepts, critical thinking, and programming concepts using a visual software that does not require any reading. Join us as we explore simple real-world applications for sensors and coding.  Students will get their own Lego WeDo kit for the duration of the class, which includes parts to build and program loads of fun robots using a motor, a motion and tilt sensor. 
Participants will pick up their WeDO kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 19 and return on Monday, June 29

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $105    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

The Amazing Elephant Essay Experience ~ Grades 5 – 8

Elephants can fly!  Oh YES they can — and participants will learn how to construct an essay to convince the biggest skeptics.  Learn how to craft a STRONG thesis statement, three supportive paragraphs and a satisfying conclusion with this fun guided writing class.

Instructor:  Ms. Debi Bailey      Class Limit:  6      Day: M — F      Time:  9:30 to 10:30 am      Fee:  $75      Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Wearable Art ~ Grades Y5/Kdg — 2

Making art that you can wear is a ton of fun!  We will gather the supplies you will need to create hats, masks, capes, bracelets, beads and even tie-dye t-shirts that are made using permanent markers.  Projects will be simple enough to manage at home and open-ended for young artists to create in their own way.  All you will need is a white t- shirt, a good work space and an adult in the vicinity if help is needed tying knots or poking holes.  Participants will pick up materials at Daycroft School on June 19

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins   Class Limit:  6   Day: M - F   Time:  11:00 – 12 noon   Fee:  $90 (includes $15 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Campamento del Misterio / Spanish Mystery Class ~ Grades 3 and 4

Can you solve the mystery? This class will encourage students to practice vocabulary words and continue developing conversational skills.  During this camp participants will receive clues that will help solve the mystery.  The instructor will email participants the week before camp

Participation Days:  Grade 3 — M, W, & F  and Grade 4 — T, TH & F  

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny    Class Limit: 6    Time:  10:45 to 11:15 am    Fee:  $30    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Electronics ~ Grades 3 – 6

Students will focus on the fundamentals of electricity and individual electronic components. During this two hour class, participants will explore how the atomic structure of elements affect conductivity and how electronic components are commonly used all over the world. Students will apply what they learn throughout the class to build, and modify their own kid-friendly electrical circuits.  (Two hour class)
Participants will pick up their kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 19 and return on Monday, June 29

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff   Class Limit:  6    Day:  M – F    Time:  11 am — 12 noon and 12:30 to 1:30 pm    Fee:  $180    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Discovering Poetry ~ Grades 3 – 6

Poetry can be found in the most interesting and unexpected places, and participants will be on the lookout.  Create a book with the poetry we discover along with illustrations.  Time will be spent listening to and writing several forms of poetry:  including cinquain, diamanté, haiku, free verse and concrete poetry.  We will share in a mini-poetry slam on the final day!

Materials needed from home:  Ultra-fine Sharpies and colored pencils — Poetry book will be mailed to participants

Instructor:  Ms. Debi  Class Limit:  min. 4 - max. 6  Day:  M-F  Time:  1 – 2:00 pm  Fee:  $80  (includes $5 material fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Chess Wizards ~ Grades Kdg — 5

Unleash your brain power and have fun too! Spend a part of your summer with Chess Wizards, where you will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more. Learning chess is made fun both for new and experienced players.  Chess is the perfect summer learning tool keeping kids' minds sharp while playing a game!

Instructor:  Chess Wizards    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M – F    Time:  2 – 3:30 pm    Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Together @ 2 — Making Art ~ Grades Kdg — 6

Be artistic in this virtual art studio! Enjoy creating in the company of others with your own supplies.  Even though we will all be creating with different materials and in our own unique way, we’ll take notice and be inspired by each other and appreciate the buzz of everyone’s creativity. Ms. Higgins will be able to provide helpful hints and acknowledge students’ progress. 

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  12    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3 pm    Fee:  $40    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED


Week 4: July 6 – 10

 

Discovering Poetry ~ Grades 3 – 6

Poetry can be found in the most interesting and unexpected places, and participants will be on the lookout.  Create a book with the poetry we discover along with illustrations.  Time will be spent listening to and writing several forms of poetry:  including cinquain, diamanté, haiku, free verse and concrete poetry.  We will share in a mini-poetry slam on the final day!

(Ultra-fine Sharpies and colored pencils needed from home - Poetry book will be mailed to participants)

Instructor:  Ms. Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M – F    Time:  9 – 10:00 am    Fee:  $80  (includes $5 material fee)
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Junior Electronics ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Students will get their own Squishy Circuits kit, which they will keep after the class to continue learning and exploring on their own! Our instructors will lead students through the class via live Zoom sessions, but parents will still need to help supervise their student at home.

The focus will be on critical thinking, problem-solving, and the basic principles of electronics. We will cover topics including electricity, conductivity, and basic electrical components. Instead of wires, Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulative play dough to build simple circuits. We’ll also discuss some real-world applications of electronics.  (Participants will pick up their Squishy Circuits  kit at Daycroft School on Sunday, July 5th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M - F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee: $145  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Fractured Fairy Tales ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Story and craft time with Ms. Bonnie!  Each day we will read a “fractured” new version of a fairy tale and craft a little project to go with our tale.  Can we find the difference between the original and the “fractured” version?  Bring a pillow and stuffed animal and settle in for some hilarious stories!  (Ms. Bonnie will email you the week before class with a simple craft supply list of items you already have at home!)

Instructor:  Ms. Dingman    Class Limit:  min. 4 - max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10:45 – 11:30 am    Fee:  $50  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

“Vamos a Movernos”  Let’s Move! ~ Grades 3 – 6

Music is an important aspect in Spanish culture and dancing is too! Join in the fun and learn simple steps to popular Spanish dances with authentic music.  Let’s Move!  (Ms. Jenny will email participants the week before class with pertinent login information.)

Instructor:  Ms. Jennifer Pisonero   Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10 — 11am    Fee:  $80  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Robotics I ~ Grades 3 – 6

For this two-hour camp, students will get their own Lego EV3 kit for the duration of the camp, so they can build and program robots to complete challenges. Our instructors will lead students through the camp via live Zoom sessions, but parents may need to help supervise their student at home.

Robotics I will focus on building principles, critical thinking, and programming concepts using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit. We'll also be exploring some real-world applications of sensors, coding, and robotics.  (Participants will pick up their EV3 kit at Daycroft School on Sunday, July 5th and return it on Monday, July 13th, unless the student is continuing to Robotics II next week — the instructor will email participants with pertinent information)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff   Class Limit: min. 4 — max. 6  Day:  M — F    Time:  11am — 12pm  AND  12:30 to 1:30pm    Fee:  $180 
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Animals All Ways ~ Grades Preschool — 6

Animals are the terrific subject for art making. Participants will use a variety of materials to draw, paint, sculpt and construct creatures. Each day a specific project idea will be shared to inspire your creative juices. Students will determine what animals they want to incorporate into their art.  (Participants will pick up their materials at Daycroft School on Sunday, July 5th — Ms. Higgins will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 5th)

Instructor:  Ms. Suzanne Higgins   Class Limit: min. 6 — max. 8    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 — 3pm    Fee:  $105  (includes $30 material fee)   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED
 

Week 5: July 13 – 17

 

Mini Yogis ~ Grades Incoming Kdg — 2

Join Ms. Aislinn every morning for a half hour of yoga! Our mini yoga practice will be filled with storytelling, imagination, and lots of energy to get those little bodies moving. Each day of the week will also be a different theme (pajama day, crazy hair day, etc.) to add an extra element of fun! 

Instructor:  Ms. Aislinn McKeown    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 – 9:30am    Fee:  $50  Online Program:  Zoom

Young Naturalist Explorers ~ Grades 4 – 6

Make your own special nature journal and explore the natural world around us by going on a backyard scavenger hunt. Specimens will be collected and examined closely as we record our observations and make detailed scientific drawings. Observation skills, sentence structure, measurement and calculating scale will all be a part of this scientific discovery session.
Campers will need:  rubber bands, glue, ruler, pencil and colored pencils

Instructor:  Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 — 10am    Fee:  $75 (includes $5 materials fee)   
Online Program:  Zoom

WeDO 1.0 Robotics Plus ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Students will focus on basic building concepts, critical thinking, and programming concepts using a visual software that does not require any reading.  Join us as we explore simple real-world applications for sensors and coding.  Students will get their own Lego WeDo kit plus the expansion kit for the duration of the class, which includes parts to build and program loads of fun robots using a motor, a motion and tilt sensor. **Students do not need prior knowledge from WeDO 1.0.   (Participants will pick up their kits at Daycroft School on Friday, July 10th and return on Monday, July 20th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M - F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee: $105   Online Program:  Zoom

Yoga and Healthy Cooking ~ Grades Incoming 3 – 6

What better way to start your day than with some yoga among friends? Every morning, Ms. Aislinn will lead the children through a unique yoga practice as well as a bit of mindfulness meditation. Children will get the opportunity to come up with their own mini yoga routines as well to share with the group or used to practice on their own. Each afternoon, we will come back together to cook a healthy snack!  YUM! 

Instructor:  Ms. Aislinn McKeown    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10:15 — 11am  AND  1 – 1:45pm   Fee:  $120 
Online Program:  Zoom

"Pequeños  Exploradores" Little Explorers ~ Grades Incoming Kdg and First Graders

Come explore the world of animals the Spanish way!  Participants will learn about and describe animals in Spanish with Ms. Jenny.  

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny Pisonero    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10:45 – 11:15am   Fee:  $50   Online Program:  Zoom

Robotics II ~ Grades  3 – 6

This two hour class will be a continuation from the week before where students will get their own/or keep the Lego EV3 kit, so they can build and program robots to complete challenges. Our instructors will lead students through the class via live Zoom sessions, but parents may need to help supervise their student at home.

Participants will review and build on material covered in the Robotics I camp to delve into other projects while learning about more complex building and programming concepts.  We'll also be exploring real-world applications for sensors, coding, and robotics.  (The instructor will email participants with pertinent information.  If participants do not have kits from the previous week, kit pick up will be at Daycroft School on Friday, July 10th and returned on Monday, July 20th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Team    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 — 12pm  AND  12:30 – 1:30pm  Fee:  $180 
Online Program:  Zoom

Clay — The COVID Way ~ Grades K — 6

There are a lot of us who get very excited about working with earthenware clay. Given that clay from the earth requires constant attention to moisture content and structural integrity, it is not a good fit for virtual classes.  A sculpting material that is a lot of fun and easy to use is Crayola’s Model Magic. It is a non-toxic modeling material that hardens when left out to air-dry. It can also be recycled when returned to an airtight container. We will experiment with this covid-friendly clay while mixing colors, texturizing and painting completed pieces.  (Ms. Higgins will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 10th)

Instructor:  Ms. Suzanne Higgins    Class Limit:  min. 6 — max.  8    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 — 3pm  Fee:  $105  (includes $30 supply fee)   
Online Program:  Zoom

Week 6 – July 20 – 24

 

MINI YOGIS ~ GRADES INCOMING KDG — 2

Join Ms. Aislinn every morning for a half hour of yoga! Our mini yoga practice will be filled with storytelling, imagination, and lots of energy to get those little bodies moving. Each day of the week will also be a different theme (pajama day, crazy hair day, etc.) to add an extra element of fun!  (Ms. Aislinn will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 20th.)

Instructor:  Ms. Aislinn McKeown    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 – 9:30am    Fee:  $50  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

junior electronics ~ grades kdg — 2 

Students will get their own Squishy Circuits kit, which they will keep after the class to continue learning and exploring on their own! Our instructors will lead students through the class via live Zoom sessions, but parents will still need to help supervise their student at home.

The focus will be on critical thinking, problem-solving, and the basic principles of electronics. We will cover topics including electricity, conductivity, and basic electrical components. Instead of wires, Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulative play dough to build simple circuits. We’ll also discuss some real-world applications of electronics.  (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information.  Participants will pick up their Squishy Circuits  kit at Daycroft School on Friday, July 17th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $145    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

photography 101 ~ Grades 4 – 6

Snap your way to better pictures with photography basics !   Each day we’ll learn a new technique, covering five themes: nature, food, portraits, animals, and editing.  You’ll apply these new skills behind the lens and get feedback on where to improve!  We will share our work throughout the week and compile a final slideshow of your photos.  (Ms. Alex will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 20th)

Requirements: smartphone with camera/iPad

Instructor:  Ms. Alexandra Lasarou    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 – 10:00am    Fee:  $100  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Adventures in the African Safari ~ Grades KDG — 2

Let's journey to Africa and go on a safari!  Learn all about this fascinating country and the animals and people that live there.  We will make a diorama and catch some waves with African penguins too!  (Ms. Bonnie will email participants with a simple supply list and pertinent information prior to July 20th.)

Instructor:  Ms. Dingman    Class Limit:  min. 4 - max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10:45 – 11:30 am    Fee:  $50  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

YOGA AND HEALTHY COOKING ~ GRADES INCOMING 3 – 6

What better way to start your day than with some yoga among friends? Every morning, Ms. Aislinn will lead the children through a unique yoga practice as well as a bit of mindfulness meditation. Children will get the opportunity to come up with their own mini yoga routines as well to share with the group or used to practice on their own. Each afternoon, we will come back together to cook a healthy snack!  YUM!  (Ms. Aislinn will email participants with a simple ingredient list and pertinent information prior to July 20th.)

Instructor:  Ms. Aislinn McKeown    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10:15 — 11am  AND  1 – 1:45pm   Fee:  $120 
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

ELECTRONIC MUSIC CREATION ~ GRADES 3 – 6

Learn how to create your own music using electronic platforms! Using the cutting edge platforms such as Soundtrap, Loopy, Garageband, Google Song Maker, and more, we will create and share our own music! You will also have the opportunity to collaborate musically with other students through these digital platforms and make your musical dreams come to life!  (Ms. Ashley will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 20th)

Students will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Ms. Grebe    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M - F    Time:  10:15 – 11:00 am    Fee:  $60   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

ROBOTICS I ~ GRADES 3 – 6

For this two-hour camp, students will get their own Lego EV3 kit for the duration of the camp, so they can build and program robots to complete challenges. Our instructors will lead students through the camp via live Zoom sessions, but parents may need to help supervise their student at home.

Robotics I will focus on building principles, critical thinking, and programming concepts using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit. We'll also be exploring some real-world applications of sensors, coding, and robotics.  (Participants will pick up their EV3 kit at Daycroft School on Friday, July 17th and return it on Monday, July 27th, unless the student is continuing to Robotics II next week — the instructor will email participants with pertinent information)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit: min. 4 — max. 6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11am — 12pm  AND  12:30 to 1:30pm     Fee:  $180 
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Construction art ~ grades kdg — 6

Every day a challenge will be given to construct a different type of art including: a miniature sculpture, a functional art piece, a tantamount piece (a piece of art made to look identical to an actual object), a 3D matted painting and a found object assemblage - Louise Nevelson Inspired.  (Ms. Suzanne will email participants with supply pick up and pertinent information prior to July 20th)

Instructor:  Ms. Suzanne Higgins    Class Limit: min. 4 — max. 6     Day:  M — F     Time:  2 — 3pm     Fee:  $95  — includes $20 material fee
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED
 

Week 7 – July 27 – 31

 

WEDO 2.0 ROBOTICS PLUS ~ GRADES KDG — 2

Students will focus on basic building concepts, critical thinking, and programming concepts using a visual software that does not require any reading.  Join us as we explore simple real-world applications for sensors and coding.  Students will get their own Lego WeDo kit plus the expansion kit for the duration of the class, which includes parts to build and program loads of fun robots using a motor, a motion and tilt sensor. **Students do not need prior knowledge from WeDO 1.0.   (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information.  Participants will pick up their kits at Daycroft School on Friday, July 24th and return on Monday,  August 3rd)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M - F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee: $105   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Photography 102 ~ grades 4 – 6 

You’ve graduated from the basics - now it’s time to apply what you’ve learned and acquire new skills that will take you to the next level. This class will focus on staging, lens tricks, perspective, motion, and additional editing tools. We can’t wait to see how you’ve captured the world through your eyes! (Ms. Alex will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 27th)

Requirements: smartphone with camera/iPad 

Instructor:  Ms. Alexandra Lasarou    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 – 10:00am    Fee:  $100   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

beginner chess ~ grouped by ability

For those who want to learn to play chess.  Starting with what pieces are, their values, and how they move.  The board (battle field) structure.  Complex piece movement — en passant, castling, and pawn promotion.  Check, and checkmate and how to deliver each.  Participants will also learn how a game can end and the three phases of a game. By the end of the class, players will all be able to play a game of chess, understanding all legal moves.

Join United States Chess Federation Director and Expert Level Chess player, Mr. Martin Klubeck, for a stimulating week of learning the game of chess!  ALL participants will be tested to be sure they are grouped properly for skill level.  (Mr. Klubeck will email participants with pertinent class information prior to July 27th)

Instructor:  Mr. Martin Klubeck  Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  10 – 11:00am    Fee:  $100   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

RRRRRR!!  It's Dino-Roar!

Here come the dinosaurs!  Let's travel back to prehistoric times and meet these fascinating creatures.  We will learn about your favorite dinosaurs and go on a dinosaur hunt too!  We will do some "dino stomping" and have a roaring good time! (Ms. Bonnie will email participants with pertinent information prior to July 27th)

Instructor:  Ms. Dingman    Class Limit:  min. 4 - max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11:15 – 12:00 noon    Fee:  $50  Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

ROBOTICS II ~ GRADES  3 – 6

This two hour class will be a continuation from the week before where students will get their own/or keep the Lego EV3 kit, so they can build and program robots to complete challenges. Our instructors will lead students through the class via live Zoom sessions, but parents may need to help supervise their student at home.

Participants will review and build on material covered in the Robotics I camp to delve into other projects while learning about more complex building and programming concepts.  We'll also be exploring real-world applications for sensors, coding, and robotics.  (The instructor will email participants with pertinent information.  If participants do not have kits from the previous week, kit pick up will be at Daycroft School on Friday, July 24th and returned on Monday, August 3rd)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Team    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 — 12pm  AND  12:30 – 1:30pm  Fee:  $180 
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Painting - on this and that ~ Grades Kdg — 6

If you enjoy painting, this class is for you!  A variety of ready-to-paint surfaces such as canvas tote bags, wooden boxes, canvas boards, insect sculptures as well as a good set of acrylic paints have been selected and will be available online. Use the provided link for your Blick U Course Supply Lists. From there you can choose what you would like to use. You could spend as little as $30 for a wooden box, canvas bag, canvas panels and paint or go on a big shopping spree!  You can always opt to paint on items you have around the house like rocks, cardboard boxes, and t-shirts, etc. too!  (Ms. Suzanne will email participants pertinent information prior to July 27th)

Blick U Course Supply List:  Click here

Instructor:  Ms. Suzanne Higgins    Class Limit: min. 4 — max. 6     Day:  M — F     Time:  2 — 3pm     Fee:  $75   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED


Week 8 – August 3 – 7

 

introduction to robotics ~ grades kdg — 2

Back by popular demand!!  Students will focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and coding with the use of their own Ozobot and Dash robot for the week!  Students will use Blockly, a picture-based programming language designed by Google, to solve challenges using their Ozobot and Dash.  We’ll also discuss some real-world applications for robots and programming.   Skill advancement will be adjusted for those who participated in earlier class!  No reading skills necessary! (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information.  Participants will pick up robot kits from Daycroft School on Friday, July 31st and return on August 10th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $145    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

A COCINAR!  LET’S COOK! SPANISH STYLE ~ GRADES 1 AND 2 

Let's cook some more!!!  Something smells really yummy in our kitchens! Our little chefs will be creating easy delicious foods guided by our instructor in Spanish.  This camp is the perfect combination of hands-on cooking  while learning Spanish.  Every day will be a different recipe, all with simple and healthy ingredients. (Ms. Jenny will email a list of simple ingredients for the week and pertinent information to participants prior to August 3rd.)

Participation Days:  Grade 1 — M, W & F and Grade 2 — T, TH & F 

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny     Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 6     Time:  11 – 11:30 am      Fee: $30     Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Build Your own computer ~ Grades 3 – 6

WOW!  Build your own PC with the starter Piper Computer Kit!    Program your computer using Python, a simple yet versatile, programming language used for everyone from beginners to professionals!  No experience necessary…you’ll learn everything you need to know to make fun and simple programs on your own self-built computer!   Test your code by making and playing your own version of the popular video game, Minecraft!  (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information.  Pick up of PC  kits from Daycroft School will be on Friday, July 31st and returned on August 10th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 — 12pm  AND  12:30 – 1:30pm     Fee:  $180    
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

SOUND BODY, SOUND MIND SERIES ~ GRADE KDG — 2

Kids need to move!  Research links the relationship between greater physical fitness in children with better executive functioning skills, greater self-esteem, and reduced risk of obesity.  Come spend an hour with Coach Josh where he will use his education in exercise science to teach you how to run like a cheetah, leap like a frog, and roll like a rollie-pollie!  These Monday and Thursday sessions in August will focus on the fundamentals of moving like an animal!

Coach Josh received his BA in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University and is currently enrolled in Wayne State’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He also holds his Certified Personal Training license through the American College of Sports Medicine.  (Coach Josh will email pertinent class information prior to August 3rd)

Series Meeting Dates:  August 3 & 6 and August 10 & 13

Instructor:  Coach Josh    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 8    Days:  Mondays & Thursdays    Time:  1 – 2:00 pm    Fee:  $40    
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

 Intermediate I Chess week ~ Grouped by ability

For those who know the basics and want to get better.  We will cover the principles to good chess play, specifically opening, middle game, and end game techniques.  Pawn and King end games, how to determine an opening, what a gambit is and how to play them, and tactical principles.  Students will also learn about the power of pawns: pawn majorities, passed pawns, blockades, pawn chains, isolated and doubled pawns.  

Join United States Chess Federation Director and Expert Level Chess player, Mr. Martin Klubeck, for a stimulating week of learning the game of chess!  ALL participants will be tested to be sure they are grouped properly for skill level.  (Mr. Klubeck will email participants with pertinent class information prior to August 3rd)

Instructor:  Mr. Martin Klubeck  Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3:00pm    Fee:  $100   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED


Week 9 – August 10 – 14

 

Video Basics ~ grades 4 - 6

Become your own director with our introductory videography class! Each day we’ll learn a new technique, covering the four steps of making a strong video. Over five days, you will stage, record, edit, and produce your very own 30 second film! This class will take your creativity to the next level, and maybe even to the big screen!  (Ms. Alex will email participants with pertinent class information prior to August 10th)

Requirements: smartphone with camera/ iPad, iMovie downloaded on iPad or computer

Instructor:  Ms. Alexandra Lasarou    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9 – 10:00am    Fee:  $100   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

JUNIOR ELECTRONICS ~ GRADES KDG — 2 

Back by popular demand!!  Students will get their own Squishy Circuits kit, which they will keep after the class to continue learning and exploring on their own! Our instructors will lead students through the class via live Zoom sessions, but parents will still need to help supervise their student at home.

The focus will be on critical thinking, problem-solving, and the basic principles of electronics. We will cover topics including electricity, conductivity, and basic electrical components. Instead of wires, Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulative play dough to build simple circuits. We’ll also discuss some real-world applications of electronics.  New concepts will be provided for previous participants!  (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information. Participants will pick up their Squishy Circuits  kit at Daycroft School on Friday, August 7th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $145    Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

It's Story Time...Spanish style! ~ grades incoming kdg — incoming 1st

Snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal and a comfy blanket and relax to some fun stories with Ms. Jenny...practicing your Spanish, of course!  (Ms. Jenny will email participants with pertinent class information prior to August 10th)

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny     Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 6     Time:  11 – 11:30 am      Fee: $50     Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Drones ~ Grades 3 - 6

During this two hour class, students will get their own CoDrone Pro kit to explore and learn with at home for the duration of the camp. Our instructors will lead students through the camp via live Zoom sessions, but parents may still need to help supervise their student(s) at home and will likely need to help them setup CoDrone in the first session.

We will focus on principles of flight and programming as students program CoDrone to take to the sky and complete challenges. We will also learn a little about electronics and IR signals while we build our CoDrone remote control.  Finally, we’ll cover drone designs and real-world applications.  (Instructor will email participants with pertinent class information.  Pick up of Drone kit will be at Daycroft School on Friday, August 7 and return will be Monday, August 17th)

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 — 12pm  AND  12:30 – 1:30pm     Fee:  $180    
Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

Intermediate II Chess week — grouped by ability

For the intermediate player who wants to become advanced.  We will cover more advanced principles, including tactical and strategic.  We will cover openings for White and Black, how to keep score, and how to use chess software for study.  Personal evaluation of play with tailored feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Join United States Chess Federation Director and Expert Level Chess player, Mr. Martin Klubeck, for a stimulating week of advancing your chess game!  ALL participants will be tested to be sure they are grouped properly for skill level.  (Mr. Klubeck will email participants with pertinent class information prior to August 10th)

Instructor:  Mr. Martin Klubeck  Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3:00pm    Fee:  $100   Online Program:  Zoom
CLASS CLOSED

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