Open to rising seventh and eighth graders

Mornings: Adventure Kids Express
Adventure Kids Express offers children a safe, high-energy, and rewarding program based on core values of trust, communication, creativity, and teamwork. Through this experience, Campers and Staff alike enhance their cooperative skills, self-confidence, and leadership qualities. Although this summer campers will be participating in a modified experience, every day will be jam-packed with fun! The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.
Program Manager: Meghan Janda

Afternoons:
Got Guts? The Inside Story

What does an earthworm, rat, and bird all have in common? What can we learn about ourselves by taking a peek inside different organisms? Why does a squid look tough and clear, while a frog has a yellow fat body? What does the inside of an eyeball look like? What better way to explore the answers to these questions than to take an up-close look at the anatomy and physiology of different living things?  In this course on dissection, students will gain a better appreciation of complex organisms in a hands-on learning environment. They will leave Got Guts? with an understanding of basic dissection practices, how tissues and organs are interrelated, and why the internal structures of animals and humans may look similar or different.
Instructor: Micyelia Sanders


Say What? Writer’s Workshop
What do you have to say? How do you want to say it? This course will help students communicate more effectively through writing. Through games and activities, short lessons, and individual conferences with the teacher, students will learn and practice fundamental writing skills to help them to tell their own story. We will focus on narrative writing. Students will mine their own observations and experiences to find and develop stories to share. With guidance from mentor texts, students will learn how to incorporate good details, dialogue, and literary elements. They will learn how to structure, organize, and revise their stories.
Instructor: Rachel Nielsen
 

  • Full Day
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Session I