Open to students entering grades 6–8

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:
Creature or Monster? Creative Writer’s Workshop

In this class students will read excerpts of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein and more recent science fiction stories and films and then explore through creative writing exercises the questions about knowledge and power raised in these stories about attempts to create artificial life.
Instructor: Sam Nekrosius

Middle School Math Basics
Math Basics secures the skills needed to confidently perform the four basic mathematical operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals followed by order of operations (PEMDAS), solving multi-step variable equations/inequalities, exploring ratio/proportion/percent, and creating a line/bar/pie/combo/scatterplot/waterfall graph with given data. Geometry topics will include applying Pythagorean Theorem, finding perimeter/area/volume of two/three regular/irregular shapes, and analyzing line relationships. Statistics and probability will be explored with an emphasis on real world applications. Once mastery is achieved, students will advance to solving multi-step variable equations/inequalities, investigating rational/irrational numbers, factor/foil  binomials/polynomials, simplify/graph variable linear equations using slope intercept form (y=mx+b) or point-slope form, and solve systems of equations both algebraically and graphically. Non-linear functions (parabolas, circles and trigonometric functions) will be introduced if appropriate.
Instructor: Julia Kornienko

  • Full Day
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Session II