Junior Scholars

Ages: Rising 2nd through 4th Grade students

Program Dates:

June 25 – 29
July 9 – 13
July 16 – 20
July 23 – 27
July 30 – August 3
August 6 – 10


Full Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Half Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
AM and PM Extended Day Available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Junior Scholars AM Course
11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Half Day Junior Scholars (no lunch)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Community Building
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Junior Scholars PM Course

This phase of Junior Scholars’ development and growth requires hands on projects within the day so that learning and fun can be woven into each class. Master teachers plan class topics that stem from their own talents and passion. The difference is shown in exceptional classroom management, creative engagement, and unique problem-solving with students self-directing much of their achievements. Morning AND afternoon class choices are now available!

Further Questions?
Call Director of Summer/Auxiliary Programs Martha Cameron: (856) 914-4493 or email MFSscholars@mfriends.org.

A Sample of 2017 Junior Scholar Course Offerings

Clubhouse Architecture (gr. 4-7) AM
Learn the principles of architecture and design while building mini-sized forts, clubhouses, and swinging creations. Classes are held in the Moorestown Friends School woods where you will use your creativity and imagination to construct and decorate your structures using a wide variety of natural materials. Teamwork will be emphasized throughout the process. On the last day of class, you will host an open house of your spaces and a marshmallow roast. Please note that this class takes place outdoors rain or shine.
Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers (gr. 4-5) AM
Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers, is part of the Engineering Adventures curriculum developed by the Museum of Science, Boston.  Engineering Adventures introduces children to engineering and engineering design process.  Throughout this unit, children will learn about green engineering and work to engineer toy race cars made out of recycled materials.  The unit is set in a real-world context: children will learn about the recycling culture in Senegal and the toys children make there.
Creative Moviemaking (gr. 6-8) AM
Description: TBA
A Seussical Adventure (gr. 2-4) AM
Explore the world of Dr. Seuss through the world of science and art! Each day discover one of Dr. Seuss’ wondrous books by conducting science experiments, creating art projects and engaging in STEM activities that match the themes of the books. Meet characters such as Bartholomew and create the famous green Oobleck that from that fell from the sky. Discover Ten Apples Up on Top and try to build a structure that will hold as many apples as possible! Join in on the fun world of Seuss while engaging in science and art activities!
LEGO Design Build Robotics (gr. 5-6) AM
Explore your creativity while learning about architecture, robotics, engineering, and design using LEGO bricks and LEGO WeDo, Mindstorms, or EV3 Robotics systems (depending upon level or prior experience). Each day, you are presented with individual and team building competitions that require you to problem solve, plan, build, test, and evaluate. You will also have time for free building your own creations! All students will improve their critical thinking skills, fine motor abilities, and develop teamwork and communication skills. (Challenges are not the same in other Lego Design courses, and students may register for multiple courses if they wish.)
Latin American Cooking (gr. 4-6) AM
This course will introduce you to famous dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador. Everyday we will learn a brief history of a country, prepare a dish from that country and then enjoy what we have cooked together. Just as traditional families from those countries do. Participants will be able to download the recipes from that day to prepare at home. ¡Buen Provecho!
Handwork Day Camp (gr. 2-4) PM
Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much more! Campers are always free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. Join the fun with Summer 2017’s fresh new curriculum with different projects every week! No previous experience necessary.


Computer Animation (gr. 4-6) PM
Starting with traditional materials like paper and clay, advancing to green screens, digital image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop, and 3D computer animation using Blender. Students will work in a variety of animation mediums including claymation, paper cut outs, looping gifs, enhanced live action, and Pixar style 3D animation. Combining these styles & tools with your creativity, a camera, and iMovie, and you can learn to animate just about anything!  Students who took Animation last summer will move onto more advanced techniques. The week will culminate in an animated film festival, and students will be sent home with a digital reel of their work. Come make your dreams a reality!
Hamster Haven (gr. 2-4) PM
Engage in city planning for hamsters! You will first observe hamsters and learn about their needs. Then, through projects and discussion, you will work to discover what makes a community and how the careful planning of a city can impact its residents. Finally, you will collaborate with your teammates to build a city exclusively for live hamsters. Throughout the process, students will engage in design-thinking concepts such as defining the problem, generating ideas, prototyping, and implementation.
Silk Screening (gr. 5-6) PM
Have you ever wanted to design your own clothing? Have a logo that you’re looking to brand? Have a band that you need to make t-shirts for? In this class, you will learn the techniques of silk screening and create a final series of printed wearable products.

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• Note: Course descriptions and teacher bios will be detailed in the online registration system. 
• A small portion of the day following lunch includes a Community Building activity which reflects an important element in the Moorestown Friends’ educational philosophy.

NOTE: MFS reserves the right to change class times based on scheduling conflicts, and may cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment.

Week 6 (August 7-11): Junior Scholars

Minecraft Architecture - Chris Gehringer Each day the class begins by learning about a different type of architecture. We have visited different Minecraft worlds to so far explore the architecture of Japan, a modern city, and a connected community which is linked...

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Week 4 (July 24-28): Junior Scholars

Seeing Like an Artist - Sharon Uibel This week in the art room we are experimenting with color with background, and foreground elements. Monday we made an African landscape as our background with beautiful line, elements incorporated into the watercolor giraffe which...

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Week 3 (July 17-21): Junior Scholars

Food for Thought: Engineering Ice Cream - Deborah Carter-Bruvik In Food for Thought: Engineering Ice Cream, scholars began the week exploring the engineering design process by taking on a number of  team challenges.First, young engineers created a Spaghetti Tower that...

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