Mini Scholars

Ages: Rising Kindergarten and 1st grade students

Program Dates:

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

Cost:

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.

Student-teacher ratio: 6:1

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mini Scholars Course
11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Half Day Mini 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. Mini Scholars Course

In our Mini Scholar classes, experienced elementary teachers focus their teachings while exposing children to a unique responsive classroom experience. At MFS Summer Scholars, learning and fun go hand in hand. Whether you choose a full day for your child or a half day, one-on-one and small group activities stimulate growth in resilience and resourcefulness. A small portion of the day includes a Community Building activity which reflects an important part of the Moorestown Friends’ educational philosophy.

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

View a Sample of 2017 Mini Scholar Offerings:

June 26 – Elementary Coding with Robotics - Week 1
A fun and active exploration of computer science that nurtures children’s natural affinity for technology to help empower their imaginations and creativity.  Students will learn coding basics while creating fully functional games and animations! This class is suitable for all levels of readers and reinforces reading comprehension, while also developing media and digital literacy skills. Whether just an exciting week of learning to use computers more productively, or the first step towards a future career path, students will have a great time!
July 10 – Marine Life, Handwork Day Camp - Week 2
Marine Life
This course offers an exciting, hands-on exploration of creatures that live right in our back yard, the Atlantic Ocean.  Students will learn about local marine life through stories, art, music, games and much more. We will rely on our five senses as we beat the heat this summer, get a little wet, and take a (metaphorical) adventure down below the ocean.

Handwork Day Camp
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.

July 17 – Destination Disney, Handwork Day Camp - Week 3
Destination Disney
Imagine each day focusing on one Disney movie: Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, Princess & the Frog, Brave, and Pocahontas. For each day, the students will learn about different cultural aspects featured in the films including history of the time period, language, and food. The students will also make a craft and participate in a physical activity.
• Lilo & Stitch – hula lesson, pineapple smoothie/treat, leis and tiki craft
• Mulan – tai chi, Chinese tea ceremony and rice porridge with chopsticks, homemade papermaking
• Princess & the Frog – charleston dance/Mardis Gras parade, beignets, Mardis Gras mask
• Brave – archery, empire biscuits, tapestry
• Pocahontas – scavenger hunt of crops, corn dish, basket weaving

Handwork Day Camp
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.

 

July 24 – Animal Welfare, Handwork Day Camp - Week 4
Animal Welfare
This course will explore habitats – both domestic and wild – as well as positive care techniques for the animals that we love!  Children will explore how humans and animals interact, learning about care techniques and the role of experts such as veterinarians.  Throughout this course, students will appreciate the dynamic and symbiotic relationship that we have with animals, both as pets and in nature.

Handwork Day Camp
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.

 

July 31 – Art and Archaeology - Week 5
Each day, Mini Scholars will discover something new about ancient people and cultures (in Egypt and China) through read alouds, participating in mini digs, and doing fun activities and projects based on the art from long ago.

 

August 8 – Building STEAM - Week 6
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

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Week 6 (August 7-11): Mini Scholars

Building STEAM - Jenna Robinson This week, Mini Scholars have measured and recorded how many pennies could sink their tinfoil boats and also how rainbows are formed. Tuesday they learned that technology can be more than computers, phones, and software applications -...

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Week 5 (July 31-August 4): Mini Scholars

Art and Archaeology - Pauline Williams We are having a wonderful time in Art and Archaeology! The children have transitioned nicely into the flow of our daily schedule, participating in our short meetings, engaging with friends in play and enthusiastically...

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Week 4 (July 24-28): Mini Scholars

Animal Welfare - Caitlin Sweeney We had a great first few days of Animal Welfare Camp. The campers are becoming animal experts and have vowed to help protect animals. We even created special “Animal Protector” necklaces.  The group created a list of animals that would...

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MFS Moorestown Friends School
110 E. Main Street ∙ Moorestown, NJ 08057
MFSscholars@mfriends.org ∙ (856) 914-4493