Mini Scholars

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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:

Half Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $315
Full Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $450
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 in the Dining Hall
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.

 

Mini Scholars
Week 1 – June 25 Building STEAM (AM)
Duct Tape Creations (AM)
Swimming & Field Games (AM)
Vets in Training: Pre-Vet Techs (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Week 2 – July 9 Elementary Coding with Robotics (AM)
Kids in the Kitchen (AM)
Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Swimming & Field Games (PM)
Week 3 – July 16 Destination Disney (AM)
Engineering Lab:  Backyard Projects (AM)
Swimming & Field Games (AM)
Storybook Art (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Week 4 – July 23 Reader’s Theatre Week (AM)
Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp (AM)
Art & Archaeology: Ancient Americas (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Swimming & Field Games (PM)
Week 5 – July 30 Japanese Art (AM)
Lakes & Waterways (AM)
Swimming & Field Games (AM)
Karate with the National Karate Institute/Moorestown (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Week 6 – August 6 Animals Along the Amazon (AM)
Mosaic Art (AM)
Digital Photography (PM)
Imagination Station (PM)
Swimming & Field Games (PM)

Mini Scholars

 

Week 1: June 25 – 29

Building STEAM (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Inspiring future innovators, this enrichment class promotes design thinking using both sides of the brain. When you combine these five areas (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) great things happen. Students will engage in a number of team-building activities.

Duct Tape Creations (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Fashion design comes in many shapes and colors. To create beautiful, functional items from patterned duct tape is a whole different art form. Join us for a week of fun and creativity.

Swimming & Field Games (AM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Vets in Training: “Pre-Vet Techs” (PM)

Teacher:  Danielle Mason

By embracing the human-animal bond through interaction and education, the HousePaws Vets in Training Program provides hands-on, experience-based veterinary education to each student.  The “Pre-Vet Techs” course for our Mini Scholars will include an investigation of animals, Owl Pellet Dissection, a Wellness Exam, and Animal Nutrition.  And, of course, there will be ample face-to-face time with our animal friends!

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

 

 

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Week 2: July 9 – 13

Elementary Coding with Robotics (AM)

Teacher: TBA  

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!

Kids in the Kitchen (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Come experience the joy of cooking!  Mini Scholars will learn kitchen techniques as they cook and bake delicious food over the course of the week.  As children learn to read and cook from recipes, they are using mathematics skills such as measuring and fractions, as well as collaborating as part of a team.

Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp (PM)

Teacher: Handwork Staff

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 2018’s fresh new curriculum and different projects every week! No previous experience necessary, but our trained staff will work on advancing skills too!

Swimming & Field Games (PM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

Week 3: July 16 – 20

Destination Disney (AM)

Teacher: Merrie Romea

Each Day will focus on one Disney movie: Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, Princess & the Frog, Brave, and Pocahontas. 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.

Engineering Lab: Backyard Projects (AM)

Teacher: TBA

This class will explore various engineering projects using commonly found materials.  A mixture of indoor and outdoor exploration will be at the core of this program.  The fun never ends in this class, as students will challenge themselves individually and as part of a team. We might just get a little messy, too…

Swimming & Field Games (AM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Storybook Art (PM)

Teacher:  Pauline Williams

Storybook Art will explore the connection between storytelling and visual art, noticing how illustration enhances an author’s writing and can even tell a story on its own.  Together we will read books that demonstrate a variety of artistic techniques, and then indulge in our own use of materials to create art that reflects various storybook art techniques.

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

 

 

Week 4: July 23 – 27

Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp (AM)

Teacher: Handwork Staff

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 2018’s fresh new curriculum with different projects every week! No previous experience necessary.

Readers’ Theatre Week (AM)

Teacher:  Merrie Romea

Do you love storybooks, making crafts and acting? Then the Readers’ Theatre Week is right for you!!  Join us as we immerse ourselves in a number of different stories – both new and classics – over the course of the week.  Students will pick characters, create props and costumes, then put a show each day!

Art and Archeology: Ancient Americas (PM)

Teacher:  Pauline Williams

In a new flavor on a old favorite, Art and Archaeology will focus on cultures of the Ancient Americas.  Mini Scholars will discover something new about ancient people and cultures through read alouds, participating in mini digs, and doing fun activities and projects based on the art from long ago.

Swimming & Field Games (PM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

Week 5: July 30 – August 3

Swimming & Field Games (AM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Lakes and Waterways (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Explore the ecology of lakes and waterways.  Take a scientific view of the many organism that live in lakes and waterways, as well as examine the ways in which humans interact with them.

Japanese Art (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Spend the week exploring artistic techniques prevalent in Japan, such as origami, calligraphy, block printing, and ink painting.  This course will explore how to work in these various media, as well as examine their relevance to Japanese society.

Karate with National Karate Institute/Moorestown (PM)

Teacher: Master Kim and staff

This 5-day class will introduce the basics in the martial arts discipline.  In partnership with the National Karate Institute/ Moorestown, this class emphasizes their philosophy of humility, concentration, integrity, indomitable spirit, perseverance, respect, obedience, and self-control.  Come build your character and strength in this safe and meaningful class.

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

Week 6: August 6 – 10

Animals Along the Amazon (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Come explore the animals that live along the Amazon River!  Using literature as our guide, we will examine a wide variety of species and habitats which comprise this unique ecosystem.  Open your eyes to one of the most vibrant and mysterious places on earth.

Mosaic Art (AM)

Teacher: TBA

This week will be dedicated to the exploration of mosaics.  Students will look at examples of mosaics from professional artists, and endeavor to create their own work through a variety of materials.  Bring your creativity with you to this course.

Swimming & Field Games (PM)

Teacher: TBA

While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, tennis, lacrosse, wiffle ball, flag football, etc.

Exploring Digital Photography (PM)

Teacher: TBA

This hands-on course will support students as they learn digital photography.  From framing and taking a picture to curating a portfolio, students will learn this beautiful medium.  Students will examine how to compose portraits, as well as how to best capture pictures in the environment.

Imagination Station (PM)

Teachers: TBA

Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom.  This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors.  Come make friendships, forged in play.

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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