Mini Scholars

Mini Scholars

Ages: Rising Kindergarten and 1st grade students

Program Dates:

June 26 – 30
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28
July 31 – August 4
August 7 – 11

Cost:

Full Day, 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $360 per week
Half Day, 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $285 per week
AM and PM Extended Day Available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 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 or Sports/Swim
11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Half Day Mini Scholars (no lunch)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Quiet Time
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Activity Centers

Mini Scholar Offerings:

Week 1 (June 26 – June 30) – No Offerings this week.

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

Note: Course descriptions and teacher bios will be detailed in the online registration system. 

For select weeks, soccer, tennis, and swimming can be mixed with Mini Scholar courses. Learn more here

Activity Centers
Full Day Mini Scholar campers have a newly designed afternoon planned for 2017. Following a brief post-lunch quiet time, students may engage in a few different self-driven activity centers. These centers expose children to materials, artistic expression, books, dramatic play, water, and more. As always, there will be time for free play on our safe and age-appropriate playground, promoting socialization and collaboration. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are provided.

BONUS: Pizza Friday (with popsicles) is offered during weeks 1, 3 and 6 as a camp-provided lunch.

Mini Scholar participants enjoy a new age grouping this summer! The combination of kindergarteners and first graders allows children and teachers to maximize all the benefits of a mixed-age classroom. 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 smallgroup 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 Auxiliary Programs Martha Cameron: (856) 914-4493 or email MFSscholars@mfriends.org.

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Mini Scholars – Week 3

Passport Around the World - Kenya Barber We traveled around the Americas, exploring countries in North America, South America, and Central America. We cooked and sampled foods from Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the USA.  The students enjoyed making Mexican...

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Mini Scholars – Week 2

Passport Around The World - Kenya Barber We traveled around the continent of Africa and visited some Middle Eastern countries. We cooked foods and created crafts from countries like South Africa, Israel, and Morocco, just to name a few.  The students enjoyed making...

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MFSscholars@mfriends.org ∙ (856) 914-4493