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Summer Camp 2017

The Summer Camp is open to all children between the ages of 2 to 9 years who may or may not be currently enrolled at MCDB.  The following weekly camp themes are for children 4 years old and above.

Children who have a 12 month contract for school year 2017-2018 will automatically be enrolled in all the summer camps with no additional fee.

Please note that the school will be closed for students from June 26th – June 30th to prepare for the summer camps, and for the week of August 28th to prepare for the new school year.

The weekly camp fees for children NOT enrolled in a 12 month contract are as follows:

Pre-Primary (2 to 3 years)

8:30am – 11:30am – $250/week ($200 for the week of July 4th)

8:30am – 2:45pm – $350/week

8:30am – 6pm – $550/week

8:30am – 2:45pm – $1,200/4 weeks

8:30am – 6pm – $1,450/4 weeks

The tuition for 2 or more consecutive weeks will be pro-rated according to this monthly tuition.

Primary (3 to 9 years) – Must be potty-trained

8:30am – 11:30am – $225/week ($200 for the week of July 4th)

8:30am – 2:45pm – $325/week

8:30am – 6pm – $525/week

8:30am – 2:45pm – $1,175/4 weeks

8:30am – 6pm – $1,400/4 weeks

The tuition for 2 or more consecutive weeks will be pro-rated according to this monthly tuition. 

 

 

WANTED:  Cowboys & Cowgirls for a Wild West Adventure! (Wednesday, July 5th – Friday, July 7th)

Saddle on up and ride over to the MCDBC Ranch!  Welcome to the Wild West for a week of good ‘ole fashioned fun!!  We will celebrate the geography, history, folklore and culture of life in the forward wave of American expansion in the West in the second half of the 19th century.  Campers will learn all about survival, persistence, conquest and the merging of peoples and cultures that gave birth and continuing life to America.  We will learn what cowboys and cowgirls wore, pan for gold, make homemade butter, make our own (pretend!) campfire, lasso horses, make dream-catchers, husk corn, learn to square dance and more!  Yee Haw!

Secret Junior SPY Camp (Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 14th)

Congratulations!  You have been selected for a Special Agent Training Session at the MCDBC Spy Academy Headquarters.   This training session will be filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put your sleuth skills to the test.  Junior Spies will create their own secret identity, develop a disguise for cover, make/break codes, create and use spy gadgets, generate invisible messages, navigate an obstacle course, dust for fingerprints play spy games to hone their observation skills and more!   Should you choose to accept this mission, please register for Spy camp immediately.  This message is confidential and may self- destruct in 3 . . . 2   . . . 1!

Kitchen Chemistry (Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st)

Have you ever thought about the kitchen as a science lab?  This week we will use everyday kitchen items to create and observe chemistry at work!   Cooking is a perfect combination of math and science, as we measure, weigh and combine our ingredients.  Baking is actually a chemical reaction.  An endothermic reaction is when you add heat to something and it changes.   We will probe deeper and explore how different ingredients affect our final product.  What happens when we leave out the oil or the baking powder?  How does the appearance and taste change? We will investigate how chemistry is involved as we make our own bread, butter and ice cream.    We will also experiment with colorful, fizzy and explosive reactions.   Each day we will test three states of matter with experiments, games and fun activities.   Grab your apron and your beaker, it is time to cook up some science in the kitchen!

Field Trip – The week will end with a trip to the Great Harvest Bread Company, where the children will see how wheat is turned to flour, and combined with other ingredients to make bread.

Reaching Out with Talking Hands II (Monday, July 24th – Friday, July 28th)

American Sign Language is the third most used language in North America (behind English and Spanish).   Our campers will learn why sign language is an important way to communicate with those who are deaf and may feel excluded from a predominately hearing society.  Learning sign language helps children increase their vocabulary and build their self-confidence.  We will learn American Sign Language through a variety of activities including music, games, arts and crafts.  Campers will review the sign language alphabet and numbers, as well as how to sign various animals, foods, colors, and days of the week from last summer.  Campers will learn how to introduce themselves, and express short sentences to have simple ASL conversations.  In the advanced session, campers will be introduced to Deaf Culture and famous Deaf people in a fun and interactive experience. At the end of the week, parents will be treated to a special performance where the campers show off their new skills with a series of songs in sign language.

The Excitement is BUILDING for Lego Brick Camp (Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 4th)   

Join us for a week of Building Fun!  We will have an ocean of LEGO bricks on hand all week so children can build and create using their ingenuity and imagination!  Campers will enjoy Building inspired crafts and games, daily challenges and LEGO car racing.  We will collaborate in small groups all week to plan and build our very own city with Lego bricks.   Our week will conclude with a dynamic Lego Mind-storm Robotics demonstration that is sure to ignite our campers’ curiosity!

Hip Hop on over for a Jazzin’ Good Time (Monday, August 7th – Friday, August 11th)    

Children love the opportunity to move! Whether it is to hop, bound, run, leap, jump, turn, kick or stretch. Children want to do it all – and this session will offer them the chance to do just
that! Dance and movement activities help children become more aware of their bodies and strengthen their gross motor skills of coordination and control. During this session, children will learn several hip hop dance techniques in small groups. By the end of the week, the children will put together all they have learned and perform a dynamic group dance routine for their parents.

Community Helpers – Celebrating Everyday Heroes (Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th)Who are the people we see in our community every day?  Fire fighters, police officers, doctors, dentists, mail carriers, construction workers, veterinarians, military and lifeguards, just to name a few!    They all work hard to keep us safe and healthy and make life more convenient and enjoyable.  This week we will explore all of the special heroes in our community.  We will find out exactly what they do every day.  We will learn what training they are required to take, what tools they use, how they do their job and why their jobs are so important.  We will have guest speakers from our community in to visit each day.

Field Trip – Our week will end with an exciting trip to the local Fire Station. 

POP on over for Bubble Fun (Monday, August21st – Friday, August 25th)

Children of all ages love to blow, watch, chase and play with bubbles.  They are a universal source of entertainment as children and adults alike are attracted to the calming nature of the fragile, translucent, rainbow hued, balls floating through the air.   This week we will not only enjoy the beauty and magic of bubbles, but we will learn all about the science behind them.  We will study science concepts such as elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and even geometry. Our summer campers will engage in scientific processes such as observation, experimentation, investigation, testing and discovery, simply by studying bubbles.  We will observe all the characteristics of bubbles, create our own bubble wands, draw pictures of bubbles, experiment with different types of objects to use as wands, how to make different shaped bubbles, etc.  We will figure out what makes a bubble float and pop.  Lastly, we will make our own bubble mixture and create gigantic bubbles!

 

End of Summer Celebration – School will end at 4pm on Friday, 8/25; All Summer School parents can bring their children to the Atlantis Water Park at Bull Run Regional Park for a picnic from 4:30-6:30pm.

 

 

 

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