Morning Academic Program
There are three ways for grade 1-6 children to spend their mornings at camp. Kindercamp is one great choice for our youngest campers. Check them out and see what works best for you!
Core Focus | L.O.L. | Music Workshops | KinderCamp
Core Focus Three- and Four-Week Sessions (Grades 1-6)
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Core Focus is a math and language arts-focused curriculum enriched by diverse learning opportunities - including hands-on projects, art and technology-based instruction - to create an exciting academic experience.
- Four-Week: June 24-July 19 (Grades 3, 4, 5 are full)
- Three-Week: July 22-Aug.9 (Grades K, 2, 3, 4, 5 are full)
During the four- and three-week sessions our morning is divided into three periods: math, language arts, and an academic elective choice. All classes are taught with a variety of learning styles and methods, so campers will be stimulated and enthusiastic about all their subjects.
Campers will be placed in grade level math and language arts classes and grouped to provide challenging and rewarding learning experiences. Groups are appropriate for campers working near grade level and above.
Placement will be based on current teacher recommendation and in-class evaluations and will be flexible to best meet the needs of each camper.
In language arts, campers will work on level-appropriate curriculum in reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling/phonics using varied teaching methods. Math concepts will be taught with a focus on hands-on lessons and real-world learning experiences. This approach involves campers in the learning process and broadens their application and understanding of math concepts.
Prior to camp, campers choose their elective courses from an exciting list of offerings. Within each four-week session campers will be offered two elective choices; the three-week session will allow for one elective.
L.O.L. Two-Week Sessions (Grades 1–6)
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Learning Opportunities in Literature (L.O.L.) classes provide integrated experiences centered around a literary theme. Students will meet each day and explore language arts, math, science and art through hands-on projects, group activities and more. Students will be engaged and curious as they follow the class theme throughout the session. Final projects will be sent home to parents to demonstrate the learning that has taken place during the class.
- June 24-July 5 (Grades 3 and 4 are full)
- July 8-July 19 (Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 are full)
- July 22-Aug. 2 (Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 are full)
Summer Music Workshop
These two-week workshops offer instrumental students entering grades 2-6 the opportunity to explore making and understanding music through exposure to music theory and composition, improvisation, ear training, singing, ensembles and full orchestral playing.
- June 24-July 5 (Piano is full)
- July 8-July 19 (Piano is full)
- July 22-Aug. 2 (Piano is full)
Music workshop students will spend their mornings (8:30-11:30) participating in a wide variety of music activities including group and individual practice, music theory and composition, ear training, warm up and practice techniques. The session will conclude with a concert for students and parents. Students may also stay and participate in the Camp+ activity program to create a full-day summer experience.
KinderCamp Four- and Three-Week Sessions
Additional classroom activities around listening, following directions and group cooperation help KinderCampers be prepared for fall classes.
Play is important to camp and children will be given many opportunities to develop curiosity and creativity through monitored play experiences.
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Children who are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2013 (5 years old by Dec. 1) participate in a program designed especially for them at Harker’s Summer Camp+. KinderCampers have their own classrooms and materials, playgrounds, field trips, theme days and activity program.
- Four-Week: June 24-July 19
- Three-Week: July 22-Aug.9 (KDG full)
KinderCamp teachers give special care in introducing a classroom routine that will prepare children for the transition into kindergarten. Familiar faces and secure surroundings are high priorities in our efforts to promote socialization skills and to build self-esteem!
Language arts work on letter and sound recognition, vocabulary, oral communication and more.
Math activities teach number recognition, shapes and patterns, addition and subtraction and more.
Campers will be grouped based on teacher recommendations and class evaluations. Concepts and skills will be taught at a level that is appropriate for each camper.
Additional classroom activities prepare our youngest campers fo fall kindergarten.
Special Interest classes are organized to allow KinderCampers free choice in a rich play environment. Stations in music, art, games, sports, storytelling, etc., will be set up and available for children to choose. Curiosity and creativity will be stressed and cooperative play encouraged.
Kindergartners have their own special academic schedule designed to prepare them for entering kindergarten classes in the fall. Mornings are filled with academic readiness activities in language arts and math. Lessons are designed to include plenty of hands-on learning opportunities as the children explore math and language arts concepts. Kindercamp teachers give special care in introducing a classroom routine including listening skills, following directions, individual responsibility and more, that will prepare children for the transition into kindergarten. Familiar faces and secure surroundings are high priorities in our efforts to promote socialization skills and to build self-esteem!
- Separate staff, space and program for kindergartners
- Diverse learning opportunities including hands-on activities, art and technology-based instruction
- Language arts skills include letter and sound recognition, vocabulary, oral communication.
- Math activities teach number recognition shapes, patterns, addition subtraction
- Campers are group by skills based on recommendations and teacher evaluations
- Concepts and skills taught at a level appropriate for each camper.
Kindercampers who remain for the afternoon program are involved in crafts, games, stories, music, special events and field trips. They also have swimming lessons and enjoy the opportunity to visit the archery range, dance room and the computer lab!
Lunch can be brought from home or purchased from the camp for the session.