2021 DCPS Summer Opportunities

Local Academic & Enrichment Opportunities for DCPS Students!

A Message from the Superintendent


On behalf of the School Board and Dinwiddie County Public Schools' staff, let me officially welcome you to the 2021 summer of learning!


Throughout the school year our staff and students are afforded numerous opportunities to learn in new and innovative ways, this past year has been no exception. The successes of these efforts have generated great interest in coordinating learning activities that take place during the summer months. In response to these requests, this flyer is intended to provide the Dinwiddie Community with a resource for accessing learning opportunities offered by numerous sponsors during the summer months.


I hope you will find this to be a unique resource as you schedule your summer of learning. Please be certain to check back often as new activities will be added as they are submitted by event sponsors.


Thank you for your interest in the DCPS' Summer Opportunities. I look forward to hearing about your experiences and spending another season learning alongside you.


Sincerely,

Dr. Kari Weston

Superintendent

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Flag Football

Program Description
Spring 7 on 7 flag football will be hosted by the Chesterfield Quarterback League (CQL). All CQL rules apply to Dinwiddie participants. Dinwiddie Parks and Recreation will provide team(s) in each of the age divisions. The divisions consist of 7U, 9U, 11U, and 14U. Dinwiddie participants can register through the Parks and Recreation Department.

Ages: 5-14 year olds / Age Cut-Off: July 31
Resident Rate : $60.00 per participant / MUST BE A DINWIDDIE RESIDENT
Season: March through June

Early League Registration: February 16, 2021 - February 19, 2021
Standard League Registration: February 22, 2021 - March 4, 2021

Program Information

  • Must be a Dinwiddie County Resident
  • Birth Certificates are required
  • Practice will begin March 8, 2021
  • Games will be played on Saturdays
  • First game will be on April 17, 2021 with the final tournament on June 5, 2021
  • No games will be played Memorial Day weekend

Practice Information

  • 7U, 9U and 14U - Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
  • 11U - Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00 pm

Game Schedules

7U 9U 11U 14U

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Soccer

Program Description
Learn dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. This league is designed for boys and girls ages 4-17 years old. Games and practices will be held at the Eastside Enhancement Center and Dinwiddie County Sports Complex soccer fields. Instructors: Volunteer Coaches

Fall Season
Ages: 4-18 years old / Age Cut-Off:
Resident Rate: $60.00 per participant / Non-Resident Rate: $70.00 per participant
Season: September through October

Early League Registration: (Save $10.00)
Standard League Registration:

Spring Season 2021
Ages: 4- 18 years old / Age Cut-Off: June 1st
Resident Rate: $60.00 per participant / Non-Resident Rate: $70.00 per participant
Season: March through May

Early League Registration: February 8- February 12, 2021 (Save $10.00)

Standard League Registration: February 13 - March 5, 2021

Spring Soccer Practice Information (2021)

  • U9 Soccer Evaluations - Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00pm. Evaluations will take place at the Sports Complex soccer field.
  • U12 Soccer Evaluations - Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00pm. Evaluations will take place at the Sports Complex soccer field.
  • U14 - Monday and Wednesday 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • U18 - Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm-9:00pm
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Dinwiddie High School Tennis Camp

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Junior Gens Cheer Camp Presented by Dinwiddie High School

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Scholastic Reading Program

Join Home Base

By creating an account on Home Base, kids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend weekly author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more

Barnes & Noble Reading Program

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Camp Pocahontas 2021

What did a Powhatan child do for fun during the 17th century? In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities, and arts and crafts.

Ages: 6-10

Dates: June 22-24

Time: 9am-4pm

Registration Deadline: June 11, call 804-318-8797

Cost: $145/child, $135/multiple children (same family)

Henricus Members: $110/child

Registration Cancellations: Full refunds are available for canceled registrations until May 25, 2021. Half refunds are available from May 25-June 8, 2021. No refunds after June 8, 2021.

Activities

  • Hands-on activities include cooking, farming, archery, music and dancing, engineering, canoe scraping, fish net weaving, and pottery.
  • Make-and-take crafts included.

James River Camp

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Powhatans and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.

Ages: 9-12

Dates: August 3-5

Time: 9am-4pm

Registration Deadline: July 23, call 804-318-8797

Cost: :$145/child, $135/multiple children (same family)

Henricus Members: $110/child

Registration Cancellations: Full refunds are available for canceled registrations until July 6, 2021. Half refunds are available from July 6- July 20, 2021. No refunds after July 20, 2021.

Activities

  • Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered, and used throughout history
  • Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today
  • Conduct science experiments relating to water purification
  • Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs

Dinwiddie 4-H Junior Camp: June 28 - July 2, 2021

All information about the 2021 Junior Camp can be found here: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/din4hcamp/home

  • Ages 9 to 14
  • Cost $300: covers food, overnight lodging, all activities, and a t-shirt (Cash, Check, or Money Order ONLY -- No card payments can be accepted)
  • Registration Opens at 8PM on March 31, 2021
  • Medication Form for camp
  • Forms Required for 4-H Camp to be completed on 4-H Online:
    • Health Form
    • Code of Conduct
    • Member Enrollment
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2021 C.E.N.T.E.R.S Summer Programs Application

Application Process
  1. Submit an online Summer Program application here.
  2. Complete all included consent forms and waivers.
  3. Submit payment at vsu.uat.afford.com/paynow?storeid=16050. Under "Make a One-Time Payment," select "Virtual Summer Program."

All steps must be completed for selection consideration.


Important Reminders

Please keep the following in mind when registering:
  • Please be sure to check your entries, ensuring you’ve entered information correctly (especially the spelling of names, correct and complete addresses, and correct email addresses and phone numbers).
  • If you have more than one child participating in a summer program, you will need to complete the application for each participant.
  • Students are required to attend all days for the virtual summer program. Only one (1) excused absence is allowed.
  • Each student must be able to log on with his/her own device.
  • Spaces fill on a first come, first served basis.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
  • Final application acceptance status will be available in June.
  • For questions, please email Dr. Michael Rainey at info@vsucenters.org.
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Camp Petersburg

Rising K – 5th graders

Camp Petersburg offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn. We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Summer Adventure – you belong here!

YMCA Members: $124/session, Non-Members: $147/session

CAMP EDGE

Rising 6th – 8th graders

Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. The Camp EDGE program focuses on personal development, goal setting and learning to work as a member of a group. The program prepares campers for leadership roles at camp and in their communities. The campers participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team-building. Each camper has one service task per week.

YMCA Members: $124/session, Non-Members: $147/session

LIT (Leaders in Training)

Rising 9th – 10th graders

The Leaders in Leadership Training (LIT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and engage in activities that provide valuable employment skills, healthy relationship and opportunities to lead. Each session contains one association wide meet-up that engages all of our LIT’s from all of our camps into one day of leadership development and fun. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff.

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.

YMCA Members: $187/session, Non-Members: $208/session

Mystery at the Museum

Something is afoot at the Science Museum of Virginia and it’s up to you to find the culprit! Join a team of junior detectives and use forensic science to discover clues, interview witnesses, analyze DNA, and catch our mysterious fugitive! Investigators will explore every inch of the Museum from exhibits, to labs and even the Dome all while trying to crack the case! Hurry and sign up for your mission. The Museum needs you!


Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.


Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

Cool Chemistry

Be a chemist while making strange, gooey substances and bubbling concoctions. Learn about the elements that make up our world as you conduct scientific investigations. As you don science safety equipment discover ways to tell if a chemical reaction has occurred and look for chemistry in our everyday lives.

Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.

Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

Mission to Mars

Join us and experience some blast your socks off science! What does it take to travel to and live on another planet? Learn about plans to travel back to the moon to prepare for a future trip to Mars. We’ll explore the history of Mars exploration and follow news about the most recent Mars rover, Perseverance, as we build our own rovers and rockets, learn about eating and cooking in space, build clothing and shelters to protect astronauts and more!

Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.

Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

Dino Discovery

Dig into the past--and present-- to discover dinosaurs! We’ll investigate if all dinosaurs are really extinct, what color dinosaurs were, and just what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur anyway! We’ll even get some practice in digging up fossils and putting them back together just like a paleontologist.

Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.

Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

Maker Camp

Creating, constructing and testing. These are the building blocks for this camp. Explore engineering, art, nature and more! Let your inner maker shine as you do some tinkering and build some cool stuff! Makers will design, prototype, and build various things. Discover skills using hand tools, building methods, and construction. Are you ready for the challenge?


Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.

Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

Mathtastic

This is not your AVERAGE math camp. So come join us for SUM fun and watch the memories ADD up! Find the math in everything we do, from cooking to art, from exploring nature to writing codes. What about games? You betcha there’s math! So, what’s the probability of you having a great time? We’d say it’s 100%!

Pricing

Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family.

Schedule

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.

Procedures

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

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Little GROWers Mini-Camp

Project GROWS and the Blue Ridge Children’s Museum are partnering again this year to bring you four day-long, standalone summer workshops on 2nd and 4th Fridays of June and July, called Little GROWers Mini Camps! These workshops will embrace the spirit of Little GROWers and will get students outside digging in the dirt with us as we harvest veggies and make crafts, go on scavenger hunts and pasture walks, and explore the farm together!

Spots are limited to 12 students per day, so register as soon as you can! Registration opens on Tuesday, April 27th. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

June 11th & July 9th: Science on the Farm (2nd Fridays)

Join us for an exciting day of hands-on science for kids on the Project GROWS farm. Along with Dr. Taylor Welsh of Science Delivered, we'll harvest some veggies and dissect them to learn all about what's inside in our Edible Science: Plant Dissection workshop. Then Rachel Winter with the Headwaters Soil & Water Conservation District will help us discover the world beneath our feet with the Underground Classroom Bus Discovery Tour! Explore all the living and non-living things we find underground as we explore why soil is an important natural resource. We’ll also play veggie-themed games, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in fun garden tasks.

June 25th & July 23rd: Farm Explorers (4th Fridays)

It’s your chance to be a farmer for a day! Come explore the amazing living creatures of the farm alongside the Project GROWS staff. We’ll scour the riparian area and pasture for butterflies, birds, and grasshoppers and meet animal friends from nearby farms like chickens, lambs, rabbits, and worms! Be prepared to get dirty as we help out with fun farm tasks like digging up beets, carrots, and potatoes. We’ll also do taste tests of the day’s veggies and make seedballs with wildflower seeds to take home and spread in our neighborhoods.

CSI: Student Academy

In order to solve crimes, it takes the efforts of many individuals. Experience the different roles of crime scene investigators, detectives, and forensic scientists and examine how the teamwork of these individuals can exonerate the innocent and convict the guilty. Become a crime scene Investigator, analyze simulated crime scenes, and practice authentic evidence collection procedures. Learn about techniques used by forensic specialists such as obtaining and examining latent prints, using serology, DNA and drug analysis and more to determine “whodunnit”. Field work and guest speakers will enhance this fascinating experience!

The Next Giant Leap

Imagine the year is 2030. You are part of a team preparing for the first manned expedition to Mars. Mars promises to be a rich destination for scientific discovery and human exploration. As a vital team member, you will receive rigorous training in advanced imaging and robotics to help you plot the course for your crew of astronauts. As geologists, your team will be using innovative techniques to analyze rock samples. Could the analysis reveal evidence of life beyond Earth? What will the first human settlement on the red planet look like? Engineers and biologists on your team will need to design habitats that can withstand the ravages of deep space. Are you ready to take this next giant leap in space exploration?

How To Apply

We strongly encourage you to discuss the Summer Regional Governor’s School program with a parent or guardian prior to applying. You should have a good understanding of the commitment the program requires as far as time and engagement. If accepted, you should also be able to be fully present each day of class. If you have questions, talk to your counselor, your gifted program teacher, or with other students who have attended a Governor’s School in the past. Students who are eligible to apply for Summer Regional Governor's School will be contacted by the gifted coordinator for their school.

There are two parts to the application

Part I: Student Application (online) | Consists of information about the student, class preference, parental consent, and a short, written essay. Students will be sent an application link by their school. Please complete the online application by noon on Thursday, May 6.

Part II: Teacher Recommendation (online) | Consists of a ratings-based assessment of the student by a teacher. Upon completion of the online Student Application, students will be emailed a copy of their application and a link to the online Teacher Recommendation form. Students must forward teachers the link to the Teacher Recommendation. Online recommendations must be completed by noon on Thursday, May 6.

Acceptance into Summer Regional Governor’s School program will be confirmed by the MSIC via e-mail by mid-May 2021. The acceptance email will contain specific instructions for completing the registration process.

For more information, please contact your gifted coordinator. For additional assistance, contact Mrs. Calandra Chaney, Program Director, at cchaney@mymsic.org or Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant Program Director, at jmitchell@mymsic.org.

TEEN FALL/SPRING STUDIO PROGRAM INFORMATION

Please read the following information carefully, as parents and students are responsible for understanding all policies and procedures.


ABOUT VMFA’S TEEN STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Expand your creativity and artistic awareness, build your portfolio for college, or simply spend time with peers and professional artists through these studio classes related to VMFA’s world-renowned art collection. Enrollment is limited to provide individual instruction and to accommodate teenagers of all skill levels.


TIMES AND TUITION

Wednesday Classes (3 Sessions) 5-7 pm $70 (VMFA members $60)

Focus on your favorite style, medium, or technique in one or all of these innovative classes. Designed for teens in middle or high school, these classes help students grow creatively, explore self-expression, and develop works for a college portfolio.


Friday Evening Workshops 5-7 pm $12 (VMFA members $10)

Explore the galleries and boost drawing skills associated with different art movements, styles, and cultures. Designed for teens in middle or high school, monthly sessions include demos, art talks, and independent instruction to accommodate both beginning and accomplished artists.

Saturday's Times & Fees Differ

Each of these innovative workshops focuses on a unique art movement, culture, and medium associated with the VMFA collection. Teenagers benefit from learning new techniques and using a variety of professional tools and materials.

TO REGISTER

Go to www.vmfa.museum, phone 804.340.1405, or visit the front desk during VMFA public hours


QUESTIONS ABOUT PROGRAMS

EMAIL youthstudio@vmfa.museum

PHONE 804.340.1331 or 804.340.1438

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We will be offering a variety of Summer Enrichment Courses in 4 different sessions throughout June & July 2021. All course will be offered virtually. You can read the description of each course the first time they are listed below, however several are offered during multiple sessions. Registration ends June 1, 2021.

The Magic of Coding Grades 2-3

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Do you like mazes, games, and online puzzles? Do you ever imagine what it would be like to create your own computer software? This coding course uses coding.org and scratch software to explore the world of computer science while enabling your critical thinking skills and creativity. Students will enjoy digital citizenship, sequencing, programming games, debugging mazes, and coding games such as Minecraft. Let’s explore a new adventure using coding technology.

Six Simple Machines Grades: 2-3

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


The six simple machines seem like a simple concept, but they are instrumental at improving our lives every day. From wheels and axles to inclined planes, they appear in all forms of simple tasks and challenges. You can find them just about anywhere. They are in your bedroom, in the kitchen as well as in the garage or in your storage shed. When you combine two or more of them, you get a compound machine that can further ease our everyday tasks. Let’s explore the six simple machines and find out just how amazing they are. Note: Students will need a spiral notebook, markers/crayons, pens and pencils and plain and lined paper for class activities. Various household items will be used to study.

Latin Alive! Grades: 3-4

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Latine veni discite (Come learn Latin)! In this introduction to Latin, you will learn phrases for everyday life, vocabulary, grammatical concepts, and even English words that come from Latin. We will also talk about Roman history, culture, and Greek and Roman mythology. Some of the things we will talk about will be funny (Romans ate some weird stuff), and some will be serious (such as Roman slavery). After taking this class, you will have a better understanding of the Latin language, Ancient Rome, and how it influenced the world, even up to now!

Life of an Architect Grades: 3-5

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Are you familiar with the works of Frank Lloyd Wright? Do you like exploring nature? Do you readily notice, colors, shapes or patterns in nature? Do you like to draw, color, or create things you see in nature? Do you feel you have a skill or talent for architectural design? If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, then this is the course for you. After learning more about the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, you will use your creative skills to create 8 projects worthy to be displayed or framed. Who knows…you may be the next Frank Lloyd Wright of this century! Note: Students need to have the following supplies to participate: Crayons/colored

Habitat Helpers Grades: 3-5

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Do you love animals? Are you interested in coming up with ideas that could help animals that are endangered? In this course you will embark on a journey across the planet to learn about 5 different endangered species. You will uncover the hardships these animals face that put them at risk. Then, you will work as a team to determine possible solutions to their declining numbers. You will then work to create prototypes of your innovations with simple items from your home. Get ready to spark up your imagination and become an environmental visionary!

Personal Development through Digital Storytelling Grades: 4-5

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Do you want to develop your personal strengths through the power of reading, writing, investigation, and technology? We’ll look for clues we can use to be our best hidden inside stories of characters who never give up. We’ll design creative “how-to” manuals for kids’ most common problems. And we’ll utilize digital tools to produce our own inspiring stories in a cool take-home format to share with others! Note: Students will use Story Bird for this course.

Want to Build an App? Grades: 5-6

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


We use apps on our mobile devices every day to play games, learn, and communicate. Have you ever wanted to invent and build your own app? This coding course uses the App Lab in code.org to teach you how to design and code your own app. Students will use their creativity to code a functional app that runs on all mobile devices. Students will explore JavaScript and code events to create an interactive story or game that can be shared with family and friends. Students will practice digital citizenship, critical thinking skills, computer programming and creativity.

Lego Robotics Grades: 6-7

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


As a beginning course in Lego Robotics, students will be utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits. Students will be introduced to basic programming, as well as problem solving strategies, as they work to design, build, and program. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, friction, sensors, program loops, decision-making, and timing sequences. Student-designed robots will be programmed to complete various assigned tasks (challenges). This course is designed for the beginning to intermediate level computer user who has some experience using the computer. Note: Students must have access to the Lego Mindstorm robot/kit.

Do You Want to Be a Video Producer? Grades: 6-8

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


All quiet on the set! Ready! Action! Have you ever thought about becoming a movie director or even a YouTuber? If so, then video production is the class for you. You will learn to plan and create videos that will excite your audience. Build your skills in camera operation and video editing with computer software so you can produce the next Academy Award winning movie or just show off your last vacation. Note: Students will need a computer camera as well as editing software. A free software used by the instructor is Open Shot and needs to be downloaded.

Campaign for a Cause Grades: 6-8

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


What issue are you most passionate about? Do you get fired up about topics involving the environment, education, politics, or social justice? Here’s your chance to channel and communicate that enthusiasm. During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate your problem, tracking down only the most updated, reliable, and unbiased sources. You’ll then build an entire campaign to promote and showcase your message, using online digital design and publishing tools. Choose among many different formats, from posters to Instagram posts to postcards, from infographics to flyers. Come join us, and together we’ll brainstorm, research, create, and present, carrying your cause to new heights for the world to see. Note: One of the main tools used during this course is Canva, with a free online membership requiring a student email address or permission to use a parent email address.

Worth a 1,000 Words: A Multimedia Writing Adventure Grades 7-9

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Learn how to transform your original writing into powerful presentations that amplify your voice and move people’s minds. In this course, students will plan, write, and create original videos using hardware and software you already have at home. Writing activities will focus on using vivid description and powerful verbs to paint pictures with language designed to inspire. Video production activities will include understanding copyright and fair use, storyboarding, voice-over recording, basic animation techniques, and best practices for live-action filming. Whether you’re an avid writer or you are looking for new ways to express yourself, there’s something here for everyone!


Want to Build an App? Grades: 3-4

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


We use apps on our mobile devices every day to play games, learn, and communicate. Have you ever wanted to invent and build your own app? This coding course uses the App Lab in code.org to teach you how to design and code your own app. Students will use their creativity to code a functional app that runs on all mobile devices. Students will explore JavaScript and code events to create an interactive story or game that can be shared with family and friends. Students will practice digital citizenship, critical thinking skills, computer programming and creativity.

Engineering at Home Grades: 3-5

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


A unique opportunity to take an engineering class from your house! You will use common, everyday items found around your home to study, build, and test engineering challenges. Engaging activities to include: boat building as well as bridge and tower construction. Note: Students will need plastic straws, balloons, a pullback car (available at most dollar stores), and a few other common household items.

Latin Alive! Grades: 5-6

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Latine veni discite (Come learn Latin)! In this introduction to Latin, you will learn phrases for everyday life, vocabulary, grammatical concepts, and even English words that come from Latin. We will also talk about Roman history, culture, and Greek and Roman mythology. Some of the things we will talk about will be funny (Romans ate some weird stuff), and some will be serious (such as Roman slavery). After taking this class, you will have a better understanding of the Latin language, Ancient Rome, and how it influenced the world, even up to now!

Introduction to Social Science Research Grades: 6-8

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Do you want to develop your personal strengths through the power of reading, writing, investigation, and technology? We’ll look for clues we can use to be our best hidden inside stories of characters who never give up. We’ll design creative “how-to” manuals for kids’ most common problems. And we’ll utilize digital tools to produce our own inspiring stories in a cool take-home format to share with others!

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Grades: 7-8

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


You are cordially invited to the Hampton City Civic Dinner! Do you have interest in engaging in real world issues and diplomatically finding solutions to real world problems? Join us as we prepare a mock dinner program that includes program design, menu, guest, entertainment, and stimulating conversation. Students will interview guests on hot topics, formulate quality questions, organize the event, and email out the completed programs.

Block by Block: Introduction to Multi-Screen Music Video Production Grades 7-9

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Learn fundamental audio and video editing techniques as you create a multi-track, multi-screen music video to share with your family and friends. No prior musical experience is required, as student-driven instruction will include tutorials for creating original music videos for existing songs, student-arranged cover tunes, and original compositions ranging from 2 to 16 voices/screens. Students will learn about copyright and fair use as you dive into basic multitrack audio editing and easy multiscreen video editing. All activities will make use of free software for desktop and mobile platforms including Audacity, iMovie, MovieMaker, and OpenShot.

Do You Want to Be a Video Producer? Grades: 9-12

Session 1: June 28th—July 2nd
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


All quiet on the set! Ready! Action! Have you ever thought about becoming a movie director or even a YouTuber? If so, then video production is the class for you. You will learn to plan and create videos that will excite your audience. Build your skills in camera operation and video editing with computer software so you can produce the next Academy Award winning movie or just show off your last vacation. Note: Students will need a computer camera as well as editing software. A free software used by the instructor is Open Shot and needs to be downloaded.

Engineering at Home Grades: 3-5

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


A unique opportunity to take an engineering class from your house! You will use common, everyday items found around your home to study, build, and test engineering challenges. Engaging activities to include: boat building as well as bridge and tower construction. Note: Students will need plastic straws, balloons, a pullback car (available at most dollar stores), and a few other common household items.

Latin Alive! Grades: 5-6

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Latine veni discite (Come learn Latin)! In this introduction to Latin, you will learn phrases for everyday life, vocabulary, grammatical concepts, and even English words that come from Latin. We will also talk about Roman history, culture, and Greek and Roman mythology. Some of the things we will talk about will be funny (Romans ate some weird stuff), and some will be serious (such as Roman slavery). After taking this class, you will have a better understanding of the Latin language, Ancient Rome, and how it influenced the world, even up to now!

Introduction to Social Science Research Grades: 6-8

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Do you want to develop your personal strengths through the power of reading, writing, investigation, and technology? We’ll look for clues we can use to be our best hidden inside stories of characters who never give up. We’ll design creative “how-to” manuals for kids’ most common problems. And we’ll utilize digital tools to produce our own inspiring stories in a cool take-home format to share with others!

Campaign for a Cause Grades: 6-8

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


What issue are you most passionate about? Do you get fired up about topics involving the environment, education, politics, or social justice? Here’s your chance to channel and communicate that enthusiasm. During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate your problem, tracking down only the most updated, reliable, and unbiased sources. You’ll then build an entire campaign to promote and showcase your message, using online digital design and publishing tools. Choose among many different formats, from posters to Instagram posts to postcards, from infographics to flyers. Come join us, and together we’ll brainstorm, research, create, and present, carrying your cause to new heights for the world to see. Note: One of the main tools used during this course is Canva, with a free online membership requiring a student email address or permission to use a parent email address.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Grades: 7-8

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


You are cordially invited to the Hampton City Civic Dinner! Do you have interest in engaging in real world issues and diplomatically finding solutions to real world problems? Join us as we prepare a mock dinner program that includes program design, menu, guest, entertainment, and stimulating conversation. Students will interview guests on hot topics, formulate quality questions, organize the event, and email out the completed programs.

Worth a 1,000 Words: A Multimedia Writing Adventure Grades 7-9

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Morning Courses: 10:00 am—12:00 pm


Learn how to transform your original writing into powerful presentations that amplify your voice and move people’s minds. In this course, students will plan, write, and create original videos using hardware and software you already have at home. Writing activities will focus on using vivid description and powerful verbs to paint pictures with language designed to inspire. Video production activities will include understanding copyright and fair use, storyboarding, voice-over recording, basic animation techniques, and best practices for live-action filming. Whether you’re an avid writer or you are looking for new ways to express yourself, there’s something here for everyone!

Six Simple Machines Grades: 2-3

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


The six simple machines seem like a simple concept, but they are instrumental at improving our lives every day. From wheels and axles to inclined planes, they appear in all forms of simple tasks and challenges. You can find them just about anywhere. They are in your bedroom, in the kitchen as well as in the garage or in your storage shed. When you combine two or more of them, you get a compound machine that can further ease our everyday tasks. Let’s explore the six simple machines and find out just how amazing they are. Note: Students will need a spiral notebook, markers/crayons, pens and pencils and plain and lined paper for class activities. Various household items will be used to study.

Lego Robotics Grades: 3-5

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


As a beginning course in Lego Robotics, students will be utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits. Students will be introduced to basic programming, as well as problem solving strategies, as they work to design, build, and program. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, friction, sensors, program loops, decision-making, and timing sequences. Student-designed robots will be programmed to complete various assigned tasks (challenges). This course is designed for the beginning to intermediate level computer user who has some experience using the computer. Note: Students must have access to the Lego Mindstorm robot/kit.

Personal Development through Digital Storytelling Grades: 4-5

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Do you want to develop your personal strengths through the power of reading, writing, investigation, and technology? We’ll look for clues we can use to be our best hidden inside stories of characters who never give up. We’ll design creative “how-to” manuals for kids’ most common problems. And we’ll utilize digital tools to produce our own inspiring stories in a cool take-home format to share with others! Note: Students will use Story Bird for this course.

Latin Alive! Grades: 6-7

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Latine veni discite (Come learn Latin)! In this introduction to Latin, you will learn phrases for everyday life, vocabulary, grammatical concepts, and even English words that come from Latin. We will also talk about Roman history, culture, and Greek and Roman mythology. Some of the things we will talk about will be funny (Romans ate some weird stuff), and some will be serious (such as Roman slavery). After taking this class, you will have a better understanding of the Latin language, Ancient Rome, and how it influenced the world, even up to now!

Block by Block: Introduction to Multi-Screen Music Video Production Grades 7-9

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


Learn fundamental audio and video editing techniques as you create a multi-track, multi-screen music video to share with your family and friends. No prior musical experience is required, as student-driven instruction will include tutorials for creating original music videos for existing songs, student-arranged cover tunes, and original compositions ranging from 2 to 16 voices/screens. Students will learn about copyright and fair use as you dive into basic multitrack audio editing and easy multiscreen video editing. All activities will make use of free software for desktop and mobile platforms including Audacity, iMovie, MovieMaker, and OpenShot.

The Human Body: A Series for Middle School! Grades: 6-8

Session 2: July 12th—July 16th
Afternoon Courses: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm


This course will focus on the structure and function of the human body, a marvelous machine! In this course, your student will gain an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology, the body systems, and the jobs they perform. Students will understand how we think, communicate, grow, move, reproduce, and stay alive. Additionally, your student will learn about major disorders, recent medical advances and ways to take care of their bodies. Get your student engaged with the fascinating class! The possibilities of where it will take him or her are endless!