2021 Summer Experience

Incoming 4th & 5th graders

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Incoming 4th & 5th Grade Summer Experience Opportunities

Animal Planet

If you love learning about creatures from all over our world; this is the course for you. We will learn about fascinating creatures in the oceans, jungles, forests, and deserts. You will get the opportunity to use technology to research animals that you may have never heard of to share with others. You will also get to learn how to design and draw animals in their habitats. If you love adventure, we will be taking a field trip, hatching eggs from the Cackle Hatchery, and learning from the Conservation Department.

Can you survive this camp?

In this class we will learn how to set up a tent, start a campfire without matches, and cook outdoors!! We will learn about edible plants and plants that can be used for basic first aid. Possible fieldtrips will include visits to local conservation areas, fishing, and nature museum.

Continental Buffet

Explore the world through your taste buds with this exciting cooking class. We learn about the world through culinary arts. We will make something from one of the seven continents each week, so bring your apron and your appetite.

CSI - Criminal Student Investigators

Join your fellow Criminology Student Investigators as we work together to solve a mysteries. You will gain first-hand experience solving cases using forensic science experiments. Learn techniques from CSI and law enforcement. Apply your skills to create your own mystery for your friends to solve. Build friendships and teamwork as you work together to conquer the class Escape Room.

Fun for Foodies & Creative Crafters

In this course students will get Each day, we will split our time between creating yummy, kid friendly food creations and a craft of some sort. The Fun for Foodies course will teach young cooks about nutrition and the importance of eating healthy foods. We will also share some of our favorite foods. Students will be asked to bring in a favorite family recipe to create a class cookbook! As part of this course, we will also be focusing on staying healthy and active, so we will be taking part in interactive exercises. Put on your aprons, wash your hands, and get ready to join in the food fun! The Creative Crafters course will teach students to recognize their creative talent! Students will create masterpieces to display in their home, as well as fashionable jewelry and other creative art. Students will be working with watercolors, clay, yarn and other decorative items. We will also be experimenting with new and exciting creations. Join us to find out what new and improved wild creations you will take home!
**Please be aware that food products are used that may contain food allergens such as nuts, eggs, milk, wheat and soy.

Game On

In the summer experience class, “Game On”, students will be given the chance to learn and play a variety of fun games both individually and in group settings. The games we will play include board games, card games, outdoor games, and interactive games. During summer experience the students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with different local groups to experience how games are important in our everyday lives. Our field trip will be game oriented as well! If you want to spend your summer experience playing games, then this is the class for you!

Makerspace Experience

Join me in the place for making, collaborating, learning and sharing - THE MAKERSPACE. Get hands-on this summer as we design, create and problem-solve. We will complete a variety of activities using legos, Keva planks, green screen, robotics, virtual reality, coding and much much more. As part of Makerspace, students will have the opportunity to partake in exciting field trips! Students with curiosity and imagination wanted. Come join the fun!


Do you love science and figuring out why things are the way they are?! This is the class for you! We will be learning about busting myths and doing lots of science experiments! Can ice cream be made in bag? What reaction do Mentos and Coke have? If you drop and egg on the ground will it bounce? Come to Summer Experience and find out!

Summertime Adventures

Through this course, we will be reading the book "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. Using this novel we will use it to guide our weeks of summer experience. We will have the opportunity to incorporate survivalist skills, map skills, using perseverance to overcome obstacles, and more. This class will feature all four core subjects, (Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies). Through this course, we could visit Bennett Springs State Park, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and/or partner with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Technology and Robotics-June 3-16

Students will explore various technology platforms. Some of the possible platforms include Tinker CAD, Edison Robots, Raspberry Pi and Microbit.