Grades listed refer to the grade your child will enter in the Fall of 2018.Classes are organized by grade range.
Classes are 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
All classes will be held at South School.
Camp Games and Crafts (11:00 - 12:00)
What time is it Mr. Fox? It’s time to play your favorite summer camp games and make summer mementos! This class combines your artistic and your athletic sides - best of both worlds! You will be equipped with accessories and plenty of fun games to play at recess.
Interactive Storytime (11:00 - 12:00)
Interactive storytime is a great way to foster a lifelong love of books and reading in children. Children will be active participants as a story comes alive with props, sounds, and movements. Students will recreate the story and add their own twists through art and crafts and other activities!
Minute to Win It (11:00 - 12:00)
Compete in and create fast paced challenges! Students will race against the clock and each other to complete a variety of skill and movement activities. What can you do in a minute??
Outdoor Adventures (11:00 - 12:00)
Explore the beauty of nature right outside your door! Everyday will be a new exploration of the great outdoors -- parks, gardens, bugs, trees, and even dirt! Outdoor adventurers are not afraid to get their hands a little dirty in the name of exploration!
PE Games (11:00 - 12:00)
Do you wish P.E. and all the fun games were available year round? Now they are! Play all your favorite games that you do during the school year in P.E., such as battleship, kickball, pin guard, and capture the flag this summer.
Team Sports (11:00 - 12:00)
Sports, sports, and more sports -- Basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, floor hockey, and more! Have your young athlete learn sportsmanship and teamwork with team sports!
Backyard Art (11:00 - 12:00)
Step into our backyard and make art and craft projects while enjoying the summer weather! Tie dye, bird houses, nature mosaics, and jewelry and candle making along with many more hands-on activities will be made this summer.
iTech Kids (11:00 - 12:00)
Join iTech Kids to produce fun and engaging technology projects. From coding to augmented reality, kids will dive into the wonderful and exciting world of technology.
Engineers in Action (11:00 - 12:00)
Can you build an unsinkable boat? What about a "bionic" arm? This summer take on hands-on design challenges that bring engineering to life! We will design, build, test, and advance our ideas each week and have a blast doing it!
Touch Rugby (11:00 - 12:00)
Learn the fundamentals of rugby with this no contact class. This class emphasizes agility, passing, catching, communication, and basic strategy.
Learn to Knit (11:00 - 12:00)
Join Summer Explorations' knitting circle and learn to knit. We will make cool knitting projects that you will be able to wear and use! We will finger and arm knit, and learn more traditional knitting techniques.
Global Explorations and Post Card making (11:00 - 12:00)
Join us for a guided tour around the world highlighting customs, traditions, tourist sites, and tasty foods! Travelers will have an opportunity to learn about global cultures and make postcards from their "visits." *Please note, this class includes food preparation and consumption.
Lend a Hand (11:00 - 12:00)
Kids need more than just lessons on kindness, they need opportunities to practice it! This class will encourage philanthropy by providing students with opportunities to learn about their local community and ways that they can reach out and serve it. In-class projects may include: writing letters for veterans, making toys for cats and dogs in shelters, planting and painting flower pots for seniors in nursing homes, making blankets for a children's hospital, and/or organizing a fundraiser.
Make-a-messterpiece (11:00 - 12:00)
Spend your summer immersing yourself with art! Don’t be afraid to get messy while we make goop, “mud” play doh, melt crayons, and other messterpieces! It’s time to unleash your creative spirit!
The Original Kids in the Kitchen (11:00 - 12:00)
A new yummy creation everyday! Students will prepare and cook kid-friendly recipes and enjoy the delicious results. Brand new recipes as well as previously voted popular recipes will be prepared. Students will learn nutrition, measuring skills, and kitchen safety. The culinary adventure will end with a recipe book to take home. *Please note this class includes food preparation and consumption.
Yoga and Meditation for Kids (11:00 - 12:00)
Balance your active summer with this zen den. This class is a combination of energetic yoga postures and sequences with calming and relaxing meditation. Through healthy movements students will build concentration and agility, develop body awareness, and manage stress through breathing.
Fractured Fairy Tales and more! (11:00 - 12:00)
Have you heard the story about Goldilocks and her rock band of bears? The Three Little Pigs and their teacher, the Wolf? The story of Little Red Riding Hood from the perspective of Granny? No? Well now is your time to write them! Learn about different Fairy Tales, myths, and legends then turn them around and make them your own. Reinvent stories and create new ones! Explore your creative side this summer.
Game Show Showdown (11:00 - 12:00)
You're the next contestant to spin the Wheel of Fortune in this Minute to Win It! Spend your summer climbing the 1000 dollar pyramid on your way to Family Feud. Students will play a variety of at home game shows and create their own to bring to your family game night.
Dodgeball (11:00 - 12:00)
Learn the 5 Ds of dodgeball - dodge, duck dip, dive, and dodge. Combine fitness and fun for an unforgettable time playing daily variations of the classic game of Dodgeball.
Chess Masters (11:00 - 12:00)
Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, come learn and play chess in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will develop chess skills, work on tactics and strategies, and make new friends! Both casual and competitive players are welcome.
Coding and 3D Design (11:00 - 12:00)
You don't need a decoder ring to read this code! Learn how to program websites, apps, and games. Stay cool this summer and learn computer coding and how to make ideas come alive with 3D printing.
Glencoe Ninja Warrior (11:00 - 12:00)
Are you ready to test your speed, skills, and strength? Train this summer like a ninja warrior! Build your endurance during agility training, fitness training, and obstacle courses. The next America Ninja Warrior could be you!
Movie Mania (11:00 - 12:00)
Movie reviews, trivia, and producing! Become a triple threat as a film critic, a trivia master, and a movie producer. Movie goers in this class will develop a film appreciation of classics and current movies, and end the summer by making a movie trailer.
Oven Free Snacks and Treats (11:00 - 12:00)
It's the Great American Bake off…without an oven! Who says you can't make delicious foods without an oven? In this class we will cook and eat a variety of tasty treats. We will explore pancakes, waffles, ice creams, frozen pies, and more! Chefs will receive a cookbook at the end to share these oven-less creations with you. Join us for a summer of fun creating and eating! *Please note this class includes food preparation and consumption.
Advanced Rocketry (11:00 - 12:00)
Students who have mastered the basics of introductory rocketry building will build their own rockets while learning how to further read detailed plans, use materials carefully, and problem solve their launches. Students will experience the thrill of launching their own rocket creations.