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Ages 12-18 • In-person

RoyceX is an opportunity for Middle School and High School students to engage in transformative and personalized learning on campus and in the city. Campers will break down the walls between the classroom and the world through hands-on learning experiences. Curiosity and exploration drive the philosophy of discovering new ways to connect authentically with the local and global community. 

Camps Offered

The deadline to register for this class is the Monday before the first day of camp.  If you must register after this deadline, please call Roycemore School at 847-866-6055. Please note that you will incur a $50.00 per camp session late fee. 

Astronomy & Astrophysics: Dark Matter, Deep Space, and Beyond

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

How do black holes form, and what’s inside them? What is time, and will it ever come
to an end? What was the Big Bang, and did it have a cause? Students on this course go on a bold journey through space, exploring everything from the life cycles of stars to the mystery of dark matter. The course includes a visit to The Adler Planetarium!

Creative Writing: Mastering the Art of the Written Word

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

In 1920, H. L. Mencken called Chicago “the literary capital of the United States.” From Edna Ferber to George R. R. Martin, many of America’s greatest writers have ties with Roycemore’s surroundings. This course gives students a chance to join that tradition. Working with local, published writers, students sharpen their technique and explore the composition of short stories, poetry, and plays, as well as newer genres from the blog to the podcast.

Criminology: From Fingerprints to Forensics

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

Students on this course explore the criminologist’s profession, from the basics of forensic science to the intricacies of criminal profiling. They debate the causes of crime and explore the workings of the justice system. The course includes a visit to the Illinois Supreme Court in Chicago!

Engineering: Building the World Around Us

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

From Willis Tower to the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Chicago and Evanston are home to some of the world’s greatest wonders of engineering. On this course, students learn the principles of engineering science by utilizing the many mechanical, structural, and architectural feats around them. The week culminates with an opportunity to design an engineering project of their own.

Medicine: Dive Into a Doctor's World

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

This hands-on course introduces students to key parts of medical science, including human anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. It also explores the plethora of career paths available in medicine, from physiotherapy to surgery. Activities in Roycemore’s state-of-the-art wet laboratories include dissection and CPR!

Psychology: Getting to Grips with the Human Mind

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

Chicago has been a hub of psychology ever since John Dewey founded his famous laboratory at The University of Chicago in 1893. Under the guidance of psychology researchers, students learn the core principles of human behavior, and they examine phenomena like consciousness, dreams, and memory. This course gives a taste of what it’s like to work as a counselor or therapist, and it culminates with students designing experiments of their own.

Studio Art: From Kiln to Canvas

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 9-12)

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

Get a taste of life as a professional artist! Students venture out of the classroom and take inspiration from their unique surroundings in Evanston and Chicago. They design their own portfolio with a range of media, including pencils, paints, and prints. They also have the chance to participate in masterclasses with local professionals. Aspiring sculptors will be able to take advantage of Roycemore’s own kiln!

When a City is Your Campus

Dates Coming Soon! (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

This course is a chance to celebrate the end of summer by exploring Evanston and the Chicago metropolitan area. From well-known places like Navy Pier to lesser-known gems like Oz Park, students will be shown how to navigate their way through the city. While on the road, they will make video and photo diaries, and take notes of their adventures, building toward their own unique profile of Chicagoland.

Hours

RoyceX 

9 am – 4 pm 

Virtual Courses 

9 am – 10 am 

Registration

RoyceX Camp registration closes the Monday before courses start.