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Ages 11-18 • 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 per camp session late fee of $75 for enrolled students and $100 for non-enrolled students.

Architecture: Building the World Around Us

June 13th-17th (Grades 5-8)

June 20th-24th (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

With it s stunning variety of architectural styles, Chicago provides student s with the perfect environment to find inspiration, appreciate architectural history and aesthetics, and improve their design and model-making skills. They develop a portfolio of sketches before turning ideas into three-dimensional model s to display.

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

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

June 13th-17th (Grades 9-12)

June 20th-24th (Grades 5-8)

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!

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

Creative Writing: Mastering the Art of the Written Word

June 27th-July 1st (Grades 5-8)

July 5th-8th (Grades 9-12)

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.

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

CSI Chicago: From Fingerprints to Forensics

July 11th-15th (Grades 5-8)

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!

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

From Appetizers to Desserts: Becoming An Iron Chef

July 25th-29th (Grades 9-12)

August 1st-5th (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

NEW! Get ready to crank up the heat in the kitchens at Roycemore! Whether they are first-timer s or experienced chefs, students on this course get hands-on opportunities to master the core skills in the art s of cook ing and cuisine. They will also immerse themselves in the culinary richness of Chicago. Join us and explore the many specialties the city has to offer, from Eataly to hidden taco hot spot s to world-famous deep dish pizza. Food is truly a global language – what better way to become fluent than to cook and eat?

$600 enrolled Roycemore student

$650 non-enrolled student

Mini Golf: Roll Up for the PGA Tour!

July 11th-15th (Grades 9-12)

July 18th-22nd (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

NEW! Ever wondered what it would be like to have the crowd cheer as you sink a hole in one? Ever dreamed of the perfect putt, ricocheting off the spinning wheel, onto the bridge, and around the water hazard? This is an opportunity to master core golfing skills, obstacle analysis and strategy, and score-keeping. Students test their skills at local miniature golf courses across Chicago, and they will be challenged to design their own courses on campus. This fun and innovative take on design think ing will challenge students to think outside the box!

$600 enrolled Roycemore student

$650 non-enrolled student

Social Justice: Building A Better World

July 25th-29th (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

Students on this course explore social activism, law and criminology, and political lobbying. How do our thoughts about human rights shape attitudes toward foreign aid, global intervention, and social justice? We examine the role and importance of human rights in the 21st century, and take field trips to visit local nonprofit organizations!

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

Medicine: Dive Into a Doctor's World

July 11th-15th (Grades 9-12)

July 18th-22nd (Grades 5-8)

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!

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

Psychology: Getting to Grips with the Human Mind

July 25th-29th (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.

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

Studio Art: From Kiln to Canvas

June 27th-July 1st (Grades 9-12)

July 5th-8th (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!

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

When a City is Your Campus

August 1st-5th (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.

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

 

Drones, Robotics, and Beyond: The Technology of the Future

July 25th-29th (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

This interdisciplinary, forward-looking course delves into the technology that will define the 21st century. From drones to robotics, from wearable technology to the future of Roycemore’s Innovation Center itself. How will robots develop? What roles might artificial intelligence have in education, entertainment, and healthcare? This course combines theory with practice to give students new problem-solving skills.

$550 enrolled Roycemore student

$600 non-enrolled student

 

Hours

RoyceX 

9 am – 4 pm 

Registration

RoyceX Camp registration closes the Monday before courses start.