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June 14 - August 6

Ages 12-18 • In-person & Online

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

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

June 14-18 (Grades 5-8)

June 21-25 (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

$500

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

June 28 – July 2 (Grades 5-8)

July 6-9 (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

$500

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

July 26-30 (Grades 5-8)

July 26-30 (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

$500

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

June 14-18 (Grades 9-12)

June 21-25 (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

$500

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

July 12-16 (Grades 5-8)

July 19-23 (Grades 9-12)

9am – 4pm

$500

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

July 12-16 (Grades 9-12)

July 19-23 (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

$500

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.

Sports Management

June 21-25 (Grades 5-8)

June 28 – July 2 (Grades 9-12)

9 am – 4pm

$500

In these innovative crossover courses, students spend the mornings working on the academic side of the sports world. They can study the psychology of the game, the transformation of teams into successful businesses, and the ways that athletes, clubs, and franchises are managed. Then, in the afternoons, they refine their own game and work on their fitness, skill, and speed with Roycemore’s coaching staff.

Studio Art: From Kiln to Canvas

June 28 – July 2 (Grades 9-12)

July 6-9 (Grades 5-8)

9am – 4pm

$500

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: A Grand End-of-Summer Celebration

August 2-6

Entering Grades: 5th – 12th

9am – 4pm

$500

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.

Sports Business

June 14-18 (Grades 5-8)

June 21-25 (Grades 9-12)

9 am – 4 pm

$500

In these innovative crossover courses, students spend the mornings working on the academic side of the sports world. They can study the psychology of the game, the transformation of teams into successful businesses, and the ways that athletes, clubs, and franchises are managed. Then, in the afternoons, they refine their own game and work on their fitness, skill, and speed with Roycemore’s coaching staff.

Sports Psychology

June 14-18 (Grades 9-12)

June 28 – July 2 (Grades 5-8)

9 am – 4 pm

$500

In these innovative crossover courses, students spend the mornings working on the academic side of the sports world. They can study the psychology of the game, the transformation of teams into successful businesses, and the ways that athletes, clubs, and franchises are managed. Then, in the afternoons, they refine their own game and work on their fitness, skill, and speed with Roycemore’s coaching staff.

RoyceX Virtual Courses

Adobe: Stop Motion Video

July 26 – August 6 

9 am – 10 am 

Entering Grades: 9th – 12th

Cost $325

Lights, camera, action! Learn about stop motion animation artists and the different materials and techniques they use to create characters, backgrounds, and movement. Create your own stop motion movie complete with sound effects and plot twists!

Creative Writing: Mastering the Art of the Written Word

July 12-23

9am – 10am

Entering Grades: 9th – 12th

$200

Students on this course learn to write prose, memoir, and poetry; they will experiment with genres from comedy to horror; and master technical principles like characterization, dialogue, and narrative structure. They also learn about publication and manuscript preparation.

Critical Thinking: Fresh Takes on the World Around Us

June 14-25

9am – 10am

Entering Grades: 9th – 12th

$200

This course analyzes the strange phenomena that define contemporary society through cutting-edge philosophy. Students are challenged to engage with postmodern thinkers from Jean Baudrillard to Slavoj Zizek as a way of critically reassessing everything from the selfie-stick to the fame of Kim Kardashian

Politics: International Relations and the Future of Democracy

June 28 – July 9

9am – 10am

Entering Grades 9th – 12th

$200

This course sits at the intersection of politics, international relations, law, and economics. Students analyze everything from technology’s impact on democracy to the rise of rogue states and populist nationalism to discover what the future holds for 21st-century global politics. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual Model United Nations!

Hours

RoyceX 

9 am – 4 pm 

Virtual Courses 

9 am – 10 am 

Registration

RoyceX Camp registration closes the Monday before courses start.