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Summer Virtual Camps and Courses

We are bringing the summer camp experience right to your home! Options range from 1 and 2 week camps, to full summer courses that students can take for credit. Check out the camp descriptions below to find a virtual option that is perfect for you. 

The deadline for all camp registrations is one week before the first date of camp. Families interested in registering for a camp after the deadline should contact Tanise Robnett directly at trobnett@roycemoreschool.org.

Camp and Course Options for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders

Stop Motion Animation

June 8 – 19 (2 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 1 
Monday – Friday
Cost $200
Incoming Grades 2nd & 3rd

Have you ever watched a stop motion animation film and wondered just how they did it? Now is your chance to experience it for yourself! We’ll watch parts from some famous stop motion videos, and learn about the complex jobs that the animators have. The students will then plan their own videos, create characters, backdrops, and props, and create their masterpiece using a stop motion iPad app. They’ll work with a variety of materials, learn basic editing skills on the iPad, and work collaboratively with others. This camp will have an asynchronous format. Each day, you will receive a set of Google Slides that contain instructions and tutorials for that day’s project. Individual check-ins and office hours will be part of the class experience.

 
Materials
Must haves: An iPad
Suggested materials: A white tri-fold board, an iPad stand, post-it notes, clay or playdough, colored pieces of paper, tape, Legos, toys, pipe cleaners
 

What's Happening Now?

Reading and Writing Through Current Events

June 15 – 26 (2 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8 
11:00 am – 12:00pm
Monday – Friday
Cost $200
Incoming Grades 3rd & 4th

Everyday stories are breaking and journalists are writing captivating pieces to inform, engage, and inspire readers. Does your child enjoy reading about new, strange, or interesting events taking place? During this camp students will be engaged in reading and writing through being exposed to current event articles based on their interests and learning to respond in writing with detail and strong vocabulary. Students will work to increase reading fluency, build vocabulary and background knowledge, and improve comprehension. As students engage with the text and with one another, they will focus on writing responses which include topic sentences, details, transitions and concluding sentences. Students will engage in both large group and small group work during the one-hour Zoom session and will be given minimal work to be completed outside of the Zoom session for the next class. Work will be differentiated based on the needs of the students and will be tailored to meet their learning goals.

Math Investigation

A Time to Indulge in Problem Solving and Algebraic Thinking

June 15 – 26 ( 2 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8
9:00 – 10:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $200
Incoming Grades 3rd & 4th

Are you looking for an opportunity for your child to maintain the math learning from this past year and continue to practice their basic skills so they are ready to go in the fall? This camp will offer students the opportunity to engage in math discourse, practice previously learned skills, and try some new concepts. Some potential topics to be covered during the two week session include: problem solving strategies, thinking about mathematics critically, learning the components of engaging in conversation while explaining one’s ideas, problems promoting algebraic thinking, and maintaining number sense through basic math facts. Students will engage in whole and small group work during the one-hour Zoom session and will be provided some minimal work to be completed outside of the Zoom session for the next class. Work will be differentiated based on the needs of the students and will be tailored to meet their learning goals.

Camp and Course Options for 4th Grade and Up

Stop Motion Video:

Adobe Camp

June 22 – 26 (1 week)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 15 
9:00 -11:00am + Live Film Festival
Monday – Friday
Cost $225 *
Incoming Grades 4th – 8th

 

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! Use your imagination to bring your story to life! Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– iPad/ iPhone or Android
– Garage Band 
– Stop Motion Studio is free for iOS and Android

Eco-Independence: Agriculture / Farming

June 15 – August 7 (8 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8
1:00 – 2:00pm
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 4th – 8th

Grow Your Own Way! In this course, students will get a chance to let their creativity run wild by repurposing household items for home-based agricultural activities. Lessons will help students develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and working in teams. Course modules will include: harvesting and drying seeds from products consumed at home (tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, etc.); germinating seeds; repurposing household waste items (milk cartons, newspapers, etc.); pickling and preservation, and food scrap regeneration (onions, leeks, ginger, potatoes, etc.). Students will learn about sustainability against the backdrop of global resource scarcity.

Camp and Course Options for 5th Grade and Up

Accelerated Algebra I

(Two Semesters of High School Credit)

June 8 – July 31 (8 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
8:30 – 11:30am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 5th – 12th

Accelerated Algebra 1 is a remote instructed class designed for Middle and Upper School students. Pre-Algebra is a prerequisite, and students enrolling in this course should have a strong mathematics foundation. Main topics from this course will provide students with an understanding of core algebraic concepts, procedure and strategies. Lessons will include guided lecture, independent practice, class discussion, and group work from a variety of platforms.

Creative Writing

June 8 – 19 (2 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 1 
10:00 – 11:00am + Individual Meetings
Monday – Friday
Cost $200
Incoming Grades 5th – 8th

Get your creative juices flowing in this creative writing camp. Students will work on poetry and prose, review grammar conventions, meet published authors, peer edit, and present their work. We will meet for an hour a day, read mentor texts, share work, have guest speakers, etc. One-on-one meetings between the teacher and each student will take place later in the day to go over their individual projects. The camp will culminate with a Zoom poetry slam where students will be able to invite their family and share their work.

Surreal Compositing
Fun with Photoshop:

Adobe Camp

June 8 – 12 (1 week)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 1 
9:00 – 11:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $225 *
Incoming Grades 5th – 9th

Using Adobe Photoshop, learn how to combine multiple pictures to create surreal images that tell stories through fantasy or dreamlike imagery. Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– PC/Mac/iPad/ iPhone
Photoshop runs on iPad, PC or Mac

Visual Storytelling:

Adobe Camp

June 15 – 19 (1 week)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8
9:00 – 11:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $225 * 
Incoming Grades 5th – 10th

Calling all aspiring journalists and photographers! In this class, learn how to tell a digital story using Adobe Spark video and Spark page. Using the theme of community, students will create narratives of their neighborhoods and their lived experiences. Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– PC/Mac/Chromebook/iPad/ or iPhone
– Students will need a camera or mobile device that takes pictures 
– Spark runs in iOS and via web browser

Mandarin I

(Two Semesters of High School Credit)

June 15 – August 7 (8 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8
9:00 – 10:00am
Monday – Thursday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 5th – 12th

MANDARIN I is an introductory course that focuses on basic structures and elementary vocabulary. Students will learn the four basic skills at the first year level: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The cultures of China and other Chinese-speaking nations are also examined.

Soccer and Movement

(One Semester of High School Credit)

July 6 – August 29 (8 weeks)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 29
4:00 – 4:45pm
Monday / Tuesday /
Thursday / Friday
Cost $800
Incoming Grades 5th – 12th

Youth development training for 45 minutes with the ball is not just a soccer practice but a game-changing experience that pushes players out of their comfort zone and encourages them to connect with more than just their ball. Designed to reflect in season training and created to welcome all new players regardless of skill and fitness ability. This fitness course aims to increase endurance, agility, strength, and game-changing technical skills. Fitness with the ball is designed for everyone — from rookies to veterans. Each workout is team-inspired but individually focused to get you to the top of your game. We practice 4 times a week to get kids moving and active.

Camp and Course Options for 7th Grade and Up

Digital Painting for iPad:

Adobe Camp

July 6 – 10 (1 week)
Registration Deadline is June 29
9:00 – 11:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $225 *
Incoming Grades 7th – 12th

Using apps such as Adobe Fresco, learn how to create illustrations on the iPad with various live brushes and textures. Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– iPad
*Fresco runs on iPad 

Stories on Stage

June 8 – July 3 (4 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 1 
9:00 – 10:00am
Monday – Wednesday
Cost $600
Incoming Grades 7th – 12th

Discover your own unique style of storytelling and learn useful tools and techniques for telling your true personal stories with skill, humor, and confidence. We will use the curriculum from the Moth (moth.org) as our inspiration to tell stories that engage and delight an audience. Ms. Wilson will teach you how to make your story ready for telling to an audience. Bring a desire to boost your confidence as a public speaker and storyteller. Celebrate: At the end of the four-week session, we will record the final stories for an online storytelling celebration. 

Apparel Design:

Adobe Camp

June 29 – July 3 (1 week)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 22
9:00 – 11:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $225 *
Incoming Grades: 7th – 12th 

Design your own clothing! Using digital apps such as Adobe Spark Post, learn to create text and images that you can have vinyl cut to create your own custom headband and shirt. Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– PC/Mac/Chromebook/iPad/ iPhone or Android
– Spark Post runs via web browser and iOS and Android
– optional: Adobe Dimension runs on PC or Mac
– optional: Adobe Aero runs on iOS for iPhone or iPad 

Digital Photography:

Adobe Camp

July 13 – 24 (2 weeks)
Registration Deadline is July 6
9:00 – 11:00am
Monday – Friday
Cost $400*
Incoming Grades 7th – 12th

Explore the fundamentals of mobile photography and photo editing. Learn about social justice photographers who use photos to speak out against injustice. Choose a social justice issue that you are passionate about and learn to develop your message through photography and an artist statement. Includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Suggested tech:
– PC/Mac/iPad/ iPhone
– students will need a camera or a mobile device that takes pictures 
– Spark runs in iOS and via web browser
– Lightroom runs on computer, iOS, or Android
– Photoshop runs on iPad, PC or Mac
– students are welcome to use digital camera or DSLR

Spanish: Cuisine & Culture

(One Semester of High School Credit)

July 6 – August 29 (8 weeks)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Registration Deadline is June 29
10:00 – 11:00am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 7th – 12th

Cuisine & Culture: Students will learn vocabulary related to groceries, ingredients and the kitchen. They will learn different expressions and also learn about the typical gastronomy of different countries. In this course, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Vocabulary is practiced in a thematic and communicative way. Students will study the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the form of language use, customs, celebrations, art, historical figures, and current contributors to Latin American and Spanish society. Students will build their communication skills as they tell stories about their past and present personal experiences.

Camp and Course Options for 8th Grade and Up

Fundamentals of Computer Programming

(One Semester of High School Credit)

June 22 – July 17 (4 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 15
11:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Friday
Cost $600
Incoming Grades 8th – 12th

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer science designed to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, and programming concepts. This is a for-credit class equivalent to one semester of high school programming. Emphasis will be placed on sequencing, loops, conditionals, variables, functions, and debugging. No prior knowledge of programming is assumed.

Camp and Course Options for 9th Grade and Up

¡Solamente en español!

June 8 – July 3 (4 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
10:00 – 10:45am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Cost $600
Incoming Grades 9th – 12th

There are over 500 million speakers of Spanish in the world. Are you one of them? This class is for students who passed Spanish 1 and want to get a taste of what Spanish 2 looks like – or students who took Spanish 2 but want to fill in gaps and feel more confident before moving forward to Spanish 3. We will target all communicative skills in Spanish (speaking, reading, writing, listening) while also engaging in authentic cultural products from Latin America and Spain. 

Contemporary Poetry English Course

(Two Semesters of High School Credit)

June 15 – August 7 (8 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Registration Deadline is June 8
11:00am – 12:00pm
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 9th – 12th

The word “poetry” conjures up, for many, the likes of Sappho, Chaucer, Basho, and Whitman; not everyone, though, is aware of the present state of the genre. In this class, we will discuss our preconceived notions of poetry, deconstruct those notions, and collectively define what it means to be a poet in the new millennium. Today’s poetry landscape is populated with an incredibly broad range of styles, forms, tones, influences, and subject matters. Students will write and workshop their own poems. Stories teach, challenge, reveal, guide, and inspire us. The course will culminate with an electronic poetry portfolio. A willingness to take risks, to read each night, and to take an active role in class discussion is required.

English & Visual Design

(Two Semesters of High School Credit)

June 8 – July 31 (8 weeks)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
10:00 – 11:00am
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday
Cost $1200
Incoming Grades 9th – 12th

Journalism, periodicals, and magazines are a powerful example of the trifecta of writing, reading, and design. These forms connect readers to the world around them by covering every topic imaginable: indie culture, art, sports, business, food, and more. Students will read and analyze current written and design samples from well-known magazines such as Forbes, Popular Science, New Yorker, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Cooking Light, and many more. Then, students will fully engage in the writing process by crafting different forms of magazine entries: persuasive essay, editorial, creative writing, narrative journalism, or short-form business writing. Along the way, students are turning these written pieces into a magazine through open-source online design programs and engage in a final online “Open Studio” exhibition. 

* Students who sign up for multiple Adobe Camps receive a $100 discount.