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Kindergarten - 8th Grade Summer Camps 2021

School-Aged Camps by Date (descriptions below)

Register online at https://campvilla.campbrainregistration.com/.

Ongoing

  • 8th Grade High School Entrance Test Prep - Tuesdays or Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 8th Grade Summer Book Club - Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom, June 30-August 18
  • 7th Grade Summer Book Club - June 15, 17, 22, and 24; August 5, from 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 6th Grade Summer Book Club - June 15, 17, 22, and 24; August 5, from 9:00am-11:00am

June 7-11

  • Camp Invention (K-6th) Note Camp Invention has a separate registration process (click on camp name).

June 14-18

  • Outdoor Explorers (K-3rd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Dance Camp with Kelsey Horst (1st-3rd) 
  • The Amazing Race (2nd-5th)
  • LEGO Robotics (2nd-4th) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Wheel Throwing Pottery (3rd-8th) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Drawing* (3rd-8th) - WAITLIST ONLY

June 21-28

  • Wearable Art 101 (K-2nd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Math Skills: 1st Grade*
  • Math Skills: 2nd Grade*
  • Wearable Art 201 (3rd-6th) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Origami Meets Tie Dye (6th-8th)

June 28-July 2

  • Outdoor Explorers (K-3rd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Young Artists (K-3rd)

July 5-9

  • LEGO Camp (K-3rd) 
  • Everyone Can Code (4th-6th)

July 12-16

  • LEGO Camp (K-3rd) - FULL
  • Space Camp 201 (3rd-6th)

July 19-23

  • Space Camp 101 (K-2nd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Around the World in Five Days (2nd-5th)
  • Ukulele Camp (4th-6th)

July 26-30

  • Reading & Writing Skills: Kindergarten*
  • Reading & Writing Skills: 1st*
  • Star Wars (K-3rd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • Coding Camp (2nd)
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Math Refresher
  • The Great Outdoors (2nd-5th)

August 2-6

  • Reading & Writing Skills: Kindergarten*
  • Reading & Writing Skills: 1st*
  • Princess Ballet (K-2nd)
  • LEGO Camp (K-3rd) - WAITLIST ONLY
  • 5th, 6th, & 7th Grade Math Refresher
  • Camping Camp (5th-8th)

August 9-13

  • Soccer Camp (K-6)

Camp Descriptions

3rd & 4th Grade Math Refresher: Brush up those math skills and get ready for school with hands-on activities and games with Ms. Cutter. Feel free to send in Math Summer Solutions if you would like your child to work on it at the beginning of class; Ms. Cutter will work on lessons starting at the end of the book. Please send a deck of cards for your camper to use all week.

5th-7th Grade Math Refresher: Join Ms. Harding for a math refresh camp!  Through various activities, games, and enrichment students will strengthen their math skills, while also having an opportunity to work on Summer Solutions.

6th Grade Summer Book Club: The Summer Book Club is a great opportunity for rising sixth graders to read and discuss the required summer reading book, Schooled by Gordon Korman. Students will meet with Ms. Dawson four times in June to read the book (June 15, 17, 22, and 24), while outlining and mapping the characters and plot. The fifth meeting, on August 5, will provide a refresher of what the students read, and prepare them for the in-class discussions and assessment at the beginning of the school year.

7th Grade Summer Book Club: The Summer Book Club is a great opportunity for rising seventh graders to read and discuss the required summer reading book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Students will meet with Ms. Dawson four times in June to read the book (June 15, 17, 22, and 24), while outlining and mapping the characters and plot. The fifth meeting, on August 5, will provide a refresher of what the students read, and prepare them for the in-class discussions and assessment at the beginning of the school year.

8th Grade Summer Book Club: The Summer Book Club is a great opportunity for rising eighth graders to read and discuss the required summer reading book, Like a River by Kathy Cannon Wiechman. Students will meet with Mr. Rogers and Ms. Shaffer 8 times on Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom (June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, and August 18).

The Amazing Race (2nd-5th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Kids will form teams and compete in both physical and mental challenges lead by Ms. Thomas and Ms. Gretchen. We will do this while exploring different cultures and countries in our challenges. Don’t forget about those roadblocks! Use either brawn or brain to get yourself ahead in the game.

Artist Explorer (4th-6th grades, 12:30pm-3:30pm): Famous artists express themselves in different styles and with different techniques.  We will try our hand at some of the ways famous artists create their masterpieces. Ms. Thomas and Ms. Gretchen will teach students about learn about who these artists are, where they lived, and what their special technique was. By the end of the week we will have created a museum of artwork for kids to display at home.

Around the World in Five Days (2nd-5th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Each continent has many things to explore and learn. Join Ms. Thomas and Ms. Gretchen to find out all there is to explore across the world while making crafts, learning games, and song and dance from all over the globe.

Camp Invention: Recharge (K-6th grades, 9:00am-3:30pm): Fuel the imagination of your future world-changer with our innovative and FUN hands-on STEM experience - now with in-person OR at-home options available! Register today with peace of mind and the flexibility to change your preference later. Plus, your child will love what's in store this year! 

Camping Camp (5th-8th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Mr. Williams invites you to share or discover your love of the outdoors in the Villa's Camping Camp! The adventurers who join will learn survival skills like how to build a fire, how to purify water and how to find their way if they're lost. They will learn awesome tips and tricks to make the coolest campsite (and camp food!), and they'll gain the skills to organize their own trip to get out there and find the adventure that awaits.

Coding Camp (2nd grade, 9:00am-12:00pm): Join Ms. Harding and Dr. Cohen for an introduction to coding. Students will learn to create and design a computer game using the computer program language, Scratch (Scrach.MIT.Edu).

Dance Camp with Kesley Horst (1st-3rd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Incoming first through third graders: join Kelsey Horst for a week of fun! Girls will learn two dance routines: jazz and hip hop as well as participate in crafts and activities that focus on building confidence. There will be a performance at 11:00am on 6/18/21 in the gym. Kelsey is St. Ursula Villa alumna who will be a senior at Mount Notre Dame High School next school year. She is working on a service project to help build confidence in young girls. There will be adult supervision by SUV staff.

Drawing (3rd-8th grades, 12:30pm-3:30pm): Drawing camp will focuses on the fundamentals of drawing, including still life, landscape, and portrait drawing. Instruction will include quick warm-ups and exercises to develop perceptual and technical skills. Beginning students will learn to draw with confidence and express their ideas visually. Advanced student will be challenged by individual direction for skill level. A variety of media will be used, including graphite, charcoal, pastel and colored pencils. Consider signing up for the morning Wheel Throwing Pottery Camp too; just pack a lunch and eat with Mr. Magoto between camps.

Everyone Can Code (4th-6th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): In this camp, Dr. Foley and Ms. Moeder will introduce students to coding through interactive puzzles, playful characters, and activities for both in and out of the classroom. With the super fun Swift Playgrounds app and helpful Everyone Can Code guides, anyone can start coding in Swift while building essential creativity, collaboration, and problem solving skills. During the week we will not only code on computers, we will also explore real-world examples of coding concepts that illustrate how code is used in everyday life. Using the free Swift Playgrounds app, students can learn and experiment with real Swift code, the same programming language used by professionals to build powerful apps. We won’t have time to do everything, but students will come home with materials and resources to help them explore coding on their own and with their parents!

The Great Outdoors (2nd-5th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Experience camp fun right here on the Villa’s campus with Ms. Thomas and Ms. Gretchen.  We will enjoy fun crafts like God’s eyes, friendship bracelets, tie-dye bandanas, cooking activities, and a campfire/grill out to end the week.  Wear your hiking boots! Join us in the tents out back of the Manor House for this fun week.

High School Entrance Test Prep (8th grade, Tuesdays or Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm): Ms. Moormann will work with students to learn the format of the entrance exam and become familiar with specific test-taking strategies to be prepared and build confidence. Through a "weekly workout" format, students will meet for 60 minutes to practice high school test math and language arts material over the course of eight weeks. Students will take a practice test and receive a score and feedback. The weekly sessions are identical; if your assigned day does not work one week, you may attend the other day. If you miss a session or sessions, Ms. Moormann will let you know what to make up.  Students need to purchase the book in advance (information will be provided in the spring). Tuesday option: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3. Thursday option: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 24, 29, and August 5.

LEGO Camp (K-3rd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Imaginations will soar as campers tap into their inner engineer and engage in building challenges, games, and LEGO-related activities with Ms. Evers. Students will also have plenty of time for free building time as well. “Everything is awesome!” Both sessions of this camp are full, and a waitlist is available.

LEGO Robotics (2nd-4th grades, 9:00-12:00pm): Using the LEGO Robotics WeDo 2.0 kit, campers will learn how to use motors and sensors with their LEGO and make pieces move! Through building, coding and creative problem solving, campers will learn how robotic movements work with sensors. Students will build and code a new creation each day. At the end of the week, campers will use what they have learned to create a Master Build of their own design. In addition to the LEGO building, campers will enjoy a few fun games and side quests under the guidance of Ms. Zubelik, new STEAM teacher at our Villa!

Math Skills (1st grade - 9:00am-10:30am; 2nd grade 11:00am-12:30pm): Join Ms. Hull & Ms. Fortin to practice and review math skills through fun games and activities. 

Origami Meets Tie Dye (6th-8th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Tie-dyeing is easy until it’s just a mess. Learn from 16 year tie-dye expert, Ms. Jenny Wagner. She will guide campers through numerous folding techniques and provide several opportunities to try a fold before campers must commit to their final tie-dye design. We will also explore the world of Origami and create amazing & unique trinkets! Each day campers will investigate various ways to combine basic paper folding techniques to assemble gadgets, thingamajigs, and polyhedrons. Campers will select a few of these folded items to display together in a final project they will be able to take home. We recommend that students have some experience with paper folding and be able to fold accurately. This will minimize frustrations and increase enjoyment. Join Ms. Zubelik and Ms. Wagner for some creative crafting!

Outdoor Explorers (K-3rd grades, 9:00-12:00pm): Experience the great outdoors right here on the Villa’s beautiful 22-acre campus. Hike the trails, play games, explore the environment, make nature crafts, discuss basic wilderness survival skills, learn about animals, and more with Ms. Evers! Both sessions of this camp are full, and a waitlist is available.

Princess Ballet (K-2nd grades, 9:00-12:00pm): Calling all princesses from near and far! Come dressed in ballerina outfits ready to dance, share princess stories, play games, and work on special crafts with Ms. Horst. There will be a mini recital on August 6th at 11:30 in the MPR.

Reading and Writing Skills (K - 9:00am-10:30am; 1st grade 11:00am-12:30pm): Students are invited to join Ms. Hull and Ms. Fortin for a skills-based camp focusing on: visual & auditory drills to reinforce and expand skills, Handwriting Without Tears, sentence writing skills, reading of phonetic based readers, and fun & reinforcing games. 

Soccer Camp (K-6th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Coach Hermans is a former professional soccer player and former head coach of the Xavier University men's soccer team. He brings with him many talented coaches to help young athletes learn and practice soccer drills, the rules of the game, and teamwork in a fun atmosphere. Don't forget a water bottle and soccer ball.  

SPACE 101 (K-2nd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Get ready to blast off for some out of this world space adventures!  We will explore our solar system, our galaxy, and the universe through books, science experiments, art, videos, and more. We will learn about NASA's Artemis Program which aims to send the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024 and ultimately propel the first people to Mars.  Astronaut adventures with Ms. Nicole Schmidt await for all those eager to explore! This camp is full, and a waitlist is available.

SPACE 201 (3rd-6th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Get ready to blast off on an out-of-this-world space adventure! During our week together we will learn about what it's like to be an astronaut and about the Apollo moon missions. We'll create a model of the solar system while learning about the planets and soar far beyond our home planet to learn more about our galaxy and universe through books, science experiments, art, videos, and more. Astronaut adventures with Ms. Plummer & Ms. Symonds await for all those eager to explore!

Star Wars (K-3rd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Attention all force-sensitive Star Wars fans! The Rebellion needs your help to defend the galaxy from the evil Empire. Join Jedi Master Evers at our Jedi Training Academy this summer to learn how to use the Force, make your own lightsaber, complete Jedi challenges, hone your space-pilot skills, and create your own Star Wars character. Ms. Evers is excited to venture to a galaxy far far away with you this summer, and may the Force be with you! 

Ukulele Camp (4th-6th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Aloha! Have you ever wanted to play the ukulele but don’t know where to start? Are you a ukulele pro who wants to play in a group with your friends? This summer camp is for you! Join us for a week of strumming and music games with Ms. Evers. Ukulele players of all skill levels welcome. We will also be exploring the culture, traditions, and music of Hawaii during this awesome week! Grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. Come join our ukulele camp ohana!

Volunteer with Manor House Camps (7th-8th grades, 8:45am-12:15pm): Volunteers will assist teachers with activities and supply preparation, as well as play with the children. Due to social distancing guidelines, only 1 volunteer slot is available per camp classroom. Volunteers must commit for the full week and will receive 17.5 hours for their service. Weekly volunteer slots are available June 7 – August 13.

Wearable Art 101 (K-2nd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): This camp is all about making art that you can wear. Become a fashion designer and create with tie dye, duct tape, fabric and more under the guidance of Ms. Evers and Mrs. Johnson. Scarves, bags, shirts, accessories…the possibilities are endless! This camp is full, and a waitlist is available.

Wearable Art 201 (3rd-6th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): This camp is all about making art....that you can wear! Become a fashion designer and create with tie dye, duct tape, fabric and more! Bracelets, bags, shirts, accessories…the possibilities are endless!   Please note, Ms. McPeek and her twin sister Ms. Gaul (who is also a teacher) will be able to do some more involved projects with this older age group.

Wheel Throwing Pottery Camp (3rd-8th grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Artists will focus on the ideas and methods of working with clay to build tile, sculptural, and vessel forms. They will develop hand-building techniques that include carving, modeling, and wheel throwing in addition to exploring techniques to create expressive surface designs. Consider making a day of it and sign up for Drawing from 12:30-3:30 (be sure to pack a lunch).

Young Artists (K-3rd grades, 9:00am-12:00pm): Campers will explore the different styles of famous artists like Van Gogh, DaVinci, Picasso and even paint like Michelangelo did on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Ms. Thomas and Ms. Gretchen will introduce students to a variety of mediums, including, watercolor, oil pastel, tempera, colored pencil and clay.  This week you will make one of a kind treasures you can display at home. 

Registration Options & Pricing

Camp 9:00am-12:00pm $120
Before care 8:00am-9:00am $40
After care 12:00pm-3:00pm $105
Extended after care 12:00pm-5:00pm $140

* Please note that a few camps operate on a different schedule and therefore have a difference price. Prices are noted in the registration portal

Kindergarten-8th Grade Camp FAQs

Eligibility:

  • School-aged camps are for students entering these classes for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Camp Villa is open to Villa families as well as members of the general public

Registration:

  • Spaces are limited for camps, and enrollment is on a first come basis.
  • Registration for each camp closes the Monday before the camp begins.
  • Camps are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Refunds will be given only if the school cancels a program.

Snack and lunch:

  • Camp will only include a snack between 9:00am-12:00pm; lunch is not included.
  • Campers who elect for the after care and extended after care options will have lunch together; families are responsible for packing a nut-free lunch.
  • Campers must bring a full water bottle each day.

Partial attendance:

  • There will be no refunds or reductions in fees for partial attendance or late arrivals/early dismissals.

Behavior and discipline:

  • Expectations for student behavior are consistent with St. Ursula Villa’s school year policies.

Covid-19 related health & safety:

  • Policies specific to Covid-19 health and safety are consistent with St. Ursula Villa’s 2020-2021 school year policies (including but not limited to masks required, 6ft social distancing, and frequent hand washing).

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