The school district is happy to announce a full slate of exciting learning opportunities through our 2018 Summer Enrichment Program!
The Summer Enrichment Program offers a number of summer camps covering a multitude of subjects for students that will be in grades K-8 during the 2018-19 school year. This year, students can pick from 12 different Summer Enrichment programs, meaning your child has more unique learning opportunities than they have ever had before! We've posted descriptions of all of our offering below.
CLICK HERE for the registration form for our camps. Dates and times for our camps are included on the form. All camps are held at New Palestine High School. NOTE: You must submit payment through the SchoolPay form (included in the registration form) before you click submit on your registration form. Grades listed next to the camp are the grades students will be in for 2018-19. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD, 2018.
Camp Invention – June 11-15. 1st through 6th graders can attend as campers. 7th-9th graders can attend as Counselors In Training. - Camp Invention is a nationwide STEM camp. STEM is a curriculum based in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The curriculum provided is rich with hands-on science experiments and engineering opportunities. The backward design and understanding of prototypes is key in the Camp Invention experience. To register for Camp Invention, you must fill out the registration form here. NOTE: This form is different from the registration form for the other camps. If you wish to only register for Camp Invention, please do not fill out the registration form linked at the top of this page. Only use this link to register for Camp Invention.
Fusion: A New Palestine Dance and Color Guard Experience – June 11-15. For 3rd-8th graders. Students will participate in group dance sessions teaching basic stretch techniques, trying out improvisation skills, exploring choreography with a flag, and learning a simple “show and tell” routine that combines dance and color guard. Students have the opportunity to get involved in a physical activity that is fun, engaging and promotes an active lifestyle. Students will focus on the showmanship and performance aspect of dance choreography. NOTE: Each day will consist of a minimum of one hour of dance work and one hour of flag work.
Nature Play – June 11-15. For K-2nd graders. Students will be physically active, creative, and imaginative using natural elements to gain an appreciation for the environment. Students will use outdoor materials like mud, rocks, and wood for art, building, creative projects, and games.
Young Readers and Writers – June 18-22. For 1st-6th graders. Students will engage in a variety of reading and writing strategies. Students will have the opportunity to pick books of their interest, write developmentally appropriate stories, participate in reading and writing workshops, and work in a collaborative setting throughout the week. Students help lead this curriculum based off their interests and current reading and writing levels.
Block, Paper, Scissors Art Camp – June 18-22. For K-6th graders. Students engage in a variety of visual art activities involving the use of various media in two, three, or four dimensions. They will also learn about art games and theatre games that engage their creative thinking skills. The emphasis of the camp is on artistic problem posing and artistic problem solving. At Blocks, Paper, Scissors Camp, children are real artists!