Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps

 

Session I Session II
June 26th- July 7th July 10th-July 21st
9:00-3:30 9:00-3:30

 

Art Studio – Visual Arts (Sessions I and II):

The teacher for this camp is Amy Hughes Braden (amyhughesbraden.com), a DC-based artist and graduate of the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Amy actively exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally, most recently traveling to Rome to exhibit and lecture at several universities. She believes art should be accessible and freeing to both the artist and the viewer. Building on the Ted Ramsey model, which encourages self-discovery through art, students will be encouraged and supported to work on projects of their own design. Much of the class structure and content will be determined based on the interests of the students. Throughout the day, campers will also engage in sports and games, and go on a weekly field trip. Ages 11-18


Survival Camp (Session I):

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Do you know the science behind staying alive? At the The New School’s Survival Camp, you will:

  • Develop survival skills such as map-reading, water collection and purification and others while studying the science behind them.
  • Use games to hone skills in camouflage and communication.
  • Practice using resources creatively — build your own stoves and shelter!
  • Enjoy time outdoors practicing your new skills!

Scouting badge activity equivalencies will be provided on request. For more information contact New School Biology teacher Diana Gibson: dgibson@newschoolva.com. Ages 11 and up (but science-oriented younger students will be considered)

 

Oceanography Camp (Session II):

Do you love exploring the ocean and learning about how it works? The New School’s oceanography camp will help you:

  • Test out physical science principles behind ocean currents, salinity, density, etc. through hands-on experiments
  • Explore how humans use the ocean’s resources and how we could do it more sustainably
  • Enjoy watching ocean-themed movies and documentaries
  • Head out into the world on field trips to the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore Aquarium, and more!

Scouting badge activity equivalencies will be provided on request. For more information contact New School Biology teacher Diana Gibson: dgibson@newschoolva.com. Ages 11 and up (but science-oriented younger students will be considered)

 

General Program Information

  • Camp hours are between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.
  • There is no camp on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
  • Each session runs for two weeks; there is no refund for days missed.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch each day but Friday, when pizza is provided.
  • Sports campers must bring appropriate clothing and footwear every day, plus a water bottle.

 


 

 

 

*The New School of Northern Virginia, Inc. (the “School”), admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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