Rising 3rd-6th Grade

Fabulous Friends

Fabulous Friends 3rd-6th Grades

Fabulous Friends are honing in on their range of interests. While they have not tried everything, these campers have definite opinions about what they want to try.

For this age, we have created a developmentally appropriate range of courses that challenge friends to stretch themselves a little further. Campers choose two classes from the list that will comprise their morning schedule at camp. They will attend the same two classes each day for the entire three-week session. Afternoon choices will include new selections daily to ensure camper variety.

1st Period Choices (Pick One)

List of 10 items.

  • Amazing Authors Books and Reading Camp

    Budding authors will revel in this opportunity to create their very own (first?) ebook! Whether pictures, poems, or chapters tickle their fancy, this word-wielding bunch will create as many books as they desire. Completed ebooks can even be published and sold online, if so desired. Whatever tales campers care to conjure are fair game. Keyboarding skills, and peer-editing will round out this librarylicious summer experience!
  • Beginning Robotics

    Engineering, computers, or math? Campers will use the latest technology from LEGO® to build mechanical devices and then program them using the computer to move the robots and react using sensors. No previous robotic or programming experience is needed. These camps allow kids to turn LEGO® bricks, gears and motors into vibrant, interactive creations.
  • Colossal Camp Adventures

    High energy, on the move fun! This camp will leave no stone on our 8-acre campus unturned. Indoors, outdoors, games, sports, crafts, hikes….it’s up to them. Campers will work together to construct adventures around campus. Don’t let the “day” in day camp fool ya! Your active campers who like to mix up the fun and intensity levels will love this class. When it comes to fun, the sky’s the limit for this group!
  • Exploratorium

    Think! Learn! Discover! This exploration of science, art, and technology will be full of wonder and wow-factor. The natural curiosity of children will be the catalyst for developing questions that campers thirst to answer. Through research, presentation of findings, and reflection on what worked (or didn’t) campers will enthusiastically exercise critical thinking skills in a way that is fun, engaging, and empowering. The Exploratorium! will have as many questions, as it does answers….by design! Great for campers who will love fun experiments and research projects.
  • Breaking News! Camp News Reporter

    There’s always something happening at camp! Mini roving reporters will bring you the story first hand each week. Fashion Week, Rock, Paper, Scissors All-Star Week, Mario Kart Nascar, you name it! Our camp reporters will be live on the scene to bring you the latest!
  • Code Master

    Design games using Stencyl’s user-friendly, drag and drop coding software. Introduction to Scratch coding language provides great learning experiences allowing campers to program every aspect of their game, while learning the basics of object-oriented programming. Campers learn to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the game. The small group experience offers hands-on learning and covers the basics of object-oriented programming.
  • Extreme Crafting

    Calling all crafty kids! These creative campers will go beyond basic cutting and pasting. They will get their hands dirty in longer-term more complex crafts. Extreme Crafting is sure to be an arty party where campers can make it and take it! Creative expression, time with friends, and fun projects will get the imagination going. Many take-home treasures are sure to be revered by parents for years!
  • Hip Hop

    This camper favorite is back again! Learn the latest hip hop dance moves. Body separations, choreography, and all out fun will culminate in weekly performances. Smiling campers look forward to donning their dance gear and entertaining parents and fellow campers weekly.
  • Kids in the Kitchen

    This is hot stuff! Campers learn to make fabulous recipes that they will sample as lunch creations each day. Nutrition and food safety are emphasized, and the session will end with an Iron-Chef style competition.
  • Sports

    Inclusive group games build confidence, athletic skills, and friendships. Together, campers will choose games like tag, capture the flag, soccer, basketball, and baseball. New games will be created and old favorites will be on standby for friends seeking camp fun. Grab your ball, stick, cone, or glove and join the excitement!

2nd Period Choices (Pick One)

List of 11 items.

  • Advanced Robotics

    Campers must be at least 10 yrs.old and entering 4th-6th grades, WITH prior robotics or coding experience. Counselors will present a scenario and campers will be encouraged to design, build, and program a robot to respond to a problem presented in the scenario. Scenarios will change periodically, challenging campers to apply thinking and problem-solving skills in a variety of ways.
  • Beginner Guitar

    Get ready to learn to play the guitar this summer with a practical, hands-on playing experience! Campers are introduced to guitar chords fingering while learning to strum simple songs and tunes. Campers become familiar with basic musical symbols, play basic chords, and ease into playing songs. Instrument use included. Strum your way through summer fun!
  • Computer Animation

    Campers will take their first leap into programming through building interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. This visual approach to programming is the perfect way to teach students the fundamental concepts behind programming and software development. Campers will use Scratch, a visual programming language for children, and Animation-ish.
  • Critter Care

    Animal lovers rejoice! This class is for you! Campers will learn how to care for small critters such as frogs, hamsters, hermit crabs, and more! Create a maze for the mice, have a race with the turtles, or try your hand at animal training! Special visits from other animals will round out this class for a great experience.
  • Drawing, Cartooning, and Comic Art

    Pencils, Pads, and Pandemonium!! Campers will learn sketch techniques, and the foundations of comic art to include cartoon elements, character development, and how to make a flip book. With a quiet backdrop of music and imagination, this class is a delight for budding artists.
  • Ideaism! The Maker Space

    Imagination and ideas take center stage in this space full of materials and resources to spark imagination and inspire inventions. Campers will be encouraged to lead with their imagination and feel inspired by the people and materials around them. With their wildest ideas in tow, counselors will work with campers to unlock their minds and invent, inspire, and envision a new creation.
  • Kids in the Kitchen

    This is hot stuff! Campers learn to make fabulous recipes that they will sample as lunch creations each day. Nutrition and food safety are emphasized, and the session will end with an Iron-Chef style competition.
  • No Sew Fashion Designer

    Let the fashion fun begin! This fun class will upcycle existing clothing into something new and wonderful. Campers will also use fabric and other materials to create crafts, accessories, toys, and gifts. Let your imagination run free in this DIY studio. We will bedazzle, bejewel, and just be great! Campers will fuse their ideas and creative ideas with crafting techniques to make one-of-a-kind pieces.
  • Picks and Sticks for Budding Architects

    This course is not for the faint of heart! Campers will test the laws of physics as they seek to build structures with toothpicks and popsicle sticks. With an engaged imagination and sketch-designs, campers will grow to appreciate the concepts of load-bearing capacity, strength-to-weight ratio, and predicted failure point, as they glue, stack, and angle their supplies to perfection. Individual and collective projects will motivate campers to develop a new appreciation and respect for toothpicks and popsicle sticks! Campers will host a museum exhibit of their architectural creations at the end of each session.
  • Sports

    Inclusive group games build confidence, athletic skills, and friendships. Together, campers will choose games like tag, capture the flag, soccer, basketball, and baseball. New games will be created and old favorites will be on standby for friends seeking camp fun. Grab your ball, stick, cone, or glove and join the excitement!
  • The Strategy of Board Games

    There’s nothing boring about board games! Campers will learn to strategize with chess, checkers, Risk, and many other board games. With a wide variety of classic and more modern games, there’s sure to be a game for everyone! This class will tickle the senses and awaken the intellect as campers move, jump, calculate, and bluff their way to camp fun!