Summer Programs: Week 4 Camps

*No Camp on Thursday, July 4, or Friday, July 5*

To view Week 4 Enrichment Camps, click the headings below. Please note that suggested rising grade levels are listed in parentheses after each camp title.

Interested in a camp that is more driven by academics at Durham Academy? Visit www.da.org/summer/AcademicCamps.

Morning Camps

All Sports Extravaganza! (1-6)

Instructor: Greg Murray
Rising Grades: 1-6
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 5, AM (9-12)
Location: LS Gym
Max Enrollment: 5-50
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

Come play with us at DA’s longest-running sports camp! At All Sports Extravaganza, we develop skills, learn FUNdamentals and play a variety of team and individual lifetime sports. Teams will be set up by age, experience and gender when appropriate so that all can have a fantastic, safe time learning and playing! Traditional sports like basketball, soccer, whiffle baseball, kickball, and floor hockey will be complemented by Ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, pickleball, relays, crab soccer … and introductions to lots of other sport and game activities! We also explore a variety of gear from the Phys-Ed storage room for “free play choice." The primary rule at camp is that everyone MUST have FUN!!!

Please email Greg Murray with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at greg.murray@da.org.

Become a Code Monkey with Mr. Schaefer (3-8)

Instructor: Karl Schaefer
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location: LS #202
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-20
Price: $114

A code monkey is a term for a novice computer programmer. At some point in every computer programmers life, they were a code monkey. This camp will start at the basics and provide campers with an opportunity to become more then a code monkey. We will start our coding journey with Blocky, an online site developed by Google to introduce programming to novices with a drag and drop interface. As our coding journey continues we will spend time using Code.org which will leave them a long path to travel after camp on their coding journey. Students will either use no accounts or use accounts setup and managed by Mr. Schaefer. Campers and parents will have access to these accounts which can be used after camp for more learning. Learn more at https://www.playcodemonkey.com

Mr. Schaefer is the Computer Science Department Chairperson and Middle School Digital Learning Coordinator. He has taught children to learn while having fun for over 20 years.

Please email Karl Schaefer with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at karl.schaefer@da.org.

DA Chess Camp with Craig Jones (1-4)

Instructor: Craig Jones
Rising Grades: 1-4
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 5, AM (9-12); Week 5, PM (1-4); Week 6, AM (9-12); Week 6, PM (1-4)
Location: LS #204
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-20
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

In DA Chess Camp, we will focus on two approaches:

KNOW: We will develop a knowledge base of important information. The learning of basic information is required by everyone, after that its mostly interest driven. I create an environment where the basics are presented and those with more interest in this type of development can go as far as they like. The more knowledge you have, the more actual playing becomes easier.

DO: In the end it’s more important what you do than what you know. The doing aspect comes more naturally for children (the knowing part more to adult learners) so we tend to mostly focus on doing. The "doing" comprises lots of tactics, learning how to assess positions, learning how to make plans linked to those assessments and training our minds to think sequentially and efficiently.

DA chess coach Craig Jones has won hundreds of chess tournaments. He is a former U.S. Correspondence Champion (10th-2000) and reached the world championship semi-finals. Jones is a  many-time winner of the N.C. State Invitational and former U.S. Masters Champion. His students include national individual scholastic champions (more than a dozen!), and many state champions, national team champions and state team champions. Durham Academy is a perennial winner of the North Carolina State Championships in one of the three elementary divisions. 

Please email Craig Jones with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at craig.jones43@gmail.com.

Deep Sea Dancing (K-2)

Instructor: Christina Munter
Rising Grades: K-2
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location: US Dance Room
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-10
Price: $114

Starfish, dolphins and jellyfish, oh my! Dive under the sea to learn ballet basics and creative dance inspired by the ocean and the wonderful creatures found there. Each day campers will have a dance lesson, craft session and choreography. Children will create masks, props and decorations to be used in their showcase and to go home as keepsakes. On Wednesday we will present a short, informal showcase for family and friends. Photos and video of your camper dancing will be sent to parents through email. Campers should wear comfortable clothing. Dance shoes and dance attire are not required. Snacks will be provided.

Christina Munter had a 12-year career performing with The Minnesota Ballet, Duluth; The American Heritage Dance Company, The Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble, Ressl Dance! and Ray Terrill Dance Company in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She has earned certification in the first three years of the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. From 2013 - 2015, she was a pedagogical student of the late Dr. Peggy Willis-Aarnio. During those three years, Mrs Munter completed all the courses of the Elementary and Intermediate work of the Teaching Method of Classical Ballet founded by Agrippina Vaganova and further developed by Vera Kostrovitskaya. Mrs Munter has been instructing dancers for over 20 years in Minnesota and in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. She has been leading dance enrichments and summer camps at Durham Academy since 2004.

Please email Christina Munter with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at tutumom@earthlink.net.

Fun with Author, Mo Willems (PPK-1)

Instructor: Lloydette Hoof
Rising Grades: PPK-1
Week/Time:  Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location: #121
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-18
Price: $120

Mo Willems really gets kids. He knows just how to make them laugh. He captures their attention with characters that are delightfully witty and funny. His art is unique. Children are invited to come and delight in the wacky adventures of Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie, Nanette, and Edwina, the Dinosaur. 

Together, we will read Mo’s books, create crafts (making crafts will include the use of scissors) that go along with them, dance, view some videos and laugh out loud with Mo’s zany characters. The crafts will utilize a variety of media and provide practice following directions. Most importantly, at the end of the session, campers will share many new friendships. 

Lloydette Hoof has been a kindergarten teaching assistant for 9 years. She has instructed summer academic kindergarten and enrichment classes. She loves children and enjoys all the experiences of the classroom. 

Piggie might say, “Come on and join the merriment!” 

Note PPK Camps:

Camps are open to 3 year old campers who turn 3 before our Summer Programs starts (needs to be 3 by June 9, 2019). All three year olds who attend our camps must be fully potty trained as we do not have changing tables on site. Child should be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance (our PS bathrooms have lowered sinks and toilets). Please plan to send an extra pair of clothes just in case an incident occurs. 

You may contact Lloydette Hoof at lloydette.hoof@da.org with any questions.

Guts, Goo and Gross Science (1-6)

Instructor: Mad Science
Rising Grades: 1-6

Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12)

Location: LS #201
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-20
Price: $130

Use your skills as a creepy chemist to make your own radically gross reactions with batteries, coins, and more! Compare fingerprints and discover the mysteries of DNA as you fine-tune your secret agent skills. Make "brain goo" and check out your bones as your travel the organ trail. Explore the icky inside of your body and learn about the organ systems and the cells that compose them with an introduction to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, and muscular systems. Discover cool and yucky chemical reactions and how to solve a crime in this hands-on science adventure!

These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

The Organ Trail  - Do you know the recipe for a healthy body? You will after you journey down the Mad Science Organ Trail. Come to camp and meet "Tall Paul"! Paul is a torso model that can have his organs removed and replaced. Paul’s brain, bones, lungs, heart, and digestion system will all be investigated. Be a real Mad Scientist as you make a gutsy model of yourself to take home.
Chemical Counting - Get ready for a day in the Mad Science Laboratory!  Do shocking experiments with electrochemical reactions, as you electroplate a penny and a nickel. Learn how chemical elements help you to create chemical compounds. Put your new chemistry know-how to work as you make your own brain goo! Make edible models of yucky molecules.
At the Scene of the Crime – Team up with fellow campers to solve the “Great Ice Cream Caper” crime. Arrive at camp to find a real crime scene surrounded by crime scene tape. Walk the grid and collect evidence to solve the rotten crime. All of your observation skills will be needed as you use your new magnifying glasses and notebooks to record your evidence. Use your forensic skills to solve the crime and make your own snack.
 

Please email Mad Science with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at info@madsciencekidz.com

Intro to Electrical Engineering & Boy Scouts Electronics Merit Badge (5-12)

Instructor: Techsplorers
Rising Grades: 5-12
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location: US Science Room #4106
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-24
Price: $235 (Week 4 is $141)
Carline: 9:00 drop off and 12:00 pickup is at the US Carline by Keenan Auditorium - make your first right when entering the PS/LS driveway.    

Start your journey into the exciting world of Electrical Engineering and electronics hobbying! Design and build an electronic musical instrument that can be played with just a wave of your hand. Learn how to use light-emitting diodes, resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuit chips, then solder the entire circuit together permanently just like a real electrical engineer and take it home. Not only will you build it from scratch, we’ll teach you exactly how it works.

You do not have to be a Boy Scout to participate but current Scouts can obtain their Electronics Merit Badge by participating in this camp and completing some at-home projects and a short write-up (see website for details).

Techsplorers provides kids with exciting, high-tech, hands-on activities designed to stimulate their interest in science, technology, and engineering. The Techsplorers program was developed by engineers to give students the kinds of real, practical experience and guidance needed to become an engineer. Camps are taught by experienced educators with student-teacher ratios of 7-to-1 or lower to ensure personalized attention and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.

For more information, please visit www.techsplorers.com or email any questions you may have to Wendy Candler at wcandler@techsplorers.com.

Jewelry Making (3-8)

Instructor:  Cindy Moore
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time:  Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location:  LS Art Room
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-15
Price: $200 (Week 4 is $120)

Join us for a week of jewelry making! Emphasis will be on selection of materials and design such that participants will leave camp with several quality pieces. Junk jewelry from home and our supplies will provide us with inspiration to make some phenomenal but unique pieces. Students should have ability/experience in simple knot tying.

Please email Cindy Moore with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at cindy.moore@da.org.

Knitting for Beginners (3-8)

Instructor: Jean Coene
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time: Week 3, AM (9-12); Week 4, AM (9-12)
Location: LS #206
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-10
Price: $200 (Week 4 is $120)

Knitting is fun! In this beginner knitting class, kids will learn the basic stitches needed to complete their first project. Knitting is a great way to encourage creativity, concentration, and relaxation. All materials are provided.

Please email Jean Coene with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at jean.coene@da.org.

Lego WeDo STEM Camp (2-6)

Instructor: Chip Lupa
Rising Grades: 2-6
Week/Time: Week 4 AM (9-12)
Location: #203
Max Enrollment: 5-16
Price: $120 

Design, build, and create with LEGO® WeDo materials! WeDo is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery-based approach. Campers will engage in science and engineering practices, including asking questions and solving problems, modeling, prototyping, investigating, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Join us for a fun and interactive LEGO® experience!

Please email Chip Lupa with any questions you may have about the details of this course at chip.lupa@da.org

Music and Movement (PPK-K) **FULL**

Instructor: Jeana Holdstock
Rising Grades: PPK-K
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: #122
Min/Max Enrollment: 6-15
Price: $114

Music and Movement naturally go together, but when these two elements are combined at summer camp, fun is had by all. Join Miss Jeana as she introduces your child to Music and Movement through fun songs, musical instruments, and interactive movements. Many studies show how music and movement, when coupled together, enhance learning and the function of one's brain. Through a selection of songs — some old and some new — values like showing kindness, saying thank you, working together and sharing with others will be reinforced.  Not only will campers have an opportunity to play various instruments, but they will also explore their creative side while making instruments to take home with them.

Jeana Holdstock teaches private and group piano lessons as part of the Durham Academy after school Enrichment Program.  She has 25 years of experience sharing her love of music with young and old.

Note PPK Camps:

Camps are open to 3 year old campers who turn 3 before our Summer Programs starts (needs to be 3 by June 9, 2019). All three year olds who attend our camps must be fully potty trained as we do not have changing tables on site. Child should be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance (our PS bathrooms have lowered sinks and toilets). Please plan to send an extra pair of clothes just in case an incident occurs. 



Please email Jeana Holdstock with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at LmusicLcenter@msn.com

Soccer Camp (1-8)

Instructor: Moussa N'Diaye
Rising Grades: 1-8
Week/Time: Week 3, AM (9-12); Week 4, AM (9-12), Week 6, AM (9-12); Week 7, AM (9-12)
Location: LS LAX Field
Min/Max Enrollment: 6-30

Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

During our soccer camp, campers will learn/master actual soccer techniques like shooting, serving, stop-turning, dribbling, awareness of the field, attaching, defending and passing. Additionally, campers will be placed in small manageable teams where they will develop these techniques under the pressure of the game. However, we won’t forget to have fun and enjoy team-ship and sportsmanship! Another personal focus, as their instructor, is to observe and develop easy strategies to achieve end goals and improve the campers technique while boosting their confidence!

Moussa fell in love with soccer playing daily pick up games in the streets of Senegal.  As a youth, he attended soccer academy in Creteil, France for three years full-time.  He subsequently played in multiple leagues of increasing prominence in Senegal (West Africa) culminating in playing pro soccer for Jeanne d'Arc de Dakar.  He has vast experience coaching soccer in schools and camps in Senegal and North Carolina.  He is looking forward to coaching at his son's school, Durham Academy.

Please email Moussa N'Diaye with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at moussa55@gmail.com.

Swim Camp for Kids (K-6)

Instructor: Andy Pronto
Rising Grades: K-6
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 5, AM (9-12); Week 6, AM (9-12)
Location: 1st Floor Commons/Downtown Durham YMCA
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-13
Price: $250 (Week 4 is $150)

Dive into the pool, where we will have the opportunity to learn valuable swimming skills taught by YMCA instructors! We will also spend supervised time playing together in the water. Snacks, transportation, pool fees and lesson fees are included. Come and experience this relaxing combination of learning and summer camp fun!

Andy Pronto taught PE at the lower and middle school and is currently a TA in the Hinton Heroes 2nd grade class.  I love playing games, being active and having fun! 

Please email Andy Pronto with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at Andy.pronto@da.org

Ultimate Frisbee (4-8)

Instructor: Triangle Ultimate
Rising Grades: 4-8
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12), Week 3, AM (9-12); Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 5, AM (9-12); Week 6, AM (9-12); Week 7, AM (9-12)
Location: LS Lower Field
Min/Max Enrollment:  10-50
Price: $200 (Week 4 is $120)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a ... Frisbee! Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the U.S., and we want to teach you how to play! Ultimate combines the continuous play of soccer, the end zones of football, and the pivoting of basketball all with a Frisbee to create a fast-paced, exciting game! This camp will teach the fundamentals of the sport, going over different types of throws and the basic strategies of offense and defense. Participants will learn about Spirit of the Game, a fundamental part of Ultimate that focuses on sportsmanship and respect for all players. There will be fun-filled skills, drills, and lots of scrimmaging going on at camp. The camp will be led by some of the top leaders in the Triangle's Ultimate Frisbee community! Each camper will receive a disc and DA camp shirt with registration! 

If you have any questions about the camp or Triangle Ultimate, please visit our website at www.triangleultimate.org or email youthprograms@triangleultimate.org.

Work It Academy: A Robotics and Yoga Experience for Boys and Girls (1-5)

Instructor: Jasmine Min
Rising Grades: 1-5
Week/Time: Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4 AM (9-12)
Location: LS Drama Room
Max Enrollment: 5-20
Price: $245 (Week 4 is $147)

Robots and yoga?! This is a unique and exciting mindfulness-based RoboYoga summer program that gives children the opportunity to explore a variety of different technological fields and concepts in a learning environment tailored to their needs. Students will learn to power robotic LEGO® Mindstorms®, customize Arduino utilitarian robots for competition, and relax with thoughtfully selected yoga asanas paired with the robotics lessons.

Our summer camps teach children how to think critically, innovate effectively, and most importantly, how to chill out, make mindful decisions and be confident leaders. Under the close guidance of our expert yoga/mindfulness and engineering instructors, professors, and professionals, students will meet peers who share their passion and enthusiasm for cool STEM/robotics projects and yoga. Separate curriculums are run for 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 10-year-olds.

All students will leave these RoboYoga summer camps with a better understanding of the programming, debugging, building, and conceptualizing it takes to make technological masterpieces and knowing a lot more about themselves, namely that they can have fun with STEM/robotics! Namaste la Vista, Baby! 

Please email Jasmine Min with any questions you may have about the details of this course at ihyunokmin@gmail.com

Afternoon Camps

Adventure-Game Play & Game World Design (4-8)

Instructor: Michael Vann
Rising Grades: 4-8
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 6, PM (1-4)
Location: LS #207
Min/Max Enrollment: 10-20
Price: $250 (Week 4 is $150)

With the introduction of "Dungeon's & Dragon's" in the 1970's, Adventure Games became a popular pastime. Also known as R.P.G.s, Role Playing Games allow players to exercise their Strategic Thinking, Intellectual, Creative and Storytelling skills while having a great time with friends. During Camp Time, we will discuss the History of Adventure Games, play the most popular Games, and explore our own Dungeon Master Skills by creating our very own Fantasy Adventure Game!!!

Instructor Michael D. Vann grew up playing Role Playing Games as a young teenager. He became fascinated by the different types of Characters, Rules, Gameplay and Essential Game Ideas. For a career, Michael spent several years of his personal life working on big movies in the Feature Film and Television Industry. He grew up in Durham, NC and graduated from Durham Academy in the Fall of '93. 

Please contact Michael Van with any questions you might have about the content of this camp at sandcastle.films@mac.com

Cooking with Kids (1-6)

Instructor: Terry Stafford
Rising Grades: 1-6
Week/Time: Week 1, AM (9-12); Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 3, PM (1-4); Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 5, PM (1-4); Week 6, PM (1-4); Week 7, AM (9-12)
Location: PS #128
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-20
Price: $210 (Week 4 is $126)

At Mr. Stafford’s Culinary Academy, young chefs can expand their local culinary knowledge to create a more community, regional, and global experience. Culinary instruction will be provided for the curious cook’s mind. Students will also expand their palate and reinforce academic and social skills. At the Culinary Academy, young chefs will learn about food safety and knife skills while experimenting with new flavors and ingredients. Mr. Stafford has over 25 years of experience as a chef, food lover, and instructor — expanding the young mind and creating the next generation of food lovers and culinary innovators!

Please email Terry Stafford with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at teleluvr1@me.com.

DA Chess Camp with Craig Jones (1-4)

Instructor: Craig Jones
Rising Grades: 1-4
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 5, AM (9-12); Week 5, PM (1-4); Week 6, AM (9-12); Week 6, PM (1-4)
Location: LS #204
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-20
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

In DA Chess Camp, we will focus on two approaches:

KNOW: We will develop a knowledge base of important information. The learning of basic information is required by everyone, after that its mostly interest driven. I create an environment where the basics are presented and those with more interest in this type of development can go as far as they like. The more knowledge you have, the more actual playing becomes easier.

DO: In the end it’s more important what you do than what you know. The doing aspect comes more naturally for children (the knowing part more to adult learners) so we tend to mostly focus on doing. The "doing" comprises lots of tactics, learning how to assess positions, learning how to make plans linked to those assessments and training our minds to think sequentially and efficiently.

DA chess coach Craig Jones has won hundreds of chess tournaments. He is a former U.S. Correspondence Champion (10th-2000) and reached the world championship semi-finals. Jones is a  many-time winner of the N.C. State Invitational and former U.S. Masters Champion. His students include national individual scholastic champions (more than a dozen!), and many state champions, national team champions and state team champions. Durham Academy is a perennial winner of the North Carolina State Championships in one of the three elementary divisions. 

Please email Craig Jones with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at craig.jones43@gmail.com.

Digital Media and Filmmaking (1-8)

Instructor: Andrea DeGette
Rising Grades: 1-8
Week/Time: Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 6, PM (1-4)
Location: LS Library
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-15
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

Digital Media and Filmmaking is a fun media-arts camp for first- to eighth-grade students focused on making movies. Campers will work with scripting, shooting, animating, special effects, and editing to create their own short films. Cameras and other production equipment will be provided, but campers are also welcome to bring their own to use. This camp will be process-based for the experience, as well as for the creation of individual short films. We will have a screening at the end of the week with files to be shared in an archive upon completion of the camp. We will film the camp experience as we learn to document and make-up narrative stories which will be edited together into final film projects. Students will work on individual films and group projects throughout the week! 

Andrea DeGette is a videography teacher at Cedar Ridge High School, and operates Media Arts Exchange from her studio in downtown Hillsborough. She has been teaching filmmaking for many years and is passionate about helping students move from being passive consumers to active producers of digital media! 

Please email Mrs. DeGette with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at andreadegette@gmail.com.

Fun Time Camp (K-6)

Instructor: Ashley Hinton
Rising Grades: K-6
Week/Time:  Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 5, PM (1-4); Week 6, PM (1-4)
Location: Extended Day Room, #218 B
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-13
Price: $225 (Week 4 is $135)

In Fun Time Camp, campers will spend the week playing games, doing arts and crafts, playing outdoors and having fun! We will get a chance to spend our afternoons doing what we love in this play-based, kid-directed camp. Campers will take a field trip one day to the Mardi Gras Bowling Center and Morehead Planetarium on DA’s minibus! Campers will end the week with a fun, appropriate PG-rated movie.

Please email Ashley Hinton with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at ashley.hinton@da.org.

Genius Lego Inventions (1-6)

Instructor: Chip Lupa
Rising Grades: 1-6
Week/Time: Week 4 PM (1-4)
Location: #203
Max Enrollment: 5-16
Price: $120 

Are you an inventor? Do you like to build and create things? Do you enjoy tinkering and figuring out how things work? If so, then Genius LEGO® camp is for you! Building with LEGO® bricks is all about inventing and being creative. This camp will enable you with the time and resources to enjoy a truly creative LEGO® experience where your inventions are limited only by your imagination!

Please email Chip Lupa with any questions you may have about the details of this course at chip.lupa@da.org

Get Your Craft On! (3-8)

Instructor: Lori Evans and Cindy Moore
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time:  Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: LS Art Room
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-15
Price:  $120

Reduce! Reuse! Remake! Join us for a week of amazing craft projects emphasizing the theme of making something out of nothing. Techniques will include, but not be limited to modge podge, creative cutting, beading, use of hammer and nails, along with anything else our limitless imaginations come up with! Children will bring home displayable art and hopefully a new sense of awareness to use products available right in their own home (or recycling bin!). 

Please email Lori Evans or Cindy Moore with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at lori.evans@nc.rr.com or cindy.moore@da.org.

Internal Combustion Engines (5-12)

Instructor: Techsplorers
Rising Grades: 5-12
Week/Time: Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: US Science Room #4106
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-24
Price: $235 (Week 4 is $141)
Carline: 1:00 drop off and 4:00 pickup is at the US Carline by Keenan Auditorium - make your first right when entering the PS/LS driveway.

Have you ever wondered how an engine works? In this class you will completely take apart a lawn mower engine and put it back together again – the right way. Learn everything from how to use mechanics tools like ratchets and wrenches to the engineering theory behind carburetors, magnetos, spark plugs, and compression ratios. By the end of the week you’ll know why octane ratings matter and how to calculate the displacement of any engine.

Techsplorers provides kids with exciting, high-tech, hands-on activities designed to stimulate their interest in science, technology, and engineering. The Techsplorers program was developed by engineers to give students the kinds of real, practical experience and guidance needed to become an engineer. Camps are taught by experienced educators with student-teacher ratios of 7-to-1 or lower to ensure personalized attention and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.


For more information, please visit www.techsplorers.com or email any questions you may have to Wendy Candler at wcandler@techsplorers.com

Intro to Digital Photography (3-12)

Instructor: Dilip Barman
Rising Grades: 3-12
Week/Time: Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: #107
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-16
Price: $195 (Week 4 is $117)

Do you have a camera and want to learn to use it more effectively? In this hand-on camp, we'll talk about lighting and composition. We'll have lessons and practice photographing. Students will get an opportunity to show off and get comments on their images. Parents will also get some suggestions for interesting additional photography students can do at home. Students should bring a camera (preferably digital) to class, along with spare batteries and/or charger.

Please email Dilip Barman with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at barman@jhu.edu.

Mr. Irons' Sports and PE Camp (1-6)

Instructor: Costen Irons
Rising Grades: 1-6
Week/Time: Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 6, AM (9-12); Week 7, AM (9-12)
Location: LS Gym
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-40
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

This PE and Sports camp is led by Lower School PE teacher Costen Irons. Campers will learn fundamental sports skills and movements, as well as engage in a variety of PE games like castle ball and pink ball tag. Campers will engage in cooperative as well as competitive activities. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, incorporating the joy of moving in campers’ lives, and increasing confidence and resilience through practice and full participation.

Please email Costen Irons with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at costen.irons@da.org.

Music and Movement Camp (PPK-K)

Instructor: Jeana Holdstock
Rising Grades: PPK-K
Week/Time: Week 4, AM (9-12); Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: #122
Min/Max Enrollment: 6-15
Price: $114

Music and Movement naturally go together, but when these two elements are combined at summer camp, fun is had by all. Join Miss Jeana as she introduces your child to Music and Movement through fun songs, musical instruments, and interactive movements. Many studies show how music and movement, when coupled together, enhance learning and the function of one's brain. Through a selection of songs — some old and some new — values like showing kindness, saying thank you, working together and sharing with others will be reinforced.  Not only will campers have an opportunity to play various instruments, but they will also explore their creative side while making instruments to take home with them.

Jeana Holdstock teaches private and group piano lessons as part of the Durham Academy after school Enrichment Program.  She has 25 years of experience sharing her love of music with young and old.

Note PPK Camps:

Camps are open to 3 year old campers who turn 3 before our Summer Programs starts (needs to be 3 by June 9, 2019). All three year olds who attend our camps must be fully potty trained as we do not have changing tables on site. Child should be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance (our PS bathrooms have lowered sinks and toilets). Please plan to send an extra pair of clothes just in case an incident occurs. 

Please email Jeana Holdstock with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at LmusicLcenter@msn.com

Novice Golf Camp (1-8)

Instructor: Greg Murray
Rising Grades: 1-8
Week/Time: Week 2, PM (1-4); Week 3, PM (1-4); Week 4, PM (1-4), Week 5, PM (1-4) 
Location: #109
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-18
Price: $205 (Week 4 is $123)

Get in the swing of summer at the DA Golf Camp! Greg Murray, Durham Academy boys and girls varsity golf coach, will make you feel at home on the range … the driving range, that is! With drills and fun games, Coach M will guide you through the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, iron shots and drives. You will receive personalized attention to develop your skills, whether you are an absolute beginner or a budding pro! Tee it up with your friends at DA Golf Camp!

Please email Greg Murray with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at greg.murray@da.org.

Play 2 Learn 2 Code with Mr. Schaefer (3-8)

Instructor: Karl Schaefer
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time: Week 4, PM (1-4); Week 7, AM (9-12)
Location: LS #202
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-20
Price: $190 (Week 4 is $114)

The Play 2 Learn 2 Code camp will use Play CodeMonkey which is a web-based site that allows campers to develop the foundational skills of programming in a real programming language. From the very first moment in CodeMonkey, campers start to write code in a real-world programming language called CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is a modern open-source programming language that compiles to JavaScript, and similarly to JavaScript it is used in the industry primarily for web applications. Through the CodeMonkey program campers will learn advanced Computer Science concepts such as loops, variables, functions, conditions and more. (Some information from CodeMonkey.com). Learn more at https://www.playcodemonkey.com

Mr. Schaefer is the academic leader for Durham Academy's computer science program and serves as DA Middle School's digital learning coordinator. He has taught children to learn while having fun for over 20 years.

Please email Karl Schaefer with any questions you may have about this camp at karl.schaefer@da.org.

Shipwreck Island (1-6)

Instructor: Mad Science
Rising Grades: 1-6

Week/Time: Week 4, PM (1-4)

Location: LS #201
Min/Max Enrollment: 8-20
Price: $130

This camp puts children on a “deserted island” on which they must work together to devise a means for collecting food and water, build shelters, bridges, and learn about the science behind survival fun! They use the tools at hand to write messages to send in a bottle and witness a volcanic eruption. The children eventually design a means to escape the island and come home.

These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Shipwrecked – Imagine finding yourself on a deserted island with only a few supplies. What better way to inspire your own creations? Add into the day a tsunami and see how resourceful you can be using Ben Franklin’s inventions as inspiration.
Forts and Flingers – Explore catapults, trebuchets, and more of his amazing inventions during this action-packed camp day. Protect camp while working on your fort and design different flying and flinging devices, including your own flying dragon! Practice your skills of observation.
Escape from Shipwreck Island – Witness a volcano erupt and see who will be the captain’s first mate for escape! Build another bridge so you can scout the island for the best place to take off. Campers work on a sail boat as they explore ideas for escaping the island to safety!
 

Please email Mad Science with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at info@madsciencekidz.com

Ultimate Dodgeball Camp (3-8)

Instructor: William Edwards
Rising Grades: 3-8
Week/Time: Week 4 PM (1-4)
Location: MS Gym
Max Enrollment: 5-25
Price: $114

A fun-filled opportunity for campers to hone their skills and learn the many incredible secrets of the age-old art of dodgeball. The different activities will provide campers with the opportunity to try out different variations of the game, improve their skills, and experience the benefits of healthy competition. 

This camp will be run by the Edwards family -- William Edwards and his sons, Jed & Zeke Edwards. Mr. Edwards has been a biology teacher at DA for the past 15 years. During this time he has also served as a JV Tennis coach and an Assistant Director of Summer Programs. Jed Edwards is a rising senior at Guilford College and Zeke Edwards is a rising sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Both Jed & Zeke have been involved in Summer Programs as campers and staffers during the time that their father has helped direct the programs. All three members of the family have learned the art of Dodgeball over the years from their Dodgeball Mentors at DA, Coach Murray & Coach Block. This camp is designed around the ideas of health, fitness, and fun in a family setting.

 

Please email William Edwards with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at William.edwards@da.org

Water Play for Land Animals (PPK-1) **FULL**

Instructor: Elliott Turnbull
Rising Grades: PPK-1
Week/Time: Week 4, PM (1-4)
Location: PS #130
Min/Max Enrollment: 5-10
Price: $114

We are land animals filled and moved with water and fluidity. Let's play, get wet, and explore how water supports our lives and other swimming creatures. We will dance in and with water; balance, float, and sink objects with water; paint with water; slurp/drink/spill water; and have a splash! Please bring a swimsuit, towel, and an extra change of dry clothes every day; oh, and a full water bottle.

elliott turnbull :: MA in Contemplative Education, C-IAYT, RYT-500

I have been practicing yoga asana, sitting meditation, and various mindful and bodyful lineages since 1990; teaching these arts since 1993. I have travelled around the world and the Eno River to meet and study with many great teachers. Working in early childhood and elementary education since 1991, I am becoming clear how and why youth are our master teachers – listen to them.

Note PPK Camps:

Camps are open to 3 year old campers who turn 3 before our Summer Programs starts (needs to be 3 by June 9, 2019). All three year olds who attend our camps must be fully potty trained as we do not have changing tables on site. Child should be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance (our PS bathrooms have lowered sinks and toilets). Please plan to send an extra pair of clothes just in case an incident occurs. 

Please email Elliott Turnbull with any questions you may have about the details of this camp at Elliott.turnbull@da.org

Work It Academy: A Robotics and Yoga Experience for Girls (1-7)

Instructor: Jasmine Min
Rising Grades: 1-7
Week/Time: Week 2, AM (9-12); Week 4 PM (1-4)
Location: LS Drama Room #224
Max Enrollment: 5-20
Price: $245 (Week 4 is $147)

Robots and yoga?! This is a unique and exciting mindfulness-based RoboYoga summer program that gives girls the opportunity to explore a variety of different technological fields and concepts in a learning environment tailored to their needs.

Students will learn to power robotic LEGO® Mindstorms®, customize Arduino utilitarian robots for competition, and relax with thoughtfully selected yoga asanas paired with the robotics lessons. Our summer camps teach children how to think critically, innovate effectively, and most importantly, how to chill out, make mindful decisions and be confident leaders. Under the close guidance of our expert yoga/mindfulness and engineering instructors, professors, and professionals, students will meet other female peers who share their passion and enthusiasm for cool STEM/robotics projects and yoga. Separate curriculums are run for 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds. All students will leave these RoboYoga summer camps with a better understanding of the programming, debugging, building and conceptualizing it takes to make technological masterpieces and knowing a lot more about themselves, namely that they can have fun with STEM/robotics! Namaste la Vista, Baby!

Please email Jasmine Min with any questions you may have about the details of this course at ihyunokmin@gmail.com

Summer Programs 2019
  • Week 1: June 10–14
  • Week 2: June 17–21
  • Week 3: June 24–28
  • Week 4: July 1–3
  • Week 5: July 8–12
  • Week 6: July 15–19
  • Week 7: July 22–26

Summer Programs Contacts

Dan Gilson
Summer Programs Director
919-287-1763 

 

Jennifer Thornton
Assistant Summer Programs Director

 

  

William Edwards
Assistant Summer Programs Director

 

 

Zakia VanHoose
Volunteer Coordinator & Before and After Care Coordinator 

 

Casey Williams 
Office Assistant


 

 

 

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