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TODDLER CAMP

The Discovery School's Toddler Summer Camp is designed to meet the multi-age needs of incoming and returning toddlers. We are excited to offer your child indoor and outdoor activities in language, science, art, music, math, movement and more! Your child will lead the way as he/she chooses activities based on his/her developmental needs and interests. Our unique environment encourages sensory exploration and curiosity as children gain knowledge through hands-on experiences. This is a great introduction to the Montessori classroom for incoming toddlers. Children must be registered for the entire three week session to attend. 


Dates:
June 12-30 and July 10-28; Monday-Friday

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 18-36 months

Price: $640.00

Lunch: No

Notes: Only open to children enrolled in the toddler program at The Discovery School for Fall of 2017.


PRIMARY CAMP

In The Discovery School's Primary Summer Camp students spend their morning and afternoon work periods developing their cognitive, language and math skills in a Montessori classroom under the guidance of our experienced teachers. In this established Montessori classroom for 3-6 year olds, there are no timetables to regiment activities or a fixed syllabus to obstruct the expansion of the mind. Here, in an orderly atmosphere of freedom, the children work independently at chosen tasks, working at their own pace and rhythm for as long as they wish in order to fulfill their needs. Students will also have the opportunity for gardening, art exploration and outdoor play.


Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7 (W-F), July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31- Aug 4

Time: 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-3:00

Ages: 3-6

Price: Full Day $320.00, Half Day $160.00 per week

Lunch: Parents provide lunch for Full Day

Notes: Rising 1st graders should attend elementary camps.


LOWER ELEMENTARY TRANSITIONAL CAMP

Ignite a spark to start the new school year with Lower Elementary transitional camp! This dynamic camp is both fun-filled and academically beneficial, as it provides students the opportunity to experience Lower Elementary routines, as well as get exposure to lessons, materials, and technology they will see in the fall. The camp curriculum will consist of writing, reading, math work, science, art, leadership, community building, games, teamwork and much more! This camp is open to new students entering the Lower Elementary program at Discovery School for the first time (rising 1st graders or students new to Discovery School).


Dates: July 31-Aug 

Time: 9:00-3:00

Ages: Rising 1st to 3rd grade

Price: $320.00

Lunch: Parents provide lunch

Notes: Only open to new lower elementary students (both internal rising 1st graders and new students) enrolled at The Discovery School for fall of 2017.


NEW! DRONE CAMP

This exciting STEaM (Science, Technology, Engineering, art, and Math) camp will introduce campers to the rapidly burgeoning world of drones. Students will learn about the many different uses of drones, how drones function, and how to take care of a drone. But most exciting they will fly two different types of drones through obstacle courses! Camp is led by Mr. Edward Schmalfeld, owner of Dragonfly Aerosolutions, who operates drones in a successful commercial enterprise, and by Ms. Jane Stevens, The Discovery School's STEaM teacher.


Dates: June 12-16

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 8 to 14

Price: $210.00

Lunch: No


NEW! WORLD TRAVELER CAMP

Join Ms. Korri and Dave the Plantman on a transdisciplinary journey around the world! In this academic camp, kids will become world travelers as they examine literature, sports, and cultures from a new country each day. In addition, Dave the Plantman will introduce campers to the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the region, and campers will have a chance to get dirty as they examine, care for, and even taste these plants in Discovery's gardens. This camp is a great way for your child to take a truly international trip without leaving Jacksonville.


Dates: July 24-28

Time: 9:00-3:00

Ages: Rising 1st to 6th grade

Price: $320.00

Lunch: Parents provide lunch


NEW! AUTHOR STUDIES

Fight the summer reading slump! Author studies will provide an overview of popular picture books authors. Authors include Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, Mo Willems, Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, Mem Fox, Ezra Jack Keats, Laura Numeroff, Cynthia Rylant, and Jerry Pinkney. Each day will be a different author focus, with no two days the same. Each day a book by the selected author will be read, a group discussion of the book, a craft, snack, individual exploration of books by the selected author, ending with a group discussion and game about that day's books. Camp is led by Discovery School Librarian and Media Specialist Ms. Stacy Derleth.


Dates: July 24-28 and July 31-Aug 4

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 3-6

Price: $150.00

Lunch: No


NEW! GRAPHIC STORY WORKSHOP

Fight the writing slump! Led by our Librarian and Media Specialist Ms. Stacy Derleth, students will learn plot development and become familiar with different types of graphic storytelling. They will create their own graphic story using the media of their choice, such as markers, watercolors, colored pencils, and/or crayons.


Dates: June 19-23 and June 26-30

Time: 12:00-3:00

Ages: 1st-6th grade

Price: $150.00

Lunch: No. If the student is attending a morning session on the same day parents can provide lunch.


NEW! READING SMASH

Fight the summer reading slump! Students will explore a different genre each day, including Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, and Historical Fiction. Students will learn to recognize story structure, understand plot, and identify with characters. They will gain assistance in selecting summer reading books that they will enjoy, building reading skills and beating the summer slump. Students will create a Smash book that allows them to diagram what they are reading and learning.


Dates: July 10-14 and July 17-21

Time: 9:00-3:00

Ages: 1st-3rd July 10-14; 4th-6th July 17-21

Price: $240.00

Lunch: Parents provide lunch


ELEMENTARY ART CAMP

The summer of 2017 will offer a variety of activities and media, using some warm-ups and creative exercises to help stimulate personal expression and develop technique. Drawing, painting, sculpture and three dimensional activities will be included, as well as a collaborative team-building project.
 
The focus will be on both process and product, encouraging independent work and problem-solving, and celebrating the discoveries that result from "happy accidents" in art. Sharing ideas and enjoying a creative experience with peers is part of the fun.
 

Dates: June 26-30

Time: 10:00-3:00 (Note: on Friday, camp will finish at 4pm and parents will be invited to join us for our Art show from 4-5pm)

Ages: Rising 1st through 6th grade

Price: $300.00

Lunch: Yes (please bring a lunch and water bottle)

 

SPANISH CAMP

Campers will explore the culture of Spanish speaking countries through conversation, food, crafts, and games. The camp is led by Discovery School world languages teacher Ms. Linda Farber.


Dates: June 19-23, June 26-30 and July 10-14

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 3-6

Price: $190.00

Lunch: No


F.A.C.E (Fitness and Character Education)

With a focus on fitness, the FACE (Fitness and Character Education) program combines hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, public speaking and character education to build self esteem, respect and confidence. This unique summer camp for elementary school children includes outdoor activities on The Discovery School's fields and courts, and agility and coordination training each day. Each session has a different theme and students earn prizes at the end of each week.


Dates: June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 10-14

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: K-6th

Price: $210.00

Lunch: No


NEW! YOUTH DIGITAL MOD DESIGN CAMP

In this camp kids learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Kids can use all their craziest ideas to create their own blocks, items, mobs, and more to add whatever they can think of into Minecraft! A sword made out of Pizza? How about a mob of marshmallow minions? Make it all happen in Mod Design Camp. Kids learn the foundations of Java™ to create their own totally custom mod! Java™is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and kids will use pro development software Eclipse learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create their own mod. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills! View this video to learn more!


Dates: July 10-July 14

Time: 9:00-4:00

Ages: 8-14

Price: $390.00

Lunch: Parents provide lunch


POP ROCKS MUSIC CAMP

During this fun filled week of making music, your child will learn basic music theory, ensemble play and song writing. Our instructors are professional touring and recording artists. The instructors will form bands and work on building technique, performance and music production. Our mission statement is to "Make Music Fun."


Dates: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 24-28

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 1st-6th

Price: $200.00

Lunch: No


DANCE CAMP

Join Hollie Stephens and the First Coast Center for the Arts for a fun week of activities such as gymnastics, karate, theater, art and dance! On Friday, our campers will celebrate with a performance.


Dates: July 24-28

Time: 9:00-12:00

Ages: 3 to 6

Price: $150.00

Lunch: No

 

NEW! CHESS CAMP

The Knight School is coming to The Discovery School and our chess team wants you! Take the plunge and join Coach REB Phillips and as we laugh and train in daily mardi-gras bead chess tournaments and compete for prizes in our daily music-driven chess puzzlers and watch zany chess movies. There has never been a party-based approach to chess like this. Our high-energy chess classes are developmentally and cleverly targeted directly at the kindergarten through 6th-grade set. Beginners are welcome. Come join the fun as kids learn to love learning, learn that they are unspeakably smart, and learn how to absolutely cream their parents in chess! The Knight School is not just this year's and last year's and the year before's Alabama State Chess Champions for both K-3rd grade and 4-6th grade; we are also the most compelling, kid-centered chess party in America.


Dates: June 19-23 and July 24-28

Time: 1:00-4:00

Ages: K-6th

Price: $200

Lunch: No


BRICKS4KIDZ

Bricks4Kidz holds camps at Discovery all summer long. Experience the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. Build mechanized models designed by engineers and architects using LEGO® bricks. Build with our specially designed LEGO® project kits and theme-based model plans.

REGISTER HERE


RENAISSANCE KIDS

Renaissance Kids holds camps at Discovery throughout the whole summer. Programs include: Sports - Archery, Flag Football, Soccer Shots, etc.; Engineering - Minecraft, Animation, Lego Robotics, etc.

REGISTER HERE


For a comprehensive list of camp registrations, please click HERE.
 
QUESTIONS? Please email camps@thediscoveryschool.org

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