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Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs for girls and boys entering 5-8th grade. Each program is a full day program 9:00am-3:30pm. Programs are run by Counselors and Instructors who specialize in computer programming, art, drama and general camp activities.

List of 6 items.

  • All Sports

    Entering Grades 5-8-Co-Ed
    Not running-Summer 2020

    Do you love ALL Sports, not just football, soccer and baseball but the recreational ones too like; gaga ball, parkour, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey and whiffle ball? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the entire day playing a wide variety of active sports and games on the field and the courts both indoors and out. Develop skills, learn to play a new game, work as a team and meet some like-minded friends! Counselors are coaches and mentors. Their goal is to make sure each participant is having fun, encouraging teamwork, and instill positive sportsmanship.
  • Arts Camp

    Entering Grades 5-8 Co-Ed
    Not running -Summer 2020
    This program is perfect for the art enthusiast! Join us in exploring and creating a wide variety of art projects through many aspects of multi-media! Spend each day learning a new technique to create some beautiful pieces of art that you can use, wear and display. Campers will be able to work independently and with others, to collaborate on a project and also critique each other’s work, offering advice and feedback. Our state-of-the-art classrooms are air conditioned and fully stocked with supplies for campers to use. Each day will be instruction on a project and campers will have the day to work on one or many. Some projects may include; duct tape wallets, jewelry making, create your own thread bound writing/drawing journal, watercolor art, and clay sculpture.
  • Cooking Camp

    Entering Grades 5-8 Co-Ed
    Not running- Summer 2020
    Become a chef for the week! Join Katherine Duvall and BC High's own Jim Fuller from Rebecca's Cafe as participants will whip up some delicious and creative menu items. From breakfast and lunches items to tasty treats. Chef's will design an apron and create a journal to keep track of recipes, creations and cooking ideas, techniques and tips.
  • Gamers, Scratch & Code-Online

    Entering Grades 5-8  Co-Ed
    Date: 
    July 20-24
    Time: 
    9 -11 a.m.
    Tuition:
     $250
     
    Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the United States yet most of those jobs remain open due to lack of qualified applicants. Engaging young minds to the excitement of programming gives benefits not only in their future but develops computational thinking, algorithmic logic, problem-solving and creativity which are assets to them today.

    Campers will code with the latest and greatest version of Scratch 3.0 from the MIT Media Lab  as well as code and analyze various different Code.org approved tools so campers can chose which methods and applications work best for them.

    Campers will be required to have Zoom, a web browser and TikTok installed on their device prior to camp, both computers and tablets/iPads are supported.  
  • Minecraft-Online

    Entering Grades 5-8 Co-Ed
    Date: July 6-10
    Time: 
    9 - 11 a.m.
    Tuition:
     $250

    Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is more than just a game. Minecraft is used around the globe to teach learners of all ages about culture, history, science, technology, engineering, arts & architecture, coding and math (STEM). 

    Campers will use Minecraft to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills while creatively expressing themselves through 3D artistry, design and architecture.
     
    Campers will be required to have Zoom and Minecraft installed on their device prior to camp, both computers and tablets/iPads are supported.
  • Movie Making and Beyond-Online

    Entering Grades 5-8 Co-Ed
    Date: July 27-31
    Time: 
    9 - 11 a.m.
    Tuition:
     $250
     
    ouTube is one of the most popular mobile apps and websites for both children and adults. Almost 5 BILLION videos are watched on YouTube every single day, by over 30 million visitors.  TikTok, a short form video sharing service, has surged in popularity during the quarantine with users all over the world creating and consuming content.
     
    In a safe, socially conscious way, this camp will teach your child how to create and share their videos on YouTube and TikTok. Campers will also learn how their parents or legal guardians can authorize them to be a YouTuber/TikToker if they are younger than YouTube's minimum age limit.

    Media literacy and online safety will be reinforced during the week as they learn the technical skills to create a video the entire family will be proud to share.
     
    Campers will be required to have Zoom, a web browser and TikTok installed on their device prior to camp, both computers and tablets/iPads are supported.  
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Program Dates

June 22-August 14
Specific program dates and times vary. See specific program for details.

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Contact Us

Beth Johns-Thomas
Director of Summer Programs
(617) 474-5181