Summer Programs

Manitou Summer Program 2017

SUMMER FUN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

FIVE ONE-WEEK SESSIONS, JULY 3 – AUGUST 4, 2017

Summer Fun sessions are designed for children to explore creative ideas, build positive relationships, enhance communication skills in a nurturing learning environment.  Although academic in nature, our summer programs give children an opportunity to experience learning in a joyful, playful way.  Facilitated by Manitou Staff and other community professionals, our summer programs use a carefully crafted approach to engaging every child. We will play in nature, learn how to survive in nature, create with physical science, explore the arts, try computer engineering, and travel the world through stories, food, and music!  This year, we welcome a new partner, Computer Adventures, who will offer fun and engaging Lego Robotics this summer.

Summer Sessions

Each week children will enjoy two super fun and engaging learning experiences at Manitou.  We have created a program that will allow children to explore two themes and travel to places far and wide! We will share stories, make new friends, play outside, learn along the way, and enjoy the summer! Children will be grouped according to age.  Each week will end with a celebration where we celebrate all the fun we’ve had! 

 

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK INTO OUR SUMMER FUN 2017 SESSIONS!

Session 1
(July 3rd- July 7th)

Cooking Around the World with Sharon N’Diaye
Your child’s week at “Cooking Around the World” is an exploration into the tastes, geography and culture of 5 different countries of the world! The chefs will learn how to safely chop, peel and measure and will be immersed in a totally hands-on cooking experience where they will gain confidence with kitchen tasks and build positive associations with new foods and cultures!
We use natural, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever available, and we never use nuts or nut-based ingredients, raw meat or shellfish.

S.T.E.A.M with Johanna Reinhardt
Do you have a nature-loving tinkerer? This week, the outdoors will be our laboratory! We’ll be combining art with science and more as we get creative while exploring our own “backyard”. Join us for experiments, inventions, and a dizzying array of fun and games!

 

 Session 2
(July 10th- 14th)

Building with Blocks and Codes
Students will explore creative problem-solving and the fundamental concepts of problem solving and computer science. Students will learn and use mathematical skills in order to program robots filled with unique personalities. They will learn about programming and use the engineering process to design environments where their robots can explore and try programmed skills. Students will learn logical-sequencing to program robots with lights, sounds, and a variety of motions.  

Nature Electrified with Julisa

From the Flintstones to the Jetsons (well almost)! Students will explore how technology has changed they way live. We’ll also look at how small creatures in nature are created with their own “machines” that help them get around and survive in the wild. We’ll explore simple machines, motors, switches, and build our very own 2017 Flintstones ModelM.

Session 3
(July 17th- 21st)

Summer Fun with Andrea Latvis and Jackie Wlodarzcak
Join us as we dive into the life and work of a different artist each day! We will learn a bit about the artist’s story and art style, and we’ll create artwork and engage in camp activities specifically inspired by these artists. We will use a variety of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. Projects will be open-ended explorations with plenty of room for personal choice and self-expression!

Session 4
(July 24th- 28th)

Art and Discovery with Adam Osterfeld
Artists throughout history have always noticed fractal geometry in nature. Whether we observe towering trees or closeup veins of a leaf, we can find similarities between the very small and the large. Nature’s shapes, patterns and colors are a never ending inspiration. Using nature as reference, the children will make art. We will draw, paint and collage using microscopic images, projected shadows or just observing our surroundings in nature. 

Cooking Around the World with Sharon N’Diaye
Your child’s week at “Cooking Around the World” is an exploration into the tastes, geography and culture of 5 different countries of the world! The chefs will learn how to safely chop, peel and measure and will be immersed in a totally hands-on cooking experience where they will gain confidence with kitchen tasks and build positive associations with new foods and cultures!
We use natural, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever available, and we never use nuts or nut-based ingredients, raw meat or shellfish.

Session 5
(July 31st- Aug 4th)

Robotics with Computer Adventures
Students will learn about behavior-based programming using the LEGO® Robotics software. Students will learn robot behaviors in an intuitive, logical sequence starting with simple movements, adding sensors, and finally advanced decision-making capability. Through a multi-step obstacle course, Sumo robot and other challenges, students will learn an iterative approach to problem-solving and to provide hours of learning fun!

The World of Mythology with Sakura Ozaki
Let’s take a trip into the rich world of ancient mythology, where animals talk and gods and goddesses roam among the mortal to cause havoc.  We will read selected stories, create crafts inspired by them, and practice our skills as storytellers!  The stories will mainly come from ancient Greece and Rome, but a wide selection of world mythologies will be introduced for the enjoyment for all.

 

Take a look at our Counselor-In-Training Program!

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To register, please contact
Julisa Rincon-Tomizawa at julisa@manitouschool.org
or Adriana Kearney at adriana@manitouschool.org

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis
All sessions are Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, except Session 1 (no Camp July 4)
Cost: $350 per session/child
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ncludes healthy snacks. All students must bring their own lunch.
FOR AGES 5 – 12

 

Summer Camp Forms:

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Manitou Counselor-In-Training Program

The C.I.T Program is designed to empower our local youth with tools and skills that will help them grow as positive contributing members of the world. Participants will engage in activities that will allow them to develop their interpersonal skills, leadership skills, communication skills, and passions for teaching and learning all while taking part in fun and engaging learning activities with children from all over the area! If you love to learn, love to work with children, and try new things, we hope you complete this application and join our team!

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