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Summer Enrichment Course Descriptions

2019 Summer Enrichment Program

Enrichment Programs at Glen Urquhart School are designed to give a more intensive learning experience in a half day program. We also offer an afternoon “Camp Stay” option for all of our morning participants that would like to make a full day of their SUMMER @GUS experience. In addition to the "Camp Stay," all participants are welcome to sign up for our Extended Day and van transportation services. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 

Unique offerings for all ages!

Younger  Ages 8 and Up Ages 11 and Up
Being Animals Stop Motion Animation Studio Run, Stretch, Snack!
Science Fun Chess Wizards ARC Babysitting Course
Things That Fly! The Crafty Chef Sculpture Open Studio
Open Art Studio Games Innovation North Shore Glass Studio
Future Celebrity Chef All Rockets! Future Celebrity Chef
Creative Creatures - Sewing Playful Puppetry Upcycle Atelier
Dance It Out! Under the Sea Bump! Set! Spike! Musical Theater Dance Camp
Soccer Shots Future Celebrity Chef Minecraft Camp
Minecraft Camp Circuits and Coding  
  Creative Creatures (Sewing)  
  Game On! (Sewing)  
  Minecraft Camp  
  Musical Theater Dance Camp  
JUNE 24 to 28 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration!

Being Animals (ages 4 to 7)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $225
Lead Facilitator: Kestrel Educational Adventures
Experience the world through the eyes, ears, nose, and paws of a different animal each morning. Search the woods and wetlands for food that animal might eat, learn to move like the animal, and make a nest or a den.

Stop Motion Animation Studio (ages 8 to 11)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Learn about all aspects of stop motion film from story boarding to scripting to production as we use video editing software to make our own animated shorts. 

Run, Stretch, Snack! (ages 10 to 13)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Courtney Anastasia-Murphy, GUS Faculty
Start your morning with a leisurely run on a local beach or wooded trail, then make your own energy bites from scratch in the GUS kitchen! Participants will learn about the importance of proper “fueling” for sports, as well as visualization strategies, cross-training techniques, and personalized goal-setting. Courtney enjoys the holistic nature of running, and especially loves eating delicious snacks after a run! She competed at Northfield Mount Hermon and Bowdoin College in XC and track & field. She was the NEPSAC champion in the 3000m as a senior at NMH, and in college she broke the school record for the 3000m Steeplechase. Since college, she’s enjoyed running everything from 5ks to marathons. Her favorite running experience was qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon in 2014.

 

JULY 8 to 12 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration!

Being Animals (ages 4 to 7)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $225
Lead Facilitator: Kestrel Educational Adventures
Experience the world through the eyes, ears, nose, and paws of a different animal each morning. Search the woods and wetlands for food that animal might eat, learn to move like the animal, and make a nest or a den.

Circuits and Coding (ages 8 to 10)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Laura Doyle, GUS Faculty
Enjoy a week of learning about electronics, circuits, and coding! Kids will learn about electronics using a circuit board with sensors and LEDs built in. Kids can use their creativity and new skills to build projects such as spinner games, hour glasses, alarms, and more.

Future Celebrity Chef (ages 4 to 8)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $300
Lead Facilitator: Taste Buds Kitchen
Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique cooking adventure each day that prepares your chefs for their future Celebrity Chef status. New tastes, techniques, and sabotage games await as we take to the Kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes that are sure to impress. We’ll whip up both savory and sweet recipes from Berry Pop Tarts to Lasagna Cupcakes to Matcha Turtle Bread so your chefs leave ready for future stardom! Includes a cloth apron, a cooking journal to record tips and tricks, and a graduation certificate.

Future Celebrity Chef (ages 9 to 13)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $300
Lead Facilitator: Taste Buds Kitchen
Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique cooking adventure each day that prepares your chefs for their future Celebrity Chef status. New tastes, techniques, and sabotage games await as we take to the Kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes that are sure to impress. We’ll whip up both savory and sweet recipes from Berry Pop Tarts to Lasagna Cupcakes to Matcha Turtle Bread so your chefs leave ready for future stardom! Includes a cloth apron, a cooking journal to record tips and tricks, and a graduation certificate.

Chefs will spend their time in the kitchen from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. each afternoon, then will have the opportunity to enjoy a camp activity including swimming at the Bennett Center or an activity on campus in our arts studio or recreational sports

Sculpture Open Studio (ages 8 to 13)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Campers will have access to a variety of sculptural building materials, such as paper mache, clay, wire, plaster strips, and more.

 

JULY 15 to 19 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration

Science Fun (ages 5 to 7)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Riley Hunt, SUMMER @GUS Science Explorations Staff
Join Riley as you have fun experimenting together. Favorite activities will include slime, giant bubbles, volcanoes, crystals, ice cream, magnets, forest fun, and other natural wonders!

Chess Wizards (ages 7 to 11)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Chess Wizards
Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle–your brain!

The Crafty Chef (ages 8 to 11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Our creations are sure to fool the eye, but they are not edible. We will sculpt, form and stitch a variety of tasty treats in the art studio “kitchen” using both traditional and unexpected art materials.  

Upcycle Atelier - Daring Designers Sewing Camp (ages 10 to 13)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $550
Lead Facilitator: Seamsters Local
Spend the week immersed in fashion! …with a twist. Transform the old into the new through creative problem solving and design. Customize your garments to reflect your own unique point of view with a special upcycle design challenge! Have some clothing or fabric you cherish but don’t use anymore? Bring it in and give it new life! Learn to sew while creating a summer capsule collection you can’t find anywhere else. This camp teaches campers how to operate the sewing machine, sketch and illustrate designs and work with patterns to construct on-trend garments and make them your own. We use on-trend, easy to understand, Fashion Kit™ patterns, made for tweens and teens to learn real industry garment construction techniques. All campers start with the fully lined learn to sew Shopper Tote. Beginners move on to either shorts or a gathered skirt. More advanced sewers can choose from our Fashion Kit library of patterns. No experience necessary. All materials included.

This week is a great blend of learning and camp fun!  From 9:00 am - 2:00 pm you will be engaged with Sewing Camp.  From 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm participants will have the personal choice of going for a swim at the Bennett Center, or enjoying an activity on campus in our art studio or outdoor recreational fun.

Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 8 - 11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Melodie Jeffery-Cassell
Using material from a variety of musical theater dance styles, campers learn and aid in the development of fully choreographed dance sequences from Broadway productions such as Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and SpongeBob Square Pants. Throughout the week campers will also experience: Movement Theater Games, Improvisation, and dance styles including:  Musical Theater / Jazz / Tap / Contemporary / Movement for Actors. Musical Theater Dance Camp will conclude with a final performance for all to enjoy.

JULY 22 to 26 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration

Open Art Studio (ages 5 to 7)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $250
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Students engage in a daily theme while enjoying the freedom to explore ideas in a variety of art media. Themes for the week may include: Animals, Architecture, Imaginary Creatures, Machines and The Ocean.

American Red Cross Babysitting Certification and More! (ages 11 to 13)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Nancy Hartmann, ARC Health and Safety Instructor
This week is a great blend of learning and camp fun!  From 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. we will be focused on earning our Babysitting Certification. From 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. participants will have the personal choice of going for a swim at the Bennett Center, or enjoying an activity on campus in our art studio or outdoor recreational fun.

Game On! Daring Designers Sewing Camp (ages 8 to 11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Cost: $325
Lead Facilitator: Seamsters Local
Design your own games using fabric! Sound like a challenge? Let’s conquer it! First we will explore what games we like and have fun with, what design challenges arise when we think about making those games in fabric. Then we practice hand and machine sewing while we make some fun travel games before rounding out the week with a design your own game challenge! Campers are introduced to various textiles and encouraged to try various methods of putting them together. Projects may include: Travel tic-tac-toe or checkers, memory games, magnetic fishing game, bean bag toss, and whatever campers create. No experience necessary. All materials included.

Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 8 - 11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Melodie Jeffery-Cassell
Using material from a variety of musical theater dance styles, campers learn and aid in the development of fully choreographed dance sequences from Broadway productions such as Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and SpongeBob Square Pants. Throughout the week campers will also experience: Movement Theater Games, Improvisation, and dance styles including:  Musical Theater / Jazz / Tap / Contemporary / Movement for Actors. Musical Theater Dance Camp will conclude with a final performance for all to enjoy.

JULY 29 to AUGUST 2 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration

Things That Fly! (ages 5 to 7)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Riley Hunt, SUMMER @GUS Science Explorations Staff
Campers will enjoy a week of flight! Kites, Planes, Boomerangs, Helicopters and Boomerangs are things we will enjoy making. Throughout the week we will also have fun playing parachute games, bird watching, sharing stories of flight.

Playful Puppetry (ages 8 to 11)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Students in this course will use imagination and ingenuity to create interactive puppets from such materials as wood, fabric, yarn, wire, paint and found objects.

Glass Art Workshop (ages 10 to 13)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: North Shore Glass School
Classes will be taught with a focus on hands on student participation. Students will learn how to safely cut, shape, slump and fuse glass to create beautiful one of a kind pendants, pieces of jewelry and small plates. The GUS Van will take participants to the North Shore Glass School in Salem for their intensive workshop between 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  When they arrive back to GUS, participants will have the personal choice to go for a swim at the Bennett Center or enjoy an activity on our campus led by one of our SUMMER@GUS activity specialist.

Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 8 - 11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Melodie Jeffery-Cassell
Using material from a variety of musical theater dance styles, campers learn and aid in the development of fully choreographed dance sequences from Broadway productions such as Annie, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and SpongeBob Square Pants. Throughout the week campers will also experience: Movement Theater Games, Improvisation, and dance styles including:  Musical Theater / Jazz / Tap / Contemporary / Movement for Actors. Musical Theater Dance Camp will conclude with a final performance for all to enjoy.

AUGUST 5 to 9 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration

Open Art Studio (ages 5 to 7) LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $250
Lead Facilitator: Marguarita Spear, GUS Faculty
Students engage in a daily theme while enjoying the freedom to explore ideas in a variety of art media. Themes for the week may include: Fairytales, Food in Art, Nature, Space and Transportation.

All Rockets! (ages 8 to 11)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $250
Lead Facilitator: Riley Hunt, SUMMER @GUS Science Explorations Staff
Spend this week building rockets and learning about the adventures in science around rocketry. Campers will be building and launching their own model rockets.

Bump! Set! Spike! (ages 9 to 11)   LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $240
Lead Facilitator: Nancy Hartmann, USAV Volleyball Coach
Join coach Nancy in learning the game of volleyball and the techniques for passing, setting, spiking and serving. This is a great introductory program filled with many fun drills and individual skill development. Nancy has coached U10 - U18 club volleyball in addition to HS Varsity. She is a certified coach including safe impact certification.

Dance It Out! Under The Sea (ages 4-6)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $250
Lead Facilitator: Mini Movers
Dance Under the Sea with this Mini Movers Studio Dance It Out session! Young mermaids and mermen of all dance skill levels will explore Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Story Movement dance styles while having fun being"under the sea". 

Soccer Shots! (ages 4 - 5) LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: Soccer Shots (https://www.soccershots.org)
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication.

Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

AUGUST 12 to 16 - Extend any day with the afternoon "Camp Stay" option during registration

Soccer Shots! (ages 4 - 5) LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost: $275
Lead Facilitator: Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication.

Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

Creative Creatures Designers Sewing Camp (ages 5 to 7)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to Noon  Cost: $325
Lead Facilitator: Seamsters Local
Design and create a new friend! Short, tall, round, dangly, felty, fluffy, woolly, weird or wonky? Let your imagination run wild designing your friend (or friends) from scratch. We start out illustrating our designs and using swatches to plan our materials. Then, using a fun mix of machine sewing, hand sewing, and textile crafts campers will become toy designers creating adorable stuffies they will cherish forever! As each stuffie is finished campers will begin a new one out of a different material exploring various textures and techniques to sew them together. Really into that one special guy? When it’s finished make him an outfit with some accessories. YOU are the soft goods designer and your assignment is to invent a new character as unique as you are! No experience necessary. All materials included.

Creative Creatures Designers Sewing Camp (ages 8-11)  LEARN MORE + REGISTER
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $325
Lead Facilitator: Seamsters Local
Design and create a new friend! Short, tall, round, dangly, felty, fluffy, woolly, weird or wonky? Let your imagination run wild designing your friend (or friends) from scratch. We start out illustrating our designs and using swatches to plan our materials. Then, using a fun mix of machine sewing, hand sewing, and textile crafts campers will become toy designers creating adorable stuffies they will cherish forever! As each stuffie is finished campers will begin a new one out of a different material exploring various textures and techniques to sew them together. Really into that one special guy? When it’s finished make him an outfit with some accessories. YOU are the soft goods designer and your assignment is to invent a new character as unique as you are! No experience necessary. All materials included.

EMPOW Minecraft Camp (ages 7 - 13) LEARN MORE + REGISTER
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $575
Lead Facilitator: Empow Studios, Inc
Empow Minecraft Camp is tailored to all skill levels, whether you are just starting out your explorations, or you already know your way around creepers. We start by introducing all of the creative Minecraft projects kids can create at Minecraft camp. Campers choose projects in our 3 core domains: Digital Arts & Design, Building, and Coding. If a camper is having trouble finding the project they want to create, no problem! They can do a taste test in all of our Minecraft tracks until they find the right fit. Throughout the week, it’s common to see a full-day camper to complete 2-3 Minecraft projects (i.e. pixel art designs and custom mods).

Each morning and afternoon have demos so campers can create manageable small-scale projects, like command block automation, intro to modding, and pixel art.    

This week is a great blend of learning and camp fun!  From 9:00 am - 2:00 pm you will be engaged with Minecraft Camp.  From 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm participants will have the personal choice of going for a swim at the Bennett Center, or enjoying an activity on campus in our art studio or outdoor recreational fun.

 

For more information or to take a tour of GUS, please contact Director of Auxilliary Programs, Nancy Hartmann at 978-927-1064, ext. 131 or nhartmann@gus.org