Students entering grades 3 through 8 are invited to attend Camp Explore, a college exploration and Liberal Arts summer camp, which will be held July 30 through Aug. 1 at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
The high-energy, fun-filled camp inspires creativity and critical thinking, develops leadership skills and cultivates community engagement.
Classes include: Beginning Piano Class (grades 3-8); Intermediate Piano Class (grades 3-8); Pressure Plus (grades 3-5), in which students will learn about pressure in tornadoes, rockets, etc.; Nature Word Art (grades 3-4), in which students will explore the outdoors in search of “letters” by choosing rocks, leaves and sticks to create a work of art; Poetry and Songwriting: An Interactive Music-Making Workshop (grades 5-8); Poetry Focus: An Interactive Music-Making Workshop (grades 5-8); Book Art (grades 5-8), in which students will create a 3D literary world; Songwriting Focus: An Interactive Music-Making Workshop (grades 5-8); Think Like A Computer! (grades 5-8), in which students will explore the language of computers with digital numbers and logic to solve problems quickly; and Matter Matters (grades 6-8), in which students will explore matter.
Teachers include Silver Lake College faculty members Sister Margaret Ann Wallander, Sister Christine Stoller and Emilie Lindemann; acclaimed pianist Stanislava Varshavski; and recent graduate Cassie Hebert.
A residential experience also is offered to students entering grades 5 through 8. They’ll get to bunk overnight in the college’s residential hall and apply their creativity and talents to “Be the Change,” a fun, student-led service project designed to grow leadership skills and connect kids to the community. They’ll also enjoy activities such as laser tag, bonfires, movies, a dance party and games.
In addition, a parent picnic is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Parents will get to see what their children learned at camp, and also watch performances and demonstrations by the campers.
The registration deadline for Camp Explore is July 15. Enrollment is limited. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.