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2nd - 5th Grade Program

Students entering 2nd through 5th grades can look forward to a fabulous summer of fun at Giddens Summer BLAST Camp!

Each week new friends, great programs, fascinating themes, and trips to Pratt Park and Judkins Park make Giddens a great place for children to explore all the fun that summer has to offer.

Our program is organized into two sessions: a MORNING progam and an AFTERNOON program. You may register your child for a HALF DAY (morning only) program, or a FULL DAY program.

Our MORNING program is made up of Academy and Enrichment classes. Families can customize their child's camp experience by choosing one of these exciting class offerings.

Academy classes are led by Giddens teachers who offer content on a topic of their own interest and passion.

Enrichment classes are specialized programs led by our very best enrichment partners.

Our AFTERNOON program is theme-based and led by highly capable and nurturing teachers.

CAMP OPTIONS

Half Day ACADEMY
8:30-12:30
$195

Full Day
(includes Academy or Enrichment)
8:30-6:00
$390




CAMP SCHEDULE

The MORNING PROGRAM, 8:30 - 12:30 includes:

  • academy or enrichment class programs
  • snack and outside recess
  • lunch

The AFTERNOON PROGRAM 12:30 - 6:00 includes:

  • choice activities
  • themed activities and projects
  • outside recess
  • visit to local park (Fridays only)

Week 1 (June 26-30)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
READER'S THEATER with Sharon
Campers will bring storybooks to life, taking on a new tale each day. Working off of scripts, campers will take on the role of narrator or character, practice lines for fluency and expression, and create added interest through movement. They will work together to create props before performing their final masterpiece on stage!

Enrichment Class:
BRITISH SOCCER
Campers will develop core soccer skills and understanding of the game. Through the game of soccer, campers will be encouraged become independent learners, as well as to practice responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.



Afternoon Session

BUILD IT FESTIVAL
Campers will become architects, engineers, and designers by using their science and math skills to engage in hands-on activities that emphasize construction, geometric challenges, and spatial visualization.

Week 2 (July 3-7) No camp July 4

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
VIRTUAL TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA with Karina
Campers will experience a fantastic tour of Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico. They will learn all about these amazing countries, including the culture and traditions, music, food, and arts.

Enrichment Class:
PARKOUR
Campers will enjoy a week of jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balancing, and rolling. Parkour builds strength and coordination all while safely growing one's ability to engage and conquer their environment, overcoming obstacles both physically and mentally.”

Afternoon Session

CHOOSE THEIR OWN ADVENTURE
Based on the popular book series, this week will be full of twists and turns, with the campers guiding the story and bringing their imaginations alive through writing, art, and performance.

Week 3 (July 10-14)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
SPICE & HERB COOKING with Dan
Campers will become chefs as they learn the value of food and culture. They'll experiment with spices and herbs used in cultural dishes from the Mediterranean through the Middle East and Indian subcontinent to East Asia, as well as discover the environmental benefits of using seasonal, local offerings. Along the way, campers will discuss and experience how food brings people together.

Enrichment Class:
YOGA
Campers will enjoy a week of yoga, mindfulness and fun! Included are games (like obstacle courses and Sneaky Yoga Trees!), crafts (like glitter jars and mandalas!), music, dancing and other activities with a yoga focus.

Afternoon Session

INVESTIGATING ARTIFACTS
Campers will be involved in hands-on activities related to anthropology and archaeology. They will sort and classify found material objects, create stories to explain natural phenomena, and learn how ancient peoples used folklore to explain and represent the natural world.

Week 4 (July 17-21)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
SCULPTURE with Angela
Campers will explore a variety of sculptural materials and how to use them to create 3-dimensional art. In addition to art making, campers will venture out in the community to experience public art and sculptures.

Enrichment Class:
CAPOEIRA
Campers will learn the ancient martial art of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art which combines fitness, music, and acrobatics. Through fun games, drills, and exercises, Capoeira instills the values of responsibility and self-confidence while awakening creativity through the development of self-expression.

Afternoon Session

BUBBLES BONANZA
Campers will engage in entertaining and exploratory activities that delve into the world of bubbles, including bubble shapes, bubble measurement, bubble skeletons, and body bubbles.

Week 5 (July 24-28)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
DO IT YOURSELF FASHION with Samara
Campers will explore fun do-it-yourself fashion trends. Over the course of the week, they will design and create pieces of clothing inspired by their imaginations and make artful accessories to go with them.

Enrichment Class:
KARATE-X
Campers will enjoy an exciting and challenging week of discipline, determination, and fun! They will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more. Each day will include cardio, strength and agility training to keep bodies primed for mobility, action, and good health.


Afternoon Session

WORLD BUILDING
Campers will imagine, design, develop, and construct their very own worlds, complete with geography, history, and society. They will develop the skills to ask fundamental questions about their worlds, such as who inhabits it, and what the weather is like.....the possibilities are endless….....

Week 6 (July 31-August 4)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
COMICS with Grant
Campers who enjoy comics and graphic novels will love learning about how comics are made. In addition to reading tons of great comic books and publish one of their very own, campers will watch some cool videos from real artists and writers, meet with a special guest, and visit the central library to explore its graphic novel collection.

Enrichment Class:
CREATIVE COMPUTING with SCRATCH
Campers will design their own world and then bring it to life with Scratch, a visual drag and drop programming language developed at MIT. Through creating interactive scenes and original games, students will learn the fundamentals of programming. Students will have the opportunity to write code to model real world phenomena like gravity and learn to draw and program flip book‐style animations to bring their characters to life.


Afternoon Session

SECRET FORMULAS
Campers will experience highly motivating real-life experiences with chemistry as they eagerly investigate the properties of substances as they concoct a plethora of products, including toothpaste, cola, and ice cream.

Week 7 (August 7-August 11)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
SPORTS BONANZA with Murphy

Badminton, wiffle ball, soccer, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee are the sports campers will play during this fun-filled week. Each day, campers will also learn athletic skills and strategies, and how teamwork can be used as a tool for happy sporting.

Enrichment Class:
LEGO (Jedi Master Engineering)
The Force is strong in this class. Campers will become Jedi Master Engineers as they build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Jedi instructors will reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion andmore as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.

Afternoon Session

FINGERPRINTING
Campers will engage in "fingers-on" activities exploring the many similarities and variations of fingerprints. They will devise their own classification categories, and apply their classification skills to solve a mystery scenario, Who Robbed the Safe?

Week 8 (August 14-August 18)

Morning Session

Please note: Your child can only be enrolled in one of the following morning options:

Academy Class:
IMPROV with Sarah
Campers will hone their improv and team building skills as they practice taking risks and being open-minded. Campers will work together to create a story, as well as play games such as "Late to Work", "Freeze", "Build a Machine", and "Bus Stop". The week will culminate with an improv performance.

Enrichment Class:
TRENDY CRAFTS
Campers will exerience an amazing week of crafting, socializing, and creative adventure! Campers will create at least two full projects each day as well as participate in games and other summer fun. Projects will include succulents, mix media canvas, and Lego accessories.

Afternoon Session

CREATIVE CARNIVAL
Campers will develop their skills in business, performance, and marketing to produce a creative carnival, complete with games, exhibits, and performances. Friday morning the carnival will open to the community for all to enjoy!

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