All enrichment camps start on Monday, June 28, 2021 and end on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Friendship’s enrichment camps will be conducted between the hours of 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (at elementary and middle schools) and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (at high schools). No camps on Monday, July 5th.
Afternoon enrichment camps start immediately after Summer Learning Academy (SLA) ends daily. All scholars must be enrolled in Summer Learning Academy (SLA) from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in order to participate in the enrichment camps. (High School SLA runs from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm daily.)
Friendship District-Wide Summer Arts Camp
Dance Camp: Dancers will learn different dance styles through history, performance and exploration and work with their instructor in the choreography of pieces that will be part of the final performance. Dancers will also collaborate with the musicians and other artists for the final performance.
Vocal Music Camp: The vocal music camp exposes students to various genres of vocal music to include: Musical Theater, Rock, Jazz, Opera, R & B, etc. Students also learn basic music theory, and one-on-one music instruction. Students have the opportunity to explore their creativity, build skills like teamwork and self-esteem, and develop their musical abilities as soloists and in ensembles. Vocalists will work with their instructor on the pieces that will be part of the final performance.
Instrumental Music Camp: Musicians will learn to play a songs with musical instruments. Drums, keyboard, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and string instruments. This is an opportunity for artists to be in an ensemble, play as a group and how to perform in front of an audience. Musicians work collectively with the instructor to learn and build on the songs that will be performed. Musicians will work with their instructor on the pieces that will be part of the final performance.
Drama/Theater Camp: Scholars will engage in role playing, thinking strategically, and working as a team. Students will gain confidence and poise through their work on stage and increase their abilities in memorization, focus, improvisation, public speaking and with literary analysis skills. Students will spend the 5 weeks preparing for the full-length musical, during which many discover their artistic voices. The Theater Design, Production, and Management core provides a foundation of skills in design (costume, lighting, scenery, or sound), production (costume or technical), stage management, or theater arts design and production. By acquiring a base of artistic and technical skills, students begin to explore the breadth and depth of what it means to be a professional theater artist today.
Musical Production/Spoken Word: Writers and Poets, will work independently and collaboratively to learn, produce and perform spoken word pieces that will be drawn from the experiences of other writers and styles of writing and performing work. In addition, writers and poets will work with other artists to create final pieces and promotional pieces for marketing the show. Song Writing and Sound Design Writers will write their songs and record them with special effects
Visual Arts Camp: The visual arts camp is designed for scholars to build and develop their creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design.
This intensive camp is for scholars who want to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as for scholars with limited art training and design skills. The camp will help scholars build a portfolio and provide artistic set pieces and props for the final production.
Friendship District-Wide Summer STEM Camp
Robotics, Coding, and More:
This camp is designed to introduce campers to the fascinating and technical world of robotics. It will help them better understand the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, (STEM) concepts used in modern manufacturing. The camps expose campers to programming robotics through the use of software. In addition to the technological information the campers receive, the program enables them to learn and practice lessons in leadership skills, communication, and teamwork.
Campers will spend time building and modifying simple machines with a goal of combining or automating them to complete a Chain Reaction Challenge. With that foundation, they will move on to build a basic robot that functions in tele-operated mode (remote control) and add original object manipulator assemblies to participate in a team-based competitive challenge (i.e. Robot Soccer).
Elementary Camps (for current grades 1st– 3rd): Campers will explore and gain confidence with new technology skills. This camp uses LEGO® components to build visual and special skills as well as incorporating robotics and circuit-building skills right into the LEGO® projects.
Middle School Camps (for current grades 4th – 8th): Campers will experiment with pre-programmed sensor functions and then complete individual programming challenges to customize sensor functions. They will then build and operate the full Clawbot IQ with Sensors and experiment with both a controller and autonomous programming to control it. On their final day of camp, students will focus on the Highrise Challenge, completing a teleoperated mode (remote control) version of the challenge in the morning, then optimizing their robot and programming throughout the day to compete in an autonomous mode Highrise Programming Challenge at the end of their camp experience.
High School Camps (for current grades 9th – 12th): This camp is designed for High School students to explore VEX Robotics and increase skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Campers will experience a “mini” VEX Robotics season. In their teams, campers will design, build, and program their robot, practice and troubleshoot, and compete in Robot (driving the robot) and Programming (autonomous programming) Skills and a small tournament.
Students will have the opportunity to improve a variety of skills, including working with:
- Power sources
- Motors and sensors
- Torque and speed
- Navigation and robot control
- Programming and autonomous mode
- Design software
Campers also practice teamwork, project management, and critical thinking.
For more information on these camps and other summer enrichment camps at Friendship, please contact the following:
Mr. Bruce Mann, Office of Extended Learning Programs, at email@example.com