All enrichment camps start on Monday, June 24, 2019 and end on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
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 Wednesday and Thursday, July 4th and 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.)
Summer Arts Camps
All performing arts camps will be rehearsing for the Final Show, which will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm. This summer’s production is “School of Hip Hop”. Location and more details to come.
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
Music Production (High School Only): This camp educates scholars in the fundamental concepts and skills of multi-track analog and digital audio recording. It then adds education in digital audio technology – including advanced, in-depth training in music recording software – and applies this knowledge and skill to the creation of recorded audio products through the recording, mixing, editing and manipulation of sonic elements in both the analog and digital domains. By establishing a strong foundation in the theories of sound and the techniques of professional recording, scholars gain valuable insight to the advanced skill set required in the modern day recording environment.
In the Music Production Camp, scholars will work hands-on with the finest professional microphones; learn the ins and outs of magnetic recording, signal processing, and the signal flow and operation of large professional recording consoles, including hands-on recording and automated mix. They will be trained by the experts as they gain practical, hands-on experience on modern consoles as they mix both stereo and surround.
Audio Engineering Camp (High School Only): Audio engineering camp will teach students how to bring the magic of sound to life. This includes the techniques of mixing background music, voices and sound effects to elicit the desired emotional response in a film, television program, album, or live performance.
On a typical day, scholars will participate in hands-on activities that teach the techniques to ensure that voices are clear and easily understandable. They will ensure that ambient sounds don’t overpower music and conversation throughout the recording or live performances. They will learn how to think fast and act fast to ensure the speakers, microphones and sound equipment perform flawlessly throughout the show. Scholars will learn to be creative problem solvers with the ability to apply critical thinking skills to all aspects of audio engineering. At the end of the camp, scholars will have improved communication skills, good manual dexterity and the ability to monitor multiple machines simultaneously.
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 IncredibleMinds – STEM Camps
Friendship’s IncredibleMinds STEM Camps are designed to increase scholars proficiency in science and math, and get them interested in STEM careers through exciting hands-on summer curricula and activities that focuses on projects and competitions.
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.
Campers will work on their robot to compete in the new game for the 2019-2020 VEX Robotics season, which will be announced at the World Championship in April 2019.
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.
Location 1: Southeast Academy for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)
This program is designed to help students develop the computer skills needed for the 21st century. Students will experiment with various online resources like wikis, blogs, digital stories and coding. Students will spend some time working with grade level appropriate websites. They will also have an opportunity to practice their keyboarding skills. Campers will Create Digital Art & Media, Learn to Code, Explore Engineering and Design Video Games. Popular workshops include 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Photoshop, Coding in Python, Minecraft Engineering, Action Game Design and much more!
STEM Sports Camp:
Location 1: Armstrong Campus for Kindergarten through 8th Grade (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Come play and learn with us this summer! The STEM Multi-Sport program incorporates essential sports basics such as shooting (basketball), throwing (football), kicking (soccer), and general game-play into its curriculum to help students understand the science behind the sports they love.
Participants receive access to a sports-themed kit that includes a teacher’s manual, sporting equipment, and other necessary items for the program to be implemented. The Multi-Sport kit is designed to be flexible and can be used during school hours, in after-school programs, and in summer camp settings, time and time again.
For more information on these camps and other summer enrichment camps at Friendship, please contact the following:
STEM Camp – Ms. Lynura Jackson at 202-281-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Camp – Ms. Teriauna Duran at 202-281-1700 or email@example.com
Friendship Cares Summer Enrichment Camp – Ms. Kuiana Stewart at 202-281-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org