Camp Discovery: Art & Reading with Eric Carle
We will dive into books written by one our favorite authors and illustrators, Eric Carle! We will take a closer look at his unique methods of illustrating, and learn about his use of colors, textures, and patterns. As we learn and explore, we will create our own works of art, just like Eric Carle!
Directors: Eman Elmahi & Azeb
Like to be active? Come have a ton of fun at Duke School’s Summer Blast Camp! Join us for a week of group games, card games, board games, creating crafts, art projects, and baking yummy treats. We'll also find time to explore the nearby trails of Duke Forest, and cool off in the creek when it gets hot!
Director: Anna Allman
Stories and STEM
Campers will explore the world of STEM through hands on activities related to rich read alouds. In the tradition of STEM, campers will be inspired to learn about science, nature, engineering, math and how they intersect with the social and cultural world kids deal with every day. Campers will work to collaborate to complete inquiry, design prototypes, and build and create.
Director: Christine Caffarello
Crafts and Cakes
Join Emily Grace in the kitchen baking sweet treats every day! Baking cookies, cakes, and anything sweet in the morning and crafting in the afternoon. Crafts include painting, nature activities, and growing plants in our own room. Join Crafts and Cakes for a full day of treats and creativity.
Director: Emily Grace Allman
Farm to Table
Do you like to cook, stitch, and sew? Then this is the camp for you! During our week together, we will visit a local farm and our community garden and cook with the foods from both. Additionally, we will stitch and sew items to use in our kitchen. Students will take home projects such as stitchery kitchen towels, painted napkins, and a pot with seeds to grow.
Campers enter into the world of engineering and robotics with Arduinos as they wire, build, and code their custom Creator Bots! This class is great for the hands-on tinkerers and engineers of tomorrow who love to figure out how things work and put robots and circuits together. We also focus on the code - as campers code their Creator Bots to conquer fun challenges and then learn to code their Arduinos to integrate motors, lights, sounds, claws, sensors, and more! Campers race their bots at the end of the week!
Innovation and Design Camp
Welcome to the Google Affiliated Innovation and Design camp movement! Innovation and Design is inspired by the maker movement, which brings together people who like to create, make and explore - all while having FUN! Campers in Innovation and Design Camp will have opportunities to tinker, question, experiment, try something new, challenge themselves, work in teams, and get a little messy! Join us for a week of “making” awesome projects, virtual "field trips," and connecting with like-minded young makers from around the world on Google+. Innovation and Design Camp will inspire your camper to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it!
Director: Willie Nicholson
Chefs in Training
Want to learn how to cook a cheap and delicious meal in less than 30 minutes?
Want to experiment with new fruits, vegetables, meats, and ways of cooking such as vegetarian and vegan? Come join us for Chefs in Training during summer camp!
Director: Catherine Rancourt