SMART Girls Summer Camp

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Register now for summer 2015! Check out options below for SMART and SMARTER Girls Camp sessions.  

SMART Girls Camp for girls in rising 3rd through 6th grades: Girls enrolled in SMART Girls Camp learn to be curious and confident young mathematicians, scientists, and artists. Students have two morning academic sessions in which they learn important math, science, technology, and/or creative writing skills through eye-opening experiments and hands-on research. After lunch, campers participate in art, drama, and/or puppetry workshops, designed to inspire creative thinking and build confidence. 

SMARTER Girls Camp for girls in rising 7th through 9th grades: Girls enrolled in SMARTER Girls Camp cross the bridge from simple talk about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs to actual steps toward pre-engineering fun! Students put their love of science, art, math, and robotics to the challenge. Designed for the creative builder, campers will truly turn their minds on through interactive work. In addition to the academic boost, campers will also learn leadership skills. Confidently brilliant—that’s our SMARTER Girls!

Summer 2015 Courses 

SMART Girls camp runs for two distinct week-long sessions in 2015, June 1 - 5 and June 8 - 12. Campers can choose 2 of the 4 math, science, technology, or creative writing courses to fill their morning schedules. Every effort will be made to accommodate first choices. In the afternoon, every girl will take drama and have an additional choice of visual art or puppetry.

*For campers who choose to attend both weeks, course material will differ.


Session 1: June 1 - 5 Session 2: June 8 - 12
MATH: Mathemagic
It’s time to be astounded, amazed, and left speechless. This is the chance to learn magic tricks that all share one thing in common: their solutions are all based in math. We’ll solve all sorts of magic mysteries by using the math facts we already know and use some brain power we never knew we had.
MATH: Games for the Math Minded

Imagine playing games that are so fun that your brain doesn’t even realize it’s getting a great math workout. This class is a perfect mixture of active games, puzzle games, and games of strategy. There will be games you will play with a large group, small group, and games that you can enjoy by yourself.

SCIENCE: Build Your Dream House
Learn about what keeps a house standing and take the helm as architect and engineer to create the house of your dreams.
SCIENCE: Exploring Liquids and Involving Dissolving
What makes something a liquid? Are all liquids the same? Explore the properties of liquids through interactive activities. As they ‘disappear’ into a gas, ponder the effects of heating, mixing, and observing different solutions. This will ‘flow’ into activities that explore dissolving, evaporation, and crystallization. 

 

TECHNOLOGY: iScratch (3rd/4th Graders) 
Learn the ABCs of computer programming and coding with this introduction to Scratch. Course allows students to explore creating their own interactive games and applications.*

App to It!  (5th/6th Graders)
Want to create your own app? Explore how to take an everyday problem and create a technical solution. What is it you'd like to solve? Is there issue you'd like to bring awareness to or teach others something you're good at? If so, this app course is for you!*

TECHNOLOGY: iScratch (3rd/4th Graders) 
Learn the ABCs of computer programming and coding with this introduction to Scratch. Course allows students to explore creating their own interactive games and applications.*

App to It!  (5th/6th Graders)
Want to create your own app? Explore how to take an everyday problem and create a technical solution. What is it you'd like to solve? Is there issue you'd like to bring awareness to or teach others something you're good at? If so, this app course is for you!*

CREATIVE WRITING: Write Here, Write Now
Students will explore a variety of creative writing exercises, including poetry, character creation, and short story writing. The course will culminate in authoring one's own children's book.

CREATIVE WRITING: We Can Be Heroes
Create and illustrate your very own comic books. Each camper will create her own unique comic hero, and plan an adventure-filled story sure to delight readers of all ages!

THEATRE: Sing Broadway
Live out your dreams of performing on Broadway! Sing, dance and perform the newest and greatest Broadway hits.*
THEATRE: Sing Broadway
Live out your dreams of performing on Broadway! Sing, dance and perform the newest and greatest Broadway hits.*
ART: Project Green - Recyclable Art
Create stunning art using recyclable materials such as aluminum, wood, and bottle caps. Campers also enrolled in Build Your Dream House will also construct small-scale furniture for their houses.
ART: Create a Masterpiece
Explore the vast history of artists and their masterpieces....and then create your own! Every day will be a new opportunity to make your mark on the art world. 
PUPPETRY: Explore fun with puppets! Build and create your own puppet, help find its voice, and get ready to put on a show.*

PUPPETRY: Explore fun with puppets!
Build and create your own puppet, help find its voice, and get ready to put on a show.*

 

Camp Details

SMART Girls runs for two distinct sessions, June 1 - 5 and June 8 -12. Girls can register for one session or both sessions. All sessions are held on the AGS campus, and both are open to girls entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall of 2015.

SMARTER Girls runs for a one-week session, June 8 -12. All sessions are held on the AGS campus, and both are open to girls entering grades 7 through 9 in the fall of 2015.  

SMART and SMARTER Girls Summer Camp runs daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Aftercare is available from 3:30 to 5 pm. 

Cost*

  • $375 for June 1 - 5
  • $375 for June 8 - 12
  • $700 for June 1 - 5 and June 8 - 12
  • $400 for SMARTER Girls June 8 - 12
Aftercare is FREE of charge

A non-perishable lunch should be brought from home; snack will be provided.

*For any cancellations after April 1, only a 50% refund will be given.