Our Favorite Summer Studio 2019 Classes
Our classes cover a broad range of topics, from academics to robotics and sports to exploratory day trips, and are offered to campers in preschool through grade 8. Below is a sampling of some of our campers’ favorites from Summer Studio 2019. Details about Summer Studio 2020 will be posted in mid December 2019.
Adventures in Augmented Reality
Holograms came to life in this first-ever augmented reality class offered during Summer Studio. Campers used cutting-edge software to create holographic scenes that were viewable with a smartphone and a magic futuristic cube.
Campers explored a variety of media – including watercolors, chalk, oil pastels, tempera paints, and clay – as they created beautiful works of art inspired by famous artists such as Rothko, Kandinsky, and Duchamp. The class also experimented with different art techniques using conventional materials such as paint brushes and pencils as well as more unconventional materials such as leaves and sponges.
Each day our chefs were given a basket of three or four ingredients reflecting French, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and “All-American” cuisines and were tasked with using the ingredients to make mouthwatering specialties and traditional favorites while exploring new ingredients, tastes, and combinations.
Campers used their creativity to solve a series of Web-based coding challenges. Each lesson built fluency in essential digital skills needed for the future.
Our chefs spent three days learning cupcake basics like measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finished the week with two days of baking battles! Small teams faced off to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!”
Campers used their keen sense of observation and deductive reasoning skills to gather evidence on a secret mission at the Spy Museum, stopped a runaway subway train at the Escape Room Live, and used the elements of descriptive writing to reveal their reviews about the covert side of the DC area.
Our future business leaders created a business, learned about the stock market, and discovered how the current economy impacted their business model and products. Additionally, they created, designed, and sold handmade products at a camp Sale-A-Thon with all the money going to charity.
Jump Into Junior Kindergarten
Our 4-year-old campers enjoyed a variety of activities – such as art, music, creative play, and outdoor fun – with the aim of engaging them physically, mentally, and socially. Our campers flourished in this low-key environment that helped prepare them for the new school year.
Print, Bake, and Decorate
Campers used Tinkercad to design and 3-D print their very own cookie cutter to shape and bake their own cookies. They also learned the basic fundamentals of cookie decorating using colorful icing and sprinkles.
Moana’s Dance Adventure Camp
Our dancers journeyed through the open ocean on an action-packed voyage that was filled with magical songs and island dancing from the hit movie. They enjoyed the creative activities, fun crafts, amazing costumes, and (of course) the props as they figured out “How Far We’ll Go” in the quest to save the island.
Campers unlocked the power of ROBLOX® Studio to build 3-D models and create their very own adventures in ROBLOX® world. They were able to bring characters to life with unique animation design.
Step Into Preschool
Our youngest campers loved this relaxing introduction to the school environment. Campers experienced circle time and creative play; weekly on-campus Friday Frolics adventures such as puppet shows and fire trucks; and of course, playground time to encourage physical development.