Pathfinders: Entering Grades 5–8
Pathfinders will be immersed in an in-depth study of a wide range of summer activities. Come be inspired, get excited about science, develop an appreciation for the outdoors, build connections and learn together. Use a little brainpower and a lot of teamwork as you challenge yourself in a fun summer adventure.
8:00–8:30 Morning Drop Off
8:30–9:00 Meet and Greet
9:00–9:15 Morning Huddle
9:15–1:00 Theme-based activities, snack, outdoor games, swimming
1:45–4:00 Theme-based activities, snacks, outdoor games, swimming
4:00 Afternoon pick up
4:00–5:00 Afternoon Antics (additional fee required)
Week 1. Extraordinary Science
Extraordinary Science - Join us for a great time as you learn basic chemistry, physics and earth science concepts with simple ingredients and basic materials. Explore chemical reactions to simple machines, surface tension, gravity, buoyancy and more with various science experiments and activities.
Week 2. Young Chefs, Tweens & Teens
Immerse yourself in a daily, culinary adventure in our teaching kitchen. Develop new skills or advance your techniques by studying the great chefs of our time. Each day is filled with fun, good food, hands-on adventures and fresh ingredients as we build upon new culinary skills and techniques.
Week 3. Working with Wood
With wood as your artistic medium, gain inspiration from sculptors and wood carvers around the world to create your own masterpiece. Learn basic woodworking skills using hand tools as your imagination leads you to your own creations.
Week 4. Cycling Club
Cycling Club - Learn essential bike safety and bike repair from a local cycling enthusiast. Each day we’ll head out to take advantage of local trails and roadways, with stops along the way to appreciate our beautiful surroundings. Helmets are required.
Week 5. Clay Creations
Learn a variety of techniques—Pinch, roll, coil, or flatten your clay to make functional or sculptural pieces. Projects will be open-ended as you learn the basic hand-building techniques with enough guidance to inspire your own unique creation.
Week 6. Creative Labs
July 31–Aug 4
Creative Labs - Every day our hands-on STEAM activities will focus on learning, exploring and designing things using everyday items in a new and different way. The focus will be on expressing ideas through simple materials and lots of imagination and creativity.