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Wappingers Continuing Education 2018 SUMMER CAMPS

Welcome to online registration for Wappingers Continuing Education 2018 Summer Camps, with offerings for all ages and grades.

After reviewing the class choices, please select the camps that interest you and provide the participant's information in the fields below. You may choose to pay online with a credit card or submit a cash or check payment to the Continuing Education Department.

PLEASE NOTE:  If paying by credit card, Visa, Mastercard or Discover only. NO DEBIT CARDS, VISA/DEBIT OR AMEX ACCEPTED.  If paying by credit card a 3.07% administrative fee will be added to the total.

if paying by check, payment must be received in the Continuing Ed office within 2 weeks of registering. If you select the pay by cash or check option, the 3.07% processing fee will be deducted from your total due and that amount will be reflected in the balance due. If registering within a week of the start of a camp, and paying by check, payment must be received in the Continuing Ed office PRIOR to the start of the camp.

STEM/SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hands-On Fun with Science! *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 4-6
Explore rainbows and prisms, wiggle with worms, fly high with physics, concoct chemical reactions, putter with plants, and fiddle with fossils. Each day is filled with fun, games and hands-on activities. Participants will create and build experiments such as terrariums, kaleidoscopes & rockets that they can actually keep! Real science disguised as pure plain & simple fun! Barbara Procario, a National Board Certified WCSD science instructor & NYS Master Teacher will run camp. Students will need to pay a $15 materials fee on the first day of class. LIMIT 15 STUDENTS
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Van Wyck JHS, Room 225


Camp Invention
For students entering grades K-6
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators will lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for rising 1st-6th graders. Participants will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat, playing high-energy games, building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices, and discovering the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid, and coding. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovations. Register with WCSD Continuing Ed, but for additional program information visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
Cost: $250
Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Time: 8:00 AM-2:15 PM
Location:  Van Wyck JHS


Mad Science: NASA: Journey into Outer Space
For students entering grades 1-2 & 3-6 (two groups)
This voyage of discovery will explore planets, moons, comets and other phenomena in our solar system. Come investigate our sun along with other stars and the galaxies they form. Build a Mad Science rocket and then design, build and launch your own version. Learn about the challenges of living in space and then undergo astronaut training. Discover technologies developed for use in outer space while navigating a laser maze. Campers will have lots of projects to make and take home including two rockets, a space copter, meteorological station, star chart and a telescope. Camp is run by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP.
Cost: $175
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, 29
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 122 & 123


Mad Science: Crazy ChemWorks
For students entering grades 1-2 & 3-5 (two groups)
The most frequent reaction to the chemistry demonstrations in this camp is “Wow!” – one simple word with great experiences behind it. During this action-packed camp, kids explore chemistry in a playful, safe manner. With spectacular hands-on activities and amazing demonstrations, kids will both learn and apply the concepts, tools, and techniques of real chemists. Campers will start by learning real lab techniques and safety procedures, and then use these to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combos. They will experiment with super-sticky-stuff, explore glow-in-the-dark technology, mix potions, make slime, and grow crystals! Each camper will take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes a graduated cylinder, a beaker, a flask, an experiment tube, pH paper, a thermo-cup, and more! Camp is run by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP.
Cost: $175
Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 122 & 123


Mad Science: Mad Machines and Crazy Contraptions
For students entering grades 1-2 & 3-5 (two groups)
This inventor’s camp is designed by you – the inventor! Each day students will be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world-famous inventors and the most important thing of all – their minds! If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive? You will need to build shelter, find food and purify water, protect yourself and your teammates from the elements and find a way off the island – or die trying (not really). Journey to the future & examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century; then design the future – today. “Create” mini-light sabers, “green energy”, and hovercraft. With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults & forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design and construct a dancing robot. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration & 90% perspiration…this camp is 100% fun! Camp is run by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP.
Cost: $175
Dates: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 122 & 123


Mad Science: Brixology: Engineering with LEGO® Bricks
For students entering grades 2-3 & 4-6 (two groups)
Come learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct different engineering-themed projects using LEGO® bricks. Learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station, or discover mechanical engineering as you build boats & vehicles. From carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Take-home projects are provided each day, most of which are brick-based & can be used with LEGO® bricks at home! Camp is run by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP.
Cost: $175
Dates: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 122 & 123


Mad Science: Ancient Adventures and Buried Bones
For students entering grades 2-3 & 4-6 (two groups)
Unearth the past in this archaeology and paleontology camp. Dig into the physical remains left behind by people and animals long ago. Learn how fossils were created. Make your own fossil replicas, including a velociraptor claw, a T-Rex tooth, and an insect trapped in amber. Identify ancient fossils – including some from the Hudson Valley! Explore human history by examining the objects that ancient peoples left behind. Delve into the mysteries of the lost city of Pompeii. Participate in a mock archaeological dig & attempt to solve an ancient mystery. Preserve genuine artifacts and take home an actual Roman coin that is over a thousand years old! Camp is run by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP.
Cost: $175
Dates: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 122 & 123


Young Hacks Academy: Beta Masters
For students ages 12-15
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party for friends and family. No programming experience is required. For more information on the program visit www.younghacks.com.
Cost: $345
Dates: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location: Wappingers JHS, Room M-12

  

Young Hacks Academy: Internet of Things  *CANCELED*
For students ages 12-15
The Internet of Things (IoT) is created and controlled with artful code. What was once the realm of desktops, laptops, and smartphones, now includes almost anything imaginable from cars to refrigerators, to traffic signals and multitudes of sensors. Understanding these systems can be very empowering while navigating our world. Those able to create such systems will be tackling many of Earth’s greatest problems and filling the marketplace with new and exciting products. For the emerging innovator with programming experience, this camp builds experimental knowledge through IoT design challenges. Students will use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE), control electrical circuits, & communicate with each other & the Internet. These design challenges present principles of computer science, computer networks, and electrical engineering within an authentic environment. Campers return from this camp – not only with experiential knowledge – but also with an IoT PLC kit to continue innovating. For more information on the program visit www.younghacks.com.
Cost: $365
Dates: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Time: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location: Wappingers JHS, Room M-12

    

Young Hacks Academy: Team Elektra  *CANCELED*
For girls ages 10-15
The brilliant ones! A celebration of creative problem-solving and empowerment, the YHA Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of computer science & digital expression can make a difference in the local and global community. As a grassroots organization, Team Elektra members develop interactive stories using Scratch and collaborate on inspirational videos and websites about meaningful issues. They learn how to use code to create a powerful message that communicates to the world who we are, and the positive change that we seek. Following the lead of successful women shaping their future in tech, YHA Team Elektra unleashes confidence & life skills in a week full of creativity, design, color, and fun. For more information on the program visit www.younghacks.com.
Cost: $345
Dates: 
Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Time: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location: 
Wappingers JHS, Room M-10 


 
Camp Discovery *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 4-6
Have you ever wanted to build an earthquake-proof building, create your own slime and ooze, or construct a vortex generator? Join us this summer and you’ll do all these things and more! Camp Discovery is for students entering 4th-6th grade who enjoy creating & exploring the world hands-on. Daniel Barbuto, a certified WCSD teacher will be running the camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $95
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Cafeteria 2



COMPUTERS

Computer Camp
For students entering grades K-5
Students will have use of the Mac Air laptops and iPads. Campers will learn how to code, do some coding activities and projects, create projects on the iPad, and work on typing skills, in addition to playing some educational games. Material will be different in each session, so sign up for one week or both! The camp will be run by Karen LaDuca, a WCSD computer lab teaching assistant.
Cost: $95 (session 1) / $80 (session 2)
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fishkill Elementary School, Library



LEGO® ROBOTICS & DESIGN

Snapology: Ninja/Pokemon/Star Wars and More!
For students ages 5 and up
Sensei Wu needs you! Design a Ninja dojo using LEGO® bricks, and train your men to battle with the best; or come participate in Star Wars-themed activities, build scenes from the movie, build ships, light sabers, you name it. Building a strong structure is one of the most basic, but important aspects of engineering. Through instruction and the students’ imagination, campers will learn techniques to build a strong structure with bricks. Each camper will go home with a mini-figure or LEGO® kit. Camp will be run by Snapology of the Mid-Hudson Valley. LIMIT 30 STUDENTS.
Cost: $175 (morning session) / $150 (afternoon session) / $280 (full day session)
Dates: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM (morning) / 12:30 PM-2:30 PM (afternoon) / 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (full day) *A.M. SESSION & FULL DAY SESSION CLOSED*
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Cafeteria 2


Snapology: Minecraft/STEM Creative Building
For students ages 6 and up
Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those creepers! Join us as we bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks. Create your own world that includes animals, creepers, and your very own Minecraft character. Students will also have the opportunity to use their creativity to solve problems including how to create the fastest Go Kart, zip down a mountain, and design inventions that even the best master builder would envy. Come join in the fun! Each camper will go home with a mini-figure or LEGO® kit. Camp will be run by Snapology of the Mid-Hudson Valley. LIMIT 30 STUDENTS.
Cost: $175 (morning session) / $150 (afternoon session) / $280 (full day session)
Dates: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Time: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM (morning) / 12:30 PM-2:30 PM (afternoon) / 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (full day)
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Cafeteria 2



SPORTS, RECREATION & FITNESS

Sports and Games Camps
For students entering grades 1-5
Have some fun playing a variety of outdoor sports such as kickball, wiffle ball, capture the flag, soccer, basketball, etc., as well as some favorite indoor gym games, in a non-competitive atmosphere where sportsmanship and teamwork are stressed! Some games will be played outdoors as long as weather permits, so be sure to bring sunscreen, water, and a small snack. In case of inclement weather camp will be held in the gym. The camps will be run by Kathleen Landry, a WCSD P.E. instructor.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (session 1) / 9:00 AM-12:45 PM (session 2)
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School


RCK Soccer Camp
For boys and girls ages 5-10
Students will receive soccer training and instruction from the RCK coaching staff and varsity players, along with NCAA college soccer players. The camp will focus on improving technical skills, as well as learning the fundamentals of the game in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. Campers will play at their own ability and comfort level, and all levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Campers should bring cleats/sneakers, shin guards, a ball, towel and plenty of water. Goalies should bring goalie equipment. Water, sport drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. All campers receive a free t-shirt!
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, June 25-Thursday, June 28
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Wappingers JHS Fields


T.E.A.C.H. – Have Fun, Get Fit! *ALL SESSIONS CANCELED*
For students ages 8 and up
T.E.A.C.H. (Train Express Art Chasing Health) provides youth with a fun and innovative program that keeps them active by using strength training exercises, games, and various art forms to promote self-expression. We keep students active which improves their emotional and physical well-being and boosts their self-esteem and builds their character. T.E.A.C.H is comprised of several disciplines to support and provide a great foundation for students. Campers will be introduced to basketball, football, and soccer training, along with yoga, dance, boxing and art, and become part of a video collage to catalog their progress. The camp is run by TrekFit, for more information go to the TrekFit website: http://trekfit365.com/.
Cost: $109 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session 3: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Gym    


Horseback Riding Camp at Old Dalton Farm
For students ages 5 and up
Campers will spend their day in a complete and comprehensive equine experience. Each day will start with a horsemanship lecture and demonstration to teach campers the basics of horse care and barn management. Each lecture provides a hands-on approach so each child is not only taught but is able to implement their new skill. We then saddle up and head to the ring for our riding lesson. Each new rider is given individual attention to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. As available, horse specialists such as blacksmiths and veterinarians, are brought in for guest lectures. On Fridays, campers are treated to a day of fun. Games on horseback, t-shirt decorating, a scavenger hunt, and a pizza party will complete our fun week together. Early morning drop-off and/or late pick-up are available at a rate of $10/hour. Arrangements need to be made prior to start of camp.
Cost: $310 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, July 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6
Session 3: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session 4: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Session 5: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Session 6: Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17
Time: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Location: Old Dalton Farm, 32 Fordington Drive, Poughquag


Horseback Riding Camp at Meadow Creek Farm
For students ages 6 and up
Campers will spend their days in an all-encompassing equitation experience. Before jumping into the saddle for individually tailored, daily riding lessons, students will learn and perform the basics of routine horse care and stall management. Afternoon hands-on horsemanship lectures and demonstrations range from basic grooming and tacking, to the identification & management of common horse ailments. As available, there will be guest visits from horse-care specialists such as farriers & vets. On "Fun Friday" students will celebrate their accomplishments with horse-related games and an end-of-session mini horse show to to demonstrate what they've learned. Each session will be tailored towards all levels of riders from those who have never ridden before to those who take weekly lessons. There will be multiple groups catering to each level of progression. Early morning drop-off and/or late pick-up are available at a rate of $10/hour. Arrangements need to be made prior to start of camp.
Cost: $320 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: Meadow Creek Farm, 321 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley

Basketball Camp
For boys and girls entering grades 1-6
The John Jay Patriots will hold a coed summer basketball camp covering all aspects of the game of basketball. This will be a great opportunity for young players to work with the varsity teams and coaching staff to help build proper fundamentals and become better basketball players. Space is limited! Register early to avoid being closed out. All campers receive a FREE BASKETBALL!
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Gym


Sports Performance *CANCELED*
For boys and girls entering grades 8-12
This class is designed for student-athletes who want to improve their athletic capacity in the following areas: speed, strength, power, agility, conditioning and flexibility. Class will be run by Chris Perry, Ketcham HS wrestling coach. LIMIT 30 STUDENTS.
Cost: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 10-August 9
Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: TBD


Kwon's Korean Martial Arts Camp
For students entering grades K-8
This is a unique program that provides character development and incorporates physical exercise with life skills. The program is open to students in grades K-8 and is designed not only to introduce your child to Martial Arts but also to improve concentration, listening skills, courtesy, and to help build self-confidence. Martial Arts can benefit educational sills, health and life, both in home and at school. The Summer Program offers daily Martial Arts classes; Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do (self-defense), Kum Ye Do (weapons training), sparring, board-breaking, and an amazing outdoor obstacle course. In addition, field trips are available to Splash Down Beach, Bounce Trampoline Sports, Trevor Zoo, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and hiking at Bowdoin Park. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE, you need only provide lunch and snacks. Kwon’s Martial Arts combines physical training with discipline and respect, keeping your kids both active and enriched throughout the summer. *Early morning drop-off and/or late pick-up are available NO CHARGE. Regular camp hours 9-3 with drop off as early as 7:30 am and as late as 6:00 pm. During early and late pick up hours, campers will learn additional Korean culture songs and activities, play games, and participate in a Martial Arts reading program. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $249 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Session 3: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 4: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session 5: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Session 6: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Session 7: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Session 8: Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17
Session 9: Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24
Session 10: Monday, August 27-Friday, August 31
Time: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM* (see note in camp description)
Location: Kwon's Martial Arts, 766 Vassar Rd, between Burger King and Raymour & Flanagan


COOKING/CAKE DECORATING/SEWING

Beginning Machine Sewing–Pajama Bottoms - * CAMP IS FULL*
For students entering grades 7-9
Campers will learn how to read commercial patterns and instructions as they make a pair of pajama pants or shorts. They will also learn machine safety, the parts of a machine, and how to thread a machine. Campers will purchase their own fabric. Patterns, thread, and elastic will be supplied. Ann Frederick, a WCSD Clothing Management teacher, will be running the camp. LIMIT 8 STUDENTS.

Cost: $110
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Time: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Van Wyck JHS, Room 122


Intermediate Machine Sewing–Bags, Bags & More Bags!
For students entering grades 7-9
Prerequisite: students should have basic sewing knowledge as well as some experience operating a machine.
In this camp, students will choose from a selection of bags and create one or more of the following: lunch bag, string backpack, cosmetic bag or tote bag. This camp provides an opportunity for students to learn how to construct a lined bag (some with a zipper and interfacing.) Students will demonstrate the ability to read commercial patterns and use sewing machines to create their personalized projects. Campers will purchase their own fabric and zipper. Patterns, thread, and interfacing will be supplied. Ann Frederick, a WCSD Clothing Management teacher, will be running the camp. LIMIT 8 STUDENTS.
Cost: $110
Dates: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Van Wyck JHS, Room 122


Kids in the Kitchen
For students entering grades 5-8
Join us to have fun in the kitchen as we learn baking basics! Campers will be making muffins, cookies, and more. Small groups will work together preparing delicious goodies. Students will need to pay a $15 materials fee on the first day of camp which will include an apron to decorate. Please alert instructor of any food allergies. Camp will be run by Pam Arket, a FACS foods teacher in WCSD. LIMIT 18 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $120 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 9:15 AM-11:45 AM (session 1) / 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (session 2)
Location: Van Wyck JHS, Room 121


Cake and Cupcake Decorating  *ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL*
For students entering grades 4-8
Decorate a cake just like the professionals on TV! Students can start with a plain cake or cupcakes and over the course of the week, learn to make colorful icings, fondant from scratch ,and piping bag techniques. Create a cake for a celebration of your choice and a cupcake garden! Crissy Muratore of Hope Confections will be running the camp. Additional materials fee of $15 due to instructor on first day of camp. LIMIT 10 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $120 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session: 3: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Room 12



PERFORMING ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Lights, Camera, Action!
For students entering grades 4-8
Do you dream of acting on stage, building your own set or working the sound and lights? This camp will give you the opportunity to do so! Here we will work together to learn a script, build and paint a set, and then perform on stage for family and friends! Come join in the excitement! Jonathan Megna, a WCSD teaching assistant, will be the instructor. Additional supply fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Large Cafeteria


History in TV/Film - *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 6-10
Students will have the chance to study their favorite television shows and movies and view them from a historical perspective. How accurate is the history in each show/film? What point of view is the story being told from? What other mediums (comics, video games) involve history? LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Room 35


MUSIC

Glee Club
For students entering grades 3-6
Students will learn songs from popular Broadway shows and learn choreography to go with the songs. Each session will end with a performance by the students. Ann Sceri, the Drama Club Director at Myers Corners Elementary School, will be conducting this camp. 
Cost: $85 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Cafeteria


String Orchestra Camp
For students entering grades 6-8
String players who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade are welcomed to join us for a five-day string camp! Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of music styles in both large rehearsals and small group sectionals and will improve their skills in reading and performing music. Students will have the opportunity to attend performances by extremely talented musicians during the week. The camp will be run by Ms. Gricius, a WCSD orchestra instructor. All music will be provided by the camp. Students will be expected to bring their instrument each day, as well as water and a small snack.
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 30-August 3
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Kinry Road Elementary School, Cafeteria


READING/WRITING/MATH

Basic Computation Skills *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 2-5
This camp will teach basic addition and multiplication facts so that students can pass a minute math quiz in multiplication and addition. We will be using basic math postulates to teach techniques for high retention of facts. This method is highly successful for learning challenged and those afraid of math. Students can sign up for one week or both! Dr. Irvin Miller, a WCSD Math Specialist will be running this camp.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Room 38


Fun with Phonics
For students entering grades 1-2
Keep those early reading skills fresh and ready for September! Campers will use manipulatives and games to help keep reading a priority over these summer months. The focus will be on letter/sound recognition, c-v-c words (short vowel sounds), and some early reading sight words. Bring a smock and $10 supply fee to the first day of camp. See you for reading fun!
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Cafeteria


Write Your Own Book - *BOTH SESSIONS CANCELED*
For students entering grades 3-5
You can be an author! Campers will work on creating picture books of their own on a topic of their choice. Campers will take the entire week to write one big book, focusing on a different part each day - words, illustrations, dedications, front and back cover, character, setting, plot, etc. At the end of the week, each camper will have a beautifully illustrated hard-cover, bound book to bring home and share with their family. Larissa Luciano, a WCSD librarian, will be running the camp. Additional $10 materials fee due to instructor first day of class. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School


CERAMICS/CLAY

Clay Works  - *CAMP IS FULL*
For students entering grades 1-6
Students who love to work with three-dimensional materials will have the opportunity to create multiple art pieces using a variety of clays and new techniques. Modeling clay, polymer and air dry clay will be available for making jewelry, coil pots, animals, action figures…the possibilities are endless! Carly Fletcher, an art teacher at Fishkill Elementary will be the instructor. Registration fee includes all supplies. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $105
Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fishkill Elementary School, Room B-1


Create with Clay -
For students entering grades 3-9
Students will explore the various ways of creating functional and sculptural objects by learning different hand building techniques in stoneware (kiln fired.) Campers will make a variety of age-appropriate clay projects. Students will need to pay a $10 materials fee on the first day of the camp to the instructor. Camp will be run by Crista Burke, an art teacher at Van Wyck JHS. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $90 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29 (for grades 3-5) - SESSION  1 is CANCELED
Session 2: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13 (for grades 6-9)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Van Wyck JHS, Room 123


ARTS & CRAFTS

The Art of Play  *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 3-6
Students will create sculptures and artwork based off of popular outdoor games and activities. Each session will conclude with students testing their skill at playing their game as well as those of the group. David Lumia, an art teacher at Fishkill Plains, and Matthew Keeney, an art teacher at Myers Corners, will be leading the camp. Registration fee includes all materials. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $130 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29 (for grades 5-6)
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20 (for grades 3-4)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fishkill Plains Elementary School, Room 17


Camp Glam
For students entering grades 3-7
This camp provides campers with glamorous and creative opportunities to just have fun! Campers will participate in daily art projects, manicures, cupcake and cookie decorating, dancing and a whole lot more! A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of camp. Camp will be run by Lori Butler, a WCSD teacher at Brinckerhoff Elementary School. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $90
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Room 17



Happy Holidays! *BOTH  SESSIONS ARE CANCELED*
For students entering grades 2-6
Do you love to celebrate holidays? This camp will have you making valentines, decorating Easter eggs, planting pumpkin seeds, and ringing in the New Year…all in one week! Campers will be celebrating a different holiday each day of camp, so be prepared to see some snow flying this summer! Allison King, a WCSD AIS teacher will be running this camp. Students will need to bring a $10 materials fee to the instructor on the first day of camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $100 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Session 2: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (session 1) / 9:00 AM-12:40 PM (session 2)



Under the Sea!
For students entering grades 1-5
Have you ever imagined you were a whale or a dolphin and what life under water was all about? Then come join us “Under the Sea” as we explore what goes on under our oceans. Here campers will learn about all the sea animals and create many projects using paint, tissue paper, mirrors, wooden crafts and much, much more! We will also be building our own fish tank with all our favorite sea creatures, so keep your favorite sea creature in mind and join us in all the fun! Jonathan Megna, a WCSD teaching assistant, will be the instructor. Additional supply fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Time: 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 121



Crayola®Imagine Arts Academy: World of Design Camp
For students entering grades 1-2 & 3-5 (two groups)
Crayola® World of Design is a summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! Campers will learn about Mars, the rainforest, and cities of the future, and get engaged in the creative design process to solve real-world problems. Each camp day focuses on a specific field of design and our young architects, illustrators, and graphic designers develop their ideas from concept, to sketch, to a finished product. They bring their concepts to life by experimenting with Crayola® products and exploring art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, mixed media and collage. Combining art, design, fun active games and inspiring themes from around the world, this camp is designed to inspire! LIMIT 25 STUDENTS PER GROUP PER SESSION.
Cost: $175 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Rooms 115 & 117


Painter's Paradise
For students entering grades 2-6
Come and get creative with paint! Campers will paint on canvas and other surfaces, as well as do crafts that incorporate painting. If you like to create and want to have some fun, sign up, bring a smock and $20 supply fee and get ready to have fun! There will be different activities in session 1 and 2 so sign up for one or both.
Cost: $110 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session 2: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location:  Oak Grove Elementary (session 1) / Gayhead Elementary  (session 2)


Wearable Summer Art Goes Tribal!
For students ages 5-17
Learn a variety of tie dye patterns to create your own fun summer clothing, then print a tribal design on your creations! Complete your look by making your own jewelry and learning to make your own bag! Adrienne Pidanick, an art teacher, and Judy Spica, an occupational therapist, both from Gayhead, will be conducting the camp. *No camp on Wednesday, 7/4. LIMIT 30 STUDENTS for Session 1 and 35 STUDENTS for Session 2.
Cost: $110 (session 1) / $130 (session 2)
Session 1: Monday, July 2-Friday, July 6* (ages 5-10)
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20 (ages 11-17)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Gayhead Elementary School, Room 36


Scrapbooking  *CANCELED*
For students entering grades 2-6
Students in this camp will learn how to preserve their memories in a wonderful scrapbook to take home. Students should bring in their favorite photos on the first day of camp. They will then learn different techniques such as photo mounting, journaling, embellishing, embossing and so much more! Camp will be run by Lea Chiappetta, a teacher at Fishkill Elementary School. Please bring $20 supply fee to first class. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $80
Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fishkill Elementary School, Room 201


Art Lab  *CAMP IS FULL*
For students entering grades 1-6
If you love art and experimentation, this camp is for you! Students will be creating unique works of art that are made using unconventional materials and processes. Projects will include and are not limited to, making slime, painting with squirt bottles, tie-dying, painting with ice and eruption prints! Be prepared to get messy! Camp will be run by Carly Fletcher, an art teacher at Fishkill Elementary. Registration fee includes all supplies. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $105
Dates: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fishkill Elementary School, Room B-1


Digging Up Dinosaurs
For students entering grades 2-5
Explore the world’s most exciting prehistoric creatures in this camp. Discover why the Tyrannosaurus had sharp teeth, where the name “dinosaur” comes from, and more! Campers will also have fun doing crafts and taking part in their own excavation and dinosaur hunt to find dinosaur bones. Have a favorite dinosaur? Come join us and tell us all about it! Jonathan Megna, a WCSD teaching assistant, will be the instructor. Additional supply fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13
Time: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 121


Disney Adventures
For students entering grades 1-3
There’s a magical world out there and all you have to do is join “Disney Adventures” to explore it! Do you like to pretend that you are a mermaid, princess, pirate or a superhero? If so, this is the camp for you! Some Disney movies that we will be exploring are Coco, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, and all the Marvel superhero movies. Our day will be spent making crafts, painting and much more! Come join in all the fun! Jonathan Megna, a WCSD teaching assistant, will be the instructor. Additional supply fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of camp. LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.
Cost: $100
Dates: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Time: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Myers Corners Elementary School, Room 121


Hogwarts Summer Camp *BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL*
For students entering grades 5-7
Congratulations! You have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Campers will explore the magical world of Harry Potter through games, crafts, and activities. Come be sorted into your favorite house, design your own magic wand, create your own magic spells, and more! All students entering grades 5-7 are welcome to attend. The camp will be run by teacher Veronica Smith. Cost includes all supplies LIMIT 12 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $85 per session
Session 1: Monday, July 9- Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Room 18

Fun Around the World -  *BOTH SESSIONS ARE CANCELED*
For students entering grades K-5
Each day campers will travel to a different country and explore the language and culture of that country through arts and crafts, music and games. Each child will receive a passport that will be stamped at the end of each day and can be taken home at the end of the week. The camp will be run by Kelly Santana, a WCSD foreign language teacher. Students should bring a $5 supplies fee to the first class. LIMIT 15 STUDENTS PER SESSION.
Cost: $120 per session
Session 1: Monday, June 25-Friday, July 29
Session 2: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 16
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Oak Grove Elementary School, Room 19

Online registration for this program is currently closed/unavailable. Please contact Wappingers Central School District Continuing & Driver Education for further information.