Summer Camps 2018

Porter-Gaud Auxiliary team offers an amazing variety of engaging Summer Camps for the Charleston Community. See the descriptions below to find out what we offer. Click the register now link to add your participants. Please use a computer to register.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS

May 23rd

Wednesday, 5/23 First Aid 3:30-6:00 CPR: 6:00-8:30 Location: Health Classroom Price: $60, $60, $110

Head Athletic Trainer for Porter-Gaud School, Laura Sapper, is offering Heartsaver First Aid Certification with CPR and AED. Participants can sign up for First Aid, or CPR/AED or both. There is a discount if you register for both.

Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Heartsaver First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

Dinner will be provided!

June 4th-8th

State Champion Basketball: Ages 12-17, 8:30am-3:30pm

State Champion Coach John Pearson, Jr., Porter-Gaud Varsity Basketball Coach and His Staff

8:30am-3:30pm, $225, Wendell Center

The Porter-Gaud coaching staff is offering a camp for upcoming and prospective Junior Varsity Basketball players and rising Juniors. Join and enhance your fundamentals, techniques and overall ability. This is a camp that will help you reach the next level. The coaches will work with you individually and in groups. There will be highly competitive games throughout the week that will allow players to sharpen their on-court decision making and productivity. Join us to learn these necessary skills to develop your game and become an asset to your Varsity Team.

Lunch will not be provided.

Book Brainiacs: Ages 7-11, 9am-11am

Do you love reading? Are you an advanced reader and can't get enough of books? Splash on over to Mrs. Greer's summer reading group at Porter-Gaud for a week long book excursion! Bring sure to bring your sunglasses and beach towel for some reading relaxation. This class is capped at 12 students and you must pass a reading exam in order to attend.

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Carolina Soccer Centers: Ages 5-12, Half-day 8:30am-12pm, Full day 8:30am-3:30pm

JUNE 4TH TO JUNE 7TH


The Charleston Soccer Centers provides a comprehensive teaching and learning environment for young players through repetition,

correct technique and FUN soccer game related exercises. All participants will be challenged and motivated each day by our enthusiastic coaching staff.

This Full-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Thursday of the scheduled week, and the Half-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Lunch, Jersey, Soccer Ball and Waterslide Included!!

Very Vera Cooking Camp (Pre-Beginner): Ages 6-8, 8:30am-12pm

Vera Stewart’s love of teaching started when she graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a degree in Home Economics Education. It continued through a successful catering and mail order career when in 2004, VeryVera Cooking Camp was founded. For 14 years, VeryVera Cooking Camp has provided a unique summer camp experience for children ages 6-14 in Augusta, GA. We launched our first franchise programs in summer 2017, and in 2018 we will have locations in Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, Macon, GA, Indianapolis, IN, and Charleston, SC.


VeryVera Cooking Campers spend 5 days learning about food, getting hands-on in the kitchen, packaging their treats, and learning entrepreneurship in the process. Practicing and understanding the importance of etiquette and teamwork are incorporated into the daily activities.

The Picturing Writing Technique: Ages 6-10, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Beautiful Pictures Inspire Beautiful Words

Students in the Picturing Writing summer course will learn a technique that emphasizes the importance of both pictures and words in the writing process. Students will create simple crayon-resist and watercolor pieces that will become the backdrop for descriptive writing. This writing technique has been used by the teacher with students on two continents and results in vibrant art work and creative writing. This course is perfect for the seasoned writer and reluctant writer alike.

Register for this program after Book Brainiacs or VeryVera!


Suarez Soccer School: Ages 12-18, 9am-3pm

This week-long camp is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 to enhance all four—technical, tactical, physical and psychological—aspects of the game in a FUN and competitive environment. Players will also benefit from exposure to high-level training. This is an excellent way to prepare for the upcoming season.
Instructed by Temoc Suarez - former professional player, (US Futsal National Team, MLS, UNC All-American, US Olympics and Youth National Teams) and Porter-Gaud's own State Champion Coach Juan Roncancio.
Players are responsible for bringing their own ball and water bottle; and shin guards are required for participation.


Junior Football Camp with Coach Rick: Ages 7-12, 9am-12pm

DOWN . . . SET . . . HUT! Learn what it takes to excel in the game of football from Head Varsity Coach Rick Reetz! The first half of the day will focus on skill development, the fundamentals of running, passing, catching, and blocking. The second half will involve using what you learned in scrimmage play in a fun and competitive environment. Of course, this camp will not require any individual equipment or full contact. **This offering is open to both boys and girls.

June 11th-15th

Kevin Jackson Elite Soccer + Futsal: Ages 8-14, 9am-3pm

Instructor - Kevin Jackson, the State Director for U.S. Youth Futsal and former MLS player with the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution

Kevin Jackson designed this camp for the serious player looking to improve his/her skills and fit tactics. They offer training in the skills and techniques used in both outdoor and (Futsal) Indoor Soccer.

This camp is designed for the serious player looking to improve his/her skills and fit tactics. There are many camp opportunities to learn and improve your soccer skills during the summer, but there are few that can offer both indoor and outdoor facilities. Jackson Soccer Development/Elite Futsal Charleston’s camp is unique because we offer training in the skills and techniques used in both outdoor and (futsal) indoor soccer. The first part of the session will be devoted to the outdoor game. Campers will be learning technical and tactical elements of the game individually and as a team, eventually progressing into small sided drills and game simulating matches. Once play moves inside, athletes will focus on futsal, the only form of indoor soccer that is recognized world-wide. This area of the camp will work on individual foot skills, fast/accurate passing, movement off the ball, defending and attacking in one-on-one situations, and learning to read to game as it is played at a very fast pace.

Appropriate clothing, shin guards, cleats (for outside) and indoor soccer shoes/sneakers (for futsal) are required. Bring your lunch, a soccer ball, and water bottle.

Surfs Up: Ages 8-13, 9am-12pm

Surf's Up! Join the team at Folly Beach with Surfing Guru Gretchen Tate. This camp will meet at Porter-Gaud and transportation and Surf Boards will be provided! Don't miss this cool opportunity to learn the basics or advance your current surfing prowess. This is one of the most fun camps we offer all Summer, and space is limited to 12 participants. Gretchen Tate will provide all of the education and direction you will need to develop your surfing ability.


Campers can also meet at Folly Beach or get picked up there if preferred.



Queens of the Court: Ages 12-18, 1pm-4pm

SCISA State Champion Coach John Pearson is offering a week-long Basketball camp for all interested female athletes in the greater Charleston area. During this camp, girls will develop the skills and techniques they need to compete at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. Individual personalized training as well as organized team exercises will be utilized to bring out the best in our athletes. Come join us for some competitive fun and excitement. Open to all girls ages 12-18 who are interesting in improving their game.

Very Vera (Beginner): Ages 8-11, 8:30-12:00pm

Vera Stewart’s love of teaching started when she graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a degree in Home Economics Education. It continued through a successful catering and mail order career when in 2004, VeryVera Cooking Camp was founded. For 14 years, VeryVera Cooking Camp has provided a unique summer camp experience for children ages 6-14 in Augusta, GA. We launched our first franchise programs in summer 2017, and in 2018 we will have locations in Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, Macon, GA, Indianapolis, IN, and Charleston, SC.


VeryVera Cooking Campers spend 5 days learning about food, getting hands-on in the kitchen, packaging their treats, and learning entrepreneurship in the process. Practicing and understanding the importance of etiquette and teamwork are incorporated into the daily activities.


Bricks 4 Kids: STEAM Explorers: Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm

Bricks 4 Kidz is a STEAM-enrichment program that uses LEGO® Bricks, Duplo®, and robotics materials. Our programs create an interactive and dynamic environment where children learn, build, and play together under the direction of our Master Builders (Instructors) and have a blast in the process! Join us at Porter-Gaud this summer for TONS of FUN!!!

Each day of camp offers themed robotics models, creative free build and LEGO® group play, STEAM-oriented challenges & fun, games & activities, snack & drink, crafts, and more! We learn, we build, we play...with LEGO® Bricks.


Summer Snapshot: Ages 8-13, 12pm-3pm

Learn all about photography in these comprehensive afternoon workshops. Instruction will include the fundamentals, the language, and the history of this powerful medium. As a former Parson's Instructor and professional photographer, I will give your child all the basic knowledge to work the camera, such as depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and composition. Assignments (portraits, documentary photography, landscapes, self portraits) will be given each afternoon for review the next day. Finally, we will move into the "darkroom" (ie photoshop) for the last two days. No prior knowledge needed.

http://celestejoye.com/

Girls High School Basketball Camp: Ages 13-17, 12:30pm-4pm

*** June 11th to June 14th


This camp's goals are to develop the girls basketball program as a whole. This includes Individual skills and goals, team skills and goals and general knowledge of expectations. We are striving to gain consistency in all aspects of basketball fundamentals. Student Athletes will be instructed and coached by Jen Payes, John Pearson, Travis Smith and Jamal Curry.


June 18th-22nd

Super Summer Science: Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm

Instructors: Robin Rutherford, 4th Grade Science Teacher, and Pam Kizer,

Prepare to be astounded by the fantastic world of Science. The program will educate and captivate on the wonders of the world. This curriculum will be hands on with activities and include a tour of the Science Exhibit downtown.

Summer is a time for lots of fun! So Super Summer Science campers will be exploring and discovering science through many enjoyable activities in this camp. Be ready to cool off when we make snow, go back in history to make fossils, catch fish in a net at the beach, make rainbows in glasses, shoot rockets with Alka Seltzer, erupt volcanoes, and many more activities. Come join us for some super science fun and learning!


The Picturing Writing Technique: Ages 6-10, 1:00-4:00pm

Beautiful Pictures Inspire Beautiful Words

Students in the Picturing Writing summer course will learn a technique that emphasizes the importance of both pictures and words in the writing process. Students will create simple crayon-resist and watercolor pieces that will become the backdrop for descriptive writing. This writing technique has been used by the teacher with students on two continents and results in vibrant art work and creative writing. This course is perfect for the seasoned writer and reluctant writer alike.

Register for this program after Super Summer Science!


Classical Ballet and Contemporary Creation: Ages 6-9, 9am-12pm

World renowned Ballerina Lindy Mandradjieff will give your child an exhilarating summer with our Classical and Contemporary Creation Camp! These week-long sessions will challenge students academically and physically as they are immersed in the choreographic process. Each day will include age-appropriate technique classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as individual and group improvisation with the intent of extracting inspiration from non-traditional sources while exploring new movement patterns.

During the week students will be introduced to the principals of choreography through exciting and thought-provoking composition games and exercises, which will then become the building blocks of their own choreography. The workshop culminates in a performance of their original group piece followed by a discussion on the composition process. Teaching spatial coordination, creative problem solving and musicality, this camp is perfect for the eager, imaginative mind!


Girls Middle School Basketball Camp: Ages 9-13, 9am-3pm

Coaches Marcia Engelhardt and William Adams will be running this awesome basketball camp. The week-long program will include learning the fundamentals of basketball, friendly competitions, and preparing your daughter for the next level of basketball. Girls of all skill levels and experience are welcome, the main goal is to improve their game while having fun!


Physical Computing: Ages 10-14, 9am-1pm

Ever wanted to practice your spy skills, using cameras and sensors to warn you of visitors? How about making wearable clothing or jewelry that lights up according to your mood? Or making your own reaction game with buzzers and lights that you can play with your friends? If you love to code and also like to tinker with electronics, then the Physical Computing camp is for you! And even if you’re not sure but would like to try, come on out. We’ll have you building and coding your very own creations on the first day!


June 25th-29th

Carolina Soccer Centers: Ages 5-12, Half-day 8:30am-12pm, Full day 8:30am-3:30pm

JUNE 25TH TO JUNE 28TH


The Charleston Soccer Centers provides a comprehensive teaching and learning environment for young players through repetition,

correct technique and FUN soccer game related exercises. All participants will be challenged and motivated each day by our enthusiastic coaching staff.

This Full-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Thursday of the scheduled week, and the Half-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Lunch, Jersey, Soccer Ball and Waterslide Included!!

STEAM Safari with Palmetto Clayground: Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm

Join us for a fun-filled week on safari! We will use the savanna as our muse to explore engineering, animals, science, and art. Get ready for jungle slime, engineering a bridge for twenty-one elephants, and creating animal inspired pottery, acrylic and glass fusion masterpieces! We will create plates, platters, night lights, light switch plates, and canvas paintings.


All materials will be provided!


The Puppeteers: Ages 6-11, 1pm-4pm

Learn the secrets to making your own puppet show! Express yourself through creating and storytelling. During this five day camp, we will create different scenes, paint various backgrounds, and craft a marionette from scratch! At the end of the week, parents are welcome to attend a demonstration from our new puppeteers using everything we've made in class.


Cyclone Speed Camp: Ages 11-18, 8am-10am

Speed is a skill, and technique matters! Learn starts, acceleration mechanics, and drills for improving maximum velocity. Trying to lower your 40-yard dash time for football, improve track times, or get to the ball faster in any sport? Then don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for Middle and High School students.


Instructors will be the husband-wife duo of USATF (United States Track and Field) Certified Coaches, former college football player Ayinde Waring and former college track standout Erica Waring, utilizing over 25 years of track experience. The Warings have coached athletes that have competed on the state, regional, and national level in South Carolina and California and have coached several athletes to the USATF National Junior Olympics. Don't miss this unique opportunity to go from fast...to faster!


June 28th-July 1st

Khris Middleton Skills Academy (Session 1: 6/28 and 6/29): Ages 8-17, 9am-4pm

Khris Middleton, former Porter-Gaud star and current star for the Milwaukee Bucks, will host his 6th Annual Khris Middleton Skills Academy at his alma mater, Porter-Gaud School

The two-day basketball camp for girls and boys ages 8 - 17 will focus on basketball fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, teamwork, and shooting.

The Academy is for children of all skill levels! Campers will receive lunch, beverages, and prizes from corporate sponsors such as Nike and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Instructors: John Pearson, Jr., Porter-Gaud Varsity Basketball Coach and His Coaching Staff, and Khris Middleton

Khris Middleton Skills Academy (Session 2: 6/30 and 7/1): Ages 8-17, 9am-4pm

Khris Middleton, former Porter-Gaud star and current star for the Milwaukee Bucks, will host his 6th Annual Khris Middleton Skills Academy at his alma mater, Porter-Gaud School

The two-day basketball camp for girls and boys ages 8 - 17 will focus on basketball fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, teamwork, and shooting.

The Academy is for children of all skill levels! Campers will receive lunch, beverages, and prizes from corporate sponsors such as Nike and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Instructors: John Pearson, Jr., Porter-Gaud Varsity Basketball Coach and His Coaching Staff, and Kris Middleton

Includes rising Grades 4-12

July 9th-13th

State Champion Volleyball: Ages 10-18, 9am-3pm

JULY 9TH TO JULY 11TH


Train with the best, the 8-time defending State Champion PG Volleyball Team. This camp will focus on fundamentals, including more specific position training. Individual training will be integrated into team drills and game-like situations. This camp will be competitive and a great way to get ready for your upcoming volleyball season.


The Puppeteers: Ages 6-11, 1pm-4pm

Learn the secrets to making your own puppet show! Express yourself through creating and storytelling. During this five day camp, we will create different scenes, paint various backgrounds, and craft a marionette from scratch! At the end of the week, parents are welcome to attend a demonstration from our new puppeteers using everything we've made in class.

Youth Digital: App Design: Ages 9-16, 9am-3pm

Kids build their own mobile app! Ages 9-16

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn foundational mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game.

During camp, kids will complete a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app’s functionality! Kids learn the same App Design concepts the pros use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make their own mobile app! They learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, and the importance of user experience to make sure their game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make their game is exciting and challenging,

At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their finished app on their Android or iOS device! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!


Active Learning Presents: USA Chess Camp Ages 5-16

This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoons and all day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun­ filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more. Please visit: www.chesscamp.com for program details.


From Garden to Spoon: Ages 5-8, 9am-12pm

Let’s get our hands dirty as we learn about gardening and food! Garden with us by making take home garden boxes with a variety of herbs and other accessories for your garden. Create some daily delicious treats with healthy foods! Toss in our special ingredient of nature based crafts and you have from garden to spoon camp!


July 16th-20th

Carolina Soccer Centers: Ages 5-12, Half-day 8:30am-12pm, Full day 8:30am-3:30pm

JULY 16TH TO JULY 19TH


The Charleston Soccer Centers provides a comprehensive teaching and learning environment for young players through repetition,

correct technique and FUN soccer game related exercises. All participants will be challenged and motivated each day by our enthusiastic coaching staff.

This Full-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Thursday of the scheduled week, and the Half-Day Sessions will run from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Lunch, Jersey, Soccer Ball and Waterslide Included!!

Summer Snapshot: Ages 8-13, 9am-12pm

Learn all about photography in these comprehensive afternoon workshops. Instruction will include the fundamentals, the language, and the history of this powerful medium. As a former Parson's Instructor and professional photographer, I will give your child all the basic knowledge to work the camera, such as depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and composition. Assignments (portraits, documentary photography, landscapes, self portraits) will be given each afternoon for review the next day. Finally, we will move into the "darkroom" (ie photoshop) for the last two days. No prior knowledge needed.

http://celestejoye.com/

PG Prep Football Camp: Ages 12-15, 9am-12pm

The football season is right around the corner. This camp is for new football players on the bantam, junior varsity, or varsity level or just those that want to be better prepared for the upcoming season. Campers will be exposed to every position on the field and the skills to be play it. Through this experienced players will develop a more complete understanding of the game and new players can decide which position is best for them to play. In addition, campers will learn how to tackle safely, the rules of the game, basic formations, and alignments as taught on the varsity level. Of course, this camp will not require any individual equipment or full contact.

Youth Digital: Minecraft Design: Ages 9-16, 9am-3pm

Create Your Own Minecraft® mod! Ages 9-16

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Kids can use all their craziest ideas to create their own blocks, items, mobs, and more to add whatever they can think of into Minecraft! A sword made out of Pizza? How about a mob of marshmallow minions? Make it all happen in Mod Design Camp.

Kids learn the foundations of Java™ to create their own totally custom mod! Java™is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and kids will use pro development software Eclipse learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create their own mod.

At the end of camp, kids will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!


Design the Runway: Ages 7-12, 1pm-4pm

Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show to stop Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design the runway with us!


July 23rd-27th

Chuck Driesell Basketball Academy: Ages 7-15, 9am-4pm

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS


Chuck Driesell - Former Coach at James Madison and the University of Maryland, Lieutenant in the Navy and son of Hall of Famer "Lefty" Driesell.


The goal of Coach Driesell’s camp is to help develop a well-rounded, complete basketball player. Our philosophy is to teach the fundamentals of the game along with a proper attitude toward it. We then teach them to be able to incorporate that into a team concept. We work on building confidence, teamwork, effort and sportsmanship, all of which are important to success both on and off the court. Campers range from beginners to accomplished players and are grouped accordingly. The ratio is 10:1. The camp includes a T-shirt and evaluation at the end of camp. If you want to learn the game of basketball and have fun with one of the best coaches in America then this is the camp for you.

***Lunch is Included!


Lacrosse Camp: Ages 7-10, 9:00am-12:00pm

Porter-Gaud Lacrosse Coach Jessica Hanzsche runs a Lax program that's perfect for your budding Lacrosse player. This camp will teach the basics and fundamentals including stick handling, throwing and catching, shooting, rules and game play. Participants will have a lot of fun developing their skills to become an asset to any Lax team. This is one of the fastest growing sports in America, don't miss your opportunity score with this Summer Camp.


Cheer Camp: Ages 7-10, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Porter-Gaud Cheerleading Coach Jessica Hanzsche runs a Summer Camp for your little Cheerleading enthusiast. In this program your child will learn the proper techniques and fundamentals to help kick start a cheering future. Camp will be focused around fun, instruction and technique development. Ms. Hanzsche brings her wealth of Cheer knowledge along with her captivating personality to the PG campus. This camp is excellent for girls interested in participating in Cheerleading or preparing for the upcoming season.


Jump Start to 5th Grade! 9:00-12:00pm

"Jump Start to 5th Grade with an Emphasis on the Summer reading book and middle school writing strategies"

Don't miss your opportunity to prepare your Rising 5th Grader for the challenges that Middle School brings. This program will definitely give your student a big "Jump Start" into 5th grade and have them more prepared and confident.....(and they will get their Summer Reading done!)

Goals of Camp:
*Have fun while preparing for the jump into middle school
*Read the summer reading book with comprehension, vocabulary &
literary elements discussions.
*Tour of the Middle School
*Writing activities geared to 5th grade writing
*Review of Conventions

Woohoo!!!


Instructors: Agnes Dixon - Jump Start Founder, former LS teacher,
currently Lyceum tutor

Jenny Albright - College of Charleston Writing Professor and Lyceum tutor.

July 30th-August 3rd

Bricks 4 Kids; Space and Star Wars: Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm

Bricks 4 Kidz is a STEAM-enrichment program that uses LEGO® Bricks, Duplo®, and robotics materials. Our programs create an interactive and dynamic environment where children learn, build, and play together under the direction of our Master Builders (Instructors) and have a blast in the process! Join us at Porter-Gaud this summer for TONS of FUN!!!

Each day of camp offers themed robotics builds from our Space & Star Wars Curriculums (in addition to a variety of our favorite B4K models), creative free build and LEGO® group play, STEAM-oriented challenges & fun, games & activities, snack & drink, crafts, and more! We learn, we build, we play...with LEGO® Bricks.



Magical Art and Science with Palmetto Clayground: Ages 6-10, 1:00pm-4:00pm

We will have a magical week combining art and science! We will create potions, giant bubbles, and magic crystals! Art projects will include bubble glass, a gnome or fairy house, and a Harry Potter inspired owl painting. Join in the enchanted fun!


All materials will be provided!



Summer Snapshot: Ages 8-13, 9am-12pm

JULY 30TH TO AUGUST 2ND***

Learn all about photography in these comprehensive afternoon workshops. Instruction will include the fundamentals, the language, and the history of this powerful medium. As a former Parson's Instructor and professional photographer, I will give your child all the basic knowledge to work the camera, such as depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and composition. Assignments (portraits, documentary photography, landscapes, self portraits) will be given each afternoon for review the next day. Finally, we will move into the "darkroom" (ie photoshop) for the last two days. No prior knowledge needed.

http://celestejoye.com/


Classical Ballet and Contemporary Creation: Ages 9-13, 1pm-4pm

World renowned Ballerina Lindy Mandradjieff will give your child an exhilarating summer with our Classical and Contemporary Creation Camp! These week-long sessions will challenge students academically and physically as they are immersed in the choreographic process. Each day will include age-appropriate technique classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as individual and group improvisation with the intent of extracting inspiration from non-traditional sources while exploring new movement patterns.

During the week students will be introduced to the principals of choreography through exciting and thought-provoking composition games and exercises, which will then become the building blocks of their own choreography. The workshop culminates in a performance of their original group piece followed by a discussion on the composition process. Teaching spatial coordination, creative problem solving and musicality, this camp is perfect for the eager, imaginative mind!


August 6th-10th

Jump Start to First Grade!: Rising First Graders, 9am-11am

Put on your detective hats and come join the fun! Rising first graders will become detectives for a week. Using their observation skills, students will discover the “mysteries” of Porter-Gaud. Students will discover the Porter-Gaud campus such as the Lower School playground, the cafeteria, the first grade building, the auditorium, the fine arts building, and much more. Students will work with two Porter-Gaud first grade teachers who will introduce them to a variety of daily routines and expectations to ensure a smooth transition. There will be a concentration of reading and math activities involving mysteries. The academics will help jump start first grade skills.

**Don't forget to register for Ready, Set Play which begins at 11am-3pm right after Jump Start. The kids will need to get some energy out and its taught by our very own Lower School P.E. Instructor Ms. Englehart.

Instructors:

Porter-Gaud First Grade Teachers

Meghan Van Alen, Margaret Sikes, Summer Gerth and Leigh Wey

Location: Hoomes and Rich Building, Room 35


Jump Start to Second Grade!: Rising Second Graders, 9am-11am

Ready! Set! Jump into second grade with Ms. Sallee. Get a jump start to your second grade year at Porter-Gaud. We will spend five days exploring what life will be like as a second grader. Jump Start will include reading and math skills, writing, and a lot of fun! Leap with both feet and get an early start to your year in second grade.

**Don't forget to register for Ready, Set Play which begins at 11am-3pm right after Jump Start. The kids will need to get some energy out and its taught by our very own Lower School P.E. Instructor Ms. Englehart.

This camp is offered to Porter-Gaud rising second graders.


Jump Start to Third Grade!: Rising Third Graders, 9am-11am

Get all geared up for the Third Grade and another great year at Porter-Gaud with Mrs. Natanya Miller. In this week-long camp rising 3rd grade students will have the opportunity for an advantageous start to school their year. Students will get organized with all of the classroom materials they need, be familiarized with curriculum, meet and play with fellow classmates, and get acclimated to what the life of a Porter-Gaud Third Grader is like before the school year begins. Don’t hesitate to sign up and give your child that edge he/she needs to succeed.

**Don't forget to register for Ready, Set Play which begins at 11am-3pm right after Jump Start. The kids will need to get some energy out and its taught by our very own Lower School P.E. Instructor Ms. Englehart.

This camp is offered to Porter-Gaud rising third graders.

Jump Start to Fourth Grade!: Rising Fourth Graders, 9am-11am

Are you ready for your final year at the Porter-Gaud Lower School? Come join your future classmates and Mrs. Leah Howard to get a leading edge on your year in the fourth grade. The jump from third to fourth can be challenging in terms of workload and curriculum. This camp is the best way to prepare you child(s) for this transition. Throughout the week students will work together and with Mrs. Howard to get organized and excited for what their last year in the Lower School holds. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to lay down the foundation for prosperous academic year.

**Don't forget to register for Ready, Set Play which begins at 11am-3pm right after Jump Start. The kids will need to get some energy out and its taught by our very own Lower School P.E. Instructor Ms. Englehart.

This camp is offered to Porter-Gaud rising fourth graders.

Ready, Set, Play!: Ages 5-9, 11am-3pm

Did you Jump Start into your new grade and need to unwind? This program is designed for those campers that have just completed their day in Jump Start and need some fun and excitement.

No couch potatoes at this camp! Ready, Set, Play is the ultimate youth games program. Soccer, basketball, and kickball are a few sports that will be offered. Unique games such as capture the objects, pin ball, and soccer tag will also be played. Play with Hula-Hoops, Limbo, and learn how to “jump the snake.” Emphasis will be on basic motor skills, teamwork, and FUN! Campers are guaranteed to go home tired each day! Shorts, t-shirts, and athletic shoes are required. An assortment of snacks will be provided at no additional charge.

This camp will begin directly after the Jump Start programs, sign up for both and pick up your child at 3:00!

This camp is for rising grades K-5. Spaces are limited!

Book Brainiacs: Ages 7-11, 9am-11am

Do you love reading? Are you an advanced reader and can't get enough of books? Splash on over to Mrs. Greer's summer reading group at Porter-Gaud for a week long book excursion! Bring sure to bring your sunglasses and beach towel for some reading relaxation. This class is capped at 12 students and you must pass a reading exam in order to attend.