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CO-ED 2017

Academic, Artistic, Athletic, or just plain fun! Something for everyone!

Table of Contents The Explore! Program (Pre-K-Kindergarten)


Morning Programs (Grades 1-3)


Morning Programs (Grades 4-9)


Upper School Courses (Grades 9-12)


Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program (Grades 1-8)


Afternoon Sports Programs (Grades 2-6)


Bookends Program


General Information


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Something For Everyone! Kick it up this summer with great opportunities for boys and girls pre-k through grade 12. Academic, artistic, athletic, or just plain fun! Letter from the Director At CSG Summer Programs, we know that summer is an important time for each child to develop new interests, reinforce learning habits, and explore a range of personal opportunities. Our programs are centered on academic enrichment and experiential learning that is rooted in STEM/STEAM principles with a student-centered focus in a fun summer environment. CSG Summer Programs have been developed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and confidence in each child, whether in the classroom, the pool, the playing field, or in the many venues of the city. We honor diversity as a central focus of learning and welcome all children, boys and girls, ages 3-18 from around the Columbus neighborhood and beyond. This year we are really excited for: • New morning themes for the Explore! Program and grades 1-3 •

63% of the morning grade 4-9 classes are new classes

New Zoom! Program adventures

Girls Leadership Retreat to the Grand Canyon

Full day workshops with the Little Medical School, Drobots, and a Yoga retreat for students in grades 4-9

Utilizing CSG’s Cynthia’s Woods facility for the first time

Join us at CSG Summer Programs where students make new friends, learn new skills, explore their environment, play, perform, create, and much, much more. At CSG Summer Programs, boys and girls make the most of the promise of summer.

Warm Regards,

Rachel Barends, Director of CSG Summer Programs

Whether your children are artists, actors, scientists, writers, athletes, or anything in between, we welcome them to explore their many talents and interests with us! Our goal is to provide a comprehensive co-educational experience for children from pre-k through grade 12, in which children have opportunities to explore many of their educational and extracurricular interests. We have added new and exciting academic enrichment classes that provide opportunities for your child in areas where they may need extra support, and sports programs to develop and enhance their athletic abilities. Several credit courses are offered for students in grades 9-12, including public speaking, civics, health, and physical education classes. Come enjoy summer’s casual atmosphere in CSG’s stateof-the-art facilities. Our Summer Programs are designed to help students develop new interests and friendships in a fun, stimulating, learning-centered environment blended with challenges and adventures that offer unique, confidence-building educational experiences. We look forward to having you join us on our summer adventures!

The Explore! Program Rising Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 Full and Half-day Options QUICK FACTS • For students ages 3-5 • All students participate in daily swim lessons • Based on week-long themes • Lunch provided for all Explore! students • Half-day and full-day options • Afternoon students take field trips twice a week TIMES • Full-day 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Half-day 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Extended care available • No programming will be held on July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day WEEKLY COST • Half-day: $200.00 • Full-day: $375.00

NEW FOR 2017! • 7 new weekly themes • Inclusion of a new music program


The Explore! Program for children ages 3-5, who will be entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten this fall, offers a co-educational, academically and socially enriching curriculum that allows children to expand their horizons and explore the world around them. Children lead the discovery process through investigation and project-based learning. CSG Summer Programs’ unique approach emphasizes the development of the whole child, and encourages children to become proactive in their learning and discoveries. In the Explore! Program, students will view the world through joyous, curious eyes, seeing possibility and opportunity in every activity. The Explore! Program provides authentic and engaging ways for children to interact with each other and learn from their surroundings.

Exploring the Classroom The Explore! Program is located in CSG’s Columbia House, a separate on-campus facility designed specifically for Early Childhood development. Young children enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to engage in age-appropriate activities that promote independent thinking, problem-solving, and social-emotional growth. Each classroom is equipped with centers for writing, building, dramatic play, and sensory exploration. Columbia House also offers a shared studio space for collaborative, integrated media projects with a new theme each week. Such classroom and studio work deepens understanding and provides the kind of hands-on exploration that promotes excitement in learning.

Exploring the Water All students will have the opportunity to partake in daily swimming lessons from our WSI certified swim staff. These Water Safety Instructors will evaluate each child’s strengths and group students based on skill and comfort in the water. Swim lessons help children strengthen their bodies, develop and refine large motor skills, and learn a lifelong skill while having fun! Children will be encouraged to challenge themselves to grow as swimmers and become confident in an aquatic environment.

Exploring the Outdoors Our natural outdoor play space enhances the range of learning by allowing children to re-imagine how they engage in outdoor play; this encourages curiosity and wonder at the workings of the natural world. While typical playgrounds provide children with a structured setting in which they can develop large-motor skills, CSG’s natural play space also encourages children to interact dynamically with their play space, inviting them to create meaningful play scenarios. Our new studentdesigned tree house provides a unique occasion for wonder, and offers children a world of creative possibilities, opportunities for discovery, and an appreciation of the outdoors.

I like the balance between

fun and education. Sample Explore! Program Schedule 7:30 a.m.

Before Hours Program

8:25 a.m.

Students arrive at Columbia House

8:30 a.m.

Classroom Time

9:30 a.m.

Swimming Lessons

11:30 a.m.


12:15 p.m.

Outdoor play

12:30 p.m.

Half-day student pick-up

12:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Classroom Time/Field Trip

4:15 p.m.

End of the day meeting and pack-up

4:30 p.m.

Full-day student pick-up

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

After Hours Program

*Please Note: All Explore! Program campers must be fully toilet trained. Full-day option will only be offered to 3-year-olds who have had previous day care experience. Weekly theme descriptions can be found in the Morning Programs Grades 1-3 section of the course catalog. WWW.COLUMBUSSCHOOLFORGIRLS.ORG/SUMMER


Morning Programs Grades 1–3 (8:30am - 12:30pm)

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 QUICK FACTS • For students entering Grades 1-3 • Learning opportunities are designed around week-long themes • Lunch provided for full-day students (Lunch option available for half day students for an additional fee of $30 per week) • Dedication to curriculum that is empowering and cutting edge. Programing includes STEM/STEAM principles. Lessons meet each student at their level and activities become more challenging as grade level increases. TIMES • Morning program (half-day): 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Afternoon and Extended care options available • No programming will be held on July 4, 2017 WEEKLY COST • $200.00

NEW FOR 2017! • 7 new weekly themes


CSG Summer Programs are committed to an integrated learning

what it takes to create our own short skits. Whether you like

experience for young children, and offer learning opportunities

being the center of attention or behind the scenes, you won’t

designed to enrich creative minds. This program is offered to

want to miss this!

children entering grades 1-3 and offer a unique blend of

Week 6 CSG Cafe

investigative and child-centered learning focused around weekly themes. Partnered alongside the many exciting learning opportunities in the classroom, students will also enjoy swimming lessons, an art class, and a general music class to round out an active morning.

THEME ACTIVITIES BY WEEK Week 1 Imaginarium Summer begins with rekindling and harnessing our imagination! We will explore how robots work, discuss real world problems and develop inventions to solve them. We will also explore the process of making sketches, models, marketing, and building our creations.

Week 2 Ooey Gooey

It takes a lot of work to run a restaurant. We will dive into the many details of creating our own CSG CafĂŠ this week, including how to organize and run a restaurant; menus, chefs, servers, ordering food from suppliers, choosing the perfect atmosphere, what kind of food to serve and so much more. At the end of the week, we will invite others to join us and bring our masterpieces to life.

Week 7 Wild, Wild West Welcome to the Wild, Wild West where dry air, little precipitation, and lack of vegetation leaves things dusty, dry and deserted. Join us as we travel west to discover what kinds of plants and animals can survive in these conditions and take a look at the beauty of the wild landscapes of the Western states.

Sticky, icky, mucky, and yucky! Join us for a week full of slimy, silly, fun-filled science projects, games, food and sounds. Can you handle ooey gooey? Come and find out!

Week 3 Captains of Our Own America Tying together comic book icon Captain America and Independence Day, we will learn about the Captains all around us who lead our country and protect our city as well as how to become better leaders in our own environments to make our communities a better place.

Week 4 What Can You Make With It? Each grade will pick one item to explore the many possibilities

variety and good communication.

we can create with it. We will spend time assessing, predicting,

Lots of

observing, analyzing, recycling and re-purposing as we discover what happens when we change temperatures, get it wet (or dry), bake with it, dissect it, and so much more. Watch how it transforms before your very eyes! At the end of the week we

Grades 1-3 Morning Sample Schedule 7:30 a.m.

Before Hours Program

will share our results with the other classes.

8:30 a.m.

Classroom Program: ex. The Wild, Wild West

Week 5 Performing Arts

10:30 a.m.

Creative Arts or Music Class

11:30 a.m.

Swimming Lessons

12:30 p.m.

Half-day Dismissal / Full-day Lunch

Do you want to practice your acting skills? This week we will explore dramas and perfect our acting skills while also seeing



Morning Programs Grades 4-9

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 QUICK FACTS • For students entering Grades 4-9 • 47 classes to choose from including: • Music & Theater • Mythology • Science & Engineering • Cooking • Mock Trial • Technology & Robotics • Art • Sports & Fitness • Math Enrichment • Leadership • Students select one morning course to enroll in each week • Lunch provided for full-day students (Lunch option available for half-day students for an additional $30 per week) TIMES • Morning program (half-day): 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program and extended care options available • No programming will be held on July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day WEEKLY COST • Half-day classes $200 (unless otherwise noted) • Full-day classes range from $380-$475 NEW FOR 2017! • 29 new classes to choose from • Full-day workshops • Smaller age ranges for most classes, rising grades 4-6 or rising grades 7-9


CSG Summer Programs offers a wide variety of morning courses for students entering grades 4-9. Most morning classes

Arcade Electronics Galore Grades 4 - 6 / Week 4

meet for one week; however, some are full day or more than one

Get ready to build and play your own arcade games! Resistors,

week long (for more information, see course listings below).

switches, wires, LED diodes, transistors and more will be at your

Students will register for ONE morning class per week lasting all morning (8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Grades 4-9 Morning Sample Schedule 7:30 a.m.

Before Hours Program

8:30 a.m.

Class ex. Study Like A Scholar

10:30 a.m. Break (snack provided) 10:45 a.m.

Class ex. Study Like A Scholar

12:30 p.m. Half-day Dismissal/Full-day Lunch

disposal, as you learn to program a spinning light fan to display different sayings, build and play a Home Run Derby game that plays a winning song, build circuits to test your memory and build an electronic circuit that plays the card game 21. Students will learn to program a circuit board to emit different funky sounds, play with the disco ball, sirens, and a light show. Learn the effects of the different electronic components and the properties of amps, volts, resistance and power. The week will be spent learning by doing, because building with electronics is

COURSE OFFERINGS Actors’ Theatre of Columbus at CSG

fun! This class is taught by Sciensational Workshops for Kids.

Grades 4 – 6 / Week 1 / Grades 4-8 / Week 4

Grades 4 – 6 / Weeks 1 & 7

CSG is excited to have Actors’ Theatre return for another year!

BOOM! This interactive class will help hone music reading

In this class, students will create and perform a short play, as

skills while playing a boomwhacker. No previous music reading

well as rehearse scripted scenes and monologues, experience

experience is necessary. All you need is a hand and the ability to

improv, theatre games, and more. The class will culminate in

recognize the colors of the rainbow! Not only will we perform,

an evening performance on a Friday night at the Schiller Park

we will also learn how to record and edit music and learn what it

Amphitheater stage prior to the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus

takes to be a part of a music production team. At the end of the

production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice (week 1) and The

week, we will come together to perform a masterpiece that you

Emperor Of The Moon (week 4). This class will be taught by Andy

won’t want to miss.

Falter, Actors’ Theater of Columbus Educational Director. Please

Chess Scholars

Note: Parents are responsible for arranging the drop-off and prompt pick-up of their children to and from Schiller Park for the culminating evening performance. Feel free to stay to watch the headlining production immediately following CSG’s performance.

All Things Art


Grades 4 - 6 / Week 3 Develop your intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s

Grades 4 - 6 / Week 6

motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.

Origami…sketching…painting…and more! This ‘make it and

No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will

take it home’ class has something for everyone. Come let your

consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice

creative juices flow using a variety of materials and methods.

time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and

Students will study linear perspective, vanishing points,

will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced

proportional drawing, and more!

Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition WWW.COLUMBUSSCHOOLFORGIRLS.ORG/SUMMER


GRADES 4-9 discover the secrets to some of the sweetest confections, but also receive instruction in the art of cake decorating. As each dessert is prepared, these chefs will have a chance to share their treats with their friends and families!

Design The Runway Grades 4 - 6 / Week 2 Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show to conclude Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design your own runway with us! This class will be taught by Little Scholars. with prizes at the end of the session! This class will be taught by Afterschool Enrichment Solutions.

Clay With Us Grades 4 – 8 / Week 1 Whether you have experience with ceramics or are new to clay as a medium, you will explore hand building, sculpture, wheel throwing and underglaze decorating techniques. Join professional ceramic artist, Sandra Lang, for a week of fun with

Drobots Ultimate Drone Games: Speed, Skill & Acrobatics Grades 4 – 9 / Week 6 $475 Workshop runs 8:30am - 4:30pm We check all of the boxes of STEM drone education during this action-packed program. Teams transition from the simulator to the remote control and enjoy a multitude of thrilling challenges on and off the ground! Get ready for a week of friendly competition as you and your team take to the sky and attempt to win the badge of the Ultimate Drone Games Champion. Students


will experience the thrill of today’s latest drone technology

Crafts Crazy!

grabbers. It’s all about the grand finale as teams conquer

Grades 4 – 8 / Week 4 Dive into the crazy world of crafts this week as we explore papier mache, painting, collaging, and much more! Students will have the opportunity to dabble in many different artistic arenas, creating several projects they can take home with them. Whether you love art or are just getting started, this class has something for you!

Culinary Chops Grades 4 - 6 / Week 7 / Grades 7 - 9 / Week 2 Lunch: the favorite time of day for hungry CSG Summer Program students. Often taken for granted, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes of preparing these daily meals. This week, come explore how to “survive the heat, or get out of the kitchen” as we join SAGE Dining to discover culinary skills like making spice blends, intro to knife skills, kitchen safety and sanitation, farm to table experiences, learning the difference between corporate and restaurant dining, taste tests, fun food related games, and so much more. Come eat your way through the week with us! This class will be taught by SAGE Dining.

Cupcake Boss Grades 4 – 8 / Week 3 A sweet tooth is required for this class of sugary concoctions! Students will have an opportunity to learn all about making some of their favorite treats. The smell of brownies, banana bread, and other baked goods will fill the air as we not only


including drones equipped with mini nerf cannons and mini challenges and earn points for the end-of-program event: Ultimate Drobot Games. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. No drone flying experience is necessary. Students will be organized into age appropriate groups. Each Student will receive their own Drobots Flight Book™ to keep! This class will be taught by Drobots.

Drobots Drone Flying: Search & Rescue Grades 4 – 9 / Week 7 $475 Workshop runs 8:30am - 4:30pm Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now, you too can participate and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed and creative program. Participants will learn how to fly and code drones while relying on their rescue team to utilize unique vantage points over specific areas on campus to locate victims and bring them to safety. Teams will also learn invaluable lessons on how to quickly and accurately acquire aerial data that, in return, will enable them to make informed and targeted decisions for real-world positive applications. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. No drone flying experience is necessary. Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™. Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups. Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™! This class will be taught by Drobots.


Engineering Design Grades 4 – 6 / Week 6 Explore the world of engineering and design in this fun, hands-on class. Start with an idea, design it on a computer, and see it come to life using a 3D printer. Using the fundamental principles of engineering design and physics, you will be building your own roller coasters and taking your learning to new heights by constructing and launching model rockets. Additional concepts discussed will range from static electricity (which will make your hair stand on end!), to the physics of bungee jumping (don’t try this at home), to the concepts of propulsion and flight (how do planes stay in the air?). Build your way through a week of exciting adventures!

Fit For Life Grades 4 – 6 / Week 3 This class is for students who love to move and for those who want to learn more about exercise. Students will explore the many beneficial and fun ways that they can take care of themselves for a lifetime. We will learn fitness principles such as cardio, strength and endurance, healthy food choices and more! We will breakdown components of life long sports such as running, tennis, golf and swimming and learn how they can be used at any age. Designed to give students tools to develop

women entrepreneurs and study some of the Fortune 500 companies that originated in Columbus. Students will get the chance to create their own business plan and develop strategies in marketing, social media tactics, client relationships, and the creative behind-the-scenes processes that make everything run smoothly. This class is for girls only.

Girls Leadership Institute 1.0 Grades 6 - 8 / Week 2 A leader is a critical thinker. This class will help develop middle school aged girls into everyday leaders. Topics of discussion will include conflict resolution, building healthy relationships, working collaboratively, and researching women of power in society. Additionally, this one-week workshop will include a service-minded leadership opportunity to use their new skills in a practical way, giving back to the community. This class is for girls only.

Growers and Producers: Our Food Supply Grades 4 - 8/ Week 1 In this class we will be looking at the resources in our area where food is grown and produced. We will focus on a healthy diet and food choices, as well as sustainable food production. We will also explore local farms, green houses, and markets, and then

a healthy lifestyle, we will discover what makes us passionate

prepare a healthy meal together.

about healthy living!


Follow Me Robot Grades 4 – 6 / Week 2 How would you like to build a robot? Not just any robot, but one that has four built-in microphones that will detect the sound source and will move and turn accordingly. It can flash and play Do-Re-Me. You will be able to make it move the way you

Grades 4 - 6 / Week 7 / Grades 7 - 9 / Week 2 Ever wonder what goes into making a YouTube video? iFilm is a 100% interactive class where you discover what it is like to be a director, actor, writer, and editor of a YouTube video series. Whether it is a comedy, drama, music video, or parody, we will work as a creative team to bring your imagination to life and

want it to move. It is so smart, it will move in its own routine if

capture it on film.

it does not get a signal within 1 minute. It will go to sleep if you

Investigating Forensics

do not issue any commands in 90 seconds. However, you can always wake it up and play again! Students will learn about the different gears and sensors as they build it and take it home with them at the end of the week. During the course of the week, students will work in groups to build other robots that can compete in Sumo wrestling and obstacle course events. Watch as the robot comes to life as you build, that’s the Sciensational way! This class is taught by Sciensational Workshops for Kids.

Grades 7 - 9 / Week 2 Ever wonder what forensic science is all about? Understand the nature of some forensic disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, botany, entomology, and DNA analysis. Think critically about real-life situations while learning and applying the skills used by forensic specialists to observe, recover, analyze, identify and explain evidence through engaging activities and labs.

#Girlboss Grades 7 - 9 / Week 6 Did you know that Columbus, Ohio has been named “a growing mecca for small business”? This week, we will dive into the life of entrepreneurship as we learn about different small businesses started by women entrepreneurs. We will learn the inspiration that launched each business and what made them successful. We will get a chance to meet local WWW.COLUMBUSSCHOOLFORGIRLS.ORG/SUMMER



Little Medical School Is There a Doctor In The House? Grades 4 – 6 / Week 2 $385 / Runs 8:30am-4:30pm The Little Medical School offers students the opportunity to learn about medicine, science, and the importance of health in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. We will explore the exciting and inspiring world of medicine by using interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games to learn how the body and organs work, how to use the instruments that real doctors use, and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Students will receive their own stethoscope, which really works! We will learn all about and make models of the spine, brain, bones, eye, and much more. At the end of the week, each student will graduate with a diploma from the Little Medical School. This class is taught by The Little Medical School.

Little Medical School - Extreme Medical School Grades 7 - 9 / Week 1 $385 / Runs 8:30am-4:30pm We offer a one-of-a-kind learning experience for middle school and high school aged students. This hands-on, in depth experience puts the student in the role of the physician complete with a white coat and real stethoscope. Through interactive and creative demonstrations, crafts, and projects, students see how

Math Is Fun I Grades 4 – 5 / Week 5 Enter next school year as a multiplication and division whiz! Students will be given the opportunity to compute and estimate multiplying and dividing two and three digit whole numbers using the traditional algorithms while reviewing basic number facts. This class serves to provide you with practice and experience using fundamental math properties which will be used throughout middle and upper grades.

the body works and what goes wrong in disease states. Our

Math Is Fun II

“student doctors” not only learn how to use a stethoscope, but

Grades 6 – 7 / Week 6

also what they are hearing when they listen to a heartbeat. We

Become a master of fractions! Students will explore equivalent

will discuss why murmurs sound the way they do and you will get

fractions, ordering fractions, converting between mixed

your first look at EKGs. As “student surgeons” you will learn how

numbers and improper fractions, and rewriting decimals as

to sew like a real surgeon, tie knots, and preform a hernia repair

fractions or mixed numbers to prepare for and to understand

with mesh! In the blood section, we will make a model of normal

the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and

blood, and then see firsthand what goes wrong to form leukemia

division) of fractions. Students will be provided authentic means

and sickle cell disease. This is just a sampling of the many

through which to develop and practice basic math facts and

exciting topics we will explore during Extreme Medical School.

mathematical reasoning skills.

This class is taught by The Little Medical School.

Math Is Fun III

Make It and Take It Home

Grades 7 – 8 / Week 7

Grades 4 – 6 / Week 1 In this hands-on, fun, and exciting program, students will discover how amazing science is. You will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach you science concepts in a hands-on way. Grow and take home a crystal tree. Make an energy bead bracelet and watch as those amazing beads turn from white to a rainbow of colors before your eyes. Build a

In this course students will review arithmetic operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, with an emphasis on signed numbers. We will focus our week together on solving word problems, and applications for real world situations using factoring, geometry and pre-algebra skills. This class is recommended for students entering grades 7 & 8 who have adequate arithmetic skills.

working electric motor. Make your own sharpie pen T-shirt and

Microsoft Wizards

learn some cool chemistry. Make your own bubbling blobs and

Grades 4 - 6 / Week 3

explore the properties of a density tube. Make silly putty—

Travel to the Microsoft store with us every day to create rich and

glowing goo—green flubber and other cool projects. By the

exciting games where students will learn coding fundamentals

way...we will make ice cream in our own amazing, differ-

and how to build games in a fun hands-on environment that

ent, Sciensational way! This class is taught by Sciensational

fosters creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. Students will give

Workshops for Kids.

and get constructive feedback with others, exercise their logic


and critical thinking skills, test games, and resolve challenges.


Then we will move on to building your own game while learning how to read and write basic code. What an awesome opportunity to exercise your problem-solving and logic skills while having fun and learning from the experts!

Mock Trial

Small ratio kids to staff –

very nice!

Production Design Grades 4 – 9 / Week 2

Grades 6 – 8 / Week 4

In this intro to theatre tech class, we will begin the week by

“Order in the court! Order in the court!” Imagine yourself as a

planning a set model, costumes, posters, and other production

judge, hammering your gavel on the stand or as a witness,

elements, using our favorite classic children’s picture books

nervously preparing to testify against a thief. Or, even as a

for inspiration. We will briefly explore lighting and sound and

prosecutor, working to put bad people behind bars… You can

how they are used in a theatre production. Towards the end

play any of these roles and more in this summer’s Mock Trial class! Throughout the week we will learn about the variety of people and jobs involved in a court trial, visit a real court room, and be an active participant in a mock trial. “Your Honor, we find the defendant…guilty!”

Mythologies Around the World Grades 4 – 6 / Week 3 Athena. Thor. Isis. Apollo. Great Spirit. None of these names seem related at first glance, but they are all prominent gods, goddesses, or mythological beings in a variety of cultures throughout history. Scattered here and there throughout novels, poems, short stories, songs, and other literary genres are references to some of these mythological beings, and during this class, we are going to explore them in more detail! The focus will be on five different mythologies: Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, and American Indian. Which mythology will

of the week, we will slightly change our focus and put our new found skills to work as we design and build a float for the Bexley Independence Day parade. Participants will be able to showcase their wonderful work by walking in the Bexley parade on July 4. This one will be a lot of work but will be well worth it. Please Note: CSG Summer Programs is officially closed on July 4th. Parents are responsible for arranging the drop-off and prompt pick-up of their children to and from the parade on July 4th. CSG friends and family are encouraged to walk with us.

Salsa Lovers Dance Craze Grades 4 - 9 / Week 2 Do you start dancing when you hear Enrique Iglesias or Shakira? Do you wish you could keep up in your Zumba class? Do you have a flair for Latin rhythms? Do you wish you understood the words to the songs? Then, put your dancing shoes on and come join this fun dance class taught by a native from Miami, FL- the

capture your heart?

Latino dance capital. It doesn’t matter if you have dance

News Flash!

have fun, get some exercise and learn some Spanish dance

Grades 7 – 9 / Week 7 While participating in this broadcast journalism workshop, students will have the opportunity to work with professionals to discover the different aspects of journalism fields - writing, producing, researching, and presenting news stories. As the students produce, write and deliver their own news story, they will learn about how decisions are made to denote something as “newsworthy” or not by evaluating current news stories. Students will explore, engage and develop a thorough understanding of the theories and ethics related to accurate news reporting. At the end of the workshop, students will present their own news story through a video presentation.

Not your Grandma’s Book Club Grades 4 – 6 / Week 5

experience or not- a willingness to put your best foot forward, moves are all you need! No partner required, come in comfortable clothes and shoes with a smooth bottom. We will learn the basic steps to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton and Flamenco, as well as the Spanish lyrics and history behind the music of each genre. Ven y baila conmigo!

Scuba Certification Grades 7-12 / Week 6/ $475 This workshop runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm Dive in with Columbus Scuba for a week of underwater fun! The Open Water course is your entry level Scuba certification (lifetime certification!). This course includes all three segments: academics, confined water (pool skills), and four open water certification dives under the supervision of their highly trained staff. Columbus Scuba will provide the required manuals, gear,

Come learn how to take your writing to the next level using

and certification fees for the course. The Open Water course is

descriptive language and adjectives…and then turn your story

eligible for college credit once certified!

into an elaborate pop-up book! You don’t want to miss this amazing class!




String Time Grades 7 - 9 / Week 5 Come and join us for a great time of playing Chamber Music! Open to all string playing students, including, Violin, Viola, Cello

Shanti Girls Yoga Day Retreat Grades 4 - 9 / Week 3 Come join us for a girl’s only yoga retreat! During this retreat, participants will practice yoga, enjoy the beauty of nature, make new friends, get creative with yoga-inspired art projects, reflect and discuss issues important to girls, and have fun! The day will include healthy lunches and snacks, yoga, meditation, journaling, reflection, facilitated discussion, crafts, games, and other activities. The day retreat will take place away from CSG’s Bexley campus in the tranquility of CSG’s Cynthia’s Woods, our 100 –acre natural learning facility.

Spanish Fun for Everyone Grades 4 - 6 / Week 5 Do you love learning languages and discovering different cultures around the world? Do you wish we could spend more time playing games, singing songs and engaging in cultural crafts and activities? Would you like to be able to order food at your favorite local Mexican or Spanish restaurant? In this upper elementary Spanish course, we will have a blast exploring Spanish language and culture. Your Spanish vocabulary, ability to converse in the language and understanding of grammar will all improve by participating in this immersion experience. This course is for students of all experience levels, as we will individualize the course based on your needs. At the end of the week, we will take a field trip to a local Mexican market/ restaurant and employ our Spanish skills. Join us this summer as we experience the Spanish language in a fun and engaging way!

Spanish Fun for Middle School Grades 7 - 8 / Week 6 Do you love speaking Spanish and want to improve your skills? Or, are you timid to learn another language? If you answered yes to either question, then this class is for you! We will focus on learning Spanish vocabulary through a fun exploration of common themes and role-playing activities such as shopping, ordering food in a restaurant, cooking, singing, dancing and acting and end the week with a fun trip to an authentic local Venezuelan restaurant to utilize our new skills. Whether you are preparing for your first Middle School Spanish class or have already fallen in love with the language and want to learn more, come spend the week with us! In a small group setting, we will individualize the course to meet each student’s needs and explore their interests in Spanish.


and String Bass, who have at least two years of experience. In this class we will play pieces in small groups and explore different styles of music including Classical, Irish, Country, and Jazz. We will take a field trip to the Loft to see how instruments are made and spend some time cultivating our creative sides. Students must provide their own instruments.

Study Like a Scholar Grades 7 - 9 / Week 7 “Be sure to study for the test on Friday!” What does that REALLY mean? Students often need more guidance than they get in the classroom as they navigate the road of study skills. As children become more independent, we will provide them with the strategies that are most compatible with their learning style to get them organized, taking good notes and studying effectively. This class will be taught by Little Scholars.

A Visit to the World’s Table Grades 4 - 6 / Week 4 Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao! Welcome to the World’s Table! In this class we will study the culture of food, where certain foods come from, and why people within those regions prepare and eat the food that they do. We will take a trip to the market for some ‘unusual’ ingredients and then prepare and enjoy a meal together while learning and acting out hospitality rituals for that region of the world.

Walking for Inspiration: A Creative Writing Class Grades 4 - 6 / Week 5 Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Bexley and CSG’s Cynthia’s Woods as we seek inspiration and gather ideas for creative writing. Students will engage their five senses while learning about imagery, description, and poetry as they construct their own writing pieces and explore different surroundings including their own imaginations!

Youth Digital - Mod Design Grades 4 - 8 / Week 4 / $389 / Runs from 8:30am-4:30pm In this workshop from Youth Digital, students learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Students 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. Students learn the foundations of Java™ to create their own totally custom mod!

GRADES 4-9 Java™is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and we will use pro development software Eclipse to learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create your own mod. At the end of the week, students will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that you can download and share with friends! You will also be able to access the online version of the course, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so you can keep using your new skills!

Youth Digital - Video Game Development Grades 4 – 8 / Week 5 / $389 / Runs 8:30am-4:30pm In this workshop from Youth Digital, students will create a video game just like they do in real Game Design studios. Students will use Unity®, an industry-standard Game Design software, and C#, a professional programming language, to build and code your game from scratch. At the end of the week, students will have a complete, fully functional game that they can play and share with friends. You will also be able to access the online version of the course, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. As you code new features in your game, you will learn the most important concepts in programming, including if-then and conditional statements, logical operators, variables, methods, parameters, object types, and loops. You will also learn the fundamental techniques of game design, such as navigating and operating within a three-dimensional environment, utilizing prefabs generating custom particles, simulating artificial intelligence, and more. Not only are the students using professional tools, but the game you make will look professional too, so we will be excited throughout the week as you create just like the pros!

WEEK(S) CLASS NAME GRADE(S) OFFERED PAGE Actors’ Theater of Columbus at CSG 4th - 8th 1&4 7 All Things Art 4th - 6th 6 7 Arcade Electronics Galore 4th - 6th 4 7 Boom! 4th - 6th 1&7 7 Chess Scholars 4th - 6th 3 7 Clay With Us 4th - 8th 1 8 Crafts Crazy 4th - 8th 4 8 Culinary Chops 4th - 9th 2&7 8 Cupcake Boss 4th - 8th 3 8 Design The Runway 4th - 6th 2 8 Drobots Ultimate Drone Games: 4th - 9th 6 8 Speed, Skill & Acrobatics Drobots Drone Flying: 4th - 9th 7 8 Search & Rescue Engineering Design 4th - 6th 6 9 Fit For Life 4th– 6th 3 9 Follow Me Robot 4th– 6th 2 9 #Girlboss 7th - 9th 6 9 Girls Leadership Institute 1.0 6th– 8th 2 9 Growers and Producers: 4th – 8th 1 9 Our Food Supply iFilm 4th – 9th 2&7 9 Investigating Forensics 7th - 9th 2 9 Little Medical School: 4th - 6th 2 10 Is There a Doctor In The House? Little Medical School: 7th - 9th 1 10 Extreme Medical School Make It and Take It Home 4th - 6th 1 10 Math Is Fun I 4th - 5th 5 10 Math Is Fun II Math Is Fun III Microsoft Wizards Mock Trial Mythologies Around the World News Flash! Not Your Grandma’s Book Club Production Design Salsa Lovers Dance Craze Scuba Certification Shanti Girls Yoga Day Retreat Spanish Fun for Everyone Spanish Fun for Middle School String Time Study Like a Scholar A Visit to the World’s Table Walking for Inspiration: A Creative Writing Class Youth Digital: Mod Design Youth Digital: Video Game Development

6th - 7th 7th - 8th 4th - 6th 6th - 8th 4th - 6th 7th - 9th 4th - 6th 4th - 9th 4th - 9th 7th - 12th 4th - 9th 4th - 6th 7th - 8th 7th - 9th 7th - 9th 4th - 6th 4th - 6th

6 7 3 4 3 7 5 2 2 6 3 5 6 5 7 4 5

10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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Upper School Courses For rising 9 - 12th grade students

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 QUICK FACTS • Offered for rising Grades 9-12 students • Class offerings for students looking to receive enrichment, academic credit, or preparation for college enrollment CREDIT COURSES • Term 1: Weeks 1-3, June 19 - July 7, 2017 • Term 2: Weeks 4-6, July 10 - July 28, 2017 • Students must attend all class sessions in order to earn credit • No class will be held on July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day • Classes limited to maximum levels and subject to cancellation for low class enrollment COLLEGE-PREP COURSES • The Art of the College Essay • Ohio College Tours • ACT/SAT Prep COST • Priced per Class. Special pricing for the College-Prep Bundle: • Credit Courses: $350 - $475 • College-Prep bundle of three courses: $200 - $400 (Bundle all three courses - save 10%) NEW FOR 2017! • Girls Leadership Institute 2.0 • NCGS Leadership Retreat • Scuba Certification


Upper School courses are offered in the CSG Summer Programs and consideration of moral dilemmas and ethical awareness, an as an opportunity for students entering grades 9-12 to earn

appreciation of civic involvement and constructive social criticism,

academic credit or to provide additional support in a subject.

and the development of interpersonal skills necessary for the

Academic credit earned during CSG Summer Programs can

resolution of social conflicts. Students will study the primary

help students create a flexible schedule during the academic

documents of our democratic heritage with special emphasis

year, while non-credit courses seek to strengthen foundational

on the Constitution as it relates to everyday situations, major

knowledge or to extend learning acquired in the previous

Supreme Court decisions, and a discerning analysis of civil

academic year.


All credit courses are three weeks in length and daily

Health II

attendance in credit courses is mandatory to receive any

First & Second Terms / Grades 11-12 / 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

academic credit. Credit course offerings are divided into

/.25 credit / $350

three-week terms. Term 1 credit courses will run weeks 1-3

Taught as a seminar, Health II delves into topics of concern specific

(June 19- July 7), and Term 2 credit courses will run weeks 4-6:

to college-bound women, including women’s health issues, “party

(July 10 – July 28). Credit classes must have a minimum of 6

laws,” the effects of drugs, prevention of diseases and disorders,

students registered in order for the class to run. Space is limited

the aging process, and the creation of balance in life. Also included

to a maximum of 15 students per class, and we do expect some

is recertification in Adult CPR/AED and Standard First Aid.

classes to fill very quickly, so register early.

Physical Education: Lifetime Activities

Non-credit (enrichment) courses vary in length and time. They

Second Term / Grades 9-12 / 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. /.15 credit/ $350

are offered to give students the opportunity to more thoroughly

This course allows the students opportunities to participate

review a challenging subject or get the head start they need

in a variety of lifetime activities such as badminton, bocce ball,

for the following year. No academic credit is granted for these

bowling, golf, orienteering, table tennis, and tennis. Students will

enrichment courses.

learn the techniques and strategies necessary to fully participate. Lifetime fitness activities may accompany some units.

CREDIT COURSES Weeks 1-3: Term 1 (June 19 - July 7) Weeks 4-6: Term 2 (July 10 - July 28) *No class on July 4


Physical Education: Fitness and Well-Being First Term /Grades 9 -12 / 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. / .15 credit / $350 This course allows opportunities for students to participate in a variety of lifetime fitness and wellness activities, such as: FITNESSGRAM Assessments, Functional Fitness/Boot Camp,

Term 1/ Grades 11–12 / 1p.m.–5 p.m. /.5 credit / $475

Pilates, Jazzercise, Water Fitness and Aerobics, Yoga, and Zumba.

This course pursues a thematic approach to the political and

In each unit, students will learn the techniques and strategies

social responsibilities required by residence in a nation served

essential for full participation.

by a democratic constitution and tradition. Emphasis is placed on the development of the critical thinking skills necessary for participation in social, civic, and political processes, recognition WWW.COLUMBUSSCHOOLFORGIRLS.ORG/SUMMER



NON-CREDIT COURSES The staff was extremely

energetic and friendly.

★ The Art of the Essay - College Essay Writing Weeks 1 & 2 / Grades 11 -12 / 8a.m.-10a.m. / $200 In an effort to help students get a jump-start on their college application essays, this class will take the stress out of college

Public Speaking First Term and Second Term / Grades 10-12 / 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. /.25 credit / $425 This course teaches basic methods of public presentation from idea to performance. Students will deliver several different types of speeches. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Water Safety and Self Defense First term and Second Terms / Grades 10 -12 / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. /.15 credit / $350 A combined course, students will work to improve skills of water safety, and will also develop skills of self-defense. This course will promote comfort in and around water, improve swimming strokes, and review safety guidelines when involved in water activities; this will include boating and personal safety techniques. The Self-Defense portion of the course, taught by R.A.D., will help students develop safety techniques using their voices as well as their physical capabilities.

essay writing and help students begin to generate ideas to fashion successful application essays. The class will look at sample writing prompts and essays from various colleges and universities, while also facilitating brainstorming, self-reflection, and writing sessions. Through class discussion and individual meetings, students will learn how to write college essays that allow their true and best selves to shine.

★ Ohio College Tours Week 4 / Grades 10 -12 / 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. / $400 Spend the week traveling to colleges and universities within a 2-hour radius of Columbus. Compare large schools to small schools, private schools to state schools, and urban schools to rural schools. Meet with admissions counselors, take a campus tour, and visit with professors and current students. While traveling, we will discuss how the college search process works, learn the language of Admissions, and discuss structure and general topics that will guide school selections and decisions. Potential topics include special academic

The availability of

credit courses for

upper school students enabled my daughter to take more classes during the school year.


programs, foreign study, student athletics, scholarship searches, career choices, potential majors, and FAFSA application strategies. Students will have some input on deciding what schools to visit prior to attending.


★ ACT/SAT Prep Workshop Week 6 / Grades 11 -1 2/ 1p.m.-3p.m. / $280 In this class, students will work through a comprehensive program of guided practice sessions, quizzes, and practice tests to ensure effective preparation for the ACT & SAT college placement exams. We will track scores, explain academic material, and develop test-taking strategies to promote improvement in achieving personal goals.

★T  he College-Prep Bundle: Participate in all three classes and save 10% on the cost.

Girls Leadership Institute 2.0






1st Term


Health II


1st & 2nd Term


Physical Education: Lifetime Activities


2nd Term


Physical Education: Fitness and Well-Being


1st Term


Public Speaking


1st & 2nd Term


Water Safety and Self Defense


1st & 2nd Term


The Art of the Essay: College Essay Writing


Weeks 1 & 2


Ohio College Tours


Week 4


ACT/SAT Prep Workshop


Week 6


Girls Leadership Institute 2.0


Weeks 5 & 6


NCGS Leadership Retreat


June 17 - 23


Scuba Certification


Week 6



Weeks 5-6 / Grades 9 -12 / 8:30 am – 12:30 pm / $425 In this two week workshop, we will spend time examining individual strengths and how to collaborate to develop strong teams. We will actively engage with material around what strong female leadership looks like in society today; in addition, we will explore women in power from a literary and historical lens. Students will work on communication skills and conflict resolution specific to how best to respond when challenged and building skills around civil discourse. A service minded leadership opportunity will conclude this workshop to use their new skills in a practical way, giving back to the community.

NCGS Leadership Retreat June 17 – June 23 / Grades 9 -12 / Grand Canyon June 17 – 21, Columbus June 22 - 23 / $2600 Grand Classroom’s Girls Leadership Retreat at the Grand Canyon brings together groups of student leaders and their faculty mentors from schools across North America to share ideas and hone their leadership skills in one of the most inspiring destinations on earth. Students will take advantage of all the outdoors has to offer and will learn through hands-on experience with facilitators and expert guides. With a particular focus on developing strong female leadership, the girls will engage in a range of team building activities and collaborative work. There will also be many opportunities for self-reflection and goal-setting, both personally and as a leadership team.

Scuba Certification Grades 7-12 / Week 6/ $475 This workshop runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm Dive in with Columbus Scuba for a week of underwater fun! The Open Water course is your entry level Scuba certification (lifetime certification!). This course includes all three segments: academics, confined water (pool skills), and four open water certification dives under the supervision of their highly trained staff. Columbus Scuba will provide the required manuals, gear, and certification fees for the course. The Open Water course is eligible for college credit once certified!



Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Grades 1-8

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 QUICK FACTS • For students entering Grades 1-8 • Separated into sub-groups by grade level: • Zoom!: Grades 1-2 • Zoom!: Grades 3-4 • Zoom!: Grades 5-6 • Zoom!: Grades 7-8 • Lunch provided for full-day students TIMES • Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Extended care options available • No programming will be held on July 4, in observance of Independence Day WEEKLY COST • $200.00 NEW FOR 2017! • Less repetition of activities and many new trips for an active summer • Experiential activities provide appropriate challenges as kids increase in age. There’s always an exciting trip coming your way • Discover places you have never been before • Better communication


Program ZOOM! AFTERNOON ADVENTURE PROGRAM Grades 1 – 8 / Weeks 1-7 / $200 per week Zoom! is an experiential Afternoon Adventure Program for kids entering grades 1-8. It is an opportunity for students to rev-up their passion and curiosity by traveling to different exciting places around Columbus. Each week students will explore a new theme through field trips and guest speakers. Activities emphasize creative exploration and foster a joy of learning that deepens understanding and promotes group socialization. So let’s do some ice skating this summer, a high ropes course, canoeing, a trip to the beach or to an art museum, and a special adventure to the Columbus Zoo! Providing positive educational experiences for all students, the Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program reinforces learning in a way that extends far beyond the classroom. Come Zoom! around Columbus with us this summer! The Zoom! Program will be offered each afternoon from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. all summer. Depending on the trip, occasionally we will have a later pick up. This will be communicated accordingly. Grades 1-8 Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program Sample Schedule The following schedule is intended to provide an idea of what a Zoom! Afternoon Adventure Program week might look like:







Grades 1/2

Creeking at Sharon Woods metro park

Columbus Aquarium Adventure Tour

Build a Bear Workshop

American Whistle Factory Tour

Columbus Museum of Art Kids Center

Grades 3/4

Game Day at Kirk Campus

Audubon Park Discovery

Ice Skating at the Chiller

3D movie at COSI

Young Chef’s Academy

Grades 5/6

Galaxy Games & Golf

Zoombezi Bay

Clay Cafe

Rock Climbing

Adventure Elements at Camp Mary Orton

Grades 7/8

Sand Volleyball & Beach Fun at Alum Creek Beach

Canoe Trip

Sky Zone

High Ropes at Summit Vision

Columbus Zoo



Afternoon Sports Programs Grades 2-6

June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017 QUICK FACTS • For students entering Grades 2-6 • Lunch provided for full-day students TIMES • Sports Camps only (half-day): 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Morning programs available • Extended care options available • No camps will be held on July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day WEEKLY COST • $200.00 PROGRAMS OFFERED • Week 1: Basketball • Week 2: Swimming & Diving • Week 3: Field Hockey • Week 4: Volleyball • Week 5: Sports of All Sorts • Week 6: Lacrosse • Week 7: Tennis NEW FOR 2017! • New coaches • Focused toward group needs


Our sports camps introduce kids to team and individual sports and the fundamentals of each athletic endeavor. The program is open to students in grades 2-6, and are co-ed (with the exception of girls’ field hockey). All camps take place in our state-of-the-art Wellness and Athletics Complex, which houses an extraordinary 8-lane swimming pool, and is complete with two gyms and yoga and fitness studios. Additionally, our Kirk Campus (located on N. Cassady Ave.) has wonderful athletic fields for soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse, as well as track and field facilities and newly resurfaced tennis courts. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment, however we do have limited supplies available for use.

Week 1 Basketball Camp Athletes will learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and energetic atmosphere. They will work on passing, dribbling, shooting, and defensive skills and then use them in game play. Teamwork and sportsmanship will also be developed to enhance their love for the game.

Week 2 Swim & Dive Camp Our swim and dive coaches with teach kids all the skills necessary to be a competitive swimmer while providing a fun and challenging environment to learn all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns, as well as the basics of diving. Swimmers & Divers will also get to compete in their favorite events in a fun competition at the conclusion of the week that friends and family can watch.

Week 4 Volleyball Volleyball programing will include instruction on fundamental skills such as passing, setting, serving, and attacking. After learning the basic fundamentals, campers will have the opportunity to apply them in competitive drills and game-like situations. This camp is perfect for athletes of all levels who enjoy team competition and making new friends!

Week 5 Sports of All Sorts We will spend this week playing a wide variety of sports and learning the skills specific to each of them. Sports include flag football, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, crossfit exercises, golf, and much more! We will simulate the American Ninja Warrior with obstacle courses of our own. Come ready to spend the day in the sun playing sports of all sorts!

Week 6 Lacrosse Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting in a positive learning environment. We will then incorporate those skills into fun drills and modified games. We strive to build confidence and spread enthusiasm and excitement for lacrosse.

Week 7 Tennis CSG Summer Program’s Tennis Camp introduces students to the game of tennis in a way that is fun and age-appropriate. Instructors will focus on hand-eye coordination, foundation strokes, basic rules, tennis games, and good sportsmanship. No heavy competition—just good times and fun!

Week 3 Girls Field Hockey Camp Our goal is to teach FUNdamental field hockey skills in a positive

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learning environment. This program strives to give each athlete

child gets sets CSG Summer Programs

the confidence and motivation to continue participating. We

apart from other summer experiences.

hope to spread our love for the sport to the next generation of field hockey players.

The counselors get him and like him for who he is



Bookends Program Pre-K - Grade 5

June 12-16, 2017 and August 7-11, 2017 QUICK FACTS • For students entering Pre-K through Grade 5 • Lunch and snacks not provided • Pre-season June 12 – June 16 • Post season August 7 – August 11 TIMES • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Extended care options available WEEKLY COST • $300.00


CSG Summer Programs is excited to offer additional

Example of Daily Schedule:

programing for the weeks before and after our regularly

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Before care

scheduled programs in June and August. “Bookends” is open

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Morning meetings, beginning of day

to all students grades pre-K through grade 5. Our Preseason


Bookends week will be spent at CSG’s Cynthia’s Woods facility

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Field trip to Sharon Woods Metro

exploring nature and all the fun things we can do outdoors. The Postseason Bookends week will be spent on CSG’s main

Park for Creaking 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Enjoy our packed lunch and head back

campus. Both weeks you can expect fun, age-appropriate

to CSG

field trips that inspire curious young minds to engage the

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children ages 3-5 enjoy a rest time

world around them. We will create our own artwork with

Children in grades 1-5 partake in a

materials found on our field trips, make board games come to life in exciting and messy new ways, try our hand at face

riveting game of “Messy Twister” 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Board games or outdoor games

painting, and so much more! Each week will have its own

depending on the weather

thematic adventures connecting the morning discoveries to our

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clean up, end of day activities

afternoon activities in order to build on new knowledge gained

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

After care

each day. For these two weeks, you can expect the high quality of CSG Summer Programs in a more relaxed atmosphere as we gear up for our summer adventures and/or celebrate the end of summer together.

Participants will need to bring their own lunch and snacks as we will be enjoying lunch off campus nearly every day. We will start and end our day as a large group and separate into smaller groups (by grade level) as needed for our daily trips and activities.



General Information

at the end of the day. For Before Care, we request children not be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. Similarly, parents must pick-up

Hours of Operation Before Care Pre-K- Grade 8

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Programs (Half-day)

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Programs (Half-day)

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Full-day Programs

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grades 9-12

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Care Pre-K through Grade 8

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Program Dates Bookends Preseason: June 12 – June 16 Week 1: June 19 - June 23 Week 2: June 26 - June 30 Week 3: July 3 – July 7 (no classes on July 4) Week 4: July 10 – July 14 Week 5: July 17 – July 21 Week 6: July 24 – July 28 Week 7: July 31 – August 4

their children by 6:00 p.m. Please note: if a child is not picked up on time, his or her parents will be charged $1.00 for every minute they arrive after 6:00 p.m. If your child is not enrolled in Extended care, please drop off your child no earlier than 7:20 a.m., and pick up your child no later than 4:40 p.m. Students not picked up after 4:40 p.m. will be sent to afternoon extended care and an additional fee will be applied.

Lunch and Snacks CSG will serve a nutritious, cafeteria style lunch each day, including a hot lunch and salad bar. The cost of the lunch program is included for all full day students and half-day preschool students. Half-day students in grades 1-12 may purchase lunch for a fee of $30 per week which must be paid upon registration. Half-day students may not purchase lunch from CSG on a day-to-day basis.

Bookends Postseason: August 7 – August 11

A healthy snack will be provided daily in the morning and

Upper School Credit Courses

Programs for grades 1-8. Fresh fruit will be served each day as

afternoon for students in the Explore! Program and Zoom!

Term 1: June 19 – July 7 (no classes on July 4)

one of the snack options and a wide variety of kosher, Gluten

Term 2: July 10 – July 28

free, and/or nut free snacks are available.

Facilities Our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center will take main

Policies and Procedures

stage for our theatre programs. Additionally, we have our

Payment and Fees

Wellness and Athletics Complex which includes an 8-lane swimming pool (the only one of its kind in a secondary school in Central Ohio) along with a yoga studio, weight room, and 2 gymnasiums. The Explore! Program (ages 3-5/ Pre-KKindergarten) is housed in the Columbia House, an independent building on our campus that caters specifically to the educational and developmental needs of our youngest students – including our brand new student-designed tree house. Lunch is provided for students daily in our open and bright, recently renovated dining room. Additionally, our Kirk Campus (located on N. Cassady Ave.) has wonderful athletic fields for soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse, as well as track and field facilities and tennis courts.

Extended Care

Each week requires an initial non-refundable deposit of 30% made by credit card. Note that though you must use a credit card during the initial online registration process, you may pay your balance with a check. It is your responsibility to make sure that final balances are paid by May 15. If we have not received an alternate form of payment from you by May 15, we will charge the remaining balance to the credit card on file. Should you wish to give us a new credit card number, please call us at 614-2520781 x439 or mail a check payable to “Columbus School for Girls’ to: 65 S. Drexel Ave. Bexley, Ohio 43209. Fees for insufficient funds will be charged to the student. Registrations after May 15 must be paid in full at the time of registering and a $25 late fee will be added. Registration and payment may be made through My BackPack

Grades Pre-K – Grade 8 / All Weeks / Before Care $50 per week,

Summer Online Registration with a credit card. For payments

After Care $65 per week, Both $85 per week

made with a credit card, a 3.75% processing fee will be assessed.

Before Care and After Care programs are available for children enrolled in the Explore! Program, as well as for those enrolled in programs for Grades 1-8. Before Care begins at 7:30 a.m. and After Care ends at 6:00 p.m. Each will provide space for children to relax as they wake up/wind-down from the day, or engage in activities, such as drawing and playing games, until either regular programming begins or parents pick-up their children


Registration All registration can be done online through our registration portal at With registration, we require that the Emergency Medical Form be submitted on behalf of the child (part of the registration paperwork). If a child is enrolled in the Explore! Program, we

require an Annual Physician’s Report and an Early Childhood

reports will consist of a summary of the student’s development

Student Health Record and Authorization Form (in addition to

and effort as well as either letter grades or pass/fail ratings as

the Emergency Medical Form).

appropriate. They will be posted to each students’ account upon

This additional form is available on our web site.

course completion. Non-CSG students desiring credit for courses

Please Note: Registration is not considered complete until full payment and forms are received. A confirmation e-mail of complete registration will be sent upon receipt of all required documents and payment.

Cancellations/Refunds/Late Fees Cancellations will be subject to a fee of 10 percent of the total tuition, or $50, whichever is greater. This applies to a deposit made and to those who have paid full tuition. Refunds will be mailed to you by check. A late fee of $25 will be applied to registrations made after May 15.

Amending Registrations

taken during CSG Summer Programs should consult their individual school authorities to determine their policy regarding work done during the summer. The Director of Summer Programs will be happy to provide complete course descriptions and any information necessary for credit assessment.

How to register Opens January 1, 2017

Online CSG Summer Programs only accepts online registrations. You are only a few clicks away from registration! Here’s how to get started: 1. Go to the CSG Summer Programs site at www. and click on the

You are not able to remove classes online after you have submitted your registration. You can, however, add classes. Should you need to make any changes to a session for which you

REGISTER NOW tab. 2. When you enter the Registration site, if you are a CSG parent during the year or participated in previous summer’s CSG

have already registered, please contact us. If a parent wishes to

Summer Programs, you will log into your My Backpack account.

switch their child from one class to another (rather than

If you are new to CSG Summer Programs, you will need to

withdraw the child) they may do so at any time without penalty if there is room in the new course. Amendments to a student’s registration will not be made without direct parental consent.

create a new account. 3. After following the registration instructions and picking your student’s schedule, you will be use a credit card to pay the

Students are not permitted to submit changes to their own

deposit or make full payment. Regardless of your payment


preference, you will need to select “Pay Now” to officially submit your registration. Please Note: registration is not

Discounts Early Bird Discount: If a student is registered by March 12, a $25 discount will be deducted. Any additional classes added after March 12 will be full price. Family Discount: If two or more children are enrolled for full-day programs for at least six weeks,

complete until your deposit (30%) is received. 4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your registration has been received. 5. Once we receive and verify your registration, we will send you a confirmation email with the courses we have you registered for

a family discount of $150 will be refunded. This excludes Credit

and the balance due. If qualified, the Early Bird Discount will be


Standards of Conduct If CSG Summer Programs staff determines that a child exhibits disruptive or unsafe behavior, CSG Summer Programs reserves the right to dismiss the student from the program. If a child is dismissed from the CSG Summer Program, it will result in the forfeiture of the full tuition cost of the registered courses. Please Note: CSG Summer Programs adheres to the standards of conduct as outlined by Columbus School for Girls. For more information, please see the Columbus School for Girls handbook (an online copy of this publication can be found at

Course Credit Progress Reports For CSG’s credit courses, students will receive a written report of his/her progress at three and/or six week intervals. These

applied at this point. 6. Fill out any additional forms required for your program (Bookends Program - Age 3-5 & Explore! Program Only)

Early Childhood Annual Physician Report: found on web site only.

7. It is your responsibility to make sure your balance has been paid by May 15. If you would like to pay the remaining balance by check or a different credit card, please call or send check to us prior to May 15. If we have not received an alternate form of payment from you by May 15, we will charge the remaining balance to the credit card on file. Fees for insufficient funds will be charged to the student. Checks can be mailed to:

CSG Summer Programs

65 S. Drexel Ave.




Columbus School for Girls 65 S. Drexel Ave. Columbus, OH 43209



We hope to see you this summer! PROGRAM DATES Bookends Preseason: June 12 – June 16 Week 1: June 19 - June 23 Week 2: June 26 - June 30 Week 3: July 3 - July 7 (no classes July 4) Week 4: July 10 - July 14 CONTACT US! Phone (614) 252-0781 ext. 439 E-mail

Week 5: July 17 - July 21 Week 6: July 24 - July 28 Week 7: July 31 - August 4 Bookends Postseason: August 7 – August 11

FOLLOW US! Twitter – @CSGSummer Facebook – CSG Summer Programs Instagram – csgsummer

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a CSG education for your daughter, please contact the Office of Admission at (614) 252-0781 ext. 310 or

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