Issuu on Google+

GER M ANTOWN AC ADEMY 2011 Summer Programs

n w O r u o Y Create th i w e c n e i r e p x E p m Ca S P M A C O COMB

academics

science and technology camps

enrichment camps

sports camps

visual and performing arts camps

day camps combo camps

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

www.gacamp.org 3


endless possibilities

At GA you can create your own camp experience!

o b m o c mps ca Academics + Explorer Camp

Science + Day Camp aikido + theater workshop

Sign up for one week or up to six. Combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day of summer fun.

Academics + Sports Tennis + Video Arts Robotics + ArtQuest

Belfry Mainstage + Rocketry Digital Photography + Day Camp Design Technology + Music

...and many more combinations to choose from!

It’s your choice! You can also sign up for many HALF day only programs such as... academics • music art quest • robotics science camp rocketry • belfry theater • mini camp

2

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS


join us all day! Traditional Day Camp and Preschool Camp

Sports Camps

Explorer Camp

Art Quest

Day Camp offers archery, nature, swimming lessons, fishing, sports, canoeing, Aikido, rocketry, rope climbing, arts and crafts and so much more! See page 24-26 for more details.

Q

Still have questions? The Summer Programs staff can help you design a day that matches your child’s personality and interests. Call us at 267.405.7321

Orienteering

About Us INDEPENDENCE, CONFIDENCE, COMPASSION, COLLABORATION, and HONOR. ese core values are communicated and modeled every day of the year at Germantown Academy. e professional educators and coaches of Germantown Academy Summer Programs are dedicated to ensuring that all campers develop and experience these values. While learning new skills in a specialized activity area, your child will be a part of a thriving community grounded in personal contact and human interaction. Turn off the television, put away the electronic games, and consider giving your child the GA Advantage this summer.

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

3


table of contents 5

General Information Academics

Younger Grades (K-5) Middle Grades (5-8) Upper Grades (7-12)

6 9 10

Enrichment

Explorer Camp Babysitting Sewing Aikido Orienteering Music Camps

11 11 11 11 12 13

Science & Technology 14 15 15 15 16 16 16

Wildlife Discovery Camps Science Camp Design Technology Robotics Model Rocketry Multimedia Madness Video Arts Theater and Art

Belfry eater eater Workshops Clay and Sculpture Art Quest Adventure Digital Photography

17 17 18 18 18

Sports

Baseball Basketball Field Hockey Football Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Soball Tennis Wrestling Day Camp

Traditional Day Camp Aernoon Day Camp Counselors in Training Preschool Camp Mini Camp

24 25 25 26 26

Other Services

27

OUR PHILOSOPHY Every child has unique needs and interests. We provide a full array of specialized summer programs designed to inspire each camper and cultivate their passions.

Summer Programs Office Please contact us with your questions and we will be glad to help you! Email: summer@gacamp.org Phone: 267.405.7321 Fax: 267.405.7184

4

20 20 21 22 22 22 22 23 23 23

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Open House Come to our open house on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11am to 1pm. Learn all about how you can Create Your Own Camp Experience, and visit our brand new athletic fields and facilities.


general information Registration

Health

• Register online at www.gacamp.org. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required for each camper. You will be invoiced for the balance; payments are accepted online with Visa or Master Card (we do not accept American Express or Discover) or by check. All camp fees must be paid in full by May 30, 2011 or you may lose your reservation and the space may be filled from the waiting list. If you register aer May 30, the full amount is due at the time of registration.

Germantown Academy employs a full-time nurse and athletic trainer to meet the health needs of our campers. In order for us to effectively care for campers in the event of illness or injury, parents are required to complete health information forms for each camper as part of the registration process. No child will be permitted to attend camp without completed health forms.

• For a $25 registration fee, a paper application may be submitted. Call our Summer Programs office or see the “Forms” section of our website for details. ere is no charge for applying online.

A nutritious lunch is available for a fee of $25/week. Please see our website for additional information and menu options. Campers attending a morning program until 12:00pm and an aernoon program beginning at 1:00pm will attend a supervised lunch period in our air conditioned dining room from 12:0012:45pm. All other campers, including aernoon Day Camp participants, eat lunch with their respective groups.

Start-up Packet A start-up packet will be posted on our website in late May with detailed information relevant to the specific camps your child will be attending. is information will include what to bring, what to wear, what to expect, and drop-off and pick-up procedures. Car tags will be sent to all registered families by May 30 and must be displayed by any driver picking up a camper. If you need additional car tags, please contact the Summer Programs office.

Early Bird Discount A 10% discount will be applied to camp fees and extended day fees for each camper who is enrolled in at least three weeks of camp and has paid all camp fees in full by March 5, 2011. is discount does not apply to lunch or programs added to the camper’s account aer March 5.

Lunch

Swimming Germantown Academy has a 25-yard indoor pool, staffed by experienced, certified lifeguards. Recreational swimming is included in our sports camps and aernoon day camp schedule. Daily group swimming lessons are provided to participants who are enrolled in Preschool Day Camp and Traditional Day Camp. Towels for swimming are provided.

Supervision Children will always be with an escort when traveling between activities and lunch. Counselors keep full schedules of campers and get them to sports, academics, theater, day camp, art, lunch, swimming or wherever their Summer Programs day takes them!

Refund Protection • If you cancel for any reason before May 30, 2011 you will receive a refund of all fees paid, minus the $100 deposit. We do not issue refunds aer May 30 unless you purchase our Refund Protection plan. • With the purchase of the Refund Protection plan, Germantown Academy will reimburse parents 75% of the unused portion of camp fees (excluding the non-refundable $100 deposit) for a valid medical withdrawal that is accompanied by written documentation from a doctor. Cost of the Refund Protection plan is $20 per camper.

Service Charges A service charge of $25 will be assessed for any changes made to a camper’s schedule aer May 30, 2011.ere will be a charge of $35 assessed for any check returned by the bank.

Extended Hours Program We provide supervision for children who need to arrive early and/or stay on campus beyond the regular program hours. Several enrollment options are available. e hours and general parameters of the AM and PM sessions are described below.

AM Session: 7:00-8:45 AM PM Session: 3:30-6:00 PM 1. Full-time: Enrolling in the AM or PM session 5 days/wk. Cost: $50 per week for each session, $100.00 per week for both sessions every day 2. Part-time: Register for specified days per session Cost: $11 3. Drop-In: Daily as needed, no pre-registration Cost: $15 An additional charge of $15.00 for pick-ups 1-15 minutes aer 6:00 PM and an additional $1.00 charge for every minute aer 6:15 PM.

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

5


academic programs Academics

Lower School Academic Coordinator: Phy Chauveau phy.chauveau@gacamp.org Middle and Upper School Academic Coordinator: Kristen Donches kristen.donches@gacamp.org HOW DO I KNOW WHO TO CONTACT? If a course includes students entering 5th grade or below contact Phy Chauveau. If a course is exclusively for students in 6th grade or above, contact Kristen Donches.

For more than 250 years, Germantown Academy has been using innovative teaching techniques to assure academic excellence. Our summer academic programs offer something for everyone, including enrichment, maintenance, and remediation courses. Our success is largely due to the patient, persistent, flexible, and caring teachers who find creative and stimulating ways to promote learning. Student teacher ratios never exceed 12 to 1 and are typically less than 6 to 1 in the K-5 Lower School classes. Students seeking academic credit for summer study need to consult with their respective schools for permission to pursue the course for credit. Enrollment is limited in all courses. Occasionally, classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment; all deposits and fees are returned if that happens.

Entering Grades K-5 Handwriting Without Tears™ Full of fun activities, songs and phonics, Handwriting Without Tears™ (HWT) is an easy and fun way to learn to print and to improve existing printing skills. is unique program, developed by an occupational therapist and a handwriting specialist, provides a developmentally based learning sequence where children learn writing skills using multi-sensory teaching aids and methods. is course, taught by our trained HWT teacher, will reinforce proper pencil grip, directionality, and writing fluency. Open to students entering grades K-1. Dates: June 20-July 15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00-11:00am Fee: $475

(New Course!) Beginning Chinese Language and Culture Have fun and learn some of the basics of the Chinese language and culture in this two-week, highly interactive program taught by a native speaker. Students will learn basic vocabulary, songs, games, and arts and cras to better understand our one billion friends in China. Session 1 Grades K-2: June 20–July 1 Session 1 Fee: $250/session Session 2 Grades 3-5: July 5–15 (closed July 4) Session 2 Fee: $225/session (week of July 4) Time: 9:00–11:00am

Fun with Spanish Get a jump start on learning another language! is fun class for students entering grades K-1 is a great way to start learning Spanish or reinforce beginning Spanish language skills. In addition to learning basic vocabulary and conversational Spanish, students will be exposed to customs, cras, music, and games from Spanishspeaking areas of the world. Dates: July 18-29 Time: 9:00-11:00am Fee: $250

6

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Get Ready for Numbers and Letters A relaxed and fun readiness program for beginning and non-readers, this course is designed for students who would benefit from development of letter and number recognition. Teachers emphasize group social skills and understanding of basic number and letter concepts needed to succeed in a formal school setting. Open to students who are entering grades K-1. Dates: July 18–29 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $250


Summer in Alphabetia Children entering grades 1 - 2 are invited to join our puppet friends in the Land of Alphabetia, where letters and words come to life! e Alphabetia program is a unique part of the very successful Lower School curriculum at Germantown Academy, and our qualified teachers are excited to facilitate activities developed especially for our summer program. Beginning reading skills will be reinforced through fun games and hands-on activities. Children will learn and practice phonetic strategies, as emphasized in the Signs for Sounds program. Participants will also gain confidence and build motivation for reading as they enjoy a wide variety of reading at their specific Independent Reading Level. Session 1: June 20-July 1 Session 2: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00-11:00am Session 1 Fee: $250/session Session 2 Fee: $225/session (week of July 4)

Planet Math Students entering grades 1-2 will love this summer opportunity to practice their math skills and satisfy their excitement to advance their learning. Don’t miss your ticket to a mathematical adventure that is out of this world! is class engages young learners through hands-on activities and games as they blast through outer space. Students will visit special sites throughout the galaxy as they explore mathematical concepts. Session 1: June 20–July 1 Session 2: July 18–29 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $250/session

Hooked on Books is is a fun course designed for students who would benefit from shortterm skill maintenance in reading and language arts. Students read and write daily and participate in book talks, discussion groups, games, and computer activities related to language arts. A variety of appealing books, magazines, and stories on tape are available for students

to borrow. Open to students entering grades 2-3. Dates: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00–11:00 Fee: $225

Hooked on Math is math class for students entering grades 2-3 engages students in lively interactive projects and games designed to strengthen basic computation skills, expand mathematical experiences, and build confidence in taking on problemsolving challenges. Session 1: June 20-July 1 Session 2: July 18–29 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $250/session

Math Attack Do you ever have trouble remembering how to do math when school starts again in September? If so, Math Attack “3-4” or Math Attack “5-6” will keep your brain working! is is the perfect course for students who are allergic to drill and practice sheets. Math Attack focuses on review and reinforcement of basic intermediate math skills through engaging games, computer challenges, and SmartBoard lessons. Each participant will receive a packet of games and activities that can easily be used at home throughout the summer and school year. Math Attack “3-4”; Open to students entering grades 3-4 (Choose one week or both.) Dates: June 20-24 June 27-July 1 Time: 9:00-11:00am Fee: $125/week Math Attack “5-6”; Open to students entering grades 5-6 (Choose one week or more.) Dates: July 5-July 8 (closed July 4) July 11-July 15 July 18-July 22 July 25-July 29 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $100/week 3 (week of July 4) Fee: $125/week 4, 5 and 6

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

A Touch of Culture– An Introduction to the Far East (New Course!) Introduction to China Beginning Chinese Language and Culture Have fun and learn some of the basics of the Chinese language and culture in this twoweek, highly interactive program taught by a native speaker. Students will learn basic vocabulary, songs, games, and arts and cras to better understand our one billion friends in China. Session 1 Grades K-2: June 20–July 1 Session 2 Grades 3-5: July 5–15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00–11:00am Session 1 Fee: $250/session Session 2 Fee: $225/session (week of July 4)

Aikido e Art of Japanese Self-Defense Learn Aikido, a Japanese self-defense art that combines powerful movements with ancient samurai philosophy of chivalry. e word “Aikido” literally means “the way of harmonizing with energy.” It teaches students to be able to defend themselves while also protecting their opponent. e ultimate aim is not only to be able to resolve external conflict, but to find a deep calm and confident center within our selves. Campers will be escorted from Germantown Academy to our neighbors across the street at the River of Life Martial Arts and Wellness Center at 321 Morris Road, Fort Washington. Session 1 Grades 4-6: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Session 1 Fee: $270/session (week of July 4) Session 2 Grades 1-3: July 18–29 Session 2 Fee: $300/session Time: 9:00am–12:00pm

dded a n e e b s Aikido haDay Camp to our s as well! activitie 7


academic programs

their first m o fr y e and Jo d Angelica p u   d the car an e k in ic d p e I p n m e “Wh elica ju g etia, Ang b a n, readin h fu lp h A c u in m y a o d t was s mmy tha o ‘M ” , id a s en hard!’ wasn't ev onnolly Sabrina C

Math Plus+ Read/Write/Compute Read/Write/Compute is intended to maintain and encourage quality reading and writing for students who are entering grades 3-5. e format includes sustained reading, writing, computer activities, online resources, and motivating projects. Each week we will focus on a different topic. June 20-24: Mystery June 27–July 1: Adventure July 5–8: World Traveler (closed July 4) July 11-15: Animals July 18-22: Fantasy July 25–29: Chocolate Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $125/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $100/week 3 (week of July 4)

8

Designed to provide interesting, enriching math activities for students entering grades 3-4, participants will strengthen and expand their math skills as they engage in activities that include topics not always part of a traditional, grade-level mathematics program. Each week we will focus on a different facet of mathematics. June 20-24: Winning Strategy June 27–July 1: Logical Reasoning July 5-8: Get into Shapes (closed July 4) July 11-15: 3-D Discoveries July 18-22: What are the Odds? July 25–29: Hands-On Equations™ Time: 11:00am–12:00pm Fee: $75/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $60/week 3 (week of July 4)

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Individual Tutoring for students entering K-6 Our qualified teachers would be happy to schedule your child for private specialized tutoring sessions. is service is only available to campers who are already registered for at least one other summer program at Germantown Academy. Contact Phy Chauveau if you are interested. Dates: To be arranged with teacher Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Fee: $60/hour

11:00 Connection Finished with your academic course at 11:00? Do you have a sibling in another program finishing at 12:00? Are you going to Day Camp, Art Quest, music, or another program in the aernoon? e 11:00 Connection is the answer for you! Connect with friends for a fun-filled hour, and then connect with family, Aernoon Day Camp, or another program for the aernoon. Activities include playground recess, sports, group challenges, arts and cras, storytelling, puzzles, and games. Open to students entering grades 1-6. Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Fee: $75/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $60/week 3 (week of July 4)


Entering Grades 5-8 Study Skills Junior Want to learn some tricks to make studying for tests easier? Need help keeping assignments straight? Wondering what text marking is all about? is is the course for you! Explore many topics that will make your academic life easier and more enjoyable in this dynamic and engaging course. e middle grades can present challenges as the academic workload becomes more rigorous. You will learn strategies for managing long-term assignments, writing research papers, writing summaries, and more. Students should expect to complete a small amount of homework each night. Open to students entering grades 5-6. Dates: June 20–July 1 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $250

Math Madness is course offers math enrichment with a technological twist! Students will use computers daily as they explore new websites and 21st Century webtools to enrich their math capabilities. ey will discover how math is an integral part of everyday life through extensive use of SmartBoard activities and games, manipulatives, and books. New topics will be explored each week. Open to students entering grades 5-6. Dates: June 20-24 June 27-July 1 July 5-July 8 (Closed July 4) July 11-July 15 July 18-July 22 July 25-July 29 Time: 11:00am–12:00pm Fee: $75/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $60/week 3 (week of July 4)

how to do math when school starts again in September? If so, Math Attack “5-6” will keep your brain working! is is the perfect course for students who are allergic to drill and practice sheets. Math Attack focuses on review and reinforcement of basic intermediate math skills through engaging games, computer challenges, and SmartBoard lessons. Each participant will receive a packet of games and activities that can easily be used at home throughout the summer and school year. Math Attack “5-6” -Open to students entering grades 5-6. (Choose one week or more.) Dates: July 5-July 8 July 11-July 15 July 18-July 22 July 25-July 29 Time: 9:00–11:00am Fee: $100/week 3 (week of July 4) Fee: $125/week 4, 5 and 6

“My favorite memory of the Reading and Writing Camp was my teacher. She was so engaging!” Carley Harrity Creative Writing Workshop We all have stories to tell. We’ve done things, been places, and dreamed great dreams. Come cra your ideas into dramatic short stories, comical scenes, and powerful poetic images. Let’s share our ideas and develop our strengths. is is an invitation to writers and pretenders entering grades 6-8. Dates: July 18–July 29 Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Fee: $400

Reading and Writing Workshop is course helps students improve their reading, writing, and study skills. Students will work on strengthening these areas through a variety of activities in and out of class. Reading selections will include fiction and nonfiction. Working individually and in groups, students will develop their reading comprehension, critical thinking, and expository writing abilities. Using content area material, students will practice how to read a textbook, take notes, prepare an outline, and study for a test. Daily instruction in grammatical concepts will also be provided. Open to students entering grades 6-7. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 8:00–10:00am Fee: $725

Math Attack

add a sports camp when your class is over, and we’ll pro-rate the fee! See page 20 for details.

Do you ever have trouble remembering

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

9


academic programs Entering Grades 7-12 Pre-Algebra A comprehensive course that includes a study of number systems (members of the system, properties, arithmetic operations), preparation and simplification of mathematical expressions, equations and inequalities, properties of numbers (factors, multiples, primes, composites, etc.), geometry of basic plane figures, and a variety of problems whose solutions require knowledge and understanding of the topics noted above. Open to students entering grades 7-9 (6th graders may enroll with special permission). Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 10:00am–12:00 Fee: $725pm

10

Study Skills 101

Algebra 2

is course is designed to give students experience with a variety of valuable study techniques, to lead them to recognize their particular learning styles, and to help them to connect the two. Are you more lebrained or right-brained? A list maker or a graphic organizer? A visual or auditory learner? Let’s find out, and then let’s work to develop specific study skills that will help you to maximize your academic talents. Open to students entering grades 7-9. Dates: June 20-July 1 Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Fee: $400

For students entering grades 8-11, this course emphasizes the structure of algebra and basic algebraic procedures. Topics include the properties of and how to solve linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations, graphing polynomial and rational equations as well as systems of equations, the properties of rational expressions, arithmetic operations with rational expressions, logarithms, exponents, basic trigonometry, and word problems applying all these topics. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 10:00am–12:00pm Fee: $725

Algebra 1 Open to students entering grades 7-10 who would benefit from exposure to introductory algebra. is course emphasizes the fundamental ideas and processes of introductory algebra. e axiomatic basis of algebra is blended with the development of skills and the ability to use algebra in solving problems. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 8:00am-10:00am Fee: $725

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Geometry For students entering grades 8-11, this course includes a thorough study of the main topics of plane geometry and how these topics coordinate with one another. e role of definitions and undefined terms is clarified. Students will learn the principles of deductive reasoning and mathematical proof, and to present arguments in a clear, orderly fashion. e application of theorems in the solution of numerical problems is a major part of this course. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 8:00am–10:00am Fee: $725


enrichment camps Explorer Camp

Aernoon Explorer Camp

Director: Daniel Stahl daniel.stahl@gacamp.org

Campers attending other summer programs in the morning may sign up for Afternoon Explorer Camp. Campers in the Aernoon Explorer Program meet at 12:00, eat lunch together, and join the full day Explorer Camp in the festivities planned for the day. In some cases when there is a trip that is a great distance away, an alternate trip will be planned for the Aernoon Explorers. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 12:00-4:00pm Fee: $300/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $240/week 3 (week of July 4)

e goal of Explorer Camp is to give campers entering grades 7-8 the opportunity to learn how to take healthy risks while making friends and having fun. Campers travel off campus to attend wilderness excursions, participate in service projects, and enjoy recreational pursuits. Our creative, experienced staff supervises the safe and exciting schedule of varied summer activities, from whitewater raing and rock climbing to museum trips and miniature golf outings. Campers may attend one week or all six, but space is limited so early registration is recommended. e fee covers all costs except spending money for souvenirs when applicable. Due to the nature of the program, all campers should plan to bring a lunch om home every day instead of ordering om our lunch service. Every week is different, and the schedule is available on our website. Note: e activity schedule may change due to weather. On some days, campers are required to arrive before 8:30 a.m., and will arrive at camp aer 4:00 p.m. Parents will be notified about those occasions in advance. Dates: June 20–July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $500/week 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $400/week 3 (week of July 4)

Babysitting Workshop Designed for campers entering grades 6-8 who are responsible and enjoy spending time with young children. In this course, campers will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become confident caregivers for infants, toddlers, and school-age children. ey will interact with children at the GA Child Care Center and learn ways to keep children safe and happy. Hands-on activities and role playing will include topics such as responding to emergencies, making decisions under pressure, communicating with parents, and landing a babysitting job. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course. Dates: July 11-15 Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Fee: $200

“My 11 year-old daughter loved the babysitting training class. She was really proud of the certificate she earned and was ready to babysit after completing the course.” Jane Storero Introduction to Sewing If you yearn to create cras and clothing, here is the place to start. For beginners with minimal sewing experience, this workshop is the perfect way to learn how to operate a sewing machine and use various sewing tools, as well as learn foolproof methods for sewing a straight seam and hand stitching. Finished projects include a draw-string bag and a personalized pillow. Open to campers entering grades 6-8. Ready, set, sew! Dates: July 18-22 Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Fee: $250

Aikido e Art of Japanese Self-Defense Learn Aikido, a Japanese self-defense art that combines powerful movements with ancient samurai philosophy of chivalry. e word “Aikido” literally means “the way of harmonizing with energy.” It teaches students to be able to defend themselves while also protecting their opponent. e ultimate aim is not only to be able to resolve external conflict, but to find a deep calm and confident center within our selves. Campers will be escorted from Germantown Academy to our neighbors across the street at the River of Life Martial Arts and Wellness Center at 321 Morris Road, Fort Washington. Session 1 Grades 4-6: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Session 1 Fee: $270/session (week of July 4) Session 2 Grades 1-3: July 18–29 Session 2 Fee: $300/session Time: 9:00am–12:00pm

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

11


enrichment camps

Orienteering and (Wilderness) Survival Skills is action-packed course introduces the basics of practical outdoor skills and wilderness survival. We learn and apply our new skills in the abundantly varied terrain of the Wissahickon Watershed. Our daily explorations take place within the rich habitat that surrounds the Wissahickon Creek, from Fort Washington State Park along the creek’s path through the dramatic Valley Green section of Fairmount Park. e opportunities for discovery are endless as the creek travels through this forested landscape. We’ll become familiar with elementary survival skills including basic emergency first aid, poison ivy and tick avoidance, sheltering skills and simple shelter building, water purification, fire building, identifying edible and toxic plants, wilderness nutrition, climbing skills, catching fish and other aquatic life, and practical navigation. We learn how the area surrounding the stream can provide most of our survival needs. is course is fast-paced and always outOpen to students entering side. grades 5-8. Dates: July 18-22 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $420

12

Advanced Outdoorsmanship is course is fast-paced, ambitious and exciting! It introduces and applies many of the same wilderness and survival skills as the first course, while building the challenge and sense of discovery with more advanced climbing and rope skills, whitewater safety, team survival tactics, foul weather survival preparation, use of essential survival tools, orienteering, forest stewardship, and leave-no-trace outdoorsmanship. All necessary equipment will be provided. Safe, resourceful, environmentally friendly exploration will be emphasized. Outdoorsmanship and Wilderness Survival Skills is not a prerequisite for this course, though taking both courses will offer the most comprehensive experience. Open to students entering grades 6-8. Dates: July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $420

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS


Music Programs Our dedicated music teachers offer summer instruction in a wide variety of musical styles, and encourage creative growth for every student. To enroll in Summer Jazz, Summer Strings, or Summer Pops, participants should have at least two years of private study and at least one year of ensemble experience. No experience is necessary to enroll in Strike Up the Band. In our ensemble programs, a performance occurs on the last day of class to showcase the students’ talents and hard work. Please contact the instructor for specific eligibility requirements.

Summer Jazz Ensemble

Summer Pops Ensemble

Director: Chris Horner christopher.horner@gacamp.org

Director: Jeremy Correnti jeremy.correnti@gacamp.org

Summer Jazz is the perfect opportunity for students of piano, guitar, wind, string or percussion instruments to have some fun with music, learn how to improvise, and share some great sounds together. Students create some original works for the final concert. Open to students entering grades 5-9. Dates: July 18-July 29 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $400

Play great music, make new friends, and sharpen your instrumental skills at Germantown Academy's Summer Pops! Campers will explore a variety of musical styles, participate in small groups and large ensembles, and produce a culminating concert for family and friends. Instrumental time will be mixed with games that provide new perspectives on music appreciation, harmony and rhythm. For students of standard woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Open to students entering grades 5-9. Dates: June 20-July 15 (closed July 4) Time: 1:00-3:30pm Fee: $665

Strike up the Band! Director: Jeremy Correnti jeremy.correnti@gacamp.org Strike up the Band! is a beginning band introduction for young musicians with little or no experience. It is the perfect springboard for someone who is interested in joining a school’s band program. Campers may learn to play trumpet, trombone, French horn, clarinet, flute, or saxophone. Program includes small group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble experience. Limited to 8 students entering grades 4 and 5. Instrument rental is not included in camp fee. Dates: June 20-July 15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $760

Summer Strings Ensemble Director: Chris Horner christopher.horner@gacamp.org Set aside a complete week to dedicate yourself to the beautiful sounds of Summer Strings! is program is designed to give students of the violin, viola, cello, or double bass a chance to maintain their skills or challenge themselves to improve their abilities. Students truly enjoy the opportunity to counter the summer doldrums by learning new music and practicing in the company of other young musicians. Open to students entering grades 5-9. Dates: July 18-July 29 Time: 1:00-3:30pm Fee: $350

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

13


science & technology camps “My favorite memory from Germantown Academy Camp was when my son launched his rocket and it was a sure blast off. The smile on his face was priceless and the kids all were so excited to see one launch after another. What a neat way to end a camp session.” Nadine Solecki

Cape Cod Marine Life Adventure

Wildlife Discovery Camps Director: Craig Newberger craig.newberger@gacamp.org

New England Mountain Adventure Spend four days and three nights exploring the natural wonders in the mountains of New England. Highlights of our trip will include mountain climbing, white-water raing, wildlife tracking, hiking to a dinosaur trackway, and searching for reptiles and amphibians with a herpetologist. We will stay at a beautiful lodge in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Participants must be in good physical condition. Limited to 16 students entering grades 6-9. Dates: July 25-28 (Orientation Sunday, July 24) Fee: $650

14

Spend four days and three nights immersed in the natural environment of Cape Cod. We will travel by bus, stopping at the Mystic Aquarium along the way. On the Cape, we will spend three nights at the Cape Cod Sea Camp. We will explore a variety of habitats including sandy beaches, tidepools, salt marshes, sand dunes, and tidal flats. Activities will include whale watching, kayaking, and beachcombing. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of wildlife, including whales, birds, and marine invertebrates. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Limited to 20 students entering grades 6-8. Dates: June 11-14 (Orientation program Saturday, June 4) Fee: $650

Pocono Mountain Adventure Spend three days and two nights this summer exploring the Pocono Mountains and seeing lots of wildlife. Our adventure will include a morning of orientation on Saturday June 18, followed by three days and two nights at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Highlights of our trip will include hiking to a Pocono waterfall,

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

canoeing on a beaver pond, and searching for reptiles and amphibians. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Meals, lodging, and transportation are included in the cost of the program. Limited to 16 students entering grades 5 and 6. Dates: June 20-22 (Orientation on Saturday, June 18) Fee: $495

Exploring the Delaware Valley Natural Areas Spend five days exploring a variety of natural communities close to GA, including forest, field, pond, stream, and wetland environments. Some of the places we will visit include the Peace Valley Nature Center, Fort Washington State Park, French Creek State Park, and the Wissahickon. Participants can expect to see over 50 species of wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. ere is no overnight component to this program. Limited to 16 students entering grades 4 and 5. Dates: June 27-July 1 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $450


Science Camp Our science camp offers unique handson, real-world experiences for kids who have a genuine interest in how things work and what things are made of. Students entering grades K-5 are grouped according to age and taught by teachers skilled at presenting physical and biological sciences in creative and entertaining formats. Every class is a new adventure as young scientists participate in activities that tap into their curiosity and encourage critical thinking. Check the website for this year’s activity calendar. Most daily projects include take-home materials and a written explanation for parents. Questions? Contact: Susan Negro susan.negro@gacamp.org Dates: June 20-June 24 June 27-July 1 July 5-8 (closed July 4) July 11-15 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/week 1, 2, and 4 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

Design Technology (for primary grades) Students entering grades 1-3 explore principles of design while stretching their creativity and problem-solving skills. In this exciting hands-on workshop, young engineers will build a variety of models using kits from LEGO™ and K’NEX™. Some of the topics we will explore include bridges, simple machines, motorized vehicles, the science of flight, and solar energy. Enrollment is limited to one week per camper. Questions? Contact: Phy Chauveau phy.chauveau@gacamp.org Dates: June 27–July 1 July 5-8 (closed July 4) July 11-15 July 18-22 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/week 2, 4, and 5 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

Design Technology (for intermediate grades) Students entering grades 4-6 explore principles of design while stretching their creativity and problem-solving skills. In this exciting hands-on workshop, young engineers will build a variety of models using kits from LEGO™ and K’NEX™. Some of the topics we will explore include structures, pneumatics, solar energy, and robotics. Enrollment is limited to one week per camper. Questions? Contact: Phy Chauveau phy.chauveau@gacamp.org Dates: July 18–22 July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/week

Robotics Do you enjoy building models with LEGO™ building kits? Do you enjoy computer programming or would you like to know more? Campers learn about the fundamentals of robotics while working with the LEGO MINDSTORMS™ kits. You will learn how to use the provided soware to program your design to complete the required tasks. e building kits contain all of the programmable sensors, motors, and gears necessary to keep the imagination flowing! New this year – we will have LEGO NXT Robotic Kits to program! Open to students entering grades 5-8. Questions? Contact: Kristen Donches kristen.donches@gacamp.org Dates: July 5-8 (closed July 4) July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $190/week 3 (week of July 4) Fee: $235/week 6

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

15


science & technology camps Model Rocketry Do you really enjoy building models and wonder how things fly? en this rocketry camp is for you! We’ll spend a week learning the fundamentals of flight and apply these concepts to model rocketry. You’ll build one rocket from a kit to gain construction experience while learning the principles of stability (center of gravity and center of pressure), altitude prediction and measurement. You’ll then apply this knowledge to design, build and launch your own rocket. Open to students entering grades 5-8. Questions? Contact: Kristen Donches kristen.donches@gacamp.org Dates: June 27-July 1 Time: 9:00-12:00

Dates: July 11-15 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $250/week 2 and 4 Fee: $200/week 3 (week of July 4)

camp Make it a combo c amp and stay all d ay. See p ages 2 & 3 for more info rmation.

16

Dates: July 11-15 July 18-22 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $250/week

Rocket Launch Camp

Dates: July 5-8(Closed July 4) Time: 1:00-4:00

combo

Advanced Model Rocketry, for students entering grades 6-9 who have completed Model Rocketry. e structure of the week is similar to Model Rocketry – but the students complete and launch either a two-stage or two-cluster rocket for their first build, and a more complex design for their custom built rocket. Questions? Contact: Kristen Donches kristen.donches@gacamp.org

Build your own controllers and launch pads to practice launching model rockets. Learn about electronics and understand how to “debug” a problem launch. Each camper will build and launch a rocket using their newly constructed launching devices, build a simple altitude tracker, and calculate the height of their rocket’s flight. Open to *experienced rocketeers entering grades 5-9. *(Camper has taken Model Rocketry GA Summer Program or equivalent.) Questions? Contact: Kristen Donches kristen.donches@gacamp.org Dates: July 11-15 July 18-22 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: $250/week

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Multimedia Madness No more plain text on a page—make your projects move, fill them with color, and personalize them with photographs and video. In this 2-week session featuring SmartBoard technology, you will learn how to use digital photography, sound, and claymation in multimedia presentations. Have fun while you create some awesome computer projects. Open to students entering grades 5-7. Questions? Contact: Phy Chauveau phy.chauveau@gacamp.org Dates: July 5-July 15 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $360

Video Arts Camp Yearbook Learn how to create and produce your own videos through hands-on experience as a member of our very own summer programs video yearbook crew. Take digital photos and video footage of all the happenings on our campus, and learn editing techniques that will impress your friends and family. For students entering grades 68, this two-week program will teach the basics in audiovisual production using our state-of-the-art media center. Students will receive practical instruction in camera techniques, digital editing, storyboarding, and the production of audio sound tracks for video. Participants must be physically able to travel over rough terrain. Sign up for 2, 4, or 6 weeks. Session 1: June 20- July 1 Session 2: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Session 3: July 18-29 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: $400/session 1 and 3 Fee: $360/session 2 (week of July 4)


theater camp

GA was honored with Best High School Theater Program by Philadelphia Magazine in 2009. hool s the oldest high sc ha y em d ca A n w o Germant e United States. th in ub cl c ti a m ra d Junior Belfry

Take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine as they elude Jafar and Iago in Aladdin Jr.! Families all over the world have been charmed by the magic and music of Disney's retelling of this 101 Arabian Nights story. Watch it come alive this summer on the Belfry stage. Director: K. Richardson k.richardson@gacamp.org

Belfry Mainstage e Belfry Mainstage eater Camp is a production-oriented program designed to give children of varying levels of experience the opportunity to learn under the direction of professional theater artists. e 2011 show will be Aladdin Jr. When not directly rehearsing for the play, campers will be engaged in theater-related games, activities, acting exercises and cras. Open to boys and girls entering grades 4-8. Note: All participants must plan to attend every rehearsal. Dates: June 20-July 22 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $1300 Performance Dates: July 22: 10:00am Matinee for young children (free) July 21 and 22: 7:00pm Evening Performances

Open to campers entering grades 1-3, this program is specially designed to introduce younger theatre lovers to the stage. Junior Belfry is a process-oriented camp featuring dance, song, theater games, and just plain fun. In addition to exploring theaterrelated skills, Junior Belfry campers will, as a group, have the opportunity to perform in at least one number in the Mainstage production of Aladdin Jr. Dates: June 27-July 22 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $900 Invited Dress Rehearsal: July 22 at 10am Performance Dates: July 22: 10:00am Matinee for young children (free) July 21 and 22: 7:00pm Evening Performances

eater Workshop Series Our workshop series is designed for the acting student who is eager to improve his or her techniques on stage. Campers receive individualized instruction to help them grow as performers. Time: 1:00-3:00pm

June 20-24

Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Music eater Acting

June 27-July 1

Acting

Music eater $220

July 5-July 9

Dance

Improv

$175

July 11-July 15

Improv

Dance

$220

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

17

Fee $220


art quest Art Quest Adventure

Art Quest

For students entering grades 2-6. Tap into your creativity and dedicate time for art projects, using a different medium each week. Campers are grouped informally by age. See weekly themes below.

Morning Art Quest Director: Sandra Frazier sandra.frazier@gacamp.org

(We’re back!) Art Quest Junior

Aernoon Art Quest Director: Jessica Grisafi jessica.grisafi@gacamp.org Art Quest is a summer visual arts program offering a variety of classes for students entering Kindergarten through High School. Art Quest is much more than summer arts and cras! is program is appropriate for motivated students who are able to maintain concentration through several full hours of art experiences. Campers learn the complete creative process from practicing artists and art teachers who bring a variety of expertise across many genres. In addition to their art classes, students also participate in special activities to promote art appreciation and to learn about art history through games, books, videos and discussion. Fees cover all materials. Students enrolled in any week may elect to display their work in a special exhibit held the morning of Friday, July 29.

For students entering grades K-1. Activities each week will be based on the same media as Art Quest Adventure, but will be tailored to meet the needs of this age group. ere will be additional recess and story times each day. See weekly themes below.

Art Quest Weekly emes June 20-24: Drawing and Painting June 27–July 1: Printmaking July 5-8: Mixed Media and Collage (closed July 4) July 11-15: Works with Paper & Origami with Mimmy San July 18–22: Book Arts July 25–July 29: Sculpture Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

Art Quest Morning Art Quest Morning Director: Sandra Frazier sandra.frazier@gacamp.org

Art Quest Clay & Sculpture Open to students entering grades 3-8. Students explore the intricacies of handbuilt clay work as well as experience the challenge of using a pottery wheel. Session 1: June 20–July 1 Session 2: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Session 3: July 18–July 29 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $450/session 1 and 3 Fee: $405/session 2 (week of July 4)

18

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! The Joan Harrington Memorial Scholarships Annually, two scholarships are offered to honor the memory of our beloved art teacher and founder of Art Quest, Joan Harrington. See the Art Quest Section of our website for additional information.

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS


Middle/High School Art Quest Classes A series of in-depth classes designed for students entering grades 6-12. Class size is limited to 12 students. See our website for course details. June 20-24: Fashion Design June 27-July 1: Drawing Studio July 5-8: Painting Studio (Closed July 4) July 11-15: Mixed Media Studio July 18-22: Printmaking Studio July 25-July 29: Sculpture Studio Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

Digital Photography (Morning) Learn the basics of taking photographs using your digital camera. Daily photo safaris emphasize techniques that improve composition and image quality. In the lab, we will use Adobe Photoshop Elements™, a powerful but easy-to-use soware, to open up the world of creative editing for use on the web or in print. Advanced students are welcome too! Expand your creative horizon as you further enhance images with filters, special effects, and styles. Go from taking pictures to making images! Learn how to enhance pictures using the same tools that the pros use! *Note that camp cameras can be provided, but bringing your personal camera is recommended. Open to students entering grades 5-9. Questions? Contact: Sandra Frazier sandra.frazier@gacamp.org Dates: June 27-July 1 July 5-8 (closed July 4) July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $220/weeks 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

Art Quest Afternoon Art Quest Aernoon Workshop Series Director: Jessica Grisafi jessica.grisafi@gacamp.org For students entering grades 3-8. Art Quest Aernoon provides opportunities for students to develop their artistic and creative skills while having fun through enriching experiences! is program is workshop-style and allows students the freedom and opportunity for independent choices. Our experienced and enthusiastic staff direct students in two main areas of focus each week, with students choosing the workshops that interest them. Students may opt to stay in one area for the entire week to develop more in-depth projects or they may choose a different experience from day to day. In addition to our art workshops, Mimmy San, an experienced Origami expert and yoga instructor, teaches optional origami and yoga sessions one day per week for the campers in Art Quest Aernoon. Fees cover all materials and activities.

Art Quest Aernoon Weekly Workshop Topics June 20-24: Cartooning & Mask Making June 27–July 1: Recycled Works & Drawing Studio July 4-8: Painting Studio & Printmaking (closed July 4) July 11-17: Jewelry & Mixed Media Studio July 18-22: Fabric Workshop & Puppet Making July 25-July 29: Jewelry & Sculpture Studio Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: $220/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4)

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

Middle/High School Advanced Clay Class For students entering grades 6-10. is class is for older students who want to work on independent clay pieces with teacher guidance. Students will also have the opportunity to have instruction and practice using the pottery wheels. Class size is limited for individual attention. Session 1: June 20-July 1 Session 2: July 5-15 (closed July 4) Session 3: July 18-July 29 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: $450/session 1 and 3 Fee: $405/session 2 (week of July 4)

Digital Photography (Aernoon) is course is almost identical to the morning digital photography class with emphasis on independent exploration. Learn the basics of taking photographs using your digital camera. Daily photo safaris emphasize techniques that improve composition and image quality. In the lab, we will use Adobe Photoshop Elements™, a powerful but easy-to-use soware, to open up the world of creative editing for use on the web or in print. Advanced students are welcome too! Expand your creative horizon as you further enhance images with filters, special effects, and styles. Go from taking pictures to making images! Learn how to enhance pictures using the same tools that the pros use! *Note that camp cameras can be provided, but bringing your personal camera is recommended. Open to students entering grades 5-9. Questions? Contact: Jessica Grisafi jessica.grisafi@gacamp.org Dates: July 5-8 (closed July 4) July 11-15 July 18-22 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: $176/week 3 (week of July 4) Fee: $220/weeks 4 and 5

19


sports camps Sports Camps Many different specialized sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes interested in developing skills in a particular sport. Highly qualified varsity coaches run each camp. Our sports camps focus on teaching and improving the basic fundamentals necessary to be successful and competitive in a chosen sport. Young athletes are also exposed to actual competition and strategy while being encouraged to have fun and work hard.

Middle and High School Boys Developmental Basketball Camp

Basketball

Baseball Participants in Baseball Camp receive individual skills instruction, learn about position responsibilities, and participate in position drills and skills contests with awards and prizes. e program also includes instructional videos, daily games, and recreational swimming.

Baseball Senior Ages: 13-16 Dates: June 27–July 1 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Baseball Junior Ages: 8-12 Dates: July 5-8 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $220

Director: Jim Fenerty james.fenerty@gacamp.org

Boys Basketball Camp Director: Jim Fenerty james.fenerty@gacamp.org Program Activities Coaches provide individual instruction for all ability levels in our Basketball Camp. Campers prepare for the one-on-one tournament, 3-point shot contest, foul shooting contests, and league tournament and playoffs. Program includes lectures by college coaches, instructional videos, awards and prizes, and recreational swimming. Ages: 7-15 Dates: July 18–22 July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

is is a dynamic program for the serious basketball player entering grades 6-10 with prior team experience. Coaches teach team principles and conduct instructional stations by positions. Campers also enjoy the college coaches guest speaker program, individual and team contests, and recreational swimming. Dates: June 20-24 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

combo c

mp Feed your brain ana d then burn some energy! Sports ca

mpers (exc vited to enroll in a moept hockey campers) are inor enrichment cour rning academic, science, art, se for the afternoon. and then join a sports camp Fees are prorated to the time the camp according Call the Summer Prog er will join the sports camp. rams Office at 267. 405.7321.

20

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS


“GA sports camps not only teach children valuable skills on the field, but they are fun, exciting and engaging— for any level athlete! Every day, something new is introduced with a ‘fun spin’ on the skill. My daughter LOVED soccer camp and looked forward to going every day!” Andrea Kurtz

Girls Basketball Director: Sherri Retif sherri.retif@gacamp.org Learn from GA coaching staff and players in this camp for all ability levels. is week combines fun and fundamentals as campers learn dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding through station work, individual and team competitions and games. Program includes guest speakers from various colleges, instructional videos, prizes, and recreational swimming. Ages: 8-14 Dates: June 27–July 1 Fee: $275.00/week Dates: July 5-8 Fee: $220/week (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Middle and High School Girls 2-Day Developmental Basketball Camp Director: Sherri Retif sherri.retif@gacamp.org is advanced two-day program is for athletes entering grades 6-9 who aspire to compete at the next level. Program includes instructional stations by position, read and react offensive concepts, video evaluation, development of movement without the ball, court spacing, hedging screens and understanding angles. Clinic also includes team and individual competitions. Dates: June 11–12 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $100

Field Hockey (New!) Field Hockey Co-Director: Tonja Magerman tonja.magerman@gacamp.org Co-Director:Brooke Watson brooke.watson@gacamp.org Players attending the camp will be instructed in individual skill development, learn offensive and defensive strategy, and position responsibilities. Players will have the opportunity to play on a state of the art artificial turf field. is field will allow for more advanced skill development and instruction. e players will scrimmage daily. We will have skills contests with awards and prizes. Program includes instructional videos, daily games and recreational swimming. Each player needs to have a field hockey stick, shin guards and mouth guard daily. Turf or running shoes are recommended. Ages: 7-15 Dates: June 27-July 1 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

21


sports camps

Lacrosse Junior Football Camp

Football

is is a non-contact football camp. Ages: 9-12 Dates: July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Football Director: Luke Harris luke.harris@gacamp.org Perfect for boys who love football, whether just starting to learn or preparing for team play in the fall. In addition to providing drills and conditioning instruction, our coaches teach players about offensive and defensive techniques, position responsibilities, and game tactics and strategy. Program includes skills contests, instructional videos, guest speakers, and recreational swimming. Proper equipment is necessary. Senior Camp Football Partial contact. Helmet and shoulder pads required. Equipment rental is available. Ages: 12-15 Dates: July 11-15 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Senior Football PLUS Prepare for the fall season in sports and academics! Participate in Senior Football Camp from 9:00-12:30 and brush up or get a jump start on academics by attending classroom sessions from 12:30-3:30 each day. Academic component will be personalized to meet each students’ needs in reading, writing, and mathematics. Ages: 12-15 Dates: July 11-15 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $325

Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Director: Matthew Rominger matthew.rominger@gacamp.org Note: Lunch is not available for Hockey Camp. For those campers enrolled in Ice Hockey, who require Extended Care, please call or email the Summer Programs Office for further information. Our Ice Hockey camp is for Girls and Boys. Coaches provide individual skills instruction on the ice and dry land training. Campers learn position responsibilities for offense and defense. Program also includes instructional videos, skills contests and daily games. Ages: 6-14 Dates: June 20-24 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $350 (Goalie Fee: $175/week) Camp Location: Wissahickon Skating Club, Chestnut Hill, PA

“GA Summer Programs is unique because it allows parents to choose programs that best fit their children’s needs. My three year old son loved learning to swim with the kind and capable instructors, while my six year old daughter enjoyed her hands-on experience in science camp.” Maureen Furletti

22

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Our lacrosse coaches teach position drills and responsibilities, game tactics and strategy, and offensive and defensive techniques. Program includes skills contests, instructional videos, awards and prizes and recreational swimming. Camper provides equipment. Contact director regarding any equipment questions.

Boys Lacrosse Director: David Martin david.martin@gacamp.org Boys: Ages 8-15 Dates: June 20–June 24 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Girls Lacrosse Director: Brooke Watson brooke.watson@gacamp.org Girls: Ages 8-15 Dates: July 18–22 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Soccer Soccer Soccer is a blast at GA Summer Programs! We provide individual skills instruction for all ability levels. Campers learn position responsibilities for offense and defense, including some goalkeeper training. Team training is also available. Program includes skills contests, daily games, instructional videos, awards and prizes, and recreational swimming.


Girls Soccer Director: Darci Borski darci.borski@gacamp.org Ages: 6-15 Dates: June 20-24 July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275/week

Boys Soccer Director: Kurt Wetzel kurt.wetzel@gacamp.org Ages: 6-15 Dates: July 5-8 (Closed July 4) July 11-15 July 18-22 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $220/week 3(week of July 4) $275/weeks 4 and 5

Softball Girls Soball Director: Tonja Magerman tonja.magerman@gacamp.org Girls in Soball Camp receive individual skills instruction, learn about position responsibilities, and participate in position drills and skills contests with awards and prizes. e program also includes instructional videos, daily games, and recreational swimming. Ages: 8-14 Dates: July 25-29 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Tennis

Goalkeeper Camp for Girls and Boys Director: Kurt Wetzel kurt.wetzel@gacamp.org Focusing on drills and skills necessary to succeed as a goalie. Ages: 10-16 Dates: June 27-July 1 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Middle and High School Girls Soccer Intensive A vigorous 3-day program for the serious soccer player with club experience. Director: Darci Borski darci.borski@gacamp.org Ages: Entering grades 7-9 Dates: July 11-13 (Mon-Wed) Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $160

Tennis

Tennis Continued... Times and Fees: Half-day Tennis 9:00am-12:00pm $160/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 $128/week 3 (week of July 4) Full-day Tennis 9:00am-3:30pm $275/ weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 $220/week 3 (week of July 4)

Director: Dan Sullivan daniel.sullivan@gacamp.org Our tennis camp is a developmental program perfect for beginning and intermediate tennis players. e program includes individual skills instruction, skills contests, awards and prizes, and daily games. In addition, full day tennis campers have recreational swimming time and a mini-tournament. Choose between halfday (mornings) or full day. Campers are grouped according to age and ability. Junior Division: Entering grades 2-3 Senior Division: Entering grades 4-8 Dates: June 20-24 June 27-July 1 July 5-8 (Closed July 4) July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29

Wrestling Wrestling Director: Steve Hill stephen.hill@gacamp.org Our wrestling coaches provide individual technique and teaching for beginning wrestlers as well as advanced instruction and drilling for experienced wrestlers. e program incorporates live wrestling with speed and agility training, team building exercises, outside games, a daily fun run, instructional videos, and recreational swimming.

Senior Wrestling Camp Ages: Boys entering Grades 7-11 Dates: June 20-24 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

Junior Wrestling Camp Ages: Boys entering grades 3-6 Dates: June 27 –July 1 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Fee: $275

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

23


day camp About Our Day Camp Director: Rollin Wakeman summer@gacamp.org e Germantown Academy Summer Programs Day Camp brings together all that is unique about GA. Day Camp takes full advantage of our 126 acre campus where campers can engage in a variety of athletic, artistic, and educational activities in both group and individual settings that will spark their interest and creativity. With recent renovations complete, our 2011 campers will be the first to play and learn in our redesigned grove, artificial and natural turf fields, and fabulous new tennis courts. Troops will also spend time exploring our wooded trails and the historic Wissahickon Creek which runs right through our campus. Germantown Academy Summer Programs Day Camp has something for every kind of camper– archery, fishing by the creek, Aikido, talent shows, jewelry making and so much more. Whether you sign up for one week or for all six, GA’s Day Camp will give you a summer filled with days of fun!

Traditional Day Camp Director: Rollin Wakeman summer@gacamp.org Shoot archery arrows, make jewelry, take a nature walk in the woods, launch a rocket, climb a rope ladder, catch a fish, play a game of soccer, learn Aikido and canoe in the Wissahickon Creek. is is just a glimpse of what you can do in our Traditional Day Camp program. Campers are divided into troops of 6-12 children. Adult leaders teach our specialty areas, including arts and cras, archery, swimming lessons, field games, tennis, nature, canoeing, and challenge course. Every camper has an instructional swim period in our 25-yard indoor pool every morning and a well-rounded schedule of other camp activities. Each week at Day Camp, there is a new theme with culminating all-camp group activities in the aernoons. (Check our website for this year’s calendar!) A typical aernoon includes a one-hour free choice period, when campers choose from several options ranging from quiet games in the picnic area, to capture the flag, to fishing in the creek. During the afternoon, children participate alongside campers from other troops, including campers enrolled in Aernoon Day Camp. A recreational swim period also occurs in the aernoon which includes use of the diving board for qualified swimmers. For children ages 6 to 12, entering grades 1-6. (Older campers, please see Explorer Camp on page 13.) Dates: June 20-July 29 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $400/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $320/week 3 (week of July 4) New for 2011: We are now offering Aikido, a Japanese self-defense art with our neighbor on Morris Road “e River of Life Martial Arts,” as a free choice period.

24

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS


Aernoon Day Camp Combo Camp aer Art, Science, eater, Tennis, and Academic Classes Director: Rollin Wakeman summer@gacamp.org Campers enrolled in Science Camp, half-day Tennis, eater, morning Art Quest, or any other Academic/Enrichment Classes are invited to join Day Camp for an exhilarating aernoon of fun from 12:00 - 4:00pm. All campers will eat lunch together and choose from a variety of aernoon activities. Campers will also have a daily recreational swim and participate in our special weekly thematic events. If your child’s morning academic class ends at 11:00 a.m., remember to sign up for the 11:00 CONNECTION on page 8. Dates: June 20-July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 12:00-4:00pm Fee: $200/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $160/week 3 (week of July 4)

Counselors in Training Director: Joanna Stahl joanna.stahl@gacamp.org A program designed to teach responsible teens the essentials of becoming a superior quality leader, employee, and camp counselor. CITs participate in workshops and discussions to learn about basic child care, behavior management techniques, camp organization, activity planning, and job application and interview skills. For a portion of each day, CITs gain valuable hands-on experience while working in a troop under the guidance of our professional camp staff. is is a selective 6 week program, and enrollment is limited. e deadline for applications and recommendations is April 25, 2011. See our website for application materials. Candidates must be ages 14-15 and have completed at least 8th grade. Dates: June 20-July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $970

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

25


Preschool camp

Preschool Camp (Full Day) Director: Joanna Woodruff joanna.woodruff@gacamp.org Preschool Camp provides a warm, friendly and supportive environment where children ages 4-5 entering Pre-K or Kindergarten feel safe and right at home. Our age-appropriate facilities promote cognitive development through interactive and fun activities. Each week, we introduce a new theme and incorporate lessons around the week’s topic. (See our web site for the full calendar.) A typical day at Preschool Camp is filled with childcentered activities including swimming, arts and cras, outdoor play and music, followed by aernoon quiet time. All children participate in daily group swimming lessons. Our professional swim instructors have great success with helping young children reach their full potential in the water. e primary goal of our Preschool Camp is to engage campers in practicing social skills while making friends, learning new things, and having fun. Campers must be proficient in using the toilet. Diapers or pull-ups are not allowed. Dates: June 20-July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $425/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $340/week 3 (week of July 4)

Preschool Camp (Aernoon Half Day) Director: Joanna Woodruff joanna.woodruff@gacamp.org Campers attending morning programs such as Science Camp or Academics may sign up for an aernoon of Preschool Camp. Campers eat lunch at Preschool Camp, engage in aernoon free play, participate in

26

special group activities, and spend some quiet time resting. Instructional swimming is not available during the Aernoon Preschool Camp. For children ages 4-5 entering Pre-K or Kindergarten. Campers must be proficient in using the toilet. Diapers or pull-ups are not allowed. Dates: June 20-July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 11:00am-4:00pm Fee: $300/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Time: 11:00am-4:00pm Fee: $240/week 3 (week of July 4) Time: 12:00-4:00pm Fee: $225/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Time: 12:00-4:00pm Fee: $180/week 3 (week of July 4)

Mini Camp (Half Day Only) Director: Joanna Woodruff joanna.woodruff@gacamp.org is option is specifically designed to meet the needs of our very youngest campers, ages 3-4, who may not be ready for a full day of camp yet. Campers enrolled for the half day program are invited to join the other Preschool campers for their morning activities (see Full Day description). Activities include instructional swimming, arts & cras, music, and free play. is program does not include time for lunch. Campers must be proficient in using the toilet. Diapers or pull-ups are not allowed. Dates: June 20-July 29 (closed July 4) Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $250/weeks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Fee: $200/week 3 (week of July 4)

GA 2011 SUMMER PROGRAMS

“Peter said that he felt very comfortable and that everyone there was really nice. As a parent, I liked that the camp was well organized and all instructions were clear and available for parents. He came home every day with a smile on his face, eager to go back, and tired in a really good way. That is all that matters to me!” Marlene Dencker


Other Services Getting Here Germantown Academy is conveniently located near the Fort Washington SEPTA train station. If you are interested in arranging a carpool with other camp families, you may elect to sign up for our Carpool List a�er registering your child for camp. You may sign up for our Carpool List by emailing us at summer@gacamp.org. On June 1, participant information will be sent only to those families on the Carpool List.

Lunch A nutritious lunch is available for a fee of $25 per week. Please see our website for menu and additional information.

Extended Hours Program Germantown Academy Summer Programs provides supervision for children who need to arrive early and/or stay on campus beyond the regular program hours. Several enrollment options are available. î‚Še Program starts as early as 7:00am and remains open until 6:00pm See page 5 for additional information.

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.gacamp.org

27


G E R MA NTOWN ACAD E MY 340 MORRIS ROAD FORT WASHINGTON, PA 19034

NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID WARMINSTER, PA PERMIT NO. 225

www.gacamp.org


/Summer%20Program%20Brochure%202011