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The Summer Experience General Information

Pre K-5th Grade

Schedule: The 2017 Park Tudor Summer Experience runs from June 5-July 28. Classes are available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Arrival: Students arriving before 8:55 a.m. need to be walked by a parent/guardian to the lower school library (LS Rm 101.)

Registration: Online registration begins early February at www.parktudor.org/summer. Class size is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Costs: Tuition is payable in full with your application. Accommodations may be made in the form of a credit withdrawal up to 30 days prior to the first class session. Withdrawals less than 30 days prior to the first class will not receive a refund. Courses are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. If this should happen, you will be notified and given the opportunity to choose a new course or to receive a complete refund. Before & After Care Options: Morning: 7:30-9:00 a.m. $6 per day/$25 per week Evenings: 4:00-6:00 p.m. $11 per day/$50 per week Absolutely no student should arrive prior to 7:30. Students who are not picked up by 6:00 pm will be charge an additional $25 fee.

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Monday Mornings: On Monday morning, the parent/guardian for grades Preschool-5 should escort their child to the lower school library only. Parents/ guardians are welcome to stay in the library for our community meeting. Students are assisted to their classroom from there by the staff. Middle School students can be dropped off at the Middle School library for their community meeting. Tuesday-Thursday, curbside drop off will be marked outside the main entrances of the lower and middle schools. Parents can also bring their children into the main lobby where staff will escort them to their classrooms. Dismissal: 12:00 p.m. - Parents/guardians can pick their lower and middle student up at his/her classroom. Room numbers will be visible at the entrance. Instructors will take a photograph of the student and their adult companion, and will require a signature at sign out. 4:00 p.m. - Cub Camp and Middle school students can be picked up at that student’s classroom. Room numbers will be visible at the entrance. Instructors will take a photograph of the student and their adult companion, and will require a signature at sign out. Camp PT (K-5 Students staying from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Camp PT students will be placed on a team. Each Team will be assigned a classroom in the Lower School where they will meet at the conclusion of their 12:00 class and where they will be dismissed at 4:00. Counselors will greet you at dismissal on Monday to direct you to your child’s assigned room. *Students who are not picked up by 4:00 p.m. will be sent to the Lower School Library LS101 for aftercare. Lunch Monday-Thursday: All day students should bring a NUT-FREE lunch that does not require refrigeration. Water will be available. On Friday, lunch will be provided for all children during our celebration cookout!

Our Values Respect Park Tudor nurtures self-respect and respect for others and encourages a diverse and inclusive community that has appreciation and consideration for all.

Resourcefulness Park Tudor fosters persistence, imagination, problem solving, and intellectual agility to create confident and resilient lifelong learners.

Responsibility Park Tudor values personal accountability among all members of our community and challenges us to develop ethical standards in our thought processes, decision-making, and behavior.

Integrity Park Tudor challenges our community to develop and practice honesty, moral courage, and other elements of character.

Intellectual engagement Park Tudor provides a broad and challenging academic program that inspires students and faculty through sustained engagement, to help them develop their passions and stretch themselves intellectually.


Park Tudor Cub Camp Studio Created especially for our youngest campers, Cub Camp Studio sessions are designed to foster a culture of inquiry through art, scientific exploration and guided discovery. Campers will use a variety of materials as thinking tools to tell their stories, investigate, experiment and represent their thoughts and ideas. Summer provides the perfect backdrop for open-ended, playful exploration of the physical world. Weekly themes are openended by design, allowing space for campers to pursue their individual passions and interests within the classroom. Our youngest campers will be invited to imagine, play, design, concoct and create in a relaxed environment moving at the pace of summer.

Week1 June 5 – June 9: Moving in Circles

A circle is a symbol that is easily recognized by children and is the basis of many of their first representations on paper. It is also found frequently in nature. How might we use circles through art, movement, games and songs? Where do we see circles in letters and numbers? What happens when we make a circle move?

Week 2 June 12 – 16: Lines and Dots

Paul Klee famously said, “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” Artists use dots and lines to make geometric shapes, define spaces, create patterns and show movement. Cub campers will experiment with different methods of making lines using a variety of materials. How might lines help us to sort and classify objects? What do we notice when we put numbers on a line? What shapes are made when lines intersect?

Week 3: June 19 - 23: Water Works

An essential element for all forms of life, water is all around us and this seemingly simple element provides many opportunities for children to experiment with math and science concepts as well as language and creative development through play. Where can we find water? What stories can we tell about water? How might we use water to create art? What lives in water? Will it float or sink?

Week 4 June 26 - 30: Potion Lab

Cub campers will have messy fun making potions of all kinds this week! Through mixing ingredients, children will experiment with making liquids, solids and everything inbetween. Cub campers will widen their sensory experiences as they put their hands in different textures, observe the reactions that occur when substances are mixed, and see what they can create with different states of matter. What happens when we mix ingredients together? How does the reaction change when we change ingredients? What textures do we notice? What concoctions can we use to make art?

Week 5 July 3 – 7: Nature Investigations

Summer provides the perfect backdrop for exploring the outdoors. This week will be spent taking a closer look at Indiana’s natural treasures through stories, nature hikes, animal investigations and exploration of local habitats. What do we see in our backyard? What can we find when we use a magnifying glass? How might we create art with natural materials? What patterns do we notice in nature?

Week 6 July 17 – 21: Imagination in a Box

The simple cardboard box might be the most versatile and interesting toy in existence whose uses are limited only by one’s imagination. Using literature as a springboard, we will tinker with boxes of all sizes this week, exploring concepts such as solid shapes, volume and measurement and relative position. Art opportunities abound with cardboard and found objects in the mix. What might you create with a box? What fits inside? How many boxes tall are you? How else might we use boxes for measurement? What can you build with a box?

Week 7 July 17 – 21: Me and My Shadow

Young campers will explore light and shadow indoors and out using a variety of light sources. Children will have opportunities to observe, measure and trace shadows and experiment with making them change in size and shape. We will explore a variety of literature featuring shadows and explore shadow puppets and shadow dancing. Where does light come from? What happens when you put light behind different objects? How can you make a shadow? How do shadows change?

Week 8 July 24 – 28: Masterpiece Makers

Our last week of Cub Camp will focus on exploring the art techniques of famous artists and making them our own. In this camp, children will enjoy a balance of open art exploration combined with guided projects inspired by famous works and children’s literature. What can we create with paint, fabric, clay, wire or photography? How does the medium change our expression? What can we learn from looking at art?

Additional Offering

Crouching Tigers Instructor: Olivia Roney Ages 3-4 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. $75.00* The Crouching Tigers program is a special hands-on program that introduces your child to the martial arts. Combining games, stories, and life skills, the program brings a fun, exciting, and educational fitness and martial arts program that educates children on many important lessons. With a fast paced curriculum, children stay focused and learn throughout the entire 30-minute class. All children participating in the morning Park Tudor Cub Camp will be escorted to class at 12:00. Students staying for afternoon Cub Camp will join their classmates at 12:30 for lunch.


Kindergarten-5th Grade Week One: “Cooperation” June 5 – June 9

Week Two: “Leadership” June 12 – 16

Class...........................................................................................................................Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Jazz and Hip Hop Dance…Groove to the Music.....................................................K-5 • Mouthwatering Literature....................................................................................... K-2 • Princess Party Planning............................................................................................K-2 • 2x4 Woodworking and Math: Locker Shelves......................................................3-6 • Fashion Redesign..........................................................................................................3-5 • Wheels World!..............................................................................................................2-5 • JK/SK Soccer/Tennis Sampler..............................................................................JK-SK • Contraptions and Inventions: Rube Goldberg Machines....................................3-5 • Girls’ Lacrosse Camp.................................................................................................. 3-8 • Superhero Shapers.......................................................................................................K-2 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Pokemon Palooza........................................................................................................2-5 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)...................................................................................K-6

Class...........................................................................................................................Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Once Upon A Stage.......................................................................................................K-2 • Boys’ Baseball Camp................................................................................................... 2-6 • iPad Mania..................................................................................................................... K-2 • Minecraft Mini-Games...........................................................................................5-8 • Panther Tennis Camp..................................................................................................3-5 • Gymnastics.................................................................................................................... K-2 • “Please Sir, can I have some… Mo?” Mo Willems, Author Study......................1-2 • Time Traveler: The PALEO Adventures.......................................................................K-2 • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: Native American Study...............................................2-4 • Around the World in Five Days................................................................................5-8 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Heal the World: Helping our Planet in Need with Science............................... 1-5 • Boys and Girls Soccer Camp..................................................................................... 1-6 • Hoosier Lacrosse Academy – Next Level Boys’ Lacrosse Camp...................... 3-12 • Young Actors..............................................................................................................3-5 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Summer Stock Stage Academy.................................................................................. 2-8 • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)...................................................................................K-6

Week Three: “Grit” June 19 -23

Week Four: “Community” June 26 - 30

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Spy Camp.......................................................................................................................2-3 • INDOOR CAMPING: CAMP YUM NUM and CAMP PHUNIX............................................ K-1 • Football Camp.............................................................................................................2-8 • K-2 Sports Sampler....................................................................................................K-2 • “Caracoles” - Spanish Fiesta!........................................................................................K • Together Each Achieves More: Power of Team..................................................... 3-5 • Mission: Improv-able................................................................................................. 3-5 • Reading, Writing, Workshop....................................................................................4-6 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Heal the World: Helping our Planet in Need with Science...............................1-5 • Panther Tennis Camp..................................................................................................K-2 • Mandarin Chinese Language Study.......................................................................... 2-5 • Hoosier Lacrosse Academy – Next Level Boys’ Lacrosse Camp......................3-12 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Youth Digital S.T.E.M Camp: App Design..................................................................3-9 • Summer Stock Stage Academy..................................................................................2-8 • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)...................................................................................K-6

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Checkmate Chess..........................................................................................................K-8 • The Zany Zoo Class.....................................................................................................1-5 • Computer Science........................................................................................................K-3 • Veni, Vidi Vici: Latin in the Modern World............................................................ 5-8 • Once Upon A Wall: Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?...............................................1-3 • Fun with Robotics...................................................................................................... 3-5 • Math? Get Real!...........................................................................................................3-4 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Heal the World: Helping Our Planet In Need with Science...............................1-5 • Ultimate Frisbee and Field Hockey..........................................................................3-8 • Mandarin Chinese Language Study......................................................................... K-1 • Strategy Games Camp................................................................................................K-8 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)...................................................................................K-6


Kindergarten-5th Grade Week 5: “Respect” July 3 – 7

Week 6: “Integrity” July 10 – 14

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Build It…Solve It......................................................................................... K-2 and 3-5

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • American Girls.............................................................................................................K-4 • Ninja “Math Warriors”............................................................................................ 4-5 • Spy Camp....................................................................................................................... K-1 • Veni, Vidi Vici: Latin in the Modern World............................................................ 5-8 • JK/SK Soccer/Tennis Sampler............................................................................. JK/SK • Crouching Tigers.........................................................................................................K-2 • Typing Camp.................................................................................................................2-4 • Wacky, Weird Science!................................................................................................2-4 Summer Reading Clinic (3-week Class..................................................................1-2 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Heal the World: Helping our Planet in Need with Science...............................1-5 • Hoosier Lacrosse Academy – Next Level Boys’ Lacrosse Camp......................3-12 • Rip-roaring Puppetry................................................................................................ 3-5 PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS (1 Hour).......................................................................1-12 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (*no Wednesdays) students can sign up for as many slots as they would like 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30

Week 7: “Compassion” July 17 – 21

Week 8: “Understanding Differences” July 24 – 28

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Creative Writing with Professor Watermelon......................................................K-2 • Chef’s Academy............................................................................................................K-2 • Boys and Girls Basketball Skills Camp................................................................3-8 • Fun with Robotics...................................................................................................... 3-5 • Wacky, Weird Science!................................................................................................K-2 • One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (2 week course).................... 3-6 • Typing Camp.................................................................................................................2-4

Class.......................................................................................................................... Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (Two Week Course).............. 3-6 • Nation Divided: The American Civil War................................................................4-6 • Checkmate Chess..........................................................................................................K-8 • Beaded Jewelry Club.................................................................................................. 3-6 • Summer Bootcamp Athletic Training.....................................................................K-2 • Harry Potter’s Magical World............................................................................... 3-5 • LegoLand........................................................................................................................K-2

Summer Reading Clinic (3-week Class..................................................................1-2

Summer Reading Clinic (3-week Class..................................................................1-2

AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Heal the World: Helping our Planet in Need with Science...............................1-5 • Flag Football/Tennis Sampler..................................................................................K-5 • Creative Writing with Professor Watermelon......................................................2-6

AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • “Bughouse” Chess.......................................................................................................K-8 • Heal the World: Helping our Planet in Need with Science...............................1-5 • Advanced Robotics..................................................................................................... 3-6

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS (1 Hour).......................................................................1-12 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (*no Wednesdays) students can sign up for as many slots as they would like 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS (1 Hour).......................................................................1-12 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (*no Wednesdays) students can sign up for as many slots as they would like 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30


6th - 8th Grade Week One: “Cooperation” June 5 – June 9

Week Two: “Leadership” June 12 – 16

Week Three: “Grit” June 19 -23

Week Four: “Community” June 26 -30

Class.............................................. Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Outdoor Adventures..................... 6-8 • 2x4 Woodworking and Math: Locker Shelves................................ 3-8 • Girls’ Lacrosse Camp..................... 3-8 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)........K-6

Class.............................................. Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Minecraft Mini-Games................... 5-8 • Boys’ Baseball Camp.......................2-6 • Safe Sitter....................................... 6-8 • Mission: Improv-able..................... 6-8 • Around the World in Five Days... 5-8 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Boys & Girls Soccer.......................1-6 • Hoosier Lacrosse Academy – Next Level Boys’ Lacrosse Camp..............................3-12 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Summer Stock Stage Academy......2-8 • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)........K-6

Class.............................................. Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Comic Books Galore....................... 5-8 • Panther Tennis Camp..................... 6-8 • Journalism...................................... 6-8 • Football Camp.................................2-8 • Reading, Writing, Workshop....... 4-6 All Day 9 AM - 4PM • Youth Digital S.T.E.M Camp: App Design........................................3-9 • Summer Stock Stage Academy......2-8 • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)........K-6

Class...............................................Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Checkmate Chess.............................. K-8 • Middle School Boys and Girls Tennis.....................................6-8 • Veni, Vidi, Vici: Latin in the Modern World.........................5-8 • Rip-Roaring Puppetry.....................6-8 • Moving On Up!......................................6 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • VEX Robotics.....................................6-8 • Strategy Games Camp.................... K-8 • Ultimate Frisbee/ Field Hockey Fun............................ 2-8 • Spanish Immersion (4 weeks)........K-6

Week Five: “Respect” July 3 – 7

Week Six: “Integrity” July 10 – 14

Week Seven: “Compassion” July 17 – 21

Week Eight: “Understanding Differences” July 24 – 28

Class...............................................Grades

Class...............................................Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Order in the Court.........................6-8 • Veni, Vidi, Vici: Latin in the Modern World.........................5-8 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • Hoosier Lacrosse Academy – Next Level Boys’ Lacrosse Camp.............................. 3-12

Class.............................................. Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Anatomy Study: Basic Dissection............................. 6-8 • American Exceptionalism – Are We Really That Great?.......... 6-8 • Boys and Girls Basketball Skills Camp.................................... 3-8 • One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (2 week course)............................. 3-6 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • VEX Robotics.................................... 6-8 • Social Media & Society – How Well Does It Define Us?...... 6-8 • Creative Writing with Professor Watermelon......................2-6

Class.............................................. Grades MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Nation Divided: The American Civil War................ 4-6 • One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (2 week course)............................. 3-6 • Checkmate Chess..............................K-8 • Beaded Jewelry Club...................... 3-6 • Middle and Upper School Tennis Camp.................................. 6-12 • Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball....................................... 6-8 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • “Bughouse” Chess...........................K-8 • Advanced Robotics......................... 3-6

No Classes

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS (1 Hour).................................................................................................................................................. 1-12 Weeks 6,7, & 8 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (*no Wednesdays) students can sign up for as many slots as they would like 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30


9th - 12th Grade Week One June 5 – June 9

Week Two June 12 – 16

Week Three June 19 -23

Week Four June 26 -30

P.E....................June 12-30................ 8:30-11:30 a.m. ..............Instructor: Toby Rogers....................$450 Speech.............June 12-30................ 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. ..........Instructor: Sara Rogers....................$450 Health.............June 12-30................ 1:00-4:00 p.m. ................Instructor: TBA.................................. $450 Speech.............June 12-30................ 1:00-4:00 p.m. ................Instructor: Sara Rogers....................$450 Southern Studies .....................................................................................................................June 5- June 24 Instructors: Jane Sidey, English Teacher & Sven Dubie, History Teacher, Park Tudor School All Day 9 am -4 pm • Ernst & Young Integrated Business Program........................ 9-12

Week Five July 3 – 7

Week Six July 10 – 14

Week Seven July 17 – 21

Week Eight July 24 – 28

Speech.............July 10-14.................. 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. ..........Instructor: Peter Smith.....................$450 Health.............July 10-14.................. 1:00-4:00 p.m. ................Instructor: TBA.................................. $450 MORNING 9 am -12 pm • Girls’ Lacrosse Camp.................... 9-12 AFTERNOON 1 pm – 4 pm • College Application & Essay Writing................................. 9-12

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS (1 Hour).................................................................................................................................................. 1-12 Weeks 6,7, & 8 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (*no Wednesdays) students can sign up for as many slots as they would like 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30


Camp PT Camp PT Grades K-6...............................(All weeks) June 5 - July 28 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m..................... $38/day or $160/week Afternoons at Park Tudor are all about YOU! Bring a lunch* and join your friends at Camp PT, where the fun never ends!

Camp PT is all about summertime fun! Join us for a variety of afternoon activities that include field trips to the pool, crafts, sports, and much, much more! Afternoons are all about team building, friendship and adventure. When you see the fun we are having, you’ll want to STAY ALL DAY!

Every Friday at Camp PT is a THEME DAY! Activities each Friday will be inspired from these eight themes: June 5-9: THE OUTBACK June 12-16: LEGENDS AND MYTHS June 19-23: GOIN’ GREEN June 26-30: RENAISSANCE July 3-7: PARTY IN THE USA July 10-14: GOLD RUSH July 17-21: SURVIVOR July 24-28: HAWAIIAN HULLABALOO

Youth Digital S.T.E.M Park Tudor Summer School and the Innovators Institute Present: Youth Digital S.T.E.M Camp: App Design Instructors: Youth Digital Staff Grades: 3-9............................................................June 19-23 9:00-4:00 p.m................................................................$400

use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make their own mobile app! They learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, and the importance of Kids build their own mobile app! user experience to make sure their game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make their game is excit​In this camp kids learn foundational mobile app de- ing and challenging, velopment skills as they design and program their ​ own mobile game! At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their finished app on their Android or iOS device! During camp, kids will complete a mobile game from They’ll also be able to access the online version of the start to finish, including choosing characters, lev- course after camp, including video tutorials, interacel design, and programming the app’s functionality! tive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep usKids learn the same App Design concepts the pros ing their new skills!


Spanish Immersion Summer Program Spanish Immersion Summer Program Instructor: Dr. Francisco Hidalgo (Program Director) World Languages Department Grades K-6...........................................................June 5 – 30 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m................................Price: $375/week (minimum 2 weeks) 15% off if you sign-up for all 4 weeks. (*Note: Registration concludes on May 1st.) Spanish Immersion Summer Program is back! It is a really unique Program that combines an outstanding opportunity for learning with a fun and relaxed summer camp. Immersion is the secret to learning a foreign language. We are proud to offer this peerless language experience for Lower School students. For more information, please contact Program Director: Dr. Francisco Hidalgo at fhidalgo@parktudor.org

Ey Integrated Business Program The Ernst & Young Integrated Business Program @ Park Tudor Instructor: Jeffrey Aldridge Grades 10-12..............................................June 12 – June 16 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m......................................................$400 Taught by Ernst & Young Partner Jeffrey Aldridge, the Integrated Business Program is designed for highly motivated students entering grades 10 – 12 who are interested in a career or future study in business, finance, and/or economics. Grounded in the case study method used at top programs like Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and Harvard University, the program will also include presentations from prominent Indianapolis-area businesspeople and a visit to a local Fortune 500 company.

The week-long program is designed to introduce students to critical aspects of business, including: • The History of Business in America and an Introduction to Business Functions • Business Strategy and Finance • Sales and Marketing • Operations and Supply Chain Management Students will also learn the critical skills of collaboration, public speaking and presentations, and data analysis. The final day of the program will include team presentations on a shared business challenge to a panel of executive leaders. To apply/to learn more about the program, please contact summerschool@parktudor.org.


Southern Studies Southern Studies Instructors Jane Sidey: Park Tudor English Sven Dubie: Park Tudor History 1 Credit...............................................................Price: $1,250 June 5 - 16: Classroom Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. June 17 - 24: Travel Southern Studies, an accredited, cross-curricular, team-taught elective, is back for its third year. Students in this seminar engage in a philosophical enquiry of how environment and place work to shape identity and culture. They are challenged to look at the South through the lenses of history, literature, music, art and architecture, and foodways. As in previous years, students spend two weeks of classroom study followed by one week travelling to several Southern states in order to connect experientially with the physical and cultural geography of the South. This summer, we plan to spend some time in those states often referred to as “the Deep South,” whose residents proudly see themselves as “true Southerners.” We will focus our attention on the rise of King Cotton and the expansion and explosion of the domestic slave trade, the outcome of the Civil War and the tumultuous period known as Reconstruction, the implementation of Jim Crow segregation, and the Civ-

Left: Savannah, Georgia. Right: Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

il Rights Movement. Of course, all this history will be complemented by some of the most inventive and inspiring literature ever produced in the United States, a healthy dose of the Delta Blues, an introduction to some iconic Southern photographers, and finally, lots of really delicious food. Just a few highlights are likely to include visits to Beale Street in Memphis, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana, the French Quarter in New Orleans, Kelly Park and Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, and Harper Lee’s hometown. We’ll retrace the Selma to Montgomery march and mingle with the ghosts of Union and Confederate troops in Shiloh, Tennessee.

The delightful and delicious Stella Restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. Feeling sad at the grave-site of Johnny Mercer in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.


Foodways expert Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills in Columbia South Carolina explains the importance of heirloom grains and seeds.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary and experiential nature of the class, artistic activity, broadly speaking, is an important area of focus. At the heart of Southern Studies lies the essential question of how we reconcile the profoundly different visions of writers, musicians, chefs, artists and historians who all claim to depict and explain the South. Consequently, students should expect to grapple with the paradoxical nature of Southern identity by engaging in a number of hands-on classroom activities. By visiting the cities and places that give rise to these diverse and complex interpretations of what it means to be Southern, our students are made visually aware of the living dichotomies of the past and present, Old South and New South, urban renewal and rural tradition, and homogeneity and diversity.

Left: Fried okra - a Southern staple, made by our students’ fair hands. Right: A quilt made up of prayers sent in support of the congregation of Emanuel AME Church.

tions, breakfast and dinner - students will need pocket money to purchase lunch and for incidental expenses). Space for the class is limited, and although formal registration will be open in February, interested students and families may direct all initial enquiries to Jane Sidey (phone: 317 501-0442; email: jsidey@parktudor.org) or Sven Dubie (phone: 317 415-2884; email: sdubie@parktudor.org).

The class is reading and writing intensive and students also complete an interdisciplinary project - such as a photo journal, travelogue, or writing portfolio - as their final assessment. Dates and Cost: The class meets for three hours every weekday from June 5th to June 16th with travel taking place during the third week (Saturday June 17th - Saturday June 24th). Cost for the class and the trip will be $1,250 (includes tuition, travel expenses, hotel accommoda-

Students experiment with traditional indigo dyeing techniques.


Summer stock Stage Summer Stock Stage Academy - Aladdin Jr. Grades 2-8 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m....................................................$600 Camp – June 12-16 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) Rehearsals – June 17, 18 (1:00-6:00 p.m.) and June 19, 20 (5:00-10:00 p.m.) Performances – June 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. and July 24, 25 at 2:00 p.m. Summer Stock Stage provides students throughout central Indiana with a premier musical theater experience focusing on vocal, dramatic, and dance performance. Students share their creative talents in an inspiring, disciplined and positive environment that builds confidence, promotes teamwork, reinforces listening and focus skills, and enhances self-esteem. Academy students will be exposed to the broader world of musical theater and gain confidence as they prepare for small roles in the main stage production. Academy students will join our Summer Stock Stage teenage cast members in the spotlight performing in the family favorite, Aladdin Jr. For the first week campers will meet daily and work with Summer Stock Stage artistic staff to learn music and choreography. The second week is “tech week” for Aladdin Jr. and Academy members will be rehearsing Monday and Tuesday evening. Performances will be Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 25 in the Ayres Auditorium.

Students will be double cast, so each student will be in three performances. There will be no daytime camp the week of June 19. All rehearsals and assigned performances are mandatory. There will be two casts. Tickets are being held for all performances so parents will be able to purchase good seats once their student is placed in a cast. www.summerstockstage.com


Park Tudor School Summer Experience 2017