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Superior Academic Camps All Summer Long



Prepare your learner to take their math, science, reading, and chess skills to the next level with SciCore Academy’s summer camps in Hightstown, NJ. Our academic camps are scheduled in one- and two-week sessions throughout the summer months to keep students intellectually challenged and feed their imaginations. Below you will find course descriptions and a download link containing the registration form. We hope to see you this summer!

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Summer Camps 2018



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Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am. - 3:00 pm.

Fees:
$248, $310, and $335/week

Additional Notes: Indicated grade levels refer to the grade student will be entering in Fall 2018. Older students within a grade range are given more advanced assignments.


Camps for Elementary Students

Elementary School Summer Camp Form

Adventure Club Grades 4-8:
June 25-29

  This is for all of the hikers and nature lovers out there. Children will be able to unplug from cramped, in-doors activities and discover a passion for the outdoors. Students must be able to walk 2-5 miles and wear sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. A backpack is recommended to keep their hands free for balance. Among the trails we will visit are Washington State Forest, Round Valley Recreational Area, Hawk Mountain, Buttermilk Falls, and Bushkill Falls. Transportation to the hiking sites will be provided. ($335)

Chess Camp Grades 1 - 8:
July 2, 3, 5, 6

This camp will introduce or improve your child in the multi-faceted strategy game known as chess. It is supervised by our chess teacher, Mrs. Sindhu Mundayat, who has trained award-winning SciCore chess teams to win in local, state, and international chess competitions. She will tutor your child to reach a greater understanding and mastery of the game by providing unique exercises and many opportunities to play against ability peers. The camp will be divided into different levels to accommodate all levels of chess experience and knowledge. If your child has the chess bug already or would like to learn, this one-week camp will be a great experience. ($248)

Elementary Science, Grades 1– 4:
July 9 - 13

Make a difference in your child’s education with this “hands-on” science camp filled with fun and educational experiments guided by an experienced teacher with a degree in chemistry and biology. Experiments are drawn from the areas of biology, chemistry, earth science and elementary physics. Students do their own safe experiments in a laboratory setting and are taught how to write results in a lab notebook. ($310)

Elementary Math, Grades 1 – 4:
July 16 – 20

Supervised and taught by master teacher Mrs. Danette Poulos, this math camp will help keep your student’s skills strong during the summer, clean up misconceptions, and inspire your children to really enjoy mathematics. The course will begin with a diagnostic test to determine your child’s level and needs. The class will then be divided into groups to optimize the instruction path. By the end of the camp, your child will be far more confident in their math capabilities and will feel more prepared for the upcoming school year. Classes are limited to 10 students per instructor to ensure maximized individual attention. ($310)

Elementary English, Grades 1 - 4:
July 23-27

Our elementary English camp will be taught by Mrs. Danette Poulos, a master teacher who has helped many students over the past 10 years gain a passion for writing and increased proficiency in all areas of English. Your child will learn to write good sentences and paragraphs, learn the parts of speech, build vocabulary, and read with expression and exact comprehension. Students should bring a bound subject notebook and at least one number two pencil. See how much your child can accomplish in one short week! ($310)

Early Readers for ages 4-6:
July 23- Aug 3 (two weeks)

You won’t believe that your child can learn to read in two short weeks. Our proven techniques and caring approach were a genuine hit during the past eight years. Mrs. Poulos, a master teacher at SciCore Academy, is renowned for helping children to rapidly improve reading comprehension, phonetics, and vocabulary in short periods of time. Give your child an outstanding gift this summer – the ability to read. ($620 for two weeks)

Arts and Crafts Club (All Ages):
August 6-10

Give your child a week of fun! Your children will be able to relax at this non-academic camp where they will be able to work on various easy, creative art projects as well as learn about art from different time periods. They will use paint to try and emulate the different styles from these periods and also use other mediums such as paper-mâché, clay, upcycled materials, soap for soap sculpting, and many more fun activities. You will be amazed by your child’s artistic abilities! ($310)

Camps for Middle School Students

Middle School Summer Camp Form

Adventure Club Grades 4-8:
June 25-29

This is for all of the hikers and nature lovers out there. Children will be able to unplug from cramped, in-doors activities and discover a passion for the outdoors. Students must be able to walk 2-5 miles and wear sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. A backpack is recommended to keep their hands free for balance. Among the trails we will visit are Washington State Forest, Round Valley Recreational Area, Hawk Mountain, Buttermilk Falls, and Bushkill Falls. Transportation to the hiking sites will be provided. ($335)

Chess Camp Grades 1 - 8:
July 2, 3, 5, 6

This camp will introduce or improve your child in the multi-faceted strategy game known as chess. It is supervised by our chess teacher, Mrs. Sinhu Mundayat, who has trained award-winning SciCore chess teams to win in local, state, and international chess competitions. She will tutor your child to reach a greater understanding and mastery of the game by providing unique exercises and many opportunities to play against ability peers. The camp will be divided into different levels to accommodate all levels of chess experience and knowledge. If your child has the chess bug already or would like to learn, this one-week camp will be a great experience. ($248)

Astronomy & Optics, Grades 5-8:
July 9 – 13

Our understanding of stars, galaxies, planets and astronomical phenomena has grown tremendously in the past decade due to advanced probes and telescopes. This course is an opportunity for an in-depth look at astronomy and the techniques used to probe celestial bodies, presented by an outstanding teacher with a masters degree in astrophysics. Students will learn fundamentals of light and optics through “hands-on” experiments and explore how telescopes and spectrometers add to our knowledge of stars and planets. Adding to the fun, they will learn how to track constellations and view the night sky in an informed way. One day of the camp will include a trip to a planetarium. The astronomy and optics camp will allow your child to learn about the planets and stars. Every child will be provided with a personal computer to use astronomy based software and perform optics experiments in a high school laboratory. Software will be provided for free by the school will be which will be used to perform observations and to analyze data from stars, galaxies, and constellations. Astronomy laboratories will be done in groups in order to promote teamwork. Educational, scientific videos will be shown in class and, at the end of the week, each student will be able to write and make small presentations of what they learned. ($310)

Robotics and Electronics Grades 5-8:
July 16 – 20

Welcome to the exciting world of programming and robotics. Students will be introduced to the basic of programming using scratch coding and mblock. Students will learn how to program and make their own simple animations and apply that to program their first robot. Parallax and Mbot robots will be supplied to groups of kids to work with their personal computers. In addition, the students will be introduced to the world of electronics and digital electronics. Kids will be able to come up with ideas for projects to use with breadboards, LEDs, resistors, capacitors, diodes, and even Arduino! ($310)

Middle School Writing Grades 5-8:
July 23 – 27

In this Middle School Writing camp, students will dramatically improve their writing skills, armed with the tools of good grammar, correct usage, and proper format. On the first day of camp, students will be given a diagnostic grammar/writing test to assess their current writing levels. Instruction will then turn to an overview of basic grammar and syntax, how to write a good sentence and the format of a good paragraph. Using outlining, logical thought, and proper format, students will learn to write draft 3 – 5 paragraph essays of various types, such as persuasive, expository, descriptive and narrative. Rewrite processes will then turn drafts into final high-quality essays of which the student may be proud. ($310)

Middle School Math Grades 5-8:
July 30- August 3

In the SciCore middle school math camp, students will be given instruction and mentorship to improve upon their current knowledge of mathematics and identify any mathematical concepts that the students need help in understanding. We evaluate each math student to find areas where fundamentals need to be re-taught or reinforced. Beyond teaching fundamentals, interesting math “investigations” and applications will help students obtain a solid grasp in key areas of pre-Algebra, Algebra,
and Geometry. ($310)

Arts and Crafts Club (All Ages):
August 6-10

Give your child a week of fun! Your children will be able to relax at this non-academic camp where they will be able to work on various easy, creative art projects as well as learn about art from different time periods. They will use paint to try and emulate the different styles from these periods and also use other mediums such as paper-mâché, clay, upcycled materials, soap for soap sculpting, and many more fun activities. You will be amazed by your child’s artistic abilities! ($310)

High School Summer Camp Form


Application Forms

Elementary School Summer Camp

 

Middle School Summer Camp

 

Elementary School Application

 

Middle School Application

 

 

High School Application