Current 6th Graders

We are excited that your 6th grader is interested in our summer program!  Below is a list of camps that students currently in 6th grade can sign up for.  If you want to learn more about a specific camp, click on the name below.  If you have questions about our policies and procedures, please see the Information link on the right.  We also offer full day care during weeks we only a morning or afternoon camp works for your family.  To learn more about this Extended Care click on the FAQ.

List of 15 items.

  • Week 1: Running and Conditioning 6/1 - 6/4, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 1 - June 4, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost $144. Get stronger and improve your running this week! With a blend of education about nutrition, studying/practicing running form, and learning body-weight conditioning exercises, you will come out of this week faster and stronger than ever! Instructor: Courtney Corcoran
  • Week 2: Harry Potter World 6/7 - 6/11, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 7 - June 11, 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Grades 3 through 6, Cost $180. Hogwarts is coming to Sycamore!! After designing their wizarding world, students will attend classes like Potions 101, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Dueling during this spellbinding week. We will end the week with a refreshing glass of butterbeer and a viewing of a Harry Potter movie. Sign up for this camp today, Harry Potter fans! Instructor: Julie Clawson
  • Week 2: Movie Makers - Adventures in Filmmaking, 6/7 - 6/11, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    June 7 - June 11, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 5 through 8, Cost $180. Do you dream of becoming the next big filmmaker? Do you want to make higher quality TikToks? If so, this is your camp! During this camp, students will learn to use video editing software to create high quality, professional-looking videos. Who knows...maybe we have the next Steven Spielberg in our midst? Instructor: Taylor Bowen
  • Week 2: Checkmate Chess, 6/7 - 6/11, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 7 - 11, 8:30 - 11:30AM, Grades K – 8, Cost $180.   Do you know how to play chess?  Never played?  No problem!  Are you a good player who wants to improve?  This is the camp for you!  Taught by the locally famous Learning Through Games group that is known for making chess fun!  Camp will consist of fun lectures, recess, and enjoyable chess games!  Good camp for all levels.  Instructor: Learning Through Games  
  • Week 2: Chess Games and Variants, 6/7 - 6/11, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    June 7 - 11, 1:00 – 4:00PM, Grades K through 8, Cost $180. Play chess and many exciting offshoots of the game.  Crazyhouse, Atomic Chess and much more! Good for all levels and taught in exciting and fun way for kids! Instructor:  Learning Through Games
  • Week 2: Creative Writing Experience, 6/7 - 6/11, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    June 7 - June 11, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 5 through 8, Cost $180. Learn and practice the art of creating fictional worlds, developing characters, and plotting in this week long immersion in creative mindset. Students will leave this camp with a short story and/or a great foundation for a longer fictional work. Instructor: Courtney Corcoran
  • Week 3: Jeanie Gensheimer Martial Arts Camp, 6/14 - 6/18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    June 14 - June 18, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 1 through 6, Cost $180. During this week, students will have a great time learning karate from Sensei Jeanie Gensheimer, a 7th degree black belt in Shorei Goju Ryu. They will not only learn the appropriate use of karate, but they will also gain confidence and problem solving skills in a fun and supportive environment.  Benefits include focus, balance, strength, discipline, coordination and personal development. This camp is sure to be unforgettable! Instructor: Jeanie Gensheimer, Gensheimer Martial Arts
  • Week 3: Adventures in Academic Competitions, 6/14 - 6/18, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 14 - June 18, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost $180. Enjoy buzzer-beater trivia contests and games? Have you ever wanted to be the contestant on a trivia game show? This is the camp for you! Students will experience the thrill and excitement of academic competitions as they present their knowledge in history, science, and general studies. Instructor: Tony Young
  • Week 3: Bughouse Chess 6/14 - 6/18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    June 14 – June 18, 1:00 – 4:00PM, Grades K – 8, Cost  $180.  Do you like chess?  Then you will LOVE Bughouse!  This game has the complexity of chess while at the same time begin fast paced, fun, and team oriented.  Kids will learn teamwork and tactics taught by the locally famous Learning Through Games group.  The fun never ends in Bughouse Chess! Instructor:  Learning Through Games
  • Week 3: Strategy Games, 6/14 - 6/18, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 14 - June 18, 8:30 to 11:30AM, Grades K through 8, Cost $180.  This camp is for kids that love strategy games.  There will be fun lectures, interactive learning games, and recreation.  Games include Chess, Chess variants, Axis and Allies, Risk, Stratego, and much more!  Kids can also bring in their own games to be played. Instructor: Learning Through Games
  • Week 4 and Week 5: Coach Branigan's Middle School Basketball Camp, 6/21 - 7/2, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    Coach Branigan’s Middle School Basketball Camp

    Week 1  June 21 - June 25,  Week 2  June 28 - July 2, 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Grades 5 through 8, Cost $180 for one week or $325 for 2 weeks. You can join for one week or both weeks as your schedule allows. Improve your young player’s fundamental basketball skills with this awesome sports camp! With 18 years of coaching experience at all grade levels, Coach Branigan will help participants learn to improve their footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting through exciting drills, games, and activities. Offensive and defensive basketball concepts will also be practiced. Individualized instruction, partner work, and team play skills will promote good sportsmanship and build character during this seriously fun camp! Instructor:  Kevin Branigan
  • Week 4: Theatre 101, 6/21 - 6/25, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    June 21 - June 25, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost $180. Learn about all aspects of theater from playwriting to acting to directing to costume and stage design during this exciting week! The week will end with the amazing performance of a one-act play.  This class is an awesome opportunity for all our young thespians. Join today! Instructor: Courtney Corcoran
  • Week 6 or Week 8: Chemistry Cookery, 7/12 - 7/16 or 7/26 - 7/30, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    July 12 - July 16 OR July 26 - July 30, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost $180.
    Cooking is nothing more than applied chemistry (and maybe a little physics). In this exciting camp, students will explore the chemistry behind some basic foods and make delicious edibles as well. Be ready for it… the instructor definitely has a sweet tooth.  The two weeks will be identical. Instructor: Dr. Sam Wendel 
  • Week 7: Pottery Wheel Fusion - STEAM, 7/19 - 7/23, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    July 19 - July 23, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 1 through 6, Cost $180 PLUS $25 lab fee. Learn about dinosaurs, rare birds, mazes, and other exciting topics, then build these creations in clay! Students will combine clay, glass, and the pottery wheel each day to create 5 awesome projects to go along with their learning. No experience is required for this fantastic experience. (All projects will be fired and returned to school for pick-up 4 weeks after camp.) Instructor: Jeremy South, Ripple Mobile Arts
  • Week 8: Director's Cut, 7/26 - 7/30, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    July 26 - July 30, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Grades 4 through 8, Cost $180. Lights! Camera! Action! Starting with nothing but a notebook and pencil, students will work together to create their own original short play. Everything from character development to set design to costuming to theater lighting and sound skills will all be explored. And the culminating event… an actual performance! Students will love this experience both in and behind the spotlight. Join today! Instructor: Jeff Eastman