Camp Raven

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven!

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven. Camp Raven is the summer program at The Summit Preparatory School. These camps provide a fun and stimulating way for your child to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp is themed to a different topic and encompasses several subject areas, from science and art to music and history. Campers will have fun while learning and making new friends!

Camps are only $105 per weekly session and include a Camp Raven t-shirt (one shirt per camper). You can sign up for as few or as many as you like – and you can always come back to sign up for more later! Please submit one form per child.

Camp space is limited and your child’s spot will be held when full payment is received. Refunds are only available for cancellations made prior to seven days before the start of camp.

There are several types of camps available:

  • Camp Raven: For students entering 1st through 5th Grade in Fall 2017
  • Junior Camp Raven: For students entering PreK or Kindergarten in Fall 2017, or Summit 2017 Beginners
  • Senior Camp Raven: For students entering 6th-9th Grade in Fall 2017

Each camp will be run for one week, Monday – Friday. Camps run on half day sessions, morning session  from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  Students may sign up for one or both half day camps weekly.

The camp dates are:

Session 1:   June  5 – 9
Session 2:   June 12 – 16
Session 3:   June  19 – 23
Session 4:   June 26 – 30
(4th of July — 1-week break)
Session 5:   July 10-14
Session 6:   July 17-21
Session 7:   July 24-28

Camp Raven

Camp Raven is for students entering 1st through 5th grade in the fall of 2017 (unless noted differently in the camp description).

There are two different camps each week. A morning camp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. AND an afternoon camp from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Students staying for both camps are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a supervised lunch/recess break from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch will NOT be provided for campers.

Please select below the week(s) your child will be attending. You can sign up for as few or as many as you like – and you can always come back to sign up for more later! Please submit one form per child.

– Campers should bring a water bottle and snack with them each day.
– Campers should wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move around in, including closed toed shoes that are suitable for running and/or playing on the playground.
– Weather permitting, campers will also spend some time outside each day. Send sunscreen and clothing appropriate for outdoors (i.e. hats or visors).


June 5th – 9th

Geometry & Math – Instructor: Ms. Molly Strickland, Summit Mathematics Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Students will learn geometry concepts through miscellaneous art projects to inspire their love of math and to learn artistic applications of The Summit curriculum. A different project will be made each day, all while learning geometric constructions, the golden spiral, fractals, tessellations, and optical illusions.

Project Runway – Instructor: Mrs. Brandie Maddox, Summit Language Arts Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

*For students entering 3rd grade and up in Fall 2017

From frumpy to fabulous, outdated to outstanding, awful to awesome! Campers will be introduced to sewing skills through the challenge of Project Runway, Summit Style. Students will complete a variety of challenges, like transforming t-shirts to up-cycling thrift store finds. Campers will gather new skills, put them to use, and walk the runway to share their creations.


June 12th – 16th

Sports & Active Games – Instructor: Mr. Rob Gronniger, Summit Head of School
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mr. G will offer a “Sports and Active Games” activity in Camp Raven. Along with the originally planned whiffle ball, the week will include 4 square,  flag football, basketball, ping pong, “wet-and-wild” water activities (and maybe even a”mystery activity” or two).Sign up now! Participation is limited to 15 kiddos, grades 1-5.

Backyard Science – Instructor: Ms. Rhonda Gentry, Summit 4th Grade Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

We’ll be examining the plant and animal life of Springfield as we explore places such as Nathanael Greene Park and the Nature Center. Through the microscope, we will discover the world of tiny creatures and plants. We will conduct experiments with plants and learn about what we can do to keep our local environment healthy.


June 19th – 23rd

It’s For the Birds – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Create paintings, mosaics, and sculptures of birds. Study the artwork of John James Audubon, a scientist, naturalist and artist. His paintings document all types of birds in the U.S. known to exist at that time. Learn what you can do to preserve and create bird habitats and about the Audubon Society. Gain an appreciation for birds and nature, become a Junior ornithologist.  Create artwork for the Conservation Duck Stamp Contest and learn a bird call so you can be part of  our first ever Summit Bird Calling Contest.

Passport to Art – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Study art and cultures from around the world. Fill each page of your passport as we learn about Egypt, China, Australia, Morocco, and Mexico. We will explore the History, Geography, Art, and Food from each area as we create paintings, pottery, and other art projects.


June 26th – 30th

Making Music – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Learn about musical instruments from other cultures around the world. Create your own instruments: maracas, castanets, shakers, and drums. We will use these musical instruments each day when we sing songs and create music in class.

Puppet Musicals – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Make your own puppets based on your favorite story, fairytale, or nursery rhyme. Use a variety of art materials for your puppets and then select a song. Your puppets will be performing a dance to a musical number in our puppet theatre and everyone can sing along! *Musical Performance for parents on the last day.


July 10th – 14th

Games: Create & Play – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Learn about games that children play around the world. Create your own games and have fun playing them in class or take them home to play with your family and friends. Indoor and outdoor fun with mazes, balloon tennis, ring toss, board games, etc. Learn skills and strategies by using your creativity!

Create a Book Camp – Instructors: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher, & Mrs. Brandie Maddox, Summit Language Arts Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Students will write their own original stories and illustrate with their original artwork. Teachers will guide them through the entire process and will assist students in creating a theme, plot, and setting, along with character development and drawing techniques to enhance their writing. The story will be preserved in a hardback book and will be a keepsake to cherish for years to come. And you never know, it may even get published!


July 17th – 21st

Wearable Art – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

We will be using a variety of media to create artwork that kids can wear or give as gifts: bracelets, necklaces, and rings and more.  Paint or print on t-shirts, tennis shoes, etc. Learn how to do silkscreen printing on shirts to make your own Raven spirit wear. (Students will need to bring their own t-shirts and shoes.)

Acting: Take Two Camp – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn basic acting techniques, blocking, and improv. Create your own props and set design. Build confidence and self esteem by learning how to express yourself through acting games and skits. *Performance for parents on the last day of class.


July 24th – 28th

Art ROCKS – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Learn more about rocks, fossils and dinosaurs. Make art projects out of rocks and clay, along with other art materials.Create paintings, sculptures, and mosaics. * Field trip to Missouri  Institute of Natural Science. Discovered in 2001,  Riverbluff Cave is a treasure trove of prehistoric wonders. The museum is home to ice age wonders from this local discovery. Become a junior paleontologist and dig for your very own fossils.

Scientific Creations in Art – Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher
Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Have fun making Creative Concoctions and Mysterious Mixtures- We will use ordinary ingredients to make extraordinary substances. Have fun mixing and experimenting with moon mud, clay/dough, and paper airplanes. Learn how to blow bubbles as big as your head, make puff paint, slime, plastic, colored sand, etc.

 

Junior Camp Raven

For students entering Beginners, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten in the fall of 2017.

All junior camps are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

– All campers must be potty-trained.
– Campers should bring a water bottle and snack with them each day.
– Campers should wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move around in, including closed toed shoes that are suitable for running and/or playing on the playground.
– Weather permitting, campers will also spend some time outside each day. Send sunscreen and clothing appropriate for outdoors (i.e. hats or visors).

Please select the week(s) your child will be attending. You can sign up for as few or as many as you like – and you can always come back to sign up for more later! Please submit one form per child.


June 5- 9: Work of Art

Instructor: Ms. Marissa Renfroe, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

Work of Art camp will teach every Jr. Camper the fun in “training the brain to see.” Join Miss Renfroe as we draw subjects that interest young ones – like puppies, silly alien creatures, fire trucks, and more! Campers will explore the concepts of pattern, symmetry, line, shape, and form.

July 10-14: Pokemania

Instructor: Mrs. Marissa (Renfroe) Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

Are you a pokemaniac? Do you gotta catch ’em all? Join Mrs. Bradley to explore the world of Pokemon through art, sensory, and physical activities. No Pokemon experience or prior knowledge required.

July 17-21: Kids Go Green

Instructor: Mrs. Marissa (Renfroe) Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

To us, it’s Earth Day every single day of the year! Join Mrs. Bradley as we create sustainable projects, spend time playing in the dirt, and learn how to be environmentally responsible through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

July 24-28: Toy Makers’ Camp

Instructor: Mrs. Marissa (Renfroe) Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

Join Mrs. Bradley to create toys, cars, planes and playhouses. We will design and engineer our toys to create a fantasy play land using large cardboard and other objects. Here, our work is play!

 

Senior Camp Raven is the summer program at The Summit Preparatory School. These camps provide a fun and stimulating way for your child to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp is themed to a different topic and encompasses several subject areas, from science and math to art and sports. Campers will have fun while learning and making new friends!

Camps are only $105 per weekly session and include a Camp Raven t-shirt (one shirt per camper). Camp space is limited and your child’s spot will be held when full payment is received.

Camp Raven is for students entering 6th-9th grade in the fall of 2017.


June 5-9: Project Runway

Afternoons, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Mrs. Brandie Maddox, Summit Language Arts Teacher

From frumpy to fabulous, outdated to outstanding, awful to awesome! Campers will be introduced to sewing skills through the challenge of Project Runway, Summit Style. Students will complete a variety of challenges, like transforming t-shirts to up-cycling thrift store finds. Campers will gather new skills, put them to use, and walk the runway to share their creations.

June 12-16: Harry Potter Math Camp

Mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Ms. Strickland, Summit Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Students will follow a middle school/early high school algebra curriculum that integrates the mystery of Harry Potter with the explanations of mathematics. We will also make some projects or snacks that students can take home. Time allowing, we will also learn how to play “Quidditch”! A great pre-algebra/ introduction to algebra course!

July 10-14: Create a Book Camp

Afternoons, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Instructors: Mrs. Murphy, Summit Art Teacher, & Mrs. Maddox, Summit Upper School Language Arts Teacher

Students will write their own original stories and illustrate with their original artwork. Teachers will guide them through the entire process and will assist students in creating a theme, plot, and setting, along with character development and drawing techniques to enhance their writing. The story will be preserved in a hardback book and will be a keepsake to cherish for years to come. And you never know, it may even get published!

July 17-21: Geometry & Math

Mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Strickland, Summit Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Students will learn geometry concepts through miscellaneous art projects to inspire their love of math and to learn artistic applications of The Summit Upper School curriculum. A different project will be made each day, all while learning geometric constructions, the golden spiral, fractals, tessellations, and optical illusions.

July 17-21: Archaeology, History, & Math

Afternoons, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Instructors: Ms. Strickland, Summit Mathematics Teacher, & Mrs. Smith, Summit Upper School History Teacher

Students will become archaeologists daily as they discover artifacts and the history that lies within. Mathematical discoveries will also be highlighted in their journey through time. By the end of the week, students will have created their own archaeological site telling their own piece of history.

Professor Powers Science Symposium

Hang out with Professor Powers, Summit Science & STEM Coordinator, this summer at these AMAZING scientific camps!

Each week long half day camp is $150* per camper.

*Receive a 10% discount if you also sign up for a Camp Raven session! Use coupon code found at the end of Camp Raven Registration forms when registering for Professor Powers Science Symposium Camps.


June 19th – 23rd

Ecology Camp

Mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 5-14

Engineering Camp

Afternoons, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 10 & up

 

June 26th – 30th

Detective Camp

Mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 5-14

Engineering Camp

Afternoons, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 5-11