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Camp Raven: 2020 Summer Camps

Camp Raven

Camp Raven is for students entering 1st through 5th grade in the fall of 2020.

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).
Register for Camp Raven 2020!
June 1st – 5th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Engineering Challenges
Instructor: Ms. Karin Thompson, Summit 4th Grade Teacher

Come explore, design, and construct your way through the week! Bring your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, curiosity, and creativity as we explore the work of mechanical and civil engineers through a variety of real-world, problem-based learning tasks and design challenges.

June 1st – 5th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Spanish Fiesta
Instructor: Señora Sarah Leighninger, Summit Spanish Teacher

Learn new vocabulary and phrases and explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through active games, silly songs, cooking, crafts, and even shopping. Earn pesos ($) each day by speaking Spanish and use your bartering skills to buy cool prizes at la tienda. Students with prior Spanish knowledge and students with little or no Spanish background will both benefit from this exciting week of Spanish Fiesta.

June 8th – 12th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fitness Fun
Instructor: Mrs. Alison Johnson, Summit PE & After School Club Leader

Learn how to “think outside the gym” and turn ordinary exercise into an extraordinary adventure! Enjoy both indoor and outdoor games, contests, ninja courses, and prepare for battle in the soggiest, splashiest water fight ever to hit The Summit! What to bring each day: athletic shoes, water bottle, snack, sunscreen, hat, towel, and clothes that can get wet.

June 8th – 12th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Crafty Kids
Instructor: Mrs. Alison Johnson, Summit PE & After School Club Leader

Get your creative juices going and let your imagination run wild! Learn how to reuse and recycle household items to make cool crafts like handmade paper, lip balm, play dough, windchimes, and more! End the week by creating a nifty gift for a neighbor or friend! What to bring each day: water bottle, snack, and apron or paint smock (or old clothes that can get dirty).

June 15th – 19th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Teeny Tiny Towns
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Use sculptural materials and a “little” creativity and imagination to create 3-D buildings for a miniature fantasy world. Use clay, wood, rocks, sticks, moss, and live plants to create a terrarium for your miniature fairy garden. You can even create some teeny tiny 3-D clay animals and people to make your mini fantasy world come to life!  If you love Itty Bitty Cities and Teeny Tiny Things, you will love using S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create your own miniature Teeny Tiny Town. 

June 15th – 19th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Butterflies, Bugs, and Birds
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Learn about entomology and ornithology in The Summit’s Big Backyard. Study the habitats and life cycles of various types of butterflies, bugs, and birds while learning about famous naturalists and artists John Audubon and Maria Merian, who combined their love of art with their scientific studies. Use S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create 2-D and 3-D art projects, including garden sculptures, nature mosaics, murals, and mixed media art. Create your own butterfly and bird masks and have some fun with skits, games, stories, and songs!

June 22nd – 26th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dinosaurs ROCK: Can you dig it?
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Let’s dig up the dirt on fossils while we learn more about paleontology, including the opportunity to dig up some REAL FOSSILS on our trip to the Missouri Institute of Natural Science. Use S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create 2-D and 3-D projects, including paintings, collages, clay sculptures, mosaics, and dioramas. You will love the dinosaur games, skits, and songs! 

June 22nd – 26th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Night at the Museum: Ancient Civilizations
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Discover ancient historical artifacts through studies in archeology. Use S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create 2-D and 3-D art projects, including ancient Egyptian pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphics, Greek columns, chariots, architecture, mosaics, and aqueducts. You will even learn some basic Greek and Latin root words along with Roman numerals. Discover the mysteries of these ancient cultures while creating replicas of artifacts for display in our Ancient History Museum as well as a Living Museum with skits and a Reader’s Theater.

July 6th – 10th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Adventures in Architecture
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Design architectural structures using a variety of materials in the art room maker space. Use your imagination and S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) to create 2-D plans for your 3-D buildings. Create playgrounds, amusement parks, and roller coaster rides as well as towers, transportation, buildings, and bridges out of cardboard, foam, and recycled objects. We will study images from world famous artists and architects M. C. Escher, Alexander Calder, and Frank Lloyd Wright. We’ll even explore the iconic illustrations of children’s author Dr. Seuss to create Seussical Cityscapes.

July 6th – 10th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Invention Convention: Toys and Games
Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Murphy, Summit Art Teacher

Have fun while using fine motor skills, math, critical thinking, and problem solving skills! Use your creative and artistic skills to invent games, mazes, and puzzles while having fun playing them each day in camp with your friends. Work together in groups to use S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to create your own unique games. With cooperative project-based learning, you will be able to develop your leadership skills while having a lot of FUN!

July 13th – 17th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Slime Factory
Instructor: Mrs. Marissa Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

Calling all slime lovers! We are going to experiment with different ingredients, processes, colors, scents, and textures on a quest to discover the absolute BEST slime recipe out there.

July 13th – 17th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Explore Your Imagination
Instructor: Ms. Kathia Fernandez, Summit Substitute Teacher

Unlock your mind’s potential with exercises, games, and group activities to stir the inner core of the imagination! We’ll explore the steps of the creative process, which students will use to learn how to develop, work, and stay focused on a unique idea of their own. Examples of topics include: “Find your quiet place,” “Draw your own breath,” “Imagine your avatar,” and “Remake a masterpiece.”

July 20th – 24th Morning Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Gaming Camp
Instructor: Mrs. Emma Smith & Señora Sarah Leighninger, Summit Teachers

Experience the joy of playing board games, outdoor games, and doing puzzles through fun and friendly collaborative cooperation. Learn appropriate gameplay etiquette, good sportsmanship, and how to read and interpret rules as we enjoy a variety of games and puzzles.

July 20th – 24th Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Camp Kindness
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Wallace, Summit PreK Teacher Assistant

Come learn how to spread joy in your community. We will learn each day from the kindness elves ways that we can help our community to be a happier place. We will create take-homes that will help us in spreading the joy to those around us. (These activities will be more advanced than those created in the junior camp.)

Register for Camp Raven 2020!

Junior Camp Raven

For students entering Beginners, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.

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.

Register for Camp Raven 2020!
June 1st – 5th
Adventures with Eric Carle
Instructor: Mrs. Marissa Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

Enter the colorful world of Eric Carle as we study this beloved author’s books and illustrations. Through drama games and exercises as well as creative, and imaginative play, students will explore books ranging from Brown Bear, Brown Bear to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and more!

June 8th – 12th
Stories and STEM
Instructor: Mrs. Marissa Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

We will read classic children’s books and complete related feats of engineering and fun. Join us for this STEM-tastic week of fairy tales, blocks, building, and more!

June 15th – 19th
All About Bugs
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Wallace, Summit PreK Teacher Assistant

Come explore the world of creepy-crawlies. We will move; we will create; we will learn all about different kinds of bugs!

June 22nd – 26th
Dinosaurs!!
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Wallace, Summit PreK Teacher Assistant

So many dinosaurs, so little time! We will learn about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. We will study a different type of dinosaur each day, and you will learn BIG words to describe them. By the time we are done, you will be a junior paleontologist! 

July 6th – 10th
Music and Movement
Instructor: Mrs. Marissa Bradley, Summit Kindergarten Teacher

We will move and groove to the music that we make in this song-filled week of learning. We will explore instruments, make our own, learn new songs, dance, wiggle, and shake!

July 13th – 17th
Ahoy, Matey! Pirates!
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Wallace, Summit PreK Teacher Assistant

Ahoy! This exciting week is filled with adventure for both boys and girls! We will make pirate attire, build our own ships, and hunt for pirate treasure! We may even learn some pirate songs. No landlubbers allowed!

July 20th – 24th
Camp Kindness
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Wallace, Summit PreK Teacher Assistant

Come learn how to spread joy in your community. We will learn each day from the kindness elves ways that we can help our community to be a happier place. We will create take-homes that will help us in spreading the joy to those around us.

Register for Camp Raven 2020!