August Summer Camps

 

COMIC WRITING CAMP | August 8-12  
                    
Times: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Grades: 1-2
Price: $365     
Size: Minimum 8/Maximum 20
 
Ever dream of creating your own Marvel character? Or want to make a wacky comic like Dogman? In our Make Your Own Comic class, writers will learn how to tap into their creativity to design their own toon worlds. Comic writers will be guided by one of our Just Right Reader teachers who will engage learners through a multi-sensory approach. Our lessons are grounded in the belief that writing should be social. Kids will be inspired by their peers and their writing teacher.

Instructor: Just Right Reader uniquely provides an end-to-end solution for accelerating reading and writing, with personalized instruction no other organizations offer. Our holistic program grows with students as they develop literacy skills, and allows students to develop deep connections with their individual teachers and as a result develop a deep connection with reading. We disrupt the education space by taking the mystery out of teaching your child how to read and write.
           
GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING CAMP | August 8-12  
          
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Grades: 3-5    
Price: $365     
Size: Minimum 8/Maximum 20
 
Have fun writing with friends and publishing your very own graphic novel! Writers will have a chance to explore how authors of graphic novels craft these texts, invent their own characters, and create adventures for them. They will be encouraged to write in ways that celebrate their identities, sharing parts of themselves with the world, and they will also discover the power the written word can have in the world. 

Instructor: Just Right Reader uniquely provides an end-to-end solution for accelerating reading and writing, with personalized instruction no other organizations offer. Our holistic program grows with students as they develop literacy skills, and allows students to develop deep connections with their individual teachers and as a result develop a deep connection with reading. We disrupt the education space by taking the mystery out of teaching your child how to read and write.
                       
STINKY CHEESE THEATRE CAMP | August 8-12         
     
Time: 12:30-4 p.m.
Grades: 2-5    
Size: Minimum 4/Maximum 20
Price: $365    
 
Our theatrical adaptation of The Stinky Cheese Man an award-winning, Caldecott Honor book written by Jon Scieszka, will be a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous children’s stories and fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, and The Gingerbread Man. In this exciting ‘devised word for word’ production, the student actors will work as an ensemble and bring the fairy tales to life using theatrical disciplines such as creative movement, vocal chorus, rap, dance, and will play multiple characters, as well as the scenery!

Instructor: Miss Lily draws inspiration from emergent pedagogy, Waldorf, Maria Montessori, and mindfulness education practices. She is a University-trained arts educator, practicing for over 16 years locally and internationally. Myers has toured as a clown with the social circus, Performers Without Borders (UK), to Kenya and India, and built and toured larger-than-life puppets with Hand Spring Puppet Theater Company (South Africa) to venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, playing for 10,000 people. She holds a BFA in theater and a degree in Early Childhood Education from Naropa University, a Buddhist University in Colorado. 
           
AFTER CAMP TREE HOUSE | August 8-12          
           
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Grade: 1-5
Price: $250     
 
Additional free play, crafts, and games will ready in Tree House, with our magical teachers!                                
 
 
SPORTS CLINIC: VOLLEYBALL | August 8-12  
                 
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grades: 6-8 (Open to Burke’s Students)        
Price: $400 (after June 10, $425)      
 
The volleyball session will cover skills such as passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving and game tactics such as rotations, switching, tipping, quick set attack, back set attack, and defensive coverage.  Click for more information.            
           

SPORTS CLINIC: BASKETBALL | August 15-18    
             
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Grades: 6-8 (Open to Burke’s Students)        
Price: $320 (after June 10, $345)      
 
The basketball session will cover skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defensive positioning, and movement and game tactics such as pressing, breaking the press, half-court offensive sets, and defensive formations, running the break, and secondary break and transitional play. Click for more information.            

 

Refund Policy

All camps are in-person this year and payment will be collected via TADS after camp begins. Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the start of each camp. 
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Patricia Neville for more information.
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