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Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

Tags:  arashley@heathwood.org

 Camps are Listed in Alphabetical Order

Week 1: June 8-12     Week 2: June 15-19         Week 3: June 22-26       Week 4: July 6-10       Week 5: July 13-17         Week 6: July 20-24         Week 7: July 27-31

 

Algebra Review Camp Online

Grades 8 to 10        $175

Weeks 6 & 7      1PM - 4PM

Students will review Algebra skills to prepare them for Geometry or Algebra 2.  

The camp will meet for two weeks (Monday - Thursday: July 20 - 23 AND July 27 - 30).  

Students will be expected to watch prerecorded videos, participate in live Google Meets, work independently for 45 - 60 minutes each day, email regularly with the instructor to submit work and ask questions.  

An iPad with the Notability app would be very helpful for doing assignments and submitting work; however, another option would be the use of a printer to print each assignment and then submit pictures of the work.      Instructor:  Liza Johnson

 

Beginner Horse Back Riding Camp

Grades 2 to 6        $550

Week 4            8AM - 4PM

This camp is for riders who would like to learn the basics in horse safety, horse care, and riding. Each rider's competence and confidence level will determine how much they learn during camp. Our goal is for all riders to learn how to trot by the end of the week, though some may go on to canter. 

Drop off and pick up for the riding camp will take place under the Campus Center. A small school bus will transport the children to and from the farm. 

Please send lunch and a water bottle with your child each day. Extra drinks, snacks, and sunscreen will be provided at camp. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. We have many different sized helmets on hand for campers to use, but if your child has his or her own helmet please send it. We have found that children are most comfortable in their own gear. 

Boots with a heel are necessary for safety when riding, and long pants. If you have questions about what is appropriate please call before camp. If there are advanced riders interested in camp, please let us know and accommodations can be made. 

Instructor:   Elizabeth Grove (803-261-9053) If you have questions

 

CODE IT (More than Coding)
Grades 3 to 5       $200

Weeks 4 & 5        9AM – 12PM

Does your student love navigating how things work on a computer? CODEMOJI's computer science programs is for 3rd-5th graders and our mission is simple: teach students to enjoy all things related to coding and the web while building problem solving and creative thinking skills. Our staff of educators deliver clear, entertaining instruction to ensure students have fun while learning complex coding skills using popularized emojis that represent HTML text, which lowers the barriers to new coders and increases their excitement and understanding of computer science. Students build animations, websites, and video games; explore multiple coding languages; program robots; create STEM-based projects both on and off line; and are encouraged to share their projects when they get home. Students also work with interactive circuit boards to understand the basics of currents and work with their teacher to build a handful of fun hands on projects. Instructor: Livio Bolzon

 

Cooking with the Counselor Online: Fun in the Kitchen

Grades 5 to 8           $75

Week 2           9AM - 12PM

Let's cook together while learning the value of creativity in the kitchen. This virtual camp will feature instructional videos outlining basic kitchen techniques and recipes, followed by Google Meets where all campers can gather on screen to ask questions and practice together. 

Campers will then spend time in their home kitchens practicing what they have learned. Each day will focus on one or two specific techniques such as chopping or dicing, foundations of sauces, or baking basics. 

On the final camp day, campers will be given a list of ingredients and tasked with creating their own 2-course meal using those ingredients and the techniques they have learned throughout the week. 

Note to parents: A list of necessary ingredients will be sent the week before camp.  Aside from general staples, the estimated price for ingredients is $25. Equipment needed: cutting boards, knives, pots and pans, etc. should be those found in most home kitchens. No special equipment will be necessary.       Instructor Stacy Gross 

 

Digital Skills

Grades 5 to 8         $175

Week 6        1PM - 4PM​

This camp will cover all the tips, tricks, and essential skills kids need to be successful in the digital world. Taught by a Google certified educator, this camp will focus on things like Google Docs, Gmail, online research, and digital citizenship. This camp will cover a wide variety of apps and strategies to help each student improve their digital education. A wifi capable device, not a cellphone, is required. iPads are preferred, but laptops are also acceptable.    Instructor: Brice Spire

 

Dino Discovery: Now Remote!

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten        $150

Week 7        9AM – 12PM​

Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed "long neck?" Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archaeological dig just like a real paleontologist. In Dino Discovery, you will have a swamp stomping good time! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)


 

5th Grade Fun Forever Online Camp

Rising 6th Grade        $300

Week 3-4 (see below)      12PM - 3PM

In the event that campus is closed for the summer, Mrs. Cooper’s three week camp would allow 5th graders to continue on with their learning and exploration. 

Her camp would run from June 22 - July 10 from 12:00 - 3:00, (includes week of June 29 - July 3). 
Students take a break from the heat to settle in for a few hours of discussion, reading, writing, and vocabulary growth. 

Each class would begin with 20-30 minutes of a Google Meet; students would then break out to work on their tasks at home before checking back in to report and share out with classmates. 

A second work session would follow, and students would reconvene to connect and share before the end of class. 

Students will work to complete the vocabulary workbook, read another novel together, and write both formally and creatively in response to inspiring poems and quotations. Students will also enjoy read-alouds and creative projects. 

The only purchase needed for this camp is the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.  

12:00 - 12:30: Meeting at the beginning of each class for 30 minutes for a vocabulary chat, pre-reading task

12:30 - 1:00: Vocabulary work independently

1:00: Back on the Google Meet for vocabulary sharing and corrections, reading questions or assignment posted 

1:30 - 2:30: Reading and working on assignment connected to the novel on their own or in small Google Meet groups  (students will need to buy novels)

2:30 - 3:00: Reconvene for discussion and sharing out for the day, connecting reading to a theme, painting,  or quotation by a world leader

Instructor: Lynn Cooper - MS English teacher

 

Flow into Fifth

Grades 5         $175

Week 6          9AM – 12PM​

Flow from fourth… right into fifth! Rising 5th graders from Heathwood will be introduced to the 5th grade area in the middle school building, learn about expectations and procedures, and get a sneak-peek at grade level and school-wide activities for the coming year. Attention to writing and reading will be a key feature of this class to equip students with all the tools they need to be successful in Middle School. Students may also focus on summer reading responses.  Instructor:  Lynn Cooper, 5th grade English teacher and team leader.

 

Foundations for Freshman Year

Grades 9           $250

Weeks 5       9AM – 12PM​

The freshman year is a challenging one for many students, and those who begin ninth-grade English with a strong foundation are much more likely to succeed.  This course is designed to strengthen the skills and study strategies necessary to succeed in 9th-grade Composition and Literature and should be especially helpful for students who have experienced difficulty with reading or writing assignments in the past and for those who are reluctant to read or who feel intimidated by their summer reading assignment.  We will spend about half of our class time reading and will try to finish reading and discussing at least one of the two assigned summer reading books. We will devote the rest of our time to developing skills and strategies for reading, writing, vocabulary study, and organization.  (Note: This course is designed to last two weeks, but it is possible to sign up for only one of the two weeks.) Instructor: James Hane

 

Future Master Chess Camp - Online

Grades 1 to 10         $200

Weeks 5 & 7          9AM - 12PM​

Chess is the ideal game for the young mind! First and foremost, chess is fun! Secondly, chess helps improve critical thinking, perseverance, concentration, and increases self-confidence. Campers will receive personalized feedback and instruction suited to their level. Some highlights of this camp will be group problem solving, playing “guess the move”, and competing in a camp tournament.  Instructor: Sam Copeland

 

Future-Preneurs: Now Remote!

Grades 5 to 8            $150

Week 6         1PM – 4PM

Are you a natural born leader? Do you want to experience the thrills of creating a 'company'? Don't miss out on this camp where you will create and sell handmade products at the Sale-A-Thon. This camp will dabble in the world of stocks and current events as they relate to businesses. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Geography of the Bible* 1/2 Course Credit: Religion or Social Studies

Grades 9 to 12       $400

In this course, students will go in-depth on the geographic locations mentioned in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This course will look into the known historical events in and around those locations at the time and how they correlate with the events detailed in the Bible. This will include political, social, and military conflicts in these areas around the given times of the Biblical events. Students will be given historical points of reference to such events as the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, Kings David and Solomon, and the various locations mentioned during the life of Christ.   Instructor: Brice Spires

This course has teo sections to choose from, please see the schedule below.   Subsequent classes will be scheduled flexibly throughout the summer. There will be a final exam before school resumes in August.

This course will serve as a religion or social studies 1/2 credit for Heathwood students.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.   Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601

Section 1:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 10:30-11:30 am

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Section 2:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous 

 

 

Geometry Online FULL Credit Course: Math

Grades 8 to 10              $980         

STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALGEBRA I and needs the approval of both his or her current math teacher and the course instructor in order to take this course.   Instructor:  Andrea Mundo

This class will encompass the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their relationships to other mathematical systems.  Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. A TI-84 calculator is required.   Students do not have to purchase a textbook - They will be given online access to a Geometry ebook and IXL account.

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 120 minutes for a total of 30 hours.  Students will be expected to complete 60 hours of asynchronous learning. Course is four weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

30 hours of synchronous learning in Google Meet format  Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am - 120 min per day - total of 15 class sessions

Google Meets will be recorded and posted for students to view if they are unable to attend a class meet session, but students are highly encouraged to attend live sessions to ask questions during the online lessons.

Week 1: June 8 to June 11 

Week 2: June 15 to June 18 

Week 3: June 22 to June 25 

Week 4: June 29 to July 1 (* note this is a 3 day week)  

Week 5: July 6 to July 9 (Independent Project time - no google meets) - Project due July 9 

60 hours of asynchronous learning - approximately 10 - 15 hours per week of independent work (depends on student's individual needs and pacing)

Students will have independent assignments and may pace themselves.  Assignments will be posted in advance.  All assignments for the week are due on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.  If a student contacts the instructor in advance about needing an extension deadline due to prior commitments, then deadline extensions can be given when appropriate.

 

 

Grammar Gurus

Grades 6 to 9            $150

Week 7             9AM – 12PM

Students will spend the week learning and practicing proper punctuation, and they will explore the power of word groups in writing. Students can expect to explore their own writing styles. How can my writing become less redundant? What tools do authors use to bring their imagery to life for readers? How can a few words, like an absolute phrase, add to the tone of a writing piece? Students will learn, drill, and create through the week. We will also revise any summer reading reflection pieces students have drafted before arriving, taking that task off of the family to-do-list!         Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Graphic Arts Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology or Fine Arts

Grades 9 to 12         $400

Week 3           9AM – 12PM​

This course is designed to teach students the basic principles of sound graphic design as well as the tools and technical skills to make their design ideas a reality. 

Principles covered will include layout, composition, symmetry, asymmetry, golden ration, color theory, and typography. Students will be taught to apply these principles to create designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

This course will meet via Google Meet each day from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM the week of July 6 and the week of July 13. Roughly 30 hours of additional  asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference should be expected outside of these class times.

There will not be a final assessment for the Graphic Arts Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.    Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

Introduction to Economics Online 1/2 Credit Course: Social Studies

Grades 10-12             $400

Week 6               9AM – 12PM

Introduction to Economics is designed to familiarize students with basic economic concepts, major economic theories, as well as helping them to understand sound personal financial practices.    Instructor: John Adams

This is a hybrid course that will have weekly online assignments, as well as a synchronous  week at the end of the course to complete a personal finance project and sit for the final exam (a total of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours). There will also be a required textbook (see below).  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Students should plan on meeting via Google Meet on Monday, June 8: 9:00 to 10:00 am; as well as the week of  July 20 (Monday through Friday), from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This class satisfies the 1/2 credit of Economics required of Heathwood students for graduation.  

TEXT: O’Sullivan and Sheffrin. Economics. Pearson Publishers. 2016  (please make sure you do NOT purchase the “Texas Edition.”

 

Inventor’s Camp

Grades 1 to 4          $400

Week 2              9AM – 4PM

Have fun using your imagination and engineering skills!  Campers will be designing, testing and building using creative problem solving & STEM applications.  This camp will build their confidence as they use innovation skills to create their inventions! Instructor: Natalie Ashenfelter

                      

The Keys to Meaning: Using Mythology and Psychology to “Read” Movies

Grades 9 to 12       $215

Week 6               1PM – 4PM

A quality movie can offer the moviegoer many layers of meaning to dig into. In this course, we will use Karl Jung’s “individuation process” and Joseph Campbell’s cycle of the hero’s adventure as keys to unlocking the meaning of a few good movies.  We will watch and discuss Spirited Away; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; one of the Harry Potter movies, and selections from The Matrix (with scenes of violence omitted).  Instructor: James Hane

 

Kid Coding

Grades 1 to 2             $200

Week 5                1PM – 4PM

Your rising first or second grader will learn the basics of coding and computer science as they are immersed in STEM activities. Students will collaborate to program robots to complete tasks, work with emojis as they dive into the Codemoji platform, and participate in offline unplugged coding activities and games. Throughout the program students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills to advance through interactive lessons. The Codemoji Coder program will challenge your student as they advance through HTML, CS, and JS coding basics and will promote the desire to continue their coding learning outside of the classroom.

 

Kindergarten Sneak Peek

Grade Kindergarten        $150

Week 6                  9AM – 12PM

Come have some fun with Mrs. Schafer and Mrs. Stevenson! Campers will get a special peek into all the fun that happens when you become a kindergartner. We’ll play games, act out stories, make play-doh, tinker, experiment, and explore our classroom centers. Also, students will help to make the August calendar for all of their incoming classmates, and will become familiar with the some of the routines of our day - including math and reading games!

 

Learn. Code. Build.

Grades 6 to 8         $200

Week 4             1PM – 4PM

If your older student loves all things related to games, computers, and the web LEARN. CODE. BUILD! is the program for them! Students will learn how to build a open-ended projects during this coding program for created for 6th-8th graders. Covered first in this class are programming terms, wireframing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript basics. During the latter part of the program students' knowledge is put to the test as they each build a project! Plus, we'll provide follow-up instructions for participants (and parents) so they can continue learning and improving their website, and apps at home. Students will also learn how to program robots and more this is more than just a coding camp on computers. Instructor: Livio Bolzon

 

Master Chess Camp On-line

Grades 4 to 8              $200

Weeks 5 & 7       1PM – 4PM

Students will learn advanced chess problem-solving skills and strategies and will receive personalized instruction to help them reach the next level. The advanced chess camp is an intensive (and fun!) opportunity for the top young chess players in S.C. to hone their growing skills as top SC players. For the advanced camp, students should have prior tournament experience. If you aren’t sure if the advanced camp is right for your child, please contact Instructor: Sam Copeland (strategerycg@gmail.com)

 

Mateys and Mermaids: Now Remote!

Grades EC4 to Kindergarten               $150

Week 4             1PM – 4PM

Ahoy there! The ocean is calling your name! Dive in with us as we sneak a peek into the world below. We will discover the hidden treasures of the sea through enchanting hands on activities, music, arts, and social skills. Don't be shark bait and miss the adventure! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Mindful Fitness Club: Now Remote!

Grades 1 to 4        $150

Week 7          9AM – 12PM

Need a little mindful exercise in our life? Get moving as fast as you can for a camp full of fitness, fun, and mindfulness! We will play games, have spirited team challenges and participate in activities to create a mindful state. Participants will receive daily mindfulness badges. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Music Makers

Grades EC4 to 3     $150

Week 6               9AM – 12PM

Join Michelle Kunz, a current Heathwood teacher, as we make instruments and sing fun songs. We'll explore different styles of music and go home with our own instruments! Music is a great way to learn and have fun!

 

Mystical Creature Adventures: Now Remote!

Grades 3 to 6         $150

Week 5           9AM – 12PM​

Lochness Monster, Big Foot, Greek Gods, and mystical creatures...did we get your attention? We are going to fill your days with discoveries about these legendary creatures. Not only will you have fun, but you will broaden your creative mind and gain critical reasoning skills. This is one adventure you will not want to miss!  Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Painting with Pizazz

Grades Kindergarten to 4         $150

Week 6         1PM - 4PM

Come and make beautiful works of art with a variety of paints.  Explore the fun and creativity of painting.

Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

 

Philosophy – Online 1/2 Credit Course: Religion or Social Studies

Grades 11-12        $400

June 8 to July 31        Online*

This course begins with a look at Socrates and asks similar questions of 6 famous philosophers who thought that philosophy was for everyone, and not just university professors and students.  We will ask Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche a series of questions, beginning with "is there really such a thing as happiness, and if so how do we acquire it?"  We will also take a look at what it might mean to be "good" and delve into how one might weather the headwinds of life.   The course's work will consist of readings from three books, a number of videos, and occasional group discussions via the world wide web.  There will be 8 assigned essays that will be used as assessments.  Thoughtful and thorough are your bywords to success.  The instructor is available for 1 on 1 consultations anytime and also via Skype and DUO all summer. 

  • Simon Blackburn, "Being Good" Oxford Press, 0-19-285377-5
  • Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy, 9780679779179
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9781503280465
  • Any edition, e-book, etc will suffice.

Course instructor Bill Russell worked in four independent schools for 25 years and also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering online classes.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Super Sports  Online

Grades EC2 to EC4          $100

Week 3                      9AM – 12PM​

Time to Play Ball!  In PlayPower SuperSports, we will learn about different sports using our favorite fun themes! Sharks & Minnows Football, Gator Golf, Pirate Soccer, Bug Catcher Lacrosse and Beach Fun Volleyball are just a few of the Sports Adventures that we will go on!  Learning sports skills through imaginary play is the perfect way to introduce your little one to the wide world of sports!  

We will have a team meeting virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a Warm Up activity and Sport announcement! 

Then, at your own pace, your little one will participate in all the skill activities by utilizing the PlayPower SuperSports videos via the link provided for that day!  We will show off our skills and what we learned during the next morning’s team meeting!  Game On!  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!    

Instructor:  Melanie Slattery

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Super Hero Space Adventure  Online

Grades EC2 to EC4          $100

Week 4               9AM – 12PM​

Get ready to blast off and save the day during our Super Hero Space Adventure Camp! 

We'll explore movement, sports, music and crafts centered around our favorite Super Heros and Outer Space Adventures!  

We will begin each day together with a Zoom meeting and then you'll get to spend the rest of the day partaking in the activity videos so your little one can play at his/her own pace and around your schedule!  

Here we come to save the day!!!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!    

Instructor: Melanie Slattery

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Melody Makers - ON CAMPUS

EC2 to EC4           $169

Week 5            9AM – 12PM

Join us this week for a magical musical adventure!  We’ll become rock stars singing into our monster microphones, playing our dinosaur stomping drums, zaney xylophones, groovy guiros and more!  Musical stylings from Reggae to Rhythm & Blues will have your little ones Rocking Out all week long!   Instructor: Melanie Slattery

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!

 

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Gym Explorers - ON CAMPUS

EC2 to EC4       $169

Week 6        9AM – 12PM

Are you looking for a camp that offers a little bit of everything for your little one? You've found it! In Gym Explorers Camp, we'll have fun with motor development, music, sports, art, science fun and more!  Each day will be a different adventure! Come Explore! Instructor: Melanie Slattery

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email us playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!

 

Prepping for Algebra  Online 

Grades 7 to 9           $175

Week 6 & 7            9AM – 12PM​

Students will review pre-algebra skills to prepare them for Algebra 1.  

The camp will meet for two weeks (Monday - Thursday: July 20 - 23 AND July 27 - 30).  

Students will be expected to watch prerecorded videos, participate in live Google Meets, work independently for 45 - 60 minutes each day, email regularly with the instructor to submit work and ask questions.  

An iPad with the Notability app would be very helpful for doing assignments and submitting work; however, another option would be the use of a printer to print each assignment and then submit pictures of the work.  

Prerequisite:  Students must have completed Pre-Algebra.

Instructor: Liza Johnson

 

 

Probability and Statistics Online 1/2 Credit Course: Math

Grades 9 to 12        $400

Week 2 & 3       9AM – 12PM

Probability and Statistics provides an introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability models, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistical estimation, confidence intervals, and an introduction to linear regression.

A TI-84 calculator is required. Students must have completed Algebra 1. 

This class will meet via Google Meet the weeks of June 14 and 21: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Roughly 30 hours of asynchronous work to follow the last live session. All work for this course and the completion of a final exam will be due by July 31, 2020.   This course will by graded by letter grade.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Jenny Nelson

Students do not have to purchase a textbook; students will be provided access to an online textbook. 

 

 

SAT Prep Course - ON CAMPUS

Grades 9 to 12         $575

Week 4             9AM – 11:30AM

Heathwood Hall is offering a summer test-prep course designed to prepare juniors and seniors for the upcoming SAT.  The program will be taught by Mr. Rip Blackstone and Dr. Elisha Sircy, using the successful Applerouth Prep system.  This course, priced at $575.00 includes the materials fee, is significantly less expensive than many other test-prep programs, and offers the added benefits of venue (right here at Heathwood), dynamic instructors, and free, on-line prep help for students to practice between sessions and after the class is over.

 

Science Palooza: Now Remote!

Grades 3 to 6           $150

Week 7              9AM – 12PM​

Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics/ Put on your learning can and grab the art supplies because this STEAM camp will rock your world!

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

 

Science Research Online 1/2 Credit Course: Science

Grades 9 to 11        $400

Week 1         1PM - 4PM

Looking to complete your Honors Science Research project over the summer to open up space in your schedule?  Interested in exploring a scientific question at a more leisurely pace? This is a one semester (1/2 credit) course that introduces and reinforces the basic principles of scientific research and strives to develop the skills associated with performing and presenting authentic scientific research. What better way to spend your summer?    

This course entails 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be scheduled flexibly by appointment. A grade  and credit will be awarded once a final research paper and  presentation are completed.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor:  Lisa Norman

 

Senior Exhibition Kickstart  - ONLINE

Grade Rising Seniors from HHES        $250

Week 5        9AM - 12PM

Students will get a head-start on their capstone project: The Senior Exhibition. This course taught by English teacher Elise Hagstette is meant to give students a chance to begin the year-long process of developing a research topic, preparing their method of study, and forming a committee.  This will be a remote class with opportunities for lecture, independent work, small group discussion, and one-on-one feedback via Google Meet. 

 

Soar into 6th - ON CAMPUS

Grades 6            $175

Week 6          9AM - 12PM

Soar into sixth grade with all the skills you will need to be successful! This camp will focus on grade level expectations and procedures, and provide a sneak peek at the content covered in sixth grade. We will also concentrate on writing, reading comprehension, and other 6th-grade level skills. Students will also have time to focus on their summer reading.     

Instructor: Brice Spires

 

Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time  - ON CAMPUS

Grades 7 to 12          $215

Week 5             1PM – 4PM

In his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell outlines the cycle of the hero’s adventure, a pattern present to some degree in all hero myths. George Lucas, who considered Campbell a mentor, used this cycle as the pattern for the Star Wars saga, and Campbell called Star Wars “a myth for our time.” In this course, we will watch the first three Star Wars movies (Episodes IV, V, and VI) and analyze them for elements of Campbell’s Hero’s Adventure cycle. It is my hope that our discussions will empower the students to “read” the mythological cues in movies.

 

Super Sleuths: Now Remote!

Grades 3 to 6          $150

Week 6            1PM – 4PM

Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hat as we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve! We'll put our critical thinking skills and STEM knowledge to the test and get to the bottom of the mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem-solving skills will become better than CSI agents! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

           

Video Production Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology or Fine Arts

Grades 9 to 12               $400

Weeks 1 & 2*               11AM – 1PM

Video Production Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the process of planning, recording and post producing engaging video content.   Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

Students will learn crucial elements of pre-production such as story boarding, writing and production scheduling. They will also learn technical aspects of recording such as image composition, audio recording, codecs and frame rates. Finally, students will be taught how to put all of this together in post-production using Premiere Pro editing software.

This class will meet via Google Meet the weeks of June 8 and 15: Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Roughly 30 hours of synchronous work to follow the last live session.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

There will not be a final assessment for the Video Production Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects by July 31, 2020* in order to pass the class. 

 

 

Wacky World of FUN - ON CAMPUS

Grades EC3 to EC4       $150

Week 4        9AM – 12PM

Each day of this camp is custom-designed for fun! Early Childhood Teacher Leyden Hane, has designed a different theme for each day. Whether it's blasting off to outer space, digging for buried treasure or a visit from the fire truck, children will be exposed to creative literature, exciting art activities and friendship-building skills to make this camp a week to remember!

 

World Mythology Online 1/2 Credit Course: Religion

Grades 10 to 12           $400

June 8 to July 31       Online

Our mythology class examines the classic themes common to most systems - e.g., the hero's quest, the creation and destruction of the world - while we read stories from cultures throughout the world, seeking to understand both commonalities and differences amongst and between disparate cultures. Our goal is to come to a better understanding of the reasons that cultures that seem, on the surface, to be quite different tend to ask – and try to answer – the same questions about life.   The instructor is available for 1 on 1 consultations anytime and also via Skype and DUO all summer. 

The primary text is by Donna Rosenberg.  The title is "World Mythology: An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics (Second Edition/Edition 2"  There are free sources on-line, but the text sells new for $16.22 or used for $13.32 from Barnes and Noble.   We will also be reading "Grendel" by John Gardner.  Prices vary widely, but the book is available used for less than $3.  All other reading sources will be available on-line.  

Instructor is Bill Russell who worked in four independent schools for 25 years and who also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering on-line classes.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

World of Wizards: Now Remote!

Grades 1 to 4              $150

Week 7                     1PM – 4PM

Calling all wizard fans! this is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)