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Summer Courses for High School Credit

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Applied Digital Skills - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

June 9                                                                                                           1PM – 2PM

Using Google For Education’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum, students will improve their abilities to navigate a digital world and be more successful in the classroom, the workplace, and in everyday life.

This will help build digital skills like data visualization, website publishing, document formatting, internet research, and file organization. It will also aid students in building practical skills like communication, budgeting, event planning, research, group decision making, creating presentations, and resume writing. 

This course is a self-paced, fully online, pass-fail class. The course will meet on Tuesday, June 9 from 1:00-2:00 pm via Google Meets. Additional synchronous meetings will be scheduled flexibly with the class. An additional 30 hours of asynchronous work should be expected over the course of the summer.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Brice Spires, a Google certified educator. 

 

Digital Storytelling: Writing and Producing Historical Documentaries and Podcasts - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 1                                                                                                                1PM – 3PM

This online course offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of how to write and produce historical content in two of today’s most popular digital formats: documentaries and podcasts.  

Students will begin with an introduction to historical research and writing for a popular audience. The course then phases into production, from organization to recording and editing video and audio content, along with some basic tips on marketing your original historical product. 

Students will end the class by creating a short, simple historical production!

The course will  have 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours.  It is a Pass/Fail course, and will satisfy a Fine Art/Technology credit for Heathwood students.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

The class is team taught by Matt Burrows, winner of regional Emmy for best historical documentary in the Southeast; and Sara Burrows, history teacher and PhD.

The course will be offered completely online.  Students will need reliable access to Wifi, a working camera and microphone on your computer. Mac computers are recommended.      

The class will meet the week of June 8: 1:00 to 3:00 pm each day. All other meetings are by appointment.



 

Geography of the Bible - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 1                                                                                                                1PM – 4PM

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.

This course will serve as a religion or social studies 1/2 credit for Heathwoodstudents.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601.  Instructor: Brice Spires.

 

Geometry Online- FULL Credit Course

Grades 8 to 10                                                                                                                    $980

Weeks 1-4                                                                                                                       9AM - 12PM                

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.

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.      Instructor:  Andrea Mundo

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 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.


 

Graphic Arts Online - 1/2 Credit Course

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 be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

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.      Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

Introduction to Economics Online- ½ Credit Course

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. 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. (15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours)  The  required textbook is: O’Sullivan and Sheffrin. Economics. Pearson Publishers. 2016  (please make sure you do NOT purchase the “Texas Edition.”     

Instructor: John Adams

This class satisfies the 1/2 credit of Economics required of Heathwood students for graduation.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

Philosophy – Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 11-12                                                                                                                        $400

June 8 to July 31                                                                                                       

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.

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.

 

Probability and Statistics - ½ Credit Course

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.   Students must have completed Algebra 1. 

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 minutes for a total of 15 hours. Students will be expected to complete 30 hours of asynchronous learning.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Course is two weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.   

Instructor: Jenny Nelson

A TI-84 calculator is required.  Students do not have to purchase a textbook; students will be provided access to an online textbook

 

Science Research Online 1/2 Credit Course

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?    

The course will  have 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours.  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

 

Video Production Online - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                               $400

Week 2                                                                                                                            9AM – 12PM

This course is designed to teach students the process of planning, recording and post producing engaging video content. 

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 course will be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.   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 in order to pass the class.        Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

World Mythology – Online 1/2 Credit Course

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 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.

Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

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 Camps are Listed in Alphabetical Order

Early Morning: 7:30-8:45  $30/week   Afternoon Care: 4:00-6:00  $75/week

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        $175f

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

 

Applied Digital Skills Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology

Grades 9 to 12             $400

Using Google For Education’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum, students will improve their abilities to navigate a digital world and be more successful in the classroom, the workplace, and in everyday life.

This will help build digital skills like data visualization, website publishing, document formatting, internet research, and file organization. It will also aid students in building practical skills like communication, budgeting, event planning, research, group decision making, creating presentations, and resume writing. 

This course is a self-paced, fully online, pass-fail class. The course will meet on Tuesday, June 9 from 1:00-2:00 pm via Google Meets. Additional synchronous meetings will be scheduled flexibly with the class. An additional 30 hours of asynchronous work should be expected over the course of the summer.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Brice Spires, a Google certified educator. 

 

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

 

Beltline Bookworms

Grades 5 to 8          $150

Week 4             9AM – 12PM

Books make summer better! This camp is all about allowing students a few hours each day for reading, writing and reflection. Students will have the chance to knock out some of their summer reading requirements while discussing and analyzing the works with their peers. Conversations about their novels will help with recall and building their literary community while creating and presenting book critiques will help students practice sharing and thinking critically about fictional plots. Additionally, students will also enjoy exploring short stories and graphic novels as well as listening to appropriate middle school read alouds.   Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Boys and Books

Grades 2 to 4       $150

Week 4            9AM – 12PM

Monsters, dinosaurs, trucks, trains, and animals—what does your little guy like to read about? The best way to get better at reading is to practice, so each day, we’ll read and talk about lots of books! We will also do a little writing and art and have plenty of playtime to burn off extra energy! Emily Hodges is a Heathwood middle school English teacher and mother of two boys. During this camp, she will get to know your budding reader and select books that are interesting and appropriate for them.

 


Cheer Camp - We've got Spirit!!

Grades K to 8         $175

Week 4      9AM – 12PM​

This camp is for anyone who is interested in learning all about cheerleading. With the help of B-team Cheerleading Coach, Allison Wilson alongside Heathwood Alumni and Syracuse University Cheerleader, Nadia Deas, campers will get the chance to stunt, learn chants and dances, and learn tumbling. 

We will also teach campers about what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle by being mentally strong, by learning about self worth and confidence, and physically strong. These are things that all cheerleaders need to know! 

Monday-Thursday will be time for our campers to learn and have fun. Friday is our showcase open for family and friends to see what our campers have learned. Come dressed in workout clothes and sneakers.  Price includes Cheer t-shirt for Showcase on Friday!

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and a snack.

 

Co-Ed Basketball

Grades 2 to 7      $150

Week 6           9AM – 12PM

Under the leadership of Heathwood's Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach Rich Edwards and some of his varsity players, the campers will have lots of fun improving their fundamental skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense while learning valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.  Using many different types of games and contests, campers will test their skills each day.

 

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 

 

Crafty Card Making Online Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 4          $120

Week 2           1PM - 4PM

Your child will join Mrs. Kunz as they use embossing, washi tape, and beautiful papers to make fun cards. 

Students will receive a package with all materials to make these creative cards.  They will use daily live Google Meets as well as recorded lessons to learn and practice.  

**Students need to provide their own glue stick and scissors**   Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

Digital Storytelling: Writing and Producing Historical Documentaries and Podcast

Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology or Fine Arts

Grades 9 to 12        $400

June 8 - 1:00-3:00

This online course offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of how to write and produce historical content in two of today’s most popular digital formats: documentaries and podcasts.  

Students will begin with an introduction to historical research and writing for a popular audience. The course then phases into production, from organization to recording and editing video and audio content, along with some basic tips on marketing your original historical product. 

Students will end the class by creating a short, simple historical production!

The course will  have 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours.  It is a Pass/Fail course, and will satisfy a Fine Art/Technology credit for Heathwood students.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

The class is team taught by Matt Burrows, winner of regional Emmy for best historical documentary in the Southeast; and Sara Burrows, history teacher and PhD.

The course will be offered completely online.  Students will need reliable access to Wifi, a working camera and microphone on your computer. Mac computers are recommended.      

The class will meet the week of June 8: 1:00 to 3:00 pm each day. All other meetings are by appointment.

 

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

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.

 


Fairytale Frenzy

Grades Kindergarten to 3          $150

Week 4        9AM - 12PM​

Come join us for a summer full of fun with fairytales! We will read several fairytales, role-play, make crafts, and have a ball! Using the story Cinderella, campers can go on a glass slipper hunt, learn to ballroom dance, and make small pumpkins into carriages. Campers can follow the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel by following breadcrumbs to a shack. With Jack in the Beanstalk, campers can go for a variety of hunts to look for magic beans, gold coins, and more. It will be truly magical!   Instructor:  Brooke Whiteman

 

Finding the Balance of Middle School

Grades 5 to 8          $185

Week 7         1PM - 4PM

Life is all about balance.  You love to play Fortnite or Roblox.  You can’t get enough of Snapchat or Instagram.  Your parents however are always hounding you about your grades.  What is a student to do?  If this sounds familiar, this camp is for you.  We will work on finding the balance in middle school.  We will spend much of the day learning study and organizational skills, as well as working on your Math and English summer work.  The rest of the day will then be spent enjoying a plugged-in paradise, with the screen activity of your choice.  We will learn that working hard deserves a reward.  It’s all about balance! If you want to get a jump start on your summer work, learn to study more efficiently, and have some fun, please join us.  This camp will hopefully result in an easier school year next fall, allowing you to have more free time to do the things you love.  All study materials will be provided, but bring your iPad for plugged in time.  Instructor:  Michelle Dillman

 

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

 

Five-Paragraph Essay Writing

Grades 8 to 12          $165

Week 4           1PM – 4PM

In this course, students will learn how to improve their writing skills for the essential form of writing in high school and college, the five-paragraph essay. When it comes to writing essays in high school and college, we all need a place to start. Think of the five-paragraph essay as just that. Some students may find this to be a simple process, while others may spend a greater amount of time understanding this fundamental building block of high school and college writing. The core elements of the essay, the thesis, the body, and the conclusion, will all be at the center of this camp. Students will learn the best strategies and skills essential to becoming successful essay writer and how to adapt the five-paragraph essay in longer, more in-depth, papers and essays. Students will learn the ins and outs of the basic form of essays in high school and college, the five-paragraph essay. Students will learn the best strategies and skills in essay writing. Students will also learn how to approach the core elements of an essay, the thesis, the body, and the conclusion.  Instructor:  Brice Spires

 

Flag Football Camp                                                                                                             

Grades 2 to 7         $150

Week 5            9AM – 12PM​

Have fun learning the fundamentals of the great game of football with Heathwood Head Football Coach, Danny Lewis!  Flag football is a great co-ed, team sport option. The camp offers both boys and girls the opportunity to play, work and have fun with a group, and teaches them healthy competition and sportsmanship.  Teamwork is a big aspect of flag football as players learn how important it is to collaborate with their teammates and work towards a common goal.  Camp attire:  Campers should wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts, closed toe shoes & socks, and apply sunscreen before camp each day. Hat & extra sunscreen are recommended. 

 

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 and 6        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

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

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.

 

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.

 

Girls’ Basketball

Grades 3 to 7           $150

Week 5             9AM – 12PM​

Under the guidance of Heathwood's Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach, Rich Edwards, and some of the varsity players, the girls will have lots of fun improving their fundamental skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense while learning valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.  Using many different types of games and contests, campers will test their skills each day in order to be more empowered and confident. 

 

Camp GOTR (Girls on the Run)

Grades 3 to 5           $175

Week 6               9AM – 12PM​

Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During this  week-long session, 3rd – 5th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all girls, including girls with a disability, to develop self-confidence, learn life skills they can use now and as they grow, and have fun with friends.

 

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

 

Greatest Conspiracies of History

Grades 5 to 10               $150

Week 4                     9AM – 12PM​

What really happened to Elvis? How many shooters were on the grassy knoll? What really is in Area 51? Come join Mr. Spires on a quest to find the answers to these burning questions, among many others. Students will hone their critical thinking and research skills during this camp, all while staying out of the heat!

 

 

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.”

 

Introduction to Twos

Grade EC2            $300

Week 6            9AM – 4PM

Come have a sneak peek into the terrific time the 2s have at Heathwood! Enjoy centers, storytelling,snack,outdoor time and more. We will support a positive potty-training process to get ready for the new school year. Instructor: Dawne Wallace & Rebecca Smith 

                      

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

 

Magnificent World of Mo Willems Online Camp

Grades 1 to 4           $150

Week 3            9AM – 12PM

This course will still meet in the mornings of June 22-26 via Google Meet. 

The instructor will begin the morning with a few read alouds from the beloved Mo Willems. Following that will have a group lesson about becoming an author and learn skills related to writing your own book! 

Each day we will have a guided drawing lesson to learn how to create our own Mo Willems inspired characters as well. Students will be given a 15-30 minute task to complete independently. Once completed they will return to the meet to share out their work with the other campers. We will wrap up with another fun read aloud! 

Materials for the camp will be delivered to your home by our instructor the weekend before camp

This camp will focus on all the well loved Mo Willems characters: Elephant, Piggy, Pigeon, etc. We will read books, draw, play games, write our own stories and create plays. Our daily special snacks will be based on the beloved author of "Knuffle Bunny", "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "I Love My New Toy". 

Instructor:  Catherine Barnhill

 

Master Chess Camp

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

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.

 

Mindful Fitness Club

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.

 

Money Matters Online Camp

Grades 6 to 12        $125

Week 3          1PM – 4PM

How much should I save? How much should I spend? How can I earn money?  Answer these questions and more in this camp focusing on smart money management.  We will explore the cost of modern living, learn about wages for different careers, discuss money goals, and even work on a resume!  Whether you are earning your own money already or just planning what to do with your allowance, you will be better prepared to make smart money choices after taking this camp!    

The group will gather in Google Meet to discuss the day's topics, get instructions, and answer questions.  

Students will then work on their own for short periods of time (20-30 mins), with the instructor available the entire time for questions in Google Meet.  

After each independent-work period, students will return to the Meet to discuss as a group before moving on to the next part of the program.  

Basic materials needed: laptop or desktop computer capable of opening multiple browser windows; composition notebook; calculator or calculator app; pencils or pens. 

Instructor:  Jennifer Falvey​

 

 

Mrs. Frannie’s Art from the Heart

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten            $150

Week 5                9AM – 12PM

Art from the Heart is a wonderful introduction to many different mediums of art for children.  Join Mrs. Frannie Chamblin for a fun week of arts & crafts as well as special snacks that they will make each day to go with the theme.  Your child will create keepsakes that will be treasured forever!

 

Multi-Sports Camp

Grades 1 to 6         $200

Week  6       1PM – 4PM

Our Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes (girls and boys) to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 3 -4 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (3 or 4) sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self- discipline. Campers will be provided all necessary equipment and are asked to come in tennis shoes. 

Instructors:  Brian Buscher & Curtis Player

 

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!

 

Musical Theatre

Grades 5 to 12        $150

Week 4            9AM – 12PM

Join us for a week of all things Musical Theatre. We will have singalongs, learn choreography, play improv games and explore character creation from the canon of American musical theatre. Expect songs from Mamma Mia, Shrek, Wicked, The Addams Family and more!    Instructor:  Jonathan Monk & Janis Corley

 

Mystical Creature Adventures

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.

 

Painting with Pizazz

Grades Kindergarten to 4         $150

Week 6         9AM – 12PM

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: Tumbling Tots  Online

Grades EC2 to EC4         $100

Week 1                 9AM – 12PM​

Join us this week for a virtual Tumbling Tots adventure that incorporates tumbling skills with our favorite imaginative play themes! We will Tumble with Trolls, Flip with our friends from Frozen, Jump in the Jungle, do Spider-Man Handstands, Walk the Plank with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and more! We will tumble and play the PlayPower way!  

We will meet virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a welcome activity, recap and show off our skills from the day before and announce the day’s theme! Then, at your own pace, and around your child's schedule, your little one will participate in all the activities by utilizing the PlayPower Tumbling Tots videos via the link provided for that day! 

Please note, your child may want to do one activity over and over again before moving on. Follow his/her lead and Play All 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: Playful Picasso Part 1  Online

Grades EC2 to EC4      $100

Week 2                9AM – 12PM​

This week join us for an Art Adventure!  We’ll explore our inner Monet as we introduce different Art Mediums, Collage Art, Sharpie Fun, and more. 

Each day’s Art will be based upon our imaginative theme of the day! For example, on Under the Sea Day, we will create an underwater seascape!  We will also incorporate movement fun into our daily themes.  Time to get messy and discover our Playful Picasso!  

You will receive an email prior to camp with a list of materials needed for the masterpieces we will be creating. 

We will meet virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a welcome activity and theme announcement! Then, at your own pace, your little one will create and participate in all the activities by utilizing the PlayPower Art Adventure Playful Picasso videos via the link provided for that day!  

We will share the masterpieces we made and recap our favorite art processes during the next morning’s live meeting!  

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 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 Online

EC2 to EC4           $100

Week 5            9AM – 12PM

Join us this week for a Melody Maker musical adventure!  We’ll become Rockstars singing into our microphones, playing our elephant stomping drums, shaking our home-made rain sticks and more!  Musical stylings from Reggae to Rhythm & Blues to Country will have your little ones Rocking Out all week long!  

We will meet virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a welcome song and musical theme announcement! Then, at your own pace, your little one will participate in all the musical and movement activities by utilizing the PlayPower Melody Makers videos via the link provided for that day!  

We will then share our favorite songs, movement dances and more the next morning!

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: Gym Explorers Online

EC2 to EC4       $100

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 Explorer’s Camp, we'll have fun with motor development, music, sports, art, science fun and more!  

Each day will be a different adventure centered on our favorite summer themes:  Beach Fun, Welcome to the Jungle, Summer Olympics, Camping, Eric Carle Adventure and more! Let’s Explore!  

We will meet virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a welcome activity, previous day’s recap and the day’s theme announcement! 

Then, at your own pace, your little one will participate in all the activities by utilizing the PlayPower Explorer’s videos via the link provided for that day!  

Please note, your child may want to do one activity over and over again before moving on. Follow his/her lead and Play All Day! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email us playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!

Instructor: Melanie Slattery

 

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Playful Picasso Part 2  Online

Grades EC2 to EC4        $100

Week 7         9AM – 12PM​

PlayPower Remote Playful Picasso Virtual Camp!  Join us this week for an exploration of the most famous artists of all time! 

This week in Playful Picasso Camp, we will explore the Art Masters and our art work will be inspired by the greats: Kandinsky's Circles, Klee's Cat, VanGogh's Starry Night, Jackson Pollock's Mural, Monet’s Japanese Footbridge and more!  Paint, draw, sculpt and create with us!  

You will receive an email prior to camp with a list of materials needed for the masterpieces we will be creating. 

We will meet virtually each morning of camp via Zoom to start our day together with a welcome activity and artist theme announcement! Then, at your own pace, your little one will create and participate in all the activities by utilizing the PlayPower Playful Picasso videos via the link provided for that day!  

We will share the masterpieces we made and recap our favorite art processes the next day during our Artists’ Round Table group meeting. Please note, your child may want to make multiple masterpieces each day!  

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

Instructor: Melanie Slattery

 

 

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

 

Princess Camp

Grades EC4 to 2      $150

Week 5             9AM – 12PM

Would you love to be a princess? Come and join us! We will have princess songs, stories, crafts and treats each day.  On Friday, we will have a party fit for a princess! Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

 

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

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

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!

 

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

Grade Rising Seniors from HHES        $250

Week 5        9AM - 12PM

Students will get a head-start on their capstone project: The Senior Exhibition.  This hands-on, intensive summer camp led by Upper School 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 gaining important tips on the final presentation or product.      *** Students will need to bring their own laptop computers.***

 

Sliding into 2nd

Grades 2           $150

Week 7          9AM - 12PM

Review of 1st grade and preview of 2nd grade skills.  Instructor:  Brooke Whiteman

 

Soar into 6th

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

 

 

Soccer Shots Summer Camp

Grades EC4 to 2        $150

Weeks  4         9AM – 12PM

4 TO 5 YEAR OLDS (PRE-K): Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting.  We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

5 TO 8 YEAR OLDS (K-2ND): Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

 

Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time

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.

 

Summer Sisterhood

Grades 3 to 5         $150

Week 7             1PM – 4PM

This camp will provide a safe space for girls to learn and participate in dialog with other girls their age. Join this camp to learn about compassion, empowerment, self-care & more! We will focus on challenges girls face and ways to manage them. We will use a variety of strategies such as mindfulness, role play, yoga, journaling, fitness, and more. We will have strong females from our own community to speak and share their wisdom with us during the week. Instructor: Catherine Barnhill

 

Super Sleuths

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.

 

Theater Clown Camp - Online

Grades 5 to 12         $120

Week 3            9AM – 12PM​

Discover your inner clown during this silly week of physical comedy, improvisation and red noses. Afraid of clowns? No worries! Theatre clowns don’t wear face paint and they definitely don’t like scaring people. 

We will meet in the mornings via Google Meet. Each remote day will have three parts. 

For the first hour, the instructor will host improv games remotely. 

The second hour will involve an asynchronous project explained by the instructor, and the instructor will be available by email to field any questions. 

The third hour will be synchronous once again, allowing for campers to share out, perform and receive feedback. 

Project materials will be things that can be sourced from home, except for a professional clown nose. A foam nose won't work because they fall off faces too easily. Your clown nose will be distributed prior to Friday June 19th (details to follow).

Instructor: Jonathon Monk

           

This Book is Better… But…

Grades 5 to 8          $150

Week 4             1PM – 4PM

This camp is designed to be relaxing, fun, and air conditioned! Beat the heat and enjoy a nice film. This camp is also designed to be paired well with the morning camp Beltline Bookworms because the authors of these stories are discussed in the morning camp. Sign up for one or both! Films to enjoy and discuss include: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Christopher Robin; Charlotte’s Web; James and The Giant Peach; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.      Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Tip Top Tap Dancing Online Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 4        $90

Week 2             9AM - 12PM

Come and join Ms. Kunz to move and get fit in a fun way. Tap shoes are not required. A pair of flats or shoes that make noise will work just fine. We will work on mastering basic tap dancing steps and combinations and even learn a dance. Students will use daily live Google Meets as well as recorded lessons to learn and practice.       Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

Unlimited Hands-On Science: Nature Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 6           Half day: $225, Full day: $300

Weeks 6 & 7                                 9AM - 12PM         9AM - 4PM

Whether your child wants to become a biologist, physicist, entomologist, herpetologist, geologist or botanist, this is definitely the class for them. In UHS nature camp, we will take a quick look at nature from all perspectives. Get ready to get a little dirty as we dig deep into nature. Join us as we venture out and hunt for bugs to preserve.

 

Unlimited Hands-On Science: World of Robotics

Grades Kindergarten to 6         Half day: $225, Full day: $300

Weeks 4 & 5                                 9AM-12PM      9AM-4PM

Science and Technology go hand in hand. This program will allow students to explore the basic and complex technology that is used to design and build robots. They will discover the world of robotics and when asked they will be able to describe the differences between humans and their robotic counterparts. Do you think you have what it takes to build and power your own robot? Are you ready to become a junior engineer and an electrician? Come explore the world of robotics and become a “robo-scientist” today!

 

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

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!

 

Walk on the Wild Side

Grades Kindergarten to 4th        $165

Week 7        9AM – 12PM

Come spend a week exploring nature in all its glory.  We will meet animals, experience various environments around the Heathwood campus, and spend time outdoors.  We will also create nature crafts and do some adventurous activities like shelter building, and blind hiking.  Bring your bold spirit and let’s have some fun walking on the wild side! Instructor: Michelle Dillman

 

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

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.

Summer Programs 2020 Camp and Course Listings

Tags:  arashley@heathwood.org

Welcome to Summer Programs 2020 at Heathwood Hall  

I hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy during this difficult time. It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that we have decided to cancel all of our on-campus Summer Programs for the month of June and all Highlander Day Camps for Summer 2020. We will continue to monitor the guidance from health officials in the upcoming weeks and will communicate with you the status of our July Specialty Camps and classes by June 19.

Many of our June specilaty camps are offering a remote version, so your child can still participate in the fun from home! Additionally, we have a vast offering of remote for-credit academic courses. You can view all of our remote camp and course offerings by clicking here.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We appreciate your interest in Heathwood Summer Programs and hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Allison Rashley

Director of Summer Programs

arashley@heathwood.org

(803) 231-7799

 

Click on the links below to explore all the camps and courses we have to offer!

 

 

 

Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

 

Online & Remote Camps/COURSES

 

PEAK Camps

 

Off Campus Camps: Swim, Sailing, Scuba

 

Summer Courses For High School Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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