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ALL 2020 CAMPS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Why Arete Camps?

Arete’s summer programs have no more than 10 students per session and are led by flexible, supportive, knowledgeable, and understanding teachers. All programs are 2e, anxiety, gifted, ADHD and HFA friendly.

View our events calendar to see the Summer Camp schedule and to register.

Summer Camp Calendar/Registration

Summer 2020 Camps/Courses

Air Pressure 101 and Bottle Rocket Build

In this class, we will explore the science of air pressure, aerodynamics, and Newton’s Laws that will allow you to build your own air pressure rocket launcher and soda pop bottle rocket. Each day we will meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss your tasks, and problem-solve the challenges of building a soda pop bottle rocket launcher and rocket. On our last day, students will upload videos to showcase how fast, far, and high their rockets can travel. Students will need a bike pump or air compressor, PVC pipe, and other miscellaneous supplies that can be found at any hardware store.

Ages: 11 and up

Dates: 6/9, 10, 11

Times: 1:30-3:30 pm

Cost: $75

Cooking with Chris-The Juicy Lucy!

In this class, students will learn to cook different variations of burgers! From a classic burger to a smash burger, each day will be something new with the finale being the famous Juicy Lucy! Not only will each student learn how to cook burgers to perfection, but they will also learn the history of the burger and how it’s been adapted over time. Ingredients needed: 1.5 lbs. of ground beef (or beef alternative), cheese of your choice for toppings and to stuff Juicy Lucy (American cheese will melt the best), and any other toppings you desire such as lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, or maybe flaming hot Cheetos… There is no limit to what you can put on or in a burger! Please note: Students will be cooking with a frying pan on the stove so supervision may be needed dependent on parent comfort and preferences.

Ages: 11 and up

Dates: 6/9, 10, 11

Times: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Cost: $75

Backyard Aerodynamics

In this class, we will explore the science of aerodynamics and Newton’s Laws that will allow you to build your own flying objects using household items. Each day we will meet to discuss your tasks, brainstorm ideas, and problem solve. The teacher will support students in working through challenges. Flying objects may include hot air balloons, airplanes, and rockets. A supply list will be sent out in advance.

Ages: 11 and up

Dates: 6/16, 17, 18

Times: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Cost: $75

Dungeons and Dragons

Looking to continue your D&D adventures via webcam? Look no further! Prepare yourself for an epic campaign led by your Dungeon Master, Chris, who will keep you on the edge of your seat while he takes you on an epic journey. Beware, poorly told jokes should be expected along the campaign!

Ages: 13 and up

Dates: June 23, 24, 25

Times: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Cost: $75

Language Arts Writing: Rhetoric: Lead Them to Your Conclusion (for .5 high school credits available)

During this course, students will learn about effective persuasive writing techniques and practice the art of the written argument. Students can expect to see up-to-the-moment examples of arguments that they can cut into rhetorical pieces. Together, we will practice writing arguments that range from the silly to the serious to the scholastic. At the end of the course, students will leave with a variety of written work for their portfolio, including an essay of around 500 words that can be used as the seed for college admissions and scholarship applications.

Ages: Grades 9-12

Dates: 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/30, 7/1, 7/8, 7/9.

Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $750

Language Arts Reading: Contemporary vs. Classics – Literature Showdown (.5 high school credits available)

“New is always better” vs. “An oldie but a goodie” – Students will read and analyze paired texts to see how literary styles have changed over the decades. We will use short stories, novel excerpts, and two novels* to explore the idea that the best literature can only be found in one category or the other – the new-new or the classic cannon. Students will be taught strategies for tracking their thoughts while reading, and each will have the opportunity to deepen their reading repertoire during this summer course. *A variety of paired texts will be used to allow for student choice among genres and lengths.

Ages: Grades 9-12

Dates: 7/13, 7/16, 7/20, 7/23, 7/27, 7/30, 8/3, 8/6, 8/10, 8/13.

Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $750

Health and Wellness (.5 high school credits)

This is a comprehensive health education course based on the 8 National Health Education Standards. The topics covered include personal wellness and fitness, nutrition and healthy eating, mental/emotional health, disease prevention and control, and prevention of substance use and abuse. This course fulfills Health Education credits needed for graduation.

Ages: Grades 9-12

Dates: 7/7, 7/8, 7/15, 7/16, 7/21, 7/22, 7/28, 7/29, 8/4, and 8/5.

Times: 1:30 -3:30 pm

Cost: $750

If you have specific questions, please email Max (email).