2017 Summer Camp Descriptions

 Afternoon Adventures (ages 4-14) lead by Camp Staff
Each day will be a variety of activities, some of which may include - outdoor games, indoor games, crafts, computer time, reading/writing and quiet time/recuperation time (after the sports camps).

All Things Summer! (ages 4-6) with Jenna (Henderson) Rhodes, Teacher & Dock Alum
With summer finally here, let’s explore all of the exciting things that go along with it! Campers will engage in many different activities, crafts and games with each day of the camp focusing on a different fun activity we all do in the summer time. We will look at the beach, camping, a day at the pool, summer sweet treats, and amusement parks. Join us as we experience a whole week of the best summer activities!

CAL Sports Academy Camps (www.calsportsacademy.com)
COED BASKETBALL:
Are you looking for a program that uses innovative and progressive drills to target your players needs to progress on the court? Your player will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, game positions, offensive and defensive techniques, and more.  We believe all players need to be well-rounded in every aspect of the mind, body, and soul. Through the instruction of our coaches, players will learn teamwork, communication, listening, and leadership to advance players to be the best they can be both on and off the court. Your player may come in with the basics, but will leave with skills that will last a lifetime.

COED VOLLEYBALL:
Your child will use innovative and progressive drills to develop the essential skills needed to progress on and off the court. Your player will learn passing, setting, hitting, serving, offensive systems, defensive systems, and more! We believe all players need to be well-rounded in every aspect of the mind, body, and soul. Through the instruction of our coaches, players will learn teamwork, communication, listening, and leadership to advance players to be the best they can be both on and off the court. Your player may come in with the basics, but will leave with skills that will last a lifetime.

Computer Coding Camp I & II (ages 7 – 14) with Claire Wanamaker, Dock Teacher
Each week of camp, the campers will do a variety of coding activities.  Many of these activities will be on the desk tops or iPads.  Some of the activities will be unplugged, no computers.  These unplugged activities will be logic based activities the campers will work on in small groups or as a large group.   Each week of camp will have different activities.

Confection Connections:  the Sweet & the Savory (ages 9 - 14) with Emily Gordon, Dock Alum & Culinary Student
We will explore the sweet and the savory sides of baking!  Our days will be filled with a large variety of  yummy summer treats, like soft pretzels and lemon bars (just to name a few).  If you love summer flavors & want to bake the week away, this is the week for you!  A $5.00 ingredients/supply fee is added to the camp cost.

Culinary Creations (ages 9 – 14) with Kipp (Moyer) Glass, Dock Teacher
This week will immerse ourselves in everything culinary.  We will build a repertoire of delicious food that we can make with minimal adult assistance, develop our kitchen safety skills, and understand what it means to have a balanced diet.  A cookbook of recipes will be our souvenir of our week of Culinary Creations so we can make them for others at home.  A $5.00 ingredients/supply fee is added to the camp cost.

Exploration with STEM/STEAM  (ages 7 – 10) with Trish Landis, Dock Teacher
STEM/STEAM brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Art (STEAM) to children in a fun and challenging way. This camp will build upon their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning.

Girls Beginner Lacrosse Camp (ages 7–14) with Liz Wallace, Dock Teacher, PIAA Lacrosse Official and former Pennridge Lacrosse Coach
For any girl interested in learning about the game of lacrosse and basic skills; such as throwing, catching, cradling and ground ball technique.  This is for campers at any level of knowledge, from beginner to moderate experience.  Lacrosse is called the fastest game on 2 feet!  Check out this rapidly growing and VERY exciting sport!  Balls, sticks and goggles can be provided.  Please bring your own mouth guard (required), water bottle, and sunscreen.

Hop on the Magic School Bus! (ages 7 – 14) with Claire Wanamaker, Dock Teacher
Catch the bus this week as we study a variety of different science topics!  You never know what is going to happen at this camp, but something will definitely explode and hopefully it is while we’re outside!!  Our journey might take us to the Arctic, the moon or deep under the ocean, you never know when our bus will take us! On Friday, the campers will have an opportunity to dress up like their favorite character.  It’s not too soon to start putting your outfit together.  This camp is based on the popular children’s books Magic School Bus, written by Joanna Cole.

Let’s Go Camping! (ages 4 – 6) with Trish Landis, Dock Teacher
Have you ever been camping?   This is great for the children who have camped before and for those who have never been camping!  Bringing the experience to them!  We will be going on a nature walk, enjoying s’mores over the ‘campfire’, flashlight reading and so much more.

Push the Rock Sports Camps (www.pushtherock.org):
Sports camps can offer much more than excellent athletic instruction. In addition to taking your athletic skills to the next level, our camps instill character, teach sportsmanship, and offer a LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE for each and every camper.  We offers a combination of athletic instruction and biblical teaching in the world of sports. Both half day (Kinder, ages 4- 5) and full day experiences are available.    


Rockin' Recreation (ages 7-14) with Jayne Longacre, Dock Teacher
Games, games, games!  Come and join in the fun playing your favorite active games from PE class! Examples: prison dodge, medical doctor, go for the gold, diamond mine, pirate ship, and more.  Finish the class each day with a little cupstacking.

Science Adventures (ages 7-10) with Livia Wiley, Dock Parent (and Chemical Engineer)
What’s Matter? This camp will focus on the principles of matter—its phases, its properties, how it reacts, how we can separate it, and how thermal energy is applied to, or generated by, it. Basically, this is how science works! These adventures will be in a hands-on environment of a real working laboratory. Experimental fun will include: imploding soda cans, film canister rockets, elephant toothpaste, and a great geyser car race. A $5.00 ingredients/supply fee is added to the camp cost.

Skipping Through the Seasons (ages 4 – 6) with Cheryl Kulp, Teacher & Dock alum
Campers will take a quick trip through the four seasons, spending one day on each.  Every day, they will do crafts, sensory activities and games. There will also be many stories to read to help kiddos explore and learn about the season of the day!

State Fair Days (ages 4 – 6) with Cheryl Kulp, Teacher & Dock alum
Campers will experience the fun of a visit to a State Fair right here at camp.  Have you ever made funnel cake or caramel apples?  What animals could you see at a Fair?  You just might see them at camp!

Terrific Textiles (ages 8 – 14) with Claire Wanamaker, Dock Teacher
This week the campers will be creating a variety of handmade items.  There will definitely be a lot of sewing, most of which will be done by hand.  If you have a sewing machine, you are more than welcome to bring it with you.  A $5.00 materials/supply fee is added to the camp cost.

Under the Big Top! (ages 4-6) with Jillian Immel, Dock Teacher
The circus is coming to town!  Campers will be engaged in a variety of activities and crafts based upon the camp theme.  There will be many books to read and fun to be had!

Zoology?  What’s that? (Ages 7 – 14) with Claire Wanamaker, Dock Teacher
Each day campers will study a variety of animals through crafts and activities.  Did you know hippos can get sunburned?  How do elephants communicate?  What foods depend upon honeybees and their pollen?  Grab your notepad and come find out the answers to these questions and many more.

Supplies needed for Sports Camps:

All-Sports: sunscreen & water bottle are recommended.
Coed Soccer: sunscreen & water bottle are recommended (+ shin guards for older campers).
Field Hockey: sunscreen, water bottle are recommended; mouth guard & shin guards are required.
Girls Beginner Lacrosse:  sunscreen & water bottle are recommended; mouth guard is required.

CLEATS - are not required for any of the sports camps.  If your camper wears cleats, indoor shoes are required (slides or sneakers). In the event of  rain — sneakers are needed for indoor activities. Cleats cannot be worn indoors.

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