Enrichment Camps

Summertime is a good time to explore new interests, and US offers a wide variety of specialized camps in a distance learning environment. Our range of camp choices will open up new worlds for your child! Kids can explore rocketry, engineering and design, coding and electronics, music and songwriting, theater, entrepreneurship and debate. US enrichment camps are open to boys & girls entering second grade and up.
 

Art & Enrichment

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  • Election 2020

    Coed, entering grades 6-9
     
    Dates: July 27-31
    Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Tuition: $200

    The focus of the course is to learn about the national, state, and local issues in the 2020 election as well as discover how elections are actually run. In addition, students will learn how to talk to each other about politics in a way that encourages dialogue across differences. We will focus primarily on the presidential election and a local ballot initiative to explore every step of the election process. How does an issue or candidate get onto the ballot? How are polling stations set up and run? What are some key elements of campaigns? And what’s the difference in all of this from the national, state, and county level? Each day of this course will focus on an interview or visit from all sorts of people and government departments involved in the process.  
     
    Directed by Jeff Pierce 
  • NEW Beginning Songwriting Workshop: The Sprout Experience

    Session I
    Coed, ages 10-12
    Dates: June 15, 18, 22, 25
    Time: 10:00 am-11:30 AM
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $135

    Session II
    Coed, ages 13-17
    Dates: June 15, 18, 22, 25
    Time: 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm; ages 13-17
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $135

    Join us for an online version of The Sprout Experience’s popular Songwriting Workshop! Explore the art of songwriting alongside professional musicians and educators. Learn the basic elements of a song, analyze popular music, and apply writing skills such as figurative language. Work as a class to compose an original song together and create an audio recording of your work.

    Visit
    https://www.thesproutexperience.org/beginningsongwriting for details.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Theatre Camp

    Coed, entering grades 5-8

    Dates: June 15-19
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $200

    Theatre Camp is an interactive camp for boys and girls looking to have fun with acting. Campers can expect a creative acting experience where they work on developing believable characters, play theatre games, and create skits and sketches. This camp is a one-week camp using Zoom. 

    Directed by Sarah Lyon and Lindy Warren

Debate

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  • Middle School Debate Camp

    Coed, grades 6-8

    Dates: June 29 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $395

    Enter the fun world of academic debate! Learn to speak in public, think on your feet, construct arguments, find evidence, and refute opposing views. Each day we will focus on a different controversial issue in our society. You will be given one-on-one instruction as you prepare your cases. Then you will practice debating against other middle school students and receive feedback on your performance in each round. The camp week concludes with a tournament. The camp is led by University School Coach Peter Paik. He will be assisted by current and former members of the US Upper School Speech and Debate Team.

    Directed by Peter Paik
  • High School Debate Camp

    Coed, 9-12

    Date: June 22-26
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $495

    In 2020, we will focus on Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas, the most popular formats of high school debate. Our program is ideal for rising 9th graders who want to learn the basics before they begin high school and increase their chances of making their school’s team. It is also good for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who want to improve their skills but aren’t able to attend a residential camp. The head instructors are US Speech and Debate Team Coaches James Lewis and Peter Paik, the best tandem of debate coaches in the state of Ohio. Assistant instructors will be former high school competitors who have achieved success both locally and nationally.


    Directed by Peter Paik

Science, Engineering & Design

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  • Aviation Challenge

    Coed, grades 7-9

    Dates: July 6-10
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $300

    Explore the fun and exciting world of aviation! Design and build several different types of aircraft from paper, controlling them through an app on your smartphone or tablet! Learn about stability, flight control systems, center of gravity, lift, and aerodynamics. The week concludes with an exciting competition where you take your best design and compete in a challenging flight obstacle course. Campers keep the powered flight system at the end of the week.

    Directed by Jim Seibyl 
  • Digital Movies: Filming and Editing Your 1st Video

    Coed, entering grades 2-4

    Dates: 
    Session I
    June 29 - July 3
    Session II
    July 20-24
    Session  III
    August 10-14

    Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $150

    Have you ever wanted to make a movie? Do you wonder what roles are involved in creating a video? In this camp, you'll learn the basics of filming, where you will be acting in and editing videos that you can share with your family and friends. Campers will create short movies with an iOS iPhone or iPad tablet device. The camp will focus on teaching basic movie planning and acting skills and show campers how to direct and edit short-form video scenes.


    Directed by Bill Champ
  • NEW Digital Photography and Graphic Design

    Coed, entering grades 4-11

    Dates: 
    Session  I
    July 13-17
    Session II
    August 3-7
     
    Time: 9:00 – 3:00 pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $210

    Learn how to take photographs and edit them like a pro! Explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality, gain hands-on experience taking photographs, and discover how to digitally enhance your images using graphic design software on a computer. No prior experience with digital cameras or graphic design is necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Camper will need to supply a camera, tablet, or phone to take photos and will need to install Adobe Photoshop Express.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • NEW Digital Photography for Kids

    Coed, entering grades 2-4

    Dates:
    Session I
    July 6-10
    Session II
    July 27-31
    Session III
    August 17-21

    Location: Online
    Time: 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $150

    See the world through a new lens, as you learn how to take photographs and edit them. In Digital Photography campers will take photos, make photo edits, add 2D art, and create other fun and engaging images. Gain hands-on experience taking photographs and discover how to digitally enhance your images using graphic design apps on a tablet. No prior experience with photography is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Minecraft Adventure

    Coed, entering grades 4-9

    Dates:
    Session I
    June 8-12
    Session II
    June 29-July 3
    Session III
    July 20-24
    Session IV
    August 10-14

    Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $210

    Use Minecraft to learn how to design, build, and craft your own 3D worlds and adventure maps. At camp, you'll receive instruction in adventure game design and focus on making 3D game levels. You'll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills, as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft on the Fleming Tech Camp online servers. Campers will work individually, and in groups, as they face a variety of design challenges and build their very own Minecraft adventure world. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.
  • NEW Minecraft for Kids (Level Up)

    Coed, entering grades 2-4

    Dates: 
    Session I
    June 8-12
    Session II
    June 29-July3
    Session III
    July 20-24
    Session IV
    August 10-14


    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $210

    Minecraft is the world's number one video game and education platform. In this camp, you will adventure with fellow Minecrafters as you learn the science and engineering of how to plan, design, and create amazing 3D worlds. During this program, campers will focus on crafting and building their own projects and adventures in our online multi-player world. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity, and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Minecraft Missions

    Coed, entering grades 4-10

    Dates: 
    Session I
    June 15-19
    Session II
    July 6-10
    Session III
    July 27-31
    Session IV
    August 17-21


    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $210

    Do you love working with Minecraft and want to take your skills to the next level? Using the Fleming Tech Camps multi-player server, our online Minecraft world will be the vehicle to help develop your leadership and social skills, as you accomplish unique missions and build amazing game worlds with a team of campers. Using your imagination, and in collaboration with your camp team, you will design and build a large-scale Minecraft Missions project. Your creativity, critical thinking, crafting skills and communication (and maybe a little bit of Red Stone) will be your keys to success! Previous experience with Minecraft is recommended.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Rocketry - Advanced

    Coed, grades 7-9

    Date: June 22-26
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $300

    Join US Rocketry Team Coach Jim Seibyl in a hands-on engineering challenge as you design and launch powerful rockets. The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest. Students routinely build rockets that launch thousands of feet in the air, approaching the speed of sound. This camp introduces you to the contest with hands-on discovery of rocketry highlighted by a mini competition with the rockets you design and build.


    Directed by Jim Seibyl
  • NEW Science Fair Prep

    Coed, entering grade 8

    Dates:
    Session I
    June 22 – 26 
    Session II
    June 29 - July 3

    Time: 8:15 am-11:45 am
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $150

    This class will serve to prepare you to successfully participate in a science fair! Students will learn how to choose a topic, write their background research plan, create an experimental outline and proposal, learn the importance of peer editing, how to complete a bibliography, balance a budget, and understand important data analysis skills. Additionally, participants will explore the intricacies of How to Create a Successful Project. Participants will work with the instructor in small groups, large groups, and individual sessions. All students who plan to participate in a science fair for the upcoming school year are encouraged to attend this engaging summer session. Students will be able to complete key components to a successful science fair project during the summer! Maximum students per session: 20 

    Directed by Jessica Mitchell 
     
  • NEW Web Design for Kids

    Coed, entering grades 2-4

    Dates:
    Session I
    July 13-17
    Session II
    August 3-7

    Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $150
     
    The focus of Web Design 4 Kids is on learning how to design a super cool website, without writing HTML or other code. Campers will learn the basics of web design using WSIWIG design tools and will also have an introduction to graphic design software. By the last day of camp, campers will have designed a series of web pages that reflect their personal interests and hobbies. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels welcome.
  • NEW 3D Game Design (Portal, Fortnite)

    Coed, entering grades 4-9
     
    Dates: 
    Session I
    June 29 - July 3
    Session II
    July 20-24


    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $210

    If you like 3D-based video games, then this camp is for you! Portal 2 is a puzzle-platform style game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. Fortnite is a fast-paced E-Sports adventure game and one of the most popular games on the market today. At camp, you'll compete in daily Fortnite battles and use the game as inspiration to design your own 3D adventures. To build your adventure you will use 3D game engine design tools and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles, and traps. All skill levels are welcome. Camper will need to buy Portal 2 ($10 on STEAM) and will need to install Fortnite.
     
    Directed by Bill Champ

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