Summer Camp Descriptions

Academic Skills Camps

Debate

Debate - This course will focus on the art of public speaking as well as the art of debate. Students will conduct research, compose speeches, using their research and public speaking skills to develop and deliver persuasive arguments as a member of a team.
Weeks of:
June 19 -June 23
Open to students entering 5th-8th grades.

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Stay On Your Game

Model UN - This course will focus on the art of public speaking as well as the art of debate. Students will conduct research, compose speeches, using their research and public speaking skills to develop and deliver persuasive arguments as a member of a team representing a member state of the United Nations.
Week of:

August 7 - August 11

Open to students entering 5th-8th grades.

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Stay on Your Game - Using games, challenging puzzles, and problems, students will hone the mathematical skills previously introduced in a traditional classroom setting and test out new. NOTE: This is an early session from 8:00 - 9:00 am each day.

Weeks of:
June 19 - June 23
June 26 - June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11

Open to students entering K-8th grades. Students will be grouped based on age and ability.


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Model UN

Creative Writing

Creative Writing - This creative writer's workshop aims to help students increase their love for writing. In a workshop atmosphere, students are encouraged to develop their writing by using different forms and applications. Students experience the the creation of their own story and share their story through presentation and performance.
Week of: June 26 - June 30

Open to students entering 5th-8th grades.

Skills Booster

The Carmody School is opening its doors and expertise to students from all families in the community. Although our school-year program specializes in working with students with a variety of language-based learning differences, our summer program allows our experts to enhance employ multi-sensory instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The program will run Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am-1:30 pm for six weeks beginning June 26-August 4. Parents may choose how many and what weeks they would like their child to attend.

Sports Camps

Sports Fun

Sports fun!

Weeks of:
June 19 -June 23
June 26 -June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11

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Intro To Baseball

Intro to Baseball - Learn the foundations of baseball including clinics on batting, fielding, and proper technique.

Week of:
June 26 - June 30

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Intro To Softball

Intro to Softball - Learn the foundations of softball including clinics on batting, fielding, and proper technique.

Week of:
July 5 - July 7

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Early Childhood Adventures

At 101 Ridge Road

Housed in our Early Childhood Learning Center, the RCDS Early Childhood Adventures Summer Camp offers a dynamic theme based program. Integrating social studies, science, literature, math, music, drama, art, crafts, and movement, young children are afforded the opportunity to explore, discover, and make connections. Free play, socialization, academic enrichment, projects and technology blend together to provide an exciting, fun-filled summer experience. All sessions meet from 9:00 to 1:30 and include snack and lunch with an optional 1:30 to 3:00 extended day.

Weeks of:
June 19 - June 23
June 26 - June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11

Children will be grouped by age (3, 4, 5 year-olds) and must be toilet trained.

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Carmody Skills Booster

Welcoming New Students!

The Carmody School is opening its doors and expertise to students from all families in the community. Although our school-year program specializes in working with students with a variety of language-based learning differences, our summer program allows our experts to enhance employ multi-sensory instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The program will run Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am-1:30 pm for six weeks beginning June 26-August 4. Parents may choose how many and what weeks they would like their child to attend.

Weeks of:
June 26 - June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4

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Executive Functioning

“No student should ever feel like they aren’t ‘good enough’ or ‘smart enough,’ simply because they were never taught HOW to learn!”

– Susan Kruger, M.Ed., Founder of StudySkills.com

The Rumson Country Day School Summer Academic Skills Booster Camp is the right program for you to help your child, teen, or young adult succeed in school and in life. This program will change the way your son or daughter learns, the way they study, give them better organizational skills, and actually give them more time to have fun!

10 Strategies covered:

1. Time & Task-Management

2. Organizing at Home & School

3. Writing Strategies

4. Note-Taking Strategies

5. Test-Taking Strategies

6. Paper Organization

7. Homework & Project Planning

8. Communication Skills

9. Reading Skills

10. Goal-Setting


The program will run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00-9:00 am. The charge for this camp is $300 a week. Students must attend at three weeks.

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D.R.E.A.M. Camps

Chess For Beginners

Chess for Beginners - This introductory Chess program is designed for new players and will evolve as the skill level of the players evolves. Emphasis will be placed on learning to play chess through visualization and principles.

Weeks of:
June 19 - June 23
June 26 - June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11

Open to students entering 1st-8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and experience.

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Chess For Experienced Players

Chess for Experienced Players - This Chess program is designed for experienced players and will evolve as the skill level of the players evolves. As with beginner’s chess, an emphasis will be placed on building skills in chess through visualization and principles.
Weeks of:
June 19 - June 23
June 26 - June 30
July 5 - July 7
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11

Open to students entering 1st-8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and experience.


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Drama - Peter Pan

Drama - Peter Pan. Here’s your chance to perform in a full-scale musical production or a concert of Disney and Broadway show tunes. Along the way you will create scenery, develop your acting and singing techniques through theatre games and vocal exercises, and reinforce essential skills such as reading for a purpose, listening and following directions, and public speaking. NOTE: This is a two-week program.
Weeks of:
July 10-21
Open to Students entering K-5th grade

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Drama - Cinderella

Drama - Cinderella. Here’s your chance to perform in a full-scale musical production or a concert of Disney and Broadway show tunes. Along the way you will create scenery, develop your acting and singing techniques through theatre games and vocal exercises, and reinforce essential skills such as reading for a purpose, listening and following directions, and public speaking. NOTE: This is a two-week program.
Weeks of:
June 26- July 7

Open to Students entering K-5th grade

Instructors: Mrs. Rathemacher and Mrs. Weiss

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Hooray for Hollywood

Performance - Hooray for Hollywood.

Miss Weiss and Mrs. Rathemacher will lead this group of students entering Beginners through 5th grade as they perform songs from beloved Hollywood musicals including Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins.

June 19-23
Open to Students entering K-5th grade

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Drama - Shrek

Drama - Shrek
Join Mr. Greco for an live production of the popular musical Shrek. This production will include all aspects of a typical drama experience: auditions, rehearsals, technical training, and of course, fun! NOTE: This is a two-week program.

June 19 - June 30
Open to students entering 5th-9th grade.

Instructor: Mr. Greco

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Costume Design

Costume Design - Use machine sewing and other advanced techniques to create a costume for all types of characters. Mrs. O'Malley will introduce concepts including working with a pattern, embellishments, and finishing.
Week of: June 19 - June 23

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Set Design

Set Design - Design, build, and decorate your group's vision. Bring your imagination and creativity- set design an exercise in innovation.
Week of:
June 26 - June 30
Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Choreography for Stage

Choreography for Stage - Create memorable performances in our energetic and fun session.
Week of:
July 5 - July 7

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Outdoor Explorations

Outdoor Explorations - Have fun outside, Set up a tent, Make a solar oven, Make and play fun camp games, Make a sundial, solar printing.
Week of June 26 - June 30

Open to Students entering 1st through 5th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Fashion Sewing and Crafting

In this fun and interactive camp, campers spend their time creating personal accessories and fashion pieces, learning the basics of hand and machine sewing, needle-felting and much more.

Week of: July 10 - July 14
July 31 - August 4

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Animation I

Bring your creativity to life. Join us for a week of storytelling, exploration, and fun while leaning the basics of digital storytelling.

Week of:
July 10 - July 14
Open to students entering 1st-grade-6th grade. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Artistic Adventures

Artistic Adventures

Students will explore how art illuminates & brightens up the world that we live in. We will create art inspired by the impressionist painters and their studies of light, looking to nature for inspiration. Students will use materials to explore color, light, and shadow to explore these themes

Week of:
July 17 - July 21

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation - Learn to create claymation and “humananimation” (animation with live actors) for creative movies.

Week of:
July 24 - July 28

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Drones

Drones - Drone Camp is an opportunity for hands-on learning with an adventurous theme. Come make friends, play creative games and jump in at the forefront of an emerging field.

Week of:
July 31 - August 4

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Strings

Strings - Introduction to Stringed instruments. In this beginner's class, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of multiple stringed instruments.

Week of:

July 31 - August 4

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

Minecraft

Minecraft - Everyone loves Minecraft, but at our camp, students will approach the game from a new angle, and are empowered to discover the underlying mechanics of the game in a collaborative environment.

Week of:
July 31 - August 4

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

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Lego Design

Lego Design - This course is designed for boys and girls with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Students will work with structurally-sound building techniques and basic robotics programming using the software.

Week of:
August 7 - August 11

Open to Students entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.


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Girls Rock!

Girls Rock! - Girls Rock! Camp is a week-long summer day camp program for girls entering 5th grade to those entering 9th grade. The program offers instrument instruction, workshops, songwriting/band practice, live performances by visiting artists, and culminates in a showcase concert.

Week of:
August 7 - August 11

Open to Girls entering 1st through 8th grades. Students will be grouped by age and ability.


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  • Camp Runs June 19 - August 11, 2017from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
  • Two rotations each day allow campers to customize their day.
    Rotation 1 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Rotation 2 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • All Camps (except Carmody Skills Booster) are $325.00 per week from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
  • Carmody Skills Booster Camp is $500.00 per week.
  • Add-ons include extended day before and after the standard two-rotation daily schedule.
  • Lunch is included with all registrations.

Add-Ons

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Academic Skills Hour
  • 8am Early Drop off additional $100/week in advance, $25/day
  • Extended Care (until 3:00 pm) additional $150/week in advance, $40/day
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