Summer Camp Program

The Founders Summer Camp - 2018

Register today! Two options to register: 
Print and mail the registration form
Submit your registration online

Overview:
The Founders Academy summer camp program offers one week, half day sessions in July. Campers can select from a diverse selection of choices that will both stimulate the mind and encourage creativity. We welcome all to take part in our Summer Camp program! 

Week 1: July 16 - July 20, 2018
Week 2: July 23 - July 27, 2018

AM Session: 9:00am - 12:30pm
PM Session: 1:00pm - 4:30pm 


Cost: $150 per half-day session; Discounted price of $250 for two sessions in same day.
‚ÄčDiscounts: 10% Discount for siblings or multi-session registrations. ‚ÄčNote: only ONE discount per registrant.
Payment: 50% due upon registration; balance due one week before camp begins via check or credit card.


Some sessions have limited enrollment.

Age Group:  Some programs have age group limitations while others are open to most age groups. It is recommended parents use their discretion when selecting a program based upon their child's ability. 

Register today! Two options to register: 
Print and mail the registration form
Submit your registration online

The form can be copied and emailed to info@tfanh.org, printed out and given to the front desk, or sent to The Founders Academy, 5 Perimeter Road, Manchester NH, 03103.  Money can be sent online through PayPal or in a check with the hard copy.



Session Descriptions:

Name: Middle School Prep
Age: Grade 5 - 9
Offered: Week 1; PM Session & Week 2; PM Session
Instructor: Ms. Kate Mote

Learn how to ace middle school! The transition to middle school can be a tough one -- Middle School Prep will help make it smoother. Through fun activities we will learn about time and work management, organizational skills, note taking, and study techniques.

Learn how to keep an agenda and prioritize tasks. Students will learn how to organize a notebook / binder for success in class as well as note-taking and studying techniques. Appropriate for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders as well as high schoolers struggling with these skills. 

Maximum enrollment is 15 students.


Name: Grammar Bootcamp
Age: Grade 5 - 8
Offered: Week 1; AM Session & Week 2; AM Session
Instructor: Ms. Kate Mote


Grammar doesn’t need to be an intimidating mystery! Through this course, students will become familiar with parts of speech, punctuation rules, and grammatical conventions so that they can take ownership of their own writing and communication as leaders.

This class will combine lessons with activities as we not only learn these important definitions and rules, but also apply them. This camp is appropriate for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. 


Maximum enrollment is 15 students.


Name: Pre-Algebra & Algebra Skills Camp
Age: All students interested in Pre-Algebra & Algebra
Offered: Week 1; AM Session
Instructor: Dr. Ken Stanton


In this camp, we'll focus on building and strengthening the math skills most important for the pre-algebra (Course 3) and algebra (Algebra 1) courses.  A brief pre-test will be given to help identify which skills each student needs the most attention with, and then each day's lessons, discussions, and practice will be focused on them. As well, this camp will coincide with an entry-level arithmetic camp, so students can move to and from the two camps as needed (pending space availability) to focus on skills they need.  

Students should be prepared with pencils, erasers, a basic scientific calculator (or better, but no phones/tablets), and any previous math work that shows which skills are needed. Anticipated topics are exponents and roots; substitution; graphing foundations; solving simple equations; mathematical inverse operations; and word-problem solving skills, though it will highly depend on students' needs.



Name: Advanced Algebra Skills Camp
Age: All students interested in Advanced Algebra
Offered: Week 2; AM and PM Session
Instructor: Dr. Ken Stanton

 
In this camp, we'll focus on mid- to high-level algebra skills most important to Algebra 1 and 2 courses.  A brief pre-test will be given to help identify which skills each student needs the most attention with, and each day's lessons, discussions, and practice will be focused on them.  

Students should be prepared with pencils, erasers, a basic scientific calculator (or better, but no phones/tablets), and any previous math work that shows which skills are needed. Anticipated topics are advanced graphing of linear equations; exponent and root rules and patterns, including negative and fractional exponents; solving, reporting, and graphing inequalities; rearranging formulae; direct and inverse variation; factoring and solving quadratic equations; and solving systems of equations. Other Algebra 2 topics may be covered if time permits, such as rational polynomials and radical equations.



Name: Best of Broadway
Age: Grades 6 - 12
Offered: Week 2; All Day (Both Sessions)
Instructor: Mrs. Jane Cormier


Through "The Best of Broadway" will present a staged performance of songs from famous Broadway musicals!  All "campers" will sing (solos, duets, ensembles) and will work on stage movement even with some tap dancing! Some shows will be, "Forty Second Street"; "Cabaret", "The Phantom of the Opera"; "Carousel"; "Cinderella", and "All That Jazz".

Students are also welcome to bring in their own repertoire ideas!

The camp will run July 23 - 27 and a parent performance will be held on Friday July 27 at 3:00 pm. The class will be lead by Ms. Jane Cormier, and it will run 9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day. Campers should bring lunch, snack, and proper stage rehearsal clothes including stage shoes such as Capezio dance shoes. All ages are welcome (grades 6-12).  For more information, contact j.cormier@tfanh.org.   

Maximum enrollment is 16 students.



Name: Lucky Numbers
Age: Grades 6 - 8
Offered: Week 1; AM Session
Instructor: Mrs. Natasha Hyde

This math camp is an opportunity for middle-school students (Grades 6-8) to review and improve their math skills over the summer season.

Each day we will complete a fun and challenging activity requiring one of the major math skills needed for success in middle-school. These topics will be based on the needs of the students enrolled. Students who have mastered the middle school skills will be given the opportunity to experience algebra concepts.

Minimum enrollment is 8 students & maximum enrollment is 16 students.



About the Instructors:

Jane Cormier: B.A. in Creative Arts, Bradford College. Ms. Cormier has performed leading roles with many regional and international opera houses. Jane also studied at the Boston Conservatory. In 2000, Ms. Cormier received the Boston Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, whose past recipients have included Ethel Kennedy, Phyllis Curtin and Sarah Caldwell for work in supporting young singers in opera.  For the past twenty two years, Ms. Cormier has worked in with Opera NH producing in school opera programming to many thousands of children throughout the state New Hampshire. 

Natasha Hyde: B.A., Chemistry, Suffolk University, M.Ed., Southern New Hampshire University. My name is Natasha Hyde and I am excited to be teaching mathematics this year. Following the completion of my bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2003, I worked as a chemist and veterinary nurse before becoming a stay-at-home mother to my identical twin daughters and a small business owner in 2009. I then completed my Master of Education from Southern New Hampshire University. 

Kate Mote: B.A., English, Minor in Classics, University of New Hampshire, M.A., English, Southern New Hampshire University, M.A.T., Secondary English Education, Southern New Hampshire University Ms. Mote has been an enthusiast of classic literature since the 7th grade. She believes that studying the written word teaches us about ourselves, our place in the world, and self-expression. Ms. Mote graduated from a classical high school where she studied Latin and great works of literature, culminating in a year-long study and a 100-page senior thesis based on the complete works of Shakespeare.

Ken Stanton: A.S. Engineering Science, Canton College of Technology, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Ph.D. Engineering Education, Virginia Tech Dr. Ken Stanton is returning to teaching after a 3-year hiatus where he traveled the country in his RV and grew the family business as an entrepreneur. Previously, he inspired students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, at institutions including Colorado State University and Virginia Tech.


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