Summer Camp Program

(Updated on July 25, 2016.)
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THE FOUNDERS ACADEMY OFFERS SUMMER CAMPS - 2016 MANCHESTER, NH


- The Founders Academy Public Charter School located in Manchester, NH is offering multiple selections of summer camps!    Over the course of three weeks from July 11 - July 29, numerous teachers and volunteers are offering a variety of camps in morning and afternoon sessions to students in grades 6-10. 

"The Founders Academy is pleased to once again offer a variety of academic and character building camps to enhance skills, knowledge and fun," said Maureen Mooney, Dean of School at The Founders Academy.  "The Founders' community is looking forward to a great summer."   Camps include:


WEEK ONE
 - Morning Session (9 am to 12:30 pm)
July 11-15


Leadership Academy

By: Mr. Van Ewyk
Minimum 5 students, maximum 30  

This will be a 5-day camp that will meet Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm, and Friday from 9am to Noon.  Students will meet at The Founders Academy each day.  The focus of the camp will be the development of leadership skills, especially ethics, public speaking, critical decision making skills, confidence, conscientiousness, time management, communication, positivity, creativity, empathy, taking responsibility, the importance of failure, respect, integrity, risk taking, humility, and cooperation.  The academy will feature role-playing scenarios, guest speakers, team-building exercises, community service, workplace visits, communication practice, character education, ethical dilemma analysis, an opportunity to create and deliver a lecture or speech, inspirational stories, self-awareness, and project management.


Art Lab

By: Ms. Charbonneau
Week of July 11-15
Morning Session
Minimum of 5 students

 Come explore, experiment, and create in the art room.  Play with different materials as you paint, draw, and sculpt.  Dabble in paper mache, paint with toothbrushes, or stamp with vegetables.  This is your time to mix materials and learn new techniques to incorporate into your artwork.  Art lab gives you the choice to decide what and how you create.  The possibilities are endless!


Exploring World Literature Through Short Stories 
By: Ms. Small
Week of July 11-15
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 18 

With readings from across the globe, students will examine the form and function of the short story, and analyze the elements that make stories relevant across cultures, study unforgettable characterization, and recognize the writing that brings stories to life. We will also look at how the stories tell narratives significant to the countries of origin. Along with world literature, we will also read short stories from specific time periods in American history, and see what we can learn about these stories in historical context. Students will learn to read carefully and critically, and engage in round table academic discussions to build their understanding of complex texts. Written responses will help deepen our discussions, and students will choose to write an essay or compose their own short story.


WEEK ONE
  - Afternoon Session (1 pm to 4:30 pm)
July 11-15


Bikes and Books
By: Ms. Small
Week of July 11-15
Afternoon Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 18

Students who need to work on their reading comprehension strategies are welcome at a one week workshop focusing on strategies to help them engage with their reading and boost their understanding and retention of what they read. Some of our reading and writing will be related to bikes, adventures involving bikes, and bike maintenance and repair. Students are encouraged to bring their own bike to school to tune up. We will also study basic bicycle parts, maintenance and repair. We will fix a flat, clean up the chains, tighten up brakes, grease the cables, and have some hands on outdoor fun working on our rides. We will also work on keeping reading stats, informal assessments of reading fluency, and choosing books to read for pleasure. Join Ms. Small spending time with her two favorite things, books and bikes! 


                                                 
WEEK TWO - Morning Session (9 am to 12:30 pm)
July 18-22


Sports and Fitness Camp

By: Mr. Van Ewyk
Week of July 18-22
Minimum 5 students, maximum 30 

The sports and fitness camp will be designed to give students the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic activities over the course of one week.  The camp will meet in various locations throughout the week in order to utilize different facilities around the Manchester area.  The camp will meet from 9am to 3pm Monday through Thursday and 9am till noon on Friday.  Some areas of focus will likely be: Bowling, SkyZone Manchester, A Fishercats game, Derryfield Park for tennis and kickball, volleyball, and badminton.  Also, sports and games at The Founders Academy (walk/run, indoor wiffleball, horseshoes, ping-pong, air hockey, indoor hockey, hula hoops, jump rope, volleyball, badminton), a meeting at a local gym for basketball, horse, and danish rounders.  Additional costs may apply.


Math Madness
By: Ms. Henry
Week of July 18-22
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 10

This camp is for anyone who wants to review math over the summer to get ready for the start of the new year . Especially helpful if you haven't used Saxon Math before. Also important for anyone who is not happy with their placement level in math. We will use online programs, textbook problems, videos, and math games (we have to have fun -- it's summer!)  The class will be tailored to the levels and specific math concepts that the students need to work on. Not sure what you need to work on? Don't worry -- I will help you figure that out too!  (if there is enough interest I will offer the class again in week 3).


Math Foundations
By: Mr. Zumbo
Week of July 11-15
Morning Session or Afternoon Session
Maximum of 20 students

Each day the students will work on preparing a strong math foundation to enter Course 1. We will practice different concepts including multi digit operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, measuring area and perimeter, place value, using a number line, order of operations, measuring angles, positive and negative numbers, and many other skills used in Course 1. Practice will take place using online resources as well as one on one instruction.



Bikes and Books

By: Ms. Small
Week of July 18-22
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 18

Students who need to work on their reading comprehension strategies are welcome at a one week workshop focusing on strategies to help them engage with their reading and boost their understanding and retention of what they read. Some of our reading and writing will be related to bikes, adventures involving bikes, and bike maintenance and repair. Students are encouraged to bring their own bike to school to tune up. We will also study basic bicycle parts, maintenance and repair. We will fix a flat, clean up the chains, tighten up brakes, grease the cables, and have some hands on outdoor fun working on our rides. We will also work on keeping reading stats, informal assessments of reading fluency, and choosing books to read for pleasure. Join Ms. Small spending time with her two favorite things, books and bikes! 


WEEK TWO - Afternoon Session (1 pm to 4:30 pm)
July 18-22


Middle School Prep
By: Ms. Henry
Week of July 18-22
Afternoon Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 

We will use an online curriculum to learn the ins and outs of Middle School! How do you manage a schedule and moving from class to class? What is the homework portal? How do you find your way around? What's the best way to organize binders and agendas? What are the best strategies for keeping track of homework and studying for tests?  And any other topics that come up as questions from the students! This is a fun and extremely helpful class for anyone new to Middle School or new to Founders. All are welcome!  (If there is enough interest, I will offer another session in week 3). 


                         
WEEK THREE - Morning Session (9 am to 12:30 pm)
July 25-29


(POTENTIAL) Math Madness
By: Ms. Henry
Week of July 25-29
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 10

This camp is for anyone who wants to review math over the summer to get ready for the start of the new year . Especially helpful if you haven't used Saxon Math before. Also important for anyone who is not happy with their placement level in math. We will use online programs, textbook problems, videos, and math games (we have to have fun -- it's summer!)  The class will be tailored to the levels and specific math concepts that the students need to work on. Not sure what you need to work on? Don't worry -- I will help you figure that out too! 

Poetry Workshop

By: Michael Yellin
Week of July 25-29
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 20

Workshop poets will experiment with various poetic forms, such as sonnets, sestinas, and found poetry. They will also write poems in response to nature, music, and art (One morning, the class will meet at the Currier Museum of Art.).  In addition, the instructor will help students enter their poems into local poetry contests and submit them to appropriate literary magazines for publication.  Finally, the week will end with an evening (or afternoon) “poetry cafe” at Founders, where students will have the opportunity to read their poems.


Spain and Its Culture/Spanish Conversations
By: Ms. Efraimson
Week of July 25-29
Morning Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 30

Together we will discover several cultural aspects of Spain and its Spanish speaking world through music, food, sports, celebrations, traditions, and lifestyles.  We will experience these through hands on and real  life examples like dancing traditional dances, trying authentic foods, and even watch a Flamenco show and parts of a Futbol game.  We will also be practicing your speaking abilities and continue your pronunciation with speaking exercises.  Examples for speaking practices will range from conversations to putting on skits, to even ordering from a menu.

 
                         
WEEK THREE - Afternoon Session (1 pm to 4:30 pm)
July 25-29


(POTENTIAL) Middle School Prep
By: Ms. Henry
Week of July 18-22
Afternoon Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 

We will use an online curriculum to learn the ins and outs of Middle School! How do you manage a schedule and moving from class to class? What is the homework portal? How do you find your way around? What's the best way to organize binders and agendas? What are the best strategies for keeping track of homework and studying for tests?  And any other topics that come up as questions from the students! This is a fun and extremely helpful class for anyone new to Middle School or new to Founders. All are welcome!  


Novel Writer’s Toolbox

By: Ms. Small
Week of July 25-29
Afternoon Session
Minimum 5 students, maximum 18

Students ready to tackle a longer writing project are invited to bring their ideas, drafts, or partial drafts to a one week novel writing workshop. Learn to:

 · Structure your plot
 · Create realistic characters
 · Craft conflict and motivation
 · Build tension
 · Write effective dialogue
 · Sequence scenes
 · And more

We will work on exercises that sharpen our prose, conduct communal write-ins, and peer conference our scenes. Join me and other aspiring novelists as we add tools to our writer’s toolboxes and keep our writing muscles strong this summer.


DIY-Crafts and Scrapbooking 
By: Ms. Efraimson
Week of July 25-29
Afternoon Session 

Do you have a do it yourself project that you have always wanted to try?  Together we can explore the world of DIY along with building our own scrapbooks.






Cost is $150.00 per half-day session or $250.00 for a full-day camp.  The sibling discount is 10%.  Campers will receive a 10% discount on additional sessions after paying full price for the first session. 

Morning Session begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:30pm.  Afternoon Session begins at 1:00pm and ends at 4:30pm.


To register:

1.)  go to
www.thefoundersacademy.org (click on "students/summer camp program")
 
2.)  fill out and send in this
form.  

(Call 603.952.4705 with any questions.)



 

Founded in 2014, the Founders Academy is a free public charter school for grades 6-12 located at 5 Perimeter Road in Manchester. This fall, the school will offer grades 6-10.   The school's mission focuses on the virtues of the Founding Fathers, leadership, character building, classical and challenging education in the core subjects and enrichment courses.   Established by the Founders Academy Foundation, the school offers individual attention for each student to pursue mastery in their studies.  Although the school is public, there is an application and possible lottery process for admittance.  For more information or to schedule a visit, go to www.thefoundersacademy.org or call 603.952.4705.


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