Summer Adventures in Learning

 

Learn something fun and interesting while reinforcing academic skills. Camps are taught by the talented and experienced faculty from Schaeffer Academy. All materials provided. Register using 2018-2019 grade.


Kinder Camp at Schaeffer Academy
A Place to Grow, Explore, and Play for children entering Kindergarten in either Fall 2018 or Fall 2019. Children will develop readiness skills to prepare for a successful first year in school. A balance of learning and free-play activities will be provided by Schaeffer's own experienced kindergarten teacher, Ms. Linda Davis.

Exploring Kindergarten - For students entering Kindergarten Fall 2019
M-F, July 23-27, 8:30-11am, Room 111, $75
Register online at Community Education or call 507-328-4000 (Class Registration Code 3310.401P)

Preparing for Kindergarten - For students entering Kindergarten Fall 2018
Bring a sack lunch to eat in the lunchroom.
M-F, July 23-27, 11:30-2pm, Room 111, $75
Register online at Community Education or call 507-328-4000 (Class Registration Code 3311.401P)


Art Camp (Gr. 4-6)
Students will spend the week learning about some of the most well-known art masters! Each day, students will use a different technique to create their own pieces of art based on those of the masters. Techniques covered will include: drawing, painting, and sculpture.
M-F, July 16-20, 9-11:30am, Room 106, $140
To register or request additional information, contact Melody Hunskor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Book Camp (Gr. 4-5)
Students will spend the week "captured" in an epic battle of good vs. evil as they read the first book in the "Guardians of Ga-Hoole" series, The Capture, by Kathryn Lasky. Students won't want to miss a single page of this captivating story about a barn owl named Soren and his owl friends who must escape their foe and save their owl families from danger. While reading, students will expand their vocabulary knowledge, enhance their ability to read fluently and focus on reading with expression. In addition, they will enjoy extension activities each day including an in-depth look at owls as well as character studies and art projects related to our book.
M-F, July 16-20, 9-11:30am, Room 115, $140
To register or request additional information, contact Melody Hunskor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Reading Camp (Gr. 1-3)
Students will review and enhance reading skills while reading many books throughout the week about the following themes: dinosaurs, cowboys, astronauts, pirates, and royalty. Students will enjoy shared reading, independent reading/writing, and various fun activities including digging up dinosaurs, panning for gold, shooting off rockets, launching catapults toward a castle, and following a treasure map to discover a treasure.
M-F, July 16-20, 9-11:30am, Room 111 & 113, $140
To register or request additional information, contact Melody Hunskor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Science Camp (Gr. 4-8)
Science Camp will spend the week exploring the mysteries of matter through applied physics and chemistry. Each day students will be experiencing a different topic. Activities will include building a life size raft to test the principle of buoyancy, making soda pop while studying solubility, creating slime and goo while studying chemical properties and the periodic table, and competing in a paper airplane contest as they study the magic of gas and physical law.
M-F, July 16-20, 9-11:30am, Room 106, $140
To register or request additional information, contact Melody Hunskor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Theatre Camp InfoTheatre Camp - "Much Ado About Theatre" (Gr. 5-12)
Much Ado About Theatre is an eight-day intensive camp where students will sharpen skills in creativity, storytelling, and ensemble-style theatre. Using both improvisational and traditional rehearsal, the actors will create an original adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest to be performed the final day of camp. No previous acting experience necessary.

Lauren Tebben directed Much Ado About Theatre camp last summer in Houston, TX. She is a junior at Grove City College, who has been trained in ensemble, improvisational, and musical drama by the Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company. In 2016, she and eight other troupe members created an original Shakespeare adaptation winning 'Best of Festival' and 'Outstanding Ensemble' at a state-wide theatre festival.
June 13-22 (Excluding June 16 and 17), 10am-3pm, Registration preferred by May 15, $150
To register or request additional information, contact Lauren Tebben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..