Scratch Programming Adventure
9:00 am - 12:00Grades 4-6
Directed by JoAnne Daniels
Have fun learning to program using MIT Media Lab's successful Scratch 2.0 software. Together, we will explore this graphical programming language while we learn basic computer science concepts. Students will write simple programs and create fun games throughout the week.
Back to Nature
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grades 2 – 4
Directed by JoAnne Daniels
Join us on our beautiful campus as we explore nature, agriculture and the great outdoors together. Open your eyes, dig into the soil, and investigate the Earth with us. Each day, we will focus on a different theme including forestry, soil, farming, wildlife, and the environment!
Public Speaking and Presentation Fundamentals: How to Give Effective Speeches, Pitches, and Presentations1:00 – 4:00 PM
Directed by Zaneta Bell
Are you interested in learning how to pitch, speak and present well? In this one-week interactive and dynamic public speaking course, students entering 5th through 8th grade can learn practical and useful tips and tools. This summer camp aims to help students reduce/manage fears and develop strong writing and organization skills for improved content memorization, demonstration, and visualization.
Summer Jazz at the Academy
12:00-4:00 pm Grades 7-12
Directed by Dr. Richard Fanning
Summer Jazz at Moravian Academy is a day camp for instrumental music students interested in building their jazz performance skills. Students will spend the week in classes on jazz improvisation, jazz listening, ear training, jazz styles, and ensemble rehearsals. The week will end with a concert at Moravian Academy with guest artist, Erick Storckman, who is a Jazz trombonist.
Animation CampGrades 3-6
Directed by Brian Elstein
Get animated! In this exciting camp, we will learn about and try out a variety of different animation styles using a combination of hands-on and computer-based art mediums. Our animated adventure will culminate in the creation of original animated movies!
Art in NatureGrades 5-8 Directed by Lindsay Woodruff
Are you a lover of exploring nature? Come to our beautiful Merle-Smith Campus to create art inspired by our natural surroundings, historic arboretum, pond, garden and landscape. Campmates will have the opportunity to try and explore a variety of creative art processes with the natural surroundings as our inspiration for original works of art. We will explore the following: ~ Sketchbook keeping Observation Drawing ~ The Impressionists and other art historical movements that looked to natural inspiration ~ Macro Photography & Historic Cyanotype Process ~ Plein Air Landscape Painting ~ Abstract collage with mixed materials and experiments with natural handmade brushes.
The Magic of WritingGrades 6-9
Directed by Dr. Catherine Moore
This course is for students entering 6-9 who wish to improve their writing skills. Creative drama, fun group activities, and storytelling will be used to jump-start students’ imaginations and their writing. Students will write daily, participate in-group and one-on-one workshops, and share in-group discussions. Areas covered will include practice in the expository modes of writing, word processing, and keyboard work, and emphasis on the whole process of writing, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising.
We will focus on expository modes of writing (narration, process analysis, description, and persuasion) and will work on daily exercises to hone our skills in descriptive and sensory writing. We will read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell and complete a character analysis essay at the end of our workshop in a book conference with the author. If students have already read Book I of Dexter and The Dragon Spell, Books II and III of the Dexter series will be available.
Please note: This program runs for 3-weeks; however, we will consider attendance for one or two weeks as well.
Spanish ImmersionGrades K-6
Directed by Jairo Bustamante
¡A aprender, jugando! (Let's learn, playing!) Starting on the first day, Spanish immersion campers will be spoken to in Spanish and will spend their days learning, exploring, and playing- all while learning to react and respond in Spanish. Campers participate in outdoor activities, swimming, arts and crafts, music, games, and other educational activities during their immersion experience. Each week will have a different theme to guide the activities that take place.