9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 4-6
Directed by JoAnne Daniels
Explore a variety of card, board and action games together and then, create your own games as we investigate the theory of good game design – a little bit of luck, a touch of logic, an engaging story and just the right amount of strategy!
SCRATCH PROGRAMMING ADVENTURE1:00 - 4:00 pm
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.
中文夏令营 Chinese Language & CultureGrade 6-9
Directed by Jane Wong
Moravian Academy is excited to offer its first Chinese language & culture summer camp in 2019! The camp is specially designed for creative kids to try their hand at Chinese language and get hands-on Chinese cultural experience.
Imagine holding a Chinese paintbrush and writing a Chinese character. Or maybe cooking your first Chinese dish. Or how about creating your Chinese name and making your own seal. Perhaps sing a Chinese song and dance to it. Of course, speaking basic Chinese (greetings, colors, numbers, food…). You can do all this and so much more at Moravian Academy’s completely new 2019 Chinese Summer Camp! It is simply the most exciting, productive, and coolest way to enjoy your summer break!
K’NEX STEM Challenge
Directed by Beth Matlock and Pam Compter
Do you enjoy using teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, and your imagination? Then you will enjoy the thrill of being challenged to build an object using the world’s most creative construction toy, K’NEX. Teams will design and build a required object, such as a tower, an amusement park ride or a…the possibilities are endless. Come join us for a week of fun as we shape our future engineers.
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
Simply Complex MachinesGrades 4-6Directed by Brian Elstein
Rube Goldberg is a well-known comic artist and engineer who designed complex machines that experiment with cause and effect. His designs have inspired a movement of artists who create their own cause and effect machines. This exciting program will give participants the opportunity to create kinetic sculptural designs that encourage teamwork, experimentation, and humor. In other words, we will spend a week making complicated machines that do simple things!
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.