Summer is a great time to enrich your child’s learning in a manner that is innovative, inspired, and most of all FUN! This summer, Stuart Hall School launches its new summer program - Camp STU – on the Verona Campus (Hunter McGuire Lower School.) Through a unique blend of morning enrichment classes and traditional afternoon summer camp activities, students ages 5 – 12 can enjoy summer the way it was meant to be.
Whether they are exploring their creative muse through literature, drama or the visual arts, or gaining a greater understanding of the scientific method, students will spend the mornings immersing themselves in classes that not only ignite their imagination, but also tap into their natural curiosity. Each week, children will participate in a variety of afternoon events both on and off campus. From Zumba class to swimming excursions to exciting field trips, your child will enjoy a multitude of engaging and entertaining activities.
Our distinctive program offers inquiry based, hands-on experiences that provide opportunities for each child to work collaboratively, reinforce and extend current knowledge, and have fun along the way!
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This summer, our enrichment program is comprised of three 2-week sessions.
Descriptions and dates for Camp STU are listed below.
SESSION 1: June 18—29
FROM BACKLIGHT TO BACKSTAGE
Week One: “All the World’s an Image” - Intro to Photography
We begin our first week of the summer program with this camp! Local artist, Monte Hackney, will introduce us to digital photography by leading us on nature hikes and presenting basic photography techniques. Back on campus, in the computer lab, he will help us learn photo editing. Students are asked to provide their own digital camera and extra memory card.
Week Two: “All the World’s a Stage” - Drama Camp
Calling all budding thespians! Come try your hand at basic acting and stage skills and games. Christiana Holyer, theatre director, actor, musician, and Stuart Hall Dean of Students, will direct both younger beginners and those students with some acting experience under their belts. If time permits, campers will have a chance to strut their stuff on the STU stage.
SESSION 2: July 9—20
WHO’S YOUR MUSE?
Week One: Picasso: His World and Works
Have you ever seen one of Picasso’s paintings and had no idea what it’s about? Have you ever wanted to know how someone could change from painting everything in blue to painting his dreams? Stuart Hall Spanish teacher, David Hutchings, will help us look at examples of Picasso’s styles and work together to understand what inspired their creation. Along the way, we will learn some Spanish, explore Picasso’s world, and create our own masterpieces.
Week One:Week One:Week One:Week Two: Inspiration for Innovation
Using Lego Robotics, Lily Beauvilliers will help students discover the world of math and science. Group projects will reinforce teamwork and problem solving skills. Students will also explore current technology through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Following the success of this program, Stuart Hall School will incorporate Lego Robotics into its academic and afterschool programs.
SESSION 3: July 23—August 3
Week One: Create your Own Comics
Jesse Croll, award winning film artist, will show students how to begin by creating punchline-driven comic strips, leading to more developed fiction or nonfiction illustrated stories. Along the way, he will show the students aspects of the technical side of comics, from panel placement to illustration techniques, including coloring and inking.
Week Week Two: Let’s Make a Movie!
Jesse Croll along with Stuart Hall language arts teacher, Lily Beauvilliers, team up to provide a week of film-making fun. Students will not only learn the what, who, why, and how of this long celebrated venue, but also create their own short flicks.