Junior Kindergarten Bridge
Led by Junior Kindergarten teacher Marisa Daihl, this program is designed for campers entering Collegiate’s Junior Kindergarten to introduce them to each other, the teachers and the campus prior to the start of school. Each day features a different on-campus “field trip” which allows the new student to become more familiar with Collegiate’s layout and the Junior Kindergarten’s daily routine. Our goal is to provide campers an opportunity to have a smooth transition and feel more at ease when the school year begins.
Lori Hendrix, Zac Singer, Kay Orr, Heidi Blackburn
This program is designed for campers entering Collegiate’s Kindergarten to introduce them to each other, the teachers, and the campus prior to the start of school. Each day our Kindergarten teachers will feature a different on-campus “field trip” which allows the new students to become more familiar with Collegiate’s layout and get a glimpse into the daily schedule. Students have the opportunity to practice age-appropriate reading, math, and fine motor skills, through a variety of educational activities and games. Our goal is to provide campers an opportunity to have a smooth transition and feel more at ease when the school year begins.
First Grade Bridge
Nancy Diaz-Metz, Sarah Allen, Debra Cohn
This week long program is intended for students rising into first-grade at Collegiate. The transition from Kindergarten to first-grade is a big and exciting jump up the academic ladder. Students will have the week to become familiar with first-grade daily routines while interacting with fellow classmates and teachers. Our focus will be literacy strategies: reading comprehension, accuracy, fluency and writing. We look forward to getting to know our new Fantastic First Graders!!
Serving Our Community
Interested in volunteering in our community? Want to see what service learning is all about? Join 3rd-grade teacher, Mr. Jim Schindler, for 5 days of service with several Louisville agencies. Students will learn about a variety of local organizations and why they need our help, followed by spending time out in the community making a difference by sharing our time and talents. In the past this camp has worked with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, the Masonic Home, Nearly New Shop at Mid City Mall, Visually Impaired Preschool and The Printing House for the Blind. This camp is limited in number due to transportation and the structure of the camp. This camp has no fee, but families are encouraged to make a charitable contribution to an agency or nonprofit of their choice in lieu of a camp fee. Please send an email to Jim Schindler at email@example.com stating your interest in community service in order to be considered for this camp.
Take the Stage
Acting Against Cancer
Black Box Theatre
Ready to see your name in lights? In this one-week musical theatre camp, hosted by Acting Against Cancer, you're the star of the show! Led by Collegiate alumni Whitten Montgomery, this exciting workshop focuses on all areas of producing a local Broadway musical! Interesting and informative lessons will focus on acting, singing and moving, while guest speakers throughout the week will share their knowledge of lighting, costume, and set design. Campers will start the week by exploring and choosing roles, and over the course of the camp, put together a real live production. By Friday afternoon, campers will perform in front of a large and excited Summer Programs audience! Acting Against Cancer's camp is an excellent way for every child to learn more about theatre and see what really goes into making a show a success. Acting Against Cancer is a successful nonprofit theatre company that donates all profits to the treatment of pediatric cancer.
Come explore various spheres and ellipses and balls. Through a variety of science and art activities, we will bounce around with all sorts of balls, discover what is inside, and create our own spheres. Of course there will be silly stories and fun friends. Come have a bubbly good time with Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hendrix.
Let's jump into art this week- literally! Kindergarten teacher, Heidi Blackburn will pull out all the stops in this camp that will explore art without rules! We will use our hands (and feet) to create with paint, clay, shaving cream and bubbles. Everything about this camp is messy, gooey and slimy. Look Mom....no smock!
Full STEAM Ahead in the Makery
Explorers in grades 5-7 will design and build a cool STEAM* project in Collegiate's state of the art makerspace, The Makery. Greg Geis, Collegiate’s own Makery Guru, will introduce students to basic tool safety and skills, electronic circuits, and vector graphics software (for laser and vinyl cutting). Due to space and individualized instruction, this high interest camp is limited to 10 participants.
*STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Introduction to Foundations (was Sixth Grade Math Transition)
Prepare for a successful middle school transition! We will review fifth-grade math concepts including computation and problem solving involving factors, multiples, decimals, and fractions. We will also continue our exploration of positive and negative numbers and will practice applying the order of operations. Students will explore each topic through games and hands-on activities each day. Let Sarah Bowling, sixth-grade math teacher, help your child start middle school math off on the right foot!