Summer Programs
Specialty Camps

One-Week Specialty Programs

Each half day program is planned for a specific age group, and your child can stay for a Full Day by joining their Day Camp group at 12PM.

All of our Specialty Instructors are exceptionally qualified and have many years of experience and education.

Each Specialty Week will conclude with a presentation for parents/guardians on Friday morning.

2020

List of 12 items.

  • Art Exploration

    Week 5: July 27 - 31
    Entering 1st - 3rd


    Come spend the week exploring painting, collage, drawing, and clay! Children will be introduced to new techniques with different and exciting materials to create a new artwork each day. Any level of art experience is welcome! This workshop is designed to nurture creativity and allow students to explore new possibilities and develop artwork they feel proud of. Sign up soon!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering 1st will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day. Children entering 2nd and 3rd will swim Mon/Wed/Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor : Molly Rosenthal

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Audio Engineering for Beginners

    Week 6: August 3 - 7
    Entering 3rd - 6th Grade

    In this one-week specialty camp children will learn how to create musical compositions using software such as GarageBand and Scratch.

    GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists. With Touch Bar features for MacBook Pro and an intuitive, modern design, it’s easy to learn, play, record and create.

    The goal is to teach children how to create music for filmmaking and music mastering. Careers that demand these skills are on the rise for a wide variety of industries from social media promotion and marketing, to television and movie-making. Not only will they learn these skills, but it will be coupled with basic graphic engineering skills to bring their imaginations to life using software such as Scratch which is a visual programming language. Campers will be able to create online projects using a block-like interface. The best part is that they will have this project they created with us to share with friends and family forever.
     
    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools Mon/Wed/Fri.

    Instructor : Cecily Graham

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Ceramics Studio

    Week 6: August 3 - 7
    Entering 2nd - 6th Grade

    Kids love clay!  In this camp, children will have fun exploring various hand-building techniques, and will learn to create 3D clay forms by pinching, rolling coils and glazing. The campers will receive plenty of individual instruction.  No experience is necessary. These clay creations will last for generations!  
     
    Campers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that can get a little dirty.  

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools Mon/Wed/Fri.

    Instructor : Evan Jacob

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Comic Book Workshop

    Week 5: July 27 - 31
    Entering 2nd - 6th

    This cartooning camp allows new and experienced cartoonists to learn the process. Children learn how to make their own comic books and create real books with their fellow campers. They will learn about lettering, drawing, and composition of comic books. Join us for a week of fun and creativity!  

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools Mon/Wed/Fri.

    Instructor : Evan Jacob

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Engineering: Build It (STEM)

    Week 4: July 20 - 24
    Entering 1st - 3rd
     

    Do you love Legos and building? Do you dream of being an architect? Join us for a week filled with exciting building challenges! You'll work in teams to race the clock to design and build things like the tallest of towers and the sturdiest of bridges! You'll also get to use Legos and other building materials to make your own amazing creations every day. On our last day together campers will get to present their creations to family and friends!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering K & 1st swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day.  Children entering 2nd & 3rd swim Mon, Wed, Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor : Elisabeth Powers

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Pick-Up:  3:15pm
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Gross Out Science

    Week 2: July 6 - 10
    Entering 1st and 2nd

    Pull your sleeves up and get ready for a week of fun as we slime our way through awesome, crazy, exciting, disgusting and amazing things!  Get ready to get down and dirty with some really gross science!  Anything and everything from making fake snot to painting with oil!  If this sounds gross now, just wait until camp starts. We have protective gear to keep campers safe and dry with these fun and age appropriate experiments. At the end of the week, parents and friends are invited to attend a presentation on Friday morning. 

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools.  Children entering 1st will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day.  Children entering 2nd will swim Mon, Wed, Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: McKenna Daly

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Kids Who Code

    Week 2: July 6 - 10
    Entering 3rd - 6th

    Week 3: July 13 - 17
    Entering 1st & 2nd

    Description:
    Have you ever wondered how websites work or how games and apps are made? Do you want to build an online game yourself? Discover the world of computer programming, where you will learn the basics of coding, use coding to solve puzzles and games, and use your creativity to design your own online game. We will use programs such as Code.org, Kodable, and Scratch so you can learn to code in many different ways!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering 1st grade will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day.  Children entering 2nd - 6th grade will swim Mon, Wed, Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: Elisabeth Powers

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Ready, Set, Dance!

    Week 7: August 10 - 14
    Entering K - 2nd

    This versatile week-long dance program allows campers to explore a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary. Along with exploring various techniques, campers will enjoy learning new skills and making new friends. Ready, Set, Dance introduces dance, music, and movement in a fun atmosphere where every child can explore: self-confidence, imagination, musicality, rhythm, and coordination. The grand finale performance, a dance party accompanied by costumes and props, will showcase a routine that the children will learn throughout the week.  Friends and family are invited to see the performance. This high energy experience is a great way for young dancers to explore the many aspects of dance. Come join us this summer!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering K & 1st swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day.  Children entering 2nd swim Mon, Wed, Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: Brenna Norcross

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Pick-Up:  3:15pm
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Spy Lab

    Week 7: August 10 - 14
    Entering 1st - 3rd


    Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Go around campus and solve a mystery!  Put your mind to work breaking codes and investigating crime sciences. Learn to lift fingerprints off of stolen items and discover the science between invisible ink. The world needs detectives, can you help?

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering 1st will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day. Children entering 2nd and 3rd will swim Mon/Wed/Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: Maddie Loos

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Super Science

    Week 3: July 13 - 17
    Entering 1st & 2nd 


    Do you love science and want to do some great experiments?  Campers will delve into science and nature related topics through hands-on experiments and investigations.  Come find out how much fun science can be! This week will involve learning the science behind chemical reactions and concoctions, finding out more about amazing animals and nature, and much, much more!  If you want to have a smorgasbord of all things science, this is the week for you!  

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering 1st will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day.  Children entering 2nd will swim Mon, Wed, Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: McKenna Daly

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Theater

    Week 3: July 13 - 17
    Entering 2nd - 6th


    Theater is a great venue for expression and increased self-confidence! Using the Actor’s tool box, the Voice, Face and Body, students will study characterization, emotions, physicality and storytelling. Through improvisational games and activities, we will learn new skills for the stage and create a play for a final performance. Students will also work together to create text, props, costumes and small set pieces for their final play. The culmination of skills learned in this session will inspire students to challenge themselves and gain a strong appreciation for the Theater On and Off the stage!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools Mon/Wed/Fri.

    Instructor : Leah Fine 

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.
  • Wacky Water Week

    Week 6: August 3 - 7
    Entering 1st - 3rd

    This camp is all about water. Campers will experience water in all forms: water crafts, games, science, and activities. Beat the summer heat with a lot of wacky water fun!

    Half day program until 12PM. Or, add Day Camp to make it a Full Day, and your child will join a day camp group and also go swimming in our heated pools. Children entering 1st will swim Monday - Friday when they stay full day. Children entering 2nd and 3rd will swim Mon/Wed/Fri when they stay full day.

    Instructor: Maddie Loos

    Drop-Off: 8am - 8:25am
    Half Day Pick-Up: 12:00PM
    Full Day Pick-Up: 3:15PM
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6pm.

Specialty Camps

The Specialty Camps are designed to appeal to varying and unique interests. All programs are half day until 12pm, and your child can stay full day by joining a Day Camp group. 

Half Day Programs with a Full Day option
Q. If I sign my child up for one of the Half Day Programs, can my child stay for a full day? 
A. YES!  You can sign up for a full day, and your child will join a DAY CAMP group for the afternoon from 12pm - 3:15pm.  Aftercamp child care is also available until 6pm.

In the afternoon Day Camp program, your child will swim and participate in other fun day camp activities. Children entering 1st - 2nd grade will swim Monday - Friday.  Children entering 2nd - 6th grade will swim Mon/Wed/Fri.

If your child is attending the Day Camp during other weeks of the summer, he/she will join the same camp group when they leave their specialty program at 12pm.  Please call us if you have questions.

Highlights

  • Half Day Hours 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Full Day Hours 8:30AM - 3:15PM
  • Exceptionally qualified staff
  • Spaces are limited to 12-16
  • Nurse on duty
  • Location : Tenacre School
  • Child Care until 6:00 p.m.
The Day Camp program has a minimum enrollment of 2 consecutive weeks.  We do NOT have a minimum number of weeks for the Specialty Programs. The weeks in Day Camp do NOT need to be consecutive weeks if your child is also participating in a one-week Specialty Camp (does NOT include our Rising Star Sports weeks in June).  This offers families more flexibility if you are interested in having your child attend both Day Camp and Specialty during the summer.  In other words, a camper can enroll for Week 1 Specialty and Week 2 Day Camp and meet the 2 consecutive week requirement.

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.