The Enrichment Center at The Grayson School

2017 Summer Camp Registration

Step 1:  Apply to The Enrichment Center | FAQs

Summer Camp at Grayson offers gifted students in the Philadelphia region weekly sessions to engage their minds and pursue passions with their intellectual peers during the summer break.  Programs are designed to challenge your child to think critically, ask and answer difficult questions, solve problems, and stretch their minds. Our courses are for FUN, not curricular advancement.  Prior to registration, all campers must first file an application (note:  this is not required if your child is a Grayson student or has previously attended an Enrichment Center weekend or summer camp program).

All summer camp sessions are held at The Grayson School, 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA.

Choose from 5 Weeks of Sessions!

June 12 – 16 Rocketry

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Learn about what it takes to get to the Moon, Mars, and beyond!  We’ll cover the principles of aerodynamics and rocketry through hands-on construction of different types of model planes and rockets.  Experience exciting model rocket launches and watch them soar!

Grades 3 – 7

 

 

June 19 – 23 Mess Fest: Radical Reactions and Extreme Experiments

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Use chemistry and physics in this experiential course to explore creativity, design, and innovation while making a big mess.  From lava lamps to rockets, your child will love becoming a science “wizard.”

Grades 2 – 6

 

 

June 19 – 23  Gifted Youth Mentor Course: Build Your Own Computer

Build a fully-functional, custom-built PC!  To start, students will be taught about various hardware and software aspects, such as motherboards and CPU’s and about what they do for the computer. Then we will move on to construction of the computers. Because of the delicate and sometimes expensive aspects of the parts, teaching will either be done one-on-one or two-on-one. While this is happening, the other students will be able to observe, learn, and of course help out.

Grades 4 – 8

This course is taught by a gifted, high school-aged student who exhibits strong leadership skills. competency in, and a passion for the subject matter.  The opportunity for your child to engage with these student leaders, as positive role models, is an additional beneficial outcome of these sessions. Adult supervision is on staff during all sessions.
Materials Fee: Parts are purchased by families separately; parents and students can choose from a grouping of parts in Tier 1, 2, or 3.

Level 1: $455 Click Here

Level 2: $615 Click Here

Level 3: $947 Click Here

 

June 26 – 30 Gifted Youth Mentor Course: Dungeons & Dragons

DnD is back by popular demand! Does your child enjoy science fantasy and an intense attention to detail? This role play tabletop game will have campers developing their mathematical and strategic skills. No experience required.

Grades 4 – 7

This course is taught by a gifted, high school-aged student who exhibits strong leadership skills. competency in, and a passion for the subject matter.  The opportunity for your child to engage with these student leaders, as positive role models, is an additional beneficial outcome of these sessions. Adult supervision is on staff during all sessions.

 

June 26 – 30 Gifted Youth Mentor Course: Introductory Algebra

Students will learn the foundations of algebraic thinking and problem solving in this engaging class. Topics covered include functions, restrictions, solving equations, graphs, proportions, distribution, and manipulating expressions. It is recommended that a student enrolling in this course is comfortable using multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and basic exponents. The course will provide real-life applications and connections to the sciences, finance, and everyday life.

Grades 2 – 6

This course is taught by a gifted, high school-aged student who exhibits strong leadership skills. competency in, and a passion for the subject matter.  The opportunity for your child to engage with these student leaders, as positive role models, is an additional beneficial outcome of these sessions. Adult supervision is on staff during all sessions.

 

July 10 – 14 Innovation Factory

Innovation gifted summer camp

Become a fantastic physicist, conducting experiments from projectiles to explosions and implosions.  Your child will enjoy solving problems using real-world engineering and design challenges.

Grades 3 – 7

 

 

 

July 10 – 14 Gifted Youth Mentor Course: Geometry and Trigonometry

Learn one of the most valuable and useful skills in mathematics! Students will learn how to apply geometric concepts to real-life situations with physics, engineering, and nearly anything. The importance of triangles and trigonometry is highly emphasized in this deeply conceptual course. Topics include properties of triangles, Pythagorean Theorem, degrees and radians, trigonometric measurement and triangulation, real-life problems, and (time-permitting) the unit circle and polar coordinates. It is recommended that a student enrolling in this course has a solid foundation in basic algebra and geometry.

Grades 3 – 7

This course is taught by a gifted, high school-aged student who exhibits strong leadership skills. competency in, and a passion for the subject matter.  The opportunity for your child to engage with these student leaders, as positive role models, is an additional beneficial outcome of these sessions. Adult supervision is on staff during all sessions.

July 17 – 21 The Art of the Game through Video

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Come and learn the art of storytelling, and how to craft a compelling storyline to keep players interested in your video game.  We’ll use QBasic to create successively more difficult games with this simple, yet powerful programming language!

Grades 2 – 6

 

 

Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  Featured course (snack provided)

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m   Lunch (students must bring lunch)

1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m       Flex period (student choice between arts/sports)

Before and after care is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and until 5:30 for an additional charge.

Pricing

1 week:  $525.00

2 weeks: $472.50/week

3+ weeks:  $446.25/week

Payment & refund policy:
Course fees include all materials unless otherwise stated. Upon registration, full payment is due via electronic payment (Pay Pal). Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum enrollment is not met. In the event a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified and your full payment for the course refunded, or applied to a different course, as you prefer. Classes are designed for students who are interested in attending and in conducting themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate behavior will be discussed with the parent and may result in dismissal from class without a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued except in the case of a medical excuse. If a student must drop out of a class for medical reasons, please make a request for a refund in writing and include a letter from your child’s doctor. In this situation, tuition will be refunded on a prorated basis.

Step 1:  Apply to The Enrichment Center | FAQs

In order to complete your registration, you will need to print, complete and upload a Liability Waiver and a Media Release Form.

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  • Payment is due upon registration. Please make checks payable to The Grayson School. Grayson families should deduct 10% from the amounts shown above. Mail or drop off payment at: The Grayson School, 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008. Please leave any comments or questions below.
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Do You Need Help?

Jessica Curtiss Gifted Education

Hello! I am Jessica Curtiss, Director of The Enrichment Center and Extracurricular Activities at The Grayson School.  As I am frequently busy with our incredible students, please contact me at enrichment@thegraysonschool.org, with the subject line: Summer Camp Registration Help.  In addition to your comments and/or questions, please let me know your preferred contact method and availability so I can get back to you promptly.

I am here to help, and look forward to meeting you and your child soon!