Summer Learning Academy 2018

PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMIES

Band Academy

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Students will continue to grow musically and develop life-long musicianship skills through collaborative and independent study in warm ups, performance, improvisation, rhythm, chamber work, solo repertoire, as well as sight-reading skill builders. Students will also be able to start rehearsing the Northern Region Festival audition music at camp. NO BEGINNERS! Students must currently be studying band instruments in order to register. Students should bring their instrument, music books, a snack and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public Schools music teachers Dawn Matthews and Jenn Austin. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

Concert will be held at West Woods Upper Elementary School on Friday, June 29th at 10:30 AM.

June 19-29, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 6 - 9


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Band Academy - 8:30 AM - 12:50 PM - $280
  • Band Academy plus Motion, Balance & Creativity Academy COMBO - 8:30 AM to 4:20 PM - $525

Motion, Balance & Creativity Academy

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This program will focus on team building, positive leadership, and making smart decisions. The academy will also center around refining art skills in a variety of media. Students will create a painted batik tote bag, acrylic painting with alternative painting techniques, or a nail and string design art piece. Participation in a one-on-one critique process with the instructor will help to improve each student's overall work so he/she can come away from the academy with an art piece. Students should bring a snack and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public School teachers Andriana Donlon and Nicholas Boorman. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

June 19 - 29, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 6-9


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Motion, Balance & Creativity Academy - 12:50 PM to 4:20 PM- $245
  • Motion, Balance & Creativity and Banc Academies COMBO - 8:30 AM to 4:20 PM - $525

Suzuki String Academy

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This program includes mini lessons on a stringed instrument, note-reading and group class, orchestra, chorus, and visual arts daily. Advanced players may also have chamber music opportunities. Suzuki String Academy is designed for students with at least 1 year of instruction, NO BEGINNERS! Students should bring their instruments, music books, a snack, a healthy lunch, and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public Schools music teachers David Kramer and Janet Fantozzi. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

Concerts will be held at West Woods Upper Elementary School as follows:

  • Chamber Music: 7/24 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the cafe
  • Orchestra Concert: 7/26 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the gym
  • Suzuki Playdown: 7/27 from 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM in the gym

July 9 - 27, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 3 - 10


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Suzuki String Academy - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM - $420
  • Suzuki String Academy plus Musical Theatre Academy COMBO - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - $840

Suzuki String FULL DAY Academy

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This program is designed for intermediate string students to enhance and refine string skills developed in the Suzuki curriculum, to extend learning on more advanced string techniques, and to provide a multi-dimensional approach to string instruction. All students will have contact with the entire music faculty in mini lessons, note reading, general music, and orchestral experience with the additional opportunity to take an art class. Students should bring their instruments, music books, a snack, a healthy lunch, and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public Schools music teachers David Kramer, Janet Fantozzi and Carl Shugart. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

Concerts will be held at West Woods Upper Elementary School as follows:

  • Chamber Music: 7/24 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the cafe
  • Orchestra Concert: 7/26 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the gym
  • Suzuki Playdown: 7/27 from 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM in the gym

July 9 - 27, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 3 - 10


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Suzuki String FULL DAY Academy - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - $840

Chamber Academy

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This program is designed for advanced orchestra students and includes an hour of orchestra, quartet, rehearsal and art instruction daily. Students accepted into this program are placed in chamber music groups and an orchestra and are coached by our staff of professional musicians. Together they will prepare and present their selected chamber music projects in a concert at the end of the 3 week course. Students will also direct their creative energies in developing individual art projects under the guidance of a professional artist. They will explore the comparison of art and music as a means of expressing similar ideas and will be encouraged to draw from other cross-disciplinary interests as they research and develop their projects. Through this program, students will continue to develop as self-directed learners, critical thinkers, communicators and problem solvers. Students should bring their instrument, music books, a snack and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public Schools music teacher Carl Shugart. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

July 9 - 27, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 9-12


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Suzuki String Academy - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM - $420

Musical Theatre Academy presents "Willy Wonka"

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This program will engage students in performing arts. Students will take classes in acting, voice, prop construction and dance and rehearse for the musical theatre production “Willy Wonka.” Auditions will take place on the first day of camp. All students must be available to perform in the production of this musical on the evening of Friday, July 27th. Students should bring a snack and a water bottle. Led by Farmington Public Schools music teacher Catherine Sullivan. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

July 9 - 27, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 2 - 9


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Musical Theatre - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM - $420
  • Suzuki String Academy plus Musical Theatre Academy COMBO - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - $420

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Potters' Wheel

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This course is designed for those interested in learning how to use the potter's wheel. Students will learn how to center and pull up forms on the wheel. Experience the whole process of pottery creation from the clump of clay to a shiny glazed masterpiece. Each class includes demonstrations, hands-on feedback, clay, the use of tools and glazes. Pieces will be fired, and students will glaze them in the fall. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

June 25 - 28, 2018

Irving A. Robbins Middle School

Students entering gr. 7-12


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Potters' Wheel - 9 AM to NOON - $159

Jr. Food Explorers

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This week long program will dive into the five food groups in MyPlate! Each day will focus on one food group, starting off with an interactive nutrition activity, followed by a hands-on cooking activity where children will make their own lunch and some tasty snacks using ingredients from the food group of the day. This program will teach children the basics of healthy eating, with a hand-on approach. The program will be nut free, and children will come home with new recipes, new skills, and new knowledge about the food that they eat. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

The instructor, Katie Shepherd, is a Registered Dietitian who created her program Food Explorers, as a way to introduce children to healthy eating a with hands-on approach.

  • Day 1: Groovy Grains, Snack: Whole Grain Banana Muffins; Lunch: Grain bowl
  • Day 2: Fantastic Fruits, Snack: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips; Lunch: Watermelon and Avocado Salad
  • Day 3: Protein Power, Snack: Energy balls; Lunch: Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches
  • Day 4: Vibrant Vegetables, Snack: Zucchini Chips; Lunch: Summer Salad
  • Day 5: Delicious Dairy, Snack: Smoothies; Lunch: Crustless Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche

July 30 - August 3, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 2-4


PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • Jr. Food Explorers - 9 AM to NOON - $175

Food Explorers

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Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian who created her program Food Explorers, as a way to introduce children to healthy eating a with hands-on approach. This weeklong program will dive into the five food groups in MyPlate! Each day will focus on one food group, starting off with an interactive nutrition activity, followed by a hands-on cooking activity where children will make their own lunch and some tasty snacks using ingredients from the food group of the day. Children's knowledge will be tested, and recipes will require children to use their new skills and knowledge. On the final day of the program, the Food Explorers will make lunch for their parents! The program will be nut free, and children will come home with new recipes, new skills, and new knowledge about the food that they eat. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

The instructor, Katie Shepherd, is a Registered Dietitian who created her program Food Explorers, as a way to introduce children to healthy eating a with hands-on approach.

July 30 - August 3, 2018

West Woods Upper Elementary School

Students entering gr. 5-8


    PROGRAM OPTIONS:

    • Food Explorers - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM - $175

    FIRST LEGO League Jr. Summer Challenge

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    Tomorrow’s innovators will practice imaginative thinking and teamwork while learning STEAM concepts through a brand they know and love – LEGO. Go on FIRST LEGO™ League Jr.’s Aqua Adventure and so much more! Use your imagination to build LEGO™ models and try coding with WeDo 2.0 to make them come to life. Learn about simple machines and try some experiments with us. All skill levels are welcome. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

    July 30 - August 3, 2018

    West Woods Upper Elementary School

    Students entering gr. 1-4


      PROGRAM OPTIONS:

      • FIRST LEGO League Jr. - 9 AM to NOON - $185

      FIRST LEGO League Robot Challenge

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      Tomorrow’s innovators will practice imaginative thinking and teamwork while learning STEAM concepts through a brand they know and love – LEGO™. Get a taste of FIRST LEGO™ League this summer. Teams of 4 will build and compete with LEGO™ Mindstorm robots to complete missions and earn points. Teams will also be presented with a water related problem in the world and use their imagination as we look for a solution. All skill levels are welcome. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

      July 30 - August 3, 2018

      West Woods Upper Elementary School

      Students entering gr. 5-8


        PROGRAM OPTIONS:

        • FIRST LEGO League - 1 PM to 4 PM - $185

        AGENT TRAINING by Young Hacks Academy

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        Whether it’s public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA Agent Training models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom. Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a user-friendly, visual programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own games and stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain friends, but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

        July 30 - August 3, 2018

        West Woods Upper Elementary School

        Students aged 9-12 (Beginner)


        PROGRAM OPTIONS:

        • Agent Training by Young Hacks Academy - 9 AM to 4 PM - $365

        BETA MASTERS by Young Hacks Academy

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        Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party in which friends and family act as investors. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13th!

        July 30 - August 3, 2018

        West Woods Upper Elementary School

        Students aged 12-15 (Beginner/Intermediate)


        PROGRAM OPTIONS:

        • Beta Masters by Young Hacks Academy - 9 AM to 4 PM - $365

        Jr. Junior Golf Camp @ Burlington Golf Center

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        Jr. Junior Golf Camp is a weeklong series directed by Chet Dunlop, CT PGA teacher of the year, in which he utilizes your child’s sense of curiosity and fun to expand their natural abilities. This camp is for children that are new to the game as well as those who have experience with the game. The camp will focus on the enjoyment of the game and sportsmanship. Equipment will be provided for those that need it for no extra charge. Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.


        July 3 - 6, 2018 from 10 AM - 11:15 AM

        Burlington Golf Center, Rt. 4

        Students aged 5-7

        Junior Golf Camp @ Burlington Golf Center

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        Junior Golf Camp is a five-hour series directed by Chet Dunlop, CT PGA Teacher of the Year, for children who are new to the game as well as more experienced players. Focus will be first and foremost on the enjoyment of the game. Fundamentals of the full swing, the short game, and putting will be presented so that children can progress at their own pace. Equipment will be provided for those who need it at no extra charge.


        July 10-13, 2018 from 10 AM - 11:15 AM

        Burlington Golf Center, Rt. 4

        Students aged 8-12

        BABYSITTING & CHILD SAFETY COURSES

        Babysitting Basics

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        Taught by an American Red Cross instructor, this course will prepare boys and girls to be responsible babysitters. Topics include supervision of children, accident prevention, first aid, caring and feeding of infants and children, and what to do in an emergency. Most importantly, your new knowledge and skills will make you a more confident babysitter - which is sure to be good for your business. Course fee includes American Red Cross babysitter training book and a certificate which is mailed out within a month of successful completion of the course (student attendance is mandatory to receive a certificate).

        June 27 - 28, 2018

        West Woods Upper Elementary School

        Students aged 11-15


        PROGRAM OPTIONS:

        • Babysitting Basics - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - $75

        Babysitter CPR and BEYOND!

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        This course will help students learn about infant/child CPR, basic first aid and how to handle a medical emergency by assessing the scene and calling 911. Course fee includes an American Red Cross training book and a certificate which is mailed out within a month of successful completion of the course (student attendance is mandatory to receive a certificate).

        July 23 - 24, 2018

        West Woods Upper Elementary School

        Students aged 11-15


        PROGRAM OPTIONS:

        • Babysitter CPR and BEYOND! - 8:45 Am - 10:45 AM - $75

        When I Am In Charge!

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        This unique course, taught by an American Red Cross instructor, is for boys and girls who are home alone. The course will cover all the safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves, such as arriving home, responsibilities, phone and internet safety, fire safety, and much more! Course fee includes a book and a certificate which is mailed out within a month of successful completion of the course.

        June 20, 2018

        West Woods Upper Elementary School

        Students ages 8+


          PROGRAM OPTIONS:

          • When I Am in Charge - 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM - $50

          CULTURAL ARTS CAMPS

          Multicultural Arts Summer Program

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          Instructional activities include a field trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art; drawing, painting, puppetry, media technology and mural production; performing arts - theatre, dance, African drumming, Chinese instrumental music; writing and technology - creating and illustrating a story about one's self, family and friends; study of art from diverse cultures; mentoring opportunities for teens at program sites including Camp Courant; demonstrations by professional artists, performers and writers. The program is funded through grants from CT State Dept of Education and sponsored by Farmington, its public school partners Hartford, New Britain and Plainville in cooperation with local museums and universities. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!

          • $65 Registration Fee (the fee may be waived based on financial need)
          • Enrollment is limited to 250 students.
          • Contact Dr. Cofrancesco for further information at 860-965-9741 or email drco@inbox.com

          July 23 - August 3, 2018

          Farmington High School

          Students entering gr. 2 - 12

          Chinese Language School Youth Summer Camp

          To register of for more information visit www.cls-ct.org or contact Chinese Language School at cls.summercamp@gmail.com!

          A structured, fun-filled 5-day program with traditional Chinese cultural activities including Chinese Folk Dance, Folk Games, Music, Calligraphy, Arts & Crafts, and Cooking! Lunch and snacks are included. Students 6 years old by December 31, 2018 are eligible.

          July 30 - August 3

          Irving A. Robbins Middle School

          Students entering grades 1 - 8


          • Early Registration (postmarked by 6/17): $245
          • Early Registration (postmarked by 6/17): (add’l sibling) $230
          • Regular Registration (postmarked by 6/18-7/20): $260
          • Regular Registration (postmarked by 6/18-7/20): (add’l sibling) $245
          • Counselor-In-Training Registration (postmarked by 5/6): $130

          SUMMER CAMPS

          FCP and K-Readiness Summer Camp

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          This program follows the State of CT Preschool Framework which closely aligns with the Common Core as a basis for our curriculum and focus on cognitive, personal, social, creative, and physical development. Onsite entertainment is provided on a weekly basis. Outside water fun including an inflatable waterslide is available! Campers will also enjoy weekly themed events. Snacks are provided daily, and, along with entertainment, are included in the tuition. ALL participants must be toilet-trained.

          • Half Day: Monday - Friday from 9 AM to NOON
          • Full Day: Monday - Friday from 7 AM - 5 PM

          June 25 - August 17, 2018

          Irving A. Robbins Middle School

          For current FCP students and students entering K in the fall of 2018!

          EXCL Summer Camp

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          Farmington Extended Care and Learning will be offering...

          • A 3-day and 5-day Summer Camp at Irving A. Robbins Middle School.
          • Registration deadline is June 15, 2018.
          • Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

          Weekly activities include:

          • Mondays - full day of fun activities including sports sessions, team building, art classes, technology integration, and thematic activities
          • Tuesdays - swimming at Farmington Farms and East Farms Outdoor Adventures
          • Wednesdays - field trips (see below)
          • Thursdays - swimming at Farmington Farms and East Farms Outdoor Adventures
          • Fridays - FUN FRIDAYS, featuring entertainers, specialty activities, sports tournaments and themed spirit days!

          2018 EXCL Summer Camp Field Trips:

          Week 1 - Dinosaur State Park (Lake House), Wickham Park (Beach House)

          Week 2 - NO Field Trip

          Week 3 - Jump On In (Lake House), Collinsville Canoe & Kayak (Beach House)

          Week 4 - Kids Day at IAR (All Camp)

          Week 5 - New Britain Bees Game (All Camp)

          Week 6 - Roger William’s Zoo (All Camp)

          Week 7 - Black Rock State Park (Lake House), Rocky Neck State Park (Beach House)

          Week 8 - Lake Compounce (All Camp)


          June 25 - August 17, 2018

          Irving A. Robbins Middle School

          Students entering gr. 1-8 who are residents of Farmington!



          (ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR FCP & K-READINESS SUMMER CAMP, EXCL SUMMER CAMP AND CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL YOUTH SUMMER CAMP)


          Additional Summer Learning Academy 2018 course and trip offerings....