Fun Camp

Kids Summer Camp: June 17 - July 26. Sports, STEM, and Exploration!

Children ages 5 - 11 entering Kindergarten - Grade 6 are invited to attend King's Summer camp in Stamford, CT. Our summer camp is not only for King students; we welcome kids from schools across CT/NY. If you're looking for an exciting, fun-filled summer camp for your child this summer, check out our kids day camp! Our 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Summer Camp is designed with all grade levels in mind and is geared to each age group’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, adhering to small counselor/camper ratio, which creates a welcoming and friendly community atmosphere.

  • Sign up for all six-weeks or a combination of weeks that works for your summer plans!
  • Activities include:
    • Sports and games
    • Daily field trips- Excursions in the past have included: trampoline park, local museums, driving range, Maritime Center, movies, hiking, laser tag, beach, mini-golf and bowling.
    • Special assemblies
    • Themed workshops - cooking, science, technology, theatre

A Typical Day in the life of Fun Camp

  • Campers enjoy morning activities and sports on the turf field, and the new, state of the art playground.
  • Mid-morning the campers attend their STEM-themed workshop
  • Each week, Lower School Teachers come on board to share their “Summer Workshops" based on specific themes like Robotics & Technology, and Computer Animation, Science
  • After lunch, campers spend time exploring the community with daily field trip excursions off-campus.
  • Campers end the day with activities back on campus until pick-up time at 3:00 or 4:00 p.m (available if needed).
  • Pizza Fridays! Lunch will be provided on Fridays

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30 a.m. Arrivals

9:35-10:25 a.m. Younger group STEM period/Older group Sports of the day

10:25-10:40 a.m. Snack

10:45-11:35 a.m. Older group STEM period/Younger group Sports of the day

11:40 a.m. Lunch

12:05 p.m. Prepare for trip

12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Field trips

3:00 p.m. Pick-up

3:00–4:00 p.m. extended day period.

Session 1: June 17-June 21, 2019

SESSION 1: June 17 - June 21, 2019

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: Tinker with Tech- Variety of Technology
  • Cost: $575
  • Instructor: Ms. Laramie

Campers will tinker with a variety of technology using squishy circuits, Little Bits, and create stop motion animation movies.

Session 2: June 24-June 28, 2019

SESSION 2: June 24 - June 28, 2019

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: Sphero Robotics *New Offering
  • Cost: $575
  • Instructor: Ms. Laramie

Campers will learn how to code the Sphero robot through mazes, water challenges and even paint!

Session 3: July 1-July 3, 2019

SESSION 3: July 1-July 3, 2019
*Please note this week we will be off Thursday and Friday in observance of the July 4th Holiday

Camp will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: Arts and Crafts
  • Cost: $345
  • Instructor: Lisa Monachelli- Director of Education at the Stamford Nature Center

Forensic Detectives

Discover the basics of how detectives solve human and animal crimes as we investigate different types of evidence that can be left behind. Learn how to ID fingerprints or hair samples, test pens for ink samples, or match a shoe to its print. Learn how conservationists use animal bones, scat, tracks and other artifacts to protect endangered plants and animals around the world.

Potential curricula could include:

*blood type analysis (synthetic)

*Wildlife CSI challenge

*fingerprint ID

*forensic entomology (insects)

Session 4: July 8-July 12, 2019

SESSION 4: July 8-July 12, 2019

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: May the forces be with you
  • Cost: $575
  • Instructor: Lisa Monachelli- Director of Education at the Stamford Nature Center

Reaction & Attraction

We’ll explore the world of chemical reactions and forces of attraction in this hands-on week. Discover the acid-base reaction through tie-dye, explore the world of decomposition and those living creatures that help it along, and explore “sticky” forces of magnets and friction.

Potential curricula could include:

*acid-base tie-dye

*magnet lab

*reaction experiment lab

*explore “sticky” footed animals (live animal visit)

Session 5: July 15-July 19, 2019

SESSION 5: July 15-July 19, 2019

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: Coding with Scratch
  • Cost: $575
  • Instructor: Lisa Monachelli- Director of Education at the Stamford Nature Center

Adventures in Engineering

Engineering is everywhere in nature and science! We’ll have a chance to explore the methods behind building a variety of structures, how chemical engineers create new polymers, how forces affect building design, and what amazing engineers can be found in nature! We’ll also learn how things work by reverse engineering and taking things apart.

Potential curricula could include:

*reverse engineering lab taking apart no longer working electronics

*how slime chemistry changes by different ingredients

*engineering design for seed dispersal and flight

*newspaper building challenge

Session 6: July 22-July 26, 2019

SESSION 6: July 22-July 26, 2019

DAY SESSION

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Week Theme: Matter, Myths and Motion
  • Cost: $575
  • Instructor: Lisa Monachelli- Director of Education at the Stamford Nature Center

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it

The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on week. We discover the necessities for building solid structures, learn about animal digestion by breaking open “owl puke,” discover the builders and breakers of the animal world and discover how things are put together by taking them apart!

Potential curricula could include:

*reverse engineering lab

*animal builders & Breakers live animal program

*building stations challenge lab

*owl pellet dissection

*mini catapult building (we also have a portable catapult that is roughly table-sized that could come if there was a

place to launch items—we usually do fruit)

"King Fun Camp provided a safe, enriching summer experience for our son. He loved the counselors and activities and especially the day trips off campus. It provided a wonderful balance of sports and learning activities to keep his interest engaged. Looking forward to another summer at King."

- Libby (parent)