"Young children respond to gestures and movement before they react to the spoken word. They understand and explore sound before they learn to speak. They draw pictures before they form letters. They dance and act out stories before they learn to read."

 

Summer Programs

June 27 – August 5, 2016

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Early Childhood Sessions
CLASS TITLE AGES TEACHER START DATE END DATE TIME OF DAY DAYS OF WEEK FEE CAMP NUMBER

Runaway Bunnies

2-3
Leta Brown
July 7
July 29
9AM-11:45AM
Th/F
$250
1

Frogs, Logs and Bogs

3-5
Adrienne Smith &
 
Reena Trivedi
June 27
July 8
9AM-3PM
(closed July 4)

M/Tu/W

$260

 2

 Frogs, Logs and Bogs
3-5
Adrienne Smith & 
Reena Trivedi

June 27

July 8

9AM-3PM 
(closed July 4)

Mon-Fri

$400

 3

Anansi the Trickster 

3-5
Adrienne Smith & 
Reena Trivedi

 July 11

 July 22

9AM-3PM

M/Tu/W

 $290

 4

Anansi the Trickster
3-5
Adrienne Smith & 
Reena Trivedi

July 11 

July 22 

 9AM-3PM

Mon-Fri 

$440

 

 5

 Slithering Sleuths!
3-5
Adrienne Smith & 
Reena Trivedi

July 25

Aug 5

9AM-3PM 

M/Tu/W 

$290

 6

Slithering Sleuths!
3-5
Adrienne Smith & 
Reena Trivedi
July 25
Aug 5

9AM-3PM 

Mon-Fri

$440

 

 7

 

 

Elementary and Middle School Sessions
CLASS TITLE 2016-2017
GRADES
TEACHER START DATE END DATE TIME OF DAY DAYS OF WEEK FEE CAMP NUMBER

Frogs, Logs and Bogs

1-3

Emily Bernstein
June 27
July 8
9AM-3PM 
(closed
July 4)

Mon-Fri

$400

 9

Anansi the Trickster 

1-3

Emily Bernstein

 July 11

 July 22

9AM-3PM

Mon-Fri 

 $440

 10

Magic Tree House Sleuths!

1-3

Emily Bernstein

July 25 
Aug 5

 9AM-3PM

Mon-Fri 

$440

 11

 Back to Nature
5-8

Sophie Huntington & Summer Irvin

June 27
July 1
9AM-3PM
Sleep Over
6/28 - 7/1

Mon-Fri

$350

 12

Math and Art

3-5
Ellen Carpenter
Aug 1
Aug 5

9AM-3PM 

Mon-Fri

$250

13

Theatre Camp

4-8
Elizabeth Gekas
July 5
July 15

9AM-3PM 

Mon-Fri

$425

14

Forensics Fun

4-8
Terrie Biddinger
July 18
July 22

9AM-3PM 

Mon-Fri

$275*

15

Tinkering Camp

4-8
Terrie Biddinger
July 25
July 29

9AM-3PM 

Mon-Fri

$275*

 16

    *The cost of Forensics Fun and Tinkering Camp is slightly higher to cover camp materials.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER CARE: 7-9AM=$10/DAY 3-6PM=$15/DAY BOTH=$20/DAY $75/WEEK
FULL SUMMER DISCOUNT: If you sign your child up for TWO 2-week sessions, before and aber care cost $200 for four weeks.
SIBLING DISCOUNT: If 2+ siblings are enrolled for the same session(s), 10% of the total cost will be deducted.
4-WEEK DISCOUNT: If you register your child for 4+ weeks of full-day camps, 10% of the total cost will be deducted.


Descriptions (Listed in Alphabetical Order)
ANANSI THE TRICKSTER (AGES 3-5):
Anansi the Spider has promised Tiger that he can catch Snake alive and has invited us to help him. We’ll spend two weeks traveling to Anansi’s various homes in the villages and forests of West Africa, then on to Jamaica, helping Anansi blend magic and mischief as we encounter various dilemmas. We will make spider puppets and story boxes for creating our own Anansi stories. Stories we will dance, sing and dramatize include: Tiger and Anansi, Tiger Soup, and Anansi Does The impossible.
ANANSI THE TRICKSTER (GRADES 1-3):
Anansi the Spider has promised Tiger that he can catch Snake alive and has invited us to help him. We will explore our woods, pond, waterfall and fields and discover the magic and mischief of nature along the way. Our work culminates in writing and performing our own Anansi story.
BACK TO NATURE
(GRADES 5-8):
Remember the old fashioned sleep away camps of your youth filled with unforgettable friendships and experiences? Our Nature Sleep-Away camp is that traditional camp experience done the Lucy School way. Campers will participate in hands-on discoveries that make use of our 17 acre property including hiking, kayaking, shelter building, tracking, gardening, and ecology. This special camp features a three overnight camping experiences (Tues. - Thurs. nights) on the Lucy School property and includes nutritious vegetarian meals that can accommodate most dietary needs. Campers will enjoy evening community building activities including campfires, storytelling, and singalongs.
FORENSICS FUN
(GRADES 4-8):
Students will learn principles of forensic investigation while having fun solving mysteries. Using microscopes, we will study clues to crack cases, including fingerprinting, hair & fiber analysis, impression analysis, blood typing, handwriting and ink analysis. This crime solving camp is sure to keep students asking questions and finding answers using science while having fun.
FROGS, LOGS AND BOGS (AGES 3-5):
Campers explore the woods, fields, hills, pond, waterfall, wetlands and organic garden of Lucy School's 17-acre campus. Unhurried by the pressures of time, children will be guided in nature-play and exploration, discovering an exciting world hidden under fallen logs and along our lush woodland trails. Activities will include forest games, map-making, sensory explorations and nature-based art; we will dramatize an imaginary journey to help a family of frogs relocate from a polluted puddle.
FROGS, LOGS AND BOGS (GRADES 1-3):
Campers explore our 17-acres of woods, fields, hills, pond, waterfall, wetlands and organic garden. Unhurried by the pressures of time, children will be guided in nature-play and exploration, discovering an exciting world hidden under fallen logs and along our lush woodland trails. Activities will include forest games, map making, sensory explorations and nature-based art and we will write and dramatize our adventures.
MAGIC TREE HOUSE SLEUTHS! (GRADES 1-3):
What a curious thing! Where did that tree house in the giant oak tree come from? It wasn't there yesterday! Inside the Magic Tree House we will travel to amazing places and find clues to help us sleuth our way through a series of amusing and entertaining predicaments.
MATH AND ART
(GRADES 3-5):
Third through fifth graders will experience the richness of mathematics in this fun and enriching program, where full- body interactive activities, hands-on education sessions, and programs in art, and movement will make math come alive for each and every participant. Whether your child is already passionate about mathematics or just starting to explore its wonders, Lucy School's amazing Ms. Ellen will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics.
RUNAWAY BUNNIES
(AGES 2-3):
We will put on our soft fuzzy bunny tails and ears as we hop through the stories of Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon and pepper our adventures with a bit of Beatrix PoHer’s Peter Rabbit’s Tales. The Lucy School “silo” will be our burrow and we will crawl through the “secret tunnel” to begin our playful adventures. On our outdoors escapades we’ll pick lettuce and carrots from our real garden to nibble and look for signs of real bunnies. Join us on the last Friday of this four-week session as we celebrate our “return home” with a bunny hop song and dance party.
SLITHERING SLEUTHS (AGES 3-5):
Children will enter an intensive “training camp” for detectives (learning a few forensic tricks from a real life detective) then quickly be called into duty! Our assignment: The Case of the Missing Tooth! We'll sleuth our way through a series of amusing and entertaining predicaments. During our second week we will create our own mysteries to solve, integrating clues found in nature.
THEATRE CAMP
(GRADES 4-8):
Students will be participating in the production of The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes – an action adventure weaving together characters and incidents of some of Arthur Conan Doyle's best loved stories - a mystery within a mystery! When not in rehearsal, students will work on improvisation and hone their acting abilities while participating in theatrical games and exercises! Camp ends with a production for family and friends.
TINKERING CAMP
(GRADES 4-8):
Students tap their imagination and creativity to design and create as we explore and build various contraptions. Design and engineering challenges will be given each day such as bridge and tower construction with fun whole group contests in highest weight bearing ability or height of the structure. Students will participate in a challenge creating artwork, a musical instrument or a functional tool entirely of recycled materials. A week-long project creating a prosthetic human hand is included. This entirely hands-on camp will keep young minds engaged, active and excited about design and engineering
  
 

A growing body of research on the effects of early arts experiences shows their positive relationship to
improved overall academic performance and demonstrates that when creativity is developed at an early age,
its benefits are continual and are transformed to many individual tasks.”
Arts Education Partnership

 

Founder and Director: Victoria Brown 

Victoria Brown, PhD has worked with children, parents, teachers and artists nationwide for more than 20 years. Formerly professor of theatre arts at Gallaudet University, Victoria is currently co-director of the Luce Institute for Creative Arts in Early Childhood, providing arts in education training for teachers, artists and parents.

Victoria is also a consultant for the National Head Start Bureau; a founding artist of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and is co-author, with Sarah Pleydell, of the award winning book: The Dramatic Difference: Drama for the Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom (2000) Heinemann Press.

Faculty: All teachers at Lucy School hold a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Each teacher brings her/his own unique talents to create a top-notch teaching team. Professional artists create and lead arts activities developed in collaboration with the teachers.


For more info please contact:

PO Box 1111 Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 293-1163
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