Webb offers summer program

Posted January 16, 2013

The Webb School is offering a summer program that includes a weeklong day camp, June 17-21 or June 24-28, for rising 4th-8th graders focusing on science, technology, robotics, art, Chinese and outdoor skills. The summer program also includes SAT English and math prep courses for rising 9th-12th graders, June 17-21 and June 24-28. A basketball skills camp for rising 3rd-12th graders, June 26-28, and a soccer skills camp for rising 2nd-12th graders, July 15-19, round out the Webb programs.

All programs will be offered on campus with Webb faculty as the instructors. Cindy Jones is summer program director. Jones is a longtime teacher in the Murfreesboro City School District, a current education consultant and one of Tennessee's two National Teachers Hall of Fame members.

The day camp schedule is 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included), at a cost of $225 per week. Bus transportation from Murfreesboro (the former Food Lion on South Church St.) will be provided for $30.

The SAT English prep courses will be offered from 9-10:20 a.m. and the SAT math prep course from 10:30-11:50 a.m. Each course costs $100.

The basketball skills camp is slated 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at a cost of $125 (including lunch).

The soccer camp is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at a cost of $150 (including lunch).

For more information, visit www.thewebbschool.com/the-school/summer-program, contact The Webb School Admissions Office at 931-389-6003 or contact Cindy Jones, Director of Summer Programs, at cjones@webbschool.com.

The day camp schedule is as follows:

8 a.m. - Bus departs Murfreesboro (former Food Lion on Barfield)
8:30 a.m. - Check in/welcome in Barton Gym
9-10:15 a.m. - Outdoor Adventures
10:15-10:30 a.m. - Cool down time
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Choose: Conversational Chinese or Writing
11:30 a.m.-Noon - Lunch in dining hall (included)
Noon-1:30 p.m. - LEGO Robotics
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Choose: Art Imagination or Mind Benders
2:30-3 p.m. - Gather/announcements/preparation to leave
3 p.m. - Pickup/bus departs for Murfreesboro

Camp is planned, rain or shine. Students should come dressed for outdoor activities in the morning. Sturdy shoes (no flip-flops), bug spray, sunscreen and water bottle are mandatory. A nurse will be on duty for any scratches or bumps that can occur in an active summer program.

The day camp includes the following sessions:

Outdoor Adventure - Activities, such as high/low rope challenges, experiences on ponds with kayaks, study of Middle Tennessee’s flora and fauna. In case of rain, participants can climb the rock wall, join team-building activities, play games and complete problem-solving activities.

Conversational Chinese - Students will learn basic phrases, greetings and vocabulary, as well as study China, yesterday and today. They will complete Chinese art projects, such as paper cutting, calligraphy, painting, and play traditional children’s games.

Mind Benders - Skill levels of this session will be offered from beginners to college age. Oral math and science brain puzzlers and fast-paced activities will exercise higher level thinking abilities.

LEGO Robotics - Using the LEGO Robotics program, students will build robots and use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions from a variety of real life robotic behaviors. They will also gather and analyze data from sensors using graphing software. This is an interesting way to introduce a young student to robotics and combine all the aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Art Imagination - If Picasso had lunch with Andy Warhol tomorrow…what would they discuss? What would a collaborative piece of artwork look like? Considering the cultural, social and environmental impacts that influence artists, students will create a series of artworks merging the past with the present. Popular techniques such as zentangle-ing and mixed media will be infused into the recognizable characteristics and methods of Warhol and Picasso styles. A minimum of four pieces of artwork will be created and tell the story of a modern-day luncheon of two iconic artists.

Writing - Participants will take time to work on writing skills and explore the written word. They will talk with Tennessee Poet Laureate Maggi Vaughn, who lives in Bell Buckle. They will spend time writing in a style used for Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) and also in creative ways.

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