Summer Camps at McAuliffe

We’re pleased to offer the following summer camps for our students, including activities while DPS is still in session in late May and early June. Some camps are offered more than one session.  All camps take place at McAuliffe.  Note that a limited number of scholarships are available for families that need financial assistance; please email brandi_wright@dpsk12.org to apply.  All camps are for ages 10-15 unless otherwise noted.

Register for camps by May 10th HERE!

Breakout Box Math Camp with Ms. Wood-R
Monday, June 5th (10:00am – 2:00pm) – $50
This math camp is like an escape room, but backwards! We solve puzzles, riddles, and figure out clues to break our way into level after level of locked boxes! Hone your critical thinking and analytical skills while having tons of fun!

Advanced High School Prep Math Camp with Ms. Wood-R
May 30 – June 2 (10:00am -1:30pm) – $200
Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, June 9 (10:00am -1:30pm) – $200
Math enrichment for students planning to enter high school at an advanced level math course, particularly those hoping to test out of Algebra 1.  Topics include exponential and geometric sequences, two-variable inequalities, factoring polynomials, solving quadratics, and working with radicals. We’ll spice things up with logic puzzle competitions and cool Breakout games, too!

Computer Science Camp with Ms. Hartford
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – ­1:00pm) – $215
Computer science using the Scracth program. Students will explore computer science by using the program scratch. Scratch is a block based coding program. During the week, there will be a variety of activities ending with an arcade session where students (and parents) can play each other’s creations and vote on the programs created. There will be many activities that involve coding including art, simulation, music and video games. Students who are advanced or complete activities early can explore creating real remote controls using Makey Makey’s.

Engineering Design Camp with Ms. Hartford
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 2:00pm) – $250
Design and construct furniture from cardboard. Students will design and build an aesthetically pleasing and original chair built entirely of cardboard using very little glue or adhesives. Chair must be at least 17″ off the ground, must have a backrest and must successfully hold the weight of a middle school student (approximately 120 lbs).

Acting Camp with Ms. Al-Naqeeb
June 5 – 9 (8:30­am – 12:30pm) – $220
June 5 – 9 (1:00pm – 5:00pm) – $220
Scenes, monologues, improvisation, and theater games for ages 11 to 14.  Activities are based on storytelling, voice and movement, and learning to work cooperatively and deepen understanding of story structure.  We will also focus on how to enhance storytelling by the use of costumes and make-up.

6th Grade Girls Math Camp with Ms. Steffen
May 30 – June 2 (9:00­am – 2:00pm) – $220
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 1:00pm) – $220
“Count Me In” is a summer math camp program designed just for girls. This unique approach sets girls up for success by providing a place to practice, create, and compete in math in an engaging, supportive setting. Let’s show your daughter she can have fun – and feel confident-doing math this summer.  Please join Mrs. Steffen and other sixth grade girls in a amazing week of math.  Current or rising 6th grade girls only.

Drama Camp – Hamilton Workshop with Ms. Carabetta
Thursday, May 25 (9:00am – 1:00pm) – $40
Don’t throw away your shot! Sing, rap, and dance ALL day long to music from the musical Hamilton! After attending a weekend workshop in New York City with creators and performers from the show, (and getting to see it!) I can’t wait to share my love of Hamilton with McAuliffe students! We will learn a number from the show, learn more about Lin Manuel-Miranda’s process with developing the score, and have a great time!

Creative Movement Camp with Ms. Seybold
May 30 – June 2 (9:00­am – 12:00pm) – $140
Calling all 6th and 7th grade dancers, movers and shakers: come share a week of dance with fellow dance enthusiasts. This is a beginning to moderate class that will teach the basics of Zumba, Jazz/Modern Dance, followed by a clinic in Choreography. This will be a time of movement and collaboration, with a side of fun!

Creative Writing Camp with Ms. Seybold
May 30 – June 2 (1:00 – 3:00pm) – $140
For 6th and 7th graders who are interested in Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Nancy Drew, and Phryne Fisher… these are just a few of our favorite investigators of mystery and suspense. Come join me Mrs. Seybold as we compose our own stories of mystery and suspense. This writing camp will focus on narrative writing and proper composition aligned with educational standards. Students will be given an opportunity to improve their writing skills with the help of their vast imaginations and finish with a game of Clue.

Robotics/Creative Apps Camp with Mr. Schwieterman
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – 2:00pm) – $200
This robotics camp will be four days of intense building and programming.  Focus will be on advanced work with robot sensors and programming.  It will culminate with a robot challenge on Friday afternoon.

Philosophy Camp with Ms. Gronholz
May 30 – June 1 (9:30am – 1:30pm) – $120
What’s real? How can I be sure of what I know? What’s the right thing to do? These are the fundamental questions of philosophy — and the questions that keep adolescents up at night. In a three-day camp, Mrs. Gronholz (McAuliffe’s IB coordinator) and her husband Shane, a philosophy professor at CU Boulder, will lead middle school students through activities that engage their minds with ancient and contemporary philosophical ideas. Participants will explore these ideas through discussion and hands-on learning. Bring a journal or writer’s notebook, a writing utensil, a water bottle, a lunch, and an open mind.

Beginning Spanish Camp with Sr. Pulgarin and Sr. Angulo
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am­ – 12:00pm)  – $150
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 12:00pm) – $200
For students new to Spanish. Students will be able to identify a variety of important grammar structures and basic vocabulary with a strong exposure to Latin American culture and traditions.

Intermediate Spanish Camp with Sr. Pulgarin and Sr. Angulo
May 30 – June 2 (1:00pm – 4:00) – $150
June 5 – 9 (1:00 – 4:00pm) – $200
Intermediate Spanish camp for students transitioning from basic to intermediate Spanish. Students will be exposed to more complex grammar and communicative structures that will help develop listening and speaking skills. We will also explore Latin American culture and traditions.

Volleyball Camp with Ms. Braun and Ms. Johnston
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – 12:00pm) – $150
May 30 – June 2 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) – $150
Come join Coach Braun and Coach Johnston for a four day volleyball skills camp. Your athlete will spend three days learning fundamental volleyball skills like passing, setting, serving and hitting. On the last day, athletes will be able to show off their new talents by playing in game like situations. We hope you will join us for a week of fun!

Cooking Camp with Ms. Johnston
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 3:00pm) – $250
Fun, Fitness, and Cooking! Participants will engage in a daily hands-on cooking class where they will learn how to create healthy and delicious meals and snacks. Participants will also partake in a range of fun outdoor fitness activities and games. **Participants need a lunch and appropriate clothing/footwear for cooking and exercising outdoors.

Yoga Camp with Ms. Cook
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – 12:00pm) – $175
May 30 – June 2 (1:00 – 4:00pm)  – $175
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 12:00pm) – $210
June 5 – 9 (1:00 – 4:00pm) – $210
At yoga camp, we will move, breath, and create. In addition to a 45-75 minute Hatha yoga and breathing practice, each day students will join in a physical activity (dancing, playing games, walking) and make crafts (journals, stress putty, gemstone malas). This camp is open to students with a little or a lot of yoga experience. Participating in Yoga Camp is an awesome way to start the summer and establish yoga and meditation practices that can be done throughout the summer! Yoga mats will be provided. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and a snack.

Emerging Artists Camp with Ms. Olesiak
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – 1:00pm) – $250
This art camp is geared for middle school/high school artists who are hoping to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials under the guidance of art teacher Linsey Olesiak.  Artists will practice art-making skills that will expand and challenge their current abilities in a safe, encouraging and fun environment. Fee includes art materials, instruction and healthy snacks. *Please bring your own lunch.

Speed and Agility Camps & Sports Nutrition with Ms. Collings
Ages 11-15
Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 (8:00am – 11:00am) – $80
Elevate your training during the summer break. This 2 day program will teach athletes the fundamentals of speed and agility through small group training. Athletes will work with trained coaches that will help improve sprint mechanics, foot speed, core strength, agility and recovery.  Athletes will also receive instruction and helpful tips on fueling their performance.

Basketball Camp with Mr. Palmer
May 30 – June 2 (9:00am – 4:00pm) – $275
June 5 – 9 (9:00am – 4:00pm) – $350
DOGGMentality Sports Skills & Drills Youth Development Basketball Camp, designed to provide an opportunity to be evaluated by qualified coaching staff and learn new basketball concepts while working individually and in team settings. We will have guest speakers and a camp/player photo will be taken at the end of camp.

Soccer Electric “Camplify” [Soccer + Art + STEM Camp]
June 26th-30th
Camplify Participants will learn basic soccer skills and play futsal games in the mornings, followed by an afternoon of innovative, fun-based, and age-appropriate ART and STEM activities. Lunch is provided daily – campers will also receive a tee shirt and a ball. Camplify will run June 26th-30th for ages 6-11 – all levels welcome. Cost is $375 but price increases 2/14. Scholarships and financial assistance is available. For more information, visit the Soccer Electric website or register here.

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