These are small classes, clinics and workshops that are nothing but piles of fun and stimulating learning activities. All held on Bishop Seabury Academy’s campus. Enrollment deadline for June camps is May 31 and for July camps is June 28. If you wish to enroll after the deadline, please email AmyMeyers@seaburyacademy.org.
June 3-7, mornings 9-noon, Fee $135
Open to students entering grades 4-6, taught by Amy Meyers
Greek & Roman Mythology: Calling all fans of mythology! Do you know everything there is to know about Greek & Roman myth? This course will test your knowledge! We will read, discuss, & create materials. Learn how the gods and the Earth were created. Lively discussion welcome!
June 3-7, afternoons, 1-4 Fee $120
Open to students entering grades 5-8, taught by Amy Meyers
Metal Works: This introductory class will familiarize you with the basics of manipulating metal (brass, copper and nickel silver) so that you can create at least one piece of durable jewelry. Class content involves the care and use of many tools and power equipment, design, and production. Class limit of 10.
June 3-7, mornings 9-11, Fee $150 includes all materials.
Open to ages 11 and above. Taught by Laura Torres Porter
Create your own Graphic Novel: Put your creative skills to good use while drawing and writing your very own graphic novel. In this class, you will learn a few new drawing tricks to help even those who struggle with the stick figure as well as discover what it takes to create an action-packed story. No drawing experience is necessary.
June 4-7, afternoons 1-4, Fee $110 all supplies included
Open to incoming 6th-9th grade. Taught by: Neal Barbour
Summer Write-In: In this class students will create a piece of fiction to share with anyone and everyone. Students will plan, draft and revise their work until they are ready to publish. Publishing opportunities include: recording a radio show, creating a blog, learning how to creatively bind their own book, perform and record a play, or any other form that allows the student to show off their creativity. If you’re interested in joining a writing community that is exuberant about all things fiction, this class is for you! Note: Professional writers need not apply. This class is for kids who are still growing and exploring!
June 10-14, afternoons 1pm-4pm Fee $135
Open to students entering grades 6-8, taught by Krista Barbour
Essay Boot Camp: Ever find yourself with a blank screen and a blinking curser and no idea how to start writing? At moments like those, you’d rather hear Justin Bieber’s latest hit lyrics 500 times in a row than dream up 500 words of your own. But, truly, it doesn’t have to be that hard. Come learn how to break the essay down into its less terrifying parts, strategies to crack through writer’s block, how to decode essay prompts, ways to engage your reader without ever saying “I,” and how to expand analysis without turning yourself into a pretzel. It can be done! And—believe it or not—you can actually have fun doing it. Come ready to gain skills and confidence for the next school year! Enrollment: Min 3 Max 10
June 10-June 14, afternoons, 2-4, Fee $140
It’s designed for grades 6-8, but older students are welcome to join. Taught by Dr. Vanessa Eicher
Wanted: Fun Kids for Painting FUN: Can they ever get enough paint?! Students will learn about some famous painters while exploring what were once considered radical art movements. We will have extreme fun with uninhibited painting action! Class limit of 10.
One week sessions, afternoons 1:00-2:00, Fee: $140 per week includes all materials.
Specify the week of June 10th, June 17th or June 24th on enrollment form.
Open to grades 3-5. Taught by Laura Torres Porter
Drawing with Accuracy and Abandon!: This course is geared for the serious beginner who has the strong desire to learn to draw. In class you will experience various methods and techniques designed to: strengthen your observational skills, help in determining proportion, learn basic perspective, and understand spatial relationships found within and without all subjects. Grow in confidence as you replace the fear of making mistakes with the freedom guided practice provides. Class limit of 10.
June 10-14, mornings 9-11, Fee $140 includes all materials.
Open to ages 11 and above. Taught by Laura Torres Porter
Study Skills—Fire them Up: Not sure how to study for junior high? Do you feel like you’re studying, but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere? Then fire up your study skills this summer. With fun reading material, out-of-the-ordinary lectures, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn some important stuff: How to set up your study space, figure out your learning style, take better notes, and get more out of what you read. This course is designed for students coming to Seabury for the first time, but it will be great for any student who wants to improve those study skills, no matter where the student goes to school. No homework. Maximum enrollment 12, minimum 5.
June 17-21 afternoons, 1-4pm, Fee $120
Open to students entering grades 6-8, taught by Judith Galas.
How do I write in junior high?: You’re not in grade school anymore. Writing for teachers in junior high means you have to know the answers to these questions: What’s a thesis and how do I write one? How do I develop my thoughts so they make sense to my reader and me? What’s supposed to go in my paragraphs or my conclusion? Through good discussions, lots of in-class writing using computers, and reading examples of good writing, you’ll be ready to tackle the writing assignments waiting for you at Seabury or in whatever classroom you’ll call home. This class is highly recommended for incoming Seabury students and especially for those who don’t feel confident as writers, but the individualized approach will make all students feel welcome. No homework. Students will receive feedback on their daily assignments. Maximum 12, minimum 5.
June 17-21 mornings, 9-noon & July 22-26 mornings, 9-noon.
Fee $135 per week.
Open to students entering grades 7-9, taught by Judith Galas.
Mask Making: Everyone seems to love looking at masks, and I love to teach this project! In this class, you will have the opportunity to create your own unique, culturally-influenced mask, beginning with research and design, building a base with plaster strips, and finishing off with mixed media such as paint, feathers, raffia, tissue and beads. Fun, fun, fun! Class limit of 10.
June 17-21, mornings 9-11, Fee $170 includes all materials.
Open to ages 11 and above. Taught by Laura Torres Porter
Writing Coach: A writing coach guides you through the writing process. I look at the whole writer—where and when you write, how you do your research, take notes, write rough drafts, revise, and then edit the final copy.
This coaching experience will help a variety of students: college-bound freshman, rising seniors working on their college essay, those practicing for the SAT essay, and any student who struggles to write. I’ll coach students entering grades 7-12 and college-bound freshmen.
The $300 fee provides six to eight hours of individual instruction, including a home visit, a pre- and post-assessment of skills, and face-to-face and computer guided instruction.
The student and coach will set the coaching schedule, which can include evening and weekend hours. The coaching session, however, must be completed within two weeks.
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Drawing for Adults Who Say They Cannot Draw a Straight Line: It's time to put that myth to rest. If you've ever said wish you could do art, but are convinced you can't, then this is the class for you! In a very supportive environment, with step-by-step instruction, you will create a stunning black and white portrait that is sure to change your whole perception of this thing called art. And, as a side benefit, you WILL learn to draw a straight line. Class limit of 10.
Evenings, 6:00-8:00. Dates based on responses; beginning in June (6 sessions)
Fee: $260; materials included.
Open to ages 18 and above. Taught by Laura Torres Porter
Come and meet Caecilius, a Pompeian business man, and his family! We will cover Stages 1-12 in the Cambridge Latin Series and we will learn all about Pompeian culture. Learn grammar and vocabulary. This course would be great for students who want a comprehensive introduction to Latin or would like to reinforce their knowledge of Latin.
July 8-12, mornings 9-noon, Fee $140
It’s for grades 7-8, taught by Amy Meyers
Greek & Roman Mythology: Redux
Mythology readings and discussion for a mature audience. We will read and discuss myths as the Greeks and Romans really told them! Be prepared to enjoy delving in the darker psychological side of the Greco-Roman world. Let’s explore what these myths reveal about the society that created them.
July 8-12, afternoons, 1-4pm, Fee $120
It’s for grades 9-12, taught by Amy Meyers
Five Films: We will view five films, along with shorts, tied to a common theme. Bring popcorn and settle in for a week's worth of fun and intelligent movie viewing. The theme will be chosen closer to the class date. Taught by Doug Weaver. Fee $120 per section.
There will be two sections during July 8-12
Section 1 - for grades up to rising Ninth Graders - 9am to Noon
Section 2 - for rising 10th thru 12th Graders - 2pm-5pm
English Grammar Made Easy
Don’t think that learning English Grammar can be easy and fun? Join this camp and see how simple grammar is when you learn the Seabury way. Ms. Meyers will explain all the complicated verbiage with common terms.
July 15-19, afternoons, 1-4 Fee $135
Open to grades 9-12, taught by Amy Meyers
Stepping Up to Middle School: Get over first day jitters in a snap! This class will prepare the incoming 6th grade Seabury student with all the tools needed to succeed. We will practice organization, (a.k.a. How to Stop your Locker from Exploding) and study skills (a.k.a. How to Not Freak Out on your First Big Test) as well as many other areas that will help you feel calm and confident on your first day of Middle School! And, of course, we will have tons o’ fun along the way!
July 29-August 2, afternoons 1-4pm Fee $120
Open only to students entering 6th grade, taught by Krista Barbour
Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop: Do you think writing about yourself is not creative? Think again! The art of writing the personal essay involves many of the same elements as fiction writing—dialogue, show-not-tell, voice, pacing, characterization and finding a successful narrative arc. Come join us for an intense week of reading a few carefully chosen model essays, brainstorming, drafting, and then work-shopping your piece the way students in university-level writing programs do. You’ll get feedback from writing peers and two experienced non-fiction essay writers. You’ll end the week with one finished personal essay to keep forever...or perhaps just the first in your future essay collection! Enrollment: Min 3 Max 10
July 22-July 26, afternoons, 1-4, Fee $160
It’s for grades 9-12, taught by Dr. Vanessa Eicher & Dr. Eric Eicher
Study Skills and Brain Boosters!: Not sure how to study? Do you feel like you’re studying, but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere? Then fire up your study skills this summer. With fun reading material, out-of-the-ordinary lessons, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn some important stuff: How to set up your study space, figure out your learning style, take better notes, and get more out of what you read. We’ll also learn a bit about how your brain works, and how to prepare your brain for learning well. This course is designed for students coming to Seabury for the first time, but it will be great for any student who wants to improve those study skills, no matter where the student goes to school. No homework. Maximum enrollment 15.
July 29-August 2, mornings 9-noon, Fee $110
Open to students entering grades 6-9, taught by Sonja Czarnecki
For details: link needed.
Let’s cook… and eat!: This basic cooking class will show you how easy it is to make homemade tortillas, tomatillo sauce and enchiladas. We’ll explore other foods of Mexico and then travel across the Atlantic where we’ll learn about Spanish cuisine. You’ll also learn how easy it is to make pizza dough and marinara sauce and how you can make a simple food into a gourmet meal! In addition to hands-on learning you will also learn about the history of the foods we make, and the best part…. eating!
June 3 – June 7 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee $160. Includes cost of food. Taught by Senior Rowe
Sweet Somethings: Do you have a sweet-tooth? In this hands-on class you’ll learn to make basic desserts such as cookies and brownies. You’ll also learn a new twist breakfast to help sweeten your day. Then you’ll see how easy it is to make a basic cheesecake and how to add your own flavor combinations to make a gourmet dessert! You’ll also learn how to make desserts with one of the favorites: chocolate!
June 10 – June 14. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $160. Includes cost of food.
Taught by Senior Rowe
La Lengua Española
Come and explore the vibrant Spanish language and the culture of her people. We will begin with basic Spanish conversational skills and vocabulary and move to the culture and cuisine of the Spanish speaking world. A perfect course for those wanting an introduction to this dynamic language. No previous Spanish knowledge required. Minimum enrollment 5, max 12.
July 15-19, mornings 9-11, Fee $120
It’s for grades 6-12, taught by Kate Albrecht
You Can Sing! You can sing! This beginning course helps students learn healthy vocal techniques: how to use their voice to its fullest potential. Learn breath control and voice placement; tone, phrasing and pitch; basic music theory; building confidence; picking audition material, all while having fun! Students exercise their vocal muscles through group and individual work for personal enjoyment, auditioning and performing. Sing Now!
For grades 4th-6th July 8-July 12 afternoons 2-3pm, Fee $155
Taught by Margie Lawrence
Vocal Instruction Workshop: What to expect when you enroll in the Vocal Instruction lessons: an honest and kind assessment of your voice; an assessment of your breath ability; exercises that will strengthen and improve vocal technique; help in your musical goal development; content expression development; song delivery; audition technique; song selection; overcoming stage fright.
Two sessions by age:
For Grades incoming 7-9th
July 8-July 12 afternoons 12:30-1:30, Fee $155
For Grades incoming 10-12th
June 24-June 28 afternoons 12:30-1:30, Fee $155
Taught by Margie Lawrence
Broadway at Bishop! Musical theater, specifically what might be called the Broadway musical, is a uniquely American contribution to the literary and performing arts. Through readings, audio and video recordings, and live performance, this course will examine the Broadway musical and its composers. Everyone will participate in performing a scene from one of the musicals we examine in class or another of your own choosing. These won’t require elaborate props or costuming, although feel free to bring whatever you wish to the task. These scenes will be presented during our final class meeting (June 28). We will discuss the make-up of the performance groups early in the term and divide up the class based on a method to which everyone agrees.
Musicals: Wicked and Showboat
June 24-June 28 afternoons 2:00-3:30pm, Fee $170
For Grades incoming 8th-12th, Taught by Margie Lawrence
Summer Weights and Conditioning Opportunities at Seabury Academy
GET BETTER THIS SUMMER!
Instructor: Aaron Combs
Head football and Strength coach Bishop Seabury Academy
USA-W level 1 performance coach
Poliquin international certification levels 1 and 2
Biosignature Practitioner level 1
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