Summer Camp – Dunwoody

Full-Day Themed Camp Sessions
For Ages 3-12

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Summer Camp 2020 – Dunwoody

The summer program at Endeavor Montessori – Dunwoody is 8 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of main camps and STEM camps here and reserve your spot today.

We offer full day camps for children from 3 years old to 12 years old in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Our camps available in Camp Day, School Day and Full Day time slots.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN

Camp Schedules

Camp Day

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

School Day

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Full Day

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

8 Exciting Sessions

Schedule:Dates:
Week 1: 6/1 – 6/5
Week 2: 6/8 – 6/12
Week 3: 6/15 – 6/19
Week 4: 6/22 – 6/26
Week 5:6/29 – 7/2
Week 6:7/6 – 7/10
Week 7:7/13 – 7/17
Week 8:7/20 – 7/24

Main Camp Themes (Ages 3-6)

1/2 Day dedicated to Montessori Work Cycle and 1/2 dedicated to Theme Week

Week 1: Dr. Suess Week

Each day, campers will embark on a new literary adventure with beloved characters inspired by our favorite Dr. Seuss’ books. They will practice pre-literacy skills by having some fun with rhyming, games, art, pretend play and a lot of silly fun.

Week 2: Art Rocks

Kids have fun combining music and art to create instruments, posters, artwork and creativity. This camp will inspire kids to reach beyond their imagination and create art that is unique to them. By doing so, kids feel empowered to be creative and expressive. It’s amazing to see just what kids design when given the freedom to explore and to express themselves creatively! Imaginations soar!

Week 3: Zoo Animals

Explore the zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals!

Week 4: Little Chefs

Perfect for small chefs to learn kitchen safety, teamwork, and how to get organized. They will cook, bake and improvise their way to a new feeling of confidence.

Week 5: Solar System

Campers will learn about the stars, planets, comets and more! A wonderful universe awaits them on their galactic adventure.

Week 6: Under the Sea

Dip your toes in the sea, explore the depths of the ocean, make friends with a squid and cuddle an octopus…without even getting wet or jumping into the water!

Week 7: Color, Shapes and Sizes

The world is a beautiful rainbow! These young campers will jump into the rainbow and experience all the different colors, shapes and sizes around us! Let’s use our imagination and make a beautiful world.

Week 8: When I Grow Up…

What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher, doctor, dentist, scientist, lawyer, astronaut, explorer, engineer, singer, dancer, farmer or chef? Shoot for the stars and become what you dream of. Campers will have fun dressing up in professions of their choice. Through play, books, art and music, our young campers will learn about so many professions.

Primary Spanish Immersion (Ages 3-6)

Weeks 1-8: Spanish Immersion

Each of the 8 weeks will focus on a Spanish Country that the children will explore! They will learn about the different countries culture, food, they will cook and do art that is part of that country, they will also speak only Spanish in this classroom. Campers will learn about art, cooking, hiking, while immersed in the Spanish language. They will begin to learn and use conversational Spanish.

Primary STEM Camp (Ages 3-6)

Week 1: I Wanna Be… A Detective!

Calling all mini-sleuths! Pull out your oversized magnifying glasses and join us as we solve some epic mysteries! In this camp kids explore how science is the key to great detective work! Using a combination of the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology, campers employ critical thinking techniques to help them crack new cases every day. In search of that hidden clue? Build yourself a UV flashlight! Need to spy on those behind you? Break out your rearview mirror eyeglasses! Curiosity and logic lead the way as we collect evidence, investigate, and problem solve – all in the name of science. Sherlock Holmes would be proud!

Additional Topics Include: Magnetism, Optics, Ciphers, Magnification, Image Distortion, Phosphorescence, Prisms, Refraction, Fingerprints

Week 2: I Wanna Be… An Explorer!

Onward ho!! Let’s travel the globe and explore unique sites to learn about the many wonders our planet holds. Campers journey deep into the earth to witness how volcanoes formed islands, dive to the deepest depths of the ocean to discover how tectonic plates formed the Mariana trench, and swing along treetops of a rainforest to explore this amazing biome! From recreating cave art to building motorized tornado spinners, this camp offers exciting hands-on projects that reinforce the scientific topics of the day. Just like past explorers such as Magellan and Sacagawea, our little adventurers take bold steps to make their very own worldly discoveries.

Additional Topics Include: Oceanography, Cartography, Layers of the Earth, Rock Cycle, Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes, Water Cycle, Weather

Week 3: Construction

Calling all girls and boys, inventors, builders and designers! Come and build some awesome creations. We will create our own designs, learn communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity and teamwork! (This camp is an Endeavor Montessori original and is not created by Launch)

Week 4: I Wanna Be… A Zookeeper!

Welcome to The Launch Zoo! Follow in the footsteps of a zookeeper as we visit extraordinary animals and discover the science behind what makes them special. By simulating a stroll through the grounds at the fictitious Launch Zoo, campers tour exhibits ranging from butterflies to bears. It’s feeding time! Let’s head over to the Savanna exhibit and learn about the carnivorous lion, herbivorous giraffe, and omnivorous ostrich. Wondering about locomotion!? Let’s investigate how snakes slither, lemurs leap, and falcons fly. Questions about camouflage!? Let’s create a take-home model of a color-changing chameleon! Each day we examine animals that reveal unique and extreme adaptations. Kids begin to understand how the environment can shape a species’ appearance and diet, all while raising awareness of the importance of conservation efforts worldwide

Additional Topics Include: Classifying Animals, Habitats, Predator vs. Prey, Echolocation, Life Cycle, Metamorphosis, Nocturnal vs. Diurnal, Night Vision

Week 6: I Wanna Be… An Animator!

From Mickey Mouse to Paw Patrol, children have long been mesmerized by their favorite cartoons. In this creative camp, kids use coding and off-screen animation to bring their own imaginative character to life! During the design phase, our mini-cartoonists enter the drawing workshop and use their handmade tracing tables to personalize their own characters. Once on paper, each camper catapults their creation into a series of scenes and develops an animated story! From 2D hand drawings to stop motion sequencing to digital animations using ScratchJr, Launch’s kids utilize various tools and techniques that have been used over the years to capture the imaginations of viewers around the world!

Additional Topics Include: Character Design, Sequencing, 2-D and 3-D Design, Future of Animation, and Computer Programming

Week 7: STEM All Around Us!

Campers will set out on a pretend “shopping spree” while learning to differentiate coins and recall their values. The group will be introduced to robotics and learn how to create their own robot! (This camp is an Endeavor Montessori original and is not created by Launch)

Week 8: Math Mania

Games, games and more games! Math Mania is a camp where students will learn so much without even realizing it. Campers will review basic skills, learn new skills and much more – all while playing. The schedule will focus on several areas: problem-solving and logic,visual/spatial mathematics and games, and strategy. Students will have some review of basic math skills, but they will be challenged in all areas throughout the week. While the students are playing games, the focus will be on analyzing strategies and problem-solving throughout. (This camp is an Endeavor Montessori original and is not created by Launch)

Elementary STEM Camp (Ages 7-12)

Week 1: Potent Potions + Fizzing Formulas

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Launch’s junior scientists explore the magic of the molecular world of chemistry in this exciting camp that’s full of actions and reactions! Mystifying topics such as phosphorescence, oxidation, and chromatography are unmasked as we reveal the science through projects such as potion vials, magic wands, and foamy explosions. Kids are mesmerized by the colorful fizzing formulas that make up the world around us, forcing them to ask the question: is it magic, or is it science?

Additional Topics Include: Polymers, Elements, Chemical Reactions, Rate of Reaction, Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic, pH, Chemistry of Color, Crystallization

Week 2: Remarkable Robots + Marvelous Machines

R2-D2, WALL-E, Transformers… We all remember those futuristic machines. However, robots are no longer confined to fictional worlds! From self-driving cars to robotic roller coasters, campers learn about sophisticated machines that are here today tackling complex tasks – with amazing speed and precision. At this Launch camp kids study the fundamentals of engineering and technology necessary to create amazing contraptions, and then construct simplified models of their own to reinforce the principles learned. From projects such as Motorized Airplane Launchers and Battle Bots to programmable LEGO WeDo structures, kids at Launch are immersed in a world of remarkable robots and marvelous machines.

Additional Topics Include: Industrial Robots, Autonomy, Control Systems, Motors, Sensors, Programming, Circuitry

Week 3: Construction

Calling all girls and boys, inventors, builders and designers! Come and build some awesome creations. We will create our own designs, learn communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity and teamwork! (This camp is an Endeavor Montessori original and is not created by Launch)

Week 4: Rocket Science: Destination Mars

Join our flight crew as we blast off to Mars! This exciting camp delves into orbital rockets and how they are fueling our quest to explore other worlds. Mission preparation begins by building miniature launch vehicles and conducting experiments to examine the science behind space travel. Next, we countdown to launch and learn all about the long trip to Mars and its effect on humans. The journey continues with a touchdown on the red planet where we establish a colony, build a rover, and orbit a satellite to explore the Martian landscape. From the basics of Newton’s Laws to solid and liquid propellants, campers learn what it takes to be real rocket scientists! It’s sure to be an experience that’s out of this world!

Additional Topics Include: Trajectory, Rocket Structure, Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, Rocket Fuel, Orbital Mechanics, Escape Velocity, Future of Space Exploration

Week 5: PowerTool Power

A guided camp that teaches children how to properly handle power tools and use them to make something wonderful. Campers will strengthen their hand-eye coordination, while being active and creative. Instructors are there to aid in technique and safety as the children focus on a new skill.

Week 6: Coding + Animation

Amplify your child’s interest in electronics as they discover tools to power their inner hero! Through an understanding of circuit components and the flow of electricity, campers arm themselves with the knowledge to create the super gadgets they need to save the day. From series and parallel circuits to capacitors and electromagnetic motors, the nanoscopic world of fast-moving electrons brings their heroes to life. Citywide blackout? Electro Girl quickly troubleshoots and powers the way! String of burglaries in the diamond district? The Dynamo Kid sets his electronic trap to catch the thieves! With projects such as creating a customized light-up superhero mask and building a scale model “heromobile” of their very own, kids feel charged up and ready to take on any challenge.

Additional Topics Include: Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Switches, Buzzers, Diodes, AC/DC, Batteries, Alternative Energy Sources

Week 7: STEM All Around Us!

Campers will set out on a pretend “shopping spree” while learning to differentiate coins and recall their values. The group will be introduced to robotics and learn how to create their own robot!

Week 8: Math Mania

Games, games and more games! Math Mania is a camp where students will learn so much without even realizing it. Campers will review basic skills, learn new skills and much more – all while playing. The schedule will focus on several areas: problem-solving and logic,visual/spatial mathematics and games, and strategy. Students will have some review of basic math skills, but they will be challenged in all areas throughout the week. While the students are playing games, the focus will be on analyzing strategies and problem-solving throughout. (This camp is an Endeavor Montessori original and is not created by Launch)

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