Summer Program

Dear Parents,
Good Shepherd Episcopal School's Summer Program is shattering all expectations! Summer is the perfect time for your children to relax and explore their passions while continuing to learn and grow. We provide students the opportunity to take risks and try unique and fun activities in a safe and nurturing environment! We are excited to bring you half-day and full-day classes designed specifically for prekindergarten (PreK) through eighth grade that offer a unique blend of dynamic and academically-rich sessions.

Our expert summer staff members bring their talents and enthusiasm to connect with each child's personality and diverse interests. At Good Shepherd, our goal is to inspire your children's love of learning, so they can gain the confidence to explore their individual talents with experts in their fields. Whether you have a future artist, musician, scientist, or architect, we have a place for you! Make this a summer to remember, and sign up for our program today!

We look forward to sharing the summer with you!

Sincerely,

Whitney West
Director of Enrichment
214-357.2968 ext.283
wwest@gsesdallas.org

 



2018 Summer Camp Descriptions

WEEK ONE - May 29 - June 1, 2018

Backyard & Video Games 
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$175

Get outside and PLAY! Coach Blount and crew will take you on an outside adventure at GSES! Join us for some good old backyard fun while building teamwork skills, gross motor skills, and critical thinking skills. When things warm up, we will take the party inside and cool off with some video games. Don't miss the fun! 
Please bring a sack lunch if you are staying for an afternoon session. Pizza will be available for $2 per slice, and snacks and Gatorade for $1 each. Please put money in an envelope or Ziploc bag labeled with camperís name. * Registering for an entire day? Check out all of our combo options for a $50 discount!

Cheerleading Camp
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-6th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Krystin Blount
$200

Mrs. Blount is excited to offer this fun cheerleading camp for everyone interested in learning basic cheerleading skills, including motions and jumps, new cheers, chants, and a dance. Former GSES girls, who are currently cheering for Jesuit and St. Mark's, will help run this camp, along with other area high school cheerleaders. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt and pom-poms. On Friday, June 1st, at 12:00 PM, the campers will perform for friends and families, showing off the skills they have learned during the week. *Please note: If you register later than May 15th, you will be subject to an additional fee of $10 for pom-poms and a t-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch if you are staying for an afternoon camp. * Registering for an entire day? Check out all of our combo options for a $50 discount!

Football Camp 
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Andy Blount
$200

Coach Blount's Football Camp will teach you the fundamentals of the game of football while having fun! This is a NON-contact camp and emphasizes building a solid foundation of basic football techniques and skills including: instructional drills, agility training, individual positions, offense vs. defense, teamwork, and scrimmages. * Registering for an entire day? Check out all of our combo options for a $50 discount!

Backyard & Video Games 
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-8th
12:00-3:00 PM 
Instructor: Andy Blount
$175

Get outside and PLAY! Coach Blount and crew will take you on an outside adventure at GSES! Join us for some good old backyard fun while building teamwork skills, gross motor skills, and critical thinking skills. When things warm up, we will take the party inside and cool off with some video games. Don't miss the fun! *Registering for an entire day? Check out all of our combo options for a $50 discount!

Backyard & Video Games Combo 
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-8th
9:00-3:00 PM 
Instructor: Andy Blount
$300

Make it a full day and get outside and PLAY! Coach Blount and crew will take you on an outside adventure at GSES! Join us for some good old backyard fun while building teamwork skills, gross motor skills, and critical thinking skills. When things warm up, we will take the party inside and cool off with some video games. Don't miss the fun! Please bring a sack lunch, or pizza will be available for $2 per slice, and snacks and Gatorade for $1 each. If sending money, please put in an envelope or Ziploc with camperís name. * Registering for an entire day? Check out all of our combo options for a $50 discount!

Cheerleading Camp and Backyard & Video Games Combo 
May 29 - June 1
T - F
K-6th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM 
Instructor: Krystin Blount
$325

Make this a full day of cheer and games! This combo camp features all the fun of Mrs. Blount's morning Cheerleading Camp, and all of the game excitement of Coach Blount's Backyard and Video Games afternoon camp (see previous detailed descriptions)! All campers will receive a camp t-shirt and pom-poms. *Please note: If you register later than May 15th, you will be subject to an additional fee of $10 for pom-poms and a t-shirt. On Friday, June 1st, at 12:00 PM, the campers will perform for friends and families, showing off the skills they have learned during the week. Please bring a sack lunch, or pizza will be available for $2 per slice and snacks and Gatorade for $1. Please put money in an envelope or Ziploc bag labeled with camper's name. 

Football Camp and Backyard & Video Games Combo 
May 29- June 1
T - F
K-8th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM 
Instructor: Andy Blount
$325

Make it a full day of football and outdoor fun! This Camp Combo pulls in the fundamentals of the game of football AND games while having plenty of fun! This is a NON-contact football camp and emphasizes building a solid foundation of basic football techniques and skills including: instructional drills, agility training, individual positions, offense vs. defense, teamwork, and scrimmages. After lunch, weíll enjoy some good old backyard fun while building teamwork skills, gross motor skills, and critical thinking skills. When things warm up, we will take the party inside and cool off with some video games. Please bring a sack lunch, or pizza will be available for $2 per slice and snacks and Gatorade for $1. Please put money in an envelope or Ziploc bag labeled with camperís name. 

WEEK TWO - June 4 - 8, 2018

Private Music Lessons
June 4 - August 3
M - F
K-8th
TBD
Instructors: Summer Private Lessons Instructors
$225

Join the GSES summer private music instructors in discovering your passion for music! Summer is the perfect time to try out a new instrument or continue to develop your skills. You will receive 6 lessons to be scheduled privately on the GSES campus with one of our exceptional music instructors. 

All-Sports Camp
June 4 - 8
M - F
PreK-8th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$300

Are your superstars ready for some summer fitness and fun? We will give each camper the opportunity to learn more about sports skills while receiving individualized and team instruction. Athletes are grouped according to age and ability to maximize learning potential. The ultimate goal is to build confidence in each player, and our philosophy is participation, trying your best, and holding your head high. This makes every athlete a winner, no matter the score! Activities will include: soccer, volleyball, basketball, football, baseball and softball, sports strategies, and fun, physical education games. Every afternoon, we will continue to work on skills and techniques of specific sports. In addition, we will go to the YMCA pool each afternoon to cool off during the camp. Please see the YMCA pool policy under the CAMP INFORMATION button on the GSES website for more information. *Care will begin at 3:00 PM for campers enrolled in the Extended Day option. 

Ready, Set, Go!
June 4 - 8
M - F
PreK
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: Debbie Jacobs and Deby Stern 
$150

Start your engines, and get ready to enter the exciting world of PreK! Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Stern will introduce you to the PreK classroom and provide a peek into life in PreK at Good Shepherd. Ready, Set, Go! will engage you in songs, games, books, and crafts that will prepare you for your first school adventure. 

Movin' Up to Kindergarten
June 4 - 8 
M - F
Kindergarten
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructors: Debbie Cummings and Yollima Freeman 
$150

One, two, three, kindergarten is for me! Buckle up and join Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Freeman for a week of exciting adventures as some of your favorite storybook characters take you through a week in the life of a kindergartener at Good Shepherd. Children will participate in songs, books, crafts, games, and cooking. By the end of the week, your children will be comfortable with their new surroundings and ready for kindergarten! 

Proud to Be in Primer!
June 4 - 8
M - F
Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Carley Hackney
$150

Get a jumpstart on your awesome year in primer with your new classmates and Ms. Hackney! Every day will be filled with games, crafts, fun-filled learning, and making life-long friends. This is a camp you won't want to miss! 

Movin' Up to 1st Grade
June 4 - 8
M - F
1st 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: Jessa Adler and Emily Holzrichter 
$150

Up, up, and away from kindergarten to 1st grade! Enter the exciting world of reading and writing on a new level with Mrs. Adler and Ms. Holzrichter! Find out what is familiar, what is different, and what you can look forward to in August! 

Digital Kids Film Studio 
June 4 - 8
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Tech EdVentures 
$275

Digital Kids create real-world projects that let their creativity shine and help them pick up valuable tech skills along the way. Campers edit and produce their own unique video shorts while learning how to keyboard efficiently and navigate PCs comfortably in the process. Kids publish their videos to a private YouTube channel at the end of camp for you and your family to enjoy.

Boys-Only Math Camp 
June 4 - 8
M - F
2nd-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Sarah Hammontree 
$150

Calling all boys! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to discover the fun in math! You will learn through games, crafts, movement, and competition. We will encourage boys to take risks in a positive environment and to have FUN doing math! Math minds, unite! 

Girls-Only Math Camp 
June 4 - 8
M - F
2nd-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: GSES Summer Faculty
$150

Calling all girls! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to discover the fun in math! You will learn through games, crafts, movement, and competition. We will encourage girls to be heard, to be themselves, to take leadership roles, and to have FUN doing math! Math minds, unite! 

OLE', OLE', OLE'!
June 4 - 8
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Mary Beth Duke
$150

OLE'! Join us for a fun-filled introduction to, or continuation of, the Good Shepherd Early Childhood Spanish curriculum used during the school year. Señora Duke will transform her classroom into a fiesta complete with dancing, singing, coloring, and cooking as part of this week's fun!

Kids and Kritters Camp!
June 4 - 8 
M - F
PreK-Primer 
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Carley Hackney
$175

Calling all animal lovers! Are you obsessed with animals? Then this camp is for you! Join us as we promote the development of safe animal-handling skills, encourage careers with animals, and teach kids how they can help animals in the community. A variety of animals will be investigated, and activities will be included, including special guest visitors. *Live animals will be visiting the classrooms with their handlers, so if there are any fears or allergies, this camp would not be a good choice for your child. 

Squishy Circuits Electronics Lab
June 4 - 8
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Tech EdVentures 
$275

During each camp week, kids build a working project from scratch using real "grown up" (but child-safe) components like batteries, circuit boards, switches, LED lights, buzzers, and motors. Our students learn basic electronics concepts in a hands-on setting that promotes exploration, creativity, and fun. At the end of class, children will take home a working project to show off what they learned.

Board Games Galore! 
June 4 - 8
M - F
1st-2nd
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructors: Jessa Adler and Emily Holzrichter 
$175

Looking for a different type of ìboredî this summer? Join us for Board Games Galore! Students will not only have an opportunity to play their favorite games, but move beyond the rules to learn about the design and strategy that goes into creating a board game. Students will design their own board games and have the opportunity to create their own signature pieces! 

Minecraft Camp
June 4 - 8
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Mary Torres 
$250

If you love building in Minecraft, join us for a fun-filled camp building structures, cities, and whole new worlds in Minecraft EDU camp! Our world will be in an educational setting where we can integrate the knowledge we have learned in school and collaborate with our friends. Build the Roman Coliseum, a Middle Ages castle, a community with a movie theater, roller coasters, and the possibilities are endless! 

Learn to Ride Your Bike
June 4 - 8
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Andy Williams 
$175

Tired of that cool, new bike collecting dust in the garage? Ready to learn how to ride in a fun, low-pressure environment? Join Mr. Williams as he takes you on a biking adventure around the Good Shepherd campus. You can show off your new biking skills all summer long! Each biker needs to bring a helmet, a bike, and a water bottle. Pads are recommended, but not required. Bikes can be stored on the GSES campus for the week. 

Embroidery & Cooking Camp
June 4 - 8 
M - F
2nd-4th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructors: Debbie Cummings and Amanda Neuschafer 
$175

Want to learn to sew and cook? Then this camp is for you! Mrs. Cummings will take you on an embroidery adventure that will allow you to transform everyday items into your own original creations! Satisfy your inner-chef with this hands-on cooking class with Mrs. Neuschafer that focuses on preparing food from scratch, learning proper techniques, and having fun! 

Little Medical School
June 4 - 8
M - F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Little Medical School
®
$300
Little Medical School® encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how they body works and use instruments that real doctors use. Little Medical School® is a fun and hands-on class. Each child will receive a diploma as a graduate of Little Medical School® upon completion of the course.

Making a Difference in Dallas: Sharing in Community Service 
June 4 - 15
M - F
5th-8th
1:30-4:30 PM
Instructors: Rhonda Shannon and Becky Rambin
$400

Join Chaplain Rhonda and Ms. Rambin for a 2-week adventure having fun earning community service hours (required at many area high schools, as well as a complement to the DeBusk Leadership Camp) and feeling so good at the end of the day! Giving to others is not only God's calling for us but also is a part of our Good Shepherd mission. Spend two weeks learning about local and national outreach opportunities. We will have several off-campus field trips to local facilities to share the joy of outreach with others. Come and share your time and talent to make a difference in the lives of others. *Students who are staying for lunch after a morning camp session will assist Chaplain Rhonda during the 1:00-1:30 PM time-slot. 

WEEK THREE - June 11 - 15, 2018

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
June 11 - 15
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructors: Sarah Hammontree and Deby Stern 
$300 

Calling all girls! This is a fun-filled week of all-things-girly! Your daughter will be learning what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. In addition to all the fun STEM activities, they will be pampered like princesses and treated like rockstars. Donít miss out on this week of fun! Each afternoon campers will go to the YMCA pool from 2:45-4:00 PM. Please see our YMCA pool policy in the CAMP INFORMATION button on the website for more details. 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
June 11 - 15
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructors: Grace Gandy and Emily Holzrichter 
$300

Calling all girls! This is a fun-filled week of all things girly! Your daughter will be learning what it means to be a girl in the 21st century! In addition to all the fun STEM activities, they will be pampered like a princess and treated like Rockstars! Don't miss out on a week of fun! On Friday, our campers will take an exciting field trip to be pampered! Each afternoon campers will go to the YMCA pool from 2:45-4:00 PM. Please see our YMCA pool policy in the CAMP INFORMATION button on the website for more details. 

No Girls Allowed!
June 11 - 15
M - F
PreK-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Instructors: Alex Thompson and Michael Calahan 
$300 

Looking to test your energy? Look no further, boys! This exciting and energetic camp will keep you busy from dawn to dusk. PreK-Primer boys will start out with lacrosse with Coach Thompson and then move to LEGOS with Mr. Michael, our LEGO Man, and the 1st-3rd grade boys will have the opposite schedule. Each afternoon campers will go to the YMCA pool from 2:45-4:00 PM. Please see our YMCA pool policy in the CAMP INFORMATION button on the website for more details. Boy, oh boy, we canít wait for this week of fun!

Discovering Dallas Camp
June 11 - 14 
M - Th
4th-8th
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$400

Coach Blount and his staff are excited to offer Discovering Dallas Camp again this year! During this camp, we will be involved in many fun off-campus and on-campus activities. As we visit different establishments around Dallas, our campers will bowl, play pool, play laser tag, jump at Altitude, drive go-carts, play glow-in-the-dark golf, enjoy a day at the theater, and visit a water park! This camp is guaranteed to be tons of fun for everyone! While most of our activities will take place off-campus, we will also play fun games at GSES before and after visits. 
*Day One: Adventure Landing and ice cream; Day Two: Altitude and a movie; Day Three: Main Event; Day Four: Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

Drobots 
June 11 - 15
M - F
3rd-5th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Drobots
$400

Superhero Missions is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Superheroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their Spidey-Sense to conquer missions such as: Batman's Drone-Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man, and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Drobots 
June 11 - 15
M - F
6th-8th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Drobots
$400

This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world's fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone's speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day's final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program. 

Becoming a Bookworm
June 11 - 15
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructors: Melissa Gault and Julia Miller 
$150

Use your imagination as Mrs. Gault and Mrs. Miller take you on an adventure to develop a love of reading! Explore strategies to build a solid foundation of reading readiness through fun activities, developing letter-sounds relationships, comprehension techniques, and the introduction to high-frequency words! This camp will be a real page-turner, for sure!

Movin' Up to Kindergarten
June 11 - 15 
M - F
Kindergarten
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructors: Debbie Cummings and Yollima Freeman 
$150

One, two, three, kindergarten is for me! Buckle up and join Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Freeman for a week of exciting adventures as some of your favorite storybook characters take you through a week in the life of a kindergartener at Good Shepherd. Children will participate in songs, books, crafts, games, and cooking. By the end of the week, your children will be comfortable with their new surroundings and ready for kindergarten! 

Art Camp: Creating with Clay 
June 11 - 15
M - F
2nd-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: Kate Foster and Lori Walters
$200

Do you like to get your hands dirty? Have fun digging into the world of clay with Ms. Foster and Ms. Walters. Students will use various techniques to create original sculptures and vessels using a variety of clays. 

Design for Change
June 11 - 15
M - F
5th-8th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Design for Change, in partnership with Andrea Jenkins and Laura Cole 
$350

Are you making your mark on the world? Join other young people from around the world in creating bold community change projects and totally unleash your 'I Can Superpower.' Take this step to have a real impact in your community with Design for Change. You'll think big, investigate and critique challenges, creatively formulate a project plan, and share your exciting journey with others. We won't just talk about the world around us, we will actually become the architects to make it a better place. Join us and BE THE CHANGE you want to see in your community!

Beginning Steps to Reading: Phonological Awareness 
June 11 - 15 
M - F 
1st 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Young children learn to read and spell with greater ease when phonological awareness is developed through direct instruction. Lively interactive games and activities in a small group atmosphere will help children accelerate beginning reading skills. 

Phonological Awareness and Reading Fluency 
June 11 - 15 
M - F
1st-2nd 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Young children learn to read and spell with greater ease when phonological awareness is developed through direct instruction. Lively interactive games and activities in a small group atmosphere will help children accelerate existing reading skills. Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. 

Reading Fluency and Grammar Doctors 
June 11 - 15 
M - F
2nd-3rd 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. Smoothly operate through the world of grammar, in this hands-on workshop, Grammar Doctors. Students discover how to develop and analyze sentences, identify elements, and understand content. Parts of speech, proper punctuation, capitalization, sentence variety, and more are addressed and practiced. Students will enjoy learning how to dissect grammar! 

Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension 
June 11 - 15 
M - F 
3rd-4th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. While reading a novel related to a theme, students develop proficiencies in reading comprehension. Strategies are age appropriate and empower students to approach reading material across curriculum that improves skills for enjoying reading, as well as for information acquisition. Book and materials are provided. 

Grammar Doctors and Vocabulary 
June 11 - 15 
M - F
3rd-5th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Smoothly operate through the world of grammar, in this hands-on workshop, Grammar Doctors. Students discover how to develop and analyze sentences, identify elements, and understand content. Parts of speech, proper punctuation, capitalization, sentence variety, and more are addressed and practiced. Students will enjoy learning how to dissect grammar while a robust vocabulary can improve literacy skills! In this class, students discover word origins, derivation, and relationships to expand written and spoken vocabulary. 

Reading Comprehension and Powerful Writing 
June 11 - 15 
M - F 
5th-6th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

While reading a novel related to a theme, students develop proficiencies in reading comprehension. Strategies are age appropriate and empower students to approach reading material across curriculum that improves skills for enjoying reading, as well as for information acquisition. Powerful writing will then take the mystery out of writing as students learn techniques and formulas to create paragraphs, essays, and reports. While focusing on creative writing on the related novel, guidance is given to assure writing with correct grammar, appropriate structure, as well as clear and concise expression. Book and materials are provided. 

Powerful Writing and Vocabulary 
June 11 - 15
M - F
5th-8th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

The mystery is taken out of powerful writing as students learn techniques and formulas to create paragraphs, essays, and reports. While focusing on creative writing, guidance is given to assure writing with correct grammar, appropriate structure, as well as clear and concise expression. Confidence will improve as students implement a plan of action for a variety of writing assignments while a robust vocabulary can improve literacy skills! In this class, students discover word origins, derivation, and relationships to expand written and spoken vocabulary. 

Study Skills Strategies 
June 11 - 15
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Students develop strategies in organization, time management, consistent and accurate homework completion, text reading, test preparation, test taking, paper writing, and project development. Participants conclude the class with an increased awareness of personal learning style and memory "tricks" to fit that style. Each student develops an individual study-strategy resource binder for future reference. 

LEGOS: Great Place to Live
June 11 - 15
M - F
PreK-1st grade
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Calahan
$250

Sharing about the communities they live in campers develop social skills and deepen their understanding of the world around them through role play and the exchange of ideas as city planners. Campers use LEGO® Duplo blocks to design and develop Great Places to Live. Activities include group communication about the infrastructure (utilities, hospitals, groceries, gas, signage, etc.) and what a city planner need to do to create a great place to live.
 
Little Veterinarian and Medical School Camp 
June 11 - 15
M - F
PreK-1st 
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Little Medical School 
$300

Little Medical School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how the body works and use instruments that real doctors use. Little Veterinarian School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each student will take home his or her own adopted, stuffed animal dog, along with a tape measure, dog journal, a dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more.

Dodgeball Camp 
June 11 - 15
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Alex Thompson 
$150

Looking for fun OUT of the sun? Look no further! Come join Coach Thompson and your friends to play the popular game, DODGEBALL! This camp will be full of a variety of different ways to play dodgeball, with a tournament at the end of the week. Bring your precision and quick reflexes for some dodgeball fun! 

Slime Squad
June 11 - 15
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Challenge Island 
$250

Are you slime crazy? Do you love making squishy, squeezy stuff? Then Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp is the place for you! You and a tribeful of friends will dive into a new slime-filled world every day, from alien ooze to ghostly goo to monster muck to lava, too. No matter how you stretch it, Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp promises to be a STEAM-riffic adventure of a lifetime. 

Little Wilderness Medicine Camp 
June 11 -15 
M - F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Little Medical School 
$300

Does your child love spending time outdoors in the wilderness? Our Little Medical School® - Wilderness Camp focuses on some of the most common outdoor emergencies and how to handle them with confidence. Come explore with us as we role play and learn about water safety, tourniquets & broken bones, snake bites, the dangers of hypothermia, weather-related emergencies, survival rescue situations, and more!

WEEK FOUR - June 18 - 22, 2018

The ABC's of Art
June 18 - 22
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Summer Faculty
$150

Transform the letters of the alphabet into works of art! The ABC's of Art will expose your budding artists to learning letter-sound relationships, letter formation, and sensory experiences. 
 
Little Veterinarian and Medical School Camp
June 18 - 22
M - F
PreK-1st
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Little Medical School 
$300

Little Medical School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how they body works and use instruments that real doctors use. Children learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works! Little Veterinarian School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role plan and explore the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each student will take home his or her own adopted stuffed animal dog along with a tape measure, dog journal, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more.

Soccer Camp 
June 18 - 22
M - F
PreK-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Taylor Jennings
$175

Have a kickiní good time as Ms. Jennings provides an introduction to the game of soccer. Develop your skills in a supportive environment while having fun with your friends! Daily activities and challenges will keep your soccer star begging for more. Students will be divided into age appropriate groups for optimal learning. *Please pack a water bottle, soccer ball, and shin guards daily. Tennis shoes or cleats are required for the camp. 

Playground Crawl 
June 18 - 22
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: Andy Williams and Emily Mason 
$200

Join us for a swingin' good time as we hop aboard the bus and take a tour of the area's most popular playgrounds and splash parks! Please wear a swimsuit under your clothing daily, and bring a towel, sunscreen, and water bottle! 

Art Camp: Fashion Week
June 18 - 22 
M - F
2nd-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Lori Walters and Kate Foster 
$225

Do you love fashion and design? Join Mrs. Walters and Ms. Foster and show off your artistic talents creating your very own apparel and accessories. Students will use recyclables and other everyday materials to design runway masterpieces. Students will ìstrut their stuffî on the catwalk the last day of class. 

Model Kit Camp 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
5th-8th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Brent Lampl 
$220

Do you enjoy putting together model airplane or car kits? Then this camp is for you! Join Mr. Lampl for a week of fun where you can put together your own model in the company of fellow friends. A field trip to the hobby store on the first day of class will be a great way to start the week off right. Test your patience while you sharpen your hand/eye coordination and put your carpentry skills to use! You will take the model home at the end of the camp, so if you donít finish, you can use your newly acquired skills to complete the task at home! 

Sewing for Summer Camp 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Sew Fun Studios! 
$300

Make everything you need for the best sleep-away camp ever! In this camp you'll leave with a new camp accessory each day: Camp Friends pillow for all of your friends to sign, a colorful laundry bag, a backpack, and more! Learn to work with patterns, applique, along with an understanding of basic sewing and machine use. All machine/fabrics/supplies provided. No experience required.

Beginning Steps to Reading: Phonological Awareness 
June 18 - 22 
M - F 
1st 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Young children learn to read and spell with greater ease when phonological awareness is developed through direct instruction. Lively interactive games and activities in a small group atmosphere will help children accelerate beginning reading skills. 

Phonological Awareness and Reading Fluency 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
1st-2nd 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Young children learn to read and spell with greater ease when phonological awareness is developed through direct instruction. Lively interactive games and activities in a small group atmosphere will help children accelerate existing reading skills. Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. 

Reading Fluency and Grammar Doctors 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
2nd-3rd 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. Smoothly operate through the world of grammar, in this hands on workshop, Grammar Doctors. Students discover how to develop and analyze sentences, identify elements, and understand content. Parts of speech, proper punctuation, capitalization, sentence variety and more are addressed and practiced. Students will enjoy learning how to dissect grammar! 

Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension 
June 18 - 22 
M - F 
3rd-4th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Reading Fluency will focus on building readers who enjoy and understand what they read. Students will practice basic word-attack skills, reading with fluency, and comprehension exercises that promote smooth, accurate reading. An interactive notebook of reading fluency and comprehension activities is created for future home use. While reading a novel related to a theme, students develop proficiencies in reading comprehension. Strategies are age appropriate and empower students to approach reading material across curriculum that improves skills for enjoying reading as well as for information acquisition. Book and materials are provided. 

Grammar Doctors and Vocabulary 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
3rd-5th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

Smoothly operate through the world of grammar, in this hands on workshop, Grammar Doctors. Students discover how to develop and analyze sentences, identify elements, and understand content. Parts of speech, proper punctuation, capitalization, sentence variety and more are addressed and practiced. Students will enjoy learning how to dissect grammar while a robust vocabulary can improve literacy skills! In this class, students discover word origins, derivation, and relationships to expand written and spoken vocabulary. 

Reading Comprehension and Powerful Writing 
June 18 - 22
M - F 
5th-6th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops 
$350

While reading a novel related to a theme, students develop proficiencies in reading comprehension. Strategies are age appropriate and empower students to approach reading material across curriculum that improves skills for enjoying reading as well as for information acquisition. Powerful writing will then take the mystery out of writing as students learn techniques and formulas to create paragraphs, essays, and reports. While focusing on creative writing on the related novel, guidance is given to assure writing with correct grammar, appropriate structure, as well as clear and concise expression. Book and materials are provided. 

Powerful Writing and Vocabulary 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
5th-8th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: AEW Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

The mystery is taken out of writing as students learn techniques and formulas to create paragraphs, essays, and reports. While focusing on creative writing, guidance is given to assure writing with correct grammar, appropriate structure, as well as clear and concise expression. Confidence will improve as students implement ìa plan of actionî for a variety of writing assignments while a robust vocabulary can improve literacy skills! In this class, students discover word origins, derivation, and relationships to expand written and spoken vocabulary. 

Study Skills Strategies 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Academic Enhancement Workshops
$350

Students develop strategies in organization, time management, consistent and accurate homework completion, text reading, test preparation, test taking, paper writing, and project development. Participants conclude the class with an increased awareness of personal learning style and memory "tricks" to fit that style. Each student develops an individual study-strategy resource binder for future reference. 

Tech Detectives 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
PreK-Primer 
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Keyboard for Kids 
$220

Computer Detectives get your magnifying glass ready and let's solve different cases at places like Cyber Space, Network Neighborhood and Keyboard Castle! Detectives will unlock new, beneficial ways to use technology to be productive and solve meaningful problems.  Important S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills are introduced as they learn keyboarding, technology, reading and writing. They also have so much fun doing fun hands on projects to go along with the lessons. Internet safety lessons are incorporated as well. In addition, we integrate critical thinking and creative components throughout the software, giving them many opportunities to express themselves within the adaptive, personalized nature of the lessons. 

Yoga Camp
June 18 - 22
M - F
PreK-2nd
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: yogees yoga 4 kids
$200

Join yogees yoga 4 kids teachers for a unique yoga journey for children through books, music, imagination, and fun! Each class will include a craft coordinated with the theme of the day's class. 

Maui and Moana Island 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Challenge Island 
$250

Calling all adventurous boys, girls, and demi-gods to an action-packed voyage through the ancient South Pacific. You and your tribe will take on a boatload of Oceanic STEAM challenges from battling enormous sea creatures to navigating treacherous underworlds to erupting the fiery volcanic spirit of Te Ka. This unforgettable Challenge Island® camp promises to hook and steal the heart of every Maui and Moana fan.

Broadway Camp
June 18 - 29
M - F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructors: Erica Rocha and Farah Padamsee
$300

Do you dream of being on Broadway? Seeing your name in neon lights? Then this two-week camp is for you! By participating in the musical theatre camp with Ms. Rocha and Ms. Padamsee, you will gain confidence, communication skills, and get your creative juices flowing, all while having fun! We will transform a musical, written on the page, into a production with scripts, props, costumes, and music. Family and friends will be invited to enjoy the final production on Friday, June 29th at 3:00 PM.

Viva el español! 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Maria Brito 
$150

OLE'! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as your child is introduced to, or continues in, the GSES lower school Spanish curriculum used during the school year. This is a fun way to introduce your child to a new language! There will be dancing, singing, reading, writing, coloring, and cooking as part of the fun! 

We Love Pets Sewing Camp 
June 18 - 22
M - F
1st-4th 
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Sew Fun Studios 
$300

Join us in this sewing camp and make a line of personalized pet accessories with a new project each day: a leash, collar, pet placemat, and more! We'll use the industry's best sewing machines and beautiful fabrics to make your one-of-kind accessories. Learn the basics of sewing and machine safety including simple seaming, reading a pattern, and hand embroidery. Make sure your pet is living in style! This camp is great for kids aged 7+, no experience required.

Fencing Camp 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
3rd-8th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Lone Star Sabre 
$200

Join Lone Star Sabre for a fun week of fencing! This camp is designed for recreational fencers, giving campers an introduction to fencing skills and tactics in a safe environment. Equipment will be provided during the camp. En garde! 

Passport to Spanish 
June 18 - 22 
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Brent Lampl 
$150

This one-week mini-immersion course will cover basic grammar rules, vocabulary, and expressions essential for entering fifth through eighth grade Spanish at GSES. The materials will be presented by Señor Lampl in a fun, culturally-rich format, where students will learn through music, games, and drama in Spanish! 

WEEK FIVE - June 25 - 29, 2018

Minion Math Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Melissa Gault and Julia Miller
$150

Go bananas for math this summer with Mrs. Gault and Mrs. Miller! Work on math facts in a fun and unique setting with math games and activities with your favorite minion characters. Put on your minion goggles and never look at math the same after this exciting camp!

Baseball Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Ralph Mestre
$200

Have a swinging good time this summer at Baseball Camp! Our special, one-week program is for boys and girls who want to learn and improve their baseball skills while receiving individualized instruction playing our national pastime. Coach Mestre, whose GSES teams have won several TAPS baseball middle school championships, will lead the camp where our focus will be to build confidence and ability in each player. Everyone, bring your ball gloves and baseball hats and JOIN THE FUN! Please apply sunscreen on before arriving for camp each morning.

Beginning Readers
June 25 - 29
M - F
K-1
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructors: Jessa Adler
$150

Join Mrs. Adler and develop the building blocks for early reading and writing skills through fun, multi-sensory activities.
 
Instrument Explorers
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities School of Music
$300

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or a few? This camp is perfect for you! Together, we'll explore a different family of instruments, eurhythmics and basic music theory. Campers will get to explore and play the trumpet, trombone, violin, harp, cello, flute, clarinet, drums, guitar, bass, and more! This camp gives children the opportunity to have fun with music and orchestral instruments.

Cooking Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Young Chefs Academy
$300

Taste the Adventure with this fun and hands on cooking camp. Cooking Session will include special classes on real recipes from scratch ranging all from breakfast items to dessert and party recipes. Campers will also learn to prepare lunch items, dinner, snacks; we've got you covered!!

LEGO Master Builders: Friends, Ninjas, and Super Heroes
June 25 - 29
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Calahan
$250

Do you think putting Friends, Ninjas and Super Heroes in the same city would be a safer place to live? Using a combination of Technic LEGO® and LEGO® bricks student are inspired to discover, connect, and combine their imagination with their fellow cohort campers to create the safest and most exciting city in the world of creative play! The goal of the course is to encourage the students to develop their imaginative thoughts into realized solutions.

Orff and Drum
June 25 - 29
M - F
2nd-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Erica Rocha
$200

Come sing and play your day away with Ms. Rocha this summer! Students enrolled in this camp will have the opportunity to explore and create with the drums and Orff instruments. Students will also participate in movement and dance activities, singing, and literacy. These activities will help encourage creativity, increase musical skills, and foster a love of music! Each day, they will use their new skills to prepare for a final performance at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 29th. 

Volleyball Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
3rd-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Dakota Davis
$225

Want to learn how to overhand serve and how to move your feet on the court? Do you want to learn how to be more consistent? Join Coach Davis as you learn and perfect all those skills in an intense summer volleyball camp. Skill development is emphasized during on-court instruction including: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, and team reception. Divided by age and skill level, this camp will be a great opportunity to keep your game sharp during the off-season and get you ready to hit the court in the fall!

Guitar Camp: Beyond the Basics
June 25 - 29
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Brent Lampl
$175

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe guitar? Then this camp is for you! Mr. Lampl offers guitarists an opportunity for real immersion and growth on the instrument in a friendly environment. Students should know how to play basic chords and have an understanding of strumming patterns when registering. There will be a jam session on Friday, June 29th from 11:30-12:00 for parents to attend.

Microchip Programming
June 25 - 29
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Tech EdVentures
$275

From Fitbits to Nest thermostats, we're surrounded by sensors and microcircuits. Learn how to build your own using micro:bit, a powerful mini-computer that includes LEDs, sensors and even a Bluetooth radio to send information across the room. Kids learn effective problem-solving strategies, team-based collaboration, and proper use of code throughout the week as they build a working game console, motion sensor and even a two-way radio using electronic hardware plus Python and JavaScript code.

Musical Theatre Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Strout Studios
$220

Has your child caught the musical theater bug? Do they love to perform and sing? Musical Theater is a great opportunity to give your shining star the outlet to do it all. Through creative musical play, young singers, actors, and dancers build the beginning skills in musical theater. Camp days are filled with music, design, and character development, all in preparation for a special performance at the end of camp!

LEGO: Ultimate Castles 
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-1st
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Calahan
$250

Does your child find Castles intriguing? This summer campers take on the roles of a Prince, Princesses, and other helpers in the castles. First they design and build strong castles, stables, and welcome the LEGO® Duplo families and animals to their Ultimate Castles. Campers will add working drawbridges, lookout towers and even have a battle with the Brickheads who have come to undo their hard work.
 
Thymio Robotics: Visual Programming
June 25 - 29
M - F
PreK-1st
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Tech EdVentures
$275

We introduce kids to engineering and basic computer programming in a hands-on setting that stresses creativity, exploration and fun. Kids master the use of our Thymio robots which including touch and infra-red sensors. Campers learn how computer code makes machines move, think, and even speak as they create a burglar alarm, and much more!
 
Instrument Explorers
June 25 - 29
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities School of Music
$300

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or a few? This camp is perfect for you! Together, we'll explore a different family of instruments, eurhythmics and basic music theory. Campers will get to explore and play the trumpet, trombone, violin, harp, cello, flute, clarinet, drums, guitar, bass, and more! This camp gives children the opportunity to have fun with music and orchestral instruments.
 
Little Veterinarian School
June 25 - 29
M - F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Little Medical School 
$260

Little Veterinarian School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role plan and explore the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each student will take home his or her own adopted stuffed animal dog along with a tape measure, dog journal, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more.

Cooking Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Young Chefs Academy
$300

Taste the Adventure with this fun and hands on cooking camp. Cooking Session will include special classes on real recipes from scratch ranging all from breakfast items to dessert and party recipes. Campers will also learn to prepare lunch items, dinner, snacks; we've got you covered!!

Keyboarding Camp
June 25 - 29
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Brent Lampl
$150

This is a course for students who wish to improve their keyboarding skills in a fun environment! While working to increase speed and accuracy, students will learn correct finger placement, posture, and movement. Students will create a portfolio to take home with them by the end of camp!

WEEK SIX - July 2 - 6, 2018

Golf Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M /T/Th/F
1st-8th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Alex Thompson
$400

Join Coach Thompson for a fun week of all things GOLF! This camp combines basic golf skills and fundamentals with a full day of fun and excitement! Campers will travel around the Metroplex each day to experience a new golfing opportunity! Putt-Putt, Top Golf, and various golf courses in the area to name a few! Join us and have a swingin' good week! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
American Girl Camp, All-Day
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Becky Rambin
$300

Are you ready for an American Girl adventure? Join Ms. Rambin on a journey back in time with the beloved The American Girls collection. Students will delight in reading, role-playing, and hands-on crafts that relate to the American Girls! To top it off, girls will have lunch at the American Girl Bistro and have a chance to shop for American Girl accessories. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Out of This World: Space Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
3rd-6th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Rich Overbeck
$250

Explore. Create. Discover. Blast off as you feed your curiosity about aviation and space with engaging experiments, hands-on activities, project-based learning, and team-building exercises. This camp will expose campers to careers in the space industry that will inspire them to reach for the stars! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Community Service Camp 
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Amy Smith
$250

Join Ms. Smith for a week of creativity and service! You will work to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of families and children in the DFW area. By providing fun daily activities, snacks, and supplies, you will bring joy to those in need. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.

The ABC's of Art
July 2-6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Melissa Gault and Julia Miller
$150

Transform the letters of the alphabet into works of art! The ABC's of Art will expose your budding artists to learning letter-sound relationships, letter formation, and sensory experiences. * Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.

Fairies and Friends
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Little Scholars
$150

Do you know how to catch fairies? Have you ever made a fairy house? Do you want to sprinkle fairy dust everywhere you go? If you love the magical world of fairies and their mystical friends, then this is the class for you! Join us as we build a fairy catcher, make a new fairy to join the fairy world, and play games that any fairy would flutter over. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.

Dino Discovery
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Little Scholars
$150

Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed 'long neck?' Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archaeological dig just like a real paleontologist! In Dino Discovery, you will have a swamp stomping good time! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Chess Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: The Knight School
$175

This revolutionary, party-based approach to chess has had amazing success because our unique and unprecedented educational philosophy, 'the chess party,' is the perfect way to transform a complete beginner into a devastating chess machine. We simply invite every beginner in your school to join our school chess team and we use only super-fun teaching methods such as super-fast chess clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for candy, driving music, hilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead chess tournaments each day we practice. In this kid-centered classroom environment, we teach our kids every cool trick, strategy, opening, and tactic in Chessdom and our kids soon learn to love and master chess and to masterfully control their classrooms, sports fields, and home lives as well! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Stop Motion/Claymation Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Becky Barrett
$200

Stop Motion/Claymation is a fun, hands-on way to make amazing films, using everyone's favorite manipulative, CLAY! Join Mrs. Barrett as you learn the science and history of film and animation while creating your very own film! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Slime Squad
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Challenge Island 
$220

Are you slime crazy? Do you love making squishy, squeezy stuff? Then Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp is the place for you! You and a tribeful of friends will dive into a new slime-filled world every day, from alien ooze to ghostly goo to monster muck to lava, too. No matter how you stretch it, Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp promises to be a STEAM-riffic adventure of a lifetime. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Princess and Super Hero Music Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Strout Studios
$220

Calling all Super Heroes and Princesses for a fun-filled week of dancing, singing, acting, and special art projects. Camp days are filled with creative musical play and story-telling. At the end of camp, we will amaze our friends and families with a special musical skit. Costumes recommended, but not required. There will be a performance on Friday, July 6th at 3:30 PM. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Chess Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: The Knight School
$175

Designed for Early Childhood, this chess class specifically developmentally targets our preschoolers with puppet shows, fast chess clocks, playing chess for Mardi-Gras beads, collecting colorful silicone wristbands, zany movies, hilarious songs, fun chess tourneys, and a great, fun spirit that makes kids never leave chess and gain problem-solving ability and academic confidence throughout the week. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Mermaid Mania Art Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
1st-2nd
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Pigment Art
$250

Journey with us on a week-long, underwater adventure! Stitch a beautiful mermaid doll, carve a ceramic statue in clay, and create stunning artwork inspired by the deep, blue sea! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Little Veterinarian School
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Little Medical School
$260

Little Veterinarian School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role plan and explore the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each student will take home their own stuffed animal dog that they will adopt along with tape measures, dog journal, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more. *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.
 
Wizardry Camp
July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4th)
M/T/Th/F
2nd-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Challenge Island
$220

Calling all muggles for Challenge Island® Wonderful World of Wizardry Camp! Our wizarding tribes will take on spellbinding STEAM challenges from designing magic wands to building Hogwarts castle to mixing up mystical potions. This popular camp is every bit as magical as it sounds ñ a must for every Potter fan! *Please note, there will be no camp on the 4th of July.

WEEK SEVEN - July 9 - 13, 2018

All-Sports Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-8th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$300

Are your superstars ready for some summer fitness and fun? We will give each camper the opportunity to learn more about sports skills while receiving individualized and team instruction. Athletes are grouped according to age and ability to maximize learning potential. The ultimate goal is to build confidence in each player, and our philosophy is participation, trying your best, and holding your head high. This makes every athlete a winner, no matter the score! Activities will include: soccer, volleyball, basketball, football, baseball and softball, sports strategies, and fun, physical education games. Every afternoon, we will continue to work on skills and techniques of specific sports. In addition, we will go to the YMCA pool each afternoon to cool off during the camp. Please see the YMCA pool policy under the General Information tab on the GSES website for more information. *Care will begin at 3:00 PM for campers enrolled in the Extended Day option.

LEGO Camp: Makerspace, JR for Engineering
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Calahan
$250

Engineering is the planning, designing, and constructing to fill a need or solve a problem. This class will cover several STEM challenges that need solutions. Students will be shown the challenge and given many angles of approach find a solution. Student will utilize LEGO elements and other supplies for a challenge like protecting your LEGO model from a 2-story drop.
 
Cooking Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Young Chefs Academy
$300

Taste the Adventure with this fun and hands on cooking camp. Cooking Session will include special classes on real recipes from scratch ranging all from breakfast items to dessert and party recipes. Campers will also learn to prepare lunch items, dinner, snacks; we've got you covered!!

Fine Motor Challenge
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Therapeutic Movements
$385

This class is for students needing to improve their fine motor strength and coordination. We will start with a few minutes of gross motor warm-up activities and focus on fun fine-motor strengthening and coordination activities and games, think tongs, bulb basters, tweezers, eye droppers, jacks, marbles, play-doh, coloring, and novel crafts. We will also cover other concepts such as sorting, sizing, sequencing, and patterns. Look forward to this fun-filled camp!

Daily 5
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-2nd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Emily Holzrichter
$150

Come join Ms. Holzrichter as she takes you on a journey of The Daily 5! The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. Students select from five reading and writing choices: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work. This camp will encourage students to develop independence, stamina, and accountability in a fun and relaxed environment!

SPARQ Your Interest!
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Becky Barrett
$200

Are you curious as to what goes on in the SPARQ lab? Are you ready to explore and experiment with innovative tools and software? The possibilities are endless when you join Mrs. Barrett this summer to explore 3D printing, Green Screen, and programming. Find out more about the SPARQ lab at gsesdallas.org/sparq!

Rockstar Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Alex Thompson, Vibrant Sounds Studio
$300

Have you always dreamed of being on the stage? Seeing your name in lights? Then this camp is for you! Students will be assigned groups by age and skill level and will work together as a group to experience what it is like to play in a real rock band. There will be a final performance on Friday, July 13th at 11:30 AM.
 
Minecraft Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Mary Torres
$250

If you love building in Minecraft, join us for a fun-filled camp building structures, cities, and whole new worlds in Minecraft EDU camp! Our world will be in an educational setting where we can integrate the knowledge we have learned in school and collaborate with our friends. Build the Roman Coliseum, a Middle Ages Castle, a community with a movie theater, roller coasters, the possibilities are endless!
 
Learning to Read
July 9 - 13
M - F
K-1st
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students focus on the decoding with some emphasis on comprehension. Small groups of 2-4. Group instruction is provided throughout the session with students pulled out for individual work at intervals throughout each camp day.

Reading to Learn
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students focus on reading comprehension with emphasis on building reading fluency. Building vocabulary, use of context clues, resolving ambiguity and inferencing are used. Home guides are provided for parents to help students practice newly learned skills after camp is over. Group and individual instruction provided each camp day.

Book Club
July 9 - 13
M - F
2nd-4th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Looking for a painless way to get that summer reading off the to-do list? Look no further! Students are provided with an individualized reading journal with required pages and questions for books targeted during the session. Group instruction in literary elements such as protagonist/ antagonist, person, theme, etc. is provided throughout the daily session. Students are alternately pulled from group session to receive individual instruction specific to their daily reading. School reading lists must be provided upon enrollment.

Written Language
July 9 - 13
M - F
3rd-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students will address grade appropriate written language skills, from building strong sentences to writing powerful paragraphs and essays. Sentence complexity, including use of adjective and effective sentence order, will be addressed. For older students, summer reading requirements may be built into the program of expository writing. Proofing and editing will be addressed with all ages.

Princess and Super Hero Music Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities School of Music
$300

Young performers will study and develop Disney Princess and/or Super Hero. They will have fun acting and singing as their chosen Princess/Super Hero. Camp includes learning Disney/Super Hero songs, playing princess/super hero games & learning about music. They will have fun acting and singing in their costumes. Last day includes dress-up performance by campers for friends & family. Costume attire encouraged to wear daily, especially for the performance. The final performance will be on July 13th at 3:30 PM.
 
Tech Detectives
July 9 - 13
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Keyboard Kids
$225

Computer Detectives get your magnifying glass ready and lets solve different cases at places like Cyber Space, Network Neighborhood and Keyboard Castle! Detectives will unlock new, beneficial ways to use technology to be productive and solve meaningful problems. Important S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) skills are introduced as they learn keyboarding, technology, reading and writing. They also have so much fun doing fun hands on projects to go along with the lessons. Internet safety lessons are incorporated as well. In addition, we integrate critical thinking and creative components throughout the software, giving them many opportunities to express themselves within the adaptive, personalized nature of the lessons. 

Get Your App On! 
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-2nd
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Emily Holzrichter
$175

Do you like to learn new and interesting facts on your iPad? Join Ms. Holzrichter for a fun week of exploring new educational apps that you can use at home for sight words, Language Arts, Math, and more! Come get your app on with your friends!

Broadway Camp
July 9 - 20
M - F
1st-3rd
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructors: Becky Rambin
$300

Do you dream of being on Broadway? Seeing your name in neon lights? Then this two-week camp is for you! By participating in the musical theater camp with Ms. Rambin, you will gain confidence, communication skills, and get your creative juices flowing, all while having fun! We will transform a musical written on the page into a production with scripts, props, costumes, and music. Family and friends will be invited to enjoy the final production on Friday, July 20th at 3:00 PM.

Cooking Camp 
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Young Chefs Academy 
$300

Taste the Adventure with this fun and hands on cooking camp. Cooking Session will include special classes on real recipes from scratch ranging all from breakfast items to dessert and party recipes. Campers will also learn to prepare lunch items, dinner, snacks; we've got you covered!!

LEGO Camp: Makerspace for Advanced Engineering
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Calahan
$250

Engineering is the planning, designing, and constructing to fill a need or solve a problem. This class will cover several STEM challenges that need solutions. Students will be shown the challenge and given many angles of approach find a solution. Student will utilize LEGO elements and other supplies for a challenge like getting a very heavy model across water without sinking or getting wet.
 
Fun with Handwriting
July 9 - 13
M - F
1st-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Therapeutic Movements
$385

This class is appropriate for students that may want to improve their grasp or fine-motor skills, but it is also for students with poor handwriting. We will focus on proper letter formations and sequencing, spacing, spatial awareness, and neatness. We plan to focus on print for both upper and lower case letters. The classes will begin with gross-motor warm-up activity, fine-motor stations, and about 20-30 minutes of writing time. Writing activities will be performed on slate chalk boards, dry erase boards, tin foil sheets, scratch sheets, magnet boards, wood sticks, clay, sand, and play-doh. Our instruction will be Handwriting Without Tears-based, using HWT language and materials.
 
Little Medical School
July 9 - 13
M - F
2nd-6th
1:00-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Little Medical School 
$300

Little Medical School® encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how they body works and use instruments that real doctors use. Little Medical School Summer Camp is a fun and hands on class. Each child will receive a diploma as a graduate of Little Medical School® upon completion of the course.
 
Test Prep Camp
July 9 - 13
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Learning Center
$300

Designed primarily for students taking the Upper Level ISEE, but camp will address general test-taking skills incorporated in both the ISEE and the SAT (for students applying for Duke TIP program). After a day of test-taking instructions, students will take a full-length test which will be scored and analyzed. Remainder of the 3 days will be spent shoring up individual weaknesses in both language and math. Students taking this camp will be invited to a complimentary post-camp test date at Park Cities Tutoring (date TBA). 

Language of Math
July 9- 13
M - F
Kindergarten-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Learning Center
$300

This unique math program will use real-life stories and applications to help students make sense of concepts such as proportions/ratios, central tendency, solving for unknowns, etc., in addition to building speed and accuracy with basic facts. Younger students (Kindergarten through 4th) will be introduced to story problems and critical math vocabulary. Students in 5th-8th grades will be exposed to more advanced math concepts with emphasis on understanding real-life applications. Students will be grouped by grade and ability.

Drone Racers
July 9 - 13
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Tech EdVentures
$275

Change the way kids see our world as they take video cameras airborne and direct their own in-flight film. Kids begin with piloting basics and aviation safety, then jump into acrobatic/aerial tricks, precision flight exercises, and drone racing! We use Syma X5Cmini-drones to teach your child to be the master of all things aloft.

WEEK EIGHT - July 16 - 20, 2018

Sky Ranch Launch Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
K-5th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Sky Ranch
$280

Sky Ranch Christian Camps brings all the fun, discovery, and growth of a week of day camp to GSES. Its staff of highly-trained Christian counselors will interact with your child in a week of purposeful play. Each day will include six separate activities to provide a variety of new experiences for your child. Giant inflatables, crazy sports with a camp twist, arts and crafts, team-building games, Bible exploration, and tons of creative fun will leave your child begging for this camp experience all summer long. Space is limited, so register at www.skyranch.org today!

Discovering Dallas Camp
July 16 - 19
M - Th
4th-8th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$400

Coach Blount and his staff are excited to offer Discovering Dallas Camp again this year! During this camp, we will be involved in many fun off-campus and on-campus activities. As we visit different establishments around Dallas, our campers will bowl, play pool, play laser tag, jump at Altitude, ride go-carts, play glow-in-the-dark golf, enjoy a day at the theater, and visit a water park! This camp is guaranteed to be tons of fun for everyone! While most of our activities will take place off campus, we will also play fun games at GSES before and after visits. 
Monday: Adventure Landing and Ice Cream
Tuesday: Altitude and A Movie
Wednesday: Main Event
Thursday: Hawaiian Falls Water Park

Becoming a Bookworm
July 16 - 20
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Melissa Gault and Julia Miller
$150

Use your imagination as Mrs. Gault and Mrs. Miller take you on an adventure to develop a love of reading! Explore strategies to build a solid foundation of reading readiness through fun activities to develop letter-sounds relationships, comprehension techniques, and introduction to high frequency words. This camp will be a real page-turner, for sure!

Board Games Galore!
July 16 - 20
M - F
1st-2nd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Emily Holzrichter
$175

Looking for a different type of 'bored' this summer? Join us for Board Games Galore! Students will not only have an opportunity to play their favorite games, but move beyond the rules to learn about the design and strategy that goes into creating a board game. Students will design their own board games and have the opportunity to create their own signature piece!
 
Dallas Children's Theater Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Dallas Children's Theater 
$300

DCT Drama Camp is designed to encourage creative expression and self-discovery. While fun and entertaining, these classes teach students critically needed life skills. Students expand their ability to communicate through vocal and physical exercises, creating scripts and working effectively with others. As a result, participants enhance their ability to make decisions, resolve conflicts and express themselves in a healthy manner. The culmination is the performance of their play at 11:30 AM on Friday, July 20th.
 
Minecraft Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
1st-4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Instructor: Becky Barrett
$200

Join Mrs. Barrett as you journey into the world of Minecraft EDU! Spend your week with limitless opportunities to create, build, discover, and problem-solve.
 
Flyin' into Fourth Grade!
July 16 - 20
M - F
4th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Christin Johnson
$200

Are you ready to be the 'big kid' in lower school? Spend a week with Mrs. Johnson and get to know procedures, the curriculum, and all of the fun projects 4th grade has in store for you!

Movin' Up to Middle School
July 16 - 20
M - F 
5th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Kristen Masch
$200

This camp is the perfect opportunity to dip your toes into 5th grade! Feeling like you want to get a jump start on 5th grade? This camp is for you! Come learn some serious skills in a not-so-serious setting with Mrs. Masch!

Learning to Read
July 16 - 20
M - F
K-1st
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students focus on the decoding with some emphasis on comprehension. Small groups of 2-4. Group instruction is provided throughout the session with students pulled out for individual work at intervals throughout each camp day.

Reading to Learn
July 16 - 20
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students focus on reading comprehension with emphasis on building reading fluency. Building vocabulary, use of context clues, resolving ambiguity and inferencing are used. Home guides are provided for parents to help students practice newly learned skills after camp is over. Group and individual instruction provided each camp day.

Book Club
July 16 - 20
M - F
2nd-4th 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Looking for a painless way to get that summer reading off the to-do list? Look no further! Students are provided with an individualized reading journal with required pages and questions for books targeted during the session. Group instruction in literary elements such as protagonist/ antagonist, person, theme, etc. is provided throughout the daily session. Students are alternately pulled from group session to receive individual instruction specific to their daily reading. School reading lists must be provided upon enrollment.

Written Language
July 16 - 20
M - F
3rd-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

Students will address grade appropriate written language skills, from building strong sentences to writing powerful paragraphs and essays. Sentence complexity, including use of adjective and effective sentence order, will be addressed. For older students, summer reading requirements may be built into the program of expository writing. Proofing and editing will be addressed with all ages.

Study Skills Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
5th-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Speech
$250

A variety of strategies to improve note taking from lecture and text are presented and practiced. Each daily session will involve managing a day timer that challenges students to document and plan for homework/tests/sport activities. Practical experience is provided to ensure that these skills are automatic.

Number Crunchers
July 16 - 20
M - F
PreK-Primer
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Little Scholars
$200

Number Crunchers is for all little budding mathematicians! Campers will be immersed in rich and multi-sensory activities using manipulative and hands-on activities to build each childís math skill set. Through our activities, we will learn about basic addition and subtraction, graphing, telling time, fractions, word problems, and money on an appropriate developmental level.

Karate Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
PreK-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Chamberlain Studios
$220

Karate kids will get a kick out of this summer camp! Are your children getting bored with regular summer camp choices? Wouldn't it be great if they could use this time to stay active, have fun, learn valuable life skills, and get some quality karate training? Well, with this camp, they can! Since 1981, Chamberlain Studios instruction and karate summer camps have been rooted in the Three Steps to a Great Kid Character development program, which centers on training with highly-skilled black belt instructors in fundamental martial arts skills, drills, and activities. Campers will walk away each day tired and happy from the fun martial arts activities, and YOU may find your life a little easier as the students earn stripes on their belts by doing activities and chores at home! Custom uniforms are optional and available from the camp instructor for $35 on the first day of camp.

Creative Writers
July 16 - 20
M - F
2nd-4th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Emily Holzrichter
$150

Are you the next William Shakespeare? Dr. Seuss? JK Rowling? Then this camp is for you! Young writers will write stories, essays, poems, and plays with daily exercises that teach literary techniques, extend vocabulary, and encourage creative expression. Students write, edit, and revise original writing that is shared through poems, readings, performances, and an anthology. Students will create a portfolio to take home with them by the end of camp!

Dallas Children's Theater Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
4th-6th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Dallas Children's Theater 
$300

DCT Drama Camp is designed to encourage creative expression and self-discovery. While fun and entertaining, these classes teach students critically needed life skills. Students expand their ability to communicate through vocal and physical exercises, creating scripts and working effectively with others. As a result, participants enhance their ability to make decisions, resolve conflicts and express themselves in a healthy manner. The culmination is the performance of their play at 3:30 PM on Friday, July 20th.

Test Prep Camp
July 16 - 20
M - F
5th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Learning Center
$300

Designed primarily for students taking the Upper Level ISEE, but camp will also address general test-taking skills incorporated in both the ISEE and SAT (for students applying for Duke TIP program). After a day of test-taking instructions, students will take a full-length test which will be scored and analyzed. Remainder of the 3 days will be spent shoring up individual weaknesses in both language and math. Students taking this camp will be invited to a complimentary post-camp test date at Park Cities Tutoring (date TBA). 

Language of Math
July 16 - 20
M - F
Kindergarten-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Learning Center
$300

This unique math program will use real-life stories and applications to help students make sense of concepts such as proportions/ratios, central tendency, solving for unknowns, etc., in addition to building speed and accuracy with basic facts. Younger students (Kindergarten through 4th) will be introduced to story problems and critical math vocabulary. Students in 5th-8th grades will be exposed to more advanced math concepts with an emphasis on understanding real-life applications. Students will be grouped by grade and ability.

WEEK NINE - July 23 - 26, 2018

Lower School Discovering Dallas Camp
July 23 - 26
M - Th
Primer-4th
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$400

Coach Blount and his staff are excited to offer Discovering Dallas Camp again this year! During this camp, we will be involved in many fun off-campus and on-campus activities. As we visit different establishments around Dallas, our campers will, enjoy a day at an arcade, jump at Altitude, enjoy a day at the theatre, visit Klyde Warren Park, visit Scottish Rite Park, and visit a water park! This camp is guaranteed to be tons of fun for everyone! While most of our activities will take place off campus, we will also play fun games at GSES before and after visits. 
Monday: Nickel Mania
Tuesday: Altitude and Snow Cones @ Klyde Warren Park
Wednesday: Movie and Scottish Rite Park
Thursday: Frog Pond @ Farmers Branch Water Park

Sky Ranch Launch Camp
July 23 - 27
M - F
K-5th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Sky Ranch
$280

Sky Ranch Christian Camps brings all the fun, discovery, and growth of a week of day camp to GSES. Its staff of highly-trained Christian counselors will interact with your child in a week of purposeful play. Each day will include six separate activities to provide a variety of new experiences for your child. Giant inflatables, crazy sports with a camp twist, arts and crafts, team-building games, Bible exploration, and tons of creative fun will leave your child begging for this camp experience all summer long. Space is limited, so register at www.skyranch.org today!

Jr. Meteorologist
July 23 - 27
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-1:00 PM (half day) or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (full day)
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$235 for half day or $285 for full day

Campers will become meteorologists for the week and discover why our weather changes! Jr. Meteorologists will measure and record rainfall, create a water cycle wheel, build a weather station, learn about the Greenhouse Effect, create a terrarium, design their own tornadoes, create ìsnowî during the summer and more! Before you know it, Jr. Meteorologist will be on the 6 oíclock news doing the weather! Campers will end the week demonstrating the three states of matter by making and eating some delicious ice cream. Throughout the week they will take home projects that include: sun prints, UV beads, a wind vane, anemometer, and a very cool rain stick! Space is limited, so please register at  www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Jr. Chemist
July 23 - 27
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-1:00 PM (half day) or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (full day)
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$235 for half day or $285 for full day

It is time for Glues, Brews and Goos! From our stockpile of hundreds of recipes and formulas, we have chosen our top favorite chemistry activities. Campers will love digging into and examining the results of these crazy chemical concoctions and creating projects like Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, and Make your own Chewing Gum. Campers will create several other wacky, wild and crazy concoctions! Our Jr. Chemists will realize the importance of measurement and sequencing as they use a taco sauce creation to clean pennies and investigate candy chromatography. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Jr. Video Game Maker
July 23 - 27
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Campers will be using a software program from MIT called Scratch. The program was designed for children, and teaches them the basics of programing as they create animated stories, video games, and interactive artwork. Using colorful programming blocks, campers drag and ìsnapî together the blocks to make a character (Sprite) walk, speak, play music, or interact with other sprites. Since computer programming is considered the new literacy, young people now have an opportunity to put together multimedia programs without any previous programming knowledge. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Stop Motion Explosion
July 23 - 27
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Stop motion animation is an incredibly fun, hands-on way to make amazing films, using a variety of materials and objects such as clay, LEGO figures and other everyday materials. In this camp, young filmmakers will learn the science of film and animation. Stop motion animation was first used in early films such as King Kong and the silent pictures especially when it came to special effects. We provide campers with storyboard techniques, script writing, set design ideas, character development, film angles, lighting, special effects, and methods to add titles and rolling credits. Campers will also learn how to use armature-based figures. If you are living with the next Stephen Spielberg, your little director won't want to miss this camp! Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Sea Adventure
July 23 - 27
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Calling all marine biologists! Join us as we sail away on our pirate adventure and explore the crystal blue oceans searching for sea life, gold, gems, and of course some buried treasure! Oceanography was never this much fun! Sample projects include Map Making and Orienteering! Knot Tying! Shark Tooth Necklace! Build a Model of a Tall Ship, a total of 20 make and take projects. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! Calling all marine biologists! Join us as we sail away on our pirate adventure and explore the crystal blue oceans searching for sea life, gold, gems, and of course some buried treasure! Oceanography was never this much fun!
 
Emergency Medicine
July 23 - 27
M - F
4th-7th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Campers learn about important life saving techniques including first aid and CPR. Numerous hands-on projects including: growing bacteria, using medical instruments, triage and diagnosis. Explore the structures and physiology of the amazing human body. Each camper will receive a stethoscope and certificate at the end of the week. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 

RPG Maker
July 23 - 27
M - F
4th-7th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Make your role-playing games come to life! Our RPG Maker camp shows campers how to create their very own epic role-playing game where they will battle fierce monsters prowling in a dungeon. Campers will learn what RPG is, the history of RPG, all the basics, the character, and all aspects of the game. Once you have finished your project you can export your game to a portable EXE file that can be played on any Windows system. You can share it with your friends, your family, or even the Internet. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 

WEEK TEN - July 30 - August 3, 2018

Basketball Camp
July 30 - August 2
M - Th
3rd-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Andy Blount
$200

Coach Blount's Basketball camp is excited to give your child the opportunity to attend during your summer break. Our program objective is to allow each participant the opportunity to learn basketball skills while receiving individualized as well as team instruction. Athletes are grouped according to age and ability in order to maximize their learning potential. Our ultimate goal is to build confidence in each player in order to become better able to participate in team sports. We share the philosophy that participation, trying your best, and holding your head high, makes you a winner no matter the score! Activities will include: shooting, passing, vertical focus, defensive strategies and court awareness.

Back to School Refresher!
July 30 - August 3
M - F
K-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: Park Cities Learning Center
$300

Campers who participated in sessions earlier in the summer will be invited back for this special week to address carry-over of goals from their initial camp experience. Each participant will address the goals for reading, writing, or study skills established in the initial camp...just in time to use them in school!

Little Scientist
July 30 - August 3
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-1:00 PM (half day) or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (full day)
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$235 for half day or $285 for full day

This unique camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze your little scientist! By being involved with several hands-on activities your child will explore the basic scientific ideas that play a role in everyday life. Sample Projects include Rocketry, Glowing Firefly, Edible Oceans, Marshmallow Catapults, Growing Radish Head, and Beeswax Candle. Campers will create and experiment with several other projects in the course of the week. This is a broad topic camp that teaches campers how the scientific method helps give us the answers to our many questions. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Little Engineer
July 30 - August 3
M - F
PreK-Primer
9:00 AM-1:00 PM (half day) or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (full day)
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$235 for half day or $285 for full day

Sir Isaac Newton never had this much fun! Campers will be immersed into our toy makers workshop as they construct and take home several different toy projects during the week. Each project will teach an important physical property. Sample Projects include Pocket Rocket, Sponge Ball Slingshot, Marshmallow Shooter, Snap Circuit Board. Campers will learn why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors, build and play with a marshmallow shooter, and create the classic rubber band ball. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today!
 
Beginner Minecraft Game Design
July 30 - August 3
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Minecraft is a block-building sandbox game with no set rules, where you can build anything you can possibly imagine. Letís pretend youíre alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? What we teach you might just save your life! Learn how to find resources; make a shelter; craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. Campers also create their own adventure map as design, production, and test playing guide them. Campers learn how to work as a team as they take on the real-world jobs of programmer, game designer, artist, and architect. There are two modes of the game. The scenario above describes the survival mode. There is also a creative mode where there are no monsters and you will be able to fly around and have unlimited resources to build amazing creations and buildings. What kind of adventure you choose will be up to you! This camp is for beginners and those already playing the game. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
All campers are required to have a Minecraft account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version (PC/Mac) of Minecraft ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.
 
Little Robot Mechanic
July 30 - August 3
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

This camp is an introduction into the world of robotics. Campers will learn about the six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. Campers will also learn about circuits and power sources as they build our Mars-like RC Rover. The radio-controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. Campers will also have fun constructing our Aluminum Can Robot. Campers will be able to take home the robot they build for hours of fun after the camp week has finished! Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Young Scientist
July 30 - August 3
M - F
1st-3rd
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

The Young Scientists Science Day Camp was created in response to requests by parents to have a science camp for their younger children. All Young Scientist activities meet or exceed the National Science Standards. Fun and excitement is fostered by great lessons and hands-on experiments. The Young Scientist Camp covers a broad range of fun and exciting science topics such as: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Lab Process Skills. Sample Projects include
Grow ñ Beast Experiment! Wacky Window Paint! Super Bouncing Balls! Cosmic Rocket! Wurmz and Dirt! Diving Submarines! Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
This camp is an introduction into the world of robotics. Campers will learn about the six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. Campers will also learn about circuits and power sources as they build our ìMars-likeî RC Rover. The radio-controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. Campers will also have fun constructing our Aluminum Can Robot.

Robot Mechanic
July 30 - August 3
M - F
4th-7th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

Campers will learn about the science of robotics with historical information, discoveries, and advances in robot technology. Newtonís Laws will be emphasized all week and each camper will receive three robot kits to work on. Campers will be able to take home their remote controlled robots! This year Club SciKidz will be featuring our Robotic Arm Edge kit and our 14-1 Solar Space Fleet. In addition to these projects, campers will learn how to solder with our LED Robot Blinker. The skills learned such as wiring, gear building, and soldering will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creation. Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! 
 
Special Effects
July 30 - August 3
M - F
4th-7th
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Instructor: Club SciKidz
$285

This is the first camp ever offered by Club SciKidz! Newly revised and more exciting than ever, campers learn the science behind Hollywood's special effects. Activities will demonstrate concepts related to light, sound, perception, illusion, and model building. One of the great features of this camp is that all campers will create (and take home!) a movie using techniques in Claymation and Stop-Motion Animation. Lessons include plot development, story boarding, set building, filming, and sound effects. Campers will also learn various special effects make-up techniques working with the same materials used by professional make-up artists. They will simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Is there a future movie director living in your house? This is a camp your child won't want to miss! Space is limited, so please register at www.clubscikidzdallas.com today! **Please have your camper bring a USB Drive to the camp**

GSES Athletic Pre-Tryout Camps:

These Sports Camps are open to all incoming 5th - 8th graders and will be held prior to fall tryouts. Summer sports camps are a great way to learn and prepare for Good Shepherd athletic tryouts and area recreational leagues. Good Shepherd sports programs teach skill fundamentals, team strategies, and sportsmanship while having fun! Camps are guided by TAPS all-star coaches.

GSES Athletics: Soccer Camp
August 7 - 10
T - F
5th-8th
8:00-11:00 AM
Instructor: GSES Faculty
$160

GSES Athletics: Volleyball Camp
August 7 - 10
T - F
5th-6th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Faculty
$160

GSES Athletics: Volleyball Camp
August 7 - 10
T - F
7th-8th
1:00-4:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Faculty
$160

Mini-Cougar Camps

It’s A Jungle Out There!
June 18-22 
M-F
Ages 1-3 years old
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Early Childhood Faculty 
$250 

We are excited to welcome our pint-size campers to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus again this year! These camps are tailor made with our youngest campers in mind. Campers 12 months through 3 years old are welcome to join us for Mini-Cougar Camp! Each camp will be structured around the art of play! Our mornings will be full of fun ñ from arts and crafts, story time, outdoor and indoor play to water play, music, cooking, games, movement, and so much more! Our experienced early childhood instructors are looking forward to providing a safe place for your child to explore and learn new things! 

Creepy, Crawly Critters!
June 25-29 
M-F
Ages 1-3 years old
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Early Childhood Faculty 
$250 

We are excited to welcome our pint-size campers to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus again this year! These camps are tailor made with our youngest campers in mind. Campers 12 months through 3 years old are welcome to join us for Mini-Cougar Camp! Each camp will be structured around the art of play! Our mornings will be full of fun from arts and crafts, story time, outdoor and indoor play to water play, music, cooking, games, movement, and so much more! Our experienced early childhood instructors are looking forward to providing a safe place for your child to explore and learn new things!

Outta This World!
July 2-6 (no camp on July 4th) 
M/T/Th/F
Ages 1-3 years old
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Early Childhood Faculty 
$200 

We are excited to welcome our pint-size campers to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus again this year! These camps are tailor made with our youngest campers in mind. Campers 12 months through 3 years old are welcome to join us for Mini-Cougar Camp! Each camp will be structured around the art of play! Our mornings will be full of fun from arts and crafts, story time, outdoor and indoor play to water play, music, cooking, games, movement, and so much more! Our experienced early childhood instructors are looking forward to providing a safe place for your child to explore and learn new things!

Wild, Wild West!
July 9-13 
M-F
Ages 1-3 years old
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Early Childhood Faculty 
$250 

We are excited to welcome our pint-size campers to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus again this year! These camps are tailor made with our youngest campers in mind. Campers 12 months through 3 years old are welcome to join us for Mini-Cougar Camp! Each camp will be structured around the art of play! Our mornings will be full of fun from arts and crafts, story time, outdoor and indoor play to water play, music, cooking, games, movement, and so much more! Our experienced early childhood instructors are looking forward to providing a safe place for your child to explore and learn new things!

Under the Big Top!
July 16-20
M-F
Ages 1-3 years old
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Instructor: GSES Early Childhood Faculty 
$250 

We are excited to welcome our pint-size campers to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus again this year! These camps are tailor made with our youngest campers in mind. Campers 12 months through 3 years old are welcome to join us for Mini-Cougar Camp! Each camp will be structured around the art of play! Our mornings will be full of fun from arts and crafts, story time, outdoor and indoor play to water play, music, cooking, games, movement, and so much more! Our experienced early childhood instructors are looking forward to providing a safe place for your child to explore and learn new things!