Enrichment Camps: Middle School

  • Please note: The following courses are proposed for the Summer of 2017. The final schedule and cost will be published on January 20th.

Session 1: June 19 – June 30

Morning Enrichment Camps (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

All morning enrichment camps are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and include a break that varies by enrichment camp.  Noon lunch is available and provided by AMHS in-house caterer, Epicurean so students stay and eat before attending Afternoon Enrichment Camps.  Meal plans can be purchased online when registering for enrichment camps.  Camp cost includes a Summer Program apparel item.

Applied Math, Science and Programming (Rising 6-8 Grade)

This camp mimics a traditional school experience where grade level students learn 3 subjects by 3 instructors during separate 65-minute periods.  The curriculum for each grade level teaches applications of math, science and programming and engages students with inquiry and project-based curriculum.  Students are provided AMHS iPads for use during the enrichment camp.

Musical Theatre (Rising 5-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students learn how to be a musical theatre performer under the direction of AMHS Performing Arts staff.  Students are trained in vocal, dance, and acting skills required for this summer’s performance of Elf The Musical, Jr.  Join us the afternoon of June 30th, as camp performers bedazzle the audience under the lights with amazing scenery and beautiful costumes.  The fun begins on June 15-16 with individual student auditions.

Speech and Debate (Rising 7-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students are introduced to Speech and Debate at the high school level by learning how tournaments run and how to develop valuable public speaking skills. The camp begins teaching students about speech events including Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, and Impromptu Speaking and having students practice basic writing, speaking and performance skills necessary to capture and persuade an audience.  In the second half, students learn about debate events including Congress, Public Forum, and Parliamentary Debate, and practice basic research and debating skills that go into forming and defending proper arguments.

Afternoon Enrichment Camps (12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
All camps begin following a lunch break from 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Acting Workshop (Rising 5-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students team up with AMHS Performing Arts Staff and delve into character roles in order to bring their talents to life.  Direction on voice and acting are provided through sketch comedy and drama, giving students a range of opportunity to grow as a performer this summer.

Dance Workshop (Rising 5-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students team up with AMHS Performing Arts Staff and step into action.  Emphasis on choreography and dance skills useful for theatre performance is provided, giving students a range of opportunity to grow as a performer this summer.

Introduction to Robotics (Rising 5-6 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students are introduced hands-on to robotic design, mechanics, control, and programming under the direction of our AMHS Robotics Staff.  Fun and challenge are part of this camp experience as student teams learn principles of robot design and engineering.

Movie Making (Rising 5-6 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students bring imagination to the computer video screen as they explore different filmmaking skills including: cinematography, screenwriting, video editing, storyboarding and directing.  This camp offers a unique hands-on, creative, and fun opportunity to produce student movies from start to finish.

Web Design (Rising 7-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students learn at their own individual pace using our unique blend of project-based curriculum and supportive AMHS Information Technology Staff.  Students discover the basic elements of web design and use them to create their own website that include graphics, text, and animation.  A basic understanding of HTML (the language used to program web pages) is taught with room for students to advance in web programming techniques by the second week.   By focusing on CSS layout and design create a fully functional and professional looking website, students of all abilities and experience levels, including no prior experience, will succeed.

Session 2: July 5- July 14

Morning Enrichment Camps (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

All morning enrichment camps are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and include a break that varies by enrichment camp.  Noon lunch is available and provided by AMHS in-house caterer, Epicurean so students stay and eat before attending Afternoon Enrichment Camps.  Meal plans can be purchased online when registering for enrichment camps.  Camp cost includes a Summer Program apparel item.

Literature, Writing and Language Exploration (Rising 6-8 Grade)

This camp mimics a traditional school experience where grade level students learn 3 subjects by 3 instructors during separate 65-minute periods.  The curriculum for each grade level explores expression of the English language and is supported by use of unique novels, writing assignments, and engaging activities.  Students are provided AMHS iPads for use during the enrichment camp.

Robotics (Rising 7-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students learn hands-on about robotic design, mechanics, control, and programming using VEX robotic technology from our AMHS Robotics staff.  Fun and challenge are part of this camp experience as student teams work together and learn the fundamentals of robot design and engineering.

Afternoon Enrichment Camps (12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
All camps begin following a lunch break from 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Digital Art and Design (Rising 7-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students learn the basic procedures needed to use computers as a creative tool for the artist.  Using the Adobe Creative Suite software, various projects will be designed in order to bring the student’s creative skills to the forefront.  Students will learn the Elements and Principles of Design as they improve their skills in digitally manipulating imagery, designing posters, and creating digital characters.Faith in Action (Rising 5-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students team up with our AMHS Campus Ministry staff to deepen their Catholic faith and put that faith into action with fun and engaging activities including outreach projects to support our local communities in need.

Fine Arts (Rising 5-6 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students create multiple art projects using a variety of materials including acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and colored pencil.  Students learn elements and principles of art as a basis all their design work under the direction of our AMHS Visual Arts staff.

Introduction to Spanish (Rising 7-9 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, students begin the study of the Spanish language to help them acclimate to a Spanish-speaking classroom environment.  Students are introduced to pronunciation, basic greetings, and useful and fun vocabulary.  Emphasis is placed on developing communication skills with the goal that students acquire some basic language skills and gain confidence in using a new language.

Introduction to Speech and Debate (Rising 5-6 Grade)

In this enrichment camp, AMHS Forensic Staff introduce students on how to develop valuable public speaking skills.  Through fun and engaging activities, students practice basic writing, speaking and performance skills necessary to capture and persuade an audience.  

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Director of Summer Program
Paul Sampson

Administrative Assistant
Please direct all summer school questions to Sandy Jordan

(408) 342-4200

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