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Chess Wizards Camp:

Join us this summer (ages 6-12 welcome) for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You’ll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle – your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments and puzzles. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Our interactive curriculum makes learning fun for new and seasoned players alike. Our camps are led by our most experienced instructors. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards! Camp will be conducted at the Community Center. Full-day participants must provide their own lunch. Contact the recreation office (610-353-2326) for registration information.

Dates: Aug. 21 - Aug. 25
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Half-Day: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Full-Day: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Site: Comm. Center
Price: $180 Half-Day
$275 Half-Day

     Driver Education:

PA-certified Driver Education Theory and Skills Course (classroom only) for new drivers will be conducted by the Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. of Broomall beginning June 13. This 30-hour course will be held at the Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each night. Minimum age to attend is 15. This course is recommended for high school students preparing for either their permit test and/or their driver’s license test. Driver’s permit is not required to attend this course. Most insurance companies will provide a discount for course completion. Students must attend eight out of 10 classes to complete program and receive certificate for their insurance company.

Current Session: March 7 - May 23 *snow 3/14
(No class April 11)
Dates: June 13 - July 25 (No July 4)
Day: Tue. & Thur.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $140

 

                       PAXON PREP:                             With Mr. MacNeal

This program will prepare your child (students entering 6th grade) for the Middle School experience. A guided tour of Paxon Hollow will begin the program. All students will have daily interaction with a combination lock and be assigned a locker to store all belongings. The program will also provide an explanation of the daily schedule and a glimpse into the curriculums in all major subject areas for the first month. Strategies for early success such as study skills, binder organization and time management will be introduced. Paxon Hollow Middle School Teacher Pete MacNeal will coordinate the program. Please use main building entrance at Paxon Hollow to gain access.

Dates: Aug. 7 - Aug. 10
Days: Mon. - Thur.
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Site: Paxon Hollow MS
Price: $75

 

Create Your Own Video Games, Stories & Animations Camp:

Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, students (ages 7-10) will have fun and success using a graphics based children’s programming language to create their own video games and animated stories. They will choose characters, vehicles, objects, backgrounds and sounds, and they will direct what actions take place. Their character may walk down the beach, jump into a lake, or even go surfing! They could also teach another character to dribble a basketball, jump and dunk the ball. The camp will be conducted at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: July 17 - July 21
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Time:        9:30am - 11:30am
Price: $155

 

Kitchen Wizards Youth Cooking Camps:

Marple Newtown Recreation and Kitchen Wizards will offer two theme-based Youth Cooking Camps this summer for children ages 5 to 14. The camps will be held at Worrall Elementary School. Each participant will receive a chef’s hat (toque), apron, recipe booklet and a certificate of completion.

Sweets for Sweeties (Ages 5-9)                                      This camp is a great introduction to baking and candy making for the youngest chefs-in-training. Each day, children will prepare baked goods and candies to take home and share with the family.

Dates: July 10 - July 13
Day: Mon. - Thur.
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $165

Cooking Around the Clock (Ages 9-14)                      This camp will feature food from a different time of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. At the completion of the camp, participants will have “go-to” recipes for any time of the day.

Dates: July 24 - July 27
Day: Mon. - Thur.
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $165

Mad Science

Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with Mad Science to offer two unique weeks of science camp for children ages 7 to 12. The camps will be held at Worrall Elementary School. All campers will receive a quality take-home toy and experiment every day. Please bring a snack and drink each day.

Camp 1: Science in Action (Ages 7-12)                        Science is everywhere! Explore polymer chemistry and make several including fun super science bouncy balls. Investigate Newton’s Law of Motion in simple machines and how they make our lives easier. Discover FUN physics through sound waves, gravity, inertia, centripetal force, etc. Experiment with shapes and their strengths in superstructures and skyscrapers! Learn aerodynamics and stages of flight with rockets and flight demonstrations. This camp includes lots of hands-on, minds-on take home projects everyday too!

Dates: June 26 - June 30
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $179

Camp 2: Junior Doctors  (Ages 7-12)                                  Go inside cell city. Learn the components of your cells and their function. Discover the mysteries of DNA as you fine-tune how forensic scientists use evidence from the body to determine…”Who was here”? Compare fingerprints, lips, teeth, imprints, etc. Take a trip down the Organ Trail and learn the systems of your own body. Make “brain goo” and learn all about the sections of the brain. Build Mr. Bones and become a Mad Science detective to solve the “Great Cookie Caper”.

Dates: Ju;y 31 - Aug. 4
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Price: $179

 

Make Your Own Movie Camp:

You and one – two teammates (ages 8-11) will be in charge of everything as you make your own movie! You will decide on the story, direct the movie, do the filming and editing, add special effects, and even star in the picture! Finally, you will be able to take home your movie on DVD. Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, this weeklong program will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: July 17 - July 21
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Price: $155

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