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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.

Dates: Aug. 5 - Aug. 9
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Site: Comm. Center
Price: $180

       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 11. 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 12 - May 21 (No April 16)
Dates: June 11 - July 16
(No class 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. 5 - Aug. 8
Days: Mon. - Thur.
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Site: Paxon Hollow MS
Price: $75

 

Fun With Stem From A to ZCamp:

Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, students (ages 7-10) will create a video game, build and program robots, and see how 3D printing works and what can be made using 3D printing. In addition, participants will build electronic projects that fly, illuminate and make sounds! Come join us to find out which areas of STEM interest you the most. The camp will be conducted at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: July 22 - July 26
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Price: $160

Design & Ride Your Own Roller Coaster Camp:

Using the computer, camp participants (ages 8-11) will build roller coasters with different kinds of loops, speeds, cars, etc. You will experience what it feels like to ride your coaster and even watch the rides from the side. What will happen if the speed in a specific curve is too fast? What if the ride is very steep and needs more speed or a different type of Car? Your welcome to help us answer these questions while designing your own roller coaster. The camp is offered in partnership with Computer Explorers and will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: July 22 - July 26
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Price: $160

 

Kitchen Wizards Youth Cooking Camps:

Marple Newtown Recreation and Kitchen Wizards will offer two theme-based Youth Cooking Camps this summer for children ages 7 to 13. 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.

Cooking Around the World (Ages 9-13)                    THIS year, we’ll travel to other countries without leaving the kitchen! We’ll explore cuisines from Spain, Poland, Greece, and the good old USA!

Dates: July 8 - July 11
Day: Mon. - Thur.
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $165

Desserts from Around the World (Ages 7-11)   Kitchen Wizards will take your children on a virtual tour, as together, we explore what kids eat for dessert in other countries.

Dates: July 22 - July 25
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 item. Please bring a snack and drink each day.

Camp 1: Junior Doctors & Forensic Science (Ages 7-12) In this week-long program, campers will have fun learning about the coolest scientific specimen they already own – the Human Body! Kids will explore the science behind DNA, cells, organs muscles and bones through fun, hands-on activities. In addition, campers will use their forensic science and CheMystery skills to become detective scientists to find clues at the scene of a crime. Yeah…Who did it? Come join us and have fun solving the “Great Cookie Caper”!

Dates: June 24 - June 28
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $179

Camp 2: Science In Action (Ages 7-12)              Come and discover what it’s like to be a real scientist in our Mad science Lab! Each day the campers will experiment with different chemicals and tools to see what kind of interesting and crazy reactions they can create! Kids explore acids and bases, reveal the secret recipe of slime, examine crystallization, probe through shifting states of matter, and much, much more!

Dates: July 29 - Aug. 2
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Site: Worrall School
Price: $179

Math Boot Camp:

The math jumpstart program that will get your child (students entering grades 6-9) in gear for next year. With this five-day program, your child will work in a small group with a high qualified mathematics teacher with almost 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. This program is for students who need to exercise their minds by reviewing prior math concepts as well as get a jumpstart with new important material for next year! This will ensure that your child is ahead of the game when school starts next fall! Classes will meet in the Gauntlett Commuinty Center. The instructor is Mathematics instructor Alycia DiPinto.

Dates: July 29 - Aug. 2
Days: Mon. - Fri.
Session 1: 8:30am - 9:45am                              (students entering grades 6 & 7)
Session 2: 10:00am - 11:15am                              (students entering grades 8& 9)
Site: Gauntlett Community Center
Price: $165 per session

 

 

 

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