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Summer of Discovery (6 -10 year olds)
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Summer Programs Are Open To All Children Including Those Who Do Not Attend MDS.
- Children have fun and learn at the same time
- 5 one week segments with different areas of focus
- Hands on experimentation
- Projects reflect students’ interests
Each group will be limited to 14 children. MDS staffers lead this program. Weekly sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please note: Our elementary building is peanut free.
2019 Summer of Discovery Weekly Themes
Fun with Medieval Fencing with Ms. Lael (July 8-12)
A bit of history, a lot of safety, and a huge amount of fun! Ms. Lael will teach the history of medieval martial arts. This class teaches children how to move, block, and hit with various techniques used during medieval time periods. We will learn about the weaponry, armor, life style, and manners of the time. We will also spend time with crafts, making forts and exploring defense tactics of this time period. All equipment is provided.
Fun with Renaissance Fencing with Ms. Lael (July 15-19)
A bit of history, a lot of safety, and a huge amount of fun! Ms. Lael will teach the history of Renaissance Fencing, the art of the duel. This class teaches children how to move, block, and hit with the rapier. We will learn about the weaponry, armor, life style, and manners of the time. We will also spend time with crafts, exploring the amazing art and music of this time period. All equipment is provided.
Fun with Modern Fencing with Ms. Lael (July 22-26)
A little bit of history, a lot of safety, and a huge amount of fun! This class teaches children how to move, block, and score with modern sport fencing. We will spend time understanding how the modern rules of fencing evolved from duels. Explore swords including: foils, sabers, and epées. We will also spend time learning about electricity and circuits to better understand modern scoring systems. All equipment is provided.
Wonderful World Of Wizardry with Ms Tara (July 29 – August 2)
This fantastic week of summer camp will focus on all of the fun aspects of magic. We will learn magic tricks, do science experiments (modern magic), learn about the history of magic and why humans have loved magic for thousands of years. We will also read several of our favorite books that include magic and learn how to incorporate magic systems into our creative writing and drawing.
It’s Showtime! with Ms Tara (August 5 – 9)
Calling all actors and artists, musicians and writers, designers and drama enthusiasts! If you love theater, this is the camp for you. We will explore all of the aspects of creating a play, including collaborative play-writing, singing, acting, costume design, prop creation, and more. In one short week we will see a play of our own creation transform from its initial stages to a grand final performance. Come be a part of a Summer Production that you will never forget!