MORNING CAMPS

Digital Media - New!
Grades 5–8  • June 13–17 (Week 1)
9 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $300

Using professional design software, middle school campers will learn how digital illustration and photography are used together to create posters, greeting cards, advertisements, and digital portfolios. They will develop a basic understanding of type, image, and color as it relates to graphic design.

WALNUT STREET THEATRE PRESENTS: CAMP WALNUT AT AIS
Grades 5–8 • June 20–24 (Week 2)
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. • $495

Camp Walnut challenges the more advanced middle school camper to cultivate a deeper understanding of theatrical craft through skill development, rehearsal, and a performance in the Camp Walnut Showcase. Advanced skills that will be featured include improvisation, acting technique, audition coaching, singing and vocal technique, dancing and stage movement, and stage makeup. Young actors will spend the morning developing skills and the afternoon conceiving and creating an original show (including musical theatre numbers) for the final showcase day.

YOUTH DIGITAL:  
3D GAME DESIGN  
Grades 3–8 (campers will be divided into smaller groups according to age)  
June 20–24 (Week 2)  
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  •  $495
Third-grade through eighth-grade campers will learn basic video game design skills including models, textures, volumes, lighting, and more as they create an immersive 3D world. Using our proprietary, age-appropriate game design software, OWL Game Creator, they will develop skills to help them pursue game development at a professional level. At the end of the week, they will walk away with a real 3D game that they can play and share with friends! Campers can access the online version of this course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Requirement: A minimum of 12 campers is needed to run this course with a maximum of 30 campers.

CPR & AED – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29  
Excluding July  4–8, Week 4 (Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) 
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $150/week
Middle school campers will learn how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, breathing emergencies, and choking emergencies for adults, children and infants. They will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There are written and skill evaluations throughout the course and campers will be given a nationally accepted two-year certification card upon successful course completion. This course is offered through the American Health & Safety Institute and is intended for campers aged 11+.

AIS MUSIC ACADEMY: INTERMEDIATE STRING ORCHESTRA – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 1  (Weeks 2–3) 
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $150/week 
This performance intensive music program, developed and led by AIS Strings Instructor Angela Sulzer, is designed for intermediate to advanced intermediate string players (violin, viola, cello, string bass). Learning scales, orchestra etiquette, and music terminology will also help musicians deepen their understanding of their instrument and craft. Daily orchestra rehearsal will prepare middle school musicians for a concert at the end of each session. Musicians will also participate in musical activities like writing and performing a song for their instruments and setting music to a children’s story for performance. *Students should bring their own instruments. Please call the camp office with questions regarding instruments.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDY SKILLS – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 8 (Weeks 2–4)   
9–10:30 a.m.  •  $150/week 
This new course is designed to help middle school students develop stronger study skills and identify strategies for success. Topics will include study approaches that are effective for each subject area, note-taking skills, and how to plan and work on long-term projects. An introduction to programs like Quizlet and apps to help organize content and aid in practice will also be included.

YOUTH DIGITAL:  
SERVER DESIGN 1 
Grades 3–8 (campers will be divided into smaller groups according to age) 
June 27–July 1 & July 18–22 (Weeks 3 & 6)
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  •  $495/week
Third-grade through eighth-grade campers will design and build their own customized Minecraft server by utilizing Java programming — one of the most popular coding languages in the world. They will learn to use a pro-level Java development tool and master introductory computer programming concepts including methods and parameters, if-then statements, and more. At the end of the week, campers will have completed shareable Minecraft servers that they built from scratch. They can access the online version of this course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Requirement: A minimum of 12 campers is needed to run this course with a maximum of 30 campers. 

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS: 
BUILDING CITIES – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • July 11–15 (Week 5)   
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  •  $495 
Do you have what it takes to engineer a magnificent city from an inhabitable environment? During this camp, middle school students form their very own construction crew and work together as a team to build a city from the ground up. Crews design essential urban structures, develop processes to purify water and generate their own power. Join up with a crew to compete in challenges designed to test the strength of your designs in Building Cities. This full-day camp will also introduce your child to the role that engineers play in our daily lives by engaging their minds in various hands-on activities where s/he will learn fundamental concepts from multiple engineering disciplines.

VETRI CHEF ACADEMY – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • July 11–15 (Week 5)
9 a.m.–12 p.m. • $325
 
Do you know a camper that has an interest in cooking? This unique camp for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders will give participants the opportunity to learn basic culinary skills and techniques through hands-on instruction with a Vetri Community Partnership Chef. Campers will explore a variety of different recipes from start to finish. The best part, of course, is getting to taste their delicious creations! *Price for this course includes supply fees. 

GIRLS’ Rowing (WEEK 5 sold out)
BOYS’ ROWING

Grades 5–8 • July 11–July 29 ( Weeks 5–7), NEW DATES!! 
9–11 a.m.  •  $200/week 
Middle School girls (Week 5 & 7) and boys (Week 6) will learn the basics of the rowing stroke by utilizing the rowing tank and ergometers in the state-of-the-art Sonnenfeld Rowing Center at AIS. They will also travel to an operational boathouse on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia to see it all in action! For those new to rowing as well as those with experience, this clinic is not to be missed!

MATH REVIEW FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades 5–8 • July 11–July 29 (Weeks 5–7)  
9–10:30 a.m.  •  $150/week 
This course will reinforce basic math skills and strengthen problem-solving abilities for middle school students in a lively, enjoyable environment. The goal of this course is to help campers gain mastery in their computation skills using whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Use of basic geometry concepts will be used to enhance the teaching of computation.   Fun-filled math projects and hands-on activities are designed to help review basic concepts. Math Review offers students the opportunity to stay fresh with math concepts in an exciting setting.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE WITH COACH DUCK
Grades 4–8  •  July 25–28 (Week 7, M–Th)
9 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $250
Join AIS Varsity Lacrosse Coach Jenny Duckenfield (2015 PAISAA Champions, 2015 and 2014 Inter-Ac Champions, 2015 Philly Lacrosse Coach of the Year) for cutting edge attack-defense-midfield skill sessions! With instruction from top collegiate players, campers in fourth grade through eighth grade will focus on goalie techniques and stick skills. There will be several opportunities for on-field decision-making to build skills and confidence on the field. Please bring your own stick, mouth guard, cleats, sneakers, and water bottle.

SWEET TREATS – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  •  9–10:30 a.m.  •  $165/week
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delectable offering! Our AIS chefs will be creating culinary confections like truffles, fudge, and more. Campers in fifth grade through eighth grade will receive recipes for their sweet treats to share with friends and family in their own kitchens. 

 

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
9–10:30 a.m.  •  
$150/week 
Using Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 kits and laptop computers, campers in fifth grade through eighth grade will design, build, and program robots that perform specific tasks. Beginning with robot designs and programs with complete instructions, they will quickly progress to building their own concepts and have fun while learning the fundamental principles of robotics and programming.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
9–10:30 a.m.  •  $150/week 
This introductory course will give you tips and skills for taking even better digital pictures. Middle school campers will be able to take pictures on a variety of subjects and alter them using computer programs like Adobe Photoshop and iPhoto. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome but a digital camera, along with a USB cord, are  necessary.

BIZARRE SCIENCE – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $150/week 
Odd and exciting experiments lie ahead in our Bizarre Science lab! Get ready to get messy as our young scientists travel off the beaten path to explore fun and freaky elements of science.

 BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $150/week 
A safe, fun way to learn self-defense while getting a fast, full body workout! Designed to help smaller, weaker individuals protect themselves, it is a fast-growing sport as well as a terrific system for defense. Campers in fifth grade through eighth grade will learn and practice basic techniques through warm-ups, games, and other activities.

CREATIVE WRITING 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7) 
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  •  $150/week
Use your imagination, wits, and insight to hone your writing skills! Campers in fifth grade through eighth grade will be encouraged to develop their own personal voice through a variety of writing styles. In previous years, students have written poetry, persuasive non-fiction, and even dramatic scripts.


AFTERNOON CAMPS


Paint Like the Masters - New!
Grades 5–8  •  June 13–17 (Week 1)
12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  •  $300

Learn the painting techniques of masters like Picasso, Rembrandt, and more! Campers will explore brush strokes, color palettes, and the varying styles of history’s greatest painters as they create their own works of art.

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SQUASH 
Grades 4–8  •  June 20–24 (Week 2), (WEEK 2 SOLD OUT)
NEW DATES Grades 4-8!! July 5–8 (
Week 4)
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.  •  $130
Alex Stait, AIS Director of Squash and former world No. 52-ranked player will be leading the AIS Squash Clinic, designed to help the beginner/intermediate player get a firm grasp of the techniques needed to reach a high level of play. Each session will focus on technique and hand-eye coordination, which will give players a great start in the sport. Places are limited, and we look forward to seeing you on the court! Racquets, goggles, and balls will be provided. Players must wear clean, non-skid shoes. Maximum of 12 players.

Grades 4–8  •  July 5–8 (Week 4) 
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.  •  $150 
Coach Doug DiSesa will be leading the Week 4 AIS Squash Clinic, designed to help the beginner/intermediate player get a firm grasp of the techniques needed to reach a high level of play. Each session will focus on technique and hand-eye coordination, which will give players a great start in the sport. Places are limited, and we look forward to seeing you on the court! Racquets, goggles, and balls will be provided. Players must wear clean, non-skid shoes. Maximum of 12 players.

GarageBand Basics
& Recording – NEW!

Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 8 (Weeks 2–4)  
12:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  •  $150/week 
Ever wonder what it’s like to be in the recording industry? In this introductory course, campers will learn how to use the popular GarageBand software to record their own music, voices, and interviews. Using AIS Mac laptops, campers will work throughout the week on individual and group projects.

JEWELRY DESIGN – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 8  (Weeks 2–4)  
12:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  •  $165/week 
Develop your own personal style and creativity! Learn the basics of jewelry making from beading to wire-wrapping in this new course. Campers will create from various types of materials to make beautiful, wearable art!

 

CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY (CABS) – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29, Excluding July  4–8  (Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)   
12:30 a.m.–2 p.m. •  $150/week
 
The CABS training program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. It provides fundamental information in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants. There are written and skill evaluations throughout the course and participants will be given a certification card upon successful course completion. The intended audience for this course is 11- to 15-years-olds who are providing babysitting and child care services. This course is offered through the nationally accredited American Health & Safety Institute. 

TEAM BUILDING & 
SURVIVAL CHALLENGE – NEW! 
Grades 5–8 • July 11–July 29  (Weeks 5–7)  
12:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  •  $150/week  
Campers will learn to collaborate and work as a team to accomplish a variety of real and scenario-based challenges. Teammates will develop communication, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills to accomplish rescue missions, survival games, and other challenges.

Painting & Pottery – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • July 11–July 29 (Weeks 5–7)  
12:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  •  $165/week  
Discover your inner artist by creating a unique piece of work to call your own! Campers will explore form, color, and texture as they learn basic techniques in painting and pottery. Opportunities to work in both mediums will be available throughout each week as campers express themselves through canvas and clay. Pottery will be available for pickup approximately 7-10 days after the session ends.

PLATOON FITNESS: STRENGTH & CONDITIONING – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  12:30–2 p.m.  •  $150/week 
Strength training is safe and good for kids — when it’s done the right way — and is recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics. Strength training research proves kids who are stronger and more conditioned perform better in school and are less likely to engage in unhealthy activities. This is a well-rounded, comprehensive program that encourages hard work and progressive overload of the musculature. Every major muscle group in the body will be addressed. Equal amounts of work will be done on each side of the joint. A specialized assessment will be performed to determine which muscles are deficient. This program is taught by a Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning coach who specializes in working with adolescent athletes.

Graphic Novels &
Comic Writing – NEW!

Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
2–3:30 p.m.  •  $150/week  
Learn how to create your own comic books! Campers will learn the basics of crafting comic strips and graphic novels using both pen and paper as well as computers. Prior experience not needed!

Actor’s Workshop – NEW!
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
2–3:30 p.m.  •  $150/week   
Actors will explore a variety of theatrical concepts, including character work, improvisation, scene study, and more. In addition to gaining skills necessary for success in the theatre, campers will also develop public speaking, confidence, and problem-solving abilities. 

FITNESS BOOTCAMP 
Grades 5–8 • June 20–July 29 (Weeks 2–7)  
2–3:30 p.m.  •  $150/week
 
Fitness Boot Camp is the perfect course to prepare and condition any athlete for their upcoming sport season. Campers will build strength, endurance, overall fitness, and confidence while experiencing a variety of sessions including, speed, agility, body weight exercises, and interval training. Campers will also gain an understanding of properly preparing their bodies for exercise, proper stretching for recovery, and monitoring their heart rate. Fitness Bootcamp will be taught by Lauren Hoopes and Mary Quigg, current AIS faculty and staff members. Lauren's credentials include: Degree in Exercise Science and Heath and Physical Education, AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Spinning Instructor, Cardio Kickboxing Instructor, AIS Upper School Volleyball Coach and Middle School Softball Coach, Physical Education and Wellness Teacher at AIS, Fitness Class Instructor for Upper School Students. Mary's credentials include: AIS Business Office staff member, Fitness Instructor for Lower School Students at AIS, Fitness Class Instructor for Middle School Students at AIS.

Agnes Irwin School offers some of the best summer camps in the Philadelphia area for Pre-K through high school.

Ithan Avenue & Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010

Tel: 610.672.1272 | summer@agnesirwin.org


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