Whether your child enjoys exploration, art, sports, or serving others, FCDS Summer Enrichment has plenty of activities to let him or her discover new passions, create masterpieces, make friends, and take learning to the next level.
Our experienced instructors and excellent facilities will ensure a memorable summer experience for your child. FCDS Summer Enrichment offers more than 100 different camps as well as 13 academic programs through the Johnson Academic Center for grades K-12.
Here’s a sample of 10 exciting camps your child may enjoy:
1) Outdoor Theater – grades 5-12
Come make a play as they did in Shakespeare’s day! This one-week theater intensive will cover essential theater skills like auditioning, improv, projection, theatrical movement, and stage combat. At the end of one week of workshops and rehearsals, we will mount an outdoor production of a shortened Shakespeare play for your family and friends to come to watch. All experience levels are welcome to join – everyone will have a role!
2) Photography – grades 6-12
Join FCDS art teacher John Kildahl for a week of photography exploration. Learn the fundamentals of how a camera works by building our own pinhole cameras, make photograms in the darkroom to learn how to use the enlargers, and shoot, process, and print your own 35 mm film. We will learn how to take photographs with digital cameras, import them with Lightroom, and make edits using Photoshop. It will be a fun, jam-packed week of photography when you will get to make your own art as well as learn about the history of the medium! Campers may bring their own camera, but it is not required.
3) Serve and Be Served – grades 5-8
What better way to share your summer fun than serving others while being served in return? Each day we will learn about local organizations and complete service projects that will benefit and impact the lives of others in our community. After game time and lunch, we will head out for an afternoon of fun as we take various field trips around town and participate in different activities.
4) Basketball Camp – grades K-12
Athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn more about the game in an encouraging environment. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from our Varsity Boys’ Basketball coaches and Varsity Boys’ Basketball players. Work on the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting, while also learning team defensive and offensive concepts.
5) Wilderness Survival Skills – grades 5-8
Led by FCDS’s Rachel Clark, campers will come away with many useful skills that include shelter building, edible and medicinal plant identification, fire skills, harvesting and using wild clays, pine needle basketry, and plant and animal illustration journals.
6) Ceramics – grades 6-12
Ever wanted to make your own mug, bowl, jar, vase, or teapot? Come join FCDS art teacher John Kildahl for a week of wheel throwing. No experience required. We will learn how to center our clay on the wheel, how to trim up our pieces to perfection, how to add handles and spouts, and how to glaze and decorate our bisque-fired work. It’ll be a messy and action-packed week of clay, and by the end, you’ll head home with some lovely handmade pottery.
7) All Sports – grades 3-8
Get active with a week of awesome activities and sports with your friends. FCDS Summer Enrichment coaches and leaders will give campers the opportunity to engage in and play a variety of different sports each day of the week. Campers will enjoy activities indoors and outdoors.
8) Junior Enrichment: Forces in Motion – grades K-2
Enter the world of force and motion. Enjoy tons of hands-on learning and fun. Your child will not want to miss this week of awesome exploration as we learn the how and why behind all our fun experiments that relate to the science of force and motion. Books, videos, crafts, games, and more both in and out of the classroom will help us gain momentum.
9) Spanish STEM – grades K-3
¿Hablas español? ¿Te gusta STEM? Join us as we build confidence and understanding of both STEM principles and the Spanish language as we learn and explore. Campers will engage in exciting hands-on STEM projects while stretching and expanding their Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills. This camp is a unique opportunity to experience an immersion environment while problem-solving and thinking critically. All Spanish proficiency levels are welcome!
10) Field Hockey – grades 2-6
Come join our week of field hockey fun! We will concentrate on skill work- specifically, ball-handling, passing fundamentals, and shooting- all in an atmosphere of summer fun! Come meet some new friends and learn more about the great sport of field hockey. All skill levels are welcome! Players will be grouped by level so that everyone ends the week a better player!
We hope your child will join us for FCDS Summer Enrichment! Before- and After-Care offered. All welcome! Learn more and register at fcds.org/summer today. Space is filling up quickly!