Whether your children enjoy exploration, art, sports or serving others, FCDS Summer Enrichment has plenty of activities to let them discover new passions, create masterpieces, make friends and take learning to the next level.
Our experienced instructors and beautiful campus will ensure a memorable summer experience for your child. FCDS Summer Enrichment offers more than 150 different camps as well as academic programs through the Johnson Academic Center for grades K-12.
Here’s a sample of 10 exciting camps your children may enjoy:
1) Watercolor Wonder – Grades 3-6
Welcome to the wonderful world of color! Campers will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used to create pieces in watercolor. Each day, they will learn a new technique using watercolor and create a painting to showcase that technique. Come find out what can be done with water media!
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 a pinhole camera, make photograms in the darkroom to learn how to use the enlargers, and shoot, process and print on 35 mm film. Campers 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 making art and learning about the history of the medium! Campers may bring their own camera, but it is not required.
3) Junior Enrichment: Literature Meets Lego – Grades K-2
Bring books to life with Lego creations! Imaginations soar as campers combine their favorite storybook with their love of Legos. Each day of camp will bring new and exciting adventures as we explore different themes such as building custom playgrounds, life on a farm and custom car creations. This camp encourages your child’s interest in reading while facilitating creative building and enhancing fine motor skills. Each daily theme will be reinforced with Legos, books, crafts, music, iPads and more. What could be better than combining a love of reading with Legos in one seriously awesome camp?
4) Basketball Camp – Grades K-12
Athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn more about the game in a supportive environment. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from our varsity boys’ basketball coaches and players. Work on the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling and shooting, while also learning team defensive and offensive concepts.
5) Outdoor Adventures – Grades 6-10
Make every day an adventure! Each day, we will venture outside both on and off campus to enjoy ourselves in nature. Activities will include everything from physical activities like hiking to low-key scavenger hunts and geocaching. We will have five full days of outdoor adventure. Grab a friend, and come along for an amazing week of exploration and adventure!
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) Music Producers – Grades 7-10
Music Producer camp will teach you some basic techniques to create music from scratch. Campers will be able to create their own music/sounds, collaborate with others and also learn how to express themselves in different genres. Maybe the skills you learn in this camp will lead to producing music with big names like Drake and Adele or writing scores for movies like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The possibilities are endless!
9) Mindful Art & Yoga – Grades 2-6
Join us for a week that will cultivate mind-body connection, kindness, creativity and summer fun through artistic creations and yoga. Each day will consist of two hours of creative art and activities with one hour of yoga teachings and movement in between. These simple and mindful art activities will help you tap into your creativity and self-care practices. Campers will experience the beautiful outdoor peacefulness around campus as they find inspiration inwards and outwards.
10) Soccer Camp – Grades K-6
FCDS Varsity Coaches Julie McCann, Brendan Bohon and Nuwo Johnson invite you to join our annual soccer camp. Players will be challenged to improve in all skill areas: footwork, passing, scoring, moving without the ball, communication and goalie work. This camp is open to boys and girls. Players will be grouped by ability and experience. Cleats and shin guards are required, and water bottles are highly recommended.
We hope your child will join us for FCDS Summer Enrichment! Half-day and full-day options. Before- and after-care offered. Everyone is welcome! Learn more and register at fcds.org/summer today. Space is filling up quickly!