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) Junior Greek Mythology – K-3
Come travel back in time to Ancient Greece to learn all about Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters! Campers will discover the stories behind figures like Athena, goddess of wisdom, Zeus, the god of thunder, Perseus, the hero that freed Pegasus from the monster Medusa, and so much more! We will design our own Grecian urns and labyrinths, make a lyre like Apollo’s, and more. The week will end with our very own Olympic games!
2) Wearable Art – grades 5-10
Design, decorate, wear! What’s better than wearing or using something that you made? Unleash your inner creativity by making wearable and decorative crafts. Crafty campers will design and transform materials into wearable masterpieces such as keychains, wallets, jewelry, and more. Do you know you can transform T-shirts into tote bags? Make it creative and join the DIY revolution!
3) Youth Leadership – grades 6-12
Build leadership skills this summer by writing mission statements, responding to journal prompts, and doing reflective exercises. Students will work on the following habits during the week: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win-win, seeking to first understand and then to be understood, to synergize, and to “sharpen the saw” (that’s highly effective speak for taking care of yourself).
4) Trail Blazers – grades 3-8
Campers will enjoy hiking and walking at local parks and trails as well as explore the 5K cross-country trail on the FCDS campus. Along with walking and hiking, students will learn about healthy lifestyles take part in fun outdoor activities
5) Coding Camp – grades 5-9
Coding and computer programming builds analytical thinking skills, problem-solving, and is also just plain fun. This camp explores what it means to code, and campers will have opportunities to solve a wide range of problems – using the Lego EV3 robotic platform and program it to run obstacles. We’ll explore concepts of automation, physics, and electronics.
6) A Cappella Camp – grades 6-12
Do you enjoy listening to artists such as the Pentatonix or Peter Hollens? Is the Pitch Perfect movie series one of your all-time favorites? If so, what if you learned that you could sing just like them? At the a cappella camp, you can! Campers will learn all of the basics of the contemporary a cappella style – singing and vocal technique, beatboxing, arranging and composition, microphone technique, and how to rock the stage. It all culminates with a showcase performance at the end of the week!
7) Serve the City – grades 3-9
What a better way to enjoy summer fun than serving others in our own community. Each day we will learn about local organizations and complete service projects that will benefit and impact the lives of others in our community. We will do service projects both on and off-campus while following all health and safety guidelines.
8) Pottery – 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.
9) History – A Tour of Winston Salem – grades 5-8
This limited-capacity exploratory week will take campers and show them Winston-Salem as they’ve never seen it before. Why? The history of Winston-Salem is just too rich to miss! Beginning over 250 years ago, this city’s history is dynamic and alive. Each day, campers will board the bus and head off in search of knowledge, stepping through each of the pivotal eras of our local history to develop a deeper understanding of where we come from and how we got here.
10) All Sports – grades K-5
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.
We hope your child will join us for FCDS Summer Enrichment! Covid safety protocols in place. Before and After Care offered. All welcome! Learn more and register at fcds.org/summer today. Space is filling up quickly!