Your child's brain benefits from stimulation all year, not just from September to June. Steppingstone's summer camp is ready to fill your child's need for quality enrichment and fun throughout the summer. Recreation is combined with learning in a relaxed, caring and safe environment that provides diverse and challenging activities.
Steppingstone's program is unique because it offers children the opportunity to choose the theme week they wish to attend while those children who enroll for the whole summer are provided with a new and exciting topic every week. The small student to teacher ratio allows for a high degree of individual attention. Children are placed in developmentally appropriate learning groups consisting of 8-12 children per instructor.
Our program was designed by Kiyo A. Morse, Head of Steppingstone School, and is run by professional staff assisted by camp instructors. Summer is just around the corner and registering for Steppingstone's Summer Camp is the best way to start your great summer experience.
Session III-A: July 8–12
Instructor: Shari Dudek – Earned a Bachelor degree from Madonna University and is a certified teacher who has taught at Steppingstone School for 5 years
Accio, young witches and wizards! Ride your Nimbus 2000s to Steppingstone School for a week of magical adventures. Brew up some fun in Potions, grab a Golden Snitch in a game of Quidditch and taste-test some of Mrs. Weasley’s favorite recipes. Earn House Points for trivia and more. We’ll make our own wands (with some tips from Mr. Ollivander, of course). For our final day of camp, you may come in costume, and we’ll enjoy some butterbeer and goodies from Honeyduke’s.
Western Martial Arts: How cool is this? Learn real world self-defense skills while working with classmates on challenges and games. You will learn how to use practice swords, shields and knives. Open to students 8 and older, or by permission of the instructor. Heather Gutterman, instructor, is the Head of School at Polaris Fellowship of Weapons Study. She has practiced and taught western martial arts, self-defense and conflict resolution for over 15 years. Class runs from July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training (SMART) Center*: During this week, middle and high school students will engage in original research experiences that are usually available only to college graduates. Learn how to design and conduct your own experiment, develop hypotheses, analyze your data and reach conclusions based on experimental results. The instructor is Dr. Reef Morse, Prof. Emeritus Illinois State University, Department of Chemistry, President of Scientific Software Services, and Steppingstone Computer Programming instructor. The class runs from Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
* Contingent upon acceptance into the program. Application forms are available at www.smart-center.org.
Join us for a week of Steppingstone Violin Camp. This class is an opportunity for beginning and intermediate violin students to sharpen their violin skills in only one week by working closely with Dr. Marc Levine, a visiting music instructor. Focus on posture, tone, techniques and memory. Activities will include individual and group lessons, indoor and outdoor games, music theory and music history. Dr. Marc Levine received his doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook in violin performance. He is an expert in baroque violin technique and has studied all over the world with master performers. The class runs from Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.