Thomas Jefferson Summer Scholars
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Hero Training: Thesius, Jason of the Argonauts, Percy Jackson. Are you an aspiring hero? Do you have what it takes? Join Summer Scholars for a week spent exploring Greek and Roman mythology. Mornings will be spent studying mythology and creating a play to perform the last day of camp. This camp is open to rising 4th through 8th grade students.
Session 1: In Greek mythology, the hero, Herakles, is credited with organizing the first running races at Olympia to celebrate the completion of one of his twelve labors. In the afternoons, campers will compete in some of these ancient Olympic events, as well as devising their own and testing their strength in physical and mental hero challenges.
Session 2: In Homer’s great work, the Odyssey, clever Penelope proposes an archery contest to challenge her suitors. Great Odysseus, a skilled archer, uses the challenge to reveal his true identity and defeat the suitors. Likewise, archery plays an important role to the Greek gods, such as Cupid and Artemis. As rising young heroes, campers will spend the afternoons honing this crucial skill as well as engaging in physical and mental challenges and games.
Magical Inquiry: Join Summer Scholars for Hogwarts-themed coursework, athletics, and outdoor activities! This camp welcomes muggles in rising 4th through 8th grades.
Mornings will be spent rotating through classes, such as potions (magical chemistry), witchcraft through the ages (the history of the Salem witch trials), and arithmancy (math and engineering). Campers will be divided into houses, and together they will devise a house name and its defining traits. They will compete against the other houses throughout the week in team building activities, physical and mental challenges, and, of course, ground quidditch.
SSAT Prep and Games: Join Summer Scholars for SSAT Test Prep with personalized strategy instruction and fun camp games! This camp is open to rising 5th through 8th grade students.
This one-week, full-day (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) camp will provide an overview of the sections of the SSAT for rising 5th through 8th grade students. Mornings will be spent on creative writing. Each afternoon will be devoted to a section of the test: analogies, synonyms, quantitative, and reading comprehension. Test prep will be alternated with fun indoor and outdoor games, such as live Clue, capture the flag, board games, and slip n’ slide. The camp will culminate in an optional practice test. A detailed report of practice test results will be sent out to both families including both estimated percentiles and recommendations for further study.
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