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Summer 2018 Information Coming Feb. 1, 2018. Registration Opens Feb. 13, 2018.

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Grades 6-8

Park Tudor summer camps for middle schoolers are a great opportunity to get hands-on with some new skills and dive deeper into some of your favorite subjects. Most camps are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Students entering 6th grade can stay all day with our Camp PT Afternoon Option.

Week 1: June 5-9 "Cooperation"

Outdoor Adventures

Grades 5-8
Jennifer Palmer, Park Tudor English Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

In Outdoor Adventures, students will learn through discovery and movement as they explore the world around them. We will participate in a variety of healthy, outdoor activities that will give us a greater sense of the local community. Leadership skills will be our focus as we hike, canoe, and explore the wonders of nature. Along the way, we will use technology to document events, ideas, and reactions. Time will be spent capturing moments, editing footage, and creating finalized video blogs or photo journals that explore our experiences.

2x4 Woodworking & Math: Locker Shelves

Grades 3-6
Courtney Whitehead, Park Tudor Athletics Director
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$155

Woodworking is a time-honored skill that always comes in handy. If you love to build, or if you are heading to PT Middle School in the fall, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to construct your very own custom shelving system for your locker, closet or clubhouse. Students will be instructed on how to safely use a variety of woodworking tools as they put their plans into production. You’ll have the coolest, most organized locker in the hallway and have a great time with your friends during this week of woodworking fun.

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Grades 3-8
Ashley Grant, Park Tudor Lacrosse Coach
Cortney Fretz, Park Tudor Lacrosse Assistant Coach
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

The Park Tudor Girls Lacrosse Camp is designed to build and teach the basic skills of lacrosse. Each camper will receive individual and team-oriented instruction. Campers should bring a mouth guard and a water bottle. If a camper has a stick and goggles, she should bring them as well. If not, this equipment will be provided during camp.

All Day

Spanish Immersion Camp

Grades K-6
Dr. Francisco Hidalgo, Program Director and Park Tudor Spanish Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 5-30 (minimum two weeks required to register)
$375/week

Spanish Immersion Camp is a unique program that combines an outstanding opportunity for learning with a fun and relaxed summer camp. Immersion is the secret to learning a foreign language. We are proud to offer this peerless language experience for Lower School students.

Spanish Immersion Camp Info

One Hour Lessons

Private Piano Lessons

Grades 1-12
Jennifer Hufford, Park Tudor Piano Instructor and Accompanist
$65 per 60-minute lesson

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays)
60-minute lessons; students can sign up for as many time slots as they would like
10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer is the perfect time to begin, expand, or enrich your piano skills! We will explore and discover a broad landscape of musical elements that promote piano development. These lessons are tailor-made for beginner, intermediate, or advanced pianists. I customize a fun and holistic approach for each student’s area of musical interest by including sight-reading, ear-training, and listening activities to enhance their chosen repertoire. I look forward to working with new students as well as my current students!

*Students are not required to have had any prior piano study, but they must have a piano or full size keyboard to practice on at home.

Week 2: June 12-16 "Leadership"

Minecraft Mini-Games

Grades 5-8
Joseph Fumusa, Park Tudor Social Studies Teacher & Associate Director of College Counseling
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

It’s Minecraft Mania this summer at Park Tudor! This class will teach you about Minecraft Mini-games and empower you to build worlds and solve puzzles. Not only that, but we’ll also turn up the heat with some friendly competition and have you set goals that challenge your own creativity. We will have Battle-Dome, SkyWars, and more. We’ll begin with learning how to survive in ‘vanilla’ Minecraft before we go on to the mini-games…but that won’t take long. We hope you join us on this fun-filled adventure (while developing a greater appreciation for math and science) through Minecraft Mini-games galore.

Safe Sitter

Grades 6-8
Toni Gillig RN
JUNE 12-15 (NO CLASS ON FRIDAY)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$125

Ready to start your own babysitting business? Safe Sitter can teach you the skills to do this important job and do it well! Becoming a Safe Sitter means you will gain confidence and learn how to handle situations that may happen on the job when babysitting. The Safe Sitter course includes the following curriculum: Babysitting as a Business, Success on the Job, Child Care Essentials, Safety for the Sitter, Injury Management, Preventing Problem Behavior, Care of Choking Infant or Choking Child, Basic Infant and Child CPR, Preventing Injuries and Behavior Management. We will use hands-on mannequin practice in rescue skills, small group interactive learning, role-playing games, and interaction with a toddler or preschool guest. This course is taught by a certified Safe Sitter instructor, so at the completion of the class all students will be awarded their official Safe Sitter Certification and Babysitting Manual.

Boys Baseball Camp

Grades 2-6
Courtney Whitehead, Park Tudor Athletic Director
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

This camp will teach and stress the importance of the basic fundamentals of baseball. Proper throwing mechanics, catching, fielding and hitting techniques are a few topics that will be taught throughout the camp. Kids of all skill levels are highly encouraged to participate. Camp will be held at the Park Tudor baseball complex, and campers are expected to wear baseball pants for each session. For more information, please contact Courtney Whitehead at 317-415-2723.

Mission: IMPROV-able

Grades 6-8
Brooke DeBettignies, Improviser - Director - Instructor NYC
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Students will learn to think on their feet and build characters in the unique world of improvisation. Students will gain confidence in their own ideas, think on their feet, say “yes, and…” to their troupe mate’s ideas, and laugh a lot!! Improvisation is a terrific approach for young people to learn the life skills of flexibility and confidence.

Around the World in Five Days!

Grades 5-8
Kelly Wilson, Park Tudor History and Humanities Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Grab your passport! In this project-based learning experience, students will study a different area of the world each day, considering the region’s geography, history, art, culture, music, and cuisine, among other things. The camp will incorporate guest speakers, craft-making, food tastings, and research skills. By the end of the week, students will come away with increased knowledge about global regions and the people who inhabit them as well as the curiosity and skills to keep learning even more!

Afternoon

Boys and Girls Soccer

Grades 1-6
Rana Hoffbauer, Park Tudor Soccer Coach
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150

Technical skill development (dribbling, shooting and passing) is the main focus for this camp experience. For the skilled campers, tactical instruction will be provided in specific contexts. However, players of all playing abilities are encouraged to participate. Application of skill development will occur through restricted and full-field match play. For more information, please contact Coach Rana Hoffbauer.

Boys Hoosier Lacrosse Academy

Grades 3-12
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$175

Coaches:
Brett Mahoney, Park Tudor Lacrosse Assistant Coach
AJ Ablog, MCLA Taylor University
Adam Verhoestra, DII University of Indianapolis
Franki Sergi, DII Lincoln Memorial
Daniel Sahm, MCLA Purdue University

The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy has put together some of Indiana’s most accomplished lacrosse players and coaches to work with you! Our experienced coaches work to develop players’ skills and tactics, integrating scrimmaging with practical drills. Every player is sure to learn something new, and have an opportunity to practice their skills. Skills covered will be passing/catching, checks/holds, ground balls, inside/outside shooting dodging, faceoffs, individual team defense, and much more! What to bring: All players will need all their gear which includes their stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth piece, athletic cup and a full water bottle. Every player will receive a camp t-shirt.

All Day

Summer Stock Stage Presents Aladdin Jr. (June 12-25)

Grades 2-8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$600 (two-week camp plus rehearsals and performances)

Camp - June 12-16 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Rehearsals - June 17, 18 (1:00 - 6:00 p.m.) and June 19, 20 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
Performances - June 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. and June 24, 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Summer Stock Stage at Park Tudor

Spanish Immersion Program

Grades K-6
Dr. Francisco Hidalgo, Program Director and Park Tudor Spanish Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 5-30 (minimum two weeks required to register)
$375/week

Spanish Immersion Camp is a unique program that combines an outstanding opportunity for learning with a fun and relaxed summer camp. Immersion is the secret to learning a foreign language. We are proud to offer this peerless language experience for Lower School students.

Spanish Immersion Camp Info

Week 3: June 19-23 "Grit"

Comic Books Galore

Grades 5-8
Joe Fumusa, Park Tudor Social Studies Teacher and Associate Director of College Counseling
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do you enjoy comic books? Whether you fashion yourself as a writer, artist, or just plain fan and aficionado of comic books this class is for you! Topics studied will include the history of comics, DC vs Marvel, artist/writer influences, heroes through the years, Watchmen, and Comics Today/Monthly Comics. We will talk about creativity, what makes a good character, how to hook readers, and even try our own hand at creating a comic strip. It will be a terrific week you won’t want to miss!

Panther Tennis Camp

Grades 6-8
Andrea Sanders, Park Tudor Director of Tennis Operations, US Girls Tennis Coach and Five Seasons Director of Tennis
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

The goal of this one-week camp is to develop the fundamentals in each student in a fun and engaging environment so they can progress with the game for the rest of their lives. Camps are for the beginner to advanced beginner player. Please wear tennis attire and rackets will be provided if needed. This group is geared towards Middle School-aged campers playing for the first time and wishing to get the basics of tennis and for players with a little experience wishing to participate on the Middle School team. Focus will be on skill building and learning how to play points, games and matches.

Journalism

Grades 6-8
Jennifer Palmer, Park Tudor English Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Students will have a blast jumping into the world of Journalism through this introductory course. They will have opportunities to develop questioning skills through interviews, and they will use the research process to uncover answers for their audience. An interactive field trip to a news station is also on the agenda for the week. This course is a great way to strengthen research and writing skills while using different forms of technology.

Football Camp

Grades 2-8
Orlando Lowry, Park Tudor Football Coach
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

This five-day camp will benefit players of all skill levels. Emphasis will be placed on throwing, catching, and securing the football, as well as the fundamentals of blocking and tackling. We will introduce basic terminology as well as the life lessons of teamwork and fair play. This is a non-contact camp. Athletic clothes and cleats are recommended but not required. Join former NFL Colts player Orlando Lowry for a week of skills, teamwork and football fun!

Reading & Writing Workshop

Grades 4-6
Kelly Wilson, Park Tudor History and Humanities Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do you love to read and write? Are you looking for a chance to learn from the experts, hone your writing skills, and ultimately publish your very own piece of writing? In this workshop-style camp, students will engage with a variety of texts from award-winning children’s book writers to study their craft so that they can apply those same techniques to their own writing. Mini-lessons geared toward reading and writing strategies that can be applied across the grade levels will guide the week, which will also include ample time for students to work through the writing process by generating ideas, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their own short stories. Aside from mini-lessons, individualized teacher-to-student and peer-to-peer conferring will support students on a daily basis.

All Day

Summer Stock Stage Presents Aladdin Jr. (June 12-25)

Grades 2-8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$600 (two-week camp plus rehearsals and performances)

Camp - June 12-16 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Rehearsals - June 17, 18 (1:00 - 6:00 p.m.) and June 19, 20 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
Performances - June 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. and June 24, 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Summer Stock Stage at Park Tudor

Spanish Immersion Camp

Grades K-6
Dr. Francisco Hidalgo, Program Director and Park Tudor Spanish Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 5-30 (minimum two weeks required to register)
$375/week

Spanish Immersion Camp is a unique program that combines an outstanding opportunity for learning with a fun and relaxed summer camp. Immersion is the secret to learning a foreign language. We are proud to offer this peerless language experience for Lower School students.

Spanish Immersion Camp Info

Youth Digital STEM Camp: App Design

Innovators Institute at Park Tudor presents Youth Digital STEM Camp: App Design

Grades 3-9
Youth Digital Staff
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$400

Kids build their own mobile app!

In this camp kids learn foundational mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game!

During camp, kids will complete a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app’s functionality! Kids learn the same App Design concepts the pros use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make their own mobile app! They learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, and the importance of user experience to make sure their game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make sure their game is exciting and challenging,

At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their finished app on their Android or iOS device! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

Week 4: June 26-30 "Community"

Checkmate Chess

Grades K-8
Learning Through Games Staff
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do your kids like chess, or do you think they would? Chess is a great tool to teach decision-making, mathematics and logic. This course is designed for children who wish to learn the wonderful game of chess! Whether you have never moved a chess piece or know the fundamentals but want to work on becoming a stronger player, this course is just for you. Known for their expertise and child-friendly manner in teaching chess, the Learning Through Games Staff provides a week of learning appropriate for each level of experience.

Middle School Boys and Girls Tennis

Grades 6-8
Andrea Sanders, Park Tudor Director of Tennis Operations, US Girls Tennis Coach and Five Seasons Director of Tennis
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

This camp is designed for middle school athletes that are looking for more tennis exposure through drills and competitive play.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Latin in the Modern World

Grades 5-8
Sarah McDaniels, Park Tudor Classics Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Latin, more than ever before, is a living language of universal and perennial relevance. Much research has shown that studying the ancient world at a young age advances students far ahead of their peers in such wide and varying fields as reading, vocabulary, spelling, math, science, and logic skills. This program will introduce young minds to the world of Latin through classical mythology, Roman culture and daily life, ancient history, and artistic and group activities. Through a study of classics in the modern world, students will examine how classical reception is perceived through the Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games series. Students will also learn common expressions in Latin, including derivatives, colors, greetings, numbers, and Latin in daily use (ante/post meridiem: a.m./p.m., anno domini: A.D., et cetera: etc.).

Rip-roaring Puppetry

Grades 6-8
Brooke DeBettignies, Improviser - Director - Instructor NYC
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$155

Students will get an overview of the different styles of puppetry and its history. Focusing on tabletop and found object puppetry, they will create puppets of their own and exercise their power as a puppeteer. After paired performances, we will discuss how puppetry can make certain themes more accessible to audiences.

Moving on Up!

Grade 6
Kelly Wilson, Park Tudor History and Humanities Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$155

Congratulations! You have graduated from 5th grade and now it is time to Move on UP to middle school. Going from Lower School to Middle School will be exciting, but as with any change, there is a bit of curiosity and anxiety. Have all of your questions answered and put your stress to rest. We will take an active approach and explore the expectations of what middle school will be like. Topics include academic changes, homework requirements, time management, organization, study strategies, getting along with friends and teachers, making good choices, problem-solving, and setting realistic goals. This class will insure a successful introduction to the middle school experience.

Afternoon

VEX Robotics

Grades 6-8
Dario Untama, Park Tudor Science Teacher
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$175

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.

Strategy Games Camp

Grades K-8
Learning Through Games Staff
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150

Do you like chess? Risk? Stratego? Axis and Allies? Here, we learn those games and many more. Class will have fun lectures and interactive play. Meanwhile, students will be improving their math and decision-making skills. Taught by the locally famous Learning Through Games Group.

Ultimate Frisbee/Field Hockey Fun

Grades 2-8
Katie Dyer, Morristown Jr./Sr. High Physical Education Teacher
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150

What’s another way to say ULTIMATE? Best, perfect, and supreme, to name a few. Grab your friends and bring them to the field for the ultimate outdoor game experience of Ultimate Frisbee. But it gets better! The day will be split with exciting rounds of Field Hockey, which is a lot like regular hockey - without a large body of frozen water. You will have a blast passing and shooting with friends and going for the goal. Field time will be split based on age groups. Make sure you bring your athletic shoes, a water bottle, and the spirit of summer fun!

All Day

Spanish Immersion Camp

Grades K-6
Dr. Francisco Hidalgo, Program Director and Park Tudor Spanish Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 5-30 (minimum two weeks required to register)
$375/week

Spanish Immersion Camp is a unique program that combines an outstanding opportunity for learning with a fun and relaxed summer camp. Immersion is the secret to learning a foreign language. We are proud to offer this peerless language experience for Lower School students.

Spanish Immersion Camp Info

Week 5: July 3-7 "Respect"

No Middle School camps July 3-7.

Week 6: July 10-14 "Integrity"

Order in the Court

Grades 6-8
Joseph Fumusa, Park Tudor Social Studies Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do not miss the opportunity to showcase your skills in front of an Indiana Supreme Court Justice! In this course, students will learn the art of persuasion in the courtroom by playing the roles of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and witnesses by preparing and performing a mock trial. This trial will take place at the Indiana Statehouse in the Indiana Supreme Court Room itself (Justice Massa presiding). In the end, a jury will pronounce a verdict and determine guilt or innocence.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Latin in the Modern World

Grades 5-8
Sarah McDaniels, Park Tudor Classics Teacher
9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Latin, more than ever before, is a living language of universal and perennial relevance. Much research has shown that studying the ancient world at a young age advances students far ahead of their peers in such wide and varying fields as reading, vocabulary, spelling, math, science, and logic skills. This program will introduce young minds to the world of Latin through classical mythology, Roman culture and daily life, ancient history, and artistic and group activities. Through a study of classics in the modern world, students will examine how classical reception is perceived through the Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games series. Students will also learn common expressions in Latin, including derivatives, colors, greetings, numbers, and Latin in daily use (ante/post meridiem: a.m./p.m., anno domini: A.D., et cetera: etc.).

Afternoon

Boys Hoosier Lacrosse Academy

Grades 3-12
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$175

Coaches:
Brett Mahoney, Park Tudor Lacrosse Assistant Coach
AJ Ablog, MCLA Taylor University
Adam Verhoestra, DII University of Indianapolis
Franki Sergi, DII Lincoln Memorial
Daniel Sahm, MCLA Purdue University

The Hoosier Lacrosse Academy has put together some of Indiana’s most accomplished lacrosse players and coaches to work with you! Our experienced coaches work to develop players’ skills and tactics, integrating scrimmaging with practical drills. Every player is sure to learn something new, and have an opportunity to practice their skills. Skills covered will be passing/catching, checks/holds, ground balls, inside/outside shooting dodging, faceoffs, individual team defense, and much more! What to bring: All players will need all their gear which includes their stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth piece, athletic cup and a full water bottle. Every player will receive a camp t-shirt.

All Day

*NEW* Java Bootcamp: Coding Basics

*New Class Added in April!*

Grades 5-8
Kiran Bohyer, Park Tudor Upper School Student
Riley Aquilano, Park Tudor Upper School Student
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$325

Interested in coding but don’t know where to start? Always wondered what computer programming is all about? This is the summer course for you! In this week long intensive class led by two passionate Park Tudor juniors and their mentor teacher, you will learn the basics of Java and the practical applications of computer science to your day-to-day lives. Coding is for everyone! Come and have fun and make new friends as you learn this new and valuable skill.

A Mac or PC laptop is required for the course. Please email summerschool@parktudor.org for specifics on the required materials. Students will also need to bring their own lunch.

One-hour lessons

Private Piano Lessons

Grades 1-12
Jennifer Hufford, Park Tudor Piano Instructor and Accompanist
$65 per 60-minute lesson

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays)
60-minute lessons; students can sign up for as many time slots as they would like
10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer is the perfect time to begin, expand, or enrich your piano skills! We will explore and discover a broad landscape of musical elements that promote piano development. These lessons are tailor-made for beginner, intermediate, or advanced pianists. I customize a fun and holistic approach for each student’s area of musical interest by including sight-reading, ear-training, and listening activities to enhance their chosen repertoire. I look forward to working with new students as well as my current students!

*Students are not required to have had any prior piano study, but they must have a piano or full size keyboard to practice on at home.

Week 7: July 17-21 "Compassion"

Anatomy Study: Basic Dissection

Grades 6-8
Sue Taylor, Park Tudor Science Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$175

Explore anatomy through several dissection exercises. Students will conduct both virtual and actual specimen dissections in the section. We will look at an owl pellet, cow’s eye, earthworm and frog in this laboratory-based session. Students will work in groups of two or three.

American Exceptionalism - Are We Really That Great?

Grades 6-8
Joe Fumusa, Park Tudor Social Studies Teacher and Associate Director of College Counseling
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

How important does it remain for the United States to lead the world in 2017? Would the politics across the globe suffer and the world become a more dangerous place if America began to withdraw and take a step back from numerous tensions, and let China, India, and Russia take our place? Do we have more pressing problems at home to attend to first? Now that the new American government has been in place for about 6 months how are they doing? The question ultimately is ours to study and debate in this class: Does the US have a special role to play in the world and are we still that ‘city on a hill’ that long ago defined the American experiment?

Boys and Girls Basketball Skills Camp

Grades 3-5 / 6-8
Michael Shelton, Park Tudor Varsity Basketball Coach
Jelani Williams, Park Tudor Middle School Basketball Coach
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Develop and expand your basketball skill set at the Park Tudor Basketball Skills Camp! Work on the court alongside current and former Park Tudor players who play both the high school and college levels. Campers will learn how to train to maximize their potential as a player and attain the tools necessary to play at the highest level.

One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (July 17-28)

Grades 3-6
Hattie Small, Park Tudor Senior Kindergarten Teacher
Ashley Didion, Eman School First Grade Teacher
Tracey Petrov, Park Tudor Art Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$300 (two-week course, July 17-28)

The objective of this class is for students to gain knowledge of world geography and the many diverse cultures found around the globe in an engaging environment. Learners will have the opportunities to learn from guest speakers about the fascinating cultures of their home country. They will learn valuable skills in researching the customs and traditions of many nations using text and online sources. Learners will have opportunities to engage their creative side by producing global-inspired art. They will prepare and taste the rich flavors from diets around the world. They will synthesize this understanding by presenting as tour guides at their student-produced Culture Fair held at the beautiful Park Tudor Wood Room. Students will leave with a greater understanding of our assorted world culture, and how it has shaped our own American culture.

Afternoon

Social Media & Society: How Well Does It Define Us?

Grades 6-8
Joe Fumusa, Park Tudor Social Studies Teacher and Associate Director of College Counseling
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150

What do you think of social media? Many in the world use it to expand communication and business potential, but doesn’t it also enhance my relationships and capability of staying connected 24/7? Is opposition to social media just a bunch of old people who exaggerate the so-called dangers? Are the social media networks of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, etc., improving my life and friendships? Would my social development be hampered without social media and would I have less friends at school? And, finally, how accurate is it anyway in terms of others getting to know me and me them? #letssharethoughts #privacyprotected #doesitaffectmyfuture #funwithfriends

VEX Robotics

Grades 6-8
Dario Untama, Park Tudor Science Teacher
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$175

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.

Creative Writing with Professor Watermelon

Grades 2-6
Chadwick Gillenwater (a.k.a. Professor Watermelon)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$155

Join Professor Watermelon on a trip around the world, and learn how to use your new knowledge to create your own fascinating stories. Explore ways to create memorable characters, exciting plots, and clever dialogue. Professor Watermelon will help you uncover ways to publish your work. And don’t forget the Melon Money you’ll earn for the prize auction after each workshop! With Prof. Watermelon, the exciting world of creative writing is at your fingertips. So grab a pencil and paper, and let’s go! Learn more about Professor Watermelon at www.professorwatermelon.com.

One-Hour Lessons

Private Piano Lessons

Grades 1-12
Jennifer Hufford, Park Tudor Piano Instructor and Accompanist
$65 per 60-minute lesson

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays)
60-minute lessons; students can sign up for as many time slots as they would like
10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer is the perfect time to begin, expand, or enrich your piano skills! We will explore and discover a broad landscape of musical elements that promote piano development. These lessons are tailor-made for beginner, intermediate, or advanced pianists. I customize a fun and holistic approach for each student’s area of musical interest by including sight-reading, ear-training, and listening activities to enhance their chosen repertoire. I look forward to working with new students as well as my current students!

*Students are not required to have had any prior piano study, but they must have a piano or full size keyboard to practice on at home.

Week 8: July 24-28 "Understanding Differences"

Nation Divided: The American Civil War

Grades 4-6
Dr. Barbara Wylie, Ivy Tech Community College Elementary Education Professor and Department Chair
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$150

The United States was very divided, and the Union had lost eleven states to the Confederacy. Finally, war was waged in 1861. The Civil War was the bloodiest war fought on American soil. With resources from the Indiana Historical Society, young learners will go on an intensive journey learning about the Civil War and how it affected Indiana. Traveling exhibits, exciting discussions and activities, and guest presentations from Civil War actors are what the Civil War experience has in store for its students.

Boys and Girls Basketball Skills Camp

Grades 6-8
Michael Shelton, Park Tudor Varsity Basketball Coach
Jelani Williams, Park Tudor Middle School Basketball Coach
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Develop and expand your basketball skill set at the Park Tudor Basketball Skills Camp! Work on the court alongside current and former Park Tudor players who play both the high school and college levels. Campers will learn how to train to maximize their potential as a player and attain the tools necessary to play at the highest level.

Checkmate Chess

Grades K-8
Learning Through Games Staff
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do your kids like chess, or do you think they would? Chess is a great tool to teach decision-making, mathematics and logic. This course is designed for children who wish to learn the wonderful game of chess! Whether you have never moved a chess piece or know the fundamentals but want to work on becoming a stronger player, this course is just for you. Known for their expertise and child-friendly manner in teaching chess, the Learning Through Games Staff provides a week of learning appropriate for each level of experience.

Beaded Jewelry Club

Grades 3-6
Laurel Barrett, Park Tudor Fifth Grade Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

Do you like jewelry? Tap into your creative side, and come join the fun of beaded jewelry club! We will use beads of all types to make bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings. You will learn how to make jewelry that you can wear or give as gifts to family and friends.

Middle and Upper School Tennis Camp

Grades 6-12
Andrea Sanders, Park Tudor Director of Tennis Operations, US Girls Tennis Coach and Five Seasons Director of Tennis
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150

The goal of this one-week camp is to develop the fundamentals in each student in a fun and engaging environment so they can progress with the game for the rest of their lives. Camps are for the beginner to advanced beginner player. Please wear tennis attire and rackets will be provided if needed. If you think you might like to try tennis or get better at the fundamentals, this camp is perfect for you. Focus will be on building skill and learning how to play points, games and matches.

One World, One Dream: Culture Class and Fair (July 17-28)

Grades 3-6
Hattie Small, Park Tudor Senior Kindergarten Teacher
Ashley Didion, Eman School First Grade Teacher
Tracey Petrov, Park Tudor Art Teacher
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$300 (two-week course, July 17-28)

The objective of this class is for students to gain knowledge of world geography and the many diverse cultures found around the globe in an engaging environment. Learners will have the opportunities to learn from guest speakers about the fascinating cultures of their home country. They will learn valuable skills in researching the customs and traditions of many nations using text and online sources. Learners will have opportunities to engage their creative side by producing global-inspired art. They will prepare and taste the rich flavors from diets around the world. They will synthesize this understanding by presenting as tour guides at their student-produced Culture Fair held at the beautiful Park Tudor Wood Room. Students will leave with a greater understanding of our assorted world culture, and how it has shaped our own American culture.

Afternoon

Bughouse Chess

Grades K-8
Learning Through Games Staff
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150

Do your kids love chess? If yes, then they will LOVE Bughouse. Bughouse is a team chess game that’s just as good for the mind as chess but many say even more fun. Camps will use Bughouse to teach logic, teamwork and will be taught in a very child friendly style! Taught by the famous Indiana Learning Through Games Group.

Advanced Robotics

Grades 6-8
Rick Gross, Park Tudor Assistant Director of Food Services
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$185

Robotics is a fun way to develop your engineering and computer science skills at a young age. We are inviting young campers with previous VEX experience (mastery of basic robotics, please) to take it to another level in Advanced Robotics. This class is sure to encourage high level thinking and analytical skills as you problem solve and collaborate to achieve your goals.

One-Hour Lessons

Private Piano Lessons

Grades 1-12
Jennifer Hufford, Park Tudor Piano Instructor and Accompanist
$65 per 60-minute lesson

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays)
60-minute lessons; students can sign up for as many time slots as they would like
10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer is the perfect time to begin, expand, or enrich your piano skills! We will explore and discover a broad landscape of musical elements that promote piano development. These lessons are tailor-made for beginner, intermediate, or advanced pianists. I customize a fun and holistic approach for each student’s area of musical interest by including sight-reading, ear-training, and listening activities to enhance their chosen repertoire. I look forward to working with new students as well as my current students!

*Students are not required to have had any prior piano study, but they must have a piano or full size keyboard to practice on at home.

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