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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. Morning camps are 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Choose a half-day or full-day summer camp experience!

2021 6-8 Camps

Afternoon Camps
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2
  • Week 5: July 7-9
  • Week 6: July 12-16
  • Week 7: July 19-23
  • Week 8: July 26-30

Dear Families,

You may have noticed that there are not the same variety of afternoon options as we typically offer in our program.  This is intentional, as we are working to keep student cohorts the same all day.   If the need to keep students in cohorts does indeed relax, we may then be able to offer more a la carte PM options.

There are many listings that offer camp for the full day (8:30-3:30pm) with a supervised lunch and recess time.

We appreciate your understanding!

American Dream Amid American Politics (Grades 6-8)
  • Week 3: June 21-25

8:30am - 12:30 pm. ($175.00)


Instructor: Joe Fumusa

The American Dream is unquestionably a concept and priority of virtually every person who lives in the United States. This dream includes everything from home ownership, to a successful job and the potential for upward social mobility, to a wonderful education, freedom to be who I want to be in terms of beliefs and values, to fundamental components of equality and happiness for each individual and their family. The history of the pursuit of these possibilities have inspired and encouraged one generation of Americans to the next. Exploring what this all means to countless different people who live in the United States will prove to be a fascinating study, and is sure to challenge and inform our own values, and our own American Dream! Please join us for these intriguing and important debates!

Anatomy: Dissection Basics / Biology Basics (Morning or All Day)
  • Week 6: July 12-16

8:30am- 12:30pm ($195.00)

or 8:30am-3:30pm ($300.00)


Instructor: Hannah Sauce

Explore the study of anatomy in this introductory level dissection camp! Throughout the week students will get both virtual and hands on experience in anatomy and basic dissection. We will learn about lab safety, how to use surgical tools, the purpose of dissection in health sciences and related medical fields, the importance of ethical treatment of the specimens, and how to correctly dissect the specimens through different cutting techniques. We will dissect a variety of specimens, such as a frog, crayfish, earthworm, grasshopper and dogfish shark! This is a great introductory course for any student entering grades 6-9, or those students who have a passion for science! 

For students who choose the whole day, we will explore Biology Basics after lunch.  Biology, by definition, is the natural science that involves the study of life, physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Biology is also a foundational science class that enlays a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue careers in science. In “Bio Basics – Ecology students will get a taste of some of the surface-level topics included in the vast subject of Biology. The week will be focused primarily around Ecology and the study of plant and animal relationships to their physical and biological environment. In this week long course, students help become better prepared for the rigorous courses they will take in the future and get them excited about life science in a stress-free learning environment. Throughout the week, they will learn basic terminology, key concepts, lab skills and even get to design and implement their own experiment! This is a great pre-requisite for any student entering or currently in middle school and wanting to get a head start on the upcoming school year.

a)   TEAM BUDDY!  (Student Helper Volunteer)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2
  • Week 5: July 7-9
  • Week 6: July 12-16
  • Week 7: July 19-23
  • Week 8: July 26-30

The Summer Experience community is always growing and changing.  For many campers, its their first time to camp and even their first time to Park Tudor campus.  Our new volunteer opportunity for students is called TEAM BUDDY.  This group of student ambassadors will be helping new students find their camp location, answer questions, and simply be a friend!

We are looking for students who can be at camp by 8:00am each morning (or at least Monday and Tuesdays).  Grades 3-8 students who have attended camp previously are invited to sign up to help us on the weeks they are attending camp.

We believe this leadership opportunity will help build their character and give them a valuable experience helping to see the needs of others.

https://vimeo.com/395226485. We hope your student will consider joining our TEAM BUDDY this year!

Boys and Girls Karate with Sensei Gensheimer
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 12-16

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructor: Sensei Gensheimer

Children will have a a great time learning karate.  New students begin as white belts and progress through the ranks.  Students will gain confidence and problem-solving skills in a fun and supportive environment.  Students will learn appropriate use of karate.  Benefits include: focus, balance, strength, discipline, coordination, and personal development.  We will also discuss integrity, standing up for what you believe in and showing respect for all.  

No martial arts experience necessary – this course is taught by Jeanie Gensheimer, 7th degree black belt in Shorei Goju Ryu, and karate school owner. She holds a master's degree in martial and family therapy from Butler University.

Boys' Baseball Camp
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 2: June 14-18

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructor: Courtney Whitehead, Park Tudor Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director

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 Director of Summer Athletics, Andrea Calvert Sanders.

Chemistry 101 / Harry Potter Science (Morning or All Day)
  • Week 7: July 19-23

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)

or 8:30am-3:30pm ($285.00)


Instructors: Ms. Ahmadi

Have you ever wondered why certain substances bubble up or explode when they're combined?  During this course, students will learn about chemical reactions, the periodic table, properties of different substances, and careers in chemistry through hands-on activities and experiments.  This is a project and lab-based course; our week will consist of inquiry based, student-centered learning.

For students who chose to stay all day, we will dive into Harry Potter Science.  Students will create wands that light up while learning about electric circuits, make objects levitate using electromagnets, and create "potions" while learning about different types of chemical reactions.  This course will focus on "magical" chemistry and physics labs and projects.

Chess and Strategy Games!  (All Day Camp)
  • Week 8: July 26-30

8:30am-3:30pm ($285.00)


Instructor: Learning Through Games Staff

This camp is for kids that love strategy games.  There will be fun lectures, interactive learning games, and recreation.  Games include Chess, Bughouse, Chess variants, Axis and Allies, Risk, Stratego, and much more!  Kids can also bring in their own games to be played.  Good camp for all levels.

Chess Tactics and fun! (All Day Camp)
  • Week 3: June 21-25

8:30am-3:30pm ($285.00)


Instructor: Learning Through Games Staff

Do you know how to play chess? Never played? No problem!  Are you a good player who wants to improve? This is the camp for you.  Taught by the locally famous Learning Through Games group that is known for making chess fun and will consist of fun lectures on strategy, recess, and enjoyable chess games! Good camp for all levels!

Code Breakers / Make Your First Video Game by Black Rocket (All Day)
  • Week 2: June 14-18

8:30am -3:30pm ($350.00)


Instructor: Stephanie Duda

Students will spend half of the day in each of these classes:

Code Breakers!

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Make Your First Video Game! 

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

 

Co-Ed Basketball Camp (*Off Campus) (Grades 5-8) (Afternoon)
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 5: July 7-9

1:00pm-4:00pm  ($175.00)


Instructor: Tim Adams, Park Tudor Head Boys Basketball Coach

LOCATION: SportsZone, 6601 Coffman Rd #2598, Indianapolis, IN 46268.  Pick up and drop off for this camp will be at this location.

**For the week of July 5, this camp will be all five days, Monday-Friday, July 5-9.

This five-day camp with individual instruction, games and contests will benefit players of all levels. The enthusiasm of this camp will be high, as Park Tudor’s basketball staff and varsity players will run the camp. For more information, please contact Director of Summer Athletics, Andrea Calvert Sanders.

Creative Writing and Illustrating With Prof. Watermelon and Mr. Smart!
  • Week 8: July 26-30

 

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructor:  Prof. Watermelon and Mr. Smart 

Become young authors, illustrators and media creators! Professor Watermelon will show you how to create stories with memorable characters, twisty plots  and captivating settings. Mister Smart will show you how to bring these stories to life with your own cartoons and art. Be prepared to have FUN while challenging your imagination, and don’t forget about the Melon Money you’ll earn for the prize auction at the end of each day! The exciting world of storytelling is at your fingertips. Will you join us? 

Fluid Art Fun
  • Week 3: June 21-25

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructor: Hannah Sauce

In this class, we would go over the basics of "fluid art" which is a simple art technique using acrylic paint and paint thinner medium to easily make colorful and intricate paintings.  Each camper will make a variety of projects using multiple surfaces like canvases and wood panels.

Fun with Robotics
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2

8:30am-12:30pm ($180.00)


Instructor: Dario Untama

Fun with Robotics offers an exciting and excellent introduction to robotics, problem solving and computer science concepts!  Students learn how to build and train real robots to perform acrobatic stunts, dodge obstructions and even maneuver through obstacle courses.  Emphasis is placed on providing a fun and educationally stimulating environment where students can reinforce and expand their analytical and problem solving abilities.  No prior experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to join.  

Girls' Lacrosse
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 1: June 7-11

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructor: Leslie Sherman, Park Tudor Lacrosse Coach

Description Coming Soon!

Harry Potter Science
  • Week 8: July 26-30

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructors: Ms. Ahmadi

 Students will create wands that light up while learning about electric circuits, make objects levitate using electromagnetic, and create "potions" while learning about different types of chemical reactions.  This course will focus on "magical" chemistry and physics labs and projects.

Harry Potter's Magical World / Fantastic Beasts (Morning or All Day)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18

8:30am-12:30 pm  ($175.00)

or 8:30am-3:30pm. ($285.00)


Instructor: Joe Fumusa (AM), Jo Blankenbaker (All Day)

It's the 10 year anniversary of Harry Potter Camp at Park Tudor!

Please do not miss the trip of a lifetime and the wonderfully curious and enchanting story of Hogwarts School. Hosted at Park Tudor’s historic Foster Hall, you will have an exciting week in the world of wizardry, from games of Quidditch and a Triwizard Tournament of our own, to LEGO builds of the school itself, The Knight Bus, The Forbidden Forest, cute little Dobby, etc., to the study of numerous professors such as Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape and the teaching of the higher level skills of defense against the dark arts. We will also have fun with our assignments to make butterbeer and pumpkin juice at home, and see what re-creation of Hogwarts school we can do with artwork. We will build Hagrid’s Hut, to serve as a respite for us as it did for Harry and his friends, but, alas, we must confess that as we enjoy this week we will never master the skill of learning to fly on a broomstick! (Unless, perhaps, we are not all muggles as we appear to be!)

For students who choose to stay all-day, they will have the opportunity to keep the magic going in "Fantastic Beasts Camp". This story is the prequel to the Harry Potter series, and much like our morning camp, students will solve challenges and enjoy a variety of Magical Beast projects.  They may even meet Newton "Newt" Scamander himself - if they can find him!  Don't miss out on this amazing continuation of our most popular camp! 

Little Musketeers Summer Fencing
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2
  • Week 6: July 12-16
  • Week 8: July 26-30

8:30am - 12:30pm ($250.00)


Instructors: IndySabre

IndySabre makes the Art and Sport of fencing fun and accessible through different fencing games and learning fencing basics.  No experience necessary! Students will receive instruction in footwork and technique, take part in fencing drills and games, learn about the history of fencing and even compete in an in-class fencing tournament!  All beginners fencing equipment is provided.  Student wear comfortable pants or shorts (no jeans or slacks, please!) and tennis/running shoes.  A waiver must be filled out and signed for each student.  

Math and Woodworking
  • Week 1: June 7-11

8:30am-12:30 pm. ($175.00)


Instructor: Courtney Whitehead

Woodworking is a time-honored skill that always comes in handy. If you love to build, work with your hands, and enjoy a challenge, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to construct and design various projects. Students will be instructed on how to safely use a variety of woodworking tools as they put their plans into production. This course offers both basic and complex projects, and even includes the creation of locker shelves for the older students. Students will learn to apply their math skills to real situations and will have a great time during this week of woodworking fun.

Minecraft Modders / Roblox Makers with Black Rocket (All Day Camp)
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2

8:30am-3:30pm ($350.00)


Instructor: Stephanie Duda

 Students will spend half of the day in each course:

Minecraft® Modders 

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

ROBLOX® Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  

Murray and Mapes' Musical Theater Experience!
  • Week 7: July 19-23

8:30am-3:30pm ($315.00)

All day camp


Instructor: Jordan Murray and Tia Mapes

Come and join our insanely fun week-long Musical Theatre camp.  This camp will touch on all of the elements of Musical Theatre such as improv, voice, dance and acting.  Each day will start with fun theatre games and exercises and end with learning about the rehearsal process while creating a fully staged performance.  This week-long musical camp culminates in a fully staged and designed performance thereby cultivating stronger, more adaptable and capable artists and individuals The result: pride in their accomplishments, trust in their abilities, and confidence to tackle more in the future.  Our directors are master teachers with many years of experience in both professional theatre and theatre education. 

ONLINE ONLY:  Black Rocket Virtual Camps Grades 3-8

*Registration closes at 7pm three days before the class starts.

To view all available options and to register, visit https://blackrocket.com/online/par

 

Welcome to Virtual STEAM Camps with Park Tudor powered by Black Rocket, a national leader in tech-education. Choose any of the great cutting-edge courses below with topics such as coding, game design, eSports, virtual reality and more.

Each week get ready to be led by top teachers in LIVE online classes! Students benefit from participating in our wider Creator Corps™ community, but also have small group break out sessions with coaches. The Black Rocket motto is always Safe-Fun-Learn in that order! Watch for emails the week before camp with instructions to download software and meeting links. Jump-start your future in creative tech with Park Tudor and Black Rocket!

NOTE: There are other Black Rocket courses this summer in-person listed separately.

Panther Tennis
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 5: July 7-9
  • Week 6: July 12-16
  • Week 7: July 19-23
  • Week 8: July 26-30

8:30 am - 12:30 pm. ($175.00)


Instructor: Andrea Calvert-Sanders, Director of Park Tudor Tennis Operations & Summer Athletics

This camp is for all stages of tennis development for players 12 and under. Players will be separated by ages and skill level each day. Camp activities include athletic development, hand-eye coordination and tennis-related skills using modified courts, rackets and tennis balls. For more information, please contact Director of Summer Athletics, Andrea Calvert Sanders.

Park Tudor Football with Coach Summerville
  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 2: June 14-18

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)

The 2021 Park Tudor Football Camp experience will give young players an opportunity to learn and play the game of football.  Park Tudor Head Coach Spencer Summerville will host players and deliver technical instruction.  This is a cleats-only, non-contact camp with an emphasis on developing safe play skills for use at higher-levels of the game.  Coach Summerville will be assisted by current players, former players and guests throughout the week, all with the goal of learning skills and having fun.

Private Piano Lessons - 1 Hour
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25
  • Week 4: June 28-July 2

Instructor: Jennifer Hufford

60-minute lesson: $65
Monday-Friday

Sign up and pay at registration for any 1 hour session.  You can then contact Ms. Hufford to book the best time for her to work with your student.  jhufford@parktudor.org

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.

 

Roller Coaster Physics
  • Week 6: July 12-16

8:30am-12:30pm ($175.00)


Instructors: Ms. Ahmadi

Have you ever wondered why you don't fall out of your seat when a roller coaster turns upside down? Join us for a week of physics-filled fun.  We will build model rollercoasters and race cars while learning about motion, Newton's laws and forces.  This course will be hands-on and project based.

Summer Beginning Band (3 weeks)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18
  • Week 3: June 21-25

1:00pm-3:30pm ($375.00)

(Three-week camp)


Instructor: Chuck Flowers, Park Tudor Director of Bands

Come and learn how to play a band instrument!  Students begin with learning how to assemble, hold, and produce their first sounds on their instruments.  This is followed by learning how to read music and playing songs.  The camp culminates with a concert for family and friends!  In order to derive the most benefit from the camp, students are encouraged to attend all three weeks.  Instruction will be offered for the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba.  Students must provide their own instruments for the camp, except for tuba players.  Tubists will be given school instruments to use.  Come and join the fun!

Summer Beginning Orchestra (2 weeks)
  • Week 1: June 7-11
  • Week 2: June 14-18

1:00pm-3:30pm ($275.00)

(Two week camp)


Instructor: Mrs. Julie Scull, Young Strings, Orchestra and Music Readiness

5th and 6th grade students - get a jump start for orchestra! Beginning violin, viola, cello, and bass students will learn how to hold their instruments correctly, start note reading and play their first tunes together. On the final day of the 2-week session, a concert will be given to celebrate all that has been learned! 

No previous experience needed; we will be starting with the basics. Students must provide their own instruments that need to be correctly fitted by a professional.

Come join summer strings and start making music together!

The Battle in Your Body: Immunology
  • Week 5: July 7-9

8:30am-12:30pm ($105.00)


Instructor: Tina Ahmadi

Students will learn about their immune system, and how it fights against invaders.  The course will focus on projects and labs that help students learn about pathogens, the immune systems, and methods of managing a pandemic.

Young Writers
  • Week 7: July 19-23

8:30 am - 12:30 pm. ($175.00)


Instructor: Abigail Radcliffe

Over the course of the week, students will engage in a fun spin on a traditional writers’ workshop. We will focus on different mini-lessons each day and explore genre through examples of popular children’s’ literature. There will be allotted time each day for writing and sharing. By the end of the week, each student will have a small collection of their own completed work. The goal of this camp is to get students thinking creatively about their own writing and what it could look like in the future!