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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 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and afternoon camps are 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Choose a half-day or full-day summer camp experience!

2020 6-8 Camps

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 7: July 20-24

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Taylor Cassidy

During this camp you will learn the fundamentals of dance performance and technique while also having fun!  Each day will start with a warm-up and technique practice, learning choreography, and practicing creative skills such as choreography or improvisation.  Join us on Friday for a performance for friends and family to showcase the student's growth and new skills, which also helps students practice their performance.  Students will walk out of this camp with more confidence in themselves, whether they are an experienced dancer or have no previous dance experience.  

  • Week 7: July 20-24

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructors: Ms. Ahmadi

Have you ever wondered why certain substances bubble up or explode when they're combined?  Join us for a week of chemistry-filled fun.  We will learn about atoms, chemical reactions, and careers in chemistry through a week full of hands-on activities and labs.  This  course will be hands-on and project based.  

  • Week 7: July 20-24

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Mrs. Davison

We are excited to announce Fantastic Beasts and How to Create Them.  Through a variety of group and individual projects, our goal is to celebrate the magical world of "Fantastic Beats" -based on J.K. Rowling's book- to all campers.  We will create Bowtruckles, Pygmy Puffs, and Dragon's eggs.  Campers will use green screen to hold Fawkes the phoenix, and ride Buckbeak.  Added to the creativity will be games, scavenger hunts for Occamy eggs and movie fun.  

 

  • Week 6: July 13-17

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stacy Embry

"Let's make Goldilocks a soccer player..."  Taking a common story and making it new, fresh and YOURS.  Learning to adapt for either film or stage, students write a short script based on a published work.  This creation of an original work creates confidence and may lead to a recorded "pitch session." 

  • Week 6: July 13-17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stacy Embry

"Teddy's lie wasn't about iguanas, but ..." Write an original story that teaches a lesson.  Telling a story takes well-developed characters, plot and a lesson.  Students examine classic tales to learn and develop/ write an original tale that will be compiled and printed in a class book.  

  • Week 7: July 20-24

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stacy Embry

"I wanted to tell my mom, but my brother kept saying..." Writing experiences that let the reader feel life.  Based on experience, students learn how to tell their own story with balance and vivid details sharing a moment in the their life.  All stories,  if released by student and family, will be edited, compiled and printed in a class book.  *Individuals stories will be private exploration unless chosen to share with class, but remain available to parent/guardian. 

  • Week 5: July 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stacy Embry

"I have to see how the story ends."  Make your performance memorable and feel strong on stage.  Being on stage requires a confidence and learning to both improvise and memorize characters.  Learning to organize and create stage roles polishes student communications skills.  A filmed recital will be created and provided memorializing individual performances.  

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$175
Instructor: Stephanie Duda

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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.   

  • Week 5: July 6-10

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stacy Embry

"I want the kid in the red shirt!"  Do you stand out in a large audition?  What, besides talent gets an actor cast?  Learn how to be the one they want and show our best self when auditioning.  Students learn to conquer nerves and create both a spoken and snug audition.  Filming the final project or group recital will be made available to family and archive.    

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$175
Instructor: Stephanie Duda

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.     

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$150

Instructor: Lisa Beale & Valerie Berthiaume, Bongo Boy Music School

Using popular, age appropriate music, Groove! engages campers in the creative process of dance choreography. Our daily schedule consists of a warm up dance/rap focused on positive social skills, and then we’ll jump into our choreography design. Percussion instruments and movement props will be integrated into our recital, which parents are encouraged to attend, on Friday, July 17th

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17
  • Week 8: July 27-31

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150.00

Coach John Simmonds

Park Tudor Summer Co Ed Soccer Camps are designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve their fundamental soccer skills in a fun and encouraging environment.  Players are given the unique opportunity to receive individual instruction from Park Tudor's Girls HS Soccer's coaching staff and players.  Each day is filled with a variety of activities to promote correct soccer technique including: small-sided games to encourage personal involvement and enhance the understanding of team concepts; technical and ball mastery skills sessions; and shooting drills.

For more information, please email Summer athletic director Andrea at acalvertsanders@parktudor.org. 

 

  • Athletics (All Dates)

9:00am - 12:00pm

$150.00

Flag football is a great chance for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game. We will focus on one major 'skill of the day' so campers will learn technical skills and safe play on both sides of the ball. On Monday-Thursday we will emphasize core components of passing, catching, evasion, and defensive positioning. Friday will be our own flag-tournament and intro to tackle football fundamentals - all presented in a fun & positive environment.

Coaches for the week will be led by Park Tudor Head Coach Spencer Summerville and are expected to include guests appearances by players, coaches, and personnel associated with various high school, college and professional programs. Campers should bring sunscreen, water, cleats and a positive attitude each day.

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Taylor Cassidy

During this camp you will learn the fundamentals of dance performance and technique while also having fun!  Each day will start with a warm-up and technique practice, learning choreography, and practicing creative skills such as choreography or improvisation.  Join us on Friday for a performance for friends and family to showcase the student's growth and new skills, which also helps students practice their performance.  Students will walk out of this camp with more confidence in themselves, whether they are an experienced dancer or have no previous dance experience.  

  • Week 6: July 13-17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Ms. Ahmadi

Have you ever wondered how cells become cancerous?  Join us for a week of cell biology. We will build models of cells, conduct experiments to visualize movement of nutrients in and out of the cell, and discuss how malfunctioning processes in the cells.  This course will be hands-on and project based.  

  • Week 7: July 20-24

1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
$150
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.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Peter Smith

This one-week intensive course boosts student confidence in creative and critical thinking skills through high interest debate, as well as a range of innovative creative and critical thinking activities based around writing. The program is customized for each age group. It gives students a toolkit to practice thinking, writing and speaking in clearer and more commanding ways. Students will produce a small portfolio of high caliber written work.

 Mr. Smith has taught this program for over a decade - customizing it for students ages 8-18. He was formerly English/History department chair and Head of Debate in Australia for 10 years at a school like Park Tudor. He has been at Park Tudor for 10 years, teaching History, Sociology and International Relations, as well as convening Model United Nations. Mr. Smith has an MA in English and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing. He has taught composition at IUPUI and teaches Speech in Park Tudor Summer Programs. He also coaches Lower and Middle School age students on these skills.

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$220
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.  

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17

1:00pm-4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Sensei Gensheimer

Karate is a fun and exciting form of martial arts.  Students will learn karate basics, kata and forms, self-defense, sparring and develop flexibility while gaining respect for self and others.  Students promote through the belt ranks.  This camp could be a step towards a black belt in karate!

No martial arts experience necessary – this course is taught by Jeanie Gensheimer, 7th degree black belt and karate school owner. National trainer for Girls Incorportated Action for Safety Program.

  • Week 8: July 27-31

9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
$155
Instructor: Marlina Koonce

Come play with clay!  This class will focus on basic hand building techniques to create small vessels and sculptures!  Artists will also get to experience wheel throwing.  First half of the week we will create our projects and the second half will focus on glazing. 

  • Week 7: July 20-24

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Learning Through Games Staff

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 Indiana famous Learning Through Games Group.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Learning Through Games Staff

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.

  • Week 5: July 6-10

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$160
Instructor: Dario Untama

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.

  • Week 5: July 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructors: Ms. Ahmadi

Have you ever wondered why you don't fall out of your seat when a roller coater 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.

  • Week 5: July 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$165
Instructor: Joe Fumusa

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. In the end, a jury will pronounce a verdict and determine guilt or innocence.

  • Week 6: July 13-17

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$175
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! 

  • Athletics (All Dates)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$165
Instructor: Jennifer Palmer

In this course, teams will work collaboratively to discover and create hidden geocaches (hidden capsules you use clues to find) with various levels of difficulty.  By the time students have completed this course, they will be prepared to find buried treasure, locate the sunken ships of pirates...or at least find their way across campus without getting lost.  At times, we will venture off campus to find local geocaches. This will be a fun opportunity to use critical thinking skills while exploring and unearthing adventure!

Camp Dates:
June 15 -19, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June 22 - 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.                                                                                June 26 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Cost: $650
Instructors: Summer Stock Stage

Camp Performances:
Friday, June 26 11:00 a.m and 3 p.m.

Summer Stock Stage provides students from throughout central Indiana with a premier musical theater experience. Summer Stock Stage Academy is a two-week musical theater camp for elementary aged students.  Academy campers focus on vocal, dramatic, and dance technique and gain confidence and skill as they work the the SSS artistic team to learn music and choreography.  They perform at Park Tudor School on the final day of camp as the stars of their own show.  

Spaces are limited. 

 

  • Week 5: July 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Bethanie Cosman

Do you love learning about faraway places?  Do you love hearing stories, making new types of art, and experiencing tasty treats you've never had before? Then this is the camp for you.  Join Middle School history teacher Bethanie Cosman as she takes you and your senses on a journey of many cultures.  Design beautiful French scarves and masks for Korean theater that will set your sights afire.  Make Venezuelan arepas and Turkish baklava to tantalize your taste buds.  Hear stories and music from near and far.  Become inspired to write poetry and lyrics of your own.  A field trip may inspire the inner Italian chef or the Japanese haiku poet in you.  Pack your bags for the voyage of a lifetime.  This camp is limited to 14 campers.  

  • Athletics (All Dates)
  • Week 6: July 13-17
  • Week 7: July 20-24
  • Week 8: July 27-31

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
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.

  • Week 7: July 20-24

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Learning Through Games Staff

Do you like chess? 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.

  • Week 5: July 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Brad Bridges

Join Chef Brad Bridges for a week of culinary fun!  The goal of this camp is to teach students how to prepare delicious and simple recipes that they can reproduce on their own at home, now that they are old enough to work with items in the kitchen and are becoming more self-reliant.  This week long camp will have students creating sandwiches, soups, dips, and other simple recipes from scratch!  Students will keep a recipe book to take home so that they can continue building on their cooking and baking skills!  

Mark your calendar:  Campers will get to invite on special guest to join them for a final banquet on Friday, July 10 for lunch!

  • Athletics (All Dates)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$150
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.