Great Hearts Summer Academy ~ Archway Chandler

Our Great Hearts team is excited to announce our 2019 Summer Camp! Our full-day summer camp is an experience for children K-5th grade that is reminiscent of traditional camps from our childhood with the same quality you have come to expect from Great Hearts. Each week, scholars will experience hands-on, engaging activities in fine arts, reading, writing, crafts, science, math, and history – all designed to inspire creativity and keep skills sharp over the summer. Each Camp also offers weekly guest presenters, camp songs, and games while fostering lasting friendships. Camps Start June 3rd.

Summer Camp and Kinder Academy

No refunds after May 1st. $15 change fee per camp. Registration closes at 12:00pm on the date listed below for each week. No late registrations will be accepted.

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Kinder Academy

Grades: For Incoming Kinder (and Wait-Listed Kinder) Students Only
Students must be fully potty-trained.
Limit: 25 Scholars 

Kinder Academy is designed to acclimate incoming Kindergarteners to the Archway Schools and the Great Hearts curriculum. Kinder Academy will introduce letter names, letter sounds, letter formation, print awareness, number sense, and the importance of the Archway virtues. Kinder Academy runs Monday through Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm.

Week One (June 3-7)  Around the World in 5 Days: Get your passport ready! This exciting camp will take students around the world in a week! We will discover The Land of the Rising Sun, The Land Down Under, and the rich history of Europe. The camp will include classic stories, crafts, and food from around the world.

Week Two ( June 10-14) – Junior Astronomers: At the start of the week the students will “lift off” to space and spend the week exploring the planets and stars of the solar system! Our campers will also learn about the constellations, the NASA space program, and will have fun with rockets.  Let the voyage begin!

Week Three (June 17-21) – Science Detectives (Hands-On Experiments): Every child will become a scientist for the week and learn through hands-on science experiments. Critical thinking skills, scientific detective work, and countless engaging discoveries are the features of this fun camp!

Week Four (June 24-28) – Animal Habitats: Every day the students will learn about a new habitat, including oceans, deserts, urban areas, farms, rainforests, and the polar region. Campers will also create their own animal habitat, complete with some role playing to “test” their habitats. Problem solving, creativity, and Socratic discussion will be featured in this camp – along with some lively excitement!

*Kindergartners also have the option to register for Summer Camp. This program runs until 6:00pm daily.

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Archway Summer Camp

Our unique Archway Summer Camps are designed to cultivate the Great Hearts’ mission for our amazing scholars.  Each week will feature a distinctive theme for K-5th grades with exciting activities based on the wide range of interests children have – science, math, art, literature, athletic skills, etc. Our goal is to make sure each child enjoys their time at camp while stimulating their minds and deepening their sense of wonder.

Week 1 (June 3-7) – Exploration Station: It was John Muir that said, “With every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” This week campers will receive more than their share of nature and all the fascinating wonders that it holds. Our campers will get to walk among five different habitats of Earth- the Arctic Circle, the Amazon Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Sahara Desert, and the Andes Mountains. Campers will explore brine shrimp, symbiotic relationships, extreme climates, the effects of altitude on our bodies, and more! On Friday there will be a presentation to showcase the vast explorations experienced through the week. Parents and guests are invited to attend!

Week 2 (June 10-14) – Celebration of Nations: Come join us in our celebration of nations. Learn about games, traditions, inventions, and foods from around the world. Campers will experience performances from a different culture, as well as share their own genealogy with their peers. Two examples of art that campers will create are Japanese Gyotaku, ink prints made from fish, and Andrinke symbols from Africa. Campers will make their own Khon masks from the traditional Thai epic, Ramakien, making a colorful addition to their performances at the end of the week. Parents and guests are invited to attend!

Week 3 (June 17-21) – Living Literature: Stories let us take our imagination to new worlds leaving our current world behind. Characters become friends and we can experience life with them. Each day our campers will enter a storybook world. They will encounter living in the wild in The Jungle Book; farming and friendship in Charlotte’s Web; bravery and honor with the Knights of the Round Table in King Arthur; a revival of nature and spirit in The Secret Garden; and go over the virtues of wisdom, compassion, and courage in The Wizard of Oz. Activities for each day will revolve around the storybook theme and end with a performance at the end of the week for families to come see!

Week 4 (June 24-28) – Time Trekkers: Time Trekker week will transport campers through time to experience Prehistoric Ages, the Renaissance, the Victorian Era, and the early to mid-century 1900’s. Campers will learn and engage in activities based on significant events and movements during these time periods. Campers will be able to explore dinosaur excavations, Renaissance tapestries, life during the Civil War, and architecture from the early to mid-20th Century. This week will go down in history!

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