Specialty Camps

Specialty Summer Camp Programs

Specialty camps give children opportunities to discover something new or to delve more deeply into something they already find interesting. They are perfect activities for making summer special.


Specialty Camps for Grades K-12

3D Architectural Models

During this one-week course, you will plan and then build – using task board materials – a unique custom home of your own design.

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Sewing Camp

Sewing

During this one-week. half-day sewing camp, students will learn how to safely use a sewing machine. By the end of the week they will make a backpack and zippered pencil case.

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Lower School Chess Camp

Chess trains the mind and stimulates the intellect. It’s a game we can play all our lives, almost anywhere. Come learn from a chess master, our own Alexander Gustafsson.

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College Essay Writing Workshop

When applying to selective colleges, how can you stand out among many qualified applicants? One way is with a compelling essay. Get a competitive advantage, jumping in for five mornings of intensive, helpful and enjoyable essay writing help.

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Middle School Shakespeare Workshop

Spend a week this summer with us learning about the genius of Shakespeare, through reading, acting out, and viewing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon of Athens. In this one-week theater intensive, students will workshop for the first four days at our Black Box Theater (9:00-12:00) and then finish the week with an overnight trip (Thursday and Friday) to the world-renowned Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.

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Middle School Robotics

Whether you have been through our 5th grade FLL robotics program, have done robotics and coding elsewhere, or are just starting out, this is the right place. It provides a great next step towards the FTC robotics in high school.

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Late Summer Ballet

Join the Waterford Dance Academy for a late summer dance camp and get back in the groove before the school year begins. The camp will be taught by Waterford dance faculty and guest teachers.

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Magical Cooking and More

If you find yourself craving something made by house elves at Hogwarts, produced in Professor Snape’s potions class, or perhaps off the menu at the Boar’s Head, come learn how to make it for yourself.

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Let’s Make a Musical!

Spend a week helping to write, produce, and perform a mini-musical with a group of other creative and fun campers and the help of music, dance, and acting specialists. Campers will participate in every stage of this production.

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Healthy Living (for upper school credit)

This for-credit class fills a graduation requirement and can free up a future spot to take a one term class during the academic year.

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MS Creative Writing Workshop

Calling all writers! Come join us for a week of extreme literary shenanigans! Students will experiment with several creative genres over the course of this five-day camp.

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Storybook Ballet Camp

Join us this summer for our Young Dancer’s Classical Ballet Summer Camp. The curriculum is created to encourage age-appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet.

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Success in Middle School

In this fun camp we will be focusing on the essential skills of middle school: organization, note-taking, planning, mindfulness, friendship, self advocacy and school resources. We’ll be learning all this through wild interactive activities, designed to help you build friendships and confidence.

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Printmaking

This class gives students the opportunity to explore basic printmaking techniques. Students will learn a wide variety of monotype techniques using the intaglio press. They will also be introduced to relief printmaking through linoleum cuts, woodcuts, or found objects. Medium and small-scale prints are produced. Taught by our longtime faculty member and former department chair, Colby Brewer.

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Young Explorers Hiking Camp, 3rd-5th

Grass-stained knees, wildflower crowns, and dusty trails seem a little distant in the chill of  February, but have no fear! Sun-drenched, nature-rich opportunities await. For five straight days, meet brave leaders Jazmyn Card and Sadie Brower in the cool hours of the morning to take a hike and explore. Each day is a new location, with new adventures waiting for you and your friends

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The Worlds of Harry Potter

This summer class will explore the many adaptations of the Harry Potter series, ranging from video and tabletop games to theatrical performances and theme parks.

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Lyrics & Songwriting

From poetry to parody to original song writing, we will look at some of our favorite lyrics through fresh eyes, learn some new styles and strategies, and work to write our own songs!

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Middle School Painting

Come learn the basics of realistic painting with Bruce Hale. You will learn how to make the 3-D world come alive on a 2-D canvas, beginning with pencil sketches on the the first day and moving on to acrylic paints.

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Visual Arts (for credit): Printmaking

This for-credit visual arts class fills a graduation requirement and can free up a future spot to take a one term class during the academic year. Students will learn monotype printmaking techniques, using the intaglio press, and will also be introduced to relief printmaking through linoleum cuts, woodcuts, etc.

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Fishing Camp

Join our Building Supervisor and outdoor enthusiast Camilo Castillo to master the basics of rod and reel fishing. Spend the first two days on campus, learning about angling safety, how to use the equipment, basic anatomy and the habits of fish. We will then try our new skills first at a local pond, then at a lake, and finally in a mountain stream.

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MS Community Service Camp

Service benefits those that are being helped and changes those that are performing the service. Their world and their lives are enlarged and enriched as they see how others live. Service creates a canopy of relationships that can overarch all communities. This weeklong camp will instill these values while encouraging your student to become a service-minded member of the community, which is a lifelong process.

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Tumbling and Cheer

Spend a week improving your skills at the world’s most popular team sport.

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Spring Break SCUBA Explorers

Learn the basics of SCUBA with Waterford teacher, Becky Modderman, and her friends at Neptune Divers. Get your SCUBA Explorer and Snorkel Explorer ratings, and much more working in a warm, heated pool.

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Young Explorers Hiking Camp, 1st-2nd

Grass-stained knees, wildflower crowns, and dusty trails seem a little distant in the chill of  February, but have no fear! Sun-drenched, nature-rich opportunities await. For five straight days, meet brave leaders Jazmyn Card and Sadie Brower in the cool hours of the morning to take a hike and explore. Each day is a new location, with new adventures waiting for you and your friends

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Middle School SCUBA Certification

The course covers basics of scuba diving techniques, safety, and equipment use. Participants will learn about pressure, dive tables, respiration and planning. This course emphasizes lifelong fitness and wellness concepts. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and able to stay afloat for ten minutes.

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