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Camp GEMS

Camp GEMS is the perfect way to keep minds and bodies active over the summer. We always use what we have learned each summer to improve our camp offering and operations.

Camp GEMS Summer 2020 Online

GWA will be offering online summer camp classes that run June 15th through July 10th. Registration will begin June 1st. A variety of engaging and exciting summer camp classes will be offered by the GWA Faculty. GWA in person summer camp has been canceled. The health and well-being of our students and faculty is our top priority which drove the decision.

 
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Calling all animal lovers! Get ready for an amazing animal adventure. We will virtually visit places all around the world including a Zoo in California, a wild elephant park in South Africa, and a conservation center in China. We will learn about familiar animals and discover new animals like moon jellyfish, caracals and hammerkops. We will have special guest speakers (even some familiar faces from our GEMS community!) and live online experiences. Parents will be given links to online resources and books to continue learning and exploration at home.

Instructor: Jessica Trumbull
Grade K-1: Tue & Thu 10 to 10:45 am
Grade 2-3: Wed & Fri 10 to 11 am
Total 8 classes in the program

Utilizing only their body weight and balance, children will begin to train their bodies to improve agility, strength, and control. Each class will last one hour, but the intensity of the workout will be age appropriate as the movements will be explained between exercises and repeated to emphasize form and safety.

Instructor: Scott Pasieka
Grade K-1: Wed 9 to 10 am
Grade 2-5: Wed 10 to 11 am
Total 4 classes in the program

Do you love to read? Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself to read, discuss, and prepare yourself for middle school? Join us for Book Club! We will read one novel and related articles and/or short stories. We will also write and discuss what we have read!

Instructor: Hannah Davis-Shatinsky
Grade 7-8: Tue 9 to 10 am
Total 4 classes in the program

Masterclass style, broadway intensive, acting and singing. Must prepare songs outside of class and be a risk taker by singing in front of peers with instructor feedback, may involve placement auditions to determine skill level.

Instructor: Chris Roebuck
Grade 3-5: Tue & Thu 1 to 2 pm
Total 8 classes in the program

Ms. Periera will help develop students knowledge and skills to use dance for self-expression and communication of ideas, understandings, and feelings; increase students’ creative, cognitive, and perceptive abilities.

Instructor: Georgia Periera
Grade 2-3: Wed 10 to 11 am
Total 4 classes in the program

 

Join Mr. Menchetti for an exciting Zoom P.E. class with a rotating selection of Games, Challenges, Cardio Workouts, Interval Training, and Sport-Specific Skill Training. The class will be focused on staying active, having fun, and seeing our friends! Students will help choose and create our activities and will be provided with ideas and resources for how to stay active during the rest of their week. Don't miss your chance to join in the fun!

Instructor: Quinn Menchetti
Grade K-1: Tue & Thu 10:30 to 11:15 am
Grade 2-3: Tue & Thu 11:30 to 12:15 pm
Total 8 classes in the program

Are you a huge Harry Potter fan? Maybe you've only seen the movies but haven't tried the book yet? The only thing that makes reading Harry Potter more fun is reading it with friends! In our Harry Potter Book Club, we'll read the 1st (and possibly 2nd) book and come together to talk about it! Students will need a copy of the book, and should come to class having read the section assigned. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a level V book.

Instructor: Hannah Sulski
Grade 4-5: Wed 10 to 11 am
Total 4 classes in the program

Through the magic of games and puzzles, we will review and enrich grade level standards. There are two premises which inform this class. It must be fun, and it must be educational.

Instructor: Richard Getzel
Grade 4-5: Tue 10 to 11 am
Total 4 classes in the program

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is a fantastic way to foster creativity and develop concentration and thinking skills! We will do a variety of paper activities such as paper animals, bookmarks, decorations, geometry, and more! You only need a piece of paper and your hands to join Ms. Garcia in this creative class!

Instructor: Anna Garcia Torres
Grade 1-2: Tue & Fri 9 to 10 am
Grade 3-5: Tue & Fri 10 to 11 am
Total 8 classes in the program

Are you fascinated with exotic animals? Do you love creating your own characters and stories? Then Safari Stories is the Summer Camp for you! In Safari Stories, you will get the opportunity to become a playwright with your peers, rehearse your original script, create set pieces and props, and have a screening with friends and family on Zoom for the world premiere of Safari Stories!

Instructor: Genna Ellis
Grade 1-2: Mon 9 to 10 am
Total 4 classes in the program

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is a fantastic way to foster creativity and develop concentration and thinking skills! We will do a variety of paper activities such as paper animals, bookmarks, decorations, geometry, and more! You only need a piece of paper and your hands to join Ms. Garcia in this creative class!

Instructor: Anna Garcia Torres
Grade K-1: Mon & Thu 9 to 10 am
Grade 2-3: Mon & Thu 10 to 11 am
Grade 4-5: Mon & Thu 11:30 to 12:30 pm
Total 8 classes in the program

Let’s travel back in time or jump forward - the choice is yours! In Time Traveling Tales, you get to choose your own adventure! We will devise our very own characters and play, rehearse your original script, create prop and set pieces, and have a screening with friends and family on Zoom for the world premiere of Time Traveling Tales!

Instructor: Genna Ellis
Grade 3-5: Mon 10 to 11 am
Total 4 classes in the program

For the first half hour of the class students will learn basic Yoga poses and work on mindfulness with instructor Mr. Pasieka. The second half hour of the class will be used to teach emotional identification words along with healthy thinking habits.

Instructor: Scott Pasieka
Grade K-1: Tue & Thu 9 to 10 am
Grade 2-3: Tue & Thu 10 to 11 am
Total 8 classes in the program

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