Summer Programs 2013
- Interested in learning more about our Summer programs? register here to receive additional information
- Edu-Camp (ages 5-12, see below)
- Summer Explorations
- Summer School 2013 (rising 4th-12th graders)
Kids' Educational Summer Camp
The Camelot Way
- Diagnostic Testing: Each student's knowledge base and learning style is assessed in each subject area at the beginning of their term.
- Tailor-Made Curriculum: The "prescription" designed by the faculty to meet the needs of the student.
- Mastery-Based Learning: An approach to learning that guarantees a student will always have the right amount of challenge.
- Safe, Nurturing Environment: Providing support for social and emotional growth is part of our mission for development of the whole person. (1:8 counselor: student ratio)
- Professional adult counselors assisted by college and high school age junior counselors.
The Edu-Camp Program
- Daily reading instruction in an individualized program tailored to your student's needs.
- Instructional components include phonics, reading for meaning, oral reading, and vocabulary development.
- Daily writing assignments individualized to maintain/improve your child's written expression.
- Instructional components include basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and the building blocks of good story and essay writing.
- Daily drilling of math facts and word problems.
- Individualized math program that allows a student to work on appropriate skills/concepts from general math through Algebra 1.
- Daily field trips to exercise the body after a morning of exercising the brain!
- Roller Skating
- "Surprise Friday" field trip activity
- Arts and Crafts
- On campus games and activities
- Drama- weekly instruction
- Computer technology program especially designed for educational summer camps
Details and Registration
- $225/week, payble 50% at time of registration and 50% on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
- Non-refundable registration fee of $30 for one week, $50 for two weeks, $75 for three weeks, and $100 for four or more weeks.
- Please see the registration form for additional details and fees.
- Campers must be 6 by the first day of camp (or have completed a full year of kindergarten in a traditional school setting).
- Due to the academic nature of our program students with learning disabilities or other special needs should discuss the appropriateness of our program with our Director of Admissions prior to enrollment (Scott Mitchell 688-3040).
- Doors open at 8:00AM. There is no early morning drop-off option.
- Campers bring lunch and one morning snack (afternoon snack is provided).
- Transportation during the day is via Camelot Academy school bus outfitted with seatbelts and counselor automobiles.
For more information contact Scott Mitchell, Director of Admissions: 919-688-3040.
for ages 8–11 and 11–16
Learn and experience the life of a stone age tribe within the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Become a member of the Fayu clan, the fabled stone age New Guinea tribe in an adventure-packed summer camp. Spend a week learning the skills of survival without modern tools. Learn how to make fires, stone axes, bows and arrows with only the most basic of tools. Discover cooking jungle style, tracking, stalking and camouflage. Learn what children without access to toys, television, or computers do for fun and amusement.
We will immerse ourselves in the culture of the Fayu people of New Guinea, learn their phrases, dances and art forms. Receive your Fayu name. Yudi, your instructor, will help you translate your name into a form the Fayu people can pronounce and understand.
Children will learn the value and necessity of team work, close connection with nature, and how to hone instinct. This experience will help nurture self-confidence by demonstrating survival requires both self-reliance and community.
Instructor: Judith Kuegler grew up among a stone age tribal community in New Guinea. She experienced firsthand life without modern conveniences and what it takes to survive in the jungle. The international bestseller "Jungle Child" was written in collaboration with her sister, Sabine Kuegler, detailing their life in the jungle and the difficulties ofintegration back into Western society. Judith is an artist, photographer, and teacher. She currently resides in Durham with her family.
Ages 8–11: July 8–12; max enrollment 10/week
Ages 11–15: July 15–19; max enrollment 10/week
9 a.m.–4 p.m. (with Extended Day options)
$25 Early Bird discount prior to March 4, 2013
FIRST LEGO® League Robotics TOO LATE!
Ages 9–13; Max enrollment of 6
June 17–21, 9 a.m.–noon, Early Drop-Off and Let's Call It a Day options available
Discover what it is like to be on a LEGO® Robotics Team. Students are grouped into teams that compete using the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Challenge. Teamwork is the focus as students work to design, build, and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT Robot. This camp will be an intensive recreation of the robot game portion of an FLL season, including a tournament at the end of camp. Students will learn basic engineering skills through building an autonomous robot, and will program Robots on a computer using the NXT-G pictorial programming method. This is an ideal way for students who are interested in FLL to learn about how to do the missions or for more experienced students to practice with advanced techniques.
Instructors: Robyn Stephens and Chris Wilkes—FLL team leaders at Camelot Academy.
Chris and Robyn, long time LEGO® fans, co-coach Camelot's FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) team. Camelot FLL teams competed in several scrimmages and regional competitions last year with great success.
Chris' programming experience and Robyn's biological sciences background have proven to be a great combination when navigating the FLL challenges. Chris and Robyn both served as judges at recent FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) competitions.
$25 Early Bird discount for registration by March4, 2013
Chinese Language Immersion Camp
A world-expanding, life-changing opportunity!
for ages 11–18; limit 20 students per week
No prior exposure to the Chinese Language required!
Experience an introduction to Chinese language and culture with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice and collaborate with peers from China eager to improve their language. Daily field trips - both educational and recreational. Explore North Carolina and the world from a different perspective and serve as an "ambassador" to new friends from China.
Instructors: Guest teachers from China will provide language and culture instruction. They will accompanyCamelot Academy teachers and counselors on field trips and outings.
July 22–26 and July 29–August 2; 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
$300 per week, lunch included
Early Bird discount of $50 for enrollment/payment before March 4, 2013
(Option of free camp for families who host a student from China for the duration of the program. Contact RTP-ICE for more information on hosting: 888-900-9858 or email@example.com.)
Let's Call It a Day
Afternoon field trip/recreation extended day option for morning campers
for ages 9–13 enrolled in FLL Robotics
Students from the morning camp join our Edu-Camp program for lunch, daily field trip (swimming, roller skating, bowling and more), on-campus arts and crafts, drama, computers, games and fun!
June 11–15, noon–5:30 p.m.
Summer School 2013
(for rising 4th-12th graders)
Camelot Academy's summer academic offerings follow in the tradition of our school-year approach to education. Instruction is individualized, class sizes are small, and emphasis is placed on true mastery of the material.
Credit arrangements can be made with other schools. We require a letter from the principal or guidance counselor of a student's home school outlining the requirements for granting credit. This letter must be submitted to Camelot prior to the start of summer classes.
Weekly sessions June-August, 2013 (minimum 2 weeks enrollment)
Summer School Classes
|July 29–August 2|
|Format:||General math through pre-calculus is taught with the individualized mastery learning approach utilized in Camelot's academic year program. (*credit based on pace and mastery of material)|
|Tuition:||$200 per week (minimum 2 weeks enrollment), plus
$100 non-refundable registration fee
(See the registration forms for additional details.)
- Registration fee plus 50% of the tuition fee is due at the time of enrollment.
- Receive a $50 discount for payment in full upon enrollment by Thursday, March 29th.
- Group size limited to 10 students; classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
- Homework will be assigned nightly.
*Successful completion of this course may satisfy a Camelot grade of "Incomplete" due to absence, pace, or mastery.
**Students working towards credit for a public high school may be required to attend additional study sessions 2–3 times per week to meet hour requirements. These sessions will be available at an additional charge.
Important Notice: Students from other schools needing only a 2nd semester credit will be required to demonstrate mastery of 1st semester material prior to enrollment.