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Summer Programs 2014

Kids' Educational Summer Camp
"Edu-Camp"

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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

  • Reading
    • 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.
  • 'Riting
    • 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.
  • 'Rithmetic
    • 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.
  • Recreation
    • Daily field trips to exercise the body after a morning of exercising the brain!
    • Swimming
    • Roller Skating
    • Bowling
    • "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

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Fees

  • $225/week, payble 50% at time of registration and 50% on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
  • 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 Camelot Student discount, Early Bird special, and additional details and fees.

Eligibility

  • 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 919 688-3040).

Other Details

  • 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.


Summer Explorations

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Jungle Camp

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 Kügler 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 Kügler, 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 7–11; max enrollment 10/week
Ages 11–15: July 14–18; max enrollment 10/week

9 a.m.–4 p.m. (with Extended Day options)

$325

$25 Early Bird discount prior to March 10, 2014

Art Around the World

for ages 7–12

Travel the globe in search of unique cultures and art forms. Eachdestination includes one-of-a-kind craft and food experiences. Stops includeBali, Ghana, Southern Spain and Morocco. A hands-on, memorable way to learnabout far away places, people and customs.

Instructor: Judith Kügler is a full-time artinstructor at Camelot Academy. This camp is an extended version of herwildly popular after school club.

August 11–15; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (with Extended Day options)

$325 per week, includes materials

$25 Early Bird Discount prior to March 10, 2014

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 accompany Camelot Academy teachers and counselors on field trips and outings.

July 21–25 and July 28–August 1; 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

$300 per week, lunch included

Early Bird discount of $50 for enrollment/payment before March 10, 2014

(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 camp@rtpice.com.)

Let's Call It a Day

Afternoon field trip/recreation extended day option for morning campers and students

for ages 9–13 enrolled in a morning-only Exploration or Summer School

Students from other morning programs 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 9–August 8; Noon-5:30 PM
(sign up for full weeks only, on a space-available basis)

$135/wk



Summer School 2014

(for rising 4th–12th graders)

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General Information

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, 2014 (minimum 2 weeks enrollment)

Summer School Classes

Math

Weeks offered:
June 9–13
June 16–20
July 7–11
July 14–18
July 21–25
July 28–August 1
August 4–8

Format: General Math through Precalculus is taught with the individualized mastery learning approach used in Camelot's regular 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 10th.
  • 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.

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