Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Allen
Elementary Main Camp Themes
Week 1: “We Are Wonderful”
We will get to know the campers in our class through hands-on games and team building activities. We will build a family tree, map out the cities, states, and countries that we are from, and introduce the book “We Are All Wonders”. Using this book we will be setting the tone for summer class learning about compassion, kindness, teamwork and giving.
Week 2: Summer Touchdown
This week we will use STEM activities to explore and discover how our muscles and bones work, explore healthy eating habits, and participate in various sports and exercise such as soccer, gymnastics, basketball, yoga, and more! Field trips this week will include a visit to a gymnastics gym and a baseball game!
Week 3: Ocean Commotion
We will be diving deep this week to explore our oceans! We will be using the project approach to discuss, explore, and plan to turn the classroom into an underwater adventure. The week will end with a field trip to the aquarium to see all that we talked about up close and in person!
Week 4: Music Makers
Music is a big part of our lives at Carpe Diem! This week campers will hit a high note while listening to and creating their own music through art, science, and even using classroom materials. Musical note drawings, Picasso Blue Period guitar, and musical group posters are a few of the way’s art is introduced into this week of sounds. Karaoke, a STOMP-inspired production, a country dance party, and rock star hair will have the children feeling ready to perform!
Week 5: Carpe Diem Top Chefs
Let’s get chopping! During this fun-filled week, campers will explore different ways to prepare food. Using math and science they will make homemade ice cream, soups, bread, and more! We will be visiting a farmers market to learn about where our food comes from and buying items to have a “Top Chef” competition!
Week 6: Party In The USA
Buckle up, we are going on a road trip! Campers will “visit” a different state each day this week learning their state motto, flag, animal, and flower. They will try different foods each one is famous for, create their own license plates for the trip and make fireworks in a jar. Geography will be explored as the children use real maps to navigate state to state and to see the landmarks as they “travel”!!
Week 7: Buggin Out!
Creepy crawlers and beautiful flyers will be the focus of this week. Campers will explore local and native bugs, research some they may not be familiar with and have the opportunity to start a worm farm for the school! They will also have the opportunity to use the project approach to build GIANT bugs to display throughout the school!
Week 8: Mad Science
Pull out your gloves and put on your goggles, it’s Mad Science week! Every day the campers will conduct different experiments and record their findings for all to see! Building molecules, tornados in a jar, and volcanoes are just a start! Mentos Geysers, Oobleck goo, and slime will expand the campers minds and have their hands sticky!
Week 9: Time Travelers
Let’s go back in time! Campers will be exploring different eras and how the way we dress, communicate, and live have all changed! Making string phones, writing letters on parchment paper, and working together to make a caveman wall are just a few ways we will be taking the trip back into time!
Week 10: Dynamic Dinosaurs
Campers will stomp, roar, and chomp their way into exploring these prehistoric creatures! We will make fossils, dig bones, measure out life-size dinosaurs and more! The week will end with a visit from the Perot Museum for an end to a roaring good week!
Week 11: Terrific Teamwork
Working together is the theme for our last week together. The campers will be involved in various art, science, and gross motor activities that will take teamwork to get through! Nature scavenger hunts, creating gumdrop towers, and the ultimate marshmallow challenge is just the start! Minute to win it, wacky relay races, and creating their own games will keep campers smiling and ensure they know the importance of working together to accomplish amazing things!
Elementary STEM Camp
Week 2: Coding and Digital Design
Join us at the crossroads of coding and digital design! In this camp, kids explore how technology has revolutionized video production, website design, 3D modeling and more. Our young, inspired thinkers use software to create their own logos, “photoshop” pictures to produce exciting visual effects, and generate three-dimensional virtual representations of their unique product ideas! Balancing design with coding, campers use MIT’s Scratch to increase their understanding of logic and programming.
Week 4: Kids Crime Lab
Join the CSI team as we investigate the mysteries of the living world through forensic biology. Designed as a suspense-building “whodunit” experience, Kids Crime Lab guides campers through the discovery of clues and the tackling of challenges tied to topics such as cellular structure and DNA. From bacterium to blood type, kids learn how to interpret data and draw conclusions necessary to crack the case. Secret message glasses, microscopes, and DIY lab kits are just a few of the CSI tools that campers create and take home for further crime scene investigations!
Week 6: Junior Astronaut
Three, two, one…blast off! It’s time to fall in line for astronaut training! Campers dive in by earning their helmets and jet packs as they discover what it takes to make it in outer space. Next up: Escape Earth’s gravity to explore the Sun, the Moon, and many of the solar system’s interesting features. From launching Alka-Seltzer rockets to creating satellite spinners, budding space explorers learn the ropes as they prepare to take off to infinity and beyond!
Week 8: Junior Physicist
Unlock the forces that drive our universe! From mastering matter to exploring fundamental forces, future-physicists learn through hands-on projects such as designing a gravity maze and constructing a kaleidoscope. Topics like magnetism, density, and friction come alive! Kids love rocking out on their homemade rubber guitar and going for the high score on their DIY pinball game. Through the exploration of exciting physics concepts, kids develop a better understanding of nature and the world around them.
873 Junction Drive, Allen, TX 75013
873 Junction Drive
Allen, TX 75013