Summer Camp Allen

Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Allen
Full-Day Themed Camp Sessions
For Ages 4-12

Summer Camp 2020

The summer program at Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Allen is 10 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of programs here and reserve your child’s spot today!

We offer full day summer camp for children ages 4-5, 6-8 and to 9-12 in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Camp is from 7:00 AM until 4:30 PM with STEM included!

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Camp Schedules

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Camp Hours

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

10 Exciting Sessions

Schedule:Dates:
Week 1:6/1 – 6/5
Week 2:6/8 – 6/12
Week 3:6/15 – 6/19
Week 4:6/22 – 6/26
Week 5:6/29 – 7/3
Week 6:7/6 – 7/10
Week 7:7/13 – 7/17
Week 8:7/20 – 7/24
Week 9:7/27 – 7/31
Week 10:8/3 – 8/7

Main Camp Themes

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Week 1: Mad Science

Mixtures, components, irruptions! This week we will be bubbling over with fun as we explore all things science. The children will work together and individually to conduct numerous experiments, they will hypothesize the outcome and record their findings in science journals that they make. By the end of the week the children will be able to conduct the same experiments from camp at home with family.

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Week 2: Camp Carpe

Children will learn the necessities of camping as they camp out at their school! Our campers will be amazed to see their classroom turned into a outdoor enjoyment ready for a campfire and s’mores. The children will get to camp with tents (brought from home) tell camp fire stories, keep a camping journal, learn about different animals in the wild and scientific facts. The outcome of the week is to bring nature into the school and enjoy it outside as well, to enjoy the simplicity of camping, learn basic skills and have fun. Campers will also take a fun field trip!

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Week 3: Dazzling Decades

The campers will step into different decades everyday of the week. They’ll discover 1920, 1950, 1960, 1980 and 1990 and learn about the fashion, pop culture and historical events. The children will be making a variety of art projects, incorporating science, dress up days and dances. Join us for a Sock Hop, Great Gatsby Gathering, Beatles Bash, Neon 80’s and 90’s Jam Session (events each day) and so much more!

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Week 4: Carpe Diem Sports Center

The campers will participate in different sports, learning teamwork, point systems and rules. Hands on is the theme this week and the children will be practicing in flag football, soccer, cheerleading, dance, soccer, noodle jousting, chair volleyball, spirit boards, origami, creating team logos and SPORTSMANSHIP!

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Week 5: Party In The USA

The campers will celebrate our Independence day with a week full of American themed activities. The campers will learn science, art, fast facts, and even acting! Join us for fireworks in a jar, classroom debates and American Flag dot painting.

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Week 6: Artful Antics

This week is all about art! Campers will learn about history, techniques and materials through hands-on projects. We will focus on Van Gough inspired paintings, still art, shadow art, clay, chalk and caracole drawings.

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Week 7: Mystery Mayhem

The campers will solve different mysteries around the school this week. They will work together, find clues, create charts, interview each other, create art, learn about finger print science and create a class newspaper that will be incorporated into the mysteries as well.

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Week 8: Carpe Diem Food Network

This week the campers will indulge themselves in all things food. They will explore flavors, textures and different kitchen equipment, everything needed to make delicious dishes. The children will mix, whisk, kneed, and bake all week. All learning is hands on and involves intense listening and following directions to make sure the dishes come out correctly. The campers will create pizzas, cookies, pretzels, their own recipes and put on their very own cooking shows.

Week 9: Carpe Diem Olympics

We are kicking off our Summer Olympics at the same time as the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The children will get to participate in events and even get to create events of their own. The campers will run, jump, throw, cheer, dance their way to our very own CD medals. Join us for track, long jump, gymnastics, chair volleyball, soccer and more! Children will work as teams to represent different countries. They will even get to show off their skills to younger children at the school!

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Week 10: Friendship/Character Counts

We will wrap up summer with the six pillars of Charter Counts curriculum and the importance of Friendship.The campers will learn about the 6 pillars of Charter Counts, Citizenship, Fairness, Caring , Trustworthiness, Respect and Reasonability. We will create friendship bracelets, summer camp year books and a friendship cake. We will write letters to our community heroes, donate used toys to the children’s hospital and take field trips.

Primary STEM Themes

Week 3: Calculate the Possibilities

We take math off the page and put it where it exists – everywhere! Children learn the wonders of mathematics is a part of everything from science and engineering to music and sports. They also get to learn about fascinating mathematical concepts through interactive activities and group projects, such as learning about patterns and probability by creating a Pascal’s triangle, and about geometry by creating möbius strips. Through this module, students gain insight into how math is applied everywhere.

Week 5: Science of Building

Students get the opportunity to explore how science impacts how the world around us works. Some of our interactive group activities include building LED necklaces and foil boats, as well as studying the biomechanics of how a leaping lemur leaps and the chemical reaction of a volcano eruption. This module will open students’ eyes to the inner-working of the world and get them excited to learn more!

Week 7: Introduction to Coding

This is the class for any kid who has ever played a video game or watched a cartoon and wondered how they were made. We introduce students to Scratch, a coding language created by MIT that is designed to help kids learn how to code. This class combines technology and creativity as kids learn the basics of coding and how to apply their knowledge to make video games and animations. The more they learn, the more details and effects they can add, which makes them want to learn more. This is a class for the beginner coder and no previous experience is necessary.

Week 9: Science of Making

Students get the opportunity to explore how science impacts how the world around us works. Some of our interactive group activities include building LED necklaces and foil boats, as well as studying the biomechanics of how a leaping lemur leaps and the chemical reaction of a volcano eruption. This module will open students’ eyes to the inner-working of the world and get them excited to learn more!

Elementary STEM Themes

Week 3: Compute to Win

We show students how numbers work in different areas, such as games, puzzles, and even art! Through individual lessons and group activities, we ponder math riddles, figure out number puzzles, and explore math-inspired art. This is a fun and interactive way to dig deep into the world of math. In this module, students don’t labor over math problems. Instead, they explore math possibilities.

Week 5: Captivate and Accelerate

Students continue applying every aspect of STEM to take their building skills to the next level! Through games and group projects that spark their imagination and sharpen their critical thinking skills, this module shows students what they can do when they have the power of STEM. Examples of the activities we do include constructing mega marble runs and testing marshmallow structures in an earthquake simulator. This module challenges and captivates young minds and lets them see what they can accomplish with STEM.

Week 7: Introduction to Coding

This is the class for any kid who has ever played a video game or watched a cartoon and wondered how they were made. We introduce students to Scratch, a coding language created by MIT that is designed to help kids learn how to code. This class combines technology and creativity as kids learn the basics of coding and how to apply their knowledge to make video games and animations. The more they learn, the more details and effects they can add, which makes them want to learn more. This is a class for the beginner coder and no previous experience is necessary.

Week 9: Science and Engineering in Action

Now it’s time to put some of our learning into action! Using everyday items that can be found around the house, students participate in activities and group projects that allow them to create and construct objects that demonstrate scientific principles. This might include a miniature zipline to represent gravity and fraction, or a catapult to represent kinetic energy. Daily lessons also include an array of other activities, such as scientific demonstrations, virtual field trips, team-based gaming, and more.

873 Junction Drive, Allen, TX 75013
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