Summer Camp Southlake

Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Southlake

For ages 4-12

Summer Camp 2020

The summer program at Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Southlake is 11 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 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM with STEM included!

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Camp Schedules

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Main Camp

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

11 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
Week 11:8/10 – 8/12

Main Camp Themes

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Week 1: Team Building

Campers will learn about working collaboratively, strengthen their communication skills and work cooperatively in teams on various projects.

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Week 2: Things in Motion

“What makes things go?” is the question this week. We will explore all forms of transportation and have our very own pinewood derby. Children will learn about push, pull, and friction this week.

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Week 3: Buggin Out

We will explore all kinds of creepy crawlers this week! Campers will have the opportunity to work together to make GIANT insects and explore how they live and move.

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Week 4: Culinary Creations

Campers will create tasty snacks this week and learn about weights and measure along the way.

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Week 5: Around the World

This week campers will learn about children from around the world as well as their customs. We hope some of our very own families can share in this event.

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Week 6: Celebrating Art

We will learn about different artists and their creative techniques. We will also be creating a permanent work of art for our school.

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Week 7: Fun/Fitness

This week we will use STEM activities to discover how our muscles and bones work, explore healthy eating habits, and participate in various types of exercise.

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Week 8: Community Superhero’s

We will learn about modern day superheroes and what we can do to help our family, friends, and community.

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Week 9: Jazz it Up

Campers will learn about various world musicians and explore instruments. We will also listen to music across the globe and hear the differences.

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Week 10: Grossology

Prepare to be totally grossed out this week as we learn about science while we make slime and create some gross concoctions-some which are even edible!

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Week 11: Survive It

This week will be a combination of field day activities which include relay races, tug-of-war, and a water balloon toss. Campers will need to use everything they learned in previous weeks to survive this week! Teamwork, critical thinking, force of motion and more.

Primary STEM Themes

Week 4: 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 6: 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 8: Science of Making

From family homes and skyscrapers to highways and bridges, nearly every aspect of our lives is impacted by the structures we use. Students learn the basics of how structures are made through a series of fun and exciting hands-on activities that are designed especially for this age group. Students will see the world in a whole new way as they gain an understanding of how structures around them are made. They will also get chance to construct items, such as paper buildings and spinning helicopters as they become the engineers of tomorrow!

Week 10: 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!

Elementary STEM Themes

Week 4: 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 6: 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 8: 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.

Week 10: 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.

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