Grades 6-8

Rising Grades 6-8 Camps

15 Camps Await Girls and Boys Entering Grades 6-8

Broadway Kids Camp Presents Laurel's Production of Willy Wonka Kids! • Exploring Cleveland Architecture • Girls with Books & Bikes • Laurel's School for Witchcraft and Wizardry • Sewing and Sweets • Get in Gear! • Adventure Camp • Girls Only Adventure Camp & Campout • Eco-Leaders Mini Camp • Introduction to Middle School Speech & Debate • Start Strong • Broadway Bound! • Cleveland: Read, Write, Eat • Geometry for Credit 

Broadway Kids Camp Presents Laurel's Production of Willy Wonka Kids!

Ages: Girls & boys entering Grades 2-7
Format: One, two-week session; culminating in a performance 
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 10-June 21 (no camp June 19)- $765
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Grab your golden ticket and join us on this magical journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. In this scrumdiddlyumptious musical, Willy Wonka Kids, performers will work as a group to put together a full production while learning acting, singing and dancing through fun theater games. At Broadway Kids Camp, rising Second - Seventh Graders are offered a structured opportunity for growth. This enriched program is designed for campers to promote independence and self-confidence all while making new friends and learning exciting new skills.This performance program is for theater enthusiasts who want to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. In the mornings, campers take music, dance, improv, and acting classes, and in the afternoons they rehearse their full-scale production of Willy Wonka Kids, as a result it is imperative that campers attend camp every day. Book by Roald Dahl; Music by Anthony Newly; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; Conceived by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald. Willy Wonka Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Exploring Cleveland Architecture *NEW*

Ages: Girls & Boys entering Grades 4-6
Format: One one-week session 
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates (1 week): June 24-June 28 - $425
Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm 

Cleveland's buildings and landscapes tell the story of its rich history. Join us for this one-week adventure exploring different parts of Cleveland and the eastern suburbs with a focus on the differing features that make up each area. Campers will take advantage of public transportation and learn how to navigate around Cleveland as well as explore locally on their own two feet. The camp is sure to be an eye-opening experience for all campers.

Girls with Books & Bikes: Exciting Adventures for the Brain & Body!

Ages: Girls entering Grades 4-6
Format: One two-week session
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 10-June 21 (no camp June 19) - $765
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

In this exciting girls-only, two-week camp campers will exercise their brains and bodies! Girls will spend part of their day on biking adventures through Shaker Heights near Laurel’s Lyman Campus. Days will be rounded out by two Laurel School faculty members leading girls in book club discussions of a book chosen by the group, as well as providing support to girls reading individually selected books or summer reading books.

*Campers must bring their own bike and helmet, and be comfortable riding a bike. Bikes will be stored at Lyman Campus for the duration of camp.

Laurel's School for Witchcraft and Wizardry *NEW*

Ages: Girls & boys entering Grades 3-8
Format: One one-week session
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates (1 week): July 8-July 12 - $425
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Calling all witches and wizards! Join us for a magical week of potion-making, spell-casting, Quidditch playing, and more. Campers can expect a full week of wizardly excitement, including--but not limited to--Harry Potter-themed crafts, scavenger hunts, read-alongs, writing activities, and trivia.

Sewing and Sweets

Ages:  Girls & boys entering Grades 4-6
Format: One two-week session
Location:  Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 24-July 3 (no camp July 4 & 5) - $720
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm   

Calling all campers interested in learning the basics of sewing and baking! This fun-filled camp will introduce campers to the ins and outs of how to sew on a sewing machine (machines provided) as well as basic baking skills. The mornings will be spent working on the sewing projects campers can use in their everyday lives. In the afternoons, our very own Chef Megan Cabatingan will be on hand to teach basic baking skills while creating edible delights that every camper will enjoy.

Get in Gear! *NEW*

Ages: Boys and Girls entering Grades 5-8 
Format: One two-week session
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: July 8-July 19 - $850
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Grab your bike and get ready for a fun filled two weeks of riding! There will be six field trip days during the session where we will explore exciting locations like Edgewater Park, Jordan Creek Park, the Towpath Trail, and more. Campers will spend the mornings learning the basics of bicycle maintenance as well as road safety, and the afternoons will be spent on fun biking adventures. This camp is a highly physical, fun-filled camp designed to boost confidence, resilience and growth mindset!

*Campers must bring their own bike and helmet, and be comfortable riding a bike. Bikes will be stored at Lyman Campus for the duration of camp.

Adventure Camp

Ages: Girls & boys entering Grades 5-8*
Format: Two two-week sessions designed around challenging activities; campers are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions. 
Location: Laurel’s Butler Campus in Novelty**
Session 1: June 10-June 21 (no camp June 19) - $810
Session 2: June 24-July 3 (no camp July 4 & 5) - $720
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Campers will explore mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, sailing and backpacking. Daily experiences will introduce new and exciting adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus and will be enhanced by customized field trips focused on specific skills. This camp will enable pre-teens to challenge themselves individually and in group situations. Time will be spent on the 15 high- and low-rope elements offered on Laurel’s Project Adventure Ropes Course to help foster creative problem solving, promote leadership and build self-confidence through improved communication skills and teamwork. Campers will need to come prepared with an adventurous spirit and a desire to have lots of fun!

*Campers must be comfortable riding a bike and swimming. Bicycles will be provided to all campers, for use during camp, from our Butler Bike Fleet of 80+ Giant mountain bikes. Campers will be assigned a bike at the beginning of their session, but each camper must provide her/his own helmet. If a camper would like to bring their own bicycle, they must be dropped off at the Butler Campus on the first day of the camp session and picked up on the last day of the camp session.

**Shuttle service from Laurel’s Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional fee.

Girls-Only Adventure Camp & Campout

Ages: Girls entering Grades 5-8*
Format: Two one-week sessions with a Thursday night campout. 
Location: Laurel’s Butler Campus in Novelty**
Session 1 (one week): July 8-July 12 - $625
Session 2 (one week): July 15-July 19 - $625
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm, with a Thursday overnight

Laurel School knows girls best! Backed by research from Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, this unique day camp experience (with one overnight) is designed so that pre-teen girls will reach outside their comfort zones, build resilience and outdoor survival skills, and embrace new challenges—individually and in group situations. Daily experiences will introduce new and exciting adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus, which features biking and hiking trails and an exciting Project Adventure Ropes Course that fosters creative problem solving, encourages girls to use their voice and builds self-confidence through improved communication skills. Exciting field trips focused on specific skills, like rock climbing, bike riding on trails and kayaking will enhance the week and provide enough risk and challenge for girls to learn to handle a healthy amount of stress and discomfort in controlled situations. Campers should be ready to spend Thursday night in a group tent in the woods on Laurel’s breathtaking Butler Campus. Texts that inspired this incredible opportunity: Untangled and Under Pressure by Lisa Damour, Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul and Wolfpack: How Young People Will Find Their Voice, Unite Their Pack, and Change the World by Abby Wambach. 

*Campers must be comfortable riding a bike and swimming.  New this year, bicycles will be provided to all campers, for use during camp, from our Butler Bike Fleet of 80+ Giant mountain bikes. Campers will be assigned a bike at the beginning of their session, but each camper must provide her own helmet. If a camper would like to bring their own bicycle, they must be dropped off at the Butler campus on the first day of the camp session and picked up on the last day of the camp session. Each camper will also need to bring her own sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

**Shuttle service from Laurel’s Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional fee.

Eco-Leaders

Ages: Girls entering Grades 6-8
Format: One three-day session
Location: Laurel’s Butler Campus in Novelty*
Dates (three day camp): July 1-July 3 - $255
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm
 
Are you a girl who wants to take the lead on protecting nature? Eco-Leaders is for you! You will have a chance to learn from some of Northeast Ohio’s leading change-making organizations that are focused on regenerative agriculture, green engineering, forest restoration, and other sustainable causes. Eco-Leaders will learn about how climate change impacts our planet and local ecosystems through a lens of solutions. Activities include hiking and biking the Butler Campus, helping the forest ecosystem, contributing to citizen science initiatives, and creating nature-focused art. Eco-Leaders will finish their week inspired, hopeful, and full of great ideas for how to use their voices and actions to make the world a more sustainable place!
 
*Shuttle service from Laurel’s Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional fee.

Introduction to Middle School Speech & Debate

Ages: Girls entering Grades 6-8
Format: One one-week session
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates (1 week): June 24-June 28 - $425
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 
Calling all future public speakers and debaters! Do you love engaging in spirited debates? Do you have great ideas you want to share? Or, perhaps, you might want to step out of your comfort zone and practice your public-speaking skills? This camp is designed for rising 6th through 8th Grade girls who are interested in getting to know more about and competing in the competitive world of Speech and Debate. Students learn about the different competitive Speech and Debate events before selecting one they'd like to prepare for competing in. At the end of the week, family members are welcomed to spectate a mock tournament.

Start Strong: Summer Work and Strategies to Prepare for the Year Ahead

Ages:  Girls entering Grades 4-10
Format: One one-week session
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates (1 week): July 22-July 26 - $500
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm   
 
Get Organized, Gator!  Summer work got you down? Pack it up and head to camp! This week-long camp will provide students opportunities to fine tune their executive functioning skills and get ready for the upcoming school year. We'll work with students to develop the strategies and habits necessary to improve their organization, planning, time management, attention regulation, and overall metacognition. We'll use examples from daily life as well as academic domains in their assigned summer work. Between lessons, campers will play games, get active in and around the Lyman Campus, enjoy some special cold summer treats all while reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

Broadway Bound!

Ages: Girls & boys entering Grades 8-12    
Format: One two-week session; culminating in a performance 
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 10-June 21 (no camp June 19) - $575        
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm 

Broadway Bound! is a program for students entering Grades 8-12 interested in serving as junior counselors and collaborating on a Broadway revue-style performance. Mornings are spent with Broadway Kids Camp campers and afternoons are spent in rehearsals for their showcase! 

Cleveland: Read, Write, Eat *NEW*

Ages: Girls & Boys entering Grades 6-9
Format: One two-week session 
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 24-July 3 (no camp July 4 & 5)- $750
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Campers will develop and polish reading and writing skills while exploring the cuisine and culture that can be found in and around the city of Cleveland. This two-week camp includes field trips to the West Side Market, Mitchell’s Ice Cream flagship store in Ohio City, local farmers markets, and more! The group will spend time learning and researching the local Cleveland food market and then apply that research in the creation of their own restaurant proposal and signature dish. The session will culminate in a celebration of the campers’ writing and cooking!

Geometry (For Credit)

Ages: Open to Laurel students who have completed Algebra 1
Format: One six-week session, half-day; for credit
Location: Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Dates: June 18-July 26 - $1675 (no class June 19, July 4 & 5)
Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm (Tuesday-Friday) 
Instructor: Gina Palmer
 
This course emphasizes traditional geometry topics such as lines, angles, polygons and circles. Students explore concepts directly through their own inquiry-based exploration, make and test conjectures about what they observe and apply these conjectures to solve problems. In addition to the discovery of geometric relationships, students’ investigations also develop cooperative learning and problem-solving skills.
 
Students will be asked to complete some amount of independent study outside of the class sessions in order to use class time for exploration. A typical class session may include group explorations, presentations of new material, individual and small-group practice and/or assessments. A passing grade on a final, end-of-course exam is required to earn high school credit. Students completing this course are prepared for Algebra II. 

Please email Dr. Matthew Kennedy, Mathematics Department Chair, at mKennedy@LaurelSchool.org prior to enrolling in this course to ensure it is a good fit for your student.   
Due to the accelerated pace, Sumer Geometry is open to students who receive a B+ or better in Algebra 1, have a strong recommendation from their Algebra 1 teacher, and score in the 9th stanine on a current mathematics standardized assessment.
 
Financial Aid is available for those Laurel students who qualify.  Please contact aSteinberg@LaurelSchool.org for information.