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Summer Programs

REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH MY BACKPACK

After the registration deadline of May 15, 2017, we will cancel camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Refunds for canceled camps will be given at that time. Confirmed camps that still have space will remain open for late registrants for an additional fee until August 1, 2017.

Catherine Cook offers week-long mini-camps taught by several individual teachers during the month of August. Camps are open to current Catherine Cook students. See below for details.

Summer 2017

Week of August 7, 2017

Week of August 7-11

LEGO StoryStarter

CANCELED




Creative Coding

CANCELED




Dystopias and Science Fiction

CANCELED


Week of August 14, 2017

Week of August 14-18

Acting & Improv

CANCELED




Slide Back into School

CANCELED



    Scratch Coding

    CANCELED




    Cook @ Cook for Incoming 2nd-4th Graders, 9am-12pm, $450

    Minimum 4 students, Maximum 8 students; Taught by Christina Pappas

    In Cook @ Cook kids will learn about where foods come from and how to, well…cook! This camp is for anyone who has interest in cooking, whether they already love to cook or are just starting out. Each day we will learn a new cooking skill while making a delicious (and healthy) snack and lunch! Your child will come home each day with a new way of looking at food and a full belly.



    Mad Scientists

    CANCELED




    Social Justice Summit

    CANCELED



    World Peace Game Summit

    CANCELED




    Week of August 21, 2017

    Week of August 21-25

    City Science for Incoming SK-2nd Graders, 9am-12pm, $350

    Minimum 4 students, Maximum 10 students; Taught by Cindy Olvera

    Let’s use our great city and school as an inspiration to explore science concepts. In this hands-on, active camp, we can learn about the physics behind our playground equipment (maybe even while using it) or the biological changes in your body when you take a quick run around the track. We’ll figure out the chemistry of making a popsicle and delve into the identification of our neighborhood plants. Science is working all around us, and we’ll find out how!



    Back-to-School Painting with Ms. Dawn for Incoming SK-5th Graders, 9am-12pm, $300

    Minimum 5 students, Maximum 10 students; Taught by Barbara Dawn

    Just bring your own canvas (any size will do) and your fun vacation memories. Ms. Dawn will provide paint, smocks, a light snack, and a lot of inspiration. Let’s turn those summer vacation memories into beautiful paintings!



    Middle School Math Jump Start for Incoming 5th Graders, 9-10:30am, $300

    Minimum 6 students, Maximum 15 students; Taught by Sara Folger

    Math Camp is designed to help ease the transition into school. Topics are reviewed, information is previewed and much fun is had by all! (Note: No class Friday, August 25)


    Middle School Math Jump Start for Incoming 6th Graders, 10:30am-12:00pm, $300

    Minimum 6 students, Maximum 15 students; Taught by Sara Folger

    Math Camp is designed to help ease the transition into school. Topics are reviewed, information is previewed and much fun is had by all! (Note: No class Friday, August 25)


    Middle School Math Jump Start for Incoming 7th Graders, 9-10:30am, $300

    Minimum 6 students, Maximum 15 students; Taught by Jeff Edmonds

    Math Camp is designed to help ease the transition into school. Topics are reviewed, information is previewed and much fun is had by all! (Note: No class Friday, August 25)


    Middle School Math Jump Start for Incoming 8th Graders, 10:30am-12pm, $300

    Minimum 6 students, Maximum 15 students; Taught by Jeff Edmonds

    Math Camp is designed to help ease the transition into school. Topics are reviewed, information is previewed and much fun is had by all! (Note: No class Friday, August 25)



    Minecraft Coding for Incoming 3rd-4th Graders, 9am-12:30pm, $400

    Minimum 5 students, Maximum 15 students; Taught by Dana Stewart

    Learn computer coding with Minecraft! In this camp, we will use MinecraftEdu to program Minecraft “robots” and create circuits with Redstone. Using CCS computers, students will build, experiment, and collaborate to have exciting and fun experiences with Minecraft. All Minecraft experience levels are welcome! (NOTE: No class Friday, August 25)



    Poms Dance Camp

    CANCELED



    Cook @ Cook for Incoming 5th-7th Graders

    CANCELED



    Creative Writing Camp for Incoming 3rd-4th Graders, 9am-12pm, $350

    Minimum 5 students, Maximum 10 students; Taught by Cameron Elder

    Creative Authors don’t just tell stories, they build worlds. They make their writing an escape from the everyday and take the reader on a journey they never before thought imaginable. Through this camp, students will hone their writing skills and learn how to bring their characters to life by utilizing sensory cues and scene-setting writing techniques. Together we’ll work on crafting a variety of stories, led by prompts, meant to stimulate creativity and help students exercise the inner workings of their imagination.



    Writing Workshop Summer Edition for Incoming 5th-6th Graders, 9am-10:30am, $350

    Minimum 3 students, Maximum 12 students; Taught by Elizabeth Niketopoulos

    This summer session will be based on the writing workshop model, and our focus will be persuasive writing. Each session will include two mini-lessons, writing and conferring time, and a short debrief with peers. At the end of the week, we will celebrate our success with a class debate. (NOTE: No class Friday, August 25)




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    Questions?
    Blaire Strom
    Director of Co-Curricular Programs
    bstrom@ccookschool.org or
    312-266-3381 ext 3171

    Lindsey Pearson
    Extended Day Coordinator & Co-Curricular Support
    lpearson@ccookschool.org or
    312-266-3381 ext 6177

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