June

Week of June 10 = Week 1
Week of June 17 = Week 2
Week of June 24 = Week 3

July

Week of July 1 = Week 4 (no camp July 4)
Week of July 8 = Week 5
Week of July 15 = Week 6
Week of July 22 = Week 7
Week of July 29 = Week 8

August

Week of August 5 = Week 9
Week of August 12 = Week 10
Week of August 19 = Week 11 (limited offering)

Summerside Academic Camps

Summerside on the Hill now offers Academic camps for campers entering Grades PK through 10th.  All academic offerings are taught by top-notch talent, most of which are SCH Academy’s own faculty.  Summerside believes that just because school’s out, doesn’t mean the learning stops! Our academic camps keep the love of learning going and helps campers stay engaged throughout the summer months. 
 

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  • Business 101: Intro to Entrepreneurship | Grade 5 - 8 | Week 7

    This one week camp, led by the instructors behind the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at SCH Academy, will inspire and inform young people who dream of owning their own business one day. We will help turn that dream into a reality, as we teach students the fundamentals of developing a business idea, testing that idea with customers, prototyping products and services, building websites, and pitching to an audience.

    This camp will be instructed by Ed Glassman and Ian Kreher, SCH CEL teachers. Ed Glassman is the Executive Director of the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at SCH Academy. He has been a member of the SCH team for four years and holds a masters' degree in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. Ian Kreher has been a member of the faculty at SCH for four years teaching Math and Entrepreneurship.

    Cost: $425

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Care: 3:30pm - 6pm ($25/day, $100/week) 

    Lunch is FREE with Business 101, snack is also provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Chess Camp | Grades 2 - 8 | Week 6

    Chess is over 1,500 years old and is the most popular board game in the world! It is widely recognized that chess can improve logical and analytical reasoning, while at the same time enhancing sportsmanship and patience.

    The SCH chess camp presumes that students already know how to play. Typically, students are at least in 3rd grade (exceptions are possible). We will play tournament style chess games; that is, we play with chess clocks, notate games, and play with “touch move” rules. We will learn opening theory, middle game strategies, tactics, and
    we will work our way toward mastering relatively complex endgames. We will also play variant games such as “give away,” “progressive,” “dragon chess,” and “bug house.” On the last day, Ross Colby will give prizes to all campers.

    This camp will be instructed by Ross Colby: Ross Colby is an adjunct philosophy professor who has taught for over 15 years. He also teaches chess at Springside Chestnut Hill, The Philadelphia School, Friends Select, Germantown Friends, and William Penn Charter. As a scholastic player, he attained expert rating (over 2,000) when he was 15, and he played on five teams that won national championships. Colby's teams have numerous state and national division titles.

    Cost: $400

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Care: 3:30pm - 6pm ($25/day, $100/week) 

    Lunch is FREE with Chess Camp, snack is also provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Creative Writing: Philly Style | Grades 5 - 8 | Week 2

    "Write what you know!" Well, in this camp, students will become better writers by getting to know Philly! The purpose of this camp is to inspire creativity and better writing through a combination of field trips and writing prompts. Write a story from the perspective of an animal in the zoo. How will you research that? By spending the morning at the zoo! Explore Reading Terminal Market, and then write a mystery set in that location...or write a restaurant review based on your culinary experience. The only limits are the city limits!

    Camp Instructor: Liz O'Flanagan-Walder, SCH teacher (bio listed in registration) 

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Mighty Authors: Create and Write | PK + K | Week 6

    Let's get ready to write! Campers will use play dough, toothpicks, rocks, and more to create something magical and turn it into a story.  They will use their creations and go on exciting journeys and share with friends! 

    While writing their stories, mighty authors will work on proper pencil grip, handwriting, letter sounds, sequencing, and story elements. At the conclusion of the camp, throughout the week each camper will take home their stories and creations. 

    This camp will be instructed by Tayler Fay.  Ms. Fay is a first grade teacher at a charter school in Philadelphia. Originally from Florida, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue a Bachelors degree in education from Temple University and a Masters in reading from Saint Joseph's University. Before teaching first grade, Tayler was previously a Preschool teacher, Kindergarten teacher and a Reading Specialist. She loves anything creative, animals and exploring the city! 

    C
    ost: $400 

    Camp hours: HALF DAY - 8:30am - 12:00pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - Can join Red Hot Day Camp for an additional $75 (Lunch would be provided)

    Snack is provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Mighty Authors: The Art of Writing | Grades 3 - 4 | Week 8

    Artists and writers unite! This one-of-a-kind camp will be bursting with creativity, exploration, observation, writing, and fun! Campers will explore how an artist's decisions about their pictures are a lot like a writer's decisions about words. Their thinking will deepen as we analyze famous works of art from artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Degas. Every camper will design and publish a unique hardbound book full of artwork and writing.

    Campers will get messy with art and refined with writing. The best of both worlds! This camp will ignite curiosity
    and imagination while boosting skills.

    This camp will be instructed by Tayler Fay.  Ms. Fay is a first grade teacher at a charter school in Philadelphia. Originally from Florida, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue a Bachelors degree in education from Temple University and a Masters in reading from Saint Joseph's University. Before teaching first grade, Tayler was previously a Preschool teacher, Kindergarten teacher and a Reading Specialist. She loves anything creative, animals and exploring the city! 

    Cost: $400 

    Camp hours: HALF DAY - 8:30am - 12:00pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - Can join Red Hot Day Camp for an additional $45 (Lunch would be provided)

    Snack is provided. 

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Ready to Roll into Pre-K + K | Week 5

    Campers will read different children's books throughout the week. They will learn "school-readiness" skills through crafts, baking, songs, and movement activities. Campers will work on fine motor skills by working on pencil grips, scissor cutting, glueing, beading, etc. - as well as gross motor skills - such as balance, muscle strengthening, and coordination through movements and song.

    CAMP Instructor: Regina Puleo

    Cost: $350

    Camp hours: HALF DAY - 8:30am - 12:00pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - Can join Red Hot Day Camp for an additional $75 (Lunch would be provided)

    Snack is provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Ready to Roll: Upper School Prep | Grades 9 + 10 | Week 10

    Fight that summer slump! Join us for a half-day camp that mixes Upper School skill building with fun! Practice participation skills before taking on an art challenge, brush up on math formulas before hiking in the Wissahickon, and set up an organization system that will help you slide into Upper School with ease. This camp is a great way for your incoming 9th grader to shore up those places where they need support while enjoying the last days of summer on our beautiful campus! One added benefit: in the afternoon, they can come home and finish up that summer reading!

    Camp Instructor: SCH teacher Katie Mersky

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Zoology | Grades 5 - 7 | Week 6

    Campers will become young zoologists as they learn about a different animal each day of the week. Campers will explore and learn about different wildlife through research, art, games, and live animal encounters. Campers should dress to get messy as a full day of exploration and adventures are promised.

    Cost: $425

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day)
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Zoology. Snack is also provided.