Wyoming Seminary is offering a mix of arts, athletics, academic and activities camps in June, July and August to area students in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school.
The Early Summer Fun at Sem camp runs June 3-21 and includes a wide variety of activities inadventure, writing, crafts, technology and sports. Children ages 4 to firstgrade may choose from workshops in ocean life stories and crafts, storybooks about Mo and Friends and other popular titles, insects and farm animals. Children entering grades 2-4 will enjoy workshops on A-Sport-A-Day, board games, snowmen fun, Gym and Swim, LEGO stop-motion movies and Happy Holidays. Students entering grades 5-9 may sign up for sessions on LEGO stop-motion movies, Harry Potter’s World, Mad Scientist, producing music videos and Sport-A-Day. In addition, students entering grades 2-4 may register for the STEM Bugs and Grubs session, while students entering grades 5-9 may consider STEM Explorations, a series of hands-on, lab-based explorations in various areas of science.
All sessions will be held at the Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort except the “Gym and Swim” and STEM sessions which require travel to the Upper School campus in Kingston; transportation will be provided. Morning and afternoon extended care is also available.
The Lady Blue Knights Basketball Clinic, directed by Sem basketball coach Renee Casterline, will run June 24-28 in the Upper School’s Carpenter Athletic Center in Kingston. The camp is open to beginner, intermediate and advanced level players and will include individual position instruction, hotshot competition, 1-on-1 competitions, daily games, stations, lectures on various topics and player evaluation.
The Wyoming Seminary Futures Wrestling Clinic will be held June 29-July 3 and will offer wrestlers ages 10-18 an opportunity to learn and train with one of the top 10 prep wrestling teams in the nation. Directed by Sem head wrestling coach Scott Green and featuring top-rated clinicians Troy Letters and Rocky Bonomo, the clinic will be held at the Upper School’s Carpenter Athletic Center in Kingston.
For high school students interested in taking academic courses, Sem offers a four-week College Prep Institute from June 23-July 20 at the Upper School in Kingston. Classes meet every day in morning and afternoon sessions; courses include Public Speaking, Creation of Music, Discovery of Art, The Bible and Western Culture, Health Education and Geometry Proofs and Sequential Thinking.
For serious students of music, dance and musical theater, ages 12-18, the Performing Arts Institute (PAI),running June 23-August 4 at the Upper School, offers opportunities to study and perform intensively with professional artists and highly experienced teachers. The program offers tracks in instrumental music, including symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind ensemble and chamber music; vocal music; and jazz. The musical theater program provides opportunities to work collaboratively withprofessionals on a Broadway musical production; this year students will perform in the classic musical “Les Miserables.” The dance program, for students ages 10-18, features classes in ballet, modern, improvisation and jazz as well as choreography and instruction by highly regarded principal dancers and includes a major performance. Most of PAI’s nearly 40 concerts, recitals and performances are free and open to the public.
The Junior Performing Arts Institute, running July 22-August 3 at the Upper School, is a high energy and high quality musical experience for children in grades 5-8 who have studied their instrument for at least two years. Open to voice, string, woodwind, brass, percussion and piano players, the Junior PAI is designed to inspire young musicians to make the leap into a lifetime of music making. The Institute is comprehensive, including basic musicianship, instrumental and vocal ensembles, chorus, music classes, performances and recitals.
The Music Makers and Young Artists programs, running June 17-29 at the Lower School in Forty Fort, are intended for students in grades 1-8 who are interested in the performing arts. The Music Makers program fosters creativity and imagination while providing a solid foundation in pitch, rhythm, phrasing, music listening and movement for students ages 7-9 years old. In Young Artists, students ages 10-13 will improve their musicalskills while producing a Broadway musical theater revue.
For more information on any of these camps and PAI, call the Summer at Sem office at 570.270.2186 or visit the Web site at www.wyomingseminary.org/summer.