Wyoming Seminary is offering an engaging and exciting mix of arts, athletics, academics and activities camps in June and July to area students in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school.
The Early Summer Fun at Sem camp runs June 5-23 and includes a wide variety of activities in adventure, writing, crafts, technology and sports. Children ages 3-4 are invited to take part in three workshops, titled All About Books, Fun on the Farm, and Water, Water Everywhere. Children entering kindergarten or first grade may choose from workshops featuring Chinese culture, Mo Willems stories, crafts, Sport-A-Day, Under the Sea and Fun with Playdough, among others. Children entering grades 2-4 will enjoy workshops on LEGO stop-motion movies, Sem Survivor, Board Games, Community Heroes, LEGO Storystarters, Magic Treehouse and others. Students entering grades 5-8 may sign up for sessions on LEGO stop-motion movies, Sport-A-Day, Mandarin Chinese, iOS Photography, learning the ukulele, STEM, Kids Do The News, field hockey and graphic novels, among others.
All sessions will be held at the Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.
A two-week Summer STEM Program, featuring workshops on the amazing properties of water, and basic engineering principals and design challenges, will be held at Wyoming Seminary Upper School June 19-30. Students entering grades 6-9 will take on engineering challenges such as a water relay race, building an aquarium terrarium, designing a bridge and building structures that can withstand a simulated earthquake. The program will focus on small daily projects and explorations, followed by a large challenge project.
For high school students interested in taking academic courses, Sem offers a four-week College Prep Institute from July 10-August 4 at the Upper School in Kingston. Classes meet every day in morning and afternoon sessions; courses include Public Speaking, The Creation of Music, Discovery of Art, The Bible and Western Culture, and Health Education.
The Performing Arts Institute (PAI), a three-to-six-week side-by-side summer program for serious students ages 12-18 of music, dance, jazz, and musical theater, will be held June 25-August 5 at Sem's Upper School. This intensive program offers opportunities to study and perform with professional artists and highly experienced teachers. PAI instrumental and vocal students receive daily masterclasses, weekly lessons, music education electives, and participate in five weekly performing ensembles: symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, Masterworks Chorale and Institute Chorus. Musical theater students work collaboratively with professionals through daily theatrical classes and rehearsals culminating in a full Broadway musical production; this summer's program will feature David DeSilva's smash hit "Fame the Musical" which inspired a critically-acclaimed movie and a six-season television show. With choreography and instruction by highly regarded principal dancers, PAI's dance program, for students ages 12-18, features classes in ballet, modern, improvisation and jazz that builds up to a fully staged production on Sunday, July 23. PAI provides about 20 concerts, recitals and performances which are free and open to the public in the Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts.
The Junior Performing Arts Institute, running July 10-22 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Upper School, is a high energy and high quality musical experience for children in grades 5-8 who have two years' experience with their instrument. Open to voice, string, woodwind, brass, percussion and piano players, Junior PAI is designed to inspire young musicians to make the leap into a lifetime of music making through classes and a recital.
For more information on any of these summer programs, call the Summer at Sem office at 570-270-2161 or visit the web site at www.wyomingseminary.org/summer.