Summer Enrichment Camps

Summer Enrichment Camps 2017

We are excited to offer fun and educational summer enrichment camps for middle school students this year!

Female students entering grades 5-8 in the fall can experience the magic of an all-girls environment on OLP's campus. All camps take place during the regular summer school session, June 19-July 28, but are one week long unless otherwise noted. Each camp is taught by OLP teachers and alumnae. Half-day camps are $150 and take place from 8:00-12:00 pm or from 12:30-3:30 pm. Full-day camps are $300 and take place from 8:00-3:30 pm.

Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided. Enroll early to ensure the camp you want is confirmed. The deadline to withdraw and receive a full refund is May 8. Between May 8 and May 31, a 50% refund will be given for withdrawals. Any withdrawals that occur beginning June 1 will not a receive a refund.

There are no other fees associated with the camps. All materials are included in the cost of the camp.

Please direct any questions to Summer School Co-Directors, Mrs. Susan Antolin '06 at santolin@aolp.org and Mr. Gilberto Moreno at gmoreno@aolp.org.


Middle School Camps (Grades 5-8)

Art Camp: Artists and Foodies Unite!
5th & 6th graders | July 17-July 21, M-F 8:00 am-12:00 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Mrs. Diane Lehman '08, Art Teacher
Throughout time, artists have been painting delicious and decadent foods. Campers will study and replicate still lifes of fruit by Van Gogh, Cezanne and Caravaggio! This will teach campers how to draw from observation, challenging them to take real 3D objects and translate them onto 2D paper. After this they will experiment with the impressionist and pointillism movements to create paintings that really move! We will then move into modern artists like the photorealistic paintings of Chuck Close, where campers will use the mediums of paper cutting and watercolor. The week will culminate with an exciting project done in the style of Wayne Thiebaud, painter of beautiful cakes, cupcakes and ice creams. The scrumptious subject will be painted with palette knives and oil paint on canvas.

Art Camp: You Are a Fancy French Artist! 
-Session 1: 7th & 8th graders | July 10-July 14, M-F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm | Register Here
-Session 2 (New!): 5th-8th graders | July 3-7, M-F 8:00 am-12:00 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Mrs. Diane Lehman '08, Art Teacher
We will study and recreate monumental pieces of art from the art capital of the world: Paris! Campers will learn many fun facts about Paris and why it inspired some of the best art in the world to be created there. Why did the French build the Eiffel Tower? Why is the I. M. Pei designed entrance to the Louvre so controversial? What influence did Marie Antoinette have on the Palace of Versailles! What makes Notre Dame, or any church, a cathedral? What makes Miss Mona Lisa so significant? Arts and crafts projects replicating these monumental pieces will be made with a variety of mediums including: collage, watercolor, pastels, wax resist, and acrylic paint. Students will ultimately create a beautiful scrapbook portfolio of their creative and French week! Bon Voyage!

Digital Storytelling: Girls! Camera! Action!
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | July 17-July 21
-Morning Session: M-F 8:00 am-12:00 pm | Full
-Afternoon Session: M-F 12:30 pm-3:30 pm | Full

Instructor: Karla Duarte, Animate A Way Founder and Executive Director
The Girls! Camera! Action! Digital Storytelling Summer program provides girls 12 years old and up with an opportunity to create their own fiction or nonfiction story. Campers will learn how to bring their ideas to life using the media arts and expressive arts. This class explores different digital techniques including stop-motion animation and live action. The program also offers mindful listening and witnessing practices through the fun exercise of photo journaling. All the digital equipment and cameras are provided. We welcome the student’s personal technology to use in class (e.g., mobiles, iPads, GoPro, etc.).
Optional: The student may bring her personal laptop to edit with iMovie and Garage Band (The instructor will assist the students in the editing process).

Engineering for Fun!
June 26-June 30
-Morning Session: 7th & 8th graders | M-F 8:00 am-12:00 pm | Register Here
-Afternoon Session: 5th & 6th graders | M-F 12:30 pm-3:30 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Dr. Johnathan Chittuluru, Engineering Teacher
This camp allows students to explore engineering in a fun and accessible way. Last year's campers built solar ovens and used them to bake cookies. The campers also built a regulation-size foosball table and played for hours. This summer's campers will have the opportunity to build their way to fun, too!

Introduction to French Language and Cooking
7th & 8th graders | July 3 - July 7 | M-F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Mrs. Nicole Rayner, French Teacher
In Introduction to French, the camper will learn basic French "survival" vocabulary through skits and songs. There will be a cooking element as well, during which the camper will learn to prepare (and eat!) crêpes, quiches, "sandwichs à la française" and ratatouille! All materials are included in the cost.

Musical Theater Camp: 7th and 8th graders | July 17-July 21
-Morning Session: M-F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm | Register Here
-Afternoon Session: M-F 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Katie Sapper '10
Become immersed in the magic of musical theatre! Campers will work on singing technique, explore proper vocal and physical warm ups, experiment with different styles of dance and scene development. Campers will learn songs, choreography while learning the history and importance of composers that shaped the history of musicals, like Sondheim, Tessori , Webber and Lin Manuel Miranda. The week will end with an exhibition of talent for family and friends. This camp will provide non stop fun and excitement!

Theater Camp: 7th & 8th graders | June 26-June 30
All Day M-F 8:00 am- 3:30 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Katie Sapper ‘10
This is a program for those who love acting or want to give it a try! The goal is to discover a love of theater in a fun and engaging way. During our week together campers will learn warm ups from the Alexander technique, lots of improvisation tools and games and develop scenes and monologues to present at an end of the week production. Campers will explore Greek theatre, Shakespearean and modern theatre with attention to Stanislavski technique. This camp will be very interactive. Campers will acquire great skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Lunch supervision is provided during all-day camps.

Swingin’ Jazz Camp
Swingin’ Jazz Camp 1: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | June 26-June 30 | M-F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm | Register Here
Swingin’ Jazz Camp 2: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | July 24-July 28 | M-F 8:00 am- 12:00 pm | Register Here 

Instructor: Kristianna Engbrecht '13
The Swingin’ Jazz Camp is a solo jazz based dance class rooted in solo movement and beginner partner dancing from the Lindy Hop/Swing Dance Era (20s-50s). This camp will give campers a brief look at the history of swing dance including famous lindy hoppers, swing style music, and iconic swing dances such as the Shim Sham and Tranky Doo. This class will also touch on the current swing era and modern jazz music. Students will learn solo jazz moves as well as the basic lead/follow footwork to be put together in pieces of choreography. These choreographies will be paired with famous swing dances learned throughout the week for an end of camp performance that family and friends are welcome to attend.

STEM Innovation Camp, Featuring zSpace (Virtual Reality Learning Experience)
STEM Innovation Camp 1: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | July 10-July 14 | M-F 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm | Register Here
STEM Innovation Camp 2: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | July 17-July 21 | M-F 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm | Register Here
STEM Innovation Camp 3: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders | July 24-July 28 | M-F 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm | Register Here

Instructor: Dr. Johnathan Chittuluru, Engineering Teacher
This camp will allow students to complete fun STEM projects while exploring topics in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and anatomy using zSpace, an immersive 3D visualization package that has been profiled by Forbes Magazine and is currently in use at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Students will spend each day of the camp focused on a separate topic, using zSpace as a guide and learning resource as they complete projects that will help them learn and demonstrate their understanding.