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Middle School Roads...

Creative Adventures for Rising 6th-8th Graders



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Video Game Building

Week 1: June 15-19, 8:30am-12:00pm
Ages: Rising 6th - 8th graders

Hours: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $160

Video Game Building is designed to teach students how to code by working in a real software development environment called Visual Studio to design, program, and publish apps and games. Learning to code by creating real products, students discover how to make amazing things and have an impact on their world! Returning Campers are welcome! Video Game projects will be different!

Campers need to bring their own laptop and it is mandatory that their operating system is Microsoft Windows since the programming language that they will learn will be Microsoft Visual Basic.

Mr. Alvin Mallari is a TechLEAPer from Montgomery College. He has over 26 years of exceptional teaching experience providing the highest quality education in both mathematics and information technology. Currently, he teaches our students in IB Math Studies SL, and IB Computer Science SL. As a freelance computer programmer, he has extensive experience in producing user/technical documentation and training all system users from the business systems he developed.

Cost $160

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Intermediate Band Camp, June 22nd – June 26th

Week 2: June 22nd-26th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Ages: Rising 6th-8th graders
Dates: Week 2, June 22nd - June 26th
Hours: 8:30am - 12:00pm (AM session)
Fee: $150
This fun and exciting camp is designed for young musicians with previous experience in band. With rising 6th- 8th graders in mind, this camp will help your musician sharpen their skills as an individual and as a group player. All campers must have their own instrument and it needs to be in good working order. Curriculum will be out of the Standard of Excellence and Essential Elements band books, and a copy of each will be provided. At the end of the week, the campers will give individual and group performances, to which parents are welcome to attend.

Requirements for each camper:

· Working instrument

· Woodwind players must have at least 4 reeds and cork grease.

· Brass players must have slide cream and valve oil.

· Pencils with erasers and a blank notebook for assignments.

Intermediate Band camp will be taught by Mr. Jones, who has entered into his 2nd year as Calverton’s band director and his 16th year as a private instructor at the Garrett Music Academy. He specializes in woodwind and brass instruments.

A few of the artists Mr. Jones has opened for includes Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations, New Edition, Sly and the Family Stone, Norman Connors and Jean Carn, Donald Byrd, Kool and the Gang just to name a few.

Mr. Jones studied jazz improvisation technique under Calvin Douglas Lampley (Peabody Conservatory), woodwind and classical studies under John Newsome (Howard University) and Melvin Miles (Morgan State University).

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Guitar Camp

Week 4: July 6-10, 8:30am-12:00pm

Ages: Rising 4th - 8th graders
Hours: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $160

This is your chance to learn to play the guitar! Whether you are picking up guitar for the first time, or have been playing for years, this camp will help you develop your technique, reading, song writing and fingerpicking. We will learn songs in multiple genres, including pop, blues, folk, rock, and more.

Jonathan Crissman (www.jonathancrissman.com) has performed in 15 countries across 4 continents, and is excited to help you be the best guitarist you can be. You can bring your own (acoustic) guitar, or use one of ours. Music and supplies will be included.

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Improv Camp with Aly Cross

Week 5: July 13-17, 8:30am-12:00pm
Ages: Rising 6th - 8th graders

Fee: $160

Let's MAKE THINGS UP!

This Improv Theater Camp, led by The Polymath Place's Aly Cross, will have your sides splitting and your mind whirling. Campers will learn the simple basics of improvisational theater through games and fun exercises. Much like the TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?.....we'll be playing popular games such as "Scenes From A Hat", "Party Quirks" and "Co-workers". No previous theater experience is necessary; just a flare for the funny and the desire to make things up as we GOOOOOO!!!!

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Broadway Theater at Calverton-Production of Shrek the Musical JR!

Weeks 6 and 7: June 20-31, 8:30am-4:00pm

Ages: 8 to 14 years old
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (AM/PM session)
Fee: $450 for 2-week camp
Performances
: Thursday July 30 at 1:30pm and 6:30 pm

Production of: Shrek the Musical JR.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

Campers must be available for the performance the evening of July 30.

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Beginning Band Camp, August 3rd – August 7th

Week 8: August 3-7, 8:30am-12:00pm

Ages: Rising 4th-6th graders
Dates: Week 8, August 3rd - August 7th
Hours: 8:30am - 12:00pm (AM session)
Fee: $150
If your child is getting ready to begin band classes in the fall, this is the perfect camp to get them started! Give them the advantage of an extra week of instruction to jump start their learning before school starts. This camp is specifically designed for rising 4th-6th graders who have never played an instrument before. All campers must have their own instrument and it needs to be in good working order. Curriculum will be out of the Standard of Excellence and Essential Elements band books, and a copy of each will be provided. At the end of the week, the campers will give individual and group performances, to which parents are welcome to attend.

Requirements for each camper:
· Working instrument
· Woodwind players must have at least 4 reeds and cork grease.
· Brass players must have slide cream and valve oil.
· Pencils with erasers and a blank notebook for assignments.

Curriculum:
· Instrument assemble and disassemble
· Instrument maintenance
· Proper holding and blowing technique
· Reading and writing music clef specific
· Basic rhythm and rhythmic interpretation
· Dynamic interpretation

Beginning Band camp will be taught by Mr. Jones, who has entered into his 2nd year as Calverton’s band director and his 16th year as a private instructor at the Garrett Music Academy. He specializes in woodwind and brass instruments.
A few of the artists Mr. Jones has opened for includes Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations, New Edition, Sly and the Family Stone, Norman Connors and Jean Carn, Donald Byrd, Kool and the Gang just to name a few.
Mr. Jones studied jazz improvisation technique under Calvin Douglas Lampley (Peabody Conservatory), woodwind and classical studies under John Newsome (Howard University) and Melvin Miles (Morgan State University).


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For questions please contact Camp Director Haleigh Vance, 410- 535-0216 x 1117 (desk) or 410-474-0914 (cell).

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