2019 Summer Under the Oak Programming

Below is a week-by-week breakdown of the summer programs offered at Norfolk Collegiate's Summer Under the Oak 2019. 

 

June 17-21   

Geometry

This six-week course condenses the full-year Geometry course and culminates in a final exam. This course is for students who have completed Algebra I or IB with a grade of 88 and who have permission from the math department chair. Upon completion of the course, Norfolk Collegiate will award one academic credit to the student. Please contact Val Ortiz, associate director of college counseling and academic advising, or Rebecca Zborowski, math department chair, for more information. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Rising Grade 10 | June 17-21; June 24-28; July 1-5; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2 | 9a.m.-3 p.m. |Cost: $1,500

 

Chemistry

This six-week course condenses the full-year Chemistry course complete with labs, projects and a final exam. This course is for students who have successfully completed Biology and who have permission from the science department chair. Upon completion of the course, Norfolk Collegiate will award one academic credit to the student. Please contact Val Ortiz, associate director of college counseling and academic advising, or Alan Stell, science department chair, for more information. This class meets during the week of July 1-5. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Rising Grades 10-11 | June 17-21; June 24-28; July 1-5; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $1,500

 

Little Scholars: Adventures at Sea

Ahoy, mateys! Let’s set sail on an adventure into the world of mermaids and pirates. Treasure hunts, sand castle building and mystical ocean discoveries await our pirates and mermaids as they will dive deep into music, art, language development and social skills—just don’t tell the real pirates!

Led by Little Scholars | Grades Pre-K-K (must be 4 years old) | 9 a.m.-Noon  | Cost: $150

 

Web Design and HTML Coding

Using a basic text editor and the more advanced Adobe Dreamweaver software, campers will develop websites in one week. In the basic text editor students will learn to write Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) code, which is used to create everything from adding pictures and audio files to links within the site and hyperlinks to other sites. Campers will also create sites using Adobe Dreamweaver templates while also get the opportunity to create Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) making sites with more complex and cohesive style. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Led by Mark McElhaney | Rising Grades 4-7 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Video Production

Does your camper want to make a music video, commercial, superhero movie or a story about his digital twin and himself using split-screen effects? This is the camp for him. This camp will teach students about camera placement, lighting, sound recording and editing and an opportunity to edit footage using Final Cut Pro software. Special effects taught will include green screen and split screen. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Led by Mark McElhaney  | Rising Grades 4-7 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

 

Fine Arts and Crafts

Campers will explore a different fine-art medium each day. They will complete projects using materials such as graphite, acrylic paint, watercolors, oils pastels and printmaking. In addition, campers will complete at least one make and take craft each day.

Led by Emily Pope | Rising Grades 2-5 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

OAKS Lacrosse

Oaks Lacrosse will provide excellent lacrosse instruction while also improving campers’ skills in a fun environment. Each day is structured so campers receive quality instruction while also having the opportunity to play the game. Campers will learn drills and techniques taught to NCAA-level players in a low camper-to-staff ratio where all ability levels are welcome and encouraged. All of our coaching and teaching is provided by former or current NCAA coaches and players.

Led by Luke Reilly | Rising Grades 3-8 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Afternoon Adventure

What is summer without a little fun? Our Afternoon Adventure is filled with summer fun for all ages. Campers will explore a variety of different sports, games, cooking and water fun. Each week will consist of different activities, so no two weeks are the same! Pair this with a morning camp and enjoy a full-day experience under the Oak!

Led by Bobby Merryman | Rising Grades K-6 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $100

 

Summer Under the Oaks Volunteer Program

Are you interested in becoming a counselor one day or gaining experience working with children? Volunteers will assist teachers, coaches and staff members throughout the week while gaining valuable leadership and communication skills and responsibility. This program is limited to two volunteers per session, and you must complete a volunteer application to be accepted. Please contact Gina Vitale for more information at gvitale@norfolkcollegiate.org.

Rising Grades 9-10 | June 17-21; June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $50

 

June 24-28

Maker Camp

Students will engage in new, exciting experiences as they imagine, collaborate, explore and design together! They’ll utilize Norfolk Collegiate’s MakerLab while exploring the world of 3-D printing, robotics, Osmo and more. Collegiate’s STEM-based week of fun is designed to be interactive and fuel the creative mind. Students will think and work like real engineers, scientists, creative designers and developers while working on cool projects, engaging in fun, hands-on activities and developing real-world products and digital creations. 

Led by Georgina Franklin | Rising Grades 1-3 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $275

 

Sylvan Learning: Grand STEM Challenge

Students will work in engineering teams to plan, design and test their original creations. They will problem-solve to build a project that serves as a solution to an exciting STEM challenge while competing against children across the United States. Entries made via video will be judged at the local level and at the end of the summer by a team of judges including Sylvan, the K’NEX CEO, K’NEX STEM engineers and other STEM community ambassadors. Grand prizes awarded for first, second and third-place winners.

Led by Sylvan Learning | Rising Grades 6-8 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $160

 

Writing the College Application Essay: Session 1

Don’t wait until fall to write the essays required by most colleges and universities. By the end of the session students will have several drafts of essays for the most common college application topics. Write and revise under the guidance of Judy Davis and Amy Robb to avoid the first semester anxiety as deadlines loom. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus. (MAX 10 STUDENTS)

Rising Grade 12 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Playful Pottery

Campers will explore the possibilities in clay as they work with hand building and experiment with textures and other surface applications. Campers will be introduced to the potter’s wheel, learn beginning techniques and various glazing methods. All pieces will be fired and glazed. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus. (MAX 12 STUDENTS)

Led by Cathy Wright | Rising Grades 4-8 | Session: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Little Scholars: Kids on the Run!

Run, run, run, as fast as you can for a camp full of fitness and fun! Don’t let the name fool you! Campers will not just be running; they will play games, have team competitions and a whirlwind of fun all while learning the benefits of fitness and healthy living.
Led by Little Scholars| Rising Grades 1-5 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150


Oaks Tap Class

Join us for a week of click, clack and heel stomps! Oaks tap will offer campers a speed session into tap and choreography basics. This class is for any student in Kindergarten through Grade 5 who has an interest in tap and wants to learn the fundamentals. Students will learn choreography to songs such as “Happy Feet,” “Happy,” as well as the famous chorus line song “I can do that.” This camp is sure to please anyone who enjoys music and movement, so let’s tap our way through the summer together! *Students will need to bring tap shoes*

Led by Coach Kerri Darden | Rising Grades K-5 | K-2 9 a.m.-Noon; 3-5 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

 

Afternoon Adventure

What is summer without a little fun? Our Afternoon Adventure is filled with summer fun for all ages. Campers will explore a variety of different sports, games, cooking and water fun. Each week will consist of different activities, so no two weeks are the same! Pair this with a morning camp and enjoy a full-day experience under the Oak!

Led by Bobby Merryman | Rising Grades K-6 | Sessions: 12:30-3:30 p.m.  | Cost: $100

 

July 8-12

Jump-Start Kindergarten

This camp is for rising kindergarten students who want to familiarize themselves with a full day school experience. Campers will work on reading readiness skills through daily hands-on activities, use manipulatives to explore math concepts, use iPads during centers, learn about zoo animals, make creative animal crafts and visit the Virginia Zoo. Most importantly, they will be well prepared for the first day of school.

Rising Kindergarten | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Jump-Start First Grade

Jump-Start First Grade is a fresh start to a successful year! Campers will practice reading, writing and math skills through a variety of fun, hands-on learning activities that will help them ease into a new year. They will build confidence in a challenging yet fun and caring environment.

Rising First Grade | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Jump-Start Second Grade

Campers will enhance their skills and confidence under the guidance of a veteran teacher. Campers will hone in on phonics and word attack skills; increase reading independence, comprehension and fluency; sharpen math skills in addition, subtraction and word problems; expand Spanish vocabulary; become more proficient in using iMacs and iPads; experience learning outside the classroom on a local field trip and more.

Rising Second Grade | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Jump-Start Third Grade

Campers will experience a week filled with activities to practice and review math, reading and study skills in preparation for the transition to third grade. They will: increase reading comprehension skills; sharpen math fluency and problem solving skills; and use technology to enhance the learning experience. They will even experience learning outside the classroom on a local field trip! 

Rising Third Grade | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Writing the College Application Essay: Session 2

Don’t wait until fall to write the essays required by most colleges and universities. By the end of the session students will have several drafts of essays for the most common college application topics. Write and revise under the guidance of Judy Davis and Amy Robb to avoid the first semester anxiety as deadlines loom. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus. (MAX 10 STUDENTS) 

Rising Grade 12 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Ultimate Sports

Join a week of fun and friendly competitions as campers focus on a different sport, both indoor and outdoor, and learn the basic rules and fundamental skills involved for each sport. The importance of good sportsmanship will be stressed as campers participate in friendly competitions throughout the week.

Rising Grades 3-6 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Fishing Camp

Campers will create their own fish story as they travel to various area fishing spots and hopefully reel in the big one. They will learn how to bait a hook, cast and fish with various baits. Campers also will participate in the Virginia State Junior Angler Program and after catching and releasing six different species of saltwater fish they will earn an award certificate. Experienced counselors will provide guidance on fishing techniques and regulations and while demonstrating fish tagging of eligible species in support of state and national conservation programs. Campers will need their own fishing rod and reel, as well as lunch, plenty of water, a bathing suit and sunscreen. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Led by Nicole Skees | Rising Grades 4-8 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $300

 

July 15-19

Little Scholars: Princesses and Superheroes

Does your camper want to save the world? Does he/she have the sparkle to rule the world? They will train to be the superhero or princess they were meant to be with Little Scholars! Save the world from evil-doers everywhere in this interactive, high-energy camp. The training combines cooperative games, team-building activities, literature, educational enrichment activities and craft projects to ensure your powers will be supreme.

Led by Little Scholars | Rising Grade Pre-K and K (Must be 4 years old) | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Mad Science presents Guts, Goo and Gross Science

Campers will discover cool and yucky chemical reactions in this hands-on science adventure! Using their skills as a creepy chemist, they will make radically gross reactions with batteries, coins and more. Campers will compare fingerprints and discover the mysteries of DNA as they step into the shoes of a crime scene investigator. And they will make “brain goo” and get into their “guts” with an introduction into the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.

Led by Mad Science | Rising Grades 1-6 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $165

 

Robotics

Campers will learn to build a robot using the Mindstorm EV3 robotics kit gaining the skills to use Technic building pieces. Once complete, campers will work as a team to complete Into Orbit Missions on a competition table. Spend a week not only building robots but also team building skills. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus. (MAX 12 STUDENTS)

Led by Claire Fornsel | Rising Grades 6-8 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150

 

Sylvan Learning: GRAND STEM CHALLENGE

Students will work in engineering teams to plan, design and test their original creations. They will problem-solve to build a project that serves as a solution to an exciting STEM challenge while competing against children across the United States. Entries made via video will be judged at the local level and at the end of the summer by a team of judges including Sylvan, the K’NEX CEO, K’NEX STEM engineers and other STEM community ambassadors. Grand prizes awarded for first, second and third-place winners.

Led by Sylvan | Rising Grades 3-5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $160

 

Clay and More!

Campers will make beautiful, useful pieces of art from clay. They will practice handbuilding, sculptural and potter’s wheel techniques, and experience other mediums of art that have techniques similar to pottery like weaving, cake decorating and more! Projects are new and different from Playful Pottery, so sign-up for both camps! This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus. (MAX 12 STUDENTS)

Led by Cathy Wright | Rising Grades 4-8 | Session: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Oaks Volleyball

This camp is designed to teach and reinforce basic volleyball skills. Campers will learn volleyball fundamentals like positions, basic bump setting, spiking and the proper techniques for serving. Campers will work together in a fun environment to promote growth in each athlete. This camp is for anyone who wants to stay up on skills he/she may have or for a beginner. It’s a camp that offers one-on-one attention and a small taste of what true competition feels likes. There will be plenty of opportunity for errors to be made, ultimately aiding in the growth process. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Led by Coach Kerri Darden| Rising Grades 5-8 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Community Service Camp: Session 1

This camp is designed to give students an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for school or for the enjoyment of helping others. Campers will volunteer their time with a variety of organizations each day and make a difference in their community. they will receive 20 hours of community service for each week completed. Campers will need to bring a lunch, snacks and drinks each day. This camp will leave from the lower school on Tidewater Drive each day.

Led by Jamie Stump | Rising Grades 7-10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Afternoon Adventure

What is summer without a little fun? Our Afternoon Adventure is filled with summer fun for all ages. Campers will explore a variety of different sports, games, cooking and water fun. Each week will consist of different activities, so no two weeks are the same! Pair this with a morning camp and enjoy a full-day experience under the Oak!

Led by Bobby Merryman | Rising Grades K-6 | 12:30- 3:30 | Cost: $100

 

July 22-26

Play-Well: Jedi Engineering using LEGO® Materials

The force awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Led by Play-Well | Rising Grades K-2 | 9 a.m.-Noon  | Cost: $175

 

Play-Well: Minecraft Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts to build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.

Led by Play- Well | Rising Grades 3-5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $175

 

Harry Potter Camp

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Campers will learn witchcraft, wizardry and Muggle magic, as well as master the art of potions, spells and transfiguration, and drink Butterbeer. Campers who dare to take the challenge will participate in a Tri-Wizard Tournament, enjoy a game of Quiddich and more exploring if they indeed are a chosen one! Sign-up for Norfolk Collegiate’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry today to see if you are accepted into this prestigious school for young witches and wizards.

Led by Georgina Franklin | Rising Grades 4-8 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Maker Camp

Learn to sew using needle and thread and a sewing machine! Campers will also learn to embroider and how to create a frame to showcase their work. Embroidery is just the beginning, campers will also create a light-up work of art using conductive thread and LED lights. 3-D printing will be incorporated in several original pieces students will make and take during the camp. This camp will be located on the Granby Street Campus.

Led by Claire Fornsel | Rising Grades 6-8 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $175

 

Upcycling Arts and Crafts

One person’s trash is another’s treasure! Enjoy a week of arts and crafts projects using recycled materials. Upcycling describes creating something new from something old and otherwise useless. It’s a creative act that combines all three imperatives in the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Campers will create fine art, wall art, wearable art and more using a variety of materials.

Led by Laura Morse | Rising Grades 2-8 | 9 a.m.-3p.m. | Cost: $250

 

VB City Soccer

VB City's summer camp includes a variety of games and activities designed to keep players engaged, learning and having a great time! Campers will focus on the four major components of soccer development, including technique, tactics, mental and physical ability. The activities-based program will maximize technical repetitions, provide decision-making opportunities, develop social and teamwork attributes, and train athletic abilities in an environment where players enjoy participation, learn new skills and have an appropriate balance between challenge and success. We will also incorporate finishing with tournament-style play to foster an exciting and enjoyable experience!

Led by VB City | Rising Grades K-8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cost: $175

 

Community Service Camp: Session 2

This camp is designed to give students an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for school or for the enjoyment of helping others. Campers will volunteer their time with a variety of organizations each day and make a difference in their community. they will receive 20 hours of community service for each week completed. Campers will need to bring a lunch, snacks and drinks each day. This camp will leave from the lower school on Tidewater Drive each day.

Led by Lolita Kraft | Rising Grades 7-10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $250

 

Afternoon Adventure

What is summer without a little fun? Our Afternoon Adventure is filled with summer fun for all ages. Campers will explore a variety of different sports, games, cooking and water fun. Each week will consist of different activities, so no two weeks are the same! Pair this with a morning camp and enjoy a full-day experience under the Oak! 

Led by Bobby Merryman | Rising Grades K-6 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Cost: $100

 

July 29-Aug. 2

Middle School Study Skills

Campers will delve into middle school expectations and learn important study skills, such as time management, organization, note taking, test-taking strategies, how to effectively read textbooks, improved reading comprehension in novel study, memory techniques and a math skill refresher. This camp is located at the upper school on Granby Street. (MAX 12 STUDENTS)

Led by Laura Boettcher | Rising Grades 6-8 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150