2020 Summer Under the Oak Programming

The safety of our campers and their families is our priority. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Norfolk Collegiate's Summer Under the Oak 2020 programming is being offered for a limited number of programs that will be delivered virtually. Below is a list of programs being offer for the 2020 season.

  

Upper School Programs

June 18-July 29  

Chemistry

This six-week course condenses the yearlong 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. Once completed, your student will have earned another credit to add to his or her transcript. Please contact Val Ortiz, associate director of college counseling and academic advising, a vortiz@norfolkcollegiate.org for more information. This session will be delivered online. 
 
Leader: Laura Boettcher | Rising Grades 10-11 | Session: June 18-July 29 (excluding weekends) | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cost: $1,500
 
 

July 6-10

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 a Norfolk Collegiate English teacher to avoid the first semester anxiety as deadlines loom. This camp will be delivered online. (MAX 10 STUDENTS) 
 
Leader: Amy Robb | Rising Grade 12 | Session: 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150
 

July 13-17

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 a Norfolk Collegiate English teacher to avoid the first semester anxiety as deadlines loom. This camp will be delivered online.  (MAX 10 STUDENTS) 
 
Leader: Amy Robb | Rising Grade 12 | Session: 9 a.m.-Noon | Cost: $150
 

 

Writing the College Application Essay: Session 3 (PM)

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 a Norfolk Collegiate English teacher to avoid the first semester anxiety as deadlines loom. This camp will be delivered online.  (MAX 10 STUDENTS) 
 
Leader: Amy Robb | Rising Grade 12 | Session: 12:30- 3:30 p.m. | Cost: $150
 
 
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Middle School Programs

June 29-July 3

Creative Writing

Campers will be given creative writing prompts, time to write and time to share.  In this camp, students will discuss the creative writing process, including how to give constructive feedback and how to build a portfolio. Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. 

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

July 6-10

Backyard Nature

Appreciation for nature increases with familiarity and knowledge.  Campers will learn about our friends in the outdoors so a walk in nature or a day in the backyard becomes a more meaningful experience.  Each day of camp will be focused on a different aspect of nature: flowers/plants, butterflies/other insects, reptiles/amphibians, and birds/mammals. Campers will work on identification and characteristics with the students participating hands-on in their backyard. Technology will also be incorporated to bridge the divide between the digital world familiar to many of our students and the natural world this camp seeks to explore. Some activities will include looking at pond water under a microscope, viewing wildlife through a spotting scope and virtual field trips to natural sites. This camp will be delivered online. 

Rising Grades 4-7 | Noon-2 p.m. | Cost $150

 

Readers' Theater

Campers will practice reading oral skills, build reading confidence and learn to enjoy reading with hilarious readers' theater scripts.   Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online.

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

July 13-July 17

Upcycling

We generate about 4.51 pounds of trash per person per day. One way to combat this growing number is to upcycle something that would normally have become trash. During this camp, students will reuse various materials, like glass and plastic, in a variety of ways. Campers will bring trash back to life! Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online. 

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

July 20-24

Creative Writing

Campers will be given creative writing prompts, time to write and time to share.  In this camp, students will discuss the creative writing process, including how to give constructive feedback and how to build a portfolio. Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. 

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

July 27-July 31

Algebra Boot Camp

Algebra Boot Camp will be a week-long session for students who have completed Algebra 1. This camp will reinforce algebra concepts and skills and boost confidence in students as they prepare for the next level of math. This class will be delivered online.  

9 a.m.-Noon | Rising Grades 8-10 | Cost $150

 

Readers' Theater

Campers will practice reading oral skills, build reading confidence and learn to enjoy reading with hilarious readers' theater scripts.   Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online.

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

Aug. 3-7

Upcycling

We generate about 4.51 pounds of trash per person per day. One way to combat this growing number is to upcycle something that would normally have become trash. During this camp, students will reuse various materials, like glass and plastic, in a variety of ways. Campers will bring trash back to life! Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online. 

Rising Grades 2-6 | 10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Cost $150

 

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Lower School Programs

June 29-July 3

Creative Writing

Campers will be given creative writing prompts, time to write and time to share.  In this camp, students will discuss the creative writing process, including how to give constructive feedback and how to build a portfolio. Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. 

10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Rising Grades 2-6 | Cost $150

 

July 6-10

Backyard Nature

Appreciation for nature increases with familiarity and knowledge.  Campers will learn about our friends in the outdoors so a walk in nature or a day in the backyard becomes a more meaningful experience.  Each day of camp will be focused on a different aspect of nature: flowers/plants, butterflies/other insects, reptiles/amphibians, and birds/mammals. Campers will work on identification and characteristics with the students participating hands-on in their backyard. Technology will also be incorporated to bridge the divide between the digital world familiar to many of our students and the natural world this camp seeks to explore. Some activities will include looking at pond water under a microscope, viewing wildlife through a spotting scope and virtual field trips to natural sites. This camp will be delivered online. 

Noon-2 p.m. | Rising Grades 4-7 | Cost $150

 

Readers' Theater

Campers will practice reading oral skills, build reading confidence and learn to enjoy reading with hilarious readers' theater scripts.   Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online.

10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Rising Grades 2-6 | Cost $150

 

July 20-24

Creative Writing

Campers will be given creative writing prompts, time to write and time to share.  In this camp, students will discuss the creative writing process, including how to give constructive feedback and how to build a portfolio. Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. 

10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Rising Grades 2-6 | Cost $150

 

July 27-July 31

Readers' Theater

Campers will practice reading oral skills, build reading confidence and learn to enjoy reading with hilarious readers' theater scripts.   Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online.

10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Rising Grades 2-6 | Cost $150

 

Aug. 3-7

Upcycling

We generate about 4.51 pounds of trash per person per day. One way to combat this growing number is to upcycle something that would normally have become trash. During this camp, students will reuse various materials, like glass and plastic, in a variety of ways. Campers will bring trash back to life! Each daily session will last 60-90 minutes. This camp will be delivered online. 

10 a.m. (each class will last 60-90 minutes) | Rising Grades 2-6 | Cost $150

 

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