Academic Camps 1

CASC’s Academic Specialty Camps are designed to offer older campers a fun and educational experience throughout the summer. Most Academic Specialty Camps run from 9am – 4pm and include snack, lunch, and an optional afternoon free swim.

 

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Academic Camps 2

  • MovieMakers (I & II)

    MovieMakers I
    June 26 - 30 or July 24 - 28
    Ages 9-13
    $ 700

    Join us for five days of intense movie-making fun! Campers will experience the entire process of making a film in one whirlwind week. We’ll focus on developing an advanced film language while teams design, direct, perform and edit making use of CA’s cutting-edge Media Lab. Our time will be divided between analyzing clips, exercises in digital video production and Adobe Premiere, and the shooting of projects. We’ll wrap the week with a screening of the works! All participants will receive a copy of their creations to share with others.

    MovieMakers II: The Sequel
    (Pre-requisite: MovieMakers I)
    July 10 - 14 or August 14 - 18
    Ages 9-13
    $700

    Can’t get enough MovieMakers? Then come join us for an advanced week of CA filmmaking! A follow-up to our popular MovieMakers film camp, THE SEQUEL is designed for budding filmmakers who are ready to move forward with more ambitious projects. After learning the craft of production sound and lighting techniques, participants will write, direct, and edit their own original works. The final cuts will be shown at our screening and all participants will receive a copy of their creations to share with others!

  • Writing Camp

    Writing Camp
    July 10 - 14 or July 17 - 21
    Ages 12 - 15
    $700

    For teens and preteens who love to write, CA’s Summer Writing Camp offers a fourth season of activities to nurture campers’ appreciation of choosing and arranging words. We’ll consider poetry and prose from a broad international and historical range, explore the CA campus and nearby destinations, and join other campers in activities including swimming, games and crafts. With the goal of enhancing interest in and sensitivity to verbal expression, we’ll explore a variety of genres, including poetry, essay, journal, correspondence, narrative, reporting, and constructive criticism--both individually and in collaboration. Writing Camp requires no homework, but will provide plenty of in-camp composition. Sharing and discussing campers' writing, and reporting on the the camp blog, will give opportunities for feedback.

    About the Instructor:
    Anne Colman, Ph. D., studied English at Carleton College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught English at U.W.-Madison, the AUAA Language School and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and Concord Academy, where she also advised the Poetry Club.

  • Music Tech Camp

    Music Tech Camp
    July 31 - August 4
    Ages 12-15
    $700

    At Music Tech Camp, you’ll use the same software that your favorite musicians and producers use, and learn the recording, mixing, and songwriting skills to create your own music. You’ll learn about some serious stuff like acoustics, digital audio and computer music systems, and go on cool field trips – previous field trips have included Berklee College of Music in Boston, and professional recording studios Q Division and Wellspring Sound.

    No prior music experience is required, and all musical styles are welcome.

    Listen to what our campers have produced since 2011 on SoundCloud.

    About The Instructor: Justin Samaha is a professional composer for television, film, and the web, and most notably writes music for PBS' Frontline series and Al Jazeera America. He has taught music and music technology at several schools, and is a music technology consultant and workshop instructor for other professional composers. He is a graduate of Concord Academy '94, and the Berklee College of Music.

  • Creative Writing: Flash Fiction

    Creative Writing Workshop: Flash Fiction
    August 7 - 11
    Ages 12 - 15
    $700

    This intensive creative writing workshop is designed to help the beginning writer develop his/her storytelling skills through the writing of "flash" fiction. Flash fiction means very short stories (usually well under 1000 words) and our workshop will concentrate on producing many of these short narratives—in a flash!— during our week together. Our theme will be "taking pictures" and we will work on all the essential elements of the writer's craft (description, setting, plot, character, dialogue, etc) to learn to use words to make worlds as sharp and vivid as photographs. Our daily activities will balance spontaneous, fun writing exercises with careful revision and thoughtful, constructive peer critiques that will assist each author in realizing the full potential of his/her work. Our workshop will conclude with the publication of each student's best work in an online journal created just for CA Summer Camp!

    About the Instructor: Jared Green is a multi-genre author, experimental literary performer, and Associate Professor of English literature at Stonehill College, where he teaches creative writing and modern literature. He has published children's fiction and literary criticism and is the editor of books on hip hop and DJ culture. His current projects include The Frozen Sea, a novel for young adult readers. His work has been recognized by the Rhode Island Foundation, which awarded him the MacColl Johnson Fellowship in fiction writing in 2006.

  • Roleplaying Game Camp

    Roleplaying Game Camp
    July 24 - 28 or August 7 - 11
    Ages 11 - 15
    $700

    Do you like World of Warcraft, Star Wars: Old Republic, and other computer roleplaying games? This summer, leave the computer home and journey into the exciting world of tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, where it all began!

    No devices or wi-fi required! All you’ll need are imagination, creativity, and some pencils, paper, and dice. You and the other campers will create heroic characters who will explore fantastic worlds, solve challenging puzzles, and face great dangers – all in your imagination.

    Teamwork, communication, and cooperation with the other campers in the group are essential – unlike computer games, the other players will be right there in the room with you! Can your group work together to succeed? Can you and your friends complete the quest, save the world, and maybe become legends yourselves in the game world? There’s only one way to find out.

    Besides epic adventures, the camp day includes camp activities like archery or woodworking, and an optional swim period.

  • Ultimate Drone Games: Speed, Skill, & Acrobatics *NEW*

    Ultimate Drone Games: Speed, Skill, & Acrobatics *NEW for 2017*
    July 10 - 14
    Girls & Boys entering grades 4 - 8
    $700

    We check all the boxes of STEM drone education during this action-packed program. Teams transition from the simulator to the remote control and enjoy a multitude of thrilling challenges on and off the ground! Get ready for a week of friendly competition as you and your team take to the sky and attempt to win the badge of the Ultimate Drone Games champion. Participants will experience the thrill of today's latest drone technology including drones equipped with mini nerf cannons and mini grabbers. It's all about the grand finale as teams conquer challenges and earn points for the end-of-program event: Ultimate Drobot Games. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

    Watch the informational video!

    Important Notes For Campers:
    -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.

  • Drone Flying: Search & Rescue *NEW*

    Drone Flying: Search & Rescue *NEW for 2017*
    July 17 - 21
    Girls & Boys entering grades 4 - 8
    $700

    Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now you too can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed and creative program.

    Participants will learn how to fly and code drones while relying on their rescue team to utilize unique vantage points over specific areas on campus to locate victims and safely rescue them to safety. Teams will also learn invaluable lessons on how to quickly and accurately acquire aerial data that, in return, will enable them to make informed and targeted decisions for real-world positive applications. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

    Watch the informational video!

    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book.
    -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
    -Where Technology Meets Fresh Air.

  • Drone Exploration: Fly, Create, Innovate *NEW*

    Drone Exploration: Fly, Create, Innovate *NEW for 2017*
    July 24 - 28
    Girls & Boys entering grades 4 - 8
    $700

    Did You Know: Drones deliver medical supplies to persons in need? Drones deliver burritos to college students and pizzas to families? Drones are deployed and drop lifebuoys to swimmers during a rescue?
    The landscape is wide open and there is no better time than now to allow your imagination to run wild. This program will open the creative minds of participants as they learn all about some of the most fascinating drone solutions to date. Teams will first learn about some of the incredible problems drone technology has solved; then have the opportunity to interact with inventors currently in the drone industry via conference call. Upon building a base of knowledge, experience, and confidence, participants will then fly and code drones as they work together in teams to create their own business, environmental, or safety drone solution. Instructors will challenge teams to focus on the social and ethical responsibilities that accompany the powerful and evolving drone technological advances.

    Watch the informational video!

    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book.
    -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.

  • Drone Flying: Video Adventure *NEW*

    Drone Flying: Video Adventure *NEW for 2017*
    July 31 - August 4
    Girls & Boys entering grades 4 - 8
    $700

    Time to get away from behind the screen - it's time for a new STEM scene. During this program teams will be challenged to combine their flight skills with their creative minds to produce a drone video. Participants will work together to self-select topics, create storyboards, record, and produce their very own drone footage. Participants will also code and fly drones on adventurous missions after designing obstacle courses. Complete challenges and earn points which are applied to highly anticipated end-of-program event: The Ultimate Drobot Games. Drone safety and the social responsibility of flying drones are included in this program.

    Watch the informational video!

    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book.
    -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.