Girls may choose eight classes from any of the areas as their top preferences. They will be given five classes total, which they will attend each day for two weeks.
Classes are offered by age and taught in accordance with the updated U.S. Tennis Association guidelines (age-appropriate court size, rules and balls). Girls need to bring their own racquets. Sneakers required
Free Swim and Water Games
Girls have the opportunity to cool off and participate in organized water games in our aquatic center under the supervision of two Red Cross certified lifeguards. Pool depth: The shallow end is 4 feet and the deep end is 12 feet. Level of Beginning Swimmer is required. Swimming test will be administered on the first day for those enrolled in free swim. Swimmers are required to bring their own towels. Also girls will play outside with a slip and slide, sprinklers, Frisbees, etc.
The girls receive instruction in fundamental volleyball skills and game strategies. Lead-up games and practice sessions will be used to develop the skills for volleyball, which are bump, set, spike and serve.
Girls participate in age-appropriate games while receiving instruction in individual skills such as ball handling, shooting and passing.
Experience this fun game with birdies! Daily practice in volleying, serving, and scoring. For girls who have completed third grade and older.
Come join us for organized group games! You will participate in a variety of games in the gym and outside. This is an excellent class for all ages and abilities.
Do You Zumba?
Fun! Friends! Fitness! Have a rockin', movin', and groovin' time at Zumba! The girls will get active by learning routines to pop songs. It is like one big dance party! (open to all ages)
Create treasured favorites like key chains, friendship bracelets, bird houses, decoupage and more.
Explore the exciting world of ceramics through slab and coil hand-building. Girls may create a variety of kiln-fired ceramic pieces such as bowls, cups, mirrors and wind chimes. Emphasis will be on creative imagination, technique and design.
Basic Jewelry Making
Learn the basic techniques used in designing and crafting jewelry. Select from a large variety of beads to create your own look!
Mixed Media & Collage
This art experience will offer the chance to explore and blend various art media. A mixed-media approach will be used to allow freedom and expressiveness.
Become familiar with the basic weave structures and explore color, pattern, and texture as it relates to designing hand-woven fabric. Appripriate for all ages.
This class provides individualized instruction for girls to work on select projects with appropriate looms. Offered only to girls entering the third grade and above who have completed at least one beginning weaving class.
The Bead Shop
Are you someone who loves to string beads into necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings and rings? Then this is the class for you! You will choose from more than 100 colors, shapes and sizes of beads. For girls who have completed second grade and older.
The Write Stuff
This is all about you! Through discussion of your thoughts and ideas, you will create while experiencing the power of writing. You will read poetry, plays, and other forms for inspiration. This class is for everyone who enjoys reading, conversation and stories. Each of us has a story to tell. Come share yours!
Getting the Scoop.
This hands-on, student-centered, experiential class puts our GirlSummer participants in charge of reporting on camp life. Students will spend the first eight days of camp writing, reporting, interviewing, and photographing the big stories of GirlSummer. Then, on the final day of camp, they will distribute the newspaper to everyone. Come and join the GirlSummer newsroom!
Dance to fast-paced popular music. This class includes warmups, isolations, combinations and across-the-floor patterns. Experience the energy of both individual and group dance.
Warm-up and stretching exercises are designed to enhance natural movements and coordination. Students will share in the creative process of exploring and connecting natural rhythms and movements in response to music, ideas and space. Some jazz and modern techniques may be incorporated in the warm-up exercises.
Stars of Tomorrow
Come experience the major elements of theater in a relaxed atmosphere! Girls will have the opportunity to express themselves using their voices and movements while participating in activities such as script-writing and improvisation. Emphasis will be placed on becoming comfortable in front of a small group.
If you are interested in musical theater, this integration of drama, song and dance is for you! Participants will have the chance to work with familiar musical selections and scripts, rehearsing and developing a particular song to perform. Support and instruction will be provided by both drama and dance teachers.
A tasty class where girls can learn new recipes for afterschool and sleepover snacks. Without the use of an oven or stove, girls will learn how to make delicious snacks on their own. The group will also compile a GirlSummer recipe book that they will bring home at the end of the session.
Emma Willard: An American Girl
Explore Emma Willard's story along with those of other American Girls. A trip through time including crafts, costumes, and recipes.
Science Lab – Chemistry
Mix anything interesting lately? Learn how to combine everyday items to create curious concoctions and potions for a variety of uses. Ages 10 – 14
Science Lab – Physics
Motion! Friction! Electricity! Put on your lab coat and get ready for science experiments that will rock your world. Ages 10 – 14
Sleuths, Investigators and Detectives
Did the butler do it? Use investigative techniques to solve mysteries! Try your hand at fingerprint identification, analysis of clues, and interviewing to solve a whodunit. Offered for girls third grade or older.
With a safety first approach, Rosie’s Jr. will provide girls the opportunity to learn basic carpentry skills in a fun and supportive environment. Using mostly hand tools, girls will gain familiarity with a wide range of skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling and sanding. In addition to fine motor skills, carpentry also teaches important life skills such as problem solving, craftsmanship, and patience. By the end of this class, girls will be able to proudly present and share their handmade, movable toy.