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Course Descriptions

Open to all students rising to grades 6-8, R-MA provides a dynamic and enriching experience for students to explore a myriad of subjects designed to gauge intellectual curiosity and development. Embark on a transformative journey at our two-week long summer camp, where young minds come alive with creativity, innovation, and leadership skills. Each morning, participants dive into a diverse array of classes tailored to nurture their passions and interests. Unleash your artistic flair in our art sessions, explore the world of sound and technology in Music Tech, captivate audiences with riveting performances in the Performance class covering public speaking and plays, tackle exciting STEM challenges that ignite curiosity and problem-solving skills, and elevate your physical prowess with invigorating fitness activities.

But the adventure doesn’t end there – afternoons are dedicated to Leadership Training, a dynamic program designed to shape tomorrow’s leaders. Engage in interactive workshops, team-building exercises, and mentorship sessions led by experienced instructors. Learn the art of effective communication, decision-making, and collaboration, setting the stage for personal growth and empowerment. At our summer camp, we don’t just inspire creativity; we cultivate leadership qualities that will leave a lasting impact.  Join us for an unforgettable experience where learning, fun, and leadership seamlessly come together.

Course & Activity Descriptions

Art
Students can expect to work and make 2D and 3D artwork from a variety of materials. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design as a method for understanding, appreciating, criticizing, and producing both 2D and 3D artwork.

Music Technology
In this class, students will learn music theory, digital composition, and recording techniques using school and student computers,  creating electronic music, while remaining true to the timelessness of the piano.

Performance – Public Speaking/Plays
Students will work collaboratively to practice acting skills, produce plays, study films/productions, and explore backstage theater.  hey will also work collaboratively and singularly to practice their public speaking skills through themed speeches, debate, monologues, and impromptu game-oriented learning. Students will work towards group and individual presentations.

STEM Challenges
Dive into a world of discovery and innovation as students unleash their inner scientist, engineer, and problem solver as they embark on an exhilarating journey of hands-on experiments, mind-bending puzzles, and cutting-edge technology. This class is designed to encourage students into an exploration of knowledge, innovation, and fun!

Fitness
Students should expect to break a sweat and unleash their inner athlete during this energy-packed experience where fun meets fitness, and every heartbeat brings them closer to a healthier, happier you. Students will experience workouts, interactive games, and teamwork challenges.

Leadership
Students will ignite their leadership journey with our immersive program that seamlessly blends essential leadership topics, invigorating team-building activities, and effective communication strategies. Dive into the heart of teamwork dynamics as we explore the art of collaboration and emphasize the power of unity in achieving common goals. From inspiring community service initiatives to leadership in sports, discover the transformative impact of leadership in action. Engage in hands-on experiences that foster growth, resilience, and a sense of responsibility.

Mentoring
Mentoring is an integral part of what we do, not only during the summer, but throughout the school year. Mentors provide an adult on campus to help guide and support the students. Mentoring groups are created based on gender and grade level, covering age-appropriate topics such as relationship building, respect, and the impact of our thoughts.

Evening Activities
Evening dorm activities vary and may include swimming, movies in the quad, campfires and s’mores, and so much more.

Weekend Trip
Weekend trips will vary and may include ax throwing, escape rooms, roller skating, or indoor rock climbing.

Daily Schedule

Morning
8:30-9:20 Block 1
9:25-10:15 Block 2
10:20-11:10 Block 3
11:15-12:05 Leadership Training
12:10-1:00 Lunch
   
Afternoon
1:05-1:45 Mentoring
1:50-3:00 Team Building Stations*
   
Evening
Dorm Activities

*Team Building Stations include Marble Roll, Cup Stacking, Seeing Spots, Team Tic-Tac-Toe