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Summer Programs

Summer at Independent

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  • Learning & Fun

    Open to the community, the Summer at Independent program offers students an opportunity to engage in learning and fun throughout the summer. We are thrilled to provide a wide variety of classes and camps for all ages. From drama and fine arts to academics, sports, and all-day camps, we provide options for all of your family’s summer needs.

    We are excited about our Summer 2021 Panther Enrichment Programs (P.E.P.).  Registration is now open!  Choose from half day and full day options between June 1 - August 6. Details available at the CampBrain site linked above.



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    Panther Adventure Camp
    May 31 - Aug 6
    Instructors: Mrs. Marti Dougherty, Mrs. Cathy Jensen, and Mr. Shane Walck
    Grades:  K - 6th
    Dates: June 1 - August 6  (Closed Week of July 5th)
    Regular Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Lower School Gymnasium 
    Cost: $222.50 per week Full Day
              $112.50 per week Half Day
              $62.50 Daily Rate (Billed per day used at the end of each week)**                 
    Extended Day Cost: $5 per hour, $1 per minute after 4:00 pm
    Supply Fee: One time $27.50
    Safe fun begins with Panther Adventures! This summer the Lower School gymnasium will be transformed into a summer oasis with games and activities.  Campers will be divided into groups of no more than 9 students with 1 adult staff member and rotate through various fun activities including art projects, science experiments and much more!  
    Please send your student is clothing suitable for indoor and outdoor play, wearing sunscreen and a refillable water bottle,
    **Please select the Day Rate option below to complete your child’s registration.  You will be billed $62.50 at checkout and any additional days will be billed at the end of each week.
    Fairy Houses
    June 1-4
    Teachers: Mrs. Sky Hendricks
    Dates: June 1 - June 4
    Days: Tuesday - Friday
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Location: Lower School Room 106
    Grades: Incoming Jr.K - 1st
    Cost: $102.50
    "The Fairy House Series," by Tracy Kane, will be our guide as we learn the difference between artificial and natural materials.  The children will be encouraged to cherish and respect wildlife and their habitats and to create their own fairy houses...anywhere!
    A bag of natural materials (twigs, smooth rocks, pine cones, etc.) might be fun to collect and bring to class and add to our large building basket.  We'll dress up each and every day from clothing in our fairy house room or the children may wear favorite items from home.
    Kitchen Chemistry and Beyond
    June 7 - 11
    Teachers: Mrs. Cathy Jensen
    Dates: June 7 - 11
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 9:00 - 10:00
    Location: Lower School
    Grades: K-5
    Cost: $127.50 plus $27.50 supply fee
    Welcome all scientists! This class will show you how to use household items to create chemical reactions.  Each class your budding chemist will be able to concoct 3 to 4 exciting experiments.
    Write Your Own Children's Book
    June 7 - 11
    Teacher: Mrs. Lindsey Ralston
    Dates: June 7 - 11
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 9:00 - 10:15
    Location: Lower School
    Grades: Incoming 1st-5th grade
    Cost: $127.50 plus $17.50 supply fee
    Calling all budding authors and illustrators! Students will be writing and illustrating their own children's books. We will go through the process of creating a high quality hardcover book. This class will help reinforce creativity, writing skills, and a love for great children's books! Students will receive a "writer's kit" and bring home their book at the end of the week!
    Zentangle Animals
    June 7 -11
    Teacher:  Mrs. Pepper
    Dates:  June 7 - 11 
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 11:30
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $207.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
    Students will enjoy making animals with zentangle patterns, optical illusions and cool patterns. We will focus on craftsmanship and slowing down the process to achieve excellent results. Take home a dozen works of art! 
    Little House on the Prairie
    June 7 - 11
    Teacher:  Erin Harter
    Dates: June 7 - 11
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 9:00 - 10:00
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $127.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
     
    Cake Decorating
    June 14 - 18
    Teacher:  Erin Harter
    Dates: June 14 - 18
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 10:00
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $127.50 plus $27.50 supply fee
    Location:  LS Classroom
     
    Tippi Toes Hip Hop and Jazz Camp
    (5 day)
    June 14 - 18
    Teacher:  Tippi Toes Instructor
    Dates:  June 14-18
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 12:00
    Grades:  K - 5th
    Cost:  $152.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
    Do you love music and love to dance? Our teachers will have you dancin’ to the Tippi Toes® beat in no time! Students at Hip Hop Camp will learn kid-friendly choreography to upbeat, age-appropriate music, and they will work on various crafts and learn fun movement games throughout the week. Tippi Toes® Hip Hop Camp is sure to be an awesome time for your dancer! Parents are invited to a mini-performance on the last day of camp. Attire: Shorts or leggings and a t-shirt, tank top or leotard with tennis shoes or jazz shoes works best!
    5-day camp
    Tippi Toes Hip Hop and Jazz Camp
    (6 week)
    June 14 - July 30
    Teacher:  Tippi Toes Instructor
    Dates:  June 14 through July 30th (no class the week of July 5th)
    Days:  Mondays
    Time:  9:00 - 9:45
    Grades:  K- 5th
    Cost:  $102.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
    Elementary Hip Hop and Jazz dance classes created especially for children 5-10 years of age (kinder-5th). Using popular and current music the students start learning choreography quickly as well as learning various dance elements including isolations, leaps, turns, and current Hip Hop techniques. Our version of Hip Hop Jazz dance is extremely tasteful and clean and our priority is offering age-appropriate material. A small in class performance will be held the last week of summer class!
    Class meets once a week for 45 minutes
    6-week session
    Clay Camp
    June 21 - 25
    Teacher:  Mrs. Pepper
    Dates:  June 21 - 25 
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 11:30
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $207.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
    Students will make clay food items good enough to eat including a cupcake container, a melting
    ice cream cone, hamburger and a donut with frosting. Several different types of air-dry clay
    will be used. Take home a dozen works of art!
    Drop Everything and Read
    June 28 - July 2
    Teacher:  Erin Harter
    Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 9:00 - 10:00
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost: $102.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
     
    Enchanted Forest
    July 12 - 16
    Teacher:  Mrs. Pepper
    Dates:  July 12 - 16 
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 11:30
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $207.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
    If you like unicorns, fairies, gnomes, pixies and other mystical creatures then this is the camp for you! Use vintage jewelry to make sculptures and use glittery paper, pens and glue to accent your drawings/paintings. Make fairy dough and secret potions! Take home a dozen works of art! 
    Christmas in July
    July 26 - 30
    Teacher:  Mrs. Pepper
    Dates:  July 26 - 30 
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 11:30
    Grades: 1st - 5th
    Cost:  $207.50
    Location:  LS Classroom
     
    • Cool off with us inside little elves! In this super fun camp students will make a miniature winter
    scene shadow box, ornaments, clay snow-people and a uniquely decorated wooden Christmas
    tree sculpture. Make a dozen works of art!
    Jump Start - First Grade
    August 2 - 6
    Teacher:  1st Grade Teachers
    Dates: Aug 2 - 6
    Days:  Monday - Friday
    Time:  9:00 - 11:00
    Grades:  1st
    Cost:  $102.50 and $7.50 Supply Fee
    Location:  Lower School Classroom
    During this week we will have hands on learning activities, brain builders and activities that incorporate math, reading and science.

From the Director

We have missed you all so much. It is so evident how much we rely on our community in times like this and we cannot wait to have your children back under our roof again. Even though we are eager to get back to normal, we also must adjust to a “new normal” in an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and prevent the spread of this virus. 

As more information becomes available, we will update this site and reach out to registered families. We deeply appreciate your patience as we navigate the evolving situation. 

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