- Danforth Junior High School
Community Summer Camp Opportunities
June 11, 2020
A number of community organizations are offering Summer Camps for children. This page will serve as a listing of the offered camps and will be periodically updated as new camps become known. If your organization has a camp that you would like to be considering for inclusion please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baylor University: K-12 Live Online Reading Classes
The Baylor University K-12 Reading Program has opened early, with reduced rates, and has converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.
Our live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students.
The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students. The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms. Skills taught include:
- Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
- Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
- Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies
Math Boot Camps
Available at no charge for WISD students
Boot Camps are a series of pre-recorded workshops designed to review and reinforce critical concepts and skills necessary for success in the next level of high school Math.
Each short 5-20 minute Boot Camp lesson contains a clear teaching portion followed immediately by practice problems for the student to work in their notebook as well as worked out solutions to check for understanding. There are printable worksheets with answers to go along with each set to further reinforce the concepts. Most students complete the program in 2-4 weeks.
Self-Paced Boot Camps:
Choose from 3 levels of Boot Camps:
Getting Ready for Algebra 1
This workshop is designed to help students gain confidence and transition easily from Pre-Algebra to Algebra 1. Topics covered include basic equation solving, word problems, linear equations and algebraic expressions (messy fractions). Running time about 4 hours (19 video lessons)
Getting Ready For Geometry
Geometry is full of all sorts of new vocabulary and the dreaded proof. Start the course off right by learning foundational terms, important study skills and strategies as well as basic constructions. Running time about 3 hours (12 video lessons)
Getting Ready for Algebra 2
Time to once again flex those Algebra muscles! This expanded boot camp will help students get back into shape and transition back into Algebra after tackling Geometry. Common problem areas of Algebra 1 reviewed and conquered are: linear equations, factoring, algebraic expressions and those pesky word problems. Running time about 4 hours (28 video lessons)
To register go to https://myhomeschoolmathclass.com/boot-camps-2020
WHS and DJH Strength/Speed Camp
High School (incoming 9-12) will begin June 8th at Texan Stadium.
Group 1- 10th thru 12th grade football 7:30-9:00
Group 2- 10-12 HS boys, HS girls, 9th grade boys 9:30-11:00
Junior High (incoming 7-8) will begin on June 15th at Wimberley High School.
Group 1- 8th grade boys and girls 7:30-9:00
Group 2- 7th grade boys and girls 9:00-10:30
Camps will run the weeks of June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 13th, 27th.
John Knox Ranch Summer Camp
John Knox Ranch is a Summer Camp and Retreat center located 6 miles from Wimberley on the Blanco River. During the summer we offer resident camp for students entering grades 2 - 12 and day camp for kids ages 4 - 8. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, rappelling, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature discovery, ropes challenge course, spiritual formation, canoeing, sharing homemade meals, overnight campouts, and more.
The Covid19 Pandemic creates a unique situation that calls for community response. Camp will look different this summer. Our goal is to create the same loving, accepting community through outdoor fun and adventure while keeping kids safe. The safety of camp this summer depends on a partnership between camp staff and camp families.
We have developed a Summer 2020 plan (which can be found on our website here) based on mandatory guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), the YMCA, and Texas Department of State Health Services.
Resident camp sessions start at $295 per session. Day Camps are $265 per week. Scholarships are available. Register at the link below at no financial risk to you.
Camping Out with Learning
First Baptist Church (15951 Winters Mill Pkwy)
Kids are invited to join us each Wednesday (July 1st - Aug. 5th) for fun STEM, Reading and Math skills review. All of our STEM projects will tie back to the camping theme!
We will have prizes each week for at home reading and site words review!
Due to social distancing requirements we will only be able to take 10 kids per grade per session each week. When you register please pick the grade your child is going into and which session they would like to attend (10:00-12:00 or 12:00-2:00). Lunch will be provided for both sessions. If you are unable to register please call 512 847 9035 and ask for Melinda.
You will need to register for each week your child is able to attend.
Please email Melinda for any questions.
Hays Camp Invention July 13th-17th
Camp Director/Lead Coach: Michael Snead 512-294-8554 (Michael.Snead@hayscisd.net)
Product Page: https://www.invent.org/camp-invention-connect
Camp Invention Connect is an at-home experience for rising K-6 students that blends…
- Hands-on activities from the 2020 Camp Invention Elevate program
- Camp Invention Connect
- Virtual guidance by local educators
- Pre-recorded sessions by the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Education Team
- Interactive and collaborative opportunities
Like Camp Invention, this program was created to be turnkey and easy to implement.
The cost of Camp Invention Connect is $175. There will be a $15 discount for anyone who registers prior to June 30th. Individuals who are already registered for camp will only be charged $160.
Why was this program created?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many schools and districts to cancel their traditional Camp Invention programs - This has left parents scrambling to find enrichment opportunities for their children this summer. Camp Invention Connect is an alternative for students to receive an exciting, educational experience in the safety of their own home.
How does the virtual component work?
We understand… Parents, students and teachers are all experiencing virtual-burnout. We want to assure you that hands-on learning is still at the core of the Camp Invention Connect program.
- Virtual instruction will be limited to 20-30 minutes a day and used as an opportunity to collaborate and socialize with peers.
- This program could be completed with only the materials and instructions provided, but virtual components will enhance the program greatly.
- No more than 20 participants will be in a single virtual group at a time.
- NIHF Regional Representatives will provide training on Zoom and Google, although this program is compatible with any digital platform your district prefers. (Our suggested platform is Zoom)
How are materials handled?
Each participant will be mailed (via UPS) a kit of materials to their home address. Materials will be packed out by day to include everything they need to participate in the activities. All kits come with full color instruction booklets with additional activities built-in to extend the program longer than just the one week of camp. Participants will receive TWO Link robots for the Camp Invention Flight Lab™ module – one to complete the “Take Apart” discovery and one to keep as their own.
Registration will close 2 weeks prior to the program start date so we can ensure all kits are delivered before the first day of the program.
Sample Daily Schedule:
Monday – Basic housekeeping + module 1
Tuesday – module 2
Wednesday – module 3
Thursday – module 4
Friday – Share out day. Think virtual show-and-tell meets inventors showcase virtual dance party!
About 3 hours of programming ea. day
9:00am – 9:30am: Kickoff – includes an ice breaker to build comfort among participants and encourage socialization and collaboration, an overview of the kit participants will be using that day (1 module per day), a prerecorded video that takes participants through the activity, a quick collaboration session and instruction.
9:30am: Participants go offline to work, create and invent
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Coach Office hour*
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Coach Office hour*
*The objective with the office hours is for participants to be able to log on and connect with the instructor to troubleshoot, brainstorm and/or collaborate. It is not mandatory and some students may not take advantage of this time.