Middle School Academies

Rising 5th through 8th Graders

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Stop Motion Animation

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Design

Digital Classes with the latest technology

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Designed specifically for Middle School aged campers, these unique full-day academies deliver an immersive and hand-on experience in a specific area of concentration.  Each one-week MS Academy allows campers to build skill and confidence in their favorite interest!

Course instructors are knowledgeable in their fields and have experience bringing innovative and fun programs to to Middle School campers. Some specialized options trending for young adults and older campers include STEM, the arts & debate.

Academies run from 9:00am-3:00pm and include times for lunch and recess as well as opportunities to socialize other campers. 

June 28 - July 2

*Coding Academy is full and the waitlist is available

July 6 - July 9
July 12 - July 16

*Studio Art is full and the waitlist is available

July 19 - July 23

*Digital Photography is full and the waitlist is available

July 26 - July 30

*App Lab Academy is full and the waitlist is available

Aug 2 - Aug 6

*Debate Academy is full and the waitlist is available

Aug 9 - Aug 13

*Robotics Photography is full and the waitlist is available

Aug 16 - Aug 20
 

Academy Descriptions

Cyber Forensics Academy

July 6 - July 9

Instructed by Norwood's Own Mr. Rowley

Cyber-Forensic STEM Academy is a  summer workshop that allows campers the opportunity to expand their knowledge of STEM and cyber-security topics. This experience provides hands- on activities in which students will learn about passwords, pass- pattern, digital evidences, forensic science, cyber defense, and cyber ethics.



 

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Coding Academy

June 28 - July 2

Instructed by Norwood's Own Mr. Ramirez

Coding is it's own language!  This popular academy teaches campers the logic behind computer programming. With a software called Scratch, campers will use logic, problem-solving skills, and creativity to make their own versions of classic games such as Pong, Snake, and Galaga. During the camp, campers will develop an understanding of many essential concepts behind coding and build a foundation in computer science. Get a jump start on the coding and programming revolution to come!

Studio Art Academy

July 12 - July 16

Instructed by Norwood's Own Ms. Harvey

Creativity needs space, motivation, and some guidance.  That’s exactly what middle school age artists will get this summer in our Studio Art Academy.  Located in one of Summer at Norwood’s beautiful art studios, this full-day academy will allow campers to produce multiple projects in a wide variety of mediums.  Our experienced instructor will guide young artists through the elements of art and the principals of design, then allow them to unleash their creativity.  Campers will immerse themselves in a world of painting, sculpture, drawing, and more!

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Digital Photography Academy

July 19 - July 23

 

There is a lot more to photography than pointing a smart phone and clicking!  In photography class, campers will begin to develop an eye for the elements that go into taking a great photo. Developing photographers will gain an awareness of the fundamental elements of shape, form, composition, light, and shadow. Current editing techniques will be explored using Adobe Photoshop Elements to enhance imagery. Campers will create their own portfolios that will showcase their photographs of landscapes, portraits, and architecture. The cameras will be provided, so all campers need to bring is their creativity and enthusiasm!

Debate Academy 

August 2 - August 6

Instructed by Norwood's Own Mr. Risen

 

For our future lawyers and public speakers, or for anyone who enjoys a good hearty debate, this is the class for you. Campers will learn the powerful art of persuasion in a public forum allowing for some fun and engaging discussions around a whole sort of issue relevant to middle school students.  Should homework be mandatory? Are video games too violent? Should junk food be allowed in schools? Should the voting age be lowered? Should grades be abolished? Is history important to study? Answers to these questions and more are up for debate!

 

App Lab Academy

July 26 - July 30

Instructed by VineyardAppCamp

 

Interested in tech, entrepreneurship, and helping people? This hands-on coding academy is for you! In App Lab, campers band together to make an app for a real non-profit organization. By the end of the session, campers will have conceived, designed, and released their own application onto the AppStore. This course helps campers gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills, as they learn about innovation and entrepreneurship.  Campers do need to have any prior coding experience.  Click here to learn more about VineyardAppCamps.

 

Robotics Academy

August 9 - August 13

Instructed by Norwood's own Mr. Ramirez

Using Lego Mindstorm NXT, campers will learn the basics of designing, building, and programming robots. They will be challenged to construct robots that will be able to succeed at a variety of tasks, including completing a maze and surviving an obstacle course. Can your camper build a robot that will survive?  Join us to find out!

App Lab Academy

August 16 - August 20

Instructed by VineyardAppCamp

Interested in tech, entrepreneurship, and helping people? This hands-on coding academy is for you! In App Lab, campers band together to make an app for a real non-profit organization. By the end of the session, campers will have conceived, designed, and released their own application onto the AppStore. This course helps campers gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills, as they learn about innovation and entrepreneurship.  Campers do need to have any prior coding experience.  Click here to learn more about VineyardAppCamps.