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MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMIES

For Rising 5th through 8th Grade
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Designed specifically for middle school aged campers, these unique full-day academies deliver an immersive and hands-on experience in a specific area of concentration. Each one-week Middle School Academy allows campers to build skills and confidence in their favorite interest!  Click on each week to find the descriptions below. 

Band Camp

June 20-23 (4 days): $410

 

Dungeons & Dragons Academy

June 20-23 (4 days): $410

3d Sculpting Academy

June 26-30: $510 

 

App Building & Coding Academy

July 3-7 (no camp on July 4): $410

Game Design Academy

July 10-14: $510

Ceramics Academy

July 17-28 (2 weeks): $965

Digital Art and Design Academy

July 31 to August 4: $510

Hacking and Cybersecurity Academy

August 7-11: $510

Debate Academy

August 7-11: $510

String Orchestra Camp

August 14-18: $510

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Band Camp
(rising 4th-8th grade)
June 20-23

Instructed by Norwood's own Mr. Cunliffe! 

Description coming soon!!
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Dungeons & Dragons
June 20-23

Led by Norwood's own Ms. Donofrio!

Curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons? Campers will learn about character creation and play through a series of short adventures to learn the basics of exploration, interaction, and combat in the world of D&D. Build a half-orc barbarian or a gnome wizard and start rolling your dice to battle monsters, solve puzzles, and explore exciting new worlds!

 
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3d Sculpting Academy
June 26-30

Instructed by Norwood's own Ms. Harvey!

Campers will take their art to the next dimension in this innovative and hands-on 3D Sculpting Academy!  Perfect for creative campers, this class will utilize a variety of materials to form imaginative creations.  By focusing on form and proportion, campers will learn how to create depth, length, and height in their artwork to create unique and inspiring works of art.  Whether forming figures out of clay or creating sculptures using eclectic materials, budding artists will be amazed at the 3D masterpieces they create using their own two hands!
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App Building & Coding Academy
July 3-7 (no camp 7/4)

Run by Vineyard App Camp!

Has your camper ever wanted to make their own websites and apps? In this innovative hands-on coding and tech camp, they’ll learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through building apps - their own app and also an app for local nonprofits. They’ll build apps and games and work on real web apps. Previous students have been covered in multiple local news outlets for apps they've built for homeless shelters, veterinarians, and local climate nonprofits! All devices for this academy are provided by Summer at Norwood. 
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Game Design Academy
July 10-14

Run by Vineyard App Camp!

Does your camper love Roblox or Minecraft? Well, this is the camp for them! In this academy, campers will learn the skills of a game maker through conceiving, designing, and creating their own mobile app games. The resulting games can be shared online and texted to friends for them to play on their phones. It’s a great way to combine learning with the fun of becoming a game developer. Campers don’t need any previous experience or special software to take this: all they need is creativity and a laptop.​ All devices for this academy are provided by Summer at Norwood. 
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Ceramics Academy
July 17-28 (2 weeks)

Instructed by Norwood's own Ms. Harvey!
Ceramics is back for a two-week creative experience!  Artistic imagination will take shape in this exciting and popular class as campers  mold and shape their own creations out of clay. Under the guidance and expertise of Norwood’s own Ms. Harvey, they will then glaze and fire their creations to take home!  Campers will also explore other forms of art with projects in other mediums, including creating a memory scrapbook of their experience. 
Computer Class

Digital Art and design Academy
July 31- August 4

Instructed by Norwood's own Ms. Harvey!

Explore the wonderful possibilities of digital art and design this summer!  Middle School campers will use the computer to visually communicate their ideas through their artwork.  This class will explore the elements of art and principles of design to understand the importance of visual composition and improve campers’ overall creative thinking skills.  Using Adobe software, campers will explore digital art, photo manipulation, graphic design, and animation to create their own digital projects. All devices for this academy are provided by Summer at Norwood. 
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Hacking and Cybersecurity Academy 
August 7-11

Run by Vineyard App Camp! 

Has your camper ever wanted to be a hacker or wanted to learn how to code? On the Internet these days, it's important to understand how hackers work, so you can stay safe from them. In this specialty camp, campers will learn how to “hack” through fun coding (and code-breaking) games. They’ll learn about the three main methods hackers use, hack fake websites we set up, and learn how to stay safe online. Get ready to have fun breaking things! All devices for this academy are provided by Summer at Norwood. 
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Debate Academy
August 7-11

 

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 all sorts of issues 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!
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String Orchestra Camp
August 14-18

Instructed by Norwood's own Mrs. Oviedo! 

We're excited to bring this one-week camp back to Summer at Norwood! The camp is open to any string instrument players (violin, viola, cello, or bass). Campers will hone their musical skills (sight-reading, rhythms, music theory, etc.) through a mix of sectional small-group work, orchestra rehearsals, and rhythm games each day. They will also have time to hang out and play other fun games! The week culminates with our Annual Orchestra Trivia Bowl and a casual performance showcasing the pieces the students have learned during the week. This is the perfect program for any strings musician who wants to improve their technique while having a blast! There is no After Care option for String Orchestra. 
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