Falcon Fun in the Sun Summer Camps

Welcome to Falcon Fun in the Sun at FWCD!

Fort Worth Country Day is a K-12 independent school located in southwest Fort Worth. Our Falcon Fun in the Sun Summer Programs offer a wide variety of summer programs for ages 4-18. Our 70+ camps and programs are offered from May 29th through July 27th with programs running in one to three-week blocks. Campers have the option to come for the morning, afternoon or stay all day! Join us for a week or the full summer and customize your summer with us!

We are excited to announce several new offerings for Summer 2018!
  • New Programs: Our 70+ camps and programs feature past favorites and many new programs such as Kids Yoga, Lego Robotics and Little Medical School.
  • Before and After Care - Before Care runs from 8-9 a.m. and After Care runs from 3:30-6 p.m. Registration for this service can be found as a “Session Option” when you register for camps.
  • Afternoon Programs Added – In addition to our full day and half day sessions, we now offer programs from 4-5:30 p.m. as well. Check the list of camps for more information.
  • Lunch – Campers will have the option of having lunch provided for them by SAGE dining. Parents can select this offering under “Session Options” when registering for camps.

Please look over this summer’s course offerings, listed by week below. If you have any questions, please contact me at michael.carmody@fwcd.com or 817-302-3271.

Best regards,
Michael Carmody
Director of Auxiliary Programs 

Announcements

  • 2018 Camp Registration is Open Now!

    Registration for Falcon Fun in the Sun 2018 is Open! Sign up for your favorite camps and classes before it's too late!

2018 Summer Camps

Classes with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) or STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) emphasis.

MAY 29 - JUNE 1

Morning Sessions

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  • BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP (Grades 1–8)

    This four-day program helps young basketball players understand the fundamentals and learn enjoyment of the game. Participants work on ball handling, shooting, rebounding and passing. Emphasis is placed on defense, conditioning, teamwork and sportsmanship. Camp is led by Joe Breedlove ’78, Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, and many other experienced coaches and players. Enrollment is limited. Don’t miss out on this exciting camp!

    Boys/Girls (Grades 1–8)
    May 29–June 1
    9 a.m.–noon                                      
    Location: Round Gym.
    $150

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.

Afternoon Sessions

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  • BASEBALL CAMP (Grades 1–7)

    The FWCD baseball camp emphasizes the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running. Players learn a variety of drills to help them excel at all levels of play and use these skills in game-type situations each day. The camp also stresses the most important aspect of playing baseball: having fun!CampisledbyBradyBenoit, FWCD Head Baseball Coach, and current FWCD players. Campers need to bring their own gloves and bats.

    Boys Only (Grades 1–7)
    May 29–June 1
    12:30–3:30 p.m.
    Location: FWCD Varsity Baseball Field.
    $175

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.
     
  • SOFTBALL SKILLS CAMP (Grades 1–8)

    DeAnn Hall, former Creighton University player and current FWCD Varsity Softball Coach, leads this four-day softball skills camp. The camp focuses on all aspects of the sport, including, but not limited to, throwing, fielding, hitting, bunting and base-running. There also is plenty of time to put those skills to work in game-like situations and quirky water activities. Try your hand at the Softball Olympics or practice your sliding skills on the slip-in-slide on the last day of camp. This is a great opportunity to get ready for the fast-pitch summer softball season and Little League All-Star tournaments. Coach Hall is assisted by current and former FWCD players. Participants should bring a glove and wear tennis shoes or softball cleats. They also should bring the following items if they have them: softball bat, batting gloves and helmet. Please bring a light snack and water jug. 

    Girls Only (Grades 1–8)
    May 29–June 1
    12:30–3:30 p.m.  
    Location: FWCD Softball Field.
    $175

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.


JUNE 4 - 8

Morning Sessions

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  • ADVENTURES IN ELECTRONICS (Grades 5–8)

    Build and learn about circuits to make lights blink and play tones.  Learn about the foundations of our modern world by learning and working with resistors, capacitors, diodes, and IC's.  Also, learn how to use breadboards to prototype circuits and soldering irons to make them permanent.  Let's explore electronics! 

    (Grades 5–8)
    June 4–8
    9 a.m.–noon                                   
    Instructor: John Cordell, FWCD Upper School Science Teacher.
    Location: Upper School Science Building, Room 124.
    $265
  • APP SMASH ANIMATION (Grades 2–5)

    This exciting class immerses students in animation awesomeness! Students learn traditional animation styles, including flip books and zoetropes, and progress to using iPads to create several motion-art creations. The class will be using the technique of “app-smashing,” which utilizes multiple apps to create an object animation with a green- screen background. Creativity is used from the beginning of story boarding to the end credits. 

    (Grades 2–5)
    June 4–8
    9 a.m.–noon

    Instructor: DorrineDeChant, FWCD Visual Arts Teacher.
    Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, RoomVA100.
    $225
     
  • FIELD HOCKEY (Grades K–8)

    This five-day field hockey camp is designed for the lower or middle school player. The camp takes place on the field hockey field. (Please bring tennis shoes for indoor instruction in the event of rain.) Players learn the fundamentals and improve their skills. There will be lots of games, treats and fun. The camp is led by Paige Chisholm ’87, FWCD Field Hockey Program Director, and varsity and former FWCD players. Mouth guards and sticks will be provided for those who need them. Players need to provide their own shin guards. Girls may wear tennis shoes or cleats, but cleats are recommended for the fields. 

    Girls Only (Grades K–8) 
    June 4–8
    9 a.m.–noon                                   
    Location: FWCD Field Hockey Field.
    $185

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.
     
  • KIDS YOGA CAMP (Grades 1–2)


    Come explore the ocean! By learning more about the ocean, kids will have fun exploring how to find inner strength, focus and courage to face extremes of life with confidence. This camp includes practicing yoga poses, games, writing diaries, drawing, making crafts and relaxation techniques to help develop self-esteem and confidence in kids.

    (Grades 1–2)               
    June 4–8
    9–11 a.m.     
    Instructor: Tanya Charfen, Certified Yoga Instructor at Indigo Yoga.
    Location: Lower School, Room 15.
    $200
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL CERAMICS (Grades 5–8)

    This is a wheel-throwing pottery class taught by Master Potter Jerry B. Mahle, who has worked with clay for more than 30 years and has taught ceramics for more than 20 years, the last 18 at FWCD. Class size is small, with a ratio of 12:1, for five days of intensive instruction in the clay arts. All supplies, clay, glazes, tools, etc., are provided for each student. Please wear tennis shoes, no flip flops. Mr. Mahle creates an educational environment that is equally beneficial and powerful for beginners through experienced students.
     
    (Grades 5–8)   
    June 4–8
    9–11 a.m.                                       
    Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, Ceramics Studio.
    $210
  • TINKER CAMP (Grades 3–4)

    Put your safety goggles on and get ready for some fun! Come tinker, build, make, invent, test, challenge … whatever you want to call it. Students use their imaginations, creativity and “smarts” to have fun!

    (Grades 3–4)   
    June 4–8
    9 a.m.–noon    
    Instructor: Mandy Lofquist, FWCD Lower School Technology Specialist.
    Location: Lower School, Room 8.
    $225


  • TRACK EXTRAVAGANZA (Grades 3–8)

    FWCD Head Track and Field Coach Jared Connaughton brings his wealth of international experience (two-time Olympian) and coaching expertise to the forefront of this fun, interactive, and rewarding track and field experience. Coach Connaughton’s camp will immerse campers in the exciting world of track and field by introducing basic technical components of the sprints, hurdles and jumps, and will progress to the advanced technical models used by the fastest men and women from around the world. Each day, Coach Connaughton will expose campers to different events that will culminate in a friendly and competitive multi-event (7 total events) competition. If your son or daughter is looking to become faster, more physically dynamic and competitive, this camp is for you! 

    Boys/Girls (Grades 3–8)  
    June 4–8
     
    Location: Rosacker Stadium Track.
    9 a.m.–noon
    $185
     
    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.
  • UPPER SCHOOL AND ADULT CERAMICS (Grades 9–12 and Adult)

    This is a wheel-throwing pottery class taught by Master Potter Jerry B. Mahle, who has worked with clay for more than 30 years and has taught ceramics for more than 20 years, the last 18 at FWCD. Class size is small, with a ratio of 13:1, for five days of intensive instruction in the clay arts.

    All supplies, clay, glazes, tools, etc., are provided for each student. Please wear tennis shoes, no flip flops. Mr. Mahle creates an educational environment that is equally beneficial and powerful for beginners through experienced students.

    (Grades 9–12 and Adult)
    June 4–8
    11 a.m.–1 p.m.     
    Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, Ceramics Studio.
    $210
  • WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS (Grades 1–4)

    Explore all the wonderful things about watercolors in this fun, weeklong camp. Students learn various techniques, such as watercolor washes, transparent layering and resist techniques, as they discover the properties of a variety
    of painting surfaces. Paintings will be created from both imagination and observation. If you love to paint, come create wonderful watercolors with us!

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 4–8
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Rebecca James, FWCD Lower School Art Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Art Room.
    $210

Afternoon Sessions

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  • FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP Boys Only (Grades 1–8)

    The camp is open to any young player who wants to learn about the game of football from the perspective of the positions listed below.

    A camper does not have to be a skill position player
    to participate in and enjoy this camp.

    The areas of instruction are Quarterbacks – grip, proper throwing motion, stance, exchange, drops, sprint-out, play action, screens, ball-handling and option; Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – stance, starts, release, route-running, cuts, hand position and receiving; and Running Backs – stance, starts, ball-handling, ball security, route-running, play action and screens. Campers are grouped according to grade and ability. They need tennis shoes or cleats (preferred), a baseball hat and their own football (middle school size with their name on it.) Camp time is divided between field drills and indoor activities. 

    Boys Only
    (Grades 1–8)
    June 4–8
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Location: Rosacker Stadium.
    $160

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.
  • KIDS NUTRITION (Grades K–4)

    Do you want to learn more about how to eat healthy and find some ideas for healthy snacks? In this camp, kids will get the chance to make and eat healthy snacks, learn about the different food groups and how to read food labels, and play fun games and activities.

    (Grades K–4)
    June 4–8
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Brittany Grover.
    Location: Fischer Dining Pavilion, Goff Room.
    $210
  • RECYCLED ROBOT SCULPTURES (Grades 2–5)

    Inspired by the work of various artists, students will make recycled sculpture robots. Using their imagination, they will create a diagram of their concept. Each robot needs to “deliver” something, have a part that is kinetic and use at least 10 objects.

    (Grades 2–5)
    June 4–8
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Dorrine DeChant, FWCD Visual Arts Teacher.
    Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, Room VA100.
    $225
  • TINKER IN THE COLLABORATORY: (Grades 1–2)

    This camp is designed to get kids’ creative juices flowing! Join us as we build, create and make all sorts of things … as well as take things apart, and that’s the best part! Glowing cities, pom-pom shooters, marble roller coasters … the possibilities are endless.

    (Grades 1–2)
    June 4–8
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Mandy Lofquist, FWCD Lower School Technology Specialist.
    Location: Lower School, Room 8.
    $225

JUNE 4-15

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  • 4 U ADVENTURE CAMP I (4-year-olds, Pre-K only)

    A barrel of fun just for 4-year-olds! Experienced FWCD primary teachers lead students in crafts, poems, stories and songs centered on a farm theme. Children learn about many different animals as they play and create through a variety of fun and educational projects. Camp I and Camp II offer the same curriculum. Enrollment is limited. Students must be 4 prior to June 4, 2018.

    (4-year-olds, Pre-K only)
    June 4–15
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Sheri Fuller, FWCD First-Grade Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 108.
    $285
  • KINDERGARTEN SCIENCE CAMP I (Grade K only)

    Kindergarten Science Camp is a special program that uses curriculum based on the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) research program from University of California, Berkeley. Children explore the world of science with all the fun of summer camp! Camp I and Camp II offer the same curriculum. The activities are focused around four thematic units: “Up in a Tree” and “Ladybug Fly Away Home” for week one; the second week focuses on “Buzzing a Hive” and “Ant Homes Underground.” Science concepts of ecology, life cycles and animal social behavior are explored through exciting stories, active role-playing and creative projects.

    (Grade K only)
    June 4–15
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Barbara Meyers, FWCD Lower School Science Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 103.
    $285
  • THE WRITE START: A SENSORY APPROACH I (Grade K only)

    This camp focuses on developing the fine motor skills necessary for academic success. Through a multisensory approach, students work on grip, pinch, strengthening and dexterity. Handwriting, scissor skills and bilateral coordination are areas of focus. Other areas of development vital to school success are sensory and gross motor in nature. We will “play” strategically to work on balance, coordination, motor planning and eye-hand coordination. This camp is so much fun, the kids will never know they are “working!” Camp I and Camp II offer the same curriculum.

    (Grade K only)
    June 4–15
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Sue Khammar, OTR/L.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 107.
    $275

Afternoon Sessions

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  • 4 U ADVENTURE CAMP II (4-year-olds, Pre-K only)

    A barrel of fun just for 4-year-olds! Experienced FWCD primary teachers lead students in crafts, poems, stories and songs centered on a farm theme. Children learn about many different animals as they play and create through a variety of fun and educational projects. Camp I and Camp II offer the same curriculum. Enrollment is limited. Students must be 4 prior to June 4, 2018.

    (4-year-olds, Pre-K only)
    June 4–15
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Sheri Fuller, FWCD First- Grade Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 108.
    $285
  • FUN WITH FRENCH IMMERSION (Grades 2–6)

    Do you want to get more practice actually using French in different settings? Practice conversations and engage in math, art and science lessons all entirely in French. We also will have a few cooking lessons and enjoy the French dishes that we create. This course is highly recommended for rising fifth-graders in order to ease their transition from Lower School to Middle School. Come and practice French the fun way!

    (Grades 2–6)
    June 4–15
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Rona Mattocks, FWCD Lower School French Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, French Room.
    $285
  • KINDERGARTEN SCIENCE CAMP II (Grade K only)

    Kindergarten Science Camp is a special program that uses curriculum based on the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) research program from University of California, Berkeley. Children explore the world of science with all the fun of summer camp! Camp I and Camp II offer the same curriculum. The activities are focused around four thematic units: “Up in a Tree” and “Ladybug Fly Away Home” for week one; the second week focuses on “Buzzing a Hive” and “Ant Homes Underground.” Science concepts of ecology, life cycles and animal social behavior are explored through exciting stories, active role-playing and creative projects.

    (Grade K only)
    June 4–15
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Barbara Meyers, FWCD Lower School Science Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 103.
    $285
  • LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL I (Grades 1–4)

    Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. Children learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works.

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 4–15
    4–5:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Little Medical School.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $300
  • LITTLE VETERINARIAN SCHOOL I (Grades 1–4)

     
    Little Veterinarian School encourages students to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real
    veterinarians use. Students will take home their own stuffed animal dog that they will "adopt" along with tape measure, dog journal, dog cookie cutter and much more.

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 4–15
    4–5:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Little Medical School.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 21.
    $300

  • THE WRITE START: A SENSORY APPROACH II (Grades K–1)

    This camp focuses on developing the fine motor skills necessary for academic success. Through a multisensory approach, students work on grip, pinch, strengthening and dexterity. Handwriting, scissor skills and bilateral coordination are areas of focus. Other areas of development vital to school success are sensory and gross motor in nature. We will “play” strategically to work on balance, coordination, motor planning and eye-hand coordination. This camp is so much fun, the kids will never know they are “working!”

    (Grades K–1)
    June 4–15
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Sue Khammar, OTR/L.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 107.
    $275

JUNE 11-15

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  • 3D ART WORKSHOP (Grades 9–12)

    In this class, students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional methods of making sculpture through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on projects. Students create three-dimensional works of art using materials such as wire, plaster, paper and more. No prerequisites are necessary. Students should come with an open mind, curiosity to learn and creative spirit.

    (Grades 9–12)
    June 11–15
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Lauren Cunningham, FWCD Upper School Art and Art History Teacher.
    Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, Room 108.
    $260
  • ADVENTURES IN ELECTRONICS (Grades 5-8)

    Build and learn about circuits to make lights blink and play tones.  Learn about the foundations of our modern world by learning and working with resistors, capacitors, diodes, and IC's.  Also, learn how to use breadboards to prototype circuits and soldering irons to make them permanent.  Let's explore electronics! 

    (Grades 5–8)
    June 11–15
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: John Cordell, FWCD Upper School Science Teacher.
    Location: Upper School Science Building, Room 124.
    $265
  • LEGO ROBOTICS BASICS (Grades 7–8)

    In this hands-on, challenge-based course, students learn the basics of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm EV3 model kits. In addition to constructing the robot, students learn basic programming, including maneuvering the robot using various motors, as well as using input from sensors to respond to the robot’s environment. This course is designed for students with an interest in robotics, but who have little to no experience using the Mindstorm programming interface. 

    (Grades 7–8)
    June 11–15
    9 a.m.–noon
    Instructor: Jamie Ringgenberg, FWCD Middle School Science 
    Teacher. Location: Middle School Computer Lab.
    $250
     
  • SUPER SCULPTURES (Grades 1–4)

    Do you love to create three-dimensional artwork? In this weeklong camp, students explore various sculpting methods, such as paper mâché, ceramics, assemblage and more! Students keep a sketchbook to use for the planning of each sculpture. Sketchbooks include drawing, writing, collage and photography. If you love to sculpt, come create Super Sculptures with us! 

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 11–15
    9 a.m.–noon
    Instructor: Rebecca James, FWCD Lower
    School Art Teacher. Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Art Room.
    $210
  • TENNIS FUN AND GAMES (Grades K–4)

    This camp is designed for the beginning tennis player who wants to learn or review basics and have fun, too. Along with instruction, there will be lots of games, fun and treats. Rackets are provided for students who don’t have their own. Instruction is led by FWCD Middle School Tennis Coach Paige Chisholm ’87 and members of the Upper School tennis team. 

    Boys/Girls (Grades K–4)
    June 11-15
    9 a.m.–noon
    Location: FWCD Tennis Courts.
    $185

JUNE 11-29

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  • MUSIC HISTORY (Grades 11–12)

    This course presents the historical evolution of contemporary American music. The course primarily covers American pop/rock music through the lens of treating American pop music as a worldwide musical first. It touches on the pop/ rock genre in a deep, consistent and accessible way and includes detailed interactive listening guides to help students understand compositional technique, musical timing and lyric construction.

    (Grades 11–12)
    June 11–29
    9 a.m. –noon 
    Instructor: Chuck Kraus, FWCD Director of Bands.
    Location: FWCD Band Hall.
    $525

JUNE 18-21

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  • LETA ANDREWS BASKETBALL CAMP Girls Only (Grades 3–12)

    FWCD is delighted with the return of the Leta Andrews Girls’ Basketball Camp. Outstanding girls’ basketball coach and winner of the Walt Disney National Teacher of the Year Award, Leta Andrews helps players enhance basketball skills and strategies. This camp provides female athletes with individualized attention in a positive group environment. Coaches include outstanding high school and junior high coaches; college players; and Shelley Rains, FWCD Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach.

    Girls Only (Grades 3–12)
    June 18 –21
    9 a.m.–3 p.m. 
    Location: Round Gym.
    For camp information and to register contact: 

    Leta Andrews
    817.279.2225
    letamae.andrews@gmail.com

    or

    Shellley Rains
    shelley.rains@fwcd.com

JUNE 18-22

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  • CROSSFIT KIDS I (Grades PreK-1)

    Awaken your child’s love for fitness, enhance his/her cognitive skills and promote working in teams. Your child will not only learn different CrossFit skills and movements, but also will learn about nutrition through daily lessons and interactive activities. Each day, campers also will break a sweat during their daily WOD (Workout of the Day), yoga, agility work, and other fun and challenging games and physical activities.

    All classes and camps are under the guidance of CrossFit Kids Certified Coach, Registered Nurse and Nutritionist Dabney Poorter. Dabney coaches at CrossFit Panther City and owns Engage Your Wellness.

    Boys and Girls (Grades PreK-1)
    June 18–22
    9 a.m.–Noon 
    Location: FWCD Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center.
    $185
  • KNIT-TASTIC! (Grades 1–4)

    Do you love to finger knit? Move to the next level of knitting at this weeklong camp. Students learn how to knit on a loom and with knitting needles. They learn how to cast on, knit and purl. We also explore hand- dying wool and create a hand- dyed ball of yarn. Students create a knitted piece such as a pot holder or scarf. Come learn how to knit with us!

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 18–22
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Rebecca James, FWCD Lower School Art Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Art Room.
    $210
  • PINTEREST PROJECTS I (Grades 4–5)

    There are SO MANY great Pinterest projects out there! From crafting to sewing, cooking to building, gardening to games – you can definitely find it on Pinterest! Join us as we have fun picking projects each day! This course is open to boys and girls, so come have a blast. Who knows? Will it be a Pinterest win or fail? Either way, we’re sure to have a great time!

    (Grades 4–5)
    June 18–22
    9 a.m.–noon
    Instructor: Mandy Lofquist, FWCD Lower School Technology Specialist. Location: Lower School, Room 8.
    $250
  • SOCCER SKILLS CAMP (Grades 1–5)

    This five-day camp is directed by FWCD Soccer Program Director and (U.S. Soccer Federation “A” Licensed) Varsity Coach Mike Vincent and features additional professional coaches from both the U.S. and Great Britain. Players receive individual and group instruction with emphasis on skill development in pressure situations, essential tactical (decision-making) concepts and maximum participation. Small-sided and conditioned game activities allow players to develop their technique, confidence and individual creativity in a fun and positive environment.

    Campers are grouped according to age and ability and need to provide their own ball, shin guards and water. Sibling discount is $90.

    Boys/Girls (Grades 1–5)    
    June 18–22
    9 a.m.–noon    
    Location: FWCD Soccer Fields.
    $180

    Please note: If you do NOT attend Fort Worth Country Day and you play high school or junior high sports, you must check with your coach regarding the UIL rules. UIL rules do not apply to private school students.

Afternoon Sessions

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  • CROSSFIT KIDS II (Grades 2–4)

    Awaken your child’s love for fitness, enhance his/her cognitive skills and promote working in teams. Your child will not only learn different CrossFit skills and movements, but also will learn about nutrition through daily lessons and interactive activities. Each day, campers also will break a sweat during their daily WOD (Workout of the Day), yoga, agility work, and other fun and challenging games and physical activities.

    All classes and camps are under the guidance of CrossFit Kids Certified Coach, Registered Nurse and Nutritionist Dabney Poorter. Dabney coaches at CrossFit Panther City and owns Engage Your Wellness.

    Boys and Girls (Grades 2–4)
    June 18–22
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Location: FWCD Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center.
    $185
  • MYSTERY IN PARIS (Grades 5–8)

    Learn French as you solve a mystery in and under the streets of Paris! You are a secret agent working for the U.S. government. Your mission: to solve the case of a mysterious disappearance. Having never studied French or having studied it for a few years, you must learn the language to solve the mystery! Accept the mission, search with the secret map, discover Paris and its food, crack the case, and submit your mission report. This class is designed to encourage beginners and challenge all French speaking abilities. The course uses the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) method with the instructor storytelling and the students acting, as well as actively participating in deciding the direction the story will take. The visual arts are utilized to solidify vocabulary and further develop cultural learning, and lots of French food will be sampled.

    (Grades 5–8)
    June 18–22
    12:30–3:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Andreanne Annis, FWCD Upper School French Teacher.
    Location: Middle School, Room 304.
    $175
  • PINTEREST PROJECTS II (Grades 2–3)

    There are SO MANY great Pinterest Projects out there! From crafting to sewing, cooking to building, gardening to games – you can definitely find it on Pinterest! Join us as we have fun picking projects each day! This is open to boys and girls, so come have a blast. Who knows? Will it be a Pinterest win or fail? Either way, we’re sure to have a great time!

    (Grades 2–3)
    June 18–22
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Mandy Lofquist, FWCD Lower School Technology Specialist. Location: Lower School, Room 8.
    $250
  • SCIENCE EXPLORATORIUM I (Grades K–2)

    Come discover, experiment and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work, and dabble in chemistry and physics. Put on your learning cap and grab the art supplies because this STEAM camp will rock your world.

    (Grades K–2)
    June 18–22
    12:30–3:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Little Scholars.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $200

JUNE 18-29

Afternoon Sessions

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  • FUN WITH PHONICS (Grade K only)

    We will build foundational skills for literacy using fun, interactive activities. We will develop rhyme, letter-sound correspondence, word segmentation, and blending skills.

    (Grade K only)
    June 18–29
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Valerie Conway.
    Location: Lower School, Room 9
    $275
  • LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL II (Grades 1–4)

    Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. Children learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works.

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 18–29
    4–5:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Little Medical School.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $300
  • LITTLE VETERINARIAN SCHOOL II (Grades 1–4)

    Little Veterinarian School encourages students to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real
    veterinarians use. Students will take home their own stuffed animal dog that they will "adopt" along with tape measure, dog journal, dog cookie cutter and much more.

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 18–29
    4–5:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Little Medical School.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 21.
    $300

June 25-27

Morning Sessions

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  • TRASHION (Grades 5–8)

    Are you looking for the right accessory to make your outfit pop? Everything you need is in your recycling bin and your donation pile. Learn how to transform common trash items into fashion or TRASHION. Create beautiful jewelry with soda cans, tabs and caps. Upcycle your outgrown T-shirts into scarves, hair accessories and jewelry. Create a unique tote by fusing plastic shopping bags. These creations are one-of- a-kind. One girl’s trash is another girl’s TRASHION!

    (Grades 5–8)
    June 25–27
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Kathryn Sohne, FWCD Middle School Health and Wellness Counselor. Location: Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center, Room 108.
    $185

June 25-28

All Day Session

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  • ADVANCED SOCCER FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (Grades 5–12)

    Boys/Girls (Grades 5–12)             June 25–28
    9 a.m.–3 p.m.   $290
     
    This four-day camp is directed by Mike Vincent, FWCD Soccer Program Director and (U.S. Soccer Federation “A” Licensed) Varsity Coach, and features additional professional coaches from both the U.S. and Great Britain. Players receive individual and group instruction in a more advanced camp environment for serious players (middle school, high school and club/select players, etc.). Emphasis is on game-related technical development (under pressure from opposition), improvement of tactical awareness, phase-play, functional (position-oriented) training, set plays and coached matches/ scrimmages.

    Campers are grouped according to age and ability and need to provide their own ball, shin guards, water and sack lunch. Sibling discount is $145.

    Location: FWCD Soccer Fields.

June 25-29

Morning Sessions

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  • CHEER CAMP! (Grades 1–5)

    Come have a fun-filled time while learning the fundamentals of cheerleading! Experienced, highly trained FWCD cheer staff and Upper School cheerleaders teach creative dances, cheers, stunts, tumbling, proper cheer safety, motion and jump technique, and more! Registration includes a T-shirt and bow to be worn on the last day of camp for the parent showcase! No experience is necessary; all levels, beginning to advanced, are welcome. 

    Girls Only (Grades 1–5)
    June 25–29
    9 a.m.–noon
    Location: FWCD Square Gym.
    $185
  • OPEN ART STUDIO (Grades 1–4)

    Do you love “Free Art Day?” Well, come to Open Art Studio where we have “Free Art Day” every day! The classroom is divided into five different studio centers, such as drawing, painting or sculpture. Students explore various art materials and create artwork of their own design. Students use a sketchbook to experiment with media and plan out their finished pieces of artwork. Let your creativity run wild in the art studio!

    (Grades 1–4)
    June 25–29
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Rebecca James, FWCD Lower School Art Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Art Room.
    $210
  • SCIENCE EXPLORATORIUM II (Grades 3–5)

    Come discover, experiment and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how
    things work, and dabble in chemistry and physics. Put on your learning cap and grab the art supplies because this STEAM camp will rock your world.

    (Grades 3–5)  
    June 25–29
    9 a.m.–noon    
    Instructor: Little Scholars.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $200

Afternoon Sessions

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  • DESIGN THE RUNWAY (Grades K–4)

    Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, design a one-of-a-kind piece with recyclable goods, and end the week with a Runway Show to stop Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design the runway with us!

    (Grades K–4)
    June 25–29
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Instructor: Little Scholars.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $200

JULY 2-6

All Day Session

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  • DALLAS MAVERICKS 2018 SUMMER HOOP CAMP (Ages 8–18)

    Kids always win at the Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp, the only authentic NBA instructional camp in North Texas. Camp is for both boys and girls, ages 8-18. Enrollment is limited to guarantee that each camper receives individual attention, and the player-to-coach ratio is under 10:1. All campers are grouped by age and ability. Speakers and special guests, including Mavericks players and Mavs Man (subject to availability), appear at camp. Every camper receives a voucher good for two tickets to a Mavericks pre-season game next season, a camp jersey, photograph, personalized trading cards, a progress report, a camp certificate and much more. Dallas Mavericks Ballkids are selected from Hoop Campers.

    (Full Day) Boys and Girls
    (Ages 8–18) 
    July 3–7
    9 a.m.–4 p.m.
     

    HOW DO I REGISTER?

    VISIT THE WEBSITE AT dallasmavericks.com. Click on “Community” at the top of the page, click on “Mavs Basketball Academy” and then click on Hoop Camps.

JULY 9-13

Morning Sessions

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  • BASELINE 2 BASELINE BASKETBALL SHOOTING CAMP (Grades 2–5)

    This week-long camp hosted by Baseline2Baseline narrows its focus from an overall skills camp and specifically teaches the art of shooting. Shooting camp teaches players the proper footwork, balance and elevation needed for an athlete to reach his/her maximum shooting potential. Campers take part in lectures and drills, and are given the tools to become an elite shooter through games and proper fundamental workouts. Baseline2Baseline shooting camp is led by Coach Chris Anderson, FWCD Varsity Boys’ Basketball Assistant Coach and Middle School Coach, and will feature special guest appearances by former TCU and current professional basketball player Kyan Anderson. Space is limited; you don’t want to miss out on becoming a better shooter!

    Boys and Girls (Grades 2–5)
    July 9–13

    9 a.m.–Noon 

    HOW DO I REGISTER?

    VISIT THE WEBSITE AT baseline2baseline.com or see Joe Breedlove ’78, Site Director and FWCD Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, for an application.
     
     
  • A JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE (Grades 5–12)

    Explore France without getting on a plane! Monsieur Napier will take you on a culinary, cultural and linguistic journey through five different parts of France: Paris, Brittany, Bordeaux and the south-west, Alsace and eastern France, and the Riviera. Discover the charm and beauty of this wonderful country in an interactive, fun course that includes opportunities to sample local specialties such as crêpes and croque-monsieurs, paint like an Impressionist, and design
    a fashion line while aiming to find the “Je ne sais quoi” that makes France so special! All students are welcome, as the course will be conducted in English.

    (Grades 5–12)
    July 9–13
    9 a.m.–noon
    Instructor: Rob Napier, FWCD Middle School French Teacher.
    Location: Middle School, Room 107.
    $160
  • KIDS IN THE KITCHEN (Grades Pre-K and K only)

    Create a cookbook of recipes that you can make all on your own. Kids go home from this camp with their very own apron, chef's hat and cookbook that they have personalized. Students use measurements and learn to make a few recipes a day that they can eat or take home. Each recipe ties in with literature, and some are a work of art all on their own. Pre-K students must be 4 prior to July 9, 2018.
     
    (Grades Pre-K and K only)
    July 9–13
    9 a.m.–noon 
    Instructor: Lisa Davenport, FWCD Kindergarten Teacher.
    Location: Butler Kindergarten Building, Room 102.
    $260
  • LEGO MANIA (Grades K–2)

    Students will learn to explore, design and, most importantly, build with Legos in a one-week session. They will master some basic coding skills, where they can see the results come to life with the Lego bricks. We will incorporate math,
    engineering, art and science into the projects. There will be individual building and group activities to show what it is truly like to be a Lego designer. Students will take home some of the items they create.

    (Grades K–2) 
    July 9–13
    9 a.m.–noon      
    Instructor: Teresa Hoppe, FWCD Lower School Learning Specialist, and Christopher Hoppe ’21.
    Location: Lower School, Science Room 20.
    $200

Afternoon Sessions

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  • BASELINE 2 BASELINE BASKETBALL SHOOTING CAMP (Grades 6–8)

    This week-long camp hosted by Baseline2Baseline narrows its focus from an overall skills camp and specifically teaches the art of shooting. Shooting camp teaches players the proper footwork, balance and elevation needed for an athlete to reach his/her maximum shooting potential. Campers take part in lectures and drills, and are given the tools to become an elite shooter through games and proper fundamental workouts. Baseline2Baseline shooting camp is led by Coach Chris Anderson, FWCD Varsity Boys’ Basketball Assistant Coach and Middle School Coach, and will feature special guest appearances by former TCU and current professional basketball player Kyan Anderson. Space is limited; you don’t want to miss out on becoming a better shooter!

    Boys and Girls (Grades 6–8)
    July 9–13
    1-4 p.m.
     

    HOW DO I REGISTER?

    VISIT THE WEBSITE AT baseline2baseline.com or see Joe Breedlove ’78, Site Director and FWCD Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, for an application.
     
     
  • MINIATURE SCULPTURES GARDENS (Grades 2–5)


    Drawing inspiration from the Lower School habitat garden and the mini-garden on the art classroom patio, young artists will make houses, patio furniture, fences, footbridges, stepping stones, and other outdoor and backyard miniatures. Using clay and other natural mate