SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

posted May 20, 2019, 10:12 AM by Jorge Goncalves

THROUGH COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs


MINECRAFT AND MINDSTORMS

Our Minecraft Program is tailored to all skill levels, whether you’re just starting out your explorations or you already know you’re way around creepers. Typically, kids and teens play Minecraft at home with little to no direction or goals in mind. At Minecraft North Andover, students approach gameplay from a new angle, and are empowered to discover the underlying mechanics of the game in a collaborative environment. Beginner to advanced students in our Minecraft program learn how to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the game. Students create themes, storylines, dialog between characters, objectives, goals, and more, while more experienced players delve deeper into game design & development, modding, and level design  Participants of nearly any skill level can have fun building and launching commands using simple and complex automation inside of Minecraft. As they master skills, we offer challenges that teach key concepts in programming, design, electrical engineering, and architecture, all while using teamwork and social skills. It’s the perfect blend of fun, learning, and creativity.

Students will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve challenges and participate in various competitions.  Students will program their robots to participate in games such as soccer, baseball, sumo bots and battle bots!  Whether you are a first timer or have been in previous sessions, this high energy class is sure to keep you engaged!

Dates: August 12 - 16

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Grade: Entering 3rd - 8th Grade

Location: Kittredge School

Cost: $200


HISTORY / CIVICS TRIPS

There will be different activities for the three different sessions. Students can register for one session or all three!

Questions: email Mr. McGravey at mcgraveyp@northandoverpublicschools.com.

Brochure Click Here

SESSION ONE:  June 25, 26, 27, and 28th, 2019 (Four Days)

TIMES: On average the time of History Camp is from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. However, times may vary a bit based on the trip. (See itinerary)

TRIP DESTINATIONS: Canobie Lake Park, Fenway Park, the MFA, a Walking Tour and River Cruise of Newburyport and various North Andover historical sites. (See itinerary for specifics)

SESSION TWO:  July 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2019 (Five Days)

TIMES: On average the time of History Camp is from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. However, times may vary a bit based on the trip. (See itinerary)

TIMES: On average the time of History Camp is from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. However, times may vary a bit based on the trip. (See itinerary)

TRIP DESTINATIONS: Massachusetts State House, Witch Museum, Pirate Museum, Tsongas Center, Battle Sites of Lexington and Concord,  Scottish Rite Museum, Fire Station and Superintendents office.

SESSION THREE:  July 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19th 2019 (Five Days)

TIMES: On average the time of History Camp is from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. However, times may vary a bit based on the trip. (See itinerary for specifics)

TRIP DESTINATION: John and John Quincy Adams historic birthplaces, Harvard Museum of Natural History and a Guided Tour of Harvard Yard, the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Willows Park, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, and Lawrence Heritage Park. (See itinerary for specifics)

PRICING

OPTION 1 :    ONE WEEK ONLY at $275.00 per camper (Week One - June 25-28 only is $225)

OPTION 2:    TWO WEEKS at $500 which is at a discounted rate

OPTION 3:    ALL THREE WEEKS at $750 which is at a discounted rate


Adventures in Science / STEM

North Andover Middle School/Community Programs:  Adventures in STEM, offers children a chance to discover first hand how “cool” science can be!  Field exploration combined with hands-on inquiry based investigations create lasting links for students to learn.  Students develop and apply critical thinking and problem skills.  In addition, the positive experiences associated with summer camps emphasizes interpersonal skill development, including the ability to make decisions, self-confidence, and communication. Check out the list of adventures we have planned each week for your preteen/teen ages 11 - 14 (entering 6th grade through leaving 8th grade).

Field exploration combined with hands-on inquiry based investigations create lasting links for students to learn.  Students develop and apply critical thinking and problem skills.  Check out the list adventures we have planned each week for your preteen/teen ages 11 - 14 (entering 6th grade through leaving 8th grade).

Program Day:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  It is imperative students be on time for field adventures.  We have a scheduled bus departure times to allow for adequate travel to and from field adventures.  

Please feel free to email: tarisk@northandoverpublics schools for any specific program related details.  Financial and registration questions should be directed to North Andover Community Programs: Telephone 978 794-3080, Fax 978-738-1320                                                                                           

COST:    $225 per student each week,  $400 per student for both weeks

WEEK 1 (June 24 - 28):  

Do you have what it takes to catch a suspect of a Crime?  Find out in Forensic Investigation with Mr. Ahearn NAHS,  * Coastal Habitats Investigation and Birding, Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats * Simple Machine Inventor Challenge and Scavenger Hunt, USS Constitution & Museum  * Experience Newton’s Laws and Centripetal Force first hand at Canobie Lake Park * Onsite at NAMS with Ms. Taris for investigations in Combustion, Rockets, Chemical Change and more….

WEEK 2 (July 15 - 19):  

Do you have what it takes to catch a suspect of a Crime?  Find out in Forensic Investigation with Mr. Ahearn NAHS  * Hands on investigations in Power Production at Lowell National HIstoric Park * Experience physical science at TreeTop Adventures - Ropes, platforms, ziplines, climbing walls, achievable challenges for all ages/fitness level *   Onsite at NAMS with Ms. Taris for investigations in Combustion, Rockets, Chemical Change and more…. *  Horses, Goats, Chickens, Cats, Dogs and Pigs ….. OH MY!   Come meet, greet and learn about the animals, there habitats, behaviors and how to care for them.  MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm.


GIRLS SOCCER CLINIC

*Warm- Up/Dynamic Stretching *Foot Skills- Techniques and Individual Moves *Controlling the ball- Passing/Shielding *1v1 and 2 v2 – Focus on both Attacking and Defending*Goal Setting- Each player will pick an individual focus for the week. Players will be given 4 areas to choose from. *Small Sided Games* Goalie Instruction

Dates:         

Session 1: July 8 - 12

Session 2: August 12 - 16

Time:      8:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: High School Walsh Stadium - Session 1

                        Upper Turf - Session 2

Grades:     Entering 1st – 9th Grade

Cost:        $225 per session


BOYS SOCCER CLINIC

*Warm- Up/Dynamic Stretching *Foot Skills- Techniques and Individual Moves *Controlling the ball- Passing/Shielding *1v1 and 2 v2 – Focus on both Attacking and Defending*Goal Setting- Each player will pick an individual focus for the week. Players will be given 4 areas to choose from. *Small Sided Games* Goalie Instruction

Dates:          July 8 - 12

Time:       8 :00AM – 12:00PM

Location: High School Walsh Stadium - Session 1

Grades:     Entering 1stt – 9th Grade

Cost:        $225


GIRLS LACROSSE CLINIC

Players will receive quality instruction from the North Andover High School coaching staff.  The schedule will include skills, stations, individual and team concepts (shooting, dodging, passing, defense and goaltending) game scrimmage.

Dates:          June 24 - 27

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM      

Location: High School Walsh Stadium

Grades:     Entering 1st – 9th  Grade

Cost:        $155


BOYS LACROSSE CLINIC

Players will receive quality instruction from the North Andover High School coaching staff.  The schedule will include skills, stations, individual and team concepts (shooting, dodging, passing, defense and goaltending) game scrimmage.

Dates:          June 24 - 27

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM      

Location: High School Walsh Stadium

Grades:     Entering 1st – 9th  Grade

Cost:        $155


GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC

North Andover's love of basketball is alive and well. We want players to have the opportunity to learn the game of basketball and have fun doing it. Our goal is to provide top notch instruction surrounding key skills, including ball handling, shooting, defense, passing and rebounding. We strongly believe that kids learn best by doing so we encourage active participation by campers every step of the way and we will give them opportunities to practice each skill we teach in both a controlled drill and in a game situation.

Dates:         July 29 - August 2

Time:            8:30AM – 12:30PM

Location: High School Gym

Grades:     Entering 2nd – 9th Grade

Cost:        $200


MOVE THE ROCK BOYS BASKETBALL CLINIC

To provide sound fundamental instruction in all phases of basketball. Complete coverage of offensive and defensive fundamentals.  Provide an atmosphere where young boys can realize the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship and character. To ensure that every player that attends the move the rock hoops basketball clinic will have the most enjoyable experience possible.  The clinic is designed so that each individual will leave as a more complete player.

Dates:       Session 1: June 24 - June 28

                        Session 2: July 15 - 19   

Time:       9:00AM – 1:00PM

Location: High School Gym

Grades:     Entering 1st – 9th Grade

Cost:        $250 for one week, $450 for two weeks


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

During the clinic, players will learn passing, setting, hitting, and serving skills, correct rules of high school volleyball, positions on the court, and will build a rapport with coaches and players. Sample Daily Schedule

Dates:          August 19 - 21

Time:       Session 1:  8:00AM – 11:00AM (Entering 8th and 9th Grade)

                      Session 2:  11:30AM – 2:30PM  (Entering 6th – 7th Grade)

Location: High School Gym

Cost:        $125 per session



FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC

Our mission is to build well-rounded athletes.  We are committed to excellence through the promotion of solid skills, teamwork and good sportsmanship.  And to have fun!

Dates:         July 8 - 10

Time:       9:00 - 12:00 AM

Location: High School Upper Turf

Grades:     Entering 4th - 9th Grade

Cost:        $85


YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC

Camp Goals: Our camp is designed to accomplish two goals: have fun and become better football players. Campers will receive instruction on football fundamentals, skills, and techniques. Campers will engage in one-on-one drills allowing each of them the opportunity to transfer individual skills taught in the camp to game-play experiences. All the key fundamentals needed to become a better football player will be emphasized.

Dates: August 5 - 8       

Time:       5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: High School Walsh Stadium

Grades:     Entering 3rd – 8th Grade

Cost:        $80


CHEERLEADING CLINIC

Come join the North Andover Varsity team to learn the fundamentals and basics of cheerleading, including proper stretching, stunting, acro/tumbling skills, jumps and more!  This clinic is designed to connect booster cheerleaders with a mentor varsity athlete through a fun and dynamic format.

Each session will consist of:

Stretching and Conditioning:  

Goal: to increase knowledge around the importance of stretching and conditioning for improvement of skills, endurance and flexibility.

Cheer Dance and NAHS cheer

Goal: To introduce basic motions and movements related to cheerleading

Stunting

Goal: to introduce the basics of safety while stunting and progression of stunts

Tumbling and Jumps

Goal: to provide an opportunity for cheerleaders to work on or progress their tumbling skills and enhance their jump technique

The supervision and instruction for these sessions will be run by Coach Rachel Boepple.  Coach Boepple is the current NAHS varsity coach. Boepple is an MIAA certified coach and NFHS certified in cheerleading safety.

Dates:            Monday August 5th, Tuesday August 6th, and Wednesday August 7th

Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

Location: North Andover High School (gymnasium)

Ages:   Students entering 1st - 8th Grade

Cost: $75 per athlete


SUMMER TRACK ACADEMY

The Scarlet Knights Track and Field Academy is offering an action packed, fun filled four days for kids who aren’t ready for the summer fun to be over. All ages will learn more about running, jumping, and throwing in a fun and athletically appropriate learning environment. Don’t be caught scrambling for the next summer activity, join us! Camp runs the week immediately following the end of North Andover Youth Services Summer Fun Camp.

Dates:         August 12 - 15

Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM      

Location: High School Gym and Track

Grades:         Entering 2nd - 8th Grade    

Cost: $95


DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB

Learn a super fun game to play with your friends! With each week long adventure students receive a free set of dice, personal 3D printed model, of your character and chance to get your character drawn.

Dates:

Session 1: June 24 -- June 28

Session 2: July 8 - 12

Session 3: July 15 - 19

Session 4: July 22 - 26

Session 5: July 29 - August 2

Time: 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Location: North Andover Middle School

Grades:         Entering 6th - 9th Grade

Cost: $225 per session


GIRLS ON A HIKE! WITH NATURE’S PACE

Perhaps you’ve heard of Girls On The Run, well this is my twist on that confidence-building program: Girls On A Hike! Kick off summer with this three day program that builds camaraderie, self-confidence and positive self-talk for middle school girls. Having the strength to be comfortable in your own skin is a rare quality at this age, so here is an opportunity for girls to work on that skill in a fun way. Each day the group will explore a new trail in Harold Parker Forest, distances will range from 1.5 - 2.5 miles. These are mild nature walks, and plenty of time will be given to check out and enjoy cool areas. This program is being offered in the woods, because walking in the woods increases the feel-good chemicals in our bodies that make us happier, kinder, and less stressed. Being in a beautiful outdoor setting stirs wonder and awe, which makes us feel alive and adventurous! What better place, then, to focus on your strengths and build confidence? Along the trail, “sit spots” will be chosen where the group will take a break from walking and discuss a daily topic: 1) self confidence 2) positive self talk 3) mindfulness. Individual and team building activities will follow to reflect on the day’s topic. Activities will include: compiling positive “I Am” statements, writing a letter to self, creating a “good vibes” journal, building a kindness trail, etc. Journals and writing materials are provided. Girls will only need a backpack, sneakers, water bottle, and snack. Your daughter will feel good and discover something wonderful about themself each day! Nature’s Pace is owned and operated by Christine Cohne, local teacher and outdoor enthusiast. Visit Nature’s Pace, LLC. on Facebook, or on Instagram @natures.pace.adventures to learn more about our programming.

Ages: Girls entering grades 6-8

Dates: June 24, 25, 27 (6/26 & 6/28 will be rain dates)

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $90

Location: 305 Middleton Rd, North Andover (Harold Parker Forest Headquarter / Lot)


TENNIS

All of our classes are based on the U.S.T.A QuickStart Program, and are designed to take a child from beginner to beginner/intermediate level. We will teach stroke work, volleys, and serving to all, with scoring and match play for the more advanced beginner. It is our goal for the children to have fun while learning the game of tennis. Low staff/student ratio of 6:1 with a maximum of 12 students offers the best training atmosphere. Sign up for as many weeks as you desire. This program will meet Mondays thru Thursdays, with Fridays reserved as make-up/rain days.

Dates:  

Session 1:         June 24th – June 27th  

Session 2:         July 1st – July 3rd + July 5th

Session 3:         July 8th – July 11th  

Session 4:         July 15th – July 18th

Session 5:         July 22nd – July 25th   

Session 6:       July 29th – August 1st  

Session 7:         August 5th – August 8th

Session 8:         August 12th – August 15th

Ages:                    Ages 5 and 6: 8:30AM-9:15AM

     Ages 7 and 8: 9:30AM-10:30AM

    Ages 9 and 10:   10:30AM-11:30AM

    Ages 11 – 14:   11:30AM-1:00PM

Location:     North Andover High School Tennis Courts

Cost:              $75.00 per session (8:30-11:30) & $100.00 per session (11:30-1:00)


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