SUMMER PROGRAMS


Kindergarten Konfidential

There’s no mystery here! Kindergarten Konfidential is a one week course that will involve a variety of fun and exciting learning activities for rising kindergarten students. As a result of this program, students will have a jump start to the Datus Kindergarten program. The class will cover phonics skills, reading and reading comprehension strategies, math skills, and the basics of Whitefield’s handwriting program. Get ready to have fun!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: (Datus students only)

Pack in the Phonics

This one-week course will involve a variety of fun and exciting multi-sensory learning activities. Students will benefit from activities that focus on many aspects of phonetic skills, listening skills, and comprehension skills. The camp will also focus on an introduction to the Riggs Institute method of handwriting skills, and a daily literature experience exploring a variety of genres.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 1st grade (Datus students only)

Chess Camp

Enjoy playing chess? Want to learn? Beginning or experienced campers will learn tactics, practice openings and endgame strategy, and enjoy playing with friends. Includes tournament-style play, Bughouse (team chess), and SmartBoard instruction.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 1st-6th

Composition Writing

Students will explore the art of writing by developing foundational skills in building interesting sentences, fluid paragraphs, and coherent age-appropriate essays . . . all while having FUN! Foundational skills include writing mechanics, brainstorming, organization, sentence structure, word choices, supporting details, and overall development.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-5th

Grammar Camp

Grammar…ugh. I don’t like grammar, or at least I didn’t until I took this amazing summer class! Students will be introduced to a new, fun way to learn grammar through songs, games, and oral recitation as a group. This class is designed to help students get a jump start on learning the grammar curriculum taught in third grade, as well as give a great foundation of review for students who would like more practice learning essential grammar concepts. This is a perfect course for students new to Whitefield entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grades.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-5th

Composition Writing & Grammar Combo

If someone is interested in both camps, then the price will be reduced  and the student is welcome to pack a lunch and join from 11:00-12:00 to eat in the classroom, be outside for recess time, and relax before the next class begins.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-5th

Chess Camp

Enjoy playing chess? Want to learn? Beginning or experienced campers will learn tactics, practice openings and endgame strategy, and enjoy playing with friends. Includes tournament-style play, Bughouse (team chess), and SmartBoard instruction.

Teacher: Kyle Justice
Grades: rising 1st-6th

College Essay Writing 1

During the College Essay Camp students will learn to develop and construct a well written college essay for their college applications. To learn this skill students will have a chance to hear from various college admission counselors on what makes a great college essay and to read many real examples of high quality essays. Finally, the students will brainstorm ideas for their own essay topics and will complete at least one essay by the conclusion of the camp.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 9th-12th (Datus students only)

College Essay Writing 2

During the College Essay Camp students will learn to develop and construct a well written college essay for their college applications. To learn this skill students will have a chance to hear from various college admission counselors on what makes a great college essay and to read many real examples of high quality essays. Finally, the students will brainstorm ideas for their own essay topics and will complete at least one essay by the conclusion of the camp.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 9th-12th (Datus students only)

Drivers Education 1

The Ghana Department of Driver Services requires a state approved 30 hour Drivers Education course for all 16 year olds in order for them to receive their driver’s license. This course may be taken before or after the student receives their learner’s permit. This course will not include actual on the road driver training. Please note this course is licensed through the Ghana Department of Driver Services.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: young drivers

Drivers Education 2

The Ghana Department of Driver Services requires a state approved 30 hour Drivers Education course for all 16 year olds in order for them to receive their driver’s license. This course may be taken before or after the student receives their learner’s permit. This course will not include actual on the road driver training. Please note this course is licensed through the Ghana Department of Driver Services.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: young drivers

Map the Weather

Your budding meteorologist will enjoy a camp filled with scientific research about all things weather! They will learn how to collect data, make predictions, and report the weather using the green screen in our Innovation Lab. Students will also research weather phenomenon and discuss how meteorologists impact the communities in which they live. Special guest speakers will be invited to speak including local meteorologists.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-4th

Junior Ranger

Children ages 7-9 will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. By following the guidelines in the Junior Ranger Activity Book they will experience nature first-hand, explore Ghana’s fascinating history and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. The experience builds as children work their way through three badge levels.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 2nd-4th

Readers Theater

Readers Theatre is a proven way to increase reading fluency, comprehension, and motivation in reading. Readers Theater is readers reading a script adapted from literature, and the audience picturing the action from hearing the script being read aloud. It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines. Instead of acting out literature as in a play, the performer’s goal is to read a script aloud effectively, enabling the audience to visualize the action. Performers bring the text alive by using voice, facial expressions, and some gestures. However, we will use a small amount of props that will aid in the visualizing of the play. Our play scripts may come from fractured fairy tales, or popular scenes from kid-friendly movies.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 2nd-4th

Fifth Grade Boot Camp

The fourth grade teachers will do a quick review of some key concepts we’ve learned this past year. This will allow students to come back to school with a bit more CONFIDENCE and EASE! The three subjects we’ll cover will be math, grammar, and reading. Each day, campers will go through some RIGOROUS training, reminding them of skills they learned to multiply, divide, figure out fractions, and MORE! They will go back over pattern 1, 2, and 3 sentences to help “oil” those rusty grammar brains! They will be reminded of the areas of reading we’ve covered this year (plot, theme, character, setting, rising and falling action, climax, and the list goes on!)! But wait… there’s MORE! Former fifth graders will come back and help show their successors some helpful things about what to expect, organization tips, and get the campers EXCITED about the upcoming year! THIS CAMP IS GOING TO ROCK!!!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 5th

Keyboarding Computer Camp

Students will work on their typing skills through websites, Google Apps, and FUN interactive games.  Students will learn correct typing practices and keyboard memorization. By Friday, all students will create their own project using the skills learned in camp.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 4th-5th

Creative Expression Art Camp

Students will experience new materials and techniques in projects that utilize creative thought and artistic experimentation. Campers will create their own book, use a variety of printmaking materials, work with drawing and painting mediums and styles, and illustrate story ideas through different artistic techniques including photography.
Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 2nd-5th

Kartoon Krazy

Does your child love reading comic books or cartoon-themed books (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”)…. If so then they will surely enjoy this camp. Students will look at the history of cartooning and from there, create a storyboard for their own comic strip. Students will use two different mediums for creating their cartoon: simple drawing, and www.toondoo.com – a fun and interactive comic creation software. Students will print their cartoons and a display will be set up at the beginning of the school year highlighting their creations.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 4th-6th

Pottery

Beginning Students will learn the basics of the potters wheel, centering, throwing, and trimming. Students will also will work with hand building ceramic techniques to create clay works from their imaginations.  Advanced Students (those who have taken pottery camp previously) will create their own clay projects using handbuilding, wheel throwing, or a combination of techniques. The instructor will be on hand for guidance and to help but will allow more independence in the creative process.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 2nd-5th

Board Game Brigade

This week will be filled with a new style of board game — the Cooperative Game. New board games (many from Europe) offer players a chance to play together — everyone wins or everyone loses. These aren’t your parents’ board games. No Monopoly. No Game of Life. And no Yahtzee. Spend some non-videogame time with your friends and enjoy laughing and plotting and saving the world together. The camp will conclude with a Parent and Sibling Game Day — invite your parents and siblings and sit down and teach them to play your favorite game from the week.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-7th

Minecraft Survival Challenge

This week, campers will join together as a team to survive on a dangerous island. Players will be challenged to start from scratch, with no food, no weapons, and no shelter… and to find their way all the way to THE END. The End? That’s where the Ender Dragon awaits, but to get there, players will need to build a Nether Portal, visit The Nether and find a Nether Fortress to gather the supplies needed to find a Stronghold and activate the doorway to THE END. Players LOVE Minecraft, but many of them have NEVER played the game all the way to THE END. Can your team work together to craft, mine, and fight and win the game?

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-6th

Datus Escape Club

This week, campers will participate in a number of Escape Room adventures PLUS they will design their own Escape Room event for visitors to attempt on Friday. Escape Rooms are filled with puzzles that the players must solve. Some puzzles cannot be solved until others are completed, and the ultimate goal is to escape from a locked room. Two teams will be created, and each team will try to escape the room in the fastest time. Teams will also work to design their own escape room and test them out on Thursday before revealing their original Escape Room to parents and siblings on Friday.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 4th-7th

3D Modeling and Design

This week, campers will learn to create 3D objects using TinkerCAD. Students will learn the basic skills needed to create 3D models and move on to more advanced design methods. Students will be given the opportunity to design a unique object and have it printed out on the Innovation Lab’s 3D printers.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-7th

Beginning Game Programming

If your camper took the Beginning Game Programming Camp last summer (2016), please be aware that this camp will be a repeat of that camp. Campers will create games using Scratch and will earn badges and level up as they learn new skills and accomplish tasks. All students will be supplied with workbooks that they can take home and keep when the camp ends.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-7th

Tinker Camp

A camp for those kids that want to be creative and make new and exciting things out of wood, using the 3D printer, video screen, even robotics, etc. If you can dream of making it, we will do it! This a great camp for those students that are looking to add to previously made items at other camps. The camp will be conducted in the New Innovation Lab using all that the Innovation Lab has to offer. Bring a snack and water bottle.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-12th

Pinterest Camp

Do you spend hours looking through Pinterest, pinning great projects that you never actually get to make? Do you have some friends’ or family birthdays coming up that you’d like to make gifts for? Then this camp is for you! We will have a variety of projects to work on from painting to beading and everything in between! Join up for Pinterest Camp and get your craft on!!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 2nd-5th

Camp Sunshine

Do you want to learn some neat tricks and helpful hints for babysitting or being a “momma’s helper”? Do you get bored at sleepovers and want to learn some new crafts and games? Ever get the itch to try your hand at karaoke or learning something NEW? Do you cherish friendship and want to know how to be the BEST friend you can be? This camp will help you with ALL of these things! We’ll even look at God’s Word to see how MUCH God loves you and learn how to stand FIRM in the Lord! Let’s get ready to have a BLAST! Fuddy duddies need not apply.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 5th-7th

Basketball

Basketball camp for the beginner to intermediate basketball player. We will have a lot of skill development and time to hone their skills in small scrimmages. We will have a SOD (skill of the day) every day including ball handling, shooting, post play, and defensive positioning. Every day will start with a devotional and we will end the day with prayer. Each child will receive a tee shirt for the camp.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising K-3rd

Softball 1

This camp will be a great next step for those who participated in the after school program! If not, that’s ok too! Rules of the game, positions, hitting, catching and base running will all be covered daily as players learn via new and fun drills, competitions and situations. Campers are sure to have fun and build confidence in this fun and positive environment. Players should bring a glove and water bottle (helmet and bat are optional). A healthy snack will be provided daily. Camp t-shirts and awards will be given out on Friday!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising rising 2nd-8th

Softball 2

This camp will be a great next step for those who participated in the after school program! If not, that’s ok too! Rules of the game, positions, hitting, catching and base running will all be covered daily as players learn via new and fun drills, competitions and situations. Campers are sure to have fun and build confidence in this fun and positive environment. Players should bring a glove and water bottle (helmet and bat are optional). A healthy snack will be provided daily. Camp t-shirts and awards will be given out on Friday!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising rising 2nd-8th

Speed and Agility

Wolfpack speed and agility camp is designed to help your son or daughter improve in areas of foot speed, coordination, strength and quickness. Wolfpack speed and agility is an up tempo, high energy 3 hour camp, full of non-stop action and fun. The camp will be split into two groups with both a younger division and older division. Those in the younger division will work on balance, multi-directional movements and overall coordination while also being introduced to different basic agility drills and speed training techniques. This division helps to develop vital motor skills that will serve as an excellent platform and foundation for greater speed and agility as your child grows to the future. The upper division will center around a common goal to enhance agility, power, flexibility and foot speed. Through a series of specifically designed workout and exercises, the aim of the upper division will be to combine the enhanced skills with the capability of athletes to be more skillful at faster speeds and with greater precision.

Teacher: Jonathan McClellan
Grades: rising rising 1st-8th

GIRLS Speed and Agility

Tigerpack speed and agility camp is designed to help your son or daughter improve in areas of foot speed, coordination, strength and quickness. Tigerpack speed and agility is an up tempo, high energy 3 hour camp, full of non-stop action and fun. The camp will be split into two groups with both a younger division and older division. Those in the younger division will work on balance, multi-directional movements and overall coordination while also being introduced to different basic agility drills and speed training techniques. This division helps to develop vital motor skills that will serve as an excellent platform and foundation for greater speed and agility as your child grows to the future. The upper division will center around a common goal to enhance agility, power, flexibility and foot speed. Through a series of specifically designed workout and exercises, the aim of the upper division will be to combine the enhanced skills with the capability of athletes to be more skillful at faster speeds and with greater precision.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-8th

Soccer

Soccer camp for the beginner to intermediate soccer player. We will have a lot of skill development and time to hone their skills in small scrimmages. We will have many different types of games played where the athletes will become familiar and learn to love the game of soccer. We will have a SOD (skill of the day) every day including ball handling, shooting, post play, and defensive positioning. Every day will start with a devotional and we will end the day with prayer. Each child will receive a tee shirt for the camp.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising K-3rd

Tennis Camp 1

Datus Tennis staff and Varsity players are excited to offer an opportunity for beginner and experienced tennis players alike! Those new to the sport will be able to discover more about the game of tennis, learn correct technique on strokes, and learn tennis etiquette and scoring. More experienced players will also benefit from lots of point play and various drills that will allow students to learn about court positioning, match play strategy, and technique on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys. Most importantly though, it will be a fun week that will expose students to a great sport they can enjoy for a lifetime!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising PreK -4th

Tennis Camp 2

Datus Tennis staff and Varsity players are excited to offer an opportunity for beginner and experienced tennis players alike! Those new to the sport will be able to discover more about the game of tennis, learn correct technique on strokes, and learn tennis etiquette and scoring. More experienced players will also benefit from lots of point play and various drills that will allow students to learn about court positioning, match play strategy, and technique on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys. Most importantly though, it will be a fun week that will expose students to a great sport they can enjoy for a lifetime!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising PreK -4th

Tennis Camp 3

“We are very excited for the new tennis facility at the school with 10 brand new beautiful tennis courts for that reason we are offering a very nice tennis camp this summer. Professional coaches and Varsity players from Datus will be teaching the camp. The camp will be divided in two groups: 1. PreK to 3rd grade beginners (for kids that need to review and learn all basics of tennis shots, score, and learn how to play a 10 and under tennis match)2. Competitive tennis (For kids 1st to 4th grade that already know how to play the game and have some experience with playing matches.)”

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising PreK -4th

Track and Field

This is a camp for all ages looking to learn or improve on the skills in Pole Vault, Discus, Shot put, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and even Hurdles. You will learn the event or events of your choice and be given ways of working on the Field Event later using drills specific to that event. Make sure to bring two snacks and water. No special shoes are required.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-12th

Junior Cheer Camp 1

Is your daughter interested in learning cheer basics or refining her cheerleading skills? This camp will offer instruction on correct formation of motions, introduce new, exciting chants and cheers, dance and work on basic stunts.  Lastly, campers will learn how to celebrate and encourage school spirit AND one another. Parents are welcome on the last day at pickup to watch the girls showcase the material they learn!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: Rising PreK-2nd

Junior Cheer Camp 2

Is your daughter interested in learning cheer basics or refining her cheerleading skills? This camp will offer instruction on correct formation of motions, introduce new, exciting chants and cheers, and work on basic stunts. We will also instruct tumbling at an appropriate level based on individual strengths and abilities. The girls would also learn a dance throughout the week. Lastly, campers will learn how to celebrate and encourage school spirit AND one another. Parents are welcome on the last day at pickup to watch the girls showcase the material they learn!

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 3rd-6th

Basketball for GIRLS

This camp is for all skill levels and abilities, such as, but not limited to: shooting, rebounding, ball handling, passing, decision making and listening skills. Campers will take part in fundamental drills, games, and daily competitions.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 6th-12th

MS Football

The varsity football TigerPack coaching staff is excited to offer a  junior football camp this summer. Both new and experienced players are encouraged to come out and have a blast while learning the game of football. Campers will not need pads as the camp will center around objectives, skills, technique and fundamentals.

Teacher: TBD
Grades: rising 5th-8th