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    Kirsten Mahoney 

    Director of Little Dragons & Youth and Membership Programs
    410-531-7329
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    Brianna Stiteler 

    Associate Director of Youth & Membership Programs and Pool Manager
    410-531-7326

Virtual Camps

Our Virtual Camps are offered in one-week increments for five days, Monday–Friday for Kindergarten–Grade 9. Campers will have five days of fun activities throughout the week, including scheduled live sessions, pre-recorded lessons, and posted activities. Our flexible learning format also allows campers the option to access online activities when it is convenient for them!

Campers will be provided a box of materials that are required for their camp that can be picked up from the GCS campus prior to the beginning of the program. Campers will need to have access to a computer or tablet and Internet access for all camp programs. Each camp also includes access to our daily virtual fun and spirited social “lunch bunches” and our weekly virtual Dragon Fire Assembly.

 

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  • Around the World (Grades 2–5)

    Entering Grades 2–5
    July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Join Around the World camp! Each day in this camp we will be exploring different countries and cultures. Try making delicious foods, beautiful crafts, and learn about myths and legends from countries like Japan and Mexico. If you love to travel and to try new things, this is the camp for you! Get your “passports” ready and let’s go! Please note, an ingredient and cooking tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance may be required in the kitchen. Other materials will be provided.

  • Beginning Drawing (Grades 3–8)

    Entering Grades 3–8
    July 6–10; July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Do you like to draw? This camp introduces students to the cornerstone of the visual arts. Campers will concentrate on the elements of art, including line, texture, and value. Camp will begin by establishing the fundamentals of line drawing and expand to include a variety of drawing techniques utilizing drawing pencils and charcoal. Campers will focus on drawing from observation, landscape, still life, optical illusion, and self-portrait. Landscape instruction will focus on foreground, middle ground, and background, vanishing point, and perspective. Still life will focus on shape, texture, blocking, perspective, and shading. Optical illusion will be a direct step-by-step instruction on how to create movement and space. Finally, self-portrait instruction will focus on correct proportions, utilizing line and shading to create a likeness. Materials will be provided.
  • Brain Games (Grades 3–5)

    Entering Grades 3–5
    July 6–10
    $190 per week
    Are you quick to solve puzzles? Love a good riddle? In this week, campers will tackle fun puzzles and games, break out of virtual escape rooms, solve brain teasers, learn clever math tricks, and develop strong reasoning skills. Materials will be provided.
  • Calligraphy Cabaret (Grades 5–9)

    Entering Grades 5–9
    June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    Campers will explore various types of lettering and handwriting, create art through words, and try some calligraphy! They will work on a variety of writing-based projects including cursive doodle art, cursive bug drawings, and even some note taking skills! Materials will be provided.
  • Crack the Code: Code and Puzzle Making (Grades 4–8)

    Entering Grades 4–8
    July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Calling all coders or scratchers!! Would you like to know how to make your computer do some fun things like animation, create mazes, interactive games or have the computer draw on its own? What about making a puzzle that others must solve or a code for others to "break" or "hack." Learn about all the cool things computer experts do in cyber, hacking software and gaming or even controlling a virtual robot. In this camp you will learn the basics of programming using a variety of fun picture- based and text programming languages. Spend time making more complex interactive games, animations, art, or puzzles if you already have the basics, or just have fun "cracking the codes"!
  • Creative Cooking: Chopped Challenege (Grades 2–5)

    Entering Grades 2–5: June 15–19; June 22–26; June 29-July 2 (No camp Friday July 3); July 6–10
    Entering Grades 4–8: July 20 – 24
    $190 per week
    Calling all creative campers for a week that will challenge your minds and your taste buds! Each day, campers will be faced with a basket of mystery ingredients that they will have to combine in order to create dishes that prove to be creative, attractive, and, most importantly, delicious! Campers will have a great time collaborating with teammates and experimenting with food. We’ll see whose dishes come out on top and whose will be on the chopping block! Parents please be aware of possible food allergens that may be present during this camp.

    Please note: an ingredient and cooking tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance may be required in the kitchen. Other materials will be provided.

  • Dragon Masterchefs (Kindergarten–Grade 1)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 1
    June 15–19; June 22-26
    $190 per week
    Dive into the wonderful world of cooking! In Dragon Masterchefs, campers will learn basic measurement skills and food prep procedures. Mystery box challenges will be presented just like on the MasterChef Junior television show! Campers will cook creatively and end the week with a feast like no other. Join us for a tasty good time! Parents please be aware of possible food allergens that may be present during this camp.

    Please note, an ingredient and cooking tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance will be required in the kitchen. Other materials will be provided.

  • Dragon News (Grades 2–5)

    Entering Grades 2–5
    July 13–17; July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Extra! Extra! Write all about it! Be a staff writer or photographer for our summer camp newspaper. This summer we will be launching ONLINE and will be honing our reporting skills from our very own neighborhoods. Work independently and across the internet creating stories about our campers, counselors, and the world around us. Take photos capturing the outdoor fun, our Digital Dragons adventures, and stay on top of your composition and grammar skills while learning what it takes to be a journalist!
  • Dragon Retreat (Grades 4–8)

    Entering Grades 4–8
    June 15–19; June 22–26
    $190 per week
    Catch your breath this summer! In our Dragon Retreat Camp, campers will learn relaxation activities and techniques for their whole body and soul. They will explore mat Pilates and the benefits of stretching, “DIY” spa homemade scrubs and oils, and coloring and art as a gateway to calming the mind. Parents please be aware of possible skin and food allergens that may be present during this camp. Materials will be provided.
  • Embroidery by Hand (Grades 6–12)

    Entering Grades 6–12
    June 15–19; June 22– 6; June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday July 3); July 6–10; July 13-17; July 20-24
    $190 per week
    Embroidery is a traditional needlecraft used to create decorative pieces and to embellish quilts, sewn projects, and much more. Now you can learn the art of hand embroidery with ten demonstrations of beautiful outline and decorative stitches. These step-by-step demonstrations will include which tools and materials to use, how to hoop your fabric, and project finishing tips. Please note, each week is a standalone week. Campers are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks to build skills and to learn a variety of embroidery stitches. Class projects will include a stitch sampler to showcase all stitches. Materials will be provided.

  • Escape Room (Grades 3–5)

    Entering Grades 3–5
    June 22–26
    $190 per week
    Do you love escape rooms? This is the camp for you! Put your mind to the test as you work together with your team to breakout of a different virtual escape room each day! Materials will be provided.
  • Fairytale Fun (Kindergarten–Grade 1 )

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 1
    June 15-19; June 22-26
    $190 per week
    Come join us in a land, far, far away where many fairytale stories will be told and discussed throughout this magical camp. Campers will have several arts and crafts activities along with some fun fairytale-themed science experiments. They will even be able to use their imagination to create their own fairytale by the end of the week! Materials will be provided.

  • Glenelg Chess (Grades 2–8)

    Entering Grades 2–8
    June 29–July (No camp Friday, July 3); July 6–10; July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Welcome to the GCS Dragon Chess Camp! Campers will open free online chess accounts to play against camp members and, with parental permission, players from around the world. Instruction includes several live 45-minute online group sessions throughout the week and opportunities to analyze your games and develop a learning plan with a strong, experienced player. Topics include model games, the opening, middlegame strategy, endgame basics, and tactics—plus a curated selection of links to resources around the web for campers to explore on their own. Materials will be provided.
  • Jazzy Dancin’ (Kindergarten–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    June 15–19
    $190 per week
    Welcome to a fun summer of Jazzy Dancin’! In this jazz class, campers will practice stretching, learn new dance moves and techniques, play fun dance games, and learn a new jazz routine! At the end of the week, Jazzy Dancers will virtually perform their new routine for their family and friends! Materials will be provided.
  • LEGO Challenge: Create a Comic (Grades 2–5)

    Entering Grades 2–5
    June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    Build with LEGOS and create your own comic book! After completing engineering challenges and creative builds, campers will take photos of their creations and import them into a comic book program to make their own virtual comic book which can also be printed at home. Using templates, clip art, photos, and maybe a WHOOSH, BANG, ZOOM, POW, SPLAT or two will be the perfect way to combine LEGO building and storytelling.

    Please note: Campers must have their own Legos at home for this camp. Other materials will be provided.
  • LEGO Challenge: LEGO Liftoff (Grades 1–4)

    Entering Grades 1–4
    June 22–26
    $190 per week
    NASA has discovered a NEW planet in the solar system! In LEGO Challenge: LEGO Liftoff, campers will be one of the first members of the mission team to travel to that planet to explore and research it. Before their journey, they will have some work to do! They will build, train, problem solve, and invent to get ready and then 10...9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF into SPACE!

    Please note: Campers must have their own Legos at home for this camp. Other materials will be provided.

  • LEGO Challenge: Save the City (Grades 1–4)

    Entering Grades 1–4
    June 15–19
    $190 per week
    LEGO City needs YOUR help! People are moving to other places because there isn’t anything to do in LEGO city for fun. Birds and other wildlife can’t find places to live because of all the trash people throw everywhere! In LEGO City: Save the City, campers will become engineers, architects, and creative designers to help improve, rebuild, and repair the whole town! Campers, PLEASE say you can help!

    Please note: Campers must have their own LEGOs at home for this camp. Other materials will be provided.

  • Let’s Knit for Dolls! (Grades 3–5)

    Entering Grades 3–5
    June 22–26; July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Come knit with us! In this creative and artistic camp, campers will learn the basics of knitting and then will unleash their creativity to knit beautiful scarves, bracelets, slippers, skirts, and other items of choice for their favorite doll. If campers already know how to knit, they can learn to purl, increase, and decrease to create more elaborate projects of their choice. Campers are encouraged to bring their doll along. The week will conclude with a special and delicious virtual tea party and doll fashion show for campers to show off their creations! Materials will be provided.
  • Math Mania (Grades 1–5)

    Entering Grades 1–3: July 20–24
    Entering Grades 3–5: July 6–10
    $190 per week
    Join us for a week of learning the wonders of MATH! Using games, visualizations, and apps, campers will improve their math abilities! Other fun activities include, outdoor math, such as math fact hopscotch and math baseball! Campers will also explore the wonder of math in nature. Materials will be provided.
  • Messy Science (Grades 3–6)

    Entering Grades 3–4: June 15–19
    Entering Grades 4–6: July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Get messy and explore the exciting world of science! Campers will have fun experimenting with “goop,” “slime,” “volcanoes”, and much more! Have a blast doing the science experiments even your science teachers think are too messy! Parents please be aware of possible food allergens that may be present during this camp.

    Please note: An ingredient and tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance may be required in the kitchen. Other materials will be provided.

  • Nature Explorers: Animals Around Us (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    June 22–26
    $190 per week
    Nature Explorers Camp is an exciting week filled with outdoor discovery! We will learn about trees and other plants that grow on our beautiful campus! A variety of activities will allow us to become one with nature! Our investigations will get us thinking, wondering and exploring different parts of the world around us! Materials will be provided.
  • Nature Explorers: Farm to Table (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Nature Explorers Camp is an exciting week filled with outdoor discovery! Campers will learn about different fruits and vegetables that are grown in the area, focusing on where food comes from, nutrition, and different ways fruits and vegetables grow. Campers will even have their own food taste test! Parents please note that food allergens may be present during this camp.

    Please note: An ingredient and cooking tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance will be required in the kitchen.

  • Nature Explorers: Ocean Discovery (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    Nature Explorers Camp is an exciting week filled with discovery! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fish living in the ocean? Campers will learn all about the ocean and the amazing animals that call it home. A variety of activities allow us to become one with the ocean! Materials will be provided.
  • Nature Explorers: Plants Around Us (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    June 15–19
    $190 per week
    Nature Explorers Camp is an exciting week filled with outdoor discovery! We will learn about trees and other plants that grow on our beautiful campus! A variety of activities will allow us to become one with nature! Our investigations will get us thinking, wondering and exploring different parts of the world around us! Materials will be provided.
  • Nature Explorers: Safari Adventure (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    July 6–10
    $190 per week
    Nature Explorers Camp is an exciting week filled with discovery! Campers will begin the week by role playing going on a safari and becoming experts on safari animals and their habitats. Then, the Nature Explorers will become the author and illustrator of their own book! Materials will be provided.
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Kindergarten–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    July 13–17; July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Get ooey gooey and explore the exciting world of science! Experiment with “goop,” “slime,” “exploding soda,” and of course “volcanoes.” Do the science experiments even your science teachers think are too messy! Parent assistance will be required. Parents please be aware of possible food allergens that may be present during this camp.

    Please note: An ingredient and tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Other materials will be provided.
  • Out of the Jewelry Box for Tweens! (Grades 6–9)

    Entering Grades 6–9
    July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Campers will learn several techniques to design and create their own jewelry. After learning to sketch different jewelry pieces, campers will create rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and their very own jewelry box. Beads from paper, clay, and other materials will be used in the jewelry pieces that will be showcased at the end of the week in a virtual jewelry fashion show! Materials will be provided.
  • Out of the Jewelry Box! (Grades 3–5)

    Entering Grades 3–5
    June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    Campers will learn to design and create their own wearable works of art! After learning to sketch different jewelry pieces, campers will create rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and their very own jewelry box. Beads from paper, clay, and other materials will be used in the jewelry pieces that will be showcased at the end of the week in a virtual jewelry fashion show! Materials will be provided.
  • Playdough Party (K–Grade 1)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 1
    June 15–19; June 22–26; June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday July 3)
    $190 per week
    Campers will have fun in experimenting with playdough each day during this fun hands-on camp! Many types of playdough will be made including sand playdough, edible playdough, and different colored playdough! After making the playdough, campers will experiment with shaping, sculpting, and using a variety of materials in their creations. At the end of the week, campers will have their own recipe book. It is sure to be a party with playdough every day! Materials will be provided.
  • Playwriting (Grades 7–12)

    Entering Grades 7–9: July 13-17
    Entering Grades 10–12: July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Working with the teacher and each other, campers will learn the skills and techniques to write monologues and scenes. The camp (or workshop) will culminate in a Zoom performance of the students’ pieces, recorded for family and friends. Materials will be provided.
  • Sign Language (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    July 6–10; July 20–24
    $190 per week
    Within this playful, educational, and language-rich camp, campers will learn basic nouns such as colors, numbers, letters, animals, family members, and occupations in American Sign Language (ASL). Campers will also enjoy learning greetings, magic words (please, thank you, sorry, etc.), and feelings through songs, stories, and other fun activities! Materials will be provided.

  • Storybooks Come Alive! (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Storybook characters can jump off the page when creative, imaginative children work together. During the week campers will read many different stories and select a favorite. Once the group has decided on a story, they will turn it into a play or puppet show. Everyone will join the fun in writing a script, crafting puppets, and finally performing an original creation at the end of the week. Campers will be a team as they bring the story to life! Materials will be provided.
  • The Art of Baking and Decorating (Grades 6–9)

    Entering Grades 6–9
    June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    In baking and decorating, campers will learn the basics of mixing and measuring while exploring his or her artistic side through designing and decorating different types of desserts and creating garnishes. This camp will allow students to capitalize on their artistic talents and introduce them to self-expression through a new medium: the creation of dessert!

    Please note: an ingredient and cooking tool list will be provided upon registration of this camp. Parent assistance may be required in the kitchen. Other materials will be provided.

  • The Art of Jazz (Grades 6–9)

    Entering Grades 6–9
    July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Do you enjoy Jazz? Learn about the musical elements of creating a great improvised solo while improving your skills on your instrument! Campers will learn the skills needed to play in a small jazz group through listening, playing, and exploring music theory. A virtual performance will take place at the end of the week. Campers should have at least two years of experience on their instrument and be able to read traditional music notation (tablature is acceptable for guitarists). Musicians must provide their own instrument. Instruments accepted for The Art of Jazz include piano, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, French horn, baritone, and tuba.

  • The Three Little _____ and the Big Bad _____ (K–Grade 2)

    Entering Kindergarten–Grade 2
    June 22–2
    $190 per week
    Campers will learn all about the five elements of a story as they explore all the different versions of the classic story The Three Little Pigs through activities such as house building, drawing, and writing, Then campers will get to write and illustrate their own version of the story to share with their group! Who will blow the house down in your story? Materials will be provided.

  • Video Game Development (Grades 4–9)

    Entering Grades 4–9
    June 15–19; June 22 –26; June 29–July 2 (No camp Friday, July 3)
    $190 per week
    Campers will learn how to make their own video game during this engaging hands-on camp! Campers will learn how to build characters, game levels, game play, and AI. Several game platforms are available to suit the experience and interest of each camper. Materials will be provided.
  • Yoga Works (Grades 2–5)

    Entering Grades 2–5
    July 13–17
    $190 per week
    Get your body moving during this introductory kids’ yoga class! Campers will learn basic yoga moves, decorate their own mat, and learn about how to find peace and balance at home this summer! They will also participate in craft activities that will bring happiness to their day! Materials will be provided.
  • Young Author’s Club (Grades 1–3)

    Entering Grades 1–3
    July 20-24
    $190 per week
    Create, think, write, and have fun! Campers will work toward writing and illustrating their very own book after exploring and sharing their favorite picture books! They will learn all about the parts of a book and what a story needs to capture an audience. Then they will create posters of their book cover for display. At the end of the week, campers will hold a "book reading event" where they will read their very own book for an audience! Materials will be provided.
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