Specialty & Enrichment Camps

During the warmer summer months, every student looks forward to a break from the demands of a busy school year. Along with the relaxation and joy that come with summer freedom, it is important to keep children active, engaged, and social. Tatnall’s Specialty and Enrichment camps provide the perfect opportunity for children to develop life skills, gain confidence, and try new things.

 

Chess Camp

 
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Chess

Chess Masters of Delaware - Gregory Rogers

Learn chess with the Chess Masters of Delaware team! Advance your current skills or learn the fundamental strategies of chess and how to apply them consistently throughout the game. Campers will learn to play chess and develop strong critical thinking skills.

Dates, Times, and Costs:

Week 4: July 12-16

  • Times: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

  • Cost: $200

Week 5: July 19-23

  • Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

  • Cost: $325

Grades: 1-12

Art Camps

 
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Books Can't Paint

Finally, an art class where books come to life! During this class, campers will read a variety of amazing children’s books and learn how to bring their favorite characters to life through drawings, paintings, and sculptures. We will be using clay, so be sure to bring a smock because this class can get messy!

*Clay projects will be available for pick-up one week after the camp end date. 

 

Dates:

Week 7: August 2-6

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: 1-4

Costs: $200

Megan Acevedo

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Art MashUp….Ceramics/Mix-Media Edition

This summer we are going to be getting messy in the art room! Campers will get to experience the use of our pottery wheels, new raku kiln, and much more in the ceramics room! As well as learning about the difference between 2D vs 3D art by creating mix-media sculptures, play in the sun while learning the art of photography, and test out their slime skills. 

 

Please wear old clothing or bring a smock you don’t mind getting dirty. Do you love experimenting with new materials and making a mess?  If so, this is the camp for you!

*Clay projects will be available for pick-up one week after the camp end date.

 

Dates: Week 1: June 21-25 

Times & Costs:

9 A.M. to 3 P.M. - $250

9 A.M. to Noon - $190

Grades: 3-6

Megan Acevedo

Music & Dance Camps

 
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The Werkshop

Beat Addikts - Todd Munoz

If hip-hop instruction is what you seek this summer, then The Werkshop is the place for you! Instructors Debbie Apalucci and Todd Munoz will focus on building each camper’s hip-hop technique, choreography capabilities and performance quality. This camp will end with a special performance for friends and family.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 4: July 12-16

Times: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Grades: 2-8

Costs: $325 

Enrichment Camps

 
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Nature Kids

Amanda Peltz

Let's get hands-on with nature.  We will spend the week exploring the Early Childhood Outdoor classroom and habitat.  We'll get up close with our environment while being introduced to key Science concepts.  

 

 

 

Dates: Week 1: June 21-25

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: PK4-1

Costs: $215

Library

English Prep

Steve Wermus

Energize your  9th or 10th grade student’s brain with a Humanities readiness course to get a jump on the 2021-22 school year!  This experience exposes students to the idea that there are multiple ways to learn and encourages them to explore ways that they can use their unique learning strengths to improve academic success.  Excitingly, we will focus on recent advances in neuroscience as applied to the classroom. See www.learningandthebrain.com to get a sense of what’s in store.  We will also work on developing grit—task persistence—and a growth mindset, rigorously proven pathways to achievement.   Special focus will be given to developing reading comprehension and writing tools, in addition to practical organization, note-taking, and traditional “study” and test-preparation skills.  The course will finish by asking the students to apply their nascent skills to their Humanities summer reading texts and 9th and 10th grade course textbooks, giving students a head-start on authentic initial reading and writing assignments, so they can hit the ground running at Tatnall.

 

The course instructor, Steve Wermus, has taught English for 25 years, 18 of them at Tatnall.  He is known for energy and enthusiasm and for making learning provoking and fun.  He looks forward to helping your student achieve!

 

 

 

Dates: August 16-20

Times: 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Grades: 9-10

Costs: $200

Math Formulas

Math Prep

Alex Nestor

Jump start your school year with a one week crash course in all things algebra and geometry. This class will explore the main topics that are used in the higher math courses here at Tatnall, using various online and hard-cover resources to practice essential skills. We will specifically focus on the most effective note taking skills in mathematics, and how they can personally use these to best prepare for tests and quizzes in the future.

The course instructor, Alex Nestor, is entering his 3rd year of teaching, 2nd at Tatnall. He has taught all levels of Upper School Math, and is known for his love of math and his excitement when tackling new problems.  He can’t wait to get started this summer!

 

 

 

Dates: August 23-27

Times: 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Grades: 9-10

Costs: $200

Drama Camps

 
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Beginning Drama Workshop - The Jungle Book 

Child Drama Workshops

Your child will learn about the true adventures of the jungle while dancing with Baloo and dodging Shere Khans’ wrath. Come join Mowgli and his band of jungle friends in this epic adventure. Your child will love experiencing the wonders of the jungle on stage. While dancing, acting, and singing, your child will have a fun romp in the jungle!

Allow your child to work with a professional Theatre Director and Choreographer. An original play will be shared with parents on the last day of camp. Costume accessories, make-up and a pizza cast-party included!

 

 

 

Dates: Week 5: July 19-23

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 1-5

Costs: $395 

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Story Drama Workshop - Where the Wild Things Are 

Child Drama Workshops

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Based on the classic children’s tale by Maurice Sendak, this play is filled with fun and energy!  Let your child unleash their imagination as they become Max or one of his befriended Wild Things. Your child will tumble, parade, and dance their way through the magical forest of Max’s imagination. All camps present a play for parents on the last day of camp including professional stage make-up, costume accessories, and a souvenir program.

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 2-6

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: PK3-1

Costs: $265 

 

Tech Camps

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In-Person Camps & Virtual Camps Available

Fleming Tech Camps

Info coming soon!

 

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