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 enrichment and arts 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 0: June 15-19

  • Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

  • Cost: $325

Week 5: July 20-24

  • Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

  • Cost: $325

Week 9: August 17-21

  • Times: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

  • Cost: $200

Grades: 1-12

Art Camps

 
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Mixed Media Portraiture

Sam Salazar

Do you love to draw and want to get better at faces and expressions? Learn how to strengthen your mark making skills through the use of traditional and non-traditional mediums and techniques.

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: 6-12

Costs: $230

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T-Shirt Design: Silk Screening

Sam Salazar

Have you ever wanted to have your own logo or drawing on your clothing? Here is your chance to learn silk screening techniques and develop prints on a set of shirts. Participants will learn printmaking techniques and then create their own designs to print on shirts. 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7 

Times: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Grades: 6-12

Costs: $250

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Art MashUp...with a twist!

Megan Acevedo

This summer we are taking creativity to a whole new level! Campers will get to create life-size food sculptures, play in the sun while learning the art of photography, get messy with spin-art, paint using home-made robots and much, much more! Of course, we will get extra messy in the Ceramics room creating a few clay masterpieces as well! 

Do you love experimenting with new materials and making a mess?  If so, this is the camp for you! Projects will vary for campers interested in signing-up for more than one session.

Please wear old clothing or bring a smock you don’t mind getting dirty.

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

 

Dates & Times:

  • Week 3: July 6-10 ; 9 A.M. to Noon

  • Week 7: August 3-7 ; 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Grades: 3-6

Costs: $200

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Art MashUp...Pop Artist Edition

Megan Acevedo

Campers will explore a number of art mediums including paint, clay, watercolor, sculpture, and much more! We will learn what puts the POP in Pop Art, creating bright and colorful works of art, based on some of the best artists like Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol and much more. We will even make POP Art themed Slime!

Please wear old clothing or bring a smock you don’t mind getting dirty. 

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

 

Dates: Week 6: July 27-31 

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: 3-6

Costs: $200

Music & Dance Camps

 
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Pop Star Singing

East Coast Recording Studios

If your child enjoys singing and performing, then this is the class for your up-and-coming superstar! Not only will your child have a blast singing and performing their favorite karaoke songs, but we will also provide silly dress ups and props so your child can perform and look like their favorite pop star. On the final day of camp, all performances will be video-recorded and made available online for you to view and enjoy. While having fun, students will also learn basic vocal warm-ups and performance tips that will help build their confidence. Students will also play singing games similar to lip-sync competition and Name That Tune. This is a super-fun class! Some dress ups and props are provided, however, campers are 

welcome to bring their own favorite costumes too!

 

 

 

Dates: Week 3: July 6-10

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: K-5

Costs: $335 

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Singer Songwriting

East Coast Recording Studios

Does your child play an instrument? Is your child learning to play an instrument? Would they be interested in writing their very own songs? With this class your child will be introduced into the world of songwriting. Students will explore the concepts of tempo, feel, and style as a foundation for creating their next hit song. Students will experience writing a catchy chorus, developing and writing a verse, and introducing and placing a bridge. Students will create an intro, learn about building intensity and completing a song. Students will experience song writing that will last a lifetime.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 6-12

Costs: $335 

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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 13-17

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 22-26

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: PK4-1

Costs: $215

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Kids as Curators

Alima Bucciantini

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Do you want to get to know the secrets of the treasures of art, science, nature, and other collections? Become a curator for the week! At this camp you will learn how things make it into a museum, and why some things don't. You will discover how to decode what a museum is trying to tell you - and what they might not want you to know! We will go off site to meet museum professionals in their own space and practice our skills as we create and gather treasures to put in our own museum as a culmination of the week. 

 

 

 

Dates: Week 6: July 27-31

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-12

Costs: $350

Cupcake Icing

Cookie Decorating

Lynn Banks Edge

Learn the basics of cookie decorating. Spend a delicious week rolling, cutting, and baking cookies. Embellish you creations using various techniques including royal icing, fondant, and sugar sheets. Gluten-friendly options are available however due to the nature of the class, cross contamination cannot be guaranteed. 

 

 

 

Dates: 

Week 1: June 22-26

Week 4: July 13-17

Week: 8: August 10-14

Times: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $230

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Spanish in the Summer

Language University

Join Language U for a Spanish camp that is taught all through fun! Every day, our teachers introduce campers to different themes and adventures to keep campers active and learning! Our campers will sing along with live music and instruments; play games; create crafts; solve mysteries; play pretend and so much more! Whether your children are seeing Spanish for the first time or they are keeping up with their language foundation, Language U promises to keep your children motivated, entertained and learning, of course!

 

 

 

Dates: 

Week 0: June 15-19

Week 6: July 27-31

Times:  9A.M. to Noon

Grades: PK3-1

Costs: $270

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Media and Literacy

Doug Lambe

This half-day 1 week project-based inquiry course develops each student’s critical reading, viewing, hearing, and thinking skills by accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and creating media in a variety of formats. Students will investigate the five core concepts and key questions developed by the Center for Media Literacy.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Grades: 5-8

Costs: $250

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Creative Writing - The Short Story

Doug Lambe

This half-day 1 week project-based inquiry course develops each student’s critical reading, thinking, and writing skills as they learn about the short story. Students read and analyze a number of short stories to investigate the structure of the form while also beginning to plan their own short story. Students follow a workshop model to craft their own short story. On the final day of the course students publish and present their short stories for an audience.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 8: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Grades: 5-8

Costs: $250

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 20-24

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 8: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: PK3-1

Costs: $265 

 

Tech Camps

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Minecraft 4 Kids: Level Up

Fleming Tech Camps

Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

 

Dates: Week 1: June 22-26

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Digital Photography & Graphic Design

Fleming Tech Camps

See the world through a new lens, as you learn how to take photographs and edit them like a pro! Explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality, gain hands-on experience taking photographs and discover how to digitally enhance your images using graphic design software on a computer. No prior experience with digital cameras or graphic design is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 1: June 22-26

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Digital Movies - Filming & Editing Your First Video

Fleming Tech Camps

Have you ever wanted to make a movie? Do you wonder what roles are involved in creating a video? In this camp you'll learn the basics of filming, acting in and editing videos that you can share with your family. Working in teams, campers will create short movies with a tablet device. The camp will focus on teaching basic acting skills, and show campers how to direct and edit video scenes.

 

Dates: Week 2: June 29 - July 2 (4 day week)

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Dungeon Mastering: Designing RPG Games & Minecraft Worlds

Fleming Tech Camps

This camp is for campers who love playing adventure games, D&D and/or Minecraft and want to learn how to create their own adventures. In this camp you will learn how to build game adventures and Role Playing Games with the end goal to provide you with tools to become a seasoned interactive Dungeon Master (DM) designer. Campers will work with RPG Maker software to design and build a complex role playing video game. Using Minecraft and their problem solving skills, campers will also build a complex and large-scale adventure and mini-games. Other camp highlights include informational lectures on game design, a hands-on game design lab where campers design, customize, construct and test their creations and a week long D&D adventure DMed by the camp's teacher.

 

Dates: Week 2: June 29 - July 2 (4 day week)

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Star Wars Engineering: Building & Programming

Fleming Tech Camps

Take your passion for LEGOs and your imagination to the next level, as you work with a team to build Star Wars Droids using the all new LEGO Boost learning platfomr. Imagine the possibilities when you and fellow “padawans” learn how to build and program three different Star Wars Droids: the lovable R2-D2, the Gonk Droid, and the Empire's Mouse Droid. In addition to building amazing Droids and learning to code, you will have tons of additional Star Wars themed engineering missions to complete with your team. May the Force be with you!

 

 

Dates: Week 3: July 6-10

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Robotics 101 - Challenge Team

Fleming Tech Camps

Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Working in small teams, learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills. No prior experience with LEGO® Mindstorms necessary. All skill levels welcome.

 

 

Dates: Week 3: July 6-10

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Digital Photography & Intro to Engineering

Fleming Tech Camps

The camp day is divided into two topics: Digital Photography and Intro to Engineering. In Digital Photography campers will take photos, make photo edits, add 2D art and create other fun and engaging images. During the Intro to Engineering portion of camp, campers work with a variety of tools that investigate simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys), while solving tasks related to mechanical principles.

 

Dates: Week 4: July 13-17

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Science of Roller Coasters & Minecraft

Fleming Tech Camps

Amusement Parks are filled with lots of heart pounding fun, as well as multiple opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In this exciting camp, learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. At camp you’ll build and test, physical and “virtual” roller coaster models. Using various computer programs, including Minecraft, you will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! The camp day is divided into 3 periods. Two thirds of the day is spent working on science and engineering of roller coasters and approximately one third of the day is dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

 

 

Dates: Week 4: July 13-17

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Game Design & Roller Coaster Science

Fleming Tech Camps

The camp day is divided into two topics: Game Design & Roller Coaster Science. In the Game Design potion of camp, campers learn the basics of video game development and design games by hand with Bloxels and tablets. In the Roller Coaster Science session, campers work with instructors to learn the basic engineering behind roller coasters and use K'Nex to build models that demonstrate how roller coasters work.

 

 

Dates: Week 5: July 20-24

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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3D Design: Virtual Reality & 3D Printing

Fleming Tech Camps

In this camp, the adventurous and courageous will explore 3D worlds and dive into amazing and immersive experiences. This camp focuses on 3D design and provides introductory lessons with 3D art software. After creating their 3D art the campers are given the opportunity to see their work come to life with Virtual Reality and through printing samples of their work on a 3D Printer. In this program, campers will also learn how to use Virtual Reality tools and games, build a 3D art project within VR, work with 3D design software tools and explore your designs within Virtual Reality. To get a real feel for your creations you'll also get to see your projects in real life when you print out your best art on a 3D Printer.

 

 

Dates: Week 5: July 20-24

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Sports Car Racing & Robot Challenge

Fleming Tech Camps

The camp day is divided into two topics: Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge. In Sports Car Racing & Design campers compete against each other and race Anki smart cars and also work in teams design and build large Anki race courses. During the Robot Challenge campers will be provided an introduction to robotics that will show them how to pre-program, code and operate a robot through a variety of tasks.

 

 

Dates: Week 6: July 27-31

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425

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Digital Video

Fleming Tech Camps

Our Scratch coding camp provides campers with the ultimate introduction to programming. Using Scratch, an educational application created by the MIT Media Lab, campers will learn the basics of software development in a sophisticated, yet easy to learn environment. Campers will learn basic software development techniques and use drag and drop tools to design and program projects. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

 

Dates: Week 6: July 27-31

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Electricity & Electronics for Kids and Web Design 4 Kids

Fleming Tech Camps

In this program the day is focused on teaching campers about two exciting STEM topics, Electricity & Electronics and Web Design. In the morning campers will learn about the properties of electricity and simple circuits. Campers will focus on learning about how circuits are used to create all of the technology devices we use in our world today. Campers will review and build simple circuits, test the properties of parallel and series circuits and create their own circuits to create their own electronic devices. In the afternoon, campers focus on learning how to design a super cool website, without writing HTML or other code. Campers will learn the basics of web design using WSIWIG design tools and will also have an introduction to graphic design software. By the last day of camp, campers will have designed a series of web pages that reflect their personal interests and hobbies. No prior experience necessary.

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Programming for Gamers: Learning to Code

Fleming Tech Camps

This exciting programming camp provides you with an introduction to coding and gives you an understanding of how computer coding works through the use of both “drag and drop” tools and Javascript. The camp uses a combination of programming tools, including Code Spells, Minecraft EDU and other game-based software that let you play and code at the same time. Ultimately, you can take on the role of a mighty hero who can cast spells and build worlds however, to wield your magic you need to learn how to write computer code. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Junior Robotics

Fleming Tech Camps

Turn camp into a engineering & coding laboratory and explore the exciting world of Robotics! Learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Make your robot come to life, as you learn how to program it to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. This camp is designed for campers who have a keen interest in robots. No prior experience with LEGO® WeDo necessary. All skill levels welcome.

 

Dates: Week 8: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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Intro to 3D Game Design with Unity

Fleming Tech Camps

How are modern 3D games created? What does it take to get an idea for a game from your brain and onto a computer screen? In this introduction to game design camp, we will answer these questions by teaching you how to make games with Unity. Unity is a cutting edge game engine used by professional game makers to create "Triple A" games for consoles and PCs. With Unity, campers will learn the basics of 3D game design and make their own video game levels. While the concepts in this camp program are somewhat advanced, other than a passion for learning 3D design, no prior experience necessary.

Dates: Week 8: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

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Minecraft Missions 4 Kids

Fleming Tech Camps

Are you up for an adventure? In this multi-player environment, Minecraft will be the vehicle to help develop your leadership and social skills, as you accomplish unique missions with a team of campers. Use your imagination and collaborate with your team to design and build a large-scale Minecraft Missions project. In 2020 expect the most exciting missions yet. Creativity, critical thinking and communication will be your keys to success!

Dates: Week 9: August 17-21

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 2-5

Costs: $425 

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3D Game Design - Featuring Portal 2 & Fortnite

Fleming Tech Camps

If you like 3D-based video games then this camp is for you! Portal 2 is a puzzle-platform style game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. Fortnite is a fast paced E-Sports adventure game and one of the most popular games on the market today. At camp you'll compete in daily Fortnite battles and use the game as inspiration to design your own 3D adventures. To build your adventure you will use 3D game engine design tools and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles and traps. All skill levels are welcome.

 

 

Dates: Week 9: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Grades: 5-10

Costs: $425 

 

SAT Prep

Math Formulas

SAT Math Prep

Meghan Heasley

The SAT Math Prep Camp is valuable to students at all stages of their SAT journey. Taught in a fun learning environment, students will be taught various techniques surrounding a wide assortment of math problems expected on the SAT. Please bring a calculator and 'The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 Edition published by the CollegeBoard.

 

 

 

Dates: Week 7: August 3-7

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: 10-12

Costs: $350

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SAT English Prep

Benjamin Farley

The goal of this SAT Prep course is to improve reading proficiency, build a better understanding of the writing process, recognize and avoid common mistakes, and develop stronger test taking skills. 

 

 

 

Dates: Week 8: August 10-14

Times: 9 A.M. to Noon

Grades: 10-12

Costs: $350