Summer Program

Welcome to Summer Fun and Learning 2019

Through Summer Fun and Learning, The Country School is pleased to offer an array of fun, enriching, week-long summer camps as well as programs that meet regularly throughout the summer. Follow your passions and discover new ones!

All camps take place on our beautiful, 23-acre campus in Madison. Questions, please contact summer@thecountryschool.org.

ASPIRING YOUNG ENGINEERS

Explore the fascinating world of “S.T.E.A.M.” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) through the hands-on, minds-on, unique summer camps offered by Engineering Imagination!

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BEGINNING ROBOTICS

Never built or programmed a robot using Legos? No problem. This camp is designed to teach you how to build and program robot creations using Lego Mindstorms©.

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DRAWN TO LIFE

In this course on drawing from observation, campers will gain a basic understanding of foundational drawing techniques and will have the chance to further develop their creative problem solving skills.

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ECO ARTS & CRAFTS

Students will have the chance to get creative to the max in this camp by learning several methods of artistic handiwork using recycled and eco-friendly materials.

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ENGINEERING FUN-DAMENTALS

Explore the fascinating world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) through the hands-on, minds-on, unique summer camps offered by Engineering Imagination!

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INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS

Basic gymnastics experience is a prerequisite for this session. In this fun camp, Gymnasts will focus on form, strength, and mastery of known skills.

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INTERMEDIATE UKULELE

If you have played ukulele at a beginning level and are ready to learn more and increase your skills, Intermediate Ukulele is for you.

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INTRO TO SCRATCH (CODING)

Students will be introduced to some core coding concepts through Scratch, a building-block style program designed at MIT for young learners and beginners to create games, interactive stories, and animations.

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JAM SESSION

For kids who enjoy playing musical instruments, there is much to be learned and fun to be had in Jam Session. Jam Session is open to any and all instrumentalists who have completed at least two years of study on their instruments.

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LEARN UKULELE

Budding musicians take note. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play an instrument, ukulele is a great place to start.

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LEGO WeDo ROBOTICS

We know how important it is to encourage young learners to explore the STEM fields, and we have a fun and educational opportunity to do that while designing solutions to real world problems using engineering, coding and robotics.

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LITTLE FLIPPERS

From first time tumblers to experienced flippers, this week long camp offers young gymnasts a fun fitness experience.

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MARINE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

In this hands-on camp, students will learn about the nearby aquatic ecosystem of the Long Island Sound by collecting samples and learning about them both inside and outside the classroom.

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MULTI SPORTS

As in past summers, The Country School is partnering with Madison Racquet & Swim Club to offer summer sports camps. Following is an overview of their programs.

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PRESCHOOL CAMP IMAGINATION

Play in a preschool setting is important work for each child. It is in this play, that children explore, gain skills and learn to interact with the world around them.

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RUNNING

Spend five days at the start of summer (and, if desired, then two days a week throughout the summer) learning about and practicing the greatest and oldest sport in the world—cross-country and distance running.

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STEAM IN THE KITCHEN

 A fun week of experimenting, designing, cooking, and creating in the kitchen. Activities will include building your own solar oven, studying the science of ice cream, and making your own ice cream in the Ice Cream Lab. 

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The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry camp is for boys and girls who enjoy learning to write, recite, and even perform their own poetry. Expect to be inspired by music, art, movement, and the beauty of nature around us. 

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TINY CHEFS

Cooking teaches children many important skills that will be carried with them throughout their lives; they practice basic math when measuring ingredients, learn to carefully follow instructions, explore different cultures, and work well in teams.

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TINY SCIENTISTS

This camp offers young children the most engaging aspects of science by understanding information through arts and crafts, experiments, and outdoor activities.

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VICTORY SOCCER

As in past summers, The Country School is partnering with Madison Racquet & Swim Club to offer summer sports camps. Following is an overview of their programs.

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WRITE YOUR NOVEL

During this week-long camp, middle grade writers will have the chance to begin writing a novel, leaving armed with a plan to continue their ambitious projects through the summer.

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