Academics

Germantown Academy Summer CampGermantown Academy Summer Camp

Academic Programs are half day and will transition to Day Camp at 11:30am


Adventures in Reading

Adventures in Reading takes young campers through exciting literature and writing experiences every day. Students have the opportunity to enhance their language arts skills through games, hands-on exercises, and direct instruction. Children are exposed to a wide variety of reading materials and are guided to self-select books that are “just right” for independent practice. This adventure includes book talks, computer activities, and read alouds. After Adventures in Reading, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-3
Dates: July 13-24
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $800 for two-week session

Planet Math

Students entering Grades 1 or 2 will love this summer opportunity to practice their math skills and satisfy their excitement about numbers! This class engages young learners with hands-on activities and games as they blast through outer space and visit special galactic sites while exploring mathematical concepts. Don’t miss your ticket to a mathematical adventure that is out of this world! After Planet Math, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-2
Dates: July 29-July 10 (no camp July 3)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $750 for two-week session

Math Attack

This program is for the student who needs to improve their mathematical prowess. Skills are taught in an engaging, relaxed environment with extensive use of SMART technology and games that focus on numbers. All math topics (algebra, number operations, measurement, geometry, and problem solving) are explored, and each participant receives a packet of games and activities that can easily be used at home throughout the summer and school year. After Math Attack, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

MATH ATTACK 3-4

Grades: 3-4
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week

MATH ATTACK 5-6

Grades: 5-6
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week

Mystery Mania

From scavenger hunts to "who-dunnits", this program is all about mystery! Campers read short stories, try to solve riddles, and learn techniques that help solve real-life mysteries. This program encourages imagination and a love of reading, and uses SMART technology and interactive apps and website. Students receive links to riddle-a-day websites along with a copy of the class's very own mystery! After Mystery Mania, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 3-6
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week

Read, Write, Compute

This program encourages quality reading and writing. Participants strengthen their language arts and technology skills while taking part in motivating, thematic projects targeted towards their specific capabilities and learning styles. A variety of online resources, interactive SmartBoard lessons, and games support the reading done in class, and a different theme is explored each week. After Read, Write Compute, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 3-6
Dates: June 22-26 (Animals); July 6-10 (World Traveler)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week

Study Skills Jr.

Is your child a visual or auditory learner? Let's find out, and then work to develop specific study skills that will help them maximize their academic talents. After Study Skills, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 5-6
Dates: June 15-26
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $850 for two-week session


Higher level academic courses are half day

Geometry

For students entering Grades 7-10, this course includes a thorough study of the main topics of plane geometry and how these topics coordinate with one another. We discuss the properties of parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles. Students will learn the principles of deductive reasoning and mathematical proof, and present arguments in a clear, orderly fashion. Emphasis on proofs is done especially in the section on congruent triangles.

Other topics studied are similar figures, trigonometry, area, and volume. Depending on the skill level of the students enrolled in the course, the topics covered may expand beyond these topics to include additional skills. If possible, the motivation for the additional topics will come from the specific areas indicated as a requirement on the syllabus provided by the students' home schools.

Please note you will need the 4th Edition of the textbook.

Grades: 7-10
Dates: June 15 - July 24 (no camp July 3)
Time: 9-11:30am
Fee: $800 for six-week session