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Stuart Junior Academic Academy for Girls

Junior Academic Academy for Girls

June 25–August 3

for girls entering Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

This camp is open to Stuart girls and non-Stuart girls alike.

Morning Program
9:00 AM–12:15 PM

Centered on experiential learning, the Stuart Junior Academic Academy for Girls Morning Session emphasizes routines and skill sets necessary to ensure a smooth transition towards full-day schooling in junior kindergarten and kindergarten.

A focus on communication, community, and building friendships as well as an awareness of self-regulation skills are taught through routines and structures, hands-on learning, group instruction, and center rotation. Essential mathematical and literary skills that are necessary for junior kindergarten and kindergarten will be taught by expert Stuart faculty members. Previous activities include published pieces (how-to book, all about my family book, and an animal research book) and real-life math experiences (JK-K grocery store and pattern shop).

Give your daughter the opportunity to become familiar with an elementary school classroom and instill in her a sense of confidence for the first day of school in September!

Afternoon Program
12:15–3:30 PM

The afternoon session provides a fun, energy-filled afternoon summer experience instructed by expert Stuart faculty! Your child will experience unique hands-on indoor and outdoor learning experiences on our 55-acre campus that can’t be found anywhere else! Check out the exciting weekly themes below:

Week 1 Theme: Millie’s Bakers
Let the Summer Bake-Off Challenges Begin! Have you ever wanted to run your own bakery? Stuart has made your culinary dream a reality! Put on your chef hat to create and bake signature snacks for your very own restaurant.

Week 2 Theme: Millie’s Makers
Let your imagination come to life! Whether you’re designing a new invention using the latest technology or creating a one-of-a-kind art piece from upcycled materials, if you can dream it, you can make it! Projects range from fashion design to engineering structures to sewing creations- the sky’s the limit!

Ready to take on a challenge? You’ll learn to defy gravity, soar to new heights, and create structures that can withstand superhero strength! We’ll create prototypes, test our designs, and learn the science that makes our creations possible.

Week 3 Theme: Millie’s Techies
Love everything technology? Want to learn more? You’ll be able to work with our Stuart robots, Dot and Dash, to design routes and obstacle courses! You’ll work with kid-appropriate iPad apps, various tech equipment, and engage with the digital world around you. This week is not to be missed!

Week 4 Theme: Millie’s Outdoor Explorers
Head to a new classroom: the great outdoors! Work in the Stuart stream, practice basic outdoors skills, and discover native wildlife, all while navigating the beautiful 55 acres the Stuart campus has to offer. Storytelling and roasting s’mores around the “Campfire” is not the be missed!

Week 5 Theme: Millie’s Adventurers
Climb the highest mountain (on our very own Stuart Rock Wall!), weave through outdoor low ropes course on our beautiful campus, and quench your thirst for adventure. Explore the world around you and spend Summer at the Stream!

Camp Pricing:

All Day Program
9:00 AM–3:30 PM:
$495/week

Morning Only
9:00 AM–12:15 PM:
$260/week

Afternoon Only
12:15–3:30 PM:
$260/week

Lunch:
$38/week

Before and After Camp Extended Day:

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 AM:
$10/day

After Camp
3:30–5:30 PM:
$25/day

Camp Stuart

Camp Stuart

June 18 through August 10 (7 weeks)

Co-Ed Ages 2–5

Camp Stuart offers our youngest boys and girls summer fun in one or multiple-week sessions during our 7-week program.

All of our Campers engage in a variety of special Stuart activities including arts and crafts, hikes on our Nature Trail, music, reading stories and water fun, Little Engineers, drama and, of course, lots of play time. Reading and rest time are part of the day and campers will be cool and comfortable in our air conditioned classrooms.

Camp Stuart Themes for 2018 vary each week. Updates will be provided to all campers the week before Camp begins Our program is directed and staffed by our Stuart Early childhood faculty and we maintain a 5 camper to 1 teacher ratio. Camp Stuart is the best way to spend the summer learning and playing!

Faculty to camper ratio 1:5
Eileen Scheurman, Director
Early Childhood faculty member at Stuart

Camp Pricing

Five Days Per Week
Full Day
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$495 Per Week
Morning Program Only
9:00 AM–1:00 PM:
$390 Per Week

LUNCH PLAN:
$25 PER WEEK


Three Days Per Week
Full Day
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$297 Per Week
Morning Program Only
9:00 AM–1:00 PM:
$235 Per Week
Lunch Plan:
$25 per week

Before and After Camp Extended Day

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 AM:
$10/day
After camp
3:00–5:30 PM:
$25/day

Grades K–4

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Lower School Academic Summer Camps

Grades 1–4

Stuart Academic Academy for Girls

Stuart Academic Academy for Girls

June 25–August 3

For girls entering grades 1–4

The Stuart Academic Academy for Girls is designed to meet each student’s individual learning goals to prepare her to transition into the next grade level. Each session includes over an hour of mathematics and literacy instruction. Previous activities have included nonfiction writing pieces (informational brochures of the wildlife found on the Stuart Nature Trail), math game days (fluency games, games of strategy, and games of chance), and fictional story writing (fractured fairy tales).

Philosophy: The Morning Session (Rising Grades 1-4) at Stuart is centered on a strong academic foundation in literacy and mathematics, as a continuation of the Lower School classrooms, curricula, and summer work expectations. The Stuart Academic Academy for Girls will challenge students with rigorous literacy and mathematical experiences, differentiated lesson plans specially crafted to meet each girl’s unique learning goals, and expert instruction by Stuart faculty members. Morning academics coupled with afternoon athletics or play create a perfectly balanced summer experience and a smooth transition into the new school year.

Please see program information below for camp descriptions.

Highlights:
  • Beat the summer slide! Keep your daughter engaged in academically rigorous programming.
  • 1-to-10 Stuart teacher-to-student ratio
  • Access to digital technology to enhance learning experiences
  • Instruction in Millie’s Garden and Lower School classrooms
  • Program designed by expert faculty from Stuart Country Day School

Morning Program
9:00 AM–12:15 PM

The Summer Academic Program at Stuart is designed to meet each student’s individual learning goals to prepare her to transition into the next grade level. Each session includes over an hour of mathematics and literacy instruction, and begins with a baseline assessment of the student’s areas of strength and challenge in literacy and mathematics. From there, Stuart faculty design differentiated lesson plans that incorporate the skills and standards which are introduced in the upcoming year. In addition to completing the assigned summer work, students develop healthy work habits, guided reading practice, build math fluency, and enhance their writing skills. A typical morning at the Summer Academic Program includes a morning meeting, guided reading and writing, spelling and phonics, mathematics fluency, problem solving, and guided practice. Informal and formal feedback will be given to students and parents, and work completed at camp will be sent home, portfolio style, at the conclusion of the program.

Afternoon Program
12:15–3:30 PM

The afternoon session provides a fun, energy-filled afternoon summer experience instructed by expert Stuart faculty! Your child will experience unique hands-on indoor and outdoor learning experiences on our 55 acre campus that can’t be found anywhere else! Check out the exciting weekly themes below:

Week 1 Theme: Millie’s Bakers
Let the Summer Bake-Off Challenges Begin! Have you ever wanted to run your own bakery? Stuart has made your culinary dream a reality! Put on your chef hat to create and bake signature snacks for your very own restaurant.

Week 2 Theme: Millie’s Makers
Let your imagination come to life! Whether you’re designing a new invention using the latest technology or creating a one-of-a-kind art piece from upcycled materials, if you can dream it, you can make it! Projects range from fashion design to engineering structures to sewing creations- the sky’s the limit!

Ready to take on a challenge? You’ll learn to defy gravity, soar to new heights, and create structures that can withstand superhero strength! We’ll create prototypes, test our designs, and learn the science that makes our creations possible.

Week 3 Theme: Millie’s Techies
Love everything technology? Want to learn more? You’ll be able to work with our Stuart robots, Dot and Dash, to design routes and obstacle courses! You’ll work with kid-appropriate iPad apps, various tech equipment, and engage with the digital world around you. This week is not to be missed!

Week 4 Theme: Millie’s Outdoor Explorers
Head to a new classroom: the great outdoors! Work in the Stuart stream, practice basic outdoors skills, and discover native wildlife, all while navigating the beautiful 55 acres the Stuart campus has to offer. Storytelling and roasting s’mores around the “Campfire” is not the be missed!

Week 5 Theme: Millie’s Adventurers
Climb the highest mountain (on our very own Stuart Rock Wall!), weave through outdoor low ropes course on our beautiful campus, and quench your thirst for adventure. Explore the world around you and spend Summer at the Stream!

Cost:

All Day Program
9:00 AM–3:30 PM:
$495/week
Morning Only
9:00 AM–12:15 PM:
$255/week
Afternoon Only
12:15–3:30 PM:
$255/week
Lunch:
$38/week

Before and After Camp Extended Care

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 AM:
$10/day
After Camp
3:30–6:00 PM:
$21/day

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart

July 9–July 27

Co-ed Ages 5–12
8:45 AM–4:00 PM
For information, and to register visit GiftedStudy.org

Lower School STEM Summer Camps

Grades 1–4

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft (offered by Lavner Camps)

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
July 16–20
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 2–7

Stretch your imagination at 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft!

Campers utilize their own creativity, learn and improve their skills, and work individually or collaboratively (on our own private servers) in the same virtual world at this awesome and unique computer camp! Our own servers allow campers to work together on the same projects, creating fun and dynamic group interaction!

Using Minecraft as a learning tool, campers utilize various Minecraft skills to customize and create their own legendary worlds! Campers learn how to customize their own landscapes and explore the benefits and challenges of various biomes. Campers also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like skyscrapers & modern cities, giant tree houses, sports arenas, tunnel ways, haunted houses, sustainable farm systems, medieval & renaissance villages, alien colonies, secret underground cities, entire amusement parks, functional town market, mountain communities, and much more! Campers may also construct famous buildings, landmarks, and structures like the Washington Monument, Great Wall of China, Colosseum, Statue of Liberty, Hollywood sign, Golden Gate Bridge, Tokyo Tower, London Eye, Arc de Triomphe, Stonehenge, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Louvre Museum, Buckingham Palace or structures of their own choosing!

*Projects can include the construction of a train system, roller coaster, and trapdoor/tunnel. Campers can also create worlds that encompass gameplay and a storyline. Campers may choose to work with other campers or on their own, but group participation is highly encouraged.

*This camp is open to campers who are beginners and intermediates at Minecraft. Campers are grouped based upon age and ability. Group requests can be made prior to camp.

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC. If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net. Once this account is purchased, campers have access to their account for use throughout the year. Campers should bring a USB flash drive on their last day of camp so that they can copy their project(s) onto the flash drive for use at home.

Campers may register for one week or multiple weeks, as projects vary from week to week.

*This camp is not affiliated with Minecraft.net, Mojang, AB., and/or Microsoft.
*The functionality of our servers for multi-player use is dependent upon Internet connectivity. At each location, our servers have successfully undergone testing prior to the summer. Although rare, it is possible that external factors may cause an interruption in connectivity during camp. If this occurs, campers will collaborate on projects in single player mode and/or engage in other Minecraft™ learning experiences while connectivity is being restored. Rest assured, there are many “off computer” Minecraft™ activities that supplement learning and are super fun!

Cost: $519 per week

3D Printing & Modeling (offered by Lavner Camps)

3D Printing & Modeling

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 16–20
August 6–10
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 2–7

With a technology that allows us to create and print prototypes wherever a 3D Printer can be plugged in, this industry will change the world we live in.

Using Autodesk 123D Design and cutting-edge 3D printers, our campers have the opportunity to 3D model prototypes, mod existing designs, and print them!

At 3D Printing Camp, campers learn about scalability, and how designs can be easily uploaded and printed for mass consumption. With this in mind, we ask campers to design one main project and other, smaller projects. The main project challenges campers to invent or create a 3D Design Model of a printable tool or item that can improve the lives of many. Campers will print this project. We ask our campers to be creative thinkers, inventors, and game changers, and can’t wait to see all of the amazing projects this summer! Some project ideas may include a variation of a Spork, Canteen, Trail Marker, Tweezers, Cell Phone Case, Mini Survival Kit Case, or something completely new!

COST: $549 PER WEEK


National Minecraft Tournament (offered by Lavner Camps)

National Minecraft Tournament

(offered by Lavner Camps)

August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 2–9

Join us to develop your competition skills in Minecraft™ and put them to the ultimate test in local and national tournaments full of action-packed challenges, team play, and fun.

Local competitions consist of tournament events in camp. National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include camp locations such as Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and California!

Spend the mornings learning and developing skills for use in tournament competitions. Tournaments are held every afternoon, with local tournaments taking place Monday through Wednesday and National Tournaments taking place Thursday and Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events
  1. Building Competitions: Which team can work together to create detailed structures containing lots of specifications and functions before the game clock runs out? Use your knowledge of redstone, design skills, and teamwork to make amazing creations.
  2. Arena Competitions: Which team will conquer the others through various events and challenges, establishing rule over the arena?
  3. Mini-Games: Test your speed and hand-eye coordination to win the championship in spleef, parkour, capture the flag, and more!
  4. Survival: When placed in challenging and dangerous environments, which team will survive the longest and gather the most resources? Lots of teamwork and communication is paramount!

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Campers will learn how to work together quickly and efficiently to make AWESOME structures and attempt to beat the clock!

Teamwork: When it’s all on the line in tournament competition, the most important aspect to a team’s success will be how well they can learn to work together throughout the week. Campers will learn that teamwork and communication can go a long way to achieving success.

Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: Improve your skills when creating electrical circuits using Redstone. Redstone will be a vital part of some of the competitions and is lots of fun too!

The Value of Practice: Campers will see first hand how working to develop tournament skills and practicing together as a team in the morning can translate into success in the actual tournaments during the afternoon.

Have Fun: Have a great time working with friends, competing for victories, and mining, jumping, and building your way to the top!

Cost: $519

Next Generation Coding (offered by Lavner Camps)

Next Generation Coding

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
August 6–10

CO-ED GRADES 1–5

Welcome to the amazing world of programming with Scratch, where campers gain great experience with computer science!

Campers use Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab, to create, program, and share projects. Campers code from the backend to create character actions and interactions, in addition to establishing entire interactive adventures and stories.

Scratch uses a programming language that is in easy to understand English and created for its own platform. By moving and combining blocks of code, campers develop their own programs to create super cool animation projects. Campers can also make their animations interactive by including instructions, designing their character’s costumes, adding unique background images and sounds, programming their “sprites” (the objects that perform the actions in the project) to dance, sing, and talk, in addition to other endless possibilities. Campers enjoy customizing projects and using lots of creativity.

Some projects may include a Music Video, an Animated Film, A News Report, a Dance Party, An Asteroids Arcade Game with levels and scoring, A History Quiz Show, A Language Learning Game, A By using Scratch, campers are able to work with a more simplified programming language (compared to other programming languages) to gain an understanding of programming logic and concepts. For campers who want to dive deeper into computer programming, this is a great place to start! Adding to the fun, campers can share projects easily with family and friends by creating their own links!

Each camper will leave camp with at least two projects!

This camp is great for one week or multiple weeks!

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Robotics Camp with Artificial Intelligence (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics with Artificial Intelligence

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 23–27
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 3–8

At Robotics Camp with Artificial Intelligence, we utilize pre-built robots in order to maximize our (1) coding actions, tendencies, and behaviors, (2) building intelligence through hands-on training with the robots, (3) experimenting with voice commands and communication, and (4) testing our robots in numerous fun and exciting challenges! Campers will meet and work with our amazing robots Cozmo® and Chip™, and will also explore numerous additional computer programs with AI!

Campers experiment with CHiP the robotic dog and Cozmo our friendly robot to gain a fundamental knowledge of how AI is used in creating small pet-like robots with personalities. Campers learn how to program Cozmo using the built-in Code Lab software installed on each tablet. Campers also experiment with our Vertical Programming approach (similar to Scratch) with 3D programming simulation and increased complexity of commands and customization.

Campers with experience in computer programming have the option to utilize Python when working with our more complex programs (designed by our tech department) – the Voice Command Program, the Conversational Speech program, the Intelligence Quiz program and many more!

In teams, campers work with robots on things like Facial Recognition, Conversations Between Humans and Robots, Story-Telling with Expressive Gestures, Recognizing an Intruder, Learning to Dance, Returning to a Charging Station, and Interactive Game Play where the robots get smarter as you go!

Campers will also work with separate computer programs that use AI, where the computer plays you in various games, learns your tendencies, and uses AI to adapt and evolve. Some games include checkers, chess, rock-paper-scissors, number predicting game, and more!

ROBOWARS takes place on the Friday of each camp week! This action-packed tournament allows campers to train and/or control their robots for success in a variety of fun and exciting events!

Learn How Artificial Intelligence Works

Interaction with Intelligent Robots

Real-World Applications

Be a Teacher

Work In A Team

Cost: $549 per week

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3 (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–39
July 16–20
July 23–27
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 1–7

At Robotics & Technology Camp, campers will use LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and Lego Mindstorms EV3 to learn the fundamentals of building a wide variety of robots. By learning important principles, campers will acquire the ability to create robots from their imagination, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO® and independent websites. The LEGO Mindstorms EV3r NXT 2.0 and product lines allow for hundreds of possibilities of robots, and each week at camp new ideas and projects are presented. In addition to building, campers learn how to program robots using a computer, and work in teams every step of the way. Every camper participates in ROBOWARS on Friday! Campers will be able to start at a comfortable level.

Three Levels of Camp are available: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced with at least 150 hours of experience

Cost:
$519 full day (9:00 AM–3:00 PM) per week
$329 AM session (9:00–11:30 AM) per week
$329 pm session (1:00–3:00 PM) per week

Spy Tech Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Spy Tech Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 3–7

In our Summer Spy Tech Camps, campers learn how to utilize SPY TECHNOLOGY to acquire information and create defense systems in today’s fast and changing world by monitoring and securing locations using drones, robotic alarms/surveillance, and encryption/decryption of codes. Campers also use Minecraft™ to set up surveillance and model spy games and activities. On the Friday of each week, campers engage in spy challenges and put their newly acquired skills to work!

During the week, in addition to using our digital drone simulator to learn the basics, campers will learn how to utilize and covertly fly actual drones with challenging stipulations, create robots with spy bots and alarm systems, create an underground maze in the subway system of a large Minecraft™ city with active traps that need to be disabled by competing teams, learn how to use a Cipher utilizing Scratch or Python coding to write code languages and decipher them, and engage in fun and action-packed challenges on Friday at our Lavner Spy Games event!

Cost: $549 per week

Video Game Design with Apps (offered by Lavner Camps)

Video Game Design with Apps

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 23–27
July 30–August 3

CO-ED GRADES 1–7

At Video Game Design Camp, campers use the program Clickstream Fusion 2.5 to create their own video games for use on computers, and learn how to create game Apps that are compatible with the Android™ and/or iOS devices. Known as one of the best computer camps available, campers come away with added skills, knowledge, and accomplishments!

At this popular Computer Camp, no previous experience is necessary, however more complicated projects are offered to campers based upon their age and ability.

Campers may sign up for one week or multiple weeks, as campers are always engaged in new material by advancing in our curriculum.

*If your child creates an App for the Android™, you may upload the app to your Android™ at home, or the parent may bring in their Android™ on Friday at pickup time for uploading.

*If your child is creating an App for an iOS device, this file will be saved to a CD and you will need to submit it to Apple’s App Store, where publishing is subject to their approval.

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Video Game Design with GameMaker (offered by Lavner Camps)

Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20

Co-ed Grades 4–8

In Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker, campers create incredible games with AWESOME graphics and learn/implement computer programming. Campers are challenged in creativity, design, and programming logic throughout the process of creating fun and exciting games. At camp, campers learn the process of creating a video game including brainstorming, character design, level design, programming, interface design and much more!

Campers begin with learning the GameMaker: Studio software, a software that is suitable for campers of all levels. In addition to professional quality development, the software allows campers to create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a week!

After learning the Graphical User Interface in GameMaker™: Studio, campers begin to plan their game by crafting a storyline and developing characters using the advanced, built-in, digital painting software. Once their characters are created, campers learn about level design and layout floor plans with an easy-to-use, efficient, tiling technique allowing for excellent control and precision. After establishing basic visuals, campers begin to program their character movement and interactions within the game. Campers have the option to either write their own code to power their game, or to utilize easier drag and drop programming.

Cost: $519 per week

Lower School Arts Summer Camps

Grades K–4

StuArts Camp

StuArts Camp

June 12–15
June 18–22
June 25–29

Co-ed Grades K–4
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Stuart's first camp of the summer celebrates culture and the arts around the world! This year for Stu-Arts we will visit three continents - Africa, Europe and Asia, learning about Ghana, France and Japan.

The visual and performing arts will be presented through art, music, drama, sewing, dance and cooking by Stuart faculty, students and guest artists.

StuArts includes group activities, classes and time to play outdoors. Lunch is provided by each camper and after-care is available. Students may enroll in one, two or three weeks. The last hour of Friday afternoon is a special opportunity to share with families what was learned during the previous week. Exhibitions of the art and musical and dance performances will precede the theme-oriented refreshments.

Ghana
We will travel to Africa with a stop in Ghana. We are privileged at Stuart to have students and their families who can share personal experiences with the culture of their native land. StuArts teachers will be able to share such arts and crafts as woven Kenta cloth and beaded masks. The spider folktale Kwaku-Anasi will be the inspiration for our own written folktales. Drums will accompany our dance performances and colorful hand-dyed clothing will provide costumes to wear at our end-of-week feast.

France
Our trip to Europe will focus on France. We will learn to parle en Francais, the official language of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Learning about art will include interpretations of Impressionist artists as well as the abstract art of Picasso. Ballet, the creation of France, will be highlighted and Paris, known as the fashion capital of the world, will be celebrated through our sewing classes. Of course our French cooking class will provide our Friday afternoon gouter for families where baguettes, crepes or fraises will provide our gastronomic delights.

We are planning a visit to the Princeton University Art Museum for a guided tour by our own former faculty member, Mrs. Felsenfeld,

Japan
We will celebrate our own Children's Day, an annual Japanese holiday, when we say farewell to this year's StuArts camp and travel to Asia. Performances, exhibitions, and tasty treats will be highlighted after our time studying the culture of Japan.

During the week campers will create pottery utensils and other traditional objects and we will write original haiku. Did you know Pikachu and Ninja Turtles come from Japan? Of course everyone's favorite Japanese art is origami and we will have plenty of that! Music and dance, as well as the art of Ikebana (flower arranging) will be explored and our cooking class will include making rice and then trying to make sushi. Guest artists will guide us through this amazingly different culture. Our Friday tea ceremony will be one more chance to celebrate with our families.

We hope you will enjoy the virtual travels with our happy campers and staff. This is a lovely way to begin the summer while extending the fun of the school!

Cost:
June 12–15 (4 days) $396
June 18–22: $495
June 25–29: $495

Fashion Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Fashion Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
August 6–10

CO-ED GRADES 2–6

Projects include a handbag, summer dress or vest and a shoe-re-design with LED wearable technology. At this stylish summer camp, campers brainstorm ideas, sketch their designs, and bring them to life! Throughout the week, campers work with a wide range of materials, fabrics, colors, patterns, and styles. In addition, campers utilize digital design to strategically place pockets, secret compartments, and passageways for phones, iPads®, earphone buds/wires, and more. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills on sewing machines, in addition to more manual techniques like measuring, cutting, spacing, hand stitching, and much more! Not only will your design skills improve, but your math skills will too!

COST: $489 FULL DAY (9:00 AM–3:30 PM) PER WEEK
$10/DAY, EARLY ARRIVAL (8:00–9:00 AM)
$18/DAY, EXTENDED DAY (3:30–6:00 PM)

Filmmaking Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Filmmaking Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Calling all future Hollywood stars!

The ultimate goal of the camp is to teach campers how to complete a film project from start to finish. Campers script a short film, develop characters, rehearse, film, edit (using iMovie®), and produce a final copy, all in a day camp setting.

Filmmaking Camp is a combination of scripting, acting, directing, and editing. When starting out in film, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, it is always important to understand and appreciate all aspects of production. Campers get a taste of everything and can decide what they like and want to pursue in the future. Campers create and film commercials! Campers are placed in production groups and create at least one film project each week!

Join us for a totally unique and fun summer experience where campers are super-creative, challenged, and produce a final product they can be proud of and watch for years to come.

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization (offered by Lavner Camps)

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 16–20
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 4–8

At our 2018 graphic design camps, campers launch their very own brands and creating apparel lines! Graphic designers are visual storytellers whose ultimate goal is to sell a product or an idea through effective visual communication.

Each week, campers will create a logo and designs that can be placed on hats, t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more! Using Adobe® Illustrator, campers learn to complement their creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. Campers learn about typography, pure design elements like colors, shapes, and images, design skills to organize and convey information, strengthen conceptual skills, and produce clean and effective work products.

For Summer 2018, campers work in groups to develop and create their brand. Campers brainstorm ideas, solidify a brand name and concept, create a mission statement, identify the “look and feel” of the brand, and more. Campers also learn about the value of good project management, “soft” and “hard” deadlines, providing excellent visual communication to consumers, and ways to promote the brand.

Cost: $519 per week

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations! (offered by Lavner Camps)

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 23–27
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 2–7

Do you want to learn the traditional art of hand sewing and create your very own stuffed animals?

At Hand Sewing Camp, campers learn about the basic techniques for everyday sewing. Throughout the week, campers use a wide variety of materials and colors. In addition, campers have the chance to make accessories for their stuffed animals. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills with hand sewing, measuring, cutting, stuffing, and much more! Not only will your sewing and creativity improve, but your technical skills will too!

Campers create 1 stuffed animal and 1 doll throughout the week, and the chance to create fun accessories for their stuffed animal and an article of clothing for their doll from home or an American Girl doll from home. Campers can make stuffed animals like a tiger, pig, gorilla, cat, dog, snake, frog, duck, horse, hedgehog, panda, walrus, turtle, polar bear and more! There are also countless options for accessories too, like a saddle for your horse, a carrot for your rabbit, a lilly pad for your frog, a tiger cub for your tiger, a banana for your gorilla, bamboo for your panda, or even a bone for your dog!

In this hands-on experience, campers learn from dynamic and talented instructor(s). Camp discussions may include exciting topics like tips and tricks for designing accessories for your stuffed animal, small alterations to make so you can make your new friend unique, and so much more!

Cost: $489 per week

Jewelry Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Jewelry Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 23–27
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 2–7

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own jewelry line? If so, whether you are a total beginner or have some experience, this camp is for you!

At Jewelry Design Camp, campers create a bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a necklace each week! In a two-step process, campers first design their piece and then create it using hands-on methods and an awesome selection of materials.

Campers learn jewelry-making techniques like macramé basics, needlework, beading, creating and wrapping loops, measuring, cutting, threading, flattening, and more! Campers are encouraged to focus on the aesthetic and functionality of their designs. Campers learn how to consider design, colors, texture, shapes, and functionality when designing their pieces. Campers also learn techniques which help teach efficient and safe practices when making jewelry.

A Jewelry Show takes place on the Friday of each camp week around 2:45pm where campers display their collection and discuss the inspirations behind their work.

*No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $489 per week

Summer Sports Camps for Girls

Grades K–9

Basketball Camp for Girls

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 23–27

girls only Grades 3–9
12:30–3:30 PM

Stuart's basketball camp offers the highest level of coaching in the area. This year’s staff includes current and former varsity, collegiate and professional coaches. Last year's camp even included an appearance by a current NBA coach. We look forward to fun filled weeks of camp full of learning and competition for all ages and abilities.

Instructor: Justin Leith, Athletic Director and Stuart Head Basketball Coach

About the Coach

Justin Leith comes to Stuart from The Asheville School in North Carolina where he was the associate director of athletics, and admissions officer, varsity boys’ basketball coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach for all sports. As a S&C and Basketball Coach just has worked with girls and boys at all levels, from student athletes striving to make the team, to high school All-Americans preparing for Division I, II and III athletics in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, soccer, football, and more. Mr. Leith has also worked with many high-level professional athletes. Previously, he was the strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ.

Mr. Leith’s stellar basketball career includes playing professionally in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America from 2008–2011. In 2009, he was invited to summer workouts with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and was also selected to represent Jamaica for the national team. Mr. Leith attended at Merrimack College where he scored over 1500 points and pulled down over 700 rebounds. For his accomplishments, he was a three-time All-Conference selection and an honorable mention All-American. In high school Mr. Leith was a standout player at Princeton Day School, helping the Panthers win two state championships and was NJ Prep Player of the Year, scoring over 1,400 points with a record 830 points as a senior.

Cost: $260

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 16–20

Girls only Grades 3–9

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

Cost: $260

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

July 23–27

Girls only Grades 3–9
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Lacrosse Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

For all of our Girls Sports Camps, join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week (or two) of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Cost: $260

Tennis Camp for Girls

Tennis Camp for Girls

July 16–20

girls only Grades K–5
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Serve up an ace at Stuart's tennis camps this summer! Your child will enjoy quality instruction in the basics and skill development of tennis while having a great time with friends. Katherine Stoltenberg, the varsity tennis coach at Stuart, boasts a staff of current high school tennis players and the most-up-to-date techniques, drills, and games. Each day, prizes are won for skill development challenges in forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads and serves, and every camper will go home with their own can of tennis balls to continue practicing over the summer.

Instructor: Katherine Gibson, Varsity Tennis Coach

Cost: $260

Grades 5–8

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Middle School Arts Summer Camps

Grades 5–8

Middle School Performing Arts Camp

Middle School Performing Arts Camp

June 18–29 (2 weeks)

Co-ed Grades 5–8
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Middle School Performing Arts camp combines fun and a challenging theatrical-arts experience in a two-week program. The camp produces a musical in 2 weeks with costumes, sets and a small pit band. Campers will perform in one of Stuart’s state of the art theater facility at 1:00 pm and 4:15 pm on June 30, 2017. The musical will be determined depending on enrollment.

Taught by Stuart arts faculty

Cost: $950 (2-weeks)

Filmmaking Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Filmmaking Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Calling all future Hollywood stars!

The ultimate goal of the camp is to teach campers how to complete a film project from start to finish. Campers script a short film, develop characters, rehearse, film, edit (using iMovie®), and produce a final copy, all in a day camp setting.

Filmmaking Camp is a combination of scripting, acting, directing, and editing. When starting out in film, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, it is always important to understand and appreciate all aspects of production. Campers get a taste of everything and can decide what they like and want to pursue in the future. Campers create and film commercials! Campers are placed in production groups and create at least one film project each week!

Join us for a totally unique and fun summer experience where campers are super-creative, challenged, and produce a final product they can be proud of and watch for years to come.

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Fashion Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Fashion Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
August 6–10

CO-ED GRADES 2–6

Projects include a handbag, summer dress or vest and a shoe-re-design with LED wearable technology. At this stylish summer camp, campers brainstorm ideas, sketch their designs, and bring them to life! Throughout the week, campers work with a wide range of materials, fabrics, colors, patterns, and styles. In addition, campers utilize digital design to strategically place pockets, secret compartments, and passageways for phones, iPads®, earphone buds/wires, and more. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills on sewing machines, in addition to more manual techniques like measuring, cutting, spacing, hand stitching, and much more! Not only will your design skills improve, but your math skills will too!

COST: $489 FULL DAY (9:00 AM–3:30 PM) PER WEEK
$10/DAY, EARLY ARRIVAL (8:00–9:00 AM)
$18/DAY, EXTENDED DAY (3:30–6:00 PM)

Jewelry Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Jewelry Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 23–27
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 2–7

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own jewelry line? If so, whether you are a total beginner or have some experience, this camp is for you!

At Jewelry Design Camp, campers create a bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a necklace each week! In a two-step process, campers first design their piece and then create it using hands-on methods and an awesome selection of materials.

Campers learn jewelry-making techniques like macramé basics, needlework, beading, creating and wrapping loops, measuring, cutting, threading, flattening, and more! Campers are encouraged to focus on the aesthetic and functionality of their designs. Campers learn how to consider design, colors, texture, shapes, and functionality when designing their pieces. Campers also learn techniques which help teach efficient and safe practices when making jewelry.

A Jewelry Show takes place on the Friday of each camp week around 2:45pm where campers display their collection and discuss the inspirations behind their work.

*No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $489 per week

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations! (offered by Lavner Camps)

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 23–27
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 2–7

Do you want to learn the traditional art of hand sewing and create your very own stuffed animals?

At Hand Sewing Camp, campers learn about the basic techniques for everyday sewing. Throughout the week, campers use a wide variety of materials and colors. In addition, campers have the chance to make accessories for their stuffed animals. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills with hand sewing, measuring, cutting, stuffing, and much more! Not only will your sewing and creativity improve, but your technical skills will too!

Campers create 1 stuffed animal and 1 doll throughout the week, and the chance to create fun accessories for their stuffed animal and an article of clothing for their doll from home or an American Girl doll from home. Campers can make stuffed animals like a tiger, pig, gorilla, cat, dog, snake, frog, duck, horse, hedgehog, panda, walrus, turtle, polar bear and more! There are also countless options for accessories too, like a saddle for your horse, a carrot for your rabbit, a lilly pad for your frog, a tiger cub for your tiger, a banana for your gorilla, bamboo for your panda, or even a bone for your dog!

In this hands-on experience, campers learn from dynamic and talented instructor(s). Camp discussions may include exciting topics like tips and tricks for designing accessories for your stuffed animal, small alterations to make so you can make your new friend unique, and so much more!

Cost: $489 per week

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization (offered by Lavner Camps)

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 16–20
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 4–8

At our 2018 graphic design camps, campers launch their very own brands and creating apparel lines! Graphic designers are visual storytellers whose ultimate goal is to sell a product or an idea through effective visual communication.

Each week, campers will create a logo and designs that can be placed on hats, t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more! Using Adobe® Illustrator, campers learn to complement their creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. Campers learn about typography, pure design elements like colors, shapes, and images, design skills to organize and convey information, strengthen conceptual skills, and produce clean and effective work products.

For Summer 2018, campers work in groups to develop and create their brand. Campers brainstorm ideas, solidify a brand name and concept, create a mission statement, identify the “look and feel” of the brand, and more. Campers also learn about the value of good project management, “soft” and “hard” deadlines, providing excellent visual communication to consumers, and ways to promote the brand.

Cost: $519 per week

Digital Fashion Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Digital Fashion Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 16–20
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 5–9

Design with a focus on digital design and wearable technology! At Digital Fashion Design camp, campers utilize Adobe Illustrator to design a personalized tote bag and a summer dress or fall jacket! In addition, campers utilize digital design to strategically place pockets, secret compartments, and passageways for phones, iPads, iPods, earphone buds/wires and more!

Once the design work is complete, campers print their designs out for use when constructing each project. Campers learn and use a sewing machine to construct their projects, and have a wide variety of fabric options to choose from! Campers may also utilize some hand sewing to refine their projects.

Campers begin with a personalized tote bag for the beach, grocery store, gym, or just a fashionable outing with friends. Campers design and construct the bag, and leave room to personalize it with their initials, name, or designer name. With such a sizable bag, a secret compartment will be developed to store various technology devices!

After the tote bag is complete, campers move on to creating either a summer dress or a fall jacket! Campers will learn about the latest trends and discuss project ideas for inspiration before designing. Once campers have their vision, it’s on to digital design, and then to construction of their summer dress or fall jacket!

Once complete, campers will choreograph and prepare for a Friday fashion show around 2:45pm (parents, siblings, and grandparents are invited!)

All sewing machines and materials are provided. Please bring a USB to download all design files on Friday.

*Campers are welcome to bring in measurements of their tech devices (sufficient measurements include height, width, length, weight) or the actual devices themselves, only for the use of designing their projects. If bringing in actual tech devices, the devices should be labeled with the camper’s name. As a reminder, the camp is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property.

Cost: $519 per week

Minecraft Channel for YouTube (offered by Lavner Camps)

Minecraft Channel for YouTube

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 5–9

Do you want to be a YouTube® caster, have your own Minecraft™ YouTube® Channel, and Vlog like a pro?! Or, maybe you have some experience driving content on YouTube®, but want to improve your skills? If so, whether a beginner or seasoned YouTuber, join us to take your digital movie production skills to the next level!

At Minecraft™ Channel for YouTube® Camp, campers will learn many aspects of the digital movie production industry – ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, screen captures, special effects, strategies to promote your channel, gaining likes and shares, and lots more! Campers gain experience with OpenShot™ Video Editor and OBS Studio software, and we’ll even provide them with a headset for their show.

While gaining hands-on experience, campers will be placed into teams and create their very own concept for a Minecraft™ YouTube® channel. Some project ideas include Let’s Plays, Walkthroughs, Mod Reviews, PvP Tips, and How To’s! Pretty awesome, right? What’s even more fun is that you get to do it in a camp setting and collaborate with other aspiring YouTubers!

Bring your ideas, creativity, and let’s get started!

On Fridays at 2:45 PM, campers will present their work at our VLOG Showcase Event!

At the end of the week, campers leave with their projects and a Lavner Camps T-Shirt!

Cost: $519 per week

Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

June 25–29

Co-ed Grades 7–11
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Mornings: Painting and Drawing
This camp will challenge our artists to see and create in pleine aire ( outdoor painting) and Still-life studio design. The students will have an exhibition of their fine art on the last day of camp.

Painting & Drawing only: $265

Afternoons: Printmaking
The week features a variety of printmaking methods. Students explore solar prints, stamping, silkscreen printing, found object prints, and linoleum cuts. They will also work on a printing press. The week culminates in an exciting and colorful exhibition designed and installed by student participants.

Taught by Ms. Phyllis Wright, Middle School and Upper School art teacher

Printmaking Only: $265

Combine and Save!

Painting, Drawing and printmaking: $495

Haute Couture Design Camp

Haute Couture Design Camp

August 6–10

Co-Ed Grades 7–10
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

This summer camp is aimed at students who have an interest in fashion, sewing, design, textiles, and textile art. Students do not have to have any prior experience with sewing or textiles - in fact, it’s better if they come completely fresh! Students will have the ability to choose their own sewing project, using their new-learned skills to select a sewing pattern (from a pre-approved list of simple projects), fabric type and color, fastenings, and embellishments up to a certain budget.

By the end of the week, attendees will have completed their own personal sewing project, chosen from a pre-approved list of simple patterns. Attendees will also have learned essential machine and hand-sewing skills, including:
- How to thread, set up, and use a sewing machine.
- How to sew basic seams.
- How to make sure edges of fabric don’t fray.
- How to safely and effectively use an iron for sewing projects.
- How to identify and choose different types of fabric for different projects.
- How to measure someone up for a garment, if applicable.
- How to read a simple sewing pattern.
- How to pin sewing pattern pieces to fabric and cut out project pieces.
- How to add zips, poppers, buttons and other fastenings to a project.
- How to add embellishments such as beads and embroidery.
- How to finish up a project successfully and neatly.

Cost: $495

Middle School STEM Summer Camps

Grades 5–8

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3 (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–39
July 16–20
July 23–27
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 1–7

At Robotics & Technology Camp, campers will use LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and Lego Mindstorms EV3 to learn the fundamentals of building a wide variety of robots. By learning important principles, campers will acquire the ability to create robots from their imagination, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO® and independent websites. The LEGO Mindstorms EV3r NXT 2.0 and product lines allow for hundreds of possibilities of robots, and each week at camp new ideas and projects are presented. In addition to building, campers learn how to program robots using a computer, and work in teams every step of the way. Every camper participates in ROBOWARS on Friday! Campers will be able to start at a comfortable level.

Three Levels of Camp are available: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced with at least 150 hours of experience

Cost:
$519 full day (9:00 AM–3:00 PM) per week
$329 AM session (9:00–11:30 AM) per week
$329 pm session (1:00–3:00 PM) per week

Next Generation Coding (offered by Lavner Camps)

Next Generation Coding

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
August 6–10

CO-ED GRADES 1–5

Welcome to the amazing world of programming with Scratch, where campers gain great experience with computer science!

Campers use Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab, to create, program, and share projects. Campers code from the backend to create character actions and interactions, in addition to establishing entire interactive adventures and stories.

Scratch uses a programming language that is in easy to understand English and created for its own platform. By moving and combining blocks of code, campers develop their own programs to create super cool animation projects. Campers can also make their animations interactive by including instructions, designing their character’s costumes, adding unique background images and sounds, programming their “sprites” (the objects that perform the actions in the project) to dance, sing, and talk, in addition to other endless possibilities. Campers enjoy customizing projects and using lots of creativity.

Some projects may include a Music Video, an Animated Film, A News Report, a Dance Party, An Asteroids Arcade Game with levels and scoring, A History Quiz Show, A Language Learning Game, A By using Scratch, campers are able to work with a more simplified programming language (compared to other programming languages) to gain an understanding of programming logic and concepts. For campers who want to dive deeper into computer programming, this is a great place to start! Adding to the fun, campers can share projects easily with family and friends by creating their own links!

Each camper will leave camp with at least two projects!

This camp is great for one week or multiple weeks!

COST: $519 PER WEEK

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft (offered by Lavner Camps)

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
July 16–20
July 30–August 3
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 2–7

Stretch your imagination at 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft!

Campers utilize their own creativity, learn and improve their skills, and work individually or collaboratively (on our own private servers) in the same virtual world at this awesome and unique computer camp! Our own servers allow campers to work together on the same projects, creating fun and dynamic group interaction!

Using Minecraft as a learning tool, campers utilize various Minecraft skills to customize and create their own legendary worlds! Campers learn how to customize their own landscapes and explore the benefits and challenges of various biomes. Campers also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like skyscrapers & modern cities, giant tree houses, sports arenas, tunnel ways, haunted houses, sustainable farm systems, medieval & renaissance villages, alien colonies, secret underground cities, entire amusement parks, functional town market, mountain communities, and much more! Campers may also construct famous buildings, landmarks, and structures like the Washington Monument, Great Wall of China, Colosseum, Statue of Liberty, Hollywood sign, Golden Gate Bridge, Tokyo Tower, London Eye, Arc de Triomphe, Stonehenge, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Louvre Museum, Buckingham Palace or structures of their own choosing!

*Projects can include the construction of a train system, roller coaster, and trapdoor/tunnel. Campers can also create worlds that encompass gameplay and a storyline. Campers may choose to work with other campers or on their own, but group participation is highly encouraged.

*This camp is open to campers who are beginners and intermediates at Minecraft. Campers are grouped based upon age and ability. Group requests can be made prior to camp.

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC. If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net. Once this account is purchased, campers have access to their account for use throughout the year. Campers should bring a USB flash drive on their last day of camp so that they can copy their project(s) onto the flash drive for use at home.

Campers may register for one week or multiple weeks, as projects vary from week to week.

*This camp is not affiliated with Minecraft.net, Mojang, AB., and/or Microsoft.
*The functionality of our servers for multi-player use is dependent upon Internet connectivity. At each location, our servers have successfully undergone testing prior to the summer. Although rare, it is possible that external factors may cause an interruption in connectivity during camp. If this occurs, campers will collaborate on projects in single player mode and/or engage in other Minecraft™ learning experiences while connectivity is being restored. Rest assured, there are many “off computer” Minecraft™ activities that supplement learning and are super fun!

Cost: $519 per week

Video Game Design with Apps (offered by Lavner Camps)

Video Game Design with Apps

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 23–27
July 30–August 3

CO-ED GRADES 1–7

At Video Game Design Camp, campers use the program Clickstream Fusion 2.5 to create their own video games for use on computers, and learn how to create game Apps that are compatible with the Android™ and/or iOS devices. Known as one of the best computer camps available, campers come away with added skills, knowledge, and accomplishments!

At this popular Computer Camp, no previous experience is necessary, however more complicated projects are offered to campers based upon their age and ability.

Campers may sign up for one week or multiple weeks, as campers are always engaged in new material by advancing in our curriculum.

*If your child creates an App for the Android™, you may upload the app to your Android™ at home, or the parent may bring in their Android™ on Friday at pickup time for uploading.

*If your child is creating an App for an iOS device, this file will be saved to a CD and you will need to submit it to Apple’s App Store, where publishing is subject to their approval.

COST: $519 PER WEEK

3D Printing & Modeling (offered by Lavner Camps)

3D Printing & Modeling

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 16–20
August 6–10
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 2–7

With a technology that allows us to create and print prototypes wherever a 3D Printer can be plugged in, this industry will change the world we live in.

Using Autodesk 123D Design and cutting-edge 3D printers, our campers have the opportunity to 3D model prototypes, mod existing designs, and print them!

At 3D Printing Camp, campers learn about scalability, and how designs can be easily uploaded and printed for mass consumption. With this in mind, we ask campers to design one main project and other, smaller projects. The main project challenges campers to invent or create a 3D Design Model of a printable tool or item that can improve the lives of many. Campers will print this project. We ask our campers to be creative thinkers, inventors, and game changers, and can’t wait to see all of the amazing projects this summer! Some project ideas may include a variation of a Spork, Canteen, Trail Marker, Tweezers, Cell Phone Case, Mini Survival Kit Case, or something completely new!

COST: $549 PER WEEK


Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker (offered by Lavner Camps)

Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20

Co-ed Grades 4–8

In Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker, campers create incredible games with AWESOME graphics and learn/implement computer programming. Campers are challenged in creativity, design, and programming logic throughout the process of creating fun and exciting games. At camp, campers learn the process of creating a video game including brainstorming, character design, level design, programming, interface design and much more!

Campers begin with learning the GameMaker: Studio software, a software that is suitable for campers of all levels. In addition to professional quality development, the software allows campers to create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a week!

After learning the Graphical User Interface in GameMaker™: Studio, campers begin to plan their game by crafting a storyline and developing characters using the advanced, built-in, digital painting software. Once their characters are created, campers learn about level design and layout floor plans with an easy-to-use, efficient, tiling technique allowing for excellent control and precision. After establishing basic visuals, campers begin to program their character movement and interactions within the game. Campers have the option to either write their own code to power their game, or to utilize easier drag and drop programming.

Cost: $519 per week

National Minecraft Tournament (offered by Lavner Camps)

National Minecraft Tournament

(offered by Lavner Camps)

August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 2–9

Join us to develop your competition skills in Minecraft™ and put them to the ultimate test in local and national tournaments full of action-packed challenges, team play, and fun.

Local competitions consist of tournament events in camp. National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include camp locations such as Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and California!

Spend the mornings learning and developing skills for use in tournament competitions. Tournaments are held every afternoon, with local tournaments taking place Monday through Wednesday and National Tournaments taking place Thursday and Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events
  1. Building Competitions: Which team can work together to create detailed structures containing lots of specifications and functions before the game clock runs out? Use your knowledge of redstone, design skills, and teamwork to make amazing creations.
  2. Arena Competitions: Which team will conquer the others through various events and challenges, establishing rule over the arena?
  3. Mini-Games: Test your speed and hand-eye coordination to win the championship in spleef, parkour, capture the flag, and more!
  4. Survival: When placed in challenging and dangerous environments, which team will survive the longest and gather the most resources? Lots of teamwork and communication is paramount!

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Campers will learn how to work together quickly and efficiently to make AWESOME structures and attempt to beat the clock!

Teamwork: When it’s all on the line in tournament competition, the most important aspect to a team’s success will be how well they can learn to work together throughout the week. Campers will learn that teamwork and communication can go a long way to achieving success.

Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: Improve your skills when creating electrical circuits using Redstone. Redstone will be a vital part of some of the competitions and is lots of fun too!

The Value of Practice: Campers will see first hand how working to develop tournament skills and practicing together as a team in the morning can translate into success in the actual tournaments during the afternoon.

Have Fun: Have a great time working with friends, competing for victories, and mining, jumping, and building your way to the top!

Cost: $519

Spy Tech Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Spy Tech Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 9–13
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 3–7

In our Summer Spy Tech Camps, campers learn how to utilize SPY TECHNOLOGY to acquire information and create defense systems in today’s fast and changing world by monitoring and securing locations using drones, robotic alarms/surveillance, and encryption/decryption of codes. Campers also use Minecraft™ to set up surveillance and model spy games and activities. On the Friday of each week, campers engage in spy challenges and put their newly acquired skills to work!

During the week, in addition to using our digital drone simulator to learn the basics, campers will learn how to utilize and covertly fly actual drones with challenging stipulations, create robots with spy bots and alarm systems, create an underground maze in the subway system of a large Minecraft™ city with active traps that need to be disabled by competing teams, learn how to use a Cipher utilizing Scratch or Python coding to write code languages and decipher them, and engage in fun and action-packed challenges on Friday at our Lavner Spy Games event!

Cost: $549 per week

Robotics with Artificial Intelligence (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics with Artificial Intelligence

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 23–27
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 3–8

At Robotics Camp with Artificial Intelligence, we utilize pre-built robots in order to maximize our (1) coding actions, tendencies, and behaviors, (2) building intelligence through hands-on training with the robots, (3) experimenting with voice commands and communication, and (4) testing our robots in numerous fun and exciting challenges! Campers will meet and work with our amazing robots Cozmo® and Chip™, and will also explore numerous additional computer programs with AI!

Campers experiment with CHiP the robotic dog and Cozmo our friendly robot to gain a fundamental knowledge of how AI is used in creating small pet-like robots with personalities. Campers learn how to program Cozmo using the built-in Code Lab software installed on each tablet. Campers also experiment with our Vertical Programming approach (similar to Scratch) with 3D programming simulation and increased complexity of commands and customization.

Campers with experience in computer programming have the option to utilize Python when working with our more complex programs (designed by our tech department) – the Voice Command Program, the Conversational Speech program, the Intelligence Quiz program and many more!

In teams, campers work with robots on things like Facial Recognition, Conversations Between Humans and Robots, Story-Telling with Expressive Gestures, Recognizing an Intruder, Learning to Dance, Returning to a Charging Station, and Interactive Game Play where the robots get smarter as you go!

Campers will also work with separate computer programs that use AI, where the computer plays you in various games, learns your tendencies, and uses AI to adapt and evolve. Some games include checkers, chess, rock-paper-scissors, number predicting game, and more!

ROBOWARS takes place on the Friday of each camp week! This action-packed tournament allows campers to train and/or control their robots for success in a variety of fun and exciting events!

Learn How Artificial Intelligence Works

Interaction with Intelligent Robots

Real-World Applications

Be a Teacher

Work In A Team

Cost: $549 per week

STEM Camps for Girls: Games, Strategies, Economics

STEM Camps for Girls:
Games, Strategies, Economics

August 13–17

Girls only Grades 5–8

Has your daughter ever managed a network of power plants, bidding for contracts and carefully watching the oil and coal markets to turn a profit? Has she scrutinized the trade off between replanting heirloom seeds to increase crop yields and selling them to hire more labor? We understand the importance of strategic thinking, planning ahead, and decision analysis for our children, but struggle to provide them authentic opportunities to practice these skills. In the Stuart Strategy Camp, girls are given the chance to manage a business, a farm, a city, a household, a port town, a factory, and more as they learn the basics of game theory, tactics, and analysis. Nestled in the same town that was home to John Nash himself, our campers make trades, invest resources, hire workers, and master articulate strategy through games that are accessible, entertaining, and most importantly, fun!

Instructor: Sean Malloy, Middle and Upper School finance and math teacher

Cost: $495

STEM Camps for Girls: A Journey Through Space and Time

STEM Camps for Girls:
A Journey Through Space & Time

July 23–27

Girls only Grades 5–8
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Join us as we explore the fascinating opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Some of the exciting topics we will explore include: how to deal with a disease outbreak in the Amazon, discovering how technology and DNA can be used to solve mysteries, exploring the possibilities of cloning, designing, and building a real-life Jurassic Park, and how the effect of weightlessness in space opens new opportunities for discovery of technology, the human body, and disease. During this workshop girls will use their creativity and innovative techniques to complete design projects involving hands-on investigations and data collection. We will explore the areas of computer modeling, microbiology, materials science, finance, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, math, and engineering. By applying their knowledge across many STEM disciplines and concepts, girls will hone their analytical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills to solve real-world problems.

Instructor: Julia Britt, Upper School Science Teacher

Cost: $495

STEM Camps for Girls: Design, Engineering and Exploration: Maker Camp

STEM Camps for Girls:
Design, Engineering and Exploration
Maker Camp

July 9–13

Girls only Grades 5–8
9:00 Am–3:00 PM

In this week long camp, embrace your inner maker. During the week, learn about the design process and the Maker Revolution. Discover how 3D printing, Laser Engraving and Circuits work. Explore DIY technology, get your hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Taught by Stuart's Middle and Upper School technology innovation specialists

Cost: $495

STEM Camps for Girls: Physics of Land, Air and Sea

STEM Camps for Girls: Physics of Land, Air and Sea

July 30–August 3

Girls only Grades 5–8

Let's answer these questions:
How does a frisbee fly?
How do we sail?
How do water skis stay up?
How does steam power big machinery?
Why did the Tacoma Bridge collapse?
How do musical instruments work?
Why is the sky blue and the grass green?
What is constant speed?
What is Newton's Law?
Can you make a lemon battery?

Instructor: Anna Kachmarski

Cost: $495

STEM Camps for Girls: Robotics, Robotics, Let Me Count the Ways!

STEM Camps for Girls:
Robotics, Robotics, Let Me Count the Ways!

July 16–20

Girls only Grades 5–8
9:00 Am–3:30 PM

The 21st Century has seen an explosion in the use of technology in every field of science. One of the leading tools of the technology revolution is the use of robotics. Come experience a hands-on investigative journey of the use of robotics in the fields of space science and exploration, physics, and biology. Your daughter will have the opportunity to build, code, create, and use robots to discover uncharted and unexplored extraterrestrial lands, design the best ears for echolocation, and solve a real world physics challenge.

Instructor: Allison Kohler, Middle School science teacher

Cost: $495

STEM Camps for Girls: Courageous Creators and Collaborators

STEM Camps for Girls:
Courageous Creators and Collaborators

July 9–13

Girls only Grades 5–8
9:00 Am–3:00 PM

During this one-week exploration girls will work together to create structures, solve problems, and program. We will collaborate in pairs and in larger groups to create wind turbines, zip lines, and robots. The girls will use technologies such as Lego® WeDo Robotics, Scratch, and LittleBits. Throughout the camp these young women will showcase their skills as courageous creators and collaborators.

Instructor: Roshni Patel

Cost: $375

STEM Camps for Girls: Anatomy and Physiology, Operation Scalpel!

STEM Camps for Girls:
Anatomy and Physiology, Operation Scalpel!

August 6–10

Girls only Grades 6–8
9:00 Am–3:00 PM

Why does an earthworm have five hearts? What organs do I share with a frog? What gets my pulse racing? Learn the answers to these questions and more by comparatively studying the anatomy and physiology of some of the organs that make us tick. Girls will learn how to dissect whole organisms as well as the brain, eye, and heart of various mammals. They will also perform some scientific tests to see how their own organs function.

Instructor: Jason Bink, Stuart biology teacher

Cost: $495

Robotics with VEX IQ (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics with VEX IQ

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 30–August 3
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 5–9

If you are looking for a more ADVANCED ROBOTICS Camp in New Jersey, this camp is for you!

Using VEX® IQ, this camp offers the NEXT LEVEL of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows campers to build more complex robots with more motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, better sensors, and enhanced controllability. Additionally, VEX® IQ has large, flexible pieces that allow for the construction of bigger, more sophisticated robots.

Not only do VEX® IQ robots have advanced parts, they also make use of both a vertical programing language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives campers experience using the same programs used by middle and high school (and even college) robotics teams across the country!

With complex parts and a higher level of coding, campers are challenged to utilize strong building skills and truly develop their acuity for mechanics, engineering, and logic.

Some important concepts learned through hands-on experience are force and motion, design and problem solving, mechanical advantage, gear ratios, circumference and arcs, pulley systems, teamwork, and lots more…

Campers are divided into teams and complete numerous projects within our curriculum each week. Some robots campers can build include the Clawbot IQ, Armbot IQ, V-Rex, Ike, Linq, Slick, Allie, Stretch, Kiwi Drive Bot, Quadruped, and Speed Build Bot. Campers utilize their robots to complete assigned challenges, and compete in a camp-held Robotics Tournament at the end of each week! Teamwork and collaboration are strongly emphasized at camp!

Cost: $549 per week

Computer Programming with Python (offered by Lavner Camps)

Computer Programming with Python

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Did you know that sites like YouTube, Dropbox, and Instagram are coded in Python? If you want to create your own site and share your innovation with the world, it is time to start learning Python!

In this computer programming camp, campers learn to code cool graphics, games, and programs! Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python, coders can often write code more quickly, allowing them to produce greater project results in a shorter period of time. Our students learn new programming concepts and skills, develop logical thinking, and code impressive and entertaining projects!

*No prior programming experience is required, but previous background in Scratch, Python or other programming languages is encouraged. At the end of camp, campers bring a USB to camp to have their projects copied. Campers are shown how to install Eclipse and continue their coding projects at home.

Cost: $519 per week

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding (offered by Lavner Camps)

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 23–27
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Are you an experienced Minecrafter and want to learn advanced skills in Minecraft and gain exposure to programming mods in Java? If so, check out our Elite Skills in Minecraft™ Camp!

While working in single player and multiplayer, campers can take their skills to the next level and have a blast engaging in fun projects in a social setting. In multiplayer, students work in teams to complete projects and participate in adventures and competitions. Campers also learn how to program mods using Java, install mods, use survival skills in difficult environments, scratch craft items from recipes, utilize Redstone at more advanced levels, and participate in weekly Friday tournaments which feature difficult and challenging events to test camper skills and provide lots of excitement!

As the main project at camp, campers operate in a customized survival map where teams of campers work together to survive and solve mysteries in a world with challenges and hostile conditions. Camper teams may create things like shelters, transportation systems, waterways, alarm monitored homes, artificial intelligent systems, and more while solving challenges and mysteries within their environment. These projects challenge our campers to plan strategically to establish and optimize a thriving community on their map. Camp teams utilize Redstone to enhance their structures and survival capabilities and also scratch craft items to help them along the way!

Campers also program mods using JavaTM to put into Minecraft worlds.At the end of the week, campers engage in a Friday tournament to show off their skills and celebrate by presenting a laser show using Redstone!

*Campers should have a strong understanding of building, designing, the use of Redstone, installing mods (not programming mods using JavaTM) and customizing maps before participating in this camp.
*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC.

Cost: $519 per week

Programming with Java (offered by Lavner Camps)

Programming with Java

(Operated by Lavner Camps)

July 23–27
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Create The Next … By learning Java, you can create the next great thing in technology!

This computer programming camp immerses campers in Java, the popular operating software used on billions of devices worldwide! Campers learn about the logic, planning, and calculations that go into building Java programs, sharpen skills in planning, problem solving, and of course… computer programming!

While working one “small” project and one “large” project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code from the backend. Projects may include programming an Action Adventure Game, a Tic-Tac-Toe Game, a “Post It” Notes Program, A Homework Scheduling Optimization Calendar, A Virtual Candy Machine and additional Graphical Features!

*No prior programming experience is required, but previous background in Scratch, Python or other programming languages is encouraged. At the end of camp, campers bring a USB to camp to have their projects copied. Campers are shown how to install Eclipse and continue their coding projects at home.


Cost: $549 per week

Middle School Academic Summer Camps

Grades 5–8

Are You Ready for Algebra?

Are You Ready for Algebra?

August 6–10
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 7–9
8:45–11:45 aM

Open to students preparing for Algebra 1.
Register for one or both weeks.

Week 1: A good fit for students who have taken Pre-Algebra, 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math, or 8th Grade Math — We will review fundamental topics from Pre-Algebra including but not limited to the language of algebra, operations with integers, decimals and fractions, order of operations, least common multiples, greatest common factors, factors powers and roots, and percentages.

Week 2: A good fit for students who completed week 1, or who have taken Algebra 1 Part 1 — We will cover topics including, but not limited to solving algebraic equations, working with algebraic expressions, estimating, solving proportions, working with linear equations, slope, and possibly polynomials. Students are encouraged to take the Get Organized Camp in the afternoon from noon- 3:00 pm

Instructors: Amelia Sked and Joseph Hurford, Stuart math teachers

Cost: $305 per week

Algebra in Review

Algebra in Review

August 6–10
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 8–10
12:30–3:30 PM

Open to students who have completed Algebra 1.
Register for one or both weeks.

For students who have completed Algebra and are preparing for Algebra II can review the skills that they will need for an easy transition to the class in September 2016. Students will need a graphing calculator to visualize concepts and gain experience fitting lines to data.. Class work and review at home on your own will help each student gain confidence

Week 1: A good fit for students who have completed Algebra 1 Part 1 Honors, Algebra 1, or Geometry — We will review the main topics from Algebra 1, including a review of order of operations, operations with integers, fractions and decimals, solving and simplifying algebraic equations and expressions, working with inequalities, radicals, and graphing functions.

Week 2: A good fit for students who have completed week 1, Algebra 1, or Geometry — We will continue to work with functions, write and graph equations of lines, including working with slope, systems of equations and inequalities, work with exponents and polynomial functions, factor quadratic equations, solve quadratic equations, and possibly work with rational expressions.

Instructor: Joseph Hurford, Stuart Mathematics Department Faculty Member

COST: $305 PER WEEK

Middle School "Get Organized" Camp

Middle School "Get Organized" Camp

August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 5–8
12:30–3:30 PM

Do you want to get organized for the beginning of the year? During this workshop, Middle School students in Grades 5–8 will learn to work with their own unique style of learning to layout homework strategies, decide when it’s best to study and the best place to get work done. They’ll get a jump on the school year by developing a homework plan for the year ahead. Students “get organized” and will be well prepared to start the new academic school year!

Instructor: Sheila Schnell, Former Stuart Faculty Member

Cost: $305

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart

July 9–July 27

Co-ed Ages 5–12
8:45 AM–4:00 PM
For information, and to register visit GiftedStudy.org

Summer Sports Camps for Girls

Grades K–9

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 16–20

Girls only Grades 3–9

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

Cost: $260

Tennis Camp for Girls

Tennis Camp for Girls

July 16–20

girls only Grades K–5
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Serve up an ace at Stuart's tennis camps this summer! Your child will enjoy quality instruction in the basics and skill development of tennis while having a great time with friends. Katherine Stoltenberg, the varsity tennis coach at Stuart, boasts a staff of current high school tennis players and the most-up-to-date techniques, drills, and games. Each day, prizes are won for skill development challenges in forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads and serves, and every camper will go home with their own can of tennis balls to continue practicing over the summer.

Instructor: Katherine Gibson, Varsity Tennis Coach

Cost: $260

Basketball Camp for Girls

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 23–27

girls only Grades 3–9
12:30–3:30 PM

Stuart's basketball camp offers the highest level of coaching in the area. This year’s staff includes current and former varsity, collegiate and professional coaches. Last year's camp even included an appearance by a current NBA coach. We look forward to fun filled weeks of camp full of learning and competition for all ages and abilities.

Instructor: Justin Leith, Athletic Director and Stuart Head Basketball Coach

About the Coach

Justin Leith comes to Stuart from The Asheville School in North Carolina where he was the associate director of athletics, and admissions officer, varsity boys’ basketball coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach for all sports. As a S&C and Basketball Coach just has worked with girls and boys at all levels, from student athletes striving to make the team, to high school All-Americans preparing for Division I, II and III athletics in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, soccer, football, and more. Mr. Leith has also worked with many high-level professional athletes. Previously, he was the strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ.

Mr. Leith’s stellar basketball career includes playing professionally in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America from 2008–2011. In 2009, he was invited to summer workouts with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and was also selected to represent Jamaica for the national team. Mr. Leith attended at Merrimack College where he scored over 1500 points and pulled down over 700 rebounds. For his accomplishments, he was a three-time All-Conference selection and an honorable mention All-American. In high school Mr. Leith was a standout player at Princeton Day School, helping the Panthers win two state championships and was NJ Prep Player of the Year, scoring over 1,400 points with a record 830 points as a senior.

Cost: $260

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

July 23–27

Girls only Grades 3–9
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Lacrosse Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

For all of our Girls Sports Camps, join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week (or two) of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Cost: $260

Grades 9–12

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Upper School Arts Camps

Up to Grade 11

Digital Fashion Design Camp (offered by Lavner Camps)

Digital Fashion Design Camp

(offered by Lavner Camps)

June 25–29
July 16–20
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 5–9

Design with a focus on digital design and wearable technology! At Digital Fashion Design camp, campers utilize Adobe Illustrator to design a personalized tote bag and a summer dress or fall jacket! In addition, campers utilize digital design to strategically place pockets, secret compartments, and passageways for phones, iPads, iPods, earphone buds/wires and more!

Once the design work is complete, campers print their designs out for use when constructing each project. Campers learn and use a sewing machine to construct their projects, and have a wide variety of fabric options to choose from! Campers may also utilize some hand sewing to refine their projects.

Campers begin with a personalized tote bag for the beach, grocery store, gym, or just a fashionable outing with friends. Campers design and construct the bag, and leave room to personalize it with their initials, name, or designer name. With such a sizable bag, a secret compartment will be developed to store various technology devices!

After the tote bag is complete, campers move on to creating either a summer dress or a fall jacket! Campers will learn about the latest trends and discuss project ideas for inspiration before designing. Once campers have their vision, it’s on to digital design, and then to construction of their summer dress or fall jacket!

Once complete, campers will choreograph and prepare for a Friday fashion show around 2:45pm (parents, siblings, and grandparents are invited!)

All sewing machines and materials are provided. Please bring a USB to download all design files on Friday.

*Campers are welcome to bring in measurements of their tech devices (sufficient measurements include height, width, length, weight) or the actual devices themselves, only for the use of designing their projects. If bringing in actual tech devices, the devices should be labeled with the camper’s name. As a reminder, the camp is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property.

Cost: $519 per week

Minecraft Channel for YouTube (offered by Lavner Camps)

Minecraft Channel for YouTube

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 5–9

Do you want to be a YouTube® caster, have your own Minecraft™ YouTube® Channel, and Vlog like a pro?! Or, maybe you have some experience driving content on YouTube®, but want to improve your skills? If so, whether a beginner or seasoned YouTuber, join us to take your digital movie production skills to the next level!

At Minecraft™ Channel for YouTube® Camp, campers will learn many aspects of the digital movie production industry – ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, screen captures, special effects, strategies to promote your channel, gaining likes and shares, and lots more! Campers gain experience with OpenShot™ Video Editor and OBS Studio software, and we’ll even provide them with a headset for their show.

While gaining hands-on experience, campers will be placed into teams and create their very own concept for a Minecraft™ YouTube® channel. Some project ideas include Let’s Plays, Walkthroughs, Mod Reviews, PvP Tips, and How To’s! Pretty awesome, right? What’s even more fun is that you get to do it in a camp setting and collaborate with other aspiring YouTubers!

Bring your ideas, creativity, and let’s get started!

On Fridays at 2:45pm, campers present their work at our VLOG Showcase Event!

At the end of the week, campers leave with their projects and a Lavner Camps T-Shirt!

Cost: $519 per week

Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

June 25–29

Co-ed Grades 7–11
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Mornings: Painting and Drawing
This camp will challenge our artists to see and create in pleine aire ( outdoor painting) and Still-life studio design. The students will have an exhibition of their fine art on the last day of camp.

Painting & Drawing only: $265

Afternoons: Printmaking
The week features a variety of printmaking methods. Students explore solar prints, stamping, silkscreen printing, found object prints, and linoleum cuts. They will also work on a printing press. The week culminates in an exciting and colorful exhibition designed and installed by student participants.

Taught by Ms. Phyllis Wright, Middle School and Upper School art teacher

Printmaking Only: $265

Combine and Save!

Painting, Drawing and printmaking: $495

Haute Couture Design Camp

Haute Couture Design Camp

August 6–10

Co-Ed Grades 7–10
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

This summer camp is aimed at students who have an interest in fashion, sewing, design, textiles, and textile art. Students do not have to have any prior experience with sewing or textiles - in fact, it’s better if they come completely fresh! Students will have the ability to choose their own sewing project, using their new-learned skills to select a sewing pattern (from a pre-approved list of simple projects), fabric type and color, fastenings, and embellishments up to a certain budget.

By the end of the week, attendees will have completed their own personal sewing project, chosen from a pre-approved list of simple patterns. Attendees will also have learned essential machine and hand-sewing skills, including:
- How to thread, set up, and use a sewing machine.
- How to sew basic seams.
- How to make sure edges of fabric don’t fray.
- How to safely and effectively use an iron for sewing projects.
- How to identify and choose different types of fabric for different projects.
- How to measure someone up for a garment, if applicable.
- How to read a simple sewing pattern.
- How to pin sewing pattern pieces to fabric and cut out project pieces.
- How to add zips, poppers, buttons and other fastenings to a project.
- How to add embellishments such as beads and embroidery.
- How to finish up a project successfully and neatly.

Cost: $495

Teen Audition Camp

Teen Audition Camp

June 25–29

Co-ed Grades 9–12
9:00 AM–3:00 PM


Cost: $495 per week

Upper School STEM Camps

Up to Grade 9

National Minecraft Tournament (offered by Lavner Camps)

National Minecraft Tournament

(offered by Lavner Camps)

August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 2–9

Join us to develop your competition skills in Minecraft™ and put them to the ultimate test in local and national tournaments full of action-packed challenges, team play, and fun.

Local competitions consist of tournament events in camp. National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include camp locations such as Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and California!

Spend the mornings learning and developing skills for use in tournament competitions. Tournaments are held every afternoon, with local tournaments taking place Monday through Wednesday and National Tournaments taking place Thursday and Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events
  1. Building Competitions: Which team can work together to create detailed structures containing lots of specifications and functions before the game clock runs out? Use your knowledge of redstone, design skills, and teamwork to make amazing creations.
  2. Arena Competitions: Which team will conquer the others through various events and challenges, establishing rule over the arena?
  3. Mini-Games: Test your speed and hand-eye coordination to win the championship in spleef, parkour, capture the flag, and more!
  4. Survival: When placed in challenging and dangerous environments, which team will survive the longest and gather the most resources? Lots of teamwork and communication is paramount!

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Campers will learn how to work together quickly and efficiently to make AWESOME structures and attempt to beat the clock!

Teamwork: When it’s all on the line in tournament competition, the most important aspect to a team’s success will be how well they can learn to work together throughout the week. Campers will learn that teamwork and communication can go a long way to achieving success.

Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: Improve your skills when creating electrical circuits using Redstone. Redstone will be a vital part of some of the competitions and is lots of fun too!

The Value of Practice: Campers will see first hand how working to develop tournament skills and practicing together as a team in the morning can translate into success in the actual tournaments during the afternoon.

Have Fun: Have a great time working with friends, competing for victories, and mining, jumping, and building your way to the top!

Cost: $519

Robotics with VEX IQ (offered by Lavner Camps)

Robotics with VEX IQ

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 30–August 3
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 5–9

If you are looking for a more ADVANCED ROBOTICS Camp in New Jersey, this camp is for you!

Using VEX® IQ, this camp offers the NEXT LEVEL of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows campers to build more complex robots with more motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, better sensors, and enhanced controllability. Additionally, VEX® IQ has large, flexible pieces that allow for the construction of bigger, more sophisticated robots.

Not only do VEX® IQ robots have advanced parts, they also make use of both a vertical programing language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives campers experience using the same programs used by middle and high school (and even college) robotics teams across the country!

With complex parts and a higher level of coding, campers are challenged to utilize strong building skills and truly develop their acuity for mechanics, engineering, and logic.

Some important concepts learned through hands-on experience are force and motion, design and problem solving, mechanical advantage, gear ratios, circumference and arcs, pulley systems, teamwork, and lots more…

Campers are divided into teams and complete numerous projects within our curriculum each week. Some robots campers can build include the Clawbot IQ, Armbot IQ, V-Rex, Ike, Linq, Slick, Allie, Stretch, Kiwi Drive Bot, Quadruped, and Speed Build Bot. Campers utilize their robots to complete assigned challenges, and compete in a camp-held Robotics Tournament at the end of each week! Teamwork and collaboration are strongly emphasized at camp!

Cost: $549 per week

Computer Programming with Python (offered by Lavner Camps)

Computer Programming with Python

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 16–20
July 30–August 3

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Did you know that sites like YouTube, Dropbox, and Instagram are coded in Python? If you want to create your own site and share your innovation with the world, it is time to start learning Python!

In this computer programming camp, campers learn to code cool graphics, games, and programs! Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python, coders can often write code more quickly, allowing them to produce greater project results in a shorter period of time. Our students learn new programming concepts and skills, develop logical thinking, and code impressive and entertaining projects!

*No prior programming experience is required, but previous background in Scratch, Python or other programming languages is encouraged. At the end of camp, campers bring a USB to camp to have their projects copied. Campers are shown how to install Eclipse and continue their coding projects at home.

Cost: $519 per week

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding (offered by Lavner Camps)

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding

(offered by Lavner Camps)

July 9–13
July 23–27
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Are you an experienced Minecrafter and want to learn advanced skills in Minecraft and gain exposure to programming mods in Java? If so, check out our Elite Skills in Minecraft™ Camp!

While working in single player and multiplayer, campers can take their skills to the next level and have a blast engaging in fun projects in a social setting. In multiplayer, students work in teams to complete projects and participate in adventures and competitions. Campers also learn how to program mods using Java, install mods, use survival skills in difficult environments, scratch craft items from recipes, utilize Redstone at more advanced levels, and participate in weekly Friday tournaments which feature difficult and challenging events to test camper skills and provide lots of excitement!

As the main project at camp, campers operate in a customized survival map where teams of campers work together to survive and solve mysteries in a world with challenges and hostile conditions. Camper teams may create things like shelters, transportation systems, waterways, alarm monitored homes, artificial intelligent systems, and more while solving challenges and mysteries within their environment. These projects challenge our campers to plan strategically to establish and optimize a thriving community on their map. Camp teams utilize Redstone to enhance their structures and survival capabilities and also scratch craft items to help them along the way!

Campers also program mods using JavaTM to put into Minecraft worlds.At the end of the week, campers engage in a Friday tournament to show off their skills and celebrate by presenting a laser show using Redstone!

*Campers should have a strong understanding of building, designing, the use of Redstone, installing mods (not programming mods using JavaTM) and customizing maps before participating in this camp.
*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC.

Cost: $519 per week

Programming with Java (offered by Lavner Camps)

Programming with Java

(Operated by Lavner Camps)

July 23–27
August 6–10

Co-ed Grades 6–9

Create The Next … By learning Java, you can create the next great thing in technology!

This computer programming camp immerses campers in Java, the popular operating software used on billions of devices worldwide! Campers learn about the logic, planning, and calculations that go into building Java programs, sharpen skills in planning, problem solving, and of course… computer programming!

While working one “small” project and one “large” project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code from the backend. Projects may include programming an Action Adventure Game, a Tic-Tac-Toe Game, a “Post It” Notes Program, A Homework Scheduling Optimization Calendar, A Virtual Candy Machine and additional Graphical Features!

*No prior programming experience is required, but previous background in Scratch, Python or other programming languages is encouraged. At the end of camp, campers bring a USB to camp to have their projects copied. Campers are shown how to install Eclipse and continue their coding projects at home.


Cost: $549 per week

Upper School Academic Camps

Up to Grade 12

Are You Ready for Algebra?

Are You Ready for Algebra?

August 6–10
August 13–17

Co-ed Grades 7–9
8:45–11:45 aM

Open to students preparing for Algebra 1.
Register for one or both weeks.

Week 1: A good fit for students who have taken Pre-Algebra, 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math, or 8th Grade Math — We will review fundamental topics from Pre-Algebra including but not limited to the language of algebra, operations with integers, decimals and fractions, order of operations, least common multiples, greatest common factors, factors powers and roots, and percentages.

Week 2: A good fit for students who completed week 1, or who have taken Algebra 1 Part 1 — We will cover topics including, but not limited to solving algebraic equations, working with algebraic expressions, estimating, solving proportions, working with linear equations, slope, and possibly polynomials. Students are encouraged to take the Get Organized Camp in the afternoon from noon- 3:00 pm

Instructors: Amelia Sked and Joseph Hurford, Stuart math teachers

Cost: $305 per week

Algebra in Review

Algebra in Review

August 6–10
August 13–17

CO-ED GRADES 8–10
12:30–3:30 PM

Open to students who have completed Algebra 1.
Register for one or both weeks.

For students who have completed Algebra and are preparing for Algebra II can review the skills that they will need for an easy transition to the class in September 2016. Students will need a graphing calculator to visualize concepts and gain experience fitting lines to data.. Class work and review at home on your own will help each student gain confidence

Week 1: A good fit for students who have completed Algebra 1 Part 1 Honors, Algebra 1, or Geometry — We will review the main topics from Algebra 1, including a review of order of operations, operations with integers, fractions and decimals, solving and simplifying algebraic equations and expressions, working with inequalities, radicals, and graphing functions.

Week 2: A good fit for students who have completed week 1, Algebra 1, or Geometry — We will continue to work with functions, write and graph equations of lines, including working with slope, systems of equations and inequalities, work with exponents and polynomial functions, factor quadratic equations, solve quadratic equations, and possibly work with rational expressions.

Instructor: Joseph Hurford, Stuart Mathematics Department Faculty Member

COST: $305 PER WEEK

Sports Camps for Girls

Up to Grade 9

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 16–20

Girls only Grades 3–9

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

Cost: $260

Basketball Camp for Girls

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 23–27

girls only Grades 3–9
12:30–3:30 PM

Stuart's basketball camp offers the highest level of coaching in the area. This year’s staff includes current and former varsity, collegiate and professional coaches. Last year's camp even included an appearance by a current NBA coach. We look forward to fun filled weeks of camp full of learning and competition for all ages and abilities.

Instructor: Justin Leith, Athletic Director and Stuart Head Basketball Coach

About the Coach

Justin Leith comes to Stuart from The Asheville School in North Carolina where he was the associate director of athletics, and admissions officer, varsity boys’ basketball coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach for all sports. As a S&C and Basketball Coach just has worked with girls and boys at all levels, from student athletes striving to make the team, to high school All-Americans preparing for Division I, II and III athletics in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, soccer, football, and more. Mr. Leith has also worked with many high-level professional athletes. Previously, he was the strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ.

Mr. Leith’s stellar basketball career includes playing professionally in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America from 2008–2011. In 2009, he was invited to summer workouts with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and was also selected to represent Jamaica for the national team. Mr. Leith attended at Merrimack College where he scored over 1500 points and pulled down over 700 rebounds. For his accomplishments, he was a three-time All-Conference selection and an honorable mention All-American. In high school Mr. Leith was a standout player at Princeton Day School, helping the Panthers win two state championships and was NJ Prep Player of the Year, scoring over 1,400 points with a record 830 points as a senior.

Cost: $260

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

Lacrosse Camp for Girls

July 23–27

Girls only Grades 3–9
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Instructor: Missy Bruvik, Varsity Lacrosse Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletic program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the Hockey program for 24 years and the Lacrosse program for 10 years.

Selected by the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey of the Decade, Missy has coached the U-16 and U -19 Garden State Field Hockey teams and has been recognized as the State and County Coach of the Year multiple times in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Missy's impressive coaching statistics include over 200 wins in Field Hockey, four Mercer County Field Hockey Titles, ten NJ State Field Hockey Titles and 6 NJ State Lacrosse titles.

A tremendous athlete, Bruvik has been inducted into the Princeton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. She has held game, season and career scoring records for PHS Field Hockey, and still has the distinction of holding game season and scoring records for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton High School.

For all of our Girls Sports Camps, join Stuart’s experienced and outstanding coaching staff for a fun-filled week (or two) of learning new skills, and practicing team play and individual drills. New and experienced players will be grouped by skill level. Girls of all levels are encouraged and welcome to attend. Everyone will have a great time preparing for the season … and a lifetime of sports.

Cost: $260

Before and After Camp Care

Before camp care is offered every day beginning at 8:00 AM and after camp care is offered every day until 6:00 PM. Sign up per diem or for the week when you register.

Sign up for lunch at camp

Stuart is happy to offer lunch all summer long as an option for all campers beginning June 19! Simply choose the lunch as an option when you register for a week of camp.

Registration, changes and cancellation policy

Registration, changes and cancellation policy

Registration for camps and camp options is completed via our web site and credit card payment is required at the time of registration. If space allows, we can switch a week of camp for you up at no charge until May 1, 2018. After May 1, a fee of $25 will be incurred for any date changes. Requests may be accommodated if space is available. Cancellation and refunds are only possible if Stuart determines that there are not sufficient numbers to offer a camp. A one-time registration fee of $20 is required for each camper.

Contact

Anne Pierpont
Director of Auxiliary Programs
609.921.2330 x4118

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