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2019 Summer Camps in Princeton at Stuart

Click on the appropriate age group below, and then camp names for details. Stuart camps are taught by Stuart faculty and coaches. Before/after camp care and lunch are available. 
 
Sibling Discount!
a variable Sibling discount will be applied at camp checkout.
 

Ages 2–5

Preschool Summer Camps

Taught by stuart country day school faculty

Camp Stuart for Boys and Girls (Ages 2-5)

Camp Stuart

June 17 through August 9 (register for one or multiple weeks)

No camp July 1–5

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. In keeping with the age guideline for enrollment at Stuart, our youngest campers must be turning two by October 1, 2019 and are encouraged to spend time in the Early Childhood classroom with Mrs. Scheuerman  before deciding  to enroll for the 5-day or 3-day camp. Please email Anne Pierpont Director of Auxiliary Programs at Stuart  to set up a visit at apierpont@stuartschool.org. 

All of our campers engage in a variety of special Stuart activities including arts and crafts, hikes on our nature trail, music, reading stories, water fun, engineering, drama, and of course, a lot 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  will vary each month and are led  by Stuart’s outstanding Early Childhood faculty. Camp Stuart is the best way to spend the summer learning and playing! 

Camp themes include: Tiny toes in the sand; We are family–learning about ourselves and our community; and, Moving and Grooving–Learning about our bodies and how to stay fit and strong.

Faculty to camper ratio 1:7
Eileen Scheurman, Director
Early Childhood faculty member at Stuart

Camp Pricing

 

Five Days Per Week
Full Day
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$500 Per Week
Morning Program Only
9:00 AM–1:00 PM:
$400 Per Week
 

LUNCH PLAN:
$25 PER WEEK

 


Three Days Per Week
Full Day
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$310 Per Week
Morning Program Only
9:00 AM–1:00 PM:
$245 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

Junior Academic Academy for Girls (JK & Kindergarten)

Junior Academic Academy for Girls

Six one-week sessions
June 24–28 and July 8–August 9

for girls entering Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

This camp, like all Stuart summer camps, is open to Stuart girls and non-Stuart girls alike.

Morning Session
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Centered on play-based learning, the Stuart Academy  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.

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 her future classroom and instill in her a sense of confidence for the first day of school in September! 

Afternoon Session
12:30–3:00 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! Weekly themes and descriptions can be found below: 

Week 1 Theme: Millie’s Outdoor Explorers 
Head to a new classroom: the great outdoors! Work in the Stuart stream and discover native wildlife,  all while navigating the beautiful 55 acres the Stuart campus has to offer. Storytelling, fort building, and traveling around the nature trail is not to be missed! 

Week 2 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 3 Theme: Millie’s Bakers
The Friendship Bakery opens again! Learn a new recipe each day and bake it in our very own kitchen. Sell your baked goods to the Stuart community and take yummy treats home each day. Deliciousness awaits! 

Week 4 Theme: Millie’s Artists
Want to learn more about photography? Drama? Music? Dance? This is the week for you! Learn short choreography routines, songs, plays, and spend some time photographing the world around you. Complete with a talent share on Friday, the artistic community shines at Stuart!

Week 5 Theme: Millie’s All Star Athletes
From soccer to kickball to adventures on the rock wall, Millie’s All Star Athletes will have the opportunity to collaborate in team activities and games. Favorite games include The Blob, Horse Basketball Challenges and Freeze Tag! 

Week 6 Theme: Millie’s Makers
The possibilities are endless with Millie’s Makers! Enjoy sewing activities, arts & crafts, STEM challenges, and visits to the MakerSpace during this exciting week. If you like to design and create, this week is for you! 

Camp Pricing:

All Day Program
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$500/week
Morning Only
9:00 AM–12:00 PM:
$270/week
Afternoon Only
12:00–3:00 PM:
$270/week

Lunch:
$38/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

StuArts Summer Arts Camp (co-ed)

taught by Stuart Country Day School Faculty

StuArts Camp for Boys and Girls (Grades K-4)

StuArts Camp

June 11–14 and June 17–21

Co-ed Grades K–4
9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Do You Love to dance? Do you love to paint, draw or build sculpture? Then come to StuArts Camp this summer! During this two-week camp, boys and girls will combine visual and performing arts in preparation for a weekly performance or exhibit. Students may enroll for one or two weeks. Each week will have a different cultural theme and will explore the food, songs, dance, theater and art from each culture. The week of June 17- 21 will include a field trip to a local museum and a dance party.

Cost:
$500/week

 

#LEADLIKEAGIRL Summer Camps for Girls

Taught by Stuart country day school Faculty & varsity coaches

Junior Academic Academy for Girls (JK & Kindergarten)

Junior Academic Academy for Girls

Six one-week sessions
June 24–28 and July 8–August 9

for girls entering Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

This camp, like all Stuart summer camps, is open to Stuart girls and non-Stuart girls alike.

Morning Session
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Centered on play-based learning, the Stuart Academy  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.

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 her future classroom and instill in her a sense of confidence for the first day of school in September! 

Afternoon Session
12:30–3:00 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! Weekly themes and descriptions can be found below: 

Week 1 Theme: Millie’s Outdoor Explorers 
Head to a new classroom: the great outdoors! Work in the Stuart stream and discover native wildlife,  all while navigating the beautiful 55 acres the Stuart campus has to offer. Storytelling, fort building, and traveling around the nature trail is not to be missed! 

Week 2 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 3 Theme: Millie’s Bakers
The Friendship Bakery opens again! Learn a new recipe each day and bake it in our very own kitchen. Sell your baked goods to the Stuart community and take yummy treats home each day. Deliciousness awaits! 

Week 4 Theme: Millie’s Artists
Want to learn more about photography? Drama? Music? Dance? This is the week for you! Learn short choreography routines, songs, plays, and spend some time photographing the world around you. Complete with a talent share on Friday, the artistic community shines at Stuart!

Week 5 Theme: Millie’s All Star Athletes
From soccer to kickball to adventures on the rock wall, Millie’s All Star Athletes will have the opportunity to collaborate in team activities and games. Favorite games include The Blob, Horse Basketball Challenges and Freeze Tag! 

Week 6 Theme: Millie’s Makers
The possibilities are endless with Millie’s Makers! Enjoy sewing activities, arts & crafts, STEM challenges, and visits to the MakerSpace during this exciting week. If you like to design and create, this week is for you! 

Camp Pricing:

All Day Program
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$500/week
Morning Only
9:00 AM–12:00 PM:
$270/week
Afternoon Only
12:00–3:00 PM:
$270/week

Lunch:
$38/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

Academic Academy for Girls (Grades 1–4)

Academic Academy for Girls

Six one-week sessions

June 24–28 and
July 8–August 9

For girls entering grades 1–4

The Summer Academic Program at Stuart is designed to meet each student’s 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 (of fluency games, games of strategy, and games of chance), and fictional story writing (fractured fairy tales). This camp is open to Stuart girls and non-Stuart girls alike.

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! Weekly themes and descriptions can be found below: 

 

Week 1 Theme: Millie’s Outdoor Explorers 
Head to a new classroom: the great outdoors! Work in the Stuart stream and discover native wildlife,  all while navigating the beautiful 55 acres the Stuart campus has to offer. Storytelling, fort building, and traveling around the nature trail is not to be missed! 

Week 2 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 3 Theme: Millie’s Bakers
The Friendship Bakery opens again! Learn a new recipe each day and bake it in our very own kitchen. Sell your baked goods to the Stuart community and take yummy treats home each day. Deliciousness awaits! 

Week 4 Theme: Millie’s Artists
Want to learn more about photography? Drama? Music? Dance? This is the week for you! Learn short choreography routines, songs, plays, and spend some time photographing the world around you. Complete with a talent share on Friday, the artistic community shines at Stuart!

Week 5 Theme: Millie’s All Star Athletes
From soccer to kickball to adventures on the rock wall, Millie’s All Star Athletes will have the opportunity to collaborate in team activities and games. Favorite games include The Blob, Horse Basketball Challenges and Freeze Tag! 

Week 6 Theme: Millie’s Makers
The possibilities are endless with Millie’s Makers! Enjoy sewing activities, arts & crafts, STEM challenges, and visits to the MakerSpace during this exciting week. If you like to design and create, this week is for you! 

Camp Pricing:

All Day Program
9:00 AM–3:00 PM:
$500/week
Morning Only
9:00 AM–12:00 PM:
$270/week
Afternoon Only
12:00–3:00 PM:
$270/week

Lunch:
$38/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

Tennis Sports Camp for Girls (Grades K-5)

Tennis Camp for Girls

July 22–26

girls in 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 Gibson, the varsity tennis coach at Stuart, leads a staff of current high school tennis players and her instruction features the most-up-to-date techniques, drills, and games. Each day, prizes are awarded 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, Stuart Varsity Tennis Coach 

Coach Gibson joined the Stuart Community in 2011, working in the Early Childhood Program. As a physical education teacher at Stuart, she has taught P.E. in Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle School divisions and also Middle School health courses. As part of the Athletic Department, Coach Gibson has been the varsity tennis coach for the past six seasons as well as a Middle School basketball coach for the past seven. She is finishing her Master Degree in Physical Education and Health at Montclair State University this year. We are very fortunate to have Coach Gibson back for another year of fun, physical activity!

Cost: $265

Basketball Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 22–26

girls in 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, Director of Athletics and Stuart Varsity 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: $265

Field Hockey Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 22–26

Girls in 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, Stuart Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletics program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the hockey program for 25 years and the lacrosse program for 11 years.

Selected by the Trentonian as the 2018 Coach of the Year and the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey Coach 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: $265

 

Lavner Camps (co-ed)

Taught by Lavner Camps Staff

3D Innovation & Design Camp with Minecraft (Grades 2–7)

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft

June 24–28
July 15–19
July 29–August 2
August 12–16

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Co-ed Grades 2–7

At Minecraft™ Camp, campers can utilize their own creativity, learn and improve their skills, and work individually or collaboratively in the same virtual world (on Lavner Camps’ private servers) at this awesome and unique computer camp!

Campers utilize various Minecraft skills to customize and create their own epic worlds!  Campers also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like the construction of a train system, roller coaster, trapdoor/tunnel, aerial paths and waterways allowing all players strategic access to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay. Teleporting is also an option! Campers can create worlds that encompass gameplay and a storyline. Campers also engage in weekly tournaments on Fridays! The excitement is off the charts!

Please Note: Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ Java Edition account for a PC/MAC. If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net. Once this account is purchased, campers will have access to their account for life, according to Minecraft.net. Campers can bring in a USB flash drive on their last day of camp to copy their projects for use at home.

Cost: $549 per week

3D Printing with 3D Modeling (Grades 2-7)

3D Modeling & Printing

July 15-19
July 22-26

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Co-ed Grades 2–7

Welcome Inventors! At 3D Printing with 3D Modeling Camp, join the Inventors Lab and help complete fast-paced missions each week!

This technology allows you to create and print prototypes wherever there is a 3D Printer. 3D Printing is changing the world we live in and will have a huge impact on the future! We are already seeing amazing new developments in the medical field (prosthetics), car industry (designing/printing cars and parts), aerospace technology, and the purchasing/printing of products for home use, just to name a few.  Example projects include: A Unique Key Card To Your Inventors Lab:  Design a spacecraft for NASA: Invent a New Animal or Ender Dragon for Minecraft:

A Friday Showcase will take place around 2:45 PM where campers will present their projects. Parents are welcome to attend!
  
Please note: Campers create multiple 3D projects each week and take home at least one printed project and a file with all of their designs. Please bring a USB drive to camp on Friday to copy all project files.

Footwear:  Closed-toe shoes/sneakers are required.

Cost: $579 per week

App Development Camp with MIT App Inventor (Grades 3-7)

App Development Camp with MIT App Inventor

July 22–26

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Co-ed Grades 3–7

With MIT App Inventor you can learn how to plan, design, code, and publish your very own apps! Whether you want to make a game, a photo-editor, a GPS, a To-Do list, or something completely different, App Development Camp is the place to get started! You’ll work on a few mini-projects as you develop your programming skills and familiarize yourself with the app creation process. Projects may include: text to speech app, magic 8 ball app, doodling app, or a whack-a-mole game. Once you’ve gotten a hold of the basics, you will work on 1-2 larger projects such as a Translator app, an asteroids game, a Google Maps location marking app, or an app of your choice!

Each camper will leave camp with at least two projects.

Brand new camp for Summer 2019!

Cost: $549

Artificial Intelligence Camp: Robotics and Coding (Grades 3–8)

Artificial Intelligence Camp: Robotics and Coding

June 24- 28
July 8-12
Aug 5-9

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Co-ed Grades 3–8

Featuring Space Missions!!  At Robotics Camp with Artificial Intelligence, we utilize  our 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!  There are lots of ways through which our campers will explore artificial intelligence. 

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  drag and drop 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.

More advanced 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!

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 and Work In A Team: 

Valuable learning opportunities include: Learning how AI works, gaining hands-on experience, applying your knowledge to real-world applications, learning the history of AI,  and giving yourself a head start in the tech industry.

Cost: $579 per week

Engineering Camp with littleBits - Invent & Code (Grades 1-5)

Engineering Camp with littleBits - Invent & Code

July 8–12
July 29–August 2
August 12–16

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Co-ed Grades 1–5

littleBits uses small magnetic circuit boards that snap together to make amazing electronic devices. Each Bit has a specific function such as a button, light, or speaker. The variety of specialized Bits means there are thousands of possible combinations allowing for unique inventions.

We’ll start off by teaching you the basics like the function of each Bit, how to create a circuit, and how to program the code for the Bit. Then we’ll guide you through building some awesome projects like an electric guitar, an awesome tug of war game or a morse code machine! Finally, we’ll give you the chance to be creative and make your own invention or adapt one of ours! Create something new and share it with the rest of the camp at the end of the week!   

This camp offers a great way to get started in programming, improve logical thinking skills, a chance to be creative, improve design skills, and understand and change the world. 
 
Each camper will complete at least two projects during the week.      

No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $549 per week

Fashion Design Camp (Grades 2–6)

Fashion Design Camp

June 24-28
July 8-12
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
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. All projects include NEW design concepts with a focus on aesthetic, functionality and WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.  Campers will be able to incorporate LED lights into their re-purposed shoes. 

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.   

PLEASE don't forget to invite friends and family to the 2:45 PM FASHION show on Friday.

COST: $549 FULL DAY (9:00 AM–3:30 PM) PER WEEK

Filmmaking Camp (Grades 3–7)

Filmmaking Camp

July 8–12
August 12–16

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 ideate and  script a short film, develop characters, rehearse, film, edit (using OpenShot TM Video Editor), 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 create and film commercials! Campers are placed in production groups and create at least one film project each week! 

Campers are urged to attend- even if they wish only to be behind the Camera. 

Friday Film Festivals and Blooper reels are highlights! 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.

A Camp Film Festival and Film Screening takes place on Fridays at 2:30 PM prior to our Red Carpet event for campers from all camps.

COST: $549 PER WEEK

Graphic Design: Sneaker and T-Shirt Customization (Grades 4–8)

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization

July 8-12
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 4–8
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

At our 2019 Graphic Design Camps campers launch their very own brands and creating apparel lines!  Each week, campers will create a logo and designs that can be placed on hats, t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more! Graphic designers are visual storytellers whose ultimate goal is to sell a product or an idea through effective visual communication.  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 2019, 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. 

Camper take-homes include: Custom Converse Sneakers and T-Shirt (please allow 2-3 weeks from the last day of camp to receive this apparel in the mail), CD with a portfolio of your design work.

Cost: $579 per week

Hand Sewing Stuffed Animals & Dolls (Grades 2–7)

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations

July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

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 one stuffed animal and one 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 and American Girl Doll TM 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 lily 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!

Please invite family and friends for the Friday, 2:45 P Hand Sewing Showcase.  

Footwear required: Closed-toe shoes or sneakers.

Cost: $489 per week

Jewelry Design Camp (Grades 2–7)

Jewelry Design Camp

July 22-26
August 12-16

CO-ED GRADES 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

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.

Each Friday at around 2:45 PM, there will be a jewelry show where campers will have the opportunity to display their collection and discuss the inspirations behind their work.

*No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $549 per week

Minecraft Channel for YouTube (Grades 3-7)

Minecraft Channel for YouTube

July 29-August 2

Co-ed Grades 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

At the Minecraft™ Channel for YouTube® Camp, campers learn many aspects of the digital movie production industry, such as ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, using screen capture software, adding special effects, promoting your channel, gaining likes and shares, and lots more! Campers gain experience with OBS Studio software, and we’ll even provide them with a headset for their show.

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 friendly and collaborative camp setting with other aspiring YouTubers!

Please note:  The purpose of this camp is to create content for a Minecraft YouTube Channel. Campers will learn about Minecraft channels for YouTube, and creating a video project for use on a YouTube Channel, but will not be creating or working on their own YouTube Channel while at Camp. At the end of the week, campers will leave with their Minecraft Video Projects and it will be entirely up to the camper and his/her legal guardian to set up their own YouTube channel, and decide whether to place the Minecraft Video Projects on the channel.

Cost: $579

National Minecraft Tournament Camp (Grades 2–9)

National Minecraft Tournament

July 8-12
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 2–9
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

There are two national tournament weeks in 2019! Each tournament week will have different events, so campers can participate in either one or both tournaments this summer!

National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include teams from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and California!

Spend mornings learning and developing skills for tournament competitions. Tournaments are held in the afternoons (and some mornings), with local tournaments taking place Monday, and Tuesday, and National Tournaments taking place Wednesday through Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events:
Building Competitions, Arena Competitions, Mini-Games, Survival:

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Teamwork: Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: The Value of Practice:Have Fun: 

Take YOUR Skills National: Here’s your chance to compete in a national Minecraft™ tournament against lots of other Lavner Minecrafters!

Cost: $549

National Roblox Camp Tournament Week (Grades 2-7)

National Roblox Camp Tournament Week

July 15- 19
August 12–16

Co-ed Grades 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Roblox is one of the fastest growing trends in Digital Game Design and Game Play! This summer, we’ll be hosting two separate tournament weeks for Roblox where campers can compete in the following events:

  • Ninja Obstacle Courses: Use your reactions and game knowledge to get to the end of one of our awesome courses.       Parkour, fly, and take shortcuts to finish the game first.
  • Epic Survival Games: Who will be the last team standing against numerous enemies and obstacles?
  • Battle Blox Competitions: Defeat the other team in battle in one of our combat games to reign supreme.
  • Freeze Tag: Freeze the enemy team and save your teammates! Teams will take turns being the runners and the taggers.

Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create. If your child does not have a Roblox account, it can be created at Roblox.com. Once this account is created, campers will have access to their account for life, according to Roblox.com.

Cost: $549

Next Generation Coding Camp (Grades 1–5)

Next Generation Coding

June 24–28
July 15–19

CO-ED GRADES 1–5
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Welcome to the amazing world of coding with Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab, which  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.

Projects may include game design, animation, creating a Maze Game, Fruit Chopping Frenzy, A Basketball Game, An Animated Film, A Dance Party, An Asteroids Arcade Game with levels and scoring.   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!

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Roblox with Game Design & Competitions (Grades 2-7)

Roblox with Game Design & Competitions

July 8-12
July 22-26

Co-ed Grades 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

At Roblox Camp, campers design and create their own 3D worlds. With choices of many different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment.

In addition to designing Roblox Worlds, campers will also create their own game. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, time clocks, traps, power ups, or customized terrain! With so many options to add, campers can create a game that is unique, fast paced, and fun!

Lessons in camp cover LUA Programming to power different features in Roblox. Campers can also learn how to code cool features such as player health and add characters to their environment.

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

  • Building & Engineering
  • Game Design & Mini-Games
  • Programming Logic and Coding
  • MultiPlayer Servers: Campers learn about multiplayer servers through their experience with competitions. Campers play and compete with fellow campers on our own private VIP servers.  
  • Games & Tournament Competitions

Please Note: Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create. If your child does not have a Roblox account, it can be created at Roblox.com. Campers should bring in a USB flash drive on their last day of the camp week to copy their project(s) onto for use at home.

Cost: $549

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3 Engineering & Coding (Grades 1-7)

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3
Engineering & Coding

June 24-28
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 12-16

Co-ed Grades 1–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

At Robotics & Technology Camp, campers will use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 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. Private instruction is available.

Campers who attended Robotics Camp in previous summers will also work on all new robots in 2019 and move up in the curriculum.

Cost: $549

Roller Coaster Design Camp with STEM Education (Grades 1-5)

Roller Coaster Design Camp with STEM Education

July 22-26
August 5-9

CO-ED GRADES 1–5

Using K’NEX roller coaster kits, roller coaster simulators, and Minecraft™, build incredible, model-sized roller coasters and digitally design roller coaster simulations on PCs.  In addition to improving skills in design, building, and creativity, campers also learn about gravity, mass, inertia, velocity, centripetal acceleration, speed, kinetic and potential energy, compressed air systems, and much more!

Working in teams, campers use K’NEX to build two to three motorized roller coasters each week. Campers work with interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures – K’NEX roller coasters take hundreds of pieces to build – making it a truly epic experience. Campers can build with instructions and/or use their skills to add modifications to their roller coasters.  Campers will also have access to the K’NEX Ride It! App which will allow them to ride their roller coasters virtually in 2D mode.

Using Minecraft™ and roller coaster simulations as learning tools, campers utilize various skills to create and customize their own virtual roller coasters. Videos will be shown throughout the week to help campers understand exactly how roller coasters work and to conceptualize various concepts in physics.

On Friday afternoon, each team gives a demonstration of their final roller coaster design and the entire camp hosts an amusement park experience.  Limited admission!

Cost: $549

Sports Analytics Camp (Grades 3-7)

Sports Analytics Camp

July 15–19
July 22–26

CO-ED GRADES 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

How much does home-field advantage really matter? Is it worth going for a touchdown on fourth and goal? Why are so many teams increasing the amount of 3 pointers they shoot in a game, and does being at the top of the steals category actually mean you are one of the best defenders? In sports, there was a time when coaching, management and decision-making came down to instinct and tradition. Over the last 20 years, statistical analysis and numbers-based reasoning has taken over. This is YOUR chance to learn skills in sports analytics and become a truly knowledgeable sports fan!

At Sports Analytics Camp you will learn how to make these kinds of decisions and to organize a team and evaluate players. In addition, you will learn how to use the power of computer coding to create a Java™ program that assigns a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) based on your model. And yes, you can decide how to weight each statistical category based on research and the use of sports analytics! At least one week of prior experience in Java™ or Python™ is recommended.

3 Major Projects:

Analytics For Your Favorite Sports Team: Pick your favorite sports team or player and analyze how they can improve. Which statistics matter and which just look good? In which areas can your team get better? It’s up to you to analyze and decide… what statistical insights would you give to your favorite sports team that perhaps they are not even trying?

All Camp Fantasy Baseball League: Build your fantasy baseball team, see how your predictions pan out, and adjust your model for the next game! What stat matters to you and how will you make your team?

Code a Powerful PER Program For Maximum Efficiency Using Java™: Use Java™ to write an application that will calculate your very own player efficiency rating based on the stats that you choose! You control everything from which statistics matter, to how heavily they are weighted. Try it out for your fantasy team! At the end of the week, you even get to take it home!

Take Home Your PER Model: Playing fantasy football this fall? You can design a PER Java™ program for use in your Fall Fantasy League!

Cost: $579

Spy Tech Camp (Grades 3-7)

Spy Tech Camp

June 24–28
July 8–12
August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

ATTENTION AGENTS!!!!  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!

YOUR MISSION AWAITS!!   You will learn to pilot drones and Spy Planes, become Forensic Scientists, learn Minecraft SPY MODE, learn Encryption via Ciphers to send messages to fellow agents, learn Morse code.

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: $579 per week

Superhero Camp with STEAM Learning (Grades 1-3)

Superhero Camp with STEAM Learning

July 29–August 2
August 5–9

CO-ED GRADES 1–3
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

BAM! ZAP! KAPOW! Have you ever wished that you could be a superhero? Join us for Superhero Camp and you can!  Boost confidence and explore your imagination while entering the world of superheroes and learning valuable science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. Campers will gain spectacular hands-on experience with building, designing, and filmmaking as they navigate their way through superhero missions and create their very own movie trailer!

Campers begin by creating their own unique superhero identity and designing a logo that will go on their very own take-home cape! Campers utilize their new identity throughout the week, and co-star in an exciting movie trailer that they help create and get to take home to show friends and family!

COST: $549 PER WEEK

Video Game Design with Apps (Grades 1-5)

Video Game Design with Apps

June 24–28
July 29–August 2

CO-ED GRADES 1–5
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

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.

*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.

Camper projects are exported for use on PCs.  If your child would like his or her project exported into XCode for use on a MAC at home, please let the instructor know.

COST: $549 PER WEEK

Video Game Design with GameMaker (Grades 4-8)

Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker™

July 15–19, August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 4–8
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

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! Some Projects may include: Arcade-Style Asteroids Space Game, Adventures Game and Dash Games.

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. You will leave with a copy of your work at the end of camp.

Cost: $579 per week

SIG at Stuart

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart (Co-ed Ages 5-12)

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart

July 8–July 26

Co-ed Ages 5–12
8:45 AM–4:00 PM

For information, and to register visit GiftedStudy.org

Grades 5–8

Co-ed Middle School Stuart Arts Camps

Taught by Stuart country day school Faculty

Middle School Performing Arts Camp (Grades 5-8)

Middle School Performing Arts Camp

June 17–28 (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 11:00 AM (for final dress rehearsal) and 4:00 PM on June 28, 2019. 

The 2019 musical will be Annie, Jr. Join us for the public performance on Friday, June 28 at 4 PM.

Taught by Stuart arts faculty
Cost: $950 (2-weeks)

Pleine Aire Painting and Printmaking (Grades 7-11)

Pleine Aire Painting and Printmaking

June 24–28

Co-ed Grades 7–11
9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Morning Class

Pleine Aire Painting:  Join professional artist and Stuart faculty member, Phyllis Wright for a morning of exploration and creativity in Pleine Aire Painting

Afternoon Class

Printmaking: Students will explore the world of printmaking through several methods including linoleum cuts, found object printing and stenciling. We will use a printmaking press in addition to hand printing.

Be prepared to get messy and have lots of fun. Stay for the afternoon and learn printmaking!

Instructor: Phyllis Wright, Middle & Upper School Art Teacher at Stuart
Cost: $500

#LEADLIKEAGIRL Summer Camps for Girls

Taught by Stuart country day school Faculty

STEM: Anatomy and Physiology, Operation Scalpel! (Grades 6–8)

Anatomy and Physiology, Operation Scalpel!

August 5–9

9:00 AM–3:00 PM
girls in grades 6–8
 

Discover the interworking of the human body by comparatively studying the anatomy and physiology of some of the organs that make us tick.

Girls will learn how to dissect the brain, eye, heart and kidneys of various mammals as they perform some basic testing to see how these organs function. The anatomy of an earthworm (invertebrate), frog (amphibian) and fetal pig (mammal) will also be explored in detail.

Instructor: Jason Bink, AP Biology Teacher at Stuart

Cost: $500

STEM: Code it and Wear it! (Grades 5–8)

Code it and Wear it!

July 8–12

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
girls in grades 5–8

During this week-long camp you will explore the exciting world of fashion and technology. You will have a fun time learning how to make, code and wear two dazzling projects. We will teach you design and you will learn all about circuits, sensors, and other techniques for creating wearables. 

This course is for beginners and experienced sewers and coders who are willing to try something new. You will gain hand and machine sewing skills to create a cool bag with pixels, or a functional hoodie with lights for night rides. Code It and Wear It! Camp will give your skills to learn critical skills for the future — sewing, coding and electronics. 


Instructor:
Dr. Ronah Harris, AP Computer Science Teacher at Stuart
Cost: $500

STEM: Design, Engineering and Exploration Maker Camp (Grades 5–8)

Design, Engineering and Exploration: Maker Camp

July 15–18

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
girls in grades 5–8

In this week-long camp, embrace your inner maker. During the week you will 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!

Instructors:
Alicia Testa and Sarah Rusnock, Tech Integrators at Stuart
Cost: $500

STEM: Games, Strategies, Economics (Grades 5–8)

Games, Strategies, Economics

August 12–16

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
girls in 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 this 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, Economics Teacher at Stuart
Cost: $500

STEM: SIY – Sew It Yourself (Grades 5–8)

Sew It Yourself

August 12–16

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
GIRLS IN GRADES 5–8

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. 
  • Sew basic seams. 
  • Make sure edges of fabric don’t fray. 
  • Safely and effectively use an iron for sewing projects. 
  • Identify and choose different types of fabric for different projects. 
  • Measure someone up for a garment, if applicable. 
  • Read a simple sewing pattern. 
  • Pin sewing pattern pieces to fabric and cut out project pieces. 
  • Add zips, poppers, buttons and other fastenings to a project. 
  • Add embellishments such as beads and embroidery. 
  • Finish up a project successfully and neatly.
Instructor: Laura malloy
Cost: $500

STEM: The Physics of Land, Air, Sea (Grades 5–8)

Young Women in STEM:
The Physics of Land, Air, Sea

July 28- August 2

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
girls in grades 5–8

Let's answer these questions:

How does a frisbee fly? 
Surfing/Sailing – 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, the grass green? 
What is constant speed, Newton's Law and can you make a lemon battery ?


Instructor: Anna Kachmarski, AP Physics Teacher at Stuart
Cost: $500

Sports Camps for Girls

Taught by Stuart Country Day School VARSITY COACHES

Tennis Sports Camp for Girls (Grades K-5)

Tennis Camp for Girls

July 22–26

girls in 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 Gibson, the varsity tennis coach at Stuart, leads a staff of current high school tennis players and her instruction features the most-up-to-date techniques, drills, and games. Each day, prizes are awarded 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, Stuart Varsity Tennis Coach 

Coach Gibson joined the Stuart Community in 2011, working in the Early Childhood Program. As a physical education teacher at Stuart, she has taught P.E. in Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle School divisions and also Middle School health courses. As part of the Athletic Department, Coach Gibson has been the varsity tennis coach for the past six seasons as well as a Middle School basketball coach for the past seven. She is finishing her Master Degree in Physical Education and Health at Montclair State University this year. We are very fortunate to have Coach Gibson back for another year of fun, physical activity!

Cost: $265

Basketball Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 22–26

girls in 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, Director of Athletics and Stuart Varsity 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: $265

Field Hockey Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 22–26

Girls in 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, Stuart Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletics program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the hockey program for 25 years and the lacrosse program for 11 years.

Selected by the Trentonian as the 2018 Coach of the Year and the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey Coach 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: $265

Co-ed Academic Summer Camps

Taught by Stuart Country Day School Faculty

Algebra in Review (Grades 8-10)

Algebra in Review

August 12–16
August 19–24

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: Patty Davidovich, Stuart Mathematics Faculty
COST: $310 PER WEEK

Are You Ready for Algebra? (Grades 7-9)

Are You Ready for Algebra?

August 12–16    
August 19–23

 

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.

Instructor: Patty Davidovich, Stuart Mathematics Faculty
Cost: $310 per week

Middle School "Get Organized" Camp (Grades 5-8)

Middle School "Get Organized" Camp

August 12–16

Co-ed Grades 5–8
12:30–3:30 PM

Middle School students take over the world!  

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: Victoria Scheier, Stuart Faculty Member
Cost: $310

Lavner Camps (co-ed)

Taught by Lavner Camps Staff

3D Innovation & Design Camp with Minecraft (Grades 2–7)

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft

June 24–28
July 15–19
July 29–August 2
August 12–16

Co-ed Grades 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

At Minecraft™ Camp, campers can utilize their own creativity, learn and improve their skills, and work individually or collaboratively in the same virtual world (on Lavner Camps’ private servers) at this awesome and unique computer camp!

Campers utilize various Minecraft skills to customize and create their own epic worlds!  Campers also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like the construction of a train system, roller coaster, trapdoor/tunnel, aerial paths and waterways allowing all players strategic access to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay. Teleporting is also an option! Campers can create worlds that encompass gameplay and a storyline. Campers also engage in weekly tournaments on Fridays! The excitement is off the charts!

Please Note: Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ Java Edition account for a PC/MAC. If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net. Once this account is purchased, campers will have access to their account for life, according to Minecraft.net. Campers can bring in a USB flash drive on their last day of camp to copy their projects for use at home.

Cost: $549 per week

3D Printing with 3D Modeling (Grades 2-7)

3D Modeling & Printing

July 15-19
July 22-26

Co-ed Grades 2–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Welcome Inventors! At 3D Printing with 3D Modeling Camp, join the Inventors Lab and help complete fast-paced missions each week!

This technology allows you to create and print prototypes wherever there is a 3D Printer. 3D Printing is changing the world we live in and will have a huge impact on the future! We are already seeing amazing new developments in the medical field (prosthetics), car industry (designing/printing cars and parts), aerospace technology, and the purchasing/printing of products for home use, just to name a few.  Example projects include: A Unique Key Card To Your Inventors Lab:  Design a spacecraft for NASA: Invent a New Animal or Ender Dragon for Minecraft:

A Friday Showcase will take place around 2:45 PM where campers will present their projects. Parents are welcome to attend!
  
Please note: Campers create multiple 3D projects each week and take home at least one printed project and a file with all of their designs. Please bring a USB drive to camp on Friday to copy all project files.

Footwear:  Closed-toe shoes/sneakers are required.

Cost: $579 per week

App Development Camp with MIT App Inventor (Grades 3-7)

App Development Camp with MIT App Inventor

July 22–26

Co-ed Grades 3–7
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

With MIT App Inventor you can learn how to plan, design, code, and publish your very own apps! Whether you want to make a game, a photo-editor, a GPS, a To-Do list, or something completely different, App Development Camp is the place to get started! You’ll work on a few mini-projects as you develop your programming skills and familiarize yourself with the app creation process. Projects may include: text to speech app, magic 8 ball app, doodling app, or a whack-a-mole game. Once you’ve gotten a hold of the basics, you will work on 1-2 larger projects such as a Translator app, an asteroids game, a Google Maps location marking app, or an app of your choice!

Each camper will leave camp with at least two projects.

Brand new camp for Summer 2019!

Cost: $549

Artificial Intelligence Camp: Robotics and Coding (Grades 3–8)

Artificial Intelligence Camp: Robotics and Coding

June 24- 28
July 8-12
Aug 5-9

Co-ed Grades 3–8
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Featuring Space Missions!!  At Robotics Camp with Artificial Intelligence, we utilize  our 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!  There are lots of ways through which our campers will explore artificial intelligence. 

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  drag and drop 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.

More advanced 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!

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 and Work In A Team: 

Valuable learning opportunities include: Learning how AI works, gaining hands-on experience, applying your knowledge to real-world applications, learning the history of AI,  and giving yourself a head start in the tech industry.

Cost: $579 per week

Computer Programming Camp with C++ (Grades 6-9)

Computer Programming Camp with C++

August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 6–9
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

This computer programming camp immerses campers in C++, one of the most extensively used programming languages ever created. C++ is used everywhere from video game engines and video editing software, to operating systems and office applications. Huge companies like Google, Facebook, Youtube, and Amazon all make use of C++ in their back-end systems.

In addition to learning general programming concepts, you’ll also learn about

  • Memory management using pointers
  • Compilers, linkers, and loaders
  • Platform specific compiling
  • Size of data types
  • And much more!

During the camp week, C++ campers get to create at least one mini project and one main project. Mini projects may include a Healthy Eating App, an Inspirational Quote Generator, a Fitness App, or a Foreign Language App.

Main camp projects may include a "Choose your own adventure" game, a side-scrolling game, a pong game, or one of countless others!

Using Visual Studio IDE, campers learn how to print text onto the computer screen, create conditional statements and loops, and receive input from the user. Campers will also learn core principles of programming including memory management and object-oriented programming concepts. These newly acquired skills allow campers to create a text-based action adventure game and other projects.

Cost: $609 per week

Computer Programming with Python (Grades 5-9)

Computer Programming Camp with Python

July 8-12
July 22-26
August 12-15

Co-ed Grades 5–9
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages in use today. It’s simple syntax makes it easier to read and learn than other programming languages, making it an ideal choice for beginner programmers.

At Camp, we teach how 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 quicker, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time.

Ok, this camp sounds awesome, but what can You Make at camp?

During the camp week you get to create at least one mini and one main project.

Mini projects may include A Magic 8 Ball, A Comeback Generator, A Dice Game, or a Fortune Teller Game

Main Camp Projects may include a camper’s creatively generated Text Based Adventure Game, a Snake Game, or a Quiz Game!

Campers may have the opportunity to learn about how Python is used to develop programs containing Artificial Intelligence.

To maximize positive interaction and group collaboration, campers beta test each other’s projects during t

*No prior programming experience is required. This camp is for beginners, intermediates, and advanced campers

Cost: $609 per week

Digital Fashion Design Camp (Grades 2–6)

Digital Fashion Design Camp

July 15-19
August 12-16

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. All projects include NEW design concepts with a focus on aesthetic, functionality and WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.  Campers will be able to incorporate LED lights into their re-purposed shoes. 

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.   

PLEASE don't forget to invite friends and family to the 2:45 PM FASHION show on Friday.

COST: $549 FULL DAY (9:00 AM–3:30 PM) PER WEEK

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding (Grades 6-9)

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding

July 22–26
August 12-16

Co-ed Grades 6–9

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ Java edition account for aMAC/ PC. New Coding, New Projects and New Tournaments of 2019. Are you a passionate Minecrafter and want to learn advanced skills in Minecraft and gain exposure to programming mods in Java? Do you want to explore 3D graphics for programming, the type of JAVA code that powers Minecraft and learn how to program your own Minecraft style Engine ? If so, let’s get started!

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!

There are three main projects at Camp: Coding Mods, creating a Minecraft TM Engine and Team Survival in a Customized World full of 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.

Cost: $579 per week

Engineering Camp with littleBits - Invent & Code (Grades 1-5)

Engineering Camp with littleBits - Invent & Code

July 8–12
July 29–August 2
August 12–16

Co-ed Grades 1–5

littleBits uses small magnetic circuit boards that snap together to make amazing electronic devices. Each Bit has a specific function such as a button, light, or speaker. The variety of specialized Bits means there are thousands of possible combinations allowing for unique inventions.

We’ll start off by teaching you the basics like the function of each Bit, how to create a circuit, and how to program the code for the Bit. Then we’ll guide you through building some awesome projects like an electric guitar, an awesome tug of war game or a morse code machine! Finally, we’ll give you the chance to be creative and make your own invention or adapt one of ours! Create something new and share it with the rest of the camp at the end of the week!   

This camp offers a great way to get started in programming, improve logical thinking skills, a chance to be creative, improve design skills, and understand and change the world. 
 
Each camper will complete at least two projects during the week.      

No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $549 per week

Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA (Grades 5-9)

Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA Strategy, Analytics, Competitions

July 8–12, July 29–August 2

CO-ED GRADES 5–9
9:00 AM–3:30 PM

Do you know the difference between a Base 4-3 and a Tampa-2 formation? Can you perfectly time your shots in FIFA to get extra power and accuracy? At our Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA Strategy, Analytics, Competitions, you can improve your skills, learn strategy and play tournaments all while having a blast in a dynamic and social environment.

Here are some things that you’ll work on at camp:

  • Safe Practices: Campers learn how to come up with a playing schedule that allows for mental and physical breaks. Additionally, we teach campers about a variety of stretches and exercises which can help to optimize game play performance and reinforce best practices for healthy gaming.
  • Improving Skills and Knowledge: We’ll teach you how to become a better player at both FIFA and Madden. This means improving reaction time, diversifying your plays, practicing timing kicks and throws, and lots more. It also means we’ll need to take a look at the stats. Some players and teams are better than others – if you want to succeed, it pays to know your numbers, the strengths and weaknesses of each team, and which teams best suit your style of play. You’ll learn to recognize players and know which stats are important.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice: The best way to improve at any game is to play. We’ll have tons of fun playing 1v1s and 2v2s against other campers and CPU opponents. We’ll analyze what mistakes you’re making, and help you improve!
  • Draft, Design Plays, and Coach: Draft your own team and create your own custom playbook: Choose who will be on your team and what plays they will execute. You are in charge!
  • End of week tournaments: Who will go home as the FIFA and Madden champions? Participate in exciting tournaments.

COST: $579

Fashion Design Camp (Grades 2-6)

Fashion Design Camp

June 24-28
July 8-12
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

9:00 AM–3:30 PM
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. All projects include NEW design concepts with a focus on aesthetic, functionality and WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.  Campers will be able to incorporate LED lights into their re-purposed shoes. 

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.   

PLEASE don't forget to invite friends and family to the 2:45 PM FASHION show on Friday.

COST: $549 FULL DAY (9:00 AM–3:30 PM) PER WEEK

Filmmaking Camp (Grades 3–7)

Filmmaking Camp

July 8- 12
August 12-16

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 ideate and  script a short film, develop characters, rehearse, film, edit (using OpenShot TM Video Editor), 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 create and film commercials! Campers are placed in production groups and create at least one film project each week! 

Campers are urged to attend- even if they wish only to be behind the Camera. 

Friday Film Festivals and Blooper reels are highlights! 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.

A Camp Film Festival and Film Screening takes place on Fridays at 2:30 PM prior to our Red Carpet event for campers from all camps.

COST: $549 PER WEEK

Graphic Design: Sneaker and T-Shirt Customization (Grades 4–8)

Graphic Design with T-Shirt Customization

July 8-12
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 4–8
 

At our 2019 Graphic Design Camps campers launch their very own brands and creating apparel lines!  Each week, campers will create a logo and designs that can be placed on hats, t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more! Graphic designers are visual storytellers whose ultimate goal is to sell a product or an idea through effective visual communication.  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 2019, 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. 

Camper take-homes include: Custom Converse Sneakers and T-Shirt (please allow 2-3 weeks from the last day of camp to receive this apparel in the mail), CD with a portfolio of your design work.

Cost: $579 per week

Hand Sewing Stuffed Animals & Dolls (Grades 2–7)

Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animal Creations

July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 2–7
 

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 one stuffed animal and one 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 and American Girl Doll TM 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 lily 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!

Please invite family and friends for the Friday, 2:45 P Hand Sewing Showcase.  

Footwear required: Closed-toe shoes or sneakers.

Cost: $489 per week

Jewelry Design Camp (Grades 2–7)

Jewelry Design Camp

July 22-26
August 12-16

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.

Each Friday at around 2:45 PM, there will be a jewelry show where campers will have the opportunity to display their collection and discuss the inspirations behind their work.

*No prior experience is necessary.

Cost: $549 per week

Minecraft Channel for YouTube (Grades 3-7)

Minecraft Channel for YouTube

July 29-August 2

Co-ed Grades 3–7

At the Minecraft™ Channel for YouTube® Camp, campers learn many aspects of the digital movie production industry, such as ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, using screen capture software, adding special effects, promoting your channel, gaining likes and shares, and lots more! Campers gain experience with OBS Studio software, and we’ll even provide them with a headset for their show.

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 friendly and collaborative camp setting with other aspiring YouTubers!

Please note:  The purpose of this camp is to create content for a Minecraft YouTube Channel. Campers will learn about Minecraft channels for YouTube, and creating a video project for use on a YouTube Channel, but will not be creating or working on their own YouTube Channel while at Camp. At the end of the week, campers will leave with their Minecraft Video Projects and it will be entirely up to the camper and his/her legal guardian to set up their own YouTube channel, and decide whether to place the Minecraft Video Projects on the channel.

Cost: $579

National Minecraft Tournament Camp (Grades 2–9)

National Minecraft Tournament

July 8-12
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 2–9

There are two national tournament weeks in 2019! Each tournament week will have different events, so campers can participate in either one or both tournaments this summer!

National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include teams from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and California!

Spend mornings learning and developing skills for tournament competitions. Tournaments are held in the afternoons (and some mornings), with local tournaments taking place Monday, and Tuesday, and National Tournaments taking place Wednesday through Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events:
Building Competitions, Arena Competitions, Mini-Games, Survival:

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Teamwork: Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: The Value of Practice:Have Fun: 

Take YOUR Skills National: Here’s your chance to compete in a national Minecraft™ tournament against lots of other Lavner Minecrafters!

Cost: $549

National Roblox Camp Tournament Week (Grades 2-7)

National Roblox Camp Tournament Week

July 15- 19
August 12–16

Co-ed Grades 2–7

Roblox is one of the fastest growing trends in Digital Game Design and Game Play! This summer, we’ll be hosting two separate tournament weeks for Roblox where campers can compete in the following events:

  • Ninja Obstacle Courses: Use your reactions and game knowledge to get to the end of one of our awesome courses.       Parkour, fly, and take shortcuts to finish the game first.
  • Epic Survival Games: Who will be the last team standing against numerous enemies and obstacles?
  • Battle Blox Competitions: Defeat the other team in battle in one of our combat games to reign supreme.
  • Freeze Tag: Freeze the enemy team and save your teammates! Teams will take turns being the runners and the taggers.

Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create. If your child does not have a Roblox account, it can be created at Roblox.com. Once this account is created, campers will have access to their account for life, according to Roblox.com.

Cost: $549

Next Generation Coding Camp (Grades 1–5)

Next Generation Coding

June 24-28
July 15-19

CO-ED GRADES 1–5

Welcome to the amazing world of coding with Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab, which  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.

Projects may include game design, animation, creating a Maze Game, Fruit Chopping Frenzy, A Basketball Game, An Animated Film, A Dance Party, An Asteroids Arcade Game with levels and scoring.   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!

COST: $519 PER WEEK

Programming with Java (Grades 6-9)

Programming with Java

July 15–19
July 29–August 2

Co-ed Grades 6–9

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 mini project and one main project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code from the backend.

Some 2019 mini coding projects include → A Coin Flipping Simulator, A Magic 8 Ball, Automatic Sentence Generator, A Silly name generator, A Pig Latin Translator and A PIG dice game. Main projects will include, a tower defense, a tic tac toe game, a quiz game, Super Pong, a platformer game, a calculator or a graphical " choose your own game" adventure game! Also, add graphical programming for beautifully stylized 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: $609 per week

Roblox with Game Design & Competitions (Grades 2-7)

Roblox with Game Design & Competitions

July 8-12
July 22-26

Co-ed Grades 2–7

At Roblox Camp, campers design and create their own 3D worlds. With choices of many different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment.

In addition to designing Roblox Worlds, campers will also create their own game. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, time clocks, traps, power ups, or customized terrain! With so many options to add, campers can create a game that is unique, fast paced, and fun!

Lessons in camp cover LUA Programming to power different features in Roblox. Campers can also learn how to code cool features such as player health and add characters to their environment.

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

  • Building & Engineering
  • Game Design & Mini-Games
  • Programming Logic and Coding
  • MultiPlayer Servers: Campers learn about multiplayer servers through their experience with competitions. Campers play and compete with fellow campers on our own private VIP servers.  
  • Games & Tournament Competitions

Please Note: Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create. If your child does not have a Roblox account, it can be created at Roblox.com. Campers should bring in a USB flash drive on their last day of the camp week to copy their project(s) onto for use at home.

Cost: $549

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3 Engineering & Coding (Grades 1-7)

Robotics Camp with Lego EV3
Engineering & Coding

June 24-28
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 12-16

Co-ed Grades 1–7

At Robotics & Technology Camp, campers will use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 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. Private instruction is available.

Campers who attended Robotics Camp in previous summers will also work on all new robots in 2019 and move up in the curriculum.

Cost: $549

Robotics with VEX IQ (Grades 5-9)

Robotics with VEX IQ

July 29–August 2
August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 5–9

If you are looking for a more ADVANCED ROBOTICS Camp, 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 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!   Your week at Robotics Camp wil build up to ROBOWARS on Friday afternoons

Cost: $579 per week

Roller Coaster Design Camp with STEM Education (Grades 1-5)

Roller Coaster Design Camp with STEM Education

July 22-26
August 5-9

CO-ED GRADES 1–5

Using K’NEX roller coaster kits, roller coaster simulators, and Minecraft™, build incredible, model-sized roller coasters and digitally design roller coaster simulations on PCs.  In addition to improving skills in design, building, and creativity, campers also learn about gravity, mass, inertia, velocity, centripetal acceleration, speed, kinetic and potential energy, compressed air systems, and much more!

Working in teams, campers use K’NEX to build two to three motorized roller coasters each week. Campers work with interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures – K’NEX roller coasters take hundreds of pieces to build – making it a truly epic experience. Campers can build with instructions and/or use their skills to add modifications to their roller coasters.  Campers will also have access to the K’NEX Ride It! App which will allow them to ride their roller coasters virtually in 2D mode.

Using Minecraft™ and roller coaster simulations as learning tools, campers utilize various skills to create and customize their own virtual roller coasters. Videos will be shown throughout the week to help campers understand exactly how roller coasters work and to conceptualize various concepts in physics.

On Friday afternoon, each team gives a demonstration of their final roller coaster design and the entire camp hosts an amusement park experience.  Limited admission!

Cost: $549

Sports Analytics Camp (Grades 3-7)

Sports Analytics Camp

July 15–19
July 22–26

CO-ED GRADES 3–7

How much does home-field advantage really matter? Is it worth going for a touchdown on fourth and goal? Why are so many teams increasing the amount of 3 pointers they shoot in a game, and does being at the top of the steals category actually mean you are one of the best defenders? In sports, there was a time when coaching, management and decision-making came down to instinct and tradition. Over the last 20 years, statistical analysis and numbers-based reasoning has taken over. This is YOUR chance to learn skills in sports analytics and become a truly knowledgeable sports fan!

At Sports Analytics Camp you will learn how to make these kinds of decisions and to organize a team and evaluate players. In addition, you will learn how to use the power of computer coding to create a Java™ program that assigns a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) based on your model. And yes, you can decide how to weight each statistical category based on research and the use of sports analytics! At least one week of prior experience in Java™ or Python™ is recommended.

3 Major Projects:

Analytics For Your Favorite Sports Team: Pick your favorite sports team or player and analyze how they can improve. Which statistics matter and which just look good? In which areas can your team get better? It’s up to you to analyze and decide… what statistical insights would you give to your favorite sports team that perhaps they are not even trying?

All Camp Fantasy Baseball League: Build your fantasy baseball team, see how your predictions pan out, and adjust your model for the next game! What stat matters to you and how will you make your team?

Code a Powerful PER Program For Maximum Efficiency Using Java™: Use Java™ to write an application that will calculate your very own player efficiency rating based on the stats that you choose! You control everything from which statistics matter, to how heavily they are weighted. Try it out for your fantasy team! At the end of the week, you even get to take it home!

Take Home Your PER Model: Playing fantasy football this fall? You can design a PER Java™ program for use in your Fall Fantasy League!

Cost: $579

Spy Tech Camp (Grades 3-7)

Spy Tech Camp

June 24–28
July 8–12
August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 3–7
 

ATTENTION AGENTS!!!!  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!

YOUR MISSION AWAITS!!   You will learn to pilot drones and Spy Planes, become Forensic Scientists, learn Minecraft SPY MODE, learn Encryption via Ciphers to send messages to fellow agents, learn Morse code.

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: $579 per week

Video Game Design with Apps (Grades 1-5)

Video Game Design with Apps

June 24–28
July 29–August 2

CO-ED GRADES 1–5
 

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.

*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.

Camper projects are exported for use on PCs.  If your child would like his or her project exported into XCode for use on a MAC at home, please let the instructor know.

COST: $549 PER WEEK

Video Game Design with GameMaker (Grades 4-8)

Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker™

July 15–19, August 5–9

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! Some Projects may include: Arcade-Style Asteroids Space Game, Adventures Game and Dash Games.

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. You will leave with a copy of your work at the end of camp.

Cost: $579 per week

SIG at Stuart

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Stuart (Co-ed Ages 5-12)

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

Grades 9–12

Co-ed Stuart Arts Camp

Taught by Stuart country day school Faculty

Pleine Aire Painting and Printmaking (Grades 7-11)

Pleine Aire Painting and Printmaking

June 24–28

Co-ed Grades 7–11
9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Morning Class

Pleine Aire Painting:  Join professional artist and Stuart faculty member, Phyllis Wright for a morning of exploration and creativity in Pleine Aire Painting

Afternoon Class

Printmaking: Students will explore the world of printmaking through several methods including linoleum cuts, found object printing and stenciling. We will use a printmaking press in addition to hand printing.

Be prepared to get messy and have lots of fun. Stay for the afternoon and learn printmaking!

Instructor: Phyllis Wright, Middle & Upper School Art Teacher at Stuart
Cost: $500

Sports Camps for Girls

Taught by Stuart country day school varsity coaches

Basketball Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Basketball Camp for Girls

July 22–26

girls in 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, Director of Athletics and Stuart Varsity 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: $265

Field Hockey Sports Camp for Girls (Grades 3-9)

Field Hockey Camp for Girls

July 22–26

Girls in 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, Stuart Varsity Field Hockey Coach

About the Coach

A pivotal part of the Stuart athletics program, Bruvik has been a key member of both the Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse coaching staffs, leading the hockey program for 25 years and the lacrosse program for 11 years.

Selected by the Trentonian as the 2018 Coach of the Year and the Trenton Times as the Mercer County Field Hockey Coach 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: $265

Co-ed Stuart Academic Camps

Taught by Stuart country day school Faculty

Algebra in Review (Grades 8-10)

Algebra in Review

August 12–16
August 19–24

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: Patty Davidovich, Stuart Mathematics Faculty
COST: $310 PER WEEK

Are You Ready for Algebra? (Grades 7-9)

Are You Ready for Algebra?

August 12–16    
August 19–23

 

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.

Instructor: Patty Davidovich, Stuart Mathematics Faculty
Cost: $310 per week

Lavner Camps (co-ed)

Taught by Lavner Camps Staff

Computer Programming Camp with C++ (Grades 6-9)

Computer Programming Camp with C++

August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 6–9

This computer programming camp immerses campers in C++, one of the most extensively used programming languages ever created. C++ is used everywhere from video game engines and video editing software, to operating systems and office applications. Huge companies like Google, Facebook, Youtube, and Amazon all make use of C++ in their back-end systems.

In addition to learning general programming concepts, you’ll also learn about

  • Memory management using pointers
  • Compilers, linkers, and loaders
  • Platform specific compiling
  • Size of data types
  • And much more!

During the camp week, C++ campers get to create at least one mini project and one main project. Mini projects may include a Healthy Eating App, an Inspirational Quote Generator, a Fitness App, or a Foreign Language App.

Main camp projects may include a "Choose your own adventure" game, a side-scrolling game, a pong game, or one of countless others!

Using Visual Studio IDE, campers learn how to print text onto the computer screen, create conditional statements and loops, and receive input from the user. Campers will also learn core principles of programming including memory management and object-oriented programming concepts. These newly acquired skills allow campers to create a text-based action adventure game and other projects.

Cost: $609 per week

Computer Programming with Python (Grades 5-9)

Computer Programming Camp with Python

July 8-12
July 22-26
August 12-15

Co-ed Grades 5–9

Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages in use today. It’s simple syntax makes it easier to read and learn than other programming languages, making it an ideal choice for beginner programmers.

At Camp, we teach how 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 quicker, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time.

Ok, this camp sounds awesome, but what can You Make at camp?

During the camp week you get to create at least one mini and one main project.

Mini projects may include A Magic 8 Ball, A Comeback Generator, A Dice Game, or a Fortune Teller Game

Main Camp Projects may include a camper’s creatively generated Text Based Adventure Game, a Snake Game, or a Quiz Game!

Campers may have the opportunity to learn about how Python is used to develop programs containing Artificial Intelligence.

To maximize positive interaction and group collaboration, campers beta test each other’s projects during t

*No prior programming experience is required. This camp is for beginners, intermediates, and advanced campers

Cost: $609 per week

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding (Grades 6-9)

Elite Skills in Minecraft with Java Coding

July 22–26
August 12-16

Co-ed Grades 6–9

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ Java edition account for aMAC/ PC. New Coding, New Projects and New Tournaments of 2019. Are you a passionate Minecrafter and want to learn advanced skills in Minecraft and gain exposure to programming mods in Java? Do you want to explore 3D graphics for programming, the type of JAVA code that powers Minecraft and learn how to program your own Minecraft style Engine ? If so, let’s get started!

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!

There are three main projects at Camp: Coding Mods, creating a Minecraft TM Engine and Team Survival in a Customized World full of 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.

Cost: $579 per week

Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA (Grades 5-9)

Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA Strategy, Analytics, Competitions

July 8–12
July 29-August 2

CO-ED GRADES 5–9

Do you know the difference between a Base 4-3 and a Tampa-2 formation? Can you perfectly time your shots in FIFA to get extra power and accuracy? At our Esports Camp: Madden & FIFA Strategy, Analytics, Competitions, you can improve your skills, learn strategy and play tournaments all while having a blast in a dynamic and social environment.

Here are some things that you’ll work on at camp:

  • Safe Practices: Campers learn how to come up with a playing schedule that allows for mental and physical breaks. Additionally, we teach campers about a variety of stretches and exercises which can help to optimize game play performance and reinforce best practices for healthy gaming.
  • Improving Skills and Knowledge: We’ll teach you how to become a better player at both FIFA and Madden. This means improving reaction time, diversifying your plays, practicing timing kicks and throws, and lots more. It also means we’ll need to take a look at the stats. Some players and teams are better than others – if you want to succeed, it pays to know your numbers, the strengths and weaknesses of each team, and which teams best suit your style of play. You’ll learn to recognize players and know which stats are important.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice: The best way to improve at any game is to play. We’ll have tons of fun playing 1v1s and 2v2s against other campers and CPU opponents. We’ll analyze what mistakes you’re making, and help you improve!
  • Draft, Design Plays, and Coach: Draft your own team and create your own custom playbook: Choose who will be on your team and what plays they will execute. You are in charge!
  • End of week tournaments: Who will go home as the FIFA and Madden champions? Participate in exciting tournaments.

National Minecraft Tournament Camp (Grades 2–9)

National Minecraft Tournament

July 8-12
August 5-9

Co-ed Grades 2–9

There are two national tournament weeks in 2019! Each tournament week will have different events, so campers can participate in either one or both tournaments this summer!

National competitions consist of tournament events against other Lavner Camps locations throughout the United States. National tournaments include teams from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and California!

Spend mornings learning and developing skills for tournament competitions. Tournaments are held in the afternoons (and some mornings), with local tournaments taking place Monday, and Tuesday, and National Tournaments taking place Wednesday through Friday.

Campers will compete in four awesome categories of events:
Building Competitions, Arena Competitions, Mini-Games, Survival:

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Building & Engineering: Teamwork: Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits: The Value of Practice:Have Fun: 

Take YOUR Skills National: Here’s your chance to compete in a national Minecraft™ tournament against lots of other Lavner Minecrafters!

Cost: $549

Programming with Java (Grades 6-9)

Programming with Java

July 15–19
July 29–August 2

Co-ed Grades 6–9

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 mini project and one main project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code from the backend.

Some 2019 mini coding projects include → A Coin Flipping Simulator, A Magic 8 Ball, Automatic Sentence Generator, A Silly name generator, A Pig Latin Translator and A PIG dice game. Main projects will include, a tower defense, a tic tac toe game, a quiz game, Super Pong, a platformer game, a calculator or a graphical " choose your own game" adventure game! Also, add graphical programming for beautifully stylized 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: $609 per week

Robotics with VEX IQ (Grades 5-9)

Robotics with VEX IQ

July 29–August 2
August 5–9

Co-ed Grades 5–9

If you are looking for a more ADVANCED ROBOTICS Camp, 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 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!   Your week at Robotics Camp wil build up to ROBOWARS on Friday afternoons

Cost: $579 per week

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Contact

Anne Pierpont
Director of Auxiliary Programs
609.921.2330 x4118

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 pleased to offer lunch all summer long as an option for all campers beginning June 17! Simply choose the lunch as an option when you register for a week of camp.

View Summer Lunch Menu

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, 2019. 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.