Challenge 2021 – Cohort Model
We are adopting a Cohort Model for Summer 2021. Campers will select 5 classes to follow throughout the camp day, the two morning classes are 90 minutes (9:00 and 10:30) and the three afternoon classes are 60 minutes (1:00, 2:00, 3:00). The students will follow their course selections for the entire session allowing their knowledge and interest to grow.
Our goal is to maintain the feel of Challenge Camp by offering electives within the cohorts for each period throughout the day. We are planning for there to be 3-5 elective choices for each period for your camper to choose from pending guidance on group sizes.
The two main cohorts tracks are Arts & Enrichment and STEM & Computer Science. Challenge Camp uses current grade as of September 2020 for class selections. The grade level bands within the cohorts are Explorers – Grades K & 1, Pioneers – Grades 2 & 3, Innovators – Grades 4 & 5, Trailblazers – Grades 6+. The program for students that will be entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021 is Discover, Imagine and Create.
The cohorts will also integrate Active class electives into their afternoon schedules as campers are encouraged to challenge theirs minds and bodies. Active options include: Basketball, Fencing, Field Sports, Hip Hop Dance, Ninja Warrior, Pickleball, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, and Yoga
Below is a list of classes that could be assigned to the cohorts groups and is designed to provide you with a representative sample of Challenge Camp classes. Here is a link to Sample Course Descriptions.
Arts & Enrichment Cohorts – Sample Classes
The Arts & Enrichment cohort classes will encompass a variety of subjects including: Art, Business, Chess, Cooking, Filmmaking, Languages, Magic, Math, Music, Photography and Theater.
Explorers – Grades K & 1: Adventures in Art, Checkmate, Curious Chefs, It’s a Small World, Puppets & Muppets, Silly Superheroes, Vive la France
Pioneers – Grades 2 & 3: Art of Science, Fantastic Beasts, Little Fashionistas, Math Explorations, Pinball Wizards, Stop Motion Laboratory, The Illusionist
Innovators – Grades 4 & 5: Cityscapes, Dungeons & Dragons, Escape Room, Galaxy Quest, Junior Entrepreneur, “A Maleficent Sleeping Beauty”. Photo Finish, Podcast Kidz, Rock Star, Survivor
Trailblazers – Grades 6+: App Developer, Debate Club, Digital Film Academy, Fun with Photoshop, Iron Chef, Opening Bell, VR Explorers
STEM & Computer Science Cohorts – Sample Classes
The STEM & Computer Science cohort classes will encompass a variety of subjects including: 3D Printing, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Cybersecurity, Drones, Engineering, Game Design, Lab Sciences and Robotics.
Explorers – Grades K & 1: A Bug’s Life, Code Central: Tinker with Tynker, Doodlematic Game Maker, Dr. Goodbody, Mini Space Explorers, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Science Magic
Pioneers – Grades 2 & 3: Architecture and Design with 3Dux, Awesome Illusions & Puzzles, Climate Control, Code Central: Scratch Game Creators, Dash Robotics, Digital Comics, Invention Convention, Minecraft Challenge Camp Edition, Outside the Box
Innovators – Grades 4 & 5: 3D Printing the Future, Challenge Makerspace, Code Central: Java & Python, CSI Challenge, Drone Flight School, Engineering Design Thinking, Roblox Game Designer
Trailblazers – Grades 6+: 3D Printing Unleashed, Artificial Intelligence Robotics, Cybersecurity, Fortnite the Next Level, FPV Drone Racing, PC Builders Academy, YouTube Content Creator
Please click this link to read Sample Course Descriptions.
Once we have guidance, we will create the schedule of options for the Cohort groups. Many of the classes listed here will be part of the Summer 2021 curriculum plan and could be offered to multiple cohort sections, however, that does not mean that all of the listed sample classes will be offered.
We look forward to helping you design a meaningful summer experience for your child! Please check back soon to learn more about our Summer 2021 plan of Fun and Learning!