June 10 - July 19, 2019 (6 weeks)

Enrichment and skill building programs for girls and boys grades K-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts.

Courses include art programs, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign language, and sports camps.

Camp Offerings

LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS

Chess Camp - Spend a week playing and learning about chess from the Silver Knights chess coaches! Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Campers are divided into groups by skill level, from total beginners to experienced players. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games, and analyzing students' games. There are breaks for snacks and fresh air. A minimum of six students is needed for the course to run.

  • Coed, ages 6 - 12
  • Session 1 Dates: June 24 - 28
    • Fee: $250
  • Session 2 Dates: July 15 - 19
    • Fee: $250
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Instructor: Silver Knights Enrichment Instructor

Drone Camp - This innovative summer camp involves a day of learning to use math, science, and engineering skills to model, build and fly their own drone. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from FAA licensed pilots at Global Air Media. This hands-on experience will engage students on multiple levels, providing them with a foundation and proven path to drum up excitement about STEM-related education and careers, as well as the many career opportunities emerging in drone industry. At the end of camp, each child will be able to take home their drone to practice and showcase their skills!

  • Coed, ages 8 - 15
  • Session 1 Dates: June 24 - 28
  • Session 2 Dates: July 15 - 19
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $375
  • Instructors: Global Air Media, LLC

Lower School Skills Refresher Class - This course is for the student transitioning to the increased academic demands of the fourth and fifth grades. The students will focus on honing their skills in reading critically, writing, studying, and mathematics with an eye to giving them a boost for the upcoming school year. Each student will leave the course with a resource workbook to help them refresh and master skills prior to the upcoming school year.

  • Coed, entering grades 4 and 5
  • Session 1 Dates: June 17 - 21
  • Session 2 Dates: June 24 - 28
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $350
  • Instructor: Katie Thomas, Gilman Lower School fifth grade teacher

Lower School Writing - Lower School students will hone their writing and grammar skills through exposure and activities in a range of writing genres and review activities.  Students will write to entertain, persuade, inform, and reflect.  We will focus on these main aspects of a well-written piece: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Students will get to know themselves and their peers better while engaging in all facets of the writing process:  brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.  Writing activities will vary in length, depth, tone, and topic. Students will also utilize visible thinking strategies in some brainstorming discussions.

·      Coed, entering grades 4 - 5

(if an entering 3rd grader would like to attend, please first contact the instructor)

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Fee: $300

·      Instructor: Kate Stratton, Bryn Mawr School Teacher (strattonk@brynmawrschool.org)

·      Please feel free to contact Kate Stratton for more details or to ask questions.

Makerspace Summer Camp - Come join the fun while you discover inspiring ways to imagine, design, invent, brainstorm and create through hands-on projects, interactive challenges and collaborative creations. This week long camp stimulates creativity, builds confidence, and sparks interest in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts.  Every child can be a maker - so let’s start making! Each camper should bring a water bottle and an old t-shirt.

·      Coed, ages 5 - 11

·      Dates: July 1 - 5 (No camp July 4)

·      Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

·      Fee: $250

·      Instructors: Cecilia Eppler and Dia Matthews, Gilman Lower School teachers

MATH: Higher Elementary Problem-Solving - This will be a fun exploration and academic experience in which students will use their math and questioning skills in a range of problem-solving activities and small projects.  We will spend time and persevere on puzzles, word problems, logic problems, and fun numeric scenarios while reasoning abstractly and quantitatively.  Students will construct viable arguments, make use of models and strategic tools, attend to precision, and make use of structured thinking.  We will also play some games to keep students on their toes.

·      Coed, entering grades 4 - 6 recommended

·      (if an entering 3rd grader would like to attend, please contact the instructor)

·      Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

·      Dates: June 17 – 28

·      Fee: $300

·      Instructor: Adam Herb, Gilman School Mathematics Teacher (aherb@gilman.edu) Please feel free to contact Adam Herb for more details or to ask questions.

MATH: Pre-Algebra & Algebra Review - This course is coed for rising seventh through ninth graders to review major pre-Algebra and Algebra I topics. Students will receive instruction on methods and concepts, practice problem solving independently and with guidance, and participate in some cooperative group work. Skills, concepts, and topics covered include: Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Order of Operations, Expressions, Equations, Solving for Variables, Slope/Coordinate Graphing, Linear Systems, Sets.

·      Coed, entering grades 7 - 9

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

·      Fee: $350

·      Instructor: Adam Herb, Gilman School Mathematics teacher (aherb@gilman.edu)

Please feel free to contact Adam Herb for more details or to ask questions.

Middle School Writing - Middle School students will hone their writing and grammar skills through exposure and activities in a range of writing genres and review activities.  Students will write to entertain, persuade, inform, and reflect.  We will focus on these main aspects of a well-written piece: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Students will get to know themselves and their peers better while engaging in all facets of the writing process:  brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.  Writing activities will vary in length, depth, tone, and topic. Students will also utilize visible thinking strategies in some brainstorming discussions.

·      Coed, entering grades 6 - 8

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

·      Fee: $350

·      Instructor: Kate Stratton, Bryn Mawr School Teacher (strattonk@brynmawrschool.org)

Please feel free to contact Kate Stratton for more details or to ask questions.

Music Camp - Summer Music Camp is a great opportunity for older children, pre-teens, and teens to spend time focusing on their piano, strings, harp, woodwinds, and brass and musicianship skills while making new friends! Advanced students will have the pleasure of playing ensemble repertoire. Students will be assigned ensemble partners depending on their grade and skill level. Students will also have the opportunity to focus on solo music and technique.

·      Coed, ages 9 - 18

·      Dates: June 12 - 14

·      Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

·      Fee: $375

·      Instructors: Ariel Dechosa, Gilman School director of music; Peter Lander, Gilman music faculty; Cheryl Nkeba, Gilman music faculty; Michaela Trnkova, Gilman harp faculty

Nature Explorers - Come discover what lives among the rocks and ripples of our neighborhood stream. A fascinating world of plants and critters exists in Gilman’s back woods and the stream banks of Stony Run. Campers will spend the morning exploring the many hidden natural spaces on campus and going on stream walks.  They will enjoy bird watching, fort building, wild nature play, outdoor games, journaling, and nature crafts.  Join us for a week of old fashioned outdoor fun. Learn how all things are connected and what we can do to protect our natural world.

*Please send your camper each day with a water bottle, sunscreen/bug spray already applied, a hat, a small/lightweight backpack, crocs/ (closed toed) water shoes and a change of clothes (we will get wet!) including a pair of tennis shoes. A healthy snack will be provided each day.

·      Coed, entering grades K - 3

·      Session 1 Dates: June 10 – 14

o   Fee: $200

·      Session 2 Dates: June 17 – 21

o   Fee: $200

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

·      Instructor: Sarah Heegan, Gilman Lower School teacher

Outdoor Experience – Introduction to Climbing, Canoeing, and Hiking - Participants will learn the basics of climbing safety, commands, and techniques and will have a chance to practice their newly acquired skills on the Alpine Tower. Students will learn about map and compass reading and the basic elements of hiking and canoeing. Valuable leadership skills such as teamwork, effective communication, conflict resolution, and creative thinking will be taught using a variety of cooperative activities and games. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes and should bring a lunch and water bottle.

·      Coed, entering grades 4 - 6

·      Session 1 Dates: June 24 - 28

o   Fee: $400

·      Session 2 Dates: July 1 - 5 (No camp July 4)

o   Fee: $320

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

·      Instructors: Sarah Heegan, Gilman Lower School teacher; Matt Tully, Gilman Middle School teacher

Spanish Immersion Summer Fun - Learn Spanish or practice and improve your skills during the summer. The program is open to children ages 5-10. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Take an adventure immersed in the Spanish language and culture for a week, and learn by participating in a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities. Discover the excitement of speaking another language playing a variety of games including, loteria, soccer, and water baseball, exploring nature, getting wet, participating in funny stories, making a real piñata, creating typical art, and many more activities. Each day is a new adventure and each day the campers are encouraged to use their natural ability to communicate by using Spanish throughout the day. Each camper should bring a water bottle and a lunch, already applied sunscreen, a hat, an old t-shirt for art, tennis shoes, a change of clothes, and a towel for those times when we will play water games.

·      Coed, ages 5 - 10

·      Dates: July 8 - 12

·      Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 pm.

·      Fee: $400 (includes $35 for materials)

·      Instructor: Cecilia Eppler, Gilman Lower School teacher

STEM and Maker Fun for Young Hands! - Students will become Makers and inventors through highly engaging, hands-on learning experiences with a focus on technology and maker activities! They will complete different activities throughout the day to develop their Maker mindset, and will be supported through the making process to encourage perseverance and problem-solving. Participants will read a story then complete a challenge to build something that relates to the story, and complete age-appropriate STEM challenges and Mash-ups of their creations. A great camp for children who love DIY, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning!

·      Coed, entering grades 1 - 4

·      Session 1 Dates: June 10 - 14

o   Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

o   Fee: $350

·      Session 2 Dates: June 24 - 28

o   Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

o   Fee: $275

·      Instructor: Shannon Cheston, Calvert School Lower School technology coordinator

Summer at Hogwarts - Come explore the world of wizardry, magic, and mystery with other fans of the Harry Potter series. You will have a chance to experience some of the same classes as Harry Potter and his friends. Try your hand at Potions or Magical Creatures, compete in a quidditch match, create magical treats to eat, and cast spells throughout the week. Snacks and materials included. This course is limited to 15 students.

·      Coed, ages 6 - 12

·      Session 1 Dates: June 24 - 28

o   Fee: $250

·      Session 1 Dates: July 1 - 5 (No camp July 4)

o   Fee: $200

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

·      Instructor: Julia Holt, Calvert School teacher

 

 

Tutorials - Tutoring fee: $75 per hour for one student. Available from June 17 - July 19.

·      Foreign Language Tutorials - Private tutoring is available in French, Spanish, and Latin for coed students, grades 1 - 12.

·      Math and English Tutorials - Private tutoring is available in Math, and English for coed students entering grades 6 - 12.

Young Chefs World Cooking and Art - Learn the value and fun of cooking while you enjoy the taste of different countries and create a work of art. Come join us this summer as you enjoy the taste of different countries, learn basic cooking skills, safety, and awareness in the kitchen while preparing a variety of fun, healthy, and yummy recipes from around the world. Practice basic math while measuring ingredients, reading comprehension as you follow a recipe, team building as you work in groups, and get creative as you build a strong foundation for healthy eating. End the day with a taste of what you cooked while relaxing as you create a work of art. Campers should bring two containers with a lid so they can take food samples home, an old t-shirt, a water bottle, and a small lunch.

·      Coed, ages 5 - 12

·      Dates: June 17 - 21

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

·      Fee: $365 (includes $40 for materials)

·      Instructor: Cecilia Eppler, Gilman Lower School teacher

Young Scientist Summer Camp - Learn about science through our interactive and hands-on indoor and outdoor science activities. Discover cool chemical reactions, experiment with giant floating bubbles, make slime, build rockets and participate in their launch, participate in balloon rocket races, get to know wild looking tiny and wacky creatures, build your own volcano and watch it erupt. Create your own solar powered oven, make your own personal greenhouse and enjoy many more fun activities. Our summer science program encourages children to become junior scientists for a week and embark on a series of fun and exciting science adventures every day. Each camper should bring to camp a water bottle and a lunch, already applied sunscreen, a hat, an old t-shirt to be used as a lab coat, tennis shoes, a change of clothes and a towel.

·      Coed, ages 5 - 10

·      Dates: June 24 - 28

·      Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

·      Fee: $385 (includes $30 for materials)

·      Instructor: Cecilia Eppler, Gilman Lower School teacher


 

UPPER SCHOOL ACADEMICS

Algebra II - Coed, for students who have successfully completed Algebra I, may be taken for credit.

·      Dates: June 10 - July 19 (No class July 4)

·      Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

·      Location: Middle School

·      Fee: $1,200

·      Instructors: Joseph P. Ciattei, Sr., Gilman Upper School math teacher

College Application Essay - Writing Workshop - Seniors of the Class of 2020 – Would you like to have at least three essays and one college application completed before school begins? The Gilman Application Essay-Writing Workshop will help you to complete a significant amount of application work within one week. Using the online Common Application, students will be guided through the common app and its essays, at least one college supplement, and at least three essays by the conclusion of the program. Actual essays and writing examples will be used to help guide students through the process of crafting the most effective writing for their applications.

·      Coed, entering grade 12

·      Session 1 Dates: August 12 - 15 (No class Friday)

o   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

o   Fee: $300

·      Session 2 Dates: August 19 - 22 (No class Friday)

o   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

o   Fee: $300

·      Location: Lumen Center Lecture Hall

·      Instructors: Sarah Ross, director of college counseling at Gilman; Justin Baker, Anna Follensbee, and Matt Herman, Gilman college counselors.

Composition Workshop - This course aims to develop the students' ability to express themselves clearly and thoroughly in written English. It is intended that the students advance their writing techniques by organizing ideas logically or chronologically, writing in succinct paragraphs, using examples to illustrate statements, and conveying ideas to the reader in as much specificity and detail as possible. The students are required to study English grammar, and write analytical and creative papers which are re-drafted and revised through a process of peer editing.

·      Coed, entering grades 9 and 10

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School

·      Fee: $500

·      Instructor: Beth Knapp, Gilman Upper School English teacher

English SAT Prep - The course provides students with techniques for taking the SAT test. Monday classes are set aside for essay writing and grammar.

·      Coed, entering grades 10 - 12

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

·      Location: Middle School

·      Fee: $600 (includes book)

·      Instructor: Beth Knapp, Gilman Upper School English teacher

Geometry - Coed, may be taken for credit.

·      Dates: June 10 - July 19 (No class July 4)

·      Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School

·      Fee: $1,200

·      Instructor: Joseph P. Ciattei, Sr., Gilman Upper School math teacher

Math SAT Prep - This course is designed to help students review the important concepts of high school mathematics. Geometry, algebra, and word problems will be studied with an eye toward the SAT examination. Techniques for taking the math section of the test will be included in the course.

·      Coed, entering grades 9 - 12

·      Dates: June 17 - 28

·      Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School

·      Fee: $600 (includes book)

·      Instructor: Mark Wachtmeister, Gilman School teacher

Music Camp - Summer Music Camp is a great opportunity for older children, pre-teens, and teens to spend time focusing on their piano, strings, harp, woodwinds, and brass and musicianship skills while making new friends! Advanced students will have the pleasure of playing ensemble repertoire. Students will be assigned ensemble partners depending on their grade and skill level. Students will also have the opportunity to focus on solo music and technique.

·      Coed, ages 9 - 18

·      Dates: June 12 - 14

·      Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

·      Fee: $375

·      Instructors: Ariel Dechosa, Gilman School director of music; Peter Lander, Gilman music faculty; Cheryl Nkeba, Gilman music faculty; Michaela Trnkova, Gilman harp faculty

Physics (Gilman Students Only) - This lab course is an introduction to the physical world. The first half of the summer course is broken down into units covering kinematics in one dimension, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Equilibrium, Conservation Laws, Circular Motion, Machines, and Work and Energy. The second half will encompass discussions involving Electricity, Magnetism, Waves and Sound, Light and Color, and Matter and Energy. With each unit, the students will be expected to use logical thinking, algebra skills, and work independently as well as collaboratively in both lecture and lab settings. Students should have had a year of algebra and will need a calculator for this class.

·      Coed, entering grades 9 - 10

·      Dates: June 17 - July 26 (No class July 4)

·      Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.

·      Location: Upper School Science Building

·      Fee: $1,500

·      Instructor: TBD, Gilman Upper School science teacher

 

Tutorials - Tutoring fee: $75 per hour for one student. Available from June 17 - July 19.

·      Foreign Language Tutorials - Private tutoring is available in French, Spanish, and Latin for coed students, grades 1 - 12.

·      Math and English Tutorials - Private tutoring is available in Math, and English for coed students entering grades 6 - 12.

 

ART ENRICHMENT

Art - Drawing Studio

Students will work on still-life and observational drawing exercises that will include fun and relatable subject matter: food, toys, etc. Lessons often evolve into creative final products that will excite and motivate your young artist. A variety of media will be used such as graphite, chalk and watercolor. Students learn from their peers and work in an atmosphere that focuses on studio production and creative output.

·      Coed, entering grades 3 - 9    

·      Dates: June 10 - June 14                  

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School art studio

·      Fee: $540

 

Art - Pastels and Acrylics - Mark making is an important step in the development of one’s art. The stroke of color with a pastel is not unlike a brush filled with paint. Nonetheless, it can still promote trepidation in a young artist. These lessons are designed to break down the belief that everything needs to be blended perfectly. Landscapes and outdoor subject matter will be explored utilizing chalk and oil pastels, and then progress to painting with acrylics on canvas.

·      Coed, entering grades 3 - 9

·      Dates: June 17 - 21     

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School art studio

·      Fee: $540

 

Art - Surf and Skate Art (The heART of Summer) - The work made during this course will focus on images and aesthetics associated with surf, beach, and skateboard culture. All of the projects will have a foundation in drawing, and then evolve into paintings and three-dimensional work. One of the highlights of the course will be developing graphics for a personalized skateboard. Each student will take home a hand-painted, skateboard deck (deck only) to be hung on the wall for display or assembled and skated!

·      Coed, entering grades 3 - 9

·      Dates: July 8 - 12   

·      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

·      Location: Middle School art studio

·      Fee: $560

 

 

 

Gilman Summer! General Information

Academic Courses

  • Traditional academic courses for credit and/or review are offered for students entering grades 4–12. Courses for fun, enrichment and/or review are offered to students in grades K–12.
  • Students from other schools who wish to take a course for credit must make individual arrangements with their own schools before they begin a course by having their principal send a confirming letter to the Summer Programs Director. Gilman students wishing to take a credit course must have permission from the appropriate department.
  • The School will send reports home for academic courses at the end of the first three weeks and again at the end of the session. Upon written request, final reports and transcripts will be sent to the principal of each student's school.
  • The School reserves the right to withdraw any course if there is insufficient interest in that course.

Conduct

  • The School reserves the right to request the withdrawal at any time of any student who, in its judgment, is unwilling to comply with the rules and practices of the Summer Program.
  • Students and parents are responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules of the Summer Program and are expected to give their full cooperation both to the rules and to the educational objectives of the School.

General Information

  • Students who drive must park along Roland Avenue or in the Gilman lower parking lot accessible via Northern Parkway. The School driveway may only be used for drop-off and pick-up. Unattended vehicles along the driveway are prohibited.
  • Attendance in all courses is required. The Summer Session asks that parents call 410.323.3800, extension 627, by 9 a.m. if a student will be absent.
  • Students who are enrolled in one of the Summer Camp programs or clinics can make arrangements to take courses in the Summer Session.
  • The Summer Session is coeducational. Classrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Dress is informal: shorts, slacks, skirts, and sports shirts are appropriate. Shoes must be worn. The School expects that students'; overall appearance will be in keeping with the academic aims of the School.
  • Admission to the Gilman Summer does not include or imply admission to the regular fall session of Gilman School.

Gilman Summer! Tuition and Fees

A small processing fee (approximately $6.95) is charged for each course at the time of registration.

A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due for each course at the time of registration. This payment will be
credited toward that course’s total cost. If the course fee is less than $250, then full payment is due at the
time of registration. Final payment is due no later than May 31, 2019. For courses purchased after May
31, 2019, the course cost must be paid in full at the time of registration.

If you have to cancel for ANY reason before June 1, 2019, you will receive a refund of payment, less a
$250 nonrefundable deposit. There are no refunds for any reason after May 31, 2019. Also, no refunds
will be offered if camp is closed due to "Acts of God"; such as a tornado, power outage, etc. If you switch to a different course within Gilman Summer Programs, there will be a $25 administrative fee.

In academic courses, all financial obligations must be settled before a student takes any final examination.
No reports to parents or to school will be sent, and no course credits will be registered until all fees are
paid in full.

The School reserves the right to withdraw any course if there is insufficient interest in that course.

Private tutoring is available in all school disciplines. Tutoring fee: $75 per hour per student, $65 per hour
per student for two students; $55 per hour per student for three or more students. In the case of a tutorial
in which a specific number of hours have been recommended, full tuition is due on Monday, June 10,
2019.

Gilman School Summer Session does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.

Contact

Should you have any questions concerning Summer Session courses or enrollment, please call or write:
410.323.3800

Kip digges

Director of Summer Session
ext. 627
kdigges@gilman.edu