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2019 Summer - Enrichment


Mystery Camp: Grades 7th-9th
Come join us as we learn some mystery-solving skills that can help us eventually beat the Escape Room! This camp will offer activities working with problem-solving, forensics, detective work and clue-hunting, where kids will go on treasure hunts, solve mysteries, and eventually come up with their own version of an “Escape Room”. We will get to meet a real ZPD detective, and examine a mock “crime scene”. The week will be capped off with a field trip to the actual “Escape Room” in Fishers! Join us for a crazy few days, and while you are at it, get an introduction to ZCHS!

The program will last 4 days. The last day will involve a field trip to the Escape Room in Fishers. Parents may be asked to provide transportation for the field trip.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 7th - 9th T - F June 4, 5, 6, 7 9:00a - 12:00p FC E102 / E103 $158

Instructor: Jill Chickedantz & Sara Thornley | jchickedantz@zcs.k12.in.us & sthornley@zcs.k12.in.us


Coding & Chess Camp: Grades 2nd-8th
Chess & Coding Summer Camp is a perfect way to introduce new students to the game of chess, develop the understanding of the game for established players, or offer more serious instruction for the seasoned player. Instruction includes piece value and board setup, basic opening principles, tactics, strategy, and endgame techniques with fun being the overall goal. During our coding session, students develop the problem-solving process to design, code, execute and debug a complete video game from scratch with their favorite character. Discussion includes object creation, manipulation, goal setting and presentation for all coders with extra-add-ons for advanced coders!

All materials will be provided but please bring a sack lunch.

Session #1 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 2nd - 8th Friday June 7 9:00a - 2:00p FC E105 $84
Max: 16
Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 2nd - 8th Friday July 19 9:00a - 2:00p FC E105 $84
Max: 16

Instructor: Soujanya Roopesh | firststartcs@yahoo.com


Animals of the Continents: Grades 1st-4th
Children will learn about animals from the seven continents. Geography, endangered species, environment and animal conservation are just a few topics that will be covered during this camp. Possible camp activities include making animal crafts, reading animal books, singing animal songs, playing animal games, watching animal videos, making enrichment items for animals and an escape room activity. Snacks will be provided daily but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Because some activities will take place outside, children will need to dress for the weather.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 1st - 4th M - W June 10 - 12 9:00a - 3:00p FC LGI $76
Max: 20

Instructor: Melanie Bowlin | mbowlin@zcs.k12.in.us


Camp Invention - Supercharged: Grades K-6th
Camp Invention is coming to Zionsville Community Schools Freshman Center June 10-14, 2019 from 9:00am-3:30pm. Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Zionsville Community School teachers lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Your child will love what is in store for this year:

  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Children team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in Deep Sea Mystery™.
  • STEM APPLICATION: In DIY Orbot™, participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance.
  • INNOVATION: Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on the role of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains in Innovation Force™.
  • CONFIDENCE: Kids become successful entrepreneurs in Farm Tech™, as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and create devices to save animals.

To register, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 6th M - F June 10 - 14 9:00a - 3:30p FC E102, E103, E104,
E105, E204, E205, FC Café
$255

Instructor: Darren Hale | dhale@zcs.k12.in.us


Books & Baking: Grades PreK-4th
Calling little chefs and bakers! This one-week camp we will read story books involving food and bake the popular treats in them. Such as Pete's Pizza and create our own Pizza's, If you give a Mouse a Cookie and bake delicious cookies, and many more! If you like to cook/bake this is the camp for you!

*Camp not suitable for children with food allergies as accommodations can't be made due to shared equipment.

Session #1 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades PreK - 4th M - F June 10 - 14 2:30p - 3:30p ZCHS Room 43 $137
Max: 20
Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades PreK - 4th M - F June 17 - 21 2:30p - 3:30p ZCHS Room 43 $137
Max: 20

Instructor: Jessica Weaver | jweaver@zcs.k12.in.us


Lego Adventure Canvas & Coding: Grades 1st-6th
Calling all Lego fans!  Paint It KIDS Studio and First Start CS are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind Lego Day Camp! We will start off the day in the art room painting a Lego self portrait with acrylic paint on 11x14 canvas where YOU become a Lego minifigure! After lunch we will be moving into a classroom to create your very own Lego computer game from scratch! You will learn step-by-step how to design, program and execute a game that you can take home to play with a friend! If you love Legos you will LOVE Lego Adventure Camp!  All materials will be provided but please bring a sack lunch.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 1st - 6th Friday June 14 9:00a - 2:00p FC E107 & FC E113 $84
Max: 20

Instructor: Kate Jones & Soujanya Roopesh | kate@paintitkids.com & firststartcs@yahoo.com


Kids in the Kitchen: Grades K-4th
Kids in the Kitchen is an exciting and engaging class that will familiarize students with basic cooking terms and kitchen utensils. They will learn to create simple and healthy menu items and snacks. They will have an opportunity for math enrichment as they learn about measuring tools and following recipes. Students will also learn how to set the table, and plan a meal including all of the food groups. They will create their own personalized apron and collect all of the recipes we have used in class to create their own cookbook.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 4th M - F June 17 - 21 3:30p - 4:45p ZWMS 206 $126
Max: 10

Instructor: Kelly Hine | khine@zcs.k12.in.us


Checkmate Chess: Grades K-8th
Do your kids like chess! Chess is a great tool to teach decision making, mathematics and logic. Taught by the Indiana famous Learning Through Games Group that is known for child friendly style! Good for all levels. Large classes will be divided based on skill level.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 8th M - F June 17 - 21 9:00a - 12:00p FC E102 $145
Max: 45

Instructor: Learning Through Games | adean@learningthroughgames.com


Survivor For Kids: Grades 2nd-4th
Survivor for Kids is a fast pace, interactive, educational based summer program. Student participants will go through three days of challenges that revolve around science, wellness, problem solving, and team work. Get ready for food, fun and lots of water. Participants will receive a t-shirt and some fun take-aways throughout the week. Can you Outwit, Outplay, Outlast our challenges?

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 2nd - 4th M - W June 17 - 21 10:30a - 12:30p FC Learning Center $158
Max: 30

Instructor: Katie Pullen & Maggie Owens | kpullen@zcs.k12.in.us


Chess Fun & Variants: Grades K-8th
Does your child wish to learn chess? Or perhaps they are already pretty good. Either way this camp will provide an entertaining way to learn chess tactics and Variants of chess such as Bughouse and more! The camp will also include recreation in between enjoyable teaching! Good for all levels!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 8th M - F June 17 - 21 1:00p - 4:00p FC E102 $145

Instructor: Learning Through Games | adean@learningthroughgames.com


Kids Cake Decorating: Grades K-4th
Let’s have some fun decorating Cakes! During our time together, you will learn in a fun and exciting environment all the different techniques and tricks to decorate cakes. I will provide cakes already baked and all the material you will need. At the end of the course you will take home a beautiful decorated cake! Each session we will learn different techniques.

Session #1 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 4th M - F June 17 - 21 1:00p - 2:00p ZWMS Room 206 $160
Max: 15
Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 4th M - F June 24 - 28 9:00a - 10:00a ZWMS Room 206 $160
Max: 15
Session #3 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 4th M - F July 15 - 19 8:00a - 9:00a ZWMS Room 206 $160
Max: 15

Instructor: Mariana Cobos | mcobos@zcs.k12.in.us


Safety Town at Eagle Elementary Gym: Kindergarteners
Can your child safely cross the street? Can your five year old use the telephone to get help? These and other positive safety skills-- including playground safety, poison and stranger awareness, basic home first aid, and fire escape -- are covered in the ZCS summer program for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. 10 hours of safety education in a 4 day summer camp format. Led by professional teaching staff. Videos, skill practice, demonstrations, and special visitors. Safety project daily. Tricycle safety track fun.

Session #1 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Kindergarten M - TH July 15 - 18 9:30a - 12:00p Eagle Elem $89
Max: 15 per Session
Kindergarten M - TH July 15 - 18 1:00p - 3:30p Eagle Elem $89
Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Kindergarten M - TH July 22 - 25 9:30a - 12:00p Eagle Elem $89
Max: 15 per Session
Kindergarten M - TH July 22 - 25 1:00p - 3:30p Eagle Elem $89

Instructor: Karen Bourbeau | kbourbeau@zcs.k12.in.us