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2016 IMPORTANT DATES


June 13:
Tatnall Week Begins

June 13:
Tatnall Swim Team Begins

June 20:
Camp and Extended Day Begin

August 26:
Last Day of Camp

Summer Starts Here!

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Brochure 
CLICK HERE to Register!

 

Our 110-acre campus provides campers room for exploration and discovery from June 20 to August 26. Check out our expanded list camps and enrichment classes for ages 3 to grade 12.  

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Each summer, The Tatnall School opens its beautiful 110-acre campus to the community offering programs designed to provide an enriching and memorable summer while providing a break from the rigors of the school year.

Extraordinary facilities, coupled with an experienced staff, provide all the fun and variety kids want. Whether it’s swimming in one of the four outdoor pools, learning a new sport, going on a great field trip, designing a video game, or joining the Tatnall Torpedoes swim team, a Tatnall Summer is sure to be the best summer ever!  

For more information, please contact John Noel, Tatnall's Director of Auxiliary Programming, at (302) 892-4347 or jnoel@tatnall.org.

Tatnall Day Camps (Age 3-Grade 8)

Tatnall's traditional Day Camps offer plenty of fun for campers age 3 all the way up to eighth grade. Starting June 20th and running through August 26th, Tatnall Day Camps have everything kids want in a safe and nurturing environment. Plenty of time is spent outdoors on Tatnall's expansive 110-acre campus, in the classrooms and in on-campus pools. Each week of Tatnall’s Day Camp is tied to a weekly summer theme that is incorporated into all of the camp activities.

Throughout A Tatnall Summer, our younger campers will participate in a number of activities including arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, science experiments, imaginative play, movement, music and daily swimming lessons and free swim periods.

Our older campers will also experience activities that expose them to team building and team challenges, arts and crafts, sports and games, drama, science, technological projects, outdoor exploration, archery and daily swimming lessons and free swim periods.

 

SPORTS CAMPS  

Beginner Hornet Football Camp (Grades 1-5) 

June 27 - July 1st: 9 a.m. to Noon
Tatnall graduate, Justin Perillo of the Green Bay Packers, along with Tatnall's Coach Jody Russell, will run this introductory camp for boys focuses on the fundamentals of football. In addition to drills, campers will participate in daily flag football games, as well as many other lead-up games. They will also take part in daily competitions.

Intermediate Hornet Football Camp(Grades 6-8)

June 27 - July 1st: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Led by Justin Perillo and Jody Russell, this camp will focus on position-specific drills on both offense and defense. In addition to drills, campers will participate in daily flag football games, as well as many other lead-up games and daily competitions.

76er’s Basketball Camp (Grades 2-8)

August 8th - 12th: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members of the 76ers team and staff will cover all the essential fundamentals, skills and basic knowledge of the game of basketball during this action-packed one-week camp. Skills covered throughout the week will include ball handling, passing, offense with and without the ball, shooting, rebounding and defense. Going in depth for all the fundamentals, campers are certain to not only enhance their game, but have a great time learning from our local NBA franchise.

Little Sixers Day Camp (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

August 8th - 12th: 9 a.m. to Noon

In this camp for boys and girls, young campers will learn the fundamentals of all aspects of basketball from members of the Philadelphia 76ers team, including: ball handling, passing, offense, defense and shooting.

100% Basketball (Grades 3-9) Boys:

June 13th to16th / CoEd July 25th to 28th :  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

John Noonan’s camp is designed to improve each athlete’s offense and defense fundamentals. The successful formula used by 100% Basketball teaches the game in a fun-filled, yet hard-working environment. All camp sessions are positive and up tempo, with the main objective being improved skills and greater confidence for each camper.

PE and Games Camp (Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-8)

June 20th to 24th / August 15th to 19th 

Do your children love physical education (PE) class at school? Do they like to play dodgeball, tag, capture the flag and team sports? If they do, this is the camp for them. Have them spend an entire week with Tatnall teachers Mr. Smith, Mr. Scott and team to enjoy their favorite team and PE games.

Speed, Agility and Strength Camp (Grades 5-12)  

June 27th to July 1st: 4 - 7 p.m.
Conducted by Anthuan Maybank, 1996 Olympic Track and Field gold medalist, this camp is designed to teach the principles of speed and strength to athletes. Speed, agility, quickness and the ability to change directions at full speed are learned skills. Athletes CAN get faster, and they WILL get faster at this camp.

Conducted by Anthuan Maybank, 1996 Olympic Track and Field gold medalist, this camp is designed to teach the principles of speed and strength to athletes. Speed, agility, quickness and the ability to change directions at full speed are learned skills. Athletes CAN get faster, and they WILL get faster at this camp.

Hornet Baseball Camp (Kindergarten - Grade 8)

July 5th - July 8th: 9 a.m. to Noon 

Instructed by Jody Russell, Hornet Baseball Camp focuses on the fundamentals of the game of baseball. Boy campers will learn the proper techniques for throwing, catching, fielding and hitting in an age-appropriate setting. Throughout the week, we will have skills competitions and game situations to work on game strategy. This camp is geared to many skill levels, from the accomplished all-star to the T-ball slugger who wants to get better and have fun doing it!

Fencing  (Grades 5-12)

July 18th to 22nd: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fencing is one of the five original modern Olympic sports, and it challenges campers’ minds as well as their bodies. The speed and power of an athlete combined with the intellect of a chess master, the grace of a dancer and the fine motor skills of a musician! All skill levels welcome.  

Softball  (Grades K-6)

July 11th to 15th: 9 a.m. to Noon
Coached by John Miller and players form the 2015 Little League All-Star Senior Softball Delaware State Champions, this camp for girls will focus on the fundamentals of the game. Campers will have fun while being introduced to throwing, catching, hitting, fielding bunting and fast-pitch techniques. As they improve their skills throughout the week, the campers will also participate in competitions and games.  

Challenger Sports- British Soccer (Grades 1-11)

June 27th to July 1st: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to Noon

Challenger Sports British Soccer provides young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level coaching from a team of international coaches. Challenger coaches have developed one of the most innovative approaches to coaching soccer. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and daily tournaments.  

Challenger Sports- TetraBrazil Soccer (Grades 1-11)

August 1st to 5th: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to Noon

The TetraBrazil curriculum has been designed by professional coaches to provide campers  with  the same level of expert training as the professional soccer clubs in Brazil. Emphasis is placed on the Brazilian style of playing the jogo bonito or " beautiful game." This youth program will give each player a solid foundation in all basic skills of the game.

 She-LAX(Grades 1-5)

July 18th to 22nd: 9 a.m. to Noon

She-LAX is a creative introduction to lacrosse for beginning players. Each day will incorporate the FUNdamentals of the girls’ game such as cradling, catching, passing, shooting and scooping up ground balls. In addition, SHE-LAX participants will learn about player positions, rules of the game and the markings on the field.


Hornet Volleyball Camp (Grades 1-8)

June 20th to 24th: 1 to 4 p.m.

Instructed by John Evans, Hornet Volleyball Camp is a competitive camp for beginner to intermediate volleyball players. Each day will give girl campers opportunities to learn several new skills, including passing, serving and setting (advanced players will also work on hitting and blocking). Additionally, daily mini-games will give players an opportunity to combine their skills during game-like situations.

Excellence Tennis Academy   (Grades 1-12)

June, July and August; 9 a.m to 3 p.m.  
Excellence Tennis  Academy  Director, Simon Peppiatt, will lead this camp alongside  experienced and skilled coaches. This camp will be broken into two mini-camps: Beginner/Intermediate Camp and Advanced Training. The beginner and intermediate group will learn stroke technique, rules and court awareness, while the advanced group will focus on training for tournaments and high school tennis by practicing footwork skills, fitness and mental strategy. Each morning will be filled with drills, followed by lunch, swimming and match play in the afternoon.

 

Camp Academia

Tatnall Preschool Nature Camp  (PreK - Grade 1) ****** Registration Full - Please email EnrichmentPrograms@tatnall.org to be added to the wait list********
Explore backyard plants and animals with Tatnall Preschool science teacher Nancy Flanagan utilizing the Tatnall Preschool Wildlife Habitat and science lab. Observe and discover life cycles of butterflies, frogs, trees and vegetables. Activities will also include hikes to streams, woods and meadows. Please bring a backpack with a water bottle, sunscreen with insect repellent, an extra set of clothes and shoes, raincoat, bathing suit/towel for water sprinkler play, and lunch if you stay until 3 p.m.

Chess Masters  (Grades 1-12) 

July 25th to 29th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn chess with the Chess Masters of Delaware team! As both an art and science, chess developed creative thinking and concrete reasoning. Advance your current skills odor learn fundamental strategies of chess and how to apply them consistently throughout the game.

Study Skills  (Grades 5-9) 

August 15th to 19th: 9 a.m. to Noon

Focus, plan, learn and succeed! This course will teach campers how to prepare for tests, improve note taking and boot time management. During the camp, students will determine their own personal learning style and will be taught strategies that fit their unique style.

 

Minecraft: The Adventure Begins  (Grades 1-3) 

J uly 5th to 8th: 9 a.m. to Noon

This class will teach beginners how to successfully navigate the Minecraft world, build competency in mining, crafting and creating, learn to farm and even tame wolves and ocelots, ride pigs and break horses. Campers will gain an introductory understanding of dimensions while collaborating with one another to solve puzzles, participate in scavenger hunts and work as a team to explore design and create in an open space.

 Minecraft: Coding and Programming (Grades 4-7) 

July 5th to 8th:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to code using the Minecraft ComputerCraft mod and put those robots to work. With a partner, campers will navigate the land of Turtles, where they will begin programming with a graphical user interface. Before moving to text-based coding with Lau.

Minecraft: Adventure Design (Grades 4-12)

July 11th to 22nd: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Using Minecraft, the world's most popular video game, campers will learn how to design 3D video game adventures. This camp focuses primarily on game design, installing mods and using Redstone to create adventure maps. Advanced campers may also work on setting up and managing local Minecraft servers. This camp does not require software coding. This day includes lectures/labs, recreation and swimming (two periods) and time for playing Smash Bros. and Minecraft.


Video Game Design Camp (Grades 4-12)

July 25th to August 5th: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For two weeks, campers will learn the ins and outs of how games are made. The camps focus on game design and graphic arts using Flash, Adobe Photoshop and HTML 5 authoring tools. At the end of the program, campers will bring home 2D platform games. We provide introduction, intermediate and advanced instruction so students with prior experience, or who have attended this camp in the past, can jump right in and start making games.

This camp is designed for motivated campers with 60 percent of the day spent in a classroom (does not require software coding). The day includes lectures/labs, recreation and swimming (two periods) and time for playing Smash Bros. and Minecraft.

For two weeks, campers will learn the ins and outs of how games are made. The camps focus on game design and graphic arts using Flash, Adobe Photoshop and HTML 5 authoring tools. At the end of the program, campers will bring home 2D platform games. We provide introduction, intermediate and advanced instruction so students with prior experience, or who have attended this camp in the past, can jump right in and start making games.

This camp is designed for motivated campers with 60 percent of the day spent in a classroom (does not require software coding). The day includes lectures/labs, recreation and swimming (two periods) and time for playing Smash Bros. and Minecraft.

Rockin' Robotics (Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8)

August 1st to 5th
Rockin' Robotics is highly engaging, interactive fun! Campers will learn basic programming principles and experiment with robotic engineering while using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Lego uses "drag and drop" programming icons that are easily understood by beginners, yet the vast number of settings keep the level of interest high for kids with more experience. Campers will be encouraged to design innovative solutions to a variety of robotic challenges presented at camp. They will have a blast solving problems working in teams of two while expanding their math and science skills. Instructed by Tatnall teacher Lauri Leary.

Rockin' Robotics is highly engaging, interactive fun! Campers will learn basic programming principles and experiment with robotic engineering while using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Lego uses "drag and drop" programming icons that are easily understood by beginners, yet the vast number of settings keep the level of interest high for kids with more experience. Campers will be encouraged to design innovative solutions to a variety of robotic challenges presented at camp. They will have a blast solving problems working in teams of two while expanding their math and science skills. Instructed by Tatnall teacher Lauri Leary.


Tech Starts presents - C.A.K.E. CO., aka Creative Answers Kids Engineering Co. (Grades 1-3)
 Receiving daily EWRs (engineering work requests), students work in teams, learn about robotics and build and program their own robotic creations using the LEGO WeDO Robotics System. This unique system, designed by the experts at MIT, teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more. This innovative program allows you to create you own angry birds.


Tech Starts presents -LEGOS + Scratch = Razzle Dazzle
(Grades 3-6)

Create video games using Scratch, the innovative programming language created by MIT. Build controllers with LEGOS to control the onscreen action. This special course uses the most innovative tools available to build robots with sensors that communicate and control video games. Build alligators, magic wands, monkeys, even angry birds, and watch as you bring them to life onscreen! Dazzle your friends with what you create!

 

ARTS & CAMPS

Exploding Art! (Grades 4-8)
Enjoy painting, Explosions and making a mess? During this one-week class,  discover  how fun it is to paint without a paintbrush. Campers will experiment with different ways of painting and will learn how science is very mush a part of art. What happens when you mix paint and...? 

Gigantic Art  (Grades 4-8)

Explore all types of materials from everyday objects and learn how to transform your ideas into three-dimensional works of art. During this one week class, campers will learn about a number of sculptors like Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson. Additionally, campers will investigate different ways to use cardboard, recycled and found objects, plaster, and paper-mache to create large scale creations.

 

Child Drama Workshop  (Grades 1-5)

Your child's exciting week at camp will include theatre games, improvisation, acting techniques, monologues, creative movement, character building and audition techniques. The week will conclude with the creative production of an original play, complete with professional direction, choreography and makeup.

 

Books Can't Paint  (Grades 1-3)

Finally, an art class where books come to life! During this class we will read from a variety of amazing children’s books, and learn how to bring some of our favorite characters to life through drawings, paintings, and sculptures.! Bring a smock because this class can get messy.

 

Dive into Art  (Grades 4-8)

Love getting messy? Then this is the class for you! Campers will explore a number of art materials from clay, found objects, plaster, paint, cardboard, and more. We learn about different way to construct and create sculptural masterpieces as well as two-dimensional art.

 

Summer Sewing on the Go  (Grades 1-7)

Interested in spending a week learning how to sew or sharpening your sewing skills? Join Ms Bobbi for a week full of cool sewing projects on the machine and lots of embellishment techniques to personalize projects and make them your own!

 

Sewing with Patterns  (Grades 1-7)

Knowing how to sew using a pattern can open up a world of possibilities! Throughout the week, campers will learn how to locate patterns, stitch the finished product and everything in between.  Pattern choices based on the sewing skills of each participant.

 

Ceramics Camp  (Grades 4-8)

Discover the joy of working with clay!  Whether you are a beginner, or a more advanced thrower, you can experiment with hand-building and the pottery wheel during this all day class. Campers will be practice and experiment with all types of techniques and will have the opportunity to create the ceramics project they have always wanted to make. All projects will be available to take home Friday.

 

The Werkshop : Hip-Hop Dance Camp  (Grades 2-8)

If Hip-Hop is what you seek this summer, then The Werkshop is the place for you. Instructors Debbie Apalucci and Todd Munoz will focus on building each camper’s Hip Hop technique, choreographic capabilities, and performance quality. This camp will end with a special performance for friends and family.

A Tatnall Summer Staff


John Noel, II
Director of Auxiliary Programming
(302) 892-4347
jnoel@tatnall.org

 
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Office of Summer Programs
The Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 892-4347
www.tatnall.org/summer