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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  

76er’s Basketball Camp (Grades 2-8) **********Registration closed************

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)**********Registration closed************

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)

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.


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.  

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.


Excellence Tennis Academy   (Grades 1-12)

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

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) **********Registration closed************

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: 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) 

**********Registration closed************

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) **********Registration closed************
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...? 

Dive into Art  (Grades 4-8)**********Registration closed************

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)**********Registration closed************

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