Camp Explore Classes

Taught by Silver Lake College Faculty, our programs seek to engage learners in hands-on, transformative learning experiences. Campers register for two morning classes from the following options:

Junior Paleontologists

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 3–4

Dig up some serious fun! Learn about fossils as you excavate and piece together a T-Rex! Junior Paleontologists will also create and keep their own fossil casts!

Instructor: Tara Wachowski ’10, Look Ahead Lakers Program Coordinator

Found Objects Art Class

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 3–5

Explore you creativity through found object art! The class will use found objects from nature and around the home to create contemporary cityscapes! This is up-cycling at its best!

Instructor: Samantha Deeley, Silver Lake College Studio Art Major

Exploring The World of Science Class

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Grades 3–5

Become a real scientist! Each day we’ll do a new experiment. As geologists we’ll experiment with properties of minerals. As chemists we’ll test the classes of polymers. As astronomers we’ll take a virtual tour of the moon, and as physicists we’ll explore the world of flight!

Instructor: Sister Margaret Ann Wallander, Associate Professor, Education, Physical and Earth Science, Silver Lake College

Beginning Piano Class

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 3–8 (no experience at the keyboard)

This is a perfect introduction to the piano! By the end of the week, students will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals and be able to play a simple song for parents night. Space is limited to six students so register early.

Instructor: Diana Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Piano, Silver Lake College

Intermediate Piano Class

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Grades 3–8 (1–2 years experience at the keyboard)

Have a love of the piano and 1 to 2 years of experience? Grow as a musician and have fun with other young music enthusiasts. Intermediate Piano is limited to 6 students so register early!

Instructor: Diana Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Piano, Silver Lake College

The Adventures of Musical Theater

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Grades 3–8

Imagine yourself as Peter Pan trying to escape the wrath of Captain Hook, or as Dorothy and you are desperately trying to find the Wizard because the Wicked Witch is after you! Whether you are an experienced performer or just someone who likes to be an audience member, you will love learning about singing and acting techniques, staging and choreography, and what happens behind the scenes of a live performance.

Instructor: Carol Stork, Silver Lake Children’s Choir Director

Eco-Friendly Youth

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 5–6

Learn how to become more earth friendly! We’ll make a solar oven and learn how to compost. Then, discover how to use discarded products to make recycled art!

Instructor: Frances Sobieck, Science and Math Teacher, Grace Catholic Middle School, Green Bay

Poetry Workshop

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 5–8

Come experiment with a variety of approaches to writing poetry. We’ll write poems inspired by nature walks, music, and artworks, as well as poems inspired by our own lives. By the end of the week, writers will create their own chapbook (mini collection) and share a poem at the Parent Picnic.

Instructor: Emilie Lindemann, Assistant Professor of English, Silver Lake College

What’s Out There?

9:00–10:15 am

Grades 6–8

What’s out there? Join scientists as they explore the universe’s glue—gravity. Then, uncover astronomical myths as you discover craters, meteorites, comets, and planetary rings.

Instructor: Sister Margaret Ann Wallander, Associate Professor, Education, Physical and Earth Science, Silver Lake College

Found Objects Art Class

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Grades 6-8

Explore you creativity through found object art! The class will use found objects from nature and around the home to create contemporary cityscapes! This is up-cycling at its best!

Instructor: Samantha Deeley, Silver Lake College Studio Art Major

Math Whiz!

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Grades 7–8

Sharpen your math skills and explore math principles through hands-on math games! We’ll end the week by creating of our very own math game!

Instructor: Frances Sobieck, Science and Math Teacher at Grace Catholic Middle School, Green Bay

Advanced Piano

(3+ years of experience at the keyboard)

Private and duet lessons available to students throughout the day. These are ½ hour lessons held in the afternoon. Contact the Camp Director at 920-686-6208 or email tara.wachowski@sl.edu if interested in signing up.

Instructor: Diana Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Piano, Silver Lake College

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