A primary focus during summer camp is preventing the dreaded summer slide. Our academic courses help keep students skills fresh so that when they return to school in the fall the pick back up right where they left off or better!
Students in grades 5-8 have rotating classes of ELA and Math in the morning along with other enrichment activities including music class, arts and crafts, science experiments, and other project based learning opportunities. Students in grades 9-12 spend time working on PSAT/SAT prep with a focus on the math and English skills needed to be successful on the test. We’ve partnered with Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. to provide rich instruction in these areas this summer.
Musical Theater Training
At the Choir School of Delaware, we are proud to present an annual musical production which we prepare for over the course of camp. Music from the show is taught and rehearsed in music class. The afternoons are filled with rehearsals for not only music, but also dance, scene work, and other related preparations for the musical. The show is open to the public and tickets will be available.
About the Show
From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.
Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.
Field Trips are currently being scheduled. A calendar of trips will be available closer the the start of camp in June. Field trips in the past have taken us to Ashbourne Swim Club, Bellevue and Alapocas State Parks, Delaware Historical Society, Herr’s Potato Chip Factory, Blue Rooms Game and more!