Summer Camp 2020

 
We are excited to announce our  3rd annual Husky Camp at Hightower Trail Middle School!  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis and class size is limited. All Cobb County School District policies in the student handbook apply and must be followed. Students may be withdrawn from the camp for discipline problems or at the principal’s discretion.

A parent or guardian must accompany the camper on the first day of camp to complete a liability waiver and release form and emergency contact/medical information form.

 

Q & A

Who may attend this camp? Rising 6th – 9th graders
When and where is camp? (Monday – Thursday) June 8-11 and June 15-18.  There are two sessions per day AM: 9:00-12:00  and PM: 1:00-4:00 The camp is held at Hightower Trail Middle School.
Do you provide lunch if my camper stays for the entire day? No. Student must provide lunch if staying for both AM & PM sessions in the same week. HTMS does not provide lunch.
How do I register? Registration is online only. Click the “REGISTER HERE” link below.
How do I pay? Pay online credit card payment or Paypal.
What if my class is full? Please send us a note through the “Contact Us” link on the online registration form. You will be added to a waiting list and an additional class may be added.

Additional Information:  

  1. If you have more than one camper attending, please register one child at a time.  One shopping cart per camper.  
  2. When checking out, please list your CHILD’S NAME, GRADE LEVEL FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR, and SCHOOL ATTENDING.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Class Description

Food Fun Class A, Class B, Class C – Week 1 AM, Week 1 PM, Week 2 AM

This class is offered as three different sessions. Recipes and activities will vary, so each session will differ. This means that your camper can sign up for all three classes and try different recipes! Each class is a fun filled, fast paced, hands-on introduction to food safety and cooking that takes place in our HTMS Café. We will cover Kitchen Safety basics before making a variety of age appropriate recipes. Our goals are to promote cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen. We will make several dishes each day while keeping them middle school taste friendly. Some examples of dishes we may make are: Homemade Bread, South American Empanadas, French Toast Casserole, Healthy Fruit Smoothies, Italian Marinara, Scratch Mac & Cheese, Pretzel Bark, Asian Spring Rolls, Homemade Frosting, etc. Each session will offer a full spectrum of recipes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Side Items, Easy Snacks, and Simple Desserts. Campers will be taught meal planning in addition to food as gifts and creating dishes for everyday or special occasions. You’ll get to taste the culinary treats that your camper creates at the end of each day and at the end of the camp, they will bring home a recipe book that they have created! Cooking can be messy…dress accordingly.

Class Capacity: 10 students

Cost includes additional $25.00 fee for supplies.

Social Skills for Middle Schoolers – Week 1 AM

Does your child need help navigating the middle school social world? Could your student use some guidance with making and maintaining friendships? In this group, we will work on building confidence, improving communication and listening skills, and engaging in teamwork through group games, arts and crafts, and more. Tips and tricks from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking programs will be utilized. If your child needs help with “blending” and “the social fake”, this is the class for him/her!

Class Capacity: 10 students

Cost includes additional $15.00 fee for supplies. Need t-shirt size Youth L or XL, Adult S, M, L, or XL

Marvel At Us – Week 1 AM

Students will have the opportunity to delve into the Marvel Universe! We will draw, discuss, & write about characters from the Marvel Universe including Captain American, Black Panther, Thor, Hulk, & X-Men. Students will also create a comic book!

Class Capacity: 10 students

Supplies to Bring: color pencils, pencils, drawing paper, notebook paper

Husky Pups for 6th Graders ONLY – Week 1 AM, Week 2 AM

Do you have a nervous soon-to-be 6th grade husky? By attending Husky Pups, students will get the opportunity to meet new peers in a low pressure environment while seeing what it means to be a 6th grader at HTMS. After looking into learning styles & personalities, we will complete sample lessons from different subject areas to help acclimate your student to the middle school curriculum & rigor. Students will get a sneak peek in to areas 6th graders commonly visit – learning commons, computer labs, classrooms, and of course lockers.

Class Capacity: 15 students

Magic Tricks! – Week 1 AM

Back by popular demand! Want to be a magician? Learn sleight of hand and other valuable lessons from Zakary Jay! This beginner class will teach card tricks, deception strategies, and performance tips to beginners and those who are more experienced as well. We will delve into televised magic from shows such as America’s Got Talent and Penn and Teller Fool Us, as well as several YouTube and literary resources which offer quality ideas and instruction.

Class Capacity: 10 students

Summer Reading for Rising 6th Graders – Week 1 AM

Students will have the opportunity to complete both of the summer required reading assignment projects. Students should come to camp prepared having read Hoot by Carl Hiassen. We will work together along with a 6th grade reading teacher to complete the graphic organizer required for Hoot. As a group, students will vote on a secondary book to read together for days 2-4 of camp. Students will have all requirements completed by the end of the week in terms of the summer reading assignment. Complete your summer reading and relax the rest of the summer!

Class Capacity: 15 students

Supplies to Bring: Hoot

Summer Reading for Rising 8th Graders -Week 1 AM

This class is for rising 8th graders to gain further comprehension of the required summer reading book, Whirligig. The book will be read in detail at camp. Students are encouraged to begin reading the free novel of their choice prior to camp. There will be detailed discussion, review, and enrichment activities to prepare for the test and written response assignments. Students are also encouraged to bring along the free novel of their choice to work on that assignment, too. Complete your summer reading and relax the rest of the summer!

Class capacity: 15 students

Supplies to Bring: Whirligig, paper, pencil, laptop (optional).

PSAT Math Prep – Week 1 PM

This class is for rising 8th or 9th graders who would like extra practice in preparing for the math section of the PSAT 8/9 or the PSAT 10. 8th graders typically take the PSAT 8/9 in the fall, & the PSAT 10 is taken in 10th grade, but many 9th graders take it as well. Topics include test taking strategies, algebra, geometry, & statistics review.

Class Capacity: 15 students

Supplies to Bring: pencil, paper, & scientific calculator. Graphing calculators will be provided

Math FUNdamentals for Rising 6th Graders – Week 1 PM

Does your child dread walking into Math class? This session will help lessen the anxiety of math, find fun ways to use math, math tricks, and prepare your student for the next grade level. We will work with and explore math in fun ways! Students will also work on the summer math packets to be ready for the beginning of the next school year.

Class Capacity: 12 students

Supplies to Bring: Math Packet, paper, pencils, calculator

Chess/Rubik’s Cube -Week 1 PM

Chess teaches important lessons including problem solving, critical thinking, confidence, competition, sportsmanship, patience and goal setting — plus, it is fun! We will have tournaments and open play format. The chess camp is open to all skill levels. Please bring your own chess set and Rubik’s Cube, if possible.

Class Capacity: 12 students

Husky Hang Out – Week 1 PM, Week 2 PM

This class is designed for students to meet new friends across the grade levels and visit with old friends. Periods of activity include: playing games, hiking the HTMS trail, gym activities (4-square, basketball, etc.) There will also be “down time” where students can read a book, watch a movie, etc. We will vote on the G or PG movies to watch! You are welcome to send a snack.

Class Capacity: 20 students

Math FUNdamentals for Rising 7th Graders – Week 2 AM

Does your child dread walking into Math class? This session will help lessen the anxiety of math, find fun ways to use math, math tricks, and prepare your student for the next grade level. We will work with and explore math in fun ways! Students will also work on the summer math packets to be ready for the beginning of the next school year.

Class Capacity: 12 students

Supplies to Bring: Math Packet, paper, pencils, calculator

Summer Reading Session for Rising 7th Graders – Week 2 PM

Come to class having read A Long Walk to Water, and we will work on the project that is due in the fall. We will read the second book, The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis together and talk about the novel as we read. You will be ready for the fall. Get your summer reading done and relax the rest of the summer!

Class Capacity: 15 students

Supplies to Bring: A Long Walk to Water and The Breadwinner, pencil, paper, & flash drive

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