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 Virtual Summer Camp!

 Where learning and fun meet. 

What Can Our Summer Course Do For Your Child?

Our Virtual Summer Camp allows for an excellent balance between academics and summer fun. Each course meets for one hour and forty-five minutes, two days a week – no child can complain about that. When your child is breezing through the review materials at the beginning of the next school year, it will be evident that it was worth every minute.

Why Participate in the
Virtual Summer Camp

These are some of the advantages of participating in our Summer Camp:

  • Covers important concepts in core subjects, including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

  • Provides a quick refresher of recently completed grade level concepts 

  • Contains lessons of mixed skills practice

  • Exposes children to important academic concepts, aiding in reinforcement

  • Can easily fit into children's busy summer schedules because each course meets for one hour and forty-five minutes, twice per week for 4 weeks 

  • Most importantly, it provides students a fun and engaging way to interact with academic content

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

  • Meets Monday through Thursday

  • 1st 4-week camp begins Monday, June 28, 2021

  • 2nd 4-week camp begins Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday/Wednesday 

  • Grades 3 - 5 

    • Language Arts        11:00 AM  - 12:45 PM  

    • Break                    12:45 PM   -   1:15 PM 

    • Social Studies           1:15 PM  -   3:00 PM

  • Grades 6 - 8   

    • Social Studies         11:00 AM  - 12:45 PM 

    • Break                     12:45 PM  -   1:15 PM

    • Language Arts           1:15 PM  -   3:00 PM 

Tuesday/Thursday

  •  Grades 3 - 5 

    • Mathematics           11:00 AM  - 12:45 PM  

    • Break                     12:45 PM  -   1:15 PM    

    • Science                    1:15 PM  -   3:00 PM

  • Grades 6 - 8

    • Science                  11:00 AM  - 12:45 PM 

    • Break                     12:45 PM  -   1:15 PM   

    • Mathematics             1:15 PM  -   3:00 PM

LANGUAGE ARTS

 Grades 3-8  

 

Our English Language Arts course will cover topics such as rhyme, genre, and parts of speech. In this fun and engaging course, students will strengthen their reading comprehension and grammar skills while writing their own poems and stories to solidify the concepts they have learned. Students will be utilizing interactive learning platforms and participating in activities that will allow them to have fun while growing their ELA skills.

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:

 

  • Identify rhyme scheme

  • Successfully answer extended response questions

  • Find the topic and main idea of text

  • Identify parts of speech and edit common punctuation mistakes

  • Create believable settings and characters

  • Write haikus and short stories

MATHEMATICS

 Grades 3-5 

 

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:

 

  • Model the 10-to-1 relationship among place-value positions in the base-ten number system

  • Read and write whole numbers in standard form, word form, and expanded form

  • Add whole numbers and determine whether solutions to addition problems are reasonable

  • Use mental math and properties to multiply multi-digit numbers by a 1-digit number

  • Find all the factors of a number by using models

  • Understand the relationship between factors and multiples, and determine whether a number is a multiple of a given number

  • Determine whether a number is prime or composite

  • Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles

  • Classify triangles by the size of their angles

MATHEMATICS

 Grades 6-8 

 

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:

 

  • Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents

  • Find equivalent ratios and using double number lines to solve proportional questions

  • Calculate percents 

  • Percent of a quantity, percent of change, tax, tip, discounts, calculate percents on a double number line

  • Solve one- and two-step equations with variables on one side of the equation

  • Understand and apply area and volume formulas to real-world problems 

  • Nets of solids

  • Area of circles, circumference of circles, area of triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids

  • Surface Area of cubes, rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and trapezoidal prisms

  • Volume of prisms

  • Interpret, describe, and display data 

  • Topics: Mean, median, mode, mean absolute deviation, displaying data on a frequency table, line plot, tally charts, histogram, and box and whisker plot

SOCIAL STUDIES 

 Grades 3-5 

 

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:


 

  • Recognize the importance of laws

  • Explain the role of laws on a society

  • Compare and contrast laws from different societies

  • State the function of governments

  • Identify the different levels of government in the US

  • draft laws for a utopian society

  • Design solutions to August issues

  • Recognize the impact of the environment on new and existing laws

More than ever before, whether we go looking for it or not, social issues are in our faces. They are the topics on the news, tea parties, and even your video games. What is government? Why do need them? What are laws good for? Are the people you see on TV screens the problem or is there something we are missing?

All these questions and more will be answered when you participant in Good Hope’s VSC. You will explore the relevance of government and laws and build your own society and design solutions to some of the world’s problems.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

 Grades 6-8

 

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:


 

  • Define currency

  • Appreciate the importance of currency

  • Compare and contrast the use and type of currencies from the barter system to the 21st century.

  • Outline the key elements of trade-in:

    • Silk Road

    • Triangular Trade

  • Compare and contrast trade and specialization through the following eras:​

    • Industrial Revolution

    • Technological Revolution

    • Agricultural Revolution

  • Identify the oceans of the world

  • Identify countries on continents

  • Explore the development of countries within continents oceans

  • Understand the relationship between the American Revolution and the ratification of the Constitution

  • Identify and differentiate the different branches of Government

Journey with us to an era that has shaped today’s society. Ever wondered how people survived without smartphones, computers, and internet? How did America evolve to the model democratic society? How can we learn from the past to plan for the future? These issues are the heart of the social studies 6th - 8th grade course. You will travel through the agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions and track how vastly the world of work and money has changed and continues to change. You will debate the development of the American constitution and the events that led to its ratification.

SCIENCE

Grades 3-8 

 

By the end of the Good Hope VSC, students will be able to:

  • Identify how the tilt of the earth affects seasons and day cycles

  • Determine how recycling helps to reduce pollution

  • Explain how pollution impacts the natural environment and how that affects humans

  • Explain how the water cycle helps distribute pollutants

  • Differentiate between biotic and abiotic factors

  • Explain a food web and food chain and how they impact the ecosystem

  • Compare ecosystems and communities and explain why they are different

  • Explain biomagnification

  • Explain how plastic islands form in the ocean

  • Create a science experiment and write a lab report using scientific inquiry

The focus of the science camp is how pollution affects nature and, in turn, humans. Students will spend four weeks immersed in fun activities and experiments ranging from 30 minutes to one hour in length. The first day will introduce the course with a grade-appropriate pre-test to determine what the students know so far. Then the students will be introduced to scientific inquiry with some virtual experiments. The structure of scientific inquiry and writing a lab report will be explained through a series of games, virtual experiments, and fun activities. After the basics have been laid out, the rest of the camp will use videos, games, physical experiments, virtual experiments, class discussions, and outside activities to explain various scientific concepts ranging from seasons to ecosystems. Students will take a post-test, which is identical to the pre-test, at the end of the camp. This will determine what students have learned over the past month. There will also be a mini-project that the students will conduct over the four weeks to record the garbage they have collected over the past month. Students will also record what changes they have made over the weeks and how that affected the amount of garbage they collected. This project will show the students how small changes can greatly impact pollution’s impact on the environment.