This summer camp for 3rd-5th graders empowers students to explore, innovate and create.
WonderLab Summer Program
WonderLab Summer Program Is Back!
Does your child like to explore the natural world, tinker and build, and use art and technology to communicate and illustrate ideas? WonderLab may be the perfect summer opportunity!
At this point in time, we are thrilled to announce that we plan to host WonderLab 2021 in-person at Marin Country Day School. In the spirit of innovation and creativity, we plan to offer a new in-person WonderLab experience this summer!
This summer we will offer two one-week sessions for rising third through sixth grade MCDS students, which includes new incoming MCDS students. Week 1 (June 21-25), we will host “Spy Camp” as WonderLabbers explore the world of espionage. Week 2 (June 28-July 2), we will enjoy “Toy Workshop,” where students will create toys inspired by biomimicry. Your child can sign up for one week or both, as each week has a different theme.
Each day students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities that integrate science, art and technology. Set in art studios on the MCDS campus, the program introduces the skills of creativity that lead from imagination to innovation. WonderLabbers will tinker, experiment, build, and explore some programming/coding activities, using Microbits. In addition to innovative theme-based activities, children will enjoy outdoor play.
Students will share their personal stories, learn to work as a team, articulate their own vision, learn the science of systems, and tackle design challenges. Through play and asking questions, they will navigate the road from their natural curiosity to knowledge, with empathy for the world around them.
We are lucky to host returning guest artist/comic book writer/Tapigami expert, Eben Burgoon. Founder of Moment Improv Theatre and thespian extraordinaire Marcus Sams also returns to WonderLab 2o21. Throughout each week students will engage in improv and story-telling, and comics arts activities with these two experts!
Following the MCDS health and safety protocols, students will be masked and will keep appropriate social distancing in place. We anticipate having 2 cohorts of up to 20 students. Each cohort will have a 4:1 student/teacher ratio with high school and college students as associate teachers.
Our intent with WonderLab 2021 is to provide students with an enriching and stimulating experience, allowing them to imagine, tinker and create while getting exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Most importantly we want WonderLabbers to have fun!
Please complete the application form for each child separately by Monday, March 15. We will notify you of acceptance by Thursday, April 1.
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