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Hyla Middle School

Summer Camp 2017

Join us for summer camp in 2017!

For two weeks this summer we offer half and full-day courses in art, sports, science, engineering, programming and theater. Families may register for a half-day or full-day option for one or both weeks.

When:
Session One: June 19-23
Morning classes: 9 – 11:30 AM
Afternoon classes: 12:30 – 3 PM

Session Two: June 26 – June 30
Morning classes: 9 – 11:30 AM
Afternoon classes: 12:30 – 3 PM

Who: Anyone entering grades 5-6-7-8-9
Cost: $160/week half-day, $320/week full-day
How to register: Click here to download the registration form return it to Hyla with a check made out to Hyla Middle School to cover class fees. Return the form to Hyla Middle School, 7861 Bucklin Hill Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, or stop by the office during school hours.
Please contact the Hyla office if you have any questions: 842-5988.

Session I – 6/19-6/23

Morning classes 9-11:30 AM:

Climbing Holds  – David Maron: Have you ever wanted to be able to construct your own climbing hold? It’s a fun, easy and immediately usable craft whether it ends up in Hyla’s barn or your own home gym.  I see a need for new and exciting climbing holds in Hyla’s barn. Most holds are made of a combination of plaster, fiberglass, sand, or silicone. If you love climbing, want to leave your mark on the Hyla rock wall and have a hair of creativity, come join me.

Maker Lab – Jeff Steele: If you like to make your toys, join us for an exciting sequence of build projects. This week we will build a DIY speakers, Mini-robot arms, Marshmallow shooters, stilts and more! Most of the toys we would buy are one function, one style of use . . . but when we build our own toys, we see the infinite variety with that toy. Instead of buying the toy that everyone has, you build one that’s totally yours. If you love to build things, then tinker with them until they are amazing – Join Jeff Steele to exploit the physical laws of the universe to our mischievous wills!  Don’t worry, it’s all in the name of good fun!

Making Stuffies with artist Tyler Larsen: Kitties, bears, bunnies, owls! How about a mouse?  A monster? Or maybe a Robot? Everybody loves a stuffy. Now you can make your very own stuffed creation. In this fun workshop you’ll learn simple pattern designing, fabric selection, cutting, piecing, and basic hand and machine sewing. Each student will leave with a cute critter of their own. Basic machine experience is always helpful, but it is not necessary as we go about creating our new little “friends”.

Ultimate Frisbee with Andrew Lovejoy: The game of Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports around. It emphasizes sportsmanship, Spirit of the Game, and exciting, fast-paced play. During this camp we will work on the basic fundamentals of the game: throwing and catching, cutting, and defense. We’ll learn some drills to practice these essential skills, and spend lots of time playing Ultimate. In addition, we’ll learn a few other fun games that can be played using a disc. This camp will be fun and challenging for players of all levels of skill and experience.

Afternoon classes 12:30-3 PM

Adventure Quest with Jeff Steele: You and your companions of high-adventure have decided to take it it upon yourselves to search the Amazon for the mythical rune set of the Nukak, the ancestral written language of a mysterious indigenous people along the Amazon River. This is the first of your most incredible adventure quests. Like any good search for treasure this will take ingenuity, creativity, careful planning, excellent communication and the ability to take thoughtful risks. Each day of adventure quest, there will be a particular building project that will allow you and your fellow questers to accomplish your mission. Join Jeff Steele, a math and science teacher at Hyla Middle school for Adventure Quest where math, engineering and Indiana Jones collide for days of adventurous feats of engineering.

Bicycling –  David Maron: We will explore the southern end of Bainbridge Island by embarking upon five different themed bike rides. We may end up exploring forts, docks, cemeteries, lakes, or spectacular mountain views. These routes will be altered based on participants’ ability levels and safety. We will take time to focus on bike handling, rules of the road, introduction of bike repair basics and more. Come enjoy one of the best ways to get around AND stay in shape! Ride On!  Equipment Needed: working bike, a helmet that fits, appropriate clothing (no flip flops or sandals), and a water bottle-either attached to bike or in a backpack.

Improv with Chris Soldevilla: Develop your theater skills this week through instruction and “Whose line is it” style theater games. The activities stretch your imagination through group collaborations in scenes created on the spot. Some of the games include: “Lines from a Hat”, “Freeze”, “Park Bench”, “Questions”, and many more! Come with an open mind and a quick wit.

Strategy Games with Andrew Lovejoy: Games of strategy have been an important part of human culture for centuries, and we are lucky to live in a time when there are literally thousands of different games available. These games can be tremendously fun, deeply challenging, and socially engaging. They can take minutes or hours to play, and they can be extremely simple or very complex. In this camp we’ll explore a wide variety of games of strategy, from ancient classics to modern offerings, and campers will have the opportunity to share their personal favorites.

Session II – 6/26 – 6/30

Morning classes 9 – 11:30 AM

Make Happy Flags with artist Tyler Larsen: Let the wind carry your wishes! Create a banner based on Tibetan prayer flags, where five flags are designed and strung to allow the wind to carry your intentions. In this week-long workshop, we will enter the world of mixed media art and play with fabric, paper, ribbons, beads, buttons, found art, and much more. Construction of the flags can be done in a variety of ways suiting all levels of artisans. Participants will leave with a fully strung banner of happy flags that they have designed and created themselves.

Mindstorm Programming & Robotics with Jeff Steele: The next generation of space travel will be conducted through the eyes of a rover! Take your first step toward being the designer of that rover. We will use specific research from the planets within our solar system and beyond to construct challenging terrain and specific missions that our robots can accomplish throughout the half day camp at Hyla. Using the Mindstorm EV3 platform, you will learn the basics of computer programming and Robotics, but also a surprising amount about the physical laws of the universe. This class offers more challenging problem-solving challenges for those who have some experience programming. Come have a blast  and contribute to NASA’s next step in exploring the universe all around us!

Photography: The Hyla Alphabet with Dinah Satterwhite: Get your cameras out. We are going to explore the top ten tips for taking better photos, and put them into action! Look beyond the ordinary, to find imaginative and unique objects in everyday things all around you. Let’s develop your photographic “eye” by applying some basic rules that apply to photo opps. Get familiar with cool words like: pixels, cropping, backlighting, and DPI. And everyone has a special mission: to find every letter of the alphabet hidden in commonplace objects around the school grounds. Each student will end with a small poster depicting the Hyla Alphabet (or a name) made up from photos you’ve taken. So get ready to aim, shoot, and take better pictures! Taught by local photographer Dinah Satterwhite.   Equipment: Students provide their own camera to use during camp, preferably an SLR camera. Alternately: a camera phone, or other device that takes photos like an iPad would work.

Ultimate Frisbee with Andrew Lovejoy: The game of Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports around. It emphasizes sportsmanship, Spirit of the Game, and exciting, fast-paced play. During this camp we will work on the basic fundamentals of the game: throwing and catching, cutting, and defense. We’ll learn some drills to practice these essential skills, and spend lots of time playing Ultimate. In addition, we’ll learn a few other fun games that can be played using a disc. This camp will be fun and challenging for players of all levels of skill and experience.

Afternoon classes 12:30-3 PM

Rock Climbing – David Maron: Come learn how to scamper up vertical walls.  We will learn how to move up, down, and sideways on the walls in Hyla’s barn and a local climbing gym.  If you’re interested, we can also explore how to use ropes to safely access the higher portions of the wall.  If you’re an experienced climber, this can be a time to improve your techniques and practice.  If you’re new to climbing, come learn the basics of the sport and have fun!

Creative Writing with Andrew Lovejoy: Do you love to write? Come explore the writer’s craft with Andrew! We’ll take a look at a variety of genres, read a few samples together for inspiration, and share in some writing activities that will help us to explore our voices as writers. We will learn some fun writing drills and games, as well as having some focused time to work on our own writing. You will finish the week with at least one completed piece of writing to share with others.

FORTS!! with Jeff Steele:  Across the globe nearly 7,000,000,000 people need to solve the problem of where to lay their head at the end of a long day. This is the engineering design question of the century, how do we create dwellings for all of the people on the planet? At this camp, we will spend every day at play constructing new and ingenious answers to this engineering design question. Every day, you will arrive and be greeted with a set of materials, and explore a variety of ways that you can build an awesome fort. We will build domes forts, tarp forts waddle and daub forts, and even a flying fort!

Improv with Chris Soldevilla: Develop your theater skills this week through instruction and “Whose line is it” style theater games. The activities stretch your imagination through group collaborations in scenes created on the spot. Some of the games include: “Lines from a Hat”, “Freeze”, “Park Bench”, “Questions”, and many more! Come with an open mind and a quick wit.