**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR JULY PROGRAMS.** 
If your child is enrolled in July programs only, and you requested transportation, you will receive a phone call before July 8 with bus information. You can still access your SELF account to make payments or check on the programs your child is enrolled in. 
July programs begin on July 8.  

SELF Program Introduction

The Shaker Heights City School District is again pleased to offer Summer Exploration, Learning and Fun (SELF), which provides a wide array of summer program options for all students in our district. SELF addresses barriers that currently exist and focus on equity, excellence and exploration by providing differentiated services and enrichment opportunities for all Shaker students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  

Programs will have a focus on the arts, STEM, global languages, skill, career and personal development. All of our programs offer a robust curriculum that includes a focus on the Literacy and Math standards. 

Learn more about:

Registration Information | Program Schedule | Program Cost, Discounts and Scholarships | Location | Meals | Transportation | Shaker Recreation Program | Cancellations & Refunds 

Registration Information

  • Begins online February 26, 2019 at 9 a.m.
  • Due to limited class size, registration will be first come, first serve.  
  • Waiting lists will be created for programs that have full enrollment, with the possibility of additional camps being added to accommodate the demand.  
  • SELF programs are available to all students living in Shaker. 

Program Schedule

  • June 10 through July 25
  • All programs run Monday through Thursday  
  • There are no programs the week of July 1. 

Program Cost, Discounts and Scholarships

  • $85 per week (two week programs are $170; three week programs are $255), unless otherwise indicated.
  • Full scholarships for students who have been approved for and receive free meals during the school year.
  • Partial scholarships for students who have been approved for and receive reduced meals during the school year. Discount of 87% will be given ($11 per week; two week programs are $22; three week programs are $33). There is a box that you can check within the registration process to apply for the scholarship or discount.
  • In order to receive a scholarship or discount, free/reduced meal application must have been submitted and approved. 

Location

  • All sessions take place in Shaker school buildings;  Location is indicated in the session listings.

Meals

  • Lunch is provided at no cost for all campers. Your child may also choose to bring his/her lunch.  
  • Note that due to the volume of meals being served, accommodations for food allergies or restrictions cannot be made.
  • A morning snack and bottled water will be provided each day, in addition to lunch. 

Transportation

  • Transportation will be provided for students entering grades 1 – 8, except when the program attended is located in a building your student walks to during the school year.
  • Transportation can be provided to and from Shaker Rec before- and half-day traditional camp. You must request this by emailing self@shaker.org.

Shaker Recreation Programs

  • A student participating in SELF, can also register for before care and afternoon programs through Shaker Rec.
  • Shaker Rec Half-Day Traditional Camp also includes full-day Friday.
  • Shaker Rec half-day traditional camp starts the week of June 17—the week after SELF Camps. 
  • If you need transportation, you will need to email self@shaker.org 
  • For more information on Shaker Rec programs, click HERE.  

Cancellation/Refund policy

  • Cancellations will be refunded in full minus applicable processing fees.
    • For June programs, a refund will be given until 5/20/19. For July programs, a refund will be given until 6/17/19. 
    • Cancellations after 5/20/19 for June programs and 6/17/19 for July programs will not receive a refund. 
  • All payments must have cleared prior to any refunds being issued.
  • If a registrant fails to attend a session for which he/she is registered, any tuition paid will not be refunded. This amount may be transferred to another session that the registrant is eligible to attend.
  • Tuition assistance, such as a scholarship, is not refundable to the registrant.
  • If the Shaker Heights City School District cancels a session due to low enrollment or other factors, a full refund will be issued. The payment may be applied to another session that the registrant is eligible to attend, provided that the session is not yet at capacity.
  • Summer 2019 Sessions

    Program offerings for the Summer of 2019 will include:
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development.  Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20. 

    Snapology Scientists
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants will cultivate their love of science and engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics using LEGO bricks. Other activities will include exploring the science behind making slime and building Fidget Spinners using LEGO bricks. Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.  

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department. Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    Progress with Chess
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Instruction will be provided by the staff of Progress with Chess, a local non-profit organization offering chess instruction in all Shaker Schools and at over 50 Cleveland area schools and recreation centers. Campers of all levels will thrive in our supportive setting, with small groups and lots of individual attention. Beginning players will master the rules, piece movements, and basic checkmates, while more advanced players explore openings, endgames, tactics, and checkmate patterns. Activities will include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and open play. A short recess for physical exercise is scheduled daily. Group size limited to 60.
     
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development.  Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20. 

    Snapology Scientists
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants will cultivate their love of science and engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics using LEGO bricks. Other activities will include exploring the science behind making slime and building Fidget Spinners using LEGO bricks. Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp:  German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.  

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department.  Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    Progress with Chess
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Instruction will be provided by the staff of Progress with Chess, a local non-profit organization offering chess instruction in all Shaker Schools and at over 50 Cleveland area schools and recreation centers. Campers of all levels will thrive in our supportive setting, with small groups and lots of individual attention. Beginning players will master the rules, piece movements, and basic checkmates, while more advanced players explore openings, endgames, tactics, and checkmate patterns. Activities will include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and open play. A short recess for physical exercise is scheduled daily. Group size limited to 60.
     
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development.  Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20. 

    Snapology Scientists
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants will cultivate their love of science and engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics using LEGO bricks. Other activities will include exploring the science behind making slime and building Fidget Spinners using LEGO bricks. Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20  (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.  

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department.  Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Little Leaders
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants in this program will be introduced to leaders in our community as well as throughout history. This will be done through activities including story telling, dramatic play, dress up, role playing and presentations. Learning will be made fun by also using poetry, scavenger hunts and more. Groups size limited to 24.

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    Progress with Chess
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Instruction will be provided by the staff of Progress with Chess, a local non-profit organization offering chess instruction in all Shaker Schools and at over 50 Cleveland area schools and recreation centers. Campers of all levels will thrive in our supportive setting, with small groups and lots of individual attention. Beginning players will master the rules, piece movements, and basic checkmates, while more advanced players explore openings, endgames, tactics, and checkmate patterns. Activities will include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and open play. A short recess for physical exercise is scheduled daily. Group size limited to 60.

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School
    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: Due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    The Nemo Project
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength. Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    Techie Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20.

     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development.  Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    Snapology Sports Science and Robot Games 
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week) 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Participants will learn the science behind their favorite sports! Concepts such as momentum, energy, measurement, air pressure, and more will be explored during simple experiments related to sports. Engineering strategies will also be introduced for building sturdy structures using LEGO bricks; and then applied to build robots for friendly competitions like robot football and a hoops challenge! Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.  

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department. Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Little Leaders
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants in this program will be introduced to leaders in our community as well as throughout history. This will be done through activities including story telling, dramatic play, dress up, role playing and presentations. Learning will be made fun by also using poetry, scavenger hunts and more. Group size limited to 24.

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    Progress with Chess
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Instruction will be provided by the staff of Progress with Chess, a local non-profit organization offering chess instruction in all Shaker Schools and at over 50 Cleveland area schools and recreation centers. Campers of all levels will thrive in our supportive setting, with small groups and lots of individual attention. Beginning players will master the rules, piece movements, and basic checkmates, while more advanced players explore openings, endgames, tactics, and checkmate patterns. Activities will include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and open play. A short recess for physical exercise is scheduled daily. Group size limited to 60.

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School
    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: Due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    The Nemo Project
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength.  Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    Techie Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20.

    Shaker Orchestra Camp
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    SELF orchestra camp is a great way for students to collaborate, meet, and perform with other like-minded peers. This camp will provide supplementary instruction and enrichment to Shaker orchestra students who play a string instrument. Students will participate in large group rehearsals, small group instruction, chamber groups, music theory and a culminating concert at the end of the week. Students must have at least one year of experience with violin, viola, cello, or bass, and need prior approval to attend this camp. Please contact Donna Jelen (jelen_d@shaker.org; 295-4200, ext. 7768) for more information. 
     
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    Snapology Sports Science and Robot Games 
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week) 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Participants will learn the science behind their favorite sports! Concepts such as momentum, energy, measurement, air pressure, and more will be explored during simple experiments related to sports. Engineering strategies will also be introduced for building sturdy structures using LEGO bricks; and then applied to build robots for friendly competitions like robot football and a hoops challenge! Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department. Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Little Leaders
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants in this program will be introduced to leaders in our community as well as throughout history. This will be done through activities including story telling, dramatic play, dress up, role playing and presentations. Learning will be made fun by also using poetry, scavenger hunts and more. Group size limited to 24.

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 
    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    Progress with Chess
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Instruction will be provided by the staff of Progress with Chess, a local non-profit organization offering chess instruction in all Shaker Schools and at over 50 Cleveland area schools and recreation centers. Campers of all levels will thrive in our supportive setting, with small groups and lots of individual attention. Beginning players will master the rules, piece movements, and basic checkmates, while more advanced players explore openings, endgames, tactics, and checkmate patterns. Activities will include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and open play. A short recess for physical exercise is scheduled daily. Group size limited to 60.

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School
    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: Due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    The Nemo Project
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength. Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    Techie Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20.

    Shaker Orchestra Camp
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    SELF orchestra camp is a great way for students to collaborate, meet, and perform with other like-minded peers. This camp will provide supplementary instruction and enrichment to Shaker orchestra students who play a string instrument. Students will participate in large group rehearsals, small group instruction, chamber groups, music theory and a culminating concert at the end of the week. Students must have at least one year of experience with violin, viola, cello, or bass, and need prior approval to attend this camp. Please contact Donna Jelen (jelen_d@shaker.org; 295-4200, ext. 7768) for more information.

    Shark Tank – The Economic Side of Product Development
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Participants in this program will have the opportunity to develop an idea from start to finish, to gain a better understanding of economic terms, and to try to convince the panel of "Sharks" to invest in their finished product. Focus will be on creating a business plan, market analysis, and presentation and marketing skills. Group size limited to 18.
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    English as a Second Language Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    This program is designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program, while improving their English language skills across all domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Emphasis will be on sentence formation, vocabulary in context, and the mechanics of the English language, with a multicultural focus. We will have fun while learning English! Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Campers will learn basics of the Mandarin language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Chinese culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Chinese language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Chinese program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 20.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
    June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Campers will learn basics of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture including music, art, games, and food. This program provides an initial exposure to the Spanish language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Spanish program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    Snapology Sports Science and Robot Games 
    Session 1: June 24 - June 27 (1 week) 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 

    Participants will learn the science behind their favorite sports! Concepts such as momentum, energy, measurement, air pressure, and more will be explored during simple experiments related to sports. Engineering strategies will also be introduced for building sturdy structures using LEGO bricks; and then applied to build robots for friendly competitions like robot football and a hoops challenge! Group size limited to 18. 

    World Language Exploratory Camp: French
    July 8 - July 11 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School
    Campers will learn basics of the French language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of French culture including music, art, games, and other French-speaking countries. This program provides an initial exposure to the French language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB French program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    World Language Exploratory Camp: German 
    July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Campers will learn basics of the German language such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc., as well as be exposed to aspects of German culture including music, art, games, and food. This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop and awareness and appreciation of German culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the German language and culture which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB German program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

    International Film Camp, Grades 1 - 6
    July 22 - July 25 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Explore the different cultures of the world through film! Students will watch one film each day from our Language Acquisition Department. Films will be introduced with warm-up activities and followed by group discussions and a game or craft. All films are rated G and are vetted by our Language Acquisition teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24. 

    Little Leaders
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Participants in this program will be introduced to leaders in our community as well as throughout history. This will be done through activities including story telling, dramatic play, dress up, role playing and presentations. Learning will be made fun by also using poetry, scavenger hunts and more. Group size limited to 24.

    Ready-Set-Go
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment activities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through Readers Theater, Writers Workshop, Daily 5 and hands-on problem solving math activities. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    Shaker Makers, LLC
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) 
    Location: Mercer Elementary School 

    Shaker Makers, LLC is a program that fosters friendships with intention across divides (both actual and perceived divides such as race, gender and age) by engaging participants in meaningful, collaborative projects. Students will have fun getting to know each other through daily games and challenges while creatively interpreting thought-provoking questions about what Shaker Heights means to them. Groups will work to present their responses in visually stimulating ways. At the culmination of the program participants will reveal answers to the questions in a public showcase and extended art installation at the Van Aken District. The opening (scheduled for Thursday evening, July 18) will bring families together to further enhance the community-building that is at the heart of Shaker Makers. Group size limited to 18.

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: Due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    The Nemo Project
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School 
    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength. Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    Techie Camp
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20.

    Shaker Orchestra Camp
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    SELF orchestra camp is a great way for students to collaborate, meet, and perform with other like-minded peers. This camp will provide supplementary instruction and enrichment to Shaker orchestra students who play a string instrument. Students will participate in large group rehearsals, small group instruction, chamber groups, music theory and a culminating concert at the end of the week. Students must have at least one year of experience with violin, viola, cello, or bass, and need prior approval to attend this camp. Please contact Donna Jelen (jelen_d@shaker.org; 295-4200, ext. 7768) for more information.

    Shark Tank – The Economic Side of Product Development, Grades 5 – 6
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Mercer Elementary School

    Participants in this program will have the opportunity to develop an idea from start to finish, to gain a better understanding of economic terms, and to try to convince the panel of "Sharks" to invest in their finished product. Focus will be on creating a business plan, market analysis, and presentation and marketing skills. Group size limited to 18.

    National History Day Bootcamp
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School 
    This summer, students from grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to attend and engage in a boot camp that will prepare them to participate in the National History Day Competition. This program allows students to engage in historical experiences and discuss these topics with their peers. Students will learn about the NHD program, be introduced to the yearly theme, refine their research skills, and begin exploration of related topics. Highlights of this three-week session include a focus on past themes and examples, off-site research visits, and will conclude with a project pitch. Group size limited to 22.
       
     
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    Shaker Orchestra Camp
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    SELF orchestra camp is a great way for students to collaborate, meet, and perform with other like-minded peers. This camp will provide supplementary instruction and enrichment to Shaker orchestra students who play a string instrument. Students will participate in large group rehearsals, small group instruction, chamber groups, music theory and a culminating concert at the end of the week. Students must have at least one year of experience with violin, viola, cello, or bass, and need prior approval to attend this camp. Please contact Donna Jelen (jelen_d@shaker.org; 295-4200, ext. 7768) for more information.

    Leap Ahead to Success
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment opportunities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through the Daily 5 and Daily 3 structures. Activities will focus on building stamina and independence, including: how to select "just right books," applying reading strategies to engage in a variety of texts, collaborating with peers on authentic, multi-sensory problem solving math activities and engaging in online resources. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    Techie Camp, Grades 6 – 8
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20. 

    The Nemo Project
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength. Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    National History Day Bootcamp
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School 

    This summer, students from grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to attend and engage in a boot camp that will prepare them to participate in the National History Day Competition. This program allows students to engage in historical experiences and discuss these topics with their peers. Students will learn about the NHD program, be introduced to the yearly theme, refine their research skills, and begin exploration of related topics. Highlights of this three-week session include a focus on past themes and examples, off-site research visits, and will conclude with a project pitch. Group size limited to 22

    Let’s Talk Books - Student Produced Book Trailers
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School 
    Does a movie trailer make you want to buy a ticket, or an ad for a burger make you hungry? Would you like to create that same desire for your favorite book? Create your own book trailer(s) and have your video linked to SMS Library's web page and posted in INFOhio's Book Nook site. Group size limited to 22. 
     
     
     
     
    Publish Your Own Book
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this three-week program that will strengthen self-esteem and improve language skills for a lifetime. This camp is a cross-curricular program aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will improve their critical reading and writing skills while building confidence and pride in their finished product. The program will conclude with the published books being added to the student's school library and an author signing at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

    Shaker Orchestra Camp
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    SELF orchestra camp is a great way for students to collaborate, meet, and perform with other like-minded peers. This camp will provide supplementary instruction and enrichment to Shaker orchestra students who play a string instrument. Students will participate in large group rehearsals, small group instruction, chamber groups, music theory and a culminating concert at the end of the week. Students must have at least one year of experience with violin, viola, cello, or bass, and need prior approval to attend this camp. Please contact Donna Jelen (jelen_d@shaker.org; 295-4200, ext. 7768) for more information.

    Leap Ahead to Success
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    This three-week program will provide hands-on enrichment opportunities that are cross-curricular and aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Students will experience language arts and math through the Daily 5 and Daily 3 structures. Activities will focus on building stamina and independence, including: how to select "just right books," applying reading strategies to engage in a variety of texts, collaborating with peers on authentic, multi-sensory problem solving math activities and engaging in online resources. Group size limited to 24 per grade. 

    AVI Culinary Camp **NEW DATES**
    Session 1: June 17 - June 20 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Session 2: July 15 - July 18 (1 week), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This culinary camp will focus on cooking basics and healthy eating with an international flair. Students will learn recipes from several foreign cultures and food prep skills (including knife skills!) that they can apply at home. The menu for this program cannot be changed to accommodate food allergies or restrictions, please let us know if your child has any food sensitivities that we should be aware of. Note: due to high demand for this program, we are offering a second, identical session. Your child may only participate in one of the sessions offered. Group size limited to 12 per session. 

    Techie Camp, Grades 6 – 8
    July 8 - July 18 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Programming camp will allow participants to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the campers to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, campers will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. Group size limited to 20. 

    The Nemo Project
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    The Nemo Project is a dance workshop that will allow campers to creatively move their body through space, while increasing range of motion, mobility, and strength. Led by Juilliard graduate Nehemiah "Nemo" Spencer, who inspires students to see dance as a fun activity, and encourages them to use dance as a way to improve coordination, sense of rhythm, self expression, and physical fitness. Group size limited to 24.

    National History Day Bootcamp
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School 

    This summer, students from grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to attend and engage in a boot camp that will prepare them to participate in the National History Day Competition. This program allows students to engage in historical experiences and discuss these topics with their peers. Students will learn about the NHD program, be introduced to the yearly theme, refine their research skills, and begin exploration of related topics. Highlights of this three-week session include a focus on past themes and examples, off-site research visits, and will conclude with a project pitch. Group size limited to 22

    Let’s Talk Books - Student Produced Book Trailers
    July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School

    Does a movie trailer make you want to buy a ticket, or an ad for a burger make you hungry? Would you like to create that same desire for your favorite book? Create your own book trailer(s) and have your video linked to SMS Library's web page and posted in INFOhio's Book Nook site. Group size limited to 22. 

    Algebra 1 Prep Course
    Session 1: June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Session 2: July 8 - July 25 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (session 2 is a repeat of session 1)

    Location: Shaker Heights Middle School
    This program will offer students who have passed Pre-Algebra the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the Algebra curriculum and get a head start on the upcoming school year; also students will have an opportunity to improve in areas of weakness from Pre-Algebra that will allow them to be prepared for Algebra in the fall. Students must have already passed Pre-Algebra. Group size limited to 20 students each session.
     
     
     
    High School Summer Math Enrichment Program
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks) 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    • 9 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 1
    • Honors Geometry
    • 10 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 2
    Intended for students enrolling in one of the above classes, this program is designed to improve the prerequisite math skills and knowledge of students who have struggled in the past with honors math, so that they can succeed in the honors program. Focus of the program will include problem solving strategies; and an emphasis will be on the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Ohio Learning Standards. Important note: this program is a NOT for credit program sponsored by the Shaker Heights City School District. Under no circumstances will a student be granted credit toward his/her mathematics graduation requirement. Contact Caroline Markel, High School Math Department Head, with any questions (295-4249; markel_c@shaker.org).

    Ceramics
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will provide campers with the opportunity to explore the art and craft of functional ceramics on the pottery wheel. Campers will participate in the complete process of molding clay into vessels including cups, bowls, platters, and vase, and also be challenged to assess their own perceptions of art through daily journal writing and discussions. Group size limited to 12.

    Jewelry Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    This program will offer a hands-on approach to creating wearable works of art while learning about the elements and principles of design. The camp will integrate science and technology with the use of metals, glass, beading, and enameling. Techniques taught will include wire forming, beading, creating cold connections, cutting & soldering metal, fusing glass, and enameling on to metal. Participants will strengthen their skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and global awareness while learning higher-level skills in metal work. Group size limited to 10.
     
     
     
    High School Summer Math Enrichment Program
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks) 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School
    • 9 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 1
    • Honors Geometry
    • 10 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 2
    Intended for students enrolling in one of the above classes, this program is designed to improve the prerequisite math skills and knowledge of students who have struggled in the past with honors math, so that they can succeed in the honors program. Focus of the program will include problem solving strategies; and an emphasis will be on the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Ohio Learning Standards. Important note: this program is a NOT for credit program sponsored by the Shaker Heights City School District. Under no circumstances will a student be granted credit toward his/her mathematics graduation requirement. Contact Caroline Markel, High School Math Department Head, with any questions (295-4249; markel_c@shaker.org).

    Summer PE Program
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a PE credit (1/4 credit) without having to go outside of school to earn the needed PE requirements. The summer program would incorporate all that is offered during a semester of physical education class, including invasion games, net games, fitness activities, yoga, and weight training. Students will be assessed in the areas of Materials, Performance, Knowledge, and Sportsmanship during the three week unit of activity to receive credit for one semester. Students will be graded using a rubric and earn points that will accumulate throughout the summer program. Group size limited to 32. 

    Ceramics
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will provide campers with the opportunity to explore the art and craft of functional ceramics on the pottery wheel. Campers will participate in the complete process of molding clay into vessels including cups, bowls, platters, and vase, and also be challenged to assess their own perceptions of art through daily journal writing and discussions. Group size limited to 12.

    Jewelry Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    This program will offer a hands-on approach to creating wearable works of art while learning about the elements and principles of design. The camp will integrate science and technology with the use of metals, glass, beading, and enameling. Techniques taught will include wire forming, beading, creating cold connections, cutting & soldering metal, fusing glass, and enameling on to metal. Participants will strengthen their skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and global awareness while learning higher-level skills in metal work. Group size limited to 10.
     
     
     
    High School Summer Math Enrichment Program 
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks) 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School
    • 9 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 1
    • Honors Geometry
    • 10 Honors Math
    • Honors Algebra 2
    Intended for students enrolling in one of the above classes, this program is designed to improve the prerequisite math skills and knowledge of students who have struggled in the past with honors math, so that they can succeed in the honors program. Focus of the program will include problem solving strategies; and an emphasis will be on the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Ohio Learning Standards. Important note: this program is a NOT for credit program sponsored by the Shaker Heights City School District. Under no circumstances will a student be granted credit toward his/her mathematics graduation requirement. Contact Caroline Markel, High School Math Department Head, with any questions (295-4249; markel_c@shaker.org).

    Summer PE Program
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a PE credit (1/4 credit) without having to go outside of school to earn the needed PE requirements. The summer program would incorporate all that is offered during a semester of physical education class, including invasion games, net games, fitness activities, yoga, and weight training. Students will be assessed in the areas of Materials, Performance, Knowledge, and Sportsmanship during the three week unit of activity to receive credit for one semester. Students will be graded using a rubric and earn points that will accumulate throughout the summer program. Group size limited to 32. 

    Ceramics
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will provide campers with the opportunity to explore the art and craft of functional ceramics on the pottery wheel. Campers will participate in the complete process of molding clay into vessels including cups, bowls, platters, and vase, and also be challenged to assess their own perceptions of art through daily journal writing and discussions. Group size limited to 12.

    Jewelry Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will offer a hands-on approach to creating wearable works of art while learning about the elements and principles of design. The camp will integrate science and technology with the use of metals, glass, beading, and enameling. Techniques taught will include wire forming, beading, creating cold connections, cutting & soldering metal, fusing glass, and enameling on to metal. Participants will strengthen their skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and global awareness while learning higher-level skills in metal work. Group size limited to 10. 

    IB Chemistry I Bootcamp
    July 15 - July 25 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    This program is designed to help students prepare for the rigors of IB Chemistry in the fall. Concepts that were introduced in Physical Science will be reviewed, and lab skills will be practiced. Topics that will be learned in IB Chem 1 such as dimensional analysis and stoichiometry will be introduced to make the transition to Chem 1 easier in the fall. Group size limited to 15.
     
     
    Summer PE Program
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a PE credit (1/4 credit) without having to go outside of school to earn the needed PE requirements. The summer program would incorporate all that is offered during a semester of physical education class, including invasion games, net games, fitness activities, yoga, and weight training. Students will be assessed in the areas of Materials, Performance, Knowledge, and Sportsmanship during the three week unit of activity to receive credit for one semester. Students will be graded using a rubric and earn points that will accumulate throughout the summer program. Group size limited to 32. 

    Ceramics
    June 10 - June 27 (3 weeks), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will provide campers with the opportunity to explore the art and craft of functional ceramics on the pottery wheel. Campers will participate in the complete process of molding clay into vessels including cups, bowls, platters, and vase, and also be challenged to assess their own perceptions of art through daily journal writing and discussions. Group size limited to 12.

    Jewelry Camp
    June 10 - June 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shaker Heights High School

    This program will offer a hands-on approach to creating wearable works of art while learning about the elements and principles of design. The camp will integrate science and technology with the use of metals, glass, beading, and enameling. Techniques taught will include wire forming, beading, creating cold connections, cutting & soldering metal, fusing glass, and enameling on to metal. Participants will strengthen their skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and global awareness while learning higher-level skills in metal work. Group size limited to 10. 

    IB Diploma Program Extended Essay Workshop
    June 10 - June 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Shaker Heights High School 
    Rising 12th graders in the Diploma Program will receive writing space, research support and a collegial working atmosphere to complete tasks related to writing their Extended Essay. Students must be enrolled in the Diploma Program and anticipate graduation in 2020. Group size limited to 30.

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