Registration is Closed. 

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, STEAM, 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.
 
Registration is now closed for the 2017-2018 session.  Due to limited class size, registration will be first come, first serve. Waiting lists will be created for programs that close with the possibility of additional camps being added to accommodate the demand.
 
Program Schedule 
SELF programs will begin the week of June 12 and run through the week of July 24. All programs are Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise indicated.  There are no programs the week of July 3.
 
Program Cost and Scholarships
Cost of the programs is $85 per week (two week programs are $170; three week programs are $255) unless otherwise indicated. Full scholarships are available for students approved for and receiving free/reduced meals during the school year, request for scholarship is included in the registration process.
 
Location
All sessions take place in Shaker schools buildings. Location is indicated in the class listings below.
 
Meals
Breakfast and lunch are provided for all sessions, at no cost. Note that due to the volume of meals being served, accommodations for food allergies or restrictions cannot be made. Your child may also choose to bring his/her breakfast and or lunch.
 
Shaker Recreation
Shaker Recreation is offering before care and afternoon traditional camps which include a full day program on Fridays. Transportation will be provided by the school district to and from these programs Monday through Thursday. For more information on Shaker Rec’s programs, click HERE.
 
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 will be provided to and from Shaker Rec’s before care and afternoon programs, this can be requested during the registration process. For more information on Shaker Rec’s programs, click HERE.
 
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations will be refunded in full minus applicable processing fees until May 31 for programs held in June, and June 21 for programs held in July. Cancellations after May 31 (for June programs) or June 21 (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 minus applicable processing fees, or the payment may be applied to another session that the registrant is eligible to attend, provided that the session is not yet at capacity.
 
 Registration is Closed. 

Summer 2017 Sessions

Program offerings for the Summer of 2017 will include:
  
 
Publish Your Own Book 
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish 
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French 
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.  

Ready-Set-Go 
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Progress with Chess
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish 
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French 
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.

Ready-Set-Go 
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Progress with Chess
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish 
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French 
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.

Ready-Set-Go
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Progress with Chess
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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. Group size limited to 12.

Lake Erie Ink
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Share Your Stories with Lake Erie Ink. The focus of this program is story building, and participants will explore different storytelling methods. Campers will read, write and share their stories while exploring graphic storytelling, the intersection of art and writing, and more! Group size limited to 15.

Techie Camp
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Camp Invention
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shaker Heights Middle School

This camp focuses on science, engineering and Intellectual Property Literacy. It is a problem-based curriculum using all hands-on activities, and no computers. Group size limited to 15 per grade.  The cost of this camp is $170.
 
 
Publish Your Own Book
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.

Ready-Set-Go
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Progress with Chess
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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. Group size limited to 12.

Lake Erie Ink
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Share Your Stories with Lake Erie Ink. The focus of this program is story building, and participants will explore different storytelling methods. Campers will read, write and share their stories while exploring graphic storytelling, the intersection of art and writing, and more! Group size limited to 15.

Techie Camp
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Camp Invention
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shaker Heights Middle School

This camp focuses on science, engineering and Intellectual Property Literacy. It is a problem-based curriculum using all hands-on activities, and no computers. Group size limited to 15 per grade. The cost of this camp is $170.
 
Shaker Orchestra Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m,
Shaker Heights High School

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 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 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.

Ready-Set-Go
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Progress with Chess
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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. Group size limited to 12.

Lake Erie Ink
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Share Your Stories with Lake Erie Ink. The focus of this program is story building, and participants will explore different storytelling methods. Campers will read, write and share their stories while exploring graphic storytelling, the intersection of art and writing, and more! Group size limited to 15.

Techie Camp
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

Camp Invention
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shaker Heights Middle School

This camp focuses on science, engineering and Intellectual Property Literacy. It is a problem-based curriculum using all hands-on activities, and no computers. Group size limited to 15 per grade.  The cost of this camp is $170.
 
Shaker Orchestra Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m,
Shaker Heights High School

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 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 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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 16. 
 
 
Publish Your Own Book
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

Publish Your Own Book for English Language Learners
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Mercer Elementary School

This program is designed for ELL students who need support in English language development. Students will create and publish a hardbound book during this two 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 multi-cultural focus. Group size limited to 16.

World Language Exploratory Camp: German
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Latin
June 19 - June 22 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School

Campers will explore the culture of the Romans using a variety of methods including music, art, games, and of course, food! This program is designed to be dynamic and hands-on to develop an awareness and appreciation of Roman culture, and will provide an initial exposure to the Latin language which will benefit students if they choose to follow the IB Latin program beginning in the sixth grade. Group size limited to 24.

World Language Exploratory Camp: Spanish
July 10 - July 13 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 of course, 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 25.
 
World Language Exploratory Camp: Elementary French
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 20.
 
World Language Exploratory Camp: Mandarin Chinese
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
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 15.

World Language International Film Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8 a.m. - noon
Mercer Elementary School
Explore the cultures of the World Language Department through film! Participants will watch one film each day from a different culture represented by our World Language Department's language offerings: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Each day the film will be introduced with warm-up activities; and followed by short discussion circles and a craft. All films are rated G, and are selected by a panel of world language teachers to ensure their cultural value. Group size limited to 24.

Ready-Set-Go
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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.

AVI Culinary Camp
July 17 - July 20 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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. Group size limited to 12.

Techie Camp
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.

Camp Invention
June 12 - June 15 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shaker Heights Middle School

This camp focuses on science, engineering and Intellectual Property Literacy. It is a problem-based curriculum using all hands-on activities, and no computers. Group size limited to 15 per grade.  The cost of this camp is $170.
 
Shaker Orchestra Camp
June 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m,
Shaker Heights High School

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 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 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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 16.
 
 
Publish Your Own Book
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

AVI Culinary Camp
July 17 - July 20 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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. Group size limited to 12.

Techie Camp
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m,
Shaker Heights High School

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 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 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.
 
Bridge to Algebra
Session 1: June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session 2: July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (session 2 is a repeat of session 1)
Shaker Heights Middle School

This program is for students entering 7th grade who have earned an A or B in math as 6th graders and are enrolling in Pre-Algebra at the Middle School. The program will introduce the curriculum, aligned with Ohio Learning Standards, for the upcoming school year, with an emphasis on problem solving and mathematical literacy. Students must be recommended by their math teacher for this program. Please contact your student's math teacher or Dexter Lindsey (lindsey_d@shaker.org) for a recommendation and password. Group size limited to 30 per session. 
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18. 
 
 
Publish Your Own Book
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
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 reading at the end of the program. Group size limited to 24 per grade.

AVI Culinary Camp
July 17 - July 20 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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. Group size limited to 12.

Techie Camp
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 26 - June 29 (1 week), 8:45 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m,
Shaker Heights High School

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 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 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.
 
Cognitive Tutor
Session 1: June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights Middle School

This program is for students entering 8th grade who earned an A or B in 7th grade Pre-Algebra. This program is designed to assist in learning Algebra through student motivation and collaboration. Students will also enhance their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students must be recommended by their math teacher for this program. Please contact your student's math teacher or Dexter Lindsey (lindsey_d@shaker.org) for a recommendation and password. Group size limited to 30 per session.  
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18.  
 
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18.
 
High School Summer Math Enrichment Program
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Shaker Heights High School
Choice of: 9 Honors Math, 9 Honors Algebra 1 or 9 Honors Geometry
Intended for students who are earning Bs or Cs in math, this program is designed to improve the prerequisite math skills and knowledge of students who have struggled in the past with honors math programs, 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.

Ceramics
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.

Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This program will guide campers in developing new skills related to agribusiness and sustainable agriculture, including employability skills and 21st century skills. Participants will make connections with and participate in the local community, while learning the connections between local agriculture, wider agricultural practices, food policy and food justice; and environmental systems. Group size limited to 20. 
 
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18.
  
High School Summer Math Enrichment Program
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Shaker Heights High School 
Choice of: 10 Honors Math, 10 Honors Algebra 2 or 10 Honors Geometry
Intended for students who are earning Bs or Cs in math, this program is designed to improve the prerequisite math skills and knowledge of students who have struggled in the past with honors math programs, 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.

Ceramics
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.

Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This program will guide campers in developing new skills related to agribusiness and sustainable agriculture, including employability skills and 21st century skills. Participants will make connections with and participate in the local community, while learning the connections between local agriculture, wider agricultural practices, food policy and food justice; and environmental systems. Group size limited to 20.
 
Summer PE Program
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester PE credit (¼ 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, ad 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.  
 
Health Science Education
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester health credit (½ credit) by providing an experience in health science education that helps students explore numerous issues around what it means to be a health conscious individual in today's ever changing society. Understanding that good health is much more than being physically fit and free from disease, the class will study the interactive components of wellness and topics such as nutrition, character development, public speaking skills, job interview skills, self defense/street smarts, human sexuality and chemical abuse education. Diversified instruction, role playing, discussions, debates, audiovisual aids and challenging projects are learning strategies that are part of this exciting learning environment.  
 
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18.

Ceramics: Grades
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.

Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This program will guide campers in developing new skills related to agribusiness and sustainable agriculture, including employability skills and 21st century skills. Participants will make connections with and participate in the local community, while learning the connections between local agriculture, wider agricultural practices, food policy and food justice; and environmental systems. Group size limited to 20.

Summer PE Program
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester PE credit (¼ 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, ad 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.
 
Health Science Education
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester health credit (½ credit) by providing an experience in health science education that helps students explore numerous issues around what it means to be a health conscious individual in today's ever changing society. Understanding that good health is much more than being physically fit and free from disease, the class will study the interactive components of wellness and topics such as nutrition, character development, public speaking skills, job interview skills, self defense/street smarts, human sexuality and chemical abuse education. Diversified instruction, role playing, discussions, debates, audiovisual aids and challenging projects are learning strategies that are part of this exciting learning environment.  
 
 
Jewelry Making: Learning the Basic Metal Techniques
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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 onto 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 18.

Ceramics
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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.

Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This program will guide campers in developing new skills related to agribusiness and sustainable agriculture, including employability skills and 21st century skills. Participants will make connections with and participate in the local community, while learning the connections between local agriculture, wider agricultural practices, food policy and food justice; and environmental systems. Group size limited to 20.
  
Summer PE Program
June 12 - June 29 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester PE credit (¼ 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, ad 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.
 
SAT Prep Course
June 12 - June 22 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This is an intensive course designed to help students improve their SAT score. Students will learn and practice techniques for each section of the exam, plus identify and review their weaker subject areas. Students will find that the reading, analytic and strategic skills they learn, plus the confidence they develop, will benefit them in their senior year and beyond. Group size limited to 20.

ACT Prep Course
July 10 - July 20 (2 weeks), 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School

This is an intensive course designed to help students improve their ACT score. Students will learn and practice techniques for each section of the exam, plus identify and review their weaker subject areas. Students will find that the reading, analytic and strategic skills they learn, plus the confidence they develop, will benefit them in their senior year and beyond. Group size limited to 20. 
 
Health Science Education
July 10 - July 27 (3 weeks), 8 a.m. - noon
Shaker Heights High School

This summer program would give high school students the opportunity to earn a semester health credit (½ credit) by providing an experience in health science education that helps students explore numerous issues around what it means to be a health conscious individual in today's ever changing society. Understanding that good health is much more than being physically fit and free from disease, the class will study the interactive components of wellness and topics such as nutrition, character development, public speaking skills, job interview skills, self defense/street smarts, human sexuality and chemical abuse education. Diversified instruction, role playing, discussions, debates, audiovisual aids and challenging projects are learning strategies that are part of this exciting learning environment.  

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