ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMPS
The Archbishop Molloy Summer Enrichment Camps provide a unique and exciting opportunity for academically dedicated, interested, and gifted rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to enjoy fun and interesting summer activities while learning about topics, ideas, and areas in which they are interested. Students can choose from a variety of “majors” and “minors”. Each day students will learn about dynamic concepts in these fields and engage in fun, interactive, hands-on activities. All campers will also gather and work on a “daily challenge” with their team. At Molloy, we believe that when you provide children with the tools and opportunity to learn, explore, experiment, and engage there is no limit to what they can achieve. So, sign up today to meet new friends, learn about a wide range of topics, gain a better understanding of how our world works, and have an amazing summer experience!
Each major and minor will be taught by a member of Molloy's outstanding and knowledgeable faculty and staff. Each instructor is vetted, highly educated, skilled, and knowledgeable in both the background of each topic and best practices of teaching and engaging students. Classes will be small, and students will be provided group and individualized instruction.
A DAY AT CAMP:
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If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sue Cassillo at 718-441-2100 ext 102 for more information.
Registration begins on April 1st. While registering, students will be shown all options that are available, and registration for a specific major or minor will be on a first come, first served basis. If a major or minor within a given session reaches capacity, a waitlist will be created.
Each student must select a “major” and “minor”. They will attend the same major and minor classes every day during each session. We welcome students who wish to sign up for both weeks but highly encourage students to select different “majors” and “minors” for their second week. Every day will consist of a major and minor activity, a small group creativity/innovation/critical thinking challenge, and lunch (students will bring their own lunches). All campers will receive a camp t-shirt when they register.
ENERGY - A STEAM-based Approach
Computer Science (Programming and Game Development)
Creative Music Lab
Video Creation and Production
This course will introduce you to the basics of producing the various materials needed for a successful broadcast. Through Adobe’s Photoshop and After Effects programs students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design and animation. iMovie will be used to introduce students to video editing and production. Finally, near the end of the class, students will head to the Broadcast Studio to demonstrate their work during a live stream.
¡Bienvenidos! In this summer program we plan to offer an almost fully immersive and fun Spanish learning experience. Campers will engage in fun student-centered activities in and out doors to help develop Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills. We will tell Spanish stories, watch Spanish television, play outdoor games, and more. Students will also take part in creative collaborative projects in Spanish to bring home to their families. Campers can hone their Spanish skills and to meet other likeminded students who want to become fluent in Spanish. ¡Vamos!
Principles of Rocketry
Have you ever tried to solve a problem and have been told, "It's not rocket science?" - Well sometimes, it is! Come engage in an inquiry-based introduction to the mechanics of rockets. Campers will take part in a hands-on approach to the many different aspects of rockets, including forces, weight, thrust, lift, and wing design. A culminating project will include firing a rocket outdoors.
Campers will acquire knowledge of the rules and theory of chess, engage in fun tournaments, and learn advanced strategies and tactics.
Computer Science (Web Design, Robotics, and AI)
Campers will explore their creativity in a safe and encouraging environment through various improvisational and theatrical games to gain confidence onstage (and off)! Skills such as focus, spatial awareness, active listening, storytelling, and basic acting techniques will be incorporated into all activities throughout the session.
Building Confidence in Music Performance
Instrumentalists and Vocalists alike will be engaged in group activities, musicianship skill building, and effective practices. This course will equip developing musicians with strategies to combat performance anxiety, unleash musical expression on stage, and think critically in moment that count. This minor is open to campers who are currently taking private lessons and have at least 2 years of experience with their primary instrument or singing. Bring one song of your choice to perform for an optimal experience of the course.
Are you interested in learning what it takes to create a great sports broadcast, video report or story? If so, then this is the session for you! Campers will learn about the fundamentals of being in front of or behind the camera and also get a taste of the controls that bring a broadcast to life. Whether you want to create a great sportscast or an interesting short documentary, this session is a great start.
Immersive Spanish 2
¡Bienvenidos! Just like the major, this minor offers an almost fully immersive and fun Spanish learning experience. Like the major campers will engage in fun student-centered activities in and out doors to help develop Spanish grammar, vocabulary, literature and reading skills. We will tell Spanish stories, watch Spanish television, play outdoor games, and more. Students will also take part in creative collaborative projects in Spanish to bring home to their families. Campers can hone their Spanish skills and to meet other likeminded students who want to become fluent in Spanish. ¡Vamos!
Campers should wear casual comfortable clothes and shoes. T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers are ideal. Revealing clothing is not allowed. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a sweatshirt each day since they will be in an airconditioned environment.
Majors and minors will be held mostly in classrooms, labs, and our theater. Each of these areas is air conditioned and provides appropriate space for students to learn, have fun, and interact. Campers will also, on occasion, move outside for activities and experiments. Students will eat lunch in the student cafeteria, which is also air conditioned.
After registering campers will be sent an email with details about each class. In general, all necessary equipment will be provided.
After registering you will receive an email with the forms attached. Please fill these forms out an email them to [email protected] by no later than June 15th.
Since we seek to keep major and minor sizes low, registration will close as each specific activity reaches capacity. We encourage campers to register early to secure their preferred majors and minors.
We anticipate being able to run all activities but do reserve the ability to cancel a particular major or minor if there is insufficient registration. We will inform parents of potential cancellations by June 15th and work to place them in alternatives in order of preference.
Students should bring a prepacked lunch in a lunchbox that is labeled with their name and able to keep contents cold and fresh. They will keep this with them during the morning and bring it to lunch with them.
Yes, an assortment of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from a canteen during lunch.
Student personal cell phone is highly discouraged. Students will be permitted to keep phones with them but expected to have them away for the duration of each camp session. During lunch we will encourage campers to engage in conversation with their peers.
Campers may be dropped off starting at 8:45 AM and pick up will being at 3:00 PM. Students must identify the caregiver picking them up and each caregiver must be on file and provide a valid picture ID if requested. We are not able to provide transportation but we are conveniently located one block from the Briarwood subway station and close to the Kew Gardens interchange.
The policy is as follows: