Campers in the ♦  Orange Group ♦ will be entering 3rd and 4th grade. Below are the descriptions of the two camp courses that this group will participate in during our camp.

Pulleys, Levers, and Gears, Oh my!
Learn about simple machines by exploring pulleys, levers, and gears through hands-on activities and projects. Together we will discover concepts such as friction and force, how to design machines and put them into motion, and many other exciting topics related to engineering. Students will work to create balloon powered cars, mouse trap cars, and other simple machines.

Miss Stancl is a 4th grade teacher at Flint Lake Elementary School. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University, but is originally from Illinois. Miss Stancl is a big Chicago sports fan and she especially loves the Cubs and the Blackhawks! In her free time, Miss Stancl enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and enjoys the sun and the beach! Miss Stancl is extremely excited to join Summer Smart Summer Fun and is looking forward to learning and growing alongside third and fourth grade rockstars!



Global Beats

In this active, music-filled class, campers will learn about a variety of cultures with specific exploration into their music and social gathering practices. Each day, campers will immerse themselves in a different place around the World! Imagine exploring Africa while constructing drums, or learning rhythmic dances with a visit to Brazil. In addition to instrument building and movement, campers will learn and sing simple folk songs and enjoy presentations by guest speakers and musicians. At the end of camp, we will have a chance to showcase each camper’s experience through a final presentation of their own family culture.

Ms. Bice is a Voice Professor on the Music Faculty at Valparaiso University. She also teaches voice and piano privately in the Valparaiso community. Originally from Iowa, Ms. Bice attended Luther College (BA Music) and Northwestern University (MM Vocal Performance). Over the past 17 years, she has had the pleasure to teach at wonderful schools in the Chicagoland area and perform extensively both locally and abroad. She hopes to share her enthusiasm for learning with her campers this summer!