Week 1: June 8-12

List of 8 items.

  • Beginning Songwriting and Recording

    In this course, students will learn how to write and record their very own songs using Logic, a professional recording program from Apple. Over the course of the week we will learn songwriting concepts and recording techniques as students work to create an original song. At the end of the week, students will share their creations with their classmates, and have a recording of first original song to keep for themselves. Whether your child is the next country superstar or a budding hip-hop sensation, they'll learn the tools they need to explore their musical interests more fully. 
     
    Grades: 4-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Trugman, Piano & Voice Conservatory Teacher
  • Crazy for Crafts

    This summer allow your child to explore their creative side at Crazy for Crafts. In just one week, we will take on numerous extraordinary crafts. Some of the fun projects we will create include slime, kaleidoscopes, jewelry, shrinky dink key chains, puppets, perler beads, tie-dye shirts, and more! We will celebrate the unique abilities of emerging artists by taking the tame to practice drawing and painting. This will involve canvas painting as well as an activity using colored ice cubes to watercolor paint. We will provide a space for our students to explore and create with confidence.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Lead Instructor: Ms. Randazzo, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Dance. Create. Inspire. Perform.

    Each morning will begin with a breathing/movement exercise to get the dancers warmed-up and ready for the day. Followed by a ballet class that will cover technique basics and across the floor. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of modern and improv dance. We will focus on three modern pioneers; Martha Graham, Lester Horton and Jose Limon and learn their history, techniques and combinations. Dancers will get to know their creative side and experiment with tempo, space, movement phrases, styles and directional changes; combining them all together and creating their own dance. Also, an overall emphasis on multicultural dance will be integrated twice a week exposing children to various dances, rhythms, customs and traditions.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Ms. Priolo, Lower School Dance Teacher
  • Fun in the Sun - Camp Buckley

    This camp is a classic experience that will provide themed recreational and fun environment. Camp will include indoor/outdoor games, crafts, swimming, creative songs, and so much more. Come spend the day with Mrs. Francis!

    Grades:1-3
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Francis, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Levitt and Mrs. Perez, Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Sports Spectacular

    This program is designed for the children to explore, have fun, and feel successful in their abilities. Students will engage in games and activities that reinforce what is covered in primary physical education. We are focused on drills, skills, and thrills.  All the games that we play are small sided and modified for every student to find success. The objectives are learning, having fun and experiencing multiple sports while at summer camp at Buckley.
     
    Grades: 1-4
    Lead Instructor: Coach Holland, Lower School PE Teacher
  • Tech Kids

    Come explore educational software using iPads and desktop computers under Mrs. Borggrebe's expert guidance. You're sure to learn a lot of new things and have fun at Tech camp. Campers will improve their keyboarding skills, create graphics, write a book, learn to program a game using scratch and explore a variety of apps on the I Pads. Creativity, passion and innovations will be shared.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Borggrebe, Lower School Technology Teacher
  • Wild Buckley

    Be ready to take a hike with Mr. Ayers and explore the nature in and around the Buckley campus.  You will have the ability to press pause and enjoy the birds, insects, flora and fauna that add to the beauty of our lovely school.

    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Ayers, Lower School Teacher

Week 2: June 15-19

List of 8 items.

  • Boys & Girls Basketball

    Elevate your game! This camp is designed to teach children how to become well-rounded and
    team-oriented basketball players. The session will offer intense, specialized basketball
    instruction with an emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing,
    shooting, and rebounding. The camp also provides campers of all ability levels a rewarding and
    enjoyable experience.
     
    Grades: 4-8
    Lead Instructor: Coach Senna, Varsity Basketball Coach
  • Buckley Summer Musical Presents - Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.

    Please note: This is a 2-week camp (June 15-June 26).
     
    Consider this your golden ticket! The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale! Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his candy bars. Whoever finds these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka Factory (as well as a lifetime supply of candy). One of the winners is young Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences!
     
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. has many featured and ensemble roles, including the five contest winners and singing and dancing Oompa Loompas! All roles are open to all students, regardless of gender.

    During this two-week program students will put together the scenes, songs, dances, and sets of this wonderful tale, culminating in a final performance for friends and family on the last day of camp! 
     
    Grades: 3-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Trugman, Conservatory Teacher
    $50 per participant, material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Camp Half Blood

    Join Ms. McQueen at Camp Half Blood and enter the world of Percy Jackson. Campers will learn about Greek mythology while immersing themselves in the fictional camp created in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. We will participate in traditional camp activities with a mythological twist, such as being sorted into cabins named after Greek gods, arts and crafts to create shields for our capture the flag 'battle' at the end of camp, and identifying mythical creatures around the camp.
     
    Grades: 2-6
    Lead Instructor: Ms. McQueen, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp
  • Crazy for Crafts

    This summer allow your child to explore their creative side at Crazy for Crafts. In just one week, we will take on numerous extraordinary crafts. Some of the fun projects we will create include slime, kaleidoscopes, jewelry, shrinky dink key chains, puppets, tie-dye shirts, and more! We will celebrate the unique abilities of emerging artists by taking the tame to practice drawing and painting. This will involve canvas painting as well as an activity using colored ice cubes to watercolor paint. We will provide a space for our students to explore and create with confidence.
     
    Grades: 1-3
    Lead Instructor: Ms. Randazzo, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Dance. Create. Inspire. Perform.

    Each morning will begin with a breathing/movement exercise to get the dancers warmed-up and ready for the day. Followed by a ballet class that will cover technique basics and across the floor. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of modern and improv dance. We will focus on three modern pioneers; Martha Graham, Lester Horton and Jose Limon and learn their history, techniques and combinations. Dancers will get to know their creative side and experiment with tempo, space, movement phrases, styles and directional changes; combining them all together and creating their own dance. Also, an overall emphasis on multicultural dance will be integrated twice a week exposing children to various dances, rhythms, customs and traditions.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Ms. Priolo, Lower School Dance Teacher
  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Levitt and Mrs. Perez, Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Sports Spectacular

    This program is designed for the children to explore, have fun, and feel successful in their abilities. Students will engage in games and activities that reinforce what is covered in primary physical education. We are focused on drills, skills, and thrills.  All the games that we play are small sided and modified for every student to find success. The objectives are learning, having fun and experiencing multiple sports while at summer camp at Buckley.
     
    Grades: 1-4
    Lead Instructor: Coach Holland, Lower School PE Teacher
  • Tech Kids

    Come explore educational software using iPads and desktop computers under Mrs. Borggrebe's expert guidance. You're sure to learn a lot of new things and have fun at Tech camp. Campers will improve their keyboarding skills, create graphics, write a book, learn to program a game using scratch and explore a variety of apps on the I Pads. Creativity, passion and innovations will be shared.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Borggrebe, Lower School Technology Teacher

Week 3: June 22-26

List of 6 items.

  • Digital Filmmaking - Documentary/PSA

    This camp introduces Middle School age students to the basic elements of digital filmmaking and editing techniques from concept to finished product. Over the course of the 1week camp students will create 2 or 3 projects as collaborative teams where they will write, shoot, and edit. The projects include a short narrative and a Commercial or Film or Television Program Trailer and culminate with a news magazine broadcast that involves the entire class. Students will learn filmmaking terminology, the use of a variety of digital camcorders, editing with Final Cut Pro, screenwriting and storyboarding, essential lighting and sound elements, and green screen. The camp will repeat in the second week with a Documentary or Public Service Announcement (PSA) replacing the Commercial/Trailer. The camp meets every day and will not participate in the swim program. No previous filmmaking experience required.
     
    Grades: 5-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Rollman, Technical Director & Visual Arts Teacher
  • Fun in the Sun - Camp Buckley

    This camp is a classic experience that will provide themed recreational and fun environment. Camp will include indoor/outdoor games, crafts, swimming, creative songs, and so much more. Come spend the day with Mrs. Francis!

    Grades:1-3
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Francis, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Levitt and Mr. Ayers Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Star Wars: A Hero’s Journey

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, conflict rages between the Jedi and Sith! Choose your side! We will be exploring the galaxy through arts, crafts, indoor/outdoor games, and activities that will make you feel the force. Learn how the Mandalorian creates his armor and hidden Jedi and Sith techniques. Daily games, activities, and missions will guide you on the way to becoming a hero of the galaxy! May the Force be with you.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Fox, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Superstar Soccer

    This camp is designed for our younger soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Players will learn the fundamentals of every position as well as the rules of the game. Activities include fun drills, partner work, and scrimmages to build confidence and a love for the game. All players will be grouped by age and ability to ensure the optimal balance of fun, challenge and skill development. No prior experience is necessary.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Coach Ortega, Varsity Girls Soccer Coach & Teacher
  • Travel Camp

    Get your passports and imaginations ready for a fun-filled, magical trip around the world! Students will be traveling the world and experiencing the life and culture of different countries using literature, art, music, dance, games, cooking and language. This gives each student the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and the world in which we live.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Romero, Lower School Teacher
    $40 per student, per week materials fee will be added to the cost of the camp.

Week 4: June 29-July 2

List of 6 items.

  • Creative & Crafty

    When crafting there are no mistakes just curious creations. Join Ms. Francis in making fun projects that will show your creativity. Projects will include tie dye, slime, raised salt/marble painting, and so much more! This camp is a great opportunity for artists to develop creativity and create with confidence in a fun and loving environment.

    Grades: 1-3
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Francis, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Perez and Mr. Ayers Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • National Park Adventures

    The Buckley Griffin will be joining you on a wild adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved national parks. We will be virtually visiting a variety of national parks as well as experiencing indoor camping, hiking our nature trail, participating in national park scavenger hunts, art projects, and even skyping with a national park ranger! The Buckley Griffin will introduce you to the junior ranger program as well as concluding our program with the MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure Movie. Be ready to become a national park expert with the Buckley Griffin!
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Levitt, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per student, per week material fee will be added to the cost of the camp. 
  • Sports of all Sorts

    This camp is designed for our young sport lovers. The camp will focus on a variety of traditional and non-traditional games. Traditional games may include hockey, basketball, volleyball, and football. Non-traditional games may include kickball, handball, and dodge ball. Our excellent camp coaches will ensure that their day is filled with age appropriate games and activities that will foster growth, creativity, and development.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Coach Dale, Physical Education Teacher
  • Travel Camp

    Get your passports and imaginations ready for a fun-filled, magical trip around the world! Students will be traveling the world and experiencing the life and culture of different countries using literature, art, music, dance, games, cooking and language. This gives each student the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and the world in which we live.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Romero, Lower School Teacher
    $40 per student, per week materials fee will be added to the cost of the camp.
  • VEXcellent Robotics

    Are you curious about robotics?  Want to learn how to build and program your own robotic creation! Students will use the VEX Robotics system for the entirety of the course. At the end of the week we will have robot challenges including but not limited to races, obstacles, goals, and battles. No prior robotics experience required.
     
    Grades: 4-8 (Intermediate)
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Holliday, MUS Teacher
    $30 per student, per week material fee will be added to the cost of the camp. 

Week 5: July 6-10

List of 7 items.

  • Advanced Songwriting and Recording

    This course is available for students with experience using recording software, such as Logic Pro X, and/or those who have taken the Beginning Songwriting and Recording class. In this class we dive deeper into audio recording techniques and explore how the professionals make their music sound so good. Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of EQ, compression, reverb, panning, mixing and more as we take a peek under the hood and begin to study the science and the art of music production. At the end of the week, students will present their musical creations to their classmates, and have copies of their original songs to keep for themselves. No matter what genre your child is interested in, the skills they’ll learn over this week will better empower them to create great sounding music on their own!
     
    Grades 4-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Trugman, Conservatory Instructor
    $30 per student, per week material fee will be added to the cost of the camp.
  • Boys & Girls Basketball

    Elevate your game! This camp is designed to teach children how to become well-rounded and
    team-oriented basketball players. The session will offer intense, specialized basketball
    instruction with an emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing,
    shooting, and rebounding. The camp also provides campers of all ability levels a rewarding and
    enjoyable experience.
     
    Grades: 4-8
    Lead Instructor: Coach Senna, Varsity Basketball Coach
  • Digital Filmmaking - Commercial/Trailer

    This camp introduces Middle School age students to the basic elements of digital filmmaking and editing techniques from concept to finished product. Over the course of the 1week camp students will create 2 or 3 projects as collaborative teams where they will write, shoot, and edit. The projects include a short narrative and a Commercial or Film or Television Program Trailer and culminate with a news magazine broadcast that involves the entire class. Students will learn filmmaking terminology, the use of a variety of digital camcorders, editing with Final Cut Pro, screenwriting and storyboarding, essential lighting and sound elements, and green screen. The camp will repeat in the second week with a Documentary or Public Service Announcement (PSA) replacing the Commercial/Trailer. The camp meets every day and will not participate in the swim program. No previous filmmaking experience required.
     
    Grades: 5-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Rollman, Technical Director & Visual Arts Teacher
  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Perez and Mr. Ayers Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Little Bakers

    Calling all bakers!  Learn to make easy, kid friendly treats from scratch in this fun, hands-on class.  Campers will measure, mix, and decorate both savory and sweet treats while incorporating fruits and veggies for a healthy twist.  Prior experience in the kitchen not required.  Participants will receive a recipe book of all items made throughout the week.
     
    Grades: 2-6
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Megan Tapia, Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Superstar Soccer

    This camp is designed for our younger soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Players will learn the fundamentals of every position as well as the rules of the game. Activities include fun drills, partner work, and scrimmages to build confidence and a love for the game. All players will be grouped by age and ability to ensure the optimal balance of fun, challenge and skill development. No prior experience is necessary.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Coach Dale, Lower & Middle School PE Teacher
  • Wizards & Wands

    Hop onto Platform 9 ¾ and catch a ride to your new adventure. Get ready to play a game of ‘Quidditch’ with your fellow wizards and witches. Create your own invisibility cloak, wave your magic wand and jump onto your broomstick to fun. Put on your Potter glasses and see a world full of magic. The camp will consist of indoor/outdoor games, trivia, art, potions, and dueling.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Ms. Francis, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.

Week 6: July 13-17

List of 5 items.

  • Creative & Crafty

    When crafting there are no mistakes just curious creations. Join Ms. Francis in making fun projects that will show your creativity. Projects will include tie dye, slime, raised salt/marble painting, and so much more! This camp is a great opportunity for artists to develop creativity and create with confidence in a fun and loving environment.

    Grades: 1-3
    Lead Instructor: Mrs. Francis, Lower School Teacher
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
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  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled full day program, taught by Buckley's very own Lower School teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics and much more. Participants must be 5 years old and/or entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020.
     
    Lead Instructors: Mrs. Perez and Mr. Ayers Lower School Teachers
    $30 per participant, per week material fee will be added to the cost of camp.
  • Pom & Cheer

    Cheer & Pom dance will teach students a combination of dance styles involving hip hop, jazz, lyrical cheer motions and technical work such as leaps, turns, kicks, splits and jumps while using poms. Campers will learn routines using a variety of dance styles. This camp will culminate at the end of the week with a short performance.
     
    Grades: 1-5
    Lead Instructor: Coach Destiny, All Star & Competitive Cheer Coach
    $30 per student, per week material fee will be added to the cost of the camp
  • Sports of all Sorts

    This camp is designed for our sport lovers. The camp will focus on a variety of traditional and non-traditional games. Traditional games may include hockey, basketball, volleyball, and football. Non-traditional games may include kickball, handball, and dodge ball. Our excellent camp coaches will ensure that their day is filled with age appropriate games and activities that will foster growth, creativity, and development. Campers will be grouped by grade (grades1-4 & 5-8).
     
    Grades: 1-8
    Lead Instructor: Coach Dale, Physical Education Teacher
  • VEXcellent Robotics

    Are you curious about robotics?  Want to learn how to build and program your own robotic creation! Students will use the VEX Robotics system for the entirety of the course. At the end of the week we will have robot challenges including but not limited to races, obstacles, goals, and battles. No prior robotics experience required.
     
    Grades: 4-8
    Lead Instructor: Mr. Holliday, MUS Teacher
    $30 per student, per week material fee will be added to the cost of the camp. 

Buckley Summer Camp Schedule

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 Early AM Drop off-Room 8* Early AM Drop off-Room 8* Early AM Drop off-Room 8* Early AM Drop off-Room 8* Early AM Drop off-Room 8*
9:00-9:10 Welcome & Grouping Elementary Playground Welcome & Grouping Elementary Playground Welcome & Grouping Elementary Playground Welcome & Grouping Elementary Playground Welcome & Grouping Elementary Playground
9:10-10:25 Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp
10:25-10:45 Snack/Recess Snack/Recess Snack/Recess Snack/Recess Snack/Recess
10:45-12:00 Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp
12:00-12:25 Lunch: Café Commons Lunch: Café Commons Lunch: Café Commons Lunch: Café Commons Lunch: Café Commons
12:25-12:45 All Camp Activity All Camp Activity All Camp Activity All Camp Activity All Camp Activity
12:45-1:30 Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp Specialized Camp
1:30-1:45 Recess/Break Swim Prep Recess/Break Swim Prep Recess/Break
1:45-2:45 Specialized Camp Swim Time/Pool Specialized Camp Swim Time/Pool Specialized Camp
2:55-3:10 Dismissal-Bell Tower Dismissal-Bell Tower Dismissal-Bell Tower Dismissal-Bell Tower Dismissal-Bell Tower
3:00-4:00 Late PM Pick-up-Room 8* Late PM Pick-up-Room 8* Late PM Pick-up-Room 8* Late PM Pick-up-Room 8* Late PM Pick-up-Room 8*
* Extra Charge