Summer Camp
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM.  Registration for Appoquinimink's 2019 Summer Camp program will open on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  

Please plan to visit our Summer Camp Fair, scheduled for 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Appoquinimink High School, 1080 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown, DE 19709.  Camp Fair attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Appoquinimink Summer Camp program, as well as, many other camp programs, representing different camp interests and experiences from across the Tri-State area and beyond.  We encourage parents to bring your children and ask questions of our different Camp Fair Vendors.

When looking at the summer months, many parents look for activities to keep their children active and engaged in learning. Appoquinimink School District supports your efforts to keep children active by offering a rich variety of half-day camps crossing a variety of interests. Enrichment camps include academic, career and technical education exploration, the performing and visual arts, and sports camps.. 

Appoquinimink Summer Camps cost  $75.00 per camp/per week and are all held on the Bunker Hill Road campus that houses Appoquinimink High School and Bunker Hill Elementary School. Please see the below descriptions of Apoquinimink's Summer Camp offerings.  Note: camp listings are subject to change as demand for certain camps and staff availability dictate.  Campers are registered on a "first come - first registered" basis.   Parents are encouraged to register early as space is limited in some camps.  

Camper registration for the 2019 Appoquinimink Summer Camp Programs opens on February 19, 2019 and closes on May 31, 2019.  Camp T-shirts are not guaranteed for those enrolling after May 17, 2019.  Camp cost will not be reduced for not receiving a T-shirt after the T-Shirt enrollment deadline of May 17, 2019.  

Although we are in the process of planning and scheduling the camps that will be offered during the 2019 Appoquinimink Summer Program, you will find descriptions of past camp offerings to give you an idea of the various types of camps that  we offer within the school district.

2018 Summer Camp Offerings - REGISTRATION is CLOSED

Academic Enrichment

​​​​​​​Everyday Science for Kids 

Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 3rd, Rising 4th thru 5th               
 8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Do you like to get messy and learn about science in a fun way?  In Everyday Science for Kids campers will have an opportunity to perform many fun, age-appropriate experiments and projects.  Campers will use food and other ingredients found in the kitchen pantry to create phenomena that have kids asking, “I wonder why?”, and “What if?”  Kids will be able to explore and investigate the wonders of science in a hand-on way that allows for 100% engagement. The best part of all is the kids are actually learning about science in a way they have rarely done before.
Meets:  grades 2-3:  7/8 - 7/11, grades 4-5:  7/15 - 7/18

好玩的中文 hao wan de zhong wen (Fun Chinese) - Limited Capacity.

Grades:  Rising 1st grade                                              

Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.                                                                                    This program is intended for students in our Chinese Immersion program and provides an opportunity to "stay fresh" with their Chinese Interactions.  Learning languages in the early stages of life benefits students to open the door to global interaction.  Campers will learn about different cultures through fun activities.  A combination of reading, musical, oral and kinesthetic activities will capture student's interest and build their use of the Chinese language, while focusing on academically relevant topics for their age.  Meets: 6/24 - 6/27

Hablando Español (Speaking Spanish) - At Capacity - CLOSED
Grades:  Rising 1st thru 2nd                                             
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This program is intended for students in our Spanish Immersion program and provides an opportunity to "stay fresh" with their Spanish Interactions.  Learning languages in the early stages of life benefit students to open the door to globalinteraction.  Campers will learn about different cultures through fun activities.  A combination of reading, musical, oral and kinesthetic activities will capture student's students interest and build their use of the Spanish language, while focusing on academically relevant topics for their age.

Middle School Kick Start - Closed

Grades:  Rising 5th thru Rising 6th              
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This camp will focus on Executive Function for students entering the highest grade in the elementary school and the those transitioning to the middle school.  In addition to learning organization skills for effective studying and working with multiple teachers, campers will implore practices that will foster a Growth Mindset and mindfulness. Campers will learn about their brain, how they can change from a fixed to a growth mindset, and learn various mindfulness strategies. Campers will take a yoga class, create a “calm jar,” and make sensory slime!
Meets:   7/30 – 8/2

Summer Passport
Grades: 1st thru 5th
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Each week, students will have the opportunity to collect a stamp in their passport, as they travel around the world and learn about different countries and diversity.  Students will have the chance to engage in a wide range of art projects, listen to music that is native to the location of the week, try new foods, learn new languages, and gain a better understanding of our world and the diversity. 
Mexico - 6/24 - 6/27
China - 7/8 - 7/11
Israel - 7/15 - 7/18
Thailand - 7/22 - 7/25
Hawaii (USA) - 7/29 - 8/1

Surviving the College Application Process 
Grades:  Rising 11th – 12th                                   
  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Students will embark on their searches or continue their current searches through this boot camp; throughout the week, we will navigate through the Common App and various college/university websites/applications, figuring out what students need for their personal search and application. Additionally, students will have the time to develop multiple college essays (including supplemental essays) and revise with their peers. The camp will have times where we will work as a group and review the various topics associated to the application process and times where students will work independently as the teacher guides students through their individual applications. 
Meets:  7/8 - 7/11, 7/29 - 8/1

Career and Technical Education Exploration

Adventures in Babysitting - At Capacity - CLOSED
Grades:  Rising 6th thru 8th                                   
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This camp is for campers interested in becoming a babysitter. Campers will learn safety and injury prevention, basic caregiving skills, and create a babysitting kit with games and activities. Their week will end with them doing supervised babysitting with children, and they will receive a Certificate of Participation they may share with potential clients when beginning their own babysitting business!

Young Bakers - At Capacity - CLOSED. 
Grades:  Rising 3rd thru 5th                           
  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This interactive camp offers campers with a sweet tooth the tools they need to prepare inexpensive baked desserts, learn basic baking skills, and build confidence in the kitchen.  Campers will recognize the financial benefit of preparing foods from scratch, and gain experience working as a team.
Meets: 7/9 – 7/12

Young Chefs  - At Capacity - CLOSED. 
Grades:  Rising 3rd thru 5th                             
  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Campers will learn about cooking, baking, nutrition, kitchen and food safety—in a fun and interactive environment! Throughout the week, campers will learn basic cooking skills, proper food safety and handling skills, while preparing food and building their kitchen confidence.  They will begin learning about the nutritional benefit of foods prepared from scratch, and gain experience working as a team.
Meets: 6/25 – 6/28 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Appo Edition - Closed
Grades:  Rising 7th thru 8th                          
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Campers will create a “million dollar” business by developing their own unique product or service that they will pitch to investors (“Sharks”) during a simulation of the TV show “Shark Tank.”  Through engaging, hand-on activities, campers will create a product prototype, design a business plan and learn marketing techniques in order to get the maximum investment from the “Sharks.”  Throughout the week, campers will practice their collaboration and critical thinking skills, while learning important keys in communication.  There will be prizes awarded to the campers who secure the most investment money.  So…”Who wants to be a millionaire?”
Meets: 6/25 – 6/28, 7/30 – 8/2

Performing Arts Enrichment

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, Gotta Act!
Grades:  Rising 4th thru 8th                            
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Did you LOVE seeing kids your age on stage this year in the AHS and MHS musicals The Sound of Music and Shrek?  Are you ready to get bitten by the acting bug?  Come spend your mornings singing and dancing while creating a mini-musical performance!  Students will work on becoming true "triple-threats" as they hone their performing skills and building self-confidence!
Meets:  Kid Stars meets 7/8 - 7/11, Musicals Through the Decades meets 7/15 - 7/18, Gotta Sing meets 7/22 - 7/25

Instrumental Lessons (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings)
Grades:  Rising 5th thru 8th                              
 45-minutes (7:45 A.M. – Noon)
Students will continue to progress through their course of study using the Measures of Success lesson book and supplementary material.  Among other things, lessons will focus on proper breathing, articulation, and technique.  Students will participate in 45-minute small group lessons two days a week (M/W or T/Th).  Groups will be created according to both instrument and student competency levels (Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced).  Current band teacher recommendation will be requested for ability level groupings.
Meets:  45-minutes two times/week for 3 weeks:  6/24, 7/15, 7/29

Show Stoppers! 
Grades:  Rising 3rd thru 6th                                
 8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
The musical theater program for the Appoquinimink summer camp consists of a four-day program working with a team of Appoquinimink music teachers to explore the challenges of musical theater.  Campers will spend four mornings working on songs, characterizations, vocal work, and choreography, culminating with a showcase performance.  Roles include chorus work, speaking roles, and vocal solos.
Meets:  6/24 – 6/27, 7/29 – 8/1

Visual Arts Enrichment

Art Masters - At Capacity - CLOSED
Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 5th                            
  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This camp will feature the work of the four Italian Renaissance artists that inspired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Children will sketch, draw and paint like these great masters of art. 
Meets:  6/25 – 6/28

LEGO Movie Maker
Grades:  Rising 1st thru 3rd                             
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Is your child struggling with comprehension skills? Having difficulty writing a cohesive story? Does your child like to have fun? Bring them to the Lego Movie Maker camp. Your child will practice identifying story elements via read alouds, sequencing stories and mapping their own original story in order to create Lego adventures. Critical thinking, collaborative groups and creative imagination will be used to produce Lego Movies! Let your child have fun while learning this summer. 
Meets:  7/15 - 7/18, 7/29 - 8/1

Mixed Media Art - At Capacity - CLOSED
Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 5th                            
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
In this summer camp, children will explore a variety of art materials to create projects. This multi-media camp is designed to encourage campers to be as creative as possible with their self-expression. Campers will create projects that develop their art skills and foster creativity while having fun!

Athletic Offerings

GPS Multi Sports Camp - Closed
Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 7th                                
8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This summer camp is for those children with a keen interest in sports. Players will participate in a different sport from around the world each day learning the fundamental skills and developing life skills at the same time. This camp is perfect for children wanting to experience new sports and make new friends at the same time!
Meets:  7/9 – 7/12

GPS Soccer Stars Camp - Closed
Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 7th                                
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
This summer camp is for those children who have an interest in soccer whether you are a beginner or an advanced player! Our professional coaches from around the world have curricula designed to suit all campers regardless of level. Each day will focus on a specific theme within soccer and finish with our 'Soccer Stars' challenge of the day. An awards ceremony will be held at the end of the week to recognize camper’s achievements during camp!
Meets:  7/16 – 7/19

Youth Lacrosse Camp
Grades:  Rising 2nd thru 7th                            
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Boys and girls will be introduced to the game of lacrosse.  Newcomers will learn basic traditions, skills and game play, while more experienced campers will have the opportunity to enhance their LAX I.Q. and skill set. Campers will develop communication, decision making, and problem solving skills while acquiring positive self-esteem through teamwork.
Meets:  6/24 – 6/27

High School Lacrosse Camp
Grades:  Rising 9th thru 12th                             
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Athletes will refine their knowledge and skill set in lacrosse.  We will focus on increasing players LAX I.Q., situational play and stick work. Players will develop communication, decision making, and problem solving skills in this exciting team sport.
Meets:  7/8 - 7/11

Volleyball & Fitness Camp - Closed
Grades:  Rising 5th thru 8th
Campers will be introduced to basic volleyball skills like bumping, setting and serving. They will apply these skills in fun drills and game situations. They will learn game strategies to help them to be successful in the game of volleyball. This camp is perfect for beginners as well as those wishing to advance their skills. 
Meets:  7/30 - 8/2

Pitch Perfect Softball
Grades:  Grades 2nd thru 6th
Time:  8:30 - 11:30 A.M.
This camp will help softball players improve their skills at any level. Campers who are newer to the game will learn the basics of the game, such as hitting, catching, and sliding. Seasoned players will further their understanding of the game by practicing these basic skills, along with learning new ones such as stealing bases, bunting, and reading signs from a base coach. Campers will practice teamwork throughout the camp and learn techniques that will help them when they play softball throughout the year, whether during Fall Ball or the regular season. Please make sure that you select your camp based upon the experience of your child.
Meets:  Beginner/Intermediate 7/22 - 7/25, Intermediate/Advanced 7/29 - 8/1