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Middle Division - Ages 6-8

Registration for the 2018 Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp is now open!  You can register here:   https://burgundyfarmsummerdaycamp.campbrainregistration.com

Our unique Middle Division programs offer some of our younger campers the option to investigate more advanced, theme-specific camps, similar to those that are offered to our Upper Division campers. While the Lower Division program is still an option for these campers, they may choose to have more of a say in creating their camp day by picking morning and afternoon programs to create their full day for any given session. Campers must choose both a morning and afternoon program; we do not offer half-day registration.
 

Structure and Options

Explore all the fun topics listed below during your stay with us, or, stick to your tried and true favorites each and every session, the choice is yours! All campers swim daily in the Middle Division in Burgundy’s own outdoor saltwater pool. Daily swim time includes swim instruction Monday through Thursday with a free swim session on Friday.

Middle Division Daily Schedule

8-8:30 a.m. morning drop-off

8:30-11:30 a.m. selected morning program

11:30-noon lunch with morning group

Noon-3 p.m. selected afternoon program, including daily swimming

3 p.m. afternoon dismissal

Campers report to their morning program upon arrival and stay with that group through lunch. They are then escorted to their afternoon program and checked in with their afternoon counselors. Campers are dismissed from their afternoon program at the end of the day.

Burgundy is proud to welcome back our summer partners MathTree, Excite Soccer, Pottery Playground, and Engineering for Kids, and we are proud to announce our new partnerships with Silver Knight Chess, KSS Programs (Tae Kwon Do), and the NOVA Fencing Club! The wonderful camp programs they offer, detailed below, combined with the original programs that our professional camp staff offers, will give your camper many ways to enjoy their summer with us!

Build Your Own Camp

Remember, campers MUST be registered for a morning and an afternoon program for each session!

Middle Division Morning Options (AM Camps)

Excite Soccer (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $200/week

Excite Soccer is a fun loving educational soccer program! Children are encouraged to develop their mental, physical, and social abilities through creative soccer games and other activities taught by highly experienced staff. Participants learn individual skills, teamwork, and most importantly have fun! We emphasize mastering basic coordination and agility with and without a soccer ball, as well as providing an environment that builds confidence.

 

Engineering for Kids STEM Camps (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $210/week

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!
 

  • Weeks 1 and 5: Scratch Programming - Embark on fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer.

  • Weeks 2 and 6: Robotics - Launching a robot into space takes precision, as the rover has to fly an extraordinary distance before arriving at its destination. Students will use their robots to launch a mini rover into space during this lesson and learn how robots are used for space exploration.  

  • Weeks 3 and 7: Power and Energy Camp! - Power and energy are what everything requires to move, turn on, light up, and make noise. In The Agent of Change camp, students will break up into engineering teams and help each other to create unique ways to harness, manipulate, and use energy efficiently. Each day, students will have the chance to add a power-up light to their power and energy meter by completing that day’s camp challenge.

  • Weeks 4 and 8: Forensic Engineering - Become a forensics engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science and forensic engineering, students will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology. Embark on a new journey each day to decipher cryptic clues and biological codes, and help us identify the thief through chemical and mechanical analysis. Time is running out, and Kelvin needs your help!

 

Silver Knights Chess (Weeks 4 and 5) **Brand new Camp for 2018**

Fee: $210/week

Spend a week playing and learning about chess with the Silver Knights! We've taught tens of thousands of children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks, lunch, and fresh air. Check out their website at www.skenrichment.com.

 

NOVA Fencing Club (Weeks 3, 6, and 7) **Brand New Camp for 2018**

Fee: $210/week

En Garde! Ready? Fence!  Nova Fencing Camps are a great introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, which is taught through fun drills and exciting games. Campers will learn basic footwork and blade work skills from experienced coaches who have developed both national and international competitors, including several current Junior Olympians. 

All of our camps will teach and refine the fundamentals of fencing including hand and footwork, drills, and bouting.  Camps end with a team tournament using electrical equipment.  Why choose our fencing camp?  Because fencing is fun!  Campers will love playing fun games, getting fit, and making lasting friendships.

Our camps are for children who have no experience with fencing through intermediate level fencers.  Fencers will be grouped according to their ability. Equipment and uniforms are provided, including protective masks, jackets, chest protectors, and gloves. 

Each camp is taught by instructors under the direction of Head Coach Greg Kaidanov.   All of our coaches are First Aid/CPR/AED and USOC Safe Sport certified.  Camps can be repeated, since every bout brings a new experience.

 

ARTrageous ARTventures with Pottery Playground (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $210/week

Add SIZZLE to your summer with ARTrageous ARTventures at Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp! Our Art camp is as Art-intensive as you’ll find anywhere in Northern Virginia. Come and take a peek…Val, Kate, and their staff are back and ready to take you and your friends to colorful destinations reserved only for those wanting to explore their creative sides! So, Fire Up your imaginations and prepare to experience a kaleidoscope of Art styles and projects from various cultures and countries.

Campers will explore many Art forms each week and learn FUNtastic techniques that will bring them to life. In addition to the Fired Arts of pottery painting, glass fusion and clay (hand building a variety of pieces), we will explore a wide range of Art mediums, such as the ancient Art of mosaics, canvas painting, drawing, watercolor, collage, oil pastels and candle making! For added fun, we’ve packed LOTS of funky tools like straws, liquid soap, shaving cream, and fuzzy yarn in our creative arsenal. Everything is BRIGHT, COLORFUL and designed for FUN!

Please Note: Since our Artventures are week-long sessions, Fired Arts projects won’t be ready for pick up until 10-14 days after we complete them. Clay projects must dry several days before being fired in the kiln. Due to the extra fire time, there will be no Fired Arts projects during the last week (Week 8) of camp. We will, however, include some super fun projects with air-dry clay! Pick up of your projects is very easy! All Fired Arts projects (ceramic, glass, and clay) will be kept securely in the Camp Office until your parent can swing by to collect them. Val will send a reminder note home with you at weeks’ end, letting your parents know when your masterpiece(s) will be ready for you to admire.

While learning about different Art styles is important, it’s YOUR creative interpretation of these styles we value most. We view Art as a process, not a product, and expect you to put your artistic thumbprint on the various Art movements we cover. You will leave camp with more than just an appreciation of Art; you will learn how to overcome obstacles, focus your attention through guided exercises, and use your creative muscle. You’ll likely learn a few silly dances, too, because we love to turn up the tunes and boogie in-between our assignments.New projects are tackled daily and week-to- week, with no activity being duplicated. That means you can come as often as you like while you create the coolest Art gallery in the neighborhood! Projects are always FUN and no prior experience in any of the Art forms is required. All products and tools used are non-toxic and safe for the smallest hands.  Welcome Aboard our creative train! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Visual Arts (Week 2 only)

Fee: $200/week

Do you enjoy crafting? Do you see the beauty in nature? Do you have a creative side that is just hoping to be let loose? This free-form art camp not only nurtures your creative side but unleashes it! From painting to collage, sketching to sculpting, you will be creating from day one of this camp. Campers are encouraged to find what moves them, and then create. What will you make? Come join this popular camp and find out!

 

KSS Programs Tae Kwon Do (Weeks 1, 2, and 8) **Brand new Camp for 2018**

Fee: $210/week

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art involving kicking, blocking, and striking and has truly transcended the place of its birth and become one of the most popular martial arts in the world.  KSS Tae Kwon Do camp will have some fitness, body movement, and martial arts skills incorporated.  The children will get to experience real martial arts without the commitment and cost of a traditional school.  Experienced students will have the opportunity to practice and develop skills.   Through Tae Kwon Do, students gain better physical fitness, coordination, balance, self-esteem and respect for oneself and others while learning exciting skills.

 

MathTree Camps (Weeks 5 AND 6)

Fee: $405/two-week session

**Please note: MathTree camps are two-weeks, you must pick a PM camp for both Weeks 5 AND 6 to pair with your AM MathTree program!

MathTree campers learn new math concepts and master familiar ones while learning the "how" and "why" through individualized instruction and engaging small group activities. As a camper's math confidence grows so does their love of math!
 

Bean Counting 101 - for rising 1st graders (age 6).

Princess KrisTen, one of MathTree’s “mathical” characters, leads campers through the Land of Ten. She helps them learn single-digit addition facts, focusing on numbers that add up to her favorite number, 10. Campers use real beans and MathTree® templates to develop counting, place value, and the naming of numbers. Campers also explore odd and even numbers to discern patterns. MathTree makes math child's play!

Goal: The goal of this camp is for young campers to learn number pairs that sum to 10. Campers will also learn sums involving 10+ (ex. 10 + 5). Finally, they will learn to convert appropriate problems to 10+ ones, (e.g., changing 8 + 5 to 10 + 3).
 

Bean Counting 201 - for rising 2nd graders (age 7).

Campers meet Grouper, the Regrouper, one of the “mathical” characters who will guide campers through the essential process of regrouping that is used in addition and subtraction. Campers will use real beans and test tubes to develop a solid understanding of place value. Exploration in the world of odd and even numbers, patterns, and the creation of a Digit Atlas engage campers and make math fun!

Goal: The ultimate goal of this camp is that campers will be able to subtract multi-digit numbers that involve regrouping. (200 – 67)


 

Middle Division Afternoon Options (PM Camps)

*Swimming included, except where noted.
 

Lego Mania (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $200/week

Building, playing, creating, and constructing are just some of the things that your camper will do during this very hands-on camp. Use Legos to solve challenges, design buildings and other structures, create simple machines, or anything else you can think of. You are only limited by your imagination in this camp!

 

Digital Photography (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $200/week 

Work with a digital camera to capture amazing images around Burgundy's campus. Portraits, landscapes, action shots, and other artistic photos will all come together as your camper edits, applies effects, and creates his/her very own, one of a kind images. Campers are encouraged, but don't need to, bring their own camera.

 

Summer Science (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $200/week

Challenge your mind with creative, fun, and exciting experiments. Areas of study include chemistry, nature and the environment, the barnyard animals, and botany!

Weeks 1 and 5: Earth and Water

Weeks 2 and 6: Aerodynamics 

Weeks 3 and 8: Chemistry 

Weeks 4 and 7: Biology and Zoology 

 

Dare To Dance (Weeks 5 and 6)

Fee: $200/week

Take journey through an exploration of movement including many styles of dance like ballet, afro-jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and modern. Campers will enjoy a safe, positive, and creative space while building confidence, healthy hearts and bodies, and increasing motivation and focus. This camp allows children an opportunity to dance all day, make new friends, and participate in all kinds of activities that get their body moving. Campers will be able to grow as artists while taking in all that Burgundy’s beautiful outdoor campus has to offer. This is the perfect camp for enthusiastic and energetic children!

 

Nature Navigators (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Fee: $200/week

This exciting, hands-on exploration camp is designed to capture all that is great about our general day camp and pack it into a half-day program. Nature walks, digging in the dirt, and working in the garden are just some of the activities that are special and unique to Burgundy. Campers will have fun on our beautiful campus while learning about nature, conservation, and outdoor hobbies. This program is designed to be a nice bridge for campers moving out of the Lower Division as well as a precursor to our very popular Burgundy Outdoors camp. Truly the best of what Burgundy has to offer!

 

MathTree Camps (Weeks 5 AND 6)

Fee: $405/two-week session

**Please note: MathTree camps are two-weeks, you must pick n AM camp for both Weeks 5 AND 6 to pair with your PM MathTree program!

***Please note, swimming is NOT included with the afternoon MathTree camp. Campers participating in this program will not have daily swim time during this session.

MathTree campers learn new math concepts and master familiar ones while learning the "how" and "why" through individualized instruction and engaging small group activities. As a camper's math confidence grows so does their love of math!

Multiplication Matters - for rising 3rd graders (age 8). Campers learn the 36 multiplication facts, the roots from which much of the rest of math grows, through a proprietary MathTree® process that provides a rock-solid conceptual base for multiplication while enhancing fact solving and memory with a variety of mathematically based "tricks" with exotic names such as 6 x Even and Thumbs Up, many using hand configurations. No flash cards! Instead, campers connect to the multiplication facts engage them physically, verbally, and auditorily. Campers play plenty of math games and use manipulatives for an assortment of math activities.

Goal: The goal for this camp is that campers learn what multiplication is, when to use it, and the basic multiplication facts of single digit numbers.