Summer Camp

UPDATE:  All deadlines have been extended by one month. The dates listed below are correct.

EAGLE School Summer Camps offer 2 weeks of learning, exploration, and enrichment for students in the greater Madison area. Designed to challenge gifted, talented, and advanced learners, EAGLE Summer Camp programs go beyond the standards of a traditional September through June curriculum to focus on learning activities that will surprise and entertain young learners.

On this page, you will hopefully find all the information you need to register your student(s) for the 2020 Summer Camp Program. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Summer Camp coordinator, Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org.

If you would like a paper copy of this information, please click here.

2020 Session Dates

Participants can register for one or both weeks.

Week 1: June 15-19
Week 2: June 22-26

Daily Schedule (at a glance) & Tuition

Participants can mix and match programs according to their availability. (Please scroll down for more information and registration.)

Morning 3-hour session (9:00 am – noon): $125/week

Lunch (12:00 – 12:45 pm): $25/week

Afternoon 1 1/2-hour sessions (12:45 – 2:15 and 2:30 – 4:00 pm): $70 each/week

Afternoon 3-hour session (12:45 – 4:00 pm): $125 each/week

Refunds If plans change, you can switch programs of equal value — if space permits — with no penalty until April 1. Please pay attention to the following refund schedule: full refund on or before April 1; 50% refund on or before May 1; 25% refund on or before June 1. No refunds after June 1.

Financial Aid: Financial aid may be awarded based on need. Applicants in need of financial aid should first contact the Summer Camp Coordinator, Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org. Non-EAGLE School families will be asked to provide financial documentation and a letter of recommendation.

Eligibility

EAGLE Summer Camp is designed for gifted, talented, and academically advanced students.

Students not currently attending EAGLE School are more than welcome!  For these students, please click here to have a teacher submit a recommendation form for the student.  Once EAGLE school receives this form, you will be notified if admission is granted to the summer program.

French Camp Participants do not need a letter of recommendation.

Transportation

EAGLE School cannot provide transportation for the summer program. If transportation is an issue (including needing an early arrival or a late departure), please contact the Summer Camp Coordinator, Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org, and we will do our best to find a solution.

After-Camp Supervision

After-camp supervision is available until 5:15 at a cost of $10/hour. If you think you may need this service, please send a quick note to the Summer Camp Coordinator – Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org – and we’ll get you on our list!  We can finalize days and times in early June.

Payments & Registration: 3 options

1. Register and pay now with PayPal (You do not need a PayPal account to register and pay.)

Click “Add To Cart” and then check out using the Shopping Cart on the right.
You will receive a link with a form for additional personal and health information.

2. Register and pay by check.

Click “Add To Cart”, click on “Shopping Cart” on the right.
Print and mail a copy of your cart and a check to EAGLE School along with this registration form (one for each participant).

3. Register and pay in person: Please call first to be certain someone is there to meet you.  (608) 273-0309 .

Register in person at EAGLE School (during normal school hours). You can fill out this registration form ahead of time, or pick one up on site. 

Are you registering more than one participant?  If so, it would be very helpful for us if you could register and pay for each participant separately.

 


 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION

Please pay close attention to age restrictions
and when courses are offered.

 

MORNING SESSIONS

Madison Summer French Camp Week 1 and/or 2:  New in 2020, the Madison Summer French Camps are moving from the French House in downtown Madison to EAGLE School. Minimal changes to the French Camp routine make this the best of both worlds: a tradition of excellence in a space that can truly adapt to their needs. The same director and many of the same teachers will be there with a curriculum of fun learning activities in French. The specific theme for each week will be described here as soon as it is available.

  • Week 1, 2, or both weeks
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration is open for students 4-12 years old.
  • Participants will be grouped by age on day 1 of the camp.
  • No previous experience in French is required.
  • Don’t miss the optional LUNCH and AFTERNOON SESSION listed below.
  • Program led by Nicole Severing, Madison Summer French Camp Coordinator. Nicole will be joined by a staff of DPI accredited teachers, assistants, and native speakers.

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Build Camp: Learn to make wood bridges and towers like those built for Science Olympiad competitions. No prior experience or interest in Science Olympiad required.

  • Week 1
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration is open for students entering 5th through 9th grade.
  • Program led by Denise McCulley, EAGLE School Science teacher.

 

Rocketry: Make and launch a variety of rockets.

  • Week 2
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration is open for students entering 5th through 9th grade.
  • Program led by Denise McCulley, EAGLE School Science teacher.

 

Kindergarten Here We come!  Incoming EAGLE Kindergartners can meet classmates and learn cooperation skills while having fun singing songs, playing games, learning numbers & letters, and playing on the playground.

  • Week 1
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration is open only for incoming EAGLE “Nest” Kindergartners.
  • Program led by EAGLE “Nest” teachers Traci Murphy & Jane Kufel.

 

Physical Education for the Mind & Body (3-hour session): EAGLE Physical Education teachers will lead students through a series of quests — such as international sports & games, strategy challenges, yoga, and other innovative & traditional activities — to challenge them both mentally and physically.

  • Week 1, 2, or both weeks
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration open for students entering 1st through 9th grade.
  • Participants will be grouped by age and ability on day 1.
  • Program led by EAGLE Physical Education teachers Luke Steel & Yann Biancat.

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Origami! Attendees will learn to fold a variety of models including animals, birds, geometric modulars and designs that can be used as stationary, gifts, and decorations.

  • Week 1
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Registration open for students entering 4th through 9th grade.
  • Program led by EAGLE Origami instructor Ruthanne Bessman.

 

Chemistry Kids: Do you love solving mysteries, finding patterns, or making food? The science of chemistry explores how substances behave, both on their own and when combined with other substances. We will explore chemistry through chromatography, using indicators, making solutions, and carrying out reactions. Questions we will answer may include: Is there really iron in Total cereal? What is the best method for cleaning up an oil spill? Is dry ice really ice? Join us to zoom in and find out how things work at the atomic scale!

  • Week 1
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration open for students entering 1st through 3rd grade
  • Program led by EAGLE science teacher Sarah Wright.

 

Eco Squad: The world has plenty of environmental problem. YOU can help provide the solutions! Join us to find out ways to use alternative energy, remove invasive species, and become more knowledgeable about your local ecosystem. Highlights will include building solar ovens to make s’mores, creating habitat for pollinators, sampling and identifying organisms, and just enjoying ourselves outside!

  • Week 2
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Registration open for students entering 3rd through 6th grade
  • Program led by EAGLE science teacher Sarah Wright.

 


LUNCH

Our noon Summer Camp lunch menu will consist of healthy, international dishes that appeal to younger appetites (eg, pesto pasta, couscous, Niçoise salad, multigrain quesadillas, etc.).  No nuts are used. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available (although meals will be prepared in an area also used for preparing non gluten-free items). Participants who do not wish to purchase lunch are welcome to bring their own.

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Madison Summer French Camp Afternoon Activities:  Madison Summer French Camp has always included an optional afternoon “fun & games” session for whom the morning session is just not enough. Activities will include French outdoor and indoor games, crafts, role playing, and more.

  • 12:45 – 2:15 pm
  • Registration is open for students 4-12 years old currently enrolled in the morning session, or by permission. Please contact French Camp coordinator, Nicole Severing, for more information: nicole.severing@gmail.com.
  • Participants will be grouped by age on day 1 of the camp.

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Beginning & Intermediate Strings Seminar: In this welcoming, fun, and exploratory environment for strings (violin, viola, cello), students will develop and expand their skills in a group environment. Guest performers are also in the works!

  • Week 1
  • Beginning: 12:45 – 2:15 pm
  • Intermediate: 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Beginning Strings Seminar open to students with 1 year or less of violin experience. Participants will gain confidence in note reading, basic music theory, and music appreciation. The experience will culminate with a Friday performance.
  • Intermediate Strings Seminar open to students with more than 1-2 years of strings experience. This more advanced version of the beginner course will include some music theory, music appreciation, as well as the opportunity to perform solo and/or in small groups depending on enrollment.
  • Participants must come with their own instrument.
  • Program led by EAGLE Violin Instructor, Katherine Floriano. Additional instructors will be added if enrollment warrants.

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The Ultimate Kids Chocolate Baking Championship: If you love chocolate and love to bake, or want to learn how to bake, this class is for you! We will learn about chocolate and all the many ways you can use it in baking. We will have fun with the science of baking, the math of measurements, and learn the skills of cooperation from working in a group setting. There will be competition but we will all be winners when we get to taste our creations!

  • Week 1
  • 12:45 – 4:00 pm (includes 15-minute break)
  • Registration open for students entering 1st through 9th grade. Students will be grouped by age on day 1.
  • Gluten-free students are welcome to participate. However, please be aware that gluten-free options will not always be available and flour will often be used throughout the week.
  • Program led be EAGLE teachers Traci Murphy & Jane Kufel.

 

Fly, Float, Fling, Fall: In a battle with the laws of physics, participants will construct paper airplanes, kites, hot air balloons, and egg drop devices.

  • Week 1
  • 12:45 – 4:00 pm (includes 15-minute break)
  • Registration is open for students entering 5th through 9th grade.
  • Program led by Denise McCulley, EAGLE School Science teacher.

 

Engineering for Good: Using the engineering design process, participants will design solutions to combat plastic pollution.

  • Week 2
  • 12:45 – 4:00 pm (includes 15-minute break)
  • Registration is open for students entering 5th through 9th grade.
  • Program led by Denise McCulley, EAGLE School Science teacher.

 

Chess:  Review chess rules and dive into the strategy and tactics of the game. Participants will examine different opening set ups, typical middle-game plans, topical tactical motifs, and endgame principles. Students will be involved in tournament playing and puzzle solving as well in interactive discussions.

  • Week 1 (Week 2 may be added if Week 1 fills up)
  • 12:45 – 4:00 pm (includes 15-minute break)
  • Registration open for students entering 2nd – 9th grade.
  • Program led by EAGLE Chess Club advisor Alex Betaneli.

 

Physical Education for the Mind & Body (1.5 or 3-hour session): EAGLE Physical Education teachers will lead students through a series of quests — such as international sports & games, strategy challenges, yoga, and other innovative & traditional activities — to challenge them both mentally and physically. Participants cannot register for both the morning and an afternoon physical education session.

  • Week 1, 2, or both weeks
  • 12:45 – 2:15, 2:30 – 4:00, or 12:45 – 4:00
  • Registration open for students entering 1st through 9th grade. Students will be grouped by age and ability on day 1.
  • Program led by EAGLE Physical Education teachers Luke Steel & Yann Biancat.

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