Derby Summer Speciality Camps 2018
Derby Academy offers several one-week specialty programs, designed to be exciting, educational and fun! We invite you to enjoy our excellent facilities and activities, under the direction of an experienced and creative professional staff.
 
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMPS
Please register directly with Nike Basketball Camp on-line at: www.asahoops.com or call Brendan at 617-909-5990.

Nike basketball camps are geared for all ages and abilities. All campers are expected to work very hard, be receptive to coaching, exhibit discipline, a strong work ethic, and be serious about basketball. As a staff we pride ourselves in being teaching camp first, campers are expected to learn and exhibit certain skills throughout the week.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
6–10 JUNE 18–22 @ 9AM–12PM $180
8–15 JUNE 18–22 @ 9AM–3PM $355
8–16 July 30–August 3 @ 9AM–3PM $355
8–16 AUGUST 6–10 @ 9AM–3PM $355
 
 
SUPER SCIENCE EXPLORERS
Join us for an exciting week of scientific discovery! Every day will bring a new and different indoor and outdoor adventure. Campers will take nature walks around the marshlands of Broad Cove, identify organisms from the water, visit the local beach and spend a morning at the Museum of Science. Campers should bring a bag lunch each day.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–12  JULY 9–13 @ 9AM–2PM $400
 
 
CRYPTOGRAPHY (Cipher & code)
Spies and espionage, banking and finance, email and social media - secret messages are used globally to secure information. The science of scrambling and unscrambling secret messages is called cryptography.  Come learn about code, ciphers, encryption, and enciphering. Students will enjoy cracking, decoding, and encoding various ciphers. Using games and activities that involve ciphers, students gain an understanding of an exciting real world application of mathematics and computer science. 
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
10-14  JULY 9–13 @ 9AM–12PM $375
 
 
FAB LAB
Imagine, invent, design, tinker and make - come learn how to use the innovative design tools in Derby's Makerspace! Jewelry, fidgets, light up fashion and problem solving gadgets are among the creations that are possible in this week long camp. Experience the intersection of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts while creating with our vinyl cutter, 3D printer, laser cutter, and circuitry station. .
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–12  JULY 16–20 @ 9AM–12PM $375
 
 
GONE FISHING 
Gone Fishing teaches campers the basics of fishing, such as setting up a rod and reel, baiting the hook, casting and handling the fish. We will travel to a new fishing hole every day. Fishing equipment is included. Campers should bring a bag lunch each day.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–14  JULY 30–AUG 3 @ 8:30AM–12:30PM $400
 
 
IN STITCHES: CREATE, DESIGN & SEW
Have you ever wanted to design and make your own clothes? In this course, you’ll learn how to sew on the machine while creating fun, practical projects. We will make quilted pillows and move on to making tote bags and stuffed animals. Once you’ve mastered some basic skills, you will make your own creations such as a pair of shorts or a skirt. Campers should bring their own lunch each day. 
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–12  JULY 30–AUG 3 @ 9AM–2PM $400
 
  
 
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE
Younger campers will participate in a variety of activities such as creative drama, arts and crafts, outdoor play and cooking projects. We will also make use of Derby’s gym to play non-competitive sports and imaginative games. We will make and decorate cookies, build giant forts, and act out our favorite stories. The creative input of each child will be encouraged. Join us for some old-fashioned fun with a large dose of imagination!  

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
5–8  JULY 30–AUG 3 @ 9AM–2PM $400
 
 
MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
In this six-day camp students will study acting, voice and dance as they explore the world of Musical Theatre. Using improvisational theatre techniques, they will work on the development of vocal, movement, and characterization skills and to trust their creative instincts. Vocal workshops will focus on teaching students about breathing, pitch, phrasing and vocal tone. There will be an opportunity to work on scripted scenes and musical numbers from popular Broadway musicals. If you love the performing arts, this is the camp for you! Campers should bring a bag lunch. The workshop will conclude on Saturday, August 4, with a performance.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
11–16  JULY 30–AUG 4 @ 9AM–3PM $600 
 
 
ROBOTICS
From Roomba to "Wall-E," robots are becoming a part of our everyday lives. This hands-on course will challenge students to learn about robot construction, programming, and control. Working in small teams (age divided), you will design and build small robots (using the Lego Mindstorms Nxt kit). Then you’ll program and control them through tests of various practical, real-life applications. The course will culminate in the Derby Summer Fun Robot Face Off – may the best bot win! Campers should bring a bag lunch.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–15  JULY 30–AUG 3 @ 9AM–2PM $400
 
 
VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOP
During this week students will experiment with a variety of visual arts, including clay, painting, and collage. Independence is encouraged, but children will receive plenty of individual attention as they create their individual art projects. Campers should bring a bag lunch. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and create!
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–12  JULY 30–AUG 3 @ 9AM–2PM $400
 

APP INVENTOR
Why be merely a consumer of technology when you can create!  This is your opportunity to design and develop an Android app using MIT App Inventor.  After an introduction to App Inventor and mobile computing, you will work in small groups to build your own apps. The week culminates with campers collaborating in small groups to brainstorm an app concept, prototype their concept and build a working app.
 

 AGE DATE & TIME  COST
8–14  August 6-10 @ 9AM–2PM $400

 
Derby Academy Summer & Auxiliary Programs
56 Burditt Avenue
Hingham, MA 02043

Voice (781) 740-4766
Fax (781) 740-9057 
summer@derbyacademy.org
Click below to download the Specialy Camps Application Forms.
The best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.