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Specialty Camps Course Descriptions


AGES 5–16  |  AUG 2–6  |  MON–FRI  |  9AM–2PM

Registration through CampBrain will secure your spot. 
For information about financial aid for Specialty Camps, please email the director or call 781-740-4766. 

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Chess Masters

Ages 10–16
Come learn the moves of some of the world’s greatest chess players. Enjoy chess puzzles, brief lessons on opening play and endgame, and learn some combinations. Class members will play games against their peers, and more experienced players will use a chess clock.

Campers should bring a bag lunch each day. 

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Fab Lab

Ages 10–14
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. 

Campers should bring a bagged lunch each day. 

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

In Stitches

Ages 8–12
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, 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 a bagged lunch each day.

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Neighborhood Playhouse

Ages 5–8 
Younger campers will participate in a variety of activities such as creative drama, music, and visual arts. We will also spend time outdoors playing non-competitive sports and imaginative games. We will build giant forts, act out our favorite stories, and create a variety of art projects. The creative input of each child will be encouraged. Join us for some old-fashioned fun with a large dose of imagination! 

Campers should bring a bagged lunch each day. 

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 11–16
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 specialty camp for you! The workshop will conclude in a filmed performance.

Campers should bring a bagged lunch each day.

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Robotics

Ages 8–16  (age divided)
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 each day.  
Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Speech and Debate Club

Ages 12–16

Explore various categories of speech and debate that are included in competitions for the MA Speech and Debate League. During this week, students will participate in activities to help them discover the competition events in which they thrive, work to develop their skills in their individualized chosen events, and leave with confidence in public speaking. They will be prepared to compete in the 2020–2021 Speech and Debate Season.

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Visual Arts Workshop

Ages 8–12
During this week, students will use their imaginations to explore different kinds of art, including clay, painting, sculpture, and collage. Independence is encouraged, but children will receive plenty of individual attention as they create their art projects. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and create!

Campers should bring a bag lunch each day.

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