S.A.I.L at Daemen College!-REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2018!

Daemen welcomes the community to participate in diverse summer camp opportunities through Summer Academic Institute Learning.

Daemen is offering several unique summer day camps on campus. Each camp is structured to a specific age range and instilling confidence in middle school and high school students. Camps are all instructed by faculty from The Park School and Daemen.

At Daemen, we have a camp for any interest.

Camps run by faculty from The Park School:
Camp Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018
Duration: One Week-9am-3pm
Fee: $250-Lunch Included

Extreme Weather Camp: (Ages 12-18)
Campers will be using different instruments to measure the weather; such as a thermometer, hygrometer, barometer, wind vane, and rain gauge. While tracking the current weather, we will also be making our own forecast videos. Our future meteorologist will explore and learn by adding various disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslide, and steroid/comet collisions to their projects.

Spanish Conversation and Composition Camp: (Ages 14-18)
Spanish is becoming increasingly important in the United States and has global influence. There are currently 41 million native Spanish speakers living in the US today. They join the 400 million Spanish-speaking people around the world in places like Latin America, Spain, North Africa, and the United States. 

The main objective of this high school student program is to enhance your child's Spanish communication skills. Emphasis is on the development of both conversational and written skills.This ​week long camp offers an opportunity to expand vocabulary and improve grammatical accuracy, develop conversational and written skills in Spanish within a group setting, as well as build confidence when speaking and utilizing Spanish in a variety of contexts. Classes are conducted entirely in Spanish, and it is recommended that you possess an intermediate speaking level in the language. The emphasis is on conversation. In class, students will utilize the Spanish language to talk about themselves and their interests, as well as discuss current affairs in the target language. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Reinforce proficiency in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing 
  • Gain a more thorough command of grammar, syntax and vocabulary
  • Express original thoughts using an expanded vocabulary and more complex grammar.
  • Learn some of the social and cultural etiquette of conversation in Spanish.

Spanish Language and Culture Camp: (Ages 11-15)- Geared toward middle to early high school level students, students who have completed levels 1 or 2 or equivalent.

Studying Spanish not only increases the amount of people you can communicate with, but it can make your brain work faster! It also helps you be more confident, makes traveling easier, gives you the opportunity to study abroad and opens your mind to new cultures. Do you like to study or learn about the Spanish language and culture? This camp is for you!

In this week long camp, students continue their study of the Spanish language by progressing to the next level of middle to high school Spanish with direct instruction that focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will focus on different vocabulary themes and grammar concepts, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities and cultural presentations. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students will be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend simple grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and analyze and compare cultural practices and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries. 

Prerequisite: Middle School Spanish 1 or equivalent

French Culture and Conversation: (Ages 12-17)-Grades 7-12

Join us for a fun filled week of French language and culture. This camp will provide immersive exposure in French to all levels of learners. We will divide the group by ability to provide ample opportunity for participants to grow in their individual French knowledge and gain confidence in French conversational skills. 

Through an exploration of famous French characters, we'll build our vocabulary while learning about French culture. From La Fontaine's animal fables to the Belgian detective, Tintin, we'll discover famous characters through stories and movies. Participants will pick a favorite theme or character and we will work together to prepare a short play!  We will make costumes and scenery, write dialogue, and present the play on the last day of camp. Each step of the process will build new vocabulary and foundational grammar structures. Participants can expect to build confidence in speaking by practicing conversational strategies with the instructors and fellow campers.

  To register for one of our camps, visit us https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sail-daemen-tickets-42682125386

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Camps run by Faculty from Daemen:
Camp Dates, Times, and Fees Vary 

Intro to Python (Ages 11 & Up) $160
Session 1:  July 9-13   8:30am-12:00pm
Session 2: August 13-17   1pm-4:30pm
Registration Link: www.daemen.edu/TechCamps-Python

In this computer programming camp, campers will be introduced to coding using cool graphics, games, and programs! Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python, coders can often write code quicker, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time. In this camp, campers learn new programming concepts and skills, develop logical thinking, and code impressive and entertaining projects! The campers will also be taking home a flash drive with a copy of all of their projects and a daily snack is included. No prior coding experience is necessary.

Roblox Game Creation and Coding (Ages 10 & Up) $160
Session 1:  July 9-13   1pm-4:30pm
Session 2: August 13-17   8:30am-12pm
Registration Link: www.daemen.edu/TechCamps-Roblox

Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Roblox gives players a safe, moderated place to play and collaborate on creative projects. During this half day camp, campers will see a new approach to the platform and become empowered to discover the underlying mechanics of game development in a collaborative environment. Our campers will learn how to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the platform. They will also learn how to build and code immersive experiences and games using LUA coding. No prior coding experience is necessary and it includes a daily snack.

Wearable Tech (Ages 9 & Up) $170
July 23-27   8:30am-12pm
Registration Link: www.daemen.edu/TechCamps-Wearable

Have a passion for fashion and tech? This course explores where design and technology intersect. Learn the engineering design process to create your very own digital circuits. Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits and electronics. Campers will work on several hands-on projects that spring to life with lights. Some planned projects included a plush monster, a mask, and either a t-shirt or small blanket. Includes a daily snack and campers get to take home all of their projects! No prior engineering or sewing experience is necessary.

Exploring micro:bit (Ages 10 & Up) $170
Session 1: July 23-27   1pm-4:30pm
Session 2: August 6-10  8:30am- 12pm
Reigstration Link: www.daemen.edu/TechCamps-Microbit

This is where coding and engineering collide! Starting with a new type of hardware, then learning how a computer executes coded instructions. Put this together with object-oriented programming concepts in JavaScript and the campers will learn how to program the micro:bit, their own interactive pocket-sized computer. Use a mini-computer to create fun projects in our Exploring micro:bit Camp! Campers will become familiar with programming concepts and electronics components, while building practical, hands-on electronics projects using the micro:bit. They will also learn coding in Microsoft MakeCode, a beginner-friendly block-based programming environment. Includes a daily snack and campers will get to take home the micro:bit kit that they used during the camp. No prior coding experience is necessary.

For more information on any of the tech camps, please go to: www.daemen.edu/TechCamps