Again this summer, SPX Camps is offering even more Academic Enrichment camps taught by some of our own great St. Pius X teachers!
Check the list below to find your favorites and register on the registration & payment page. They are also listed with all our Summer Camps on our Summer Camps page. They are marked with an AE symbol.
WEEK 2: June 15-19
AE DUKE TIP STEM CAMP (Rising 5th – 8th - April Parker) Do you love researching animals? Are you really into math, science, and technology? Then we need you! Work with us on a collaborative team to find a pair of endangered animals to start a breeding program in the Greensboro area. Come with us as we work with zoos and science centers in our area to actually build a model endangered animal breeding program for our city! Students must have qualified for Duke Tip to participate in this camp.
WEEK 3: June 22-26
AE AWESOME AUTHORS (Rising 6th – 8th grade - Richard DeVita) Are you a fan of books? Do you love to write your own poems, short stories, or even books? Well this is the summer camp for you! During this writing filled week we will explore various forms of literature from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. You will have the opportunity to get all of your creative ideas down on paper and by the end of the week, you’ll have your own portfolio of literature! Watch out J.K. Rowling! We are molding young writers this week!
WEEK 4: June 29 – July 3
AE 3rd GRADE BASICS (Rising 3rd - 4th grade –April Parker) Are you going into 4th grade? Has your brain been turned off this summer? Spend a week with us dusting off those 3rd grade skills so you’re ready to start a new year! Are you a 3rd grader who’s been studying up and want a summer challenge? Join us for a jump start on your 3rd grade year. You’ll have fun with Mrs. Parker as you strengthen writing, reading, and math skills in fun hands-on ways. Participate with STEM and science experiments. Re-enact history and become a part of our community government. But don’t worry, it’s summer camp at SPX, so it will be so much fun you won’t even know you’re at school.
WEEK 5: July 13-17
AE DUKE TIP CREATIVE WRITING AND LITERACY CAMP (Rising 5th – 8th grade - April Parker) Do you love to write? Do you read like crazy? Then this camp is for you. During this camp we will bring books to life through engaging discussions and literally bringing the book to life through projects and drama. Students will in-turn use the books we share as mentor texts to learn to write our own stories and books. Come tell your story like a true author! Students must have qualified for Duke Tip to participate in this camp.
WEEK 6: July 20 – 24
AE S'MORE MATH (Rising 5th – 6thgrade – Mary Ellen Liebal) Participants in this math camp will develop their problem solving and analytical skills while developing a passion for math. They’ll have fun, build their confidence, and really start to like math! REALLY! Aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Mathematics, the curriculum will enhance and broaden children’s understanding of core concepts learned during the school year. Through modeling, graphing, and solving real-world problems, participants will refine their problem-solving strategies. They’ll use games, puzzles, and logic and reasoning challenges to provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence building activities. And did we mention fun—it’s called S’more Math, so there must be some S’more making involved!
AESTUDY SKILLS (Rising 7th – 8th grade – Richard Devita) Organization not your thing? Your parents always telling you need to learn to study smarter? Come spend the week with Mr. Devita as he helps you get a jump on the new school year! You will start the next school year ready to go with proofreading strategies and better note-taking skills. If you struggle with taking tests, he’ll help you learn to make study guides and teach you new study tips! And, if you know Mr. DeVita, you know you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. Get back to school well organized and ready to learn! 2020-2021 will be your year to shine with the great skills you’ll learn in this SPX summer camp!
WEEK 7: July 27-31
AE STUDY SKILLS (Rising 5th – 6thgrade – Richard Devita) Did you hear what a great time the older kids had getting organized last week. This week it’s the 5th -6thgraders turn. If you need help getting organized and studying smarter, come spend the week with Mr. Devita as he helps you get a jump on the next school year! You will start the school year ready to go with proofreading strategies and better note-taking skills. If you struggle with taking tests, he’ll help you learn to make study guides and teach you new study tips! And, if you know Mr. Devita, you know you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. Get back to school well organized and ready to learn! 2020-2021 will be your year to shine with the great skills you’ll learn in this SPX summer camp!
AE MATH MASTERS (Rising 7th- 8th– Mary Ellen Liebal) Don’t let the summer brain drain hit you!!! Join Ms. Liebal to refresh your skills and be a Math Master this school year. In this camp you will build your problem solving and analytical skills while developing a love of math and you’ll have fun doing it! Aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Mathematics, the curriculum will enhance and broaden your understanding of core concepts learned during the school year. Through modeling, graphing, and solving real-world problems, you will refine your problem-solving strategies. You’ll use games, puzzles, and logic and reasoning challenges to provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence building activities. And did we mention fun! It’s almost time to go back to school, be sure your math muscles are ready!
WEEK 8: August 3 – 7
AE THERE ARE “VERMILION” REASONS TO READ AND WRITE (Rising 6th - Jenna Vermilion) Do you need to start dusting off those summer cobwebs a bit? Do you want to read interesting stories and not just talk about them, but write? If so, this week of fun and learning with Mrs. V is just what you need! We will read stories with an emphasis on comprehension, but we will spend a lot of our time focusing on written response to reading. Often times, students are able to discuss and analyze stories verbally or via direct question and answer. However, written response in paragraph form and expressing your thoughts on paper can prove to be more difficult for many. This is a vitally important skill as students enter middle school! We will work on opinion writing, informative writing, and narrative writing with themes and prompts associated with stories we read. Most stories will be short stories that we dissect and then focus on written response. We will emphasize having effective writing technique, mechanics, and style. (One-on-one instruction, engaging small groups, peer work, individual goal setting, laughing, and FUN included!)