Kiddos / Juniors / Teens
Kiddos' Program: (Children entering 3rd & 4th grades in September)
Juniors' Program: (Children entering 5th & 6th grades in September)
Teens' Program: (Children entering 7th grade & higher in September)
Create your personal program based on individual preferences, talents, and interests. Choice of six ( 6) activities per week.
* Some activities may only be chosen for ONE week only, either in week 1, OR week 2, OR week 3
** Some activities are only available to Juniors/Teens
American Sports NEW!
An active, outdoor sports activity with high energy and lots of fun. Basic skills like catching and throwing will be taught together with teamwork. Experience American Sports games such as Kickball, Flag Football, and Ultimate Frisbee among others.
Archery FOR ONE WEEK ONLY *
Basic skills are taught focusing on form, safety, and fun! Small competitions will take place within the activity hour.
Children will have the opportunity to draw, and create crafts from paper and other materials; students will work on a number of projects and create unique artifacts to take home at the end of the week. Students will have the opportunity to work on a weekly theme, with different media, big-scale artworks, installations, and many more.
Lead-up drills and games introducing basic basketball fundamentals. Mini-side games and tournaments will also be played.
A wonderful opportunity to shake a pom-pom, learn basic cheerleading moves, dance to modern music, and execute simple choreographies. Cheerleading is about physical movement, trying new things, and learning how to work in a group.
Chess for beginners and experienced students. Strategic thinking, clarity, fortitude, and stability are developed together with decision-making ability, patience, and concentration. A very popular and enjoyable activity. Learn the basic moves, play, and compete in short games and tournaments.
Simple dance routines will be taught to children; hip hop and/or modern dance repertoire
Dance (Latin) NEW!
Learn popular social Latin dances like LA, Cuban and Colombian Salsa (these are all different styles of salsa), Cha-Cha, Merengue, and Bachata. Dazzle with your moves and short choreographies.
Drama T(w)alk in someone else's shoes NEW!
Empathy through drama. All English levels are welcome. The participants will be invited to create a character, who, though based on a real-life person, will be exaggerated and altered through improvisation and storytelling. Their unique character will be able to walk, talk, sing, dance, and most importantly meet other characters and create relationships. “Talk in someone else’s shoes” is a devised theater course designed to enhance children’s perception of the concept of “the other” while introducing them to the world of performative arts.
Traditional storytelling has a new face with the growing technology today: Digital Storytelling. We can use the power of music, pictures, videos, and narrative while creating our stories. Digital storytelling is interesting and motivating for the digital natives, appeals to the different learning styles of the students, and develops communication and multimedia skills. Also, it is encouraging, self-motivated, and self-directed, engages students in their own learning process, and helps students to develop planning skills, creativity, and innovation skills. Of primary importance is to honor the writing process.
English/The Language Lab Kiddos /Juniors only
Participants will practice English in fun activities. Be inspired to write creatively, run grammar races, take part in scavenger hunts, or answer trivia competitions. Build grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, and writing skills through engaging activities.
English/ Newspaper Crew Juniors/Teens only
Spread the news and become a journalist for the ACS Summer Camp. Participants will choose different sections of a newspaper such as news articles, feature stories, editorials, sports, and classified. Learn to draft, write, interview, and present in a fun way.
The Game Room NEW!
Learn to play, play to learn. Experience the fun of strategic games, exercise your imagination, and learn to observe and react. Contemporary Board games, such as Uno, Jungle Speed, Ubongo, Dixit, are an amazing tool to promote quick thinking, decision making, maths, and logic.
Golf NEW! FOR ONE WEEK ONLY *
Learn to grip and swing the club, hold the correct posture, and strike the ball effectively. Basic putting skills for golf beginners.
Parkour NEW! FOR ONE WEEK ONLY *
Parkour is an activity that exercises the whole body. Taught by qualified instructors in a safe and structured environment. Basic moves, skills, and routines will be taught to parkour beginners.
Ping Pong Kiddos only
Ping Pong a fun filled sport that develops hand-eye coordination, quick thought and concentration. A social outlet with educational benefits that promises lots of excitement!
Racket Sports Juniors/Teens only
Badminton and table tennis (ping pong) skills and mini-tournaments;
Script-Writing and Video Production
Students will use the power of narrative, pictures, and music to tell their own stories and create their own videos. They will have the opportunity to choose the characters, events, places, feelings, and plot of their story. The students will first get acquainted with the basics of how to develop and build a story: finding the premise, deciding on the characters, and the general feeling of their "film.” After that, they will create their own storyboard, on which they will base their video production. This activity is particularly interesting and motivating for the digital natives, appeals to the different learning styles of the kids, and develops writing, communication, and multimedia skills.
Fundamentals will be taught (kicking, passing, heading, and more); children will do drills and play short-duration games. Mini-side games and tournaments will be played.
SUP FOR ONE WEEK ONLY * Juniors/Teens only
Stand-up-Paddleboarding is the world's fastest-growing water sport and will make its debut at our summer camp! Participants will be taught to move around in the water by kneeling, lying, or standing on a narrow and long paddleboard.
Basic strokes and breathing activities will be introduced; children will practice those skills.
Practice on basic tennis strokes using simple drills. Fun-scoring games will be played among the children based on their abilities.
Lead-up drills and games introducing basic volleyball concepts; more elaborate drills will be introduced to advanced players.
Wall climbing FOR ONE WEEK ONLY *
Basic instruction on traversing (no ropes) as well as climbing with ropes.
Web Design NEW! Juniors/Teens only
Through hands-on activities and projects, campers will learn the fundamentals of HTML coding. By the end of the course, campers will have gained skills in creating attractive web pages (with text, images, and videos) on a specific topic each week.