Middle School Catalog

March 20 Update

At this time, Overlake summer camps are still scheduled to run as originally planned and registration is still open. We recognize there is a chance we may need to cancel or modify our camps or schedule as the situation evolves. Student and employee health and safety are our top priorities. 

In the event we have to cancel any camps due to COVID-19, or if any student is unable to attend camp due to COVID-19, we will provide a full refund. We will continue to monitor the recommendations from the state health department and will provide another update by May 1.

Discover a fun, learning adventure this summer! Overlake’s Middle School camps engage students in project-based, hands-on learning experiences in a variety of disciplines.

All Middle School camps are taught by Overlake faculty and are open to students entering grades 5 through 8 in the 2020-21 school year. Each one-week, half-day camp costs $225. Take 5% off each camp if you sign up for two or more half-day camps, and take an additional 5% off if you register before March 1. When you register, select the session you would like and rank your top two camp preferences; Overlake guarantees that you will get placed in one of your two choices. Camp placements are based on registration date, so sign up early to secure your spot in your top preference!

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Camps

June 9-12 (All Day)

Hoop Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
9
Cost
$275
Faculty
Justin Prohn

Please note that this camp has special dates, hours, and cost: Tuesday, June 9 - Friday, June 12, from 9:00am-3:30pm. The camp costs $275.

In addition, all campers must bring their own lunch (there is no lunch service for purchase this week) and there is no extended care available after the camp is finished.

This coed camp is open to any player that wants to learn the fundamentals of basketball and wants to advance their basketball skills. Camp traditions include individual medals for fundamentals work, camp competition games, and team play. Camp is coached by the high school players. If you like to have fun, this camp is for you!

June 15-19 AM

Girls Volleyball Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Mindy McGrath

Volleyball camp is designed for the beginning, intermediate, and experienced player. The camp provides a fun way to learn and practice the skills of passing, setting, digging, serving and hitting. There are many opportunities to practice and improve each skill as the week progresses. In addition to skill development, campers will play in various volleyball type games and play in a camp tournament. Campers are taught court positions and strategy. All campers are encouraged to play with teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the camp.

POW! ZAP! Comic Book Design

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Karen Zaidberg

Action and art collide! Comics and graphic novels are an innovative and exciting format for telling stories. Authors of these kinds of texts have to rely on great narrative along with detailed and clever artwork that is a language all its own! Learn how to storyboard a plot with setting, character development, and dialogue in a unique format, and experiment with visual techniques like zoom, imagery, speech balloons, silhouette, and specialized lettering. Participants will leave with a completed, published comic book.

Wilderness Survival

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Wilderness survival focuses on essential skills and tools you need to survive in the wild. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a fire? Do you have any desire to cook over a fire? Want to learn how to make structures in the woods? If you are lost in the woods, can you navigate yourself using a map and compass? If any of this sparks your interest, then wilderness survival is for you!

June 15-19 PM

new Jewelry Making

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Karen Mihata

Interested in making bracelets to wear or necklaces to give as gifts? In this course, students will learn basic skills for knotting, beading, and using a range of tools essential for working with beads and wire. Each day students can expect to learn the necessary techniques to apply to a new design challenge. By the week’s end, each student will bring home a collection of handcrafted bracelets and necklaces—and the skills to continue this craft on their own.

Mission in the Kitchen (Intro)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Alicia Gold
Patricia Noble

Learn what it takes to become a master chef! In addition to cooking something new each day, campers will learn the art of planning, preparation, safe knife-handling skills, safe kitchen protocol, and presentation. Each day we will try a new recipe and taste each others’ creations. We’ll also go “on tour” around campus each afternoon, sharing the delicious treats we’ve made with the Overlake community!

Non-Traditional Sports Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

The Non-Traditional Sports Camp is an activity- and movement-based program. The emphasis is less on competition and focuses more on participating, learning, and having fun. Each day, campers have the opportunity to play a variety of activities. Participants can ride around on ripsticks and razors. They will play badminton, archery, table tennis, floor hockey, circus arts, fistball, four square, GOLA, international games and gym games. Campers learn through a demonstration and explanation of the activities and then get to try out the equipment as they move and explore throughout our space.

June 22-26 AM

Engineer Design Challenge

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Engineer Design Challenge provides students the opportunity to problem-solve, collaborate and search for a creative way to solve an engineering challenge. There will be ten different challenges where students will explore the design process. Students will be given materials and asked to accomplish a goal. An example is to design and build a vehicle that will travel the longest distance while carrying an upright gummy bear when released from the top of a ramp. The challenges are supposed to be fun, educational, and provide a chance for campers to explore the life of an engineer.

Note: Camp will be led by Mike Hufstader in June. Leader TBD for July.

Mini-Book Binding and Poetry

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Karen Mihata

Do you do haiku? For some, the simplicity of toying with words and phrases makes poetry fun to write—knowing it can be serious or silly, long or short. For others, following a particular poetic pattern or landing a perfect rhyme makes poetry feel like a game to be won or a puzzle to be solved. Whatever it may be for you, join us for a week of poetry writing and book binding. We will begin each day by writing poetry, providing a chance to explore a wide range of poetic devices and patterns across the week. After a mid-morning break, we will reconvene to make a series of hand-crafted, miniature books to fill with our newly penned poems. By the week’s end, each student will have a set of poems and a set of books to take home.

new Young Entrepreneurs

Grades
5
6
7
8

Have you ever come up with an idea or new product and thought, “I should sell that!”? Young Entrepreneurs camp is perfect for those who want to put their innovative skills to the test, design new products, and then pitch it to an audience of potential “investors.” Campers will conduct market research and come up with a business plan for their new product. If you think you have what it takes to start a new enterprise and beat the competition, then let’s talk business!

June 22-26 PM

Broadway Showcase

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Erin Gabriel

Ready to find your voice and share some powerful music? Join us to learn some of your favorite show tunes from musical theater in our Broadway Showcase camp. Each day we will work on a variety of repertoire, from solos and duets to larger group numbers, complete with a little choreography, too! Our focus will be on learning new skills, creating character, working together, and supporting one another. Learn how to tell the story of your song, how to sing healthily, and how to share your own personal flair on the stage. At the end of the week, we’ll have a fantastic performance to present for family and friends. So bring your enthusiasm, courage, and teamwork, and let’s create something special!

new Gladiator Boot Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Gladiator bootcamp is a fun and challenging way to stay active during the summertime. Campers may be walking along a balance beam and leaping onto the bouldering wall or using quick feet to pass under a low space. The week will be filled with a variety of activities meant to challenge everyone at their own pace and comfort level. Campers will conquer obstacle courses and participate in group games that are active, cooperative and FUN! By the end of the week, everyone will be creating and designing obstacle courses to challenge one another.

Mission in the Kitchen (Brunch)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Alicia Gold
Patricia Noble
Limei Xu

Some say the best meal of the day is brunch. What’s not to like? You can get away with combining sweet and savory! During this week of camp, students will be learning how to boil, fry, or scramble eggs, create pancake and waffle batter from scratch, spice up French toast, and more! Join us for Mission in the Kitchen: Brunch and learn how to serve up a few key dishes for a cozy morning on the weekends. 

Note: Camp will be led by Alicia Gold and Patricia Noble in June, and Alicia Gold and Limei Xu in July

June 29-July 2 AM

Geometry + Art

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Patricia Noble

Campers explore geometric translation, rotation, reflection, and symmetry through examples of oriental rug patterns. Compasses and protractors will come alive as we inscribe regular polygons in circles, explore line designs, create mandalas, and construct Islamic tile patterns.  With inspiration from M.C. Escher, campers will experiment with tiling and transforming shapes to create a tessellation placemat. Campers will use geometric skills to create a curve stitching masterpiece. Origami creases will model angle relationships and strengthen spatial skills. Our time is spent creating and enjoying the beauty of geometry.

Guinness Book of World Records

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Guinness book of world records is a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity for campers to try new and unique activities. Campers will learn what the process of setting a world record is and how records are measured and recorded. The people who have set world records and the records themselves are unique and interesting. We will learn about the people who broke world records and the history of the records. Throughout the week, campers will attempt as many world records as they can. They will also have the opportunity to attempt a world record that they create. Our culminating project will be to attempt several records, competing with fellow campers, for the Overlake Summer Program Records Champion.

new Navigation

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Joey Pauley

This camp will explore the many forms of navigation from using a map and compass to Geocaching and navigating with a GPS. Each day students will learn a different navigational skill. Throughout the week students will take the tools they have learned to navigate challenges, complete scavenger hunts, and find Geocaches around our neighboring Farrel-McWhirter park.

June 29-July 2 PM

Mission in the Kitchen (Taste of Two Worlds)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Alicia Gold
Patricia Noble

If you can’t decide between Asian or Mexican food as your favorite genre of food, then this is the camp for you! Campers will prepare staple foods from both cultures, including quesadillas, Spanish-style rice, dumplings, Chinese-style fried rice, sushi, and more. By the end of this week, campers should be able to satisfy either craving with some simple but delicious recipes.

Nonfiction Writing

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Kevin McKenna

This camp will explore different forms of nonfiction writing, including biography, memoir, op-ed, and journalism. Students will be exposed to different types of nonfiction writing in the first three days. After looking at some samples of nonfiction writing, students will draft their own nonfiction piece in that day's genre. On the final day, students will learn about the editing process and select and pick which of the four pieces they want to refine and share with the group.

Ultimate Frisbee Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Joey Pauley

This camp will introduce campers to the basics of Ultimate Frisbee and provide ample opportunity to get outside and play. Throughout the week campers will develop their agility, stamina, and razor-sharp throwing skills. They will also increase game IQ through drills, scrimmages, and fun team games. No experience necessary—come join the fun!

July 6-10 AM

new Hack Your Toys!

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
David Basham

Many modern toys contain electronic systems that control their behavior. What if you could “hack” into these systems? How could you modify existing toys to exhibit new and interesting behavior? In this camp, we will be exploring how you can use an Arduino microcontroller to modify an off-the-shelf remote-controlled car. No programming or electronics experience required!

Mythology: Gods, Monsters, and Mortals

Grades
5
6
7
8

In this summer camp, students will be introduced to the foundations of Greek mythology and will write their own myths. They will not only learn about the Olympian gods and discover some of the fascinating creatures of Greek mythology, like Medusa and the Chimera, but they will also hear about the exciting adventures of heroes like Heracles, Perseus, and Achilles. In addition to exploring pre-existing myths, campers will spend the week creating their own myths, bringing together traditional elements of mythology with their own modern interpretations. A myth might feature an altogether new deity or perhaps a new adventure of an ancient hero. Campers will craft their myths with one another and will have the opportunity to illustrate them. At the end of the week, all the myths will be combined into a collection for the class.

new Outdoor Exploration: Local Wilderness Escapes

Grades
5
6
7
8

Each day we will hike to a different location exploring hidden wilderness areas in the greater Redmond area. Students will learn about each location by reading maps and making navigation decisions. Along the way, students will identify plants and trees and follow the Leave No Trace principles.  Each student will also have a chance to be “leader of the day” to learn and practice leadership skills.  At the end of the week, everyone will have uncovered many nearby locations to quickly escape into the wilderness and then be able to share these local treasures with family and friends.

Yoga Mini Retreat

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Damithia Nieves

Join us for this fun and relaxing mini-retreat focusing on self-care and empowerment through yoga and mindful practices. Each day will start with yoga and explore a different method and tool for self-care, including: art exploration; walking meditation; mandala making; aromatherapy; meditation and breath practices; affirmations and visualization; journaling. Over the week each camper will build their personal “self-care toolkit” to bring home on Friday.

July 6-10 PM

Board Games & Human Civilization

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Kevin McKenna

This camp explores the history of human civilization through board games. Each day focuses on a broad historical period, using a board game to explore how societies functioned in each of those periods. Each day will include a brief history lesson, an explanation of how the games work, and extensive time for game-playing. At the end of each day, students will reflect on how the game shapes a deeper understanding of how societies have operated, including the ways in which hierarchies are built within a society and on a global scale.

Mission in the Kitchen (Italian)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Alicia Gold
Patricia Noble

Do you like pasta, pizza, and panzanella? This course is a great way to explore how you can take simple Italian recipes and make them your own. We’ll dive into some unusual creations as we move beyond pizza and pasta. The history of Italy is rich and there is a lot to learn about Italian cuisine and the warm, family culture. Buon appetito!

Sound Engineering

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Andrew Jackson

For all the budding music producers and sound engineers out there, this is your chance to spend a week in our amazing sound booth and computer lab. During the camp, students will receive an introduction to music production and sound engineering, using GarageBand for Mac. Campers will learn to edit existing music by changing the length of the song using seamless crossfade edits. Students will also learn to add effects and create seamless transitions between songs. Campers will also have the opportunity to compose their own music and create their own track, either by using existing sound samples contained in Garage Band, by recording their own voices, or both. At the end of the week, students will leave with a polished, professional sounding recording, and the know-how to continue creating and recording music.

Technology Challenge

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Janet Jones

Do you enjoy using technology? Do you like competing against friends to see who can use technology most effectively? Then Technology Challenge is for you! During this one-week camp, students will compete in 4-5 different competitions that will test your ability to use and understand technology. The challenges mostly come from the Technology Student Association: Some challenges will focus on engineering (building the strongest bridge), some on technology in general (tech bowl) and some on multi-media technology (website design). Come join the fun!

July 13-17 AM

Diplomacy or Domination: Negotiating World Peace

Grades
5
6
7
8

Campers will dissect different methods of debate and diplomacy through simulations and challenges. By adopting different leadership perspectives, students can approach real-world issues from social and economic lenses, ultimately developing negotiation and collaboration skills. In addition to cultural exploration through Model UN simulations, students will work together to achieve world peace in Overlake’s original game, Diplomacy or Domination?

new Improvisation

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Sarah Fitzpatrick

Improvisation stretches the imagination and builds confidence and presentation skills. Through theatre exercises, games, and spontaneous improvisational forms, campers will develop ways to help them think on their feet. In this safe environment, you can expect to get outside your comfort zone and learn to express yourself through various scenarios and settings. At the end of the week, we will invite friends and family so campers can demonstrate what they’ve learned with an audience!

Leadership Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Joey Pauley

This camp is a great opportunity for participants to enhance their leadership skills. Through experiential activities, games, and simulations (including Overlake’s Challenge Course!), students will learn more about leadership styles. By participating in the camp, students will develop a better understanding and higher level of trust when working with a team. In addition, they will discover personal strengths and how to use them to bring out the best in others. Come grow your leadership skills at Overlake’s leadership camp!

Witchcraft and Wizardry for Muggles

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Krumbholz

Young muggles who attend the Harry Potter for Muggles camp will be immersed into the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry as experienced by Harry Potter and his many adventures. Muggles will make wands, learn spells, act out their favorite lines from the movies in 60-second-scenes, explore Harry Potter trivia, and if they dare, enter the Harry Potter Escape Room on the last day. Muggles will participate in many activities that will enhance their knowledge of Harry Potter and his journey to defeat He Who Must Not Be Named.

July 13-17 PM

Coding with Scratch

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Janet Jones

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own computer game? It’s easy to learn when you code with Scratch! Scratch is a program designed by MIT to teach students basic coding skills. Students will learn how to create animated characters, tell a visual story, create a music video, even design their own Flappy Bird style game! They will also go home with ideas for more ways to use Scratch.

Magic of Drawing

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Dana Len

Artists use a variety of tricks to make a two-dimensional surface, such as paper, look 3-dimensional. 2-point perspective and optical illusions are drawing tricks that artists use to make their drawings “POP”! It’s like magic! Luckily, these methods of drawing can be broken down into simple steps. We will explore a variety of drawing techniques over the course of the week. These will become the building blocks that will allow students to develop and create more complex images. By the end of this camp, students will be able to use their magical drawing skills to create drawings that look 3-dimensional!

Mission in the Kitchen (Desserts)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Patricia Noble
Karen Zaidberg

Do you have an insatiable sweet tooth? This week-long Mission in the Kitchen focuses on desserts. If you like to whisk, mix, and bake, this is your week! Prepare to try all sorts of recipes and add your finishing touch to each creation. You will certainly have many treats to enjoy yourself and to bring home for the rest of your friends and family. No cooking experience necessary—come join the fun!

Wilderness Survival

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Wilderness survival focuses on essential skills and tools you need to survive in the wild. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a fire? Do you have any desire to cook over a fire? Want to learn how to make structures in the woods? If you are lost in the woods, can you navigate yourself using a map and compass? If any of this sparks your interest, then wilderness survival is for you!

July 20-24 AM

Creative Writing and Bookbinding

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Nicole Balin

Are you a creative writer who is ready to break the rules of writing in a stress-free, nonjudgmental, and fun environment? In this workshop, campers will play different types of creative writing games and craft poems, stories, and character sketches in light of their individual passions. In addition to creative writing, students will make a hand-crafted, miniature book to fill with their writing throughout the week.

new Hack Your Toys!

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
David Basham

Many modern toys contain electronic systems that control their behavior. What if you could “hack” into these systems? How could you modify existing toys to exhibit new and interesting behavior? In this camp, we will be exploring how you can use an Arduino microcontroller to modify an off-the-shelf remote-controlled car. No programming or electronics experience required!

Multi-Sport Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Multi-Sport Camp exposes students to a wide range of sports, encouraging students to become well-rounded athletes. Students will learn the fundamentals of these sports that are popular at Overlake. There will also be a focus on strategies and game play concepts that overlap within these sports. This course is geared to increase students comfort level with a variety of sports. Games like soccer, basketball, ultimate, lacrosse, volleyball, and baseball/softball will be played during this camp.

Outdoor Photography

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Mindy McGrath

This camp is an opportunity for students to explore areas on campus and in our local community, developing their photography skills along the way. Students will walk easy trails and snap photos on their phone as they go. At the end of the weeklong session, students will have created a photo blog of their trips and sights. Students will get outdoors with an eye for perspective, lighting, and effects. Each day students will be at a new location and will focus on capturing a new element for their photographs.

July 20-24 PM

Engineer Design Challenge

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Engineer Design Challenge provides students the opportunity to problem-solve, collaborate and search for a creative way to solve an engineering challenge. There will be ten different challenges where students will explore the design process. Students will be given materials and asked to accomplish a goal. An example is to design and build a vehicle that will travel the longest distance while carrying an upright gummy bear when released from the top of a ramp. The challenges are supposed to be fun, educational, and provide a chance for campers to explore the life of an engineer.

Note: Camp will be led by Mike Hufstader in June. Leader TBD for July.

Mission in the Kitchen (A Sample of Eurasia)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Limei Xu
Patricia Noble

This camp provides chefs-in-the-making with a sampler of European and Asian cuisines. From apple strudel and crepes to dumplings and Thai curry, campers will learn to prepare signature dishes from a variety of cultures. In teams, campers work together to follow recipes and will have to measure, slice and dice, sauté, bake, and serve their delectable dishes. Campers will learn techniques of using a pasta maker, layering phyllo pastry sheets, and pleating wonton wrappers. They will be delighted to bring a collection of recipes and samples home to share!

Mock Trial

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Karen Zaidberg

Step into the world of a real litigation! Part law class and part theater, mock trial will open a window into the complex world of law. We will choose a case together at the first meeting and assign roles, then spend the rest of the camp investigating and preparing the trial. Participants will learn the basic mechanics of a trial, including rules of evidence, the responsibilities of attorneys, how to ask good questions, how to testify, and how to make objections. Justice will be served!

new Puzzles, Scavenger Hunts, Escape Rooms - Oh My!

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Nicole Balin

If you are a sharp thinker who loves to problem-solve, this camp is for you! Campers will participate in a variety of scavenger hunts and trivia-based escape rooms in the first half of the week, testing their critical thinking skills while they learn to work collaboratively with others. In the second part of the week, campers will break up into small groups and design their own multi-step puzzles for others to solve. We’ll end the week testing out each group’s puzzles and celebrating our victories!

July 27-31 AM

5 Days of Art!

Grades
5
6
7
8

This camp exposes students to a wide range of mediums, including photography, painting, drawing, 3-dimensional art, and mixed media. Campers will experiment with the different mediums, as they all allow for different types of expression. As the week goes along, we will consider new possibilities that emerge as we mix mediums. Students will leave with a collection of their art at the end of our week, which we will showcase on the final day of camp. No experience necessary, come join the fun!

Debate

Grades
5
6
7
8

In this course, campers will learn the basics of the debate format that is used by the Pacific Northwest Middle School Debate League. We will focus on research skills, building an argument with evidence, rebutting an opponent’s argument, and strengthening public speaking skills. Students will have an opportunity to test out their newly acquired skills in large and small debates held over the session.

new Gladiator Boot Camp

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Gladiator bootcamp is a fun and challenging way to stay active during the summertime. Campers may be walking along a balance beam and leaping onto the bouldering wall or using quick feet to pass under a low space. The week will be filled with a variety of activities meant to challenge everyone at their own pace and comfort level. Campers will conquer obstacle courses and participate in group games that are active, cooperative and FUN! By the end of the week, everyone will be creating and designing obstacle courses to challenge one another.

Witchcraft and Wizardry for Muggles

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Krumbholz

Young muggles who attend the Harry Potter for Muggles camp will be immersed into the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry as experienced by Harry Potter and his many adventures. Muggles will make wands, learn spells, act out their favorite lines from the movies in 60-second-scenes, explore Harry Potter trivia, and if they dare, enter the Harry Potter Escape Room on the last day. Muggles will participate in many activities that will enhance their knowledge of Harry Potter and his journey to defeat He Who Must Not Be Named.

July 27-31 PM

Games Galore

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Looking for a way to have fun this summer? Join us for a week full of games, activities, and challenges! Explore Overlake’s 75-acre campus through games such as capture the flag, sharks and minnows, and hide and seek. There will also be group games like spikeball, disc golf, bocce, GOLA, quidditch, and so much more. These games are a great way to get outside, exercise, and make new friends. No experience required!

Mission in the Kitchen (Brunch)

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Alicia Gold
Patricia Noble
Limei Xu

Some say the best meal of the day is brunch. What’s not to like? You can get away with combining sweet and savory! During this week of camp, students will be learning how to boil, fry, or scramble eggs, create pancake and waffle batter from scratch, spice up French toast, and more! Join us for Mission in the Kitchen: Brunch and learn how to serve up a few key dishes for a cozy morning on the weekends. 

Note: Camp will be led by Alicia Gold and Patricia Noble in June, and Alicia Gold and Limei Xu in July

Young Authors

Grades
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Nicole Balin

Do you love reading and writing? Are you ready to ignite your imagination while sharpening your writing skills? Whether you're already an incredible wordsmith or looking for inspiration, join us for a fantastic week of all-things creative writing. Together we'll consider what we love so much about our favorite stories, play word games, examine family photos as we write about special memories, go on a scavenger hunt to collect rich details from all our senses, and much, much more--all while crafting the next literary masterpieces! At the end of the week, campers will celebrate all the writing they’ve done by compiling their pieces into a hand-sewn book to take home.

new Young Entrepreneurs

Grades
5
6
7
8

Have you ever come up with an idea or new product and thought, “I should sell that!”? Young Entrepreneurs camp is perfect for those who want to put their innovative skills to the test, design new products, and then pitch it to an audience of potential “investors.” Campers will conduct market research and come up with a business plan for their new product. If you think you have what it takes to start a new enterprise and beat the competition, then let’s talk business!

Contact

Nate Edmunds
Summer Program Director

nedmunds@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x424

Jennifer Pan
Summer Program Assistant Director

jpan@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x651