3rd & 4th Grade Catalog

Due to COVID-19, there are changes to this year’s Summer Program. Registered families will receive email updates about program information as we prepare for Summer 2020

 

Overlake offers camps for students entering 3rd and 4th grades in the 2020-21 school year. Our interdisciplinary, theme-based camps provide engaging and substantive learning opportunities in a fun and relaxed environment.

Overlake’s summer camps reflect the school’s values and approach to learning. Most of the camps will be led by Overlake faculty members who are eager to work with this age group. Students are welcome to come for a half-day or stay with us for the full-day experience.

Overlake guarantees to run all 3rd and 4th grade camps at the times and dates listed on the website. Each half-day camp costs $225 and will have a maximum of 16 students. 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. Come join the fun!

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Camps

July 6-10 AM

virtual Sportscenter

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Do you miss playing and watching sports? Sportscenter is meant for campers to dive deeper into their passion for sports. In one week, students will learn what the life of a sports broadcaster looks like, the roles of a broadcasting team, what it takes to become a broadcaster and what a broadcaster does to prepare for a sporting event. Campers will research a broadcasting mentor for an example of someone to look up to in the sports world. At the end of the week, each camper will broadcast a sporting event of their choice. The week will be filled with watching, listening, researching and broadcasting sports!

July 6-10 PM

virtual Roller Coaster Mania

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Roller Coaster Mania will teach some fundamental physics concepts behind rollercoasters. After studying speed, acceleration, and Newton's laws of motion you will have all the information you need to build your own working roller coaster at home. Your roller coaster kit will include a worksheet packet (filled with information, video links and various activities) as well as the supplies needed to build your roller coaster (foam tubing for the track, marbles, masking tape and a few other small materials). Buckle up, hold on tight, and get ready for the ride!

July 13-17 AM

virtual Engineer Design Challenge (Project Set 1)

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Engineer Design Challenge provides students the opportunity to brainstorm, build, and problem solve engineering challenges. There will be 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: This camp is the same as Engineer Design Challenge (Project Set 2) and Engineer Design Challenge (MS Only) for grades 5 through 8, but the projects and challenges will be different. Campers can take each of these camps and get a different experience!

July 13-17 PM

virtual Film and Literature

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Spend the week studying a movie and the book upon which it was based. We will focus on the practical, imaginative and logistical problems of adapting a book to a movie and the general differences between the two. We will also explore how character development, plot, narrative, symbols and language are translated from the book to the movie as well as considering the limitations of movie adaptation.

July 20-24 AM

virtual Engineer Design Challenge (Project Set 2)

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Michael Hufstader

Engineer Design Challenge provides students the opportunity to brainstorm, build, and problem solve engineering challenges. There will be 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: This camp is the same as Engineer Design Challenge (Project Set 1) and Engineer Design Challenge (MS Only) for grades 5 through 8, but the projects and challenges will be different. Campers can take each of these camps and get a different experience!

July 20-24 PM

virtual Rube Goldberg

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Joey Pauley

Students will learn about Rube Goldberg, an engineer artist tinkerer who always was trying to invent a better "mouse trap." The idea behind this project is for students to use their vivid imaginations and come up with a way to move one object to another or to cause an object to do something by a series of events. Throughout the week, we’ll brainstorm ideas, tackle different challenges, and see what kinds of tasks we can accomplish around our homes!

July 27-31 AM

virtual Technology Challenge

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Janet Jones

Do you like to build things? Do you like to solve problems? Would you like to compete in virtual competitions with other campers? Then this is the camp for you! You'll receive a kit of materials at the start of the week, and then participate in 4 challenges. Each day, you will have instructions for a challenge. At the end of the camp time for the day, you will get on a virtual meeting with the other campers to share what you made.

July 27-31 PM

virtual Science Meets Science Fiction

Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Faculty
Janet Jones

During this camp, you will create a work of science fiction! You'll begin by researching a science topic. Then you will incorporate that into a work of science fiction. You might write a story, create a video, or draw a comic book, the form is up to you! As we go through the week, you'll have the chance to share your work with the other campers and peer edit. At the end of the week, we'll get to share our creations virtually with each other.

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