Overlake is excited to offer camps for 3rd and 4th graders starting in Summer 2018. These camps are open to anyone who will be in 3rd or 4th grade starting in the fall of 2018. Our interdisciplinary, theme-based camps will 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. By coming to Overlake’s summer camps, students will get a flavor for the Overlake experience. All 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. When you register, you will not need to rank camp preferences, as there is only one option for each half-day session. Each half-day camp costs $175 and will have a maximum of 16 students. Take 10% off each camp if you sign up for two or more camps, and take an additional 10% off if you register before April 1. Come join the fun!
Select a camp below to view the description.
June 25-29 (8:30-11:30 am): Building and Design Camp
Do you like to build, code, and solve complex problems? If so, this camp is for you! In this camp, students will learn how to collaborate and tackle fun problems with a variety of tasks and challenges. Throughout the week, we will work together to solve different building challenges using a variety of materials and strategies, including building and animating creations with Legos.
June 25-29 (12:30-3:30 pm): Multi-Sport Camp
For the young athlete, students will play a variety of sports, with a focus on important athletic skills that cross all of them. There will be a focus on how to be a good teammate, how to apply skills and concepts in different settings. Students will be encouraged to pursue sports they already enjoy and try new ones too.
July 9-13 (8:30-11:30 am): Houston, We Have a Problem (Problem-Solving Camp)
Participants will work together to learn skills and use tools to help them solve problems in a fun and creative way. Solutions can involve both science and technology, critical and creative thinking, building and making, and even performance based role-playing situations. This is an activity based camp where the kids will be thinking for themselves rather than being told what to think. They will develop leadership skills and utilize knowledge from a variety of curriculum content areas.
July 9-13 (12:30-3:30 pm): Arts! Imagination Collaboration
Immerse yourself in the exciting worlds of drama and visual arts. Developing characters and scenes through hands on activities including games, visual storytelling, and art making. We will explore costuming, set building and prop making. A variety of sources will fuel our imaginations as we explore creating for the stage. Come join the fun!
July 16-20 (8:30-11:30 am): Storytelling and Art
Centaurs and nymphs. Griffins and gorgons. Heroes and epic journeys. Gods and goddesses. Do you love reading about or watching myths? Do you want to try creating your own? Then this camp is for you! During this week, we will get to explore myths in a variety of mediums and learn about the essential elements of any mythological story. Students will then write and illustrate their own myth in the medium of their choice – painting, photo stories, or video creation; whichever way the Muse strikes!
July 16-20 (12:30-3:30 pm): Into the Woods
Outdoor activities + science = a wonderful opportunity to explore and learn about the amazing Overlake campus. We will explore the campus as scientists and naturalists and learn some outdoor survival skills along the way. There will be experiments and projects, both indoors and out, where the participants will utilize their general knowledge and learn new facts and information in a fun and exciting way.