3rd & 4th Grade Catalog
Due to COVID-19, we are approaching Summer 2021 with a set of program modifications to ensure the health and safety of our campers, counselors, and teachers. We are planning to provide in-person camps while also preparing contingency plans if we cannot do so safely.
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 (9:00 to 12:00) or stay with us for the full-day (9:00 to 4:00) experience.
During Summer 2021, we will offer one half-day camp and one full-day camp each week from June 21 to July 30. Half-day camps cost $250 and full-day camps cost $450. Registration opens on March 1. Come join the fun!
June 21-25 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
5 Days of Art!
This camp exposes students to a wide range of mediums, including 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. No experience necessary, let's create!
June 21-25 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Building and Design + Multi-Sport Camp
This full-day camp stretches the mind in the morning and the body in the afternoon. In Building and Design, campers will 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. During the afternoon, we’ll get active with a variety of sports that help campers become well-rounded athletes. Campers will learn the fundamentals of several sports and will also learn strategies that overlap across sports.
June 28-July 2 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
Outdoor Challenge and Adventure
This camp provides a variety of experiences and activities that are core to Overlake’s outdoor program. Students will explore the hiking trails, set up tents, and conquer Overlake’s challenge course. The camp encourages students to reflect on group process and collaboration skills that are essential to enjoying the outdoors.
June 28-July 2 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Games Galore + Outdoor Photography
This full-day camp uses Overlake’s campus as its inspiration for games in the morning and photography in the afternoon. Games Galore includes games such as capture the flag, sharks and minnows, and hide and seek. These games are a great way to get outside, discover the campus, exercise, and make new friends. In the afternoon, campers will explore the campus through a different lens (pun intended), learning about nature and photography along the way. Campers will walk easy trails and snap photos as they go. Campers will enjoy Overlake’s beautiful campus with an eye for perspective, lighting, and effects. Come join the fun!
July 5-9 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
Problem Solving: Up, Up, and Away!
Whether you are trying to launch a bottle rocket or head to the moon, we will be faced with an airborne challenge each day. Using a variety of tools and supplies, campers will design ways to overcome the various problems encountered during their journey into the atmosphere.
July 5-9 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Outdoor Skills and Navigation + Storytelling and Art
This full-day camp has something for everyone. Outdoor Skills and Navigation provides campers with an introduction to outdoor skills, with a specific focus on shelters and navigation. The morning will also include physical challenges that get the body moving. In the afternoon, campers will switch gears and learn about mythology through the lens of storytelling and art. Campers will explore myths in a variety of mediums and learn about the essential elements of any mythological story. Campers 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 12-16 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
Outdoor Exploration: Plants, Trees, and Animals
This camp marries outdoor activities and science. We will explore the campus as scientists and naturalists, discovering Overlake’s plants, animals, and trees. There will be experiments and projects where the participants will utilize their general knowledge and learn new facts and information in a hands-on and interactive way.
Optional Add-on: Afternoon Summer Club
July 12-16 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Young Authors + Technology Challenge
This full-day camp inspires campers to create, collaborate, and solve complex problems. During the morning, campers will ignite their imaginations and sharpen their writing skills, pursuing a variety of creative writing exercises each day. Campers will play word games, examine family photos, write about special memories, and go on scavenger hunts, honing their voice and storytelling capacity each step along the way. In the afternoon, campers will compete in 4-5 different competitions that will test their 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) and some on technology in general (tech bowl). Come join the fun!
July 19-23 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
Problem Solving: What on Earth?
Explore the world around us and design tools to help navigate the challenges of outdoor exploration. How do you build a bridge to cross water? Or maybe you’ve recently come across a cave full of stalactites and discover a giant lizard egg. Unravel mysteries by solving problems and reveal something new each day.
July 19-23 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Wilderness Survival + Guinness Book of World Records
This full-day camp involves lots of physical activity and creativity. Wilderness Survival focuses on essential skills and tools you need to survive in the outdoors. Campers will make fires, design shelters, and navigate around campus as they learn how to use a map and compass. In the afternoon, campers will shift gears and pursue a variety of unique challenges. Campers will learn what the process of setting a world record is and how records are measured and recorded. Throughout the week, campers will attempt as many world records as they can and 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.
July 26-30 Half-Day (9:00-12:00)
Into the Woods: Navigation and Survival
Into The Woods is an opportunity to discover Overlake’s natural beauty and learn survival skills along the way. Campers will explore the campus as scientists and adventurers, learning how to make shelters, cook food, and navigate back to a home base. There will be experiments and projects where the participants will utilize their general knowledge and learn new facts and information in a fun and exciting way.
July 26-30 Full-Day (9:00-4:00)
Roller Coaster Mania + Non-Traditional Sports
This full-day camp is for campers who love physical activity and adventure. During the morning, campers will learn some of the fundamental physics concepts behind rollercoasters. After studying speed, acceleration and, Newton’s laws of motion, campers will create their own working rollercoasters! In the afternoon, the camp will shift gears to non-traditional sports, an activity and movement-based program that puts creative spins on different physical challenges. Campers will play a variety of games that are popular in Overlake’s physical education program, including circus arts, fistball, and GOLA. Buckle up, hold on tight, and get ready for some fun!