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Specialty Camp

Seekonk and Providence Campuses 

Campers who are curious to explore have a choice of our week long Specialty Camps in athletics, arts, and enrichment directed by highly qualified organizations and our wonderful Wheeler faculty. Our Specialty Camps are full-day programs that include a half-day of Specialty Camp and half-day of Traditional Camp. Specialty Campers will receive a daily modified swim lesson.

Ages 6-14 (1st – 8th grade)
June 26-August 14
9:00am – 4:00pm

Soccer – In partnership with Liverpool FC International Academy Massachusetts (ages 6 – 12)

Wheeler Summer has partnered with Liverpool FC International Academy Massachusetts to offer a half-day of soccer instruction with a half-day of traditional camp activities. Soccer Camp is a great fit whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player: our program is designed to help players of all skill levels improve on the fundamentals of the game and enhance technical and tactical soccer skills. Campers are divided into groups by age and ability.
Soccer Camp will be offered:


Session 3 (July 10-14) ages 6-12 years old


Session 5 (July 24-28) ages 6-12 years old


Session 6 (July 31 – August 4) ages 6-12 years old


 

Imagination Station: Fairy Tales (ages 6 – 9)

Is your child enchanted and delighted by the wonderful world of Fairy Tales? Come along with us on this magical and fanciful journey into the world of fairy tales and the characters that are so charming. Get lost in the captivating forest of the Wheeler Farm where we will explore five different fairy tales while we take you on a fantastical tour of the outdoors. Your child will reenact their favorite childhood fairy tales with costumes, art projects, acting and storytelling on this exciting week long adventure.

Meghan Haines, Wheeler faculty
Michelle Dolan, Wheeler faculty

Imagination Station will be offered:


Week of July 17-21


Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

Imagination Station: Bugs, Insects and Animal Habitats (ages 6 – 9)

Are you ready to explore the amazing world of bugs, insects, and their animal habitats with Meghan and Michelle? Come along with us on our adventure in the woods and learn about the wonderful world of insects and bugs. Through hands on exploration, art projects, creations, literature, sensory experiences, games, and enriching and stimulating curriculum, we will become scientists who learn about the magnificent insects and bugs that live in their natural habitat at our very own farm. This extraordinary insect adventure at The Wheeler Farm will be a journey your children will not forget!

Meghan Haines, Wheeler faculty
Michelle Dolan, Wheeler faculty

Imagination Station will be offered:


Week of July 10-14


Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

Innovation Design Camp…calling all creators (ages 10-14)

The Innovation Program empowers campers to create, innovate, and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Campers build prototypes, and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world through design methods and hands-on experience building new business offerings. Our Innovation Program is a transformative way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. While creating their own inventions campers will learn how to modify existing computer code to get circuits to perform in their own unique way. Campers are mentored throughout the process and are supported by staff to promote their ideas.

Innovation Design Camp will be offered:


Session 6: July 31-August 4


Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Providence campus. Round trip transportation provided to and from Seekonk Campus. If communicated, families can pick up at the Seekonk location in the afternoon.

Broadcasting Camp (ages 10 – 14)

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a sportscaster? Learn the basics of radio broadcasting/internet streaming, and have your own radio show on the air, live from the Wheeler Farm!
Broadcasting Camp will be lead by Wheeler faculty:
David Schiano: Veteran 14 year faculty member of Wheeler School. Director of WELH FM, and wheelerschoolbroadcasting.org
Mike Larivee: Assistant Director of WELH FM and professional Disc Jockey/Producer with over 15 years experience.

Broadcasting Camp will be offered:


Session 1: June 26th – 30th


Session 6: July 31st – August 4th


 

Please note: Broadcasting fee is $385/session.

Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

 

Chess Camp (ages 8 – 12)

Chess is fun and it sharpens a wide variety of important thinking skills like problem solving and decision-making. Chess also builds confidence and perseverance. In this one-week, half-day chess camp, we’ll emphasize chess fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Beginners are welcome! In addition to lots of play, we’ll learn endgame techniques and opening principles and hone our tactical skills by solving chess puzzles. We’ll also play interesting and challenging variations like Bughouse and Blindfold chess (no actual blindfolds). Campers receive a premium ChessKid.com account for practice and play at home. As five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand said, “Above all, chess must be fun.”

Eduardo Paguaga has been teaching Chess since 2012. He taught with the company Chess2Children in the greater Atlanta area. He’s worked with all ages and experience levels and is eager to share his passion for Chess.

Chess will be offered:


Session 1: June 26th – 30th


Session 8: August 14th – 18th


Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

 

Tennis Camp (ages 6 – 12)
Wheeler Summer tennis program will focus on stroke fundamentals, match play, fast-paced drills, and exciting games. See you on the courts!

 

Tennis Camp will be offered:


Session 2: July 3rd – 7th for ages 8-12 years old


Session 8: August 14th – 18th for ages 6-10 years old


Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

 

Basketball Camp (ages 8 – 12)
in partnership with A Step Ahead Basketball

Wheeler Summer and ASA Basketball are excited to offer a fun and rigorous basketball program for girls and boys. Basketball specialty camp clinics will focus on improving the fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting as well as individual and team offensive and defense strategy. All instruction will be hands-on, and coaches will work in small groups based on age and skill level. Each session is designed to guide players from individual skill training to team play, culminating with 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 games and scrimmages.

 

Basketball Specialty Camp will be offered:


Sesssion 4: July 17th – 21st


Session 7: August 7th – 11th

 

Drop off and Pick Up at Wheeler Seekonk campus.

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP (ages 6 – 12)
This Camp is designed to give campers an opportunity to experience horseback riding. Campers will go to the Palmer River Equestrian Center for half day and will participate in traditional camp for the other half of the day. The staff at The Palmer River Equestrian Center will familiarize participants to the art of horsemanship. Campers will actively participate in grooming, tacking, basic stable management, and safe riding skills. The goal of the program is to introduce the responsibilities and commitment of horse care while improving riding skills and building confidence, self-esteem and accountability.

Drop off and Pick up at Wheeler Seekonk campus. Round trip transportation provided to and from Palmer River

Horseback Riding Camp will be offered:


Session 3(July 10-14)
ages 8-12 years old


Session 4 (July 17-21)
ages 8-12 years old


Session 7 (August 7 – 11)
ages 8-12 years old


Session 8 (August 14-18)
ages 6-10 years old


Circus Arts Camp (ages 8 – 12)
The Circus is coming to Wheeler in 2017. Jed the Jester brings over 25 years of performing and teaching to Wheeler’s unique Circus Arts Specialty Camp. In this weeklong session, campers will learn the secrets and skills of circus arts performers, including juggling, balance, stilt walking, balloon animals, and intro magic. This camp is designed for any skill/experience level with daily showcase performances. At the end of the week, campers will perform a Big Top performance for other campers.
Instructor: Jed Stefanowicz, third grade teacher Natick Public Schools and Circus Art professional
Circus Art Camp will be offered:


Session 4 (July 17-21) ages 8-12 years old


Session 7 (August 7- 11) ages 8-12 years old


Robotics ages (ages 8-14)

Come experience our state of the art Innovation Lab on the Wheeler School Campus.  This hands-on course will challenge students to learn about robot construction, programming, and control.  Working in small teams (age divided), you will design and build small robots (using the Lego Mindstorms Nxt kit). Then you’ll program and control them through tests of various practical, real-life applications.  By the end of the week, campers will create their own robot and program it to drive and interact independently with its environment. 

 

Robotics Camp will be offered:


Session 3(July 10-14)
ages 10-14 years old


Session 5 (July 24-28)
ages 8-12 years old


Session 7 (August 7 – 11)
ages 10-14 years old


 

Register

Campers who are curious to explore have a choice of our week long Specialty Camps in athletics, arts, and enrichment directed by highly qualified organizations and our wonderful Wheeler faculty. Our Specialty Camps are full-day programs that include a half-day of Specialty Camp and half-day of Traditional Camp. Specialty Campers will receive a daily modified swim lesson.

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