All Academic camps have been canceled.

Young Critics

(maximum 10 participants)
July 6‑10
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $230
Instructor: Mr. Kevin McDonald, Summer at Independence Director and Middle School English Teacher

Have you ever wished you could tell everyone exactly what you think of the latest fad? Have you ever left a movie and found yourself unable to stop talking about it? At Young Critics Camp, your opinion matters! Campers from grades 5 through 8 will experience the entire journalistic process as they report on movies, restaurants, and a few other events that lend themselves to spreading the word. Campers will be guided through both written and on‑screen reviews.

Quiz Bowl

When: July 20‑24
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Kathy Walsh, Independence Fourth-Grade Teacher

Every day is a learning adventure! Work with teammates to answer scavenger-hunt questions about literature, science, history, geography, and fine arts, then prepare for the daily Quiz Bowl. At the end of the week, test your knowledge in the Quiz Bowl finals and help lead your team to victory!  

Grammar Clinic

When: August 10‑13
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00‑11:00 a.m.
Cost: $180
Instructor: Independence English Department

What's summer without grammar? We thoroughly explore the eight parts of speech, the foundation of all grammar study. Students become more familiar with the functions of words and how they work together within a sentence.