Young Critics

(maximum 10 participants)
June 24‑28
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 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. Laptops or other devices used for word processing are encouraged!

Grammar Clinic

When: August 12‑15
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.