Indy Exploratorium

Cooking in the Kitchen with Mrs. V

(maximum 20 participants)
When:
June 17‑21
Grade Level: ECI (age 3)‑Grade 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Ann Veasey, Independence Substitute Teacher

Cooking isn't just for grownups! These campers will have a fun‑packed week of cooking and learning new things in the kitchen. Campers will create healthy snacks, plus have fun making aprons and their very own cookbook. The best part? Campers get to enjoy the snacks they make every day! Campers must be potty‑trained.

Chess Camp

When: June 24‑28 and/or July 15-19
Grade Level: Grades 2‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $230
Instructor: Mr. Gregory Rogers, founder and coach of Chess Masters of DE

Chess Masters of DE has been teaching chess in schools since 2008. It was founded in Pope John Paul II School by Coach Gregory Rogers. Since then, the club has expanded to several schools in New Castle County and Pennsylvania. Coach Greg understands how chess can assist the youth to make good choices in and out of the classroom. His approach to teaching is always patience with dedication and commitment. Note: Campers may attend one or both weeks.

Backyard Summer Games

(maximum 20 participants)
When:
July 8‑12
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $230
Instructor: Mr. Dan Kitching, Independence Director of Bands

Come for a week of fun in the sun at a relaxed pace, as you're shown the ins and outs of whiffle ball, kickball, and other light outdoor sporting activities. Enjoy both friendly competition and camaraderie with your peers.

Under the Sea

(maximum 20 participants)
When:
July 8‑12
Grade Level: ECI (age 3)-Grade 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Laura Fallon, Independence World Language Teacher

Fish, Turtles, and Sharks – Oh my! Does your child love the ocean? If so, this is the perfect camp! Campers will learn about all kinds of animals in the ocean and even create their own aquarium to bring home. Each day, they will read and sing about, create, and celebrate all things associated with the ocean. There's no doubt that this camp will be a whale of a good time! Campers must be potty‑trained.

Gather Around the Campfire

When: July 15‑19
Grade Level: ECI (age 3)‑Grade 3
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Miss McKenzie Walsh, Independence Extended Day Staff

Come on over and gather around the campfire for a fun‑filled week of camping. In this camp, we will be making s'mores, setting up tents, taking daily hikes on our 90‑acre campus, making crafts, and enjoying many more fun activities. Campers must be potty-trained.

Movies, Music and More

When: July 15‑19
Grade Level: Grades 6‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mr. Dan Kitching, Independence Director of Bands

Bring your band or orchestra instrument and come learn to play iconic music from great movies and television shows! You will even get the chance to record yourself playing and synch your performance up to an actual clip from a famous film. Campers must play a band or orchestra instrument.

Sailing – NERYC

(maximum 10 participants)
When:
July 15‑18 and July 22-25 (no Friday lessons)
Grade Level: Grades 3‑8
Time: 8:00 a.m.‑5:00 p.m.
Cost: $550

Learn to sail with U.S. Sailing‑certified instructors in a safe environment. Campers will be provided transportation by van to North East River Yacht Club in North East, MD, for this unique experience. No previous sailing experience is required. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced sailor, you will build the skills to navigate a sailboat and advance to higher levels. Don't forget to pack your lunch, since you will be out on the water. Sailors must attend both weeks. Day Camp is available for Fridays, if needed.

Digging for Treasure @ Indy

When: July 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 6‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Ms. Tina Palmer, Independence Social Studies Teacher

Are you a future Indiana Jones? Join us on an archeological adventure as we dig up the past right here at Indy. Be part of a team that will find, sort, catalog, and research artifacts. Who knows what we will discover?

Shiver Me Timbers

When: July 22‑26
Grade Level: ECII (age 4)‑Grade 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Jane Fouracre, Independence Early Childhood Teacher

Calling all explorers! Do you like adventure? Do you want to discover hidden treasure? Then let your imagination set sail during this fun‑filled camp! Create your own ship to compete in a STEM challenge, explore which treasures sink and float, and follow a treasure map to discover hidden loot! You will sing songs, read stories, and complete crafts as you think like an explorer. Don't forget your swimsuit ‑ you may be asked to walk the plank! Campers must be potty-trained.

Escape the Room

When: August 5‑9
Grade Level: Grades 4‑6
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Miss Sarah Gilmore, Summer at Independence Assistant Director and Fourth‑Grade Teacher

Time is of the essence, and collaboration is key. Campers will work in teams to sort through a series of challenges, solve puzzles, and unlock clues. Each day, new and exciting themes will be presented, and the week will include a field trip to a local "Escape Room." Join us for a week to unlock the mystery and see if you can escape the room.

Intro Card Tournament

When: August 5‑9
Grade Level: Grades 2‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Miss McKenzie Walsh, Independence Extended Day Staff

This fun‑filled week will not only teach your child the game Magic: The Gathering, but it will also include a tournament just for children. Learn a new game or continue playing the game you have been playing for years. All week, there will be opportunities to earn fun prizes. Go online or in‑store to order a Magic: The Gathering deck, and you will be all set (must have deck to participate).

Ghost Hunting Camp

When: August 12‑16
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mr. Kevin McDonald, Summer at Independence Director and Middle School English Teacher

Let's get metaphysical! Ghost Hunting Camp will take campers to some of the (supposedly) most haunted places in Delaware. First, we will research the stories behind these spooky places. Once there, we will observe and record any signs of our friends from the "other side." Back at Indy, we will review our results and publish our findings. We might not prove or disprove anything, but it will be a lot of fun!

Who Done It?

When: August 12‑16
Grade Level: Grades 1‑5
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Miss McKenzie Walsh, Independence Extended Day Staff 

Calling all detectives! We have a mystery to solve, and we must find out “who done it” by working together all week analyzing clues. This team‑building camp will teach our students how to work together, become leaders, and to think critically all while having a blast.