Summer Camps

Register online or in person for summer camps, listed by age. Registration, required for all camps, opens May 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Access registration information through links provided below. Please be sure to check each camp for specific registration details as requirements may vary. Campers must be available to attend every day/week of the individual camp programs.
Register early! Camps can fill up fast. Branch staff will keep and use Waiting Lists for most camps.

Younger Kids

Wigglewords

Grades K-3 : Ages 5-8
Children will pair basic dance movements with each letter of the alphabet to enhance literacy skills, including spelling, phonic rules, identification of vowels and consonants, and rhyming/ storytelling. This simple and fun method supports early readers, especially kinetic learners. Monday through Thursday.

High Five Fitness

Grades K-3: Ages 5-8
Explore the five pillars of good fitness in this high energy dance class that demonstrates the joy that comes from being healthy and fit! Students learn basic elements of dance, choreography and music and master them while learning how dance can be both a vehicle for artistic expression and wellness.
All Fitness Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Book Buddies Literacy Camp: Little Buddies

Grades K-3: Ages 5-8
Share a great read-aloud experience at our summer literacy camp. Little Book Buddies (children who will be going into grades K-33), are invited to read to Big Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 4-8). Each child will pair with an older Book Buddy with whom they will share time in fun reading games and other activities. Big Book Buddies will register separately. Monday - Thursday.

Savvy Scientists Camps

Grades 2+3: Ages 7-8   (also available for Grades 4-6; see below)
Be ready to get involved by observing, predicting and experimenting like you never have before! Dress for mess.
All Savvy Scientists Camps are Monday through Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Jr. Robotix Camp: Amazing Mechanisms

Grades 2-5: Ages 7-10
Join us for a hands-on adventure into the world of LEGO® WeDo™ robots. Build and program dancing birds and musical monkeys and even invent your own machine!
Both Mechanism Camps are Monday through Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Jr. Robotix Camp - Wild Animals

Grades 2-5: Ages 7-10
Join us for a hands-on adventure into the world of LEGO® WeDo™ robots. Build and program hungry alligators, flying birds and more!


KIDS

Robotix Blox: Mine Bot Camp

Grades 3-6 : Ages 8-11
Program your robot to help Steve in the randomly generated world of Minecraft. Each day you will complete challenges like avoiding spiders and zombies, digging in a cave to find ores and minerals, collecting water and caring for crops to harvest on the farm. Learn more about the Minecraft world as we explore Minecraft: Blockopedia by Alex Wiltshire.  Monday through Thursday.

Robotix Blox: Wimpy Robot Camp

Grades 3-6 : Ages 8-11
Build and program a robot to avoid the cheese touch, survive the hall of screams, create a ZooWee Mama comic and master other challenges Greg and Rowley encounter in Jeff Kinney’s popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Both Wimpy Robot Camps are Monday through Thursday.

Magic Camp

Grades 3-8: Ages 8-13
Learn the history of magic, how to entertain an audience and how to put an act together of magic and fun using everyday objects you can find at home.
All Magic Camps are Monday through Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Road to Success Camp

Grades 4-6 : Ages 9-11
Get on the Road to Success. Learn empowering skills that will help you succeed in school and life while engaging your creativity through exciting activities.
Both Road to Success Camps are Monday through Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Savvy Scientists Camp

Grades 4-6 : Ages 9-11    (Also available for Grades 2-3; see above)
Be ready to get involved by observing, predicting and experimenting like you never have before! Dress for mess.
All Savvy Scientists Camps are Monday through Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Boys II Men Camp

Grades 4-6 : Ages 9-11 
Focus on life skills, social skills, identifying risky behavior and coping skills, career exploration, financial literacy, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and team-building activities and hands-on projects. Guest speakers are invited to attend the program, such as karate/fitness instructors, technical and trade professionals and professional athletes. Monday through Friday.

Girl Power

Grades 4-6 : Ages 9-11   (also available for ages 12-14 - see below)
This program is unique because it provides girls with the opportunity to connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, connect with other peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem and learn about risky behaviors during the summer.
All Girl Power Camps are Monday through Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Interactive Media Camp  

Grades 4-7 : Ages 9-12
This camp infuses writing, animation, film making and much more in four action-packed days filled with imagination and hands-on learning! Participants register with a parent at the branch in order to fill out required paperwork. Monday through Thursday.

2-D to 3-D Design Camp

Grades 4-8 : Ages 9-13
Join professional artists from Progressive Arts Alliance for this dynamic camp that explores a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art techniques. Experiment with different materials while using your imagination to create original work. Discover how to bring 2-D designs to life through building, digital sculpting, 3-D printing and more.
All Design Camps are Monday through Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Build a Bot

Grades 4-8 : Ages 9-13
Experiment with making robots from scratch using an Arduino microprocessor, motors, sensors and recycled wonders. We’ll introduce you to coding and circuits, and then it’s time to get creative. Learn new skills and keep a video of your robot in action!
All Build a Bot Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Create an Amusement Park with Minecraft Coding Camp

Grades 4-8 : Ages 9-13
Learn about electrical engineering and computational thinking concepts with We Can Code IT. Then build an amusement park in Minecraft using Redstone!
All Amusement Park Creation Camps are Monday through Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Creative Painting Camp

Grades 4-8 : Ages 9-13
Learn about the master artists who pioneered Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstract methods of painting. Create an original painting with professional artist and author JoAnn DePolo. Each day of the camp focuses on a different painting style.
All Creative Painting Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Creative Songwriting Camp

Grades 4-8 : Ages 9-13
If you like to create, dream, sing or write, a Roots of American Music teaching artist who has written more than 100 children’s songs will help you tap into that creative source and learn to express yourself in song.  
All Creative Songwriting Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Book Buddies Literacy Camp: Big Buddies

Grades 4-8: Ages 9-13
Share a great read-aloud experience at our summer literacy camp. Little Book Buddies (children who will be going into grades K-3), are invited to read to Big Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 4-8). Each child will pair with an older Book Buddy with whom they will share time in fun reading games and other activities. Little Book Buddies will register separately.  Monday through Thursday.   Big Book Buddies are also required to attend a brief orientation before the camp on July 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Wonders of Weather Camp

Grades 5+6 : Ages 10-11
Join CBS-TV meteorologist Jon Loufman for a fun, hands-on “Atmosphere Adventure” through the wild wonders of weather. You’ll learn how we predict storms, how tornadoes and hurricanes form and lots of other cool, weather-science stuff.
All Wonders of Weather Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Older Kids

Changing Space: Installation Art Camp

Grades 5–12 : Ages 10-18
Discover the process artists engage in to change a space through installation art. Working alongside professional artists from Progressive Arts Alliance, plan, build and refine a site-specific installation in the library. Experience the process of designing and making three-dimensional art using found objects, traditional art materials and more.
All Changing Space Camps are Monday through Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Camp Divergent

Grades 7-12 : Ages 12-18
To which faction do you belong: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity or Erudite? Explore the five Divergent factions through activities and projects. Then choose your destiny by undergoing the test and attend the choosing ceremony.
Both Divergent Camps are Monday through Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Girl Power

Grades 7-9 : Ages 12-14   (also available for ages 9-11 : see above)
This program is unique because it provides girls with the opportunity to connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, connect with other peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem and learn about risky behaviors during the summer.
All Girl Power Camps are Monday through Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Writer Boot Camp

Grades 8-12 : Ages 13-18
Review the fundamentals of creative writing and create new work in poetry, fiction and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing.
All Writer Boot Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. with a final session on Friday, from 1-5 p.m.

Entrepreneurship Camp

Grades 9-12 : Ages 14 – 18

BeyoncĂ©, Justin Bieber and Tyler Perry are just a few artists in the music and movie industry. Behind their talent is their business. Learn how to create your own business in the entertainment industry utilizing the audio/visual recording studio at the library. Students will present their business plans on Thursday to family and friends. Monday through Thursday.