Middle Division - Ages 6-8
Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp 2019 Middle Division Programs
Our unique Middle Division programs offer some of our younger campers the option to investigate more advanced, theme-specific camps, similar to those that are offered to our Upper Division campers. While the Lower Division program is still an option for these campers, they may choose to have more of a say in creating their camp day by picking morning and afternoon programs to create their full day for any given session. Campers must choose both a morning and afternoon program; we do not offer half-day registration.
Structure and Options
Explore all the fun topics listed below during your stay with us, or, stick to your tried and true favorites each and every session, the choice is yours! All campers swim daily in the Middle Division in Burgundy’s own outdoor saltwater pool. Daily swim time includes swim instruction Monday through Thursday with a free swim session on Friday.
Middle Division Daily Schedule
**Please note: this schedule is for campers participating in the specialty camps where you pick an AM and a PM camp to create your full day. If you are participating in one of the Alexandria Children's Theater drama camps, please note that those programs are a full day program, and campers spend the entire camp day with that program.
8-8:30 a.m. morning drop-off
8:30-11:30 a.m. selected morning program
11:30-noon lunch with morning group
Noon-3 p.m. selected afternoon program, including daily swimming
3 p.m. afternoon dismissal
Campers report to their morning program upon arrival and stay with that group through lunch. They are then escorted to their afternoon program and checked in with their afternoon counselors. Campers are dismissed from their afternoon program at the end of the day.
Burgundy is proud to welcome back our summer partners MathTree, Excite Soccer, Pottery Playground, Silver Knights Chess, KSS Programs (Tae Kwon Do), NOVA Fencing Club, and Engineering for Kids, and we are proud to announce our new partnerships with Silver Knights Robotics and Boolean Girls Coding and STEM Camps for Girls! The wonderful camp programs they offer, detailed below, combined with the original programs that our professional camp staff offers, will give your camper many ways to enjoy their summer with us!
2019 Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp Dates:
Fee: Between $400 and $405 per week, depending on the camps that are selected. (Families select an AM camp AND a PM camp, which are priced at $210/week and $200/week, again depending on the camps that are selected)
Week 1 - June 17-21
Week 2 - June 24-28
Week 3 - July 1-3*
*Prorated week of camp, no camp on Thursday July 4th AND Friday July 5th!
Week 4 - July 8-12
Week 5 - July 15-19
Week 6 - July 22-26
Week 7 - July 29-August 2
Week 8 - August 5-9
Middle Division AM (Morning) Camp Programs:
Excite Soccer (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Excite Soccer is a fun loving educational soccer program! Children are encouraged to develop their mental, physical, and social abilities through creative soccer games and other activities taught by highly experienced staff. Participants learn individual skills, teamwork, and most importantly have fun! We emphasize mastering basic coordination and agility with and without a soccer ball, as well as providing an environment that builds confidence.
Engineering for Kids STEM Camps (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!
Weeks 1 and 6: LEGO WeDo- Lego WeDo is a robotics hardware and software platform specifically designed for Kindergarten to Grade 2nd graders. As with other LEGO Education products it follows the 4 C's process – Connect to a story, Construct a model, Contemplate its function, and Continue improving its design. Each day campers will build a LEGO creation such as airplanes, boats, lion, etc. than learn to code it and bring it to life with sound and motion connected to a laptop.
Weeks 3 and 7: Inventors Workshop- We have opened up the workshop for a week of fun, creativity, and of course -- engineering! During this energized week campers will use their ideas and creativity to invent new machines and toys. Design and test your own zip line, learn about Zoetropes from Animation Station, save the Sea Turtles and create some fun mechanical engineering toys all in the workshop! Activities are engineering based and age appropriate featuring mechanical engineering and marine engineering fun.
Weeks 5 and 8: It's a Pirate's Life For Me! - From land-lubber to swash-buckler, it’s the pirate’s life for me! Cast-off into the seven seas as campers work together to navigate its treacherous depths, engaging in STEM-focused experiments, hands-on design trials and engaging group discussions. Set the scene each day with exciting stories that engage their senses, curiosity and critical thinking skills. Then, the merry bunch of misfits works together with the rest of their crew to accomplish challenging tasks like forging catapults, tying knots and fashioning maps to hidden treasure! In Pirate Camp, action, adventure and discovery await you at every turn! Engineering and BrickLAB activities all week.
Silver Knights Chess (Weeks 3, 6)
Spend a week playing and learning about chess with the Silver Knights! We've taught tens of thousands of children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks, lunch, and fresh air. Check out their website at www.skenrichment.com.
Silver Knights Robotics (Weeks 2, 4) **Brand New Camp for Summer 2019!**
In Robotics Camp, campers explore the world of mega-machines. In this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp you can build and program robots that get the job done! Build over-the-top vehicles and real-world engineering marvels in this fun camp! Campers will take breaks for snacks, lunch and fresh air. At the end of the week, campers receive a T-shirt. Check out their website at www.skenrichment.com.
Boolean Girls Coding and Stem Camps (Weeks 2, 5, 8) **Brand New Camp for Summer 2019!**
**For GIRLS ages 6-8 ONLY
CODING ADVENTURES & FUNDAMENTALS by BOOLEAN GIRL
Want to have fun while learning to code? Imagine, act & code! We use creative play and games to teach the basics of coding. You imagine something... you act it out... you code it. Using Scratch (programming language), our curriculum engages students and transforms them from computer users to creators by designing animated characters, games and interactive stories. From beginners to students with prior coding experience, we teach the way kids learn best: through play, collaboration and imagination. Boolean Girl, educates girls to code, build, invent, and animate. Preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering.
Burgundy Farm School of Wizardry (Week 4 ONLY) - FULL!!
**For campers ages 7-8 ONLY
Muggle school may be out for the summer, but Burgundy Farm School of Wizardry is in session. Join Burgundy teacher, Professor Megan Stack, to learn more about the magical arts, including potion making and divination. Compete in challenges, play games, and watch out for any mysterious activity. Spend time with like-minded witches and wizards in one of four "houses," and earn points for your house. Wands and spell books will be provided, but robes are optional. You will have everything you need for a magical experience. Taught by Burgundy Farm Country Day School teacher Megan Stack.
NOVA Fencing Club (Weeks 2, 5, 8)
En Garde! Ready? Fence! Nova Fencing Camps are a great introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, which is taught through fun drills and exciting games. Campers will learn basic footwork and blade work skills from experienced coaches who have developed both national and international competitors, including several current Junior Olympians.
All of our camps will teach and refine the fundamentals of fencing including hand and footwork, drills, and bouting. Camps end with a team tournament using electrical equipment. Why choose our fencing camp? Because fencing is fun! Campers will love playing fun games, getting fit, and making lasting friendships.
Our camps are for children who have no experience with fencing through intermediate level fencers. Fencers will be grouped according to their ability. Equipment and uniforms are provided, including protective masks, jackets, chest protectors, and gloves.
Each camp is taught by instructors under the direction of Head Coach Greg Kaidanov. All of our coaches are First Aid/CPR/AED and USOC Safe Sport certified. Camps can be repeated, since every bout brings a new experience.
ARTrageous ARTventures with Pottery Playground (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5&6, 7, 8)
*Please note, ARTrageous ARTventures is a two-week camp during weeks 5 and 6, parents will need to pick a PM camp for weeks 5 and 6 if they register for this camp. All other weeks are single week camps.
Fee: $210/week ($420 for weeks 5&6 - two-week camp)
The summer just got HOTTER at Burgundy Farm Summer Camp!
Catch a ride with us on the summer’s most ARTrageous creative train! Val & Kate of Pottery Playground are ready to take you and your friends to colorful destinations reserved only for those wanting to explore their creative sides! So, Fire Up your imaginations & journey around the world with us as we experience a kaleidoscope of Art styles from various cultures & countries.
Throughout the summer, we’ll explore many Art forms & learn FUNtastic techniques that bring them to life. You’ll explore a wide range of Art mediums, techniques, Art history and multicultural appreciation in a warm and nurturing environment. All projects are age appropriate and do not require prior experience. You’ll dabble in everything from drawing, painting, watercolor, collage, Art journaling, print making, tie dye, and more! For added fun, we’ve packed LOTS of funky tools like straws, liquid soap, shaving cream & fuzzy yarn in our creative arsenal.
While one-week Art camps are running through most of the summer, we are holding a special two-week immersion experience during sessions 5 & 6 – Camp Harry Pottery Meets Magical Friends!
When: July 15 – July 26
What: More than being “bigger, bolder & brighter,” our immersion camp brings popular books and 2019 movies to life! That’s right – Art imitates Art!
Harry Pottery: Calling all wizards, muggles and half-bloods! The first half of our 2-week ARTventure features projects that every Hogwart’s student wants! We’ll tackle more detailed projects that take longer to complete and will try our hands at Fired Arts (pottery painting, clay and fused glass), Mosaics, BATIK and more! So, dust off your robes and hone your magic spells – because we’re going to have a magically ARTrageous time!
Aladdin, Unicorn Store & The Lion King: Joining Harry, Ron and Hermione, are more magical creatures to test your creative muscle! A colorful fantasy awaits you as we travel through the land of unicorns to the sands of Saudi Arabia to the jungles of Africa!
Your friends will be spellbound by the enchanting Art gallery you create with us in this special session!
Visual Arts (Week 2 ONLY)
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you see the beauty in nature? Do you have a creative side that is just hoping to be let loose? This free-form art camp not only nurtures your creative side but unleashes it! From painting to collage, sketching to sculpting, you will be creating from day one of this camp. Campers are encouraged to find what moves them, and then create. What will you make? Come join this popular camp and find out!
KSS Programs Tae Kwon Do (Weeks 1, 4, 7)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art involving kicking, blocking, and striking and has truly transcended the place of its birth and become one of the most popular martial arts in the world. KSS Tae Kwon Do camp will have some fitness, body movement, and martial arts skills incorporated. The children will get to experience real martial arts without the commitment and cost of a traditional school. Experienced students will have the opportunity to practice and develop skills. Through Tae Kwon Do, students gain better physical fitness, coordination, balance, self-esteem and respect for oneself and others while learning exciting skills.
MathTree Camps (Weeks 5 AND 6)
Fee: $410/two-week session
**Please note: MathTree camps are two-weeks, you must pick a PM camp for both Weeks 5 AND 6 to pair with your AM MathTree program!
MathTree campers learn new math concepts and master familiar ones while learning the "how" and "why" through individualized instruction and engaging small group activities. As a camper's math confidence grows so does their love of math!
Bean Counting 201 - for rising 2nd graders (age 7)
Fee: $410/two-week session
Campers meet Grouper, the Regrouper, one of the “mathical” characters who will guide campers through the essential process of regrouping that is used in addition and subtraction. Campers will use real beans and test tubes to develop a solid understanding of place value. Exploration in the world of odd and even numbers, patterns, and the creation of a Digit Atlas engage campers and make math fun!
Goal: The ultimate goal of this camp is that campers will be able to subtract multi-digit numbers that involve regrouping. (200 – 67)
Multiplication Matters - for rising 3rd graders (age 8)
Fee: $410/two-week session
Campers learn the 36 multiplication facts, the roots from which much of the rest of math grows, through a proprietary MathTree® process that provides a rock-solid conceptual base for multiplication while enhancing fact solving and memory with a variety of mathematically based "tricks" with exotic names such as 6 x Even and Thumbs Up, many using hand configurations. No flash cards! Instead, campers connect to the multiplication facts engage them physically, verbally, and auditorily. Campers play plenty of math games and use manipulatives for an assortment of math activities.
Goal: The goal for this camp is that campers learn what multiplication is, when to use it, and the basic multiplication facts of single digit numbers.
Middle Division PM (Afternoon) Camp Programs:
Lego Mania (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Building, playing, creating, and constructing are just some of the things that your camper will do during this very hands-on camp. Use Legos to solve challenges, design buildings and other structures, create simple machines, or anything else you can think of. You are only limited by your imagination in this camp!
Digital Photography (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 FULL
Work with a digital camera to capture amazing images around Burgundy's campus. Portraits, landscapes, action shots, and other artistic photos will all come together as your camper edits, applies effects, and creates his/her very own, one of a kind images. Campers are encouraged, but don't need to, bring their own camera.
Summer Science (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Challenge your mind with creative, fun, and exciting experiments. Areas of study include chemistry, nature and the environment, the barnyard animals, and botany!
Weeks 1 and 5: Earth and Water
Weeks 2 and 6: Aerodynamics
Weeks 3 and 7: Chemistry
Weeks 4 and 8: Biology and Zoology
Nature Navigators (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
This exciting, hands-on exploration camp is designed to capture all that is great about our general day camp and pack it into a half-day program. Nature walks, digging in the dirt, and working in the garden are just some of the activities that are special and unique to Burgundy. Campers will have fun on our beautiful campus while learning about nature, conservation, and outdoor hobbies. This program is designed to be a nice bridge for campers moving out of the Lower Division as well as a precursor to our very popular Burgundy Outdoors camp. Truly the best of what Burgundy has to offer!
Dare to Dance (Weeks 5, 6)
Come dance with us! Work on flexibility, balance, and strength in a creative atmosphere. We are determined to maintain a supportive space where campers can explore the joy of movement. We will start each day with a warm-up in ballet, modern dance, yoga, or jazz. Then we will play movement games that encourage improvisation, and work on choreography. At the end of each week we will have a mini-performance where we can show our friends at Burgundy what we have been working on. Most importantly, we like to join together and celebrate creative movement. If you enjoy dancing and showing off your creative side, this is the camp for you!
Middle Division Full Day Camp Programs:
Alexandria Children's Theatre Drama Camp: Over the Rainbow! (week 6 ONLY)
The Wizard of Oz is the theme of this fun-filled camp that takes the essence of the beloved classic and trims it down to a 15 minute performance! Campers will make a model shoebox "set" design, paint the background for their skit, and enjoy a Tea party during the week. Some basic movement and singing is included, as well as improv activities and theater games that help campers learn basic acting skills. Families will be invited to a performance on Friday afternoon!
Alexandria Children's Theatre Drama Camp: The Mischievous Unicorn! (week 7 ONLY)
Are unicorns always friendly and kind? In this mixed up fairy tale mash-up many familiar characters will find out for themselves! In between practicing their parts for the performance on Friday, campers will make a model shoebox "set" design, paint the background for their skit, and enjoy a Tea party during the week. Improv activities and theater games that help campers learn basic acting skills too. Prepare to laugh a lot!
Taught by Burgundy Drama teacher Roberta Cullen.