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Summer of 54 Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for District 54’s Summer STEM Academy, Camp Creative and 54 Fitness League and Summer Band and Orchestra.

You can complete the 2019 registration for STEM, Camp Creative and Fitness League online through the parent portal. Registration is open through April 19.

A registration form for Summer Band and Orchestra is available on the District 54 Instrumental Music website, or can be obtained from the child’s instrumental music teacher.

Printable Summer of 54 Camp Brochure

54 Fitness League

Through active engagement in fun-filled opportunities, the 54 Fitness League is a safe and fun-filled camp that focuses on encouraging a lifetime of physical activity. 54 Fitness League will run from June 10-14.

Class offerings:

  • Soccer – third through fifth grade
    • Get a great introduction to the game of soccer in an exciting, fast-paced way. Whether this is your child’s first time playing soccer or they are serious players, this opportunity will help them learn and improve as they have lots of fun.
  • Sports Camp – third through fifth grade
    • Sports Camp is designed to teach basic skills that can be applied to various sports. The fundamentals of dribbling, throwing, kicking, balancing and running will be explored. Participants will use these fundamentals as they participate in various sports/activities.
  • Lacrosse – third through eighth grade
    • This is an introduction to the game of lacrosse, where participants will learn basic traditions, skills and game play. Participants will develop communication, decision making and problem solving skills through teamwork.
  • Basketball – sixth through eighth grade
    • Offers a solid foundation in fundamentals of the game, in a motivational and positive environment. Campers will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Cross Country – sixth through eighth grade
    • Love to run? In this camp participants will begin to learn the fundamentals necessary for efficient running. Improve your mechanics and form, and learn techniques to improve your flexibility, balance and confidence.

STEM Academy

What did you do on your summer vacation? Next fall, your answer could be: “I built and programmed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.” The District 54 Summer STEM Academy is a week-long program for District 54 students who are looking to have fun and expand on their knowledge of STEM-related topics. Summer STEM Academy will run from June 17-21.

Class offerings:

  • Bubble Wands – first and second grade
    • In Bubble Bonanza: Engineering Bubble Wands, you will design different types of bubble wands to help a fictional California amusement park develop a Bubble Bonanza show to entertain park visitors.
  • Recycled Racers – first and second grade
    • In Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers, you will use different types of recycled items to design and create your own car for the Recycled Racer Rally!
  • Coding – third through fifth grade
    • Build your own games and share with friends! Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts in each level. Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props. Make your games realistic using physics. See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript.
  • Robotics with Sphero – third through fifth grade
    • This is a dynamic excursion into mobile robotics. Use real-life applications to engineer robots that read ambient light, recognize patterns, tones and more!
  • Shake It Up, Earthquakes – third through fifth grade
    • Design and construct model buildings that are earthquake resistant. By constructing a shake table to mimic the earth shaking you will test the ability of your structure to survive an earthquake. You will also develop building codes that help others build earthquake resistant buildings.
  • Coding – sixth through eighth grade
    • Build your own games and share with friends!  Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts in each level.  Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props.  Make your games realistic using physics.  See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript.
  • Fluid Power – sixth through eighth grade
    • Learn about the basics of hydraulics – what it is, how it works, and how it is used in everyday life. Use your creativity to build basic pneumatic kits and develop machines that rotate and lift objects.
  • VEX Robotics – sixth through eighth grade
    • Use the VEX® Robotics Design System to build a frame and base, interchange wheels, create geared armatures and engineer wiring. Your team’s bot will have to adapt to compete in user-piloted challenges such as robo-soccer and obstacle courses, as well as autonomous robot challenges that will require programming using ROBOTC.

Camp Creative

Do you want to learn new ways to show your creativity? Join School District 54’s Camp Creative this summer to participate in creating different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums. The one week program is for students entering 3rd grade through 8th grade in the fall of 2019. Choose a course that interests you the most! Limit one class. Camp Creative will run from June 24-28.

Course offerings:

  • Printing – third through fifth grade
    • Learn the art of printmaking using different tools to create pictures and shapes in creative ways.
  • Scratch Art – third through eighth grade
    • Join this class to learn to use various tools and inked paper to show pictures and designs in an artistic and creative way.
  • Perspective – third through eighth grade
    • Join this class to learn techniques that designers and architects use to make things look 3D.
  • Foil Embossing – third through eighth grade
    • Learn how to use foil, paint and other tools to create memorable pieces that will make you your piece look memorable and priceless.
  • Origami – sixth through eighth grade
    • Join this class to learn the Japanese art of folding paper into elaborate and decorative shapes and figures.
  • Digital Photography – sixth through eighth grade
    • Learn how to use professional grade camera equipment and software to take and develop high quality pictures.
  • Graphic Design – sixth through eighth grade
    • Join this class to learn how you can digitally create digital art using traditional art techniques.
  • Film Production – sixth through eighth grade
    • Join this class to learn how to film your own short movie using professional grade equipment and software.

Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun. Students who have completed fifth, sixth or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.

Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8 to 25 (Mondays through Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School, 700 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or on the Instrumental Music website,or by calling 847-357-5138. Please note that there is no online registration for Instrumental Music at this time.

Class offerings:

Intermediate band, 9-10 a.m.

  • Requirement for entry: Students must have completed 5th grade and had lessons on their instrument for one school year.

Advanced band, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Requirement for entry: Students must have completed 6th grade and had lessons on their instrument for two or more consecutive years.

Intermediate orchestra, 9-10 a.m.

  • Requirement for entry: Students must have completed 5th grade and had lessons on their instrument for one school year.

Advanced orchestra, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Requirement for entry: Students must have completed 6th grade and had lessons on their instrument for two or more consecutive years

If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.