Ancona Summer 2017

Ancona Summer is a series of dynamic journeys designed for rising Preprimary through 8th graders

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ANCONA SUMMER JOURNEYS

Ancona Summer consists of two-week Journeys that emphasize creative process, hands-on techniques, and teamwork. Each Journey includes multiple field trips, extended time outdoors, and weekly swimming.

THE JOURNEYS

Ecology 

From farming in our garden to building wildlife habitats, campers will get their hands dirty throughout this Journey. With outings to nature preserves, farms, and neighborhood chicken coops, campers will learn about being a good steward of the earth.

Cooking 

Sticky Fingers Cooking will be on site to lead campers in a variety of cooking classes. Recipes will emphasis ethnic cuisine and freshly grown local produce featuring hands-on instruction from a professional chef.

Theater

The Ancona Theater Journey is an immersive exploration of theater and math & science. Students explore a simple but profound STEM concept through theater games, arts & craft projects, field trips, and hands-on exploration. Students will rehearse and perform an original musical theater performance based on the theme written and directed by leading Chicago theater artists. In addition to performing, the students will design and build all the props, scenery, and costumes for the show. Ancona’s Theater Journey celebrates the curiosity, imagination, keen observation and limitless possibility that fuels both theater and STEM.

Makers 

Working with a variety of materials, campers will build everything from simple circuits to computer programs and catapults! After learning fabrication techniques from a plethora of experts, they will be challenged to imagine, outline, and build a creation of their own design. This Journey concludes with a Maker Faire open to family and friends.

ANCONA SUMMER LITTLE EXPLORERS

Little Explorers is an 8-week Montessori-based program for rising P3-Kindergarteners (three, four, and five-year-olds). Veteran Montessori educators Ellen Cole and Yolita Ray will engage students with dynamic adventures built into their daily activities. Ancona Summer Little Explorers will enjoy tinkering, art, outdoor activities, nature walks, and other academically rich programming.

SCHEDULE AND HOURS

Ancona Summer Journeys and Little Explorers runs from June 26, 2017 – August 18, 2017. All programs begin at 8:00 AM. Programming ends at 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday; supervised playtime ends at 5:30 PM. All students must be picked up by that time. 

Session One, Ecology: June 26 – July 7 (Ancona Summer will be closed on July 4, 2017)
Session Two, Cooking: July 10 – July 21
Session Three, Theater: July 24 – August 4
Session Four, Makers: August 7 – August 18
Little Explorers sessions run concurrently with each Journeys session.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Swimming

Ancona campers will have the opportunity to swim weekly: twice per two-week session.

Field Trips

A fun array of weekly field trips will allow students of all ages to venture into both new and familiar areas of the city and beyond.

PROGRAM RATES

Please Note: Journeys sessions for students entering grades 1-8 are specifically designed to be 2-week experiences, however single weeks can be purchased to better accommodate families’ schedules.

1 Week — $325
2 Weeks — $615
3 Weeks — $940
4 Weeks — $1225
5 Weeks — $1550
6 Weeks — $1825
7 Weeks — $2150
8 Weeks — $2405

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Please contact Chris Weber via email at gro.l1493186499oohcs1493186499anocn1493186499a@reb1493186499ewc1493186499 or phone at 773-924-2356 ext. 241