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    Brian Shepard 

    Director of Summer Academic Programming; Associate Director of College Placement
    203.625.5841

LOWER SCHOOL

Welcome to Brunswick School’s Summer Session for Lower School Students! Offerings for boys entering grades 1-4 will run from June 13-June 24 for Session I, and July 11-July 22 for Session II. Preparatory and enrichment classes are available in Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Computer Science, Technology, Shop, and the Arts. Please see each course description for additional details, timing and dates. Registration is open to the public, and as class sizes are limited, enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For students also enrolling in one of the Brunswick Sports Camps offerings in the afternoon, lunch will be provided.


COURSE OFFERINGS

Subject: Culinary Arts
Course Name:
Cooking at Wick
Course Length:
Session I and II - 2 Weeks
Dates:
6/13-6/24 and 7/11-7/22
Times:
8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45, 12:15-1:45. 2:00-3:30
Teacher Name:
Chef Patrick
Course Description:
Would you like to learn how to cook this summer? Join Chef Patrick, Class of 1993 Culinary Institute of America Graduate, in Chef Patrick's Cooking demonstration class! You will learn how to cook multiple tasty dishes which are easy to make at home. The class stresses important life skills everyone should have, such as time management, mental preparation and teamwork. Learn how to make some of your favorite foods such as homemade pasta, eggs 4 ways, sushi and even dabble in the art of baking. This class will not only teach you how to make some amazing dishes, but also how to succeed with life lessons learned in the kitchen.
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-5th
Price: $500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Orientation
Course Name: Bridge Camp
Course Length: Session I -1 Week
Dates: 6/13-6/17
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Jean Dobbs and Jean Westhoff
Course Description: Does your son have First Grade jitters, or can he hardly wait to join the big boys at the Lower School? If so, this is the camp for you. BRIDGE Summer Camp will allow your son the opportunity to get a taste of the Specials he will be a part of in First Grade, including art, music, library, and of course gym. Students will also have a chance to participate in learning activities. In addition, the boys will enjoy getting familiar with our amazing Lower School playground. Your son will experience all the Lower School has to offer as he crosses over the BRIDGE into First Grade.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st
Price: $250
Course Size: 24

Subject: Arts
Course Name: Theater Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 12:15-3:30
Teacher Name: Jean Westhoff
Course Description: Does your son long to be in the spotlight? Does he love to sing and act? If so, Theater Camp is the place for him. This summer we will immerse the boys in all aspects of putting on a musical production. From behind-the-scenes lighting and set design to Priceumes and choreography, Theatre Camp promises to be a fun and entertaining ride for all. Improvisation games and activities will tap into each boy’s natural humor, creativity, and joy. Every student will have a part to play in a musical show that will culminate in a performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. Boys will create and produce their own “Playbills,” write their own actor bios, and welcome their audience. Move over Broadway, King Street is where the “acting” is!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 2nd-5th
Price: $500
Course Size: 20

Subject: Reading/Writing (OG)
Course Name: Multisensory Reading Instruction I
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Jill Costello
Course Description: This Orton-Gillingham based course is designed for students entering first grade. It will focus on strengthening foundational decoding and encoding skills using explicit, systematic instruction. Students will have daily practice with letter/sound correspondence, phonemic awareness, and exposure to strategies to build fluency and vocabulary.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st
Price: $500
Course Size: 4

Subject: Reading/Writing (OG)
Course Name: Multisensory Reading Instruction II
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Lisa Lane
Course Description: This Orton-Gillingham based course is designed for students entering second grade. It will focus on strengthening decoding and encoding skills using explicit, systematic, instruction. Students will have daily practice with drills for automaticity, spelling dictations, phonemic awareness, and syllable types. Students will also learn strategies to build fluency and vocabulary.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 6

Subject: Reading/Writing (OG)
Course Name: Multisensory Reading Instruction III
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Toni Raissis
Course Description: This Orton-Gillingham based course is designed for students entering third grade. It will focus on strengthening decoding and encoding skills using explicit, systematic instruction. Students will have daily practice with drills for automaticity, spelling dictations, syllable types, and syllable division. Students will also practice building fluency and vocabulary.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd
Price: $500
Course Size: 6

Subject: Reading/Writing (OG)
Course Name: Multisensory Reading Instruction IIII
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Sara Martell
Course Description: This Orton-Gillingham based course is designed for students entering fourth grade. It will focus on strengthening decoding and encoding skills using explicit, systematic instruction. Students will have daily practice with drills for automaticity, spelling dictations, syllable types, syllable division, and fluency. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on knowledge of roots and their meanings for building vocabulary.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 6

Subject: Reading
Course Name: Shiloh Book Club
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Kathy Myer
Course Description: Bruins will enjoy a Newbery Award winning novel by Phillis Reynolds Naylor while staying on top of their reading and vocabulary skills. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, he will do anything to save his new friend, Shiloh. The first in a series of four books that will captivate your son’s attention and have him reading all summer long. This two-week summer course will engage Bruins to have candid conversations about our Brunswick Character Continuum through the study of the classic book, ‘Shiloh.' Each lesson will begin with a specific focus for the day to reinforce previously taught concepts. The list includes: metacognition, inferences, metaphors, similes, idioms, hyperbole, imagery and personification. Throughout, our Bruins will have some fun with ‘reading jobs’ such as ‘word wizard’ and ‘artful artist’. ‘Shiloh’ is a ‘Wick Lower School classic that tugs at the hearts of our Bruins, time and time again.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 4th-5th
Price: $500
Course Size: 6

Subject: Reading/Writing
Course Name: Miss. Moroney’s Author Study
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Regan Moroney
Course Description: In this course, the boys will be introduced to two tremendous authors of children’s literature. The boys will analyze each author’s personal and professional life. The boys will develop their literacy skills through various engaging and meaningful reading and writing activities. As a class, we will evaluate and analyze each authors' themes, characters, and writing styles as well as make connections between each author’s life and their work. At the end of the sessions, the boys will participate in the "Greatest Author Debate" in which they will debate their favorite of the two authors.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Reading/Writing
Course Name: Bear Reading Club
Course Length: Session 2-2 Weeks
Dates: 7/11-7/22
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Regan Moroney and Courtney Carbone
Course Description: In this course, we will dive into engaging storybooks. Throughout the week, students will engage in hands-on meaningful reading and writing activities. These activities will develop their language, thinking, and comprehension skills. (Held at the Preschool)
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Writing
Course Name: Basic Writing Skills
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00
Teacher Name: Susie Foyle
Course Description: Spend two weeks learning the skills of how to write a great paragraph, including strong topic and concluding sentences, adding details, transition words, exciting verbs, hooks, and revising and editing the final piece - helping students understand that organizing, clarifying ideas, and improving grammar and presentation are essential to strong writing.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 4th-5th
Price: $500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Writing
Course Name: Creative Writing
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00
Teacher Name: Peyton Long
Course Description: We will read a variety of Mo Willems texts, and look at language and techniques used throughout the stories. The boys will be able to use bold text, speech bubbles, borrow ideas from our author friend, Mo Willems and create their own version of these wonderful stories. They will write and illustrate and allow their ideas to come to life. We will publish a final draft as a culminating project.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Writing
Course Name: Crazy for Comics
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 12:15-1:45
Teacher Name: Jill Costello
Course Description: Calling all comic book fanatics! In this course students will explore the world of comics and graphic novels. Each student will use sequential art to create their own story. Students will take their story through the writing process, focusing on each writing stage. If you are a creative thinker with a zest for writing, come join us!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 6

Subject: Writing
Course Name: Writing Wonders!
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Emma Lunder
Course Description: Do you like to write stories? Are you interested in learning about different story genres? Come to Writing Wonders camp to learn about the writing process and how to write a story! You will learn how to use richer vocabulary, and how to stretch your sentences along the way!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 2nd-3rd
Price: $500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Writing
Course Name: Make Your Own Comic Book
Course Length: Session II - 2 Weeks
Dates: 7/11-7/22
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Samantha Oceguera
Course Description: In this course, students will engage in the creative writing process while they create their own comic books! We will learn about character construction, plot design, conflict, and setting elements to create unique and exciting stories. Additionally, students will design and illustrate their comic strips to bring their stories to life. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to share their finished comic books with their peers. (Held at the Preschool)
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Math
Course Name: Math Games!
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 12:15-1:45, 2:00-3:30
Teacher Name: Emma Lunder
Course Description: Do you need to learn your math facts? Do you love playing games? Guess what, they go hand in hand! Come to Math Game camp to practice addition and subtraction while playing games! At the end of the camp, we will even make our own!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 2nd-3rd
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Math
Course Name: Real World Math Explorations
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Kelly Delane
Course Description: Throughout this two week course, students will spend one week exploring math activities regarding the opening of a Lower School Spirit Store and the second week exploring math activities relating to the Summer Olympics. The activities will include a variety of mathematical content areas including: multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, word problems, money, time, measurement, area and perimeter, graphing and analyzing data, and logic problems. Most activities will be completed collaboratively in partnerships, small groups, or as a whole group.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Math
Course Name: Be a Math Detective
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45, 12:15-1:45
Teacher Name: Samantha Oceguera
Course Description: In this summer course, students will practice their math skills through fun and interactive activities. There are top-secret missions and we need several math detectives to solve each case! By completing math mysteries that focus on concepts taught throughout the school year, math detectives will unlock new clues. In the end, the detectives must collaborate in small groups and share their clues in order to solve the case!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Science
Course Name: Summer Shop Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00
Teacher Name: Tim Coupe
Course Description: Join Mr. Coupe for ten fun-filled days of child directed building activities. Working with hand and power tools, students will learn about safety while designing and creating their own projects. Students use materials including wood, cardboard, paper, wire, paint, and leather in completing their projects. Previous projects have included gym scooters, ceremonial shields, picture frames, skateboards, signs, birdhouses, and habitats for pets. Boys will also have an opportunity to build and experiment with blocks and electric circuits. Your son’s imagination is the only limitation!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 14

Subject: Science
Course Name: Summer Shop Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Tim Coupe
Course Description: Join Mr. Coupe for ten fun-filled days of child directed building activities. Working with hand and power tools, students will learn about safety while designing and creating their own projects. Students use materials including wood, cardboard, paper, wire, paint, and leather in completing their projects. Previous projects have included gym scooters, ceremonial shields, picture frames, skateboards, signs, birdhouses, and habitats for pets. Boys will also have an opportunity to build and experiment with blocks and electric circuits. Your son’s imagination is the only limitation!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 14

Subject: Science
Course Name: Summer Space Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 12:15-1:45
Teacher Name: Tim Coupe
Course Description: Join Mr. Coupe for two weeks as we continue to explore and celebrate the wonders of outer space. We’ll learn about constellations and galaxies, create our own telescopes, follow NASA and SpaceX, learn about blackholes and UFOs and the latest about missions to the moon and Mars. We’ll even build and launch our own rockets. We’ll look back on big events and look forward to future developments. We’ll have discussions, but also do lots of hands-on activities. Content will be targeted in an age-appropriate way to each group of students.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 14

Subject: Science
Course Name: Summer Space Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 2:00-3:30
Teacher Name: Tim Coupe
Course Description: Join Mr. Coupe for two weeks as we continue to explore and celebrate the wonders of outer space. We’ll learn about constellations and galaxies, create our own telescopes, follow NASA and SpaceX, learn about blackholes and UFOs and the latest about missions to the moon and Mars. We’ll even build and launch our own rockets. We’ll look back on big events and look forward to future developments. We’ll have discussions, but also do lots of hands-on activities. Content will be targeted in an age-appropriate way to each group of students.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 14

Subject: Science
Course Name: Wick’s Great Outdoors Course
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00
Teacher Name: Courtney Carbone and Taylor Jones
Course Description: What’s better than being outside enjoying the outdoors with your other friends from Wick? Come join us this summer on the Brunswick Pre and Lower School campus for some Outdoor Adventure fun! We are so fortunate here at Brunswick to have so much access to nature all around us and everyday will be a brand new adventure exploring the great outdoors. As a matter of fact, it has been proven that exposing young kids to the natural world can truly spark more imaginative play and lead students to be healthier and less stressed overall. From nature scavenger hunts, analyzing weather and patterns, exploring Brunswick’s amazing outdoor classroom, walks along our lovely cross-country trails right here on campus, these are just some of the amazing activities your son will get to experience during our short 2 weeks together! We promise the boys will become completely enriched with nature while also enjoying the hot summer sunshine!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-2nd
Price: $500
Course Size: 20

Subject: Science
Course Name: Wick’s Great Outdoors Course
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 10:15-11:45
Teacher Name: Courtney Carbone and Taylor Jones
Course Description: What’s better than being outside enjoying the outdoors with your other friends from Wick? Come join us this summer on the Brunswick Pre and Lower School campus for some Outdoor Adventure fun! We are so fortunate here at Brunswick to have so much access to nature all around us and everyday will be a brand new adventure exploring the great outdoors. As a matter of fact, it has been proven that exposing young kids to the natural world can truly spark more imaginative play and lead students to be healthier and less stressed overall. From nature scavenger hunts, analyzing weather and patterns, exploring Brunswick’s amazing outdoor classroom, walks along our lovely cross-country trails right here on campus, these are just some of the amazing activities your son will get to experience during our short 2 weeks together! We promise the boys will become completely enriched with nature while also enjoying the hot summer sunshine!
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 3rd-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 20

Subject: Science
Course Name: Wick Lego Engineering
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24
Times: 8:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45, 12:15-1:45
Teacher Name: Lauren Hanny
Course Description: Each day we will begin with a story or video that introduces our specific daily challenge. The boys will be given certain parameters and instructions for their build. After the challenge is presented, the boys will have time to sketch out their ideas and start to create. The instructions along with the parameters will be posted on the board as they work. There will be some classes where boys will also be challenged to build with a partner or small team. The class will end each day with a showcase. Each boy will get the chance to show what they built and in some instances to test if their build structure holds up and stays standing. With each showcase there will be a chance to earn points for creativity, following directions, and problem solving. At the end of the session, someone will be named the Lego Master based off of the total points earned. This course will allow boys to creatively express themselves through working on different challenges.
Materials: None
Grade(s): Entering 1st-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Computer Science
Course Name: Math and Coding in the Digital Age with Poonam Gupta
Course Length: Session I - 3 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-7/1
Times: 10:45-12:15
Teacher Name: Poonam Gupta
Course Description: This unique course will teach the mathematics and problem-solving skills required for Computer Science. Most importantly you will learn precision-thinking to solve problems that require exact solutions, and write code to make your own Apps and games! (This class will run at the Upper School campus on Maher Avenue)
Materials: Laptop
Grade(s): Entering 4th-6th
Price: $1,500
Course Size: 10

Subject: Arts/Science
Course Name: Harry Potter Camp
Course Length: Session I - 2 Weeks
Dates: 6/13-6/24 
Times: 10:15-11:45, 12:15-1:45, 2:00-3:30
Teacher Name: Deanna Smyers
Course Description: Muggle schools may not be in session but Hogwarts Brunswick is! Are you ready to be sorted? Our wizards will explore potion making, spells and dueling, Quibbler journalism, storytelling, crafting and of course, Quidditch! We will work with our house and collaborate with other houses as we search for horcruxes and compete in a Triwizard tournament.
Grade(s): Entering 1st-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

Subject: Arts/Science
Course Name: Harry Potter Camp
Course Length: Session II - 2 Weeks
Dates: 7/11-7/22
Times: 10:15-11:45, 12:15-1:45
Teacher Name: Deanna Smyers
Course Description: Muggle schools may not be in session but Hogwarts Brunswick is! Are you ready to be sorted? Our wizards will explore potion making, spells and dueling, Quibbler journalism, storytelling, crafting and of course, Quidditch! We will work with our house and collaborate with other houses as we search for horcruxes and compete in a Triwizard tournament.
Grade(s): Entering 1st-4th
Price: $500
Course Size: 12

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  • Upper School
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    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
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    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
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    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
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    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
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