Afternoon Workshop Selection

Workshop Schedule

WEEK ONE (July 5-8)

*please note that we are closed on July 4th

Grades 6-7: Tennis for All Levels - Back by popular demand!  Come work on your tennis game and general fitness in a fun, team-oriented atmosphere! Throughout the week, students will play games and matches, practice tennis drills, apply strategy, and engage in physical conditioning. Students at any level can join!  Students are encouraged to bring their own racket if they have one.  (We will have extras available for those who do not.)  Please note: Space in this group is limited by the number of seats available in the AIM van

Grades 6-8: Science of Nature - Explore the natural world around AIM's campus in a week of scientific study!  Students will spend time outdoors engaging in nature walks, plant studies, and wildlife watching, and then bring their findings back to the lab. With fun and learning both inside and out, this workshop is the best of both worlds!

Grades 8-10: Filmmaking - Description Pending

Grades 8-10: Fitness and Nutrition - This program focuses on teaching and implementing healthy lifestyle choices in personal fitness and nutrition. Students will explore safe practices in strength and fitness, as well as smart choices in food selection and preparation. Hands-on experience will be combined with personal coaching to make this program applicable to any student, regardless of athletic experience.

WEEK TWO (July 11-15)

Grades 6-7: 4 Chords Music Workshop - Last summer, students in this workshop rocked out to some '80s classics!  What will the genre be this summer...Join us to find out!  In this workshop, students will learn to play 4 chords (C, D, Em, G) on the piano and guitar, as well as the fundamentals for playing the bass and drums.  After tutorials in each, students will pick their instrument of choice and together they will form a band and learn to play various songs using the 4 chords learned. No musical skills required!

Grades 6-7: Fishing in Philadelphia - Mr. Zimmerman is carrying on our summer tradition of local fishing adventures!  Students will visit various fishing locations around the Philadelphia area while exploring local rivers, canals, and more.  Students are encouraged to bring their own fishing pole and sun/insect protection (hooks and bait will be provided).  Don’t have a fishing pole?  No problem!  We will have some extras available.  Please note: Space in this group is limited by the number of seats available in the AIM van.

Grades 6-8: Classic Game Strategy - Get your game on!  Join us for some tried-and-true board games and learn how to play to win!  Students will learn how to think ahead of their opponent and explore different strategies of play.  Examples of games include Risk, Monopoly, Diplomacy, Battleship, Connect Four, and more!  While each game has 100+ ways to win, the most successful players are the ones with a plan!

Grades 8-10: Summer STEAM - "STEAM" full speed ahead into summer with a week of extreme engineering challenges.  Build the tallest structure, the strongest bridge, the best egg-drop container, and more!  Students will engage in cooperative projects and some friendly competition as they put their builds to the test.


Grades 8-10: Create a Sport! - What makes a sport a sport?  Join us as we explore the expanding definition of “sports” and how some common ones have evolved and gained popularity in the U.S. and around the world.  Students will research, discuss, and play several sports throughout the week before designing and testing their own! 

WEEK THREE (July 18-22)

Grades 6-7: Create a Sport! - What makes a sport a sport?  Join us as we explore the expanding definition of “sports” and how some common ones have evolved and gained popularity in the U.S. and around the world.  Students will research, discuss, and play several sports throughout the week before designing and testing their own!

Grades 6-8: Art Meets Science! - Use patterns, chemical reactions, and physics to create, design, and decorate! Students will engage in a variety of experiments that combine art, science, and math.  Possible projects include paint "bombs", homemade sidewalk chalk, pendulum painting, sun prints, rainbow crystals, and more!

Grades 8-10: 4 Chords Music Workshop - Last summer, students in this workshop rocked out to some '80s classics!  What will the genre be this summer...Join us to find out!  In this workshop, students will learn to play 4 chords (C, D, Em, G) on the piano and guitar, as well as the fundamentals for playing the bass and drums.  After tutorials in each, students will pick their instrument of choice and together they will form a band and learn to play various songs using the 4 chords learned. No musical skills required!

Grades 8-10: Fishing in Philadelphia - Mr. Zimmerman is carrying on our summer tradition of local fishing adventures!  Students will visit various fishing locations around the Philadelphia area while exploring local rivers, canals, and more.  Students are encouraged to bring their own fishing pole and sun/insect protection (hooks and bait will be provided).  Don’t have a fishing pole?  No problem!  We will have some extras available.  Please note: Space in this group is limited by the number of seats available in the AIM van.

WEEK FOUR (JUly 25-29)

Grades 6-7: Filmmaking -  Description Pending

Grades 6-7: Summer STEAM - "STEAM" full speed ahead into summer with a week of extreme engineering challenges.  Build the tallest structure, the strongest bridge, the best egg-drop container, and more!  Students will engage in cooperative projects and some friendly competition as they put their builds to the test.

Grades 6-10: Community Service - This action-packed week will include a variety of opportunities to serve the community. Students will spend the afternoons doing projects in local settings and using their hands to make a difference! Possible projects include: working with animals, nature conservation, and creating a mural to beautify our school!  Off campus trips are part of this workshop and details about locations will be shared closer to the start of the program.  Please note: Space in this group is limited by the number of seats available in the AIM van.

Grades 8-10: Tennis for All Levels - Back by popular demand!  Come work on your tennis game and general fitness in a fun, team-oriented atmosphere! Throughout the week, students will play games and matches, practice tennis drills, apply strategy, and engage in physical conditioning. Students at any level can join!  Students are encouraged to bring their own racket if they have one.  (We will have extras available for those who do not.)  Please note: Space in this group is limited by the number of seats available in the AIM van.

 

Grades 8-10: Creative Storytelling - Have a story you want to tell?  Join us as we break away from the “rules” of essay writing.  In this workshop, students will explore and choose from a range of storytelling methods and genres, then use their imagination to step into the minds of their characters and create unusual and unpredictable storylines and conclusions. This workshop is intended to remove pressure from the writing process and focus on imagination, creative storytelling, and fun.

Please note that afternoon Workshops are only available to students registered for AIM’s full day Middle or Upper School summer programs.  This is a four-week program, and we do not currently offer week-by-week prorated options. Students select one workshop for each week of the program.

If you need to access the selection form that was emailed to registered students, please contact Erin DeVault at edevault@aimpa.org.