Summer Programming 2019

Our summer programming was designed with your family in mind. Whether you would like to keep your child(ren) engaged in occasional fun-focused learning opportunities throughout the summer months or you need consistent chunks of childcare with a focus on growing academic skills, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Your kids can enjoy workshops with a science, math, history, reading, writing, and/or social studies focus. They can engage in some physical and artistic endeavors. And they can absolutely grow their love for all things reading and writing.

Whether your child is struggling or soaring academically, we can help them to grow their skills -learning and loving it at Book Bums.

Weekly Camps Schedule and description!

Acting Up Theater Camp

Monday at 11:00am with Alexandra Williams

Artful Play

Tuesday at 11:00am with Liz Pons

Yoga

Wednesday at 11:00am with Pooja

STREAM

Thursday at 11:00am with Donna Bright and Dr. Christina Williams

News Crew Writing Reporters

Friday at 11:00am with Dr. Christina Williams

Week-Long Camps Schedule and description!

You can find descriptions and registration info for all of our classes below!

Kids ages 6-10

10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

6/3-7 Poetry Writing Tool Kit

6/10-14 Sew What?!

6/17-21 Cool Coins

6/24-28 Where in the World?!

7/1-3 America the Beautiful

7/8-12 Plant ‘n Pick a Pumpkin

7/15-19 Fairy Tales

7/22-26 Thomas Edison

7/29-8/2 O-H I-O

8/5-9 Beeutiful Bees

$90 per week

 

Kids ages 6-10

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

6/3-7 Beeutiful Bees

6/10-14 O-H I-O

6/17-21 Thomas Edison

6/24-28 Lightning Bug Love

7/1-3 America the Beautiful

7/8-12 Plant ‘n Pick a Pumpkin

7/15-19 Fairy Tales (ages 10-13)

7/22-26 Cool Coins

7/29-8/2 Sew What?!

8/5-9 Poetry Writing Tool Kit

$90 per week

Brown Bag Readers

At 12:00 every weekday we’ll host Brown Bag Readers. Bring your lunch (or purchase one at Book Bums) and listen to a story. Then, kids read a book of their choosing and get instruction in a 1-1 conference with a teacher.

Poetry Writing Tool Kit!

This workshop is such a fun one for beginning writers! Kids will create tools like hammers to learn about tools like rhythm in poetry. We’ll hammer some beats as we read poems, noting how the author uses words to create rhythm. Then we’ll try to write our own poems using that tool. We’ll make and use plenty of tools to make reading and writing poetry FUN!

Sew What?!

Our kids will explore lots of books about quilts, and then they’ll use real needles and thread and fabric of their own choosing to create their own nine patch square pillows. Our kids are so very proud of themselves when they complete their works of art! These are treasured keepsakes.

Cool Coins

Join us to learn all about coins- their values, who’s on the front and what’s on the back, and even how many drops of water fit on each coin. We’ll practice counting by ones, fives, tens, and even twenty-fives. We’ll tally, sing songs, and learn a lot of information about some of our nation’s favorite presidents. This workshop will be sure to grow the history buff inside your kids!

Where in the World?!

This class is for kids who love to learn. We’ll identify and locate the continents and oceans on a world map, make a 3-D map, color and label maps of the world, our nation, our state, and more! We’ll even learn about Earth’s landforms. If your kids love making things, they’ll just love this geography-focused workshop.

America the Beautiful

This workshop is 3 days long, but it’s packed with fun. We’ll explore our nation’s pledge, national anthem, symbols and great leaders. All participants will receive an American flag to display proudly for the Fourth of July festivities and they’ll come to know just how and why we celebrate. These lessons are sure to inspire the national pride in each participant!

Plant 'n pick a pumpkin

We’re going to get our hands dirty learning about plants, how they grow, and just how important they are. We’ll enjoy lots of science-focused activities around plants in general, and we’re even going to plant a pumpkin to care for, and it  will be ready for picking for Halloween!

Fairy tales

Each day of the week we’re going to explore a fairy tale and many versions of each of those tales that represent vast and varied world cultures. We’ll explore what makes a folktale a fairy tale and how authors continue to adapt those timeless stories today. We may even try to write our own version of a favorite tale.

thomas edison

Thomas Edison was a determined worker who never gave up on his dream to become an inventor. We will to learn what it takes to persevere by doing some not-so-easy science experiments with wires, bulbs, and batteries. We’ll even write to the Edison Museum and they’ll send information to your child’s home after the workshop is completed to inspire some more science experiments!

O-H-I-O

There are so many interesting things to learn about the great state of Ohio! Your kids are going to become Ohio state experts who’ll identify Ohio on a map, name its neighbors, and will absolutely be able to share lots interesting tidbits. We’ll create an Ohio museum for the community to explore at the end of our week together.

Beeutiful Bees

In this workshop we will catch the buzz about bees, learn about how these busy insects grow into the makers of delicious honey and so much more. We’ll have a bee expert who’ll share some sweet information as well as delicious samples.

Lightning Bug Love

These insects light up our summer nights, and we’re going to learn all about them. We’ll even make some of our own glow creatures. Your kids will enjoy learning lots of fascinating facts!

Fairy Tales

Each day we’ll explore a different fairy tale and many versions of each of those tales representing vast and varied world cultures. We’ll explore what makes a folktale a fairy tale and how authors continue to adapt those timeless stories today. We will even try to write our own version of a favorite tale.