Upper Camp Class Electives

 


Monday through Friday, students spend their mornings and afternoons receiving instruction in the classes they select. The Upper School has an impressive number of courses available.

New for the Upper School in 2015, the six weeks of camp are now divided into three two-week sessions, vice two three-week semesters. The switch to trimesters for 2015 will put Upper School on the same schedule as Woodcraft, and the additional term will significantly increase the probability of students receiving most of their top choices during class selection.

The daily class schedule is divided into six 45-minute class periods, four in the morning, and two after lunch. Though most classes are two weeks in length and meet for a single 45 minute period, some classes are varied in both length and duration. For example, sailing meets for all six weeks and the class period is a double-period, lasting 90 minutes each day.

In a given summer, a typical class schedule will expose a student to more than 12 different disciplines. Upper School offers more than 90 different classes, so there will always be new experiences as your child progresses through his/her summers at Culver.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Each summer we have a few families who ask that we provide opportunities for their sons or daughters to spend time working on academic projects and/or athletic training assigned from their high school. We are happy to discuss the possibility of scheduling Independent Study or Independent Fitness classes in lieu of a class from the Culver curriculum. A proctor can be made available who will take class attendance and help facilitate the assignment, as needed.

 

2015 UPPER SCHOOL CLASS OFFERINGS

The below list of classes are provided as an example of what Culver normally offers during the summer. While we expect nearly every class on this list to be offered, a few classes may not be offered in 2015 – and it would be equally likely that a few new classes will be added. A more accurate list will be made available on the Summer Portal, a separate website that will be made available in December 2015.

ACADEMICS

  • Algebra 2 Concepts
  • Advanced Math
  • Basic Composition
  • College Application Essay Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • CSI Culver
  • Etiquette
  • Geometry Concepts
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Preparation for SAT (English & Math)
  • Public Speaking
  • Review Algebra
  • Summer Literature

 

ATHLETICS

  • Archery
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Beginning Fly Fishing
  • Casual Fitness
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Exercise of the Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Fencing
  • Football Skills
  • Free Weight Training
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Indoor Racquet Sports
  • Intense Fitness
  • Just for Fun
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Self Defense
  • Skeet/Trap Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Softball B/B Skills
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Traditional American Sports
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

 

MUSIC, THEATRE & ARTS

  • Acting
  • Art Journaling
  • Beading
  • Camp Play
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Dance for Athletes
  • Film Photography
  • Gospel Choir
  • Guitar
  • Instrument
  • Jazz Band
  • Journalism
  • Music Ensemble
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Song Writing & Composition
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Tech
  • Voice

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • French
  • Spanish

 

HORSEMANSHIP

  • Equitation
  • Rough Riding

 

OTHER CLASSES

  • Aviation
  • Games of Strategy
  • Challenge Course

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Digital Photo Magic
  • JAVA for Beginners
  • Video Cinematography

 

WATERFRONT (OR POOL)

  • Basic Sailing and Seamanship
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Competitive Swimming
  • Crew
  • Diving
  • Keelboat Sailing and Seamanship
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Personal Water Craft Safety
  • Small Boat Sailing and Seamanship
  • Varsity Sailing
  • Water Aerobics
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing

*Offers advanced courses

 

Please visit the "Course Catalog" on the Summer Portal when choosing classes for camp.

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