Leaning Middles

In our Leaning Middles program, students engage in meaningful discussions and activities with their peers to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of their world. Students, guided by instructors, will learn to communicate their ideas in an environment that values each student's contributions. With a variety of classes, this program is perfect for expanding the horizons of your student.

This program is designed for students who read and write at a minimum 5th grade level, manage tasks independently, and possess the maturity for upper-level discussions.

Program Options

Full Day:
6 classes
9am - 3:30pm

Morning Half Day:
3 classes
9am - 11:45am

Afternoon Half Day:
3 classes
12:45pm - 3:30pm

Register Now

Register for Individual Classes

Volunteer Option

Full day students may apply to volunteer during a specific course. Volunteers will receive 10% off their tuition, and a volunteer certificate.

Leaning Middles Courses

Quarter 3 Morning Session

Block 1

Brain Power

Brain Power: Let's Put on Our Thinking Caps

9:00am

Spontaneous problem-solving in a fun, creative, and imaginative atmosphere - that's what our students will experience in this Odyssey of the Mind style experience. Students will practice divergent thinking skills with hands-on challenges each week. Every challenge has many possible outcomes, which allows students to discuss their end results, encouraging original ideas and creativity. These team exercises give your student the opportunity to work together and communicate, just as they would, down the road, in the workplace.

Block 2

Brain Power

Brain Power: The Game of Economics

10:00am

Do you have what it takes to win The Game of Economics? Money, taxes, budgeting, and excitement will be explored each week as teams compete in various economics-themed challenges. This class will be interactive and take place primarily outdoors. WARNING: Students may inadvertently garner knowledge through games.

Block 3

Global Trek

Global Trek: World Religions

11:00am

Get ready for a journey around the world and into the heart of the five primary global religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. We will begin our exploration by discussing the First Amendment, and from there, develop a list of questions and discussion topics for our weekly presenters. Each week, we will explore a different religion, examining the god or gods, where it’s found in the world, history, basic tenants, and ceremonies. We will also discuss how each of these religions differ and how they are similar. Expect a thought-provoking and dynamic experience every week!

Quarter 3 Afternoon Session

Block 4

Express Yourself

Express Yourself: Intro to Film

12:45pm

Everyone has a story to tell. Together we'll explore the art of film, the people who make them, and the impact it has on our society. Then we'll dive right into the practical side of film, learning the basic process of film creation and making our very own class production!

Block 5

The Great Debaters Club

The Great Debaters Club

1:45pm

By popular demand, The Great Debaters Club is back! In Quarter 3, we will be continuing to hone our oracy skills through spirited and fun debates. During Week 1, we will jump right into team activities, so vocabulary and concepts from the previous class, such as the definition and reason for debate, will be provided ahead of time for new students. This is an exciting and fast-paced class where the students select the topics and prepare their own arguments. We will reinforce research and how to develop a strong argument. Roll up your sleeves and come prepared to jump into spirited and fair debate!

*Please bring index cards.

Block 6

Global Trek

Global Trek: Greek Mythology - Yia Yia Tales

2:45pm

Take an odyssey into Greek mythology as we explore the oral traditions, myths and tales from Hellenic Greece. From the wars of the Titans and the tales that ancient citizens of the first united Greece clung to in order to explain the natural world to the hero's journey and a boat ride down River Styx, this class is certain to be an EPIC!

Quarter 4 Morning Session

Block 1

Brain Power

Brain Power: STEM Team Challenge

9:00am

STEM Team Challenge is an exciting blend of STEM activities and team builders. Communication is key, and none of these activities can be completed alone! Our students will plan and implement solutions to proposed problems each week in a variety of activities including an escape room, building challenges, cooperation activities and more.

Block 2

Brain Power

In Your Own Words: Book Club

10:00am

Esperanza Rising is an award-winning novel set during the Great Depression, about a Mexican girl's immigration to California. "Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel that gives voice to those who have historically been denied one." (Scholastic)
Our Book Club will dig deep into the history, symbolism, characters and author of this novel. Each week, we'll discuss chapters read (required homework) and study a different facet of the novel. For the last week, we'll have a mini-fiesta to celebrate!

*Esperanza Rising is a chapter book at a 5.3 reading level. Students are expected to complete the assigned reading before the assigned day, so they are able to keep up with the activities in class. Students should acquire the book and read chapters 1-4 before class begins.

Block 3

Wild Child

Wild Child: Nature-Sophy

11:00am

Nature-Sophy is a nature mediated inquiry into the world of philosophy. However, this is not the dusty ivory tower version; we will explore concepts from changing perspectives to concept differentiation, as well as, systems and language, all in tandem with experience in Nature. Course Materials: Malleable Minds. Course Outcomes: A new way of seeing. Looking forward to sharing this adventure!

Quarter 4 Afternoon Session

Block 4

Statecraft

Statecraft: The Art of Governing

12:45pm

This civics class will explore the democratic process, as well as our Constitution. Through the creation of their own government, students will become familiar with the Bill of Rights, their guaranteed freedoms, and our election process. Every week, students will explore a new topic in law and order. In week six, our Supervisor of Elections will visit and conduct a mock election.

Block 5

Express Yourself

Express Yourself: The Magic of Watercolor Painting

1:45pm

Students will explore various techniques and experimentation with watercolor paints. Every week, a new technique or experiment will be presented to the students to create individual works of art and "embrace happy accidents!"

Block 6

Life Skills

Life Skills: Life Beyond the Classroom

2:45pm

Education should include skills that a child can carry on with them once they leave your nest. These six classes will broaden their skills outside of their academic lessons and into the real world! Topics will include home maintenance, cooking, first aid and more. Every week will be presented by an expert in the field.

About Us

Camp HSR! is a Florida Non-Profit Corporation from the founders of the Fort Myers, FL based Homeschool Rocks! Co-op. We specialize in educational classes and events.


Contact

info@camphsr.com


Hula Frog Most Loved Winner
Homeschool Rocks!
Yoga Rocks!

© 2018. Camp HSR!