Active Afternoons

Free Learning Experiences at Sterling House

by Michael Rosati
Director of Youth Development
mrosati@sterlinghousecc.org

With support from The AccelerateCT Innovation Grant, Sterling House is able offer Stratford children new, Free learning experiences to keep their brains and bodies active this summer! You can register for one week or join them for all!

These programs are not under Sterling House Summer Camp programs, and are designed for Grades PreK – 8, Monday – Thursday, 3:45 – 4:45 pm. The programs begin Tuesday July 6th – Thursday August 14th.

Offering Something for Everyone!

Week 1: Tuesday July 6 – Friday July 9
Social Superheroes (Grades 3-4): Become comfortable being yourself around others; find your strengths and let them shine!
Sweat It Out! (Grades 3-8): Learn some awesome aerobic exercises while having a great time!
Glee Club Jr.: (Grades 1-2): Come sing your heart out, learn all about your voice, and develop your musical talent.
Film Club Pt. 1 (Grades 5-8): In this first part of a two-part series, you will learn the basics of filming and editing.
Jumpstart to Algebra! Pt. 1 (Grades 6-8): This first part of a two-week course will review the core concepts required for success in Algebra in High School and beyond. This can be a good way to fill in gaps for students heading into Pre Algebra or Algebra level courses in the Fall.
Passport Around the World! (Grades K-6): Join us on some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.

Week 2: Monday July 12 – Thursday July 15
Learn to Ride (a bike!) (Ages 3-8): While we do not guarantee that your child will be fully riding a bike at the end of the 4-day session, we will get them comfortable with their bike, their balance, and give them confidence in riding.
Epic Kids Run (Grades 3-8): Join us after camp for the Epic Kids Run where we will work as a team to reach new levels of fitness and personal accomplishments.
Community Club (Grades Pre-k – 2): Kids will spend the hour in our food pantry. Through tasks and story time we will learn about ways to serve their community.
Film Club Pt. 2 (Grades 5-8): In this second week of a two-part series, you will be able to film and edit your own short clip! (prerequisite: part 1 of film club).
Jumpstart to Algebra! Pt. 2: This is a continuation of last week’s introduction to Algebra. This can be a good way fill in gaps for students heading into Pre Algebra or Algebra level courses in the Fall (prerequisite: part 1)
Passport Around the World! (Grades K-6): Join us on some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.

Week 3: Monday July 19 – Thursday July 22
The Sterling House Dance Factory (Grades Pre-K – 3): Sing karaoke, dance, and play fun games at the Sterling House Dance Factory.
Confidence Club (Grades 5-8): Why blend in, when you were meant to stand out? Learn the skills to be a more confident middle schooler.
Theater 101 (Grades All): Come join us as we enter the world of theater! Jump into this course with us as we dive into theater and learn some skills to start us off on our theater journey- such as singing and dancing.
Passport Around the World! (Grades K-6): Join us for some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.
Jumpstart to Algebra! Pt. 1 (Grade: 6-8): This first part of a two-week course will work to review the core concepts required for success in Algebra in High School and beyond. This can be a good way to bust the rust and fill in gaps for students heading into Pre Algebra or Algebra level courses in the Fall.

Week 4: Monday July 26 – Thursday July 29
Learn to Ride (a bike!) (Ages 3-8): While we do not guarantee that your child will be fully riding a bike at the end of the 4-day session, we will get them comfortable with their bike, their balance, and give them confidence in riding.
Art Club! (Grades 1-3): Boost your creativity, improve your skills and make better art with classes taught at SHCC.
Girl POWER (Grades 5-8): Discover your best self through crafts and activities, girl talk, confidence-building, and new connections.
Passport Around the World! (Grades K-6): Join us on some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.
Jumpstart to Algebra! Pt. 2: This is a continuation of last week’s introduction to Algebra. This can be a good way to fill in gaps for students heading into Pre Algebra or Algebra level courses in the Fall. (prerequisite: part 1)

Week 5: Monday August 2 – Thursday August 5
Learn to Ride (a bike!) (Ages 3-8): While we do not guarantee that your child will be fully riding a bike at the end of the 4 day session, we will get them comfortable with their bike, their balance, and give them confidence in riding.
Glee Club (Grades 3-4): Come sing your heart out, learn all about your voice, and develop your musical talent!
Irish Dancing (Grades All): This course is an introduction to Irish Dancing. Participants will learn basic steps and skills needed to Irish Dance.
Marketing & Entrepreneurship (Grades 5-8): Come learn how to design a business and market it to your community!
Early Start Algebra Pt. 1 (Grades 5-6): This learning experience would give students an introduction to variables, the logic of equations and branching into other interesting and useful topics depending on the needs and progress of the group. This class would be for students who are not yet going into Pre- Algebra in the Fall as a way to gain some early exposure in these topics. Jumpstart to Algebra! Pt. 1
Passport Around the World! (Grades: K-6): Join us on some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.

Week 6: Monday August 9 – Thursday August 14
Learn Korean (Grades 4-8): Come learn the basics of the Korean language.
Cooking (Grades 3-8): Together let’s make some cool snacks! Learn the basics of working in a kitchen and preparing food.
Glee Club (Grades 3-4): Come sing your heart out, learn all about your voice, and develop your musical talent!
Art Club! (Grades 1-3): Boost your creativity, improve your skills and make better art with classes taught at SHCC.
Early Start Algebra Pt. 1 (Grades 5-6): This learning experience would give students an introduction to variables, the logic of equations and branching into other interesting and useful topics depending on the needs and progress of the group. This class would be for students who are not yet going into Pre- Algebra in the Fall as a way to gain some early exposure in these topics. JumpStart to Algebra! Pt. 1 (prerequisite: part 1)
Passport Around the World! (Grades: K-6): Join us on some Spanish cultural fun as we travel across the world right here at SHCC. Each week we will discover a new country and introduce you to basic Spanish speaking skills.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation based on COVID19 conditions and federal, state and local mandates, regulations and guidelines.

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