Keep your goals on course this summer - experience The Roeper School's live academic and enrichment classes from the comfort of your own home. These small, live online classes will engage, stimulate and enrich your child's educational experience.

Why Choose Roeper Summer Experience Virtual Learning Classes

Roeper Summer Experience Online offers small, live, on-line classes of 10-14 students resulting in a personalized experience. Small class sizes promote relationships with both instructors and fellow students. There is dedicated class time for children to interact with the instructor and to socialize with peers. 

Schedules are designed so that students are able to take one or multiple classes per session. Students may mix and match classes to create a custom schedule that appeals to their academic, artistic, and social interests. 

Roeper Summer Experience Online continues to value and embrace the central characteristics of the Roeper community: diversity; an appreciation for all people; and, respect for everyone's potential.

Children from all communities and schools are welcome to attend summer classes online at Roeper. Try Roeper for the summer and experience the Roeper Difference!

Course names are followed in parentheses by the grade level. Grade levels are for the 2020/2021 school year. Click on a course name to read the full description including dates and times of class, how the class will be hosted, name of instructor and the price of the class.  Classes require a minimum of 6 enrolled students. Classes not meeting the minimum required enrollment may be canceled.  Material lists will be emailed in the beginning of June. All times listed for classes are Eastern Standard Time.
For your convenience, Roeper Summer Experience Online accepts ACH or eCheck payments online for no additional fee. You may pay the deposit, pay in full, pay deposit and arrange an installment or you may return later to pay a custom amount.  We still accept mailed payments, money orders and cash. A payment of $150 is due within 14 days of registration. Should there be a remaining balance, the balance is due by May 1.

The last day to cancel an Online class and receive a refund is May 1, 2021.

Creative Writing

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  • Squad of Scribes (2-5)

    Campers will let their creative juices flow in this fellowship of creative writers. Student interest will be taken into account in terms of what genres are pursued. This class is the follow-up to 2020's Writer's Lounge, where campers published a hard copy anthology as well as a website with their writing and illustrations. While this year's offering will have similar opportunities for publishing and creative freedom, the course's direction will follow the interests of the campers enrolled. Previous experience in last year's session is not required. 

    INSTRUCTOR: Blake Pynnonen
    GRADES 2-5
    SESSION 3-4: JULY 26 – August 13
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $300
     
    About the Instructor: The Squad of Scribes will be facilitated by Blake Pynnonen. Blake attended the University of Pittsburgh on a full-tuition academic scholarship, where he majored in Philosophy, and minored in Linguistics and Film Studies; Blake also has a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, with a teaching major in Language Arts. Having taught full-time for over six years, Blake’s experience specializes with children in the upper elementary grades, having spent the last two years on Roeper’s faculty as a Stage III (grades 2 and 3) and Stage IV (grades 4 and 5) teacher. 
  • Play Writing Workshop (3-8)

    Do you love the magic of live theater? Do you like to make up fun stories with your friends? Have you ever wanted to write, direct, and star in your own show? Then this is the camp for you! You and your classmates will work together to write a short play that yo will then perform at the end of camp. Discover what elements make a good story, discuss character tropes and elements of humor, put your writing skills to the test, and get ready to put on your very own short production! The play is what you make it, no performance will be the same!

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 3-8
    Session 3: July 26 - August 6
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.
  • Slam Poetry Workshop (5-8)

    You have been invited to become a member of the Live Poets Society, the most exclusive group of performers in all of America. Join your fellow poets in the "Canary Club" for your members-only daily meetings, where you will put your minds together to write and perform new poetic works that will change the world. If you accept this invitation, you will ne able to mingle with Poetry Slam State Championship title holders, be given exclusive access to classic works of prose, and even receive your very own membership card distinguishing you as a Live Poets Society writer-in-training. The choice is yours: are you ready to be part of something great?

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 5-8
    Session 1: June 28 - July 9
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 pM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.
  • Collaborative Creative Writing and Adventures in CoSpaces (5-9)

    This course combines creative writing with an online 3D graphics app called CoSpaces to give students a mutual space to help each other create 3D worlds and stories shaped around those worlds. Participating students need to be interested in all three aspects of the course: creative writing, 3D graphics design, and collaboration. Students should familiarize themselves with the basic features of CoSpaces before the camp begins by going to CoSpaces.io and exploring the app. CoSpaces is free to participating students for the duration of the camp. (Note: Students who want to save their creations beyond the last day of camp will either need to pay CoSpaces $10, or pay for their own subscription to CoSpaces.)
     
    Students with parental permission will need to create an account at Cospaces.io before the session begins.
     
    Instructor: Dan Jacobs
    Grades 5 - 9
    Session 2: July 12 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics.
  • Asking the Shadows to Dance: A Journey in Creative Writing (6-9)

    Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” —Carl Sandburg 
    Students use their own experiences, stream of consciousness, music, imitation of published writers, and more to bring out their inner poet. The main goal of this workshop is to form a mutually-supportive community of fellow writers for inspiration and feedback.  
     
    Instructor: Dan Jacobs
    Grades 6-9
    Session 3: July 26 - August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the instructor:
    Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics.

Math

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  • Guinea Pig Math (grade 2)

    This is a math class designed to practice the skill of reading and responding to word problems, often using bar models, in line with the 2A and 3A Singapore Dimensions math curriculum. Each word problem uses Guinea Pigs and other fun classroom themes for inspiration! This class would be best for students moving from the 2A to 3A math level.  
     
     
    Instructor: Ciaran McQuiston
    Grade 2
    Session 1: June 28 – July 9
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor:
    Ciaran McQuiston is a Stage III team teacher and also a professional artist. She loves teaching math, language arts and social studies, and finding ways to weave fun and creativity into every class! She has taught art to kids and grown-ups since 2012, and before- and after-school enrichment to a variety of elementary age groups. 
     
  • Multiplication and Division (3-4)

    This is a math class that will focus on Multiplication and division in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum: factors, multiples, multiplying by a 1-digit number and dividing by a 1-digit number. We will focus on both the algorithms used for these problems and the concepts behind them.

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 3-4
    Session 1: June 28 – July 9
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Addition and Subtraction (3-4)

    This is a math class that will focus on addition and subtraction in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum: multidigit addition and subtraction with regrouping and addition and subtraction with decimals. We will focus on both the algorithms used and the concepts behind them.

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 3-4
    Session 1: July 12 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Pokémon Math (3-4)

    This is a math class designed to practice the skill of reading and responding to word problems in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum. Each word problem uses Pokémon and other fun classroom themes for inspiration! Through answering these word problems students will work on developing their problem solving toolboxes. This class would be best for students currently in 3rd and 4th grade.

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 3-4
    Session 1: July 26 – August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Pokémon Math (4-5)

    This is a math class designed to practice the skill of reading and responding to word problems in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum. Each word problem uses Pokémon and other fun classroom themes for inspiration! Through answering these word problems students will work on developing their problem solving toolboxes. This class would be best for students currently in 4th and 5th grade.

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 4-5
    Session 1: June 28 – July 9
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Multiplication and Division (4-5)

    This is a math class that will focus on multiplication and division in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum: multiplying and dividing by a 2-digit number and multiplying and dividing decimals. We will focus on both the algorithms used and the concepts behind them. 

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 4-5
    Session 2: July 12 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Fractions (4-5)

    This is a math class that will focus on fractions in line with the Singapore Dimensions math curriculum: converting fractions to decimals, equivalent fractions and addition, subtraction, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will focus on both the algorithms used and the concepts behind them.

    Instructor: Amy Romano
    Grade 4-5
    Session 3: July 26 – August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $200

    About the Instructor: Amy Romano is a Roeper Alum who has returned to The Roeper School as a 2nd and 3rd grade team teacher. Amy received a BSc specializing in Life Sciences from Queens University. She has experience running math and science activities at Roeper Summer Day Camp, teaching math and science to students at The Roeper School and she spent the 2017-2018 school year as a lab assistant at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • Pre-Algebra Preparation (5-8)

    Pre-Algebra Preparation is a course for students who will be entering Pre-Algebra or equivalent in the Fall. We will practice and focus on necessary skills such as topics decimal/fraction operations, inequalities, exponents, variables, basic geometry, and percent. The course is ideal for students who need extra practice in these essential basic math skills before working with arithmetic algorithms, equations, and other more rigorous concepts in Pre-Algebra.  All classroom materials will be provided to the students as well as necessary practice in between classes. 

    Instructor: Duy Mo
    Grades 5 - 8
    Session 1-2: June 28 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $400

    About the Instructor:
    My name is Duy Mo, and I teach Middle School Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1 at Roeper. This is my second year in the community, and I am excited to engage with anyone in Mathematics! I aim to infuse my lessons with fun, engaging materials and to really get to know a student's affinity in the subject matter.  In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, reading science-fiction, and playing the latest video and board games! I look forward to meeting you, and I encourage you to inquire, investigate, and ask many questions! 
  • Algebra 1 Preparation (6-9)

     
    Algebra 1 Preparation is a course for students who have already taken Pre-Algebra and need to brush up on skills before jumping into Algebra 1 in the Fall. We will practice and focus on topics including basic algebra concepts and review of arithmetic equations/expressions, decimals, fractions, proportions, exponents, integers. The course is ideal for students who need extra practice or a stronger basic understanding of Algebra. All classroom materials will be provided to the students as well as necessary practice in between classes. 

    Instructor: Duy Mo
    Grades 6 - 9
    Session 1-2: June 28 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $400

    About the Instructor: My name is Duy Mo, and I teach Middle School Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1 at Roeper. This is my second year in the community, and I am excited to engage with anyone in Mathematics! I aim to infuse my lessons with fun, engaging materials and to really get to know a student's affinity in the subject matter.  In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, reading science-fiction, and playing the latest video and board games! I look forward to meeting you, and I encourage you to inquire, investigate, and ask many questions! 

Forensics and Debate

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  • Middle School Debate and Philosophy (5-8)

    This is an introductory debate enrichment course for self-motivated students interested in learning how to use debate as a tool to achieve greater and understanding and empathy. Students with large amounts of competitive debate experience, as well as those hoping to gain skills for debating on the national level, will likely not find this course useful. This course covers the basics of case construction, sound reasoning, logic, cross-examination, rebuttal, and persuasive delivery. The central focus of the course is logic- and fact-based reasoning that leads to constructive and informed discussions and greater understanding of others’ perspectives. In other words, the goal is not how to win a debate, but how to use debate as a means to see an issue from multiple perspectives.   We will use issues relevant to middle school students for content. These might include: cell phones should be banned in middle school; a parent’s right to know ought to be valued over a child’s right to privacy; and more.
     
    Instructor: Dan Jacobs
    Grades 5 - 8
    Session 2: July 12- July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics.
  • Middle School Introduction to Forensic Acting & Public Speaking (5-8)

    Introduction to Forensic Acting & Public Speaking Camp is not a crime scene camp. This camp introduces students to Forensic Acting, a form of engagement with literature and public speaking of all kinds that emphasizes the connections students make to performance pieces.  Students are given guidance with offering and receiving constructive criticism as they use improvisation and other techniques to learn various skills centered on acting, public speaking, and line interpretation.  Students will experience one-on-one coaching and learn the basics of public speaking in a supportive environment.
     
    Students are welcome to bring any of their favorite children's stories, poems, excerpts from books or plays, or TV/movie scenes, and their own creative writing.
     
    Instructor: Dan Jacobs
    Grades 5 - 8
    Session 3: July 26 - August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor: Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics. 
  • High School Debate and Philosophy (9-11)

    This is an introductory debate enrichment course for self-motivated students interested in learning how to use debate as a tool to achieve greater and understanding and empathy. Students with large amounts of competitive debate experience, as well as those hoping to gain skills for debating on the national level, will likely not find this course useful. This course covers the basics of case construction, sound reasoning, logic, cross-examination, rebuttal, and persuasive delivery. The central focus of the course is logic- and fact-based reasoning that leads to constructive and informed discussions and greater understanding of others’ perspectives. In other words, the goal is not how to win a debate, but how to use debate as a means to see an issue from multiple perspectives. We will use current and past events as material for discussion and debate. Students will learn about two styles of competitive debate: Values Debate (also known as Lincoln-Douglas Debate), which has a heavy philosophical leaning, and Public Forum Debate. Given the short amount of time we will be meeting together, students will be expected to do at least 15 minutes of work in between each session. Students and parents will need to be open to discussion of a range of issues from various perspectives, including those with which they disagree. 
     

    Instructor: Dan Jacobs
    Grades 9 - 11
    Session 2: July 12 - July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor: Dan has taught science fiction and fantasy literature, forensics, debate and a myriad of other classes at The Roeper School for over 20 years. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English, a minor in Social Sciences and certification in Secondary Education. He is the Head Coach for speech activities at Roeper, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, High School Forensics and Middle School Forensics. 


Acting and Theatre

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  • Best of The Bard: Why Shakespeare is Actually Really, Really Cool (3-8)

    What do the movies The Lion King, West Side Story, and Gnomeo and Juliet all have in common? They were inspired by some of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays! Find out more about the Bard and how his stories are still influencing us today. We will look at the life and times of Shakespeare, read excerpts of his works, go on virtual visits to his theatre, consider modern adaptations, and even participate in a virtual escape room based on some of the mysteries surrounding his life. To join or not to join, that is the question!

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 3-8
    Session 1: June 28 - July 9
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.
  • Acting Intensive: Character Study & Scene Study (6-11)

    Calling all aspiring actors! During this acting intensive, you will learn how to stage a scene that would rival even the best of Oscar-winning performances. Work with acting partners to bring meaning to your scene, dive into the mind of your character, and deliver a show-stopping experience never before seen on Zoom!

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 3-8
    Session 1: June 28 - July 9
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 pM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.
  • Audition Prep (6-11)

    Do you love acting, but want to brush up on your auditioning skills? Do you want to be a star on the stage but the thought of a cold read sends shivers down your spine? Find out more about auditioning from a seasoned pro who will give you the best tips and tricks on how to give the best audition you can! Learn how to create a résumé, choose the best headshot, organize an audition binder, and nail that dance combo. Whether you are a theatre veteran or have never set foot in an audition room, this camp will prepare you for it all!

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 6-11
    Session 2: July 12 - July 23
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 pM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.

History

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  • Rad Women Throughout History (3-8)

    Journey through history to learn more about the women who shaped our world, from mythological matrons and historical heroines to the fierce female leads that we know and love today. We will learn about who these women are and will participate in activities based on their lives. The camp will wrap up with a costume-encouraged celebration of the women that have made our lives special, whether they are known throughout the world or just as a member of our family.

    Instructor: Katarina Moore
    Grades: 3-8
    Session 2: July 12 - July 23
    CLASS WILL MEET DAILY, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
    TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    CLASS WILL MEET ON ZOOM.
    COST: $150

    About the Instructor: Katarina Moore has spent almost her entire life performing, but now, she much prefers to help others hone their artistic abilities. Katarina is a Roeper alumnus and is currently finishing up her English degree and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Go Blue!). She has always loved being on stage, but more recently she could be found working behind-the-scenes at the Detroit Public Theatre, Birmingham Village Players, and WaterWorks Theatre Company, as well as in educational theatre programs hosted by the City of Farmington Hills, Shakespeare Royal Oak, DramaKids, and of course, at Roeper. Katarina has two cats, Maggie and Violet, and she is certain that they will make appearances during some of her classes. Katarina loves all things Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Broadway, and she can probably tell you way too much about movies from the 1980s. She is excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to make this an absolutely awesome summer experience at home.

Art

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  • Creative Kindness (3-5)

    This is an art class focused on kindness and spreading it through art. We will look at projects like the Kindness Rock Project and artists like Sarah Uhl, whose artistic focus is to spread kindness! We will be creating artwork that can be shared physically and digitally with the world around us. This class will include a variety of 2D media (including drawing, painting, and writing), some 3D, and digital art making. 

    Instructor: Ciaran McQuiston
    Grades 3-5
    Session 2: July 12 – July 23
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Ciaran McQuiston is a Stage III team teacher and also a professional artist. She loves teaching math, language arts and social studies, and finding ways to weave fun and creativity into every class! She has taught art to kids and grown-ups since 2012, and before- and after-school enrichment to a variety of elementary age groups. 
     
  • Creating Community Through Art (3-5)

    This is an art class focused on connecting our communities through art! We will think about our communities and how they have been impacted by the pandemic. We will create collaborative artworks virtually, as well as individual art and small artworks for an art exchange at the end of the session (Covid-safe, of course!). This class will include a variety of 2D media (including drawing, painting, and writing) and digital art making. 

    Instructor: Ciaran McQuiston
    Grades 3-5
    Session 3: July 26 – August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Ciaran McQuiston is a Stage III team teacher and also a professional artist. She loves teaching math, language arts and social studies, and finding ways to weave fun and creativity into every class! She has taught art to kids and grown-ups since 2012, and before- and after-school enrichment to a variety of elementary age groups. 
     

Tech

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  • Javascript Programming & Minecraft Game Design (3-6)

    Campers will learn multiple technologies including app design with Javascript programming language and game design with Minecraft PC Edition. NOTE:  Campers must purchase a Minecraft PC account to participate in this class.  The Minecraft  PC Java edition is available on line at www.minecraft.net for a one-time payment of $26.95. It is recommended that campers purchase this in advance of the start of camp so as to test their account access.

    Instructor: Accelerate Kids
    Grades 3-6
    Session 1: June 28 – July 9
    Session 3: July 26- August 6
    Class will meet daily, Monday to Friday
    Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $439

    About the Instructor: Offered by Accelerate KID Summer Tech Camps, who, in 2013, set out to reinvent "tech camps" to create future creators for the 21st century.

  • Virtual Roblox eSport (3-6)

    Your child’s online gaming and creativity will be pushed to the limit using Roblox Studio. While designing a multiplayer game like Capture the Flag, developing an online arena for their friends to play in and engaging in the creation of a 3D cross-platform game, they will learn about LUA programming language. Each camper will storyboard and present their project on the final day.  We will be utilizing Zoom as a platform of communication with students with a Live Instructor.
     
    Instructor: Accelerate Kids
    Grades 3-6
    Session 2: July 12-22
    Class meets daily, Monday thru Friday
    Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    Cost: $439

    About the Instructor: Offered by Accelerate KID Summer Tech Camps, who, in 2013, set out to reinvent "tech camps" to create future creators for the 21st century.


CHESS

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  • Beginner Chess

    Students in this class should know how the pieces move but do not know any strategy surrounding the playing of chess. In this class we will be talking about castling, doing puzzles, and watching instructional video.

    Instructor: Bryan Wilson
    Grades K -11
    Session 1: June 28 - July 9       Time: 9:00-10:00 am
    Session 2: July 12 - 23              Time: 10:30-11:30 am
    Session 3: July 26 - August 6   Time: 9:00-10:00 am
    Class meets daily, Monday through Friday
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Chess Camp is led by BRYAN WILSON, the three time state title winning head coach of The Roeper School chess team and award winning National Chess Championship coach at Cass Technical High School. Bryan privately trains top chess students throughout the community. Currently he trains five of the top 100 chess players in the nation.
  • Advanced Chess

    Students who take this class should have some knowledge of chess strategy. The advanced class will have talks about openings, middle game strategy, and in-game principle and also some video instruction. Plus a online tournament created just for the campers. Through the Michigan Junior Arena online platform.

    Instructor: Bryan Wilson
    Grades K -11
    Session 1: June 28 - July 9      Time:  10:30 - 11:30 am
    Session 2: July 13-24              Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am
    Session 3: July 27- August 7   Time:  10:30 - 11:30 am 
    Class meets daily, Monday through Friday
    Cost: $150

    About the Instructor:
    Chess Camp is led by BRYAN WILSON, the three time state title winning head coach of The Roeper School chess team and award winning National Chess Championship coach at Cass Technical High School. Bryan privately trains top chess students throughout the community. Currently he trains five of the top 100 chess players in the nation.

Private Lessons

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  • Guitar Lessons (1-11)

    Private Guitar Lessons
    Students of all ages can take a Zoom guitar lesson with seasoned instructor Steven Dearing. Each 30 minute lesson includes appropriately-paced instruction in any style of guitar (classical, acoustic, pop, rock, jazz, finger or pick-style) with an emphasis on technique, versatility and empowerment so the student can learn well on their own, too. 
     
    Students need a working guitar in decent condition.
     
    Instructor: Steven Dearing
    Grades 1-11
    Session: June 29 – August 7
    Class meets once per week to be arranged with instructor
    Time: to be arranged with instructor
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $280

    About the Instructor:
    Guitarist Steven Dearing has over 30 years combined teaching experience of students young and older, including 23 years as Professor of Guitar at the College and University level. Husband of Roeper Upper/Middle School Vocal Director Abha Dearing, Steven is half of the world-traveled Dearing Concert Duo (www.dearingconcertduo.com) and recipient of several Detroit Music Awards. His students marvel at how quickly they learn the songs they love and can be independent over their own guitar playing with some solid basics.
  • Voice Lessons (1-11)

    Voice Lessons - Private
    Students can take private Zoom Voice Lessons with Middle/Upper School Vocal Music Teacher, Abha Dearing. Students of any age can develop and grow their singing/performance skills when they focus on technique and repertoire over the summer in 30-minute lessons. Their singing will improve quickly as they keep their future goals in mind during lessons. Each lesson includes vocalizing, basics and reinforcement of music-reading and theory, the physiology of the voice (age-appropriate) and various drills applied to songs the student loves.
     
    Instructor: Abha Dearing
    Grades 1-11
    Session: June 28 – August 13
    Class meets once per week to be arranged with instructor
    Time: to be arranged with instructor
    Class will meet on Zoom.
    Cost: $280

    About the Instructor:
    Abha is a Roeper Middle and Upper School Vocal Muisc Director. In addition to teaching school vocal music for 24 years, Abha has won a total of 6 Detroit Music Awards including Outstanding Classical Vocalist. With a Bachelors in Instrumental Music and a Master's in Voice Performance, Abha has performed extensively in solo and chamber recitals around the world as half of The Dearing Concert Duo (www.dearingconcertduo.com) with her husband Steven Dearing, Classical Guitarist. She is well-versed in several languages and numerous styles of music.
  • Reading Skills Tutoring (K-2)

    May be available. Please contact the camp office if you are interested roepercamp@roeper.org
  • Math Tutoring (K-8)

    May be available. Please contact the camp office if you are interested roepercamp@roeper.org

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Roeper Summer Programs
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
p. 248.203.7370
f.  248.203.7310
roepercamp@roeper.org

Learn about The Roeper School.