Class Descriptions Summer@SEM 2021
MAKE-UP & UP-DOS: Whether you’re attending a ball, modeling a new look, or acting on stage, makeup and hairstyle can play a huge part! Come learn different hair and makeup techniques, and discover how you can transform from one character to another with some creativity and fun!
PAINTER’S PALETTE: Allow your creative mind and spirit to come alive on canvas! If you can dream it, you can paint it!
READY, SET, DRAW: Calling all doodlers, drawers, sketchers, and learners: come check out this class! We will be learning the basics of drawing, in whatever style you want. That means you can draw how YOU want to draw - realistic, cartoony, bubbly, spiky, anime, dotty, you name it! We will try out all sorts of drawing materials, including charcoal, colored pencils, pens, and markers, and in nice weather, we will go outside one day to draw with chalk. Can’t wait to see you in class!
THEATRE MAGIC: Have you ever wanted to write and star in your very own play? Do you write scripts and movies in your spare time, just for fun? Are you interested in theatre, and want to see if it’s for you? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then I invite you to try this class! Every week is different, because every week, we will work together as a group to write, block, and perform a show of our own creation. Campers will perform their show for the whole camp on Fridays after lunch. Come and play with us!
THE VOICE: The sound of Summer@SEM is singing. Join in! Like to sing? Want to practice? Eager to learn a new skill? Campers will explore acapella techniques and sing their favorite songs together! We can’t wait to hear your rockin’ rendition in Summer@SEM’s version of The Voice!
BEADS GALORE: Design and create bracelets and earrings that add sparkle to your life
SCRAPBOOKING: Save your photos, letters, artwork and other memories in one place where you can revisit each moment again and again.
TIE-DYE/CRAFTS/PAINTING: Learn how to tie-dye everything from T-Shirts to cupcakes and then how to weave boondoggles and friendship bracelets.
CREATIVE CHEMISTRY: Learn the science behind it all! Create slime, grow crystals, make edible chocolate play dough, and see what happens when you combine simple cooking ingredients from your kitchen. How does it work? Come find out!
DOLPHIN TANK: Have you ever thought of an invention that you wish someone would make or have you thought of a solution to an everyday problem? Then, sign up for The Dolphin Tank! You and your classmates will form a company, think of an invention or solution to a problem, and present to our panel of expert “Dolphins.” The winning team each week gets a special Summer@SEM surprise!
GIRL UNLIMITED: What does it mean to be completely yourself, even when it’s hard? What are some things we can do to make that process a little easier? In this class, we invite you to be yourself, every last bit! We will be discussing important topics, such as self-esteem, empathy, mindfulness, and friendship. Every day, we will make a craft that will help us understand these different topics, and will do ice breakers, play games, and discuss how these ideas relate to our everyday lives.
SUPERHEROES OF THE FUTURE - GIRL CODERS: There are numerous opportunities to learn coding. Which is right for my child? Which will capture her attention? Which will she be successful at? SEM has a strong computer science program. Let us help inspire and guide her. Girls who code are the superheroes of the future! Perfect for all ages and all levels of coding experience.
DEAR DIARY, DEAR WORLD: If you keep a journal with you all of the time, this is the class for you! As a writer, one of the most important tools in your tool kit is your own life. In this fun writing class, we will use stories from your own life to write funny fiction.
GOOD MORNING SAS : Move over The Today Show! In this writing class, you can play talk show host for the day! In this class, you will be writing stories, doing mini interviews, and creating your own mini show for the day, Good Morning S@S!
FITNESS & SPORTS
LEARN TO GOLF: This class is designed for golfers of all levels. Never picked up a club? No problem. Want work on your short game? No problem. Learn strength and flexibility to increase your distance and finish the week with a round at a local course.
SEM SPORTS: Be a Buffalo Seminary Red-Tailed Hawk for the summer! Sports include basketball, soccer, and squash. Everyone has a chance to play and be excellent!