Courses

Below are the program offerings for summer camp 2019 at Mark Day School. For more detailed information and to sign up, please visit the UltraCamp website here.

GOGLOBAL

Learn Mandarin through interactive stories, activities, songs, and games. Practice language skills while learning about Chinese culture and sharing American culture with students from China studying English in GoGlobal's English language program. 

ARTS IN ACTION

ARTS IN ACTION provides a fun way for children to find their inner artist. By combining art and theater in one camp, kids are given opportunities to create with different art mediums, and to experience acting and singing live onstage. It's the best of both worlds. Campers need only bring their creativity and enthusiasm!

HOOPZONE

Sharpen up your skills with coach Lewis Usher! This training session will provide an excellent opportunity for boys and girls, ages 7-10, to improve their skills and to further develop a love of soccer and basketball!

EDVENTURE

The camp where YOU decide which edventure you'd like to participate in each day! A creative, educational, scientific, and sporty camp for everyone! Choices include building water rockets, preparing food from scratch, playing music, and making a marble machine.

TINKERING SCHOOL

The use of real tools to tackle real problems creates a unique atmosphere of trust and responsibility for tinkerers aged 7 to 11 years old. We empower our tinkerers with tools, autonomy, and space. Big responsibilities build competency and leave lasting memories! 

LIFELAB: SUMMER SCIENCE

LifeLab is aimed for 6th-9th graders who love figuring out how things work and how various animal body systems are structured. This course requires curiosity, patience, and a willingness to learn. It is a hands-on course that involves dissections of animal specimens in a scientific laboratory setting. Detailed dissection protocol will be followed, and it is a great introductory course in dissecting.

THE WRITING KITCHEN

Join foodie Jennie Oppenheimer and wordsmith Dana Kirk for an experienced extravaganza in cooking and creative writing! With food as our inspiration, we'll spend half of each day with our chef hats on, tinkering in the kitchen, learning made culinary skills as we both follow recipes and improvise, then feasting on what we make! The afternoons will follow with writing activities designed to build skills in expression, form and style, conjuring the morning's culinary experiences as our muse!

BOOK AND BAKE CLUB

Do you enjoy getting lost in your favorite stories? Are you a fan of baking or eating baked goods? Join Director of the Learning Commons ReAnna Gailes as we take a dive in-depth into Lisa Graff's A Tangle of Knots, a Mark Day School summer reading list book. We invite young authors, bakers, and bibliophiles to join the club as we read aloud, bake a daily cake, and complete interactive baking and arts and crafts projects from A Tangle of Knots.