FSA Summer Arts Program

Fiona Thompson, FSA's own amazing Art teacher, joins other talented teachers in offering the FSA summer arts program. All fees include art materials. Bring a packed snack and lunch. A limited amount of individual instruction is also offered.

The summer arts program expands this summer to include drama/dance/movement camps (ages 5–9 only). See below for information on this exciting new addition to our summer arts program! The visual arts camps and drama/dance/movement camps will collaborate and have similar themes.

Summer 2014 Arts Camps: Two groups ages 5–9 and 10–16+
June 16–20Art Travelers
June 23–27Spirit Animals
June 30–July 4Closed for the 4th of July
July 7–11Nature Discovery
July 14–18Creative Images (Mixed Media, Photography/Film)
July 21–25Plastic World—Mask Making
July 28–August 1Printorama
Summer 2014 Drama/Dance/Movement Camps: Ages 5–9
June 16–20Time Travelers
June 23–27Spirit Animals
June 30–July 4Closed for the week of July 4
July 7–11Nature Discovery Story
July 14–18Moving Images
July 21–25Plastic World Tales

All camps are $265 per week. Free before care 8:30–9am; free after care 3–4pm.

Click here for the Summer Arts Program registration. Please contact Fiona for questions on camp registration.

FSA Math Camp

This year, we are pleased to introduce FSA's first-ever Math Camp! Experience the fun and excitement of mathematics and problem-solving with experienced FSA teachers, using Cuisenaire rods, math manipulatives, games, computers, and robotics. Math Camp is for rising 1st through rising 7th graders.

There will be two summer sessions, July 14–18 and July 21–25. Math camps are $265 per week. Free before care 8:30–9am; free after care 3–4pm.

Our goal is to enhance a child's natural curiosity and genuine understanding and of mathematics, reasoning and real-world problem solving. The camp is staffed by our own master teachers, Celest Samas, Mindy Allen, Kenny Rochester, and Jillian Beazer. We will use hands-on manipulatives, such as Cuisenaire Rods, base blocks, and Hands-On-Equations to explore numeration from addition to algebra in a developmentally appropriate sequence. We will spend some time on the computer with age-appropriate programs to further understanding and problem solving skills. For robotics, elementary students will cooperatively explore basic robotics learning how gears, wheels, axles and other simple machines can work together to form a whole machine. Campers will use and operate both mechanical and battery-powered machines during the week. Rising 5th through 7th graders will choose a task or goal, then design, build, and program a computer operated robot in cooperative groups to accomplish the task.

Click here for the Summer Math Camp online registration form.

Circus Camp

Circus Camp, the official Atlanta Camp Partner of the Big Apple Circus, is a day-camp experience for campers aged 5 to teens, introducing circus, performing, and visual arts in a safe and noncompetitive environment. The staff is complimented by a variety of professional circus and performing artists. Counselors are members of organizations such as World Clown Association, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and KIDabra Children's Entertainer Association. Other credits include Camp Winnarainbow, Cirque du Monde, the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, and the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus.

Circus Camp provides campers with the opportunity to learn something new and exciting every day, while developing their unique skills. Your child becomes a "Circus Star" with a Circus Performance each Friday.

Activities Include
Trapeze & Triple TrapezePuppetryMusic
Spanish WebClowning & MimeJuggling & Magic
Theatre SkillsFace PaintingArts & Crafts
Tie-dyeAcrobatics & Hand BalancingStorytelling
Tightwire WalkingUnicycleand much more!

For more information or to register, call Circus Camp at 404-370-0001 or visit www.circuscamp.org. Circus Camp dates at our location are: June 23–27, June 30–July 3, July 7–11, July 14–18, July 21–25, and July 28–August 1.

Challenge Island

New for Summer 2014! Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular enrichment program that promotes creative and critical thinking skills. Loosely based on a well-known reality TV show, Challenge Island utilizes cooperative tribes in which students take on a vast array of exciting challenges set on action-packed thematic "islands." Challenge Island's innovative programming reinforces STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and core language arts skills. Every Challenge Island unit will take place on a unique thematic Island such as Shark Tooth, Amusement Park, Penguin Party and Beach Party. We always have an exciting central theme weaving the weeks and activities together. The Challenge Island camp at the Friends School of Atlanta is for students ages 5–12. For more information or to register, call Challenge Island at 404-964-7501 or visit the website. Camp dates at FSA are as follows: June 23–July 3, July 7–11, July 14–18, and July 21–25.