Summer Camps – Discovery Academic Camps

Reading & Writing

Handwriting Heaven
For boys and girls going into Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Students will learn the correct way to hold a pencil and crayons for maximum control. We will use a variety of activities approved by occupational therapists (trained in Handwriting Without Tears) that will strengthen these muscles and help them practice in fun ways.

Instructor: Becky Takac, FPD Elementary Teacher
Dates: Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $85
Register for Handwriting Heaven

Catch up on Cursive
For boys and girls going into 4th – 6th grade

Do you need to learn cursive writing to improve your note taking skills? Are you new to FPD and need to learn the proper strokes? Even if you just need practice because you are a little rusty, we will go through the entire alphabet with some fun sprinkled in!

Instructor: Becky Takac, FPD Elementary Teacher
Dates: Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $85
Register for Catch up on Cursive

The World of Harry Potter
For boys and girls rising in grades 2 – 8

Your week will begin with a choosing ceremony followed by creating crests and drinking butter beer. The week will also include house competitions and crafts as well as acting out different scenes from the Harry Potter books.

Instructors: Holly Scott, FPD Community Service Director and Kathleen Gettmann, Media Specialist
Dates: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Campus
Cost: $125
Register for The World of Harry Potter

Summer Reading Fun!
For boys and girls going into 2nd or 3rd grade

Let’s go on adventures together through books while we chisel away at our summer reading list. We will read together as a group and also read in comfy spots on our own as we work to meet our required summer reading goals. Come prepared for adventure while we learn, read, and have fun! We will complete the graphic organizers required for 2nd and 3rd grade summer reading and work to complete our summer reading list. You will receive a copy of one of the books that we will read together.

Instructor: Chrissie Hetes, FPD Elementary Teacher
Dates: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $125
Register for Summer Reading Fun


S.T.E.A.M. Fun!

Robotics with Smida Syndicate
For boys and girls rising in grades 3 – 8

Come join FPD’s nationally recognized robotics team, Smida Syndicate, and their coach, Mrs. Tesch-Jerles, in a week of robot action. Learn basic building, designing, and programming of robots from the best robotics team in Middle Georgia. You will be amazed at all you can create.

Instructor: Tami Tesch-Jerles, FPD Robotics Coach
Dates: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Middle School Robotics Room
Cost: $125
Register for Robotics with Smida Syndicate

Five Senses Camp
For boys and girls going into Kindergarten – 3rd grade

Come join us as we take a close look at the five things that we as scientists rely on most – the five senses. Campers will explore their surroundings by using their five senses in a fun and interactive way. We will focus on one sense each day! By the end of the week, campers will be more aware of their sight, hearing, sense of smell, touch, and taste and learn to enjoy God’s wonderful creation!

Instructor: Kristen Stone, FPD Elementary Teacher
Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm
Location: FPD Elementary Classroom
Cost: $120
Register for 5 Senses Camp

CODEMOJIs Game On!
For boys and girls going into 1st – 2nd grade

Is your student already a video game wizard?  Let them take their skills and understanding to the next level and design their own game and screen animations! Codemoji’s newest computer science classes teaches students how to bring game components to life and develop unique design concepts.

Instructor: Code IT Instructor
Dates: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
Times 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $160
Register for CODEMOJIs Game On!

Little Builders
For boys and girls going into 3K – 1st grade

Calling all inventors, builders, and designers; come and build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using building blocks, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items.

Instructor: Little Scholars Instructor
Dates: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
Times 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $135
Register for Little Builders

Science Palooza
For boys and girls going into 3rd – 5th grade

Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp.  We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics.

Instructor: Little Scholars Instructor
Dates: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Technology Classroom
Cost: $110
Register for Science Palooza

Junior Coding
For boys and girls going into 1st – 2nd grade

Students will collaborate to program robots to complete tasks, work with emojis as they dive into the online Codemoji platform, and participate in offline unplugged coding activities and games. Throughout the program, students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills

Instructor: Code IT Instructor
Dates: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
Times 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $160
Register for Junior Coding

Code It: Advanced
For boys and girls going into 5th – 8th grade

Students will collaborate to program robots to complete tasks, work with emojis as they dive into the online Codemoji platform, and participate in offline unplugged coding activities and games. Throughout the program, students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills

Instructor: Code IT Instructor
Dates: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29
Times 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $160
Register for Code It: Advanced