Outside we’re still in the throes of winter, but here at BASIS Independent McLean we’re already ready and waiting for summer! Over seven weeks, BASIS Independent Summer offers numerous full and half day camps for boys and girls from age 3 to grade 12. Our program has a wide range of offerings for kids to have fun, get messy, and make new friends.
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A fan-favorite summer camp is returning from last year: Science Exploration! From building gliders to investigate which design goes the furthest to making ice cream using liquid nitrogen, students will have a blast learning by creating.
Students will engage in hands-on, group-based chemistry, biology, and engineering experiments to deepen their understanding of scientific concepts. There are two age groups for this camp, grades 1–4 and grades 5–8, and each will have age-appropriate experiments. Middle school students will also gain improved laboratory skills, learn how to properly read a graduated cylinder, and light a Bunsen burner.
We spoke with Science Expert Teacher Dr. Hartman to learn more about this electrifying course. Read her full bio here.
Whether or not you’ve ever heard of Night Rider, Space Invaders, or the game console Atari, our summer English Enrichment summer course, The Eighties: A Dystopian Decade, will get you excited about the 1980s. This course will explore the notion of dystopia through the fictional world of Ready Player One, the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline and 2017 movie by Stephen Spielberg. For students entering grades 5–8, the camp will help improve their critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them for middle and high school.
We spoke with English Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Sharp about his gnarly summer course and the decade it focuses on. Read Mr. Sharp’s full bio here.
If your child likes to get his or her hands dirty, our Ooey Gooey Camp is perfect for them! Kids age 4 through grade 2 can spend a week discovering the messy fun that is science. Students will experiment with goop, slime, exploding soda, volcanoes, and more.
We spoke with Ms. Kimbrough and Ms. Johnson to learn more about what to expect in this Ooey Gooey camp. Read their full bios here.
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