Summer Programs

Vendor Camps

Tower Hill partners with outside vendors to offer specialty camps, using the school’s facilities while tapping the expertise of local organizations.
*Grades refer to the grade children will be entering in Fall 2021

Silver Hammer Workshop
At Tower Hill’s well-equipped woodshop, campers learn how to properly use woodworking tools while creating projects that match their level of skill. These camps are geared to bring out the inner engineer in all boys and girls! 
June 14-18: 
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades K-1)
Afternoons: 12:30-3 p.m. (Grades 3-5)

June 21-25: 
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
Afternoons: 12:30-3 p.m. (Grades 6-8) 

July 12-16: 
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
Afternoons: 12:30-3 p.m. (Grades K-1)

July 19-23: 
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
Afternoons: 12:30-3 p.m. (Grades 5+)
 
Longboard | Skimboard Camp
Two Half Day Sessions: 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Grade 5+
June 28 - July 2:
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m.
 
 
Fascination in Fabrics   
 
Imagination Workshop
Join Ms. Bobbi Smith and Ms. Sharon Reynolds for two jam-packed weeks full of fun and some cool crafts to spark your creativity! Learn basic sewing, beginning knitting and embroidery skills. Learn how to tie dye cloth for a cool project to sew. Weave a bracelet or wall hanging. Explore art materials and techniques through easy and fun projects. And so much more! Each week is different, so join in the fun and register early so you won’t miss out!
Register at fascinationinfabrics.com
 
June 21-25:
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ($449)
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($249)
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($249)
 
August 2-6:
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ($449)
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($249)
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($249)
 
Sew What?
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate sewer, this camp will fill your week with lots of fun and interesting sewing projects. Basic sewing skills will be covered each week while exploring different kinds of sewing and embellishments to take your sewing to a new level, created with your style in mind. Ms. Bobbi will surprise and delight you with several projects each day to choose from based on your skill level and interests. Each week will feature different projects and techniques! Register for both and get going sewing for summer fun!
Register at fascinationinfabrics.com
 
July 6-9:
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ($360)
Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($200)
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($200)
 
 
SEWING FOR YOUR AMERICAN GIRL DOLL
July 19-23  Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($249)
Spend a week planning and creating a great wardrobe for your American Girl. Beginners will make a simple wardrobe and accessories from basic patterns and use embellishments to personalize their creations. Intermediate sewers will choose a pattern, fabrics and trim and create a stylish wardrobe for their doll while learning to use a pattern. Spend the week with Ms. Bobbi making fun clothes and accessories for your special doll! Learning to sew and loving it! Register at fascinationinfabrics.com


Chess Masters of Delaware  
 
June 21-25, June 28-July 2, August 2-6
12-3 p.m., $165  -  Grades K-12
Come play and learn chess from Delaware’s state and national chess champions, Chess Masters of Delaware. Players will be taught on three levels: beginner, novice and advanced.


Wickline Casting
 
Introduction to Film and TV
July 26-30
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $355  -  Grades 3-9
Your children will work as cast and crew teams in this cool camp. Kids learn basic levels of acting, directing, voice-over, operating the camera and working on green screen. Script writing, storyboarding and improvisation will also be introduced. Each day is different as campers create projects as commercials, film scenes, music videos and public service announcements. A huge benefit of this camp is increasing memory, reading skills and confidence. They will truly learn the basics of the biz. 
 
Music Video Camp
August 2-6
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $355  -  Grades 3-9
Do you have an energetic performer in your household? Perhaps an aspiring choreographer or a video camera enthusiast? This program brings together a fun team that will work in unison on numerous “music videos.” Campers will immerse themselves in on-camera movement, dancing, choreography and telling a story through music interpretation. Campers take turns in front of and behind the camera. This fun cast and crew team will promise a fun-packed day while learning new skills in team building, management and artistic creation.
 
 
Black Rocket Tech Camps
 
Black Rocket | Week of June 14 - 18
 
Creative Design and Robotics
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
The world of the future belongs to … robots! In this cutting-edge class, students will learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms, design principles, sensors and sound activation. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building prototypes of task-oriented robots. Learn problem-solving to improve how their robots function in a series of design challenges! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  
 
Drone Adventures
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
The Drones are here! Let the battles begin. In this hands-on, interactive class you will learn how to safely fly drone robots. Working in teams, you will be able to code your drone to compete in missions that will prepare you for the ultimate team challenge at the end of the week. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of June 21 - 25
 
Code Breakers
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Calling all future coders, programmers and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 
 
Code Explorers
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200 - Grades 1-3
This camp is geared toward curious young minds that want to take the first steps into the world of programming. Student explorers will use their creativity to solve a series of web-based coding challenges. Each lesson builds fluency in essential digital skills needed for the future. At the end of the class, students will receive access to the interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.​ Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of June 28 - July 2
 
YouTube Content Creators
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world; it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the dos and don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on camera presence, your own channel branding and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 
 
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country, with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of July 6-9
 
ROBLOX Coders and Entrepreneurs
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
ROBLOX Makers
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of July 12-16
 
Minecraft Redstone Engineers
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini games, roller coasters and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
 
Minecraft Modders
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200 -  Grades 3-8
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of July 19-23

Bricks and Sticks Stop Animation
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Take your stop motion movies to the next level. First, create a story with Stikbots, Legos, action figures or all three! Then watch your story come to life using special stop motion software that allows you to add special effects and go beyond the typical software on a mobile device. Students will need to bring in figures, Stikbots or Legos from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Student created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
 
Lego Films and Stop Action
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Rising Grades 1-3
Make your Legos come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Legos and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Legos and/or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of July 26-30
 
YouTube® FX Masters - New
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 
 
eSports Apprentice - Streamer and Gamers
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer or gamecaster, this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is a fast growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 
 
 
Black Rocket | Week of August 2-6
 
Python Programmers
8:30-11:30 a.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Want to learn the world’s fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube and the CIA? ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step by step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
 
Inventor’s League: Prototyping for the Future!
12:30-3:30 p.m., $200  -  Grades 3-8
Become an inventor of the future! Learn “rapid prototyping” and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the 11-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.