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.

Please contact Director of Enrichment and Sports Camps Ashley Gillerlain (agillerlain@towerhill.org) with any questions.
*Grades refer to the grade children will be entering in Fall 2022

Chess Masters of Delaware
June 20-24, June 27-July 1, August 1-5
12-3 p.m.—Grades K-12, $185 
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. 

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 children!   

June 20-24:  Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades K-1)
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. (Grades 3-5)
June 27-July 1:  Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
                          Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. (Grades 6-8) 
July 11-15:  Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 5+) (Longboard Camp)
Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. (Grades 5+) (Longboard Camp)
July 18-23:  Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
                        Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. (Grades 2-4)
July 25-29:  Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-4)
                        Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. (Grades 5+)


Mindful Movement & Learning


Rising Grades 2-3
June 20- June 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us for a week of fun, learning, and mindfulness! Students today are facing unprecedented emotional and academic stressors. Our program, Mindful Learning, increases students’ self esteem and self regulation skills. During the first half of camp, campers will engage in mindful movement exercises, which combine yoga and mindfulness and are intentionally created and infused with components of social-emotional learning. The second half of camp will focus on individualized literacy instruction. Come learn how to find ways to balance it all! Instructors: Sam Spruance and Nicole Rafferty

Rising Grades 6-8
June 20- June 24, 3-5 p.m.
Join us for a week of fun, yoga and mindfulness. Students today are facing unprecedented emotional and academic stressors. Our program, Mindful Learning, starts with self-love and compassion and increases students’ self esteem and self regulation skills. Campers will learn how to strengthen and direct their brains in the ways that will benefit them the most. A well trained brain will allow them to manage stress, time and relationships. Instructors: Sam Spruance and Nicole Rafferty


Fascination in Fabrics

Sew What?
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate sewer, this camp will fill your week with lots of fun and interesting sewing projects while learning to use the sewing machine. Email any questions to Bobbi Smith at bobbismith59@gmail.com

June 13-17: Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ($460)  
                      Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($260) 
                      Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($260)

June 27-July 1: Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ($460) 
                      Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($260)
                      Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($260)

Sewing for Your American Doll
A popular camp each year, spend the week with Ms. Bobbi making fun clothes and accessories for your special doll! Learning to sew and loving it! Email any questions to Bobbi Smith at bobbismith59@gmail.com

June 20-24: Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ($460) 
                      Mornings: 8:30-11:30 a.m. ($260) 
                      Afternoons: 12-3 p.m. ($260)


Child Drama Workshops Ltd. 

Week of JUNE 27-JULY 1

Broadway Review, Old and New: Musical Fun!
9 a.m.-3 p.m.—Grades 2-5, $450
“Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway!” Give your child the gift of music and song this summer as we present, Broadway Review, Old and New: Musical Fun! Allow your child to learn about the quintessential songs from ground-breaking Broadway shows of the past, while also looking ahead to the current Broadway hits of today, such as “Honk!” “Frozen,” and “Shrek!” In addition to our professional direction, stage makeup, costume accessories, trained acting teacher(s) and a souvenir program, your child will also be under the guidance of trained vocal and choreography teachers. Strike up the band and let’s get to singing!


Black Rocket  

Black Rocket | Week of June 13-17

Creative Design and Robotics
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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. 

Code Breakers
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 


Black Rocket | Week of June 20-24

Python Programmers Creative Design and Robotics
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling 
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters and choose not just one ending but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.


Black Rocket | Week of June 27-July 1

JavaScript Developer Jam 
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

YouTube® Content Creators
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, 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.


Black Rocket | Week of July 11-15

Minecraft Redstone Engineers
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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 18-22

ROBLOX® Makers
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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. 

NEW! Pokémon® Masters: Designers AND 3D Makers Unite!
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
Calling all PokeMasters who want to be the designers of the future! Use your Pokémon imagination and bring your ideas to life. Begin by creating your own digital Pokémon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary, and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  


Black Rocket | Week of July 25-29

ROBLOX® Coders AND Entrepreneurs!
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while 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. 

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
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 the fastest-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. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.  


Black Rocket | Week of August 1-5

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
8:30-11:30 a.m.—Grades 3-8, $230
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. 

Cyber Spies
12-3 p.m.—Grades 3-8, $210
With the world’s increased reliance on digital data, cyber security is more important than ever! In this class you are all that stands between a group of international hackers launching cyber attacks and world peace. Through a series of challenges students will learn to apply tools used by professional digital forensics teams to crack codes and use encryption. Working in teams you will have to collect clues, recover lost data and explore the tools of the trade and become the next great cyber spy!