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2016 SEEK Summer Camps
The 2016 SEEK theme is “Awesome Inventions.”
Each week you will choose a different focus for your creativity, tinker like engineers, filmmakers, writers, scientists, and leaders of all kinds.
And it’s summer, right? So it’s all about getting outside, too Every afternoon you can pick an outdoor adventure, from a laid-back soccer game to an intense biking trek.
L&G Program Leaders for 2016:
Jeryl Julian-Cisse, Fraser Query (Alum), Emily Stockwell (Alum), Tammy Claussen, Rence Ricohermoso, Jason Sperling, Nika Oakes, Dale Stevens.
Youth Development Professionals:
Stephanie Globus-Hoenich (School for International Training and Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition)
Kate Venne (West River Valley Thrives Prevention Coalition)
SEEK is an opportunity for students to keep brains and bodies in shape while connecting with other students and teachers in a less traditional, summer camp atmosphere.
In addition to Leland and Gray teaching staff, we have hired an impressive group of current students, recent graduates, and local professionals experienced in youth development.
Registration is essential, whether you are attending one week or all four. We need to know you are coming and which are your top choices for activities!
We are committed to keeping SEEK as close to free as possible for everyone by writing grants and fundraising. Please consider making a contribution to support our camp.
SEEK provides a bridge for students to transition both academically and socially from our smaller elementary schools to the Leland & Gray community.
Machines and Robotics
Build miniature vehicles, power them up and make them move! New challenges for those who did this program last summer: add circuits and coding to control motions, lights and sounds!
Create collages of words and images inspired by nature and your own imagination. Develop a storyboard and bring it to life through film.
Love making paper airplanes? Perfect your design for the Airplane Olympics. Test out a real flight simulator. Introduction to 3D printing for aerospace components.
New! Save the Planet
If you are into protecting our environment, this is the program for you! Your contraptions might help conserve energy, grow food, improve water quality, or all the above!
NEW! Tap Your Leadership Potential
Leadership takes many forms and the SEEK leadership team needs them all! Identify and practice your skills through teambuilding challenges, then put it all together to plan a special event for the last day of SEEK.
Where: Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School in Townshend
When: July 5 - 29
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3pm
Cost: Suggested donations $20./wk
Bus, breakfast and lunch free of charge!
Transportation: Busing is available to and from camp along Route 30 and into Brookline.
Contact: Thara Fuller, email@example.com 802-365-9510
For bus route, sample food menu, and schedule, visit www.lelandandgray.org
This opportunity came to us when our school's Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Terry Merrow, called us with a chance to travel to London, England and play basketball with a group of girls from around Vermont. Some of our America's Team teammates are rivals in basketball but we have put that behind us and started a great friendship. Our team of eight has met a couple of times to practice and scrimmage other local teams to get comfortable playing with each other. In mid-May we held a big fundraiser, at the West Rutland High School, that consisted of taking 100 free throws each and earning money per shot made. A huge thank you goes out to those that have donated and supported us to help us get to London.
The countdown has brought us to 1 day until we get on a plane and leave for London. We will be catching a plane at 7:30pm in Boston and arriving in London at 7:30am, which means it feels like 2am for us. Despite the lack of sleep, we will start our adventure Wednesday morning.
We will try and keep you all updated every day to share our stories and adventures in England, keep in touch!
-Caroline Tietz and Jessie Stockwell
Treering Yearbooks for Leland and Gray
Leland and Gray Yearbook Advisor, Nika Oakes, has partnered with TreeRing for the past two years. TreeRing is a yearbook production company located in California that gives back to the environment as a part of being an environmentally responsible company. They offset the production of their beautiful yearbooks by planting one tree for each book that is purchased. Leland and Gray will partner with TreeRing once again, for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year as part of a green initiative that gives back to the environment. Please help support these efforts by going to Treering.com and purchasing a Leland and Gray yearbook. Books from previous years are also available through their website.
2016 Eighth Grade Woman Trip
On May 27th, Leland and Gray’s eight grade girls took part in what is rapidly becoming a key part of middle school culture. For this year’s “Woman Trip,” sixteen eighth graders and several chaperones went rafting down the Connecticut River with Zoar Outdoor. Due to a dam release, there were some rapids and even one class III “drop.” On the way down the river, rafts stopped at a small beach for a delicious picnic. Girls also go to visit the Turner’s Falls Fishway, part of a dam that is designed to preserve traditional spawning routes. Before going home, trip organizer Phoebe Connolly led the group in team-building exercises. Here’s to many years to come of this celebration of our middle school girls’ transition to high school!
JOURNEY EAST’S CHINESE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE + CULTURE CAMP!!
ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN GRADES 7-10 AND LOOKING FOR SOMETHING COOL TO DO THIS SUMMER?
INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR JOURNEY EAST 2018?
CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN:
JOURNEY EAST’S CHINESE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE + CULTURE CAMP!!
We currently have openings for 10 to 12 students who would like to have a good time with peers from the other side of the world.
Dates: July 19 – July 31
Place: Leland and Gray High School
Times: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M Monday through Friday
Cost: The only charge is for the admission fee to the Montshire Museum.
Meals: Free breakfast (if desired) and lunch at Leland and Gray
Camp tee shirt provided
SAMPLE OF CAMP ACTIVITIES:
Evening picnic /barbeque and Chinese and American games; creation of a large American flag to be used in Jamaica Old Home Day Parade on July 23; newspaper costume design/construction and fashion show; daily ESL work/games/activities with Bill Conley and Jenn Connor; Environmental Science activities (hands on, in the brook, get wet) with Bruce Whitman; day-long field trip to the Montshire Museum; square dance with Chinese and American students; potential trip to School for International Training and planned activities with Iraqi students; bag lunch picnic/hike in the Jamaica State Park; all-day field trip to Smith College and the Holyoke Mall.
Staff: Camp Director Tom Connor: 874-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ESL Teacher: Mr. Bill Conley
Art Director: Ms. Jennifer Connor
Counselors: Corso Donati, Mariah Hazard, Rebecca Williams, Zoie Brooks, Kenny Cashman, Tino Benson and recent Journey East alumni
Please note: Contact Tom Connor by June 6, by phone or email if interested in participating.
We currently have openings for 3 families who could host 2 13 – 15 year old Chinese guests for the duration of the camp. There is a stipend provided. Contact Tom if you would like more details. Tom Connor: 874-4266 or email@example.com