Citizen, Scholar, Steward

A600: Early Care

We will play in the gym and get your child off to their camp at 9:00 am. Drop-off will be at the gymnasium entrance (on the middle school side of the building).

  • Instructors: Anna Melnykovych, Bearcat Den Coordinator
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • Time: 8:00–9:00 am
  • Grades: Entering JK–4
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $40

A601: English Grammar/Writing/Vocabulary Immersion Week

Three classes (see below for descriptions: SAT Intro/Prep, Intensive Vocabulary Study, and Essay Composition), including all-day/lunch supervision and Friday trip to The Paddock Shops for a celebratory lunch.

Save money and enroll your student in a full week of English immersion! Essentially an English camp, this option allows both struggling students and those who excel a focused opportunity to hone their language skills for a full week in preparation for the coming year. Believe it or not, kids come out of this camp with smiles on their faces every year. We work HARD, but we also have FUN!

  • Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
  • Date: July 13-17
  • Time: 9:00 am–3:30 pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $595

A602: Exponential Expansion of SAT Vocabulary: Rock the SAT!

NEW BOOK FOR 2020! Vocabulary Cartoons, by the Princeton Review, and ROCK THE SAT, a CD of songs that incorporate the hot 200 SAT/ACT words into catchy, easy-to-remember pop/rock songs (all materials provided by the instructor) This course will involve nothing less than an assault on several professional study guides for ACT/SAT/ERB vocabulary. We will engage in a myriad of creative games and exercises that will aid in burning these words indelibly into our minds. The books we use offer excellent visual mnemonic devices, making learning difficult words much less painful than a standard vocabulary text. Again, this year we will be using the very popular rock music component! Rock the SAT makes learning high stakes testing vocabulary as easy as listening to your mobile device. I will provide the songs, and students will be able to import them into their iTunes for listening well beyond the week of class! Believe it or not, this class is actually FUN:-).

Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and my afternoon course(s), I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning.

  • Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
  • Date: July 13-17
  • Time: 9:00–11:00 am
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $265 (price includes book, CD, and all supplies)

A603: Polished Essay Composition in the Digital Age: A primer in the fundamentals of solid essay writing, with an added emphasis on the integration of technological tools to maximize efficiency

Using the tremendous technological tools now at our disposal, we will immerse ourselves fully in the writing process, learning the fundamentals of excellence in essay writing. We will pay special attention to the art of self-editing and revision, which will require students to begin to understand writing as a process, rather than a product. Students will produce at least one and possibly two complete essays within our week of work. No homework will be required, but I will offer p.m. digital assistance for any motivated students who want to work and night to go the extra mile! Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and the accompanying morning course(s) I offer, I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning. Refrigeration is available. Please also look at the full-day English camp option to save money.

  • Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
  • Date: July 13-17
  • Time: 12:00–2:00pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $245

A604: SAT Grammar and Writing: an introduction to format and content of the English sections of the PSAT/SAT, designed by a middle school teacher for highly motivated/high-achieving middle school students

This course is designed as an intensive introduction to both the content and format of the ACT and SAT English sections, and we will also cover essential English grammar. It is intended to serve the highly motivated middle school student who wants to get a jump on the preparatory process. We will use the latest edition available from major preparatory companies, covering as much of the text as we can possibly squeeze into our week of study and review.

  • Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
  • Date: July 13-17
  • Time: 2:15–3:30pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $255

A605: All About Animals

Calling all animal lovers! This will be a fun-filled week of learning about and caring for animals. There will be several animal visitors throughout the week, including an awesome educational program by Raptor Rehab of Kentucky. We will visit the Middle School Science room for a hands-on experience with hamsters, turtles, snakes, and a bearded dragon. We will partner with a local charity to learn how to support homeless pets and animals in need. A portion of the fee will be donated to local animal care organizations: My Dog Eats First and The Arrow Fund. A daily animal-themed snack will be provided.

  • Instructor: Val Vertrees, Lower School PE Teacher
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Grades: Entering JK- 4
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $175

A606: KCD Singing for Stage Intensive

The KCD Singing for Stage Intensive combines the best of college-level instruction in voice and acting for the musical theater stage. The program is designed for aspiring singer-actors who are considering a deeper-dive in the world of the musical stage. In addition to receiving guidance through the audition preparation process for both college and summer programs, students will work with nationally recognized and accredited professionals currently working in the field around the country.

This non-residential program is designed to include participation in both morning development sessions and afternoon staging and music rehearsals, although there is an option to participate in morning development sessions only. Morning development sessions include a mock audition (including review of resumes, repertoire lists, and headshots), Movement for Stage (how to move in character), Basic Acting Technique, The Healthy Belt Voice Seminar (singing with appropriate musical theatre technique) and Addressing Performance Anxiety. Each student will also receive one 30-minute voice lesson during the week of the program. Afternoon sessions are reserved for working with the musical and stage directors in preparation for a Saturday evening musical scenes performance.

Fee includes tuition, daily lunch (only for students in both sessions; AM and PM), KCD SSI t-shirt, and a video recording of the scenes performance.

  • Instructors: Sarah Stone (KCD Chair of Fine Arts & Bay View Music Festival Resident Director), Nick Gisonde (NYC based stage director and fight choreographer), Dr. Annette Thornton (Associate Professor of Theatre at Central Michigan University).
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • Time: 9:00-4:00pm or 9:00am-12:00pm for the AM session
  • Grades: Entering 7-12
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $650 for full day; $450 for morning only

A607: Blast-off with Music and Art

Go where no child has gone before! Join KCD visual art teacher, Rebecca Gallion, and music teacher, LuAnn Hayes, for a music and art-filled exploration of the universe. Become an arts astronaut as we rocket into the world of planets, stars, and spaceships in our music and artmaking. Parents are invited to join us for an informal performance and art show on the final morning of camp. Children should plan to bring a beach towel and a simple snack each day.

  • Instructors: Rebecca Gallion and LuAnn Hayes Lower School Fine Arts Teachers
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • Time: 9:00-12:00pm
  • Grades: Entering K-2
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $180

A608: Science Camp

Join us for an exciting week of experiments and creations. We'll learn about the different properties of liquids as we make a lava lamp and crystal candy. And what's science camp without glow in the dark gak and an erupting volcano!

  • Instructor: Val Vertrees Lower School PE Teacher
  • Dates: July 13-17
  • Time: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Grades: Entering JK-4
  • Registration Deadline: June 29
  • Tuition $175

A609: Bearcat Girls Lacrosse Camp

The Bearcat Girls Lacrosse Camp is designed to provide age and skill-appropriate instruction to players of all abilities from 1st through 9th grades. The camp will focus on learning and improving both individual stick skills and understanding team concepts necessary to increase self-confidence and improve your overall game. Receive instruction from the coaching staff and members of the current and past KCD varsity lacrosse team, the top program in KY with 7 State Championships (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). Each day of camp will introduce new skills and will involve both drills and small group competitions.

Equipment required: facemask, stick, mouth guard, goggles, and water bottle. Extra sticks and goggles will be available for those who need to borrow them. Players are encouraged to wear cleats, although sneakers are allowed. Goalie gear will also be provided to those who need it. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick McAnulty at patrick.mcanulty@kcd.org or 314-4268. Other procedures and protocols will be sent via communication from Coach McAnulty.

  • Date: July 13–16 (Mon–Th; rain makeup date July 17th)
  • Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Grades: Entering 1–9
  • Min/Max Students: 25/65
  • Registration Deadline: July 6th
  • Tuition: $165

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    Arron Davis 

    PE Teacher, Director of Summer Programs
    502-814-4329
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    Anna Melnykovych 

    After School & Summer Programs Assistant
    502-814-4350
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.