Citizen, Scholar, Steward

A700: 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 20-24
  • Time: 8:00–9:00 am
  • Grades: Entering JK–4
  • Registration Deadline: July 18
  • Tuition $40

A701: 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 20-24
  • Time: 9:00 am–3:30 pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: July 6
  • Tuition $595

A702: 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 20-14
  • Time: 9:00–11:00 am
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: July 6
  • Tuition $265 (price includes book, CD, and all supplies)

A703: 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 20-24
  • Time: 12:00–2:00pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: June 6
  • Tuition $245

A704: 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 20-24
  • Time: 2:15–3:30pm
  • Grades: Entering 6-9
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Tuition $255

A705: American Girl Doll Camp

Bring your favorite American Girl Doll and join us for a fun filled week of fun. We will learn about several of the dolls and how they “lived .” Then we will enjoy all sorts of activities associated with those times ....everything from crafts to food . You and your doll won’t want to miss this week of summer fun with Ms. Nussbaum!

  • Instructor: Halle Nussbaum, Lower School Assistant
  • Date: July 20-24
  • Time: 9:00am–12:00 pm
  • Grades: Entering K-4
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Tuition $200

A706: DeFL Maker Camp

Summer is a great time for making, designing, building and tinkering. In KCD’s DeFL we desire to inspire kids to embrace their inner maker, to get their hands dirty, to create things, to break things, and have a lot of fun doing it. Join us in KCD’s DeFL and learn by doing in camps designed to employ the latest DIY fabrication tools (3D printers, laser cutter, and a CNC mill- as well as good old fashioned hand tools) in order create projects embracing the fundamentals of design, iteration, electronics, engineering, and art. Potential projects include a 3D printed fidgets, modular deer head, engraved finger box, t-shirt designs, stickers, LED laser cut icosahedrons and much more. Instructor: Tim Rice, FabLab Coordinator
  • Date: July 20-24
  • Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Grades: Entering 5-8
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Tuition $325

A707: Gladiator Challenge

Gladiator Challenge, Dr. Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, and more...Campers must wear athletic shoes. Join physical education teacher and coach, Val Vertrees, for an action-packed week of fun and games. Daily snack will be provided.

  • Instructor: Val Vertrees, Lower School PE Teacher
  • Dates: July 20-24
  • Time: 9:00-12:00pm
  • Grades: Entering JK-4
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Tuition $160

A708: Just for Boys

This will be a week designed Just for Boys. We will play an assortment of sports and games, including Gladiator Challenges and Water Balloon Battles. This camp will conclude with a boys-only sleepover on the KCD campus on Friday night. (On Friday, July 24, boys do not come to KCD until 6:30 pm for dinner, play time, movie and sleep-over. Pickup is Saturday, July 25th, at 8:30 am.)

  • Instructor: Val Vertrees, Lower School PE Teacher
  • Date: July 20-24
  • Time: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Grades: Entering JK-4
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Tuition $220
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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.