Workshops

Marlborough Summer offers a number of one-week workshops in a wide variety of subject areas. 

During the week of June 10, 2019, we will offer: 

Algebra I Brainstorm (grades 7-8)

This course will review the important topics of Algebra 1 to get students ready for Geometry or Algebra 2 in a week. It is best if students have completed Algebra 1 and want to strengthen their concepts through applications of algebraic principles. The course will have lessons, activities and projects to reinforce algebraic equations and their use in the real world.

Art of Story Making (grades 2-3)

Have you ever wanted to be an author, illustrator, bookbinder, and designer all in one? Well, in this fun and fabulous class, you can! Create the structure of your book first, and imagine what you will put in it. Learn about the elements of a story including plot, characters, theme and setting, then draft, develop, and complete your own story. Sketch out illustrations to develop your story while learning about color, composition, line, shape and space. Enhance and embellish your illustrations using drawing, painting and collage techniques. Make a title page, add your own name as author, illustrator and book designer, and write a dedication, foreword or introduction. Design a border that reflects your story's theme, and add it to the pages that you put in your book. Bind it all together and use any or all of the
materials available to make your covers special inside and out. We will share our work as we go along and invite family and friends to celebrate our creations at the end of Camp.

Eureka! The Inventor's Camp (grades 2-3)

Campers will spend their week overcoming a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, and tips from famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci and Rube Goldberg. They will use a little bit of ingenuity to create catapults, forts, and construct working light sticks to take home. Thomas Edison said, “Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration." Campers will say, “This camp is 100% FUN!”

SPARC Tank (grades 5-6)

Have you ever wondered how today’s most innovative companies came to be? Or ever had a great business idea and wondered how to turn it into something more? Then this is the workshop for you! In Marlborough's SPARC Tank, participants will learn valuable entrepreneurial skills, including techniques for brainstorming ideas, practical problem solving, market research, public speaking, presentation building, and effective teamwork. Using the Lean Startup Method, students will work in groups to build their own ventures, ultimately pitching their ideas to a panel of judges. By the end of the five-day workshop, students will be ready to take their ideas to the next level and launch their own entrepreneurial journey! No prerequisites necessary; this course is well-suited for students who want to learn, experiment, and work with others.

Leadership Camp (grades 6-8)

Offered for girls entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2019, Leadership Week at Marlborough aims to give young women skills and confidence both inside and outside the classroom, empowering the next generation of leaders. Rising 6th through 8th graders will participate in mental, physical, and artistic activities while finding opportunities to take on leadership roles with their peers. On a typical day in the leadership week, students can expect to do some of the following: put on goggles to learn carpentry skills in the wood shop; perform improv comedy with her peers without a script; create paintings on a theme or idea of her invention; push herself to try a difficult rock climbing course; present a speech to practice her public speaking skills; and develop verbal skills to set boundaries in self-defense. Participants will be visiting Rockreation for a special rock-climbing opportunity. The Leadership Workshop is devoted to creating more opportunities for young women to find their voice -- and have fun along the way! This special workshop is has very limited enrollment. For Summer 2019, we will offer two sessions.

Summer Coding Intensive (grades 7-12)

This one week intensive coding workshop will introduce students to computer graphics programming using the Processing language. Students will learn how to create their own interactive animations and video games that run as desktop applications, in web pages, or on mobile devices. The workshop will introduce students to standard programming concepts such as variables, functions, conditionals, and loops. Students who are interested in taking AP Computer Science A (Java) in the Fall may take this workshop as a “crash course” in coding, and they will be given supplementary exercises.

Drama Camp: The Actor's Workshop (grades 4-8)

This exciting class for 4th-8th graders is dedicated to teaching young people how to merge their unique qualities to act. Students will be exposed to an expanded knowledge of acting techniques and will learn to use their body, voice, and imagination to make a character come to life. This class is designed to enhance an actor’s ability to be creative, confident, and better prepared for auditions and plays. Actors will participate in scene work with props, improvisation, monologue work, creative drama, audition techniques, story creation, and pantomime.

During the week of June 17, 2019, we will offer:

Art of Story Making (grades 4-5)

Have you ever wanted to be an author, illustrator, bookbinder, and designer all in one? Well, in this fun and fabulous class, you can! Create the structure of your book first, and imagine what you will put in it. Learn about the elements of a story including plot, characters, theme and setting, then draft, develop, and complete your own story. Sketch out illustrations to develop your story while learning about color, composition, line, shape and space. Enhance and embellish your illustrations using drawing, painting and collage techniques. Make a title page, add your own name as author, illustrator and book designer, and write a dedication, foreword or introduction. Design a border that reflects your story's theme, and add it to the pages that you put in your book. Bind it all together and use any or all of the
materials available to make your covers special inside and out. We will share our work as we go along and invite family and friends to celebrate our creations at the end of Camp.

Drama Camp (grades 4-8)

This exciting class for 4th-8th graders is dedicated to teaching young people how to merge their unique qualities to act. Students will be exposed to an expanded knowledge of acting techniques and will learn to use their body, voice, and imagination to make a character come to life. This class is designed to enhance an actor’s ability to be creative, confident, and better prepared for auditions and plays. Actors will participate in scene work with props, improvisation, monologue work, creative drama, audition techniques, story creation, and pantomime. This class will culminate in a performance during the final week of the five-week program.

Leadership Camp (grades 6-8)

Leadership Week at Marlborough aims to give young women skills and confidence both inside and outside the classroom, empowering the next generation of leaders. Rising 6th through 8th graders will participate in mental, physical, and artistic activities while finding opportunities to take on leadership roles with their peers. On a typical day in the leadership week, students can expect to do some of the following: put on goggles to learn carpentry skills in the wood shop, perform improv comedy with her peers without a script, create paintings on a theme or idea of her invention, push herself to try a difficult rock-climbing course, present a speech to practice her public speaking skills, and develop verbal skills to set boundaries in self-defense. Participants will be visiting Rockreation for a special rock-climbing opportunity. The Leadership Workshop is devoted to creating more opportunities for young women to find their voice -- and have fun along the way! Choose from two sessions: June 10-14 or June 17-21. Limited to 20 participants.

Marlborough Summer 2019 Dates
 

June 10-14
Week 1 Workshops

June 17-21
Week 2 Sports Camps and Workshops

June 24-July 26
Five-Week Program (Camp Mustang and Classic Summer)