Rockdale school district offers fall enrichment camp

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 Registration is now open for Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) Fall Enrichment and Exploration Camp, which will be held Oct. 2-5, 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. These camps are for students currently enrolled in grades 2-8. Camp topics include a wide variety of interests from “Rocking with Robots” to becoming a dessert chef to using visual art to explore the joys of science.

 

Enrichment Camp courses are $50 per student and will be held at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers. If you would like your child to attend Fall Enrichment Camp, download and complete the forms at www.rockdaleschools.org/enrichmentcamp or request a form by contacting 770-761-1446, hfranklin@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

 

Bring the completed forms with payment by Sept. 28 to the RCPS Office of Teaching and Learning, 1143 West Avenue, Conyers, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please ask for Holly Franklin, hfranklin@rockdale.k12.ga.us, 770-761-1446.

 

All fees must be paid in cash or online. Online fee payment is now available with a $3 surcharge at http://rcareeracad.corecommerce.com

 

If there are more applicants than seats, students will be selected through a system-wide lottery process.

 

Camp descriptions are as follows:

 

(Grade 2) Even Mad Scientists keep Sketchbooks!:  In this class, you will create your own visual science journal. The journal will be used to document your science experiences creating slimy concoctions and various fun science experiments in the lab. Your journal will even accompany you as a field journal which you will use while exploring the local flora and fauna around RCA.

 

(Grade 3) Rocking with Robots: Join us for a great time learning to program various robots! You might even get to see what it’s like to be a robot!

 

(Grades 4-5) Create, Invent and Build:  Want to learn how build and create houses, explore the earth by digging into it, or build a self-powered car?  These projects are meant to develop problem solving and solution finding skills.  Students will foster cooperation skills by working in teams to create these amazing projects.  Do you have what it takes to create, invent, and build?

 

(Grades 6-8) Master Chef, Jr. Dessert Edition: Ever wondered what it would be like to run your own bakery? Here’s your chance! Students will spend each day learning new cooking techniques and making original dessert creations. From cookies to cupcakes, students will showcase their culinary skills in daily “sweet treat” competitions. Do you have what it takes to be a “Master Chef”?

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