Students participate in a three-week full day camp. Mornings are devoted to academics, with modules in life sciences, physical sciences or math/computer sciences occupying the entire morning. Students rotate through each module, spending one week in each. Instruction in these modules will include hands on activities and computer-based instruction; mathematics and communication (oral and written) will be integrated across the modules.
In the afternoons students prepare for academic competitions, such as the National Science Decathlon, as well as participate on site in competitions (e.g.Math/Science Bowls, board games like Cranium, Math Sudoku), outdoor sport competitions etc. The science modules, with math integrated into the design of the modules, will incorporate the competency goals for 7th and 8th graders.
Classes are designed to help students learn about themselves (human biology) and their world (i.e. the environment), space exploration and other topics that capture their imagination. Mathematics will be used to gather, organize and present data.