Middle School Summer Programs

MANHATTAN YOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS

FREE 4 Week Summer Program
July 10th-August 4th
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

 Summer Program is now full.

 

Program Structure:
9:00am-9:30 am                Arrival, check-in and DOE-School breakfast is provided
9:30am-12:00pm              Morning Activities
12:00pm-1:00pm              Lunch/Recess; DOE-School lunch is provided
1:00pm-3:00pm                Afternoon Activities
3:00pm                                 Dismissal

 

Locations:

FILM and MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVES
Lower Manhattan Community School (LMC)
81 New St. NY, NY 10004

CIRCUS INTENSIVE
Peck Slip School
1 Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038

SPORTS, ARTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY INTENSIVE
Spruce St School
12 Spruce St. NY, NY 10038

LMC
1 WEEK FILM INTENSIVE
The one-week filmmaking workshops are fast-paced, intense and collaborative and offered each week.  In each group, 10-12 students work together to develop a story, from concept to screenplay, and produce an original short film. The collaborative process results in dynamic, original projects that could not have come from one mind alone. The incredibly short turnaround time - five days from concept to screening - creates the kind of high-energy environment that forges strong friendships and creative partnerships. Film Screened every Friday!

4 WEEK Writers and Directors FILM INTENSIVE * APPLICATION REQUIRED
This month-long immersion program is for middle school students who want to take their skills to the next level, and develop their individual narrative styles. Each student will write and direct his or her own original film. Throughout the month, students will work together to help each other develop their stories, serve as sounding boards and test audiences for fellow auteurs, and work on each other's productions as cast and crew. *Application Required
4 WEEK MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE.*AUDITION REQUIRED
Waterwell's Summer Theater Intensive will provide intensive, conservatory style training to middle school students looking to expand their musical theater skills.  Along with taking classes in acting, singing, and dancing, students will have the opportunity to devise, rehearse and perform an original musical.  The staff will be comprised of professional teaching artists who have a strong background in the professional theater world.  Students will also have the opportunity to work with a professional playwright, take master classes with top quality Broadway artists, and have two public performances of their original musical. *Audition will be April 1st.

 

PECK SLIP SCHOOL
2 WEEK CIRCUS INTENSIVE (FIRST 2 WEEKS ONLY)

Professional performers from this world-renowned circus troupe have developed an interactive weeklong workshop where students learn to tumble, juggle, spin plates, hula hoop, perform clown skits, slapstick, acrobatics and aerial techniques. In addition to developing the essential skills required by circus performers, students will build a sense of teamwork, trust, perseverance and responsible risk-taking.  At the end of each week students will perform a spectacular circus show full of joy and wonder. There will be a culminating circus performance on Friday July 21st.

SPRUCE ST. SCHOOL
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY (FIRST 2 WEEKS ONLY)
Partnering with CultureHub students will develop technology projects in one week to present to family and friends! There is a
Module 1: Hack the Planet
How can programming objects and crafting an animated physical space deliver a message in an artistic installation? In this week long course, students will learn the fundamentals of programming and the art of handcrafting scenic spaces to create an installation that addresses the topic of global warming. Students might do things like make a flood wipe out a model town or show the effects of global warming on animal migration.

END PROJECT: Art/Technology Installation

Module 2: Code a Story
In this workshop, students will learn computer programming for creative storytelling. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer software and hardware, file types and folder structure, variables, loops, and if statements. This workshop is designed especially for beginners, no programming experience is expected. Students will learn to use Raspberry Pi (a small Linux computer) and Processing (Programming language for creative expression).  There will be fun activities in class with body movements, game and storytelling exercises. At the end of the workshop, students will present their projects that incorporate code and stories.

END PROJECT: Visual Story built with Coding

SPORTS, ARTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (SAST)
This program allows Students and Parents to select the week, the day and the activity that best fits their summer schedule. Our goal based activities give students a chance to experience new accomplishments in Arts, Media, and Athletics. Please note students must sign-up for an AM and PM activity for the day selected.

 

Morning

Afternoon

MONDAY

Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting

Tasty Science

Spa Science

Robotics

Engineering

Basketball

Soccer

Dance: Hip-Hop

Step Team

Flag Football

Volleyball

 

TUESDAY

Video Game Design

Coding

Cooking

Cooking

Flag Football

Volleyball

Improvisational Theater

Step Team

Basketball

Soccer

Sculpture

D.I.Y

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Coding

Video Game Design

Cooking

Cooking

All Day Trip

All Day Trip

Lego Shipbuilding (All-Day)

Lego Shipbuilding (All-Day)

Basketball

Basketball

 

 

 

THURSDAY

Robotics

Chess

Modern Art

Photography

Basketball

Volleyball

Tasty Science

Tasty Science

Flag Football

Soccer

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

 

 

FRIDAY

IMPROV

Friday Showcase, Camp Party

D.I.Y

Cooking

 

Step Team

 

Special Event

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS -TBA
Week 1: July 15th
Week 2: July 22nd
Week 3: July 29th
Week 4: August 5th  

TRIPS
Week 1:  Wednesday, July 12th Brooklyn Bridge Park - Roller Skating
Week 2:  Wednesday, July 19th Laser Tag at Bowlmor Lanes
Week 3:  Wednesday, July 26th  Rock Climbing at The Cliffs -LIC
Week 4:  Wednesday, August 2nd   Coney Island Luna Park


For more information:
summerprograms@manhattanyouth.org
Call: 212-766-1104 ext 205