In 2020, ICC is hosting a four-week virtual camp from July 6 to July 31. ICC's camp will give kids the chance to share experiences with new and old friends and to learn. Classes are held 2 or 3 times a week and vary from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on age. Parents can enroll their kids in one, two, three or four classes. Class sizes are limited. Prices are for the four-week session. Days of week and time of day are listed on the Camp Schedule. ICC's 2020 Camp is staffed by an exceptional team of teachers.
Kids will build upon the foundational concepts learned over the last school year gaining experience in problem-solving techniques for competition style math. They will gain confidence in their understanding of mathematical concepts as they work on logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. "Campers" will work both individually and collaboratively in a small group setting using problem sets from previous Kangaroo Math competitions (2nd and 3rd grades) and Math Olympiad (Grades 4 to 6). Each week kids will engage in timed mock-competitions to become familiar with this style of mathematics. Because it's summer we will also learn new math games to keep it fun and interesting! There are four levels of Competitive Math. "Lexy" Hanley will teach Grades 2 and 3. Alissa Helgesen will teach Grades 4 and 5/6. Teachers will be assisted by interns who will oversee collaborate breakout rooms.
Three Beginner, one Intermediate and one Advanced Intermediate classes are being offered. Summer Hindi classes will be between 30 to 45 minutes. The 30-minute class will meet three times a week. The 40- and 45-minute classes will meet twice a week.
Both of Nandita Sinha's Beginner classes will focus on numbers, colors, fruits, vegetables, common phrases and learning about India.
Nandit's Intermediate class will focus on numbers, colors, small conversations, reviewing vocabulary that's been taught and introduce new topics.
In Vaishali's Beginner class students will learn and practice conversation skills using simple vocabulary and commands on likes/dislikes, myself, places I go, food and clothes. The class will also cover Hindi numbers, poems and games using vocabulary and commands learned.
Vaishali's Advanced Intermediate students will learn grammar and practice grammatically correct conversation. Topics include gender difference, singular/plural, post-position and pre-position in conversation. Hewr students will also learn advanced vocabulary words to use in conversation.
Take a journey through one of the biggest Indian epics: Ramayana. The class shares the story of Ramayana as a read-a-loud, story-telling enactment, live interactive chat and Ramayana play preparations. The session will end with a performance on Zoom on Saturday, August 1, where participants will enact a portion of Ramayana. The performance is open to parents, relatives, grandparents and friends around the world. If parents would like to order Ramayana, Akruti will be reading from A Treasury of Ramayana Stories, an illustrated children's book that can be ordered from Kulture Khazana. Note: Ramayana will be treated as a story and not as a religious text. Illustrations are nonviolent.
Hang out with friends and play games over breakfast. ICC Interns will greet kids at 9 am with icebreakers and challenges such as "Two Truths and a Lie", Indian Jeopardy and Hat Day. Interns will break campers into breakout rooms to collaboratively solve riddles or if the kids, want, just chat. It’s a great way to start the day with a virtual camp day. Activities are planned by Alexandra Hanley.