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In 2020, ICC has innovated a four-week virtual camp from July 6 to July 31 that gives kids a chance to spend time with other campers in a collaborative environment. Kids will have shared experiences with new and old friends, they will learn and they will have fun. Classes are held 2 or 3 times a week and vary from 30 minutes to 55 minutes depending on age. Parents can enroll their kids in one to six 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.
9:45 to 10:15
Kids will build upon the foundational concepts learned over the last school year gaining experience in problem-solving techniques used for competition style math. They will gain confidence and fluency 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 that Alissa Helgesen has adapted from previous Kangaroo Math competitions (2nd and 3rd grades) and Math Olympiad (Grades 4 to 6). Because it's summer kids will learn new math games to keep it fun and interesting! "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.
Class Size: 12 to 16 depending on grade. $250
Join Veera Hiranandani in a four-week virtual creative writing class for third through fifth graders. Veera's Young Adult book about Partition, "The Night Diary" was honored with a Newberry Award. "The Night Diary" was written in diary form and imagined as a young girl who journeyed from her home in Pakistan to India during Partition. Students will learn how to use details of their own lives to create an exciting story using an epistolary (diary or letter) format. Through writing prompts, discussion, and sharing students will get to the heart of the stories they want to tell.
Class Size: 8. $125.
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 small conversations, making sentences on family, fruits, vegetables, animals, body parts, favorite things and learning about India numbers and colors.
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.
Class Size: 4 to 8 depending on grade. $250
The Ramayana Story Hour and Play
10:30 am T/T/F
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. (Use Code ICC and ICC will receive 20% of all sales from Kulture Khazana). Note: Ramayana will be treated as a story and not as a religious text. Illustrations are nonviolent.
Class Size: 10. $250.
Over 350 million cubes have challenged millions of kids and adults since the Rubik's Cube was invented 50 years ago. Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will teach will take a step-by-step approach and teach students the art of solving the Rubik's cube. By the end of camp, students will be able to solve the cube and perform tricks and patterns on the cube. Ryan Kovacs is also a cuber and will help Aarav on Thursdays.
Children will need a Cube. A 3 x 3 cube is necessary. As camp progresses, other cubes could also be used.
Class Size: 10. $50
ICC Breakfast Club
Grades 2/3 and 4/5
9:00 am to 9:40 am See Schedule
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.
Class Size: 12. $50
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