We had an amazing week at Short Hills where friendships were made and they made wonderful memories. It has been an amazing summer and we wish everyone to have a great summer. Hope to see you next year!
Friday, August 18, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Here at Scotch Plains this week we are so excited about engineering! Our up and coming engineers have been working on creating different types of plastic all week. Through trial and error, our campers have been discovering which recipes create the most durable plastic. Through a "weight" test, campers were eager to find out they broke the record for creating the most durable plastic of summer! The campers are now working on their next challenge.... creating plastic bowls! With a little teamwork we believe they will be successful once again. You know what they say, teamwork makes the dream work!
Teamwork in action!
Check out part of the record breaking video here! For the full video click the link below!
Teamwork in action!
Today's Theme Thursday at Somerset was Character Day! Students came to camp dressed up as their favorite character. We had a lot of creative characters here, such as Tinker Belle, Superman, and Minnie Mouse. During break, we played Sharks and Minnows as a team and had a blast. Thanks for attending International Ivy Somerset this summer! We sure hope to see you again for Summer 2018!!
|Site Director Kenny with our cast of characters!|
|Sharks and Minnows in action!|
Our campers had a great week experiencing and learning about new things!
- Youngsters in Right Brain Mix practiced Star Wars themed Yoga poses, and even learned how to say a few phrases in Russian!
- Campers in Minecraft Creative to make their own amusement parks and replicas of popular world structures.
- Students in Chemical Engineering experimented with various natural substances to make their own biodegradable plastic
- Youngsters in Left Brain Mix used Lego blocks and computers to program their own robots!
- Our student artists in Comic Creation used Pixton, an internet service, to create their own superheros and comic story lines
- Campers in Minecraft Survival for Beginners learned how to work as a team to survive the ever-spawning nighttime monsters.
- Campers in Civil Engineering built structures to withstand earthquakes - and even tested them!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
International Ivy @ Princeton is all about the P's this week
Our last week of summer camp at Princeton is underway. While we're sad to see the summer winding down to the end, from Public Speaking to Pre-Law and Python programming to Plays (in film class), we're ending our summer having fun!
This week in Oakland we have been having a variety of fun with Lemonade Stand, Film Making, Robotics Level 1 Animals, and Stop Action Animation!
Lemonade stand has been working hard to create their own flavors of lemonade and learning how to market and sell their product to others. They talk about the cost of business and how to turn a profit all while enjoying a delicious glass of lemonade.
Robotics are working hard to put their building skills to the test to build a wide variety of lego-based animals.
Film-Making and Stop Action Animation are working towards creating their own movies and stories and displaying them for the world to see :]
All for nothing, it's been a great week here in Oakland and we can't wait to see what each student creates!
Lemonade Stand Creating their now famous Watermelon Mango Lemonade!
Stop action animators busy deciding the next move!
Students taking AdventureQuest Leadership Games are developing important skills such as communication, team building, and problem solving. Our students spend their time playing different leadership games as a team, such as building a rollercoaster! While it is not always easy working together, our students are learning what it means to be a team player in order to achieve their goals. Take a look at the fun that has been happening in class this week!
|A team working together to make their own structure using all the pieces.|
|All of the students working together.|