Middle School Enrichment Camps


  • Below you will find the Enrichment Camps available for middle school age students. Specific age groups are included for each camp. To sign-up for the camp(s) desired, please click the camp name and complete the linked Google Form for each individual camp. Sign-ups will close on June 12th for all camps. Please send cash or check payable to LOISD by the first day of your scheduled camp. 

    Sign-ups for Enrichment Camps are now closed. We look forward to seeing you next summer!

     

    BEYOND THE BOOK

    Book 1: Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick- During this novel study we will also be learning some outdoor survival skills. We will make compasses, learn to read a map, make water purifiers out of household items and even a camp stove out of a pizza box and tin foil. At the end of the unit we will complete an obstacle course where we put all of our newly learned skills to use!

    Book 2: The Bicycle Spy by Yona McDonough- During this unit we will explore the life of a spy. We will write messages in invisible ink, create disguises, create secret codes and learn how to use cyphers. Maybe even make secret agent spy glasses with mirrors to see behind you. We will end this unit doing a scavenger hunt where we utilize all of our secret special agent abilities.

    Book 3: Upside Down Magic by Mlynowski- During this novel study we will be exploring our hidden talents as well as a little bit of magic. We will be celebrating our individual uniqueness and finishing out with a talent show.

         Teacher:  Heather Hughes, Marissa Hrisco, and Emily Matson

         Available to:  6th - 8th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  May 31st - June 3, - The Bicycle Spy: The art of Spying

                     June 7th - 10th & June 14th -17th, - Wildfire: Survival Skills

                     June 21st - 24th & June 28th -July 1st - Upside Down Magic: Magic/Talent Show

     

    "RISE UP" FITNESS

    Our "Rise Up Fitness and Fun" provides an opportunity for young female athletes of any skill level to have fun, build confidence & solid base of movement in a safe & productive environment.

    We will start with good athletic foundation and mechanics development. This would be for any skill level that wants to run faster, jump higher, swing further, and kicker harder. Every athlete is challenged & developed intelligently. Classes will improve body awareness, grip & pulling strength, balance, agility, coordination and confidence.

    Later in the week we would focus on sport and strength development in volleyball, basketball, softball. 

    Understanding the need for broad athletic bases to ensure performance throughout our athlete’s life, these classes will take our kids through the Strong Athletic Building blocks necessary to compete at the highest level.

         Teacher:  Lindsey Buhler

         Available to:  5th - 8th Grade Female Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 7th - 10th

     

    YARN-TASTIC CREATIONS

    Calling all crafty people! Come spend a few days learning new crafting skills where you can create you own beautiful yarn crafts to take home. Explore making

    Pom-pom animals, tassel making, needle yarn art, learn the basics of crocheting, and more! Please bring one skein of yarn and a crochet needle, size G or H. 

         Teacher:  Melanie Marsh

         Available to:  8th - 12th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 7th - 10th

     

    PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

    Leadership by serving others. This camp will help students build confidence by serving others in our community. I would like to partner with Lone Oak Community Seeds to provide community volunteer work, along with other organizations within Hunt County.

         Teacher:  Lindsey Buhler

         Available to:  7th - 12th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 21st - 24th and July 12th - 15th

     

    BUILDING BIOLOGY STUDENT MODELS

    Students will build/create class models for various biology concepts.  We will explore prokaryote and eurkaryote cell types, phases of cell cycles, genetic blue prints of DNA and RNA, chromosomal structures and karyotyping, varying examples of ecosystems, and creating an outdoor plant walk. 

         Teacher:  Lesa Millsap and Lindsey Buhler

         Available to:  8th - 10th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 14th - 17th

     

     JUNKYARD WONDERS

    We will be teaching a unit on reduce, reuse, and recycle using the book "Junkyard Wonders" by Patricia Polacco.  We will split the students into tribes just like they did in the book.  The students will learn that we are all wonderful in our own special ways.  We have to work together to make anything work.  They will create different things from junk and turn it into wonderful pieces of art and games while learning how we can recycle as well as reuse things over and over again. Many of the activities will be STEM based activities but could be for any age group. Older students will learn how to work with younger students and vice-versa.  We will be making robots, airplanes, cities from cardboard boxes, games, handbags, and much more from everyday junk. 

         Teacher:  Tammy Hitchcock and Danielle Garcia

         Available to:  3rd - 6th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  July 19th - 22nd

     

     "SEW" MUCH FUN

    Students will spend 3-4 days learning the crafts of sewing. We will learn to cross stitch a pattern, sew a simple gift bag, embroider your name onto a pillowcase, washcloth, or towel, and learn to sew on buttons into a cute pattern Christmas tree. We will be in stitches everyday! Parents, please provide 1 yard of plain cotton fabric of your child's choice and a pillowcase, washcloth, or towel.

         Teacher:  Melanie Marsh

         Available to:  8th - 12th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  July 19th - 22nd

     

    DESIGN YOUR OWN BUFFALO SPIRIT WEAR

    Students will learn basic silhouette software tips and tricks and create a small personalized product at the beginning of the week when practicing using the program. They will then design, cut, and press their own buffalo spirit shirt.

         Teacher:  Mindy Hogue and Amy Baxter

         Available to:  3rd - 7th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 21st - 24th

     

    MICRO MACRAME

    Campers will plan and create Micro Macrame products using measurement and proportional reasoning. Campers will learn knotting techniques, will develop a design for their product, and use measurement and proportions to determine the size of the product and the length of materials needed. A different product will be created each week. Possible products include: bracelets, keychains, wall hangings, pen/pencil holders, coasters, earrings/necklaces, hanging shelves, etc.

         Teacher:  Kristi Hopkins

         Available to:  5th - 8th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  May 31st - June 3, June 7th - 10th, June 14th - 17th, June 21st - 24th, June 28th - July 1st,

                     July 5th - July 8th, July 12th - July 15th, July 19th - July 22nd

     

    INTRO TO CROCHET

    Students will learn the basics of crocheting (chain, half crochet, single crochet, and double crochet) and start a blanket they can finish at home.

         Teacher:  Kathy Cowan

         Available to:  5th - 12th Grade Students (For 21-22 school year)

         Dates:  June 28th - July 1st