Middle School Academic Summer Camp Courses

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July 1-July 27, 2018

A wide variety of enrichment courses await you at R-MA's Summer Academic Camp in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Explore the galaxy, master technology, broaden your reading base...it's a summer you'll never forget!

R-MA's Middle School summer camp includes field trips, fun activities, and some education.

Enrichment Courses

2018 Enrichment Theme: Innovative Minds
This year’s theme for the following sessions stems around young inventor’s minds. Our camp will offer many opportunities for students to explore innovation and imagine the possibilities through history, engineering, designing, and making. 

Science Explorer*: 
Students will use a variety of simple machines to invent Rube Goldberg challenges. Weekly inventions will provide students opportunities to collaborate and think creatively with their peers. This course is our most popular; apply early to reserve your space! 

Reading & Writing: 
Engage in non-fictional text that describes some of the greatest inventors of all time. Create digital text that is both interactive and animated.

History in Action: 
Recreate some of the most influential architectural features from the early civilizations by using everyday materials.  Let your imagination head to another world with hands-on activities on a daily basis. 

*Note: There are four periods each day. The Science Explorer runs for two periods; students taking this session can only choose two additional topics for the summer.

Other Enrichment Courses Available

Programming and Robotics:
This course aims to teach students core computer programming logic and reasoning skills using a robotic engineering context tailored to bring the magic of robotics competition into the classroom.  Students will use the Lego MINDSTORMS EV3 platform for research, construction, programming, and team collaboration.

Music Technology: 
Learn how to play piano using R-MA’s MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) lab. Each work station features a full 88-key keyboard with weighted keys and alternate instrumentation. Compose, play, and record your own music!


Summer camp means great friendships!

Skills Classes

Basic Math 
Focus on basic operations and word problems with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Small class instruction helps you master the fundamentals of middle school-level math.

If you have mastered the foundations of computational mathematics, this is for you. Learn about equations, the use of rational numbers, inequalities, and functions. You will also connect algebraic functions to geometry.

Study Skills 
Want to improve your grades and test scores? This course can help! Discover the methodology of proper study habits, what works and what does not. You will practice organizational, note-taking, and reading skills. To enhance middle-level learning, proper research and writing skills are also practiced.

Important Notes

  • All courses are for enrichment only. This is an academic enrichment camp, not a summer school program. Students cannot take these courses to make up for courses failed during the normal academic year.
  • There are four periods each day. The Science Explorer runs for two periods; students taking this session may only choose two additional topics for the summer.