The Arts at Xploration | Ages 10-13

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Cooking. Fashion. Photography. It's All Here!

Welcome to the Arts at Xploration. You’re "here" because you said you’re between 10 and 13 years old and you’re interested in one or more programs in the Arts.

From fashion design to cooking to photography to foreign languages, this middle school summer camp program has it all. You'll love our specialty courses and weekly sessions! Plus, JKCP Xploration gives you lots of choices and scheduling flexibility. So you can focus on your favorite activity, try something new, or do both. 

Plus you can mix and match those topics with many more in Science & Technology and Sports & Fitness — including Computers, Science, Yoga, Tennis and others.

The Arts Half-Day Courses (12.5 hours per week)

  • Art & Design 12.5

  • Cooking 12.5

  • Dance & Yoga 12.5

  • Fashion 12.5

  • Film Studies 12.5

  • French Language 12.5

  • Photography 12.5

  • School of English 12.5

  • Spanish Language 12.5

  • Video Production 12.5

View the full Xploration schedule

Study Your Arts Subjects

Expand your Arts horizons

This is your chance to explore new skills and experiences in a friendly atmosphere with great teachers and classmates — people who are excited about the same things you are. There are several groups for each course and we’ll make sure you’re in the right one for you.

The choice is yours!

Setting up your day is easy. You'll choose one course for the morning, 9:30-12:00, and another for the afternoon, 1:30-4:00. A half-day course is 12.5 hours of class time.

For example, you might do the Photography from 9:30 to 12. Video Production from 1:30 to 4:00. That sounds like a great week. View the full Xploration schedule to create your custom week.

 

The Arts Half-Day Courses (12.5 hours per week)

Art & Design 12.5

Experiment with a variety of media. Discover design through drawing, imagery and graphics.

• Explore color, layout and pattern

• Redefine shape identity

• Try your skills through graphic, logo and custom T-shirt design

• Uncover the potential art all around you

• Manipulate ordinary objects to display them in a totally new way

• Stimulate imagination and innovation

 

Cooking 12.5

Discover new ingredients and experiment with exciting flavor blends using foods from around the world.

• Fundamental culinary skills and knife instruction

• Hands-on prep and presentation

• Create fresh, locally-sourced, authentic recipes

• Fresh, simple, clean flavors

• Expert demos by chef instructors

• Improvise to create your own unique dishes

 

Dance & Yoga 12.5

So you think you can dance? If so, come join our fun course taught by a passionate dance professional.

• Try Yoga and Yogalates

• Balance your body and mind

• Hip Hop, Zumba and more

• Professional stage and air-conditioned studio space

• All levels welcome

 

Fashion 12.5

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is everywhere right now. And fashion is no exception. We’ll simplify the steps so you can design your signature fashion elements now and when you get home.

• Embellish, re-create, and accessorize

• Trendy tassels to designer dots

• Get the buzz from the runway with our insider expert

• Explore your inspiration, get outside the box, and create your own pieces

 

Film Studies 12.5

What makes a movie “good?” From script to screen, we’ll help you define what you like and don’t like about the movies we watch.

• Forget the critics and develop your own opinion

• Recognize the value of cinematography and soundtrack

• Learn how each director’s decision affects the audience

• Daily screenings in a full-size theatre

 

French Language 12.5

Want to try a new language or get ahead for your fall classes? Try our unique approach to language instruction.

• Obtain a complete understanding of first year French grammar

• Expand your vocabulary through texts

• Leave with a customized plan to continue your learning

• Taught by native speakers

• For beginning students

 

Photography 12.5

While everyone enjoys taking pictures, not everyone is a photographer. Enhance your artistic vision, as you learn to “see” like a photographer.

• Learn to use manual camera functions

• Discover the elements that make up a great photo

• Document the world from the other side of the lens

• Use ordinary subjects to capture outstanding photos

• All levels welcome

 

School of English 12.5

Fast-learning approach to language education in a fun campus setting. Whether you come from Asia, Europe or South America, you’ll leave speaking English more confidently.

• Complete American immersion

• Prep for Cambridge and TOEFL Exams

• Choose morning classes to focus on grammar and linguistic skill set

• Choose afternoons classes to focus on vocabulary acquisition and conversational skills

• Afternoon field trips to cultural attractions supplement classroom lessons

• All levels welcome. Improvement guaranteed.

 

Spanish Language 12.5

Want to try a new language or get ahead for your fall classes? Try our unique approach to language instruction.

• Obtain a complete understanding of first year Spanish grammar

• Expand your vocabulary through texts

• Leave with a customized plan to continue your learning

• Taught by native speakers

• For beginning students

 

Video Production 12.5

Get on set and get behind the camera. From storyboard to debut, experience the complete production process.

• Play all the roles: director, editor, producer

• We pick the network. You shoot the video.

• Use software such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie

• Showcase your work on our YouTube channel

 

Summertime Living at Haverford

7:45 A.M. — Wake-up. You’ll have your own single or double room on campus (limited double rooms available). Counselors stay on the same floor with their assigned groups.

8:15 — Morning Assembly & Breakfast. Cafeteria-style meals in the dining center include all your favorite breakfast foods.

8:45 — Day Campers Arrive

9:30-12:00 — Morning Session

12:00 — Lunch. Lunch includes all kinds of sandwiches and salads, with fruit and dessert

1:30-4:00 — Afternoon Session

4:30 — Afternoon Activities. Your call. Play some sports. Go online. Hang with your friends. Read, relax or go off campus with your counselor to Saxbys, Starbucks, Baskin-Robbins, Hope’s Cookies, Chipotle or Wawa.

5:15 — Evening Forum. We'll update you about the evening’s activities.

6:00 — Dinner. Lots of choices. Pastas, stir-fry, chicken, fish of the day. Always soup & salad bar, veggies, fruit and desserts too.

7:00 — Evening Activities. Every evening we do organized activities on and off campus. Our plans vary each week.  But, here’s what you can look forward to.

On-Campus Activities

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Casino evening
  • Dance party
  • Talent show
  • Outdoor movie & video night
  • Swim party
  • Karaoke & pizza party
  • Outrageous olympics
  • Games night

Off-Campus Activities

  • Multiplex or IMAX
  • Fireworks
  • Trip to the King of Prussia Mall
  • Baseball games
  • Bowling
  • Roller or ice skating

Your choice of Saturday trips

Two trips are offered each Saturday. You choose one. We leave after breakfast and return in the evening. See Weekend Trips & Destinations for this summer’s schedule, subject to change.

Dates

Residential Day
June 24 – June 30 June 25 – June 29
July 1 – July 7 July 2 – July 6
July 8 – July 14 July 9 – July 13 
July 15 – July 21 July 16 – July 20
July 22 – July 28 July 23 – July 27 
July 29 – August 4 July 30 – August 3 
August 5 – August 11 August 6 – August 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition: Register Before March 1

  1  week  2 weeks  3+ weeks 
Residential $1695 $1645 $1595
Day: Full $495    
Day: Mornings $295    
Day: Afternoons $245    

 

 

 

 

Application Fee: $90 for residential students. $50 for day students. 

Tuition: Register March 1 & Later

  1  week  2 weeks  3+ weeks 
Residential $1795 $1745 $1695
Day: Full $510    
Day: Mornings $310    
Day: Afternoons $260    

 

 

 

 

Application Fee: $90 for residential students. $50 for day students.

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