summer 2018

Hutchison + your kid = amazing

Tracey Ford sits down with JustMyMemphis

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is a traditional day camp that girls and boys have loved for years. We offer 11 weeks of camp, making it easy to fit one or more weeks into your vacation schedule. Our “drop in for a day of camp” option is $60 per day, based on availability. Girls must be 3 years of age by June 1, 2018, and boys must be 4 years of age by June 1, 2018. All campers must be potty trained. Campers are grouped by grade and gender. Rising pre-kindergarten Hutchison girls are Bumblebees; junior kindergarten and kindergarten Hutchison girls are Ladybugs; first and second grade girls are Butterflies; third and fourth grade girls are Sting; fifth through seventh grade girls are Hive. Our boys are Dragonflies and participate in activities as one group.

SPARK Day Camp

Camp Hours and Pricing:
SPARK Day Camp is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with these two exceptions:
SPARK Day Camp will not be in session on Monday, May 28, and Wednesday, July 4. The weekly camp rate is $225 ($180 for sessions 1 and 6).

Early Care:
Early care is available to registered campers from 7:30-9:00 am for an additional charge: $35 per session ($28 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for early care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full early care fee is due on Monday of each week of attendance.
Extended Care:
Extended care is available to registered campers from 3:00-6:00 pm for an additional charge: $65 per session ($52 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for extended care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full extended care fee is due on the Monday of each week of attendance.

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Please take a look at a short list of what is available for your kids this summer.
For a more comprehensive list check out Hutchison Summer Catalog.

Humanities Programs

For girls and boys entering grades PK-JK

Read books about zoo animals, and learn about natural habitats in hands-on projects.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 23-27; 9:00-10:30 am
Instructors: Molly McManis (second grade teacher)
Cost: $135

For girls and boys entering grades 2-5

Learn to care for magical animals, participate in potions class, and play in quidditch matches, all while reading and analyzing the original literature.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 9-13; 9:00 am-noon
Instructors: Katharine Kent (third grade teacher) &
Lucy Wesson (lower school science specialist)
Cost: $175

For girls and boys entering grades 4-8

Everyone experiences the world differently. Poetry can be used to express those experiences. Sharpen your creative writing kills by exploring and experimenting with various types of poetry. Using Young Adult verse novels for inspiration, create our own pieces. Explore how to refine and edit poetry incorporating rhythm, figurative language, and other poetic devices. poems will be published in a Zine and performed at the end of the week.

Date/Time: Mon-Friday, July 30-August 3; 1:00-4:00 pm
Instructors: Savannah McCausland (middle school English teacher)
Cost: $175

Scholars academy

Leadership institute


For girls entering grades 7-8

Build your imagination and confidence through entrepreneurial training and problem-solving skills. Learn how to develop ideas into reality and create a business plan.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 9-13; 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructors: Kim Ware (Hutchison Invests Director)
Cost: $250

For For girls and boys entering grades 1–3

Learn business basics by creating frozen treats, designing a stand, and marketing them through an original marketing plan.

Date/Time: Monday–Friday, June 18-22; 1:00-4:00pm
Instructors: Chloe Fann (U of M education & business major)
Cost: $175

For girls and boys entering grades 5-8

Create your own babysitting business complete with business cards and a business plan. Learn skills you will need for caring for small children. Gain an overview of basic childcare, including feeding, diapering, and safe playing.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1; 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Instructors: Ashlee Marshall & Elizabeth Farm (CFE staff)
Cost: $60

Humanities Programs

For girls entering grades PK–K

Explore a book through beginning ballet technique.

Date/Time: Monday–Friday, June 4-8; 9:00 am–noon
Instructors: Louisa Koeppel (dancer, teacher & choreographer)
Cost: $175

with Whitney Branan
For girls and boys entering grades 1-8

Hone musical theatre skills as we explore the space where dance becomes acting and song becomes story. Crafting compelling characters will be the focus as we mount numbers from CATS! Camp will culminate in a sharing for family and friends.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 23-27; 9:00 am-noon
Instructors: Whitney Branan (actor, dancer & director)
Cost: $175

For girls and boys entering grades 6-12

Study vocal technique for opera, musical theatre, and pop music with an emphasis on prepping for auditions.

Date/Time: Monday–Friday, June 4-8; 1:00–3:00pm
Instructors: Leandria Jack Smith (music & theatre teacher)
Cost: $150

Arts academy

Sports academy


For girls and boys entering grades 3-8

I Heart Hooping Summer Hoop Camp! Go beyond waist-hooping by learning a variety of hoop moves and choreography. Integrate the hoop into nature, science, art, tech, and dance. Make beautiful take-home projects, including your own hula hoop. Show off your moves at the end of the week for the group showcase finale.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, July 16-20; 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructors: Charity Siebert (hooper/educator)
Cost: $260

For For girls and boys entering grades JK-2

The Quickstart Academy will use the teaching method of Quickstart Tennis, a program aimed at helping kids in junior kindergarten through second grade, learn the game of tennis. Using a smaller court, net, racquet, and larger foam tennis balls, the Quickstart method makes the game of tennis easily accessible to the little ones.

Date/Time: Monday–Thursday; 9:00–10:15 am
Session I: June 11-14
Session II: June 25-28
Session III: July 9-12
Instructors: Kristin Mitchell (Hutchison middle school tennis coach)
Cost: $135 per session

For girls entering grades K-6

A wonderful introduction to the sport of cheerleading for younger girls in a fun, low-pressure environment. Learn beginning cheers, sidelines, jumps & kicks, building stunts, and a short dance. Build confidence, teamwork & showmanship! Parent observation day is the last 30 minutes of camp on Friday. Students should wear form-fitting shorts & t-shirt, athletic
shoes (rubber soled), hair pulled away from eyes, and no jewelry.

Date/Time: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am-noon
Session I: June 4-8
Session II: July 9-13
Instructors: Kathy Romine (Wings Gymnastics)
Cost: $225

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