2020 Summer Camps
WaPrep typically offers the following types of summer programs (COVID-19 restrictions).
Robotics 101 covers basic maneuvers and coding for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots. Through the planning and completion of several missions, including those from the 2019-2020 First Lego League (FLL) season, students will learn how to create autonomous robots that follow pre-planned pathways. As a STEM-integrated camp, students will use math and basic engineering principles throughout the course of their time with us. These principles include, but are not limited to: gear ratios, wheel diameter to distance conversions, and formula derivation. We will also honor the FLL rules and regulations, which put a heavy emphasis on team building and cooperation, as we see robotics as a team activity. Come make your crazy ideas a reality with us!
Art & Music Camps
Students will be introduced to fundamental classical drawing techniques and design concepts in a fun and approachable way. Classes are hands on, all levels welcome and no materials necessary. Choose session 1, 2, or 3 to dive into the greatest hits of art history like still-life drawing and composition (session 1), figure drawing and portraiture (session 2) and plein-air painting (session 3). Set your experimental side free with a sampling of design in sessions 4, 5 and 6 like paper arts (session 4), sculpture (session 5). For a serious art immersion sign up for more than one!
Making Music + Audio Engineering Basics
Make music with Apple Logic Pro X. This powerful software allows you to create, record, mix, and share your amazing music. Compose, rehearse, and arrange original songs or music by other artists. Learn the basics of audio engineering that will allow you to record guitars, vocals ukuleles, drums, and other instruments. Use the midi keyboard to access Logic Pro’s extensive instrument library. Upload your finished music to SoundCloud to share with the world!
Music Making - Digital to Analog
Coding + Hand Drumming + Guitar & Ukulele
Learn the basics of digital music with EarSketch and AudioTool. Use the sounds from the EarSketch library or your own sounds, along with python code, to produce studio quality music. AudioTool is a cloud-based electronic music composition platform that allows you to create and share your music. Explore the rich and varied hand drumming traditions of West Africa, The Caribbean, and Brazil. Learn to play popular songs on the guitar or ukulele.
Come join us this summer on the campus of Washington Preparatory School for weeklong science camps. Students will conduct experiments in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics. Hands-on approaches are used to maximize student engagement and more importantly, to have fun! Come join us and find out if a trebuchet is as effective as a catapult, which designs work best to prevent precious cargo from breaking during falls, how to ID plants and animals in the PNW, how to isolate and purify DNA, how to culture bacteria, and other experiments!
FUNdamentals of Acting:
As a little kid, did you enjoy playing pretend? Are you the type of creative person who enjoys dressing up and thinking that you are a different person in a very different place than where you are? Or, are you interested in acting and being an active participant in school plays and shows? Come to our FUNdamentals of Acting camp where you will learn the basic skills necessary to introduce you into theater. Whether you plan on being in school plays or if you just want to have some fun putting on some performances among friends, our camp is the place to start it all.