Public Speaking

SUMMER CAMPS that are FUN, CREATIVE, EDUCATIONAL

Spanish

Electronics

Magic

​​Afternoon Medley Camps (Weekly 1PM - 4PM)

Groups: 6 - 9 yrs / 10+ yrs


Bonjour, Hola, NiHao!! Learn French, Spanish or Mandarin this summer.Experienced teachers use culturally based music, art, games and stories to teach your child a second language.  Over the week, campers will create crafts, learn songs, play games and have lots of fun all in the target language.  On the final day, parents join in for a short performance to see all that was learned during the week. Surprise your friends and family and show them how global you really are!

French (90 mins): Week of July 10 

Spanish (90 mins): Week of June 19

​Mandarin (90 mins): Week of June 26

90 minute camps are combined with either the Magic camp, the Balloons camp or Math Problem Solving camp together in the afternoon. When signing up for afternoon, you will be signing up for the full 3 hour combined. Weekly layout is at the bottom of this page)

(Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 14 will be in separate groups)


MAGIC: Wingardium Leviosa!!! Enter the wizarding world of MAGIC

Your child will learn the “Tricks of the Trade” from renowned professional magicians who have performed nationwide and internationally. Your child will learn many professional tricks, the sleight of the hand, the swoosh of the elbow, the confidence of performance in front of an audience. The tricks use everyday household items, commonly found objects into the performance to make it easy for your child to showcase their learnings at home. This camp has it all to bring out the magical in your child and guarantees to leave you spellbound!!! 

Afternoon 3 hour camps: Weeks of July 3rd, July 17,  July 31

(Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 14 will be in the same (large) room but will learn age appropriate tricks)

Afternoon 90 min camps: Weeks of June 19th, June 26th,  Aug 7th, (Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 14 will be in separate groups and will learn age appropriate tricks).

90 minute camp is combined with either the Foreign Language camp or the Balloons camp or Creative Writing / Math Problem Solving camp together in the afternoon. When signing up for afternoon, you will be signing up for the full 3 hour combined)

Consecutive week camps have different themes and are not duplicative.

Balloon art!!!!!!

Another unique camp for your child to learn the skill and finesse of twisting​ balloons as they pour their creative juices into developing fun pieces of art using balloons. Show off these new skills at your next party and hear the wows!!, the cooools!!! and the amaaaazings!!! that get showered on you. Camps include tournaments, fun games and of course lots and lots of balloons.

Afternoon 90 min camps. Weeks of


July 10th: Knights in Shining Armor. The Knight's tale with all the armor, swords and shields

Aug 7th: Planet Hollywood. Beymax, Elsa, Minions and all your favorite characters.

(Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 14 will be in separate groups will learn age appropriate tricks).

90 minute camp is combined with either the Foreign Language camp or the Magic camp together in the afternoon. When signing up for afternoon, you will be signing up for the full 3 hour combined)

Creative Writing and Math Problem Solving Camp

Give your child a significant head start to the next school year with our camps that are designed to stimulate creative thinking, fun and learning by building skills and strategies on Mathematical problem solving and Creative Writing.

Our Math camp is unique and innovative...like none other your child has experienced...it's really a problem solving camp
. Your child will be in highly engaging classrooms, developing problem solving fundamentals and Math Olympiad strategies, developing critical thinking skills along the way. This is not a camp where your child will get bored with repetition, quite the contrary!!!. Our Math camp is one that campers look forward to every day, filled with logical and creative challenges to excite their fertile minds.

In the 
Creative Writing program, campers will swim through the imagination filled world of creative writing on a variety of topics. Students will create works of fiction, poetry, argumentative pieces as they learn intricacies of planning, superior language style and develop effective and creative written communication skills. 

Every week, the topics will be different - so no two weeks will be the same. The variety of our programs are designed to keep campers challenged whether they attend one or multiple weeks.

Creative Writing camp + Math Problem Solving

Afternoon camps: 

Now available in all the weeks July 19th onwards

(Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 14 will be in separate groups will learn age appropriate materials)


Public Speaking and Oratory **Newly Launched
Bringing to our campers, the award winning program designed by expert coach Mr. Harrow of Ardrey Kell High. The Ardrey Kell teams under the coaching by Mr. Harrow have won many national awards including

i. Top Speaker at the 2016 World Debate Invitational
ii. National Runner Up in Oral Presentations of Literature at the 2015 National Speech Championship Tournament
iii. Overall Excellence in Forensics at the 2016 Grand National Forensics Tournament by being named one of the top 5 overall schools in the country
iv. 6 back-to-back State Championships at the Tarheel Forensic League State Championship Tournament 


Students will develop the great habits and strategies of timed eye contact, projection, effective body language, art of inflection and enunciation. They will develop the art of organizing and pacing their thoughts in a more effective delivery.

Have your child get an early start in developing their command over speech, the confidence to stand in front of a crowd and lead the journey of mastering one of the most important skills in life.
Afternoon 3 hour camp. Week of June 12th
Rising first graders and above, grouped by Elementary, Middle, High


Week view of camp schedule

Week of June 12

Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs: Young Entrepreneurs OR Scratch + Web development

6 - 9 yrs: Scratch + Web development

Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Public Speaking and Oratory​** Just added


Week of June 19
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 
10+ yrs: Mobile Apps + Lego EV3 Robotics
6 - 9 yrs: Mobile Apps + Ozobots/Lego EV3 Robotics

Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

Spanish Language + Magic

OR

Math Problem Solving + Creative Writing


Week of June 26
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Electronic Circuits + Scratch
Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Mandarin Language + Magic

OR
Math Problem Solving + Creative Writing


Week of July 3rd (closed on July 4th)
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs: Robotics, Robots and more Robotics (Lego EV3)

6 - 9 yrs: Robotics, Robots and more Robotics (Ozobots/Lego EV3 Robotics)

Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

Magic

OR

Creative Writing + Math Problem Solving


Week of July 10th
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Electronic Circuits + Mobile Apps
Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

French Language + Balloon twisting (Knights)

OR
Math Problem Solving + Creative Writing



Week of July 17th
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Scratch + Web Design
Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

Magic

OR

​Creative Writing + Math Problem Solving


Week of July 24
Morning (9AM - 12PM)
10+ yrs: Young Entrepreneurs OR Electronic Circuits + Mobile Apps
6 - 9 yrs: Electronic Circuits + Mobile Apps

Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Creative Writing + Math Problem Solving


Week of July 31
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs: Python & Data Analysis + Robotics
6 - 9 yrs: Scratch + Ozobots/Lego EV3 Robotics

Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

Magic​

OR
Math Problem Solving + Creative Writing


Week of Aug 7
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 

10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Creative Writing + Animated film using Scratch
Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs:

Magic + Balloon twisting​ (Planet Hollywood)

OR
Math Problem Solving + Creative Writing


Week of Aug 14
Morning (9AM - 12PM): 
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Mobile Apps + Web Design and Development
Afternoon (1PM - 4PM)
10+ yrs, 6-9 yrs: Creative Writing + Math Problem Solving


Camp Pricing:

Register by Feb 28th

Half day (Morning or Afternoon) camp, weekly price: $189

Full day, weekly price: $378


Register by Apr 2nd 

Half day (Morning or Afternoon) camp, weekly price: $209
Full day, weekly price: $418


Register by May 31st
Half day (Morning or Afternoon) camp, weekly price: $219
Full day, weekly price: $438


Register after May 31st 
Half day (Morning or Afternoon) camp, weekly price: $229
Full day, weekly price: $458


July 3rd week: 20% discount to above pricing

Lunch Care

Lunch care (12PM - 1PM): $40. Free for full day campers
Campers bring their own nut free lunch


After Camp Care
4PM - 6PM: $80/week. Campers bring snack

Discounts

5% discount if registering siblings

5% discount if registering for 4 or more half day camps


Additional 5% off for current Thinking Feet students who were enrolled in classes for at least 90 days  through May 2017

Full refund if canceled at least 4 weeks prior to camp start. Please read our cancellation policy on the registration page

Location

Inside Elevation Church

8835 Blakeney Professional Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277

Writing

Entrepreneurship

Mandarin

Circuits

Balloon Twisting

Games

French

Web development

A true medley of excitement and learning, unique options you will not find anywhere else in Charlotte!!!

Best Coaches + Large,spacious rooms + Small Camp Sizes(less than 15 per group).

Technology Camps in the morning and Medley Camps in the afternoon. Half and Full day options available.


Technology Camps (Weekly 9AM - 12PM)

Age groups: Rising first graders and up 

(groups may combine different age ranges based on prior technology experience)

In  Technology Summer camps, not only will campers learn coding but will be inventing and leading the path in technology creation, with the guidance of our experienced coaches. They will go through a multi-faceted creative journey

All our technology camps are customized for Beginners and Advanced programmers with a variety of challenges based on prior programming experience of campers...each week has new programs and challenges so repeat campers will get all new materials every week. We have huge rooms with a lot of space to create, build, experiment and learn.


Scroll to the bottom to see camp view by week

​​​Young Entrepreneur's camp

Campers will live an action packed journey of entrepreneurship as they launch an actual live marketing campaign to raise money for a local charity. After researching the charity and the supported cause they will build a website, a marketing plan and will launch an actual social media and calling campaign to raise money for a good cause. In the journey they will learn website development, Facebook advertising, Profit and Loss statements, Balance sheets etc and the art of researching and sales calling local businesses to increase donations to the charity....(all under the safe supervisions of our coaches). All social media resources and accounts used will be owned by Thinking Feet. Campers will not be using social media other than to learn and use for marketing purposes.

Age groups: 10+ years

Week of June 12th, July 24th


Scratch Programming + Web site Design and Development - Beginner / Advanced

Campers build games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately in front of their eyes. Campers will build a myriad of different games from Space pursuits to Aerial battles....Innovative Ball games to logic puzzles using the simple yet amazingly powerful Scratch Platform.

Campers also learn HTML and Rapid Development tools to build a fully functioning and live website with multi page navigation, embedded pictures, videos, links to internal and external pages etc. They will learn all the basic skills needed to be able to build any kind of website in the future with many practical uses (like organizing their study links, managing calendars and events to share with parents etc)

Age groups: 10+ yrs, 6 - 9 yrs

Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Week of June 12th, July 17th (different content each week)


Mobile Apps + Robotics - Beginner / Advanced
Campers design and develop mobile apps and games that they can install on their phones plus share with family and friends. Using simple to learn tools, campers proudly design and develop fully functional Android apps. They will amaze you with their creativity.

10+ yrs old campers: Program many logical challenges with the Lego EV3 Mindstorm integrating multiple sensors and motors.

7 - 9 yrs old campers: Program light and color sensing Ozobots to solve multiple fun challenges. In addition they also get exposure to the Lego EV3 Mindstorm in programming simple challenges.
Campers can choose whether they want to do more of the Apps or Robotics and customize based on their interest.
Age groups: 10+ yrs, 6 - 9 yrs

Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Week of June 19th


Electronic Circuit Design and Programming + Scratch Programming - Beginner / Advanced
Campers build games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately before their eyes. Campers will build a myriad of different games from Space pursuits to Aerial battles....Innovative Ball games to logic puzzles using the simple yet amazingly powerful Scratch Platform.

10+ yrs old campers: Design and Configure fully functioning electronic circuits on Arduino and program using the all powerful C language to make functioning prototypes of consumer utility products and games.
7 - 9 yrs old campers: Design fully functioning electronic circuits using easy to connect blocks while learning the basics of electricity and magnetism. Not only will campers get exposure to Science and Technology but will apply their creativity as they apply the fundamentals of electronics in designing practical circuits.
Campers can choose whether they want to do more of the Scratch or Circuits and customize based on their interest.
Age groups: 10+ yrs, 6 - 9 yrs
Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Week of June 26th


Robotics, Robots and Robots - Beginners / Advanced
This is the camp that is all about Robotics using the Lego EV3 Mindstorm, Ozobots and a few surprises thrown in. A free form camp for beginners and advanced programmers to learn the fundamentals and complex algorithms of robotics and developing innovative movements, applications and solutions to challenges. Campers can expect challenges they have never seen before that can only be solved using their keen Vulcan sense of logic and programming prowess. Prepare to be amazed with this unique Robotics camp, you will not find the likes of anywhere else.

Week of July 3rd (4 day camp)

Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Age groups: 6 - 9yrs, 10+ years



Electronic Circuit Design & Programming + Mobile Apps - Beginner / Advanced
Campers design and develop mobile appsand games that they can install on their phones plus share with family and friends. Using simple to learn tools, campers proudly design and develop fully functional Android apps. They will amaze you with their creativity.
10+ yrs old campers: Design and Configure fully functioning electronic circuits and program using the all powerful C language to make functioning prototypes of consumer utility products and games.
7 - 9 yrs old campers: Design fully functioning electronic circuits using easy to connect blocks while learning the basics of electricity and magnetism. Not only will campers get exposure to Science and Technology but will apply their creativity as they apply the fundamentals of electronics in designing practical circuits.
Campers can choose whether they want to do more of the Apps or Circuits and customize based on their interest.

Week of July 10th, July 24th
Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Age groups: 6 - 9yrs, 10+ years


Scratch Programming + Robotics - Beginner / Advanced
Campers build games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately in front of their eyes. 

Campers will build a myriad of different games from Space pursuits to Aerial battles....Unique Ball games to logic puzzles using the simple yet amazingly powerful Scratch Platform
10+ yrs old campers: Program many logical challenges with the Lego EV3 Mindstorm integrating multiple sensors and motors.
6 - 9 yrs old campers: Program light and color sensing Ozobots to solve multiple fun challenges. In addition they also get exposure to the Lego EV3 Mindstorm in programming simple challenges.
Campers can choose whether they want to do more of Scratch or Robotics and customize based on their interest.They will amaze you with their creativity.
Week of July 31st 
Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Age groups: All age groups together in our largest room, working on prior experienced based challenges (separated into groups)


Python Programming in Data Analysis + Robotics
Campers learn the basics of Python Programming, Microsoft Excel and use them in analyzing 'like real' business data. They will wear the shoes of professional data analysts as they apply Python programming and use data to solve real business problems. This unique camp combines technology with exposure to real world business scenarios where students will experience the tangible impacts of data on business results.

Ideal for students with significant prior background in programming who are ready to expand into more advanced languages and programming platforms
Week of July 31st
Age groups: 10+ years


Creative Writing + Animation Film using Scratch
Campers pour their imagination into their creative work of fiction narratives while learning intricacies of language styles, structured writing and develop superior written communication skills. They also build a animated movie out of their story using MITs Scratch programming platform. 
Week of Aug 7th
Age groups: 6 - 9 yrs, 10+ yrs


Mobile Apps and Web site Design and Development - Beginner / Advanced
Campers design and develop Mobile apps and games that they can install on their phones plus share with family and friends. Using simple to learn tools, campers proudly design and develop fully functional Android apps. They will amaze you with their creativity.


Campers also learn HTML and Rapid Development tools to build a fully functioning and live website with multi page navigation, embedded pictures, videos, links to internal and external pages etc. They will learn all the basic skills needed to be able to build any kind of website in the future with many practical uses (like organizing their study links, managing calendars and events to share with parents etc)
Age groups: 10+ yrs, 6 - 9 yrs
Also grouped based on prior programming experience

Week of August 14th

Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the South Charlotte Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county at the Blakeney Performing Arts Center (Elevation Church Building) near the intersection of Rea Road & Ardrey Kell Road. 

We are just minutes away from nearby Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.

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