Special Interest Camps

MPS offers a variety of special interest camps each summer for students across the region:

Our Summer Performing Arts Workshop (SPAW) was a big hit over the past two summers for students interested in dance, music, and theatre.

Students are invited to join us at the MPS campus of Hogwarts for this year’s version of Potterpalooza: A Week of Magic. This has become one of our most popular camps!

Bricks 4 Kidz is back this year for campers who are interested in coding, robotics, and stop animation.

Want to try something different? Model United Nations Camp and Visual Arts Camp are new this year!

REGISTER ONLINE for all camps and workshops

SPAW (Summer Performing Arts Workshop)

Gotta Sing…Gotta Dance…

SPAW (Summer Performing Arts Camp) is a program for students ages 7-18 interested in the performing arts.

This is a two week program that will commence in the recently renovated Mercyhurst Prep Performing Arts Center, (PAC). If you’ve gotta sing and gotta dance…then grab your dancing shoes and favorite music and join us on the MPS Performing Arts stage for two weeks of musical theatre fun! Students will be grouped accord­ing to age. Every day each group will experience classes in dance, music, and theatre. Grab a friend or two and don’t miss this opportunity! On Friday, June 21, our talented students will perform a showcase for family and friends in the Performing Arts Center.

WHERE: MPS
WHEN: June 10 – 21 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AGES: Ages 7 – 18
COST: $150
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

POTTERPALOOZA

A Week of Magic…Wizardry…Fun…Adventure…

During the Week of Magic, students will be sorted into houses and will attend various Harry Potter themed classes such as herbolo­gy, PLR (Professor Lockhart’s Reenactments), potions, astronomy and so much more.

Young witches and wizards will gather at the Mercyhurst Prep campus of HOGWARTS and will take excursions to the “castle” at Mercyhurst University. Students should dress for a variety of indoor/outdoor games and activities, and are welcome to dress in costume. Bring a bagged lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided.

WHERE: MPS
WHEN:
July 8 – 12 and/or July 22 – 26 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Can do either week or BOTH!
AGES: 5 – 14
COST: $150 ($140 each with sibling discount) and includes a camp tee shirt
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

NEW THIS YEAR! Model United Nations Camp

Discussion + Debate = Diplomacy

Do you like current events, politics, history, and debate?  Then, this mini-conference is for you!  Model United Nations teams are growing across the nation, and we want you to see what they are all about! Join us for a fun and exciting 2 days where you will learn about Model UN and what it is like to be a part of the team! You will then be guided though a simulation where you join a delegation of a member country, and you and your team will promote and defend your country’s point of view on real issues facing the world today! Delegations then work together to propose solutions as they would in the real United Nations.  The conference ends with an brief award ceremony and reception for participants and their families. 
Please bring a bagged lunch both days; snacks and water will be provided. 

WHERE: MPS
WHEN: July 18 & 19 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
GRADES: 5-8
COST:$40 per participant; $10 discount for 5 or more students from the same school
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

NEW THIS YEAR! Visual Arts Camp

Give your kids the invaluable and innate gift of creativity this summer through the visual arts at Mercyhurst Prep. This week-long camp is designed to help young minds break free of inhibitions and unleash creativity through a variety of classes that ignite spontaneity and imagination. These classes include painting, photography and ceramics. Students will be grouped by age and will leave the week with a camp shirt they get to silkscreen themselves!

WHEN: June 10-14 (Monday – Friday)
full day session 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., half sessions 9:00 a.m. – noon or 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
AGES: 7-18
COST: $150, full day session, $80 half sessions
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

BRICKS 4 KIDZ

INTRO TO CODING
The ability to code is a key component of technology education today. Our coding program will teach students important strategies to enhance their logic and problem-solving skills as well as help them work toward becoming technological innovators of tomorrow. Our program offers a skill level progression of coding concepts. Students will be introduced to basic coding with a fun, user-friendly coding software.

WHEN: June 24–28, 9:00 a.m.–noon
AGES: Ages 9 and up
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Students will develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills as they create fun video games. Game designers will think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively to create various video games. Each Game Design unit includes a themed mini-model built with LEGO® Bricks that will be the main character of all of the games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the video game design software. Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed video games.

WHEN: July 29–August 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon
AGES: Ages 9 and up
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

CODING WITH EV3
Bring LEGO® Bricks to life with coding! The ability to code is a key component of technology education today. Our coding programs will teach students important strategies to enhance their logic and problem-solving skills as well as help them work toward becoming technological innovators of tomorrow. Our programs offer skill level progression of coding concepts as students advance through multiple levels from beginner through advanced. Students will build models with LEGO® Education’s WeDo or EV3 elements, then control their models with the codes they write.

WHEN: July 29–August 2, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
AGES: Ages 9 and up
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

EV3 ROBOTICS
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors, and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or creating a mousetrap. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!

WHEN: July 15–19, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
AGES: Ages 9 and up
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Light, cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects, and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits, and more. When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss your chance to be a movie producer!

WHEN: June 24–28, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OR July 15–19, 9:00 a.m. – noon
AGES: Ages 9 and up
CONTACT: Email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

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Camps subject to change.