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SUMMER QUEST CAMPS
@ ARROW

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Arrow Accelerated Academy's camp sessions allow campers to experience one of the coolest parts of Acton learning: Quests! During these two-week sessions, learners will immerse themselves in a hands-on project related to the theme of the camp.
 
During Quest Camps, learners will experience other elements of Acton-style learning: Socratic discussions, self-paced and individualized work, progress tracking, and collaboration - a sample of what learning is like at Arrow Accelerated Academy. Arrow Accelerated Academy's camps are academic in nature, but there is certainly a lot of fun to be had while exploring this topic!
 

Families enrolled in Arrow Accelerated Academy's school year program will have priority registration for summer camps and a 10% discount on enrollment. 


 
Camp Registration Options

Choose one session for a morning-only or afternoon-only half-day option,

or choose both AM & PM sessions for a full-day option.

Registration for all camp sessions will close on May 31st, 2023.

Summer Camp Session #1

June 19-June 30

 

MORNING SESSION

8:30am-11:30am

$350

CHOCOLATE QUEST

Chocolate Mix

Join Miss Sarah on this exploration of all things chocolate! Participants will become chocolatiers, as they complete challenges exploring the history, science, and art behind this beloved treat.

Please be advised that this camp involves handling and consuming chocolate and related ingredients.

Ages 6-14. Minimum of 8 participants required for this camp to run.

Summer Camp Session #2

July 10-July 21

MORNING SESSION

8:30am-11:30am

$350

SURVIVOR

QUEST

Campfire

Join Miss Sarah on a Quest to survive the wild! Participants will engage in challenges to build their outdoor survival skills (fire-building, shelter-building, water filtration, first aid, and plant identification). 

Ages 5-14. Minimum of 8 participants required for this camp to run.

Summer Camp Session #1

June 19-June 30

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:00pm-3:00pm

$350

ART

QUEST

art intro

Join Mr. Ryan as we explore our creativity through various art mediums! We'll learn from great artists and one another as we work our way through challenges in drawing, painting, sculpting, and other mediums. No art expertise is necessary - you'll just need a willingness to try your best!

Ages 5-14. Minimum of 8 participants required for this camp to run.

Summer Camp Session #2

July 10-July 21

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:00pm-3:00pm

$350

BUSINESS BOOTCAMP

Image by Clem Onojeghuo

Join Mr. Ryan at our small business incubator! Participants will be lead through a series of challenges to develop their own small business in preparation for the Arrow Children's Business Fair taking place on July 22, 2023. (Participation in the Children's Business Fair is encouraged, but not mandatory for camp.)

Ages 7-14 (participants need to have an ability to read and write). Minimum of 8 participants required for this camp to run.

Summer Camp FAQs

 

Can my child participate in Quest Camp if they don't attend Arrow Accelerated Academy? 

Yes, learners from other schools are invited to participate in Quest Camp! Our camps are a great way to "test drive" our model of learning. Please check out information about our school year program!  

Are there certain academic skills my child has to have mastered to participate? 

Camp materials will be adjusted to accommodate a range of ages. However, your child will likely be most comfortable if they have an emerging reading ability, some writing skills, and some experience using a Chromebook/computer. Campers will be expected to work relatively independently (without an adult hovering or "nagging"). Campers will also be collaborating on projects and having discussions with other children, so they should be comfortable working with others in this capacity. 

Who will be leading each camp session?

Arrow Guides will be leading each session, delivering an authentic, Socratically-guided Acton experience during these summer sessions. Read their biographies here.

Will the camp be hosted indoors or outdoors? 

We will be indoors for most of our activities, but we will take breaks outdoors. Survivor Quest will take place primarily outdoors.

What time is drop-off and pick-up on camp days?

For AM only camps, please drop off between 8:45-8:50am to allow your child to settle in and be ready for camp to launch at 9am! Camp will end at 11:30. Your child should be picked up no later than 11:35. 

For PM only camps, please drop off between 11:45-11:50am to allow your child to settle in and be ready for camp to launch at 12:00pm. Camp will end at 3:00pm. Your child should be picked up no later than 3:05pm. 

If your child is enrolled for both AM and PM sessions (full-day), please drop off between 8:45-8:50am to allow your child to settle in and be ready for camp to launch at 9am! Time will be set aside in between camps for lunch and recess. Camp will end at 3:00pm. Your child should be picked up no later than 3:05pm.

What should we bring to camp each day?

For half-day sessions, please bring a water bottle and snack. If your child is going to be with us for the full day, be sure to pack a lunch. Please apply sunscreen before arriving so your child is ready to be outdoors. 

In terms of clothing, nearly all of our camps involve a chance of getting messy! Please wear clothes that are able to get dirty. (It may be wise to pack a change of clothes, just in case!) 

 

What happens on the last day of camp?

Families and friends will be invited to an Exhibition during which campers will demonstrate what they've created during their time at Arrow Accelerated Academy. 

What happens if I change my mind or our summer plans change and we can no longer attend? 

A 50% refund will be given for cancellations before May 31st, 2023. Our Guides will be purchasing supplies and making plans for specifically for your child(ren), so no refunds will be offered after May 31st, 2023. If we do not reach the enrollment minimum for any camp by May 31st, 2023, you will be notified and refunded. 

What about COVID-19 protocols at Arrow Academy?

Arrow Academy is currently following CDC, IDPH, and ISBE guidelines for the preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

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