10 Amazing 2015 Weekly Themes
Week 1 | May 26-29 | Pirates and Princesses (4 day week)
Errrr matey - hoist me black and white flag and prepare to set sail as we voyage across the Tatesibbean. Adventure awaits us in every port where "X" marks the spot and buried treasure is within our reach. We'll have a swashbuckling good time and nobody has to walk the plank except for maybe an old counselor or two. Shiver me timbers! And, don’t forget your eye patch.
Week 2 | June 1-5 | Star Wars: Planet of the Orks
Ambassador Zurk and Darth Maximus have joined forces to steal a precious object known as the “Orkinstone,” which is believed to provide power and authority over the Ork Empire. If successful, they will use this power to battle the Jedi. Choose your coalition and prepare to travel to the Planet of the Orks. May the force be with you.
Week 3 | June 8-12 | Indiana Jones and the Legend of Taboo's Lost Treasure
It’s a race against the clock as all campers unite with Tennessee Jones (Indy’s brother) in the hunt for Taboo the Squirrel’s lost treasure. Suspicion hangs in the air as the suspense builds. Was spunky the skunk involved? What about Fred Red Fox? Has anyone even seen Taboo this week? Together we will search for artifacts and hopefully discover the treasure before time runs out!
Week 4 | June 15-19 | Superheroes
“Faster than a speeding camper on the zipline. More powerful than a John Deere pulling a hay wagon. Able to leap tall insects in a single bound --- Look, up in the sky . . . It's a crow . . . It's a squirrel . . . It's Superhero week!” Join us as we celebrate the superheroes of today and yesterday. Discover your own superhero powers as we join forces to fend off the evil villains.
Week 5 | June 22-26 | Child vs. Wild
Tribal alliances are formed and spirit fills the air as teams participate in friendly competitions to gain points throughout the week. Some challenges involve skill and energy while others involve thought and problem solving. Group unity and participation are essential. All eyes are focused on Friday’s closing tribal council where one team will be the victor!
Week 6 | June 29-July 3 | Christmas in July
Ho Ho Ho! Hang the stockings, decorate the tree, and gather around the pond for some old fashioned Christmas Carols as we celebrate Christmas in July. Keep your eyes open for that greedy old Grinch of Tatesville who hangs in the shadows trying to spoil the fun. He won't steal our Christmas! We'll have ornament making, apple cider, caroling and maybe even a visit from the jolly old man from the North Pole. "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
Week 7 | July 6-10 | Vaffeldagen
We didn’t invent the waffle - just the fun things that you can do with it. Due to the popularity of Vaffeldagen Day in 2014, it’s now a new weekly theme. Prepare for waffle scavenger hunts, daily challenges, waffle snacks and waffle trivia all leading up to the second annual Tate’s Day Camp Vaffelympics. Would you like extra syrup with that?
Week 8 | July 13-17 | Carnival
Fire up the cotton candy machine and crank up the music and games because it’s time for the Tate’s Carnival 2015. Step right up and try your hand at the ring toss, stop by the face tattoo stand, make a pitch at the dunking booth or maybe win a special prize at one of the game stations. These are just a few of the many activities awaiting you at the Tate’s Carnival.
Week 9 | July 20-24 | Medieval Mania
Join our travels to the province of Discoveryshire, adjacent to the Kingdom of Exploria, where reports tell us that there is a great unrest in the region. Court jesters lead the way as the villagers join together and create team crests portraying dignity and honor. The trumpets blare as the knights and princesses enter the grand arena for the epic dodgeball battle of 2015. It is during these times that legends are born and heroes will rise.
Week 10 | July 27-31 | Wild Water
Summer just wouldn't be complete without our most traditional and ever so popular weekly theme - Wild Water Week! So, add some extra sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN. You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes.
2015 Technology Camp
Tate's iCamp | entering grades 4th-5th | July 6-10 | $296
We are thrilled to provide another iPad Camp this summer that will be led by Tate’s School Technology Specialist, Misty Anderson. Misty holds a Master’s in Instructional Technology and Educational Studies and has been teaching at Tate’s for eight years. She is also a presenter at state conferences on technology use in elementary education. Although this camp will be held in the school’s state-of-the-art iMac computer lab, campers will spend the majority of time on their iPads. Campers must bring their own iPad 2 or later to the camp. Participants will spend each day in the technology camp until 2:00 PM. The remainder of the camp day will include swimming and other camp activities.
“iMovie, iTunes, iPad – iCan!” That’s what participants to this year’s iCamp will be saying after a week-long immersion into everything “i”! Campers will need to bring their own iPad (iPad 2 or later) on Monday and leave them in our secure computer lab until Friday. Two to three required apps will need to be installed on the iPad prior to the camp. This third year of iCamp promises to put participant’s iPad skills to the test. Campers will learn how to harness the power of their iPad to be creative, productive and use it in academic ways! Can you imagine the possibilities? This camp is perfect for campers who want to polish their existing iPad skills and then take those skills to the next level.