Rockdale County students can begin their summer break learning about the science behind tie-dyeing or culture from various regions during the Rockdale County Public Schools Enrichment Camp.
RCPS Summer Enrichment Camp will take place at the Rockdale Career Academy during the week of May 27-30. There will be two sessions each day, from 7:45am-11:45am and from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Students are welcome to attend both sessions.
RCPS invited over 2,000 students to attend the camp, including 1,324 elementary school students in second through fifth grades and 754 middle school students. Students who had met the standards for fall semester were eligible for Enrichment Camp.
During the camp, second graders will learn about the culture of both Hawaii and Mexico by studying the language, food, customs, and geography; third graders will study dogs, learning about animal care from a real veterinarian; fourth graders will explore the world of chemistry through tie-dyeing or study ancient Egypt; and fifth graders will learn how to build and program robots.
Middle school students may take any of the following four courses: Write to Live, where they will examine the power of the written and spoken word; Japan, where they will explore the language, culture, and food of Japan; In the News, where students will learn what really goes on behind the news cameras and film their own news show; or Molten Metallurgy, where students will use chemistry to create things out of metal.
The cost for each camp session is $50 per student. For both the morning and afternoon sessions, the cost is $100 per child.
"The RCPS Enrichment Camp continues to be popular among students and parents because of the high level of instruction that students receive, as well as the interesting course options," said Joanna Anglin, Academic Rigor Coordinator in the Office of School Improvement at RCPS. "This summer, we are excited to offer courses that explore the creative side of math and science."
This year, the program is also open to homeschool and private school students who are Rockdale County residents and can provide evidence of meeting the standards in all classes last semester.
Payment, in the form of cash only, is accepted at the RCPS Office of School Improvement at 1121 West Avenue in Conyers between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through May 16 and at RCA on the morning of May 27.