Week 4: July 8-12

Welcome to the 2019 TDS Summer Programs Week 4 workshop list!

Click on each workshop to find descriptions, teachers, and prices for each class. We look forward to providing your child a quality program focusing on fun and exploration. Please note that age ranges are listed next to each workshop title.
All workshop prices are for the week – Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. Extended Day can be added on for an additional cost.

Storybook Adventures (4-5)

Instructor: Dr. Jenny Howell
Ages: 4-5
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
Who doesn’t love a great book? Each day we will explore stories about a different animal: mice, bears, cats, pigs, and dogs! We’ll create art, sing songs, and make snacks to complement each animal.

Jenny has worked educating children in many forms over the past 23 years; classroom teacher, parent, tutor, and interventionist. Jenny specialized in literacy development and earned a PhD from the University of Virginia and is currently a third grade teacher at TDS. The children may pass along stories about her playful labradors, Sunny and Dock. Jenny is leading several camps this summer and especially loves being in the kitchen and making crafts.

Explore the Triangle (5-7)

Instructor: Tiffany Philbeck
Ages: 5-7
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
It’s time for a field trip! We’re bringing back TDS’s original summer experience: Explore the Triangle! Our cities’ hands-on museums, natural beauty, history and family-friendly lifestyle offer a wide variety of field trips for every age group and interest. Maybe we’ll visit the RDU Observation Park to watch planes land and take off or enjoy walking across the zigzag bridge and playing on the grass beside the large garden pond at Duke Gardens. How about visiting some of our local museums and then discovering nearby parks? Join us on an adventure across the Triangle to revisit favorite places and discover some hidden gems.

Tiffany graduated with a Master’s in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this past school year she served as Kindergarten Assistant as well as After School Counselor and interim After School Director at TDS. In her free time Tiffany loves to read books like Harry Potter, watch Disney movies, and play Pokemon. She is looking forward to learning, playing, and growing with friends this Summer!

Grossology I (5-7)

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Instructor: Kyara Kimber
Ages: 5-7
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
Ewww! What’s that? Explore the science of everything slimy, gooey and gross. Make your own gooey concoctions, create our own worm farms, answer yucky questions about our bodies with experiments, and more!

Kyara Kimber has been part of the TDS community for three years as an after school counselor. A resident of Mebane, she is studying Criminal Justice and will be attending North Carolina Central University to further her degree this summer. Her goal is to share her passion and become a Criminal Justice professor. In her spare time Kyara likes to sing, play guitar, and help at risk youth in her community. She is eager to expand her role at TDS leading several camps this summer.

Sports & Strategy Games (7-9)

Instructor: Steven Mercado
Ages: 7-9
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
This camp will help children understand how to work together while learning how to use their bodies and minds productively and strategically. They will play and learn sports and games that that are new, but also some that may be familiar to them, like Capture the Flag, Fort Crasher, dominoes, various sports, and more!

Steven Mercado is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Bank Street College (M.Ed.).Steven is a second grade teacher and Middle School boys basketball assistant coach at TDS. He is eager to prepare our younger athletes for middle school and high school sports.

Minecraft & Makers (7-12)

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Instructor: Zachary Keesee
Ages: 7-12
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
Join Minecraft friends on missions created by our lead instructor, such as designing a fairytale setting or making mazes for friends. Players will explore and build across vast landscapes of mountains, forests, caves, and various biomes. Characters will hunt, sail, and farm while constructing homes and objects by breaking and placing textured cubes in a 3D world. We will use our creativity and have limitless opportunity to build, discover, and problem-solve in the world of Minecraft.

Zachary is a Durham native and TDS lifer. He is currently attending NC State’s computer and electrical engineering program. Zachary loves spending his free time outdoors playing soccer, basketball and computer games.

Cooking (8-12)

Instructor: Bianca Murphy
Ages: 8-12
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
Don’t you wish you could make yourself exactly what you want for every meal? Let’s put aside the chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, or stop saying “not again” to what our parents make and dive into all of our kitchen’s possibilities ourselves! We’ll have fun, try to eat healthy, develop or hone our cooking skills, experiment in the kitchen, improve math and reading skills .. all in an engaging way, while expanding our culinary palates. Some of the activities included are: cooking, baking, outdoor play, arts & crafts and much more.

Bianca was born and raised in Durham, NC and is a second grade teacher at TDS. She is thrilled to be working with our future leaders this summer. She loves incorporating hands on activities that make learning fun! Bianca believes that when a child has busy hands they will have busy brains. She can’t wait to continue these activities and build strategies they will use throughout their lives. Bianca is excited to spend time working with new skills they will be able to use in the kitchen!

Outdoor Odyssey (8-12)

Instructor: Lizzie Hofmann
Ages: 8-12
Session: July 8-12
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14
Price: $270
Is your child interested in learning about or polishing outdoor skills? We’ll explore shelter building, rope and knot tying, animal tracking, and much more! Join Lizzie on an Outdoor Odyssey in Durham’s natural areas! Daily field trips expected, weather permitting.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS 2019

CONTACT US
919.383.8800
4911 Neal Road
Durham, NC 27705

Melissa Cabrera
Summer Programs Director

Morgan Whithaus
Summer Programs Assistant
CIT & Intern Coordinator