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Summer fun: Camps at Cannon School in Concord

Camps at Cannon School
Camp Cannon
Registration is now open for Camp Cannon, which offers children ages 3-17 opportunities to connect with their peers during a variety of summer camp sessions focused on the arts, science, college prep and sports.
Camp Cannon runs for seven weeks, June 11 through Aug. 3, with the exception of the week of July 4.
The three-hour camp sessions are offered in the morning, from 9 a.m. until noon, or in the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m. There are a few full-day sessions available as well as before and after camp care.
Environmental camps
Four of Camp Cannon’s half-day camps focus on the environment.
The Art of Recycling, offered by partner SmArt Educational Art, teaches children ages 6- 11 how to create beautiful works of art while helping to keep the environment clean.
All About Water for ages 6-10 will have campers spending the week sampling and testing water and searching for organisms to determine the overall health of the streams in the wetlands on Cannon School’s campus.
Destination Earth, offered by partner Mad Science, affords children ages 6-11 the opportunity to learn about the earth and conservation as they study animals through their tracks, scents, dietary habits and camouflage.
A new offering this year, Science in the Forest, enables campers ages 6-9 to enjoy the natural world by taking on the roles of naturalist, scientist and explorer. Children will explore nature through science experiments, animal studies and more.
Music camps
Musician Marc Hoffman will offer two music camps for the first time this summer, geared toward children ages 12-15.
Introduction to Songwriting. July 16-20 from 1-4 p.m.: Students will learn the basics of songwriting and create songs in the style of their choice. Parents will be invited for a performance at the end of the week.
Music for Film, July 23-27, from 1-4 p.m.: Campers will learn the mechanics and art of writing, selecting and placing music in a video or film. Students will create new music or edit existing music and then place it into a short video that they will take home.
College prep camps
College prep courses, summertime opportunities to prepare for fall achievement and aptitude tests used in the college admission process or to get a head start on college applications. Rising juniors and seniors planning to take the SAT in the fall can choose between two week-long, full-day workshops.
The Princeton Review SAT Prep course, week of June 18, taught by trained instructors from Cannon School.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to College Prep, week of July 16, taught by Dr. Ari Mukherjee, UNCC professor.
Preparing for the ACT, week of July 23, taught by Mukherjee.
Half-day College Essay Boot Camp,weeks of June 11 and July 9, gives rising seniors a jump start on the writing process as they review actual essay prompts and draft essays for college applications.
Class and registration information is available at www.cannonschool.org/campcannon.
Cannon School is at 5801 Poplar Tent Road in Concord.

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