Summer At Dawson

Dawson is very excited to announce the launch of our 2018 summer camp program led by our very own AMAZING faculty! 
Dawson Summer Camp: Bears By Design offers a variety of unique adventures for rising kindergarten through fifth-grade students.  

Dawson Summer Camp: Bears By Design

This summer camp experience will offer opportunities for students to explore the design-thinking process through engaging, collaborative activities. The creative minds and abilities of students will grow as they explore exciting summer camp themes!  Dawson Summer Camp is open to the public so share with your friends and don't delay.

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  • Summer Cubs (Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grades)

    Dawson Summer Cubs is for children ages 5-7 entering kindergarten and first grade in Fall 2018. 

    Week 1: June 11-15 - STEAM, Design and Save the Environment
    Design thinking projects will reflect the impact of human activity on the environment. Investigate oils spills and the effects on animals and oceans, explore water conservation through building terrariums, study pollution through Concertina Changing Pictures, create public service announcements urging communities to take a stand for their environment, and use Virtual Reality goggles to “travel” and observe different locations around the globe.

    Week 2: June 18-22 - Zip Lines, Roller Coasters and Construction Marvels
    Use modern and futuristic designs to find innovative ways to create a model of a theme park that would make Walt Disney proud! Collaborate with others to plan, test and revise your portion of a 3D amusement park, then test the functionality of the models using available resources and technology. Explore wondrous construction marvels through use of Virtual Reality goggles and recreate them or design your own unique constructions.

    Week 3: June 25-29 - Eco Design
    Spend a week as an eco-designer and explore how the natural world influences architecture, technology and fashion. Examine why and how nature can influence humans as makers, then create machines, buildings and fashion using elements and ideas from nature. Designers will complete the week with several take-home projects, a great appreciation for nature, and a deep feeling of accomplishment.

    Week 4: July 9-13 - Forces in Motion!
    Work in collaborative learning groups to explore potential and kinetic energy! Learn to describe changes in energy, conduct an experiment using variables as research and use measurement to describe an event. Explore natural and human-made forces as well as pushes and pulls, and investigate the relationship between the attributes of objects that change the way an object moves. Lessons incorporate accessible materials and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Junior Bears (Entering Second & Third Grades)

    Dawson Junior Bears is for children entering grades two and three in Fall 2018.

    Week 1: June 11-15 - STEAM, Design and Save the Environment
    Design thinking projects will reflect the impact of human activity on the environment. Investigate oils spills and the effects on animals and oceans, explore water conservation through building terrariums, study pollution through Concertina Changing Pictures, create public service announcements urging communities to take a stand for their environment, and use Virtual Reality goggles to “travel” and observe different locations around the globe.
     
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Zip Lines, Roller Coasters and Construction Marvels
    Use modern and futuristic designs to find innovative ways to create a model of a theme park that would make Walt Disney proud! Collaborate with others to plan, test and revise your portion of a 3D amusement park, then test the functionality of the models using available resources and technology. Explore wondrous construction marvels through use of Virtual Reality goggles and recreate them or design your own unique constructions.
     
    Week 3: June 25-29 - INTOOBA Construction Camp 
    Exciting and innovative, INTOOBA Construction Camp will captivate and capture the imaginations and creativity of campers of all ages.  Children will thrive on the mathematical challenges embedded within each INTOOBA game and exercise that are focused on the self-discovery of fractions and geometry skills.  Student engineers will investigate and embrace a real-world problem to solve and use the Intooba construction tubes to plan, design and build a prototype to make the world a better place. After peer collaboration and feedback, campers will improve their innovative invention and advertise the specific design features in a multimedia format. 

    Week 4: July 9-13 - Code and Design Challenge with Spheros & Legos!
    Learn visual-block based programming in easy steps, design a golf course complete with obstacles and get inspired through connected play and coding. Unlock the mighty potential of the Spheros SPRK+ robotic ball and collaborate to program robots through mazes, form geometric shapes and create robotic dances. Ignite imagination and design obstacles using Ozobots and Legos to transform maze designs into a moving robotic wonderland.
  • Senior Bears (Entering Fourth & Fifth Grades)

    Dawson Senior Bears is for children entering grades four and five in Fall 2018.

    Week 1: June 11-15 - STEAM, Design and Save the Environment
    Design thinking projects will reflect the impact of human activity on the environment. Investigate oils spills and the effects on animals and oceans, explore water conservation through building terrariums, study pollution through Concertina Changing Pictures, create public service announcements urging communities to take a stand for their environment, and use Virtual Reality goggles to “travel” and observe different locations around the globe.
     
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Zip Lines, Roller Coasters and Construction Marvels
    Use modern and futuristic designs to find innovative ways to create a model of a theme park that would make Walt Disney proud! Collaborate with others to plan, test and revise your portion of a 3D amusement park, then test the functionality of the models using available resources and technology. Explore wondrous construction marvels through use of Virtual Reality goggles and recreate them or design your own unique constructions.
     
    Week 3: June 25-29 - INTOOBA Construction Camp 
    Exciting and innovative, INTOOBA Construction Camp will captivate and capture the imaginations and creativity of campers of all ages.  Children will thrive on the mathematical challenges embedded within each INTOOBA game and exercise that are focused on the self-discovery of fractions and geometry skills.  Student engineers will investigate and embrace a real-world problem to solve and use the Intooba construction tubes to plan, design and build a prototype to make the world a better place. After peer collaboration and feedback, campers will improve their innovative invention and advertise the specific design features in a multimedia format. 

    Week 4: July 9-13 - Code and Design Challenge with Spheros & Legos!
    Learn visual-block based programming in easy steps, design a golf course complete with obstacles and get inspired through connected play and coding. Unlock the mighty potential of the Spheros SPRK+ robotic ball and collaborate to program robots through mazes, form geometric shapes and create robotic dances. Ignite imagination and design obstacles using Ozobots and Legos to transform maze designs into a moving robotic wonderland.

General Summer Camp Policies

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  • Please Read Dawson's General Summer Camp Policies

    • Students must enroll for the full session.
    • Your registration will be complete when this form is submitted and the registration fee is paid. We will contact you immediately if the selected camp is no longer available. Detailed camp information and billing statements will be sent prior to each session. Please note that all sessions must be paid in full one week prior to the start of camp. Campers cannot attend a session until full payment is received.
    • Camp fee is refundable if written/email notice of cancellation is received two weeks before the start of a session.
    • Unacceptable conduct by a camper may result in dismissal without a refund.
    • The Dawson Summer Camp reserves the right to cancel any program that does not reach an acceptable enrollment level
    The following forms must be completed before your child attends Dawson Summer Camp:
    • Online: Registration Payment Form and Student Information Form
    • Copy via Email or In Person: Student Physical Form and Immunization Record

NEW: Social Detective Camp for Students Entering K-5!

Camp Is In Session

Four weeklong sessions available:
June 11-July 13 (No Camp July 2-6)
Monday-Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch and snacks are provided daily.
Cost: $375 per session

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.