has exciting summer session
courses and more
Sun Valley means academics, outdoor learning and just having fun at The
Community School, an independent school.
session director Stacey Straley has put together an exciting and diverse
program. It officially starts Monday, June 17 and runs through Friday,
July 26, although some offerings start earlier in June.
classes are held on the Sun Valley campus, but the camps and outdoor
programs are held on- and off-campus. Community School faculty and guest
faculty plus local experts make up the summer staff.
early because classes fill up quickly and are filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Those registering prior to May 4 receive a five
percent discount on tuition.
Straley at 622-3960 ext. 159. For complete details visit the Web site, www.communityschool.org/Summer/summer02.html.
popular demand is the college credit adventure tour of the Lewis &
exciting class is "Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking," for
ages 14-and-over. Dates are Aug. 11-17 on the Payette and Salmon rivers.
Whittington’s Middle School "Midweeks," for students
entering grades 5-8 offers Tuesday through Thursday outdoor education
trips in July. You can take one trip, or participate in all. Cost is
$200 a trip.
planned are rock climbing July 9-11, backpacking July 16-18 and
canoeing/biking July 23-25.
are high priorities at The Community School.
receive one semester of credit with the Upper School courses. For Middle
School courses, you can catch up on missed classes, complete summer
assignments, improve your skills or smooth out your transition into the
Middle School environment.
School offerings for grades 9-12 include Senior English Seminar, U.S.
and World History, foreign languages, algebra and geometry. Middle
School courses include Spanish, Conversational French and math
also a reading and writing workshop for elementary school students
entering grades 3-5. The dates are June 17-July 5, the cost $350.
day camps for little ones and pre-teens are continuing.
Weefoot" (ages 3-5) and "Camp Hotfoot" (ages 6-11) are
designed to stimulate the natural curiosity of children in outdoor
Weefoot" with Amy Kolb and Hilary Dowling has three two-week
sessions— June 17-28, July 1-12 and July 15-26—meeting at the Center
for Early Childhood Education in Ketchum. Cost is $330.
Hotfoot" with Kathy Gibson and Dana Vallely features a series of
explorations around southern Idaho in two three-week sessions, June
10-27 and July 8-26, cost $425.
ages 5 ½-7, there are three sessions of "Camp Barefoot," with
Brad Stansberry and Betty Ervin, costing $425. They are June 17-28, July
1-12 and July 15-26.