Where young women become global leaders
Summer Enrichment
Middle School – Mornings
Week 1 June 10-14, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Ceramics (grades 5-12) Instructor: Marnie McLaughlin – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Come and explore your creativity through clay. Use the wheel to make bowls and mugs, and develop your handbuilding skills working on pinch pots, coil vessels, animals, figures and more. Learn to decorate your creations with a variety of glazing techniques turning out finished works of art.
 
Marionettes (grades 3-7) Instructor: Ricki Bogin – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
By joining together a collection of found objects we will create new characters and bring them to life as marionettes. Marionette making is all about the challenge of creative problem solving- which materials to use to best serve your idea, how parts connect, how to choose pivot points needed to create desired movement, etc. Marionettes have been used throughout history as a form of entertainment and storytelling from operas to folktales. The Disney animated film, Pinocchio is a well-known example of this. We will use a multitude of materials to create our puppets, including: wood, foam, wire, cardboard, cans, paper towel rolls, corks, string, fabric, photographs, etc. ( just about anything you can think of !)
Imagination, and creativity required!
 
Photography (grades 5-8) Instructor: Kev Filmore– Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
This one week half day course introduces students to the basics of photography and it’s many applications. From the definition of the word itself, which means light drawing we head straight to the darkroom to create photograms. Students use enlargers, photo paper and chemicals to develop a wide variety of prints. The girls are able to successfully make many varied images using the light to draw with. We then move on to advertising, photoshop and digital processes, including making good prints. Students are introduced to the digital camera’s basic functions. Each team is their own agency and is responsible for writing copy, laying out the ad and using props, makeup… to enhance their outcomes. The final day is spent going on a photographic scavenger hunt which helps them learn to see more carefully and explore many genres while having fun.
 
Unplugged: Summer Fun the Old Fashioned Way (grades 1-6) Instructor: Karen Cornell - Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Give your kids the opportunity to unplug from their electronics and play the old fashioned way: Board Games, Make Bubbles, Nature Walks, Mason Jar Bug Catchers, Hopscotch, Chinese Jump Rope, Chinese Jacks, Jenga, Twister, Card Games, Paint Garden Rocks, Water Balloon Toss, Connect Four, and Arts and Crafts!
 
 
Middle School – Afternoons
Week 1 June 10-14, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Ceramics (grades 5-12) Instructor: Marnie McLaughlin – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Come and explore your creativity through clay. Use the wheel to make bowls and mugs, and develop your handbuilding skills working on pinch pots, coil vessels, animals, figures and more. Learn to decorate your creations with a variety of glazing techniques turning out finished works of art.
 
Colonial Cooking, Crafts, and Toys (grades 1-6) Instructor: Ricki Bogin - Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Get a taste of life as an early American child, through an assortment of inspired and fun Colonial crafts, toys and foods! We will learn about Colonial history by delving into this rich and resourceful world, where most everything one uses in life is made by the user! Some fun projects include: dipped, scented candles, herbal potpourri sachets and pomander balls, handmade cotton rag and marbled paper and paper quilling. We’ll make a meal of delicious corn hushpuppies (by grinding our own corn!) churned butter and sip on herbal tea. We will play an assortment of Colonial games using fun toys such as Jacobs ladder, the Cup and Ball toy, the Sun and Moon game and the Whirligig. By the time we’re done, you’ll want to go back in time!
 
Math In and Around the World (grades 3-5) Instructor: Cilla Bercovici – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
We will look at the many places we see math: the cosmos, family and corporate finances, local housing and school building constructions, paper and physical puzzles, basic and advanced logic, general game design, and our natural environment. We will be discussing (and addressing) some bigger-picture issues: pollution, conservation, recycling, and more. Experience and change the world with us!
 
Photography (grades 5-8) Instructor: Kev Filmore– Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
This one week half day course introduces students to the basics of photography and it’s many applications. From the definition of the word itself, which means light drawing we head straight to the darkroom to create photograms. Students use enlargers, photo paper and chemicals to develop a wide variety of prints. The girls are able to successfully make many varied images using the light to draw with. We then move on to advertising, photoshop and digital processes, including making good prints. Students are introduced to the digital camera’s basic functions. Each team is their own agency and is responsible for writing copy, laying out the ad and using props, makeup… to enhance their outcomes. The final day is spent going on a photographic scavenger hunt which helps them learn to see more carefully and explore many genres while having fun.
 
Squash (grades 5-8) Instructor: Tom Pashley – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
The MS squash course will involve learning and understanding the basic rules of the game. Players will learn squash fundamentals including ball control, racket technique, and court movement. We will also have fun games and team competitions.
 
 
Middle School – Full Day
Week 1 & Week 2 June 10-21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Musical Theater Workshop (grades 3-10) Instructors: Eva Carrasquero and Michaela Gorman - Fee: $1,200 ($1,300 after April 15)
Let’s put on a show!!! Students entering grades 3-10 will have the opportunity to put on a fully-staged, costumed musical in this intensive music theater workshop. Under the direction of Eva Carrasquero and Michaela Gorman, students will audition, rehearse, work on sets, costumes and props and stage an entire production that will be performed on the final day of camp.   Come spend two fun-filled weeks acting, singing, dancing, playing theater games and have a wonderful, creative experience!

This year, the Summer Enrichment Musical Theatre Workshop program will be performing Annie, Jr.! Students will work as a team to stage this exciting show during a whirlwind two weeks of acting, singing, dancing, and designing. Annie Jr., which features well-known songs such as "It's the Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow," is sure to provide a fun creative experience for students who want to develop their performance skills. 
 
 
Middle School – Full Day
Session 1: Week 1 June 10-14, 2019
Session 2: Week 2 June 17-21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Sacred Hearts Fighting Hunger (grades 8-9) Instructors: Jen Rathkopf, Michael Maida - Fee $650 ($700 after April 15)
Help change the world for the better! Too easily we focus solely on our own lives, letting the needs of others fall away. Join Sacred Hearts Fighting Hunger to help serve the needs of the hungry in New York City and surrounding areas. Sacred Hearts Fighting Hunger will focus on hunger and poverty in the United States. Students will reflect and be involved in discussions involving factors that influence poverty and homelessness. They will learn some of the causes of these issues and discuss possible solutions along with the differences between the working poor and being homeless. Hands-on service will include a trip to New York City to deliver food and clothing to those in need and volunteering at Connecticut food banks and Part Of The Solution, in the Bronx. This service-learning opportunity has the potential to fulfill your service requirement for the 2019/2020 school year in the Upper School. Your full participation and attitude will be the deciding factor. Please note that arrival or dismissal times may be out of the normal summer camp hours. Participants in this course should bring their own lunch each day.
 
 
Middle School – Mornings
Week 2 June 17-21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 
Adventures in Clay (grades 1-7) Instructor: Ricki Bogin - Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
This workshop is an introduction to using clay as a means for exploration and appreciation of three-dimensional art. We’ll learn about the many possibilities for using clay in sculpture as well as functional objects. Traditional hand building techniques will be used to create basic sculptural and functional forms, reliefs, animals, figures, masks, etc. We will cover basic hand building techniques and tools, various types of clay, as well as exploring glazing and firing techniques. We will also explore some less familiar ceramic techniques, such as burnishing and sgraffito while exploring pottery from other cultures. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and appropriate level. This class is not just for beginners.
 
Fiber Art/Handicrafts (grades 5-12) Instructor: Marnie McLaughlin – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Are you crafty? Come and create your own handcrafted fashion accessories, for example, one of a kind purses, belts, key chains and bracelets. Try your hand at knitting, weaving, embroidery, patchwork, and batik. You will have a beautiful array of yarns and fabrics to choose from and will create your own vibrant fibers through the process of hand dyeing. 
 
 
Middle School – Afternoons
Week 2 June 17-21, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Mosaics (grades 2-7) Instructor: Ricki Bogin – Fee $350 ($375 after April 15)
This workshop includes all aspects of creating your own mosaic. Each student will complete a ceramic tile mosaic while exploring design, composition, pattern and color. We will learn about the history of this ancient art as well as contemporary mosaic work. Students will be taught basic mosaic techniques; planning the design and composition, choosing tile colors, laying a border, cutting the tiles, learning how to use the tools and equipment and applying grout and final polishing. All students work at their own pace and all levels are welcome. Completing a mosaic from scratch is a wonderfully rewarding accomplishment!
 
Magic Lessons (grades 3-8) Instructor: Dennis Maldonado – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Amaze your friends and family with breathtaking feats of card magic!   Join us to learn the secrets of how to make cards disappear or change color, and even how to predict what card will be drawn by a spectator. Learning card magic is not only lots of fun, it also develops memory, sequencing, manual dexterity, and public speaking skills.
 
Middle School – Mornings
Week 3 June 24-28, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Decorative Painting (grades 3-8) Instructor: Ricki Bogin – Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
In this class students will design and paint permanent, decorative floorcloths, placemats and table runners on prepared canvas. These floorcloths, also known as “oylcloths” date back to 15th century early France where they used these canvas tapestries to cover cold stone floors. Early American settlers created floorcloths for their homes, and this was eventually replaced by what we now know as linoleum flooring. Students will customize their work using stencils and painting as well as carving their original designs to create patterns using erasers and easy-cut linoleum blocks for block printing. The result is a small, original, durable “carpet” easily cleaned and tough enough to withstand household commotion. We will also create individual cards and envelopes using our stencils and stamps.
 
  
Middle School – Afternoons
Week 3 June 24-28, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Handmade Glasswork/Fused Glass (grades 4-8) Instructor: Ricki Bogin - Fee $350 ($375 after April 15) Supply fee included.
In this class students will learn about and explore the art of glass fusing or kiln formed glass. Layers of colored glass are overlapped, merged and fused together (heated in a kiln) to create a whole. We will cover glass as an art form, the types of glass used, fusing techniques, preparing and cleaning glass, how to score (cut) glass, as well as becoming familiar with the tools and supplies needed for creating fused glass pieces and project assembly. We will design jewelry and ornamental pieces, as well as explore molding and slumping techniques used for plates, bowls and various other shapes. Students will be introduced to the history of this ancient art form and how it has been revived and refined over the years. Additionally, students will design and sew bags out of fabric to house their glass creations.
 
Jewelry Making (grades 2-5) Instructor: Elissa Apar - Fee $325 ($350 after April 15)
Want to learn how to make friendship bracelets? Necklaces made out of beads? Already know how, but want to perfect your skills? You're in luck! In just one week, Ms. Apar will turn you into a brilliant jewelry maker! Learn how to create a wide variety of patterns using bright colored string, beads, and more!
 
 
Middle School – Full Day
Week 3 June 24-28, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Fun, Sun, and Shakespeare (grades 6-12) Instructor: Michaela Gorman - Fee - $650 ($700 after April 15)
Ever decided to “lie low”? Wanted to “vanish into thin air”? Had “too much of a good thing”? Been “hoodwinked” or found yourself “in a pickle”? Wished someone “good riddance” or “sent them packing”? Found yourself “tongue-tied”? Then you’ve been quoting Shakespeare! Even though Shakespeare’s plays were first performed more than 400 years ago, his words are still alive and vibrant. Productions of Shakespeare’s work still happen every day, just as resonant, goofy, and exciting as they were four centuries ago. Shakespeare doesn’t belong on the shelf, he belongs on stage, in the park, on your must-see list. Shakespeare shouldn’t be boring; in fact, he’d hate that! The goal of this weeklong Shakespeare workshop, at its core, is to have fun with Shakespeare. Students will have the opportunity to develop their acting skills and to discover how accessible the Bard really is with games and activities. Exercises and staging will take place outdoors, and the program will culminate in a public performance of one of Shakespeare’s comedies on the Sacred Heart campus. Please join us for a week of fun, friends, and iambic pentameter!


Online Course in Partnership with SophieConnect
 

June 7-21
Book Club Adventure: School’s Out - Let’s Read! (grades 8-9) -- Fee $200
Get excited about summer reading with an online book club experience. As a group, students will read an exciting, newly published book that re-envisions a classic novel. Through book discussions, shared videos and collaborative mini-projects, students will really throw themselves into the book - and might even have a live online “visit” by the author. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to share booktalks so that, by the end of the class, everyone will have a list of reading suggestions for the summer.


August 2-16 
Get Ready for Algebra I (Grades 8-9) - Fee - $500 - Build your understanding of Algebra I core concepts and be ready to take on next year’s math course. This 10-day online course is designed to refresh pre-Algebra skills and introduce some of the fundamentals of Algebra I. The instructor will use multimedia resources and a range of problem-solving and equation assignments (based on the approved textbook) to help instill confidence in the material.

List of 1 items.

  • Terms and Conditions

    On behalf of my child, I accept and assume any and all risks associated with his/her attendance and participation in Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment and its activities. I understand that my child must abide by Summer Enrichment policies and the instruction of the Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment staff. I understand that no reduction in the tuition will be made for late arrival, early departure, vacations, illness, or injury. I agree that, should my child be dismissed from Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment, no part of my tuition will be refunded. Permission is hereby granted for photographs and or videos to be taken of my child at Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment and the School has the right to use them in brochures, videos, slideshows, website, and other materials.

    Knowing these facts and in consideration for your accepting my child’s application, I, for myself, my child attending Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment and anyone else who might claim on my or my child’s behalf, hereby agree that neither Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment nor Sacred Heart Greenwich is responsible for accidents, injuries, and or medical/dental expenses arising from my child’s participation in Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment. I have carefully read all the information and agree to all the conditions.

    Sacred Heart Summer Enrichment reserves the right to add or cancel courses at any time based on enrollment or staffing. If an elective is cancelled for any reason, the school will notify a student’s family within two weeks of the start date so another selection can be made.

    Many courses have limited enrollment, so early registration is encouraged. Updates will be posted on the School’s website, as courses reach capacity.

    All registrations are final. Programs are run based on the number of students who have registered. Therefore, we cannot offer refunds.

    If a family wants to change course selections this must be done before May 1 and there is a $25 fee that must accompany the written request.

Convent of the Sacred Heart

An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12​,​ with ​coed ​Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
Telephone 203.531.6500
CONTACT US   DIRECTIONS