A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

NEW THIS YEAR!

Far Hills is pleased to offer exciting virtual summer camp options this year! See details below. If you have any questions, you can always reach our Camp Director Brian Junger.

Please note all camps will need a minimum of five participants to run. Instructors will provide a secure Google Meet or ZOOM link prior to class beginning.


Virtual Camp with Far Hills

Students connect virtually to learn and have fun together. 


 

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS

DATES:
WEEK 1: June 15–19, 2020
WEEK 2: June 22–26, 2020
WEEK 3: June 29–July 3, 2020
WEEK 4: July 6–10, 2020

Music in the Morning with Mrs. Burns!
Grades: Rising Preschool—Grade 1
Days and Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9–9:30 a.m. 
Cost: $30 per week (this option is not available July 6–10; this program is available 7 weeks).

Rise and shine with Mrs. Burns! Your child and she will sing together, move to music, and play instruments from household objects to get your child started for the day. It is a great, musical way to begin your day! A secure ZOOM link will be provided by Mrs. Burns prior to the start of this class.

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Book Illustration with Mrs. Brower
Grades: Rising Grades 3–4
Days and Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Cost: $160 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

Make and illustrate your own story! From the storyboard to finished product, learn about and make your own illustrated book with Mrs. Brower. Together, we will create stories and make art to go along with them. Materials needed for the class include one spiral-bound sketchbook with either mixed media or watercolor paper, watercolor paints, paintbrushes, colored pencils and a regular pencil.

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Mixed Media Art with Mrs. Brower 
Grades: Rising Grades 5–8
Days and Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10–11 a.m.
Cost: $160 for 8 sessions

Join Mrs. Brower to explore the fantastic world of mixed media art! We will learn about the various techniques for mixing different media together, and some tips and tricks for including layers and depth into your art. Materials needed for the class include one spiral-bound mixed media sketchbook, and a variety of other media, tailored to the needs of each individual student.  

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Observational Backyard Painting with Mrs. Brower
Grades: Rising Grades 1–2
Days and Times: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $160 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

Join Mrs. Brower from her backyard while we observe nature and learn how to look carefully at natural elements and paint and draw from nature.  This class is appropriate for children in rising first through third grades, and will be offered twice a week for one hour each session.  Materials needed for the class include one spiral-bound watercolor sketchbook, watercolor paints, paintbrushes, colored pencils, and regular pencils.

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Checkmate Chess (beginner level) with Mr. McBride
Grades: Rising Kindergarten–Grade 8
Days and Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–noon
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Wondered what a Bishop is or in what direction can the Rook move? Well this is your chance. Come along to this class and learn the basics of chess. Participants will learn everything there is to know about chess as well as to develop their skills during a game scenario!

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Chess Championship (advanced level, no instruction) with Mr. McBride
Grades: Rising Kindergarten–Grade 8
Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, noon–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

You have seen NFL players try their hand at Madden. You have seen NBA players try to prove their worth in NBA 2K20. Well, now it's time for Chess players around the world to rise up and show their greatness! Join us as the best chess minds at Far Hills battle it out to become the "Ultimate Chess Champion."

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VIRTUAL SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS

DATES:
WEEK 5: July 13–17, 2020
WEEK 6: July 20–24, 2020
WEEK 7: July 27–31, 2020
WEEK 8: August 3–7, 2020

Fantasy Writing Workshop with Mrs. Seelaus 
Grades: Rising Grades 5–6
Days and Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Cost: $240 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

Harry Potter has his Hogwarts castle with an enchanted forest; Percy Jackson has his Mount Olympus; Frodo Baggins has to conquer Mordor. What world can you create? This workshop will help students create fantasy worlds and characters of their own. From poetry to short stories to graphic novels, we will find the right outlet for your child’s imagination.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. We will use digital tools and Google Hangouts to create a virtual writer’s world in our time together. With peer feedback and teacher input, everyone will create something they will be excited to share. Everyone’s a writer in this workshop!

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Everyone’s a Poet with Mrs. Young
Grades: Rising Grades 5–8
Days and Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Cost: $200 for 8 sessions over 4 weeks

Wander down Robert Frost’s road not taken, say “sorry, I’m not sorry” with William Carlos Williams, and meet Tupac’s rose that grew from concrete. Learn how to “eat a poem” from Eve Merriam’s metaphorical poem and get an introduction to poetry from Billy Collins‘ iconic poem. Experience a wide range of types of poetry and modern and classic poets. Try your hand at writing some poems of your own. With poetry, your creativity knows no bounds.

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Secondary School Boot Camp with Mr. Kramer & Mr. Thompson (12 students maximum)
Grades: Rising Grades 7 & 8
Days and Times: Week 5, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–noon
Cost: $399 to participate LIVE; $249 to access recorded sessions

Topics to be covered:

  1. Overview of Process & Creation of Student Timeline
  2. Finding Fit: Developing the Secondary School List
  3. Completion of the Brag Sheet
  4. Application Writing & Essay Writing
  5. How to Ace the Interview
  6. Admission Director Perspectives & Advice

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PRIVATE PREP SUMMER CAMPS

Full-Day Coding Camp Options
Week 9 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 10–14 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m
Cost: $900 

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Week 10 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 17–21 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m
Cost: $900 

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Week 11 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 24–28 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m
Cost: $900 

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Half-Day Morning Coding Camp Options

Week 9 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 10–14 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Price: $600 (

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Week 10 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 17–21 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Price: $600 

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Week 11 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 24–28 | 5 Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Price: $600 

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Half-Day Afternoon Coding Camp Options

Week 9 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 10–14 | 5 Sessions
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Price: $600 

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Week 10 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 17–21 | 5 Sessions
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Price: $600 

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Week 11 Summer Semester 2020
Dates: August 24–28 | 5 Sessions
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Price: $600 

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Example of a Daily Schedule
First 15 minutes: Camp Kick-Off
Next hour: Project-Based Coding
Next 30 minutes: Hands-On Activity
Next hour: Electives
Last 15 minutes: Daily Challenge & Reflection

Full-day campers will attend two sessions between 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a noon–12:30 p.m. break for lunch. No two sessions are alike, so campers will be engaged in unique experiences all day long!