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At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, learning and fun don't stop when the regular school year ends! BASIS Independent Summer proudly offers a wide variety of academic and recreation programs and is conveniently located on our campus and taught by our BASIS Independent expert educators and staff.

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For rising PreK to 4th grade

DAY CAMP $575 per week

Hours: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM with Free Early Bird option 8:00 AM-9:00 AM; Late Bird 3:00 PM-5:00 PM $100 per week

Safari (Week one: 7/10-7/14)

Jump on the summer camp safari and explore the wonders of the jungle! During this week of exploration, campers will examine the plant and animal life that exist in the jungle, engage in numerous art projects and get ready to experience wildlife first hand with our field trip to the Prospect Park Zoo!

Dates: Jul 10-Jul 14

Price: $575.00

Treasure Island (Week two: 7/17-7/21)

Board the ship and travel to a deserted island. There is a treasure hidden somewhere in the darkest cave on the island. The trouble is, we have no map to get there! Campers must design a map which includes landforms, bodies of water, transportation methods, and a KEY! At the end of the week we will use the maps to find the hidden treasure.

Dates: Jul 17-Jul 21

Price: $575.00

Discover the Decades (Week three: 7/24-7/28)

Have you ever been in a time machine? During this summer program, campers will board the time machine each morning and spend their day in a different decade! Campers will enjoy the style, music, and vibes of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Dates: Jul 24-Jul 28

Price: $575.00

BASIS Independent and the Chocolate Factory (Week four: 7/31-8/04)

Welcome to the land of sweets. During this week of exploration, campers will learn how to measure ingredients while creating their own recipes, and wrappers for their unique candy. With our field trip to a Brooklyn chocolate factory campers will have a full understanding of the process behind the chocolate bar.

Dates: Jul 31-Aug 04

Price: $575.00

Pack your Passport (Week five: 8/07-8/11)

Have you taken your passport photo yet? Before we board our cruise ship and travel the world, campers will create their own passport! On day two they will board the ship and travel to another country! Get ready to learn the famous landmarks and taste the local cuisine. At the end of the week, campers will visit a local restaurant specializing in a global cuisine!

Dates: Aug 07-Aug 11

Price: $575.00

NYC Experience (Week six: 8/14-8/18)

During this week of excitement, campers will learn NYC as a true tourist. From the Empire State building to the Statue of Liberty, campers will be ready and willing to share fun facts about their homeland! With our field trip to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, campers will be able to draw the Brooklyn Bridge as if they were NYC artists!

Dates: Aug 14-Aug 18

Price: $575.00


Academic and Language Enrichment

Full day programs: $700 per week

Hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM with Free Early Bird option 8:00 AM-9:00 AM.; Late Bird 3:00 PM-5:00  PM, $100 per week

Half day programs: $350 per week

Hours: Morning hours: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM with Free Early Bird option 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Afternoon hours: 12:30 PM–3:00 PM with Late Bird 3:00 PM-5:00 PM $100 per week

Morning & afternoon options can be combined for a Full Day 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Astronomy

For students entering grades 5-8

Join Mr. Winter for an "out of this world" experience! Students will learn the principles of astronomy in both the classroom and during field trips to local sites of interest.

Dates: Jul 10-Jul 14 (Week one)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Price: $700.00

English Enrichment

English Writing & Critical Reading

For students entering Gr. 5-8

This entirely skill-based program will focus on grammar, writing, critical reading, and note-taking skills. Students will review and solidify their understanding of English grammar concepts, and will learn how to apply those concepts to their writing. Grades 5–7 students will also focus on critical reading and note-taking skills aimed at preparing them for middle and high school. Grade 8 students will include a focus on test-taking, critical thinking, and writing to prepare them for the SAT and college-level classes.

Dates: Jul 17-Jul 21 (Week two); Jul 24-Jul 28 (Week three)
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Price: $350.00

 

ADVANCED LITERARY ANALYSIS

For students entering Gr. 8+

WEEK 3

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $350 per week


Description: This course introduces students to the format and content of the Literature examination. Each day, students will acquire/revise essential literary terms, practice writing and critical reading skills, and learn specific strategies. At the end of the week, students will take an initial Mock Exam – and receive study and learning targets to support them as they approach the full-year BASIS Independent high school literature class.

SPEECH AND DEBATE

For students in Gr. 8+

WEEK 2

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $350 per week


Description: This interactive introductory course will provide students with the necessary groundwork to become excellent public speakers and formal debaters. Students will start by learning the basics of public speaking, acting, and improvisation. They will then apply these skills to the major Speech and Debate competition categories, including Impromptu, Extemp., Original Oratory, Interp, Duo Interp and Middle School Parliamentary Debate

 

Math Enrichment: Algebra 1 & 2

For students entering grades 5+

 

These critical programs will give students the opportunity to learn and/or review essential topics to help set them up for success in math. Incoming students, as well as current students, desiring review will benefit from the focused approach and further practice through the program. Both the Algebra 1 and 2 programs are flexible. Students can enroll for one week or multiple weeks, with an optional placement exam being given August 18th.

ALGEBRA 1 (with textbooks 8/7 & 1/2)

WEEKS: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Advisor and Instructor: Mrunali Das

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $350 per week

Description: Intended for those going into Math 8/7 to Algebra I. Topics include but are not limited to basic operations, order of operations, word problems, basic geometry, etc.

July 17-21: Saxon Math Algebra I/2 Lessons 1-27

July 24-28: Lessons 28-47

July 31-August 4: Lessons 48-72

August 7-11: Lessons 73-97

August 14-18: Review & Specific Lessons for Algebra readiness (Placement exam in-class August 18th)

ALGEBRA 2

WEEKS: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Advisor and Instructor: Mrunali Das

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $350 per week


Description: Intended for those going into Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus. Topics include but are not limited to order of operations with fractions and negative numbers, geometry and basic equation solving.

July 17-21: Saxon Math Algebra II Lessons 1-26

July 24-28: Lessons 27-48

July 31-August 4: Lessons 49-78

August 7-11: Lessons 79-105

August 14-18: Review & Specific Lessons for Pre-Calc readiness (Placement exam in-class August 18th)