Students entering 5th-12 grades will have the opportunity to participate in academically and creatively theme-based immersion experiences, led by qualified teachers. These hands-on, interactive courses will happen throughout the week, offering a deeper learning experience than ever before. Students can select any two (2) immersion experiences in which they can investigate and participate fully. Each immersion leads to a final project that can be self-designed and directly related to the experience. The course instructor will encourage full participation, collaboration, authentic learning, and offer project-based experiences to encourage students to deepen understanding. All immersions will be held Monday through Friday followed by night activities and social events. Students are supervised by an SVC education major counselor at all times while staying on the Saint Vincent College Campus. Space is limited - register today!
SUNDAY- House Games on the field MONDAY- Walk in the Forbidden Forest and Movie Night TUESDAY- Battle of the Merpeople - Pool Party WEDNESDAY- Talent Show of spells, skills, and magic THURSDAY- Yuleball at the Saint Vincent Grove in wizard regalia *Subject to change*
Overnight Program Immersions
PLEASE READ *Immersion Courses Disclaimer and Notes* All Challenge Immersions are designed to be hands on enrichment and experientially deepening opportunities for attendees based on educational material covered in K-12 educational settings. Immersions are not intended to offer material beyond a k-12 setting or at the college level. Instructors are listed for courses but may be changed based on personal need or the director’s direction. Instructors are chosen a year in advance, but sometimes life happens, and they are unable to fulfill their intention to be with the program. All measures will be taken to provide a substitute. Courses with less than 5 students may be collapsed or cancelled, to provide a meaningful experience for your child. Activity fees are charged for materials beyond normal classroom supplies and/or transportation.
All Grade (5th - 12th) Offerings:
CP20- Botany of the Weird and Wonderful- Learn all about the intriguing flora of the wizard world and of ours! Plants that do amazing things! Work with some uniquely strange plant life. Activity fee: $15
CP21- When Artistry and Wizardry Collide- With imagination, creativity, and perhaps a few spells, we will make artistic magic in this visual arts course! From drawing and painting, to sculpting and weaving, we will discover multiple mediums and explore several techniques to produce original works of fine art! Remember, wizards and artists alike must take risks and channel their creative spirits to make magic! Activity fee: $20
CP22- Quidditch and Field Trials- Play like a wizard! Learn the rules and games of the WW by playing them. Activity fee: $15
CP23- Fine Art Artistry or Sorcery?- Travel in the past through art! In this immersion, you will study the different styles and techniques used by notable artists in modern art history. You will also try your hand in creating their own fine art pieces in the likeness of the masters of the past! Activity fee: $15
CP24- Equine Adventures- (For beginners only) meet the horses, learn to care for them and the basics of riding at the SVC Equestrian Team farm. Activity fee: $35
CP25- Innovative and Originative Ventures- Allow your creativity to guide you in this opportunity to design and create through numerous crafting and artistic methods. Leave with some beautiful take-aways to enhance your room and wardrobe! Activity fee: $25
CP26- Dungeons and Dragons- Enter a land of mythical monsters, daring wizards, impish elves, and many more! In this course, campers will explore the different components that make up a Dungeons and Dragons’ campaign. Led by the Dungeon Master instructor, you will create the basis of a campaign and play through your creation! Activity fee: $10
High School (9th - 12th) Offerings:
CP30- Mock trial in the Ministry- Participate in all parts of a trial from start to finish, research, and plead your case. Deliberate and decide the fate of the accused!
CP31- Physics in the Purest Sense- Explore the unique and wonderfully strange properties of physics, as only a wizard can do. Be astounded at the results of your inquiry!
CP32- Aparecium and Arithmancy- The mystery of words in puzzles, messages, and secrets! Design and decipher, ponder, and proclaim!
CP33- Escape into or from the Castle?- Escape through using your wits, break in, break out! create break ins and outs for others! Activity fee: $20
CP34- Dramaturgy and Theatricals- If all the world is a stage, are you willing to a player? Become immersed in drama with your fellow thespians.
CP35- Animation with Alice- According to Alice.org, Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations and motivates learning through creative exploration. (High School) During our week, we will design and create animations while learning fundamental programming concepts. The drag and drop environment help students to focus on the concepts being learned while utilizing object-oriented programming basics. CP36- Lore and Legends- The stuff that dreams, and nightmares are made of. Determine the meaning of some Lore and legends and maybe try your hand at bringing it to life, writing sequels or prequels or even creating your own!
Middle School (5th - 8th) Offerings:
CP10- Prognosticator Newspaper- Share all the news and happenings of Wizard College throughout the week. Follow leads, write stories, capture moments, and share through the Wizarding World.
CP11- Marauders Map and Alohomora Twists- The math behind the fun and games of puzzles and math challenges. Put yourself to the test! Create them, solve them, individually and in groups! Activity fee: $10
CP12- Farce, Comedy, and Tragedy- Improv at its finest. Enjoy a trip into the world of drama! Learn about and experience the fun of acting!
CP13- Animation with Alice- According to Alice.org, Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations and motivates learning through creative exploration. (Middle School) During our week, we will design and create animations while learning fundamental programming concepts. The drag and drop environment help students to focus on the concepts being learned while utilizing object-oriented programming basics.
CP14- Wizard Adventures Outside the Classroom- We will be wizards for a week. We will explore things such as games, activities, and events that Wizards themselves would participate in. This course will introduce Quidditch, Wizard Chess, and more. All of this will be included in our Tri-Wizard tournament where each team will earn points throughout the week and a winner will be crowned on Friday!
CP15- Pure and Life Sciences of Wizards- The science of magic and magical beasts, be amazed! Things exist or existed that you can’t even imagine. Allow yourself to take the journey! CP16- Fitness for All- Explore many ways to be fit for life, this is a very active, physical course!
Space is limited in each immersion. Register Today!
The challenge program
Saint Vincent College has been hosting the Challenge Program since 1982. Operated by the Saint Vincent College Education Department, the Challenge Program is a summer event for students to participate in fun, enriched classes and elective activities. The day program is for students entering grades Prek and K as well as 1st through 4th in the fall of 2022. The overnight program has challenging classes and fun evening activities for students entering grades 5 through 12 in the fall of 2022. Registration starts early this year and is expected to fill quickly, so please review the information and contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!