GPS Delay | Tuesday, December 11

GPS will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Decmber 11. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Buses will run on a 90-minute delay from their normal departure times.
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Summer Camp

Arts + Music Camps

Creativity Starts Here

She’s always marched to the beat of her own drum, so why not let her learn how to play one? Or perhaps the violin pulls at her heart strings? Or maybe she’s your dancing queen who is always hip-hopping through the house? Let her discover a new passion project (filmmaking? photography?) this summer with our creative art and music camps that are sure to move her.

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  • Beat the Heat Percussion Camp | New for 2018!

    Beat the Heat Percussion Camp
    Grades: 6–12
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: June 4–8
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Ian McNeese, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor

    Ready to beat the heat? At Cadek, new and seasoned middle- and high-school percussionists learn new skills and hone existing talents in the exciting world of percussion. Beginners learn basic techniques of snare drum, mallets, and timpani. Intermediate students refine snare drum skills, progress to four-mallet work on mallet instruments, and refine more advanced timpani skills. Join us this summer and share our love for all things percussion plus perform for your family and friends at the end of camp.
  • Bruiser Beats Music Camp | New for 2018!

    Bruiser Beats Music Camp
    Grades: Pre-K–4
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: June 18–22
    Cost: $155
    Instructor: Marcy Wilson, Cadek Conservatory of Music Coordinator

    Do you love to sing and groove? Bruiser Beats Music Camp was designed with you in mind. Learn new instruments such as the recorder, handbells, lummi sticks, and tinikling. Plus you will also receive voice instruction! Spend your week with a variety of talented and well-trained musicians from Cadek Conservatory of Music and learn how much joy music can bring to your life. On the last day of camp, perform live for your friends and family.
  • Film Camp | New for 2018!

    Film Camp
    Grades: 5–8
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Dates: June 25–29
    Cost: $300
    Instructor: Lee Wright, GPS Digital Art and Media Teacher

    Set in the media rooms of GPS, this exciting summer film camp teaches you all about the basics of audio and video communications plus the art of storytelling, video production, and acting, and then helps you put those skills into practice. By the end of this week-long camp, you will write, direct, and star in your own short films with the help of Mr. Lee Wright.

    Equipment provided.
  • Music Week of Fun

    Music Week of Fun
    Grades: 5-11
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: July 30–August 3
    Cost: $175
    Instructor: Mary Baxter, GPS Orchestra Director and Music Instructor

    Learn a new instrument or improve on the one you play! This camp is for musicians of all abilities on any symphonic instrument: violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, or percussion. At the end of the week, show off what you have learned with a concert open to friends and family.
  • Photography 101: Shoot, Edit, and Create a Small Business

    Photography 101: Shoot, Edit, and Create a Small Business
    Dates & Grades:
    July 9–13, Grades 6–8
    July 16–20, Grades 9–12
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Emily Lester, Professional Photographer

    Want to learn more than just point and shoot when taking photos? Photographer Emily Lester to the rescue! This popular camp returns to teach you the creative process of photography. Improve your skills, learn manual DSLR camera modes, and produce a personal portfolio. Practice landscape, portrait, and food photography. You’ll even learn basic editing with Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom and Photoshop) before exhibiting your photos at the end of the week. Plus Ms. Lester will teach you how to create a website where you can start a small business and gain a following. Use your own camera or one will be loaned to you for the week. Mostly importantly, you will have fun!
  • Piano for Fun | New for 2018!

    Piano for Fun
    Grades: 25
    Time: 9 a.m.noon
    Dates: June 2529
    Cost: $185
    Instructor: Janet Sump, Cadek Conservatory of Music Piano Klass Kidz Instructor

    Learning to play the piano can be fun when you learn with friends! At Piano Fun Camp, learn to play a simple song on the keyboard. You will get moving and grooving on a floor piano while you learn how music works, too! This is a great camp for trying out the piano to see if one-on-one or group lessons might be in your future.
  • Summer Dance Intensive

    Summer Dance Intensive
    Grades: 6–adult
    Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Dates: July 913
    Cost: $400
    Instructors: Laurel Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Dance Teacher, and various guest artists

    Enjoy the beautiful GPS dance studios while articulating your dance skills with fun and challenging teachers. Learn various forms of dance—modern, ballet, hip hop, and composition—with instruction by professional dance company teachers. Choose from two levels: intermediate and advanced.
  • Violin & Cello

    Violin & Cello
    Grades: K–5
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: July 23–27
    Cost: $185
    Instructors: Mary Baxter, GPS Orchestra Director and Music Instructor, and various guest artists

    Learn to play or improve your performance of the violin or cello at this camp for both beginning and advanced musicians. Small classes are divided by skill level and instrument, and you’ll work with a master teacher, an ensemble teacher, and a rhythm class. At the end of the week, show off what you have learned with a concert open to friends and family.
For year-round opportunities for your child to discover his or her passion for music, check out the offerings at Cadek Conservatory of Music, conveniently located on the campus of Girls Preparatory School. Visit cadek.org!

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