Elementary Program


STORYTELLING THEATRE CAMP/ Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5  

Session 1: Grades 2 & 3  ** June 24-28 (One Week) ** 10:25 - 12:30 ** $150 

Session 2: Grades 4 & 5  ** July 8-12 (One Week) ** 10:25 - 12:30 ** $150 

Join Michael Hollick (principal Broadway actor with The Lion King) in a 1-week intensive theatre workshop. Students will collaborate in large and small groups to create and tell their own stories based on archetypical stories. We will teach basic movement and vocal techniques that they will use to bring their stories to life. They will explore the creative process, and try their hand at writing, directing and performing. It's storytelling from the inside-out!

Briarcliff Boot Camp / Rising 6th Graders 

Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm
July 15 - July 26 Tuition: $225 (Note, 2-week class)
This is two-week class allows students to check out and explore Briarcliff Middle School. Students will practice locker combinations, participate in team-building activities including a scavenger hunt, discuss required summer reading, practice Math skills, and learn how to get organized for middle school with materials and Canvas. This class will meet at the high school and involve trips over to Briarcliff.

LEGO Enrichment / Grades 2 - 5
Time: 8:05 am – 10:10 pm
July 15 - August 2 Tuition: $325
This LEGO enrichment class offers children the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn about architecture, engineering and design using Lego bricks. Each child is given a building challenge that requires them to problem solve: they plan, build, test, and evaluate using set criteria. Each week will be a different theme. The building sessions, activities, and challenges will include math with Legos, building and designing increasingly advanced mechanisms, and creating stories based on original designs. Children will improve their critical thinking skills, fine motor abilities, and develop team work and communication skills which they can apply in daily life. This class will meet at the MLHS Media Center.

LEGO Movie Madness / Grades 2 - 5
Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm
July 15 - August 2 Tuition: $325
Learn to make a fabulous and fun Lego-based movie brick by brick. Students will use stop-motion animation techniques to create short movies and Legos bring to life. Imagination will flow as students design miniature sets and plan the action for their original movies. Lego people will star in student-created movies of various genres. Stories will be captured using digital cameras and composed using the iMovie program. Music, text, dialogue, and special effects will all be utilized to tell fantastic stories. This class will meet at the MLHS Media Center.

Jr. Jazz Workshop / Grades 4 - 8 
July 8 - July 12 Tuition: $150 (Only ONE Week) Time: 12:30 pm – 2:35 pm (Note Times) 
During this one-week workshop, students will join our elementary school music teachers for musical fun and learning. The program will culminate in an afternoon performance for parents. This class will meet at MLHS.

Summer Strings & Orchestra Workshop/Grades 4-8

July 8 - July 12 Tuition: $150 (Only ONE Week) Time: 10:25-12:30

Calling all Strings Players! Join Miss Kemp for a full week of orchestra fun! Students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are welcome to come improve their strings skills, learn about composing music, and participate in fun music-themed team challenges!  The week-long program will conclude with a short performance for family and friends. This class will be held at MLHS.

Dawn Durkin, Principal
Lisa Cortese, Assistant Principal
Mountain Lakes High School Summer Academy

96 Powerville Road * Mountain Lakes, NJ * 07046
 mlhssummeracademy@mlschools.org * 
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