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Summer Programs

Welcome to Bush Summer Programs!

As a response to the COVID-19 health outbreak, The Bush School has cancelled the following 2020 Bush Summer Programs:

All Blazer Sports Camps
Summer Experience Day Camp Week 1
Summer Experience Day Camp Week 2
Summer Experience Day Camp Week 3
Skyhawks Sports Camps
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Acting
Ashland Theater Tour
Methow College Essay Writing Retreat

If you have any questions about Bush Summer Programs, please contact Extended Day and Summer Programs Director Morgan Dicus at 206-326-7759 or email summerprograms@bush.edu. If you have questions about Blazers Summer Sports Camps, please contact Athletics Director Jo Ito at 206-326-7749 or jo.ito@bush.edu

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LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Summer Experience Day Camp for K-Fifth Grade
Summer Experience Day Camp offers a variety of enrichment and exercise opportunities with a great structure in our state-of-the-art facilities. Classes are taught by Bush teachers and outside contractors with whom we have a wonderful relationship. In this camp, students will participate in five one-hour classes per day; classes are programed as five week-long units for each age grouping. There will be a half-hour of recess time in between each class. Each week has different classes. The specific classes for each week will be announced at the time of registration.

Registration is offered by the week, with flexible drop-off time from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The first class begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp. The last class of the day ends at 4:00 p.m. with a flexible pick-up time from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. For your convenience, before-care is available from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and after-care is available from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Cancelled: Audio Recording, Making Board Games, How to Be a Magician, Spy Kids 
Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12 for Bush students

Cancelled: Audio Recording, Fit and Fun, Inter-Galactic Space Adventures, How to Be a Magician, Cooking Lab 
Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19
 
Cancelled: Karate, Crafts, Let’s Glow, Spike Prime Robotics, Multi-Sports 
Monday, June 22-Friday, June 26

Digital Art, Fiber Arts and Crafts, Multi-Sports, Cooking Lab, Miniature World of Creatures, Gnomes, and Fairies 
Monday, July 20-Friday, July 24 

3D Design and Printing, Karate, Jewelry Making, Multi-Sports, Stop-Motion Animation
Monday, July 27-Friday, July 31

Into The Woods, Chess and Scrabble Fun, Video Game Design, Multi-Sports, Italian Cooking and Culture
Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7
Time
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cancelled: Sports Camps with Skyhawks for First-Fifth Grades
Flag Football: Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Soccer: Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Basketball: Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Readiness
Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Cancelled: Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Week One: Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Week Two: Monday, July 20-Friday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Self Defense for Middle School Girls
Wednesday, August 12 from 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.

Rock Band Camp
Monday, August 17-Friday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Adulting 101 Life Skills
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

UPPER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Cancelled: Ashland Theater Tour
Tuesday, June 16-Saturday, June 20

Geometry
Monday, June 15-Thursday, July 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Introductory Calculus
Monday, June 15-Thursday, July 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Math Analysis
Monday, June 15-Thursday, July 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Writing the College Essay
Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
Adulting 101 (Life Skills)
Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-Season Writing
Monday, August 10-Friday, August 21 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Study Skills
Monday, August 10-Friday, August 21 from 12:00-1:30 p.m

Self Defense for Upper School Girls
Wednesday, August 12 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Self Defense for Girls Off to College
Thursday, August 13 from 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cancelled: Acting
Monday, July 6–Friday, July 17 from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Cancelled: Methow Campus College Essay Writing Retreat
Monday, August 17-Friday, August 21


Registration is open for the Bush Methow Summer Camps! See all the offerings below and sign up here

Field Scientists Camp

Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open to First and Second Grade students
Bush School Methow Campus, 255 Lost River Rd. Mazama, WA

Have you ever wondered what makes the forest so special? Why do some animals live in certain kinds of trees? Where do all the animals actually live? Get out your thinking caps and let's discover the forest as scientists! We will explore the trails with cool tools, examine the hidden rivers, and discover the magical secrets of nature! Come gain a deeper understanding of the natural world around us.

Survival Skills Camp
Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open to Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students

Bush School Methow Campus, 255 Lost River Rd. Mazama, WA
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Where would you sleep and what would you eat? Come learn all the nature skills you'll need at the beautiful Bush School wilderness in Mazama! Each person will learn how to make unique shelters, identify edible plants in the forest, track animals and more! You are sure to leave this camp prepared for any wilderness adventure.

Fly Fishing Camp Session A: Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23
Fly Fishing Camp Session B: Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13
Open to Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade students
Bush School Methow Campus, 255 Lost River Rd. Mazama, WA
Both sessions run 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Mayflies, wooly buggers, and cutthroat--oh my! In this fly-fishing camp, you will learn about aquatic insects in the Methow Valley, how to tie your own flies, and how to cast with a fly rod. You will also learn what fish eat, how to "read" water, and how to wade safely. We will have three on-the-water experiences when you will have the opportunity to catch fish on flies that you’ve tied.

Ride Rad Mountain Bike Camp
Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Open to Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade students
Bush School Methow Campus, 255 Lost River Rd. Mazama, WA (Transportation from barn available)
Ride the trails with confidence and new skills. Each day starts with skill builders and ends with trail rides. Groups will be split by age and ability and instructed by certified mountain bike coaches. You’ll learn basic skills, play bike games, manage obstacles like rocks and logs, and negotiate drops and jumps. Plus you’ll learn how to fix-a-flat and maintain and improve your favorite trail. Get ready to shred! A hardtail mountain bike in good working order is required; loaner bikes available upon request.

Bread and Jam
Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20
Open to Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade students
Location: Bush School Methow Campus, 255 Lost River Rd. Mazama, WA
Transportation from barn available
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

How does a baguette get its shape? Why does some bread have big holes in it? What is sourdough anyway? Learn the answers to these questions this summer while becoming a master bread baker! Together we will make a variety of breads and learn about how grains on a farm become the bread on our table. Alongside baking, we will explore our local food system and make jam from berries we harvest. Be ready to take home plenty of bread, recipes, jam, and your own sourdough starter.


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