Soaring Eagles

We have expanded this program for rising 5th - 8th Graders in 2021! Soaring Eagles themes are now offered FULL DAY with a half day option for those who wish to join from 12:00 - 3:00 pm each day of the week.

Special announcement: We have expanded our staffing to reopen most weeks of our Soaring Eagles program! Space is limited. As we reach waiting list levels again, we encourage families to join the waiting list as we will be reaching out to those families first when spots become available.

We will make EVERY effort to honor the themes listed below this summer; however, if we have learned anything this year, it is that flexibility is the key to success! Should a theme become difficult to execute well due to Covid-19 safety restrictions or unforeseen staffing changes, we reserve the right to alter the themes below in order to create the best-quality (and most fun) program for your child.

Week 1: Under the Sea 

June 7 - 11

Ashely Swinford

Ever wonder what lives inside the ocean? Take a deep dive into the exciting world of marine biology! Teacher Ashely Swinford is ready to take you on an adventure in one of her favorite subjects. Explore water, wildlife, adaptations, fresh vs saltwater ecosystems, pollution, and maybe even conduct a dissection or two! 


Week 2: Survival

June 14 - 18

Eric Sogard & Trey Wornica

Ever wonder how people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries? No electricity, running water or even internet? This week you will learn about how people lived in these times. Try your hand at skills like water filtration, fire making, shelter construction, and more! 


Week 3: Robotics

June 21 - 25

Eric Sogard & Sarah Brooks

This popular week will have you working with Lego EV3 robotics, where you will learn how to code your bots using traditional coding as well as Scratch-based coding. Work on designs and have a great time competing in a ten bot sumo challenge!


Week 4: Code-academy (Limited Spots Available!)

June 28 - July 2

Eric Sogard

Ever wonder how everything controlled by a computer works? Well, largely, coding! Soaring Eagles will be trained in coding suited to their experience and comfort level. From block to Python, you will learn new and creative coding skills, all while having fun.  


Week 5: Chef’s Academy

July 6 - 9

Eric Sogard & Trey Wornica

It’s time to get cooking! Develop your cooking skills both in the kitchen and on the grill during this special Chef’s Academy just for Soaring Eagles. Each day will have a different theme, and on the last day, we will have our very own chef competition! 

*Summer Academy is closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.


Week 6: Wooden Wonders

July 12 - 16

Eric Sogard & Steve Greenwell

During this week, Soaring Eagles will learn the ins and outs of carpentry - starting first with tool safety and knowing the correct tools for the job! Then, explore both power and hand tools to create projects made from wood and other materials. Mr. Sogard, our iLab coordinator, will have you making a brand new kitchen by week’s end...well maybe not that far, but there is sure to be a lot of fun and creativity. :-)


Week 7: Game On! (Full - Waiting List Only)

July 19 - 23

Eric Sogard

If it’s a game, it’s ON - Soaring Eagles style! This week combines the old with the new when it comes to games. Using classics like checkers and chess, we will sharpen problem solving skills and even use teamwork. We will also explore technology to discover how gaming has evolved to 2021! 


Week 8: Brain Benders (Full - Waiting List Only)

July 26 - 30

Eric Sogard

Challenge your mind and stretch it to think outside of the box! From riddles and “who done-its” to simulated team building and problem solving activities, you will come home each day with plenty to test and share with the whole family!