Evergreen Summer

Registration is open for preschoolers through adults!

Courses in the arts, athletics, technology, service learning, NATURE, and academics

Evergreen Summer Term

Learners come to Pine Point's Stonington, Connecticut campus from many backgrounds and study at all times of the year, but summer offers a chance to spend extended time in specialized courses. Our Evergreen programs support our traditional academic curriculum and foster our mission of actively engaging our students in reaching solutions creatively, collaboratively, and compassionately. Anyone can be a learner at Pine Point. Whether you are a child or an adult you are sure to find an Evergreen program that will inspire life-long learning in you.

During Evergreen Summer Term we offer an array of enriching courses in the arts, athletics, technology, service learning, nature, and academics. Explore our course descriptions below.

Play time

Extend your student’s social time!

Students enrolled in a full day of courses will participate in a supervised lunch/recess hour in-between courses at no additional cost. Students enrolled in either a morning or afternoon course will have an opportunity to add this option at the start of summer term for $10/day, or $40/week.

Full-day discount!

If you sign up for both a morning and afternoon course in the same session you will receive a $200 discount, plus the lunch/recess hour at no charge!

Contact evergreen@pinepoint.org with any questions or to request further information.

Evergreen Summer Term course offerings

New! June 11 - 15

Create, Explore, Build!

Create, Explore, Build!

Offered: half-day (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), or full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Taught by: Evergreen Instructors Deirdre Swanson and Everett Swanson

Entering Grades: preschool-4 - 9

Course Description: In multi-age groupings students will utilize our indoor and outdoor spaces as they work collaboratively to create, design, make, explore, practice, share, and reflect with one another. Daily challenges will inspire problem solving and ingenuity.

For our youngest students: For preschool-4 through kindergarten there will be a dedicated teacher, as well as a quiet space in the afternoon to rest and play.

Leadership

For our oldest students: Pine Point students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 will have opportunities to practice leadership skills as they learn to assist in leading daily explorations and design challenges for multi-age groupings.

Items to bring: packed lunch, water bottle, clothes and footwear to explore the outdoors.

Tuition: $350 for morning (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), $500 for full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

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June 18 - 29

Sprouts! (entering pre-3 - K) JUNE 18 - 29, M - F, half- and full-day

Sprouts Early Childhood

Sprouts! (PRE-3 - K)

Taught by: Leslie Dameron, Chelsea Lipp

Entering Grades: preschool - kindergarten

Available: M-F half-day (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Course Description: Build confidence and independence! Pine Point's Evergreen summer term offers early childhood programming for students entering preschool and kindergarten. The program facilitates individual learning with a particular emphasis on play, as we explore nature, art, cooking, and science, while practicing social skills.

Parents may choose morning or full day programming. To enroll, children must be turning three years old by September and potty-trained. Classes are held in the preschool in the DeMovick Early Childhood Center, which includes a dedicated playground directly connected to the classrooms.

Maximum Class Size: 12

Tuition: $600 for half-day (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or $1,000 for full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) for two-week session

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MORNING, JUNE 18 - 29, M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Zen Gardens & Yoga (entering grades 1 - 5)

Zen Garden

Zen Gardens & Yoga

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Laurie Mortrude

Entering Grades: 1-5

Course Description: This course is designed to help children express themselves emotionally, physically and socially, and learn ways to self-regulate in healthy, joyous ways. Using yoga, movement and mindful practices we will explore focus, being in the present moment, relaxation, drawing/coloring and breathing techniques to help quiet our minds, open our hearts and relate to others. Activities will include creating Zen gardens, journaling, mindful walks, yoga and movement.

Maximum Class Size: 10

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Animation Domination - Ready, Set, Lego! (entering grades 3 - 5)

Animation Domination

Animation Domination - Ready, Set, Lego!

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Gillian Crawford

Entering Grades: 3-5

Course Description: Mrs. Crawford is here to help stimulate your imagination and foster those creative skills as she takes you through the exciting process of stop motion animation! Using Legos and other materials, each student will develop an idea, write a story, build a set, and bring to life an animated movie short. At the end of the two-week session, students and parents can expect a show. The finale will consist of a film festival that will showcase each animator's creation. Students will also receive a copy of their film short to take home. Space is limited for this spectacular course.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Mountain Biking (entering grades 5 - 7)

Drawing of a Mountain Bike

Mountain Biking

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Douglas Delapp

Entering Grades: 5-7

Course Description: Mountain biking is a great way to explore nature and discover new places while getting some exercise. In this course bikers will learn riding skills such as balancing, wheelies and bunny hops. Don’t worry, we will not be hopping over bunnies, not unless they run out in front of us! The first week will be spent on the grounds of Pine Point while we explore the trails in the back and improve our bike handling skills. Students will learn the parts of a bike and how to do some basic maintenance, as well as what items to take with us as we ride through the trails. Nutrition is critical for a good bike ride, so we will learn about eating before, during and after a ride, as well as what the best liquids are to drink to stay hydrated and happy. During the second week we will explore Barn Island, Bluff Point and Haley Farm to put some of our new skills to the test!

Required items: Participants will need their own mountain bike that is in good working order and a helmet. A hydration pack or a water bottle cage and water bottle will also be necessary. In case we get any flats we will need 1-2 spare tubes. Gloves are good for hand protection but are optional.

Maximum Class Size: 6

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Graphic Novel Workshop (entering grades 5 - 9)

Graphic Novels

Graphic Novel Workshop

Taught by: Pine Point Teachers Gretchen Federici and Rebecca Graebner

Entering Grades: 5-9

Course Description: Explore the art form that uses words, images, and digital technology to tell a story. Co-taught by Pine Point English and Technology/Media faculty, this unique workshop guides students to delve into the dynamic interplay of artwork and language in this unique genre. Students will learn how to digitally illustrate or color their work, or they may create projects entirely by hand. Instructors meet students at their skill levels and introduce them to tools and techniques that help graphic novelists to empower each panel and page.

Over the two-week class, students will: explore the narrative and artistic strategies that make for a compelling graphic piece; devise their own scripts and storyboards based on their original ideas; use the latest apps to write and sketch; learn how to improve their own—and others’—work through constructive critique; conference one-to-one with faculty about their projects. Students will produce at least one high-quality printed piece and celebrate their accomplishments at a Book Release-style party with friends and family on the last day of class.

Maximum Class Size: 10

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Summer Theater Intensive (entering grades 7 - 10)

Theater Intensive

Summer Theater Intensive

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Beth Bromley

Entering Grades: 7-10

Course Description: Join us this summer to hone your theater chops! We will workshop and perform a one-act dramatic play. Themes are appropriate for ages 12 and up. The session will also cover audition and monologue prep, as well as performance etiquette and practices. The session concludes with a play performance on stage.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Art Open Studio (for ages 18 and older)

Art Open Studio

Art Open Studio

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Maria Iacoi

Open to adults ages 18 and over

Course Description: Designed for either beginner or experienced artists age 18 or older, this Evergreen course offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums, and time and space to create independent, imaginative, or representational art with support and guidance. You'll work with a medium of the day (acrylic, watercolors, pencil or ink) and learn specific techniques and effective uses of that medium. You'll have access to materials for exploration, and participate in class critiques to gain and give feedback about individual work. All artwork produced will be shared through an exhibit in Pine Point’s Campbell Gallery at the end of the session.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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AFTERNOON, JUNE 18 - 29, M - F, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Robot Maneuvers (entering grades 1 - 3)

Robot Maneuvers

Robot Maneuvers

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Rebecca Graebner

Entering Grades: 1-3

Course Description: Take your coding skills to whole new level! Come learn to program a robot for a race, to run through an obstacle course, and tell a story with your robot. Students will have an opportunity to explore several different kinds of programmable robots; including Dash & Dot, and Sphero. Students will expand their coding skills with different coding tools, and engage in fun, inventive play with robots!

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Animal and Nature Illustration (entering grades 1 - 5)

Animal and Nature Illustration

Animal and Nature Illustration

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Maria Iacoi

Entering Grades: 1-5

Course Description: In the world of science you learn to observe very carefully and to measure accurately. Those same skills apply to the visual art experience of scientific illustration. Exploring nature and its many living creatures and plants can be a meaningful and natural way to connect to the world. All living things are unique and interesting to identify and draw.

This course takes the students (and their sketchbooks) outdoors to explore, observe and collect living and nonliving specimens. We will work in both the field and inside the art studio to do more observing, rendering and coloring of our findings. Students will spend time learning to draw what they see accurately and shade and color with dimension and purpose. Time will also be spent looking at artists who use an expressionistic or modern approach to rendering nature. We will explore a variety of ways to create what we have seen and studied. Our class time will focus on learning to draw and express the “feeling” of our collected findings as well as the landscapes, trees, plants and animals our campus offers.

Maximum Class Size: 10

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Forest School (entering grades 4 - 6)

Forest School

Forest School

Taught by: Evergreen instructors Everett Swanson, trained and certified Forest School teacher, and Deirdre Swanson

Entering Grades: 4-6

Course Description: Outdoor adventures facilitate hands on learning and creative expression while connecting us all to the world around us. Through developmentally appropriate activities, children will learn to identify local flora and fauna, develop a sense of place, and build teamwork skills while exploring the natural land around Pine Point School.

Maximum Class Size: 14

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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NEW! Basketball Clinic (entering grades 5 - 9)

basketball player catching ball

Basketball Clinic

Taught by: Coach Jake Mortrude

Entering Grades: 5 - 9

Course Description: Polish your basketball skills over the summer with Coach Jake, who got his basketball start in Pine Point's gymnasium! Students will work on spacing, communication, and sportsmanship as they learn and practice shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defensive moves. Daily scrimmages will enable players to practice and refine their new skills. By the end of the two-week course Coach Jake will develop checklists unique to each player of the drills and skills players may work on to continue to improve before their next basketball season begins.

Maximum Clinic Size: 20

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Sew Much Fun! (entering grade 6 - adult)

9th grade student sewing

Sew Much Fun!

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Erin Call

Entering Grades: 6 through adults

Course Description: Come learn or hone your sewing skills while contributing to positive change in the world! During week one practice basic sewing skills as you participate in service learning projects including Days for Girls, making bags for homeless people, and Dress a Girl Around the World. The week culminates in a field trip to Affordable Fabrics where you will select fabrics for their week two creations. Throughout the second week you will plan and sew your own garments or other fabric projects using patterns. At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate documenting their service learning participation.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Items to bring: Your own sewing machine, or contact evergreen@pinepoint.org if you need to borrow one.

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, June 18-29, M-F, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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July 9 - 20

Sprouts! (entering pre-3 - K) JULY 9 - 20, M - F, half- and full-day

Sprouts Early Childhood

Sprouts! (PRE-3 - K)

Taught by: Chelsea Lipp

Entering Grades: preschool - kindergarten

Available: M-F half-day (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Course Description: Build confidence and independence! Pine Point's Evergreen summer term offers early childhood programming for students entering preschool and kindergarten. The program facilitates individual learning with a particular emphasis on play, as we explore nature, art, cooking, and science, while practicing social skills.

Parents may choose morning or full day programming. To enroll, children must be turning three years old by September and potty-trained. Classes are held in the preschool in the DeMovick Early Childhood Center, which includes a dedicated playground directly connected to the classrooms.

Maximum Class Size: 12

Tuition: $600 for half-day (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or $1,000 for full-day (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) for two-week session

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MORNING, JULY 9 - 20, M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mini Musical (entering grades 1 - 4)

Grade 3 students in Willie Wonka

Mini Musical

Taught by: Pine Point Teacher Jean Martin

Entering Grades: 1 - 4

Course Description: Does your child enjoy singing and acting? Do they love to be on stage? Musical theater has benefits not only for the development of artistic expression but also to develop and practice basic life skills. Students are actively involved in creative problem solving, decision making and working towards a common goal. They will also have the opportunity to create sets, props and costumes. Social skills including respect, poise, confidence, resilience and interpersonal skills are developed through cooperation and collaboration. The concluding program, a mini musical that students prepare and perform, is a wonderfully entertaining exhibition of these skills. The children love it!

Class Size: 8 - 20

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Jump, Tumble & Games (entering grades 2 - 6)

Jump Tumble and Games

Jump, Tumble & Games

Taught by: Judy Davis

Entering Grades: 2-6

Course Description: Have fun learning the ropes and basic gymnastics tumbling skills. Students will work on single rope skills creating a freestyle routine. They will learn how to jump Chinese wheel, travelers, long rope, and double dutch! Each day will include basic gymnastics skills and fun group games. On the last day of class there will be a jump rope and tumbling demo from 11-11:30 a.m.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Strategy and Role-Playing (entering grades 5 - 10)

Dungeons and Dragons Dice

Strategy and Role-Playing

Taught by: Evergreen Instructor Andrew Zielinski

Entering Grades: 5-10

Course Description: Plan your moves, challenge your opponents, and embark on adventures in strange lands! In this course, students will be challenged to think critically and strategically as they are introduced to a variety of strategy games, including the classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Students particularly interested in tabletop games will even have opportunities to develop their own adventures. Whether learning to play or honing your skills, this course is a great fit for the master strategist!

Maximum Class Size: 10

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Introduction to Python Coding: COURSE CLOSED

Python Coding

Introduction to Python Coding

Taught by: Rush Hambleton

Entering Grade: 6 through adult

Course Description: Leave your mouse at home when you learn Python, the text-based coding language powering Instagram, Pinterest and BitTorrent. Learn correct use of variables, parameters and loops to complete daily tasks and develop your own mini-apps!

Required items: Bring your own internet-ready computer.

Maximum Class Size: 8

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This course is closed.

AFTERNOON, JULY 9 - 20, M - F, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Forest School (entering grades K - 3)

Forest School

Forest School

Taught by: Evergreen instructors Everett Swanson, trained and certified Forest School teacher, and Deirdre Swanson

Entering Grades: kindergarten - grade 3

Course Description: Outdoor adventures facilitate hands on learning and creative expression while connecting us all to the world around us. Through developmentally appropriate activities, children will learn to identify local flora and fauna, develop a sense of place, and build teamwork skills while exploring the natural land around Pine Point School.

Maximum Class Size: 14

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Robot Mission Dash & Dot (entering 4 - 6)

Dash and Dot

Robot Mission Dash & Dot

Taught by: Rebecca Graebner

Entering Grades: 4-6

Course Description: Want to learn to code a robot to play a xylophone? Hit targets with a robotic launcher? Navigate challenging obstacle course? Take your coding skills to a whole new level! Learn to code Dash & Dot, engaging robots, to do all this and more. Students will exhibit their new and expanded skills with a showcase of their coding talents in a surprise final challenge!

Maximum Class Size: 12

Tuition: $600 for 2-week course, July 9-20, M-F, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Robotics! (entering grade 6 - adult)

Robotics!

Taught by: Sheila Reagan

Entering Grade: 6 through adult

Course Description: Learn to build real robots, power them with servos and motors, and then code them with C++ coding language. You will be using your own reusable robotics kit from RoboTerra. See more at https://tinyurl.com/ppsevergreenrobots.

Required items: Bring your own internet-ready computer.

Class limit: 10

Tuition: $850 for 2-week course, includes your own reusable robotics kit you get to keep ($250 value)! July 9-20, M-F, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Save $200 if also registering for a morning course!

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Specialty Courses

Reading Instruction

Orton Gillingham Reading Instruction

Taught by: Pine Point School Speech Language Pathologist, Kaitlin Veninsky

Entering Grades: all

Course Description: Individualized reading instruction through the Orton Gillingham approach.

Class Size: 1 - 4

Contact evergreen@pinepoint.org to request more information or to register.

Geometry

Geometry

Geometry, Full-Credit High School Course

Taught by: Chris Hurtgen and Sheila Reagan

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Course Description: This course meets for 3 hours each weekday over six weeks starting June 18, and offers a full year’s high school credit in Euclidean geometry including proofs. It covers transformations of figures, symmetry, properties of angles and rays, congruence, similarity, triangles, an introduction to trigonometry, area and perimeter of polygons, surface area and volume of 3D figures, area and circumference of circles and an introduction to non-Euclidean geometries. Students take periodic tests and a final exam. Practical, hands-on projects allow students to apply concepts including studies of building mechanics, art and literature. Traditional compass and straight-edge constructions are supplemented with digital software equivalents.

Students must be mathematically talented, highly-motivated and intrinsically driven to successfully complete the course.

Minimum Class Size: 2

Tuition: $1800 for the 6 week course, starting June 18

Contact evergreen@pinepoint.org to request more information or to register.

Registration and Payment

Payment is due at the time of registration. Requests for cancellation must be made no later than May 15 and refunds will be credited minus a 10% charge for processing. Students enrolling in a morning course can add an afternoon course on the same day at a discounted rate.

Please note that a current Connecticut state physical form needs to be on file prior to the start of a course. Physicals expire 12 months from the examination date.