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Crimson Education in Westfield Offers Summer Camps that Make Learning a Blast

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The staff at Crimson Education in Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Ready to make the most of summer?  Kids can play out zombie scenarios, publish their own books, make Shakespeare come alive, take on Greek gods, explore the Art of War, create with Mine Craft and more during Crimson Education’s day camps in Westfield.

For a limited time, Crimson Education is offering 20 percent off when you sign your child up.

“We hired the best local high school teachers and came up with this amazing curriculum,” co-owner Jessie Qiang said. “I’m very excited about this. I think the kids are really going to have a fun time learning here this summer.”

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Camps range from one week to nine weeks long throughout the summer and are designed for Grades 5 through 8.

In addition to the morning learning sessions, campers will have sports, homework help, language, arts & crafts and more each afternoon.

For more information and to sign up, call Crimson Education at 908-379-3779 or email info@crimsonedu.com. Choose from the full list of options below:

 Week 1 (6/26-6/30)

 

Stocks and Commodities Simulation:

Target Skills:

Business Negotiations

Balancing Income and Expenses

Understanding National Economics and Gross Domestic Product 

Personal Investment

Day Trading and Stocks

Command the economy of a thriving nation and struggle with market forces to build factories, banks and defeat the competition through shear business savvy. Learn how to research stocks and follow the trends set by the Federal Reserve Bank. Be the day-trader who pushes the value of Fortune 500 companies. When should you buy stocks or commodities or sell them? Join us and learn to make business your business!

 

Week2 (7/3-7/7)

Zombie Survival Simulation

Target Skills:

            Resource Management

            Cooperation

            Critical Thinking

            Research

            Emergency Management

            Engineering

 

The Center for Disease Control and other civil organizations have picked up this theme from popular culture to prepare citizens to survive any natural disaster. This course is designed to have students research and devise methods of rebuilding civilization in the event of an emergency situation that eliminates most of modern society’s resources. Working as part of a team students will determine how to devise methods of gaining basic needs all the way to reconstruction of modern water, food, and power sources and see how these decisions affect the simulation.    

 

Week3 (7/10-7/14)

Art of War: Historic Simulations

Target Skills:

            Critical Thinking

            Strategic Planning

            Resource Management

            Conflict Resolution

How would World War II have changed if you were in charge? Use the concepts of Sun Tzu to master your opponents in a variety of historic simulations designed to offer opportunities to employ this ancient master-work of Chinese literary genius.  This engaging course will show how this philosophy is still influencing the battlefield and war colleges throughout the world and is as true today as it ever was. 

 

Week 4 (7/17-7/21)

Student Congress:

Target Skills:

Domestic Policy and Diplomacy

Group and Individual Public Speaking

Research and Writing

Laws and policy are the backbone of American society.  Has Congress gone too far, or not far enough? You decide what the law of the land ought to be while learning the lifelong skills of public speaking and effective research. Make deals with allies and pass your legislation or crush the opposing faction as you learn to navigate the convoluted world of Congressional debate.  

Week 5 (7/24-7/28)

United Nations Simulation:

Target Skills:

International Policy and Diplomacy

Group and Individual Public Speaking

Research and Writing

Can you find the solution to settle the disputes in the Middle East? Be the senior statesman who ends strife in Ukraine. What would you do to end the threat of global warming? Lead your chosen state through the trials and tribulations of the modern political landscape. Communication, especially with your enemies, is always the path forward to a better world and a superior student.

 

Week 6 (7/31-8/4)

Board Game Seminar

Target Skills:

            Critical Thinking

            Math and Projecting Trends

            Reading

            Cooperation

            Negotiation

            Creativity

            Design and Play testing

            Basic Marketing

Games are always fun to play and can be even more fun to invent. Whether you take hold of a nation and lead it to victory or design a new original game of your own, this course uses a fun platform to have students design products of their own while experimenting with different types of games.  Students will then play-test their designs and study marketing for the demographic groups that may be interested in their products.  Whether, playing, designing, testing, or performing research this program imparts life-skills for success.  

 

Week 7 (8/7-8/11)

Advanced Minecraft Classroom

Target Skills:

STEM focus;

Science,

Technology,

Engineering,

Mathematics

           Teamwork and Cooperation

           Construction

           Planning

           Negotiation

           Physics

In this advanced Minecraft class, students will learn to create their own successful villages in order to unlock advanced benefits and learn world builder features for the hosting of their own communities. Do you have what it takes to build a successful flourishing community?

Specific additional skillsets to gain include; villager management, animal husbandry, trading, promoting family and wellbeing, housing and urban planning, and community policing. Through the use these advanced Minecraft tactics and cooperative group work; students simulate real world learning in a variety of fields.

The Minecraft Education Edition features allow for specific instructional and challenge based activities that advance learning through mini-lessons within the game itself. This culminates in an open world cooperative challenge for survival Upon completion of the primary goals students are armed with the knowledge necessary to host their own worlds for advanced learning and exploration.

Week 8 (8/14-8/18)

Gladiators, Gods, and Government: The Impact of Classical Civilization

Skills:

            Critical Thinking

            Research

            Archaeology

            History

            Interpreting Primary Sources

Ancient people struggled against the wilderness and created the first glimpses of modern society.  From primitive odometers to a prototype steam turbine the Greeks and Romans brought great advances to tribal people throughout Europe and in turn influenced the modern world. Who were these ancient people and what did they believe in? Join us and learn what we still use from their time period, their cruel practices, and the proud monuments they left behind.  

 

Week 9 (8/21-8/25)

 

Greco Roman Mythology

Skills:

            Cultural Sensitivity

            Ancient History

As Apollo’s chariot hurtles through the sky the sun rises. When Persephone descends to the underworld the seasons change. In a world ruled by religions with just one God it is easy to forget that ancient people had a Pantheon or Gods who ruled mankind according to whim and fancy.  Learn about Greek and Roman mythology and the monsters they believed lurked around every corner from Athena to Zeus. 

Week 10 (8/28-9/1)

Shakespeare Alive Week

Shakespeare Alive

Target Skills:

Play writing,

Analysis and reflection,

Performing arts,

Critical thinking,

The study of various literary devices including but not limited to; Alliteration Assonance Malapropism Metaphor Onomatopoeia

Summary:

Students will examine the human condition through readings and performances of Shakespeare’s famous soliloquies.Shakespeare is famed for his ability to capture and express both the joys and sorrows of life through comedy and drama. Analysis of the language and specific passages will prepare us for brief performances that capture the emotional content of the selections. In addition, each participant will write their own unique soliloquy, using Shakespearian language. To understand Shakespeare is to understand ourselves and our world...

 

 

In additional to Summer Day Camp, Crimson Education also offers  Weekday nights and weekend High School Math Course  PreCal and Calculus PreLearning . SAT Prep Course;  7th and 8th Grade Introduction to Java; 5th-6th Grade Advanced Math, 6th and 7th Grade Advanced Math courses. Please call 908-821-7295 directly to ask detail.

Crimson Summer Precal PreLearning Course

Note: 2 Hours each week.  Choose Wednesday or Saturday. Wednesday and Saturday are running parallel.

 

2017 Summer SAT Schedule

PreCal

 

Monday

Tues

Wed

Thursday

Friday 

Saturday

week1

26-Jun

27-Jun

28-Jun

29-Jun

30-Jun

1-Jul

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week2

3-Jul

4-Jul

5-Jul

6-Jul

7-Jul

8-Jul

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week3

10-Jul

11-Jul

12-Jul

13-Jul

14-Jul

15-Jul

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week4

17-Jul

18-Jul

19-Jul

20-Jul

21-Jul

22-Jul

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week5

24-Jul

25-Jul

26-Jul

27-Jul

28-Jul

29-Jul

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week6

31-Jul

1-Aug

2-Aug

3-Aug

4-Aug

5-Aug

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week7

7-Aug

8-Aug

9-Aug

10-Aug

11-Aug

12-Aug

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week8

14-Aug

15-Aug

16-Aug

17-Aug

18-Aug

19-Aug

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

week9

21-Aug

22-Aug

23-Aug

24-Aug

25-Aug

26-Aug

 

 

 

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

 

10:00AM-12:00PM

 

 

Crimson Summer SAT Intensive Prep Course

Crimson designed two sessions each week for student time management convenience. Choose one weekday 3 hours or Saturday 3 hours. If you miss the weekday class, you can come to attend Saturday class.

 

2017 Summer SAT Schedule

MATH

 

Monday

Tues

Wed

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

week1

26-Jun

27-Jun

28-Jun

29-Jun

30-Jun

1-Jul

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week2

3-Jul

4-Jul

5-Jul

6-Jul

7-Jul

8-Jul

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week3

10-Jul

11-Jul

12-Jul

13-Jul

14-Jul

15-Jul

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week4

17-Jul

18-Jul

19-Jul

20-Jul

21-Jul

22-Jul

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week5

24-Jul

25-Jul

26-Jul

27-Jul

28-Jul

29-Jul

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week6

31-Jul

1-Aug

2-Aug

3-Aug

4-Aug

5-Aug

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week7

7-Aug

8-Aug

9-Aug

10-Aug

11-Aug

12-Aug

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

week8

14-Aug

15-Aug

16-Aug

17-Aug

19-Aug

19-Aug

 

No Class

 

No Class

 

 

No Class

week9

21-Aug

22-Aug

23-Aug

24-Aug

25-Aug

26-Aug

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

 

1:00PM -4:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

2017 Summer SAT Schedule

English

 

Monday

Tues

Wed

Thursday

 

Saturday

week1

26-Jun

27-Jun

28-Jun

29-Jun

30-Jun

1-Jul

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

6:00PM-9:00PM

NO Class

week2

3-Jul

4-Jul

5-Jul

6-Jul

7-Jul

8-Jul

 

 

   

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week3

10-Jul

11-Jul

12-Jul

13-Jul

14-Jul

15-Jul

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week4

17-Jul

18-Jul

19-Jul

20-Jul

21-Jul

22-Jul

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week5

24-Jul

25-Jul

26-Jul

27-Jul

28-Jul

29-Jul

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week6

31-Jul

1-Aug

2-Aug

3-Aug

4-Aug

5-Aug

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

6:00PM-9:00PM

NO Class

week7

7-Aug

8-Aug

9-Aug

10-Aug

11-Aug

12-Aug

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week8

14-Aug

15-Aug

16-Aug

17-Aug

18-Aug

19-Aug

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

week9

21-Aug

22-Aug

23-Aug

24-Aug

25-Aug

26-Aug

 

 

 

 

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

9:00AM -12:00AM

 

 

  • SAT English Teacher will be absent on 7/1 and 8/5. Those two days classes, he will move to Previous Friday as above (6:00-9:00)

 

Introduction to Java (Pre AP computer Science)

Designed for 7th and 8th Graders

Text Book: No need, Teacher will distribute the materials in the class

Pre installation: Netbeans

Course Date: 7/3(Monday)-7/14(Friday) exclude 7/4(Holiday); Total 9 Days

Course Time:            9:00AM– 12:00PM

Lunch Time:              12:00PM-1:30PM

Lab Time:       1:30PM-4:30PM

Course List: (Class Curriculums will be modified by each student’s level, by end of the course, teacher will try to raise all the kids at the same level. Final project will spread over the course days)

Day 1

• What is object-oriented programming?

• Creating a Java class in NetBeans

• What is a method?

• The main method

• Printing an output — the print() and println() methods

Hello World program

• Comments

• primitive data types and Strings

• variables and variable declaration

 

Day 2

• the Scanner class — taking in an input

• Arithmetic operators

practice with modulus

increment and decrement operators

• boolean operators and logic

• practice with logic

• the if statement

else if and else

• the switch statement

• Lab:

4 function calculator

area and perimeter calculator for various regular polygons

 

Day 3

• the for loop

• the while loop

• the do/while loop

• creating methods

method headers

the return statement

• Lab:

Sieve of Eratosthenes

puzzles with loops

 

Day 4

• What is an object?

• More about classes

• Access modifiers

• constructors

• accessor methods

 

• mutator methods

• overloading a method

• Lab:

create a regular polygon class

create a cartesian coordinate class

 

Day 5

• String manipulation

the substring() method

exercises on codingbat.com

• Wrapper classes

• Intro to Arrays

• Lab:

basic encryption

 

Day 6

• Two dimensional arrays

• the for each loop

• ArrayLists

• practice with arrays and ArrayLists

codingbat.com

• Lab:

selection sort

insertion sort

 

Day 7

• review sorting methods

• intro to recursion

example recursion method: the fibonacci sequence

• recursion practice

codingbat.com

• Lab:

GCD using the euclidean algorithm

this includes a lesson on the euclidean algorithm

 

Day 8

• Review recursion

• Inheritance

• Subclass constructors

• Polymorphism

• Inheritance practice

• Lab:

Final project — student’s choice

 

Day 9

• Review of inheritance

• Abstract classes

Abstract methods

• Interfaces

Polymorphism with interfaces

• Lab:

Final project

• Touch up final projects and present to the cl

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