McKinney CP2018

Camp Pursuit McKinney Course Catalog 2018

 

Each Week of Full Day Camp (9am – 4pm) = $200
Late Registration = ($200 + $50.00)
Extended Option (8am – 5pm) = $25 per Family

To see detailed course descriptions and information about McKinney Camp Pursuit, click one of the buttons below!

 

Registration
Registration begins February 16, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

Caldwell Elementary

601 W. Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069


Course/Title: Superhero Survival Camp

Description: The most active Camp Pursuit class yet! Get ready to measure your speed, endurance, flexibility, and others superhero biometrics. As you learn about the way the body works, you’ll also stimulate the mind–visualizing the superhero you’re destined to become. Create workouts and focused practices that build the skills necessary to realize your superhuman potential.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: The Art of Storytelling

Description: “Stories are the single most powerful tool,” and we need writers, poets, artists, dramatists, dancers, musicians, and imaginators to shape the world and captivate audiences. Team up and create a week of amazing stories to share and act out with fellow campers. Explore what makes a good story great and how to present it in a variety of mediums. Come ready to create and share your unique voice!

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: Coding_Challenge.exe

Description: From entry level Scratch Jr. to advanced Python tuples–we bring the “how” and you solve for “why.” Camp Pursuit is bringing coding, and this year your level of skill is put to the challenge. You will need every finger flying to slap that code down and beat the clock. All levels of coders are welcome.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Forensic Food Detectives

Description: Join us, Sherlocks of sustenance, as we uncover the secrets of food–from composition to ingestion. What’s in the food we eat, and what part do the usual suspects, like riboflavin and calciferol, play in this great mystery?  You’ll analyze tomato splatter trajectory to tell us who started the food fight, and maybe even drink the evidence!

Note: When you sign up for this course, please inform us immediately if your camper has any food allergies.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: 3i Challenge: Invent, Innovate, and Improve

Description: Paper begets cardboard that we fold into boxes–add lenses and a phone then explore the Space Station. The cycle of invention, innovation, and improvement continues to launch humanity to the next level, and this course provides campers with the tools to create, rethink, and reimagine the world in front of them.  

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Leggo my LEGO!

Description: “Play well.” That is what the words “leg godt” mean in Danish, and indeed we’ve been playing with LEGO for over 80 years since their origination in Denmark in 1932! Imagine this: an interdisciplinary exploration of LEGO that takes us through the history (it’s still a family company), science (what breakthrough in plastics gave the founder the idea for “bricks”?), technology (from wheels to robots), and possibilities for creative expression that this two-time “toy of the century” provides.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: The Recycled Art of Life

Description:  Reduce, reuse, recycle, and reap what you sow–especially when your trash transforms into beautiful planters for growing herbs and vegetables. This course explores our global footprint, prompting the artist and the botanist to positively impact the world around us.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: Mathematical Arts

Description: Both mathematicians and artists are problem-solvers who improvise and view the world in new and innovative ways. In this course, the right brain will meet the left as we create optical illusions, fractals, original tessellations, Penrose tiles, and parabolic line drawings (to name a few). Join us as we explore the beautiful fusion of math and art.

Brain Age: 3rd-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Attend?

Any incoming 1st through 8th grader who is fueled by curiosity, loves to learn, and is hungry for knowledge and engagement. Some camp locations may vary. Please confirm a camp’s age ranges on its information page.

How much does Camp Pursuit Cost?

Camp prices vary by location. Part of the registration ($50) is non-refundable as it covers credit card fees, clerical work, scheduling, and ordering supplies. Find information on our cancellation policy below.

Is there any Financial Assistance Available?

We are proud and fortunate to have a close partnership with Education Unbound, a non-profit whose mission is to support high potential students in financial need. Education Unbound, as well as other generous sponsors, have pledged a certain number of full scholarships for each week of Camp Pursuit. Scholarships will be awarded via an online application process. The first scholarship application window runs from January 15 to March 1. Recipients will be notified by March 15. You can find the application HERE.

If you feel called to give a week of Camp Pursuit to someone in need of financial assistance, consider making a donation to Education Unbound. You can add a note to your donation indicating your desire for the funds to be used toward an additional Camp Pursuit scholarship.

Do you accept volunteers?

We love our volunteers, and they help our camp run so smoothly.  We accept volunteers between the ages of 14-17.  A volunteer application and sign-up form will be released in late March. When the volunteer application becomes available, a link will be posted on this page, on our social media, and sent to friends via our email newsletter.

What’s the cancellation policy, and are there any fees?

$50 from the registration cost is non-refundable.  Here’s the full cancellation policy:

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com. Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date. Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund. Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund. Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to the session.

What does a class look like?

Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a qualified, passionate teacher who has been trained to work with a variety of students, including gifted & high-achieving students in mixed-aged classroom models.

How do we chose our own courses?

3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Course

First, understand that all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders.  Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.

Next, find out what your kid is interested in.  The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier.  For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Why should I choose Camp Pursuit?

That’s a really good question.  NuMinds was founded by a couple of zany, passionate educators who gather a bunch of excellent teachers together and try to come up with the coolest courses possible.  We also absolutely love what we do!  We have a time-tested proprietary curriculum model that we use for all of our courses, and we only hire the best teachers–plus we pay them the best we can.  We recognize that Camp Pursuit is more than the sum of its parts.  We love learning!  We put your child’s safety first and do our absolute best to ensure a smooth experience.  We have puppet shows and guitars and we write our own songs.  We see the inherent quality in each child and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness.  We built Camp Pursuit under the framework: “What type of camp would I have enjoyed as a kid?”  What else…did I mention the puppet shows?

How can I support what NuMinds does?

If you love what we do and want to support us, here are a few ways.  And thank you for even reading this far–you mean the world to us!

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.  This helps us reach a wider audience and share what we do.
  2. Take just a minute to mention us to your friends.  No advertisement could ever replace the value of word-of-mouth.
  3. Ask your local school or PTA organization if they would like to host a NuMinds program.  Just put us in contact, and we’ll handle the rest.
  4. Volunteer at one of our events.  We’re always in need of help, and we’ll pass the savings on to you in the form of discounted admission.
  5. Send us your ideas!  Many of our ideas have spurned from everyday conversations with those who see a need.
  6. Provide a financial donation.  All donated money goes directly to course expenses–pencils, paper, supplies, etc.
  7. Thank the universe for all the blessings in your life, and then recognize the value of the very breath in your lungs.  Be happy and grateful–making the world a better place!

Do you have additional questions? Please send us a message via the Contact Us page!

Contact Us

→Click Here to Register Now←

About NuMinds

NuMinds creates engaging, mixed-age STEAM programs throughout the year. From full-day enrichment events, to week-long academic camps, and dynamic training for both parents and teachers, we strive to fuel the “Edvolution” in thinking and learning for the 21st century.

Brilliant young minds don’t always get all the intellectual nutrition they need from their daily diet of school and extra-curriculars. Our co-founders were driven by the vision that NuMinds could provide a layer of enrichment beyond the school day, where real, inspired learning creates the conditions for lifelong curiosity and self-development:

Real ​– our programs extend beyond basic academic needs into the realm of enrichment, where a learner’s authentic engagement with ideas, processes and products is paramount.

Inspired​ –our programs derive from our own sense of inspiration and are focused on developing a learner’s own passions and interests.

Learning​ –our programs provide new knowledge, insight and wisdom that is valuable to the learner’s and the    world’s development and advancement.

About Camp Pursuit

Camp Pursuit is the only high-achievement day camp comprised of mixed-age, S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Humanities, Mathematics) classes for incoming 1st – 8th graders.  Students get to build their own summer camp by choosing FOUR COURSES of study for each week.  Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a certified, experienced teacher who has been trained to work with gifted & high-achieving students–including mixed-aged classroom models.

 

How do we choose our own courses? ​ There are 3 Easy Steps to picking the right course:

  1. First, know all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders. Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.
  2. Next, find out what your kid is interested in. The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.
  3. Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier. For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was ​ ​uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy.​  The $50 registration fee is non-refundable.  In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com.  Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made.  100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date.  Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund of tuition paid (not including the $50 registration fee).  Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund.  Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances.  We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. In the event of cancelled course, you will be notified four weeks prior to the camp start date.  You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund.

 

 

To see detailed course descriptions and information about McKinney Camp Pursuit, click one of the buttons below!

 

Registration
Registration begins February 16, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

Caldwell Elementary

601 W. Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069


Course/Title: Superhero Survival Camp

Description: The most active Camp Pursuit class yet! Get ready to measure your speed, endurance, flexibility, and others superhero biometrics. As you learn about the way the body works, you’ll also stimulate the mind–visualizing the superhero you’re destined to become. Create workouts and focused practices that build the skills necessary to realize your superhuman potential.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: The Art of Storytelling

Description: “Stories are the single most powerful tool,” and we need writers, poets, artists, dramatists, dancers, musicians, and imaginators to shape the world and captivate audiences. Team up and create a week of amazing stories to share and act out with fellow campers. Explore what makes a good story great and how to present it in a variety of mediums. Come ready to create and share your unique voice!

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: Coding_Challenge.exe

Description: From entry level Scratch Jr. to advanced Python tuples–we bring the “how” and you solve for “why.” Camp Pursuit is bringing coding, and this year your level of skill is put to the challenge. You will need every finger flying to slap that code down and beat the clock. All levels of coders are welcome.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Forensic Food Detectives

Description: Join us, Sherlocks of sustenance, as we uncover the secrets of food–from composition to ingestion. What’s in the food we eat, and what part do the usual suspects, like riboflavin and calciferol, play in this great mystery?  You’ll analyze tomato splatter trajectory to tell us who started the food fight, and maybe even drink the evidence!

Note: When you sign up for this course, please inform us immediately if your camper has any food allergies.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: 3i Challenge: Invent, Innovate, and Improve

Description: Paper begets cardboard that we fold into boxes–add lenses and a phone then explore the Space Station. The cycle of invention, innovation, and improvement continues to launch humanity to the next level, and this course provides campers with the tools to create, rethink, and reimagine the world in front of them.  

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Leggo my LEGO!

Description: “Play well.” That is what the words “leg godt” mean in Danish, and indeed we’ve been playing with LEGO for over 80 years since their origination in Denmark in 1932! Imagine this: an interdisciplinary exploration of LEGO that takes us through the history (it’s still a family company), science (what breakthrough in plastics gave the founder the idea for “bricks”?), technology (from wheels to robots), and possibilities for creative expression that this two-time “toy of the century” provides.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: The Recycled Art of Life

Description:  Reduce, reuse, recycle, and reap what you sow–especially when your trash transforms into beautiful planters for growing herbs and vegetables. This course explores our global footprint, prompting the artist and the botanist to positively impact the world around us.

Brain Age: K-8th


Course/Title: Mathematical Arts

Description: Both mathematicians and artists are problem-solvers who improvise and view the world in new and innovative ways. In this course, the right brain will meet the left as we create optical illusions, fractals, original tessellations, Penrose tiles, and parabolic line drawings (to name a few). Join us as we explore the beautiful fusion of math and art.

Brain Age: 3rd-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Attend?

Any incoming 1st through 8th grader who is fueled by curiosity, loves to learn, and is hungry for knowledge and engagement. Some camp locations may vary. Please confirm a camp’s age ranges on its information page.

How much does Camp Pursuit Cost?

Camp prices vary by location. Part of the registration ($50) is non-refundable as it covers credit card fees, clerical work, scheduling, and ordering supplies. Find information on our cancellation policy below.

Is there any Financial Assistance Available?

We are proud and fortunate to have a close partnership with Education Unbound, a non-profit whose mission is to support high potential students in financial need. Education Unbound, as well as other generous sponsors, have pledged a certain number of full scholarships for each week of Camp Pursuit. Scholarships will be awarded via an online application process. The first scholarship application window runs from January 15 to March 1. Recipients will be notified by March 15. You can find the application HERE.

If you feel called to give a week of Camp Pursuit to someone in need of financial assistance, consider making a donation to Education Unbound. You can add a note to your donation indicating your desire for the funds to be used toward an additional Camp Pursuit scholarship.

Do you accept volunteers?

We love our volunteers, and they help our camp run so smoothly.  We accept volunteers between the ages of 14-17.  A volunteer application and sign-up form will be released in late March. When the volunteer application becomes available, a link will be posted on this page, on our social media, and sent to friends via our email newsletter.

What’s the cancellation policy, and are there any fees?

$50 from the registration cost is non-refundable.  Here’s the full cancellation policy:

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com. Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date. Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund. Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund. Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to the session.

What does a class look like?

Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a qualified, passionate teacher who has been trained to work with a variety of students, including gifted & high-achieving students in mixed-aged classroom models.

How do we chose our own courses?

3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Course

First, understand that all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders.  Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.

Next, find out what your kid is interested in.  The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier.  For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Why should I choose Camp Pursuit?

That’s a really good question.  NuMinds was founded by a couple of zany, passionate educators who gather a bunch of excellent teachers together and try to come up with the coolest courses possible.  We also absolutely love what we do!  We have a time-tested proprietary curriculum model that we use for all of our courses, and we only hire the best teachers–plus we pay them the best we can.  We recognize that Camp Pursuit is more than the sum of its parts.  We love learning!  We put your child’s safety first and do our absolute best to ensure a smooth experience.  We have puppet shows and guitars and we write our own songs.  We see the inherent quality in each child and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness.  We built Camp Pursuit under the framework: “What type of camp would I have enjoyed as a kid?”  What else…did I mention the puppet shows?

How can I support what NuMinds does?

If you love what we do and want to support us, here are a few ways.  And thank you for even reading this far–you mean the world to us!

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.  This helps us reach a wider audience and share what we do.
  2. Take just a minute to mention us to your friends.  No advertisement could ever replace the value of word-of-mouth.
  3. Ask your local school or PTA organization if they would like to host a NuMinds program.  Just put us in contact, and we’ll handle the rest.
  4. Volunteer at one of our events.  We’re always in need of help, and we’ll pass the savings on to you in the form of discounted admission.
  5. Send us your ideas!  Many of our ideas have spurned from everyday conversations with those who see a need.
  6. Provide a financial donation.  All donated money goes directly to course expenses–pencils, paper, supplies, etc.
  7. Thank the universe for all the blessings in your life, and then recognize the value of the very breath in your lungs.  Be happy and grateful–making the world a better place!

Do you have additional questions? Please send us a message via the Contact Us page!

Contact Us

→Click Here to Register Now←

 

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