The Harley

Summer

Experience

The Harley School offers summer programs especially designed for a variety of ages and interests.

The Harley

Summer

Experience

The Harley School offers summer programs especially designed for a variety of ages and interests.

Grades 7 to 12

6/17–6/21: Explore Capoeira!

This camp blends movement, music, and self-discovery. Learn basic moves, kicks, and rhythms while building strength, connection, and confidence. Make instruments from nature and delve into the rich history of this Afro-Brazilian art form. Open to all ages and abilities!

Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grades 7-12
Fee: $180
Instructor: Hope Kantor

6/17–6/21: State Parks Camp

We will drive the Harley bus to nearby parks such as Letchworth, Stony Brook, Hi Tor, Grimes Glen, Watkins Glen, and Chimney Bluffs. Campers will enjoy hiking, climbing, swimming, and sightseeing. This is a great way to get kids out and about and teach them about the wonderful variety of natural beauty in the region.

Dates:
6/17-6/21 – $315
July 8-12 – $390
July 15-19 – $390
Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grades: 7-12
Fee: see above
Instructor: Doug Gilbert

6/24–6/28: Bike Camp 2024

Bike Camp 2024 explores Rochester’s beauty on scenic trails. Led by history teacher Doug Gilbert, ride the Erie Canal Towpath, Genesee River Trail, and more! Expect daily rides (20-30 miles) and historical insights. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottle, snacks & lunch.
Note: Designed for experienced cyclists.

Dates: 6/24-6/28
Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grade 7-12
Fee: $355
Instructor: Doug Gilbert

6/24–6/28: Essay Writing Workshop

In this writing workshop for Upper School, students will learn how to create a memorable narrative essay in a warm, encouraging, and supportive environment. The instructor will guide workshop participants through a variety of exercises designed to help them practice all stages of the writing process from brainstorming some initial ideas to polishing the details of their final drafts.

Students will consider a variety of model essays, review effective storytelling techniques, and explore the audience and expectations for this important part of their repertoire. All students will finish the week with a much clearer idea of what they need to do to accomplish the goal of a finished essay – and many will leave with a good draft of an essay in hand, including an essay that could lead to a college application.

Dates: 6/24-6/28 and 8/12-8/16
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grade 12
Fee $190
Instructor: Dr. Malone

7/08–7/12: Flameworking with Glass

7/8-7/12: Flameworking with Glass

Participants will learn the basics of glass making in the Harley glass studio. Beginners will be introduced to heating and glass control and then learn how to make simple shapes and figurines. Advanced students work on projects that fit their interests and skill levels.
Enrollment limited to six students.

Dates: 7/8-7/12
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grades: 7-12
Fee: $315
Instructor: Jesse Bacon

7/08–7/12: State Parks Camp

We will drive the Harley bus to nearby parks such as Letchworth, Stony Brook, Hi Tor, Grimes Glen, Watkins Glen, and Chimney Bluffs. Campers will enjoy hiking, climbing, swimming, and sightseeing. This is a great way to get kids out and about and teach them about the wonderful variety of natural beauty in the region.

Dates:
6/17-6/21 – $315
7/8-7/12 – $390
7/15-7/19 – $390
Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grades: 7-12
Fee: see above
Instructor: Doug Gilbert

7/15–7/19: Music Appreciation

Students explore diverse musical genres and styles through historical context, open discussion, and immersive listening experiences. In this abbreviated course, we move from the 1950’s and inception of rock and roll, all the way through modern rap, punk, pop, metal, and more. Through conversation and activities, students gain a deeper understanding of music’s impact on society and culture, fostering a lifelong passion for the art form.

Dates: 7/15-7/19
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grades: 7-12
Fee: $190
Instructor: Jesse Bacon

7/15–7/19: State Parks Camp

We will drive the Harley bus to nearby parks such as Letchworth, Stony Brook, Hi Tor, Grimes Glen, Watkins Glen, and Chimney Bluffs. Campers will enjoy hiking, climbing, swimming, and sightseeing. This is a great way to get kids out and about and teach them about the wonderful variety of natural beauty in the region.

Dates:
6/17-6/21 – $315
7/8-7/12 – $390
7/15-7/19 – $390
Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grades: 7-12
Fee: see above
Instructor: Doug Gilbert

7/22–7/26: Flameworking with Glass

Participants will learn the basics of glass making in the Harley glass studio. Beginners will be introduced to heating and glass control and then learn how to make simple shapes and figurines. Advanced students work on projects that fit their interests and skill levels.
Enrollment limited to six students.

Dates: 7/22-7/26
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grades 7-12
Fee: $315
Instructor: Jesse Bacon

7/29–8/02: Microcontrollers, Robotics, Rovers and Beyond

Build Bots & Beyond! Electronics & Coding Camp
Master electronics, coding, and logic to bring your inventions to life.
Learn practical skills like wiring, soldering, 3D printing, and coding (Block & Python).
Experiment with Micro:bit microcontrollers to create robots, flashing lights, and more!
Take home your creations and keep exploring with the included kit!

Dates: 7/29-8/02
times: 9 AM to 3 PM
Grades: 7AM-12:00
Fee: $380
Instructor: Jeanne Weber

7/29–8/02: Music Appreciation

Students explore diverse musical genres and styles through historical context, open discussion, and immersive listening experiences. In this abbreviated course, we move from the 1950’s and inception of rock and roll, all the way through modern rap, punk, pop, metal, and more. Through conversation and activities, students gain a deeper understanding of music’s impact on society and culture, fostering a lifelong passion for the art form.

Dates: 7/29-8/02
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grades 7-12
Fee: $190
Instructor: Jesse Bacon

8/05–8/16: Matilda, Jr.

Welcome to the Summer Academy camp “Matilda, Jr.”! Over the course of two exciting weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, students will immerse themselves in the world of theater through the beloved story of Matilda. Through auditions, every student will be cast in a role, ensuring an inclusive and supportive environment without cuts. Under the guidance of experienced theater professionals, participants will hone their acting, singing, and dancing skills as they prepare for two thrilling performances on August 16th at 1 pm and 6 pm. Plus, to keep energy levels up, lunch will be provided daily, making this an unforgettable summer experience for aspiring young performers!

Dates: 8/5-8/16
Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM
Grades 7-8
Fee: $650
Instructor: Tom Deckman

8/12-8/16: Essay Writing Workshop

In this writing workshop for Upper School, students will learn how to create a memorable narrative essay in a warm, encouraging, and supportive environment. The instructor will guide workshop participants through a variety of exercises designed to help them practice all stages of the writing process from brainstorming some initial ideas to polishing the details of their final drafts.

Students will consider a variety of model essays, review effective storytelling techniques, and explore the audience and expectations for this important part of their repertoire. All students will finish the week with a much clearer idea of what they need to do to accomplish the goal of a finished essay – and many will leave with a good draft of an essay in hand, including an essay that could lead to a college application.

Dates: 6/24-6/28 and 8/12-8/16
Hours: 9 AM to 12:00
Grade 12
Fee $190
Instructor: Dr. Malone