Summerfest

Summerfest 2017

When:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where:
Contact Information:
Hosted by: Genna Robertson-Hall
summerfest@faispdx.org
About:

The Summerfest program seeks to follow in the FAIS tradition of providing outstanding learning experiences for students. It is focused on creating unique and innovative opportunities in areas of learning that are fundamental to overall student development including visual arts, performing arts, physical fitness and performance, and cultural trips.

  • Hours for all full day camps are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and include lunch.
  • Morning camps are 9:00 - 1:00 PM, and lunch is included in the cost of registration.
  • Afternoon camps do not include lunch, and run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Please contact Genna Robertson-Hall if you have any questions about Summerfest.

Registration Opens: Friday, February 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Registration Closes: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:00 PM
Pricing Early Reg Late Reg Bulk Pricing
FAIS Student - $0.00
Non-FAIS Student - $0.00

July 5-8

Adventure-Palooza Rafting Trip

July 5, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Every Day
Maupin, Oregon
Presenters:
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)


(Leaving Wednesday July 5; returning Saturday, July 8)

The Deschutes River and its rapids await! This adrenaline-pumping rafting adventure will be balanced by socializing with fellow Gilkey students and sleeping under the stars. This three-day, three-night rafting and camping trip will include the following:

  • A 45-mile, three-day float in the sun
  • Plenty of time to be with friends in the beautiful Deschutes River area
  • Water fights with other rafts (well, other Gilkey rafts!)
  • Delicious food
  • Plenty of natural beauty

We will leave Portland the afternoon of Wednesday, July 5, and our first night will be spent in Maupin where we’ll enjoy some sun, togetherness, and Gilkey-socializing. We will wake up early and paddle hard for the next three days, arriving back in Portland about 6 pm on Saturday, July 8.

Please note: rafting down the Deschutes is not for everyone. Participants should know that for the duration of the trip there are no mirrors, showers, flush toilets, or electricity. What is guaranteed is a thrilling experience, a dose of interesting Oregon history, some solitude and time “off the grid,” and a lot of socializing! Safety is a top priority, and the rafting company who will lead the trip, Sage Canyon River Co., is licensed by the BLM to operate on the river. All guides are CPR and First Aid trained, and all guides on the overnight have at least three years of experience (many with 10 years or more). There are first aid kits on the rafts and in every vehicle, and every participant and chaperone will wear a top-of-the-line, Coast-Guard-certified life jacket.

Registration cost includes transportation, meals, rafting, a commemorative CD of professional photos of our trip, mattresses, sun…and, most importantly, FUN!

If you’d like more information, contact Minda McCandless at mmccandless@faispdx.org or Genna Robertson-Hall at summerfest@faispdx.org.

Seating: 30
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $635.00
Non-FAIS Student - $635.00

July 10 - 14

Test Kitchen

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
FAIS Kitchen
Presenters:
Julie Duffield (jduffield@faispdx.org)

What makes the best ice cream? Smooth and creamy, or full of chunks of fruit and chocolate? How do you like your salsa? What variety of potatoes makes the best French fries, and how can we make a more flavorful ketchup to go on those fries? Test and experiment with different ingredients and recipes to find your favorite combinations! The possibilities are endless; we will blindly try and test until we create the perfect blend of products. Each day participants will make their lunch--and take home leftovers for the family to enjoy. Come join this extravaganza of kitchen experiments!

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

The Art of Photography

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Sarah Aagesen

Express yourself through the lens of a camera, and produce several visual projects from photos taken during the week. Students will have access to professional-grade Nikon DSLR cameras. You might want to pick a well-known photographer, step into their shoes, discover their essence, and then create a visual journal that is inspired by them. Whatever project you choose to undertake, this camp is sure to ignite your inner artist photographer!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

1/2 Day AM Botanical Illustration, Watercolors and Printmaking

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Tessa Yondorf (tyondorf@faispdx.org)

Learn how to create realistic botanical drawings using fine lines and watercolors. We will spend time observing outdoors as well as bring materials back to the studio. Students will learn to be precise with their drawings through observation of shape, form, and different perspectives. We will balance this through experiments with printmaking by carving our own stamps, layering materials, and playing with ink. We will also practice combining both precise drawings and free form printmaking to create a multi layered project.

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $200.00
Non-FAIS Student - $200.00

1/2 Day PM A Week of Theatre

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenters:
David Olsen (dolsen@faispdx.org)

Are you a budding actor? Or perhaps you're keen on musicals, theatre, or set design? With the help of your knowledgeable instructor David Olsen, you will not only act out a play, you’ll also write the script, come up with costumes, learn your lines, and set the stage for an afternoon performance. This hilarious, not-to-be-taken-too-seriously way of engaging in theater is without pretense and designed only to be a laugh with friends. Come ready to be silly and have fun!

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $180.00
Non-FAIS Student - $180.00

July 10-14: Adventure à la Carte

Adrenaline junkies, this is the camp for you! Sign up for one day or for all four! Paintball, anyone? Whitewater river rafting? Laser tag and go carts? Video arcades? This week offers a variety of high-energy activities which are all the better enjoyed with friends.

Thursday: Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center

July 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presenters:
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)

Bullwinkle's: It's not Chuck E. Cheese! Join in for this fun-filled day which will include unlimited go karts, laser tag, bumper boats, rock wall, batting cages, $5 arcade credit, and more.

Price includes lunch.

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $75.00
Non-FAIS Student - $75.00

Monday: Paintball in Mollala

July 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenters:
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)

Speed, tactical awareness, precision, patience, survival: all play a different role in a successful paintball experience. Our day at Camp Dakota is appropriate for veterans and newbies. All games will be low-impact.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $95.00
Non-FAIS Student - $95.00

Friday: Paintball in Mollala

July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Camp Dakota
Presenters:
Greg Darling (gdarling@faispdx.org)
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)

Speed, tactical awareness, precision, patience, survival: all play a different role in a successful paintball experience. Our day at Camp Dakota is appropriate for veterans and newbies. All games will be low-impact.

Price includes lunch.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $95.00
Non-FAIS Student - $95.00

Tuesday: Whitewater Rafting on the Deschutes

July 11, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Presenters:
Greg Darling (gdarling@faispdx.org)
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)

Enjoy 25 miles of Central Oregon wonder as we ride the waves of the mighty Deschutes. Nature, fun, friends, and thrills are all apart of this popular day trip. This trip is suitable for those new to whitewater rafting and equally adrenaline pumping for those who've ridden class IV rapids before. A delicious riverside bbq lunch is included. Hours for this program are outside of normal Summerfest hours, 7 am to 7 pm

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $150.00
Non-FAIS Student - $150.00

July 17 - 21

The Art of Photography

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Sarah Aagesen

Express yourself through the lens of a camera, and produce several visual projects from photos taken during the week. Students will have access to professional-grade Nikon DSLR cameras. You might want to pick a well-known photographer, step into their shoes, discover their essence, and then create a visual journal that is inspired by them. Whatever project you choose to undertake, this camp is sure to ignite your inner artist photographer!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

Art Party

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Denise Lundblade

Art is awesome and middle school students can complete amazing art work when they are provided with the necessary tools and equipment, art supplies, group and individual instruction, space and time. Art Party! incorporates all of these elements in a week long, over 30 hour concentrated workshop offering students time to explore in a wide variety of artistic media including: Glazed Tile design, Batik. Spray Paint, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting in a variety of media, Sculpture and Edible Art. Students can choose to concentrate on their favorites or try it all at this summer's Art Party!

Instructor Denise Lundblade is the creator of the FAIS Arts Week and Summerfest programs, former Gilkey art teacher and head of the fine arts department at OES.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

Wet and Wild

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Julie Duffield (jduffield@faispdx.org)


What is better on a warm summer day than hanging out with your friends at the pool and playing games in the park? During this week of Wet and Wild, we will be traveling around Portland to discover the best outdoor parks and aquatic sites. Each morning we will visit one of Portland's great parks and play a variety of games including badminton, bocce ball, disc golf, croquet, and “capture the flag,” and in true Gilkey fashion, we will also put your Ahhh! Skills to the test. A picnic lunch will sustain us before we head off to the pools to find the fastest slides, the highest diving boards, and the laziest rivers. Come relax with your friends and enjoy Portland’s great summer!

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

July 24 - 28

Art Party

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Denise Lundblade

Art is awesome and middle school students can complete amazing art work when they are provided with the necessary tools and equipment, art supplies, group and individual instruction, space and time. Art Party! incorporates all of these elements in a week long, over 30 hour concentrated workshop offering students time to explore in a wide variety of artistic media including: Glazed Tile design, Batik. Spray Paint, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting in a variety of media, Sculpture and Edible Art. Students can choose to concentrate on their favorites or try it all at this summer's Art Party!

Instructor Denise Lundblade is the creator of the FAIS Arts Week and Summerfest programs, former Gilkey art teacher and head of the fine arts department at OES.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

Wax Carving and Casting in Sterling Silver

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Allison Ullmer http://www.allisonullmer.com/

Allison's experience as an internationally-featured production jeweler will inspire the aspiring entrepreneur in this camp's participants. Make your own unique ring, pendant, or objet d'art using the reductive process of sculpting, cutting, carving, filing and refining wax. Time permitting, campers will make silicon rubber molds and receive an introductory lesson on mold making techniques in wax for casting. Final products will be cast in sterling silver. On a field trip to Allison’s metal working studio in North Portland, students will observe and participate in the centrifugal casting process. This is rare opportunity to work with a professional and experience the jewelry-making process from start to finish. Classrooms instruction will include ongoing discussions about line, texture and form, with daily illustration time in a designer’s sketch journal, which will be provided.

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $380.00
Non-FAIS Student - $380.00

1/2 Day AM Coding and Robotics

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Greg Darling (gdarling@faispdx.org)

Whether you’re a total beginner looking to learn some coding basics, or a coding extraordinaire, you’ll learn to design a functional robot based on your individual skill level.Students will be able to design and program their own Hummingbird Controller, using Snap software. We’ll have kits with servos, motion and vibration motors, light / sound / motion sensors for input to produce a variety of outputs. You’ll learn to program your robots to move, shake, wave, light up and come to life! On Friday, we’ll do a “robot showcase” to feature your creations!

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $215.00
Non-FAIS Student - $215.00

1/2 Day PM Magic the Gathering/Trading Card Games

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Patrick Cornell (pcornell@faispdx.org)

Do you enjoy gaming with your friends? Want to expand your knowledge on an internationally popular game and learn how to play a few new ones? If so, then this camp is for you! You’ll spend your afternoons trading cards, learning how to build decks, and having “battles.” In addition to Magic, you’ll learn how to play some new card games too, including Exploding Kittens and Pokemon. We'll even make Pokemon-themed treats to eat. If enough players are interested, we will end the week with a Dungeons & Dragons quest.


Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $190.00
Non-FAIS Student - $190.00

July 31 - August 4

From Hood to Coast: A Scavenger Hunt

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Greg Darling (gdarling@faispdx.org)
Minda McCandless (mmccandless@faispdx.org)

This week-long camp offers adventures at a few of Oregon’s great outdoor spots, with your Gilkey buddies for company. Campers will take day trips to the beach—tide pools in Cannon Beach and lunch at Mo's Chowderhouse; kayaking on the Nehalem River; and beach bikes on Manzanita Beach (with a quick stop along the way for Tillamook Ice Cream)! We’ll even take a guided tour of Astoria’s Maritime Museum and step onto the Lightship Columbia while learning about Oregon’s rich coastal history. To mix it up mid-week, we'll head up to Mt. Hood for a fun-filled day at the Ski Bowl Adventure Park, enjoying everything from miniature golf to human hamster balls to alpine slides. Along the way we’ll also do some geocaching! Throughout the week, guides Minda and Greg will help you uncover clues and decode them. Good luck!

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $440.00
Non-FAIS Student - $440.00

1/2 day AM Fitness Games

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Ron Thomas (rthomas@faispdx.org)

Whether you are a competitive athlete pushing for top performance or just wanting to get into better physical shape through fitness games, this week-long camp will help you significantly improve your speed, endurance, and strength. While having fun and playing games with your friends, you will be physically challenged in new ways, and gain renewed self-confidence in your athletic abilities. In combination with some basic fitness training, games will include scatterball, soccer, “gauntlet,” floor hockey, dodgeball, and “capture the flag.”

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $215.00
Non-FAIS Student - $215.00

1/2 Day PM Ahhh! Tournament

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Ron Thomas (rthomas@faispdx.org)


Ahhh! might possibly be the most fun tournament game ever, at least in the minds of most Gilkey International Middle School students; it’s also a great way to be active and have fun with friends. A more complicated form of kickball, Ahhh! utilizes six bases and requires the development of kicking, catching, and throwing skills. Join us this summer for the ultimate Ahhh! Tournament, organized by master coach (and Ahhh! Inventor) Ron Thomas. Here at Gilkey we take our Ahhh! Seriously, you will not want to miss this awesome event!

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $180.00
Non-FAIS Student - $180.00

Handmade Bath and Beauty: The Spa Experience

July 31, 2017 - August 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Julie Duffield (jduffield@faispdx.org)

Learn to create all-natural beauty products for your friends and family! Join in a fun week of pampering and spa treatments while working with locally sourced organic materials. Each student will create their own “home care kit,” which will include hand-poured soy based candles made with essential oils, tinted lip balms, bath salts, shampoo and conditioner, and a variety of body lotions and face masks. Students will experiment with creating custom scents and colors of their choice, study common homeopathic remedies and natural beauty alternatives, and learn to tailor their products to their own particular skin needs. In addition, we’ll be taking a couple of day trips, including a trip to a local farmers' market for ingredients and a visit to a spa for inspiration.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $360.00
Non-FAIS Student - $360.00

August 7 - 11

From Hood to Coast 2.0

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Greg Darling (gdarling@faispdx.org)
Genna Robertson-Hall (grobertson@faispdx.org)

See some of Oregon’s most beautiful spots and fill out your “passport” along the way. This series of day trips will take you as far as the Oregon Coast and as high as Mt. Hood. You’ll experience the historic town of Astoria, enjoy beach games and tandem bikes in Seaside, and take a quick trip to its arcade. We’ll visit Rockaway Beach for a late morning of kayaking, and finish out the day making coastal treats, like homemade salt water taffy and fudge! For a day on the mountain, we’ll go hiking around Mt. Hood with its breathtaking views, with ice cream on the way home. We’ll spend one day closer to home, with an afternoon picnic overlooking downtown from the Rose Gardens in Washington Park, following a scavenger hunt inside the historic Pittock Mansion. With the help of your friends, you’ll encounter photo challenges to document your adventure, which will help you to collect stamps along the way. At the end of the week, you’ll have your own personalized passport full of photo memories to keep for years to come. So grab your camera, and join us on for epic summertime adventure!

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $440.00
Non-FAIS Student - $440.00

1/2 Day AM Révision Française

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Brigitte Siran (bsiran@faispdx.org)

Looking to improve your French language skills? FAIS faculty member Brigitte Siran will bring her instructional expertise to this unique two-week academic camp series, designed for our entering 7th grade students. Students are welcome to participate in one or both weeks, as the curriculum will be varied. With a focus on reinforcing grammar rules and conjugation, instruction will include games and group work in addition to repetition and practice. Your student will return to school in the fall feeling confident to pick up where they left off in French when the school year ended! If you’re unsure whether or not your student would make a good fit for their level, as this will be a review course, contact bsiran@faispdx.org before registering.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $215.00
Non-FAIS Student - $215.00

1/2 PM Day Ceramics

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Mary Sauvé

Learn the basics of the pottery wheel, make a slab box or container, create a life-life 3D statue of yourself or a friend, do some sculpture work, and more! With the help of a patient and talented ceramicist with few other students, your child can get lots hands on instruction to learn some fundamental ceramic techniques, how to add texture, score, glaze, and create successful projects.

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $200.00
Non-FAIS Student - $200.00

August 14 - 18

1/2 Day AM Study Like a Superstar

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Julie Duffield (jduffield@faispdx.org)

Get organized before the school year begins and you can start the year motivated and feeling in control of your learning experience! Learn how to keep useful class notes and how to reduce stress while taking important tests, refine your reading and listening skills, maximize your class and homework time, and learn how to promote good communication with your teachers. Make this school year your most successful ever! This camp is ideal for incoming 6th grade students.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $215.00
Non-FAIS Student - $215.00

1/2 Day PM Expression Orale en Français

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Brigitte Siran (bsiran@faispdx.org)

If you have a strong foundation in the French language and are looking to improve their conversational fluency, join fellow entering 8th graders for a camp that focuses on oral expression. Campers will return to school in the fall feeling confident to pick up where they left off in French when the school year ended! If you’re unsure whether or not your student would make a good fit for their level, contact bsiran@faispdx.org before registering.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $180.00
Non-FAIS Student - $180.00

1/2 Day PM Become a Math Wiz

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Julie Duffield (jduffield@faispdx.org)

Do you feel as if your math facts might wash away with all that summer swimming you'll be doing? Come play some engaging games, refresh your memory, and break that dreaded math curse so you will return to school in the fall feeling READY! A great camp for incoming 6th graders who want to ready themselves for the rigors of middle school math. If you’re unsure whether or not your student would make a good fit for their level, as this is designed to be a remedial course, contact jduffield@faispdx.org before registering.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $180.00
Non-FAIS Student - $180.00

1/2 Day AM Révision Française

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Every Day
Presenters:
Brigitte Siran (bsiran@faispdx.org)

Looking to improve your French language skills? Designed for our entering 7th grade students, Brigitte Siran will bring her instructional expertise to this unique two-week academic camp series. Students are welcome to participate in one or both weeks, as the curriculum will be varied. With a focus on reinforcing grammar rules and conjugation, instruction will include games and group work in addition to repetition and practice. Your student will return to school in the fall feeling confident to pick up where they left off in French before summer! If you’re unsure whether or not your student would make a good fit for their level, as this will be a review course, contact bsiran@faispdx.org before registering.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
FAIS Student - $215.00
Non-FAIS Student - $215.00
French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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