CLS Summer Camp- Broad Street Camp


Camp 2: Broad Street Camp

July 24th - July 28th

8:45am-9am (drop-off) - 9-12:30pm (camp)

Ages: 11-14 y/o (rising 6th - 8th)

Snack provided daily

$120 members, $150 nonmembers

To enroll, call 843-723-9912 or click here. If enrolling online, call the Library Society afterwards to answer follow-up questions. 

Designed for middle schoolers, Broad Street Camp combines both books and STEM to help our campers consider how to Build a Better World. We will start with Kindness, learning about cartooning with books related to friendship, bullying, and kindness: Charlotte in Paris by Joan Knight, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Stick in Neutral by Terry Trueman, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown, Maus by Art Spiegelman, March by John Lewis, Wonder by R.J. Palacio,  Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Kinney, or Flora & Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo. Campers will learn how to create their own avatar and transfer their cartoon to a T-shirt. On Adventure day, students will read books about fort building, crafting, pioneering, scouting, environmentalism, re-using, and lowering their carbon footprint. What can we do that will lessen our impact? Students will build something from nothing, in a Choose Your Own Adventure engineering challenge. Focusing on Creativity, we will read some of our collection of both modern and classic poetry, before using Paper Circuits to design and light our own city poems. Our electronics experts can write and light their own poems or try out something from The Crossover, Kwame Alexander, Moo by Sharon Creech, Etched in Clay by Andrea Cheng, Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, or Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Red Pencil. Other themes include Mindfulness and Environmentalism, where campers will make their own journals with instruction from our professional book conservationist in the Bindery, and learn about protecting our Lowcountry pollinators with guest speakers from local beekeepers. Your rising 6th through 8th graders will finish with a pizza party on Friday.  

Registration deadline: Friday, May 19th

To register, please . For any additional questions feel free to email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org or call 843-723-9912.