NEW Academic Workshops

NEW Academic Workshops

for Middle & High School Students (as noted in the course descriptions)

2021 Quick Glance Schedule (updated on 5/13/21)

View our catalog to see all the NYA Camp options

Our new academic workshops are offered by NYA faculty members, and they are open to students from any school, i.e. you do not need to be an NYA student to participate. Unlike our traditional camp offerings, they are half day sessions, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. They are designed help students review and hone concepts they learned this past year and gain new skills they may have missed due to the pandemic. Students can get a jump on subjects they’ll be taking in the upcoming school year or simply delve into topics that interest them. Each session will focus on a particular subject matter, and the instructor will meet students where they are academically. Because it’s summer, we’ll try to make learning FUN!

Note: these workshops require a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 to run – so be sure to ask a friend or two to join you!

All workshops cost $275 per week. Please note that a $50 non-refundable deposit per student, per workshop is due at the time of registration. This deposit is not refunded in the event of cancellation. Payment, including the deposit, will be fully refunded if your workshop doesn’t run because it doesn’t meet the minimum participation requirement). There is no early bird or multi-camp discount for the workshops.

We hope to see you this summer!

Direct questions to Mary Goodrich, Director of Summer Programs, at: mgoodrich@nya.org or (207) 847-5432.


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MATH
Trigonometry Boot Camp!

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: for any student who plans to take an advanced math course in high school
Session 2: June 21-24, 2021
Session 4: July 5-8, 2021

Cost: $275

All the trig you need for Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus, and some extra to see how trigonometry can be FUN! Appropriate for students who have had some right triangle trig, as well as students who have not really seen trig at all, and for any student who plans to take an advanced course in high school. Don’t be intimidated!

Instructor: Jennifer Michaeles, Chair NYA Math Department, Upper School Math Instructor | Boston University, B.S.; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, M.A.T.; University of Alabama, J.D.

(Almost) All the Stuff I Need For Calculus in the Fall

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: for high school students who plan to take calculus in the fall
Session 3: June 28-July 1, 2021
Session 5: July 19-22, 2021

Cost: $275

Calculus is a class that really requires students to know their algebra backwards, forwards, and inside-out. This session will review logarithms, exponential functions, rational functions, and various other topics that are often “sticky spots” for calculus students.

Instructor: Jennifer Michaeles, Chair NYA Math Department, Upper School Math Instructor | Boston University, B.S.; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, M.A.T.; University of Alabama, J.D.

Help! I Have This Summer Math Assignment…

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: for high school students who plan to take calculus in the fall
Session 8: August 9-12, 2021
Cost: $275

Targeted math camp for the questions YOU have. Small-group tutoring and question/answer with lots of “ooh, let’s talk about THAT!” opportunities for reinforcement and enrichment.

Instructor: Jennifer Michaeles, Chair NYA Math Department, Upper School Math Instructor | Boston University, B.S.; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, M.A.T.; University of Alabama, J.D.

ENGLISH/COLLEGE ESSAY
Writing the College Essay

Grades: rising juniors & rising seniors
Prerequisite: none
Session 2: June 21-24, 2021
Session 6: July 26-29, 2021
Cost: $275

In this four-day course, students will get the chance to brainstorm, develop, and draft their Common Application personal statement (aka the college essay). With guidance and support from an experienced English teacher, students will work on various brainstorming and writing techniques that will allow them to get their experiences “on the page” in a meaningful and concise fashion. Students will receive ample feedback and learn writing strategies that will provide them with the tools for crafting an effective piece of personal writing for their college applications. For students who have already written a draft of their college essay, this course will serve as a valuable resource for receiving further guidance on editing and shaping their writing into final draft form.

Instructor: Ross Markonish, Chair of the NYA English Department, Upper School English Instructor| Harvard University, B.A.

College Application Essay Camp

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 7: August 2-5, 2021
Cost: $275

Develop your college essay into a clear, detailed, and unique presentation of yourself. We will practice getting the key moments of your development into words and will become familiar with what colleges want to see in your essay. You will write and revise both in class and out with an experienced application-writing coach. You will be able to take the techniques with you for further use after the camp.

Instructor: Dr. Sagaree Sengupta, NYA Upper School English Instructor | Cornell University, A.B.; University of Wisconsin, M.A.; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.

SCIENCE
Breaking Down Biology – Understanding the Roots of Life

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 2: June 21-24, 2021
Session 7: August 2-5, 2021
Cost: $275

Here is a short class for anyone wanting to get caught up, get ahead, or get inspired in the science of life. This mini course ventures into the connection points to that most fundamental question: “What is life?” Each day will tackle a big theme through labs, outdoor adventures, and presentations that build a larger picture for what makes for life. This is a centering review for anyone with a love, or a potential to love, biology, the science of life.

Instructor: Bryce Hach, NYA Upper School Science Instructor | Colorado College, B.A.; Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.

Environmental Science for a Changing Environment

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 4: July 5-8, 2021
Session 8: August 9-12, 2021
Cost: $275

This class examines how our environment is changing globally and what can be done locally to help become a part of the solution. This class reveals science-based understandings to our greatest challenges and simple, as well as not-so-simple, solutions that lie ahead of us, both as a functioning society and as individuals. Be ready to think ecologically as we learn about natural systems that are both adaptive and vulnerable.

Instructor: Bryce Hach, NYA Upper School Science Instructor | Colorado College, B.A.; Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.

Becoming a Naturalist in Maine

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 5: July 19-22, 2021
Cost: $275

Interested in the natural environment around you? Take a week to explore becoming a naturalist by bringing a curious eye to all the natural wonders that surround us here in Maine every day. This class will open our doors to the ecology, flora, fauna, and natural history of Maine from a trained master naturalist.

Instructor: Bryce Hach, NYA Upper School Science Instructor | Colorado College, B.A.; Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.

The Study of Life: Past, Present, and Future

Grades: high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 6: July 26-29, 2021
Cost: $275

This week-long class uses clues from science to tell the story of life on our planet and how it has persisted with resilience and constant adaptability. From initial simple one-celled organisms to the mighty dinosaurs to the humble origins of humanity, this class unites many important threads from science to weave a beautiful, and sometimes devastating, tapestry for the living prologue that brought us to today, as well as unique insights into our future.

Instructor: Bryce Hach, NYA Upper School Science Instructor | Colorado College, B.A.; Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Introduction to French Conversation and Culture

Grades: middle and high school students
Prerequisite: none
Session 1: June 14-17, 2021
Cost: $275

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of French conversation and culture. The course is suitable for absolute beginners, and perfect for a student looking to to get exposure to the language before beginning a formal French 1 course.

Instructor: Marissa Cassily, NYA Upper School French Instructor | University of New Hampshire, B.A.; The American University of Paris, M.S.

Intermediate French Conversation and Culture

Grades: middle and high school students
Prerequisite: completion of at least one academic year of French
Session 5: July 19-22, 2021
Session 8: August 9-12, 2021
Cost: $275

This workshop is for the aspiring French student/scholar who would like to use the language over the summer. This course will be fully immersive (conducted only in French). There will be a strong focus on conversation through games and activities.

Instructor: Marissa Cassily, NYA Upper School French Instructor | University of New Hampshire, B.A.; The American University of Paris, M.S.