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DiF Summer Camp 2022
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A Day in the Life at DiF Camp
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8-9AM 

Early Care

9-9:30AM 

Icebreaker Games

9:30-11:30AM 

Topic & Topic Field Trip

11:30-12:30PM 

Lunch & 

Free Play     

12:30-2:00PM 

Debate Skill Games

2-3PM 

Topic Debate Round & Snack

3-5PM 

After Care

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WEEK 1

Can we really trust the human brain?  How can we best reduce our consumption of resources? How should we implement modern day reparations for racial justice? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, as we explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

Field Trips*

Museum of Illusions, Fire Station, 

Dusable Museum of African American History, Plant Chicago 

& SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 1 is 6/13/22-6/17/22.  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics & field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

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WEEK 2

Is virtual reality a useful tool in k-12 education? Should the justice system aim to punish or heal? Should we get ban unhealthy food in schools? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

Field Trips*

Redline Virtual Reality, Daley Center Courthouse, Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry & SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 2 is 6/20/22-6/24/22.  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

Teacher and Kids in Library

WEEK 3

Does technology have a place in art? Should assimilation be the goal in immigration? Should there be limits on what people can 3D print? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.​

Field Trips*

 WNDR Museum, Chicago Architectural Center, Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration, Harold Washington Library Center 

& SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 3 is 6/27/22-7/01/22.  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

Children Heaping Hands

WEEK 4

How can we best protect wildlife? How do we improve the gender imbalance in STEM? Does surveillance ​make us safer? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

Field Trips*

Digital Adventures, Chinese Cultural Institute, Safehouse, Shedd Aquarium & SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 4 is 7/04/22-7/08/22.  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

Kids in the Museum

WEEK 5

Is graffiti public art? Should we colonize space? Should we provide reparations to Native Amerian tribes? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

Field Trips*

Native 312, UChicago Decision Making Lab, Adler Planetarium,  Mitchell Museum of the American Indian  & SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 5 is 7/11/22-7/15/22.

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

School Kids

WEEK 6

Should we trust the news? What role does robotics have in medicine? Do animals have rights? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

 

Field Trips*

 WBEZ/WGN, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago Sports Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo & SURPRISE TRIP!

Dates

Session 6 is 7/18/22-7/22/22  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

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WEEK 7

Should we implement mindfulness in k-12 education? How do we balance economic growth with environmental protection? Should media be censored? These are some of the questions we'll be tackling this week as we explore big topics in kid-sized ways, explore nature, and have a blast with friends.

 

Field Trips*

Snapology, Meditation Center of Chicago, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications & SURPRISE TRIP!

 

Dates

Session 7 is 7/25/22-7/29/22

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising 2nd-9th Graders**.

*please note that topics and field trips are subject to change

**parent discretion on best fit for rising first grader

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WEEK 8

Taste of Debate  Session

(4-6 Year Olds)

This is our special session for our youngest debaters: our 4-6 year olds. Through play-based learning we’ll encourage your little one to be silly, explore their curiosity, and develop their confidence all while having a blast with new friends. Your child will work on mindful listening through games like “Repeat After Me,” and develop critical thinking skills by becoming “Super Secret Detectives” tasked with solving the Mystery of the Stolen Toy. 


Times

Our Taste of Debate session has a modified schedule to best suit the needs of our youngest debaters. Camp runs from 9am-12pm with before and after-care available.

Dates

Session 1 is 8/01/22-8/05/22.  

Location

Hyde Park (address to follow).  Bus Service from Lincoln Park.

Grades

Rising Pre-K-1st Graders**.