Summer is coming upon us quickly, and we are ready. The months between school years represent a terrific opportunity for our students to have a lot of fun, learn new things, take on new challenges, and make new friends. This summer we are pleased to be able to offer a diverse array of different camps across athletics, engineering, math, science, the arts, culinary, and woodworking!
These camps are great for students who are looking to explore a new area of possible interest, for those looking to build athletic conditioning prior to the next sports season, or for someone just looking for a creative outlet—there’s something for everyone.
Follow the link below to browse through the Summer Semester offerings. Programming is listed in date order, and can be filtered by grade, date, and time for your convenience. Register today; spots are limited!
Project Summer provides enriching and fun activities for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2020. All campers are exposed to daily activities that help them sharpen their academic skills in a hands-on, project-based way, be exposed to a new skill or interest, and have fun with new and old friends. Project Summer is conducted Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., with X-Tended Day available for an additional charge until 6 p.m. In a typical week, students will participate in enrichment sessions Monday-Thursday, and Friday will be an off-campus field trip day. Students must bring a bag/cold lunch and beverage from home each day; MCA will not provide lunch. Project Summer will be offered from Monday, June 1 to Friday, August 21; in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, there will be no childcare Friday, July 3.
Families can choose to participate in either a 4 day/week option or 5 day/week option. Registration can be made for either the entire 12-week program (at a discounted rate) or weekly. More details of specific enrichment sessions in Project Summer will be released soon.
Project Summer Sample Daily Schedule*
|9-11:45 a.m.||Enrichment Session/Activity|
|12-12:30 p.m.||Lunch: Students bring a cold lunch from home|
|1:15-4 p.m.||Enrichment Session/Activity|
|4 p.m.||End of Project Summer|
|4-6 p.m.||X-Tended Day: Snack/Social Activity/Creative Crafts|
*Schedule is subject to change and activity times may vary
With the new 12-month Pre-Kindergarten offering, students entering Pre-K through Kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year will be part of this program during the summer.
This summer experience will provide enriching, innovative and fun activities for children entering Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten (must be three years old before attending). Each week students will have a thematic adventure with our highly-qualified teacher while adhering to a daily routine (this will include out-door learning, hands-on learning, theme based activities, gardening and more). Students will also experience an age-appropriate daily bible story/lesson and a special weekly chapel with a message and worship.
The full-day experience will be offered from Monday, June 1 to Monday, August 31; in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, there will be no childcare on Friday, July 3. Students must bring a bag/cold lunch from home each day; MCA will not provide lunch.
For questions please contact Summer Semester Coordinator, Laura Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our main line at 763-488-7900.
Classroom Daily Activities*
|7-8:30 a.m.||Sign in / Table activities|
|8:30-9:30 a.m.||Morning Meeting/Center room activities|
|10 a.m.-12 p.m.||Themed activity to include academic concepts/ music/ art/outdoor learning/bible and chapel|
|12-1 p.m.||Lunch and recess|
|1-1:30 p.m.||Story time and quiet activities|
|1:30-1:45 p.m.||Nap preparations|
|3:45-4 p.m.||Wake up/snack or second meal|
|4-5 p.m.||Outdoor or themed activities|
|5-6 p.m.||Center Room time and pickup|
*Schedule is subject to change
Maranatha offers a number of summer camps and classes for our students in a variety of areas: academic, athletic, and enrichment. These individual sessions are available for students entering Grades 1-12. Camp and class descriptions, dates, and pricing can be found on the registration site.
High school summer athletic workout schedules can be found on the Mustangs Athletic Calendar.
New this year is the opportunity for parents and adults in our community to join Summer Semester! Wanting to encourage the kids in your life to have a love of learning? No better way than to be a life-long learner yourself; browse through the adult summer class options on the registration site.
The summer reading program at Maranatha Christian Academy is designed to inspire literacy in our students. All students entering grades 1-12 are required to complete a summer reading assignment to maintain reading skills developed over the school year and to introduce students to great books. Assignments are designed to keep students on a reading track to success. Reading assignments are tailored to the needs of each individual grade level. Students ages 4-14 participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge as part of their summer reading assignment. In May, all assignments are sent home with students and are posted on the school website and Schoology. These assignments and reading requirements are to be completed over the summer by the beginning of the next school year.
Are you looking for a way to help build your student's academic self-confidence, prevent summer learning loss, and maintain learning momentum? Do you need to give your student extra skill practice to master concepts or get a head start on next year's curriculum? If so, register for summer tutoring through Learning Support Services.
LSS offers affordable tutoring by our own highly qualified MCA staff, who are familiar with your child and school curriculum.
Contact Tanya Marvel at email@example.com or 763.488.7867 for more information.
Summer tutoring days and times will be matched with family needs and available tutors. You will receive an email or phone call with exact days and times after registering.
No refunds or make-up sessions will be offered for missed sessions.
This program is available to MCA students only.
Dates: June 9-August 13; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Times: as scheduled
Location: LSS Room 100
Does your child struggle with reading and or spelling? Are grades starting to fall? Have you considered looking into dyslexia as the reason?
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002.
For more information go to:
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia http://www.brightsolutions.us/
International Dyslexia Association https://dyslexiaida.org/
Or contact Darlene Denmark-Brown or Tanya Marvel in Learning Support Services.
A dyslexia screening can be conducted to determine, with a high degree of accuracy, whether or not your child fits the classic profile of dyslexia, and if so, it will reveal which type of research-based intervention (tutoring) is needed and a list of classroom accommodations will also be provided. Dyslexia screening consists of parent interview, review of grades, prior testing and current work samples, 10 screening tools, and a written report. Cost $500.
Recommended tutoring is a minimum of two hours per week using the Barton Reading and Spelling System (an Orton-Gillingham based program). Cost $35/hour.
Maranatha is continuing our partnership with Passion Drive to provide students the opportunity to take Driver’s Education classes at Maranatha’s campus. Registration is processed through http://mypassiondrive.com/.
Passion Drive Full Comprehensive Program: $299
- 30 Hours of Classroom Training (Ten 3-hour Classes)
- 6 Hours Behind the Wheel Training (Three 2-hour Sessions)
- Preparation for Learner’s Permit Written Test
- Certificate of Completion
- Preparation to pass Driver’s License Road Test
The following sessions will be offered this summer at Maranatha:
- Session 1: June 1-12 M-F, 9am-12pm
- Session 2: June 15-26 M-F 1pm-4pm
- Session 3: July 13-17 & 27-31 M-F 9am-12pm
- Session 4: August 3-14 1pm-4pm
Krista Lundblad graduated from Bethel University with degrees in piano performance and sacred music, and has been teaching piano lessons at MCA since 2001. She is a member of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors, National Guild of piano instructors, Minnesota Music Teacher’s Association, and Music Teacher’s National Association. She currently lives in North Branch with her husband and two sons.
Violin and Viola
Heidi Sawyer holds a degree in violin from Luther College and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University. She has extensive teacher-training in the Suzuki method and has been teaching since 1985. Heidi also teaches at her home studio and at the University of Northwestern. She is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and frequently freelances around the Twin Cities. When she is not playing violin or teaching, Heidi loves to read, bake and spend time with her husband and two daughters in St. Anthony.
Phone: (612) 281-4716 (cell)