Project Discovery

Spring 2018 registration is now open! Register below or submit paper forms to the Campbell office by 3 p.m. Friday, March 16.

What is Project Discovery?

Does your child dance around the house? Examine every leaf and flower? Yearn for more time in art or music class? Project Discovery, Campbell’s PTA-run after-school enrichment program, offers opportunities to explore these and other interests outside of the regular school day, while hanging out with old and new friends. Dedicated to providing engaging and meaningful after-school learning activities at an affordable and reasonable cost, it is made possible through strong community partnerships and PTA scholarships.

When, Where & Who?

Project Discovery holds two sessions—in the fall and spring. It typically runs for six weeks, with each class meeting at Campbell once a week from 2:45-4 p.m. Classes for the Spring 2018 session will run for six weeks, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, beginning Wednesday, April 4, and ending Friday, May 11. (There is no class on April 11 so the last Wednesday class will be May 16.

All Project Discovery classes are led by qualified professionals, who are sometimes parents and teachers found within our own Campbell community! All instructors submit background checks and are cleared through APS.

The following classes will be offered in Spring 2018—see linked PDFs below for the full descriptions.

Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Peace Club
K-2 Instructor:
Tami Hill
The Science Seed
K-2 Instructor:
The Science Seed
Crazy 8s Math Club
K-2 Instructor:
Anne Oliveira
Shutterbugs
K-2 Instructor: Laura Rush
Tinker, Tinker, Builder, Maker
K-2 Instructor: Maraea Harris
Sign & Learn
K-5 Instructor:
Laura Daub
Animal Adventures
K-2 Instructor:
Encore Stage
Shutterbugs
K-5 Instructor: Beth Cavey
Interactive Art
3-5 Instructor:
Morgan Norwood
Outdoor Explorers
K-2 Instructors:
Wade Turner and Maraea Harris
Chess Wizards
1-5 Instructor: Chess Wizards
Uke Can Do It! Ukele Club
3-5 Instructor:
Mary Peterson
Make 'Em Laugh
3-5 Instructor: Encore Stage
Quidditch Club
2-5 Instructor: Dominic Choi
Botani-Creatures
4-5 Instructor: A. Thomas Crawley
Hoop Dreams
3-5 Instructor:
Mike Robinson
"Park-Cussion"
4-5 Instructor: Julie Boehler

Register for Project Discovery

Option #1: Online Registration (https://goo.gl/forms/T1Iy3iLPu7UdcrUc2)

Option #2: Paper Registration

To register by paper, please complete this Project Discovery Enrollment Form [English] or  Formulario para la Sesión de Otoño de 2016 del Proyecto de Descubrimiento [en Espanol] and return it to the Campbell office, along with payment, by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

All registration requests received by 3 p.m., Friday, March 16, will receive equal consideration. If the number of registrations exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular class, we will hold a random lottery to enroll students. Payment must be submitted with your registration.

Project Discovery is run and subsidized by the Campbell PTA. Families pay $75 for the first class, $60 for the second (a second-class or sibling discount that is new this year). **Volunteer to help with Project Discovery student check-in one day a week, from 2:25-3 p.m. and get a guaranteed placement and a $25 discount off one class.**

Scholarship Information

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch and need financial assistance, you may request a reduced fee for one Project Discovery class, per child. The reduced fee is $20. If you would like to register your child for more than one class, you must pay the full amount for any additional classes.
For questions, or suggestions, please contact Jenny Morris or Tammy Bewitz at: campbellprojectdiscovery@gmail.com.

Odyssey of the Mind (FALL ONLY)

Campbell is also proud to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. You can find more information here: www.odysseyofthemind.com. Parents are needed to volunteer for coaching and judging; training is available. Please contact Ms. Clark at pamela.clark@apsva.us for more details. Odyssey teams form during fall Project Discovery registration and meet through mid-March. Some teams meet on Wednesdays after school; others meet on the weekend. Teams will form based on parents' availability to coach.