ILP

Summer Programs

In 2020, the Institute for Leadership & Purpose (ILP) will launch two week-long Wayfinder camps in June for current and rising Middle School students.

These camps, entitled Wayfinder I and Wayfinder II, have been developed in collaboration with our partners at Project Wayfinder. Each camp is an age-appropriate introduction to leadership development and purpose formation weaved into an interactive, exciting week of fun activities and memories.
Wayfinder I - Kid vs. Wild
June 22 - 26, 2020 • $395
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Age Group: Rising Fifth and Sixth Graders
Wayfinder Guides: Joe Ali, Stacey Ditlevson, Paul Libertini, Jay Parker

Program Overview
Join us for five incredible days learning the art of survival, building leadership skills, and collaborating with peers to accomplish fun, rewarding goals. Using the outdoors as our classroom, our new Wayfinder Camp is the perfect entry point for a young leader; team-building, communication, goal-setting and, of course, plenty of action and laughs. Activities include campfire basics, GPS scavenger hunts, catapult design, shelter building, animal tracking, and off-campus trips to Lake Roland Park and the Maryland Zoo. Each day is grounded in foundational leadership skills outlined by our partnership with Project Wayfinder, and students will walk away with increased leadership skills and experience as a leader-of-the-day.

Wayfinder II - An Amazing Race Through Baltimore History

June 22 - 26, 2020 • $395 (scholarships available)
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Age Group: Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders
Wayfinder Guides: Sean Donmoyer, Jibri McLean, Sandry Sachar, Timika Baxter Tyson

Program Overview
Explore the amazing city of Baltimore, its history, and people in this unforgettable, five-day leadership experience. Our Amazing Tour takes students out in the field, learning firsthand the incredible sites and stories of civil rights here in our city. We will visit neighborhoods, work alongside city difference makers, hear from civic leaders, and walk away with a deeper appreciation for Baltimore’s civil rights history. Students will visit the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, City Court, Coppin State and each day will include team-building games and fun scavenger hunts to keep the students moving. After Wayfinder II, students will have the knowledge, desire, and skill set to take action in their schools and beyond for social justice. Student leadership development will be guided by Project Wayfinder activities that will cultivate purpose in these young civic leaders.

If you are interested in a scholarship for Wayfinder II, contact Jay Parker.

  
The Project Wayfinder curriculum is based on extensive research by Dr. Bill Damon, author of The Path to Purpose. This research, out of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, focuses on youth purpose formation. Developed in partnership with Stanford’s Design School (d.school), the Wayfinder toolkit provides a foundational element to our students’ emotional development as young leaders. The Wayfinder Camps will utilize one Wayfinder activity each day to inspire greater reflection and leadership development. Collectively, we have nine Calvert faculty members certified as Wayfinder Guides who collaborate on the development of this partnership.




If you have questions or are interested in scholarships for Wayfinder Camps, contact Jay Parker at jparker@calvertschoolmd.org.


Wayfinder Guides
Jay Parker
Director of the Institute for
Leadership & Purpose



Paul Libertini
Tenth Age Boys Homeroom Teacher



Kelley Schultheis
Middle School Science Teacher


Timika Baxter Tyson
Director of
Co-Curricular Programs
Director of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion


Joe Ali
Middle School French Teacher
Student Activities Coordinator



Jibri McLean
Middle School History Teacher


Stacey Ditlevson
Tenth Age Girls
Homeroom Teacher




Sandry Sachar
Director of Global Outreach
Student Activities Coordinator



Eric Cowell
Middle School Science Teacher


Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.

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