SuperGarten
Online learning with Mrs. Kell

The winner of the Connie Wootton Award for Excellence
in Elementary Education has created a convenient
and compassionate Zoom-based curriculum.  Let’s learn.

Online learning with Mrs. Kell

The winner of the 2019
Connie Wootton Award for Excellence
in Elementary Education has created
a convenient and compassionate
Zoom-based curriculum. Let’s learn.

SummerGarten

Summer
Garten

For students entering PreK and Kindergarten. We’ll study letter recognition
and letter sounds, and gain competence through read-alouds, games, and songs.
Additionally, we’ll explore number sense, patterns, and measurement.
We’ll also laugh and smile and greet our friends every morning with kindness.

For students entering PreK and Kindergarten.
We’ll study letter recognition and letter sounds,
and gain competence through read-alouds, games and
songs. Additionally, we’ll explore number sense,
patterns, and measurement. We’ll also laugh and smile
and greet our friends every morning with kindness.

SummerGarten™ / June, AM

June 1 thru July 3
9:00am – 9:30am, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
morning

Letters:  A – M ,  Numbers:  1 – 10

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SummerGarten™ / June,  PM

June 1 thru July 3
3:15pm – 3:45pm, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon

Letters:  A – M ,  Numbers:  1 – 10

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125


SummerGarten™ / July,  AM

July 6 thru August 7
9:00am – 9:30am, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
morning

Letters:  N – Z ,  Numbers:  11 – 20

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SummerGarten™ / July,  PM

July 6 thru August 7
3:15pm – 3:45pm, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon

Letters:  N – Z ,  Numbers:  11 – 20

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SuperGarten

Super
Garten

For students building on Kindergarten.
It’s a 5-week head start on first grade. We’ll explore reading rules, digraphs,
consonant blends, and math concepts. What’s more, we’ll evolve both
socially and academically as together we build connection and community.

For students building on Kindergarten.
It’s a five-week head start on first grade. We’ll explore
reading rules, digraphs, consonant blends, and math
concepts. What’s more, we’ll evolve academically and
socially as together we build connection and community.

SuperGarten™ / June,  AM

June 1 thru July 3
9:45am – 10:15am, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
morning

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SuperGarten™ / June,  PM

June 1 thru July 3
2:30pm – 3:00pm, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125


SuperGarten™ / July,  AM

July 6 thru August 7
9:45am – 10:15am, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
morning

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SuperGarten™ / July,  PM

July 6 thru August 7
2:30pm – 3:00pm, CST

A 30-minute Zoom class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon

Class size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & 1 assistant

$125

SteamCamp

Steam
Camp

Science-based summer camps for grades
Kindergarten through 2nd. Each camp runs for one week,
and is built on two 30-minute Zoom sessions per day.


June 1-5 / am

What If You Had
Animal Hair?

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Imagine having your hair color change
with the seasons. Or having hair that’s
home to insects. Together, we’ll explore
the scientifics of all things hairy
and furry — starring three-toed sloths,
a horned oryx and the arctic fox.
Follicles, are officially fascinating.

$75


June 1-5 / pm

How Do They
Make This Stuff?

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

We’re going to learn how everyday
things are extraordinary creations.
Step by step, we’ll see how popcorn
and potato chips are produced.
We’ll study the manufacturing of
frozen fruit, rock candy and even
ice cream sandwiches. Ingenuity,
as we’ll discover, is everywhere.

$75


June 8-12 / am

Magic Tree House,
Dinosaurs
Before Dark

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

How about a week in the Mesozoic era?
In this SteamCamp™, we’ll read
Magic Tree House Adventures #1,
Dinosaurs Before Dark
. And your
time-traveling children will study
prehistory with Magic Tree House
characters, Jack and Annie.

$75


June 8-12 / pm

Bees, Bugs &
Butterflies

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Who knew — honeybees actually
communicate by dancing.
Who knew — bugs are older than
dinosaurs.
Who knew — butterflies smell with
their antennae.
By Friday afternoon, June 12th,
your kids will know. That’s who.

$75 / 1 spot available


June 15-19 / am

Let’s Go to Greece

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Welcome to the early childhood
equivalent of a direct flight to Athens.
Through lessons and stories and video
field trips, we’ll learn about Grecian
culture and celebrations. We’ll walk
the grounds of the Acropolis, and get
a taste for Greek cuisine. It’s the
Olympiad, for the imagination.

$75


June 15-19 / pm

What If You Had
Animal Teeth?

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

First, in all likelihood, you’d eat this
copy up. We’ll study the teeth of the
great white shark — they get new
ones every 100 days. As for beaver
teeth, they never stop growing. Oh,
one more tidbit on which to chew,
the naked mole rat has teeth that
function like chopsticks. Naturally,
your kids will tell you all about it.

$75 / 1 spot available


June 22-26 / am

Let’s Go to Ecuador

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

It feels a lot like December down here.
Oh yeah, it’s winter in the southern
hemisphere. On top of studying the
Ecuadorian climatological calendar,
we’ll learn about the language,
the food, the geography, the culture,
and the Dance of the Ribbons.
It’s Quito, for kiddos.

$75


June 22-26 / pm

Magic Tree House,
Knights At Dawn.

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

It’s time to go back in time
to an enchanted forest with, among
other things, knights and castles
and our Magic Tree House hosts,
Jack and Annie. Together, we’ll read,
we’ll learn, and we’ll boldly imagine.
Zoom, meets the 13th century.

$75


June 29-July 3 / am

Let’s Go Underwater,
Online

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

There exist between 700,000 and
one million different species in our
oceans. And so, with open arms and
open minds our 8 marine scientists
will video-visit aquariums, coral reefs
and fjords in search of, well, depth.
For one week, Mrs. Kell is a Cousteau.

$75


June 29-July 3 / pm

The United States
Of Science

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

To celebrate the 4th of July, we’ll
go indoors at the Natural History
Museum and the Smithsonian.
Then, through the magic of code,
we’ll visit our national parks and
the National Zoo and study our
magnificent national bird. Finally,
we’ll head into the 4th with a salute
to Ben Franklin, a national treasure.

$75


July 6-10 / am

What If You Had
An Animal Tail?

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

It’s caboose week at SteamCamp™
as we study nature’s myriad tail wags.
Take, for example, the South African
ground squirrel — its tail doubles as
a built-in umbrella. The crocodile goes
full-on creepy and uses its tail to
snatch birds from trees. Through
stories and video expeditions
your kids will get a leg up, on tails.

$75 / 3 spots available


July 6-10 / pm

The Enchanted Forest

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Greetings, explorers. This week,
we’ll be taking digital hikes into both
national forests and mythical forests.
We’ll see, on one hand, redwoods and
geysers — and on the other hand,
gnomes and fairies. With cameos
from conservationists, park rangers,
and Hansel and Gretel.
Science & Fiction, Incorporated.

$75


July 13-17 / am

Magic Tree House,
Mummies in
the Morning

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Actually, it’s more like mummies
in the mid-to-late-morning,
specifically from 10:30 to 11:45am.
Wherein, we’ll travel through time
with our Magic Tree House friends,
Jack and Annie, and visit ancient
Egypt and the pyramids. Through
stories and puzzles, we’ll study the
culture and become familiar with
all things Sphinx.

$75


July 13-17 / pm

What’s Inside?

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Okay, admittedly, we’re all inside.
Which makes this the perfect time
to take our inside lives to an even
deeper level. Together, we’ll go inside
anthills and bird nests. We’ll look
inside fruits and vegetables and
computers and the Lincoln Memorial.
It’s SteamCamp™, Inside Edition.

$75 / 4 spots available


July 20-24 / am

What If You Had
Animal Eyes?

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

With our own eyes, we’ll see what
it’s like to have the eyes of llamas —
with extra long eyelashes that act as
nature’s sunglasses. We’ll also see
the world backwards and forwards,
with chameleon eyes. What will we
gain from such unique experiences?
Naturally, perspective.

$75 / 4 spots available


July 20-24 / pm

Let’s Go Camping

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Specifically and scientifically,
let’s go SteamCamping. We’ll tell
campfire stories, as we look into the
night sky and identify constellations.
We’ll learn about the beautiful trees
that surround our campsite and we’ll
actually livestream an actual stream.
Welcome to SteamCamp’s campsite.

$75


July 27-31 / am

Let’s Go to Jamaica

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

It’s late July, and if you listen in
on this week’s SteamCamp™, you’ll hear
the audio equivalent of summer.
We’ll learn about Jamaican food
and culture and celebrations and —
there’s that sound — steel drums.
Scientifically, we’ll study the
biometrics of human speed and learn
what makes Usain Bolt, golden.

$75


July 27-31 / pm

Magic Tree House, Pirates Past Noon

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

If you look at the mast on the ship —
all the way up to the top — you’ll see,
yikes, The Magic Tree House.
In the Caribbean. With Jack and Annie
and an armada of scurvy scoundrels.
We’ll read along with the adventures,
and sail the seas with our imaginations.
This camp is rated Arrgh.

$75 / 1 spot available


August 3-7 / am

It’s a Bugs Life

10:30am – 11:00am  and
11:15am – 11:45am, CST

Two 30-minute morning camps and a
15-minute break to get your wiggles out
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

Welcome to the Insectopedia.
Wherein our eight early childhood
entomologists engage in stories and
videos and digitally dig for facts.
It’s science, so we have a checklist:
Head, abdomen, thorax: check.
Six legs: check.
Bug eyes: ew, but cool, check.
Join us for a little insect respect.

$75


August 3-7 / pm

Let’s Go To The
Galapagos Islands

1:00pm – 1:30pm  and
1:45pm – 2:15pm, CST

Two 30-minute afternoon camps
and a 15-minute snack & stretch break
Class-size:  8 students
Teachers:  Mrs. Kell & one assistant

It’s a SteamCamp™, so we’ll begin
with an equation: 5 days + 19 islands =
stories, expeditions, and fact-finding.
We’ll study whales and pelicans and
meet the marine iguana, our planet’s
only aquatic lizard. Also, to help you
get ready for our week, SteamCamp™ in
Spanish is “Campamento de Vapor”.
Vámonos!

$75

Hello,
I’m Colleen Kell

Mrs Kell logo

I’m an Austin-based teacher with 20 years of
early childhood classroom experience at both St. Matthew’s
and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Schools.

Additionally, I speak and present nationally on playful learning
and diversity, as well as social and emotional competency.
In 2019, with much gratitude, I received
the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools’
Connie Wootton Award for Excellence in Education.

Now, I’m virtual.

Through SummerGarten™, SuperGarten™ and SteamCamp™,
I weave together a Zoom-ified curriculum
of curiosity, playfulness, clarity and substance
that equips your children with the academic skills to
move ahead with confidence and significance.

Teaching. There is no substitute.

Testimonials

Mrs Kell logo

“We have LOVED every single one of
Mrs. Kell’s summer camps!! They are
by far my girls’ favorite camps!”
~ Cary J.

“My daughter absolutely LOVES her
time with Mrs. Kell. Colleen is great
about teaching new and interesting
concepts to kids while keeping every
moment fun and exciting. She fosters
a love of learning and encourages
kids to discover new things about
themselves and their surroundings.
We can’t wait to sign up for another camp!”
~ Virginia S.

“My son is in love with the magic of Mrs. Kell and the fun and joy she brings to learning and play. Mrs. Kell creates a stimulating and caring environment in her fun themed camps that my son looks forward to every year. Mrs. Kell and her summer camps are true Austin treasures that all parents should have at the top of their summer lists. Her love for children and teaching are a true inspiration!”
~ Diana U.

“Each summer, I strive to find the perfect balance of fun and carefree, yet educational and somewhat structured activities for my girls. I can say with certainty that their experience in Mrs. Kell’s STEAM camps this summer fit the bill perfectly. My daughters both had the most wonderful time in both of the STEAM camps (Ooey Gooey Science and Kitchen Kids) they attended at St. Andrew's this summer. Mrs. Kell’s fun-loving, friendly, and creative personality is most definitely a magnet for all children who encounter her and definitely made these camps FUN! But her passion for teaching, her wealth of knowledge, and her years of experience with all ages of children is the icing on the cake, and both of my daughters ended each day with a great deal of excitement about what they had learned. Although it can be difficult to choose from the many many wonderful things that Austin has to offer our children in the summer, I would highly recommend choosing ANY camp with Mrs. Kell, and we most certainly look forward to signing up again next summer!”
~ Madeleine C.

“Mrs. Kell is a phenomenal teacher,
and this translates into her summer
camps. The kids absolutely love her,
and they had a blast every day.
We are so very thankful for Mrs. Kell
and all of the thought and energy
she put into this week!”
~ Sue R.

“On behalf of my son, THANK YOU!
He had an absolutely awesome time
and we thank you for a wonderful
experience!”
~ Josh B.

“Mom, it’s important that we go
to camp every day — until the very end
of this week” — we’ve never heard that
before. Thank you for making my son’s
intro to school so enticing!
~ Julie B.

“My daughter participated for 4 weeks of summer camp at St. Andrew’s. She was nervous at the beginning but by the second day she started talking a lot about the activities and teacher. Mrs Kell took care of my daughter so well with a sincere attitude and kept me well updated! As parents, we felt so secure that she was teaching our daughter! Thank you very much!”
~ Mai B.

Testimonials

Mrs Kell logo

“We have LOVED every single one of
Mrs. Kell’s summer camps!! They are
by far my girls’ favorite camps!”
~ Cary J.

“My daughter absolutely LOVES her
time with Mrs. Kell. Colleen is great
about teaching new and interesting
concepts to kids while keeping every
moment fun and exciting. She fosters
a love of learning and encourages
kids to discover new things about
themselves and their surroundings.
We can’t wait to sign up for another camp!”
~ Virginia S.

“My son is in love with the magic of Mrs. Kell and the fun and joy she brings to learning and play. Mrs. Kell creates a stimulating and caring environment in her fun themed camps that my son looks forward to every year. Mrs. Kell and her summer camps are true Austin treasures that all parents should have at the top of their summer lists. Her love for children and teaching are a true inspiration!”
~ Diana U.

“Mrs. Kell is a phenomenal teacher,
and this translates into her summer
camps. The kids absolutely love her,
and they had a blast every day.
We are so very thankful for Mrs. Kell
and all of the thought and energy
she put into this week!”
~ Sue R.

“On behalf of my son, THANK YOU!
He had an absolutely awesome time
and we thank you for a wonderful
experience!”
~ Josh B.

“My daughter participated for 4 weeks of summer camp at St. Andrew’s. She was nervous at the beginning but by the second day she started talking a lot about the activities and teacher. Mrs Kell took care of my daughter so well with a sincere attitude and kept me well updated! As parents, we felt so secure that she was teaching our daughter! Thank you very much!”
~ Mai B.

“Mom, it’s important that we go
to camp every day — until the very end
of this week” — we’ve never heard that
before. Thank you for making my son’s
intro to school so enticing!
~ Julie B.