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Summer Programs 2024
9 Non-Credit Class Schedule

Session 1: June 3 - June 14
Session 2: June 17 - June 28
 
Classes meet Monday – Thursday
Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities

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8:00 - 9:15 am

12  AZ Wilderness (6-9)
In AZ Wilderness we will take a look at all the flora and fauna in our backyard, the Sonoran desert. Not only will you learn about the wild desert wilderness, but also engage in team building activities and learn wilderness survival skills!
Instructor: Jackie Nord
 2  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Carlos Vicuna
12  Crochet Creations (6-9)
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you'll have fun with the projects in this class. Students that are new to crochet will start with small stuffed yarn creatures, and move on to more advanced projects that include making flower squares. You'll be proud of the special keepsake created with your new skills!
Instructors: Johana Bautista, Charlene Whitfill
12  Frisbee Fun (7-9)
Learn how to throw a frisbee and play various frisbee games: ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf, Can Jam, and others! Come and improve your disc throwing skills, expand your knowledge on throwing techniques, and explore different ways to create a disc golf course. No experience is needed.
Instructor: Travis Thomas
12  Gaga Ball (4-9)
In this course we will learn to play the high-energy and fast-paced game known as Gaga Ball. This game can be summarized as "dodgeball with a couple twist" that make this an easygoing and competitive game for everyone involved. There will be a mixture of solo based and team based games to ensure everyone has fair play and opportunity to succeed.
Instructor: Daniel Gomez
1   Games for the Mind and Body (6-9)
Fun with a purpose! Class time is used primarily to play games such as Taboo, Charades, Word Association, and other games of expression and quick thought to help students develop confidence, problem-solving abilities, verbal and physical expression, humor skills, social interactions, and more. Explore the importance of taking "safe risks," accepting and celebrating mistakes, and expanding avenues of communication, all of which can be valuable life skills. It sounds serious, but is centered on fun and a lot of healthy game playing.
Instructor: Keith Burns
1   Indoor Team Sports (4-9)
Boys and girls will develop their teamwork skills, focus, coordination and learn game strategies for a variety of indoor team sports. Examples include tchoukball, team handball, court hockey, and wiffle ball. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in an air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Carlos Vicuna
12  Intro to eSports: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (6-9)
Are you interested in the virtual world of gaming? Competitive eSports, or "electronic sports", is an AIA-sanctioned sport and is growing nationwide. In this class, students of any skill level will learn the basics of competitive Super Smash Bros Ultimate including tournament rule-sets, character-specific skills, shoutcasting, general gamesense and strategy, and healthy sportsmanship.
Instructor: Ridge Hall
 2  Let's Paint with Bob Ross! (6-9)
Are you up to the challenge? Oil painting has never been more fun as we follow Bob Ross's instructions to paint a very happy landscape.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Johana Bautista
 2  Skateboard Deck Design (6-9)
In this class you will design your own skateboard deck. You will learn the basics of design, and experiment with different techniques. Every camper will be given a blank skateboard deck, and the time and freedom to make it their own. Please note that the decks are decorative and cannot be skated on. Techniques that will be covered include trace and transfer, collage, stenciling, and acrylic pen painting.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Remy Barnes
 2  Strike a Pose: Yoga (5-9)
Yoga is so much more than being able to touch your toes! This all-levels yoga class will teach students the fundamentals of yoga including how to breath, be mindful, compassionate while increasing strength, flexibility, balance and energy. The class will introduce basic poses as well as more advanced sequences appropriate for any yogic background. Yoga should feel fun and not intimidating and this yoga class will feature fun music in a non-competitive environment perfect for anyone interested in trying yoga or falling more in love with it!
Instructor: Beri Golding
1   Volleyball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Molly Creagh
 2  Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Keith Burns

9:20 - 10:45 am

12  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Andre Gibson-Starks
1   Hooray for Clay (5-9)
Let's dive in and explore 3-D art! In this class, we will create sculptures large and small, using air dry and polymer clay. It will be a fun, messy way to express ourselves! Due to the nature of sculptures often needing time to dry, week one of the class will focus on building our pieces, and week two will focus on decorating and painting/glazing them. All will be sent home carefully packaged at the end of the session.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Maria Roman-Monge
 2  Intro to eSports: Rocket League (6-9)
Competitive eSports, or "electronic sports", is an AIA-sanctioned sport and is growing nationwide. In this class, students of any skill level will learn the basics of competitive Rocket League including digital citizenship, communication, team-work skills, goal setting, time management, sportsmanship and health promotion.
Instructor: Jalen Montgomery
12  Intro to Strength Training (7-9)
An introduction to the world of barbells and dumbbells! The primary focus of this class is to become comfortable with a loaded bar for the first time. Namely, we will be introducing the 3 "Power Lifts" - aka the Back Squat, the Bench Press, and the Dead Lift. These 3 movements are widely considered the foundational "Strength" movements. Not only will learning them be directly beneficial to health and performance through the development of baseline, full-body strength, they will also serve as a great jumping off point for the rest of our weight room movements. Students will learn the movements very gradually, progressing from empty bars, to lightly loaded work, before coming to and recording a baseline "max" in each of the major lifts. This will help direct training within more advanced programs down the road. Additionally, students will learn a host of accessory strength movements using the widely versatile dumbbell, as well as continue to develop core strength and stability!
Instructor: Daniel Gomez
1   Let's Paint with Bob Ross! (6-9)
Are you up to the challenge? Oil painting has never been more fun as we follow Bob Ross's instructions to paint a very happy landscape.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Johana Bautista
12  Marine Biology (6-9)
Get ready to explore the underwater world with hands-on activities constructing marine food webs, understanding the quirky lives of marine creatures, and learning how we impact these ecosystems even from the desert!
Instructor: Jackie Nord
 2  Metalsmithing Introduction (7-9)
Learn to create objects and jewelry using fabrication techniques that take a simple sheet of metal and turn it into something special. Sample the fundamentals of metalsmithing, from designing and constructing earrings & key chains, etc. Learn about cutting, piercing, texturing & elementary fabrication.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Charlene Whitfill
1   Mock Trial (7-9)
Hear ye, hear ye, the court is now in session. Participants in this course will learn about the sources of law as well as the basic processes of trial advocacy and jurisprudence. Throughout the session, campers will engage in trials of fictional civil or criminal cases by taking on the role of attorneys and witnesses for the plaintiff/prosecution and defense.
Instructor: Sean Harvey
 2  Volleyball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Molly Creagh
12  Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Keith Burns

10:50 am - 12:05 pm

12  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Andre Gibson-Starks
 2  Crochet Creations (6-9)
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you'll have fun with the projects in this class. Students that are new to crochet will start with small stuffed yarn creatures, and move on to more advanced projects that include making flower squares. You'll be proud of the special keepsake created with your new skills!
Instructor: Johana Bautista
 2  Games for the Mind and Body (6-9)
Fun with a purpose! Class time is used primarily to play games such as Taboo, Charades, Word Association, and other games of expression and quick thought to help students develop confidence, problem-solving abilities, verbal and physical expression, humor skills, social interactions, and more. Explore the importance of taking "safe risks," accepting and celebrating mistakes, and expanding avenues of communication, all of which can be valuable life skills. It sounds serious, but is centered on fun and a lot of healthy game playing.
Instructor: Keith Burns
1   Hooray for Clay (5-9)
Let's dive in and explore 3-D art! In this class, we will create sculptures large and small, using air dry and polymer clay. It will be a fun, messy way to express ourselves! Due to the nature of sculptures often needing time to dry, week one of the class will focus on building our pieces, and week two will focus on decorating and painting/glazing them. All will be sent home carefully packaged at the end of the session.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Maria Roman-Monge
1   Intro to eSports: Rocket League (6-9)
Competitive eSports, or "electronic sports", is an AIA-sanctioned sport and is growing nationwide. In this class, students of any skill level will learn the basics of competitive Rocket League including digital citizenship, communication, team-work skills, goal setting, time management, sportsmanship and health promotion.
Instructor: Jalen Montgomery
12  Intro to Strength Training (7-9)
An introduction to the world of barbells and dumbbells! The primary focus of this class is to become comfortable with a loaded bar for the first time. Namely, we will be introducing the 3 "Power Lifts" - aka the Back Squat, the Bench Press, and the Dead Lift. These 3 movements are widely considered the foundational "Strength" movements. Not only will learning them be directly beneficial to health and performance through the development of baseline, full-body strength, they will also serve as a great jumping off point for the rest of our weight room movements. Students will learn the movements very gradually, progressing from empty bars, to lightly loaded work, before coming to and recording a baseline "max" in each of the major lifts. This will help direct training within more advanced programs down the road. Additionally, students will learn a host of accessory strength movements using the widely versatile dumbbell, as well as continue to develop core strength and stability!
Instructor: Daniel Gomez
 2  Sewing for Beginners (5-9)
Beginners learn basic sewing fundamentals by hand and machine. Students will learn how to cut fabric and sew fabric pieces together, creating functional pieces of sewn art in a fun and relaxed environment. Sample projects may include a pillow, pajama pants or shorts.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Charlene Whitfill
12  Space Camp (6-9)
Prepare for liftoff and to explore infinity and beyond at space camp! We will be blasting off into outer space learning about space exploration, constellations, and even building and launching our own rockets!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Jackie Nord
1   Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Keith Burns

 
Class offerings and instructors are subject to change.