Summer Programs 2020
K-8 Non-Credit Class Schedule

PCDS has canceled Summer Programs 2020.
Please email questions to jennifer.cherilla@pcds.org.

Session 1: June 8 - June 19
Session 2: June 22 - July 3
Session 3: July 6 - July 17
Classes meet Monday – Thursday
Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities

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8:00 am - Noon

123 Art of Play (K)
Summer is a time to be creative, discover the wonders of your senses, and connect with your natural curiosity. In this playful class, rising kindergartners explore in the areas of art, science, and music. Through hands-on work and rich sensorial experiences, students are encouraged to use their senses and whole body in work and play. Time is set aside each day for small group practice with writing, number concepts, Jolly Phonics, and beginning reading. Dress for a mess, although paint shirts are provided. Exploration materials include clay, paper, paints, glue, fabric, water, and other natural materials!
Instructors: Kelly Blackson, Pauline Fleming, Valeska French, Pam Gagner, Kelli Newsome, Johanna Sadow
123 Surf's Up! (1-2)
Have fun while reinforcing reading, math, writing, and research skills. The beach theme lends itself to a relaxed and productive learning experience. Students "surf" between classes in small groups "pooled" with daily hands-on projects, snacks, and free-choice activities. Individual support provided on a regular basis by experienced elementary school faculty members.
Instructors: Karen Bruntz, Karen Cuculic, Cindy Davis, Kat Glaeseman, Jaime Sheridan

8:00 - 9:15 am

123 Algebra I Preview (7-9)
Designed for students preparing to enter Algebra I in the fall, this course touches on the introductory topics of Algebra I, such as solving multi-step equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing in the coordinate plane, linear functions and exponents. The course has a strong emphasis on teaching students to organize their written work. Applications of fractions and decimals are included.
Instructors: Jill Scott, Keely Franklin
 2  Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
123 Animation Inspiration (2-4)
Engaging lessons inspire the inner artist as students expand their creativity and technology skills. Students explore the Animation-ish program and develop animation projects relevant to age-appropriate topics.
Instructors: Shannon Castle, Staff
12  Archery (5-8)
Students learn the physical, emotional, and social benefits of archery, and the history, safety strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy the sport as a lifetime activity.
Instructors: Duane Freeman, Pete Saunders
123 Basic Mandarin Chinese (5-8)
Are you considering taking Mandarin Chinese next year? This course will be a great introduction for you to get to know some basics about Mandarin Chinese! We will learn the pronunciation system (Pinyin) and writing system (Chinese Character/Hanzi) of Mandarin Chinese and also talk about Chinese culture and traditions!
Instructor: Casey Chen
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
123 Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day--and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructors: Robyn Kunze, Johana Bautista
1 3 Create Your Own Podcast (4-6)
This is an opportunity to share what you're most passionate about with the world as you script, record, and edit your very own podcast.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
12  Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
1   Digital Scrapbooking (5-8)
Students will create their own digital scrapbook using a popular online program. They will discover what makes an appealing page layout, how to add words and pictures, the ins and outs of the online program, and how to use pictures to tell a story. Students must have their own digital images and an online account.
Instructor: Tia Bowling
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
 23 Electrifying Electricity (3-5)
Students will learn the principles of electricity: conductors, insulators, and flow of electricity to create electrifying projects. In the first week, they will make their own quiz boards out of foil, wires, and batteries. In the second week, students will make creative art out of copper tape, mini lights and batteries.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Melinda Berko
12  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   Keyboarding (4-8)
Using fun and interactive programs, students set their own speed and accuracy goals to improve their keyboarding technique. Each lesson's printout shows progress and demonstrates speed and accuracy improvements, which helps to build each student's keyboarding confidence.
Instructor: Staff
12  Lotions and Potions DIY (5-8)
Students will learn how to make their own lip balms, lotions, scrubs, bath fizzies and soaps! We will also explore the benefits of different carrier and essential oils used in the products we make and where they are sourced. This class is part science, part creativity and a whole lot of fun. Students will have an array of useful bath and body goodies to take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Karen Handelman
123 Math: Add It Up! (2-3)
This course strengthens the student's conceptual understanding of mathematics and provides ample time for drill and review. A complement to the regular mathematics curriculum, it's specifically designed to consolidate the mathematics skills that students need to proceed to the next level.
Instructors: Jaime Sheridan, Nikki Erickson
 23 Metalsmithing Introduction (6-9)
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   Mind and Movement (2-4)
Interweaving life skills lessons, Mind Up curriculum and yoga, this course will support your child in strengthening their physical self, while also growing their mental resilience, coping skills and emotional intelligence. Through art, discussion, brain games, breathing exercises and yoga sequences, the course aims to inspire student authenticity and support self-regulation.
Instructor: Joey Ghelfi
 23 Minecraft Challenge (4-6)
Minecraft Challenge is for students who have a Mojang account and enjoy creating worlds in Minecraft. Challenges will include replicating famous buildings in the Minecraft world. Students will plan and manage their time as they build their masterpieces, and present their work to the class.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
123 Multiplication Mania (3-5)
This game-based class uses a variety of fun and fast-paced activities to help students learn multiplication tables and commit them to memory. The class focuses on multiplication facts from 0-12 utilizing flashcards, games and memorization strategies. Students in this highly interactive class will leave with greater multiplication proficiency and strategies that will benefit them throughout the school year.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
12  Music Makers (2-4)
This class will introduce basic musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Games will help students to develop listening and singing skills through play.
Instructor: Ivy Liebner
  3 Musical Theatre Workshop (2-4)
This "playful" class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the voice and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Abby Krawson
 2  Painting Palooza (2-3)
Reading and painting in partnership! After reading and exploring classic picture books students will reinterpret the illustrations using a variety of paint and other mediums. Whether redesigning a cover or adding their own flair to enhance the story, students will gain a new appreciation for the partnership of text and illustration.
Instructor: Jaime Sheridan
1   Photograph Your Life (5-8)
In the world of snapchat, instagram, and social media people like to share their stories from their handheld devices. Learn the art of iPhone and iPad photography to take photos of you, your surroundings, and your food like a professional. You will learn to capture the moment by using natural light, props, framing, and retouching techniques. All you need is your phone or ipad and smiles!
Instructor: Teeraya Tomlin
123 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, a stuffed animal, and even some dog toys or bedding to donate to a local animal shelter.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Jeanel Hoagland
123 Soccer (2-4)
Summer Soccer class will improve fundamental skills through drills and games. The class will focus on playing soccer in a fun, stress-free environment. The class will be indoors, and tennis shoes are required. Soccer balls and water will be provided.
Instructor: Staff
123 Soccer (5-8)
Summer Soccer class will improve fundamental skills through drills and games. The class will focus on playing soccer in a fun, stress-free environment. The class will be indoors, and tennis shoes are required. Soccer balls and water will be provided.
Instructor: Staff
1   Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students' real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
  3 STEM Explorations (2-3)
This course explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands- on activities that are structured cooperatively to build innovation skills. Students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate (5E model) topics such as roller- coasters, oil spills, and sun catchers.
Instructor: Lindsay Martin
12  STEM Explorations (4-6)
This course explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands- on activities that are structured cooperatively to build innovation skills. Students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate (5E model) topics such as roller- coasters, oil spills, and sun catchers.
Instructor: Lindsay Martin
 2  Stop Motion Animation (4-6)
Write an original script, or recreate an old favorite, as you design, stage, film and edit a 3 to 5 minute stop motion animation movie
Instructor: Julie Larrea
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, water baseball, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
 23 Tennis (2-8)
This class is designed for everyone from beginners to advanced players. Kids are split into groups based on age and ability and develop hand-eye coordination and stroke technique through instruction, games, and having fun!!! Class consists of warm-up, condition drills, stroke techniques, match play, and much more! Students should wear sunscreeen and a hat, and have a water bottle each day.
Instructor: Jerry Keever
1   The Science Experience (6-8)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
12  The Self is the Only Subject (7-10)
Often, the writing we are asked to do for school is about conveying or analyzing information, but what if we thought about writing as a tool for self-discovery? In this class, we will learn about ourselves by first decorating and then writing in our own private journals, engaging with multiple genres of writing, and asking questions designed to get us thinking about our senses of identity and how we hope to use our individual voices in the world.
Instructor: Nishta Mehra
1   Ultimate Frisbee (5-9)
Whether you are a pro or a newcomer to the game, come have fun playing this exciting co-ed team sport.
Instructor: Pete Saunders
1   Writers' Workshop (4-6)
Designed for students who wish to refine their writing skills and prepare for the demands of later, more advanced work, this course reinforces grammatical principles, standards of correct usage, editing, and vocabulary development. Through the use of daily journals, expository prose, and exercises in writing for argument, students learn the process and form of good writing.
Instructor: Valeska French
123 Yoga (6-9)
Wake up your body and mind to start your day off right with yoga! Students focus on having fun while learning the fundamentals of yoga, including all about the self as individual, how to enhance physical strength and coordination, and how to develop techniques for self-awareness and calm energy.
Instructor: Beri Golding

9:20 - 10:35 am

 23 Agamographs, Origami and Paper Crafts (4-6)
Challenge your creative spirit as you create agamographs - a series of images that change from different angles - and explore a variety of paper crafts.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
1   Animation Inspiration (2-4)
Engaging lessons inspire the inner artist as students expand their creativity and technology skills. Students explore the Animation-ish program and develop animation projects relevant to age-appropriate topics.
Instructor: Shannon Castle
1   Archery (5-8)
Students learn the physical, emotional, and social benefits of archery, and the history, safety strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy the sport as a lifetime activity.
Instructor: Duane Freeman
1   Artist Study (5-8)
Students will be introduced to the styles of Master Artists. Some artists might include Picasso, Chihuly, or Kandinsky, among others. Students will then create artwork that embraces the elements and styles of selected artists.
Instructor: Tia Bowling
123 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.
Instructors: Sean Newland, Pete Saunders, Staff
 23 Bookmaking for Fun! (2-5)
Learn the art of making books. Using simple supplies, students learn to make several book types, from accordion books to Ziploc books and others in between. Students leave with the skills to make more books at home!
Instructor: Ashley Ong
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 2  Construction Zone (2-3)
Whether miniature or massive students will work with a variety of materials to build and explore structures. What makes it stand? What makes it fall? These questions and more will be discovered in the hands-on creative class.
Instructor: Jaime Sheridan
 23 Cooking and Baking with a Microwave (5-8)
Believe it or not, to become a great chef all you need is just a microwave! We will learn how to bake and cook a variety of dishes using just a microwave and basic kitchen tools. From cakes, muffins, loaded potatoes, mac and cheese, and quesadillas, everything will be made fresh from scratch and everyone will be able to find their favorite microwave meals!
Instructor: Casey Chen
123 Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day--and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructors: Robyn Kunze, Johana Bautista
12  Critical Reading (5-8)
This course is designed for students of all abilities to help strengthen their reading comprehension and written expression by engaging in a variety of literacy activities. Participants will examine a variety of current events articles, primary sources, and other resources to build on their critical thinking and document analysis skills.
Instructor: Jill Scott
 23 Diving (5-9)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Samantha Stein
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
 23 Electrifying Electricity (3-5)
Students will learn the principles of electricity: conductors, insulators, and flow of electricity to create electrifying projects. In the first week, they will make their own quiz boards out of foil, wires, and batteries. In the second week, students will make creative art out of copper tape, mini lights and batteries.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Melinda Berko
123 Fraction Action (3-5)
This hands-on, visual, activity-based course will focus on naming and comparing fractions, fractions that make one whole, operations with fractions, equivalent fractions, and fractions greater than one. A great way to develop a deeper understanding and fluency with fractions.
Instructor: Lindsey Leidinger
12  Fun with French (4-6)
Students will be introduced to basic French phrases and francophone cultures. Games, crafts, and other fun activities will allow students to practice speaking and listening skills with French vocabulary.
Instructor: Ivy Liebner
 2  Fun with Geometry (7-9)
This project-based class will help students explore geometric topics and see that geometry patterns are all around us. Projects include creating 3D shapes like prisms and octahedrons with toothpicks and marshmallows, creating an "eyeball" from parabolic curves, and creating artistic designs using tessellations.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
1   Funtastic Science (2-4)
Students conduct fun scientific experiments to explore the worlds of chemistry, physics, and life and earth sciences. Each day, students conduct a simple, hands-on experiment to stimulate the curious mind and discover new ways to look at our world.
Instructor: Valeska French
  3 Geometry Fun (4-6)
This hands-on class will offer students the opportunity to explore geometry concepts in fun and engaging ways. Students will solidify and extend their current knowledge of symmetry, lines, and 2-D/3-D shapes by creating geometric art, manipulating clay, handling LEGOs, and more!
Instructor: Keely Franklin
1   Grammar Time! (7-10)
Who says grammar has to be boring? This fast-paced refresher course will help students look at grammar in a whole new light. Students will create interactive notebooks, view video clips, and even examine song lyrics as they brush up on their grammar skills. Jingles and question and answer flow patterns will solidify parts of speech within each student as if by magic.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
12  Hoops and Needles (4-8)
Students will start by creating their own design on a graphing paper and then learn how to cross-stitch it on an Aida cloth. Come and enjoy the relaxing music while we create cute and fun cross stitch designs!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
1   Jewelry Making (3-5)
Love showing off fashionable necklaces and wearing glittery rings each day? If so, then this is definitely your class! Students make various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, so that by the end of the session, each student takes home a collection of new creations!
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
1   Keyboarding (4-8)
Using fun and interactive programs, students set their own speed and accuracy goals to improve their keyboarding technique. Each lesson's printout shows progress and demonstrates speed and accuracy improvements, which helps to build each student's keyboarding confidence.
Instructor: Staff
123 Kids Yoga and Fun (2-5)
Through engaging yoga games and activities children learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and movement in a fun, nurturing environment.
Instructor: Beri Golding
12  Lotions and Potions DIY (5-8)
Students will learn how to make their own lip balms, lotions, scrubs, bath fizzies and soaps! We will also explore the benefits of different carrier and essential oils used in the products we make and where they are sourced. This class is part science, part creativity and a whole lot of fun. Students will have an array of useful bath and body goodies to take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Karen Handelman
1   Mandarin Chinese Review (7-9)
Designed for students who have completed their first year of Mandarin Chinese learning, and want to reinforce what they have learned so that they will be more prepared for the next year. This course reviews all the key vocabulary and grammar patterns learned with fun games and interactive activities.
Instructor: Casey Chen
123 Math: Manipulations (4-6)
This course provides students with an overall review of essential math concepts including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and probability. Small group and individual instruction will include hands-on manipulatives, math games and strategies for problem solving. Students will be given valuable strategies for answering word problems by using a step-by-step graphic approach.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
 23 Metalsmithing Introduction (6-9)
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
  3 Musical Theatre Workshop (2-4)
This "playful" class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the voice and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Abby Krawson
1   Never Board: Game Theory (5-8)
Students will enjoy competing with their classmates as they learn to play at least 4 different strategy board games representing four of the major types of game mechanics: deck builder, worker placement, push your luck, and auction. As board game designer Reiner Knizia says "The goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning."
Instructor: Michael Caplan
12  Not Your English Teacher's Poetry (8-12)
Think you hate poetry? Maybe you just haven't been reading the right poems! In this class, we will look at contemporary poetry, which has a very different style and feel from poems you may have been taught in school. We will also consider the genre of slam/spoken word poetry and analyze hip-hop lyrics for their poetic qualities. We'll even try our hand at writing a few poems of our own!
Instructor: Nishta Mehra
1   Photograph Your Life (5-8)
In the world of snapchat, instagram, and social media people like to share their stories from their handheld devices. Learn the art of iPhone and iPad photography to take photos of you, your surroundings, and your food like a professional. You will learn to capture the moment by using natural light, props, framing, and retouching techniques. All you need is your phone or ipad and smiles!
Instructor: Teeraya Tomlin
 23 Photoshop 101 (4-6)
Have you ever wondered how to make someone old look young? Does that dog really fly or has it been Photoshopped? This is the class for you. In Photoshop 101, learn the basics of photoshop and have fun making your photos look great.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
123 Quilt Making (5-9)
Students will learn how to quilt by hand – either picking their own designs and cutting pieces themselves, or using pre-cut pieces. We will sew the pieces together and then quilt with batting and backing by hand.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Jeanel Hoagland
123 Robot Fun: Program and Play (2-3)
Students will learn about the "Ozobot", a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Kaleab Afework
1   Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students' real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
123 STEM Explorations (4-6)
This course explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands- on activities that are structured cooperatively to build innovation skills. Students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate (5E model) topics such as roller- coasters, oil spills, and sun catchers.
Instructor: Lindsay Martin
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, water baseball, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
 2  Tennis (2-8)
This class is designed for everyone from beginners to advanced players. Kids are split into groups based on age and ability and develop hand-eye coordination and stroke technique through instruction, games, and having fun!!! Class consists of warm-up, condition drills, stroke techniques, match play, and much more! Students should wear sunscreeen and a hat, and have a water bottle each day.
Instructor: Jerry Keever
1   The Art of Journalism (4-6)
Extra! Extra! Calling all Junior Journalists! These days, the feel of a crisp newspaper, unfolded on our breakfast table is a novelty - possibly a vintage pastime. We will bring back the traditional newspaper style, as we interweave storytelling with several elements of creative writing. This class will focus on: writing an interview-based feature story, developing a comic strip, taking on the role of Ask Abby, snapshotting that ideal moment, and creating a popular favorite - the crossword puzzle! We will focus on simple yet significant writing, and discuss how to fill a blank page with knowledge, facts and artistic appeal. Students will come home with their own printed newspaper to share with family and friends.
Instructor: Joey Ghelfi
12  Theater Improvisation (6-9)
This class offers instruction and practice in the skills needed for comedy improvisation. Listening, quick thinking, character development, and scene building techniques are developed through exercises, games, and improvisational scene work. Perfect for students with interest in the performing arts, this class also helps develop acting skills in addition to improvisation. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Keith Burns
123 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.
Instructors: Jacob Kelty, Ellie Rink
123 Writing Wonders (2-3)
Students will write in a variety of genres to help foster a love of writing. Daily prompts will facilitate brainstorming, and students will work alone and with partners to generate writing ideas, identify important parts of a story, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a booklet to go home at the end of the session.
Instructors: Jaime Sheridan, Nikki Erickson
1   Zumba Kids (2-5)
Dance your heart out with rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives.
Instructor: Katie Charles

10:40 - 11:55 am

123 A Reader is a Leader (2-3)
Reading comprehension is a critical skill for success in school. This course teaches students to read critically, recognize themes in literature, and focus on comprehension. Games and fun competitions keep students' attention as they learn new ways to approach literature.
Instructors: Jaime Sheridan, Nikki Erickson
12  Analyzing Pop Culture (8-12)
What can we learn about our society by looking at memes, trending topics on Twitter, and Superbowl ads? You might be surprised! In this class, we will analyze many kinds of visual & written media in order to better understand the world around us. We will think about gender roles, stereotypes, and the way that cultural norms are both reinforced and reset through pop culture.
Instructor: Nishta Mehra
1   Artist Study (2-4)
Students will be introduced to the styles of Master Artists. Some artists might include Picasso, Chihuly, or Kandinsky, among others. Students will then create artwork that embraces the elements and styles of selected artists.
Instructor: Tia Bowling
123 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.
Instructors: Sean Newland, Pete Saunders, Staff
 23 Be an Author! (3-4)
Students will identify important parts of a story, brainstorm to generate writing ideas, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a book to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
 23 Bookmaking for Fun! (2-5)
Learn the art of making books. Using simple supplies, students learn to make several book types, from accordion books to Ziploc books and others in between. Students leave with the skills to make more books at home!
Instructor: Ashley Ong
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
123 Cooking and Baking with a Microwave (5-8)
Believe it or not, to become a great chef all you need is just a microwave! We will learn how to bake and cook a variety of dishes using just a microwave and basic kitchen tools. From cakes, muffins, loaded potatoes, mac and cheese, and quesadillas, everything will be made fresh from scratch and everyone will be able to find their favorite microwave meals!
Instructor: Casey Chen
123 Crafting Fairy Dolls (4-6)
Use your whimsy and imagination to create fun and magical fairy dolls. You will learn how to transform wooden beads, felt, artificial flowers, and pipe cleaners into your own miniature wonderland.
Instructor: Jeanel Hoagland
 23 Digital Art (4-6)
Do you Like to draw but don't want to use paper? This just might be the class for you. Or, take your drawings and recreate them digitally make them pop of the screen and into an exciting digital image. Digital art focuses not on photography but your artistic talents into a digital form.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
 23 Diving (2-4)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Samantha Stein
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
 2  Fractured Fairy Tales (2-3)
Fractured Fairy Tales is a writing class for students who love writing and enjoy reading fairy tales. Campers will take various fairy tales and change certain aspects of each story. Some changes may include: telling the fairy tale from another point of view, re-working the language to update it, changing some of the events, switching good and evil characters around, changing the setting to modernize the story, mentioning and incorporating characters from other fairy tales and other fun and unique changes. This is a highly creative workshop and will include illustrating each fairy tale. Campers will create a book over the 2 week session to take home.
Instructor: Jaime Sheridan
1   Funtastic Science (2-4)
Students conduct fun scientific experiments to explore the worlds of chemistry, physics, and life and earth sciences. Each day, students conduct a simple, hands-on experiment to stimulate the curious mind and discover new ways to look at our world.
Instructor: Valeska French
  3 Grammar Time! (7-10)
Who says grammar has to be boring? This fast-paced refresher course will help students look at grammar in a whole new light. Students will create interactive notebooks, view video clips, and even examine song lyrics as they brush up on their grammar skills. Jingles and question and answer flow patterns will solidify parts of speech within each student as if by magic.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
1   Jewelry Making (6-9)
Love showing off fashionable necklaces and wearing glittery rings each day? If so, then this is definitely your class! Students make various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, so that by the end of the session, each student takes home a collection of new creations!
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
123 LEGO City (2-5)
Students will engage their creativity, curiosity and problem solving through the building of a LEGO city. Students will work together to decide what buildings the city needs and how to create them, becoming small-scale urban planners as they execute their designs.
Instructor: Staff
12  Lego Mindstorm Robotics (5-9)
In this class, you will design, build, and program robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to sensors. Once you master the basics of programming, you will compete in challenges such as The Maze, Barrel Races, Slam Dunk Contest, and Tug-o-War, and Battle Bots. Not recommended for the faint of heart!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
12  Lotions and Potions DIY (5-8)
Students will learn how to make their own lip balms, lotions, scrubs, bath fizzies and soaps! We will also explore the benefits of different carrier and essential oils used in the products we make and where they are sourced. This class is part science, part creativity and a whole lot of fun. Students will have an array of useful bath and body goodies to take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Karen Handelman
1   Making Memories (3-5)
Enjoy your summer by making meaningful gifts and treats of your own. Students learn how to use tools from a hammer and pliers to a level and tape measure, as well as kitchen gadgets like a hand juicer. Students learn the art of cooking (ice cream in a bag?), herbal tea, making homemade toys, gift-wrapping, and even creating unique art objects from yarn, felt, and leaves. This class is great for boys and girls with a lot of imagination and minds ready to explore!
Instructor: Teeraya Tomlin
 23 Math Puzzles, Patterns, and Connections (5-8)
Tour the world of mathematics, using middle school skills, looking for patterns in sequences and connections between new problems, old problems, and the world around us. Students look at classic problems, famous numbers, and the rich relationships between seemingly different problems. This course enriches the mathematical experience and enhances students' appreciation for the wonders of mathematics.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
123 Measurement Madness (4-6)
Students will use hands-on materials and math games to review and reinforce measurement concepts. This course will cover a variety of measurement models such as standard and metric measurement, area, perimeter, angles, time and money. Students will enjoy this highly interactive course while learning essential mathematical skills.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
12  Medieval Times (4-6)
Dust off the chain mail and travel back in time to the age of knights, castles, kings, and queens. Through readings, videos, and discussion, students explore Medieval Europe and its folklore and legends. Students design a coat-of-arms and banners and learn how to build model catapults, drawbridges, and towers.
Instructor: Jill Scott
  3 Musical Theatre Workshop (5-8)
This "playful" class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the voice and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Abby Krawson
 2  Must Love Dogs...or Cats! (5-8)
This class will provide information on how animal rescues work, fundraise and successfully adopt out animals to their forever homes. Participants will also learn about responsible pet ownership, animal care and handling, and pet healthcare in order to relay the importance of compassion and respect for animals. Students will make enrichment items and activities for shelter animals which will be donated to a local rescue at the end of the session.
Instructor: Leslie Feldman
  3 Robot Fun: Program and Play (2-3)
Students will learn about the "Ozobot", a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Kaleab Afework
1   RPG and Creativity (5-9)
Students will have lots of fun while learning to play the Star Wars Force and Destiny Role-playing Game (RPG). RPGs are great venues for learning basic skills in character development, improvisational acting, solving problems as a team, creatively describing actions and scenery, and more. They're also a lot of fun.
Instructor: Michael Caplan
123 Rushing to Speak Russian (6-8)
Students will get a kickstart to the Russian language by learning the Cyrillic alphabet, pronunciation, some basic vocabulary phrases and sentences, numbers, and culture. They will get an understanding of what learning a language with a complete different alphabet is like and what the possibilities that are available with knowing multiple languages.
Instructor: Oscar McNally
1   Spanish Ole (6-9)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students' real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
123 Subtraction Safari (2-3)
This course will focus on the foundations of subtraction using hands-on activities and games. Students will explore subtraction in its various forms through a safari adventure!
Instructor: Lindsey Leidinger
123 Sustainability (4-6)
This course explores the challenges of sustaining human health and wellbeing on Earth due to human exploitation of natural resources. Concepts include how to implement sustainable methods, fossil fuels, renewable energy and ecosystems. It covers diverse approaches used by scientists, scholars, and practitioners to study and assess human environment interactions pertaining to sustainability challenges and solutions.
Instructor: Lindsay Martin
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, water baseball, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
1   The Art of Journalism (4-6)
Extra! Extra! Calling all Junior Journalists! These days, the feel of a crisp newspaper, unfolded on our breakfast table is a novelty - possibly a vintage pastime. We will bring back the traditional newspaper style, as we interweave storytelling with several elements of creative writing. This class will focus on: writing an interview-based feature story, developing a comic strip, taking on the role of Ask Abby, snapshotting that ideal moment, and creating a popular favorite - the crossword puzzle! We will focus on simple yet significant writing, and discuss how to fill a blank page with knowledge, facts and artistic appeal. Students will come home with their own printed newspaper to share with family and friends.
Instructor: Joey Ghelfi
1   Theater Workshop (4-6)
Students will start class with a theater game and then will have time to rehearse a musical, dance, singing, or performance piece and then perform a new number each day. For the final performance, they will choose their favorite number of the two weeks and have a performance for the other campers. It is a fun, high energy class for students who have ideas for performances but want a little more time, help, and direction for their ideas.
Instructor: Duane Freeman
123 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.
Instructors: Jacob Kelty, Shannon Castle, Ellie Rink
123 Watercolor Whimsy (2-4)
Unleash the creative painter within in this introduction and exploration of watercolors. In this class, students learn the art of creating watercolor images straight onto paper, drawing and then watercoloring, and exploring how colors change based on the amount of water used. Students will bring home a final portfolio of their work. If you enjoy painting or want to learn more about watercolors, this class is for you!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Staff
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: $10
Instructor: Keith Burns
12  Writing Short Stories (7-10)
Let's Write! Students will tap into their creative genius as they create short stories based on the "Pixar Principles." After viewing several Pixar shorts and examining "Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling," for inspiration, students will try their hand at writing their own short story.
Instructor: Julie Larrea

 
Class offerings and instructors are subject to change.