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Summer Programs 2023
Non-Credit Courses

Session 1: June 12 - June 23 - Closed
Session 2: June 26 - July 7 - Limited availability for 6-9 only
Classes meet Monday – Thursday
Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities

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1 2    Algebra I Preview (7-9)
1      Algebra I Review (8-10)
1 2    Art of Play (K)
1      Artist Study (5-8)
1      Artistic Wonders (2-4)
1      AZ Time Machine (7-9)
1      Babysitter's Training with CPR and First Aid (5-8)
1 2    Basketball (2-4, 4-9)
1 2    Batter Up! (2-4)
1 2    Cheerleading (2-5)
1 2    Chess Match (2-8)
1      Coding for Kids (2-3)
  2    Creating Cool Comics (3-5)
  2    Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
1 2    Creative Writing (3-5)
1 2    Crochet Creations (6-9)
1 2    CSI  (4-9)
1 2    Cyber Citizenship (6-9)
1   Dance Choreography (2-4)
Do you like to dance? Then put those dancing shoes on and join us for an upbeat choreography class! Each day this course will include a stretch warm up and several 8-counts of choreography. By the end of the week, we'll have ourselves a choreographed dance and a whole lot of fun!
Instructor: Lindsay Deacon
12  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
12  Dino Diggers (2-3)
Explore the world of dinosaurs through art and science. Participants will be able to do dino-mite crafts and experiments as they learn about prehistoric life.
Instructor: Sean Harvey
 2  DIY Party! (5-9)
It's time to let your creativity shine as we make everything you need to host your next birthday party! Invitations, piñatas, party games, yummy no-bake birthday treats, DIY decorations, party favors, and more!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Jazzmine Flores
12  Drama 101 (3-6)
To be or not to be... This class will give students a crash course in the basics of drama, including opportunities for scripted performance. Students will be able to understand the basic structures of storytelling, engage their dramatic creativity, and learn how to understand and memorize lines. This class will include group scenes, story building, and monologue work.
Instructor: Maddy Moreland
12  Escape Room (4-6, 5-8)
Working in teams you will design and host an escape room for your classmates. This is an opportunity to put your creativity and problem-solving to the test.
Instructor: Rebekah Smith
12  Espanol Contigo! (2-3)
Hispanic culture revealed! Spanish art, language, music, and dance are explored with a critical mind! Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Why not enjoy a very practical language and cultural class? Students will listen to short stories, create their own spanish story, cultural festivity souvenirs, play language development games such as "Loteria" with daily prizes, participate in group songs such as "Chequi Morena Chequi", "De Colores", and have fun with a little touch of dancing! Yes, students will learn the basic steps to dance La Cumbia (Colombia), La Salsa (Puerto Rico), and El Merengue (Republica Dominicana). We will also study "La Casa" vocabulary, recreating a room in a shoe box! You do not want to miss this opportunity! Si se puede!
Instructor: Jessie Clemente
12  Eureka! (6-8)
In this course, students will become junior engineers. Through a variety of challenges, students will learn how to design and build various structures and learn the science behind their inventions. Come have fun designing a better bridge, a clever catapult, and radical roller coasters!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Rebekah Smith
12  Exit Stage Left (6-8)
In this class, we will touch on some of the basics in theater. We will learn about improv and its importance while performing on stage. In addition, we will explore how to develop a strong character when acting in a production and doing scene work. And lastly, we will have fun playing theater games and just getting familiar and comfortable with the art of performing.
Instructor: David Mittel
 2  Food For Thought with Chef Robyn (4-6)
Join Chef Robyn in learning about where our food comes from, how to grow an edible garden, and making some fun dishes to try in class.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Robyn Kunze
12  Fractured Fairy Tales (2-4)
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: Remi Braca
12  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.
Instructors: Jazzmine Flores, Michaela Rolls
12  Games Ancients Played (4-6)
Let's play the ancient way! Build strong mental strategies to logically defeat your . . . friends! GO! Senet. Owari/Mancala. Patolli. Backgammon. All over the world, since prehistory, maneuvering, plotting, and proper scheming on simple and elaborate boards or even the earth itself have been the pastime of many. We will "tour" games of strategy from China, Mesopotamia, West Africa, the Middle East, and Mesoamerica. In reverse, we will also play modern, detailed board games that mimic the ancient building of civilizations. Catan. 7 Wonders. Civilizations. (All games will be board based.)
Instructor: Amy Blakeney
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
12  Genius Hour (3-5)
Have you always wanted to research what YOU want to learn about? Then this class is for you! Students choose a topic to research and create a presentation to share with their classmates. The sky is the limit!
Instructor: Kim Farr
12  Hands-On Ancient History (4-6)
Are you creative and intrigued by the mysteries of the ancient world? Then this course is for you! Ancient artifacts will be recreated into the modern and into students' homes! With short videos, readings, and discussion, students will survey a variety of artifacts such as Egyptian hieroglyphs, mummies, and cartouches. or cuneiform, pottery, and the ancient game of Ur from Mesopotamia.
Instructor: Amy Blakeney
1   Hooray for Clay (and Paper Mache) (2-4, 4-6)
Let's dive in and explore 3-dimensional art. In this class, we will create sculptures large and small, using a wide variety of materials. These will include ceramics, air dry clay/Model Magic, recycled materials, and paper mache. 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 them. All will be sent home carefully packaged at the end of the session.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Abby Anderson
1   How Pinterest-ing! (5-8)
Students will make one project each day in this creative and exciting class! Students have fun with activities like making "sushi" out of candy and creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to hang in their room. Using tools from paints to measuring pints, students experience hands-on work and add their own creative spin to everything they make.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Tia Bowling
12  Improvpalooza! (2-4)
Games, games, games, oh my! This class will introduce students to the basics of improvisation and non-scripted performance. Students will have the opportunity to build their confidence and engage creativity. Students will be introduced to different techniques for performance and improv games that will engage their imaginations and quick thinking.
Instructor: Maddy Moreland
12  Indoor Team Sports (2-4, 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.
Instructors: Andre Gibson-Starks, Daniel Gomez, Nikki Gomez, Sean Newland
12  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 eSports: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (4-6, 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.
Instructors: Jalen Montgomery, Luis Peralta
1   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: Sean Newland
12  Introduction to Film (7-9)
Journey through the wonderful world of film! Learn the basics of film history while also designing your own short film. Learn how to write, edit, shoot and market your own film. At the end of the course, you will have a mini-film festival to show off your creation.
Instructor: Luis Peralta
12  It's Story (Drama) Time! (2-5)
It's story time! Join us for a fun-filled class exploring different story books through drama. Students will be introduced to basic acting techniques, community building games, and in-role performance opportunities. Each class will include a read-aloud, a drama-based story activity to pair with the books themes, and a craft/prop that pairs with the story.
Instructor: Maddy Moreland
12  Keeping You in Stitches (5-8)
Cross stitch is fun and easy to learn! Learn the basics of cross stitch and other needlework, including how to thread a needle, sew a button, and use charts to make your own patterns. Students take home a completed project of their choosing. This class offers the inspiration for a summer's worth of creative activities.
Materials fee: $10
Instructors: Jill Scott, Johana Bautista
12  Keyboarding (4-8)
Using fun and interactive online 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: Tina Pitts
1   Kickball (2-4)
Ready to develop your teamwork skills, focus, coordination and learn game strategies? Boys and girls have fun learning a variety of skills while enjoying the game of kickball Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. This class takes place outside.
Instructor: Nikki Gomez
1   Kids Crafts from Around the World (2-4)
Come explore the world with us! Each day we will showcase a different country, and be immersed in a dynamic and enriching cultural experience. The use of crafts in learning teaches self-discipline and enhances motor, creative-thinking, and problem-solving skills. We will read books, learn dances, and learn about the significance of each craft in the country's culture. Let's have fun exploring the world!
Instructor: Ashley Plenge
12  Lego City (2-4)
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: Remi Braca
12  Lessons from the Screenplay (7-9)
Interested in film but don't want to make your own? Want to learn how films are written and translated to the silver screen? This is the course for you! In Lessons from the Screenplay. Based on the Youtube channel, this course will help you breakdown various story elements through comparing and contrasting the written material to the finish visual product. The primary discussion tool will be a socratic seminar.
Instructor: Luis Peralta
 2  Let's Argue (5-9)
Let's Argue: Develop writing skills to influence others with meaningful writing techniques. Good arguments, as students will discover in this class, combine truth-seeking with persuasion. The goal of this class is to provide students with techniques for writing on effective argumentative essay. Students will learn argumentative terms, discuss, share prior experience and knowledge with the genre. Additionally, they will learn strategies for developing various arguments of their own on a variety of issues and using outside sources. Accordingly, students will study strategies for determining positions, assessing claims and reasons, locating and evaluating supporting evidence, and writing essays that represent clear and convincing arguments in themselves.
Instructor: Mizraim Carrion
12  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  Lights! Camera! Action! (5-9)
If you have a love for movies, well this is the class for you! Learn about the history of movies and the process of writing a movie. Campers will be able to write their own short film and then work together to make their film come to life!
Instructor: Remi Braca
12  Math Games: Time and Money (2-4)
Students will have fun engaging in math games to develop their proficiency with time and money. Games will have a variety of themes and formats, and each will focus on a specific skill that strengthens understanding of the concepts.
Instructor: Kendsey Kaniho
 2  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: Michaela Rolls
12  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: Kelsey Kinsey, Jaime Sheridan
12  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
1   Measure It Up Math! (2-3)
This course is a deep dive into the world of measurement. Students will learn all about area, perimeter, and more. Using measurement tools, they'll get to dive into fun measurement projects such as designing and measuring their very own Zoo landscape!
Instructor: Lindsay Deacon
12  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
1   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
1   Mental Floss (2-3)
A fantastic, fun-filled course for kids with curious minds. Enjoy brain puzzles, math games, curiosities and puzzlements all while working in a fun, collaborative environment. Students will play games to exercise and keep their brains in tip-top shape. Attendees will use logic, problem solving and creativity to solve various problems.
Instructor: Deanna Baldwin
 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
12  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
12  Mini Masterpiece (5-8)
Students will create miniature designs that delight and amaze! This class is for students with a creative spirit looking to explore new ways to express themselves. Projects will include painting on mini canvases, rocks, and nails. We will have fun developing our own motives using different supplies, tools, and lots of imagination.
Instructor: Johana Bautista
12  Minute to Win It! (5-8)
Time to bring your competitive side and get ready to play "Minute to Win It!" These competitions are only 60 seconds long and involve items that you would most likely find at home. Think – Oreos, cereal, chopsticks, balloons, cotton balls, cups, and so much more! You can make a game using practically anything! Show off your unique skills in these fast-paced competitions.
Instructor: Kendsey Kaniho
1   Mixed Media Mayhem (2-4, 5-8)
In this class, we will use a variety of media to create different art projects. Some of the media that we will explore and create with will include but not be limited to duct tape, chalk, watercolor markers, colored pencils, and a plethora of paints. The students will be shown different ways to use the media that we are focusing on and together we will decide on a project that each student will complete individually.
Instructor: Jaime Sheridan
12  Mock Trial (4-6, 7-9)
Hear ye, hear ye, the court is now in session. Participants 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 a trial of a fictional civil or criminal case by taking on the role of attorneys and witnesses for the plaintiff/prosecution and defense.
Instructor: Sean Harvey
1   Movie Mysteries in History (7-9)
You've seen beloved movies based on historical figures, stretching from cartoons to action movies. However, how much of these are historically accurate? This class will teach history through movies, while also informing students on the interesting portions left out and why producers chose to make films based around specific figures. Take this class to look at well known historical films in a "new perspective," truly understanding the bigger picture behind the scenes!
Instructor: Marc Telep
12  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
1   Must Love Dogs & Cats...and Critters too! (5-8)
This class will provide information on how pet rescues work, and will instill the importance of compassion and respect for animals. Students will hand make enrichment items and activities for shelter animals which will be donated to a local rescue at the end of the session. The class will conclude with a visit from adoptable puppies from Almost There Rescue.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Leslie Feldman
 2  Old School Board Games (2-4)
Take a break from technology as we dive into classic board games such as Risk, Monopoly, Sorry, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Life, Aggravation, Chutes & Ladders, and Battleship.
Instructor: Jazzmine Flores
12  Petit Francaise (2-3)
Students have the opportunity to practice and enjoy the French language through phonics exercises, games, and storytelling. The similarities between English, Spanish, and French will be explored, and students will become beginning conversationalists as they learn fundamental vocabulary, sentence structures, and greetings.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
12  Phones, Photography, and Design (4-6, 7-9)
In this summer course, you will learn the basics of cell phone photography and how to use tools like Canva and Adobe Photoshop to enhance your photos. Throughout the course, you will explore various techniques for taking great photos with your cell phone, including composition, lighting, and editing. You will also learn how to use Canva and Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos, adding filters, adjusting color and contrast, and more. In addition to learning technical skills, you will also have the opportunity to express your creativity and develop your own personal style as a photographer. By the end of the course, you will have a strong foundation in cell phone photography and be able to use Canva and Adobe Photoshop to bring your vision to life. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with photography, this course will help you take your skills to the next level.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
12  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
12  Physics is Fun! (7-9)
In this course, students will be introduced to physics topics through engaging labs. Students will learn how things they experience every day can be understood through basic physics principles. Students will explore topics in energy with Hot Wheels cars, learn about how planes can stay in the air through Bernoulli's principles, and learn about Newton's laws by building a rocket! No previous physics knowledge is required.
Instructor: Rebekah Smith
12  Pilates, Stretch, and Yoga (6-9)
Pilates builds core strength, stamina, and flexibility while improving posture. Students will learn most of the basic Pilates Mat and ballet barre exercises that can be used throughout their lives to reduce stress and improve self confidence. This will be a fun class for all levels of ability that will push their limits and hopefully inspire good healthy habits. Students will need to bring a yoga mat and wear "workout" clothing or something comfortable like yoga pants/bike shorts, tank/t-shirt, and grip socks/bare feet.
Instructor: Kelsey Kinsey
 2  Raperty - The Beats in Poetry - The poetics in Rap (5-9)
Relationships to literacy come in many forms. They come in diverse structures such as hip-hop, rap lyrics, poetry, and content that encompass issues currently affecting students. These types of structures and themes are powerful pathways toward engagement. Using figurative language as a pivotal point, students will be able to identify relationships between rap music and poetry. This will assist students in exercising self-expression and self-exploration while learning figurative language techniques. The acquired knowledge of the course will arm students with tools to write poetry, ignite change in their own lives and their communities.
Instructor: Mizraim Carrion
1   Read and Connect (3-4)
Reading is all about text-connections. In this course, students will learn about text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. By the end, students will understand the importance of reading to connect and will create a character keepsake on a character they best connected with throughout our time learning together.
Instructor: Lindsay Deacon
1   Reading is Fun(damental) (2-3)
Students will have fun using oral reading, choral reading, and comprehension exercises to practice essential reading skills.
Instructor: Lexi Gagner
1   Reading Magic (2-4)
Reading comprehension is a critical skill for success in school. This course teaches students to read critically, see themes in literature, and focus on comprehension. The class will conclude with students creating their own book.
Instructor: Ashley Plenge
 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  Sharpening Your Creative Writing (6-9)
In this course students will gain extra experience in writing, for various audiences and purposes. Creativity in expression is encouraged with a focus on clarity, coherence, organization, and detail. Students will conduct short research projects as part of the course. By the end of the course students should be able to write multi-paragraph pieces that may be in the form of fairy tales, fictional stories, detailed descriptions, dialogue, letters, narrative of personal experiences, effective summaries, e-mails, and other writing formats.
Instructor: Ira Pincus
12  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
12  STEM Exploration (3-5)
Students in this class will experience Science, Technology, Engineering , and Math through a variety of projects with hands on activities like roller coasters, solar ovens, making robotic hands and much more!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Kim Farr
1   Stock Tick or Tock (7-9)
Perhaps you've heard of "Wall Street" or the "Bull fights the Bear," but do you know the meaning behind these phrases? In this class, students study the origins of the stock market while also learning the economics behind building a team of stocks. Compete daily against fellow classmates in stock trading for the title of best investor, while also teaching about the ups and downs of the market and how to analyze risk! Over the duration of this class, it will range from the history of the market all the way to how stocks still affect our daily lives today.
Instructor: Marc Telep
12  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: Julie Fine, Lisa Lecocq, Melanie Usher
12  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: Staff
12  Tell Me About It - Writing a Research Paper (6-8)
This workshop discusses strategies for getting started on a research paper. Students will ultimately learn how to write an effective five paragraph research paper including how to use sources as well as how to create MLA formatted citations. Students will be able to choose from a variety of research topics, explore this topic and convey their findings in a cohesive and organized paper.
Instructor: David Mittel
12  Telling Stories Through Movies, Music, and Pop Culture (6-9)
In this writing class students will learn how to appreciate, analyze, and interpret stories, character, story structure, and narrative technique through the medium of film, television, and music. Learners will incorporate technology to create presentations and written work reflecting their ability to critically view mass media.
Instructor: Ira Pincus
1   Textured Art (3-5)
This class consists of applying two-dimensional and three-dimensional design elements to add depth and "feeling" to a medium. A few of the techniques used will be painting, sewing, weaving, and molding. Students will have the opportunity to create projects that are creative and unique. Experience isn't necessary but an open and positive mindset is encouraged!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Phuong Pham
1   Urban Matters: A History of Cities (5-8)
What makes cities work and why do we live in cities? This course will look at the institutions and infrastructures that have allowed human societies to live in urban enclaves throughout history. We will examine 2-3 case studies or urban planning through movies, mini-lectures, and discussions. Throughout the course, students will design a city using software and build models of important pieces of city infrastructure.
Instructor: Sean Harvey
12  Volleyball (2-4, 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: Dana Bair, Molly Creagh, Dana Bair, Molly Creagh
 2  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: Jazzmine Flores
1   Wild Weaving (3-5)
Campers will learn to weave, knot, and manipulate materials to create bracelets and other fun creations! We will be using different types of beads, embroidery thread, yarn, and string. Not only is it a unique craft but the concentration needed for creating bracelets is used for meditation and stress relief. Making bracelets is a fun DIY craft that's easy to learn and easy to take with you anywhere. Campers will be documenting new weaving styles and techniques in a booklet to take home after camp.
Instructor: Lexi Gagner
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
1   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.
Instructor: Lexi Gagner
 2  Yo Ho, Yo Ho! The History of Piracy and Buccaneering (4-6)
Weigh anchor and set sail for a course on the Golden Age of Piracy. Through mini-lectures, readings, and discussions, we will explore the economy, politics, and culture of pirates and scallywags. Students will produce maps, build ships and forts, and create a historically-informed pirate persona and biography.
Instructor: Sean Harvey
12  Young Einsteins (1-2)
Young Einsteins will inspire and engage curious minds through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning. In this class, we explore all things science through literature, math, and hands-on projects. Our goal is to take a multidisciplinary approach to enhance our understanding of science and connection to the world around us. We will extend our learning through projects based on everyday objects. Math games and science experiments help us to keep our skills fresh while making learning fun and engaging. Come be a Young Einstein!
Instructors: Olivia Garlock, Katerah Lane, Raquel Thomas

Class offerings and instructors are subject to change.