STEAM Summer Camp

June 8 - June 26, 2020

Due to the continuing changes we are facing due to COVID-19, we have decided this year, after recommendations from parents and discussions with our instructors, to move the Elementary Summer Program to an online format.  We have some great courses to offer, so check out our NEW list of courses below!!  

We are delighted to offer a variety of STEAM courses for our summer elementary program this year.  We have streamlined our elementary summer camps, so all camps will be held at Amador Elementary.  One, two and three week courses are available.  Please select your preferred week to see courses available.

Summer Camp Dates and Times

June 8 to June 26, 2020
Monday through Friday
8.45am to 12.45pm

List of Summer Elementary Courses

Advanced SuperScratch Camp

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Dates:                  Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
                              Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
                              Week 3 - 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26
Time:                   1:00 – 2:20 PM
Duration:           1 hour 20 minutes
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $120 per week

Feel like you’ve mastered the art of coding? You want to be challenged? Join our advanced camp where your skills will be put to the test!  Those who are experienced in Scratch and have been in our coding classes for more than one year, this camp is just for you! Students will use the familiar characters of their favorite heroes to develop various exciting and  interactive games that challenge students to think outside the box.

Experience Level: Has 2+ years in experience with Scratch (or been in our coding classes more than a year).


Enrollment OPEN

Become a Powerful Presenter and Creative Thinker with Confidence: Super Powers

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Gurus Education
Grade Level:     1 – 5
Dates:                 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12
Time:                  1:00 – 3:00pm
Duration:          2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $165 

Confidence is my Super Power! The “Super Heroes” theme-based activities, speech and debate topics make a fun learning environment for kids. Students not only learn about fictional SuperHeroes but will also understand the dedication of real life heroes by watching their life stories and accomplishments. They will create their own ‘Super Hero’ project and present using virtual props and expressions. This course is full of challenging concepts, intriguing activities, and online fun!

We make learning Exciting and Effective and prepare your child for SUCCESS!

Enrollment OPEN

Beginner’s Minescratch Camp

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Dates:                  Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
                               Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
                               Week 3 - 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26
Time:                    10:00 – 11:20 AM
Duration:            1 hour 20 minutes
Location:             Online
Tuition:                $120 per week

Welcome to the world of coding! Students who have never done a coding class before are welcome to join us on our journey through understanding the fun and interesting world of game design! Campers will learn the basics of computer programming through block-based learning. Using the program ‘Scratch’, students will use the familiar characters of Minecraft while developing various exciting and interactive projects.

Experience Level: No Experience with Scratch (or have not been part of coding classes).

Enrollment OPEN

Being a Reader and Becoming a Creative Writer - 3rd Grade

Instructor:         Jennifer Moirao, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     Incoming 3
Days/Dates:      6/8, 6/10, 6/11, 6/15, 6/17, 6/19, 6/22, 6/24, 6/29, 7/1
Time:                  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $165

Course Outline:

  • Write like a storyteller, 
  • write like a debater,
  • write like a reporter. 

Get ready to have your child’s inner writer engaged in different forms of writing during this online writing course.  In this course your child will be challenged to write to tell stories, write to discuss and debate issues, and write to inform! 

Creative writing is a traditional form of instruction and taps into your child's creative thought. While engaged in this program your child will learn new and different ways to express their thinking and their ideas.  Meanwhile, they will learn the power of words, the proper use of grammar and the technical skills necessary to be a successful communicator in written form. These skills will advance their abilities for the next grade level and launch them on a successful journey in written communication. In this course your child will have the unique opportunity to take on these three challenges in writing. Get ready to engage your child’s inner writer through an online writing course. Creative writing is a long-standing tradition and makes writing fun. Students will learn a new way to express their ideas while learning, language, grammar, and the technical skills students need to succeed in their upcoming grade. 

The format of the online course will be 40 minutes of writing, which will culminate in a fiction or nonfiction book. Embedded in the course will be 20 minutes of language/grammar work. 60 minutes in length.

The final class will be a virtual presentation of each child’s book. 

Participants will:

  1. Engage in learning activities that give build their confidence with writing,
  2. Develop strong grammatical skills,
  3. Utilize technology to self-publish their works,
  4. Become equipped with the tools to organize his or her ideas, and
  5. Edit his/her own work.

Enrollment OPEN

Being a Reader and Becoming a Creative Writer - 4th & 5th Grades

Instructor:         Jennifer Moirao, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     Incoming 4 & 5
Days/Dates:      6/8, 6/10, 6/11, 6/15, 6/17, 6/19, 6/22, 6/24, 6/29, 7/1
Time:                  4:15 – 5:15 pm
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $165

Course Outline:

  • Write like a storyteller, 
  • write like a debater,
  • write like a reporter. 

Get ready to have your child’s inner writer engaged in different forms of writing during this online writing course.  In this course your child will be challenged to write to tell stories, write to discuss and debate issues, and write to inform! 

Creative writing is a traditional form of instruction and taps into your child's creative thought. While engaged in this program your child will learn new and different ways to express their thinking and their ideas.  Meanwhile, they will learn the power of words, the proper use of grammar and the technical skills necessary to be a successful communicator in written form. These skills will advance their abilities for the next grade level and launch them on a successful journey in written communication. In this course your child will have the unique opportunity to take on these three challenges in writing. Get ready to engage your child’s inner writer through an online writing course. Creative writing is a long-standing tradition and makes writing fun. Students will learn a new way to express their ideas while learning, language, grammar, and the technical skills students need to succeed in their upcoming grade. 

The format of the online course will be 40 minutes of writing, which will culminate in a fiction or nonfiction book. Embedded in the course will be 20 minutes of language/grammar work. 60 minutes in length.

The final class will be a virtual presentation of each child’s book. 

Participants will:

  1. Engage in learning activities that give build their confidence with writing,
  2. Develop strong grammatical skills,
  3. Utilize technology to self-publish their works,
  4. Become equipped with the tools to organize his or her ideas, and
  5. Edit his/her own work.

Enrollment OPEN

Book Study at Breakfast

Instructor:        Angelina Jennaro, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     4 – 5
Dates:                 Week 1 -  6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
                             Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Time:                  9:00 – 10:00 am
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $85/week                       

This book club style course is based on the Common Core Standards, driven to create an engaging and educational way to promote reading and create lifelong readers with great books to read and keep. Through reading, students will hone-in and perfect comprehension skills which will positively impact their reading and writing skills along with enhancing their career and college readiness. Students will focus on comprehension through main and key ideas and details, text structure, context clues, along with text development and integration of their knowledge and ideas; all to strengthen and build their presentation of knowledge.  This course encourages students who love reading (or haven't discovered they do just yet) to engage in meaningful discussions while sharing thoughts, feelings and higher order thinking in small group, whole group and individual discussions.

Enrollment OPEN

Challenge Island - CI Road Trip USA©

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Challenge Island®
Dates:                    6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:              1 week
Time:                     9:00am – 11:00pm
Location:              Online
Tuition:                 $135

Pack your student’s suitcase for a cross-country STEAM adventure! Students will play and engineer their way from sea to shining sea: From the Statue of Liberty to Yosemite; from the Colorado Rockies to the Hawaiian Volcanoes; from the Great Lakes to the Golden Gate Bridge; From the theme parks of Orlando to the red carpets of Hollywood. Through the use of critical thinking and a variety of materials, this imagination-fueled engineering-filled excursion across the USA promises to have campers smiling from coast to coast.

Enrollment OPEN

Challenge Island - Slime-topia©

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Challenge Island®
Grade Level:        K- 5
Dates:                    6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
Time:                      9:00am – 11:00pm
Location:              Online
Tuition:                  $135 per week 

Because you can never have enough slime! Introducing a brand new ooey, gooey, squishy, squashy slime-drenched camp extravaganza! Students will learn the science behind the slime while making at least 10 different kinds of the addictively playful polymer: From butter to bubble; from crunchy to munchy; from fluffy to floamy – we’ve got your student covered (in slime, that is!). Don’t miss out on this Challenge Island Bestselling Camp!

Enrollment - OPEN

Challenge Island - STEAM Tank Entrepreneurs

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Challenge Island®
Grade Level:        K - 5
Dates:                   6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26
Sessions:   
         1 week
Time:                    9:00am – 11:00am
Location:             Online
Tuition:                $135

Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! Using a variety of provided materials and their boundless imaginations, student “tribes” will design, create and open new businesses and associated product lines every day: From pet shops to restaurants to fashion and sporting goods stores; from ice cream parlors to toy stores to pop-up holiday shops. Can you convince the city planners that your tribe’s business belongs in the new Challenge Island Mall? Don’t miss out on this-one-of a kind entrepreneurial experience.

Enrollment OPEN

Chess Academy - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Level:         K- 5
Dates:                     Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12
                                 Week 2 - 6/1, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
                                 Week 3 - 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/24, 6/25
Time:   
                   Beginners - Daily @ 10 - 11.30am
                                 Intermediate - Daily @ 12 - 1.30pm
                                 Advanced - Daily @ 3 - 4.30pm
Tuition:                 $135 per level for 1 week

BEGINNERS CLASS

The beginner class is designed for students who have not played chess before. The course will teach students the fundamental principles of the game. Kids will learn how to move pieces, capture, attack, and deliver checkmate. Lessons will include fun interactive activity with Dr. Dinosaur ( a popular chess application for young players) as well as puzzles and simultaneous games against the teacher.

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INTERMEDIATE CLASS

The class is designed for young players who have basic knowledge of chess. Tactics (forks, pins, skewers, discovered attack). Students will continue with more sophisticated techniques as well as chess strategy. Lessons are followed by tournament games (kids play against each other), and include simultaneous games vs. instructors (one instructors plays against 3-4 students at the same time).

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ADVANCED CLASS

The class is designed for students with  good understanding of chess tactics and some tournament experience. Lessons are based on famous games played by World champions, and include puzzles, analysis, tournament games, and simultaneous games vs. instructors.

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Common Core Reading Comprehension

Instructor:        Angelina Jennaro, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     1 – 3
Dates:                 Week 1 -  6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
                             Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Time:                  10:30 – 11:30 am
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $85/week 

Reading is a skill and through reading, we can learn about anything and everything. The better you understand what you read, the better you will do in school, in your job, and in your life.  Students will read Fiction, Nonfiction and Informational text types to enhance their comprehension abilities and process content using higher level thinking. Students will work in peer discussion groups learning and perfecting skills in: identifying the main idea and supporting details, sequencing, relating experiences in a text with real-life experiences and events, asking meaningful questions in order to understand text, and answer questions about a text.  Together we will perfect comprehension skills in a dynamic collaborative environment while having fun and building confidence and motivation through reading.

Enrollment OPEN

Genre Writing for Primary w/Ms. Littlejohn

Instructor:        Elizabeth Littlejohn, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Dates:                Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12
                            Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Time:                 9:00 – 10:00 am
Duration:         1 hour
Location:         Online
Tuition:            $85/week 

Does your child love writing? Could they improve their skills? If either is the case, this is the course for them! We will explore the different genres of writing, practice grammar and sentence structure, and have fun along the way! This course introduces elementary students to longer forms of writing. It prepares students for essay writing by engaging them in the process of writing various types of paragraphs such as personal narrative, opinion, and informative. We will review the main concepts to accelerate your child's writing skills for the school year to come!

Enrollment OPEN

Level 2 Galactic Scratch Camp

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Dates:                  Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12 
                              Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
                              Week 3 - 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26
Time:                   3:00 – 4:20 PM
Duration:           1 hour 20 minutes
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $120 per week

 Do you know how Scratch works but don’t think you’re ready for intense projects yet? No problem!  Through this camp, you will be utilizing the program of Scratch for more fun projects for those who have taken coding classes in the past but want to learn more to become an advanced student! Through the use of familiar space themed characters, students will develop exciting and unique projects. With Scratch, the possibilities to create are endless!  

Experience Level:1 year, or less, experience with Scratch (or has been in our coding classes for this year only).

Enrollment OPEN

MediKids: Health Matters Camp

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Gurus Education
Grade Level:    K – 5
Dates:                 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26
Time:                  1:00 – 3:00pm
Duration:           2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $165

Get your children excited about anatomy and essentials of medicine: Healthy Habits, Personal Hygiene, Eating Right, Exercising, how to take care of their wounds and injuries, and much more. This fun and informative camp teaches kids essentials of the human body through various fun activities. Children will focus on comparing nutrition labels, count bones from X-rays, check pulse rates and learn much more about their bodies. This course may even spark an interest in your children towards medical & science.

 FUN, INSPIRING AND EXCITING!

Enrollment OPEN

Public Speaking with Confidence and Debating Skills: Around the World in 5 Days!

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Gurus Education
Grade Level:     1 – 5
Dates:                 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Time:                  1:00 – 3:00pm
Duration:           2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $165

Bring out the confidence in your children with this week’s theme: “Around the World in 5 Days”. Each day kids will present concept-based speeches while learning the facts and cultures of different parts of the world through watching videos and having discussions. They will participate in various activities, debates and give persuasive presentations, using props and visuals virtually. They will get digital and hands on experience with  creative writing and expressing their opinions effectively!!

Learning becomes FUN & EXCITING!

Enrollment OPEN

Yoga: Adventures Around the World

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:     1 – 5
Days/Dates:     Monday – Thursday
                             June 8 – June 18       
Time:                 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Duration:         1 hour
Location:          Online
Tuition:             $135

Travel the world through Yoga! We will explore the habitat, animals, and culture of all 7 continents through our yoga practice. Go on an African Safari and create giraffe, lion, and monkey poses. Find your serenity in the majestic Taj Mahal, be a Sphinx or a Pyramid in Egypt…the possibilities are as far as imagination can stretch. Yoga is the practice of bringing together the mind, body and breath. Yoga is also a playful practice that imitates the natural world. Most of the poses are named after animals or things we find in nature. Combining yoga and imaginative play is a wonderful way to awaken curiosity and movement in children. We will use our imaginations to explore movement and stillness through yoga poses and mindful breathing techniques. Feel free to join your yogis on the mat to help you awaken your inner child too!

  • Yoga is all encompassing- anyone at any physical ability can practice. 
  • Yoga fosters a sense of self and community. 
  • Yoga will teach our children to stop and think before reacting.  
  • Yoga increases focus and concentration
  • Yoga will reduce overall stress
  • Yoga sparks joy!

Enrollment OPEN

Sharks, Snakes & Monkeys, Oh My! Researching Earth’s Biospheres

Instructor:        Elizabeth Littlejohn, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 3
Dates:                 Week 1 - 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12
                             Week 2 - 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Time:                  10:30 – 11:30 am
Duration:          1 hour
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $85/week 

Let's go on an exciting adventure from the depths of the oceans, all the way to the tallest tree tops! In this course, we will explore life in Earth's different biospheres. We will dive into the ocean, brave the desert, and swing through the rainforest. Students will learn through fun research and creative art. Students will share and present the wild adventure they encountered in the biosphere studied. We will collaborate and work together to become experts on a wide variety of animals that inhabit these interesting places on our Earth! 

Enrollment OPEN

Week 1

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner Cafe Art
Grade Level:        K- 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition                 Enroll 1 week                                 Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses (3 wks) & SAVE
                             $325 Early Bird                               $915
                             $340 After March 31                     $930 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17                         $945 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8                           $960 After June 8 

In this week-long, multi-media class we will explore art in the rainforest. Chamelions, Parrots, Sloths, Rain sticks, Rainforest in a Jar, Pythons and so much more.

Media Examples:  Watercolor, Acrylic Painting of Canvas, Ceramic Painting, String Art, Oil Pastel, Chalk Pastel, Paper, Sharpie, Marker, colored Pencils, fused glass, Tempura and Woodburning. (we will cover most but possibly not all media)

Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses and save money  - Rainforest Art, Succulent Garden and Seven Wonders of the World.

Enroll - Waitlsit*      All 3 Cafe Art Courses - Waitlist*

Week 2

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner Cafe Art
Grade Level:        K- 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition                 Enroll 1 week                               Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses (3 wks) & SAVE
                             $325 Early Bird                            $915
                             $340 After March 31                  $930 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17                      $945 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8                        $960 After June 8 

In this week-long class students will design and make their own succulent Garden/potted planter, Ceramic Gnome or Fairy, popsicle stick furniture, melted bead stepstones, Air-Dry clay critters, we will put them all together to make a planter and plant succulents in the planter, as well as a garden related project or two, including a wood burn project, canvas painting and fused Glass.

Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses and save money  - Rainforest Art, Succulent Garden and Seven Wonders of the World.

Enroll -  Waitlist*      All 3 Cafe Art Courses - Waitlist*

2 week course

Instructor:           Molly McCrory and Monica Chinn, Amador Elementary Teachers
Grade Level:        K-1
Sessions:             Weeks 1 & 2
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition                  $630 Early Bird
                              $645 After March 31 
                              $660 After May 17 
                              $675 After June 8 

When summer is o-fish-ally here, join Ms. McCrory and Miss Chinn in this awesome ocean STEAM course! We will explore the 7 seas and learn about this unique habitat and the captivating creatures that inhabit it. We will study sharks, dolphins, sting rays, sea horses, starfish, sea turtles, octopi, jellyfish, and many more. Grab your sunblock, your snorkel, and let's dive in! Students will take away "Ocean Adventure Book" full of facts and a craft or art piece with each animal they learn about. We plan on transforming our classroom into an ocean and want to invite all families to come explore our fin-tastic transformation with their child as their scuba guide on the last day of this two-week summer course. We hope your child leaves this course as happy as a clam.

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Week 1

Please note this course can be either a 1, 2 or 3 week course

Instructor:           Elizabeth Littlejohn and Angelina Jennaro, Amador Elementary Teachers
Grade Level:        K - 5
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Enroll 1 week                                                        Enroll in all 3 Weeks AND SAVE
                             $325 Early Bird                                                     $915
                             $340 After March 31                                            $930 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17                                                $945 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8                                                  $960 After June 8 

A healthy body helps create a healthy mind. In this course, your child will learn how to integrate cooking, nutrition, and exercise into their lives in order to be the healthiest they can be. Immerse your children in one, two, or three weeks of hands-on fun. Each day, kids will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love, discovering new ones, and making new friends too. We can’t wait to get young chefs rolling, baking, cutting, discovering foods, and more unforgettable activities. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make! Plus, in our final class, kids get a chance to show off all the skills they’ve learned with a friendly Mystery Box team competition. Designed for grades K-5, our all-new summer series will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new.

Young chefs will enjoy generous samples of each delicious dish and take home a packet of recipes. Share your love of cooking and boost your child’s confidence in the kitchen with a culinary experience they’ll never forget.

Aside from cooking, to build healthy humans, it's important we teach them nutritional education and how to enjoy exercise. We will spend time doing activities to promote healthy nutrition such as learning how to read food labels so they have the skills to make healthy choices at home, discussing which nutrients their bodies need to function at their highest potential, and exploring the food pyramid to maintain good health. Additionally, we will play fun sports to teach the balance between food, nutrients, and exercise emphasizing the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle.

Enroll Week 1 - Waitlist*   All 3 Weeks - Waitlist*

Week 3

Please note this course can be either a 1, 2 or 3 week course

Instructor:           Elizabeth Littlejohn and Angelina Jennaro, Amador Elementary Teachers
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Enroll 1 week                                                        Enroll in all 3 Weeks AND SAVE
                             $325 Early Bird                                                     $915
                             $340 After March 31                                            $930 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17                                                $945 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8                                                  $960 After June 8 

A healthy body helps create a healthy mind. In this course, your child will learn how to integrate cooking, nutrition, and exercise into their lives in order to be the healthiest they can be. Immerse your children in one, two, or three weeks of hands-on fun. Each day, kids will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love, discovering new ones, and making new friends too. We can’t wait to get young chefs rolling, baking, cutting, discovering foods, and more unforgettable activities. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make! Plus, in our final class, kids get a chance to show off all the skills they’ve learned with a friendly Mystery Box team competition. Designed for grades K-5, our all-new summer series will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new.

Young chefs will enjoy generous samples of each delicious dish and take home a packet of recipes. Share your love of cooking and boost your child’s confidence in the kitchen with a culinary experience they’ll never forget.

Aside from cooking, to build healthy humans, it's important we teach them nutritional education and how to enjoy exercise. We will spend time doing activities to promote healthy nutrition such as learning how to read food labels so they have the skills to make healthy choices at home, discussing which nutrients their bodies need to function at their highest potential, and exploring the food pyramid to maintain good health. Additionally, we will play fun sports to teach the balance between food, nutrients, and exercise emphasizing the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle.

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Week 2

Please note this course can be either a 1, 2 or 3 week course

Instructor:           Elizabeth Littlejohn and Angelina Jennaro, Amador Elementary Teachers
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Enroll 1 week                                                        Enroll in all 3 Weeks AND SAVE
                             $325 Early Bird                                                     $915
                             $340 After March 31                                            $930 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17                                                $945 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8                                                  $960 After June 8 

A healthy body helps create a healthy mind. In this course, your child will learn how to integrate cooking, nutrition, and exercise into their lives in order to be the healthiest they can be. Immerse your children in one, two, or three weeks of hands-on fun. Each day, kids will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love, discovering new ones, and making new friends too. We can’t wait to get young chefs rolling, baking, cutting, discovering foods, and more unforgettable activities. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make! Plus, in our final class, kids get a chance to show off all the skills they’ve learned with a friendly Mystery Box team competition. Designed for grades K-5, our all-new summer series will boost your child’s kitchen confidence, all while having fun trying something new.

Young chefs will enjoy generous samples of each delicious dish and take home a packet of recipes. Share your love of cooking and boost your child’s confidence in the kitchen with a culinary experience they’ll never forget.

Aside from cooking, to build healthy humans, it's important we teach them nutritional education and how to enjoy exercise. We will spend time doing activities to promote healthy nutrition such as learning how to read food labels so they have the skills to make healthy choices at home, discussing which nutrients their bodies need to function at their highest potential, and exploring the food pyramid to maintain good health. Additionally, we will play fun sports to teach the balance between food, nutrients, and exercise emphasizing the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle.

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Week 3

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner Cafe Art
Grade Level:        K- 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition                  Enroll 1 week                              Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses (3 wks) & SAVE
                              $325 Early Bird                           $915
                              $340 After March 31                 $930 After March 31
                              $355 After May 17                     $945 After May 17 
                              $370 After June 8                       $960 After June 8 

Considering that six of the seven wonders of the ancient world do not exist anymore, we will explore and learn about the seven wonders of modern world, otherwise known as the New 7 Wonders. 1.  Great  Wall of China, 2. Petra, 3. Christ the Redeemer, 4.  Machu Picchu, 5. Chicken Itza, 6. Colosseum, 7. Taj Mahal.  We will explore these wonders, and specific art styles within the wonders, throughout the week and re-create portions of these works through our art.  At the end of the week, we may even create an eighth wonder of our own.

Media Examples:  Watercolor, Acrylic Painting of Canvas, Ceramic Painting, String Art, Oil Pastel, Chalk Pastel, Paper, Sharpie, Marker, colored Pencils, Popsicle Stick structure, Lick N Sticks, Tempura and Woodburning (we will cover most but possibly not all media) 

Enroll in all 3 Cafe Art Courses and save money  - Rainforest Art, Succulent Garden and Seven Wonders of the World.

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1 week 

Instructor:           Ms Allison Tomcik, Kolb ElementaryTeacher
Grade Level:        3- 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $325 Early Bird
                             $340 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8

Your child will be working with a variety of materials in a STEAM makerspace focusing on different engineering tasks. Students will come up with different ways to construct a project. They will then test their projects and make any necessary improvements. From there, students will begin to work on Tinkercad to create 3D designs. In addition, students will learn how to do computer coding via GoogleCSFirst, Scratch, Code.org etc.

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Week 2

Instructor:           Allison Tomcik, Kolb Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:        3 - 5
Sessions:             1 week 
Time:                    8.45am - 12.45pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $325 Early Bird
                             $340 After March 31
                             $355 After May 17 
                             $370 After June 8

In this course, students will work on their narrative writing skills. Students will get guided instruction through the writing process which will culminate with a typed piece. In this case, the publishing will be in the form of typing. Additionally, students will work on their typing skills. It will focus on helping students learn the proper techniques for typing so that they can move away from pecking at the keys. Additionally, students will learn how to properly set up a document for typing. Ensuring that we focus on proper spacing before and after punctuation. This course will allow students to become quicker at typing which will allow them to produce written work at a faster pace. This will also help prepare students for SBAC testing. If time permits, students will take a narrative writing piece and create a storyboard which they can then code using Scratch or Scratch Jr. 

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Instructor:           Ms Elizabeth Littlejohn, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:        2 - 5
Sessions:             3 weeks 
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $370                                           

In this hands-on course, students will explore the many animals and biomes of planet Earth. Each week, students will focus on a biome and the animals that live in this biome. Students will read and research using books and technology to write narrative, informational, and opinion papers corresponding to the animals they study. This will help your student to reinforce the Lucy Caulkin's and Benchmark Advance writing curriculum used throughout the school year as well as assist them in writing quality responses for SBAC Testing. They will also have the opportunity to practice, rehearse, and critique presentation skills which are such important tools for career and college readiness! Students will get to explore their creativity and their fine arts skills in weekly watercolor or pastel pieces. Come join us for this amazing animals adventure!

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Week 1

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Bricks-4-Kidz
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 $405
                              After May 31 - $420

Do you think building is awesome? How about building with Emmet and Lucy?! Then you won’t want to miss the course! Join Emmet, Lucy, Unicorn Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from super-gluing the world. Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build motorized models, 3D figure models and mosaics. They’ll love playing fun games and doing cool crafts based on The LEGO® Movie and its sequel. Whether you take an imaginary ride on Metal Beard’s ship or Emmet’s double-decker couch, be sure to get on over to Bricks 4 Kidz where building is awesome! Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture through building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, mosaics, and 3D figure build.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

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Week 3

Instructor:           Ms Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:        2 - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $370

Students will have the opportunity to produce visual projects utilizing stop motion and green screen technology. Students will use clay, paper, and props as well as their own live action skills to create visual projects, art for screen-casts, and short films. Content for projects will be student driven and teacher facilitated. Students will be able to save their projects in a digital portfolio to share with their families and friends.

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Week 1

Instructor:           Ms Denise Fisher, Murray Teacher
Grade Level:        3 - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 $370

In this interdisciplinary course, students will create their own city based on the world of geometry. Each day the students will be taught a basic geometry lesson that may include lines, angles, polygons, and solid figures which will serve as the basis for that day’s creations. Students will learn the elements of art when creating design plans for their city such as the Pipes of Polygonopolis or drawing the citizens of Quadrilateralville. Using engineering practices, our young city designers will work collaboratively to ask questions, plan and carry out investigations, and communicate solutions back to the class as they attempt to build structures for their ever growing city. Technology will be incorporated to plan out design solutions and create a travel brochure in a means of attracting visitors to their magnificent mathematical Metropolis.

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3 week class

Instructor:           Ms Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:        2 - 5
Sessions:             3 weeks 
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $945
                              After May 31 - $960

Take your writing and speaking to another level while transforming your skills into Google Docs and Slides. In this course, students will enhance their typing skills. Students will learn how to use Google Docs and Slides, and create typed documents, presentations, and slides. We will investigate areas of science via STEAM while applying these newly learned ideas to technology. On week 3, students will bring all these masterpieces to life by creating a handmade book (hand sewn and decorated) to share and have as a keepsake for years to come. Ready yourself for the future and build your new documents and slide presentations. Varying skill experience is welcome and encouraged. 

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Week 1

Instructor:           Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $350
                              After March 31 - $365
                              After April 30 - $380
                              After May 31 - $395

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! Coders will discover how computers think through fun interactive games and basic computer coding. After mastering the processing style of a computer, coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana! Students will also take time to step away from the screen and engage in “unplugged” activities like Robot Artist or Paper Plane Coding to deepen their computational thinking skills. Finally, coders also get to take part in 3D game design! Learn the complex methods used to take your game design to the next dimension!"

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Week 2

Instructor:           Ms Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:        2- 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 $355
                              After May 31 - $370

Successful students need to be able to solve open ended problems with the inquiry model of problem solving to be successful in the 21st Century. In this class, the students will be detectives who investigate mysteries. They will observe, inspect, and conduct hands-on science tests to help solve conundrums. This class is sure to have your detective using critical thinking skills while experiencing science inquiry skills in a real-life application. Future ready thinkers need to be innovative and have original ideas. Students will grow their creative thinking skills with projects that are 2 and 3 dimensional. Students will create a digital portfolio of their work.

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Week 2

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Bricks-4-Kidz
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                $405
                              After May 31 - $420

Prepare to enter the enchanting, imaginary world of wizards and dragons. Students will love building their favorite wizard and his magical snowy owl. They will even build a motorized model to make him fly on his broomstick! Watch out for dragons in the sky as well. Luckily Toothless and his fellow good dragons aren’t looking to hurt anyone, they just need some training! You won’t want to miss this magical experience, packed with building and imagination! Each day will offer something new including characters from the movies! Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture through building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, mosaics, and 3D figure build.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

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Week 2 and Week 3

Instructor:           Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $350 
                              After March 31 - $365
                              After April 30 - $380
                              After May 31 - $395

Enter the exciting world of chess! This camp is designed to bring a challenge to all players, from beginner to expert. To advance through our leveled curriculum, campers learn new tactics progressively: from skewers to endgames and far beyond. Higher level campers will work towards playing chess blindfolded! Other challenges include Bug House (team chess), computer simulations, and a tournament at the end of the camp. Pieces, boards, and prizes are all provided. Our professional chess educators will help everyone achieve “Success Through Chess!"

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Week 3

Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Bricks-4-Kidz
Grade Level:        K - 5
Sessions:             1 week
Time:                    8.30am - 12.30pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $375 
                              After March 31 - $390
                              After April 30 - $405
                              After May 31 - $420

Join us on this fun adventure! This camp is filled with a variety of awesome model builds from your favorite movies. LEGO® enthusiasts will build to infinity and beyond with Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Their pig, dinosaur, and potato head friends are sure to be part of the fun as well. Each day will offer something new including characters from the movies! Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture through building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, mosaics, and 3D figure build.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Book all 3 Bricks4Kidz classes and save money  - How to Train Your Dragon, Lego Movie 2 and Toy Story 4.

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