STEAM Summer Camp

Summer 2021

2021 STEAM Elementary Summer Camps Staying Online!

For the second year, we have decided to offer our elementary summer enrichment program in an online format. 

We are delighted to be able to offer one week and two weeks courses throughout most of the summer to students in Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  Our online courses will be open to students from all school districts.

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

Advanced Logic & Reasoning for Coding (2 Week Course)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       3 – 5
Time:                     10:00 – 11:00am
Sessions:              10 One-Hour Sessions
Day/Dates:          Week 3 & 4: June 21 – July 2  |  Monday to Friday
                                Week 8 & 9: July 26 - August 6  | Monday to Friday
Location:              Online
Tuition:                 $170 

Course Description:
This class is the last one in the pre-programming series where kids are encouraged to solve the problem building step-by-step flow of logic using graphical representation. It brings visual clarity, helps to communicate the logic and reasoning behind the solution being proposed. It also helps teams collaborate and helps correct the solution before investing time to develop it. It is one of the fundamental skill development courses for all problem solving and logic related STREAM learning like computer science-based programming such as Python, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and developing technologies. 

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Advanced SuperScratch Camp (2 Week Course)

Instructor:        Code to the Future
Grade Level:     2 – 5
Time:                   9:00 – 10:30am
Days/Dates:       Week 1 & 2: June 7 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                               Week 3 & 4: June 21 – July 2  | Monday to Friday
                               Week 6 & 7: July 12 – 23  |  Monday to Friday
Duration:            1.5 hours
Location:             Online
Tuition:                $199

Course Description:
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: 2+ years in experience with Scratch (or been in our coding classes more than a year)

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

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Art Exploration

Instructor:        Angelina Jennaro, Amador Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:     2 – 5
Time:                  10:30am - Noon
Dates:                 Week 1:   June 7 – 11  | Monday to Friday
                             Week 2:   June 14 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                             Week 3:   June 21 – 25  | Monday to Friday  
Duration:          1 hour 30 minutes
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $135   

Course Description:
Explore and experience art through the eyes of local Bay Area artists while creating, practicing, and fostering your creative side. In this course we will learn directly from different local artists. We will hear about their personal journey with discovering their love for art, their creative process, art style, schooling, techniques, materials, experiences, tips, and tricks and so much more from these artists.  After our first-hand discovery we will then use what we have discovered as inspiration for creating art of our own.

*Please join me in 1, 2, or all 3 weeks of this summer course as the course will be different every week… let's get our creative juices flowing! 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Club

Instructor:        Pyxeda/AI Club Instructor
Grade Level:     4 – 5
Time:                   see below
Dates/Days:      Week 3: June 21 – 25  | Monday to Friday at 2:30 – 4:30pm
                              Week 4: June 28 – July 2  | Monday to Friday at 10:00am - Noon
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $250 

Course Description:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us. Kids today already use AI in digital assistants like Alexa, in movie recommendations and more. In this camp, kids learn what AI is, learn how AI works and how AI learns. They will build several AI’s of their own including a custom project which will inspired them for the future. Students will learn how AI is used in our daily lives with self-driving cars, smart phones and they will learn to train their own AI as well.

*Students can enroll in one session or both sessions as they will learn new material in each session.

Topics Covered in the AI Course

  • What is AI? What are different types of AI and how are AI’s build and used?
  • Create AI’s that learn from words and patterns.  They will build AI’s using Classification.
  • Learn to improve AI performance with better data and to gather examples to help AI learn.
  • Explore how AI is used in language translation and use a language translator to help understand another language.
  • Build an AI to predict the prices of cars and to help an AI learn about different cars.
  • See how an AI can recognize photos, drawings and tell the differences between pictures of cats and dogs.
  • Learn how AI’s can create brand new music.
  • Build your own AI project to describe animals.

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

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Beginner's Minescratch Camp (2 Week Course)

Instructor:         Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Time:                   Noon - 1:30pm   
Dates:                 Week 1 & 2:  June 7 – 18 | Monday to Friday
                              Week 3 & 4:  June 21 – July 2  | Monday to Friday
                              Week 6 & 7:  July 12 – 23  |  Monday to Friday
Duration:           1 hour 30 minutes
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $199

Course Description:
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).

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Being a Reader and Becoming a Creative Writer (8 Days)

Instructor:         Jennifer Moirao, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:      3 – 5
Time:                   3:00- 4:15pm   
Dates:                 Week 2 & 3:  June 14 – 24 | Monday to Thursday (No Friday classes)
Duration:           1 hour 15 minutes
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $165

Course Description:

  • 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 tell stories, write to discuss, respond to literature & debate issues, and write to inform! 


Creative writing is a traditional form of instruction & taps into your child's creative thought. While engaged in this program your child will learn new & different ways to express their thinking and their ideas. Meanwhile, they will learn the power of words, the proper use of grammar & the technical skills necessary to be a successful communicator in written form. These skills will advance their abilities for the next grade level & 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 & 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 30 minutes of writing, 30 minutes responding to literature, and 15 minutes of grammar/ language work. 

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Book Study at Breakfast

Instructor:        Angelina Jennaro, Amador Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      3 – 5
Time:                    9:00 – 10:00am
Dates:                  Week 1:   June 7 – 11   | Monday to Friday
                               Week 2:   June 14 – 18  |  Monday to Friday
                               Week 3:   June 21 – 25  | Monday to Friday 
Duration:            1 hour
Location:            Online
Tuition:                $90      

Course Description:

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.

*Students can enroll in 1, 2 or 3 sessions since a different book will be read each week and students will learn a variety of reading strategies and techniques.

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Café Art – Design & Paint a Six-Piece Ceramic Place Setting (2 Week Course)

Instructor:             Jean Wright from Café Art
Grade Level:          2 – 5
Time:                       9:00 – 10:15 am
Dates:                     Week 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                                 Week 6 & 7:   July 12 – 23  | Monday to Friday
                                 Week 9 & 10:  August 2 – 13  | Monday to Friday
Duration:              1 hour 15 minutes
Place:                     Online
Tuition:                  $170

Course Description: 
This class is designed for those students who love ceramic painting. In this class students will learn about design, color and elements of art. They will then paint a fully coordinated place setting of their own which will include a dinner plate, salad plate, snack plate, cereal bowl, tumbler and mug. By the end of the class students will have their own one-of-a-kind place setting to use at home and eat in style.

Student Supplied Materials Needed:  Colored Markers or Crayons or Colored Pencils; paper Towels or rag; bowl for water, workspace for art, pencil and eraser, and of course a computer device with internet to access the Zoom lesson.

DPIE Supplied Materials:  Planning and Design Workbook, ceramic paint, ceramic pieces, and a paintbrush.

Class Pick-Up/Drop Offs 

Materials:

  • Week 1 & 2:    Sunday, June 6, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 6 & 7:    Sunday, July 11, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 9 & 10:  Sunday, August 1, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot


Dates for Paint Pickup - To be announced

Dates for Drop-Off of Ceramics to be fired (after class 8-last class) - To be announced

Dates for Pick-Up of Fired Ceramics: - To be announced 

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Café Art – Mixed Media

Instructor:             Jeanne Wright, Café Art
Grade Level:          2 – 5
Time:                       10:30am - Noon
Dates:                      Week 1:   June 7 – 11  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 6:    July 12 – 16  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 9:    August 2 – 6  | Monday to Friday
Duration:               1 hour 30 minutes
Location:               Online
Tuition:                  $140 

Course Description:
Students will enjoy an introduction to the art of mixed media. They will learn how to up-cycle what we consider “trash” (advertisements, old books, magazines, envelopes, etc.) into beautiful art. Students will be introduced to art concepts such as composition, the rules of 3’s, and weight, while also learning how to craft tools and stamps. Projects include a picture frame, greeting cards, and a canvas board art. 

**Due to the nature of the craft supplies we will be using, it is highly recommended students wear old clothes or an apron and cover their workspace.



Students/Families to provide: coloring pencil, scissors, apron or covering to protect clothes, misc. paper collections (i.e. advertisements, tea bag envelopes, clothing tags, bottle caps, cardboard, any extra focal points or stickers that the student would like to use to personalize the project. printed images should be last pint and not inkjet)

DPIE/Cafe Art Supplied kit includes: frame, greeting cards, canvas board art, papers, mod lodge, brushes, paint, focal points, stickers, sharpie and a work mat.


NOTE: There will be a material pick-up and drop-off for this class the Sunday before class.

Pick-Up Dates

  • Week 1: June 6, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 6: July 11, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 9: August 1, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

Drop-Off Dates

  • Week 1: June 13, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 6: July 18, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 9: August 8, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

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Café Art – The Art of Summer

Instructor:             Julie Coching, Owner Café Art
Grade Level:          1 – 5
Time:                        10:00am - Noon
Dates:                      Week 3:   June 21 – 25  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 8:   July 26 – 30  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 10:   August 9 – 13  | Monday to Friday
Duration:                2 hours
Location:                 Online
Tuition:                    $180 

Course Description:
In this Multi-Media Art Class we will be creating a variety of art with a summer theme. We will be working with sharpies, markers, watercolor, tempura, clay and ceramics. Projects such as clay fish, Ceramic dish, Caribbean sunset, chalk sea turtles and many more.

Student/Family Supplies: watercolor, pencil and eraser, some type of coloring markers or pencils or crayons.

Café Art/DPIE will supply: ceramics, clay, sharpie, work mat, supplies specific to each project, paper, early finisher book and projects.

Note: This class will require a material pick-up the Sunday before class starts and a drop-off the Sunday after class ends.

 

Pick-Up Dates

  • Week 3:  June 20, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 8:   July 25, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 10:   August 8, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

 

Drop-Off Dates

  • Week 1:   June 27, 11 am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 8:  August 1, 11 am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 10:  August 15, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

 

Last Pick-Up Date – To be announced

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Café Art – WELCOME to Wood Art and Ceramics

Instructor:             Jeanne Nakano from Café Art
Grade Level:          1 – 5
Time:                       10:30am - Noon
Dates:                      Week 2: June 14 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 7: July 19 – 23  | Monday to Friday
                                   Week 10: August 9 – 13  | Monday to Friday
Duration:                1 hour 30 minutes
Location:                 Online
Tuition:                    $140

Course Description: 
In this class the kids will paint 12 seasonal ceramic pieces (about 3”), such as a New Year’s Eve hat, Valentine heart and St. Paddy’s Day Shamrock. They will paint a welcome board sign using stencils.   Kids can free paint while also learning new ideas and painting techniques and styles for each piece of work.

 

Student Supplied Materials Needed:  Colored Markers or Crayons or Colored Pencils; paper Towels or rag; bowl for water, workspace for art, pencil and eraser, and of course a computer device with internet and zoom account. 

DPIE Supplied Materials:  Planning and Design Workbook, ceramic paint, 12 ceramic pieces, paintbrush, pipette, wood board, twine (string) for hanging, stencils and magnets.  Choice of Tempura or acrylic black paint. 

NOTE – Pick Up & Drop-Off Dates

Materials:

  • Week 2:    Sunday, June 13, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 7:   Sunday, July 18, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 10:  Sunday, August 8, 11am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

Dates for Drop-Off Ceramics to be fired:

  • Week 2: Sunday, June 20, 11 am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 7:  Sunday, July 25, 11 am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot
  • Week 10: Sunday, August 15, 11 am – Noon, Cottonwood Creek Parking Lot

 

2nd Material Pick-Up Date – To be announced

Dates for Pick-Up of Ceramics:  To be announced

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Instructor:           Licensed Instructor from Challenge Island®
Grade Level:        K - 5
Time:                      10:00am – Noon
Dates:                    Week 7:  July 19 – 23  | Monday to Friday
                                 Week 9:   August 2 – 6  | Monday to Friday 
Duration:              2 hours
Location:
               Online
Tuition:                  $135 per week 

Course Description:
Welcome to Slimtopia – an ooey, gooey, squishy, squashy, slippery, stretchy slim-drenched camp extravaganza! Learn the science behind the slime while you make at least 10 different kinds of the addictively playful polymer: From butter to bubble; from crunchy to munchy; from fluffy to floamy from unicorn to color-changing we’ve got you and your tribe covered (in slime, that is!). Don’t miss out on this Challenge Island bestseller!

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Chess Academy Courses for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Players

Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Level:         K- 5
Dates:                     Monday to Friday - see dates below.
Time:   
                   10:00 - 11:30am
Tuition:                 $135 Per Week

BEGINNERS CLASS
The class is designed for kids who have never played chess before.  Students will learn moves & values of chess pieces, ways to capture, attack and defend, as well as basic tactics and checkmates. Easy instructions are followed by questionnaires on the real-time chess board where students solve puzzles and receive points. Children play against the coach at the end of each class during simultaneous games. Chess Tournament at the end of the week

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

Week 1:   June 7 – 11
Week 2:   June 14 – 18

INTERMEDIATE CHESS
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 instructor plays against all students at the same time). The program also includes Bughouse tournaments. 

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

Week 1:   June 7 – 11
Week 2:   June 14 – 18
Week 3:   June 21 – 25
Week 4:   June 28 – July 2
Week 6:   July 12 – 16

ADVANCED CHESS
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, chess and bughouse tournament games, and simultaneous games vs. instructors. Winners of the final tournaments receive the USCF (United States Chess Federation) 1-year membership. 

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

Week 1:   June 7 – 11
Week 2:   June 14 – 18
Week 3:   June 21 – 25
Week 4:   June 28 – July 2
Week 6:   July 12 – 16

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Develop your Superpower: Make Powerful Presentations

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Gurus Education
Grade Level:    1 – 4
Time:                  10:00am – Noon
Dates:                 Week 6: July 12 – July 16  | Monday to Friday
Duration:           2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $180

Course Description:
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 Super heroes but also understand the dedication of real life heroes! Children master to present with confidence and connect with the audience fluently, by presenting with props, expressions and through games & debates. This course is full of challenging concepts and intriguing activities.

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

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NEW!! Empowering Youth to Embrace Confidence

Instructor:        Gurus Education East Bay
Grade Level:      1 – 4
Time:                   10:00am – Noon
Days/Dates:       Week 2: June 14 – 18  | Monday to Friday
Duration:             2 hours
Location:              Online
Tuition:                 $180

Course Description: 
Confident speakers articulate themselves clearly. Learning how to express oneself with conviction and persuasion has immeasurable benefits in school, family and life. Our camp will provide your child with the instruction, interaction, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations with lesser anxiety. We will enhance student’s communication skills through various activities, games, poem recitations and impromptu story telling!! They will learn to enjoy speaking to any size audience on any occasion confidently!

We make ONLINE learning EASY & FUN!!!

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HOW TO: Become a Better Reader for Primary Students (2 Week Course)

Instructor:        Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Elementary Teacher 
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Time:                   3:10 – 4:10pm
Day/Dates:        Weeks 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18   |   Monday – Friday
Duration:           1 hour
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $165 

Course Description:
How do you become a better reader? You read! 

In this course, students will be learning and practicing comprehension skills using games and discussions using a reader’s workshop model. This will enhance their reading comprehension abilities which encourages higher level collaborative reading and meta-cognitive strategies. 


Students will be reading two grade level appropriate texts. They will practice comparing and contrasting the characters, setting, and themes throughout texts. Other strategies they will learn and use include: predicting, connecting, asking questions, monitoring, inferring, summarizing, and evaluating. Students will rotate through different roles, working together to engage in the text, to further enrich their vocabulary and literature skills. Students will develop their communication and comprehension skills throughout this course and leave with a new love of reading! 

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HOW TO: Become a Better Writer (2 Week Course)

Instructor:        Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Elementary Teacher 
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Time:                   2:00 – 3:00pm
Day/Dates:        Weeks 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18   |   Monday – Friday
Duration:           1 hour
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $165 

Course Description:
Every year students will be asked to write a narrative, a true story from their life. At a young age, we can give our children a head-start to be successful in this genre of writing. This class will provide them with the proper tools and resources to be great writers. 

Ms Stacy Alveraz, Kolb Elementary


In this course, students will learn the basics of narrative writing. They will learn the structure of a narrative and how to bring their stories to life.  They will engage in learning activities that help them feel confident with their writing, learn how to write with strong grammatical skills, draft, edit, and revise their own writing. At the end of the course, they will have two published narratives to share and to refer to when they are writing this genre in their classroom.

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Learn tips to become a Successful Speaker & Effective Writer

Instructor:         Gurus Education, Eastbay
Grade Level:      1 – 4
Time:                   10am - Noon   
Dates:                  Week 9:  August 2 - 6 | Monday to Friday
Duration:             2 hours
Location:              Online
Tuition:                 $199

Course Description:
Make your biggest fear, your greatest triumph!!

Public speaking is about channeling your knowledge outward in an effective way. Developing communication and persuasive skills are the most important aspects of speech and writing! This camp will help students enhance their writing, active listening, & communication skills through various activities, games, and impromptu discussions on interesting topics!! They will learn to know exactly what to do when speaking to any size audience on any occasion in any format.

We make learning EASY & FUN!!!

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Lego Robotics for Primary Students (2 Week Course)

Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     1 – 4
Time:                  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Dates:                 Week 1:   June 7 - 18  |  Monday to Friday
                              Week 6:  July 12 – July 16  | Monday to Friday
Duration:           1 hours
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $220 

Course Description:
Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project.

NOTE:  It will be necessary to schedule a pick-up time so your child will have the needed materials to participate in this class.  The pick-up time will be communicated to you prior to the start of the program. Parents will be financially responsible for lost or broken equipment.

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Level 2 Galactic Scratch Camp (2 Week Course)

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Time:                   3:00 – 4:30pm
Dates:                  Weeks 1 & 2: June 7 – 18   |  Monday - Friday
                               Weeks 3 & 4: June 21 – July 2  | Monday – Friday
                               Weeks 6 & 7: July 12 – 23  | Monday – Friday
Duration:           1 hour 30 minutes
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $199

Course Description:
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)

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

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Life Skills: Public Speaking & MEDIKIDS (4 days)

Instructor:        Licensed Instructor from Gurus Education
Grade Level:     1 – 5
Time:                  2:00 – 4:00pm
Dates:                 Week 6:   July 6 – 9 | Tuesday to Friday
Duration:           2 hours
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $145

Course Description:
A comprehensive Program building smart confident students by teaching them essential life-skills: in the areas of Public Speaking, Writing, Nutrition and Personal Hygiene!

Public speaking is about channeling your knowledge outward confidently in an effective way. We will teach presentation skills and creative writing using fun activities and thoughtful topics in 8 easy steps.

The pandemic has taught us the importance of healthy habits in our lives. We will focus on a fun medical program learning personal hygiene, healthy habits, anatomy of body, check pulse rates, read X-rays, etc.

Educational & Exciting Combo Camp!!

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Logic and Reasoning (2 Week Course)

Instructor:         CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:      1 – 2
Time:                   10:00 – 11:00am
Dates:                  Week 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                               Week 6 & 7:   July 12 – 23  |  Monday to Friday
Duration:           1 hour
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $170

Course Description:
This class will be a fun and interactive way of developing logical and organized thinking to younger kids. This is a fundament skill development course which will serve as the building blocks for all problem solving and logic related learning. This ‘Logic and Reasoning’ class is part of “Pre-Programming” track which teaches key concepts that are essential in today’s world where technology skills play a crucial role. These topics also give exposure to students for skills tested for most gifted and talented evaluations. Topics include verbal and numerical reasoning, logical deduction (coding-decoding) and Image sequencing. The class will serve as a wonderful foundational class that will enhance your child’s ability to think in a logical sequence.

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Logic & Reasoning for Flow Charting (2 Week Course)

Instructor:         CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:      3 – 5
Time:                   11:15 – 12:15pm
Dates:                  Week 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                               Week 6 & 7:   July 12 – 23  |  Monday to Friday
Duration:           1 hour
Location:            Online
Tuition:               $170

Course Description:

This is a fundamental skill development course for all problem solving and logic related STREAM learning like computer science-based programming such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and developing technologies. It is part of our ‘Pre-Programming’ track to help with a step by step understanding building blocks of flowchart creation and coding with any programming language. These concepts also provide exposure to topics that are used to evaluate any gifted and talented students (for example, CogAT, GATE, TAG to name a few). Example of these topics are verbal and non-verbal pattern recognition, numerical deduction, spatial reasoning, logical and conditional operators, jumbled codes.

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Paint Nature’s Beauty through Public Speaking and Creative Writing

Instructor:        Gurus Education East Bay
Grade Level:     1 – 4
Time:                  10:00 – Noon
Dates:                 Week 1:  June 7 - 11  | Monday to Friday
Duration:            2 hours
Location:            Online
Tuition:                $180                       

Course Description:
Being able to communicate effectively and confidently has immeasurable benefits in students’ professional and personal lives. This camp will help students structure their thoughts to express their opinions with confidence while understanding the growth and development in living things: like weather, organisms, landforms (all part of nature) through visuals. We use fun projects and activities inspired by nature, to teach various writing and debating strategies. We make learning exciting and effective with this I love Nature Camp! 

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Instructor:        Challenge Island

Grade Level:    K- 6

Time:               10:00am – Noon

Days/Dates:    Week 7: July 19 – 23  | Monday to Friday

                         Week 9: August 2 – 6  |  Monday to Friday
Sessions:        2 hours

Location:         Online

Class Size:      10/20

Tuition:            $135 

Course Description:

Welcome to Slimtopia – an ooey, gooey, squishy, squashy, slippery, stretchy slim-drenched camp extravaganza! Learn the science behind the slime while you make at least 10 different kinds of the addictively playful polymer: From butter to bubble; from crunchy to munchy; from fluffy to floamy from unicorn to color-changing we’ve got you and your tribe covered (in slime, that is!). Don’t miss out on this Challenge Island bestseller!

 

Stop Motion Animation (2 Week Course)

Instructor:           CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:        3 - 5
Time:                    11:15am – 12:15pm
Dates:                   Week 3 & 4:   June 21 – July 2  |  Monday to Friday
                                Week 8 & 9:   July 26 – August 6  |  Monday to Friday
Location:             Online
Tuition:                $189

Course Description:
Everyone has a story to tell. Make yours memorable with Frames. Combine imagination, art and technological skills to create stop motion animation projects to share at your school, with family or with friends. Learn how to use cool special effects while creating your project that will be the envy of all your friends. You will learn how to use stop motion as can be seen in many popular movies such as Kubo, Missing Link, Boxtrolls, and even Robocop. During the course you will learn the step-by-step instructions, from video editing to the compilation of pictures, to make your own movie.

  • Master the creative foundational skills of stop motion animation and graphic design concepts
  • Project-based, instructor guided class. Students work on 135 frame movie from inception to publishing the movie
  • Final project involves envisioning concept, script writing and development (visual & sound editing, frame rates, frame duration, shapes, adding nodes, pan & zoom,  animating texts etc.). Presentation and peer evaluation in the last class
  • Introduction to different animation styles (Claymation, object, cut-out and pixilation) through examples and discussion. Our program promotes out of the box thinking, observing, communicating and reflecting

Prerequisite: Windows or Mac laptop

Software: Families will be sent a code to use to download software prior to the start of class.

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NEW! TED Talk for Kids!! Learn the Art of Presenting with Persuasion!

Instructor:        Gurus Education East Bay
Grade Level:     1 – 4
Time:                  10:00am – Noon
Days/Dates:     Week 4:   June 28 - July 2 | Monday to Friday  
Duration:          2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $180

Course Description:
This is an exciting summer camp, where the students will learn the steps and techniques to prepare and present their ideas TED Talk style. The topics will cover a wide range of age-appropriate topics from different sectors: Technology, Entertainment, Science, Personal Growth & more. The students will learn about some of the young TED Talks speakers, along with their research & presentation styles. Kids will present a TED Talk on the last day of the camp using the skills of Public Speaking, Leadership and Creative Thinker! 

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NEW!! Travel the World Virtually! (Learn Effective Presentation Skills)

Instructor:        Gurus Education East Bay
Grade Level:     1 – 4
Time:                  10:00 – Noon
Dates:                 Week 3:   June 21 –25   | Monday to Friday
Duration:           2 hours
Location:           Online
Tuition:              $180

Course Description:
Bring out the confidence in your children! This week’s theme is “Travel the World Virtually”. Students will engage in research & presentation of various tourist spots in the world. They will learn their facts and cultures and present using 6 effective public speaking skills through visuals and props.

These theme-based activities; speech and debate topics will make learning environment FUN and EDUCATIONAL for kids.

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Video Game Design & Coding (2 Week Courses)

Instructor:         Code to the Future 
Grade Level:      2 – 5
Time:                    9:00 – 10:30am
Dates:                  Week 1 & 2:   June 7 – 18  | Monday to Friday
                               Week 3 & 4:   June 21 – July 2  | Monday to  Friday
                               Week 6 & 7:   July 12 – 23  | Monday to Friday
Duration:            1.5 hours Daily
Location:             Online
Tuition:                $199

Course Description:
Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers!  New and returning students are welcome.  Begin or continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code to the Future Team and create brand new projects like a projectile platformer or multiplayer racing video game.  The possibilities to create are endless.  New students are always welcome to join the class during the year and every class is differentiated for individual learning. Choose your favorite theme from Minecraft to Fortnite and this class will work for you. No coding experience needed.

*Students must have a laptop or computer with video and audio capabilities so they can see and speak with the instructors.

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What People Fear, We Do For Fun: Public Speaking Camp!

Instructor:         Gurus Education, Eastbay
Grade Level:      1 – 4
Time:                   10am - Noon   
Dates:                  Week 7:  July 19 - 23 | Monday to Friday
Duration:             2 hours
Location:              Online
Tuition:                 $199

Course Description:
Learn to be persuasive in 8 easy steps with ability to bring positive change and improve communication. This excellent camp not only focuses on teaching delivery skills, but also provides a foundation for critical thinking and presenting with confidence! With thought-provoking, stimulating topics and by doing narratives & campaign speeches, students will learn to manage the fear of public speaking, and make strong arguments, all through fun games and activities!

Our goal is their SUCCESS!

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Working with Snap Circuits (2 Week Course)

Instructor:      CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:   1 - 3
Time:                 12:30 – 1:30pm
Dates:               Week 3 & 4:    June 21 – July 2  | Monday to Friday
                           Week 8 & 9:   July 26 – August 6  |  Monday to Friday
Location:         Online
Tuition:            $220

Course Description: 
In this course we teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by building components (musical doorbell, siren, motion detectors, 2 speed fan with lights and many more) using hands-on snap circuit kits.  This is a part of maker series where children build their own circuits and learn in depth about electricity, battery, parallel and series circuits etc. We teach kids basic concepts in a fun and exciting way. If your child likes to work with creative hands-on projects, the Snap Circuit class is the one for them.

NOTE:  It will be necessary to schedule a pick-up time so your child will have the needed materials to participate in this class.  The pick-up time will be communicated to you prior to the start of the program. Parents will be financially responsible for lost or broken equipment.

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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.

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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:           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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