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VISUAL ARTS CAMPS

Air Dry Clay Camp
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Wanna have fun getting down and dirty? Air clay camp is your answer. We will learn coiling, pinching, dunting and wedging to form baskets and bowls to start. We will also use our personal imagination and create figurines. We will finalize projects with personal colors. All materials included.
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Anime & Manga Cartooning - Beginning
Instructor: Warren Paylado
Campers will explore basic fundamentals in drawing popular Anime characters, elements of cartooning, and studying film and art projects. We’ll have fun drawing and gain new art skills through the popular culture of Japanese style cartooning. Bring all materials listed on the confirmation to the first day of camp.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Anime & Manga Cartooning - Intermediate
Instructor: Warren Paylado
Join us as we advance to the next step in drawing through intermediate instruction step by step in Japanese style cartooning. The camp will allow for the camper to explore additional fundamentals in drawing popular Anime characters, elements of cartooning, and studying film and art projects. Bring all materials listed on the confirmation to the first day of camp.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Arty Science Camp: Experiments with Art
Instructor: Happy Valley Art School
Our young artists and scientists will have a blast exploring a wide variety of science topics through art projects. They will discover the connection between art and science with various art forms: painting, printing, crafting, sculpting, and stop motion animating. Campers will unleash their creativity while learning the science themes through a variety of projects. They will be proud of their final projects while they bring their portfolio home and share with family and friends. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Be A Star! TV Commercial Production
Instructor: Bart Cox
Explore the exciting world of TV commercials! Learn how a television commercial is created from concept to production to the final product. In this active hands-on camp, participants will have the opportunity to write, create and direct their own commercial while fellow campers work as production crew and talent. Each participant will receive a DVD of projects. Camp is taught by Bart Cox, a professional media producer and a certificated teacher in video and broadcast productions. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Cartooning & 3D Sculpture Camp: Backyard Fuzzies & Friends
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Bring your cartoon figures to life! Use cartoon drawings we make in class for our inspiration to form sculptures. Learn how to draw figures and exaggerate them into funny characters. Find out how our people, animals, and even plants can look good or evil by where we add detail and shading. Design a funny comic strip with our characters. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
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Clay Sculpture Intermediate Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Create functional and decorative projects using the foundations students should be familiar with and add more delicate details. We will form animals, build a pencil holder, and construct a bird bath trinket holder. These projects and more are glazed on the last day of camp. Projects are packaged and ready for pickup 1 week after the camp ends. This class is designed for those who have previously taken clay sculpture. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Clay Sculpture: Outdoor Charms
Instructor: Sharon Barker & Staff
Learn clay techniques from wet clay to finished glazed pieces. These functional sculptures include peacock candle holders, tiles made out of pasta impressions, decorative fish bowls and hedgehog pencil holders. Participants will make 11+ fully glazed pieces that will be ready for pickup 10 days after the camp. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Clay Sculpture: Treats & Sweets
Instructor: Sharon Barker & Staff
Make cupcakes, fruit in a bowl, and decorated cookies as we experience hand-crafted ceramics from wet clay to colorful glazed pieces of art. Participants will make 11+ fully glazed pieces that will be ready for pick-up 10 days after the end of the class. $25 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Clay Sculpture: Under the Sea
Instructor: Susanna Ordway
We’ll celebrate the coral reef by hand creating colorful fish and sea creatures that live under the sea. During this camp, we’ll make tropical fish including the clownfish (like Nemo and Marlin) and the Blue Tang (Dory), sea stars, anemones, jellyfish, and more! $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Claymation: Animation Production
Instructor: Happy Valley Art School
Bring your characters and stories to life! We will create drawings of characters as inspiration to build 3D clay sculptures. Campers will learn basics of animation production such as timeline and storyboarding. They will create their own storyboards and use iPad apps to turn their story into REAL animation! $20 supply fee must be paid at time of registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Create, Draw & Paint - Minecraft Flip!
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
While learning drawing techniques, we will sharpen our skills drawing people, animals, and painting backgrounds. We will then use some of our drawings and FLIP them! We will abstract some our work-Minecraft Style! $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Fantasy Art Drawing Discoveries: Mysteries & Magic
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Mythical creatures like unicorns, gnomes, and giant beasts are added to different backgrounds found in our imagination! We discuss what drawing aspects need to be included. Participants receive their own hardbound journal and guide to continue their work at home. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Hear Me Roar! Animal Art w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Learn the true foundation of drawing and painting, while creating your favorite animals of the wild. Learn how to shape, form and build animals. Campers will create and design animals using clay for etching and plaster of paris to form 3D animals. Breathe life into the animals you create and let your creativity roar! All materials included.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Inside Outside Art
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Take your sketchbooks outside and learn how to draw! We will explore the grounds of the Community Center and find fun and curious areas to recreate. We will use a shaded area, with trees, bushes, and a gate to show how each person’s spot that they are sitting at, demonstrates to everyone a different point of view. We will spend time inside painting and drawing outdoor scenery and animals while using our newly acquired skills. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Jewelry Designers Camp
Instructor: Susanna Ordway
Learn to create customized, stylish jewelry! Become your own jewelry designer, where you can choose from different colors, textures, and unique materials to make one-of-a kind pieces. Campers will discover some of the most popular jewelry making techniques, such as wire work, beading and metal formings. All levels welcome! Each camp will present a different selection of jewelry so the camp may be repeated. $50 supply fee must be paid at registration. No camp 7/4. $50 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Weeks 4, 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Let's Make Movies! Video Production Camp
Instructor: Bart Cox
Explore the basics of movie-making in this active, hands-on camp. Working in small groups, learn all the steps to creating a storyboard, filming and editing a movie. Start off with an action fi lm that will be assembled into a one-minute video. Create a music video, movie-trailer, a TV commercial, and learn how to use a green screen technology for special effects. Each participant will receive a DVD. Instructor is a professional media producer and a certified teacher in video and broadcast productions. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Made by ME - Marvelous Sculptures
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Demonstrate your amazing creativity as we play with all sorts of sculpture mediums! Make some amazing sculptures with folded papers, colorful wires, paint, and all kinds of unconventional manipulatives. We will also learn the traditional clay process with kiln fi red clay and glazing. $25 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Mixed Media Sculpture w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Like to build things using different materials? Well we have just the camp for you! We will have a hands-on experience using cardboard, foam core, wood, plastics, even used Cd’s and DVDs, cork and many more. Challenge your imagination and build bridges, storage cubes and even relief of building shapes on boards. Join now and let your ideas arise to their potential. All materials included.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Mixed Media: Star Wars Art w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
LET THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! To infinity and years beyond, we shall encounter the creation of sculptures using wood, boards, tape, glue, metal scraps, plastic and fabric. Let your imagination run wild! Design a new robot, light swords or furry friends ready for the endless world of space. Join our storm troopers take back the empire! All materials included.
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Sea Adventure Art w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Whoosh! Splish! Splash! A large proportion of all life on earth exists in the ocean. Explore animals over and under the sea and design art pieces. Make coral mosaics, as well as fish wind socks. Whales, penguins and barracudas will also be represented by using relief methods. Dive in and join the adventure! All materials included.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
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Sewing & Painting w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Create fabulous sewing projects that transform through our very eyes into useful creations. Sew a personalized throw pillow and make it into a decorative hand painted treasure. Discover how to make an apron & more. Campers will also add embellishments and paint to their hearts content. All materials included and sewing machine provided. No camp 7/4.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Storybook Summer Art
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Do you want to learn how to draw people better and put them in familiar scenes from fairytales like Rumpelstiltskin and The Snow Queen? Practice drawing some whimsical animals from Alice in Wonderland or the Tortoise and the Hare, while learning new techniques. Learn how to add texture to your paints as we create a raging beanstalk. The eccentric Emperor in The Emperor’s New Clothes will inspire us to mix and create dashing new colors while blending paints for his new wardrobe. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Television Production Camp
Instructor: Bart Cox
Explore the exciting world of TV production! Learn how a TV broadcast program is created. In this hands-on class you will learn the basics of broadcast production, from on-camera talent… to director, camera/sound operator, lighting or editor. Write and create a variety, news, talk show, infomercial… the program ideas are up to the campers. Campers will use professional equipment including green screen technology. Each participant will receive a DVD. Instructor is a professional media producer and a certified teacher in a video and broadcast productions. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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We Love to Paint Camp: Colors of my Garden
Instructor: Sharon Barker & staff
Picture the most amazing garden full of color with flowers, bugs, trees, and birds. Imagine painting it! All week long, we will paint things that you might find in a garden that are imaginary or realistic. We will use fun mediums like watercolor, foam, and acrylic with fun and quirky tools like forks and cotton balls. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 5 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Yoga & Art
Instructor: Susanna Ordway
Come fuse yoga with art in this unique art experience camp! Campers will learn different breathing techniques and yoga poses inspired by nature in the first hour to help with focus and stress reduction. For the second part of camp, we will use various media to create art masterpieces of the same animal or natural elements learned in yoga. Eco-friendly, kid-safe yoga mat take home mat included. $25 supply fee must be paid at time of registration.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

NEW! All 4 Dance - Mini Descendants
Instructor: All 4 Dance – Heather Tabor
Get ready for a 'rotten to the core' summer as we dance to the hits from the awesome high energy Disney film, DESCENDANTS. Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and tumbling techniques will be covered as we transform into characters like Mal, Jay, Evie and Carlos. Dance will be the way to transform the villain kids into good kids. Finally, 'Set it Off' with a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends.  $15 supply fee payable at registration.
Weeks 8, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Broadway Dance & Theater Camp
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Step into the bright lights of Broadway’s biggest hits and learn to present choreography and songs from classic and contemporary shows. Campers will learn dance moves and terminology in addition to basic acting and improvisation concepts introduced through games. This fast-paced musical revue is a great way to introduce your child to theater and dance while building on their creativity and self-confidence. Each camp will present a different selection of Broadway songs so the camp may be repeated. $10 supply fee must be paid at registration.  
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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NEW! Dance With Your Doll Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
A special camp for girls and their favorite doll! Campers will let their inner star shine through games, music, dance and crafts. Enjoy a special tea party with your doll where the dolls stories will be shared and brought to life! Camp will include learning jazz and ballet technique with fun and upbeat choreography for you and your doll. Create new hairstyles, crafts and accessories for you and your doll! On the last day of camp friends and family are invited to a special performance which will incorporate camper’s dolls and the crafts that they have made, including matching tutus! Create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.  $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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NEW! DanceVersity World Dance Camp
Instructor: DanceVersity Staff
Learn fun and exciting dances from around the world! Reflecting the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area, the DanceVersity program offers youth access to multiple dance forms from around the world, creating an atmosphere where artistic expression is fostered and cultural diversity is celebrated. DanceVersity provides education in dance, music, folk arts, and costuming; providing youth with a positive experience of different cultures at a formative age.  Both girls and boys welcome. Multi-Cultural Dance performance on the last day of camp for friends and family! Dance styles include: Haitian Folkloric, Middle Eastern Bellydance, and Afghan Traditional Dance. $10 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Fairytale Princess Dance Camp
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson
How would you like to be a Disney Princess for a week? Come on, let's go explore the enchanted world of Fairytale Princess Dance Camp! Dancers will have fun while learning to 'Let it Go' through dance, daily crafts and building new friendships. Come dressed as your favorite Princess if you wish: Cinderella, Elsa, Ana, Repunzel, Ariel, Belle & more!  At the end of the week, a magical dance performance will be held for family and friends.  $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Gotta Sing
Instructor: Cynthia Beckman
Does your child love singing, show off at home, or have fears but vocal potential? If so, Gotta Sing is right for you! Finally, an opportunity to bring out the voice and the character. Gotta Sing coaching will teach the basic and advance secrets of professional performers, such as singing techniques, storytelling and stage presence. Get your 'Pitch Perfect' this summer with Gotta Sing! All materials included.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Guitar Camp - Beginning
Instructor: Debra Knox 
Guitar is a great starter instrument. We'll start with some simple chords and strums, and you'll learn to play fun popular songs. You'll also learn basic melodies and work on writing our own song. Emphasis on learning to play and sing together. Last class will feature a performance for parents. $10 supply fee must be paid at registration. Campers must bring own guitar to camp.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Hip Hop Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Learn fun and funky moves to the latest hip hop music that will keep you moving all summer long! Camp encourages creativity, imagination, coordination and rhythm, while learning hip hop dance technique. All music and dance moves will be age appropriate and FUN! Dancers will have fun with daily craft time; this will include decorating shirts, hats, bandanas and more!  $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Little Performers Camp: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Are you ready to be on stage? You will learn basic theatre techniques as you prepare selected songs from a pilot production of an adaptation of a classic musical – be the first to sing and dance through a new script from iTheatrics and Music Theatre International, then join the Summer Performer for the full production on 6/23 & 6/24 at 2:30 pm and 7pm, days and times are dependent on your child’s cast. Camp held at DVPAC on 6/23 & 6/24. $15 Supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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NEW! Magical Dance Discovery Camp
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson'Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho' it's off to Camp we go! Come discover the magic this summer as we bring DISNEY music to San Ramon! Come dance to famous Disney songs like 'Hakuna Matata,' and 'Under the Sea' as well as Radio Disney Hits and popular tunes from 'Shake it Up!' Magical Dance Discovery Camp will offer an introduction to a variety of dance styles like Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and more! Campers will also enjoy daily Disney themed crafts. You'll experience 'A Whole New World' when you perform for friends and family on the last day of camp! $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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NEW! Monster High Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Learn to dance like your favorite Monster High friends in this upbeat dance camp! Students will learn awesome jazz and hip hop moves to songs from Monster High, make cool crafts and dress up in fabulous fashions for the fashion show!  A special dance performance will be held for parents on the last day of camp. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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NEW! Pop Star Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
A fun and upbeat Pop Star inspired camp. Students will learn and sing lyrics to their favorite artists such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and many others while learning jazz and hip hop moves like a true pop star.  Students will also play games and make crafts for their pop star performance on the last day of camp where friends and family can watch. Crafts include: Bling microphones and designing your own costume! All songs and choreography are age appropriate. $25 supply fee due at registration.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Shakespeare & Improv Camp
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s TheatreWho's line is it anyway? Hamlet? Juliet? Who knows? Combine the zany world of improvisation with the classical world of Shakespeare you get 2 weeks filled with fun, creativity, and word play! We'll create an original performance while learning to embrace Shakespeare's poetry with the use of improv. Each day will include warm-ups, rehearsal, theater games, art activities, movement and music. $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Weeks 5, 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Summer Performers Camp: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Come learn acting, singing, and dancing skills in this pilot production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. and be part of the first cast to perform this new script from iTheatrics and Music Theatre International! This fast-paced, two week musical theatre production camp includes daily vocal, acting, and dance rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 6/23 & 6/24 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. $25 materials fee must be paid at registration.
Weeks 1, 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Summer Performers Camp: James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Come learn acting, singing and dancing in this fantastically tuneful new musical by a Tony-award nominated team! Filled with giant insects and grand adventures, this fast-paced two-week musical theatre camp will include daily vocal, dance, and acting  rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 8/11 & 8/12 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center (DVPAC). Camp held at DVPAC on 8/11 & 8/12. $25 materials fee payable at registration. 
Weeks 8, 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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NEW! TV Dance Week
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Does your camper love a challenge? Love the excitement of learning something new and never knowing exactly what's coming next? Do you love 'So you think you can dance?' 'Dancing with the Stars,' or 'America's Best Dance Crew'? This week dancers will be challenged by two new surprise dance styles each day and we will cap off the week with a live show for family and friends. Crafts include: costume design and designing banners with their team names. $25 Supply Fee payable at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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SPORTS CAMPS

Badminton Camp
Instructor: Lu I
In our boot camp athletes will be introduced to a total fitness program. Kids will play games and movement exercises on coordination, balance and different muscle groups including core. We are using a variety of props to keep kids motivated and working on their endurance.
Week 7 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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Camp Central Tennis Camps - Beginner-Low Intermediate
Instructor: KRIS MILLIGAN
Fun skill-building drills help students learn the basics faster while building confidence.  Rally contests, drills, games, scoring, rules and end of the session tournament are included.  Students will be grouped by age and ability.
Weeks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Crazy 4 Sports
A fun-filled sports program designed for kids ages 6-10! Sports may include, but are not limited to dodgeball, kickball, soccer, basketball, capture the flag, camouflage tag, and water balloon toss. We have weekly themes such as the Olympics and Superheroes. Don't forget the best part - water games on Fridays! Combine this camp with other sports camps or Adventure Club for a full day of FUN!
Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Cricket for Kids
Instructor: California Knight Riders Coaches
Does your kid want to learn a new sport and have some fun? Or perhaps you played Cricket before and now want to introduce the kids to it formally.  CKRYCA (California Knight Riders) youth cricket academy is offering a cricket camp for the kids to learn the basics of the game (CKR beginner level), play few friendly matches and have fun. If you know baseball, this game is very similar; if you've played golf you already have the swing. It's easy for kids to pick up and super fun with games and drills to learn skills, stamina, intelligence and strategy, a game which is never won till the last ball!
Weeks 5, 7, 9 - Dougherty Station
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Gymnastics and More Summer Camp
Instructor: California Gymnastic Services
Children will learn beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills, use a variety of gymnastics equipment, participate in a variety of group activities, and are introduced to strength and flexibility exercises all while having fun!
Weeks 1, 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Kidz Love Soccer
Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer staff
Spend a week enjoying the world's most popular sport in a fun, recreational environment.  Learn and practice soccer skills including:  dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and age-specific defense.  Everyone is a winner as the week's fun culminates in an age-appropriate 'World Cup' tournament.  All participants will receive a ball and jersey and MUST wear Shin Guards.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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On the Ball Sports
Instructor: On The Ball Sports Staff

Volleyball Camp
Camp Director, Kathy Higbee, a former Division I player at Brigham Young University, will direct this weeklong volleyball camp focused on individual skill development of all ability levels, as well as team play and concepts.  Coach Higbee has vast experience playing at the high school and collegiate levels.  Staff will be comprised of current and former high school players with a camper to coach ratio of 8:1.
Weeks 1, 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Basketball Camp
This camp is directed by college basketball coach Justin Carter and his talented staff. Coach Carter brings with him a wealth of teaching experience (16 years of coaching experience at various levels including 12 at the collegiate level). Coach Carter and/or his staff will cover offensive & defensive concepts in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. All participants will take part in drills and games each day and will receive a shirt at the conclusion of the camp.
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - San Ramon Community Center

Shooting & Competition Camp
Detailed and precise teaching of the shooting fundamentals, including grip, ball placement, set up, balance, release and follow through.  The shooting skill and drill work will be supplemented by competitive shooting games, 1-on- 1 games, 3-on-3 games and 5-on-5 games where the emphasis will be shot preparation and ready to shoot.  All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

Full Day Camp
Lunch will be 12-1 and will be supervised by camp staff.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center

Competition Camp
Tired of all the drills? Come enjoy Justin Carter and staff in 5 days of nothing but games and contests!!! Put the skills you learned in our other camp to use as we play 5 on 5, 3 on 3 and 1 on 1 games.  And do you like contest?  Every day we will have various skill contests for you to showcase your talents.  All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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One on One Sports Camps
Instructor: One On One Staff

One On One Lacrosse Camp
Do you want to your child to learn how to play lacrosse? Do you want them to improve their skills and learn helpful new ones? Then join our coaches from One on One Sports as they run practice drills in the proper techniques for cradling, passing, and shooting. They will also learn proper defensive and offensive strategies. Join us for a pressure-free environment that focuses both on teamwork and fun! All levels welcome, both boys and girls.  Staff to participant ratio: 1:10.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

One On One Hoops Camp
Directed by One on One Basketball, this camp is designed for each participant to have fun while learning to become a better basketball player. The camps will emphasize skill development through teaching of contemporary basketball fundamentals. Participants will be able to improve their basic skills and develop new skills while also learning how to apply the skills to both individual and team situations. The camp will feature daily games and contests to create a more enjoyable experience for all participants. Areas covered include shooting, passing, ball handling moves, rebounding, post moves, transition, and defense. Staff to participant ratio: 1:10.
Week 2 - Iron Horse Community Gym

One On One Flag Football Camp
Does your child love football? Do they want to learn more about the game in a fun environment? Or are you interested in your child learning and playing football without all the contact? Then join our coaches as they teach the fundamentals of passing, catching, throwing, offensive and defense strategies, teamwork skills, and sportsmanship! Staff to participant ratio: 1:10.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Basketball Camp
Directed by One on One Basketball, this camp is designed for each participant to have fun while learning to become a better basketball player. The camps will emphasize skill development through teaching of contemporary basketball fundamentals. Participants will be able to improve their basic skills and develop new skills while also learning how to apply the skills to both individual and team situations. The camp will feature daily games and contests to create a more enjoyable experience for all participants. Areas covered include shooting, passing, ball handling moves, rebounding, post moves, transition, and defense. Staff to participant ratio: 1:10.
Weeks 5, 6, 8 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Camp
Instructor: Marina Shel  Kolt

Beginner Camp Levels 1-2

Rhythmic gymnastics camp includes: stretching exercises; classes in tumbling, ballet /creative dance; work on elements and routines with ribbons, jump rope, hoop, ball and clubs. Learn body sculpting, muscle toning work with a partner; games to develop coordination; and a seminar on nutrition. Serious dancers and gymnast will work on new conditioning techniques and elements from next year routines.
Week 6 - Dougherty Station
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Level 3 Intermediate Camp
During the camp gymnasts will be introduced new elements and will have a chance to dramatically improve their flexibility and muscle tone. Gymnasts will also improve their logical and analytical thinking, teamwork skills, self-confidence and sportsmanship. Pilates, intensive classical ballet and dance movement class will be part of our training. We will have mini Olympic trials and end with a performance for the parents.
Week 9 - Dougherty Station
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Level 4 Intermediate Camp and up
Week 9 - Dougherty Station

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San Ramon FC Camps
Instructor: San RamonFC Staff
San RamonFC invites you to join us this summer for our soccer camp series. Players will learn the basic FUNdamentals of soccer to help players grow in both their skill and enjoyment on the field.The players will also learn the 11 core pillars toaid in their human development off the field.
Weeks 5, 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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San Ramon FC Indoor Soccer (Futsal) Camp
Instructor: San RamonFC Staff
San RamonFC invites you to join us this summer for our soccer indoor soccer camp. We will focus on the official FIFA approved indoor game of FUTSAL. The game offers an extremelyfun environment where players get to have much fun trying various tricks and skills to beat their opponents. This game is very centered on the individualwhile stilloffering the teams aspects and environmentas well. This campis great for all levels of players and is a great introductory course into the game of Futsal and soccer.
Week 7 - Iron Horse Community Gym
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Scooter Extreme Camp
Instructor: Robert Ferguson and Staff
Kids will be working on their balance, riding style and various tricks that are fun and easy to learn. Campers will learn from some of the top scooter riders in the Bay! Campers must bring their own scooter, pads and helmet.
Weeks 2, 7, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skateboarding Camp
Instructor: Robert Ferguson and Staff
Skateboarding is a fun and exciting sport that is easy to learn and a great way to be active. This camp will strengthen your balance and improve your skills. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or advanced. We've got something for everyone! Students must bring their own skateboard, pads and helmet.
Weeks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Camps
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy staff

Skyhawks Baseball
Skyhawks baseball staff teaches the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running, all in a fun, positive environment. Specifically designed for beginning and intermediate players, this program teaches athletes new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibility.  Sport Specific Requirements:    All participants receive a t-shirt and a player evaluation.  The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a lunch and snack (for programs over four hours) or two snacks (for programs four hours or less), a water bottle, running shoes, a baseball glove, and sunscreen.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system to its curriculum. SNAG is specifically designed for the entry-level player; SNAG simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.   Sport Specific Requirements:   All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 8:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.
Weeks 6, 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 8 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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Skyhawks Cheerleading Camp
Skyhawks Cheerleading teaches the essential skills to lead crowds and support the home team! There is no stunting in this entry-level program, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns proper hand & body movements and jumping techniques. The week concludes with a choreographed performance.    Sport Specific Requirements:   All participants receive pom-poms, a t-shirt, and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 10:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Flag Football is the perfect introduction to 'America's Game.' Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense - all presented in a fun and positive environment.  The week ends with the Skyhawks Super Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, water bottle, and sunscreen.  Sport Specific Requirements:   All participants receive a t-shirt, football, and player evaluation .The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a lunch and snack (for programs over four hours) or two snacks (for programs four hours or less), a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Lacrosse Camp
Suit up and find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey into one fast-paced, high-scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Sticks, Gloves and Helmet are provided.  Sport Specific Requirements:    All participants receive a t-shirt, and a player evaluation. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a lunch and snack (for programs over four hours) or two snacks (for programs four hours or less), a water bottle, running shoes, a mouthpiece and sunscreen.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Sports Camp
This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace.  Sport Specific Requirements:   All participants receive a t-shirt, ball and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 8:1 Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen.
Weeks 2,4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Weeks 5,8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp
Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine soccer, basketball and baseball into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials skills of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect and teamwork.    Sport Specific Requirements:    All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a lunch and snack (for programs over four hours) or two snacks (for programs four hours or less), a water bottle, running shoes, a baseball glove, and sunscreen.
Weeks 2, 5 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Skyhawks Track & Field Camp
Skyhawks Track & Field combines technical development, fundamental techniques, and safety with a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our staff teaches the fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques. Participants put it all together for one fun-filled day at the Skyhawks track meet!    Sport Specific Requirements:   All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award.  The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 14:1.  Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.
Weeks 1, 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Ted Babu and Staff
This camp will introduce you the sport of volleyball, giving you a basic level of instruction and practice in different skill areas. Fundamental skills and proper mechanics will be taught including passing, digging, setting, serving and blocking. Fundamental training will include a strong emphasis on the hands, footwork, contact and movement skills needed for consistent and accurate delivery and control of the ball. This is an excellent camp for players of all levels; players are grouped and/or coached by age and experience. The camp will devote a different skill for each day and finish up with competition play that will be age appropriate. It is our hope that the camp will increase your love for volleyball.  Each participant will receive a Club V.I.P. t-shirt.
Week 7 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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Yoga Fit and Fun Camp by Modern Recess
Instructor: Stephanie Masuda of Modern Recess
This fun fitness camp includes key components for the ultimate fit kid. Key components include functional sports conditioning that will focus on balance, core work, strength, speed and agility, flexibility, coordination, injury prevention, and endurance. Each camp session will be different and will include a variety of exciting activities including yoga, circuit training, nutritional activities, strength training, obstacle courses, Zumba, speed and agility, balance training, and relay races! Keeping kids active with a variety of exercises has shown to improve overall health and fitness, stay focused on academics, build self-confidence, and reach their full potential for life.
Weeks 5, 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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ENRICHMENT CAMPS

3D Printing Camp
Instructor: SiliconValley4U Staff
The course will teach you the basics of 3D modeling and printing, converting images to 3D models, and critical basic concepts in computer aided design (CAD), including extrusion, scaling, mesh, water tight, and even interlocking parts.    The course will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and reveal one of the most powerful capabilities of the 3D printing revolution-that it's accessible to anyone.  
Part 1: Intro to 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Part 2: Digitizing your Design in Photoshop CC
Part 3: Preparing and Exporting a 3D Model from Photoshop
Part 4: Design Tips for Tinkercad
Part 5: Designing your 3D Model in Tinkercad Part 6: Uploading Your Design, get ready to print.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 5 - Dougherty Station
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Academic Writing Camps
Instructor: Lekha Publishers
Students will learn to refine and develop their academic writing skills.  Younger children will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced throu gh paragraph structure. Older students will learn to write the narrative essay, which focuses on developing a student's ability to write in the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Students will write three to five paragraph essays.  They will also learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

Early Reading
Reading is the process of decoding symbols in order to help comprehend a written language. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. At Lekha Early Readers children will learn how to read using interactive phonics methods. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

The Fundamental Essay
Students will learn the art of writing essays. Younger students will write three paragraph essays while older students will write five paragraph essays which are the preferred method in schools. They will learn to use topic sentences, hooks, thesis statements, and transitional words in order to make their essays flow. They will also learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

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Early Writing
Children will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Narrative Essay
Students will learn to write the narrative essay, which focuses on developing an ability to write in the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Depending on their age students will write three or five paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Appreciating Writing
Students will learn proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure as they write original stories. Art will be used to enhance the joy of storytelling. Children will take home a portfolio of completed work at the end of the session. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Persuasive Essay Writing
Students will learn to write the persuasive essay, which focuses on developing a student's ability to support a stated opinion. Students will write five paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 9- San Ramon Community Center
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AnimatED Camps
Instructor: Tiny Tech Staff
Get your 'Hour of Code' right here! Learn how to create simple animated storylines using SCRATCH - a popular, FREE software developed at MIT Labs!  Exclusive curriculum by Tiny Techs Club lets your child experiment with Digital Art and Technology simultaneously! Learn to write scripts, incorporate sounds, and create animations using 'Sprites'. This camp is a great way to introduce simple programming and animation to your student.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Berkeley Chess Camps
Instructor: Berkeley Chess School Staff
The camp includes chess instruction for all levels. Emphasis is on the joy of the game but with a serious eye to the student's progress. The program includes daily instruction and play plus tournaments and prizes.  New material will be presented during each week of camp. Berkeley Chess School has been teaching State Chess Champions since 1982.
Week 2, 5, 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 7, 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Bricks for Kidz Camp with  LEGO® Bricks
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz Staff
Designed and created by teachers, architects, and engineering professionals, our hands-on curriculum introduces children, ages 3-13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® Bricks. Educational content is designed to increase a student's general knowledge and introduce S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts that relate to that day's model.

Super Heroes Academy building with LEGO ® Bricks
Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a week building Super Heroes with LEGO® Bricks. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® Bricks. At the end of the week, all SUPER HERO CAMPERS will go home with a custom mini-figure!
Week 5 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Minion Mania Camp building with LEGO® Bricks
Who doesn't love those little yellow guys? Come and build with us as we adventure through their madcap world - all made out of LEGO®!   Kids will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic minion-inspired inventions, machines and more. This half-day workshop is loads of fun for boys and girls alike!
Week 5 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Mining & Crafting (Minecraft®) Camp building with LEGO® Bricks
Minecraft® is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out; make sure to build a shelter before that happens. Experience the world of Minecraft® with LEGO® Bricks in this fun summer camp! Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® Bricks. Students will face new challenges each day building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game.
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Teenage Brick Turtles Camp building with LEGO® Bricks
Grab your katanas and nun chucks as we prepare to fight crime with the Teenage Brick Turtles! Practice engineering as you build two of the courageous turtles and their wise Japanese rat sensei, Master Splinter. Strengthen your ninjutsu skills to defeat the villainous Shredder and his evil Foot Clan. After a treacherous day of crime-fighting, don't forget to give the turtles a break to enjoy a pizza down in their sewer dwelling under the city. Let's build and play...Brick Turtle style using LEGO® Bricks!
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Pirates Quest Camp building with LEGO® Bricks
Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate. Build a motorized pirate ship, a helm and an anchor as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck by building a launching catapult. Beware me mateys, if you must abandon ship, build a rowboat to escape but watch out for crocodiles!
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Jurassic Brick Land building with LEGO® Bricks
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage... you're about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Campers will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T Rex, and more. Learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our specialized project kits! Come learn, build and play at Jurassic Brick Land camp!
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Budding Biologists/Science Beginnings
Instructor: Vidya Pillai
This camp showcases a wide spectrum of animals and is designed for children who are fascinated with animal biology. We'll study the life cycle and habitat, as well as functions and parts of meal worms, super worms, earthworms, insects(crickets), beetles(lady bugs), hermit crabs, mollusks(land and sea snails, slugs); explore marine biology with blue crabs, mussels, fish and squid dissection, and many more. Take home meal worms, crickets, and lady bugs.  A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Challenge Island Camps
Instructor: Aaska Patel
Challenge Island Space Wars Camp

Get ready for some out of this world excitement at Challenge Island's all new Space Wars Camp!  You and a tribe of friends will take on a galaxy full of movie inspired challenges including building your own spaceship, designing tribal droids and launching your own rockets.  The force is sure to be with you at this not to be missed interstellar STEM adventure camp!
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Challenge Island Girls and Dolls Camp
Calling all doll-loving girls!  Challenge Island invites you and your favorite American 18-inch companion to our all new Girls and Dolls Camp!  You and a tribe full of friends will be challenged to create an entire world for your dolls; from decking out houses to crafting cool furniture to engineering doll-sized swingsets, water parks and hair salons.  You'll even whip up some original fashions for your pint-sized friends.  Space is limited for this hot new camp so sign up today!
Week 6 - Dougherty Station
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Coding for Kids
Instructor: Silicon Valley 4 U Staff
Are you looking four your child to be a 'code-ey'?  We at SV4Ukids introduce technology concepts and strive to build love for the programming language. We believe technology education expands creativity and emphasizes logical reasoning. We have created a young code-ey pathway to graduate to next level, we start from scratch for seven years and up and graduate them to python or raspberry pi depending on their level. At this time we are offering scratch, raspberry pi, python for young kids. We create a strong foundation and help the kids practice making coding easy for them. We hope to create young data scientists by the end of completion of each course.
Weeks 1, 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Cook! Junior Chefs Cook!
Instructor: TESS REYES
Come one and all and enjoy the love and joy of cooking. Learn measurements, how to read recipes, organization and cleanliness and most of all some sumptuous recipes. Get your aprons ready and join us. See you soon in the kitchen! Students should bring an apron.

Cooking Hands Across the World
Let's talk about cooking! It's easy! It's inexpensive! It's healthier! You'll learn recipes inspired by different countries like wonton lasagna, sweet banana egg rolls, Mexican casserole and more. You'll also learn about meal planning and food preparation. Cooking is an important skill one can learn.  It can also be a way of life. Let's get our engines going and explore the world of cooking. Ready, set get your aprons on!!!!
Week 6, 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Baking Galore
Do you love baking? It's messy! It's chaotic...but fun! You'll create worthwhile baking memories. You'll learn delicious treats like cookies, sugar brownies, pies and cakes for the whole family.  Lots  of yummy goodness! So what are you waiting for...get your aprons ready and let's learn the art of baking together!
Weeks 5, 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Stuck on Cooking!
Share the fun! Share the food with your family and friends! Let them taste your homemade treats from Apple bites to Chicken Parmesan bake for there are plenty of reasons to stick with Stuck on cooking. For fun cooking and flavors galore, what are you waiting for? Let's get cooking!
Weeks 6, 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Culinary Taste Around the World
Take your culinary experience on a world tour with recipes covering Italy, China, Spain, Japan and our very  good old USA.  Say hello to exciting mouth watering dishes that simply describes magical! Wait no longer and let's explore the world's yummies!
Weeks 5, 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Creative Writing Camps
Instructor: Lekha Ink staff
Create-A-Book I
The art of bookmaking will be the focus of this week. They will also be introduced to simple binding techniques. Participants will learn how to make shape books, pop ups, books, accordion books, and flag books. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

Create-A-Book II & III
The art of bookmaking will be the focus of this week. Students will create shape books, pop ups books, accordion books, and Flag books. They will write original stories and poems in the books that they create. Students will also be introduced to simple binding techniques. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

The Art of Story Telling I
The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful and envied skills. A young storyteller learns to let go of inhibitions and gains confidence to talk in front of an audience while having fun. Participants will learn the art of narration using different storytelling techniques like puppet  theater, shadow puppets, play acting, and mime. They will take home the story telling tools that they create during the week. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Creative Writing
Published writers will introduce campers to different creative writing techniques. They will learn time-tested methods to overcome writer's block. As they do so, they will write short stories, poems and short skits. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

The Art of Story Telling II
The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful and envied skills. A young storyteller learns to let go of inhibitions and gains confidence to talk in front of an audience while having fun. Participants will learn the art of narration using different storytelling techniques like puppet theater, shadow puppets, play acting, and mime. Older children will learn how to write stories. They will take home the story telling tools that they create during the week. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Story Writing
The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this session.  Published writers will introduce students to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives character creation, setting, and plot. They will choose one of their short stories and improve upon that. A $10 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Electronic Game Design Camps
Instructor: Engineering for Kids

Electronic Game Design: Tower Defense
During the Electronic Game Design Tower Defense classes, students will create their own video game. A tower defense game is one in which the programmer creates towers to defend a base which fires at passing enemies. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they created. (Not compatible with Mac or Linux)
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
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Electronic Game Design: Racing Games
During the Electronic Game Design Racing classes, students will create their own video game. Students design a racetrack, race cars and an environment in which their cars compete. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create. (not compatible with Mac or Linux)
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Engineering for Kids Camps
Instructor: Engineering for Kids

Scratch Space Pioneers

Programming with Scratch! Embark on a fun journey into space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer engineering like never before. From roads and tunnels to bridges and skyscrapers, students discover that no job is too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer!
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

Minecraft Edu-Virtual Minecraft
Students work with one laptop per person Traveling into the Future! Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again. Students work with one laptop per person.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Pirate Academy- Marine Engineering
gArg Matey! Come join Kelvin’s crew as we sail the ocean blue searching for buried treasure. Join us as students build their very own pirate ship, go fishing for treasure, and work together in Kelvin’s crew to create a delicious treat that’s more precious than gold. Hop aboard the Green Ghost and set sail with us as we explore the ocean blue in this Pirate Academy!
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Amazing Race- Engineering of Travel
Pack your bags engineers and get ready for an adventure! Team up with others for a wild ride across the globe in our Amazing Race. During this camp, students carefully engineer designs that traverse the most treacherous terrain, brave the stormiest seas, and soar above the clouds. Can your team make it all the way around the world in just a few days? Grab your passports and catch a flight straight to Engineering For Kids for a truly unbelievable journey! A $50 materials fee will be included at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Fun with Science Camps
Instructor: Fun with Academics staff
Fun with Science and Engineering
This fun class exposes students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the scientific method, planning, prioritization, time management, and organization. Students will gain a better understanding for how the way things around them work, and will learn how to break down and analyze problems.  Have fun building hands-on projects and performing science experiments! Students will engage in projects such as building a Solar-Powered Car or an Electronic Gameboard. They will run lab experiments such as The Density Lab or The Eruption Lab. Students take home completed projects to show off to parents and siblings!
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Kids CAN Cook!
Instructor: Josephine Evonc
Students will learn how to create some deliciously wonderful finger foods and as-easy-as-pie dishes that they will enjoy not only making, but EATING! They will also learn to understand how to measure, using gallons, cups, half cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, and other tools used in the kitchen. An introduction to learning how to read a recipe book will also be presented. Students will need to provide an apron in order to catch spills that may happen during food preparation. Put on your apron, roll up your sleeves, pick up your spoon and fork, and get ready for a GREAT summer of excitement in the kitchen because Kids CAN Cook!
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Kranium Boosters Camps
Instructor: Brainwave Staff
Challenge, compete, and stretch the brain in mentally stimulating activities. Benefit from a challenging new theme and technique in every class. Push your memory, knowledge, logic, reasoning, and problem solving abilities to the limit. Let the neuron play begin! All materials included at no additional charge.

Mighty Mind Camp
Mighty Minds team up to add more treasures to their Brain Basket! Challenge, compete, and stretch the brain in mentally stimulating activities. Through well designed games, quizzes, puzzles, and other techniques, campers will push their knowledge, memory, and problem solving abilities to the limit. Let the Mind Battle begin! No supply fee. All materials included.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Kranium Kickoff Camp
Description: Kick it up a notch as you work the Brain Maze. Stay on target for treasures to come your way. Challenge, compete, and stretch the brain in mentally stimulating activities. Team up with your partners and push your number logic, problem solving abilities, and knowledge to the limit. Work through carefully designed games, quizzes, puzzles, and much more and let the Kranium kick off this summer! All materials included.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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LEGO® Engineering Camps
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Staff
Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension, all while having fun.

Pre-Engineering using LEGO®
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOs®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center

Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO®
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGOs®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center

Jedi Engineering using LEGO®
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO® X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO®
The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Ninjaneering using LEGO®
Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO®.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

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Engineering Challenge using LEGO®
Are you ready for the Engineering Challenge? Learn to build mechanical devices such as a scissor lift, air compressor, or drawbridge in this advanced course for our strongest LEGO® builders. Then work in teams to accomplish a large-scale mission such as a minifigure rescue or a Rube Goldberg machine!
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Construction Vehicles and Machines using LEGO®
Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles and super machines.  Explore the engineering terms, concepts, and vocabulary behind large scale building machines. Build and learn about steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while building with your  favorite building system using LEGO®.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Engineering FUNdamentals:MineCraft, Build using LEGO®
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO®.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Chima Engineering using LEGO®
Choose a tribe and grab the CHI in Chima Engineering! Race your Speedorz to earn  the Golden Orb, build the CHI Temple with a moving a waterfall, and swoop your way to victory with Eris’s  Eagle Intercepter. Explore the fantasy world of Chima with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well  instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young engineers for the challenging experience of Chima Master  Engineering using LEGO®.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Junkyard Challenge using LEGO®
Are you ready for the Junkyard Challenge? Iterate, build within constraints, and compete in this advanced course for our strongest builders. Design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Well’s “junkyard,” a massive collection of over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Girl Powered Pre-Engineering using LEGO®
A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! Taught by women engineers and scientists, this course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center

Girl Powered Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO®
A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! Taught by women engineers and scientists, this course will provide a supportive environment for girls to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, motorized cars, skyscrapers and amusement parks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in an interactive environment. Curriculum created for LEGO® lovers and newbies alike!
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Little Medical School
Instructor: LMS Staff
Little Medical School brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way.  Our camp encourages children to explore the exciting and inspiring world of medicine.  Using interactive demonstrations and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, administer first-aid, and even tie knots like a real surgeon.  Each child gets their own stethoscope that really works.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Mad Science
Instructor: Mad Science of Mt. Diablo
Create a spark of imagination and curiosity through fun, hands-on science programs! Students will learn how to explore, question, and test their theories. Through unique experiments and dazzling demonstrations, we hope to inspire young people to explore the world around them. All camps include a daily take home project.

Secret Agent Camp
The Mad Science Secret Agent Camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics.  Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world's greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what can't be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock's steps to learn what tracks can tell us! Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-of-the art security techniques!
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

Eureka! The Inventors' Academy
Inventing means curiosity, practicality, necessity, cooperating and dreaming! Join us as we take students on a historical journey with a hands-on approach learning about some of the world’s greatest inventors from Leonardo da Vinci to Orville to Thomas Edison to the Wright Brothers. We challenge our class to use their imaginations and creativity to survive on a deserted island by designing devices to capture food and water, by building bridges, shelters and even a boat to make it off the island. We will put our heads together to imagine the future in space focusing on creating inventions to protect space ships from damaging space rays and designing a safety capsules for payloads returning from space. These are only a few examples.  Come discover and create!
Weeks 1, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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History of Time
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way a planet called Earth was born near a star called the Sun. Have you ever wished you could travel through time and space? Well, in 'History of Time' that is exactly what we will do! The story of the universe is an epic science saga of amazement. On our very first day of camp we will strap on our imagination caps and build a Super Science Time Machine to explore the known universe. Time travelers will journey into the past to traverse our Milky Way, and examine the chemicals that make up the Universe as well as the human body. From Brain Goo to Mad Mucus, we’ll explore biology by traveling through the different parts of our bodies here in the present day. We will even travel into the future to learn about genetics while making our own baby dragons! Each camp day includes a project that campers will take home to remind them of their travels through time.
Weeks 3, 8 - San Ramon Community Center

NASA: Journey into Outer Space
Mad Science and NASA’s after school program is now a summer camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight and the challenges of space travel. Camp includes a take home every day. Join us for Earth and Beyond, Astronaut-in-Training, Solar Launch, Eye on the Sky, and Space Voyage!
Weeks 5, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

How Things Work
How do plants grow, live, and 'eat'? How do we travel into outer space? What powers humans and our homes? All of our greatest scientific advancements started with a question. In 'How Things Work' young scientists set out to find answers! Students will learn how animals track scents and follow a trail of amazing aromas. We’ll delve into natural dyes found in plants and even make our own paper! Each day campers will create and take home a project to remind them of what they learned during each awesome day of camp.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Crazy Chemistry!
We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals. Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Public Speaking & Presentation Camps
Instructor: Gurus Education Staff
These camps focus on delivery and presentation skills of the students. Students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect to their audience with effective and clear speech. It will improve their confidence in public speaking and communication skills.

Pre Public Speaking - Building Public Speaking Confidence
This program teaches young students the essentials of building confidence in public speaking. The participants learn how to stand tall and speak confidently in front of a large group. It gives them a head start for the advanced courses in Public Speaking and Debates. The students play many public speaking games, do story presentations, making it a fun, learning environment.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 5 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Public Speaking - Speaking with Confidence
The important skill of public speaking improves the confidence and communication among students. Is your child shy or Does she always want to be on stage? This course is suitable for both personalities. In this camp, students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective and clear speech.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Public Speaking (Advanced) - Speech Writing and speaking
Children at this age usually find it challenging to organize their many ideas. This class focuses in helping participants give a clear structure to their thoughts, creating an effective speech. Students study different styles of speech writing - Descriptive, Expository, and Narrative. They practice speaking with confidence. This course is suitable for both students who have taken the previous course and those who are taking public speaking for the first time.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Essentials of Debating
This course teaches the basic and advanced concepts in debating. The students learn how to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence. This course not only improves the students' public speaking skills but it also expands their overall general knowledge on various topics. The participants practice making flows, note-taking and become better prepared and more confident. They debate on a variety of age appropriate topics.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Robotics 101 Camps
Instructor: Tiny Tech Staff
Learn the basics of Robotics!  Using the popular LEGO WeDO® and Mindstorm NXT® kits and software along with our exclusive, structured curriculum, you will learn a different mechanism daily: gears, levers, pulleys and simple programming to build a basic foundation in mechanics, engineering, logic and sequencing! Challenges scale the  curriculum to suit all skill levels. Fosters team spirit, cooperative working and imagination! Encourage creativity through science and technology in your child today to invest in a better tomorrow!

RobotED: GameBots
Ready, Set, Build!. Race LEGO® Karts to learn pulleys, use rack+pinion to play duck hunt and launch your angry bird with a lever! A great blend of creativity, problem solving, programming and engineering! Take home skill cards show the concepts covered. Give your children the opportunity to learn fundamentals of simple machines.  Teams of two. All equipment provided. Game On!
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

Robotics with NXT Mindstorms - BOT Wars!
Come onto the Robotics Battlefield! This year students will be divided into teams and tasked with completing a robot to battle against other teams on the final day! Learn how to build and program with multiple motors and sensors. Computers and kits are provided. No experience needed. This camp is great for beginners as well as experienced robotocists!
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

RobotED: Battlebots
Go onto the Battlefield with Robotics 101! Build a NINJA STAR to learn GEAR RATIOS. Construct a BATTERING RAM and a CATAPULT! Fly the BOMBER PLANE to see a TILT SENSOR and FENCE with a MINIFIG to watch how a CRANK works! All this and more in our fantastic camp -  a great blend of creativity, technology and science! Students work in pairs - each team is provided with a kit and computer. Skill cards show the robots built and concepts covered. Give your children the opportunity to learn how things work!
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

RobotED: Marine BOTS
Dive In!  Learn pulleys with the PaddleBoat, raise the periscope on the submarine using rack+pinion and swim with the fishes using cams! A great blend of creativity, problem solving, programming and engineering! Take home skill cards show the concepts covered. Give your children the opportunity to learn fundamentals of simple machines.  Teams of two. All equipment provided. All aboard!!
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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General Questions: Contact Adam Chow at achow@sanramon.ca.gov or (925) 973-3209.