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VISUAL ARTS CAMPS

Art Your Way Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Campers bring their own ideas and styles to express their inner artist! Using a very ‘instructor hands-off ’ approach, instruction is centered on imagination and problem solving as the young artists practice skills, techniques, and styles. Various materials are explored as they create art based on what speaks to them. Color mixing is introduced and artwork will reflect what colors they choose and blend. Examples of art using drawing chalk, pen and ink, paper collage and more will be offered to inspire, as they learn how to manipulate these materials and improve their skills. Be amazed at our Art Show on Friday! $25 material fee must be paid at registration.- Week 8 - Dougherty Station
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Artistic Expressions Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Art Journals, Scrapbooks & Artist Trading Cards...Express your artistic side while discovering ways to create! Each day design and create in your own hard-bound art journal and scrapbook, using your own pictures and memorabilia. Play with fun and exciting mediums to embellish your work, including artist trading cards culminating in an exchange on Friday. Included is a technique guide for inspirational reference to continue projects after camp. $30 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 7 - Central Park
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Cartooning & 3D Sculpture Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
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 - Central Park
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Clay Sculpture Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker/ Sabine Brunner
Experience hand crafted ceramics from wet clay to colorful glazed pieces of art. We will explore a world of animals, characters and unique objects all made out of clay. Participants will make approximately 11 separate pieces and they will be ready for pick up 1 week after the end of camp. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 3, 5, 6, 8- Central Park, Week 7 - Dougherty Station
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Intermediate Clay Sculpture Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
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 9 - Central Park
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Discover Textile Arts
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Discover how fun and exciting the textile arts can be! Learn how to weave with straws, discover crayon batik, yarn mache, and use rubbing alcohol and sharpie to tie-dye. Some of our projects include felt mice lollipops, burlap stuffed pillow pals, yarn scrap ornament, and fabric snap bracelets. Finish your projects early and use our rainbow loom to make a bracelet, or bring your own to use! $25 supply fee must be paid at time of registration.- Week 6 - Central Park
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Fantasy Art Drawing Discoveries Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Dragons, fairies, and talking trees accompany real animals in the quest for improving your technical drawing skills! We discuss what drawing aspects need to be included when drawing different backgrounds. Participants receive their own hardbound journal and guide to continue their work at home. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration. - Weeks 6 - Central Park
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New! Into the Woods... Art Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Into the woods we go for a cast of wild and cute characters to rouse our artistic talents! A wide variety of artistic styles and materials will inspire us to create painted stones, red riding hood or wolf cloak, a paper cup and bowl mushroom house and a 3-D paper world that includes sweet animals like birds, a fox, and moose and imaginative trees in a forest. We will make pond punch to drink and sculpt an owl sculpture. Our own vivid, colorful, imagery will create original artwork on birch scroll, and canvas. We end our camp with an exciting scavenger hunt, around our own “woods” for prizes! $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 10 - Central Park
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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, stamping 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.- Week 3, 10 - Central Park
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Sea Adventure Art with 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 - Central Park
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We Love to Paint Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Does your child love to paint and create art? Have a blast creating and painting projects on paper, cardboard, boxes, and foam! Participants will use quirky tools and several mediums to create varied effects. Camp projects will be related to summer and the outdoors, such as exotic places and animals that campers will draw and then paint, flowers and trees, and other objects reminiscent of this time of year. There will be no sneak peeks all week until Friday, when we host our very own art show, for everyone to come and see! $25 supply fee is payable at the time of registration.- Week 2 - Central Park, Week 5 - Dougherty Station
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We Love to Paint: The Next Level
Instructor: Sharon Barker
This is the camp for those students who have previously taken painting classes/camps. Campers will use all sorts of painting mediums and even some unconventional mediums. Most projects will require a multi-process approach so you will see the many layers and techniques in the artwork. We will create a collage using our own painted and textured papers, and design a distressed surface using quirky tools. Campers become curators as they host an art show on the last day to showcase their artwork. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 9 - Central Park
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New! Winter in July Art with Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Campers will create decorations like miniature fabric Christmas trees, tiny shell bells and Santa Claus stars that one can use to decorate our homes during Christmas time. We will also make a sock snowman ala “Olaf “ and more. So let’s jingle all the way designing and preparing Christmas decorations in July! All materials included.- Week 3 - Central Park
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Wonderful Animal Kingdom Art with 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 7 - Central Park
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New! World of Tales Drawing & Painting Camp
Instructor: Sharon Barker
Do you want to learn how to draw people better and put them in familiar scenes from curious fairytales like Rumplstilskin and The Snow Queen? Learn how to place quirky characters in the foreground or sneak them into the background. Practice drawing some whimsy 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. $20 supply fee payable at registration.- Week 10 - Central Park
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New! Young Artist Camp: Dynamic Drawing
Instructor: Tara Floten
Does your child love drawing but wants to learn more? This may be the perfect camp for them! Our young artists-in-the-making will explore advanced drawing techniques such as sketching, shading, and one-point perspective. Campers will stretch their imaginations as they complete works of art including still life, landscape, cityscapes, animals, and much more! By the end of the week our proud campers will get to bring home their wonderful completed portfolio to share! $20 supply fee must be paid at registration. - Week 4 - Central Park
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Young Artist Camp: Mixed Media Art
Instructor: Tara Floten
Our young artists-in-the-making will have a blast exploring a wide variety of art forms! They will discover drawing, painting, watercolor, collage, pastels, action art, modeling clay, and more! Campers will unleash their creativity while they work on a wide variety of projects. Your child will be proud of their finished art pieces, and enjoy a great sense of accomplishment as they bring their final portfolio home to share with friends and family. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 4 - Camp Central
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New! Little Raskals Radio DJ
Instructor: Little Raskals Learning Staff
Learn how to be a Radio DJ! This hands-on approach teaches children how radio stations work and transmit audio over the airwaves. They also learn the operations of the studio as a DJ. They learn to use the audio board, microphone and studio computer to play music and commercials. Students will also make their own commercial. Course material covers introduction and history of radio, introduction to studio, production of commercials, evolution of radio, and how to build an internet radio station.- Week 2 - Central Park, Week 8 - Dougherty Station
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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, 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 for special effects. Each group is supplied with a digital camcorder and a laptop computer for editing. Participants will take home a DVD of their video projects. $20 supply fee must be paid at the time of registration.- Week 7 - Central Park
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New! Special Effects Filmmaking Camp
Instructor: Bart Cox
Explore the world of “special effects” film-making, using “green screen” technology in this active hands-on camp. Green screen technology is the basis of the effects seen in everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to the weather forecast. With green screen, we’ll discover how to superimpose anything or anyone into your shot. We’ll transport you to the moon, fly thru the skies, make you appear in your favorite movie or video game, and interact with movie characters- the ideas are endless. Everyone receives a DVD of the camp projects. $20 supply fee payable at registration. - Week 8 - Dougherty Station
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Television News Production Camp
Instructor: Bart Cox
So you want to be on television! Discover how a TV broadcast news program is created. This interactive class will teach you the basics of broadcast productions from being a news anchor, reporter, camera or sound operator, to creating news stories and directing. Campers will use professional equipment, including green screen technology to create a full-length TV news program. Learn how to create your own news report, commercial, entertainment/ sports segment & more! Each camper will receive a DVD. $20 supply fee must be paid at time of registration.- Week 5 - Central Park
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PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

New! All 4 Dance POP Camp
Instructor: All 4 Dance
Come join the magic this summer as we bring Disney music to San Ramon in high energy! This Pop camp, created by Miss Heather will include Radio Disney’s biggest hits in a style that will keep you moving all day long! Hip Hop, Jazz, Tumbling, tricks, games and performance techniques will show you “Can’t Stop Dancing’’. Performance on the last day of camp. $15 supply fee must be paid at registration. - Week 9 - Central Park
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New! All 4 Dance Taylor Swift Camp
Instructor: All 4 Dance
Are you ready to have an unforgettable summer? Come “Shake It Off ” with this Taylor Swift themed camp. See your strength, technique and rhythm grow as we train in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and gymnastic-style dance. “The Best Day” will be the day you perform original dances created by Miss Heather. Show everyone how your ‘Sparks Fly’ on the dance floor on the last day of camp as we perform. There’s a “Blank Space” just for you but don’t wait for it to disappear because for a super dance experience, don’t you see? “You Belong with Me”. $15 supply fee payable at registration.- Week 8 - Central Park
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Beginning Guitar Camp
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 day will feature a performance for parents. $10 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 9- Central Park
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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 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 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 7 - Central Park, Week 8 - Dougherty Station
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New! Dancing in One Direction
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson
Dance camp for the dancer who enjoys the musical sensation, One Direction! Discover ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ while learning jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance skills. Build new friendships and self-esteem while learning different styles of dance and accompanying crafts in a fun and positive environment as we work towards a final performance for family and friends. We’ll spend a week creating the ‘Story of YOUR Life’. $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 5 - Central Park
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Frozen Fairytale Princess Dance Camp
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson
Do you wanna build a snowman? 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. At the end of the week, a magical performance will be held for family and friends. For the “First Time in Forever”, join us for a camp dedicated to the music of Disney’s “Frozen”. $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 10 - Central Park
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Gotta Sing Performance Coaching Camp
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 voice and character. Gotta Sing coaching will teach the basic and advance secrets of professional performers, such as singing techniques, storytelling and stage presence.- Week 4- Central Park
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New! High School Musical Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Come sing and dance to the music from Disney’s High School Musical 1,2 & 3. Learn the songs and dances from the musical! Now you can imagine that you are singing and dancing with Troy and Gabriella! Students will work each day on a songs and dances to a medley of music from the “High School Musical” movie that they will perform for friends and family on the last day of camp. Campers will design their own costumes during craft time each day! $20 supply fee must be paid at registration. - Week 6 - Central Park
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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! Camp encourages creativity, imagination, coordination and rhythm, while learning exciting hip hop dance technique. Dancers will have daily craft time where they will decorate shirts, hats, bandannas and more! $20 supply fee must be paid at registration. - Week 5- Central Park
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My Little Pony Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Ponies are excellent dancers! Prance and trot your way to the top! Campers will learn ballet and jazz basics along with their favorite pony! Campers will receive their own surprise grab bag with a My Little Pony toy that they can decorate. Craft time may include: Design your own riding horse, bling your pony, design your own magical pony wings, and design your own cowgirl hat and more! Friends and family are invited on the last day to watch a dance performance where the students will perform a special dance with their ponies! $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Week 10- Central Park
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Little Performers Camp: Selections from Dear Edwina Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Are you ready to be on stage? This musical theatre program is designed for kids who love to perform. You will learn basic theatre techniques and explore related art projects as you prepare selected songs from “Edwina Jr.”, and then join the Young Performers under the bright lights of the professional stage for the full production on 6/25 & 6/26 at 2:30pm and 7pm, days and times are dependent on your child’s cast. Camp held at DVPAC on 6/25 & 6/26. $10 supply fee must be paid at registration.- Weeks 1 & 2- Central Park
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Little Performers Camp: Selections from Shrek Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Are you ready to be on stage? This musical theatre program is designed for kids who love to perform. You will learn basic theatre techniques and explore related art projects as you prepare selected songs from “Shrek Jr.”, and then join the Young Performers under the bright lights of the professional stage for the full production on 7/23 & 7/24 at 2:30pm and 7pm, days and times are dependent on your child’s cast. Camp held at DVPAC on 7/23 & 7/24. $10 materials fee payable at registration.- Weeks 5 & 6- Dougherty Station
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Summer Performers Camp: Dear Edwina Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Come learn acting, singing, and dancing skills as we dish out advice with the help of our friends and a little song and dance in Dear Edwina Jr. This peppy, fun, and sometimes even surprising musical follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers as part of the latest edition of her weekly ‘Advice-A-Palooza’ extravaganza. This fast-paced, two week musical theater production camp will have you dancing and singing like a star! Camp includes daily vocal, acting, and dance rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 6/25 & 6/26 at 2:30pm and 7pm, days and times are dependent on your child’s cast. Camp and performances held on 6/25 & 6/26 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. $25 materials fee must be paid at registration.- Weeks 1 & 2- Dougherty Station
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Summer Performers Camp: Shrek Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Come learn acting, singing, and dancing skills as we journey through the land of Far Far Away in “Shrek Jr.“ This fast-paced, two week musical theater production camp will have you dancing and singing like a star! Camp includes daily vocal, acting, and dance rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 7/23 & 7/24 at 2:30pm and 7pm, days and times are dependent on your child’s cast. Camp and performances held on 7/23 & 7/24 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. $25 materials fee must be paid at registration.- Weeks 5 & 6- Dougherty Station
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New! Tink & the Pirate Fairies Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
With fairy dust anything is possible! Come leap over lily pads and hop onto Pirate ships and dance to the music from Disney’s Pirate Fairy Movie. Crafts may include: designing your own bling fairy wings, building your pirate hat and making a fairy garden! A performance for family and friends will take place on Friday. $25 Supply fee is payable at the time of registration. - Week 6- Central Park
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SPORTS CAMPS

Basic Boot Camp
Instructor: Marina Shel-Kolt
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 6- Dougherty Station
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Camp Central Tennis Camps
Instructor: Kris Milligan and staff
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 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10- Central Park
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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 wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, homerun derby, basketball, flag football and volleyball. Combine this camp with other sports camps for a full day of FUN! - Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9- Central Park
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Kidz Love Soccer Soccer Camp
Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer
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. - Weeks 3, 10- Central Park
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Modern Recess Camp
Instructor: Modern Recess Staff
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
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On The Ball Sports 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 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 - Iron Horse Gym
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On The Ball Sports Shooting & Competition Basketball 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, 4, 7 - Iron Horse Gym
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On The Ball Sports Basketball 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 7 - Iron Horse Gym
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On The Ball Sports Softball Camp
Instructor: Donna Runyon and staff
Camp Director, Donna Runyon, Head Softball Coach at Ohlone College is entering her 15th season at the helm of the perennially ranked Ohlone. The 4 time Coast Conference Coach of the Year is an excellent teacher and motivator. Coach Runyon and her players will instruct the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, and team play. The camper to coach ratio is 8 to 1. - Week 8 - Central Park
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On The Ball Sports Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Kathy Higbee and staff
Camp Director, Kathy Higbee, a former Division I player at Brigham Young University, will direct this volleyball camp focused on individual skill development of all ability levels, 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, 8 - Iron Horse Gym
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One On One Sports Camps
Instructor: One On One Sports Staff
Students will participate in a variety of games, activities and/or sports that focus on teamwork, having fun and being physically active. Games are unique and cooperative in nature. A different game will be played each camp such as baseball, lacrosse, flag football, cricket and basketball.
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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, 9 - Central Park; Week 8 - Windemere
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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 Gym; Week 6 - Windemere
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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 7 - Windemere, Week 10 - Central Park
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One On One Cricket Camp
Learn the sport of Cricket, popular in many countries around the world. Cricket is growing day by day in the USA, it is an exciting sport, and is easy to learn and fun to play. One on One Sports gives children a structured insight into the sport in a fun relaxed atmosphere.- Week 7 - Windemere
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San Ramon Soccer Club Camps
San Ramon Soccer invites you to join us this summer for our 2014 soccer camp series. Players will learn the basic FUNdamentals of soccer to help players grow in both their skill and enjoyment of the world’s beautiful game. - Weeks 6, 8 - Central Park; Week 7 - Windemere Ranch Middle School
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Skyhawks Baseball Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
Skyhawks baseball staff teach 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. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. - Week 5 - Central Park; Week 6 - Windemere
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Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. - Weeks 7, 9 - Central Park; Week 8 - Windemere
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Skyhawks Cheerleading Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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. All participants receive pom-poms, a t-shirt and merit award. - Week 3 - Central Park
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Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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 concludes with the Skyhawks Super Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. - Weeks 3, 5 - Central Park
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Skyhawks Lacrosse Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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. All participants receive a t-shirt and player evaluation. - Week 4 - Central Park
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Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Sports Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball, and a merit award. - Weeks 2, 4, 8 - Central Park; Week 5 - Dougherty Station
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Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
This camp combines soccer, baseball and basketball or kickball, dodge ball and capture the flag 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. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. - Weeks 2, 6 - Iron Horse Gym
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Skyhawks Track & Field Camp
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy
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! All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. - Weeks 1, 6 - Central Park
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UK International Indoor Soccer Camp
Instructor: UK International Soccer Camps
The UK International soccer camps offer a quality program that combines education with fun. The curriculum is age appropriate and implemented in a safe, player-friendly environment. The camp’s success and reputation is built upon the quality of the coaching staff with limited player to coach ratio. The camp is appropriate for all ability levels. - Week 8 - Iron Horse Gym
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ENRICHMENT CAMPS

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 through 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.
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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- Central Park
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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- Central Park
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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 9- Central Park
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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 9- Central Park
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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 10- Central Park
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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 10- Central Park
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Berkeley Chess Camp
Instructor: Berkeley Chess School
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.- Weeks 2, 5, 9- Central Park, Weeks 6, 7, 8- Dougherty Station
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Bricks for Kidz Camp with LEGO Bricks
Instructor: Sally Studebaker Bricks 4 Kidz Staff
Designed and created by teacher, architects, and engineering professionals, our hands-on curriculum introduces children to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® Bricks. Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics, and more. 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.
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Forces of Nature with LEGO Bricks
Fasten your seatbelts; we’re in for some wild weather! Kids will love to build moving models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake and a cyclone. Learn how they move, why they happen and what you can do to stay safe! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature, as students explore the when, where, how and why of all kinds of natural phenomenon.- Week 5- Dougherty Station
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Mission 2 Space with LEGO® Bricks!
Space, often called ‘the last frontier’, has inspired scientists, star-gazers and adventurers for generations. Get inspired to go on your own adventure and join us on a Mission 2 Space! Discover some incredible structures at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, travel the surface of the moon on a lunar rover, and explore Mars onboard the ‘Curiosity’. Our tour would not be complete without a visit to the International Space Station. We’ll provide the bricks, all you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination! - Week 8- Dougherty Station
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Space Adventures with LEGO® Bricks
Many children dream of being an astronaut and traveling to space, so students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program. Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”. During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space.- Week 5- Dougherty Station
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Classic Arcade Brick Adventures with LEGO® Bricks
Jump into the world of classic arcade and video games! Eat flashing dots, collect coins and rings, avoid getting killed by enemies…there are so many obstacles to overcome and levels to beat! People today have games with graphic animations and three-dimensional capabilities. Let’s take it back to when it all started the 1980s! Campers will build the famous plumber brothers, a Brick Eater, a jumping hedgehog, alien invaders, and more!’ - Week 6- Dougherty Station
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Clash of Bricks with LEGO® Bricks
‘Gather your barbarians and archers! It’s time for battle…Bricks 4 Kidz style! Collect and store gold and elixir to train troops and build villages. You must stop at nothing to defend your village from enemy attacks! Experience the thrill of battling barbarians, greedy goblins, powerful PEKKAs, and wild wall breakers. All this and more at Clash of Bricks camp!’- Week 6- Dougherty Station
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Budding Biologists
Instructor: Vidya Pillai
The Budding biologist camp is specifically tailored for children who love life science. Participants will get hands on experience with a wide variety of animals as they examine, name parts, and study the life cycle and habitat of meal-worms, crickets, earthworms, lady bugs, hermit crabs. In addition, we explore marine biology with blue crabs, squid, fish, and mussels. - Week 8- Central Park
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Creative Writing Camps
Instructor: Lekha Publishers
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Create-A-Book 1
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- Central Park
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Create-A-Book 2 & 3
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- Central Park
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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 9- Central Park
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New! 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 10- Central Park
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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 9- Central Park
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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 10- Central Park
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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.
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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- Central Park
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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 6, 7, 8- Central Park
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Electronic Game Design Camps by Engineering for Kids
Instructor: Engineering for Kids
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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. A $20 materials fee will be included at registration.- Week 1- Central Park
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Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense Games
During the Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense camp, students will create their own video game. Whether students wish to fire marshmallows or missiles, they build a complete video game from start to finish. They program characters to survive a wave of enemy attacks in order to reach the next level. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.- Week 4- Central Park
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Engineering for Kids
Instructor: Engineering for Kids
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Engineers: Under Construction
Put on your hard hats engineers and get ready to explore civil, mechanical and environmental 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! $50 materials fee will be included at registration. - Week 1- Central Park
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Engineers: Inventor's Workshop
We have opened up the workshop for a week of fun, creativity, and of course -- engineering! Over the course of a week, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a windup toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop. A $50 materials fee will be included at registration. - Week 4- Central Park
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Engineers: Pirate Academy Avast, me maties
Hop aboard and join the crew as students work together to design a ship, sail the sea and be the first to find buried treasure. During this week, students will explore the ideas of buoyancy and surface area as they design their pirate ships, set sail, and retrieve sunken the treasure! So what do you say; Are ye’ ready to sail the seas? A $50 materials fee will be included at registration.- Week 6- Central Park
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Amazing Race: The 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- Central Park
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Fun with Science and Engineering
Instructor: Pon Academics Staff
Have fun building hands-on projects and performing science experiments! Students will engage in projects such as building a Catapult or a Rubber Band Powered Car. 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! This fun class exposes students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the scientific method, planning, prioritizing, 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. $35 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.- Week 8- Dougherty Station
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I.Q. Boosters
Instructor: Brainwave Inc.
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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 9- Central Park
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Kranium Kickoff Camp
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 10- Central Park
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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- Central Park
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LEGO® Engineering Camps
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
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.
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Pre-Engineering
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! 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 - Central Park
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Engineering FUNdamentals
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! 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- Central Park
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Jedi Engineering
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- Central Park
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Jedi Master Engineering
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- Central Park
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Ninjaneering with 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- Central Park
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Ninjaneering Master Engineering
Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO® camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago.- Week 7- Central Park
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Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, 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 8- Central Park
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New! Construction Vehicles and Machines
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, LEGO®.- Week 8- Central Park
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Chima Engineering with 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 10- Central Park
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Chima Master Engineering with LEGO®
Choose a tribe and Master the CHI by becoming a Chima Master Engineer! Motorize the detachable Helicroctor, transform Eglor’s Twin Bike into an aircraft, and trap the lion tribe in the Croc Swamp Hideout. Use LEGO® bricks to engineer, innovate, and test your creations on the quest to earn CHI. In this advanced camp, Chima Masters learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Chima. - Week 10- Central Park
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New! Girl Powered Pre-Engineering using LEGO®
A NEW 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- Central Park
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New! Girl Powered Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO®
A NEW 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- Central Park
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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.
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Secret Agent Lab
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. Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-of-the art security techniques!- Weeks 1, 6- Central Park
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Eureka! The Inventor's 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 worlds’ 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.- Weeks 1- Central Park. Week 7- Dougherty Station
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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!- Week 5- Central Park, Week 7- Dougherty Station
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World Scientists
Spend time in the lab learning the tools and techniques that scientists use while conducting some great hands on projects. World Scientists will conduct solar experiments, explore predator and prey relationships and investigate food webs. Take a trip into the ocean to learn what an odontocete is. Discover systems in nature, even make your own paper! Learn animal adaptations and create an insect habitat. Scientists will also discover what Mr. Owl had on his dinner plate during the famous owl pellet dissection. - Week 5- Central Park
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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 6- Central Park
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Mad Machines & Robots
Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! The junior Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Kids will even construct a geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside! Then the machine madness starts . . . Children will discover how many different machines, simple & complex, we use in our daily lives. Campers will design simple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers and have fun learning how catapults work…… then we move on to fun with the Mad Science robots! Each camper will build robots that you can keep!- Week 9- Central Park
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3, 2, 1 Lift Off!
Sign-up for Mad Science Flight Academy and explore the fundamentals of flight. Learn characteristics of the planets and discover the wonders of the Milky Way. See how air and wind affect kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. Discover the fundamentals of rocketry, the stages of rocket flight and experiment with huge water rocket launches. We each build our own launchable rockets to take home. Take-homes include the new Mad Science Skyblazer rocket, a rubber band-powered airplane, a kite, a boomerang, a mini flying disc, and more! - Week 9- Central Park
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Magnetic Levitation for Future Transportation
Instructor: Sciencesational Staff
Build your own ‘futuristic Maglev’ car to race and take home. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles an hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but we will have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn about the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You will also get to build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors work, as well as generators. Build and take home the world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities! - Week 5- Dougherty Station
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Public Speaking & Presentation Camps
Instructor: Bay Area Debate Club
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.
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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- Central Park, Week 5- Dougherty Station
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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 the 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- Central Park, Week 6- Dougherty Station
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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 5- Dougherty Station
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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- Dougherty Station, Week 8- Central Park
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Robotics 101 Camps
Instructor: Tiny Techs Club 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!
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Robotics with NXT® Mindstorms- SpaceBots
Construct and program different models inspired by space! Drive the Rover, launch the spaceship, attack General GrieveBot and cheer the JediBot!! Learn all about the various sensors, how to program multiple motors and play around with gears in this fun beyond the millennium camp! No experience needed. Small groups, trained instructors and our own SpaceMats! - Week 5- Central Park
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RobotED: BattleBots
Go onto the Battlefield! Build a NINJA STAR to learn GEAR RATIOS. Construct a Battering Ram and a catapult! Fly the bomber plane to see a tilt sensor! 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.- Week 8- Dougherty Station
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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- Central Park
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RobotED Hobbitland
Travel through Middle Earth! Learn Pulley to escape hungry trolls. See cranks in action when Smaug slithers through the treasure. Power Legalose’s Bow with a gearbox! 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. - Week 9- Central Park
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AnimatED Code
Get your ‘Hour of Code’ right here! Learn how to create simple animated storylines using SCRATCH! Exclusive curriculum by Tiny Techs Club lets your child experiment with Digital Art and Technology simultaneously! NEW this year - create different space adventures in Animation using a wide gallery of space themed tasks and sprites! This camp is a great way to introduce simple programming and animation to your student. - Week 7- 9am at Dougherty Station, 1 pm at Central Park
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General Questions: Contact Adam Chow at achow@sanramon.ca.gov or (925) 973-3209.