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VISUAL ARTS CAMPS

Anime & Manga Cartooning - Beginning
Instructor: Warren Paylado
Learn step by step to draw Japanese style cartooning through techniques and instruction. 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.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 6 - Dougherty Station 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 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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ARTExplorations into Science Camp
Instructor: Susanna Ordway
Art and science collide as we discover, create and make connections- using both sides of our brain! We'll begin with sculpture- creating clay insects and then we learning about the transformation process of clay when firing and glazing. We will also learn about mixing colors and the outcomes we will get in our paintings. Other blends include experimenting with chemical reactions to make slime and further the process by creating a suncatcher. More science and art processes merge as we learn how both subjects are integrated. $20 materials fee.
Week 7 - 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 9 - 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 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Cartooning & 3D Sculpture Camp
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 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Clay Sculpture Camp
Instructor: Susanna Ordway
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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 create a number of pieces and they will be ready for pick-up one week after the end of camp. $25 supply fee payable at registration.

Clay Sculpture: Treats & Sweets
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 10+ 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 6 - San Ramon Community Center

Clay Sculpture: Under the Sea
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 & Marlin) and the Blue Tang (Dory), sea stars, sea anemones, jellyfish and more! Clay pieces will be ready for pickup 11 days after the end of camp. $25 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Clay Sculpture: Inspired by Nature
We will learn clay technique from wet clay to finished glazed pieces. These functional sculptures include a flower, candle holders, 'hand' made ring & jewelry holder, coiled mugs, a decorative fish bowl and leaf dishes. 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 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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 10 - San Ramon Community Center
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Creative Art Inspired by Disney
Instructor: Tess Reyes
When you wish upon a star...Yes! It could be Cinderella, Snow White, Monster's Inc characters or simply the little mermaid, Ariel. Let's discover them and capture their forms. Let's create these stars using storyboards, acetate drawing and painting or even capture them 3D. Let us breathe some life into these stars! All materials included..
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Inside Outside Art w/Miss Tess
Instructor: Tess Reyes
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. All materials included. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 5 - 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 5, 10 - 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 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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Made by ME - Marvelous Sculptures
Instructor: Ben Ward
Demonstrate your amazing creativity as we play with all sorts of sculpture mediums! Make some amazing animal sculptures and more with folded papers, colorful wires paint and unconventional manipulatives. We will also learn the traditional clay process with kiln fired clay, and glazing. Then we'll take our sculpture skills and each camper will create their own sculpture masterpiece. $25 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Make Art, Be Art! Dance & Art Camp
Instructor: Living Dream Arts
During this camp you won't just make art, you'll BE art! We'll combine movement with art-making and explore the elements of design in art and in the world around us. We'll get our inspiration from looking at nature, our local environment and even our own faces & bodies as we create works of art that incorporate drawing, painting, mixed media and dance! $20 materials fee payable at registration.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Ocean Explorers 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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Pop! The Possibilities of Paper Camp
Instructor: Ben Ward
Discover the many kinds of paper that are available to create your work of art. Try out tissue, shiny, vellum, cardstock, watercolor, mesh, cardboard, construction, marbled, newsprint, and many textured types of paper. We will use this variety to create 2D and 3D artwork. We will paint it, form it, sculpt it, tear it, cut it, wet it and use other treatments to design our creations. Students learn how easy these creations can be made with existing and found materials, at home. $25 materials fee payable at registration.
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Sewing & Painting Camp 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.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Sewing Camp 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 thier hearts content. All materials included and sewing machine provided.
Week 4 - 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. Watch a video sample at: https://youtu.be/N-xvWYj08jA. $20 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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We Love to Paint Camp
Instructor: Happy Valley Art School

Does your child love to paint and create art? We’ll have a blast creating and painting projects on paper, cardboard, boxes, and foam! We will use quirky tools like bubble wrap, corks, forks, pasta and tissue to paint and various mediums including watercolor paint, glitter paint, shiny, fluorescent, and foamy paint. Camp projects will be related to Summer and the outdoors, such as exotic places and animals that we 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 registration.
Week 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Yoga & Art Camp
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.$25 supply fee is payable at registration, which includes a kids yoga mat.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

A Taste of Broadway
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. Performance for friends and family on the last day of camp.  There are two Taste of Broadway Camps, one for ages 5 - 7 and one for 8 - 12. $10 supply fee must be paid at registration
Weeks 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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All 4 Dance Camps

Instructor: All 4 Dance – Heather Tabor

Dancing Through Time
Let's take a trip through the years as we dance the 1920s through 2017! Stretching, strengthening techniques and fun will all be incorporated so your children become more aware of their bodies, become fit, healthy and strong! All in an enjoyable and encouraging atmosphere, we will focus on the athletic aspect of dance.  Travel across the floor in small groups with jumps, turns and leaps. Create fun, motivating combinations while incorporating novelties such as: Charleston, pony, mashed potatoes, the bump, moon walk, running man, Macarena, tootsie roll, Harlem shake and a sprinkle of dab to name a few! Show friends and family what you've learned the last day as you perform! $15 supply fee payable at registration
Weeks 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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DESCENDANTS: Return to the Isle
Ahoy dancers! Let's take a trip back to the Isle of the lost where Mal, Jay, Evie and Carlos find themselves among pirates: Gill, Uma and Harry.  What kind of mischief could this trio be up to? In this camp we dance to the music soundtrack from Descendants 2 while getting stronger, more flexible and improve dance technique. New & exciting high energy movement, choreography and tumbling routines will keep the fun going all day.  On the last day of camp, we invite family and friends to enjoy a presentation of all your incredible ocean themed dances! 15 supply fee payable at registration.
Weeks 10 - San Ramon Community Center
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Bollywood Musical Theatre Camp: Delhi Safari
Instructor: Vaishnavi Misra
Travel with the animals in the forest to meet the Prime minister in Delhi. Join us on this wonderful journey to know why the animals leave their home and are ready to brave all dangers. Children will learn singing, dancing, recitation, improvisation, dialogue delivery and stage blocking.This mini theater camp will end in a small performance on the last day. $10 Supply Fee.
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Chinese Dance Camp
Instructor: Xiaopei Chinese Dance
Experience the beauty and magic of traditional Chinese dance! Learn popular Chinese cultural and folk dances. Enjoy customary music and traditional fan, handkerchief, and ribbon dances. Your children can experience, learn, and practice Chinese Dance and become more graceful, flexible, confident, and strong in a beautiful, fun, and friendly environment. Learn basic skills and dance combinations. Shine in our dance performance on the last day for friends and family. $10 supply fee.
Week 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Fun Drums & Guitar Camp
Instructor: John Waller
The first part of camp starts with a drumming intensive with body percussion, movement and vocal rhythms. We will explore African, Arabic and Latin rhythms on the hand drums, bells, shakers and sticks. Fun drumming games too! Second part of this camp will show the hand and finger technique on the guitar fretboard and strings. We will learn the notes and songs in a fun process that will be combined with percussion. No acoustic guitar needed to join this camp, but bring one if you have one! This is a great beginner level camp and musical introduction for kids to discover music in a fun way. Instructor provides all instruments for camp. He has enough acoustic guitars to provide for all camp participants, but if you already own an acoustic guitar, please bring it each day! 
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Gotta Sing Performance Coaching Camp
Instructor: Gotta Sing Staff
Become the STAR you R' at Gotta Sing Performance Camp, an exciting action packed camp. Kids get the opportunity to take the stage as a solo singer (if desired) in a supportive atmosphere and/or be a part of a group performance.  Gain valuable tips on character acting, vocal techniques, and on-stage performance that professional singers and actors utilize to shine. There's never a dull moment as students rotate through activity groups daily and perform for friends and family on Friday's closing session. Get your 'Pitch Perfect' this summer with Gotta Sing! All materials included.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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My Little Pony Dance Camp
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson
Come prance and dance with Twilight and her friends, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Friendship is magic, so bring a friend along or be ready to make new ones!

Gallop to Equestria for this pony-rific dance camp and take an adventure and explore friendship, magic, and rainbows. Each colorful day we will learn about a different My Little Pony and explore their quality through, dance, crafts and story time. My Little Pony Camp will include lessons in ballet, jazz and creative movement. A very magical performance will be held on the last day of class!
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Pop and Rock Star Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Dance your heart out to all the latest hits! A fun and upbeat Pop Star AND Rock Star inspired camp. Students will learn and sing lyrics to their favorite Pop artists such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and many others while learning jazz and hip hop moves like a true star. Students will also play games and make crafts for their pop and rock star performance on the last day of camp where friends and family can watch. Crafts include: Bling microphones/guitars and designing your own costume! All songs and choreography are age appropriate. $25 supply fee due at registration..
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Shakespeare & Improv Camp
Instructor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Who'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.
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Star Wars Hip Hop Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
This is a great camp for boys and girls! Come spend a week dancing and resisting the dark side! Move and groove to out of this world music! Go ahead and wear your Princess Leia buns or Chewbacca hair style to camp! This upbeat summer camp combines your Jedi's love for Star Wars and Hip hop dance! Crafts Include making your own Chewbacca shirt,  light sabers, make your own yoda, masks, and much more. On the last day of camp there will be a Hip Hop Dance performance for friends and family! $25 supply fee payable at registration.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Summer Performers Camp: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Join us 'under the sea' and learn acting, singing and dancing as you bring this favorite Disney musical to life on stage. This fast-paced two-week musical theatre camp will include daily vocal, dance, and acting rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 6/15 & 6/16 at The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center (DVPAC). Camp is held at DVPAC on 6/15 & 6/16. Lunch Care is provided. $25 materials fee payable at registration. (*Campers must atleast be entering 2nd grade in the Fall to enroll)
Weeks 1, 2 - San Ramon Community Center
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Summer Performers Camp: Hans Christian Anderson, Jr.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Come learn acting, singing, and dancing skills in this pilot production of a brand new musical and be part of the first cast to perform THIS new script from iTheatrics and Music Theatre International based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson. This fast-paced, two week musical theatre production camp includes daily vocal, acting and dance rehearsals to prepare you for performances on 8/10 & 8/11 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center (DVPAC). Camp is held at DVPAC on 8/10 & 8/11. $25 materials fee payable at registration. *Participants must be entering 2nd grade or above in the fall to enroll.
Weeks 9, 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Tinkerbell Fairy Dance Camp
Instructor: Studio 8 Dance
Are you ready to stretch your wings in this Tinkerbell Fairy themed dance camp? Come flutter, fly and learn ballet and jazz inspired movement! Fairy themed crafts include making your own bling fairy wings and wands so you can spread pixie dust all year long! Journey to Neverland and perform in a special fairy dance performance on the last day of camp. $25 supply fee must be paid at registration. 
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center
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Totally TROLLS Dance Camp
Instructor: Christie Tomlinson
Come sing, dance and hug with Princess Poppy and all her Troll friends! In a fun and loving environment, campers will learn dance routines to the popular music from Trolls and put on a magical performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. Troll-tastic crafts will include making flower headbands and much more! $15 supply fee must be paid at registration.
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center
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SPORTS CAMPS

Badminton Camp
Instructor: Lu I
Summer camp is a week long program geared towards introduction of  basic badminton.  This emphasis includes the rules of the game, including the new 21 point rally scoring system.  Basic strokes, racket grips, and game play.
Weeks 6, 8 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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Camp Central Tennis Camps - Beginner-Low Intermediate
Instructor: Akshay Arora
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, 3, 6, 9, 10 - 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 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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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 2, 7 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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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.
Weeks 1, 4 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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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, 6 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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Week 8 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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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, 7, - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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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 7 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium

Full Day Camp
Lunch will be 12-1 and will be supervised by camp staff.
Week 7 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium

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 Community Gymnasium

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One on One Sports Camps
Instructor: One On One 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 2 - 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 3 - Iron Horse Community Gym
Weeks 6, 7, 9 - Windermere Ranch Middle School

Rhythmic Gymanstics Summer Camp
Instructor: MARINA SHEL KOLT
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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.

Intermediate Levels 3-5

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 a mini Olympic trials and end with a performance for the parents.
Weeks 7, 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 10 - Windermere Ranch Middle School
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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.
Weeks 2, 5, 8 - Iron Horse Community Gymnasium
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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 3, 8, 10- 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, 5, 6, 7, 9 - San Ramon Community Center
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Skyhawks Camps
Instructor: Skyhawks Sports Academy staff

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 8, 9 - 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 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 3, 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 9 - 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 3, 5 - San Ramon 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 2, 5 - San Ramon Community Center
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Yoga Fit and Fun Camp by Modern Recess
Instructor: Stephanie Masuda 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.
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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ENRICHMENT CAMPS

3D Printing Camp
Instructor: Guru Yeleswarapu - SiliconValley4U e-Colt Systems Inc.,
This course will teach you the basics of 3D modeling and printing, converting images to 3Dmodels, and critical basic concepts in computer aided design (CAD). Working in teams of two participants 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. Printing will be completed at the end of the course through Sculpteo.
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Academic Writing Camps
Instructor: Jyoti Yelagalawadi Lekha Ink
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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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.
Week 10 - San Ramon Community Center

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 - 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 9 - 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

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.
Week 10 - San Ramon Community Center

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AnimatED Camp
Instructor: Vrinda Joshi
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.
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AnimatED Superheroes
Get your 'Hour of Code' right here! Experiment with Digital Art and Technology simultaneously! Learn how to create simple animated storylines using SCRATCH! Join the SuperHeroes on their quest to search for the crystal of power! Create an animation script for each adventure, express your creativity and make programming fun! Exclusive curriculum, easy to understand workbook and a computer is provided to each student.
Week 10 - San Ramon Community Center

AnimatED: GameOn!
Get your 'Hour of Code' right here! Experiment with Digital Art and Technology simultaneously! Learn how to create animation games using SCRATCH; our exclusive curriculum teaches you fundamentals of programming,logic and sequencing by writing simple and complex scripts. Students will create a 1 or 2 -player game at the end of each lesson using concepts covered. Project ideas challenge advanced learners and take-home cards extend the learning at home. Play On!!
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Berkeley Chess Camps
Instructor: Berkeley Chess School
Chess is fun and easy to learn! All levels welcome. Emphasis is on the joy of the game, but with a serious eye to the student's progress. The program includes daily instruction and supervised play. New material will be presented during each week of camp. Berkeley Chess School has been teaching State Chess Champions since 1982.
Weeks 3, 6, 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Weeks 6, 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Bricks for Kidz Camp with Lego Bricks
Instructor: Sally Studebaker Bricks 4 Kidz
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.  Lessons from math, science, language arts, and social studies are integrated and discussed weekly. Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics, and more. Each class begins with a brief lesson taught by a screened instructor. Once the lesson is complete. Students will work with a partner to build a model using our kits and differentiated model plans. Upon completing the model, students are challenged to expand their model using more pieces and collaborate with each other. 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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LEGO® Inspired BRICK City Engineers Camp
Let's build a CITY! There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun! What would a city be without the engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build vehicles, airplanes, bridges, buildings, parks, and more using LEGO® Bricks. The sky's the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads! They'll have a blast using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town - brick by brick! What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim, 'We built this BRICK City!'
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

LEGO® Inspired Bat League Heroes and Villains Camp
Enter the dark city where a dangerous Jokester and other evil villains wreak havoc. Thankfully, there is a bat hero fighting against these villains! Using LEGO®  Bricks, Campers build motorized models including Bat Hero's vehicle and Bat Girl's cycle. Keep the bat light searching for the Jokester's motorized low rider vehicle cruising through the city streets. Send the bat hero swinging on his grappling hook technic model from one skyscraper to the next fighting crime with his trusty super sidekick. Campers will use their imaginations, building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of Bat Heroes and Villains!
Week 6 - Dougherty Station Community Center

LEGO® Inspired Magical World of Amusement Parks Camp
MAGICAL WORLD OF AMUSEMENT PARKS camp combines the thrilling adventure of building amusement park themed models and the WIZARD WORLD building your favorite WIZARD, his magical owl and more! Using LEGO® Bricks build and give your DESPICABLE YELLOW MOVIE CHARACTERS a thrilling roller coaster ride! Turn games, rides and attractions into exciting model builds! All this and more awaits at Bricks 4 Kidz®  Magical World of Amusement Parks camp!
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

LEGO® Inspired Jr Robotics Building and Programming with WeD
How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz® Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop, icon-based software, the WeDo software provides an introduction to the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun!
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

LEGO® Inspired Pirates and Raiders Camp
What happens when PIRATES meet BARBARIANS? Find out at Bricks 4 Kidz PIRATES AND BARBARIANS Camp! Build a motorized model of a pirate ship to take the Pirates to the Barbarian villages. Build catapults, rowboats and more using LEGO® Bricks. Campers will build Barbarians, Archers, Wall Breakers, Balloons, and more to protect the villages from the marauding Pirates. Will the Pirates be able to find the Barbarians' gold and elixir? Will the Barbarians now raid the Pirates? Join all the fun in the imaginary game of Pirates and Barbarians.
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Challenge Island Camps
Instructor: Aaska Patel
Our STEMtastic Challenge Island Camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer vacation and other school breaks! Built around pop culture themes kids love, our Challenge Island camps feel like action-packed vacations in their own right. Our wide array of trademark camp themes include American Girls & Dolls, Space Wars Camp and many more!
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Emoji Camp
Challenge Island Kids HEART Emojis and we HEART Challenge Island Kids so we created an all new camp that turns those cute little yellow faces into action packed STEAM adventures! From Silly Emoji Day to Scary Emoji Day to Sunglasses Cool Emoji Day, our Challenge Island tribes will be crying tears of joy as they ride their unicorns into a texting-icon-inspired world they will never forget. This awesome camp promises to be as popular as Emojis themselves, so reserve your spot today!
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Minecraft Party Camp
Ride your mine train over to Challenge Island for a one of a kind mining and crafting celebration! You and your tribemates will set up shelter in the micro world of Steve and the gang where you'll take on all kinds of mindcrafty challenges - from creating fences to critter catchers to catapults. You'll even get to design your own wild mine train ride and take part in our exciting fishing rodeo challenge! Each challenge will involve lots of critical thinking, problem solving, science and teamwork. You are sure to have a MINE FULL of fun at this not-to-be missed Challenge Island camp!
Week 6 - San Ramon Community Center

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Coding for Kids
Instructor: SiliconValley4U e-Colt Systems Inc.,
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. A $45 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Weeks 1, 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Week 10 - Dougherty Station 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.
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Cooking 101
Let's cook! Let us enjoy the magic of cooking! In a matter of three hours a day you can change a piece of raw dough into a tray of warm, mouth- watering bread rolls! From simple Chocolate Chip cookies to Strawberry cakes and Apple pies, let's get cooking!
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Joy of Cooking
Everyone enjoys eating good delicious food. Cooking can be more fun getting ready in the kitchen, following recipe steps carefully and use cooking equipment the right way. Then we'll be on the right track recreating some delicious recipes like  Sticks and Dip, Pack-a-Pita and more. See yah in the kitchen!!
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

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Baking Galore
Are you ready to spoil yourself with some sumptuous baked goods? Well here they are! Try making chocolate crispies, 'cakes' you'll probably try for the first time, brownies, frosted cupcakes, cookies and more. So get stuck in and enjoy being a little bit wicked in the kitchen!
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Baking 101
Yummy...yes it sure is yummy when you learn to bake and eat these yummy goodies with your family and friends. It's simple sweet food- it's easy to create for snacks or as an after mealtime dessert. From old favorites as No-egg chocolate cake to Gooey Chocolate Brownies, we shall try to create everyone's favorite dessert.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Baking for Jr. Chefs
Baking is a special time one can create with family and friends. Being able to bake and challenge oneself in transforming a baked good recipe will bring the feeling of accomplishment and good will. If you're crazy about baking from desserts with unusual ingredients such as avocado and applesauce to an old time favorite Stacked High Apple Pie, don't wait to put tha apron on. Let's bake!
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Cooking for Jr. Chefs
Cooking is a great skill just like swimmers or riding a bike. It's fun and easy to learn how to use kitchen utensils the correct and safe way. It's exciting discovering great recipes to feed and entertain family and friends. Be an artist! Treat the eye as well as your tummy! We will cook Cheeseburger Calzones to Chuckwagon BBQ. What are you waiting for? Let's get cooking!
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

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Creative Writing Camps
Instructor: Jyoti Yelagalawadi Lekha Ink
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The Art of Story Telling
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 speak in front of an audience while having fun. Participants will learn the art of narration using different storytelling techniques like puppets, play acting, and mime. They will take home the story telling tools that they create during the week.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Creative Writing
Students will learn Lekha's time-tested methods to overcome writer's block while writing short stories, poems, and short skits.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Story Writing
The elements of story writing will be the focus during this session. Students will be introduced to a variety of genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of rules that drive character creation, setting, and plot.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Beginning Creative Writing
Children will learn the art of creative writing through correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure.
Week 10 - San Ramon Community Center

Story Writing Genres
A variety of fiction and nonfiction genres will be the focus during this session. Students will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drive character creation, setting, and plot. During the second half of the session, they will choose one of their short stories and improve upon that.
Week 10 - San Ramon Community Center

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Critter College
Kids will get hands on experience learning about small animals. Topics covered will include habitats, diet, debunking myths, along with choosing the right pet for your family and learning some cool critter facts!
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center
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Electronic Game Design by Engineering for Kids
Instructor: Engineering for Kids
Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense Games
During the Electronic Game Design : Invader Defense classes, 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. (not compatible with Mac or Linux)
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Engineering for Kids Camps
Instructor: Engineering for Kids
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Engineering 4 Kids 3D Printing Camp
3D printers are one of the most widely applicable and fun inventions on the tech scene today! In 3D Printing: Superheroes To The Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to design and create our very own 3D printed superhero! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center

Junior Scratch Programming: Space Pioneers
Programming with Scratch Embark on fun journey to 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.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center

Junior We Do Lego Robotics: Wild Animals
The class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build a variety of robotic animals. They then work in pairs using a laptop computer or tablet to program them to do various tasks.
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Electronic Game Design: Racing Games
During Electronic Game Design: Racing Games, 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, everyone takes home a working copy of their game to play with their friends. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create. (not compatible with Mac or Linux)
Week 4 - San Ramon Community Center

Software Engineering Using Scratch: Video Sensing
What's more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games and then test them by interacting with the program via webcam. In this Scratch program, students will be separated by age group and work in pairs to create their own games, art, and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. Get up and get moving with Engineering for Kids and Scratch: Video Sensing!
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Minecraft Edu Virtual: Medieval Machinations Redstone
Minecraft EDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

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Fun with Science and Engineering Camp
Instructor: LLC Fun with Academics
Have fun building hands-on projects and performing science experiments! Students will engage in projects such as a Buzzy Robo-Bug, Hovercraft, or Hydraulic Arm. They will run lab experiments such as The Frozen Lab, The Puffy Paint Lab or The Silly Senses Lab. The main goals of the class are to give students a fun experience, while increasing their exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the scientific method, and completing projects from start to finish. Students will gain a better understanding for how the way things around them work and behave, and will learn how to break down and analyze problems.  ALL NEW PROJECTS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS! A $35 materials fee is required.
Week 9 - 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 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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LEGO Engineering Camps
Instructor: Erik Olson Play-Well TEKnologies
This year, we have redesigned and renamed our Pre-Engineering and Engineering FUNdamentals camps as 'Intro to STEM' and 'STEM Challenge.'  Each of these courses has up to three separate sessions with different lesson plans and the same great STEM content.  So each course is repeatable and does not have a prerequisite.  For any questions, contact Erik Olson at erik@play-well.org.  Thank you from the Play-Well team!
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Intro to STEM 1
Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

STEM Challenge with LEGO Session 1
Power on 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 Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! 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 1 - San Ramon Community Center

Jedi Engineering using LEGO
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Batman's Gotham Gadgets
Take on Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's favorite crime-fighting machines! Build the Bat Tumbler, craft a Batwing, and design your very own Batcave, all out of LEGO. Then use your projects to help save the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

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Intro to STEM 2
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineerdesigned projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Session 1 is not a prerequisite for Session 2.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Mine, Craft, Build: Survival Game
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO®.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO
The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO XWings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.
Week 7 - San Ramon Community Center

Batman Master Mechanics
Defeat Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's most advanced crimefighting machines! Infiltrate Arkham Asylum, build a Bat Cycle, and fly your Batcopter. Then use your projects to thwart the Joker's plans to take over the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while engineering solutions through the use of STEM concepts!
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

STEM Challenge with LEGO Session 2
Level 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 Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Session 1 is not a prerequisite for Session 2.
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This LEGO experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.
Week 9 - San Ramon Community Center

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Little Medical School
Instructor: Hari Tirumalasetty Kalgold Technologies Inc. LMS Franchise
Little Medical School, designed and developed by board certified physicians, engages students with medical based hands-on demonstrations, crafts and games. The interactive activities and games will grasp every student's curiosity as they explore the human body. Come join us for camp as we explore the world of science and medicine.
Weeks 2, 6 - San Ramon Community Center
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Mad Science Camps
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 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 2 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

321, 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 4 - 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 spaceships from damaging space rays and designing a safety capsule for payloads returning from space. These are only a few examples. Come discover and create!
Week 5 - San Ramon Community Center

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, all the while learning the science of robotics.
Week 4 - 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 2 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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Minecraft Madness
Instructor: Silicon Valley 4 U
You have most likely heard of Minecraft, the immensely successful building computer game popular with Kids. Minecraft boasts considerable educational value, with skills such as teamwork, creativity, spatial reasoning and, most importantly, building. basic to intermediate design principles, such as depth, color balance and architecture, to help improve your builds in Minecraft and also attain real-world skills. We will meet to play minecraft, socialize and engage in peer base learning; fundamentals of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)education incorporated. Through Minecraft students will exercise their creativity by participating in individual and group challenges and they will learn to download and apply their own Minecraft mods!
Week 10 - Dougherty Station Community Center
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Public Speaking & Presentation Camps
Instructor: Ritu Khurana Gurus Education
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
This fun and informative summer camp teaches the beginning building blocks of public speaking. Starting with being ready, practiced and focused, they learn the importance of body language and variation in their voices. Within the fun milieu of show and tell, storytelling and poetry recitals, the goal is for your child to start developing more confidence and skill in expressing themselves to a group.  To know more visit  www.Guruseducation.com
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

Debate and Public Speaking Combo
This summer camp is an excellent summer camp as it not only focuses on teaching delivery and presentation skills but also provides foundation of critical thinking. With lot of thought-provoking and stimulating topics and exciting activities to write and speak, students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, how to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence. It improves their confidence, communication and general knowledge. To know more visit www.Guruseducation.com
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 7 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Essentials of Debating
Our Debate classes are very popular among students and parents! It helps students understand all sides of a subject matter. Presenting your point is important but it is equally important to listen to the other side. Students become better listeners; get better with their note-taking abilities and more importantly, it improves their overall general knowledge on a variety of current topics. The students learn essentials of Debating. They learn how to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence. The participants debate on a variety of their age appropriate topics in various formats. Students love to debate! To know more visit  www.Guruseducation.com
Week 3 - San Ramon Community Center

Robotics 101 Camps
Instructor: Vrinda Joshi
Learn the basics of Robotics!  Using the popular LEGO® WeD® 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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RobotED: Adventure Bots
Adventure Land! Join us as we follow the adventure trail with different robots add to the thrill of life! Drag the water skier and be careful of the bear and the wolf! Bungee jump with R-Bot and watch out for the scorpion's tail! Learn all about the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO WeDo kit to learn with. Exclusive Curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering and programming.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center

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Robotics with NXT
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 10 - San Ramon Community Center

RobotED:Marine Bots
Dive in! Explore the Marine world with robots from the sea and land and learn all about the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO® WeDo® kit to learn with. Exclusive Curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering and programming. All aboard!
Week 9 - Dougherty Station Community Center

RobotED: Game Bots
Ready, Set, Play! Inspired by your favorite video and arcade games, these robots teach the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks, and more. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO® WeDo® kit to learn with. Exclusive curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering, and programming. Game on!
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Science Beginnings Camps
Instructor: VIDYA PILLAI
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Budding Biologists
This class 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. Requires $10 supply fee.
Week 8 - San Ramon Community Center

Physics Fun, Chemistry Fizz
Get prepared for things that fizz, pop, ooze, and bubble! Campers explore frozen CO2 with spectacular dry ice experiments. Experiment with polymers and their molecular structure with atomic slime. Discover fluorescence with glow-in-the-dark experiments, static electricity, and Newton's Laws. Take home worksheet, experiments.  Requires a $10 supply on first day of camp.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center

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Snapology Camps
Instructor: Denise Lee Snapology of the Tri-Valley
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Exploring Alternative Energy
We'll explore different types of alternative energies - renewable, kinetic, and potential.  We'll build using Engino, K'Nex, littleBits and LEGO®.  We'll measure and create energy.  We'll build creatures and vehicles using solar cells and build wind powered structures.  Whether you've seen a grist mill or not, we'll build one to see how hydro power works.  All the builds are to have some fun experiencing different ways energy is harnessed.
Week 1 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

Animals & STEM
Love animals? Love to build?  We will do both!  Using K'Nex, we'll build animals to learn how they live together.  What are their differences and their life cycle process?  We'll discover not all bugs are bugs.  Or build a tadpole and a frog.  We will read, build, color and write.  Add in some art.  The kids will partner-up to practice teamwork and develop social skills.
Week 2 - San Ramon Community Center
Week 8 - Dougherty Station Community Center

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General Questions: Contact Jennifer Gault at jegault@sanramon.ca.gov or (925) 973-3375