Summer Programs 2019 K-8 Class Schedules (Non-Credit)

Session 1: June 10 - June 21
Session 2: June 24 - July 5 (special July 4 program)
Session 3: July 8 - July 19
Classes meet Monday – Thursday
Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities

• Colored boxes indicate sessions a course is offered.
• Numbers in parentheses indicate the targeted entering grades.


8:00 am - Noon

123 Art of Play (K)
Summer is a time to be creative, discover the wonders of your senses, and connect with your natural curiosity. In this playful class, rising kindergartners explore in the areas of art, science, and music. Through hands-on work and rich sensorial experiences, students are encouraged to use their senses and whole body in work and play. Time is set aside each day for small group practice with writing, number concepts, Jolly Phonics, and beginning reading. Dress for a mess, although paint shirts are provided. Exploration materials include clay, paper, paints, glue, fabric, water, and other natural materials!
Instructors: Kelly Blackson, Katie Erickson, Pauline Fleming, Kelli Newsome, Claire Tyra
123 Surf's Up! (1-2)
Have fun while reinforcing reading, math, writing, and research skills. The beach theme lends itself to a relaxed and productive learning experience. Students "surf" between classes in small groups "pooled" with daily hands-on projects, snacks, and free-choice activities. Individual support provided on a regular basis by experienced elementary school faculty members.
Instructors: Karen Bruntz, Cindy Davis, Katie Erickson, Nikki Erickson, Courtney Wessel, Maddie Williams

8:00 - 9:15 am

123 Algebra I Preview (7-9)
Designed for students preparing to enter Algebra I in the fall, this course touches on the introductory topics of Algebra I, such as solving multi-step equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing in the coordinate plane, linear functions and exponents. The course has a strong emphasis on teaching students to organize their written work. Applications of fractions and decimals are included.
Instructors: Eric Heideman, Keely Franklin
  3 Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Eric Heideman
123 Animation Inspiration (2-4)
Engaging lessons inspire the inner artist as students expand their creativity and technology skills. Students explore the Animation-ish program and develop animation projects relevant to age-appropriate topics.
Instructor: Shannon Castle
12  Archery (5-8)
Students learn the physical, emotional, and social benefits of archery, and the history, safety strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy the sport as a lifetime activity.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
123 Cake Decorating Introduction (6-8)
In this introduction to cake decorating class, students will learn how to make and tint icing, fill a decorating bag, and pipe a variety of decorations, including leaves, flowers, and shells. Students will practice their skills on cupcakes, and decorate a cake for their final project.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Hannah Fox
1   Chemistry 101 (6-8)
An introduction into the world of chemistry! Ever wonder why baking soda and vinegar create a lava like reaction? Have you ever asked yourself what makes tree bark so unique? Come to chemistry 101 to find out!
Instructor: Elyse Gentile
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
12  Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day--and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructors: Robyn Kunze, Johana Bautista
1   Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
123 CSI Phoenix (5-6)
Students will learn how to process crime scenes and learn about the importance of physical evidence in investigations. Topics Include: Fingerprints, Footwear, Tire Tracks and much more!
Instructor: Katherine Stang
12  Digital Photography Introduction (7-9)
Students take photos using digital cameras, and then image the files using Adobe Photoshop on Apple computers. This class gives students the basic skills necessary to create, edit, and produce their own photographs for digital or print-based media. Also covered are the basic, most useful aspects of Photoshop for beginning photographers. Student's own camera is helpful but not required. No prior experience required.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 23 Drawing (4-6)
Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing still-life objects in a realistic form. Students will explore the drawing concepts of proportion, shading and textures. Sketchbook provided.
Instructor: Lindsey Cherilla
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
 23 Electrifying Electricity (3-5)
Students will learn the principles of electricity: conductors, insulators, and flow of electricity to create electrifying projects. In the first week, they will make their own quiz boards out of foil, wires, and batteries. In the second week, students will make creative art out of copper tape, mini lights and batteries.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
123 Fraction Action (3-5)
This hands-on, visual, activity-based course will focus on naming and comparing fractions, fractions that make one whole, operations with fractions, equivalent fractions, and fractions greater than one. A great way to develop a deeper understanding and fluency with fractions.
Instructor: Lindsey Leidinger
 2  Funtastic Science (2-4)
Students conduct fun scientific experiments to explore the worlds of chemistry, physics, and life and earth sciences. Each day, students conduct a simple, hands-on experiment to stimulate the curious mind and discover new ways to look at our world.
Instructor: Valeska French
 23 Games for the Mind and Body (6-9)
Fun with a purpose! Class time is used primarily to play games such as Taboo, Charades, Word Association, and other games of expression and quick thought to help students develop confidence, problem-solving abilities, verbal and physical expression, humor skills, social interactions, and more. Explore the importance of taking "safe risks," accepting and celebrating mistakes, and expanding avenues of communication, all of which can be valuable life skills. It sounds serious, but is centered on fun and a lot of healthy game playing.
Instructor: Keith Burns
12  Golf (4-8)
Bet you never thought learning to play golf with your friends could be this fun! Students explore the fascinating fundamentals of the golf swing, such as proper grip, posture, and alignment—everything you need to find the right position to hit the golf ball consistently. Learn tips to develop the self-confidence to self-correct your golf swing when problems arise. Start growing your lifelong passion for the greatest game ever played.
Instructor: Pete Helmbock
 23 Lego Mindstorm Robotics (6-9)
In this class, you will design, build, and program robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to sensors. Once you master the basics of programming, you will compete in challenges such as The Maze, Barrel Races, Slam Dunk Contest, and Tug-o-War, and Battle Bots. Not recommended for the faint of heart!
Instructor: Brent Root
12  Math: Add It Up! (2-3)
This course strengthens the student's conceptual understanding of mathematics and provides ample time for drill and review. A complement to the regular mathematics curriculum, it's specifically designed to consolidate the mathematics skills that students need to proceed to the next level.
Instructor: Nikki Erickson
123 Math: Manipulations (4-6)
This course provides students with an overall review of essential math concepts including multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and probability. Small group and individual instruction will include hands-on manipulatives, math games and strategies for problem solving. Students will be given valuable strategies for answering word problems by using a step-by-step graphic approach.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
123 Minecraft Challenge (4-6)
Minecraft Challenge is for students who have a Mojang account and enjoy creating worlds in Minecraft. Challenges will include replicating famous buildings in the Minecraft world. Students will plan and manage their time as they build their masterpieces, and present their work to the class.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
  3 Musical Theatre (2-4)
This "playful" class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the diaphragm and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Karen Burns
1   Painting (6-9)
Students will create painted artwork through the use of watercolor and tempera paint. Students will explore various painting surfaces, and work with other media that can be incorporated into their artwork.
Instructor: Carrie Bloomston
 2  Sing and Dance (5-8)
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style dance and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. A great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
Instructor: Karen Burns
123 Soccer (2-4)
Summer Soccer class will improve fundamental skills through drills and games. The class will focus on playing soccer in a fun, stress-free environment. The class will be indoors, and tennis shoes are required. Soccer balls and water will be provided.
Instructor: Prescot Noghrehchi
123 Soccer (5-8)
Summer Soccer class will improve fundamental skills through drills and games. The class will focus on playing soccer in a fun, stress-free environment. The class will be indoors, and tennis shoes are required. Soccer balls and water will be provided.
Instructor: Prescot Noghrehchi
12  Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students' real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
 23 Stop Motion Animation (4-6)
Write an original script, or recreate an old favorite, as you design, stage, film and edit a 3 to 5 minute stop motion animation movie
Instructor: Julie Larrea
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
123 Tennis (2-8)
This class is designed for everyone from beginners to advanced players. Kids are split into groups based on age and ability and develop hand-eye coordination and stroke technique through instruction, games, and having fun!!! Class consists of warm-up, condition drills, stroke techniques, match play, and much more! Students should wear sunscreeen and a hat, and have a water bottle each day.
Instructor: Jerry Keever
  3 The Science Experience (6-8)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
1   Women's Movement in Music (6-8)
Students will examine female singer-songwriters of the 1970s and their messages and compare them to messages of female singer-songwriters of today. Students will also write lyrics to their own female empowerment song.
Instructor: Kelly Butler
1   Writers' Workshop (4-6)
Designed for students who wish to refine their writing skills and prepare for the demands of later, more advanced work, this course reinforces grammatical principles, standards of correct usage, editing, and vocabulary development. Through the use of daily journals, expository prose, and exercises in writing for argument, students learn the process and form of good writing.
Instructor: Valeska French
1 3 Writing Short Stories (7-10)
By reading published short stories and writing their own, students learn how to write with conciseness and purpose. Students explore how to weave character development and tight plot structure into a brief tale. Writing workshops allow for teacher critiques and peer feedback on each student's piece.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
  3 Writing Wonders (2-3)
Students will write in a variety of genres to help foster a love of writing. Daily prompts will facilitate brainstorming, and students will work alone and with partners to generate writing ideas, identify important parts of a story, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a booklet to go home at the end of the session.
Instructors: Valeska French, Nikki Erickson
 23 Writing: An Overlooked Art Form (4-6)
Students will become proficient writers in opinion/argument and narrative writing as they explore the elements of each writing form and produce their own works of composition.
Instructor: Ian Hodor
123 Yoga (6-9)
Wake up your body and mind to start your day off right with yoga! Students focus on having fun while learning the fundamentals of yoga, including all about the self as individual, how to enhance physical strength and coordination, and how to develop techniques for self-awareness and calm energy.
Instructor: Beri Golding

9:20 - 10:35 am

123 A Reader is a Leader (2-3)
Reading comprehension is a critical skill for success in school. This course teaches students to read critically, recognize themes in literature, and focus on comprehension. Games and fun competitions keep students' attention as they learn new ways to approach literature.
Instructors: Nikki Erickson, Valeska French, Nikki Erickson
  3 Agamographs, Origami and Paper Crafts (4-6)
Challenge your creative spirit as you create agamographs - a series of images that change from different angles - and explore a variety of paper crafts.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
1   Archery (5-8)
Students learn the physical, emotional, and social benefits of archery, and the history, safety strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy the sport as a lifetime activity.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
123 Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Prescot Noghrehchi
 2  Be an Author! (3-4)
Students will identify important parts of a story, brainstorm to generate writing ideas, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a book to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
123 Cake Decorating Introduction (6-8)
In this introduction to cake decorating class, students will learn how to make and tint icing, fill a decorating bag, and pipe a variety of decorations, including leaves, flowers, and shells. Students will practice their skills on cupcakes, and decorate a cake for their final project.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Hannah Fox
 23 Calligraphy: the Lost Art (5-8)
Old fashioned writing is new again! Try your hand at learning calligraphy and brush lettering techniques. This class will offer simple instruction and ample time to practice this lovely form of expression.
Instructor: Mary Dover
1   Chemistry 101 (6-8)
An introduction into the world of chemistry! Ever wonder why baking soda and vinegar create a lava like reaction? Have you ever asked yourself what makes tree bark so unique? Come to chemistry 101 to find out!
Instructor: Elyse Gentile
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 23 Code Combat (7-9)
Learn JavaScript as you develop a multiplayer live coding strategy game. Defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up. This course is intended for beginners to JavaScript. The course will introduce: Basic Syntax, Arguments, Variables, Strings, If Statements, While Loops, Arrays, For Loops, Functions, Boolean Logic, Algorithms, Break Statements, Arithmetic, Object Literals, Parameters, Vectors, Math Library Operations, and Recursion.
Instructor: Brett Girod
12  Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day--and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructors: Robyn Kunze, Johana Bautista
1   Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
 2  Crochet Creations (5-8)
Crocheting is not just for your grandma! This class will give you the opportunity to learn a simple and quick way to crochet a blanket as we dream of cooler temperatures!
Instructor: Julie Larrea
 23 Designing with Collage (6-8)
This class will explore designing with torn paper, magazines and an assortment of materials to complete a narrative in two dimension.
Instructor: Tom Steward
12  Digital Photography Introduction (7-9)
Students take photos using digital cameras, and then image the files using Adobe Photoshop on Apple computers. This class gives students the basic skills necessary to create, edit, and produce their own photographs for digital or print-based media. Also covered are the basic, most useful aspects of Photoshop for beginning photographers. Student's own camera is helpful but not required. No prior experience required.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 2  Diving (5-9)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Samantha Stein
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
  3 Electrifying Electricity (3-5)
Students will learn the principles of electricity: conductors, insulators, and flow of electricity to create electrifying projects. In the first week, they will make their own quiz boards out of foil, wires, and batteries. In the second week, students will make creative art out of copper tape, mini lights and batteries.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
 23 Filming TV Commercials (6-9)
Have you ever watched a TV commercial and said "I could do better than that"? In this class you'll work in small groups to design, write, direct, film, and edit your own TV commercials, selling products of your own choosing, whether real or made-up.
Instructor: Brent Root
123 Forensic Science: Evidence and the Investigation (7-9)
Students will learn the value of physical evidence in the crime laboratory. Topics include: fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence and much more!
Instructor: Katherine Stang
  3 Fun with Geometry (7-9)
This project-based class will help students explore geometric topics and see that geometry patterns are all around us. Projects include creating 3D shapes like prisms and octahedrons with toothpicks and marshmallows, creating an "eyeball" from parabolic curves, and creating artistic designs using tessellations.
Instructor: Eric Heideman
1   Funtastic Science (2-4)
Students conduct fun scientific experiments to explore the worlds of chemistry, physics, and life and earth sciences. Each day, students conduct a simple, hands-on experiment to stimulate the curious mind and discover new ways to look at our world.
Instructors: Valeska French, Karen Cuculic
 23 Intro to Japanese Language and Culture (6-8)
The focus of this class is on gaining a rudimentary understanding of basic spoken Japanese and the three writing systems along with an appreciation of Japanese culture.
Instructor: Ian Hodor
1 3 Introduction to Academic Writing (7-10)
Worried about writing well in high school and beyond? If you do, this course will provide you with the foundation for constructing well-research and well-argued academic writing assignments. Students will be introduced to effective methods for writing academic introductions, body paragraphs, and concluding statements. Students will also learn the basics of research and effectively written argumentation.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
1   Jewelry Making (3-5)
Love showing off fashionable necklaces and wearing glittery rings each day? If so, then this is definitely your class! Students make various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, so that by the end of the session, each student takes home a collection of new creations!
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
12  Keyboarding (4-8)
Using fun and interactive programs, students set their own speed and accuracy goals to improve their keyboarding technique. Each lesson's printout shows progress and demonstrates speed and accuracy improvements, which helps to build each student's keyboarding confidence.
Instructor: Pete Helmbock
123 Kids Yoga and Fun (2-5)
Through engaging yoga games and activities children learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and movement in a fun, nurturing environment.
Instructor: Beri Golding
1   LEGO City (2-5)
Students will engage their creativity, curiosity and problem solving through the building of a LEGO city. Students will work together to decide what buildings the city needs and how to create them, becoming small-scale urban planners as they execute their designs.
Instructors: Ben Steiner, Reed Steiner
1   Lotions and Potions DIY (4-8)
Students will learn how to make their own lip balms, lotions, scrubs, bath fizzies and soaps! We will also explore the benefits of different carrier and essential oils used in the products we make and where they are sourced. This class is part science, part creativity and a whole lot of fun. Students will have an array of useful bath and body goodies to take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Karen Handelman
  3 Math Puzzles, Patterns, and Connections (5-8)
Tour the world of mathematics, using middle school skills, looking for patterns in sequences and connections between new problems, old problems, and the world around us. Students look at classic problems, famous numbers, and the rich relationships between seemingly different problems. This course enriches the mathematical experience and enhances students' appreciation for the wonders of mathematics.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
12  Minecraft Challenge (4-6)
Minecraft Challenge is for students who have a Mojang account and enjoy creating worlds in Minecraft. Challenges will include replicating famous buildings in the Minecraft world. Students will plan and manage their time as they build their masterpieces, and present their work to the class.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
123 Multiplication Mania (3-5)
This game-based class uses a variety of fun and fast-paced activities to help students learn multiplication tables and commit them to memory. The class focuses on multiplication facts from 0-12 utilizing flashcards, games and memorization strategies. Students in this highly interactive class will leave with greater multiplication proficiency and strategies that will benefit them throughout the school year.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
1   Must Love Dogs...or Cats! (5-8)
This class will provide information on how animal rescues work, fundraise and successfully adopt out animals to their forever homes. Participants will also learn about responsible pet ownership, animal care and handling, and pet healthcare in order to relay the importance of compassion and respect for animals. Students will make enrichment items and activities for shelter animals which will be donated to a local rescue at the end of the session.
Instructor: Leslie Feldman
 2  Never Board: Game Theory (5-8)
Students will enjoy competing with their classmates as they learn to play at least 4 different strategy board games representing four of the major types of game mechanics: deck builder, worker placement, push your luck, and auction. As board game designer Reiner Knizia says "The goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning."
Instructor: Michael Caplan
  3 Photoshop 101 (4-6)
Have you ever wondered how to make someone old look young? Does that dog really fly or has it been Photoshopped? This is the class for you. In Photoshop 101, learn the basics of photoshop and have fun making your photos look great.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
1   Research Paper Writing 101 (7-10)
Students will learn how to write a five paragraph research paper including how to use virtual notecards, how to write a thesis statement, the difference between a primary and secondary source, as well as how to create MLA formatted citations.
Instructor: Kelly Butler
 23 Robot Fun: Program and Play (2-3)
Students will learn about the "Ozobot", a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Kaleab Afework
1   Sewing: Beginners (5-8)
Learn a variety of sewing techniques from hand sewing to basic machine sewing. In this class you will use your imagination, creativity, and new sewing skills to create a collection of lovable squishy critters.
Instructor: Carrie Bloomston
123 Subtraction Safari (2-4)
This course will focus on the foundations of subtraction using hands-on activities and games. Students will explore subtraction in its various forms through a safari adventure!
Instructor: Lindsey Leidinger
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
12  Tennis (2-8)
This class is designed for everyone from beginners to advanced players. Kids are split into groups based on age and ability and develop hand-eye coordination and stroke technique through instruction, games, and having fun!!! Class consists of warm-up, condition drills, stroke techniques, match play, and much more! Students should wear sunscreeen and a hat, and have a water bottle each day.
Instructor: Jerry Keever
 23 The Science Experience (6-8)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
 23 Theater Improvisation (6-9)
This class offers instruction and practice in the skills needed for comedy improvisation. Listening, quick thinking, character development, and scene building techniques are developed through exercises, games, and improvisational scene work. Perfect for students with interest in the performing arts, this class also helps develop acting skills in addition to improvisation. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Keith Burns
123 Volleyball (4-8)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Shannon Castle
 2  Watercolor Whimsy (2-4)
Unleash the creative painter within in this introduction and exploration of watercolors. In this class, students learn the art of creating watercolor images straight onto paper, drawing and then watercoloring, and exploring how colors change based on the amount of water used. Students will bring home a final portfolio of their work. If you enjoy painting or want to learn more about watercolors, this class is for you!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Lindsey Cherilla
 2  Writers' Workshop (4-6)
Designed for students who wish to refine their writing skills and prepare for the demands of later, more advanced work, this course reinforces grammatical principles, standards of correct usage, editing, and vocabulary development. Through the use of daily journals, expository prose, and exercises in writing for argument, students learn the process and form of good writing.
Instructor: Valeska French

10:40 - 11:55 am

 23 Adventures in Blogging (5-8)
Share what's on your mind as you design and write for your blog page.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
1 3 Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Eric Heideman
 23 Assemblage (6-8)
Create a masterpiece! Assemblage is the art of combining everything from recycled materials, found objects,dimensional objects and experimental materials to make a piece of art.
Instructor: Tom Steward
1   Babysitter's Training with CPR and First Aid (5-8)
This course will provide boys and girls who are planning to babysit the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care. The course also includes CPR and First Aid certification.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Katie Charles
123 Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Prescot Noghrehchi
  3 Be an Author! (3-4)
Students will identify important parts of a story, brainstorm to generate writing ideas, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a book to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
123 Cake Decorating Introduction (6-8)
In this introduction to cake decorating class, students will learn how to make and tint icing, fill a decorating bag, and pipe a variety of decorations, including leaves, flowers, and shells. Students will practice their skills on cupcakes, and decorate a cake for their final project.
Materials fee: $15
Instructor: Hannah Fox
 23 Cardboard Challenge (6-9)
Armed with cardboard, duct tape, hot glue and imagination, students will create a cardboard arcade, following the inspiration of Caine's Arcade (see YouTube).
Instructor: Brent Root
1   Chemistry 101 (6-8)
An introduction into the world of chemistry! Ever wonder why baking soda and vinegar create a lava like reaction? Have you ever asked yourself what makes tree bark so unique? Come to chemistry 101 to find out!
Instructor: Elyse Gentile
123 Chess Match (2-8)
The historically fun game of chess incorporates knowledge, skill and determination. Devised in the 5th century, chess is the domain where the specialties of art, science and communication collide. This summer, experience the fantastic game of chess through gobs of games and using our latest technology. Beginner to advanced skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 23 Code Combat (4-6)
Learn JavaScript as you develop a multiplayer live coding strategy game. Defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up. This course is intended for beginners to JavaScript. The course will introduce: Basic Syntax, Arguments, Variables, Strings, If Statements, While Loops, Arrays, For Loops, Functions, Boolean Logic, Algorithms, Break Statements, Arithmetic, Object Literals, Parameters, Vectors, Math Library Operations, and Recursion.
Instructor: Brett Girod
1   Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
123 CSI Phoenix (5-6)
Students will learn how to process crime scenes and learn about the importance of physical evidence in investigations. Topics Include: Fingerprints, Footwear, Tire Tracks and much more!
Instructor: Katherine Stang
 2  Dance Dance Dance (2-5)
Dance brings out the best in children, exploring new ways of expression, creative problem solving, rhythm and fun. Our first week we will explore different dance styles including: ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theater and choreography, learning technique and the essential distinctives of each style. For the second week, the dancers will help choose two styles for our focus, all building toward a fantastic, final "number!" The class will challenge dancers to explore new motor, creative and thinking skills crucial for both dance and life. Join us and... get your Dance on!
Instructor: Duffy Gibb
123 Digital Art (4-6)
Do you Like to draw but don't want to use paper? This just might be the class for you. Or, take your drawings and recreate them digitally make them pop of the screen and into an exciting digital image. Digital art focuses not on photography but your artistic talents into a digital form.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
 2  Diving (2-4)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Samantha Stein
123 Dream-Up Art Studio (2-4)
In this class we will create beautifully expressive art with a wide variety of materials from painted cardboard masks to squishy insects made out of stuffed socks, watercolor paintings created with bubbles and homemade puffy paint designs. We will play with paper collage and sew, stuff and decorate our own crown pillows. We will build paper mache magic wands and sparkly unicorn horns too. We will make birds nests and superhero armbands. We will explore how to create with cardboard, wire, clay, beads, paint, and fabric to name a few, and how to paint, sew and sculpt our ideas into tangible things.
Instructor: Stephanie Brinkop
 2  Electrifying Electricity (3-5)
Students will learn the principles of electricity: conductors, insulators, and flow of electricity to create electrifying projects. In the first week, they will make their own quiz boards out of foil, wires, and batteries. In the second week, students will make creative art out of copper tape, mini lights and batteries.
Instructor: Melinda Berko
123 Funtastic Science (2-4)
Students conduct fun scientific experiments to explore the worlds of chemistry, physics, and life and earth sciences. Each day, students conduct a simple, hands-on experiment to stimulate the curious mind and discover new ways to look at our world.
Instructors: Valeska French, Karen Cuculic, Valeska French, Nikki Erickson
1 3 Grammar Time! (7-10)
Who says grammar has to be boring? This fast-paced refresher course will help students look at grammar in a whole new light. Students will create interactive notebooks, view video clips, and even examine song lyrics as they brush up on their grammar skills. Jingles and question and answer flow patterns will solidify parts of speech within each student as if by magic.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
1   Handlettering (5-8)
Students will create personalized signs using various hand lettering and watercolor techniques.
Instructor: Kelly Butler
1   Information in the Digital Age (7-10)
How do you narrow your results from 5,000 to 5? Is the first link always the best link? Whether you are researching topics for your next speech and debate tournament, history paper, or just having fun, learning to efficiently find the right resources and to be a critical thinker in the digital age is a MUST!
Instructor: Justin Brooks
1   Jewelry Making (6-8)
Love showing off fashionable necklaces and wearing glittery rings each day? If so, then this is definitely your class! Students make various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, so that by the end of the session, each student takes home a collection of new creations!
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
 23 LEGO City (2-5)
Students will engage their creativity, curiosity and problem solving through the building of a LEGO city. Students will work together to decide what buildings the city needs and how to create them, becoming small-scale urban planners as they execute their designs.
Instructors: Ben Steiner, Reed Steiner
1   Lotions and Potions DIY (4-8)
Students will learn how to make their own lip balms, lotions, scrubs, bath fizzies and soaps! We will also explore the benefits of different carrier and essential oils used in the products we make and where they are sourced. This class is part science, part creativity and a whole lot of fun. Students will have an array of useful bath and body goodies to take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Karen Handelman
 23 Math Puzzles, Patterns, and Connections (5-8)
Tour the world of mathematics, using middle school skills, looking for patterns in sequences and connections between new problems, old problems, and the world around us. Students look at classic problems, famous numbers, and the rich relationships between seemingly different problems. This course enriches the mathematical experience and enhances students' appreciation for the wonders of mathematics.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
123 Measurement Madness (4-6)
Students will use hands-on materials and math games to review and reinforce measurement concepts. This course will cover a variety of measurement models such as standard and metric measurement, area, perimeter, angles, time and money. Students will enjoy this highly interactive course while learning essential mathematical skills.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
  3 Musical Theatre (5-8)
This "playful" class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the diaphragm and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Karen Burns
 23 Paper Doll Fashion (5-8)
This class will dive into the world of fashion through paper doll clothing design. Using scrapbooking materials, students will learn how to design stylish dresses, shirts, swimsuits, costumes, and much more.
Instructor: Mary Dover
 23 Political Cartoons and Other Primary Source Documents (6-8)
Students will learn how to understand political cartoons, create a political cartoon, and analyze a variety of other primary source documents.
Instructor: Ian Hodor
1 3 Robot Fun: Program and Play (2-3)
Students will learn about the "Ozobot", a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Kaleab Afework
 2  RPG and Creativity (5-8)
Students will have lots of fun while learning to play the Star Wars Force and Destiny Role-playing Game (RPG). RPGs are great venues for learning basic skills in character development, improvisational acting, solving problems as a team, creatively describing actions and scenery, and more. They're also a lot of fun.
Instructor: Michael Caplan
1   Sewing: Plus (5-8)
Students with some experience will improve upon their skills and explore many sewing techniques, including applique, quilting, and machine sewing to create a beautiful accent pillow. Smaller projects will be explored, time permitting.
Instructor: Carrie Bloomston
 2  Sing and Dance (2-4)
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style dance and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. A great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
Instructor: Karen Burns
12  Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students' real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
123 Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students' swimming skills.
Instructor: Luke Phillips
 23 The Science Experience (6-8)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Jacob Kelty
123 Volleyball (4-8)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructors: Shannon Castle, Jacob Kelty
1 3 Watercolor Whimsy (2-4)
Unleash the creative painter within in this introduction and exploration of watercolors. In this class, students learn the art of creating watercolor images straight onto paper, drawing and then watercoloring, and exploring how colors change based on the amount of water used. Students will bring home a final portfolio of their work. If you enjoy painting or want to learn more about watercolors, this class is for you!
Materials fee: $10
Instructors: Jordan Merkel, Lindsey Cherilla
 23 Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Keith Burns
12  Writing Wonders (2-3)
Students will write in a variety of genres to help foster a love of writing. Daily prompts will facilitate brainstorming, and students will work alone and with partners to generate writing ideas, identify important parts of a story, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a booklet to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Nikki Erickson