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Kindergarten–Grade 4

Welcome to La Jolla Country Day School’s summer programs! We are excited that you are spending some (or all!) of your summer with us. If you’re returning from last year, welcome back and thank you for choosing us again!

We are excited to offer some wonderful opportunities and many new experiences for summer 2019. Students will have numerous options, so every week they can discover something new. Spend the entire day with us, or select experiences a la carte.

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Academics

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  • Explore Artists (Grades 1–2)

    Explore the lives of great artists while building reading, writing, science and math skills! You’ll learn more about the lives of famous artists and what inspired them through a daily read-aloud. Then you’ll be inspired to create your own artwork and work on your writing skills through daily journaling entries. Daily math or science activities will also be tied into this creative class. This course is a great opportunity for enrichment and reinforcement of skills introduced during the school year.

    June 17–21
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS associate educator Lauren West
  • Fairy Tales and Favorite Tales (Grades 1–2)

    Dive into some of your favorite classic tales while building reading, writing, science and math skills! Explore Jack’s beanstalk and the world of the Frog Prince as you hone reading and phonics skills. Advance your writing skills via daily journaling and math skills through games, computation and problem-solving. Creativity will shine (like Cinderella’s slipper) with daily art activities! This course is a great opportunity for enrichment and reinforcement of skills introduced during the school year.

    June 24–28
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS first grade educator Margi Bingham and associate educator Lauren West
  • Fun with the American Girls® (Grades 1–4)

    Join Addy, Samantha and Kit for class this summer! Based on the popular American Girl® novels, this course explores daily life during various periods of our nation’s history. There is time each day for reading, related games and crafts. Different American Girls will be covered each week.

    June 17–21
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS Lower School educator Andrea Boehme
  • Let's Cook! American Favorites (Grades 3–5)

    Now, it wouldn’t be a summer soiree without our favorite American treats! In our ‘American Favorites’ program children will learn how to make classic American dishes and desserts. These recipes will be perfect for any holiday party or special family dinner and lots of fun for your child to create. 

    Children will make red velvet cake, chicken and waffles, biscuits, apple pie, cream pie, burgers, salads and more. Children will receive a personalized cookbook.

    July 29–August 2
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    Let's Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Let's Cook! Cooking and Baking All-Stars (K–Grade 2)

    Let’s Cook cooking classes are fun and interactive! In this course, we will explore the science of cooking by making popular baked goods and savory dishes. Children’s interest in food and cooking will be piqued by fun cooking activities whereby the process of cooking becomes an experiment! As children master different skills and techniques, they will learn about the chemical and physical changes that take place during the cooking process.

    Children will make ice cream, pizza, fruit parfait, puddings, meringues, fried rice, burgers and tacos. Children will receive a personalized cookbook. 
     
    July 15–19
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    Let’s Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Let's Cook! Fun in the Kitchen (K–Grade 2)

    Let’s Cook cooking classes are fun and interactive! Did you know cooking can be and should be FUN?! Our ‘Fun in the Kitchen’ program will inspire children to be more adventurous with food in the hope they will make, create and try new foods.

    Children will learn cooking skills and techniques while making yummy ice cream, delicious baked treats like cupcakes and s’mores bars and flavorful pasta, noodle and salad dishes. Children will receive a personalized cookbook.

    July 22–26
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    Let's Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and diet restrictions.
  • Let’s Cook! From Basic to Brilliant (Grades 3–5)

    Let’s Cook cooking classes are fun and interactive! From Basic to Brilliant is the perfect cooking course for children who are interested in cooking and creating delicious wholesome food. Whether they are a budding master chef or someone who is a beginner, this course will cover the basic baking and cooking skills, techniques and styles. This course will equip students with the knowledge and ability to be able to understand and follow recipes while also mastering different culinary techniques and styles and experimenting with wonderful flavors. 

    Children will make baked goods such as donuts, bread and cakes as well as pasta from scratch, flavorful stir fry, dumplings, sushi and salads. Children will receive a personalized cookbook.
     
    June 10–14
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    Let’s Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Ready, Set, Go Kindergarten (kindergarten)

    From critters to wings—this program is offered in two themed sessions. They include literature, science, cooking and art activities. Students can sign up for only one of the two weeks if needed. Please contact our Summer Programs office for one-week registration and pricing.
     
    June 10–21 
    Endangered Animals with Ms. Zimmerman
    July 8–19
    Things with Wings with Ms. Bonfield
    8–11 a.m.
    $500
    LJCDS kindergarten educators: Terri Zimmerman and Dani Bonfield
  • Summer Science (Grades 1–2)

    Summer is a great time for exploring the world through science. We will explore a variety of science concepts such as states of matter, density, air pressure and chemical reactions, just to name a few. Students will conduct both indoor and outdoor science experiments, play science games and even make snacks based on scientific concepts. Come be a scientist for the week!

    July 8–12
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS science educator Krista Clowers
  • Summer Science (Grades 3–4)

    Summer is a great time for exploring the world through science. We will explore a variety of science concepts such as states of matter, density, air pressure and chemical reactions, just to name a few. Students will conduct both indoor and outdoor science experiments, play science games and even make snacks based on scientific concepts. Come be a scientist for the week!

    July 22–26
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS science educator Krista Clowers

Academics

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  • Let's Cook! Cooking and Baking All-Stars (Grades 3–5)

    Let’s Cook cooking classes are fun and interactive! In this course, we will explore the science of cooking by making popular baked goods and savory dishes. Children’s interest in food and cooking will be piqued by fun cooking activities whereby the process of cooking becomes an experiment! As children master different skills and techniques, they will learn about the chemical and physical changes that take place during the cooking process. 

    Children will make custard ice cream, pizza, souffle, pavlova, biscuits, teriyaki, chicken and waffles. Children will receive a personalized cookbook.

    July 15–19
    12–3 p.m.
    $315
    Let's Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Let’s Cook! From Basic to Brilliant (K–Grade 2)

    Let’s Cook cooking classes are fun and interactive! From Basic to Brilliant is the perfect cooking course for children who are interested in cooking and creating delicious food. This course will cover the basic baking and cooking skills and techniques such as knife safety, identifying, measuring and mixing ingredients.

    Children will make baked goods such as cupcakes, pancakes and brownies as well as make pasta from scratch, flavorful rice dishes, sushi, salads and ice cream. Children will receive a personalized cookbook.

    June 10–14
    12–3 p.m.
    $315
    Let’s Cook staff

    Let’s Cook is a nut-free program and can accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Mad Science All-Stars (K–Grade 3)

    You have been selected to participate on the Mad Science All-Star team! Learn about famous scientists and inventors who were all-stars in their field. Follow in their footsteps as we equip you with the science skills needed to rise to the top. Together with your teammates you will build superstructures, create a volcanic eruption and examine rocks formed from volcanic magma. Soar high above as you build a kite and experiment with lift, aerodynamics and air pressure.

    June 24–28
    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    San Diego Mad Science staff
  • Operation Invention (Grades 2–5)

    Join Mad Science as we take junior inventors on a journey of discovery from the real-life inventions of da Vinci, Edison and the Wright brothers to Isaac Asimov's dreams of future inventions. With a little bit of ingenuity, campers will be challenged to recreate some of the most important and exciting inventions of all time; including catapults, bridges, circuits and light bulbs! Next, they’ll overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important tool of all—their minds!

    July 15–19
    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    San Diego Mad Science staff
  • Reptile Discovery (K–Grade 2)

    Lizards and turtles and snakes, oh my! Have fun learning about the world of reptiles! Students will take a field trip to the EcoVivarium reptile museum to see a variety of species up close. Students will learn how to make their own stop-motion movies starring various reptiles. Class will also include a variety of games, crafts and stories.

    July 8–12
    12–3 p.m.
    $260
    LJCDS Lower School educator Samantha Ames

Day Camps

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  • Country Day Camp – Summer Fun (K–Grade 4)

    Camp fun will include a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Group games, crafts and water fun are only some of the things in store for this week. Summer is in full swing, so come play with friends and enjoy some summer fun! *Different activities will be provided in the morning and afternoon sessions.  Kids are welcome to sign-up for the program all day.

    July 1–3 (K–Grade 4) (There will be no camp on July 4–5)
    8–11 a.m.
    $160
    LJCDS summer camp staff

    July 29–August 2 (K–Grade 2 only)
    8–11 a.m.
    $260
    LJCDS summer camp staff
  • Country Day End of Summer Bash (K–Grade 8) – Full Day

    Don’t be sad that summer is coming to an end. There’s still more fun to be had this week! Come spend the week experiencing all kinds of fun field trips around San Diego. Students will experience adventures such as rock climbing, indoor skydiving, touring Petco Park, kayaking, exploring the zoo, watching movies, playing games and more!

    August 5–9
    8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    $515
    LJCDS summer camp staff
  • Country Day Field Trip Fiesta (K–Grade 8) – Full Day

    Kick off the summer with some fun-filled field trips! Field trips will include educational tours at places like the San Diego Wildlife Park, Living Coast Discovery Center, San Diego Zoo and more!

    June 3–7
    8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    $550
    LJCDS summer camp staff
  • Jedi Engineers Academy (Grades 1–4) – Full Day

    Learn about circuits and engineering as you design electric-powered LEGO®-scale creations with a Star Wars theme. Make a motorized Porg that moves around the room, create a Speeder Bike to race up and down ramps, design R2D2, the Millennium Falcon, and more! Add the power supply by building Circuit Cubes motors, a battery pack, and wires into your creations. Then, engineer the mighty Death Star and Cloud City as you build structural and mechanical masterpieces with K’NEX® components. Explore robotics using Ozobots programmable robots to perform Star Wars missions from pod-racing to the Death Star trench run. Use color-coded instruction stickers to program directional movement, speed and special actions.

    July 1–3
    8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    $325
    San Diego Tech Know How staff
  • LEGO® EV3 Robotics and MakerSpace (Grades 3–6) – Full Day

    Students design, build and code! From LEGO® robots to LED artwork and programs with artificial intelligence, students get a hands-on, mind-stimulating experience with technology. Design, build and program robots with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 sets. Use motors, sensors and more to create a self-driving car, a line-follower, a hotel "botler," which you code to bring items to guests, and an animatronic creature. Plus, gain team problem-solving skills through First LEGO® League-inspired challenges. Explore electronics with LED and motor maker projects such as a vibrating creature and LED light-up art. Use Scratch® code to engineer solutions to make a self-driving car avoid accidents and an AI-like program where a computer can “chat.” Learn about logic, loops, lists and artificial intelligence.

    June 24–28
    8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    $550
    San Diego Tech Know How staff

Day Camps

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  • Adventure Kids (Grades 1–4)

    Are you into thrills and adventure?! Well, come along with us on our action-filled half-day field trips throughout San Diego. Students will experience adventures such as rock climbing, laser tag, kayaking, go-karts, skating, miniature golf and more!

    June 10–14
    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    LJCDS educator Bob Simon
  • Country Day Camp – Summer Fun (K–Grade 4)

    Camp fun will include a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Group games, crafts and water fun are only some of the things in store for this week. Summer is in full swing, so come play with friends and enjoy some summer fun! *Different activities will be provided in the morning and afternoon sessions. Kids are welcome to sign-up for the program all day.

    June 17–21 (K–Grade 4)
    12–3 p.m.
    $260 (June 17–21)
    LJCDS summer camp staff

    July 1–3 (K–Grade 4) (There will be no camp July 4–5)
    12–3 p.m.
    $160 (July 1–3)
    LJCDS summer camp staff

    July 29–August 2 (K–Grade 2 only)
    12–3 p.m.
    $260
    LJCDS summer camp staff

Arts

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  • Art Around the World (K–Grade 2)

    Journey with us as we encounter different cultures and explore what art means to people across the world. Discover the stories, music and even animals that have helped shape culture and art over all the corners of our earth. This summer, travel with us and explore the art of Ireland, the Caribbean, the Greek Isles and all of North America—all without leaving the classroom!

    July 29–August 2
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus
  • Ballet at Country Day (K–Grade 6)

    Join your friends at LJCDS for a comprehensive ballet camp for dancers of all levels. Camp will include daily ballet classes, ballet repertory class, stage makeup and a second technique class (including jazz, contemporary or hip hop). This one-week session will conclude with a brief performance.

    June 24–28
    8–11 a.m.
    $260
    isadoraNOW dance instructor
  • Contemporary and Jazz Dance Camp (Grades 1–8)

    Your favorite and most expressive dance moves are within reach. Camp will include ballet, contemporary and jazz classes to gain experience in all the forms you need for your favorite routines. Each one-week session will conclude with a brief performance. Students may sign up for one or two weeks. Each week will be different.

    July 1–3
    July 8–12
    8–11 a.m.
    $160 (July 1–3)
    $260 (July 8–12)
    isadoraNOW dance instructor
  • Hip-Hop Dance Camp (Grades 1–8)

    Musicality, rhythm, coordination and fun! In this class, you’ll learn the latest dance routines to today’s most popular songs. Get your friends together for a week of exciting moves and great music. Each one-week session will conclude with a brief performance. Students may sign up for one or two weeks. Each week will be different.

    July 15–19
    8–11 a.m. 
    $260
    isadoraNOWdance instructor
  • Magical Safari Adventure! (K–Grade 2)

    See the world through the eyes of a phoenix, make a nest from nothing but feathers, twigs and fairy dust, and paint a sky with every color of the rainbow. This exciting camp will guide your child through different projects that will incorporate painting, drawing, and sculpture into learning about the world around them. Draw horses or unicorns or both at this all-inclusive magical animal camp!   

    July 8–12
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus
  • Mixed Media Masters (Grades 3–6)

    Get inspired by famous artwork from the Impressionists through today’s contemporary artists. Create beautiful masterpieces of your own using everything from paint, pastels, recycled materials and found objects. Learn how to paint your emotions like Kandinsky and Picasso, dream up inventions like Leonardo Da Vinci and make everyday objects into Pop-Art like Andy Warhol!

    June 17–21
    8–11 a.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus
  • Musical Theater Annie Jr. (Grades 1–12)

    With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. We are excited to present our first ever summer musical theater show with Grades 1–12! We will be performing the Jr. version of the ever-popular Annie and will need to have students from all grade levels participate to cover the multitude of roles. You will not want to miss out on this show!

    June 10–14, June 17–21, June 24–27 (this is a three-week class)
    Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 26 from 9:30–10:30 a.m.
    Performances: Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    Note: Due to the performance on Thursday evening, there will NOT be class on Friday, June 28
    8–11 a.m.
    $675
    Directors: LJCDS educators Wendy Clemente and Caroline Becker-Przymus

Arts

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  • ARTchitecture! (Grades 3–6)

    Artistic design meets building skills in this camp for the hands-on artist. Learn ways to design using both new and found materials together in order to create unique and innovative artwork. Lessons will include exercises in drawing, perspective and design techniques as well as using recycled materials and wood for building models and installation artwork.

    July 8–12
    12–3 p.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus
  • Dance for Musical Theater (Grades 1–8)

    You can sing, you can act, but are you ready to be a TRIPLE THREAT!? Learn all the essentials of dance for Broadway at this summer camp. Camp will include daily dance classes, stage makeup classes and real Broadway routines. Each one-week session will conclude with a brief performance. This class is a great addition for those involved in the Annie Jr. musical camp in the morning! (However, you don’t have to be a part of Annie Jr. to enjoy this class.) Students may sign up for one or more weeks. Each week will be different.

    June 10–14
    June 17–21
    June 24–28
    12–3 p.m.
    $270
    isadoraNOW dance instructor
  • Drama Kids: Far Out Fables (Grades 1–4)

    Get out of the way, Mother Goose! Campers will learn and improve their acting skills and creative thinking as they take traditional stories and put a dramatic spin on them. Get ready to bring your favorite storybook characters to the stage and beyond in our popular Far Out Fables! camp. For added fun, campers will craft their own masks and learn the secrets to acting with masks and dramatic movement as they develop characters from popular stories, or from their own far-out imagination. Come join us in this fun-filled voyage and far-out fantastic time. The end-of-camp performance is sure to reveal some surprising twists to your childhood fables!

    July 15–19
    12–3 p.m.
    $275
    San Diego Drama Kids staff
  • Drama Kids: There’s Magic in the Air (K–Grade 4)

    Magicians and wizards alike…come one, come all…campers will have a ball exploring the world of wonder and acting up as only a wizard can do. Campers will immerse themselves in the world of magical adventures. We can guarantee that this summer camp will be one thing: magical. Get ready to be dazzled by our campers during the end-of-camp magic show!

    July 22–26
    12–3 p.m.
    $275
    San Diego Drama Kids staff
  • Hip-Hop Dance Camp (Grades 1–8)

    Musicality, rhythm, coordination and fun! In this class, you’ll learn the latest dance routines to today’s most popular songs. Get your friends together for a week of exciting moves and great music. Each one-week session will conclude with a brief performance. Students may sign up for one or two weeks. Each week will be different.

    July 8–12 
    12–3 p.m. 
    $260
    isadoraNOWdance instructor
  • Super Explorers! (K–Grade 2)

    Calling all superheroes, wizards and pioneers! Join your fellow artist travelers in a week of superpower discovery. Get inspired by the art of Hogwarts, Neverland, Pokemon World and beyond! Develop your supernatural creative talents with wand-making, magic spells, painting, drawing, crafts and games!

    June 17–21
    12–3 p.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus
  • Textiles, Prints and Wearable Art! (Grade 3–6)

    Learn to handle a sewing machine and design unique, wearable art pieces! Create a variety of mixed media art projects using fabric, paint, different printing techniques, beads, wire and alternative materials.

    July 29–August 2
    12– 3 p.m.
    $315
    La Jolla’s My Art Shed director Porschia Talbot ’03, LJCDS alumnus

Tech/STEAM

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  • Adventures in Coding Under the Sea (K–Grade 2)

    It’s never too early for children to start learning the language of computers! This course is designed with our youngest future coders and engineers in mind. In this camp, we'll explore coding and pattern recognition skills through a newly developed programming language that combines the ease of visual programming with the benefits of typed programming. Students will learn how to code an underwater adventure with fish, seaweed and maybe even a submarine! This particular camp will focus on developing pattern recognition skills, one of the many benefits of learning computer science.

    ThoughtSTEM has been funded by the National Science Foundation to build cutting-edge programming languages that prepare students of all ages for the future. The curriculum we've developed for this camp is intended for K–Grade 2 students of all skill levels. We're proud to be providing the most innovative coding educational opportunities for San Diego students.

    July 22–26
    8–11 a.m.
    $330
    San Diego ThoughtSTEM staff
  • Coding for Star Wars Fans (Grades 3–6)

    This summer, students will learn how to "use the force" of coding to create their own epic space-themed video games. Drawing our inspiration from the Star Wars universe, students will explore their favorite characters, powers, and dramatic moments, and from there, begin to incorporate their own characters and game dynamics into a battle arena video game of their own creation!

    In addition to learning how to code, students will also be guided in the ways of digital citizenship and how to appropriately and safely share their fan-fictional work with the world.

    In each of our Grades 3–6 camps, students will learn a typed programming language called Racket, which is a language used to build other programming languages. Although Racket is normally taught in college undergraduate courses, ThoughtSTEM has been funded by the National Science Foundation to build new Racket video game programming languages with educational scaffolding appropriate for a third through sixth-grade level.

    Students are going to love creating their own Star Wars-themed games!

    July 29–August 2
    8–11 a.m.
    $330
    San Diego ThoughtSTEM staff
  • LEGO® Minecraft Robotics (Grades 2–4)

    Make LEGO®-scale Minecraft characters that move–a funny-creepy Ghast, the Ender Dragon, a mine cart, and Alex, Steve or a Creeper for arena battling. Control some with a remote, others can be programmed with code. Take your creations on fun classroom missions.

    July 22–26
    8–11 a.m.
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff
  • LEGO® STEAM (K–Grade 2)

    It’ll be a brick-tastic week in LEGO® STEAM camp! Students will use LEGO® to conduct science experiments, review math skills and create artistic masterpieces. They will BUILD on their learning with a daily construction challenge.

    June 10–14
    8–11 a.m.
    $275
    LJCDS associate educator Lauren Hansen
  • Mario and Friends Robotics (Grades 2–4)

    Campers learn design, engineering and robotics! Students use robot sensors to make a Pokémon lion with perpetual motion and a battling Donkey Kong gorilla. They program actions with LEGO® WeDo 2.0 software. Other motor-powered projects include a Mario racing kart, a Yoshi dinosaur and the Blue Falcon jet.

    July 8–12
    8–11 a.m.
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff
  • Space Camp (K–Grade 2)

    We are clear for launch! We will explore space through science, art and robotic challenges. We will have a special STEAM challenge day full of fun games and have special guest presenters from the Air and Space Museum. Come rocket into this adventure!

    June 24–28
    8–11 a.m.
    $260
    LJCDS Lower School educator Lauren Hansen
  • Time Travelers (K–Grade 2)

    Take a journey through time–past and future–as you construct fantastic motorized projects using LEGO® elements. Campers visit different time periods with the help of our imaginary time machine and build motor-powered projects for each destination. Each project teaches a different STEM skill, from how gears increase speed to how electricity powers motors. Unique projects include:

    • A futuristic hovercar powered by gears and a motor
    • A roving dinosaur which teaches about reciprocating motion with cams
    • The Spirit of St. Louis airplane, which demonstrates how a pulley works
    • An electric train which teaches how hinges allow movement at an angle
    • A friendly motorized robot, which students customize to push and carry objects
    Teachers present design and engineering challenges for each project, as well as fun activities such as ramp and tunnel races and team missions. This class is great for a LEGO® fanatic as well as someone new to the world of construction. It's a great environment where teachers and students share their enthusiasm for building and engineering!

    July 15–19

    8–11 a.m.
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff

Tech/STEAM

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  • Coding for Harry Potter Fans (Grades 3–6)

    This summer, students will learn the fundamentals of computer science by developing their own wizard-themed video games. Using Harry Potter as a point of inspiration, we will teach students how to craft their own adventure game inside a unique wizarding world.

    In addition to learning how to code, students will also be guided in the ways of digital citizenship and how to appropriately and safely share their fan-fictional work with the world.

    In each of our Grades 3–6 camps, students will learn a typed programming language called Racket, which is a language used to build other programming languages. Although Racket is normally taught in college undergraduate courses, ThoughtSTEM has been funded by the National Science Foundation to build new Racket video game programming languages with educational scaffolding appropriate for a third through sixth-grade level.

    Students are going to love coding their own wizarding world full of mystery and magic!

    July 29–August 2
    12–3 p.m.
    $330
    San Diego ThoughtSTEM staff
  • Crazy Chem Works (K–Grade 3)

    Shake up a flask of fun in the lab and become a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. Check out the colors of chemistry with the power of pH paper and create a stopper-popping reaction. Probe the properties of light and discover some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology. Campers have a blast as they make some crazy concoctions. 

    July 22–July 26

    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    San Diego Mad Science staff
  • Game Legends and Game Design (Grades 2–4)

    Campers will learn to code while designing a platform game, driving game, and a Pac-Man/Zelda mash-up adventure. They’ll use loops, conditional if-then statements, and variables with Scratch® software code blocks. Campers take games home to play on a computer.

    July 8–12
    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff
  • LEGO® STEAM (K–Grade 2)

    It’ll be a brick-tastic week in LEGO® STEAM camp! Students will use LEGO® to conduct science experiments, review math skills and create artistic masterpieces. They will BUILD on their learning with a daily construction challenge.

    June 24–28
    12–3 p.m. 
    $275
    LJCDS associate educator Lauren Hansen
  • Minecraft Creative Mode and Coding (Grades 2–4)

    Take your Minecraft skills to the next level! Create unique redstone devices, traps, fireworks, car and truck builds, and more! Learn code and command blocks to teleport, create lightning, have mob fall from the sky, auto-launch TNT, and more!

    July 22–26
    12–3 p.m
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff
  • Smart Builders-Cool Coders (Grades K–2)

    LEGO® fans will build remote-control LEGO® projects, using motors, gears and receivers.
    Projects include:

    •Snowmobile with treads
    •Hopping rabbit with cams
    •Mars Rover with 6 wheels, moves in all directions
    •Combine harvester that “cuts” crops
    •Ranger jeep treks up and down ramps

    Campers also team-up to program a robot, Botley, to get through mazes, push objects, follow lines and even play soccer and bowling. Students code movement by pressing buttons on a hand-held device, learning about logic, loops and conditional (if/then) actions.

    July 15–19
    12–3 p.m.
    $280
    San Diego Tech Know How staff

Sports

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  • Boys Lacrosse (K–Grade 8)

    It’s time for summer goals! This four-day camp is designed to improve skills in all aspects of lacrosse, for both beginners and advanced players. We’ll start at square one, focusing on being fundamentally sound and technically correct, and build each player from the ground up. Students will leave with the confidence that they have a strong foundation for future success.

    June 10–13 (*Note this class will not meet on Friday)
    8–11 a.m.
    $200
    LJCDS coach Deane Mellor
  • Girls Lacrosse (K–Grade 4)

    It’s time for summer goals! This camp is designed to improve skills in all aspects of lacrosse while having fun! The camp is for both beginners and advanced players. We’ll start at square one, focusing on being fundamentally sound and technically correct, and build each player from the ground up. Players will have the opportunity to work with LJCDS Upper School female athletes and will leave with the confidence that they have a strong foundation for future success. A minimum of 10 players is needed to run this camp.

    June 3–7
    8–11 a.m.
    $250
    LJCDS coach Deane Mellor
     
  • Indoor Volleyball (Grades 3–8)

    Boys and girls come volley this summer. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. Players will practice key skills, including passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving, digging, and will learn tactical strategies to improve their game.

    June 10–14
    8–11 a.m.
    $220
    LJCDS coach Tina Kinkead
  • Torrey Basketball Camp (K–Grade 8) – Half/Full Day

    Nothing but net—and fun. This camp combines coaching and teaching to help students develop their basketball skills and athletic ability, and build upon their own personal attitudes toward the game and life. Students may register for half-day or full-day camp.

    June 3–7
    8–11 a.m. (half-day)
    8 a.m.–3 p.m. (full-day) 
    $250 (half-day)
    $450 (full-day)
    LJCDS coach Ryan Meier

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