SUMMER 2017  

Engaging. Empowering. Inspiring.

 

Each summer the Chaminade Center for Excellence creates programs designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds. These goals are central to our Marianist philosophy and driven at designing a student-centered classroom where students are engaged and self-directed learners, leading to empowerment. This summer, we are joining forces with STEMscopesTM to challenge and inspire students who already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What STEMscopesTM does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. STEMscopesTM empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in physical science, life science and earth and space science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. The STEMscopesTM curriculum will be the cornerstone of our Steam Academy, joining our popular Great Books Academy in the Chaminade Center for Excellence Summer Programs.

Prepare your child for the challenges of a college preparatory education and give them the skills they need to be successful. Enroll them in one of the summer enrichment academies at Chaminade College Preparatory. Critical thinking is a priceless skill that translates across academic disciplines and is integral to achievement.

EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE FROM 3:00 - 5:30 PM

MORNING SESSION INCLUDES BREAKFAST

AFTERNOON SESSION INCLUDES SNACK

 

SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE 

Choose morning or afternoon sessions or stay for the whole day! 

AM Session: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. – Noon 

PM Session: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Summer 2017 Schedule

 

DATES

TIMES

CAMPUS

GRADES

ACADEMY/CAMP

CLASSES

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Volleyball

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Art Around the World, Super Sentences

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, Art Around the World, STEMscopes

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPORTS

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JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Math Mania, Brainy Games

WEEK 2

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Volleyball

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Introduction to American Sign Language, Percussion Workshop

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Math Mania

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Fencing, Basketball

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

The Artist’s Vision, STEMscopes, Percussion Workshop

WEEK 3

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Basketball

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Art Tells A Story, Percussion Workshop                           

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, Percussion Workshop, STEMscopes

 

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Artistic Crafts Camp/Indoor Soccer

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Math Mania, Percussion Workshop

WEEK 4

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY

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JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Get On Board!, Dance

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Lego Robotics, Art Tells a Story, STEMscopes

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Artistic Crafts Camp, Indoor Flag Football, Cheerleading

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Your Amazing Body, Math Mania, STEMscopes

WEEK 5

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

---

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Art Around The World, Super Sentences

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

Math Mania, STEMscopes, Art Around The World

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Basketball

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, The Artist’s Vision, Introduction to Improv.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES

TIMES

CAMPUS

GRADES

ACADEMY

CLASSES

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Volleyball

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, American Art, Perfect Paragraph

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Computer Keyboarding

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS                              

Vex IQ Robotics

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Get Onboard!, Introduction to Sign Language, Modern Art

WEEK 2

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Volleyball

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Introduction to Sign Language, Percussion Workshop

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Percussion Workshop

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Vex IQ Robotics, Fencing, Basketball

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Modern Art, Your Amazing Body

WEEK 3

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Eagles Take Flight, Entering 6th Grade English, Mock Trial Camp, Basketball

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Photography, Percussion Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

Photography, STEMscopes, Introduction to Coding

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Artistic Crafts Camp, VexIQ Robotics, Eagles Take Flight, Indoor Soccer

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Introduction to Sign Language, Great Books, American Art

WEEK 4

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Eagles Take Flight, Entering 6th Grade English, Mock Trial Camp

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Dance, Writing Workshop

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

Lego Robotics, American Art, STEMscopes

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

VexIQ Robotics, Artistic Crafts Camp, Eagles Take Flight, Indoor Flag Football, Cheerleading

WEEK 5

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Eagles Take Flight, Entering 6th Grade English, Mock Trial Camp

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Modern Art, Writing Workshop

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Modern Art, Fraction Action

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Eagles Take Flight, Entering 6th Grade Summer Reading, Basketball

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

CHATSWORTH

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Introduction to Improv, Your Amazing Body

 

DATES

TIMES

CAMPUS

GRADES

ACADEMY

CLASSES

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

*Entering Grades 3 and up

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Circus Camp, Field Hockey*, Basketball*

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Yoga, Super Sentences

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Lego Robotics, Yoga

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPORTS

Fencing

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Your Amazing Body, Math Mania

WEEK 2

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Football*, Cheerleading

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Get Onboard!, Yoga

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes,  Lego Robotics, Intro to Improv.

JUNE 19-23

12:00 – 3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPECIALTY

Dance Camp

JUNE 19-23

12:00 – 3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, The Artist’s Vision, Brainy Games

WEEK 3

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Super Sentences, The Artist’s Vision

JUNE 26-30

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Brainy Games, The Artist’s Vision

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPORTS

Basketball

JUNE 26-30

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Your Amazing Body, Math Mania

WEEK 4

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Art Around the World, Super Sentences

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Art Around The World

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPORTS

Indoor Soccer

Week 5

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Baseball

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Get Onboard!, Art Tells A Story

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Math Mania

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

1-3

STE[+a]M

Brainy Games, The Artist’s Vision, Your Amazing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR GRADES 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

DATES

TIMES

CAMPUS

GRADES

ACADEMY

CLASSES

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

*Grades 6 and up  **Grades 5 and up

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Field Hockey, Basketball, Musical Theater Intensive (full day)*, Dance Intensive*, Service Immersion Camp (overnight)

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Perfect Paragraph, Yoga

JUNE 12-16

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Lego Robotics, Yoga

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Introduction to Aerial Dance Technique*

JUNE 12-16

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Your Amazing Body, Fraction Action

WEEK 2

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

Football, Cheerleading, Musical Theater Intensive (full day)*, Vex Robotics for Competition (full day)**

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Writing Workshop, Photography

JUNE 19-23

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Photography, Lego Robotics

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPORTS

Dance Camp, Introduction to Aerial Dance Technique*

JUNE 19-23

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Modern Art, Fraction Action

WEEK 3

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 26-JUNE 30

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPECIALTY/SPORTS

---

JUNE 26-JUNE 30

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Perfect Paragraph, Get Onboard!

JUNE 26-JUNE 30

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Get Onboard! Fraction Action

JUNE 26-JUNE 30

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPORTS

Basketball

JUNE 26-JUNE 30

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Your Amazing Body, American Art

WEEK 4

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Writing Workshop, Modern Art

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

Introduction to Coding, STEMscopes, Modern Art

JULY 3-7 (NO 7/4)

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPORTS

Indoor Soccer

WEEK 5

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPECIALTY

Vex Robotics for Competition (full day)** Competitive Speech and Debate (full day) *

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

SPORTS

Baseball

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

GREAT BOOKS

Great Books, Perfect Paragraph, Modern Art

JULY 10-14

8:30-11:30 AM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Introduction to Coding, Modern Art

JULY 10-14

12:00-3:00 PM

WEST HILLS

4-8

STE[+a]M

STEMscopes, Introduction to Sign Language, Fraction Action

 

 


  • Week 1: June 12 – 16        
  • Week 2: June 19 – 23      
  • Week 3: June 26 – June 30
  • Week 4: July 3  – 7 (no classes 7/4)
  • Week 5: July 10 – 14 

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 15TH

 

Chaminade’s Summer STEAM Academy – powered by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch! For grades 1-6.


PLTW Launch students learn through exploration and discovery.Through PLTW Launch, students become hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students.

Elementary aged students already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What PLTW Launch does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.PLTW’s Launch program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. Each PLTW Launch module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  

Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!

Each week students in the Summer Steam Academy will take three classes combining the PLTW curriculum with arts, robotics, math, and science.

Tuition: $165 per week ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  $315 per week FULL DAY Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15, 2017

Register Early!

PLTW Launch Entering 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th gradeStudents begin each weekly PLTW module with an engaging story featuring the characters Mylo, Suzi, and Angelina, who introduce the challenge students will work together to solve. Then, in a series of activities that build upon each other, students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions. PLTW Launch is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, and other national and state standards. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!

LEGO ROBOTICS Entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade Become the next generation of robotics engineers and explore the universe. Learn about robotics in a hands-on course for students interested in engineering. Autonomous robots with a programming component and remote controlled robots will be constructed and used.  Classes are separated by grade level.

BRAINY GAMES Entering 1st – 3rd grade Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will continue to develop their core academic skills by playing a variety of different and interesting games. The class will utilize age appropriate board games and physical activities to teach strong academic development while having a blast in the process! 

INTRODUCTION TO CODING Entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade Learn sequential thinking, logical reasoning and coding concepts all while playing games and having fun with an Ozobot! Ozobot takes kids on a fun and mesmerizing experience introducing coding through creative drawing, problem solving and group challenges by coloring code commands in the form of basic color combinations. 

MATH MANIA Entering 1st – 3rd grade Give your child a head start in math this summer as they explore the world of numbers. Students will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions. 

ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering 1st – 3rd grade Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.

YOUR AMAZING BODY Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows! 

THE ARTIST’S VISION Entering 1st – 3rd grade Learn how artists use their art to reflect themselves and their ideas about the world. As they make portraits with clay, oil pastels, collage paper, and finger paint, students master the techniques of drawing facial proportions and express their views of themselves.

MODERN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.

FRACTION ACTION Entering 4th – 6th grade Fractions are everywhere and this class will not only find them, but also focus on understanding the underlying concepts that must be mastered before working with fractions. 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER KEYBOARDING Entering 4th – 6th grade (Chatsworth Campus only) Computer keyboarding focuses on the fundamental skills of touch-typing. Emphasis is on correct technique as well as the development of accuracy and speed. This course will assist all students in developing their touch-type skills.

YOGA Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade Yoga teaches meditation which is vital in developing self-confidence, inner peace, strength and flexibility. Experience the healthy benefits of yoga and physical activity in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and flexible bodies.



 THE GREAT BOOKS ACADEMY FOR GRADES 1–6

The Great Books Academy is Chaminade’s featured summer camp aimed at educating the whole child. Each day, students have an opportunity to exercise their minds, bodies, and creative spirits. The Great Books K-12 curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers ready for the diverse demands of the 21st century. Each academy student is enrolled in a 55-minute grade-leveled Great Books course which will be taught using the ‘Shared Inquiry’ method. This research-proven strategy combines rich texts and active, collaborative problem-solving that increases achievement in reading comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills. Each week students read, write, and create with a unique combination of three classes in morning sessions on both of Chaminade’s safe and beautiful campuses.

Tuition: $165 per week ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  $315 per week FULL DAY 

GREAT BOOKS Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade The Great Books program is a superb framework for teaching reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing, all in the context of students sharing ideas about great literature. The diverse selection of folktales, stories, and poetry in the Great Books program captivates young students and helps them develop the skills they need to become good readers.  Each week the Great Books class is offered with new stories, so no week is the same!

ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering 1st – 3rd grade Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials. 

ART TELLS A STORY Entering 1st – 3rd grade Discover the story in a work of art. Students learn to analyze clues in a composition to interpret the message of the artist. Students master techniques such as drawing contour figures, employing pointillism and printing repeated designs inspired by Polynesian tapa cloths. 

SUPER SENTENCES Entering 1st – 3rd Grade In this fun and engaging class, early elementary students learn to write and revise their own complete sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well subject-verb agreement, students write sentences correctly and with confidence.GET ONBOARD! Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade This class uses Jon Gordon’s book, The Energy Bus for Kids, and shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges to be their best and share their positive energy with others. 

PERCUSSION WORKSHOP Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade Students will be introduced to music basics through a hands-on approach using percussion instruments. They will enjoy learning how to read music and play in small groups. DANCE Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade This special summer introductory class for boys and girls, gives students the opportunity to experience dance which combines techniques and skills from a variety of dance styles.

 BEGINNING PIANO Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade (Chatsworth Campus only) Learn to play the piano this summer! Class begins with 5 and 10 finger patterns, progressing to intermediate right and left hand simultaneous playing. This class also features familiar classic songs. Students will complete rhythm exercises along with written notes and key identity. Each child has access to individual keyboards with headphones. All materials are provided- one book for use during the class and one book to take home at the end of the session.

 MODERN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists. AMERICAN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about the work of American artists throughout history portrays aspects of national and cultural life. Students learn how to draw proportional figures by studying painting techniques of the American Masters. 

INTRODUCTION TO SIGN LANGUAGE Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 8th Grade Exposes students to basic American Sign Language. Readiness activities are conducted focusing on visual/receptive skills and basic communication. Introduces basic alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, and simple vocabulary. After the students are able to sign and read the alphabet and numbers 1-20, we will move on to basic vocabulary and conversation. 

PERFECT PARAGRAPH Entering 4th – 6th grade This is your chance to get a step-up on your classmates before you return to school in the fall. The course is designed to help elementary students become proficient with the basics of creating an outstanding paragraph. Students will be exposed to the elements of writing including sentence structure, grammar principals, and vocabulary in order to develop the perfect paragraph. 

WRITING WORKSHOP Entering 4th – 6th grade As in a professional writer’s workshop, each student in the class is a working author. The teacher is a writing professional and peer coach, guiding authors as they explore their craft. Instead of spending the majority of class time on spelling tests, grammar worksheets, handwriting practice, and other isolated sub-skills of writing, Writing Workshop is designed to emphasize the act of writing itself—students spend most of their time putting pencil to paper, not just learning about it. 

YOGA Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade Yoga teaches meditation which is vital in developing self-confidence, inner peace, strength and flexibility. Experience the healthy benefits of yoga and physical activity in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and flexible bodies.

SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES CHATSWORTH CAMPUS

MOCK TRIAL CAMP Weeks 3 – 5 Entering 6th – 8th grade Come learn about the criminal justice system from the coaches of the seven-time Los Angeles County Champion Chaminade Mock Trial Team. Students will learn the skills of trial advocacy including rules of evidence, how to examine witnesses, give opening statements, and make closing arguments. On the last day of camp, students will have the opportunity to present a criminal trial for parents and family. Open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. Fees include all materials. Instructor: Jennifer Bader Chaminade Mock Trial Coach June 26 – July 14 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $485


EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT! Weeks 3 – 5 Entering 6th – 8th grade This three-week workshop will immerse new students in a daily three-hour experience especially designed to prepare them for starting the new school year off right at Chaminade’s Chatsworth campus. Each student will attend three classes daily to expose them to the skills and knowledge expected of entering Chaminade students. One hour of study skills will be complimented by an hour long “Introduction to Chaminade” class, plus an hour of computer keyboarding and applications to prepare for our One-to-One Tablet PC Program. June 26 – July 14 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $455


ARTISTIC CRAFTS CAMP Weeks 3-4 Entering 1st-3rd and 4-8th gradeThis new camp with is offered for two consecutive weeks in July, with a different focus each week.  Enroll for one or both weeks! Students will explore ceramics, printing/stamp making, and acrylic painting and create multiple pieces each week using the designated material. At the end of the camp, students will be able to showcase their work at an “art show” for friends, family, and other summer students to attend. June 26-June 30 and July 3-7 (no classes on July 4th)Fee: $180