West Hills - Specialty Camps for grades 1-12

Summer 2017 Workshops & Intensives WEST HILLS CAMPUS 


MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE Entering 7th – 12th grade Join us this summer for a three-week intensive program for grades 7–12 presenting Godspell, a musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. Students will learn how to tell a story and effectively communicate with an audience through scene study, monologue work, song interpretation and musical theatre dance. All their hard work will culminate in a performance showcase for family and friends on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Guided by Broadway professionals, students will sharpen their skills and have fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Students are expected to arrive on the first day of the workshop with a song and memorized monologue. Instructor: Yvette L. Bishop Chaminade Drama Director GodspellPlacement Auditions on Sunday, June 4th from 12-4 pm.Rehearsals begin Monday, June 5th- Performance on Friday, June 23rd. Monday thru Friday from 9 am-4 pm.Performances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm ONE SESSION ONLY! Space is Limited! Sign Up Early! Fee: $995 


INTRODUCTION TO AERIAL DANCE TECHNIQUE Weeks 1 – 2 Entering 6th – 12th grade This course for young dancers is designed to give students the foundational skills to set them on a journey toward becoming an aerialist. The focus of the class will include learning aerial safety and etiquette, stretching and conditioning techniques, standard climbs and footlocks, and appreciation of the art form. Students will have an opportunity to work with silks, hammock, and lyra in this fun and exciting workshop. Instructor: Tarrylee Silke Chaminade Dance Director June 12 – June 23 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $545 


DANCE INTENSIVE Week 1 Entering 6th – 12th grade Taught by Chaminade’s varsity dance coaches, this dance intensive will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as intense technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught a series of dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day of the intensive. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 12 – 16 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fee: $250 


CIRCUS CAMP Week 1 Entering 1st – 6th grade Chaminade Circus camp is perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch, and flex their creative muscles. Each day begins with a warm-up, followed by training and workshops in circus, drama, and movement. Students learn circus and aerial skills; juggling, tumbling, climbing, balance, dance, and more. Circus campers will create and perform their very own circus-theater production at the end of the session! Instructor: Tarrylee Silke and Staff Chaminade Dance Director June 12 – June 16 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $235


CHEER CAMP Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to cheer camp with the Chaminade Cheer Squad! This beginner class is for the child who wants to be a cheerleader! No previous cheerleading experience is required. Students will work on basic tumbling and cheer fundamentals. This is a fun way to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and body awareness based on organized routines of tumbling, dance, and floor work. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Cheer Coaches June 29 – 23 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $160 

DANCE CAMP Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to dance camp with the Chaminade Dance Team!  This fun filled dance experience will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 19 – 23 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $160


INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATER Week 6 Entering 1st – 6th grade This one-week course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills and techniques in the following areas: music, movement, and acting. Students will work on scenes and songs from Godspell, Jr. This course will use Musical Theater repertoire appropriate for the age, skill, talent, and ability of the students. Students will develop basic skills and knowledge in the rehearsal process and promote confidence in their performance abilities. Students will have an opportunity to show off their talents to friends and family at the end of the workshop. on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Instructor: Yvette L. Bishop Chaminade Drama Director Gospell, Jr.Placement Auditions on Sunday, July 16th from 12-4 pmRehearsals begin Monday, July 17th- Performance on Friday, July 21st.Monday thru Friday from 9 am-12 pm.Friday, Call time at 9 am and Performance at 2 pm.Fee: $275

INTERMEDIATE VEX ROBOTICS FOR COMPETITION Week 2: Full Day Entering 5th – 12th grade In this class presented by Chaminade’s internationally recognized Eagle Engineering robotics team, you will be introduced to basic engineering and programming concepts in a way that’s so fun, you’ll forget that it’s preparing you as the next generation of innovators, inventors and technicians. Students will work in pairs to create a robot to compete in a game inspired by this year’s Vex Robotics Competition. No experience necessary. Involves hand tools and light metal work. Safety glasses and closed-toed shoes required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week! Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer Robotics Director June 19 – 23 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $465 


COMPETITIVE SPEECH AND DEBATE Weeks 4 – 5 Entering 7th – 12th grade 
This course is designed to help students improve public speaking skills and is especially important for students interested in competing in speech and debate. Those who would like to specialize in speech can train in original persuasive events and dramatic acting interpretation events. Those who would like to specialize in debate can train in three events, Extemporaneous Speaking on national or international topics, Impromptu Speaking, and Spontaneous Argumentation. It will be a fun, fast paced learning experience which will encourage students to be a more creative, academic and better version of themselves. 
DATES: Week 5: July 10 – 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.LOCATION: Room 210 West Hills CampusINSTRUCTOR: Robert LebedaFee: $335


COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP Entering 12th grade / Open to Chaminade Students Only Members of the Chaminade Class of 2018 are invited to reduce the stress over the college application process by joining Chaminade college counselors and English teachers at the Application Boot Camp. Students will brainstorm essay ideas and craft a memorable application essay along with working on the UC and Common Application essay prompts. By the conclusion of the workshop you will learn about the different types of college applications, you should have completed your first Common Application and be familiar with college supplements. Instructors: Chaminade College Counselors and English Teachers SESSION 1 Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SESSION 2 Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $150


Bro. Skip’s Christian Summer Service Immersion This service camp, established in the spirit of Brother Skip Matthews, is a week-long, overnight, ‘immersion’ into Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley designed to help students become more aware of justice issues here in our community, and the organizations who are working for long-term systemic change.   Students will be forced to look at their own attitudes and perceptions based on the reality that we will see, and in light of the scriptures.Dates: June 12 -15 (Monday orientation, then Tuesday –Thursday overnightFee: $250 SPORTS CAMPS Get your game on this