The Chaminade Center for Excellence creates programs for young minds with goals central to our Marianist philosophy to inspire, engage, and empower young minds in student-centered programs.

 

Summer Camp Schedule




Week Four

July 8 - 12

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 7 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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.

    Crafty Corner
    Explore color and design through the world of crafting! Camper imaginations run wild as they build, glue, weave, and more.

    Wizarding World
    You have been accepted into the Chaminade School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Board the Explorers Express and come learn about Charms, Potions, and even Defense against the Dark Arts. Find out where the sorting hat will put you!
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    Crafty Corner
    Explore color and design through the world of crafting! Camper imaginations run wild as they build, glue, weave, and more.

    Wizarding World
    You have been accepted into the Chaminade School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Board the Explorers Express and come learn about Charms, Potions, and even Defense against the Dark Arts. Find out where the sorting hat will put you!
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Math Mania
    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.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Fraction Action
    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.
  • Fencing (Grades K-5)

  • Electronics and Programming Basics (Grade 5)

    Your inventor spirit will be awakened and empowered by this fun and exciting introduction to building circuits and programming microcontrollers! Guided by Chaminade’s Eagle Engineering programming team, students will enter a world of endless possibility and potential inside the Arduino microcontroller and programming platform. No experience is necessary to start plugging in wires, sensors, lights, and motors to unleash the many capabilities of CodeREV’s Creator Bot Kit – built upon the Arduino platform used by hobbyists and inventors all over the world. After just a week of hands-on projects, students will be well on their way to a lifetime of techno-creativity
  • Introduction to Film making (Grade 5)

    The entire Chaminade campus will become our backlot in this introduction to making movies! A variety of essential filmmaking techniques will be covered in this one week course, including screenwriting, cinematography, shooting for coverage, lighting, directing, acting, editing, and more as the students in the workshop collaborate to create short films together using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio. This introductory course is ideal for students who want to make films but have never had a class in filmmaking before.

Afternoon Classes

List of 3 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The Artist’s Vision
    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.

    Butterfly Garden
    Students will explore the best way to create a Monarch butterfly habitat. In addition, they’ll learn the skills needed to maintain a garden while providing butterflies a good home for life, including a good place to hangout while engaged in metamorphosis.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Modern Art
    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.

    The Inventors Imagination
    Challenge your mind and your design skills by building airplanes, space capsules, rockets, catapults, and much more. Create simple machines to solve complex problems, complex machines to solve simple problems, and understand the question “why.”
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-5)

Chatsworth

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 5 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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.

    Operation Superhero
    Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills.

    Art Explorations
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    Operation Superhero
    Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills.

    Art Explorations
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Brainy Games
    Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will 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!

    Amazing Race
    Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Crazy Contraptions
    We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day

    Amazing Race
    Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges.
  • Basketball (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The STEAM behind Magic
    Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions, etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

    Sports and Games Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The STEAM behind Magic
    Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions, etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

    Sports and Games Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • Indoor Flag Football (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
  • VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 4-5)

    VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for a young student. The curriculum offers flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence, in chunks, or as standalone lessons. The project-based units instill proper engineering and programming practices from an early age while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from playing with VEX IQ. VEX IQ curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire students. This course is offered to students in grades 4-8. Come for one week, or all four. Students enrolled in multiple weeks will be grouped together to complete more challenging activities.

Week Five

July 15 - 19

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 7 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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
    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.

    Operation Superhero 
    Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills.
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    American Art
    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.

    Tiny Books
    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.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Sports and Games from Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Sports and Games from Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • Robotics for Competition (Grades 5-9)

    In this class presented by Chaminade’s internationally recognized Eagle Engineering robotics team, you will be introduced to basic engineering 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 teams create and operate 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. Closed-toed shoes required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week! All Day Camp 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Introduction to Musical Theater (Grades 1-5)

    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 one of the most beloved musicals set in the 1960s, BYE BYE BIRDIE. This course will use musical theatre 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.
  • Basketball (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 3 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Crazy Contraptions
    We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day.

    Art Exploration
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Crazy Contraptions
    We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day.

    Art Exploration
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • Indoor Soccer (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
Chatsworth

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 5 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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.

    Je peux pareler francais!
    Learn how to speak French and explore the customs and traditions of the French culture. Explore France through words, geography, art, holidays and food.

    Wizarding World
    You have been accepted into the Chaminade School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Board the Explorers Express and come learn about Charms, Potions, and even Defense against the Dark Arts. Find out where the sorting hat will put you!
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    Je peux pareler francais!
    Learn how to speak French and explore the customs and traditions of the French culture. Explore France through words, geography, art, holidays and food.

    Wizarding World
    You have been accepted into the Chaminade School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Board the Explorers Express and come learn about Charms, Potions, and even Defense against the Dark Arts. Find out where the sorting hat will put you!
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Math Mania
    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.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Kids that Code
    Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

    Fraction Action
    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.
  • Indoor Soccer (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 5 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The Artist’s Vision
    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.

    Butterfly Garden
    Students will explore the best way to create a Monarch butterfly habitat. In addition, they’ll learn the skills needed to maintain a garden while providing butterflies a good home for life, including a good place to hang out while engaged in metamorphosis.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Modern Art
    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.

    The Inventors Imagination
    Challenge your mind and your design skills by building airplanes, space capsules, rockets, catapults, and much more. Create simple machines to solve complex problems, complex machines to solve simple problems, and understand the question “why.”
  • Artistic Crafts Camp (Grades 3-5)

    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.
  • VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 4-5)

    VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for the young student. The curriculum offers flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence, in chunks, or as standalone lessons. The project-based units instill proper engineering and programming practices from an early age while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from playing with VEX IQ. VEX IQ curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire students. This course is offered to students in grades 4-8. Come for one week, or all four. Students enrolled in multiple weeks will be grouped together to complete more challenging activities.
  • Basketball (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Week Six

July 22 - 26

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 5 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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.

    Operation Superhero
    Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills

    Art Explorations
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    Operation Superhero
    Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills

    Art Explorations
    Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Brainy Games
    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!

    Amazing Race
    Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Crazy Contraptions
    We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day.

    Amazing Race
    Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges.
  • Baseball (Grades 3-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 3 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The STEAM Behind Magic
    Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions, etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

    Sports and Games Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    The STEAM Behind Magic
    Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions, etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

    Sports and Games Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students play games and/or sports from that country.
  • Indoor Flag Football (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
Chatsworth

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 5 items.

  • Great Books (Grades K-2)

    Great Books
    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.

    All Around the World
    World cultures activities centered around different cultural practices and holidays not only broaden perspectives but also help youth appreciate their peers. From crafting mosaics to creating a Tibetan prayer flag, students will love world cultures activities which both celebrate and educate about the world’s many different cultures.

    Introduction to Sign Language
    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.
  • Great Books (Grades 3-5)

    Great Books
    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.

    All Around the World
    World cultures activities centered around different cultural practices and holidays not only broaden perspectives but also help youth appreciate their peers. From crafting mosaics to creating a Tibetan prayer flag, students will love world cultures activities which both celebrate and educate about the world’s many different cultures.

    Introduction to Sign Language
    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.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    It’s Cool to Eat Healthy
    Get excited about eating healthy! Being healthy is all about good nutrition and moving. In this class, campers will learn what food are superfoods, why we need to eat our fruits and vegetables and how running and playing makes us all healthier and happier.

    Designing with Digits
    Did you know numbers are not just for counting and math? In this class, we will explore the creative side of numbers through art, design, and music.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    It’s Cool to Eat Healthy
    Get excited about eating healthy! Being healthy is all about good nutrition and moving. In this class, campers will learn what food are superfoods, why we need to eat our fruits and vegetables and how running and playing makes us all healthier and happier.

    The Art in Math
    Numbers and math are everywhere. Explore how math appears in nature, art, architecture, and music and then create your own numerical masterpieces.
  • Fencing (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Winter in July
    It may be hot outside but this class is sure to help you stay cool. We will explore all things winter such as the science of the season, cultures that thrive in the cold, animals that can only survive in the cold and so much more.

    Chaminade Survivor  
    Work in teams to complete mental and physical challenges such as solving riddles, completing survival scenarios, and other challenges that take them all over campus to accomplish their mission
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Science Exploration
    Each Science Exploration 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. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition.

    Winter in July
    It may be hot outside but this class is sure to help you stay cool. We will explore all things winter such as the science of the season, cultures that thrive in the cold, animals that can only survive in the cold and so much more.

    Chaminade Survivor  
    Work in teams to complete mental and physical challenges such as solving riddles, completing survival scenarios, and other challenges that take them all over campus to accomplish their mission
  • Artistic Crafts Camp (Grades 3-5)

    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.
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-5)

    Campers will have fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!
Wendy Cowgill
Director of Center for Excellence
wcowgill@chaminade.org
 
Luis Guerra
West Hills Site Director
lguerra@chaminade.org

Michelle Abbinanti
Chatsworth Site Director
mabbinanti@chaminade.org
Chaminade Center for Excellence offers comprehensive programming for grades K-12. Our summer programming offerings are available for elementary age with camps having a STEAM focus as well as our Great Books Academy. For middle and high school students, there are specialty camps in the fine arts, athletics, mock trial as well as a variety of academic offerings. School year programming includes PSAT and SAT test prep, fine arts, study skills, advanced sports camps and much more. Prepare your child for the challenges of a rigorous educational experience and give them the skills they need to be successful. Enroll them in one of the summer enrichment academies or auxiliary programs at Chaminade College Preparatory. Critical thinking is a priceless skill that translates across academic disciplines and is integral to achievement.

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