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 One

June 15 - 19

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 6 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 Creations
    Enjoy the satisfaction and creative expression of crafting with  your summer friends, learning new skills and using new materials. The greatest joy will be bringing home your new projects to share with family and friends.

    Super Sentences
    In this fun and engaging class, early elementary students learn to write and revise their own completed sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well as subject-verb agreement, students will learn to write sentences correctly and with confidence.
  • 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 Creations
    Enjoy the satisfaction and creative expression of crafting with  your summer friends, learning new skills and using new materials. The greatest joy will be bringing home your new projects to share with family and friends.

    Perfect Paragraph
    This is a 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 written paragraph. Students will be exposed to the elements of writing including sentence structure, grammar principles and vocabulary in order to develop the perfect paragraph.
  • 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.

    Lego Robotics
    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.

    Your Amazing Body
    Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows!
  • 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.

    Lego Robotics
    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.

    Your Amazing Body
    Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows!
  • Circus Camp (Grades 1-6)

    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
  • Football (Grades 2-6)

    Come join our Chaminade football playes and coaches on our iconic blue turf, the Deep Blue C. This camp includes conditioning, football skills drills and actual game play.  This is a non contact camp, flags will be used in place of contact tackling.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 3 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Colors, Cupcakes & Kaleidoscopes
    It's time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we've got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.


    Minute to Win It!
    Working together as a team, campers will participate in some fun games that will challenge kids to be creative and collaoborate witht their friends.  Games like Card Ninja, Stack Attack and Speed Eraser are as exciting to watch as they are to partipate in!
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Colors, Cupcakes & Kaleidoscopes
    It's time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we've got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.


    Minute to Win It!
    Working together as a team, campers will participate in some fun games that will challenge kids to be creative and collaoborate witht their friends.  Games like Card Ninja, Stack Attack and Speed Eraser are as exciting to watch as they are to partipate in!
  • Basketball (Grades 2-6)

    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!

    Art 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.

    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!

    Art 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.

    Tiny Books
    Students will explore the world of tiny books as they design and create original tiny books for themselves, and others, to enjoy.
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Students in Science Exploration will engage each week 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. Science Exploration 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 six weeks this summer!

    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!

    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
    Students in Science Exploration will engage each week 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. Science Exploration 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 six weeks this summer!

    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!

    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.
  • Basketball (Grades 2-6)

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

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

    Sports and Games from Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students plays games and/or sports from that country.
  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

    Sports and Games from Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students plays games and/or sports from that country.
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-7)

    Join us for some fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!!
  • Vex IQ Robotics (Grades 4-8)

    VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for 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 Two

June 22 - 26

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!

    Magic Memories
    There is no place better than the happiest place on earth. Camper will discover the magic of animation, characters, food and art all involving our favorite mouse on the planet.

    Art Tells a Story
    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.
  • 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!

    Magic Memories
    There is no place better than the happiest place on earth. Camper will discover the magic of animation, characters, food and art all involving our favorite mouse on the planet.

    Word Work
    Find the joy of the written word! Using rap, short stories, and poetry, and fiction, campers will identify the five elements of literacy and hone their writing skills. Maybe you could be the next J.K. Rowling!
  • STE{a}M Academy (Grades K-2)

    Science Exploration
    Students in Science Exploration will engage each week 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. Science Exploration 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 six weeks this summer!

    Calling All Star Wars Fans
    Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Princess Lea math, Darth Vader slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

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

    Science Exploration
    Students in Science Exploration will engage each week 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. Science Exploration 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 six weeks this summer!

    Calling All Star Wars Fans
    Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Princess Lea math, Darth Vader slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

    Tiny Gardens and Terrariums
    Throughout the week students will learn about habitats and ecosystems while they are creating items for their tiny gardens or terrariums such as miniature buildings and painting rocks. The class will conclude with campers having a new little garden complete with structures and plants made with their own hands.
  • Aerial Camp Jr (Grades 4-5)

    This camp is designed for the camper that has had previous instruction in dance, gymnastics or martial arts. This camp is a great way to improve skills and techniques in aerial dance while also having some fun! Each day will included designated warm-up exercises as well as time on the apparatuses, plus other fun activities and games to strengthen your skills. Friday will finish off with a little performance highlighting the weeks’ successes.
  • Cheer Camp (Grades 1-5)

    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.
  • 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! This is an all day camp 8:30 – 3:00.

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Fun in the Sun!
    This class celebrates our favorite season and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games and design to experience a creativity and fun inspired by summer!

    Art in Motion
    Use movement to make art and learn how to make art look like it is in motion! Learn about American artists like Jackson Pollock who poured paint, Alexander Calder who invented the mobile and traditional puppet masters who use shadow silhouettes to tell stories – and make your very own art in their styles. Explore objects in motion including rolling balls down ramps, painting with moving marbles, spinning tops, making spin art, experimenting with balance while making mobiles and letting gravity help you paint.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Fun in the Sun!
    This class celebrates our favorite season and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games and design to experience a creativity and fun inspired by summer!

    Art in Motion
    Use movement to make art and learn how to make art look like it is in motion! Learn about American artists like Jackson Pollock who poured paint, Alexander Calder who invented the mobile and traditional puppet masters who use shadow silhouettes to tell stories – and make your very own art in their styles. Explore objects in motion including rolling balls down ramps, painting with moving marbles, spinning tops, making spin art, experimenting with balance while making mobiles and letting gravity help you paint.
  • Dance Camp (Grades 1-6)

    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
  • Fencing (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and fencers 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.


    Crafty Creations
    Enjoy the satisfaction and creative expression of crafting with  your summer friends, learning new skills and using new materials. The greatest joy will be bringing home your new projects to share with family and friends.

    Super Sentences
    In this fun and engaging class, early elementary students learn to write and revise their own completed sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well as subject-verb agreement, students will learn to write sentences correctly and with confidence.
  • 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 Creations
    Enjoy the satisfaction and creative expression of crafting with  your summer friends, learning new skills and using new materials. The greatest joy will be bringing home your new projects to share with family and friends.

    Perfect Paragraph
    This is a 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 written paragraph. Students will be exposed to the elements of writing including sentence structure, grammar principles and vocabulary in order to develop the perfect paragraph.
  • 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.

    Lego Robotics
    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.

    Your Amazing Body
    Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows!
  • 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.

    Lego Robotics
    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.

    Your Amazing Body
    Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows!
  • Indoor Soccer (Grade 3-8)

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

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 5 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Colors, Cupcakes & Kaleidoscopes
    It's time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we've got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.


    Minute to Win It!
    Working together as a team, campers will participate in some fun games that will challenge kids to be creative and collaoborate witht their friends.  Games like Card Ninja, Stack Attack and Speed Eraser are as exciting to watch as they are to partipate in!
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Colors, Cupcakes & Kaleidoscopes
    It's time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we've got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.


    Minute to Win It!
    Working together as a team, campers will participate in some fun games that will challenge kids to be creative and collaoborate witht their friends.  Games like Card Ninja, Stack Attack and Speed Eraser are as exciting to watch as they are to partipate in!
  • Camp Cricut Create! (Grades 2-8)

    It doesn't take a artist to create one of a kind projects. Using the computer program, Design Space, students can easily tap into their creative side create images on table computers.  Watch their designs come to life as they create one of a kind tote bags, water bottles, t-shirts and more.  Creativity and technology come together in this camp as students print out their designs on Cricut Makers. 
  • Indoor Flag Football (Grades 2-8)

  • Vex IQ Robotics (Grades 4-5)

Week Three

June 29 – July 2

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 6 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.

    Ocean Commotion

    What goes on down in the mysterious deep waters of the seven seas? Dive into this underwater adventure and we’ll find out as we become oceanographers exploring the fascinating plant and animal life of this vast undersea world. Swim with sea creatures both big and small, check out a coral reef, clean up an oil spill and transform our classroom into an amazing underwater haven. This is a class in which you’ll definitely want to submerge yourself!
  • 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.

    Ocean Commotion

    What goes on down in the mysterious deep waters of the seven seas? Dive into this underwater adventure and we’ll find out as we become oceanographers exploring the fascinating plant and animal life of this vast undersea world. Swim with sea creatures both big and small, check out a coral reef, clean up an oil spill and transform our classroom into an amazing underwater haven. This is a class in which you’ll definitely want to submerge yourself!
  • Flag Football (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
  • Electronics and Programming Basics (Grades 4-9)

    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.

Afternoon Classes

List of 3 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.
  • SPARK 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.
  • Basketball (Grades K-7)

    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 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.

    Magic Memories
    There is no place better than the happiest place on earth. Camper will discover the magic of animation, characters, food, and art all involving our favorite mouse on the planet.

    Word Work
    Find the joy of the written word! Using rap, short stories, and poetry, and fiction, campers will identify the five elements of literacy and hone their writing skills. Maybe you could be the next J.K. Rowling!
  • 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.

    Magic Memories
    There is no place better than the happiest place on earth. Camper will discover the magic of animation, characters, food, and art all involving our favorite mouse on the planet.

    Word Work
    Find the joy of the written word! Using rap, short stories, and poetry, and fiction, campers will identify the five elements of literacy and hone their writing skills. Maybe you could be the next J.K. Rowling!
  • 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.

    Calling All Star Wars Fans
    Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Princess Lea math, Darth Vader slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

    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.
  • 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.

    Calling All Star Wars Fans
    Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Princess Lea math, Darth Vader slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

    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.
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-5)

    Join us for some fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!!

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Fun in the Sun!
    This class celebrates our favorite season and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games, and design to experience creativity and fun inspired by summer!

    Art in Motion
    Use movement to make art and learn how to make art look like it is in motion! Learn about American artists like Jackson Pollock who poured paint, Alexander Calder who invented the mobile and traditional puppet masters who use shadow silhouettes to tell stories – and make your very own art in their styles. Explore objects in motion including rolling balls down ramps, painting with moving marbles, spinning tops, making spin art, experimenting with balance while making mobiles and letting gravity help you paint.

     
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Fun in the Sun!
    This class celebrates our favorite season and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games, and design to experience creativity and fun inspired by summer!

    Art in Motion
    Use movement to make art and learn how to make art look like it is in motion! Learn about American artists like Jackson Pollock who poured paint, Alexander Calder who invented the mobile and traditional puppet masters who use shadow silhouettes to tell stories – and make your very own art in their styles. Explore objects in motion including rolling balls down ramps, painting with moving marbles, spinning tops, making spin art, experimenting with balance while making mobiles and letting gravity help you paint.
  • Basketball (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and players help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
  • Artistic Crafts Camp (Grades 1-8)

    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.

Week Four

July 6 - 10

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.

    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.
  • Baseball (Grades 3-6)

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

Afternoon Classes

List of 3 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

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

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

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

    Join us for some fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!!
Chatsworth

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 6 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!

    Ocean Commotion
    What goes on down in the mysterious deep waters of the seven seas? Dive into this underwater adventure and we’ll find out as we become oceanographers exploring the fascinating plant and animal life of this vast undersea world. Swim with sea creatures both big and small, check out a coral reef, clean up an oil spill and transform our classroom into an amazing underwater haven. This is a class in which you’ll definitely want to submerge yourself!
  • 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

    Ocean Commotion
    What goes on down in the mysterious deep waters of the seven seas? Dive into this underwater adventure and we’ll find out as we become oceanographers exploring the fascinating plant and animal life of this vast undersea world. Swim with sea creatures both big and small, check out a coral reef, clean up an oil spill and transform our classroom into an amazing underwater haven. This is a class in which you’ll definitely want to submerge yourself!
  • Camp Cricut Create! (Grades 2-5)

    It doesn't take a artist to create one of a kind projects. Using the computer program, Design Space, students can easily tap into their creative side create images on table computers.  Watch their designs come to life as they create one of a kind tote bags, water bottles, t-shirts and more.  Creativity and technology come together in this camp as students print out their designs on Cricut Makers.
  • Softball (Grades 3-8)

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

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 5 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Globe trotters
    Grab your passport and pack your bag for an amazing global adventure. There’s no limit to what we’ll see when we take a trip around the world in just one week! Once we’ve plotted our itinerary and designed passports and tickets, we’ll hop from one amazing sight to the next until we’ve successfully circumnavigated the globe. Along the way, we will sample international cuisine, create amazing works of art, learn of the cultures, landmarks and wildlife that make each place special, celebrate international games and music, and make our own travel scrapbook to have a lasting memento of our journey!

    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.
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Globe trotters
    Grab your passport and pack your bag for an amazing global adventure. There’s no limit to what we’ll see when we take a trip around the world in just one week! Once we’ve plotted our itinerary and designed passports and tickets, we’ll hop from one amazing sight to the next until we’ve successfully circumnavigated the globe. Along the way, we will sample international cuisine, create amazing works of art, learn of the cultures, landmarks and wildlife that make each place special, celebrate international games and music, and make our own travel scrapbook to have a lasting memento of our journey!

    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
  • Indoor Soccer (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.
  • Artistic Crafts Camp (Grades 1-5)

    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.

Week Five

July 13 - 17

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.

    Poetry in Nature 
    Explore all the beauty and inspiration in the world surrounding us through all types of poetry. Let nature spark your creativity
  • 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.

    Poetry in Nature
    Explore all the beauty and inspiration in the world surrounding us through all types of poetry. Let nature spark your creativity
  • 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!

    Dino Days
    If you wish you had a dinosaur for a pet, then this “dino-mite” class is for you! Join us in the land before time to learn about all your favorite prehistoric creatures. T-rex, stegosaurus, velociraptors and pterosaurs will all be part of this week of dinosaur discovery. We’ll put on our paleontologist hats and use facts, science, art and other activities to become experts about some of our favorite ancient creatures.

     
  • 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.

    Dino Days
    If you wish you had a dinosaur for a pet, then this “dino-mite” class is for you! Join us in the land before time to learn about all your favorite prehistoric creatures. T-rex, stegosaurus, velociraptors and pterosaurs will all be part of this week of dinosaur discovery. We’ll put on our paleontologist hats and use facts, science, art and other activities to become experts about some of our favorite ancient creatures.
  • Robotics for Competition (Grades 4-9)

    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)

    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 the hit musical DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. 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.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Week 5: July 13 – July 17
    Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm with performance on Friday, July 7th at 2 pm
    Fee: $300
  • 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.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

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

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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.

    Sports and Games from Around the World
    Each day looks at a different country and then the students plays games and/or sports from that country.
  • 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.

    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.

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


  • 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.

    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.

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


  • 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.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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

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

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    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

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

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

Week Six

July 20 - 24

West Hills

Morning (8:30 – 11:30)

List of 6 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 tells a Story
    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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 Inventor's 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.”

    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.
  • 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 Inventor's 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.”

    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.
  • Camera Magic! (Grade 4-8)

    Entering Grades 4 – 8

    A variety of essential techniques for photography, stop motion animation, and special effects will be covered in this introductory level workshop. Learn how to use a DSLR camera for photography, how to create a stop motion animation short, how to create practical effects with lighting and lenses as well as special effects with a green screen. Taught in Chaminade’s own film studio by the Film Program Director, Karen Thumm.
     


    Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director
    Location: West Hills Campus
    Week 4:
     July 20 – July 24
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
    Fee: $250
  • 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.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Globe Trotters
    Grab your passport and pack your bag for an amazing global adventure. There’s no limit to what we’ll see when we take a trip around the world in just one week! Once we’ve plotted our itinerary and designed passports and tickets, we’ll hop from one amazing sight to the next until we’ve successfully circumnavigated the globe. Along the way, we will sample international cuisine, create amazing works of art, learn of the cultures, landmarks and wildlife that make each place special, celebrate international games and music, and make our own travel scrapbook to have a lasting memento of our journey!

    Art Antics
    Let’s get away from our desks and explore some unconventional methods for making art! We will swing, move, step, spray and spin our artwork into existence. Have fun creating really BIG art projects, some silly art projects and some gooey, slimy, messy art projects. We’ll use everything from paints to food to shampoo and lotion! No matter what we do, it will be lots of FUN.
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Globe Trotters
    Grab your passport and pack your bag for an amazing global adventure. There’s no limit to what we’ll see when we take a trip around the world in just one week! Once we’ve plotted our itinerary and designed passports and tickets, we’ll hop from one amazing sight to the next until we’ve successfully circumnavigated the globe. Along the way, we will sample international cuisine, create amazing works of art, learn of the cultures, landmarks and wildlife that make each place special, celebrate international games and music, and make our own travel scrapbook to have a lasting memento of our journey!

    Art Antics
    Let’s get away from our desks and explore some unconventional methods for making art! We will swing, move, step, spray and spin our artwork into existence. Have fun creating really BIG art projects, some silly art projects and some gooey, slimy, messy art projects. We’ll use everything from paints to food to shampoo and lotion! No matter what we do, it will be lots of FUN.
  • Fencing (Grades K-5)

    Our coaches and fencers help students develop sport-specific fundamentals and personal-best performances.
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-5)

    Join us for some fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!!
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.

    Poetry in Nature
    Explore all the beauty and inspiration in the world surrounding us through all types of poetry. Let nature spark your creativity
  • 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.

    Poetry in Nature
    Explore all the beauty and inspiration in the world surrounding us through all types of poetry. Let nature spark your creativity
  • 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 Inventor's 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.”

    Dino Days
    If you wish you had a dinosaur for a pet, then this “dino-mite” class is for you! Join us in the land before time to learn about all your favorite prehistoric creatures. T-rex, stegosaurus, velociraptors and pterosaurs will all be part of this week of dinosaur discovery. We’ll put on our paleontologist hats and use facts, science, art and other activities to become experts about some of our favorite ancient creatures.

  • 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 Inventor's 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.”

    Dino Days
    If you wish you had a dinosaur for a pet, then this “dino-mite” class is for you! Join us in the land before time to learn about all your favorite prehistoric creatures. T-rex, stegosaurus, velociraptors and pterosaurs will all be part of this week of dinosaur discovery. We’ll put on our paleontologist hats and use facts, science, art and other activities to become experts about some of our favorite ancient creatures.
  • Sports Mania (Grades K-5)

    Join us for some fun in the sun with Frisbee golf, Badminton, Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and much much more!!

Afternoon (12:00 – 3:00)

List of 4 items.

  • SPARK Academy (Grades K-2)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Art Antics
    Let’s get away from our desks and explore some unconventional methods for making art! We will swing, move, step, spray and spin our artwork into existence. Have fun creating really BIG art projects, some silly art projects and some gooey, slimy, messy art projects. We’ll use everything from paints to food to shampoo and lotion! No matter what we do, it will be lots of FUN.

    The Great Outdoors 
    Lace up your boots, load up your pack, fill your canteen and bring your binoculars and a hat – we are headed on an adventure! Our home base will be our indoor campsite complete with a tent and the supplies we need for a week’s worth of fun, but we will spend plenty of time exploring the outdoors, too. Learning about forest animals, going on outdoor scavenger hunts, creating nature art, eating campfire treats and making trail mix are all part of the fun.
  • SPARK Academy (Grades 3-5)

    Spark the Imagination
    Dream it, design it, build it! Camper will use their imagination, and problem-solving skills to create and the possibilities are endless. Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

    Art Antics
    Let’s get away from our desks and explore some unconventional methods for making art! We will swing, move, step, spray and spin our artwork into existence. Have fun creating really BIG art projects, some silly art projects and some gooey, slimy, messy art projects. We’ll use everything from paints to food to shampoo and lotion! No matter what we do, it will be lots of FUN.

    The Great Outdoors 
    Lace up your boots, load up your pack, fill your canteen and bring your binoculars and a hat – we are headed on an adventure! Our home base will be our indoor campsite complete with a tent and the supplies we need for a week’s worth of fun, but we will spend plenty of time exploring the outdoors, too. Learning about forest animals, going on outdoor scavenger hunts, creating nature art, eating campfire treats and making trail mix are all part of the fun.
  • Artistic Crafts Camp (Grades 2-5)

    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.
  • Basketball (Grades K-7)

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