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Grades 9-12 West Hills

 

GO BABY GO!
Entering 6th– 10th grade
GoBabyBo! Is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility. Chaminade Center for Excellence is excited to be bringing this amazing service based program to our community. Lead by previously trained faculty and student members of the Chaminade High School Eagle Engineering program, students will participate in the entire process of assessing the mobility needs of the individual child to design and then build the vehicle. On the last day of camp, there will be a celebration where all the student will be able to meet and present the ride-on vehicle to the children and families to give the vehicle to the children and family. This is sure to be an amazing experience and space is limited so register early! Chaminade students may claim service hours in compliance with their campus and grade level guidelines.

Week 6: July 22 – 26
Time: 8:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $300

INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING
Entering 5th – 9th grade
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.

Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director
Week 4: July 8 – 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $300

FILMMAKING INTENSIVE
Entering 6th – 10th grade
For filmmakers who have already taken a film class before (either during the academic year at Chaminade or through the Center for Excellence summer program), this intensive will challenge the students to create a variety of short shorts using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio.

Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director
Week 5: July 15 –19
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $300

ROBOTICS FOR COMPETITION
Entering 5th – 12th grade
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!

Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer, Robotics Director
Week 2: June 24 – 28
Time: 8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

Week 5: July 15 – 19
Time: 8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $475 per week

ELECTRONICS AND PROGRAMMING BASICS
Entering 5th – 12th grade
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. Creator Bot Kits combine electrical engineering and coding to provide an engaging learning experience that kids and teachers both love.

Instructor: Pauline Breeden, Robotics Programming Mentor
Week 1: June 17– 21,
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 am

Week 4: July 8 – 12
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Fee: $280 per week