2019 Summer Program
Session 1: July 22 - July 26
Session 2: July 29 - August 2
Our innovative summer will consist of half-day and full-day sessions starting July 22nd. Our Heroes will discover their voice and creativity. They will learn to do for themselves and find joy in learning. Parents will love the lasting impact of our innovative program. Join us this summer and be prepared to see something extraordinary! You can sign up for a half day or full day sessions. Age groups are flexible.
|7/22-7/26||8:30am -11:30am||Intro to Robotics and Coding||6+||Ms. Van|
|7/22-7/26||8:30am - 11:30am||Performance Writing||6-9||Ms. Danielle|
|7/22-7/26||1:00pm - 4:00pm||Intro to Robotics and Coding||6+||Ms. Van|
|7/22-7/26||1:00pm - 4:00pm||Performance Writing||10+||Ms. Danielle|
|7/29-8/2||8:30am -11:30am||Clay Art Workshop||7+||Ms. Thien|
|7/29-8/2||8:30am - 11:30am||InnerHealth Yoga & Nutrition||6+||Ms. Sahar|
|7/29-8/2||1:00pm - 4:00pm||Clay Art Workshop||7+||Ms. Thien|
|7/29-8/2||1:00pm - 4:00pm||Mechanism of gears||10+||Ms. Van|
The cost of each half-day weekly session is $375 and a full-day weekly session is $650. Space is limited!
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Introduction to Coding and Robotics
This camp offers robotics, coding and tinkering classes ages 6+. Your child will be able to transform Dash and Dot robots into ready-to-play pals with codes that they design themselves. We provide a wide variety of inspiring materials, and just the right amount of staff guidance to let kids take ownership of their skills.
Performance Writing with our Acton Guide!
Your child will learn and practice writing various forms and then PERFORM their writing for an audience! They get valuable experience practicing performances and storytelling. As a BONUS they learn writing the ACTON ACADEMY way!
Introduction to the mechanism of gears
This camp is designed for ages 10+, with 5 half-days of hands-on tinkering activities. Your child will learn the basic mechanism of gears through activities such as building the robot’s mechanical arms, hands, and grippers. We also build shifting gearboxes, marble machines, candy dispenser using cardboard and other household materials.
InnerHealth Yoga and Nutrition
Your child will discover a full mind-body connection with a health and wellness expert and certified kids yoga instructor. InnerHealth Yoga classes are extremely imaginative and creatively introduce all age-appropriate poses and activities.
Ceramic Art Workshop
Your child will learn how to create, paint AND fire up their own ceramic art with a renowned artist and private gallery owner.
|8:15am - 8:30am||ARRIVE- Free Play Outside or Read in Library|
|8:30am - 11:30am||Morning Session|
|11:30am - 11:45am||PICK-UP|
|11:45pm - 12:45pm||Lunch (Full Day Campers - Bring your own lunch)|
|12:45pm - 1:00pm||ARRIVE- Free Play Outside or Read in Library|
|1:00pm - 4:00pm||Afternoon Session|
|4:00pm - 4:15pm||PICK-UP|
What to bring
- Your smile!
- Lunch if you are doing both the morning and afternoon sessions
- Water Bottle & Light Snack
- Comfortable clothes and shoes (with socks)
Camps and staff details
Performance Writing - Danielle de Guzman Armstead
Would you love for your child to practice their writing in a more hands-on way? What about trying it in an Acton way? Join us for a 1 week, half-day camp where your child will practice writing various forms and then PERFORM their writing for an audience! They get valuable experience practicing performances and storytelling in a safe space within our Acton community. This camp will feature a small by-invite-only performance at its conclusion, so get ready to have your child explore the art of storytelling!
This camp is guided by our very own Head Guide at Acton Academy East Bay, Danielle de Guzman Armstead. Danielle has a BA in English Literature from Mills College and lives in Livermore.
Coding, Robotics and Tinkering - Van Le, Engineer
Coding improves problem-solving. We encourage learning code through hands-on activities that stimulate creativity in a young child’s mind. We put the power to play into their hands by teaching them to design their own projects.
Gears are important in building robots. As kids build simple machines with gears and motors, they will learn the basic mechanism of gears and pulleys, and prepare the kids for the next level of robotic tinkering.
These camps are guided by Acton Academy East Bay’s Robotics instructor, Van Le. Van Le is a Principal Software Engineer and has been programming for over 20 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley. She is passionate about helping children discover their passion for computer science.
InnerHealth Yoga and Nutrition - Sahar Berjis, RD, MPH, CDN
InnerHealth Yoga classes are extremely imaginative and creatively introduce all age-appropriate poses and activities. Classes incorporate easily understood explanations of breathing techniques, yoga poses and focus and concentration exercises all while maintaining a fun and playful environment.
Through games, props and songs classes encourage kids to build self-confidence, physical strength, and concentration. Partner poses, forward bends, backbends, standing poses, twists, and basic inversions are explored with a light introduction to alignment. Your child will discover a full mind-body connection with health and wellness expert and certified kids yoga instructor Sahar Berjis, RD, MPH, CDN, Founder, Nutritionist & Dietician for Inner Health & Wellness. Sahar Berjis is Acton Academy East Bay’s very own Health and Wellness expert.
Ceramic Art Workshop for Kids - Thien Dao, Artist, Instructor & Gallery Owner
Going back thousands of years, the art of making pottery has evolved from very simple plates and bowls to beautiful pieces in modern time. Clay is ideal for children as clay is easy to handle while allowing children creativity. Clay art is fun and educational, as these projects help to bridge the gap between the virtual and real world. Each child will start and finish the project and have a piece to bring home. There will be an art exhibition at the end of the workshop to showcase everyone's masterpiece.
Thien Dao discovered her love of ceramics during a college art class and received her Bachelor of Arts in 1991 in the Fine Arts program in California. She now teaches art classes in Auburn, CA and owns her own studio and art gallery.