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Week 10 Specialty Camps

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We Can Build It (Preschool-Pre-kindergarten)

Preschoolers love using real tools and this camp gives them the chance to do just that! They will use hammers, screw drivers, glue, Styrofoam, blocks, and foam in order to build amazing structures. Under the watchful eye of our experienced teacher, campers will be able to use their imaginations and creativity all while strengthening their fine motor skills.  Your little builder will have a ball!

Operation Computation (Kindergarten) *

This camp will allow students to make hands-on connections to learn addition and subtraction skills. From making their own abacuses to participating in fun math activities using Unifix cubes and special edible treats, campers will have an amazing week learning all about computing and patterns. Competitive races and fun math activities will fully prepare these young mathematicians for the coming school year.

Puppeteers (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
Everyone loves a puppet show! Not only will campers create their own puppets during this creative class, they will also be encouraged to manipulate and develop a voice for their puppets in preparation for the end-of-week puppet show!  Acting with puppets will allow for the children to increase their communication and social skills. Each camper will learn to work cooperatively with his/her peers as they combine their efforts to produce the original puppet show performance.

Storytellers Write On (1st-2nd Grade) *

This class will feature an engaging learning environment where students will have the opportunity to practice writing stories, poems, and plays. Children will develop their own written language skills in areas including adjective usage, sentence structure, dialog, and the expression of emotion.

Summer Reading Club (3rd-5th Grade) *

Students will work to complete their summer reading assignment during this camp. Games and small group activities will bring the summer reading selection to life while students practice reading comprehension techniques as well as oral and silent reading strategies.

Heritage Oak Football Tryouts (4th-8th Grade)

If your child is interested in playing on Heritage Oak’s Middle School Football Team, this camp will help prepare him for the fall season. We will focus on conditioning designed for strength and speed, instruction on all positions, full and skeletal scrimmages, practicing and learning the playbook, team building activities, and drills.

Orchestra (4th Grade)

Heritage Oak Students Only. This class will prepare Orchestra students for the upcoming school year. Students will work in an ensemble with multiple instruments and sections. They will learn new techniques with their respective instruments and also focus as a group on music theory, music history, listening and aural skills, music notation, and new music terms. The week will conclude with a Mini Showcase performance

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Ready…Set…Pre-k: Pre-k Here I Come! (Pre-kindergarten) *

There is nothing like being prepared—Your soon to be Pre-k child will love this fun week of camp!  He/She will spend the week preparing for all things Pre-k.  This will include reviewing listening skills, following 2-4 step directions, getting familiar with some of the HOPE Pre-k routines and of course getting to know some new friends.  We will be introducing your child to some of the many new adventures that take place now that they will be in Pre-k such as visiting the library weekly, and attending special assemblies.  We will also introduce them to aspects of guided reading such as becoming familiar with a “picture walk” and recalling events of the story.  Give your child that extra boost of confidence by enrolling them in this week’s readiness camp!

Storytellers Write On (Kindergarten) *

This class will feature an engaging learning environment where students will have the opportunity to practice writing stories, poems, and plays. Children will develop their own written language skills in areas including adjective usage, sentence structure, dialog, and the expression of emotion.

Orchestra (5th Grade)

Heritage Oak Students Only. This class will prepare current Orchestra students for the upcoming school year. Students will work in an ensemble with multiple instruments and sections. They will learn new techniques with their respective instruments and also focus as a group on music theory, music history, listening and aural skills, music notation, and new music terms. The week will conclude with a Mini Showcase performance

Concert Band (4th-8th Grade)

Heritage Oak Students Only. Concert Band is open to students who have completed first or second year band at Heritage Oak during the school year. Please bring your Accent on Achievement Book 1 and your instrument.

Operation Computation (1st-2nd Grade) *

Campers will have an amazing week learning all about computing and mathematical patterns in Operation Computation. Campers will master how to estimate, rounding numbers, master number facts, as well as being introduced to the world of understanding and doing simple multiplications. They will have the opportunity to add and subtract 3-digit numbers using regrouping. They will create fun stories as they do multi-step word problems and as a grand finale…create their own abacus. The concepts will be taught using fun activities, tools, and surprises.

Zoo Design (3rd-5th Grade) *

This class is based around the idea of students creating a zoo using their knowledge of area and perimeter, along with many math skills to create a unique learning opportunity that applies to real-life situations. Students will use checklists, create blue prints, incorporate map skills, and more in this exciting class.

Cartooning (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

Campers will learn the basics of cartooning in a fun and innovative way. From creating various funny faces to designing their own crazy animals, campers will have a blast as they learn to bring simple shapes and designs to life and then learn to tell a visual story using their characters!

Greek Greatness (4th-8th Grade)*

This will be a great experience for campers as they learn about Ancient Greek culture and a fun and exciting way. The camp will take place indoors AND outdoors as participants learn about the different Greek Gods, participate in a mock-Olympics, and explore how Ancient Greek History relates to life today. Presentation skills will also be developed as each student presents research on his/her Greek God at the end of the week. This is a great class for all students but will be a wonderful choice for those entering 6th grade who will continue to learn about Greek History in Social Studies during the school year.

* Students must be able to speak English fluently to attend academic classes.