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Week 5 Specialty Camps

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Science of Summer (Preschool-Pre-kindergarten) *

Summer Science is cool!  In this camp, students will learn about the properties of water, buoyancy, temperature, color mixing, and the power of the sun. Hands-on experiments and science demonstrations will allow for each child to understand the science behind those things that they see in day-to-day life in a fun way. We will make our own root beer, ice cream, "sun s'more's", and melted crayon masterpieces!

X Marks the Spot: The Ultimate Treasure Hunt (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
Ahoy, Matey! There be treasure near! Every day at Mrs. Bernard’s Scavenger School, campers will unearth clues that involve activities leading to a special treasure. The treasure hunters will be required to put their heads together to solve each clue! Sometimes it will require math, sometimes puzzle skills, and other times geography knowledge, but at the end of the day, a special activity, prize, or treat will be waiting! If the treasure hunters can find each day's treasure chest, the biggest loot of all will be waiting at the end of the week! Can your treasure hunter follow the map to find where X Marks the Spot?

Perfect Printing (Kindergarten) *
Students will practice their printing using both uppercase and lowercase letters. This class will focus on proper formation, letter spacing, neatness, size, and consistency. A variety of tools including sand, yarn, crayons, watercolor paint, shaving cream, chalk, and glue will add fun and excitement to the class as students perfect their skills. This camp is most useful for students who would like to improve their fine motor skills and penmanship.

Geometry Designs (1st Grade) *
Math integrated art activities are the focus of this exciting math camp. There will be many opportunities for students to use and interpret geometry vocabulary, apply their knowledge of geometric and other important math terms.  Campers will use measuring skills, symmetry, and three-dimensions, and even estimating skills, all in the context of creating art.

Passport to America (4th-5th Grade) *
Students will experience Ellis Island which was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years. Students will choose a country, “travel” from that country, and go through the immigration process. Students will earn stamps in their passport as they go through luggage inspection, interviews and finally be granted admission to the United States.

Archery (4th-8th Grade)

For the first time, Camp Heritage Oak will be offering a course in the Olympic sport of archery! Campers will be taught the fundamentals of stance, nocking, aiming, and loosing arrows in a fun, safe learning environment. Compound bow mastery, compensating for weather, judging distance and terrain, and mental exercises for clarity and focus will all be covered in this exciting camp.

Minion Madness (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)

Campers will feel like they are part of a mini Minion world in this active and lively class! Games such as Minion Nerf Bowling, Toss the Banana, and the Minion Spoon Race will help build coordination and teamwork while activities such as designing their own Minions will foster creativity and confidence. Each student will receive his/her own Minion memorabilia to take home after this crazy week of games and fun!

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Ready…Set…Pre-k: Monster Math (Pre-kindergarten) *

Monster-themed activities will make math exciting for your child! Campers will be sorting, counting, patterning, estimating, and creating math related art projects in our bright, cheery learning environment (yes, our monsters are bright and cheery too)!  Dice, bingo daubers, play dough, marbles, googly eyes, and monster figures will be used to teach the children 1:1 correspondence, how to complete various math centers correctly, and how to work as a team to solve various math problems. Each day will begin with a fun monster story and silly monster games will be played as the students transition from one activity to the next.

Wizards and Potions: How Science Can Explain Magic (1st-8th Grade)

Inspired by the world of Harry Potter, Heritage Oak’s School of Wizardry will feature daily potion classes where campers will learn how science can be mistaken as magic through a series of experiments. Young wizards will be divided into houses, wear their house robe or scarf, and compete for the house cup at the end of camp. Daily owl posts will be delivered and students will even be able to choose a wand!

Cursive Club (1st-3rd Grade) *
Students will practice their cursive penmanship using both uppercase and lowercase letters. This class will focus on proper formation, the connection of the letters, neatness, size, consistency, and the natural slant of cursive lettering. A variety of tools including sand, yarn, crayons, watercolor paint, shaving cream, chalk, and glue will add fun and excitement to the class as students perfect their skills. This camp is most useful for students who have not yet learned how to read or write in cursive as well as students who would like to improve their fine motor skills and penmanship.

Oh Sew Fun! (2nd-4th Grade)
This camp will not only teach students sewing skills, but it will also teach them to be motivated, hard-working, and creative problem solvers! Students will learn how to sew using different types of stitches as well as how to sew on different types of buttons and accessories. By the end of camp, students will have created a tic tac toe board, a pencil pouch or topper, and even their very own stuffed animal!

Personal Budgeting (4th-5th Grade) *
Your children will learn the process of creating a budget. Each student will get to choose a career, car, and house. Their choices may be limited depending on their salary. Students will practice percentages and decimal operations to create a working budget within their means.

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

Pop, Bang, Fizz Science! (Kindergarten-8th Grade)

Pop Bang Fizz Science! Do you know a child who loves experiments that bubble, ooze or explode? They definitely shouldn't miss Mrs. Bernard’s Pop Bang Fizz Science Camp! Chemistry and Earth science are full of remarkable characteristics that cause the world around us to boom, pow, and bubble over. Campers won't believe their eyes when they join our camp and make science that goes Pop! Bang! Fizzzzz!