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Week 6 Specialty Camps

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Reading Rocks – Kindergarten
Each day students will read a different story, complete a reading response, and make a fun craft that goes along with the story. Children will spend time deciphering the genre of the text, studying character development, exploring new vocabulary, and sequencing. Students will create a fun work of art each day that expresses an important story element or character. 

Reading Rocks – 1st-2nd Grade
Each day students will read a different story, complete a reading response, and make a fun craft that goes along with the story. Children will spend time deciphering the genre of the text, study character development, explore new vocabulary, practice fluency, and discuss comprehension questions. Students will create a fun work of art each day that expresses an important story element or character. 

Coding Camp – 3rd-8th Grade
This advanced coding camp is for those students who have previous experience coding either from Heritage Oak’s school year computer class or elsewhere. Campers will use Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Angry Birds, and additional characters and games as inspiration as they learn how to write JavaScript code. This class is a great stepping stone in preparing campers to create their own video games!

School Year Prep – Kindergarten
This two-week Academic Summer Camp will prepare students for the next grade level, in a fun interactive environment. We teach the basics; reading, writing and math. This class is perfect for all non-Heritage Oak students or Heritage Oak students with entry level skills. Students in Kindergarten will be taught to break down words by learning the sounds that each letter and combination of letters makes. Students will also learn to look for clues in the illustrations and in the passages to figure out unfamiliar words as well as practice sight words. In math, children will learn symbols for addition and subtraction, calendars, and problem-solving skills. 

School Year Prep – 1st Grade
This two-week Academic Summer Camp will prepare students for the next grade level, in a fun interactive environment. We teach the basics; reading, writing and math. This class is perfect for all non-Heritage Oak students or Heritage Oak students with entry level skills. Children in 1st grade camp will start with writing stories, practicing operations and currency addition, and they will develop a range of reading skills. 1st grade students will be encouraged to employ different strategies based on their individual learning styles in order for them to become proud, confident, and happy readers. 

School Year Prep – 2nd-3rd Grade
This two-week Academic Summer Camp will prepare students for the next grade level, in a fun interactive environment. We teach the basics; reading, writing and math. This class is perfect for all non-Heritage Oak students or Heritage Oak students with entry level skills. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade camp will learn to write complete sentences, full paragraphs, and creative stories. Each child will progress as an independent reader and work up to an appropriate comprehension level. The teacher will encourage each child to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Students will also multiply multi-digit numbers and work with simple fractions and decimals. 

School Year Prep – 4th-5th Grade, AM Camp 
This two-week Academic Summer Camp will prepare students for the next grade level, in a fun interactive environment. We teach the basics; reading, writing and math. This class is perfect for all non-Heritage Oak students or Heritage Oak students with entry level skills. 4th and 5th grade campers will apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division, fractions, percent, probability, statistics, and geometry. In Language Arts, students will be exploring various vocabulary words and further develop their writing skills. They will also learn to identify the stages of plot development, from exposition to resolution, and they will encounter multiple styles of text--from biography to fiction to poetry.

Making a Musical – Kindergarten-8th Grade
Actors and singers of all ages can’t miss Making a Musical! Students will put together a script, select a director and stage manager, and even hold auditions for actors! We will spend the week rehearsing roles, building sets, and creating costumes. On the final day, families will be invited to walk the red carpet and see the world premiere of our camper-written, camper-directed, camper-acted musical! This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn the work and FUN that goes into creating a musical, practice singing and acting, and ultimately, receive the reward of a musical to call their very own. Get ready to take a bow! 

Ceramics – 4th-8th Grade
Clay, glaze, paint, and new friends will make up this week of creative artistry as campers explore the stages of clay piece production. Did you know that Camp Heritage Oak has its own kiln? This means that as campers decorate their cups, plates, bowls, etc. with paint and glaze, all of their items can be fired on-site and ready to go home and shared with their family members! If your child loves creating pottery projects at mall-type painting stores, he/she will have a fantastic time in this class! 

Co-ed Volleyball – 2nd-5th Grade, (FULL DAY)
Former High School Volleyball Coach Miss Sierra will go over in detail all the aspects that are critical to the game of volleyball. She will teach defense and offense, serving, bumping, setting, blocking, and spiking. This camp will help current volleyball players strengthen their skills and allow beginners to learn and develop their skills. This camp will be filled with learning, drills, and games. Parents are invited to join us on the final day to watch their children play in a game.

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Build a Book-The Story of Ferdinand – Kindergarten-3rd Grade
​Inspired by the beloved children’s book, this class will allow students to explore the various strategies to deeply understand a literature selection. The story will capture the students’ attention while giving them an opportunity to study story elements, explore character traits, and practice predicting, drawing connections, and making inferences. Students will also participate in various art and writing projects such as making puppets used to recreate the story, designing their own version of the book, and writing the story by hand. Students will also explore the character lessons displayed in the book and learn about respect, fairness, responsibility, caring, and compassion. 

Advanced School Year Prep – Kindergarten
This two-week Academic Summer Camp is designed for students who are accelerated in reading, writing, and math beyond their upcoming grade level. This class is perfect for current Heritage Oak students who have successfully mastered our advanced curriculum or students who are well prepared for a challenging curriculum. Students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten will practice reading long sentences with unfamiliar vocabulary and editing their writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. They will also practice retelling the central ideas of simple expository or narrative passages. Students will solve problems using basic graphs, charts and tables. 

Advanced School Year Prep – 1st Grade
This two-week Academic Summer Camp is designed for students who are accelerated in reading, writing, and math beyond their upcoming grade level. This class is perfect for current Heritage Oak students who have successfully mastered our advanced curriculum or students who are well prepared for a challenging curriculum. Students in 1st grade will work with their teacher to determine the meaning of unknown words in context, identify and correctly use contractions as well as use various parts of speech, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Students will begin to identify the correlation between division facts and multiplication facts. They will also focus on understanding and identifying elapsed time and money calculations. 

Advanced School Year Prep – 2nd-3rd Grade
This two-week Academic Summer Camp is designed for students who are accelerated in reading, writing, and math beyond their upcoming grade level. This class is perfect for current Heritage Oak students who have successfully mastered our advanced curriculum or students who are well prepared for a challenging curriculum. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will practice writing numerals in expanded form through the millions as well as estimating and measuring the weight of an object to the nearest metric and customary measure. They will multiply two or three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers with and without regrouping. In Language Arts, students will read a text and identify the author's purpose and use punctuation indicators such as commas, periods, exclamation points, and question marks in their writing. 

Advanced School Year Prep – 4th-5th Grade
This two-week Academic Summer Camp is designed for students who are accelerated in reading, writing, and math beyond their upcoming grade level. This class is perfect for current Heritage Oak students who have successfully mastered our advanced curriculum or students who are well prepared for a challenging curriculum. 4th and 5th grade students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes and compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text. In math, students will compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals and mixed numbers as well as solve problems involving fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages.

Basketball – Kindergarten-3rd Grade
Shoot a basket! Dribble it and pass it! Camp attendees will learn skills such as dribbling, lay ups, passing, shooting, and defense. Along with learning the rules of the sport through a variety of drills and mini games, campers will also participate in a dribbling competition and free throw contest. Please send your budding athlete with water and a healthy snack each day. 

French Cooking for Young Chefs – 3rd-5th Grade
Learn how to cook some traditional French food while learning new French vocabulary. Prior knowledge of French is not required. Campers will make savory and sweet dishes, receive their own French apron and make a recipe book. Parents are invited to Heritage Oak’s French café on the last day of camp to taste all the French cuisine your children will proudly serve. Bon appétit!

Imaginopolis-Build a Nation – Kindergarten-8th Grade
This summer, we will be creating an entire nation. In this class, each camper will decide the laws and landmarks of his/her very own state, create a flag, and learn about how countries work as we work together to build Imaginopolis 2.0! We will vote on a President, create our own money, and of course, the last day of camp will feature the founding of our country and signing of its constitution! Don't miss this monumental occasion to create, play and learn with Mrs. Bernard in Imaginopolis - Build a Nation!

Andy Warhol Art – 4th-8th Grade
Fun, bright colors and an array of design choices will inspire budding artists as they explore the work of Andy Warhol. Campers will learn about modern art, abstracting, color theory, and more as they design and paint their summer masterpieces that can be on display in your home for years to come!

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