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A variety of Academic and Enrichment Camps are available to round out your child's summer! Specialty Camps run Monday-Thursday from 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-4:00, and last for four days unless otherwise noted. Virtual Camps are also being offered and are indicated as VIRTUAL ZOOM camps.

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2020 Junior Kindergarten-8th Grade Specialty Camps

 

Week 6 (7/20-7/23)                        

Full Day Camp: School Year Prep- Reading/School Year Prep-Writing (3rd-5th Grade)

School Year Prep: Reading

Students will work on concepts that meet 3rd and 4th grade Language Arts Standards; read
and comprehend grade level text, identify key ideas and details, analyze the authors craft
and structure, identify and analyze features, events and characters, identify the main topic,
describe the connection between two individuals, events, and ideas between texts, make
self-connections to texts, make predictions and later determine whether predictions were
confirmed, and identify and understand new vocabulary.

 

School Year Prep: Writing

Students will work on concepts that meet 3rd and 4th grade Writing Standards; write with
purpose , clarity, and voice, write pieces with a variety of purposes(opinion, informative,
narrative), use mapping to organize thoughts, organize ideas using pre-writing activities,
gather information from sources and present content, produce and distribute pieces of
writing, and see oneself as a writer.

 

Full Day Camp: Kid President: Build a Nation/Circus and Magic Training (Junior Kindergarten-8th Grade)

Kid Presidents: Build a Nation

Are you the future president of the United States? If so, you’ll need some training!
In Mrs. Bernard’s Kid Presidents – Build a Nation camp, the Citizens of our country
will vote on a name and flag for our special country, and we will elect officers to run
our nation, including a president! THEN the fun begins:  We will build our new land
out of cardboard, plenty of paint, props, and some good old-fashioned hard work!
Once our land is built, our nation will be open for business! Parents, friends and family
will be welcomed as a grand finale to tour our very own special place. In the last four
years of this exciting camp, the REAL Yorba Linda mayor has come to Heritage Oak
to help us cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of our town! Don’t miss this chance
to be a part of the fun.  Campers will learn all about cities, important jobs, counting
money, working toward a common goal and being a part of the community. This is a
chance for your child to dive into his or her own imagination, develop critical thinking
skills, and learn what it takes to make a city run. It’s the perfect combination of learning
and fun!

Circus and Magic Training 

Are you ready for The Greatest Show? At Mrs. Bernard’s circus and magic training camp,
students will learn to be the ultimate performers by mastering illusions, magic, and the
great art of circus performance! Making objects disappear, taming (pretend) animals,
and jumping through actual hoops are all part of our incredible show! On the last day
of camp, our performers and magicians will amaze and dazzle their mommies, daddies,
and family members with a circus show for the ages! Don’t miss this chance for your little
magician or acrobat to show what they can do at The Greatest Show: Circus & Magic Training!

AM Camp: Digging for Dinosaurs (JK-2nd Grade)

Join the “dino diggers” this summer and explore the amazing prehistoric world of dinosaurs.
This camp is a must for all young paleontologists. Campers will learn about dinosaur anatomy,
behavior, and even traits that are around today through hands-on activities and projects like
fossil digging, creating fossil replicas, and incredible dramatic play activities.

AM Camp: Ceramics (2nd-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!

AM Camp: Summer Reading (6th-8th Grade)

Tired of having your child work on summer reading last minute? Does your child need
more reading support and strategies? Summer Reading Camp is the place for them!
Under the guidance of 8th grade Literature teacher Mrs. Leimkuhler, students will receive
personalized strategies to aid them with their Middle School Summer Reading Assignment.
Using the time during camp, students can work in a learning environment that is suitable
for their needs and put procrastination behind them!

AM Camp: The Great Hope Baking Show (Junior Kindergarten-8th Grade)     

On your mark, get set, BAKE! Come join us for a week of baking sweet treats at HOPE’S
Bakery.  Bon Appetit!

Academic Bridge Camp: Unit 1 (LIVE ZOOM with Miss Katz - 1st/2nd Grade) 9-11:15am M-Th 

This camp will allow students to dig into creative and practical writing experiences while they practice skills and strategies to make them successful readers and writers. STEM projects, which align with NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards) will help students to define problems, develop models, and analyze and interpret data. Finally, students will use iPad apps to develop, express and collect evidence of learning.

           

Week 7 (7/27-7/30)                       

Full Day Camp:  Novel Study/ Math Operation Masters   (3rd-5th Grade)

Novel Study

Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study camp contains a fully integrated, creative, and comprehensive
novel study on Bud, Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis. Students will work on answering
detailed comprehension questions, vocabulary, story element analysis, projects, and engaging
worksheets.

Math Operation Masters 

Students will work on concepts that meet 3rd-5th Mathematics Standards; use whole numbers
to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, solve multi-step word problems,
use mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding, and generate and analyze
patterns.

Full Day Camp:  Deep Thinking Readers/Math Operation Masters (1st-2nd Grade)

Deep Thinking Readers

Students will read high interest standards-based fiction and non-fiction passages, discuss
unfamiliar vocabulary, answer text dependent questions, work in small groups, and share
what they have learned with the class. The focus on comprehension, along with individual
and shared learning makes this a great class for all reading levels.

Math Operation Masters 

Students will work on concepts that meet 1st and 2nd grade Mathematics Standards; apply
properties of operations to add and subtract up to three-digit numbers(regrouping for 2nd grade),
solve word problems, solve unknown addend problems, multiplication and division(2nd), repeated
addition, and skip counting.

Full Day Camp:  Guided Reading Gurus/Writers Workshop (Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten)

Guided Reading Gurus– JK/K AM Camp

This class is designed to build a framework to develop reading fluency,
 comprehension, and phonics skills. The tailored small-group lessons will
develop the reading process supported by independent reading strategies.
It will provide a wonderful environment for students to receive differentiated
instruction to improve their reading skills in preparation for the upcoming
 school year.

Writers Workshop – JK/K PM Camp

This writing class will not only strengthen campers’ skills, it will also foster a love
of writing in a fun, encouraging environment. Because this class will focus on
writing using a voice, campers will draw inspiration from creative projects done
inside the class such as painting and crafting. Each student will also keep a
writing journal which will be used daily. Comparison writing activities from the
start of camp until the end will allow parents to see the wonderful progress
made by their campers.

AM Camp: Math Operation Masters (Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten)

Students will work on concepts that meet Kindergarten Mathematics Standards; addition
and subtraction with objects, mental images, drawings, and sounds, word problems, decompose
numbers less than or equal to 10, make estimations and explain solutions, identify, explain, and
extend simple pattern making and sorting, and place value. 

AM Camp: Soccer Camp (Junior Kindergarten-3rd Grade)

This camp will allow young athletes to learn basic soccer skills in an encouraging environment.
Camp activities include skill building drills, soccer-based games, fundamentals, team building
activities and scrimmages. Shin guards and soccer balls are optional but recommended.

AM Camp: Writing Beyond the Classroom (6th-8th Grade)   

Has your child ever considered becoming a writer as a career?  This class will focus on creative
writing in fiction, poetry, drama, and personal narratives.  Students will develop and reinforce
descriptive writing, personal expression, vocabulary, and word choice, how to write for pleasure,
dramatic and poetic form, and journalistic writing.  We’ll have performance, interactive group work,
and writing games.  A personal decorative writing journal will be created using students’ choices of
narratives, poetry, short dramas, journalistic articles, reviews, fictional stories.

Academic Bridge Camp: Unit 2 (LIVE ZOOM with Miss Katz - 1st/2nd Grade) 9-11:15am M-Th 

This camp will allow students to dig into creative and practical writing experiences while they practice skills and strategies to make them successful readers and writers. STEM projects, which align with NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards) will help students to define problems, develop models, and analyze and interpret data. Finally, students will use iPad apps to develop, express and collect evidence of learning.

                                

Week 8 (8/3-8/6)                             

Full Day Camp:  NASA Dreams- Rocket Science/Enchanted Toy Workshop (Junior Kindergarten-8th Grade)

NASA Dreams - Rocket Science

3, 2, 1 – BLAST OFF! Come to Mrs. Bernard’s NASA Dreams Rocket Science camp, and get ready
to experience the fun of flight! From the Wright Brothers all the way to the future of space travel,
Rocket Science Camp will be jam packed with excitement! Use Mrs. Bernard’s super rocket
launcher to create a water rocket that blasts over 100 feet into the air! Find out what it is like
for astronauts in zero gravity by completing anti-gravity challenges, and even eat Astronaut
Ice Cream! Create your own army man parachute! Find out what it takes to drop an egg from
a building without letting it crack!  Learn to fold and fly the “Paper Airplanes of the Day”! Fly
on over to NASA Dreams Rocket Science Camp!

 

Enchanted Toy Workshop

If you think Santa's Elves are the best toy makers, then you haven't visited Mrs. Bernard’s
Enchanted Toy Workshop! Every day, our creative builders will get to craft one or more
incredible new toys! Whether your preference is building bears, crafting cars, or designing
the best costume mask and cape, this camp will feature activities you'll love. Students can
build, paint, and decorate in whatever way matches their unique style. On the final day,
campers will reveal the Enchanted Toy Shop, where they can display, trade and sell their
toys, or even choose one to donate to CHOC Hospital! Enchanted Toy Workshop: Because
when you build your own toys, they become treasures.

Full Day Camp:  Intensive School Year Prep (JK/K, 1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th)

Intensive School Year Prep

This is a rigorous one-week session from 9:00am-4:00pm. Through this positive academic
environment, students will thrive and become prepared for Heritage Oak’s content for the
upcoming school year which exceeds public school standards by one full academic year.
The focus will be on skills in reading, writing, and math. Students may be moved to another
School Year Prep class at the discretion of the administration  to ensure a positive and
productive learning experience. Parents will be notified of any changes.

AM Camp: STEM Superstars (1st-8th Grade)

STEM is the combination of science, technology, engineering, and math—and it’s a great
cross-curricular way to learn! What is the best way to build a structure out of spaghetti
noodles that can support the weight of a marshmallow? How can we make a marble
continually flow through a roller coaster made of drinking straws? These engineering
challenges and more will be explored in this exciting, hands-on class! Students will
complete many different building challenges throughout the week to learn about
concepts such as inertia, structural support, gravity, buoyancy and more!
 


AM Camp: Husky Track Stars (Jk-3rd Grade)

Strength, stamina, and spirit will forge the path to a medal at this beginning track camp.
Children will practice basic warmups each day and learn the fundamentals of track and
field as they focus on the long jump, hurdles, relay races and the shot put. Our coach
will encourage each camper to build endurance and stamina as he/she races to the finish.
The camp will conclude with an Olympic Track Meet on Thursday where parents can cheer
on their favorite Camp Heritage Oak Olympians. Campers should bring water and wear sunscreen.

AM Camp: 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.

AM Camp: Pre-Algebra (6th-8th)

Students entering grades 5th-8th are invited to attend our pre-algebra camp. They will learn and practice early pre-algebra skills and be exposed to advanced pre-algebra concepts.

 

Week 9 (8/10-8/13)                        

Full Day Camp:  Read and Sequence/ Phonics and Fluency (Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten)

Read and Sequence

This class will focus on engaging the students while working on comprehension, fluency
and building confidence. Each story will provide students with an opportunity to practice
reading short stories they can decode with phonics skills and sight word recognition. This
class is ideal for the struggling reader or beginning reader as the stories will provide work
in the foundation of reading though phonics and sight words.

Phonics and Fluency  

This class is packed with phonemic awareness and phonics fun! Games for matching letters
and sounds, rhyming, and counting phonemes will strengthen your child’s phonics skills.
Students will also practice sight words to increase fluency.

Full Day Camp:  School Year Prep - Reading/ Writers Workshop   (3rd-5th Grade)

School Year Prep: Reading

Students will work on concepts that meet 3rd and 4th grade Language Arts Standards; read
and comprehend grade level text, identify key ideas and details, analyze the authors craft
and structure, identify and analyze features, events and characters, identify the main topic,
describe the connection between two individuals, events, and ideas between texts, make
self-connections to texts, make predictions and later determine whether predictions were
confirmed, and identify and understand new vocabulary.

Writers Workshop 

This writing class will not only strengthen campers’ skills, it will also foster a love of writing
in a fun, encouraging environment. Because this class will focus on writing using a voice,
campers will draw inspiration from creative projects done inside the class such as painting
and crafting. Each student will also keep a writing journal which will be used daily. Comparison
writing activities from the start of camp until the end will allow parents to see the wonderful
progress made by their campers.

AM Camp: STEM Slime   (JK-8th Grade)

Do you like to make SLIME? Making slime is not only fun but it is also educational. Is it a
solid or a liquid? What is a Non-Newtonian fluid? In this camp we will learn the properties
of polymers and explore the science behind making different types of slime. Glow in the dark,
Thermochromics, Clay and Sand slime… just to name a few, each slime a new effect! Use
critical thinking, math and measuring skills. On the last day campers will develop and make
their own unique slime.

AM Camp: Writers Workshop (1st-3rdGrade)

This writing class will not only strengthen campers’ skills, it will also foster a love of writing
in a fun, encouraging environment. Because this class will focus on writing using a voice,
campers will draw inspiration from creative projects done inside the class such as painting
and crafting. Each student will also keep a writing journal which will be used daily. Comparison
writing activities from the start of camp until the end will allow parents to see the wonderful
progress made by their campers.

AM Camp: Culinary Kids Club (1st-8th Grade)

The napkins are pressed and the table is set! Now it’s time to join Culinary Kids Club. Your little
chef will be creating works of art with food! Students will learn how to caramelize crème brulee
and prepare a freshly made pizza. Students will follow recipes andhave tasty snacks to bring home.

AM Camp: Orchestra (6th-8th 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 focus as a group on music theory, music history, listening and aural skills,
music notation, and new music terms.  The camp will conclude with a video recording which will be
submitted to Disneyland for a festival audition. Students interested in attending the festival during
the school year must be in the audition video.

AM Camp Concert Band (6th-8th Grade – Heritage Oak Students Only)       

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.

                                       

Week 10 (8/17-8/20)     

Full Day Camp: Phonics and Writing/School Year Prep- Writing (Junior Kindergarten – Kindergarten)

Phonics and Writing

Increase your child’s phonics and writing skills with hands-on activities. Students will strengthen
phonics skills through fun-filled songs and center-based peer activities. Children will practice vowel
sounds, consonant sounds, and blends each day as well as participating in spelling practice. Children
will create their own sight word flash cards throughout the week, which will come home on the last
day for continued practice over the summer. Journal prompts will expose children to creative writing
as well as learning how to write complete sentences.

School Year Prep: Writing

Students will work on concepts that meet Kindergarten Writing Standards; use a combination of
drawing, dictating, and writing to compose varied pieces(opinion, informative, sequenced narrative),
use mapping to organize thoughts, organize ideas using pre-writing activities, focus on content not
conventions, and see oneself as a writer.
 

Full Day Camp:  School Year Prep- Reading/School Year Prep- Writing (1st-2nd Grade)

School Year Prep: Reading 

Students will work on concepts that meet 1st and 2nd grade Language Arts Standards; read and
comprehend grade level text, identify key ideas and details, analyze the authors craft and structure,
identify and analyze features, events and characters, identify the main topic, describe the connection
between two individuals, events, and ideas between texts, make self-connections to texts, make
predictions and later determine whether predictions were confirmed, and identify and understand
new vocabulary.

School Year Prep: Writing

Students will work on concepts that meet 1st and 2nd grade Writing Standards; write with purpose,
clarity, and voice, write pieces with a variety of purposes(opinion, informative, narrative), use
mapping to organize thoughts, organize ideas using pre-writing activities, gather information
from sources and present content, produce and distribute pieces of writing, and see oneself as a writer.

 

Full Day Camp:  Inventors Workshop/JPL Jr. (JK-3rd Grade)

Inventor's Workshop

Inventors are problem solvers and so are you! Join us for a fun-filed week of tinkering, building,
and problem solving as we learn about famous inventors and the steps they took to achieve success.
Our workshop will be busy as we open up various appliances and machines to see how they work.
We will also create a few of our own inventions. Your young inventor will learn how to make
his/her own batteries and experiment with simple circuits.

 

JPL Jr. 

Blast off on a mission to the final frontier! Examine the beauty of the cosmos as you create
moonscapes and other worldly-inspired art. Engineer mighty rockets or moon rock retrieval
arms to complete your space mission. Work with fellow astronauts to build a bridge over molten
lava back to the safety of the sky lab. This will be one innovative leap for camper-kind to
infinity and beyond!

AM Camp: STEM Slime (JK-8th Grade)

Do you like to make SLIME? Making slime is not only fun but it is also educational. Is it a
solid or a liquid? What is a Non-Newtonian fluid? In this camp we will learn the properties
of polymers and explore the science behind making different types of slime. Glow in the dark,
Thermochromic, Clay and Sand slime… just to name a few, each slime a new effect! Use critical
thinking, math and measuring skills. On the last day campers will develop and make their own
unique slime.

AM Camp: Basketball (4th-8th Grade)

As children grow, athletics become more competitive. This basketball camp provides a great
opportunity for a beginning basketball player to learn the skills necessary to be successful in
the game. It also provides experienced players with the ability to hone their skills on the court.
A focus on basic skills such as dribbling, lay ups, passing, shooting, and defense, along with a
variety of drills and mini games will prepare your athlete for basketball season next year!
Please send your camper with water and a healthy snack each day.

AM Camp: Novel Study (3rd-5th Grade)

Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study camp contains a fully integrated, creative, and comprehensive novel
study on Bud, Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis. Students will work on answering detailed
comprehension questions, vocabulary, story element analysis, projects, and engaging worksheets.

 

AM Camp: Writers Workshop (1st-2nd Grade)

This writing class will not only strengthen campers’ skills, it will also foster a love of
writing in a fun, encouraging environment. Because this class will focus on writing
 using a voice, campers will draw inspiration from creative projects done inside
 the class such as painting and crafting. Each student will also keep a writing
journal which will be used daily. Comparison writing activities from the start of
camp until the end will allow parents to see the wonderful progress made by
their campers.

Week 11 (8/24-28)                          

Full Day Camp:  School Year Prep- Math/ Reading Rocks (Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten)

School Year Prep: Math 

Students will work on concepts that meet Kindergarten Mathematics Standards; number names,
counting in sequence, skip counting, comparing numbers, addition, subtraction, patterning,
sorting, place value, measurement, classifying and analyzing objects into categories, gathering
and analyzing data, time, money, and compare, create, and compose shapes. 

Reading Rocks 

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.

Full Day Camp: School Year Prep- Math/ Reading Rocks (1st-2nd Grade) 

School Year Prep: Math

Students will work on concepts that meet 1st and 2nd grade Mathematics Standards; numerical
sequencing, understand and analyze the relationship among numbers, addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, place value, basic fractions, measurement, collect, organize, and analyze
data, time, money, and understand geometric principles. 

Reading Rocks 

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.

AM Camp: STEM Slime (JK-8th Grade)

Do you like to make SLIME? Making slime is not only fun but it is also educational. Is it a
solid or a liquid? What is a Non-Newtonian fluid? In this camp we will learn the properties
of polymers and explore the science behind making different types of slime. Glow in the dark,
Thermochromic, Clay and Sand slime… just to name a few, each slime a new effect! Use critical
thinking, math and measuring skills. On the last day campers will develop and make their
own unique slime.

AM Camp: Band (4th-5th Grade – Heritage Oak Students Only)

This class will prepare current Band 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 focus as a group on music theory,
music history, listening and aural skills, music notation, and new music terms.
 

AM Camp: Orchestra (4th-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 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.

AM Camp: School Year Prep- Math (3rd-4th Grade)

Students will work on concepts that meet 3rd and 4th grade Mathematics Standards;
multiplication, division, understand and analyze the relationship among numbers,
use place value to perform multidigit arithmetic, fractions,  measurement, estimation,
represent and interpret data, geometric measurement, time, money, understand and
solve statistical and probability problems, and classify shapes by properties of their
lines and angles. 
 

 

 

* English fluency is required for ALL Academic Camps

Online Specialty Camps are offered through our sister school, Laurel Springs.