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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. 

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2021 Junior Kindergarten-8th Grade Specialty Camps

Week 1

June 21st - June 25th

Ceramics – 3rd-8th AM Camp

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!

STEM- Slime JK-8th  AM Camp

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.

Husky Track Stars – JK-3rd AM Camp

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.

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 – 1st- 2nd AM 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.

Theater Camp- Disney 101 Dalmatians Kids- JK-8th PM Camp(TWO WEEK CAMP)

Woof! Woof! Get your puppy faces on in the full musical production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians! Student participants will learn the ins and outs of creating a musical production as they help produce costumes, sets, dances, and songs in this amazing two-week camp! Theatre Camp will be taught by two HOPE teachers who are passionate about the musical arts, Miss Tymich and Miss Kyte. Both teachers have degrees in musical theatre and art respectively, along with years of experience in theatre. Your young thespians will take away stage confidence, singing skills, dancing skills, the ability to work with other actors, memorization techniques and more as they experience performing for their parents and peers on the final day of this two-day camp. 

STEM- Slime- JK-8th  PM Camp

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.

Wacky Sports- 4th-8th- PM Camp

This is an exciting camp where children will get the opportunity to stay active and learn new wacky sports. They will be playing the same games that are now nationally televised on sports leading ESPN. Activities include: Ultimate Kickball, Spike Ball, Kabaddi, Pool Noodle Fencing, Cornhole, and many more!                                                

Video Game Programming – 4th-8th PM Camp

Learn to design video games using current and popular programming languages just like the pros do! Each camper will learn the process of basic video game design by creating their own playable games through fun challenges, trial and error, exploring coding/programming concepts, and lots of experimentation. Campers will be able to test and play their games on a mobile device.

Math Fact Masters – 3rd-5th  PM Camp

Math facts will be the focus of this engaging camp. Students will use manipulatives, learning centers, games, and technology to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The children will create their own learning centers to bring home at the end of the week. Daily use of technology including iPads and the promethean board will strengthen their math fact memorization and understanding.

Week 2

June 28th - July 2nd

Wizards and Potions – JK-8th AM Camp

Inspired by the world of Harry Potter, Heritage Oak’s own School of Wizardry headed by Professor Kimmel will feature daily potion classes where campers will learn how science can be mistaken as magic through a series of fun science experiments. Young wizards will be divided into houses 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! If you love Harry Potter, fun and science this camp is for you! Come to learn how to be a wizard!

Solar System Science – 2nd-8th AM Camp

Learning about the Solar System has never been so much fun! The students will read passages, use organizers, conduct character studies (Sally Ride and Neil Armstrong), use comprehension and connection activities, participate in a slideshow presentation, complete a planet flip book, and so much more! Many interactive activities using technology will round out this exciting class.

New Student Orientation JK-5th AM Camp

This course is required for all students entering Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten and all NEW students entering First through Fifth Grade at Heritage Oak in Fall, 2019.

Theater Camp- Disney 101 Dalmatians Kids- JK-8th PM Camp(TWO WEEK CAMP)

Woof! Woof! Get your puppy faces on in the full musical production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians! Student participants will learn the ins and outs of creating a musical production as they help produce costumes, sets, dances, and songs in this amazing two-week camp! Theatre Camp will be taught by two HOPE teachers who are passionate about the musical arts, Miss Tymich and Miss Kyte. Both teachers have degrees in musical theatre and art respectively, along with years of experience in theatre. Your young thespians will take away stage confidence, singing skills, dancing skills, the ability to work with other actors, memorization techniques and more as they experience performing for their parents and peers on the final day of this two-day camp. 

Wizards and Potions – JK-8th PM Camp

Inspired by the world of Harry Potter, Heritage Oak’s own School of Wizardry headed by Professor Kimmel will feature daily potion classes where campers will learn how science can be mistaken as magic through a series of fun science experiments. Young wizards will be divided into houses 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! If you love Harry Potter, fun and science this camp is for you! Come to learn how to be a wizard!

Masters of Money- JK/K- PM Camp

Campers will advance their knowledge of monetary value along with addition and subtraction as they “shop” in our classroom store, earn “money” for tasks completed, and play games relating to the value of each coin.

Money and Measurement – 1st-2nd PM Camp

Campers will advance their knowledge of monetary value along with addition and subtraction as they “shop” in our classroom store, earn “money” for tasks completed, and play games relating to the value of each coin. They will also advance their measuring skills utilizing the concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity, and time.

Measure It Math – 3rd-5th PM Camp

Students will work on story word problems, cut and sequencing activities, as well all the elements of measurement; length, width, height, thickness, size, volume, and time. Children will keep their activities in a Math Journal that will be a great source for continued practice.

Week 3

July 5th - July 9th

Ceramics – JK-2nd  AM Camp

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!

Basketball – 4th-8th AM Camp

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.

 STEM Science Club 1st-8th AM Camp

Does your child learn by doing, playing, touching, and tasting?  We will cover engineering, outdoor play, what matter is, and why taste can be very tricky in Mr. Liv’s summer STEM class.  Students will learn how to build using engineering techniques, discover how air can be used as a propellant, learn what buoyancy is, and how boats float by building our own and testing it. Come learn with Mr. Liv this summer!

KinderPhonics- JK/K- AM Camp

Students will be taught through fun and engaging learning experiences to strengthen their phonics skills. Students will work on alphabet recognition and letter sounds as well as writing the letters using proper pencil grip and correct formation. Rhyming, single sounds, and syllables will be practiced daily. Children will work in large groups, small groups and independently to prepare them for the school year. Song and movement will connect sounds and letters with engaging whole-body actions which improve understanding and memorization. 

Literature Study “The Name Jar” - 2nd-3rd- AM Camp

The Name Jar Reading and Language Arts Camp is centered around the mentor text, The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi. This is a fabulous book to dive into with students. It is great for close reading, and the text dependent questions will help your students think carefully and deeply about the text.

Literature Study “ A Bad Case of the Stripes”- 1st- AM Camp

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a favorite book for teachers, because it really drives home the lesson "don't be afraid to be yourself." Children will participate in crafts, creative writing prompts, and poetry. They will even create a “cure” for the stripes, as well as many other fun and engaging activities.

Fine Arts Camp 1st-5th PM Camp

Do you want to create different styles of art and learn about the artists who created these famous works of art? This class will focus on art history and creating art inspired by famous artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Picasso. Students will learn about the lives of the artists, what inspired them, what materials they used, and finally be able to create their own “famous” artwork. We will introduce your child to eight famous artists from very diverse backgrounds. Your child will come home with eight “famous” pieces of their own!

Pre-Coding Club – JK-2nd PM Camp

Do you have a child who is interested in technology and computers? If so, they will LOVE the pre-coding club! Students will learn the basics of proper technology usage with mobile devices and computers, keyboarding concepts, and Internet and app safety. In addition, they will explore beginning computer programming concepts through block coding, fun coding activities, and coding skill-building apps such as Scratch Jr. and Tynker.

Basketball – JK-3rd PM Camp

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.

Cookie Making Masters- 2nd-8th- PM Camp

Does your child love to help bake cookies? This week will be spent making a different cookie each day. We will start with the basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and adventure into other popular cookies. The children will read recipes, organize their ingredients, prepare their doughs by measuring accurately, and enjoy their cookies at the end of class each day. Cookies to share will come home each day as well. Join Mrs. Kyte and become a Cookie Making Master!

*Please be aware that ingredients may have been processed in facilities that process peanut products. The children will come in contact with these ingredients. 

Build a Book– JK-1st  PM Camp 

Inspired by beloved children’s books, 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.  Lastly, students will explore the character lessons displayed in the book and learn about respect, fairness, responsibility, caring, and compassion.

Storytellers Write On -2nd-3rd  PM Camp

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.

Week 4

July 12th - July 16th

Little Kickers- JK-3rd AM Camp

Learn the basic skills needed to play soccer in this fun and active class. In Little Kickers, students will learn different soccer drills, offense/defense, kicking, and throw-ins. Students will also play different games that involve gross-motor skills to improve their balance and coordination. Beginners welcome!

NASA Dreams- Rocket Science- JK-8- AM Camp

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!

Reader’s Theater Superstars JK-2nd AM Camp

Become a reader’s theater superstar! In this fun and exciting camp, students will strengthen their reading fluency skills by practicing and performing a reader’s theater script. Students will get different roles and work together in groups to work on their expression, eye contact, and presentation skills. They will build their confidence and have fun creating props and backdrops to go with their stories. At the end of the week, their stories will be brought to life for their reader’s theater performance!

Math Escape Room 1st-2nd AM Camp

Oh no!  Will your student escape in time?   Join Mrs. Prince in interactive games to breakout and escape the classroom.  Students will utilize their critical thinking and team building skills while they work to solve challenging puzzles and clues.  The escape room will strengthen math skills in a fun and interactive way while strengthening the following math concepts: time, money, operations, geometry, place value, and comparing numbers. 

The Great Hope Baking Show- JK-8th PM Camp

On your mark, get set, BAKE! Come join us for a week of baking sweet treats at HOPE’S Bakery. On Thursday, our bakery will be open for business, so your family can come try your student’s delicious goodies. Bon Appetit!

 Futsal- Indoor Soccer- 4th-8th PM Camp(NEW)

Does your child love soccer? Futsal is a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller indoor field. Campers will love this class because it gives them the chance to improve their soccer skills while playing Futsal indoors. Futsal is a great way to improve their talents, work on improving their skill level, and also have a great time competing against their friends.

NASA Dreams- Rocket Science- JK-8- PM Camp

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!

School Year Prep: Math JK/K PM Camp

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. 

Interactive Math – 1st -2nd  PM Camp

Along with creating an Interactive Math Notebook, students will learn about fractions, graphing, money, word problems and more. This is a great class for the reluctant math student as it teaches many math concepts in a fun and interactive way! Children will also use iPads and the Promethean Board to integrate technology into their learning.

School Year Prep: Math 3rd-4th PM Camp

 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 multi digit 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. 

Public Speaking Pros- 6th-8th- PM Camp(NEW)

Conquer one of the world’s top fears: public speaking! You will learn to create epic speeches that are engaging and actionable! Build confidence that will last a lifetime! 

*Prerequisite to Debate Bootcamp

 

Week 5

July 19th - July 23rd

Enchanted Toy Workshop- JK-8th- AM Camp

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.

Coding Club – 3rd-8th AM Camp

This intermediate/advanced coding camp is designed for those students who have previous experience coding either from Heritage Oak’s Computer Science class or elsewhere. Campers will flex their debugging and code construction skills as well as experiment with various coding languages including Scratch, Swift, and Python to solve programming puzzles, create apps, or even design a basic video game!

Nailed It! JK-8th- AM Camp(NEW)

Have you ever seen the show Nailed It! on Netflix? Get ready for a little friendly competition! Campers will participate in a competition where they will try to recreate cool and exciting cakes, cookies, and other treats by being the decorator. They will get to use frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings to make incredible looking desserts. After a round of voting and a winner being chosen each day, the campers will get to enjoy their delicious desserts! Let’s make some edible masterpieces!

Perfect Printing -JK-1st- AM Camp

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.

 

Debate Bootcamp- 6th-8th- AM Camp

Do you like to argue? Do you like to win?  Learn to shift your perspective to argue both sides, so that you never lose a debate again!  This bootcamp will focus on the basics of debate using the AREI method.

*Prerequisite: Public Speaking Camp

 

STEMsational Adventures  JK-8th PM Camp

This week of incredible themed STEM challenges will take students to new heights, literally! We will be exploring all facets of engineering, building, and STEM related creative FUN! Each day will feature a new location and theme which will dictate that day’s challenges. There will be daily rewards for those stretching the limits and showing their creativity. Campers will be amazed at all they’re able to accomplish with a little bit of physics knowledge and a LOT of imagination! Handmade skyscrapers, structures made entirely of food, beautifully built boats, duct tape strength tests, and tons more contests will keep the learning exciting from start to finish! Don’t miss out on the chance to find yourself in STEMtastic Adventures!

Dance Camp- JK-3rd  PM Camp

It’s time to show off your moves! In this beginning dance class, the young dancers will learn about different styles of dance and be introduced to some fun and exciting dance steps and positions. The dancers will learn about the importance of warming up and will get everything they need to be fully prepared to “shake it off.” Confidence and performance skills will be developed, as the young dancers prepare a full dance routine. At the end of the week, join us for an incredible show, when you are invited to our very own dance recital!

Robotics – 4th-8th  PM Camp

Robotics combines engineering, science, and technology skills to create machines that perform tasks and solve problems! Using VEX robots, campers will unlock the power of their imagination by designing and constructing remote-controlled robotic devices. Students will learn the concepts of Machine Intelligence, which is found in almost all the devices and machines around us, from cars to home automation to smartphones. The students will work to design the robot, build it, and move it by remote control. They will learn about robot sensors, which enable the robot to “feel” its environment. Finally, they will learn programming in order to give the robot an ability to perform some defined tasks autonomously. Robots are only limited by your imagination!

School Year Prep: Reading JK/K PM Camp

Students will work on concepts that meet Kindergarten Language Arts Standards; identify different types of texts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), understand the roles of the author and illustrator, identify key ideas and details, compare and contrast features, events, and characters with prompting and support,  identify unknown vocabulary, identify verbs, and actively engage in small group and peer reading groups.

School Year Prep: Reading 1st-2nd PM Camp

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 author's 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: Reading 3rd-5th PM Camp

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 author's 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.

Through My Lens- Photography and Writing- 6th-8th- PM Camp

Do you have a passion for photography, a love for writing, and a creative itch?

This class has it all! We will be exploring photography while taking our own photos and using our own photography art to inspire creative writing!  Dive into a world of creativity through your lens and with a pen in hand!

 

Week 6

July 26th - July 30th

Kid Presidents: Build a Nation- JK-8th- AM Camp

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!

T-Ball/Baseball  JK-3rd- AM Camp(NEW)

Get your rally caps ready! HOPE Athletics is now offering Baseball Camp! Your children will be begging you to “take them out to the ball game” after a week of hitting, base running, throwing, catching, and fielding. This camp is available to boys AND girls who want to learn the game of baseball/softball and see why it’s America’s favorite pastime. Batter up!

 Fine Motor Art JK-2nd AM Camp

Let’s put our fine motor skills to the test! We will use q-tips, push pins, popsicle sticks, yarn, and more to help improve your child’s fine motor skills. All of these items will be used in a fun and creative way while working on strengthening fine motor skills. By the end of our camp week together the children will have their own unique art projects created using lots of fine motor practice. 

School Year Prep: Writing JK/K AM Camp

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.

School Year Prep: Writing 2nd  AM Camp

Students will work on concepts that meet 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.

Circus and Magic Training- JK-8th- PM Camp

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!

STEAM- Christmas in July – JK-8th – PM Camp(NEW)

Students will experience the fun and excitement of Christmas while integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Engaging projects will be completed each day using STEAM activities. We will complete the week by having a special “jolly visitor” hang ten with us for a fun and unique photo opportunity!

Building Carnival Games JK-8th PM Camp

Step right up for a week of fun! In this camp, students will plan, design, create, and build their very own carnival games and activities. Students will learn about the importance of teamwork, as they help one another to test out their creations and make them more fun. At the end of the week, you are invited to have a day of excitement playing and enjoying your child’s crafty creations!

Baseball Camp- 4th-8th- PM Camp(NEW)

Get your rally caps ready! HOPE Athletics is now offering Baseball Camp! Your children will be begging you to “take them out to the ball game” after a week of hitting, base running, throwing, catching, and fielding. This camp is available to boys AND girls who want to learn the game of baseball/softball and see why it’s America’s favorite pastime. Batter up!

School Year Prep: Writing 1st PM Camp

Students will work on concepts that meet 1st 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, focus on content not conventions, and see oneself as a writer.

School Year Prep: Writing 3rd-5th PM Camp

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.

Summer Reading – 6th-8th- PM Camp(NEW)

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!

Week 7

August 2nd - August 6th

Top Chef Jr.  – JK-8th AM Camp

Mrs. Bernard is back with a brand-new tasty menu for your little chef to create, sample and share with YOU! As always, our final day of camp will feature Top Chef Café, in which families can come taste all the delicious food we’ve been cooking up all week! Don’t miss this chance to be served a fresh lunch, created by your apron-clad culinary artist! Kitchen safety and sanitation will also be taught. Each chef will get to personalize his/her own apron and chef hat and will receive a recipe booklet of every recipe made!

Soccer – JK-3rd  AM Camp

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.

STEM- Geology Rocks! JK-8th AM Camp

Come join Mrs. Plumlee as we learn about how Geology ROCKS! During our camp, we will explore the different types of rocks and fossils. Students will conduct STEM experiments involving rocks, learn how rocks form, and even create our own fossils! Students are guaranteed to have a “Rockin” good time!

Deep Thinking Readers – 1st-2nd AM Camp

Students will read high interest standards-based fiction and nonfiction 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.

Novel Study 3rd-5th AM Camp

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.

Writing Beyond the Classroom – 6th-8th AM Camp

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.

Top Chef Jr – JK-8th  PM Camp

Mrs. Bernard is back with a brand-new tasty menu for your little chef to create, sample and share with YOU! As always, our final day of camp will feature Top Chef Café, in which families can come taste all the delicious food we’ve been cooking up all week! Don’t miss this chance to be served a fresh lunch, created by your apron-clad culinary artist! Kitchen safety and sanitation will also be taught. Each chef will get to personalize his/her own apron and chef hat and will receive a recipe booklet of every recipe made!

Exploding Experiments- JK-8th PM Camp

POP, FIZZLE, BANG! What’s that? It’s Exploding Experiments! Come learn all about exploding science with Mad Scientist Miller. In this hands-on interactive science camp students will learn about chemical reactions, mixing elements, and how to make science go BOOM!

Build a Book 1st-4th Grade, PM Camp

Inspired by beloved children’s books, 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.

Math Operation Masters- JK/K PM Camp

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. 

Math Operation Masters- 1st-2nd PM Camp

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.

Math Operation Masters- 3rd-5th  PM Camp

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.

Week 8

August 9th - August 13th

Super Hero Sports – JK-3rd AM Camp

Young Superheroes will have the time of their lives participating in such sports as Captain America Ball, Flash Speed Racing, X-Men Training Tag, Spiderman Soccer, Deadpool Dodgeball, Batman Baseball, and more! They will take place in an Ironman Fitness Challenge where they will have a chance to show their power and strength. This camp, taught by Heritage Oak’s long-time P.E. teacher and coach, will be a fantastic opportunity for your child to stay active over the summer in an exciting, creative, encouraging environment. Athletic shoes and water are required each day.

Stem Superstars – 1st-5th AM Camp

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!

Intensive School Year Prep – JK/K  FULL-DAY CAMP

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.

Intensive School Year Prep – 1st-      FULL-DAY CAMP

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.

Intensive School Year Prep – 2nd-3rd     FULL-DAY CAMP

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.

Intensive School Year Prep – 4th-5th     FULL-DAY CAMP

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.

Pre-Algebra 6th-8th AM Camp

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.

 

Ultimate Unicorn Camp- JK-3rd PM Camp

Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn! Join us for a magical week of fun-filled crafts and activities such as making unicorn slime, unicorn jewelry, and unicorn paintings.

Make, Take and Bake! 1st-8th- PM Camp

Does your child want to be a little chef?  This class will focus on the casserole dish and its popularity! The children will make a casserole dish each day and bring it home to bake for the family. The students will learn about portions, measuring, using tools safely, food safety, and tips and tricks for quick clean up. Join Mrs. Kyte for a fantastic week of making meals for the family to enjoy! 

Read It and Eat It- JK/K- PM Camp

Students will learn the true meaning of classic literature selections while making creative art pieces and fun and tasty cooking projects aligned with the story. The class will read/listen to a book and discuss details, main ideas, and characters.  They will then participate in a writing assignment that goes along with the book.  Each day we will end the class by tasting the food that was discussed in the story. 

Read it and Eat It- 1st-2nd- PM Camp

Students will learn the true meaning of classic literature selections while making creative art pieces and fun and tasty cooking projects aligned with the story. The class will read/listen to a book and discuss details, main ideas, and characters.  They will then participate in a writing assignment that goes along with the book.  Each day we will end the class by tasting the food that was discussed in the story. 

Week 9

August 16th - August 20th

Culinary Kids Club 1st-8th AM Camp

The napkins are pressed and the table is set! Now it’s time to join the 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 sample their own creations, follow recipes, and have tasty snacks to bring home. A special guest appearance from a local Orange County Executive Chef will be an extra treat to complete this week of fun in the kitchen.

MS Orchestra – 6th-8th AM Camp (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.

Concert Band – 6th-8th AM Camp(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.

Creating Comics- 3rd-8th- AM Camp(NEW)

Campers will express their creative ideas through storytelling in this fun comic book camp. Children will learn tips on creating and drawing their favorite characters as well as develop their very own characters with unique traits. This camp aims to keep children actively exhibiting their artistic abilities while learning the importance of storytelling.                                                 

Read and Sequence – JK/K   AM Camp

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 through phonics and sight words.

Writers Workshop – 1st- 2nd  AM 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.

School Year Prep: Math  1st/2nd  AM Camp

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.  

School Year Prep: Math  3rd-5th  AM Camp

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 multi digit 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.  

Writer’s Workshop- 3rd-5th- 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.

Cursive Club – 1st-3rd PM Camp

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.

Phonics and Fluency – JK/K  PM Camp

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.

Sing! Act! Dance! Action!- JK-8th PM Camp

Calling all performers! This camp will focus on performing arts. Students will learn basic stage directions, learn scripted pieces, and express themselves through song and dance. This is a high energy camp full of fun and creative opportunities for young performers. 

Tech Week 6th-8th PM  (Heritage Oak Students Only)

 

Week 10

August 23rd - August 27th

Inventor’s Workshop- JK-2nd AM Camp

Have you ever thought about a better way to do something? If so, you’re a problem-solver and an inventor in the making! Join us for a fun-filled week of tinkering, building, and problem solving as we learn about famous inventors and the steps they took to achieve their success. As part of our workshop, campers will be busy exploring how some appliances and machines work. We’ll examine the internals of some machines by opening up various appliances and machines to see how they function. We will also design and create a few of our own inventions. Your young inventor will also learn how to make his/her own batteries and experiment with simple circuits.

STEM- Books and Cooks- JK-2nd- AM Camp(NEW)

Campers will have fun listening to stories and participating in a variety of crafts, food and activities inspired by the day’s story. During the fun filled week children will work with a variety of art materials from crayons, chalk pastels, watercolors, pom pom balls, construction paper and more. Campers will also explore turning their snacks into works of art. 

Orchestra – 4th (Heritage Oak Students Only) AM Camp

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 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

Phonics and Writing – JK/K AM Camp

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: Reading 1st-2nd AM Camp

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 author's 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: Reading 3rd-5th AM Camp

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 author's 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.

Sports Nation – JK-8th- PM Camp(NEW)

Would you child like to learn basic knowledge of many different sports while being in a safe environment with their friends? This class is offered to help students engage in an array of sports all while having a great time being active and working as a team.

Digging for Dinosaurs JK-2nd PM Camp

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.

Orchestra - 5th (Heritage Oak Students Only) PM Camp

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.

School Year Prep: Writing JK/K PM Camp

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.

School Year Prep: Writing 1st-2nd  PM Camp

Students will work on concepts that meet 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.

School Year Prep: Writing 3rd-5th PM Camp

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.

 

 VB Camp AM CAMP 4th-8th   (Heritage Oak Girls Only)  Coach Cygan- AM Camps

DSL- 9am-10:30am and MS- 10am-12pm