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Week 1 Specialty Camps

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Fine Motor Functions – Preschool/Pre-k
Utilizing fun tools such as play dough, beads, eye droppers, tweezers, stencils, easels, ribbon wands, spray bottles, and more, this camp will truly make fine motor skills fun!  Campers will strengthen their pencil grip and control as they build an understanding of proper writing habits, effective cutting skills, and art techniques. Emphasis will be placed on letters, numbers, and shapes (our teacher has special strategies to share specifically for left-handed students as well!).

Guided Reading Gurus – Kindergarten
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.

Husky Track Stars – Kindergarten-3rd Grade
Strength, stamina, and spirit will forge the path to a medal at this beginning track camp. Children will practice basic warm ups 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.

The Science of Slime – Kindergarten-8th Grade
Making slime is not just fun, but it is also educational! Campers will learn the properties of polymers and explore the science behind making different types of slime with Heritage Oak’s own Mrs. Kimmel. Why does it glow in the dark? Why does it change color when we touch it? Utilizing math and measuring skills, campers will have a great time creating the slime and then taking it home each day! The camp will conclude with students designing their own personal slime creations!

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.

Math Fact Masters – 3rd Grade
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.

Interactive Math - Kindergarten-1st Grade
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.

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.

Deep Thinking Readers – 4th-5th Grade
Students in this camp 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 and individual and shared learning makes this a great class for all reading levels.

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RSPK (Ready, Set, Pre-k) Building Blocks of PK – ​Pre-k Only
As students move forward in their academic careers, it is imperative that the learning experience is personalized to their academic levels along with their learning styles. This class will begin with specific, individual assessments in order to customize the program to the needs of each child. An action plan will then be established and the academic skills addressed by the action plan will be strengthened. Academic milestones are important to parents; however, FUN is most important to pre-k students. This class will not disappoint! Various hands-on activity centers, interactive books, games, music, and movement will be incorporated to reach all types of learners.

Theater Camp- 101 Dalmatians – Kindergarten-8th Grade
CampWoof! 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-week camp. 

Math Fact Masters – Kindergarten
Math facts will be the focus of this engaging camp. Students will use manipulatives, learning centers, games, and technology to practice addition and subtraction. 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.

Math Fact Masters – 4th & 5th Grade
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 strength their math fact memorization and understanding.

Read It and Eat It – 1st-2nd Grade
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. 

Interactive Math – 2nd-3rd Grade
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.

Video Game Programming – 4th-8th Grade
Attention gamers! Learn to design your own video games using JavaScript code! Each camper will develop his/her own video game starring popular characters from Flappy Bird, the Amazing World of Gumball, Big Hero and more! Each game will have a story during which characters may score points, interact, throw micro bots, vanish one another, etc. The games will be sharable, and campers will be able to play them on a computer or mobile device.

Magic Tree House World Tour – Kindergarten-3rd Grade
Get ready for adventure! Inspired by Jack and Annie’s world travels (from the Magic Tree House Series), campers will explore different cultures from around the world! This camp will spark their interest in learning and stimulate their curiosity about the world around them. Campers will have an opportunity to share their own heritage at the end of the camp and get inspired to read one of Mrs. Kimmel’s favorite book series.

 

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