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Specialty Camps

FULL SUMMER BROCHURE

 

Rates are listed below.     Early   Bird   rates   are   applicable   to   May   25th.    After   May   25th,   prices    will   change   to   regular   prices.     Call   (916)   988-8611   for   more   questions.

***12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. is a free open time for children to have their lunch before pick-up from the morning session or dropped off early for the afternoon session.

*Extended Care is available.

Morning session:  7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Afternoon session: 4:00 p.m. – 6:.00 p.m.

$15 per session,  $20  per  day  if  both  sessions  are used,  or $10/hour (total time  added  up) for odd times.

CAMP PRICES
Morning Camp

(Limited Spaces)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$140/week*

Early Bird:  $120**

Afternoon Camp

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$120/week*

Early Bird:  $100**

$25/afternoon

Full Day Prices

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$225/week*

Early Bird:  $200**

$50/day

Monthly Prices for Almondale Students
Camp Hours

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$525*

Early Bird:  $500**

Extended Care

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

$650*

Early Bird:  $625**

Monthly Prices for Non-Almondale Students
Camp Hours

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$575*

Early Bird:  $550**

Extended Care

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

$680*

Early Bird:  $650**

*Refundable if notice given the Friday before school starts the following week.

**Prices  till May  25th  – Nonrefundable

Hourly price:  $10 per hour

We offer  increasing 10%   discounts (10%,  20%,  30%)   for each additional:

  1.   Family   member
  2. Weekly  camp  sign-up

You can now pay online for Summer Camps below:

Summer Camp Rates

For information about Summer Program  please stop by or call the Office:
916.988.8611

Weekly Class Descriptions & Dates: Please note Student Tailored Academics are Available Every Week starting June 18th.

Date Morning 9 – 12 pm 
June 11-15 Rock Band Camp (ages 8+)

In this dynamic, week-long course (9 am – Noon) your child will learn how to play in a band, write original songs, and record them in a studio. The week will be filled with music games and exercises, small ensemble work where students are divided into 2-person, 3-person, and 4-person bands, songwriting workshops, studio recording sessions, and at the end of the week, there will be a showcase for the families to enjoy.

Martial Arts & Fight Choreography (ages 8+)

Martial Arts, like dancing, is an excellent way growing your body in strength and dexterity. It challenges both your body and mind with its focus on precision and patterns for the most effective way of defending oneself. Not all martial arts are about self defense however. A wide form of martial arts that is now used is known as Movie Martial Arts. This is a form of martial arts used for performance and show that allows the artist to demonstrate their skills without needing to be in an actual fight. In this class we will be going over a bit of both kinds of martial arts. This will give them the basic knowledge self defense along with the ability to use what they have learned in a constructive way through creating their own fight scene and share it in a performance.

Charcoal Art (ages 5+)
Charcoal can be a great and delightfully messy medium to work with in art. Students in this course at Almondale will learn to utilize the tools and various techniques needed to fully harness the black and white charcoal medium. By the end of the week students will produce a work exhibiting perspective, depth, and creativity through their utilization of the black and white charcoal medium.
June 18-22 Outdoor Adventure (ages 8+)

You’ve heard the alarming statistics that today’s average child spends less time outdoors than any generation ever. It’s time to fix this! Sacramento is an outdoor wonderland that is just waiting to be explored. In this one-week camp, we will go out on daily expeditions within a 15-mile radius of Almondale Academy to explore the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors. We will hike, climb trees and boulders, wade in streams, swim in lakes, all while learning more about the trees, plants, and animals that make this area of Sacramento one of the richest and most diverse in the entire nation.

 

Dance (ages 8+)

Learning to dance is not only one of the best things for your body, it is also great for your mind. Studies have shown that those who learn to dance gain greater skills in solving puzzles, thinking on their feet, as well as better memory retention. In this class your child will exercise their ability to remember choreography, learn how to quickly choose an impromptu move to fit a beat, and struggle with finding the right muscles to move their feet to the care-free music of Swing Jazz from the 1940’s.

Sculpture/Carving (Ages 8+)

The origin of sculpture goes way back to ancient times! This summer at Almondale, students will receive the opportunity to scratch the surface of understanding the history behind this artistic medium, learn the basic materials, procedures, techniques, and skills used in the creation of sculpture. Students will produce several works of their choice and have a chance to display their new-found knowledge and creativity.

Water Exploration (Ages 5-8)

Children love water, and summer is the best time to explore it!  Children will learn the chemistry and power of water in experimenting, observing, measuring, and painting.

 

Student Tailored Academics (Ages 5+) (6/18-8/3)

Children thrive best in school when they feel successful.  They also learn best when having fun.  Give your child that extra boost for school next year by enrolling them in summer school.  Each child will be pretested in language arts and math.  The individualized program will include an adaptive computer program, games, and hands-on activities that will strengthen your child’s skills and meet their academic needs.

June 25-29 Story Telling & Drama (Ages 8+)

The act of storytelling is one of the great human gifts that gives our lives more meaning. When we take a story and transform it into a dramatic play, no matter how old that story is, it becomes revitalized and relevant. There is a special kind of magic in live theater. Every word, gesture, and movement counts. The story come alive for actors and audience alike.

 

In this one-week course (9am-noon) your child will learn to go deeper into the power of storytelling and how to more effectively act that story out on stage. We will work with some variations on well-known stories, learn to re-write them in our own words, and then, using some fun acting techniques help infuse these stories with new life as we present them onstage. We will also work with writing some original stories and turning them into skits. On the final day of camp (Friday) we will have a series of short plays to present to the families.

 

Baking (Ages 8+)

The ability to bake is an amazing skill to possess — not only does it give you the tools to create a tasty snack or meal, but it also is a great teacher in the skills of math, science, and following precise directions. Students will learn to bake things like home-made pizza, delicious pies, and other pastries all while learning to follow the directions of the recipe, the science of how different quantities of water, flour, and butter change the consistency of dough, and the math of calculating different measurements of ingredients.

Outdoor Science (Ages 5-8)

Children love to be outdoors, and love to explore.  We will be taking a closer look at nature:  bugs, plants, rocks, etc.  Children will investigate, experiment, draw, build, and play games in their process in becoming closer to nature.

 

July 2- 6

No School July 4th

Outdoor Hiking/Swimming: 9-4pm (ages 8+)

Mother Nature is one of life’s first and best teachers. The ability to go and appreciate the natural beauty of the outdoors instills a sense of awe and wonder. It gives us a reason to think about why nature should be preserved and how it is important to who we are as human beings. In this course your child will learn basic outdoor skills and safety along with the knowledge of what “Leave No Trace” (LNT) means and how it helps us to be more responsible for ourselves.

Patriotic & 4th of July Activities (5+)

Join in the fun of July 4th and different patriotic activities celebrating our country this week with songs, dance, art, games, cooking, and science.

July 9-13 Lego Stop Motion (ages 8+)

Stop- motion photography was one of the oldest forms of movie-making. Even today it is still used when making early morning cartoons or even for advertisements. It is a skill that requires a tremendous amount of patience and precision. In this class, students will learn the intricacies of combining photos to make short films using Lego mini figures. They will learn to work around the challenges of creating their own movie sets, cutting excess backgrounds, and positioning the camera.

Video Game Camp (ages 8+)

E Video Games: Fuzion Frenzy, Mario Party 4, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Madden NFL 12, Minecraft.

We will be playing videogames together via local multiplayer (4 player per game max) and learning how to be better at these particular games. The teacher will assist each player learn new skills so to be better gamer. Each game is packed with hours of fun and opportunity for competition. The objective is to have as much fun as possible, learn new techniques and meet new people while doing an activity many people love.

 

 Pen & Ink Drawing (ages 8+)

Pen and ink is a classical medium of art that has existed for centuries. This summer at Almondale, students will receive the opportunity to learn the history behind this artistic medium, learn essential techniques for capturing the values, textures, and contours that one sees in the world around oneself, and infuse this newfound knowledge into creating an artwork of their choice that will exhibit the student’s creativity within their new pen and ink skills.

Cooking (Ages 5-8)

What better and tastier way to learn about science than in the kitchen?  Children will mix, bake, and cook their way to understanding the chemistry of food.

July 16-20 Creative Writing (ages 8+)

Our ability to create is one of the greatest forms of expression given to us as human beings. We have a natural desire to communicate our ideas and share what we create with our imagination. This Creative Writing Camp will give your child the tools to exercise this skill using words and the written language. Using fairy tales as a teaching guide, students will greatly expand what they are able to produce and portray from their imagination.

Video Game Camp (ages 12+)

 T Games: Super Smash Bros Malee, Stars Wars Battle Front, Tom & Jerry War of the Whiskers.

We will be playing videogames together via local multiplayer (4 player per game max) and learning how to be better at these particular games. The teacher will help each player learn new skills so to be better gamer. Each game is packed with hours of fun and opportunity for competition. The objective is to have as much fun as possible, learn new techniques and meet new people while doing an activity many people love.

Multi-Cultural Activities (ages 5-8)

Come and join us as we learn about the different peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America through their stories, music, art, games, and food.

July 23-27 Strategy Board & Card Games (ages 8+)

Strategy Games play a huge role in teaching us critical and logical ways of thinking. These types of games help develop the mathematical side of our brain through making decisions and keeping track of how many pieces we have and where they are positioned, what we should do to win the game, and the consequences or risks we must take against our opponent(s).  In this class, we will focus on learning strategies for classic games like Chess, Risk, and Settlers of Catan as well as card games such as Hearts and Pinochle.

Video Game Camp (ages 8+)

E Video Games: Fuzion Frenzy, Mario Party 4, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Madden NFL 12, Minecraft.

We will be playing video games together via local multiplayer (4 player per game max) and learning how to be better at these particular games. The teacher will help each player learn new skills to be better gamer. Each game is packed with hours of fun and opportunity for competition. The objective is to have as much fun as possible, learn new techniques and meet new people while doing an activity many people love.

STEM:  The Physics of Building (5+)

Children discover the laws of physics using their imagination and analytical faculties to contruct junk boats, discover the strength of paper building bridges, racing K’nex cars, making and shooting rockets, and building catapults.

July 30-Aug 3 Martial Arts & Fight Choreography (ages 8+)

Martial Arts, like dancing, is an excellent way for growing your body in strength and dexterity. It challenges both your body and mind with its focus on precision and patterns for the most effective way of defending oneself. Not all martial arts are about self-defense however. A wide form of martial arts that is now used is known as Movie Martial Arts. This is a form of martial arts used for performance and show that allows the artist to demonstrate their skills without needing to be in an actual fight. In this class we will be going over a bit of both kinds of martial arts. This will give them the basic knowledge of self-defense along with the ability to use what they have learned in a constructive way through creating their own fight scene and sharing it in a performance.

Video Game Camp (ages 12+)

T Games: Super Smash Bros Malee, Stars Wars Battle Front, Tom & Jerry War of the Whiskers.

We will be playing video games together via local multiplayer (4 players per game max) and learning how to be better at these particular games. The teacher will help each player learn new skills to be a better gamer. Each game is packed with hours of fun and opportunity for competition. The objective is to have as much fun as possible, learn new techniques and meet new people while doing an activity most people love.

Animal Fun (ages 5-8)

Animals have always been with people, assisting in different ways.  Children will investigate animals that have been domesticated.  They will be able to visit and feed the animals that live at Almondale’s beautiful 5-acre campus: chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, and peacocks.  They will also read about them in fiction and nonfiction, poetry, through art, puppetry, felt boards, storytelling, songs, and games.

Date Afternoon 1 – 4 pm 

All Activities are 5+

June 11-15 Messy Art

Bring an over-shirt so you can relax knowing your child is having fun painting, sculpting, gluing, and crafting art projects.

 

June 18-22 Fort Building

What child doesn’t love to build, especially hiding places and forts? Children will build creative structures outside and inside in which they can play for hours.

 

June 25-29 Cooking

Learn how to patiently follow recipes, work with dough, and be okay with making the inevitable mistakes that happen when cooking and baking, and have a good time doing it!

July 2-6

No School July 4th

Messy Science

Join us for afternoons of fun making sticky, gooey, slimy substances and materials, creating different formations with chemistry, investigating the science of color, and discovering physical laws through balloons.

 

July 9-13 Swimming/Water play

Children will enjoy our many field trips to the pool, Negro Bar, and Folsom Lake. They will also enjoy one afternoon of old-fashioned water play: water balloons, water guns, sprinklers, and slip and slide.

July 16-20 Puppetry

Puppets come in all shapes, forms, and sizes using many different kinds of materials: socks, bags, sticks, fingers, and string (for marionettes).  They are a great way for kids to make up stories.

 

July 23-27 Cooperative Games

Team-building games are great fun and at the end everyone feels good about him or herself.  The children will play games, race, build, hunt, and discover together.

July 30-Aug 3 Paper Airplanes

I have worked with children that have spent a couple of months every afternoon designing and flying paper airplanes.


Mrs. Bardin has been teaching for over 20 years   in grades K-12th.   She   has  also taught for  five years  in a high-end tutoring center,  testing, developing and teaching remedial programs  in language arts and math. Her bachelor’s degree is in Child Development and has been working with children of all ages for over 20 years.

 

20170428-DSC_0903Mr. Long is an award winning professional dancer, has his black belt and has been an  outstanding language arts teacher and will reprising his role as stop motion teacher. He will be leading many camps including but not limited to: Dance, Creative writing,    Stop Motion Videos and Martial Arts.

 

 

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Mr. Hammond teaches music and theater at Almondale Academy and has recently written both an original play and a musical for his students. He has been a professional writer, performer, producer and teacher of music for over 20 years​. He teaches piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and singing.  He has his degree in Environmental Science and History and has been leading nature walks and camping trips for most of his adult life (that’s a long, long time, folks). You can find him and his family most weekends outdoors somewhere in the area getting muddy and loving   every moment of it.

 

Chris Logan will be leading the Video Gaming Camp.  He has been playing video games for over twelve years (his first being Mario  Bros. on the NES). He has been a teacher’s assistant at Almondale Academy and enjoys helping children to learn.  

You can sign up to the right and  pay for classes below:

Summer Camp Rates

For information about Summer Program  please stop by or call the Office:
916.988.8611