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 Science Camps


Crazy Chem Works  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 3) 

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! Campers learn to swirl, pour and mix like a scientist! Chill down and heat up the atomic label as you change liquid to solid and back again. Learn how to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes with solids, liquids, and gases. Hop on board the chemistry express this summer for a high-speed science experience! 

NASA Space Camp  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 10) 

Join our Academy of Future Space Explorers and take to the Moon, Mars, Stars…and Beyond! We’ll study stunning Space Phenomena while we unlock the mysteries of meteors. Learn about Living in Space by working on a model space station just like a real astronaut! And how could we study space without learning the secrets of Space Travel and Rocket Science? This program is literally out of this world! 

Secret Agent Lab  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 7)

James Bond? Sherlock Holmes? Austin Powers? Do you think you have what it takes to discover “Who done it?” If so, this camp is for you. Use the Secret Code Breaker to communicate in code like your favorite spy. Connect the dots to help solve a crime in a hands-on investigation. Learn how to decode messages and check out spy equipment and even create your own edible message! You’ll be an expert crime stopper by the time the week is through!

Bugs and Slugs  Grades K-2 (Week 1)

This week-long camp gives kids the opportunity to do slimy experiments that can resemble the slimy feel of a slug trail; gives them the opportunity to interact with actual bugs, and learn about the positive impact certain types of bugs have in our environment; and can show them how to take care of these little creatures so you can reap the full benefits of what they do.

 Dinosaur  ▷ Grades K-1 (Week 5)

This camp is perfect for children that are into dinosaurs and/or archaeology. We will take a journey through the Triassic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic periods, taking a look at the dinosaurs that lived in each, making lots of dinosaur crafts, playing fun dinosaur games, and doing just a little bit of digging for fossils.

Robotics  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 9), Grades 3-5 (Week 2, Week 6)

This camp is perfect for children that are into dinosaurs and/or archaeology. We will take a journey through the Triassic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic periods, taking a look at the dinosaurs that lived in each, making lots of dinosaur crafts, playing fun dinosaur games, and doing just a little bit of digging for fossils.

Mythbusters ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 1)

True to the theme of the show/ campers will get to experiment and learn a lot about physics and chemistry, while having a blast making things pop, squish, grow, shrink, change color, and yes, even occasionally go boom. These are safe and fun scientific experiments taught by experienced professionals that you can try at home.

Youtube Video ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 5) , Grades 6-8 (Week 3)

Learn the basics of video making, editing, and posting to video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo at our YouTube Video camp! Through the course of this camp, campers will learn how to shoot lots of different types of videos, ranging from sports videos to video tutorials to short skits and many things in between. We will also be looking at the aspects that go on behind the scenes of a successful video project, such as story boarding, scene blocking and prop design for the skits, how to break projects down step –by-step in online tutorials, as well as things such as volume control and aspects of movement that are universally applicable in performance and presentation of any kind. This camp is a great self-esteem booster, teaches your child the skills associated with performing or presenting  in front of people, and is a whole lot of fun!

Drone ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 9)

Campers will design and build drones.

Mission: Code ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 8)

Physics ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 10)

From Flight to magnets to computers to the simple drop of a pencil, everything is related to physics in some way. We will explore the many ways that physics affects our lives and the things around us via fun experiments. We will focus on seeing these everyday occurrences through the lens of observation and the scientific method; we will explore what principles are at play;, and how campers can repeat the occurrences at their whim via a wide variety of fun and amazing activities.

Brought to you by Mad Science LA - for more information visit http://losangeles.madscience.org/ 


 

Chess: Welcome to the Game of Kings and Queens  ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 3) ▷  Grades 3-8 (Week 9)

The old saying goes, “Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)” and in this camp we’ll find out why. Campers will learn to live by the qualities of a noble king or queen: Perseverance, Nobility, Kindness, Benevolence, responsibility, problem solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination, and more. We’ll start at the beginning and discover all the different characters (pieces) of chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it’s onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this ancient game of kings. Chess isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life!

*Chess 2.0 (Advanced Chess)  ▷ Grades 3-8 (Week 5)

Th In this class for more experienced players we will be taking Chess education to a higher level. We'll begin with a lightening fast review of the rules of the game but quickly move beyond that to dive into Chess strategy, technique and style! And there will be something challenging for all involved. The class will be fun and upbeat and will include gameplay, puzzles, technology and group activities. *All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any children who previously attended Beginners Chess*.

Ancient Board Games  Grades 3-8 (Week 3)

Do you love board games? Perhaps you didn't know that some of the games people still play today are ancient. Not ancient like the early 1900s. We're talking ancient like the early 900s! In this class Chess Instructor Brian will expand beyond The Game of Kings and introduce a different ancient board game to the students each week. Games will include:

Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Backgammon, Go, Chutes (Snakes) and Ladders, Mah Jong, Mancala



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LEGO: Superhero Engineering ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 2)

Save the world with Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

LEGO Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Game Grades K-2 (Week 6)

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® materials! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials.

Jedi Engineering with LEGO ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 8)

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Brought to you by Play Well - for more information visit www.play-well.org


Sports Camps


 

Sports Mania! ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 4)

Sports, sports and more sports! Sports Mania is the best opportunity for any camper to have a great time while building skills that are relevant to all sports!  Play games, build flexibility and grow as an athlete while you move through all of your usual sports like soccer, basketball, football and some new ones like Nine Square, GaGa and more!

Basketball ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 5, Week 7) ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 10)

Join us as we learn the fundamentals, while also mastering skills such as dribbling, balance, footwork, passing, shooting, and overall endurance! Play games, makes teams and have an overall blast while you strengthen your skills and grow as an athlete.

Ninja Warrior ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1) ▷ Grades 3-8 (Week 8) 

Do you like to jump, climb, run and tackle every obstacle that tries to block your path? If you answered yes then you must be a Ninja Warrior!  Learn to control your body, build strength and master balance.  Building on a base of movement fundamentals we learn to jump higher, run faster and maneuver more easily through any challenge that we enters our path!

 

Dance ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1, Week 9) ▷  Grades 3-5 (Week 10) 

Dance your heart out with us while we learn basic movement, creativity, choreography and performance skills. Stretch, play fun dance games and learn routines that incorporate new moves, the basic skills of musicality and creativity.  Have a blast dancing to upbeat music with a focus on hip hop and jazz that will include skills such as turns, jumps, kicks and more! Don’t forget the amazing final performance for the whole community at the end of the week!


 

Aqua Explorers: Beginner ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 2, Week 6)

Swimming is a lifelong skill that offers countless benefits. The Aqua Explorer Mission is to stimulate children’s love for water… while having a ton of fun! The Beginner level is designed to empower children to be watersafe and practice the fundamentals of life in water. Swimmers in this level will take daily swim lessons, play fun skill-appropriate water games and learn the basics of what it means to be a confident Aqua Explorer. Prerequisites: For SRA “Floaters” to” Rollers (level 2/ Orange Caps to level 4/Blue caps) and above. Swimmers in this level must be comfortable in the water and have a basic ability to listen in a group setting. *

Aqua Explorers: Intermediate ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 3, Week 9, Week 10) 

The Intermediate Aqua Explorer level is designed for those wanting more advanced lessons and water activities. Children in this level will take daily swim lessons geared more towards stroke development, play fun skill-appropriate water games and practice intermediate level water safety skills. Intermediate Aqua Explorers will learn the basics of what it means to be a confident Aqua Explorer.  Prerequisites: For SRA “Rollers” (level 4/ Blue Caps) and above. Swimmers in this level must be close to being water-safe/ independent swimmers.*

Aqua Explorers: Advanced  Grades 3-5 (Week 7, Week 8)

Does your child love the water!? The Advanced level will hone their skills and practice more advanced stroke development and water skills. The goal in this level (besides fun) is to truly explore what it means to be a Waterman or Waterwoman. These Aqua Explorers will practice our fundamental Pillars of Safety, Support and Strength in water. Daily activities include more advanced water games, sports and activities.

Prerequisites: For SRA “Freestylers” (level 6/ Bronze Caps) and above. Swimmers in this level must be water-safe and able to swim independent of adults.*

Aqua Explorers: Jr. Guard Prep ▷ Grades 6-8 (Week 5)

Jr. Guard Prep is designed for those looking to explore the life of an advanced Aqua Explorer. This level will work hard and play even harder. As our most advanced level of the program, these swimmers will train to perform more advanced water skills, techniques and water activities. Jr. Guard Prep is perfect for those interested in (or want to practice for) a full Jr. Lifeguard program, or for those wishing to try additional water activities such as surfing, paddling, diving, stand-up-paddling, snorkeling and more. Prerequisites: For SRA “Freestylers” (level 6/ Bronze Caps) and above. Swimmers in this level must be able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of our 25 yard lap pool) using any stroke, without assistance.*

 

*Note: all LKSA instructors are American Red Cross Certified Life Guards.

 

 


 

Performing Arts Camps


 

Rock Band ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 3, Week 10)  ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 2, Week 9), Grades 6-8 (Week 7) 

Join the Band! All campers will have a chance to learn the basics of music and experience the opportunity to play various instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, and Ukulele. Campers will come together to form a band and put on a rocking performance at the end of the week that we are sure will lead to some rock stars of the future!

Rock Band Master Class ▷ Grades 6-8 

Older campers will have a chance to off their musical talents and experience the opportunity to play various instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, and Ukulele. Campers will come together to form a band and put on a rocking performance at the end of the week that we are sure will lead to some rock stars of the future!

Theatre: TBD ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8)  

Roald Dahl's Timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his delicious candy bars. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth and take audiences on a fantasy ride into a land of pure imagination. (The Theatre program is a two week committment).

Theatre: TBD ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8)

Larry Potter is in his first year of wizardry at Hoggle Warts School of Magic when he discovers he is no ordinary student. Larry is at the center of a twisted plot to take over the school by Mort Volden and his three headed dragon. Will Larry and his brave friends save the day or will the Dark Arts prevail? (The Theatre program is a two week committment.)

Live Action Flix ▷ Grades 3-8 (Week 6)

Do you want to have a blast making a movie? You don't have to be an actor to star in these movies that you make from "Action" to "That's a wrap." We'll guide you through the Hollywood process as you brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act and direct in a collaborative movie that will be fun for the entire audience. *(Finished movie arrive approximately a month after Camp.).

LEGO Flix ▷ Grades 3-8 (Week 7)

Bring LEGO Worlds to life! We provide the LEGO's and you provide the imagination. Work in groups as you create a LEGO set with LEGO characters for a stop motion movie you'll storyboard, shoot and voice over.
*(Finished movie arrive approximately a month after Camp.)

Circus Camp ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 2) ▷ Grades 3-5  (Week 3)

You don't have to run away to join the circus! Learn how to juggle, spin a plate, and balance a feather. Walk on stilts, play a variety of games and try something new. Working together is a fantastic way to build confidence, be creative and learn teamwork skills, Come join the circus!

Dance ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 1, Week 9) ▷ Grades 3-5  (Week 10)

 Dance your heart out with us while we learn basic movement, creativity, choreography and performance skills. Stretch, play fun dance games and learn routines that incorporate new moves, the basic skills of musicality and creativity.  Have a blast dancing to upbeat music with a focus on hip hop and jazz that will include skills such as turns, jumps, kicks and more! Don’t forget the amazing final performance for the whole community at the end of the week!


 

Visual Arts Camps


 

Sewing ▷  Grades 2-5 (Week 5)

Perfect for campers who are creative, imaginative, patient, and would prefer learning a new skill. In this camp, campers will learn the skill of sewing, and will gain experience in a variety of sewing’s applications, such as knitting, crocheting,  combining fabric to make an item of clothing or an accessory, sewing on buttons or other non-fabric attachments, embroidering, and much more!

Ceramics ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 7) ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 4)

For campers that love to make a clean and beautiful work of art, but also love getting their hands dirty, we present the perfect way to scratch that artistic itch: our camper-tested an camper-approved Ceramics Camp.

Jewelry and Fashion Design ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 10) ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 3) 

Calling all with a creative eye for fashion and jewelry! Are you ready to kick start your portfolio for your future design company? Then this specialty is for you! Through engaging hands on activities, these trendsetter campers will learn the basics of jewelry and fashion design. Campers will learn about proportion, color, and texture all while creating original pieces!

Duct Tape Art ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 8) ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 10) 

You may have seen the bags, the wallets, the prom dresses, and all the other unbelievable things that are made with duct tape. Would you like to know how to make those kinds of cool things? In Duct Tape Camp campers will learn the fundamentals of, and get experience in making some of the cool duct tape objects and effects that may have astounded you before, along with new things that you probably haven’t seen yet that will amaze.

Carpentry ▷ Grades K-2  (Week 9) ▷ Grades 3-5 (Week 2)


 

Cooking Camps


 

Cooking Around the World ▷ Grades K-2 (Week 3, Week 6) ▷ Grades 3-5  (Week 1, Week 9)

The best way to get to know a culture is through food! Food brings us together and introduces our taste buds to exciting new flavors. During our week we will journey around the world cooking with bugs, trying our hand at curry, learn to hand roll sushi, and other fun locations and foods. We will learn about that area and taste a bit of their food. At the end of the week we will create an international buffet.

 


 

New Camps


 

Magic▷ Grades K-2 (Week 9) ▷ Grades 3-5  (Week 3, Week 7)

Abra Kadabra! One of our longest running and most popular camps, Magic camp offers campers the ability to get a plethora of different magic tricks, and learn how to use each and every one to put on a spectacular show! In addition to these many tricks, we will also be building their magical wardrobe with a variety of magical crafts, and having lots of fun magical games to test their knowledge and skill as magicians-to-be and as campers who just want to have fun!