Summer Day Camp 2022

In-Person Summer Day Camp

Session I: June 20-July 7
Session II: July 11-July 28

We offer both morning and afternoon class options. All classes meet Monday-Thursday.
No classes on Friday.

Del Mar Pines School Summer Day Camp is open to all children in our community including elementary grade students who do not attend Del Mar Pines School. For over thirty years, Del Mar Pines summer programs have facilitated student learning through the exploration of both academic and enrichment classes, all geared toward making learning fun!

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Classes focus on personal and academic enrichment for students entering grades K – 6th. Parents can design a stimulating, creative summer that accommodates their schedules and their child’s unique needs. We offer morning and afternoon programs Monday through Thursday. Science, drama, math, art, writing, technology –– there’s something for everyone! Space is limited. Sign up today!

Summer Day Camp Schedule by Session and Grade Level

Because classes are filling up very fast, some classes may show as available on this website while our online booking tool (Curacubby) accurately has the class marked as FULL and will not permit additional registration. We are trying to keep up with the fast pace of registrations and apologize for any inconvenience.

Session I

June 20 – July 7

Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players Full$750
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Summer Crafts and Activities Full$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Science Explorers Full$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Summer Crafts and Activities$325
Chess Full$325
Science Explorers$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Artist of the Day$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
none
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players Full$750
Jumpstart Readers Full$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Summer Crafts and Activities Full$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Science Explorers Full$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Summer Crafts and Activities$325
Chess Full$325
Science Explorers$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Artist of the Day$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Cooking: Disney and Pixar$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Broadway Bound Full$750
Jumpstart Readers Full$900

Reading/Writing Exploration 2 Full
(Del Mar Pines students only)

$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 2$325
Summer Crafts and Activities Full$325
Science Explorers Full$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Summer Crafts and Activities$325
Chess Full$325
Science Explorers$325
Artist of the Day$325
American Girl Fun Cancelled$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Cooking: Disney and Pixar$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Reading/Writing Workshop 3 Full$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 3$325
Basketball$325
Comic Book 101$325
The Sculpting Studio Full$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science Full$325
Chess Full$325
Flag Football$325
Magic$325
American Girl Fun Cancelled$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Cooking: Disney and Pixar$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750

Reading/Writing Workshop 4 Full

$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 4$325
Basketball$325
Comic Book 101$325
The Sculpting Studio Full$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science Full$325
Chess Full$325
Flag Football$325
Magic$325
American Girl Fun Cancelled$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Creative Writing$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Response to Literature 5$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 5$325
Basketball$325
Comic Book 101$325
The Sculpting Studio Full$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science Full$325
Chess Full$325
Flag Football$325
Magic$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Creative Writing$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Response to Literature 6$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 6$325
Basketball$325
Comic Book 101$325
The Sculpting Studio  Full$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science Full$325
Chess Full$325
Flag Football$325
Magic$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Creative Writing$600

Session II

July 11 – July 28

Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players Full$750
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Basketball$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Science Explorers$325
Dance Styles Cancelled$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Artist of the Day Full$325
Chess Full$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Soccer Superstars$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
None
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players Full$750
Jumpstart Readers Full$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Basketball$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Science Explorers$325
Dance Styles Cancelled$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Artist of the Day Full$325
Chess Full$325
Tiny Tinkers$325
Soccer Superstars$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Cooking: International Baking$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Broadway Bound Full$750
Jumpstart Readers $900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 2$325
Basketball $325
Science Explorers$325
Dance Styles Cancelled$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Artist of the Day Full$325
Chess Full$325
Soccer Superstars$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Cooking: International Baking$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Reading/Writing Workshop 3$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 3$325
Flag Football$325
The Sculpting Studio$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld Full$325
Animé Club Cancelled$325
Dance Styles$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science$325
Chess Full$325
Comic Book 101$325
Magic Cancelled$325
Creative Builders Stem II$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Cooking: International Baking$600
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Reading/Writing Workshop 4$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 4$325
Flag Football$325
The Sculpting Studio$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld Full$325
Animé Club Cancelled$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science$325
Chess Full$325
Comic Book 101$325
Magic Cancelled$325
Creative Builders Stem II$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Creative Writing$600
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$700
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Response to Literature 5$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 5$325
Flag Football$325
The Sculpting Studio$325
Animé Club Cancelled$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld Full$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science$325
Chess Full$325
Magic Cancelled$325
Comic Book 101$325
Creative Builders Stem II$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Creative Writing$600
Google Coding (8+age)$600
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
21st Century Artist$750
Broadway Bound Full$750
Video Game Development$750
Response to Literature 6$900
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Math 6$325
Flag Football$325
The Sculpting Studio$325
Survival Skills/Team Bld Full$325
Animé Club Cancelled$325
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Household Science$325
Chess Full$325
Comic Book 101$325
Creative Builders Stem II$325
Magic Cancelled$325
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Creative Writing$600
Google Coding (8+age)$600

2022 Summer Day Camp Detailed Class Descriptions

Del Mar Pines Players

Kindergarten and First Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$750

DMP Players is a fun and engaging class for students entering kindergarten and first grade. We will start our day learning the routines and expectations for a typical lower grade classroom. This class will explore the magical world of Fairytales while learning story elements such as predicting, retell, characters, and setting. Students will also enhance their public speaking skills while performing in a musical production that ties into the stories we read throughout each session. Over the three weeks, children will also enhance their fine motor skills while creating the backdrop and props for the musical. Each session is tailored around a different theme and musical. Feel free to sign your child up for both sessions. This class is a sure way to get your child excited about the upcoming school year!!!

Broadway Bound!

Second through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$750

If your child is interested in the arts, they may be Broadway Bound! This program hones the creative process, and offers an opportunity to exhibit a bit of flair! Students will design and build sets, learn lines, master songs, create a script and expand their talents. This small-group setting will improve oral expression, reading, and memorization skills. On the last day of the program the course will culminate in a mini-musical production for family and friends. Students are required to commit to the entire session. 

  • Sing, Dance and Act
  • Perform for Family and Friends 
  • Design Simple Props and Sets 
  • Improve Oral Expression, Reading and Memorization Skills

Jumpstart Readers

First and Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$900

Designed to meet the individualized needs of students to experience the real joys of reading. Jumpstart Readers focuses on basic skills in an integrative, thematically based curriculum. The course strikes a creative balance between direct, small-group instruction and hands-on activities. It helps students gain confidence as they create, dramatize and illustrate stories, master basic phonics, and read thematic literature from standard readers. All students are assessed prior to the class to assess proper placement and individual needs. There is a conference at the end of the program. Some homework is required.

  • Illustrate Stories
  • Master Basic Phonics
  • Improve Reading Skills
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Hands-On Activities
  • Enhance Esteem and Self-Confidence

Reading/Writing Workshop

Third and Fourth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$900

For four decades, hundreds of students have become outstanding readers, writers, spellers, and thinkers using the comprehensive Del Mar Pines learning system. This is the opportunity for students who do not currently attend Del Mar Pines School to get this unique learning experience.

Students will discover the joys of literature while learning proven academic formulas for synthesizing ideas and committing them to paper. There is a parent-teacher conference at the end of the program. This is an intensive course with some homework.

  • Analysis of theme, result, characters, setting and plot
  • Proven step-by-step system
  • Small discussion groups
  • Vocabulary development
  • Total recall comprehension questions
  • Story guides as a focus for silent reading
  • Plot development papers
  • "Mind maps" and "Story webbing"

Response to Literature through Reading and Writing (Incoming 5th Grade)

Fifth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$900

This course will build and strengthen reading, writing and language skills. It will also expose students to quality literature and provide a solid foundation for the craft of writing. The class will begin with daily journal writing and instruction in punctuation, mechanics, usage and grammar. Next, students will read an acclaimed novel and participate in high-interest, dynamic class discussions in response to key literary elements and themes.

Students will then be guided through reading comprehension activities, focusing on extracting details and textual evidence to support ideas. Lastly, students will be challenged to write strong active essays through the 6-Traits writing model. This course will prepare your child for language arts classes in the years to come. This is an intensive course with some homework.

  • Elements of writing
  • Review of language mechanics
  • Exposure to acclaimed literature
  • Vocabulary development
  • Literary discussion and analysis
  • In-depth essay writing

Response to Literature through Reading and Writing (Incoming 6th Grade)

Sixth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$900

This course will build and strengthen reading, writing, and language skills. It will expose students to quality literature and non-fiction text, as well as provide a solid foundation for the craft of writing. Students will read an acclaimed novel, short stories, and non-fiction articles to engage in high-interest literary discussions and analysis. They will also be guided through reading comprehension activities and will be challenged to produce various writing pieces with a focus on extracting details and textual evidence to support their ideas and analysis. There is also an emphasis on self-editing and revision. This course will prepare your child for future reading and writing classes. This is an intensive course with some homework. Includes reading material, journal and Google Classroom account. 

  • Elements of writing 
  • Review of language mechanics 
  • Exposure to acclaimed literature 
  • Vocabulary development 
  • Literary discussion and analysis
  • Daily writing assignments

Video Game Development

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$750

Learn the frontend and backend of mobile game game app development. Students create games in Blockly with MIT App Inventor and gain an understanding of game design. The instructor will guide students from developing simple games like Mole Mash, Galaga to more challenging and original games. This course is perfect for someone looking to build upon or begin their journey into computer programing. Students will use laptops in the classroom that are provided by the school.

The 21st Century Artist, I AND II

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$750

At DMP we believe in the importance of visual literacy and the promotion of the STEAM versus the STEM curricula. Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media. In the STEAM curricula, students leverage both hard and soft skills to solve problems. This camp is the opportunity for the participants to sharpen these skills and engage in creative problem-solving. Participants will be taught to draw, paint and sculpt a variety of genres such as still-life, landscapes, portraits, animals, and more. They will be guided on how to effectively express their ideas, enjoy nature’s inspiration, experiment with a variety of art supplies, and freely let their creativity soar. Through a variety of two and three-dimensional assignments, they will become better visual communicators. 

Each session will tackle different concepts and assignments 

Comfy and sturdy artmaking clothes and favorite snacks are a must. We’ll provide the fun and friends.

Engaging Math Incoming 2nd Grade

Second Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Head into second grade feeling confident and strong in math. Engaging Math will review and extend critical concepts taught during the previous school year. This class is intended for students who would like reinforcement of first grade math standards including: 

  • number sense 
  • addition and subtraction using different strategies 
  • geometry 
  • money 
  • measurement 
  • telling time

Engaging Math Incoming 3rd Grade

Third Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Head into third grade feeling confident and strong in math. Engaging Math will review and extend critical concepts taught during the previous school year. This class is intended for students who would like reinforcement of second grade math standards including: 

  • Place Value 
  • Adding and subtracting with 1000 
  • Problem solving strategies 
  • Data Measurement & Graphing 
  • Time & Money

Engaging Math Incoming 4th Grade

Fourth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Head into fourth grade feeling confident and strong in math. Engaging Math will review and extend critical concepts taught during the previous school year. This class is intended for students who would like reinforcement of third grade math standards including: 

  • Place Value 
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Area and Perimeter 
  • Fractions 

Engaging Math Incoming 5th Grade

Fifth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Head into fifth grade feeling confident and strong in math. Engaging Math will review and extend critical concepts taught during the previous school year. This class is intended for students who would like reinforcement of fourth grade math standards including: 

  • Place Value and Rounding Large Numbers 
  • Metric System
  • Multiplication and Division with Larger Numbers 
  • And more

Engaging Math Incoming 6th Grade

Sixth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Head into sixth grade feeling confident and strong in math. Engaging Math will review and extend critical concepts taught during the previous school year. This class is intended for students who would like reinforcement of fifth grade math standards including: 

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions 
  • Decimal fractions and place value patterns 
  • Mental math strategies- rounding, estimation and prediction 
  • Long multiplication and long division algorithms 
  • Geometry- Area, Volume and the Coordinate Plane

Summer Crafts and Activities

Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

Looking for fun and imaginative crafts and activities to engage your child this summer? Look no further! This make-it and take-it class will explore different age appropriate arctic endeavors such as drawing, painting, crafting, and more. Through creative adventures and play, this class will help develop your child's fine motor skills and sense of self-expression in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. All materials included.

Basketball

Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Children will learn the fundamentals of basketball focusing on passing, shooting, dribbling, defense, foot work, court awareness and teamwork! 

Our basketball classes are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of sports in a FUN, dynamic and fast paced environment. This camp is led by enthusiastic and highly trained 549 Sports basketball coaches. They include a dedicated staff that is passionate about helping kids grow as athletes and people. Good sportsmanship, positivity, kindness and teamwork is always emphasized in this Basketball program.

Tiny Tinkers by Level Up Enrichment

New
Kindergarten through Second Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Tiny Tinkers II program is a unique, creative, and technical class for students in Preschool that are interested in hands-on learning, building, designing, performing experiments, and more. With Level Up’s 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention while encouraging creative thinking, group work, and discussions. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session that are selected from the Creative Builders II program where each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!

Tiny Tinkers by Level Up Enrichment

New
Kindergarten and First Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Tiny Tinkers II program is a unique, creative, and technical class for students in Preschool that are interested in hands-on learning, building, designing, performing experiments, and more. With Level Up’s 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention while encouraging creative thinking, group work, and discussions. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session that are selected from the Creative Builders II program where each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!

Science Explorers

Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Science Explorer Club will be taught by Arc Enrichment and it is a fun and exciting way to learn how to think like a scientist! In this course, we will learn how to apply the scientific method in every experiment that we create while making new friends and enjoying delicious treats. Students will also have the choice to take some of the project's home at the end of the day. Some of our experiments include making a solar oven to cook s'mores, making a storm in a jar, creating a lava lamp, and our favorite, elephant toothpaste! We will be making an experiment every day and at the end of the course we will have a mini science fair where the students will be able to make their own experiment of choice and explain it to the class. We hope you can join us!

Survival Skills

New
Third Grade through Sixth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Survival skills will teach students how to team build, communicate effectively, practice comradery, and learn different survival skills as a team all while having fun as a class. If you like working in teams, making new friends, and learning new outdoor skills used for camping, or outdoors, this is the club for you! In this class, we will lead fun activities in teams to encourage teamwork, effective communication between peers, and confidence. We will be playing games such as the "common threads" activity where the students will get in groups to talk about what they have in common, and they will create a flag that represents the team. They will also go over survival skills like how to tie a knot, signaling, and how to build a shelter. At the end of the course, students will be taking leadership and will be leading their own activities with their teams.

The Sculpting Studio

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Participants will start by first glancing at the works of both classic and contemporary sculptors, the type of

challenges that particular material or technique presents, and then keeping the artist’s style or preferred medium in mind are guided in creating their own three-dimensional works of art. Through the use of a variety of materials such as wood, paper, Model Magic, natural clay, wire, recycled material, and more our budding sculptors will gain knowledge in how to safely handle different tools and materials, as well as, how to effectively express their thoughts and ideas. 

Each session will tackle different concepts and assignments 

Comfy and sturdy clothes are a must. We’ll provide the fun and friends.

Basketball by 549 Sports

Third through Sixth Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

Children will learn the fundamentals of basketball focusing on passing, shooting, dribbling, defense, foot work, court awareness and teamwork! 

Our basketball classes are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of sports in a FUN, dynamic and fast paced environment. This camp is led by enthusiastic and highly trained 549 Sports basketball coaches. They include a dedicated staff that is passionate about helping kids grow as athletes and people. Good sportsmanship, positivity, kindness and teamwork is always emphasized in this Basketball program.

Comic Book 101 by Arc Enrichment

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

Let's create a comic book! Students will learn the necessary skills to get creative and write their own story into a comic book. This is a great class for students who want to develop reading, writing, and creativity skills. We will utilize character construction, plot design, and setting elements to create a new and unique comic book. What kind of story do you want it to be? Who will be your characters? Once everyone has completed their story, we will write it in our very own comic book and then we will get to illustrate it! You will have all the supplies you need: a blank comic book, pens, color pencils, watercolors, a

Flag Football by 549 Sports

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Flag Football is one of the fastest growing sports in the last decade. Our goal is to teach your child the fundamentals of the sport while keeping the pace fun and exciting. Our dedicated staff is passionate about helping kids grow as athletes and as people. Good sportsmanship, positivity, kindness, and teamwork is always emphasized at all 549 Sports programs. 

Our curriculums are designed to help each participant learn in a fun and exciting environment. They'll learn leadership skills, communication skills as well as develop sport specific fundamentals like passing, catching, defense, formations and more. We keep our programs informative and FUN. We want our participants to: Have Fun • Learn New Skills • Try Their Best • Gain Confidence

Animé Club by Concorde Education

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Following the style of a literature analysis club, our animé club has students compare stories and styles of various animé before designing characters and stories of their own. Classes will include screenings and discussions.

Dance Styles

New
Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Let’s get moving to some music! If you like dancing and learning different styles of dance, this is the class for you! Music, dance, and culture comes together for this class to bring you a fun and unique class. We will learn the basics of dance and then we will learn different elements and styles of dancing. The instructor and the students will choose their favorite styles to learn and implement into one dance together. Don't know how to dance? no problem! This class is for all skill levels

Summer Crafts and Activities

Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Looking for fun and imaginative crafts and activities to engage your child this summer? Look no further! This make-it and take-it class will explore different age appropriate arctic endeavors such as drawing, painting, crafting, and more. Through creative adventures and play, this class will help develop your child's fine motor skills and sense of self-expression in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. All materials included.

Artist of the Day

New
Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Through an examination of famous artists and art styles, we will guide our budding artists to find their inner voices and learn some artistic skills they can use throughout their lives. In our spacious, safe, and relaxing art room, using a storyteller mode, participants will be introduced to a new artist each day and use them as their muse to create their own two and three-dimensional masterpieces. Both classic and contemporary works of art will be analyzed and interpreted to help our young artists become more skillful at communicating their own ideas.

Each session will tackle different concepts and assignments. 

Comfy and sturdy clothes are a must. We’ll provide the fun and friends.

Tiny Tinkers by Level Up Enrichment

New
Kindergarten through Second Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Tiny Tinkers II program is a unique, creative, and technical class for students in Preschool that are interested in hands-on learning, building, designing, performing experiments, and more. With Level Up’s 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention while encouraging creative thinking, group work, and discussions. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session that are selected from the Creative Builders II program where each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!

Tiny Tinkers by Level Up Enrichment

New
Kindergarten and First Grade
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Tiny Tinkers II program is a unique, creative, and technical class for students in Preschool that are interested in hands-on learning, building, designing, performing experiments, and more. With Level Up’s 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention while encouraging creative thinking, group work, and discussions. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session that are selected from the Creative Builders II program where each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!

Chess

Kindergarten through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

Our goal is to teach children in grades K – 6 abstract concepts of planning, analysis and strategy through the game of chess. Kids will be excited to understand and amazed by the positive experience that chess offers. We believe that when a child learns the most complicated game in the world, they will build self-confidence, develop self-learning tools and learn how to evaluate their own decision-making process. 

This chess class is fun and educational. Kids participate in mental gymnastics, learn chess from trained instructors, and experience competition with others. Kids who learn che3ss will sharpen their analytical and observation skills which will be very useful in many aspects of their life. 

Chess teaches critical and abstract thinking, planning, logic and analysis. It improves the ability to concentrate and teaches the value of good sportsmanship. Chess also teaches the importance of behavior management: making good choices and considering all possibilities.

  • Chess develops memory. 
  • Chess improves concentration. 
  • Chess develops logical thinking. 
  • Chess teaches independence. 
  • Chess promotes imagination and creativity. 
  • Chess inspires self-motivation. 
  • Chess improves schoolwork and grades

Super Soccer Stars

Kindergarten through Second Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Super Soccer Stars provides non-competitive, developmental soccer classes that use positive reinforcement to teach children soccer skills in a fun, engaging, and educational environment. Their unique age-specific curriculum is designed by a combination of early childhood, behavioral, and soccer specialists to ensure that each child is learning, improving their self-confidence, and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows. The Super Soccer Stars staff is professionally trained and qualified, holding USSF or NSCAA Youth soccer licenses. Super Soccer Coaches

Magic Club

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

In magic club we will learn the art and science behind magic. We teach students how the magic is performed and the illusion behind it. This class will also encourage and support students with public speaking to enhance their magic performance. We will also learn the different types of magic, where it came from, when it started, and we will get to know some of the most popular magicians and magic clubs around the world. Want to learn how to make a toothpick disappear? How to bend a spoon in front of your friends? Join us for this course! No magicians hat or cape required.

Level Up Enrichment Creative Build Stem II

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Energy, Force, & Experiments! Creative Builders STEM is a unique, creative, and hands-on technical class for children of any skill level who are interested in building, challenges, performing experiments, engineering, and more. There will be a variety of challenging projects throughout the program. Possible projects: 

  • Centripetal Force Board 
  • Lego Challenge Day 
  • Meteor Rockets Creation 
  • Laser Maze and Solar Kits 
  • SlingShot Rocket Construction 
  • Magnet experiment Day

American Girl Fun

New
Second through Fourth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

Are you a fan of the American Girl dolls? Would you like to learn about the geographical and historical time periods of the American girl doll characters? Join us for a little reading and writing, a bit of drawing and crafts, some cooking, and a whole lot of fun as we recreate life as it was during the times when the beloved fictional characters lived.

Household Science by Concorde Education

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$325

A science course where students will investigate a variety of science topics and fields by conducting simple and safe science experiments using household materials and ingredients. 

Food Science focuses on chemistry (thermodynamics and chemical changes of food in various cooking methods) and biology ( dissections of common fruits and vegetables , nutrition, reading food labels) as well as math to convert cooking measurements. Students will also do science “Magic” tricks with static electricity, magnets, sleight of hand, optical illusions and “tricking” the brain.

Comic Book 101 by Arc Enrichment

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$325

Let's create a comic book! Students will learn the necessary skills to get creative and write their own story into a comic book. This is a great class for students who want to develop reading, writing, and creativity skills. We will utilize character construction, plot design, and setting elements to create a new and unique comic book. What kind of story do you want it to be? Who will be your characters? Once everyone has completed their story, we will write it in our very own comic book and then we will get to illustrate it! You will have all the supplies you need: a blank comic book, pens, color pencils, watercolors, and even comic books to get ideas from. Once your comic is finished, we will showcase it and read it for our class.

Flag Football 

New
Third through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$325

Flag Football is one of the fastest growing sports in the last decade. Our goal is to teach your child the fundamentals of the sport while keeping the pace fun and exciting. Our dedicated staff is passionate about helping kids grow as athletes and as people. Good sportsmanship, positivity, kindness, and teamwork is always emphasized at all 549 Sports programs. 

Our curriculums are designed to help each participant learn in a fun and exciting environment. They'll learn leadership skills, communication skills as well as develop sport specific fundamentals like passing, catching, defense, formations and more. We keep our programs informative and FUN. We want our participants to: Have Fun • Learn New Skills • Try Their Best • Gain Confidence

Adventures in Creative Writing

Fourth through Sixth Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I or Session II
$600

Does your child want to write enthralling stories, create beautiful poetry, and delve into an array of creative writing techniques? Well you came to the right class! 

Welcome to Adventures in Creative Writing where students will unleash the storytellers within. This writer’s workshop will focus on the ‘art’ of writing and explore the many purposes for writing. Why do we write? We write to express ourselves, we write for fun, we write to share our knowledge with others, to strengthen our grammar skills, and to enhance literacy within the community. 

All writing lessons will be considered invitations to engage students’ creativity and allow students to find their own tones and voices. Nicole Lewis has an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry and a passion for teaching writing to children. The class is aimed to cultivate the writer within and welcomes writers of all levels. Includes materials: Journal and Google Classroom account.

Google CS First: Intro to Computer Science

Third through Sixth Grades (8+ age)
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$600

Explore the world of computer science and coding through fun, hands-on learning! Students will create interactive stories and design video games in this Google CS First Computer Science Class.

Google CS First empowers all students to create with technology. Students will learn how to build creative, interesting projects through programming based on real world themes in which students use the computer to create interactive stories or design games.

The two themes covered in Session 1 are “Storytelling” and “Game Design”.

In Storytelling, students use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging club members to tell a unique story each day.

In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Other coding platforms explored may include Code.org and Tynker.

*Students must bring their own earbuds/headphones.

Cooking: Disney and Pixar

New
First through Third Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session I
$600

In this fun, interactive cooking camp, kids will learn to make delicious recipes from our very own country. Eating and tasting, exploring the kitchen: children learn about varieties of foods that a state is known for, how climate plays an important role in farming and agriculture, how foods are prepared, and how to use different cookware. Recipes are varied and delicious. Super fun and yum! Our chefs will make cooking exciting while integrating history, food safety and nutrition into each lesson.

Cooking: International Baking

New
First through Third Grades
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$600

Come join our culinary classroom where young chefs will learn to bake  and expand their palates! You won’t need a passport to cook from different countries! Both savory and sweet baking will take place in this delicious camp which explores how international culture and food come together…. In the oven!

Google CS First: Computer Science

Third through Sixth Grades (8+ age)
Monday to Thursday
Session II
$600

The two themes covered in Session 2 for this fun, hands- hands on computer science and coding class are "Art" and "Sports". 

In Art, students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects using code. 

In Sports, students use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own commercial and create commentary for a sporting event. Other coding platforms explored may include Code.org and Tynker.

Google CS First empowers all students to create with technology. Students will learn how to build creative, interesting projects through programming based on real world themes in which students use the computer to create animations and interactive games. 

*Students must bring their own earbuds/headphones.

General Summer Day Camp Information

Students having fun at DMP Summer Day Camp

Enrollment opens March 15th and applications are processed through our CuraCubby partner. Summer Discoveries classes are open to all grade (K-6) children in the area. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Tuition includes all materials. Full tuition payment is due at the time of enrollment. Registration and payment are only accepted online. Payments are made at the time of registration through our CuraCubby registration service.

We offer classes for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall of 2022. All levels stated in the class descriptions refer to the grade your student will be entering in September 2022.

Summer is more relaxed so uniforms are not required. Please have your child dress in casual, comfortable clothing and we strongly recommend closed-toed shoes.

If a student withdraws prior to May 15, fifty percent (50%) of the tuition will be refunded. After this date, no refunds will be authorized.

All classes are offered subject to adequate enrollment. If the minimum class size is not met, a 100% refund will be authorized. The summer program coordinator will consider the cancellation of under-enrolled classes by Monday, June 13.

Summer Day Camp FAQs

Currently (as of this posting March 2022) masks are not required. However, Del Mar Pines will adjust the mask policy in accordance with that guidance from the San Diego Public Health Department. Every family and teacher will make their own decision on what is best for their situation and we, as school community members, will support their decision whether or not they decide to have themselves or their child/ren wear masks while indoors or outdoors.

Some classes offered in both Session I and Session II do cover the same academic skills, but we utilize different plays, books, novels, and essay topics in each session. These classes include: Del Mar Pines Players, Broadway Bound, Math, Jumpstart Readers, Reading/Writing Workshop, and Response to Literature through Reading and Writing.

Students attending our morning sessions arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 am and will have a temperature check.

Students attending afternoon classes only arrive five minutes prior to their class start time and will have a temperature check.

Students attending classes that end at 12:00 noon must be picked up at 12:00 noon. Students attending classes that end at 1:30 & 2:30 must be picked up at those times and not more than 5 minutes after the end of class.

Students enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes stay on campus from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. for lunch and supervised play.

After 5 minutes late from pick up, there will be a $1 per minute late fee charged.

No, students provide their own snacks, bottled water and lunch.

Summer Day Camp students do not need to wear uniforms but come to learn in comfortable, school appropriate, play clothes or "Free Dress" as we call it. We prefer your child wear closed toe shoes for their safety.

We are unable to provide make-up classes due to student illness or vacation schedules.

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