Summer Discoveries 2019

Academic enhancement programs for the inquisitive minds

Del Mar Pines summer programs facilitate the academic progress while teaching students that learning can be fun! 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!

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Summer 2020 Programs

Del Mar Pines School
Summer Discoveries 2020
Session I: June 22 – July 9

Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players$475
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Ballet$250
Basketball$225
Brain Blast: Build$275
Crafts$275
Lego Building A$225
Stories & Illustrations$250
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
None
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players$475
Jumpstart Readers$680
Library Literature Adventures$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Ballet$250
Basketball$225
Crafts$275
Brain Blast: Build$275
Lego Building A$225
Math Fun Safari$225
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
None
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Art Style$680
Broadway Bound$475
Jumpstart Readers$680
Library Literature Adventures$680

Reading/Writing Exploration
(Del Mar Pines students only)

$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Ballet$250
Basketball$225
Brain Blast: Build$275
Crafts$275
Lego Building A$225
Math Fun Safari$225
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
TastyTreats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Archery$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Art Style$680
Broadway Bound$475
Library Literature Adventures$680

Reading/Writing Exploration

$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast: Build$275
Crafts$275
Lego Building A$225
Math Problem Solving 3/4$225
Public Speaking$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
TastyTreats$275
Escape Classroom$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Ukulele$250
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$475
Archery$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Art Style$680
Broadway Bound$475

Reading/Writing Exploration

$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast: Build$275
Crafts$275
Lego Building A$225
Math Problem Solving 3/4$225
Public Speaking$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Escape Classroom$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Ukulele$250
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$475
Archery$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Art Style$680
Broadway Bound$475
Response to Literature$680
Who Dunnit?$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Crafts$275
Engaging Math$225
Lego Building A$225
Public Speaking$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Escape Classroom$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Ukulele$250
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Google Coding (8+age)$475
Archery$475

Del Mar Pines School
Summer Discoveries 2020
Session II: July 13 – 30

Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players$475
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast Physics$275
Glee$250
Lego Building A$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Soccer$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Del Mar Pines Players$475
Jumpstart Readers$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast Physics$275
Glee$250
Lego Building A$225
Math Fun Safari$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Soccer$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Broadway Bound$475
Jumpstart Readers$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast Physics$275
Glee$250
Lego Building A$225
Math Fun Safari$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Soccer$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
Broadway Bound$475
Reading/Writing Workshop$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast Physics$275
Brain Power-Skills$275
Glee$250
Math Problem Solving$225
Lego Building A$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Tasty Treats$275
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
Public Speaking$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Coding Google (8+age)$475
Soccer$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
American Girl Reading$680
Broadway Bound$475
Reading/Writing Workshop$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Blast Physics$275
Brain Power-Skills$275
Lego Building A$225
Math Problem Solving$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
Public Speaking$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Coding Google (8+age)$475
Time/SubjectPrice
9:00 - 12:00 noon
American Girl Reading$680
Broadway Bound$475
Reading/Writing Workshop$680
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Brain Power-Skills$275
Engaging Math$225
Lego Building A$225
Monart A$275
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chess$225
Jumprope Stars$225
Lego Building B$225
Monart B$275
Public Speaking$275
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Coding Google (8+age)$475

If you would like to extend your child’s learning and enrichment, please note that the same academic skills are taught in Session I and Session II for Del Mar Pines Players, Broadway Bound, Math, Jumpstart Readers, Reading/Writing Workshop, and Response to Literature through Reading and Writing; however, we utilize different plays, books, novels, and essay topics each session.

Morning/Afternoon Class Schedule with Detailed Class Descriptions

Del Mar Pines Players

Kindergarten and First Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I or Session II: $475

Come Ye, Come Ye! Actors and actresses enhance their oral skills by performing in a mini-musical production. Your child will practice singing, listening and memorization talents while learning songs. This course improves visual motor integration skills while working with paint and other art materials. Students will design and craft costumes in anticipations of a final performance for family and friends.

This is a perfect class for kindergarten and first graders who enjoy acting, singing and drawing. The inherent foundation of the course will emphasize classroom routine, behavioral expectations and productive work habits.


Broadway Bound!

Second through Sixth Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I or Session II: $475

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
  • Create a Play
  • Design Simple Props and Sets
  • Improve Oral Expression, Reading and Memorization Skills

Jumpstart Readers

First and Second Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I or Session II: $680

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

Literature Adventure in the Library (English Language Learners)

First through Second Grade Reading Levels
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I only: $680

Calling all children who love bold characters, fascinating inventions and adventures of all types! Students will build English vocabulary and grammar skills, along with reading and writing abilities, as they explore exciting forms of literature in the DMP library. A variety of fiction and non-fiction resources will serve as inspiration for responding to literature in verbal and written form. Students will have the opportunity to create artistic and project based stories of their own. Library manners and proper care of books will be observed. Students will discover the mysteries and structure of the library and may borrow books for their personal enjoyment. All books will have a due date prior to the end of the session. There will be brief homework assignments, two nights per week, parent-assisted, for students to share vocabulary words and a reading sample. At the end of the session, parents will be offered a 15-minute conference with the teacher to discuss student progress.


Reading & Writing Explorations

Second Grade
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I only: $680

Welcome all in-coming Del Mar Pines second graders to Reading and Writing Explorations. Students will develop several methods of creating effective graphic organizers and use them to create well thought out and detailed papers. In addition to fiction and non-fiction selections, students will experience an in depth novel study. This study will include: vocabulary skills, building comprehension based on concrete evidence from the text, and making real life connections through the development of the plot. During this course, the highly effective 6-Traits Writing model will be used to cultivate the students into strong creative writers. Some homework is required. Del Mar Pines students only.

  • Mind Maps and Plot Development Papers
  • Non-Fiction Story Webs and Informational Reports
  • Novel Study
  • 6-Traits of Effective Writing

Reading/Writing Workshop

Third and Fourth Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I or Session II: $680

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

Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I or Session II: $680

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

Who Dunnit?

Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I Only: $680

Do you love mysteries? Does the idea of being a detective intrigue you? Then this is the class for you! Learn about story elements and vocabulary associated with mystery stories then track these features as you read mystery books. You will even write some short mystery stories of your own!  Use critical thinking strategies, deductive reasoning, and investigative skills when you become a detective and examine evidence to solve a crime. You will test unknown substances, carry out experiments in chromatography and fiber analysis, dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting and more. Come help narrow down the suspect pool and identify “who dunnit!” *Students enrolling in this class should be strong readers and capable writers.


Discover Your Art Style

Second through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session I Only: $680

There is no better way of discovering your own art ‘style’ than first taking a close look at what others have accomplished. Learn about famous artists, their unique techniques, and the art movements/styles they started while doing a variety of two and three-dimensional fun art projects. An assortment of art’-isms’ such as minimalism, mannerism, dadaism, etc. will be discussed and students will create their own artwork (painting, collages, sculptures, etc.) using the same style/techniques. By the end of the session, students will have a better understanding of the art movements/styles; and will be able to discuss the technique that best appeals to them and describes their own work. Taught by Mrs. Robinson.


America At School

Fourth  through Sixth Grades
M – TH: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Session II Only: $680

America at School: Based on the American Girl novels, students will become apprentice historians as they examine schooling from colonial times to present day. America’s past will come alive as they question how schools have changed and how they remain the same. Each week will involve hands-on activities, including cooking and crafts. This course integrates literature, social studies, and language arts.

Math Fun Safari

First and Second Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

Students entering First or Second grade in the fall will travel through a world of math adventures in pursuit of fun with math concepts. While reveling in a safari theme, students will use manipulative tools, modeling clay, paper, toys and iPads to discover and develop functional math skills and awareness of foundational math ideas. Students who are poised to discover the wonders of the math world will have the opportunity to explore:

  • number sense
  • sets
  • geometry
  • fractions
  • money
  • measurement
  • telling time

This is an exploratory class intended to develop confidence and interest in the world of math, not a remedial class focused on “drill” or memorization. Students should come prepared with a sense of adventure and willingness to discover!


Math Problem Solving

Third and Fourth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

Students will enjoy exploring the world of numbers and enhance their mathematical ability through a variety of games and problem solving activities. This class is designed to reinforce, review and extend mathematical concepts, with a focus on problem solving skills in a fun and exciting way!


Academy Public Speaking

Third through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I only: $275

The Academy for Public Speaking offers fun, interactive courses and camps, which empower your child to become a confident, effective communicator and leader. Instructors provide a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment where children are encouraged to creatively express themselves as they develop essential communication and leadership skills. Students participate in fun, interactive lessons and activities to develop confidence, public speaking, and leadership skills.

In addition to learning how to plan and deliver prepared speeches, provide written and verbal peer evaluations, and share impromptu responses, your child will also experience leadership roles such as President, Timer, and “Ah” & “Um” Eliminator. Projects and lessons vary each session.

In addition to gaining confidence, Academy for Public Speaking graduates have shared they earn better grades on presentations and participate more in class. Enrolling your student in public speaking will contribute to their confidence, happiness, and success by developing essential communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

  • The Importance of First Impressions & Introductions – how to make great ones
  • Speech Structure & Topics – organization, writing skills, message, use of stories
  • Introductions, Delivery Techniques & Conclusions – effective methods, common errors, connecting with an audience
  • Building & Projecting Confidence – practice is the key
  • Non-Verbal Communication – eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, body language
  • Verbal Communication – volume, rate, variation, expression, emotion, power
  • Storytelling & Leveraging Language – painting pictures, dialogue, rhetorical devices, transitions
  • Persuasive Speaking – articulating ideas and evoking emotion
  • Impromptu Speaking – thinking on your feet, eliminating “ahs” and “ums”
  • Effective Listening & Evaluation Skills – providing feedback in a friendly, helpful, positive manner

Engaging Math

Fifth and Sixth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

In this game-based class, students will develop positive feelings about math as they improve their confidence, math facts and number competence. Games, computational skill checks, and independent activities all in engaging formats will attract and hold students’ interest! Topics include mixed facts, mental computation, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.


Fun with Crafts

Kindergarten through Sixth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $275

It is important to encourage creativity and a sense of exploration in children. Discover and expand your artistic talent this summer! We provide a comfortable, fun environment for your artists to develop confidence and a positive attitude toward their art. This make-it-and-take-it class is a fantastic way to engage your child in a variety of creative learning activities while developing self-expression, creativity, fine motor skills, imagination and success. All materials included.


Ballet Basics

Kindergarten through Second Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $250

Do you absolutely love to dance? Do you dream about ballet and how to dance? Then this ballet basics camp is for you! Join us for a three-week camp, exploring ballet and dance basics. Students will learn the positions and steps used in ballet and introduced to many classical ballets, such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and more! We will also explore creative movement and bring to life many themed crafts. (Please send /wear leggings/soft shorts and socks or ballet slippers for your child to wear to this camp.)


Glee Club

Kindergarten through Third Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $250

Raise your hand if you love to sing and dance! Have you heard of a Glee Club? It’s the perfect place for students who love to perform pop songs and classic tunes.

Join us for a fun and exciting Glee Club where we will learn about different musical artists, genres, and decades! We will be working to improve our singing voices, and have the chance to sing in both groups and solos. Over the course of three weeks, we will learn fun songs, participate in group-style voice lessons, and perform in a recital at the end of the session! Students will be challenged to explore their favorite musical artists and choose a song they would like to perform at the end of the session. (We will also be designing and making our own Glee Club t-shirt, chosen from one of your very own designs!)


Club Xcite Brain Blast: Let’s Build!

Kindergarten through Fourth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $275

Design, Build and Grow! Join Club Xcite for a hands-on skill building enrichment program encouraging the development of executive functioning and building skills. Each day, students will work on various building projects and kits as they explore a topic that expands their knowledge about the skills that go into being a positive and successful leader in the 21st century.

Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and out of school, and we use our engaging projects as a way for students to apply and generalize their newly acquired executive function knowledge. With Club Xcite, students will receive hands-on personalized attention while learning and building throughout each day.

Skills and projects include but are not limited to:

  • Rocket Creation
  • Kit Day
  • Flying Construction Experiment
  • Model Wood Kit
  • Car Launcher Construction
  • Building Challenges

Stories and Illustrations

Kindergarten and First Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $275

What could be better than having a story read to you (by Mrs. Robinson) after lunch and then using the illustrations in the book as an inspiration to create your own work of art? The children will not only learn about fun authors and illustrators of children’s books, but will be exposed to a variety of art media (drawing, collage, painting and sculpting) and create their own work of art based on these stories.


Monart School of Art Mixed Media Workshops

Kindergarten through Seventh Grades
M – TH: A:12:30 – 1:30 p.m. & B: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session ll only: $275

Each week art camp students will learn how to use multiple media to create exciting pieces of artwork. Students will be given instructions on the highly acclaimed Monart drawing method, along with several tips on how to use various media. (ex: oil pastels, watercolor, rock salt, acrylic paint collage, colored pencils & more!)

Monart Mixed Media Workshops:

Week 1: Ocean Life: Join us on an aquatic adventure as we dive down and explore the depths of the ocean through drawing! Art projects will focus on sea life and ocean habitats. A variety of media will be used such as watercolor, oil pastel, colored pencil, rock salt, sand, and more!

Week 2: Summer Fun! Students will draw fun summer theme activities from beach scenes to sunsets, to 4th of July inspired artworks and crafts.

Week 3: Fantasy & Fiction: Join us for a collection of drawing lessons of our favorite fantasy characters from myth and legend. Examples: Unicorns, Dragons, Castles, Wizards, Trolls, Faeries, Mermaids, Pirates, Star Wars, etc.


Club Xcite Brain Blast: Physics!

Kindergarten through Fourth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $275

Energy, Force, & Experiments! Join Club Xcite for a hands-on skill building enrichment program encouraging the development of executive functioning and building skills focused on physics. Each day, students will work on various physics projects and challenges as they explore a topic that expands their knowledge about the skills that go into being a positive and successful leader in the 21st century. Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and out of school, and we use our engaging projects as a way for students to apply and generalize their newly acquired executive function knowledge. With Club Xcite, students will receive hands-on personalized attention while learning and building throughout each day. Skills and projects include but are not limited to:

  • Mousetrap Racer
  • Vortex Cannon Challenges
  • Oobleck Slime Experiment
  • Centripetal Force Board
  • EXTREME Catapult Challenge
  • Physics Workshop

Club Xcite Brain Power: Executive Functioning Skills!

Third through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $275

Brain Power is a fun, interactive, and activity-based class that utilizes engaging projects and brain-workout games. Students will have a blast learning about the power of their mind’s executive functions while they understand and practice how their brain uses these skills to think critically, stay organized, manage time and obstacles, and maintain focus and attention in their everyday lives. Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and out of school. Strengthening executive functioning skills will certainly make students’ lives much easier and prepare them for future academic success! With Club Xcite, every child will maximize their learning experience. Each class will focus on a different skill and use brain-workout games and challenges to explore the following executive functions: –

  • Time Management
  • Working Memory
  • Task Initiation & Switching
  • Problem Solving
  • Focus & Attention
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Quick Decision Making
  • Organization & Planning
  • Motivation & Accountability

Basketball

Kindergarten through Third Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session l Only: $225

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.


Play-Well TEKnologies Lego® A

Kindergarten through Sixth Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session I or Session ll: $225

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and dive into a massive collection of tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles they also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.

You can create gear cars, castles, airplanes, scissor lifts and more.  Design, build and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Tasty Treats

Kindergarten through Third Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I and II: $275

Bon Appetit! What do rice krispy treats, avocado toast and watermelon star bites all have in common? They are just a few of the delicious and fun snacks we will be baking and creating inTasty Treats class! Join Mrs. Travis for a 3-week Summer Discoveries camp as we learn some basic cooking and baking skills! We will be learning about kitchen safety while we create delicious, healthy snacks and treats. Students will also be decorating their very own apron to wear throughout this camp. You don’t want to miss out on this delicious session!


Ukulele

Third through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I only: $250

It’s summertime!  Want to learn to play the ukulele?  Here is your chance to have fun with a new instrument! In this one-hour class, you will learn to strum and sing favorite folk songs that can be used while enjoying family, friends, or roasting marshmallows around the campfire.  Students will learn music theory, chord progressions, chords and strumming patterns as we learn to sing. We will also play some camp games and enjoy camping snacks as well.  Ukulele, cases and tuners will be available for use at school. There will be a short concert at the end of our session. It’s cool, easy and fun! You are welcome to bring your own ukulele to class.


Club Xcite “The Escape Classroom”

Third through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $275

Evaluate, Solve, and Escape! Club Xcite has created an interactive learning experience that supports students in working together to search for clues, solve mysteries and puzzles to unlock the mystery of the day. The structure provides opportunities for students to acquire 21st century learning skills while having fun! Activities and skills may include: –

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Collaboration
  • Decoding Messages & Locks
  • Riddles
  • Puzzles
  • Scavenger Hunts

Communication Each day, students will solve challenges and apply their new skills as they work towards solving the ultimate Escape Classroom experience.


Academy Public Speaking

Third through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session II only: $275

The Academy for Public Speaking offers fun, interactive courses and camps, which empower your child to become a confident, effective communicator and leader. Instructors provide a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment where children are encouraged to creatively express themselves as they develop essential communication and leadership skills. Students participate in fun, interactive lessons and activities to develop confidence, public speaking, and leadership skills.

In addition to learning how to plan and deliver prepared speeches, provide written and verbal peer evaluations, and share impromptu responses, your child will also experience leadership roles such as President, Timer, and “Ah” & “Um” Eliminator. Projects and lessons vary each session.

In addition to gaining confidence, Academy for Public Speaking graduates have shared they earn better grades on presentations and participate more in class. Enrolling your student in public speaking will contribute to their confidence, happiness, and success by developing essential communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

  • The Importance of First Impressions & Introductions – how to make great ones
  • Speech Structure & Topics – organization, writing skills, message, use of stories
  • Introductions, Delivery Techniques & Conclusions – effective methods, common errors, connecting with an audience
  • Building & Projecting Confidence – practice is the key
  • Non-Verbal Communication – eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, body language
  • Verbal Communication – volume, rate, variation, expression, emotion, power
  • Storytelling & Leveraging Language – painting pictures, dialogue, rhetorical devices, transitions
  • Persuasive Speaking – articulating ideas and evoking emotion
  • Impromptu Speaking – thinking on your feet, eliminating “ahs” and “ums”
  • Effective Listening & Evaluation Skills – providing feedback in a friendly, helpful, positive manner

Monart Mixed Media B

Kindergarten through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30  – 2:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $275

Each week art camp students will learn how to use multiple media to create exciting pieces of artwork. Students will be given instructions on the highly acclaimed Monart drawing method, along with several tips on how to use various media. (ex: oil pastels, watercolor, rock salt, acrylic paint collage, colored pencils & more!)

Monart Mixed Media Workshops:

Week 1: Ocean Life: Join us on an aquatic adventure as we dive down and explore the depths of the ocean through drawing! Art projects will focus on sea life and ocean habitats. A variety of media will be used such as watercolor, oil pastel, colored pencil, rock salt, sand, and more!

Week 2: Summer Fun! Students will draw fun summer theme activities from beach scenes to sunsets, to 4th of July inspired artworks and crafts.

Week 3: Fantasy & Fiction: Join us for a collection of drawing lessons of our favorite fantasy characters from myth and legend. Examples: Unicorns, Dragons, Castles, Wizards, Trolls, Faeries, Mermaids, Pirates, Star Wars, etc.


Play-Well TEKnologies Lego® B

Kindergarten through Sixth Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and dive into a massive collection of tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles they also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.

You can create gear cars, castles, airplanes, scissor lifts and more.  Design, build and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Chess

Kindergarten through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

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 chess 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

Jump Rope Stars

Second through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I or Session II: $225

USA Jump Stars promotes jump rope as a means of creating a healthy body and mind while developing personal values, team spirit and sportsmanship through competition and live performance. Did you like the movie “Jump In”? Learning competitive jump rope tricks are challenging, fun and great exercise! This class will teach single rope, Chinese wheel, two persons on rope, traveler, double Dutch, and long rope. Jump ropes are provided for class and available for purchase to take home. Beginner to Advanced. Bring a smile and we will teach you to jump rope! Wear workout clothing and good jumping shoes.

Google CS First: Intro to Computer Science

Third through Seventh Grades (8+ age)
M – TH: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $475

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.


Google CS First: Intro to Computer Science

Third through Seventh Grades (8+ age)
M – TH: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $475

Explore the world of computer science and coding through fun, hands-on learning! Students will create interactive projects and design 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 animations and interactive games.

The two themes covered in Session 2 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.

*Students must bring their own earbuds/headphones.


Super Soccer

Kindergarten through Third Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session II Only: $475

At Super Soccer the soccer ball is used as the vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also to develop self-confidence, improve gross motor skills and hone socialization skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.

Travel around the countries of the World Cup this summer with Super Soccer Stars! This camp offers a variety of World Cup themed curricula where each day players will learn background about one of the countries, learn the particular skills that the country is known for, and participate in skill-based activities to refine each country’s soccer talents. Players will learn to pass like the Spanish, shoot like the Dutch, and attack with speed like the French! Each day will end with an action-packed Mini World Cup!


Archery Champs

Second through Seventh Grades
M – TH: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session I Only: $475

Archery Champs is dedicated to passing on the values of determination, hard work and personal growth. They believe that these values are crucial to master in order to be leaders and innovators who solve the puzzles of the 21st century. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn archery in a safe environment. Each day every student will learn and practice a new archery skill and then finish the day off with an exciting game like Exploding Balloons, Archery Tic Tac Toe or Simon Says and more.

Students will also discover history through the eyes of the archer! Archery has a long history of helping to defend oneself and provide food. The Archers will share their medieval longbow, load and launch a baseball in a catapult, inspect arrowheads and how the bow and arrow was developed through the years to become the sport that it is today.

General Information

Enrollment

All classes are open to Del Mar Pines students and students who currently do not attend Del Mar Pines.

Classes fill up fast. Register early. Please click the button below to proceed with the online registration.

Summer Registration 2020

You may also download and print the forms or pick them up in our office.

2020 Registration Form
2020 Emergency Form

Tuition

Tuition includes all materials. Full tuition payment is due at the time of enrollment. Registration and payment are accepted via mail, Internet, or you can drop by the office between 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Payment may be made by cash, check or Curacubby. Please make checks payable to Del Mar Pines. Credit cards accepted using our online CuraCubby registration.

Grade Levels

All levels stated in the class descriptions refer to the grade students will be entering in September 2020.

Withdrawal

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.

Cancellation Policy

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 Wednesday, June 17. Be sure your application and tuition have been received by this date.

Attire

Free dress. Closed-toed shoes recommended.

Students attending classes that end at 12:00 noon must be picked up at 12:00 noon. Students enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes stay on campus from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. for lunch and supervised play. Students provide their own snacks, bottled water and lunch. Students attending our afternoon classes only arrive five minutes prior to class.

PICK-UP: there will be a $1 per minute late fee after 5 minutes late.

Del Mar Pines is now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year.
Please call for more information!