Jun
10
to Jul 26

Summer Fun

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Space Explorers Camp
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Space Explorers Camp

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Does your child love all things Space related?  Then this is the summer camp for them!  Our campers will go in depth and learn about our solar system with a hands on approach. They'll learn about the planets, the phases of the moon and what life is like in space.  

Campers participate in a variety of fun and engaging hands-on projects like designing their own air rocket, making clay shuttles, and designing a spacesuit.  They'll spend the week making new friends who love space science too, doing individual, partner and group projects throughout the week. Activities include:

  • a field trip to the Planetarium at Hartnell College

  • launching air rockets at MIRA (Monterey Institute of Research in Astronomy)

  • making Alka Seltzer rockets

  • clay shuttles

Ages: 9 - 12 (students who have COMPLETED 4th, 5th, or 6th grade)
Date: July 8 - 12, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: The Lyceum
Instructor: Erin Sawyer
Class Size: Limited to 10 students
Fee: $260

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Adventures in Lego Robotics Programming
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Adventures in Lego Robotics Programming

Get immediately hands-on with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Set and software, exploring the boundless world of robotics and engineering. Combining intuitive drag-and-drop programming with the possibilities of the LEGO building system, this exploratory experience encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity from day one.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

Ages: 11 - 13 (For students CURRENTLY enrolled in Grade 6, 7, or 8)
Dates: July 15 - 19, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Cooper
Location: The Lyceum
Class Size: Limited to 10 students
Fee: $285

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Digital Photo Camp
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Digital Photo Camp

Discover Digital Photography with this fun and hands-on Summer Camp. This camp will help you succeed in making beautiful photographs and understand how your camera works to capture light and motion.

This camp offers hands-on learning, one-on-one instruction, daily lessons, walking field-trips, and an introduction to Adobe Lightroom to post-edit their photographs. Topics covered are the exposure triangle a.k.a. manual camera functions (ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture), depth of field, and motion. Students will have an understanding of how the camera interprets light and we will discuss composition techniques students can apply to their daily image making.

We will explore taking pictures of a variety of subjects, focusing on topics such as black and white, color, shapes, textures, leading lines, landscape and portraits.
*This camp requires a LOT of walking.  Students should be comfortable walking for most of the day each day.  

Camera requirements: Students must have their own DSLR digital camera (18-55mm)

Ages: 11 - 15
Dates: July 22 - 26, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructors: Dina Santos
Class Size: Limited to 10 Students
Fee: $280

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“In The Mix” Mixed Media Collage Camp
Jun
24
to Jun 28

“In The Mix” Mixed Media Collage Camp

Art campers, join us for mixed media collage and summer fun! Experience the freedom of creative expression “in the mix” as you choose which techniques and mediums you are interested in exploring each day. Local artist and instructor Lisa Handley will provide plenty of inspiration, how to’s, project ideas and materials for your collage enjoyment. Doodles and drawings, hand lettering, stencils, stamps, prints and paints, paper and card stock, upcycled materials and more… what will you mix and match to create your unique collage art?!

Students can also select from different prompts such as color, shape, pattern, word or theme as a focus for your media mixing and art making. Project possibilities during camp week will include artwork, artist trading cards, notecards, journals and vision boards you can keep for yourself or give to family and friends.

Give your child the opportunity to personalize their own mix of creativity during this art camp!

Ages: 11 - 15
Dates: Jun 24 - 28, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructor: Lisa Handley
Class Size: Limited to 8 Students
Fee: $240

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Magic, Myth, and Monsters!
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Magic, Myth, and Monsters!

Explore the unseen corners of imagination where legend and myth lurk in this week-long camp taught by local artist Dana Goforth.

Using clay, recycled materials, and other materials we will explore hidden realms to create dimensional sculptures We will touch on everything from Greek Mythology, alien modes of transportation, dinosaurs, and Mayan pyramids, to Aboriginal dream-time and Hopi Kachina myths. Projects include dinosaurs sculptures, masks of the world, fairy catchers, and spiritual aspects of several cultures.

Ages: 10 - 14
Dates: June 17 - 21, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Instructor: Dana Goforth
Location: The Lyceum
Class Size: Limited to 8 Students
Fee: $240

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Scientific Illustration: Bugs, Plants, Birds and Rocks
Jun
10
to Jun 14

Scientific Illustration: Bugs, Plants, Birds and Rocks

In this camp, students will learn to observe and draw the natural environment. We will introduce basic techniques of scientific illustration in black-and-white and color media. Students will create artwork based on close observations of specimens and live subjects.

The topics covered will include:

• Drawing insects from pinned specimens
• Flower dissection and illustration
• Sketching local bird species
• Creating maps and cross-sections of local geology

At the end of the camp, students will create a bound nature journal of their work. This camp will develop observational and artistic skills and foster engagement with the natural world.

Ages: 11 - 15
Dates: Jun 10 - 14, 2019
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructor: Erin Hunter & Emily Underwood
Class Size: Limited to 8 Students
Fee: $240

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