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Summer School

Summer School Registration Opens May 13

Campbell River School District offers a variety of classes to help students upgrade their marks and further develop their academic and cultural interests over the summer. Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 can take ONE Summer School course for free. Students cannot register for more than one course.

Summer School 2024 will run from July 2 to July 26. Courses are either two weeks (offered from July 2 to July 12 or July 15 to 26) or run for the full four weeks. 

Summer School courses are filled on a first come, first served basis. After you submit your registration, your child is registered for the program you selected. You will receive an email towards the end of May confirming registration, however you can log into the registration system at any time to see which course your child is registered in under "Scheduled Appointments".

The maximum number of students per course is 24. All courses must have a minimum of 17 students for the course to run.

Please note: Programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Questions or concerns can be emailed to summer.school@sd72.bc.ca

How to Register for Summer School Courses

Parents or caregivers for students in kindergarten to grade 12 must create an account BEFORE you will be able to register. Summer School registration accounts do not carry forward from year to year; you will need to create a new Summer School registration account each year.  

For parents who have children not currently registered at an SD72 school, please email summer.school@sd72.bc.ca address with your child's name and PEN number. 

Create a Summer School Registration Account & Add Your Child(ren): BEFORE MAY 13

Go to https://sd72summerschool.schoolappointments.com/ and click on "Register". Note: you will still need to create an account even if your school uses School Appointments On-Line for student-led conferences/parent teacher interviews. 

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You will need your child(ren)'s PEN number, which can be found on their last report card, under 'Student Details' in the SD72 parent portal/app, or by emailing summer.school@sd72.bc.ca. 

Watch the video below for a walk through on how to create your account and add your child(ren):

 

Register for a Summer School Course:

  1. Choose your top 3 courses from the list below and make a note of their session numbers and course names. Have this list handy when you go to register, just in case your first choice is full.
  2. When registration opens go to https://sd72summerschool.schoolappointments.com/ and log in using the email address and password from your account creation. Click 'Manage Students'.
  3. Click on the booking icon next to the name of the child that you want to register and select your first-choice course from the menu.
  4. If the cell is white, register in the course by clicking on it. The cell will turn green to indicate student registration.

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Unavailable.jpgIf the course you have selected is in a grey cell and has the message "This Course is Fully Booked" that course is full, and you will have to choose another course or add your child's name to the WAITLIST for your preferred course.

Watch the video below for a walk-through on how to register your child for a Summer School course OR download printable instructions HERE.

 

Summer School 2024 Courses

  • French Immersion: Rec & Read

    Come spend two weeks with Mme. Kennedy playing and strengthening your French literacy skills! We will be playing, exploring, and practicing our early literacy skills in French. Our days will include daily lessons to strengthen phonemic awareness, practicing letter names/sounds, and reading in small groups. My goal is to help your child maintain and strengthen their French literacy skills throughout our time together. We will also play fun centres and explore outside!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1 or 2
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Immersion: Lecture, L'art et L'exploration

    This summer school course will give students entering grades 1, 2 or 3 the opportunity to continue practicing their French oral skills while participating in various reading, art, and outdoor activities. Students will practice their phonological awareness skills in whole group activities, play games in small groups, and read with the teacher, Mme Kala. Students will also be creating various art projects over the 2-week course from drawing and crafts to participating in small drama activities and games, en francais. Lastly, students will enjoy time outside exploring local forests/ponds/rivers and playgrounds close to their summer school location.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1 or 2
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Immersion: Magic of Science

    Scientists needed: Enter here for two magical weeks of science exploration! Come kickstart your summer by learning through art, movement, stories, and of course - SCIENCE. Try out new and old experiments, learn by doing, and keep up on your French skills while you are at it.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Immersion: Outdoor Education & Stop Motion

    In this course, we will learn STOP Motion animation techniques and apply them in creating short movies. In addition, we will explore and learn about our natural surroundings. We will go in the forest and look at the trees, the bushes, the flowers, the insects, birds, animals, etc. If possible, we will go to the ocean to explore tidal pools. We will focus on the Core Competencies of the Curriculum, Communication and Social Awareness and Responsibility. All in a French Immersion environment!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Introduction to Green STEM

    Green STEM is an environmentally friendly program that allows students to expand on their current phonics and literacy skills through exploration, questioning, critical thinking, collaboration, and hands-on activities using the problem-solving design process. Through a variety of activities, Green STEM students will practice being logical thinkers, effective communicators, Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Mathematicians (STEM) with a focus on recycled materials and understanding the benefits to our planet that recycling and reusing has. Above and beyond Green STEM exploration, this course will provide daily routines that might typically be found in a classroom. Including, but not limited to morning routines, centres, story time, snack, and recess.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K or 1
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Music and Fine Arts Fun

    Students will practice their oral French language skills through music, drama, dance and art. They will practice French literacy through reading scripts and writing journals. On the last day of the session students will present a short play where they create the sets, props and costumes. This course is open to students learning French for the very first time or students that have been in French Immersion and want to continue to refine their oral language skills.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1 or 2
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    SELebrate Summer!

    Join Miss S this July and SELebrate Summer! In this course, students will participate in a variety of activities that promote language skills, and social emotional skills (SEL). Activities will be tailored to the individual group to help students strengthen their reading, writing and oral language skills inside the classroom, and outdoors. We will practice writing daily, often taking our supplies outdoors to observe our surroundings, create stories and share them with others. We will pair our literacy activities with complimentary art projects, games and physical activities. SEL themes of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making will be introduced and then practiced during free play outside and afternoon centres. Our days will be filled with learning, language, art, games, physical education and fun.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1 or 2
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Animals, Art and Literacy Oh My!

    Join us on a fun adventure where animals, art and literacy meet! Travel to the mountains, rainforests, desserts and oceans and meet the animals that live there. We will meet a variety of animals and explore their habitats. Students will have the opportunity to feed their curiosity, exercise their creativity and explore their imaginations as we learn and create together! We will explore a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting and print making. We will have lots of opportunities to write, listen and read stories. We will practice our decoding, fluency and comprehension skills through whole group, small group and one-on-one lessons. Be prepared for a fun, hands-on, and possibly messy adventure for creative minds!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Building Phonics with Book Making

    Come join Miss Allysha for a fun two weeks of building literacy skills through book making. During our time together, we will work on building our confidence through practicing various phonemic awareness skills (blending sounds, vowel pair rules, strategies to spell tricky words and through being able to hear where sounds fall within a word), build fine motor skills through play and work in small groups to target skills. At the end of the two weeks, your child will walk away with a beautiful book they authored.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Let's Have an Egg-cellent Summer!

    Your children will LOVE learning all about chickens this summer in this 2 week program that offers literacy, art, science, and outdoor exploration! Students will learn about the chicken life cycle, parts of the chicken, parts of the egg, what makes chickens so unique and more! We will incubate chicken eggs right in the classroom and watch our chicks grow after they have hatched! Each day we will engage in science-based art and literacy activities AND spend time outdoors exploring in nature. This play-based course will be child centered, engaging, and educational! Come learn, explore, and have fun!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 1
    Location: Georgia Park
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Young Readers and Designers

    Young Readers and Designers combines literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The goal of this course is to help young readers maintain and grow their literacy and thinking skills over the summer. Every day we will listen to books, read on our own, with a partner and in small groups, review our phonics knowledge and practice our fluency by performing reader's theatre. We will, also, solve design challenges based on the problems the characters in the picture books we read face. We might construct a new bridge for the 3 billy goats to avoid the nasty troll or design a new chair for baby bear.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1 or 2
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Books and Brushes

    Come join us this summer for Books and Brushes! If you love to create art and want to improve your reading skills, then this camp is for you. Over the course of two weeks, we will explore varying artists and their unique styles, including pop art, cartooning, sketching, comic book making and much more. We will also be focusing on our reading abilities, developing our accuracy, fluency, and comprehension through daily reading activities and one-on-one lessons with the teacher. Of course, having fun in the sun and experiencing play, will be important parts of our day! I look forward to spending my summer with you in Books and Brushes!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1 or 2
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Dramatic Arts and Creative Expression

    Do you love to act, create, and express yourself? Join us for an exciting journey into the world of dramatic arts and creative expression! In this course, we'll play fun cooperative games that encourage teamwork, communication, and creativity. We'll explore different aspects of acting, storytelling, and role-playing to bring characters and stories to life. Through improvisation and imagination exercises, we'll learn to think on our feet and express ourselves confidently. Additionally, we'll engage in various creative activities such as drawing, crafting, and storytelling to unleash our artistic talents and explore our emotions. Get ready for a magical adventure where every student is a star!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Camp Kaleidoscope 1 & 2

    Where stories, sports, and wildlife collide! Not sure what to sign up for this season of Summer School? Look no further, this course will have a wide variety of topics and activities, so your child will never be bored! This course will have opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as learning about the local wildlife, plants and trees. Playing outdoor games of all varieties, including going to the splash park or pool. Don’t forget the “hidden learning” when kids are making their own graphic novels. Each student will create at least one of their very own books and learn how to draw cartoon characters such as ‘Catwad’ and ‘Gerald and Piggie’ as well as furthering their reading and writing skills. With only two weeks in the course there will be almost no time to get bored as most days will have something new and fun! Excitingly, this course will be hosted by two teachers making sure your child will feel very well looked after. This will not only be a fun learning course for your child but will also create more opportunities for them to make new friends.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1, 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Drama and Storytelling

    Students will explore the magic of creating, sharing, and performing stories. We will:

    • Learn about story structure and writing/performing for an audience.
    • Practice telling stories through puppets, figurines, drawing, writing, and acting.
    • Re-enact stories, fairy tales and/or legends.
    • Share personal stories/narratives.
    • Build confidence and collaborate with others.
    • Learn about point of view and empathy.
    • Play drama games and have fun!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Fun with Art and French! 

    Hosted by Mme. Anna, come and celebrate diverse perspectives and cultures through visual art while learning French vocabulary! This class is suitable for students with or without French language learning background - anyone looking to boost their skills or learn something new. Students can expect to explore various art-making techniques, as well as diverse picture books, music and other media!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Junior Marine Biologists 1 & 2

    In this hands-on experience, junior marine biologists will learn about the ocean world around them through guided explorations, independent inquiry, and intertidal beach visits. Students will classify ocean animals, study predator/prey relationships, explore animal habitat selection and investigate how humans impact the intertidal zone. Learning will be shared through an inquiry project and daily classroom discussions. The first week will include daily field trips to the nearest intertidal zone to dive right into learning while the second week explores the connections between forests, streams, and ocean habitats.  

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Music and Fine Arts Fun

    Students will practice their oral French language skills through music, drama, dance and art. They will practice French literacy through reading scripts and writing journals. On the last day of the session students will present a short play where they create the sets, props and costumes. This course is open to students learning French for the very first time or students that have been in French Immersion and want to continue to refine their oral language skills.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Creative Team Challenges

    Are you a creative person who enjoys building things, creating plans for new inventions, working as a team to accomplish fun goals? Then this is the course for you!! Invent new toys! Design a future city! Create new super heroes! Build that tallest tower, the most unsinkable ship, the most creative new board game, and much, much more!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Georgia Park
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Passport to Sport

    Students will continue to develop their physical literacy through a variety of sports from around the world. Skill development, sportsmanship and fun will be our focus! Students will keep a passport of the sports and places we explore throughout the course while learning the health benefits of regular physical activity and participating in lifelong sports. Be prepared to be outside having fun and running every day!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    World of Sports

    Spend two weeks learning new skills and playing sports such as soccer, basketball, floor hockey, baseball, football, kickball and more!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Georgia Park
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Introduction to Drama and Acting

    Introduction to Drama and Acting is a 2-week course that teaches the elements of drama, basic structure of a play, the process of being cast in a play, and performing a play at the end of the two weeks. This is done through games, some written work, and through memorization of a script.

    Session 1 Performance: Thursday, July 11
    Session 2 Performance: Thursday, July 25

    Please ensure your student will be able to attend the performance date.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Reading, Writing & PE Games

    Ignite your passion for learning! This 2-week summertime program is designed to provide positive learning experiences to help instill joy and confidence in reading, writing and PE activities. For reading, we will look at the qualities of great literature and target areas to improve reading skill. For writing, we will look at the qualities of non-fiction and fiction writing and apply these concepts to produce creative works. For PE games, skill building and strategic play will allow learners to grow and progress to achieve individual and team success. This curriculum-driven program will uphold the values of caring, respect, and kindness within a community and celebrate the unique contribution that each student brings to the class. Join us for a memorable time of learning!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Creative Adventurers

    In "Artistic Adventurers" we will explore our creative side with arts, crafts and play! We will use our location to our advantage as we take walks to Beaver Lodge Lands, Robron Park and create play spaces near our classroom! Sandowne is nestled in a quiet neighbourhood with over 3 different parks in walking distance. Social emotional learning will be at the forefront of class discussions. Students will recognize the importance of being mindful when creating and exploring. They will learn how to safely express themselves and their feelings through safe class discussions, art and play. Part of the day will include a structured craft or art assignment where kids will explore different mediums to create something they are proud of, the other part of the day will be play based in one of our nearby adventure spots or on school grounds.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Chinese Language & Art

    My name is Xin (Sh-in, sounds like a sword)) and I was born and raised in China. This course focuses on speaking, writing Chinese characters, and hands-on Art. Students will make Panda origami, kite, tiger shoes, clay birds, blue and white porcelain plate, shadow puppet and so much more. This course is fun and easy. By the end of the course, students will be able to greet and count in Chinese, recognizing 50 Chinese characters, and have a heart of loving other country's culture!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    YAMS Jam: Yoga, Art, Music and Story

    In this playful, creative and dynamic session called YAMS Jam, Grade 3-6 students will explore yoga, art, music and storytelling as ways to develop confidence, self-expression and a connection to self, each other and nature. Each day will include an opportunity to learn and practice new yoga poses, design yoga/movement sequences, create art, appreciate music through movement, explore stories and connect as a community. We will spend time both indoors and outdoors; activities will balance quiet/calm with invigorating and energetic energy.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Full STEAM into Summer

    Let's start off the summer with some STEAM! In this hands-on camp, students will explore aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with a summer twist. Students will design and build their own prototypes, test personal hypotheses and explore electric circuits. Activities such as building your own solar powered oven to bake smores, creating non-newtonian fluids, and making your own wire circuit bug will all be included in this educational and engaging camp. We will also take our exploration outside whenever possible to identify and learn about local plants and insects. If you love science and creating, Full STEAM into Summer is the camp for you!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5 or 6
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Music Exploration

    Are you interested in learning an instrument? Do you already know how to play one? Would you like to play music with other kids? If yes is the answer to any of these questions, then Music Exploration is for you! Join Mr. James for an opportunity to learn how to play ukulele, percussion, xylophone, keyboard, guitar and more. All abilities are welcome, and singing is encouraged. In Music Exploration, you will work together to learn to play songs in an ensemble and develop your performance skills. When not practicing, there are also many opportunities to play fun music games, sing songs, and go outside to create music. Let’s explore music together!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Welcome to Southgate

    The program would act as a bridge between elementary and middle school. It would ease the anxiety of students moving up to Southgate. It would be a mix of basic middle school academics, PE, school orientation, and fun.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: Southgate
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Welcome to Phoenix 1 & 2

    Step into the exhilarating world of Phoenix Middle School, where adventure awaits around every corner! Calling all brave Grade 6 students of Ecole Phoenix Middle School, get ready to embark on an epic journey of discovery and friendship in our thrilling Welcome to Phoenix session! Say goodbye to those nerves and hello to excitement as you dive headfirst into the heart of our school. No map needed here – you'll conquer every nook and cranny, mastering the art of navigating our bustling halls like a seasoned explorer. But wait, there's more! Prepare to venture beyond the classroom as you explore the vibrant surroundings of our campus. From hidden courtyards to secret spots, every corner holds a new mystery waiting to be uncovered. And let's not forget about the friendships waiting to be forged! With exhilarating games, captivating activities, and teamwork like no other, you'll be building bonds that last a lifetime. But hey, it's not all about fun and games (although there's plenty of that too!). You'll sharpen your mind with engaging numeracy and literacy challenges, unleashing your full potential both inside and outside the classroom. So buckle up, adventurers! This is your chance to shine, to conquer, and to thrive as you journey into the thrilling world of middle school. Get ready to spread your wings and soar higher than ever before – because at Phoenix Middle School, the sky's the limit!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Electrifying Scientastic Artistic Fun

    Let's get crazy with science. We will do the following and more… To begin we will learn about electricity as well as series and parallel circuits. After playing around with static electricity and circuits, we will then try get a diode bulb to light using everyday items such as potatoes, lemons, and whatever else we want to try using. Once we are done playing around with circuits, we will create artwork that lights up. From there we will learn about energy sources such as solar energy, hydropower, and wind energy. We will then build a working model of a mini solar car and maybe a working model of a wind turbine. Once we are finished with electricity, we will become mad scientists and conduct a variety of experiments to learn about the scientific process. We will first learn about acid and bases and test a variety of substances to find their PH level. This will be our start to learning about chemistry. We will use what we learn to make elephant toothpaste, shrink and grow gummy bears (osmosis), send film canisters high into the sky, make sherbet that we get to eat along with potato candy that we also get to it. Finally, we will try our hand at engineering and build balloon cars, paper airplanes, and marble tracks – to name a few. So, come join in on a two-week hands-on science adventure.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Build & Play: Minecraft School Building and Outdoor Games

    Embark on an unforgettable summer adventure! Join us for an exciting two-week program where students collaborate to design and build their own virtual Penfield Elementary using Minecraft Education Edition. Throughout this interactive journey, your child will not only unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills but also dive into math concepts like measurement, geometry, and data analysis to accomplish the task. But wait, there's more! Recognizing the importance of staying active, we've woven outdoor games and activities into our curriculum, ensuring students remain energized and engaged. As they construct Penfield Elementary, they'll gain an intimate understanding of the school's layout, fostering a sense of familiarity and connection with their current and future learning environment. It's the perfect blend of academic enrichment and summer fun, where every day brings new adventures and discoveries. Enroll your child today and let the journey begin!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Judo Math

    In this course we will be developing the fundamentals of Judo, gaining self-control and self-discipline, while simultaneously sharpening the skills you need for Math class. The Judo class will be centered around basic beginner techniques of grappling. The math focus will be based on basic skills in geometry, fractions, estimation...etc.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science Magic

    Students will delve into the mysteries of science through hands-on activities and group labs that explore amazing natural phenomena: the behavior of water, fizzy chemical reactions, slippery slime, electricity, magnets, and gravity. Students will make predictions, replicate experiments with their lab partners in a fun and safe environment, and present their own ideas, findings and tricks to the class. Each day will include science-based 'magic' tricks on a new theme (secrets fully revealed), as well as a variety of games, friendly contests, and even juggling tutorials! Come for the magic, stay for the science and good times!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Have Fun with French Immersion!

    This summer, have fun speaking French! We will play speaking and numeracy games, do a little reading together, make comic strips, and maybe even make a green screen movie! For anyone who will be attending Phoenix French Immersion in the fall.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    An Engineering Nightmare... No Wait... It's Simple Machines

    OMG... Get ready for two weeks full of hands-on fun that will get you thinking and creating. Lets turn an engineering nightmare into an engineer's dream. How will we do this... We will first learn about all six simple machines. We will learn about one each day and take on challenges that have us use the simple machine we learn about that day. The last four days will have us create, build, and test different structures and identify the simple machines used. Our final day will be taking on a challenge that incorporates all six simple machines. So, what kind of things will we do? Well, a few things include making a mousetrap car, catapult, paper airplanes, pulley systems, marble run, and many other challenges… Come bring your imagination, creativity, patience, perseverance (a never give up attitude - a willingness to keep trying over and over again until you succeed), and enthusiasm on an engineering adventure through simple machines and learn how they can make work easier all while building and creating with hands-on activities.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Nature's Classroom  

    Join us as we immerse ourselves in the great outdoors, exploring hiking trails, developing skills in identifying local plants and learning their traditional indigenous names and uses.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Middle School Design and Technology

    In Design and Technology, we will learn about being technologically aware while being digitally healthy and safe. We will explore the logic in which computer, mobile and tablets are based upon in a fun and interactive way through projects that will take us outside, in the classroom and into the computer lab.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Southgate
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Net Sports: Skill, Strategy and Fitness Development

    Interested in learning the rules, foundational skills, and strategies involved in net sports like volleyball and badminton? Over these two weeks, students will be provided with an introduction for those who are new to net sports (absolute beginners are welcome) while also demonstrating next steps for students who are looking to extend their skills and confidence in these fun, competitive sports through an inclusive environment. Students will learn drills that they can practice on their own to develop their skills, and they will be supported in creating personalized training programs that can improve their fitness specific to net sports. There will be lots of opportunity to learn through real scrimmages and games!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6 or 7
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Territory Invasion Ball Sports: Skill Strategy and Fitness Development

    Interested in learning the rules, foundational skills, and strategies involved in territory invasion sports like basketball, soccer and flag football? Over these two weeks, students will be provided with an introduction for those who are new to territory invasion sports (absolute beginners are welcome) while also demonstrating next steps for students who are looking to extend their skills and confidence in these fun, competitive team sports. Students will learn drills that they can practice on their own to develop their skills, and they will be supported in creating personalized training programs that can improve their fitness specific to territory invasion ball sports. There will be lots of opportunity to learn through real scrimmages and games!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6 or 7
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Art Exploration

    Calling all creative types!! Are you ready to ART your heart out? In this course we will explore different styles, techniques and learn about some famous artists! Prepare to get messy, experiment with different mediums, and build your artistic skills! We will work on personal projects, group projects, and then host our own art show for our families to come see at the end of the course.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Media for Beginners

    This is a course that is based on story telling - not just with words! We will explore telling stories with digital art, photography and video. In this course we will learn about what makes a good story, touch on basic art concepts, practice photography and video skills, and have lots of fun while doing it! We will spend the first week learning about media and story telling, then the second week we will be working on our final projects! We will end this course by inviting our families to come check out our work with a walk-around type show and tell!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Baking Bonanza

    Welcome to Baking Bonanza! Prepare to unleash your inner chef as you learn fundamental baking skills and experiment with sweet and savory recipes during our two-week long session. Each day, we will focus on a new recipe and technique. From crafting delicate pastry doughs to creating delicious breads from scratch, each day presents a new opportunity for culinary exploration. A wide variety of recipes will be featured in this program, such as soft pretzels, pie, focaccia bread, and cookies. Students will also have a chance to help choose some of the recipes we make.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Cooking Around the World

    Welcome to "Cooking Around the World," where young culinary adventurers embark on a global journey of flavors, cultures, and delicious discoveries! This session offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring chefs to explore the diverse cuisines of different countries while honing their cooking skills in a fun and supportive environment.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Movement for Health & Wellbeing: Physical Literacy

    Students will enhance their physical literacy and connection to the land through diverse activities like swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, various sports and games, and beach and forest exploration. Ideal for those eager to delve into nutrition, anatomy, biomechanics, and training while boosting fitness, confidence, mental health, and energy levels. This course is tailored for students seeking an active lifestyle and looking to channel their excess energy into meaningful pursuits.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Printmaking

    In today's digital age, the art of printmaking stands out as a timeless craft that combines tradition with innovation. This proposed summer course aims to introduce students to a diverse range of printmaking techniques, fostering their creativity and enabling them to express themselves through this captivating medium. From classic methods like screen printing and linoleum prints to experimental techniques such as cyanotype and turmeric printing, participants will embark on a journey of artistic discovery.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Mathletes

    Mathletes is a course designed for students who want to increase their numeracy skills going into Gr. 8 or 9 Mathematics and get some exercise/play games in a group setting. We will spend half our time working in small groups and individually through math problems that will challenge our numeracy skills and the other half of class will be spent doing Physical Education style activities indoors and outdoors. Some common PE activities would be ultimate frisbee, kickball, tennis baseball, basketball, bocce and games based on student interest.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 7 or 8
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Leadership Training

    Great leaders are made here! This 2-week summertime program is designed to empower students for leadership within a school, sport team, workplace, or in the greater community. Through a series of daily challenge activities, students will begin a journey of discovering their unique set of leadership strengths, encouraging growth in these areas, and selecting the best opportunities where each will thrive and shine. We will dive into examining the values and ethics of inspiring leaders and the occasions for where they exercised courageous decision-making. We will also have an opportunity to practice mentoring leadership by matching up with a younger buddy class. Students who complete this course will be competent in the foundational pillars for outstanding leadership and have greater understanding of their leadership potential. Join us and become the leader that you were meant to be!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 7, 8 or 9
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 15-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Grade 9 Math and Science Preview/Review

    Would you like a preview of what you will learn in grade 9 math and science or a refresher before starting grade 10 math and science? This course will help you feel confident and prepared to start the school year with a solid foundation of essential Math/Science 9 skills. We will learn about some of the key concepts covered in grade 9 science including how electric circuits work and the fundamentals of naming chemical compounds. Some of the math concepts we will cover are algebra, operations with polynomials, and exponent laws. Learning is catered to the needs of the individual student. Don't miss this opportunity to level up your academic performance in math and science!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 8 or 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Grade 10 Prep

    Gear up for Grade 10! This 4-week summertime prep course is designed to introduce students to all core subjects offered in Grade 10: English 10, Foundations of Mathematics 10, Workplace Mathematics 10, Science 10, and Social Studies 10. Following a learner-centered, structured inquiry-based approach, students will seek to make relevant, practical connections. Students will be taught the “best practices” and handy study skill tricks. Students who complete this course will have a framework of understanding for each subject and a sound foundation for the rest of their high school years. Hope that you will join us on this learning journey!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Math 10 Prep

    This course will provide students a learning bridge between Math/Science 9 into Workplace Math 10 and Science 10. In this course students will preview skills and concepts that are foundational to success in grade 10. The math portion of the course will focus on proportional reasoning, working with percents, and problem solving/real-world math applications.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science 10 Prep

    The science portion of the course will include learning in atomic theory and the periodic table, writing chemical formulae and introductions to balancing chemical equations and potential and kinetic energy calculations.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 9
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 2-12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of FMP 10 skills and concepts for students wishing to upgrade their Math 10 grade and better prepare themselves for the rigors of Math 11. This is for students who have previously taken the course. The course is for the full month of July.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 10, 11 or 12
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: July 2-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Social Studies 11/12

    Comparative Cultures 12 or Political Studies 12

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 11 or 12
    Location: Carihi
    Dates and Times: July 2-26 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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