Lower school summer activities for kids San Diego California

DAY CAMP

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  • Lancer Day Camp (Junior Kindergarten)

     
    Instructor: Parker Staff 
    Grade Level: For rising Junior Kindergarten students 
    Students must be 4 years old before the start of the Camp

    Join us for a full day camp (7:30 am-3:30 pm) filled with adventure and fun in a supportive and enriching environment. Morning and afternoon activities will include science experiments, arts, cooking and more...

    Note: Francis Parker School's extended care, transportation, and food services will not be available for Lancer Day Camp. Please provide a nut-free bagged lunch and snack. 

    7:30 am-8:30 amCheck-In and Free Exploration
    8:30 am-9 am Morning Circle
    9 am-9:30 am Playground
    9:30 am-9:45 amSnack
    9:45 am-10 amRestroom Break/Transition
    10 am-11 am Morning Centers/Whole Group
    11 am-12 pmLunch and Playground
    12 pm-12:45 pmTransition and Rest Time
    12:45 pm-1:15 pmFree Exploration
    1:15 pm-2:15 pmAfternoon Centers/Whole Group
    2:15 pm-3 pmSnack and Free Exploration
    3 pm-3:15 pmClean Up
    3:15 pm-3:30 pm Closing Circle

    Dates:
    August 5-August 9
    August 12-August 16
    August 19-August 23
    August 26-August 30

    Times: 
    7:30 am-3:30 pm

    Price: $295/Week
  • Lancer Day Camp (SK-Grade 5)

    Instructor: Parker Staff 
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 5 students 

    Join us for a full day camp (7:30 am-3:30 pm) filled with adventure and fun in a supportive and enriching environment. Morning and afternoon activities will include science experiments, arts, cooking and more...

    Note: Francis Parker School's extended care, transportation, and food services will not be available for Lancer Day Camp. Please provide a nut-free bagged lunch and snack. 

    SK-5th Grade students will be divided into the following two groups to provide developmentally appropriate activities geared to their grade band: Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 or Grade 3-Grade 5.

    7:30 am-8:30 amCheck-In and Free Exploration
    8:30 am-9 am Morning Meeting
    9 am-9:30 am Playground
    9:30 am-9:45 amSnack
    9:45 am-10 amTransition
    10 am-11 am Morning Centers/Whole Group
    11 am-12 pmLunch and Playground
    12 pm-12:30 pmStop the World
    12:30 pm-1 pmFree Exploration
    1 pm-2:15 pmAfternoon Centers/Whole Group
    2:15 pm-3 pmSnack and Free Exploration
    3 pm-3:15 pmClean Up
    3:15 pm-3:30 pm Closing Meeting

    Dates:
    August 5-August 9
    August 12-August 16
    August 19-August 23
    August 26-August 30

    Times: 
    7:30 am-3:30 pm

    Price: $295/Week

EDUCATIONAL SKILL BUILDING

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  • Little Explorers JK

    Instructor: Shelby Dias
    Grade Level: Students enrolling in Junior Kindergarten, Little Explorers must be 4 years old before the start of the summer program. Additional forms will also be sent to families after registration and must be completed prior to the first day of camp.

    Our summer program is a great way to transition your child(ren) into the school year. Whether your child will be attending Parker or not in the fall, the summer program serves as a time for your child to acquaint themselves with other children and school.  
     
    The week to week flexibility allows us to get to know your child as well as give you the freedom to plan summer vacations! The program is designed to be fun and engaging, allowing many opportunities for your child to explore and participate in various age-appropriate activities. We will be teaching school routines, encouraging social/emotional development, and providing exposure opportunities to math and phonics. Along with academics, our weeks will be themed for exciting new adventures such as, ocean, patriotic, animals, colors and more. Our themes will shape our story time, arts and crafts and make the summer a memorable experience. Not only will your child become comfortable at school, they will also have the opportunity to attend swim lessons (twice a week) with their new friends. We travel to a local swim center with highly trained staff members, that acclimate your child to swimming. Since our program is also licensed we are required to have a rest period in the middle of the day, your child will be allowed to bring a fun stuffed animal to help comfort them. This summer program is meant to instill a love of learning and lay the foundation for the following school year. Your child will surely learn and learn to love school during JK Little Explorers Summer Program!
     
    Dates:  
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
     
    Price:  $500/Week
  • Little Explorers SK

    Instructor: Ivonne Mendoza
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten students

    Our summer program is a great way to transition your child(ren) into the school year. Whether your child will be attending Parker in the fall or not, the summer program serves as a great tool for a successful school year!

    The week to week flexibility allows us to get to know your child as well as give you the freedom to plan summer vacations! During the time we get to spend together, we expose the children to lots of fun and exciting new content, a routine, and they get to make new friends! We focus on things such as structure (transitions, rotations, following a schedule), lots of social skills (indoor/outdoor play time, group activities), arts and crafts activities to refine fine motor skills, and a basic introduction to activities that promote foundational phonics and math. All of this is done in a relaxed and fun environment to pique our young camper’s curiosity! Our weeks are broken down into various themes such as ocean, insects & bugs, colors, and more! In our day to day fun, we also include swim lessons twice a week at a local swim center (Noonan) equipped with trained swim coaches and lifeguards. Your child will surely learn and learn to love school during SK Little Explorers Summer Program!

    Dates:  
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Price: $500/Week
  • Grade 1 JumpStart

    Instructor: Dr. Amanda Brown
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 1 students

    This course is designed to provide rising Grade 1 students with literacy and math skills that help sustain reading levels and build general learning skills during the summer months. Independent Reading, Guided Reading, Math, and Writer’s Workshop – all presented with a fun, thematic twist – are the cornerstones of this JumpStart course. Classes promise to be engaging and entertaining, with an overarching academic focus.  

    Each week will have a different theme that will guide our activities for the week. 

    Dates:
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week
  • Grade 2 JumpStart

    Instructor: Patti Diaz
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 2 students
     
    Each class consists of equal portions of reading, writing and mathematics applications. Students enjoy fun daily lessons that focus on a variety of artistic projects and expressions. At the conclusion of this class, students are better prepared for the upcoming fall term at their new grade level. A small teacher to students ratio ensures an optimum learning environment.  

    Each week will have a different theme that will guide our activities for the week. 

    Dates:
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week
  • Grade 3 JumpStart

    Instructor: Gabriela Calixto
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3 students

    Students will hit the ground running in September having reinforced both literacy and math skills acquired during the summer. Children dive into fun books with our “literature circle” discussions, hone vocabulary skills, focus on paragraph construction, and develop their prose through daily writing adventures.  Students also prepare and build math skills that will reappear when the fall term begins. This course takes a hands-on, group-oriented approach with lessons taught in a fun, purposeful manner.

    Each week will have a different theme that will guide our activities for the week. 

    Dates:
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Price: $250/Week
  • Grade 4 JumpStart

    Instructor: John Bonito
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 4 students

    In Jumpstart Grade 4, students will take a sneak peek at some of the topics they’ll see next year! We will brush up on the math concepts they learned in third grade while using fun, project-based learning to introduce them to some of the math they’ll see in fourth. “Fourth Grade Rats” will be one of the books we’ll read, and we’ll practice narrative, expository, and persuasive writing techniques with fun, engaging prompts.  It is sure to be a blast all-around!

    Dates:
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Each week will have a different theme that will guide our activities for the week. 

    Times:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week

WORLD LANGUAGE

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  • Fun with Spanish: Vamos a Jugar

    Instructor: Fabi Heredia
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    Vamos a Jugar is designed for students both wishing to retain their Spanish language skills as well as for those wishing to increase their Spanish language ability and cultural competency. Students will thrive in this high-energy immersion approach where they play games, sing, dance, exercise, draw and sample new foods. A variety of learning strategies and activities are used to achieve maximum engagement and participation, including culturally-relevant field trips. 
     
    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30am–12:30pm
     
    Price: $250/Week
  • Fun with Chinese

    Instructor: Mary Wu
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten and Grade 2 students

    This course provides rising Senior Kindergarten through Grade 2 students (or other primary grade students with instructor permission) with a basic grasp of Chinese Mandarin and Chinese culture through a variety of fun and interactive activities. Components of the learning experience include an introduction to traditional games, crafts, and songs. No previous study in Chinese is required.
     
    Dates: July 22-July 26

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week

SCIENCE, MATH, AND BEYOND

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  • Forest Kindergarten

    Instructor: Kimberly Sabiston
    Grade Levels: For rising Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 students
     
    Forest Kindergarten presents a unique nature-based early childhood education program, offered currently worldwide.  The class introduces rising Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 students to nature’s classroom and helps them learn to connect with nature.  With a daily rhythm (or schedule), the class incorporates nature-based exploration, singing, authentic imaginary play, crafting, storytelling and building a variety of socialization skills. With the adjacent canyon serving as our classroom, students immerse themselves in a whole-body sensory experience that gives them a deeper connection with hands-on learning within nature.

    Each day, students should wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a small hiking backpack with a clip in front with a change of clothes in a plastic bag, a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, and already applied sunscreen (Optional bug spray).

    Daily “Rhythm”/Schedule

    8:30-9:30 am:  Canyon Exploration; Sign Up for Daily Jobs
    Students make their way into the nearby canyon where the sky, trees and the living Earth transform into our outdoor classroom. Students learn about flora and fauna, while exploring their local habitat. Daily, the canyon offers a host of new adventures to spark the natural curiosity and imagination of each child. Students choose jobs for the day, which include helping with hand washing, as well as setting up for our morning snack and teatime picnic.
     
    9:30-10 am:  Gratitude Circle; Circle Time Gathering
    Gathered, students participate in a “gratitude circle.” Introductions and announcements for the morning follow with circle time where students join in a group song, beginning with “Good Morning, Dear Earth.”
     
    10-10:15 am: Hand Washing + Daily Jobs Completed
    Assigned tasks for students include dispensing soap and handing out towels to dry hands. Each student will be asked to hang his or her towel on a branch to dry. A discussion of proper outside hygiene and wellness takes place.
     
    10:15-10:45 am:  Teatime; Morning Snack; Group Storytelling
    After washing hands, students gather on blankets for teatime, storytelling and snack. Once everyone is gathered on blankets, teatime songs and storytelling follows. Storytelling helps students practice listening, as well as building their imagination and language skills.  Students who have signed up to help with teatime preparation and snack-related jobs spring into action. Students practice proper teatime etiquette, as well.
     
    10:45-11:45 am:  Nature-Based Craft Activities
    These activities are child-driven and rotate daily or weekly, depending on the maturity and curiosity levels of the enrolled students. Activities incorporate hands-on work that focuses on acquiring and strengthening fine motor skills.  The development of a variety of social skills will also be emphasized, including sharing, taking turns, building teamwork, and enhancing communication.

    11:45-12 pm:  Closing Circle Time
    We say goodbye to the canyon for the day, review the morning’s activities and preview the next day’s program. Closing Circle includes a song, then we grab our backpacks and head out of the canyon to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria.
     
    12– 12:30 pm:  Lunch in the Parker cafeteria.  
     
    Dates:  
    Session I, (3 Week Course)
    June 24 -28
    July 1-5
    July 8-12

    Session II, (3 Week Course)
    July 15 -19
    July 22-26
    July 29-August 2

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Price:
     $900/3 Week Course
  • Peace of Nature

    Instructor: Kimberly Sabiston
    Grade Levels: For rising Grade 2- Grade 5 students

     of Nature presents a unique “Forest School” nature-based education program. The class introduces rising Grade 2-5 students to nature’s classroom and helps them learn to connect with nature. With a daily rhythm (or schedule), the class incorporates nature-based exploration, singing, authentic imaginary play, daily journaling sit-spots, and different weekly nature crafting activities which could include projects such as; wood whittling, nature’s jewelry, knitting and sewing, basket weaving, archery, shelter building, knots and cordage making, bird ornithology, animal tracking, local plant identification with herbalism and foraging practices. With the adjacent canyon serving as our classroom, students immerse themselves in a whole-body sensory experience that gives them a deeper connection with hands-on learning within nature.

    Each day, students should wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a small hiking backpack with a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes, a small pillow or blanket for sit-spot, a hat, and already applied sunscreen (optional bug spray).  

    Daily “Rhythm”/ Schedule
    12:30 pm-1 pm      Check in and Canyon Exploration
    1 pm-1:15 pm        Daily Journaling at Sit Spots (A practice of Mindfulness and Nature Connection)
    1:15 pm-1:30 pm   Gratitude Circle Gathering
    1:30 pm- 2:30 pm  Daily Crafting Projects
    2:30 pm- 3 pm       Afternoon Teatime and Picnic Snack
    3 pm- 3:15 pm       Sharing and Journaling the “Nature” item of the day
    3:15 pm- 3:30 pm  Closing Circle Gathering and Pack up

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Price: $250/Week
  • Rockin' Robotics

    Instructor: Lauren St. John Lopez
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 4 and Grade 5 students

    Led by Parker faculty member, Lauren St. John Lopez, students will explore the ever-expanding world of coding and robotics using Lego Mindstorm EV3 sets. Students will learn how to program and redesign robots to navigate various challenges including mazes, robotic animals, launching a space mission, & a robot dance party! This camp is a great fit for students new to coding, and those who have previous experience. Come join the fun!

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    June 24 -28
    July 1-5
    July 8-12

    Times: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Price: $750/3 Week Course
  • Robo.Camp

    Instructor: Ryan Griggs
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 8 students

    Produce a robot that will be used in a competition game, alliance vs. alliance. A one-week version of what competition robot teams do throughout the year.

    This day camp, offered for the fifth summer on Parker’s Linda Vista campus, is open to rising (entering) Grade 3 to rising (entering) Grade 8 students. Robo.Camp builds on the concept of game value and teamwork to produce an exciting learning experience focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Robo.Camp designs, implements and delivers unique game experiences for LEGO® and VEX EDR platforms to the students. Grade 3-6 students use the LEGO® robotics platform, while Grade 7-8 students use the VEX robotics platform. The camp is directed by experienced FIRST Robotics team adult mentors and supporting robotics students, collaborating to produce the best possible and personalized event for the campers.

    Students work in groups to construct a robot to meet the specifications defined by the selected game, positioning them at the end of the week for a competition that showcases their designs and achievements. On the final day of competition, parents and friends will be encouraged to attend. (Successful completion of this Camp aligns with the Boy Scouts Robotics Merit Badge.)  

    For additional camp information, please visit technologycamps.org or contact Mr. Griggs directly, or the Summer Program office on 858/ 569-7900, Ext. 4109.   

    Dates: July 15–July 19

    Times: 8 am –12 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week
  • Discovering Your Ocean World

    Instructor: Caitlyn Toropova
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 5-Grade 8 students
    Enrollment limited to 16 students

    Imagine learning about all the fish in the sea, then using real fish in an art project, and then using a seine net to collect and study fish in Mission Bay! Now imagine meeting with a marine mammal trainer and learning about whales and dolphins, then creating a huge whale out of paper mache! This camp will give you an opportunity to learn about ocean-based concepts in the lab and classroom and then participate in a field activity off campus. There will be 1-2 field trips per week including weekly visits to SD Bay to monitor water quality, Birch Aquarium to study invertebrates, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Hubbs Research Institute to speak with experts, a beach clean up and fish seine, and hopefully snorkeling with leopard sharks! (Note: These are the planned trips are, weather and specialist contingent.)

    Having a working knowledge of the environment in which one lives can help students become stewards and champions of their own resources. Many students and their families participate in ocean sports but few have a deeper understanding about the pollution, protection, or basic flora and fauna of the marine environment. This camp will use local experts, art,  technology and the surrounding marine and coastal areas as a hands-on lab to learn about Marine Science (including marine biology, marine chemistry, and environmental issues).

    Dates:  
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am –12 pm

    Price:
    $1,000/3 Week Course
  • Junior Power and Energy

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    Get ready for a shock in this energetic and engaging engineering experience!  Students explore marine, mechanical, and environmental engineering and learn about clean energy sources and how simple machines help make our lives easier. Students explore the foundational concepts of potential and kinetic energy by building their very own toys. Additionally, students will explore natural power and energy sources such as falling water and the sun.

    Dates: July 8-July 12

    Times:
     8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Pirate Academy

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    Pirates have to engineer ways to build their ship, load it up and sail around the world. In this program, students explore industrial and marine engineering as they design their own boat and sails and devise ways to dive deep into the ocean to retrieve the buried treasure.

    Dates: July 22–July 26

    Times:
     8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price:
    $305/Week
  • Junior Inventors Workshop

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    We have opened up the workshop for a week of fun, creativity, and of course --engineering! Over the course of a week, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

    Dates: July 1–July 5

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price:
    $261/Week
  • Makey/Makey

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    In Musical Adventures With Scratch and Makey Makey, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder, and we will create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch Programming to bring our music to life!

    Dates: June 24–June 28

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Junior Robotics with All New Lego WEDO 2.0

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    Designed to introduce students to the concepts of robotics, automation, programming, and the Engineering Design Process, students will walk away from this class with a basic understanding of how robots are designed and programmed. Robots come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are each designed for unique tasks, the nature of this task can range from lifting simple objects to cleaning up large-scale natural disasters. Uses the all-new LEGO® WeDo™ 2.0

    Dates: July 15–July 19

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Junior Space Pioneers

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Senior Kindergarten-Grade 2 students

    Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch Programming! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure. Traditional Aerospace Engineering will also be interspersed!

    Dates: July 29–August 2

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Engineer Investigators

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    Become a forensic engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science and forensic engineering, students will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology. Embark on a new journey each day to decipher cryptic clues and biological codes, and help us identify the thief through chemical and mechanical analysis.

    Dates: July 15-July 19

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Design the Future

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    What does the future look like? Join us as we embark on an odyssey to explore the future of transportation, manufacturing and structural design. Let’s take a look at the innovations of today and apply them to create the designs of tomorrow as we explore ways to harness clean energy and house a growing human population.

    Dates: July 1-July 5

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $261/Week
  • Survivor Week (Engineers Cove)

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    During this interactive and competitive program, students will explore the fields of electrical engineering, environmental engineering, aerospace engineering, and marine engineering as they design and construct tools that will help them survive and eventually escape the island.

    Dates: June 24-June 28

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week
  • Hardware Engineering

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    Imagine designing a piano using celery or creating a custom digital training program. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through an application of circuitry, acoustical engineering, and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment.

    Dates: July 22-July 26

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price:
    $305/Week
  • 3D Printing: Superheroes to the Rescue

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    3D printers are one of the most widely applicable and fun inventions on the tech scene today! In 3D Printing: Superheroes To The Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, and design and create our very own 3D printed superhero! Students will take their hand-drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.

    Dates: July 8-July 12

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $319/Week
  • Robotics with EV3 Lego

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 3-Grade 5 students

    The challenge facing robotics engineers is that the robot knows only what is written into the program. The design of the robot must also be capable of performing the task at hand. In this unit, students will experience both the designing and programming roles of being a robotics engineer. With EV3 LEGO® Robotics some of the challenging tasks include building robots to replicate Da Vinci’s designs, a rover that can explore Mars and a robotic surgeon!

    Dates: July 29-August 2

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $305/Week

PERFORMING, VISUAL, AND CULINARY ARTS

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  • The Parker School of Rock

    Instructor: Alia Jyawook
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 4 and Grade 5 students

    It’s time to rock!  Parker faculty member Alia Jyawook returns with her Parker version of School of Rock for one week only. This fun course provides young musicians with the opportunity to create, improvise, collaborate and perform, and is open to rising Grade 4 and Grade 5 students (with younger grades admitted by permission of the instructor).  Students must have some earlier instruction on their instrument of choice (with the exception of voice). Each rock band will include a singer (or singers), guitarist (or guitarists), bass and drummer/percussionist. Other instrument options may include (with permission of the instructor): keyboard, violin, cello, viola, brass, and woodwinds. Note: In order for instruments to be amplified, each student should provide his or her electronic pick-up.

    Dates: July 22-July 26

    Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Price: $250/Week
  • Fun Factory3: A Bug's Life

    Instructors: Letty Robinson, Robin Rendon, and Staff 
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 1- Grade 5 students

    Students rotate through three fun interactive classes each day: Science, Design, and Drama. Students learn about fascinating insects, raise butterflies in a nursery, and end with an original, student-created play using sets and props they will design in our Design Center! Come join the fun!

    Dates:
    (3 Week Course)
    July 15-19
    July 22-26
    July 29-August 2

    Times: 8:30 am–12:30 pm

    Price: $900/3 Week Course
  • Sew Great!

    Instructor: Brigid Williams
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 1-5 students

    Come join us as we take a dive into the world of sewing! This 3-week introductory course will give students the opportunity to get comfortable with a sewing machine. First, we will take a trip to the fabric store where students will learn to choose a pattern, fabric and notions. Students will then be taught pattern layout, cutting techniques and essential construction skills. Each student will be guided at their own pace allowing them to finish one piece and able to move onto another. At the completion of the course, the students will be able to take home their own sewing machine!

    Dates:
    (3 Week Course)
    June 24-28
    July 1-5
    July 8-12

    Times: 8:30 am–12:30 pm

    Price: $900/3 Week Course
  • Monart!

    Instructor: Monart!
    Grade Level: For rising SK-Grade 5 students

    In this week-long summer art program, we will learn several important fundamental art skills using the Monart drawing method. Every week is a different experience! We’ll also explore a variety of techniques on how to properly use and combine art mediums to create exciting and diverse artwork.
     
    Medium examples include: oil pastel, watercolor, rock salt, acrylic paint collage, colored pencil, graphic marker, graphite, chalk pastel & more!

    Students will create their own personalized art portfolio in addition to several unique works of art.

    Dates:  
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $325/Week
  • Let's Cook!

    Instructor: Let’s Cook!
    Grade Level: For rising Grade SK-5 students

    This is the perfect cooking course for children who are interested in cooking and creating delicious wholesome food. Whether your child is a budding master chef or someone who is a beginner, this course will cover the basic baking and cooking skills, techniques, and styles. This course will equip children with the knowledge and ability to be able to understand and follow recipes while also mastering different culinary techniques and styles and experimenting with wonderful flavors. Children will make baked goods such as donuts, bread, and cakes as well as make pizza and pasta from scratch, flavorful stir frys, dumplings, sushi, and salads. Children will receive a personalized cookbook as well.

    Dates:  
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Price: $300/Week

SPORTS AND MOVEMENT

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  • Soccer

    Instructor: Super Soccer Stars
    Grade Level: For rising SK-Grade 2 students

    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 the boys and girls will learn a little background about one of the countries, then learn and practice the particular skills that the country is known for. Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and supportive environment. Through an age-specific curriculum, soccer is used to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. Low student-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each young soccer player improves at his or her own pace while having loads of fun.

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price: $270/Week
  • Flag Football

    Instructor: i9 Sports
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 2-5 students

    i9 Flag Football classes take our players from A - Z regarding the fundamentals and game strategy. Each week there will be a 'skill of the day' (i.e. running, passing, flag pulling). Each class will have a series of drills and mini-games emphasizing that particular skill. Additionally, a 'word of the day' (i.e. sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork) will be established. We want our players to not only be better football players but better teammates. The last 40 minutes of each session will be a scrimmage game so players can utilize their new skill and learn gameplay.

    Dates:
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Week
  • Tennis

    Instructor: TGA
    Grade Level: For rising SK-Grade 5 students

    TGA brings the tennis court to you offering a fun introduction to the game for ages 5-12. Students focus on improving fine motor skills and coordination while learning the basic rules & etiquette of tennis. Coaches use teachable moments to promote life skills like honesty and sportsmanship. Modified equipment (provided by TGA) and activities are designed to help each student reach a new level of success in an entertaining and supportive environment.

    Dates:
    July 1 - July 5
    July 15 - July 19
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Week
  • Golf

    Instructor: TGA
    Grade Level: For rising SK-Grade 5 students

    Tee it up with TGA Golf Class at Francis Parker this Summer! This national, award-winning program is designed for children and focuses on safety and fun while instilling self-confidence and life values through professional instruction. We provide all the equipment and kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf skills and apply educational concepts including math and science while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship. Sign up today to experience all the fun and excitement of golf class with TGA!

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 8 - July 12
    July 22 - July 26

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Week
  • Moving with Malashock

    Instructor: Malashock Dance Company
    Grade Level: For rising Grade SK-2

    Ignite the creative spirit in your little dancer! Malashock Dance, San Diego’s premiere Modern Dance Company, is offering creative dance classes to young artists through this 3-hour session.

    Dance class is a fun, aerobic, and challenging activity that will inspire your child. Dancers work on creative reasoning, spatial awareness, and development of gross motor skills in a fun and encouraging setting. “Moving With Malashock” is an opportunity for students to explore new ideas while building healthy minds AND bodies.

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Week
  • Parker Indoor All-Skills Volleyball Camp: Intermediate Levels

    Instructor: Audra Dent
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 5-8 students  
     
    This camp is intended for girls who possess a firm grasp of fundamental individual skills, including passing, setting, hitting and serving. Girls who participate in this Intermediate Level Camp should also have experience in 6-person team competition. Coach Dent and her assistants help athletes sharpen individual competitive skills and introduce advanced techniques such as jump serving, arm-swing modifications, platform angles, blocking, and transition footwork.

    Dates: July 8-July 11 (Monday-Thursday)

    Times: 4 pm-5:45 pm
     
    Price: $150/Week
  • Nike Boys Basketball

    Instructor: Nike
    Grade Level: Ages 8-15
    Location: Francis Parker Linda Vista

    For information on this camp, please visit:

    Dates:
    June 24-28
    July 8-12

    Times:
    9 am-3 pm (Monday-Thursday)
    9 am-11:30 am (Friday)
  • Nike Girls Volleyball

    Instructor: Nike
    Grade Level: Ages 10-17
    Location: Francis Parker Linda Vista

    For information on this camp, please visit:

    Dates:
    June 17-20
    July 29-August 1

    Times: 9 am-3 pm

SUMMER FUN!

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  • Summer Fun!

    Instructors: Summer Fun! Director and Staff
    Grade Level: For rising SK-Grade 5 students

    Parker’s long-standing and ever-popular Summer Fun! program provides a great range of afternoon activities and field trips appropriate for rising Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 students both outdoors and indoors, supervised closely by an experienced group of counselors. The emphasis is on FUN and socialization, with activities including (but not limited to) water play, exploring, and working with arts and crafts.

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 12:30–3:30 pm
     
    Price: $250/Week

EXTENDED CARE

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  • Extended Care

    Does your camper need to come earlier than 8:30 am or stay later than 3:30 pm? Not a problem!

    Students can come as early as 7:30 am and stay as late as 5:30 pm and will participate in additional camp activities such as free play, games, and art.

    Dates:
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    MORNING Times: 7:30 am–8:30 am
    Price: $50/Week (Drop-in fee $12/Day)

    AFTERNOON Times: 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
    Price: $75/Week (Drop-in fee $20/Day)

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900