Middle school summer activities for teens San Diego California

EDUCATIONAL SKILL BUILDING

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  • JumpStart Grade 6

    Instructor: Maggie Perry
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6 students

    Rising Grade 6 students have the opportunity to get a “jumpstart” on the upcoming academic year with this skills-based course designed to ready them for that first year of Middle School.

    This course teaches critical reading skills as well as expository and narrative styles that comprise the Grade 6 learning expectations for writing. Students practice the process of research and citation of online sources, as well as the tools for paraphrasing and organizing the “4-step” summary paragraph. The course integrates frequent team activities, including classroom games and debates that emphasize abstract thinking, persuasion, etiquette, public speaking, and cooperation.  As they transition from Lower School, students are introduced to the academic grading scale and character education that are fundamental to the Middle School curriculum. Lastly, this course prepares students for daily routines necessary for continued academic success and it familiarizes students with the Linda Vista Campus.

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

    Times:  
    8 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm
     
    Price:  $375/3 Week Course
  • Collaboration/Leadership: Activating Leadership Through Play

    Instructor: Zikana Consulting
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This 3-week program provides a fun, engaging way for students to build communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.  Students will engage in a variety of experiential learning activities such as Applied Improv and analog game simulations to practice interpersonal skills in an environment that fosters trust in self and others quickly.  Students will also learn how engaging in play-based activities can develop self-awareness and personal motivation.

    For more information on the course, please go to Ziksana Consulting (www.ziksanaconsulting.com).  

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

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

    Times: 10 am – 12 pm
     
    Price:  $375/3 Week Course

    IEM: Afternoon Session
    Wednesdays, July 17, July 24, July 21
    12:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Creative Writing

    Instructor: Shannon Stepner and Kimberly Visser
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    Designed for students already proficient in writing and reading comprehension who wish to develop their writing craft further. Students explore creative writing through a variety of engaging learning and interactive activities. Each student will conceive and prepare short narratives, poetry, and essays in a fun, supportive environment, conducive for aspiring writers.

    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 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price: $125/Week
  • Service-Learning Plunge

    Instructor: Kevin Dunn, Phil Trotter and Eric Taylor
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    Take the planning of your service work off your plate. Enhance your leadership skills.  Grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Join fellow students on exciting and powerful daily service learning experiences throughout the San Diego and the Border Region. Parker’s fourth annual “summer service-learning plunge” will introduce students to both the needs and assets of places ranging from Linda Vista to the international border with Mexico. Students will explore what makes San Diego unique by assisting non-profit organizations’ efforts to support the region, and by traveling off campus to learn and serve.  We will begin our exploration of community engagement right here in Linda Vista (LV). Students will learn about LV while we team up with institutions such as Empower Charter School, The Bayside Community Center, and University of San Diego’s Changemaker Hub. Students will learn about Central San Diego by assisting places such as the Gary and Mary West Center, The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and St. Vincent De Paul. Possible environmental stewardship activities with The San Diego River Park and San Diego Coastkeeper, outreach to socioeconomically distressed individuals at the SD Rescue Mission, and work with The San Diego LGBT Center will also take place during the week.  By visiting the National Historical Landmark of Chicano Park and engaging communities such as City Heights and Eastern San Diego students will learn more about the needs of immigrants and refugees. The group will explore border areas as we learn from Customs and Border Protection, Border Angels and other groups advocating on behalf of both documented and undocumented people while protecting our nation’s borders. This week will help students earn 20 hours of community engagement work, the Upper School requisite.

    (Note: Agencies at which we will serve are subject to change due to the availability of each organization’s leadership. Class size is limited to 27 due to supervision and transportation requirements.)

    Dates: August 19-21

    Times: 8:30 am–3:30 pm

    Price: $300/Session

WORLD LANGUAGE

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  • Introduction to Spanish

    Instructor: Claire Satter
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This is a 4-week course intended to give students a head start in Spanish. This course is great for any motivated students, in middle school, who are interested in developing their Spanish language skills.

    This course is also highly recommended for any incoming 9th-grade students who are new to Parker and do not have previous Spanish instruction.

    This course begins with the very fundamentals of Spanish such as the sounds of letters and the alphabet. By the end of the course, they will be able to express their basic needs in the present tense through spoken and written Spanish. Students will complete some short readings as well. Mornings will begin with short grammar drills and direct teacher instruction. Students will then be able to practice the language in small groups via short scenario-based dialogues. Students will engage in games, and they will have culture based enrichment activities in the afternoon. The program will include a field trip to Chicano Park for art exploration as well as a scavenger hunt at Northgate Market for culinary exploration.

    ***Middle School students who have successfully completed Introduction to Spanish will have the possibility to enroll in Spanish I, based upon teacher approval.  

    Required course materials:
     
    Purchase ahead of time and bring on the first day of class:                                                     

    Dates:  
    (4 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm
     
    Price: $1,000/4 Week Course
  • Spanish I

    Instructors: Carol Radchik
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 7-9 students

    This is a 2-week enrichment intended to help students excel in Spanish 2. This course is strongly recommended for any student who earned a grade of C or below during any trimester of Spanish 1. The course may also be highly beneficial for students who earned a B, and found that Spanish difficult to study for. Spanish 1 is a foundation that must be strongly established for students to have a successful and rewarding experience with upper-level Spanish courses.

    Each day students will be engaged in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Mornings will begin with short grammar drills and direct teacher instruction. Students will then be able to practice the language in small groups via short scenario-based dialogues. Students will engage in games, and they will have culture based enrichment activities in the afternoon. The program will include a field trip to Chicano Park for art exploration as well as a scavenger hunt at Northgate Market for culinary exploration.

    (Attendance in this course does not alter prior or current language placement assessments at Parker.)

    Dates:  
    Session I
    (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II
    (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III
    (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times: 8 am–12 pm
     
    Price: $500/2 Week Course
  • Introduction to Mandarin

    Instructor: Jason Leonard
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    This 3-week intensive course is a beginning Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students with no Chinese language background. Students will learn the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language, using the Pinyin system and simplified characters. Students will be able to read, write, say and understand numbers, names, titles, time, personal descriptions, nationalities, sports, food, drinks and basic social interaction expressions. Students will also acquire an appreciation for the cultures of Chinese-speaking countries in-class lessons and activities, and understand the relationship between language and culture.

    This course is designed to support and increase writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in a variety of contexts. These are presented in context and correlate directly with the Francis Parker Middle School curriculum. Students in this course will be allowed a safe space and learning environment for a difficult language while also being supported with material relevant to the Francis Parker Middle School Mandarin curriculum.

    (Attendance in this course does not alter prior or current language placement assessments at Parker.)

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

    Times: 10 am-12 pm

    Price: $375/3 Week Course

SCIENCE, MATH, AND BEYOND

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  • 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 in groups 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 the Robo.Camp at 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

    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
  • Introduction to Computer Programming

    Instructor: Denver Guess
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    This introductory coding course is designed to give students a feel for writing computer programs. Unlike platforms such as Scratch and LabVIEW that use a visual programming language, we will be using Processing which is a textual programming language similar to Java. Students will write code in Processing to develop static images, animations, and video games throughout the course while developing an appreciation for the technical art of computer programming.

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

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

    Times: 2 pm-4 pm
     
    Price: $375/3 Week Course
  • Master Hardware Engineering

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 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 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 8-July 12

    Times: 8 am-10 am

    Price:  $177/Week
  • Master 3D Printing

    Instructor: Engineering for Kids
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 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, to 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 15-July 19

    Times: 8 am-10 am

    Price: $191/Week
  • Brain Blast: Physics

    Instructor: Club Xcite
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    Energy, Force, & Experiments! Join Club Xcite for a hands-on skill building enrichment program expanding on executive functions and building skills. Each week, students will explore topics that expand their knowledge of being a positive and successful leader in the 21st century. They will also be lead through various building projects and kits to apply and generalize their newly acquired executive function knowledge. Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and out of school. With Club Xcite’s 6:1 student to teacher ratio, students will receive hands-on personalized attention while learning and building throughout each day. Skills and projects include but are not limited to:
    • Effective Communication
    • Physics Workshop
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Rocket Creation
    • Collaborative Problem Solving
    • EXTREME Catapult Challenge
    • Perspective Taking
    • Building Challenges
    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 am - 10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Regular Price: $225/Week
  • The Science Behind Superheroes and Supervillains

    Instructor: DJ Walcott
    Grade Level: For rising 6-12 students

    This enrichment course takes an in-depth look at the science behind a variety of Superheroes (and their darker adversaries) as well as the effects these heroes (and villains) continue to have on several fields of science and popular culture.  Class discussions are shaped by an analysis of Superhero icons historically, as portrayed in comic books (early 1900s, 2000s), television programs (1950s, 1960s), and movies (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s). Each student is responsible for creating and presenting his or her own Superhero (or Supervillain) who demonstrates science-based powers.  Students gain a better understanding of the distinction between science and science fiction and how these popular culture icons continue to shape and impact modern culture.

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

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

    Times: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Price:  $575/3 Week Course
  • Algebraic Reasoning and Arithmetic Mastery

    Instructor: DJ Walcott
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    This course provides guidance for a successful transition from arithmetic to algebra. Instruction combines mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written exercises and applications to help develop skill sets required to move to higher levels of mathematical understanding. Daily math challenges, mathematical explorations, and competitions using current technology will enhance students’ understanding of concepts. Each student will receive a skills assessment and an individualized study plan based upon a pre-test in order to provide qualitative feedback on his/her knowledge base. The use of an iPad/computer will be used to enrich review and facilitate learning. The curriculum may be modified as the course proceeds to address the most important concepts needed to navigate the arithmetic to algebra transition.  

    (Attendance in this course does not alter prior or current math placement assessments at Parker.)

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

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

    Times:
    8 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:  $375/3 Week Course

PERFORMING, VISUAL, AND CULINARY ARTS

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  • In the Kitchen: From Sous Chef to Master Chef

    Instructor: Let’s Cook!
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    The Let’s Cook!  staff brings this new course to Middle School students. Students embark on a culinary adventure as they explore international foods and flavors, learn the secrets of successful chefs, develop kitchen prep skills, create their own dishes and discover their “inner chef.” Students will take home a sampling of the meals they create as well as a collection of the recipes they have prepared throughout the course.  No kitchen experience or expertise is necessary – only a love for food!

    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 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price: $182/Week
  • Percussion Ensemble

    Instructor: Catherine Barnes
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 7-12 students

    What’s percussion? Anything you can hit! This course is open to any students who can read music and would like to learn to play concert percussion instruments. We will learn technique and fundamentals for marimba, timpani, snare drum, crash cymbals, bass drum, and triangle (yes - there IS a correct way to play the triangle!). Each student will play several different instruments throughout the three weeks. The course will culminate in a percussion ensemble recital. Got rhythm? Come put it to good use!

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

    Times:  8 am – 12 pm

    Price: $750/3 Week Course
  • Jazz Band

    Instructor: Jim Witt
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    This three-week course provides an ideal learning environment for music students interested in further developing their skills as a performing member of a jazz band. Students learn to play a variety of jazz styles and idioms, improve their music reading skills and play solos (improvised and written). The entire band performs one or two concerts at the end of both the second and third weeks in J. Crivello Hall.

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

    Times:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Price:  $575/3 Week Course
  • Jazz 88.3/Music Box Summer Jazz Workshop

    Director: Nathan Jarrell
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-9 students

    The 9th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and Music Box, provides the platform for music students, ages 12-18, to study with some of San Diego’s most gifted professional jazz musicians/teachers in an environment designed to nurture their growth as musicians, both technically and creatively. These are hands-on Workshops where students learn and sharpen performance skills, improvisation, their sense of jazz theory and jazz history, with an emphasis on playing music. Young musicians perform in a professional atmosphere on the Saturdays following the final class at Music Box, San Diego’s premier live music venue. The Workshops are open to beginning through advanced skill levels. All students must be able to sight-read music and have a minimum of one year experience on their instrument of choice. Two one-week practice sessions (Monday-Friday) will be held at the Thiemann Music Center on Parker’s Linda Vista Campus prior to the Saturday performances. This is the ideal venue for students to grow musically as they express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. A daily lunch is provided for all Workshop participants and is included in the tuition fee. (Proper placement will be determined by either an electronically-submitted or in-person audition prior to the start of the Workshops.)

    Dates (Grades 6-9): July 8-13

    Times: 9 am-2 pm

    Price:  $725/Week
  • Guitar

    Instructor: Keven Ford
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    This class is designed for students that are interested in learning guitar for the first time, or wish to enhance their overall playing ability. Each session will progress in content to challenge students and encourage growth in skill level. Session I will focus on classical technique, basic music theory, reading standard notation in first and second position, and ensemble repertoire. Session II will focus on reading notes in higher positions, reading multiple voices, more advanced theory, and solo guitar repertoire. Session III will focus on advanced classical techniques, such as tremolo, ornamentations, slurs, and nail care (optional), along with duet repertoire. At the end of each session, students will perform and record their pieces. Students have the option to register for a single session most appropriate for their skill level.      

    Dates:  
    Session I (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:
    8 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:  $375/3 Week Course
  • Video Creations

    Instructor: Club Xcite
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    Join Club Xcite and learn how to write scripts, act, film and edit as you make a positive impact with your creative video ideas! Videos create an impact in viewers lives and students will explore various stars elements and qualities as they build up their knowledge on how they can make a positive impact through video creations too! Students will work together to create their projects and will receive a compilation of all video creations two weeks after the class completes.  Some projects may include:

    • Writing Scripts
    • Creating Documentaries
    • Recording Interviews
    • Making “how to” videos
    • Making Music Videos
    Creativity is limitless and possibilities are endless, take this class as many times as you’d like!


    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 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:
     
    $225/Week Course
  • Drama/Theatre: Addams Family

    Instructor: Elise Marinkovich and Staff
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    In this four-week, high-energy drama course, students will audition, rehearse and perform a musical, and in the process, broaden their experience in acting, dance, and vocal technique. The course and production will be led by an experienced staff, including a music director and choreographer all under the leadership of MS/US Drama teacher, Elise Marinkovich.  

    The course will culminate with 4 performances – most likely Friday matinee and evening performances, a Saturday matinee and evening performance staged in the Galli-Curci Performing Arts Center.

    Dates:  
    (4 Week Course)
    July 1-July 5
    July 8-July 12
    July 15 - July 19
    July 22 - July 26

    Times:  9 am – 4 pm

    Price:  $2,000/4 Week Course
  • Brand-You Shirt Graphics

    Instructor: Maria Moscato
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students
     
    The tee shirt has been a staple clothing piece since the 1950's when Marlon Brando and rock and roll music made it a fashion statement. Ever since, music, art, Hollywood, and urban culture make their influence on the trends of tee shirts. Here is your chance to create your own tee shirt brand beginning with the creation of your own graphics to the making of the silkscreen and the final print.

    Students will begin with sketches, photographs and slogans if appropriate. They can draw their image or mix images using computer programs like Photoshop until they get the desired image for their brand. Afterward, the image will be drawn with masking liquid then silkscreen fluid is applied on the screen to make the image permanent. Students will print on tees, and art paper, using the design method typical of silkscreen: “repetition and variation”.

    The final project will be a brand statement for your shirt designs along with sketches for future projects. Marketing tactics in merchandising their brand will also be discussed (mugs, stickers, etc.) so they may expand their creativity and sell on common platforms like Etsy, Ebay and even Amazon.

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

    Times:
    8 am-10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:  $375/3 Week Course
  • 3-D Art and Design: Wood

    Instructor: Phil Rowland
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    Students discover why woodworking is regarded as a fulfilling, lifelong pursuit. Class members choose from a broad menu of woodworking projects designed to expose them to the safe use of both hand and power tools while exploring traditional joinery techniques. Students personalize their work, not only through the choice of wood and finish, but also by selecting further embellishments like carving or painting. No previous woodworking experience required. Returning students and those possessing advanced skills will also be challenged as they are introduced to more sophisticated woodworking techniques and tools.

    Dates:  
    Session I (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:  
    8 am – 10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:  $250/2 Week Course
  • 3-D Art and Design: Clay

    Instructor: Maricarmen Olimon
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    This program is a unique opportunity for students to work as a clay artist in a professional ceramic studio. The program is divided into three sessions. In each session, the students will learn a variety of ceramic techniques. There will be coil building, slab rolling and wheel throwing and plenty of room for creativity and decoration. Each session will have a different inspirational theme, giving the opportunity for students to be involved in multiple sessions.

    Dates:  
    Session I (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2

    Times:  
    8 am – 10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price: $250/2 Week Course
  • 2-D Art and Design

    Instructor: TBA
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students
     
    This class introduces and positions students to experience a wide range of artistic media, including graphite pencil, colored pencil, ink pen, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Work is done on illustration board and in a sketchbook. Students are taught and guided according to their individual abilities and experience. All art materials are provided by the School.

    Dates:  
    Session I (2 Week Course)
    June 24 - June 28
    July 1 - July 5

    Session II (2 Week Course)
    July 8 - July 12
    July 15 - July 19

    Session III (2 Week Course)
    July 22 - July 26
    July 29 - August 2


    Times:  
    8 am – 10 am
    Or
    10 am-12 pm

    Price:
     $250/ 2 Week Course

SPORTS AND MOVEMENT

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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Instructor: If I Was A Bird Yoga
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-8 students

    Program Overview:
    • Warm Up- Various Stretches, Cat/Cow Pose, Child's Pose
    • Sun A which is a group of poses done in a flow with the breath to warm up the body and is repeated. Down Dog, Cobra, Mountain Pose, Forward Fold
    • Big Muscle Groups-Warrior 2, Chair Pose, Modified Handstands (turned the other way LDog) using the wall, Triangle Pose, Star Pose
    • Balancing: Tree Pose, Airplane Pose
    • Cool Down- Poses done to cool down the body to prepare for relaxation. Pigeon Pose,
    • Happy Baby, Supine Twist
    • Breathing Exercises
    • Other various poses
    • Relaxation- optional lavender towels and head and foot massages are offered. We always ask first and some kids prefer not but most kids love it.
    • Mindfulness Techniques- guided stories, calming music, guided meditations
    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:  8-10 am

    Price: $295/Week
  • Moving with Malashock

    Instructor: Malashock Dance
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    Ignite the creative spirit in your inner dancer! Malashock Dance, San Diego’s premiere Modern Dance Company, is offering creative dance classes to young artists through this 2-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:  
    8-10 am
    Or
    10 am -12 pm

    Price: $200/Week
  • Parker Indoor All-Skills Volleyball Camp: Intermediate Levels

    Instructor: Audra Dent and staff
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 5-8 students  
    Enrollment Limited to 30 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:  
    (Monday-Thursday)
    July 8 - July 11


    Times:  
    4 pm-5:45 pm

    Price:  $150/Session
  • 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

AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

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  • Lancer Camp

    Director: Seth Tunick and Staff
    Grade Level: For rising Grade 6-12 students

    After a morning of exercising the mind, it’s time for students to enjoy all that San Diego’s beautiful recreational and sun-splashed landscape has to offer. Parker’s signature Lancer Afternoon Camp delivers the fun, sun and scheduled field trips that define America's’ Finest City. An afternoon at the beach, riding the roller coaster at Belmont Park, sliding down the water slides at Aquatica, bowling with your friends, or just getting out of the heat and watching a movie. Students can do all of this and more with Parker’s signature afternoon activities camp.  A great opportunity to hang out with friends or make new ones in a fun safe environment.

    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

EXTENDED CARE

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  • Extended Day

    Does your camper need to stay later than 3:30 pm? Not a problem!

    Students can 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

    AFTERNOON Times: 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

    Regular 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