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CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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Imagine. Learn. Create. Every summer the Chaminade Center for Excellence offers programs designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds. These goals are central to our Marianist philosophy and driven to design a child-centered experience where campers are engaged becoming self-directed learners, leading to empowerment. This summer, we have created several new “classes� that will be part of our Ste[+a]m and Great Books Academies. We are sure that these new offerings will challenge and inspire students to learn new things but in fun and exciting ways. We strive to have our campers tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. These two summer academies empower students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on activities in science, literature, writing, language, math, art and more they become creative, collaborative problem solvers and critical thinkers all while making friends and having great summer fun!

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WELCOME TO THE CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PG 6 - 9 CHAMAINDE STE[+a]M ACADEMY

PG 20 - 21 SPORTS CAMPS

PG 10 - 13 GREAT BOOKS ACADEMY

PG 22 - 23 WEST HILLS CAMPUS

PG 14 - 15 CHATSWORTH CAMPUS

PG 24 - 25 SUMMER COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT

WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES

PG 16 - 19 WEST HILLS CAMPUS

WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES

PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN WWW.CHAMINADE.ORG/ CENTERFOREXCELLENCE


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SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE Choose morning or afternoon sessions, or stay for the whole day! ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN www.chaminade.org/centerforexcellence AM Session: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. – Noon PM Session: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

W E E K LY S C H E D U L E F O R S U M M E R A C A D E M I E S Week 1: June 17 – 21 Week 2: June 24 – 28

Week 3: July 1 – 3

Week 4: July 8 - 14

NO CLASSES JULY 4 & 5

Week 6: July 22 - 26 Week 5: July 15 – 19

Tuition:

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

www.chaminade.org/centerforexcellence Prepare your child for the challenges of a college preparatory education and give them the skills they need to be successful. Enroll them in one of the summer enrichment academies at Chaminade College Preparatory. Critical thinking is a priceless skill that translates across academic disciplines and is integral to achievement.

$165 per week ½ day 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., or combine with an afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. $315 per week Full day Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15, 2019 EXTENDED CARE AND LUNCH AVAILABLE

REGISTER EARLY! INCLUDES: • • • • • •

Highly qualified instructors and excellent curriculum Low student-teacher ratios All books and instructional materials Morning & afternoon snack “Center for Excellence” t-shirt Daily counselor-led activities


Summer 2019 CHAMINADE’S SUMMER STE[+a]M ACADEMY FOR GRADES K-5. Science Exploration students learn through exploration and discovery. Through Science Exploration, students become hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students. For students in grades K-5 Demand for STEM careers shows no signs of slowing down. For students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders, they need to experience STEM first. At the core of each of Science Exploration’s STEM solutions is hands-on, inquiry-based investigation that helps students become tomorrow’s STEM leaders and innovators by letting them experience science. As students dive into the investigations found in each scope, they develop their own contexts and meanings for the scientific concepts they are learning, retain more knowledge, and develop deeper understandings of the world around them. Each Science Exploration module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition! Come for one week, or all six weeks this summer! Each week students in the Summer Ste[+a]m Academy will take three classes combining the Science Exploration curriculum in either physical science, life science, or earth and space science with arts, robotics, coding, and math. Tuition: $165 per week ½ day 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. $315 per week full day. Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15, 2019

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Chaminade Ste[+a]m Academy Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade Students in Science Exploration will engage each week in a series of activities that build upon each other, students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions. Science Exploration is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, and other national and state standards. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition! Come for one week, or all six weeks this summer!


BUTTERFLY GARDEN Entering 3rd – 5th grade

Students will explore the best way to create a Monarch butterfly habitat. In addition, they’ll learn the skills needed to maintain a garden while providing butterflies a good home for life, including a good place to hangout while engaged in metamorphosis.

MATH MANIA

ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering K – 2nd grade

Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.

Entering K – 2nd grade

LEGO ROBOTICS

Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade Become the next generation of robotics engineers and explore the universe. Learn about robotics in a hands-on course for students interested in engineering. Autonomous robots with a programming component and remote controlled robots will be constructed and used. Classes are separated by grade level.

BRAINY GAMES

Entering K – 2nd grade Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will continue to develop their core academic skills by playing a variety of different and interesting games. The class will utilize age appropriate board games and physical activities to teach strong academic development while having a blast in the process!

Give your child a head start in math this summer as they explore the world of numbers. Students will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions.

TINY GARDENS AND TERRARIUMS

CALLING ALL STAR WARS FANS Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Princess Lea math, Darth Vader slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Throughout the week students will learn about habitats and ecosystems while they are creating items for their tiny gardens or terrariums such as miniature buildings and painting rocks. The class will conclude with campers having a new little garden complete with structures and plants made with their own hands.

AMAZING RACE

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges. CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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THE ARTIST’S VISION

MODERN ART

Entering K – 2nd grade

Entering 3rd – 5th grade

Learn how artists use their art to reflect themselves and their ideas about the world. As they make portraits with clay, oil pastels, collage paper, and finger paint, students master the techniques of drawing facial proportions and express their views of themselves.

Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.

YOUR AMAZING BODY Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Grade Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows! 8

FRACTION ACTION

Entering 3rd – 5th grade Fractions are everywhere and this class will not only find them, but also focus on understanding the underlying concepts that must be mastered before working with fractions.

ART EXPLORATIONS Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Embrace your creativity as you are challenged to paint, decoupage, design, sculpt, and more in this all-encompassing art class. Campers will participate in daily and weekly art activities to enhance their creative side and enjoy the wonderful world of art.

YOGA & MINDFULNESS Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Through yoga, journaling, and other mindful activities, campers will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of their body, mind, and the world around them.


KIDS THAT CODE

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their own characters and games!

THE INVENTORS IMAGINATION

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade Challenge your mind and your design skills by building airplanes, space capsules, rockets, catapults, and much more. Create simple machines to solve complex problems, complex machines to solve simple problems, and understand the question “why.”

CHAMINADE SURVIVOR Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Work in teams to complete mental and physical challenges such as solving riddles, completing survival scenarios, and other challenges that take them all over campus to accomplish their mission.

SPORTS AND GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Each day looks at a different country and then the students plays games and/or sports from that country.

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS Entering 3rd – 5th grade

We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day.

THE STEAM BEHIND MAGIC Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

FUN IN THE SUN!

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade This class celebrates our favorite season and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games and design to experience a creativity and fun inspired by summer!

COLORS, CUPCAKES AND KALEIDOSCOPES Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

It’s time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we’ve got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.

IT’S COOL TO EAT HEATHY Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade

Get excited about eating healthy! Being health is all about good nutrition and moving. In this class campers will learn what food are super foods, why we need to eat our fruits and vegetables and how running and playing makes us all heathier and happier.

WINTER IN JULY

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade It may be hot outside but this class is sure to help you stay cool. We will explore all things winter such as the science of the season, cultures that thrive in the cold, animals that can only survive in the cold and so much more.

THE ART IN MATH

Entering K - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade Numbers and math are everywhere. Explore how math appears in nature, art, architecture and music and then create your own numerical masterpieces.

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Summer 2019 THE GREAT BOOKS ACADEMY FOR GRADES K–5 The Great Books Academy is Chaminade’s featured summer camp aimed at educating the whole child. Each day, students have an opportunity to exercise their minds, bodies, and creative spirits. The Great Books K-12 curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers ready for the diverse demands of the 21st century. Each academy student is enrolled in a 55-minute grade-leveled Great Books course which will be taught using the ‘Shared Inquiry’ method. This research-proven strategy combines rich texts and active, collaborative problem-solving that increases achievement in reading comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills. Each week students read, write, and create with a unique combination of three classes in morning sessions on both of Chaminade’s safe and beautiful campuses. Tuition: $165 per week ½ day 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. $315 per week full day.

GREAT BOOKS

Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade The Great Books program is a superb framework for teaching reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing, all in the context of students sharing ideas about great literature. The diverse selection of folktales, stories, and poetry in the Great Books program captivates young students and helps them develop the skills they need to become good readers. Each week the Great Books class is offered with new stories, so no week is the same! 10


ALL AROUND THE WORLD Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

World cultures activities centered around different cultural practices and holidays not only broaden perspectives, but also help youth appreciate their peers. From crafting mosaics to creating a Tibetan prayer flag, students will love world cultures activities which both celebrate and educate about the world’s many different cultures.

ART TELLS A STORY

ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering K – 2nd grade

Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.

OPERATION SUPERHERO Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Calling all superhero fans! A fun-filled class exploring the world of superheroes. You will learn the backstories about different superheroes, the art that was used to create the comic book crusaders and go on missions to test your “super-hero” skills.

MODERN ART

Entering K – 2nd grade

Entering 3rd – 5th grade

Discover the story in a work of art. Students learn to analyze clues in a composition to interpret the message of the artist. Students master techniques such as drawing contour figures, employing pointillism and printing repeated designs inspired by Polynesian tapa cloths.

Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.

SUPER SENTENCES Entering K – 2nd grade

In this fun and engaging class, early elementary students learn to write and revise their own complete sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well subjectverb agreement, students write sentences correctly and with confidence.

AMERICAN ART

Entering 3rd – 5th grade Learn about the work of American artists throughout history portrays aspects of national and cultural life. Students learn how to draw proportional figures by studying painting techniques of the American Masters.

TINY BOOKS

Entering 3rd – 5th grade Students will explore the world of tiny books as they design and create original tiny books for themselves, and others, to enjoy. CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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PERFECT PARAGRAPH

WRITING WORKSHOP

This is your chance to get a step-up on your classmates before you return to school in the fall. The course is designed to help elementary students become proficient with the basics of creating an outstanding paragraph. Students will be exposed to the elements of writing including sentence structure, grammar principals, and vocabulary in order to develop the perfect paragraph.

As in a professional writer’s workshop, each student in the class is a working author. The teacher is a writing professional and peer coach, guiding authors as they explore their craft. Instead of spending the majority of class time on spelling tests, grammar worksheets, handwriting practice, and other isolated sub-skills of writing, Writing Workshop is designed to emphasize the act of writing itself—students spend most of their time putting pencil to paper, not just learning about it.

Entering 3rd – 5th grade

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Entering 3rd – 5th grade

INTRODUCTION TO SIGN LANGUAGE Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Exposes students to basic American Sign Language. Readiness activities are conducted focusing on visual/receptive skills and basic communication. Introduces basic alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, and simple vocabulary. After the students are able to sign and read the alphabet and numbers 1-20, we will move on to basic vocabulary and conversation.


CRAFTY CORNER

Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade Explore color and design through the world of crafting! Camper imaginations run wild as they build, glue, weave, and more.

WIZARDING WORLD Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

You have been accepted into the Chaminade School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Board the Explorers Express and come learn about Charms, Potions, and even Defense against the Dark Arts. Find out where the sorting hat will put you!

JE PEUX PARLER FRANCAIS! (I CAN SPEAK FRENCH!) Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Learn how to speak French and explore the customs and traditions of the French culture. Explore France through words, geography, art, holidays and food.

WORD WORK

Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade Find the joy of the written word! Using rap, short stories, and poetry, and fiction, campers will identify the five elements of literacy and hone their writing skills. Maybe you could be the next J.K. Rowling!

POETRY IN NATURE Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade

Explore all the beauty and inspiration in the world surrounding us through all types of poetry. Let nature spark your creativity

MAGIC MEMORIES

Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade There is no place better than the happiest place on earth. Camper will discover the magic of animation, characters, food and art all involving our favorite mouse on the planet.

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Summer 2019 WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES

CHATSWORTH CAMPUS

MOCK TRIAL CAMP

Weeks 4 and 5 Entering 6th – 8th grade Come learn about the criminal justice system from the coaches of the eight-time Los Angeles County Champion Chaminade Mock Trial Team. Students will learn the skills of trial advocacy including rules of evidence, how to examine witnesses, give opening statements, and make closing arguments. On the last day of camp, students will have the opportunity to present a criminal trial for parents and family. Open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Instructor: Jill Teehan Chaminade Mock Trial Coach July 8–19 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $490 Fees include all materials. 14

EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT!

Weeks 1 and 2 OR Weeks 4 and 5 NEW Students Entering 6th – 8th grade This half-day workshop will immerse new students in a daily three-hour experience especially designed to prepare them for starting the new school year off right at Chaminade’s Chatsworth campus. Each student will attend two classes daily to expose them to the skills and knowledge expected of entering Chaminade students. The classes will include “Introduction to Chaminade”, a class designed to familiarize students with Chaminade culture, meet program directors, ask pertinent questions and meet their classmates, and “Study Skills”, in which students will learn important skills for organization, time management, note-taking and test preparation. Students will utilize tablet computers daily in each class to practice keyboarding and learn the basic functions of the laptops in a classroom setting. June 17-28 • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR July 8-19 • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee $455


ARTISTIC CRAFTS CAMP Weeks 2, 5 and 6 Entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 8th grade

CHAMINADE SUMMER READING BOOT CAMP Week 5 Entering 6th grade only

Students will explore ceramics, printing/ stamp making, and acrylic painting and create multiple pieces each week using the designated material. At the end of the camp, students will be able to showcase their work at an “art show” for friends, family, and other summer students to attend.

This class is just what it sounds like: a structured review of the assigned summer reading for our new 6th graders. Students will have an opportunity to read and discuss the required summer reading book and prepare to take that reading quiz on the first day of English class!

June 24–28, July 9–13, and July 22–26 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $180

July 22–26 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $180

VEX IQ ROBOTICS

Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 Entering 4th – 8th grade VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young student. The curriculum offers flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence, in chunks, or as standalone lessons. The project-based units instill proper engineering and programming practices from an early age, while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from playing with VEX IQ. VEX IQ curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire students. This course is offered to students in grades 4-8. Come for one week, or all four. Students enrolled in multiple weeks will be grouped together to complete more challenging activities. June 18–22, June 25–29, July 2-6 (no classes July 4), and July 9 - 13 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fee $190 per week CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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Summer 2019 WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES

WEST HILLS CAMPUS CIRCUS CAMP

Week 1 Entering 1st – 6th grade Chaminade Circus camp is perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch, and flex their creative muscles. Each day begins with a warm-up, followed by training and workshops in circus, drama, and movement. Students learn circus and aerial skills; juggling, tumbling, climbing, balance, dance, and more. Circus campers will create and perform their very own circus-theater production at the end of the session! Instructor: Tarrylee Silke, Chaminade Dance Director and Staff June 17–21 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $295

INTRODUCTION TO AERIAL DANCE TECHNIQUE Weeks 1 – 2 Entering 6th – 12th grade

This course for young dancers is designed to give students the foundational skills to set them on a journey toward becoming an aerialist. The focus of the class will include learning aerial safety and etiquette, stretching and conditioning techniques, standard climbs and footlocks, and appreciation of the art form. Students will have an opportunity to work with silks, hammock, and lyra in this fun and exciting workshop.

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Instructor: Tarrylee Silke, Chaminade Dance Director June 17–28 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $600

DANCE INTENSIVE

Week 1 Entering 6th – 12th grade Taught by Chaminade’s varsity dance coaches, this dance intensive will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as intense technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught a series of dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day of the intensive. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 17–21 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $295


CHEER CAMP

Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to cheer camp with the Chaminade Cheer Squad! This beginner class is for the child who wants to be a cheerleader! No previous cheerleading experience is required. Students will work on basic tumbling and cheer fundamentals. This is a fun way to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and body awareness based on organized routines of tumbling, dance, and floor work. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Cheer Coaches June 24–28 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $165

AERIAL CAMP JUNIOR Week 2 Entering 4th – 8th grade

This camp is designed for the camper that has had previous instruction in dance, gymnastics or martial arts. This camp is a great way to improve skills and techniques in aerial dance while also having some fun! Each day will included designated warm-up exercises as well as time on the apparatuses, plus other fun activities and games to strengthen your skills. Friday will finish off with a little performance highlighting the weeks’ successes. Instructor: Tarrylee Silke, Chaminade Dance Director and Staff June 24–28 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $295

DANCE CAMP

Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to dance camp with the Chaminade Dance Team! This fun filled dance experience will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 24–28 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $165 CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATER

Week 5 Entering 2nd – 6th grade This one-week course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills and techniques in the following areas: music, movement, and acting. Students will work on scenes and songs from one of the most beloved musicals set in the 1960’s, BYE BYE BIRDIE. This course will use musical theatre repertoire appropriate for the age, skill, talent, and ability of the students. Students will develop basic skills and knowledge in the rehearsal process and promote confidence in their performance abilities. Students will have an opportunity to show off their talents to friends and family at the end of the workshop on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Instructor: Yvette Bishop, Chaminade Players Director July 15-19 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $275

MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE Beginning on Monday, June 10, 2019 Entering 7th – 12th grade

This summer, students in grades 7-12 will present the hit musical BYE BYE BIRDIE. A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a high-energy score, plenty of great parts and a hilarious script! Come join the fun!! There's such a Lot of Livin to Do!! Three weeks of hard work daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. will culminate in TWO performances on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts on June 28 and 29. Guided by Broadway professionals, students will sharpen their skills and have fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Casting will take place on Sunday, June 2 with a placement audition. The workshop is being led by Chaminade College Preparatory High School Drama Director, Yvette L. Bishop. Only one session of this amazing experience is available this summer! Space is limited. Sign up today! The cost for this program is $995 18

INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING Week 4 Entering 5th – 9th grade

The entire Chaminade campus will become our backlot in this introduction to making movies! A variety of essential filmmaking techniques will be covered in this one week course, including screenwriting, cinematography, shooting for coverage, lighting, directing, acting, editing, and more as the students in the workshop collaborate to create short films together using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio. This introductory course is ideal for students who want to make films but have never had a class in filmmaking before. Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director Times: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee $300

FILMMAKING INTENSIVE

Week 5 Entering 6th – 10th grade For filmmakers who have already taken a film class before (either during the academic year at Chaminade or through the Center for Excellence summer program), this intensive will challenge the students to create a variety of short shorts using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio. Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director July 15-19 • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee $300


ROBOTICS FOR COMPETITION Weeks 2 and 5 Full Day Entering 5th – 12th grade

In this class presented by Chaminade’s internationally recognized Eagle Engineering robotics team, you will be introduced to basic engineering concepts in a way that’s so fun, you’ll forget that it’s preparing you as the next generation of innovators, inventors, and technicians. Students will work in teams create and operate a robot to compete in a game inspired by this year’s VEX Robotics Competition. No experience necessary. Involves hand tools and light metal work. Closed-toed shoes required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week! Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer, Robotics Director June 24–28 and July 15–19 8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $475

ELECTRONICS AND PROGRAMMING BASICS Weeks 1 and 4 Entering 5th – 12th grade

Your inventor spirit will be awakened and empowered by this fun and exciting introduction to building circuits and programming microcontrollers! Guided by Chaminade’s Eagle Engineering programming team, students will enter a world of endless possibility and potential inside the Arduino microcontroller and programming platform. No experience is necessary to start plugging in wires, sensors, lights, and motors to unleash the many capabilities of CodeREV’s Creator Bot Kit – built upon the Arduino platform used by hobbyists and inventors all over the world. After just a week of hands-on projects, students will be well on their way to a lifetime of techno-creativity. Instructor: Pauline Breeden, Robotics Programming Mentor June 17–21 • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and July 8–12 • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $280 CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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Summer 2019 SPORTS CAMPS Get your game on this summer at Chaminade! Join our championship-winning coaches and players to develop sportspecific fundamentals and personal-best performances. This summer, Chaminade is offering two different types of sports camps for children ages 5-15.

VARSITY CAMPS IN WEST HILLS Entering 3rd – 8th grade Varsity Camps in basketball, soccer, fencing, cheer, football, field hockey, volleyball and baseball will be offered from 8:30 –11:30 a.m. in one-week sessions throughout the six-week summer program in West Hills. Athletes in these camps will have the opportunity to work with Chaminade varsity coaches, their staffs, players, and former athletes who now participate on college or pro teams. The focus of these camps will be the development of strong fundamental skills and preparation to play high school varsity sports. Student-athletes from the Chaminade teams participate every day as “team coaches” and role models. 20

ORANGE & BLUE CAMPS IN WEST HILLS AND CHATSWORTH Entering K – 6th grade

Sports Camps will be offered every day for students in grades K-6 who are looking for a recreational and fun approach to sports. Orange & Blue camps will take place in the air-conditioned Uribe Sports Center in West Hills and the DeLong Center for Arts & Athletics in Chatsworth. Great exercise and learning fundamentals will be the focus of these half-day camps.


INCOMING 9TH GRADE BASEBALL CAMP

This camp is specifically designed for incoming 9th graders to Chaminade College Preparatory who are interested in playing baseball. Coach Wilkerson and his staff will be conducting the camp over the course of the entire summer session. Advanced players can be invited to participate in the Chaminade Summer Baseball League for an additional cost upon selection of the coaching staff. For more information, please email KWilkerson@chaminade.org. June 18–July 25 (with Fourth of July week off) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 15 sessions. Fee: $399

WEST HILLS CAMPUS SPORTS CAMP SCHEDULE

CHATSWORTH CAMPUS SPORTS CAMP SCHEDULE

Summer Camp Week

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Camp Week

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Week 1: June 17 – 21

Fencing (Advanced)

Aerial, Basketball

Week 1: June 17 – 21

Basketball

Volleyball

Week 2: June 24 – 28

Cheer, Aerial Jr.

Aerial

Week 2: June 24 – 28

Football, Softball

Basketball

Week 3: July 1 – 3 (no classes 7/4 and 7/5)

Indoor Soccer

Basketball

Week 3: July 1 – 3 (no classes 7/4 and 7/5)

Field Hockey

Indoor Soccer

Week 4: July 8 – 12

Fencing

Sports Mania

Week 4: July 8 – 12

Basketball

Indoor Flag Football

Week 5: July 15 – 19

Basketball

Indoor Soccer

Week 5: July 15 – 19

Indoor Soccer

Basketball

Week 6: July 22 – 26

Baseball

Indoor Flag Football

Week 6: July 22 – 26

Fencing

Sports Mania

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DESIGN FOR CHANGE Entering 6th – 8th grade

Summer 2019 PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL

WEST HILLS CAMPUS

Chaminade Center for Excellence is partnering with the Design for Change program who’s focus is on equipping young people to transform empathy into social action through innovative and collaborative experiences using a simple four step framework: 1. Feel – students will gather information about a community challenge, 2. Imagine – teams will participate in a field trip to see that challenge first had in the their community, 3. Do – teams will develop an action plan that can result in lasting change and 4. Share – in a culminating event on the last day of camp, students will share their ideas with parents and school staff to generate awareness and inspire others to act. The focus of this week long camp will be Zero Hunger where we will be examining the “Grocery Gap” and learn more about barriers and consequences that many face in accessing healthy food. Chaminade middle school students will be able to claim four hours of community service through participation in the service based field trip that is part of this program. June 10–14 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fee: $325 (this includes transportation cost to the service site)

GOBABYGO!

Entering 6th – 10th grade

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GoBabyBo! Is a national, community based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age three who experience limited mobility. Chaminade Center for Excellence is excited to be bringing this amazing service based program to our community. Lead by previously trained faculty and student members of the Chaminade high school Eagle Engineering program, students will participate in the entire process of assessing the mobility needs of the individual child to design and then build the vehicle. On the last day of camp there will be a celebration where all the student will be able to meet and present the rideon vehicle to the children and families to give the vehicle to the children and family. This is sure to be an amazing experience and space is limited so register early! Chaminade students may claim service hours in compliance with their campus and grade level guidelines. July 22–26 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $300


COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP Entering 12th grade Open to Chaminade Students only

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY AND SUCCESS SKILLS Entering 9th grade

The demands of a college preparatory high school can be very challenging to new students who are learning about their new campus, meeting new people, and juggling demanding courses and extracurricular activities. But the challenge can be overcome. This summer session course offers students the tools they need to succeed. Students will acquire important skills including time management, library research, organization, note taking, listening, critical thinking and writing. They will also familiarize themselves with the Chaminade block schedule and campus. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops as part of this course. Monday – Friday, July 22-26 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fee: $325

Attention rising seniors: Through the Chaminade Center for Excellence, you, the members of the Chaminade Class of 2020, are invited to reduce the stress over the college application process and complete significant aspects of the process before your senior year even starts! Attending the extensive three-day Chaminade Summer Application Boot Camp, you will work with Chaminade counselors, teachers, as well as outside college admissions representatives, spending time in informative opening sessions and in smaller, break-out sessions focusing on making substantial progress on the Common Application and on the UC Application. You will brainstorm essay ideas and draft meaningful essays by examining the UC and Common Application essay prompts with direct feedback from English teachers, and school counselors will guide you through the different types of college applications. By the conclusion of the Boot Camp, you will be close to completing your Common Application (or other application), have a working draft of one or more of your essays, and be familiar with other types of college application writing such as college supplements. Session 1: Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR Session 2: Thursday, August 1-Saturday, August 3 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee $200 CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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Summer 2019 CHAMINADE SUMMER COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT Hey Eagles! Get a head start on next year by taking classes this summer at Chaminade. Need room in your schedule for another AP class? Want to take a full year of electives, but don’t have the space? This summer could be a great opportunity for you to fulfill these graduation requirements before the next school year even begins! We also offer comprehensive summer school for guests and Chaminade students. Go to www.chaminade.org/summerschool for a complete summer school catalog and schedule of classes.

HEALTH

Entering 9th grade The health curriculum focuses on teaching students to make quality decisions on matters relating to their mental, physical, social and emotional health. The class will include units on decision making, self-esteem, healthy relationships, mental health, exercise and fitness, nutrition, human sexuality, substance abuse, bullying, and infectious diseases. This class is taught from a Catholic perspective, keeping in mind our Marianist philosophy. This course is a requirement for graduation from Chaminade for all students. This course is offered to students the summer prior to their 9th grade year to allow students flexibility in their schedule during the regular school year, providing space for them to participate in program such as speech and debate and band. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops as part of this course.

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Monday – Friday, July 8–25 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Final Exam, Thursday, July 25 Prerequisite: None Fee: $950


INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY Entering 9th grade

Students at Chaminade are introduced to the concept of online learning in this course. Since so many students today engage in distance education as part of their college career, this course introduces the student to important principles that will enable their success in this type of learning. Concepts like time management, netiquette and qualities of a successful online student are examined. The course then introduces the student to various aspects of online academic technologies that will assist them at their time here at Chaminade. Components of Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint are examined, as well the use of Office 365. The course then transitions to examining other online academic technologies used here at Chaminade. These skills include: navigating library databases, using online tools and websites, using Naviance (Chaminade’s counseling and college application program) as well as file management and backup techniques. The final goal of the class is to put all of the skills together and be able to use these skills in real world situations. Since this is an online course, accountability and responsibility become very important. The class will be broken into five oneweek-long modules that will have a certain number of assessments due at the end of every week. The modules start the Monday of every week and all assessments will be due by Sunday at 10 p.m. Students should make sure to give themselves enough time to complete all of the required assessments for that week, because any assignment not turned in for the module by midnight Sunday will be considered late and lose credit. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops during this class session (pending manufacturer delivery). July 8–August 11 A MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD Monday, July 8 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. OR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (For students remediating this class, this orientation session is not required) Fee: $475

CRITICAL THINKING AND COMPOSITION

Entering 12th grade Open to Chaminade Students only

This intensive accelerated writing course is most suitable for incoming seniors who are already strong, proficient writers. Condensing the regular 18-week curriculum into four weeks, the course is designed to reinforce and further develop the critical reading, thinking, and writing skills that students need for success in their college courses. In a process-centered writing program that includes feedback and revision, students write research-based argumentative essays in a variety of rhetorical modes encountered at the college level. Each day, students will have either a rough draft or a final draft of an essay due. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Critical Thinking and Composition graduation requirement. This course is taught in a blended format, which means students should have regular and dependable access to the internet, a proficient understanding of the course’s software, and the maturity and discipline to be a self-motivated learner. June 10–July 1 FINAL EXAM: MONDAY, JULY 1 Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Instructor Office Hours: Fridays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Fee: $950 CLASS MEETINGS: Monday, June 10, Wednesday, June 12, Friday, June 14 (this date is an open writing lab and is optional), Monday, June 17, Wednesday, June 19, Friday, June 21 (this class date is MANDATORY), Monday, June 24, Wednedsay, June 26, Friday, June 28 (this date is an open writing lab and is optional) CHAMINADE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE | SUMMER 2019

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CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY CHATSWORTH CAMPUS 19800 Devonshire Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 818.363.8127

WEST HILLS CAMPUS 7500 Chaminade Avenue West Hills, CA 91304 818.347.8300

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