Classes by Age

Ages 10-14

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List of 5 items.

  • Fine Arts

    Street Foods
    Morning Fair: Ages 8-11, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Fair: Ages 6-8, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    June 17-21
    $185
    Instructor: Michelle Bolton
    Summer brings many wonderful outdoor activities such as carnivals, farmers markets, amusement parks … and that gives us the perfect opportunity to indulge in innovative, fun foods! Your young chef will be preparing and baking scrumptious ready-to-eat foods such as lemon buddies, raspberry marshmallow magic pie, cupcake pancakes, corndog muffins and more. They will design and customize their own apron, chef hat and recipe box. By the end of the week, the classroom has turned into a mini food market and the students become food cart vendors playfully selling to the other students in the summer program. Students take charge in deciding the menu, preparing the foods, and organizing presentation. This class is always loads of delicious fun for the children!
     
    Animals in Ceramic
    Ages 9-14
    June 17-21 and/or June 24-28
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    In this class we will learn a brief history of how animals have been depicted in sculpture all around the world, from the ancient to the contemporary. Students will use this history as inspiration in combination with clay techniques to produce an animal mask and a full body animal sculpture.
     
    Beginning Oil Painting
    Ages 11-14
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    In this introductory oil painting class, students will learn the basics of color mixing, setting up a palette, and painting from observation. After learning the fundamentals, each student will work on a self-directed final project, either a still life or self-portrait.

    Chocolate Works! with Silvana
    Ages 10-14
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $480
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Students will learn the techniques to make fabulous hand-crafted chocolates: smooth and uniquely flavored ganaches, bonbons, chocolate bark and more. At the end of the week, all of their specially created chocolates will be taken home beautifully boxed up.

    Machine Sewing for Boys and Girls
    Ages 7-12
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), $180
    August 19-23, $225
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    Students will learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy: sewing! No experience necessary. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. The class will begin with a simple project, and then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Many fun and different patterns are presented each time! Please note: For new students, attending on Monday (the first day of class) is mandatory, as instructors will teach basic machine usage and important safety rules.
     
    Let's Craft: Felting and Quilling
    Ages 9-12
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $145
    Instructor: Kimberly Chu
    Two fun crafts will be taught this week: felting and quilling. We will create felted figures using basic hand sewing skills, flat felt, barbed needles, and wool roving. The art of quilling will also be introduced. Using narrow, colorful strips of paper, a slotted tool, and glue, we will create beautiful and unique designs that can be made into pictures and cards. The students are encouraged to draw up their own patterns and dream up their own creations.
     
    Three-Course Summer Meal
    Ages 9-14
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $390
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Students cook up a three-course meal each day this week! These meals will be deliciously prepared using summer-inspired ingredients. Students are closely supervised and will be working with all kinds of kitchen tools.

    Cake Decorating: Building Buttercream Skills
    Ages 9-14
    July 8-12
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $350
    Instructor: Tenille Van Hollebeke
    This class covers a variety of cake decorating skills that can be applied to cake and other sweet treats. In class, you'll learn all about buttercream icing, from making the class recipe to icing a perfectly smooth cake. Add the finishing touches to your cake when you learn how to use decorating bags and tips to pipe buttercream borders, such as the shell and bead border, and then learn how to make your cake blossom with buttercream roses, rosettes, drop flowers, leaves, and grass. We provide all supplies. Students will take home a treat almost every day.
     
    Chinese Calligraphy
    Ages 9-12
    July 8-12
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Students will learn some Chinese characters and their meaning. Children will be exposed to the different Chinese writing skills and taught the process of calligraphy. The Chinese language and culture will be presented.
     
    Vision Boards
    Ages 9-11
    July 8-12
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    A vision board, also known as a dream board, is a personal collage of affirmations, images, and pictures of what a person dreams to do one day. This class will include thoughtful self-reflecting on who children are today and what their vision is for tomorrow. Students take home their creative boards at the end of the week as a reminder and motivator to reach for their dreams!

    Drawing & Painting
    Ages 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
    July 15-19 
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    A drawing and painting class for the student who loves this art. Students will be taught techniques that some of the greatest artists use. The class will get inspiration from nature, still life, and master artists. Each day of the week, the children will be drawing and painting. On Friday, we will invite parents/guardians to come see our mini open house.
     
    Stamping Art & Stationery
    Ages 6-8, July 22-26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 9-13, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Students will learn about design elements, and create beautiful stationery and artwork by making and applying a variety of stamping techniques. Natural foods, sponges, rubber stamps and more will be used as the stamps. At the end of the week, we’ll have a mini open house to share our creations with parents/guardians and other summer program students.

    Quilting
    Ages 7-12
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    Historically considered a utilitarian craft, quilting has now been found to improve well-being and coordination and strengthen math skills. This class will start with a simple, nine-square pillow, and then advance to more complex quilting patterns, like the optical sawtooth and electric fan. Students may also choose to make quilted items, like purses, phone cases, skirts and more.
     
    Pickles, Berries, Jams: Food Preservation 101
    Ages 9-12
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Ellen Klein
    We’re excited to roll up our sleeves and get on our aprons! This is an introductory class to food preservation. Students will preserve a variety of foods, focusing on what is in season. Depending on the weather and seasonal crops, we may incorporate a day trip of berry picking. Preservation possibilities include pickles, salsa, jams and dried fruit leather.
     
    Weaving
    Ages 9-13
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Indigenous peoples from all over the world have enjoyed weaving to create textiles, and this class will study various weaving cultures. Students will build their own sturdy cardboard looms to weave bags, pillows, coasters and more. There will be a parent/guardian “open house” invite on the last day.

    Knitting
    Ages 7-12
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    Learn the art of knitting and crochet! Knitting is calming, relaxing and keeps us centered because of its repetitive, rhythmic movements. Beginners will start slowly with finger knitting, before moving on to knitting needles and our handy Knifty Knitter Looms. Projects include bookmarks, stuffed animals, hats, headbands, pouches and more!
     
    Jewelry Making
    Ages 8-13, July 29-August 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-8, August 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    Take your accessory game to the next level with our jewelry design class! Students will start with simple projects like shrinky dinks, clay beads and macrame, and then move on to more complex techniques with wire wrapping, chain and leather work, beading and weaving. Students will create layered necklaces, chandelier earrings, gemstone rings and more. Supplies include organic and repurposed materials, fun gemstones, studs and rhinestones.
     
    Cake Decorating: Creating Fun Cake Toppers
    Ages 9-14
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $440
    Instructor: Tenille Van Hollebeke
    A cute customized cake topper goes a long way towards making a dessert that friends and family will rave about! Students will learn the secrets to successful cake toppers to help them turn their next cakey creation into something almost too good to eat. Students will learn the basics of getting started, selecting the correct medium, design options, personal skill level, and sizing for their projects. We’ll be using fondant and gum paste for our creations. Students will take home a treat almost every day.
     
    Fabulous Funky Plushies
    Ages 9-14
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    Plushies are wonderful, cuddly stuffed toys. Students will be in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week, sewing their own plushies. Students will design some of their own cute and cool plushies and glam and geeky plushies, during this hands-on creative week.
     
    Wire Sculpture
    Ages 9-14
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Students will learn how to create art with wire sculpture! This pliable medium is great for children who love to work with their hands. First, we'll create sketches of how we envision our sculptures, and then we’ll handle the wire and create 3D pieces based on our sketches. Students will have the opportunity to create at least three pieces and then share the results at our mini open house on the last day.
     
    Brick Animation
    Ages 7-12                                              
    August 5-9
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
    This week, the theme is up to the student! Students will be offered several ideas, such as superheroes, aliens, magic, animals and more. Then the children will decide what they wish to create for the week. Students will use iPads to take animation photos of LEGO® pieces and edit video and sound. Set, character, and story construction will be taught while integrating math, science and visual and language arts.
     
    Sci-Fi Art
    Ages 7-12
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
    For this course, students will be drawing in 2D and 3D, using shading and texturing to create unique worlds integrating creature-like characters, science fiction vehicles, inventions and architecture. We’ll use traditional art supplies: pens, pencils, and markers. Students will bring home a portfolio of their work on the last day.
     
    Book Arts
    Ages 9-12
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Ellen Klein
    Students will explore the world of book arts from paper making to book binding. A new project will be presented each day, culminating in personally embellished boxes to house and transport all of their creations.
     
    Clay Animation
    Ages 7-12
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
    Students will use iPads to take animation photos and edit video and sound as they design their own animation story. Set, character, and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects including math, science and visual and language arts.

    Make Your Own Comic Book
    Ages 7-12
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
    Students will draw out their own comic books using traditional art supplies, while learning storyboarding, basic character drawing and 3D drawing. Students will receive coaching on how to draw specific characters and 3D objects if help is requested, and they will be supported in finding their own artistic style.
     
    Fashion Design
    Ages 8-14
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $390
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    This week, students will tap into their fashion design abilities by drawing, designing and sewing a complete look from their own imagination! After sketching their design, students will take a trip to a nearby fabric store where they will select supplies, and then spend the remainder of the week sewing. On the final day of class, we'll show off our creations: parents/guardians invited! Please note: This class has a prerequisite of a Beginners Sewing Class from Little Hands Creations.
  • Learning & Enrichment

    Bughouse Team Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-14 years old
    June 17-21 and/or August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Head Coach: Leo Stefurak
    Bughouse Team Chess is a four-person game between pairs of cooperating chess partners, played according to a nationally codified set of rules. Children seeking fun team play should join us for study and practice of this unique game. Beginners welcome; no previous bughouse experience necessary.

    Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-14 years old
    June 24-28 and/or August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Instructor: Head Coach: Leo Stefurak; Assistant Coach: Lori Osseward
    Children who have had previous chess instruction may enroll. Tactical skills and middle-game strategies will be emphasized as students build upon their opening knowledge and individual styles. A training tournament will be conducted each afternoon enabling students to join theory with practice.

    Girl Gamers
    Ages 9-12
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Kimberly Chu
    Calling all girl gamers! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other girls who game all while playing a variety of fun strategy games. Students will learn and play various games such as Settlers of Catan, Star Realms, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic and more. Learn how to play some of those favorite strategic games in a safe, supportive environment.
     
    City Explorers
    Ages 10-13, June 24-28
    Ages 8-10, July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    Seattle is a big, exciting city with lots to offer. Students will have the opportunity to navigate the city by bus, learn to read maps, learn budgeting for their food and entertainment each day … then we’re out to plot our course for adventure! The class will plan trips to little-known sites around Seattle, visit local markets to try adventurous foods, and map and journal our discoveries along the way, all while feeling our sense of place and belonging in the big city. Students will be learning valuable life skills this week.
     
    Geometry and the Art of Problem Solving
    Ages 10-14
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Steven Foster
    This class will have the dual focus of introducing basic to intermediate geometry concepts while helping to cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will gain experience using a straightedge and compass to construct geometric diagrams, allowing for a deeper understanding of relationships between two-dimensional objects. Discussions and activities will also provide opportunities to think critically about what information will be needed in order to come up with solutions to a myriad of real-life situations and scenarios.
     
    T-Shirts with Meaning!
    Ages 10-14
    June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Steven Foster
    This week will begin with group conversations around justice and stereotypes. Once each student decides on a chosen moral message, which may be a message about just who they are or a message promoting positive change, we will begin creating our designs. Then, we'll put the designs on our personal t-shirts for showcase. This class supports students in campaigning for important messages they believe in.

    EPublishing: Writing Without Paper
    Ages 10-14
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Jeff Lageson
    Learn how writers can “publish” their work to the world without paper. Top formats PDF and EPub allow writers to share their work electronically on various platforms to friends and family around the world. Coursework will include daily writing sprints for new material and working with previously created works to generate a “book” to share with friends and family by week’s end.
     
    Girls Crush Math
    Ages 10-14
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    9:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    Join us for a week of fun, confidence-building mathematical experiences! Girls will spend the morning collaborating with others creating mathematical models, applying methods, drawing diagrams, connecting ideas, reasoning and communicating in different forms. We will also play a variety of board games and puzzles that will mathematically extend, enrich, and challenge all students. The importance of having a growth mindset in learning will be emphasized throughout.

    Terrariums
    Ages 9-14
    July 8-12
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    Students will be creating their own indoor garden: a terrarium. They will have many different items to select from. We may be planting mini ferns, succulents, or maybe even air plants or cactuses. Class discussion will include stewardship, interconnectedness with nature, plant lifecycle and the importance of ecosystems.
     
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Ages 10-14
    July 8-12 and/or August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185   
    Instructor: Kuran Pettiross & Jeff Lageson
    Join us for this spectacular adventure into the world of magic, monsters, brave warriors and medieval fantasy! In this class, students will learn how to play 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is a roleplaying game where the players take the role of a character in the world that the storyteller, also known as the dungeon master, creates. We’ll be creating characters, playing the adventure, then fighting the battle. All levels of D&D players welcome to join!
     
    Nifty Lifter
    Ages 10-14
    July 8-12                    
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Steven Foster
    We’re in the BIG Lab this week, The Evergreen School's makerspace! Students will design and build a complex machine using only recycled materials. This combination of simple machines will be able to lift a weight that is six times greater than the input weight!
     
    Puzzle Lamp
    Ages 10-14
    July 8-12
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185   
    Instructor: Steven Foster
    We’re in the BIG Lab this week, The Evergreen School's makerspace! Students will design and build their own free-standing lamp out of pieces they have cut from our laser machine… we’re putting together our lamps without any fasteners or adhesives!

    Improving to Advanced Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 7-14
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Instructor: Leo Stefurak
    Students wishing to build an opening repertoire and develop endgame skills are welcome to join in a week of study and play. Tournament experience is recommended along with a desire to systematize chess study in opening systems, middlegame plans and endgame procedures. Thinking methodologies, visualization approaches, and the unification of strategy with tactics will be the focus of this week’s advanced study and tournament play. A training tournament and individual game review will accompany our chess study throughout the week.
     
    Public Service Announcements for Social Justice
    Ages 10-14
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Steven Foster
    Powerful public service announcements do much more than just spread a message… they can initiate change. This class encourages our students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. We’ll be utilizing the green screen in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, in creating these messages. Each student will create their own unique PSA.

    Geology Rocks!
    Ages 8-11
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Amy Bergin of Rock Solid Science
    A fun geology class where we’ll uncover the mysteries of our planet while exploring the earth from its core to the outer reaches of space. Students will discover why lava is hot and how gemstones are formed. They get to grow their own crystals, crack geodes and learn why scientists want to mine asteroids. Join us for this exciting class as we learn about our world from the inside out!
     
    Junior Math Olympiad
    Ages 8-10
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    Curious about what math competitions are all about? This week will be full of problem solving, collaborative teamwork, and mental math. Students will build their risk-taking muscles as they try new ways of exercising their knowledge. We will balance creative mathematical thinking with fun puzzles and math games. If your child has ever wondered how extracurricular math teams operate, then here’s a chance to find out!
     
    Robot Building & Programming
    Ages 9-12
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Lina Rose and Bob Kelly
    This is an all-day robotics class where students will practice all the elements of robot building and programming. Students will learn the Mindstorm program, how to use a variety of sensors, how to incorporate simple machines, how to leverage the elements of physics and how to build robots for a variety of tasks. In this hands-on class, students will learn skills as they build and program, and will culminate with a Future Lego League-style robot competition. If your child is currently in FLL and looking to increase programming skills, this a great class—or if your child just enjoys robotics and wants more hands-on practice, this is also a great class!
     
    Math Facts Boot Camp: All Operations
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    This is an opportunity for students to spend the afternoon improving their math fact fluency by playing games, solving puzzles and creating math art! Students will learn multiple strategies to add to their mental tool box that will support them in solving any problem. Skills covered will include flexibly working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers.
     
    Saber Academy, Saber Building
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shaye Whitmer
    Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. One task that a saber initiate must complete is the construction of their own metal light-up saber. Initiates will learn the elements of design and metal fabrication that can be applied to crafting their own unique stunt saber hilt with electronics. This engineering class will teach students about voltages and basic soldering skills. Once done, the saber is theirs to keep to use in the battle for the galaxy.
     
    Strategy Games and Math Puzzles
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sanni Keskimaki
    We’ll spend the week challenging ourselves with "Think Fun" games, like Rush Hour, playing games in pairs and groups that incorporate strategy or math, and solving logic puzzles, Sudokus, and other tricky math problems together. Students will work at their own ability level on different logic and mathematical activities in a fun and supportive environment.
     
    Who Speaks for the Trees? Writing for Nature
    Ages 10-13
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sophie Taylor
    Students will read three different approaches to nature writing: short story/allegory, poetry and logical argument. They will then write pieces emulating what they have read in each of those three forms. In the last two days of class, they will choose one of their pieces to workshop, learning to edit both their own and another's work.

    Flash Fiction
    Ages 9-11
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sophie Taylor
    Students will read and discuss short stories and vignettes, and learn to write short but powerful stories, drawing on the powers of imagery and suggestion. Students will learn not only to produce stories, but to edit for length—the best writing is efficient, and students will use the workshopping process to help one another write efficient, creative prose. Students will also participate in the Six Word Story challenge, made famous by "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," attributed to Hemingway.

    Strategy Games and Problem Solving Adventures
    Ages 8-10
    August 5-9
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    Students will solve pressing problems of a bus stuck in the desert, renegade zombies, a loner vampire, and the undercover mystery on the train. Stories will include complex calculations and opportunities to communicate their thinking and convince each other of the viability of their solutions. Students will be supported in all ways as needed.
     
    3D Modeling & Printing
    Ages 11-14
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    This class takes place in The Evergreen School’s makerspace, the BIG Lab. Students will learn how to use two 3D modeling programs, Tinkercad and Sculptris. After learning the basics, students will create their own projects, and watch them come to life via the 3D printer.
     
    Interactive Cardboard Sculpture
    Ages 11-14
    August 5-9
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    This class takes place in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab. Students will design and make interactive toys, games, and tools, all out of cardboard! Using rubber bands, magnets, spinners, and more, we'll create moving parts and functional machines. Advanced students may choose to integrate basic circuits into their projects.

    DIY Electronics
    Ages 9-14
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    Join us in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week to explore different directions of smart electronics, like interactive wearables, room decorations, or goofy robots. You might choose to lay with sensors, addressable LED strips, servos, a variety of types of microcontrollers, and/or 3D printed or laser cut components. Every student will get to take home their final major project!
     
    Hot Stuff
    Ages 9-11
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Karen Kessinger
    Things are warming up in The Evergreen School's innovation BIG lab this week! We’re experimenting with heat press vinyl, crayons, fun shrinky dinks ... and even chocolate. We’ll be using glue guns, irons, hot plates, and our oven to create these imaginative science projects.
     
    Philosophy: No Question Too Small or Too Big
    Ages 9-11 years old, August 12-16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 10-13 years old, August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Bryan Carr
    Philosophy is both the foundation and the peak of education, and young people are naturals at it if given the chance. In this introductory class, we will start with stories, games, and movie and video clips, as well as food, and then move on together to rediscover the biggest, most perplexing issues of all. Rather than be told answers, students will generate questions, by thinking together about science, ethics, art, and more. We will discover that thought is a great deal of fun, while developing critical thinking and listening carefully to each other. Because there is no end to puzzlement or to understanding, the class is never the same twice, and is appropriate for both first-time and returning students. Dialogue is guided by the instructor.

    Video Game Design for Girls and Boys
    Ages 9-14
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    A class for students who love animated storytelling or have wonderful video game ideas they would like to actualize! Students will have the opportunity to make fun, interactive animations and video games, as well as learn game mechanics and advanced coding techniques.
     
    How to Debate
    Ages 10-14
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Kim Chastagner
    The goal of this class is to familiarize students with the basics of public speaking and argumentation. Debate is a fun and engaging way for students to learn and practice the processes of logic and critical thinking. Students will build skills arguing both sides of an issue as well as defending their argument with logic and evidence. We will use a parliamentary-style format created by the Middle School Public Debate Program. At the end of the class, families are invited to a final debate presentation.
     
    Your Next Big Idea
    Ages 10-14
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Lindsey Own
    How do inventors, artists, creators and entrepreneurs come up with their amazing new ideas? In this class, students develop their ability to find connections between seemingly unrelated niches, approach interesting problems from different perspectives, and grow their innovative ideas. From Japanese Chindogu to improbable alternative energy sources to unexpected solutions to social needs, the class will explore, cross-pollinate, experiment, prototype and challenge to develop their next big ideas. A creative, inventive week!
     
  • Outdoor Education

    Introductory Rock Climbing
    Ages 10-14
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $425
    Instructor: Mattie Carruth
    This class offers a thorough introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Students will learn the proper techniques, form and safety skills necessary for top-rope climbing and bouldering, including how to tie knots and use equipment properly. We will spend much of our time at a local climbing gym; equipment is provided. Students should bring a lunch and water bottle each day, wear comfortable clothing, and be ready to have fun!
     
    Leavenworth Adventures
    Ages 12-14
    June 24-28
    Monday 9:00 a.m. through Friday 4:00 p.m.
    $975
    Facilitated by Mattie Carruth
    This trip is geared to the adventurous outdoor enthusiast! We will spend the week exploring the outdoors surrounding beautiful Leavenworth. We’ll be camping at Eightmile Campground next to the Icicle River. Each day we will experience something new, including day hikes, rock climbing, white water rafting, sightseeing in town, and relaxed river tubing.
     
    Backpacking on the Olympic Peninsula
    Ages 11-14
    July 8-12
    Monday 9:00 a.m. through Friday 4:00 p.m.
    $850
    Facilitated by Mattie Carruth
    This journey starts with one day of car camping followed by three nights and four days of backpacking and exploring the incredible, wild beauty of the Olympics. Participants will learn essential backpacking skills, play in the greatest playground, and share stories around the evening campfires. This camp calls to all who seek adventure! No backpacking experience is needed. However, students must be able to carry their own 15-20 pound backpack for at least five miles and must provide basic backpacking gear. Please contact Lindsey Porter (lporter@evergreenschool.org) for a complete list of needed equipment.
     
    Backpacking in the Cascade Wilderness
    Ages 11-14
    July 15-19
    Monday 9:00 a.m. through Friday 4:00 p.m.
    $850
    Facilitated by Mattie Carruth
    This extraordinary backpacking and camping journey begins with one night of car camping, learning all the essential backpacking skills, and then four days and three nights in the backcountry. Participants will explore the magic of nature through play while challenging their comfort zones and gaining confidence in the natural world and exploring a pristine area of the Cascade Mountains. This camp focuses on developing independent skills such as starting fires, constructing tents, cooking food, and packing bags. No backpacking experience is needed. However, students must be able to carry their own 15-20 pound backpack for at least five miles and must provide basic backpacking gear. Please contact Lindsey Porter (lporter@evergreenschool.org) for a complete list of needed equipment.
     
    Intro to Outdoor Living and Backpacking: Mt. Rainier
    Ages 10-12
    July 22-26
    Monday 9:00 a.m. through Friday 4:00 p.m.
    $850
    Facilitated by Mattie Carruth
    This is for the student who is ready to learn backpacking skills. We’ll have fun exploring Mount Rainier National Park. The first three days will be day hiking on trails throughout the park and we’ll spend the first three nights in a campground where kids will learn the basics of outdoor living such as cooking, water purification, navigation, and more. The students will have a chance to practice their new skills on an overnight backpacking trip for the final night from Thursday to Friday. Hiking and camping locations will be determined based on weather, trail conditions, and snow levels. Each participant must have basic backpacking gear, please contact Lindsey Porter, lporter@evergreenschool.org, for a complete list of needed equipment.
     
    Hiking & Berry Picking
    Ages 9-12
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructor: Lina Rose
    Students will hike each day in search of outdoor beauty and nature's best snack: berries! Students will learn to identify common berries such as raspberries, strawberries, salmonberries, blackberries, loganberries and other berries that are in season depending on the weather. Hikes will vary between four and seven miles long. Students should wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots and bring a water bottle and lunch.
     
    Intermediate Rock Climbing
    Ages 10-14
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $425
    Instructor: Mattie Carruth
    This course is for climbers who want to further their skills. The first three days will be spent focusing on climbing techniques at a local climbing gym. On Thursday, we will head out for a two-day climbing adventure exploring the outdoor crags of Mt. Erie. We will camp at a campground nearby so we can maximize our time on the rock. Students enrolled in this camp should have prior climbing experience. Contact Mattie Carruth (mcarruth@evergreenschool.org) if you have questions.
     
    Hiking: Intermediate Skills
    Ages 9-11
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    This week is designed for the student who loves hiking and is ready each morning to hit the trails! We’re teaching students about the value of natural spaces while simply enjoying the outdoors. Our outdoor education teachers always encourage students along to leave no trace while hiking, and to enjoy the beauty along the way. Each morning we'll head out for a hike with plenty of rest stops and nature education. Students must bring a light backpack to sufficiently carry their lunch and water bottle. They should also have tie-up sturdy sneakers or hiking boots.
     
    Nautical Adventures
    Ages 10-14
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $425
    Instructor: Mattie Carruth
    Each day we will visit a different water destination and play in a different water vessel. Whether students are new to a sport or seasoned sailors, our lifeguard-certified instructor will be there to support them while they’re gaining valuable nautical skills. Activities will be dependent on weather conditions, but may include floating down the Snoqualmie River in inner tubes, kayaking in Puget Sound, or stand-up paddleboarding and/or sailing in Lake Washington. Participants should be enthusiastic about spending the full week outdoors. Please note that this camp is priced slightly higher due to daily equipment rental fees. Students must bring a swimsuit, light towel, daypack, full water bottle, waterproof shoes, light layers that can get wet, and a lunch.
     
    Fly Fishing
    Ages 11-14
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Kiki Contreras and Brian Wagner- Fly fishing is a sport that teaches patience, improves motor skills, and fosters an appreciation for nature. No one can walk away from losing a battle with a stubborn trout without a deep respect for the fish! Students will learn the basics of fly fishing—setting up their rod and reel, knot tying, basic casting techniques, reading the river, and selecting the right fly. Discussion will also include the history of fly fishing, how it’s different from other kinds of fishing, and entomology. We’re going to have a fantastic week fishing each day!
  • Performing Arts

    Hip Hop Dance
    Ages 8-11
    June 24-28 and/or July 15-19           
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessica Jobaris
    Join us for a fun week learning about the dance of hip hop! Two parts hip hop, one part modern dance, one part martial arts, and one part ballet … mix it all in a blender and shake it up in the summer heat, then throw it on a stage and make a stunning dance piece incorporating all these different genres of dance. Students should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing each day.
     
    Musical Theater: Songs from Mary Poppins
    Ages 9-13
    June 24-28  
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Jessica Low & Melissa Maanao
    If your child is a fan of Mary Poppins or Mary Poppins Returns, then don't miss this awesome opportunity! In this rehearsal class, students will rehearse and stage production numbers from both movies and develop skills in dancing, hip hop, singing and rapping. On the last day, we will share a performance with friends and family.
     
    Tech Theater: Scenery and Props
    Ages 10-14
    June 24-28 and/or July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructors: Craig Wollam and Suzi Tucker
    A hands-on experience for those who like to be behind the scenes! This week is filled with design projects such as set construction, painting stage flats, and building props for our summer productions of Frozen or Honk. Working with different materials, operating power tools safely and learning paint techniques are just some of the fun activities in this project-packed theater class.
     
    Video Game Music  
    Ages 10-13
    June 24-28, July 8-12 and/or July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Michael Erickson
    In this class, students will discover how to make their own music in the old-fashioned, retro style of 8-bit video games. Class discussion will be about the “chiptune” music genre and the history of video game music. At the end of the week, students will have their own CD to bring home featuring their created music loops.
     
    Bollywood Dance
    Ages 8-10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 1-5 (closed July 4)
    $150
    Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
    Bollywood is a huge film industry in Mumbai, India. Students will be learning a choreographed dance routine from popular Hindi/Bollywood songs. Bollywood dancing is a fun way to get a dose of cardio and good exercise! Dance steps and routines will be introduced, and basic Hindi key words and phrases will be taught and spoken. On Friday of this week, our class will invite others to show what we’ve learned.
     
    Electronic Music
    Ages 10-13  
    July 1-5 (closed July 4), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150
    July 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $185
    Instructor: Michael Erickson
    What is electronic music? It is a hip music genre. In this class, children will have a chance to work with a professional electronic music recording artist and learn how to create this type of music, using the recording software Ableton Live to make beats, dance tracks, soundscapes, and original compositions.

    Musical Production: Frozen
    Instructors: Eia Waltzer and Melissa Maanao
    Ages 9-12  
    Two weeks: July 8-19   
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $770
    Instructors: Eia Waltzer & Melissa Maanao
    Two weeks. Two shows on Friday, July 19, one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Theater. Full attendance on all ten days of rehearsal and for both performances is required for participation. Children 11 or 12 years old should only participate in one of our summer musicals (Frozen or Honk).
    Calling actors, singers, and dancers! The Evergreen School Summer Performing Arts Program is putting on the first of two big shows this summer and we need your talent! In this two-week production class, students become members of a small cast, and each day is filled with fun activities that build skills in musical theater performance. Every student enrolled receives a copy of the music, a rehearsal cd and the script in advance of rehearsals. Auditions take place on the first day of class. On the last day, July 19, in partnership with our Backstage Crew and Costume Crew classes, actors will present two big performances (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) complete with sets, costumes and lights. Our performing arts program has a team of five experienced teaching artists all led by Evergreen’s Vanessa Miller.
     
    Tech Theater: Costume Construction
    Ages 10-14  
    July 8-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.. Frozen Production
    July 22-26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Honk Production
    $185
    Instructor: Aidyn Stevens
    A hands-on experience for those who like to be behind the scenes of a big production! Every day this week, students will be studying with a professional theater designer and building different costume pieces to be used by cast members in our summer productions of Frozen and/or Honk. Working with different materials, learning about color, sewing with a needle and thread, and practicing different paint techniques are just some of the fun activities in this project-packed theater class.

    Tech Theater: Costume Crew for Frozen
    Ages 10-14
    July 15-19
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessilee Marander
    Students in this class are part of the magic behind the scenes of our Frozen musical. As a member of the small crew of costume assistants, students will be altering costumes, assisting with hair and make-up, and organizing quick costumes changes. This is a fun, project-packed theater class for the aspiring designer. By enrolling in this class, students are making a commitment to being present for both performances on Friday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. assisting with costuming.
     
    Tech Theater: Backstage Crew for Frozen
    Ages 10-14
    July 15-19
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructors: Craig Wollam and Suzi Tucker
    Students in this class are part of the magic behind the scenes of our Frozen musical. This small team of students will learn about the technical elements of focusing lights, operating a sound board, and being on the backstage crew, shifting scenic elements in time with musical transitions. By enrolling in this class, students are making the commitment to being present for both performances on Friday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to run all backstage tech.

    Mystery Theater
    Ages 7-10  
    July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.      
    $185
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Join this team of detectives leading the investigation to help tie clues together and solve an original story mystery. Using various prompts such as pictures, found objects, typed-written notes, students will create an original play filled with complex characters and surprising events. Each day is filled with activities in creating a character, writing dialogue, and staging a scene. On the last day, students share their collaborative mystery with family and friends.
     
    Out of the Box Costumes
    Ages 7-10 
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessilee Marander
    This is the perfect class for the young budding costume designer with a rich imagination for storytelling. Every day, students will explore the art of simple costume design by working with fabric and color choices, and constructing costume pieces. At the end of the week, students take home a one-of-a-kind box of costumes for future plays and at-home performances.
     
    Beyond Hamilton: Self-Expression through Rap
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26      
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Learn the art of rap and unlock your voice through rhythm and language in this fun and inspiring performance-based class. Develop your skills as a writer, learn how to write lyrics to original beats, free up your physical expression, and sharpen your delivery and flow. On the last day, rappers will take to the stage to perform for family and friends.
     
    Digital Music Composition
    Ages 10-14  
    July 22-26    
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    In this class combining technology and music, students will explore music creation with PC computer technology. Lessons include learning audio looping, generating digital sounds from scratch, voice recording, mixing tracks together, and much more. Students will be able to experiment with programs such as Magix Music Maker and Sony Acid Music Studio (both similar to Apple’s GarageBand). The class week ends where each child has created their own CD, or individual mp3s, to bring home and share with friends and family.
     
    Musical Production: Honk
    Ages 11-14
    Two weeks: July 22-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $770
    Instructors: Vanessa Miller, Jessica Low, and Melissa Maanao
    Two weeks. Two shows on Friday, August 2: one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Theater. Full attendance on all 10 days of rehearsal and for both performances is required for participation. Children 11 and 12 years old should only participate in one of our summer musicals (Frozen or Honk).
    Calling actors, singers and dancers! The Evergreen School Summer Performing Arts Program is producing the second of two big shows this summer and we need your talent! In this two-week production class, students become members of a small cast, and each day is filled with fun activities that build skills in musical theater performance. Every student enrolled receives a copy of the music, a rehearsal cd and the script in advance of rehearsals. Auditions take place on the first day of class. On the last day, August 2, in partnership with our Backstage Crew and Costume Crew classes, actors will present two big performances (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.). complete with sets, costumes and lights. This performing arts program has a team of five experienced teaching artists all led by Evergreen’s Vanessa Miller.
     
    Beginning Ukulele
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    Ages 7-10
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    Students can learn the basics of playing the ukulele in just one week. This class is taught with games, other fun activities, strumming songs and learning chords. Students may bring their own instrument or they may use one of our ukuleles.
     
    Tech Theater: Costume Crew for Honk
    Ages 10-14
    July 29-August 2   
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessilee Marander
    Students in this class are part of the magic behind the scenes of our Honk musical. As a member of the small crew of costume assistants, students will be altering costumes, assisting with hair and make-up, and organizing quick costumes changes. This is a fun, project-packed theater class for the aspiring designer. By enrolling in this class, students are making a commitment to being present for both performances on Friday August 2 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to assist with costuming.
     
    Tech Theater: Backstage Crew for Honk
    Ages 10-14
    July 29-August 2  
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructors: Craig Wollam and Suzy Tucker
    Students in this class are part of the magic behind the scenes of our Honk musical. This small team of students will learn about the technical elements of focusing lights, operating a sound board, and being on the backstage crew, shifting scenic elements in time with musical transitions. By enrolling in this class, students are making the commitment to being present for both performances on Friday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to run all backstage tech.
     
  • Sports

    Beginning Saber Academy
    Ages 10-14
    June 17-21
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shaye Whitmer
    Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. The mind, the body and the spirit will be challenged! Class lessons include meditation, yoga, fencing and some elements of parkour. As apprentices learn these skills to have a chance to be chosen by a knight, they must also design and build their own saber that will truly be theirs to keep. Small power tools and soldering techniques will be taught so students may craft their own personal saber.

    Fencing
    Age 10-14
    June 17-21 and/or July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shaye Whitmer- Both beginning and intermediate fencing students are welcome in this class. Students will learn modern fencing with foil, and returning students may elect to work with saber as well. Students will be actively learning the footwork, hand work, and blade work in a safe environment. Fencing helps to improve coordination and reflexes. The sport introduces an element of strategy and athleticism that will aid the student in a holistic view of health.

    Volleyball
    Ages 9-11
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    Students will learn the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting and serving. Classes will conclude with short scrimmages in order for students to learn the general flow of the game. Both beginning and advanced players welcome.

    World Sports and Games
    Ages 9-12
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    Students will be discussing, learning and playing different sports and games that are popular in other parts of the world. They’ll be exposed to table tennis, handball, bocce ball and more. Children will be physically active all week while learning these popular sporting traditions from other countries.
     
    Soccer for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    July 8-12
    $185
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    This is a great opportunity for students to learn and hone the fundamental skills of soccer, as well as play friendly games with minimal competition.  
     
    Beginning and Advanced Inline Skating
    Ages 6-10
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Skate Journeys
    Students will learn the basic foundation of skate moves, including striding, stopping and turning. Additional skills taught include "rules of the road," how to fall properly, and various tricks. Skate Journeys provides the correct size SEBA skates for each child plus all the protective gear (except for helmets); please provide your child with a helmet. No previous skating experience necessary. A parent-signed waiver form will be required for your child to participate in this class.

    Pillow Polo and Team Handball
    Ages 9-12
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    Learn pillow polo and handball! These are fun versions of two popular Olympic sports. Pillow polo is a nerf-sticks/nerf-ball game similar to hockey, while handball is the youth version of this Olympic sport that is very popular in Europe. Handball is a "hands-only” version of indoor soccer or as some say, "water polo without water." Be ready for plenty of skills practice, team play and fun all week!

    Parkour Kids
    Ages 7-10, July 22-26, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-7, August 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Kong Academy
    For our younger students, it’s all about introducing them to the sport, encouraging confidence with movement, and having fun; focus is on development of these early motor skills. Older students will also use blocks and bars to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Students will be running, jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, rolling and working on safe ground movements, all in a safe, supportive environment.

    Basketball for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-6, July 29-August 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-9, August 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 9-11, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    An opportunity for the children to learn the fundamental skills of basketball. They will learn some new skills with the sport and play friendly games with minimal competition. Players should join us for skill building and healthy game competition. The perfect camp for the beginning to intermediate level basketball player.

    Beginning and Advanced Skateboarding
    Ages 6-10
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Skate IA, Inc.
    Students will learn the basic moves of skateboarding, including safety, balance and fun. They will progress onto a launch ramp as they're ready. Skateboards and safety gear are provided for your child to use for the week (except for helmets); please provide your child with a helmet. A parent-signed waiver form will be required for your child to participate in this class.

    Flag Football for Girls and Boys
    Ages 8-10
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Loveraj "LJ" Sidhu
    Is your child eager to play football, but you’re not quite ready for the helmet, pads and tackling? Enroll your child in our flag football camp! This is a fantastic activity that offers the challenge, strategy, running and play of regular, rough-and-tumble football—all without the impact.

    Pickleball
    Ages 9-13
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Erik Eriksen
    This week we will experience the fun and joy of pickleball, a sport that combines the likes of tennis and ping-pong. We will begin by developing the foundational skills of the sport, and really get into the swing of things as we progress towards singles and doubles matches. This camp will involve some drills, a lot of games, and keep everyone physically active!
We also offer Preschool & PreK programs, as well as Day Camp for school-age students (ages 5-10). For older kids (ages 12-14), we offer a Junior Leader in Training program. Explore the Preschool & PreK page and click the link above to find out more about Day Camp. 

The Evergreen School
15201 Meridian Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
206.364.2650
The Evergreen School is a private, Seattle-area school  serving the needs of gifted students in preschool through 8th grade.