Classes by Age

Ages 5-8

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List of 5 items.

  • Fine Arts

    Ooey Gooey Science
    Ages 6-8
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Tiffany Tran
    This science and art class encourages wonder, curiosity, and creativity with gooey projects! It allows children full hands-on exploring, helping them develop their imaginations while they are learning about their world. Each day students will be immersed in scientific concoctions that involve paint, bubbles, playdough, and many other squishy, colorful mediums. Children should wear play clothes that can get messy.
     
    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!

    Garden Art
    Ages 5-7
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Judith Hart
    Children who enjoy gardening and creating art will love this class. Students will create unique planters, bird feeders, wind chimes, plant markers and other forms of art for the garden. Art techniques will include metal embossing, painting, beading and working with clay. Projects will be made from new and recycled materials.
     
    Arts 'n' Crafty Hands
    Ages 6-8
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Tiffany Tran
    There are many lifelong benefits to learning crafts, but one of the most important is for the children to enjoy themselves! This week we will be creating art using our hands and several different kinds of materials, such as watercolor, paint, glue, string, yarn, ribbon, beads and more. We will be making woven wall hangings and baskets, watercolor yarn art, ribbon bookmarks, and different kinds of jewelry.
     
    Cooking Kids: Simple, Healthy Snacks
    Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    June 24-28
    $185
    Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
    This hands-on tasty and healthy cooking class will teach students how to create their own healthy snacks. The basics of health and safety in the kitchen as well as proper table manners will be emphasized throughout the week. By the end, the class will have compiled a cookbook of the week's recipes. Through cooking, valuable life skills are taught and academic lessons such as math, reading and science are explored. Please provide your child with a cutting board.
     
    Fiber Arts & Crafts
    Ages 6-9
    June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    This class will explore different techniques in fiber arts and other crafts. Students will have the opportunity to work with both 2D and 3D materials to create their own unique and exciting pieces. Projects range from textile art, including knitting, weaving, and fabric printing, to paper crafts and stamp making.

    It's All Art… and Science
    Ages 6-8
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), $150
    July 15-19, $185
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    Children will be exposed to the crafting basics of weaving, sewing, beading and felting plus the wonder of science through butterflies, summer weather and rainbows. This class highlights the balance between visual art and science. Children will learn skills they'll use for a lifetime as well as honing physical strength and fine motor ability. At the end of the week, students will bring home lovely finished crafted pieces.
     
    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.
     
    Sculpting Nature
    Ages 7-9
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    Students in this class will spend time outside, collecting found and natural materials, and arranging these items into unique forms and designs. Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy’s sculptures and works of natural and temporary art, we will use elements of nature to create our own art this week. Emphasis is on sustainability, patience and the ability to “let go” all while being creative. This is a process-oriented class.

    Beginning Hand Sewing and Crafts
    Ages 5-7
    July 8-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    August 12-16, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
    Learn the basics of hand sewing, knitting, felting, crafting and weaving in this new class, created to introduce our younger students to hand sewing and fiber arts. Students will learn basics like threading needles, tying knots and experimenting with several types of stitches. Students will choose specific projects to work on, such as hand-sewn puppets, pillows, woven rag rugs, bookmarks and accessories. The will also learn and work on knitting. It helps to build fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and most importantly, it will give their creative muscles a workout!
     
    Summer Nature Art
    Ages 6-8
    July 8-12
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Michelle Bolton
    Summer is the perfect time to focus on one’s artistic skills. There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the summer, using natural materials from mother earth. Each day, students will be guided through a different visual craft and encouraged along with their special touches and creativity. Projects include bird houses, garden stones, sun photos, leaf prints and weaving.

    Fairy and Sprite Hideouts 
    Ages 7-10
    July 8-12          
    9:00-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessilee Marander
    Think little but dream big, as we build fairy-sized hideouts from recycled objects and invent stories about magical sprites and elves. This popular class is great fun for any artist who likes to create miniature homes and hideouts all for imaginative play.

    Creative Art Shotz
    Morning Workshop: Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Workshop: Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    July 15-19
    $185
    Instructor: Michelle Bolton
    Calling all kinds of artists! Spin! Squirt! Flick! Carve! Stick! Click! Print! Join us to explore unique mediums and express your creativity. With paint, ceramic, rock, metal, magnets, wood, canvas and a variety of other interesting materials we will be creating our own works of art all week. Students will transform the photos they’ve taken into artworks such as metal magnet boards, personalized magnets, bird or fairy houses, canvas projects … and more!
     
    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.
     
    Sudsy Science Fun with Soaps & Bath Bombs
    Ages 7-9
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Tiffany Tran
    Making soaps and bath bombs is a creative, hands-on approach to learning chemistry. The science behind making these two fizzy and fragrant items is fantastically fascinating! Students this week will have fun coming up with their own ideas in creating then decorating their own soaps and bath bombs to bring home and share with friends and family.
     
    Tarts, Pies and Ice Cream
    Ages 7-9, July 15-19, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-8, August 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $465
    Instructor: Silvana Junge- A tasty week where students will create festive tarts, fruit pies, baked custard tarts, decorative crusts and galettes, as well as pairing an ice cream flavor each day. Students will learn the differences between tarts, pies, and their different crusts. Each of the baked products can be frozen for up to three months.

    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.
     
    Chinese Painting
    Ages 7-9, July 22-26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-8, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Children will be taught how to paint in the beautiful style of Chinese painting. Chinese brushes will be used to paint animals, people, flowers, and more. The Chinese language and culture will be presented.
     
    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.

    Art Sparks
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    We're using a variety of mediums this week including frozen paint cubes, straws, balloons and sunshine clay. Each art project will be summer themed to celebrate the beautiful summer season!
     
    Recycled Cardboard Zoo Animal Sculptures
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Students will start by learning how to make simple sketches of animals. Then they'll work on designs for creating their favorite zoo animals in three dimensions, using cardboard, paints, and other materials. Finally, the whole class will be encouraged to work together to make a model zoo in which to display our creatures for our mini open house 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.

    Learning to Bake from Scratch
    Ages 5-7
    August 5-9 and/or August 19-23
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $465
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Children love to bake! In this popular class, learn how to make fantastic desserts and dishes with Silvana. This class is specifically designed to grant our youngest chefs the attention needed to learn fundamental baking skills.
     
    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.
     
    Origami
    Ages 7-9
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    The art of origami, or Japanese paper folding, has mesmerized children and adults alike for centuries. In this class, students will be taught the history of the art form and its amazing usefulness and instructed on different designs to create. Students will discover that with origami, it’s practice, practice, practice! This is the perfect class for determined children who enjoy working with their hands. We’ll offer a large variety of materials and folding options to work with. At the end of the week, we’ll share our creations in a mini open house.
     
    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.

    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.
     
    Friendship Bracelets
    Ages 7-9
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    How many different kinds of friendship bracelets can be made? Many! Join us for a fun crafting week focusing on this classic, colorful summer favorite. Exchanging these decorative, handmade bracelets has always been a symbol of friendship and kindness, and summer is a great time for making memories and learning this relaxing pastime. Students will learn how to make bracelets, keychains and anklets.
     
    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.
     
  • Learning & Enrichment

    Very Beginning Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-8 years old
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Lori Osseward
    This class is a great introduction for beginners to learn the basics of this wonderfully challenging game. Chess helps young minds to develop exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills. Chess also increases creativity and cognitive skills. Coach Lori uses games, stories, puzzles, and art projects to help our very young children learn to love this ancient game.
     
    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.
     
    Comparison of Children's Authors
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Ages 6-8 years old
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    The class combines it all: reading, writing, and art. Children will spend the week learning about famous, creative, and entertaining children’s authors and their illustrators. Students will create and illustrate their own stories. The class will discuss story sequence and character development as well.
     
    Learning to Love Writing
    Ages 6-8 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 8-10 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.   
    June 17-21    
    $185
    Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
    Students fall in love with writing for a variety of purposes. Different ways to enjoy writing can be as simple as making lists or writing letters to friends, or something more such as keeping a journal, creating a comic book, or even writing a story. Students will receive lots of encouragement all week in this class. It’s a great way for children to use their imaginations while improving their writing skills.

    Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Gaming with LEGO® Materials
    Ages 5-7 years old
    June 24-28
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Play-Well TEKnologies
    This week, students bring Minecraft to life with LEGO bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game: roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures. Students may build a zoo, create a medieval castle, or even design a tree house village. This original experience is designed by Play-Well instructors, inspired by the popular game Minecraft.
     
    Energy! Power!
    Ages 6-8 years old
    June 24-28
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    An energizing week for the children! Students will be discovering and learning about different kinds of energy all week. Each day will focus on a type; solar, wind, water, food, man-made, and more.
     
    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.
     
    Salmon Celebration
    Ages 6-8
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Students will learn all about the lives of salmon through story, song, movement, and art. Investigations will include learning all about the salmon life cycle and its stages, salmon structures, the needs of salmon in each stage of life, and how pollution can cause harm to salmon and their habitat.
     
    Introduction to Typing/Keyboarding Skills
    Ages 7-9
    June 24-28 and/or August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
    $185
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    Typing is an invaluable skill that takes time and lots of practice to master. This class is for students with little or no experience. We will discuss the history of typing and why it’s important. Students learn about proper ergonomics and the home row keys. Students will also be exposed to several typing programs and games. A list of resources will go home on the last day.       

    The Author's Chair
    Ages 5-7
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Molly Daybert
    This class offers a week celebrating several of the greatest children’s authors: Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss and more. We will be reading books, creating books, exploring with art, and experimenting with book characters.
     
    Wonders of the World
    Ages 5-7
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
    $150
    Instructor: Molly Daybert
    This class will simply help to ignite interest in the history and beauty of our world. Class will discuss both the ancient and modern seven wonders. The beginning lessons will include noticing and discussing beautiful natural wonders just around our own school campus. Class discussion will include geography, maps and bodies of water.
     
    It's 8:00 a.m. Somewhere in Our World
    Ages 7-9
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150
    July 8-12, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    This week-long class combines international studies with cooking. Each day we’ll be learning a bit about the culture and cuisine from a specific country. Lessons will be taught using stories, cooking and craft projects, and geography and science

    Pollution Science Explorers
    Ages 6-8
    July 8-12
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    We're exploring the interesting science behind pollution this week ... and what can we do about it! The class will be doing hands-on experiments to learn about the effects of pollution on our environment. We'll discuss ideas in a group, then come up with solutions for how to reduce and eliminate our own carbon footprints.
     
    Novel Engineering
    Ages 7-9
    July 8-12                    
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    A reading, writing and story creation class exploring the engineering and design process through the exploration of literature! Through discussion and attentive reading, students will collect problems that a character is facing, then explore the needs and constraints of the character and brainstorm possible solutions. For a hands-on approach, students will work in teams to plan and build a functional prototype in order to meet the needs and constraints of their characters.
     
    Press Pass: The Daily Newspaper
    Ages 7-9
    July 8-12 and/or August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    We’re learning how to interview, write, photograph, and report for our own daily publication. Students are taught report writing mechanics and how to transfer the content into a quick-read, interesting piece for an audience.

    Adventures in STEM using LEGO® Materials
    Ages 5-7
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $225   
    Instructors of Play-Well TEKnologies
    During this fun, imaginative week, students will be constructing with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! They will be guided to build engineer-designed projects such as trains, helicopters, treehouses and bridges.
     
    Author Study
    Ages 6-8
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    In this class, students are comparing and contrasting three beloved author/illustrators: Arnold Lobel, Arthur Dorros and Margaret Wise Brown. The class will be practicing the story book writing process and students will have the opportunity to write and illustrate their very own story.
     
    Science Experiments
    Ages 6-8
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    This week we’re discussing the scientific method of coming up with a hypothesis, following a procedure, coming up with a conclusion, and then analyzing if they were the same or different. Students work through a variety of fun, hands-on science projects and even come up with some of their own. The class will be working with easy-to-gather supplies such as vinegar, baking soda, water bottles, balloons, and food coloring. New experiments presented each day.
     
    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.

    Beginning-Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185                                                    
    Instructor: Lori Osseward
    Children at the beginning and beginning-intermediate levels may enroll. Coach Lori is highly skilled at teaching and working with children at their appropriate chess playing levels. Children will learn the basic rules of chess and then practice through friendly games.
     
    Animal Exploration
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Science with animals! Discussion and lessons in this fun-filled class will involve the different needs different animals have and their diverse habitats. Other topics will include animal diets, body parts, how different animals move, what special abilities they have, and much more.
     
    Chinese Culture
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Through this hands-on class, students will experience China. Students will learn Chinese songs and Chinese words, make Chinese-inspired crafts, play traditional Chinese games, and taste Chinese food.
     
    Discover Geometry
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    This class offers a week of geometric fun filled with games, math art, stories, and building materials. Students will learn about geometric shapes and solids and do hands-on work with perimeter, area, and squaring and cubing numbers.
     
    Cardboard Academy
    Ages 7-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Karen Kessinger
    We’ll be in The Evergreen School’s innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week transforming cardboard into dream houses, arcade games, toys or anything else your child imagines! We’ll focus on the development of construction and craftsmanship skills with a variety of tools and materials. Design, engineering, art, and imagination all in one!

    Building and Architecture
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier- Building and architectural challenges all week! Students will be challenged to build structures that support a dictionary, survive a mini-earthquake, and reach the ceiling; all while having a great time. Class discussion will include cool facts about the buildings around us. We'll also be making our own structures out of everything from sugar cubes to cement we made ourselves.
     
    Picture Book Design Thinking
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Megan Logan
    Engineers solve problems by making things that work or by making things better. We’re in The Evergreen School's innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week using cardboard, paint, and other tools to build solutions to problems set forth in picture books. For example, after reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff, how else could the goats have gotten across the river? Design a solution for them! What about Olympig!, where Boomer participates in the Animal Olympics but has trouble with the pole vault—what could we design to help him?
     
    Design Your Own Hero
    Ages 7-9
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    There are plenty of princes, princesses, and heroes in our world … but how many of them look, act, and think like us? In this class there will be elements of storytelling centered around a comic book writing and presentation style. This is a class where we’re designing the idols of our dreams and completing a story panel to take home by the end of the week. This is an imaginative creative writing and drawing class.
     
    Speak … Eat … Spanish!
    Ages 7-9
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    Each day, this class will take a look at the culture, food, and language of a different Spanish-speaking country. Over the week, we’ll discuss all the ways in which countries that share the same language can really be so different. We’ll be immersed in Latin and Spanish culture all week while we’re cooking and participating in fun Spanish lessons.

    Strategy, Problem Solving, Creativity … Board Games!
    Ages 6-8
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Tiffany Tran
    Board games are a sometimes-overlooked educational tool. Children need, and acquire, many key skills in order to successfully play board games, including communicating, creativity, fine and gross motor development, strategy, patience, and reading, among others. Some of the wonderful games your child will experience this week include Cranium, Scrabble, Blokus, Labyrinth and an assortment of card games.

    Beginning Computer Coding for Girls
    Ages 7-9
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    This is an introductory and exploratory coding class for girls who are curious about programming but have never tried it or have very little experience. We will discuss the importance of computer programming and what it means to be a programmer. Students will explore several different engaging activities on Code.org, ScratchJr and Girls Who Code.

    French Culture
    Ages 6-8
    August 19-23
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Kim Chastagner
    This is a fun introduction to French culture and language through games, art projects, and delicious French pastries! Students will have the opportunity to order (and taste) French pastries in class. Vocabulary will be introduced through popular French children's songs and games. Students will also learn about the city of Paris and its beautiful monuments, as well as the stories of famous Impressionist artists, and students will have opportunities to create their own art projects.
     
  • Outdoor Education

    Day Hiking Basics
    Ages 6-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    There’s no better way to spend summer days than hiking in and around our beautiful Seattle! These day hikes are light and simple, great for the young and beginner hiking enthusiast. This camp is designed to teach the value of hiking while enjoying the outdoors. Each morning we'll head out for a hike with plenty of rest stops, nature education, and fun along the way. Children must bring a light backpack to sufficiently carry their lunch and water bottle. They must also have tie-up sturdy sneakers or hiking boots. We'll be visiting parks with beach access, so plan to get a little wet and dirty each day!


  • Performing Arts

    Step in Time: An Introduction to Dance
    Ages 5-6
    June 17-21 and/or June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
    $185
    Instructor: Piper Foster
    Ballet, jazz and modern combine in this introductory dance class inspired by none other than Mary Poppins! Each day students will learn about the story through books and activities, participate in dance lessons, and learn a short piece of choreography inspired by the classic film. Students are encouraged to enroll in both weeks, but have the option to enroll in just one. The entire experience will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
     
    Storytelling Through Classical Ballet: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Peter and The Wolf, and More!
    Ages 7-9, June 17-21 and/or June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-6, July 8-12 and/or July 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Piper Foster
    Dolls come to life when dance, music, and storytelling combine in this comprehensive introductory class to classical ballet. Each day, students will dive into a ballet, learning the history and experiencing the story through music, books and video clips. A daily ballet class will teach fundamental technique before applying their knowledge and skills to a short piece of choreography from the ballet.

    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.

    Creative Drama: Magical Kingdoms
    Ages 5-6  
    July 8-12, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 29-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructors: Jen Ruzumna and Molly Hall
    In our Magical Kingdoms class, students will travel to faraway places and explore the secrets and mysteries hidden in the walls of ancient castles. Using their bodies and voices, students will bring to life stories featuring wizards, witches, dragons, queens and kings, and all the characters that are in the castles of their imaginations. Each day is filled with stories, craft projects, games, and movement. On the final day, students will act out a story for friends and family.
     
    We Got Annie: A Dance Adventure
    Ages 7-8
    July 8-12 and/or July 15-19
    1:00-4:00 p.m.  
    $185
    Instructor: Piper Foster
    Ballet, jazz and modern combine in this dance camp inspired by none other than the musical Annie! Each day students will learn about the story through books and activities, participate in a dance lesson, and learn a short piece of choreography inspired by the classic play. Students are encouraged to enroll in both weeks, but have the option to enroll in just one. Always remember… you're never fully dressed without a smile!

    Creative Drama: Buried Treasure
    Ages 5-6
    July 15-19
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jennifer Reif
    This week, students dive into the deep seas of their imaginations in search of buried treasure! Activities include discovering a long lost map which will lead them to unknown worlds, and meeting colorful characters aboard the ship of Adventure. Each day is filled with stories, craft projects, games and movement. On the final day, students will act out a story for friends and family.

    Creative Drama: Forest Fantasy
    Ages 5-6
    July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jennifer Reif
    In Forest Fantasy, students will bring to life the magical characters that are found sleeping on mossy beds, or hiding in fallen logs, or playing in babbling brooks. Each day is filled with stories, craft projects, games, and movement. On the final day, students will act out a forest fantasy for friends and family.
     
    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.

    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.

  • Sports

    Sports Medley for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-6, June 17-21, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-9, June 24-28, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Each day students will play a different sport, including soccer, basketball, flag football and more. We’ll introduce the fundamental skills and basic organization of the different sports. Join us for skill building and healthy game competition!

    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.

    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.

    Games People Play
    Ages 6-9
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jeff Lageson- Playground games are physically and mentally challenging and support social skills and conflict resolution. These games are also excellent in supporting healthy growth of endurance and dexterity. We’ll be introducing new games as well as playing some of our old-time favorites. Most of the games are cooperative in nature, but there may be a few where light competition is encouraged.
     
    T-Ball for Girls and Boys    
    Ages 5-7
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Here's an opportunity for students to learn the fundamental skills of t-ball. Join us for plenty of skill-building and friendly games with minimal competition. 
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.