Summer at ACDS

2019 Summer Camps


Classes are out but day camps are in! From athletics to the arts, there is a fun activity for those who are staying close to home.

Below are camp options for students entering grades 1 - 8 that run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or are partial day activities. You can "build-your-own-adventure" by selecting two consecutive camps as well. Each day, lunch and snack breaks will be supervised by a camp counselor. (Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided.) Please pack your camper a healthy lunch plus a snack. Each of our camps are taught by an Almaden Country Day School teacher so your child is learning and practicing valuable skills under a veteran educator/coach. 

If you ave any questions, please contact Student Life Activities Coordinator and Athletics Director Derek McIntyre.

Week of June 10 to 14

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Cougar Sports Camp
Instructor: Coach Derek McIntyre
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 6
Date/Time: June 10-14, 2019 // 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Cougar Summer Sports Camp is a day camp offered to boys and girls entering grades 1-6. The camp will be held on the ACDS campus with the PE portable as the base. Each day will focus on a different sport with other fun games as well as water activities. There are two back-to-back camp dates available. You can select individual days, an entire week-long session or both camps.

Cost: $65 per day or $310 for full week 

Register

Week of June 17 to 21

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Basics

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Basics
Grade:
Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Director: Ian Leonard
Date/Time: June 17 - 21, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

These one-week camps allow students to explore the art of comedy and improv in a fun environment. Students will develop and explore their comedic chops while laughing along the way.

Cost:  $95 per week

Register

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Summertime Theme

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Summertime Theme
Grade:
Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Director: Ian Leonard
Date/Time: June 17 - 21, 2019 from 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

These one week-camps focus on various aspects of performance. The goal is to give students a fun opportunity to experience different skills within musical theater.

Cost:  $95 per Week

Register

Week of June 24 to 28

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Skits & Games

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Skits & Games
Grade: Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Director: Ian Leonard
Date/Time: June 24-28, 2019 // noon - 1:30 p.m.

These one-week camps allow students to explore the art of comedy and improv in a fun environment.  Students will develop and explore their comedic chops while laughing along the way.

Cost: $95

Register

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Broadway Theme

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Broadway Theme
Grade:
Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Director: Ian Leonard
Date/Time: June 24 - 28, 2019 from 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

These one-week camps focus on various aspects of performance. The goal is to give students a fun opportunity to experience different skills within musical theater.

Cost:  $95 per week

Register

Week of July 8 to 12

Creating with Clay

Creating with Clay
Instructor:
Ms. Weronika Zaluska
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 8
Location: Art Studio

Session 1: July 8 – 12 from Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Students will learn clay-modeling techniques while working on a variety of projects, including: animals, containers, decorative plates and mugs. Finished clay creations will be glazed and fired in the kiln. All skill levels welcome!

Cost: $150 for the full week 

Register

On the Radio!

CANCELED: ON THE RADIO! 
Grade:
Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Instructor: Ian Leonard
Date/Time: July 8 - 26 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Cure those Summertime Blues and be a Big Shot this July on the ACDS Stage. Whether you’re a Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy or a Material Girl, it’s time to Shake, Rattle, and Roll during ON THE RADIO!, a celebration of our favorite pop hits from the 1950s to today! From “Bye Bye Love” to “Bye Bye Bye,” from Saddle Shoes to Shutter Shades, this Don’t Be Cruel Summer will have ACDS students rocking the mic and tearing up the dance floor.

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Sketch Writing

Cougars Comedy Camp: Improv Sketch Writing
Grade: Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8
Date/Time: July 8 - 12, 2019 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

These one-week camps allow students to explore the art of comedy and improv in a fun environment. Students will develop and explore their comedic chops while laughing along the way.

Cost: $95 per Week

Register

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Disney Theme

Cougars Cabaret Camp: Disney Theme
Date: July 8 - 12, 2019 from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Director: Ian Leonard
Grade: Boys and Girls in Grades 3-8

These one-week camps focus on various aspects of performance. The goal is to give students a fun opportunity to experience different skills within musical theater.

Cost: $95 per Week

Register

Week of July 15 to 19

Creating with Clay

Creating with Clay
Instructor:
Ms. Weronika Zaluska
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 8
Location: Art Studio
Session 2: July 15 - 19 from Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Students will learn clay-modeling techniques while working on a variety of projects, including: animals, containers, decorative plates and mugs. Finished clay creations will be glazed and fired in the kiln. All skill levels welcome!

Cost: $150 for the full week 

Register

On the Radio! (continued)

On the Radio! Camp runs from July 8 through July 26 for the full 3 weeks. Sign ups are for the full 3 week session. 

Cooking Up Some Science

Cooking Up Some Science
Instructor:  Laura Kitagawa
Date/Time: July 15-19, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grade: Students entering grades 1-5

Who knew cooking in the kitchen involved so much science? Students will combine food with fun as they whip up some tasty creations, test out half-baked ideas, and conduct edible experiments using everyday items from the kitchen and pantry. There’s nothing better than science experiments that you can eat!  This summer camp is definitely a five-star recipe for fun! Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions. New participants only please.

Cost: $200

REGISTER

Week of July 22 to 26

Saso HSPT Prep

Saso HSPT Prep
Date/Time: July 22 - August 2, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade: Boys and Girls Entering Grade 8
Location: tbd

Must register for this course on the Saso website.

  • Improve scores on the HSPT®
  • Advance proficiency skills in mathematics and English
  • Strengthen test-taking skills
  • Master time-management strategies
  • Motivate and build self-confidence

Individualized Evaluation in the following subjects: Verbal: Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Verbal classifications, Logic problems Quantitative Skills: Geometric Comparisons, Numbers in series, Non-geometric comparisons, Number manipulations Reading: Comprehension, Vocabulary Mathematics: Mathematical Concepts, Problem-solving Language: Spelling, Composition, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage

Cost: $799 by May 1, 2019

REGISTER

On the Radio! (continued)

On the Radio! Camp runs from July 8 through July 26 for the full 3 weeks. Sign ups are for the full 3 week session. 

(FULL) Imagination Express

Imagination Express
Instructor:  Laura Kitagawa
Date/Time:  July 22-26, 2019 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Grade: Students entering grades 1-5

Calling all inventors and engineers! Do you have an active imagination and a creative mind? If so, this summer camp is just for you! Students will design and build all kinds of new crazy contraptions that they will be able to take home each day. As Thomas Edison stated, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” So climb aboard the Imagination Express and get ready to turn a pile of junk into something fabulous!

This camp is full. Thank you!

Week of July 29 to August 2

(FULL) Cooking Up Some Science

This camp session is full. We have added a new session of Cooking Up Some Science that runs from July 15-19 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

Cooking Up Some Science
Instructor:  Laura Kitagawa
Date/Time: July 29-August 2, 2019 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Grade: Students entering grades 1-5

Who knew cooking in the kitchen involved so much science? Students will combine food with fun as they whip up some tasty creations, test out half-baked ideas, and conduct edible experiments using everyday items from the kitchen and pantry. There’s nothing better than science experiments that you can eat!  This summer camp is definitely a five-star recipe for fun! Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions. New participants only please.

Cost: $200

Saso HSPT Prep (continued)

This camp runs from from July 22 through August 2 for the full 2 weeks. Sign ups are for the full 2 week session. 

Week of August 26 to 30

Fall Cougar Sports Camp

Fall Cougar Sports Camp
Instructor:
Coach Derek McIntyre
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 6
Session: August 26 - 30, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What to bring: Sack lunch, comfortable athletic shoes and clothing

The Cougar Sports Camps are offered to boys and girls entering grades 1-6. The focus of the Cougar Sports Camps is to expose the campers to a variety of sports while teaching the proper fundamentals in a fun and enjoyable environment. The camp will be held on the ACDS campus with the PE portable as the base. Each day will focus on two different sports, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal, and flag football. We also include arts and crafts each day and there will be fun water activities for our warmer camp weeks.

Cost: $65 per day, $310 per week for Non-Fall Sports Athletes / $45 per day $210 per week for ACDS Fall Sports Athletes

Register

Camps are based on participation and are subject to cancelation by the Almaden Country Day School. The School reserves this right and will inform registrants prior to the camp start date and will issue the appropriate refunds if cancelation ensues.