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 Volleyball Camp

Cougars Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Coach Derek McIntyre
Grade: Boys and Girls in Entering Grades 4-8
Date/Time: June 17-21, 2019 // 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Needed: Comfortable athletic shoes and clothing. Knee pads optional, but recommended

The Cougars Volleyball Camp is a five-day morning camp available to ACDS boys and girls entering grades 4-8. The camp will be held on the ACDS campus with the PE portable as the base. It’s an opportunity for the ACDS volleyball coaching staff to help students develop their skills for the game of volleyball in a fun and enjoyable environment. Each camp day will include instruction with a focus on learning the fundamentals of volleyball and will finish with a controlled scrimmage with an opportunity for the kids to apply the skills they have learned.

Cost: $200

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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

Sewing 101

Sewing 101
Age:
8 years old and up (8 students per session)
Instructor: Tiffany Tamboury
Session 1: June 24-28, 2019    
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon

Calling all students who gravitate to making things with their hands!  In this class we will learn the basics of sewing by hand. Students will learn how to thread and knot a needle, straight stitch, whip stitch, sew on a button, and make fun kid-approved projects to take home such as bookmarks, coin purses, pillows, pouches, ornaments, and small homemade gifts...the possibilities are endless!  If time allows, students may learn straight-stitching on a sewing machine. All supplies included.

Cost: $275 

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Modern Quilting 101

Modern Quilting 101
Instructor: Ms. Tiffany Tamboury
Age: 8 years old and up (6 students per session)
Session 1: June 24-28, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This class is for students who have (almost) mastered the sewing machine and can straight stitch and use a rotary cutter or sewing scissors without supervision. Students will make a lovely small art quilt to take home with a hand sewn binding. All supplies included.

Cost: $350 per session

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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

The Art of the Persuasive Essay

The Art of the Persuasive Essay
Instructor: Ms. Jillian Hanley
Grade: Entering grades 6 - 8
Session: July 8 - 19 from 9 - 11 a.m.

Do you want to work on your writing skills, deepen your understanding of persuasion, and prepare yourself for the upcoming school year? In The Art of the Persuasive Essay, you will analyze and use persuasive writing techniques to apply in the ever-important persuasive essay, a type of writing that you will write throughout middle school, high school, and beyond!

Cost: $200 

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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 

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Sewing 101

Sewing 101
Instructor: Tiffany Tamboury
Age: 8 years old and up (8 students per session)
Session 2: July 8 - 12, 2019   
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon

Calling all students who gravitate to making things with their hands!  In this class we will learn the basics of sewing by hand. Students will learn how to thread and knot a needle, straight stitch, whip stitch, sew on a button, and make fun kid-approved projects to take home such as bookmarks, coin purses, pillows, pouches, ornaments, and small homemade gifts...the possibilities are endless!  If time allows, students may learn straight-stitching on a sewing machine. All supplies included.

Cost: $275 

Register

Modern Quilting 101

Modern Quilting 101
Instructor: Ms. Tiffany Tamboury
Age: 8 years old and up (6 students per session)
Session 2: July 8 -12, 2019 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This class is for students who have (almost) mastered the sewing machine and can straight stitch and use a rotary cutter or sewing scissors without supervision.  Students will make a lovely small art quilt to take home with a hand sewn binding. All supplies included.

Cost: $350 per session

Register

On the Radio!

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.

Cost: $350

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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

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The Art of the Personal Essay

The Art of the Personal Essay
Instructor: Ms. Jillian Hanley
Grade: Entering grades 6 - 8
Session: July 22 - August 2 from 9am - 11am

Do you have amazing stories to tell, an interesting way of look at the world, or a desire to improve your use of the written word? In The Art of the Personal Essay, you will look to professionals as models for yourself and learn how to take a small incident in your life and turn it into a piece of creative nonfiction. The skills learned in The Art of the Personal Essay can be taken and applied to writing assignments throughout your educational career and -- just maybe -- to future publication!

Cost: $200 

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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. 

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!

Cost: $200

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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

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

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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.