Summer at ACDS

2018 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 9am to 3pm 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 specialist 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 11 to 15 & June 18 to 22

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Cougar Sports Camps
Instructor: Coach Derek McIntyre
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 6

Session 1: June 11 - 15 , 2018 from 9am - 3pm
Session 2: June 18 - 22, 2018 from 9am - 3pm

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 or $600 for two camps (eligible only upon registration)

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Week of June 25 to 29

Cooking Up Some Science!

FULL! Try STEM-sational Fairy Tales for science fun!

Instructor: Mrs. Laura Kitagawa
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 4

Session: June 25 – 29 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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. For students entering grades 1 - 4. Combine with "Summer Games" for a full day of fun!

Week of July 9 to 13

Drama Camps

Drama Camp: "Let's All Go To The Lobby"
Instructor: Director Ian Leonard
Grade: Entering grades 2 - 5

Session 1: July 9 - 27 from 9am - 11:30am (no drop-ins)

Hooray for Hollywood! Our 2nd-5th Graders will take our audiences on a cinematic tour - with songs from Footloose to Coco, from The Breakfast Club to Sing. Featured moments for all! You bring the popcorn. We'll bring the soundtrack.

We cannot wait to create a memorable experience with campers, providing them with performance training, life-skills building, and, most of all, FUN! Both camps will be tailored to each individual student’s talents and foster a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Among one of our most popular camps, it's definitely a show-stopper!

Cost: $415 for the full three week session

[Note: Combine with 3D Art Studio for a full day of the arts!]

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Drama Camp: "Broadway Today!"
Instructor: Director Ian Leonard
Grade: Entering grades 5 - 8

Session 2: July 9 - 27 from 12:30pm - 3pm (no drop-ins)

We all love our classics. West Side StoryThe Sound of Music. But not this summer! This July, the 5th-8th graders celebrate what's exciting and innovative about Broadway today. Our cast members will be singing and dancing through Dear Evan HansenHamiltonAladdin, and more! We cannot wait to create a memorable experience with campers, providing them with performance training, life-skills building, and, most of all, FUN! Both camps will be tailored to each individual student’s talents and foster a supportive and collaborative learning environment. It's show time!

Cost: $415 for the full three week session

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STEM-Sational Fairy Tales

STEM-sational Fairy Tales
Instructor: Mrs. Laura Kitagawa
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 4

Session: July 9 – 13, 2018 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm

This summer, students will have the opportunity to enjoy classic fairy tales with a STEM twist! Students will get creative as they design and engineer solutions to help some of their favorite characters. For example, students will build a zip line for Jack to send his golden egg down the beanstalk, build a trap to help Hansel and Gretel capture the witch, design a pulley to rescue Rapunzel from her tower, build a sturdy bed for Baby Bear since Goldilocks broke his, construct a safe bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and so much more! Sign your child up today to spend one week “happily ever after” with their favorite fairy tale characters and Mrs. K!

Cost: $195 for the full week 

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Week of July 16 to 20

3D Design Studio

3D Design Studio
Instructor: Artist Weronika Zaluska

Session 4: July 16 - 19, 2018 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm (entering grades 1-4)

Students will develop ideas through sketching and build 3D objects based on their drawings. They will be working with mixed media sculpture materials, as well as firing clay (ceramics). Finished clay pieces will be glazed and fired in the kiln. At the end of each session, students will take their new creations home. All skill levels welcome!

Session 4 Cost: $125 for the full week (cost includes materials)

[Note: Combine with Drama Camp for a full day of the arts!]

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Drama Camps (Continued)

Drama camps run from July 9 through July 27 for the full 3 weeks. Sign ups are for the full 3 week session. 

Week of July 23 to 27

Drama Camps (final week)

Drama camps run from July 9 through July 27 for the full 3 weeks. Sign ups are for the full 3 week session. 

Week of August 13 to 17

Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Coach Ashley McIntyre
Grade: Entering grades 4 - 8

Session 1: August 13 - 17 from 8:30am-10:30am

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

The Cougar Volleyball Camp is a four-day morning camp that focuses on developing volleyball fundamentals. Each morning will focus on skill development and controlled scrimmages. This camp is for ACDS boys and girls entering grade 4 through 8.

Cost: $160 for four mornings

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Week of August 20 to 24

Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Coach Ashley McIntyre
Grade: Entering grades 4 - 8

Session 2: August 20 - 24 from 8:30am-10:30am

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

The Cougar Volleyball Camp is a four-day morning camp that focuses on developing volleyball fundamentals. Each morning will focus on skill development and controlled scrimmages. This camp is for ACDS boys and girls entering grade 4 through 8. Each session is $160.

Cost: $160 for four mornings

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Week of August 27 to 31

Fall Sports Camp

Fall Cougar Sports Camp
Instructor: Coach Derek McIntyre
Grades: Entering grades 1 - 6

Session: August 27 - 31, 2018 from 9am - 3pm

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.