Parker-Anderson Summer Camp at Rio Vista Schedule

Session 1: Jun 17th - Jun 21st
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 17, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Hip Hop Dance provides freedom of movement in a fun and safe atmosphere. With exciting dance steps and challenging combinations, children learn to control and coordinate their bodies. Students will be introduced to hip-hop steps and even some tricks as they rehearse choreography for the final performance!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 17, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Create your own animations, programs, and games with MIT’s Scratch, Code.org, Box Island, and more! Computer programming helps with brain development, math skills, and logic, and is tons of fun! (Students may share devices based on available facilities)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 17, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Kids Dance Studio provides an encouraging environment to explore movement through choreography and games! In this fun and safe atmosphere, students will practice exciting dance steps and challenging combinations, helping them learn to control and coordinate their bodies. Sharing new ideas and ways to move, students will work together to produce entertaining, choreographed routines!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 17, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Come join us to learn about and play the most popular computer game on the planet! Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and how to change the look of the game. Kids learn strategy, team building, and cooperation skills while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment! (Students may share devices based on available facilities)
Session 2: Jun 24th - Jun 28th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 24, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Chemistry is amazing! Conduct physical and chemical experiments and learn what makes them work. Investigate acids and bases, polymers, static electricity, and so much more! You’ll learn about atoms and the Periodic Table through fun experiments including Elephant Toothpaste, insta-snow, and a Mentos-Coke explosion! Chemistry has never been so fun!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 24, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Learn the step-by-step techniques to draw characters like Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, Dragonite, and many more! Explore different hands-on art media such as watercolor, modeling clay, pastels, and more as you create Poké-Balls, Pokémon Shrinky Dinks, and even your own Pokémon Trading Cards!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 24, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Take fingerprints, decode secret messages, search for clues, go on a scavenger hunt, and decipher our Escape Room! Explore the fascinating world of solving mysteries and develop observation and reasoning skills! Every student also receives their very own ID Badge and detective kit!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jun 24, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Go on a journey with art each week! You’ll make amazing creations such as clay geckos, 3D collage robots, and paper roll characters while learning about famous artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, and Eric Joyner. Art is fun -- come join the adventure!
Session 3: Jul 1st - Jul 5th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 01, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Being LEGO Smart is more than building with LEGO bricks--it’s having the ability to work in teams, solve problems, and create solutions, as you explore your creativity! Join us for the perfect combination of learning and fun!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 01, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Are you a person of passion and conviction, with a love for critical thinking and dialogue? In this class, students learn to use logic and other rhetorical tools to support their positions and to express themselves succinctly and skillfully. Students learn to walk and talk with assuredness and purpose, overcome jitters, and deliver speeches with confidence and animation!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 01, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Acting exposes students to characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions all through the use of various theatre games. Come join the fun!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 01, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Students build new and different projects each week as they graduate from simple machines, to motorized mechanisms, to robotics with basic programming. They’ll learn all about engineering principles such as gears, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys. This class is as fun as it is educational!
Session 4: Jul 8th - Jul 12th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 08, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Students will learn how to design and modify their own exciting arcade-style video games using Scratch, Hopscotch, Code.org, and more! They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their games as they increase the difficulty level and add more features. (Students may share devices based on available facilities)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 08, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Explore different recipes each week including appetizers, snacks, desserts, lunch-style entrees and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class! (Recipes vary based on available facilities)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 08, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Take your knowledge of drones to the stratosphere! Students will work in teams to gain knowledge of flight by navigating their drones through challenging obstacles courses and learning how to program their drones. Students will find this class fun and engaging while they learn basic physics and programming for various levels of experience.
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 08, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. You will learn to create your own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as you create your very own comic book!
Session 5: Jul 15th - Jul 19th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 15, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Science can be so much fun–it’s super! Harness the power of electricity, sunlight, air pressure, and so much more through hands-on exploration. Kids won’t be bored for a minute as they investigate forces, motion, and energy to see how they power our world!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 15, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Perfect your Wizardry skills in this interactive, creative, spell-binding class! Find out which house you belong to and learn how to make potions, use your wand, identify creatures, and more! Witches and wizards of all ages will graduate from the Academy with everything they need to use their magic for good!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 15, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Learn all about Dinosaurs in this engaging hands-on class! Explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras through all sorts of project-based activities! Excavating a baby dino from an egg, dissecting an owl pellet, and measuring up to the length of a dinosaur are just some of the Jurassic FUN in this epic adventure!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 15, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
The Force will be with you as you learn the ways of the Jedi! Play Star Wars games, build Star Wars vehicles, and go from Padawan to Jedi Knight in one session! You will learn to draw Star Wars characters, create your own Jedi Uniform, and even take home your very own Light Saber!
Session 6: Jul 22nd - Jul 26th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 22, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Why just build robots when you can battle robots?! Students will learn the basics of robotics engineering including levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and more! Design amazing robots that can walk, crawl, and jump on their own using STEM manipulatives such as LEGOs, K’nex and Zoob kits–then put them to the test in battle mode! You’ll even get to build 3 awesome robots to take home!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 22, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Cheer class emphasizes fitness with warm-ups, stretching, and cheerleading techniques. We will cover the importance of teamwork while working on choreography, basic tumbling, and stunts. You’ll get to show your spirit while building confidence and self-esteem.
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 22, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
This awesome class is all about cars! Students will use various non-consumable kits to create their own car designs while learning about wheels, axels, gears, motors, and more! They will compete in the Parker-Anderson Grand Prix and take 3 cars home! Let’s get rolling!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 22, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
This fashion design class is all about you! Create a “line” of clothing, from formal wear to casual chic! Come up with your own design for a school uniform and make an outfit for yourself using clothes from your closet. It will be fun and fashionable too!
Session 7: Jul 29th - Aug 2nd
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 29, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Ready, set, blast off! Explore the universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets to Water Bottle Blasters, Hoopster gliders, and much more! Our adventures will take us through the solar system and beyond as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 29, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Learn the basic principles of art including line, shape, color, values, texture, and space with examples from famous artists like Hockney, Cezanne, and Monet. Your art dreams become real as you explore different styles while drawing, painting, and creating mixed-media collages. Make the coolest art around... YOURS!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 29, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Come join us for some fun with Weird and Wacky Science! This class is filled with cool new hands-on experiments each week based on concepts such as: growing amazing crystals, magnetism, static electricity, gravity, and so much more! Experience the Scientific Method in a whole new way!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Jul 29, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Students learn how to make figurines, mosaics, multi-media sculptures, and more while they learn about famous sculptors like Jeffrey Koons, Kenneth Price, and Walter Furlan! We teach the principles of sculpture, and allow students to explore with various media. Come join the fun!
Session 8: Aug 5th - Aug 9th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Aug 05, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Learn the basics of robotics including gears, motors, circuits, and more! Students design amazing robots that can move on their own, using STEM manipulatives such as LEGOs, K’nex and Zoob kits! You even get to build 3 awesome robot models to take home!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins: Monday Aug 05, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Explore different recipes each week including appetizers, snacks, desserts, lunch-style entrees and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class! (Recipes vary based on available facilities)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Aug 05, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Robots are useful in making our lives easier, but how can we use them to also save our planet? While exploring with various building materials, students will discover renewable energy sources that make our planet greener such as wind power, solar power, and hydro power! They even get to take home 3 solar powered robots!
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Begins: Monday Aug 05, 2024
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Grade: K to 6
Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Explore different recipes each week including appetizers, snacks, desserts, lunch-style entrees and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class! (Recipes vary based on available facilities)