Redwood Day Summer Sessions

Below is a list of summer sessions that will be available at Redwood Day this summer. All camps are open to non-Redwood Day students unless otherwise specified.

Our summer sessions will run the weeks of July 15-19 and July 22-26. You will have options to choose either full-day classes or half-day classes, starting at 8:30 a.m. or 12:35 p.m. Aftercare will be available until 5:30 p.m. at an additional cost ($90 a week from 2:35-5:30 p.m. and $45 a week from 4:00-5:30 p.m.). For students staying for the full day program, whether for one class or two half-day classes, fees will include morning/afternoon snacks and lunch, provided by Flo’s Friendly Foods.

A very limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualifying Redwood Day families. Please contact Katrina Lappin for details.

July 15-19 Sessions

Architecture Through Fort Building

Instructor: Katherine Stark
Grades: Rising 1st-3rd Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 8:30-2:35 p.m., including lunch/recess from 11:55-12:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $450

Session Description: This summer camp will look at architects, buildings, and construction methods across time periods and from around the world as inspiration. Participants will be exposed to various materials and building techniques to collaboratively and creatively construct large-scale structures that can be climbed in, explored, and enjoyed once complete.

Reading, Spelling, and Writing, Oh My!

Instructors: Kim Kita and Selma Quemada-Valenzuela
Grades: Rising 1st-2nd Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 8:30-2:35 p.m., including lunch/recess from 11:55-12:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $450

Session Description: Come along with Ms. Selma and Ms. Kim as they cross the Language Arts bridges from Kindergarten to First and from First to Second grades. Come practice, play games, create projects with us as we learn about phonics, spelling patterns, ways to strengthen reading skills, and enhance writing through stories, personal narratives, and more.

Math Explorations (AM)

Instructors: Shefali Nanavati
Grades: Rising 6th-7th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 8:30-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275
*Identical to the afternoon session.

Session Description: Don't let math stress you out. Learn how math can be a fun and creative way to solve problems every day. Each day of the camp will focus on honing mathematical reasoning, logic, and strategic thinking. Participants will experience the joys of math in innovative and collaborative ways through explorations, games, and puzzles. It's going to be fun and interactive. To solidify their ideas, reasoning, and discoveries and chart their progress, participants will keep a math journal for the week that they can keep for years to come!

Mr. Zap’s Robotics (AM)

Instructors: Cameron Moredock
Grades: Rising 6th-8th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 8:30-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275
*Identical to the afternoon session.

Session Description: This summer camp will explore robotics with rising 6th - 8th-grade students. Each session will be limited to 16 students to provide for a quality experience. Students will use premade bots, such as the line-following Ozobot, Lego EV3 kits and even look to implement a line-following bot using an Arduino controller. We may end up using the 3D printers and laser cutter in order to make various parts for our bots as well.

Mr. Zap’s Robotics (PM)

Instructors: Cameron Moredock
Grades: Rising 6th-8th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 12:35-4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275
*Identical to the morning session.

Session Description: This summer camp will explore robotics with rising 6th - 8th-grade students. Each session will be limited to 16 students to provide for a quality experience. Students will use premade bots, such as the line-following Ozobot, Lego EV3 kits and even look to implement a line-following bot using an Arduino controller. We may end up using the 3D printers and laser cutter in order to make various parts for our bots as well.

Summer Academy (PM)

InstructorsAlyson Kaneshiro
Grades: Rising 6th-7th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 12:35-4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275
*Identical to the morning session.

Session Description: This program is designed for rising 6th and 7th-grade students who are interested in learning tools and tricks for practicing skills in reading, writing, and math. Participants will explore a variety of learning tools (such as IXL, EquatIO, Quill, Read&Write) and engage in personalized practice sessions based on their interests. The program offers a balance of structure and choice, so it is well suited for students who like following a schedule and enjoy working at their own pace.

All Sports/Athletic Movement (AM)

Instructors: Todd Petersen
Grades: Rising 3rd-8th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 8:30-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16-20 students
Cost: $275

Session Description: This program will focus on developing essential movement skills such as acceleration, speed, change of direction, agility, hand-eye coordination, force generation and other movement skills necessary for success in most sports activities. Participants will get instruction on specific locomotor movements and then get to transfer those skills to developmentally appropriate small sided games focusing on FUNdamentals. Drills and games will be differentiated for grade and skill level. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball/wiffleball, and flag football are just a sample of the sports that will be played to help develop the student’s movement skills.

All Sports/Athletic Movement (PM)

Instructors: Todd Petersen
Grades: Rising 3rd-8th Graders
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 12:35-4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16-20 students
Cost: $275
*Identical to the morning session.

Session Description: This program will focus on developing essential movement skills such as acceleration, speed, change of direction, agility, hand-eye coordination, force generation and other movement skills necessary for success in most sports activities. Participants will get instruction on specific locomotor movements and then get to transfer those skills to developmentally appropriate small sided games focusing on FUNdamentals. Drills and games will be differentiated for grade and skill level. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball/wiffleball, and flag football are just a sample of the sports that will be played to help develop the student’s movement skills.


July 22-26 Sessions

Fashion Design Challenge (AM)

Instructor: Katherine Stark
Grades: Rising 4th-6th Graders
Dates: July 22-26
Time: 8:30-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275

Session Description: Clothes can be a form of personal expression, and this summer camp will with have participants design, sew, and personalize clothing with their unique style. Each day, students will take on different design challenges to make patterns, cut fabric, alter clothing and sew their masterpieces - creating everything from an everyday shirt to an over-the-top costume! Participants will learn about the fundamentals of creating a garment, and also be given independent work time to explore their ideas and make work they are proud of!

Recycled Sculpture (PM)

Instructor: Katherine Stark
Grades: Rising 4th-6th Graders
Dates: July 22-26
Time: 12:35 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $275

Session Description: This summer camp will have participants looking at "waste" in a whole new way - as a resource for creating sculptures instead of something to be sent to the landfill! Participants in this summer camp will turn plastic, metal, wood, and paper into sculptural pieces, while also learning about different ways of making art and safe tool use. We will look at how both artists and scientists around the world approach the idea of sustainability, and then we will repurpose objects in interesting and unexpected ways!

Reading, Spelling, and Writing, Oh My!

Instructors: Kim Kita and Selma Quemada-Valenzuela
Grades: Rising 1st-2nd Graders
Dates: July 22-26
Time: 8:30-2:35 p.m., including lunch/recess from 11:55-12:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $450

Session Description: Come along with Ms. Selma and Ms. Kim as they cross the Language Arts bridges from Kindergarten to First and from First to Second grades. Come practice, play games, create projects with us as we learn about phonics, spelling patterns, ways to strengthen reading skills, and enhance writing through stories, personal narratives, and more.