Our Summer Sessions

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

Our summer sessions will run through the four weeks of July 2020. You will have options to choose either full-day classes or half-day classes. 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.). We will provide a healthy snack for each session. For students staying for the full-day program, whether for one class or two half-day classes, lunch will be provided.

A very limited amount of tuition assistance is available to qualifying Redwood Day families. Please fill out the Summer Program 2020 Tuition Assistance Application and turn in to Darlene Bell Carson, Director of Tuition Assitance & Associate Director of Admissions.

How To Register

To register for a session (or sessions), simply click on the "Register" button where you will be directed to our UltraCamp website. Follow the prompts and once completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Redwood Day parents/guardians have pre-assigned logins. If you are not familiar with navigating UltraCamp, click HERE for a PDF that contains instructions for Redwood Day families.

For non-Redwood Day families, click on the registration link for the desired sesson(s) and follow the prompts.

WEEK 1: July 6-10

Coding Music & Music Production

Instructor: Ranzel Merritt, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3D Printing. Students will learn coding and audio production techniques as well as how to market their projects.

Design and Make Your Own Midori Journal

Instructor: Beth Entrekin
Grades: Rising 6th-7th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

Session Description: Love to journal? It doesn’t matter what type of journaler you are, writer, artist, bullet journaler, or travel journaler, join us and make your own Midori style journal. We will design and make our own journal covers, inserts, and embellishments. You will learn how to work with rivets, you might use a sewing machine, and you will learn one basic bookbinding technique. You will be able to choose from a menu of paper styles for your inserts and create unique covers for those inserts. We will use the Silhouette Cameo cutting tool to cut a folder or envelope to insert in your journal and you will have many embellishments to choose from like charm, clips, and beaded bookmarks. You will leave with a truly personal, one of a kind journal that you made entirely yourself.

Graphic Design & Graffiti Art

Instructor: Marcus Salinas, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 4th-5th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students use online programs to learn graphic design tech to create their own original artistic design, logos, posters, flyers, etc. Students learn the history of graffiti starting from the Pyramids in Africa leading to its classic NYC origins. Start with fat marker work (solo work and collaborative) and leading into spray can mural class projects.

Hip Hop Arts (Filmmaking, Beat-Making, Emcee, Breakdancing)

Instructor: Safahri Ra Hendrix, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 5th-8th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students are introduced to all elements of moviemaking including pre-production (scriptwriting, acting rehearsals, creating shot lists, location scouting), production (camera work, direction, costuming/make up, acting on set), and post production (editing, sound, creating movie theater for culminating event). Breakers learn history and origins of the sacred art of breakdancing from NYC to Cali. Breakers will learn freezes, top rock, six step, routines, and battle etiquette ultimately creating crews and performing.

Little Explorers “Summer Wonderland”

Instructors: Mandolyn Ludlum & Amelia Zaldivar
Grades: Rising K-1st
Dates: July 6-10
Time: Full Day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); Half Day (8:30-11:55 a.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.)
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: Full Day=$465; Half Day=$290

Session Description: Little Explorers will provide a passport to culturally relevant summer programming that has specialized themes for four one-week sessions. Through the exploration of play, art, food, cultures, and community the wonders of summer will be introduced each week to our youngest participants to make for unforgettable and unique experiences. The programming will be broken into two blocks (8:30-11:55 and 12:30-4:00 Monday through Friday) that can be separately registered for if half-day programming is desired. The morning blocks will be dedicated to the theme of each week, and afternoon blocks will be spent exploring our local community, parks, Sausal Creek, the library, and swimming options. Campers will spend our "Summer Wonderland" week exploring traditional summer camp arts and activities while acknowledging and celebrating many of their indigenous roots.

Math Camp for Girls! AM

Instructors: Kenny Lim & Erika Lagrisola
Grades: Rising 4th-6th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Join us to enhance your student’s/child's math skills through engaging and purposeful games and activities created specifically for female identifying students and gender non-binary students. With an approach that’s out of the box and away from the desk, your child will work collaboratively with other students their age to solve problems and strengthen their math skills - all while having fun! By having them play and practice math together, we build on the most critical skill of all – their math confidence!

Math Camp for Girls! PM

Instructors: Kenny Lim & Erika Lagrisola
Grades: Rising 4th-6th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Join us to enhance your student’s/child's math skills through engaging and purposeful games and activities created specifically for female identifying students and gender non-binary students. With an approach that’s out of the box and away from the desk, your child will work collaboratively with other students their age to solve problems and strengthen their math skills - all while having fun! By having them play and practice math together, we build on the most critical skill of all – their math confidence!

Reading and Writing, Hurray!

Instructors: Selma Quemada-Valenzuela & Ana Castillo James
Grades: Rising 1st-3rd
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

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

Solids, Liquids, and Gas, Oh My!

Instructor: Julia Ward, Science teacher at Chabot Elementary
Grades: Rising 3rd-5th
Dates: July 6-10
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

Session Description: Campers will explore the properties of matter-- stuff; how atoms combine to create the endless physical world around us. Hands-on projects include engineering challenges that delve deeper into everyday phenomena. It’s kind of crazy to think that the same atoms that make you and me. . . also make the mountains and the items we use daily. We’ll be making paper -- air rockets and looking at the unique properties of water. We culminate with “Prove It!” Day.

WEEK 2: July 13-17

All Sports/Athletic Movement (AM)

Instructor: Todd Petersen
Grades: Rising 3rd-5th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 20 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This camp 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/whiffle ball, and flag football are just a sample of the sports that will be played to help develop the campers movement skills.

All Sports/Athletic Movement (PM)

Instructor: Todd Petersen
Grades: Rising 6th-8th Graders
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 12:35-4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 20 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This camp 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/whiffle ball, and flag football are just a sample of the sports that will be played to help develop the campers movement skills.

Coding Music & Music Production

Instructor: Ranzel Merritt, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3D Printing. Students will learn coding and audio production techniques as well as how to market their projects.

Edible Science

Instructor: Julia Ward, Science teacher at Chabot Elementary
Grades: Rising 2nd-5th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

Session Description: This engaging and fun week will call on our young scientists to use all their senses: sight, smell, sound, touch and taste to investigate-- basically all the things we put in our bodies. Why does spaghetti stick to the wall (when you do it right!) but an apple slice wont? Why are some foods harder for our bodies to digest than others? Use foods you probably eat it all the time to understand scientific concepts!

Density gradients, chemical reactions, super saturation are just a few of the concepts we will explore using common items from the kitchen.

Graphic Design & Graffiti Art

Instructor: Marcus Salinas, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 4th-5th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students use online programs to learn graphic design tech to create their own original artistic design, logos, posters, flyers, etc. Students learn the history of graffiti starting from the Pyramids in Africa leading to its classic NYC origins. Start with fat marker work (solo work and collaborative) and leading into spray can mural class projects.

Hip Hop Arts (Filmmaking, Beat-Making, Emcee, Breakdancing)

Instructor: Safahri Ra Hendrix, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 5th-8th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students are introduced to all elements of moviemaking including pre-production (scriptwriting, acting rehearsals, creating shot lists, location scouting), production (camera work, direction, costuming/make up, acting on set), and post production (editing, sound, creating movie theater for culminating event). Breakers learn history and origins of the sacred art of breakdancing from NYC to Cali. Breakers will learn freezes, top rock, six step, routines, and battle etiquette ultimately creating crews and performing.

Little Explorers Around the World in 5 Days

Instructors: Mandolyn Ludlum & Amelia Zaldivar
Grades: Rising K-1st
Dates: July 13-17
Time: Full Day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); Half Day (8:30-11:55 a.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.)
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: Full Day=$465; Half Day=$290

Session Description: Little Explorers will provide a passport to culturally relevant summer programming that has specialized themes for four one-week sessions. Through the exploration of play, art, food, cultures, and community the wonders of summer will be introduced each week to our youngest participants to make for unforgettable and unique experiences. The programming will be broken into two blocks (8:30-11:55 a.m. and 12:30-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) that can be separately registered for if half-day programming is desired. The morning blocks will be dedicated to the theme of each week, and afternoon blocks will be spent exploring our local community, parks, Sausal Creek, the library, and swimming options.

In this week, Around the World in 5 Days, campers will be invited to travel to each continent, exploring a diverse set of nations & cultures through art and play.

Math Camp for Girls! AM

Instructors: Kenny Lim & Erika Lagrisola
Grades: Rising 4th-6th
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Join us to enhance your student’s/child's math skills through engaging and purposeful games and activities created specifically for female identifying students and gender non-binary students. With an approach that’s out of the box and away from the desk, your child will work collaboratively with other students their age to solve problems and strengthen their math skills - all while having fun! By having them play and practice math together, we build on the most critical skill of all – their math confidence!

Reading and Writing, Hurray!

Instructors: Selma Quemada-Valenzuela & Ana Castillo James
Grades: Rising 1st-3rd
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

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

WEEK 3: July 20-24

ZAP! Build Your Own Bluetooth Speaker (AM)

Instructor: Cameron Moredock
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 15 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students will take an electronics bootcamp, getting them up to speed on the components necessary to build their own Bluetooth speaker. The week long, half day session will involve learning breadboards - the ultimate electronics prototyping tool, Computer Aided Design using both 2D and 3D software, 3D printing and laser cutting and soldering. By the end of the week-long camp, participants will have created their own portable wireless speaker in a housing of their own design.

ZAP! Build Your Own Bluetooth Speaker (PM)

Instructor: Cameron Moredock
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 15 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students will take an electronics bootcamp, getting them up to speed on the components necessary to build their own Bluetooth speaker. The week long, half day session will involve learning breadboards - the ultimate electronics prototyping tool, Computer-Aided Design using both 2D and 3D software, 3D printing and laser cutting and soldering. By the end of the week-long camp, participants will have created their own portable wireless speaker in a housing of their own design.

Hip Hop Arts (Filmmaking, Beat-Making, Emcee, Breakdancing)

Instructor: Safahri Ra Hendrix, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 5th-8th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students are introduced to all elements of moviemaking including pre-production (scriptwriting, acting rehearsals, creating shot lists, location scouting), production (camera work, direction, costuming/make up, acting on set), and post production (editing, sound, creating movie theater for culminating event). Breakers learn history and origins of the sacred art of breakdancing from NYC to Cali. Breakers will learn freezes, top rock, six step, routines, and battle etiquette ultimately creating crews and performing.

Coding Music & Music Production

Instructor: Ranzel Merritt, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3D Printing. Students will learn coding and audio production techniques as well as how to market their projects.

Graphic Design & Graffiti Art

Instructor: Marcus Salinas, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 4th-5th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students use online programs to learn graphic design tech to create their own original artistic design, logos, posters, flyers, etc. Students learn the history of graffiti starting from the Pyramids in Africa leading to its classic NYC origins. Start with fat marker work (solo work and collaborative) and leading into spray can mural class projects.

Little Explorers From Dinosaurs to Space

Instructors: Mandolyn Ludlum & Amelia Zaldivar
Grades: Rising K-1st
Dates: July 20-24
Time: Full Day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); Half Day (8:30-11:55 a.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.)
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: Full Day=$465; Half Day=$290

Session Description: Little Explorers will provide a passport to culturally relevant summer programming that has specialized themes for four one-week sessions. Through the exploration of play, art, food, cultures, and community the wonders of summer will be introduced each week to our youngest participants to make for unforgettable and unique experiences. The programming will be broken into two blocks (8:30-11:55 a.m. and 12:30-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) that can be separately registered for if half-day programming is desired. The morning blocks will be dedicated to the theme of each week, and afternoon blocks will be spent exploring our local community, parks, Sausal Creek, the library, and swimming options.

By way of art projects and games, campers will get to travel through time "From Dinosaurs to Space" as the week progresses, taking a look at the history of our planet and at what the future may hold.

Backyard Science

Instructors: Julia Ward, Science teacher at Chabot Elementary
Grades: Rising 3rd-4th
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

Session Description: Even though school is out the learning doesn’t have to stop. Our own backyards/parks provide a great lab for exploration. Our camper-scientists will be doing everything from digging into the earth to check out insects, to looking to the sky to harness the power of the sun! Learn how and why leaves perform the functions they do, and peer in on the nature in our yards at the microscopic level. . . it’s more than meets the eye. We’ll journal our findings and wonderings.

WEEK 4: July 27-31

Coding Music & Music Production

Instructor: Ranzel Merritt, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 6th-8th
Dates: July 27-31
Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3D Printing. Students will learn coding and audio production techniques as well as how to market their projects.

Graphic Design & Graffiti Art

Instructor: Marcus Salinas, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 4th-5th
Dates: July 27-31
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students use online programs to learn graphic design tech to create their own original artistic design, logos, posters, flyers, etc. Students learn the history of graffiti starting from the Pyramids in Africa leading to its classic NYC origins. Start with fat marker work (solo work and collaborative) and leading into spray can mural class projects.

Hip Hop Arts (Filmmaking, Beat-Making, Emcee, Breakdancing)

Instructor: Safahri Ra Hendrix, The People’s Conservatory
Grades: Rising 5th-8th
Dates: July 27-31
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $290

Session Description: Students are introduced to all elements of moviemaking including pre-production (scriptwriting, acting rehearsals, creating shot lists, location scouting), production (camera work, direction, costuming/make up, acting on set), and post production (editing, sound, creating movie theater for culminating event). Breakers learn history and origins of the sacred art of breakdancing from NYC to Cali. Breakers will learn freezes, top rock, six step, routines, and battle etiquette ultimately creating crews and performing.

Little Explorers Tiny Global Kitchen

Instructors: Mandolyn Ludlum & Amelia Zaldivar
Grades: Rising K-1st
Dates: July 27-31
Time: Full Day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); Half Day (8:30-11:55 a.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.)
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: Full Day=$465; Half Day=$290

Session Description: Little Explorers will provide a passport to culturally relevant summer programming that has specialized themes for four one-week sessions. Through the exploration of play, art, food, cultures, and community the wonders of summer will be introduced each week to our youngest participants to make for unforgettable and unique experiences. The programming will be broken into two blocks (8:30-11:55 a.m. and 12:30-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) that can be separately registered for if half-day programming is desired. The morning blocks will be dedicated to the theme of each week, and afternoon blocks will be spent exploring our local community, parks, Sausal Creek, the library, and swimming options.

In our final week, Tiny Global Kitchen, campers will take a deep dive to explore cultures and traditions through food, art, and play.

Life Science: Plants and Animals

Instructors: Julia Ward, Science teacher at Chabot Elementary
Grades: Rising 4th-6th
Dates: July 27-31
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 16 students
Cost: $465

Session Description: We will examine what makes organisms function, and what is similar and different between us, and other organisms. We’ll focus on different systems of life each day and learn what’s important to their existence. Where would we be without hands, not to mention opposable thumbs. We’ll discover how our digestive system fuels us, and dissect a lamb’s heart to see how it works.