Summer Camp

Prospect Sierra is pleased to host summer camp on our campuses this summer! In addition to the City of El Cerrito summer camps that are held on our middle school campus, we’re also offering several camp sessions for students in grades 1-8 on our elementary and middle school campuses.

Shark Week Camp and Wizard Camp this Summer!
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities with Prospect Sierra teachers Kathleen and Melody!
Who: Students entering grades 1-5
Dates: Shark Week Camp (July 23-27),  Wizard Camp (August 6-10)
Cost:  $260 per week (includes $10 materials and afternoon snack fee)
Location: Tapscott Science Lab

In Shark Week Camp we’ll learn about ocean life, building mini shark boats, making green screen videos, going on a beach clean up field trip, and lots of other shark-related activities!

In Wizard Camp projects include making wands, filming and editing a green screen video with special effects, writing poems/spells, mixing potions, and more!

To sign up for Shark Week Camp, click here, and for Wizard Camp, click here to register. Please make checks out to Kathleen Arada and turn in to the Prospect Sierra front office (2060 Tapscott Avenue) or send online PayPal payment to karada@prospectsierra.org.

For questions, please contact both karada@prospectsierra.org and mgil@prospectsierra.org.

Robotics Summer Camp
Learn in small groups how to build and program robots with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Each week ends with a fun robot competition! You’ll learn how to:

  • Build a sturdy robot frame and base
  • Use gear ratios to create speed and torque
  • Incorporate motors and attachments to lift, grab, and launch
  • Program robotic movement and sensors

 

Each day will be filled with fun activities that inspire and stimulate curiosity about robotics and STEM.  This camp can be a place to start or build on what you already know, and give you more practice with team building, collaboration, robot construction, and programming.  It is designed to prepare campers for robotics competition in middle and high school. Come join the fun!

Who:  Students entering grades 4-8
Weeks:  July 16-20 and July 23-27
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $300/week (snack included); students bring their own lunch
Location:  Prospect Sierra middle school campus

The camp is part of Prospect Sierra’s summer camp program. Jenny Miller, MSW, will be leading the camp.  She is a Prospect Sierra alum parent, and coached FIRST Lego League for two years.  For the past two years, Jenny has been the Team Administrator for the Saint Mary’s FIRST Tech Challenge Team.

The Saint Mary’s High School Robotics Team will lead interactive lessons with the campers, preparing them for the competition at the end of the week.  Each of the team members has competed in FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge for a total of five years. For the past two years, the team has competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge, winning three Qualifying Tournaments and two awards for robot design. Each year, they advanced to the NorCal Regional Championship.

To sign up click here. To learn more, click here. Please make checks payable to Prospect Sierra and submit to the school.

Contact: For more information, contact Jenny Miller at themiller6@att.net.