Bringing the Joy to You

Joyful learning. Active play. Empathetic community-building. All of us at Prospect Sierra welcome you and your child to both of our campuses this summer! With a wide range of offerings for rising K-9th grade students, you will be sure to find a program of interest. All programs were designed by and will be led by current or former Prospect Sierra teachers!

Please note: due to the impact of COVID-19 and physical distancing guidelines, our summer program will be held online. See new program descriptions below!

Questions? Email Director of Extended Programs Ashley Foster at afoster@prospectsierra.org.

Week 1 (6/15-6/19)

GRADES K-1: How to Catch a Dragon

GRADES: K-1

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADES 2-3: Diary of a SIP Kid

GRADES: 2-3

INSTRUCTORS: Ally Crump, Trini Huerta

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADE 4-5: Math Art + Drawing Games for Kids

GRADES: 4-5

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Online

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADES 2-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 2-8

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Hoop it up this summer at Panther Summer Basketball Camp! Our camp is designed to assist players of all skill levels who want to improve their skills while having fun. Coach Nick, the Prospect Sierra Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, will be conducting camp for the 15th season. Campers will improve upon proper shooting technique and footwork as well as ball handling and passing.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 

Week 2 (6/22-6/26)

GRADES K-1: How to Catch a Unicorn

GRADES: K-1

INSTRUCTORS:
Rachel Monzon,
Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADES 2-3: Star Wars: Jedi Academy

GRADES: 2-3

INSTRUCTORS:
Melody Esquer,
Beth Lewis

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADES 4-5: Holes

GRADES: 4-5

INSTRUCTORS:
Trini Huerta, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Online

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 


 

GRADES 2-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 2-8

INSTRUCTOR:
Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Hoop it up this summer at Panther Summer Basketball Camp! Our camp is designed to assist players of all skill levels who want to improve their skills while having fun. Coach Nick, the Prospect Sierra Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, will be conducting camp for the 15th season. Campers will improve upon proper shooting technique and footwork as well as ball handling and passing.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

Week 3 (6/29-7/3)

GRADES K-1: How to Catch a Yeti

GRADES: K-1

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADES 2-3: Math Art + Drawing Games for Kids

GRADES: 2-3

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADE 4-5: Star Wars: Maker Lab

GRADES: 4-5

INSTRUCTORS: Trini Huerta, Melody Esquer

LOCATION: Online

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADES 2-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 2-8

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Hoop it up this summer at Panther Summer Basketball Camp! Our camp is designed to assist players of all skill levels who want to improve their skills while having fun. Coach Nick, the Prospect Sierra Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, will be conducting camp for the 15th season. Campers will improve upon proper shooting technique and footwork as well as ball handling and passing.

FEE: $200 (No camp on July 3)

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 

Week 4 (7/6 - 7/10)

GRADES K-1: How to Catch a Mermaid

GRADES: K-1

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADES 2-3: The Curious Garden

GRADES: 2-3

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Isabelle Ostreicher

LOCATION: Online

 

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADE 4-5: Holes

GRADES: 4-5

INSTRUCTORS: Trini Huerta, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Online

Your child’s camp instructors will virtually explore multiple academic disciplines through activities inspired by their chosen book. Students will be encouraged to move, build, play, and stay active by teachers using smart technology to enhance their summer experience! These programs will have three (3) total hours of on-screen time daily, thoughtfully spread out over the morning and afternoon. Although final schedules will be sent out closer to the program start date, families can anticipate the three hours beginning at 9 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADES 4-8: Panther Volleyball Skills Camp

GRADES: 4-8

TIMES: 10 am – 12 pm; 1-3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Zahra Jackson

LOCATION: Online

 

For the first time ever at Prospect Sierra, experienced athlete and beloved Physical Education teacher Zahra Jackson, will offer training, skills, and technique improvement during our Panther Summer Volleyball Camp! Basketball, golfing, softball, and swimming – Zahra shows amazing mastery over any sport you throw at her. With over ten years of coaching in New York for ages up to 18, she knows what it takes to perfect your serve and dominate on the court. See what she has to say about her virtual offering.

It’s a bummer that we can’t have volleyball camp in person but that doesn’t mean we still can’t develop our skills at home. Virtual volleyball camp will be 2 hours of learning new skills and developing old ones. It will be a place to ask questions, be active, and to find your volleyball passion and let it shine. In addition to the 2 hours, campers can have 1-on-1 zoom calls with me where we can go over some small clip videos of them performing a skill and then analyze it. We would break down the skill and I would provide tips and some specific drills they can work on to help improve in that skill. This camp will keep your kids active and having fun through volleyball.

FEE: $275

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


GRADES 5-8: Robocademy

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 9 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Miller Family (PS Alums)

LOCATION: Online

 

We’ll send the robot kit to you for a hands-on robotics experience at home. Our interactive remote-learning camp, led by the Saint Mary’s High School robotics team, will teach you to build and program robots using our custom LEGO EV3 robotics kit. You will learn how to:

  • build a sturdy robot frame and base
  • use proper gear ratios to create speed and torque
  • incorporate motors and attachments to lift, grab, and launch
  • program robot software to direct actions using sensors and controls

We will teach you how to build several different types of robots that use sensors and mechanisms to accomplish tasks. You will program these robots for autonomous and tele-operated functions you can practice even after the camp day is over. For the week of camp, we will provide a LEGO EV3 base and all the LEGO pieces needed to construct the robots we teach, an activity mat, and challenge materials.

You will need access to a computer on which you can download the LEGO EV3 programming software and participate in the camp via Zoom.

FEE: $250

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 

Week 5 (7/13 - 7/17)

GRADES 5-8: Cooking Hacks

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 10 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Monzon

LOCATION: Online

 

This summer we will be cooking up delicious three course meals using different food hacks. What scrumptious foods can we shake up in a plastic ziplock bag? Is the microwave just for reheating food? Are Ramen noodles just for soup? Let’s dive down deep and learn about the different inventors and origins of some of these foods. Each day we will explore a different theme and learn about these life hacks. We will use the scientific method to make predictions about how and why food turns out the way it does as well as compare how our food tastes.

We will learn simple knife skills and cooking techniques and build confidence in the kitchen. There will be some parent participation such as placing items in and out of the oven and draining hot water. Class fee covers groceries! We will arrange a drop off if you live within 10 miles of either Prospect Sierra campus. If outside that radius, you can arrange a pick up at either of our campuses. It is recommended that participants have the following staple items as they will not be provided: milk, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

FEE: $275

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

GRADES 4-8: Panther Volleyball Skills Camp

GRADES: 4-8

TIMES: 10 am – 12 pm; 1 – 3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Zahra Jackson

LOCATION: Online

 

For the first time ever at Prospect Sierra, experienced athlete and beloved Physical Education teacher, Zahra Jackson will offer training, skills and technique improvement during our Panther Summer Volleyball Camp! Basketball, golfing, softball and swimming – Zahra shows amazing mastery over any sport you throw at her. With over ten years of coaching in New York for ages up to 18, she knows what it takes to perfect your serve and dominate on the court. See what she has to say about her virtual offering.

It’s a bummer that we can’t have volleyball camp in person but that doesn’t mean we still can’t develop our skills at home. Virtual volleyball camp will be 2 hours of learning new skills and developing old ones. It will be a place to ask questions, be active, and to find your volleyball passion and let it shine. In addition to the 2 hours, campers can have 1-on-1 zoom calls with me where we can go over some small clip videos of them performing a skill and then analyze it. We would break down the skill and I would provide tips and some specific drills they can work on to help improve in that skill. This camp will keep your kids active and having fun through volleyball.

FEE: $275

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 


 

GRADES 5-8: Robocademy

GRADES: 5-8

INSTRUCTOR: Miller Family (PS Alums)

LOCATION: Online

 

We’ll send the robot kit to you for a hands-on robotics experience at home. Our interactive remote-learning camp, led by the Saint Mary’s High School robotics team, will teach you to build and program robots using our custom LEGO EV3 robotics kit. You will learn how to:

  • build a sturdy robot frame and base
  • use proper gear ratios to create speed and torque
  • incorporate motors and attachments to lift, grab, and launch
  • program robot software to direct actions using sensors and controls

We will teach you how to build several different types of robots that use sensors and mechanisms to accomplish tasks. You will program these robots for autonomous and tele-operated functions you can practice even after the camp day is over. For the week of camp, we will provide a LEGO EV3 base and all the LEGO pieces needed to construct the robots we teach, an activity mat, and challenge materials.

You will need access to a computer on which you can download the LEGO EV3 programming software and participate in the camp via Zoom.

FEE: $250

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 

Week 6 (7/20 - 7/24)

GRADES 5-8: Cooking in the Animated World

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 10 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Monzon

LOCATION: Online

 

This summer we will be cooking up delicious three course meals every day while exploring different foods inspired by some of our favorite animated films and shows. Let’s travel to France and make ratatouille, croque monsieur, and langues de chat! With an appreciation for beaches and warm weather, let’s travel to Hawaii on a Hawaiian Roller Coaster ride, and make spam Misubi, macaroni salad, and Chocolate Haupia Pie bars. Next we will visit the world of Studio Ghibili and create our own version of Ponyo’s Ramen, Laputa’s Toast, and Japanese’s Cheesecake. Get ready to go backpacking with your fluffernutter sandwiches, French fries, and chocolate chip cookies! These are just some of the animated themes we will be exploring this week.

We will learn simple knife skills and cooking techniques and build confidence in the kitchen. There will be some parent participation such as placing items in and out of the oven and draining hot water. Class fee covers groceries! We will arrange a drop off if you live within 10 miles of either Prospect Sierra campus. If outside that radius, you can arrange a pick up at either of our campuses. It is recommended that participants have the following staple items as they will not be provided: milk, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

FEE: $275

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

GRADES 4-9: Intro to Filmmaking

GRADES: 4-9

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: David Allen

LOCATION: Online

 

This summer’s Intro to Filmmaking Camp will provide hands-on experience in visual storytelling, editing, and video production. This fun and intensive one-week program will help kids ages 9 to 14 learn formative skills while working on their own short film projects. Each day will start with morning lessons on key filmmaking concepts conducted over Zoom. The kids will then have time to plan, shoot, and edit their projects while David remains available on Zoom in case they have questions for him. The group will reconvene on Zoom in the afternoon to share ongoing projects, give/receive feedback, and celebrate progress. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of what it takes to build a story on film. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or a total newcomer, we promise that everyone will learn some new techniques and have a great time. Prospect Sierra will be providing each participant with an iPad to use, with contact-free pickup arrangements at Avis!

FEE: $225

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

 

Week 7 (7/27 - 7/31)

GRADES 1-8: Cooking for Guests

GRADES: 1-8

TIMES: 10 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon

LOCATION: Online

 

This summer we will be cooking up delicious three course meals while focusing on platters and parties. What scrumptious and cute foods can we create using simple shapes made from strawberries, bell pepper, and olives? Let’s have fun with trendy food like whipped chocolate milk, pancake cereal, and avocado toast with a twist! Let’s get ready for a tea party, in this class we will learn how to brew tea, make milk tea, and prepare an array of appetizers like bruschetta, tea sandwiches, and salad. We will learn simple knife skills and cooking techniques and build confidence in the kitchen.

There will be some parent participation such as placing items in and out of the oven and draining hot water. Class fee covers groceries! We will arrange a drop off if you live within 10 miles of either Prospect Sierra campus. If outside that radius, you can arrange a pick up at either of our campuses. It is recommended that participants have the following staple items as they will not be provided: milk, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. 

FEE: $275

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020 

 

Week 8 (8/3 - 8/7)

No Programming Available

Week 9 (8/10 - 8/14)

GRADES 1-6: Mixed Media Magic

GRADES: 1-6

TIMES: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Emily Schory

LOCATION: Online

 

Let your imagination go wild! Using a rainbow of recycled materials provided to you in a take-home kit, create sculpture, paintings, weavings, and books with guidance and support from Emily, an experienced maker and art educator. Engage in hands-on, individualized projects each morning, enjoy movement breaks together throughout the day, and add finishing touches to your creations and share your work with everyone after lunch. Campers will emerge with new skills and beautiful artwork to treasure for a lifetime!

FEE: $250

 If you’re already a Curacubby user, use this link: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/ 

 

 If new to Curacubby, click here: http://prospectsierra.curacubby.com/fst/summer2020