Prospect Sierra
Summer Program

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! Come build, hike, collaborate, cook, run, create, problem-solve, explore, imagine, dance, and so much more with us this summer!

Week 1 (6/15-6/19)

GRADES K-1: Cryptozoology – Mermaids and Loch Ness Monster & Why We Give

AM Session: Cryptozoology – Mermaids and Loch Ness Monster

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Rising K-1st graders, immerse yourself in this magical camp as we explore the Loch Ness Monster and mermaids! Prospect Sierra Teachers, Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez, are excited to lead your rising kindergartners and 1st graders on a journey through the ocean. Each morning of this week, students will explore what habitats, lifestyle, and origin stories of these creatures. Your child will be respectfully challenged to think beyond these mythical creatures’ habitats to address real-world problems that actual ocean creatures face today by putting themselves in an oceanographer’s shoes. We will incorporate grade-level appropriate literacy content and scientific inquiry to write and present stories on saving the mermaids and the Loch Ness Monster.

PM Session: Why We Give

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

Continue your child’s afternoon by inquiring about the community we live in, and why we give with Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez. Together, your rising kindergartners and 1st graders will explore this important question. Students will explore their neighborhood, Canyon Trail Park, and our surrounding areas so they can critically think about how we can all make better the community in which we live. What is a need versus a want? How should we decide how we donate our time or used items to give back? At the end of this week, we will showcase the answers to those questions with posters on how and what to donate and why it is important to give all year-round.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Let’s Go Camping! & Tapscott Arcade

AM Session: Let’s Go Camping!

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Ally Crump, Tiffany Burris

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Calling all rising 2nd and 3rd graders to come camping with former Prospect Sierra Teacher Ally Crump and current Teacher Tiffany Burris. The week will be full of all the fun of a camping experience, including setting up tents, campfire style chats, writing and telling original spooky stories and s’mores! Students will grow their research skills as they learn about California’s great naturalists, John Muir and create art inspired by Ansel Adams. On Friday we will prepare for and then go on a nature hike and cap off the week with a campy variety show! Pack your bags (but sleep in your own bed each night) and join us for a week of wild adventure.

PM Session: Tapscott Arcade

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Ally Crump, Tiffany Burris

LOCATION: Tapscott

Spend the afternoon creating cardboard arcade games! Students will work together to bring to life the first-ever Tapscott Arcade! Working with angles and levers, students will explore movement as they create carnival style games out of cardboard and other found material. There will be water balloons and ring tosses and spinning games of chance! The week will culminate on Friday when we invite youngsters to come experience our creations as they cruise down the Tapscott Boardwalk. And what’s a carnival without prizes? Students will create their own original prizes to hand out to our visiting players. So, who wants to play?

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Geometry, Dance, & Animation & Exploring Collective Art and Science

AM Session: Geometry, Dance, & Animation

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Tapscott

Come join us for a week of delving deep into understanding the ways our bodies move through the elements of geometry and animation film. Each morning, students will be introduced to geometry concepts leading to its application in dance and animation. We will look at the elements of shape, space and time, and how altering these, we can show a feeling, idea, or tell a story. We will take a closer look at Piet Mondrian and Norman Mac Laren, using their work to find the math in movement. This will guide us in exploring movement through space, creating and reimagining shapes with our bodies to foster geometric movement sequences in collaboration with our peers. The participants will create experimental animations using their own bodies, paint, clay, sand, plants, and rocks, exploring the geometric influence of nature.

PM Session: Exploring Collective Art and Science

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Tapscott

Explore with us the fun and creativity of Collective Art and Sciences. During the afternoons of this week, students will enjoy creating big format and group-based arts inspired by nature. They will learn about different art movements that have used collective efforts to change the world and society. At the same time, we will explore Community Science projects that use the observations provided by people, to understand the life of plants in urban environments. We will walk through Canyon Trail Park, collecting observations, photographs, and notes that will inspire a mural made of cardboard figures. We will observe small parts of nature in detail, using a digital microscope to enlarge and explore seeds, leaves, stems, flowers, bark, identifying their geometry, textures, and colors. The students will practice digital design and laser cutting their figures to create a visual message about nature in the park.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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 3-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 3-8

TIMES: 9 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Avis

 

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. After one week of camp, panthers will notice their increased agility and conditioning. This camp will develop their appreciation of team play and sportsmanship, which, of course, will stay with them for a lifetime. Panther Basketball Camp will be held at Prospect Sierra School (Avis Campus) located at 960 Avis Dr. El Cerrito, Ca. 94530. Invite a friend and reserve your spot ASAP!

FEE: $300

 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: Cryptozoology – Unicorns and Dragons & Why We Give: Volunteering

AM Session: Cryptozoology – Unicorns and Dragons

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Rachel Monzon,
Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Who isn’t fascinated by unicorns and dragons?! Prospect Sierra Teachers, Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez, lead your rising kindergartners and 1st graders on an epic trek through history. We will trace the origins of these mystical beings through time and identify their significance and impact in modern times. Then, we’ll put our forest ranger boots on and brainstorm which other animals that we know and see today remind us of these fictional beasts. Those real animals may need our help to preserve their habitats!

PM Session: Why We Give: Volunteering

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Rachel Monzon,
Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

How can we best serve the communities that we live in? What if we don’t have much to give? Well, Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez have some great ideas to teach your rising kindergartners and 1st graders what they can do! Your child will be respectfully challenged to think about and decide how they can donate their time or used items to give back. We will incorporate grade-level appropriate literacy content and scientific inquiry to write and present posters on how and what to donate and why it is important to be mindful of others and take action to make a difference all year-round.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Galactic Warrior Training Camp

AM Session: Galactic Warrior Training Camp

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Melody Esquer,
Beth Lewis

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Come join us for a week of cosmic adventure and exploration as Prospect Sierra Teachers, Melody Esquer Gil and Beth Lewis, lead your rising 2nd and 3rd graders on a journey through the stars. Each morning of this week, students will use principles of STEAM to engage in building and making droids and machines, learning about the constellations, planets, and galaxies, and using digital technology to create our own films. We will showcase our films on the final day as a celebration of our learning.

PM Session: Galactic Warrior Training Camp

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Melody Esquer,
Beth Lewis

LOCATION: Tapscott

Prospect Sierra Teachers, Melody Esquer Gil and Beth Lewis, continue their galactic quest to lead your rising 2nd and 3rd graders on a journey through the life of a Galaxy Warrior. Each afternoon, we will engage in outdoor activities that include exploring the school gardens, building training obstacle courses, mindfulness activities to connect us to the force, and cooking projects.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Build a Business! & Drama Mystery Camp

AM Session: Build a Business!

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Jessica Walker,
Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

Calling all rising 4th and 5th grade entrepreneurs! Join 4th grade teachers Jessica Walker and Kaila Wanberg for a week of designing, planning, and building your very own business. Students will use a variety of skills to design a passion-fueled business that will draw in local merchants i.e. parents and fellow students. A lot goes into a business; therefore, business cards will be made, currencies will be designed, various advertisements will be created, and mental math skills will be practiced. The 4th grade career fair is waiting for their next fabulous creator!

PM Session: Drama Mystery Camp

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS:
Jessica Walker,
Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

Explore with us the fun and creativity of Collective Art and Sciences. During the afternoons, students will create big format and group-based arts inspired by nature. They will learn about different art movements that have used collective efforts to change the world and society. At the same time, we will explore community science projects that use the observations provided by people to understand the life of plants in urban environments. We will walk through Canyon Trail Park, collecting observations, photographs, and notes that will inspire a mural made of cardboard figures. We will observe small parts of nature in detail, using a digital microscope to enlarge and explore seeds, leaves, stems, flowers, bark, identifying their geometry, textures, and colors. The students will practice digital design and laser cutting their figures to create a visual message about nature in the park.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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 3-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 3-8

TIMES: 9 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR:
Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Avis

 

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. After one week of camp, panthers will notice their increased agility and conditioning. This camp will develop their appreciation of team play and sportsmanship, which, of course, will stay with them for a lifetime. Panther Basketball Camp will be held at Prospect Sierra School (Avis Campus) located at 960 Avis Dr. El Cerrito, Ca. 94530. Invite a friend and reserve your spot ASAP!

FEE: $300

 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: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

INSTRUCTOR:
Miller Family (PS Alums)

LOCATION: Avis

 

Learn in small groups how to build and program competition robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Each week builds to a fun and challenging robot competition! The camp is part of Prospect Sierra’s summer camp program. Jenny Miller, MSW, has been leading the camp for the past two summers. She is a Prospect Sierra alum parent, was a FIRST LEGO League coach for 2 years, and has been the Team Administrator for the Saint Mary’s FIRST Tech Challenge team for the past 4 years. The Saint Mary’s College High School Robotics Team will lead interactive lessons with the campers, preparing them for the camp 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 6 years. The Team has competed for the past four years in the FIRST Tech Challenge, winning nine awards, including the Inspire Award twice, and advancing to the NorCal Regional Championship each year.

Together, we will help students 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, and program robot software to direct actions using sensors and controls.

We keep the camp size each week to 12 campers so everyone gets the support they need as they work in teams of two or three to design, build, and program a robot to meet this summer’s new challenge. Daily lessons give campers the skills they need, and we balance challenging indoor robot work with fun outdoor activities so campers develop connections and teamwork skills throughout the day. There is a robot demonstration and slide show for families at the end of each week. Come join the fun! For more information, contact Jenny Miller at themiller6@att.net.

FEE: $375 ($345 if purchased by 2/7.)

 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: Cryptozoology – Griffin and Phoenix & Why We Give: Hunger

AM Session: Cryptozoology – Griffin and Phoenix

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Prospect Sierra teachers, Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez, share their folklore fascination in this weeklong program for your rising kindergartners and 1st graders. Specifically, they will be investigating the origins of the griffin and the phoenix! Where did they come from? What do they mean? We will analyze age-appropriate text and other media to locate these tricky answers. Then, our K-1st graders will practice real-world applications as we address real-world problems that birds face today. Become an ornithologist, historian, and cryptozoologist for a week by signing up today!

PM Session: Why We Give: Hunger

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

Rachel and Luis will round out the afternoon with your youngster by working collaboratively and delving into the worldwide affliction of hunger. A significant subject to both Rachel and Luis, they want to ensure that the next generation has the knowledge and tools to help ease this issue. Rising kindergarteners and 1st graders will study hunger and its implications all over the world. By the end of this camp, students will have a better grasp of their own needs (vs wants) and will have tangible action items in their toolbox for alleviating hunger in their neighborhood and beyond.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Circuitry and Robots & Somatics

AM Session: Circuitry and Robots

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Isabelle Ostreicher

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Current Prospect Sierra teachers, Carolina Simon-Pardo and Isabelle Ostreicher, are excited to lead your rising 2nd and 3rd graders on an adventure with electricity. Each day, our learning will be diverse and dynamic with videos, reading, and hands-on activities. We will incorporate grade-level reading and maker materials which will allow each student to create their own books about inventions or inventors, as well as their own robotic creatures! They will enhance their expository reading and writing skills, and work collaboratively with peers with the goal of understanding scientific concepts for circuitry and robotics. On the final day, they will present their books and inventions to parents and guardians who are able to join us.

PM Session: Somatics

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Tapscott

Welcome to the wondrous world of movement with Jillian and Carolina! Students will begin to develop a knowledge of disciplinary movements for their bodies. Each afternoon will begin with movement greetings followed by a consistent warm-up sequence including student-led warmup. Students will explore a range of movement techniques such as levels, emotions, cohesion, and direction in dance – as well as – choreography. They will build an understanding of the music by breaking down rhythms in different parts of their body. We will gather dance inspiration through nature and site-specific dancing. While the mirror effect is an important element to dance, the somatic energy of a sequence begins internally. As joy is an important element of Prospect Sierra School, it will also be an essential element of our dancing. As a take home project, we will make an animated video-clip of our dance, while we learn about the process of filmmaking.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: Morning Math Mania & Women in Sports

AM Session: Morning Math Mania

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica Walker, Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

Try to say that five times fast! Whether your tongue-tied or not, you are invited to a week of exploration, creativity, and fun as current Prospect Sierra fourth grade teachers Kaila Wanberg and Jessica Walker lead your rising 4th and 5th graders on a journey through the exciting and unpredictable world of math! Our focus will be exploring the exciting, absurd, and quirky nooks and crannies of math through deep conceptual understanding of concepts like number sense, patterns, shapes and space, and math art. That’s right: math art. That’s art made from math, but somehow even more exciting when combined. All levels and comfort levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun. Students will have a chance to solve exciting and interesting puzzles, work on their own and collaboratively, and work in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. At the end of the week, students will showcase their thinking, highlighting the process of mathematics rather than the results, through interactive and beautiful math posters.

PM Session: Women in Sports

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica Walker, Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

All rising 4th and 5th graders are welcome to join professional athletes* and calisthenics enthusiasts Jessica Walker and Kaila Wanberg (both current Prospect Sierra fourth grade teachers) as we learn about the wonderful women of sports. Tennis, the WNBA, soccer, and maybe even a cricket player or two—it’s all fair game. Students will learn the ins and outs of sports played by women, and they’ll have a chance to play team sports outside each day! If it rains, never fear: some sports are played indoors. Students will learn different cheers to encourage their teammates and form close and supportive bonds with each other. Our campers will get to learn about a female athlete of their choosing through books, articles, and highlight reels. As a final product for camp this week, our campers will make their own sports jersey. All genders are welcomed to attend! *professional in spirit.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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 3-8: Panther Summer Basketball Camp

GRADES: 3-8

TIMES: 9 am – 2 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Hernandez

LOCATION: Avis

 

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. After one week of camp, panthers will notice their increased agility and conditioning. This camp will develop their appreciation of team play and sportsmanship, which, of course, will stay with them for a lifetime. Panther Basketball Camp will be held at Prospect Sierra School (Avis Campus) located at 960 Avis Dr. El Cerrito, Ca. 94530. Invite a friend and reserve your spot ASAP!

FEE: $300

 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: Cryptozoology – Fairies and Big Foot & Why We Give – The Neighborhood Pantry

AM Session: Cryptozoology – Fairies and Big Foot

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Come join us for a fantastical week of exploring fairies and Big Foot! Prospect Sierra teachers, Rachel Monzon and Luis Hernandez, lead your rising kindergartners and 1st graders on an adventure through the unknown. Each morning of this week, students will explore what habitats, lifestyle and origin stories are connected to these creatures. We’ll address real-world problems that mountain animals face today, by putting themselves in a mountain ranger’s shoes.

PM Session: Why We Give – The Neighborhood Pantry

GRADES: K-1

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Monzon, Luis Hernandez

LOCATION: Tapscott

This active camp will have students exploring the neighborhood, Canyon Trail Park, and our surrounding areas in order to think about where best to place a neighborhood pantry. Rachel and Luis will safely guide your rising Kindergartners and 1st graders physically and mentally, as everyone asses the question “How can we give”? Make sure to sign up for week 3’s session! Although not a requirement to register for this camp, the prior knowledge around Hunger (see above option) will help to provide a better picture of this important topic.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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 Life of the Caterpillar and Its Importance for Our Planet & Oceanic Dance

AM Session: The Life of the Caterpillar and Its Importance for Our Planet

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Isabelle Ostreicher

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Isabelle and Carolina identify opportunities for deep learning about these amazing insects and their value for our ecosystem! Hands-on activities, grade-level reading and maker materials will allow each student to create their own books about caterpillars, as well as create their own mechanical caterpillars. Students will fine tune their expository reading and writing skills and develop an understanding of the concepts of interrelatedness and the web of life. On the final day, they will present their books and inventions to parents and guardians who are able to join us. Let’s make the “Butterfly Effect” happen!

 PM Session: Oceanic Dance

GRADES: 2-3

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Carolina Simon-Pardo, Jillian Rubin

LOCATION: Tapscott

Do you enjoy creating visual, moving images through a mixed media approach? Come join us for the final week of camp with an opportunity to collaborate with mixed media and dance. We will explore telling an oceanic story with props, animation, bodies, and technology. This is a multi-faceted coworking space. Students will be able to choose the roles necessary for creating a collective masterpiece of visual, kinetic art with the help of LED lights and a green screen! Story-telling will be a strong component of this afternoon session – as well as – IMAGINATION. We will use biomimicry to guide our ideas: How do we look at the ocean through a “healthy planet” lens? What do we hope for the health of the ocean? How can we visually tell the story of our ocean?

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 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: World Geography Explorers & Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

AM Session: World Geography Explorers

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica Walker, Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

Join 4th grade teachers Kaila Wanberg and Jessica Walker, aspiring globetrotters and cartographers, to plan your own imaginary international adventure! Campers can choose which country they want to “travel” to, and Kaila and Jessica will find all the resources you need to plan your fantasy adventure. Campers will create a detailed itinerary, listing all the interesting places they would like to visit while on their trip. In addition, campers will have many opportunities for crafting when they make passports, plane tickets, and scrapbooks of their adventures. Students will flex their geography muscles while they make beautiful and detailed maps. At the end of the week, campers will have a chance to visit all of the group’s countries, getting their passports stamped along the way.

PM Session: Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

GRADES: 4-5

TIMES: 8 am – 4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica Walker, Kaila Wanberg

LOCATION: Tapscott

Is your brain ever boiling over with menu ideas? Don’t let your ideas simmer away from you, and join current 4th grade teachers, Kaila Wanberg and Jessica Walker for a week of learning how to throw the perfect dinner party. A well-thrown party includes a diverse assortment of foods, a well-decorated table, and hosts that have impeccable manners, and a wide range of conversation starters. Students will wow their guests on the last day of camp by cooking, serving, and hosting the greatest dinner party there ever was! Set your clocks and your tables for a week of fine dining and festivities.

FEE: $450 ($420 if purchased by 2/10.)

 

 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: Panther Summer Volleyball Camp

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Zahra Jackson

LOCATION: Avis

 

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. This camp will combine morning skills, conditioning and form assistance with afternoon scrimmages and game play. Bring your own lunch each day because this camp will be the workout you have been looking for this summer! T-shirts provided for each registrant.

FEE: $300

 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: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Miller Family (PS Alums)

LOCATION: Avis

 

Learn in small groups how to build and program competition robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Each week builds to a fun and challenging robot competition! The camp is part of Prospect Sierra’s summer camp program. Jenny Miller, MSW, has been leading the camp for the past two summers. She is a Prospect Sierra alum parent, was a FIRST LEGO League coach for 2 years, and has been the Team Administrator for the Saint Mary’s FIRST Tech Challenge team for the past 4 years. The Saint Mary’s College High School Robotics Team will lead interactive lessons with the campers, preparing them for the camp 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 6 years. The Team has competed for the past four years in the FIRST Tech Challenge, winning nine awards, including the Inspire Award twice, and advancing to the NorCal Regional Championship each year.

Together, we will help students 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, and program robot software to direct actions using sensors and controls.

We keep the camp size each week to 12 campers so everyone gets the support they need as they work in teams of two or three to design, build, and program a robot to meet this summer’s new challenge. Daily lessons give campers the skills they need, and we balance challenging indoor robot work with fun outdoor activities so campers develop connections and teamwork skills throughout the day. There is a robot demonstration and slide show for families at the end of each week. Come join the fun! For more information, contact Jenny Miller at themiller6@att.net.

FEE: $375 ($345 if purchased by 2/7.)

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

 

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Week 5 (7/13 - 7/17)

GRADES 5-8: Panther Summer Volleyball Camp

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Zahra Jackson

LOCATION: Avis

 

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. This camp will combine morning skills, conditioning and form assistance with afternoon scrimmages and game play. Bring your own lunch each day because this camp will be the workout you have been looking for this summer! T-shirts provided for each registrant.

FEE: $300

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

 

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GRADES 5-8: Robocademy

GRADES: 5-8

TIMES: 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Miller Family (PS Alums)

LOCATION: Avis

 

Learn in small groups how to build and program competition robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Each week builds to a fun and challenging robot competition! The camp is part of Prospect Sierra’s summer camp program. Jenny Miller, MSW, has been leading the camp for the past two summers. She is a Prospect Sierra alum parent, was a FIRST LEGO League coach for 2 years, and has been the Team Administrator for the Saint Mary’s FIRST Tech Challenge team for the past 4 years. The Saint Mary’s College High School Robotics Team will lead interactive lessons with the campers, preparing them for the camp 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 6 years. The Team has competed for the past four years in the FIRST Tech Challenge, winning nine awards, including the Inspire Award twice, and advancing to the NorCal Regional Championship each year.

Together, we will help students 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, and program robot software to direct actions using sensors and controls.

We keep the camp size each week to 12 campers so everyone gets the support they need as they work in teams of two or three to design, build, and program a robot to meet this summer’s new challenge. Daily lessons give campers the skills they need, and we balance challenging indoor robot work with fun outdoor activities so campers develop connections and teamwork skills throughout the day. There is a robot demonstration and slide show for families at the end of each week. Come join the fun! For more information, contact Jenny Miller at themiller6@att.net.

FEE: $375 ($345 if purchased by 2/7.)

 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 4-10: Intro to Filmmaking

GRADES: 4-10

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTOR: David Allen, Mecca Woodard

LOCATION: Avis

 

This summer’s Intro to Filmmaking Camp will provide kids with hands-on experience in visual storytelling, editing, and video production for ages 9 to 14. This fun and intensive one-week course will help kids learn formative skills while working within teams that will allow them to specialize on a production that interests them. Experience a full week of immersive filmmaking from creative development all the way to post-production/editing! Kids will leave with a working knowledge of what it takes to build a story on film and a creative video that they will screen in front of family and friends at our art showcase on Friday, July 31. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or a total newcomer, we promise that everyone will learn some new techniques and have a great time in this camp.

FEE: $300

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

 

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Week 7 (7/27 - 7/31)

GRADES K-6: Akoma Dance Camp

GRADES: K-6

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Madeleine Rogin

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

This summer, come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma Camp! Prospect Sierra’s own Madeleine Rogin, accomplished current Kindergarten Lead Teacher brings Akoma Camp to Prospect Sierra for the first time! This established dance camp is an exciting and nurturing place for all children, ages 5-11, to express themselves through movement, singing, percussion, and theater. Campers will learn about rhythm, musicality, choreography, improvisation, and how to work together to create a performance.

FEE: $390

 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 

 

 


Akoma Dance Camp (Both Week Discount)

GRADES: K-6

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Madeleine Rogin

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

(Please select this option to purchase both weeks for an $80 discount!) This summer, come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma Camp! Prospect Sierra’s own Madeleine Rogin, accomplished current Kindergarten Lead Teacher brings Akoma Camp to Prospect Sierra for the first time! This established dance camp is an exciting and nurturing place for all children, ages 5-11, to express themselves through movement, singing, percussion, and theater. Campers will learn about rhythm, musicality, choreography, improvisation, and how to work together to create a performance.

FEE: $700

 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)

GRADES K-6: Akoma Dance Camp

GRADES: K-6

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Madeleine Rogin

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

This summer, come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma Camp! Prospect Sierra’s own Madeleine Rogin, accomplished current Kindergarten Lead Teacher brings Akoma Camp to Prospect Sierra for the first time! This established dance camp is an exciting and nurturing place for all children, ages 5-11, to express themselves through movement, singing, percussion, and theater. Campers will learn about rhythm, musicality, choreography, improvisation, and how to work together to create a performance.

FEE: $390

 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 

 

 


Akoma Dance Camp (Both Week Discount)

GRADES: K-6

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Madeleine Rogin

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

(Please select this option to purchase both weeks for an $80 discount!) This summer, come celebrate dance, theater, and music at Akoma Camp! Prospect Sierra’s own Madeleine Rogin, accomplished current Kindergarten Lead Teacher brings Akoma Camp to Prospect Sierra for the first time! This established dance camp is an exciting and nurturing place for all children, ages 5-11, to express themselves through movement, singing, percussion, and theater. Campers will learn about rhythm, musicality, choreography, improvisation, and how to work together to create a performance.

FEE: $700

 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 9 (8/10 - 8/14)

GRADES 1-6: Mixed Media Magic (MMM)

GRADES: 1-6

TIMES: 9 am – 3 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Emily Schory, Remi Rubel

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Let your imagination go wild! Using a rainbow of recycled materials, create clocks, jewelry, paintings, stuffies, and more with dynamic teaching artist duo Remi and Emily. Engage in hands-on, individualized projects each morning, enjoy daily picnic lunches at Canyon Trail Park, then add finishing touches to your creations before enjoying more outdoor fun. Campers will emerge with new skills and beautiful artwork to treasure for a lifetime!

FEE: $395

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GRADES 1-6: Before & After Care for MMM Registrants

GRADES: 1-6

TIMES: 8:30-9 am and 3-4 pm

INSTRUCTORS: Emily Schory, Remi Rubel

LOCATION: Tapscott

 

Extended care option with up to an extra 1.5 hours of structured, supervised free-time per day.

FEE: $55

 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