Spend Summer With Us!

Learn by doing, move your body, and expand your mind. Prospect Sierra believes that young people are incredible, and our Summer Programs are developed with that in mind. All of us at Prospect Sierra welcome you and your child to both of our campuses for our 2022 Summer Program! We can’t wait to spend an incredible summer with you.

NEW! This summer we’ve expanded our offerings to include four weeks of middle school programming with half and full options that include deep dives into robotics, creative writing, filmmaking, coding, and more! At our elementary campus, we’ve also grown our offerings to provide six weeks of week-long camps beginning June 20 for rising K-5th grade students. Our elementary campus (Tapscott) is located at 2060 Tapscott Ave in El Cerrito, and our middle school campus (Avis) is at 960 Avis Drive in El Cerrito.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required to attend the summer program.

Questions? Email Director of Extended Programs Ashley Foster and Associate Director of Extended Programs Miya Frank at tapscottEP@prospectsierra.org.

 

Elementary School / Tapscott (Rising K-5th)

Prospect Sierra Summer Program for Elementary School Students!

Rising K-1st
Rising 2nd-3rd
Rising 4th-5th

Taking place on our expansive Tapscott campus, registered students will enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities and education. Depending on the status of the pandemic, each camp will either consist of a stable group of 12-15 students led by one Summer Teacher and assisted by a  Summer Teaching Fellow, or a stable group of 24-30 students led by two Summer Teachers with a Summer Teaching Fellow. Students can expect to explore core subjects like literature, mathematics, writing, science, engineering, history, and even music and language. Please click here to view the PS-approved rubric that each Summer Teacher uses to create their curriculum. Our approach uses project-based learning (PBL) to motivate students and make learning highly enjoyable! All age-appropriate activities are dreamed up by our trusted Summer Teachers and vetted by Prospect Sierra leadership.

Choose to drop off your child anytime between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m., where they will be lovingly supervised by our Summer Teaching Fellows. At 8:30 a.m., students will be shown the ropes of camp and get acclimated for their day. Program leaders, including the Summer Director and the Summer Program Manager, will use this time to inspire, excite, and get kids moving before their morning learning adventures begin! Your child will be engaged, building on existing skills and acquiring new knowledge daily. And that’s all before lunch! Families must provide their child lunch each day (please keep in mind that Tapscott is a nut-free campus!), and we will provide an outdoor and socially-distanced environment in which they can eat safely. Their afternoon will continue with an emphasis on outdoor play, movement, exploration, physical education, and mindfulness. Our aim is for every child to come home looking forward to a good night’s sleep so they can return for more!

The current fee for one week of camp is $450.00 (or $360.00 for the week of July 4th)! Here’s what you can expect when you purchase one week of camp:

  • Eight hours of childcare at Prospect Sierra, a campus that has been professionally outfitted for sustained Covid-19 prevention 
  • Camp t-shirt!
  • Whole child teaching and support
  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Each week culminates with a presentation, prototype, and/or performance to showcase what students learned during camp

 

Extended Care is available from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at cost.

Each week’s activities will revolve around a different theme that students will explore with their Summer Teacher and their classmates. Check out those themes and the infinite possibilities for fun below:

 

Week Theme Example Activity Topics
Week 1 (6.20-6.24) Fantasy Week
K-1st: Wes and Rachel
2nd-3rd: Jessica and Roy
4th-5th: Jillian
sci-fi books, sci-fi movies, sci-fi series, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Disney, fairy tales, mermaids, Atlantis, super heroes, fairies, unicorns, myths, legends, wizards, magic

 

Week 2 (6.27-7.1) Earth Week
K-1st: Wes and Rachel
2nd-3rd: Jessica and Roy
4th-5th: Jillian
oceans, nature, gardening, bugs, insects, animal planet, climate, weather, environment, conservation, upcycling, trash fashion, natural phenomena, natural disasters, seasons, habitats

 

Week 3 (7.5-7.8) No camp on July 4! Space Week
K-1st: Wes and Rachel
2nd-3rd: Jessica and Roy
4th-5th: Jillian
Star Trek, Star Wars, planets, solar systems, astronauts, stars, constellations, moons, suns, space exploration, comets, galaxies, Black holes

 

Week 4 (7.11-7.15) Active Week/The Body
K-1st: Jessica and Wes
2nd-3rd: Rachel and Roy
4th-5th: Whendy
sports, group games, teamwork, kinesiology, dance, relay races, The Olympics, history of a specific sport, famous athletes, science of the body

 

Week 5 (7.18-7.22) World/Culture Week
K-1st: Whendy and Roy
2nd-3rd: Rachel and Jessica
4th-5th: Melody and Ally
music, food, culture, language, clothes, map projection types, geography, movies from around the world, Native people, land acknowledgements, beliefs/holidays of the world, sign language, Braille

 

Week 6 (7.25-7.29) Wellness Week
K-1st: Whendy and Ally
2nd-3rd: Jessica (morning) and Sandi (afternoon)
4th-5th: Roy
mindfulness, self-care, meditation, art, painting, yoga, foods for wellness, exercise, SEL (social emotional learning), study tips for success, paying it forward, dance, kindness, mental health, equality, sunshine importance, boundaries, laughter, self-esteem, body image, body appreciation

 

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Please note: payment for all elementary summer programs includes a 50% non-refundable deposit. You can choose to pay in full at the time of registration, or, you can choose to pay only the 50% deposit and have the remaining 50% charged on March 16. If you pay in full, you have until March 16 to contact us and cancel, which would result in a 50% refund. No refunds are provided after March 16.

Middle School / Avis (Rising 5th-8th)

Prospect Sierra Summer Program for Middle School Students!

Rising 5th-8th

Experience summer the Prospect Sierra way! Taking place at our scenic, hilltop Avis campus, registered students will enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities and education. Each camp will consist of stable groups of 12-24 students led by one capable and creative Summer Lead Teacher. Prospect Sierra is a proud supporter and adopter of project-based learning (PBL), creative problem solving, and 21st Century Learning; summer students will see firsthand how learning can be highly enjoyable! Middle schoolers can choose between a half-day program with a singular subject focus or they can enjoy a full day comprising two fascinating subjects. All age-appropriate activities are dreamed up by our trusted summer teachers, most of whom are current or former year-round Prospect Sierra teachers, and vetted by Prospect Sierra leadership.

All Avis Morning Program Options – $250.00: 

Choose to drop off your child anytime between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., where they will be safely supervised at no additional cost by a Summer Teaching Fellow and our Associate Director of Extended Programs, Miya Frank. At 9:00 a.m., students will begin their morning session with their Summer Lead Teacher in one of our modern learning spaces. From noon until 12:30 p.m., students will enjoy their lunches in one of our serene courtyards and get the chance to safely socialize with their peers. Families must provide their child lunch each day. After lunch, students who have opted for an afternoon program will be escorted to that class by a Summer Teacher.

Here’s what you can expect when you purchase one week of any morning program:

  • Optional morning care and drop off from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Three (3) hours of programming at Prospect Sierra, a campus that has been professionally outfitted for sustained Covid-19 prevention 
  • Camp t-shirt!
  • Whole child teaching and support
  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Each week culminates with an end of week project, report, and/or discussion 

 

All Avis Afternoon Program Options – $250.00:

Students in an afternoon program will either be coming from a morning program or will be arriving midday, from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. In either model, the afternoon program will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. in one of our modern learning spaces. Upon its conclusion, pick up is at 3:30 p.m.

Here’s what you can expect when you purchase one week of any afternoon program:

  • Optional 30-minute lunch time from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Three (3) hours of programming at Prospect Sierra, a campus that has been professionally outfitted for sustained Covid-19 prevention 
  • Camp t-shirt!
  • Whole child teaching & support
  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Each week culminates with an end of week project, report, and/or discussion

 

*For detailed descriptions of the camps listed below, click here.

Week 1: Literature Week! June 20-24

  • Creative Writing with Matthew (grades 5-6 mornings/grades 7-8 afternoons)
  • Book Club with Mia (grades 7-8 mornings/grades 5-6 afternoons)

 

Week 2: TechArts Week! June 27-July 1

  • Drama with TBA (grades 5-6 mornings/grades 7-8 afternoons)
  • Gaming with Mia (grades 7-8 mornings/grades 5-6 afternoons)

 

 

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Basketball Camp (mixed ages)

Panther Basketball Camp

Week 1: June 20 – 24

Week 2: June 27 – July 1

Week 3: July 5 – July 8 

Coach Nick is excited to offer in-person basketball this summer! Hoop it up this June and July 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 17th season. Campers will improve upon proper shooting technique and footwork as well as ball-handling and passing.

  • When: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Avis Campus, 960 Avis Dr., El Cerrito
  • Equipment required: Appropriate basketball attire (sneakers and shorts); bring a lunch daily and a water bottle (we have refilling stations!)
  • Cost per session: $350
  • Enrollment: Open to all students entering grades 2nd – 8th

 

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Coming Soon! Meet Our 2022 Summer Camp Instructors