July 1 – July 27, 2013
Co-ed, Entering Grades 7-12
The enrichment session balances academics and recreation for a fulfilling experience. This program helps students prepare for their upcoming school year and for the academic experiences that lie ahead in secondary education. For an additional $250, English as a Second Language (ESL) is also available for anyone interested in learning conversational English in a classroom environment.
Weekday schedule allows for classes in the morning and recreational activities in the afternoon.
On the weekend, students and campers participate in exciting weekend excursions.
Saturday, July 13 - Knott's Berry Farm
Sunday, July 14 - Choice: Pendleton Paintball or Safari Park
Saturday, July 20 - SeaWorld Aquatica
Sunday, July 21 - Universal Studios
*Subject to change
- Comics and Animation
- Creative Arts
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Global Language Experience
- Math Blast
- Modern Media
- Performing Arts
- Reading and Writing
- Study Skills
- Super Science Sampler
Comics and Animation
Students in this class will use their artistic skills to create and develop their own comic characters. They will learn the basics of comic animations and film and animate their own creations. The class will include at least one trip to an area animation studio. Last year’s class went on a field trip to the Walt Disney Animation Studios and received a behind-the-scenes view of the art of creating a comic animated film. Back to top
Unleash your creative potential this summer!
This class encourages students to develop their own artistic style through practical workshops and the exploration of a diverse range of techniques and mediums.
Students will be introduced to new creative skills through a hands-on approach to traditional crafts and printmaking. Projects will also see students creating their very own striking designs for print and clothing apparel alongside experimenting with exciting photography processes in our on-site darkroom.Back to top
English as a Second Language (ESL)
This is a Summer English Enrichment Program that offers a three level (beginning, intermediate or advanced) placement. This course provides engaging content that allows students to learn more about the United States culture while developing strong listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Daily classes are two hours in length and will last four weeks in duration – July 1 to July 27. An additional fee of $250 will be applied to all ESL registrations.
Some class exercises will involve tours of campus and the local community as well as reviews of off-site excursions. Workbooks will be provided that will allow participants to reflect on their accomplishments at the completion of the program. Back to top
Global Language Experience
Students are introduced to various languages and cultures for the four weeks of the program. Such countries as France, China, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Italy are explored. Students will be introduced to the language, rich culture, customs, and history of these countries. Back to top
Fun with math. This class will introduce students to general math, Algebra, and Geometric concepts. Students will use their knowledge of these basic math principles to solve everyday practical problems. Instruction will be non-traditional presenting students with practical, everyday situations and how to solve these problems people normally face. In a hundred tries, how many times will the coin actually turn up heads, tails? What is the probability of an event happening? How do I determine how tall the tree is without a tape measure? How is a batting average determined? What does Einstein’s Theory of Relativity really mean? Etc, etc, etc. Back to top
This class is designed to integrate the fundamentals of journalism with the layout and design skills of media production. Field trips will be taken to visit the various media i.e. a newspaper and TV stations in the local area of San Diego. Students will write, design and produce a newspaper, a slideshow, and a short video revolving around the summer experiences at Academy by the Sea. Back to top
Channel your inner performer this summer in a fantastically fun performing arts class. The class is designed for all levels of ability and will focus on developing each students confidence both on and off stage.
Learning activities will include but not be limited to; role play, improvisation, acting with a script, mask making, movement and dance, vocal creativity and not forgetting plenty of games!
The young actors and actresses will develop their performing skills while working towards a final piece to perform for an audience.
This class is a great opportunity to learn invaluable interpersonal skills, have a blast, and make friends for life! Back to top
Reading and Writing
This class will consist of three sections to accommodate the various grade levels of middle school through high school. Every effort will be made to place students in an age/grade appropriate class. The emphasis will be on the skills of effective writing. Reading will play a part in so far as students will read material for comprehension which will lend itself to their various writings. The class will offer an overview of the various types of writing, writing styles, and structure. While grammar and punctuation will be a part of the instruction, it will not be the main emphasis. The class will focus on the difference between informal and formal writing, knowing your audience, and the process by which a writer moves effectively from thought to the written form. Back to top
Grade appropriate project based curriculum. Subjects covered: Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Presentation and Team Collaboration Skills.
Learning Activities: Hands-on Inventory Lab, Team Work Exercises, Goal, Design, Build, Program, Test, Play, and Re-analyze using Mathobotix Robotic System Development Life Cycle™ process.
Young Engineers and Young Scientists solve problems and develop solutions as used in real-world applications of day-to-day life and workplace. Each week a different project with a different STEM Theme. Finish camp with Friday friendly team competitions and show-and-tell presentations.
Learn while having fun! Make new friends! Become a future Engineer or a Scientist!
Learning Platform: LEGO® Mindstorms® and Tetrix® robotics, and Mathobotix™ Project Based Integrated Educational Robotics Curriculum for Middle and High School level. Back to top
The objective of the Study Skills course is to supplement instruction and provide services that support students in developing the skills necessary for their effective performance in the academic environment. Students will study the techniques of listening, note-taking, reading comprehension, techniques of time management and organization, standardized and non-standard test preparation, and memorization. Students will also be introduced to research and library literacy skills using various types of formats, e.g. databases, Internet, magazines, newspapers, books, etc. Students will engage in practice exercises and activities common to middle and high school cognition. Back to top
Super Science Sampler
Have fun this summer exploring the world of science – Extract, amplify, and separate DNA, Clone plants, investigate anatomy and physiology through dissections and experimentation, discover the rich diversity of southern California’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Participants will sharpen their science skills through hands on activities, including experimentation, microscopy, field trips and more. Back to top