Summer Camp – Second Grade (Printable PDF Version)
Week 1: 6/19-6/23
Blast into Outer Space (9:30 am-11:30 am)
5-4-3-2-1- Blast off! Let your little astronaut explore space with us this week. Fun books will be used to teach your child about planets, stars, the moon, and more! They will explore space play dough, “moon sand”, and make their own alien goo and space slime! Each day will be filled with fun games, crafts, and activities that help us explore space.
Junior Zoologists (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Become a Junior Zoologist as we explore all things animals! In this camp, you will be introduced to exciting animals from the world around us. We’ll learn about their lives, their homes, the important roles they play in nature and how to figure out what animals might be living in our own backyard! The program will include hands-on activities to complement what we learn, while arts and crafts time will provide fun and creative opportunities to make take-home projects.
Week 2: 6/26-6/30
It is Elemental (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Get down to the basics exploring the elements! Your budding chemist may enjoy attending a chemistry camp through experiments; chemistry camps help kids connect real-world situations with science. Campers learn the fundamentals of chemistry and laboratory safety. Learn what makes a volcano erupt, or make your own bottle rocket through knowledge of chemical reactions. Campers will create several other wacky, wild and crazy concoctions!
Energy Story (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. Students will explore different forms and sources of energy and how they work.
Week 3: 7/03,05,06,07
Junior Engineering of Travel (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Today music penetrates into every aspect of our lives. In this class, students will learn the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) different music. It will discuss The Elements of Music, musical form, Styles, Genres, Contexts. It will also provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Art Appreciation: The Joy of Music (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Music provides a powerful way for people to celebrate their humanity and connect with something larger than themselves. Art Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Music not only will provide a historical perspective on music but will also teach the students the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that’s all around you.
Week 4: 7/10-7/14
Cooking Academy (9:30 am-11:30 am)
In this exciting camp, budding young chefs will have the chance to learn kitchen skills and the art of cooking. Students will work in small groups. It is a true exploration of meal planning, preparation, and of course…tasting!
Secret Codes 101 (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Stop villains and spies from outsmarting you by learning important secret code! Future spies will learn code creating and use cracking devices to secretly communicate with colleagues and defeat evil forces. This class will expose young students to future careers in Cybersecurity.
Week 5: 7/17-7/21
Journeys and Explorations (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Students will follow famous explorers, such as Marco Polo, Zheng He, Hernán Cortés, around the world for fame, for wealth or just out of curiosity. They will also examine the impact of their expeditions on the indigenous societies. Students will also plan and conduct their own virtual explorations in groups.
Reading the History: Jr. Paleontologists (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Digging for dinosaur bones is a dream of many little boys or girls. Students in our Junior Paleontologists camp will spend time exploring the past and current work of paleontologists. They will learn about the plants and animals alive in dinosaurs age. They will find and study fossils, build models, read and write stories, and explore what is known about amazing ancient plants and creatures.
Week 6: 7/24-7/28
Little Medical School (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Kids are fascinated by their stomach, lungs, and brain. In this camp, the campers will uncover how body parts function together. Each day we will explore a body system.
Reading Comprehension Strategies (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Students will be learning reading comprehension strategies using Reciprocal Teaching, which uses summarizing, predicting, clarifying and questioning strategies to help students comprehend the text.
Week 7: 7/31-8/04
Geography Bee (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Learn about the countries in the seven continents of the world with puzzles, games and activities. Identify types of landforms and bodies of water. Make their own atlas and learn map-reading techniques so that you can be the navigator on your next family vacation.
Computational Thinking without Coding (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
We will teach Computer Science through games and puzzles with cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. These activities will introduce students to Computational Thinking
through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression. Importantly, no coding is needed.
Week 8: 8/07-8/11
Physics Science-Sound and Music (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Students will learn how sounds are made and heard. They will investigate vibrations, frequencies, and pitch. They will immerse themselves in a world of acoustics and explore their own unique sound machines.
Adventures in Mathland (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
Develop math techniques to increase productivity. Solve math problems using nothing but your brain. Also the learning projects based on classroom experience with number systems,
fractions, graphing, fractions and geometry will enable campers to become a math Mania.
Week 9: 8/14-8/18
Musical Theater (9:00-3:00)
In this dynamic musical theater camp, kids will act, sing, dance! They will rehearse and perform a showcase, featuring all elements of musical theater with professional actor, singer, and choreographer. Throughout the camp, they will learn play-making, acting, understanding art forms, body awareness and much more.
Week 10: 8/21-8/25
Chess (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Chess is a great workout for mathematical muscles. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span while learning good judgment, reasoning power and self-confidence. International Master Larry Evans and staff teach chess in 33 schools throughout San Diego County. Larry Evans’ teaching technique, dubbed “THE EVANS METHOD” by the United States Chess Federation, includes instruction, formal and casual play and a team event on a giant, Harry Potter like chess set, cumulative merit system rewards camper participation. Points earn campers prizes at the end of each day and a trophy at the end of each week. This Method featured on The Tonight Show and Inside Edition. The Evans Method makes chess fun for children of all ages and levels. Every camper gets prizes and a trophy!
Jr. Robotics (1:00 pm-3:00pm)
This class takes Students on an introductory journey into the world of robotics. Students will be introduced to basic engineering and programming concepts as well as motors and sensors.
Students will learn through playing and creating different programs using motors, light sensors, distance sensors, power, and more. Students will also learn fundamental programming concepts using drag-and-drop visual programming tool: Algorithm Design, Command Sequences and Control Flow, Conditions, Loops, Sensors and Events through creative problem solving.