Science

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  • Edible Experiments

    Grades 4-6
    S1: Period A, S2: Period D
    $205

    Delve into the mysteries of science and math through the laboratory of food. This exciting course explores many concepts including the wonders of plate tectonics, percentages, rocks and geology. Each day you will discover new ways that food can be used to explain events that occur in nature, as well as concepts in math such as percentages, ratios, and graphing. When you’re finished, eat the evidence!

    Eileen Roberts-Farley will return to teach this fun and dynamic class. She is a veteran middle-school math and science teacher and is always excited to find ways to combine science and fun! 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

    Grades 7-10
    S2: AM Half Day
    $600

    Welcome to Human Anatomy & Physiology!  This will be a journey into the structures and functions of the human body for campers with an aptitude in science and are considering a future in any field of health science. This is an activity and laboratory-based class where we will explore topics ranging from cells and tissues to body systems and mechanics. Students will participate in activities such as modeling, microscopy, cardiovascular labs, pulmonary testing, testing vital signs, dissections, urine analysis, blood-type testing, introduction to surgical suturing and wound care, and discussions about diseases and injuries affecting the 11 major body systems.  If a camper desires an in-depth look on health fields, we encourage enrollment in both Human Anatomy & Physiology & Sports Medicine. **If you’ve taken this class in the past, not to worry, you can still take it again.  Maureen will make the class meaningful for you too, as well as new students, because there is so much to learn in this field of study!
     
    Maureen Wiser, a beloved science teacher at Albany High School, has over 10 years of experience in teaching Biology, Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology and Sports Medicine to kids age 4-40.  She is a trained medical doctor who changed her career path when she discovered that teaching is her passion.
  • Intro to Aerodynamics - Blast Off!

    Grades 4-6
    S1 & S2: Period B
    $205

    Students will learn basic propulsion systems, rocket designs, and an introduction to aerodynamics and the forces of gravity. In this awesomely fun class, campers will delve deeper into their love of small explosions and flying objects. Water bottle rockets, paper airplanes, and more; no experience required.

    Eileen Roberts-Farley will return to teach this fun and dynamic class. She is a veteran middle-school math and science teacher and is always excited to find ways to combine science and fun! 
  • Sports Medicine

    Grades 7-10            
    S2: PM Half Day
    $600

    This class is for campers who want to experience what it means to be a medical doctor with a focus in sports medicine.  Come explore the science behind medical care, the importance of anatomy study, and the skills of identifying injuries and how to do basic taping and bandaging.  This class will undoubtedly get campers excited about the possibilities within the medical field and provide them with more knowledge about the body’s response to athletic activities.  This is a class that will have you up and out of your seat as you learn what the field of sports medicine is really all about.  **If you’ve taken this class in the past, not to worry, you can still take it again.  Maureen will make the class meaningful for you too, as well as new students, because there is so much to learn in this field of study!
     
    Maureen Wiser, a science teacher at Albany High School, has over 10 years experience in teaching Biology, Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology and Sports Medicine to kids age 4-40.  She is a trained medical doctor who changed her career path when she discovered that teaching is her passion.
  • STEM Laboratory

    Grades 3-6
    S1 & S2: Period D
    $205

    Campers will plan, create, measure, collaborate, graph and reconsider their creations for an improved outcome. Together we will explore how things work and ask questions to understand what we observe. Each day we will have a new problem to tackle.

    Melissa Barry Hansen will return to teach this fantastic class she created. Melissa, a veteran elementary school teacher and Athenian alumna shines as a master teacher and brings her love of young people to all that she does. 
  • CANCELLED: Sci-Fi Creative Writing

     
  • CANCELLED: Science Reporters

     

Technology

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  • 3D Printer Design

    Grades 7-10, 10 maximum participants
    S1 & S2: Period A
    $350

    The 3D printing revolution is here! Are you ready to be a part of it? This beginner's class on computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing will help you turn your ideas into reality. Campers will be introduced to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and other modeling applications as they dive into the concepts of computer aided design. They will be shown how 3D printers are used to make a prototype come to life and will have the opportunity to use the 3D printers to make their designs come to life. Campers will come away with a new understanding of the powerful capabilities of 3D printing and rapid prototyping!

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Maker Studio Manager will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s forth summer season working with young people in the exciting world of engineering and science. 
  • App Design

    Grades 7-10
    S1: Period A
    $325

    Coding encourages analytical thinking and problem solving. This class is the perfect way to try your hand at how programmers bring apps to life. Learn the fundamentals of programming through the accessible and friendly program, MIT App Inventor. Young app creators will develop their very own mobile phone Android apps to help solve a problem or create a useful app, ranging from games to utility apps and more. Soon you might have your own app up on Google Play!

    Brought to you in partnership with knodemy and their expert teaching staff. 
  • Digital Game Design

    Grades 7-10
    S1: Period B
    $325

    Learn to design and create your own games with Unity, a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and used to develop video games for PC, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Students will spend the course working on a single project. Each day, they will learn new concepts that can be added to the project they are developing. The curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate learners. No programming experience required. Campers will need to have their own laptop/computer. A limited number of loaner devices are available for the course.

    Brought to you in partnership with knodemy and their expert teaching staff. 
  • Idea2Product + Web Design

    Grades 7-10,
    S2: AM Half Day
    $650

    Bring your idea to life! This summer build your own product. This program is designed to empower young students and guide them to become innovators and lead the way to the future through exposure to computer science and technology. Topics will include Idea2Product Design, Prototype Development, Entrepreneurship principles (DECA), building a web site to launch your product, and how to pitch your product to investors. Budding innovators and web designers will get a chance to collaborate, think creatively, and develop their public speaking skills in new ways. NO experience necessary to enroll!

    Brought to you in partnership with knodemy and their expert teaching staff. 
  • Intro to LEGO® Robotics

    Grades 4-6
    S1 & S2: Period C
    $205

    Similar to our half-day program, this class will introduce students to the fundamentals of basic robot design and programming using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system. However, because the class is in a shorter time-frame, some skills will be introduced at a faster rate as needed. Students will build and program a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks. Through a hands-on approach and the power of trial and error, students will gain insights into the application of robotics to solve real problems. This program is designed using challenges from FIRST LEGO League® competitions.

    Christina Nemanich created this course and this will be her fourth year leading this fun learn-by-doing class. As a staff member of the Athenian Technology Department, she sees every day the central role of technology in our lives. Christina now also leads a similar elective class for Athenian Middle School students. 
  • Java Programing 101

    Grades 7-10
    S1: PM Half Day 
    $650

    Join this class and step into the coding world! Java is a high-level programming language and is a commonly used foundation for developing and delivering content on the Web. It is
    one of today’s most widely used and powerful computer-programming languages. As you dive into learning Java, along the way you’ll work on problem solving, collaborate with peers, and gain a new understanding of what happens behind the scenes of our screens. No previous experience required. The curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate learners. Campers will need to have their own laptop/computer. A limited number of loaner devices are available for the course.

    Brought to you in partnership with knodemy and their expert teaching staff. 
  • LEGO® Robotics Challenge

    Grades 3-5, 10 maximum participants
    S1 & S2: AM Half Day
    $410

    This class will bring campers into the world of basic robot design and programming using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system. Students will build and program a LEGO® robot to perform specific tasks. Through a hands-on approach and the power of trial and error, students will gain insights into the application of robotics to solve real problems. This program is designed using challenges from FIRST LEGO League® competitions.

    Christina Nemanich created this course and this will be her fourth year leading this fun learn-by-doing class. As a staff member of the Athenian Technology Department, she sees every day the central role of technology in our lives. Christina now also leads a similar elective class for Athenian Middle School students. 
  • Python Programming 101

    Grades 7-10
    S2: PM Half Day
    $650

    Come to this class to learn firsthand how Python is a computer programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. Campers will learn to harness this powerful language. No programming experience is required... Just bring your passion for...or curiosity in...computers! The curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate learners. Campers will need to have their own laptop/computer. A limited number of loaner devices are available for the course.

    Brought to you in partnership with knodemy and their expert teaching staff. 

Engineering

List of 11 items.

  • 3D Printer Design

    Grades 7-10, 10 maximum participants
    S1 & S2: Period A
    $350

    The 3D printing revolution is here! Are you ready to be a part of it? This beginner's class on computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing will help you turn your ideas into reality. Campers will be introduced to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and other modeling applications as they dive into the concepts of computer aided design. They will be shown how 3D printers are used to make a prototype come to life and will have the opportunity to use the 3D printers to make their designs come to life. Campers will come away with a new understanding of the powerful capabilities of 3D printing and rapid prototyping!

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Maker Studio Manager will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s forth summer season working with young people in the exciting world of engineering and science. 
  • Athenian Airplane Project

    Grades 7-10, 6 participant’s maximum - Science teacher recommendation required. S1 & S2: Period B
    $400

    Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to build an airplane from scratch? This class is all about participants gaining new skills in plan reading, working with hand and pneumatic tools and quality control, to build a tool box you will take home. Why a toolbox, you ask? Because this toolbox teaches the fundamental skills and techniques needed to build an airplane. This toolbox project is exactly what Athenian students do before they are approved to work on our actual Airplane Building Project.

    Come learn the skills and get critical tool experience time, and if all goes well and you live in the East Bay, you may be invited to participate in the year-round
    Athenian Airplane project, “The Spirit of Athenian III,” during the school year, working alongside Athenian students. We are so excited to offer this opportunity through our summer programs. Open to participants from any school.

    About the Athenian Airplane Project: Approximately 55 students a year participate in the airplane project, assembling a fully functional, FAA approved two-seat plane by hand. From riveting the wings to installing the engine, Athenian students have successfully completed two Piper Cub planes. The Spirit of Athenian III is expected to be completed in the next two years. The newest airplane project began in August 2012 and is a Van's Aircraft RV-12. Get more details about this incredible program.

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Innovation Space & Shop Manager will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor
    , this will be Lori’s third summer season working young people in the exciting world of engineering and science.

    Charles Raymond, veteran Athenian humanities teacher, seasoned woodworker, and coordinator for the Athenian Middle School Maker Program, has taught the airplane project fundamental skills during both Athenian Summer Programs and during our school-year middle school elective program. 
  • Build, Mine, Craft in Gotham – Pre-Engineering with LEGOs

    Grades K-2
    S2: PM Half Day
    $410

    In this class, you’ll bring Minecraft & Gotham to life using LEGOs! During week 1, you will build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghost, and a motorized mining cart. During week 2, you’ll also take on the skyscrapers of Gotham and try your hand to create Batman’s gadgets. This project-based class, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs on the world of Minecraft and Gotham. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite creations. Campers will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft, Batman, or LEGO.

    Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies and their expert teaching staff.
  • Engineering Explorations

    Grades 6-8, 16 participants maximum
    S1: AM Half Day
    $600

    Calling all engineers! Do you enjoy designing and building things? Does the thought of making a model car powered by a mousetrap and then figuring out how to make it go faster and farther intrigue you? In this class, budding engineers will be engaged in a wide variety of intriguing design and building challenges, where problem-solving and independent-thinking skills will be developed and put to the test. A ping pong ball launcher and an electric propeller-powered vehicle are among the many other compelling projects students will design and construct themselves using a wide assortment of materials.

    Mike Meneghetti is a veteran Athenian Summer Programs instructor. He comes to us from Stanley Middle School as a celebrated teacher who applies his over 30 years of experience in creating meaningful science classes and leads their robotics program. 
  • Intro to Aerodynamics - Blast Off!

    Grades 4-6
    S1 & S2: Period B
    $205

    Students will learn basic propulsion systems, rocket designs, and an introduction to aerodynamics and the forces of gravity. In this awesomely fun class, campers will delve deeper into their love of small explosions and flying objects. Water bottle rockets, paper airplanes, and more; no experience required.

    Eileen Roberts-Farley will return to teach this fun and dynamic class. She is a veteran middle-school math and science teacher and is always excited to find ways to combine science and fun! 
  • Intro to LEGO® Robotics

    Grades 4-6
    S1 & S2: Period C
    $205

    Similar to our half-day program, this class will introduce students to the fundamentals of basic robot design and programming using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system. However, because the class is in a shorter time-frame, some skills will be introduced at a faster rate as needed. Students will build and program a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks. Through a hands-on approach and the power of trial and error, students will gain insights into the application of robotics to solve real problems. This program is designed using challenges from FIRST LEGO League® competitions.

    Christina Nemanich created this course and this will be her fourth year leading this fun learn-by-doing class. As a staff member of the Athenian Technology Department, she sees every day the central role of technology in our lives. Christina now also leads a similar elective class for Athenian Middle School students. 
  • iStyle – Fashion Engineering

    Grades 7-9
    S1: PM Half Day
    $705

    What does Fashion Design and Engineering have in common?   Join us as we consider the similarities and connections between these two seemingly opposite ideas.  We will explore the 2D to 3D transformation and construction techniques that result in beautiful and innovative silhouettes.  We will look at materials and their unique properties and perhaps even create new textiles that incorporate smart technologies.  We will work together in teams to solve problems and create new designs that we can display in our own runway fashion show!
     
    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Innovation Space & Shop Manager, will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas.  A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s third summer season working young people in the exciting world of engineering and science.  She also is a talented textile artist – and she is excited to bring this new class to Athenian Summer Programs.
     
    Eileen Roberts-Farley is a veteran middle-school math and science teacher and is always excited to find ways to combine science and fun!  Eileen too is a talented textile artist – and she is excited to combine her skills in this exciting new class.
  • LEGO® Robotics Challenge

    Grades 3-5, 10 maximum participants
    S1 & S2: AM Half Day
    $410

    This class will bring campers into the world of basic robot design and programming using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system. Students will build and program a LEGO® robot to perform specific tasks. Through a hands-on approach and the power of trial and error, students will gain insights into the application of robotics to solve real problems. This program is designed using challenges from FIRST LEGO League® competitions.

    Christina Nemanich created this course and this will be her fourth year leading this fun learn-by-doing class. As a staff member of the Athenian Technology Department, she sees every day the central role of technology in our lives. Christina now also leads a similar elective class for Athenian Middle School students. 
  • Mini LEGO® Engineers

    Grades K-2
    S1 & S2: AM Half Day
    $410
     
    Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Spinning Tops, Castles, and Helicopters. As you get more confident, you can even build such creations as Gravity Cars, Angry Birds, Mini Walkers, and a Space Base. Then use special pieces to create your own unique designs.

    Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies and their expert teaching staff. 
  • Ninja and Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

    Grades K-2
    S1: PM Half Day
    $410

    Week 1:
    Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO® projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO®.

    Week 2: The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies and their expert teaching staff. 
  • Ultimate Engineering & Shop

    Grades 7-10, 6 participants maximum, science teacher recommendation required.
    S2: PM Half Day
    $1000

    Ultimate Engineering & Shop is an exciting experience aimed at introducing campers to engineering ideas, innovation and problem solving in a small group environment. Be a part of transforming how young women and young men think and learn about the world around them. This hands-on, project-based shop experience is a chance for campers to work in an all-girls or coed program while learning to apply their interests in science, art, and engineering to creating, innovating, designing, and building real solutions to problems. In a low pressure, high productivity environment, campers will discover new avenues of learning. No experience necessary.

    Campers will be taught how to safely use a variety of power tools (including the metal lathe, milling machine, MIG welder, CNC router) in preparation for a project that they will initiate. Students can learn about computer-aided design and rapid prototyping using the laser cutting and 3D Printing equipment as well as use the resources of Athenian’s Robotics Program, Electric Car Program, and Two Person Airplane Building Program.

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Innovation Space & Shop Manager, will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s third summer season working young people in the exciting world of engineering and science. 

Arts

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  • Craft-O-Rama

    Grades 5-9
    S1 & S2: Period D
    $205 

    Craft-O-Rama is the chance for you to get all your creative juices going. You could be making lanyards, painting, scrapbooking, making your own stationery – it’s up to you! Come ready to make new friends and try your hand at new crafts as well as enjoy ones you never have time to do during the busy school year. This is just what summer is for! 
  • Critters in Clay

    Grades K-2
    S1 & S2: Period C
    $205

    There’s nothing like the fun of working with clay. Campers will learn how to work and shape wet clay and then move through bisque and how to use glazes. You will make observations about creatures and critters and then learn the skills to recreate their form through clay. There are no mistakes here all your creativity will lead to new lessons about this fantastic art form. Campers are welcome to take this class multiple times in the summer to hone their skills but are also welcome to take either of the sessions alone. All levels welcome.

    Kristen Calderon has brought her skills as a ceramics teachers to Athenian Summer Programs for 3 years. We are delighted for her to share her talents as both an artist and caring teacher. 
  • Paint Your World: Cancelled

     
  • Pottery Mania: Cancelled

     
  • The Art of Mathematics

    Grades 7-9 
    S2: Period B
    $205
     
    The Art of Mathematics is a journey through time. Campers will look at how math has affected artists and influenced them in the art they created. Through games and interactive activities, campers will work with the golden mean, fractals, and tessellations, through all types of problems, including applications. The goal is for students to see art through mathematics and to utilize math to create their
    own original works. Each day will have a specific theme, but the class will rely on the previous day’s experiences; campers will get the most out of this class if they plan to attend every class meeting. Ideally students will have some exposure to ratios and pre-algebra skills.

    Brain Raymond currently is a full-time professor of mathematics at Diablo Valley College and teaches course ranging from pre-algebra to multi-variable calculus. Previously he taught in both the Athenian middle and upper school divisions for 14 years and also has been a member of our summer staff in the past. We are delighted to have Brian back on the Athenian campus for the summer. 
  • The Art of Stories: Cancelled

     

Math

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  • The Art of Mathematics

    Grades 7-9 
    S2: Period B
    $205
     
    The Art of Mathematics is a journey through time. Campers will look at how math has affected artists and influenced them in the art they created. Through games and interactive activities, campers will work with the golden mean, fractals, and tessellations, through all types of problems, including applications. The goal is for students to see art through mathematics and to utilize math to create their
    own original works. Each day will have a specific theme, but the class will rely on the previous day’s experiences; campers will get the most out of this class if they plan to attend every class meeting. Ideally students will have some exposure to ratios and pre-algebra skills.

    Brain Raymond currently is a full-time professor of mathematics at Diablo Valley College and teaches course ranging from pre-algebra to multi-variable calculus. Previously he taught in both the Athenian middle and upper school divisions for 14 years and also has been a member of our summer staff in the past. We are delighted to have Brian back on the Athenian campus for the summer. 
  • Math Rocks I and II

    Grades 4-5
    S1: Period A (I), S2: Period A (II)
    $205

    This math class is designed to keep math skills sharp for upper elementary students. They will work with complex problems, reinforce math facts (including fraction work, percentages, and long division), take timed tests for practice, and use manipulatives to ensure understanding of concepts. Aligned with Common Core standards, campers will work collaboratively as well as individually to foster their command of mathematical thinking. This course will rely on the previous day’s experiences, therefore, campers should plan to attend every class meeting in a session to get the most out of their experience.

    Campers are welcome to take both Part I and II of this class but are also welcome to take either of the sessions alone.

    Nikki Spatcher, veteran SRVUSD elementary school teacher and staff member of Athenian Summer Programs, will lead the class in S1. She brings fun and her love of learning to the classroom each day.

    Kari Doolittle, veteran SRVUSD elementary school teacher and staff member of Athenian Summer Programs, will lead the class in S2. She brings her dedication to children and love of working with young people to camp each day. 
  • Quilting Mathematicians

    Grades 6-9, 12 maximum participants
    S2: Period C
    $205

    If you like sewing or want to learn how, you will be amazed at the beautiful pieces you can create. Quilts are not just for bedcovers. You will see what great fun it is to build patterns with fabric. In this class, campers will work on smaller format quilts (baby quilts or quilting small areas to then use for bags or other items). Campers will create with materials we provide and are welcome to bring in personal supplies to create even more individualized pieces. All levels welcome.

    Eileen Roberts-Farley is a veteran middle-school math and science teacher and has been a long-time teacher in our summer programs. This summer she merges her artisanal and mathematical skills and we couldn’t be more excited. 
  • The Nature of Algebra

    Grades 7-9 
    S2: Period A
    $205

    Math in Nature is about discovering the math that occurs all around us. Through games and interactive activities, campers will work with ratios, sequences and series, and solving equations, through all types of problems, including applications. The goal is for students to see the wonder of the world around them through mathematics. Each day will have a specific theme, but the class will rely on the previous day’s experiences; campers will get the most out of this class if they plan to attend every class meeting. Ideally students will have some exposure to ratios and pre-algebra skills. 


    Brain Raymond currently is a full-time professor of mathematics at Diablo Valley College and teaches course ranging from pre-algebra to multi- variable calculus. Previously he taught in both the Athenian middle and upper school divisions for 14 years and also has been a member of our summer staff in the past. We are delighted to have Brian back on the Athenian campus for the summer. 

General Classes

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  • Archery

    Grades 6-9, 18 maximum participants
    S1: Period C
    S1: Period D
    $205

    This non-competitive, introductory course will teach the fundamentals of archery. Students will learn proper techniques, range safety requirements, procedures and equipment.  Archery has a wide appeal for campers and is often the highlight of their summer. With coordination and focus, virtually everyone can learn this sport.
     
    Bob O’Brien is a veteran SRVUSD elementary school teacher, long-time archery instructor and maker, and has taught archery and making classes, as well as Summit Seekers morning programs, here for many years at Athenian Summer Programs.  He knows just how to keep safety first along with the fun of learning new skills.
  • Open Pool Time

    Grades 3-10
    S1 & S2: Period C
    $155

    This supervised free-swim time and activities at the pool will be a key part of your Summer of Awesome. We have a team of certified lifeguards to supervise swimmers along with our sports camp director and counselors. We maintain at least a 15:1 (or fewer) swimmer-to-lifeguard ratio, exceeding the American Red Cross standard.

    Jalyn Crum, Athenian Summer Aquatic Program leader, is passionate about all things water having grown up as a competitive USA swimmer and lifeguard/swim instructor. She is thrilled to be back for a second season at Athenian to ensure a fun and safe environment in and around the pool, as well as, leading the lifeguards and swim instructors in providing a quality aquatic program for all Athenian Summer Program and rental groups. Jalyn holds a California multiple subjects teaching credential and is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor, first aid CPR and AED instructor, and Certified Pool and Spa operator (CPO). 
  • Reading and Writing Workshop I and II

    Grades 4-5
    S1: Period A (I), S2: Period B (II)
    $205

    Learn how to improve your writing skills while exploring various writing genres such as autobiographical, biographical, observational, problem solutions, and report of information. This course will reinforce the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Campers will concentrate on how to write in various styles as well as how to proofread and effectively utilize a dictionary. In addition, the course wil
    l rely on the previous day’s experiences, therefore, campers should plan to attend every class meeting in a session to get the most out of their experience. Just remember, the more time you spend writing and reading, the more time you are building your path to success! Campers are welcome to take both Part I and II of this class but are also welcome to take either of the sessions alone.

    Nikki Spatcher, SRVUSD elementary school teacher, is a veteran in the classroom and is a long-time member of our summer staff. She brings fun and her love of learning to the classroom each day.

    Kari Doolittle, veteran SRVUSD elementary school teacher and staff member of Athenian Summer Programs, will lead the class in S2. She brings her dedication to children and love of working with young people to camp each day