Fifth Grade

Heading into fifth grade, campers can create a perfect summer of fun and school prep by mixing our camps and classes. After a session of Summit Seekers or Little Owls camp, students can get ready for school with our math and writing workshops. 

Session 1

List of 7 items.

  • Cartooning & Storytelling with Baylee Betts

    Grades 4—8
    Session 1, AM Half day
    $450
     
    Grades 5—8
    Session 2, Period D
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
    Do you find yourself drawing characters and doodling in your spare time, or would you like to learn how to draw people and animals? In this class, we will learn simple tricks and techniques to master the art of cartooning. Starting with basic shapes and exercises, we will practice drawing expressions, original characters, caricatures, and animals. We'll have fun bringing all kinds of characters to life and allowing our imaginations to run wild! 
  • Cooking Creations with Mel

    Grades 4—8
    Session 1, PM Half day
    $510
     
    For the young chef in your life! 

    Cupcake decoration and creative meal prep. Each day, learn techniques to decorate cupcakes, prepare a snack, or make a meal that will delight your taste buds. Learn how to cut a mango or fill a bento box that will impress your friends! Prepare easy delicious meals for your family. Make chocolate fondue as a fruit dipping dessert. We will learn to use an Instant Pot, Crockpot, blenders, rice cookers, panini presses, and sushi making equipment.
  • Digital Photography

    Grades 5—7
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    $450
     
    This class is designed to teach students basic skills in image making well as image manipulation. Students will get to craft a project, choosing their own theme or subject to photograph. Further, we will also cover how to enhance and alter images using Adobe Photoshop. At the end of camp, students will bring home their very own short photo narratives. *Please bring your own digital camera (not a cell phone).  
  • DMSC PM Camp

    Grades 1—6
    Session: 1 & 2, PM Half day

    $475    PM Half day, Monday-Friday   w/ field trip  
    12:00-3:30 PM 
    $425    PM Half day, 1st Week Mon-Fri, 2nd Week Mon-Thurs.
    12:00-3:30 PM 
    Lunch is served at 12:00 PM. Half day campers are welcome to join us for lunch.
     
    Afternoon campers have the opportunity to swim during open pool time, enjoy an outdoor activity, and at the end of each session, campers have the option to go on a field trip. There will be one on-campus experience on the first Friday of the session, and one off-campus field trip on the second Friday of the session. Afternoon campers have the option of not attending the field trips. Please note, if you sign-up to NOT attend the field trips, your camper will have a shortened week, Monday-Thursday.
     
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    $450
    The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in make-believe worlds of sword and sorcery. In this game, a group of players create imaginary characters and band together to embark on an imaginary adventure.  D&D provides structure to these adventures by using a set of rules combined with an element of chance to determine the consequences of the characters' actions. Players roll dice to resolve whether or not their character is able to accomplish some heroic feat or daring gambit. Anything is possible, but the dice make some things more probable than others.
     
    Playing Dungeons & Dragons provides everyone opportunities to use and develop fundamental interpersonal, academic, and life-long skills.  Thanks to the nature of the game being set in an imaginary world, players get to learn how to solve problems, resolve conflicts, manage resources, overcome adversity, and how to work together as a team, all in a safe environment. Playing D&D gives players a chance to exercise their organizational skills, analytical skills, basic math skills, and their imaginations.  Players frequently need to be resourceful, resilient, and creative over the course of a game as a sudden plot twist in the story turns the characters' plans on their heads.  And because D&D takes place in a make-believe fantasy world, it offers unlimited potential for self-expression. It's most valuable benefit, however, is that it simply gives people a chance to play a fun game together face to face with their friends.
     
    In this 3-hour block students will spend time in the Carter Innovation Studio, where they will design and make their own characters, maps, and cards on our 3D Printers and laser cutters.
  • Mini Hogwarts Camp

    Grades 4—7
    Session 1, AM Half Day
    $450
     
    Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and join us for two magical weeks to celebrate Harry Potter! We have an array of enchanted activities planned: we will hone our creative writing skills with prompts inspired by the wizarding world, and we will be making our own works of art to take home and enjoy; such as wands, book art, house banners, and more! No prior knowledge of the Harry Potter series necessary!
     
  • Sports Camp

    Sports Camp
    Grades 2—6
    Session 1 & 2, Full Day & AM Half day
     
    $865    Full day
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $545    AM Half day    
    9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Sports Camp provides a non-competitive, fun, and engaging atmosphere for girls and boys of all skill levels. It is not necessary to have sports experience. Our diverse and energetic staff is committed to teaching a variety of sports and athletic games along with camp specialties (Nitroball, Ultimate Capture the Flag, Broomball) and learning ones they might not even know existed. 
    Lunch is served at 12:00 PM. Half day campers are welcome to join us for lunch. Please note the above times for pick-up and/or drop-off. 

    Full day campers have the opportunity to swim during open pool time, enjoy an outdoor activity, and each week campers will go on a field trip. Afternoon campers have the option of not attending the field trips. Please note, if you sign-up to NOT attend the field trips, your camper will have a shortened week, Monday-Thursday. There will be one on-campus experience on the first Friday of the session, and one off-campus field trip on the second Friday of the session.

    Campers can have a customized schedule by adding breakfast, afternoon private swim lessons, transportation, or classes for an additional fee. Be sure to click on the summer schedule to see what classes we will be offering this summer.

Session 2

List of 21 items.

  • Art Academy

    Grades 4-6
    Session 2, Period D

    Grades 5-8
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
    Art Academy is the chance for you to get all your creative juices going. You could be making lanyards, painting, scrapbooking, molding sculptures from clay, making your own stationery – every day will have different mediums and projects! Come ready to make new friends and try your hand at new artistic styles and crafts – especially the ones you don’t have time for in your classes during the busy school year. This is just what summer is for!
  • Cartooning & Storytelling with Baylee Betts

    Grades 4—8
    Session 1, AM Half day
    $450
     
    Grades 5—8
    Session 2, Period D
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
    Do you find yourself drawing characters and doodling in your spare time, or would you like to learn how to draw people and animals? In this class, we will learn simple tricks and techniques to master the art of cartooning. Starting with basic shapes and exercises, we will practice drawing expressions, original characters, caricatures, and animals. We'll have fun bringing all kinds of characters to life and allowing our imaginations to run wild! 
  • Ceramics

    Grades 3—6
    Session 2, Period D
    $215

    Grades 4—7
    Session 3, Period c
    $215
    Students will use hand building and sculpture techniques, taking the clay from an initial wet clay stage through bisque and glaze firings. No previous experience required.

    We are delighted for Kristen Calderon to return to Athenian Summer Programs and share her talents as both an artist and caring teacher.
  • Cooking with Miguel

    Grades 5—8
    Sessions 2, Period D
    Session 3, Period D
    $275
     
    This class is designed to teach cooking basics. Each day brings a new recipe. Students will have hands-on experience making homemade pasta and delicious desserts. Boys, don’t be afraid to get in the kitchen and create some delicious culinary delights. Students will bring home the recipes to practice at home. This class fills up fast so sign up early!
     
  • Craft-O-Rama

    Grades 4—6
    Session 2, Period C
    $215
    Craft-O-Rama is a space for traditional camp-style crafting. Students will learn to make lanyards, upcycle art pieces, make beaded bracelets, amongst several other crafting projects, and leave with many creations to take home.
  • Crocheting with Baylee Betts

    Grades 4—6
    Session 2, Period C
    $215
     
    In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn the craft of crocheting. We will be exploring basic crocheting techniques such as various stitches, simple sewing skills, and how to follow crocheting guides so you'll be able to make your own fun projects in the future! At the end of the class, students will be focusing on one project where they will utilize the skills they've learned to make something of their choice. Possible project ideas are stuffed animals, hats, scarfs, key chains, and so much more! No prior crocheting experience necessary!
  • Discovery Science

    Grades 4-6
    Session 2, Period A
    $215
    Calling all young Scientists! In this class, budding scientists will be engaged in a wide variety of experiments that will open their minds to how fun science can be. The idea behind science is to see what happens “if”. We will mix and measure formulas and see what happens when we change an ingredient and keep all other conditions the same. Sometimes we end up with something great and sometimes we might end with a dud. The goal is to teach students to problem solve, not be afraid to experiment, and use critical thinking skills for the desired result.
  • DMSC PM Camp

    Grades 1—6
    Session: 1 & 2, PM Half day

    $475    PM Half day, Monday-Friday   w/ field trip  
    12:00-3:30 PM 
    $425    PM Half day, 1st Week Mon-Fri, 2nd Week Mon-Thurs.
    12:00-3:30 PM 
    Lunch is served at 12:00 PM. Half day campers are welcome to join us for lunch.
     
    Afternoon campers have the opportunity to swim during open pool time, enjoy an outdoor activity, and at the end of each session, campers have the option to go on a field trip. There will be one on-campus experience on the first Friday of the session, and one off-campus field trip on the second Friday of the session. Afternoon campers have the option of not attending the field trips. Please note, if you sign-up to NOT attend the field trips, your camper will have a shortened week, Monday-Thursday.
     
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    $450
    The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in make-believe worlds of sword and sorcery. In this game, a group of players create imaginary characters and band together to embark on an imaginary adventure.  D&D provides structure to these adventures by using a set of rules combined with an element of chance to determine the consequences of the characters' actions. Players roll dice to resolve whether or not their character is able to accomplish some heroic feat or daring gambit. Anything is possible, but the dice make some things more probable than others.
     
    Playing Dungeons & Dragons provides everyone opportunities to use and develop fundamental interpersonal, academic, and life-long skills.  Thanks to the nature of the game being set in an imaginary world, players get to learn how to solve problems, resolve conflicts, manage resources, overcome adversity, and how to work together as a team, all in a safe environment. Playing D&D gives players a chance to exercise their organizational skills, analytical skills, basic math skills, and their imaginations.  Players frequently need to be resourceful, resilient, and creative over the course of a game as a sudden plot twist in the story turns the characters' plans on their heads.  And because D&D takes place in a make-believe fantasy world, it offers unlimited potential for self-expression. It's most valuable benefit, however, is that it simply gives people a chance to play a fun game together face to face with their friends.
     
    In this 3-hour block students will spend time in the Carter Innovation Studio, where they will design and make their own characters, maps, and cards on our 3D Printers and laser cutters.
  • Etiquette for Kids

    Grades 3—6
    Session 2, Period D
    $215
    Etiquette for kids is a confidence-building program that will teach children to handle dining and social situations with ease. Your child will learn important social skills such as how to meet and greet people, how to address adults, giving and accepting compliments and most importantly, the ABC’s of dining. This class will include the uses of silverware, glasses, which knife and fork to use, posture at the table, and other dining do’s and don’ts. Best of all, they will collaborate with Miguel’s cooking class to have a chance to practice all of their new skills in a formal dining setting.
  • Jr. Adventure Camp

    Grades 4—6
    Sessions: 2 & 3, Full Day
    $900
     
    Jr. Adventure camp is an amazing opportunity for our younger campers to get a taste of our Outdoor Adventure Camp and some of the key components that the Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE) are known for. Jr. Adventure Campers will explore the foothills of our beautiful campus, while learning safe outdoor experiential learning, light survival skills, and how to set up camp in the great outdoors. This camp will have one overnight camping stay on campus, and one adventure field trip.
     
  • Keyboard Hustle

    Grades 4—7
    Session 2, Period B
    Session 3, Period A
    $215
     
    In this class students will develop and improve their keyboarding skills. Correct technique is the most important skill any beginning typist can learn. Students will learn finger position, where all the keys are located, and which finger to strike which key. Most importantly, students will learn not to look at their hands while typing.
  • Let’s Make Photobooks!

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period B
    Session 3, Period B
    $215
     
    Calling all photographers! In this class, students will learn basic image making skills as well as an intro to Adobe InDesign. Students will fine-tune their creative skills by looking at photography in book form specifically and making a short photo book of their own. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
  • Mel's STEM Lab

    Grades 3-6
    Session 2, Period C
    $215
    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.
  • Nature Photography: Building the Landscape

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period A
    Session 3, Period A
    $215
     
    This class is designed to teach basic image-making skills. Using our own beautiful campus as a canvas, as well as the mountain right next door, students will learn different ways of capturing nature. Students will bring home prints and collages of their work at the end of camp. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
  • Open Pool Time

    Grades 3—10
    Session 2, Period D

    Grades 1—10
    Session 3, Period D 

    $215
    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 another 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). 
  • Photoshop

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period C
    Session 3, Period C
    $215
     
    In this class, students will get an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. From learning to bend light curves and adjust color balances for photo editing, to more complex tasks such as photoshopping a dog’s head onto a human body, we will cover all the basics. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
     
  • Reading & Writing Workshop

    Grades 4—5
    Session 2, AM Half Day
    $450
     
    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 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. Just remember, the more time you spend writing and reading, the more time you are building your path to success!
     
  • Soccer with Nabil

    Grades 5—8
    Session 2, Period C
    Session 3, Period C
    $215
     
    We are thrilled to announce this new enrichment class with former Youth Development Coach at Red Bull and Athenian JV soccer coach – Nabil Saad. In this class, campers will hone soccer skills through drills, games, fitness, and set goals for growth that they can take with them beyond camp.
  • Sports Camp

    Sports Camp
    Grades 2—6
    Session 1 & 2, Full Day & AM Half day
     
    $865    Full day
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $545    AM Half day    
    9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Sports Camp provides a non-competitive, fun, and engaging atmosphere for girls and boys of all skill levels. It is not necessary to have sports experience. Our diverse and energetic staff is committed to teaching a variety of sports and athletic games along with camp specialties (Nitroball, Ultimate Capture the Flag, Broomball) and learning ones they might not even know existed. 
    Lunch is served at 12:00 PM. Half day campers are welcome to join us for lunch. Please note the above times for pick-up and/or drop-off. 

    Full day campers have the opportunity to swim during open pool time, enjoy an outdoor activity, and each week campers will go on a field trip. Afternoon campers have the option of not attending the field trips. Please note, if you sign-up to NOT attend the field trips, your camper will have a shortened week, Monday-Thursday. There will be one on-campus experience on the first Friday of the session, and one off-campus field trip on the second Friday of the session.

    Campers can have a customized schedule by adding breakfast, afternoon private swim lessons, transportation, or classes for an additional fee. Be sure to click on the summer schedule to see what classes we will be offering this summer.
  • Writer's Workshop

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period A
    $215
     
    Learn how to improve your writing skills while exploring various writing domains such as autobiographical, biographical, observational, problem solutions, and report of information. This course will reinforce the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Students will concentrate on how to write in various styles, how to proofread and dictionary practice.

Session 3

List of 16 items.

  • Art Academy

    Grades 4-6
    Session 2, Period D

    Grades 5-8
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
    Art Academy is the chance for you to get all your creative juices going. You could be making lanyards, painting, scrapbooking, molding sculptures from clay, making your own stationery – every day will have different mediums and projects! Come ready to make new friends and try your hand at new artistic styles and crafts – especially the ones you don’t have time for in your classes during the busy school year. This is just what summer is for!
  • Cartooning & Storytelling with Baylee Betts

    Grades 4—8
    Session 1, AM Half day
    $450
     
    Grades 5—8
    Session 2, Period D
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
    Do you find yourself drawing characters and doodling in your spare time, or would you like to learn how to draw people and animals? In this class, we will learn simple tricks and techniques to master the art of cartooning. Starting with basic shapes and exercises, we will practice drawing expressions, original characters, caricatures, and animals. We'll have fun bringing all kinds of characters to life and allowing our imaginations to run wild! 
  • Ceramics

    Grades 3—6
    Session 2, Period D
    $215

    Grades 4—7
    Session 3, Period c
    $215
    Students will use hand building and sculpture techniques, taking the clay from an initial wet clay stage through bisque and glaze firings. No previous experience required.

    We are delighted for Kristen Calderon to return to Athenian Summer Programs and share her talents as both an artist and caring teacher.
  • Cooking with Miguel

    Grades 5—8
    Sessions 2, Period D
    Session 3, Period D
    $275
     
    This class is designed to teach cooking basics. Each day brings a new recipe. Students will have hands-on experience making homemade pasta and delicious desserts. Boys, don’t be afraid to get in the kitchen and create some delicious culinary delights. Students will bring home the recipes to practice at home. This class fills up fast so sign up early!
     
  • DMSC Little Owls

    Grades 1-6 (Limited to 50 Campers)
    Session 3, Full Day OR Afternoon Half Day (Sorry, no Morning Half Day option)

    $645    Full day
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $475    PM Half day, Monday-Friday    
    12:00-3:30 PM 
    DMSC Little Owls is back this summer – simply put, it is a hybrid of Sports Camp and Summit Seekers – students will move through the day as a large cohort. The morning with be focused on sports and games, after lunch will be focused on artistic craft activities, and the day will end with open pool time for everyone. Private swim lessons can be added during or after camp for an additional fee.
  • Drawing & Painting

    Grades 3—6
    Session 3, Period C
    $215
    Students will learn about the illustration and painting techniques of famous artists and attempt recreations. Some days will contain drawing and painting, some will be focused on drawing, and some will be focused on painting. Lots of beautiful work will be coming home from this enrichment class!
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day & PM Half Day
    $450
    The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in make-believe worlds of sword and sorcery. In this game, a group of players create imaginary characters and band together to embark on an imaginary adventure.  D&D provides structure to these adventures by using a set of rules combined with an element of chance to determine the consequences of the characters' actions. Players roll dice to resolve whether or not their character is able to accomplish some heroic feat or daring gambit. Anything is possible, but the dice make some things more probable than others.
     
    Playing Dungeons & Dragons provides everyone opportunities to use and develop fundamental interpersonal, academic, and life-long skills.  Thanks to the nature of the game being set in an imaginary world, players get to learn how to solve problems, resolve conflicts, manage resources, overcome adversity, and how to work together as a team, all in a safe environment. Playing D&D gives players a chance to exercise their organizational skills, analytical skills, basic math skills, and their imaginations.  Players frequently need to be resourceful, resilient, and creative over the course of a game as a sudden plot twist in the story turns the characters' plans on their heads.  And because D&D takes place in a make-believe fantasy world, it offers unlimited potential for self-expression. It's most valuable benefit, however, is that it simply gives people a chance to play a fun game together face to face with their friends.
     
    In this 3-hour block students will spend time in the Carter Innovation Studio, where they will design and make their own characters, maps, and cards on our 3D Printers and laser cutters.
  • Jr. Adventure Camp

    Grades 4—6
    Sessions: 2 & 3, Full Day
    $900
     
    Jr. Adventure camp is an amazing opportunity for our younger campers to get a taste of our Outdoor Adventure Camp and some of the key components that the Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE) are known for. Jr. Adventure Campers will explore the foothills of our beautiful campus, while learning safe outdoor experiential learning, light survival skills, and how to set up camp in the great outdoors. This camp will have one overnight camping stay on campus, and one adventure field trip.
     
  • Keyboard Hustle

    Grades 4—7
    Session 2, Period B
    Session 3, Period A
    $215
     
    In this class students will develop and improve their keyboarding skills. Correct technique is the most important skill any beginning typist can learn. Students will learn finger position, where all the keys are located, and which finger to strike which key. Most importantly, students will learn not to look at their hands while typing.
  • Let’s Make Photobooks!

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period B
    Session 3, Period B
    $215
     
    Calling all photographers! In this class, students will learn basic image making skills as well as an intro to Adobe InDesign. Students will fine-tune their creative skills by looking at photography in book form specifically and making a short photo book of their own. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
  • Nature Photography: Building the Landscape

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period A
    Session 3, Period A
    $215
     
    This class is designed to teach basic image-making skills. Using our own beautiful campus as a canvas, as well as the mountain right next door, students will learn different ways of capturing nature. Students will bring home prints and collages of their work at the end of camp. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
  • Open Pool Time

    Grades 3—10
    Session 2, Period D

    Grades 1—10
    Session 3, Period D 

    $215
    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 another 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). 
  • Photoshop

    Grades 5—7
    Session 2, Period C
    Session 3, Period C
    $215
     
    In this class, students will get an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. From learning to bend light curves and adjust color balances for photo editing, to more complex tasks such as photoshopping a dog’s head onto a human body, we will cover all the basics. (*Please bring your own digital camera.)
     
  • Rollercoaster Engineering

    Grades 3—5
    Session 3, Period D
    $215
     
    This class is for the thinkers, builders, and problem solvers. Students will use everyday materials to design and construct rollercoaster courses for ping pong balls, marbles, or bouncy balls. They can work individually, in design teams, or as an entire cohort – the choice is up to them!
     
  • Soccer with Nabil

    Grades 5—8
    Session 2, Period C
    Session 3, Period C
    $215
     
    We are thrilled to announce this new enrichment class with former Youth Development Coach at Red Bull and Athenian JV soccer coach – Nabil Saad. In this class, campers will hone soccer skills through drills, games, fitness, and set goals for growth that they can take with them beyond camp.
  • Summer hOWLers

    Grades 4—8
    Session 3, AM & PM Half day
    $450
     
    We are very excited about this new addition to Athenian Summer Programs! During the school year, hOWLers is Athenian’s acapella group that competes nationally. This class will be led by current and former hOWLers, as students will learn to perform fun songs and choreographed moves over the session.
     

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  • Camp and Classes Schedule Overview

    Look at the Summer Programs Overview to easily put together a custom program for your child.
  • Camp Forms

  • Extended Care

    AM extended care is included in camp tuition. Afternoon extended care is offered for an additional fee.
    Please keep in mind any student or camper below the age of 14 may not be left unattended anywhere on campus from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM. Extended care is available to all participants from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:45 to 6:00 PM. Students who arrive early must either go to extended care or be supervised by a parent until a teacher arrives. Campers in AM extended care spend time with our caring staff and we assist campers to arrive at their 9:00 AM program. We can also provide a delicious, healthy breakfast for an additional fee. Campers or students who arrive early may participate in the breakfast club and will not be charged for extended care.
     
    Families who will be using afternoon extended care, please make every effort to arrive by 6:00 pm. We recognize that there are times when unavoidable challenges arise and therefore, our policy is that after two occurrences of lateness, a $1.00 per-minute penalty will be incurred. That fee will be paid directly to the staff who must work overtime. 
  • Meals


    Summer Lunch Menu

    The Lunch Program
     
    Included in all Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half-day Programs

    Breakfast Club
    You must be preregistered for the Breakfast Club, which costs $80 per session.
    Breakfast Club
    You must be preregistered for the Breakfast Club. The kitchen will be open from 8:00-8:30 AM.  Breakfast is served cafeteria-style and may include any variety of fruit, yogurt, cereal, pancakes, eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, home potatoes, and juice. Breakfast can be purchased in two-week sessions (ten breakfasts per session).

    At 8:00 AM, please go to extended care (Dase Center) and sign in. A counselor will walk children to the Main Hall at 8:00 AM for breakfast.   After 8:00 AM, campers may check-in with the group already at breakfast. We will accept registrations for Breakfast Club up to five days before the session starts. You cannot sign up for breakfast on the first day of a session. If you cancel your Breakfast Club registration on the first day, you will still be charged the full amount.                                      

    The Lunch Program – Included in all Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half-day Programs

    School lunch has never been this good. Our dining services use fresh ingredients and provide campers with healthy meals with plenty of options.  Our chefs create a well-balanced menu and our hot meal options include Asian, Italian, Mexican and American dishes.  In addition to buying produce and meat from local California farmers, we use vegetables and herbs from our organic garden whenever possible.  Meals are served cafeteria style in our dining hall and campers can return for seconds.  Our lunch program is included with all half-day or more program registrations.  Breakfast can be purchased for an additional fee.  We believe eating together builds community.
     
    Our chefs work with families as much as possible to accommodate food allergies. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are readily available.          
    • All lunches will be served in the Main Hall and always have hot, healthy kid-friendly options. Note: We do not provide lunch on field trip days. Campers will need to pack a lunch on field trip days.
    • Drinks include plain water, fruit-infused water, and milk. We do not provide soda and ask you not to bring it.
  • Private Swim Lessons

    Sessions 1, 2, 3
    Ages 4 and up
    $185 Eight 20-minute private lessons per session
    Private Swim Lessons offer on-one-one instruction, so no matter what swim level your child is at they will get the needed attention to develop or progress their skills, build their confidence and love the water. We offer lessons to children at all swim levels.  Little swimmers will discover how to fully submerge their face and blow bubbles and experience supported floating and kicking on front and back.  More advanced swimmers will begin to learn alternating arm action, swimming underwater, rhythmic breathing, basic diving, and the major swim strokes.  For swimmers ready for even more advanced techniques or siblings who would prefer to take lessons together, a program can be adapted to meet your swimmer’s individual needs.  
     
    No makes-ups for missed lessons. Upon registration, you are reserving a spot for your child and we will schedule an instructor based on your registration. We understand situations may occur that require last minute cancellations. However, it is not possible for us to reschedule, therefore, our policy is that we do not guarantee make-ups or offer refunds or credit for missed lessons.
     
    This summer we will not offer morning lessons. Swim lessons will start at 12:45 pm. Private Swim Lessons may be added during camp to PM DMSC Camp schedule. Classes can sign-up after Period D.
     
    *Early Bird Discount applies ONLY with additional camp program registration. Sibling Discount applies.

  • Registration Policies

    Find out how to change your schedule, what our sibling discount is, and which camps you can enroll in partial sessions by reviewing our policies, terms, and conditions.
    Students and Campers are enrolled in programs on a first come basis. Classes and camps have limited enrollment, therefore, early registration is recommended. In the event a class or camp you have registered for is full, you will be notified immediately and your child will be put on a waiting list. In the event a class is canceled, you will be refunded 100% of the cost of the class or camp.

    All registrations must be filled out online. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Athenian School and make an appointment to come in and register.  We credit cards. If you do not wish to pay your deposit with a credit card online, you can still register by selecting to “Pay by Check”.  However, checks must be received and paid in full with seven days of your registration.
     
    Partial Sessions
    While we think it’s best for a camper to participate in a full two-week session of camp we understand it does not always work out with your family’s schedule. We can make accommodations for Summit Seekers and Sports Camp. We are sorry but cannot accommodate partial participation in our academic program, CIT or Adventure Camp. Please contact the summer programs office to receive a discount code for your online registration and to have the dates you will be attending noted in your registration.

    We offer a wide variety of options for summer and understand it can be a little overwhelming when trying to combine classes with camps or making the best choice for your child. Please don’t hesitate to contact the summer program office for help. 

    Field Trips
    While we make every effort to send our students/campers on the field trips advertised, it is possible that a Director will need to change or substitute a particular field trip. In this case, no credits or refunds will be made. 
  • Safety, Traffic, & Nurse's Corner

    Safety on Campus
    For safety and supervision reasons students attending summer enrichment classes should not arrive too early of 9:00 AM for the first class. Students who must arrive early need to be registered for extended care. Parents may wait with their children outside of a classroom until the teacher arrives. 

    Traffic Safety
    In order to ensure safety for everyone, we need your help and cooperation. The traffic situation in the parking lot is a significant safety concern of staff and parents. Please, NO CELL PHONES IN THE PARKING LOT. Please honor the 5 mph speed limit. It is very important that you drive slowly and watch for children. If you want to walk your children to their classrooms, please park in the lower parking lot, cross at the crosswalk and walk up on the road closest to the soccer field. Please do not walk down the center of the road.

    Nurses Corner
    Please keep your child home if he or she has a high temperature, an aggressive cough that is difficult to control with over the counter medications, or a runny nose that may indicate an infection.

    Only medications that cannot be timed to be administered at home should be sent to school. (Medications to be given 3 times a day usually can be taken before and after school and at bedtime).

    All medications must have an accompanying written statement from the physician detailing the purpose and method of dispensing the medication. Prescription medications must be labeled clearly and in the original dispenser.

    Children who will carry asthma inhalers or EpiPens must fill out a statement from the physician indicating the child understands the purpose, appropriate method, and frequency of use of the emergency medication.  This information is to be included in your health notes and the physician statement is to be turned into the summer school nurse.

    The nurse will not be on campus after August 5, 2019. If you need any medications returned, it is your responsibility to contact the nurse to set up a time you can come to campus. 
  • Transportation

    Transportation is available in the morning and afternoon. You may sign up for one-way or round-trip service.

    $60 One Way
    $120 Round Trip
    Come ride the bus! Our caring transportation professionals will make your life a little easier by picking up your child at one of our designated stops and returning them back to your at the end of the day. In an effort to join us as we do our part in reducing traffic and bringing campers together from throughout our region, enroll in our transportation program. You can sign up your child for round-trip or one way only.
     
    Sibling discount of 50% for transportation. See our bus routes and pick-up and drop-off times.
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