Tenth Grade

Tenth graders can have a great summer at Athenian by taking fun classes like 3D Printing and the Virtual Reality Workshop, and getting ready for school with our Public Speaking, Writer's Workshop, or College Essay classes. And don't forget to add Open Pool Time to their schedule to have some fun and relaxation in the sun.

Session 1

List of 6 items.

  • 6 Week Athenian Airplane Project

    Grades 9—12
    6 Weeks, June 15-July 31 - w/ 1 week off June 29-July3
    AM Option (limited to 6 students)
    PM Option (limited to 6 students)

    $2,000
    The Athenian Airplane project is assembling a fully functional, FAA approved two-seat plane by hand. From riveting the wings to installing the engine, students will push forward on the work to successfully complete a Van's Aircraft RV-12. The project has been in process for a couple of years with Athenian students. We are very excited to open this experience up to the public for Summer 2020. Students are expected to participate for the full 6 weeks. There is an AM (9:00-12:00) 3 hour block option and a PM (12:45-3:45) 3 hour block option.
  • Architecture of Play Camp

    Grades 7—10
    Session 1, 2 & 3, Full Day

    $925
    Program Leader: Athenian Teacher, Monica Tiulescu

    Let’s invent, build and play! The Architecture of Play summer camp will focus on the process of designing and making an architectural miniature golf course. Kids will work collaboratively to design and build a useable miniature golf course inspired by famous architecture buildings. This will be an explorative, problem solving, and skill developing hands-on experience. Camp participants will learn about the process of creating designs from start to finish. We will experiment with methods of constructing both through digital fabrication and utilizing power tools. We will finish these miniature building structures by painting them and testing them through play. Each session will give kids the opportunity to add on new architectural elements to our golf course and build upon already designed and built structures. We will end the summer through a celebratory tournament where friends and family can join us in play!
  • Counselors in Training (CIT)

    Grades 8-10 (Limited to 16 Campers)
    Session 1 & 2: Full Day

    $625

    Register early - This camp fills up quickly and closes at 16 campers!
    Director: Julia Espino

    The CIT program will provide a hands-on opportunity to develop a variety of skills necessary for future employment as a camp counselor and for skills that will help them work with children. CITs will have a well-structured yet flexible series of workshops where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of being a camp counselor and working with children. CITs will learn valuable leadership and communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a self-motivated program designed around their ambitions to work towards their goal of being a camp counselor. CITs will develop the skills by participating in swimming, games, field trips, first aid, and child safety as well as leadership and child psychology courses. Our goal is to give young people the opportunity to work under a qualified director and to begin to learn and understand the demands and responsibilities of a camp counselor’s job. Campers will look to CITs as leaders and role models, therefore, high standards of conduct, attitude and good judgment are expected at all times while working with campers.

    CIT’s will attend field trips with the Summit Seeker and Sports Campers. They will also go on 1 CIT-only field trip each session.

    CITs must be mature, have good listening skills, and be able to follow directions. Any camper who is interested in enrolling in the CIT program (even returning campers) must submit a teacher recommendation form which can be found on the website.

    Due to the limited spots available for this program, only full session enrollment is available.

    CITs will constantly be under review and will advance as they gain an understanding of how each camp functions and can show the ability to complete tasks as assigned by the directors and counselors. All CITs are required to participate in pool-time activities.

    The trend with Camp Counselors is that they return every summer, leaving few employment opportunities for those coming up the ranks. Therefore, completion of the Counselor in Training program does not guarantee a job with The Athenian School's summer program but, every effort is made to assist those who successfully complete the program in finding a job.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop (limited to 6 registrations)

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day

    $510
    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.
  • Filmmaking: Science Fiction/Superheroes

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 1 PM Half day

    $450
    Do you love film, TV and YouTube? Do you want to learn how to write, direct and act in your own videos and movies? Filmmaking will teach you all of the skills to be your own movie studio or YouTube star. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of shooting videos and expressing your ideas into image. You will practice key techniques of captivating storytelling. You will learn how to keep your audience watching by using suspense techniques in filmmaking. You will learn how to move your audience by connecting them to your characters' stories in your films. You will also learn how to create compelling performances for your videos or films. Finally, you will learn how to put it all together and write, direct, act and shoot your own movies that will capture an audience anywhere. This filmmaking class’ theme is Science Fiction/Superheroes - which means you will have a choice in writing, directing, and filming a film, or a series of short films focused on either genre - or a mixture of both.
  • Improv!

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 1 & 2, AM Half day

    $450
     
    Do you like to act and perform? Do you like to be creative and make up your own stories? Improvisation is a class that teaches you how to create stories and scenes and perform them without a script. In this class, you will learn the Three Rules which will give you the fundamental skills to do improvisation. You will learn how to build interesting characters by observing and becoming other people. You will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and how to keep an audience engaged in your performance and story. And we'll do all of this in a safe, fun and team-oriented environment. At the end of the class, we'll be performing our improvisation scenes for a live audience and showcasing all of the amazing things we have learned.

Session 2

List of 12 items.

  • 3D Printer & Laser Cutter

    Grades 7—10 (Limited to 10 max)
    Session 2, Period A
    Session 3, Period A

    $385
    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!

    Students will also learn how to use the laser cutter. They will have the opportunity to design, cut, and etch multiple projects of choice.

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Carter Innovation Studio Manager will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s 5th summer season working with young people in the exciting world of engineering and science.
  • 6 Week Athenian Airplane Project

    Grades 9—12
    6 Weeks, June 15-July 31 - w/ 1 week off June 29-July3
    AM Option (limited to 6 students)
    PM Option (limited to 6 students)

    $2,000
    The Athenian Airplane project is assembling a fully functional, FAA approved two-seat plane by hand. From riveting the wings to installing the engine, students will push forward on the work to successfully complete a Van's Aircraft RV-12. The project has been in process for a couple of years with Athenian students. We are very excited to open this experience up to the public for Summer 2020. Students are expected to participate for the full 6 weeks. There is an AM (9:00-12:00) 3 hour block option and a PM (12:45-3:45) 3 hour block option.
  • Architecture of Play Camp

    Grades 7—10
    Session 1, 2 & 3, Full Day

    $925
    Program Leader: Athenian Teacher, Monica Tiulescu

    Let’s invent, build and play! The Architecture of Play summer camp will focus on the process of designing and making an architectural miniature golf course. Kids will work collaboratively to design and build a useable miniature golf course inspired by famous architecture buildings. This will be an explorative, problem solving, and skill developing hands-on experience. Camp participants will learn about the process of creating designs from start to finish. We will experiment with methods of constructing both through digital fabrication and utilizing power tools. We will finish these miniature building structures by painting them and testing them through play. Each session will give kids the opportunity to add on new architectural elements to our golf course and build upon already designed and built structures. We will end the summer through a celebratory tournament where friends and family can join us in play!
  • Computer Programming Sampler

    Grades 6—9
    Sessions 1: PM Half day

    Grades 6—10
    Sessions: 2 & 3

    $450
    Create cool programs with a variety of projects: 3D graphics and animation, sound and music, speech synthesis and recognition, simple text adventure games, and simulations. Professional programmer Dave Briccetti will guide you through programming in Python, and in JavaScript with the p5.js library, and in creating electronic music using Sonic Pi and the Ruby programming language. No programming experience is required. If you do have experience you’ll still find plenty to challenge you. This class requires you to bring your own device. If you do not have a laptop, but would like to participate please reach out to the Director of Summer Programs, Justin Guerra, before registering. 

    See a detailed log from this class from Summer 2019.
  • Counselors in Training (CIT)

    Grades 8-10 (Limited to 16 Campers)
    Session 1 & 2: Full Day

    $625

    Register early - This camp fills up quickly and closes at 16 campers!
    Director: Julia Espino

    The CIT program will provide a hands-on opportunity to develop a variety of skills necessary for future employment as a camp counselor and for skills that will help them work with children. CITs will have a well-structured yet flexible series of workshops where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of being a camp counselor and working with children. CITs will learn valuable leadership and communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a self-motivated program designed around their ambitions to work towards their goal of being a camp counselor. CITs will develop the skills by participating in swimming, games, field trips, first aid, and child safety as well as leadership and child psychology courses. Our goal is to give young people the opportunity to work under a qualified director and to begin to learn and understand the demands and responsibilities of a camp counselor’s job. Campers will look to CITs as leaders and role models, therefore, high standards of conduct, attitude and good judgment are expected at all times while working with campers.

    CIT’s will attend field trips with the Summit Seeker and Sports Campers. They will also go on 1 CIT-only field trip each session.

    CITs must be mature, have good listening skills, and be able to follow directions. Any camper who is interested in enrolling in the CIT program (even returning campers) must submit a teacher recommendation form which can be found on the website.

    Due to the limited spots available for this program, only full session enrollment is available.

    CITs will constantly be under review and will advance as they gain an understanding of how each camp functions and can show the ability to complete tasks as assigned by the directors and counselors. All CITs are required to participate in pool-time activities.

    The trend with Camp Counselors is that they return every summer, leaving few employment opportunities for those coming up the ranks. Therefore, completion of the Counselor in Training program does not guarantee a job with The Athenian School's summer program but, every effort is made to assist those who successfully complete the program in finding a job.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop (limited to 6 registrations)

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day

    $510
    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.
  • Filmmaking: Thriller/Horror

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 2 PM Half day

    $450
    Do you love film, TV and YouTube? Do you want to learn how to write, direct and act in your own videos and movies? Filmmaking will teach you all of the skills to be your own movie studio or YouTube star. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of shooting videos and expressing your ideas into image. You will practice key techniques of captivating storytelling. You will learn how to keep your audience watching by using suspense techniques in filmmaking. You will learn how to move your audience by connecting them to your characters' stories in your films. You will also learn how to create compelling performances for your videos or films. Finally, you will learn how to put it all together and write, direct, act and shoot your own movies that will capture an audience anywhere. This filmmaking class’ theme is Thriller/Horror - which means you will have a choice in writing, directing, and filming a film, or a series of short films focused on either genre - or a mixture of both!
  • Filmmaking: Whodunit?

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 2 AM Half day

    $450
    Do you love film, TV, and YouTube? Do you want to learn how to write, direct and act in your own videos and movies? Filmmaking will teach you all of the skills to be your own movie studio or YouTube star. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of shooting videos and expressing your ideas into image. You will practice key techniques of captivating storytelling. You will learn how to keep your audience watching by using suspense techniques in filmmaking. You will learn how to move your audience by connecting them to your characters' stories in your films. You will also learn how to create compelling performances for your videos or films. Finally, you will learn how to put it all together and write, direct, act and shoot your own movies that will capture an audience anywhere. This filmmaking class’ theme is the whodunit genre - The whodunit genre is a sub-genre of the crime genre. The stories involve an engaging plot where the reader follows the protagonist in a detective-like manner, finding clues; the revelation of who committed the crime is the climax. Come have some detective fun!
  • Get Fit with Athenian Fitness Teacher Nabil Saad

    Grades 6—10
    Sessions: 2 & 3 AM Half day

    $450
     
    Start your morning off right with a workout with Athenian’s fitness guru, Middle School health and fitness teacher, former Youth Development Coach at Red Bull, and Spartan racer – Nabil Saad. Campers will work through a variance of blood-pumping activities in our Athenian’s new fitness center, gym, field, and across campus.
  • Improv!

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 1 & 2, AM Half day

    $450
     
    Do you like to act and perform? Do you like to be creative and make up your own stories? Improvisation is a class that teaches you how to create stories and scenes and perform them without a script. In this class, you will learn the Three Rules which will give you the fundamental skills to do improvisation. You will learn how to build interesting characters by observing and becoming other people. You will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and how to keep an audience engaged in your performance and story. And we'll do all of this in a safe, fun and team-oriented environment. At the end of the class, we'll be performing our improvisation scenes for a live audience and showcasing all of the amazing things we have learned.
  • Open Pool Time

    Grades 3—10
    Session 2, Period D
    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).
  • Python Programming: Text Adventure Game

    Grades 6-10
    Session: 2, Per D

    $215
    The Python programming language is used for data analysis, computer vision, creating games and websites, and much more. We will use Python to create a text adventure game, learning about:
    • Communicating with the user (print, input)
    • Taking action depending on conditions (if)
    • Looping (while, for)
    • Making events happen randomly in games (random module)
    • Storing data in various ways (tuple, list, dictionary)
    This class requires you to bring your own device. If you do not have a laptop, but would like to participate please reach out to the Director of Summer Programs, Justin Guerra, before registering.

Session 3

List of 11 items.

  • 3D Printer & Laser Cutter

    Grades 7—10 (Limited to 10 max)
    Session 2, Period A
    Session 3, Period A

    $385
    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!

    Students will also learn how to use the laser cutter. They will have the opportunity to design, cut, and etch multiple projects of choice.

    Lori Harsch, a mechanical engineer, member of the Interdisciplinary Program Faculty, and Athenian Carter Innovation Studio Manager will share her skills while guiding students to develop their ideas. A gifted teacher, coach, and mentor, this will be Lori’s 5th summer season working with young people in the exciting world of engineering and science.
  • 6 Week Athenian Airplane Project

    Grades 9—12
    6 Weeks, June 15-July 31 - w/ 1 week off June 29-July3
    AM Option (limited to 6 students)
    PM Option (limited to 6 students)

    $2,000
    The Athenian Airplane project is assembling a fully functional, FAA approved two-seat plane by hand. From riveting the wings to installing the engine, students will push forward on the work to successfully complete a Van's Aircraft RV-12. The project has been in process for a couple of years with Athenian students. We are very excited to open this experience up to the public for Summer 2020. Students are expected to participate for the full 6 weeks. There is an AM (9:00-12:00) 3 hour block option and a PM (12:45-3:45) 3 hour block option.
  • Architecture of Play Camp

    Grades 7—10
    Session 1, 2 & 3, Full Day

    $925
    Program Leader: Athenian Teacher, Monica Tiulescu

    Let’s invent, build and play! The Architecture of Play summer camp will focus on the process of designing and making an architectural miniature golf course. Kids will work collaboratively to design and build a useable miniature golf course inspired by famous architecture buildings. This will be an explorative, problem solving, and skill developing hands-on experience. Camp participants will learn about the process of creating designs from start to finish. We will experiment with methods of constructing both through digital fabrication and utilizing power tools. We will finish these miniature building structures by painting them and testing them through play. Each session will give kids the opportunity to add on new architectural elements to our golf course and build upon already designed and built structures. We will end the summer through a celebratory tournament where friends and family can join us in play!
  • Computer Programming Sampler

    Grades 6—9
    Sessions 1: PM Half day

    Grades 6—10
    Sessions: 2 & 3

    $450
    Create cool programs with a variety of projects: 3D graphics and animation, sound and music, speech synthesis and recognition, simple text adventure games, and simulations. Professional programmer Dave Briccetti will guide you through programming in Python, and in JavaScript with the p5.js library, and in creating electronic music using Sonic Pi and the Ruby programming language. No programming experience is required. If you do have experience you’ll still find plenty to challenge you. This class requires you to bring your own device. If you do not have a laptop, but would like to participate please reach out to the Director of Summer Programs, Justin Guerra, before registering. 

    See a detailed log from this class from Summer 2019.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Workshop (limited to 6 registrations)

    Grades 5—10
    Session 1, PM Half Day
    Session 2, PM Half Day
    Session 3, AM Half Day

    $510
    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.
  • Filmmaking: Newscast

    Grades 6-10
    Session 3: PM Half day

    $450
    Do you love film, TV and YouTube? Do you want to learn how to write, direct and act in your own videos and movies? Have you ever dreamed of being a news anchor or field reporter? In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of shooting videos and expressing your ideas into image. You will practice key techniques of captivating storytelling. This filmmaking class’ theme is Newscast - which means you will investigate current happenings around summer camp and research local and global events that you want to bring to our community’s attention. Your newscast will be played for camp at the end of each week!
  • Filmmaking: Comedy

    Grades 6-10
    Sessions: 3 AM Half day

    $450
    Do you love film, TV and YouTube? Do you want to learn how to write, direct and act in your own videos and movies?  Filmmaking will teach you all of the skills to be your own movie studio or YouTube star. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of shooting videos and expressing your ideas into image.  You will practice key techniques of captivating storytelling. You will learn how to keep your audience watching by using suspense techniques in filmmaking. You will learn how to move your audience by connecting them to your characters' stories in your films.  You will also learn how to create compelling performances for your videos or films. Finally, you will learn how to put it all together and write, direct, act and shoot your own movies that will capture an audience anywhere. This filmmaking class’ theme is Comedy - come have fun making a film with the goal of making people laugh! 
  • Get Fit with Athenian Fitness Teacher Nabil Saad

    Grades 6—10
    Sessions: 2 & 3 AM Half day

    $450
     
    Start your morning off right with a workout with Athenian’s fitness guru, Middle School health and fitness teacher, former Youth Development Coach at Red Bull, and Spartan racer – Nabil Saad. Campers will work through a variance of blood-pumping activities in our Athenian’s new fitness center, gym, field, and across campus.
  • Making Electronic Music with Sonic Pi & Ruby

    Grades 6—10
    Sessions: 3, Per D

    $215
    Sonic Pi is an application for making electronic music using the Ruby programming language. Some experience reading and playing music would be helpful, but is not required. The main purpose of the class is to develop programming skills, but the bonus will be some cool music and sounds. Take a look at the examples on the Sonic Pi website. Check out Tron Bikes!
    We’ll cover:
    • The basics of the Ruby programming language: loops, conditions, functions, variables
    • How sounds and pitches are produced, and how we hear them
    • Making sounds with a variety of Sonic Pi’s synthesizers and samples
    • Effects like reverberation, slicing, and panning
    This class requires you to bring your own device. If you do not have a laptop, but would like to participate please reach out to the Director of Summer Programs, Justin Guerra, before registering. 
  • Open Pool Time

    Grades 3—10
    Session 2, Period D
    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).
  • Public Speaking/Debate

    Grades 7—10
    Session 3, Period B

    $215
     
    One of the most important skills students can learn is to feel comfortable giving a speech or presentation in front of a group of people. This course will explore some of the techniques required to become an effective public speaker no matter what the venue. Students will learn how to deliver information effectively by practicing verbal technique, eye contact, body language, and word emphasis. There will be a final culminating speech project on the last day of class. The goal is to allow students to have fun, relax, and learn some new presentation skills.

List of 9 items.

  • Camp and Classes Schedule Overview

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

  • Transportation (AM & PM)

    Transportation is offered in the morning and at the end of the camp day. We do not offer transportation after lunch.
    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. Siblings receive a discount of 50%. It will be automatically figured at the time of registration.
     
    If you need a stop that’s part of the already scheduled route but not a designated stop, please talk to your driver who will be happy to accommodate you. Please don’t ask the driver to drive out of their way, however. This only works if your requested stop is on the same route and does not require the driver to take a detour.
     
    Please be aware that our Red Line is generally light and we may use a van instead of our school bus for that route. Drivers will be wearing camp tee-shirts on the first day of camp.
     
    Please visit our website, click on your camper's grade and then Transportation to find the route schedule. You can also email Debra Ataman and request it to be emailed to you.
  • Extended Care (AM & PM)

    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 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Extended care is available to all participants from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. Breakfast is served in the Main Hall and opens at 8:00 am.
     
    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 is to be paid directly to the staff who stayed late with your child.
  • 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.

  • Traffic Safety

     
    To ensure safety for everyone, we need your help and cooperation. The traffic situation in the parking lot is a significant safety concern for staff and parents. Please, NO CELL PHONES IN THE PARKING LOT. Please honor the 5 mph speed limit. You must 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 using the road closest to the soccer field. Please do not walk down the center of the road.
  • Nurse's 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, 2020. If you need any medications returned, it is your responsibility to contact the nurse to set up a time you can come to campus.
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