Summer

Grades 9 - 12

Day Camp Programs

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  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

    (For returning Viewpoint students only)
    Dates: June 19 - July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructors: Brittany Burch
    Grades: 8 - 10 
    (Students must be under the age of 16 to participate)
    Fee: $280/week, $320 Disneyland week
     
    Viewpoint’s CIT program is a wonderful way for students to learn and practice leadership skills while still enjoying Summer Camp activities and experiences. CITs will be assigned to camp activities, programs, and classes based on the needs of the Program, previous CIT experience, availability, and the discretion of the Directors. Future paid junior and senior counselors may be hired from the pool of former CITs.

Visual & Performing Arts

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  • Vocal Workshop

    Dates: June 13 - June 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Mr. Bill Brendle
    Grades: 7 - 12
    Fee: $320

    This fun workshop is designed for singers of all levels who want to improve their stamina, increase their range, develop a better vocal sound, enhance their overall vocal health, and just have fun singing! Music styles such as pop, rock, jazz, gospel, country, and musical theater can involve loud singing for extended periods of time, which can be very tiring to the voice. Understanding their voice can eliminate bad vocal habits that can hold a singer back or even lead to vocal injuries. In this workshop students will learn about vocal anatomy and mechanism, vocal resonance, overcoming nervousness/vocal tension, microphone techniques, and methods for practice and performance that will advance their skills to the next level in a fun and healthy way.

    Bio: Bill Brendle is the director of Vocal Jazz and the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Viewpoint School. He studied vocal technique at the Berklee College of Music and has over 25 years of experience working with student and professional vocalists of all levels in all styles of music.

    For his full bio visit http://www.bbrendle.com/about/about.html
  • Glass Fusing and Casting Workshop

    Dates:
    Session I June 19 - June 23
    Session II June 26 - June 30
    Times: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: Jennifer Kirchmann
    Grades: 9 - 12
    Fee: $340
     
    Come and get creative with glass this summer! This workshop is designed to introduce students to the art of glass fusing, slumping, and casting. Students will design and create pendants, plates, and a variety of other glass fusing and slumping projects. Students will also design an original sculpture, learn to create a mold, and cast their sculpture in glass. 

Technology & Academic Enrichment

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  • Computer Modeling (CAD) & 3-D Printing Workshop

    Dates: June 26 - July 30 
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 – 10
    Fee: $570

    Interested in 3-D modeling or engineering design?  Do you want to learn about the revolution in 3-D printing?  Participants will learn how to use SolidWorks, a design CAD software program, to create and test engineering challenges. The course will teach you to build parametric models, assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts.  After designing, watch the parts come to life using a Makerbot 3D printer.  No previous knowledge of CAD or engineering is necessary.
     
    Topics include :
    •Introduction to Solid Modeling on Solidworks
    •Creating part files for individual components
    •Creating assemblies of multiple parts
    •Creating details & assembly drawings
    •Introduction to Rapid Prototyping using a Marebot 3D 
  • Intermediate Robotics

    Dates: June 13 - June 16
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 - 10
    Fee: $620
     
    The Patriot Robotics Summer Institute provides students the opportunity to create, develop, discover and have fun. The “Intermediate Robotics” program explores advanced mechanical features such as scissor lifts and gear ratios. The course introduces the connection between hardware and software with a first look at basic programming. Participants will use the VEX Robotics platform to investigate these design features and build robots to perform a specialized task. In small groups, the participants will work together to achieve a common goal. They will learn to budget time and resources to meet the goal.
  • Introductory Robotics

    Dates: June 13 - June 16 
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 - 10
    Fee: $620
     
    The Patriot Robotics Summer Institute provides students the opportunity to create, develop, discover and have fun. The “Introductory Robotics” program explores basic robotics features such as driving, lifting and grabbing to find the best robot feature suited for a task. Participants will work in small groups and use the VEX Robotics platform to investigate these mechanical design features. The program fosters the skills of teamwork, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. The groups will construct robots to compete in daily Mini Challenges and conclude the week with a Robots Tournament.
  • Algebra Refresher I

    Dates: July 10 – July 21
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (includes a 15-minute break)
    Instructor: Heather Meriwether
    Grades: 10-11
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry
    Cost: $470

    Description:
    This course will review the concepts taught during both semesters of Algebra I and prepare students to begin Algebra II with a solid foundation and greater self-confidence. Lessons will focus on solving equations and inequalities, factoring and multiplying polynomials, graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations, simplifying and solving rational and radical expressions and equations, and solving quadratic equations using a variety of methods.
  • Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

    Dates: June 26 – July 7
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (with a 50-minute lunch and 10-minute breaks on the hour)
    Instructor: Dan Anderson
    Grades: 8 – 12
    Cost: $820
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Programming Camp (or consent of instructor)
     
    Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming indispensable to modern business methods. This course is an intensive overview of the standard methods of Artificial Intelligence including: Bayesian networks and their application to spam detectors; Laplace smoothing; Markov chains; and hidden Markov models. Time permitting, linear regression, gradient descent, and neural networks will also be covered, along with their application to character recognition. In this class, students develop programs for solving problems for which standard programming methods are ineffective. Depending on time and class interest, image processing may also be discussed.
  • Chinese II “Bridge”

    Dates:  June 12 – June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Jane Zhang
    Grades: 9-10
    Cost: $820

    Description:
    This class is designed for the students who have taken two to three years of Chinese in middle school or who have the equivalent knowledge and skills. In this class, students will further develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. The uses of new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions are introduced. At the end of the class, students may take a placement exam for advancement to Chinese III. Final placement will be determined by the teacher’s recommendation.
  • Compass SAT/ACT Prep

    Dates: July 5 - July 22
    Times: Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: TBA
    Grades: 11 – 12
    Cost: $599 (or $899 for a hybrid program, which is the group course plus 4 hours of in-home tutoring and access to our online virtual tutor)

    Description:
    Top quality SAT and ACT preparation at Viewpoint this summer! Revolution Prep will be offering their comprehensive group course to help students prepare for the fall’s SAT & ACT test dates. The summer is a great time for busy students to help prepare. Increasing a child’s SAT or ACT score is among the most effective ways to strengthen his or her college application and scholarship options in a relatively short amount of time. Revolution Prep’s courses include 18 hours of instruction and five full-length practice tests. Students will take three full-length exams over the summer, and will also be able to take two more full-length proctored exams closer to the official SAT or ACT exam date of their choice.

    For more information or to enroll, go to www.revolutionprep.comor call 1-877-738-7737. Financial assistance is available for any student in need.
    Students also receive 12 hours of additional live online instruction for SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, the PSAT, and advanced SAT/ACT strategies to our SAT and ACT Courses and Tutoring packages.
  • French II “Bridge”

    Dates: June 13 - June 30
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9-10
    Instructor: Lilian Perez-Rezazadeh
    Cost: $820

    Description:
    In this class, students will build on the basics of French introduced in French 1 while expanding their knowledge of the French language and culture and developing their communication skills. Students use the past, present and future tenses of regular and irregular verbs and reflexive verbs. Students will continue to develop skills in aural comprehension and oral expression. Through careful selections of written compositions and reading assignments students will continue to develop their writing skills. At the end of the course, students may take a placement exam for advancement to French 3.
  • Programming Fundamentals

    Dates: June 13 - June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Dan Anderson
    Grades: 7 – 12
    Fee: $820
     
    This course provides an intensive (and extensive) continuation of the concepts of computer programming and data structures that use the Scheme language developed at MIT. While the course starts at the beginning, by the end of the second week students will have covered much of Viewpoint’s Computer Science and Intermediate Computer Science courses, including many different data structures used within the context of programming video games.

    **This course is in line with Viewpoint's Computer Science Cirriculum
  • Spanish I Refresher

    Dates: June 13 - June 16
    Times: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Joseph Diaz
    Grades: 10-11
    Cost: $260
     
    Description:
     
  • The Academic Tool Kit: English and Math

    Dates: July 10 – July 28
    Times:
    Math: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    English: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Instructors: Eboni Rafus and Lisa Smith
    Grades: 9 – 10
    Cost: $460 for each subject

    Description:
    In this three-week course, students will learn foundational academic and study skills to facilitate their transition to high school. Each morning is broken into two, 2-hour classes: Math and English.

    The Math class will include a review of key algebraic concepts with a focus on those less studied chapters that are sometimes overlooked, but that cover critical algebra topics: combining polynomials, working with radicals, and solving quadratic equations. In addition, whether collaborating with partners or working in groups, students will develop their problem-solving skills as well as build confidence in using multiple strategies to solve word problems. A primary learning goal of the workshop is to help students develop an enhanced understanding of algebraic problem-solving beyond a rote level. Students will frequently visit critical arithmetic skills with decimals, fractions, and percents in order to maximize their overall math readiness for future classes. On the lighter side, students will also tackle brain teasers and puzzles to appreciate the elegance and fun of math.

    In the English class, students will analyze their individual learning styles before delving into strategies and techniques specific to each discipline as well as study skills that are crucial for success across disciplines. Students will learn note-taking skills, memory techniques like mnemonic devices, test-taking strategies, and time management skills. To prepare students for the readings, they will practice reading comprehension strategies such as reading with a purpose, determining what is important in a text, annotating, and inferencing. Writing skills such as using academic language, creating thesis statements, collecting evidence, and proper citation will also be taught to prepare students for work in the Humanities. The instructor will teach these skills both explicitly and in role play, or in case study scenarios to simulate academic situations they will encounter starting in September. In addition to these core academic skills, students will learn the importance and role of self-advocacy in academia.
  • Trigonometry

    Dates: July 10 – July 28
    Times: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lisa Smith
    Grades: 10-12
    Cost: $550

    Description:
    The two-week Trigonometry class will focus upon trigonometric and circular functions. Other areas of emphasis will be angles, right triangle trigonometry, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Students will also learn to solve general triangles and triangle areas, and study trigonometric identities. In addition, students will learn both trigonometric addition and half-angle and double-angle formulae, along with trigonometric graphs and inverse trigonometric functions. Also, Students will learn to solve trigonometric equations.
  • Web Page Design and Animation

    Dates: Program dates for Summer 2015 will be posted in January!
    Times: Program times for Summer 2015 will be posted in January!
    Instructor: Mr. David Martin
    Grades: 6 – 9
    Fee: Program fees for Summer 2015 will be posted in January!
     
    Graphic design, electronic sounds, and animation all synthesized into Web page creation! Students begin with HTML and move into Adobe's creative suite using Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver in this introductory and fun-filled class. Don't miss this unique approach to learning Web page design with topics such as: page layouts, Web graphics, animation and sound! Join long time graphic designer and Viewpoint computer teacher David Martin in his no holds barred approach to digital media and Web page design! No previous experience is necessary.

Summer credit courses

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  • Global Economics

    Dates: June 13 - June 30
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: One semester
    Instructor: Cisco Dilg
    Grades: 11 - 12
    Fee: $900
     
    The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic working knowledge of our global economy and how it has developed to its current state. Students will build an appreciation for how economic systems, practices, and resources differ around the world, and will learn how they might apply this knowledge to everyday experiences.
  • Physics

    Dates: June 13 - July 21
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: Full year
    Instructor: Eric McKenny
    Fee: $1,800
     
    In this laboratory course, students study the principles and concepts of physical matter and change. The course includes mechanics, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. The class emphasizes mathematical functions, problem solving, and laboratory investigations, as well as practical experience and application of these principles to everyday life. Prerequisite: completion of Algebra II and Chemistry.

Sports Camps

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  • Beach Volleyball Camp

    Dates:
    I  June 13 - June 16
    II June 19 - June 22
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Coach: Mr. David Martin
    Grades: 7-10
    Cost: $255
    Location: Zuma Beach (Malibu)

    Description:
    Beach volleyball is an Olympic sport AND the quintessential California sport. Athletes who are interested in getting fit and improving their strength and conditioning while learning the game of beach volleyball will benefit from this fun camp. Beach volleyball is a slightly different game from indoor volleyball, but the fundamentals are the same. Working out on the beach, in the sand, is a great low-impact way to get quicker, stronger and to improve skills for the indoor volleyball game – and it is great cross training for other sports as well. This training is directed by Viewpoint teacher/coach David Martin who has over 20 years playing and competing in beach volleyball and over 17 years teaching athletes the fundamentals of the sport. Every young athlete who has a passion for volleyball, loves the beach, and wants to improve his/her indoor game should play beach volleyball!

    Don’t miss out! Reserve a spot early. In in order to preserve quality of instruction, clinic size is limited to a maximum of 16 participants per session.