Summer

Grades 6 - 8

Day Camp Programs

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  • Science Camp

    Dates: June 13-16
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Grades: 1 – 6
    Cost: $480

    Campers will take part in four fun-filled days of science exploration and experimentation. Each grade level will enjoy their own unique variety of hands-on activities and projects in Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Astronomy. Campers will love designing their own unique T-shirts. Hot lunch is available for purchase Monday through Thursday, and we will have a pizza party on Friday (pizza lunch is included in the cost); campers will especially enjoy making their own “experimental” dessert.

    *Students who do not attend Viewpoint School must submit a copy of a recent report card to Viewpoint Summer Programs in order for registration to be complete. Families will receive an e-mail confirmation once the report card is received.
  • Jr. CIT Leadership Program (Camp Coyote)

    Dates: June 18 – July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 6-7
    Cost: Varies, depending on the number of weeks chosen

    Our Junior C.I.T. program will provide Middle School-aged campers, in grades Six and Seven, an opportunity to develop leadership skills through community service and other fun-filled, on-campus activities. Through these activities, field trips, and community service, campers will learn to be more independent and foster their leadership skills. The campers will participate in on-campus activities such as making dog treats, bandanas, and blankets for the Agoura Animal Shelter; making lunch for the homeless; and donating toys to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They will also be working directly with Camp Roadrunner campers three days a week. Each camper will be partnered with a younger student, allowing them the opportunity to put their leadership skills to use. We will also be offering afternoon workshops three days a week. Campers will be able to choose from six different workshops each afternoon: Sculpture, Musical Theater, Coding, Animation, Movie Making, and Sports/Swim. We will also be traveling off campus to places like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the beach for surfing lessons. Come join the fun at Camp Coyote’s new Junior C.I.T.!

    Student who do not attend Viewpoint School must submit a copy of a recent report card to Viewpoint's Summer Programs in order for registration to be complete. Families will receive an email confirmation once the report card is received. 
  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

    (For returning Viewpoint students only)
    Dates: June 19 - July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    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.
  • Hogwarts Americana

    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Grades: 4 – 8
    Fee: $520
     
    Calling all Witches and Wizards! Climb aboard the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ for five fun-filled days of activities at Camp Hogwarts Americana! Activities include Quidditch, Transfiguration Challenges, Potions, Scavenger Hunt for Horcruxes, Herbology, Wand-making, Wizard Dueling, Tri-Wizard Tournament, Merpeople pool activity, and much more! Each day features a cooking class for making chilled butter beer, chocolate frogs, cauldron corn, pumpkin pasties, and even Voldetortes!

    *Students who do not attend Viewpoint School must submit a copy of a recent report card to Viewpoint Summer Programs in order for registration to be complete. Families will receive an e-mail confirmation once the report card is received.

Technology & Academic Enrichment

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  • 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: $850
    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.
  • Beyond Numbers: Math at Viewpoint I

    Dates: June 12 – June 30
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Grade 6)
               12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Grade 7-8)
    Instructor: Nick Lawson 
    Grades: 6-8
    Fee: $475

    This class will provide a fun-filled environment in which students will practice and review the math skills they need to be successful in Middle School math. Each class will include daily warm-ups, games, and activities to help hone essential math skills that often need review. We will apply real life connections to math ideas and problem-solving. Special attention will be given to the Singapore Math approach. Students will work independently, with partners, and as a whole group, both inside and outside the classroom.

    Students in Grades 7-8 can add the one week Creative Writing class (6/26 – 6/30)for a 10% discount on the 2nd class, and Session II students in Grades 6 and Grades 7-8 can add Beyond Words for a 10% discount on the 2nd class.
  • Beyond Numbers: Math at Viewpoint II

    Dates: July 10 - July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Grade 6)
               12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Grade 7-8)
    Instructor: Nick Lawson 
    Grades: 6-8
    Fee: $475

    This class will provide a fun-filled environment in which students will practice and review the math skills they need to be successful in Middle School math. Each class will include daily warm-ups, games, and activities to help hone essential math skills that often need review. We will apply real life connections to math ideas and problem-solving. Special attention will be given to the Singapore Math approach. Students will work independently, with partners, and as a whole group, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Beyond Words: Writing at Viewpoint

    Dates: July 11 - July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Grade 7-8)
               12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Grade 6)
    Instructor:  Anna Yi
    Grades: 6 – 7
    Fee: $475
     
    Students will hone their writing styles in this unique class. Embracing the writing process, students will work as a whole group, independently, and with partners to develop their skills and find their voice as writers. These skills will be incorporated into a variety of genres, such as expository, literary, and creative writing. We will also review paragraph structure and essay writing. Each class will include fun daily “quick writes” and other exciting activities to enhance writing abilities.

    This class is an excellent complement to the Beyond Numbers: Math at Viewpoint course. Supervised lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Kitchins’ Kitchen (at an additional cost), or students may bring their own.
  • Computer Modeling (CAD) & 3-D Printing Workshop

    Dates: July 5 - July 7 
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 – 10
    Fee: $475

    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 
  • Creative Writing for Grades 4-6 I

    Dates: June 19 – June 23
    Times: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: Tracy Wymer
    Grades: 4-6
    Fee: $475

    In this course, students sharpen their creative writing skills while developing their voices. Students explore various elements of storytelling through fun writing exercises on setting, dialogue, and voice. In addition, students experiment with the creation of imaginative storytelling through poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. This class offers students a chance to develop their creative writing and to compose in a variety of genres. Students also benefit from sharing ideas, offering constructive criticism, and presenting their work to their peers.

    This program can be combined with afternoon Camp Roadrunner. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for Creative Writing and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org

    Tracy Edward Wymer grew up in Missouri and Indiana. He spent most of his childhood riding his bike, playing neighborhood Wiffle ball games, and reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over and over again. He is the author of Soar and The Color of Bones, and he is part of the anthology Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life. When not plowing through stacks of books on his nightstand, he likes to run, write, look for birds, and root for the Kansas City Royals. A long-time educator, Tracy lives with his family in Los Angeles.
  • Creative Writing for Grades 4-6 II

    Dates: June 26 – June 30
    Times: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: Tracy Wymer
    Grades: 4-6
    Fee: $475

    In this course, students sharpen their creative writing skills while developing their voices. Students explore various elements of storytelling through fun writing exercises on setting, dialogue, and voice. In addition, students experiment with the creation of imaginative storytelling through poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. This class offers students a chance to develop their creative writing and to compose in a variety of genres. Students also benefit from sharing ideas, offering constructive criticism, and presenting their work to their peers.

    This program can be combined with afternoon Camp Roadrunner. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for Creative Writing and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org

    Tracy Edward Wymer grew up in Missouri and Indiana. He spent most of his childhood riding his bike, playing neighborhood Wiffle ball games, and reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over and over again. He is the author of Soar and The Color of Bones, and he is part of the anthology Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life. When not plowing through stacks of books on his nightstand, he likes to run, write, look for birds, and root for the Kansas City Royals. A long-time educator, Tracy lives with his family in Los Angeles.
  • Creative Writing for Grades 7-8

    Dates: June 26 - June 30
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: Anna Yi
    Grades: 7 - 8
    Fee: $475
     
    In this course, students sharpen their creative writing skills while developing their voices. Students explore various elements of storytelling through fun writing exercises on setting, dialogue, and voice. In addition, students experiment with the creation of imaginative storytelling through poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. This class offers students a chance to develop their creative writing and to compose in a variety of genres. Students also benefit from sharing ideas, offering constructive criticism, and presenting their work to their peers.
  • Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO

    Dates: July 24 - July 28
    Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 - 6
    Fee: $235
     
    Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. From racecars to Battletracks, this is a hands-on and minds-on camp suitable for LEGO novices to “maniacs.” Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun.
  • Intermediate Robotics

    Dates: June 26 - June 30
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 - 11
    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 19 - June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 - 11
    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.
  • Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO

    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 - 6 
    Fee: $235

    The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
  • Programming Fundamentals

    Dates: June 13 - June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Dan Anderson
    Grades: 7 – 12
    Fee: $850
     
    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

Visual & Performing Arts

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  • 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: 8 - 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. 

Sports Camps

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  • Boys Volleyball Camp

    Dates: July 24 - July 27
    Times: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: Steven Chen
    Fee: $230

    The Viewpoint Boys Volleyball Camp will provide age-appropriate volleyball instruction for those interested in learning the game. Skills that will be focused on during camp include setting, serving, defense and hitting. 
  • Baseball Camp

    Dates: July 17 - July 21
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: Colin Lynch
    Fee: $285
     
    As winners of 15 league championships in the past 17 years and CIF Champions in 2008, Viewpoint’s Baseball program is one of the strongest in the area. In 2011, the Viewpoint team finished 21-6 and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF tournament. Many of our key players have attended this Baseball Camp. In addition to the fundamental training, there will be lessons in nutrition awareness, fitness components, and game play.

    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • 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.
  • Boys Basketball Camp I

    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: J.J. Prince
    Fee: $285
     
    The Viewpoint Boys Basketball Camp is a fantastic combination of teaching and fun! We want campers to leave our camp with an improved skill set and smiles on their faces. Through various fundamental drills and frequent scrimmages, our campers will see steady improvement in both their play and their self-confidence.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Campers should dress in basketball appropriate attire: basketball shorts, sneakers, comfortable t-shirt or t-shirt.
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Boys Basketball Camp II

    Dates: July 10 - July 14
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: J.J. Prince
    Fee: $285
     
    The Viewpoint Boys Basketball Camp is a fantastic combination of teaching and fun! We want campers to leave our camp with an improved skill set and smiles on their faces. Through various fundamental drills and frequent scrimmages, our campers will see steady improvement in both their play and their self-confidence.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Campers should dress in basketball appropriate attire: basketball shorts, sneakers, comfortable t-shirt or t-shirt.
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Co-ed Soccer Camp

    Dates: June 12 - June 16
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: Travis Kikugawa
    Fee: $285
     
    The purpose of the morning skills clinic is to help introduce the concept of total ball mastery for each and every camper. This clinic will be designed for players looking to improve their overall technical ability on the ball. Dribbling, passing, receiving, feinting, and finishing are the key concepts that will help make up the morning sessions. 

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Sunscreen
    • Please wear comfortable athletic clothing/ soccer-appropriate attire
    • Soccer cleats OR turf shoes
    • Extra pair of socks
    • Shin guards
    • Bag to transport gear/shoes/socks
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Science Camp for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Science Camp, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Football Camp

    Dates: June 26 - June 29 
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 6
    Coach: Brent Huff
    Fee: $255

    Working with the Viewpoint Football Coaching staff, campers will be exposed to agility and speed work as well as football fundamentals at each position. Players will have the option to focus on one or two positions or rotate through as many as they choose. This camp will give players a glimpse of what it means to play Viewpoint Football as well as an immersion in the basics of both speed training and football skills.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Campers should dress in football appropriate attire: clothes that are comfortable for running, sneakers, or cleats.
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Girls Basketball Camp

    Dates: June 26 - June 29
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: Will Burr
    Fee: $255

    Join us for five days of fun and learning at the Patriot Girls Basketball Camp. This camp is designed for girls who want to improve their skills, as well as make new friends. Through varied drills, campers will gain confidence and learn the importance of fundamentals and the value of teamwork.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Campers should dress in basketball appropriate attire: basketball shorts, sneakers, comfortable t-shirt or t-shirt.
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Girls Volleyball Camp I

    Dates: July 10 - July 14
    Times: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Grades: 2-8
    Coach: Frank Pontello
    Fee: $255

    As the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Coach at Viewpoint School, Coach Pontello has led his teams to 14 league championships in the past 18 years. They have been particularly outstanding in recent years, reaching the CIF semi-finals six of the past eight years. Coach Pontello is excited about improving your overall volleyball play and guarantees you’ll receive excellent instruction and have a great time.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Knee pads
    • Campers should dress in volleyball appropriate attire: shorts, sneakers, comfortable t-shirt. 
  • Girls Volleyball Camp II

    Dates: July 24 - July 28
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 2-8
    Coach: Frank Pontello
    Fee: $255

    As the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Coach at Viewpoint School, Coach Pontello has led his teams to 14 league championships in the past 18 years. They have been particularly outstanding in recent years, reaching the CIF semi-finals six of the past eight years. Coach Pontello is excited about improving your overall volleyball play and guarantees you’ll receive excellent instruction and have a great time.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Knee pads
    • Campers should dress in volleyball appropriate attire: shorts, sneakers, comfortable t-shirt. 
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.
  • Lacrosse Camp

    Dates: July 10 - July 14
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 8
    Coach: Brendan Smith
    Fee: $285
     
    Viewpoint’s Lacrosse camp will focus on individual player development for beginners to advanced players. In addition, we will practice team concepts and good lacrosse decision-making that can be applied to every level of the game. With hundreds of balls, multiple cages, and a small camper to coach ratio, campers will get enough “reps” and individual attention to see incredible gains by week’s end. Our lined turf field gives us the ability to run full field drills and learn spacing that will apply to game situations. Our talented staff, made up of former college players and longtime coaches, is passionate about teaching the game the right way and is fully committed to developing young players.

    What to Bring: 
    • Refillable water bottle/ Gatorade
    • Snack(s)
    • Sunscreen
    • Lacrosse Stick (optional, Viewpoint Summer Programs will provide Lacrosse Sicks) 
    • Elbow Pads
    • Chest Protector (optional, Viewpoint Summer Programs will provide chest protectors)
    • Lacrosse Helmet (optional, Viewpoint Summer Programs will provide helmets)  
    • Bag to transport equipment, if needed
    This program can be combined with an afternoon at Camp Roadrunner for Grades 3-5. To add the afternoon Camp Roadrunner options, please register first for the Sports Camp and then call the Viewpoint Summer Programs Office at 818-591-6591 or email summerprograms@viewpoint.org.