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.
    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.

    Please Note:  A Counselor in Training Program Application must be submitted and approved before registering for this program.  You will need to download the application and complete the interview process before the May 5 deadline.

Visual & Performing Arts

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  • ECOLET Sculpture Workshop

    Dates: June 19 - July 7
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6 - 9
    Fees: $520.00

    Join us this summer and create a masterpiece for our school! This workshop will focus on building a permanent sculpture for the school's garden and outdoor classroom area (ECOLET).  We will work with objects from nature and ceramics to create a montage to represent the life cycle of butterflies as they emerge from their cocoon.  Students will help to create more than fifty handmade clay butterflies.
  • Glass Fusing and Casting Workshop

    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. 
  • Multi-Media Painting

    Dates: July 5 - July 14
    Times: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $320

    This two week workshop will focus on utilizing a variety of materials to produce two paintings.  Students will learn about overlapping to create spatial depth and the basics of color theory to create harmony in their compositions.  We will work with acrylics, watercolor, ink, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite, and imagination to produce original multi-media paintings.

  • Scratch Board Workshop

    Dates: June 19 - June 30
    Times: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6 - 9
    Fees: $320.00

    This two week workshop will focus on the unique qualities of Scratch Board art to create texture and values. Students will select a theme from nature to simulate texture in their project.
  • Summer Pottery Workshop

    Dates:  July 10 - July 28
    Times:  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Instructor: Wendy Mar
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $640

    This workshop is designed for beginning to intermediate potters.  Students will be guided through the throwing process step-b- step and will be encouraged to explore their creativity.  We will meet for 2 ½  hours a day for three weeks, giving students plenty of time to practice and hone their skills.  We will be making bowls, mugs, an animal bank, and a free choice project.   Students will also be given the chance to create at least one hand-built piece.  If you are creative and you like to get dirty, this workshop is for you….old clothing is recommended!

Technology & Academic Enrichment

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  • Algebra I Refresher - Prep for Algebra II

    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

    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: $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.
  • Chinese II “Bridge”

    Dates:  June 12 – June 23
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Jane Zhang
    Grades: 9-10
    Cost: $620

    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.
  • 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 
  • 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Spanish I Refresher

    Dates: June 13 - June 16
    Times: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Joseph Diaz
    Grades: 10-11
    Cost: $260
    This four day class will review and strengthen the mastery of material the students have learned in either Spanish 1 or Spanish 1A/1B.  The goal of the refresher class is to keep up the students' communication skills, especially listening, in order to be better prepared for the full immersion class format in the upcoming year.  The students will work in a collaborative environment to practice Spanish vocabulary, grammar forms, and sentence formulation as they expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. Activities which emphasize the everyday use and functionality of Spanish may include student led games, skits, multi-media presentations, and a scavenger hunt.
  • The Academic Tool Kit: English and Math

    Dates: July 10 – July 28
    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

    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 and Advanced Algebra

    Dates: July 10 – July 28
    Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lisa Smith
    Grades: 10-12
    Cost: $675.00

    The three-week 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.

Summer credit courses

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  • Global Economics

    Dates: June 19 - July 7
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: One semester
    Instructor: Cisco Dilg
    Grades: 11 - 12
    Fee: $950
    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 19 - July 28
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: Full year
    Fee: $1,900
    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

    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)

    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.