Summer

Grades 9 - 12

Day Camp Programs

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  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

    (For returning and newly admitted Viewpoint students only)
    Dates: June 18 - July 27
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Grades: 8 - 10 
    (Students must be under the age of 16 to participate)
    Fee: $305 per week for Weeks 1, 2, 5, and 6; $245 for Week 3 (4th of July holiday observed); and $345 for Week 4 (Disneyland extended day)
     
    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 groups, workshops, 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, complete, follow the directions to submit the application, and complete the interview process before the deadline indicated on the application.

Visual & Performing Arts

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  • Glass Fusing Art Workshop

    Dates: July 16 - July 20
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (with a 15 minute break)
    Instructor: Jennifer Kirchmann
    Grades: 7 - 12
    Fee: $285

    Come and get creative with glass this summer! This workshop is designed to introduce students to the art of glass fusing. Students will design and create pendants, plates, and a variety of other glass fusing projects. Students will also design an original sculpture in glass. 
  • Jaxx Theatricals

    For Grades: 4 - 9
    Dates:
    Week 1: (June 18 - June 22) Monster Musicals (The Addams Family, The Rocky Horrow Show, and Young Frankenstin);
    Week 2:  (June 25 - June 29) The Music of Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman and Smash);
    Week 3: (July 2 - July 6) The Music of Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights and Moana)

    For Grades: 1 - 5
    Dates:

    Week 4: (July 9 - July 13) Disney Does Braodway! (Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King);
    Week 5: ( July 16 - 20 ) Broadway Now! (Frozen, Harry Potter, and Spoungebob Square Pants)

    Time:  
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: 
    $425 per week; $340 for Week 3 (campus is closed for the 4th of July holiday)

    Description: Jaxx Theatricals brings professional artists with Broadway credits into the classroom and onto our stages fostering mentorship to our students and dynamically enriching the Arts Education experience.
  • Oil Painting

    Dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018
    Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $285

    Students will practice painting with water based oil paints to create their favorite images on canvas.  Color and creativity will be the source of inspiration to become painters.
  • Portrait Painting

    Dates: July 9  - July 13, 2018
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $260

    Students will improve skills with water based oil paints to create portraits of their favorite person or pet.  Dramatic color, combined with light and shade will help to develop their masterpiece!
  • Summer Pottery Workshop

    Dates:  Week 1: June 18 - June 22; Week 2: June 25 - June 29; Week 3: July 2 - July 6
    Times:  9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Instructor: Wendy Mar
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $285 per week

    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.  Students may register for one week, two weeks, or all three weeks to give 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!
     
  • Surreal Drawing

    Dates: June 25 - June 29, 2018
    Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $260

    Imagine a lion sitting on a cupcake reading a book, if you can imagine it, then let us draw it!  Inspired by the art of Surrealism, and artist Adonna Khare, we will create imaginative drawings of animals in the most obscure places and actions. 
     
  • Watercolor Botanicals

    Dates: July 2  - July 6, 2018
    Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Instructor: Donna Hicks
    Grades: 6-9
    Fee: $210

    Flowers and plant life, watercolor and inks, are the subject and materials needed to produce beautiful botanical art on paper.  Students will practice combining line and color to produce watercolor paintings.

Technology & Academic Enrichment

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  • Algebra I Refresher - Prep for Algebra II

    Dates: July 9 - July 20
    Times: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (includes a 15-minute break)
    Grades: 10-11
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry
    Fee: $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 25 – July 6
    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
    Fee: $870
    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:  July 23 - August 3
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9-10
    Fee: $620

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

    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Lance Argano-Rush
    Grades: 7 – 10
    Fee: $525

    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 Course

    Dates: June 18 - July 6 (Campus is closed on July 4)
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9-10
    Instructor: Lilian Perez-Rezazadeh
    Fee: $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.
  • Intermediate Robotics

    Dates: June 25 - June 29 
    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 18 - June 22 
    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 12 - June 22
    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 Curriculum
  • The Academic Tool Kit: English and Math

    Dates: July 9 – July 27
    Times:
               Math: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
               English: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9 – 10
    Fee: $440 per 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, 1.5-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.

Summer credit courses

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  • Geometry

    Date: June 18 - July 27
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Grade: 9 - 10
    Credit: Full Year
    Instructor:
    Fee: $2,000

    In this course students study geometric structure employing both inductive and deductive reasoning. Reasoning and proof are emphasized throughout the year as students learn about congruence, similarity,and measurement of both plane and solid figures. Students employ the skills that they learned in AlgebraI to find unknown angle measures,areas, volumesand distance, and to solve right triangles using trigonometric ratios. With the objective of understanding structure, students explore transformations on the coordinate plane focusing upon both congruence and similarity of figures.

    Prerequisite: completion of Algebra I

  • Geometry Honors

    Dates: June 18 - July 27
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: Full year
    Grade: 9 - 10
    Instructor: Kellie Sprague
    Fee: $2,000

    This challenging course stresses the development of a system of logic based on deductive reasoning. It is designed for students who have excelled in a rigorous Algebra I course, and who can work and think independently, deriving new ideas and concepts from previously learned skills. Students learn definitions and postulates, prove theorems, and build the system of geometry. They also gain the ability to analyze a problem, to hypothesize a conclusion, and then to write a logical, two-column formal proof.The class also includes the study of angle relationships of parallel and perpendicular lines; similarity and congruence of polygons; circles, arcs, and associated angles; coordinate geometry; area and volume; and constructions. Admission to Geometry Honors is by permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: successful completion of Algebra I Honors and permission of the Department for Viewpoint students.
  • Global Economics

    Dates: June 18 - July 6
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: One semester
    Instructor: Cisco Dilg
    Grades: 11 - 12
    Fee: $1,000
     
    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 18 - July 27
    Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Credit: Full year
    Grade: 10-12
    Fee: $2,000
     
    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:  Week 1: June 12 - June 15; Week 2: June 18 - June 21
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Coach: Mr. David Martin
    Grades: 7-10
    Fee:
    $275 per Session
    Location: Zuma Beach (Malibu)

    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. Limited space is available for bus transportation from Viewpoint School at no additional cost.
     
    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!