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Exploration Camps (ages 10 and up)

Arts & Sciences offers fun and affordable summer camps that embody our school culture of honoring the whole child – cognitive, social, and emotional development. Camps are led by experienced teachers and groups are divided by age. Camp activities are uniquely designed to meet the abilities and interests of each age group to foster a memorable summer camp experience. With themes Explorations in film, Dungeons & Dragons, Baseball, Comics or Japan Camp, just to name a few, we have something for everyone!

CAMP TIMES: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Beforecare (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and Aftercare (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm) are available for an additional charge.

COST: Exploration camps are $230 per week. NOTE: Some Exploration camps have an additional activity fee, as noted on the registration form.  Funds through CYFD are accepted. Scholarships are available. Download Financial Aid Application PDF

Our 7-week program runs June 10 through August 2 (no camp the week of July 4th).

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Week 1 – Baseball

June 10 – June 14

There may be no better way to spend a summer day than playing baseball with your friends. In this camp, inspired by an American pastime, campers will learn basic skills, field layout and rules, and different school-yard versions of the game. We will talk about the evolution of baseball and create unique games of our own! Our very own teacher, Joseph Smith, is excited to share one of his favorite sports with you and have some summertime fun!

 

Week 2 – Computer Hacking

June 17 – June 21

Legal computer hacking builds problem solving skills, creativity, and understanding of how computers and the internet work. In this camp, students will be introduced to the world of cryptography, the art of cracking codes. Students will build an understanding of how computers and networks work and learn about the history of computer hacking. We will also discuss the ethics and laws of hacking so that students can appropriately and safely focus their interest, knowledge, and skills.  Nate & Joseph

 

Week 3 – Comic Book

June 24 – June 28

Attack of the Comics! Pow! Bam! Boom! In this exciting camp students will learn to develop characters, tell stories, and create their very own comic strips. We will explore a variety of different genres, including superheroes and supervillains, manga, underground, and Sunday comics.  Campers will love creating their own comic strips through drawing exercises, storyboarding, and games.  A collection of their best work from the week will be printed in a zine and will be shared on Friday. All materials will be provided!

 

Week 4 – Japan Camp

July 8 – July 12

Konnichiwa! This camp is for serious Japanophiles. If you are interested in Japanese culture, language, manga, anime, Para Para, art, origami and Japanese food, this camp is for you. Share drawing techniques and favorite comic books, watch movies, make sushi, listen to Japanese music, play DDR & Sumo, learn Japanese and have lots of fun! Campers help create and run our Japan festival scheduled for Friday, July 12th. Come see why so many campers come year after year! Arin

*Week 5 – Minecraft 1

July 15 – July 19

Are you a Minecraft fanatic? Create, explore, and put your problem-solving skills to the test as you build your own world in Camp Minecraft. The goal is to survive or simply invent. Take on daily challenges and spend time each afternoon exploring each other’s worlds.

*Week 5 also offers Moving Images

CAMP IS FULL – CALL THE OFFICE FOR WAIT LIST (505) 438-8585

*Week 5 – Moving Images

Camp Cost: $250 ($20 activity fee applied)

July 15 – July 19

Calling all film buffs! Have you ever wanted to star in a movie or be the one behind the camera? This week we will go through the process of scripting, filming, directing, and editing a movie using the same techniques and software as Hollywood blockbusters. Get ready to walk the red carpet on Friday when we share our creations!  Arin

*Week 5 also offers Minecraft 1

CAMP IS FULL – CALL THE OFFICE FOR WAIT LIST (505) 438-8585

*Week 6 – Mindcraft 2

July 22 – July 26

Are you a Minecraft fanatic? Create, explore, and put your problem-solving skills to the test as you build your own world in Camp Minecraft. The goal is to survive or simply invent. Take on daily challenges and spend time each afternoon exploring each other’s worlds.

*Week 6 also offers Stop Motion Animation

CAMP IS FULL – CALL THE OFFICE FOR WAIT LIST (505) 438-8585

*Week 6 – Stop Motion Animation

Camp Cost: $250 ($20 activity fee applied)

July 22 – July 26

Calling all film buffs! Have you ever wanted to star in a movie or be the one behind the camera? This week we will go through the process of scripting, filming, directing, and editing a movie using the same techniques and software as Hollywood blockbusters. Get ready to walk the red carpet on Friday when we share our creations!  Arin

*Week 6 also offers Minecraft 2

CAMP IS FULL – CALL THE OFFICE FOR WAIT LIST (505) 438-8585

*Week 7 – Hiking (Grades 5th & up)

July 29 – August 2

The mountains around Santa Fe offer a cool respite from the summer heat. Mountain streams, panoramic views, and outdoor games are just a few of the joys we will experience together during our summer hiking camp. Come with us as we explore a new trail each day and get to know each other through teamwork and fun in the wilderness. Nate & Joseph

*Week 7 also offers Dungeons & Dragons Camp

CAMP IS CANCELED

*Week 7 – Dungeons & Dragons

Camp Cost: $280 ($50 activity fee applied)

July 29 – August 2

Join a brave crew of adventurers on a quest to find treasure, battle deadly monsters, and save the kingdom from great evil! In this camp, we will create characters and explore the fantasy roleplaying world of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as a whole host of other board games. Dungeons and Dragons is a collaborative storytelling game that makes YOU the characters in the story! Campers will not only get to play as characters, but also learn how to become the Game Masters of their own worlds.  Arin & Eli

*Week 7 also offers Hiking Camp

CAMP IS FULL – CALL THE OFFICE FOR WAIT LIST (505) 438-8585

Week 8 – Think Like a Mathematician:

Collaboration, Conjectures, Connections, and Creativity

(Grades 7th – 10th)

August 5 – August 9

Algebra is a powerful way of using numbers and shapes to explain our world, but did you ever wonder where algebraic ideas came from? In this camp, designed to help prepare middle school students for algebra, you will find out! By working together, asking questions, debating ideas, and visualizing math, we will build a foundation of understanding the roots of algebra. Using ideas from Stanford researchers, we will develop a growth mindset towards math as we enjoy and explore mathematical ideas together. This is not an algebra class, but instead a chance for students to explore visual and kinesthetic aspects of math in a low-pressure environment. If you want to see how creativity, debate, patterns, or philosophy influence math, this camp is for you! Gary & Nate