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Enrichment Camps

2017 Summer Enrichment Camps

At Eastside Catholic we believe in educating and inspiring students all year. Our summer program will build upon curriculum from the school year or encourage exploration and thinking in a completely new subject or activity

Camps are organized below by date.

Course Name
Grade in
2017-18
Date
Time
Cost
Comic Book Creation - Avengers Assemble! 
Are you ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Do you believe that with great power comes great responsibility? When people ask, "Who are you?" Do you grab them by the shirt collar and snarl, "I'm Batman!” If so, then a week of Comic Book Camp is the place for you! In this full-day camp - you'll channel your inner Stan Lee, Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to understand how drawing and writing work hand-in-hand to create legendary comic book heroes and villains. Learn how to create, design and illustrate your very own comic book characters. Find new ways to write imaginative and thrilling stories just like the pros! This camp combines a morning of illustration technique and design combined with an afternoon of creating stories to match the drawings. Are you ready? Then, "Avengers Assemble!" Please bring a sack lunch to enjoy at noon.

Instructors: EC Art Teacher Alan Ordoña and and EC Drama Teacher Matt Knott

5 - 8  June 19 - 22 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$200
Microsoft DigiGirlz Day - Closed
DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft's core efforts to invest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenge of the global economy. The goal of DigiGirlz Day is to raise awareness about the variety of exciting and meaningful careers available in the technology industry while dispelling the stereotypes typically associated with high- tech careers and the individuals in those roles. You will gain an understanding about what it is like to work in a STEM field through interactions with Microsoft employees and products. DigiGirlz Day is a one-day event filled with presentations, discussions, product demos and a lunch networking opportunity. Contact: DigiGirlz@eastsidecatholic.org for more information about this camp. Attendees will need to bring a nut-free sack lunch.

Instructor: Microsoft Staff

6 - 12
Girls
June 23 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
free
Arts and Craft - Spark Your Creativity
Enjoy four days of arts and craft projects designed for students entering kindergarten through fourth grade. In this camp we will be using paint, paper, clay and various other materials to create beautiful take-home projects. All material will be provided. 

Instructor: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99 

K - 5 June 26 - 29 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Pre-Algebra Preparatory
Become an expert at fractions, decimals and percentages. This course will prepare students for pre-algebra by strengthening their understanding and skill with this foundational math content. 

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier

6 - 7 June 26 - 29 9 a.m. – noon
$125
STEM Challenge with LEGO
Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge students to engineer at the next level. There is a minimum of 10 participants for this course.

Instructor: 

3 - 6

June 26 - 29 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Mindfulness and Yoga
Learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts and the world around you. Mindfulness is paying attention here and now, with kindness and curiosity and then choosing your behavior. Mindfulness increases attention, focus, emotional regulation, sense of calm, relaxation, self-acceptance, quality of sleep, social skills, athletic performance, relationships and can decrease stress, anxiety and depression. You will experience mindful eating, mindful listening and mindfulness in art and music.  Ready to de-stress and get active?  You will then enjoy the practice of yoga through powerful asana flows and conscious breathing to develop strength, balance, and focus.  All levels welcome.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and towel.   

Instructor: Mindfulness Instructor Jeeta Sahota and EC Yoga Teacher Maria Granda

5 - 8 June 26 - 29 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Mindfulness and Yoga
Learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts and the world around you. Mindfulness is paying attention here and now, with kindness and curiosity and then choosing your behavior. Mindfulness increases attention, focus, emotional regulation, sense of calm, relaxation, self-acceptance, quality of sleep, social skills, athletic performance, relationships and can decrease stress, anxiety and depression. You will experience mindful eating, mindful listening and mindfulness in art and music.  Ready to de-stress and get active?  You will then enjoy the practice of yoga through powerful asana flows and conscious breathing to develop strength, balance, and focus.  All levels welcome.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and towel.  

Instructor: Mindfulness Instructor Jeeta Sahota and EC Yoga Teacher Maria Granda

9 - 12 June 26 - 29 9 a.m. - noon
$125
3D Arts and Crafts - Visualize It, Create It!
In this class, you will have the opportunity to create art out of clay, glass, paint, paper and other types of media. Most projects will be created in 3D form. All materials are provided. 

Instructor: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99

5 - 8 July 10 - 13 9 a.m. - noon
$125
French Culture - Immerse Yourself!
Enjoy four days learning and engaging in French culture and language! You will learn French vocabulary tied to activities involving French culture and traditions and engage in art projects inspired by French master artists. You will learn simple recipes and enjoy snacks, French songs and children's stories. All materials are provided. Instructor: EC French and Art Teacher Julia O'Donnell 

Instructor: EC French and Art Teacher Julia O'Donnell 

5 - 8 July 10 - 13 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Manners & Etiquette - Pass the Manners, Please
This is a four-day course where you will learn manners and civility for today’s hectic times. You will learn meet and greet protocol, conversational skills, listening skills and communicating with technology. You will also learn the importance of first impressions, invitations, thank you notes as well as posture and poise. The camp will culminate with you learning table setting, the differences in American and Continental style of dining and the organization of a four-course meal. This course has a minimum enrollment of 10 participants. 

Instructor: Final Touch Finishing School Instructor Lori Weed

5 - 8 July 10 - 13 9 a.m. - noon
$130
Computer Programming: A Game from Scratch (CS1)
Have you ever wondered how computers "think?" In this four-day course, you will learn the basics of computer science, including the function of the main components of a computer, how computers represent information.   The main focus of the camp is learning to program using the Scratch programming language created at MIT. This course is a prerequisite for CS2 - Leveling Up.

Instructor: Seattle Pacific University Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Aaron Dingler 
 
5 - 8 July 10 - 13 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Community Service - Make a Difference, Earn Service Hours - Class is Full
As a member of the community service summer camp, you will spend each day serving the greater Sammamish community in a different way. Community service projects will range from working at a local food bank sorting food for those in need to organizing clothing and other donations at a local youth donation center, to environmental mitigation such as removing invasive species or planting new trees and flowers at the Sammamish Commons. You will also have the opportunity to make fleece blankets for Project Linus to donate to children in need. By the end of the week, you will realize the many ways you can serve others and help your community. Start and end times will vary slightly due to travel time to and from service sites. Registration for this camp closes on July 1

Instructor:  EC High School Religious Studies Teacher AJ Hostak '09

8 - 12 July 10 - 13
9 a.m. - noon
variable start
finish times
due to service locations
varies as below:

$125
Drawing and Painting - Artists Unleashed
Over four days you will learn basic drawing and painting techniques and develop a variety of projects throughout the week. In this camp you will be using pencils, charcoal, watercolor paint, acrylic paints and more. All materials are provided. 

Instructor: EC High School Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99

5 - 8 July 10 - 13 1 - 4 p.m.
$125
Digital Photography - Your World in Focus
Learn to take artistic pictures and edit them in Adobe® Photoshop®! You will learn basic photography techniques and engage in digital editing exercises. This class is perfect for the novice to intermediate photographer wanting to learn about their camera, the art of photography and play with digital editing skills in Photoshop. Required supplies: DLSR Camera or Snap and Shoot with SD card. Suggested materials: additional camera batteries, chargers and SD card.  

Instructor:  EC High School French and Visual Art Teacher Julia O'Donnell

5 - 8 July 10 - 13 1 - 4 p.m.
$125
Arts and Crafts - Spark Your Creativity
As an aspiring young artist, you will create original arts and craft projects in this four-day camp using the mediums of paint, paper, clay and various other materials to design beautiful art creations, some of which may be used in the Knights & Princesses Fairy Tale performance in our afternoon dance camp. This camp can be taken independently or combined with the afternoon ballet camp for a discounted price of $200 for the all-day camp experience. To receive the discounted price, select the combined class option during registration.

Instructor: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99 

K - 5 July 17 - 20 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Ballet - Knights and Princesses Fairy Tale (half day)
During this four-day camp, you will be introduced to a brief history of ballet and introductory terms used in ballet and performance. As an aspiring young dancer, you will learn fun stretching exercises followed by instruction in basic ballet steps and movement. The camp will culminate with a performance – Knights and Princesses Adventures! This camp can be taken independently or combined with the morning art camp for a discounted price of $200 for the all-day camp experience. To receive the discounted price, select the combined class option during registration.

Instructor: Dance Expressions Teacher Liz Anderson 

K - 5 July 17 - 20 1 - 4 p.m.
$125
Art and Dance Combined - Knights and Princesses -  (full day)
This camp is for aspiring artist and dancers. You will begin each day in arts and crafts creating projects for the end of the camp performance as well as other various arts and crafts. In the afternoon, you will transition from artist to dancer. You will learn fun stretching exercises followed by basic ballet steps and movements. You will then apply these skills to fun interactive games. You will use props created in art camp as well as choreography learned in dance camp to present a fairy tale performance of “Knights & Princesses.” Please bring a nut-free sack lunch for the supervised hour-lunch period between morning and afternoon sessions. Please note this camp is also offered as a half-day or full-day camp. Price for 1/2 camp is $125 per students.

Instructor: Instructors: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99 and Dance Expressions Teacher Liz Anderson 

K - 5 July 17 - 20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$200
Math Games - Fun with Fractions!
Learning fractions couldn't be easier with these fun and creative fraction activities! Join this exciting camp focusing on mastering fractions through games, puzzles, crafts, card games, scavenger hunts and math competitions.

Instructor: EC Middle School Mathematics Teacher Aminta Procel

5 - 6 July 17 - 20 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Computer Programming: Leveling Up (CS2)
In this follow-up camp to "A Game From Scratch" (CS1), you will spend four days learning new programming concepts to create a more advanced game. CS2 continues where CS1 left off with the Scratch programming language. Students who participated in CS2 in a prior year will be presented with new material and new challenges. You will learn how to solve problems like a computer scientist in order to develop a game with moving graphics, sound, simple logic and goals for their players. Prerequisite: CS1.

Instructor: Seattle Pacific University Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Aaron Dingler
5 - 8 July 17 - 20 9 a.m. - noon $125
Band Camp - Play it Again (two week camp)
Band Camp offers two weeks of intense, yet fun-filled training in musical performance. You will enjoy the artistic supervision and guidance of some of the most outstanding music teachers, conductors and performers in the state of Washington. Each day you will enjoy fun and effective instruction through master classes, sectionals, chamber music and full band rehearsals. You will work to build important ensemble and individual musical skills. The camp culminates in a finale performance by all camp participants. Enrollment is open to band students entering sixth through 9th grades, with at least one year playing on their instrument. *Please note this is a two-week camp.

Instructors: EC Band Teacher Jonathan Boysen, PCMS Band Teacher Philip Dungey and Woodinville Community Band Conductor Leah Weitzsacker
6 - 9 July 17 - 20 and
July 24 - 27
9 a.m. - noon $250
Common Application and Essay Writing - On the Road to College
This popular course seeks to assist students in writing personal statement essays for their college applications, providing focused attention and time to write. Students will leave the course with a finished essay or draft that will be applicable to multiple college applications.

Instructor: EC Humanities Teacher Lisa Snow
11 - 12 July 24 - 27 9 a.m. - noon $125
Math Foundations
Strengthen your foundational skills to prepare for fifth- or sixth-grade math. This course will provide a review of the basic operations with understanding to write and solve story problems. You will also learn about prime, composite and/or square numbers, factors, multiples and how to represent a fraction as a decimal and/or a percent.

Instructor: EC Middle School Mathematics Teacher Aminta Procel

5 - 6 July 24 - 27 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Mad Science Presents Super Science Sampler
Science comes in all shapes and sizes and we'll examine a few during this hands-on expedition. Become an engineer and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and simple machines. Use chemistry to make your own sidewalk chalk and crystal gardens. Become an ornithologist and discover unique characteristics of birds! There is a minimum enrollment of 10 participants in this course. For more information on Mad Science camps visit:

Instructor: Mad Scientist Teacher

1 - 6 July 24 - 27 9 a.m. - noon
$140
Adventures in Robotics
In this camp, you will learn to use the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and RobotC programming software. You will work with other campers to build and program awe-inspiring robots to conquer different challenges throughout the week. The culmination of this camp will be a class-wide BOT battle!

Instructor: EC High School Math and Robotics Instructor Danielle Maletta

5 - 8 July 24 - 27 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Algebra Prep (two week camp)
Strengthen your pre-algebra and linear algebra skills to prepare for high school algebra or middle school non-linear algebra. This course will provide a brief review of the concepts of ratio, rate and proportion and also review operations with integers and order of operations. The focus of the course will be on linear algebra skills where you will learn to translate information among tables, graphs and equations. You will learn to write and solve equations from story situations, graphs and tables. You will also learn how to draw a best fit line on a scatter plot and find an equation for that line. You will learn to combine like terms and solve inequalities.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier
7 - 9 July 24 - 27 and
July 31 - August 3
9 a.m. - noon $250
Microsoft Gaming - Madden Xbox Tournament with Prizes
Compete in our first-ever Xbox Tournament camp for big prizes and show off your gaming skills against other kids in the area. Microsoft will be helping us to host a bracket-style Madden tournament, with prizes including an Xbox One, Xbox custom controller, and lots of cool swag. We will also have high powered laptops with free play Overwatch and League of Legends to play in between matches. The final eight players in the tournament bracket will come back to the Microsoft Store in Bellevue on Day 2 (Saturday) to compete in the Grand Finals. If you do not make it to the Final 8 in the bracket, don't worry; the Microsoft Store in University Village will have more free play and gaming on Saturday! Come hang out, compete in a big tournament and enjoy two days of PC and Xbox gaming at Eastside Catholic and the Microsoft Store!

8 - 12 July 28 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$25
Hiking and Biking - Explore the Outdoors! 
If you enjoy staying active during the summer and exploring the outdoors in our own backyard – this camp is for you! Over this four- day camp, you will enjoy the natural beauty of our area on hikes to Rattlesnake Ridge, Little Si and/or Tiger Mountain. You will also enjoy two scenic bike rides along the shores of Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington, Snoqualmie Valley and/or Sammamish River. This camp has a maximum of 12 participants. Campers must provide their own mountain bikes/hybrid bikes and helmet (required).

Instructor: EC Middle School Teacher and Outdoor Enthusiast Tara Martin  

8 - 12 July 31 - August 1 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$125
CSI Science  - Mystery Solved 
In this engaging and fun science program, you will immerse yourself in crime scene investigation (CSI). You will conduct forensic science lab activities and use science equipment to gather enough evidence to solve a mysterious crime. This program is perfect if you are a curious-minded scientist who enjoys hands-on experiences that engages in real-life science applications.

Instructor: Instructor: EC Middle School Science Teacher Erin Vickers

5 - 8 July 31 - August 1 9 a.m. - noon
$125
STEAM 3D Printing Workshop
Have you imagined a world where printers are commonly used to print out everyday objects -- like keys and phone cases? Many predict that for future generations of teens, 3D printers will be in almost every household and be able to do just that. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) 3D utilizes a structured curriculum, workbook and a web-based CAD (computer-aided design) program that allows you to optimize learning while having a great time. This class begins teaching you the core basics of 3D printing and continues until you have gained expertise in 3D designing and printing. Each day we will assign a new project for you to create and print including items such as a rocket ship, ice cream cone and castle. STEAM 3D is led by teens and aided by an adult supervisor. The teen instructors and advisor hail from Creative Children for Charity (3C) and have taught classes and sponsored hackathons at Coder Dojo in Bellevue and The Garage on the Microsoft campus. The registration fees from this class will go to support other STEAM-hosted youth events in our community including a summer STEAM3D Hackathon. There will be a $35 materials fee added to the registration.

Instructors: Cloud and 3D Printing Architect Chaitra Vedullapalli with Creative Children for Charity members

6 - 12 July 31 - August 3 1 - 4 p.m.
$125
STEAM 3D Printing Workshop
Have you imagined a world where printers are commonly used to print out everyday objects -- like keys and phone cases? Many predict that for future generations of teens, 3D printers will be in almost every household and be able to do just that. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) 3D utilizes a structured curriculum, workbook and a web-based CAD (computer-aided design) program that allows you to optimize learning while having a great time. This class begins teaching you the core basics of 3D printing and continues until you have gained expertise in 3D designing and printing. Each day we will assign a new project for you to create and print including items such as a rocket ship, ice cream cone and castle. STEAM 3D is led by teens and aided by an adult supervisor. The teen instructors and advisor hail from Creative Children for Charity (3C) and have taught classes and sponsored hackathons at Coder Dojo in Bellevue and The Garage on the Microsoft campus. The registration fees from this class will go to support other STEAM-hosted youth events in our community including a summer STEAM3D Hackathon. There will be a $35 materials fee added to the registration.

Instructors: Cloud and 3D Printing Architect Chaitra Vedullapalli with Creative Children for Charity members

6 - 12  August 7 - 10 9 a.m. - noon
$125
Mosaic Art - Turning Trash into Treasure
Join local mosaic artist Cheryl Smith for a recycled glass camp where you will create three unique mosaic, artistic masterpieces. Using broken pieces of recycled stained glass, colorful tile, mirror, shells and jewelry, you will create mosaic mirrors, salmon and crosses. You will learn how to cut glass safely, design intricate patterns using recycled items and get messy with grouting. You are guaranteed to have a great time creating art that you will treasure forever! There will be an additional $16 fee for materials.

Instructor: Mosaic Artist and Instructor Cheryl Smith

5 - 8  August 7 - 10 9 a.m. - noon
$125

Summer Programs Refund Policy

Refunds are given only when Eastside Catholic cancels a camp. Refunds are not given when the camp is held but a student does not participate in the camp for any reason. Summer program participants are expected to comply with all program policies, including behavior that is respectful to instructors and other students, or the student is subject to dismissal from the camp without any refund.