ELEMENTARY SUMMER CAMPS

Presented through the Lawrence Hall of Science's GEMS (Great Experiences in Math and Science) curricula, students will engage in hands-on science and math inquiry while also experiencing art and play/ gardening in Peregrine's one-acre garden. Learn a lot and play a lot in this program. Camps spend one week on each STEAM theme.

grades K-2

STEAM CAMPS

Peregrine's unique SOAR program (Science, Outdoor Education, Arts, and Responsibility) offered in one-week camps provides an integrated inquiry experience. Students will have time to explore our one-acre garden site.

grades K-2 and 3-6

SOAR CAMPS

Peregrine School is partnering with Play-Well LEGO TEKnologies to offer robotics and programming classes. This opportunity will only be offered for one week this summer, so get on board while space permits: Play-Well is a popular program wherever it is offered. 

grades K-2 and 3-6

LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP

There are also Chinese Immersion K-2 camps and Pre/Teen Youth Camps for ages 10-17 available this summer. 

summer 2019 deadlines and policies

February 25 - May 1 $290

STEAM CAMPS

May 2 onward $305

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except July 4)

SOAR CAMPS

February 25 - May 1 $265

May 2 onward $280

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except July 4)

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $100

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. $80

LEGO CAMPS

STEM FUNdementals $180

Robotics $195

Please note that lunch is not provided for elementary Summer Camps. 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for K-2 and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for 3-6, no day care 

ELEMENTARY SUMMER CAMP PRICING

DAY CARE

STEAM CAMPS K-2

 

What floats your boat?

Explore the science of why things float and sink by making boats with a variety of materials and testing them out in a kiddie pool. Bring home your own boats to use in the bathtub or in a pond. Make your boats beautiful with paints and pens. This camp is derived from official STEM source materials.

Bubbles are so much fun! This week you will see how to make them with your body, with wands you make yourself, with color, with foam, and more. Believe it or not, you will also be learning about observing, matter, measurement, geometry, and more. This camp is designed around the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Great Experiments in Math and Science (GEMS) curriculum: Bubble Festival.

Bubble Festival!

Explore properties of our world like floating, sinking, magnetism, and sifting. Then, predict, ponder and play! These activities give children the skills of scientists and problem solvers in a way that feels like play. Science and math units are inspired by Lawrence Hall of Science's Great Experiments in Math and Science (GEMS), Sifting through Science and Frog Math.

Sifting through science.

Enter the world of the honeybee at our school gardens while learning about the structure, social life, and importance of this insect  through Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS's Buzzing a Hive. Learn to be a “Citizen Scientist” by joining in the Great Sunflower Project and recording pollinator numbers in various environments and posting your data online.

Buzzing the hive!

WEEK ONE: JUNE 17-21

WEEK TWO: JUNE 24-28

WEEK THREE: JULY 1-5

WEEK FOUR: JULY 8-12

What are liquids? Why do some things dissolve?

Classify liquids, explore swirling colors, play with raindrops and oil drops, and concoct a “secret salad dressing” garden salad harvested on site. Explore the concept of dissolving with jello, disappearing eggshells, and crystals. Activities are inspired by Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS curricula: Liquid Explorations and Involving Dissolving.

In this Mystery Festival, students will learn basic forensics as they determine who has stolen a teddy bear from a classroom crime scene. They will explore clues like footprints in white powder and use logical deduction to solve “who done it.” This curriculum comes from the Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS curriculum Mystery Festival.

Be a detective! Solve a crime!

Children love treasures. In this camp students will collect, explore, categorize, graph, map, and share boxes of "treasures": natural materials, recycled objects, and toys. They'll never know they're learning mathematics! These activities are inspired by the Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS curriculum Treasure Boxes.

Treasure boxes!

Embrace building challenges which teach mathematical principles while also encouraging individual and group problem solving. Engineering challenges fill this exciting week. Students will build some things that collapse and some that they can take home! Projects are inspired by Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS curriculum Building Festival.

Towers, bridges, and more!

WEEK FIVE: JULY 15-19

WEEK SIX: JULY 22-26

WEEK SEVEN:

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

WEEK EIGHT:  AUGUST 5-9

 

SOAR CAMPS K-6

Spotlight on Bugs

Let’s bug out in the garden this summer! Study the wonderful, weird parts of bugs and learn about why bugs do what they do and and why they look the way they do. Study and portray in 2D and 3D art the bugs that call our gardens home. Take home an art bug for your room or garden.

grades K-2

Some are creepy-crawly. Some are oddly handsome. Yet they all seem built to survive in this sometimes-unfriendly-to-bugs world of ours. We will study and portray the insect world through a minimal realist lens, breaking things into categories of shapes and colors to create images and creations that represent the world around us. We will look to artists such as Charley Harper to inspire and teach us about this artistic movement, then make our own creations to take home.

Art-ent Entomologists

grades 3-6

Come learn how to create a book like world-famous artist and writer Eric Carle. Using his paper collage technique, you might create Hungry Caterpillar Part Two or think up cool characters of your own to have amazing adventures. At the end of the week, you will take home an original illustrated book made by YOU!

The Bookish Ladybug

grades K-2

grades 3-6

Paper Collage College

Make a zine, poetry chapbook, comic, or graphic novel using the handmade paper collage technique developed by designer, illustrator, and artist Eric Carle. Create original characters, tell the stories you’re into, and dazzle the neighborhood by publishing your very own book.

Explore the many ways that stories are created through visual representation. Use collage, paint, textile, clay, and stop motion animation. It just needs a beginning, middle, and end, and it's a story! You can be friends with words next week.

Making Stories Without Words

grades K-2

grades 3-6

Not to hurt words' feelings, but let's face it: sometimes you can tell imaginative and engaging stories without their help. We will use many artistic mediums over the course of this week to produce original narratives through collage, paints, textiles, clay, and stop-motion animation.

Hey, Your Mouth Isn’t Moving: Visual Narratives

Can a puzzle be a story? How about a riddle? People from all over the world have been sharing puzzles and riddles for a long, long time. We’ll explore history and other cultures through these stories and invent a collection of new brain teasers to stump friends and family.

Piece It Together

grades K-2

grades 3-6

Riddles, logic puzzles, and mazes loom large in many stories. Students will look at examples of riddle and puzzle stories from many different time periods and cultures, work together to answer traditional and modern riddles, and make some brain teasers of their own to take our place in this fascinating human tradition.

Fool the Sphinx

WEEK ONE: JUNE 17-21

WEEK TWO: JUNE 24-28

WEEK THREE: JULY 1-5

WEEK FOUR: JULY 8-12

WEEK FIVE: JULY 15-19

WEEK SIX: JULY 22-26

WEEK SEVEN:

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

WEEK EIGHT: AUGUST 5-9

Set the (Tiny) Stage

Take to the garden to explore the shapes, textures, and colors of the natural world that will help you build your own imaginary mini-world. Create your own jungle wilderness, fairy garden, or futuristic robot city! Bring your miniature world home.

grades K-2

The setting of a story can be just as compelling as its characters. Description and imaginative thought will be the focus of this week as students examine the elements of their favorite fictional universes and create their own 3D diorama-style model of it using natural and found materials.

World Building

grades 3-6

Write, design, illustrate, and bind your very own fantasy book. Explore what makes a good story by reading and discussing stories, then decide what kind of story you want to write. Follow your story from beginning to end, through illustrations and binding, to create a book to take home.

Make your own bound book!

grades K-2

grades 3-6

Magical Realism Zines

What is the shape of a good story? How do we "make" one? Why is that guy—who has no broomstick and is definitely NOT a wizard— soaring through the air above E Street Plaza? During this week students will delve into an exploration of the elements of magical realism through studying some classics of the genre as well as their own favorite stories.

Where does color come from? How do artists explore color? What would the world be like without color? How do colors make us feel emotions? Learn basic color theory with other talented artists and make your art change the world. Explore both color and black and white photography and video, and compare the two. Students will produce a series of art works that use color in different ways.

Over the Rainbow

grades K-2

grades 3-6

We are all affected by colors, sometimes without knowing how. Become an art "insider" by learning about the "color theories” that enable artists to predict the effects that color will have. Students will study art works that demonstrate principles of color theory, then will work collaboratively and individually to make art pieces that reflect desired color effects. They will also explore color through photography and video making.

Explore the magic and technique of color!

Time to forget the story and express yourself through abstract painting and movie special effects. Learn about artists who make abstract art, and why. Try some individual and group abstract art-making yourself. Then we’ll produce a class movie that you can take home. The stars will be you and your art!

grades K-2

Abstract Art & Movie Magic

grades 3-6

Students will look at a variety of Abstract visual and video artists and techniques. Artists may include Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Man Ray, Maya Deren, and Stan Brakhage. Students will learn some art history, and will work collaboratively and individually to make their own inspired, take-home abstract works in 2D art and video.

Let’s Get Abstract (and Experimental)