ELEMENTARY SUMMER CAMPS

STEAM CAMPS

grades K-2

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, play, and 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.

Dragons

grades K-3

Our Elementary Chinese Immersion Camps combine exploration of Chinese cultural forms, such as brush painting and calligraphy, with exposure to the Mandarin language.  These camps are for students who have completed grades K-3. They can be beginning or advanced Mandarin speakers. 

SOAR CAMPS

grades K-2 and 3-6

Peregrine's unique SOAR program (Science, Outdoor Education, Arts, and Responsibility) offered in one-week camps provides an integrated inquiry experience. Each week students will be lead through a unique theme by our experienced specialty teachers. Students will have time to explore our one-acre garden site.

Sylvan Learning Camps

grades 3-6

Sylvan Learning's Coding for Kids are innovative courses for elementary and middle-schoolers that teach computer programming skills through interactive and exciting projects. These fun classes are perfect for kids who have great imaginations, like figuring out how things work or simply love technology. 

EXPERT CAMPS

grades 2-6

Peregrine's newest Elementary camps focus on engaging upper elementary students (grades 2-6) in learning something in depth. This is a good place for the student who wants to explore an artistic or academic.  The range of topics varies from chess to fabric dyeing to cooking, and much more!

Lego Robotics Camps

grades K-2 and 3-6

 

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

summer 2020 deadlines and policies

Please note lunch is not provided for Elementary Summer Camps.

PEREGRINE CAMPS

EXTENDED DAY CARE OPTIONS

Full Day Care

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$40

P.M. Day Care

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$20

Early Bird Price

February 25 - May 1

$290

Chinese Immersion K-2 Pre/Teen

Youth Camps Also Available 

PARTNER CAMPS

Full Day Care

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$60

P.M. Day Care

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$40

Mid Day Care

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

$20

EXTENDED DAY CARE OPTIONS

(Partner Camps Participants Only)

STEAM CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$260

Regular Price

May 16 Onwards

$295

SOAR CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$240

Regular Price

May 16 Onwards

$275

EXPERT CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$260

Regular Price

May 16 Onwards

$295

DRAGON CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$260

Regular Price

May 16 Onwards

$295

SYLVAN CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$300

Regular Price

May 1 Onwards

$325

LEGO CAMPS

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(except July 3)

Early Bird Price

February 21 - May 15

$180

Regular Price

May 16 Onwards

$325

ELEMENTARY SUMMER CAMP PRICING

Week 1: 6/15-6/19

Math for fun!

This week will focus on “The Double Decker Bus”, a Contexts for Learning Mathematics curriculum which challenges students to read and write about math, write and illustrate a “bus” story, and take a field trip on a real double-decker bus. Applied math has never been such fun!

Week 5: 7/13-7/17

How Old Are we Compared to our Grandparents? 

Students will use the “Ages and Timelines” curriculum from Contexts in Learning Mathematics and a story, El Bisabuelo Gregorio,  to explore the concept of age on a time line as a mathematical way to understand their own families and to deepen their understanding of subtraction.  A family book based on math will be created by each student.  

Week 2: 6/22-6/26

What makes invertebrates do what they do?

Explore the behavior of invertebrates such as snails, crickets, and meal worms, perform a variety of non-harmful experiments which help students to watch animals like a scientist, noting their preferences for food, light, dark, and moisture. 

 

Activities are based on Animals in Action, a GEMS (Great Experiments in Math and Science) life science guide.  

Week 6: 7/20-7/24

How can we Scientifically prove WHICH product is best to buy?

Students will become consumer researchers by testing which of four brands of paper towels is stronger, more absorbent, or cheaper. They will systematically test these qualities and graph their results, then make ads arguing which is best. This camp is based on Paper Towel Testing from Great Experiments in Math and Science (GEMS).

Week 3: 6/29-7/2

Cabbages and chemistry!

Work magic with red cabbage juice as a litmus which can change colors and even go clear!  Learn about the chemistry of acids and bases in common household foods and play mystery games with chemical reactions!  

 

Based on Of Cabbages and Chemistry, from Great Experiments in Math and Science (GEMS).

Week 7: 7/27-7/31

soil Science - It's Alive!

This science camp will explore the composition and decomposition of our local soil.  We will research and observe the visible and invisible rot superstars that break down nutrients and keep our living soil healthy. In the soil science lab, we will perform tests and experiments, and keep a science journal to bring home at the end of the week. 

Week 4: 7/6-7/10

How do rivers form?

This exciting camp will use diatomaceous earth in pans to show how rivers cut their way through their banks, creating various layers and paths as they go.  Students will experiment with various situations, such as rivers going around mini dams or obstructions, as well as see how pollution can spread in a river system.  

 

This curriculum is based on River Cutters from Great Experiments in Math and Science (GEMS).

Week 8: 8/3-8/7

Math in the garden.

Everything in the garden has grown tall and some things are even falling over!  How tall is the corn?  How tall are the sunflowers? Students will measure using various devices and finally evolve efficient methods using measuring tapes and yardsticks.  The garden is full of math!  Enjoy it, nibble on it, but also enjoy the opportunities for math and scientific inquiry that it provides.   

STEAM CAMPS K-2

 

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SOAR CAMPS K-2

Week 1: 6/15-6/19

Introductory multi-media arts 

Grades K-2

This camp will explore multiple art mediums including clay, paint, collage and more.  Work with artist and teacher Jessica Ryan and artist Melissa Uroff for a week of in-depth art exploration.

 

This camp will incorporate art history about women and minority artists, as well as stories, and art in the garden into this fun filled week. 

Week 5: 7/13-7/17

Fun with fiber!

Grades K-2

What is it and how is it important in our lives?  We will explore all kinds of fiber, and how fiber is produced through weaving and other methods. We will read stories and discuss and question where our own clothing came from, and how it was made. Students will make their own loom and explore simple weaving, and will incorporate flowers, leaves, and grasses from the garden into their fiber projects.

Week 2: 6/22-6/26

Experience the garden at the Summer Solstice!

Grades K-2

Explore our relationship to the seasons through hands-on explorations, planting, eating, and playing on this special longest daylight week of the year.  

 

Students will learn more about the seasons, make temporary garden sculptures with clay or mud, and do art outside. Come cook and eat the early summer bounty in our school garden!

Week 6: 7/20-7/24

Harry Potter’s Chemistry Club!

Grades K-2

This is where magic meets science! In this exciting camp, students will explore various wacky chemistry experiments that are almost as weird as magic itself.   Play games, enjoy read-alouds and make potions with our expert science teachers during this week-long adventure. Students will also make magical art with specialist teachers and explore our fantastic gardens along the way.   

Week 3: 6/29-7/2

Create your own book from story to binding!

Grades K-2

If you like to write stories and would like to make a beautiful “published” book with marble paper, illustrations, and a real binding, this is the camp for you. Students will be able to bring home a real book that they put together themselves!  

Week 7: 7/27-7/31

Enjoy the lushness of late summer in the garden!

Grades K-2

This is a time for ripe fruit, fruity vegetables, and campfire cooking.  Enjoy being outside as you pick, tend, and eat from the garden, and make your own snacks or even lunch on a campfire.  Learn to make a luscious fruit dessert from garden fruits, and learn how to dry fruits for winter use. While you are at it, explore the bugs who also feast at this time of year, and record all you see in a personal science notebook that you can keep.  

Week 4: 7/6-7/10

Water in our world

Grades K-2

Students will explore various materials in tubs and in the sandbox to simulate various water systems, and will learn how water gets from the mountains to the sea in our region.  Salt and fresh water systems will be discussed.  Camp art will include making posters about water conservation to be shared at week’s end. Students will discuss the importance of water in our lives, and our responsibility to use it well. 

Week 8: 8/3-8/7

Make yourself a Mini-Master

Grades K-2

In this camp, students will paint in the style of various artistic masters, using the ripe garden world of August as an inspiration.  Artist and teacher Jessica Ryan will lead students through a week’s exploration of art history and art-making, while also exploring our outdoor spaces along the way.  Don’t miss the fun!

 

SOAR CAMPS 3-6

Week 1: 6/15-6/19

Intermediate multi-media arts 

Grades 3-6

This camp will explore multiple art mediums including clay, paint, collage and more  with artist and teacher Jessica Ryan and artist Melissa Uroff.

 

Learn about women and minority artists, explore techniques with various media, and take home lots of art. 

Week 5: 7/13-7/17

FIBER in our lives and our world.

Grades 3-6

Students will learn about the history of fiber, going back to papyrus and bark painting, and will create various fiber experiments. Students will be asked to think about where the fibers they wear come from, who makes them into clothing, and the social and environmental effects and impacts of different kinds of fiber production.  Students will make a loom and explore different ways to weave.

Week 2: 6/22-6/26

Experience a midsummer day’s dream

Grades 3-6

Learn more about the cycle of seasons, our Mediterranean climate, and the delight and value of eating locally.  Plant, pick, and eat from the early summer garden (technically midsummer), practice scientific illustration and garden art, and learn to cook with what we grow. 

Week 6: 7/20-7/24

Potentially catastrophic chemistry!

Grades 3-6

In this camp, Students will explore experiments with “nearly dangerous” chemical concoctions, and learn something about chemistry along the way.  Students will be guided by our expert science instructors through activities and experiments to teach them all about the possibilities of chemistry! Students may even be able to eat something they make.  

This camp is based on Sean Connolly’s book, Fifty Experiments for Daring Young Scientists.

Week 3: 6/29-7/2

Bookmaking 101!

Grades 3-6

Learn many ways to bind books, in different sizes and from fold out books to sewn bindings.  Make marble paper to decorate the inside cover of your books, and decide what- if anything- to put inside your books.

 

Students will be guided through various binding methods, as well as additional activities, by experienced art instructors  

Week 7: 7/27-7/31

Farm to fork, here we come!

Grades 3-6

Learn to make desserts from scratch from garden fruits, and perhaps make your own jam.  This is late summer, the richest time in the garden, and you will be here to enjoy it! Students will spend some time observing the birds and bugs that are there too, and record the whole experience in a nice science journal they make. Students will also make a snack or meal on a campfire to round out the experience.

Week 4: 7/6-7/10

Water issues in California and in our world

Grades 3-6

Students will use various materials in tubs to create water systems, and will explore the impact of various man-created effects on water systems such as dams, pollution, and overuse of ground-water.  Students will consider how they can play an active part in conserving water, will make posters about good water use, and will create an art show to share at the end of the week.  

Week 8: 8/3-8/7

Learn the techniques of the masters

Grades 3-6

Work with Teachers Justin and Jessica, both artists, to assess the techniques we see in famous art pieces and to copy one or two pieces, practicing these techniques ourselves.  Enjoy the ripe world of late summer as an art inspiration.

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Week 1: 6/15-6/19

Making clay figures for your garden

Grades 2-6

Work with trained ceramicist Jessica Ryan to make clay figures. Students will learn to use a variety of techniques, to glaze these figures, and will be able to take home long–lasting sculptures for your home or garden. 

Week 5: 7/13-7/17

Advanced Fabric Dyeing

Grades 2-6

How do our clothes get their colors and patterns? Students will explore traditional fabric dyeing through both advanced tie-dye projects using indigo, and through making a wax resist batik fabric piece to take home.  Students can choose to decorate T-shirts they provide as well as muslin fabric we will provide. 

Week 2: 6/22-6/26

Explorations in entomology

Grades 2-6

This science focused camp will give students the opportunity to observe and collect insects throughout the week in our school gardens and on off-campus walks, as well as learn from visiting entomologists.  Students will get to know the insect “family tree” by examining the traits of some of their favorite insects and keep a science journal to record data and notes.  Optionally, students can create a specimen collection to take home.

Week 6: 7/20-7/24

Fun with the Periodic Table!

Grades 2-6

Students will explore and experience the elements which make up everything in our world.  We will build the periodic table from the ground up to understand how it is organized. We will look at these building blocks of the universe individually, learning about elements that fizz and bang, hard shiny metals, soft dull metals, elements that make up all known living things, newly discovered elements, and elements that hide so well we can’t see them at all.  

Week 3: 6/29-7/2

Advanced Drawing

Grades 2-6

Make your drawings a window into whatever world you choose. This class will teach students the drawing, perspective, and lighting tools that don’t only apply to giant city buildings, but also to portraits, shading, character design, cartoons and everything else. We will draw boxes, cylinders, pyramids, and cones before moving into using that knowledge to do more interesting scenes/drawings that students will choose. 

Week 7: 7/27-7/31

Permaculture and wildlife gardening

Grades 2-6

Jump into the care and feeding of a permaculture garden in this science camp! Learn how to grow and maintain a self-sustaining garden that attracts native wildlife (pollinators and pest predators!) and produces delicious food in this week-long exploration of permaculture.  Bring home your garden journal with a plan for your very own permaculture plot at the end of the week.

Week 4: 7/6-7/10

Chess Fun!

Grades 2-6

Join experienced Chess instructor Tom Corbett for a week-long deep dive into chess, gameplay strategies, and have the opportunity to practice with your classmates!  This camp is a week of fun with chess and chess variants: Fast-paced Blitz and Bullet Chess, four-
handed chess variants, Asian variants,  and for those seeking the ultimate chess challenges: Fischer Random Chess and 3-D Chess! These games are fun for all ages and skill levels.

Week 8: 8/3-8/7

SPANISH FUN

Grades 2-6

Explore Spanish through songs, cooking cultural foods, and making and decorating a paper mache alebrije (animal).  This wonderful class, taught by veteran Spanish teacher Malu Brown, is open to beginners and to those continuing in Spanish.   

 

EXPERT CAMPS

 

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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

 

CODING & ENGINEERING CAMPS

Week 1: 6/15-6/19

Playwell Teknologies:

Bash'em Bots 

Grades 3-6

Traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well instructor's colossal
creations in the Battle Arena. Customize your chassis to become a Minerbot, a Juggernaut, or an Iron
Elephant using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Apply real-world engineering and physics concepts to
help you bash and crash your way to victory.

Week 5: 7/13-7/17

Sylvan Learning:

Game design 101

Grades 3-6

Through animations & video game design, students will get to explore basic programming and learn a valuable skill. Get a head start through this coding class that makes advanced computer skills accessible and fun. This class is geared towards students in grades 3rd-5th. Game Design 2020 is also available to 6th-9th grade students from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Week 2: 6/22-6/26

No CAMPS SCHEDULE

Grades 3-6

Playwell TEKnologies

Week 6: 7/20-7/24

Sylvan Learning: Animation studio

Grades 3-6

Create animated cartoons just like the pros. Learn the basics of animation as you draw your
own characters and bring them to life with code. You will use visual programming to control the speed and type of animation as you add animals, dragons, monsters, and avatars into your coding projects. Create a portfolio of fun projects including original animated games, cartoon strips, music videos, and interactive worlds to share with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

Week 3: 6/29-7/2

Sylvan Learning:

Intro to COding

Grades 3-6

An easy introduction to programming for beginners in coding. Students progress through the lessons learning concepts in a game-like interface. To complete each lesson, students typically go through a concept review, solve a puzzle, run through a tutorial, build their own project, and take a quiz. They create interactive stories, animations, and mini-games. After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to build a wide variety of simple programs with events, loops, and some conditional logic.

Week 7: 7/27-7/31

Sylvan Learning: Game Design Studio

Grades 3-6

In this week-long camp, students will learn how to build their own, custom video games! Students will get familiar with programming by designing and building 2D video games from start to finish, including animated players, music and sound effects.

Week 4: 7/6-7/10

Playwell teknologies:

Minecraft Engineering

Grades  K-2

Bring Minecraft to life using thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Walking Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Motorized Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor. 

Week 8: 8/3-8/7

Playwell teknologies: 

Animal Architect

Grades K-2

Let your imagination run wild with thousands of LEGO® parts! Design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design, build, and explore your craziest ideas with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

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Peregrine West

2907 Portage Bay West

Davis, CA 95616

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2650 Lillard Drive

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