Summer Programs Open to Community.
This summer, Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is offering a variety of summer camps and programs for children in elementary through high school. Program sessions run from mid-June until mid-August, and are open to the community. Offerings include enriched day camps, academic classes and sports camps.
The Firebird and Junior Firebird Programs, for students entering 3rd through 7th grade, include morning elective sessions filled with hands-on, project-based learning. Campers can choose from a variety of science, technology, and art experiences including robotics, digital photography, computer programming, music exploration, engineering, animation and astronomy. The camp day can be extended by participating in an afternoon program filled with fun physical education games and team sports.
Academic courses are geared toward middle and high school students, and include essay-writing workshops, an algebra refresher course, skills-based workshops for both middle and high school and a class in product design.
Sports camps, including basketball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball, give athletes of all ages the opportunity to focus on skill development, improve fundamentals and learn strategy.
Pacific Ridge’s Director of Science and Engineering Outreach, Julie Gunther, describes the programs as opportunities for kids to learn something new in a fun, summer camp environment. “Summer is a great time for kids to relax and have fun, but also a great time for them to explore new interests and pursue their passions,” Gunther tells Giving Back Magazine.
“Our program gives them a chance to dive into creative projects and learn about topics in science, technology and engineering that they may want to pursue in the future. It’s a great combination of discovery and fun.”
Visit www.pacificridge.org/summerprograms for more information.