Summer Programs

Want more out of summer camp? Try Pacific Ridge Summer Programs!
A summer experience that wraps learning new skills in a whole lot of fun.
 
Sign up for summer at Pacific Ridge! Your kids can:
  • Dive deep into a new passion.
  • Build skills with hands-on activities.
  • Make friends who share their interests.
  • Feel the spark that makes learning fun.
 
The 2021 Summer Program offers morning and afternoon options for rising 5th-12th grade students, starting on June 7 and running through August 13.
Discover and develop the passions that fuel a purposeful life.

COVID Safety

All Pacific Ridge Summer Programs are run following COVID protocols to keep campers safe. Masks are required indoors, and self-administered COVID antigen tests (shallow anterior swab) will be conducted at the beginning of each week. The school meets or exceeds the up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health.

3-Week Shakespeare Production - June 7 - 30

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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Program Dates:  June 7 - June 30
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12 and recent graduates
    Instructor: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
    Cost: $500
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus

    THIS CAMP IS NOW CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION AND THE PLAY HAS BEEN CAST.  If you are interested in acting/performance camps, please look at the Learning to Clown & Improv Acting camps in Session 1 (June 21-25) and Session 6 (July 26-30), and the Speech camps in Session 5 (July 19-23).
    One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, Much Ado About Nothing tells a tale of love, laughter, loss, intrigue, confusion, pranks, jokes, and a very confused captain of the city watch. With comedy for the whole family, verbal (and literal) fencing to keep you on the edge of your seat, and language as beautiful as it was 400 years ago, Much Ado About Nothing has it all. The only thing missing… IS YOU!!! 
     
    The show will be produced through the Pacific Ridge School Summer Programs, with rehearsals running from the end of the school year (June 7/8) through the end of the month (performance days on June 29 & June 30). Everyone involved will be called for at least THREE (3) hours per day regardless of role. When not actively running scenes, cast members will be developing character, practicing lines, learning Shakespearean acting techniques, working on set, costume, and prop design, or simply enjoying the show! 
     
    NOTE: Rehearsal conflicts will need to be registered at least two weeks in advance. For the week leading up to the final performance (June 24 – June 30), attendance is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY. 

7-Week Strength & Conditioning Program

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  • AM - Strength & Performance Training

    THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. THERE IS NO AVAILABLE WAITLIST FOR THESE SESSIONS.

    Dates:
    7 Weeks (June 14 – August 6, no camp July 6 - 9), Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
    Time: Session 1: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (FULL); Session 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach Casey Wheel
    Max: 25 students per session 
    Summer Training Cost: $200 for PRS students; $700 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost: $700 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus

Session 1: June 21 - 25

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  • AM - Learning to Clown & Improv Acting

    Learning to Clown & Improv Acting
    Program Dates:  June 21 - June 25
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Armando Batista
    Cost: $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.
    Enjoy improv? Curious about your inner clown? This is a beginner class to red nose clowning and improvisation. You will play games to foster a joy for free play and creative risk taking. You will learn about the smallest mask in the world, the red nose, exploring freedom of choice while clowning. All you need is a red nose (provided) and a willingness to fail and play.
  • AM - Middle School Mock Trial

    Program Dates:  June 21 - June 25
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus
    In this workshop, students will learn how to conduct a trial, including opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments, while building their argumentation and critical analysis skills. Students will assume the roles of witnesses and attorneys for the defense and prosecution teams. Instruction will include advanced trial techniques like objections and witness impeachment, using real-life prosecutors, defense attorneys, and famous trials as examples. The workshop will conclude with students conducting 1-2 full-length trials!
  • AM - Upper School Coed Cross Country Clinic

    Dates:  June 21 - June 25 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    Instructor: Brian Sullivan 
    Cost:  $275
    Onsite:  This clinic will be held on and around the PRS campus and is open to runners who do not attend Pacific Ridge School.
    This clinic is for athletes who are interested in competing for the upper school cross country team in the fall or those that wish to improve their running capacity. This clinic will focus on developing proper biomechanics for running, strength training, and building mileage to be prepared for the summer training in order to be in peak fitness for the fall cross country season or their preferred sport.
  • AM - Senior Intensive: College Essay Writing Workshop

    Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with ½-hour break 
    Grades: Only for students entering 12th grade
    Maximum: 10 students - You do not have to attend Pacific Ridge School to participate.
    Instructor:  Liz Grossman
    Cost: $325
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long workshop combines whole group instruction, individual work time, and one-on-one writing conferences, resulting in a draft of either the Common App Personal Statement or the UC Personal Insight Questions. During whole-group instruction, students will learn the place of the essay(s) in admissions, the strategy of choosing the right individual topic in order to round out an application, and the function of supplemental questions (for Common App schools). We will read and critique sample essays together so that students have a sense of personal writing as a genre and the wide range of topics that are possible for creating an engaging piece of writing. Whole-group instruction will be approximately an hour on the first day of the workshop, and much less for the remaining four days. Students will have a 20-minute (approximately) one-on-one meeting with the instructor each day, where we will generate topics together and discuss feedback and editing. Students will need a laptop and access to Google Docs. This workshop is facilitated by Elizabeth Grossman, a Pacific Ridge English teacher, former Associate Director of College Guidance at Pacific Ridge, and a college counselor in private practice.
  • AM - Introduction to Ornithology and Bird Watching

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-12
    Instructor: Julian Jones
    Cost: $275
    Off-Campus: This course will run entirely off campus at bird watching locations. Participants will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from the sites.
    In this week-long course, enrolled students will be introduced to the amazing avian world of North County San Diego.  Students will learn to spot, identify, and record sightings in this outdoor class.  While out in the various habitats found near Pacific Ridge, students will learn basic skills associated with ornithology in the best classroom: nature! Students will leave with a general understanding of how and where to find certain common bird species found in North County San Diego, how to interact with the natural world without disturbing it, and how to get involved in the citizen science world. Leave campus for the morning and take flight on a tweet-worthy adventure!
     


  • AM - Studio Art: Ceramics and Watercolor Painting

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 .p.m
    Grades: 6 - 12
    Instructor: Ray Oakes
    Cost: $275 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  We are investigating the possibility of offering another ceramics camp later in the summer with a different teacher.  If you are interested in that, please contact the Summer Programs Director at summerprograms@pacificridge.org.  You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    If your student has a love for the arts or just wants to explore the world of art, this week-long course will be a perfect place for them. Regardless of their skill level, our projects will accommodate beginning students as well as those with more experience. We will start the week with a ceramics project. Students will learn clay terminology and ceramic techniques. In addition to seeing the clay two-firing process, students will glaze their compositions. Beginning students will work with a hand-built project while more advanced students will sharpen their skills at the potter’s wheel. In between firings, students will work on a nature watercolor painting and become better watercolorists. All materials will be supplied by Pacific Ridge School. The objective of the class is to have fun while enjoying the overall creative process.
  • PM - Creative Writing: Graphic Novels - Storytelling Through Art

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-9
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Students will develop a short graphic novel while learning about storyboarding, plotting, art, and other fiction techniques. Through short, but poignant dialogue to colorful and emotional art, graphic novels are one of the most interesting mediums used to tell a story. Students will enjoy the different ways to make art and writing mesh together seamlessly to tell a great story. They will engage in peer critique and brainstorming sessions. By the end of the week, students will have a finished and bound graphic novel of their own.
  • PM - Lower School Coed Cross Country Clinic

    Dates:  June 21 - June 25
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Brian Sullivan 
    Cost:  $275
    Onsite:  This clinic will be held on and around the PRS campus and is open to runners who do not attend Pacific Ridge School.
    This clinic is for middle school athletes interested in improving their fitness for other sports or for preparing for the cross country season in the fall or those that wish to improve their running capacity. This clinic will focus on developing proper biomechanics for running, strength training, and building mileage to be prepared for the summer training in order to be in peak fitness for the fall cross country season or their preferred sport. This clinic is open to runners who do not attend Pacific Ridge School.
  • PM - High School Mock Trial

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus
    In this workshop, students will learn how to conduct a trial, including opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments, while building their argumentation and critical analysis skills. Students will assume the roles of witnesses and attorneys for the defense and prosecution teams. Instruction will include advanced trial techniques like objections and witness impeachment, using real-life prosecutors, defense attorneys, and famous trials as examples. The workshop will conclude with students conducting 1-2 full length trials!
  • PM - Photography

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This one-week course will explore a variety of creative outlets through the lens of photography. Using digital SLR cameras (provided by Pacific Ridge School) students will learn both technical and artistic skills while capturing a range of subjects including portraits, landscapes, and abstracts. Students will practice basic and intermediate editing skills. We will craft imaginative projects using iPhoto and Photoshop while practicing how to offer positive and effective critique to fellow artists. At the conclusion of the course, students will compile a portfolio of their work.
  • PM - Woodworking

    Program Dates: June 21 - June 25
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 - 12
    Maximum: 14 students
    Instructor: Peyton Bray
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  There is a second section in Session 3 (July 6-9), which still has spaces.  You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    This week-long course is designed to make students feel comfortable using hand tools and power tools to build, fix, and solve problems.  Students will receive instruction in different ways to cut, attach, shape, and finish wood and other materials, while also learning how to handle tools safely.  Each student will leave camp with a finished project of his or her own design and the knowledge of how to use tools to create solutions.

Session 2: June 28 - July 2

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  • AM - Girls Write—Know who you are. Be who you are.

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Dina McQueen
    Cost:  $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this week-long writing workshop, you will be offered the opportunity to examine aspects of your life and integrate select experiences, people, and characteristics into personal narrative, and/or fiction. We start the week with a journal collaging activity and move methodically through a series of prompted writing activities, taking the writer step by step on a journey that ends up envisioning a life lived without regrets. Learn more about the Girls Write mission and approach at  www.GirlsWriteSD.org. On the last day of each session, the writers will have the opportunity to choose one piece of writing from the week that will be published on the Girls Write San Diego website blog.
  • AM - Introduction to Smartphone Video Production and Editing

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus
    This one-week smart phone video course will explore the most effective steps, through innovative hands-on opportunities, to seek the real meaning of art as life. Students will learn both the technical and artistic skills necessary to capture and edit a broad range of subjects and settings. You will learn and utilize basic and intermediate camera video capture and editing skills. As a class, you will create imaginative videos using iPhone and iMovie or comparable Android apps. We will also learn how to offer positive and effective critique to fellow artists. At the conclusion of the course, students will have several videos on the phone to showcase their work.
  • AM - Middle School Stock Market 101!

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  We have added another section in Session 6 (July 26-30), which is open to both middle and upper school students.  You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    Buy low, sell high! In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of investing and financial analysis while building their own stock portfolio. We will also explore bond purchases, portfolio investing, mutual funds, ETF’s, commodities, income statements, and IPO’s. Finally, students will manage their own stock portfolio and compete against classmates in a stock market game simulation! 
  • AM - Summer Quilting!

    Program Dates:  June 28 - July 2
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Class Size:  Max 6 students
    Instructor: Kate Michel
    Cost:  $300 (includes a $50 materials fee)
     
    In this class, quilters will learn basic sewing and quilting skills while working on a classic 4 patch quilt.  Quilters will practice sewing an accurate quarter inch seam while piecing a lap quilt, choosing from one of four colorways:  red, dusty blue, bright blue or magenta.  Once pieced, we will “l tie” and bind the quilt for a beautiful finish.  Quilters will be supplied with an extension pattern at the end of the session to start their own pattern library and help them build and practice their skills. 
  • PM - High School Stock Market 101!

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  We have added another section in Session 6 (July 26-30), which is open to both middle and upper school students.  You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    Buy low, sell high! In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of investing and financial analysis while building their own stock portfolio. We will also explore bond purchases, portfolio investing, mutual funds, ETF’s, commodities, income statements, and IPO’s. Finally, students will manage their own stock portfolio and compete against classmates in a stock market game simulation! 
  • PM - Interactive Fiction - Narrative Design in Video Games

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-9
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this week-long course, students will brainstorm and plot an interactive fiction game using the software Twine. Students will discuss the importance of a narrative in gaming, and how it helps immerse players into a story. They will learn how to plot, build characters, and learn various fiction writing techniques important to video games. By the end of the week, students will have a finished interactive fiction game that showcases different paths and various endings.
  • PM - Tinkering Camp

    Program Dates: June 28 - July 2
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Kim Viernes
    Cost:  $275 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  There is a second section in Session 5 (July 19-23), which still has spaces.  For students interested in working with tools in a shop, Woodworking (Session 3) also has a good number of spaces. You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    In this session students will use their imagination to become creators and innovators. Students will engage in hands-on, open-ended design challenges using real construction tools and materials. We will learn through doing, celebrate our mistakes, and work together to design and build. The class is facilitated by Kim Viernes, parent/architect/graphic designer and founder of tinkering camp. Kim Viernes has been inspired by and trained at Tinkering School SF. Curious?  Watch the TED talk by Tinkering School founder, Gever Tulley. Check out @tinkeringcampsd on Instagram and Facebook.

Session 3: July 6 - 9

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  • AM - Girls Soccer

    Dates: July 6 - July 9  (Tuesday – Friday)
    Time: 9:00 am  - 12:00 p.m.   
    Grades: 5 – 8
    Instructor: Alex Frumovitz (Middle School Girls Soccer Coach)
    Cost: $225
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Calling soccer players of all skill levels! Whether you are just learning about the game of soccer or are a seasoned veteran, the summer is a great time to work on your soccer skills. During these sessions, students improve upon fundamentals while having fun and learning team-building concepts. Players are grouped according to age and skill level for optimal learning and improvement. 
  • AM - Miniature Painting - Bringing Heroes and Monsters to Life with Painting

    Program Dates: July 6 - July 9
    Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $250 (includes a $25 materials fee)
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Through this workshop, students will learn the core basics of painting miniatures. Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, to Warhammer 40k, to miniature bust painting-- the possibilities are endless for students to be introduced to and be interested in. For many painters, these miniatures are used to tell a story, but they are also painted to make a game more tactile and interactive. Using the Reaper Bones Starter Kit, students will learn color theory, contrast, and layering, as well as techniques such as dry brushing, wet blending, and creating depth with simple acrylic paints. By the end of the week, they will have three or four painted miniatures to show off the techniques they have begun to master!
  • PM - Woodworking

    Program Dates: July 6 - July 9 (Tuesday – Friday)
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 - 12
    Class Maximum: 14 students
    Instructor: Peyton Bray
    Cost: $225
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long course is designed to make students feel comfortable using hand tools and power tools to build, fix, and solve problems. Students will receive instruction in different ways to cut, attach, shape, and finish wood and other materials, while also learning how to handle tools safely. Each student will leave camp with a finished project of their own design and the knowledge of how to use tools to create solutions.

Session 4: July 12 - 16

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  • AM - Girls Write—Know who you are. Be who you are.

    Program Dates: July 12- July 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Dina McQueen
    Cost:  $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this week-long writing workshop, you will be offered the opportunity to examine aspects of your life and integrate select experiences, people, and characteristics into personal narrative, and/or fiction. We start the week with a journal collaging activity and move methodically through a series of prompted writing activities, taking the writer step by step on a journey that ends up envisioning a life lived without regrets. Learn more about the Girls Write mission and approach at  www.GirlsWriteSD.org. On the last day of each session, the writers will have the opportunity to choose one piece of writing from the week that will be published on the Girls Write San Diego website blog.
  • AM - Introduction to CAD Design

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-9
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Engineering, design, architecture, animation, film, and graphic art all utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD). In this course, intended as an introduction to CAD, students will learn how to work with a software program called TinkerCAD. This intuitive program will teach students how to utilize a pallet of basic shapes, as well as positive and negative space, to create custom artwork and functional designs. Students will engage in a number of design challenges that will require both creativity and attention to detail. At the end of the week, each student will take home at least one object that they themselves have designed - 3D-printed to their exact specifications!
  • AM - Middle School Debate

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    I’m not arguing with you, I’m just explaining why I’m right! In Debate Camp, students will work together to research a topic, write an argument for or against the resolution, and present their case through exploring Public Forum and Parliamentary debate formats used by our local middle school and high school competitive debate leagues. We will discuss strategies for not only building one's own case but also anticipating counterarguments and responding directly to an opponent's claims. We will hone our research skills and explore topics with real-world relevance, while also practicing good sportsmanship and teamwork. 
  • AM - Role Playing Games: D & D

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    THIS CAMP IS FULL.  For students interested in fantasy or role-playing games, you should look at the Miniatures Painting camp during session 3 (July 6-9). You can sign up to be on the waiting list for this camp, but there’s no guarantee that any slots will come available.
    Join this course to create characters and stories about warriors and wizards, the divine and the devious, in a fantasy setting that inspires team-building, decision-making, empathy, and ethics in your everyday life. Dungeons & Dragons debuted as the first published roleplaying game in 1974, and the most recent edition is the most popular yet, in sales, organized game events, and appearances in TV shows, films, podcasts, and more. The game’s combination of structure with the freedom of individual and collective imagination have led to its crucial role in the development of video games and gaming culture, its current popularity in academic and media contexts, and its applications for social-emotional learning. In one week, you will: explore the basic rules and many freedoms of fantasy roleplaying games, create characters for an adventuring party, play through an adventure, and explore how to organize and run your own game as a Dungeon Master. 
  • PM - Creative Writing, Fantasy Building and World Building

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the PRS campus
    Students will spend this week-long course developing a believable and compelling fantasy world that will help them learn crucial concepts used throughout the world building process. This will include establishing rules, building societies and cultures, and structuring governments, while learning why it is important to include such things into a fantasy world. Students will engage in daily lectures and writing, and take part in facilitated workshops with peers for critique.
  • PM - High School Debate

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    I’m not arguing with you, I’m just explaining why I’m right! In Debate Camp, students will work together to research a topic, write an argument for or against the resolution, and present their case through exploring Public Forum and Parliamentary debate formats used by our local middle school and high school competitive debate leagues. We will discuss strategies for not only building one's own case but also anticipating counterarguments and responding directly to an opponent's claims. We will hone our research skills and explore topics with real-world relevance, while also practicing good sportsmanship and teamwork. 
  • PM - Photography

    Program Dates: July 12 - July 16
    Time: 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This one-week course will explore a variety of creative outlets through the lens of photography. Using digital SLR cameras (provided by Pacific Ridge School) students will learn both technical and artistic skills while capturing a range of subjects including portraits, landscapes, and abstracts. Students will practice basic and intermediate editing skills. We will craft imaginative projects using iPhoto and Photoshop while practicing how to offer positive and effective critique to fellow artists. At the conclusion of the course, students will compile a portfolio of their work.
  • PM - Robotics: Learn How to Make the Machines You Need to Take Over the World!

    Program Dates:  July 12 – July 16
    Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Brandon and Dylan Powell
    Cost: $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.
    This course will inspire your inner engineer when you design and build robots with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3. We will explore computer programming fundamentals and hands-on design challenges in small, collaborative groups. Using high-quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components, students will gain a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications. We will test, troubleshoot, and revise designs to improve robot performance as we teach our robots to interact with the world around them. Using EV3 Lab, students will learn basic programming skills and make robots navigate and interact with powerful EV3 sensors. Students of all levels of experience are invited to join! 

Session 5: July 19 - 23

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  • AM - 3D Printing

    Program Dates:  July 19 - July 23
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD
    Cost: $325 (includes a $50 materials fee)
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    3D printing has revolutionized the way things are made. In this course students will learn how to 3D print, or they will deepen their existing understanding of 3D printing, by designing, fabricating, and testing 3D printed model rockets! The course will explore 3D printing in a holistic way, from inception to a computer rendering, and from that rendering to the final 3D printed product. Each student will leave the course with an understanding of computer design and manufacturing software, various 3D printing methodologies, and the properties of the different materials used in 3D printing.
  • AM - Middle School Speech

    Program Dates: July 19 - July 23
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Public speaking and knowing how to express oneself persuasively are skills that will serve young people both in the classroom and beyond. In Speech Camp, we will work on developing presentation skills and creativity through a variety of speech styles used in the National Speech and Debate Association, ranging from humorous or dramatic readings (in which students select, interpret, and deliver a short piece of drama or literature) to original oratory (in which students research, write, and present a short evidence-driven speech). We will examine the elements of an effective speech and how students can use their voice and pacing to persuade, entertain, or inspire and audience.
  • PM - Girls Write––Know who you are. Be who you are.

    Program Dates: July 19 - July 23
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Dina McQueen
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Students who have already participated in a Girls Write camp will continue to develop their pieces and voices if they take multiple weeks.
     
    In this week-long writing workshop, you will be offered the opportunity to examine aspects of your life and integrate select experiences, people, and characteristics into personal narrative, and/or fiction. We start the week with a journal collaging activity and move methodically through a series of prompted writing activities, taking the writer step-step on a journey that ends up envisioning a life lived without regrets. Learn more about the Girls Write mission and approach at  www.GirlsWriteSD.org. On the last day of each session, the writers will have the opportunity to choose one piece of writing from the week that will be published on the Girls Write San Diego website blog.
  • PM - High School Speech

    Program Dates: July 19 - July 23
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 9-12
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Public speaking and knowing how to express oneself persuasively are skills that will serve young people both in the classroom and beyond. In Speech Camp, we will work on developing presentation skills and creativity through a variety of speech styles used in the National Speech and Debate Association, ranging from humorous or dramatic readings (in which students select, interpret, and deliver a short piece of drama or literature) to original oratory (in which students research, write, and present a short evidence-driven speech). We will examine the elements of an effective speech and how students can use their voice and pacing to persuade, entertain, or inspire an audience. 
  • PM - Rocket Creation and Launching

    Program Dates: July 19 - July 23
    Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 5-12
    Instructor: Thomas Peterschmidt ‘16
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Rocket creation deals with Physics, artistry, engineering, and propelling imaginations into the future. During this summer camp, all students who join will be able to build, design, and launch their own rockets from a starter kit. These activities will allow the students to learn about the intricacy of delicate craftsmanship as well as resilience. Students will be able to customize their rockets with spray paint and other details like stickers and fun colors. This camp will allow students to bring their math and science interests into reality and utilize the power of the rocket to defy gravity on the launch pad.  Each student will create, launch, and keep their own rockets by the end of camp.
  • PM - Tinkering Camp

    Program Dates: July 19 - July 23
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Kim Viernes
    Cost: $275 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this session students will use their imagination to become creators and innovators. Students will engage in hands-on, open-ended design challenges using real construction tools and materials. We will learn through doing, celebrate our mistakes, and work together to design and build. The class is facilitated by Kim Viernes, parent/architect/graphic designer and founder of tinkering camp. Kim Viernes has been inspired by and trained at Tinkering School SF. Curious?  Watch the TED talk by Tinkering School founder, Gever Tulley. Check out @tinkeringcampsd on Instagram and Facebook.

Session 6: July 26 - 30

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  • AM - Algebra/Geometry 1 Primer

    Program Dates:  July 26 – July 30
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 6-9
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $295
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus
    This course will cover the major areas of number manipulation, simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, linear inequalities, and dimensional analysis. Specific attention will be focused on integer exponents, square roots, fraction representations, inverse operations, distributive property, isolating variables, graphing on a number line, and single unit conversions. The course will seek to build new skills and mathematical ability, while reinforcing prior knowledge and competency. 
  • AM - Chess:  Intermediate to Advanced

    Dates: July 26 - July 30
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7 - 11
    Instructor: Scott Lyman
    Cost: $275
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this workshop, students will improve their cognitive skills through the timeless game of chess. One half of the workshop will be focused on developing chess strategy through warm-ups of chess problems before walking through past, iconic games of chessmasters, move-by-move. Students will develop analytical skills and discuss possibilities and outcomes through the study of past games by chessmasters. The other half of the workshop will be dedicated to students playing each other in the workshop’s tournament, designed to tally points in order to determine the workshop’s own chessmaster. Here, students will apply strategies learned as well as receive coaching and feedback on how to improve their individual level.

    * A basic knowledge of the rules of the game and how the pieces move is required in order to participate.
  • AM - Middle School Skills for Success

    Dates: July 26 - July 30
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7 & 8 (Only open for incoming Pacific Ridge School 7th & 8th graders)
    Instructor: Sarah Peeden (Assistant Head of Middle School)
    Cost: $295
    Onsite:  This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long course is designed to help incoming 7th grade Pacific Ridge students develop the skills needed to be successful in middle school.  Students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, collaborative learning, and Harkness discussion skills. They will also learn productivity strategies and tools such as organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. By introducing and using the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school. Students will also leave with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available on campus. The transition to a new school and into middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds with the transition and to help them fine-tune some of the skills they will need in middle school.
  • AM - Photography Masterclass: Capturing Light and Emotion

    Program Dates: July 26 - 30
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 8-12
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.
     
    The strongest tool to capture emotion in your photographs is, quite simply, your light. Photography is light. This course explores the amazing impact that light and emotion can have on creating visually compelling photographs. Students in this class will explore how to effectively capture both light and emotion through the lens and in post-production. They will learn how to identify various light situations, manipulate & control the scene or setting, and discover how these changes affect the emotions in their photos and the impact on the viewer. The course includes working with both outdoor and studio lighting scenarios, using editing software, and the possibility of printing a small portfolio at the end of the week. Digital photo experience is recommended but not required. Cameras are provided, or you can bring your own DSLR.
  • P.M. - Stock Market 101!

    Program Dates: July 26 - 30
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Spencer Burrows
    Cost: $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus
     
     
    This class will cover different information than the Stock Market 101 camps offered in Session 2.  Both sessions will offer unique information and students do not need to have been in Session 2 to participate in Session 6.  Session 6 is a Middle School /Upper School Combo camp.
     
    Buy low, sell high! In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of investing and financial analysis while building their own stock portfolio. We will also explore bond purchases, portfolio investing, mutual funds, ETF’s, commodities, income statements, and IPO’s. Finally, students will manage their own stock portfolio and compete against classmates in a stock market game simulation! 
  • PM - Algebra II Brush-up

    Dates: July 26 – July 30 
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Jose Ayala
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Start Algebra II on the right foot! After a year of Geometry, the foundations of Algebra can be a bit rusty. The goal of this workshop is to provide a strong review of the important concepts of Algebra I. Analytical skills are stressed more than simple mechanical skills, as students work on many models represented by linear, quadratic, and systems of equations. Desmos, Geogebra and/or the graphing calculator Texas Instrument (TI-84) are used as a learning tool. Don’t be stressed at the beginning of your next math class!

    Note: This course is recommended for students going into Algebra2/Trig or Algebra 2/Geo.
  • PM - Middle School Essay Writing Workshop

    Dates: July 26 - July 30
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 – 8
    Instructor: Ayo Salih
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this workshop, Middle School students will practice and gain confidence in all aspects of the essay-writing process, especially the ability to argue persuasively for a specific position. They will learn how to read for writing, brainstorm, develop a strong thesis statement, use supporting evidence, expand and analyze ideas, draft, and gain comfort with revision as the most important part of the writing process. This essay-writing workshop will benefit all Middle School students, whether they are building their writing foundations or simply wish to gain more practice and confidence with persuasive essay writing.
  • PM - Speaking With Your Hands: Beginning ASL

    Dates:  July 26 - July 30
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-9
    Cost: $275
    Instructor: Marcie Bibbins
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus
    “Sign is a live, contemporaneous, visual-gestural language and consists of hand shapes, hand positioning, facial expressions, and body movement. Simply put, it is for me the most beautiful, immediate, and expressive of languages, because it incorporates the entire human body.” - Myron Uhlberg 
    This course is for all students interesting in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Students participating in this course will learn the basics of sign language (such as how to sign the alphabet and numbers) as well as how to hold an introductory conversation! Throughout the course, the students will not only be introduced to signing, but also the culture within the ASL community and the importance of learning ASL. For the duration of the ASL Beginner`s Course, the students will be shown different resources to aid them in practicing, even after the course is finished. The content taught in this course will include topics that the students are most interested in! To keep this course fun and refreshing, I will be allowing the students to decide which topic they would like to learn for the day (out of a list of previously chosen topics) after we have covered the basics. By the end of this course, the students will have the knowledge of introducing themselves and having conversations at a beginner’s level. Although not a language offered at Pacific Ridge School, this will open the doors for students who are interested in learning the language (and given tools and tips on learning other languages as well)!
  • PM - Studio Arts: Ceramics

    Program Dates: July 26 – July 30
    Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 6 - 12
    Instructor: Garrett Reynolds
    Cost: $275 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    If your student has a love for creativity and wants to explore the world of clay and ceramics, this week-long camp will be a perfect place for them regardless of their skill level, as our projects will accommodate beginning students as well as those with more experience. Students will learn clay terminology, fundamental hand-building techniques to make their own unique pieces of art, and will glaze their projects. Beginning students will work with a hand-built project while more advanced students will sharpen their skills at the potter’s wheel. All materials will be supplied by Pacific Ridge School. The objective of this camp is to learn ceramics and have fun being creative!

Session 7: August 2 - 6

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  • AM - 9th & 10th Grade Launch for Success

    Dates: August 2 - August 6
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: Incoming 9th and 10th (this course is only for NEW PRS students)
    Instructor: Cecilia Shrivistava
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long course enhances academic skills that foster a successful transition to high school and Pacific Ridge School. Students improve classroom skills such as note taking, active reading, collaborative learning, and test taking. They also learn productivity strategies and tools such as time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. Finally, the class introduces students to the nature of high school disciplines (Biology, History, English, etc.) and the general expectations of those disciplines. Students leave with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available on campus. This class is specifically for students who are entering Pacific Ridge School as 9th or 10th graders.  Students who attended Pacific Ridge Middle School should not attend this camp.
  • AM - Coed Youth Volleyball

    Dates: August 2 - August 5 (Monday - Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Grades: 6 - 8
    Cost: $175
    Instructor: Jed Stotsenberg 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This clinic is for athletes who will compete for a position on their middle school team. Each session combines individual skill work, position training, group drills & various competition formats. We also emphasize advanced attacking, blocking, serving and defense, as well as advanced team offensive systems and defensive systems.
  • AM - Honors Algebra 2 Preparation

    Dates: August 2 – August 6
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Jose Ayala
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Start Honors Algebra 2 on the right foot! After a rocky end of the year, the foundational concepts covered in Advanced Algebra can be a bit rusty. The goal of this workshop is to provide a strong review of some of the important concepts of Advanced Algebra and Honors Geometry. Problem-based exercises from Phillips Exeter Academy alongside collaborative strategies will be used to review these concepts as students work on many models represented by linear, quadratic, and absolute value functions as well as systems of equations. Desmos, GeoGebra and the graphing calculator Texas Instrument (TI-84) are used as learning tools. Don’t be stressed at the beginning of your next math class!
     
    NOTE: This course is recommended for students going into Honors Algebra 2/Trig
  • AM - Middle School Skills for Success

    Dates: August 2 - August 6
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7 (Only open for incoming Pacific Ridge School 7th graders)
    Instructor: Sarah Peeden (Assistant Head of Middle School)
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long course is designed to help incoming 7th grade Pacific Ridge students develop the skills needed to be successful in middle school.  Students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, collaborative learning, and Harkness discussion skills. They will also learn productivity strategies and tools such as organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. By introducing and using the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school. Students will also leave with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available on campus. The transition to a new school and into middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds with the transition and to help them fine-tune some of the skills they will need in middle school.
  • AM - Upper School Girls Volleyball Clinic

    Dates: August 2 - August 5 (Monday - Thursday)
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9 - 12
    Cost: $175 
    Instructor: Jed Stotsenberg 
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This clinic is for athletes who will compete for a position on their upper school team in the fall. Each session combines individual skill work, position training, group drills & various competition formats. We also emphasize advanced attacking, blocking, serving and defense, as well as advanced team offensive systems and defensive systems.
  • PM - Competitive Badminton

    Dates: August 2 - August 6 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-12
    Instructor: Amy Fu
    Cost: $225
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This clinic is for anyone interested in learning how to play the high speed, exciting sport of competitive badminton.  Come for the fun and learn how to play at a more advanced level. It is a great sport to get in shape, and to work on your agility and stamina. Each session will combine individual skill work such as clear & drive shots, serves, and drops at the net. We also emphasize strategies for advanced singles and doubles players. Bring your own racquet or we can provide one for you. Are you ready to hit some birdies?
  • PM - Honors Geometry Preparation

    Dates: August 2 – August 6
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Jose Ayala
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    Start Honors Geometry on the right foot! Whether you are new or returning PRS student, the foundational concepts covered in Algebra 1 can be a bit rusty. The goal of this workshop is to provide a strong review of some of the important concepts of Advanced Algebra. Problem-based exercises from Phillips Exeter Academy alongside collaborative strategies will be used to review these concepts as students work on many models represented by linear, quadratic, and absolute value functions as well as systems of equations. Desmos, GeoGebra and the graphing calculator Texas Instrument (TI-84) are used as learning tools. Don’t be stressed at the beginning of your next math class!
     
    NOTE: This course is primarily recommended for new PRS students going into Honors Geometry
  • PM - Introduction to Algebra Prep: Boost Your Basic Math Skills!

    Program Dates:  August 2 - August 6
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7
    Instructor: Ann Zerlaut
    Cost: $295
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.
    Are you divided on the topic of fractions?  Do you feel less than 100% about percents?  Have you ever experienced negativity when confronted by negative numbers?
     
    Then this boost is for you!  We will review and enrich the basic math skills that continue to pester so many students after 6th grade.  We’ll learn what it really means to divide a fraction by a fraction (so much more interesting than “keep-change-flip!"), how to understand the world of percent work beyond the computations (what, exactly, is a 172% change in my chickens’ egg production?), and why we do what we do with signs (why is a negative times a negative a positive, and why is a positive times a positive NOT a negative?).  We’ll do this while having fun with some mind-bending puzzles, learning some random math history to dazzle the dinner table crowd, and NOT having any homework! Additionally, we’ll start getting comfortable with that fancy new calculator you are required to buy for 7thgrade: TI 84 Plus CE (note the CE!).
     
    Materials required: TI-84 Plus CE, a laptop, and a small 3 ring binder.  If you haven’t yet purchased your laptop or tablet, the school has a limited number of loaners available.
     
    Who should take this class? New PRS 7th graders who will be taking Intro to Algebra at PRS in the fall and who feel like they’d like a boost on the topics listed above, or non-PRS students who need to work on these skills.  This course is not intended for students taking Advanced Algebra. 
  • PM - Middle School Skills for Success

    Dates: August 2 - August 6
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 & 8 (Only open for incoming Pacific Ridge School 7th & 8th graders)
    Instructor: Sarah Peeden (Assistant Head of the Middle School)
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This week-long course is designed to help incoming 7th grade Pacific Ridge students develop the skills needed to be successful in middle school.  Students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, collaborative learning, and Harkness discussion skills. They will also learn productivity strategies and tools such as organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. By introducing and using the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school. Students will also leave with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available on campus. The transition to a new school and into middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds with the transition and to help them fine-tune some of the skills they will need in middle school.
  • PM - Robotics: Learn How to Make the Machines You Need to Take Over the World!

    Program Dates:  August 2 – August 6
    Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Brandon and Dylan Powell
    Cost: $275
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.
    This course will inspire your inner engineer when you design and build robots with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3. We will explore computer programming fundamentals and hands-on design challenges in small, collaborative groups. Using high-quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components, students will gain a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications. We will test, troubleshoot, and revise designs to improve robot performance as we teach our robots to interact with the world around them. Using EV3 Lab, students will learn basic programming skills and make robots navigate and interact with powerful EV3 sensors. Students of all levels of experience are invited to join! 
  • PM - Upper School Essay Writing Workshop

    Dates: August 2 - August 6
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 9 – 11 
    Instructor: Ayo Salih
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    In this workshop, Upper School students will practice and gain confidence in all aspects of the essay-writing process, especially the ability to argue persuasively for a specific position. They will learn how to read for writing, brainstorm, develop a strong thesis statement, use supporting evidence, expand and analyze their ideas, draft, and gain comfort with revision as the most important part of the writing process. This essay-writing workshop will benefit all Upper School students, whether they are building their writing foundations or simply wish to gain more practice and confidence with persuasive essay writing.

Session 8: August 9 - 13

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  • AM - AP Chemistry Primer

    Program Dates:  August 9 - August 13
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: Rising 11-12
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD 
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.

    NOTE: Because student schedules won't be published until August 2, we will fully refund any student who ends up not enrolled in AP Chemistry this year.
    AP Chemistry is a fast-paced, rigorous science course. Students have roughly 7 months to learn a full year of collegiate chemistry. At the end of this time, they will take a cumulative exam that will often allow them, if successful, to bypass their general chemistry course in college. AP Chemistry sets a high bar, so preparation is essential. This course is designed to facilitate review of the foundational concepts learned in each student’s 10th grade chemistry course, and give each student an understanding of what it means to work at a collegiate level in science. By the end of the course, students will have reviewed important foundational concepts related to atomic structure, the periodic table, and stoichiometry. In addition, students will have completed the majority of their AP Chemistry summer assignment. Most importantly, those who choose to participate in this course will be prepared to learn AP Chemistry with the speed and the level of rigor that the course demands.
  • AM - Chinese Language Primer:  Preparing for the Next Level

    Dates:  August 9 - August 13
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Amy Fu
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This refresher will provide a thorough review of the core vocabularies and basic grammar structures of first year Chinese learning objectives so students can start the year with confidence. Topics such as greeting others, making a self-introduction, talking about family members, daily routines and personal hobbies will be covered through project presentation and role-play speaking exercises. One the last day of class, we will also do some Chinese culture related activities, e.g. writing Chinese calligraphy, painting Beijing Opera Mask, and making dumplings. Students who have taken Chinese A and/or B (at PRS) and any student who has had Chinese class or tutoring are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Let's have fun speaking Chinese.  This class will be particularly helpful for students who want to enter high school Chinese with more confidence and preparation. Students who have never taken Chinese before should sign up for Chinese Primer:  Beginners Only instead of this class.
  • AM - Spanish Primer 1 for NEW STUDENTS

    Program Dates:  August 9 - August 13
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Cecilia Shrivastava 
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    ¿Quieres practicar español? If the answer is YES, come join the Spanish Primer Camp! We will review vocabulary and grammar structures of the first-year Spanish curriculum so students can start the year with confidence. Topics such as greeting others, talking about family members, the time and weather, colors, clothing, and personal hobbies will be covered through projects and hands-on activities. We will devote the last day of class to celebrate the cultures of Latin America, and what we have learned in class. Students who are new to PRS with no previous language experience, or those that took Spanish A are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This class will be particularly helpful for students who want to enter High School Spanish with more confidence and preparation.
  • PM - Chinese Language Primer:  Beginners Only

    Dates: August 9 - August 13
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Amy Fu
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    This course is for students who will be taking Chinese for the first time in this coming school year.  It will provide a preview of the core vocabularies and basic grammar structures of first year Chinese learning objectives so students can start the year with confidence. Topics such as greeting others, making a self-introduction, talking about family members, daily routines and personal hobbies will be covered through project presentation and role-play speaking exercises. One the last day of class, we will also do some Chinese culture related activities, e.g. writing Chinese calligraphy, painting Beijing Opera Mask, and making dumplings. This class will prepare Middle and Upper School students who are heading into Chinese A or Chinese 1.  Students with experience in Chinese should sign up for Chinese Primer:  Prepare for the Next Level instead of this course.
  • PM - Spanish Primer II – FOR MORE ADVANCED STUDENTS/PRS STUDENTS

    Program Dates: August 9 - 13
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Cecilia Shrivastava 
    Cost: $295
    Onsite: This course will run on the Pacific Ridge campus.
    ¿Necesitas revisar la gramática para Español 2 y 3? If the answer is YES, come join the Spanish Primer Camp! We will review vocabulary and grammar structures of B/1B/1/2 Spanish curriculums so students can start the year with confidence. Topics covered in Spanish 1, 2 and Spanish 3 at PRS will be reviewed in class, but which topics specifically will depend on class needs. We will devote the last day of class to celebrate the cultures of Latin America, and what we have learned in class. Students who are new to PRS that have taken Spanish 1 or 2 in the past, or those that have taken Spanish B/1B/1 and 2 are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This Spanish class will be particularly helpful for students who want to start the year with more confidence and preparation.
     

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  • Refund Policy

    More than 4 weeks notice: 100% refund
    2 to 4 weeks notice: 50% refund
    Less than 2 weeks notice: 25% refund
    Less than 1 week notice: No refund

    Please email summerprograms@pacificridge.org if you need to withdraw your child from a camp.

Questions?

For more information or to be updated when new camps are added, email us at summerprograms@pacificridge.org.