Summer Programs

You've heard of the Firebird Spirit, but have you felt it? From sports and science, to arts and technology, our summer programs and camps offer students age 10+ the opportunity to explore their interests and pursue their passions. Ignite your summer by exploring Pacific Ridge School Summer Programs!
Following the new state and county guidelines issued on Friday, July 17, the Pacific Ridge School Summer Programs will only run remote camps and courses for the remainder of the summer session.
Discover and develop the passions that fuel a purposeful life.

Session 1: June 15 - 19

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  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/15 - 6/18 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach:  Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max:  20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • A.M. Senior Intensive: College Essay Writing Workshop - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/15 - 6/19 (Monday – Friday)
    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 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
    Remote Course: This course will meet remotely using Zoom
    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. The Zoom platform works very well for individual and group work on writing.  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.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/15 - 6/18 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach:  Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 2: June 22 - 26

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  • A.M. Photography - Remote Only

    Program Dates: 6/22 - 6/26
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $260
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    This one-week summer camp will explore a variety of creative outlets through the lens of photography. Students will learn both technical and artistic skills while capturing a range of subjects including portraits, landscapes, and abstracts. This remote class will work with the cameras that students have at home – digital SLR, cellphones, or digital cameras.  The only requirement is that students can digitally upload their pictures. 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.
  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/22 - 6/25 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach:  Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max:  20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/22 - 6/25 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 3: June 29 - July 2

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  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/29 - 7/2 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost: $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 6/29 - 7/2 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach:  Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Multi-Week Classes Starting in Early July

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  • P.M. High School Current Events Research & Discussion - Remote Only

    Program Dates: Monday and/or Thursday afternoons, July 6 - August 6 (5 weeks)
    Time:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Grades: Rising 9th - 12th 
    Teacher:  Hilaire O’Hallaron
    Cost:  $150 for one day, $260 for both
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
     
    Students can participate one or both of the meeting times.  
    Come and discuss, explore, and understand the international and domestic issues that are influencing our world in these strange times. Together we will seek to learn and inquire about political, economic, social, and cultural issues that affect us while we live through the current health crisis. Come spend an hour per week discussing contemporary issues that are important to you in a respectful, meaningful, and active way. We will use a variety of sources and forms of media to share our differing opinions in a quest for a civil discourse about complicated subjects.  Topics could include, but are not limited to: Presidential Primaries, environmental issues, technology and security in a COVID-19 world, international politics in places like India, Israel, or the UK, the CARES Act and unemployment in the United States, Coronavirus and xenophobia, etc.

Session 4: July 6 - 10

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  • A.M. Tinkering Camp

    Tinkering Camp
    Program Dates: 7/6 - 7/10
    Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Kim Viernes
    Cost:  $260
    On-Site Course:  This course will only run if able to do so on-site.  Registration fees will be fully refunded if on-site classes are not allowed by the County Health Department.
    In this summer camp students will use their imagination to become creators and innovators. Students will engage in open-ended design challenges using real machine parts, hardware, and construction 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 San Diego. Kim Viernes has been inspired by and trained at #tinkeringschoolsf. Curious? Watch the TED talk by Tinkering School founder, Gever Tulley.
  • A.M. Interactive Fiction - Narrative Fiction with Game Design

    Program Dates:  7/6 - 7/10
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Grades: 5-9
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $260
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.  If we must close campus for any reason, this course will run remotely using Zoom.
    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.
  • A.M. Speech (can pair with Debate on 7/13-7/17)

    Program Dates: Speech 7/6 – 7/10 
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
    Cost: $260 for each week or $475 when combined with Debate
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.  If we must close campus for any reason, this course will run remotely using Zoom.
    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, 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 a good speech and how students can use their voice and pacing to persuade, entertain, or inspire an audience. The final day of the session will conclude with an opportunity for students to showcase their work for parents, friends, and other guests.
  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/6 - 7/9 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max:  20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Introduction to CAD Design

    Dates:  7/6 - 7/10
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-9
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD
    Cost:  $260
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.  If we must close campus for any reason, this course will run remotely using Zoom.
    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!
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/6 - 7/9 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 5: July 13 - 17

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  • A.M. Debate (can pair with Speech on 7/6-7/10)

    Program Dates: Debate 7/13 – 7/17 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
    Cost: $260 for each week or $475 when combined with Speech
    Onsite:  This course will run on the PRS campus.  If we must close campus for any reason, this course will run remotely using Zoom.
    I'd like to have an argument please! In Debate Camp, students will work together to research a topic, write an argument for or against the resolution, and present their case through a combination of pre-written speeches, cross-examination, and extemporaneous speaking. 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. The final day of the session will conclude with an opportunity for students to showcase their work for parents, friends, and other guests.
  • A.M. Photography

    Dates: 7/13 - 7/17 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $260 
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom.
    This one-week summer camp will explore a variety of creative outlets through the lens of photography. Using digital SLR cameras (provided by Pacific Ridge School if camps are on-site), 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.
  • P.M. Elements of Fiction: From Short Stories to Novels - Remote Only

    Program Dates: 7/13 - 7/20
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost: $260
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom.
    This class is for students who are interested in ways to boost their creativity or try something new and exciting. Elements of Fiction gives students the opportunity to explore the different avenues for fiction writing and the chance to turn the ideas bouncing around in their heads into actual stories. Students will study and practice specific elements of fiction writing, while also getting a chance to share their work and get feedback from their peers and the teacher. Topics such as scene and setting, plotting, and creating compelling characters will be covered. Workshop, lecture, discussion of published writing and the craft will form the center of the class.

Session 6: July 20 - 24

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  • A.M. 3D Printing! - Remote Only

    Program Dates:  July 20 - July 24
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD
    Cost: $320 (includes a $50 materials fee)
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    3D printing has revolutionized the way that things get made. In this summer camp, students will learn how to 3D print, or they will deepen their existing understanding of 3D printing. The course will explore 3D printing in a holistic way, from an idea 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. Each student will move at their own pace, with the goal of creating (at least) one 3D printed model of their own - if you can dream it, you can build it! If the course runs remotely, projects will get printed and sanitized after class and will be available for pick up at an established time throughout the week.
  • A.M. Introduction to Smartphone Video Production & Editing - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/20 - 7/24
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $260 
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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 their phone to showcase their work.
  • A.M. Role-Playing Games: High School D & D - Remote Only

    Dates:  7/20 - 7/24
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages: 9th grade or older
    Instructor: Dr. Brook Haley
    Cost:  $260 
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom or similar platform. 
    In this summer of social distancing and remote learning, you can still adventure out into fantastic settings and create camaraderie with Dungeons & Dragons! Join this camp to create characters and collective 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. D&D debuted as the first roleplaying game in 1974, and the most recent edition is the most popular yet, in sales, organized events, and appearances in TV shows, films, podcasts, and more. D&D’s combination of structure with the freedom of individual and collective imagination directly inspires video games and gaming culture, its current popularity in academic, media, and social-emotional learning contexts. In one week, you will: explore the basic rules and freedoms of fantasy roleplaying games, create characters for an adventuring party, play through an adventure, and learn to organize and run your own game as a Dungeon Master. Online resources will allow us to recreate, and even enhance, the tabletop experience remotely. Dr. Haley has played and led countless Dungeons & Dragon campaigns with players as young as six years old, official Adventurers’ League events, and support groups for veterans with PTSD. He currently serves as the faculty leader of the Pacific Ridge D&D Club.
  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/20 - 7/23 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Creative Writing: Fantasy Writing and World Building - Remote Only

    Dates:  7/20 - 7/24
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Katelyn Meza
    Cost:  $260
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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 facilitated workshopping with peers for critique.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/20 - 7/23 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 7: July 27-31

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  • A.M. 9th Grade Launch for Success - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/27 - 7/31 (Monday - Friday)
    Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: Rising 9th 
    Instructor: Cecilia Shrivistava
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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 graders.  Students who attended Pacific Ridge Middle School should not attend this camp.
  • A.M. Debate - Remote Only

    Program Dates: Debate 7/27 – 7/31 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: Between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Specific time to be set by teacher and students)
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Claire Tam
    Cost: $260
    Remote: This course will run remotely using Zoom 
     
    I'd like to have an argument please! In Debate Camp, students will work together to research a topic, write an argument for or against the resolution, and present their case through a combination of pre-written speeches, cross-examination, and extemporaneous speaking. 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. The final day of the session will conclude with an opportunity for students to showcase their work for parents, friends, and other guests. This class has been specially redesigned to account for remote learning. We recognize that from virtual panels to our own 9th grade orations, it is becoming increasingly important that we know how to communicate online. Students will also receive coaching in delivering compelling arguments in a virtual environment. This class is facilitated by Claire Tam, who has coached the speech and debate team since 2019. She also competed in both speech and debate when in high school, and participated in the Wellesley Debates program while in undergrad.
  • A.M. History of the Sword - Remote Only

    Program Dates: 7/27 - 7/31
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    Instructor: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
    Cost: $260 
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    Are you a fan of ancient history, high fantasy, military technology, or cool stuff in general? Then look no further than the History of the Sword summer program! One of humanity's oldest and most important weapons, the sword’s purpose and function is summarized well by Jon Snow in Game of Thrones: “Stick ‘em with the pointy end.” Yet from this simple sounding summary springs a world of nuance. Taught by fight choreographer, ancient historian, and PRS alumnus Cosmo Cothran-Bray, this course will examine the evolution and importance of military technology from the ancient world through the 19th century. We will pay specific focus to why slight variations on the same basic concept--sharp, pointy stick--can make a world of difference on the battlefield. And of course, no class studying ancient weapons would be complete without some hands-on (gloved, masked, and socially distanced hands to be sure) training. Using dummy training swords, students will be given an introduction to some of the basic techniques of fight choreography, and the course will conclude with a final performance of originally choreographed duels! So grab your notebooks and your armor, and come join the ranks of the school’s sharpest summer program, The History of the Sword. The fight choreography instruction will still be a part of the program if we are required to meet remotely, but the dueling will not.
  • A.M. AP Chemistry Primer - Remote Only

    Program Dates:  July 27-31
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Grades: Rising 11-12
    Instructor: Noel M. Ellis, PhD 
    Cost:  $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • A.M. Middle School Skills for Success - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/27 - 7/31 (Monday - Friday)
    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 the Middle School)
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL
    The transition to a new middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds get to know their new school and fine-tune some of the skills they will need in the coming year.
     
     "Middle School Skills for Success" is a week-long course designed for incoming 7th and 8th-grade Pacific Ridge students. In the class, students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, and collaborative learning through Harkness discussion, games, and other engaging and interactive activities. At the same time, students will learn productivity strategies and tools such as digital and physical organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. During the week, students will also be introduced to the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, Zoom, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running with their laptops on the first day of school. Lastly, students will leave the course with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available at PRS and where to find these resources on campus and via digital tools.
     
    Course instruction and activities will include group coursework, individual assignments, and one-on-one meetings and support from Ms. Peeden and other PRS faculty. 
     
    This course requires a laptop.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Ms. Peeden.  
  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/27 - 7/30 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach:  Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max:  20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost: $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athlete’s based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 7/27 - 7/30 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost:  $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 8: August 3-7

List of 11 items.

  • A.M. Honors Algebra II Preparation - Remote Only

    Dates:  8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Jose Ayala
    Cost: $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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 intended for students who will be taking Honors Algebra 2/Trig during the 2020/2021 school year.
  • A.M. Solving Equations and Working with Variables - Remote Only

    Dates:  8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 7 & 8
    Instructor: Ann Zerlaut
    Cost: $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    Are you taking Algebra I this fall?  Feel a little shaky on working with variables and solving equations?  This course will focus on the two most important Pre-algebra skills you will need for success in Algebra I.  After reviewing simplifying expressions by combining like terms and using the algebraic properties (including the distributive property), we will shore up our equations solving skills with guided practice for all types of equations from one-step to multi-step.  Additionally, we will work with fractional coefficients, discuss what it means to find a solution and how to check it, recognize equations with no solutions and infinitely many solutions, and develop confidence in isolating a variable.  The aim of this course is to help you start the school year as a confident equation solver who is more prepared for Algebra I. Please have a calculator ready to use.  
  • A.M. Middle School Skills for Success - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    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 the Middle School)
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    The transition to a new middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds get to know their new school and fine-tune some of the skills they will need in the coming year.
     
     "Middle School Skills for Success" is a week-long course designed for incoming 7th and 8th-grade Pacific Ridge students. In the class, students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, and collaborative learning through Harkness discussion, games, and other engaging and interactive activities. At the same time, students will learn productivity strategies and tools such as digital and physical organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. During the week, students will also be introduced to the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, Zoom, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running with their laptops on the first day of school. Lastly, students will leave the course with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available at PRS and where to find these resources on campus and via digital tools.
     
    Course instruction and activities will include group coursework, individual assignments, and one-on-one meetings and support from Ms. Peeden and other PRS faculty. 
     
    This course requires a laptop.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Ms. Peeden.  
  • A.M. Upper School Essay Writing Workshop - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 -8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Grades: 9 – 11 
    Instructor: Claire Tam
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • A.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/6  (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (Pacific Ridge Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost: $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.
  • P.M. Photography - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 5-8
    Instructor: Doug Devlin
    Cost: $260
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    This one-week summer camp will explore a variety of creative outlets through the lens of photography. Using digital SLR cameras (provided by Pacific Ridge School if camps are on-site), 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.
  • P.M. Algebra Brush-up - Remote Only

    Dates:  8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Jose Ayala
    Cost: $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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 exponential functions as well as systems of equations. The graphing calculator Texas Instrument (TI-84) is used as a learning tool. Don’t be stressed at the beginning of your next math class!
  • P.M. Senior Intensive: College Essay Writing Workshop - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/7 (Monday – Friday)
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 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
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • P.M. Middle School Skills for Success - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 (Only open for incoming Pacific Ridge School 7th graders)
    Instructor: Sarah Peeden (Assistant Head of the Middle School)
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    The transition to a new middle school is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging for students. This course is designed to help new Firebirds get to know their new school and fine-tune some of the skills they will need in the coming year.
     
     "Middle School Skills for Success" is a week-long course designed for incoming 7th and 8th-grade Pacific Ridge students. In the class, students will improve classroom skills such as writing, note taking, active reading, and collaborative learning through Harkness discussion, games, and other engaging and interactive activities. At the same time, students will learn productivity strategies and tools such as digital and physical organization, time management, test preparation, goal setting, motivation and concentration. During the week, students will also be introduced to the technological platforms required of them during the year, such as their Pacific Ridge email account, PowerSchool Learning, Zoom, and Google Drive, students will be ready to hit the ground running with their laptops on the first day of school. Lastly, students will leave the course with a clear understanding of the various academic and student support services available at PRS and where to find these resources on campus and via digital tools.
     
    Course instruction and activities will include group coursework, individual assignments, and one-on-one meetings and support from Ms. Peeden and other PRS faculty. 
     
    This course requires a laptop.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Ms. Peeden.  
  • P.M. Middle School Essay Writing Workshop - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/7 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7 – 8
    Instructor: Hilaire O'Hallaron
    Cost: $275
    Remote Course:  This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • P.M. Performance Training - Remote Only

    Dates: 8/3 - 8/6 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    Grades: 7 - 12 
    Coach: Casey Wheel (PRS Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    Max: 20 students per session
    Summer Training Cost: $125 for PRS students; $500 for non-PRS students
    PE Credit Cost: $500 for PRS Students; not available for non-PRS students
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    For athletes looking to transform and maximize their athleticism, Coach Wheel will be leading a virtual group performance training all summer long via Zoom. The program will improve an athlete’s strength, speed, agility, vertical jump, flexibility, and more. Due to the virtual demands, Coach Wheel will work with the athletes based on equipment and space available at their home.
    Pacific Ridge School athletes may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $125 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Pacific Ridge School students who want to earn a trimester of PE credit may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Athletes who do not attend Pacific Ridge School may work with Coach Wheel throughout the summer for the one-time $500 registration fee.  Once you have registered, you will set up your schedule with Coach Wheel.
    Students who miss more than two arranged sessions without advance notice may be dropped from the course and have to re-register to participate if space remains.

Session 9: August 10 - 14

List of 3 items.

  • A.M. Chinese Primer: Prepare for the Next Level - Remote Only

    Dates:  8/10 - 8/14 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Amy Fu
    Cost:  $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • A.M. Chinese Primer: Beginners Only - Remote Only

    Dates:  8/10 - 8/14 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Amy Fu
    Cost:  $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    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.
  • A.M. Spanish Language Primer: Beginner Spanish 2 - Remote Only

    Program Dates:  August 10 - 14 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Grades: 7-10
    Instructor: Cecilia Shrivastava 
    Cost:  $200
    Remote Course: This class will meet remotely using Zoom
    ¿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 have taken Spanish A and/or B at PRS, and any student who has had Spanish class or tutoring 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.

Questions?

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