Xian Yun CA’s Summer Academic Camps are an extension of Xian Yun CA’s rigorous Academic Program, focusing on applied knowledge, understanding, and practical applications. We are lucky to have a great team of teachers who are passionate about summer learning and are dedicated to inspire and support students towards their goals while stimulating intellectual curiosity and development of students’ own understandings. Our small class sizes allow students to receive individualized attention from teachers. Students may choose from Dance, Theater, Fine Arts, Leadership, Sewing & Craft camps in combination with their academic camps, making their summer a meaningful yet fun and memorable experience!
Awaken Your Inner Leader
These camps are an extension of Xian Yun CA’s rigorous Academic Program, which emphasizes applied knowledge and practical applications. We have a great team of teachers who are passionate about summer learning and are dedicated to inspiring students and supporting them with their endeavors, stimulating intellectual curiosity and the development of their own understandings.
Our small class size allows students to receive individualized attention from teachers. Students will be able to choose a variety of activities and camps, involving dance, performing, fine arts, leadership, sewing and craft camps, in combination with their academic camps, to make their summer 2017 fun but meaningful – a memorable time.
ACADEMICS & LEADERSHIP
|Session I||Session II||Session III||Full Day (cost/session of 3 weeks)||Half Day (cost/session)||Other options for ½ day camps|
|6/5 -6/23||6/26-7/14||7/17-8/4||9:00am- 3:30pm||Morning 9am-noon;Afternoon 12:30-3:30pm|
|Leadership I||Boys/Girls 11-13||X||✓||X||X||Afternoon$900||– Drawing and Color
– Chinese Conversation and Performance Camp
|Leadership II||Boys/Girls 14-17||X||X||✓||X||Afternoon$900||– Drawing and Color|
|News Writing Camp||Boys/Girls 11+||✓||✓||X||X||Morning$800||– Leadership Camp I|
|Math Camp||Boys/Girls 10-14||X||✓||✓||X||Morning$750||– Youth Dance Intensive
– Boys Dance Camp
– Textile Arts & Design
– Leadership Camp I
|SAT, PSAT / NMSQT Test Preparation||Boys/Girls 12+||X||✓||✓||X||9:00am-12:00pm every Tues & Thurs$500 per session||– Leadership Camp
– Textile Art & Design
|* Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below five (5) students.|
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
|4:00-6:00pm||Guitar / Music||Singing||Fine Arts||Theater / Music / Performing Art||Sewing / Crafts|
|May choose Library supervision only for $10 per day.|
|$420 per 3-week session|
|4:00-5:00pm||Preschooler Dance||Preschooler Dance||Preschooler Dance||Preschooler Dance||Preschooler Dance|
|$225 per 3-week session|
Additional Information & Fees
- Weekly field trips to nearby parks for BBQ/Picnic (meals and transportation included)
- Free early drop off after 8:30am.
- Extended afterschool education programs from 4:00-6:00pm
- Extended before school activities from 7:30-8:30am $6 per day.
- Lunch $6 per day (Monday to Thursday).
- Nutritious lunch buffet $6 per day (Monday to Thursday)
- New student registration fee $50.
- Performing arts and visual arts camp tuition includes $30 fee for costume rental or art supplies.
- Students in Textile Art & Design Camp must bring own fabric.
- 10% early bird discount if registered before 3/20/2017 (with 20% deposit paid). Deposit will not be refundable in case of student withdrawal.
Leadership Camp II (ages 14-17)
|SESSION III||July 17 – August 4||$900|
|(12:30 – 3:30pm)|
Who is it for?
Middle and High school students interested in developing leadership skills and soft skills.
In this highly active two week course students will learn valuable “soft skills” in the fields of conflict resolution & mediation, teamwork, leadership, debate, interviewing, public speaking, and storytelling. Their coach will be Mr. Lee Randazzo (M.Ed), a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, high school peer mediation advisor, storyteller, high school debate team coach, and professional educator with over 20 years experience.
Media Reporting Camp (ages 11+)
Who is it for?
High school students interested in writing and/or journalism
|SESSION I||June 5 – 23||$800|
|SESSION II||June 26 – July 14||$800|
|(9:00am – 12:00pm)|
In this course, students will use effective methods for news gathering, reporting and writing. The process includes acquiring basic interviewing techniques, which is a vital skill. Students will also discuss current events and analyze relevant topics in the field of journalism.
Students will learn how to gather information and write actual news stories by using the same techniques as professional journalists.
Notebook with paper and pens/pencil.
Games & Mathematical Thinking Math Camp (ages 10+)
|SESSION II||June 26 – July 14||$750|
|SESSION III||July 17 – August 4||$750|
|(9:00am – 12:00pm)|
Who is it for?
5th to 9th Graders.
Throughout the ages and in various cultures, people have played games. How do games involve mathematical thinking? We will play various types of games, ask and answer mathematical questions, design our own games, play our own games, and reflect on how to improve our games!
The games involve physical skills games, card games, strategic games, board games, dice games, and logic puzzles from various historical time periods and regions, such as China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Persia, Europe, and the United States.
The camp intends to help students :
- understand how mathematical questions arise from daily life
- become more confident with mathematical thinking
- enjoy problem solving – become persistent with improving their designs
- Physical Skills Games I: team work, mental math
- Card Games: number of possibilities, number patterns, exponents, algebraic expressions
- Dice Games I: probabilities, fractions, square and cube roots
- Board Games I: strategies, equations
- Physical Skills Games II: teamwork, mental math
- Board Games II: geometry of triangles and other shapes, symmetry, big numbers
- Dice Games II: dilations, scatter plots, probabilities, solids
- Logic Puzzles: reasoning
The sessions are independent from each other. A student may attend both or only one session.
Students are able to connect with previous mathematical understanding and skills, while gaining new understandings and more practice.
Math Camp: Algebra I (ages 11+)
|SESSION II||June 26 – July 14||$3,000
for 2 sessions
|SESSION III||July 17 – August 4|
|(9:00am – 12:00pm)|
Who is it for?
The courses are designed for 7th-grade students who aspire to skip 8th-grade math and take Algebra I in 8th grade as well as 8th-grade students who want to become more solid with algebraic and geometric thinking.
These math courses are designed for students to become more confident with mathematical thinking and problem solving. Mathematical activities from different real-life contexts help students to be engaged and become more solid with the following topics:
Exponents, square roots and cube roots, number patterns and algebraic expressions, slope, equations, word problems.
The Pythagorean Theorem, symmetry, rigid motion and dilation, big and small numbers (scientific notation), scatter plots, solids.
The courses are independent from each other. A student may attend both or only one session.
Students are able to connect with previous mathematical understanding and skills, gain new understandings and more practice, and are prepared for high school math.
Tasks, activities, problems, and practice sheets from various sources.
SAT, PSAT/NMSQT Test Prep. Camp (ages 12+)
|SESSION II||* June 27 – July 13||$500|
|SESSION III||* July 18 – August 3||$500|
|* Tuesdays, Thursdays (10:00am – 12:00pm)|
Many admissions and scholarship decisions are strongly impacted by students’ performance on standardized tests throughout their academic career, whether the PSAT, the SAT or ACT, or graduate tests such as the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. In this course, students are given the tools to succeed on the PSAT/NMSQT, the SAT, and other standardized tests. Topics in mathematics, critical reading, and grammar are reviewed extensively in the context of actual standardized test questions.
Additionally, the course focuses on test-taking strategies, including recognizing patterns in questions, recognizing and deconstructing the types of questions being asked, identifying “trick” and “decoy” answers, and test organization and time management. The instructor will work individually with each student and in groups to reinforce students’ challenge areas for standardized tests.
Several of the instructor’s previous students have won National Merit Scholarships and gone on to top universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, UCLA, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and others.