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2022 Summer Camp

Note: Half-day camps can be combined as full-day camps from 8:30am-5pm.

  • Week 6 (08/15-08/19)

    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together For Grade 1st-3rd grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     

     

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 08/15 to 08/19  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the 4th camp out of 4 Academic Advance camps for grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG or SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math/Math Olympiad/Word Problem Solvings 
    (b) Advanced Reading and Vocabulary by Wordly Wise or Classical Root
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Amanda Carson

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    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the 2nd out of 2 CogAt camps.

     

    Academic Advance and SUMMA Test Preparation CogAt Camp for Grade 5

    This 2 weekly-half-day camp package is to prepare students for the CogAt tests in the coming Fall term.

    This is a SUMMA Package for rising 5th graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA CogAt tests. The tests can be selected to take in the coming Fall semester. Scoring 99 percentile in CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA in middle school. Or scoring one 99 percentile in ITBS Math or Reading, plus one 97 percentile in another ITBS test or CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA too. 

    This camp will teach the skills for all 9 sections in CogAt tests and do practice and mock tests. Summer CogAt test preparation are designed to finish by 2 weeks of half-day camps. The week 1 of CogAt Camp will work on Verbal Analogy, Verbal Classification, Verbal Sentence Completion and Number Analogy, Number Puzzles. The week 2 of CogAt camp will focus on Figure Analogy, Figure Classification, Paper Folding and Number Series.

    Note: We will assign an online assessement test for each section along the camp days so that parents will get the student performance report by those online assessment tests.

     

    Instructor: Julie Weindel

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    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 2nd out of 2 CogAt camps.

    Academic Advance and SUMMA Test Preparation CogAt Camp for Grade 3

    This 2 weekly-half-day camp package is to prepare students for the CogAt tests in the coming Fall term.

    This is a SUMMA Package for rising 3rd graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA CogAt tests. The tests can be selected to take in the coming Fall semester. Scoring 99 percentile in CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA in middle school. Or scoring one 99 percentile in ITBS Math or Reading, plus one 97 percentile in another ITBS test or CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA too. 

    This camp will teach the skills for all 9 sections in CogAt tests and do practice and mock tests. Summer CogAt test preparation are designed to finish by 2 weeks of half-day camps. The week 1 of CogAt Camp will work on Verbal Analogy, Verbal Classification, Verbal Sentence Completion and Number Analogy, Number Puzzles. The week 2 of CogAt camp will focus on Figure Analogy, Figure Classification, Paper Folding and Number Series.

    Note: We will assign an online assessement test for each section along the camp days so that parents will get the student performance report by those online assessment tests.

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson

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    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the second week of Robotics Camp. We will continue to explore the different ways to build our Robotics and learn how to control it by coding too.

    Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp II for K-2

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists!

    Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!

    This Robotics Camp for K-2nd graders introduces the world's coolest robotics program as listed in Robots from National Geographic KIDS.

    Students will continue to explore more with the amazing LEGO Creators, LEGO Boost Educational Robots and LEGO Wedo 2.0. Through hands-on learning, students will have lots of fun and gain exceptional knowledge about design, construction, mechanics, and programming. They will make different robots.

    LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set

    LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set 45300

     

     

    Instructor: Lily Renspurger

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    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    This camp is limited to 12 students. This camp will have integrated outdoor sports time.

    Public Speech/Debate Camp

    This camp focuses on public speech and oral communication. Students will build up confidence and learn communication skills in the camp. We will go through following 5 units

    Unit 1: Introduction to Speech
    Students will learn essential speech techniques that they will be developing over the course of the class. They will learn the process of writing and prepare a speech and set goals for their learning.

    Unit 2: Informative 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak informatively through analyzation and practice. Students will be able to work through the process of collecting information through research and sharing that information in a logical and organized way, using effective public speaking skills.

    Unit 3: Persuade 
    Students will learn the value of and techniques to speak persuasively. They will be able to determine the difference between fact and opinion based argument, and effectively persuade an identified audience using sound reasoning and relevant evidence.

    Unit 4: Entertain 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak to entertain a specific audience, practising with both ideas of their own and others’. Students will work through the process of developing a speech to inform and presenting with appropriate tone and body language for the audience and purpose.

    Unit 5: Introduction to Debate
    Students will be able to understand opposing viewpoints then choose and defend one viewpoint or the other, using logical reasoning and relevant evidence in the appropriate debate format.

    Instructor: Julie Weindel

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    08/15 to 08/19  5 half days Monday-Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm $250/camp This is a hybrid camp so students can also join the camp online from home.Location: Rm 3

    This camp is limited to 10 students.

    This camp will teach the basics of Python programming by solving small problems through hands-on projects.

    The camp will also briefly introduce students to the ACSL Junor computer programming contest.

    Instructor: Craig Kaercher;  Amanda Carson

  • Week 1 (07/11-07/15)

    07/11 to 07/15  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the 1st camp out of 5 Academic Advance camps for Grade 1-3. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG and SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math 
    (b) Reading and Vocabulary, Story telling
    (c) Creative Writing and Writing Skills
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 1st camp out of 4 Academic Advance camps for grade 5-6 in Summer. This camp is limited to 8 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for SUMMA program. We teach PreAlgebra in this group to prepare students for the middle school math placement test.

    (a) Singapore Math/Number to Algebra/PreAlgebra/Math Olympiad/Word Problem Solvings 
    (b) Advanced Reading and Vocabulary by Wordly Wise and Classical Root
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the 1st out of 3 ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading camps for 4th and 5th grade in Summer.

    SUMMA ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading Camp I for Grade 4 and 5

    This is a camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA/TAG Reading/Math tests. The SUMMA Reading/Math tests (either ITBS or OSAS) scoring 99 percentile for both reading and math will qualify the SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    Oregon Statewide Assessments, OSAS Math/Reading tests are similar as the ITBS Math/Reading tests. BSD schools are offering OSAS math/reading tests for all students from 3rd grade to 5th grade in Spring term since 2022. The OSAS math/reading tests will be used to qualify the TAG in elementary school and SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    Students will get to know the Math/Reading tests and work on the required skills in the camp. The student performance report for test readiness will be delivered home at the end of the camp.

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half days Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth; raises your IQ; teaches planning and foresight; sparks your creativity; increases problem-solving skills and optimizes memory improvement

    This camp will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns. 
    The class is going to cover STRATEGY - the long-term structural considerations that reveal the depth and inner logic of chess! Students will learn about harder and more complicated checkmate patterns too. 

    In this camp, we will have 1 hour outdoor sports everyday too.

    Instructor: Kyle Liu

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This camp is limited to 12 students. This camp will have integrated outdoor sports time.

    Public Speech/Debate Camp

    This camp focuses on public speech and oral communication. Students will build up confidence and learn communication skills in the camp. We will go through following 5 units

    Unit 1: Introduction to Speech
    Students will learn essential speech techniques that they will be developing over the course of the class. They will learn the process of writing and prepare a speech and set goals for their learning.

    Unit 2: Informative 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak informatively through analyzation and practice. Students will be able to work through the process of collecting information through research and sharing that information in a logical and organized way, using effective public speaking skills.

    Unit 3: Persuade 
    Students will learn the value of and techniques to speak persuasively. They will be able to determine the difference between fact and opinion based argument, and effectively persuade an identified audience using sound reasoning and relevant evidence.

    Unit 4: Entertain 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak to entertain a specific audience, practising with both ideas of their own and others’. Students will work through the process of developing a speech to inform and presenting with appropriate tone and body language for the audience and purpose.

    Unit 5: Introduction to Debate
    Students will be able to understand opposing viewpoints then choose and defend one viewpoint or the other, using logical reasoning and relevant evidence in the appropriate debate format.

    Instructor: Julie Weindel

  • Week 2 (07/18-07/22)

    07/18 to 07/22  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the 2nd camp out of 5 Academic Advance camps for Grade 1-3. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG and SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math 
    (b) Reading and Vocabulary, Story telling
    (c) Creative Writing and Writing Skills
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    This is the 2nd camp out of 4 Academic Advance camps for grade 4-6 in Summer. This camp is limited to 8 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for SUMMA program. We teach PreAlgebra in this group to prepare students for the middle school math placement test.

    (a) Singapore Math/Number to Algebra/PreAlgebra/Math Olympiad/Word Problem Solvings 
    (b) Advanced Reading and Vocabulary by Wordly Wise and Classical Root
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma;  Noah Walsh

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 2nd out of 3 ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading camps for 4th and 5th grade in Summer.

    SUMMA ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading Camp II for Grade 4 and 5

    This is a camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA/TAG Math/Reading tests. The SUMMA Math/Reading tests (either ITBS or OSAS) scoring 99 percentile for both reading and math will qualify the SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    Oregon Statewide Assessments, OSAS Math/Reading tests are similar as the ITBS Math/Reading tests. BSD schools are offering OSAS math/reading tests for all students from 3rd grade to 5th grade in Spring term since 2022. The OSAS math/reading tests will be used to qualify the TAG in elementary school and SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    This camp II will continue working on the required skills in the ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading tests. Students who finished the SUMMA Math/Reading Camp I may further improve their skills by joining this camp.

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is 2-week half day camp to review the PreAlgebra core curriculum from Chapter 1-10. This camp is to help students solidify and refine the skills learned in PreAlgebra. Students who finished this camp successfully will be well prepared for the middle school placement test and be ready to take the Algebra 1/AGS 1 class in the new school year.

    This 2-week half-day camp reviews concepts of Pre-Algebra and prepare students for the middle school math placement test in August. Successfully finishing this Pre-Algebra review course will ensure that students are ready to start Algebra 1 or related classes in the Fall semester.

    The review will cover: 

    Week 1:
    Chapter 1 - Principles of Algebra
    Chapter 2 - Rational Numbers
    Chapter 3 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots
    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    Week 2:
    Chapter 6 - Percents
    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions
    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry
    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 11 - Data, Statistics, and Probability
    Chapter 12 - Polynomials

    Instructor: Amanda Carson

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the first week of Robotics Camp for Grade 1-3. We will start to build the Robotics and learn how to control it by coding too.

     Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp I for K-2

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists!

    Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!

    This Robotics Camp for K-2nd graders introduces the world's coolest robotics program as listed in Robots from National Geographic KIDS.

    Students will be instructed in the basics of robotics before experimenting themselves with the amazing LEGO Creators, LEGO Boost Educational Robots and LEGO Wedo 2.0. Through hands-on learning, students will have lots of fun and gain exceptional knowledge about design, construction, mechanics, and programming.  Also, they will make a robot.

    LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set

    LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set 45300

     

     

    Instructor: Douglas Macklin;  Lily Renspurger

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/term Location: Rm 2

    This is an advanced Chess camp for grade 4-7

    This camp theme is Sicilian Defense, with emphasis on strategic themes for both sides and typical tactics. The opening is an excellent lens through which to explore the chess learning goals which are central in all of our advanced chess classes.

    Memorizing opening moves is not our main focus, but we will offer how to play one specific variation (for black and white) which is an excellent first variation to learn, and can be played at the grandmaster level as well.

    You do not have to know anything about this opening, or even play it, to benefit from the course. Practicing endgames, tactics,  and  competing daily over a physical chessboard is fun and useful for all players. Learning new strategies often helps broaden our thinking, and it refreshes our view of the game. For example, some of the plans we will see are useful in the opening 1.b3 (!) for White.

    Students in this class learn to create plans, identify targets and goals, gain understanding of piece relationships, look several moves ahead, calculate variations, and consider their opponent’s defense. All of this is helping a student learn the essentials of basic planning, whether in life or chess. Students will become strong in tactics and look 4+ moves ahead. They can identify key imbalances, formulate long-term plans, understand more complex endgames.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • Week 3 (07/25-07/29)

    07/25 to 07/29  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 3rd camp out of 5 Academic Advance camps for Grade 1-3. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG and SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math 
    (b) Reading and Vocabulary, Story telling
    (c) Creative Writing and Writing Skills
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Amanda Carson

  • 07/25 to 07/29  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 07/25 to 07/29  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This 2-week half-day camp reviews concepts of Pre-Algebra and prepare students for the middle school math placement test in August. Successfully finishing this Pre-Algebra review course will ensure that students are ready to start Algebra 1 or related classes in the Fall semester.

    The review will cover: 

    Week 1:
    Chapter 1 - Principles of Algebra
    Chapter 2 - Rational Numbers
    Chapter 3 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots
    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    Week 2:
    Chapter 6 - Percents
    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions
    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry
    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 11 - Data, Statistics, and Probability
    Chapter 12 - Polynomials

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 07/25 to 07/29  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    This camp is limited to 10 students.

    Astronomy Science Camp for Grade 1-3

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can make children grow and become even better scientists!

    Our Solar and Earth Science Camp combines knowledge, creative thinking, research projects, and introduces newly advanced technology in space science. 
    We would like students to know the only limitation in science is your own imagination.

    We will discuss and work on the following topics:

    (1) Solar system and the dream of living on Mars.
    (2) Research Topic: How Elon Musk Taught Himself Rocket Science?
    (3) Earth Rocks and Gems, Field trip to Rock Museum

    (4) Cutting-edge Technology in Space Science: Introducing A Newly Discovered Solar System: Kepler-90 System Planets
    (5) Research Topic: What is the Kepler Space Telescope?

    NASA and Google announced the newly discovered planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, eight-planet solar system. The system is about 2,545 light-years away. Researchers have named the planet Kepler-90i. Like Earth, Kepler-90i is the third farthest planet from its sun......

    Google used data from NASA’s special planet-hunting device, called the Kepler Space Telescope, to locate Kepler-90i. The company used the data to develop a computer program with machine learning.......

    Instructor: Amanda Carson

  • 07/25 to 07/29  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the first Robotics Camp. We will start to build the Robotics and learn how to control it by coding too.

    Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp I for Grade 4-6

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists!

    Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!

    Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp for 3rd-5th graders introduces the world's coolest robotics program as listed in Robots from National Geographic KIDS.

    Students will be instructed in the basics of robotics before experimenting themselves with the amazing LEGO EV3 Educational Robots.  Through hands-on learning, Students will have lots of fun and gain exceptional knowledge about design, construction, mechanics, and programming.  

    We are using LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 Comprehensive Solution in this classroom, plus another model of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313 Robot kit.

     

    Instructor: Douglas Macklin;  Lily Renspurger

  • Week 4 (08/01-08/05)

    08/01 to 08/05  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 4th camp out of 5 Academic Advance camps for Grade 1-3. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG and SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math 
    (b) Reading and Vocabulary, Story telling
    (c) Creative Writing and Writing Skills
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Amanda Carson;  Shilpa Sharma

  • 08/01 to 08/05  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 3rd camp out of 4 Academic Advance camps for grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG or SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math/Math Olympiad/Word Problem Solvings 
    (b) Advanced Reading and Vocabulary by Wordly Wise or Classical Root
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 08/01 to 08/05  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    This is the 3rd out of 3 ITBS/OASAS Math/Reading enhance camps for 4th and 5th grade in Summer.

    SUMMA ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading Camp III for Grade 4 and 5

    This is a camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA/TAG Math/Reading tests. The SUMMA Math/Reading tests (either ITBS or OSAS) scoring 99 percentile for both reading and math will qualify the SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    Oregon Statewide Assessments, OSAS Math/Reading tests are similar as the ITBS Math/Reading tests. BSD schools are offering OSAS math/reading tests for all students from 3rd grade to 5th grade in Spring term since 2022. The OSAS math/reading tests will be used to qualify the TAG in elementary school and SUMMA program in Middle Schools.

    This camp III will continue working on the required skills in the ITBS/OSAS Math/Reading tests. Students who finished the SUMMA Math/Reading Camp II may further improve their skills by joining this camp.

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson

  • 08/01 to 08/05  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the second camp out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 08/01 to 08/05  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This camp is limited to 10 students.

    Sunshine Elite Life Science Camp for Grade 1-3

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can make children grow and become even better scientists!

    Our life science camp adopts New Jersey standard for elementary science education plus unique Sunshine Elite style to foster creative thinking throughout hand-on experiences and research topics.

    We will discuss and work on the following topics:

    (1) Life Cycle, Ecosystem

    Understanding of the life-cycles of various creatures and plants in order to understand the world around      us and to connect ourselves with nature

    Understanding of the interdependence of living organisms in their environment

    Understanding of the impact of human activities on the environment


    (2) Plant genetics and field trips to Natural Park/Greenhouse

    (3) Research Topic: How animals, such as Monkey, Elephant, mice communicate?  Field trip to Zoo.

    (4) Human Body Systems - various organs, systems and their fuctions in human body

    (5) Study Human body cells under microscope : To Understand that all living organisms are composed of cells; understand that cells grow and divide to form many cells which perform specialized functions

     

    Learning basic building blocks of conducting scientific research (HOW TO THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST): 

    1. Aims : choosing the right question or aim of the investigation
    2. Hypothesis:  Make a guess on the outcome of the results
    3. Experiments or literature review: planning how to collect information or data

     

    Instructor: Amanda Carson

  • 08/01 to 08/05  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the second week of Robotics Camp. We will continue to explore more ways to build our Robotics and learn how to control it by coding too.

    Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp II for Grade 4-6

    We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists!

    Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!

    Sunshine Elite Robotics Camp for 3rd-5th graders introduces the world's coolest robotics program as listed in Robots from National Geographic KIDS.

    Students will continue to explore with the amazing LEGO EV3 Educational Robots. Through hands-on learning, Students will have lots of fun and gain exceptional knowledge about design, construction, mechanics, and programming.  

    We are using LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 Comprehensive Solution in this classroom, plus another model of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313 Robot kit.

     

    Instructor: Douglas Macklin;  Lily Renspurger

  • Week 5 (08/08-08/12)

    08/08 to 08/12  5 half days Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the 5th camp out of 5 Academic Advance camps for grade 1-3. The camp is limited to 6 students.

    Sunshine Elite Academic Advance Half-Day Camp

    Our Academic Advance Camps provide the chance for students to learn more advanced math and reading skills during Summer therefore be more academic success in the next school year.

    The curriculum used in the camp also aligns with the skills required by ITBS math and reading for the TAG or SUMMA tests.

    (a) Singapore Math/Math Olympiad/Word Problem Solvings 
    (b) Advanced Reading and Vocabulary by Wordly Wise or Classical Root
    (e) Break and Snack

    Note: We provide books and materials used in the camp

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 2nd out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    This is the 1st out of 2 CogAt camps.

     

    Academic Advance and SUMMA Test Preparation CogAt Camp for Grade 5

    This 2 weekly-half-day camp package is to prepare students for the CogAt tests in the coming Fall term.

    This is a SUMMA Package for rising 5th graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA CogAt tests. The tests can be selected to take in the coming Fall semester. Scoring 99 percentile in CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA in middle school. Or scoring one 99 percentile in ITBS Math or Reading, plus one 97 percentile in another ITBS test or CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA too. 

    This camp will teach the skills for all 9 sections in CogAt tests and do practice and mock tests. Summer CogAt test preparation are designed to finish by 2 weeks of half-day camps. The week 1 of CogAt Camp will work on Verbal Analogy, Verbal Classification, Verbal Sentence Completion and Number Analogy, Number Puzzles. The week 2 of CogAt camp will focus on Figure Analogy, Figure Classification, Paper Folding and Number Series.

    Note: We will assign an online assessement test for each section along the camp days so that parents will get the student performance report by those online assessment tests.

     

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson;  Tami Bake

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This is the 1st out of 2 CogAt camps.

    Academic Advance and SUMMA Test Preparation CogAt Camp for Grade 3

    This 2 weekly-half-day camp package is to prepare students for the CogAt tests in the coming Fall term.

    This is a SUMMA Package for rising 3rd graders in Elementary school who would like to prepare for the SUMMA CogAt tests. The tests can be selected to take in the coming Fall semester. Scoring 99 percentile in CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA in middle school. Or scoring one 99 percentile in ITBS Math or Reading, plus one 97 percentile in another ITBS test or CogAt test will qualify for SUMMA too. 

    This camp will teach the skills for all 9 sections in CogAt tests and do practice and mock tests. Summer CogAt test preparation are designed to finish by 2 weeks of half-day camps. The week 1 of CogAt Camp will work on Verbal Analogy, Verbal Classification, Verbal Sentence Completion and Number Analogy, Number Puzzles. The week 2 of CogAt camp will focus on Figure Analogy, Figure Classification, Paper Folding and Number Series.

    Note: We will assign an online assessement test for each section along the camp days so that parents will get the student performance report by those online assessment tests.

    Instructor: Pamela Robinson;  Teacher Sunshine

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This is the Science Bowl camp for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students

    Science Bowl Camp for Grade 5-7

    Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students. Students will face off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format, and to be tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy, and math. The winner of the academic portion of the Regional Science Bowl wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington DC to compete in the National Science Bowl.

    This is a great opportunity for students who are passionate about science and engineering to show off their talents in this academic competition. In preparing middle school Science Bowl Competition, schools will select students to form teams in fall and train the teams for regional competition in February.

    Sunshine’s middle school Science Bowl Summer Camp will lead students going through several STEM Texts and practicing middle school sample questions provided by National Science Bowl® (NSB), preparing students for their schools’ Science Bowl team selection in fall. 

     

    Instructor: Amanda Carson;  Douglas Macklin

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    This is the 1st out of 2 Speech camps for Grade k-3. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    This camp is all about building confidence. Your child will learn to confidently discuss opinions and describe the world around them. Participants will get a head start speaking in front of others.

    We will introuduce the basic speech skills such as eye contacts or voice etc and practice those skills in the camp via different topics.  

    Instructor: Alexander Wedow;  Amanda Carson

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 1

    This camp is limited to 10 students

    Science Olympiad Elementary Division - Grade 3-5

    This camp will introduce the Science Olympiad Division A events to students. https://www.soinc.org/programs/elementary

    This class will build up our young students’ curiosity and keen insight towards physical science and chemistry around our day to day life, the fundamental ability for the love of science.

    During this 5-days Camp, Students will go through the Science Olympiad events and complete several projects. Below are the sample projects we may work on:

    • Aerodynamics Aloft (How an airplane works)
    • Straw Tower (Build the tallest, most stable tower possible using drinking straws)
    • Operation Egg Drop (Pack and drop a raw egg from 2+ floors without breaking it)
    • Gunk (Chemistry: learn from experiments making the best glue)
    • Cool it (Heat transfer and insulation)
    • Building Bridges Event (Build a bridge using fixed amount of materials)

    Text book:
    Elementary Science Olympiad Club Lesson Plans
    Elementary Science Olympiad Rules Manual

     

    Instructor: Douglas Macklin

  • 08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    This camp is designed to prepare students to compete in interscholastic debate competitions.  Units will cover common formats of individual and partnered debate.  Building on fundamental skills introduced in earlier speech and debate courses, this camp introduces students to the research, preparation, and strategy requirements of competitive debate.

    This camp will focus on Unit 1-4:

    Unit 1: Introduction to Debate
    1. Introduce students to some basic concepts and terms. 
    2. Involve students in an informal debate.

    Unit 2: Expanding on the concept of debate 
    1. Observe a live or videotaped debate. 
    2. Take part in an informal debate.

    Unit 3: Affirmative Structure
    1. Gain an understanding of the Affirmative philosophy.
    2. Examine the speech of the first Affirmative.

    Unit 4: Overview of Negative Strategy
    1. Understand negative strategy. 
    2. understand the job of the first Negative speaker

    Unit 5: Overview of Debate
    1. Second Affirmative Constructive Speech 
    2. Second Negative Constructive Speech
    3. The Break 
    4. Rebuttal by First Negative 
    5. Rebuttal by First Affirmative

    Unit 6: The Great debate (Discussion, Preparation, Presentation)

    Provide students an opportunity to prepare and debate in a formal style.

    Debate is an excellent way to develop critical thinking skills. The process of researching a debate is one of examining the pros and cons of an issue, determining what the problems are and considering alternative solutions. The research and presentation of a debate is clearly a team effort, and participation in activities like debate explicitly develops the skills needed to work in teams.

    Instructor: Julie Weindel

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