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2019 Elementary School Summer Classes
(June 10 – June 28; 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Questions: Contact Lisa Howe at 818-768-1900 / lisah@villagechristian.org

Cost: $450 if registered (with $50 deposit paid) by May 1; After this date, price will increase to $500

Kindy Prep
Is your Future Crusader feeling a little nervous about coming to a big school? Do they need to polish a few skills before coming in the fall? Kindy prep is the class for them. They will be covering beginning Kindergarten skills and getting comfortable with a new learning environment in a smaller class setting. Activities include music, science experiments, hands on math, and beginning reading skills. Enrolling in this class can help your child feel more confident and successful on their first day of school in August! See you there!

1st-2nd Grade Preparation
Elementary summer school is a special opportunity for students to review and prepare for the coming school year, all while having fun. During grade specific Language Arts review, the focus is on reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary. Math review will include computation, problem solving and fluency. These classes help students to maintain and improve their proficiency levels. This review occurs within an exploration of world cultures. Students learn about the foods, geography, games, activities, art and language of a different country each week. Our summer school students can’t wait to arrive each day!

3rd-5th Grade Preparation
Elementary summer school is a special opportunity for students to review and prepare for the coming school year, all while having fun. During grade specific Language Arts review, the focus is on reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary. Math review will include computation, problem solving and fluency. These classes help students to maintain and improve their proficiency levels. This review occurs within an exploration of world cultures. Students learn about the foods, geography, games, activities, art and language of a different country each week. Our summer school students can’t wait to arrive each day!

2019 Elementary Enrichment Classes
(July 1 – July 5; four days – Thursday off)

Questions: Contact Lisa Howe at 818-768-1900 / lisah@villagechristian.org

Cost: $50 for each class or $120 for all three

Terrific Terrariums (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
The Bible says to grow where you are planted. Just as we are to grow in our faith, students will learn about plants and how they grow in their environment by building a working terrarium. Students will spend the week exploring various aspects of plants and the water cycle through hands on learning activities. They will then get to put what they’ve learned into action by building their very own terrarium. Come build and grow with us!

Fun with the Sun! (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Did you know the sun can do some pretty amazing things? Students in this class will do various activities involving the sun in a safe way and will discover how awesome the sun really is! Get ready to soak up those sun rays with science experiments, projects, and observations while learning about one of God's coolest creations....the sun!

Super Heroes (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
We are all super heroes in our own way. Come discover your inner super hero as we learn about the super powers that God created in each of us. Students will make their own capes, logos, personas, and much more, all while discovering the super hero inside of them. Come meet some real life super heroes and become one yourself!

4th and 5th Grade Math Mania
(July 9 – August 1 Tuesday and Thursday only; 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
Questions:
Contact Lisa Howe at 818-768-1900 / lisah@villagechristian.org

Cost: $160

Review of all things Math for incoming 4th and 5th grade students. Students will practice and improve their math fluency in all operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Word problems will become your friend and you will find yourself saying I AM GOOD AT MATH by the end of this session.

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2019 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CLASSES
Questions: Contact Sandra Crumbey at 818-767-8382, ext. 403 / sandrac@villagechristian.org

These classes are open to non-VCS, incoming and current Village students. However, non-VCS students should check with their current school (prior to enrolling!) to ensure credits will transfer. The prices for all classes will increase by $50 after May 1. To qualify for current pricing, make sure your application is submitted and deposits paid by May 1.

Middle School Math Skills
(June 10 – June 28, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Grades:
6 - 8
Cost: Before May 1: $425; After May 1: $475

Middle School Math Skills focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ math skills. Emphasis is on students taking organized notes, time management, test-taking strategies, active listening, and methods of conducting research. In addition, students will review key math skills and concepts.

Middle School English Skills
(June 10 – June 28, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
6 - 8
Cost: Before May 1: $425; After May 1: $475

Middle School English Skills focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ Language Arts skills. Emphasis is on reading comprehension, paragraph structure, vocabulary strategies, and grammar. In addition, students will review key English skills and concepts.

World History 6
(
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
6
Cost: Before May 1: $900; After May 1: $950

Students will explore the history of the earliest humans and the rise of ancient civilizations. The study of each civilization will include analysis of how geography affected settlement and development, as well as interpretation of artifacts, examination of belief systems, and identification of major achievements. Student comprehension will be assessed through teacher observation, quizzes, tests, simulations, and project-based learning activities. Students will develop skills in collaboration, inquiry and analysis, and comparison and contrast. They will also create claims and support their claims with appropriate archaeological evidence. Enrollment in this course requires a commitment to your elective schedule during the 2019-2020 academic year.

World History 7
(
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
7
Cost: Before May 1: $900; After May 1: $950

In World History 7, students will study world events during the Middle Ages. The major topics are feudalism in Europe, the history of Islam, West African society, imperial China, medieval Japan, early Americas, and the age of Renaissance and Reformation. Students will be assessed through tests/quizzes, classwork, workbook activities/projects, and related activities/questions. During the summer, this course is very fast-paced and homework outside of class time will be expected. Successful completion of World History 7 during summer school will replace the course during the regular school year and will free space in the student's 7th grade schedule.

Science 8
(June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
8
Cost: Before May 1: $900; After May 1: $950

In 8th grade science, students will study physical science and chemistry. The major topics are motion, force, energy, matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Students will be assessed through quizzes, tests, inquiry based labs, engineering based projects using Project Lead the Way curriculum. Students will develop skills in collaboration, scientific method, analyzing, synthesizing, and inquiry based research on the basis of California State Science Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.

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High School English – Credit Recovery
(June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 per semester; After May 1: $475 per semester

High school English is offered for credit recovery for coursework from English 9 - 12. First semester is from June 5 to June 18 (English A). Second semester is from June 19 to July 2 (English B). This course provides remedial instruction in literature, grammar, and composition and is not available for initial credit.

Algebra 1 – Credit Recovery
(
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 per semester; After May 1: $475 per semester

Algebra 1 is intended to remediate coursework from Algebra 1. This course provides remedial instruction in math and is not available for initial credit. First semester is from June 5 to June 18 (Algebra 1 A). Second semester is from June 19 to July 2 (Algebra 1 B).

Algebra 2 – Credit Recovery
(June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 per semester; After May 1: $475 per semester

Algebra 2 is intended to remediate coursework from Algebra 2. This course provides remedial instruction in math and is not available for initial credit. First semester is from June 5 to June 18 (Algebra 2 A). Second semester is from June 19 to July 2 (Algebra 2 B).

Geometry – Credit Recovery
(
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 per semester; After May 1: $475 per semester

This course provides remedial instruction in Geometry and is not available for initial credit. First semester is from June 5 to June 18 (Geometry A). Second semester is from June 19 to July 2 (Geometry B).

Biology – Credit Recovery
(
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 per semester; After May 1: $475 per semester

This course provides remedial instruction in biology. First semester is from June 5 to June 18 (Biology A). Second semester is from June 19 to July 2 (Biology B).

Health
(
June 10 – June 28, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $425 After May 1: $475

Health is a one-semester course where students will study a variety of health-related issues in an exploration of whole health that integrates physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual components.

Online Health
(
June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Health is a one-semester course where students will study a variety of health-related issues in an exploration of whole health that integrates physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual components. This is an online course.

Economics
Grades:
12
(June 10 – June 28, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost:
Before May 1: $425; After May 1: $475

Economics is a one-semester course that introduces students to basic economic principles and practices and how economics affects world events and vice - versa. Students will examine the world’s different economic systems, free enterprise, supply and demand, elasticity, competition, market dynamics, economic policy, microeconomics, macroeconomics, price, labor, trade, and banking.

Independent PE
(
June 6 – July 31)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

This is a one semester (5 credit) independent class which allows students to participate in activities of their choice and submit logs online documenting fitness activities. This is an online independent course.

Online Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life—psychological, biological, sociological—all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process. This is an online independent course.

Online Concepts of Engineering and Technology
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

What if you could do the impossible? Engineers understand a lot of things, but the word impossible definitely isn’t one of them. Through Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you’ll learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. This course explores the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. This ever-increasing knowledge can also lead to serious ethical dilemmas and the need to discuss where the boundaries of science lie (or even if there should be boundaries). By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you, too, will begin to question whether the word impossible really exists. This is an online independent course.

Online Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Fingerprints. Blood spatters. Gunshot residue. If these things intrigue you rather than scare you, Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead may be for you. This course offers you the chance to dive into the riveting job of crime scene analysis. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recorded and preserved. You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice as you follow the entire forensic process—from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial. By careful examination of the crime scene elements, even the most heinous crimes can be solved. This is an online independent course.

Online Journalism: Investigating the Truth
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Are you always the first one to know what’s going on at school or in your town? Maybe your Facebook or Instagram accounts are the reliable place for others to find the latest breaking news? If so, you are just the kind of person every online, print, and broadcast news outlet is searching for, and Journalism: Investigating the Truth is the perfect course for you! Learn how to write a lead that really “grabs” your readers, interview sources effectively, and write engaging news stories. You will explore the history of journalism and see how the modern world of social media can provide an excellent platform for news. Turn your writing, photography, and collaborative skills into an exciting and rewarding journalism career. This is an online independent course.

Online Law and Order: Intro to Legal Studies
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Imagine if there were no laws and people could do anything they wanted. It’s safe to say the world would be a pretty chaotic place! Every society needs some form of regulation to ensure peace in our daily lives and in the broader areas of business, family disputes, traffic violations, and the protection of children. Laws are essential to preserving our way of life and must be established and upheld in everyone’s best interest. In Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies, you’ll delve deeper into the importance of laws and consider how their application affects us as individuals and communities. Through understanding the court system and how laws are actually enacted, you will learn to appreciate the larger legal process and how it safeguards us all. This is an online independent course.

Online Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Have you asked yourself if self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement? Are you interested in how behavior changes as we age? Psychology can give you the answers! In Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery, you will trace the development of personality and behavior from infancy through adulthood. You will come to learn more about perception and consciousness and better understand the role of sensation. Are you ready to explore the world of human behavior? Come explore all that psychology can offer to help you to truly understand the human experience.

Online Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
(June 5 – August 2)
Grades:
10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $200; After May 1: $250

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of the furry dogs and cats down your street, Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals will show you how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals and diagnose their common diseases and ailments. Learn how different veterinary treatments are used and developed to improve the lives of animals and, as a result, the lives of those people who treasure them. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this may be just the course for you. This is an online independent course.

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(Available Weekly from June 10 - July 5 for students entering K-8th grade)

Questions: Contact Judy Mandl at 818-768-1900 / judym@villagechristian.org

Summer School Child Care offers activities and supervision for your student in the hours before and after summer school classes. Any student on-campus after the 30-minute pick-up window following summer school classes will automatically be moved to child care and parents will be charged. Students may not remain on campus unsupervised. Some optional field trips are offered to students in Summer School Child Care as well, see registration site for prices and details. Cost for students in summer school until noon - $140 per week. Cost for students in summer school until 2:30 PM - $140 per week.

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(Available Weekly from June 3 - August 9; 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

Questions: Contact Judy Mandl at 818-768-1900 / judym@villagechristian.org

Cost: $195 (5 days per week) or $150 (3 days per week), plus optional field trip costs

Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Scheduled activities are typically from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day campers participate in games, crafts, group assemblies, and water play, and also have the opportunity to attend weekly field trips (schedule TBD). Bible lessons, bounce houses, free time, and movies complete the Day Camp experience.

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Questions: Contact the Athletic Office at 818-767-8382, ext. 290

Track and Field Camp (Grades 3-12)
(June 3 – June 7; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost: $150 (second child is $125)

VCS Track and Field camp will teach skills and drills related to sprinting, hurdling, relays, jumps, shot put and discus. Each camper will learn progressions for these different events, starting with the basics and moving to more advanced levels. Participants will also engage in fun activities geared towards developing speed and endurance. Individuals will receive a broad exposure to track and field events, but will have the chance to specialize in prefered events by the end of the week in order to get more in-depth coaching and evaluation in those they love the most.

Basketball Camp (Grades 3-9)
(Boys: July 8 – July 12 / Girls: July 29 - August 2; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Cost: $175 (second child is $125)

Campers will be put through a series of drills, competition, and workouts. The staff's goal is to make each player excel at their natural position, educating each player on all fundamentals from post play, rebounding, shooting, passing, dribbling, defensive positioning, team play, and executing plays.

Soccer Camp (Coed – Grades 3-9)
(July 15 – July 19; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost:
$150 (second child is $100)

The VCS Soccer Camp will focus on teaching the basic techniques and skills that are essential to improve one’s soccer game. Players will be grouped according to age and ability. We design a friendly environment in which players can develop skills while having fun.

Football Camp (Boys – Grades 3-8)
(Session 1: June 17 – June 20 / Session 2: June 24 – June 27; 6:00 PM – 8 PM)
Cost:
$100 (second child is $75)

VCS Football camps sole purpose is to teach fundamental skills to young athletes using position specific drills. This non-contact camp will teach young football players proper technique when running, catching, throwing, tackling and blocking. Each camper will learn eight specific skills for each (non-kicking) position on the football field. We assure you that participants will receive instant feedback from actual coaches with years of knowledge and experience.

Lacrosse Skills Camp (Coed – Grades 3-8)
(Session 1: June 17 – June 21 / Session 2: June 24 – June 28; 8:00 AM – 12 PM)
Cost:
$150 (second child is $100)

We are excited to announce our first VCS youth instructional lacrosse camps for boys and girls! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn the fastest-growing sport in America! At VCS, we take pride in our " Fun-damentals first" approach and our coaches who are former or current college players bringing their love and excitement to the game! We provide sticks and tons of balls so every player will get their "shots" in as they get to use the skills they learn each day! See you this summer at VCS lacrosse camp!

Volleyball Camp (Girls – Grades 3-9)
(
Session 1: June 24 - June 28 / Session 2: July 15 - July 19 / Session 3: July 22 - July 26 ; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost:
$150 (second child is $100)

The VCS Summer Volleyball Camp is a great way for young athletes to learn the sport of volleyball and have some fun doing it. They will learn the basic skills and tactics of both indoor and beach volleyball. The camp will be run by the current Village Christian coaching staff as well as top college players who are alumni from the Village program. To make things even more fun the current Village high school players will also help. Village has a fantastic sand court right on campus. All campers will receive a camp tee shirt for attending.

Baseball Hitting Academy (Boys – Grades 3-9)
(June 24 – June 26; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Cost:
$125

The Village Christian Hitting Academy is a three-day camp designed to enhance the skills of the serious baseball player by specialized hitting instructors teaching the fundamental and practical techniques of the game. The workouts will consist of hitting sessions concentrating on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of each swing through still-ball and live pitch exercises. This camp can be used to build a base of fundamentals or to maintain and refine your current level of play. MAXIMUM 30 PLAYERS. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Softball Hitting Academy (Girls – Grades 3-9)
(July 8 – July 12; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost:
$150 (second child is $100)

The Village Christian Hitting Academy is a one-week program designed to enhance the skills of the serious softball player by specialized hitting instructors teaching the fundamental and practical techniques of the game. The workouts will consist of hitting sessions concentrating on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of each swing through still-ball and live pitch exercises. This camp can be used to build a base of fundamentals or to maintain and refine your current level of play. MAXIMUM 30 PLAYERS. SPACE IS LIMITED.

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Questions: Contact Rita Outtrim at 818-767-8382, ext. 547 or fineartsacademy@villagechristian.org

Middle School Musical, “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown”​
(June 3 - June 30)
Grades 6 - 9
Cost:
$400

If you’re in Middle School and you love to act, dance and sing, come on out and audition for “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”! Everyone who auditions will be cast in our show! Performances will be in the Auditorium.

Auditions:

  • May 28, 29 / Callbacks May 30
  • Sign up in the MS Office and pick up an audition packet

Rehearsals:

  • June 3 - 4; Bootcamp 9 AM– 4 PM

  • June 5-21; 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    June 15 and 22; 9 AM – 2 PM

Tech Week:

  • June 24 - 26; 2:30 PM – 8 PM (Dinner provided)

Performances:

  • June 27, 28, 29 and 30 in the Auditorium

Musical Theater Camp
Grades JK - 5
(July 22-August 2; 10 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday​)
Cost:
$400

If you love acting, dancing and singing, this is the perfect camp for you! Students will explore the world of musical theatre and learn a mini show that they will perform at the end of camp on August 3. Our theme this year is Disney’s “Frozen”!

Performance at 3 PM on August 2 in the Auditorium

Dance Camps
Elementary: (July 8-12; 10 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Friday)
Grades JK - 5
Cost:
$250

This camp is for anyone who enjoys dancing or wants to learn how! Students will explore a variety of styles (Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Ballet) culminating in a final performance on July 12. We will have three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Students will be assessed on the first day of camp and placed in a level.

Performance on July 12 at 3 PM

Middle/High School: (July 8-19; 10 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Friday)
Grades 6 - 12
Cost:
$400 for two weeks; $250 for one week

Whether you are a seasoned dancer or just a beginner, this is a great camp to improve your dancing skills in many genres. We will have two levels: Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced. Assessments will happen the first day and then each student will be placed in a level. This year, we will have Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary

Performances on July 12 at 3 PM and July 19 at 3 PM

A "Crash" Course in Percussion Camp
Grades 6 - 9
(June 17 - June 21; 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday​; Performance on June 21 at 5:30 PM)
Cost:
$250

Are you interested in developing a foundation on all the different percussion instruments and don't know where to start? Are you considering the drumline classes offered at VCS next year and want to see what it is like a get a head start? This camp focuses on the fundamentals of drumming and will familiarize students with different percussion instruments and techniques. The camp will familiarize students with drums (drumline, timpani, drumset), mallet percussion (xylophone, bells), hand drums (bongos, congas, cajon), and auxiliary percussion (tambourine, triangle, shakers, cymbals, etc.). The camp will culminate with a performance for parents at the end of the week.

Songwriting/Music Production Camp
Grades 6 - 12
(July 22 - July 26; 8:30 AM – 12 PM, Monday through Friday; Performance on July 26 at 12 PM​)
Cost:
$300

Have you ever wanted to write your own music? Do you want to learn how to write song lyrics? Make music in different styles? This class is a great starting point in learning how to write music on computers through modern technology. We will focus on the skills required to make instrumental music through keyboard input and loops. We will also learn many tools for writing more powerful and engaging lyrics.

Junk Yard Rhythm Drum Camp
Grades K -5
(July 1 - July 3; 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM; Performance on July 3rd at 3:30 PM​)
Cost:
$140, plus $10 fee for materials

This program introduces kids to the world of drumming by using everyday household items as percussion instruments! Kids will discover the world of rhythm through musical exploration, beginning music and drum lessons, and learning a few routines and presenting them to the parents on the last day of camp.

Private Lessons
(As scheduled throughout the summer)
Cost:
$34 per half-hour lesson, billed every four weeks

Students will benefit from one-on-one instruction from experienced and qualified Christian teachers who are all professionals. Students may choose from bass, drums, guitar, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings and dance. Once you have signed up for private lessons, a teacher will contact you to find a time that is mutually agreed upon for the lesson. Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the teacher.

Please see Fine Arts Academy Policies for detailed descriptions of policies regarding cancellations, refunds, payments, and withdrawals.

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