Summer on the Shield 2019 Summer Programs

We are proud to announce Summer on the Shield 2020. Please click the links below to navigate through this year's course/camp offerings.

PLEASE NOTE: Course/camp information is subject to change due to potential COVID-19 campus closure.

Summer School Child Care Day Camp Sports Camps Fine Arts

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Summer School

2020 Elementary School Summer Classes
(June 8 – June 26; 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, 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!

2020 Elementary Enrichment Classes
(June 29 – July 2; four days – Friday off)

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

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

Super Heroes (8:30 AM – 9:30 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. You will make your own capes, logos, personas, and much more, all while discovering the super hero inside of you. Come meet some real life super heroes and become one yourself!

Our Astronauts Need Your Help (9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
Astronauts are being exposed to high levels of harmful UV light while in space. Your mission will be to create an Ultraviolet light shelter that will block the harmful rays while still allowing them to do their jobs exploring, experimenting and collecting critical data. Do you think you are up to this very important task?

Calling All Genius Problem Solvers (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Learn about one of our Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin, and some of the amazing problems he solved. You will also get to use the engineering design process to solve some of your own everyday problems. You may be surprised to find that you are a Genius Problem Solver just like Ben!

4th and 5th Grade Math Mania
(July 7 – July 30; 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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2020 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. Due to the condensed schedule, students missing more than 12 hours per semester will be dropped from the course. Most classes require a minimum of 10 students enrolled. Classes with fewer than 10 students enrolled may be cancelled and payments refunded.

Middle School Math Skills
(June 8 – June 26, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Grades:
6 - 8
Cost: Before May 1: $450; After May 1: $500

Middle School Math Skills focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ math skills. Students will review key Math skills / concepts and will focus on closing gaps in Middle School Math skills.

Middle School English Skills
(June 8 – June 26, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
6 - 8
Cost: Before May 1: $450; After May 1: $500

Middle School English Skills focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ language arts skills. Grammar, writing, reading and critical thinking skills will be reviewed.

World History 6
(
June 3 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
6
Cost: Before May 1: $950; After May 1: $1,000

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 2020-2021 academic year.

World History 7
(
June 3 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades:
7
Cost: Before May 1: $950; After May 1: $1,000

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.

US History 8
(
June 3 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Grades: 8

Cost: Before May 1: $950; After May 1: $1,000

This course explores the history of the United States from first colonies through industrialism. The major topics focus on the birth of the nation, American ideals, westward expansion, civil war, and the Progressive movement. A variety of tests, projects, and reading notes assess student understanding. During the summer, this course is very fast-paced and homework outside of class time will be expected. Successful completion of US History 8 during summer school will replace the course during the regular school year and will free another space in the student's 8th grade schedule.

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High School English | Credit Recovery
SEMESTER 1: June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 per semester; After May 1: $500 per semester

Blended English (Credit Recovery) will be a combination of online coursework (Mon-Fri) and on campus (MWF 12:30-2:30). Blended English is intended to remediate coursework from English 9 - 12. This course provides remedial instruction in literature, grammar, and composition and is not available for initial credit. Students will be responsible to complete online assignments independently.

Algebra 1 | Credit Recovery
SEMESTER 1:
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 per semester; After May 1: $500 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.

Algebra 2 | Credit Recovery
SEMESTER 1: June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 per semester; After May 1: $500 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.

Geometry | Credit Recovery
SEMESTER 1:
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 per semester; After May 1: $500 per semester

This course provides remedial instruction in Geometry and is not available for initial credit.

Geometry
SEMESTER 1:
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $900; After May 1: $1,000

This course provides initial credit instruction in Geometry.

Biology | Credit Recovery
SEMESTER 1:
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 per semester; After May 1: $500 per semester

This course provides remedial instruction in biology.

Geometry
SEMESTER 1:
June 5 – July 2, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SEMESTER 2: June 17 – June 30, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 10 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $900; After May 1: $1,000

This course provides initial credit instruction in Geometry.

Health | On Campus
(
June 8 – June 26, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $450 After May 1: $500

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.

Health | Online
(
June 3 – July 31)
Grades:
9 - 12
Cost: Before May 1: $250; After May 1: $300

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 8 – June 26, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Cost:
Before May 1: $450; After May 1: $500

Economics is a one-semester course that introduces students to basic economic principles and practices and how economics affect 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.

Online Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind
(June 3 – July 31)
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 3 – July 31)
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 3 – July 31)
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 3 – July 31)
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 3 – July 31)
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 3 – July 31)
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. This is an online independent course.

Online Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
(June 3 – July 31)
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 8 - July 3 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 - $145 per week. Cost for students in summer school until 2:30 PM - $145 per week.

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(Available Weekly from June 1 - August 7; 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 / diannas@villagechristian.org

Baseball Hitting Academy (Boys – Grades 3-9)
June 22 – June 26; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost:
$125 (second child is $75)

The Village Christian Hitting Academy is a one-week program 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.

Basketball Camp (Grades 3-9)
BOYS: July 13 – July 17; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
GIRLS: July 27 – July 31; 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 the athletes on all fundamentals from post play, rebounding, shooting, passing, dribbling, defensive positioning, team play, and executing plays.

Football Skills Camp (Boys – Grades 3-8)
Session 1: June 15 – June 19 / Session 2: June 22 – June 26; 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 8 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.

Girls Volleyball Camp (Grades 3-9)
Session 1: June 8 - June 12 / Session 2: July 20 - July 24; 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.

Lacrosse Skills Camp (Grades 3-8)
GIRLS: June 8 – June 12; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BOYS: Session 1: June 15 – June 19 | Session 2: June 22 – June 26; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:
$150 (second child is $100)

We are excited to announce our VCS youth instructional lacrosse camps! 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!

Soccer Camp (Coed – Grades 3-9)
July 13 – July 17; 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.

Softball Hitting Academy (Girls – Grades 3-9)
July 13 – July 17; 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.

Track and Field Camp (Grades 3-9)
June 1 – June 5; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $150 (second child is $100)

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.

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

Newsies Dance Camp
(June 15 – June 19; 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Monday – Friday)
Grades 6 - 12
Cost:
$250

VCS Theatre Arts will be doing “Newsies!” next spring 2021! Get a head start on preparing for the epic and challenging choreography in this musical. This camp will build your technique and skills in tap, stomp and musical theatre dance.

Elementary Dance Camp
(June 15 – June 19; 12:00 PM – 3:00 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 and Musical Theatre) culminating in a final performance on June 19.

Performance on June 19 at 3 PM.

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop Camp
Grades 6 - 12
(June 22 – June 26; 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Monday – Friday)
Cost:
$250

Learn and drill the successful steps to an audition! This one week intensive will focus on individual audition pieces for each student.

Musical Theater Camp
Grades JK - 5
(July 27 – July 31; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Monday – 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 July 31. Our theme this year is “Seussical”!

Performance at 4:00 PM on July 31 in the Auditorium.

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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