Jordan 8th Grade Parent Network Summer Activities Listing

Categories: Family travel, Teen Employment Opportunities, Volunteering / Service Opportunities, Science & Computer Science Camps, Business & Entrepreneur Camps, Art / Music / Cooking Camps, Sleep Away Camps, Sports / Outdoors Camps, Summer Schools General Resources • Activity Hero – www.activityhero.com – online searchable directory of hundreds of Bay Area camps and activities that was created by Peggy Chang peggy@activityhero.com • ClickPA - www.clickpa.org – one-stop activities central for high school students near Palo Alto • City of Palo Alto Camps – Enjoy Catalog http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/camps/default.asp • Pinewood Summer Programs – Sewing, typing, climbing, science, sports Family travel / educational trips for the whole family • Santa Barbara Family Camp • Stanford Sierra Family Camp • YMCA Family Camp in Sequoia Lake • Alford Lake Family Camp, Hope Maine • Day trips to National and State Parks, SF, etc. (Pinnacles National Forest only 2 hrs. away) Jobs / Teen Employment Opportunities • Note: Allowed to work starting at age 15, all minors under 18 must have a permit to work in California (obtained at school or district office) • Lifeguard Training – City of Palo Alto Enjoy Catalog • Babysitting – Redcross Babysitter Training • Pet Sitting – start your own local service • Camp Tawonga Jewish Leadership Class • Counselor in Training Programs: o City of Palo Alto Camps o YMCA Youth Leadership o Paly / Gunn Basketball Camps – 9th grade and older are counselors o WheelKids – Bike riding and field trips on bikes o Johns Hopkins Overland Camp CTY Volunteering / Service Opportunities • Many Volunteerism Opportunities Listed at: o Http://www.volunteerinfo.org/category/peninsula o http://www.handsonbayarea.org Note: PAUSD Living Skills – Mandatory PAHS class in which each student is required to complete 15 hours of community service in order to pass. • YCS Summer of Service (SOS) courses 6/18-6/29, 7/9-7/20 and7/23-8/3 (ENJOY catalog or at (650) 858-8019) • YCS Freshmen Leadership Corps – Focus on San Francisquito Watershed and Baylands restoration (650) 858-8019 • Junior Counselors (Volunteer Only) o Palo Alto Art Center o Destination Science o TechKnowHow o Cindytoquecooking.com o Hope Musical Theater o P.A. Junior Museum and Zoo Science Camp o CMT • Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula – unpaid internships 20-40 hours per week in East Palo Alto or Menlo Park www.bgcp.org/careers • My Red Shoes – Organize back to school clothes for needy families in Redwood City • Adopt a neighbor • Visit with the elderly at local retirement homes Science & Computer Science Camps • San Jose Tech Museum Camp • ID Tech Camps Science and technology summer camp http://www.idtech.com/ • Wizboots Imagineering for Kids Science and technology summer camp • http://www.wizbots.com/connect/home/dashboard • Greene Scholars Summer Science Institute – one week camp for Elementary at NASA, Middle at Texas Instruments, High School at Cisco www.greenescholars.org • Edventure More Summer camp http://www.edventuremore.org/ • Camp Galileo Summer science camp http://www.galileo-camps.com/camp-galileo/location/palo-alto • Pacific Coast Kids - Summer camp http://www.pacificcoastkids.com/ Business & Entrepreneur Camps • Youth Startup - Leadership and entrepreneurship classes for teens: Startups, Coding, Jr. MBAs in Marketing, Business and Invention, SAT + ACT Prep www.youthstartup.com • Biz Smart – Starting your own business summer camp at Stanford • Debate – Paly H.S. Debate and Speech Camp Art / Music / Cooking Camps • Peninsula Youth Orchestra Summer Camp • Stanford Jazz Camp • Rock music camp – at First United Methodist Church (Hamilton & Webster) • Art Works camps • Palo Alto Art Center Camps (Enjoy Catalog) • CMEA Mountain View Sleep Away Camps • Kennolyn Camp in Soquel, CA www.kennolyncamps.com • Mountain Meadow Camp at Lake Almanour in Tahoe • Mountain Camp at Ice House Lake in Tahoe • YMCA Teen Camps • Girl Scout Summer Camp (don’t need to be a scout) • Camp Campbell (YMCA) family and youth sleep away • Concordia Language Camps in Minnesota Sports / Outdoors Camps • Stanford Sport Camps Guide – www.GoStanford.com • Nike Sports Camps at Stanford (www.ussportscamps.com) • Stanford All Sports Camp – various sports for beginners • Outdoors Teen X-treme Camp - two week long adventure at Foothills Park: hikes, build shelters, go fishing, one overnight. Daily transportation is provided from Mitchell Park. • Hidden Villa Nature Preserve in Los Altos – hiking, camping (one overnight) GOLF • Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Camps SURFING • University of Surf in Pacifica (Linda Mar Beach) – Week long day camps with full body wetsuits • Half Moon Bay Surf Day Camps – through Riekes Center in Menlo Park • Santa Barbara Surf Camp SAILING • Shoreline Camp – Sailing and Windsurfing camp on Shoreline Lake • Stanford Sailing Camp in Redwood Shores LACROSSE • Tomahawks/BearLax.com Day camps at Mayfield in Palo Alto • Atherton Lacrosse Day Camps at Holbrooke Palmer Park in Atherton • St. Francis H.S. Lacrosse Camp in Los Altos CLIMBING/ROPES • Walden Woods Camp WATERPOLO • Stanford Waterpolo Camp – For beginners thinking of joining Stanford Club TENNIS • Carmel Valley Tennis Camp - 1-2 week sleepaway • SCRA - Stanford Campus Rec Assn Tennis Lessons open to public VOLLEYBALL • Santa Clara University Volleyball Skills Camps • Legarza Volleyball Camps BASKETBALL • ESFACE – Basketball camps and clinics in Menlo Park www.Teamesface.com, www.Teamlifeskills.com • Paly / Gunn Basketball Camps – players through 8th grade, 9th grade and older are counselors • Palo Alto Midnight Basketball camps at Paly • NJB National Junior Basketball camps at Paly • Legarza Basketball Camps HORSES • California Riding Academy at Webb Ranch, Portola Valley • Spring Down Riding Camp – Portola Valley OTHER • WheelKids – Bike riding and field trips on bikes Summer Schools • PAUSD Summer School – for students entering grades 9–12 (@ Gunn Summer 2014) Note: Recommendation by Counselor required o Classes Offered: Bridge to Algebra, Bridge to Geometry, English 9 or 10, Reading, Creative Writing, Composition, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, Economics, US History, US Government, Spanish Support, Living Skills • De Anza's Summer 2014 – Extended Year classes for high schoolers (classes are in Cupertino) - http://www.extendedyear.deanza.edu/ • Coursera – free online courses • Kahn Academy – free online courses https://www.khanacademy.org/ WRITING • Adventures in Writing Camp www.aiwcamp.com • Historical Writing Camp – ancient Rome, Renaissance, Greece www.classicallivinghistoryforkids.com MATH • Classic Math School - Math camp http://www.classicmath.org/ • Mathnasium Math - program/ camp http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark/programs • Huntington Tutoring center for different academic areas http://paloalto.huntingtonhelps.com/ LANGUAGES • Living Spanish Immersion camp in Spain http://www.livingspanish.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=44 • Let’s Play in Spanish Spanish summer camp http://www.letsplayinspanish.com/summer_camps.html • Mei Jia Chinese Learning Center Mandarin summer camp http://www.meijiachinese.com/summer-camp.html • Chinese Culture Camp – at Jordan in Mid-July contact Hongmei • Challenge School Mandarin Immersion camp http://www.challengeschool.us/Camp/