2013 Summer Programs

*** PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes at Bisbee High School starting the week of June 10.***​

CANCELLATIONS: Zumbatomic, Creative Movement

Class Locations:

(CMS)
Community Montessori School of Bisbee
1900 S. Naco Highway
Bisbee - San Jose

​(CSP)

Central School Project

43 Howell Ave

Old Bisbee

​(BCP)
Bisbee City Pool
1 Quality Hill Rd.
Old Bisbee

(LSG)
Lowell School Gym
100 Old Douglas Rd.
Bisbee - Lowell

Click here for a calendar listing of all the programs


 

For the Family​​​​​​​​​​​
 

Crochet and Knit Basics » ​​​​​​​​​​Tues, June 4, 11, 18, 25 (5:30-7:30 pm)

Young and young at heart crafters will be introduced to the world of working with yarns and needles in this introductory class for kids & adults who want to learn to knit and crochet. This course is a child-adult class, an opportunity to engage in a fun activity with that special kid or adult in your life.   INSTRUCTOR:  Shelby Gonzales  •  LOCATION: CMS  •  $30


Gardening for Change » Mon, July 1, 8, 15, 22 (5:30-7:30 pm)

Community service based garden projects including creating and installing a vertical garden for the Greenway Youth Garden;  making seed bombs; local park beautification project; using upcycled/recycled materials for garden projects. This course will introduce families to fun, collaborative projects and endeavors that benefit our community and the planet. Children birth to 6 are welcome with an adult. Children over 6 may attend unsupervised but caregivers are encouraged to attend.  INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Johnson  •  LOCATION: Greenway Garden  •   $30
 

4-6 year olds​​​​​​​​​​

(pre-reading — entering and exiting kindergarten)

Singing Camp: Hummingbirds » Session I: June 3-6 (9-11am) / Session II: July 8-11 (9-11am)

Young children will have fun learning new songs while being introduced to basic musical concepts such as: beat, pattern, pitch, dynamics, tempo, and melody. We will develop listening skills while moving to the music, learn to express ourselves with our singing voices, and play games and read stories to reinforce musical concepts. 3 year olds also welcome with a caregiver.
INSTRUCTOR:  Melanie Germond  •  LOCATION: CMS  •  MAX: 8  •  $30/session

Fun with Physics » June 10-13 (8:30am-12pm)
This elementary course will introduce 4-6 yr olds to the fun of physics.  Through a series of mini-experiments the students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of physics.  The experiments will utilize basic science and math skills to investigate motion, electricity, magnetism, sound and light.                INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Johnson  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 12  •  $40


Basic Botany » July 1-3 (8:30am-12pm)

In this class 4-6 yr olds will learn about the parts of plants and their function. We will examine,  through a variety of experiments, how the systems of plants function separately and together. The main focus will be on understanding the defining characteristics of each part and exploring how they help the plant to survive and thrive.                INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Johnson  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 12  •  $40

 

 

 

6-8 year olds

(reading skills required)​​​​​
 

Fun with Physics » June 17-20 (8:30am-12pm)

This elementary course will introduce 6-8 year olds to the fun of physics.  Through a series of mini-experiments the students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of physics.  The experiments will utilize basic science and math skills to investigate motion, electricity, magnetism, sound and light.         INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Johnson  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $40


Ecology » July 22-25 (8:30am-12pm)

Explore how the Earth’s living system are interdependent and how our environment is impacted by our existence.  Experiment with how changes in small things can make big impacts and learn about methods of remediating damage.  
INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Johnson  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $40

 

 

 

6-9 year olds

Singing Camp: Goldfinches » Session I: June 10-13 (9-11am)  Session II: July 15-18 (9-11am)

6-9 year olds will have fun learning new songs & some basic musical concepts such as: dynamics, tempo, melody, harmony, and simple notation. We will develop listening skills while moving to the music, learn to express ourselves with our singing voices, and play games to reinforce musical concepts.               INSTRUCTOR:  Melanie Germond  •  LOCATION: CMS  •  MAX: 8  •  $30/session

7-9 year olds

Creative Cakes! » June 3-6 (10am-12pm)

Kids make their very own cake from scratch and learn how to decorate it! Put their creativity to work with basic cake decorating techniques, colored icings, and various toppings.                      INSTRUCTOR:  Kayla Gonzales  •  LOCATION: BHS  •  MAX: 12  •  $30

 

6-12 year olds

Swim Camp » June 3-28 (M-F, 3:30-5pm)

This afternoon camp will provide your children with entrance and extra supervision while enjoying our local swimming pool.  Swimmers will be assessed for skill level so that everyone can be safe and have fun. Kids will be provided with a snack. Kids can be dropped off at the pool. We will  also meet the Boys and Girls Club bus and accompany kids to the pool if they would like to join our program after their day at the Club.                      INSTRUCTOR: LEAP lifeguards & staff  •  LOCATION: BCP  •  MAX: 20  •  $15/week


Archery » July 10-12 (8-10am)

Introduction to the basics of archery—bows & arrows provided.  INSTRUCTOR: Joni Giacomino  •  LOCATION: CMS  •  MAX: 15  •  $50

Entering 5th—entering 8th grade
 

Volleyball camp » July 23-26 (6-8pm)

INSTRUCTOR:  Joni Giacomino  •  LOCATION: LSG  •  MAX: 30  •  $50

 

Basketball camp » July 16-19 (6-8pm)

INSTRUCTOR:  Joni Giacomino  •  LOCATION: LSG  •  MAX: 30  •  $50

9-12 year olds

Singing Camp: Orioles » Session I: June 17-20 (9-11am)   Session II: July 22-25 (9-11am)

Have fun learning new songs and along the way learn some basic musical concepts such as: dynamics, tempo, melody, harmony, and simple notation. We will develop listening skills while moving to the music, learn to express ourselves with our singing voices, and play games to reinforce musical concepts.       INSTRUCTOR:  Melanie Germond  •  LOCATION: CMS  •  MAX: 8  •  $30/session

 

10-14 year olds

Introduction to Watercolor » June 3-6  (8-10am)
An introduction to basic watercolor techniques. The students will use real watercolors, real watercolor brushes, and learn basic painting and color techniques. The students would complete about 3 projects in a week class. They will do a basic scene watercolor, bookmark, and free choice.                                      INSTRUCTOR:  Darcey Wimer  •  LOCATION: BHS  •  MAX: TBA  •  $30

Watercolor II » June 10-13  (8-10am)
Continuation of the watercolor class by teaching masking, and extending the watercolor techniques. Taking the course Introduction to Watercolor first is not necessary. The students would complete 3 projects in a week. The projects would include 2 scenes and one free choice project.                                              INSTRUCTOR:  Darcey Wimer  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: TBA  •  $30

Upcycle/Recycle » June 24-27  (8-10am)
Learn to make flowers out of newspapers and magazines. Rosettes out of denim and other recycled fabrics for hairpieces, jewelry, or wreaths. We would also make bird clips and magnets out of paper and clothespins. 
INSTRUCTOR: Darcey Wimer  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: TBA  •  $30

 

Creative Cakes! » June 24-27 (10am-12pm)

Kids make their very own cake from scratch and learn how to decorate it! Put their creativity to work with basic cake decorating techniques, colored icings, and various toppings.                      INSTRUCTOR:  Kayla Gonzales  •  LOCATION: CSP •  MAX: 12  •  $30


Creating Characters and Stories Through Art » July 22-25 (10am-12pm)

A class for 10-14 year olds to learn short story development and character building while creating art. Activities include short comic drawing, collage scenes, character sheets & scenery drawing. INSTRUCTOR: Lily Troup  •   LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $30

 

Painting with Color & Composition » July 10–11 (8:30am-12pm)
This introduction to painting with acrylics will open students’ eyes to the colors and shapes around them and will teach them basic picture composition.  Students will be shown what goes into designing the subject for a painting and will then be allowed to let their imaginations soar as they paint their own canvas.  Painting lessons will utilize basic math skills.  Acrylic paints are non-toxic and water based.  Students should wear clothes that might get paint on them.  INSTRUCTOR: John Badal  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $30


Entering 6th—entering 8th grade
 

Math Challenges and Character Building » July 1-3 (8:30am-12pm)

This course will challenge students to work through difficult math problems together. Students will work together in groups, using simple physical models (paper, toothpicks, etc.) to solve challenging problems by applying positive life skills such as grit, optimism, and curiosity. Together, we will read a book by Nevil Shute called Trustee from the Toolroom, about the adventures of a man who demonstrates such qualities. As a class, we will work to develop these traits to help students succeed in school and in life: grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity. INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Rissman  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $40

 

Entering 4th—entering 9th grade

Bridges and Boats (Introduction to Engineering)​​​​​​​​ » June 3-6 (12-3:30pm)

An engineering camp, for 9-12 year olds, that incorporates the principles of designing, building, and testing the integrity of a bridge structure.  This course will introduce  principles to new students and  take these principles one-step and  farther for returning students.   Participants will build a bridge and weight test it at the end of the program or build a boat and test it.  INSTRUCTOR:  Joni Giacomino  •  LOCATION: BHS  •  MAX: 24  •  $40
 

Science Camp » July 15-18 (8:30am-12:00pm)

9-12 year old participants will perform experiments testing consumer products, chemistry experiments, microscopic work and dissection.                                                                                             INSTRUCTOR:  Joni Giacomino  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 24  •  $40

 

11-14 year olds
 

Building Design & Models (Introduction to Architecture) » June 17-21 (8:30am-11am)

This course introduces 11-14 year olds to elementary concepts of architecture, and shows how the use of mathematics can be fun.  Through a step-by-step development of a floor plan, students will build a scale model of a building similar to one used by architects.  The exercise will utilize basic math and measurement skills required in designing and constructing scale models, and will delve into basic engineering concepts involved in home and building construction. INSTRUCTOR: John Badal  •  LOCATION: CSP  •  MAX: 15  •  $40

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