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Summer Camp 2022

2022 Lower School Programs

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  • Kindergarten Adventure (for students entering kindergarten at Buckley)

    Description: Kindergarten Adventure is an educational and fun-filled program, taught by Buckley's very own Kindergarten teachers and carefully designed with the needs and developmental considerations of our youngest campers in mind. Campers will engage in activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, games, athletics, and much more. 

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Optional Extended Care Hours: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

    Session Dates:
    • Session I: June 7-June 17 (No camp Monday, June 6)
    • Session II: June 21-July 1 (No camp Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth)
    • Session III: July 5-July 15 (No camp Monday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July)

    Tuition:

    • Kindergarten Adventure Tuition: $850 per session
    • Kindergarten Extended Care Cost: $300 per session

    Tentative Schedule:

    • 8:15-8:30 a.m. | Arrival
    • 8:30-10:00 a.m. | Classroom Activity
    • 10:00-10:30 a.m. | Snack and Recess Break
    • 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Classroom Activity
    • 11:30-12:15 p.m. | Classroom Activity
    • 12:15-12:20 p.m. | Prepare for Dismissal
    • 12:20-12:30 p.m. | Dismissal  

    Optional Extended Care Schedule:

    • 12:30-1:00 p.m. | Lunch (brought from home)  
    • 1:00-1:30 p.m. | Recess Activity
    • 1:30-2:00 p.m. | Quiet Time (Indoors)
    • 2:00-2:50 p.m. | Indoor/Outdoor Activity
    • 2:50-2:55 p.m. | Prepare for Dismissal
    • 3:00 p.m. | Dismissal

    Note:
    Participants must be entering Kindergarten at Buckley in Fall 2022. 

Summer Camps Offered: June 6-10

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  • Sports Spectacular (for students entering grades 1-3) - CAMP IS FULL

    Lead Coach: John Holland, Buckley Physical Education Teacher

    Grades: Rising 1-3 ONLY (no exceptions)

    Description: This program is designed for the children to explore, have fun, and feel successful in their abilities. Students will engage in games and activities that reinforce what is covered in primary physical education. We are focused on drills, skills, and thrills.  All the games that we play are small-sided and modified for every student to find success. The objectives are learning, having fun, and experiencing multiple sports while at summer camp at Buckley.
  • Play Ball: Outdoor Sports Camp (for students entering grades 4-5)

    Lead Instructor: Jeremy Fox, Buckley Third Grade Teacher

    Grades: Rising 4 & 5

    Description: This camp is designed for our young sports lovers. The camp will focus on a variety of traditional and non-traditional games. Traditional games may include soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and football. Non-traditional games may include kickball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, and dodgeball. Our excellent camp coaches will ensure that their day is filled with age-appropriate games and activities that will foster growth, creativity, and development.
  • Fun with Clay (for students entering grades 1-5) - CAMP IS FULL

    Lead Instructor: Kristelle Pliez, Buckley Beyond the Bell Teacher

    Grades: Rising 1-5

    Description: This camp will focus on teaching students how to work with clay. Students will learn the different kinds of techniques in working with clay such as coil, slab, hand building, and the glazing and firing process. We will give students the foundation to explore their vision in clay and trust your creative process throughout the week. 

    Please note: Finished pieces will be fired at the conclusion of the camp. Parents/guardians will receive an email when pieces are ready for pick up. 
  • Hip Hop Dance (for students entering grades 1-5)

    Lead Instructor: TBD

    Grades: Rising 1-5

    Description: This camp will definitely have you moving.  It enables our campers to be themselves while developing creativity and coordination. Dance activities include basic hip-hop dance moves, tumbling, and dance games in a high-energy environment.  No prior dance experience is needed.

Summer Camps Offered: June 13-24

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  • Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp (for students entering grades 1-6)

    Dates: June 13-June 24 (9-day program)
    Note: Camp is closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

    Description: The summer academic intensive program is intended to replicate how language arts and mathematics are taught during the normal school year.  In language arts, students will participate in daily writing workshop and reading workshop. Additionally, students in younger grades (entering first and second grade) will spend time focusing on phonemic awareness and letter-sound association activities while students in the older grades (entering third through fifth grade) will spend time focusing on grammatical construction and vocabulary. Both programs will strengthen reading skills and literacy development. Mathematics instruction will feature Math in Focus and the Singapore Math program, replicating, supplementing, and enhancing how mathematics is taught during the regular school year.
     
    The second part of the day is meant for fun. Students will have lunch then reconnect with their grade level group for fun camp rotations. Summer camp rotations could include musical theatre, sports, outdoor group games, robotics, technology, makerspace, visual arts, dance, improv, etc. Each week will have different rotations. Rotations will be scheduled each week by the director of summer camp. Grade level groups will travel with a counselor to each rotation. Pool time/swim is not an option in the afternoon this summer. The tentative schedule is below. 
     
    Please Note: Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp is a full-day program. As they are a package deal, we will not prorate the morning session and/or the afternoon session.
     
    Program Hours:
    • 8:45-9:00 a.m. | Arrival & Welcome
    • 9:00-11:45 a.m. | Academic Intensive Program (reading, writing, and math)
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. | Lunch (pre-packaged lunches provided by FreshLunches)
    • 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #1
    • 1:20-2:05 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #2
    • 2:05-2:55 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #3
    • 3:00 p.m. | Dismissal

Summer Camps Offered: June 27-July 1

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  • Compassion in Action (for students entering grades 1-5)

    Lead Instructor: Sarah Levitt, Buckley Fourth Grade Teacher

    Grades: Rising 1-5

    Description: Campers will learn about a charitable organization in the greater Los Angeles area, across the country, or around the world. After engaging in thoughtful discussions, the children will have an opportunity to do fun, hands-on projects to help the charities further their missions in addition to learning how to turn their own compassion into action. Community Service hours will be awarded for each week the students attend this course.
  • Creative HeARTS (for students entering grades 1-5)

    Lead Instructor: TBD

    Grades: Rising 1-5

    Description:
    When crafting there are no mistakes, just curious creations. Join us in making fun projects that will show your creativity. Projects will include tie-dye, slime, raised salt/marble painting, and so much more! This camp is a great opportunity for artists to develop creativity and create with confidence in a fun and loving environment.
  • Play Ball: Outdoor Sports Camp (for students entering grades 1-5)

    Lead Instructor: Jeremy Fox, Buckley Third Grade Teacher

    Grades: Rising 1-5 grades

    Description:
    This camp is designed for our young sports lovers. The camp will focus on a variety of traditional and non-traditional games. Traditional games may include soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and football. Non-traditional games may include kickball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, and dodgeball. Our excellent camp coaches will ensure that their day is filled with age-appropriate games and activities that will foster growth, creativity, and development.
  • Buckley ‘On Broadway’ (for students entering grades 1-5) - CAMP IS FULL

    Lead Instructor: Mr. Alex Trugman, Conservatory Teacher

    Grades: Rising 1-5 

    Description: Calling all Musical Theater lovers! Grab your dancing shoes and bring your brightest smiles, because this summer, it’s showtime!
  • Explore Storytelling through the Art of Dance (for students entering grades 4-8)

    Lead Instructor: Ms. Brittany Daniels, Buckley MUS Dance Teacher

    Grades: Rising  4-8

    Description: Throughout the week, we will learn dance pieces in the genres of jazz, hip-hop, contemporary-lyrical. Students will perform various styles of music and possibly spoken word poetry. Additionally, students will learn multiple choreographic techniques and be given opportunities to create and contribute to the dance pieces they will present on the Friday performance for parents and guardians. 
  • Robotics (for students entering grades 4-8)

    Lead: TBD

    Grades: Rising 4-8

    Description: Are you curious about robotics? Want to learn how to build and program your own robotic creation! Students will use the VEX Robotics system for the entirety of the course. At the end of the week we will have robot challenges including but not limited to races, obstacles, goals, and battles. No prior robotics experience is required.

Summer Camps Offered: July 5-15

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  • Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp (for students entering grades 1-6)

    Dates: July 5-July 15 (9-day program)
    Note: Camp is closed on July 4 in observance of Fourth of July.  

    Description:
    The summer academic intensive program is intended to replicate how language arts and mathematics are taught during the normal school year.  In language arts, students will participate in daily writing workshop and reading workshop. Additionally, students in younger grades (entering first and second grade) will spend time focusing on phonemic awareness and letter-sound association activities while students in the older grades (entering third through fifth grade) will spend time focusing on grammatical construction and vocabulary. Both programs will strengthen reading skills and literacy development. Mathematics instruction will feature Math in Focus and the Singapore Math program, replicating, supplementing, and enhancing how mathematics is taught during the regular school year.
     
    The second part of the day is meant for fun. Students will have lunch then reconnect with their grade level group for fun camp rotations. Summer camp rotations could include musical theatre, sports, outdoor group games, robotics, technology, makerspace, visual arts, dance, improv, etc. Each week will have different rotations. Rotations will be scheduled each week by the director of summer camp. Grade level groups will travel with a counselor to each rotation. Pool time/swim is not an option in the afternoon this summer. The tentative schedule is below. 
     
    Please Note: Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp is a full-day program. As they are a package deal, we will not prorate the morning session and/or the afternoon session.
     
    Program Hours:
    • 8:45-9:00 a.m. | Arrival & Welcome
    • 9:00-11:45 a.m. | Academic Intensive Program (reading, writing, and math)
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. | Lunch (pre-packaged lunches provided by FreshLunches)
    • 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #1
    • 1:20-2:05 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #2
    • 2:05-2:55 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #3
    • 3:00 p.m. | Dismissal
2022 Middle School Programs

Summer Camp Offered: June 6-June 10

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  • Griffin Basketball (for students entering grades 6-8) - CAMP FULL

    THIS CAMP IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL SUMMERCAMP@BUCKLEY.ORG TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

    Description:
    This half-day camp is designed to teach young athletes how to become well-rounded and team-oriented basketball players. The session will offer intense, specialized basketball instruction with an emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. The camp also provides athletes of all ability levels a rewarding and an enjoyable experience. 
     
    Grade: Rising 6 through 8

    Date: June 6-June 10

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Locations: Gym/Lower School Outdoor Courts

    Tuition: $225.00/week (lunch NOT included)

    Lead Instructor: Coach Senna, Buckley Varsity Basketball Coach & Physical Education Teacher

Summer Camps Offered: June 13-24

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  • Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp (for students entering grades 1-6)

    Dates: June 13-June 24 (9-day program)
    Note: Camp is closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

    Description: The summer academic intensive program is intended to replicate how language arts and mathematics are taught during the normal school year.  In language arts, students will participate in daily writing workshop and reading workshop. Additionally, students in younger grades (entering first and second grade) will spend time focusing on phonemic awareness and letter-sound association activities while students in the older grades (entering third through fifth grade) will spend time focusing on grammatical construction and vocabulary. Both programs will strengthen reading skills and literacy development. Mathematics instruction will feature Math in Focus and the Singapore Math program, replicating, supplementing, and enhancing how mathematics is taught during the regular school year.
     
    The second part of the day is meant for fun. Students will have lunch then reconnect with their grade level group for fun camp rotations. Summer camp rotations could include musical theatre, sports, outdoor group games, robotics, technology, makerspace, visual arts, dance, improv, etc. Each week will have different rotations. Rotations will be scheduled each week by the director of summer camp. Grade level groups will travel with a counselor to each rotation. Pool time/swim is not an option in the afternoon this summer. The tentative schedule is below. 
     
    Please Note: Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp is a full-day program. As they are a package deal, we will not prorate the morning session and/or the afternoon session.
     
    Program Hours:
    • 8:45-9:00 a.m. | Arrival & Welcome
    • 9:00-11:45 a.m. | Academic Intensive Program (reading, writing, and math)
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. | Lunch (pre-packaged lunches provided by FreshLunches)
    • 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #1
    • 1:20-2:05 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #2
    • 2:05-2:55 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #3
    • 3:00 p.m. | Dismissal

Summer Camps Offered: June 27-July 1

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  • Explore Storytelling through the Art of Dance (for students entering grades 4-8)

    Description: Throughout the week, we will learn dance pieces in the genres of jazz, hip-hop, contemporary-lyrical. Students will perform various styles of music and possibly spoken word poetry. Additionally, students will learn multiple choreographic techniques and be given opportunities to create and contribute to the dance pieces they will present on the Friday performance for parents and guardians. 

    Grade: Rising 4-8

    Date: June 27-July 1

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Location: Dance Classroom 

    Tuition: $530/week (lunch included)

    Lead Instructor: Ms. Brittany Daniels, Buckley MUS Dance Teacher
  • Robotics (for students entering grades 4-8)

    Description: Are you curious about robotics?  Want to learn how to build and program your own robotic creation! Students will use the VEX Robotics system for the entirety of the course. At the end of the week, we will have robot challenges including but not limited to races, obstacles, goals, and battles. No prior robotics experience is required.

    Grade: Rising 4-8

    Date: June 27-July 1

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Location: Robotics Classroom 

    Tuition: $530/week (lunch included)

    Lead Instructor: TBD

Summer Camps Offered: July 5-15

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  • Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp (for students entering grades 1-6)

    Dates: July 5-July 15 (9-day program)
    Note: Camp is closed on July 4 in observance of Fourth of July.  

    Description:
    The summer academic intensive program is intended to replicate how language arts and mathematics are taught during the normal school year.  In language arts, students will participate in daily writing workshop and reading workshop. Additionally, students in younger grades (entering first and second grade) will spend time focusing on phonemic awareness and letter-sound association activities while students in the older grades (entering third through fifth grade) will spend time focusing on grammatical construction and vocabulary. Both programs will strengthen reading skills and literacy development. Mathematics instruction will feature Math in Focus and the Singapore Math program, replicating, supplementing, and enhancing how mathematics is taught during the regular school year.
     
    The second part of the day is meant for fun. Students will have lunch then reconnect with their grade level group for fun camp rotations. Summer camp rotations could include musical theatre, sports, outdoor group games, robotics, technology, makerspace, visual arts, dance, improv, etc. Each week will have different rotations. Rotations will be scheduled each week by the director of summer camp. Grade level groups will travel with a counselor to each rotation. Pool time/swim is not an option in the afternoon this summer. The tentative schedule is below. 
     
    Please Note: Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp is a full-day program. As they are a package deal, we will not prorate the morning session and/or the afternoon session.
     
    Program Hours:
    • 8:45-9:00 a.m. | Arrival & Welcome
    • 9:00-11:45 a.m. | Academic Intensive Program (reading, writing, and math)
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. | Lunch (pre-packaged lunches provided by FreshLunches)
    • 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #1
    • 1:20-2:05 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #2
    • 2:05-2:55 p.m. | Summer Camp - Rotation #3
    • 3:00 p.m. | Dismissal

Questions?

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    Jaclyn "Jackie" Aranda 

    Plant Operations Supervisor
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 764

Dates & Hours

June 6-June 10 | Specialized Programs  Summer Camp

June 13-June 24 | Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp
Please note: Campus is closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. 

June 27-July 1 | Specialized Programs Summer Camp

July 5-July 15 | Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp
Please note: Campus is closed on July 4 in observance of Fourth of July.

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
MS Basketball Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuition

Specialized Programs Summer Camp (5-day)
Tuition includes: Instruction, lunch from FreshLunches, and materials fee
$530 

Academic Intensive & Griffin Camp (9-day)
Tuition includes: Instruction, lunch from FreshLunches, and materials fee
$950

Registration Policy

All students must register using our online system. Payment is due in full at the time of registration, paid by credit card only. 

Waitlist

Should a camp program reach full capacity, a waitlist will be started. When space is available a waitlisted camper will be contacted. To be placed on a waitlist, please contact summercamp@buckley.org.

Cancellation Policy

The school reserves the right to close enrollment or to cancel a course offering. If a course is canceled, you will be notified seven days in advance. You’re entitled to a 100% refund should we need to cancel.

With the exception of the above, no refunds for classes will be issued for courses if a child withdraws after May 1, 2022. The tuition is 100% non-refundable after May 1. Students may register for additional courses at any time but must pay the full cost of the class. Should you need to withdraw from a course, please notify Dale Bartels in the Business Office at dbartels@buckley.org and Jaclyn Aranda at summercamp@buckley.org.