Our new Virtual Summer Programs for grades K-12 will run for 4 one-week sessions - June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, and July 13-17 - with mix-and-match hour-long classes offered from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each program will meet 5 days a week for one hour per day.

We know how important it is for children to stay engaged and connected during the summer, so we are offering all sessions at a greatly reduced rate from our usual summer camp fees.

Hope to "see" you there! 

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    Jaclyn Aranda 

    Plant Operations Events Coordinator
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 764

Terms & Conditions

Enrollment & Cancellation
The school reserves the right to close enrollment or to cancel a course offering for any reason as determined in its sole discretion. If a course is closed or cancelled, the school will notify as soon as possible.

The tuition is 100% non-refundable once enrolled. 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.

Schedule & Tuition

Week 1: June 15-19
Week 2: June 22-26
Week 3: July 6-10
Week 4: July 13-17

1-week programs | $60
Kindergarten Adventure (2-hour per day) | $120
4-week programs | $240

Please note that we will not charge a material fee. We ask that families provide the necessary materials before the start of their program.

Four Week Programs: Summer Reading Club

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  • Summer Reading Cub - Incoming First Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Instructor:
    Savannah Francis

    Description: 
    Join Ms. Francis for some summer reading fun! This summer reading book club is designed for students to read, promote discussions, and inspire questions about their book. This is the perfect way to get your child excited about reading, while keeping in touch with all their friends this summer. Books read in this reading club will be added to your child’s summer reading log due when they enter first grade at Buckley. 
  • Summer Reading Club - Incoming Second Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sarah Levitt

    Description: 
    Join Mrs. Levitt for some summer reading fun! This summer reading book club is designed for students to read, promote discussions, and inspire questions about their book. This is the perfect way to get your child excited about reading, while keeping in touch with all their friends this summer. Books read in this reading club can be added to your child’s summer reading log due when they enter first grade. Books read in this reading club will be added to your child’s summer reading log due when they enter second grade at Buckley.
  • Summer Reading Club - Incoming Third Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sarah Levitt

    Description: 
    Grab your summer reading book and join Mrs. Levitt for some reading fun! This summer reading book club is designed for students to read, promote discussions, and inspire questions about their book. This is the perfect way to get your child excited about reading, while keeping in touch with all their friends this summer. This reading club will read the required book for entering third grade at Buckley.

Four Week Programs: "Books and Beyond" Reading Club

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  • "Books and Beyond" Reading Club - Entering Fourth Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sabine Abadou

    Description: 
    Grab your required summer reading book and join me for a fun and easy summer book club, all from the comfort of home! Book clubs are a great way for readers to discuss books in an informal setting. So, find a cozy spot in your house and get ready to share your favorite book with friends. Yes, it is true, readers can enjoy the same kind of community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. Our meetings will come to life with discussions, journaling, arts & crafts, and Web-based activities. Whether you love to read or are just discovering your love of books, join us, it is certain to be a page turner!
  • "Books and Beyond" Reading Club - Entering Fifth Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sabine Abadou

    Description: 
    Grab your required summer reading book and join me for a fun and easy summer book club, all from the comfort of home! Book clubs are a great way for readers to discuss books in an informal setting. So, find a cozy spot in your house and get ready to share your favorite book with friends. Yes, it is true, readers can enjoy the same kind of community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. Our meetings will come to life with discussions, journaling, arts & crafts, and Web-based activities. Whether you love to read or are just discovering your love of books, join us, it is certain to be a page turner!
  • "Books and Beyond" Reading Club - Entering Sixth Grade (Program Closed)

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sabine Abadou

    Description: 
    Grab your required summer reading book and join me for a fun and easy summer book club, all from the comfort of home! Book clubs are a great way for readers to discuss books in an informal setting. So, find a cozy spot in your house and get ready to share your favorite book with friends. Yes, it is true, readers can enjoy the same kind of community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. Our meetings will come to life with discussions, journaling, arts & crafts, and Web-based activities. Whether you love to read or are just discovering your love of books, join us, it is certain to be a page turner!

Week 1: June 15-June 19

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  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Course Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

    Instructors: 
    Ms. Chenoweth, Mrs. Junius, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Romero

    Grades: Incoming Kindergarten

    Description: Geared specifically for incoming Buckley kindergartners, Remote Kindergarten Adventure Camp is an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers, socialize with new friends, and learn school routines that will bring familiarity and comfort when we begin our school year in the fall.  Using a combination of developmentally appropriate learning platforms, we will offer both synchronous and asynchronous activities to help your new kindergartner fill their day with learning and fun.
     
    Necessary materials: Paper, pencils, markers or crayons, scissors, glue or glue stick, picture books, stuffed animals, favorite building materials and imaginative toys.
  • Exploring Mythology

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Riley McQueen

    Grades:
    Incoming 2-5

    Description: 
    Come join Ms. McQueen on zoom and dive into the myths of ancient worlds. Each day we will hear a different story and then complete an activity inspired by the myth. Activities may include a scavenger hunt inspired by the trials of Hercules, drawing constellations inspired by myth behind the Big and Little Dipper, or solving mazes inspired by the Minotaur. Every day will be different, so join Ms. McQueen for one or both weeks to explore mythology! 
  • Fitness Fun

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sean Dale

    Grades:
    Incoming 1-5       

    Description: 
    Get up and be active performing exercises that will target all muscle groups to keep you strong and healthy! This program is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among our young ones and inspire them to find the love of fitness. This camp will include activities such as fun cardio balance activities, choosing healthier snacks, and easy daily techniques that can be included in your daily schedule. We have created this program to provide a fun and safe environment where positive behaviors can be learned at an early age.
  • Improv Kids

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Jeremy Fox

    Grades:
    Incoming 2-5

    Description: 
    Get ready to jump into the wild, creative, and hilarious world of improv! In improv, you can be anyone or anything you want to be! We will act out skits, play games and make up stories as we go along! We will play games such as one word at a time, prop bag, popcorn, and group freeze! We will laugh and learn from one another as we build our creative skills and learn to work together as a team! 
  • ARTist

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Heather Hager

    Grades:
    Incoming 3-5

    Description: 
    Get ready to ignite your inner ARTist in this fun and engaging program! Each week, students will learn about amazing artists/art styles and create inspired masterpieces in an encouraging and uplifting virtual atmosphere. Using only paper, scissors, and glue, this class is sure to boost your creativity and enhance your art knowledge. 

    Necessary Materials: One pack of 9x12 assorted colors construction paper, scissors, Elmer’s clear liquid glue (5oz), and clear glue sticks (3)
  • Drawing out of our Imaginations

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Timothy Lokiec

    Grades:
    Incoming 6-8       

    Description: 
    We will empower our imaginations by exploring the world of illustration and cartooning. We will look at examples of illustrators who invent fantastical figures, and we will practice our ability to create environments for our invented characters. Any level of drawing ability is welcome.

    Necessary Materials: Pens, pencils, markers, and paper. 

    Optional Materials: Watercolors and watercolor paper and brushes.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 1-2

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for your daily S.T.E.A.M. challenge! These activities are intended to spark imagination, encourage innovation, and give students a space to create. Each day you will be given a challenge, have time to plan and build your solution, and share with other students. S.T.E.A.M. Challenge is a camp everyone can enjoy!

    Please Note: Once enrolled, you will receive a material list. 
  • National Parks Adventures

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Sarah Levitt

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: The Buckley Griffin will be joining you on a wild adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved national parks. We will be virtually visiting a variety of national parks as well as experiencing indoor camping, hiking our nature trail, participating in national park scavenger hunts, art projects, and even skyping with a national park ranger! The Buckley Griffin will introduce you to the junior ranger program as well as concluding our program with the MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure Movie. Be ready to become a national park expert with the Buckley Griffin!
  • Beginning Guitar

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Alex Trugman

    Grades: Incoming 3-6

    Description: There has never been a better time to pick up a guitar and start learning! Catered to complete beginners, this class is the perfect introduction to this wonderful instrument. Over the course of the week, students will learn the most common open chords by playing popular songs in a fun, safe group setting. By the end of the week, each student will be armed with the skills to be a hit around the campfire at the next family trip!

    Necessary Materials: Guitar
  • Origins of Hip Hop

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Anthony Gaskins

    Grades: Incoming 6-8

    Description: The Kennedy Center mentions, “Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean? Is it the music with a chest-thumping beat? The rapid-fire lyrics rapped into a handheld mic. Gravity-defying dance steps? Writers turning walls into canvases with larger-than-life letters and illustrations? The answer is all of the above—and more.” Come explore a fun medley of social justice, politics, fat beats, and lyrics galore through a summer survey of Hip Hop Elements. Students will be introduced to the true essence of the global phenomenon known as Hip Hop and gain a better understanding of the music they love to jam out to.

    Facilitated by Buckley’s own self-proclaimed hip hop practitioner and Freestyle Friday teacher Mr. Gaskins, students will learn about the origins of hip hop and how it has been used as commentary on society. Together we will break down the legendary hip hop culture and try our hand at writing, producing, and performing original hip hop creations!
  • Portrait Drawing with Colored Pencils

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Tom Miller

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: 
    Campers will practice portrait drawing with a focus on proportion, shading, and “mixing” colors to achieve a likeness. Lessons will expose campers to different styles of portraiture, including realism, expressionism, and cubism. 

    Materials Needed:
     White drawing paper, pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpener
  • Hooked on Books

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 2-4

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for a week-long book club! Play games, discuss key parts of the book, and even can dress up as your favorite character each week! This week we will read Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
  • Improv Kids

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Jeremy Fox

    Grades: Incoming 2-5     

    Description: Get ready to jump into the wild, creative, and hilarious world of improv! In improv, you can be anyone or anything you want to be! We will act out skits, play games and make up stories as we go along! We will play games such as one word at a time, prop bag, popcorn, and group freeze! We will laugh and learn from one another as we build our creative skills and learn to work together as a team! 
  • Superstar Soccer

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Pete Bartlett

    Grades: Incoming 1-4

    Description: 
    This camp is designed for our younger soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Daily objectives would include a dynamic warm-up, technical ball work, improving speed and agility, creating teamwork amongst participants, and most importantly having fun.  No prior experience is necessary.
     
    Necessary Materials: Soccer ball, 4 cones (alternatives: 4 water bottles or 4 socks), water bottle for breaks. 
  • Beginning Guitar

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Alex Trugman

    Grades: Incoming 3-6

    Description: There has never been a better time to pick up a guitar and start learning! Catered to complete beginners, this class is the perfect introduction to this wonderful instrument. Over the course of the week, students will learn the most common open chords by playing popular songs in a fun, safe group setting. By the end of the week, each student will be armed with the skills to be a hit around the campfire at the next family trip!

    Necessary Materials: Guitar
  • Introduction to Coding

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Riley Stanford-Hill

    Grades: Incoming 4-8 

    Description: This program is a one-week introductory python program designed for students entering grades 4-8. The basics of the python programming language will be taught including printing, user input, variables, loops, if statements, and random numbers. The program will be largely project-based, and students will learn by actively writing out the programs themselves during class. Some of the types of projects that will be completed include a mad-libs game, a basic calculator, a guess the number game, and more. The class requires an internet connection, as it will be taught on zoom and will use an online python generator. No prior programming experience is required.
  • Mythical Creatures in Art History

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Tom Miller

    Grades: Incoming 1-5 

    Description: Campers will be inspired by a diverse selection of mythical creatures from across art history to draw their own meaningful hybrid beasts. As well as creating our own mythical creatures, we will be discussing why humans from all cultures invent magical characters.

    Materials Needed: White drawing paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, pencil sharpener

Week 2: June 22-June 26

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  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Course Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

    Instructors: 
    Ms. Chenoweth, Mrs. Junius, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Romero

    Grades: Incoming Kindergarten

    Description: Geared specifically for incoming Buckley kindergartners, Remote Kindergarten Adventure Camp is an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers, socialize with new friends, and learn school routines that will bring familiarity and comfort when we begin our school year in the fall.  Using a combination of developmentally appropriate learning platforms, we will offer both synchronous and asynchronous activities to help your new kindergartner fill their day with learning and fun.
     
    Necessary materials: Paper, pencils, markers or crayons, scissors, glue or glue stick, picture books, stuffed animals, favorite building materials and imaginative toys.
  • Summer in Color (Drawing)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Megan Randazzo

    Grades: Incoming 1-2        

    Description: Learn how to draw with Ms. Randazzo! Each day, kids will follow along as Ms. Randazzo walks them through the steps of different drawings. With each completed drawing, kids will also learn new coloring and shading techniques to make their art come to life. Ms. Randazzo will challenge your kids to get creative and add details to make their artwork their own. At the end of the week, you will scan in your kid’s artwork and we will create a book to send home to you as a memento.

    Necessary Materials: Pencil, eraser, paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Exploring Mythology

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Riley McQueen

    Grades: Incoming 2-5        

    Description: Come join Ms. McQueen on zoom and dive into the myths of ancient worlds. Each day we will hear a different story and then complete an activity inspired by the myth. Activities may include a scavenger hunt inspired by the trials of Hercules, drawing constellations inspired by myth behind the Big and Little Dipper, or solving mazes inspired by the Minotaur. Every day will be different, so join Ms. McQueen for one or both weeks to explore mythology!
  • Fitness Fun

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Sean Dale

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Get up and be active performing exercises that will target all muscle groups to keep you strong and healthy! This program is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among our young ones and inspire them to find the love of fitness. This camp will include activities such as fun cardio balance activities, choosing healthier snacks, and easy daily techniques that can be included in your daily schedule. We have created this program to provide a fun and safe environment where positive behaviors can be learned at an early age.
  • DIY Science

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Lilly Linden

    Grades: Incoming 5-8        

    Description: Explore science with daily DIY experiments that can be done at home! Fill a week of summer with learning about all sorts of fun science ranging from non-Newtonian fluids like Oobleck, why slime sticks together, homemade lava lamps, and more. In the words of Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Science is Cool!!
  • Graffiti Art

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Ponti Lambros

    Grades: Incoming 5-8

    Description: This introductory class will shed light on the origins of how this art form was created, introduce you to various Graffiti artists, provide students with a basic understanding of the various lettering styles, tags, stenciling, and street art concepts.
  • Zines

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Tim Lokiec

    Grades: Incoming 9-12

    Description: 
    Zines are small, self-published magazines which run the gamut from being info based (usually a deep dive into some subject which fascinates the author, and which the author wishes to share), to personal narratives, collection of poems, songs, drawings or stories... We will each create our own visually engaging mini magazine. We will work individually and collaboratively and explore different forms of layout and construction.
     
    Necessary Materials: glue/tape, paper, a home printer (would be awesome), pens, pencils, scissors
  • S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 3-5        

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for your daily S.T.E.A.M. challenge! These activities are intended to spark imagination, encourage innovation, and give students a space to create. Each day you will be given a challenge, have time to plan and build your solution, and share with other students. S.T.E.A.M. Challenge is a camp everyone can enjoy!
     
    Once enrolled, you will receive a material list. 
  • National Parks Adventures

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Sarah Levitt

    Grades: Incoming 1-5        

    Description: The Buckley Griffin will be joining you on a wild adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved national parks. We will be virtually visiting a variety of national parks as well as experiencing indoor camping, hiking our nature trail, participating in national park scavenger hunts, art projects, and even skyping with a national park ranger! The Buckley Griffin will introduce you to the junior ranger program as well as concluding our program with the MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure Movie. Be ready to become a national park expert with the Buckley Griffin!
  • ARTist

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Heather Hager

    Grades: 
    Incoming 3-5

    Description: 
    Get ready to ignite your inner ARTist in this fun and engaging program! Each week, students will learn about amazing artists/art styles and create inspired masterpieces in an encouraging and uplifting virtual atmosphere. Using only paper, scissors, and glue, this class is sure to boost your creativity and enhance your art knowledge. 

    Necessary Materials: One pack of 9x12 assorted colors construction paper, scissors, Elmer’s clear liquid glue (5oz), and clear glue sticks (3)
  • Sculpture/Paper Mache

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Tim Lokiec

    Grades: Incoming 6-8

    Description: 
    Using humble materials like cardboard and paint, we will learn the basics of constructing a paper mache form. Each student will have an opportunity to brainstorm and execute their own sculptural design, be it abstract or figurative. Be prepared to get a bit messy.
     
    Necessary Materials: Cardboard (from boxes, etc.), grocery bags/paper, tape, glue, corn starch, acrylic paint, and paint brushes.
  • Origins of Hip Hop

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Anthony Gaskins

    Grades: Incoming 9-12

    Description: The Kennedy center mentions, “Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean? Is it the music with a chest-thumping beat? The rapid-fire lyrics rapped into a handheld mic. Gravity-defying dance steps? Writers turning walls into canvases with larger-than-life letters and illustrations? The answer is all of the above—and more.” Come explore a fun medley of social justice, politics, fat beats, and lyrics galore through a summer survey of Hip Hop Elements. Students will be introduced to the true essence of the global phenomenon known as Hip Hop and gain a better understanding of the music they love to jam out to.
    Facilitated by Buckley’s own self-proclaimed hip hop practitioner and Freestyle Friday teacher Mr. Gaskins, students will learn about the origins of hip hop and how it has been used as commentary on society. Together we will break down the legendary hip hop culture and try our hand at writing, producing, and performing original hip hop creations!
  • Hooked on Books

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 2-4        

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for a week-long book club! Play games, discuss key parts of the book, and even can dress up as your favorite character each week! This week we will read ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’.
  • All Things Disney

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Rachel Atfeld

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Welcome to the magical world of Disney! At the Disney summer camp, we will learn values through different Disney movies. Through different Disney movies we will learn the importance of family, finding yourself, doing the right thing, kindness, and friendship.  We will explore secret and hidden facts in our favorite Disney movies. Together, we will create our very own Disneyland ride, have scavenger hunts, play Disney bingo, and share our love of all things Disney! It is going to be a roller coaster of a fun time!
  • Cheer & Dance

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Destiny Garcia

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Cheer & dance will teach students a combination of dance styles involving hip hop, jazz, lyrical cheer motions and technical work such as leaps, turns, kicks, splits and jumps via zoom. 
  • DIY Makerspace

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Lilly Linden    

    Grades: 5-8        

    Description: Learn how to create a space that is all about making and creative thinking! Not all maker spaces need fancy 3D printers and laser cutters to be effective spaces dedicated to making, they just need some organization and creativity. This week-long course teaches how to create an amazing space that the whole family can enjoy during their time in quarantine by making, using just things found in the home!
  • Soccer

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Pete Bartlett      

    Grades: 5-8        

    Description: 
    This camp is designed for soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Daily objectives would include a dynamic warm-up, technical ball work, improving speed and agility, creating teamwork amongst participants, and most importantly having fun.  No prior experience is necessary.

    Necessary Materials: Soccer ball, 4 cones (alternatives: 4 water bottles or 4 socks), water bottle for breaks.
  • Rip Up the Page

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Irie De Lilly

    Grades: 6-8        

    Description: The class will focus on language activities, vocabulary, descriptive writing, word games, and engaging writing prompts.

Week 3: July 6-July 10

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  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Course Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

    Instructors
    Ms. Chenoweth, Mrs. Junius, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Romero

    Grades: Incoming Kindergarten

    Description: Geared specifically for incoming Buckley kindergartners, Remote Kindergarten Adventure Camp is an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers, socialize with new friends, and learn school routines that will bring familiarity and comfort when we begin our school year in the fall.  Using a combination of developmentally appropriate learning platforms, we will offer both synchronous and asynchronous activities to help your new kindergartner fill their day with learning and fun.
     
    Necessary materials: Paper, pencils, markers or crayons, scissors, glue or glue stick, picture books, stuffed animals, favorite building materials and imaginative toys.
  • Move & Groove Dance (Program Full)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.  

    Instructor: Ericalynn Priolo

    Grades: Incoming 1-5        

    Description: Move and Groove Dance Party will get you up and dancing around in the comfort of your own home! I will offer easy follow along step by step moves as well as freestyle moments where you can explore your own style of dance. There will be an added portion that will focus on increasing flexibility and strengthen core muscles needed to support any dance training.
  • Imagination Lab

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Noah Hochfelder

    Grades: Incoming 3-5       

    Description: 
    Ever wanted to design your dream restaurant, create clothing for the future, or pitch your idea for the greatest roller coaster of all time? Spend some time this summer engaging in several games and mini-challenges like these, activating your imagination and visions. No experience necessary aside from a desire to work together and be creative!
  • Top Chefs of Buckley (Program Full)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15

    Instructor: Stephanie Kaczkiewicz

    Grades: Incoming 5-8

    Description: Kids will get creative in this competitive cooking event. Each day brings a new challenge that will require cleverness, skill, and a ton of creativity – all while using food and equipment already available in their kitchen!
  • Cardio & Fitness

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Sean Dale

    Grades: Incoming 6-12

    Description: This program is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among teens and inspire them to find the love of fitness. This program will include activities such as fun cardio balance activities, choosing healthier snacks, and easy daily techniques that can be included in your daily schedule. We have created this program to provide a fun and safe environment where positive behaviors can be learned at a young   age.
     
    Necessary Materials: Clear space to move around. Yoga mat optional. 
  • Real Estate Planning

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Oleg Enik

    Grades: Incoming 9-12

    Description: This informative program will not make you an experienced real estate investor. It will not give you any tricks or secrets to get rich quick. However, this program will introduce you to the idea of real estate investing. It will teach you the basic concepts of real estate investing and guide you on the path to more knowledge.  It will advise you on where to start while still in high school, and it will give you hope to live the life that you desire.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 1-2

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for your daily S.T.E.A.M. challenge! These activities are intended to spark imagination, encourage innovation, and give students a space to create. Each day you will be given a challenge, have time to plan and build your solution, and share with other students. S.T.E.A.M. Challenge is a camp everyone can enjoy!
     
    Once enrolled, you will receive a material list. 
  • Improv Kids

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Jeremy Fox

    Grades: Incoming 2-5

    Description: 
    Get ready to jump into the wild, creative, and hilarious world of improv! In improv, you can be anyone or anything you want to be! We will act out skits, play games and make up stories as we go along! We will play games such as one word at a time, prop bag, popcorn, and group freeze! We will laugh and learn from one another as we build our creative skills and learn to work together as a team!
  • National Parks Adventures

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Sarah Levitt

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: The Buckley Griffin will be joining you on a wild adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved national parks. We will be virtually visiting a variety of national parks as well as experiencing indoor camping, hiking our nature trail, participating in national park scavenger hunts, art projects, and even skyping with a national park ranger! The Buckley Griffin will introduce you to the junior ranger program as well as concluding our program with the MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure Movie. Be ready to become a national park expert with the Buckley Griffin!
  • Introduction to Coding

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Riley Stanford-Hill

    Grades: Incoming 4-8

    Description: This program is a one-week introductory python program designed for students entering grades 4-8. The basics of the python programming language will be taught including printing, user input, variables, loops, if statements, and random numbers. The program will be largely project-based, and students will learn by actively writing out the programs themselves during class. Some of the types of projects that will be completed include a mad-libs game, a basic calculator, a guess the number game, and more. The class requires an internet connection, as it will be taught on zoom and will use an online python generator. No prior programming experience is required.
  • Virtual Art Gym by Art Rebel

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Ponti Lambros

    Grades: Incoming 5-8        

    Description: Art Rebel has created a Virtual Art Gym focused on stretching your creative skills! This class will provide a circuit training format to provide creative exercises that will stimulate both left and right brain thinking and promote a more positive and transformative mindset.
  • Hooked on Books - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 2-4

    Description: Join Ms. Francis for a week-long book club! Play games, discuss key parts of the book, and even can dress up as your favorite character each week! This week we will read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

    Please note: In this program you will not read the book together. Please read the book by the start date. 
  • Soccer

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Pete Bartlett

    Grades: Incoming 1-4

    Description: 
    This camp is designed for our younger soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Daily objectives would include a dynamic warm-up, technical ball work, improving speed and agility, creating teamwork amongst participants, and most importantly having fun.  No prior experience is necessary.
     
    Necessary Materials: Soccer ball, 4 cones (alternatives: 4 water bottles or 4 socks), water bottle for breaks.
  • Climate, Environment, and YOU!

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Stella Prady

    Grades: Incoming 1-5        

    Description: 
    Earth, air, water, life! Come learn about our planet, how it's changing, and where YOU fit in. This program was designed for lower school students. 
     
  • LEGO Engineering

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Lilly Linden

    Grades: Incoming 5-8        

    Description: 
    LEGO’s have long been an outlet for creative thinking and building, but have you ever stopped and asked yourself why LEGO bricks build such amazing structures? In this house, we explore how LEGO can explain physical engineering concepts from building tall towers, how different shapes provide different strengths, and designing for constraints.
  • Sewing

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Wendy Wells

    Grades: Incoming 6-12

    Description: 
    Do you want to learn to sew or further your sewing knowledge? Do you want to make masks to help our nursing heroes? Make a block for Buckley’s COVID-19 quilt project or just want to make something fun to wear over the summer? Then this class is for you. We will get together for an hour every day and have fun.

    Please note: All sewing notions and supplies must be provided by the student.
  • Songwriting Workshop (Program Cancelled)

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Zach Spound

    Grades: Incoming 6-12

    Description: Join us for a one-hour daily forum that provides a positive, encouraging environment and a safe space for young artists to share their music. The program is more of a workshop than a class, with respect to each writer's individual creative process, experience, and musical style. After sharing their songs, the participants would then receive positive and constructive feedback from myself and the rest of their peers to give them the tools to sharpen and focus their music. Ready, set, write!

    Please Note: This workshop is for students who are actively writing, or have written, their own songs. Participants will be required to bring in a sample of their own existing material on day one. 

Week 4: July 13-July 17

List of 19 items.

  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Course Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

    Instructors: 
    Ms. Chenoweth, Mrs. Junius, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Romero

    Grades: Incoming Kindergarten

    Description: Geared specifically for incoming Buckley kindergartners, Remote Kindergarten Adventure Camp is an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers, socialize with new friends, and learn school routines that will bring familiarity and comfort when we begin our school year in the fall.  Using a combination of developmentally appropriate learning platforms, we will offer both synchronous and asynchronous activities to help your new kindergartner fill their day with learning and fun.
     
    Necessary materials: Paper, pencils, markers or crayons, scissors, glue or glue stick, picture books, stuffed animals, favorite building materials and imaginative toys.
  • Arte in Español

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Tom Miller

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: 
    Campers will practice and learn new Spanish vocabulary while honing their drawing skills with thematically designed lessons. Each class will feature Spanish-immersion-directed drawings where artists follow teacher instructions to make imaginative images with surprise outcomes, acquiring language through repetition and enjoyment.

    Materials Needed: White drawing paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers, pencil sharpener
  • Kids in the Kitchen (Program Full)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.     

    Instructor: 
    Megan Tapia

    Grades: Incoming 2-5        

    Description: 
    I am so excited to be cooking "with you" in the comfort of your own kitchen! We will be making cookies, ice cream, muffins (and some surprises, too!). Nothing better than baking if you must be stuck inside! I look forward to "meeting" you guys and making tasty treats, together! 
     
    Necessary Materials: List coming soon. 
  • Fitness Fun at Home

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Sean Dale

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: 
    Get up and be active performing exercises that will target all muscle groups to keep you strong and healthy! This program is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among our young ones and inspire them to find the love of fitness. This camp will include activities such as fun cardio balance activities, choosing healthier snacks, and easy daily techniques that can be included in your daily schedule. We have created this program to provide a fun and safe environment where positive behaviors can be learned at an early age.
  • Writing-Palooza

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: 
    Noah Hochfelder

    Grades: Incoming 2-5

    Description: 
    Tired of the five-paragraph essay? In this class, you’ll flex your writing-muscles and channel your creative energy without even knowing you’re doing it! Through creative writing games and challenges, we will develop our individual voices and become more comfortable expressing ourselves and our imagination through the written word.
     
    Necessary Materials: pen/pencil and notebook
  • Video Game Design (Program Full)

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Lilly Linden

    Grades: Incoming 5-8

    Description: Learn the basics of game design and coding using MIT’s scratch! By the end of this course, students will learn the basics of game logic to make a mini game for endless hours of quarantine. This group will create a “dodge ball” game using scratch. 
  • Acting for Camera

    Course Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Instructor: Michael Spound

    Grades: Incoming 9-12

    Description: Have fun, discover, and work on the craft of acting for the camera in a small, safe, and creative environment. This remote ZOOM class is perfect for the high school actor that wants to work on skills of building character, breaking down a scene and delivering it for television and film. Class size is limited to 10. Michael Spound is a professional actor, writer, and Buckley teacher. A graduate of Northwestern University, he has appeared on Broadway, film, and television over a forty-year career.
  • Choreographing Dance through Zoom

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Ericalynn Priolo

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Zoom has become a major part in everyone's lives, why not integrate it with dance? In Choreographing Dance through Zoom, students will learn how to combine zoom and video knowledge with dance vocabulary. With an overall goal to create a short dance video at the end of the week.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 3-5

    Description: 
    Join Ms. Francis for your daily S.T.E.A.M. challenge! These activities are intended to spark imagination, encourage innovation, and give students a space to create. Each day you will be given a challenge, have time to plan and build your solution, and share with other students. S.T.E.A.M. Challenge is a camp everyone can enjoy!
  • Fitness Fun

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Sean Dale

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Get up and be active performing exercises that will target all muscle groups to keep you strong and healthy! This program is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among our young ones and inspire them to find the love of fitness. This camp will include activities such as fun cardio balance activities, choosing healthier snacks, and easy daily techniques that can be included in your daily schedule. We have created this program to provide a fun and safe environment where positive behaviors can be learned at an early age.
  • Digital Design (Program Full)

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Lilly Linden

    Grades: Incoming 5-8

    Description: 
    Digital design is used for so many fields, from all sorts of engineering to architecture to product design and so many more. In this course, learn the basics of Autodesk’s Fusion 360, a commonly used Computer Aided Design software, to model things all around you in 3D!
  • National Parks Adventures

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Sarah Levitt

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: The Buckley Griffin will be joining you on a wild adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved national parks. We will be virtually visiting a variety of national parks as well as experiencing indoor camping, hiking our nature trail, participating in national park scavenger hunts, art projects, and even skyping with a national park ranger! The Buckley Griffin will introduce you to the junior ranger program as well as concluding our program with the MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure Movie. Be ready to become a national park expert with the Buckley Griffin!
  • Paper Architecture (Program Full)

    Course Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    Instructor: Tom Miller

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: 
    Campers will learn a variety of paper folding techniques to turn two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional structures with the help of scissors and glue. We will be inspired by architectural structures from diverse cultures, including First Nations tribes, ancient Mexico, and medieval Europe.

    Materials Needed:
     Variety of colored construction paper or colored card stock paper (something sturdier than copy paper, scissors, glue sticks or liquid glue, pencils, colored pencils, markers, scotch tape, masking tape.
  • All Things Disney!

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Rachel Atfeld

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: Welcome to the magical world of Disney! At the Disney summer camp, we will learn values through different Disney movies. Through different Disney movies we will learn the importance of family, finding yourself, doing the right thing, kindness, and friendship.  We will explore secret and hidden facts in our favorite Disney movies. Together, we will create our very own Disneyland ride, have scavenger hunts, play Disney bingo, and share our love of all things Disney! It is going to be a roller coaster of a fun time!
  • Climate, Environment, and YOU!

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Stella Prady

    Grades: Incoming 1-5

    Description: 
    Earth, air, water, life! Come learn about our planet, how it's changing, and where YOU fit in. This program was designed for lower school students. 
  • Elite Soccer

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Pete Bartlett

    Grades: Incoming 5-8

    Description: 
    This camp is designed for soccer enthusiast to develop physical coordination and will prepare players for team play. Daily objectives would include a dynamic warm-up, technical ball work, improving speed and agility, creating teamwork amongst participants, and most importantly having fun.  No prior experience is necessary.
     
    Necessary Materials: Soccer ball, 4 cones (alternatives: 4 water bottles or 4 socks), water bottle for breaks.
  • Hooked on Books - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Savannah Francis

    Grades: Incoming 2-4

    Description: 
    Join Ms. Francis for a week-long book club! Play games, discuss key parts of the book, and even can dress up as your favorite character each week! This week we will read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.'

    Please note: In this program you will not read the book together. Please read the book by the start date. 
  • Mandarin Chinese Boot Camp

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: 
    Lilly Linden

    Grades: Incoming 6-8

    Description: 
    Ni Hao! In this Mandarin Chinese boot camp, students will learn the basics of the Chinese language, from how to pronounce and understand the different tones to reading and writing the characters. Beginners will learn the phonetic translations of the language and build up to characters, while Intermediate learners will learn new vocabulary and language structures to use to explain how to make a Chinese food! Yum!
  • Confidence in Leadership (Program Full)

    Course Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Dabney Wellborn

    Grades: Incoming 6-12

    Description: There exists a common misconception that one is either a leader or a follower; however, everyone has the potential to be a leader in their own unique way -- the trick is finding your own style. In this class, you will learn the psychology of leadership and confidence, discover your strengths and leadership style, and explore how to become more confident in your style of leadership.