Electives Offered

All Lower School camps offer variety and fun! For skills practice in specific topics, electives are sorted below by subject area. When you register for camp, you will be able to choose four electives each week based on availability.

For a list of electives ordered by week, please return to the Overview and Schedule page.

Subject Areas

Math

June 24-28

Math Blast Off
Solve riddles, escape room, games, and puzzles to blast off to another world!

July 1-5

Escape Room 
Solve riddles, games, and puzzles to find hidden treasures!

July 8-12

The Math, the Myth, the Legend
Explore how mathematical reasoning—including scale, proportions, and geometry play a role in proving (or disproving!) the existence of some of Greek mythology’s greatest heroes.

July 15-19

Baby Animals Grow Up, Too!
Using estimation, creating similar figures, and interpreting data, students will predict and learn how baby animals—from puppies to ducklings—develop into mature adults.

July 22-26

Math Magic!
Through a variety of magic and math games, students will have fun while improving reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Performing Arts

June 24-28

StarStruck
Become a star! Sing, dance, and play music in this creative production class.

July 1-5

Glee Club 
Let your hidden talents shine!

July 8-12

Legends of Rock
Learn about rock legends, explore musical instruments and movements, and maybe even become a guitar hero!

July 15-19

Act like an Animal
Learn beginner acting and improvisation skills, and then perform live as unique animal characters.

July 22-26

Mastering Magic! 
Students will learn basic magic tricks, master the art of storytelling, and perform for an audience.

Reading

June 24-28

Reading Rocks!
From CatStronauts for 1st-2nd graders to Chasing Space for 3rd-5th graders, this reading class (divided by grade level) will inspire young readers to dream big, learn the power of grit and grace, and engage in STEAM activities like real astronauts!

July 1-5

Ahoy, ye Matey
Read treasure maps and riddles while thinking creatively with pirate-inspired books. You’ll walk away speaking the pirate language!

July 8-12

Rebel Girls
Inspired by the book of the same name, this class is guided by the 100 profiles of girls and women who “dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder” to make a lasting impact on their world.

July 15-19

Reading is Wild!
From How do Dinosaurs… for 1st-2nd graders to There's No Place Like Home for 3rd-5th graders, this reading class (divided by grade level) will help students improve reading comprehension skills, as they engage with these silly and heartfelt stories.

July 22-26

The Magic School Bus Makes a Detour
After reading the many hilarious happenings of The Magic School Bus, students will engage in hands-on extension activities that are fun and delicious!

Science

June 24-28

Galaxy Galore
Learn about our galaxy while creating Milky Way slime, galaxy crystals, crazy constellations, moon rocks, and more!

July 1-5

Mad Science
From digital scavenger hunts to real-life explorations, students will observe, make predictions, perform experiments, and reflect on outcomes.

July 8-12

Creature Creator
Study mythical and bizarre real-world animals to learn what physical traits help animals adapt to their environment.  Students will finish the week by “designing” their own animal that would thrive in Los Angeles.

July 15-19

Endangered Ecosystems
Studying different animals and real field observations, students will build food webs, make games, and create imaginative solutions to help animals survive.

July 22-26

The Magic of Cooking
Watching chemical reactions and physical changes, students will enjoy the magic of cooking firsthand.

Service

June 24-28

Save our Solar System
Students will examine relatable environmental issues and explore unique solutions beyond reduce, reuse, recycle. They will create flyers, build contraptions, and talk with other community members about how they can do their part.

July 1-5

One Person’s Trash is Another One’s Treasure
Bring unwanted or un-working items for students to take apart and tinker. They will envision new uses, and bend, stitch, glue, and repurpose old clothes, toasters, or any other hidden treasure.

July 8-12

Hero Hallway of Fame
Students will identify heroes, share heroes in their own lives, and create a “Walk of Fame” for those who lead the way in serving others.

July 15-19

Stuffed with Love
Designing and building stuffed animals, students will engage in make-believe play and make more toys to donate to those in need.

July 22-26

Giving from the Heart
Students will write poems, share the gift of time, and make magic stepping stones to inspire others!

Sports

June 24-28

Solar System Sports
Play games that exist in our solar system—from catch and tag to soccer and jump rope—and invent new ones for a far-off galaxy.

July 1-5

Golden Games
Soak up the sun and summer fun while playing sports and games with new friends.

July 8-12

Sports Legends
Learn about legends in the athletic world and train to become one yourself!

July 15-19

Animals in Action
Study the way different species move—from jumping and flying to slithering and crawling—and then get moving in this athletic skills class.

July 22-26

A Winner’s Secret? Practice!
In this sports-based class, students will learn that mastering a skill or technique isn’t magic. It takes practice!

Visual Arts

June 24-28

Glow in the Dark Art
Make out of this world creations that glow in the dark!

July 1-5

Hook’d on Crafts
Create pirate-themed crafts from paper plate pirates to 3-D treasure chests, ships, and more!

July 8-12

Pocket Full of Colors
Learn about the life of famed Disney Artist, Mary Blair, then learn how to draw characters that capture imaginations and hearts!

July 15-19

Crafty Critters
From bunny rabbit bookmarks to 3-D giraffe rings, students will make and bring home animal-themed crafts every day.

July 22-26

Magically Made by Me
With wood-bending bracelets and wizardry wands, this DIY class will have students bringing their imaginative designs to life!

Writing

June 24-28

Aliens and Astronauts
Learn about incredible astronauts and aliens! Read, write, type, and illustrate short stories, letters and poems.

July 1-5

Unsolved Mysteries
Put on your detective hat as we investigate and create case files for real mysteries of our world from Sasquatches to Atlantis!

July 8-12

Tall Tales, Folktales, and Your Tales
Guided through the writing process, students will hear and read legends that will help them write and illustrate their own legend.

July 15-19

Seussical Stories
Using Dr. Seuss favorites, such as If I Ran the Zoo and What Pet Should I Get?  to study rhyme scheme, students will use their own imaginative spirit to create a picture book with clever rhymes, animal information, and their vision for the ideal zoo.

July 22-26

The Magic Words
Mind your Ps and Qs! Students will write their own guidebooks to using the magic words and treating others with care and respect.