Academy for Public Speaking The Academy for Public Speaking offers fun, interactive courses to empower your child to become a confident, effective communicator and leader. Our instructors provide a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment where children are encouraged to creatively express themselves as they develop essential communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. Your child will have fun while learning by participating in communication based games and activities designed to encourage teamwork, creativity, and self-expression. Shy children gain much needed confidence, while expressive children enjoy opportunities to speak and lead. Your child will also benefit from learning how to organize and verbalize his or her thoughts in a concise, logical manner. Different lessons and projects are presented during each session. Your child will have fun while also improving his or her confidence, public speaking, and leadership skills.
Advanced Creative Builders with Club Xcite (8 classes) The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Advanced Creative Builders program is a unique, creative, and technical class for students in grades 4-6 that are interested in building and engineering. Our Instructors will guide students through each project, encouraging creative thinking while focusing on the principles of experimenting and technical skill through designing and testing. Unique to this class is a 4 to 1, student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session including: Bottle Rockets, Stomp Rockets, HEX Bug Challenge, Marble Racers, Robot Creation, Bridge Building Contest, and more! Each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!
After School Basketball (8 classes) This instructional session combines fundamental skill instruction and coordinated team competition with the goal of providing an enjoyable and educational after-school athletic event. Participants benefit by improving their individual skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defending while at the same time learning how to work within the framework of a team. After School Basketball provides children with an opportunity to improve their overall physical fitness, develop sportsmanship and gain an understanding of the game of basketball.
After School Dodgeball (8 classes) 549 Sports is proud to offer AFTER SCHOOL DODGEBALL. The instructional sessions combine fundamental skill instruction and coordinated team competition with the goal of providing an enjoyable and educational after-school athletic event. Participants benefit by improving their individual skills such as passing, scoring, offense and defending while at the same time learning how to work within the framework of a team. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to join.
Careers with Critters with Helen Woodward (8 classes) Got an animal-lover that wants to work with animals some day? Come explore some of the different ways humans and animals work together while getting HANDS-ON with our animal ambassadors, interactive activities and themed games. Every week will have at least two animal encounters and an activity to go along with the daily topic including veterinarian, animal trainer, field biologist, zookeeper, educator and more. What kinds of critters will your child meet? A huge variety of fangs (snakes and lizards), feathers (exotic parrots and doves), fur (dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs), and more (turtles and invertebrates)!
Charlene's Dance n Cheer Cheerleading (8 Classes) GO! FIGHT! WIN! Cheerleaders will use pom poms and learn the fundamentals of cheer and dance technique including stretching, jumps/kicks, beginner stunting and tumbling, voice projection, cheers, arm motions, sideline dances, and a full routine! Cheerleaders will also perform all they have learned for family and friends on the last day of the session AND at a USD college football game! (Includes cheer camp tee!)
Chess with Mountain Lake Chess Camp, directed by International Chess Master Larry Evans (8 classes) Socratic style seminars for all levels. Practice joins theory with play sessions every week and a team event on our life size chess set for the final class. "The Evans Method" is used in dozens of schools throughout San Diego and was featured on The Tonight Show and Inside Edition. Students learn in an exciting, cumulative merit forum that rewards participation with prizes every week and individualized trophies for all participants.
Comedy and Improv with Club Xcite (8 Classes) "Why did the teacher wear sunglasses? Because her students were so bright!" Lighten up your day with some laughter in Club Xcite's comedy program. Comedy and Improv support the development of public speaking skills, creativity, social confidence, and critical thinking. Students will explore expressive avenues as they create and perform their own skits, play improv games, and more! Club Xcite comedy coaches support students with a 6:1 student to instructor ratio to provide individualized support while developing new skills.
Cre8 Art - Sun, Sand and the Sea (8 classes) Here at Cre8 Art School we love anything to do with the beach! What better way to celebrate that, than to create a session that captures the essence of warm golden sand between your toes, swaying palm trees in the ocean breeze and cool crashing waves. Throughout the weeks, the studetns will be introduced to a wide variety of clays to create several one-of-a kind beach and ocean themes sculptures. Some of the projects include molding playful clay sea lions, designing their own trendy clay surfboards and making seashell wind chimes. It is sure to be a splashing time!
Creative Builders I and II with Club Xcite (8 classes) The perfect choice for our future Engineers! The Creative Builders program is a unique, creative and technical class for children of any skill level who are interested in building and engineering. Our instructors will guide participants through each project, encouraging creative thinking while developing technical skill. Unique to this class is a 4 to 1, student to instructor ratio, which offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention. There will be a variety of projects throughout the session including: Bottle Rockets, LEGO Earthquake, Stomp Rockets, HEX Bug Challenge, Marble Racers, Solar Powered Kits, Robot Creation, Labyrinth Design, Bridge Building Contest, and more! Each project will be tailored to the skill level and interests of the students enrolled. They will also be able to take many projects and prizes home!
Sew Much Fun! (8 classes) Calling all fashionistas! Is your style whimsical? Do you love the bold, beautiful looks found in your favorite fairy tales? In this unique colorful class, students are taught how to create their own fairy tale inspired hair accessories, jewelry, handbags, and scarves, while learning the basic sewing skills and design aesthetic. Come bring your fashion fantasies to life!
Flag Football with Fast Play Athletics (8 classes) Experience the flag football version of America's favorite sport with instruction by NFL superstars! Coaches will teach technique and fundamentals, while athletes learn the proper way to catch, run and throw. In addition to learning the game, students will learn self discipline, work ethic and teamwork. NFL jersey included with end of the session autograph signing.
Intro to Game Design (8 classes) Don't jus play games...make them! Learn introductory computer and programming skills while having a blast with your fellow game designers. We'll teach you the basics, explore different strategies by redesigning class games, and challenge you and your classmates to build something completely new! Will you craft the next hit game? Sign up to find out!
Intro to Minecraft (8 classes) The immersive game of Minecraft is a crowning achievement of modern technological creativity and innovation - a tool for students to create an unique world in which to build anything they can imagine. Students will use Minecraft as a gateway into team-building, problem solving and resource management - all while having fun! This virtual world is yours to explore, build, destroy and create in any way you want. Students explore the hidden potential of this popular game as they learn about construction and architecture in their very own computer generated world.
Jr. Detective (8 classes) Calling all detectives! XCITE Jr. Detective Club needs you on our force! Enroll your child in our Jr. Detective Enrichment program where they will learn how to deconstruct crime scenes, discover clues to riddles, and solve the mystery of the missing candy bag! Activities include collecting dental impressions, studying their classmates' fingerprints, discovering and looking at clues left at the scene of the crime, analyzing mysterious powders, evidence collection, stain identification, learning about forensic careers, ballistics, and much more! Unique to this project based learning environment is a 6 to 1 student to instructor ratio. This offers a small group environment with lots of personalized attention. Don't be surprised that your child now knows who ate the last cookie from the cookie jar!
Jr. Mavericks Running Club (8 Classes) Junior Mavericks Running Club is a USATF sanctioned club. Our goal is to introduce your elementary school athlete to the sport of running. Training based on age appropriate USATF guidelines. We help your student stay fit and prepare for middle school running or competition. Our training is based on S.M.A.R.T.E.R. training which focuses on speed, muscle, aerobic, race pace, technique, enjoyment and relaxation.
Jr. Robotics I with Ingenius (8 Classes) This Class takes students on an introductory journey into the world of robotics with Dash robot. Students will be introduced to basic engineering and programming concepts as well as motors and sensors. STudents will learn through playing and creating different programs using motors, light sensors. Students will also learn fundamental programming concepts using drag-and-drop visual programming tool: Algorithm Design, Command Sequences and Control Flow, Conditions, Loops, Sensors and events through creative problem solving.
Jr. Robotics II with Ingenius (8 Classes) This Class takes students on an introductory journey into the world robotics with EVO Robots. Students will be introduced to basic engineering and programming concepts as well as motors and sensors. Students will learn through playing and creating different programs using motors, light sensors, distance senors, power and more. Students will also learn fundamental programming concepts using drag-and-drop visual programming tool: Algorithm Design, Command Sequences and Control Flow, Conditions, Loops, Sensors and events through creative problem solving.
LEGO® (8 classes) Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
LEGO Robotics and Visual Programming with Ingenius (8 classes) Solving fun challenges using Lego EV3 RObots and learn to code motor and sensors with LEGO MINDSTORMS! Use your programming skills to allow the robot to perform by itself in a simulation environment.
Learning to Code by Design with Scratch with Ingenius (8 classes) Let your imagination run wild in this multimedia adventure. Scratch is a fun and easy way for kids to learn the basics of programming using snap-together code blocks to build working programs.
Mad Science (8 classes) Join Mad Science and learn the fundamentals of flight. Experiment with different types of gliders and build your very own loop-flying stunt plane! Tour the electron freeway and explore the world of electricity! Investigate waves, density and tides and make your own multi-density wave modulator. Experiment with gravity, inertia, and centrifugal force. Explore the principles of chemistry as you grow your own crystal garden!
Math Enrichment: Fun with Numbers! (8 classes) Have you been struggling with math? Do you have a hard time understanding why it even exists? Or maybe you just love it and can't get enough! Here at Club Xcite, we understand that every student learns differently, and that not everyone loves math. And even if you do, there's still room to love it more! This after school enrichment program has been designed to touch base on the standards of the specified grade levels through projects and activities that allow student to gain mastery over critical thinking concepts. Our goal is to encourage students to connect with mathematic concepts on a deeper, real-life level, in a fun and engaging way! Projects will include 3D geometric constructions, learning to measure and use fractions, solving puzzles and word problems, engaging in critical thinking games, and more!
MAGIC ll with Club Excite! Calling all aspiring Magicians, Illusionists, Pranksters, and Performers! Magic, Pranks & Illusions is a brand new program where students will learn to perform illusions, routines, pranks, & slight of hand tricks! This program offers opportunities for growth in performance, public speaking, & social confidence building. With our 6 to 1, student to instructor ratio, our future Magicians will have many opportunities for small group environment with lots of personalized attention to master tricks. There will be a variety of tricks throughout the session including: Card, Poker Coin and Rope Tricks, Illusion and Mind Tricks, Fun Prank Toys, Money Magic, Magic Can Restore & Refill Brain Games Tricks and much more. At the end of the session, students will take home their Magic Kit filled with instructions of each trick & materials collected over the session. This class is something you'll have to see to believe! Magic I is not needed to take Magic II. Magic 2:https://www.xciteenrich.com/eas/advanced-magic-pranks-illusions2
Monart: Scenes of San Diego (8 classes) Examples: Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Hotel Del Coronado, Old Town, & more. Draw San Diego as an artist. Students will be encouraged to use the Monart method of drawing to express the many attractions, landscapes, seascapes and cultures found throughout San Diego County. A variety of media including markers, colored and watercolor pencils, oil pastels etc. will allow students to enhance their drawings creatively. Each week a fact sheet will come home accompanying a completed drawing.
Piano-Keyboard Club by Musical Minds (8 classes) Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Radio hits, movie and television themes are made so easy, that our participants will be playing them after the very first class! The club is a combination of keyboard piano lessons and a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. We have developed lots of learning games and activities designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of music theory, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We want our students to stay motivated and continue to want to learn to play music, whether they like Michael Jackson or Taylor Swift, One Direction, Bruno Mars or Beethoven. We have all the music they want. We have music from Wizards of Waverly Place, Stars Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Phineas & Ferb and many more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, along with headphones, and books and other materials are included.
RockSTAR with Star Inc. (13 classes) Professional rockers teach kids how to play the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, compose songs, and perform classic Rock 'n' Roll hits. RockSTAR harnesses the cognitive, social, and creative benefits of music education in a program that's for ANYONE, because no previous experience is required! With celebrity support from rock icons such as Slash, Santana, Rod Stewart, BB King, and Gene Simmons, this is a guitar wailing, bass thumping, drum crashing experience you won't want to miss. This session will cumulate in a rock out performance at the House of Blues in downtown San Diego! Join the San Diego rock revolution and sign up for RockSTAR today!
Spanish with Sing and Speak Spanish (27 classes) Sing and Speak Spanish makes learning conversational Spanish easy & fun. We set high educational goals but teach in a playful manner - with songs, humor, visuals, interactive puppetry, games, role-playing, and a strong emphasis on the use of vocabulary in conversation. This curriculum is a sequential and goes far beyond most elementary and middle school curricula. Years 1A, 1B, and 2 introduce basic vocabulary and simple sentence structures on subjects children relate to. Tuition includes a music CD, a songbook and a workbook to keep Spanish learning fun and reinforce the vocabulary at home. Maximum 12 children per class. Sing and Speak Spanish has been taught in hundreds of elementary schools to over 10,000 students since 1998. To learn more, call Julia Burnier at 619-223-2508 or e-mail at email@example.com or check out the website at www.singnspeak.com.
Super Soccer Stars (8 Classes) Super Soccer Stars provides non-competitive, developmental soccer classes that use positive reinforcement to teach children soccer skills in a fun, engaging, and educational environment. Our unique age-specific curriculum is designed by a combination of early childhood, behavioral, and soccer specialists to ensure that each child is learning, improving their self-confidence, and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows. All players will receive a t-shirt and are guaranteed to have fun!
Tennis with Xecute Athletics, Keith Barksdale (8 classes) Come learn how to play tennis! Lesson will include warm-up, stroke analysis, stroke adjustments, basic fundamentals, and fun games. All skill levels are welcome. Rackets are provided. Questions? Call Keith (619) 760-6255.
Website Design with J.D. Katzin (8 classes) Do you believe the internet is just a fad? Do you believe all opportunities of the web have been found? Neither do I. Give your kids a head start by learning HTML (the language of the internet) now. Facebook, Twitter, and texting may be cool; but being able to write the code gives you complete command of the almost limitless possibilities of cyberspace. Beginning students will learn to code and make websites functional and fast. In addition to getting a head start in the technology field, the kids will also improve their typing skills which will be helpful to them forever. Mac or PC, it makes no difference. Create your first website after just ten weeks. Class meets in the Computer Lab.
Youtube Sensations (8 classes) Want to become the next YouTube superstar? Join us and learn how to write scripts, act, film and edit as you make a positive impact with your creative video ideas! Students will work together to choose their projects and will take all of their videos home. Some projects will include: writing scripts, creating documentaries, recording interviews, making "how to" videos, and making music videos. (NOTE: No videos will be posted during this class.)