Course/Camp Offerings

How do I register for  Impressive Minds, Impressive Moves?

Session One
June 16-20 ($85 per course)

Session Two
June 23-27 ($85 per course)

Session Three
June 30-July 3 ($65 per course)

Impressive Moves


Baseball Camp (male) 

Session: I, II 

Hours: 8:30-10:30 

This camp is an introduction to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of baseball. It is designed for the young athlete to gain confidence in hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. These skills are then incorporated into game-like settings.

 

Basketball Camp (coed) 

Session: I

Hours: 8:30-10:30 

This camp is an introduction to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of basketball. It is designed for the young athlete to gain confidence in dribbling, passing, shooting, layups, and ball handling. These skills are then incorporated into game-like settings.

 

Court Games (co-ed) 

Session: III 

Hours: 8:30-10:30
A variety of classic, fun, indoor court games will be introduced in this course. Games played broaden students’ experiences in fundamentals and techniques that cross over into a myriad of sports.

 

Field Games (co-ed) 

Session: I, II 

Hours: 8:30-10:30
A variety of classic, fun, outdoor games will be introduced in this course. Games played broaden students’ experiences in fundamentals and techniques that cross over into a myriad of sports.
 

Football Camp (male)
Session: II
Hours: 8:30-10:30 & 10:30-12:30
This camp, lead by head varsity football coach, Jeff Carnazzo, along with several varsity players, is an introduction to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of non-contact football. It is designed for the young athlete to gain confidence in blocking, running, throwing, and catching. Speed and agility drills are covered.

 

Frisbee (co-ed)
Session: III 
Hours: 8:30-10:30 
Learn the basics of ultimate Frisbee. This non-contact team sport mixes the best features of soccer, basketball, and football into a simple, fascinating, and demanding game.

 

Kickboxing and the Martial Arts Experience (co-ed) 
Session: II 
Hours: 10:30-12:30 
Kathy Caraccioli and other instructors from Monterey’s BodyWorx will instruct students in Kickboxing techniques, Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Escrima, This is a unique experience since students will be exposed to a variety of martial art styles as well as develop strength, stamina and agility.

 

Softball Camp (female) 
Session: III 
Hours: 10:30-12:30

NCAA All-American player and past MPC head softball coach, Kacy Giammanco, introduces the basic skills, rules, and strategies of softball. It is designed for the young athlete to gain confidence in hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. These skills are then incorporated into game-like settings.

 

Volleyball Camp (female)
Session: II 
Hours: 8:30-10:30 
This camp is an introduction to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of volleyball. It is designed for the young athlete to gain confidence in hitting, passing, setting, and serving. These skills are then incorporated into game-like settings.

 

Impressive Minds

 

Studio Art - Drawing

Session: I

Hours: 10:30-12:30

Students learn to use a variety of techniques in their drawings incorporating proportion, perspective, and composition.  Blending and shading are introduced using pastels and other mediums to create and sharpen skills of observation. 

 

Studio Art - Sculpture 

Session: II

Hours: 10:30-12:30

In this hands-on course, students will create three-dimensional artwork by shaping or combining materials. Lessons will include forming, carving, collaging, and gluing and will make use of a variety of materials.

 

iMovie
Session: III

Hours: 10:30-12:30

Students will be introduced to the iMovie program and learn how to use a variety of editing techniques to create a three to five minute music video.

 

Upcycle-Three-Dimensional Art using recycled materials

Session: III

Hours: 10:30-12:30

In this hands-on course, artists will create three-dimensional artwork using recycled materials. Lessons will include forming, carving, collaging, and gluing to turn everyday trash into creative treasures.

 

The Trotting Gourmet- Baking Basics

Session: I

Hours: 10:30-12:30

Love snacks, simple meals, and desserts? Then this hands-on class is for you. Students learn basic skills to help them become comfortable and confident when cooking in the kitchen. Reading and interpreting recipes, food preparation, proper hygiene, and meal planning are covered in this course. Upon the week’s completion, your young cook will have a variety of recipes from breakfast through dinner to satisfy most diners. All that is needed is an apron, an appetite, and a great attitude. (An additional $10 fee is charged for materials.)

 

For the Love of Chocolate

Session: II 

Hours: 8:30-12:30
*$180 course fee (An additional $10 fee is charged for materials.)
This course offers hands-on experiences by Chef Andre Adams, French Chocolatier, in which students work with a high quality chocolate called “couverture" which allow them to make sculpture and candies. This 4 hour high-end culinary experience is designed for students with a strong interest in culinary arts. Student must be able to concentrate and focus on details for large periods of time. This class is limited to 12 students.

 

Multicultural Gourmet - Cooking Skills

Session: III

Hours: 8:30-10:30

Are you interested in expanding your palate? Do you enjoy trying foods from around the world? Students in this course will learn to prepare a variety of dishes from Mexico, Italy, Asia, and India. Students will discover the similarities and differences in the spices and techniques used to bring out the unique flavors in foods from many cultures. (An additional $10 fee is charged for materials.)

 

Guitar

Session: I, II

Hours: 10:30-12:30 

Come learn the basic skills of guitar for one or two weeks. Beginner to intermediate students will learn how to play simple guitar chords and songs at a level. Students may attend one week then carry skills into the second or attend for a single week as an introduction or extension of skills. The instructor will work with students at their level. Six-stringed guitars are provided, but students may bring their own if desired. 

 

Math Skills and Games (Critical Thinking/Math Strategies)

Session: I, II

Hours: 10:30-12:30 (I) 8:30-10:30 (II)

Students will be accessed at their math level, then work to strengthen and improve their math ability, skills, and understanding. Using computer programs, games, and a variety of hands-on techniques, students will review decimals, fractions, order of operations, basic math facts, and algebraic expressions and equations.

 

Adventures in Biology
Session: I

Hours: 8:30-10:30

Lydia Tao and Sussel Mata, York School Alumni, return this summer to instruct students through more hands-on lessons in biology. Experiments, problem solving, and general principles are covered using simple methods exposing young learners to the foundations and wonders of science.

 

Adventures in Chemistry 

Session: II

Hours: 8:30-10:30

Lydia Tao and Sussel Mata, York School Alumni, return this summer to instruct students through more hands-on lessons in chemistry. Experiments, problem solving, and general principles are covered using simple methods exposing young learners to the foundations and wonders of science.

 

Adventures in Physics-Rocket Science

Session: III

Hours: 10:30-12:30

Lydia Tao and Sussel Mata, York School Alumni, return this summer to introduce young learners to the basic principles of rocket science. Students will have the opportunity to build and launch their own rockets.

 

Creative Writing (co-ed)

Session: I, II

Hours: 8:30-10:30

In this program, students become stronger readers and learn to interpret literature in a variety of ways, and then write creative responses to the works read. Students gain a deeper meaning in what they have read, make gains in comprehension, and study more effectively. Writing is practiced using a series of creative prompts. Students who take this program will improve comprehension, learn study skills and enjoy reading more.