Miscellaneous Camps and Classes

While Angel Island and our Fantastical Adventures Day Camps are our most popular summer programs we also offer camps and classes that are run by outside (contract) instructors and organizations. Click on the course number to enroll in a program.
Instructor: Master Alex Miller
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Fee: $250 
This camp will focus on Taekwondo, the Korean Martial that is now the most popular martial art in the world today! Child safety, community service, tons of exercise, physical fitness, making a martial arts movie, and much, much more! During the week we will focus on exercise, Korean culture,and training while having almost too much fun, Nerf guns and water balloons will be involved. At the end of the week campers may test for their next belt in rank.Students to wear comfortable clothing, bring their own lunch. Water and snacks provided.
6/12-6/16       9:00am-1:00pm       #3317.401  
Instructor: Playwell Technology
Location: Reed School
Ages: 5-9 years old
Fee: $200 
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by design and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire.  
6/12-6/16       9:00am-12:00pm       #3317.402
Instructor: Paul Devoto & Anthony Armstrong
Age: Grades 2-6 
Location: Bel Aire Elementary, Room C3 
Fee: $395  
Does your child love Minecraft? Are they creative, curious, and do they enjoy working in teams? If so, then this class is for them! Mr. Devoto and Mr. Armstrong (two RUSD teachers) will take the class through a variety of Minecraft-based challenges which will help to further develop their abilities in engineering, team building, and creative problem solving. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and test out each other’s Minecraft worlds as well as mentor one another on the best uses of various Minecraft features to solve designated problems. A fun, collaborative environment will provide the structure and guidance for all students to be successful. This class is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. For students who have taken Minecraft classes with Mr. Devoto in the past, this course will extend their learning and provide more involved opportunities for them to apply and refine their skills. Most importantly, it will be a lot of fun!
6/12-6/16       9:00am-1:00pm       #3317.403
Instructor: TGA Golf Staff
Ages: 6-12
Location: McKegney Green & Mill Valley Golf Course
Fee: $300  
TGA Premier Golf has been teaching kids in Marin since 2006! Begin the TGA Player Pathway with summer camps. For one week, McKegney Green will become a golf practice center. Our enthusiastic and creative staff will set up a driving range, putting center, and mock golf course each day. Campers will learn and hone swing concepts with instruction and games. We use junior sized equipment, safe golf balls and lots of props to keep campers engaged and entertained. As the week progresses, campers will play a simulated golf course to learn etiquette, pace of play and scoring. The final day of camp, kids will play Mill Valley Golf Course in a scramble format under the guidance of the TGA Staff! Sportsmanship and teamwork will be the theme of this camp! Ideal for beginners, intermediate players, and those who have been in the TGA enrichment programs. Fee includes clubs, greens fees, free one year membership to the NCGA Youth On Course, and a camp shirt. For more info contact 415-559-9478 or sherman@playtga.com
6/19-6/23       9:30am-12:30pm       #3317.404
Instructor: Paul Devoto & Anthony Armstrong
Age: Grades 2-6 
Location: Bel Aire Elementary, Room C3 
Fee: $395  
Is your child a gamer? Do they always want the newest gaming system and the hottest new apps? If so, why not harness that interest and teach them how to code their own games? In this class, Mr. Devoto and Mr. Armstrong (two RUSD teachers) will use the Scratch (iPad) and Hopscotch (computer) programming language as a platform for your child to design and code original games. A fun, collaborative environment will provide the structure and guidance for students to work at their own pace. By the end of the class, your child will have a strong foundation in the both programming language. This class is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. For students who have taken coding classes with Mr. Devoto in the past, this course will extend their learning and provide more involved opportunities for them to apply and refine their skills.   
6/20-6/24       9:00am-1:00pm       #3317.405
Instructor: TechSplosion Staff
Ages: 5-14
Location: Bel Aire Elementary
Fee: Junior Minecrafters $335/ week; Challenge & Xtreme $390/week 
Techsplosion's Junior Minecrafters!
8/7-8/11      8:30am-2:30pm    #3317.407 

Techsplosion's Minecraft Challenge!

6/26-6/30          8:30am-2:30pm       #3317.406 

Techsplosion's Xtreme Minecraft!

8/7-8/11         8:30am-2:30pm       #3317.408 

Techsplosion is a hands-on STEM enrichment program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2010, our passionate instructors have served over 1,500 students at over 50 bay area locations. We balance computer time with fun outdoor activities and themed games. Our Minecraft and Video Game Design camps are the most computer intensive but in all full-day programs we schedule approximately 2 hours of outdoor time per day. In addition to that, we have many non-computer activities, particularly in the camps for younger age groups like Junior Minecrafters and Minecraft Challenge. We want to inspire your kids to lead balanced and passionate lives, not turn them into potatoes.

(ages 5-7): This beginners program will explore the world of Minecraft. Junior program will emphasize fun, creativity, and arts as tools for helping young kids build basic computer skills, as well as to learn to work together as a team. Juniors will learn the basis of the world famous game, different game modes, how to craft crazy contraptions, and build an awesome house together. In between computer sessions, we will enjoy other non-computer Minecraft activities like papercraft, costume party, outdoor games and a Minecraft pot luck!

(ages 8-12): This program is designed for those that have already taken the Junior level program or are already familiar with the Minecraft game. Challenge emphasizes fun, creativity, and problem solving skills as motivation for campers to lean about video game design, video production and basic programming skills. Spawn into the curious into the curious world of Minecraft! Create epic worlds with the help of your fellow campers and ise powerful tools like WorldEdit, make awesome screencasts like your favorite YouTubers, and during free time, compete in Minecraft Hunger Games, Sky Wars, and more!

(ages 9-14 or have completed Challenge): It’s time to take your craft to the next level! We’ll learn the basics of coding mods using Java and Eclipse IDE, and dive deep into video production and game design concepts. We’ll focus on what makes great games, screencasts and mods great, and learn to use a variety of powerful tools to help make our ideas a reality.  
Instructor: Playwell Technology
Location: Reed School
Ages: 5-8 years old
Fee: $200  
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a zoo, create a medieval castle, and design a tree house village! This LEGo experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.
8/7-8/11       9:00am-12:00pm       #3317.409
Instructor: Nancy Capelloni
Ages: Children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017
Location: Dairy Knoll, Room 3
Fee: $350 
Being prepared for kindergarten is important to ensure that each child experiences a positive, happy and academically successful year in school. This week-long program will introduce children to early literacy skills including phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, comprehension, listening and speaking skills; math, including the Kindergarten Common Core strands of geometry, numeracy, measurement, and concepts of time; fine motor skills and handwriting; cooperation, following directions, and independence. The activities will be embedded in a developmentally appropriate environment encouraging creative play, exploration and discovery. Children enrolled in any public/private kindergarten for the Fall 2016 school year are eligible to attend. The teacher to child ratio will be 1:7. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 16 children. Nancy Cappelloni taught and consulted in kindergarten at Reed School from 1997 to 2014. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco, where she teaches in the School of Education. Dr. Cappelloni works privately as an Educational Consultant in Tiburon.  
8/14-8/18       8:30am-12:00pm       #3317.410 
Camp Cancellations will be processed less a $50 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations made within the 4 weeks leading to the start date of your camp session. No refunds will be issued due to illness.

Camp Transfers must be made at least 1 week prior to you camp session’s start date and will incur a $15 transfer fee.