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Camp Miranda Plus! (5-12 yrs)

Summer Sign-ups Have Begun
Call (650) 493-8540 to check availability

Members may sign up by phone or online. Non-members must come in person.
Click here to download the information sheet.

What is Camp Miranda Plus?

The Camp Miranda you know and love, plus! exciting specialty classes like Lego® Engineering, Intro to Theatre, Pirates, Plushy Design, Little Medical School, and more!

• Kids ages 5 to 8 will have yoga, tennis & swimming in the morning, followed by lunch and a fun specialty class in the afternoon.
• Kids ages 9 to 12 will have a fun specialty class in the morning, followed by lunch, tennis and swimming in the afternoon.

The purpose of Camp Miranda is to:
• encourage enjoyment of swimming and tennis
• develop and improve tennis and swimming skills
• foster individual self-confidence & cooperative social relations
• encourage exploration of varied interests

Who can participate?
Foothills members and non-members are welcome

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Camp Schedule
Each 5-day session runs Monday–Friday
Full Day: 
9am–5:30pm
*Half Day Morning: 9am-12:15pm
*Half Day Afternoon: 2pm-5:30pm
*Half day camps are limited to 2 children per session, per age group. First come first serve.

Sign ups are for the whole session only; we do not offer partial sign-ups or pro-rate for missed time. 

The daily schedule for 5 to 8 year olds:

  • Yoga                  9:15am - 9:45am         
  • Tennis                9:45am - 10:45am            
  • Swimming          11:15am - 12:15pm       
  • Lunch/Games    12:15pm - 2:00pm       
  • Special class      2:00pm - 5:00pm 
  • Cleanup             5:00pm - 5:30pm
             

The daily schedule for 9 to 12 year olds:

  • Special Class     9:15am - 12:15am
  • Lunch/Games    12:15pm – 2:00pm
  • Tennis                 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Swimming           4:15pm – 5:15pm
  • Cleanup              5:15pm - 5:30pm

 

2017 Special Session Schedule:

  • Session 1 June 12 - 16 
    Lego Zoom (both age groups)
    Students will create battery-powered LEGO® creations, learning how gears and wheels can come together to affect speed. They will learn from hands-on building how form and function come together in a great design.

  • Session 2 June 19 - 23 
    Jedi Engineering using Lego® (ages 5-8)
    Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
    Jedi Master Engineering using Lego® (ages 9-12)
    The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well's Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering. 

  • Session 3 June 26 - 30
    Batman's Gotham Gadgets Lego® (ages 5-8)
    Take on Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's favorite crime-fighting machines! Build the Bat Tumbler, craft a Batwing, and design your very own Batcave, all out of LEGO®. Then use your projects to help save the city! Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!
    Batman's Master Mechanics Lego® (ages 9-12)
    Take on Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's favorite crime-fighting machines! Infiltrate Arkham Asylum, build a Bat Cycle, and fly your Batcopter. Then use your projects to thwart the Joker's plans to take over the city! Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!
     
  • Session 4 * No class on Tuesday July 4th - see below for pro-rated pricing.
    Little Medical School (ages 5-8)  July 3 - 7*
    Using interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, administer first aid, and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child gets their own stethoscope that really works!

    TBD (ages 9-12) July 3 & 5*
    Balloon Creations (ages 9-12)
    July 6-7
    The lessons include how to inflate the balloon, how to tie the balloon, how to construct simple to complex animals, hats and other sculptures. Classes also include sculpture theory and how to visualize and invent new sculptures. Balloon skills give great mastery and confidence to the student!

  • Session 5 July 10 - 14 
    Intro to Painting (both age groups)
    Learn the elements of painting with acrylic paint as well as other media. Elements of art such as line, color, texture, space and flow will be taught in an age appropriate manner. Follow along step by step to paint your own masterpieces and find the artist inside.

  • Session 6 July 17 - 21
    Lego® Robotics (both age groups)
    Build LEGO® robots featuring motors and sensors while exploring different themes. Students will learn basics of scratch programming, program their models through their own code and explore a series of cross-curricular activities.

  • Session 7 July 24 - 28
    Intro to STEM with Lego® (ages 5-8)
    Tap into your imagination with tens of thousan
    ds of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

    STEM Challenge with Lego® (ages 9-12)
    Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.


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Registration and Fees
Camp registration opens on February 11, 2017. Sign-ups are on first come, first served basis. We cannot hold spaces without complete registration forms and payment. Members will be billed in June for all registered sessions. Non-members must pay in full at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to FTSC. Cash or check only, we do not accept credit cards.

Pricing for each 5-day session:
  Full Day -  $450 for members / $550 for non-members.
  Half Day - $225 for members / $275 for non-members.

*Pro-rated pricing for Session 4:
   Full Day -  $360 for members / $440 for non-members.
  Half Day - $180 for members / $220 for non-members.


Please note that the Camp fees do not include lunch.
Lunches may be brought from home or pre-ordered from the Foothills Snack Bar. A lunch order form will be mailed with your Camp packet. Refrigeration is available.


No refunds after June 1st. However, campers may change from one session to another if space is available or they may find a replacement camper to take their spot.



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Lunch
Lunch is not included in the camp fee. Two options are available:

  1. Prepared lunches for campers may be pre-ordered for all or part of each session. Food is prepared by the Foothills Snack Bar. All lunches include a sandwich, chips, fruit juice and a small dessert. Prices range from $5.00 to $6.00.The completed order form must be turned into the office no later than the first day of each session, along with payment in full. One week in advance is suggested.

    Payment for lunch must be separate from camp registration payment. Make checks payable to "Arguello," write "Camp lunch" on check and attach check to the order form.

  2. You may send a lunch with your camper. Please clearly label the lunch with your camper's name. Since refrigeration is available, we ask you not to deliver lunches during camp hours.

    Additionally, you may want to send a small amount of cash with your camper to purchase an extra lunch treat (ice cream, candy, nuts, etc.) from the Club snack bar or vending machines. Access to the vending machines will be permitted only during lunchtime, under the direct supervision of a camp counselor.

What to wear to Camp Miranda
Proper attire is important. Please make sure that your camper is dressed appropriately:

  • Tennis shoes with laces only (no black soles, unless they are specifically sold as non-marking)
  • Shorts and shirt (no bathing suits on courts)

If the child is not properly attired s/he will be asked to sit out.
 
What to bring to Camp Miranda

  • Junior tennis racket
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Goggles (if preferred)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Brown bag lunch (unless Camper Lunch Bags have been pre-ordered)
  • A big smile

Please do not bring any glass containers or gum.

Please return the medical release and liability waiver no later than the first day of Camp. If your child becomes ill and cannot participate in the camp we will call the numbers listed on the medical release form and expect the child to be picked up.

For more information, contact:
Foothills Main Office
:: 650.493.8540