We are offering two choices for families!
- Virtual (Synchronous) Half-Day
- In-Person (outdoors) Full-Day
Virtual: Synchronous classes will be offered through Zoom. Class supplies will be available for curbside pick-up or shipping. Review details with Fee information.
As we pivot to distance learning and virtual camp, parents may be needed from time to time to assist their child and should always be in eye-shot and ear-shot of their child. Typically parent participation will be approximately 15-20 minutes before and after camp, but certain activities may require additional assistance from a parent or older sibling.
In-Person: This camp is full day, in-person (outdoors), and socially distanced. Read more about our COVID-19 policy.
2021 Themes for Captivate Explorers Camp
- June 14 – 18: Staycation – Explore Italy
- June 21 – 25: Staycation – Explore France
- June 28 – July 2: Staycation – Explore China
- July 5 – 9: Staycation – Explore Hawaii
Sample Daily Schedule
Fees include “One Basic Art Kit” per summer plus week’s themed materials, a CC Tote bag & Notebook. Materials will vary by week.
In-person (outdoors) camp will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1680 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Registration is now open!
Captivate Explorers Camp is a half-day (9:00 am – 12:00 noon), virtual, integrated camp which shows how “Science, Art, and History Fit Together.” We believe that kids learn best through hands-on investigations and children will explore different cultures and time periods in our history. Our camp program fosters the development of the “whole child” and incorporates many team-building and social emotional learning activities. Our teachers are experienced and credentialed.
Virtual camp is capped at 25 students. Staff-to-student ratio in our in-person (outdoors) camps will not exceed 1:12 to ensure that each child gets plenty of attention and we have small, stable pods. For virtual camps, class size is capped to 25 to maintain an intimate camp feel. Our camp is kept intentionally small so that campers can build relationships with each other and the staff. We foster a learning environment filled with engaged students who are exploring, creating, laughing, playing, and moving.
Due to COVID-19, the traditional (pre-COVID) full-day (9:00 am to 3:00 pm), in-person (outdoors) camps have pivoted to a half-day (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) virtual camp for 2021 and a socially-distanced in-person (outdoors) option, and some of the lessons have been modified or changed based on material, safety and time constraints. Despite that, we have maintained the integrity of our hands-on program and cover the same core concepts in our themes with some modifications from the original pre-COVID programming.
2021 Themes for Captivate Explorers Camp
Staycation – Explore Italy
In “Explore Italy,” students will embark on a fascinating “staycation” to explore the geography, culture, language, people, art and history of Italy. Explore the remarkable cities of Venice, Florence, Tuscany and Rome. Learn about the famous Italian cuisine and make a paper pizza! Create incredible art depicting the iconic “leaning tower of Pisa”. Dabble in “mosaics” in the spirit of the ancient Romans. Learn some Italian vocabulary and get ready for your great Italian adventure. Choose either the virtual or in-person (outdoors) format for this camp.
Staycation – Explore France
In “Explore France,” students will embark on a fascinating “staycation” to explore the geography, culture, language, people, art and history of France. The French are famous for their art. Create an Edgar Degas-inspired ballerina. Paint a colorful bowl of fruit just like Paul Cézanne. Construct a collage of lily pads in the impressionist style of Claude Monet. Work like an engineer to make a model of the Eiffel Tower from straws. Learn your numbers and key phrases in French before your embark on this incredible adventure. Choose either the virtual or in-person (outdoors) format for this camp.
Staycation – Explore China
In “Explore China,” students will embark on a fascinating “staycation” to explore the culture, language, people, art and history of China. Learn about the customs and traditions for Lunar New Year and paint a beautiful Chinese Dragon. Learn about the zodiac animals and read folktales from ancient China like Lon Po Po. Practice writing words using Chinese characters, and explore Chinese music and Chinese culinary delights. Pack your bags, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Choose either the virtual or in-person (outdoors) format for this camp.
Staycation – Explore Hawaii
In “Explore Hawaii,” students will embark on a fascinating “staycation” to explore the Polynesian culture, language, people, art and history of Hawaii. Students will learn about volcanoes and will create a model of a volcanic eruption. Draw and paint vibrant tropical flowers such as plumeria and hibiscus. Read stories about Polynesian culture and learn about the Goddess Pele who lives in the volcano. Dance some hula moves while wearing your lei. Get ready for the ultimate Hawaiian staycation. Choose either the virtual or in-person (outdoors) format for this camp.
Please see the Fees page.