2018~Descriptions Summer on the Hill

Week 1: June 25-30

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. Kids Can Cook 1

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors: Kellie Johnson, Nora Wahlund

Kids will get to work on basic cooking skills-measuring, stirring, whisking, flipping. We aim to make a variety of food-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. We hope to ask for kids suggestions a few weeks before camp so kids get to learn to make things that they choose.

PLEASE NOTE: While we can accomodate most food sensitivities, due to the hands on nature of this camp, this is not a good class for kids with serious food allergies.

$140 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. Kids Can Cook 1

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors: Kellie Johnson, Nora Wahlund

Let’s eat! This week, kids will get to make and eat a variety of foods. They will get a chance to practice basic, age appropriate kitchen skills.  We will plan on making some meals, snacks, and desserts. We hope to ask for kids suggestions a few weeks before camp so kids get to learn to make things that they choose. 

PLEASE NOTE: While we can accomodate most food sensitivities, due to the hands on nature of this camp, this is not a good class for kids with serious food allergies.

$140 / week

Electronic Music Creation PM

1:00-4:00

Grades: 6-12

Instructor: Olive DelSol,

This summer, there's a fresh class for the creative and tech oriented young person! Summer on the Hill is offering Electronic Music Creation! Together, we will compose a song that incorporates everyone's talents whether it is singing, playing an acoustic instrument, or songwriting. We focus on how to bring in electronic elements like drum beats, bass lines and synthesis from the very colorful pallet of sounds available digitally. We are offering a Girls in Music Tech scholarship. If you have questions about this program, or wish to apply for the scholarship, please email olivedelsolmusic@gmail.com.

$155 / week

Week 2: July 2-6 (no classes on 7/4/18)

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S Young Engineers

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

Kids will have the opportunity to design and build projects with a variety of materials, including recycled materials. They will get a chance to work as individuals, in pairs, and in small groups. Some activities will be design challenges, where they have a limited amount of materials to build something to meet a challenge. Other activities will be free creative time.

$140 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S Young Engineers

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week is all about letting kids build and create. Kids will get to build with a variety of materials including food, blocks and recycled materials. Some of the activities will be challenges, where they have to build something to complete a certain task. Other activities will be free time to build a project on their own.

$140 / week

Week 3: July 9-13

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. A walk on the Wild Side

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

Water, land, and air, this week we will explore different animals. Kids will get to learn about the world around them through nature walks and animal related games. There will be an emphasis on endangered species and conservation.

$140 / week

AM Summer PE with Mr. Brian

9:00-12:00

Instructor: Brian Breedlove

Grades: K-5

Summer PE will be a fun and exciting way to spend a week with friends playing some of your favorite inside and outside games, such as Kickball, Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, and many others, all the while getting some great needed exercise.

$140/ week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. A walk on the Wild Side

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week is all about animals and the natural world around us. We will go on nature walks, learn about conservation, and do crafts related to animals. We are tentatively planning a field trip to the Cascade Raptor Center.

$140 / week

Week 4: July 16-20

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. World Travelers

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

We will explore different regions of the world. We will make crafts, play games, and try foods from different countries. We will bounce around to each continent, stamping our passports as we travel the globe. We will learn about the different cultures, as well as the natural history of each area.

$140 / week

Mandarin Camp Week 1

9:00-12:00

Grades: PreK-5

Instructor: Sophie Wang

Learning Chinese can be both enjoyable and challenging. Oak Hill Mandarin Chinese summer camp will teach students how to speak, read, and write Chinese while exploring the art and culture of China. The curriculum enables students to acquire practical communication skills and experience the joy of learning the language. Lessons are organized around themes such as family, food, and animals via class instruction and through songs, rhymes, calligraphy, stories, and games.

Sophie Wang is an experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher of 15 years. She is currently a member of Oak Hill faculty who teaches Mandarin Chinese for K-8 students. Sophie has great passion in teaching Chinese and exploring Chinese culture with her students.

$155 / week

Make a Movie Production class

9:00-12:00

Grades: 1-12

Instructors: Tim Rogers,Val Haynes, Isabelle Rogers

Be part of the cast and crew for the production of a movie! Working with an original script, students will create a short film. During the production, students will storyboard, cast, rehearse, perform, and record the film, learning every aspect of production, from acting to lighting to cinematography.

The completed film will be screened later in the summer and entered in the 2019 Eugene Children's Film Festival  (http://www.aacfoundation.org/).

$155 / week

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. World Travelers

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week, we will be leading about different cultures from around the world. We will make traditional foods from places like France, Japan, Italy, Australia, Brazil and more! We will learn about different areas through crafts and games. Kids will also get a chance to learn about the environment of each area.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Young Writers 1

1:00-4:00

Grades: 1-4

Instructor:Pamela Beeler

Students will focus on writing personal narratives and/or short reports on subjects they have prior knowledge on.  Beginning with a handwritten draft, students will learn editing marks and how to type a final published piece on the computer using Google Docs.  In addition, they will learn how to use a simple desktop publishing program in order to create their own illustrations using the computer as well.

Writing Your Novel

1:00-4:00

Grades: 5-8

Instructor:Rachael Pruitt

Have you ever felt you had a book (or books!) inside you and just weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever filled a notebook with page after page of great ideas but weren’t sure how to organize them into an actual story? Have you ever started a book and stopped after 3-10 pages? Have you ever finished a book and not been sure how to edit it to the next level? Then this class is for you!

In this introductory novel-writing class, we will be covering the “nuts and bolts” of writing a fictional novel.

Specific topics include:

We will also be troubleshooting what to do when you just want to give up, techniques to address writer’s block, and successful editing. Students who are unable to continue with levels 2 and 3 of our class will leave our “level 1” class with a “story-map” and writing techniques that will support their future success as novelists. This course is open to all genres of fiction and may be adapted for students interested in creating a memoir.

$140 / week

6:00-8:00PM /Family Class

Make a Movie...Together!

Grades 1-12 + an adult.

Minimum 4 families; Maximum 10 families

Instructors: Tim Rogers,Val Haynes, Isabelle Rogers

Work together with your child to make a movie! This is a fun opportunity to do something fun and creative together. Working with an original script, students and parents will create a short film. During the production, we will storyboard, cast, rehearse, perform, and record the film, learning every aspect of production, from acting to lighting to cinematography. The completed film will be screened later in the summer and entered in the 2019 Eugene Children's Film Festival  (http://www.aacfoundation.org/).

$155 / week for one student and one adult ( Each student needs one adult)

Week 5: July 23-27

Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. Kids Olympics

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

All kids are olympians! Kids will get to play a variety of games, everything from tradition olympic sports (basketball, soccer, track), to less traditional sports (3 legged races, water balloon toss), to intellectual and strategy games, and olympic related crafts. Emphasis will be on sportsmanship and being a team player.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Mandarin Camp Week 2

9:00-12:00

Grades: PreK-5

Instructor: Sophie Wang

Learning Chinese can be both enjoyable and challenging. Oak Hill Mandarin Chinese summer camp will teach students how to speak, read, and write Chinese while exploring the art and culture of China. The curriculum enables students to acquire practical communication skills and experience the joy of learning the language. Lessons are organized around themes such as family, food, and animals via class instruction and through songs, rhymes, calligraphy, stories, and games.

Sophie Wang is an experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher of 15 years. She is currently a member of Oak Hill faculty who teaches Mandarin Chinese for K-8 students. Sophie has great passion in teaching Chinese and exploring Chinese culture with her students.

$155 / week

Make a Movie - Post-Production

9:00 - 12:00

Grades: 6-12

Instructor: Tim Rogers

Learn to edit a movie. Working with the footage from the "Make a Movie - Production" class, students will create a complete film, learning the essential skills of video editing, coloring, sound engineering, and basic special effects.

The completed film will be screened later in the summer and entered in the 2019 Eugene Children's Film Festival  (http://www.aacfoundation.org/).

$155 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. Kids Olympics

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors

This week is all about playing games and sportsmanship. Kids will get a chance to play different games, indoor and outdoor. Some of our games will be games from the olympics, some will be less traditional. Strategy games and less athletic games will be included. We hope to go on a field trip, skating, bowling, or miniature golf.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Young Writers 2

1:00-4:00

Grades: 1-4

Instructor: Pamela Beeler

Students will focus on writing fiction stories and/or some basic poetry.  Beginning with a hand written draft, students will learn editing marks and how to type a final published piece on the computer using Google Docs.  In addition, they will learn how to use a simple desktop publishing program in order to create their own illustrations using the computer as well.

Learn Programming with Processing

1:00-4:00

Grades: 6-8

Instructor: Tim Rogers

This class is intended for students who have used Scratch, LEGOS Mindstorms, or some other visual ("block-based") programming environment, and are ready to take the next step in programming. It also could be a great introduction to programming for motivated, older students. Processing (https://processing.org/) is a powerful and fun programming environment - originally designed to allow musicians and visual artists to create in new ways - which is a perfect stepping stone from visual programming to more traditional text-based languages. It allows you to program in either Java or Python, and to see your working program instantly. It offers a powerful library of add-ons for doing things like controlling theater lighting (DMX) and musical instruments (MIDI), and it allows you to save completed programs as stand-alone Java applications. Processing is free and cross-platform, so if you love it, you can continue using it at home for free!

$155 / week

Week 6: July 30- August 3

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. Myths and Magic

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week we will explore a variety of mythical, magical, and fantasy worlds. Some of out activities will include:

Brew potions like Harry Potter. Go on a treasure hunt like pirates.Create our own fantasy worlds and build fairy houses.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Creativity with Ceramics K-2

9:00-12:00

Grades: K-2

Instructor: Andrea DiPalma

Students make kid tested and approved ceramic projects while learning about clay sculpting techniques, surface decoration, color theory and the firing process. Such techniques include pinch pot, coil, slab building and dugouts. Students also learn about adding attachments to sculptural and pottery forms to make fun and creative projects that include finger puppets, animal sculptures, teapots, cups and bowls as well as boxes and pots with removable lids, to name a few. Additionally, students learn about all of the stages in the ceramics process from digging clay out of the earth to firing in in a hot kiln to how to best create pieces that will be used daily in their homes.

Surface decoration, glazing and under glazing, texture, pattern and color use will be discussed and different techniques will be covered to help students finish their pieces with a unique self-expressive flare!

$155 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. Myths and Magic

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructor:

Imaginations rule! This week is all about being creative. We will look to various fantasy worlds for inspiration this week. Some of our activities will include fairy and dragon crafts, science from Harry Potter, and food from minecraft.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Creativity with Ceramics 3-5

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-5

Instructor: Andrea DiPalma

Students make kid tested and approved ceramic projects while learning about clay sculpting techniques, surface decoration, color theory and the firing process. Such techniques include pinch pot, coil, slab building and dugouts. Students also learn about adding attachments to sculptural and pottery forms to make fun and creative projects that include finger puppets, animal sculptures, teapots, cups and bowls as well as boxes and pots with removable lids, to name a few. Additionally, students learn about all of the stages in the ceramics process from digging clay out of the earth to firing in in a hot kiln to how to best create pieces that will be used daily in their homes.

Surface decoration, glazing and under glazing, texture, pattern and color use will be discussed and different techniques will be covered to help students finish their pieces with a unique self-expressive flare!

$155 / week

Week 7: August 6-10

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. Reach for the Stars and Beyond

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

What lies beyond planet Earth? Is there life on Mars? This week we are exploring the universe and anything to do with outer space. We will create our own aliens, design our own rockets, and maybe try astronaut food.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Intro to Musical Theatre

9:00-12:00

Grades: K-3

Instructors:

A beginning theatre class with a focus on Musical Theatre. Along with introductory movement and stage terminology, students will focus on the fundamentals of music, voice, and dance. Students will choose their favorite song to work on over the course of the week. As a class, they will prepare a group song to be performed for parents.

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. Reach for the Stars and Beyond

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week we will blast off and explore things outside of our own planet!  Is there alien life out there? We will look into the moon, planets, the sun and the stars! We are tentatively planning a field trip to the Science Factory for a dome show.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Bridge Engineering with paper, wood and K’nex

1:00-4:00

Grades: 1-6

Instructor: Steve Nastasiuk

Students will explore the design, engineering and building of Bridges, even performing almost impossible tasks with a single piece of paper or a few sticks, thanks to clever engineering and imagination. Thousands of K’nex pieces will be available for the creation of fantastic, new designs or the copying of world famous bridges like the Sydney Harbor Bridge, The Golden Gate and the Astoria Bridge. We will even compare the 7 Bridges of Madison County (No Steve hasn’t read the book or seen the movie but has walked and driven over, when allowed, all of them) to our Oregon Covered Bridges.

$155 / week

Week 8: August 13-17

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. Kids Can Cook  2

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors: Kellie Johnson, Nora Wahlund

Kids will get to work on basic cooking skills-measuring, stirring, whisking, flipping. We aim to make a variety of food-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. We hope to ask for kids suggestions a few weeks before camp so kids get to learn to make things that they choose.

PLEASE NOTE: While we can accomodate most food sensitivities, due to the hands on nature of this camp, this is not a good class for kids with serious food allergies.

$140 / week

Junior Picassos’

Grades K-2

Instructor: Kathy Westervelt

Art School for Kids is designed for students who want to learn how to draw, paint, explore mixed-media art, and use their imaginations. Literature tie-in’s, introductions to famous artists, and child-focused videos that are designed to guide children and offer endless options for personal creativity will be the focus of this skill-building art curriculum. Art supplies are provided.

Instructor: Kathy Westervelt has taught kindergarten at Oak Hill School for the past 12 years. She has a passion for sharing her love of art.  She will smile and tell you “When I grow up I want to be an art teacher”

$155

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Geometry and Combinatorics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 1-8

Instructor:Steve Nastasiuk

Students will explore the fantastic intersection of these two fields of mathematics while solving some famous and some obscure puzzles from times past including Euler’s Seven Bridges of Konigsberg (No! Konigsberg is not in Madison County) and the Tower of Hanoi. Of course no class featuring Combinatorics could be complete without a thorough visit with Percy Alexander MacMahon’s 3-Color Squares and 4-Color Triangles. We will also perform some classic geometric constructions with compass and straightedge including the Equilateral Triangle, three ways to inscribe a hexagon in a circle and the tetrahedron.

ACT/SAT Prep

9:00-12:00

Grades: 7-12

Instructors: Asa Tellschow

This class will help students get ready for the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests. Tricks, strategies, and study techniques will be shared that will improve your scores.

$140 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. Kid Can Cook  2

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors: Kellie Johnson, Nora Wahlund

Let’s eat! This week, kids will get to make and eat a variety of foods. They will get a chance to practice basic, age appropriate kitchen skills.  We will plan on making some meals, snacks, and desserts. We hope to ask for kids suggestions a few weeks before camp so kids get to learn to make things that they choose.

PLEASE NOTE: While we can accomodate most food sensitivities, due to the hands on nature of this camp, this is not a good class for kids with serious food allergies.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructors: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Writing Your Novel

1:00-4:00

Grades: 5-8

Instructors:Rachael Pruitt

Have you ever felt you had a book (or books!) inside you and just weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever filled a notebook with page after page of great ideas but weren’t sure how to organize them into an actual story? Have you ever started a book and stopped after 3-10 pages? Have you ever finished a book and not been sure how to edit it to the next level? Then this class is for you!

In this introductory novel-writing class, we will be covering the “nuts and bolts” of writing a fictional novel.

Specific topics include:

We will also be troubleshooting what to do when you just want to give up, techniques to address writer’s block, and successful editing. Students who are unable to continue with levels 2 and 3 of our class will leave our “level 1” class with a “story-map” and writing techniques that will support their future success as novelists. This course is open to all genres of fiction and may be adapted for students interested in creating a memoir.

$140 / week

Week 9: August 20-24

AM / Morning Classes

AM K.I.D.S. More Science Please!

8:00-12:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

Science rules! Kids will get a chance to do hands on science experiments. There will be activities on chemistry, physics, electricity, and natural science. Kids will get a chance to make slime, see chemical reactions, and watch things fly!

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructors: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

OBOB Camp

9:00-12:00

Grades: 3-5 (Class open only to students who have read at last 6 of the 2018-2019 OBOB books!)

Instructors:Tim Rodgers

This is a class for kids who love to read - and who want to compete in an OBOB battle this year! Open only to students who have already read at least 6 of the 12 2018-2019 OBOB books (more is better!), this class will help prepare you for OBOB competitions. We will talk about the books together, create and study questions, play games, do mock battles - and even do some YouTube-style videos about them! It should be a fun way to work together and get ready for OBOB!

$155 / week

Middle School OBOB Camp

9:00-12:00

Grades: 5-7(Class open only to students who have read at last 6 of the 2018-2019 OBOB books!)

Instructors: Robin Woolsey

This is a class for kids who love to read - and who want to compete in an OBOB battle this year! Open only to students who have already read at least 6 of the 16 2018-2019 OBOB books (more is better!), this class will help prepare you for OBOB competitions. We will talk about the books together, create and study questions, play games, do mock battles.  It should be a fun way to work together and get ready for OBOB!

$155 / week

ACT/SAT Prep

9:00-12:00

Grades: 7-12

Instructors: Asa Tellschow

This class will help students get ready for the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests. Tricks, strategies, and study techniques will be shared that will improve your scores.

$140 / week

PM / Afternoon Classes

PM K.I.D.S. More Science Please!

1:00-5:00

Grades: K-5

Instructors:

This week we will get to do science hands on! We will make things fly using physics, make things bubble and explode using chemistry, and explore the natural sciences around us. We are tentatively planning a field trip to the Science Factory.

$140 / week

Intelligent Robotics

1:00-4:00

Grades: 3-8

Instructors: Alex Lowe

Do you want to learn how to build a robot?  Would you like to be a scientist or engineer someday?  At this camp you will learn how to work as part of a team to design, build and program Lego robots to perform a variety of tasks.

$155 / week

Fantasy Writing

1:00-4:00

Grades: 5-8

Instructors:Rachael Pruitt

FANTASY WRITING: Invites you to explore the realms of world-building and how to  create personal legends that reflect real life issues. We will be monster-making, world-building, creating heroes, discovering allies, crossing thresholds,  encountering ever-increasing dangers until the final monster is faced—and transformed.  You will be able to use writing, storytelling, visual art, movement, and drama to bring your personal legends to life.

We will also be examining examples of mythology around the globe and learning creative writing techniques including how to create dynamic characters (including villains!), realistic dialogue, and story-mapping, plotting and pacing.  Feedback from both your instructor and your peers will be an important part of our class.

$140 / week