Neighborhood Center and Discovery Link


Neighborhood Center At University Park
Where students are inspired, engaged, and having fun!

*NEW* SUMMER ENRICHMENT CLASSES @ UPARK

 

(6/5 – 6/9 & 6/12 – 6/16)

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS (K-6)

About the Camps: There will be 3 different sessions offered Monday thru Friday: Session 1 (8:30am – 10am), Session 2 (10:05am – 11:35am), and Session 3 (12:15pm – 1:45pm) There will be 3 different classes offered per session. A student can only be signed up for one class per session and can sign up for just one session or multiple sessions. If a student signs up for the 8:30am – 10am session, breakfast will be provided from 8am – 8:20am. Sign up for 2 sessions, receive 5% off your tuition. Sign up for all 3 sessions, receive 10% off your tuition and Breakfast (8am – 8:20am) will be provided. All students who plan on attending the camp from 10:05am to the end at 1:45pm must bring their own lunch. Lunch/Recess will be from 11:35am – 12:10pm. Please see below for how each day will look.

 

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM         Breakfast

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM       Session 1 (3 Enrichment Offerings)          

10:05 AM – 11:35 AM     Session 2 (3 Enrichment Offerings)

11:35 AM – 12:10 PM     Lunch/Recess

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM        Session 3 (3 Enrichment Offerings)

1:45                                     Pick Up

 

To Register: click here!

Payment Information: credit card payment will need to be collected online or over the phone (you will receive an email about payment 3-5 days after you register).

Course Information: After the registration and enrollment period is completed, Jesse will be reaching out to you about your student’s enrollment in your selected class (es).

Questions: Please email jesse_broadfoot@dpsk12.org or call 720-424-3417

 

 

Course Catalogue: Summer 2017 Session

 

WEEK 1: 6/5 – 6/9

 

Week 1 (6/5 – 6/9)

Session 1: 8:30 AM – 10 AM

 

Option 1:

Skate Boarding – SkateStart

 

Welcome skaters and future skaters to Skatestart skateboarding, the leader in skateboard programming. What a better way to get your day started by skateboarding before school! This class is geared toward all skill levels. We’ll have a ton of fun learning new tricks, playing games, and making new friends. *Skatestart provides their patented skateboards along with helmets.* Proper footwear and a smile is needed. Let’s get rolling! www.skatestart.com

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Outside 8:30am – 10am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 6/15 K – 6th Grades $99

 

Option 2:

I AM DANCE – IN ALLiance Movement

 

Inspired by songs from your favorite movies, advance your technique and performance skills as you learn to express yourself through movement and dance. Join this performance style dance camp with music mash ups from SING, Moana, Trolls, and more! This class is for the dancer, performer or those who just love to groove and move to their own choreography. Increase your movement potential in a fun, and safe environment to explore dance in new ways and new light.  Master choreography and grow confident in your ability to share ideas, thoughts, feelings, and choreography through physical expression. Experienced dance instruction and coaching in a short and fun week of creation and performance choreography for a showcase on Friday for parents!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 8:30am – 10am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 8/20 K – 6th Grades $90

 

Option 3:

Wood Shop – Woodshop Wizards

 

Participants will learn hands-on techniques that enable them to build their very own wood projects! They will have one day to build anything desire during the “Free For All” Day. All projects will be painted, personalized and taken home to treasure. They will learn how to use each tool as well as the safety of the tools. Participants will only use safe, age-appropriate hand tools.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 8:30am – 10am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 7/24 K – 6th Grades $105

 

 

 

Week 1 (6/5 – 6/9)

Session 2: 10:05 AM – 11:35 AM

 

Option 1:

Eurekus – STEAM Powered Discovery

 

Engineer, Invent Explore!

Join Eurekus for a fun-filled week of STEAM and Maker projects! Imaginations are charged as campers engineer, invent and explore with visiting artist mentors. Become an “Artist Explorer” to investigate how your world and universe works. From sculpture and engineering to high-tech creations, students enjoy working hands-on while letting their creativity soar. Throughout, they gain great STEM skills while having tons of fun.

 

Projects include NASA programs, fine art projects, kinetic sculpture, tech inventions, fun experiments, circuits, motors and more!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 10:05am – 11:35am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 10/25 2nd – 6th Grades $99

 

Option 2:

Science Matters – Bristle Bots

 

Mix science and imagination to design and build your very own motorized moving Bristle Bot.  Join us to explore the science of circuits, electromagnetism and motion.  Prepare your Bots for drag racing and wrestling.  Finally, put all your knowledge to the test to engineer the perfect Robot Critter to take home.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 10:05am – 11:35am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 8/12 K – 6th Grades $90

 

Option 3:

Abrakadoodle – Summer Surfing

 

Summer is the best time for catching rays and waves while having a summer blast of FUN!  This camp transports us to a virtual tropical paradise where we’ll create the perfect wave, design fish crazy geometric fish like Shawn Ardoin, make and fly airplanes towing a message, create watercolor seascapes like artist Heather Brown and more.  We will be serenaded by beach music while we play seaside games and join in super summer adventures!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 10:05am – 11:35am 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 11/20 K – 6th Grades $84

 

 

 Week 1 (6/5 – 6/9)

Session 3: 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

 

Option 1:

KidStage – Drama Workshop

 

Our fast-moving and fun workshop will have your kids exploring the many facets of theater through fun, thought-provoking and stimulating theater games and activities!  The participants will meet with our Instructor for an hour of jam-packed fun after-school.  By participating, students can strengthen and build skills such as:

 

-Vocabulary

-Teamwork, Leadership, and Peer Relationships

-Concentration, Memorization, and Problem Solving

-Creativity and Imagination

-Body Awareness and Control

-Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem and Poise

 

This program is highly energetic and fun! No acting or theater experience is necessary and first-time students are encouraged to attend.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 10/25 K – 6th Grades $72

 

Option 2:

Sticky Fingers – Culinary Arts – International Cooking Camp

 

Take a trip around the world with our international cooking camp! When’s the last time you were hands deep in delicious ethnic cuisine from the four corners of the Earth? Your young chef can have a blast every day discovering how easy and awesomely fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy cuisine from South America, Europe, Africa and Asia!

 

Through our globally inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes students will explore customs, songs, geography and languages from around the world!
International Cooking Recipe Teaser:

Spanish Fantástico Fideuà (Noodle Paella) + Family-Friendly Spanish Sangria Arabian Broccoli Tabbouleh + Charred Lemon Tomatoes + Sparkling Lemonade Dutch Apple Hand Pies + Nutmeg Honey Apples + ICED Apple Cider

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Teachers’ Lounge 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 8/12 K – 6th Grades $105

 

Option 3:

3D Design/Printing – SimpleFly Tech

 

Students are taught the basics of 3D Design using programs “Sketchup” & “123Design”. Using what they learn, they will be able to design their own prints, and see them come to life. This class is meant to show the importance of technology in the lives of these students, and give them an idea of what they can accomplish when they engineer an item, troubleshoot failures, and push themselves to new limits.

 

Students will showcase the 3D prints that they personally designed. They will be printed in the class as well as outside the class to assure everyone has something to showcase. With enough time, students can also showcase how their designs improved from the first class to the last class.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 10/20 1st – 6th Grades $90

 

 WEEK 2: 6/12 – 6/16)

 

Week 2 (6/12 – 6/16)

Session 1: 8:30 AM – 10 AM

 

Option 1:

Pottery – Adventures in Art

 

Do you want to paint pottery with real ceramic materials so you can use it when you bring it home? Would you like to make a self-portrait plate, or a decorate a mug with your favorite animal? You can do that in this workshop! We will paint pre-made pottery (bisque) with lots of colors. Adventures in Art will fire the pottery to finish it with a bright, shiny glaze and bring it back to school so students can take their work home. In our two last classes we will finish pottery with paint in a rainbow of colors, sparkle and glitter. Go here to see the exciting things we will make http://www.adventuresinart.info/Adventures_in_Art/Paint_Your_Pottery%21.html

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 8:30am – 10am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 4/12 1st – 6th Grades $117

 

Option 2:

Chess – Wiz Kids Chess

 

Chess makes learning FUN so kids enjoy learning and getting smarter!  The summer camp will give new and experienced players a whole range of essential chess knowledge, and lots of fun, interactive games. All our students have a great time.  And, regular chess classes have been shown to increase students’ IQs, math test scores by over 17%, and improve the whole range cognitive abilities [1].  For more information and for free chess teaching videos please visit www.WIZ-KIDS.org.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 8:30am – 10am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 5/18 K – 6th Grades $75

 

Option 3:

Break Dance/Hip Hop Camp – Creative Dance Kids

 

This camp will be filled with high-energy break and hip hop dance that uses the latest age appropriate Hip Hop and Pop music coupled with dance steps influenced by some of today’s finest dance choreographers. A style that is incessantly changing, Hip Hop incorporates poppin’, lockin’, and body isolations. Students will learn the trendy break dance style of today as well as old school, and always emphasizes dancers finding their own individual swagger and style. Hip Hop is a fun, high-energy way to express oneself in a big way!   Family and friends are invited to attend the final class and watch us dance.  Students should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 8:30am – 10am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 5/20 K – 6th Grades $90

 

 Week 2 (6/12 – 6/16)

Session 2: 10:05 AM – 11:35 AM

 

Option 1:

Bricks 4 Kidz – Jurassic Brick Land Camp

 

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Campers will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T.Rex, and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our specialized project kits! Come learn, build and play at Jurassic Brick Land camp!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 10:05am – 11:35am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 8/24 K – 6th Grades $90

 

Option 2:

Young Rembrandts – Drawing

 

Young Rembrandts’ Enchanted Academy Summer Art Workshop. Be prepared to be whisked away to an enchanted academy where nothing is as it seems. Experience the majesty of the great dining hall as our students illustrate a beautiful graphic. Amuse yourself in the not-so-ordinary life of the academy with a plethora of cartoon drawings. From drawing an enchanted forest to a day at the races with dragons, it’s nothing but fun in our classroom.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 10:05am – 11:35am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 8/20 K – 5th Grades $96

 

Option 3:

Talk to the Camera – Video Buzz

 

Is your kiddo into making their own videos or watching YouTube? In this class kids collaborate to create their very own unique how-to, music and other age appropriate themed videos. Kids will SHINE as our next Talk to the Camera STARS!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 10:05am – 11:35am 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 5/20 1st – 5th Grades Week 2 (6/12 – 6/16)

 

Week 2 (6/12 – 6/16)

Session 3: 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

 

Option 1:

Sculpture & Art – Art for Life CO

 

Come join us for Sculpture and Art camp. We will be doing sculptures using art media like clay and paper mache. We also will be making crafts, paintings and even jewelry! Our instructors are award winning artists that love teaching kids. Your child will have fun creating art, while learning problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. We believe art gives a child confidence and builds their self-esteem. What better way to grow than to be doing something they love?

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 5/30 K – 6th Grades $78

 

Option 2:

Coding/Raspberry Pi – SimpleFly Tech

 

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

 

What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by kids all over the world to learn to program and understand how computers work.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 10/20 1st – 6th Grades $99

 

Option 3:

Rhythm & Percussion Drums – Sound Formation

 

Students K-5 learn how to understand and master musical rhythm in a group setting. Students play on beautiful hand-percussion instruments. We use a visualization system called The Rhythm Compass™ that makes understanding rhythmic relationships fun and easy. Hand-percussion is incredibly powerful, fun, and a great way to connect and grow with friends. You will be amazed at how your rhythm on percussion, will transfer over to piano, violin, and any other instrument. Our curriculum is simple, comprehensive, and delivers amazing results in a short time. The atmosphere is one of strategic games, enhancing creativity, having fun, connectivity, growing listening ability, developing attention, and strengthening learning ability. Hand-percussion as taught in our unique curriculum is a great way to develop athletic coordination and precision.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 12:15pm – 1:45pm 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16 4/12 K – 6th Grades $117

 

 

Discovery Link

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is proud to introduce Discovery Link – a new name for the official DPS afterschool program. Formerly known as Kaleidoscope Corner in some schools and Fit, Fun & Literacy in others, we have renamed the program to better reflect the linkage between the school day and the discovery that takes place in our programs out of school time, including before and after school and during the summer.

While DPS has many valued afterschool partners, there is only one district-run program: Discovery Link. Since Discovery Link is a DPS program run entirely by DPS staff, it is uniquely positioned to link the school day and the hours beyond seamlessly and strategically.

DPS’ afterschool programs are built on a culture of discovery. Combining academic support, arts, athletics, leadership development, social emotional learning and much more, we create an environment that is enriching, engaging and fun!

There will be no changes to your program location or schedule in the year ahead as we officially launch our new name.

For more information on Discovery Link and how to register please click here.

Discovery Link 2017 – 2018 Registration Information:

Current Families:

The Discovery Link program at University Park will be accepting Discovery Link Registration packets for currently enrolled families from April 17 – April 28 at University Park, at the Discovery Link Registration Office, and via email for the 2017-2018 school year. Please see below for the details for specific times and dates for on-site registration.

New Families:

The Discovery Link program at University Park will be accepting Discovery Link Registration packets for new families for the 2017-2018 school year from May 8 – May 12 at University Park, at the Discovery Link Registration Office, and via email. Please see below for the details for specific times and dates for on-site registration.

University Park Registration Days and Times:

  • Mondays, 4pm – 6pm, Jesse’s Office
  • Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm, Jesse’s Office
  • Thursdays, 8am – 10am, Jesse’s Office