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Neighborhood Center Enrichment Clubs

The 2017 Spring Enrichment Session (3/6 – 5/19) Registration will go live on Tuesday February 21st @ 10 AM . Please click here to register.

Interested in Summer Enrichment Camps at UPark? For more information and registration, scroll down the page to the Summer Enrichment section! 

Course Catalog: Spring 2017 Session

Before School Clubs

 

Monday AM

Pottery – Adventures in Art

 

In Pottery Club we’ll use real clay and glazes to make clay creations. We’ll learn about making pitch pots, coil pots and working with clay slabs and make elephants, fish, horses and plates. We’ll glaze our pottery with lots of bright colors. Adventures in Art will fire the pottery in a kiln and bring it back to school so students can take their finished work home. In our last class we’ll use paint in a rainbow of colors to finish castles that can go home on the day that we paint them. See samples of the exciting things we will create here http://www.adventuresinart.info/Adventures_in_Art/University_Park.html

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room

 

7:45am-8:50am 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 4/12 All Grades $192

 

Tuesday AM

Hip Hop Dance “Hey Ya!” – Creative Dance Kids

 

This high energy dance form incorporates poppin’, lockin’, and body isolations. This class includes choreography and improvisational dance technique. Individual expression is encouraged, which cultivates each dancer’s unique sense of style. We’ll be learning choreography to Outkast’s “Hey Ya!”. Parents, family, and friends are invited to join us for the final class for an observation. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 7:45am-8:50am 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 5/20 All Grades $156

 

Wednesday AM

*NEW* 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/Gym 7:45am-8:50am 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 6/14 All Grades $180

 

Wednesday AM

Sticky Fingers – Culinary Arts

 

Let your child release their inner chef! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Teacher’s Lounge 7:45am-8:50am 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 8/12 All Grades $200

 

Thursday AM

Wood Shop – Woodshop Wizards

 

Woodshop Wizards is an after school woodworking program that offers hands on creative learning, self-confidence and group interaction skills. The students learn to build detailed wooden assembly projects, as well as gain knowledge and the safe use of essential hand tools. The children learn in a positive, enjoyable environment with their peers and create a project that they will take home to treasure.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 7:45am-8:50am 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 6/22 All Grades $192

 

After School Clubs!

 

Monday

Sticky Fingers – Culinary Arts – WAIT LIST

 

Let your child release their inner chef! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Teacher’s lounge 3:45 – 4:50 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 8/12 All Grades $189

 

 

Monday

French – Foreign Language – WAIT LIST

 

Students will have the opportunity to learn French through interactive games and food. This is a year long

Program.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 218 3:45 – 4:50 Session 3: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 8/10 1st  – 5th $50

 

Monday

Fencing – Denver Fencing Center

 

Denver Fencing Center is excited to offer our introductory kid’s fencing class to the students of University Park Elementary. Our Little Fencers class introduces students to the sport of fencing. Students will learn the fundamentals of fencing in a safe and fun environment. The instructor will provide lightweight practice equipment, which is specially made for young children first learning the sport. Come join us for this exciting form of physical and mental exercise!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45 – 4:50 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 4/8 1st – 3rd $184

 

Monday

Sculpture – Art for Life Colorado

 

Come learn how to make sculptures of all kinds! In this class, we will sculpt with different kinds of clay, recycled materials, paper and more!  Have fun learning the basics with fun projects, like Pokémon, Star Wars, and Minions as characters! 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 3:45 – 4:50 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 5/25 All Grades $119

 

Tuesday

SimpleFly Tech – 3D Design/Printing

 

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 2 weeks of class to the last 2.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 5:00 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 10/20 1st – 5th $180

 

Tuesday

Chess- Presented by WIZ-KIDS

 

Chess makes learning FUN so kids can enjoy getting smarter!  Regular chess classes have proven to increase students’ IQs, raise math scores by over 17%, and improve the whole range of cognitive abilities! Through chess kids get better at concentration, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, planning ahead and making sound decisions.  These skills will help kids improve performance in all of their school subjects, and prepare them for their most important subject – life.  WIZ-KIDS brings professional coaching to help mentor each student along and lay the foundation for thoughtful, effective chess play.  For more information and for FREE chess teaching videos, please visit www.WIZ-KIDS.org

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 202 3:45 – 5:00 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 6/18 All Grades $120

 

Tuesday

NEWS BROADCAST & WEB WONDERS COMBO CLASS – Talk to the Camera
Experience the excitement of reporting a hot news story! Weather, sports or entertainment? Kids get to choose what to report and are guaranteed to have a blast! Through lively interviews, amusing commercials and empowering games, kids will create their own news broadcast!
Then for the second half of the session….
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 203 3:45- 4:50 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 5/20 1st – 5th $168

 

Tuesday

Yoga (T) – w/ Mr. Herman – WAIT LIST

 

Children’s yoga for K – 5th graders helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. During class, students will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing techniques.  They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and yoga games. A fun way for students to explore that world of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to borrow Yoga Mats from the Neighborhood center or bring their own. *Please note: if you signed up for Yoga on Thursday, you cannot sign up for Yoga on Tuesday.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45pm-4:50pm 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 10/16 All Grades $50

 

Tuesday

Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math™ – Presented by Sound Formation

 

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. We’ll have an incredible performance on the last day. Workbook and materials included. Our staff is compiled of outstanding music educators with music degrees and extensive teaching backgrounds.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 213 3:45pm – 4:50pm 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 4/12 All Grades $168

 

Tuesday

*NEW* Youth Parkour – Apex Movement Denver

 

Come learn the basics of Parkour from the professional coaches at APEX Movement. Students will be challenged mentally and physically as they learn to safely land, run, jump, climb, swing, and vault using Parkour techniques while also working on problem solving and setting goals.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/

Outside

3:45pm – 4:50pm 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 10/15 3rd – 5th $120

 

Wednesday

Abrakadoodle – Art – Portfolio Kids – WAIT LIST

 

This is an immensely entertaining, hands-on series of classes that will teach an array of news skills and will fill each student’s portfolio with creative works, using different mediums: graphite, ink, chalk, oil pastels, watercolor, acrylic paint, clay, metal, and fiber art. Each lesson will focus on a different medium to fill a portfolio of work. Students will also learn about the master and contemporary artists

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45pm-5:00pm 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 12/15 All Grades Free

 

Wednesday

Overtime Athletics – iSprint Speed and Agility Program – WAIT LIST

 

Take the first step to a faster step!  Come join us as we go up and down, left and right, back and forth all the way to the finish line. OTA will implement its signature curriculum for teaching the latest techniques in athletic skill development. This “one stop shop” for improving as a soccer player, basketball player, football player, baseball player, lacrosse player, field hockey player, tennis player, volleyball player, and playground champion will include games, track and field contests, and a field day atmosphere every class!  This program will include elements of the Presidential Fitness Challenge and Road Runners Course Program.  The only question that will be asked, “Can you beat who you were on the first day, when you play on the last day?”  Sign up to find out!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym/Outside 3:45pm-5:00pm 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 8/20 All Grades Free

 

Wednesday

Science Matters – Under the Sea & Bristle Bots – WAIT LIST

 

UNDER THE SEA  Plunge into this club as we dive into the wonders and mysteries of the ocean. We’ll travel way down to the ocean floor and back up to the sandy shore. Dissect a squid! Along the way we’ll discover spectacular sea creatures, collect and classify shells, and much more. Throughout this club each young explorer will soak up all the knowledge and adventure of the treasures of the sea.

 

BRISTLE BOTS  Mix science and imagination to design and build your very own motorized moving Bristle Bot.  Discover your inner artist and make a robot that draws.  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
Library 3:45pm-4:50pm 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 12/18 K – 2nd Free

 

Wednesday

*NEW* Flag Football – WAIT LIST

 

Are you interested in being the best flag football player at University Park Elementary? If yes, then this is the club for you! Create your own play book and own the field!  Join us as we team up to use our movement patterns; low levels, high levels, forward, backwards, zig-zag, or curve with a combination of our motor skills: running, jumping, throwing, kicking, and balancing in FLAG football.  Using the NFL© Flag Football curriculum we will teach techniques in athletic skill building to students who are new to FLAG football and enhance techniques in athletic skill building to students who are already familiar with the game!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Outside/ Room 219 3:45pm-4:50pm 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 8/16 2nd – 5th Free

 

Wednesday

The Open Book Series – Book Club

 

Join readers and writers in the Open Book Series this spring.  On Wednesday afternoons, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will explore Global and Multicultural literature. We will step into the lives of protagonists from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Come prepared to read, write and get crafty!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45 – 4:50 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 4/10 3rd – 5th $65

 

Thursday

Eurekus – STEAM Powered Discovery – WAIT LIST

Come explore STEM through Art! Eurekus is an exciting STEAM and Maker program developed by award-winning artists and NASA consultants, Tyler and Monica Aiello. Students have a blast becoming “Artist Explorers” to investigate how their world and universe works. Imaginations are charged as learners investigate science and engineering with a host of cool fine art and Maker-based projects. From sculpture and simple machines to high-tech creations, students enjoy working hands-on with visiting artist mentors while engaging in creative problem-solving. Throughout, students gain great foundations in Earth and space science, engineering, life science, history and emerging technology. Projects include NASA Maker programs, fine art projects, kinetic sculpture, tech inventions, fun experiments, stop-motion animation and more!

US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards Finalist

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 5:15 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 15/17 3rd – 5th Free

 

Thursday

Omniform – Martial Arts

 

Omniform is martial art that develops the mind, body and the character of the student. It’s a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Boxing and Yoga. The intention of the training is to empower the student to consciously and deliberately develop his or her own unique power – a power of self-confidence, strength and leadership that attracts positive experiences around them. We welcome students with no martial arts experience as well as students with previous experience. The cost of a uniform, jump rope and gear pack and study guide is $72, which you can purchase directly from the instructor.

Missed classes can be made up at our studio location.

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Gym 3:45 – 4:50 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 10/24 All Grades $180

 

Thursday

Yoga (R) – w/ Mr. Herman – WAIT LIST

Children’s yoga for K – 5th graders helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. During class, students will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing techniques.  They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and yoga games. A fun way for students to explore that world of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to borrow Yoga Mats from the Neighborhood center or bring their own. *Please note: if you signed up for Yoga on Tuesday, you cannot sign up for Yoga on Thursday.

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45pm – 4:50pm 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 10/16 All Grades $50

 

Thursday

Young Rembrandts – Drawing

 

Its spring time and that can mean only one thing: SPRINGTIME FUN WITH YOUNG REMBRANDTS. If you think your student is a budding architectural genius, he or she will love our city skyline lesson. Learning to develop and apply patterns is the focus as our artists venture out into the wild as they create an intricate zebra drawing. Later, our students will learn about cool and warm colors with the patterned flowers lesson and realism with the London Bridge and our art history lesson focusing on Gustav Klimt.  Sign up today!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Room 107 3:45pm – 4:50pm 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 5/20 All Grades $144

 

Thursday

Bricks 4 Kidz – Lego Robotics – Cranium Contraptions

 

Build and explore crazy contraptions that really work on your brain! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to create fun and interactive models. Compete with friends in a rousing game of Battle Tops or Fooseball. Put your hand-eye coordination to the test with the Ping Pong Popper model. Experiment with the Mini Fig Mover to see how this model will send your mini fig for a ride. All this and more are waiting to be discovered as students learn and play with Cranium Contraptions!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Library 3:45 – 4:50 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 8/18 All Grades $144

 

 

Friday

After School Art – with Mrs. Redmond

 

Join us for a fun and relaxing art experience for K-2 students with University Park art teacher Carol Redmond. Let your imagination soar by creating a wide variety of projects using drawing, painting and mixed-media materials.  Learn about different types of paint, create collage, build with air dry clay, and more!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Art Room 3:45 – 5:15 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 8/18 K – 2nd $70

 

Friday

KidStage – Theater – “OZ”

 

Put on your ruby slippers because we’re not in Kansas anymore! Dorothy and her beloved dog Toto find themselves journeying along the yellow brick road after meeting the Munchkins and Glenda the Good Witch upon their very dramatic arrival in Oz! On her journey to see the Wizard (and hopefully return home to Kansas) she meets the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man who are all on quests of their own to get to the Wizard to fulfill their dreams. Together they fight back against the Wicked Witch of the West and her rather hilarious Fling Monkeys to reach the Emerald City!

 

Location Time Dates of Classes Min/Max Grades Price
Auditorium 3:45 – 5:20 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 12/20 1st – 5th $139

 

One Time Workshops

 

*NEW* How to Build a Hologram – Silicon STEM Academy

 

At the beginning of the first Star Wars movie, there’s a holographic image of Princess Leia projected by R2D2. The image was a hologram: it’s not real, but it’s an accurate 3D image created by light beams. A hologram is a free-standing 3D image created with photographic projection. In this workshop, we learn about three-dimensional holograms and we build our own mini-projector to view holographic images using your smart phone. Join us for this fun and hands-on workshop and build your own hologram to show your friends!

 

Location Time Date of Class Min/Max Grades Price
 

Library

 

3:45pm – 5:15pm

 

Friday May 12th

 

8/16

4th – 5th Grades & PARENTS  

$24

 

Glass Fusing

 

Glass Fused Pendants:  This glass workshop will focus on creating 2-3 glass pendants.  Students will be introduced to the art of glass fusing in a fun and safe space.  Creativity is encouraged and students will have plenty of inspiration from the variety of glass materials introduced in this class. One of our points of inspiration will be to learn how to make faces or animals out of glass.  Artists will learn how to layer glass, cut glass, arrange class in interesting ways, and use decals.  This is a fun workshop for artists new to glass and artists who have taken prior classes!

 

Location Time Date of Class Min/Max Grades Price
 

Art Room

 

3:45pm – 5:00pm

 

Friday May 19th

8/17 3rd – 5th Grades & PARENTS  

$39

 

*NEW* SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS @ UPARK

 

(6/5 – 6/9 & 6/12 – 6/16)

OPEN TO ALL DPS 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

Discovery Days @ UPark:

April 3rd

Discovery Camps @ Slavens:

March 27th – 30th

*To register click here.