By Date

July 15-July 26 (Two Weeks)

List of 18 items.

  • Beginning Enrichment All-Day, grade K in September

    Our Beginning Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways. Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing and play. We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten.  Experiences in beginning reading, early writing, and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.

    Down in the Dirt dig deep to uncover rocks, seeds and insects. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while we learn about the water-cycle. Wiggle with worms, crawl with critters and round up some rollie pollies. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the top soil. 

    On Friday, July 26 this class ends at 11:30am. However, Kindergarteners are welcome to remain at school for our special afternoon play-day and until the 5-week program end at 3:30 Dismissal.

    Instructor: Kyle Sheppard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course # 106
    Section 26: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1250
    Enrichment
    This section is open to enrollment until space is no longer available. The student should be entering Kindergarten in the fall.

    Small group instructional swimming lessons (10 during the June-July Session) for approximately thirty-minutes are provided during the afternoons. Kindergarteners do not swim Friday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 3.

    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.

    What's in a garden and what helps it grow? We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer's longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 1

    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How Are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff

    Course #: 200
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 2: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 2

    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 2: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.


  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 3

    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: The Air, Earth and Sea Around Us, Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the movements of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 2: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.


  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 4

    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: the Air, Earth and Sea Around Us (Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the migrations of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests.
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 5

    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests.

    "Innovations of the World" (grades 4-5) 
    Future innovators explore past and present inventors and their inventions, as well as innovators and their innovations- and discover the difference between the two in this fun new class. Students read from books like Oh, the Things They Invented! All About Great Inventors, What Do You Do With an Idea?, Young Inventors at Work!, ABC's of Black Inventors, A Kids Guide to American Inventors and Kids Inventing!: A Handbook For Young Inventors. They discover a world of unlimited possibilities through hands-on activities to encourage and engage their creativity. From brain engineering advances to green buildings, a variety of project-based learning activities assist students in learning about the history and people behind technological innovations that have helped change and are continuing to shape the world. Additional resources include art activities, puzzles, games, timeline explorations, multimedia presentations, and the integration of technology that provide endless opportunities for an enriching experience.
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.
      
    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
     
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700 
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Extended Care, grade K

    In the morning, children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.   
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily. 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    The Summer at Crosroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in afternoon Kindergarten, there is no charge for extended care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 24-July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm 
     
    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 
     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 24 and July 26, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance.
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-,3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care.
  • Extended Care, grades 1-5

    In the morning children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily.

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    The Summer at Crossroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in an afternoon Kindergarten, Camp, or Musical Theater program, there is no charge for Extended Care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm. Our "Mary Poppins" Movie Bash wraps up our 5-weeks together. This special end-of-program afternoon concludes at 3:15pm and all students must be picked-up by 3:30pm. Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons must be picked-up at the end of their lesson at the pool.

    Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons will not be charged for Extended Care usage before or after Swim Lessons on that day.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 17 to 21, 2019 - (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm.

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday thru Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm.
     
    July 29 to August 2 and August 5-9, (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm. 

    *August 12 to 16 - there is no extended care for this week of program. 

     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 17 and August 9, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance. 
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-, 3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    Extended Care is not available for students at our 21st Street campus. 

    Students enrolled in Primetime Sports in the afternoon must enroll in Primetime Sports after camps program.
  • Minecraft Mania: Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    If you love Minecraft, then take it to the next level with Redstone engineering! Turn your Minecraft structures into Redstone wired fortresses with automatic lighting and secret doors. Create challenging obstacle courses with moving blockades and timed traps. Learn programming principles with Redstone triggered Minecraft commands and command blocks that make characters and structures do amazing things--from controlling the time and weather to spawning creatures and portals to other dimensions.

    Instructors: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 153
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30 - 11:30 $600
    Enrichment
  • Science, "Design It! Build It!" grades 2-3

    In "Design It! Build It!", young engineers build on their natural curiosity by exploring engineering concepts through hands-on learning.  They get a taste of different fields of engineering that include, civil, mechanical, environmental and aeronautical.   Through structured projects that involve planning, creating, testing and improvising, students “live” science and math concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.   These young engineers are also challenged with constraints and requirements during their projects so they can begin to understand how it is important for engineers to be practical with regards to cost and safety. From first tinkerers to advanced designers, this exciting science class has something for everyone, and is tailored to provide each child with an enriching experience.

    Durng session 2, students learn about electricity. They apply it to their projects. Past projects have included designing a game board with an electric feature. Project selections are chosed by students and are student driven.
     
    Instructor: Gigi Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 123
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Science, "Magic Makers," grade 1

    In this science class young chemists make magic as they explore the properties of matter, learn the basic concepts of density, experiment with chemical reactions, and investigate chemical and physical changes. Using their new knowledge, students uncover the mysteries of an unknown substance, make a liquid rainbow, mix potions, witness crystal growth while making rock candy and observe changing states of matter as they make ice cream! 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 121
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Science, "Movers and Shakers," grades 1-2

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Students make parachutes, test balloon hovercrafts, construct marble roller coasters, build solar ovens, and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits. 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 122 
     
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550 
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Sewing and Crafting Together, grades 3-5 [ NEW]

    In this fun, interactive class students learn sewing skills and make a variety of crafts. While making pillowcases and pincushions, students learn the basics like how to thread a needle, cut a pattern and create a basic stitch. They also explore different tools like a needle and thread, pins and cushions and sewing pattern. students experiment and create with fabrics like felt, cotton and wool.

    Other projects include making felt flower bouquets, cuddly creature toys, pencil pouches and woven pot holders. Students explore how many of their creations can become gifts for loved ones or other members of the community.

    Instructors: Ashley Garcia, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #: 141 
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
  • Sports with Prime Time Sports, grades 1-5

    Prime Time Sports Camps returns this summer!

    Those wishing to select this program, should first enroll in a Crossroads morning program and indicate the afternoon Primetime Sports Camps option on their enrollment form.

    Once you have recieved your Crossroads confirmation email, then visit PrimeTimeSportsCamps to complete your Prime Time registration and pay their camp fee.

    Only those students enrolling in a Crossroads morning program only, are offered an option to enroll in a Prime Time Sports Camps Afternoon program.

    This option is limited to 20 enrollees.
     
    Instructor: Prime Time Sports Staff
     
    Course #: 299
    Section 31: 6/24–7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Section 21: 7/15–7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Enrichment
     
    *Students enrolled in Primetime Sports needing Extended Care must enroll in Primetime Sports Extended Care program.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Swim Team, All levels, grades 1-5

    Join this multi-level level swim team designed to combine stroke refinement with endurance building workouts. Swimmers learn and refine all techniques and skills needed to swim at a beginning competitive ability in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Dry-land activities are included in the instruction. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Pick-up of students for this class is at our pool.
     
    Swimmers should have an understanding of the four main strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) and be able to perform freestyle 10 to 15 yards, backstroke 5 to 10 yards and breaststroke 5 yards. All enrolled students must pass a swim skills test.
     
    Instructors: Tara Shima, Crossroads, Head Coach, Varsity Swimming

    Course #: 328
    Section 1: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 3:30-5:00 $250 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/25/2019 TTh 3:30-5:00 $150

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Swim, Rise and Splash, grades 1-5

    Swimmers learn to enhance swimming skills while focusing on strength, endurance, health, and fitness. Swimmers have lessons in the pool and participate in out of water activities. Swimmers are tested and grouped according to their skill level. 
     
    Program participants, minimally, should be able to float on their back and stomach, go underwater comfortably and hold their breath for at least 5 seconds, freestyle 10 yards and swim 5 yards of backstroke. 
     
    Students joining the Camp in the Afternoon or the Musical Theater program will be transitioned by the Aquatics Staff to their program’s meeting area.
     
    Water Activities: 
    Swim technique 
    Stroke refinement 
    Drills 
    Reading water 
    Flip turns (for more advanced) 
    Start/racing dives (for more advanced) 
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
    Course #: 327 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800 
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $600 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Visual Arts, grades 2-5

    This popular program provides those children who have an interest in the visual arts an opportunity to develop skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture. Students experiment with traditional and non-traditional materials including upcycling recycled materials, slip-casting, collage, watercolor painting, photography and digital design. Students have the opportunity to express their inner creative voice with learning technique.
     
    The session is integrated with a theme and includes individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Past themes have included Art Through Books, Food, Home, Oceans, Outer Space, and Fantasy and Fairy Tales. 
     
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 120 

    Section 31: Our Theme is "Public Art"
    6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750

    Section 21: Our Theme is "Water"
    7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Young Entreprenuers & Tech Tools with Digital Dragon, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    In this new enrichment class, students begin by learning about organizations and companies, how those companies built their product and their brand, and how they market themselves. Following these examples, they develop their own business idea; a lemonade stand, selling friendship bracelets or a dog-walking business, for example. Students then put together a mission statement and a business plan. Finally, students learn how to use digital editing software programs to create a logo, explore the concept of branding and use other digital tools to develop their first business!

    Instructors: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 155
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $600

Important Information

Fees
Summer at Crossroads fees include all classroom materials, supplies, books, a session photo and a t-shirt.

Lunch/Snack
All students should bring a Snack to school each day. 

Those attending a Week-Long program should bring a Snack and a Lunch to school each day.

Between June 24 to July 26, children have lunch during their afternoon program. A variety of healthy lunch options are available for purchase through Fresh Lunches. Instructions on how to order from Fresh Lunches will be available before programs begin in June. Those not purchasing lunch should bring a lunch to school each day.

All students participating in Extended Care in the afternoon are provided with a Snack.

Swimming
For those enrolled in the K-5 programs that include a swim component, swimming is provided at our K-12 Sports Center in our heated, outdoor swimming pool. Our qualified aquatics instructors teach our group lesson program. Small group instructional swimming lessons are provided during the afternoon program, Mondays through Thursdays. All children are swim tested for group placement and testing determines the appropriate area of the pool for the student’s participation. The program goals are to encourage water safety, to increase water confidence, and to enhance skills development. Parents are invited to observe swimming at the culmination of each session.

Children should come to school prepared to swim on the first day of their program.
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.