By Date

July 30-August 3 (One Week)

List of 6 items.

  • Aquatics Fun Camps, One-Week, grades 2-7

    Kids are provided the opportunity to learn and enhance their aquatics skills and fitness through a variety pool and dryland activities including swimming for fitness, stroke/swim race development, modified water polo, synchronized swimming and other pool games. Swimmers participate in pool practice and 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 10 seconds, and swim freestyle 25 yards and backstroke 10-15 yards.

    Water Activities Include:
    Swimming Skills
    Swim technique
    Stroke refinement
    Drills
    Sculling (for the more advanced)
    Treading water
    Flip turns (for the more advanced)
    Start/racing dives (for the more advanced)
     
    Introduction to Water Polo Includes:
    Basic ball handling
    Passing
    Shooting
    Individual defensive skills
    Splash Ball games

    Pool Games & Competitions

    Dry Land Activities Include:
    Stretching
    Workouts
    Viewing swim meet and competition recordings
    Nutrition
    Games
     
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics
     
    Course #: 326

    SECTIONS 1 AND 2 ARE SOLD OUT 

    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 2: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 3: 8/6-8/10/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
  • Basketball Camps, One-Week, grades 3-8 [NEW]

    Crossroads Basketball Camp is aimed at teaching kids about the game of basketball! Campers are grouped according to their ability level. They learn rules and regulations as well as tips and techniques to play the game more competitively and effectively. Our focus is on footwork, aggressiveness, mentality, and all around offensive skills including ball handling and shooting. Our nurturing environment provides an avenue for kids to really feel eager to learn and focus on the instruction which helps them excel and be successful both on and off the court. This program is held at our Norton Campus and Gym.
     
    This Camp is led by Anthony Davis, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball and the Coaching Staff.
     
    Course #: 315
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 2: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 3: 8/6-8/10/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
  • Biotech Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    The course allows students to use biotechnology to learn about genetics, solve problems, and discuss bioethical issues.  Students also gain experience using basic biotechnology research techniques such as sterile technique, micropipette, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics. 

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 783 
    Section 1: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • 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 Wednesday, July 4. 

    School ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 27, 2017. 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. 

    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, 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 25-July 26, 2018 - Monday thru Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm
     

    June 25 to July 26, 2018 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am.
     

    June 18-22 and July 30 to August 10 (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30 and 5:30pm.
     

    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 18 and August 10, 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 Extended Care program.
  • Fun with Ashley and Friends, One Week, grades 1-6

    Join the Hang Out crew for a fun filled full-day program in Fun with Ashley!  We will be participating in various themed activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, sports and games, and dress up days. 
     
    Week 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 Hangout With Us! 
    Week 2: 7/30-8/3/2018  "Super Hero Week"    
    Week 3: 8/6-8/10/2018  "Alice in Wonderland Week" 
                
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim, Crossroads ES Afterschool Coordinator 
     
    Course #: 325 
    Section 1: 6/18-22/2018     M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
    Section 4: 7/30-8/3/2018    M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
    Section 5: 8/6-8/10/2018    M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
       
    Space is very limited. Enroll early. 
  • Social Justice: Writing & Art Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Writers often use creative non-fiction and poetry to raise consciousness about social, political and health-related issues. In this fast-paced week long course, students expand their base of knowledge by crafting memorable, authentic stories and exploring a rich variety of genres.  They will commence with performance poetry and non-fiction. Students learn that popular performance poetry is an interesting combination of hip-hop culture, dramatic interpretation, and a passion for the spoken word. They may watch film clips of various spoken word performances. Just for background, students will also learn a bit about the history of performance poetry starting in the 20th century where early performer/musicians such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, then later performers like Eve Ensler and Kendrick Lamar broke new ground. A possible guest performance poet will work with students in developing technique and pieces to perform before an audience.

    Writing: journal, poetry, creative non-fiction

    Council: woven throughout the week, sit in council with their chosen issue; find time for story-telling using a prompt, for example: “A time when you felt silenced/angered/triumphant…”.

    In Group Writing: students then share their writing in circle and small groups.

    Witness Round: what did you hear?

    Art: study propaganda posters form Soviet era, as well as 1960s/70s counter culture and then look at branding (logo, the Message) so students can create their own “branding” based on their chosen social justice issue.

    Music/Spoken Word Performance: Studying various music videos, slam poets, and story tellers, what can you learn from these examples of self-expression? Some are very personal, some are political.

    Family, friends, and faculty are invited to a culminating event devoted to student readings and art.
     
    Students will receive a Certificate of Participation and a CD of their performance and artwork.

    Instructors: Hali Morel and Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 792
    Section 1: 7/30–8/3/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment

Important Information

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

Lunch/Snack
Children have lunch time within 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.

A daily snack is provided for all students participating in Extended Care in the afternoon.

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 afternoons, 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.