Week-Long Programs

One-Week Programs in June and August

One-week intensives, workshops, camps and programs are offered during these sessions:
 
  • Session 1 June 18-22, 2018
  • Session 3 July 30-August 3, 2018
  • Session 4 August 6-10, 2018

On campus food service is not provided during these weeks for Norton or 21st Street Campuses. Other details about carpool, pick-up, drop-off and campus tours will be provided after enrollments are processed.

List of 19 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
    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
  • Basketball Skills Clinic, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Description coming soon.
     
    Instructor: Anthony Davis, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball
    and the Coaching Staff
     
    Course #:  781
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 4:00–7:00pm $300
    Enrichment 
  • 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
  • Comedy Writing for Performance Workshop, One-Week, grades 10-12 & Alum [NEW]

    In this weeklong class/workshop, students will examine different aspects of the comedy genre in order to hone various aspects of their writing and/or performance skills.

    Together, we will study a range of different styles of performance, including, solo stand-up pieces, comedic monologues, sketch comedy, and improv.
    Students should be interested in writing and developing ideas that they may either already have, or conversely, generate new material through the week by peer editing and workshopping ideas.

    The week will culminate in a performance of students’ work; these pieces may be written for students to present themselves or for others to perform on their behalf.

    Students should expect to work during class time as well as independently and will be expected to complete writing exercises for homework throughout the week. The week will end with a performance in the Community Room on Friday July 13 at 8pm. 
     
    Instructor: Paul Case, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 791
    Section 1: 7/9–7/13/2018 M-F 1:00–4:00pm $500
    Enrichment 
  • Cooking Camps with The Gourmandise School, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Description coming soon.
     
    Instructor: Provided by Gourmandise School and Crossroads Staff
     
    Course #: 771
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00  $300
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018  M-F 12:30-3:30  $300
    Enrichment 
  • Crafty Kids, One-Week, grades 3-6 [NEW]

    In this fun, interactive class students learn to make a variety of crafts, with a focus on sewing and knitting skills.  While making pincushions and pillowcases, students learn basics such as how to thread a needle, cut a pattern and create a basic stitch.  They also explore different tools and fabrics used in sewing.  To make a scarf, students learn how to "cast on," how to combine basic knitting stitches, how to follow a pattern and how to "cast off."  
     
    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. This program is held at our Elementary School at our Norton Campus.
     
    Instructors: Ashley Garcia and Emma Cothren, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #: 302
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $595
    Enrichment
  • Dance Intensive, One-Week, grades 2-6 [NEW]

    This new offering is a training and performance program that emphasis the technical rigor of dance, while participating in the choreographic process. Throughout our training, rehearsal and performance experiences we stress creative values, rehearsal ethics and collaborative support among performers.  
     
    Dancers take class and learn choreography in Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary dance styles, with a visual art component. Each day begins and ends as a large group, engaging in community-based warm-ups, council and games.  

    Sample Daily Schedule: 
    9:00 Drop Off  
    9:10 Welcome & Warm-Up 
    9:30-10:25 Jazz Dance 
    10:25-10:40 Snack 
    10:45-11:40 Acrobatics 
    11:40-12:25 Lunch  
    12:30-12:45 Community Building  
    12:50-1:45 Art class 
    1:50-2:45 Contemporary Dance 
    2:50-3:20 Community Sharing  
    3:30 Pick Up  

    The week culminates in a performance on Friday evening in the Joan Martin Community Room. The fee includes a costume and 2 tickets. 
    Students are bussed to rehearsals in the Joan Martin Community Room at our Norton Campus. 

    Drop-off and pick-up is at our 21st Street Campus.  

    Instructors: Chippy Wassung and Sophia Stoller, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    Course #: 310 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • Feminist Film Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    All genders welcome! Feminist Filmmaking introduces students to the principles of feminism as a basis for making meaningful and personal movies. Students are exposed to films from the canon of feminist filmmakers, ranging from the great silent director Germaine Dulac, to experimental genius Sadie Benning, to Patty Jenkin’s groundbreaking Wonder Woman. Through field trips, guest speakers, and daily hands-on workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking as they create their own movie inspired by essential feminist literature. Find your feminist voice!
     
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 787
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment
  • Food Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Students explore topics surrounding agriculture, diet, and nutrition.   The course allows students to discuss socio-economic factors related to food, prepare fresh, healthy meals and investigate where food comes from, all while developing their scientific reasoning skills.  

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 782 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • 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. 
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics with Digital Dragon, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot? In this camp, kids will explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots. Using LEGO EV3 robotics kits, students will learn to build and program robots--integrating motors for moving parts, and sensors to take input from the physical world--to complete a variety of challenges.
     
    Instructor: Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 785
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00 $300
    Enrichment
  • Make a Movie-Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 
     
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 790 
    Section 1: 6/18-22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • Minecraft Mania: Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon Camp, One-Week, grades 2-5 [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 #: 324
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $595
    Enrichment
  • Minecraft Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon Camp, One-Week, grades 6-9 [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.
     
    Instructor: Provided Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 786
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 12:30pm–3:30pm $300
    Enrichment 
  • Painting Intensives, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    In this 5-day Workshop, students work towards creating one large-scale painting.  
    • Day 1: Inspiration- searching for source material, brainstorming 
    • Day 2: Drawing and small color studies 
    • Day 3: Stretching and preparing a large canvas 
    • Day 4: Synthesizing sources and work on painting 
    • Day 5: Complete painting and class critique

    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty
     

    Course #: 
    780 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-12:00 $300 
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • Social Justice: Writing & Art Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    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
  • String and Bow Music Workshop, One-Week, grades 2-7 [NEW]

    Our new String and Bow Workshop is a one-week day camp located at our Norton Campus. Our program offers daily instruction in a large ensemble setting. Students develop their technical and musical skills while experiencing courses in sectionals, music history, rhythm, concert programming and master classes. In addition to their musical learning, the program also concentrates on students learning individual responsibilities that go toward the success of the group as a whole. Parents are invited to our culminating event during the closing afternoon or our workshop.
     
    *Requirement: must have at least one year of violin, viola, or cello instruction.
     
    Coordinator: Grace Park, Crossroads Faculty and Director of K-12 Strings and EMMI

    Course #: 303
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695
    Enrichment
  • Viewpoints and Composition for Theater Makers Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    During this week-long theater intensive, actors / writers / directors / designers create a new piece of collaboratively generated, site-specific theater every day. In the mornings we warm up our minds and bodies, play games, and train in the Viewpoints method. After lunch, students write, design, stage, and rehearse original works to be performed at the end of the day together. Led by teacher / director, Alexis Poledouris, this week promises to be as challenging as it will be fun. No prior experience is necessary. Bring a willingness to try new things and a love and respect for live performance. Questions welcomed.

    Instructor: Alexis Poledouris '95, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 784
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695
    Enrichment
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.