What summer camp should be about

Most parents and of course their kids included would think that summer camp is strictly for fun. Summer life should be laid-back. Vacations only will fit the summer atmosphere. However, researches indicate that you may want to reconsider your kids’ summer camp arrangement to include some academic programs in there. Academic summer camp does make sense though at times counter-intuitive.

Here’s why.

First, you are letting your kids know that academic programs can be fun. You don’t want your kids to be under the impression that school year academics are like prison time and that summer is all but “get out of prison free”. Such a message has a long-lasting effects on your kids, especially at young age that academics are to be hated.

Second, summer camp should be a fun and academic mixture. Such a pairing might actually help your kids to enjoy both. And helps younger kids with knowledge retention. It makes it easier for a transition back to school in the following fall.

Third, researches show that a fruitful summer camp with carefully arranged programs will differentiate kids among different groups and localities. It impacts the quality of learning in the following school year.

Therefore, don’t take your choices for summer camp lightly for your kids. We hope you may consider Camp Legend, a summer camp in Cupertino that mixes fun with academics. To find out more, please visit https://camplegend.com or call (408)253-6944.

Color Magic and Acrylic Painting Jr

Summer Camp: Color Magic and Acrylic Painting Jr

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Summer Camp 6/11 -6/15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Pastel, acrylic, water color, tempera;
Use brushes, stamps, foams, and even fingers!
Paint on paper, canvas, rocks, beads, and more…
Students are introduced to different media and will be given options to practice on variety of themes and different challenge levels but with an emphasis on acrylic painting. Final art pieces will be displayed on the center’s gallery and parents are invited to tour on the last day of the camp.

For info about other summer camps in Cupertino, please visit https://camplegend.com or call us at (408)253-6944.

Game Day with Python and Minecraft

Summer Camp: Game Day with Python and Minecraft

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Summer Camp 6/25 – 6/29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Python is a kid-friendly platform, text-based programming language for aspired learners to build their coding skills. If your child is one with similar passion, this camp is a good fit for him/her. Although previous experience with icon-based language would be helpful, this camp is intended for learners with no prior knowledge or experience in programming.

It is a fun and easy way to learn the coding skills for developing his/her own Minecraft games using Python as well as other popular games, such as RPG (Role Playing Games) and even a Star Wars game!

He/she will learn the fundamental computing principles such as: creating and using variables, basic arithmetic operations, conditional statements, loops, creating and using lists of variables, creating and manipulating strings, calling functions. Object-oriented concepts of classes and objects will also be introduced.

For all other summer camps in Cupertino, please visit https://camplegend.com or call (408)253-6944.

Home, Smart Home: Coding, Gadgets, and Electronics

Summer Camp: Home, Smart Home: Coding, Gadgets, and Electronics

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Summer Camp 7/30 – 8/3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The sky is the limit for our imagination! Your child and like-minded kids get to brainstorm smart home inventions to create better homes for your family.

Our designers will build a smarter home in a simulation, learn important concepts about home functions, and play with customizations for people’s various preferences.  They will learn to design and invent new and useful electronic tools which they can integrate into a futuristic home. They will learn to code, play with various input and output devices, sensors, and other systems powered by Littlebits Arduino coding and invention kit.

In the process, it fosters friendship, team play, and sharing of ideas.

Line, Shapes, & Speed: Math & Science with Dash & Dot

Line, Shapes, & Speed: Math & Science with Dash & Dot

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Summer Camp 7/23 – 7/27, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

In the camp your child will review important Math and Science concepts, while having fun with coding and a pair of robot friends!

By using robots in context as accurate and fun helpers to measure distances, identify objects, evaluate speeds, your child will learn to verify the calculations while applying coding skills. Calculation and measurements are no longer a chore when Dash and Dot come to the rescue!

Math and Science activities include to take line measurements used in perimeters, recognize basic shapes, calculate speeds, and compare coordinate locations with the location of the robots. He/she will learn to program the robots to move by the distances as indicated, use the robot sensors to recognize shapes, and code to order the robots to perform different tasks.

For all other summer camps in Cupertino, please visit https://camplegend.com .

My Personal Droid: Robotics with Dash & Dot, Mindstorm, and EV 3

Summer Camp: My Personal Droid: Robotics with Dash & Dot, Mindstorm, and EV 3

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Summer Camp 7/16 – 7/20, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It is very easy to relate robots with weapons and cars. However, robots can have many other meaningful applications in our daily life.

In this camp, your child will learn different coding and robotics platforms, EV3, Mindstorm, and Dash and Dot. Campers will build a team of assistant droids and even R2D2 will be at his/her service!

The activities include building a throwing arm. an art machine, and a self-driving vehicle. To make it more meaningful, your child can design and personalize his/her own version of R2D2 to performs different sets of tasks fulfilled by a kitchen helper droid, a hospital assistant droid, and a personal assistant droid!

For all other summer camps in Cupertino, please visit https://camplegend.com .

Summer Camp: Cute Animals; Smart Robots

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Summer Camp 7/23 – 7/27, 9:00 am. to 3:00 p.m.

Smart robots will become alive in the persona of different cute animals! And your child will be the one to play the magic! Using the kid-friendly, icon-based Lego WeDo platform.

Campers will learn to read programming icons and follow graphic instructions to create working models for robotic projects, Hungry Alligator, Roaring Lion, Flying Bird, and more. To enhance their robotics-related science concepts, they will also be given ample opportunities to work with simple machines such as gears, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys.

For info about all summer camps in Cupertino, visit https://camplegend.com .

Summer @ Cupertino

What’s new this summer @ Camp Legend in Cupertino?

Camp Legend is a summer camp in Cupertino for kindergarten to 6th grade kids. This summer camp @ Cupertino is loaded with learning and summer activities. This year kids gets the opportunity to join Animation with Scratch or Python, a summer camp of technology with teachings that are aligned with an accredited computer science curriculum. This hands-on programming summer camp in Cupertino provides kids, who are new to programming, an opportunity to learn about programming and enjoy coding in a non-intimidating and enabling environment. Legend’s programming curriculum is systematic and its teachers are knowledgeable and experienced in teaching younger kids. Besides coding summer camp, this year Camp Legend offers an updated Robotics summer class loaded with fun group cooperating activities. Our summer robotics curriculum is also aligned with an accredited curriculum. The location of the summer camp is 20289 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA95014. For questions, please contact us at afterschool@legendlearning.com or call (408)253-6944.

Evidence-based After School Academic Programs

As partners in your child’s education, we want to ensure they are prepared for each step in their journey. This is why we are administering the ACT Aspire to your student in the after school program. ACT Aspire gives us information on how your child is progressing at his or her current grade level. Such information will help us tailored academic programs for your child. Teachers and administrators can, in turn, understand whether we need to intervene in areas where a child is falling behind, as well as determine if a student is ready for further enrichment opportunities.

ACT Aspire assesses the skill set, abilities, and knowledge your student has now, and helps us to create a good trajectory towards college readiness. If you think that it’s too early to think about college readiness, ACT Aspire reminds us that it starts at third grade. It is not meant to be a test to prepare for, nor do the results of ACT Aspire affect an individual’s chances of getting into any particular college or university. But it will help parents to make plans for their child based on multi year data provided by the test.

Your student will be taking the ACT Aspire in all the areas of English, math, reading, science and writing assessment in Legend Learning’s after school program. Our academically rigorous after school program in Cupertino will prepare your in the development in all five areas of English, math, reading, science, and writing.

If you are interested in knowing more about our after school program or want to know if our program is a good fit for your child, please contact us aftershool@legendlearning.com or give us a call at (408)253-6944.

Please visit the following links to learn more about the ACT Aspire assessment or to download a free copy of Why Take ACT Aspire?

  • English: http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#5032
  • Spanish: http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#5033

 

About ACT Aspire

At ACT Aspire LLC, we develop Summative, Interim, and Classroom testing solutions to help craft well-informed student pathways to college and career. We do this by connecting student growth from grades 3-8 and early high school in the context of college and career readiness.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND

Our solution is unique because it is a connected approach. ACT Aspire is anchored by the ACT®, now the leading college entrance assessment. Such continuity is unmatched by other systems.

Our approach goes beyond other solutions because the ACT Aspire Assessment System will provide standards-based reporting — with reporting categories based on the ACT College Readiness Standards — and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

This means ACT Aspire measures student progress using the most comprehensive academic guideposts available. Thus, we’ve positioned our solution to add an exceptional dimension of actionable informational insight to your college and career readiness initiative.

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Through evidence-based design principles, we craft items to measure college and career readiness skills and knowledge. Importantly, ACT has years of actual student data that we use to validate the successful alignment of our assessments.

These evidence-based, validated test development procedures and principles are in place and have been used to develop ACT Aspire items and forms. Our development team also works with subject matter experts in each content area to verify the alignment of items to standards and item classifications.