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Camp Pegasus



THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED OUR CAMP SESSIONS!


We look forward to seeing you next year. Camp Pegasus 2019 registration will open in late February, 2019.

THREE 2-WEEK SESSIONS OFFERED:

Stay tuned for 2019 Sessions.

SESSIONS / CLASS FEES

Full Day | 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM | $575
Half Day | 9:00–11:45 AM or 12:30–2:30 PM | $410
Debate (AM or PM) | $500
Debate plus another half day class | $700

• Class size is limited. 
• Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 
• NO REFUNDS are given unless a program cannot be offered due to insufficient enrollment.


EXTENDED DAY (Prepaid Only)

7:00 – 9:00 AM | $100
2:30 – 6:00 PM | $125
Both AM and PM | $200


LUNCH PROGRAM

An optional lunch program is offered through Sapphire at School, a catering company that has been designed especially for school lunch programs.
 

Meet Our Camp Directors

List of 3 members.

  • Dustan Bridges 

    Algebra 1B, Geometry, Integrated Math Teacher/ Camp Pegasus Director
    714-964-1224
    Bio
  • Stephanie Kyle 

    Auxiliary Services Coordinator
    Bio
  • Cheryl Wilson 

    Performing Arts Teacher
    Bio

Sessions & Classes (Pre-K – Grade 8)

Session 1

June 25 - July 6

List of 15 items.

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood (Pre-K)

    Pre-Kindergarten
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (FULL DAY)
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m. (HALF DAY)
    Teacher: Kelly Barnett

    Join the fun and learn about the jobs and the people that live in our neighborhood. Take a tour around the neighborhood and stop at the Fire Station, the Grocery Store, the Restaurant and even the Ice Cream Shop. Literature, music, art and of course dramatic play will be part of our tour.
  • The World According to Curious George (K)

    Kindergarten
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Patty Van Deudekom
     
    Are you as curious as Curious George? If so, put on your big yellow hat and join us as we explore scientific ideas, create tools or structures with a purpose and test theories along with the stories of Curious George by Margaret Reyes.
  • Adventures in Outer Space (1)

    Grade 1
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Keith Coon
    

    Come along on an exciting adventure into outer space! Soar throughout the solar system exploring the wonders of space. Through engaging activities, students will gain knowledge about planets, stars, asteroids, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes open as we look for alien life forms!
  • The Wonderful World of Books (1)

    Grade 1
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Keith Coon

    Take an exciting journey into the world of books and discover the joy of literature! Books will seem to come life as we enjoy an assortment of literary genres. Jump into fairy tales, folklore, adventure, and mystery stories through writing, art, and literature.
  • WRITE-ON (2-3)

    Grades 23
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Keri Gorsage

    If you love to tell stories and enjoy creating beautiful works of art, then this is the class for you! Explore the arts of creative writing and illustration. You will have the opportunity to create your own story and write a book of your very own. But that's not all. . .you will also illustrate your book using traditional techniques like watercolor or oil pastels, or you might decide to go digital. Let your own creativity be your guide. When this session comes to a close, you will have a beautiful, one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home with you. WRITE-ON, and discover the author and artist in you!
  • Magic of Math: Geometry, Area, and Perimeter (2-3)

    Grades 23
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Kyra Sandstrom
    Interactive, engaging, and FUN! Discover the fun of geometry by experimenting with shapes and exploring area and perimeter. Learn all about the Magic of Math!
  • Ooey-Gooey Science and Munchable Math (2-3)

    Grades 2-3
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Keri Gorsage
    This is a true adventure in learning, where the mess is big and fun is bigger! Explore super cool science and math concepts through a variety of hands-on lessons and experiments that include investigating, constructing, figuring…. and sometimes exploding! There will be no stopping us as we eat our way to a better understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts through some messy, but marvelous, munchable math and sensationally sticky science fun!
  • Exploring Great Artists (2-3)

    Grades 23
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Kyra Sandstrom

    Discover the life and works of great artists from around the world. Learn about art history through intriguing books that bring artists to life. With that knowledge, you will be inspired by their works and will create some of your own!
  • Igniting Writing (4-5)

    Grades 4-5
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Jessica Brennan

    Spark your imagination through creative writing techniques that will make any pencil dance across the page! Through this engaging and interactive writing course, you will be able to bring your words to life by trying out new writing techniques, regardless of writing level.
  • Think. Build. Play. (4-5)

    Grades 4-5
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m
    Teacher: Jaime Kunze-Thibeau

    Some of the best learning comes from within. Get creative and innovative with a variety of different materials. Students will use a variety of different tools and materials to create and build things to play with. From roller coasters to cardboard houses, race cars to water rockets, students will have a blast bringing their ideas to life.
  • Imagination Station (4-5)

    Grades 45
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Jessica Brennan

    Thomas Edison once said, "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk," and we agree! Test your scientific knowledge and imagination with a box of supplies to create a variety of devices that perform an assortment of tasks. Campers will create, modify, and test inventive projects that find solutions to problems and compete with other inventions.
  • Lost in Space (4-5)

    Grades 4-5
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Kari Daniel

    Build and program LEGO® robots to complete a series of space exploration challenges by using lessons developed by LEGO and space experts. Students will explore and collaborate to devise and then present innovative solutions to get the astronauts home safely.
  • Debate (6-8)

    Grades 68
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Jim Conti

    Debate is one of the best educational programs possible for middle school students. Learn how to win a debate through the following methods: identify and cite credible sources; evaluate pieces of evidence; organize your thoughts; prepare arguments well in advance; evaluate and understand issues from more than one perspective; think critically, and speak in front of a group with confidence and conviction. You will have the opportunity to understand and enhance these lifelong skills. The course will include guest appearances from several Golden Gavel winners and highly successful high school debaters. A two-week debate camp is roughly the equivalent to half a debate season. Join us and gain valuable experience!
  • Robotics MASHUp (6-8)

    Grades 6-8
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Kari Daniel
     
    Combine multiple LEGO® sets into a working robot to complete challenges, including a LEGO MINDSTORMS® DOODLEBOT to draw custom works of art. Explore and Experiment with gears, levers, wheels, energy, friction and measuring distances.
  • Fun With Physics (6-8 )

    Grades 6-8
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m..
    Teacher: Jaime Kunze-Thibeau
     
    Build cars, rockets, and more. Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to design and build a variety of different things that go. Get ready for some high speed fun!

Session 2

July 9 - 20

List of 17 items.

  • All About Me! (Pre-K)

    Pre-Kindergarten
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Kelly Barnett
     
    Why does my heart beat? What makes me so strong? What makes me so unique? These are some questions we can answer as we learn about what makes us who we are! Literature, music and art will all lead us in this self-discovery.
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (K)

    Kindergarten
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Patty Van Deudekom
     
    Hey Diddle, Diddle come and let’s fiddle with Mother Goose and her riddles! Read and play with nursery rhymes and create a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme book. Have fun with crafts to go along with the rhymes.
  • Be A Chef (1)

    Grade 1
    9:00  11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Steve DuCharme

    Learn how to prepare foods from cultures around the world. Explore the basics of preparing, cooking and eating foods that are popular around the globe. Chefs will have a delectable time reading, sequencing, and learning math and chemistry through cooking activities. Class will culminate with a Camp Pegasus recipe book.
  • Wanted: Bridge Architects (1)

    Grade 1
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Steve DuCharme

    Put on your hard hat and tool belt! Prepare to learn about the history of bridges and build a few from the past and present. Practice math principles, including measurement and weight, to construct fantastic bridges made from rock, wood, clay and cork.
  • Junior Detectives (2-3)

    Grades 2-3
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Keith Coon
     
    Calling all junior detectives and future spies! Explore some of the tools of the trade, such as: secret codes, invisible ink and fingerprints. Use leadership and problem solving skills, analytical thinking, observation and hands-on scientific tests to examine the evidence and solve the mystery of "Who Borrowed Mr. Bear?"
  • Book Time (2-3)

    Grades 2-3
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Nicole Roady

    Join us this summer as we learn about that “terrific pig” through a Charlotte’s Web book study. Analyze characters and vocabulary, weave webs like Charlotte the spider and discover the meaning of being a true friend.
  • Amazing Habitats (2-3)

    Grades 23
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Keith Coon
     
    Travel around the globe with friends to explore the world’s amazing habitats. Discover unique features and extraordinary creatures that are part of each of these exciting ecosystems.
  • Math Treasures (2–3)

    Grade 23
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Nicole Roady

    Get ready for a treasure hunt! Sharpen your math skills by joining us as we find the missing pieces to a treasure map through math problems. Solve a problem and get a piece of the puzzle! You never know what treasures you may find.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (4–5)

    Grades 45
    Teacher: Jessica Brennan
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

    Campers will learn the ins and outs of what goes on behind the scenes of newsrooms. From capturing current events on camera, to covering professional sports teams, you will learn the intricacies of the broadcasting life. Learning not only how to speak as a reporter, but also utilize the camera with a green screen for the weather report. Come join our news team as we cover The Pegasus School live this summer!
  • Edible Science (4–5)

    Grades 45
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Melany Cope
     
    Do you like to eat? Do you like to perform science experiments? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then this is the class for you! Eat your way through interactive daily science experiments while learning amazing science facts from many branches of science. You will not only come away with a satisfied stomach, but also a wealth of knowledge. Get those inquisitive minds and stomachs ready!
  • Genius Hour (4–5)

    Grades 45
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Jessica Brennan

    Finally, a chance for students to explore something that excites and inspires them! Spend time researching a topic of your choice and then be challenged to explore and create a passion project that could be shared with the class, summer camp, or world. Creativity and ingenuity are encouraged and fostered in this class.
  • STEAM Engineering (4-5)

    Grades 4–5
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Hayden Morris

    This class will teach the use of creativity and innovation to build, test, and refine various projects through fun and interactive design challenges. Students will use the Engineering Design Process as they learn to collaborate in teams to solve the daily problems presented to the class.
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics (6–8)

    Grades 68
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Hayden Morris

    Students will work in teams to design, build, and program robots in a game-based engineering challenge created by LEGO MINDSTORMS®. Learn communication skills and collaboration techniques while using critical thinking and creativity to design the most effective robot, then test . Students will learn to test robots on a competitive game field to practice driving skills and autonomous programming.  
  • Full STEAM Ahead (6–8)

    Grades 68
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Jaime Kunze-Thibeau

    This class will be all about quick fire challenges. Students will be given supplies and a challenge that they need to accomplish. Innovate, create, think critically, and problem solve, all while having fun!
  • Mysterious Middle School (6–8)

    Grades 68
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Melany Cope

    If you like mysteries, or figuring out “Who done it,” come spend time this summer learning about mysteries. Work your way through literary mysteries and their components, while being stumped by mysteries in nature and food. At the end, you will have all the tools to create your own literary mystery that will both stump and entertain others. As a class, we will work through a mystery of our own to figure out who is a suspect and who is a criminal. Either way, this class adds up to fun!
  • Photography (6–8)

    Grades 68
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Shannon Vermeeren
     
    The necessity and value of photography is difficult to put into words. Serving as a way to document a particular moment in time, photography has become a visual recording of history. Photography also provides an opportunity for each of us to express ourselves creatively, either as an art form or as a hobby. Work side by side with a professional photographer. Begin with how technical aspects of a camera  including shutter speed, aperture setting and ISO  affect the outcome of an image, and then experiment with composition of landscapes and portraits to help create audience worthy images. Edit using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to capture your own vision more completely. Students will need to bring a digital camera with them each day.
     
  • Plan. Build. Execute. (6–8)

    Grades 68
    Plan. Build. Execute.
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Jaime Kunze-Thibeau
     
    Plan, build and execute Rube Goldberg machines. Use your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking to build the machines and document the process.
     

Session 3

July 23 - August 3

List of 14 items.

  • Animal Adventures (Pre-K)

    Pre-Kindergarten
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (FULL DAY, $575)
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m. (HALF DAY, $410)
    Teacher: Kelly Barnett

    Do you LOVE animals? Me too! We’ll get to know animals a little better as we read and explore both pets and wild animals. We will use storybooks and informational text to look for the differences and similarities in animals. Literature, music, art, math and dramatic play will all be part of the adventure.
  • Great Artists (K)

    Kindergarten 
    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Patty Van Deudekom
     
    Express yourself while creating your own masterpieces using a wide range of art supplies and techniques. Learn about different styles and art tools. Grab your paint smock and bring your imagination so that you can express your creative side!
  • Read Around the World (1)

    Grade 1
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Nicole Roady

    Get your passport ready! Join us on a trip around the world as we read about countries from different continents, write about their people and history, and craft some of their famous traditions. Get your ticket ready, the world is waiting to be explored!
  • Planet Earth (1)

    Grade 1
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Nicole Roady

    Ready to swing like a monkey or dive like a dolphin? Join us this summer as we explore habitats all around the world! From dry, barren deserts to the lush and green rainforests, we will explore the animals and climates of these amazing habitats. Get ready to read, write, and craft through the wonders of the world!
  • Campfire Time (2–3)

    Grades 2-3
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Christine Reabe

    It's time to light the bonfire and head to summer camp! Craft classic forest animals, play campfire games, create wilderness maps and write your own classic campfire stories. Don’t forget your camping gear and some bug spray because its bound to be a fun summer adventure!
  • Pegasus Olympics (2-3)

    Grades 2-3
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Amanda Smith

    Ever wonder how the Olympics started, or which countries are best at each sport? Join us as we celebrate our own Pegasus Olympic Games while learning about both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Not only will we be having fun competing in and creating our own Olympic games, but we will also learn about the geography and customs of the different countries involved.
  • Space Exploration (2-3)

    Grades 2-3
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
    Teacher: Christine Reabe

    3, 2, 1, blast off! Head to space this summer to get a closer look into the milky way. Explore all the unique characteristics of each planet, crafting the solar system and building rocket ships. Learn all about the essentials our brave astronauts need to survive in space for months at a time. But what fun is learning about space unless we dive into some fun tales about extraterrestrial. We will be writing our own silly tales about aliens; will they have three eyes and two heads? Or, be cute and cuddly like Stitch from Lilo and Stitch? It's up for us to decide!
  • World Class Experience (2–3)

    Grades 23
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Amanda Smith

    Do you know what it takes to become a world class athlete? Join us and learn all about what it takes for an athlete to be chosen by their country to compete against athletes from around the world. Not only will we be competing in a variety of games, but we will also be learning and writing about numerous athletes around the world. We will also learn and make the healthy snacks that power these athletes.
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics (4–5)

    Grades 45
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Hayden Morris

    Students will work in teams to design, build, and program robots in a game-based engineering challenge created by LEGO MINDSTORMS®. Learn communication skills and collaboration techniques while using critical thinking and creativity to design the most effective robot, then test . Students will learn to test robots on a competitive game field to practice driving skills and autonomous programming.
  • 3D Maker (4–5)

    Grades 45
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Kari Daniel

    This class will encourage experimentation and innovation as students explore, design and create. Learn the basics of 3D design and CAD. Use a 3D printer to fabricate your personal designs! You will also make 3D sculpture using various materials.
  • Micro:bits & Coding Workshop (6–8)

    Grades 68
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Kari Daniel

    Learn to use a BBC micro:bit for all sorts of creations from games to musical instruments — the possibilities are limitless. Students will complete projects in design, physics, art and music. Learn to code the Spark+, as well as the Mini Sphero and Ozobot Evo.
  • ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT Tests: Review and Preparation (7–8)

    Grades 78
    9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Teacher: Nancy Wilder

    Although these standardized tests do not define you, they may be part of your future. Learn some practical strategies to prepare for these tests and learn what concepts to review and to study. This two-week class will include a review of verbal skills, math concepts, and essay writing. After this class, these daunting tests will seem less daunting.
  • Thinking Like a Historian (6–8)

    Grades 68
    Thinking Like a Historian
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: James Swiger
     
    Samurai and knights. Rome’s fall. Aztec rituals and remarkable innovations. Come learn more about these fascinating topics as we analyze the past and learn to write like true historians! The Document Based Question, or DBQ, is a pivotal piece of high school history curriculum and an assessment component on AP history exams. It allows students the opportunity to critically think about a collection of related primary and secondary sources and then develop and convey their own conclusions through writing. Learn several exciting lessons about the past as we foster the kind of skills needed for high school and beyond!

  • STEAM Engineering (6–8)

    Grades 68
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Hayden Morris
     
    Design, build and test your own innovative solution to various engineering challenges. Students will understand each component of the Engineering Design Process: identify, imagine, plan, create, and improve. Creativity, hands-on building, and teamwork are necessary to finding solutions to the daily challenges presented each day.

The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.