SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

 


Registration is now open for New Roads’ Summer Programs 

Camps and Classes for Elementary, Middle and Upper School Students 
June 17 – July 26

What would your child like to explore this summer? How about diving into the fascinating realms of nature, heroes, California and more in our exciting weekly themed Elementary School Camps? Or unleashing creativity in Podcasting and Animation, mastering athletic skills in Basketball, Volleyball and our Wellness Intensive class, or gearing up for the next school year with College Essay Writing, Geometry and Honors Pre-Calculus?

At Summer at New Roads, we invite all students entering grades K-12 to explore, learn and have fun! Take a look at our class descriptions and help your child map out their summertime learning adventures!

Incoming Grades 1-5

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  • Basketball Camp

    *For Incoming Grades 3rd-8th Grade (Co-Ed)
    New Roads Basketball Camp aims to offer instruction centered on developing basketball fundamentals, while providing an environment that is fun and welcoming. Our experienced basketball coaches help each player learn the game and refine their basketball skill set. Each player will understand the importance of teamwork as well as tapping into their individual potential.
     
    Coach Staff: Tresbien Caraway, Kelly Hilaire, Jazmine Hawkins, Eugene Jones
    Dates: June 17th, 18th, & 20th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Park
    Cost: $200 per camper for registrations up to June 7th. $250 per camper if registering between June 8th to June 16th.
     
    Each camper receives a free camp shirt!
     
    (Camp needs a minimum requirement of 12 campers by June 10th in order for the camp to take place.)
  • Podcasting (Incoming 5th & 6th Grade)

    This class is designed to unleash your child's creativity and hone their storytelling and technological skills in the captivating world of podcasting. Led by an experienced podcaster and educator, this program provides a hands-on learning environment where campers explore the art of crafting compelling narratives, recording techniques, editing skills, and more. Throughout the class, your child will delve into various aspects of podcast creation, from brainstorming ideas and scripting to recording their own episodes, which will be shared with families.

    Instructor: Dan Kearney

    Session Dates: June 17 - June 21 (June 19th Observed)
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Session Price: $480.00
  • Volleyball Camp

    *For Incoming Grades 3rd-8th Grade (Co-Ed)
    New Roads Volleyball Camp aims to offer instruction centered on developing volleyball fundamentals, while providing an environment that is fun and welcoming. Our experienced volleyball coaches help each player learn the game and refine their volleyball skill set. Each player will understand the importance of teamwork as well as tapping into their individual potential.
     
    Coach Staff: Jasmine Dixon, Charlie Werner, Samantha Tago, Joseph Pullard
    Dates: Tuesday June 25th – Thursday June 27th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Park 
    Cost: $200 per camper for registrations up to June 15th. $250 per camper for registrations after June 15th.

    Each camper receives a free camp shirt!
     
    (Camp needs a minimum requirement of 12 campers by June 18th in order for the camp to take place.) 
  • Weekly Summer Camp

    The Elementary School Summer Program extends the same dynamic, creative and expressive learning experiences that are hallmarks of a New Roads education. Students are welcome to be enrolled for a week, two, three or up to six to provide flexibility. 

    Each week will revolve around a theme (Nature, Heroes, California, Animals, Patterns, Games) that fosters curiosity and ties all of the learning activities together. Students will enjoy a range of designed learning experiences throughout the day, starting with a more academic focus then expanding into arts and wellness related activties.

    The mornings will focus on supporting and extending literacy and numeracy skills in ways that vibrantly involve the theme and context. The afternoon will explore art, technology, design and nature in ways that are enjoyable and engaging.

    The Summer cohorts are offered for the following Grade(s) :

    Incoming Grades 1 & 2
    Incoming Grades 3, 4 & 5

    Weekly: June 17 - July 26
    Pick 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 week option

    Week 1 - Nature: June 17 - June 21 (Wednesday, June 19 Observed)

    Week 2 - Heroes: June 24 - June 28

    Week 3 - California: July 1 - July 3 (July 4 & July 5 Observed)

    Week 4 - Animals: July 8 - July 12

    Week 5 - Patterns: July 15 - July 19

    Week 6 - Games: July 22 - July 26

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
    Price: $420.00/week

Incoming Grades 6-8

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  • Animation

    Join us for a dynamic one-week summer course designed as an entry point into the exciting world of animation. Throughout the program, participants will delve into fundamental animation principles and explore the art of crafting their own 2D animations. The short animation exercises and projects will focus on simple hand-drawn methods using animation apps on iPads. This course not only covers the technical intricacies of animation but also nurtures students' ability to reflect on their insights gained from creating and viewing animations. No prior experience in animation or drawing is necessary to enroll in this class. iPads will be provided for students. 

    Instructor: Michelle Bernstein

    Dates: June 17 - June 21 (Wednesday, June 19 Observed)
    Times: 9 AM - 12 PM 

    Price: $240.00
  • Basketball Camp

    *For Incoming Grades 3rd-8th Grade (Co-Ed)
    New Roads Basketball Camp aims to offer instruction centered on developing basketball fundamentals, while providing an environment that is fun and welcoming. Our experienced basketball coaches help each player learn the game and refine their basketball skill set. Each player will understand the importance of teamwork as well as tapping into their individual potential.
     
    Coach Staff: Tresbien Caraway, Kelly Hilaire, Jazmine Hawkins, Eugene Jones
    Dates: June 17th, 18th, & 20th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Park
    Cost: $200 per camper for registrations up to June 7th. $250 per camper if registering between June 8th to June 16th.
     
    Each camper receives a free camp shirt!
     
    (Camp needs a minimum requirement of 12 campers by June 10th in order for the camp to take place.)
     


  • Debate

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Focusing on the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, students will learn to state a case, with an assertion supported by reasoning and evidence, and to refute by systematically and specifically answering the opponent’s claim; they will practice the art of listening and note-taking and will learn how to research a debate topic so that they can argue either side. Debate builds vital leadership skills, critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. The first two weeks of the course will be dedicated to learning the craft. In the third week, students will exercise what they learned and debate with their peers. Students with experience will be appropriately challenged and invited to be leaders in the class. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Instructor: Aaron Marquette

    Dates: June 17 - July 3 (Wednesday, June 19 Observed)
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 11:30 AM 

    Price: $600.00
  • Podcasting (Incoming 5th & 6th Grade)

    This class is designed to unleash your child's creativity and hone their storytelling and technological skills in the captivating world of podcasting. Led by an experienced podcaster and educator, this program provides a hands-on learning environment where campers explore the art of crafting compelling narratives, recording techniques, editing skills, and more. Throughout the class, your child will delve into various aspects of podcast creation, from brainstorming ideas and scripting to recording their own episodes, which will be shared with families.

    Instructor: Dan Kearney

    Session Dates: June 17 - June 21 (June 19th Observed)
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Session Price: $480.00
  • Podcasting (Incoming 7th & 8th Grade)

    This class is designed to unleash your child's creativity and hone their storytelling and technological skills in the captivating world of podcasting. Led by an experienced podcaster and educator, this program provides a hands-on learning environment where campers explore the art of crafting compelling narratives, recording techniques, editing skills, and more. Throughout the class, your child will delve into various aspects of podcast creation, from brainstorming ideas and scripting to recording their own episodes, which will be shared with families.

    Instructor: Dan Kearney

    Session Dates: July 8 - July 12
    Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Session Price: $600.00
  • Reading, Writing, and Grammar Workshop

    Reading, Writing, and Grammar Workshop provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support students in Language Arts. This class will enjoy direct instruction and discovery-learning across a variety of different skills for making sense of, and demonstrating, written expression. Students will develop strategies to approach their written work in English and Humanities disciplines -- including the processes of drafting, editing, proofreading and revising.

    Instructor: Eli Schwartz

    Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21 (June 19th observed)
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price: $240.00
  • Visual Note-Taking

    Learn how to harness the power of visuals - color, shapes and icons - to level up your note-taking and study. In this workshop, we will build a visual toolkit to help you organize information visually in order to understand, remember and communicate it more effectively, as well as help keep you engaged and focused while you listen.

    This is a hands-on, practical session that will support students to explore using color, visual hierarchy, containers and connectors in their notes, explore the power of visual metaphors, and start developing their own icon library. 

    About your instructor
    As one of Australia’s leading Graphic Recorders, Melbourne-based Jessamy Gee has developed a unique skill set in listening, synthesizing, capturing and communicating information visually. She is the Founder and Director of Think in Color, Founder and President of Graphic Recorders Australia, author of 'GR's Best Mate' and co-author of 'The World of Visual Practice'. In 2020, Jessamy became the first Australian Director to serve on the Board of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP).

    Since launching Think in Color in 2011, Jessamy has become internationally renowned for her work, and has serviced a diverse range of clients all around Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe across the corporate, community, education and government sectors.

    Instructor: Jessamy Gee

    Dates: July 15 - July 19
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

    Total Price: $200.00
  • Volleyball Camp

    *For Incoming Grades 3rd-8th Grade (Co-Ed)
    New Roads Volleyball Camp aims to offer instruction centered on developing volleyball fundamentals, while providing an environment that is fun and welcoming. Our experienced volleyball coaches help each player learn the game and refine their volleyball skill set. Each player will understand the importance of teamwork as well as tapping into their individual potential.
     
    Coach Staff: Jasmine Dixon, Charlie Werner, Samantha Tago, Joseph Pullard
    Dates: Tuesday June 25th – Thursday June 27th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Park 
    Cost: $200 per camper for registrations up to June 15th. $250 per camper for registrations after June 15th.

    Each camper receives a free camp shirt!
     
    (Camp needs a minimum requirement of 12 campers by June 18th in order for the camp to take place.) 
     
  • Wellness Intensive

    Get ready for an all new wellness intensive summer class! New Roads is on the move of leading its students in health and fitness. In this class students will have the opportunity to fill in their curiosity about a variety of ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students will have the chance to learn new ways to strengthen their mental and physical muscles. We will cover nutrition and health by exploring our environment. Exploring all facets of fitness will be held on and off campus. Some events include; Beach workouts, hiking, visiting different fitness spots, stair workouts, games, grocery visits, and a few other surprises. New Roads looks forward to building up this generation into becoming leaders that can make a difference in how our nation improves its total health lifestyle.

    Instructors: Adrien Jordan & Hector Zamora

    Session 1 Dates: June 24 - June 28
    Session 2 Dates: July 8 - July 12 

    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Session Price: $600.00
  • Foundational Math

    Foundational Math will focus on improving students' conceptual understanding of a variety of number types. Students will practice operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, while working towards procedural fluency. In addition, they will be asked to apply these skills to problem solving situations that will allow them to think creatively and teach them to justify their process.  

    This course is best suited for students who took Foundations in Math A or B (or an equivalent 5th, 6th or 7th grade math class) during the previous school year.

    Instructor: Lauren Valla

    Dates: June 17 - June 21 (Wednesday, June 19 Observed)
    Times: Monday - Friday  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price: $240.00
  • Foundational Algebra

    Foundational Algebra will focus on reviewing students' knowledge of pre-algebra skills and helping them explore early Algebra concepts. Students will work flexibly with fractions, decimals and integers, and apply these skills to solve problems. In addition, they will begin to see how these fundamental ideas are essential for uncovering patterns and analyzing relationships between numbers that lay the foundation for Algebra. 

    Instructor: Lauren Valla

    Dates: June 24 - June 27
    Times: Monday- Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price: $240.00

Incoming Grades 9-12

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  • Animation

    Dive into animation with our week-long summer course! Designed for beginners, this program teaches the essential principles of animation and guides students through the creation of their own 2D animations using simple hand-drawn techniques. Beyond technical skills, participants will cultivate the ability to reflect on their work, enhancing their overall understanding and appreciation of animation. No prior animation or drawing experience is necessary to join this class. iPads and computers will be available for all students. 

    Instructor: Michelle Bernstein

    Dates: June 24 - June 28 
    Times: 9 AM - 12 PM 

    Price: $300.00
  • Debate

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Focusing on the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, students will learn to state a case, with an assertion supported by reasoning and evidence, and to refute by systematically and specifically answering the opponent’s claim; they will practice the art of listening and note-taking and will learn how to research a debate topic so that they can argue either side. Debate builds vital leadership skills, critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. The first two weeks of the course will be dedicated to learning the craft. In the third week, students will exercise what they learned and debate with their peers. Students with experience will be appropriately challenged and invited to be leaders in the class. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Instructor: Aaron Marquette

    Dates: June 17 - July 3 (Wednesday, June 19 Observed)
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 11:30 AM 

    Price: $600.00
  • Reading, Writing, and Grammar Workshop

    Reading, Writing, and Grammar Workshop provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support students in Language Arts. This class will enjoy direct instruction and discovery-learning across a variety of different skills for making sense of, and demonstrating, written expression. Students will develop strategies to approach their written work in English and Humanities disciplines -- including the processes of drafting, editing, proofreading and revising.

    Instructor: Eli Schwartz

    Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21 (June 19th observed)
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price: $240.00
  • Visual Note-Taking

    Learn how to harness the power of visuals - color, shapes and icons - to level up your note-taking and study. In this workshop, we will build a visual toolkit to help you organize information visually in order to understand, remember and communicate it more effectively, as well as help keep you engaged and focused while you listen.

    This is a hands-on, practical session that will support students to explore using color, visual hierarchy, containers and connectors in their notes, explore the power of visual metaphors, and start developing their own icon library. 

    About your instructor
    As one of Australia’s leading Graphic Recorders, Melbourne-based Jessamy Gee has developed a unique skill set in listening, synthesizing, capturing and communicating information visually. She is the Founder and Director of Think in Color, Founder and President of Graphic Recorders Australia, author of 'GR's Best Mate' and co-author of 'The World of Visual Practice'. In 2020, Jessamy became the first Australian Director to serve on the Board of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP).

    Since launching Think in Color in 2011, Jessamy has become internationally renowned for her work, and has serviced a diverse range of clients all around Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe across the corporate, community, education and government sectors.

    Instructor: Jessamy Gee

    Dates: July 15 - July 19
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

    Total Price: $200.00
  • Wellness Intensive

    Get ready for an all new wellness intensive summer class! New Roads is on the move of leading its students in health and fitness. In this class students will have the opportunity to fill in their curiosity about a variety of ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students will have the chance to learn new ways to strengthen their mental and physical muscles. We will cover nutrition and health by exploring our environment. Exploring all facets of fitness will be held on and off campus. Some events include; Beach workouts, hiking, visiting different fitness spots, stair workouts, games, grocery visits, and a few other surprises. New Roads looks forward to building up this generation into becoming leaders that can make a difference in how our nation improves its total health lifestyle.

    Instructors: Adrien Jordan & Hector Zamora

    Session 1 Dates: June 24 - June 28
    Session 2 Dates: July 8 - July 12 

    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Session Price: $600.00
  • Math: Geometry (Academic Credit)

    Geometry is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students who would like to register for this class will need to submit prior approval from their current math teacher to the Upper School Assistant Director, Anna Wronsky, who will then confirm your registration.

    Note: If you are a current New Roads student, consideration for placement in the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class for the next school year will be based on successful completion of coursework, teacher recommendation, and a placement test.

    Semester 1: June 17 - July 3 (June 19th, July 4th, July 5th Observed)
    Semester 2: July 8 - July 26
    Times: Monday - Thursday, 5 hours p/day

    Price: $1800 ($900 p/semester)
  • Math: Honors Precalculus (Academic Credit)

    Honors Precalculus is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students who would like to register for this class will need to submit prior approval from their current math teacher to the Upper School Assistant Director, Anna Wronsky, who will then confirm your registration.

    Semester 1: June 17 - July 3 (June 19th, July 4th, July 5th Observed)
    Semester 2: July 8 - July 26
    Times: Monday - Thursday, 5 hours p/day

    Price: $1800 ($900 p/semester)
     




  • College Essay Writing Workshop

    This week-long College Essay Workshop (that meets Monday through Friday mornings from 10am-12pm) is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students working on their Common App essays for college. Whether students are looking to polish a completed draft or want to get a head start on writing their personal statements, this workshop will help them complete an essay that meaningfully expresses their individual stories and values. The class includes self-reflection activities, guidance from admissions representatives, and helpful resources for students.

    Instructor: Mehnaz Sahibzada

    Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21 (June 19th observed)
    Times: 10 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $200.00

Summer at New Roads FAQ

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  • Financial Aid

    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration. Your financial aid application on file will be reviewed to determine financial aid eligibility for summer programs.

    For questions regarding financial assistance for Summer Programs, please email Yoon Mi Checchi at ychecchi@newroads.org.
  • Materials & Supplies

    The majority of Summer Program classes do not require specific materials or supplies for participation. Once a class has been approved to proceed, families will be notified of the materials or supplies required.
  • Registration

    If you have any questions about registration, please contact Haley De La Rosa at hdelarosa@newroads.org
  • Refunds

    We recognize that summer plans can change, however, classes are green-lighted based on enrollment.

    Please note the following dates for processing of any refunds:

    June 3 - June 9: Withdrawals or dropped classes during this period receive a 50% refund.
    June 10: No refunds are given for withdrawals made as of this date.

    In the event of a canceled class or program, we will issue a full refund using the method of payment.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Class sizes are limited and all courses are contingent upon enrollment. Full refunds are given should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full.