rainbow letters that say DJUSD summer enrichment

DJUSD is pleased to announce an exciting variety of summer enrichment experiences for our students. Following a year of sheltering-in-place during the pandemic, we recognize the importance of in-person opportunities to express creativity, critical thinking, music, arts, movement, and play for learning and wellness. We have designed a series of summer events and activities for our students (Kindergarten through 12th grade), which will be led by Davis City partners, service providers, and some DJUSD teachers.

Below are different offerings that are currently available for registration. Participation in these offerings is free to DJUSD students and will follow current health and safety guidance. Each offering below includes a brief description, dates, and details. As more opportunities become available, they will be added here. Please follow the links below to enroll. If a summer program is full, your student will be placed on a waiting list.


Quest Academy - Elementaryquest logo


Our summer program is a highly engaging experience that uses gaming concepts familiar to students, while developing their ability to think critically and solve problems. Students will work in teams over the summer to survive a simulated post-apocalyptic world where all adults have mysteriously vanished. Following the simulation, students will take what new skills they have  earned to solve real problems that exist in their community around them.


Program Dates:
August 2 - 13 at Harper.
A.M. Session: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
P.M. Session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.



Digital Fabrication Camp (3D printing and laser cutting) - Grades 7 - 9


In this camp students will be given ultimate design freedom and the opportunity to create their own project using digital fabrication tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers. They will choose their own designs and make them a reality in this four-day long afternoon camp! Creativity is required!

Program Dates: June 28 - July 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Harper

Sign-up here



Wood Shop Camp - Grades 7 - 9


Every once and a while we need to take a break from all of this technology and make some sawdust and wood shop projects. In this camp students get to choose and make simple shop projects such as wood boxes, picture frames, catapults, boomerangs, phone stands etc. Join Mr. Shimek in the shop to learn how to use simple tools to make stellar projects in this hand tool focused camp.

Program Dates: July 19 - 22 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Harper room A2

Sign-up here 



Spanish Culture and Conversation for Immersion, Two-Way Bilingual, and Spanish Speaking Students - Grades 4-5

Class will be conducted in Spanish and adapted to the speaking level of the students. Class content during the 2 week session includes: fun daily conversation topics, culture of Spanish speaking countries, reading of short stories, music, mini-yoga sessions and art. (Class is best suited to students with beginning to intermediate Spanish speaking skills but is also open to native Spanish speakers)

Program Dates: June 21 - July 1 from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. at Montgomery

Sign-up here



Spanish Culture and Conversation for Immersion Students - Grades 4-7

Class will be conducted in Spanish and adapted to the speaking level of the students. Class content during the 2 week session includes: fun daily conversation topics, culture of Spanish speaking countries, reading of short stories, music, mini-yoga sessions and art. (Class is open to anyone in grades 4-7)

Program Dates: July 19-29 from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. at Montgomery room E1

Sign-up here





Online Robotics Camp with Citrus Circuits - Grades 4-8



RoboCamps are one-week camps for students in grades 4-8. The camps combine hands-on robotics with team-building, STEM education, and traditional summer camp activities.

Program Dates: June 14 - 18 and August 6 - 13

Sign-up here











Mindful Movement and Moments - Grades 7-12

Students, you are invited to join this class to train your brain not to be overly reactive to or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. You’ll learn to become the boss of your mind and feelings through breathing, calming and focusing activities, yoga and guided meditation. You will learn a routine to prevent the mind from wandering toward the negative and you’ll be able to reduce mood swings and handle complex situations with a clear head. No experience necessary and all will leave with strategies they have practiced to create and sustain feelings of peace, acceptance, lightheartedness and confidence. Please bring a yoga mat and/or a large towel, water bottle and wear clothes comfortable to move around on the ground with.

Program Dates: June 22 - July 30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at Holmes

Sign-up here


Outdoor Ceramics Sculpture - Grades 7-12


Join Davis Arts Center instructors for outdoor ceramics sculpture. During the first session you will learn about clay, techniques for sculpting it, and the history and traditions of this art form. In between sessions, your piece will dry and Davis Arts Center staff will fire it. In the second session, you will take your piece and prepare it for the final firing and help us load the kiln. The date to pick up final pieces will be announced later in the summer.


Session 1: July 28 - August 11 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 29 - August 11 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 1 sign-up here
Session 2 sign-up here


Mariachi Puente Orchestra - Middle School Level 

 

Students will learn to perform mariachi music repertoire. Open to incoming 6-8 graders who have had prior experience in the school music programs and can play mariachi instruments. Rehearsals will be overlapping sessions of 45 to 60 minutes that will be scheduled between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m on Fridays. Students will be separated into groups based on experience and ability.

Program Dates: June 18 - August 20, every Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Sign-up here


Mariachi Camp - Grades 9-12

 

This camp is an opportunity for all students in grades 9-12 who are interested in Mariachi to join us for a time of musical enrichment. Never played in Mariachi but do play one of the listed instruments (see below)? Come and join us for a great time of music making! We are able to provide some instruments for use during the camp (Violin, Viola, Trumpet, Guitar, Vihuela, & Guitarrón). At the end of the camp, we will have a short concert to celebrate our musical adventure together.

Everyone who plays the following instruments is welcome to join:
Violin
Viola
Flute
Trumpet
Guitar
Vihuela
Guitarrón

Program Dates: June 14-17 and June 21-24 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at DHS. 

Sign-up here


Sustainable Campus Beautification Projects - conception to completion - Grades 7-9

 

Join students who have completed a Japanese Garden, a Boulder Garden, a Succulent Garden, and other sustainable projects. No previous gardening experience needed. Reduce atmospheric CO2 by planting and caring for trees. You can learn to use your body’s leverage and master common tools. You can envision beauty and transform Harper into an aesthetic and ecological gem. Daily, every participant chooses an enjoyable physical or mental task to help transform weedy patches into lush gardens or outdoor classrooms. Learn and apply biological principles, design processes, sketching techniques, calculations for water usage and expense budgets, and complete any other needed step to complete campus improvement projects. Former students have chosen to plant over 100 trees, prune trees and shrubs, start seeds, root cuttings, mound raised beds, undertake masonry projects, build redwood benches. Update, and improve artistic murals, and much more!

All materials and tools supplied. Bring water, work shoes, and work clothes.

Program Dates: June 21-24, June 28-July 1, and July 5-8, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Harper Junior High.

Week 1 Sign-up 
Week 2 Sign-up 
Week 3 Sign-up



Quest Academy - Junior High quest logo


Our summer program is a highly engaging experience that uses gaming concepts familiar to students, while developing their ability to think critically and solve problems. Students will work in teams over the summer to survive a simulated post-apocalyptic world where all adults have mysteriously vanished. Following the simulation, students will take what new skills they have  earned to solve real problems that exist in their community around them.

Program Dates: August 2 - 13 at Harper from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
 


Digital Fabrication Camp (3D printing and laser cutting) - Grades 9 - 11


In this camp students will be given ultimate design freedom and the opportunity to create their own project using digital fabrication tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers. They will choose their own designs and make them a reality in this four-day long afternoon camp! Creativity is required!

Program Dates: July 5 -8 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Harper room A2

Sign-up here



Wood Shop Camp - Grades 9 - 11


Every once and a while we need to take a break from all of this technology and make some sawdust and wood shop projects. In this camp students get to choose and make simple shop projects such as wood boxes, picture frames, catapults, boomerangs, phone stands etc. Join Mr. Shimek in the shop to learn how to use simple tools to make stellar projects in this hand tool focused camp.

Program Dates: July 26 - 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Harper room A2
Sign-up here



Spanish Culture and Conversation for Immersion, Two-Way Bilingual, and Spanish Speaking Students - Grades 6-7

Class will be conducted in Spanish and adapted to the speaking level of the students. Class content during the 2 week session includes: fun daily conversation topics, culture of Spanish speaking countries, reading of short stories, music, mini-yoga sessions and art. (Class is best suited to students with intermediate-advanced Spanish speaking skills, including native Spanish speakers)

Program Dates: July 5 - 15 from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. at Montgomery room E1

Sign-up here



Summer Drama Club Grades 7-12

Two and a half weeks of summer drama enrichment, featuring Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Participants will read the original play, then practice and perform an abridged version to a live audience. No drama experience is necessary! The final performance will be suitable for an audience of all ages, and will take place outside.

Program Dates: Daily meetings will occur June 14 - July 30, Monday - Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Da Vinci High. The final performance takes place on June 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up here




Bike City Theatre Company - Elementary Students

All children ages 6-12 are invited to explore the creative world of drama in these fun two-week camps with Bike City Theatre Company. We will use vocal, physical, and improvisational exercises to create original works. Come with us as we discover acting, playwriting, and improvisation as tools to spark our imaginations and bring to life the magic of theatre!

Program Dates: June 28 - July 8 for ages 6-8 and July 12 - 22 for ages 9-12, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Montgomery room F5

Grades 1-3 Sign-up here

Grades 4-6 Sign-up here





Davis Arts Center Art Kits - Painting


Designed to keep campers creatively engaged with fun, easy-to-do projects, this kit includes:

  • An art kit with art supplies (Shipping is available).
  • Activity checklist for parents and artists.
  • Written project instructions.
  • Online how-to videos from Davis Arts Center teachers and other arts organizations.
  • Designed for ages 8 years and up but suitable for children starting at age 5 with parental help, and yes, teens and adults will find projects to do as well!


Sign-up here



Davis Arts Center Art Kits - Drawing


Designed to keep campers creatively engaged with fun, easy-to-do projects, this kit includes:

  • An art kit with art supplies (Shipping is available).
  • Activity checklist for parents and artists.
  • Written project instructions.
  • Online how-to videos from Davis Arts Center teachers and other arts organizations.
  • Designed for ages 8 years and up but suitable for children starting at age 5 with parental help, and yes, teens and adults will find projects to do as well!

Sign-up here



Davis Kids Klub at Patwin, Pioneer and Montgomery - Grades 1-7 

 

Davis Kids Klub provides a positive, fun-filled summer! Campers will engage in appropriate socially distant games and activities, and more! Campers are grouped by similar age in “pods” of no more than 14 campers and 2 staff. Pods will participate in activities independently from other pods within the park to maintain safe distance.

Program Dates: June 21 - July 22, Monday-Thursday from 12:45 - up until 6:00 p.m.

Patwin sign-up
Pioneer sign-up
Montgomery sign-up



English Conversation and Culture for English Learners - Grades 6-9

 

Class will be conducted in English and is designed for English Leaners in the middle level, grades 6-9. It will be adapted to the speaking level of the students. Class content during the sessions include: Fun daily conversation topics, culture of English speaking countries, reading of short stories, music, games, and art. (Class is best suited to students with beginning to intermediate English speaking skills.)

Program Dates: June 21 - July 1, Monday-Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Harper Junior High

Sign-up here


Band Camp - Grades 9-12

 

Do you play in band and are entering grades 9-12? If so, come and join us for a band camp that will be fun and prepare you for a return to band for the coming school year. This camp is a wonderful way to have fun making music while getting your chops back and ready for the school year! We are able to provide the large instruments (Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor & Baritone Sax, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and percussion instruments). On the final day of the camp, we will have a short concert to celebrate our musical adventure together.

Everyone who plays the following instruments is welcome to join:
Flute (Including Piccolo)
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet (including Bass Clarinet)
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, and Baritone)
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone (including Bass Trombone)
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

Program Dates: August 16-20, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at DHS room PA-3. 

Sign-up here


Small Engine Workshop - Grades 7-12

 

In this enrichment class, high school students will disassemble and reassemble a working 208 cubic centimeter single cylinder overhead valve horizontal 950-series Briggs and Stratton gasoline 4-stroke engine. No tools or experience are required. Students will be expected to closely follow all shop safety requirements provided by the instructor.

Program Dates: August 2-6 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at DHS Auto Shop. 

Sign-up here