Enroll now for our spring camps, specially designed for kinder to sixth grade students!
At a Glance
Ages: 6 – 12 years old (K – 6th)
Dates: Monday, April 18, 2022 – Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: ACE Academy, 6625 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA 94560
Our spring camp conveniently aligns with Fremont Unified and Newark Unified spring break schedules.
Explore the endless world of LEGO® at our exciting new camp! From sculpting with LEGO® to create new art, to constructing impressive buildings, to engineering kinetic creations, there’s something for everyone. Whether your child is new to LEGO® or an experienced builder, we have activities and learning challenges for every level.
Each day a new project will be explored – 5 fun projects in a week! No matter the grade level, all children will be learning through play.
Skills for Grades K-2
Focus: STEAM, Computer Science, and Storytelling
- Practice computational thinking through projects
- Understand, create, and describe a sequence to peers
- Problem solve by breaking the problem into smaller parts
- Understand loops
- Improve conversation skills
- Collaborate with teams
Skills for Grades 3-5
Focus: STEAM, Computer Science
In addition to the K-2 skills, grades 3-5 will include:
- Force and Motion: Understand motion, balanced and unbalanced forces; predict future motion
- Energy: Understand energy, energy transfer, and collision
- Design, test, and trouble-shoot
Intro to Culinary Arts
Love baking, cooking or just experimenting in the kitchen? Join us for a week of skill building fresh recipes and exciting food. Perhaps your child loves to watch Top Chef or Bake Off, maybe they’ve always dreamed of running their own bakery or restaurant, or maybe they love to help you with family meals. All are welcome in our Intro to Culinary Arts Camp, where campers will use science, math, art, and personal expression to craft delicious foods and learn all about cooking!
Each day a new recipe will be explored – that’s 5 fun recipes in a week! At all grade levels, students will be learning through play.
Project Learning Objectives
- Safely use kitchen equipment and tools
- Practice introductory preparations: Chopping, mincing, slicing, grating, shredding
- Practice incremental measurement
- Cook from a recipe, including ingredient and equipment preparation
- Apply the science behind cooking
- Kid-tested recipes and hands-on activities
- Recipes built for collaboration and independent play
- Weekly cooking challenge to grow creativity
Schedule and Fees
| Half Day Option|
9 am - 12:30 pm
| Early Day Option|
9 am - 3 pm
| Full Day Option|
9 am - 5 pm
$150 per week
$275 per week
$325 per week
What to Bring
No matter which camp you choose, all campers should label all belongings with their full name and make sure to bring:
- A reusable water bottle
- Lunch and snacks (we ask that you bring nut-free products to be thoughtful of allergies)
- A jacket, hat, and sunscreen
Why Choose ACE Academy Camps?
At ACE Academy Spring Camps, our aim is to provide children with a creative space where they are free to explore, discuss, and create. The teacher’s role is to design available activities that utilize cognitive and sensory pathways to make the learning experience more effective, integrating academic concepts (math, language, science, problem solving) across different investigative opportunities. The student’s role is to explore wherever their interest guides them.
Our model is based on the latest educational research. Students learn best when they are part of the learning; that is, when they get to explore, discuss, provide opinions, or are appropriately challenged. We also know the effectiveness of student-centered learning, in which the learner uses their own inquiry and investigation to guide education, rather than committing to prescribed activities.
Active learning occurs when a child’s brain is challenged to use cognitive and sensory networks at the same time. “In plain terms, the more we can activate a student’s brain in different ways, the more they learn. This means that engaging as many sensory, cognitive, emotional and social processes in students will increase their learning potential.” (Source: Neuroscience of Active Learning).
Depending on which camp you choose, campers will explore topics related to either LEGO® or the culinary arts. While campers are investigating through play and inquiry, they will use reading, writing, speech, math, and science skills to support their learning and exploration.
9:00 - 9:15 am
Arrival and welcome
9:15 - 9:45 am
Introduction to the project or recipe, as well as project preparation
(teacher-guided project planning)
9:45 - 10:15 am
Snack and play time
10:15 - 11:30 am
11:30 -11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:00 pm
"Share with us" time: Students share challenges, problems, and new ideas as part of public speaking skills
1:00 - 2:45 pm
Choice of crafts and games
2:45 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Display a question, ask a question!
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Discuss projects for tomorrow
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Choice of crafts and games