Summer Camp 2018

Living In Victory Summer

Join us this summer as we learn how God has called us to live a life of victory through Jesus!
Each week will have a different theme and emphasis on our Christian life and we will have weekly field trips!  Below is a list of themes for our 10 week camp.  Summer Camp is held at our High School Campus during Weeks 2 -9.
Week 1: Road to Victory (Davis Street Campus)
Week 2: Renewed by His Strength
Week 3: Called to Serve
Week 4: The Call to Commitment
Week 5: Dare to Prepare Your Heart
Week 6: Child Like Faith Grown Here
Week 7: Summer of Service
Week 8: Sharing the Victory
Week 9: Live to Serve
Week 10: Sing Unto the Lord (Davis Street Campus)


Summer Camp Schedule 2018

Dates and Times:
Summer Camp Program Dates: June 4th – August 10th
Summer Camp Hours & Grades: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / K–8th Grade
Summer Camp Enrichment Class Hours: Varies from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Important Dates:

CAMPUS CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY:
Wednesday, July 4 – Friday, July 6

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for VCS: Monday, August 20, 2018

K-5th Field Trips

Grades K – 5th will have a field trip once a week.  Sign-Ups and prices will be posted one week prior to each field trip.  Field Trips are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.  Below are a few of the field trips that are planned for Grades K – 5th:

Connolly Ranch (Napa)
Mad Science
Red Oak Victory Ship & Rosie the Riveter Museum
UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology/Animal Science/Arboretum
Marine Mammal Center & Marin Headlands
CA Agricultural Museum & Yolo Land and Cattle Ranch (Woodland)
Bale Grist Mill State Historical Park & Sharpsteen Museum (St. Helena)
Suisun Wildlife
And More!


Summer Camp Enrichment Classes

Summer Camp Enrichment Classes

Art with a Flare:

Grades K-8th
Session I — Thursdays, June 14, 21, & 28 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — $175
Session II — Thursdays, July 12, 19, & 26 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — $175

Join us as we learn how to paint and sketch everything about summer!  We will explore fun things about summer with subject themes such as amusement parks, camping/ hiking, sports, zoo animals, like lions, flamingos, and giraffes and different summer treats!  Students will learn step by step painting strokes and how to use different paints and brushes for desired effects they would like to see achieved in their pictures.  They will learn in a positive, fun and exciting environment as they master goals at the end of each session.  Each student will finish with being proud of the works they accomplished.

Beginning Guitar:

Grades 1st-8th
Session I — Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — $195
Session II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 & Aug 2  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — $195

Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate guitarist, there is something for everyone in this class who is interested in guitar playing or singing songs with a guitar. In this class, students learn tuning, learning about the guitar, first chords, strumming styles, chord families, (structure of songs), and learning traditional songs.  Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar to the class.

Beginning Ukulele:

Grades 1st-8th
Session I — Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — $195
Session II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 & Aug 2  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — $195

The Ukulele is a traditional Hawaiian Instrument, now popular in today’s music.  In this class, students will learn the basics, history of the ukulele, chords, strumming and how to play traditional and current songs.  Students will learn to identify and read music, learning to put the chords together to produce some very beautiful music!

Chef It Up To Go – Cupcake & Cookie Decorating:

Grades K-8th
Session I — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, June 11, 12, 14, & 15  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — $180

In this four day class students will decorate cookies and cupcakes using fondant, gum paste, frosting and other treats.  On the last day, students will have a cupcake / cookie battle, brainstorming to create and work with teammates to have the most creative design!

Chef It Up To Go – Food Around the World:

Grades K-8th
Session II — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 9, 10, 12, & 13  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — $180

In this four day class students will visit one country each day and learn to prepare foods/drinks from that region.  Perhaps it’s pasta from Italy, or salads from Greece.  Whatever country we visit the students will be exposed to a new culture of delicious foods and have a new found appreciation of spices and ingredients that they are introduced to!

French Foreign Language:

Grades K-8th
Session I — Mondays & Thursdays, June 4, 7, 11, 14,18, 21, 25, & 28  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — $175
Session II — Mondays & Thursdays, July 2, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, & 30 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — $175

Bonjour!  Come join us as we learn this global language.  Through themed lessons, games, songs and stories students will learn French in a fun and engaging way.  Each session will have a new theme, throughout the session students will learn new vocabulary (for example: colors and numbers) useful verbs, how to combine the vocabulary words and verbs to form sentences, and eventually have conversations in their new language.  Students will be challenged through reading and writing activities customized at their educational level, and oral dialog to build confidence in using their new language skills!  Oh the possibilities are endless!

Love to Sew:

Grades 3rd-8th
Session I — Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — $180
Session II — Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — $180

In this class, students will learn the basics of using a sewing machine and hand stitching.  At the end of this session, students should be able to sew on a button, as well as complete small sewing projects. They will learn how to read a pattern, measure the fabric, pin and cut the materials out, how to sew in a zipper, and hem each product they choose to complete.  This class will open a whole new and exciting world for those who would like to become future designers or who just want to sew for themselves!

Spanish Foreign Language:

Grades K-8th
Session I — Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, & 29  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — $175
Session II — Fridays, July 13, 20, 27, & Aug 3  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — $175

Students will have fun learning “Basic Spanish” as we explore the alphabet sounds, vowels, and verbs! These important essentials will help them start putting words together, creating sentences, and eventually teach them how to converse in Spanish.  We will also learn how to pronounce numbers, colors, names of family members, and days of the week.  Bible stories and worship songs will be used as a vehicle to use their newly gained language skills!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have your student learn the importance of learning Spanish as a second language!

Taekwondo:

Grades K-8th
Session I — Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, & 29  1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — $165
Session II — Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31  1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — $165

The Martial Arts are for everyone! Come learn self– defense, physical fitness, and build strong character while learning important social skills.  You will gain confidence and develop perseverance and discipline.  Taekwondo can be especially beneficial in helping children develop coordination, attention span, and patience.  Taekwondo helps with the development of the “I can” and “I will” attitude by providing an environment where students are to act with strong, confident mannerisms. With regular and prolonged practice, students build habits that reinforce their physical actions with a strong mental attitude!  In this class, students will become more humble and gain physical grace!  Students will need to bring comfortable, loose clothing to change into for this class.  All supplies needed are included in the total cost of the class.  This class meets one day a week.


MS Summer Camp – 6th - 8th Grade
Join us this summer for a variety of activities in a safe and caring environment. Campers will participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and special activities.

Grades 6th – 8th will have field trips twice a week.  Sign-Ups and prices will be posted one week prior to each field trip.  Field Trips are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.  Below are a few of the field trips that are planned for Grades 6th – 8th:

Connolly Ranch (Napa)
Mad Science
Brenden Theater
Stars Bowling
Red Oak Victory Ship & Rosie the Riveter Museum
Rockin’ Jump
UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology/Animal Science/Arboretum
Marine Mammal Center & Marin Headlands
CA Agricultural Museum & Yolo Land and Cattle Ranch (Woodland)
Bale Grist Mill State Historical Park & Sharpsteen Museum (St. Helena)
Suisun Wildlife
And More!


General Information

General Information

MEDICATIONS: A medication form is required to administer any medication. This form and the medication must be taken to the Summer Camp check-in table at the High School, located at 821 Marshall Road. Download the Medication Authorization form here.

ADMISSIONS, ENROLLMENT, and CANCELLATIONS: Enrollment is open to the public. Enrollment in the Summer Program at Vacaville Christian Schools has no bearing on enrollment for the academic year. There is no enrollment deadline; however, enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrichment Classes and field trips have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We reserve the right to cancel any program or course. In the case of a cancelled Enrichment Class or Field Trip due to low participation, a full refund, for that enrichment class or field trip, will be issued.

CONDUCT, ATTENDANCE, and DRESS CODE: Vacaville Christian Schools strives to make the campus a safe and secure place for your child to enjoy and learn during the summer months. With this priority in mind, the summer program policy must be clear to both parents and students. The signed and submitted registration form signifies that the parent and student understand and agree to abide by the following rules:

•Students must show respect and cooperation in the relationships with their teachers and classmates at all times.
•Students need to arrive on time for enrichment classes.

Further guidelines will be given on the first day of each program, regarding such things as lunch, snack bar, discipline, field trips, swimming rules, and dress code.

MATTHEW 18 PRINCIPLE: Should there be any trouble with a student, teacher or adult personnel, we expect the parent to communicate any/all grievances honestly and directly, first with those concerned and then with the school administration, if needed.

FEES: Each student is required to pay a $100 nonrefundable registration fee. In addition, there is a $25.00 fee for any scheduling change made after May 21, 2018. Written notification is required for all cancellations or changes. A $30 fee will be charged on all returned checks.

Use of School Telephones and Personal Electronic Devices: The school phone system is for official school business only. Classroom phones are for teacher use only. Students needing to make emergency phone calls can do so in the school office. DS gaming devices and other similar electronic devices are not allowed at summer camp.  A teacher or administrator may choose to collect cell phones at his or her discretion.

  • Elementary students are not allowed to carry cell phones while on school grounds.
  • Middle school students may carry cellphones; however, cell phones may not be seen, heard, or used during summer camp.
  • Students may not use their cell phones to text, email, or call friends, listen to music, watch videos, take pictures, or play games. Cell phones may only be used before or after summer camp or during lunch.

The following cell phone violation consequences will be in place for middle school students:

  • 1st Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the office. Parents may pick it up at the end of the day.
  • 2nd Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the office. Conference with parents and phone may be picked up at the end of the day.
  • 3rd Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and cannot bring a cell phone to summer camp for the remainder of the program.

Payment/Financial Policies

PAYMENT/FINANCIAL POLICIES

  1. School accounts for the 2017–2018 school year must be paid in full prior to registering for the summer program.
  2. Monthly tuition for a full-time program is due and must be paid in full by the 10th of the month. Children will no longer be enrolled when the payment is not received by the 10th of the month.
  3. Daily & weekly camp fees and Enrichment class fees must be paid in full on the first day of that program upon student drop off. Payment must be by cash or check only.
  4. Late fees are assessed for monthly payments not received by the 10th of the month in the amount of $35 plus $40 from Smart Tuition for a total of $75. Payment not made by the 10th of each month will result in the child being dropped from summer enrollment.
  5. After-hours fees will be assessed for children who remain on campus after 6:00 p.m. in the amount of $15 for every fifteen (15) minutes or portion thereof. After two (2) occurrences this fee will be doubled to $30 for every fifteen (15) minutes a child is left after 6:00 p.m.
  6. Field trips will be an additional cost per field trip. All field trip payments must be paid directly to VCS Summer Camp staff by Wednesday of the prior week the field trip occurs. Field trips may be cancelled due to low attendance.
  7. Tuition will not be prorated due to absence or late entry.

REFUNDS: Withdrawals requested after May 21, 2018, will not be refunded. The school contracts with faculty and incurs material and other costs based upon enrollment. A withdrawal or program change by a student does not change the school’s obligation and expense. Refunds will only be issued if an enrichment class is cancelled by the instructor.


Dress Code

DRESS CODE

  1. Modest shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee) or capri pants; no baggy or sagging pants.
  2. Modest swimsuits; white or gray T-shirts may be worn.
    • Girls: one-piece swim suits; no high-cut legs or cut-outs. Tankinis that do not expose the entire midriff can be worn with a T-shirt.
    • Boys: boxer-style swim trunks.
  3. Modest tank tops, with shoulder straps at least 2 inches wide, that are not low cut around the neck or underarm. No spaghetti straps, bare midriff, or see-through shirts (including athletic-type mesh shirts). No chains, spike bracelets/belts, etc.
  4. T-shirt guidelines: figures, pictures, or lettering on shirts should set a positive and uplifting environment for the students and school/camp. Any characters or pictures pertaining to or implying violence or controversial activity are not to be worn. Grotesque, offensive, or controversial slogans/logos are not acceptable.
  5. Hair Guidelines
    • Boys: hair length may be no longer than the top of the shirt collar and may not extend beyond the middle of the ear on the sides. No Punk or unnatural hair coloring or styles. (No tails, Mohawks, or lines allowed).
    • Girls: No Punk or unnatural hair coloring.
  6. Lunch Boxes/Folders: same guidelines as above for T-shirts.
  7. Shoe guidelines: for the safety of your child, we ask that no thong-style/flip-flop shoe be worn. A strap must be around the entire foot. Tennis shoes are recommended.
  8. No visible tattoos (fake or real).
  9. No body piercings: eyebrows, lip, tongue, etc. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or posts in their ears.
  10. No handheld electronic devices are permitted—Nintendo DS, iPods, or cell phones.
  11. MS students’ cell phones must be kept on vibrate or silent mode. Cell phones will be taken from students if they use them during camp; they can be picked up by parents at the end of the day. We recommend cell phones remain in the students’ backpacks or lockers.

STUDENTS WHO COME TO SCHOOL INAPPROPRIATELY DRESSED

WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE TO CALL FOR A CHANGE OF CLOTHING.