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Rise-Up Summer Schedule

June 9 – Aug 16:  10-11 am; 11 am-12 pm; 2-3 pm; 3-4 pm. Additional classes may be available by request. Please call 650-364-2509 for more information. Ages 9+

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Pinnacle Summer Schedule

June 9 – Aug 16:  10-11:30 am; 4-5:30 pm.  Ages 14+

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Camp AFCANA (Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts & Nature Awareness)

Riekes Center, Menlo Park

Session 1:  July 14-18, 9 am – 3 pm

Session 2:  July 28 – Aug 1, 9 am – 3 pm 

Ages 7-13

What is AFCANA?

Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts, & Nature Awareness

Join us for the ultimate summer camp that fuels creativity, develops fitness, and connects us to the natural world around us! Camp AFCANA integrates programming from the 3 departments at the Riekes Center: Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts, & Nature Awareness. This camp creates a full mind-body learning experience. We will create opportunities for students to experience:

  • Three worlds of exciting experiential learning all in one facility
  • Staff trained in multi-disciplinary programming and best practices in education that enable growth in multiple intelligences
  • Exploration of interests and new worlds of learning
  • A unique summer camp experience found nowhere else!

Instructors will choose group activities from each department based on group interest. Options may include:

Athletic Fitness

  • Speed and running mechanics
  • Agility training
  • Tread-wall climbing
  • Giant physio-ball and dodge ball games
  • Flume and swimming mechanics
  • Archery
  • Fitness games

Creative Arts

  • Drum and rhythm circles
  • Band classes (student play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards )
  • Vocal training
  • Introduction to recording
  • Process painting (releasing creative energy through flow with color and shape)
  • Drum and Draw (art created to drum rhythms – artists and drummers switch creative medium without missing a beat)
  • Video interviews (journalism and creating your own video characters)
  • Digital photography – telling a story with images
  • Urban Graffiti Art (ages 13 and up)

Nature Awareness

  • Fire by friction
  • Cooking with fire (plus pizza oven cooking)
  • Wild edible, medicinal, and useful plant identification plus plant processing and wildcrafting
  • Woodworking skills (burn bowls, spoons, or gourds)
  • Tracking
  • Awareness games and activities at nearby parks

Each day students will rotate through learning experiences at the Riekes Center in our 3 departments.

Cost: $340 – Limited scholarships are available

Early Bird Discount – 10% off through March 15

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