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Hot Fun in the Summertime Camp 2015

Welcome to MCCS's seventh annual Hot Fun in the Summertime Camp for children entering grades K–5! During seven one-week sessions running from June 15 through July 31, children will enjoy weekly thematic sessions, including cooking, martial arts, circus arts, drama, Lego engineering, maker activities and dance. Sign up for as many sessions as you would like!

This summer we will be breaking ground on the first phase of our Elementary playground. While the yard is under construction, campers will be making use of the expansive college campus for lots of games, walks, and outdoor fun. 

If the session you want is full, please email Teresa Henry at to put your child's name on a waiting list. We will contact you if any other spots open up.

Session I June 15–19: Cooking Round the World--FULL

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

By combining cultural education with hands-on cooking skills, children learn to dice, juice, chop, and sauté while experiencing a country's culinary flavors. Everyone participates! After cooking, we eat as a group and discuss how the flavors are indicative of the country of the day. (All recipes are 100% nut free. Please specify if your child has other allergies.) Hosted by Cooking Round the World.

Session II June 22–26: Martial Arts

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

Martial arts instill discipline, mental focus, and physical development. Through exercises, sequences, forms and philosophies, students develop confidence and self-esteem. The practice of Aikido instructs students in their ability to receive an attack and harmlessly redirect it. Hosted by Destiny Arts.

Session III   June 29–July 2: Circus Arts--FULL 

No camp on Friday, July 3

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $240
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $280

Celebrate summer with a foray into juggling, poi, acro- basics, rolla bolla, pedallo, mime and more! Children will learn to support each other through cooperative activities and will perform for friends and families on Thursday afternoon.

Session IV  July 6–10: Drama--FULL

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

This dynamic class focuses on theater skills while emphasizing the creativity, enjoyment, and personal growth of each child. Tableau work, mask-making, poetry, singing, improvisation, and role playing develop individuality and group cooperation. The class closes with a fantastic workshop demonstration for families on Friday! Hosted by Fool Moon Theatre Arts' teaching artist, Jesse Vail.

Session V   July 13–17: Legos--FULL

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

When kids create, they express themselves. And when kids build, they solve problems. Tomorrow’s architects, engineers, and artists will spend the week designing and building with Legos, using hands- on activities that are built on math and science skills. Hosted by Play-Well TEKnologies.

Session VI   July 20–24: Maker Camp--FULL 

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

Learning through experience sparks our creative and intellectual development in wonderful ways. This week, inspired by the Maker Movement, our campers will merge form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful.

Session VII    July 27–31: Dance

  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm          $300
  • 8:30 am–5:30 pm          $350

Destiny Arts has been at the forefront of youth dance in the East Bay for over twenty years. All of our dance classes are structured to strengthen dance technique in a variety of forms while teaching community awareness and conflict resolution skills. Through dance, students gain body awareness, learn components of choreography and develop the confidence necessary to perform. Hosted by Destiny Arts. 

To reserve your child's space:

  1. Register online
  2. Download the enrollment forms (not necessary for current MCCS students):

Return enrollment forms to address below or send by email to

Mills College Children's School
Hot Fun in the Summertime!
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
Fax: 510.430.3223

Questions? Email or call 510.430.2118

We're looking forward to a summer of fun!


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Last Updated: 6/9/15