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Hot Fun in the Summertime Camp 2016

Welcome to MCCS's eighth annual Hot Fun in the Summertime Camp for children entering grades K–5! During seven one-week sessions running from June 13 through July 29, children will enjoy weekly thematic sessions, including cooking, baking, circus arts, Lego engineering, martial arts and maker activities. Sign up for as many sessions as you would like! 

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 13–17: Cooking Round the World

  • 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 20–24: Baking Round the World

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

Through baking, children learn mixing and measuring skills, differences in flours and sugars, zesting, the importance of timing, testing for doneness, varieties of baking pans, and much more. Each day, children bake two different dishes from a different country and spend time truly tasting what they make and discussing how the flavors inform us about the country. (Same health and safety issues as above.) Hosted by Cooking Round the World

Session III   June 27–July 1: Circus Arts 

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

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 Friday afternoon.

Session IV  July 5–8: Legos Jedi Engineering

No camp on Monday, July 4

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

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectual projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Hosted by Play-Well TEKnologies.

Session V   July 11–15: 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 VI   July 18–22: Maker Camp

  • 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 25–29: Legos Engineering FUNdamentals

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

Power up your engineering skills with tens of thousands of LEGO! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

To reserve your child's space:

  1. Register online
  2. Complete and return the following forms:

Return these forms to:

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

Please note: There are no refunds for cancellations once you have paid for your child's session. Questions? Email or call 510.430.2118

We're looking forward to a summer of fun!


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Last Updated: 7/27/16