CAMPCEN TRAL 2019
SUMMER CAMPS THAT
MAKE THE GRADE
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Academic Study Associates Summerfuel. Stanford
University. 800/752-2250. www.summerfuel.com.
Learn business and leadership skills to become a
socially conscious entrepreneur. Grades: 9-12.
American Advanced Academy. 1430 Palm Drive,
Burlingame. 650/921-2688. www.advacademy.
com. Camps include math, English/grammar, Little
Dragons and Edu-Gators. Grades: PreK-12.
Bay Areas Chess Summer Camps. 2050 Concourse
Drive, #42, San Jose. 408/409-6956. www.
BayAreaChess.com. Improve chess skills through a
blend of academia and games. Ages: 5 and up.
Challenger Schools. Various locations. 408/378-
0444. www.challengerschool.com. From fantasy fun
to kinder-prep, math, spelling, reading and writing,
students learn while having fun. Grades: PreK-8.
Classic Math School. Various Locations. 510/440-
0929; 650/224-4226. www.classicmath.org. Math
classes range from basic math and algebra to geometry,
trigonometry and calculus. Grades: 1-12.
College for Kids. College of San Mateo, San Mateo.
Camps offer programs in math, writing, Lego robotics,
biology, art, acting and sports. Grades: 5-8.
De Anza College Academy
Elementary School Academy (Grades 1-5) St. Joseph
of Cupertino; Middle School Academy (Grades 6-9),
Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale; High School
Academy (Grades 9-12) De Anza College, Cupertino;
Python Programming for Beginners Camps (Grades
7-12) De Anza College, Cupertino. 408-864-8817.
Overview: De Anza College Academy offers not-forcredit
enrichment and studies skills classes during
the summer and throughout the academic year. The
Academy is open to all students in grades 1-12 and
offers engaging real-world experiences in a supportive
environment. Led by credentialed programming,
robotics and integrated engineering teachers who
are alums of elite universities such as MIT Stanford
and SJSU, and tech titans such as Google and HP,
classes allow students to flex their engineering and
programming abilities in a fun and intensive environment.
De Anza’s academically inspirational, fun
and rigorous program builds an empowering foundation
for lifelong learning.
Dates: June 17-July 12
Rates: Vary by program
Enrollment: Begins Feb. 20 until full.
Fusion Academy. Los Gatos, 408/354-0743; Palo
Alto, 866/514-7520; San Mateo, 650/312-8305.
www.fusionacademy.com. Customized programs
with drop-in availability. Grades 6-12.
Girls Middle School. 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo
Alto. 650/968.8338. www.girlsms.org. Camp is sure
to spark each girl’s imagination while she discovers,
builds and creates her strength through interdisciplinary
activities. Grades: 4-7.
The Great Books Summer Program. Stanford
University. 866-480-7323. www.greatbookssummer.
com. Read and discuss literary works, write fiction
and act in a Shakespeare play. Grades: 6-12.
Preschool Campus (Ages 3-5) 4525 Union Ave., San
Jose, 408/553-5700 Lower School Campus (K-5)
4300 Bucknall Road., San Jose, 408/871-4600;
Middle School Campus (6-8) 3800 Blackford Ave.,
San Jose, 408/248-2510; Upper School Campus
(9-12) 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. 408/249-2510.
Overview: When the school year ends, there are
still lots of opportunities for academic improvement
and recreational fun at The Harker School. A special
pre- school summer program engages little kids
with art, music and STEM, while children in grades
K-5 may partake in Summer Camp+, which nurtures
math and language arts skills or literary knowledge.
The Summer Institute provides rigorous for-credit
and non-credit academics for students in grades