My Enrichment Summer 2013 My Enrichment is NOT managing any programs for the 2013 summer. Below is a list of providers offering summer programs. Please contact them directly.
Alliance Francaise de Denver: The Alliance Française is a worldwide non-profit, cultural and educational center founded in Paris in 1883. A network of over 1,100 chapters in 138 countries, the Alliance Française has 146 locations in the United States alone, serving over 400,000 students. The Denver branch, called the Alliance Française de Denver was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Denver Metro area. It is also the only French language, culture, and resource center in Colorado. The mission of the Alliance Française is to encourage the study of French cultures and language and to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic, and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community. For more information contact: Sarper, Leyla ~ email@example.com ~ 303.831.0304 ~ www.afdenver.org.
Anderson Athletic Academy: Matt Anderson is from Wisconsin and has been managing youth athletic programs for the last 7 years. He studied under one of Americas Top 50 Golf Instructors for Kids. He also managed multiple golf clubs in Wisconsin before moving to Colorado. He has instructed 1,000’s of golfers as young as 3 years old and as talented as a collegiate “All-American.” Matt’s favorite part of teaching is tailoring his instruction to work with each individual’s different strengths and weakness. His goal is to introduce the basics of golf and have fun! For more information contact: Anderson, Matt ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 720-917-9206
Artful Journey: Artful Journey believes true creativity emerges when basic skills are combined with original thought. We give our students the practical tools they need in order to express the uniqueness that lives inside each and every one of us. Using a structured step-by-step method, we teach our students to see what is before them in order to translate those images onto paper. Here at Artful Journey, we believe that the joy of creating art is not meant for a chosen few…those seemingly born with the gift of talent. Art is available to everyone! Basic core skills applied to ideas and imagination allow us all to access the satisfaction of creation. As a result, confidence, problem solving skills, and the pleasure of creating something from nothing come pouring forth from our students. So, come take an Artful Journey with us……and let us open your eyes to a whole new world! For more information contact: Dellepiane, Rhonda ~ email@example.com ~ 303.797.6092 ~ www.artfuljourneyschools.com.
CELL Science: Colorado Experiential Learning Lab (CELL) in it's Thirteenth year as an after school enrichment program and is sponsored by a charitable Colorado non-profit organization in partnership with DPS. Mr. Lauren Wilson, a science educator and founder of CELL Science, offers students an opportunity to participate in programs thoughout the year. With over 20 different curriculums, your child will never be bored learning about electricity, magnetism, chemistry, or aerodynamics. For more information contact: Wilson, Lauren ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 303.752.3300
City Strings Guitar: Classes are taught in a playful and encouraging setting where everyone's learning style is honored. An acoustic guitar is required for each program. For more information contact: Dacpano, Jen ~ email@example.com ~ 720.341.9737 ~ www.citystringsguitar.com.
Summer Music Camps-All Levels, Ages 7-15 ~ Guitar & Songwriting, June 17-21 $260 ~ Guitar Mash-Up and Flash Mob, July 15-19 $260 ~ 10am-3pm at Denver's East High School.
Creative Dance Kids: Creative Dance Kids is a Denver based After School Dance program for children ages 3 - 13. Students participating in our after school dance classes are provided with a physical, creative outlet that encourages each child to discover his/her individual talents. Children will demonstrate important concepts such as body awareness, pattern and sequencing, physical development, and musical awareness. These skills support academic improvement by promoting higher thinking abilities, spatial intelligence, concentration, and creative thinking. Classes enhance students’ self esteem by providing an opportunity for accomplishment in an artistic, fun, and non-competitive environment. We are proudly teaching young feet to dance in over 25 public and private schools throughout Denver. For more information contact: Scheich, Yana ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 303.885.8375 ~ www.creativedancekids.com.
Denver World Music Studio: Music is a part of human life. We truly believe this at the Denver World Music Studio, which is why we integrate music lessons with cultural education to provide students in the Denver Metropolitan Area with the opportunities to engage with global issues through music. At the same time, students can find and study the kind of music that speaks to them and learn to be part of a musical community. We offer opportunities through private lessons, group classes, ensembles, and musicking events. What makes us unique: we provide students with the opportunity to study a variety of world music ~ we integrate socio-cultural education with music; and ~ we are a musical community through which students develop their sense of belonging in the world. For more information contact: Spencer, Michael ~ email@example.com ~ (303) 997-0311 ~ www.denverworldmusicstudio.com.
Executive Arts: Executive Arts LLC, DBA Play On! is a locally owned and operated small business that encourages Denver-area school age children to explore their passion of the arts through individualized enrichment classes and summer camps. These highly collaborative performing arts programs use a hands-on creative approach that allows for a student to find their voice on the stage and beyond. We value the ability to grow along with our students and are delighted to continue to provide life-long learning opportunities in the community we have called home for more than 30 years. For more information contact: Galt, Rachel ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 720.480.2286 ~ www.executiveartsonline.com.
Forensics Fun: Stacey Hervey teaches Criminal Justice and Forensics for Denver Public Schools and Metro State College. Before becoming a teacher, she worked for the Boulder Police Department. She has numerous teaching awards and was the FBI community leader for 2009. She loves using forensics to help youth learn about science and math in a fun environment. For more information contact: Hervey, Stacey ~ email@example.com ~ 720.423.6644 ~ www.crimeandforensics.com.
John Babiak Presents: Through enrichment classes including Kitchen Science Just for Kids, Popular Science 4Kids, Science Explorers Club,Nature Rangers, Under the Big Blue Sea, Xtreme Kickball, and The Comedy Club, John Babiak engages students in popular science, technology, nature and recreational athletics. As a character-based educator, a.k.a. Nature Ranger John, Farmer John, Chef John, Coach John and Scientist John, he has come to appreciate that his students learn best through a cooperative discovery process. Together, they explore, share and gain knowledge. His students learn to be patient and use their senses. John assists students perform hands-on investigations, experiments and activities. Demonstrations using resources from local museums and regional educational centers, as well as from his rather extensive science and technology library, are incorporated into his teaching approach. In addition to learning and having fun, emphasis is placed on teamwork, safety and good character. John has been developing and leading enrichment classes for pre-K through 7th grade children since 2002. He leads weekly classes at many schools in the DPS district. Previously he worked in the biotechnology industry for over two decades. In the summer, he directs the Nature Rangers Day Camp at the RMANWR located in northeast Denver. He is a member of the Professional Association of Colorado Educators, North American Association for Environmental Education and the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. He is a licensed youth soccer and baseball coach. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (formerly Colorado Fusion SC) and the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges organization. He is the father of a son in 3rd grade, another in middle school, and a daughter in high school. He and his son Marko write a monthly column, “Take a Hike” for the Front Porch newspaper. He is an avid gardener, photographer, SCUBA diver and capable chef. For more information contact: Babiak, John ~ NatureRangerJohn@aol.com ~ 510.684.8370.
jumpNrope: jumpNrope was founded in 2006 by 5-time world champion rope skipper, Molly Metz. After 27 years of jumping experience, travelling to over 35 countries and conducting 1,000s of workshops, clinics and camps she is bringing all of this “home” by offering jump rope as a mainstream sport to your school and community. Rhyming, chanting, jumping on the playground… is this how you remember jump rope? Although memorable and fun, the sport has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Plans to include the sport into the Olympics are underway. jumpNrope instructs kids to learn all the fundamentals of rope skipping including: Single Rope, chinese Wheel, Double Dutch and Long Rope skills. With over 10,000 tricks to learn! Now in over 40 locations in Colorado and over 1,000 kids jumping rope! For more information contact: Metz, Peggy ~ Peggy@jumpnrope.com ~ 303-619-8213 ~ www.jumpNrope.com.
KidStage: KidStage is an after-school drama program which involves acting classes, theatre activities and performance opportunities for kids of all ages. The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice, theatre terminology, and much more. At the end of the classes, KidStage Kids have the opportunity to perform in a production. Kids have the opportunity to do it all on stage and off—we’ve had kids as actors, singers, dancers, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians, prop masters and costume designers. Everyone has the opportunity to participate—no one will be left out of the performance! For more information contact: Miles, Alyssa ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 720.252.4900 ~ www.kidstage.net.
Kinder Kixx: Founded in 2004, Kinder Kixx mission is to introduce children to the game of soccer in a fun and positive environment. We believe in the power of lots of encouragement and high fives. Kinder Kixx teaches children the basic skills of soccer, enabling them to transition into more competitive leagues as they grow up. Our unique approach to soccer skills development gives a child the confidence he or she needs to explore the game of soccer in a supportive, safe environment. Working with schools and childcare centers, Kinder Kixx is a supplemental program that gives children a healthy, active, and educational experience each week. For more information contact: Druck, Peter ~ email@example.com ~ 303.931.4218 ~ www.kinderkixx.com.
Les Petits Voisins: Susanna Michalec received her B.A. in French Area Studies from Cornell University, and her M.A. in French Literature from Boston College. She studied abroad in Paris through New York University and at Paris VII: Jussieu. Susanna also worked as a jeune fille au pair in France, an experience which inspired her to speak French at home with her own four children. She taught French at Boston College and at the University of Denver, as well as at Brookline and Hamilton-Wenham Regional High Schools near Boston, MA; she also taught Latin at the Kent Denver School. This year three of her children will attend Westerly Creek Elementary and she is thrilled to be able to offer a French program to this wonderful community and voisinage! For more information contact: Michalec, Susanna ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (303) 819-7623.
Mad Science in Colorado: Mad Science offers a large selection of after-school, preschool, summer and vacation programs, workshops, special events and birthday parties. From entertaining educational programs to educational entertainment, Mad Science sparks imaginative learning. All Mad Science programs are presented by trained professional instructors. We guarantee to enchant and amaze the audience. We gear our programs to help you achieve your desired outcome. Whether it is a birthday party or a corporate training session, we can help. For more information contact: Thon, Bernie ~ email@example.com ~ 303.403.0432 ~ www.madscience.org/locations/colorado.
Movement Madness: Movement Madness was founded by Jenny Cargile, a single mother of three children who has spent most of her life working with kids. She has a BA in Recreation\Physical Education from Huntington College where she also played tennis for two years. She has 12 years experience coaching soccer (ages 6-10), 8 years coaching youth coach pitch baseball (ages 6-10), 5 years coaching basketball (ages 6-10) and 4 years running sports camps in the summer. She spent 1 year as program director at The Little Gym , 11 years running her own parents day out program and the last five years teaching sports enrichment classes at Steele Elementary, four years Cory Elementary, two years at University Park, Sandoval Elementary and Chrildren's Center Preschool. For more information contact: Cargile, Jenny ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 303.305.8072.
Omniform Karate: Dr. Frank Elliott is a doctor in Chiropractic medicine since 1982 and has been practicing martial arts since 1971. He created the practice of Omniform Martial Arts in 1990 to meet the needs of the whole person’s mind, body, and consciousness. The program is designed to support students mastering their own physical and mental abilities to provide access to an extraordinary life. While all members of his family are Black Belts, embodying potent skills of self-confidence, courage, keen awareness, self-discipline and happiness to name a few, he also inspires other family to take on Omniform as a family adventure. For more information contact: Elliott, Frank ~ email@example.com ~ 720.732.5958 ~ www.omniformmartialarts.com.
Pi Q Math: Founded by women with engineering degrees and children enrolled in DPS school, Pi Q Math was developed to engage children's minds with what matters most to them, play. Through games, your child develops their own reasons to use and to excel at math. Pi Q Math is not Tutoring. Pi Q Math is practicing math through play. Pi Q Math is Fun. "My son went to 2 days of your camp and is now asking for more. Congratulations on devising a wonderful program!" ~ Shalini, Denver. For more information contact: Agarwala, Anjalika ~ info@piQmath.com ~ 720.263.5502 ~ www.piQmath.com.
Play-Well TEKnologies: Play-Well TEKnologies was founded by Tim Bowen in 1997. Introduced to the LEGO® building system in 1996 and recognizing it to be both a popular play medium and a tremendous learning medium, Tim began to develop projects which drew on his professional experience and combined the elements of fun, challenge, and learning. He began operating a summer camp program in 1997, followed by after school enrichment classes in 1998. With steady growth of the company, project development is now undertaken by a staff of instructors bent on constantly improving the programs. At Play-Well TEKnologies we strive to: build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, foster a greater appreciation of how things work, and encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self reliance, and self confidence in children. For more information contact: Angcay, Rob ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 720.515.8582 ~ www.play-well.org.
Radiant Beginnings Yoga: Julie Campilio has always known that empowering and connecting with kids was her passion, and she feels grateful to be living her life’s purpose. When she discovered her love for yoga in 2004, she instantly knew that she wanted to bring this gift to children. Julie’s seven years of experience as a nanny, preschool teacher, and substitute teacher give her a diverse familiarity with child dynamics. This is complemented by her energetic spirit and natural ability to reach out to children, making her practice truly unique. In 2006, Julie completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and educational studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts. In 2007, she interned as a school psychologist, working with children in small and large groups and creating lesson plans that encouraged confidence, respect, and appreciation. After finishing school and traveling internationally, she made Denver her home. Since relocating to Denver, Julie has earned her 200-hour yoga training certificate through the Samadhi Center for Yoga and completed her children’s yoga training through Story Time Yoga, Yoga Ed., and Yoga Calm. For more information contact: Campilio, Julie ~ email@example.com ~ 978.314.4363 ~ www.RadiantBeginningsYoga.com.
Science Matters in Colorado: Science Matters in America is offering an exciting and educational summer camp program for children five through eleven years of age. The "Science Journeys" Summer Camp is intelligently designed with a variety of stimulating activities at 11 locations across Denver and Colorado Springs. Our flexible schedule makes it easy for your children to attend all four science topics. Enroll now to get special early discounts on pricing. For more information go to http://www.sciencematters.tv/Camps.do.
Small Hands Art: Small Hands Art (soon to be Spark It Studios) encourages learning through the process of art making, while helping to foster children's creative energy. In class young artists experiment with many types of tools and media, including clay, glaze, paper, pencils, paint, beads and found objects. Classes are meant as a time for freedom in artistic creation and most of all a time to enjoy the process. For more information contact: Young, Ansley ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 303-349-0961 ~ www.smallhandsart.com.
Sticky Fingers Cooking: Fun, Delicious Cooking and Eating Classes for Your Kids at their own school. Our after school cooking classes are carefully designed to cultivate culinary curiosity in school age children! We explore a seasonally abundant feature ingredient and practice a range of cooking skills, all in a safe and engaging environment that encourages lots of imagination and self-expression! Imagine your child being introduced to new, exciting and healthy foods through food history, geography, social studies, botany, nutrition, math-skills, team building, silly jokes and of course by preparing and tasting! All of our Sticky Fingers trained cooking instructors, share lifetime love of cooking and a passion for cooking with kids! We have Montessori school teachers, art teachers, acting & music teachers, culinary school teachers, summer camp directors, catering chefs and graduates from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris on our talented team of accredited cooking instructors. Three core values underpin the classes we teach Sticky Fingers Cooking: respect for children, respect for families and respect for the environment. Chosen as "Top of the Town" by 5280 Magazine. For more information contact: Fletter, Erin ~ email@example.com ~ 303.648.4078 ~ www.stickyfingerscooking.com.
Tammy Wiley: A typical child loses more than a month’s worth of knowledge in math, reading and language arts during the summer months. This program was created to help all students retain the basics of numbers and words, each morning’s instruction will emphasize continuing development of skills. We will reinforce grade-level benchmarks and extensions. Each child will receive individual attention each day and lessons will also be differentiated to focus skills. The is for incoming Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. In the afternoon, students will develop arts, crafts, and cooking skills while learning valuable math and language concepts. Enrichment activities will include music, games, science experiments, and outdoor play. All programs will be offered at Ashley Elementary School. For more information contact: Wiley, Tammy ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 720.404.2643.
Way of the Wild: Way of the Wild (WOW), a Colorado nonprofit, was founded by Mary Margaret Sweeney, as a way to connect children, youth and adults to their innate intuitive wisdom and transformative power through developing an intimate relationship with the natural world. Mary earned her PhD in psychology and has been mentoring children and adults in primitive wilderness skills since 2003. Since 1988, Mary has taught applied and theoretical psychology and education in various colleges and corporations. Her interest in wilderness therapy inspired her to pursue combining these career interests. WOW teachers mentor children in the development of this relationship, through experiences that capitalize on children’s innate passion for life. Using vision quests and group nature experiences, primitive skills, sacred hunt, naturalist knowledge, plant medicine, expressive arts, eco poetry, crafts, meditation and contemplative approaches, archery, bow making, scout skills and more, children have a chance to know themselves and access their inner wisdom, the only true power we have. For more information contact: Sweeney, Mary ~ email@example.com ~ 603-554-7433 ~ www.wayofthewild.org.
Young Rembrandts of Southeast Denver: A Different Kind of Learning. A Powerful Kind of Fun...We teach drawing with a see - touch - do method that all kids can succeed with, learn from and love! The secret to our success is that children ALREADY love to draw - we just take their love a little further, by giving them a solid foundation that will take their drawings from doodles to confidence-boosting achievements. During our once-a-week classes, we use an innovative step-by-step approach on drawing topics your kids can relate to and learn from. Watch your child reach a new level of potential with this engaging, award-winning program. Young Rembrandts is a different kind of learning and a powerful kind of fun! For more information contact: McDaniel, Julie ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 303-221-4433 ~ www.youngrembrandts.com/sedenver.
Young Rembrandts of Southwest Denver: Young Rembrandts is the art program with a difference. Our exclusive program dispels the myth that art is a talent a child has or doesn't have. We view art not merely as a talent but as a skill that can - and should be learned by all children. We teach the drawing skills children need. Our curriculum introduces concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge and enrich their visual vocabularies, their imagination and their minds. Young Rembrandts is based on an acclaimed, step-by-step drawing method that works hand-in-hand with our original, innovative curriculum developed by a team of artists and educators. Our singular approach is designed to tap into the three modalities children use to learn: visual, auditory and tactile/kinesthetic. Our step-by-step curriculum and tiered lesson plans form a sequential, ordered teaching process. Of course, above all, Young Rembrandts was created to be fun. We intentionally offer child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark children's interest and increase knowledge retention, never losing sight that children learn best when they are engaged and entertained. For more information contact: Strong, Carolyn ~ email@example.com ~ 719.358.9771 ~ www.youngrembrandts.com/denversw-monument-CO.