Summer Camp

SUMMER CAMP 4-week bundle July 6-31,2020 INFORMATION click here>>

Our objective at Bee Best Learning Center is for students to experience continued learning during the summer weeks, while also having the opportunity to engage in fun and energetic activities. 

*** Due to the updated orders by the Alameda County Health Department, Bee Best Learning Center can no longer offer a weekly summer camp. All summer camp registrations received prior to June 12, 2020, are cancelled.  Starting the week of June 15, Bee Best Learning Center will be offering registration for a 4-week bundle camp for July 6 – July 31, 2020, based on the Alameda County Health Department summer camp guidelines. Each social group will be limited to a maximum of 10 students and up to 2 staff. ***

4-week bundle July 6-31, 2020 Summer Sessions 

Hours

Our center is open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday throughout the summer. 

Discovery Summer Camp                        

FULL DAY Option                                       8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday

HALF DAY Morning Option                  8:00 am – 12:30 pm Monday through Friday

HALF DAY Afternoon Option              1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday

 

Entering Grades (in fall 2020)

Students registering for our Discovery Summer Camp should be entering the following grades in the fall:

Kindergarten through 6th grades (5-11 years old)

 

Tuition Fees

Discovery Summer Camp (academic curriculum, enrichment classes, & fun activities for grades K-6); Only offered as a 4-week bundle from July 6 – July 31, 2020.

*** Only 4-week bundle camps will be offered based on the Alameda County Health Department guideline for summer camps. No partial or individual weeks may be offered. Students must attend the first week of the 4-week bundle.

 

 

4-week Bundle TUITION

     Discovery Summer Camp 4-week bundle TUITION

                   FULL DAY

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

$1300

                   HALF DAY Morning

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

$700

                   HALF DAY Afternoon

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

$700

 

Safety Guidelines

Our center will implement the safety guidance and procedures as directed by the Alameda County Health Department which include the following changes:

● Students will be assigned to a stable group of 10 or fewer children with up to 2 staff for the duration of the 4-week program. Family members living in the same household will be in the same group.

● Students and staff will remain with the same stable group throughout each day for the full 4 weeks and will not mix with other groups or students.

● Staff will wear masks while onsite. Masks are optional for students.

● Each student must bring their own school supply box with them daily which is clearly labeled with their full name and contains the following items:  3 writing pencils, 1 eraser brick, several colored pencils, 1 small box of crayons, 1 pair of scissors, and 2 glue sticks. This is required so there is no sharing of common items among students. Please use a permanent marker to write your child’s initials on each item inside the supply box.

● Students should also bring a favorite reading book which is clearly labeled with their full name on the front cover or on a piece of tape attached to the front cover. (We will not be providing our normal reading book selection for students to eliminate sharing of common items among students.)

● Staff and students will be required to complete a daily wellness check, which includes having their temperatures taken upon arrival and check-in.

● Parents will drop off and pick up their children at the curb so there is no contact between parents and other families. Staff will be outside to monitor and escort students.

● We will adhere to a rigorous daily disinfection and cleaning routine in addition to safety and social distancing protocols. This includes all tables, chairs, door handles, and any other surfaces/materials that may be touched by more than one person.

● Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the center for students and staff to use as needed. Everyone will be required to use sanitizer (or wash their hands in the bathroom with soap and water) upon entering the building, before exiting the restrooms, and before eating snacks or lunch.

● Each stable group will have a minimum of 7 students and maximum of 10 students. Each group will be assigned a specific classroom with the majority of all camp activities occurring in the classroom so there is no contact with other groups or students.

● At this time, we are only accepting a maximum of 50 students into our summer program.

 

Lunch, Snack, & Water Bottles

● Full Day summer camp students must bring their own bag lunches clearly labeled with their full name. No warming up food is provided. Purchased lunches will not be available.

● Half Day summer camp students will not be eating lunch at the center. They are expected to eat their lunches off our property either after pickup or before drop-off.

● Light snacks will be provided every morning and afternoon. We will only offer individually wrapped snacks (such as granola bars, graham cracker cookies, etc).  Students may also bring their own snacks from home (which are clearly labeled with their full name).

● All students should bring their own filled water bottle that is clearly labeled with their full name.

Due to the number of children with food allergies, Bee Best Learning Center is a peanut-free and tree-nut-free zone.

 

Registration Process

Registration for our summer program is processed on a first-come first-served basis in the order that both the completed online registration form and full payment are received. We have limited capacity for each social group. No drop-ins are permitted.

All summer camp registrations must be completed online (click here for Online Registration Portal).  To complete your registration process, submit the amount due via the emailed invoice through online ACH payment or by check to our office. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to BBLC, and please write “Summer Camp” and your child’s full name in the notes/memo section. Your child’s full name is your account number. Then print your email response for the registration, attach your full payment, and bring/mail to Bee Best Learning Center at 20394 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546. (Note: for new families, a $35 one-time registration fee will be applied to your invoice.)

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A partial refund or credit will be given for any changes or cancellations made in writing or via email prior to the camp’s start date with the following constraints:

● 60% refund for cancellation notices received more than 1 calendar week before camp’s start date.

● No refunds will be made when cancellation is received less than 1 calendar week before the camp start date.

● The only exception to our cancellation process is student illness with a doctor’s note stating that student’s camp attendance is medically inadvisable. The doctor’s note must be submitted with your written request in order to receive a refund (full or partial).

 

DISCOVERY SUMMER CAMP

 

Discovery Summer Camp includes both Full Day and Half Day options. Each option offers a combination of both academics and fun enrichment activities which will vary daily. Our objective is for students to experience continued learning while also having the opportunity to engage in fun activities.

Our Discovery Summer Camp is for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade in fall 2020 and is available in Full Day and Half Day options. The academic curriculum includes mathematics and reading/grammar worksheets. (No foreign language classes will be offered this summer.)  The fun enrichment activities include science projects, building activities, storytelling, brain boosting games/activities, painting, and origami. Fridays will include a short educational children’s video for all camp students. Full Day camp students may also watch a family-friendly fun movie on Friday afternoons. (No field trips will be offered this summer.)

 

 

DISCOVERY CAMP SCHEDULE  –  FULL DAY OPTION   

Full Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Group Games, Reading, Fun Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Introductions & Attendance & Morning Snack

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Academic Curriculum:

Math & Language Art Worksheets

Watch Educational Children Video &

Do Related Activity

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Indoor / Outdoor Activities & Lunch

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fun Enrichment Activities (varies each day):

Craft Time, Brain Boosters, Building Activities, Storytelling, Painting, Science Projects, Origami

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Snack & Indoor / Outdoor Activities

Watch Family Friendly Movie

       

This is a sample of our daily schedule.  Note:  Daily schedules are subject to change.

All indoor activities will be conducted within the assigned Social Group and Classroom.

 

DISCOVERY CAMP SCHEDULE  –  HALF DAY OPTIONs   

(includes academic curriculum, enrichment classes, & fun activities)

Half Day Morning

Half Day Afternoon

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 am – 9:30 am

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Group Games, Reading, Fun Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Introductions & Attendance & Snack

9:30 am –11:00 am

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Academic Curriculum:

Math & Language Art Worksheets

Watch Educational Children Video & Do Related Activity

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fun Enrichment Activities (varies each day):

Craft Time, Brain Boosters, Building Activities, Storytelling, Painting, Science Projects, Origami

This is a sample of our daily schedule.  Note:  Daily schedules are subject to change.

All indoor activities will be conducted within the assigned Social Group and Classroom.

 

All the academic curriculum and fun/enrichment classes listed below are included in our Discovery Summer Camp tuition. Our objective at Bee Best Learning Center is for our summer students to experience a combination of continued academic learning and fun, enriching activities.

 

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

The following academic subjects are included in our Discovery Summer Camp. Both math and English will be covered each week on Mondays through Thursdays.

 

Mathematics

Through Accelerated Math’s technology, we create individualized practice assignments tailored at each child’s level. The personalized worksheets will keep every child motivated and challenged. Your children will tackle new objectives and improve their math skills. Each week we provide ongoing feedback on your child’s daily practice skills.

 

English (Reading/Grammar)

This program enhances and expands language arts concepts taught during the school year. We primarily use grade appropriate language worksheets from well-known publishers. This will help your child meet the state standards and challenge them to achieve higher levels. 

 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES & FUN ACTIVITIES

Enrichment and fun activities are taught Monday through Friday each week in our Discovery Summer Camp. The specific activities will vary daily and will include some of the following:

 

Craft Time

Enjoy using a variety of art supplies to create fun craft projects, such as air-dry clay, collage art, sand art, stamp art, painted plant pots, and more.

Brain Boosters 

Through fun worksheets, group games, and activities (analogies, deductive guessing games, group strategy activities, mystery stories), students will boost their reasoning and problem-solving skills and strategies.

 

 

Building Activities

Students will explore various types of construction and design as they are challenged to build towers, catapults, and floating structures using common household items and art supplies. Students will be learning and applying STEM educational concepts such as discovering the effects of weight distribution and balance on objects.

 

Storytelling

Students are encouraged to design short stories with a combination of creative writing and art to enhance their inventive thinking and illustrative skills. Students will create story booklets, cartoons, and comic strips while focusing on proper word usage, grammar, and punctuation. There will also be opportunities for students to share their stories orally in the class with emphasis on improving presentation skills.

Painting

Students create their own works of art based on styles of the artists that made them famous using watercolors or tempera paints. Students will also learn interesting facts about the artists and painting styles. Sample projects may include creating their own geometric-style of Picasso’s cubism, making an Andy Warhol pop masterpiece, painting visible strokes of Van Gough’s impressionism, and experiencing the dream like style of Marc Chagall.

 

Science Projects

Educational science experiments and activities will help students explore the world around us and identify how science applies to our everyday lives. Topics include wind energy, photosynthesis, brain functions, friction, magnetism, air pressure, and more.

Origami

While learning and practicing this timeless Asian art of creating three dimensional objects out of paper, students should also experience improvement in these areas: problem-solving skills, spatial reasoning, focus, following directions, math skills of symmetry and rudimentary geometry, and fine motor skills.

Indoor Games

Students may play a variety of indoor group games including bingo and trivia, or solitary activities like Lego building and puzzles. (All materials will be sanitized after each use.)

 

Outdoor Play

Students may be escorted outside to our gated and covered patio area for fresh air and to play games that do not involve sharing objects and include social distancing (such as hopscotch and Simon Says type activities).

 

Friday Fun Days

Fridays are typically a more fun and relaxed day in our summer camp programs. (There will be no theme-filled activities and no visits from Professional Entertainers this summer.)  All summer camp students will watch an educational children’s video/program on Fridays with their assigned social group in their assigned classroom. Afterwards, the educational concept will be discussed within their group, and the students will then complete a worksheet or activity to help reinforce the educational concept. Only Full Day summer camp students will watch a fun family-friendly movie on Friday afternoons with their assigned social group.

Note:  All listed activities and projects are subject to change.