Summer Camp 2018

S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp programs in San Ramon

LEGO® Robots!Studio Art!Sports Camp!

Panache Academie will feature 10 weeks of S.T.E.A.M. summer camp programs for 2018, from June 4 through August 9. We’ll offer week-long specialty camps including LEGO® Robotics and Engineering, Studio Pictorial Art, and Sports (for an additional fee), as well as our year-round S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ curriculum, including language arts, math, science, video game programming, digital media, photography, animation and video. We will also arrange 3-4 field trips over the course of the summer to educational destinations such as Chabot Space Center and Oakland Zoo.

Schedule and details are subject to change. Field trips and specialty camps will be contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements. Specialty Camps will be offered from 9AM-12PM and will take the place of regularly scheduled morning S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ camp activities.

Space is limited, enroll now.


Daily Schedule:

M T W Th F
8:00-9:00 Student Arrival — Huddle Student Arrival — Huddle Student Arrival — Huddle Student Arrival — Huddle Student Arrival — Huddle
9:00-10:00 Language Arts / Public Speaking Language Arts / Public Speaking Language Arts / Public Speaking Language Arts / Public Speaking Language Arts / Public Speaking
10:00-10:30 A.M. Snack A.M. Snack A.M. Snack A.M. Snack A.M. Snack
10:30-11:30 Math Math Math Math Math
11:30-12:30 Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors
1:30-2:15 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #1 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #1 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #1 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #1 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #1
2:15-2:45 Break / Quiet Time Break / Quiet Time Break / Quiet Time Break / Quiet Time Break / Quiet Time
2:45-3:15 Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors
3:15-4:00 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #2 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #2 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #2 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #2 S.T.E.L.L.A.R. #2
4:00-4:15 P.M. Snack P.M. Snack P.M. Snack P.M. Snack P.M. Snack
5:00-6:30 Teacher’s Choice Teacher’s Choice Teacher’s Choice Teacher’s Choice Teacher’s Choice

Weekly Schedule:

S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ theme Specialty Camp:
June 4 – 8 Ocean
June 11 – 15 Color Studio Art
June 18 – 22 Cooking
June 25 – 29 Nature Botany Camp
July 2-3, 5-6
(closed Wednesday July 4)
Get Messy!
July 9 – 13 Sports Sports Camp
July 16 – 20 Cars and Vehicles
July 23 – 27 Dramatic Play Theater Camp
July 30 – August 3 Robots LEGO® Robotics and Engineering
August 6 – 9 Celebration

S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M.? Try S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™!

Summer Camp is a time for fun along with learning. At Academie, we will have blocks of time dedicated to learning concepts to ensure that students combat the “brain drain” that occurs during the summer months; however, we also want kids to be able to let loose and feel like it is summer. What does that look like?

S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ – Our curriculum provides students with the balance between traditional academia and cutting-edge learning which caters to their passions, with classes developed by professional scientists, engineers, artists and designers. We include Language Arts, Math, Public Speaking, Science, Engineering, Art (digital and studio) in our daily and weekly lessons. Blocks of time will be allocated for activities on a weekly rotational basis. For example, during STELLAR projects, students will rotate between Scientixium lab, Artixeda Minor studio, Texniol Enginuitix lab and other extra-curriculars.

We’ll explore these constellations:

  • Scientixium: Hands-on learning about Earth science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Texniol Borealis: Technology — 3D printing, Chrome Lab, Digital Art
  • Enginuitix: Instruction in 3D modeling, Coding and Robotics
  • Lexicorion: Engagement in Creative Writing, Debate Skills, and Public Speaking
  • Logixeon: Practice with Logic and Reasoning
  • Artixeda Major: Instruction and hands-on learning in Studio and Fine Art — Art theory, history, styles and media
  • Rationixia Minor: Accelerated Math Practice

Read more about our S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ Curriculum here…

Summer S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™

All Summer Camp students (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) will participate in our daily S.T.E.L.L.A.R.™ curriculum, including:


Kids will learn fundamental concepts and principles of computer science, while gaining hands on experience in coding their own video games and other programs. Beginning with block-based coding systems using graphic symbols (Scratch Jr.) in Kindergarten, students will learn more complex coding concepts in the middle grades using Scratch, then transition in 4th and 5th grade to beginning to program in Python, learning a programming language with many real-world applications.

Digital Art:

Students will learn and practice creative art in a variety of digital media, including pixel art, photo manipulation, vector art, typography, photography, animation and videography. Summer lessons will focus on photography and video, so we encourage students to bring their own digital camera for use in class. (Any model using a standard SD memory card or USB connection for file transfer is acceptable.)

Specialty Camp: Studio Art

Artist's Easel constellation (Pictor)

June 11 – 15

Come spend a week learning the ins and outs of being a studio artist, from blending colors on the color wheel to painting on wood panels and canvases! Try your hand at charcoal still lives and pastel landscapes.

Your child will be exposed to a variety of art forms and expressions of art. They will be able to explore and work with different materials to sculpt and build — and of course they will be taking home some magnificently unique masterpieces that you can put on display for friends and family!

Recommended minimum age 7.

A child's self-portrait painted in acrylics

Specialty Camp: Sports Camp


July 9 – 13

This specialty camp will be physically charged. We will spend our mornings off campus at the local park introducing your child to a variety of team sports.

We will play soccer, hockey and kickball, have relay races, conquer obstacle courses, make it through high intensity boot camps, make fitness goals and work to achieve them.


Kids will learn about agility, work on coordination, and gain stamina. They will train to develop self-discipline while exploring the priceless life skill of teamwork and achieving self-worth through effort and encouragement.

Specialty Camp: LEGO® Robotics and Engineering

Robot constellation

Build! Program! Compete!

July 30 – August 3

In this one-week intensive camp, students will learn basic principles of engineering, robotics and coding / programming using LEGO® WeDo 2.0 and EV3 Mindstorms LEGO® sets. Kids will enjoy fun, hands-on activities that introduce engineering concepts including simple machines such as levers, wheels, pulleys and gear ratios, and programming concepts such as inputs, outputs, sequences, loops, if/then conditions, events and data structures. Kids will develop their curiosity and imagination while building skills they can carry into future science, technology, engineering arts and math (S.T.E.A.M.) classes, projects and careers.

Robotic LEGO® cranes
Robotic LEGO® cranes

DISCLAIMER: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this website, program, curriculum or organization.

Specialty Camp: Botany

Microscope constellation

June 25 – 29

Learn all about plants with Ms. Tiffany!

Students will be taking field trips to parks to photograph and study flowers in nature, doing flower based art projects and planting different types of flowers.

Specialty Camp: Theater Camp

Constellation with Tragedy and Comedy masks

July 23 – 27

Have fun acting and performing!

Details coming soon…