Youth Programs

Competitive Robotics Boot Camp

LEGO® Mindstorms EV3

Ages 8-14
CSD Norm Rowett Pavilion


Robotics is a fun way to learn engineering concepts and Competitive Robotics not only develops creativity and ingenuity but also enhances a host of soft skills like presentation skills and teamwork.  This boot camp introduces various game play challenges-following complex lines, wrestling sumo-bots and solving mazes, to name a few and extends the basics using an in-depth exploration of competitive robots.  These activities will challenge bothe experienced students and beginners alike. Student teams will build LEGO Mindstroms EV3 mobile robots and program them using graphical user interface.  They will use sensors to solve the various challenges.(the students will NOT be able to take any of their LEGO creations)  On the final day, students will showcase their competitive Sumo-bots.  This camp is designed to help students develop the 21st century, creative-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills required to success in school and beyond.  Let your child have fun while getting a head start engineering and robotics.  Please bring $20 material fee to the first class. (Campers: please bring snacks and lunch)

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Chess Academy
Instructor: Chess Academy Staff

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Mysteries of Matter
Instuctor: Mad Science   1st - 5th Grades
Explore the states of matter and be amazed by awesome sound vibrations, incredible bug survival strategies and the beautiful and wonderful world of ....garbage?  Yuck!  You'll enjoy truly electrifying hands-on activities, radical chemical reactions and you'll witness matter transform before your eyes as you handle he experiments yourself and see just how cool it can be to satisfy your scientific curiosity.
BUSD No class: 3/7, 3/8

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NEW!  Fairy Garden Party
Instructor: Nicole Macauley
Come fly with us for an enchanting adventure of fairy wings, pixie dust, and fairy gardens.  Once a week we will be in our own "Neverland" creating beautiful floral crowns, magic wands, fairy houses, painted rocks, magic potions and fairy gardens!  Please bring a $32 material fee.

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NEW!  Nature Hike
Instructor: Maddie Brown
A weekly kids hiking class, covering geography, outdoor skills, local plant/animal identification, simple art activities and games.  We will explore and hike along hiking trails in El Dorado Hills area.  Please bring a $10 material fee with you on the first day.

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New!  Paint and Splash
Instuctor: Terri Haverty
Yes you can complete a painting in two hours!  The step -by-step instuctions will have you creating your own artwork on a canvas that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift.  You will have fun while the instructor guides you through the painting sessions using acrylics.  All material are included.  Preregistration is necessary.  Examples of all projects will be available in the Registration office before class.

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Student Enrichment Classes

FireFly Art

Ages K - 5th grade •
Oak Meadow, Silva Valley, and Brooks Elementary Schools
Firefly Art is about letting your child's inner artist shine whether your child is the "can't keep enough paper in the house" artist or the "not done until it's perfect" artist! In each class we put memories on paper, encourage taking risks, problem solve, perfect techniques, explore different subjects and inspire each child to SHINE in their own, unique way. Quality art supplies included.  No class: 3/7

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Month-Long Math Workouts
Grades 2 - 8 •
Mathnasium, 981 Governor Drive #104, EDH
Twelve 2-hour workout sessions beginning the first week of each month, scheduled at student convenience. Individual custom curriculum based on detailed assessment of math skills. Expert one-on-one instructor provided at the Learning Center. Perfect for catching up or staying ahead of grade level. Materials Fee: $190 (waived with prior Mathnasium assessment)



Grades 9 - 12 •
Mathnasium, 981 Governor Drive #104, EDH
Twelve 2-hour workout sessions beginning the first week of each month, scheduled at student convenience. Individual custom curriculum based on detailed assessment of math skills. Expert one-on-one instruction provided at the Learning Center. Multiple practice tests supervised by Mathnasium instructors. Perfect preparation for standardized math testing. Materials Fee: $190 (waived with prior Mathnasium assessment)


Science & Engineering


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Early Engineers

Ages K - 5th grade • Instructor: Early Engineers Staff
Silva Valley, Oak Meadow, Brooks and Jackson Elementary School
Our kids need the real world skills and experience that can only be gained through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Each week, Early Engineers offers a new building challenge and using a variety of materials, such as Legos, explores a new STEM concept. Early Engineers chooses concepts that would otherwise not be covered until middle, or even high school and aims to familiarize students with these concepts now, so they are confident and willing to engage in the sciences throughout their life!  All supplies are provided.
BUSD No class: 1/21, 2/18, 3/7, 3/25 
RUSD No class: 1/21, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22



HoneyCode: Codable Ninja Warrior
Grades 3-6 • Instructor: HoneyCode Staff
Oak Meadow Elementary, MP Room

Join us for a new year of BRAND NEW projects! We offer Honeycode because our children need to be creators and not just consumers of technology. As our world becomes increasingly more tech-dependent, the best way to ensure future success is for children to become tech-savvy today. However, we want our students to go beyond being able to teach us how to change the wallpaper on our iPhone! They need to learn the language of technology so that when they grow up, they can create and contribute with the best of them.
No class: 9/24,12/24, 12/31, 1/21/19

NEW!  Chess Academy
Instructors: Chess Academy staff
K-5th grade
At Chess Academy, we don't just play chess, we teach chess!  Our comprehensive program offers multiple levels and all of the classes are led by an instuctor with  new lessons each week.  A typical class consists of an extensive lecture following game-play, where students practice what they've learned each day.  Chess is a wonderful educational opportunity to help build a child's ability to focus and understand the art of strategy at an early age. 


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(916)933-0034 (South Location)
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Intro/Combination: Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Ages 4-6   Register
Class introduces the American theatrical dance forms of Tap and Jazz, which are distinguished by percussive footwork, the concept of parallel positioning for the feet and exaggerated isolated movements.
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 Creative Movement

Ages 3-4   Register
Beginning dancers are introduced to coordination, stretch exercises, rhythm and basic terminology through music, dance and dramatic exercises, all which improve self-awareness and build motivation.





Ages 5-7  Register
Ballet is one of the world's most timeless and elegant dance arts, where placement of the body, poise and proper alignment are emphasized. This class utilizes appropriate classical terminology and includes barre work, adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro and turns.

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Ballet I/ II

Ages 8-12   Register

Learn the appropriate classical terminology and include barre work, adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro and turns. Classes range in level depending on student's ability, and primarily follow the classical Cecchetti method of ballet training, through EDDA instructors are familiar with and will draw from R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance) and Vaganova techniques. No classes: 2/19 & 3/26-3/31

Ballet I

Ages 5-7   Register
Will have you jumpin', turnin', spinnin', movin' forwards and backwards! The best of urban dance, Hip-Hop is the latest cultural trend on the dance scene.




Special Interest



Child and Babysitting Safety
Ages 11-15 • $55/2 classes
A course for building a safe and successful babysitting business. Covers getting started, leadership, caregiving, safety & prevention, playtime, and first aid tips. No CPR training in this class, see Babysitting CPR. Participation card received. No certification card for this class.  Please bring  a snack and a $5 (cash) materials fee to class.

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Babysitting CPR
Ages 11-15 • $35

Teaches child & infant CPR. Participation card received.  No certification card for this class. Please bring a $5 (cash) materials fee to class.




Tennis Classes

QuickStart Tennis

Ages 6 - 7 • $126/6 meetings
Promontory Community Park

A great introduction to the basic techniques using fun games and an easy to learn lesson curriculum. 


Little Tennis
Ages 9 - 11 • $126/6 meetings
Promontory Community Park

This level is graduation from QuickStart tennis. Designed to teach solid fundamentals and stroke production with an introduction to match play. Focused on developing a great technique while learning the basics of match play.
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Junior Development
Ages 12-16 • $126/6 meetings
Promontory Community Park

Designed to teach solid fundamentals and stroke production with an introduction to match play. Focused on developing a great technique while learning the basics. Strategy is taught and players are being prepared for low-level competition.

Junior League Match Play
Ages 12-16 • $110/6 meetings
Promontory Community Park
This program is a low pressure, fun way to begin competition match play. A USPTA certified teaching professional will be present each week to help with match play tactics. Champions receive trophies.
Note: Instructor approval required.

Junior & High School Tournament Level
Ages 9-16 • $170/6 meetings
Promontory Community Park
Dedicated to the competitive player. Technique, strategy, conditioning and mental toughness will be emphasized as these players work towards their tennis goals. This group is being prepared for the highest level of competition. Note: Instructor approval required.

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