Wildcat Discovery Camp at Chico State

Summer '22 Camp Classes

Classes by Category

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BUSINESS SUCCESSPhoto Magic Forensics
Entrepreneurship Photography: Camera or Phone Holistic Care
Financial Literacy & Investing Screenwriting The MD is Me
Inventor’s Prototype Sewing, Knitting & Crochet Rockets
CREATIVE ENDEAVORSStreamer/Influencer Wonders of Weather
Acting: Improv LANGUAGE LEARNERSSTRATEGY & GAMES
The Art of Art American Sign Language Checkmate Chess
Cartooning & Anime Spanish Basics TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATIONS
Creative Writing SCIENCE DISCOVERIESCoding: Basics & Advanced
Dance Introduction Building Buildings Girls in STEAM
Graphic Design Crazy Cool Chemistry Video Game Design
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Class Details & Descriptions

Acting: Improv

Calling all actors! Immerse yourself in the fun and exciting world of improvisational acting. This camp offers activities and games designed to help your budding star improve their active listening skills, think quicker on their feet, and unlock their creative voice.  $179 

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 9:00–10:25am
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 1:00–2:25pm 

American Sign Language

One of the most communicated languages in the world, American Sign Language (ASL), will be explored and taught during this two-week long camp. Campers will learn the basics of communicating in ASL and how to use hands and facial expressions. Come learn all about the culture, the alphabet, and hundreds of signs that will begin your journey in talking through sign.  $179

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 1:00–2:35pm
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 2:35–4:00pm

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The Art of Art

There are so many fun and creative ways of being an artist, so let’s try as many as we can. From watercolor to sketch to caricature, we are going to find which form of art is your favorite and get you feeling like an artist!  $189 

Ages 8–11: August 1–4 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: August 1–4 • 9:00am–Noon

Building Buildings

Calling all junior architects and engineers! Learn what it takes to build structures and be introduced to the profession along with the built environment. Activities include sketching, drawing, hands-on model making, and walking tours.  $179 

Ages 8–11: July 11–14 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 2:35–4:00pm

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Cartooning & Anime

Once just a newspaper and comic visual art, cartooning and anime have come a long way in terms of artwork and storylines. Come learn how to draw cartoons and anime and create a story that makes an amazing comic or clip. $189 

Ages 8–11: July 11–14 • 9:00–Noon
Ages 11–14: July 11–14 • 1:00–4:00pm

 Checkmate Chess    

From beginner to advanced, our Checkmate Chess camp is the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students and offers extensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Kids will learn lessons and drills that emphasize different strategies like opening moves, zugzwang, pins and skewers. Come learn with us this summer!  $179

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 10:35am–Noon
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 9:00–10:25am

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Coding: Advanced

Got the basics of coding down? Let us help your junior coder take their learning to a new level in this advanced coding camp. With expert instruction, campers will create a project using what they have learned. Whether you want to develop an app, build a video game, or program a robot, this is the place to learn.  $189

Ages 8–11: July 11–14 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: August 1–4 • 1:00–4:00pm

Coding: Basics

Algorithms, bugs, char…learn the basics of coding! Junior coders will be taught the basics of computer programming and coding. In a world driven by technology, coding is the foundation to all software, games, robotics, and apps we use. In this beginner class, kids will get introduced to the various languages and begin the process of putting code together to begin creating their own app or game.  $189

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 2:35–4:00pm
Ages 8–11: August 1–4 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 2:35pm–4:00pm

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Crazy Cool Chemistry

Junior chemists will have fun exploring at-home chemistry through hands-on experiments, projects, and discussions. Campers will also be taught lab safety while communicating fundamental science concepts and developing reasoning skills. Perfect for the curious minded!  $179

Ages 8–11: June 13–16 • 9:00am–Noon

Creative Writing

Everyone has a writer within. Through fun-filled activities, our creative writing class will help your child build confidence, express themselves through writing, and learn literacy skills.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 10:35am–Noon
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 9:00–10:25am

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Dance Introduction

Has your child always wanted to take a dance class? This is a perfect chance for beginner dancers to explore their dancing skills and learn about the many types of dance through activities and performance.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 1:00–2:25pm
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 10:35am–Noon

Entrepreneurship

Is your child interested in creating a business and becoming part of the next generation of entrepreneurs? This class will teach them how to form a business idea, and the basics of branding, marketing, and business operations. Group and individual activities teach creativity and problem solving that can help them in any career path they choose.  $179

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 2:35–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 1:00–2:25pm

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Financial Literacy & Investing

It’s never too early to learn principles of money, how to save, how to invest, credit, budgeting, and the difference between wants and needs. Your child will learn good money habits and skills that will follow them throughout their life.  $179

Ages 11–14: August 1–4 • 9:00am–Noon

Forensics

Does your child want to learn about real life CSI? We’ll introduce kids to crime scene investigation and provide hands-on experience with a variety of forensic techniques. From DNA analysis to fingerprint processing, kids will love learning the art of crime scene investigation.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 9:00–10:25am
Ages 8–11: August 1–4 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: July 11–14 • 9:00am–Noon

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Girls in STEAM

Hey girls! Do you have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math? Join Girls in STEAM to explore careers in the science, art, and technology fields. Our class is designed to inspire young girls while building confidence and leadership skills.  $179 

Ages 8–11: June 13–16 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 10:35am–Noon
Ages 11–14: June 13–16 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: August 1–4 • 1:00–4:00pm

Graphic Design

Explore the world of graphic design, from the design process to color theory and typography. Your child will learn the basics of graphic design and work on a variety of portfolio–worthy projects to help build skills and confidence.  $189

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 1:00–2:25pm
Ages 11–14: July 11–14 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 10:35am–Noon

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Holistic Care

Namaste! Join our summer camp for kids with a mindfulness approach. Campers will be introduced to integrating the mind, body, and heart in everything we do. From yoga to meditation to upcycling art projects, we focus on building relationships, confidence, reflection, and awareness.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 2:35pm–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: June 13–16 • 9:00am–Noon 

Inventor’s Prototype

Young inventors wanted! Take your idea and turn it into a real–life possibility. During this exciting camp, kids will learn how to brainstorm, design, and create a product prototype. Young visionaries will also learn the importance of business, economics, and advertising. Fun & engaging activities will help build confidence and creativity.  $179

Ages 8–11: August 1–4 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 9:00–10:25am

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The MD is Me

Calling Dr. Wildcat! Come explore the world of medicine through interactive activities including patient care, emergency first aid, taking vital signs, and much more! Campers will take on the role of doctor and test their skills while learning how to make a simple diagnosis. $179

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 1:00–2:25pm
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 10:35am–Noon

Photo Magic

Point, click…photo edit! We are looking for campers who have an interest in photography and want to learn the essentials of photo editing, including brightness/contrast, color balance, applying effects, removing backgrounds, and more. Elevate everyday snapshots to share-worthy photography.  $189

 Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 9:00–10:25am

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Photography: Camera or Phone

Let us help your child discover how to make pictures, not just take them. This artistic journey of hands-on projects will teach the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, exposure, depth of field, and light & shadow while learning about different genres of photography. Bring your own device to learn and practice.  $179

Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 10:35am–Noon

Rockets

3…2…1…Lift off! Come explore the world of space with us this summer! From what it is like to be an astronaut, traveling in space, and the basics of rocketry, this camp covers it all. Junior astronauts will study rocket design and build a model to launch while learning teamwork, leadership, and what it takes to successfully engineer spacecraft into space.  $189

Ages 8–11: July 11–14 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: July 11–14 • 1:00–4:00pm

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Screenwriting

Discover the craft of screenwriting! Does your child like to write stories? Join us and learn how to take those stories and turn them into a screenplay. Kids will learn the basics of screenwriting that include story and character development along with the tools necessary for dramatic writing.  $179

Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 2:35–4:00pm

Sewing, Knitting, & Crochet

Knit One, Purl Two. This is the perfect camp for kids who want to learn the basics of sewing, knitting, and crochet. From hands-on projects to fun group activities, this camp promises to teach skills that each camper can take home and practice.  $189

Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 2:35–4:00pm

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Spanish Basics

Hola! Want to learn the basics of Spanish this summer? Our camp is designed to help kids immerse themselves in the language while having fun with many different activities such as games, singing, arts & crafts, and much more! Come have fun with us while learning a language.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 13–16 • 9:00am–Noon
Ages 11–14: June 13–16 • 1:00–4:00pm

Streamer/Influencer

Kidfluencers wanted! Explore how social media influencers increase their followers and learn basic technical skills—video editing, branding, monetization, and internet safety—necessary to build a following on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, and beyond! For this class, kids should bring a smart phone and have access to some social media applications.  $179

Ages 11–14: June 13–16 • 1:00–4:00pm

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Video Game Design

Go from gamer to game developer! Learn the basics of game design like character development, environment design, and gameplay, while making friends and having fun. This interactive class will teach STEAM skills, build confidence, and expand creative thinking. At the end, kids will take home the game they created to share with others.  $189

Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 9:00–10:25am
Ages 8–11: June 20–30 • 10:35am–Noon
Ages 11–14: June 20–30 • 1:00–2:25pm

Wonders of Weather

Let us take your junior meteorologist on a quest to learn the science of weather. From forecasting to how geography affects weather, campers will explore scientific themes through activities, discussions, and experiments.  $179

Ages 8–11: June 13–16 • 1:00–4:00pm
Ages 8–11: July 18–28 • 9:00–10:25am
Ages 11–14: July 18–28 • 1:00–2:25pm

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Something Extra for the Parents

Before & After Care

We know coordinating work, life, and camp schedules can be tricky so we are offering Before and After Care options to buffer the beginning and end of the day. Staff will be on hand throughout and to guide your child(ren) to and/or from class. Offered weekly (M–Th) for all ages. $39 each for one-week session; $69 each for two-week sessions

Before Care: Drop off and sign in any time between 7:30–8:45am
After Care: Pick up and sign out any time between 4:00–5:30pm

Lunch

If your child will be on campus between Noon–1:00pm, they are required to eat lunch in our staffed area. Campers should bring their own lunch. Offered weekly (M–Th) for all ages. $5/week.

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