Courses

Fondant & Cake Sculpting (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

For fans of programs like “Cake Boss” and “Ace of Cakes” who always wanted to try fondant sculpture, this class is a hands-on introduction to creating delicious cake masterpieces. Students will work together to make elaborately decorated cakes and cupcakes from scratch, learning how to sculpt figures, make edible flowers, make their own fondant and […]

PreK & Kindergarten Explorers: Potions and Paint (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

A full day camp for children PreKindergarten and Kindergarten age. Children will enjoy inquiry-based activities in a child-centered environment similar to our OES school experience. In the mornings, the children will spend time outside exploring the various forest and wetland environments of OES.  Later in the day, they will use their observations, inspirations and wonderings […]

Lego® WeDo Challenges: Wacky Machines (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

Join the fun and build your own WeDo creations. Students build on their prior knowledge of WeDo programming and design to create their own wacky creations. Students will work in groups to design and create LEGO machines based on specific challenge themes. Different designs will be tested and explored to find out what design elements […]

PreK & Kindergarten Explorers: Potions and Paint (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

A half day camp for children PreKindergarten and Kindergarten age. Children will enjoy inquiry-based activities in a child-centered environment similar to our OES school experience. In the mornings, the children will spend time outside exploring the various forest and wetland environments of OES.  Later in the day, they will use their observations, inspirations and wonderings […]

Stop Motion Animation and Claymation (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Turn a block of clay into an animation wonderland! Learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation and Claymation and explore the basics of basic movie making skills like editing and sound effects, using iPads and a variety of tools we provide. We live in a city full of Claymation experts, and you will get to […]

Jr. Chef: Kitchen Basics (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Start your Jr. Chef on the path to culinary greatness (or at least self sufficiency) in this class designed to teach proper cooking techniques and safety such as how to measure dry and liquid ingredients, the difference between whisking and folding, food safety and cleaning up after yourself in the kitchen! Cost: $200

PreK & Kindergarten Explorers: Potions and Paints (Week 1: Jun 26-30, All Day)

A full day camp for children Kindergarten age. Children will enjoy inquiry-based activities in a child-centered environment similar to our OES school experience. In the mornings, the children will spend time outside exploring the various forest and wetland environments of OES.  Later in the day, they will use their observations, inspirations and wonderings to share […]

Minecraft Mini Game Making (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Don’t just play Minecraft, build your own games in Minecraft. In this course students will learn how to visualize, develop and create a playable map using design and problem-solving skills. Students will be working as teams to plan and create their own versions of classic Minecraft games such as Spleef and Parkour. More Advanced students […]

Lego Animation (Week 1: June 26-28, AM)

Combine two of your favorite things–Legos and film! Use your knowledge and love of Legos to create stop-motion animations and short films. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation and basic movie making skills like editing and sound effects, using iPads and a variety of tools we provide. We will post your project, where you can […]

Discovery: Creek Week for 1st – 2nd Grade (Week 1: June 26-30, All Day)

Come explore the wetlands, woods, and wild areas of our beautiful campus and neighboring areas. In this week long camp, we will spend each morning on a true adventure through unknown lands and diverse landscapes. We will spend the afternoons reflecting on our adventures and responding through our collective creativity, imagination, and curiosity. *Lunch will […]

Discovery: Creek Week for 3rd-5th Grade (Week 1: June 26-30, All Day)

Come explore the wetlands, woods, and wild areas of our beautiful campus and neighboring areas. In this week long camp, we will spend each morning on a true adventure through unknown lands and diverse landscapes. We will spend the afternoons reflecting on our adventures and responding through our collective creativity, imagination, and curiosity. *Lunch will […]

Creative Movement and Tumbling (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

The class will introduce children to the idea of expressing themselves through movement, build strength, agility and flexibility through basic tumbling skills. The class is designed to work with children’s natural enthusiasm and high energy to explore basic concepts of movement and creativity, while developing body awareness, imagination and self-expression. Throughout this fun and exciting […]

Geometry (Week 1-6, 6/26-8/4, AM)

This course covers a full year of geometry in 6 weeks. During this proof-oriented class, students will study coordinate geometry, angles, geometry of measure, as well as sections on trigonometry, logic, and the theory of proof. OES students who pass this course will be able to move directly to their next level of math. Non-OES […]

The Art of Joyful Focus (Week1: June 26-30, PM)

Everyone deserves to experience the joy of FLOW in timeless concentration and absorption in their favorite focus. This class will take the students from a foundation of mindfulness onto a four-step journey: The HUSH – create dynamic stillness The HEART – unlock the spark The LIFT – engage positive energy The FLOW – focus with […]

Field Trip Portland (Week 1: June 26-30, All Day)

Summer time! Let’s jump on the bus and visit all the great sights of Portland as we kick off the season. We will be sure to visit the animals at the Oregon Zoo, and check out the exhibits at OMSI. Of course we will stop in at the Portland Art Museum and plan a quick […]

Chess: Beginner (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Chess beginner is for those students new to chess or just starting to learn the rules. Small class sizes and our experienced coaches will teach kids to start off playing the right way. Have fun learning the basic principles, tactics and opening themes of this great game. More details: www.mozekgames.com/chess   Cost: $200

Creative Studio Exploration! (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

What can you make with clay and yarn? How can you work with recycled materials? Textiles and cardboard? What can happen when we build together? Spend a week exploring materials both inside the studio and out in our lovely and verdant campus! In the mornings, we will experiment with new materials and processes to discover […]

Mindfulness in Action: Gods and Goddesses (Week 1: June 26-30, AM)

In this session, we’ll explore god and goddess myths through storytelling, writing our own myths, crafting, mindful activities, and yoga. *Lunch (12pm-12:45) will be provided for all morning classes PreK- 8th grade and all day classes. Bon Appetit manages the OES Dining Hall and specializes in fresh, local ingredients. Please see the Summer Lunch tab […]

Parkour and Free Running (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Train your body and mind to easily overcome obstacles in creative and fun ways with a Certified American Parkour (APK) Teachers! Develop proper techniques to endure safety and longevity while fluidly adapting one’s movements to the environment. Among others, basic skills taught include Precision Landing, Vaulting, Rolling, Wall Running, Rail Balancing, Quadrupedal Movements, and looking […]

World of Minecraft (Week 1: June 26-30, PM)

Students will join a virtual world and work together as teams to learn how to navigate both Creative Mode and Survival Mode. As they progress through the week students learn game mechanics of survival game and how to start and play from beginning to The End (and beating the dragon) with various tricks and tips […]

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