PSCS is offering Summer Programming, starting July of 2019. If you are interested in signing your student up (for those entering grades 6-12), please read through the course offerings below and register!

Complete list of camps

July 15, 2019

Rugby: How to Play; Body Image & Acceptance (Session I)

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

This is for those students who’d like to learn the sport of rugby—and all that it entails. This will include basic rugby rules and strategy, as well as physical practice of ball handling and basic rugby functions. Participants will learn about rugby culture (songs, traditions, hosting a meal for the opposing team, etc) and watch some games on film. There will also be facilitated discussions about body image (we all have strengths for each position in rugby) and what it means to strive and be competitive without “othering” players. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Seattle Explorations: Session 1

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Spend a week exploring all that the city of Seattle has to offer! This camp will be both on-and off-site during the week Participants will utilize public transportation to discover (or re-discover) our neighborhoods, sites, attractions, and local events. Please make sure you have your Orca card every day. Look forward to surprise activities and time spent making and journaling. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School students. Participants must bring their Orca card every day.

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Tea with Coffey

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Spend time with tea expert and veteran PSCS volunteer, Michael Coffey, and learn all about tea! This course will provide an overview of the five major families/colors of tea, and participants will taste samples of each.  Explore the regions of each family, where it’s usually made, how it’s made, and how tea fits into the local culture. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Improv

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Say yes! Spend the week training your brain to be spontaneous, present, and collaborative by playing theater games with your fellow students. You’ll practice leading and following, listening, being specific, and more—and have a lot of fun doing it! We’ll also do a small amount of improvisation with music, dance, and writing. Open to middle & high school students.

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Pasta Making

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Learn about varieties of pasta while exploring methods and recipes, as well as textures and shapes. Plan to be up to your elbows in fresh, homemade pasta every day. Participants will need to acquire and bring in a hand crank pasta maker. This does not need to be fancy. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Bookbinding: Make Your Own Blank Hardcover Book

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Start with cardboard, paper, fabric scraps, a little glue, thread, and simple tools, and participants will learn how to create and bind their own blank books.  These will be just the kind of thing for a journal, a sketchbook, or maybe even a fun handmade gift. Half Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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July 22, 2019

Play Everway: Visionary Role Playing Game

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Everway is a fantasy role playing game, originally created by Wizards of the Coast. Using visual storytelling methods, we’ll create characters and explore strange new cultures. At the same time, we’ll see how a nearly rules-free game can work, and what elements make for a satisfying story. Half Day Camp. Open to High School Students.

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Rock Band

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

PSCS Music Program Creator, Liana Green, will lead this weeklong, half-day camp, where participants will learn and play rock music together. Come prepared to study some history of music and music theory. At the end of the week there will be a brief performance. Half Day Camp. Open to Middle School Students. Space is limited to the first five sign ups.

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Rugby: How to Play; Body Image & Acceptance (Session II)

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

This is for those students who’d like to learn the sport of rugby—and all that it entails. This will include basic rugby rules and strategy, as well as physical practice of ball handling and basic rugby functions. Participants will learn about rugby culture (songs, traditions, hosting a meal for the opposing team, etc) and watch some games on film. There will also be facilitated discussions about body image (we all have strengths for each position in rugby) and what it means to strive and be competitive without “othering” players.Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Seattle Explorations: Session 2

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Spend a week exploring all that the city of Seattle has to offer! This camp will be both on-and off-site during the week Participants will utilize public transportation to discover (or re-discover) our neighborhoods, sites, attractions, and local events.  Look forward to surprise activities and time spent making and journaling. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Urban Explorers: Artists Journals

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

On the first day of this camp, participants will make and bind their own artist journals. The group will then head outside each day to a Seattle-area park, beach, or public space to fill them up! Use your handmade journals to draw, muse, collage, watercolor, etc. Campers who enjoy other handicrafts will be encouraged to bring their work along. Please be prepared each day for walking, taking public transportation, making, eating, playing, and being together in community. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students. All participants in this camp will need to bring their Orca card every day.

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

This camp will be an exploration of all things food-related: where we get our food and what makes food taste good. Each day we will focus on one of the four basic factors that determine how food will taste: salt, fat, acid, and heat—with our final day combining all four of those factors into a delicious meal. The mornings will be spent learning about the day’s focus and exploring where our food comes from. The afternoons will be spent learning basic kitchen safety, knife skills, cleaning, tasting, experimenting, and trying recipes that highlight the day’s focus. Participants will need to acquire their own copy of Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Shakespeare

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Spend a week immersed in some of the richest poetry and drama ever written in English! We’ll read plays out loud (no experience necessary), watch and compare scenes from film adaptations of the plays, and learn how to understand the unfamiliar language of it all. We’ll also read some of Shakespeare’s love poetry (sonnets), and experiment with writing some of our own. Full Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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Ancient Games of Asia

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Learn to play three ancient games from the other side of the world: Majiang, Go, and Shogi. Majiang (Mah-Jongg) is a tile-based game developed in China during the Qing dynasty. Go is an abstract strategy board game, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game is believed to be the oldest board game still played. Shogi is also known as Japanese Chess. Half Day Camp. Open to Middle & High School Students.

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College Explorations

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

College? Is it for you? How do you even begin to select a college, let alone think about how to get into college, and then how to pay for college? In this week long camp, participants will learn the basics of researching colleges and what the process looks like. Leanr how to apply, options for paying, etc. Please note this is not a college test prep course. Half Day Camp. Open to High School Students.

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