Growing Outdoors Virtual Enrichment
Fall Quarter Continues!

 

Fall Quarter Virtual Exploratory descriptions are listed below!

  • Fall Quarter Exploratories will begin on Tuesday, September 8th.
  • Exploratories will meet 6-8 times, depending on the exploratory and grade level, on designated weekdays.
  • Exploratories are divided based on the grade that student(s) are entering in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year: DK/TK-Kindergarten, First-Third Grade, and Fourth-Fifth Grade (Please note: some exploratories may be offered to combined grade levels).
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for Fall Quarter is CLOSED

(Registration closed on Saturday, September 5)

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Fall Quarter (September 8 – October 29).

Click the Button Below for a Downloadable Weekly Schedule:

Click To View Your Registration For:

DK/TK & Kindergarten Exploratories

(Click on the Tabs Below for Exploratory Information)

Block B Exploratories (2:45pm-3:45pm)

Hip-Hop Dance – Mondays (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Click here to view the flier!
Rock out with the Funky Divas & Dudes! Get great exercise and have fun right from your home! This Hip-Hop dance class is designed to help students gain confidence and self-esteem. We promote a healthy lifestyle through fun-physical activity that encourages self expression through music and movement. We teach age appropriate dance routines to all the best tunes. We’ll perform our Rockin’ dance routines on the last day of class, record it via Zoom, and send it to families for a great keepsake! Let’s get funky!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

Block A Exploratories (1:30pm-2:30pm)

Martial Arts – Focused Snake Session! – Tuesdays (1:30pm – 2:30pm) – Click here to view the flier!
The snake is one of the most feared creatures in nature. However, while the stories of the snakes sneaky ability to slither and slide around with incredible precision, the snake is known for being Focused. In order to embody the snake, you must learn to grow by making thoughtful, tactful decisions before acting.

ABOUT OUR SENSEIS: Young Ninjas Live stream classes are led by our high-energy Sensei’s who introduce children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, stances and the almighty power of the KI-YAH!! By following along with your Sensei, each week children will participate in skill training, fun games, and creative challenges. KI-YAH!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

Block A Exploratories (1:30pm-2:30pm)

Mindfulness Yoga – Wednesdays (1:30pm-2:30pm) – DK/TK – 2nd Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Mindfulness Yoga with Miss Julie is a haven for children who seek some time to relax, breath, and find calmness. In addition to learning a wide variety of age appropriate yoga poses live with their class group on zoom, Miss Julie guides children to learn centering, focusing, listening, and breathing techniques that build self-awareness, confidence, compassion, patience, and inner calm – tools that will last a lifetime. Mindfulness Yoga reduces stress and improves concentration, flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. (This exploratory is also open to 1st and 2nd grade students who have a Wednesday early release day)

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable, unless using a mat)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Capoeira – Wednesdays (1:30pm – 2:30pm) – Click here to view the flier!
Capoeira is a fantastic martial art from the South American country of Brazil! Kick, jump, run, spin, headstand, handstand, and flip your way into the awesome world of capoeira! Did we mention the rhythms of handmade instruments and Brazilian music that the movements will follow? Timing is key, and students will improve coordination, focus, balance, and more. Come learn capoeira in a fun-filled, high-energy hour online! It’s all happening here, don’t miss out! This class will not involve striking or physical contact.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

1st-3rd Grade Exploratories

(Click on the Tabs Below for Exploratory Information)

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Creative Coding with Scratch 1 – Mondays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class for new coders offers an introduction to the Scratch programming language with a focus on self-expression. Students will use coding fundamentals and their imagination to create simple animations, interactives, and other forms of digital art. (No prior experience required!)

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $110.00 (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

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Creative Coding with Scratch 2 – Mondays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class is for coders with Scratch experience. Students will continue to explore what is possible in the world of Scratch as they create live art with code. Students will learn how to create custom code blocks, focus on higher level use of variables, and learn how to master the Pen extension to create personalized graphics.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $110.00 (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

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Woodworking: Mountain Cabin Project – Mondays (70 minute exploratory ~ 3:10pm – 4:20pm) – 2nd-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!

Click here to view the full equipment list!

Adult supervision is required for this class

Knock knock! Who’s there? Wood… Wood who? Wood you like to come and build a mountain cabin with us??? Cabins have been around for hundreds of years and are a staple of mountain living. But no log-felling with an axe is needed to build this mountain cabin: this model-sized cabin opens like a box to store your money or other treasures! If time allows, you can add windows, tables, and chairs, and other details that you come up with.

At LogN Craft, we take pride in safely teaching your children woodworking skills such as following directions and hand-eye coordination that they can use and incorporate in their everyday lives. Just like in-person woodshop, you’ll use woodworking hand-tools and wood, guided virtually by our trained instructor over zoom, where you will learn how to safely use the saw, clamps, sandpaper, and glue to build your project. Tools can be rented or purchased so that you can use them any time, and we provide the wood pieces you’ll need! Register for woodshop today, and show all of your friends and family your very own Mountain Cabin – that you built!!!

*Growing Outdoors will have wood kits prepared for participating families! These will be available for pick-up from our Agoura Hills office, or if pick-up is not possible, we will work with you to find the best option for your family! Please note that tools and equipment may be provided by the vendor, LogN Craft (to be picked up alongside wood kits), or purchased separately prior to the first day of class – If purchasing tools & equipment, click here for some suggestions!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop, Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • A non-carpeted space with room to move around (outdoors is preferable)
  • A table, bench, etc. for clamping a miter box
  • Pencil, Tape Measure or Ruler, Cloth Rag, and Masking Tape

Cost: $215.00 + $25.00 Supplies Fee (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

Block B Exploratories (2:45pm-3:45pm)

Martial Arts – Focused Snake Session! – Tuesdays (2:45pm – 3:45pm) – Click here to view the flier!
The snake is one of the most feared creatures in nature. However, while the stories of the snakes sneaky ability to slither and slide around with incredible precision, the snake is known for being Focused. In order to embody the snake, you must learn to grow by making thoughtful, tactful decisions before acting.

ABOUT OUR SENSEIS: Young Ninjas Live stream classes are led by our high-energy Sensei’s who introduce children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, stances and the almighty power of the KI-YAH!! By following along with your Sensei, each week children will participate in skill training, fun games, and creative challenges. KI-YAH!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Creative Coding with Scratch 1 – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class for new coders offers an introduction to the Scratch programming language with a focus on self-expression. Students will use coding fundamentals and their imagination to create simple animations, interactives, and other forms of digital art. (No prior experience required!)

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $145.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

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Creative Coding with Scratch 2 – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class is for coders with Scratch experience. Students will continue to explore what is possible in the world of Scratch as they create live art with code. Students will learn how to create custom code blocks, focus on higher level use of variables, and learn how to master the Pen extension to create personalized graphics.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $145.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

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Academic Chess – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade
Academic Chess is devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, challenges, and chess puzzles to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. By viewing and using a chessboard as a shared screen, players observe demonstrations in real-time or work together to solve chess problems and learn how to defeat their opponents through the use of all sorts of cunning strategies. Children participating in our program develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline, gain confidence, and have lots of FUN!!!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • A chessboard to follow along with (optional)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

Block A Exploratories (1:30pm-2:30pm)


Mindfulness Yoga – Wednesdays (1:30pm-2:30pm)
– DK/TK – 2nd Grade
 – Click here to view the flier!*
This exploratory is open to DK/TK – 2nd grade students. 1st and 2nd grade students must have a Wednesday early release day to register

Mindfulness Yoga with Miss Julie is a haven for children who seek some time to relax, breath, and find calmness. In addition to learning a wide variety of age appropriate yoga poses live with their class group on zoom, Miss Julie guides children to learn centering, focusing, listening, and breathing techniques that build self-awareness, confidence, compassion, patience, and inner calm – tools that will last a lifetime. Mindfulness Yoga reduces stress and improves concentration, flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable, unless using a mat)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Weekday Workouts! – Wednesdays (1:30pm – 2:30pm) – 3rd-5th Grade
 – Click here to view the flier!
*This exploratory is open to 3rd-5th grade students. Students must have a Wednesday early release day to register

Get up and get moving! Let’s go! In these fun and high-energy active movement sessions on zoom, we’ll have a blast together working on a variety of athletic skills. Each workout routine will start with a round of stretches and a warm-up, and then we’ll dive right into a skills-focused activity that helps to develop one or more of the following: agility, coordination, balance, strength, and speed. This is the perfect opportunity to learn some awesome ways to stay physically active this fall (even online!) and have a great time while doing it!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

Block B Exploratories (2:45pm-3:45pm)

Capoeira – Wednesdays (2:45pm – 3:45pm) – Click here to view the flier!
Capoeira is a fantastic martial art from the South American country of Brazil! Kick, jump, run, spin, headstand, handstand, and flip your way into the awesome world of capoeira! Did we mention the rhythms of handmade instruments and Brazilian music that the movements will follow? Timing is key, and students will improve coordination, focus, balance, and more. Come learn capoeira in a fun-filled, high-energy hour online! It’s all happening here, don’t miss out! This class will not involve striking or physical contact.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Weekday Workouts! – Wednesdays (2:45pm – 3:45pm) – Click here to view the flier!
Get up and get moving! Let’s go! In these fun and high-energy active movement sessions on zoom, we’ll have a blast together working on a variety of athletic skills. Each workout routine will start with a round of stretches and a warm-up, and then we’ll dive right into a skills-focused activity that helps to develop one or more of the following: agility, coordination, balance, strength, and speed. This is the perfect opportunity to learn some awesome ways to stay physically active this fall (even online!) and have a great time while doing it!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Mindfulness Yoga – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Mindfulness Yoga with Miss Julie is a haven for children who seek some time to relax, breath, and find calmness. In addition to learning a wide variety of age appropriate yoga poses live with their class group on zoom, Miss Julie guides children to learn centering, focusing, listening, and breathing techniques that build self-awareness, confidence, compassion, patience, and inner calm – tools that will last a lifetime. Mindfulness Yoga reduces stress and improves concentration, flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable, unless using a mat)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Viridian Art – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Join us in our Virtual Classroom, from the comfort of your home! 8 weeks of our much-loved Enrichment Classes. Viridian Art Enrichment classes teach step-by-step drawing, painting, sculpting and art skills interactively, hosted on Zoom.

$20 materials fee includes a supply pack, shipped to you: 4oz of polymer clay, 1 canvas, 4 painting papers, a small assortment of paint colors & brushes for 2 specialty projects. The remaining project will be done on the supplied painting papers with any materials you have at home. Viridian Art classes layout the groundwork for young artists to grow and gain confidence. We teach young artists how to use basic shapes to build upon to create anything from animals to landscapes and still lifes. We encourage artist exploration and teach the value of perseverance, through problem-solving any artistic challenges. We have taught thousands of kids for over 10 years, in our studios, camps and at many local Los Angeles schools.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black Sharpie (optional)
  • Water cup & paper towels, if using paint
  • Any of the following will work to add color: watercolors, acrylic/tempera paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, crayons
  • A hard surface or tabletop to support drawing on paper
  • A comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $160.00 + $20.00 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Daring the Dungeon! – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 2nd-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Become one of our intrepid storytellers and create a completely unique story of adventure and daring! You and your friends will use a number of role-playing game systems including Dungeons & Dragons, D6, and Basic Role-playing to create your own characters and enter into stories of dungeons, castles, and wizards. We can follow wherever our imaginations take us, even online! Virtually guided by our experienced instructor, Mr. Noah, students will learn how to imagine a character, how to work with other players to solve problems, and how to share the spotlight to collectively tell an amazing story that is enthralling for all participants. This is an exciting opportunity for kids to act out roles and do creative problem-solving in a fantasy world.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Paper and Pencil
  • A pair of six-sided dice

Cost: $125.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

Block B Exploratories (2:45pm-3:45pm)

3D Paper Art – Exploration of America! – Thursdays (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Click here to view the flier!
In this unique class, we’ll take a trip around the country, using folded-paper to help us explore states and cities in the United States! As we learn about each new location, our instructor will guide students through cutting, folding, and shaping sheets of paper into some of our nation’s greatest and most wonderful landmarks, buildings, and natural features. We’ll dive into history, learning about the United States’ foundation, and also see many modern-day features and lifestyles that this country is known for. So hop on board as we fold our way through this 3D paper adventure across the country!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Paper sheets (printer paper or origami paper sheets)
  • Coloring supplies (colored pencils, markers, or crayons)
  • A hard surface or tabletop to support folding and drawing on paper
  • A comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Viridian Art – Thursdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Join us in our Virtual Classroom, from the comfort of your home! 8 weeks of our much-loved Enrichment Classes. Viridian Art Enrichment classes teach step-by-step drawing, painting, sculpting and art skills interactively, hosted on Zoom.

$20 materials fee includes a supply pack, shipped to you: 4oz of polymer clay, 1 canvas, 4 painting papers, a small assortment of paint colors & brushes for 2 specialty projects. The remaining project will be done on the supplied painting papers with any materials you have at home. Viridian Art classes layout the groundwork for young artists to grow and gain confidence. We teach young artists how to use basic shapes to build upon to create anything from animals to landscapes and still lifes. We encourage artist exploration and teach the value of perseverance, through problem-solving any artistic challenges. We have taught thousands of kids for over 10 years, in our studios, camps and at many local Los Angeles schools.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black Sharpie (optional)
  • Water cup & paper towels, if using paint
  • Any of the following will work to add color: watercolors, acrylic/tempera paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, crayons
  • A hard surface or tabletop to support drawing on paper
  • A comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $160.00 + $20.00 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

4th-5th Grade Exploratories

(Click on the Tabs Below for Exploratory Information)

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Creative Coding with Scratch 1 – Mondays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class for new coders offers an introduction to the Scratch programming language with a focus on self-expression. Students will use coding fundamentals and their imagination to create simple animations, interactives, and other forms of digital art. (No prior experience required!)

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $110.00 (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

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Creative Coding with Scratch 2 – Mondays (3:10pm – 4:10pm)  – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class is for coders with Scratch experience. Students will continue to explore what is possible in the world of Scratch as they create live art with code. Students will learn how to create custom code blocks, focus on higher level use of variables, and learn how to master the Pen extension to create personalized graphics.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $110.00 (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

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Woodworking: Mountain Cabin Project – Mondays (70 minute exploratory ~ 3:10pm – 4:20pm) – 2nd-5th Grade  Click here to view the flier!

Click here to view the full equipment list!

Adult supervision is required for this class:

Knock knock! Who’s there? Wood… Wood who? Wood you like to come and build a mountain cabin with us??? Cabins have been around for hundreds of years and are a staple of mountain living. But no log-felling with an axe is needed to build this mountain cabin: this model-sized cabin opens like a box to store your money or other treasures! If time allows, you can add windows, tables, and chairs, and other details that you come up with.

At LogN Craft, we take pride in safely teaching your children woodworking skills such as following directions and hand-eye coordination that they can use and incorporate in their everyday lives. Just like in-person woodshop, you’ll use woodworking hand-tools and wood, guided virtually by our trained instructor over zoom, where you will learn how to safely use the saw, clamps, sandpaper, and glue to build your project. Tools can be rented or purchased so that you can use them any time, and we provide the wood pieces you’ll need! Register for woodshop today, and show all of your friends and family your very own Mountain Cabin – that you built!!!

*Growing Outdoors will have wood kits prepared for participating families! These will be available for pick-up from our Agoura Hills office, or if pick-up is not possible, we will work with you to find the best option for your family! Please note that tools and equipment may be provided by the vendor, LogN Craft (to be picked up alongside wood kits), or purchased separately prior to the first day of class – If purchasing tools & equipment, click here for some suggestions!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • A non-carpeted space with room to move around (outdoors is preferable)
  • A table, bench, etc. for clamping a miter box
  • Pencil, Tape Measure or Ruler, Cloth Rag, and Masking Tape

Cost: $215.00 + $25.00 Supplies Fee (6 Classes): September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 19, 26 (No Class: September 7, 28)

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Creative Coding with Scratch 1 – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class for new coders offers an introduction to the Scratch programming language with a focus on self-expression. Students will use coding fundamentals and their imagination to create simple animations, interactives, and other forms of digital art. (No prior experience required!)

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $145.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

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Creative Coding with Scratch 2 – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
This class is for coders with Scratch experience. Students will continue to explore what is possible in the world of Scratch as they create live art with code. Students will learn how to create custom code blocks, focus on higher level use of variables, and learn how to master the Pen extension to create personalized graphics.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer with Zoom downloaded (iPads and Tablets will not work for this class)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $145.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

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Academic Chess – Tuesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm)  – 1st-5th Grade
Academic Chess is devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, challenges, and chess puzzles to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. By viewing and using a chessboard as a shared screen, players observe demonstrations in real-time or work together to solve chess problems and learn how to defeat their opponents through the use of all sorts of cunning strategies. Children participating in our program develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline, gain confidence, and have lots of FUN!!!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • A chessboard to follow along with (optional)
  • Comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

Block A Exploratories (1:30pm-2:30pm)

Weekday Workouts! – Wednesdays (1:30pm – 2:30pm) – 3rd-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
*This exploratory is open to 3rd-5th grade students. Students must have a Wednesday early release day to register

Get up and get moving! Let’s go! In these fun and high-energy active movement sessions on zoom, we’ll have a blast together working on a variety of athletic skills. Each workout routine will start with a round of stretches and a warm-up, and then we’ll dive right into a skills-focused activity that helps to develop one or more of the following: agility, coordination, balance, strength, and speed. This is the perfect opportunity to learn some awesome ways to stay physically active this fall (even online!) and have a great time while doing it!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Mindfulness Yoga – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Mindfulness Yoga with Miss Julie is a haven for children who seek some time to relax, breath, and find calmness. In addition to learning a wide variety of age appropriate yoga poses live with their class group on zoom, Miss Julie guides children to learn centering, focusing, listening, and breathing techniques that build self-awareness, confidence, compassion, patience, and inner calm – tools that will last a lifetime. Mindfulness Yoga reduces stress and improves concentration, flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable, unless using a mat)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $120.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Viridian Art – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Join us in our Virtual Classroom, from the comfort of your home! 8 weeks of our much-loved Enrichment Classes. Viridian Art Enrichment classes teach step-by-step drawing, painting, sculpting and art skills interactively, hosted on Zoom.

$20 materials fee includes a supply pack, shipped to you: 4oz of polymer clay, 1 canvas, 4 painting papers, a small assortment of paint colors & brushes for 2 specialty projects. The remaining project will be done on the supplied painting papers with any materials you have at home. Viridian Art classes layout the groundwork for young artists to grow and gain confidence. We teach young artists how to use basic shapes to build upon to create anything from animals to landscapes and still lifes. We encourage artist exploration and teach the value of perseverance, through problem-solving any artistic challenges. We have taught thousands of kids for over 10 years, in our studios, camps and at many local Los Angeles schools.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black Sharpie (optional)
  • Water cup & paper towels, if using paint
  • Any of the following will work to add color: watercolors, acrylic/tempera paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, crayons
  • A hard surface or tabletop to support drawing on paper
  • A comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $160.00 + $20.00 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Daring the Dungeon! – Wednesdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 2nd-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Become one of our intrepid storytellers and create a completely unique story of adventure and daring! You and your friends will use a number of role-playing game systems including Dungeons & Dragons, D6, and Basic Role-playing to create your own characters and enter into stories of dungeons, castles, and wizards. We can follow wherever our imaginations take us, even online! Virtually guided by our experienced instructor, Mr. Noah, students will learn how to imagine a character, how to work with other players to solve problems, and how to share the spotlight to collectively tell an amazing story that is enthralling for all participants. This is an exciting opportunity for kids to act out roles and do creative problem-solving in a fantasy world.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Paper and Pencil
  • A pair of six-sided dice

Cost: $125.00 (8 Classes): September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28

Block C Exploratories (3:10pm-4:10pm)

Viridian Art – Thursdays (3:10pm – 4:10pm) – 1st-5th Grade – Click here to view the flier!
Join us in our Virtual Classroom, from the comfort of your home! 8 weeks of our much-loved Enrichment Classes. Viridian Art Enrichment classes teach step-by-step drawing, painting, sculpting and art skills interactively, hosted on Zoom.

$20 materials fee includes a supply pack, shipped to you: 4oz of polymer clay, 1 canvas, 4 painting papers, a small assortment of paint colors & brushes for 2 specialty projects. The remaining project will be done on the supplied painting papers with any materials you have at home. Viridian Art classes layout the groundwork for young artists to grow and gain confidence. We teach young artists how to use basic shapes to build upon to create anything from animals to landscapes and still lifes. We encourage artist exploration and teach the value of perseverance, through problem-solving any artistic challenges. We have taught thousands of kids for over 10 years, in our studios, camps and at many local Los Angeles schools.

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black Sharpie (optional)
  • Water cup & paper towels, if using paint
  • Any of the following will work to add color: watercolors, acrylic/tempera paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, crayons
  • A hard surface or tabletop to support drawing on paper
  • A comfortable seating arrangement

Cost: $160.00 + $20.00 Supplies Fee (8 Classes): September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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Weekday Workouts! – Wednesdays (3:10pm-4:10pm) – Click here to view the flier!
Get up and get moving! Let’s go! In these fun and high-energy active movement sessions on zoom, we’ll have a blast together working on a variety of athletic skills. Each workout routine will start with a round of stretches and a warm-up, and then we’ll dive right into a skills-focused activity that helps to develop one or more of the following: agility, coordination, balance, strength, and speed. This is the perfect opportunity to learn some awesome ways to stay physically active this fall (even online!) and have a great time while doing it!

Please Supply Your Child With:

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer, iPad or Tablet with Zoom downloaded
  • An open area to move around in – furniture moved to the side (a carpeted floor is preferable)
  • A full water bottle

Cost: $105.00 (8 Classes): September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Growing Outdoors?

We are a local after-school enrichment program that partners with elementary schools in the Agoura/Oak Park/Thousand Oaks area to provide a variety of quality after-school enrichment programs that focus on the physical, intellectual, and emotional skills of students from Kindergarten through grade five. We do our best to offer a wide variety of class programs, which we call “exploratories,” because we know that each child is different, and it is our goal to find and offer programs that engage your student and make them want to explore more!

Though our exploratories have always taken place on campus and in person during the school year, with schools closed for the time being, we are excited to offer virtual programming after-school this fall! We have been hard at work since the end of last school year building curriculum and finding exploratories that translate well to virtual learning, and we hope you find something in our exploratory offerings that sparks your child’s interest!

Will my child be with their school classmates in this fall's virtual programs?

Our virtual programs are open to all children who have entered/are entering Kindergarten to Fifth grade for the 2020-2021 school year. This includes students from all of our partner schools, and also families from outside that sphere who may be joining us for the very first time! We value these opportunities to make new friends and work with new people, and we are excited to support your child’s growth as they strengthen old friendships and build new ones!

Can my Covid-19 School Closure Household Credit from spring 2020 be applied to the fall virtual programs?

Yes! If your household received credit for any cancelled Growing Outdoors Spring Trimester 2020 exploratory meetings that we were not able to move online, you may choose to apply your credit to this fall’s programs, or hold on to it for future school-year programming with Growing Outdoors. Just follow the instructions once you reach the payment option section of your registration, and we will do the rest to ensure that your credit is applied!

Click here to read our March 31st letter to families regarding household credits

Why does the online program use Zoom as the virtual platform?

By using Zoom, Growing Outdoors can set up links that we only make available to registered families at the email address that you have provided to us. Zoom also allows us to control who can enter the exploratory meetings, ensuring that our meetings are safe and only attended by those who have registered to join us.

What do I do if my child has to miss an exploratory day?

Please call us as early as possible (before 10:00am is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The Growing Outdoors adminstrative staff will be creating daily attendance sheets for each exploratory, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. 

Why does registration close before the first day of each exploratory?

Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible summer enrichment program to your family. Therefore, we need time to prepare our instructors prior to the first day of each exploratory.

Why are the exploratories priced differently?

The price of all of our exploratories is based on number of class meetings, staffing needs, and specialized instructor costs. By basing it on these factors, you can rest assured that you are getting what you pay for!

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