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Fall Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below! (Registration is Closed)

  • Fall Trimester Exploratories will begin on Tuesday, September 11.
  • Exploratories will meet 7 – 9 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place right after school Monday through Friday each week.
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for the Fall Trimester CLOSED on Friday, September 7th.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Fall Trimester (September 11 – November 17).

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Fall Trimester After-School Exploratories

 

Kindergarten Exploratories: Fall Trimester

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Robotics – 1:50pm – 2:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Design and Build NEW Robots, Robotic Vehicles, Robotic Creatures and BattleBots! Based on unique NEW Tasks, Challenges & Time-Trials based on California & National Science Standards on Numerous NEW Platforms including Targets, Inter-Locking Sectionals, Mars Terrains, Obstacle Courses & Much, Much More. Boys & Girls attending will use numerous applications of Math & Science Building Bots with creativity & imagination using NEW Motors, Controllers, Cables and Parts to develop their NEW Hands-on Builds in an Educational, Entertaining and Fun Environment with Individual, Team and Group situations. Class price includes motorized ROBOTIC kit, a $42.50 value!
Cost: $180 (7 Classes) Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (No class: 9/10, 10/15, 11/12)

Engineering with LEGOs – 1:30pm – 3:00pm – (90 MINUTE EXPLORATORY!) Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join this fun and classic building exploratory! Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO®. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamentals principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.
Cost: $190 (9 classes – 90 Minute Exploratory) Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 (No Class 10/16)

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Tennis – 1:30pm – 2:30pm –  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the tennis court to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to tennis through fun games and activities.
Cost: $195 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 (No Class 10/16)

Hip Hop with Sky High Dance! – 1:50pm – 2:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Sky High Dance is devoted to motivating and inspiring children to live richer and fuller lives through dance. We use captivating stories, special dance games, and positive music to cultivate every child’s confidence. Our class is open to ALL LEVELS, both boys and girls! At the end of the session, parents, teachers, and friends are invited to watch our Sky High Dance showcase.  Students will perform what they’ve learned, and will take part in an awards ceremony to reward them for their hard-work and dedication.
Cost: $135 (8 Classes): 9/12,  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 (No Class 9/19, 10/17)

Mad Science – 1:50pm – 2:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join the mad mad world of Science! In this exploratory we will in engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things we make ourselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science slime, and much more! This interactive and fun program offers a variety of earth, physical, and life science, and includes topics such as electricity, magnetism, robotics, and more!
Cost: $180 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/13, 9/21, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (No Class: 10/18)

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Kinder Klub – 1:50pm – 2:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Coach Russell is so excited to be running Kinder Club! He has been working with kids for over 18 years. We will learn about popular games, sports, and camp activities every Thursday. We may also occasionally do simple arts & crafts or play with Legos. We will work on some basic skill devbelopment and talk about the general rules, then we will play several rounds of games. The activities will be tailored to the motor-skill development and hand-eye coordination capacities of kindergarteners. This ensures that all students feel safe and have fun!
Cost: $105 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/13, 9/21, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (No Class: 10/18)

Drawing Class for Kids!– 1:50pm – 2:40pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Enroll your kindergarten student in this exciting and creative exploratory by Young Rembrandts. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall- themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer’s scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts class- room! Sign up today!
Cost: $145 (9 Classes): 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (No Class 10/19)

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Golf – 1:50pm – 2:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities.
Cost: $195 (9 Classes): 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (No Class 10/19)

1st – 5th Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Robotics – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Design and Build NEW Robots, Robotic Vehicles, Robotic Creatures and BattleBots! Based on unique NEW Tasks, Challenges & Time-Trials based on California & National Science Standards on Numerous NEW Platforms including Targets, Inter-Locking Sectionals, Mars Terrains, Obstacle Courses & Much, Much More. Boys & Girls attending will use numerous applications of Math & Science Building Bots with creativity & imagination using NEW Motors, Controllers, Cables and Parts to develop their NEW Hands-on Builds in an Educational, Entertaining and Fun Environment with Individual, Team and Group situations. Class price includes motorized ROBOTIC kit, a $42.50 value!

Cost: $180 (7 Classes) Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (No class: 9/10, 10/15, 11/12)

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Cooking – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Enjoy delicious and healthy food by your favorite celebrity chefs in this fun, interactive Cooking class! We’ll explore dishes made by many famous chefs! Whip up chicken tacos, cauliflower au gratin and a rainbow salad wrap! Each lesson, students will develop their culinary skills while learning about nutrition, culture and even dining etiquette. On the last day of class, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant, where the parents can see what their kids learned during the session. Get hungry to learn the art of cooking!!
Cost: $180 (7 Classes) Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (No class: 9/10, 10/15, 11/12)

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Woodworking – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Hitch yer’ wagon and let’s ride out…to explore Woodshop! YEEHAW! In colonial times the covered wagon was the most common form of transportation. It carried settlers seeking land, gold and new futures! This woodshop class will teach you how to safely use tools to cut, sand and glue. You will learn about measuring, design, structure and more. After your hard work you will have created your own Covered Wagon, which also has a secret compartment in which you can store your valuables. Register to join us and your classmates to build this icon of the American Wild West.
Cost: $175 + $25 Materials Fee (7 classes) Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (No class: 9/10, 10/15, 11/12)

Engineering with LEGOs – 1:30pm – 3:00pm – (90 MINUTE EXPLORATORY!) Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join this fun and classic building exploratory! Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO®. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamentals principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.
Cost: $190 (9 classes – 90 Minute Exploratory) Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 (No Class 10/16)

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Tennis – 1:30pm – 2:30pm –  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the tennis court to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to tennis through fun games and activities.

Cost: $195 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 (No Class 10/16)

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Musical Theatre Dance – 1:30pm – 2:30pm – (Grades 2 – 5 only)  –  Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Leasa Shukiar is back for this MATES favorite! This fun, fast paced class will teach a dance from a different musical each week including, Matlida, Annie, Sound of Music, and Oliver to name a few. There will be a performance for families each week at 2:25pm to show the dance of the day! Mrs. Shukiar is a professionally trained dancer and has taught dance for the past 14 years. She choreographs all of Mr. Laguardia’s musicals through the Hillcrest Arts Council.
Cost: $135 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 (No Class 10/16)

Hip Hop with Sky High Dance – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Sky High Dance is devoted to motivating and inspiring children to live richer and fuller lives through dance. We use captivating stories, special dance games, and positive music to cultivate every child’s confidence. Our class is open to ALL LEVELS, both boys and girls! At the end of the session, parents, teachers, and friends are invited to watch our Sky High Dance showcase.  Students will perform what they’ve learned, and will take part in an awards ceremony to reward them for their hard-work and dedication.
Cost: $135 (8 Classes): 9/12,  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 (No Class 9/19, 10/17)

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Academic Chess – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Academic Chess is devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. 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!!! All students in this chess class receive an exclusive Academic Chess workbook, prizes for good sportsmanship, and participate in the “Big Tournament” on the last day where all kids take home a prize!
Cost: $135 (8 classes) Class Dates: 9/12,  9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 (No Class 9/19, 10/17)

Mad Science – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Join the mad mad world of Science! In this exploratory we will in engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things we make ourselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science slime, and much more! This interactive and fun program offers a variety of earth, physical, and life science, and includes topics such as electricity, magnetism, robotics, and more!
Cost: $180 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/13, 9/21, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (No Class: 10/18)

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Yoga – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Mindfulness Yoga with Julie significantly improves children’s physical, emotional and mental well-being as they learn poses and breathing techniques that build self-awareness, confidence, compassion, patience and inner calm. In a non-competitive, nurturing environment, Mindfulness Yoga helps children focus, reduce stress and gain self-control while they develop strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Come join the fun!
Cost: $145 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/13, 9/21, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (No Class: 10/18)

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Sports Club – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Coach Russell is back at MATES! He is the founder of Kids in Motion LLC! We will try out a new sport or game out on the playground every Thursday. Sportsmanship and teamwork will be emphasized and age-appropriate rule structures will be utilized to ensure the safety of all students. A game or sport will be introduced and we will do some skill development and learn about the general riles as well. Then we will play several great rounds of games!
Cost: $105 (9 classes) Class Dates: 9/13, 9/21, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (No Class: 10/18)

Drawing Class for Kids! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Enroll your kindergarten student in this exciting and creative exploratory by Young Rembrandts. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall- themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer’s scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts class- room! Sign up today!

Cost: $145 (9 Classes): 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (No Class 10/19)

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Tech Club! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Create stories, games, and animations using World’s most popular programming language for kids, Scratch from MIT, an intuitive visual programming language. The goal is to introduce programming logic to students to help analyze and build PC Games, Animation and Interactive Stories. Students build mini-projects based on a concept each week, with emphasis on analysis and design concepts, and explore alternate ways to solve problems. Students may use skills learned to participate in Video Game STEM Competitions. Tools: MIT’s Scratch, Hardware Interfaces: Microsoft Kinect, LEGO WeDo Robotics.
Cost: $235 (9 Classes): 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (No Class 10/19)

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Golf – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come play – we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the games, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities.
Cost: $195 (9 Classes): 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (No Class 10/19)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a new After-School Enrichment Program?

We’ve been brought on by MATES to bring a cohesiveness and centrality to the after-school exploratories. We hope to provide great service, purposeful programming, and a safe environment where your child can thrive.

A few features of the Growing Outdoors program:

  • We have a Site Coordinator on campus from before the first program begins until the last child is picked up! The Site Coordinator will be reachable by phone while program is running, have a health form for each child, a first aid kit, student lists, and release/emergency information.
  • There is a Growing Outdoors Exploratory Leader in each class! Our trained staff person is there to focus on the students’ well being, while the vendor or Program Specialist will handle the instruction of the activity. Our staff person can help with any individual or emotional problems that may arise, so the instructor can focus on the activity as a whole. They will also handle attendance and dismissal (don’t forget to bring your picture ID!) so you can be sure that your child is well cared for.
  • The Site Coordinator and each Exploratory Leader will have a walkie talkie so additional assistance is only a walkie talkie call away!
  • Online Registration and payment for all after-school exploratories being offered at MATES, making it easier for you!
What happens if my child participates in the YMCA after-care program?

At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in YMCA program from their exploratory to the appropriate location.

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

Please call us as early as possible (before 11 is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The site coordinator (Sam) will be creating daily attendance sheets for each exploratory, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. If a child that is expected does not show up for their exploratory, we will first check with the school to confirm that they were in attendance that day, and then we will call the parents to confirm their child’s safety.

Why are the exploratories divided into trimesters?

We feel that students will get the most out of each exploratory when they have consistent time to be with the same students and the same instructors to build a rapport. By making each trimester eight to ten weeks in length, students will have three opportunities during the school year to try different exploratories. Each trimester will offer different class options for the various age groups!

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

Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible after school enrichment program. Therefore, we need time to train and prepare our staff, in addition to reviewing each child’s health form, 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, supply costs, 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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