Growing Outdoors at MATES
Winter Trimester Programs are Happening Now!

Winter Registration Deadline – Wednesday, January 4

Winter Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below

  • Winter Trimester Exploratories will begin on Monday, January 9.
  • Exploratories will meet 6-8 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week.
  • Exploratories are divided into two age groups: Kindergarten and First-Fifth Grades
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.
  • If you have credit left over from the school closures in March 2020, it will apply automatically when you check out.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Winter Trimester (January 9 – March 3).

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Kindergarten Exploratories: Winter Trimester
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Professor Egghead: Secret Agent Science!  – 1:40pm – 2:35pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Your mission? Become the world’s greatest secret agent! Once the challenge is accepted, Egghead Agents will write with invisible inks by making chemical reactions, make spy tools like periscopes and spy glasses to take home as they learn about mirrors, and crack secret codes with the science of cryptography on their way to becoming super spies.  At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Secret Agent Degree.
Cost: $160 (6 Classes) Class Dates: January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27 (No Class: January 16; February 20)

Viridian Art – Winter Baby Animals! – 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
*This exploratory is open to Kindergarten-5th Grade students! There will be two exploratory groups: Kindergarten-2nd Grade & 3rd Grade-5th Grade
Join our talented viridian art instructors on campus, after school! We will create several amazing pieces of finished art, including drawing, watercolors, acrylics, sculpting, and more.
Cost: $220 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

 

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Super Soccer Stars! – 1:40pm – 2:40pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32

*This exploratory is now full; we hope you’ll consider joining our waitlist!*

Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, and educational environment. Through an agespecific curriculum, soccer is used to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork. Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace!
Cost: $220 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

Winter Yoga & Meditation! – 1:40pm – 2:35pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Each week children will learn age-appropriate traditional yoga poses that build strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility, in addition to breathing practices that develop inner calm, mind-body awareness, concentration, confidence, compassion and patience – all tools that will last a lifetime! Children who practice yoga regularly are more relaxed, centered and steady.
Cost: $195 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2
Sky High Dance! – 1:40pm – 2:35pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_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! New and returning students are welcome!
Cost: $165 (7 Classes) Class Dates: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3 (No Class: February 17)


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Mathnasium: Building Number Sense! – 1:40pm – 2:35pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Math games and problem solving activities so students can exercise “math muscles” and build number sense! All skill levels welcome!
Cost: $175 (7 Classes) Class Dates: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3 (No Class: February 17)

1st – 5th Grade Exploratories: Winter Trimester
(Select the tabs below to see all options)
Professor Egghead: Secret Agent Science!  – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Your mission? Become the world’s greatest secret agent! Once the challenge is accepted, Egghead Agents will write with invisible inks by making chemical reactions, make spy tools like periscopes and spy glasses to take home as they learn about mirrors, and crack secret codes with the science of cryptography on their way to becoming super spies.  At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Secret Agent Degree.
Cost: $160 (6 Classes) Class Dates: January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27 (No Class: January 16; February 20)


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LEGOs: Engineering Adventure! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
So you want to be an engineer or architect? Well what are you waiting for? This is your chance! Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to pair up to build bridges, vehicles and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Do you want to build bridges? Then civil engineering might be the job for you. Want to design the next cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive engineer. Come learn, build and experience engineering adventures with us!
Cost: $160 (6 Classes) Class Dates: January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27 (No Class: January 16; February 20)

 

Viridian Art – Winter Baby Animals!  – 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
*This exploratory is open to Kindergarten-5th Grade students! There will be two exploratory groups: Kindergarten-2nd Grade & 3rd Grade-5th Grade
Join our talented viridian art instructors on campus, after school! We will create several amazing pieces of finished art, including drawing, watercolors, acrylics, sculpting, and more.
Cost: $220 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

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Super Soccer Stars!  – 1:40pm – 2:40pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32

*This exploratory is now full; we hope you’ll consider joining our waitlist!*

Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, and educational environment. Through an agespecific curriculum, soccer is used to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork. Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace!
Cost: $220 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

Woodworking: Delivery Truck Project!  -2:55pm – 3:55pm
Your package is on its way! With the creation of the Interstate Highway System to connect major cities across America, Trucking has become one of the most important ways that we transport packages, food, liquids, building materials, and more, all over the nation. Did you know that last year, delivery trucks were responsible for hauling over 72% of all items shipped within the United States? That’s a lot of stuff! In this class, you’ll get to build your very own model delivery truck out of wood, complete with wheels and room in the trailer to store your belongings! Trained instructors teach you how to safely cut, glue, sand, and more. At the end of the session, you’ll add your own touches to make your delivery truck one of a kind!
Cost: $255 + $35 Materials fee (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

 

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KinFlow!  -2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Click here to watch a KinFlow video!
KinFlow
is a new and engaging mindful team sport. Based on the principles of collective flow states, KinFlow is a breath of fresh air in the world of youth sports. For more info on the field disc sport, please visit
www.kinflow.com
Cost: $220 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

Winter Yoga & Meditation! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Each week children will learn age-appropriate traditional yoga poses that build strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility, in addition to breathing practices that develop inner calm, mind-body awareness, concentration, confidence, compassion and patience – all tools that will last a lifetime! Children who practice yoga regularly are more relaxed, centered and steady.
Cost: $195 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2

 

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Sports Club with Coach Russell! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Coach Russell is back at MATES along with assistant coach Amanda! We will play 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 then we will do some skill development and learn about the general rules as well. Then, we will play several great rounds of games!
Cost: $155 (8 Classes) Class Dates: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2

Mathnasium: Building Number Sense! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32

*This exploratory is now full; we hope you’ll consider joining our waitlist!*

Math games and problem solving activities so students can exercise “math muscles” and build number sense! All skill levels welcome!
Cost: $175 (7 Classes) Class Dates: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3 (No Class: February 17)

 

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Sky High Dance! – 2:55pm – 3:55pm – Click here to view flier!Adobe_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! New and returning students are welcome!
Cost: $165 (7 Classes) Class Dates: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3 (No Class: February 17)

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Covid-19 Procedures for Growing Outdoors?
Growing Outdoors will follow all rules and regulations regarding Covid-19 that have been put in place by district, county, and public health officials. Under this guidance, any student who is under “quarantine” is not permitted to participate in Growing Outdoors exploratories until they have been released from quarantine by their school.

Following updated guidance from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, masks became optional during Spring 2022 Growing Outdoors programs. As we enter the 2022-2023 school year, we will continue to monitor guidance and requirements, and adjust accordingly, as needed.

What happened to the credit I received when schools closed in March 2020?
All credits have been applied to their corresponding accounts on our online registration site. When you register your student, you will see the credit applied on the payment page. If you think this information is incorrect, or if you have any questions about credit, please contact Alec at 818-889-8383 ext, 704 or alec@growingoutdoors.com.
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.
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!
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 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!
What does my exploratory tuition pay for?
There are many factors that affect Growing Outdoors exploratory prices! These might include:

  • We have a Site Coordinator on campus from before the first program begins until the last child is picked up! 
  • 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. 
  • We are dedicated to offering the highest quality after-school programs to our families! Each exploratory has a Vendor or Program Specialist who provides specialized and exciting instruction. To make this possible, each has a fee of their own which makes up the bulk of our exploratory pricing. 
  • Each school district requires use rental fees for all indoor and outdoor exploratory locations. These fees go directly back to your school district! 

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