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Middle School Summer Programs

Eugene School District 4J is offering free, fun summer enrichment opportunities designed especially for middle school students.

All classes are open to 4J students entering grades 6–8 in the fall 2021 unless otherwise indicated. Students can attend any program, regardless of the middle school they attend. Click on the links for more program information and to register.

More programs may be added. Please check back for updates.

Program

When

Where

Register

K-8 Summer Youth Sports Camps
Court and Net Sports FULL Camp 1: July 28–30
Camp 2: August 16–18
9:30am-12:30pm 
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Registration closed
Shim Sham (Solo Jazz)
Dance Camp
August 2, 10–11 a.m.
(drop off starts at 9:30 a.m..)
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Register
Sewing and Textile FULL August 2–5,
9 a.m.–noon
Madison Middle School,
875 Wilkes Drive
Registration closed
Introduction to Stop
Motion Animation
FULL August 2–6,
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location change!

Churchill High School,
1850 Bailey Hill Rd.

Registration closed
Junior Dublinaires’
Summer Sing
August 2–6,
1–4 p.m.
Sheldon High School,
2455 Willakenzie Road
Register
Fiber Arts August 2–13,
9 a.m.–noon
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Register
T-Shirt Decorating FULLAugust 4, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
(drop off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Waitlist
Charleston (Solo Jazz) Dance Camp Session 1: August 5, 10–11 a.m.

Session 2: August 10, 10-11 a.m.
(drop off starts at 9:30 a.m..)

Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Register
Patchwork Quilt for
St. Vincent de Paul Night Shelter
August 6, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
(drop off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Register
Art and Engineering
with Glowforge Pro
FULL August 9–12,
9 a.m.–noon
Madison Middle School,
875 Wilkes Drive
Registration closed
Summer Band August 9–13,
9 a.m.–noon
Sheldon High School,
2455 Willakenzie Road
Register
Event Planning
and Management
August 9–13,
9 a.m.–noon
Spencer Butte Middle School,
500 E. 43rd Ave
Register
Maker Space  FULL August 16–20:
• Morning Session: 9 a.m.–noon
• Afternoon Session: 1–4 p.m.
Spencer Butte Middle School,
500 E. 43rd Ave.
Registration closed
Intro to Skateboarding FULL August 18–20, 9 a.m.–noon Roosevelt Middle School,
500 E. 24th Ave.
Registration closed
Sewing for Beginners FULL Session 1: August 2-5; Session 2: August 23–27,
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School,
500 E. 24th Ave.
Waitlist
Lindy Hop (pairs social dance) Dance Camp August 17, 10–11 a.m.
(drop off starts at 9:30 a.m..)
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Register
Art Extravaganza Camp FULL August 2–6,
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Waitlist
Culinary Science FULL July 26-August 12,
Session 1: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Session 2: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School,
2555 Gilham Rd
Registration Closed
T-shirt Screen Printing FULL August 17-19,
10 a.m. – 1 p.m (drop off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Monroe Middle School,
2800 Bailey Lane
Registration Closed
Engineering & Design Robotics FULL August 23–24,
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
LOCATION CHANGE!

Madison Middle School,
875 Wilkes Drive

Registration Closed
Introduction to Mariachi Music

Campamento de Verano – Introducción a la Música de Mariachi

August 16–20,
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
LOCATION CHANGE!

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary,
120 W Hilliard Lane

Register

Registrar

Track and Field Camp August 16–18,
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Arts & Technology Academy

1650 W 22nd Ave

Registration Closed
Youth Wrestling Aug 9- Aug 13;

8:30-10:30am

Arts & Technology Academy

1650 W 22nd Ave

Register
Rock Climbing and Functional Movement Aug 9-  Aug 13;

11am-1pm

Arts & Technology Academy

1650 W 22nd Ave

Waitlist
Nature: Writing, walking, and making August 16-20

9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Roosevelt Middle School,
500 E. 24th Ave.
Register
Photography August 2–5 (sessions 1 & 2)
August 9-12 (sessions 3 & 4)Session 1 & 3: 9:30am-11:00amSession 2 & 4- 12:00pm-1:30pm
Arts & Technology Academy

1650 W 22nd Ave

Register

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Courts and Net Sports-FULL

When: Camp 1: July 28–30, Camp 2: August 16–18; 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Nathan Klarr, 541-790-6356, klarr_n@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Registration closed

This program will include court and net sports with optional field activities such as disc golf, ladder golf, ultimate Frisbee, soccer and other team sports.


Shim Sham (Solo Jazz) Dance Camp

When: August 2, 10–11 a.m. (drop-off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Angela Finneran, 541-808-1499, finneran_a@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Q326vXjAaSEq61RP7

Come learn the Shim Sham! This Lindy Hop line dance has its roots in tap but evolved to be a favorite in the Savory Ballroom in the 1930s swing era. Through the influence of famed dancer and choreographer Frankie Manning, the Shim Sham is now a global phenomenon and can be enjoyed by young, old and everyone in between.

The class will include the follow-the-leader-style learning of classic jazz steps, as well as jam circles and tons of fun music. No experience necessary; just bring your good vibes! This camp is open to all K–12 students.


Sewing and Textile – FULL

When:  August 2–5, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
Contact: Katie Bushnell, 541-790-4300, liane_k@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Registration Closed

Come explore your creative side with sewing! This is a beginning-level class, but students with some previous sewing experience are welcome to participate and build on their current skills.

Participants will get to experience both hand stitching and machine sewing in this small group, social setting.

  • Use a sewing machine
  • Hand sew
  • Applique/patch
  • Operate specialty tools
  • Follow a pattern to complete a project
  • Design project elements

Students will be provided all materials for the course as needed.


Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

When: August 2-6, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd.
Contact: Holly Albone, 541-790-8300, albone_h@4j.lane.edu
Full–Registration closed

This course is an introduction to the art of creating stop motion animation. We will learn about the history of stop motion animation and the techniques used to create it. We will experiment with a variety of stop motion animation styles using drawing, cut-outs, modeling clay, and 3D objects. We will also learn how to add sound and edit completed films. This class will teach you everything that you need to know to create your own stop motion animation films.


Junior Dublinaires’ Summer Sing

When: August 2–6, 1–4 p.m.
Where: Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road
Contact: Megan Purdue, 503-568-1612, perdue_m@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Tin1y3kHU7KMfmZ27

Junior Dublinaires’ Summer Sing offers middle school students an opportunity to sing and learn about contemporary choral music in a fun, collaborative atmosphere and connect with high school musicians. It’s like the real-life “Pitch Perfect”!

Students will learn about contemporary a cappella and choral music through group rehearsals, sectionals, and special sessions on beatboxing and choreography. They will also learn about healthy vocal technique and production. The week culminates with a group performance at Sheldon High School. All ability and experience levels are encouraged to join. Students will be provided materials for the course, as needed.


Fiber Arts

When: August 2–13, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Melinda Brady
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/stnbbztp

Question: What is fiber arts? Answer: It is art made with string, yarn wool, thread and other things. Play and explore with a variety of materials and techniques! Needle felt a landscape, sculpt a fiber bowl, embellish with embroidery, macramé a bracelet, weave a wall hanging, sew patchwork, weave with beads, and more during this hands-on enrichment program.

Students will be provided materials for the course, as needed.


T-Shirt Decorating

When: August 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (drop-off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Angela Finneran, 541-808-1499, finneran_a@4j.lane.edu
(FULL) Waitlist Link: https://tinyurl.com/hrvxb7yn

Join us in decorating a T-shirt! Each student will be provided a plain tee and pair of
plain canvas shoes to decorate, but they’re also free to bring their own freshly laundered items to
decorate and refashion with our provided materials, including Tie-dye, fabric paints and craft supplies.

The art camp will be a friendly, relaxed and warm atmosphere with light background music and
a chance to socialize with other middle schoolers while creating cool art.


Charleston (Solo Jazz) Dance Camp

When: August 5 & 10, 10–11 a.m. (drop-off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Angela Finneran, 541-808-1499, finneran_a@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Q326vXjAaSEq61RP7

The Charleston is the original dance craze that swept the nation from coast to coast. Originating in 1920s South Carolina, echos of its rhythm and shape can be seen in hip hop, breakin’, and other contemporary Black American traditions. We will explore the many variations of the Charleston that have developed through the decades and encourage students to find their own style to add to the conversation! The class will include follow-the-leader-style learning of classic jazz steps, as well as jam circles and tons of fun music. No experience necessary, just bring your good vibes! This course will be the same on both August 5th and 10th, but feel free to sign up for both!

Class capacity- 40 students, all ages

**Solo dance will be held in accordance with 4J School District COVID safety protocols specific, Including the practice of social distancing and required PPE.**

This camp is open to all K–12 students.



Patchwork Quilt for St. Vincent de Paul Night Shelter

When: August 6, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (drop off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Angela Finneran, 541-808-1499, finneran_a@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/56cckcfj

Come learn how to make a patchwork quilt and create a loving gift for a child in our community. Join us in building your own quilt square or squares and learning how to sew, cross-stitch and embroider. Students will work together to sew and complete a one-of-a-kind quilt or quilts for donation to the St. Vincent de Paul’s The First Place Annex Night Shelter. The quilt will be given to a youth in need that attends the shelter with their family. This art camp will be a friendly and warm atmosphere with light background music and a chance to socialize with other middle school students while creating art—and hope.


Art and Engineering with Glowforge Pro

When: August 9–12, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
Contact: M.E. Dunlap, 541-790-4300, dunlap_m@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link:  Full– Registration closed

Come design and create using a professional-grade laser cutter to turn your project vision into a reality!

Students will each have the opportunity to design, create, and assemble pieces for a fully functional balance scale. Additionally, the class will also explore production art, such as poster and print-making using the equipment.

Class activities and key skills include design, sculpture, critical thinking, equipment operation, problem-solving, and creativity.

Students will be provided all materials for the course as needed.


Summer Band

Who: Students entering grades 6–8 with band experience or instructor consent
When: August 9–13, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road
Contact: Julie Bounds, 971-808-0341, bounds_j@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/4jmssummerband

The program is designed for students who have completed at least one year of band instruction on their selected instrument (this is NOT a beginning band course). It will support middle school band musicians through review and coaching from local community members on their specific instruments. Instruction will focus on developing skills on their specific instruments with a focus on community and ensemble playing skills. The week will include experiences in small and large ensembles, concluding with a short concert performance by each band.

Students will be provided materials for the course and access to an instrument, if needed.

Prerequisites: Students must have participated in band during the 2020–21 school year OR receive instructor consent.


Event Planning and Management

When: August 9–13, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.
Contact: Margaret Albright, albright_m@4j.lane.edu, and Heather Acharya, acharya_h@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/T5wF6UEBstVRdPNb8

In this course, students will participate in a project-based learning opportunity to learn the ins and outs of school event planning. Through this project, they will have opportunities to choose an event they would like to plan for their school. They will develop a finished project/storyboard that outlines all the needs and wants of their event.

This course will provide life skills such as budgeting, organizing, teamwork, communication, anticipating problems and paying attention to details. We will have students examine how events can include individuals from all walks of life and accommodate any special needs that may need to be addressed.


Maker Space

When: August 16–20
Morning Session: 9 a.m.–noon
Afternoon Session: 1–4 p.m.
Where: Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.
Contact: Peter Tromba, 541-790-8300, tromba_p@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Full– registration closed

Students will learn how to design and make items in Spencer Butte’s Maker Space lab using a variety of tools and mediums: 3D printing, computer numerical control (CNC) routing, paper and vinyl cutting and construction, tee-shirt making, and Lego robotics. There are no prerequisites or materials to buy, and students get to take home what they make.


Intro to Skateboarding

When: August 18–20, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
Contact: Michael Bell, bell_m@4j.lane.edu
Full–Registration closed

The program is designed for both beginning and intermediate youth skateboarders who wish to improve their skateboarding skills. Participation in the program will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skateboarding techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skateboarding as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.


Sewing for Beginners–Sewing as Art Therapy

When: Session 1: August 2-5; Session 2: August 23–27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
Contact: Virginia Seefeld, seefeld@4j.lane.edu
(Full) Waitlist Link: https://forms.gle/LKqSmgbMKfXjpcfv6

An introductory class designed to help budding artists explore sewing as a creative outlet. The goal of the camp is to provide an opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of sewing; gain valuable skills with guided practice; build a foundation for creative problem-solving; practice patience in seeing a project through from start to finish; and, most importantly, explore creative, non-digital artistic expression. Students will have an opportunity to create one large or several small projects over the course of the week.

No sewing experience is required. Students are asked to bring to class a water bottle, personal snacks, creative mind and a bit of patience.


Lindy Hop (Pairs Social Dance) Dance Camp

When: August 17th (drop-off starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Angela Finneran, 541-808-1499, finneran_a@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Q326vXjAaSEq61RP7

Lindy Hop is “America’s folk dance,” a social dance created by Black American dancers in Harlem’s famous Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s. Famously done at high tempos to scorching big bands, Lindy Hop was an important avenue of self-expression for young people in difficult times.

Come “swing-out” with us and join a global community of people who love to get down to swing music. The class will include the follow-the-leader-style learning of classic jazz steps, as well as jam circles and tons of fun music. No experience necessary, just bring your good vibes! This camp is open to all 6–12 students.


Middle School Art Extravaganza Summer Camp

When: August 2-6, 9am – 12pm
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Claire Kronser, kronser@4j.lane.edu
(Full) Waitlist Link: https://forms.gle/x3Ss5JroWCq84c2E9 

Come create various art projects from glazing clay plates, painting on canvas, making lanyards, to painting pillowcases! Have some fun and begin to express yourself more through art.  This is an opportunity to explore your creativity with the direction of a seasoned art teacher from Monroe.

Let’s create together! 


Culinary Science

When: July 26-August 12,

Morning Session: 9 a.m.–noon
Afternoon Session: 1–4 p.m.

Where: Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd
Contact: Sara Connors, email: connors_s@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Full–Registration closed

This Culinary Science class will blend scientific concepts with building culinary skills.  We will make, prepare and enjoy a variety of foods with an emphasis on baked goods.  We will also explore the link between cooking and science concepts such as fermentations, acid-base reactions and caramelization.  The third week will incorporate creativity as we focus on cake baking and cake decorating.


T-Shirt Screen Printing

When: August 17-19, 10am – 1pm
Where: Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Contact: Gene Newbold, newbold_g@4j.lane.edu and Carrie Tilson, tilson_c@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Full–Registration closed

Learning the art of design and screen printing, students will design and screen print their own T-shirts!! We will walk through each step of the process together, and make some friends along the way. As time allows, we will dabble in some other methods of printmaking as well.


Engineering Design & Robotics

When: August 23-24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: (LOCATION CHANGE) Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
Contact: Dagmara McKnight, John Wayland, wayland_j@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: Full–Registration closed

Engages students in hands-on, project-based learning while developing their scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills in this fun, collaborative workshop where they can interact positively with peers. 


Introduction to Mariachi Music

When: August 16-20,  1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Where: (LOCATION CHANGE) River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary, 120 W Hilliard Lane
Contact: Fernell Lopez, lopez_f@4j.lane.edu
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ATu1PzPhaSh7WXoX8

Session A (10am – 12pm) Intro to Mariachi Music is designed for students with little experience playing violin, trumpet, or guitar. Instructors will divide students into two groups; one for instruction on violin/trumpet musicianship, and the other will work on basic guitar/bass (vihuela/guitarrón) mariachi rhythms and styles.

Session B (1 – 3pm) is for more advanced students. Also divided into violin/trumpet group, and guitar bass group. Students will focus on learning the mariachi style through some traditional Mexican songs for a performance at the end of the session.

In both sessions, the groups will join together for part of the time to play basic mariachi-style exercises and learn some of the traditional Mexican songs. We will also listen and watch some of the main exponents of this music style online.

Both sessions will conclude with a presentation of learned skills and a performance of songs in Spanish. 

Open to students in grades 5-12.

Campamento de Verano – Introducción a la Música de Mariachi

Los estudiantes tendrán acceso a los instrumentos y materiales requieridos para el curso. También pueden traer los suyos propios si lo prefieren.

El Curso de Introducción a la Música de Mariachi está diseñado para estudiantes con alguna experiencia tocando violín, trumpeta, o guitarra. Los instructores devidirán a los estudiantes en tres grupos: Violín – grupo 1, Trompeta- grupo 2, y Guitarra/Cello/Contrabajo – grupo 3. Para estudiantes en el grupo 3 de guitarra, la experiencia es deseable, pero no es un requisito. Todos los estudiantes pasarán parte de la sesión diaria aprendiendo música en general – ritmos y estilos de mariachi – y desarrollando la técnica propia de su instrumento.
Los 3 grupos se reunirán el resto de la sesión para tocar ejercicios básicos de mariachi y aprender canciones tradicionales mexicanas. También escucharemos y veremos a algunos de los principales exponentes de este género musical en línea.

Planeamos terminar nuestro Campamento de Música de Mariachi el viernes, el 20 de agosto con una presentación de las habilidadess aprendidas y algunas canciones tradicionales mexicanas, como “De Colores” y “Cielito Lindo”.

**El Campamento de Música de Mariachi se llevará a cabo de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad De COVID del Distrito Escolar 4J para la educación musical. Incluyendo la práctica de distanciamiento social y PPE requeridos.**

**Este campamento no ofrece transporte escolar. Los Padres/Tutores y otros adultos son responsables de traer y recoger a los estudiantes.

Instructores: Fernell López, Arturo Zavala, Tenaya Cooley
Fechas: Agosto 16 al 20
Hora: 1 – 3pm, bolsa de almuerzo estará disponible para los estudiantes desde las 12.30pm.
Lugar: Escuela Primaria El Camino del Río/River Road – Salón de Música
Grados: 5º a 12º grados
Requisitos: Para violinistas y trompetistas, por lo menos un año participando en banda o cuerdas en su escuela. No se requiere experiencia previa para guitarra, cello, o contrabajo.


 

Track & Field Camp

When: August 16-18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Arts and Technology Academy, 1650 W 22nd Ave
Contact: Daniel Morphis, morphis_d@4j.lane.edu 
Registration Link: Full-Registration closed

A track and field camp that introduces students to the different events of track and field. Conditioning and coaching in each event will allow students that did not get to participate in this sport for the last two seasons to start getting ready for the 2021/2022 season. This camp will also give athletes the opportunity to build on their specific skills to excel in each event.


Youth Wrestling

(No wrestling experience required)
When: Monday Aug 9- Friday Aug 13; 8:30-10:30am
Where: ATA Middle School, 1650 W 22nd Ave
Contact: Thomas Pfanner, pfanner_t@4j.lane.edu

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/QdTBWxHM4Jm16E4KA

Are you ready to level up your wrestling game!?  We will engage in foundational wrestling techniques, drills and games.  As well as tying in fun agility activities and competitions.  

This camp is perfect for any youth who is interested in checking out wrestling for the first time or looking to keep skills sharp in the off season.  There will be an emphasis on skill development.  


Rock Climbing and Functional Movement

(No rock climbing experience required)

When: Monday Aug 9- Friday Aug 13; 11am-1pm
Where: ATA Middle School, 1650 W 22nd Ave
Contact: Thomas Pfanner, pfanner_t@4j.lane.edu

(Full) Waitlist Link: https://forms.gle/VJnNfFE8ZxwdLaB98

Time to rock & roll!  This exciting opportunity will teach kids the basics and safety of indoor rock climbing.  We will be starting with bouldering and progressing to top roping throughout the week.  In addition we will be using brand new equipment in our functional movement warm up!

This camp is perfect for anyone looking to climb the ladder with their rock climbing skills! 


Nature: Writing, Walking, and Making

When: August 16th- 20th,  9am – 1pm
Where: Roosevelt Middle School
Contact: Meredith Coelho, coelho_m@4j.lane.edu

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/QQMhMxxKQyuYZnTJ7

This creative writing and making class is centered on the skills of observation and cultivating curiosity. Students will experience a small class focused on expressing their values and experiences that relate to nature, while learning about local plants and animals. 


Photography

When: August 2nd-5th (sessions 1-2) & August 9th-12th (sessions 3-4)

                        Session #1 & 3 – 9:30am-11:00am

                        Session #2 & 4- 12:00pm-1:30pm

Where: ATA Middle School, 1650 W 22nd Ave
Contact: Jesse Skoubo,  Skoubo_j@4j.lane.edu

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/PvH9b2V7M5Bd4SLQ8

In this class students will learn basic photography tips and techniques using a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera, including features unique to digital cameras and basic photo editing. The class will include plenty of hands-on practice and several photo walks around the school, and in the community.  Students will also develop and practice a variety of technology skills using digital photography tools (like Pixlr) and the internet.   The class will also focus on the design and revision process – planning, drafting, copy-editing, and, finally, publishing.  


Other Programs

Extended School Year for Middle Schoolers
Program for selected students receiving special education, by invitation only