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2015 Summer Programs

Download the Summer 2015 Brochure (.pdf)

La Salle is pleased to offer a summer selection of more than 40 classes, athletic camps, enrichment courses and Saturday Academy classes for students as young as kindergarten.

Online registration for academic courses, enrichment camps and athletic camps is now open. Click here to register.

If you have questions about La Salle's Summer Programs, please contact Alanna O'Brien at 503.496.1722.

iPad Boot Camps for Incoming Freshmen & Transfers

All new students will be required to attend a 3 hour on-campus iPad Boot Camp on the following dates and times in August:

  • August 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • August 13, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • August 17, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • August 19, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Download the flyer for more information.

Click here to register for an iPad Boot Camp.

Students should bring their iPad to the Boot Camp to register their device with La Salle's mobile device management system and set up appropriate accounts like email, Schoology, Google Apps, etc.

A required Online Module will also be available on June 8. Contact Colette Cassinelli at library@lsprep.org if you need assistance or have further questions.

Credit Courses

Dates: June 22 - July 16 (Monday - Thursday) unless otherwise noted.

Class withdrawal deadline is 8 days prior to the camp or course start date to receive a full refund; 0-7 day withdrawal receives a 50% refund.

Click here to register.

Algebra I
Instructor: Aaron Hazel
Open to incoming 9th - 10th graders 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
.5 semester credit
Online Registration Cost: $315
Open to incoming 9th-10th graders, this course focuses on the second semester of Algebra I with special emphasis on factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations and systems of equations, simplifying radicals and graphing lines and simple curves.

This course is designed for students who studied some Algebra I in 8th grade but did not complete all the topics or students enrolled in Algebra I in high school but earned less than a C.

World History II
Instructor: Meghan O'Dell-Ream
Open to incoming 10th - 11th graders 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
.5 semester credit
Online Registration Cost: $315
World History II focuses on the history of the modern Middle East, the rise of democracy and World War II. It examines the origins of modern day society and continues to explore basic geographical, sociological, political and economic concepts necessary for the study of all social studies courses. Prerequisite for this course is World History I.

Introduction to Sacred Space
Instructor: Gary Hortsch
Open to incoming 12th graders 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
.5 semester credit
Online Registration Cost: $315
This Religious Studies course will study architectural and interior design of churches, temples, mosques and gardens as places of prayer and worship from a variety of faith traditions. The experience will combine classroom research and presentations with field trips to various local 'sacred spaces.'

Physical Education
Instructor: Aaron Hazel
Open to incoming 9th - 12th graders Noon - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
.5 semester credit (with independent work required)
Online Registration Cost: $247.5
In this general physical education course, students will be exposed to various activities focusing on lifetime physical fitness. These activities include but are not limited to tennis, jogging, resistance training, golf, Frisbee golf, etc. Students will participate in a blended class combining teacher directed lessons and independent learning. The course objective is to provide the students with a sustainable plan of lifetime physical fitness that works with their individual needs.

English
Instructor: Alex Smith
Open to incoming 10th - 12th graders 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
.5 semester credit
Online Registration Cost: $315
This course provides developing writers with instruction and practice in producing the kind of writing the academic world will require of them. Students will develop an effective writing process, one in which the skills related to prewriting, drafting, and editing are emphasized. This course is open to students looking for English enrichment or credit recovery.
This course cannot replace future English credit.

Speech and Debate
Instructor: Mike Doran
Open to incoming 9th-12th graders 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
.5 semester credit
Cost: $350
Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, and emphasis is placed on the ability to
face an audience and deliver a thoughtfully written, organized and well-prepared speech. Students
will learn the principles of formal public speaking and formal academic debate. Listening and
other communication and critical thinking skills will also be emphasized. Students also research,
analyze, and debate current issues.
This class satisfies the speech requirement necessary for graduation.

Enrichment Courses

Class withdrawal deadline is 8 days prior to the camp or course start date to receive a full refund; 0-7 day withdrawal receives a 50% refund.

Click here to register.

Bridge to Calculus
Instructor: Larry Swanson
Open to students who have June 22 - July 9 (Monday - Thursday)
completed Algebra II 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Online Registration Cost: $202.50
Students will revisit the pre-calculus topics of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. In addition, analytic trigonometry including proofs and the unit circle will be stressed. The goal of the class is to help students feel ready to jump right into AP Calculus AB in September.

Summer Bridge to High School
Instructor: Christy Robinson
By recommendation only, June 22 - July 9 (Monday - Thursday)
incoming 9th graders 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Online Registration Cost: $135
This course is designed to provide foundational literacy skills needed for a successful transition to high school. Using a summer reading selection as the core text, students will practice and refine both reading and writing skills. In reading, special emphasis will be placed on annotating texts, summarizing main ideas and using evidence to support ideas about the text. In writing, special emphasis will be placed on sentence and paragraph development.

College Kick Start
Instructor: Tyrone Stammers
Open to incoming 11th - 12th graders June 22 - 25, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Registration Cost: $99
This is an opportunity to begin the college search process. This four day class will be comprised of classroom time and college campus tours. The goal of the course is to help students identify and clarify future coursework and possible colleges through self-assessments and class work. Students will take the next step in exploring colleges using various online tools to match their choice of majors and priorities to colleges that offer those majors and interests. In addition, the course prepares students on letters of recommendation, the application process and the scholarship search.

Red Cross: When I'm in Charge
Instructor: Mike Devenney
Open to students ages 7 - 11 July 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Registration Cost: $25.20
This program gives youth increased confidence and the ability to feel safe and in control when home alone by teaching them to act safely, think responsibly, and be independent decision makers. Topics include answering the door/telephone, internet/gun safety and who/when to call in an emergency. Each student receives a workbook, emergency information sheet, house rules form and “How to call 911" card. Older students are encouraged to enroll in the Babysitter's Training course.

Red Cross: Babysitter's Training
Instructor: Mike Devenney
Open to students ages 11 - 15 July 9-10, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Registration Cost: $72
This class is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe to help children behave and learn about basic child care and first aid.

Coding Camp
Instructor: Kyle Voge and Kate Nichols
Open to incoming 9th graders
through Class of 2015
Online Registration Cost: $180
In this week long introductory programming course, students will learn Python, a powerful and versatile programming language in use at colleges and companies around the world. In addition to becoming fluent in the fundamental building blocks of programming we will explore many applications of code, including creating our own graphics and interactive games. No experience necessary!

Photography 101
Instructor Jim Juliano
Open to entering 9th - 12th graders June 22 - 25
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Online Registration Cost: $90
The camp will cover basic principles of photography such as composition, exposure, lighting, and basic camera functions. Daily themes to include topics such as window lighting for portraits, macro photography, stop action/blurring with purpose, landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes. The course will also touch upon cell phone photography if that aligns with student interest. Students enrolled in this course must bring a camera that can operate in MANUAL mode (not necessarily a digital 35 mm). In addition, cell phones encouraged but not required.

Movie Making
Instructor: Mike Ferry '97
Open to entering 9th -12th graders
June 22-July 2, (Monday - Thursday), 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Registration Cost: $157.50
Aspiring filmmakers! Here's your chance to try your hand at being a screenwriter, director, cinematographer, gaffer, sound technician, editor, set designer, hair and makeup artist, or actor or actress. Students will have a hands-on opportunity to create their own film while learning about pre-production, production, and post production. The class will form a collaborative team to create a final video. No equipment necessary but an iPad is recommended.
In addition, students will gain an understanding of film theory by studying some of the most influential filmmakers working today. See how film has become a communication tool, popular art form, and a medium of personal expression.

Art: Value and Texture in Pencil, Print and Paint
Instructor: Marj Seifert
Open to incoming 6th - 9th graders
June 22 - 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Online Registration Cost: $90
Artists in this session will experiment with different media in short mini lessons that introduce a variety of basic techniques inspired by famous artists. Students will be challenged to move beyond the basics to create their own masterpieces, combining different media in a single art piece.

Falcon Athletic Camps

If you have a school auction gift certificate to redeem, or if you are a teacher or coach, registering your student, please contact Sherri Keepes at skeepes@lsprep.org.

Class withdrawal deadline is 8 days prior to the camp or course start date to receive a full refund; 0-7 day withdrawal receives a 50% refund.

Click here to register.

Football Spring Drills
Head Coach Aaron Hazel
May 26 - 29 and June 1 - 4
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Open to incoming 9th-12th graders
Cost: No charge

Girls' Basketball Camp
Head Coach Kelli Wedin
June 15 - 18

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Open to incoming 4th-6th graders

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 7th-9th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81

Boys' Basketball Camp
Head Coach Jared Curtiss
June 22 - 25

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Open to incoming 4th-6th graders

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 7th-9th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81

Co-ed Tennis Camp
Head Coach Mike Devenney
& Gundars Tilmanas
July 6 - 10

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Open to incoming 5th-12th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81

Volleyball Camps
Head Coach Liz Banta
August 3 - 5

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to incoming 3rd-5th graders
Online Registration Cost: $58.50

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 6th-8th graders
Cost: $58.50

August 10 - 12
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 9th-12th graders
Online Registration Cost: $58.50

Football Camp
Head Coach Aaron Hazel
August 10 - 13

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 4th-8th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81
High School Football Camp
Head Coach Aaron Hazel
August 10 - 13

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 9th-12th graders
Online Registration Cost: No Charge
Boys' Soccer Camp
Head Coach Seth Altshuler
August 10 - 14

10:00 a.m. - Noon
Open to incoming 9th-12th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81
Girls' Soccer Camp
August 10 - 14

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 9th-12th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81
Cheerleading Camp
Head Coach Megan Rensberger
August 10 - 13

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open to incoming K-8th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81
Softball Camp
Head Coach Walt Stockfleth
August 18 - 19

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open to incoming 4th-9th graders
Online Registration Cost: $81

Saturday Academy

Registration for all Saturday Academy classes will need to be completed on the Saturday Academy Website. Click here for more information.


Class Title Dates Times
C++ Programming: Level I July 14 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Programming in C: Level I July 14 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chemistry Lab July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chemistry: It's a Gas! July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Comic books: Your Life on Paper July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Creative Programming & Circuit Design July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Engineering: Quirky Machines July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Engineering: Rube Goldberg Machines July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Game Design: Intro July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Journalism: Feature Writing July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LEGO® Engineering: Air Power July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LEGO®: WeDo® Robotics July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Physics of Light July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Programming in Python® July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Programming: Beginners July 20 - 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Word Play July 20 - 23 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Program Contacts


Academic Courses, please contact Alanna O'Brien at ao'brien@lsprep.org

Athletic Camps, please contact Chris George at cgeorge@lsprep.org

Enrichment Courses, please contact Sherri Keepes at skeepes@lsprep.org

iPad Boot Camps, please e-mail library@lsprep.org.

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