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Summer Redwood Eagles Camp

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Create the perfect summer camp based on your child’s interests!

WHAT: Redwood Eagles Camp (REC) is a summer-long enrichment program offered to both current and non-RCS students designed with thematic weeks to challenge and support your child’s many interests. Our camps are for students entering grades 1 – 10th (grade as of Fall 2020) and will focus on the fundamental skills of various activities and incorporate fun, engaging games to reinforce camper learning.

WHO: Led by Patrick Lee, Director of Specialized Programs at Redwood Christian Schools, our REC program utilizes many of the talents and specialties of teachers and coaches at RCS. All adult and high school student staff are vetted through our application process and will be directly supervised by current RCS teachers, coaches and/or staff. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:20 but we endeavor to lower this ratio as appropriate to the themed week.

WHERE: Summer REC will be held at the RCS Middle School & High School campus located in San Lorenzo (exceptions TBA). This campus provides campers with plenty of outdoor space as well as a new, state-of-the-art gymnasium. Classrooms will also be used to provide indoor teaching and activities as appropriate.
Please revisit this page in March to see next summer’s offerings!

Before/After Camp Care:

Before camp (BC) and/or after camp (AC) care is available to all students entering 1st through 6th grades (current RCS students entering K through 6th) at a flat rate weekly fee (which includes the cost of any qualifying camp(s)). Summer REC staff will escort your child to / pick-up from the appropriate registered camp.

This care option allows you to drop off/pick up your child anytime between 7 am and 6 pm – Monday through Friday. We do not offer drop-in, half-day, or hourly care outside of camp.

Registration timeline:

  1. Early Bird discount available when registering before May 1st
  2. Regular registration open until 2 weeks prior to camp start date
  3. $25 late fee if registering later than 2 weeks prior to camp start date
  4. Registration CLOSED 1 week prior to camp start date

Costs:

All camp and care costs are listed in the registration form (below) available March 2.

2020 Summer REC:

Week 1 (5/26 – 5/29): Co-Ed Basketball Camp, Entering Grades 3-7

Week 1 : COED Basketball Camp I
Grades: Entering 3rd - 7th Grade (Ages 8-12)
Time: 9am - 1pm
Dates: Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29

What to Expect from this Camp:
Are you interested in learning the sport of basketball? Want to learn/try the fundamental skills? This recreational camp is designed for players who want to learn the basics and improve their basic skills. Specific instruction will be given in the areas of footwork, ball handling, shooting, one-on-one moves, and man-to-man defense. We emphasize leadership, self-confidence, individual development and character as a part of our camp instruction. This camp will incorporate all the fundamental skills of the game with fun competitive games. Every player that participates will improve and learn techniques they can take home to practice.

All campers will receive a Baden basketball and a custom camp T-shirt. Many individual prizes will also be awarded.

Leader Biography:
Coach Drew Sanchez is currently the head coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at Redwood Christian School in San Lorenzo, CA. Before coming to RCS, Coach Sanchez was the head coach for the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Team at Christian High School in El Cajon, CA. He spent one season there and then chose to pursue his love for basketball in the form of ministry through the athletic branch of Athletes in Action. Prior to his professional career, he played college basketball at San Diego Christian College. His senior season he was 1st team All-Conference and 2nd team All American for NAIA D1. His senior season he led the nation in assists for NAIA D1.

Also Consider: Boys Basketball Camp (6/15 - 6/18) , Girls Basketball Camp (6/22 - 6/25)

Week 2 (6/1 – 6/4): STEM Camp, Entering Grades 3-6

Week 2 : STEM Camp
Grades: Entering 3rd - 6th Grade
Time: 9am - 12pm
Dates: Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 4

What to Expect from this Camp:
Campers will engage in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Campers will concentrate on the fundamentals of how things move and are powered, and they will use their abilities to build and improve upon various models and objects while implementing STEM principles and the Engineering Design Process. Our activities will include building pull back cars, designing and building balloon powered cars, and building wind energy generating devices. We also plan on experimenting with dropping devices and building structures designed to protect our dropped objects. All activities will increase our understanding of STEM and the Design Process.

Leader Biography:
Tish Wodetzki (aka Mrs. Wo) came to us from Cincinnati, Ohio this past year, but she is not new to the sciences or to STEM. Mrs. Wo served 20 years as a pilot in the US Air Force. She retired in Southern California in 2006 where she received her teaching credential through Chapman University in Palmdale, CA. Mrs. Wo has over 12 years of teaching experience, and since 2011 her educational efforts and training have focused on science, math, and STEM.

Also Consider:
Chess (6/8 - 6/11), Jr. Lego Masters (7/20 - 7/23)

Week 3 (6/8 – 6/11): Volleyball Camp, Entering Grades 5-9

Week 3 : Volleyball Camp
Grades: Entering 5th - 9th Grade
Time: 9am - 12pm
Dates: Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11

What to Expect from this Camp:
Are you interested in learning the sport of volleyball? Want to learn/try the fundamental skills? Campers will work on fundamental skills such as bumping, passing, footwork, serving, and setting. We emphasize leadership, self-confidence, individual development, and character as part of our camp instruction. This camp is appropriate for beginning and intermediate players.

Leader Biography:
Coach Moog has been teaching PE at Redwood Christian Schools for the past 21 years and has been a volleyball coach for the past 15 years (it's her favorite sport to coach!). She finds satisfaction when a group can come together to achieve a common goal. The game of volleyball demands the interdependence of the team and that is what drives her.

Also consider:
Basketball Camp (5/26 - 5/29), Soccer Camp (6/22 - 6/25)

Week 3 (6/8 – 6/11): Chess Camp, Entering Grades 1-8

Week 3 : Chess Camp
Grades: Entering 1st - 8th Grade
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Dates: Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11

What to Expect from this Camp:
Calling all chess players to learn the fun and strategic game of Chess! This camp is designed for first-timers as well as experienced players. Campers will be divided into groups by age and/or experience to learn all things chess; from the basics of the game, to how each piece moves, to more advanced moves and strategy and then on to playing games with other campers at their level.

Leader Biography:
Coach Jolly Chen is an experienced chess instructor who has taught chess to children of all ages. He has taught classes and chess camps with the Berkeley Chess School, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), City of Dublin, home school groups, and church groups. In high school, Coach Chen was a nationally ranked player for his age. He still actively plays online at chess.com where his blitz rating places him in the 97th percentile of over a million players.

Also Consider:
STEM Camp (6/1 - 6/4), Jr. Lego Masters (7/20 - 7/23), Disney Design (7/27 - 7/30)

Week 3-4 (6/8 – 6/19): Musical Theater Camp, Entering Grades 4-8

Week 3/4 : Music Theater Camp I
Grades: Entering 4rd - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 19 (TWO weeks required.) *Finale Production at 7:00pm on June 19*

What to Expect from this Camp:
This program is designed to allow children to work on theatrical skills and to learn more about acting, singing, and speaking in front of large groups. Students will also learn teamwork as campers collaborate to build a set, sing group songs, and perform together. Parents are invited to see the finale production on Friday, June 19th at 7pm.

Leader Biography:
Miss Rachel Fong is currently the choral and strings teacher at Redwood Christian Schools. She graduated with a B.M. in Music Education with a focus in choral studies from San Jose State University. She has been part of many theatrical and musical productions in school and at church.

Also Consider:
Jr. Lego Masters (7/20 - 7/23), Disney Designers (7/27 - 7/30)

Week 4 (6/15 – 6/18): Boys Basketball Camp, Entering Grades 5-9

Week 4 : BOYS Basketball Camp II
Grades: Entering 5th - 9th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 15 - Thursday, June 18

What to Expect from this Camp:
Are you looking to prepare for playing basketball in high school? Want to improve/refine your skills? This camp is designed for players who want to practice the basics and improve their to more advanced skills. Specific instruction will be given in the areas of footwork, ball handling, shooting, one-on-one moves, and man-to-man defense. We emphasize leadership, self-confidence, individual development and character as a part of our camp instruction. This camp will incorporate all the fundamental skills of the game with fun competitive games. Every player that participates will improve and learn techniques they can take home to practice.

All campers will receive a Baden basketball and a custom camp T-shirt. Many individual prizes will also be awarded.

Leader Biography:
Coach Drew Sanchez is currently the head coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at Redwood Christian School in San Lorenzo, CA. Before coming to RCS, Coach Sanchez was the head coach for the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Team at Christian High School in El Cajon, CA. He spent one season there and then chose to pursue his love for basketball in the form of ministry through the athletic branch of Athletes in Action. Prior to his professional career, he played college basketball at San Diego Christian College. His senior season he was 1st team All-Conference and 2nd team All American for NAIA D1. His senior season he led the nation in assists for NAIA D1.

Also consider: Advanced Soccer (6/29 - 7/3), Baseball (7/6 - 7/9)

Week 5 (6/22 – 6/25): Girls Basketball Camp, Entering Grades 5-9

Week 5 : GIRLS Basketball Camp
Grades: Entering 5th - 9th Grade
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Dates: Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25

What to Expect from this Camp:
Are you looking to prepare for playing basketball in high school? Want to improve/refine your skills? This camp is designed for players who want to practice the basics and improve their more advanced skills. Specific instruction will be given in the areas of footwork, ball handling, shooting, one-on-one moves, and man-to-man defense. We emphasize leadership, self-confidence, individual development and character as a part of our camp instruction. This camp will incorporate all the fundamental skills of the game with fun competitive games. Every player that participates will improve and learn techniques they can take home to practice.

Leader Biography:
Coach Joe Hendren has been coaching basketball for 35 years. He has coached both boys and girls including the RCS Varsity Girls team for 18 years, including two state championship appearances, AND ONE state championship. Since 2010, Joe has coached teams in the Crossover youth basketball league, the RCS Elementary Girls teams, and the Middle School Girls teams. Coach Hendren is also in the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame.

Also consider: COED Basketball (5/26 - 5/29), Advanced Soccer (6/29 - 7/3)

Week 5 (6/22 – 6/25): Soccer Camp, Entering Grades 1-6

Week 5 : Soccer Camp I
Grades: Entering 1st - 6th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25

What to Expect from this Camp:
This camp is designed for players who want to learn and improve their skills. Specific instruction will be given in the areas of touch, passing, and striking. Camps will stress fundamental skills for beginning and intermediate level play in a recreational environment.

Leader Biography:
Coach Greg Hinton is currently the head coach of the RCS Boys Varsity Soccer team at Redwood Christian Schools in San Lorenzo, CA. He will be entering his 6th season coaching the Eagles varsity and middle school teams. Coach Hinton played college soccer for San Diego Christian College, competing in the NCCAA national championship tournament in 1999. He has coached several programs across the country at Varsity and JV levels. His 20 years of coaching experience brings a wealth of knowledge to camp.

Joining Coach Hinton will be his assistant coaching team including current and alumni players.

Also Consider:
Volleyball Camp (6/8 - 6/11), Advanced Soccer (6/29 - 7/3)

Week 6 (6/29 – 7/2): Advanced Soccer Camp, Entering Grades 4-8

Week 6 : Advanced Soccer Camp II
Grades: Entering 4th - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2

What to Expect from this Camp:
Are you looking to prepare for playing soccer in high school? Want to improve/refine your skills? This camp is designed for players who want to practice the basics and improve to more advanced skills. Specific instruction will be given in the areas of touch, passing, and striking. Camps will stress fundamental skills for beginning and intermediate level play in a recreational environment.

Leader Biography:
Coach Greg Hinton is currently the head coach of the RCS Boys Varsity Soccer team at Redwood Christian Schools in San Lorenzo, CA. He will be entering his 6th season coaching the Eagles varsity and middle school teams. Coach Hinton played college soccer for San Diego Christian College, competing in the NCCAA national championship tournament in 1999. He has coached several programs across the country at Varsity and JV levels. His 20 years of coaching experience brings a wealth of knowledge to camp.

Joining Coach Hinton will be his assistant coaching team including current and alumni players.

Also Consider:
Volleyball (6/8 - 6/11), Baseball (7/6 - 7/9)

Week 7 (7/6 – 7/9): Baseball Camp, Ages 9-15

Week 7 : Baseball Camp I – All Skills
Grades: Entering 3rd - 7th Grade
Time: 8:30am - 11:45am
Dates: Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 9

What to Expect from this Camp:
Campers will be given the opportunity to improve in all phases of the game with drills that emphasize proper fundamentals. Player safety is stressed at all times.

The All Skills camp is our signature camp which includes: game competition. Bunting instruction; batting fundamentals; defensive skill of the day; pitching mechanics; base running; defensive responsibilities for all positions; written evaluation; daily prizes. Campers will be given the opportunity to improve in all phases of the game with drills that emphasize proper fundamentals. Player safety is stressed at all times. All campers will receive a special camp T-shirt.

What You Should Bring:
Baseball glove, protective cup, shorts, sweats, or baseball pants, bat (optional), hat, and sunscreen

Leader Biography:
Jim Cleveland is the Varsity baseball coach at Redwood Christian High School for 26 years - guided Redwood to NCS Div. V Championship in 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018. Further accolades include: 2015 North Coast Section Spring Honor Coach, 2010 American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for Division III, Coach of 2004, 2016 & 2017 North All Star Team in CA North vs. South High School showcase. Furthermore, Coach Cleveland has been the speaker at coaching clinics nationwide including the A.B.C.A. National coaching convention in San Antonio, TX in 2004, played 4 years NCAA Division I baseball, has been the instructor at numerous baseball clinics including Stanford camps, and was the Fall hitting instructor at Ohlone College (2004-2006).

Guest Instructors:
Joining the RCHS coaching staff and players will be current and former college players. Past and possible guest instructors include additional high school, college and university coaches, FCA coaches, professional scouts, and clinician/skills instructors.

Week 7 : Baseball Camp II – Hitting
Grades: Entering 4th - 10th Grade
Time: 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Dates: Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 9

What to Expect from this Camp:
Daily hitting competition; written hitter evaluation, Sequence of the swing, Personalized hitting drills, Video analysis, Mental approach to hitting. All campers will receive a special camp T-shirt.

What You Should Bring:
Shorts, sweats or baseball pants, bat, batting gloves, hat, and sunscreen

Leader Biography:
Jim Cleveland is the Varsity baseball coach at Redwood Christian High School for 26 years - guided Redwood to NCS Div. V Championship in 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018. Further accolades include: 2015 North Coast Section Spring Honor Coach, 2010 American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for Division III, Coach of 2004, 2016 & 2017 North All Star Team in CA North vs. South High School showcase. Furthermore, Coach Cleveland has been the speaker at coaching clinics nationwide including the A.B.C.A. National coaching convention in San Antonio, TX in 2004, played 4 years NCAA Division I baseball, has been the instructor at numerous baseball clinics including Stanford camps, and was the Fall hitting instructor at Ohlone College (2004-2006).

Guest Instructors :
Joining the RCHS coaching staff and players will be current and former college players. Past and possible guest instructors include additional high school, college and university coaches, FCA coaches, professional scouts, and clinician/skills instructors.

Week 7 : Baseball Camp III – Pitching
Grades: Entering 4th - 10th Grade
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 9

What to Expect from this Camp:
Video Analysis of pitching mechanics; Daily pitching drills to improve mechanics; grips for various pitch types; pick off moves and defensive responsibilities, mental approach to pitching; written pitching mechanics evaluation. All campers will receive a special camp T-shirt.

What You Should Bring:
Baseball glove, protection cup, shorts, sweats, or baseball pants, hat, and sunscreen.

Leader Biography:
Jim Cleveland is the Varsity baseball coach at Redwood Christian High School for 26 years - guided Redwood to NCS Div. V Championship in 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018. Further accolades include: 2015 North Coast Section Spring Honor Coach, 2010 American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for Division III, Coach of 2004, 2016 & 2017 North All Star Team in CA North vs. South High School showcase. Furthermore, Coach Cleveland has been the speaker at coaching clinics nationwide including the A.B.C.A. National coaching convention in San Antonio, TX in 2004, played 4 years NCAA Division I baseball, has been the instructor at numerous baseball clinics including Stanford camps, and was the Fall hitting instructor at Ohlone College (2004-2006).

Guest Instructors:
Joining the RCHS coaching staff and players will be current and former college players. Past and possible guest instructors include additional high school, college and university coaches, FCA coaches, professional scouts, and clinician/skills instructors.

Week 8 (7/13 – 7/17): Musical Theater Camp Junior, Entering Grades 1-3

Week 8 : Music Theater Camp II
Grades: Entering 1st - 3rd Grade
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
*Finale Production - Friday July 17 at 7 pm*

What to Expect from this Camp:
This program is designed to allow younger elementary students to learn theatrical skills and to about acting, singing, and speaking in front of large groups. Students will also learn teamwork as campers collaborate to build a set, sing group songs, and perform together. Parents are invited to see the finale production on Friday, July 17 at 7 pm.

Leader Biography:
Miss Rachel Fong is currently the choral and strings teacher at Redwood Christian Schools. She graduated with a B.M. in Music Education with a focus in choral studies from San Jose State University. She has been part of many theatrical and musical productions in school and at church.

Also Consider:
Jr. Lego Masters (7/20 - 7/24), Disney Designers (7/27 - 7/30)

Week 9 (7/20 – 7/23): Junior Lego Masters, Entering Grades 1-6

Week 9 : Jr. LEGO Masters Camp
Grades: Entering 1st - 6th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 20 - Thursday, July 23

What to Expect From This Camp:
Everyone loves Lego’s (except when you step on one)! Kids are naturally gifted creators. See what happens when they get instruction and inspiration from our instructors! While they build objects, structures, and vehicles, they will also experiment with different materials to see what works best. In this camp, we will learn to create and collaborate without the fear of making mistakes.

Leader Biography:
In addition to having built dozens of Lego sets with his sons, Coach Patrick Lee has worked with youth for over 20 years including roles as a children’s and youth pastor, East Bay director with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), teacher, and, of course, parent (of three boys). His goal is to provide students opportunities to learn life-lessons outside the traditional classroom context.

Also Consider:
STEM (6/1 - 6/4), Disney Designers (7/27 - 7/30)

Week 10 (7/27 – 7/30): Disney Designers, Entering Grades 1-6

Week 10 : Disney Designers Camp
Grades: Entering 1st - 6th Grade
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30

What to Expect from this Camp:
Calling all Disney Fans! Join us for a week of “All Things Disney” where we will create our own “land” by designing rides and attractions. We will draw the various Disney characters and of course watch Disney movies!

Leader Biography:
In addition to being a Disney-fan, Coach Patrick Lee has worked with youth for over 20 years including roles as a children’s and youth pastor, East Bay director with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), teacher, and, of course, parent (of three boys). His goal is to provide students opportunities to learn life-lessons outside the traditional classroom context using creative art and design activities.

Also consider: Music Theater (6/8 - 6/19 grades 3-8) or (7/13 - 7/16 grades 1-3)

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Click Here to Register for Camp With Before/After Care! 

Patrick Lee
REC Director

patlee@rcs.edu
510-889-7526 x412

About Redwood Christian Schools

Established in 1970, RCS is an area leader in education.  Voted Best private schools in the Bay Area, the mission of RCS is to equip students for daily living and eternal life. RCS has two campuses: An elementary campus (TK-5th grade) in Castro Valley and a Middle School & High School campus (6th-12th grade) in San Lorenzo.

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