April 27, 2016

Summer is super At ECS

Education & Community Services, CCUSD

ECS for all! The motto at Education & Community Services, is more than its website address - www.ecsforall.org – it describes the extensive catalogue of camps, classes, sports programs, visual and performing arts residencies, and continuing education for students and adults. And while ECS is a department of the Cave Creek Unified School District, participation is open to all students, public, private, charter and homeschooled. Here is an example of the excellent programming you can expect to find at several convenient locations.

ECS Summer SuperCamp (Preschool through Grade 6) at Desert Sun Academy is a comprehensive "all in one" camp offering exciting thematic activities that fill every day with fun, creativity and learning. Summer SuperCamp 2016 Themes (May 31 – July 29, Monday through Friday, 7am – 5:30pm) are all-time favorites: Let's Get Acquainted; Top Chef; Fun with Fitness; Wet & Wild; Red, White & Boom!; Medieval Times; Messy Olympics; Lights, Camera, Action!; and, It's Showtime!

ECS Summer Enrichment (Preschool through Grade 6) at Desert Sun Academy (June 6-July 1) offers Academics, Theater, Art, Voice, Sports, Engineering, Technology, Science and More! Programs at this location are Monday through Friday, 9am-Noon, with Early Bird activities available starting at 7am.

Bonanza Educational ECS Summer Enrichment (May 23-27, Aug. 1-5), at the former Desert Arroyo Middle School campus, is everything that students and parents are looking for (Grades 1 - 8): Technology, Animation, Engineering, Robotics and Art. Programs are Monday through Friday, and times vary from 8am to 6pm. Also on this campus, Desert Foothills Youth Theater has a wide variety of theater camps for ages 8 through 14.

Middle school, high school, and adult classes will be held at Cactus Shadows High School. These ECS Summer Enrichment classes offer Academics, Study Skills, Credit Recovery Courses, Professional Development Courses, Self Defense, Filmmaking, Theater, and the Sonoran Arts League's Foothills Arts Academy.

These programs are for students who have completed Grade 6, up to and including adults who wish to continue their education, especially in the arts. Programs are Monday through Friday, and times vary from 9am - 3pm.

ECS Enrichment teachers, at all levels, are selected for their rigorous and creative instruction. Many names and faces will be familiar because they are CCUSD teachers or are highly regarded artists and mentors who have been associated with ECS for many years. The visual and performing arts instructors, for example, are members of C. Nicholas Johnson Theater, Sonoran Arts League, Desert Foothills Youth Theater, and other exceptional arts organizations.

For questions regarding registration, please contact the ECS office at 480-575-2440. Class information and registration is available online through Education & Community Services at www.ecsforall.org.