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PBA Summer Program

Pacific Buddhist Academy is proud to offer a variety of affordable summer programs to fit each student's needs.

This year, PBA's summer school coalesces around a summer camp theme. What "summer camp" means is that, although there are separate classes with separate curricular agendas, there is a shared summer experience with moments of coming together for all participants.

All participants will share moments of fellowship, feats of learning, performance, smores, and more!

All camp experiences receive course credit for their designated discipline. 

Summer School dates are from June 4 - July 13

Tuition is $300 per camp ($100 per week)/per session

Camps are offered on the following dates and times:

Session I: June 4 - June 22 (Kamehameha Day Holiday on June 11)

Period 1: 8:00 am - 9:45 am

  • Creative Writing Camp I
  • Drama Camp I
  • Filmmaking Camp I
  • Math Camp I

Period 2: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Business Camp I
  • College Essay Writing Camp I
  • Music Camp I
  • Robotics Camp I

Session II: June 25 - July 13 (Independence Day Holiday on July 4)

Period 1: 8:00 am - 9:45

  • Creative Writing Camp II
  • Drama Camp II
  • Filmmaking Camp II
  • Math Camp II

Period 2: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Business Camp II
  • College Essay Writing Camp II
  • Music Camp II
  • Robotics Camp II

Lunch - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

*Lunch provided by 1132 Cafe'. Average costs per lunch range between $5 - $7. There are five menu choices and student select their options per week. This is an optional program and students will be billed for meals purchased.

Sample Menu:

  • 1/2 Turkey Avocado Sandwich + Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Shrimp & Cucumber Sandwich
  • Pepperoni & Cheese Sandwich
  • Broccoli Pasta
  • BLT Wrap

* Program activities during lunch may include: open mic, movie period, game day, etc.

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Break

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Fitness Camp

OR

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Stage Left Productions (Musical Production)

*partnered program with Pacific Buddhist Academy

 

Camp Descriptions

Business Camp

Learn the basics of business management, accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship. This camp is highly recommended for students interested in entering the field of business. Students will get a glimpse into the world of business and prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary for their college courses.  Certified Business Education teacher, Liane Viloria will bring her experience from preparing students to compete in DECA (Distributive Educational Clubs of America) and as Future Business Leaders of America to perform a Business Plan presentation at the end of camp. Although rigorous, students will have fun creating their own ideas in their next steps to becoming mini moguls! 

 

 

 

 

Drama Camp

It is proven that students involved in drama develop greater self-confidence, communicative skills, and empathy. PBA's drama camp brings back beloved instructor, Jennifer Stierli who is actively involved with the Iona Contemporary Dance Theater.  This camp is highly recommended for students interested in the theater arts. Students will have the opportunity to perform and create original work based on their interests. Gain a deeper appreciation for the art of theater and have fun taking on the roles of various characters from original and popular plays. 

*PBA students are invited to join Stage Left Productions for a full day drama experience! All classes are held on the PBA Campus.

Stage left is a 6-week summer performance intensive that culminates with a musical production at the beautiful Paliku Theatre. For additional information, please visit website:  www.stageleftprogram.com or email stageleftprograms@gmail.com.

 

 

Creative Writing Camp

Explore the various genres of creative writing and immerse yourself into stories that you create. Head of School Josh Hernandez Morse will share his passion for creative writing with the students of Pacific Buddhist Academy. A published poet, Mr. Josh will share techniques and utilize strategies to help students take the creative stories of their imagination and put them on paper. This camp will prove to be a reflective and enlightening experience for all participants. 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmmaking Camp

Within the past few years, Pacific Buddhist Academy has developed a strong filmmaking program. Recently, one of our student teams received a silver award (2nd place) for the prestigious Hiko No Awards for aspiring high school filmmakers.  This camp is geared for those budding film enthusiasts who found their love of making movies and now want the freedom to create original projects and develop additional skills in filmmaking.  Film Instructor, Blanche Yarnell will expertly guide students as they provide their own interpretation of stories they want to tell.  

 

 

 

 

Fitness Camp

Join cross country coach, Josh Hernandez Morse and athletic director, Kena Heffernan for a fun yet rigorous summer fitness experience. Students involved in athletics will enjoy this opportunity to condition during the summer with a series of exercises that increase flexibility, maintain strength, and build stamina. 

 

 

Math Accelerations Camp

Designed for students who want to get a head start with their math program. A combination of hands-on projects and online interactive web programs, this course will help students move up to the next math level for the new school year. Veteran teacher, Kena Heffernan will be on hand to help students accelerate to the next level OR develop mastery of current content. Mr. Heffernan's expertise in blended classrooms and project-based learning will ensure a productive math experience for students. 

 

 


 

Music Camp

Music performance is brought to an entirely different level through the recording of music. Brandon Nitta, a graduate from the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, brings his expertise as a professional studio manager to the students of PBA. Students with a love of music are welcome to share their talents in voice or musical instruments and learn how to professionally record their work. Beyond learning how to lay tracks for original content, students will develop vocal training skills and learn how to turn their music abilities into a well-crafted product. 

 

 

 

 

  Robotics Camp

Students will use robots to cover the fundamentals of problem solving, program design, algorithms, and programming using a high-level language.  This camp will prove to be a fun, interactive, and exciting experience as students combine play with science. STEM teacher and robotics enthusiast, Steven James will guide students in  creating their own robotics projects utilizing the knowledge gained from this class.

 

 

 

 

 

 College Essay Writing Camp

 In our writing camp, students will develop skills in preparing quality essays necessary for college applications and scholarships. Dr. Benjamin Bruch, Harvard graduate and writing coach, will be on hand to help students create the best possible writing products and make the tedious process of preparing college essays a little less painful. Students will also have the opportunity to write creatively and realize that writing can be enjoyable! 

 

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