Fall Enrichment Classes

FAQ

Registration Period: August 19 – September 20
Session Dates: September 16 – October 16

Questions? Contact Elena Cordero-Schneider at Elena.Schneider@ciymca.org

MUS & YMCA Enrichment Classes are only available to students enrolled in Montecito Union School.

MUS & YMCA Enrichment Classes

Yoga

Meets on Mondays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: The MUS yoga enrichment program will incorporate age-appropriate games, songs and movement to teach kids the qualities of strength, flexibility and emotional resiliency. Throughout this five-week yoga series, your child will learn basic yoga poses, breathing exercises, and practices to help improve overall mental and physical performance. These are tools every child should learn to help navigate normal life challenges and help your child flourish at MUS.

Computer Coding 

Meets on Tuesdays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: MUS is offering a new computer science enrichment class this fall in partnership with Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to giving every K-12 student in the US the opportunity to learn computer science. Even the youngest learners will begin to learn the basics of how technology works. The program will introduce computer science concepts such as logic, problem-solving, and creativity. Taught by MUS parent and Code.org trained teacher, Caroline Harrah.

Academic Chess 

Meets on Wednesdays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: We are devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. Children participating in our program develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline, gain confidence and have lots of FUN! All students in chess club receive an exclusive Academic Chess workbook, prizes for good sportsmanship and participate in the “BIG TOURNAMENT” on the last day where all kids take home a prize!

Joga Futsal 

Meets on Wednesdays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: Futsal is a form of soccer that helps players to develop their ball skills and technique. Our unique curriculum focuses on getting quality repetitions on the ball to improve player’s 1v1 skills, sharpen technique and speed up decision making. All classes will end with small-sided games where players can apply what they have worked on throughout the sessions. Futsal Director, Willie Sims, is an ex-professional soccer player in the MLS who has been coaching competitively for 13 years. His passion for futsal and soccer has helped develop and nurture kids from ages 3-18 to love the game.

Riptide Lacrosse 

Meets on Thursdays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: Play the fastest game on 2 feet! This developmental program focuses on teaching key lacrosse fundamentals including passing, catching, scooping, cradling, shooting and more! Learn and practice new Lacrosse skills with friends through fun games and scrimmages. Andrew White is the founder of Riptide Lacrosse which provides year-round youth lacrosse programs in Santa Barbara. Coach White is currently in his 4th year as Head Coach of the Santa Barbara High School Boys Lacrosse Team and was an All-American Attackman and played Division 1 Lacrosse at Ohio State University.

Mixed Media Arts

Meets on Thursdays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Description: In these Enrichment classes, we will dive into visual art as an exploratory and creative practice. Students will become familiar with the concepts of color, texture, shape, form, line and pattern and will explore diverse mediums including watercolor painting, collage and printmaking. All projects will be focused on the creative process as well as on completing final pieces that will be used for a community show. No previous experience in the arts is necessary, all kids are encouraged to join!

Lego® Engineering

Meets on Fridays
K – 1st Grade: 2:30-3:15pm
2nd – 6th Grades: 3:15-4:00pm

Fees: $155 Program Member, $125 Facility Member

Intro to STEM with LEGO materials (Grades K-1)
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

STEM Challenge with LEGO® materials (Grades 2-6)
Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas an a supportive environment. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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