5-day Hoops and Loops (HALF DAY)

NOTE: We are also offering a full-day "Hoops and Loops" camp for 3rd-9th grades on the same dates.

These half-day camps are designed for rising Kinder - 3rd graders who love basketball and exploration. Each three-hour session will included two hours of basketball and one optional hour of STEM/coding activities. In the basketball portion, campers will focus on skills development and general basketball concepts through fun drills, competitions, and actual game play.  Focus will be on passing, ball-handling, defense and finishing. The week will culminate in “Championship Friday” with teams playing in a mini-tournament and competing for awards.

Each half-day session will also include on hour of coding/STEM. Huh, you say? Basketball and STEM/coding together in a camp? While it may seem like an odd combination, there are a surprising number of people passionate about both the game of basketball and the art of coding (especially in Silicon Valley)—and what better way to get our players excited about STEM than to mix some hoops in with their conditional loops? It’s an optional part of the week but we hope you’ll encourage your players to give it a try. We think they’ll love it.

Campers will be taught by computer engineering professionals and college majors who love getting kids excited about coding. We will be utilizing the award-winning code.org computer science curriculum for elementary age kids, including activities appropriate for pre-reader and early-readers.

Every hour of the camp—as with every 4CITY program—will be guided by three principles: adhering to our 4C Philosophy, keeping all campers safe and feeling included, and HAVING FUN!

REGISTRATION DATES:

  • Existing 4CITY Families: Thursday, May 4th at 9 am
  • General public: Friday, May 5th at 9 am

Space in the K-3 age group is very limited so please register promptly to ensure a spot.

HALF DAY FEES: $195 + $95 coding supplement (optional)
Includes swag.
Campers may sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions but please note there is a two hour gap in between. 

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Full and partial scholarships are available on a need basis—please email scholarships@4city.us to apply. 

DATES:
Monday, July 10th - Friday July 14th

TIMES:
Morning session: basketball 9 - 11 am, optional coding 11 am - noon
Afternoon session: optional coding 2 - 3 pm, basketball 3 - 5 pm. 

Palo Alto High School small and large gyms

Lunch is not included in half day camps. Campers who participate in both morning and afternoon sessions will be picked up at noon and return at 2 pm.