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PROGRAM FEATURES

25 CAREER SIMULATION STUDIOS

Our career simulation studios help students explore and experience different career options through experiential learning activities and cutting-edge technologies, where students can dig deep into their passions and get a taste of what a future career might be like.

Fashion Design Studio

T-Shirt Decorating

Students will have the opportunity to decorate their own t-shirt with various design tools such as fabric markers, gemstones, and tulle.

Dress Making

Students will turn everyday pillowcases into fashionable attire and then donate them (choice of light sewing or double-sided fabric tape).

Footwear Design

Students will be able to decorate a pair of sneakers or any old shoes they have at home that they would like to clean and design to give their shoes a fresh new look.

Beauty & Skin Care Studio

Spa Facials

Students will get dressed in spa robes and learn proper skin care techniques.

Manicures and Pedicures

Students will experience a manicure and pedicure, and learn about nail and foot care.

Arts & Crafts Studio

Painting

Students will create a finished work of art during each class. Students will show off their own work in a student exhibition. We provide all the painting supplies and even clean up the mess after!

Plastic Lace Crafts & Accessories

Students will learn how to make key chains, lanyards, jewelry, and other accessories.

Scented Candle Making

Students will learn how to make scented candles using eco-friendly, nontoxic ingredients to take home as a gift to someone they love.

Screenwriting, Film making & Photography Studio

Screenwriting

In a fun and productive space, students will write, shoot, and edit short films under the guidance of professional screenwriters and filmmakers.

Photography

Students will learn how to create stunning digital photography, and enhance imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Filmmaking

While creating a short commercial or similar project, students will practice shooting and editing techniques to create a cohesive movie, and apply the design thinking process to peer critiquing.

Agricultural Science Studio

Architecture is defined as the art and science of designing buildings and structures that will be suited for living, working, entertaining, and so much more. NAPCA students will be introduced to the field of architecture.

Dance Studio

Students will have a fun time learning new dance moves and choreography each day!

The Baking Studio

Students will have fun baking a variety of healthy snacks and treats.

Engineering Studio

Students will be introduced to the field of engineering and have the opportunity to design, build, test, and refine their own creations in a safe and fun environment.

Nursing & Health Care Studio

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Students will explore the role and specific responsibilities of nurses.

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America’s Next Top Model Studio

Students will learn the technical and emotional adjustments required for working in front of the camera.

DJ Music Mixing & Beat Making Studio

Students will get hands on experience with beat making, mixing, and recording music using two turntables, a DJ mixer, music production software, and a beat-making machine.

Acting for Film & Television Studio

Students will learn the technical and emotional adjustments required for working in front of the camera in a relaxed and truthful way.

Graphic Design Studio

Students will receive a hands-on introduction to the creative process and core elements of graphic design for a variety of outputs, including print and digital media.

Website Design & Development Studio

Students will learn the essentials of building a website, including basic content creation, insertion of images and multimedia, installation of various plug-ins, and more.

Video Editing Studio

Students will receive hands-on instruction and practice with simple editing techniques and more complex compositing, layering, tilting, motion graphics, and sound design.

The Science Lab

Students will engage in hands-on science activities and fun experiments that will help them develop confidence and enthusiasm about science as they experience and understand the science they see around them everyday.

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Slime Making

Students will take a class that is all about making slime! They will have the opportunity to make fluffy slime, glow in the dark slime, and more! Participants will get to take home all of the slime that they make at the end of the class.

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Make Homemade Ice Cream

Have you ever made ice cream? In this science activity, you will learn how to make your very own ice cream from scratch!

Architecture Studio

Architecture is defined as the art and science of designing buildings and structures that will be suited for living, working, entertaining, and so much more. NAPCA students will be introduced to the wonderful, impactful field of architecture.

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Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care Studio

Students will get a taste of what it be like to work as a Veterinarian professional.
Students will explore and experience different career paths in the veterinary medicine and animal care field through experiential learning activities, exciting hands on simulations and workshops, virtual career tours, and interactive meetings with experienced professionals in the field.

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Business & Entrepreneurship Studio

Students will explore and experience what it’s like to start, manage and build a start -up for profit company or non-profit organization – from idea generation to securing funding, to launching the business. Students will learn about various types of careers in the business industry.

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Aviation & Aerospace Studio

Students will explore and experience how engineers design and build state-of-the-art aircraft and spacecraft. Students will learn about different career paths in the aviation and aerospace industry.

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Medical Physician Studio

Students will explore and experience what it is like to be a working medical doctor: its fulfillment and its challenges. Students will learn about different career paths as a physician.

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Optometry Studio

Students will explore and experience what it is like to be a working as a doctor of optometry: its fulfillment and its challenges. Students will learn about a variety of careers in the field of optometry.

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Dentistry Studio

Students will explore different career paths in the field of dentistry through experiential learning activities, exciting hands on simulations and workshops, virtual career tours, and interactive meetings with experienced professionals in the field. Students will learn what it is like to be a working as a dental professional.

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Pharmacy Studio

Students will explore and experience what it is like to be a working as a pharmacist: its fulfillment and its challenges. Students will learn about different careers in field of pharmacy.

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Law & Trial Advocacy Studio

The classroom becomes a courtroom as students assume the role of trial attorney and battle for justice. Students will receive hand-on experience with researching the evidence, preparing witnesses, crafting arguments and ultimately presenting their case before a judge.

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CAREER EXPLORATION SEMINARS & EXCLUSIVE GUEST SPEAKERS

CAREER DAY IS EVERYDAY AT NAPCA

Explore and Experience Various Career Paths

  • Each day of the program, students will participate in a career exploration seminar and simulation studio, where they will explore and experience a future career path to help them discover their career interests and learn about various types of careers.
  • Students will make connections with new and experienced professionals from different career fields to help them gain insight into their future careers while learning valuable strategies on how to achieve their specific career interests.

Visual & Performing Arts Seminars

Acting for Film & Television

Film and television acting is different than acting on commercials and in theater. Students will gain an insider's perspective to acting in the film and television industries and explore the different types of career paths in the field.

Screenwriting & Film making

Students will be introduced to filmmaking and screenwriting from industry professionals and explore the different types of career paths in the field.

Architecture Studio

Architecture is defined as the art and science of designing buildings and structures that will be suited for living, working, entertaining, and so much more. NAPCA students will be introduced to the field of architecture.

Fashion Design – Apparel & Footwear

Students will meet with industry professionals to explore the field of apparel and footwear design and the different types of career paths in the field.

Music Production & Beat Making

Students will be introduced to music production and beat making industry and explore the different types of career paths in the field.

Website Design & Development

Students will be introduced to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the website design and development industry.

Graphic Design & Photography

Students will be introduced to the graphic design industry and explore the different types of career paths in the field.

Video Game Design

Our young gaming enthusiasts will be introduced to the tools and techniques of designing and building their very own unique video game. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the video game industry.

S.T.E.M. Seminars

Aviation & Aerospace

Students will explore the fields of aviation and aerospace. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Nursing

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the nursing industry.

Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of veterinary medicine and animal care.

Dentistry

Students will explore and be inspired to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the dental industry.

Future Physicians

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career as a future medical physician. Students will explore different types of career paths as a medical doctor.

Pharmacy

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of pharmacy.

Engineering

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of engineering. Students will explore the different types of career paths in the engineering industry.

Optometry

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career in the field of optometry.

Law & Government Seminars

Pre - Law

Students will be introduced and inspired to pursue a career as a future lawyer. Students will learn about the different types of lawyers and the many roles lawyers play in our society, from courtroom advocates to policy-makers.

Law Enforcement

Students will learn about the various types of law enforcement agencies across the United States and the specific roles and responsibilities. Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in law enforcement.

Business Seminars

Advertising, Marketing & PR

Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in marketing and advertising. Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the advertising and marketing industry.

Entertainment Management

Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in entertainment management. Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the entertainment management industry.

Real Estate Industry

Students will learn about various types of career paths from professionals in the real estate industry. Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in real estate.

Automotive Industry

Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in the automotive industry. Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the automotive industry.

Entrepreneurship

Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the field of entrepreneurship. Students will be inspired to pursue a future career as an entrepreneur.

Hotel Management

Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in hotel management. Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the hotel management industry.

Beauty & Skin Care Industry

Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the beauty and skin care industry. Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in the beauty and skin care industry.

Insurance Industry

Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in the insurance industry. Students will learn about various types of career opportunities from professionals in the insurance industry.

Sports Management

Students will learn about various types of careers from professionals in the sports management industry. Students will be inspired to pursue a future career in sports management.

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Virtual Career Tours

Virtual career tours include career details such as work tasks and settings, education or training needed, average salary, and more.

Registered Nurses
Engineers
Medical Physicians
Dentists
Optometrist
Lawyers

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Summer Mathematics Course

Students will strengthen their confidence and foundational skills in mathematics to improve their overall performance in school for the next grade level.

Academic Tutoring

  • NAPCA provides academic tutoring in Math and English Language Arts to help improve your student’s confidence and academic performance.
  • Tutoring focuses on two key areas. First, we work to close any learning gaps so each student has a strong foundation on which to build. Then, we work to help each student master new concepts.
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Academic Writing, Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Building Course

Students will improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, and receive targeted instruction in sentence writing, paragraph writing, grammar and mechanics, and introductory essay writing.

Public Speaking Course

Your child can become an effective public speaker! In this course, students will discover how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. Students will learn how to plan and deliver presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear of failure. Students will also get tips on how to use both verbal and nonverbal communication effectively.

The Public Speaking course focuses on the following:

  • Students will discover how to speak confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups.
  • Students will learn how to plan and deliver presentations skillfully, and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers - fear of failure.

SOCIAL - EMOTIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

Social-Emotional Skills Development Seminar

NAPCA offers a social-emotional skills development seminar that help students manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, and show empathy and understanding. The social-emotional skills development seminar focuses on helping kids acquire the following skills:

  • Make friends and maintain friendships
  • Gain confidence
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Make appropriate decisions
  • Resist negative social pressure
  • Validating your assumptions
  • Controlling your impulses, negative thoughts, and feelings

ACADEMIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

Academic Skills Development Seminar

NAPCA offers an academic skills development seminar that provides students with the tools and strategies to become self motivated and responsible learners, with positive attitudes and effective learning habits to succeed in school. Seminar topics include:

  • Effective study skills
  • Note taking
  • Time management
  • Keeping yourself organized
  • Managing your stress and anxiety

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND HEALTHY SNACKS

We serve continental breakfast, lunch, healthy snacks, and occasional treats.  Most of our lunches come from local food vendors and are prepared fresh just moments before lunch. 

If you decide, for whatever reason, to pack a lunch or additional snacks for your child, please leave out any products containing nuts for the safety of other children who may have severe allergies.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

We do our best to cater to dietary restrictions and selective food eaters. If you don’t see something on the posted menu that works for your child, we ask parents to contact us in advance so that we can accommodate your needs.

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Should students need a little extra “pick-me-up” in the morning, we provide our students with a light continental breakfast, which includes items such as bagels, fruit, yogurt, and french toast sticks.

LUNCH

Students choose their lunch: During the morning check in, students order their lunch which includes an entree and a number of sides.

HEALTHY SNACKS

Healthy snacks include items such as fruit, veggies, and yogurt, which are served from 10am to 5pm. We also provide an organic popsicle as a healthy treat.

Note: Our lunch menu will be provided to all admitted camp participants prior to the first day of the program.

Delivered by staff directly to students: Lunch is delivered by staff directly to students while they sit back and connect with their friends. No long buffet lines.

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College Tours

Students will experience college life through interactive visits to two-year and four-year college campuses designed exclusively for elementary school students.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles City College
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
California State University, Long Beach
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE

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Fun Activities & Excursions

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Are you a thrill seeker? Come out to Six Flags with NAPCA and the staff and enjoy the gold standard of theme parks.

Game Night

Prepare yourself for a fun night of games and tap into the strategist within.

An Evening at LA Dodgers Baseball Game

NAPCA students and staff will spend an evening cheering on a Major League Baseball team such as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bowling

Bowling is an evening of fun for everyone! Come show your skills in the bowling alley or just hang out and eat some delicious pizza and wings while you relax in the lounge areas.

Karaoke

Think you can sing like Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, or the Jonas Brothers? Or do you think you can rap like Drake? Come show off your singing or rapping skills at the NAPCA Karaoke Studio.

Disneyland

For six decades, Disneyland has captured imaginations, stirred emotions, and unleashed the unabashed joy of childhood in millions of guests. Now's the time to live out your Disney Dream with your NAPCA family!

Hurricane Harbor Waterpark

Be cool! NAPCA is ready to take you out to the water slides and lots of refreshingly cool water.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Join us for a fun workout, slam dunk on a 10-foot basketball net, flip into a pool of foam, or simply bounce around!

NAPCA Dance Party

You came in as strangers and you now prepare to part as close friends—but not before you party together at the final dance!

Fun Under the Sun at the Beach

NAPCA students and staff will spend an afternoon enjoying the beach. Join the fun and relax a little with your new friends!

Swimming / Pool Party

It's time to bring out the sunglasses and tanning lotion, and get your swim on! Feel the vibes with music thumping and relaxing by the pool with your friends while you soak up the sun.

Inflatable Games

Students will have the opportunity to splash around and cool down from the summer heat by enjoying our Inflatable Water Park!

Movie Night

Lights, Camera, Popcorn! Students and NAPCA program staff will watch an entertaining movie at one of the top movie theaters in the U.S.

Skating with NAPCA

Want to race? Come out and join NAPCA and staff on a beautiful night by taking some laps around the skating rink and enjoy time with your new friends!

Ice Cream Socials

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Whatever your favorite flavor is, it is time to indulge with your friends and NAPCA program staff.

Open Mic / Talent Show

Whether it's singing a pop-culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show at NAPCA is sure to be a time of amazing entertainment.

Inflatable Water Slides

Students will have the opportunity to play inflatable games such as "wipe out" and cool down from the summer heat by enjoying our inflatable water slides.

Netflix Movie Room

We bring the movie theater to camp. Students will be able to watch and enjoy all of their favorite kid movies and TV shows on Netflix.

Student Lounge & Game Room

Students can expect to play video games such as Minecraft, Roblox, and much much more!

Video Games

Arcade Games

Board Games

Healthy Snacks & Treats

Indoor & Outdoor Sports/Group Activities

Students will have the opportunity to engage in healthy competition as they participate in various sports and group activities.

Soccer

Yoga

Flag Football

Dodgeball

Basketball

Volleyball

T-Ball

Softball

Track & Field

Carnival Games

Students will have a great time playing games, winning prizes, and eating delicious snacks and treats with their friends at the NAPCA Carnival.

Inflatable Water Park

Students will have the opportunity to splash around and cool down from the summer heat by enjoying our Inflatable Water Park!