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Cabrillo 4 Youth Classes

Backyard Astronomer


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Learn how to identify the stars and constellations seen in our local skies in this fun hands-on workshop. Using the Cabrillo planetarium and observatory you will see the wonders of the universe and learn about astronomy history, methods, equipment, and recent discoveries. Get a sense of distances to planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about Black holes, dark matter and the expanding universe.

Participants should dress warmly for outdoor observation at the observatory. In case of rain or fog, class will assemble in the planetarium.

This class is appropriate for students aged 10 to adult.

2 Fri., April 22 & 29
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: 707

Register by Feb. 29: $58
Register after Feb. 29: $65


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Karl von Ahnen has been an amateur astronomer and telescope user since age 12. He served as lab instructor-assistant in the Cabrillo Astronomy Department for many years, and is the Director of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, one of the largest school planetariums in the country.


College Planning: Finding Colleges That Fit and How to Afford Them

Are you concerned about your child’s path to college? Do the application requirements and deadlines seem confusing? Is it hard to imagine how you can afford to pay for one (or more) college educations? If you are a parent with a middle or high school student, this class will help you and your student prepare for college. We’ll discuss how to search for colleges that fit, understand what admission committees are looking for, write that dreaded essay and create an excellent resume.

Even if your child gets in to the college of their choice, paying for college is the one of the largest expenditures most parents will face in their lifetimes. In this class we will discuss strategies that can help you reduce college costs through planning, various savings methods, and tax strategies. We will also discuss how you can maximize potential financial aid with some advanced planning.

This class will help you get through the selection and application process, and avoid many of the common mistakes that can cost your family hard-earned money.

High school students are encouraged to attend Session 1 with their parent(s) at no extra cost.

2 Wed., March 23 & 30
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: 432

Register by Feb. 29: $54
Register after Feb. 29: $62


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Stephen Shapiro CPA, CFP, has advised individuals on financial matters for over 20 years and has led financial workshops since 1989.

Maureen Casey, MA is a credentialed California instructor and Administrator and a principal at Casey Educational Consulting. She is a college counselor at Bellarmine Preparatory and Educational consultant specializing in middle school through college age students and families offering college preparatory academics and guidance.


Figure Drawing for Teens

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This course provides an introduction to figure drawing: gesture, sighting and measuring, proportional guidelines, anatomical information and lots of practice. Students will work from clothed male and female models, with short and long poses.
Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the figure as a specific form and on building drawing vocabulary.

All skill levels welcome!

Parents of teens are welcome to register as well!

3 Tue., April 12 - 26
6 - 8 pm
Room: VAPA 2015

Fee: $75 per session
plus $10 materials fee per session

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Claire Thorson teaches drawing, painting, and figure drawing at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. She is a native of California, loves the coast, and has a studio in Elkhorn, CA. Her drawings and paintings travel the territory between figuration and abstraction.


Baseball Camps (ages 7-14)

baseball slideThis is the 12th year of our summer camp offerings. Our camps are designed to address all of the areas for a great experience: skills, one on one instruction, game play and great fun.

We insure that all of our campers will leave with a sound knowledge and skill level. At no time, will any camper will be in an environment either beneath or above their skill level. It is of the utmost importance that we provide a safe and meaningful experience.

Please bring a hat, mitt, sport appropriate attire and a lunch daily

Mon. – Fri., July 11 - 15
9 am - 2 pm
Baseball Field

Fee: $195


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Mon. – Fri., July 18 - 22
9 am - 2 pm
Baseball Field

Fee: $195


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Mon. – Fri., July 25 - 29
9 am - 2 pm
Baseball Field

Fee: $195


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For more information please contact:  Bob Kittle at 831-234-9824


Makers Factory and Technology Related Youth Classes

For the fall of 2015 we were excited to be able to offer several classes through our partnership with the Makers Factory. Unfortunately their organization is going through a transition and the Makers Factory instructors we have utilized are no longer available. Our shared commitment to the quality of these programs, and our commitment to vetting instructors thoroughly, leaves us with the unfortunate reality of rescheduling all of the classes to spring of 2016.

We recognize how important this kind of youth enrichment opportunity is to the families and growing young minds in our community. We remain committed to finding new instructors to continue these types of classes in the spring of 2016! These are the classes we hope to offer in the spring:

  • Video Game Design

  • Minecraft Hacking Club
  • Jr. Minecraft Coding Club
  • Minecraft Free Play Camp
  • Robotics

Please click HERE to add your name and email address to a list we will use to notify families as soon as the spring classes are open for registration.

As always, feel free to call us with any questions, and we hope to see you and your family on campus soon!


REQUIRED Forms for Youth Programs

The information gathered in the 3 forms below is required for all minors participating in Cabrillo Extension classes.

If you register your child online you DO NOT have to complete these because we gather the information during the online registration.

If you completed your registration over the phone with an Extension staff member, mailed in or walked in your registration you must print and complete and submit these forms with your registration.

  1. Youth Program Emergency Contact and Transportation Form
  2. Youth Program Code of Conduct and Behavior Agreement
  3. Youth Program Liability Release



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