Online Classes

2020 ONLINE CLASSES

Please note that the online course material for each week is designed to be different each week. This will allow for students to join in Week 1 or Week 2 without missing out on anything! Currently Registering Online Classes Only. Pricing information for our Online Classes can be found on our home page. Email us to be added to the interest list for Sessions III and IV On Campus

Morning Session

Morning Movers (K- 3rd)

-- Let's start the day right! Move your body like a rock star. Jump up and down, spin around, hop in the air, stretch up high, bend to the floor, balance on one foot, move your body how you choose but it's all better with a group! Join our zoom exercise party for exciting and fun games that will move your body and soul. Led by the awesome Coach Lina!

Engineering Your World (3rd - 5th)

-- Engineering Your World: Do you often think about how things can be designed and done differently, BETTER? In this course, select a real-world engineering problem to tackle. Throughout the week you will delve into the details of the problem and follow the engineering design cycle to create a solution. Your teacher will be your guide as you develop your ideas. The week will culminate in a presentation of your ideas and constructive feedback from your peers. Led by the one and only Ms. Rama!

Actor's Studio and Improv (5th - 8th)

Actor's Studio and Improv -- Two great things that go great together! In Improv, you can be as silly as you can be (without injuring yourself), laugh a lot, and learn skills that help you think fast and be fearless (without injuring yourself). What you learn in Improv will carry over into Actor's Studio, where you'll learn the skills actors use to transform themselves into characters, and have a chance to work on monologues and scenes to put those pieces into practice. Join us for a fun, supportive, and astonishingly useful class. Led by Ms. Rhoades!

Dungeons and Dragons (5th - 8th)

Dungeons and Dragons has given players the opportunity to work together and explore fantastical worlds since 1974. You'll create your character, choose your equipment, and play through an adventure with your classmates. We will be using online tools along with Zoom to hold our campaigns. This online opportunity allows us to be able to expand our campaigns through storytelling along with visual cues. Mr. Walker will be your guide!

Movie Makers (5th - 8th)

If you've got a phone, a laptop or iPad, and a great idea, you're halfway to making your own movies! We'll learn some basic techniques to make our own homemade blockbusters, using not only footage that we'll shoot ourselves, but how to incorporate stock footage, graphics, sound effects and music! Emmy award winning producer/director Liz Reeder will be your guide in this online version of Movie Making Mayhem!

Graphic Design (5th - 8th)

Learn graphic design principles and computer modeling techniques by creating and editing models and images. Turn your creative ideas into 3D models learning basic tools and taking your thoughts from 2D representations into full 3D models. You will also explore photo editing through layers, filters, color theory, and other graphic design techniques that will not only help you edit images but bring your models to life! This course is suitable for all those interested in art, architecture, or video game design.

Chuckle Heads: Stand Up Comedy (3rd - 8th)

Improvisation and stand-up comedy are the pillars of this class. Comedians will play warm-up games designed to teach performance skills. The instructor for this course is a comedy legend who has been featured on VH1 and Comedy Central! He’s ready to help you create a routine that is sure to have your family and friends laughing in tears. This class is great for building confidence, sharpening your skills, practicing risk taking and finding your voice in public speaking skills.

Afternoon Session

The Art of Argument (5th - 8th)

Have you ever found yourself trying to explain an idea or opinion, only to end up frustrated, tongue-tied, or confused? Join Liz Reeder as she introduces you to the basics of formulating a compelling argument. This is a great introduction to speech and debate for the beginner, but there will be lots of great tips and tricks to help the more experienced camper sharpen their skills. This class is great for building communication skills and confidence in public speaking.

Wall Street Survivor (3rd - 8th)

In this class, we'll learn the fundamentals of investing, money management and financial planning. We will examine the stock market, cryptocurrencies, and much more. Using a simulator, we will “trade” each day on the real-time market and analyze our results. This is a great class for any age - so get excited and prepared for your portfolio to grow! Led by Mr. Will!

Junior Chef Live (3rd - 8th)

Calling all junior chefs! Do you want to be the next food network star? Well, wait no longer. In this class we want to inspire you with popular cooking shows and let you cook and create unique dishes, all while learning basic cooking principles. Creativity, risk-taking, and a sense of adventure is needed to be the next Junior Chef: are you ready? Led by Coach Lina!

Choose-Your-Own Science Adventure (2nd - 6th)

Have you ever wanted to choose your own activities in science class? In this course, you will get to explore concepts in physics in your own way as you choose from an array of activities about light, motion, or sound - your unique learning experience awaits! Your teacher will be your guide through your journey, and at the end of the week everyone will share their learning journeys through Google Slides presentations. Led by Ms. Rama!

Morning Session

Morning Movers (K- 3rd)

-- Let's start the day right! Move your body like a rock star. Jump up and down, spin around, hop in the air, stretch up high, bend to the floor, balance on one foot, move your body how you choose but it's all better with a group! Join our zoom exercise party for exciting and fun games that will move your body and soul. Led by the awesome Coach Lina!

Engineering Your World (3rd - 5th)

-- Engineering Your World: Do you often think about how things can be designed and done differently, BETTER? In this course, select a real-world engineering problem to tackle. Throughout the week you will delve into the details of the problem and follow the engineering design cycle to create a solution. Your teacher will be your guide as you develop your ideas. The week will culminate in a presentation of your ideas and constructive feedback from your peers. Led by the one and only Ms. Rama!

Dungeons and Dragons (5th - 8th)

Dungeons and Dragons has given players the opportunity to work together and explore fantastical worlds since 1974. You'll create your character, choose your equipment, and play through an adventure with your classmates. We will be using online tools along with Zoom to hold our campaigns. This online opportunity allows us to be able to expand our campaigns through storytelling along with visual cues. Mr. Walker will be your guide!

Wall Street Survivor (3rd - 8th)

In this class, we'll learn the fundamentals of investing, money management and financial planning. We will examine the stock market, cryptocurrencies, and much more. Using a simulator, we will “trade” each day on the real-time market and analyze our results. This is a great class for any age - so get excited and prepared for your portfolio to grow! Led by Mr. Will!

Lord of the Rings Geek Out (5th - 8th)

Are you ready to dive deep in the mines of Moria? Ready to explore the spooky Fanghorn Forest? Care for a frolic in The Shire? Do you have what it takes to help Frodo and Sam destroy the ring in the fires of Mordor? In this Deep Dive we will be totally geeking out in Tolkien's world. We will read passages, watch movies, and tie in some cool art and craft projects. We hope to see you there...my precious. Led by Liz Reeder!

The Rise of Nazi Germany (6th - 8th)

In this class, students will explore the historical context surrounding the rise to power (and subsequent defeat) of the Nazi party in Germany. This immersion is led by the head of the history department at ACE Academy, Mr. Rahmeier. Mr. Rahmeier is voted a student favorite year after year. Due to the mature theme, this immersion is for older campers only

Afternoon Session

The Art of Argument (5th - 8th)

Have you ever found yourself trying to explain an idea or opinion, only to end up frustrated, tongue-tied, or confused? Join Liz Reeder as she introduces you to the basics of formulating a compelling argument. This is a great introduction to speech and debate for the beginner, but there will be lots of great tips and tricks to help the more experienced camper sharpen their skills. This class is great for building communication skills and confidence in public speaking.

Junior Chef Live (3rd - 8th)

Calling all junior chefs! Do you want to be the next food network star? Well, wait no longer. In this class we want to inspire you with popular cooking shows and let you cook and create unique dishes, all while learning basic cooking principles. Creativity, risk-taking, and a sense of adventure is needed to be the next Junior Chef: are you ready? Led by Coach Lina!

Choose-Your-Own Science Adventure (2nd - 6th)

Have you ever wanted to choose your own activities in science class? In this course, you will get to explore concepts in physics in your own way as you choose from an array of activities about light, motion, or sound - your unique learning experience awaits! Your teacher will be your guide through your journey, and at the end of the week everyone will share their learning journeys through Google Slides presentations. Led by Ms. Rama!

E4: An Intro to Chess (2nd-8th)

Did you know that there are more possible combinations of chess games than there are atoms in the known universe? It should come as no surprise that people have been fascinated with the game for over a thousand years. In this class, we will cover popular opening ideas, cool tactics, and of course some epic chess traps sure to shock your opponents. Chess is great for building problem solving, strategic thinking, and attention to detail. Led by Mr. Will!

Session III


Morning Classes

A Culinary Adventure (3rd - 8th)

Are you new to cooking but interested in learning more? Do you know the difference between 4 Tablespoons and a ¼ Cup? Nothing, they equal the same! Learn your way around the basics in the kitchen. Safety, measuring, mixing, tools, basic recipes, and more. Delight your taste buds as you cook up delicious favorite foods. Every day will be a new adventure as you learn a new skill, or how to use a new tool, while creating a new tantalizing tasty recipe.

Mythology 101: The Greeks (3rd - 8th)

Calling all fans of Greek mythology! Come join our valiant quest! In this class, we will delve into the mesmerizing mythological world of the ancient Greeks. Listen to awesome stories, create great works of art, and even learn epic battle strategies! Complete a quest and fulfill your destiny! If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson series, this session is for you!.

Chuckle Heads: Stand Up Comedy (3rd - 8th)

Improvisation and stand-up comedy are the pillars of this class. Comedians will play warm-up games designed to teach performance skills. The instructor for this course is a comedy legend who has been featured on VH1 and Comedy Central! He’s ready to help you create a routine that is sure to have your family and friends laughing in tears. This class is great for building confidence, sharpening your skills, practicing risk taking and finding your voice in public speaking skills.

Game On: The History of Video Games (3rd - 8th)

Atari, Pac Man, Pong, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. This is only the start of our journey. Few inventions have influenced entertainment and society more than VIDEO GAMES. Join us in GAME ON as we take a journey through time. We will start in the late 60s, gradually making our way to present day. We will learn about the innovative programmers and developers who are responsible for the games we love, and also focus on the rise of the professional gaming scene. Perfect choice for the creative and curious gamer!

Calling All Coders! (3rd - 8th)

Calling all coders! In this class, you'll learn the basics of computer coding and programming. We will start our journey with EVO, from there students have an option to branch out and explore their own coding language interests. Campers will have a chance to put their new skills to the test, designing your very own video game or an app of your choice!

The Craft of Improvisation (Pre K - 2nd) (3rd - 8th)

Laugh, be silly, and face exciting challenges with creativity and humor! In this improvisation class we will play high-energy, hilarious games that help you learn to think quickly, be flexible, and improve your focus. Get ready to perform in scenes where almost anything goes! Improvisation is a foundational piece for learning theater, but it also helps develop safe risk-taking, presentation skills, and thinking on your feet. Scripts?! We don't need no stinkin' scripts! We just need YOU!

American Ninja Warrior (Pre K - 2nd)

If you've ever wanted a "taste” of what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior and to be challenged by some of the scaled down obstacles featured on the show, accept this challenge today! We'll take a fun approach to fitness as we work on strength, conditioning, flexibility, problem solving, and coordination as we overcome obstacles designed for all skill levels.

Destination Disney (Pre K - 2nd)

What if Elsa wasn't a Snow Queen or if Buzz Lightyear wasn't a spaceman? Have you ever wanted to recreate your favorite Disney tale or Pixar movie? If the answer is yes, sprinkle your magic fairy dust or animate yourself and join us in the wonderful world of Disney and Pixar animation. We'll recreate your favorite scenes, songs and stories. Get ready to remake the image of your imagination, as you add a new character, change the ending to your favorite story, or write a new song while creating your very own short movie or storybook!

Digital Music (3rd - 8th)

Have you ever wanted to compose your own music, design your own sounds, or create your own unique versions of your favorite songs? Now it's your chance to be a Digital DJ. Join us as we explore the exciting world of DIGITAL MUSIC. You will create a portfolio of digital music and create your own individual album, as well as contribute your strongest material to a group album. Design your own album artwork, and maybe even create your own music video. No prior musical experience is required.

Garden Gurus (Pre K - 2nd) (3rd - 8th)

Get ready to get your hands dirty while appreciating and learning all about the natural life cycle of gardens. We'll explore nature's zero waste models and challenge ourselves to think of new ways to compost and recycle in the garden and at home. If you spend time in the soil then you will definitely develop a curiosity about insects and tiny critters. But don't be scared; insects are our friends - we might even raise some earthworms! We'll also look at principles of organic gardening and learn about Texas medicinal & edible plants. Bon Appetit!

"ACE" Academy: Tennis & Pickle Ball (Pre K - 2nd) (3rd - 8th)

ACE Academy and Summer Wonders is proud to partner with the USTA to introduce kids to the wonderful of racquet sports! Smaller nets, smaller racquets, and modified balls all help to make the sport of tennis more accessible and less frustrating for young beginners. Indoor options to help students beat the heat and sun. Join this class if you want to find out why sports scholars call tennis the "Thinking Person's Sport." Game. Set. Match!


Afternoon Immersion Classes

Time Travelers (Pre K - 2nd)

Travel through significant times and ages. Each day we will focus on a different time in history leading up to the present and then onward to what the future will hold. Cavemen, to Egypt to Vikings to cowboys. We will delve into the time period do a craft, play games. We will go through all the ages of history and focus on a part of the world. EX Ancient--stone age, Egypt , Greek/roman Post Classical--Vikings, Middle Ages Modern Period--Pioneers, Cowboys, Industrial Revolution, the 1900s, Space Age to the Modern time...and then the what we think the future holds.

The Science of Star Wars (Pre K - 2nd)

Greetings Young Padawan, join us for an epic interstellar adventure! In this immersion, you will learn to become one with the force, building Star Wars crafts, creating out-of-this-world art, and gaining valuable Jedi wisdom about space. May the force be with you!

Shark Tank 101 (3rd - 8th)

Shark Tank 101 Take a look at the modern business world! How can you turn an idea turn into a company? What is Bitcoin? This course will include, but will not be limited to, a study of multiculturalism, project planning, marketing, basic finance, and business leadership development.

Wall Street Survivor (3rd - 8th)

Meet you on Wall Street. In this class, we'll learn the fundamentals of investing, money management and financial planning. We will examine the stock market, cryptocurrencies, and much more. Using a simulator, we will “trade” each day on the real-time market and analyze our results. This is a great class for any age - so get excited and prepared for your portfolio to grow!

Session IV


Morning Classes

A Culinary Adventure (Pre K - 2nd)

Are you new to cooking but interested in learning more? Do you know the difference between 4 Tablespoons and a ¼ Cup? Nothing, they equal the same! Learn your way around the basics in the kitchen. Safety, measuring, mixing, tools, basic recipes, and more. Delight your taste buds as you cook up delicious favorite foods. Every day will be a new adventure as you learn a new skill, or how to use a new tool, while creating a new tantalizing tasty recipe.

Mythology 101: The Norse Gods (3rd - 8th)

By Odin’s beard! Is Ragnarok nigh? Come and find out if you are worthy to wield Mjolnir, Thor’s mighty hammer! Do you know the ways of the Norse? Come explore Yggdrasil and learn the tales of the mightiest people to walk the Earth. Create great works of art and perfect your battle strategies while walking the path of the warrior.

Animation (3rd - 8th)

For students ages 9+, work creatively to animate and draw both digitally and with crayons and color pencils; make flipbooks and puppets that will later both be recreated digitally! Create drawings and bring them to life, using production techniques such as timelines and keyframes on your iPad using FrameFervor. Work as part of a team and make friends who share your interests as you explore other animation techniques like claymation and “humanimation” and make stop motion animations using iMovie. At the end of the week, you take home an animated short film to share with family and friends.

Calling All Coders! (3rd - 8th)

Calling all coders! In this class, you'll learn the basics of computer coding and programming. We will start our journey with EVO, from there students have an option to branch out and explore their own coding language interests. Campers will have a chance to put their new skills to the test, designing your very own video games or an app of your choice!

American Ninja Warrior (Pre K - 2)

If you've ever wanted a "taste” of what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior and to be challenged by some of the scaled down obstacles featured on the show, accept this challenge today! We'll take a fun approach to fitness as we work on strength, conditioning, flexibility, problem solving, and coordination as we overcome obstacles designed for all skill levels.

Destination Disney (Pre K - 2nd)

What if Elsa wasn't a Snow Queen or if Buzz Lightyear wasn't a spaceman? Have you ever wanted to recreate your favorite Disney tale or Pixar movie? If the answer is yes, sprinkle your magic fairy dust or animate yourself and join us in the wonderful world of Disney and Pixar animation. We'll recreate your favorite scenes, songs and stories. Get ready to remake the image of your imagination, as you add a new character, change the ending to your favorite story, or write a new song while creating your very own short movie or storybook!

E4: An Intro to Chess (2nd-8th)

Did you know that there are more possible combinations of chess games than there are atoms in the known universe? It should come as no surprise that people have been fascinated with the game for over a thousand years. In this class, we will cover popular opening ideas, cool tactics, and of course some epic chess traps sure to shock your opponents. Chess is great for building problem solving, strategic thinking, and attention to detail. Chess sets provided!

Digital Music (3rd - 8th)

Have you ever wanted to compose your own music, design your own sounds, or create your own unique versions of your favorite songs? Now it's your chance to be a Digital DJ. Join us as we explore the exciting world of DIGITAL MUSIC. You will create a portfolio of digital music and create your own individual album, as well as contribute your strongest material to a group album. Design your own album artwork, and maybe even create your own music video. No prior musical experience is required.

Garden Gurus (Pre K - 2nd) (3rd - 8th)

Get ready to get your hands dirty while appreciating and learning all about the natural life cycle of gardens. We'll explore nature's zero waste models and challenge ourselves to think of new ways to compost and recycle in the garden and at home. If you spend time in the soil then you will definitely develop a curiosity about insects and tiny critters. But don't be scared; insects are our friends - we might even raise some earthworms! We'll also look at principles of organic gardening and learn about Texas medicinal & edible plants. Bon Appetit!


Afternoon Immersion Classes

Mini Coders (Pre K - 2nd)

Technology plays a huge part in our world and everyday lives. In Mini Coders, we will immerse ourselves in learning about the importance of our digital footprint, the basics of online safety, and of course learning to solve puzzles through an innovative approach using block coding! In addition to block coding, we will focus on building fundamental computer science strategies as well!!

Cultures and Crafts (Pre K - 2nd)

Welcome, young explorers! Have you ever wondered about people in different countries? What holidays do they have? What games do they play? Come travel the world in this class through the art and culture of different countries. Learn basic aspects of geography and do several hands-on activities. This class is a passport to fun!

Stat Quest (3rd - 8th)

What are the chances of a coin landing heads up? Too easy? How about the chance that lighting strikes the same spot twice? What is the probability that your next basketball shot will be a swish? What percentage of the US has green eyes? How likely is it that you will grow up to be 7 feet tall? There is literally no end to the fascinating questions that we can answer using the amazing power of statistics. Join us as we go on a Stat Quest, a most epic adventure that keeps the focus 100% on fun!

Wall Street Survivor (3rd - 8th)

Meet you on Wall Street. In this class, we'll learn the fundamentals of investing, money management and financial planning. We will examine the stock market, cryptocurrencies, and much more. Using a simulator, we will “trade” each day on the real-time market and analyze our results. This is a great class for any age - so get excited and prepared for your portfolio to grow!

Session III

World War II

Calling all history buffs! Few events in recent centuries have had a greater impact on humanity than WWII. Join award-winning instructor Tyson Rahmeier as he takes you on a deep dive into the historical context, the key battles, the heroes and villains, and the epic conclusion of one of the most fascinating examples of conflict in human history. Due to the mature themes of war, this Dive is for older campers only.


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