Project Week Catalog

Dumplings
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$306

Are you interested in exploring Chinese culture through a series of hands-on activities? Then this is the project for you.

At Teh Trailhead
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Open to:
6, 7, 8
Cost:
$208

Spend a week in the wilderness backpacking along the Shore Trail of Lake Chelan. You will be cooking, hiking, singing, laughing, learning and just being together from Sunday morning to Friday evening.

Slot canyons
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$900

Travel through an amazing canyon in the desert of southwest Utah!

Behind the Music:  Seattle's Music Industry
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Open to:
6, 7, 8
Cost:
$168

Behind the Music allows the curious music lover, the curious musician, or the just plain curious person to experience a bit of the behind-the-curtain magic of the music and entertainment industry.  Our project will explore the working lives of  professional musicians--how they get their music recorded; how they find and maintain an audience; how they get their careers managed and promoted; how live performances are created and managed; and how music creates business opportunities well beyond the musician's creative life.  

Students building a Rube Goldberg machine
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$166

How many complex, over-engineered, convoluted steps can be built into a machine performing one simple task? Join us this week and find out!

Homemade Pasta
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Open to:
11, 12
Cost:
$350

Throughout the week, students will keep a food blog chronicling their journey through the Seattle food scene and will end the week with a chopped challenge creating an original dish. Students will participate in hands-on experiences each day.

Teatro Zinzanni
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$350

Teatro ZinZanni is teaming up with Overlake for an exciting week inside the circus world!

Swept up into the life of the circus, participants will spend their days working individually and in teams under the hands-on guidance of professional performers. The participants will begin each day with warm ups. They will learn magic tricks and work on juggling objects such as balls, scarves, and hats. Students will also explore the world of acrobatics and will do some floor work, tumbling and building pyramids. This is a chance to learn some basics of the circus under the big top with some of the world's greatest cirque artists. Students will create a revue-style performance on the last day for family and friends under Teatro ZinZanni’s antique red velvet spiegeltent.

Georgetown University
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Open to:
10, 11
Cost:
$2000

Students will spend a week visiting approximately ten colleges and universities in the Mid Atlantic region and Southeast. Visits to each campus will include a guided tour, admission and information session, and the opportunity to visit with Overlake alumni who are currently attending each school. All meals, round trip airfare, ground transportation, and accommodations are included in the cost of this Project Week trip.

community Care
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$70

Learn how a small, energetic and devoted group, can help meet the needs of others who are less fortunate in our community.

Elementary classroom
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$50

This week provides an opportunity to work with elementary school children and their teachers at John Muir Elementary School, a diverse Title1 public school in Kirkland.

Elementary classroom
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$50

This week provides an opportunity to work with elementary school children and their teachers at Redmond Elementary School, a diverse Title1 public school in Kirkland.

craft supplies
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$275

Through scrapbooking and card making, we will spend the week trying new techniques working with a variety of materials to design creative projects. Tap into you inner Pinterest to make cards and albums to be used and shared.

Rafting the Deschutes
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$800

Spend a week in the wilderness of eastern Oregon on the Deschutes River! White-water rafting, rappelling, and hiking, as they make their way down the river, students will work together to meet the challenges of this course designed especially for our students.

Sample image from Game of Thrones Board Game
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$150

What does it mean to trust?  What is morality?  Can we cooperate or do we ignore the needs of the many for the needs of the few?  Explore these and other questions as we explore the human experience THROUGH BOARD GAMES!  We will discuss what is trust… then see it in practice by playing the “Game of Thrones Board Game!”  Morality will be explored as your group tries to survive in a war torn city with little to no resources as we play “This War of Mine.”  We will explore the interaction of nations in the far future as we play “Twilight Imperium”.

Hiking through Utah
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Open to:
7, 8
Cost:
$900

This adventure will explore two National Parks in Utah: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Students will camp in the National Parks campgrounds and spend each day hiking throughout the parks. They will learn about the desert environment and experience beautiful scenery.

Play in Ashland
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$900

Students will travel to Ashland, Oregon to visit the internationally renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They will attend five plays, and the accompanying "Prologue" for each production, as well as interactive workshops and informational discussions. Students will have ample time to reflect and discuss the themes of each play as well as the technical aspects involved. This is a perfect project for anyone interested in the life of the theater on stage, back stage, or in the audience.

Students in Overlake Cambodia
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$3200

The Cambodia Global Service Program brings Overlake students to our school in Pailin, Cambodia for a week of teaching and learning.

Dog Sledding!!!
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$900

Montana, Dog Sledding, Yellowstone National Park, camping, traveling, Lewis and Clark, elk, bison, deer, grizzly bear encounter, and fun!!!

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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$300

Having a decent, affordable, and safe place to call home is a fundamental aspect of our lives, and one often taken for granted.

student preparing lunch
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$250

Explore of the world of food through hands-on cooking in addition to exploring various area markets.

rock and roll
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$350

Allow students an opportunity to try the music side of life. To experience what it takes to write/play/produce and possibly perform their own composition and how to get it noticed in the music business.

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Open to:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$0

Students are allowed to apply for an Independent Project Week one time in grades 6-8 and once again in grades 9-12.

Riding Bikes
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Open to:
5, 6
Cost:
$150

This project week is five consecutive "day trips" for our younger students. Each day the group will try a new activity and new location.

Airplane Model
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Open to:
7, 8
Cost:
$250

Improve your patience, fine motor skills, and attention to detail by building scale versions of classic and modern automobiles, military aircraft and war ships, and space craft. We'll also visit the Flying Heritage Museum in Everett for inspiration.

Lorraine Motel Sign
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$1711

Join us for the project of a lifetime!

Mosaic
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Open to:
6, 7, 8
Cost:
$130

Mosaic is an ancient technique that originates from as early as 4000 B.C. In some cultures it was necessary for constructing pleasing living spaces. Today it is most often used for decoration. Mosaic is unique because it allows for contrast in light, depth, texture, color, and pattern. In this project, middle school students will learn to cut tile, apply adhesive, and grout. They will design and create several projects that explore techniques and styles, both modern and ancient. This project will meet on campus Monday through Friday.

north cascades
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Open to:
5, 6, 7
Cost:
$350

Come join us at the Mountain School of the North Cascades Institute as we hike along the shores of a beautiful lake, investigate the health of the watershed, and explore the mountain ecosystem of the North Cascades.

Stage
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$350

"Blow us All Away" as you sing, dance, and rock out with the very latest Broadway has to offer. From the enormously popular Hamilton, Waitress, or Something Rotten to perennial favorites like Wicked, or Les Miserables. Students will learn contemporary Broadway songs, singing styles, and choreography while collaborating on a unique musical revue performed for friends and family.

 

Come ready to move, collaborate with your peers, and take artistic risks. Do not throw away your shot.

parkour
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Open to:
5, 6, 7
Cost:
$350

Our program for the week focuses on students learning Parkour through three hour movement sessions each day. In the afternoons we will watch several existing videos of people practicing/performing Parkour and analyze how people have portrayed their ideas and movement through visual storytelling. We will analyze movements, camera placement, story boarding and editing. Students will work in small groups to create a video of their peers exploring aspects of Parkour. They will go through the process of pre-production through post-production as they conceive, shoot and edit their video.

Recycling to save YOU and the ENVIRONMENT
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$100

Reduce! Let’s get educated. We’ll tour King County’s recycling centers and learn about our local waste management system. Reuse! Let’s get creative. We’ll work with a local artist to create upcycled artwork and learn about local salvage businesses. Recycle! Let’s get active. We’ll take action at Overlake to improve our recycling program.

rock and Roll .jpg
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Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8
Cost:
$350

Do you dream of becoming a musical artist and one day singing in a band? Come learn how songs are composed, recorded, and distributed.

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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$350

Experience the wonders of Seattle art. Students will have a hands on experience and/or will attend an arts-based event each day of the week. We will debrief our arts experiences during coffee shop talks and lunch each day.

Horses
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$200

Students will learn about various organizations around the Seattle area that help animals or use animals to improve the lives of people.  This project appeals to students who are animal lovers and those who wish to both learn more about how these organizations help animals and further the mission of these organizations by providing a day of service.  The focus will be on a different group of animals each day, with a day devoted to wildlife, a day for dogs, a day for horses, a day for cats, and a day for exotics.

Showing off our projects
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Open to:
5, 6, 7
Cost:
$525

If you like creative projects and like working with your hands then join us and learn to SEW BEAUTIFULLY! Learning to sew is a valuable skill that will serve you well, and it's fun to create projects for your family, friends and home.

Channel Islands National Park
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$900

Channel Islands National Park provides a primitive, adventure-filled opportunity for historical, ecological, and marine exploration. The Park is comprised of five unique islands located off the coast of Southern California, and because the islands cannot be accessed by car, the Park is one of the least visited of all of America’s national parks.

Tesla Model 3
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$200

Elon Musk is on a mission to save the world from the negative impacts of Climate Change.  His vision of using electric cars powered by solar panels cannot be achieved without your help.  Why worry about our future when you can do something about it! You will experience what it takes to reduce your energy carbon footprint to zero, while not giving up on modern conveniences.  On this Project Week you will:

Tesla Model 3
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$200

Elon Musk is on a mission to save the world from the negative impacts of Climate Change.  His vision of using electric cars powered by solar panels cannot be achieved without your help.  Why worry about our future when you can do something about it! You will experience what it takes to reduce your energy carbon footprint to zero, while not giving up on modern conveniences.  On this Project Week you will:

Stained Glass
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$150

Help create a stained glass window that will have a permanent home on the Overlake Campus!

Where does the arrow lead you?
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$192

Design a mystery for the Overlake campus that we will then publish for people to try and solve.

Theatrical Lighting
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Open to:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$50

The theatrical lighting project week is a local study in lighting design for plays and concerts, care and feeding of lighting equipment, and cabling, hanging, focusing, gelling and writing cues for a performance. We will be building set models to create a lighting design, and then using Fulton for a full-scale hands-on, special effects lighting extravaganza!

Shelter
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$150

Do you want to learn how to survive in the wild? Have you ever dreamed of living off the land? Join this project to find out if you have what it takes. Learn the skills needed to be able to survive without the use of man-made tools and equipment. The culmination of the week will be to venture out to a secret location where the group's goal is to survive one full day and night in the wild.

Project Week Timeline

  • Dec 15 - Student Placement Published
  • Feb 13 & Mar 16 (9-9:30AM) - Project Week Group Meetings with Students
  • Mar 26-30 - Project Week

Contact

Joey Pauley
Project Week Director

jpauley@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x816