Kids Track on Sunday: $35 per child. Kids 17 and under who are registered either for the full-event or a two-day (Sun/Mon) registration do not need to pay extra for Kids’ Track. One or two parents are admitted with their child for the Sunday Kids’ Track.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; youth 13-17 must have an adult on premises with a cell phone listed at the Registration Table.

Schedule

  • 10:30–12:00 Beverly Hills Game Room: Gather, play games, socialize
  • 12:00–1:00 Burbank: Lunch
  • 1:00–2:00 Hollywood: “College Prep” by Jacob Kantor
  • 1:00–2:00 Beverly Hills: “Birding” by Diego & Lorenzo Blanco
  • 2:15–3:15 Hollywood: “Lawyer’s Games” by Teodora Chrystie
  • 2:15–3:15 Beverly Hills: “Party Games” by Michelle Freeman
  • 3:30–4:30 Hollywood: “Improv” by Jay Friedlander and Johanna Petree
  • 3:30–4:30 Beverly Hills: “Mathnasium” by Sarah Calove and Sahar Safaee
  • 4:45–5:45 Hollywood: “Science Experiments” by Johanna Petree
  • 4:45–5:45 Beverly Hills: “Werewolves and Villagers” by Aaron Mertzel (9+up)

Activities

Game Room Play

Meet in the Game Room in the morning to play boxed games and get to know each other. Lunch at noon — make your own sandwich!

College Prep

Things students & parents should start thinking about to prepare for the road to college. We will dive into what college admissions officers look at when determining if a student is admitted. We will touch on the idea of Demonstrated Interest and how to show a college you want to go there. We will touch on how all factors play into decisions (Grades, GPA, Test Scores, Extracurricular, Volunteering, AP Classes, Class Rank etc)

In 2012, Jacob Kantor started in Test Prep & College Counseling. In 2016, he finished a College Counseling program at UCLA. Jacob works with roughly 200+ schools throughout Los Angeles and over the US. Jacob works at Revolution Prep, the nationwide leader in online tutoring for students grades K–12.

Birding

Diego (16) and Lorenzo (12) will talk about what birding is and how they got into this activity. They will have a table full of materials from the Pasadena Audubon Society.

Diego has been interested in dinosaurs (especially birds), ornithology, and dinosaur art from a young age. He has worked on scientific research projects at the Moore Lab of Zoology at Occidental College as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and was a 2016 Western Field Ornithologist Youth Scholarship recipient. He has written articles for the National Fish and Wildlife Service, Pasadena Audubon Society, and the John Hopkins Imagine Magazine.

Lawyers’ Games

Myron Faverman used to run this game of questions and deductions and now Teodora Chrystie will run it in his memory. Sample: “The music stopped. The woman fainted. How?” Ask a series of “Yes” and “No” questions to deduce the events of her fainting spell. Then start another riddle.

Teodora Chrystie is an assistant Gifted Youth Coordinator who has organized several activities for the GLAAM Youth Group.

Party Games

Get ready to play some fun retro games set to a modern soundtrack! We will be playing classic birthday games from a bygone era which are still a hit with today’s kids—musical chairs, freeze dance, hot potato and limbo! There will be prizes for the winner of each game.

Michelle Freeman is a Parent Volunteer with three Mensa members in the family—husband Selwyn who is an Assistant Gifted Youth Coordinator, seven year old Sam and five year old Abby. Michelle and Selwyn enjoy supplementing the kids education with math, reading, spelling, piano and languages.

Improv and Theater Games

RG Co-Chair and veteran improvisation student Jay Friedlander leads a series of fun exercises from Viola Spolin’s Theater Games, which formed the basis for Improv groups like the Compass Players, The Second City, Improv Olympic and the Groundlings.

Jay Friedlander, our RG Co-chair and chapter Ombudsman, will lead the group, with assistance from Johanna Petree, an assistant Gifted Youth Coordinator for the GLAAM Youth Group.

More about Mathnasium!

We will be playing fun math games and giving out prizes to our participants! In addition, we will be giving out mini-assessments that will allow us to gauge your student’s math abilities!

Sarah Calove is Center Director of Mathnasium of Woodland Hills, the neighborhood math-only learning center. Sahar Safaee will assist her. They help kids in grades K–12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead—whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 700+ centers in the US and Canada.

Science Experiments

Johanna Petree has been an assistant Gifted Youth Coordinator for several years, and has run activities for the RG Kids’ Track many times. She is picking out some science experiments that everyone should enjoy working on.

Werewolves and Villagers

By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, angry villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But oops; sometimes they just kill off “innocent villagers.”) “Werewolf” requires observation, some deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? Since an average game takes 15–20 minutes, new players can join quickly. (This game is similar to, but better than, “Mafia.”)

Aaron Mertzel (13) volunteered three years ago to lead the Kids Werewolves and Villagers, and has been doing it at the GLAAM RG ever since. .