Summer Programs K-8 Non-Credit Class Schedule 2017

Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Session 2: June 26 - July 7 (new this year: special July 4 program)
Session 3: July 10 - July 21
Classes meet Monday – Thursday. Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities.

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8:00 am - Noon

1 2 3  Art of Play (K)
Summer is a time to be creative, discover the wonders of your senses, and connect with your natural curiosity. In this playful class, rising kindergartners explore in the areas of art, science, and music. Through hands-on work and rich sensorial experiences, students are encouraged to use their senses and whole body in work and play. Time is set aside each day for small group practice with writing, number concepts, Jolly Phonics, and beginning reading. Dress for a mess, although paint shirts are provided. Exploration materials include clay, paper, paints, glue, fabric, water, and other natural materials!
Instructors: Kelly Blackson, Kelli Newsome, Claire Tyra
 
    3  First Grade Fun (1)
Read, Learn, and Play, the Big Red Dog Way! Classic Clifford stories will serve as inspiration for this class. Students will have the opportunity to brush up on reading skills, sprinkle in some math practice, add a dash of Spanish fun, and top it off with loads of creative projects. This self-contained class is designed for the rising first grade student.
Instructor: Julie Larrea
 
1 2    Surf’s Up! (1-2)
Have fun while reinforcing reading, math, writing, and research skills. The beach theme lends itself to a relaxed and productive learning experience. Students “surf” between classes in small groups “pooled” with daily hands-on projects, snacks, and free-choice activities. Individual support provided on a regular basis by three of the most-experienced PCDS elementary school faculty members.
Instructors: Karen Bruntz, Cindy Davis, Evelyne Macrodimitris
 

8:00 - 9:15 am

1 2 3  Algebra I Preview (7-9)
Designed for students preparing to enter Algebra I in the fall, this course touches on the introductory topics of Algebra I, such as solving multi-step equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing in the coordinate plane, linear functions and exponents. The course has a strong emphasis on teaching students to organize their written work. Applications of fractions and decimals are included.
Instructor: Jacqui Goertz
 
1 2    Archery (5-8)
Students learn the physical, emotional, and social benefits of archery, and the history, safety strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy the sport as a lifetime activity.
Instructor: Sean Newland
 
1 2 3  Cheerleading (2-8)
Cheerleading is an enthusiastic and dynamic sport that promotes teamwork and school spirit. Students will learn basic cheers, kicks, and jumps while having a fun time along with their peers.
Instructor: Meyla Milian-Sanchez
 
1 2 3  Chess Camp (5-8)
Learn to play the ancient game of chess or improve current skills. This fascinating game, with elements of art, science, and competition is played all over the world, including thousands of games daily on the Internet. Join the international world of chess and learn from a master.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 
1 2 3  Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day—and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Robyn Kunze
 
    3  Filming TV Commercials (6-9)
Have you ever watched a TV commercial and said “I could do better than that”? In this class you’ll work in small groups to design, write, direct, film, and edit your own TV commercials, selling products of your own choosing, whether real or made-up.
Instructor: Brent Root
 
1 2 3  Games for the Mind and Body (6-9)
Fun with a purpose! Class time is used primarily to play games such as Taboo, Charades, Word Association, and other games of expression and quick thought to help students develop confidence, problem-solving abilities, verbal and physical expression, humor skills, social interactions, and more. Explore the importance of taking “safe risks,” accepting and celebrating mistakes, and expanding avenues of communication, all of which can be valuable life skills. It sounds serious, but is centered on fun and a lot of healthy game playing.
Instructor: Keith Burns
 
  2 3  Get Your Dance On! (2-5)
Dance brings out the best in children, exploring new ways of expression, creative problem solving, rhythm and fun. Our first week we will explore different dance styles including: ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theater and choreography, learning technique and the essential distinctives of each style. For the second week, the dancers will help choose two styles for our focus, all building toward a fantastic, final “number!” The class will challenge dancers to explore new motor, creative and thinking skills crucial for both dance and life. Join us and… get your Dance on!
Instructor: Duffy Gibb
 
1 2    Golf (4-8)
Bet you never thought learning to play golf with your friends could be this fun! Students explore the fascinating fundamentals of the golf swing, such as proper grip, posture, and alignment—everything you need to find the right position to hit the golf ball consistently. Learn tips to develop the self-confidence to self-correct your golf swing when problems arise. Start growing your lifelong passion for the greatest game ever played.
Instructor: Pete Helmbock
 
1 2 3  Grammar Time! (6-9)
Who says grammar has to be boring? This fast-paced refresher course will help students look at grammar in a whole new light. Students will create interactive notebooks, view video clips, and even examine song lyrics as they brush up on their grammar skills. Jingles and question and answer flow patterns will solidify parts of speech within each student as if by magic.
Instructor: Ian Hodor
 
1 2    Handwriting Heroes: Cursive (2-4)
Before they can save the day, heroes must exercise, practice, and drill. Likewise, Handwriting Heroes work to improve their handwriting and penmanship by exercising small muscles in their fingers and hands, practicing proper form and technique, and participating in special activities to save the day (or at least the class). Class is built on a research-based handwriting curriculum that incorporates developmentally appropriate and multi-sensory tools.
Instructor: Emilia Massimi
 
    3  Handwriting Heroes: Print (2-3)
Before they can save the day, heroes must exercise, practice, and drill. Likewise, Handwriting Heroes work to improve their handwriting and penmanship by exercising small muscles in their fingers and hands, practicing proper form and technique, and participating in special activities to save the day (or at least the class). Class is built on a research-based handwriting curriculum that incorporates developmentally appropriate and multi-sensory tools.
Instructor: Emilia Massimi
 
1   3  Hurray for Clay! (2-4)
Lions and tigers and bears of clay, oh my! In this class, students explore the wonders of clay as they make imaginary creatures and fantastic objects. They learn how to form and sculpt creations by using the three hand-building techniques - pinch, coil, and slab. Students also learn simple painting techniques to finish their works of art.
Instructor: Staff
 
  2    Literary Lions (2-4)
Reading comprehension and creative writing are key components for success in school. Delightful books and engaging writing games strengthen skills and add fun to learning.
Instructor: Linda Drate
 
1 2    Mandarin for Beginners (5-8)
Come and explore the Chinese language through stories, songs, and games. We will introduce the phonetic system, Pinyin, as well as basic Chinese character writing. We will study traditions, festivals, cuisines, poems, calligraphy, etc., and have a taste of typical Chinese food students can easily find in local Asian markets.
Instructor: Betty Bienert
 
  2    Math Marvels (2-4)
This class will engage students in age appropriate math activities to help build on basic skills and explore math concepts and develop problem solving strategies.
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
1   3  Math: Add It Up! (2-3)
This course strengthens the student’s conceptual understanding of mathematics and provides ample time for drill and review. A complement to the regular mathematics curriculum, it’s specifically designed to consolidate the mathematics skills that students need to proceed to the next level.
Instructor: Lynn Kuvakos
 
1 2 3  Math: Manipulations (4-6)
This course provides practice working with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students work individually and in small groups on skill review and problem-solving activities. A diagnostic test on the first day identifies each student’s individual needs.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
 
1 2 3  Minecraft Challenge (4-6)
Minecraft Challenge is for students who have a Mojang account and enjoy creating worlds in Minecraft. Challenges will include replicating famous buildings in the Minecraft world. Students will plan and manage their time as they build their masterpieces, and present their work to the class.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
 
  2    Model Rockets (6-9)
Ever wondered how rockets fly? Join this class and you’ll learn how to build, paint and launch solid fuel engine rockets that travel up to 1,000 feet in the air at speeds up to 400 mph!
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Brent Root
 
    3  Musical Theatre (5-8)
This “playful” class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the diaphragm and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
    3  Robot Fun: Program and Play (4-6)
Students will learn about the “Ozobot”, a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Nicholas Currault
 
1 2    Sing and Dance (5-8)
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style dance and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. A great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
1 2 3  Soccer (5-8)
Summer Soccer class will improve fundamental skills through drills and games. The class will focus on playing soccer in a fun, stress-free environment. The class will primarily be indoors, and tennis shoes are required. Soccer balls and water will be provided.
Instructor: Amp Lee
 
1 2    Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students’ real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
 
1 2 3  Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students’ swimming skills.
Instructor: Staff
 
  2 3  Tennis (2-8)
This class is designed for everyone from beginners to advanced players. Kids are split into groups based on age and ability and develop hand-eye coordination and stroke technique through instruction, games, and having fun!!! Class consists of warm-up, condition drills, stroke techniques, match play, and much more! Students should wear sunscreeen and a hat, and have a water bottle each day.
Instructor: Jerry Keever
 
1      The Amazing READING Race (2-3)
Students will go on an exciting adventure through different genres of literature. This course will help develop and strengthen reading comprehension skills, critical thinking skills, and fluency. Through various activities, students will be on the right path to become purposeful readers.
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
1 2 3  Writers’ Workshop (4-6)
Designed for students who wish to refine their writing skills and prepare for the demands of later, more advanced work, this course reinforces grammatical principles, standards of correct usage, editing, and vocabulary development. Through the use of daily journals, expository prose, and exercises in writing for argument, students learn the process and form of good writing.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 

9:20 - 10:35 am

1 2 3  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructors: Sean Newland, Amp Lee
 
1      Cardmaking (5-8)
Students learn how to make various types of cards, including thank you and birthday cards, using scrapbooking paper, stamps, embossing powder, glitter, and other materials. Students learn fun crafting techniques and complete the class with their own handmade cards to send.
Instructor: Kaitlan Cady
 
1 2 3  Chess Camp (2-4)
Learn to play the ancient game of chess or improve current skills. This fascinating game, with elements of art, science, and competition is played all over the world, including thousands of games daily on the Internet. Join the international world of chess and learn from a master.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 
1 2    Cooking with Robyn (3-5)
Learn how to cook and bake everyday items that you can make by yourself for your family. Taught in the PCDS kitchen by a professional chef, students cook and enjoy eating what they make each day—and sometimes even take yummy dishes home to share!
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Robyn Kunze
 
1      Creative Mind - STEM & Inventors Workshop (2-4)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
 
1 2    Diving (5-9)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Mikenna Mack
 
1      Fractured Fairy Tales (4-6)
Fractured Fairy Tales is a writing class for students who love writing and enjoy reading fairy tales. Campers will take various fairy tales and change certain aspects of each story. Some changes may include: telling the fairy tale from another point of view, re-working the language to update it, changing some of the events, switching good and evil characters around, changing the setting to modernize the story, mentioning and incorporating characters from other fairy tales and other fun and unique changes. This is a highly creative workshop and will include illustrating each fairy tale. Campers will create a book over the 2 week session to take home.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 
1 2    Fun with Geometry (7-9)
This project-based class will help students explore geometric topics and see that geometry patterns are all around us. Projects include creating 3D shapes like prisms and octahedrons with toothpicks and marshmallows, creating an “eyeball” from parabolic curves, and creating artistic designs using tessellations.
Instructor: Jacqui Goertz
 
    3  Get Your Dance On! (2-5)
Dance brings out the best in children, exploring new ways of expression, creative problem solving, rhythm and fun. Our first week we will explore different dance styles including: ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theater and choreography, learning technique and the essential distinctives of each style. For the second week, the dancers will help choose two styles for our focus, all building toward a fantastic, final “number!” The class will challenge dancers to explore new motor, creative and thinking skills crucial for both dance and life. Join us and… get your Dance on!
Instructor: Duffy Gibb
 
  2    Hurray for Clay! (2-4)
Lions and tigers and bears of clay, oh my! In this class, students explore the wonders of clay as they make imaginary creatures and fantastic objects. They learn how to form and sculpt creations by using the three hand-building techniques - pinch, coil, and slab. Students also learn simple painting techniques to finish their works of art.
Instructor: Staff
 
1 2    Keyboarding (4-8)
Using fun and interactive programs, students set their own speed and accuracy goals to improve their keyboarding technique. Skills are put to the test at the end of the session when students type the summary of a movie with hands covered. Each lesson’s printout shows progress and demonstrates speed and accuracy improvements, which helps to build each student’s keyboarding confidence.
Instructor: Pete Helmbock
 
  2 3  Lego Mindstorm Robotics (6-9)
In this class, you will design, build, and program robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to sensors. Once you master the basics of programming, you will compete in challenges such as The Maze, Dragster Races, The Hill Climb of Death, Slam Dunk Contest, Tug-o-War, and Battle Bots. Not recommended for the faint of heart!
Instructor: Brent Root
 
1 2    Let’s Dance (5-8)
Dancing helps enhance muscle memory, helps build social skills and self esteem, and is a fun activity! Boys and girls will learn to dance along to the most popular songs.
Instructor: Meyla Milian-Sanchez
 
  2    Literary Lions (2-4)
Reading comprehension and creative writing are key components for success in school. Delightful books and engaging writing games strengthen skills and add fun to learning.
Instructor: Linda Drate
 
1 2    Mandarin for Beginners (2-4)
Come and explore the Chinese language through stories, songs, and games. We will introduce the phonetic system, Pinyin, as well as basic Chinese character writing. We will study traditions, festivals, cuisines, poems, calligraphy, etc., and have a taste of typical Chinese food students can easily find in local Asian markets.
Instructor: Betty Bienert
 
1 2 3  Multiplication Mania (3-5)
This game-based class uses a variety of fun and fast paced activities to help students learn multiplication tables and commit them to memory. The class focuses solely on multiplication, numbers 0-12. Students have both guided and independent practice. In this non-competitive class, the goal is to have 100 percent proficiency and lots of fun! Prizes awarded daily.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
 
    3  Musical Theatre (2-4)
This “playful” class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the diaphragm and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
1   3  Must Love Dogs…or Cats! (5-8)
This class will provide information on how animal rescues work, fundraise and successfully adopt out animals to their forever homes. Participants will also learn about responsible pet ownership, animal care and handling, and pet healthcare in order to relay the importance of compassion and respect for animals. Students will make enrichment items and activities for shelter animals which will be donated to a local rescue at the end of the session.
Instructor: Leslie Feldman
 
1      Nifty Fifty (2-3)
This fun, hands-on class will help students learn the names and locations of the 50 states by region. Students will then choose a state to research and create a mini-book or poster on their state and present it to the class. Students will also make salt dough maps of the state they have chosen to research. They will paint these maps and label major cities, bodies of water, and resources found in that state.
Instructor: Lynn Kuvakos
 
1 2 3  Photoshop 101 (4-6)
Have you ever wondered how to make someone old look young? Does that dog really fly or has it been Photoshopped? This is the class for you. In Photoshop 101, learn the basics of photoshop and have fun making your photos look great.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
 
1 2    Photoshop Styles and Techniques (7-9)
Students will learn how to add effects to their digital photos. Photographs will be altered by making an image look vintage, applying color, creating multiple exposure, adding water effects, including text, creating 3D effects, changing eye color, and more.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 
  2    Pretty Papers and Startling Strings (3-6)
Design and create beautiful bowls, vases, and other containers using beautiful paper and vibrant string.
Instructor: Staff
 
    3  Robot Fun: Program and Play (4-6)
Students will learn about the “Ozobot”, a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Nicholas Currault
 
1 2 3  Sewing for Beginners (5-8)
Beginners learn basic sewing fundamentals by hand and machine. Through crafting various personalized projects, boys and girls learn how to sew fabric pieces together, creating functional pieces of sewn art in a fun and relaxed environment. Sample projects may include a pillow, tote bag, simple skirt or shorts.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
 
1 2    Sing and Dance (2-4)
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style dance and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. A great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
1 2    Spanish Ole (6-8)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students’ real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
 
1 2 3  Stuck on Duck (3-6)
Tape, that is! Are you stuck on everything duct tape? Or looking for something fun to do? Make awesome accessories from the funkiest duct tape colors you’ve ever seen! Want to make a wallet, bracelet, flowers, bag, cell phone case or something else just as fun? Perfect - we’ll show you how using cool colors from camouflage to neon, zebra, leopard print and everything in between. Bring your creativity and we’ll supply all materials.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Emilia Massimi
 
1 2 3  Study Skills (6-8)
Students will create interactive study guides as they learn simple techniques to enhance their reading comprehension skills and strengthen notetaking skills. Students will also learn how to effectively communicate and express their ideas and facilitate discussion through the use of various primary and secondary source documents about the world around them. Strategies for starting the school year off organized and remaining organized and fun and interesting ways to study for different types of tests will also be incorporated.
Instructor: Ian Hodor
 
1 2 3  Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students’ swimming skills.
Instructor: Staff
 
1      The Amazing READING Race (2-3)
Students will go on an exciting adventure through different genres of literature. This course will help develop and strengthen reading comprehension skills, critical thinking skills, and fluency. Through various activities, students will be on the right path to become purposeful readers.
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
1 2 3  Theater Improvisation (6-9)
This class offers instruction and practice in the skills needed for comedy improvisation. Listening, quick thinking, character development, and scene building techniques are developed through exercises, games, and improvisational scene work. Perfect for students with interest in the performing arts, this class also helps develop acting skills in addition to improvisation. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Keith Burns
 
1 2 3  Volleyball (4-8)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Kat Burrell
 
  2    Watercolor Whimsy (2-4)
Unleash the creative painter within in this introduction and exploration of watercolors. In this class, students learn the art of creating watercolor images straight onto paper, drawing and then watercoloring, and exploring how colors change based on the amount of water used. Students will bring home a final portfolio of their work. If you enjoy painting or want to learn more about watercolors, this class is for you!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
  2 3  Writing Wonders (2-3)
Students will write in a variety of genres to help foster a love of writing. Daily prompts will facilitate brainstorming, and students will work alone and with partners to generate writing ideas, identify important parts of a story, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a booklet to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 

10:40 - 11:55 am

1 2 3  Animation Inspiration (2-4)
Engaging lessons inspire the inner artist as students expand their creativity and technology skills. Students explore the Animation-ish program and develop animation projects relevant to age-appropriate topics.
Instructor: Emilia Massimi
 
1   3  Babysitter’s Training with CPR and First Aid (5-8)
This course will provide boys and girls who are planning to babysit the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care. The course also includes CPR and First Aid certification.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Katie Charles
 
1 2 3  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructors: Sean Newland, Amp Lee
 
  2 3  Cardboard Challenge (6-9)
Armed with cardboard, duct tape, hot glue and imagination, students will create a cardboard arcade, following the inspiration of Caine’s Arcade (see YouTube).
Instructor: Brent Root
 
  2 3  Cheerleading (2-8)
Cheerleading is an enthusiastic and dynamic sport that promotes teamwork and school spirit. Students will learn basic cheers, kicks, and jumps while having a fun time along with their peers.
Instructor: Meyla Milian-Sanchez
 
1 2 3  Chess Match (2-8)
This chess class will focus on practicing your skills with match play. Students will be paired together to experience the excitement of the competition.
Instructor: Ryan Coffelt
 
1      Creative Mind – STEM & Inventors Workshop (5-7)
Turn your imagination into reality! During the first week, students will conduct a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities to better understand our physical world. Then during the second week, students will become inventors and problem solvers. First, they will find a problem, small or big, then they will generate ideas and design a model. Finally they will create and turn their ideas into a real prototype! Bring: creative thoughts and positive attitude!
Instructor: Maki Fullerton
 
1 2 3  Digital Art (4-6)
Do you Like to draw but don’t want to use paper? This just might be the class for you. Or, take your drawings and recreate them digitally make them pop of the screen and into an exciting digital image. Digital art focuses not on photography but your artistic talents into a digital form.
Instructor: Peter Pagnotta
 
1 2    Digital Photography Introduction (6-9)
Students take photos using digital cameras, and then image the files using Adobe Photoshop on Apple computers. This class gives students the basic skills necessary to create, edit, and produce their own photographs for digital or print-based media. Also covered are the basic, most useful aspects of Photoshop for beginning photographers. Student’s own camera is helpful but not required. No prior experience required.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 
1 2    Diving (2-4)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Mikenna Mack
 
  2    Fractured Fairy Tales (4-6)
Fractured Fairy Tales is a writing class for students who love writing and enjoy reading fairy tales. Campers will take various fairy tales and change certain aspects of each story. Some changes may include: telling the fairy tale from another point of view, re-working the language to update it, changing some of the events, switching good and evil characters around, changing the setting to modernize the story, mentioning and incorporating characters from other fairy tales and other fun and unique changes. This is a highly creative workshop and will include illustrating each fairy tale. Campers will create a book over the 2 week session to take home.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 
    3  Fractured Fairy Tales Jr (2-4)
Fractured Fairy Tales is a writing class for students who love writing and enjoy reading fairy tales. Campers will take various fairy tales and change certain aspects of each story. Some changes may include: telling the fairy tale from another point of view, re-working the language to update it, changing some of the events, switching good and evil characters around, changing the setting to modernize the story, mentioning and incorporating characters from other fairy tales and other fun and unique changes. This is a highly creative workshop and will include illustrating each fairy tale. Campers will create a book over the 2 week session to take home.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 
  2 3  How Pinterest-ing! (3-6)
Take on two new challenges each day in this creative and exciting class! Students have fun with activities like making “sushi” out of candy and creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to hang in their room. Using tools from paints to measuring pints, students experience hands-on work and add their own creative spin to everything they make. Students will make one art project and one delicious snack each day.
Instructor: Staff
 
1 2 3  Hurray for Clay! (2-4)
Lions and tigers and bears of clay, oh my! In this class, students explore the wonders of clay as they make imaginary creatures and fantastic objects. They learn how to form and sculpt creations by using the three hand-building techniques - pinch, coil, and slab. Students also learn simple painting techniques to finish their works of art.
Instructor: Staff
 
1      Introduction to Engineering Design (8-12)
Have fun learning the basics of programming in LabVIEW! LabVIEW is a very dynamic, graphical language that is easy to learn and fun to use. Build a program to monitor flight delays, design a vending machine, create a game and much more! Students should have a background in Algebra for this course.
Instructor: Sue Mazzolini
 
    3  Let’s Dance (5-8)
Dancing helps enhance muscle memory, helps build social skills and self esteem, and is a fun activity! Boys and girls will learn to dance along to the most popular songs.
Instructor: Meyla Milian-Sanchez
 
1 2    Mandarin for Beginners (2-4)
Come and explore the Chinese language through stories, songs, and games. We will introduce the phonetic system, Pinyin, as well as basic Chinese character writing. We will study traditions, festivals, cuisines, poems, calligraphy, etc., and have a taste of typical Chinese food students can easily find in local Asian markets.
Instructor: Betty Bienert
 
  2    Math Marvels (2-4)
This class will engage students in age appropriate math activities to help build on basic skills and explore math concepts and develop problem solving strategies.
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
1 2    Math Puzzles, Patterns, and Connections (5-8)
Tour the world of mathematics, using middle school skills, looking for patterns in sequences and connections between new problems, old problems, and the world around us. Students look at classic problems, famous numbers, and the rich relationships between seemingly different problems. This course enriches the mathematical experience and enhances students’ appreciation for the wonders of mathematics.
Instructor: Jacqui Goertz
 
1      Math: Add It Up! (2-3)
This course strengthens the student’s conceptual understanding of mathematics and provides ample time for drill and review. A complement to the regular mathematics curriculum, it’s specifically designed to consolidate the mathematics skills that students need to proceed to the next level.
Instructor: Lynn Kuvakos
 
1 2 3  Math: Manipulations (4-6)
This course provides practice working with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students work individually and in small groups on skill review and problem-solving activities. A diagnostic test on the first day identifies each student’s individual needs.
Instructor: Kristine Stevens
 
    3  Musical Theatre (2-4)
This “playful” class is for students who want to learn about dancing, singing, and acting. Students learn basic dance steps, vocal exercises to strengthen the diaphragm and encourage proper breathing, and acting exercises and games to strengthen the ability to become a character using facial and body expression. Students learn these disciplines in the style of Broadway shows or current movie musicals. The goal is to increase presence and confidence for the stage and daily life.
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
    3  Pretty Papers and Startling Strings (3-6)
Design and create beautiful bowls, vases, and other containers using beautiful paper and vibrant string.
Instructor: Staff
 
1 2    Robot Fun: Program and Play (4-6)
Students will learn about the “Ozobot”, a tiny robot that reads colors and responds with different movements. Ozobot follows the instructions that students create to make it advance, retreat, spin, speed up, dance, and more. Students will learn logic and basic coding skills through fun, creative and social games.
Instructor: Staff
 
    3  Robotics with Boe-Bots (7-9)
Students create a robot using the Boe-Bot robotics kit. They learn how to wire basic electric circuits on their robots and program them in the BASIC programming language. Students initially program their robots to drive and then progress to utilizing sensors to create a more intelligent robot.
Instructor: Nicholas Currault
 
1 2 3  Sewing: Advanced (5-8)
Take your sewing skills to the next level. Students will learn how to read and use a commercial sewing pattern to create an easy garment or craft project.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Barbara Bzdak
 
1 2    Sing and Dance (2-4)
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style dance and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. A great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
Instructor: Karen Burns
 
1 2    Spanish Ninos (2-5)
The first step to learning a language is to become comfortable with oral communication. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish. Fun, technology-based activities are used to reinforce and expand students’ real-life communication skills. If time permits, the class will review grammar and reading lessons.
Instructor: Alvaro Otalora
 
1 2 3  Swim and Pool Games (2-8)
Through various drills, students work to improve skills on the four main strokes, with proper technique, safety, and fun emphasized. Also included is an introduction to turns and pace clock use. Games include water polo, pool basketball, swimming races, tag, Marco Polo, and Treasure Hunt. All games are designed to encourage exercise and teamwork and develop students’ swimming skills.
Instructor: Staff
 
1 2 3  Volleyball (4-8)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Kat Burrell
 
1      Watercolor Whimsy (2-4)
Unleash the creative painter within in this introduction and exploration of watercolors. In this class, students learn the art of creating watercolor images straight onto paper, drawing and then watercoloring, and exploring how colors change based on the amount of water used. Students will bring home a final portfolio of their work. If you enjoy painting or want to learn more about watercolors, this class is for you!
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Maddie Williams
 
1 2 3  Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Instructor: Keith Burns
 
1      Writing Wonders (2-3)
Students will write in a variety of genres to help foster a love of writing. Daily prompts will facilitate brainstorming, and students will work alone and with partners to generate writing ideas, identify important parts of a story, learn to use colorful words, develop good story beginnings and endings, and improve their spelling skills. Daily writing and illustrating activities will culminate in a booklet to go home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Lisa Butkiewicz
 
1 2 3  Writing: Powerful Communication (7-9)
Do you enjoy arguing? If you do, this course will provide you with the thinking and writing skills to formulate a well-formed and persuasive argument on any topic of your choice. Students will be able to establish a claim, evaluate and choose evidence from a text/media to support their claim, and use reasoning to tie their evidence back to their claim. Don’t miss out on making yourself heard through writing!
Instructor: Ian Hodor
 
1 2    Zumba (4-6)
If you enjoy music, dancing and games come join us for this class. Students will be learning simple steps, while dancing, and enjoying, along with their peers, some traditional rhythms and games from Latin America and around the world.
Instructor: Johana Bautista