Summer Programs 2021
9-12 Non-Credit Class Schedule

Summer 2022 Dates:

Session 1: June 13 - June 24
Session 2: June 27 - July 8
Session 3: July 11 - July 22
Classes meet Monday – Thursday
Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities

The courses and descriptions below are from 2021 but will give you an idea of our offerings. 

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8:00 - 9:15 am

  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: Keely Franklin
1   Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
 23 Crochet Creations (6-9)
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you'll have fun with the projects in this class. Students that are new to crochet will start with small stuffed yarn creatures, and move on to more advanced projects that include making flower squares. You'll be proud of the special keepsake created with your new skills!
Instructor: Charlene Whitfill
1   Daily Self Care (6-9)
It is so important for us to learn different techniques that help us take care of our well-being and happiness. In this class, we will explore different stress-relieving activities that are also time-efficient so that you are able to practice them regularly. This includes activities such as journaling, meditation, expression coloring, going for walks, and more. The goal is that you will be able to find what practices help you the most and then carry those into your regular routine even after this course ends.
Instructor: Jazzmine Flores
 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: Keely Franklin
123 Handmade Books (7-9)
Calling all artists, writers, and book lovers! In this class, students will learn about and create several handmade book forms from simple to complex, including two hand-sewn hardback books perfect for sketching, journaling, or gift-giving!
Instructor: Jennifer Bryant
1   Let's Paint with Bob Ross! (6-9)
Are you up to the challenge? Oil painting has never been more fun as we follow Bob Ross's instructions to paint a very happy landscape.
Instructor: Julie Tamer
 2  Life & Outdoor Skills (6-9)
Do you ever find yourself wondering how to perform certain life skills like wrapping a present, pitching a tent, or tipping at a restaurant? In this class, students will learn lifelong skills that are useful on a daily basis, in addition to nature skills that help us safely spend time in the great outdoors!
Instructor: Shannon Burke
 23 Racquet Sports (5-9)
Class will be held in the gym and each day students will get to choose between activities such as badminton, pickle ball, and ping pong. A fun way to be active, play with friends, and improve coordination and skills.
Instructor: Andre Gibson-Starks
123 The Science Experience (7-9)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Chase McVey
12  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   Ultimate Frisbee (5-9)
Whether you are a pro or a newcomer to the game, come have fun playing this exciting co-ed team sport.
Instructor: Pete Saunders
123 Volleyball (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: Briana Bernard, Pete Saunders
123 Yoga (6-9)
Wake up your body and mind to start your day off right with yoga! Students focus on having fun while learning the fundamentals of yoga, including all about the self as individual, how to enhance physical strength and coordination, and how to develop techniques for self-awareness and calm energy.
Instructor: Beri Golding

9:20 - 10:35 am

12  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: Keely Franklin
123 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, Pete Saunders, Pete Saunders, Andre Gibson-Starks
  3 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: Keely Franklin
12  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
123 Introduction to Film Studies (7-9)
Do you love movies? Have you ever wanted to make one? In this class, we'll briefly discuss the history of film; learn basic techniques and terminology of film criticism and interpretation; and even work on scripting, storyboarding, and recording original 5 to 10-minute shorts on iPhones or iPads.
Instructor: Jennifer Bryant
 2  iPad Art: Transform Photos into Digital Drawings (7-9)
Did you know you can transform your iPad into a portable art studio? In this class, students will create their own original artwork by converting their personal photos into digital masterpieces. All skill levels are welcome!
Instructor: Shannon Burke
 23 Metalsmithing Introduction (7-9)
Learn to create objects and jewelry using fabrication techniques that take a simple sheet of metal and turn it into something special. Sample the fundamentals of metalsmithing, from designing and constructing earrings & key chains, etc. Learn about cutting, piercing, texturing & elementary fabrication.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Charlene Whitfill
  3 Racquet Sports (5-9)
Class will be held in the gym and each day students will get to choose between activities such as badminton, pickle ball, and ping pong. A fun way to be active, play with friends, and improve coordination and skills.
Instructor: Andre Gibson-Starks
123 RPG and Creativity (5-9)
Students will have lots of fun while learning to play a role-playing game (RPG). RPGs are great venues for learning basic skills in character development, improvisational acting, solving problems as a team, creatively describing actions and scenery, and more. They're also a lot of fun. Two possible options are the Dungeons and Dragons RPG and the Star Wars Force and Destiny RPG.
Instructors: David Machbitz, Michael Caplan
123 The Science Experience (7-9)
In this hands-on class, students will conduct fun scientific experiments to learn more about their world. Each day, students will learn about the reactions that happen in each experiment and explore scientific concepts through discovery.
Instructor: Chase McVey
1   True Crime Podcasts (8-10)
This course is for those who have never listened to a true crime podcast, those who listen to them regularly, or anywhere in between. True crime podcasts bring a substantial amount of attention to crime cases. We will be exploring different podcasts such as Crime Junkie, The First Degree, the Murder Squad, and more. Do these True Crime podcasts help the community solve crimes or are they simply for entertainment? We will find out together.
Instructor: Jazzmine Flores
1   Volleyball (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.
Instructor: Briana Bernard

10:40 - 11:55 am

123 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.
Instructor: Pete Saunders
123 Creative Writing in Experimental Forms (7-9)
If you love to write creatively, or simply wish you did, this class is for you. We'll try our hand at a variety of (mostly) experimental literary forms and styles, including blackout poetry, concrete poetry, surrealism, micro-fiction, and non-linear or hypertextual fiction. Bring your imagination, leave your internal critic at home, and get ready to have fun with language!
Instructor: Jennifer Bryant
123 Grammar Time! (7-10)
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
12  Intro to Dance (7-9)
Come explore the world of dance! This class will explore a variety of dance techniques, composition, collaboration, and improvisation skills. We will focus on body awareness, strength, and flexibility.
Instructor: Marlene Strang
12  Lego Mindstorm Robotics (5-9)
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, Barrel Races, Slam Dunk Contest, and Tug-o-War, and Battle Bots. Not recommended for the faint of heart!
Instructors: Maki Fullerton, David Machbitz
123 MVP - Microbes, Viruses, and Parasites (7-9)
The world around us is filled with microbes: tiny bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Some are a mere nuisance, while others are a significant public health issue. This course explores some common viruses and parasites, past, present, and future, and discusses how they affect us and the world at large. Students will examine the science behind how these microbes infect humans, the societal impacts, and what can be done to prevent their spread.
Instructor: Chase McVey
123 No-Bake Cooking (6-9)
No oven required for these delicious no-bake recipes. Learn how to make a variety of dishes using just a microwave and basic kitchen tools. Please note that this class is not suitable for students with milk or gluten allergies.
Instructor: Andres Rosales
12  Racquet Sports (5-9)
Class will be held in the gym and each day students will get to choose between activities such as badminton, pickle ball, and ping pong. A fun way to be active, play with friends, and improve coordination and skills.
Instructors: Sean Newland, Andre Gibson-Starks
1   True Crime Podcasts (8-10)
This course is for those who have never listened to a true crime podcast, those who listen to them regularly, or anywhere in between. True crime podcasts bring a substantial amount of attention to crime cases. We will be exploring different podcasts such as Crime Junkie, The First Degree, the Murder Squad, and more. Do these True Crime podcasts help the community solve crimes or are they simply for entertainment? We will find out together.
Instructor: Jazzmine Flores
 23 Volleyball (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: Briana Bernard, Andre Gibson-Starks
12  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.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Keith Burns

 
Class offerings and instructors are subject to change.