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SCHEDULE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE TO OFFER MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES!! UPDATES WILL BE POSTED TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
NEW! HARRY POTTER'S WORLD - WEEK 2 (Replaces Clowning Around)
NEW! DECORATING CAKES & COOKIES (Replaces Advanced Crocheting)
CHANGE IN AGE REQUIREMENTS: NOW 10 & UP FOR INTERIOR DESIGN SMALL SPACES, OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, & WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL CLASS
In this advanced class, students will
build upon skills acquired in the Learn to Code class. Challenging and complex topics will be
introduced. Using MITs Scratch
programming language, students will learn to create complex, customized games
and animations. Pre-requisite: Learn to Code or similar Scratch course.
ALGEBRA: QUEST FOR SUCCESS
In this class, students will build their knowledge base
of algebra through manipulatives and games. Concepts will be presented in an interactive,
engaging, and collaborative way to help students build their problem solving
skills. This “station-style” class
promises to be fun with activities designed to foster self confidence in a math
classroom. This class is for students ages 10 and up.
AN AMERICAN GIRL ADVENTURE
Meet the American Girls, both old and new, and explore the time periods in
which they lived. Learn about the games they played and make crafts reflective
of their time. American Girl dolls are not necessary for this class but
participants may bring their dolls into class on Friday.
BEYOND THE GRAVE: A STUDY OF GHOSTS
Have you ever wondered if ghosts are real? Students in this class will analyze the
science behind ghosts and learn about ghost-hunting technology, different types
of hauntings, and theories about what a ghost is made of. Students will read and write ghost stories
and discuss how spirits are portrayed in TV and movies. They will also study the most infamous of CNY
hauntings. Be prepared to get
scared! This class is for students ages
10 & up.
BOONDOGGLES & FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS
Weave colored gimp into beautiful three-dimensional designs! Starting with
the basic square knot, you’ll learn how spiral, butterfly and other knots can
turn your string into art! Share your new-found skill with your friends and
family as you also learn how to craft friendship bracelets from simple
CARDBOARD ARCADE CHALLENGE
Inspired by Cain's Arcade, the Cardboard Arcade Challenge will encourage and foster student creativity. Come join us for a week of critical thinking, engineering, perseverance, and teamwork. Build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Students are asked to bring recycled materials (cereal boxes, empty containers, bottle tops, paper rolls, etc.) from home.
CARDS, CARDS & MORE CARDS
Spend the week learning how to use rubber stamps,
embossing tools, paper punches, and water color pencils as we create cards for
every occasion! In this class you will
have fun creating all kinds of cards by stamping, layering embellishments, and
embossing paper. By the end of the week you will have a collection of cards to
take home with you. If you love crafting,
then this is a class for you! Students
should bring an old shirt or art smock.
Learn how to play classic card games including Solitaire, Uno, Hearts, and
more. We will spend time learning how to
shuffle a deck of cards like a pro. By the
end of the week, you’ll be so good that you can teach your family and friends
new card games and tricks.
fun! Let’s become cheerleaders by
learning the fundamentals, including cheers, motions, dance combinations, jumps,
kicks, voice projection and beginning tumbling. Students should wear
comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a labeled water bottle. All are welcome.
Do you want to
learn how to play chess or just improve your skills? Learn game rules and
strategies while competing for fun and prizes!
Can you checkmate your way to the top of the class? All skill levels welcome.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Gather information about your week at
College for Kids and produce a camp newspaper. Work with other students to
conduct interviews, write stories, create comics, take pictures, and design the
look of the paper. Students may bring in a LABELED digital camera from
CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO
Are you a fan of modern Doctor Who but want to know more about
the classic series of the BBC science fiction TV show that ran from
1963-1989? Do you know the difference
between an Auton and an Axon? Do you ever wonder who would win in a fight: the
Yeti or the Ice Warriors? Whether you’re a long-time fan or haven’t seen a
single episode yet, come and join us as we learn all about the famous Time
Lord. In this class, we will make crafts and watch and discuss episodes from
the classic show. This summer, we will focus on the 3rd and 5th
Doctors, Jon Pertwee and Peter Davison. Cosplay is encouraged on Fun Family Friday,
so bring your sonic screwdriver and dress up as your favorite Doctor or
COMIC BOOKS: THEN AND NOW
Students will explore the vast world of comic books and discuss different
art styles, written narratives, characters, and story lines. Students will then
write and illustrate their very own comic story. Different focus each week.
Students may bring in their favorite comic books and memorabilia to share with
Did you know you can use magnets to make a creative and trendy nail design?
This class will show you how! You’ll also learn how to make body butter lotion,
try a paraffin wax dip, and more. Students will practice on themselves,
partners and/or fake nails. The class will provide a new and colorful technique
each day to practice on themselves, family and their friends!
CREATIVE PICTURE EDITING
Do you love taking pictures? Have you ever wondered how magazine
photographers manipulate photos? In this class, students will learn how to edit
photographs, improve them and turn them into gorgeous, fun works of art!
Students will need a LABELED digital camera (DSLR or digital point and shoot).
This class participates in Fun Family Friday.
CROCHETING FOR BEGINNERS
Do you want to
learn how to crochet? In this class, students
will learn about different hooks to use, types of yarn, proper technique and
the basic crochet stitches to make projects to keep or give away as gifts! Crochet hooks and
yarn will be provided.
CROSSFIT FOR KIDS
The focus of this class is to teach students that fitness
can be FUN! Children who are new to
sports will learn about health and wellness and form and fitness. Children who are already athletes will see an
increase in speed, endurance, balance, and stamina. Each class is different and
entertaining. Students should wear
comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a LABELED water bottle.
DANCE MIX: JAZZ/HIP-HOP
If you like to move to music, then this class is for you! Students will
learn basic jazz and hip hop dance moves in this fun-filled class. Students
should wear comfortable clothes to dance in.
DECORATING CAKES & COOKIES
In this class you will
learn the basic techniques to decorate cakes and cookies. Royal icing
will be used to practice making stars, shells, rosettes, leaves and
more. No prior experience needed. Students may wish to bring an apron.
Do you love to
cook? Do you love to eat delicious desserts? Have fun learning the basics of
cooking. In this class, you will learn to read a recipe, measure, cut and mix
ingredients together to create a delicious dessert. New recipes will be introduced this year. Students may
wish to bring an apron to class.
Do you like dinosaurs? Then this class is for you. Students
will learn the names of the 20 most popular dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures
and explore popular dinosaur theories on where they came from and where they
went. Students will learn to draw dinosaurs, play games involving
dinosaurs to experience the dino-lifestyle, and even eat like dinosaurs by
dining on pop-corn, breaded chicken and lettuce.
The 9th and 10th DOCTORS
Are you a fan of Doctor Who, the hit
BBC science fiction televsion show about an alien who can travel anywhere in
time and space? Do you know the difference between a Sontaran and a Slitheen?
Do you ever wonder who would win in a fight - the Daleks or the Cybermen?
Whether you’re a longtime fan or haven’t seen a single episode yet, come and
join us as we learn all about the last of the Time Lords. In this class, we will make crafts, watch and
discuss episodes from the first four seasons of the modern show (from
2005-2009), which include the ninth and tenth Doctors: Christopher Eccleston
and David Tennant. Cosplay is encouraged so bring your sonic screwdriver and
dress up as your favorite Doctor or companion. This class is recommended for students
ages 10 and up if they are unfamiliar with Doctor Who and the aliens.
The 11th and 12th DOCTORS
Are you a fan of Doctor Who, the hit
BBC science fiction television show about an alien who can travel anywhere in
time and space? Do you know the difference between the Silence and the
Silurians? Do you ever wonder who would win in a fight - the Daleks or the
Weeping Angels? Whether you’re a longtime fan or haven’t seen a single episode
yet, come and join us as we learn all about the last of the Time Lords. In this class, we will make crafts, watch and
discuss episodes from seasons five through nine of the modern show (from
2010-2015), which includes the 11th and 12th Doctors,
Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. Cosplay is encouraged so bring your sonic
screwdriver and dress up as your favorite Doctor or companion. This class is
recommended for students ages 10 and up if they are unfamiliar with Doctor Who
and the aliens.
basics by drawing popular characters from the Disney and Pixar Studios.
Students will draw classic favorites like Mickey Mouse and the Little
Mermaid as well as new Disney characters from the Marvel and Star Wars
universes. Find out the difference between cartoon and comic book art and
learn the basics of both media as you explore how the art form has evolved over
the last 100 years.
Great science fiction starts with great artwork. In this class,
you will learn about the art of Star Wars. Design your own comics and
posters. Learn to draw robots, aliens, starships and action scenes.
Compare the early cartoons of the 1970s to the modern Disney X-D series
and learn how live actors are interpreted by professional cartoonists.
FAIRY HOUSES AND FORTS
whimsy, folklore, history and magic of fairies.
Along with learning about evil and nice fairies, and design and build a
natural dwelling (house or fort)
out of natural materials, such as mud, moss, sticks, tree bark, stones, or
other materials to attract fairy visitors and nature's friends - the
butterflies. We will watch films of
fairies actually being caught on tape, learn about fairy magic, and make your
own fairy dust to bring home.
Do you enjoy books and movies about the paranormal? You’ll learn the basics of card reading,
palmistry, astrology, numerology, color analysis, and dream interpretation. You
will study simple relaxation and meditation techniques. Activities include
taking a psychic test, coloring an aura graph, calculating a numerology chart,
making a magic pendulum, and imagining past lives - all for the purpose of
entertaining yourself and others. This class participates in Fun Family Friday.
Does creating garden mosaics, making birdfeeders, folding paper flowers, and
decorating flower pots sound like fun? Then this is the class for you! We will
be decorating all things pertaining to both indoor and outdoor gardens, both
indoors and outdoors. Nature enthusiasts, as well as indoor lovers, are welcome
in this class.
GIFTS IN A JAR
Back by popular demand, Gifts in a Jar is a fun and creative class. Students will make 5 separate gifts out of variety Mason Jar sizes - from the very small to the larger sizes. Some jars will contain practical items that are edible or consumable, while others will be more of a creative craft or for decorative use. Completed projects are the perfect gift to give to family and friends or to keep for yourself. Many of the jar creations will be repeated from last year, but there will be at least one new jar for 2017.
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
In this class, you’ll enjoy some of the fun and finer things in life. Learn
to tie-dye, make jewelry and crafts to wear and share. Come and experience all
the perks of being a girl. Students need to bring in a white T-shirt and a
plastic grocery bag.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY WITH PERCY JACKSON
Are you a fan of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan? Are you
interested in learning more about the mythological characters in the books?
Come and learn about the Greek gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes in Percy's
world. Knowledge of the books is not necessary.
HAIR IT IS!
Hair It Is! is a fun and highly interactive class where
participants learn how to create and design different hair styles on themselves
and classmates. If you’ve ever wondered how your hair stylist does it, now is
your chance to learn! Students must come
to class each day with freshly washed hair and a brush and comb in a LABELED
Ziploc bag. For the protection of all students, hair will be checked for lice
on the first day by our camp nurse. Students with head lice will be asked to
select an alternate class to attend for the week.
HARRY POTTER’S WORLD
Explore the wondrous world of Harry Potter, the popular young wizard
created by author J.K. Rowling. Pretend you’re a student at Hogwarts School and
get sorted into one of four houses. Take magical classes, play wizard games and
compete for the house cup. Students may bring in wizard costumes on the last
day of class. This class participates in Fun Family Friday.
In this class, students will explore
DNA molecules, study dominant and recessive genes, and research where
individual traits come from by doing a pedigree chart. Build an edible DNA molecule and do fun,
hands-on activities to see which of your traits are dominant or recessive. Learn about traits you inherited from your
ancestors and what makes you different from other students in the class.
INTERIOR DESIGN FOR SMALL SPACES
In this class, students will apply art and mathematics principles to design a bedroom, dorm room, apartment, or other small space. Like professional designers, students will bring a project from conception to reality by planning, researching, coordinating, and executing creative ideas. This class is for girls ages 10 and up.
INTRODUCING SIMPLE & POWERED MACHINES
In this class, students will be introduced to LEGO simple
and powered machines. Students will work
in teams of 2 as young engineers and designers. They will be provided with
tools and activities that promote engineering design, science, and mathematics.
Each day students will build models using engineering concepts they have
learned. The materials promote an
enjoyable but challenging environment in which students develop skills such as
creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, and teamwork. Students will make predictions, build models,
run tests, record data, make comparisons, and improve their designs in order to
create better solutions. This class is
for students ages 11 & up.
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Grab your digital camera and get ready to shoot! Students will learn how to
take creative and fun pictures by learning how to use camera functions, light
subjects without a flash, subject composition and more. This is a hands-on
class so be ready to climb onto a stool, lie on your stomach or journey outside
to capture some GREAT images! Students will need a LABELED digital camera. This class participates in Fun Family Friday.
Abracadabra! Amaze your friends and family with fantastic magic tricks
using ordinary objects like coins, cards and rope. Participants will also learn
how to create their own magic character and perform in front of an audience.
Students put on a magic show the last day of class. Students will need to bring
a deck of regular playing cards, one quarter and one handkerchief. This class
participates in Fun Family Friday.
KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
this class, students will learn the basics of knitting on a loom, giving
them a chance to learn the concepts behind knitting to create something of
their very own! This is a great way to start out if you have never knitted.
Students will have the option to create a pair of slipper socks, a hat, a
scarf, or a dishcloth. Projects created
in class will be taken home at the end of the week.
It’s not just regular kickball! Play Two Base Kickball, Big Base Kickball, Bulls-eye
Ball, and even the ultimate - Krazy Kickball. Lace up your sneakers, grab your
water bottle and let’s have fun! Students should wear comfortable clothes and
sneakers and bring a LABELED water bottle.
This is an outdoor class.
Learn the art of mono-printing in this fun and creative class. You will discover how to make beautiful
“one-of-a-kind” prints, using craft paint, found objects, and a Gelli Arts
Printing Plates, without having to use a printing press. Then take those amazing prints and turn them
into a unique art journal or paper collage.
If you love being creative, then this class is for you! All class supplies are non-toxic. Students should bring in an old shirt or art
LEARN TO CODE
Why play someone else's game when you can make your own games and
animations? This beginner class will teach coding using MIT's programming
language, Scratch. Students will learn how to develop a different
game/animation each class which they can then work from home on.
LET’S PLAY DUNGEONS
ever watched Lord of the Rings and
wondered what it would be like to be Aragorn, combating monstrous foes with his
mighty longword? Or maybe you wanted to be Legolas with his stunning bowmanship
and keen elven senses? If you’ve daydreamed about any of these things, Dungeons & Dragons is for you! Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop
roleplaying game that offers the opportunity to play in heroic roles in an
imaginary fantasy setting. In this course, students will be introduced to the
game and character creation, and then they will play their characters in a
range of adventures and quests. So, if you want to explore dark ancient ruins
to find hidden treasure, or if you want to slay the evil dragon that has
plagued the lands of elves and men, then come play Dungeons & Dragons with us!
This class is for students ages 10 and up.
MINECRAFT: CREATIVE MODE
like to use Minecraft to create complex works of art? Want to build grand
castles that reach to the sky, but don’t want to mine all of the stone to build
it? Do you want to see what you can build with endless blocks of every kind? If
so, then Minecraft Creative Mode is for you! This course, taught by an
experienced Minecrafter and server owner, gives students the opportunity to
hone their ability to build complex, artistic creations in Minecraft, free of
the limitations that are involved in the traditional survival mode. Students
will share building techniques with one another, and they will also compete in
a range of contests and team activities. The course will focus on topics
specific to Creative Mode, such as pixel art and large-scale builds.
MINECRAFT: SURVIVAL MODE
Want to learn new ways to avoid creeper attacks? Want to learn
more about building castles around villages to defend against zombie raids?
Want to take your Minecraft game to the next level? If the answer is “yes,”
then this class is for you! This course, taught by an experienced Minecrafter
and server owner, will offer students the opportunity to play Minecraft
together and to learn from one another’s methods and builds. The course will
focus on aspects specific to Survival Mode such as effective mining strategies,
preventing monster attacks, herding and farming, and crafting and enchanting.
Students will be encouraged to share their techniques with other students to
improve each other’s gameplay and builds. In addition, students will compete in
various contests and team activities.
Enter the frightening world of Monster Survivor! Learn monster legends and
lore as you watch scenes from movies featuring vampires, werewolves, space
aliens and creatures living on land or in the sea. Tribe contests will include
a terrifying trivia bee, a freaky food contest, a mummy wrap, and other tests
of courage and survival. On the final day, the tribes will have a chance to
dress up and perform scary skits. Not for the faint of heart! Students may
bring costumes and props for skits if they wish. This class participates in Fun
In this class, students will learn about the history of
American musical theatre, discuss the music from different shows, and study and
perform songs from classic Disney and Broadway shows. The week ends with a short concert on Friday.
MYSTERIES, SPIES & CSIs
Have you ever wanted to be a detective? In this class you’ll
learn the skills modern day crime fighters use to catch criminals. Become
more observant, investigate a crime scene and take clues back to the lab.
Explore the history of criminal investigations and learn how to build a solid
case. Draw suspects, based on descriptions by eye-witnesses.
Students will look at plastic models of human organs and help our Medical
Examiner determine the cause of death. We’ll go out in the field, visit
our Spy Training Course and learn to decipher codes just like a real agent.
In this class,
students will learn about the mathematics behind M.C. Escher’s works of art and
then create different optical illusions through the application of
geometry. Students will create a
tessellation art project and a stained glass window design using points, lines,
angles, triangles, circles, etc. This class is for
students ages 10 and up.
you wanna be a master of Pokémon? Do you have the skills to be number one? In Pokémon Masters, learn and play the
Pokémon trading card game while competing with your fellow trainers to earn
badges and cards of your own. Bring in your cards or Pokémon games from home or
play with the class set. Get ready for your Pokémon Adventure to begin!
Rocketry is the science and technology of rocket design, construction, and flight. In this class, students will first learn about Newton's three laws of Physics, how the mass of the rocket affects the distance it travels, and how inertia affects the distance a ball travels. Students will then build a rocket to launch on Fun Family Friday.
Students can capture their favorite memories in a customized
scrapbook. You will learn how to organize and display photos in an artistic
manner. Page by page, you’ll work to create personalized book to take home.
Student should bring approximately 20 photos to class.
SHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS
the life of William Shakespeare and read and act out kid-friendly versions of
his plays. Activities will include reading a graphic novel version of the play,
watching movie clips, and creating artwork. Throughout the week we will
rehearse selected scenes from the play, which we will present to parents on Fun
Family Friday. Romeo and Juliet will be performed on Week 1 and Julius Caesar on Week 3. This class is for students ages 10 and up.
In this class, students will work in groups of two, as
young scientists and engineers, investigating and understanding the operation
of simple and compound machines through the use of LEGO gears, wheels/axels,
levers, and pulleys. Each day students
will build models using engineering concepts they have learned. The materials promote an enjoyable but
challenging environment in which students will develop skills such as creative
problem-solving, communication of ideas, and teamwork. This class is recommended for students ages 8
– 10 years.
SNACKS & MORE
Are you someone who likes to snack? Are you looking for creative but simple
ideas in the kitchen? Learn to make a variety of snacks that are tasty, fun,
convenient and easy. You will get the chance to write down each of the recipes
we use in class, and take them home at the end of the week so that you can make
your Snacks at home! Students may wish to bring an apron to class.
Do you like to play or watch soccer? In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport: dribbling, passing and receiving, rules, and more in a positive and fun learning environment. Students should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring a LABELED water bottle. This is an outdoor class.
SPOOKY NATURE WALK
Come and explore the historical area behind Mulroy Hall. Who or what is in
the deep woods behind the building? Does
a Swamp Monster exist in the stream? Are there gravestones? Students will take
walks, draw pictures, make crafts, study bugs, catch frogs, and discover the
world beyond the parking lot. A
disposable camera will be provided to each student to document their findings. Students
should wear old sneakers or shoes and bring a LABELED water bottle to
STAR WARS LEGACY
Learn the history of all the Star Wars movies as well as the
extended universe. Become a Jedi and train in the ways of the Force.
You will create a foam lightsaber and build your battle skills.
Find out what movies originally inspired George Lucas and how Industrial
Light & Magic (ILM) has redefined science fiction. Meet other
fans and hear the secret lore of the Star Wars epic. May the Force be with YOU!
TASTY BREAKFAST DISHES
Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring! Make and sample a variety of creative
breakfast dishes that you can prepare at home with little or no parental help.
Learn to create and enjoy easy and nutritious breakfast foods that will add
some fun to your mornings! You will get the chance to write down each of the
recipes we use in class. Students may wish to bring an apron to class.
This is your chance to learn a sport that you’ll enjoy for a lifetime. This
course, geared for beginner tennis players, will work on eye-hand coordination,
basic stroke motions, serving and playing the net. You will learn the rules of
a tennis match and how to keep score. You will need to bring a tennis racket.
This is an outdoor class.
THEATRE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
Discover the fun of being an actor! Experience many elements of theatre,
including learning lines and creating a character. You will participate in
theatre games, improve your confidence in public speaking, and have fun in a
comfortable and non-competitive environment. On Friday, your troupe will
perform a play in front of an audience. This class is open to all levels of
experience. This class participates in Fun Family Friday.
THEATRE ACTIVITIES FOR
Caught the acting bug? TAFYII is the
class to help you hone your acting skills in a way that will prepare you for an
audition with confidence. You will learn a monologue to be performed the last
day of class, as well as act in a short scene.
Learn relaxation techniques and exercises that professional actors
use. No prior experience necessary. This class is for students ages 12 and up.
THIS CLASS IS A ZOO!
This class will be totally devoted to the crazy, amazing, unbelievable
world of animals. We will discuss wild
animals from Africa, bears and moose of the Adirondack Mountains, birds, and
even common pets. This interactive,
hands-on class includes a visit from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s animal expert
and a Zoo to You presentation. Increase
your awareness of the animal kingdom by getting up close to animal skulls and
fur as well as live lizards, hedgehogs and parrots. If you love animals, then this is the class
you enjoy sports? Then Ultimate Sports is for you! Join others and play new
games every day. Have fun while being active. Play Capture the Flag, Freeball,
Doctor Dodgeball, and many other games for Ultimate Athletes! Students should
wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring a LABELED water bottle. This is
an outdoor class.
VIDEO GAMES: THE EVOLUTION
Love video games? Then this class is for you! Take a weeklong journey
through the history of video games. Start with games some of your parents may
remember and finish with some of the more advanced video game systems of today.
Compete with classmates in daily tournaments and earn the right to be crowned
video game champion! Whether a beginning or advanced gamer, you will be sure to
leave this course with the quickest thumbs around. This class participates in
Fun Family Friday.
WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL
This class is for fans of the Walking Dead television show and for those
who want to learn more about zombies. Watch
clips of the show, create a short graphic novel like the one the television
show is based on and construct a Zombie Apocalypse survival kit to take home. At the end of the week, transform yourself
into a “walker” for a zombie parade. This
class is for students ages 10 and up.
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