8:00am to Noon
ART & SCULPTURE
Huichol Yarn Painting
July 1–5, Ages 6-9
The Huichol people live in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit in Mexico and for hundreds of years they have created colorful yarn paintings using symbols and designs, which date back centuries. The Huichol did not have a written language until recently, so these symbols were and are the primary form of preserving the ceremonies, myths and beliefs of ancient Huichol religion. In this class you will create your own large yarn painting consisting of colorful yarn pressed into boards coated with wax and resin. Most amazing is that you will learn the ancient and secret meanings of just about everything that the Huichol decorate. Join us in the element of ancient history and secret symbolic design, all to create a unique art form that allows for self expression.
Amazing Clay Habitats
July 8-12, Ages 6-9
In this class you will use clay to create a three-dimensional miniature diorama and design a scale model of an animal in its surrounding environment. Students will research the habitats of an animal of their choice (either extinct or living today) and develop a panorama out of clay. They will then use glazing techniques to bring their environment to life. This is a perfect chance for a student to develop scale modeling techniques, research skills, as well as creative clay handwork and sophisticated glazing methods.
July 29-August 2, Ages 6-9
Jim Henson revolutionized the world of puppetry with the "Muppet," which first appeared on children's television shows in the 1970s. In this summer class students will learn to create their own extravagant Muppet using felt, foam, cloth and stuffing. Students will also learn about the 3,000-year history of puppetry in such countries as Japan, Vietnam, Egypt and India. The week will culminate in a raucous Monster Puppet Show written by the student puppeteers.
Presidential Palate Class currently filled!
June 17-21 Ages 6-9
Come celebrate the Presidents’ palate and sample some of the first family's favorite menu selections! You don't have to live in the White House to eat like the President! This class reviews famous past Presidents and their contributions to the culinary world. Learn about what is served at our presidential inauguration luncheons and then learn to prepare and eat these delicious creations!
MATH & SCIENCE
Mysterious, Marvelous Chemistry Class currently filled!
June 24-28 Ages 6-9
Ancient chemists often deceived emperors and kings with astounding illusions and feats. Today, we know what appeared to be magic and sorcery was really science and chemistry at work. Come learn the science behind such wondrous experiments as creating rainstorms, growing crystals, making ooze and levitating ice cubes. Take home your own “Manual of Marvels” at the end of this enchanting and educational class.
Be a "Mathlete!" Class currently filled!
July 22-26 Ages 6-9
Students who know all of their math facts make fewer computation errors and learn future mathematical operations with ease and speed – they are Mathletes! This class begins by teaching students how to memorize math facts in all operations through 20 using a Math-Bee format. We will also use math games like Crypto, Math Maze, Magic Square, The Five Color Puzzle and Number Puzzle to support test-taking and study skills. This course will teach enough math to help you all year in school and to become the most formidable MATHLETE.
"Bantaba" (African Drumming)
July 15-19 Ages 6-9
Do you love the idea of playing a real African drum? In this class, famed Senegalese drummer Oumar Sagna of the group Sindoolaa will show you how to play the coolest rhythms from the African continent. Bantaba means “a community gathering for musical celebration,” and in this class, you will learn the drum rhythms and unique bell percussions that grace the traditional songs from the Congo and Guinea. On the last day there will be a drum performance to show off your inner beat!
MUSICAL DRAMA & SET DESIGN
"The Wizard of Oz"
June 17-28 (2-week class) Ages 7 and up
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams frequently of what lies over the rainbow. What lies ahead for your child in this class is the opportunity to take on leading roles, sing in the chorus, create magical set designs and work as a stage crew member. We are excited that our production will be directed by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, the renowned choreographer for Off the Wall Theatre, who is returning for another summer. Join us for this fabulous theatre experience!
Hoop it Up!
July 8-12 Ages 6-9
Are you interested in becoming a great basketball player? Want to learn more about this fast-paced sport? Here is your chance! This fundamental basketball program will focus on teaching beginners the basics including dribbling, passing, fast breaks, the give-and-go, jump shots and more through games such as Lightning, Sharks and Minnows, Sneak Attack and Fox in the Hen House. You will learn basketball’s basic official signals and even watch video clips to learn what the greatest players do on the court. It takes hard work to become a good player, and we will help get you going!
July 22-26 Ages 6–9
There is a reason Zumba is the largest, most successful fitness program in the world. Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious dance-floor steps. This class, designed especially for kids, contains elements of hip-hop, salsa, mambo and martial arts. After boogieing the morning away, we will cool down with yoga movements that increase personal strength and flexibility. Increase your dance-move repertoire, your knowledge of Latin inspired music and your overall fitness level in this class.
Wipe Out! Class currently filled!
July 29-Aug 2 Ages 6-9
Wipe Out was born from a desire to do a series of funny stunts, and we won’t let you down! Our version of Wipe Out will feature student contestants divided into teams that try to make their way through tough obstacle courses. Our athletic coaches will begin by training each team to improve their speed, agility, endurance and strength by practicing each skill and moving through smaller courses. Then the races will begin! If you love being athletic, or have a desire to be in fit sporty shape, then come Wipe Out with us! We promise you will spend time falling into shallow pools of water, crawling through tubes, jumping over hurdles, balancing, swinging and running as fast as lightning!
Robotics Second section now available!
June 24-28 and
July 15-19 (July class has been filled) Ages 6-9
Robotic science is changing the world! This class is designed to increase our understanding of robots: how they are programmed, as well as the uses and limitations of working robots. In addition to programming a moving robot, students will explore the science behind robotic operations. Students will examine robots that are autonomous, semi-autonomous or remotely controlled and range from humanoids, drones, medical nano-bots and industrial robots. Each student will build and take home a "bot" during this fun course.
The World of Magic, Part 2
July 1-5 Ages 6-9
Our magicians-in-training will master amazing illusions in this mystical magic class. Since the pharaohs ruled Ancient Egypt, magicians have honed a variety of performance skills, such as decoy preparation and planning dramatic sequences, so they could wow their audiences. In this class, students will learn tricks such as using Magic Coins and Sawing a Lady in Half, as well as card tricks like Simple Monte 2 and Magic Tube, all to be performed at a big magic show on the last day.