Summer Youth Camps – Descriptions
Animal Art/Art Through Children’s Literature – NEW!
Children will enjoy stories by Leo Leonni, work in learning centers cooperatively and create animal art. The students will discover adaptations and habitat through nature walks.
Animal Adaptations – NEW!
Seeing is believing all the ways animals explore our world. Learn outdoor games and explore environments of people, pets, and wildlife.
App Attack! Make Your First Game App – NEW!
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, students will explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the World of App’s publishing functions. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class.
App Adventures! The Next Level – NEW!
Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! All students will choose from a selection of different mobile app types and explore more in-depth programming concepts. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class.
Clay Animation – NEW!
You say you like animated movies. You want to make a movie? You always wondered how they make those characters move in the movie. Then Clay Animation may be right up your alley! You will sit in the director’s chair to create your own clay animation movie, writing both the script and storyboard. You will create characters and take pictures needed for your movie. Students will easily add text, music, and voice to the images they create in their animated movie.
Let’s head to the laboratory and see what happens! A variety of educational and stimulating experiments will shed new light on the exciting world of science. Camp scientists will explore life savers, floating paper clips, and fried marbles; create quicksand and tornado machines; and conduct many more MAD experiments!
Get ready for a week-long adventure that will take you on an exciting journey around the mathematical realm! You will explore fractions using food, investigate geometry and patterns in nature and art, use computer games to explore operations and computations, conduct measurements and surveys during outdoor games, and use math strategies while playing sports. By the end of the week, you will be an elementary mathematical genius!
Make Your First Video Game – NEW!
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore as you learn how to really get into the game because you made it yourself! No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on Windows computers.
Learn the fundamentals of grips, swings, proper body position, and clubs. You will get plenty of practice putting on the campus green along with skill development games and relays. Campers are grouped according to age and ability, and will play at the Lehman Golf Club on Friday. Bring clubs and a drink each day.
Beginners to experienced players will benefit from this week of fun learning key volleyball fundamentals! By incorporating drills and team games, you will learn the essential elements of serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, hitting, blocking, team serve reception, team defense, and transition to offense. Campers will also work on leadership and teamwork exercises. The end result will be a love for the sport of volleyball!
Hold That Chick & Other Barnyard Animals
Chicks are here when you arrive ready to be named. Learn how to hold them & care for them. Learn about all types of critters found on the farm & how to have fun finding some of them. Then, get a first-hand look when we visit a local barnyard.
Explore and challenge your creative potential for designing and building Lego® structures and motorized machines. Gear up your trip to LegoLand® by creating and designing in teams to build Lego® robots with a working “brain”. The hands-on intersection of math and physical science is just the beginning of your journey through LegoLand®. Introduction to WeDo STEM Expansion (Grades 4-5).
Lego® Mindstorm Robotics®
Design and build a high tech Lego® robot in this hands-on computer and construction camp. Work in teams to create a working robot that you have designed from the NXT Lego® software, hardware, and website. Create an obstacle course for your robot to navigate with its light sensors and motorized controls. Computer-wise campers and building brainiacs will take their Lego® Mindstorms® to new heights!
Musical Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Spend one exciting week learning what it takes to put on a high-spirited musical production! Campers will have a show-stopping good time learning all aspects of a musical production - from staging, prop and costume development to singing, acting, and dancing. This camp culminates in a full-blown performance for family and friends on Friday at 2 p.m. Please note that this camp is a one-week camp, not two weeks as stated in the online registration description.
What happens when...? What if we put...? If these are your kinds of questions, join us and experiment with us! Concepts we hope to explore include liquids and solids, acids and bases, magnets, and bubbles. Caution! Our experiments and concoctions could transform you into a Mad Scientist!
Make Your First 3-D Video Game – NEW!
By popular demand, we are now offering a 3-D game design class. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. Students will learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.